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Finalization of Amarnath Yatra Heli-Services

Finalization of Amarnath Yatra Heli-Services

Amarnath Shrine Board’s CEO, Umang Narula has revealed that plans for helicopter services for Amarnath Yatra 2017 are officially finalized. The service should be up and running by 29 June 2017, reports Greater Kashmir. Fare prices have dropped significantly in the different sectors. The Neelgrath-Panjtarni sector is now Rs. 1715 per person compared to last… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Apr-17

XTI receives key patent for TriFan 600

XTI receives key patent for TriFan 600

XTI Aircraft Company (XTI) announced today that it received a written Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, stating that the USPTO will issue a utility patent for the TriFan 600 vertical takeoff airplane. “This is another important milestone for the company,” said Robert LaBelle, XTI’s Chief Executive Officer.  “Issuance of this… Read more »

Source: XTI Aircraft, 04-Apr-17

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AgustaWestland AW119Kx goes on demo tour in Nepal

AgustaWestland AW119Kx goes on demo tour in Nepal

Two successful characters for a two-week demo tour in Nepal: the Leonardo AW119Kx helicopter and Simone Moro, the only alpinist in history to have reached four 8,000 meters peaks in winter. The goal of the demo tour is to demonstrate the operational capabilities of the AW119Kx at 24,000 feet, in order to carry out helicopter rescue missions at hitherto unimaginable… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 04-Apr-17

Russian Helicopters delivers Mi-17V-5 to Kenyan Police

Russian Helicopters delivers Mi-17V-5 to Kenyan Police

A ceremonial transfer of the helicopter has been performed in the capital of Kenya, Nairobi, in the presence of the Minister of the Interior of Kenya. In accordance with the contract, “Russian Helicopters” has also performed training of the Customer’s specialists in addition to the delivery of the helicopter.  The helicopter will serve the needs… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 04-Apr-17

Pawan Hans works with Mumbai University to launch Aeronautical Engineering degree

Pawan Hans works with Mumbai University to launch Aeronautical Engineering degree

Mumbai University has teamed up with Pawan Hans, a state-run helicopter services operator on March 23, 2017, to launch Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Aeronautical Engineering. The varsity is also taking steps to launch a course in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering from the coming academic session. Students enrolled for this programme will be trained by professionals… Read more »

Source: Pawan Hans, 04-Apr-17

Russian Helicopters show product range at LAAD 2017 in Brazil

Russian Helicopters show product range at LAAD 2017 in Brazil

JSC Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) will organize a Russian display at the LAAD 2017 Latin American Defence and Security Exhibition. The exhibition supported by the Brazilian Ministry of Defense will be held at the RIOCENTRO exhibition center (Rio de Janeiro) on April 4-7, 2017. Russia’s official delegation to the exhibition will be… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 04-Apr-17

Minister for Health approves EC135 for Air Ambulance Northern Ireland

Minister for Health approves EC135 for Air Ambulance Northern Ireland

Air Ambulance Northern Ireland (AANI) is delighted that the Minister for Health, Michelle O’Neill, has approved Northern Ireland’s first ever Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS). The primary helicopter will be based at Maze Long Kesh, following an announcement by First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness on November 17th, 2016, making land… Read more »

Source: Air Ambulance Northern Ireland, 04-Apr-17

Elbit reams with FAA to Research Helicopter Enhanced Flight Vision Systems

Elbit reams with FAA to Research Helicopter Enhanced Flight Vision Systems

Elbit Systems has teamed with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a research partner to study operational concepts for the use of Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS) in helicopters. The study will help lay the foundation for the future implementation of EFVS in rotorcraft. While EFVS rules currently exist for approaches to runways at… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 04-Apr-17

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First Australian EC135 goes live on military training contract

First Australian EC135 goes live on military training contract

Boeing’s Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) program is off to a flying start, with the first flight of its live training aircraft marking official transfer to the military aircraft register. This was achieved following successful completion of an Airworthiness Board Review, and receipt of approval for a special flight permit from the Australian Defence Force’s… Read more »

04-Apr-17

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Modifications Needed for AW189 Bubble Windows

Modifications Needed for AW189 Bubble Windows

The European Aviation Safety Agency has ordered that changed be made to the “bubble windows” of AW189 helicopters. This was issued after the windows fell off during flight on two separate occurrences. They were designed so that in the event of emergency, they could be easily ejected. The European Aviation Safety Agency has said that… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Apr-17

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Schiebel Camcopter® S-100 heading towards manned-unmanned teaming operations

Schiebel Camcopter® S-100 heading towards manned-unmanned teaming operations

  Schiebel and Patria have been working together to integrate Patria’s sophisticated Compact Airborne Networking Data Link (CANDL) communication network onto the CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS). The two European companies’ joint effort is the first step of an ongoing program of work examining how the CAMCOPTER® S-100 can be deployed to directly support… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 03-Apr-17

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HAI comments on Senator Inhofe’s Fairness for Pilots Act

HAI comments on Senator Inhofe’s Fairness for Pilots Act

Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced S.755 (the Fairness for Pilots Act) on March 29, 2017, calling for improved legal protections of pilots facing FAA investigation or enforcement. The bill would allow pilots “to appeal an FAA decision through a new, merit-based trial in Federal Court;” and require the FAA to increase investigation transparency, expedite the… Read more »

Source: HAI, 03-Apr-17

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AC313 Passes Rain Certification Tests

AC313 Passes Rain Certification Tests

China’s AC313, their first heavy lift helicopter for civilian use, has passed its airworthiness tests. Changhe Aircraft Industry Co. Ltd commented that the helicopter flew in heavy rain that exceeded 0.03 inches in six minutes. It flew an altitude of 200 to 500 meters at high speeds during the test flight. Xinhua News reported that… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-Mar-17

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DART Aerospace first to release R66 basket

DART Aerospace first to release R66 basket

DART Aerospace, a privately owned international aerospace company, has officially released the first utility basket STC on the market designed for the Robinson R66 Turbine helicopter. The DART Heli-Utility-Basket™ is built from corrosion-resistant stainless steel and features a simple, safety improving, self-locking handle that assures lid closure and secures cargo during flight. The installation of… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 31-Mar-17

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Dallas Jury Awards $8.8M to Family of Bell Helicopter Engineer

Dallas Jury Awards $8.8M to Family of Bell Helicopter Engineer

A Dallas County jury has awarded nearly $9 million to the survivors of a longtime Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) employee who died of complications from mesothelioma, a deadly cancer that forms in the lining of the lungs and is primarily caused by asbestos exposure. Billy Dickson, a mechanical engineer at the Texas aerospace… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 31-Mar-17

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Guidance Air to fly for UberChopper at NCAA Finals

Guidance Air to fly for UberChopper at NCAA Finals

Uber Technologies partners with Guidance Air during the NCAA Finals to offer rides over Phoenix and Glendale. The exclusive, limited-time offer allows NCAA Finals’ attendees to request an UberCHOPPER on their smart phone for $99 per person (normally $124 per person) from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31st through Monday, April 3rd…. Read more »

Source: Uber, 31-Mar-17

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Helisota and Cobham Helicopter Academy to partner on maintenance and training

Helisota and Cobham Helicopter Academy to partner on maintenance and training

Helisota, an international provider of integrated MRO and training services for rotorcraft aviation, has signed a cooperation agreement with a UK-based Cobham Helicopter Academy. The two companies will partner on developing and providing joint training programs for helicopter maintenance personnel and other specialists. Starting the cooperation, Helisota’s customers will receive access to a wider range… Read more »

Source: Helisota, 31-Mar-17

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Airbus Helicopters and PTDI expand long-standing industrial co-operation

Airbus Helicopters and PTDI expand long-standing industrial co-operation

Riding on a 40-year long established partnership, Airbus Helicopters and PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) bolstered their industrial co-operation to include support and services dedicated for the helicopter fleet of the Indonesian government. Witnessed by French Minister of State for Industry Christophe Sirugue this morning, the agreement was signed by Airbus Helicopters CEO Guillaume Faury and… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 31-Mar-17

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Leonardo and Polytechnic University’s InnovationHub have sparked projects and studies Leonardo’s business sectors

Leonardo and Polytechnic University’s InnovationHub have sparked projects and studies Leonardo’s business sectors

One year on from the start of InnovationHub, the joint project between the Polytechnic University of Milan and Leonardo, created with the aim of promoting cooperation in research, development and innovation, numerous projects relating to Leonardo’s business areas are underway, concerning most of the company’s divisions. For Leonardo, this partnership represents an important collaboration to promote and pave the way… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 31-Mar-17

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Pawan Hans Offers Air Connectivity Across India

Pawan Hans Offers Air Connectivity Across India

Pawan Hans Ltd., a Government of India Enterprise under the Ministry of Civil Aviation has been playing pivotal role in providing air connectivity across the country by way of regular passenger services, charter services including meeting the requirements of vital offshore support services. Pawan Hans is commencing Helicopter Ride and Helicopter Delhi Darshan from state-of-the-art… Read more »

Source: Pawan Hans, 31-Mar-17

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AW189 enters UK SAR operations today

AW189 enters UK SAR operations today

The HM Coastguard search and rescue (SAR) helicopter base in Lee-On-Solent will start flying the new Leonardo AW189 helicopter for SAR operations from 1 pm on Friday 31st March.   The new £20 million AW189 helicopters are painted in red and white HM Coastguard colours, and operated by Bristow Helicopters Limited on behalf of HM Coastguard…. Read more »

Source: HM Coastguard, 31-Mar-17

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George Washington University Hospital Hopes for Helipad

George Washington University Hospital Hopes for Helipad

George Washington University Hospital is hoping to add a helipad to the southwest side of the hospital. They recently renewed their Level 1 Trauma Centre verification. They are the only adult trauma centre in the area without a helipad. Medstar Washington Hospital Centre has a helipad but only deals with the critically injured cases and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Mar-17

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Helisafari and Balearic Helicopters announce strategic partnership

Helisafari and Balearic Helicopters announce strategic partnership

Helisafari has partnered with Balearic Helicopters to streamline their trip organisation process and further enrich the set of adventure trips available to helicopter pilots in Europe, with the US coming on-stream later. Until now, it has been nearly impossible for enthusiastic helicopter owner/pilots to find organised trips without joining a dozen operator mailing lists and… Read more »

Source: Helipaddy, 30-Mar-17

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Oklahoma Passes Bill for Aerial Gunning of Wild Hogs

Oklahoma Passes Bill for Aerial Gunning of Wild Hogs

The State House of Representatives of Oklahoma have joined with Texas and Louisiana and have passed a law that allows shooters to pay for a helicopter flight so that they can shoot feral hogs. Rep. Jeff Coody said they were calling it the flying pig bill. Before the bill was passed, only trained and licensed… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Mar-17

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CAACI Issues Warning after Kite Collision

CAACI Issues Warning after Kite Collision

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Island (CAACI) has issued a warning to the public about kite flying after an incident on March 17, where a kite’s line became entangled in the rotor blades of a police helicopter. The crew have commented that they saw a kite in the air by the cricket pitch… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Mar-17

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RMAF welcomes upgraded Nuri helicopter

RMAF welcomes upgraded Nuri helicopter

Ceremony Flights Nuri Sikorsky S61A-4 (Avionics Upgrade Program) executed by AIROD Sdn Bhd executive officer, Maj Gen Ir. Dato ‘Ibrahim bin Maritime Force (Retired) to the Chief of Air Force, Hon Gen Dato’ Sri Haji Affandi bin Remove the RMAF. Avionics upgrade program Nuri S61A-4 AIROD Sdn Bhd is cooperation and Heli-One Norway. Program upgrades… Read more »

Source: Royal Malaysian Air Force, 29-Mar-17

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GTA signs MoU to provide maintenance for HFA helicopters

GTA signs MoU to provide maintenance for HFA helicopters

Global Turbine Asia Sdn Bhd (GTA), a Malaysian born joint venture with Safran Group has signed a memorandum of understanding providing engine maintenance works for helicopters and aircrafts to Helang Flying Academy Sdn Bhd (HFA). The MoU signed will see GTA & HFA discussing on Support By the Hour program for the future Safran Helicopter… Read more »

Source: Helang Flying Academy, 29-Mar-17

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Russian Proposal for Service Centre in Sri Lanka

Russian Proposal for Service Centre in Sri Lanka

The Deputy Chief of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation has announced that they proposing a service centre in Sri Lanka for Russian-made helicopters. Sri Lanka has a large number of Russian-made helicopters, including 12 Mi-8/17 helicopters, 36 BMP-2 vehicles, 6 Mi-24Ps and roughly 50 BTR-80 carriers, reports Sri Lanka Guardian.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Mar-17

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5th EDA HTIC to ‘take off’ with home-grown teachers

5th EDA HTIC to ‘take off’ with home-grown teachers

The 5th in the series of Helicopter Tactics Instructors Courses (HTIC) to be ran by EDA on behalf of Member States will kick off on 15 May 2017 at Royal Air Force (RAF) Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire in the United Kingdom.  The HTIC has grown significantly over the four previous courses both in terms of scope and… Read more »

Source: EDA, 28-Mar-17

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Pawan Hans and Airbus Helicopters Collaborates for Maintenance Partnership

Pawan Hans and Airbus Helicopters Collaborates for Maintenance Partnership

Airbus Helicopters has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Pawan Hans Limited (PHL) appointing the Indian helicopter operator as Airbus Helicopters’ approved maintenance centre for the Dauphin and Ecureuil rotorcraft. The MoU has the provision to enlarge Pawan Hans’ scope of maintenance services in the future to include other Airbus helicopter types. “We are proud… Read more »

Source: Pawan Hans, 28-Mar-17

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Garmin® Unveils the Next Generation of All-in-One ADS-B Transponders

Garmin® Unveils the Next Generation of All-in-One ADS-B Transponders

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the GTX 345 and GTX 335 all-in-one ADS-B transponders that include Extended Squitter (ES) ADS-B Out with options for built-in WAAS, as well as dual-link ADS-B In. The GTX 345/335 integrate on a wide variety of current and legacy Garmin displays, including select… Read more »

Source: Garmin®, 28-Mar-17

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HeliRussia and Show Observer celebrate a decade of partnership

HeliRussia and Show Observer celebrate a decade of partnership

The anniversary, 10th edition of the international helicopter industry exhibition HeliRussia 2017, which will take place on May 25 to 27 at Crocus Expo center in Moscow, has once again chosen its traditional partner Show Observer as its official daily. The publication is produced by one of Russia’s oldest aviation business magazines, Air Transport Observer,… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 28-Mar-17

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Agreement Between Helang Flying Academy & Rotortrade Services

Agreement Between Helang Flying Academy & Rotortrade Services

Rotortrade Services and Helang Flying Academy Sdn Bhd are thrilled to announce the signing of a Sales & Purchase Agreement for the first of several EC120B during Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace exhibition “LIMA 2017” Malaysia. The helicopter shall be delivered within a month and will be shortly followed by the second helicopter considering their… Read more »

Source: Rotortrade, 28-Mar-17

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Pawan Hans, Dedicated First Integrated Heliport to the Nation

Pawan Hans, Dedicated First Integrated Heliport to the Nation

Pawan Hansn in assocation of Ministry of Civil Aviation dedicated First Integrated Heliport to the Nation in an inaugural event today at Rohini Heliport, Delhi. This Heliport would provide all helicopter operational facilities and will decongest busy Indira Gandhi International Airport, and also promote Regional Air connectivity through helicopters in the Northern part of the… Read more »

Source: Pawan Hans, 28-Mar-17

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Sky-Futures and Bristow Conduct Successful Interoperability Flight Test

Sky-Futures and Bristow Conduct Successful Interoperability Flight Test

Sky-Futures, a leader in drone-based technology, and Bristow Group successfully conducted their first interoperability test between a helicopter and an unmanned aircraft at Galliano, Louisiana, achieving a major milestone in the companies’ joint efforts to implement a complementary service to clients in the Americas Region. The collaborative effort, which was the result of comprehensive planning… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 28-Mar-17

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SAFE Structure delivers hangar equipment to New Mexico Army National Guard

SAFE Structure delivers hangar equipment to New Mexico Army National Guard

SAFE Structure Designs, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of ergonomic safety first aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment and specialty tooling, announced today the delivery of customized hangar equipment to the Army National Guard in New Mexico for their fleet of UH-72 Lakota / EC145. Utilizing… Read more »

Source: SAFE Structure Designs, 28-Mar-17

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Marine Corps Struggle with CH-53K Pricing

Marine Corps Struggle with CH-53K Pricing

The Marine Corps is working together with Sikorsky to bring down the price of their new CH-53K helicopter. The CH-53K is in production to replace the Corps’ CH-53E helicopters. Although currently, the price is sitting at $95 million per helicopter, it has the potential, due to cost growth, to accumulate to $122 million. The Marine… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Mar-17

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Lifshitz & Miller LLP Announces Investigation of Air Methods

Lifshitz & Miller LLP Announces Investigation of Air Methods

Lifshitz & Miller announces investigation into possible breaches of fiduciary duties by the board in connection with the proposed sale of AIRM to American Securities LLC for $43 in cash per share. For more information about our investigation, please complete the Information Request Form or contact Joshua Lifshitz, Esq. by telephone at (516)493-9780 or e-mail… Read more »

Source: Lifshitz & Miller Law Firm, 27-Mar-17

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Leonardo Expands In The Philippines

Leonardo Expands In The Philippines

Leonardo’s presence in the Philippines is expanding with the recent delivery of an AgustaWestland AW119Kx and a GrandNew to corporate clients, with the scheduled delivery of the first AW169 sold in the Philippines and another AW139 in the next few months. Both the AW169 and AW139 will be used for VIP/corporate transport. These deliveries add to the success already achieved by the AW109 Power, in operation with corporate customers in the country. Leonardo has… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 27-Mar-17

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The European Union and South Asia strengthen ties in civil aviation

The European Union and South Asia strengthen ties in civil aviation

The European Union (EU) and South Asian states celebrated the launch of a new project today to enhance their ties in civil aviation. This four-year project, managed by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), will enhance aviation safety, promote institutional and industrial links, and mitigate the environmental impact of aviation. The project will be implemented… Read more »

Source: EASA, 27-Mar-17

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Bristow Group To Present At The Scotia Howard Weil 45th Annual Energy Conference

Bristow Group To Present At The Scotia Howard Weil 45th Annual Energy Conference

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) announced today that it will be presenting at the Scotia Howard Weil  45th Annual Energy Conference to be held in New Orleans on March 26 – 29, 2017. Jonathan E. Baliff, President and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present on Wednesday, March 29, at 8:00 a.m. Central Time (9:00… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 27-Mar-17

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Able Signs Exclusive Service Agreement with Eagle Australasia

Able Signs Exclusive Service Agreement with Eagle Australasia

Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Inc. company, has been selected by Eagle Australasia to be its exclusive provider for component repair, overhaul and exchange services for helicopter installations in Australia and neighboring countries. It will also assist in the expansion of existing Bell Helicopters Certified Service Facility rating to continue providing solutions to the Australian… Read more »

Source: Eagle, 27-Mar-17

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LifeFlight Expands to York County

LifeFlight Expands to York County

LifeFlight of Maine is now also operating out of the Sanford Airport in order to cover the York County area. They will be operational 12 hours a day, but hope to increase that number to 24 hours, reports WABI.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Mar-17

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NSW Ambulance Paramedic Voices Concerns

NSW Ambulance Paramedic Voices Concerns

John Larter, a paramedic with NSW Ambulance, is currently under investigation after going to the media with complaints about the takeover of the company by Toll Group. He has explained his displeasure with the decision to let go two pilots who have collectively 30 years’ experience and states that new pilots won’t have the experience… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Mar-17

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RotorSchmiede VA115 becomes first ultralight helicopter approved in Germany

RotorSchmiede VA115 becomes first ultralight helicopter approved in Germany

RotorSchmiede, a company division of China’s DEA General Aviation, is pleased to announce that it has been issued with a “Permit to Fly” from LBA, Germany’s Federal Aviation Office,   for a prototype of its new VA115 Co-axial helicopter.  It becomes the first in a new category of ultra-light helicopters to receive this approval under Germany’s… Read more »

Source: RotorSchmiede, 24-Mar-17

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Belarusian army to get second batch of Russian Helicopters in April

Belarusian army to get second batch of Russian Helicopters in April

The holding company Russian Helicopters will finish delivering the second batch of Mi-8MTV-5 helicopters ahead of schedule. The final lot was initially supposed to be delivered in May 2017, however, the Kazan helicopter factory is ready to send the helicopters on their way in April. Andrei Boginsky, Director General of the Russian holding company, was… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 24-Mar-17

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SKYe SH09 order-book hits 101 units

SKYe SH09 order-book hits 101 units

Following our participation at the 2017 HeliExpo, MSH reports back on having reached a new commercial milestone with the 101st engagement signed in Dallas for the SKYe SH09 helicopter. With this 7th participation at the US event, the MSH team has been able to witness the continued interest and strong motivation of the market to… Read more »

Source: Marenco Swiss Helicopter, 24-Mar-17

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Sundance Helicopters To Offer Superhero Special

Sundance Helicopters To Offer Superhero Special

Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the most experienced and top rated experiential tour company in Las Vegas, will offer two for $99 on their popular City Lights Las Vegas Strip helicopter tours to all active and retired United States military, police officers, fire & rescue and teachers; the heroes of communities. Now through April 30, 2017, the… Read more »

Source: Sundance Helicopters, 24-Mar-17

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Southern North Sea support heliport being marketed for sale

Southern North Sea support heliport being marketed for sale

The North Denes Airfield at Caister Road, Great Yarmouth, NR30 5TF has been put up for sale.  The site was used as a base for helicopters serving oil and gas platforms in the Southern North Sea for many years but has not been operational for the last two years, owing to a decline in business… Read more »

Source: Roche Surveyors, 24-Mar-17

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HeliOffshore launches training videos to enhance use of automation

HeliOffshore launches training videos to enhance use of automation

HeliOffshore has launched a set of automation training videos for use by its operator members, worldwide. The set of six videos demonstrate the offshore helicopter industry’s recommended practice for the use of automation. Gretchen Haskins, HeliOffshore chief executive officer, says advanced cockpit automation has enabled the offshore helicopter industry to operate in some of the… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 24-Mar-17

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US Marines demonstrate longer range UH-1Ys and AH-1Zs with auxiliary fuel tanks

US Marines demonstrate longer range UH-1Ys and AH-1Zs with auxiliary fuel tanks

Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 267 used new auxiliary fuel tanks to fly the AH-1Z Viper and UH-1Y Venom helicopters farther than ever, during flights based from Okinawa, March 10-14. The helicopters demonstrated a 25% range increase, according to Capt. Christopher Millar, a UH-1Y Venom pilot with HMLA-267, a squadron deployed to Okinawa from Camp… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 23-Mar-17

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Erickson reorganisation plan passed by Bankruptcy Court

Erickson reorganisation plan passed by Bankruptcy Court

Erickson Incorporated (OTCMKTS:EACIQ) today completed another important step toward its emergence from bankruptcy when its Chapter 11 plan of reorganization was confirmed by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas. This confirmation, which comes less than five months after Erickson and its subsidiaries filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 23-Mar-17

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China’s expanding DEA General Aviation debuts at LIMA 17

China’s expanding DEA General Aviation debuts at LIMA 17

DEA General Aviation China makes its debut in Asia Pacific at LIMA’17 this week with a newly ratified collaborative agreement with Malaysia’s Alaf Strategi to develop Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for the commercial market. To underline the collaboration the two companies are sharing a booth at the Langkawi Show (21st to 25th March).  Stand No HA173…. Read more »

Source: DEA General Aviation, 23-Mar-17

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Helisota shares Business Process Optimization Secrets

Helisota shares Business Process Optimization Secrets

Growing number of organizations seems to put increasingly more attention on business process optimization (BPO) these days. Despite that, recent research shows almost half (48%) of these companies have no clue what BPO is and how to employ it. Among those are also helicopter operators, who lose millions if the supply chain or maintenance processes… Read more »

Source: Helisota, 23-Mar-17

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Pawan Hans and State of Arunachal Pradesh to Pay Compensation

Pawan Hans and State of Arunachal Pradesh to Pay Compensation

Pawan Hans and the State of Arunachal Pradesh are to jointly pay compensation to Dr Rama Shankar. Dr Shankar has filed a complaint of deficiency in service and mental harassment. He says that he was asked to de-board the helicopter going to Naharlagun just before take-off, after showing his ticket and boarding the aircraft. He… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Mar-17

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AOC for Genesis Global Aviation

AOC for Genesis Global Aviation

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority awarded Genesis Global Aviation an Air Operation Certificate (AOC) so that it is able to operate commercially. Their application was submitted in 2015 and Capt. Emmanuel Ihenacho, Chairman of Genesis Global Aviation, has commented how it has been a long journey to get to this point, reports Daily Trust.

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Mar-17

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Bristow Forms New SAR Consortium for the Gulf of Mexico

Bristow Forms New SAR Consortium for the Gulf of Mexico

Bristow U.S. LLC today announced that it has been awarded a contract with Shell Offshore, Inc., a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell (Shell), for medevac and search and rescue (SAR) services in the Gulf of Mexico. “We are drawing on our years of experience of safely and efficiently operating SAR around the world to deliver… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 22-Mar-17

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Malaysian Navy and Airbus celebrate excellence in fleet availability

Malaysian Navy and Airbus celebrate excellence in fleet availability

Airbus Helicopters and the Royal Malaysian Navy held a ceremony at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA), to celebrate the excellent fleet availability record of the AS555 SN Fennec fleet. Attended by Panglima Pemerintahan Armada from the Royal Malaysian Navy, Laksamana Madya Dato’ Seri Panglima Mohamad Roslan bin Mohamad Ramli, Panglima Udara TLDM,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-Mar-17

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Indonesia remains a key contributor to Airbus Helicopters’ global supply chain

Indonesia remains a key contributor to Airbus Helicopters’ global supply chain

The milestone delivery of the 50th H225 rear fuselage from PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) to Airbus Helicopters at this morning’s ceremony, has once again affirmed Airbus Helicopters’ dedication in the development of a robust and sustainable aerospace industrial ecosystem in Indonesia. It also demonstrated the important role PTDI plays in Airbus Helicopters’ global supply chain…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-Mar-17

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EHang Partners with Dubai RTA to Boost Smart Transport

EHang Partners with Dubai RTA to Boost Smart Transport

The world’s leading drone company EHang and the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced a partnership at the fifth World Government Summit to jointly promote and introduce the EHang 184 autonomous aerial vehicle into Dubai, the city with the aim to build the world’s most intelligent transportation system. At the summit, Mattar Al Tayer,… Read more »

Source: Ehang, 22-Mar-17

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Leonardo attends Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace in Malaysia

Leonardo attends Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace in Malaysia

Leonardo attends the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) 2017 in Malaysia as a stronger regional player in aerospace, defense and security solutions. Guests at Leonardo’s chalet and static area (no. PC02) and its stand (HD78) will be able to find out about Leonardo’s aircraft, helicopters and naval and airborne systems. The company’s ATR 72MP,… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 22-Mar-17

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Norway Sends out Audit on Repsol after North Sea Incident

Norway Sends out Audit on Repsol after North Sea Incident

Repsol has been called to respond to safety issues brought up by an audit from the Petroleum Safety Authority of Norway. They carried out the audit to investigate the emergency preparedness requirements, the maintenance of safety equipment and evacuation routes and drills, as it is in connection with their Gyda helicopter deck in the North… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Mar-17

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Helicopter Maintenance Centre between Russia and Serbia

Helicopter Maintenance Centre between Russia and Serbia

Russia’s Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, Gleb Nikitin, met with Serbia’s Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic and Goran Knezevic, Economy Minister to discuss a prospective maintenance centre for helicopters between the two countries. They have discussed that such a centre would be in Serbia and would accommodate Russian and Soviet-made helicopters. They also discussed the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Mar-17

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Fatal Indiana Crash Under Investigation

Fatal Indiana Crash Under Investigation

Indiana State Police, together with the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board, are currently investigating the crash that killed 53-year old pilot, Howard Y. Esterbrook. The crash occurred 65 miles northwest of Indianapolis while Mr. Esterbrook was helping install power lines for Mesa, reports News Now Warsaw.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Mar-17

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Russian Helicopters introduce after-sales service concept for Russian rotorcraft in India

Russian Helicopters introduce after-sales service concept for Russian rotorcraft in India

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, and its CEO Andrey Boginsky took part in the Indo-Russian military industrial conference in New Delhi, March 17-18.  At the conference, Mr. Boginsky described key directions and prospects for development of the after-sales service system specifically for Indian operators of Russian helicopters. India is one of the major… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 21-Mar-17

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Boston MedFlight Completes FAA Part 135 Certificate Licensure

Boston MedFlight Completes FAA Part 135 Certificate Licensure

Boston MedFlight, a nonprofit organization founded thirty-two years ago that provides critical care medical transport by air and ground, is pleased to announce that it has completed the process to secure its own Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-issued Part 135 Operating Certificate.  On Friday, March 3, 2017, Boston MedFlight completed its first patient transport under the… Read more »

Source: Boston MedFlight, 21-Mar-17

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New Helicopter Aircrew Training System at HMAS Albatross

New Helicopter Aircrew Training System at HMAS Albatross

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis MP, today inspected progress in the development of a $157 million Helicopter Aircrew Training System at 816 Squadron at HMAS Albatross. Minister Payne said the project will provide state of the art training facilities for Navy and Army aviators. “The new… Read more »

Source: Defence Minister Australia, 21-Mar-17

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Southeast Aerospace receives the FAA’s Gold Award of Excellence

Southeast Aerospace receives the FAA’s Gold Award of Excellence

Southeast Aerospace is pleased to announce that we have received the FAA’s Gold Award of Excellence. The Aviation Maintenance Technicians (AMT) awards program was developed by the FAA to encourage technicians and employers to receive or promote initial and recurring maintenance training. The FAA recognizes these technicians and employers by issuing awards for receiving, promoting… Read more »

Source: Southeast Aerospace, 21-Mar-17

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Vector Aerospace employee named UK’s Technician of the Year

Vector Aerospace employee named UK’s Technician of the Year

Vector Aerospace Corporation (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, congratulates its talented engineer Katie Gray on winning a prestigious UK Technician of the Year award. Katie, a Technical Supervisor at Vector Aerospace Component Services in Almondbank, Perth, beat off strong competition to be named the Technician of the… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 21-Mar-17

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Air Methods and FlightSafety announce new training facility in Colorado

Air Methods and FlightSafety announce new training facility in Colorado

Air Methods (NASDAQ: AIRM), the global leader in emergency air medical services, and FlightSafety International, the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays, today announced the new FlightSafety Learning Center in Denver. In addition, Air Methods and FlightSafety recently welcomed the second of four FlightSafety-built Level-D qualified… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 21-Mar-17

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Canada Introduces Recreational Drone Rules

Canada Introduces Recreational Drone Rules

Canadians expect to feel safe on the ground and in the sky. The number of incidents involving recreational drones has more than tripled since 2014, prompting the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport to introduce a measure to prevent the reckless use of drones that is putting the safety of Canadians at risk. Today at… Read more »

Source: Transport Canada, 21-Mar-17

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Seacoast Helicopters Gets Green Light on Hangar Lease

Seacoast Helicopters Gets Green Light on Hangar Lease

Seacoast Helicopters was given the go ahead on Thursday by the Pease Development Authority’s Board of Directors for a lease to build a new hangar. The new facility will consist of 9,600 square-feet and will be located just off 53 Exeter Street. As reported by NH1, the project will come to a cost of $1.7… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Mar-17

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Valley Med Flight Invites Public to New Hangar

Valley Med Flight Invites Public to New Hangar

November 2016 saw the opening of the new Valley Med Flight hangar at OSF St. Francis Hospital and Medical Group campus. Recently, the hangar was available to the pubic in an open house setting. The new hangar was built in two and a half months and is complete with office space, space for their AStar… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Mar-17

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Osprey Distribution to Japan Delayed

Osprey Distribution to Japan Delayed

Recently, the US Department of Defence revealed that their plans to station a special squadron of US Air Force’s CV-22 Ospreys in Japan have been delayed. The arrival of the CV-22s was expected at the end of 2017, but the DoD is now expected to be in the Fiscal Year 2020, reports Air Forces Monthly…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Mar-17

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Boeing, U.S. Army Sign $3.4B Contract for 268 AH-64E Apache Helicopters

Boeing, U.S. Army Sign $3.4B Contract for 268 AH-64E Apache Helicopters

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. government recently signed a five-year, $3.4 billion contract through which the Army, and a customer outside the U.S., will acquire the latest Apache attack helicopter at a significant savings to taxpayers. This is the first multi-year agreement for the Apache “E” variant. The Army will receive 244 remanufactured Apaches… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 20-Mar-17

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