Leonardo announced today at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Fort Worth, USA that Travis County, Texas has signed a contract for three AgustaWestland AW169s for its STAR Flight program as the county-based EMS provider upgrades its helicopter fleet to more modern and capable aircraft. Travis County will be the launch customer of the… Read more »
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT) is sponsoring its second annual Dr. Suzanne Wedel Scholarship award to the MedEvac Foundation. The $5,000 scholarship was presented at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Fort Worth, Texas. “We are honored to once again recognize Dr. Wedel’s legacy,” said Sikorsky Sales Executive for North America &… Read more »
Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, has been recognized by the 6th China Air Finance Development (DFTP) Summit as the recipient of its Structured Innovation Award. The award comes as commendation for Waypoint’s establishment of a Leasing Platform in Tianjin Free Trade Zone in China. Philip Stransky, Vice… Read more »
UK Aviation Services (Eng) Limited is proud to announce that it has recently been authorised as a Sikorsky S-76 Customer Support Center with the authorisation covering all variants of the popular S-76 helicopter. The Customer Support Center Authorisation comes after considerable investment by UK Aviation Services in staff training, tools and equipment and a review… Read more »
[electronic translation] The decision has been taken: DRF Luftrettung will operate the air rescue station in Magdeburg for a further six years. This is the result of a Europe-wide re-tendering of the station carried out by the Landesverwaltungsamt Halle . The newly awarded concession for primary air rescue in Saxony-Anhalt applies for the period 01.01.2018 to 31.12.2023. “We would like… Read more »
MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) congratulates the Columbus (Ohio) Police Department (CPD) Helicopter Unit on 45 years of exemplary service. The Columbus Police Department acquired their first two (2) of what would become six (6) E-model helicopters in 1997. Over the past 20 years these aircraft have flown 16-hours a day, 7-days a week, logging nearly… Read more »
MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces the delivery and return to service of an FAA-certified MD 530F (369FF type certification) to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), Cincinnati, Ohio. Operated since 1989 by HCSO as an MD 500E, this aircraft recently completed MDHI’s E-to-F Conversion program to emerge as a newly certified F-model helicopter with a… Read more »
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has been awarded a significant contract by a key customer for delivering an advanced SATCOM (Satellite Communications) network system. The contract includes several dozens of airborne terminals and ground segments for medium and heavy lift helicopters. This is a follow on contract from the customer, which previously bought SATCOM terminals which… Read more »
USAIG, one of the world’s leading aviation-specific insurance providers celebrates 40 years of creating and distributing safety posters to the aviation community – free of charge. USAIG has created more than 400 posters and distributed more than two million copies to industry members worldwide. In 1977, USAIG (United States Aircraft Insurance Group, Booth C11032) began… Read more »
[electronic translation] The Supervisory Board of the DRF Foundation Luftrettung gemeinnützige AG Dr. Dr. Krystian Pracz, 48, as Chairman of the Board. He will start his work on 6 November 2017. The promoted physicist has many years of international experience in management, especially in the fields of corporate development, market and portfolio development as well as digital… Read more »
The Great North Air Ambulance Service are planning to test new methods and equipment from the US on treating “non-compressible torso bleeding” before they get to hospitals. This type of injury is most common in falls and car accident patients and is very hard to treat, reports ITV.
Safran has started with the development of their new heavy-engine, high-power helicopter engine type called Aneto. Safran is looking to supply HAL with the Aneto family, after they submitted an RFI, HAL wants to purchase the engines so they can power their home-made helicopters, reports The Hindu Business Line.
AirX has announced that their new helicopter taxi service, CodeShare, is now officially available. Flights go from the Tokyo Heliport in Shinkiba to Hakone, Narita Airport and Hatsushima. A flight from Tokyo to Narita Airport comes to 59, 800 yen, reports Asiaventurepedia.
The Indian Government announced on Friday that they have started the process of selling off their stake in operator Pawan Hans. The 51% stake will mean that the Government no longer controls the company, although the remaining 49% will stay with ONGC, the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation. ONGC was originally fully government owned, although… Read more »
The third H160 prototype (PT3) performed its maiden flight at the company’s headquarters this afternoon. PT3, with its cabin interior configuration similar to that of a serial aircraft, will contribute to certification activities and flight testing to ensure the aircraft’s level of maturity ahead of entry into service in 2019. “The third prototype incorporates a… Read more »
Over the course of a decade, the air medical community has equipped its helicopters with more than 1,000 Inlet Barrier Filter Systems (IBFs) from Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI). David Brigham, owner and president of AeroBrigham, a completion and customization provider, has been installing IBFs on a range… Read more »
A joint venture between Precision Flight Controls (PFC) and Ryan Aerospace (Australia) has seen the development of a new, cost-effective helicopter simulator which has just received certification under Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) rules as an Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD). The device is reconfigurable between the Bell 206 and Bell 407 but can also be… Read more »
Within the framework of the MAKS-2017 International Aerospace Show “Russian Helicopters” holding (part of the Rostec state corporation) concluded three contracts with United Helicopters International Group on supply of 10 helicopters to Chinese operators in 2017-2018. In particular, according to the signed contracts United Helicopters will receive 5 light helicopters Ansat in medevac configuration, three… Read more »
Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) received $337 million in orders to supply Apache Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M‑TADS/PNVS) systems and services to the United States, United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The awards are part of an initial task order under a new indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract signed with the U.S. Army…. Read more »
On 25th September 2017, Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH South) honorably received Safety Excellent Award given by Japan Vietnam Petroleum Company (JVPC) with Recognition 19 Years Lost Time Injury Free. The award is granted to VNH South in recognition of the special contribution to JVPC for 19 continuous years of safe operations at Block 15/2… Read more »
In anticipation of future flight operation challenges of the Austrian Air Rescue System, OEAMTC Air Rescue focuses on pilots and technical crew members training. To not only ensure but even improve highest quality standards of flight safety, Cpt. Reinhard Kraxner and Marco Trefanitz, Managing Directors at OEAMTC signed a LOI for the provision of REISER’s… Read more »
The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $59.5 million contract for additional APKWSTM guidance kits to transform unguided 2.75-inch (70-millimeter) rockets into laser-guided precision munitions. The new contract will enable BAE Systems to continue to meet the growing demand for cost-effective guided munitions for U.S. armed forces and allied international customers. The new award,… Read more »
WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance held a topping out ceremony today (Thursday 12 October) to mark the progress of the building work on its new airbase. The project is over half way through and the roof of the airbase is on, most of the exterior walls are complete and the floors are down. Representatives of Wiltshire Air… Read more »
Krista Haugen, Director of Patient Safety and Medical Risk Management for Med-Trans Corporation since 2016, has been given the prestigious 2017 Jim Charlson Safety Award by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS). AAMS’ highest safety award, sponsored by Airbus Helicopters, Inc., recognizes individuals who make significant contributions to the enhancement, development, and promotion of… Read more »
Boeing’s delivery of the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) continues to ramp up, with the final Airbus Helicopters EC135 T2+ aircraft arriving in Australia in late August. The last aircraft delivery marks the completion of the training fleet for the program which will provide ab initio training to Royal… Read more »
Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading independent provider of maintenance programs to the business aviation industry, has launched an innovative new financial tool to provide the market with the latest data on the values of aircraft within a portfolio. The valuation tool is now live and available to customers within JSSI’s Asset Monitoring Platform… Read more »
BendixKing, a business unit of Honeywell (NYSE: HON), has announced that its MST 70B transponder has completed helicopter vibration testing. ACSS completed the testing for the transponder, and the new technology has passed and is ready for certification onboard commercial helicopters. In addition to helicopters, the technology is also currently available across a variety of fixed… Read more »
Reacting to the news Bristow Helicopters is to make 12 pilots redundant, BALPA National Officer Mick Brade said: “The UK helicopter community has had to endure round after round of redundancies in the last few years. “This latest announcement by Bristow Helicopters of the loss of eight pilots in Shetland and four in Norwich is… Read more »
Able Aerospace Services Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has been awarded an operations specification by the FAA to complete airframe and Level 1 engine maintenance on the Airbus Helicopters AS350B2/B3 models. The new Operating Specification addition significantly expands the capabilities of the Able Maintenance Center (AMC), established by Able to provide a full… Read more »
Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) Unmanned systems have successfully completed a proof of concept to high officials of the defense industry and the IDF. Recently developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) the Air Hopper took a part in a demonstration that covered two scenarios, one simulating carrying a seriously-wounded soldier to a extraction point for life-saving… Read more »
The Bell V-280 Valor has achieved 100% build completion and moved one step closer to its first flight this fall. The V-280 is the newest revolutionary aircraft in the tiltrotor family. The V-280 Valor was selected in August 2014 to advance, build and fly an aircraft within the JMR-TD program. The V-280 has been designed… Read more »
The Japanese Defense Minister, Itsunori Onodera, announced last Friday that he has expectations that the US Military will suspend all CH-53E flights in Okinawa for an indefinite period. This was after the crash that occurred on Wednesday, where the aircraft caught alight during flight, reports Kyodo News.
The plans for a heliport along Buffalo River have been withdrawn. Mike Campbell submitted plans for a heliport at the Buffalo waterfront, with the idea of offering helicopter rides in his R44 Raven II. He plans to submit a new proposal to the Buffalo Common Council though, reports Biz Journals.
Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading independent provider of maintenance programs to the business aviation industry, has introduced a new range of consulting services that utilizes JSSI’s global network of technical advisors and operational data collected over three decades. JSSI Advisory Services applies this technical, cross-platform expertise to inspect aircraft, perform appraisals and manage… Read more »
RocketRoute is delighted to welcome Air Culinaire Worldwide, Astra Aviation, Universal Private Transport and Osprey Flight Solutions to the MarketPlace as leading suppliers for catering, permits, ground transport and travel security respectively. This announcement coincides with the expansion of the marketplace to now support any category of vendor that would like to connect to the… Read more »
Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), the leading provider of global industrial aviation services, announced today it will release financial results for its fiscal 2018 second quarter ended September 30, 2017, after the market closes on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. In conjunction with the release, Bristow has scheduled a conference call, which will be broadcast live… Read more »
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance are pleased to confirm the sale of their two MD902 Explorers, G-SASH and G-CEMS. The distinctive yellow helicopters were used by the Charity for nearly 10 years as their air ambulances before they were replaced in late 2016 with two brand-new Airbus H145 models. Both helicopters have been bought by Dutch-based… Read more »
The Logistic Services International (LSI) Simulations Department Training Device Team was awarded a GSA contract to design, build, and deliver five new AH-64E Apache helicopter operator and maintainer training devices for U.S. Government partner nations overseas. The devices are production devices within LSI’s AH-64 suite of training devices with country specific upgrades engineered into each… Read more »
UAS International Trip Support (UAS) launches its latest technology, UAS FuelEvolution at NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas today. As the industry’s newest all-in-one fuel management solution, UAS FuelEvolution is designed to simplify fuel management and ordering for both private and commercial operators. This powerful technology tool – the latest addition to the UAS EvolutionTM suite –… Read more »
Airbus Helicopters and NHV celebrate three years since the introduction of the H175 to the North Sea and strengthen their partnership to keep setting standards for offshore transport operations with super medium helicopters. NHV was the global launching customer of this platform, whose first two aircraft entered into service in December 2014. Since then the… Read more »
LifePort, a Sikorsky company, announced today it has been granted an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to equip the Airbus H130 aircraft with a lightweight medical interior. The system addresses current operator needs for a lowweight, functional system that can be reconfigured quickly. System capabilities include: Modular interior that can be easily reconfigured, modified… Read more »
Avfuel Corporation has become the latest service provider to join the RocketRoute MarketPlace, giving their customers the advantages of a fast, convenient way to prepare trips, view pricing and place orders globally. “Welcoming Avfuel Corporation to the Marketplace signals our commitment to provide a true global platform that enables pilots to connect directly with thousands… Read more »
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) officially opened on 11 October 2017 a regional office in Singapore. EASA’s Singapore office will strengthen the well-established partnership between the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and EASA, and will support the aviation industry from Singapore and Europe. The regional office will also be competent for the entire… Read more »
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE:LMT) today announced the launch of its Next Generation Customer Portal for customers, providing an enhanced and more direct web-based location for all customer needs regarding maintenance and questions about their aircraft. The announcement was made at the 2017 NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition. Owners, operators and directors of… Read more »
Although the helicopter traffic has fallen further, the passenger numbers at Aberdeen Airport are increasing. They had a year-on-year increase of 3.9%, reports BBC. The helicopter traffic has decreased by 8.2%, with little over 32, 100 passengers this year.
Airbus Helicopters has delivered the U.S. Army’s 400th UH-72A Lakota helicopter, fulfilling its contract requirements to date by delivering every aircraft on time, on budget and meeting the Army’s rigorous quality standards. “From the moment when the Army awarded Airbus the contract to produce the UH-72A, our team has strived daily to deliver on our… Read more »
During Helitech International 2017, which occurred last week, DART Aerospace had the pleasure to announce that the AW139 Emergency Flotation System with integrated liferaft, designed and developed by DART, will be available as a retrofit for the existing AW139 fleets in service. This system will be the only one on the market available for this… Read more »
Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE: TGI) congratulates MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) on the recent contract awards from the U.S. Army for their Armed MD 530 Scout Attack Helicopters. MDHI was awarded a five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the Army to provide up to 150 armed MD 530 aircraft to U.S. and Partner Nation… Read more »
Life Link III has been named Program of the Year by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS). This award, sponsored by Airbus, recognizes an air medical program that has demonstrated a superior level of patient care, management prowess, and quality leadership through visionary and innovative approaches, customer service, safety consciousness, community service and commitment… Read more »
Osprey Flight Solutions, a new name in global aviation security, is pleased to announce its unique technology will be accessible from year end on the expanding RocketRoute Marketplace app. Confirming the collaboration at NBAA this week in Las Vegas, (RocketRoute/Air BP Booth C10835) Osprey Flight Solutions’ expertise will contribute end-to-end flight risk assessments and airport,… Read more »
Scheme Designers (NBAA Booth N321) is celebrating their 20th Anniversary throughout the year in 2017 and will mark the occasion at NBAA’s 2017 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition. Since 1997, Scheme Designers has worked with over 12,000 aircraft owners and businesses in over 140 countries to design aircraft paint schemes that communicate the brand, personality,… Read more »
Aero Dynamix Inc. (ADI) announces today that they have been awarded a Sole Source contract # N6883617P0694 from the US Navy (NAVSUP) to provide an STC for the TH-57 aircraft NVG modification that has been delivered to CNATRA for installation on numerous aircraft. “ADI has provided the Navy this modification in the past for the… Read more »
Rotortrade Services, a leading independent helicopter distributor is in the process to sign the renewal of the agreement for a further 3 years as Leonardo Helicopter Division sole pre-owned helicopter distributor. Rotortrade has been exclusive worldwide distributor for AgustaWestland, now Leonardo Helicopter Division, for the past nearly 5 years and has sold 60 aircraft during… Read more »
Coptersafety, a rapidly growing flight training service provider, and Østnes, a Nordic Airbus Helicopters distributor, are launching a cooperation to improve the operational safety of Airbus H125 (previously known as AS350) helicopters in the Nordic countries. According to the agreement, Østnes is now an authorized dealer for Coptersafety’s training services. Coptersafety’s training centre is adjacent… Read more »
Airbus Helicopters has recently completed the first full-scale testing for the propulsion system of the CityAirbus demonstrator – a multi-passenger, self-piloted electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicle designed for urban air mobility. During this successful testing phase, the CityAirbus team thoroughly checked the individual performance of the ducted propellers as well as the integration… Read more »
Russian Helicopters holding company produced two Mi-35M transport/attack helicopter for Mali under Rosoboronexport-related contract. Aircraft and all property necessary for their operation is delivered to the customer. “Performance of the contract on Mi-35M delivery to our Mali partners once again confirms that the holding company holds a leading position in the world market of attack helicopters. I… Read more »
Aero Dynamix, Inc. (ADI) in continued support of our partnership with Air Medical Resources Group (AMRG) as their preferred NVIS provider, we are pleased to announce that we have successfully completed the latest of our FAA STC certifications for AMRG’s newest addition to their fleet, the Airbus H130. The H130 STC# SR09882AC NVG modification is… Read more »
328 Support Services GmbH (328), has completed a project with fellow Bavarian company Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH (RST) supporting them to carry out an extensive flight test programme to gather the entire flight envelope and handling quality data which will be used to generate a Level D compliant flight model of the H125 from… Read more »
Helibras / Airbus Helicopters have reached another important milestone in their history. In just six years of operation with the H225M (H-36) Caracal, the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) completed 10,000 flight hours with the aircraft. The model is part of the H-XBR agreement, signed in 2008, with the Ministry of Defense to supply 50 state-of-the-art helicopters to… Read more »
Leonardo Helicopters announced today a significant update to its Skyflight mobile flight planning service. The company has introduced a latest time-saving feature which assists pilots to run their CAT A operations effectively and efficiently, giving them the ability to manage data, from the approved flight manual, with ease, from anywhere. Skyflight delivers CAT A key… Read more »
Ocean Construction Services Inc.,* Virginia Beach, Virginia, is being awarded $16,394,245 for firm-fixed-price task order N4008017F4493 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N40080-17-D-0008) for the construction renovation of Building 398 Marine Helicopter Squadron 1 (HMX-1) Hangar and support facilities at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. Work will be performed in Washington, District of Columbia, and… Read more »
DCS Corp.,* Alexandria, Virginia, is being awarded a $207,596,336 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide system engineering, analysis, research, development, logistics, and configuration and data management services to the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division’s aircraft integrated pProduct teams, which are critical in the development, integration, test, evaluation, and fielding of new and upgraded capabilities to… Read more »
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Illinois, is being awarded $25,036,119 for cost-plus-fixed-fee task order 0512 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0026) for Phase II of the Defensive Electronic Countermeasures Suite Upgrade for the CH-53K. This task order includes non-recurring engineering support to design, test and integrate the AN/AAQ-24 Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures… Read more »
The Boeing Co., Mesa Arizona, has been awarded a $10,684,058 hybrid (cost, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and firm-fixed-price) foreign military sales (Indonesia) contract for post-production support services of eight AH-64E Apache attack helicopters. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date ofOct. 31, 2019. Fiscal 2010… Read more »
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Woodland Hills, California, is being awarded a $10,114,000 modification to previously issued firm-fixed-price delivery order 3000, placed against basic ordering agreement N00019-15-G-0026. This modification provides for the procurement of 52 technical refreshed mission computers for retrofit on the H-1 aircraft. Work will be performed in Baltimore, Maryland (42 percent); Salt Lake… Read more »
Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, New York, is being awarded a $9,540,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the production and delivery of 18 Intermediate Level Operational Test Program Sets for the MH-60R/S Multimode Radar and Advanced Radar Periscope Detection and Discrimination work replaceable assemblies. Work will be performed in Owego, New York, and is expected to be completed… Read more »
Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Owego, New York, is being awarded a $26,991,426 for modification P00002 to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-16-D-0051). The modification provides for the procurement of 11 standard and five SEED retrofit kits to support the H-60 Automatic Radar Periscope Detect and Discrimination program. Work will be performed in Farmingdale,… Read more »
Zia Chishti, CEO of TRG Holdings, took a group of potential investors, clients and company executives to the peaks of Pakistan where they debarked off a helicopter and skied downhill. The adventure was to show them that Pakistan is now safe for business, reports Bloomberg.
Owners of Te Anau Helicopter Services, Gaven and Jennie Burgess added a new H125 B3e helicopter to their fleet. The new acquisition will allow them to carry more weight internally and externally, and may even be the only helicopter of its type in New Zealand, reports Stuff.
Vanderbilt Health announced last week that they have invested $10 million into the development of a new base in Western Tennessee, Humboldt. Vanderbilt LifeFlight also announced that their H-135 will be stationed at the Humboldt Municipal Airport, reports Tennessean.
Skyservice and Airmedic have joined together in order to provide a larger range of service to Quebec. They hope that by this strategic alliance they will be able to fill in any geographical gaps, enabling all Quebecers access to hospitals, reports Montreal CTV News.
Safran has launched at Helitech International a new Health Monitoring service for helicopter engines, with the announcement of its first customer, Babcock Mission Critical Services Onshore Ltd. The new service will allow the customer to track engine life data and thus reduce unplanned events. Engine life can be improved with the early detection of low… Read more »
Airtelis, with the support of Nova Capital Group, has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters for the purchase of three H215 heavy helicopters, including two options. These aircraft will complement Airtelis’ existing fleet of two H225s. The first delivery is planned for later this month. A variant of the Super Puma family, the H215 will… Read more »
Milestone Aviation Group Limited (Milestone), the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it has entered an agreement to lease two AW169 helicopters to Alidaunia S.R.L. of Italy, to support their emergency medical services (“HEMS”) in Italy. Alidaunia has provided HEMS services in Italy for more than 20 years and Milestone is proud to… Read more »