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Mitsui Bussan Aerospace Takes Delivery of the First AW139 for All Nippon Helicopter

Mitsui Bussan Aerospace Takes Delivery of the First AW139 for All Nippon Helicopter

This aircraft is expected to be delivered by Mitsui Bussan to ANH in mid-2009. ANH will conduct electronic news gathering missions exclusively for Nippon Housou Kyoukai (NHK), Japan’s national broadcasting corporation and one of the most important in this field worldwide.

Source: AgustaWestland, 31-Mar-09

Thieves steal half a helicopter

Source: Metro, 31-Mar-09

Bell Helicopter Training Academy Announces a New B412 Maintenance Course Offering

Source: Bell, 31-Mar-09

FlightSafety Names New Manager Strategic Planning and Support, Courseware Support

Source: Vertical, 31-Mar-09

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Robinson R44s at two-level heliport in Alaska

Source: Airliners.net, 31-Mar-09

Westpac confirms five more years sponsorship for Waikato Air Ambulance

Source: Waikato Times, 30-Mar-09

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Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services exhibiting at HAC 2009

Source: Vector, 30-Mar-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Hamburg Police Eurocopter EC135

Source: Helionline, 30-Mar-09

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Crash survivor sues Sikorsky, PHi and Aeronautical Accessories

Source: WXVT, 29-Mar-09

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STAT MedEvac Physician Receives “EMS 10: INNOVATORS IN EMS 2008” Award

Source: Vertical, 29-Mar-09

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SkyTrac Systems to Exhibit at HAC 2009 Trade Show and Convention

Source: SkyTrac, 29-Mar-09

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Charter operators run out of helicopters as Indian election campaign pushes demand

Source: Samay Live, 29-Mar-09

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Profile: Ontario’s air ambulance operator Ornge

Source: Toronto Star, 29-Mar-09

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Midlands Air Ambulance boss suspended after misconduct verdict

Source: Express & Star, 29-Mar-09

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AgustaWestland raises offer for PZL Swidnik

Source: MSN, 29-Mar-09

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The Stateline Has A New Helicopter To Battle Crime

Source: MyStateline, 27-Mar-09

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Nebraska Army National Guard Aviation Support Facility scheduled to open in May

Source: KMEG, 27-Mar-09

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Fifth V-22 with loose bolts points to design problem

Source: Flightglobal, 27-Mar-09

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USS Bataan Set to Deploy With MV-22 Ospreys

Source: US Navy, 27-Mar-09

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Profile: Air 11 news helicopter in Houston

Source: KHOU, 27-Mar-09

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Registration Open for Aviation Week’s Helicopter Safety Forum

Source: Vertical, 27-Mar-09

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L-3 WESCAM EO/IR Imaging Turret Selected for North Sea SAR Missions

L-3 WESCAM EO/IR Imaging Turret Selected for North Sea SAR Missions

L-3 WESCAM announced that it has been selected to provide an MX-15 True HD electrooptical/infrared (EO/IR) imaging sensor to Eurocopter, in support of North Sea SAR missions

Source: Rotorhub, 27-Mar-09

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HAI Firefighting Members Take Action Now!

Source: RotorNews, 27-Mar-09

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United Rotorcraft Solutions Delivers Refurbished Bell 206 to Helidosa

United Rotorcraft Solutions Delivers Refurbished Bell 206 to Helidosa

The 206 was sent to URS for a nose to tail upgrade. URS removed all the avionics and communications equipment along with the Stormscope, autopilot, split buss systems and over sized instrument panel. The ECU and bleed air heater were also removed.

Source: Vertical, 27-Mar-09

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DART Helicopter Services Announces Transport Canada Approval of Apical’s AS350 Air Conditioning Kit

Source: Dart, 27-Mar-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Italian Navy AW101 in low over-water hover

Source: Airliners.net, 27-Mar-09

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Terrain Avoidance Warning System implicated in North Sea EC225 accident

Source: BBC, 26-Mar-09

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Maryland EMS helicopter procurement decision put back for at least a year

Source: Baltimore Sun, 26-Mar-09

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Bolts in Cougar S92 weren’t changed despite Sikorsky bulletin in January

Source: Oak Bay News, 26-Mar-09

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Dart Helicopter Services annouces EASA approval of three Geneva Aviation panel options for AS350

Source: Vertical, 26-Mar-09

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Helicopter concerns in Opposition plan for Royal Adelaide Hospital

Source: ABC, 26-Mar-09

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SAE Institute gets R44 to teach aerial photography to students

Source: Byron News, 26-Mar-09

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UH-72A Lakota Surpasses 10,000 Flight-Hour Milestone in U.S. Army Service

UH-72A Lakota Surpasses 10,000 Flight-Hour Milestone in U.S. Army Service

The U.S. Army’s growing fleet of UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters has passed the 10,000 flight-hour milestone, demonstrating the aircrafts’ mission performance and reliability in operations throughout the United States.

Source: EADS, 26-Mar-09

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‘Loose bolt’ grounding spoils V-22 milestone

Source: Flightglobal, 26-Mar-09

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Sikorsky Aircraft Delivers 100th New Production UH-60M to U.S. Army

Source: Sikorsky, 26-Mar-09

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Rotorway International Expands

Source: Vertical, 26-Mar-09

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Lighting system at Waskom helipad upgraded

Source: http://www.marshallnewsmessenger.com/featr/content/features/stories/2008/08/032509_web_waskompad.html, 26-Mar-09

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Provincial government says memorial will be established for Cougar S92 victims

Source: The Telegram, 26-Mar-09

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Sikorsky to pay $2.9 million to settle charges over Black Hawk armor-plating

Source: US Dept of Justice, 26-Mar-09

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FAA to investigate Collier County Medflight complaint

FAA to investigate Collier County Medflight complaint

Federal Aviation Administration inspectors will be in Naples Thursday to investigate a complaint against Collier County’s Medflight which raises a series of flight safety concerns, according to the FAA.

Source: Naples News, 26-Mar-09

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Iraq orders 24 Eurocopter EC635 helicopters

Source: AFP, 26-Mar-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Defence Helicopter Flying School AW139 – first published image

Source: Airliners.net, 26-Mar-09

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Great Western Air Ambulance downgrades from EC135 to Bo105, and steps up from 5 to 7 day working

Source: Evening Post, 25-Mar-09

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New equipment to boost French helicopter safety in brownout conditions

25-Mar-09

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HAI Safety Committee Seeking New Member(s)

Source: Rotornews, 25-Mar-09

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Mil Mi-38 may be offered with domestic TV7-117V engines

Source: HIA, 25-Mar-09

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Papillon bucks trend with expansion and new jobs in Boulder City

Source: KVBC, 25-Mar-09

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Vertical Challenge – 10th Anniversary Helicopter Air Show

Source: Vertical, 25-Mar-09

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Mayo One air ambulance upgrades to Eurocopter EC145

Source: Austin Post-Bulletin, 25-Mar-09

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Pilot Qualifications Working Group Releases DRAFT Firefighting Industry Best Practices for Comment

Source: Vertical, 25-Mar-09

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Irish Company and Three Officers Charged With Illegally Exporting Helicopter Parts to Iran

Source: NASDAQ, 25-Mar-09

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United Rotorcraft Solutions/Ahlers Aerospace Awarded STC for Bell 430 NVG Mods

Source: Vertical, 25-Mar-09

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California Army National Guard to transfer a UH-1 to Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District

Source: Sacramento Bee, 25-Mar-09

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance becomes football club shirt sponsor

Source: Huddersfield Examiner, 25-Mar-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Recently delivered AS355NP of Spain’s Catalunya Police

Source: Aviation Corner, 25-Mar-09

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Indian Government cancels tenders for 22 attack helicopters

Source: Times of India, 24-Mar-09

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Forbes Magazine Spotlights Gary C. Robb As Most Successful Helicopter Crash Plaintiff Attorney In The US

Source: Forbes, 24-Mar-09

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Council seeks 24-hour operation of the heliport at Playa de la Arena, Tenerife

Source: Tenerife News, 24-Mar-09

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Helijet offsets greenhouse gas emissions

Source: Helijet, 24-Mar-09

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Canadian Government confirms Sikorsky H92 Cyclone project running four years late

Source: Globe and Mail, 24-Mar-09

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Alpha Aviation to introduce Sumotor ground handler at HeliRussia 2009

Source: HIA, 24-Mar-09

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Boeing Begins Work On DARPA DiscRotor

Source: Aviation Week, 24-Mar-09

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Guardian Mobility to Exhibit at HAC’s 13th Annual Convention and Trade Show

Source: Vertical, 24-Mar-09

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S-92 Helicopter Operators Complying Worldwide With Sikorsky Bulletin on Gearbox Oil Bowl Studs

Source: Sikorsky, 24-Mar-09

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USS Wasp flight deck qualifies for MV-22s

USS Wasp flight deck qualifies for MV-22s

The USS Wasp (LHD 1) Air Department completed their final MV-22 Osprey qualification March 18, certifying them to perform launch and recovery evolutions.

Source: US Navy, 24-Mar-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Eurocopter EC120 of Venezuela’s Guarico State Government

Source: Airliners.net, 24-Mar-09

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Bristow announces 10% workforce reduction

Bristow announces 10% workforce reduction

Capital expenditures are being carefully evaluated and prioritized; Management salaries have been frozen; and Staffing levels and compensation structures are being reviewed to ensure that the Company is properly sized to meet customers’ needs.

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 23-Mar-09

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Rotorhub reports from Canadian Helicopter Force Afghanistan Operations Centre

Source: Rotorhub, 23-Mar-09

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CAE and HAL finalize contracts and financing to establish C$60M helicopter training centre in Bangalore

Source: CAE, 23-Mar-09

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Lifesaving beacons for oil workers are banned after interfering with avionics

Source: Aberdeen Press & Journal, 23-Mar-09

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Northern Ireland expects EMS helicopter operations to start September 2009

Source: Ulster Herald, 23-Mar-09

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Choppy outlook for global helicopter industry

Source: Financial Post, 23-Mar-09

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University of Mississippi Medical Center AirCare adds second helicopter

Source: WXVT, 23-Mar-09

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