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Fire-fighting helicopter costs $18,000/day to park at airport

Source: News of the North, 07-May-09

Plans to consolidate UK Joint Helicopter Command bases abandoned

Source: Rotorhub, 07-May-09

Curtiss-Wright Controls Awarded Development Contract for CH-53K Helicopter

Curtiss-Wright Controls Awarded Development Contract for CH-53K Helicopter

Source: Curtiss-Wright, 07-May-09

Meggitt receives Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Awards

Source: Meggitt, 07-May-09

US Army remains undecided on cargo re-supply by UAVs

Source: Flightglobal, 07-May-09

Brunswick County Sheriff bails out of helicopter agreement to get its own

Source: Star News, 07-May-09

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Topeka Police Dept R44 back in air on limited basis

Source: Capital-Journal, 07-May-09

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Kiowa helicopters begin their arrival at Ft. Riley

Source: Mercury, 07-May-09

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Columbia Helicopters Completes Work on Nevada Army National Guard Chinook Helicopters

Source: Vertical, 07-May-09

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General says Marines open to fewer V-22 purchases

Source: Star-Telegram, 07-May-09

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DART Helicopter Services Announces EASA Approval of DART’s Comfort Seat for the Bell 205/212/214

Source: Dart, 07-May-09

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South African Police pilot flies himself to hospital after being shot

Source: News24, 07-May-09

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U.S. Army aviation review targets increases for UH-60, CH-47

Source: Flightglobal, 07-May-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Iranian Red Crescent Shabaviz 2-75, a modified Bell 205

Source: Airliners.net, 07-May-09

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Meggitt Avionics secures Apache Longbow contract continuation from Boeing

Meggitt Avionics secures Apache Longbow contract continuation from Boeing

Meggitt Avionics has received follow-on orders fromBoeing for the Helicopter Air Data System (HADS) for the AH-64D Apache Longbow. These cover hardware deliveries through 2010 and continued programme management and engineering support as part of a long-term agreement covering the Apache through 2012.

Source: Meggitt, 07-May-09

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DAGR 2.75” guided rockets flight tested on Apache, AH-6 is next

Source: Rotorhub, 07-May-09

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Millinocket, Lincoln hospitals get funding for helipad development

Source: Bangor Daily News, 07-May-09

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Sikorsky Global Helicopters Delivers S-300CBi(TM) Helicopter to Tomlinson Aviation

Source: Sikorsky, 07-May-09

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EADS North America appoints retired Air Force General to Board of Directors

Source: EADS, 06-May-09

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SOCOM to buy 20 updated Boeing MQ-18 Hummingbird UAVs, previously known as the A160T

SOCOM to buy 20 updated Boeing MQ-18 Hummingbird UAVs, previously known as the A160T

US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has confirmed plans to acquire 20 Boeing A160T Hummingbird unmanned helicopters to serve as a strike and surveillance aircraft from Fiscal 2012 to FY2017.

Source: Flightglobal, 06-May-09

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Value of Great Slave Helicopters written down as parent Discovery Air declares Can$130M loss

Source: CBC, 06-May-09

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US Army gave no-bid Afghanistan helicopter contract to Slovak EMS operator

Source: Wired, 06-May-09

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U.S. Air Force leaders worry about future of CSAR mission

Source: Press & Sun Bulletin, 06-May-09

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V-22 Faces Mission Capable Rates Issues

Source: Aviation Week, 06-May-09

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Helivac Medical Helicopter Services – a service was designed by a cyclist for cyclists

Source: IOL, 06-May-09

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Indian Home Ministry ask states to provide security to helicopters and helipads

Source: Indopia, 06-May-09

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All-Digital Helicopter Added To WLKY Fleet

Source: WLKY, 06-May-09

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France’s Securite Civile says farewell to Alouette III after 45 years of service

Source: Grenoble Montagne, 06-May-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Kazan Ansat

06-May-09

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Canadian Helicopters Income Fund to Disclose First Quarter on May 13, 2009

Canadian Helicopters Income Fund to Disclose First Quarter on May 13, 2009

Source: Canadian Helicopters, 06-May-09

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Bell will pay to repair Marine copter gearboxes damaged by faulty component

Source: Star Telegram, 06-May-09

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US still working Pakistani helicopter deals says Mullen

Source: Rotorhub, 05-May-09

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AgustaWestland’s Oil & Gas Seminar Brings Operators and Industry Together in Brazil

AgustaWestland’s Oil & Gas Seminar Brings Operators and Industry Together in Brazil

The focus of the event, attended by over 60 delegates, was on oil and gas industry helicopter operations in South and Central America, particularly in the Gulf of Mexico, where a number of AgustaWestland helicopters including the AW119Ke and the AW139 models are largely used for offshore purposes.

Source: AgustaWestland, 05-May-09

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India adds 16 helicopters to civil register in Q1 CY2009

Source: Rotorhub, 05-May-09

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Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout Program Awarded Contractor Logistics Support Contract

Source: Northrop Grumman, 05-May-09

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U.S. Navy MQ-8B Fire Scout Completes Second Test Period Onboard USS McInerney

U.S. Navy MQ-8B Fire Scout Completes Second Test Period Onboard USS McInerney

These operations marked the first time that the Navy operated an autonomous VTUAV aboard a surface combatant vessel.

Source: Northrop Grumman, 05-May-09

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Eurocopter to Supply Héli-Union with the First Dauphin N3 Simulator

Eurocopter to Supply Héli-Union with the First Dauphin N3 Simulator

Developed and built in partnership with Thales, the simulator will be operational from 2011 at Héli-Union’s training center in Angoulême, in the Charente region of France. The project has the support of Angoulême’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI).

Source: EADS, 05-May-09

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Bell Helicopter Chooses Axiomatics for Entitlement Management

Source: Axiomatics, 05-May-09

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EADS highlights helicopter, aircraft and test capabilities for U.S. Army at Quad-A 2009

Source: EADS, 05-May-09

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NEHC Annual Meeting – A Big Success

Source: Vertical, 05-May-09

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Create HAI’s Next Safety Poster!

Source: RotorNews, 05-May-09

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DART Announces Brazilian Approval Crosstubes for the AS350/AS355

Source: Dart, 05-May-09

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KBND Radio takes to the Skies with R22 from Leading Edge Aviation

KBND Radio takes to the Skies with R22 from Leading Edge Aviation

Source: KBND, 05-May-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Indian Army HAL Dhruv on test flight

Source: http://www.airliners.net/photo/India---Army/Hindustan-ALH-Dhruv/1511485/L/, 05-May-09

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Vector Aerospace Corp Analysts Conference Call on May 12th – Q1 2009 Financial Results

Source: Vector Aerospace, 05-May-09

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Bell Helicopter reveals “Hybrid Tandem Rotor” to replace AH-64 and UH-60

Source: Flightglobal, 05-May-09

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Australia’s Seahawk replacement now urgent says new defence white paper

Source: Rotorhub, 05-May-09

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Australian Chinook buy to replace not augment existing army fleet

Source: Rotorhub, 05-May-09

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Enstrom Operator Receives Part 135

Enstrom Operator Receives Part 135

Enstrom recently announced that Aircraft Charter Services, a subsidiary company of Goshen Air Center, has added an Enstrom 480B to their charter certificate. Goshen Air Center, located in Goshen, IN, is one of Enstrom’s premier US dealers in the region.

Source: Vertical, 05-May-09

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Western Australia sets aside Au$24M for second police helicopter

Source: Australia.to, 04-May-09

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State Police dedicate helipad in honor of troopers’ doc

Source: Warwick Advertiser, 04-May-09

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Toronto’s SkyLink Aviation may benefit from plan to put more ‘copters in Afghan skies

Source: Canada.com, 04-May-09

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TriState CareFlight signs A119 contract with Montrose Memorial Hospital

Source: http://www.montrosepress.com/articles/2009/04/29/news/doc49f7dd2e6e72e740654338.txt, 04-May-09

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US helicopters train with Korean amphibious assault ship

Source: US Pacific Command, 04-May-09

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Deadline Extended for Heliport Safety Survey

Source: http://www.verticalmag.com/control/news/templates/?z=6&a=10691, 04-May-09

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FAA Issues Final Rule on RNAV Ops in Remote Locations and Mountainous Terrain

Source: RotorNews, 04-May-09

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FAA Propose Rule for Part 135 Crew Resource Management (CRM) Training

Source: RotorNews, 04-May-09

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Sikorsky Unveils X2 Technology(TM) Light Tactical Helicopter Concept

Sikorsky Unveils X2 Technology(TM) Light Tactical Helicopter Concept

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today unveiled its X2 TECHNOLOGY(TM) Light Tactical Helicopter (LTH) design at the Army Aviation Association of America annual convention. The new mockup reflects Sikorsky’s concept for potential military application of the high-speed enabling X2 TECHNOLOGY

Source: Sikorsky, 04-May-09

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Eurocopter delivers first Hermès EC135 to Falcon Aviation Services

Eurocopter delivers first Hermès EC135 to Falcon Aviation Services

The first “l’Hélicoptère par Hermès” has just been delivered to Falcon Aviation Services, provider of high level aviation services in the UAE and Gulf regions, in Abu Dhabi. To celebrate its arrival in the UAE, this exclusive EC135 helicopter is presented today at the Emirates Palace .

Source: Eurocopter, 04-May-09

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Goodrich Engine Inlet Ice Protection System Passes Rigorous AH-64 Apache Tests

Source: Goodrich, 04-May-09

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Canadian operator miffed by fire rescue snub

Source: Chronicle Herald, 04-May-09

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Eurocopter, Lockheed Martin will team to pursue Army scout helicopter

Eurocopter, Lockheed Martin will team to pursue Army scout helicopter

EADS North America announced that it has assembled a world-class industry team comprised of Lockheed Martin and American Eurocopter that will offer a new armed scout helicopter solution to the U.S. Army — the Armed Scout 645.

Source: Eurocopter, 04-May-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Eurocopter EC120 of Slovenian operator FlyCom

Source: Airliners.net, 04-May-09

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Helicopter Technology Foreclosure Proceedings Move Forward; Hearing Scheduled

Source: NorthEscambia.com, 04-May-09

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Garmin® Receives FAA’s First AML-STC for GPS/WAAS Avionics on Helicopters

Source: Garmin, 04-May-09

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Navair grounds six UH-1Y and one AH-1Z helicopters

Navair grounds six UH-1Y and one AH-1Z helicopters

Navair issues temporary grounding bulletin on six UH-1Y Hueys and one AH-1Z Cobra due to extensive damage to the main rotor gearbox on two of the new Hueys.

Source: Aviation Week, 02-May-09

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Indian corporate ADA ends Air Works contract

Source: Times of India, 02-May-09

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UK CAA issues two-year safety plan for 2009-11

Source: CAA, 02-May-09

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Nevada-based flight nurse wins 2009 National Star of Life Award

Source: Reno Gazette-Journal, 02-May-09

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Waldo County General Hospital puts forward helipad proposal to planning board

Source: Bangor Daily News, 02-May-09

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New Technology Ensures Quick Delivery Of Alert Notices To Clients

Source: Vertical, 02-May-09

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Vermont Army National Guard upgrades to UH-72A Lakota

Vermont Army National Guard upgrades to UH-72A Lakota

The Vermont Army National Guard rolled out their two new helicopters on Friday 1st May

Source: WCAX, 02-May-09

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Chopper 4 grounded as two New York TV channels combine helicopter resources

Source: NY Daily News, 02-May-09

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