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Biggin Hill Airport sets up Heli shuttle in New York

Biggin Hill Airport sets up Heli shuttle in New York

London Biggin Hill and Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), the premier executive helicopter company, are announcing the launch of the New York Heli Shuttle, establishing even closer links between the US and UK business capitals. Industry-leading AAG, which has been operating for more than 25 years, has the largest fleet of Sikorsky S-76® helicopters in the northeast… Read more »

Source: AAG, 25-Jun-18

Offshore Helicopter Industry Leaders Speak On Next Steps to Enhance Safety

Offshore Helicopter Industry Leaders Speak On Next Steps to Enhance Safety

Leading companies and stakeholders in the offshore oil industry are more united than ever before in their resolve to enhance safety. In a new video filmed at HeliOffshore’s recent annual conference, senior leaders from operators, oil companies, manufacturers and leasing companies explain how the path is clear to implementing safety improvements that can save lives. The… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 25-Jun-18

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Eagle Australasia appointed Garmin Authorised Dealer

Eagle Australasia appointed Garmin Authorised Dealer

Eagle Australasia are bringing the Garmin product range direct from the factory to their customers after the internationally renowned manufacturer named Eagle an Authorised Dealer in the Asia Pacific.  Operators in the region will have greater access to local technical parts and support for the Garmin product range, thereby reducing operator costs and AOG time. “With… Read more »

Source: Eagle Australasia, 22-Jun-18

CopterSafety upgrades AW139 simulator with Phase 7 avionics

CopterSafety upgrades AW139 simulator with Phase 7 avionics

Since our launch four years ago, we have been working to improve the safety of helicopter operations globally. This represents one more step towards our goal, strengthening our offering to our customers. We are continuing to improve our operational effectiveness according to our growth strategy. We are happy to now serve our AW139 customers with… Read more »

Source: CopterSafety, 22-Jun-18

Australian Army extends contract with Rockwell Collins

Australian Army extends contract with Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins has been selected by the Australian Army to provide extended avionics support for its fleet of CH-47F Chinook helicopters through a performance-based logistics (PBL) contract. The agreement extends to 2020, providing field service engineering, program management, logistics service and repair and overhaul for the Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS)components installed on the aircraft and… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 22-Jun-18

First Female Pilot for Colombian Army

First Female Pilot for Colombian Army

The Colombian Army Aviation Branch have recently gained their first female helicopter pilot. Second Lieutenant Viviana Yesenia Forero Moncada finished her nine months of training at the Armed Forces Helicopter School in Bogotá. 2nd Lt. Forero is now equipped to fly the Bell TH-67 Creek helicopter, and is paving the way for inclusion of women… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Jun-18

CHC announce keynote speaker for Safety & Quality Summit

CHC announce keynote speaker for Safety & Quality Summit

CHC Helicopter has announced that Alison Levine, team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition, will join hundreds of delegates and speakers at the 14th annual CHC Safety & Quality Summit as the keynote speaker at the event’s gala dinner evening. The gala dinner, a memorable highlight of the Summit, brings together a significant portion… Read more »

Source: CHC, 21-Jun-18

Bell and Safran Announce Shared Vision for On-Demand Mobility

Bell and Safran Announce Shared Vision for On-Demand Mobility

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today at the Future of Transportation World Conference a newly formed collaboration with Safran (Euronext Paris: SAF) on the development of innovative hybrid electric power system solutions to support Bell’s vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft concept. “Bell is at the forefront of on-demand mobility – ushering a new… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 21-Jun-18

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Mi-171A2 is Planned to be Certified in India

Mi-171A2 is Planned to be Certified in India

Russian Helicopters has initiated work on recognition (validation) of the type certificate of the latest Mi-171A2 helicopter in India. At present, negotiations with the aviation authorities of the country (DGCA) on the certification procedure are underway. “Taking into account high potential of cooperation with India in the field of civil aviation, we consider further development… Read more »

Source: State Corporation Rostec, 21-Jun-18

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Rampart Helicopter Services aims to correct Colorado zoning violation

Rampart Helicopter Services aims to correct Colorado zoning violation

County commissioners and Rampart Helicopter services have still not reached an agreement after their mitigation meeting on June 12. Rampart works as a fire fighting service in the county, owned by Jeff Armstrong. The operation is based on unincorporated land, which is zoned as Agriculture One. Armstrong has a permit which allowed him to build… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Jun-18

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Helipad Ceremony for Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Foundation

Helipad Ceremony for Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Foundation

The Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Foundation held a ground-breaking ceremony recently for a new helipad. The helipad has been made possible by donations and funding by the community, and they only have $150,000 left to raise of their $616,000 goal, reports DL Online.

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Jun-18

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Oceania Aviation appointed distributor for H125 maximum view kit

Oceania Aviation appointed distributor for H125 maximum view kit

Oceania Aviation’s Sales, Marketing and Communications team met with the CEO and CMO of Swiss Rotor Solutions at Rotortech to discuss the distribution and installation opportunities for their Maximum Pilot View Kit. We are now pleased to announce our new partnership with Swiss Rotor Solutions as their authorised distributor for their H125/AS350 Maximum Pilot View Kit… Read more »

Source: Oceania Aviation, 20-Jun-18

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Air Ambulance Chief Executive receives top honour

Air Ambulance Chief Executive receives top honour

Jane Gurney, Chief Executive of Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, has today been named Director of the Year in the ‘Public/Third Sector’ category by the Institute of Directors (IoD) for the East of England. Mrs Gurney received her award from IoD Director General Stephen Martin at a celebratory lunch held in the Jockey Club Rooms… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 20-Jun-18

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WomenVenture Begins its Second Decade

WomenVenture Begins its Second Decade

Now in its 11thyear, WomenVenture, a partnership between EAA and Women in Aviation International, will take place at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh all week long. Starting on Monday, July 23, 2018, AirVenture’s opening day, is a WomenVenture ice cream social, sponsored by Endeavor Air. Registration is requested (at eaa.org) for this event, held in Forum Building 9… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation, 20-Jun-18

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HAI expresses concerns about Ligado proposal

HAI expresses concerns about Ligado proposal

Helicopter Association International (HAI) has joined a coalition of ten other aviation-related associations in delivering a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding the Ligado Networks Proposal. The Ligado Networks Proposal seeks to establish a cellular network within a satellite frequency band adjacent to the band used by aviation global positioning systems. The aviation… Read more »

Source: HAI, 20-Jun-18

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South Carolina NG to help secure Mexican border

South Carolina NG to help secure Mexican border

Soldiers from the South Carolina Army National Guard headed to Texas May 21, 2018, in support of Operation Guardian Support, President Trump’s mission to secure the southern border. One UH-72 Lakota helicopter from the 2-151 Aviation Battalion, along with three crew members departed from the Donaldson Flight facility in Greenville, after being delayed by weather… Read more »

Source: South Carolina National Guard, 20-Jun-18

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Donaldson to develop AW169 IBF for Leonardo

Donaldson to develop AW169 IBF for Leonardo

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), has signed an agreement with Leonardo to develop two new Inlet Barrier Filters (IBF) for the AW169 helicopter. After development and testing, the dry and oiled media IBFs will be approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as an addition to the Type… Read more »

Source: Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, 20-Jun-18

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ASESA Selects Able as Exclusive Provider

ASESA Selects Able as Exclusive Provider

Mexico-based Aeroservicios Especializados S.A. de C.V. (ASESA) and Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, have signed an agreement making Able the exclusive provider of component repairs, overhauls and exchanges for ASESA helicopters in Mexico – a fleet that includes a significant contingent of Bell 412 aircraft. The agreement also provides ASESA with preferred… Read more »

Source: Able Aerospace, 20-Jun-18

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Meron Awarded Patent for Helicopter Transmission Test Rigs

Meron Awarded Patent for Helicopter Transmission Test Rigs

A test rig of the closed loop type for testing power transmission units of any geometry, in particular helicopter transmissions, comprising drives with friction belts, flat belts in particular. The belt drives have pulleys with diameters that compensate for the creep in the belts. In some embodiments, the test rig comprises `slave` transmissions. In some embodiments the… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 19-Jun-18

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Macro Industries awarded $20M contract for V-22 single floor spares

Macro Industries awarded $20M contract for V-22 single floor spares

MACRO Industries, Huntsville, Alabama, is awarded a $20,475,867 fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of up to 200 Ballistic Protection System panel sets, as well as single floor spares for the V-22 aircraft.  Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, and is expected to be completed in June 2023.  Fiscal 2016 and 2017 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-Jun-18

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Hong Kong Government Flying Service receive first H175s

Hong Kong Government Flying Service receive first H175s

Hong Kong based Government Flying Service (GFS) has received three H175s in public services configuration, becoming the world’s first operator of this new variant which enlarges the H175 mission capacity to search and rescue (SAR), emergency medical services, law enforcement, firefighting as well as land and maritime border control operations. In 2015, GFS became the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 19-Jun-18

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PHI Announces Offering of Senior Secured Notes Due 2023

PHI Announces Offering of Senior Secured Notes Due 2023

PHI, Inc. (The Nasdaq Select Global Market: PHII (voting); PHIIK (non-voting)) (“PHI”) announced today that it is proposing, subject to market and other conditions, to privately place (the “Debt Offering”) up to $500 million aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2023 (the “2023 Notes”). Each of PHI’s existing and future domestic restricted subsidiaries… Read more »

Source: PHI, 19-Jun-18

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HeliOffshore Consults Flight Instructors and Examiners

HeliOffshore Consults Flight Instructors and Examiners

Having completed two phases of research to track the eye movements of helicopter pilots, HeliOffshore is consulting with Type Rating Instructors (TRIs) and Type Rating Examiners (TREs) to advise on how the findings from this unprecedented programme can be applied to enhance safety in the front line. The association is now seeking direct input from… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 19-Jun-18

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Prabhu added two new Robinson R66 to its fleet; chopper arrives Birgunj Custom

Prabhu added two new Robinson R66 to its fleet; chopper arrives Birgunj Custom

Prabhu Helicopter Pvt Ltd, only Robinson operator of the country has brought two brand new Turbine Robinson R66 helicopter, designed and built by Robinson Helicopter Company in CA, USA for commercial operations, a statement issued by the company said today. According to the officials from Prabhu Helicopter, the aircraft cargo has already arrived Birgunj customs… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 18-Jun-18

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Fishtail Air gets new official name ‘Summit Helicopters’

Fishtail Air gets new official name ‘Summit Helicopters’

Fishtail Air Pvt. Ltd., one of the prominent helicopter operators in Nepal has officially changed its name to Summit Helicopters. As per the information from company’s official, it has been a month that the Fishtail Air got a new name as Summit Helicopters. Fishtail Air Pvt. Ltd. and Summit Air are the sister companies so,… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 18-Jun-18

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PHI Announces Cash Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation

PHI Announces Cash Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation

PHI, Inc. (The Nasdaq Select Global Market: PHII (voting); PHIIK (non-voting)) (“PHI”) announced today that it plans to commence a cash tender offer (the “Tender Offer”), subject to the terms and conditions to be described in PHI’s Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement to be dated June 18, 2018 (the “Offer to Purchase”), to purchase… Read more »

Source: PHI, 18-Jun-18

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NBAA Requests Guidance on Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

NBAA Requests Guidance on Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is requesting guidance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of the Treasury on several provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that directly affect business aviation. In a June 13 letter to the IRS and Treasury Department, NBAA focused its guidance requests on two main areas:… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 18-Jun-18

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HeliOffshore – HUMS Best Practice Guidelines

HeliOffshore – HUMS  Best Practice Guidelines

The European Union’s new Commission Regulation 2016/1119, which takes effect from 1st July, 2018, formally recognises the safety benefits of Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) by requiring European operators to install approved equipment and adopt approved procedures for using it. These specific requirements take effect from 1st January, 2019. In fact, many operators are already using HUMS… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 18-Jun-18

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Bristol Sycamore Flies Home After 60 Years

Bristol Sycamore Flies Home After 60 Years

The world’s last flying ‘Bristol 171 Sycamore’ helicopter returned home to Weston-superMare this week when it flew to the Helicopter Museum; 60 years after it was built. The historic aircraft landed at the museum on Monday and will now be displayed in its Duke of Edinburgh Hangar until Weston Air Show on 24 & 25… Read more »

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 18-Jun-18

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Heliport of Russia delivers R44 with autopilot

Heliport of Russia delivers R44 with autopilot

The Heliports group of companies supplied the private owner with the next Robinson R44 helicopter. This is one of the first helicopters of this type in Russia, equipped with the Garmin G500H flight navigation system and the Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS autopilot system. Currently, the aircraft is being assembled at the aviation-technical base of the Heliport of… Read more »

Source: Vertolet, 18-Jun-18

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Airbus delivers fifth and final H135 for Bundeswehr training

Airbus delivers fifth and final H135 for Bundeswehr training

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the fifth and final H135 that will be used by the German Armed Forces in Bückeburg to train their pilots. The German Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) is leasing these helicopters – all delivered on time by Airbus – for initial and recurrent pilot training…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Jun-18

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Helicopter tree extraction relies on innovative wireless load sensing

Helicopter tree extraction relies on innovative wireless load sensing

Innovative wireless load sensing and monitoring technology from Sensor Technology is playing a key role in helping a helicopter services company to pluck trees from forests where there is no access by tractor. Based in Oxford, Heli-Lift Services provides a unique helicopter-based extraction service in forests where the ground is wet or boggy, or in… Read more »

Source: Sensor Technologies, 18-Jun-18

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New hydrant for firefighting helicopters may cut response time

New hydrant for firefighting helicopters may cut response time

The Orange County Fire Authority are in a test period with their new technology that can save response time during a fire fighting operation. Together with Anaheim Fire and Rescue, they are field testing in Anaheim Hills. On top of a 1,700 gallon water tank, the Remotely Activated Snorkel Site opens the water valves to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Jun-18

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Kawak receives STC for new CH-47 Chinook Internal firefighting tank system

Kawak receives STC for new CH-47 Chinook Internal firefighting tank system

Kawak Aviation has received FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for its CH-47D Chinook aerial liquid delivery system (ALDS) and auxiliary hydraulic system. Working with customer Billings Flying Service of Billings, Montana, Kawak has achieved a more effective internal tank firefighting system. The 2,500-US gallon (9,463-liter) tank fills in under 40 seconds and can release a… Read more »

Source: Kawak Aviation, 15-Jun-18

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RUAG accomplishes first overhaul of PW206 engine

RUAG accomplishes first overhaul of PW206 engine

For the first time, RUAG Aviation has overhauled a Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206 engine. The maintenance of the engine that is used in the Airbus H135 and H135M helicopters was carried out in the engine maintenance. The Swiss Air Force has more than 20 of these helicopters, which are still listed under their former… Read more »

Source: RUAG Aerospace, 15-Jun-18

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First flight lands at Ipswich helipad

First flight lands at Ipswich helipad

A life-saving helipad which will allow medics to transfer critically-ill patients into Ipswich Hospital’s emergency department (ED) quickly and smoothly has welcomed its first air ambulance. The £250,000 facility has been constructed next to the ED and opened today (11 June). It has been paid for by the HELP Appeal, which is the only charity… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 15-Jun-18

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Life Flight Network Celebrates 40 Years

Life Flight Network Celebrates 40 Years

Life Flight Network, the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States, is celebrating its 40th anniversary and offering $40 new memberships in honor of its 40 years of service to communities across Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. “Since 1978, Life Flight Network has provided air medical transport service to people in the Pacific Northwest, saving lives and saving valuable time… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 15-Jun-18

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Milestone announces two key appointments

Milestone announces two key appointments

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), a GE Capital Aviation Services company and the global leader in helicopter leasing, today announced new appointments to its executive team. Jeremy Akel, formerly Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for Bristow Group, has been named Executive Vice President, Commercial effective July 2, 2018. Jeremy will relocate to Dublin,… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 15-Jun-18

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DSCA approved sale of 6 AH-64E Apaches to India

DSCA approved sale of 6 AH-64E Apaches to India

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to India of items in support of a proposed direct commercial sale of six (6) AH-64E Apache helicopters for an estimated cost of $930 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 15-Jun-18

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Babcock wins BP Sheltand operations from Bristow

Babcock wins BP Sheltand operations from Bristow

BP has announced that they are moving their entire Shetland operations from Scatsta Airport to Babcock at the Sumburgh Airport in November. They have notified the Integrated Aviation Consortium about their move and have announced that their focus still remains on providing safe transportation to clients in the North Sea, reports Energy Voice.

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Jun-18

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Sloane Helicopters wins Irish EMS contract with AW109

Sloane Helicopters wins Irish EMS contract with AW109

Ireland’s first community Air Ambulance will shortly be propelling its way to Ireland, after a contract signing this weekend. Irish Community Rapid Response (ICRR) – a charity dedicated to pre-hospital care – has signed a contract with UK based Sloane Helicopters. The helicopter will be operated by ICRR and is due in Ireland at the… Read more »

Source: Sloane Helicopters, 14-Jun-18

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Universities Order More R44 Cadets

Universities Order More R44 Cadets

Robinson Helicopter Company received orders for additional R44 Cadets from the universities of North Dakota (UND) and Southern Utah (SUU). This will be UND’s second Cadet and SUU’s third.    UND’s Chief Helicopter Instructor Wes Van Dell said, “We are very excited to add a second R44 Cadet to our fleet. Having evaluated the Cadet… Read more »

Source: Robinson Helicopter Company, 14-Jun-18

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Airwork customers hit 300,000 customer flight milestone

Airwork customers hit 300,000 customer flight milestone

Airwork’s range of maintenance support plans has reached the major milestone of supporting customers who have flown collectively in excess of 300,000 flight hours with their Honeywell LTS101 series engines. With customers located across five continents, Airwork has proved that location is no barrier to providing professional and superior service. Their extensive pool of rental… Read more »

Source: Airwork, 13-Jun-18

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EASA and FAA approve Alpine Aerotech bear paws for Bell 505

EASA and FAA approve Alpine Aerotech bear paws for Bell 505

ALPINE AEROTECH LP announced today that they have officially secured FAA and EASA STC’s for their new Bell 505 Bear Paw Kit. Aerotech has gained traction in the market by developing superior Bear Paws that are easier to install, more attractive and ultimately more durable then the alternatives. Aerotech has established an outstanding reputation for… Read more »

Source: Alpine Aerotech, 13-Jun-18

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Helicopter-based electricity pylon delivery relies on wireless load sensing

Helicopter-based electricity pylon delivery relies on wireless load sensing

Demonstrating that the electricity supply infrastructure can be developed more quickly and cost-effectively, Heli-Lift Services has pioneered the use of helicopters to remove and deliver poles and pylons in remote locations. An enabling technology in this enterprise is an innovative load sensing and monitoring technology from Sensor Technology. The pressures on the National Grid to… Read more »

Source: Sensor Technologies, 13-Jun-18

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uAvionix says skyBeacon nearing certification

uAvionix says skyBeacon nearing certification

Avionics manufacturer uAvionix believes it will have FAA technical standard order (TSO) approval for its innovative skyBeacon wingtip position light and integrated Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out transmitter before EAA AirVenture, or someone will walk the plank-figuratively, anyway. “We will either bring skyBeacon to sell and install on your aircraft, or a dunk tank for… Read more »

Source: Dallas Avionics, 13-Jun-18

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Helicopter Services Malta launches superyacht service package

Helicopter Services Malta launches superyacht service package

Helicopter Services Malta Limited (HSML) have started on the project of a helicopter on board a superyacht. The project includes pricing, model builds that will resist to corrosion due to sea air, tax, on-board operations as well as the build of a helipad, reports Superyacht News.

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Jun-18

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Sikorsky relocates and expands parts stock in Brazil

Sikorsky relocates and expands parts stock in Brazil

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today announced the relocation and expansion of its Brazil-based forward stocking location (FSL) at a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by local operator CEOs and Sikorsky officials. The strategic decision positions Sikorsky products closer to operators and further bolsters the company’s dedication to maximizing customers’ fleet availability. The new… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 12-Jun-18

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Dallas Avionics to Pre-Sale Certified uAvionix skyBeacon

Dallas Avionics to Pre-Sale Certified uAvionix skyBeacon

Dallas Avionics, Inc. announced today that the company is now taking pre-orders on the soon-to-be-certified uAvionix skyBeacon. The skyBeacon is the first in the series of uAvionix’s revolutionary ADS-B solutions for the certified aircraft market. The skyBeacon offers wing-tip mounted ADS-B OUT with WAAS GPS and LED position and anti-collision strobe lights that meets the… Read more »

Source: Dallas Avionics, 12-Jun-18

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Multiflight to exhibit at Heli UK Expo

Multiflight to exhibit at Heli UK Expo

Multiflight is a leading aircraft engineering, maintenance and design provider specialising in the support of turbine helicopters and piston and turbine fixed wing aircraft. Multiflight has invested in its on ground facilities on the South Side of Leeds Bradford Airport, Yorkshire, in the North of England, to create a dedicated modern aircraft maintenance centre covering… Read more »

Source: Multiflight, 12-Jun-18

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United Rotorcraft receives China CAAC Validation for Bell 407

United Rotorcraft receives China CAAC Validation for Bell 407

United Rotorcraft is pleased to announce they have received  CAAC (Civil Aviation Authority of China) validations of Supplemental Type Certificates (VSTC) for the United Rotorcraft 407 EMS kit, their Articulating Litter Loading System (ALLS), and their controllable Search Light kit. The validation supports the delivery of the first three Chinese EMS Bell 407s. United Rotorcraft’s… Read more »

Source: United Rotorcraft, 11-Jun-18

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Mercyhealth REACT Has New Helicopter in Service

Mercyhealth REACT Has New Helicopter in Service

Mercyhealth REACT has a new Airbus EC145 helicopter, which will replace the air medical program’s Airbus EC135 aircraft. With the Airbus EC145, REACT will be able to support a wider variety of missions and deliver specialized care to women and children. Air Methods, based in Greenwood Village, Colorado, provides the helicopter and aviation services to Mercyhealth… Read more »

Source: Mercyhealth REACT, 11-Jun-18

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SureFly Hybrid Electric Multi-Copter Enters FAA Type Certification Process

SureFly Hybrid Electric Multi-Copter Enters FAA Type Certification Process

Workhorse Group Inc. (NASDAQ: WKHS), an American technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective solutions to the commercial transportation sector, announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) accepted their application for Type Certification for their SureFly eVTOL aircraft. The June 1st application is an important step forward, as the SureFly design appears to be the first hybrid-electric… Read more »

Source: SureFly, 11-Jun-18

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Dallas Avionics Enables Cross-Band Communications

Dallas Avionics Enables Cross-Band Communications

Years after 9/11, first responders still remember the coordination problems they experienced due to a lack of interoperable radio communications. Even today, interoperability between different first responder agencies is not a given – which is why the Technisonic cross-band radio solution being offered by Texas’ Dallas Avionics is worthy of note. Based upon the Technisonic… Read more »

Source: Dallas Avionics, 11-Jun-18

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UK AAIB Bulletin – June 2018

UK AAIB Bulletin – June 2018

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- AW109SP (G-IWFC), incorrectly latched engine cowl, Sywell Aerodrome, Northamptonshire, 27 November 2017

Source: AAIB, 10-Jun-18

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Air Methods will expand air medical services into Spearfish

Air Methods will expand air medical services into Spearfish

Black Hills Life Flight, an Air Methods program, will open its Spearfish community air medical base this summer. On Monday, the mayor of the City of Spearfish, Dana Boke, signed the contract that approved the base move. “Air Methods has been a pleasure to work with,” said Mayor Boke.  “Their presence in Spearfish will provide… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 08-Jun-18

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Bell delivers first 3 B505s to China

Bell delivers first 3 B505s to China

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company delivered the first three Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters destined for the Chinese market during a ceremony held at Bell’s facility in Mirabel, Canada. These are the first three aircraft of 110 ordered in 2017 by Reignwood International Investment Group Company Ltd, launch operator and exclusive… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 08-Jun-18

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FatherFest at American Helicopter Museum & Education Center

FatherFest at American Helicopter Museum & Education Center

Every year AHMEC celebrates Father’s Day with FatherFest, a great day to honor Dad for all he does. What better way to say “Thank you’” than an awesome helicopter ride (for an additional cost) and fun activities? It’s an exciting day featuring antique cars and motorcycles, food trucks, a beer garden, sports-oriented inflatable games, helicopter… Read more »

Source: American Helicopter Museum, 08-Jun-18

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Airbus collaborates with Wilhelmsen on UAS for maritime deliveries

Airbus collaborates with Wilhelmsen on UAS for maritime deliveries

Airbus and Wilhelmsen Ships Service have entered into a strategic collaboration to drive the development of an end-to-end service for safe deliveries of parcels with an unmanned aircraft system (UAS), in the maritime industry. The announcement was made today at the biennial Posidonia maritime exhibition taking place in Athens, Greece, with the MoU signed by… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 08-Jun-18

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Metro introduces new Rotor Wing Chief Pilot and Assistant Chief Pilot

Metro introduces new Rotor Wing Chief Pilot and Assistant Chief Pilot

Metro Aviation is pleased to announce Brian Bihler as the new Rotor Wing Chief Pilot and Alan VanDoren as the new Assistant Chief Pilot. Bihler joined Metro Aviation in 2009 and has served in the positions of HAA Pilot, Instructor, Check Airmen, Regional Training Manager, and most recently, as Assistant Chief Pilot. Prior to his… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 08-Jun-18

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance sign £100K sponsorship deal

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance sign £100K sponsorship deal

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) is pleased to announce that it has signed a three-year partnership with Chelmsford-based Essex Media Ltd. The deal, which is worth nearly £100,000, will cover the cost of one life-saving mission each month and see Essex Media’s logos appear on EHAAT’s fleet of two helicopters and four Rapid Response Vehicles… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 08-Jun-18

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Seoul National University Leverages VABS software

Seoul National University Leverages VABS software

AnalySwift, LLC, a provider of efficient high-fidelity modeling software for composites and other advanced materials, announced today Seoul National University is leveraging its powerful VABS software to accelerate and optimize design of composite helicopter rotor blades and high aspect ratio wings. Seoul National University has used VABS for a variety of structural optimization projects in… Read more »

Source: AnalySwift, 08-Jun-18

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NHV awarded contract by Dana Petroleum

NHV awarded contract by Dana Petroleum

The NHV Group today announced a new long term contract with Dana Petroleum to provide helicopter services to their central and northern North Sea assets. Daily flights will depart from NHV’s base in Aberdeen to the Triton FPSO in the Central North Sea and Western Isles FPSO in the East Shetland Basin for a period… Read more »

Source: NHV Group, 08-Jun-18

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Global fundraising first for Children’s Air Ambulance

Global fundraising first for Children’s Air Ambulance

Children’s Air Ambulance has become the first charity in the world to use spare processing power from PCs and laptops to help save the lives of babies and children. The national emergency transfer helicopter charity is using ethical cryptocurrency company Cudo Donate’s carbon-neutral software to raise funds by harnessing the unused power of computers. Supporters… Read more »

Source: Children’s Air Ambulance, 08-Jun-18

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Metro study proves Pulselite’s worth in preventing bird strikes

Metro study proves Pulselite’s worth in preventing bird strikes

Use of the Precise Flight Inc. Pulselite System is a significant factor in reducing the number of bird strikes with aircraft, a new study conducted by Metro Aviation has found. Precise Flight, based in Bend, Oregon, developed the Pulselite System in 1984, and it has since been installed on over 25,000 aircraft – both fixed-… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 08-Jun-18

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New rescue helicopter in Ulm officially put into service

New rescue helicopter in Ulm officially put into service

[electronic translation] The new rescue helicopter of the non-profit ADAC Luftrettung at the Bundeswehr Hospital Ulm was officially handed over to its purpose on Monday (28.5.). The machine starts as her predecessor model under the name “Christoph 22” from the hangar on the grounds of the Federal Armed Forces Hospital Ulm. Areas of application are mainly the… Read more »

Source: ADAC Luftrettung, 08-Jun-18

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Metro Aviation delivers EC145e to Hartford Hospital

Metro Aviation delivers EC145e to Hartford Hospital

Metro Aviation recently delivered a completed EC145e to Hartford Hospital LIFE STAR, a critical care program based in Hartford, Connecticut. The aircraft’s price point and large cabin appealed to the VFR program that transports about 1,000 patients each year. “It’s important that we standardize our fleet and the EC145e is a great addition,” said Dr…. Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 08-Jun-18

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Nominations for Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence Now Open

Nominations for Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence Now Open

The Association of Air Ambulances is today calling on the air ambulance community to nominate an individual or team, for this year’s Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence.  These prestigious and independent awards, honour the exceptional contributions of staff and volunteers who provide outstanding services and support for air ambulance organisations nationally. Nominations are welcome throughout… Read more »

Source: The Association of Air Ambulances, 08-Jun-18

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Milestone grows S92 fleet to 95 Helicopters

Milestone grows S92 fleet to 95 Helicopters

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), a GE Capital Aviation Services company and the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it has completed the purchase and lease back of four S-92® aircraft. The acquisition of these aircraft expands Milestone’s owned and debt financed fleet of S-92 helicopters to over 95 — more than one… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 08-Jun-18

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Raytheon awarded $8M contract for radiometer system repairs for V-22 and H-53

Raytheon awarded $8M contract for radiometer system repairs for V-22 and H-53

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded $8,268,078 for firm-fixed-price delivery order N00383-18-F-AE00 under previously awarded basic ordering agreement N00383-17-G-AE01 for the repair of the forward-looking infrared radiometer systems in support of the V-22 and H-53 aircraft. Work will be performed in McKinney, Texas (80 percent); and Jacksonville, Florida (20 percent), and is expected to… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-Jun-18

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KRET Reveals New Radar

KRET Reveals New Radar

Radio-Electronic Technologies Concern (KRET) unveiled their new export-oriented N025E mast-mounted radar for the Mil Mi-28N/NE ‘Havoc-B’ combat helicopters at HeliRussia 2018. The ka-band radar is able to be to used in all weathers and is used to detect stationary and moving objects. The processing unit is integrated into the helicopter’s fuselage, with the antenna contained… Read more »

Source: HeliHub,com, 07-Jun-18

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Clickimin Helipad Voted to Stay

Clickimin Helipad Voted to Stay

The Shetland Islands Council voted for the Clickimin temporary helipad to retain on a permanent basis. The vote was supported by members of the planning committee, although local residents voiced their complaints. They are concerned over the noise the helicopter makes, the smell of aviation fuel and worry that it will devaluate property. The helicopter… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Jun-18

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Bangalore administration encourages new helipads

Bangalore administration encourages new helipads

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) are planning on building eight helipads around the city for more heli-taxi operations. This decision came after the success of the heli-taxi operation between Electronics City and Kempegowda International Airport. The new eight helipads will be maintained by private agencies, who will also build, operate and pay rent to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Jun-18

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Hansen Helicopters Executives Arrested for Fraud

Hansen Helicopters Executives Arrested for Fraud

Hansen Helicopters executives John Darrell Walker, Kenneth Rufus Crowe, Phillip Turner Kapp and Marvin R. Reed were all arrested for conspiring to defraud the FAA. The four executives were charged with knowingly and wilfully conspiring to use and lease out unsafe aircraft that had not met with the US safety standards. The federal gran jury… Read more »

Source: HeliHub,com, 07-Jun-18

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Northland Rescue Helicopter team receives safety award

Northland Rescue Helicopter team receives safety award

The Northland Rescue Helicopter team were the proud recipients of an acknowledgment award for 20 years of safe operation. The award was received by Chief pilot Peter Turnbull at the Rotortech Conference that was held last week. The team fly three Sikorsky helicopters, with numbers from January to April reaching 306, reports NZ Herald.

Source: HeliHub,com, 07-Jun-18

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