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EMTEQ Granted STCs for Lighting and Avionics Solutions

Source: Vertical, 23-Apr-09

US Air Force airmen, Marines work together to test-load helicopters

US Air Force airmen, Marines work together to test-load helicopters

Playing a game of inches, a team of Airmen and Marines worked together April 20 to test-load two Marine helicopters into a C-5C Galaxy. The UH-1Y is used to carry Marines and supplies to forward operating locations. The AH-1Z is used to provide overwatch and show of force for coalition troops.

Source: US Air Force, 23-Apr-09

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European Helicopter Safety Team Releases Preliminary Analysis Results

Source: AMT, 23-Apr-09

US Aviation Weather, Flight Planning and Airport Data on Your Cell Phone

Source: Garmin, 23-Apr-09

HAI President, Matthew Zuccaro, testifies on the Oversight of Helicopter Medical Services

Source: RotorNews, 23-Apr-09

Prism Helicopters wins 70-day National Park EMS contract

Source: KTNA, 23-Apr-09

Air Ambulance still some way from take-off in Northern Ireland

Source: Fermanagh Herald, 23-Apr-09

Profile: Germany’s Christoph 28 air ambulance – a flying ICU

Source: Fuldaerzeitung, 23-Apr-09

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Lakota proves worth as airborne platform

Source: US Army, 23-Apr-09

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FAA Bird Strike Database Will Be Available to Public On Friday

Source: FAA, 23-Apr-09

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CEO of Bell Helicopter parent Textron says further asset sales unlikely

CEO of Bell Helicopter parent Textron says further asset sales unlikely

Textron Inc. CEO Lewis Campbell said Wednesday that it is “highly, highly improbable and unlikely” that the parent company of Bell Helicopter and Cessna Aircraft will have to sell any more of its businesses to generate cash and preserve liquidity.

Source: Star Telegram, 23-Apr-09

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US Army tests Autonomous Rotorcraft Sniper System

US Army tests Autonomous Rotorcraft Sniper System

It’s called the Autonomous Rotorcraft Sniper System. It mounts a powerful rifle onto highly stabilized turret, and fixes the package on board a Vigilante unmanned helicopter.

Source: Wired, 23-Apr-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Swiss Air Ambulance AW109 Da Vinci on test flight

Source: REGA, 23-Apr-09

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Garmin Introduces eLearning Program for Aviation Products

Source: Garmin, 22-Apr-09

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AAMS to Participate in House Aviation Subcommittee Hearing

Source: Vertical, 22-Apr-09

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CFDT union starts with 3.2% offer in wage negotiations with Eurocopter France

Source: CFDT, 22-Apr-09

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Chinook visits Northstar’s Chicago facility

Source: Vertical, 22-Apr-09

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Open door approach will prove SH-2G(I) says Kaman

Source: Rotorhub, 22-Apr-09

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Test flights at Royal Derby hospital helipad

22-Apr-09

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INAER brings AS355 from Spain to its UK maintenance base for 12-year overhaul

Source: Thruxton Helicopters, 22-Apr-09

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Eagle 1 volunteers cited for lofty ambitions, including Sikorsky’s Pino

Source: Connecticut Post, 22-Apr-09

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1st Infantry Unit At Fort Riley To Get New Helicopters

Source: KAKE, 22-Apr-09

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70% of AS332L2 fleet in the North Sea to fly again by April 23

Source: Eurocopter, 22-Apr-09

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Curtiss-Wright Awarded $20M Contract for UH-60M and CH-53K Programs

Curtiss-Wright Awarded $20M Contract for UH-60M and CH-53K Programs

Source: Curtiss-Wright, 22-Apr-09

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Air Evac Lifeteam Wheeling Base Receives Accreditation

Source: State Journal, 22-Apr-09

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Sea rescue beacons ‘a priority’ for workers flying offshore

22-Apr-09

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Super Puma grounded hours after all-clear

Source: The Times, 22-Apr-09

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New Mexico’s Enchantment Helicopters Is Raising Money For Charities

Source: Vertical, 22-Apr-09

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Pennsylvania National Guard retires the Huey

Source: Aero-News, 22-Apr-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Eurocopter Bo105 of Argentine Federal Police

Source: Aviation Corner, 22-Apr-09

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Kaman To Broadcast Q1 2009 Conference Call Over the Internet

Source: Kaman, 21-Apr-09

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Pro Star Aviation nears certification for GAViS on Sikorsky S76

Source: GA News, 21-Apr-09

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Cougar S92 crash book not done for ‘quick buck,’ author insists

Cougar S92 crash book not done for ‘quick buck,’ author insists

The author of a newly published book about last month’s helicopter crash that killed 17 people off Newfoundland’s east coast is denying a widow’s criticism that the publication is capitalizing on other people’s tragedy.

Source: CBC, 21-Apr-09

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Lee County MedStar leave Night Vision Goggles unused after 4 years

Source: NBC, 21-Apr-09

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ARC Financial and ARC Resources donate Can$500,000 to STARS

Source: STARS, 21-Apr-09

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Norwegian firm Prox Dynamics testing 15 gram UV nano-helicopter

Source: Prox Dynamics, 21-Apr-09

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Official Opening of New Hong Kong Heliport and Launch of Commercial Service of New AW 139s

Official Opening of New Hong Kong Heliport and Launch of Commercial Service of New AW 139s

Cheyenne Chan, CEO of Hong Kong helicopter airline Sky Shuttle Helicopters announced the opening of Hong Kong’s newest heliport, passenger lounge and the official entry into commercial service of the new Agusta Westland (AW) 139 helicopters.

Source: Sky Shuttle, 21-Apr-09

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Profile: Minnesota’s Life Link III air ambulance

Profile: Minnesota’s Life Link III air ambulance

Source: KARE, 21-Apr-09

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R44 pilot departs San Diego in pursuit of world record

Source: Union-Tribune, 21-Apr-09

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MH-60R and MH-60S Helicopters Make History With Stennis Deployment

Source: Rotorhub, 21-Apr-09

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Roadmap for HEMS Risk Management Released by Foundation

Source: Flight Safety Foundation, 21-Apr-09

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DART Helicopter Services Announces FAA Approval of Bell 205/212/412 Aft Facing Seats

Source: Dart, 21-Apr-09

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Commercial pressure could undermine North Sea helicopter safety

Source: Telegraph, 21-Apr-09

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Louisville Metro Police gets its helicopter back in the air

Source: Courier Journal, 21-Apr-09

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AAMS Launches Medevac Helicopter Safety Public Education Campaign

Source: AAMS, 21-Apr-09

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First diesel-powered helicopter to begin flight tests

Source: Rotorhub, 21-Apr-09

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Sikorsky Global Helicopters Delivers S-300C(TM) Helicopter to LD Aviation in Czech Republic

Source: Sikorsky, 21-Apr-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Interior of an Mi-26 freighter helicopter

Source: Airliners.net, 21-Apr-09

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Fregate becomes first island in Seychelles with night helipad capability

Source: Fregate, 20-Apr-09

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Medical-Helicopter Study on Safety Splits Industry

Source: WSJ, 20-Apr-09

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Russian Federation allocates the Sverdlovsk region funds to buy two medical helicopters

Source: Vertolet, 20-Apr-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Malaysian Air Force AW109LUH

Source: Airliners.net, 20-Apr-09

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World Air Games 2009 – Event Schedule announced

Source: World Air Games, 18-Apr-09

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Icarus Elicotteri adds new Eurocopter AS350B3

Source: DGualdo.it, 18-Apr-09

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AMSTAT offers timely upgrade to the AMSTAT StatPak Service

Source: RotorNews, 18-Apr-09

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MRF to manufacture helicopter tyres

Source: Hindu Business Line, 18-Apr-09

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Air Technology Group to Attend Quad-A Annual Convention in Nashville

Source: RotorNews, 18-Apr-09

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Helicopter overhaul base starts operation in Tianjin

Source: Xinhua, 18-Apr-09

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Kiowa helicopter testing going strong at Yuma Proving Ground

Source: Yuma Sun, 18-Apr-09

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Eurocopter AS332L2 and EC225LP grounded for gearbox checks

Source: BBC, 18-Apr-09

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Russian Helicopters Sees Lucrative Upgrade Market

Source: Defense News, 18-Apr-09

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San Bernardino Sheriff sets sights on five Huey helicopters

Source: San Bernardino Sun, 18-Apr-09

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Columbia Helicopters begins 2009 fire season

Source: Rotorhub, 18-Apr-09

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Telephonics Receives $99.3M Order for Additional MH-60R Radar Systems

Source: Telephonics, 18-Apr-09

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Canadian Dept of Defence wil not accept H-92 Cyclone without run-dry capability

Source: Globe & Mail, 18-Apr-09

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AW139 Enters Service With Sky Shuttle Helicopters

AW139 Enters Service With Sky Shuttle Helicopters

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the first two AW139s owned by Sky Shuttle Helicopters Limited of Hong Kong have entered operational service. An official ceremony celebrated the entry into service of the aircraft and the opening of a new helipad and passenger lounge at the Hong Kong Heliport, Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal.

Source: AgustaWestland, 18-Apr-09

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Unmanned rotorcraft bid to unlock cargo resupply mission

Source: Flightglobal, 18-Apr-09

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DRS Technologies Receives $110M In Orders To Support U.S. Army Kiowa Warrior Mast-Mounted Sights

DRS Technologies Receives $110M In Orders To Support U.S. Army Kiowa Warrior Mast-Mounted Sights

DRS Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has received nine delivery orders valued at over $110 million for spare components, repairs, and program services for Mast-Mounted Sights (MMS) on OH-58D Kiowa Warrior armed reconnaissance helicopters in the U.S. and on the battlefield.

Source: DRS, 18-Apr-09

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Helicopter UAVs used to monitor global warming in rainforest

Source: Telegraph, 17-Apr-09

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HeliCom wireless headsets – better communication around the helicopter

Source: Rotorhub, 17-Apr-09

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Swiss Air Ambulance flew 14,215 missions in 2008

Source: REGA, 17-Apr-09

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Naval Surface Warfare Center to assist in LAIRCM integration on CH-53D

Source: Rotorhub, 17-Apr-09

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Business buoyant despite downturn, say PremiAir

Source: Rotorhub, 17-Apr-09

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83-year old applies to Guinness World Records as world’s oldest solo helicopter pilot

Source: Chester Chronicle, 17-Apr-09

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Profile: Heli Cam Aviation in New Zealand

Source: Business to Business, 17-Apr-09

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