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Boeing and Schiebel to Pursue UAS Opportunities in With Camcopter S-100

Boeing and Schiebel to Pursue UAS Opportunities in With Camcopter S-100

The Boeing Company and Schiebel Industries AG of Austria today announced they have signed a teaming agreement to pursue marketing and support opportunities for Schiebel’s S-100 CAMCOPTER

Source: http://boeing.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=786, 12-Aug-09

Saint Alphonsus Becomes An Owner of Life Flight Network

Source: Saint Alphonsus, 12-Aug-09

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Los Angeles County-USC hospital reopens heliport

Source: LA Times, 12-Aug-09

FB Heliservices establishes new AW139 flight

FB Heliservices establishes new AW139 flight

M onths of hard work and preparation are finally coming to fruition with the arrival of the AW139s and the first students at Valley.

Source: FB Heliservices, 12-Aug-09

Boeing to Demonstrate A160T Unmanned Cargo Aircraft for US Marine Corps

Boeing to Demonstrate A160T Unmanned Cargo Aircraft for US Marine Corps

The Boeing Company received a $500,000 contract from the U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory on Aug. 5 to demonstrate the company’s A160T (YMQ-18A) Hummingbird for the Marines’ Immediate Cargo Unmanned Aerial System Demonstration Program.

Source: Boeing, 12-Aug-09

NTSB head says FAA failed to act on ‘scores of recommendations’ on shared air space

The FAA, she charged, has failed to make changes. “We believe if the recommendations were implemented, aviation safety would be improved,” the blunt-speaking Hersman said.  She said 225 aircraft fly within 3 miles of the crash site every day, and pilots below 1,100 feet are free to choose their routes without monitoring from air-traffic controllers.

Source: NY Daily News, 12-Aug-09

New Anglia One paramedic team dedicated to air ambulance, not seconded

Source: Anglia One, 12-Aug-09

Era Training Center Selects Frasca for S76 FSTD

Source: Era, 12-Aug-09

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Lawsuit by LAPD helicopter pilot goes to jury

Source: LA Daily News, 11-Aug-09

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Kent Air Ambulance boss leaves for new role in London

Source: Kent Online, 11-Aug-09

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India approves deals for Ka-31, AW101 helicopters

Source: Flightglobal, 11-Aug-09

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Thailand requsts three UH-60L Black Hawks

Source: http://www.dsca.mil/pressreleases/36-b/2009/Thailand_09-49.pdf, 11-Aug-09

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Netherlands requests upgrade of Apaches to Block II standard

Source: DSCA, 11-Aug-09

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Egypt requests six CH-47D Chinooks

Source: DSCA, 11-Aug-09

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Northrop Grumman-Developed U.S. Navy Unmanned Fire Scout Nears Operational Evaluation

Northrop Grumman-Developed U.S. Navy Unmanned Fire Scout Nears Operational Evaluation

The Northrop Grumman Corporation-developedMQ-8B Fire Scout VTUAV recently completed flight tests aboard the USS McInerney. This is part of a series of shipboard evaluations leading to Operational Evaluation (OpEval) scheduled for this fall.

Source: Northrop Grumman, 11-Aug-09

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Proposed heliport amid Streeterville high-rises now up to state

Experts from the Illinois Department of Transportation will pore over stacks of statistics and tales of medical emergencies in trying to decide whether a heliport proposed for the new Lurie Children’s Hospital in Streeterville can be built.

Source: Chicago Tribune, 11-Aug-09

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PHI, Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2009

PHI, Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2009

Flight hours for the quarter ended June 30, 2009 were 39,246, compared to 39,630 for the quarter ended June 30, 2008.

Source: PHI, 11-Aug-09

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Vector Aerospace announces transition of Breeze Eastern product support

Vector Aerospace Corporation wishes to inform its customers and affected operators that they once again have a Canadian support alternative for Breeze Eastern Corporation products.

Source: Vertical, 11-Aug-09

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Wichita Falls Air Evac Lifeteam base opens

Wichita Falls Air Evac Lifeteam base opens

The Wichita Falls Air Evac Lifeteam base opened to the public Saturday morning, giving tours of the newly renovated and more spacious facility.

Source: Times Record News, 11-Aug-09

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AeroComputers Completes Integration With Gyrocam HDIR Sensor

AeroComputers Inc. is pleased to announce the successful completion of integration between the UC-5100 Digital Mapping System and the HD/IR sensor payload.  This integration provides advanced mapping, geopointing and video switching capabilities.

Source: AeroComputers, 11-Aug-09

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DIY helicopter built by Chinese farmer with help of Internet

Source: Ubergizmo, 11-Aug-09

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Dirgantara Indonesia to supply 10 Bell 412s to military

The Indonesian Military has ordered 6 Bell 412 helicopters while the National Search and Rescue Agency [Basarnas] ordered four

Source: Jakarta Post, 11-Aug-09

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Omaha Mayor Proposes Budget Cuts That Would Halt Police Helicopter Use

Source: Nebraska State Paper, 11-Aug-09

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Bristow Group Reports Fiscal 2010 Q1 Financial Results

Source: Bristow, 11-Aug-09

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Bristow Group Announces Promotion of Liz Brumley to CFO

Source: Bristow, 11-Aug-09

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Hudson River crash was ‘inevitable,’ colleague of helicopter pilot says

Source: NY Daily News, 11-Aug-09

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Boeing Receives $1.15B Contract for 15 Canadian Chinooks

Source: Boeing, 11-Aug-09

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Austrian OH-58 helicopters decommissioned after 40 years of service

Austrian OH-58 helicopters decommissioned after 40 years of service

The Austrian Ministry of Defence announced that a “Jet Ranger” helicopter has made the last flight of this helicopter type with the Austrian Army (Bundesheer) at the Hinterstoisser military airfield near Zeltweg, Austria. This marks the conclusion of 40 years of service and some 100,000 flight hours with the Austrian Army.

Source: DefPro, 11-Aug-09

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Dallas Police Helicopter Unit looks back over four decades

Source: Dallas News, 10-Aug-09

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British military spurns Sea King helicopter crews’ plea for armour

Source: Daily Mail, 10-Aug-09

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Australia Considers Helicopter Sharpshooters and Camel Burgers to Control Population Explosion

Source: EcoWorldly, 10-Aug-09

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Cobham and Arrow Aviation receive helicopter IFR approval for glass cockpit

Source: Chelton Flight Systems, 10-Aug-09

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ENAC Completes First Helicopter IFR Route Tests With An AW139 Helicopter In Italy

Source: AgustaWestland, 10-Aug-09

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Italian Navy Takes Delivery Of Its 21st AW101 Helicopter

Italian Navy Takes Delivery Of Its 21st AW101 Helicopter

This Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW)/Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW) configured aircraft is the first unit of the last AW101 batch for the service which has committed to a total of 24 AW101s.

Source: AgustaWestland, 10-Aug-09

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Columbia Helicopters Deploys Fire Fighting Helicopters Across the West

Source: Rotorhub, 10-Aug-09

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RotorMotion adds AW109S Grand to its charter fleet

Source: Rotorhub, 10-Aug-09

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Performance Based Logistics to be Implemented in Major Defence Programmes, including CH-47

Source: Frost & Sullivan, 10-Aug-09

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Prototype Assembly Looms as First Production Parts Arrive for Sikorsky CH-53K

Source: Sikorsky, 10-Aug-09

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Continental Airlines Offers $59 Summer Fare for Newark-Manhattan Shuttle

Source: Continental, 10-Aug-09

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Airspace Above Hudson River is “a Highway With Few Signs”

Source: New York Times, 10-Aug-09

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Bristow Group Reports Fiscal 2010 First Quarter Financial Results

Source: Bristow, 10-Aug-09

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Air Methods Reports 2Q2009 Results and 3Q2009 Update

Source: Air Methods, 10-Aug-09

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South Korea dithers over Apaches

Source: UPI, 10-Aug-09

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Sikorsky Commercial Links – July 2009 edition

Source: Sikorsky, 10-Aug-09

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Maryland State Police unit awarded ‘rescue of the year’ for lifesaving mission with the AS365 Dauphin

A Maryland State Police Aviation Command crew has been honored for a daring December 2008 rescue which utilized American Eurocopter’s Dauphin AS365 when a broken water main left several vehicles trapped in three-to-four feet of swiftly-flowing water.

Source: American Eurocopter, 07-Aug-09

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National Naval Aviation Museum at Pensacola accepts SH-60B Seahawk

A Navy helicopter thumped low over Pensacola on Wednesday, making its final flight before landing in the National Naval Aviation Museum’s parking lot to take its place in history.  At a ceremony Thursday morning, the museum officially unveiled “Venom 500” an SH-60B Seahawk helicopter that has been in continuous duty with the Navy since 1986.

Source: http://www.pnj.com/article/20090731/NEWS01/907310335, 07-Aug-09

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A Royal thank you for Army helicopter crews

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were at the airfield to present operational service medals to more than 100 soldiers from 4 Regiment Army Air Corps (AAC).

Source: Bury Free Press, 06-Aug-09

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Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter recruits doctor

Source: Northern Star, 06-Aug-09

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Tigre flies with uprated engines

The MTR390-E (Enhanced) engine will equip the French-Spanish HAD variant, as well as the German UHT variant (for the last 16 UHTs).

Source: Rotorhub, 05-Aug-09

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HAL delivers first four Cheetal helicopters

A re-engineered version of HAL’s Cheetah, the Turbomeca TM333-2M2-powered aircraft delivers increased range, endurance and payload

Source: Flightglobal, 04-Aug-09

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Australia weighs PPP vs traditional purchasing for new helo training fleet

Australia is still to make decisions on whether it uses traditional capital acquisition or public private partnership (PPP) methods to finance its planned Project Air 9000 phase 7 helicopter training system requirement.

Source: Rotorhub, 04-Aug-09

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Kansas City Lawyer Addresses Helicopter Crash Litigation at National Lawyers’ Convention

Gary C. Robb of Kansas City’s Robb & Robb, LLC delivered an address on Monday, July 27, 2009 on “Litigating a Helicopter Crash Case” to the Aviation Law Section at the Annual Convention of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), held in San Francisco, California.

Source: Robb & Robb, 03-Aug-09

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Record number of first time exhibitors prepare for Helitech 2009

Source: Rotorhub, 03-Aug-09

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Korean Utility Helicopter rolled out, now called “Surion”

Korean Utility Helicopter rolled out, now called “Surion”

Source: Shephard, 01-Aug-09

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Police Aviation News – August 2009 edition

Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Aug-09

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Kazan Helicopter Plant hosts mayor of Istanbul

July, 24 was held the official visit of two important visitors on the Kazan helicopter plant. The Interest to manufacture of the world famous helicopters of mark “Mi” and ANSAT was shown by the mayor of the city of Kazan Ilsur Metshin and the mayor of Istanbul Kadir Topbas.

Source: Kazan, 31-Jul-09

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Nexter Systems signs Turreted Gun System support contract with Australian Aerospace for ARH Tiger

Source: Nexter, 31-Jul-09

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US House Bill Contains New Pilot Licensing Requirements

Source: Rotornews, 31-Jul-09

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Carter Moves Toward Commercialization of PAV

Source: Carter, 31-Jul-09

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Uttarakhand Chief Minister orders transfer of land for use as helipad

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank today ordered transferring of 21 hectares land in Joshimath area to Chamoli district administration for the construction of a helipad, stadium and an auditorium.

Source: PTI, 31-Jul-09

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Cayman Islands Police EC135 controversy rumbles on

Governor Stuart Jack asked the Auditor General Dan Duguay in September to undertake an investigation into the purchase of the helicopter. Mr. Duguay found that there was no clear documentation of what the required operational capabilities of the helicopter should be, and limited communication between the police and the Civil Aviation Authority about the helicopter.

Source: Cay Compass, 31-Jul-09

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Heavy Lift Helicopter Community Celebrates Propulsion First

The CH-53K’s engine, the GE38, took center stage at a ceremony held at General Electric in Lynn, Mass., last week.

Source: Rotorhub, 31-Jul-09

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Pilot My-Cast℠ by Garmin Coming to the iPhone™ and iPod Touch® for US, Canadian subscribers

iPhone and iPod Touch users can soon download Pilot My-Cast by Garmin, a premier cell phone application that provides critical aviation weather data, flight planning and flight filing services to U.S. and Canadian based subscribers.

Source: Garmin, 31-Jul-09

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Australian CH-47F’s necessitated by “migration challenge”

Source: Rotorhub, 31-Jul-09

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Sikorsky X2 Technology Program Relocates to Florida to Prepare for High-Speed Test Flights

Source: Sikorsky, 31-Jul-09

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Texas DPS Air Crews Honored For Saving Missing 2 Year-Old

Source: KOSA, 31-Jul-09

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Canadian engine flies Chinese attack helicopter

China’s newest attack helicopter is powered by Canadian-built engines, a development military analysts say could spark a backlash against Canada’s aerospace industry from U.S. lawmakers concerned about technology being transferred into the wrong hands.

Source: Canada.com, 31-Jul-09

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Pilot Hours Examined in Fatal Maryland Helicopter Crash

Source: Vertical, 31-Jul-09

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DART Announces ANAC Approval of Apical’s AS350 Cable Cutters Kit

DART Helicopter Services announces that their subsidiary partner Apical Industries has received ANAC approval for their AS350 Cable Cutters Kit in Brazil. Transport Canada, FAA and EASA approvals have been previously received.

Source: Vertical, 31-Jul-09

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FAA extends comment period on CRM Training for Part 135

Source: Rotornews, 31-Jul-09

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Calgary police helicopter gets award from ALEA

Source: AM770, 31-Jul-09

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Villeneuve acquires Quebec’s Panorama Helicopters

Source: Vertical, 31-Jul-09

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Aircell Ships First Global SwiftBroadband Solution

Source: Aircell, 31-Jul-09

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HFI Request for Educational Course Proposals for HELI-EXPO® 2010

Source: RotorNews, 31-Jul-09

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Work begins on Tata helicopter cabins facility

Source: ThaiIndian, 31-Jul-09

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