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Burkina Faso Receives Two Donated UH-1H Hueys from Taiwan

Burkina Faso Receives Two Donated UH-1H Hueys from Taiwan

Taiwan has donated two UH-1H Huey helicopters to Burkina Faso’s Air Force. The decision was made after Chief of Staff of the Republic of China’s armed forces, General Wang Hsin-Lung, visited. The helicopters will be used for anti-terrorism and humanitarian aid, among other duties. Valued at $8 million, the helicopters were delivered in May, reports… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Jun-17

Russian Defence Ministry Looks towards Arctic Mi-38 Variant

Russian Defence Ministry Looks towards Arctic Mi-38 Variant

Russia’s Defence Ministry is looking to purchase new Mi-38 helicopters for their Arctic operations. Russian Deputy Defence Minister, Yuri Borisov visited Kazan Helicopter Enterprise and stated how the Mil Mi-38 will be the perfect middle ground between the Mi-8 and the Mi-26. The Mi-38 has TV7-117V engines with integrated digital flight navigation systems and is… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Jun-17

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Council against Funding Rescue Helicopter Service

Council against Funding Rescue Helicopter Service

Horizon’s Regional Council recently voted against funding a rescue helicopter service. Councillor David Cotton has said paying Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter will open up a Pandora ’s Box, as other services will also request funding. The public showed great support for the cause. But as the vote was six against to five for, the council… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Jun-17

New Helipad for Mills-Peninsula Medical Centre

New Helipad for Mills-Peninsula Medical Centre

Mills-Peninsula Medical Centre had to demolish their helipad in 2011 when they rebuilt the hospital. Since then, they have not been able to airlift patients to the hospital. They now will have a new helipad. As reported by CBS Local, the helipad will emphasise on specialized care from smaller hospitals.

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Jun-17

Firefighting Helicopters gifted to National Parks and Wildlife Service

Firefighting Helicopters gifted to National Parks and Wildlife Service

Two new firefighting helicopters have been given to the National Parks and Wildlife Service. This gift was due to a $6.6 million state government funding increase. These helicopters will be used for carrying heavy loads as well as being used in difficult to reach areas. The National Park employees cover a range of 135,000 hectares,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Jun-17

Aero and Sikorsky extended contract on Black Hawk cockpits

Aero and Sikorsky extended contract on Black Hawk cockpits

According to a new amendment of the contract, Aero Vodochody will produce cockpits for Black Hawks at least until year 2023. Aero Vodochody produces fully equipped cockpits for UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters since 2011. “The Black Hawk program is one of the strategic programs in our aerostructures production. The extension of the contract for five… Read more »

Source: Aero Vodochody, 08-Jun-17

CPI Aerostructures Receives Follow-On Order from Sikorsky for S-92 Helicopter

CPI Aerostructures Receives Follow-On Order from Sikorsky for S-92 Helicopter

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®”) (NYSE MKT: CVU) announced today that it has entered into a long term, follow-on contract with Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, to provide structural assemblies and kits for the S-92® helicopter program. Under the terms of the agreement, CPI Aero will provide 15 different deliverable items including door assemblies, cover… Read more »

Source: CPI Aero, 08-Jun-17

Tyonek Named Sikorsky Black Hawk Supplier of the Year

Tyonek Named Sikorsky Black Hawk Supplier of the Year

TFab Manufacturing, LLC (TFM), a subsidiary of Tyonek Manufacturing Group, Inc. (TMG) and Tyonek Native Corporation was recognized by Sikorsky as Black Hawk Supplier of the Year. The recognition comes in addition to the company achieving Sikorsky Supplier Gold status for the second year in a row.  Tyonek is one of only 15 companies worldwide… Read more »

Source: Tyonek, 08-Jun-17

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Four NY National Guard Soldiers receive highest state heroism award Thanks

Four NY National Guard Soldiers receive highest state heroism award  Thanks

Four New York Army National Guard Soldiers who rescued a pilot from a burning plane received New York’s highest medal for heroism during a June 4 ceremony at the National Guard’s Army Aviation Support Facility at MacArthur Airport here. The members of the Company B, 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation Regiment were presented the New York… Read more »

Source: Dvids, 08-Jun-17

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EASA launches Airworthiness Convergence project with Ukraine

EASA launches Airworthiness Convergence project with Ukraine

A new chapter in EU-Ukraine aviation relations started today with the official launch of a new cooperation project between EASA and SAAU (State Aviation Administration of Ukraine) in the area of airworthiness. The three-year project, managed by EASA, is designed to support the implementation in Ukraine of EU airworthiness rules, and thus prepare the country’s… Read more »

Source: EASA, 08-Jun-17

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Saginaw FlightCare Celebrates Anniversary

Saginaw FlightCare Celebrates Anniversary

FlightCare recently celebrated their anniversary at their hangar campus in Saginaw. The first flight from St. Mary’s of Michigan in Saginaw was in March 1987. The service covers from the Great Lakes Bay Region to the Thumb area. As reported by WSGW, the crews work 12 hour shifts and in total, they have made over… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Jun-17

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New Helipad for Genesis East

New Helipad for Genesis East

Genesis East had its first test flight off their new helipad on June 6. The helipad, built in April, will enable faster patient care. MedForce will provide services with their N30IPH helicopter, reports WQAD News 8.

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Jun-17

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Chariot Oil & Gas looks for helicopters for Namibian exploration work

Chariot Oil & Gas looks for helicopters for Namibian exploration work

Chariot, in conjunction with its partners AziNam (20%), NAMCOR (10%) and Ignitus (5%), completed acquisition of a 3D seismic survey of approximately 2,600 km2 in February 2016 targeting leads identified in the north-western area of the Central Blocks from approximately 1,700 km of 2D seismic data acquired by the partnership in 2015. The 2016 3D… Read more »

Source: Chariot Oil & Gas, 07-Jun-17

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XTI Aircraft Company to Exhibit at Paris Air Show

XTI Aircraft Company to Exhibit at Paris Air Show

XTI Aircraft Company (XTI) announced today it has been selected by the Paris Air Lab Programming Committee to exhibit at the Paris Air Show.  The exhibit space is hosted by the French Aerospace Industries Association in coordination with Starburst Accelerator, a major aerospace, defense and security investment fund and consulting firm.  In addition to exhibiting… Read more »

Source: XTI Aircraft, 07-Jun-17

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NZ CAA approves Metro Aviation EC145 simulator

NZ CAA approves Metro Aviation EC145 simulator

The Helicopter Flight Training Center, a Metro Aviation company, has expanded its international reach to New Zealand.  The Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand recognized and approved the new EC145 Level D simulator training provided to HeliOtago, the country’s largest helicopter operator based at Taieri Airfield in Mosgiel, Otago.  Authorities from the FAA, Argentina and… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 07-Jun-17

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AH-6SA Delivery to Saudi Arabia

AH-6SA Delivery to Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabian National Guard received their first order of Boeing AH-6SA Little Bird reconnaissance helicopters on the 4 June. They arrived at the airbase of Khashm Al-Aan. Little Bird is a variant on the MH-6 light helicopter and is designed for light attack, close combat attack, anti-armour and reconnaissance, reports Defence Blog.

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jun-17

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Dynali delivers its 50th H3

Dynali delivers its 50th H3

Dynali Helicopter Company, the Belgian manufacturer of ultra-light helicopters announces the delivery of its 50th H3 microlight helicopter. This machine is for delivery to the Air Flash flight school in Amiens, France, which is already an experienced operator of Dynali H3s in flight training. The H3 is currently the lowest priced two-seat helicopter in the… Read more »

Source: Dynali, 06-Jun-17

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Big rise in Heli deck friction tears in UAE

Big rise in Heli deck friction tears in UAE

Oryx Aviation Consulting (OAC), the helideck inspection company based in Abu Dhabi has been experiencing a huge increase in demand for their friction testing services across the Middle East in 2017. Although OAC have been offering friction tests using their state of the art testing devices from Findlay Irvine in Scotland for over a year… Read more »

Source: Oryx Aviation Consulting, 06-Jun-17

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BK117 Dual Torque Gauge Granted FAA Approval

BK117 Dual Torque Gauge Granted FAA Approval

Airwork (NZ) Limited have obtained FAA Supplementary Type Certificate (FAA STC) for the Insco Solid‐State BK117‐B2 140% Dual Torque Gauge. The Insco Torque Gauge is a form, fit and function replacement for the OEM Analogue Torque Gauge and has proven to be significantly more reliable than its analogue predecessor, reducing downtime and maintenance costs for… Read more »

Source: Airwork NZ, 06-Jun-17

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Abu Dhabi Aviation expands into Nigeria

Abu Dhabi Aviation expands into Nigeria

Abu Dhabi Aviation has recently partnered with the Nigerian charter operator OAS Helicopters. The partnership, which began in 2015, was sealed with the introduction of a AW-139 helicopter that is based at OAS’ new NAFBASE Airport. Abu Dhabi Aviation’s  AFB Contracts Manager, Kevin Den Hertog has commented that the partnership between the two companies is… Read more »

Source: HeliHub,com, 05-Jun-17

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Sikorsky expects over 200 export orders for CH-53K

Sikorsky expects over 200 export orders for CH-53K

Sikorsky hopes to gain a 200 export order for their new CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter. Both Germany and Israel are looking to replace their aging fleets of CH-53s with Sikorsky’s newest CH-53K King Stallion. Germany seems the most likely opportunity, as they plan to release a RFP by 2018. Their competition for the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Jun-17

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New Bell representative for UK and Ireland

New Bell representative for UK and Ireland

The Heli UK Expo event on June 1-3 provided the launch for the new Bell representatives in the UK.  While Heli Charter continue maintenance and operations as before, but have in recent months ceased being both a Bell CSF (Certified Service Facility) and a Bell IR (Independent Representative).  This is due to the medical condition… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Jun-17

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Canonsburg Hospital Unveils Newest Addition to AHN LifeFlight Fleet

Canonsburg Hospital Unveils Newest Addition to AHN LifeFlight Fleet

WHAT: Canonsburg Hospital showcases the new LifeFlight medical helicopter that will be based at the hospital. The newest addition to Allegheny Health Network’s LifeFlight fleet – and its first Airbus H135 P2+ aircraft – is quieter than the previous equipment that was based at the hospital. It will bear the tail number N978LF to commemorate LifeFlight’s… Read more »

Source: AHN, 05-Jun-17

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Raytheon awarded $11M contract for MH-60 Airborne Mine Neutralization Systems

Raytheon awarded $11M contract for MH-60 Airborne Mine Neutralization Systems

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, is being awarded a $10,957,861 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to fabricate, assemble, test and deliver low-rate initial production Airborne Mine Neutralization Systems (AMNS) and engineering services and support.  The AMNS will explosively neutralize bottom and moored mines using an expendable mine neutralizer device.  The system will be deployed from the MH-60… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Jun-17

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Bell-Boeing awarded $8M contract for V-22 proprotor blade work

Bell-Boeing awarded $8M contract for V-22 proprotor blade work

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $7,708,381 for cost-plus- fixed-fee delivery order N0001917F1034 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-0002) in support of the V-22.  This order provides for the non-recurring engineering and testing for the expansion of the Nickle Cap on the proprotor blades to extend the life and increase readiness… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Jun-17

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AHS mourns the loss of Bob Lynn

AHS mourns the loss of Bob Lynn

Bob Lynn was born Oct. 26, 1926, to Leon Lynn and Beatrice Moore in Charleston, West Virginia. He received his BS in mechanical engineering and his MS in aeronautical engineering from Princeton. He later attended MIT’s Senior Executive Program. Lynn began his career in 1950 as a draftsman with the Bell Aircraft Corporation, in Buffalo,… Read more »

Source: AHS, 05-Jun-17

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Boeing Awards Components Manufacturing Contract to COTESA

Boeing Awards Components Manufacturing Contract to COTESA

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has awarded Saxony-based COTESA GmbH a five-year contract to manufacture key components for the H-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter. This is the first Boeing contract award to COTESA. “We are committed to bringing opportunities to German companies from across the Boeing enterprise and will continue to strive to bring the best of Boeing… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 05-Jun-17

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CHC and Sikorsky Commemorate Historic Transatlantic Flight

CHC and Sikorsky Commemorate Historic Transatlantic Flight

CHC Group and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, are marking the 52nd anniversary of their collaboration on the first transatlantic ferry flight by a civilian helicopter, which was also the first unescorted crossing of the Atlantic by helicopter. This milestone was completed in a Sikorsky S-61N operated by Okanagan Helicopters, which later became CHC. The… Read more »

Source: CHC, 05-Jun-17

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TH-180 program has two prototype aircraft in the certification program

TH-180 program has two prototype aircraft in the certification program

The TH-180 program has two prototype aircraft in the certification program.  One is in flight test and the other (pictured) is engaged in a 100-hour ground run which is a rugged test of the drive system and controls.  Several tests have been completed and the program is steadily progressing toward certification by the end of… Read more »

Source: Enstorm, 05-Jun-17

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Reinventing the Helicopter After 78 Years: Workhorse Will Unveil SureFly™ Concept

Reinventing the Helicopter After 78 Years: Workhorse Will Unveil SureFly™ Concept

Workhorse Group Inc. (NASDAQ: WKHS), an American technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective solutions to the electric transportation sector, today announced it will unveil its SureFly™ helicopter concept at the Paris Air Show on June 19. “The helicopter has been around for 78 years and is finally being reinvented,” said Stephen Burns, CEO… Read more »

Source: Workhorse Group, 05-Jun-17

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CHC Winchman Receives Billy Deacon SAR Memorial Trophy

CHC Winchman Receives Billy Deacon SAR Memorial Trophy

CHC Group has announced that Winchman Gary Robertson of CHC Ireland has received the Billy Deacon Search and Rescue Memorial Trophy for his role in a life-saving mission with the Irish Coast Guard. The trophy was presented at the Air League’s Annual Awards Ceremony at St. James Palace, on Tuesday, May 30, by HRH Prince… Read more »

Source: CHC Group, 02-Jun-17

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FAA issues guidance on Loss Of Control situations

FAA issues guidance on Loss Of Control situations

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the general aviation (GA) community’s national #FlySafe campaign is designed to educate GA pilots about the best practices to calculate and predict aircraft performance and to operate within established aircraft limitations. What is Loss of Control (LOC)? An LOC accident involves an unintended departure of an aircraft from controlled… Read more »

Source: FAA, 02-Jun-17

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Toledo Police grounded as city sells their only helicopter

Toledo Police grounded as city sells their only helicopter

The Toledo Police Department was given approval to sell their only helicopter, a R44 Robinson, recently this past week. They have stated that the engine is in need of a complete overhaul and the basic kit cost alone ranges from $250,000 to $275,000. That is without the labour costs. They bought the helicopter in 2001… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Jun-17

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US plans up to 159 refurbished Black Hawks for Afghanistan

US plans up to 159 refurbished Black Hawks for Afghanistan

US Defence Officials have revealed that they are planning to send up to 159 refurbished UH-60A Black Hawks to Afghanistan. The Afghan Air Force will use these helicopters to replace their aging fleet of Mi-17s. As reported by Military Times, the arrival of the Black Hawks will provide security forces the leverage they need to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Jun-17

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Esterline Focusing on Helicopter Solutions at CANSEC 2017

Esterline Focusing on Helicopter Solutions at CANSEC 2017

Esterline Avionics Systems is showcasing its advanced displays and CMC Electronics brand integrated helicopter solutions at this year’s CANSEC in Booth #950.  On show for the first time is Esterline’s helicopter demonstrator featuring an extensive range of the company’s core avionics capabilities, integrated with an Esterline TREALITY® brand dome visualization system.  The dome simulator will… Read more »

Source: Esterline, 01-Jun-17

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight launches app for emergency responders

Vanderbilt LifeFlight launches app for emergency responders

Vanderbilt LifeFlight has developed a new app that allows for emergency responders to request a helicopter at the tap of a button. The app also uses computer-aided software to send the emergency responders’ location and other helpful information directly to dispatch personnel at LifeFlight’s Communications Center. The app, developed in partnership with LifeFlight’s computer-aided dispatch… Read more »

Source: Vanderbilt LifeFlight, 01-Jun-17

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Drone Industry Forecasts to Grow at 12.7% CAGR till 2022

Drone Industry Forecasts to Grow at 12.7% CAGR till 2022

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly referred as drones, are aircraft without a human pilot aboard. The flight is controlled either autonomously, or by an onboard computer, or by remote control from the ground or another vehicle. The large-sized remotely pilot aircraft (RPA) are powered by internal combustion engines, while relatively small UAVs are driven by… Read more »

Source: Orbis Research, 01-Jun-17

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Eagle celebrates 10th conversion of a 407HP

Eagle celebrates 10th conversion of a 407HP

Eagle recently celebrated its tenth conversion of a 407HP for Heli Niugini in March. With nine conversions completed in Canada, this recent conversion was the first for the Australasia arm of the company.The successful conversion in Coffs Harbour, Australia, finished within the allotted timeframe, and on budget as previously announced by Eagle Australasia’s CEO Grant… Read more »

Source: Eagle, 01-Jun-17

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Sikorsky HH-60W passes next program milestone

Sikorsky HH-60W passes next program milestone

“This milestone is an important achievement and demonstrates Sikorsky and the Air Force are well aligned on the technical requirements of the HH-60W,” said Tim Healy, Sikorsky CRH program director. “We got here by conducting several milestones on or ahead of schedule, and we are committed to staying on that track as we build the… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 01-Jun-17

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Spectrum Aeromed Recognized for Workplace Practices

Spectrum Aeromed Recognized for Workplace Practices

Spectrum Aeromed has been honored with a 2017 When Work Works Award for exemplary workplace practices.The prestigious When Work Works Award is part of the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) When Work Works project, a national initiative that helps employers become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 01-Jun-17

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Russian Helicopters Delivers Ka-32A11BC to Jiangsu Baoli Aviation Equipment

Russian Helicopters Delivers Ka-32A11BC to Jiangsu Baoli Aviation Equipment

Russian Helicopters has recently delivered a Ka-32A11BC multirole helicopter to Chinese aviation company, Jiangsu Baoli Aviation Equipment. The deal was struck in 2015 for four Ka-32s, reports Sputnik. The helicopter will be used for emergency medical services, cargo transport, for working on large buildings and logging.

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-May-17

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New Penzance HP on hold while fixed-wing competitor launches judicial review

New Penzance HP on hold while fixed-wing competitor launches judicial review

The proposed new heliport at Penzance on the south-west tip of the UK is currently on hold, and thus the restarting of scheduled flights with AW139 equipment to the Isles of Scilly will also have a delayed start.  The pause has been in place since the parent company of Skybus – the fixed wing competitor… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-May-17

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Air Taurus adds 15 Mi-8MTV helicopters

Air Taurus adds 15 Mi-8MTV helicopters

AYR is pleased to announce that it has entered into an aircraft management agreement. 15 Mi-8MTV helicopters will be added to the fleet of Ukrainian AOC holder ‘Air Taurus’, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AYR. All 15 helicopters are fully UN-compliant and are equipped with the latest avionics upgrades.

Source: AYR Group, 31-May-17

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Baltimore Mayor proposes cutting one of four Police EC120s

Baltimore Mayor proposes cutting one of four Police EC120s

Baltimore City Mayor, Catherine Pugh, had her first budget proposal in March. Within this proposal was the plan to ground one of the police departments Foxtrot EC120 helicopters. Calculations show that this cutting will save up to $1 million, as reported by Baltimore Sun. Not only does this plan leave the fleet down to three,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-May-17

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Sloane Helicopters expands Leonardo in UK and Ireland with AW169 and GrandNew orders

Sloane Helicopters expands Leonardo in UK and Ireland with AW169 and GrandNew orders

[HeliHub editor note – this press release is verbatim from Leonardo, so if you want to comment on the wording…..] Growing success of helicopters Sloane Helicopters in the United Kingdom and Ireland . At the air show EBACE in Geneva just ended, Sloane Helicopters , distribution company of AgustaWestland VIP aircraft for the region, has… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 30-May-17

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Team Cormorant re-established for Canadian AW101 Mid-Life Upgrade

Team Cormorant re-established for Canadian AW101 Mid-Life Upgrade

Leonardo Helicopters and IMP Aerospace & Defence (IMP) are pleased to announce that “Team Cormorant” has been re-established to support the modernization of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) fleet of EH101/CH-149 Cormorant Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopters and the expansion of the fleet through the conversion of AW101-519 helicopters. Team Cormorant comprises Leonardo Helicopters,… Read more »

Source: IMP GROUP, 30-May-17

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CPI Aerostructures Announces MH-53E Sea Dragon Component MRO Contract From Sikorsky Aircraft

CPI Aerostructures Announces MH-53E Sea Dragon Component MRO Contract From Sikorsky Aircraft

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®”) (NYSE MKT: CVU) announced today that it has received a contract from Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), to provide maintenance repair and overhaul services for tow hook assemblies used on the MH-53E Sea Dragon, the U.S. Navy’s primary airborne mine countermeasures aircraft. CPI Aero will tear down, inspect,… Read more »

Source: CPI Aerostructures, 30-May-17

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FLIR Systems appoints President/CEO

FLIR Systems appoints President/CEO

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced that James J. (“Jim”) Cannon has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 19, 2017. Mr. Cannon will succeed Andy Teich, whose retirement after 33 years of service was previously announced on February 14, 2017. Mr. Cannon’s extensive and varied leadership experience, together with his proven… Read more »

Source: FLIR Systems, 30-May-17

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Russian Helicopters seeks service centre in Azerbaijan

Russian Helicopters seeks service centre in Azerbaijan

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has held talks on setting up a helicopter service center in Azerbaijan with Azerbaijan Airlines and Silk Way Group at the 10th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2017. Russian Helicopters CEO Andrey Boginsky, president of ZAO Azerbaijan Airlines Jahangir Askerov, president of Silk Way Group Zaur Akhundov, and… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 30-May-17

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Airbus Helicopters first helicopter final assembly line in China

Airbus Helicopters first helicopter final assembly line in China

Airbus Helicopters is moving forward with the expansion of its global footprint and its strategic partnership with China, as construction is now underway for its H135 Final Assembly Line (FAL) – the first of its kind not only for Airbus Helicopters, but also for the Western helicopter industry in China. The FAL will be located… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 30-May-17

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Russian Helicopters showcases unmanned tiltrotor at HeliRussia-2017

Russian Helicopters showcases unmanned tiltrotor at HeliRussia-2017

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, is featuring a prototype of an unmanned tiltrotor created by VR-Technologies design bureau, at the 10th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia-2017. The prototype of the UAV was first shown at the Army-2016 International Military Technical Forum in September 2016, after subsequently the tiltrotor was retrofitted with a control… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 30-May-17

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Iron Mountain awarded $7M contract to support Utility Helicopter Project Office

Iron Mountain awarded $7M contract to support Utility Helicopter Project Office

Iron Mountain Solutions Inc.,* Madison, Alabama, was awarded a $7,524,414 modification (000103) to contract W31P4Q-17-A-0001 for non-U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development Center technical support to the Utility Helicopter Project Office. Work will be performed in Madison, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of May 17, 2018. Fiscal 2017, 2018 and 2019 other; other procurement (Army); and research,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-May-17

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Boeing awarded $15M contract for Apache main rotor blade repair

Boeing awarded $15M contract for Apache main rotor blade repair

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $14,522,875 firm-fixed-price contract for the overhaul and upgrade of the Apache main rotor blade. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work will be performed in Monrovia, California, with an estimated completion date of May 2, 2022. Fiscal 2017 other funds in the amount of $14,522,875 were… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-May-17

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K. Roger Williams Passes Away at Age of 65

K. Roger Williams Passes Away at Age of 65

Roger Williams, one of the original employees of Bell Helicopters passed away last Friday in Dallas at the age of 65. Well loved by his community, Williams was seen as the face of Bell, always smartly dressed. His duties within the company ranged from site manager, executive director, to director of admin and head of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-May-17

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Israel and Italy Discuss Training Helicopter Contract

Israel and Italy Discuss Training Helicopter Contract

The Israeli Ministry of Defence has entered into negotiations with the Italian Ministry of Defence in order to purchase AW-119 training helicopters from Italy’s Leonardo. The new helicopters will replace their current Bell 206 training aircraft, which they bought in 1970. Bell and Airbus are also competing for the contract, offering GXP-407s and H-125s respectively…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-May-17

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Fundraising for New Air Evac Helipad for Perry County

Fundraising for New Air Evac Helipad for Perry County

Last year, Perry County held a benefit cookout in order to raise funds to build a helipad in Frohna and Altenburg. They achieved this and were able to build the two helipads, which roughly costed between $6,000 and $8,000. This year, along with Air Evac, they plan to hold another benefit cookout, this time hoping… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-May-17

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Astronautics RoadRunner™ EFI Flown on B212 Helicopter with Colombian National Police

Astronautics RoadRunner™ EFI Flown on B212 Helicopter with Colombian National Police

Astronautics Corporation of America’s newest display product—the AFI 4700 RoadRunner electronic flight instrument (EFI)—flew onboard a Bell 212 helicopter yesterday during a demonstration flight with the Colombian National Police. The RoadRunner EFI will remain installed in the helicopter’s cockpit and be available for viewing on static display during the Feria de la Industria Aerospacial Colombiana… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 29-May-17

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Second prototype HAL Light Utility Helicopter makes first flight

Second prototype HAL Light Utility Helicopter makes first flight

On the heels of maiden flight of HTT-40 (PT-2), HAL carried out first flight of Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)-PT-2 on May 22, 2017 at its facility in Bengaluru. The chopper was flown by Chief Test Pilot Wing Cdr(Retd) Unni K Pillai and Test Pilot Wing Cdr (Retd) Anil Bhambhani.  The flight duration was about 22… Read more »

Source: HAL, 29-May-17

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50th anniversary of Mi-2 helicopters in the service of the Polish Armed Forces

50th anniversary of Mi-2 helicopters in the service of the Polish Armed Forces

PZL-Świdnik, a Leonardo Group helicopter manufacturer, is pleased to inform that on 20th May this year the celebrations commemorating the 54th anniversary of the establishment of the oldest helicopter unit in Poland, i.e. the 56th Air Base in Inowrocław, were held at Inowrocław-Latkowo airfield. A special event accompanying the feast was comprised by celebrations of… Read more »

Source: PZL-Świdnik, 29-May-17

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Russian Helicopters delivers first medevac Ansat to State Transport Leasing Company

Russian Helicopters delivers first medevac Ansat to State Transport Leasing Company

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, delivered the first of six Ansat medevac helicopters to State Transport Leasing Company at the 10th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2017. The contract to supply six multirole Ansats in medevac mode to State Transport Leasing Company was signed at the end of 2016.  The agreement additionally provides… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 29-May-17

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L3 WESCAM Launches MatriX™ ISR System Solutions Kits

L3 WESCAM Launches MatriX™ ISR System Solutions Kits

L3 WESCAM announced today the launch of its MatriX™ ISR system solutions kits for fixed- and rotary-wing platforms. L3’s MatriX kits combine a series of best-in-class Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) technologies that provide an advanced level of ISR mission capabilities in airborne platforms that have traditionally conducted missions without them. The kits offer a low-cost, low-risk… Read more »

Source: L3 WESCAM, 29-May-17

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Sundance Helicopters plans to break World Record

Sundance Helicopters plans to break World Record

Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the most experienced and highest-rated experiential tourism company in Las Vegas, plans to break the Guinness World Record® for most helicopter weddings in the air on July 7, 2017. The Lucky in Love Wedding Experience will be held simultaneously inside 12 state-of-the-art helicopters while flying 800 feet over the Las Vegas Strip…. Read more »

Source: Sundance Helicopters, 29-May-17

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Northstar Provides New Corporate Headquarters for Air Methods

Northstar Provides New Corporate Headquarters for Air Methods

Northstar Commercial Partners announced that a 62,124 sq. ft. long term lease with Air Methods has been fully executed, securing the company’s new corporate headquarters in Greenwood Village, Colorado; a suburb of Denver. Air Methods, an air medical transport organization, will move their offices and employees to Northstar Commercial Partner’s 5500 S. Quebec Street building… Read more »

Source: Northstar, 29-May-17

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The anniversary HeliRussia 2017 have set an absolute record

The anniversary HeliRussia 2017 have set an absolute record

The anniversary 10th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia gathered a record exhibition – 237 companies from 21 countries will participate in the expo, 22 helicopters, 2 gyroplanes and 15 UAVs to be displayed, the business program includes 60 events. Venue of the event is 12.4 thousand square meters. All of these sets an absolute record… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 29-May-17

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Ghana Orders 4 Z-9EH Helicopters for Oil and Gas Project

Ghana Orders 4 Z-9EH Helicopters for Oil and Gas Project

Four Z-9 EH helicopters have been commissioned by the President of Ghana, John Mahama, to be delivered by the Chinese government. The helicopters will have a large role in the Ghana Gas infrastructure project. The commission comes to $100 million, reports My Joy Online. The helicopters will be used for security of oil installations on… Read more »

26-May-17

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Lower Operating Temperature for H135

Lower Operating Temperature for H135

The Russian Aviation Register has lowered the minimum operating temperature of the Airbus H135’s new modification EC135 T3 and EC135 P3 from -25°С to -35°С. This change has ensured that the Russian airworthiness certificate has been amended as well as matching the EASA certificate. this announcement was made at HeliRussia 2017. The H135 model is… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-May-17

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Boulder Transport Starts Helicopter Flights up Front Range

Boulder Transport Starts Helicopter Flights up Front Range

Boulder Transport will soon be offering helicopter flights throughout the Front Range area. They plan to officially begin this service 15 June and hope to be fully operational by ski season, reports Daily Camera. The founder of Boulder Transport, Carlos Alvarez has stated that with the arrival of Google and the success of other tech… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-May-17

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Luxaviation Helicopters announces strategic partnership with Azur Hélicoptère

Luxaviation Helicopters announces strategic partnership with Azur Hélicoptère

Luxaviation Helicopters and Azur Hélicoptère are announcing today a new partnership which will bring a seamless private helicopter and jet experience to clients visiting the South of France. Luxaviation Helicopters, part of the Luxaviation Group (EBACE booth number T70), will work together with Azur Hélicoptère to provide helicopter transfers to clients’ end destinations in the… Read more »

Source: Luxaviation Group, 26-May-17

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Aeropartner took delivery of the first multi-purpose EC-120B

Aeropartner took delivery of the first multi-purpose EC-120B

Aeropartner took delivery of the first multi-purpose EC-120B helicopter. Newly registered in the Czech Republic as OK-AMS the helicopter will be engaged in the private air transportation to perfectly fit into the wide range of the Company’s services. The helicopter will often provide a quick shuttle between Prague Int’l Airport and remote heli spots offering… Read more »

Source: Aeropartner, 26-May-17

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Airbus delivers an H145 to the Saxony-Anhalt police

Airbus delivers an H145 to the Saxony-Anhalt police

Airbus Helicopters has handed over an H145 to the helicopter squadron of the Saxony-Anhalt state police. The aircraft will be used for the entire spectrum of police tasks. Following in Baden-Württemberg and North Rhine-Westphalia’s footsteps, Saxony-Anhalt is the third federal state in Germany to have purchased the helicopter.   The helicopter’s equipment includes a thermal… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-May-17

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Bristow Group Announces Quarterly Dividend

Bristow Group Announces Quarterly Dividend

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) announced today that its Board of Directors approved a $0.07 per share quarterly dividend. The dividend will be payable on June 22, 2017 to stockholders of record at the close of business on June 7, 2017 (the “Record Date”).  There were 35,217,652 shares of Bristow’s common stock issued and outstanding… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 26-May-17

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HAI Statement on US Court of Appeals Ruling Regarding Drone Registration

HAI Statement on US Court of Appeals Ruling Regarding Drone Registration

Helicopter Association International (HAI) strongly disagrees with the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals to halt the registration of drones deemed to be “model aircraft.” Helicopters routinely operate at the same low altitudes as drones, and we in the helicopter industry are deeply concerned about our ability to fly safely in air space where… Read more »

Source: HAI, 26-May-17

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Centaurium takes delivery of its GrandNew helicopter

Centaurium takes delivery of its GrandNew helicopter

Leonardo announced today that Centaurium Aviation Ltd. of Switzerland has taken delivery of its AgustaWestland GrandNew light twin engine helicopter. The handover was celebrated during an official ceremony held at EBACE 2017 in Geneva. This specially-configured aircraft anticipating safety enhancing requirement like ADS-B Out, will be operated by Mountainflyers for heli taxi services from Bern… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 26-May-17

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Marine Corps Aviation Association Awards 2017

Marine Corps Aviation Association Awards 2017

The Marine Corps Aviation Association held its 46th Annual Symposium and Awards Banquet at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in La Jolla, California, May 19. The MCAA awards program was founded in 1962 and since then has recognized excellence in Marine aviation through education, activities, media, events and its awards program. It is the largest aviation-based… Read more »

Source: Marine Corps, 26-May-17

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Summit Aviation Receives AS9110 Certificate

Summit Aviation Receives AS9110 Certificate

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it has been awarded AS9110B Quality Management Standards certification. The internationally recognized AS9110 Standard focuses on Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services and is a derivative of the AS9100 Standard that addresses the aviation industry. Additionally, Summit holds ISO 9001:2008 certification which confirms that the organization… Read more »

Source: Summit Aviation, 26-May-17

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