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Arrival of New Helicopter Ushers in New Era for Airborne Mine Countermeasures

Source: WMBB, 01-May-09

Two-seater Hummel helicopter concept folds-up for easy storage

Two-seater Hummel helicopter concept folds-up for easy storage

The Hummel is a two passenger lightweight helicopter concept that features a fully enclosed cabin and tandem ducted rotors which offer the same stability as a conventional helicopter with a tail rotor.

01-May-09

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Soldiers perform successful parachute jump from the UH-72A Lakota

Source: Rotorhub, 01-May-09

Obama Finds That Saving on Copters Could Be Costly

Source: New York Times, 01-May-09

Australia eyes observer role for possible French Tiger deployment

Source: Rotorhub, 01-May-09

Dam Helicopters takes to the sky with the last new BO105 LS

01-May-09

Spec-Ops Introduces Their Remote Controlled Helicopter Landing Platform

Source: Vertical, 01-May-09

Scandinavian Safety Training Centre introduces Multiway HUET, MWH-6

Scandinavian Safety Training Centre introduces Multiway HUET, MWH-6

Scandinavian Safety Training Centre introduces Multiway HUET, MWH-6, a new type of training device, which has been design for the underwater escape training of helicopter and fixed wing aircraft crew and passengers.

Source: Helicopters Magazine, 01-May-09

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Kaman Helicopters Appoints Donald Lownds to Lead HeliworXâ„¢ Business Development

Source: Vertical, 01-May-09

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Mil Mi-2 grounded in Siberia following 22nd April accident

01-May-09

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National Helicopter Services opens new helipad in Trinidad & Tobago

Source: Guardian T&T, 01-May-09

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Sparrow Health System and LifeNet of Michigan announce launch of helicopter operations

Source: Sparrow Health System, 01-May-09

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New Zealand CAA gives OK to four-pad heliport in Havelock

Source: Stuff, 01-May-09

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Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force commissions first helicopter carrier

Source: Defense Update, 01-May-09

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Police Aviation News – May 2009 edition

Source: Police Aviation News, 01-May-09

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Harris Corp Completes Major Program Test of U.S. Navy MH-60R Hawklink Data Link

Source: Harris, 01-May-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Bell AH-1J of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Air Force

Source: Airliners.net, 01-May-09

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New Orleans Jazz Fest issues statement about low-flying helicopter

Source: NOLA, 30-Apr-09

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Sentara’s Nightingale air rescue seeks financial aid

Sentara’s Nightingale air rescue seeks financial aid

Nightingale Regional Air Ambulance plans to buy a new helicopter and is seeking financial help from local governments, including those in northeastern North Carolina, where it flew more than 200 missions last year.

Source: Virginian-Pilot, 30-Apr-09

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Tiger HAP passes Initial Operational Capability tests

Source: Rotorhub, 30-Apr-09

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Night Flight Concepts awarded Broward County NVG lighting contract

Source: Vertical, 30-Apr-09

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Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services receives TC approval for the GE CT7-8A engine

Source: Vector, 30-Apr-09

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AgustaWestland seeks export buyers for AW159 ‘Lynx Wildcat’

AgustaWestland seeks export buyers for AW159 ‘Lynx Wildcat’

With the British armed forces’ first Lynx Wildcat utility helicopter to make its debut flight on 13 November, AgustaWestland is looking to secure its first export sale for the newly rebranded AW159

Source: Flightglobal, 30-Apr-09

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Aero Dynamix and Longhorn Helicopters Sign Exclusive Training Agreement

Source: Longhorn Helicopters, 30-Apr-09

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Boeing ponders “variably” manned aircraft

Source: Flightglobal, 30-Apr-09

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Australia confirms Army reluctance to accept MRH-90

Australia confirms Army reluctance to accept MRH-90

Australia’s Defence Materiel Organisation has confirmed that it is experiencing user push-back against the introduction of the Australian Aerospace-Eurocopter MRH-90 utility helicopter by the Australian Army.

Source: Rotorhub, 30-Apr-09

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French Military Orders Five More EC725s

French Military Orders Five More EC725s

This new acquisition is part of the plan to revitalize the economy, which the French government introduced in December 2008. The five helicopters are scheduled for delivery between late 2010 and early 2012.

Source: EADS, 30-Apr-09

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Selex Galileo formally included in AgustaWestland T129 Programme for Turkey

Source: Selex, 30-Apr-09

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24 more Bell 407s Destined for Iraqi Air Force

Source: Bell, 30-Apr-09

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Boeing still hopeful of new Japanese AH-64D orders

Source: Rotorhub, 30-Apr-09

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AgustaWestland defends Obama helicopter plan

Source: Forbes, 30-Apr-09

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Test flights at Salem Hospital’s new helipad

Source: Statesman Journal, 30-Apr-09

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NV Energy faces wrongful death suit in Navy helicopter crash

Source: Las Vegas Sun, 30-Apr-09

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Red Bull Bo105 pilot Jürg Fleischmann now has his own blog

Source: Red Bull, 30-Apr-09

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New details on Kaman SeaSprite financial settlement with Australia

New details on Kaman SeaSprite financial settlement with Australia

Australia has confirmed that the financial settlement with Kaman Aerospace allowing for transfer of the Royal Australian Navy’s eleven Super Seasprites back to the company was based on a bank guarantee rather than a cash payment.

Source: Rotorhub, 30-Apr-09

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Obituary: Alan Bristow 1923-2009

Source: Telegraph, 30-Apr-09

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Medi Flight moves base from Oklahoma City to Stillwater

Source: Oklahoman, 30-Apr-09

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South African court stops auction of helicopters and parts

Source: IOL, 30-Apr-09

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University of Mississippi Medical Center adds second helicopter

Source: WAPT, 30-Apr-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Gazelle in Hungary – very colorful scheme

Source: Airliners.net, 30-Apr-09

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Robert D. Starr Appointed VP and Treasurer at Kaman Corp

Source: Kaman, 29-Apr-09

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Dutch Police reveal drug-sniffing unmanned helicopter

29-Apr-09

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Omniflight Helicopters Native Air Division to Donate Nearly $15K from Flight for the Cure Fundraising

Source: Vertical, 29-Apr-09

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Rostverstol expect to fly glass-cockpit Mi-26T2 upgrade 2010

Source: Aviaport, 29-Apr-09

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Sikorsky Aerospace Services to Explore Joint Venture with MilSOFT ICT

Source: Sikorsky, 29-Apr-09

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Sikorsky and Alp Aviation sign MOU to explore International Black Hawk Transmission Manufacturing in Turkey

Source: Sikorsky, 29-Apr-09

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Turkish Aerospace Industries delivers first S-70iâ„¢ Black Hawk Tailcone

Source: Sikorsky, 29-Apr-09

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AirEvac Lifeteam crews at Muscle Shoals base training to use NVG

AirEvac Lifeteam crews at Muscle Shoals base training to use NVG

The training consisted of eight hours of classroom work and five hours of landing training with the goggles. FAA-approved instructors conducted the training, much of which took place in wooded areas in the western part of Lauderdale County.

Source: Times Daily, 29-Apr-09

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CAE and Neptec successfully demonstrate AVS technology to address brownout helo ops

Source: CAE, 29-Apr-09

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Sikorsky delivers six S300CBi helicopters to Bristow Academy

Source: Sikorsky, 29-Apr-09

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Helicopter Seychelles refurbishes A109C

Source: Helicopter Seychelles, 29-Apr-09

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EADS North America names new business development director for National Guard and Reserves

Source: EADS, 29-Apr-09

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AAMS Member Alert: Swine Flu

Source: AAMS, 29-Apr-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: EC145 of Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations

Source: Airliners.net, 29-Apr-09

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Sikorsky plans $8 billion worth of work for Turkey in copter deal

Source: Daily Star, 28-Apr-09

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FAA issues statement on Helicopter Emergency Medical Service Safety

Source: FAA, 28-Apr-09

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BP returns to Super Pumas after checks in wake of copter crash

Source: Scotsman, 28-Apr-09

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Lockheed Martin announces 225 Owego layoffs

Source: Daily Review, 28-Apr-09

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Final “Increment 1” VH-71 US Presidential Helicopter Delivered

Source: AgustaWestland, 28-Apr-09

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US HEMS Study Calls for Sweeping Changes

Source: Vertical, 28-Apr-09

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Columbia Helicopters Deploys Fire Fighting Helicopter to Mexico

Source: Vertical, 28-Apr-09

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Offender sprung from prison by helicopter on island of Reunion

Source: BBC, 28-Apr-09

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Pentagon Reverses Helo Program Trend

Source: Aviation Week, 28-Apr-09

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Civil simulators special: High-end helicopter simulation comes of age

Source: Flightglobal, 28-Apr-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Kawasaki OH-1 Ninja, indigenous attack helicopter from Japan

Source: Airliners.net, 28-Apr-09

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Capital time to grow business, says UK operator

Capital time to grow business, says UK operator

Oxford Airport-based Capital Air Services is flying in the face of the current financial turbulence by expanding its business at a time when many in the industry are downsizing.

Source: Rotorhub, 27-Apr-09

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Plattsburgh Aeronautical Institute gets like-new helicopter, a Mini-500

Source: Press Republican, 27-Apr-09

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AgustaWestland Unveils TUHP-149 Helicopter To Meet The Turkish Utility Helicopter Programme

AgustaWestland Unveils TUHP-149 Helicopter To Meet The Turkish Utility Helicopter Programme

AgustaWestland unveiled a full scale mock-up of the TUHP 149 helicopter at IDEF 2009 in Istanbul today. The TUHP 149 is the AgustaWestland candidate for the Turkish Utility Helicopter Programme (TUHP). It is a new generation 8.1 ton medium lift multi-role helicopter designed to meet the military requirements of Turkish end users.

Source: AgustaWestland, 27-Apr-09

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Defense Holdings to Develop Metal Fiber Brush Technology for Army Black Hawk Helicopter

Source: Defense Holdings, 27-Apr-09

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Russia predicts it will produce 15% of the world’s helicopters by 2015

Source: HIA, 27-Apr-09

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AgustaWestland and Kaman eye Indian Coast Guard requirement

Source: Rotorhub, 27-Apr-09

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Australia puts in request for seven CH-47F Chinooks

Source: DSCA, 27-Apr-09

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USAIG and ERA Announce Era Training Center as Approved “Safety Buck” Training Facility

Source: RotorNews, 27-Apr-09

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LAPD opens new Harbor Division police station, including helipad

Source: LA Times, 27-Apr-09

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Nigerian Customs to take delivery of two Bell 427s in May

Source: Next, 27-Apr-09

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