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Airbus awarded contract to retrofit 26 Bundeswehr CH-53 helicopters

Airbus awarded contract to retrofit 26 Bundeswehr CH-53 helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has received an order from the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) to retrofit 26 CH-53 heavy transport helicopters. This contract will cover obsolescence management for components that are no longer available on the market and will begin by replacing them with up-to-date parts. This retrofit will guarantee the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Feb-17

Ukrainian LCH KT122 – UOP Premiere at Idex 2017

Ukrainian LCH KT122 – UOP Premiere at Idex 2017

In the framework of international exhibition IDEX- 2017 – held in the United Arab Emirates – UKROBORONPROM (UOP) SE STIF “Ukrinmash” introduced the light combat helicopter KT112UD or KT112 “Combat”. KT112 “Combat” was developed by DB “Vertical”, it is equipped with Rotax-914 engine, allowing  to gain speed up to 200 km / h. This combat helicopter can… Read more »

Source: Ukrianian Defense Industry, 28-Feb-17

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Dutch shipbuilder Damen launches superyacht support vessel with helipad and hangar

Dutch shipbuilder Damen launches superyacht support vessel with helipad and hangar

Dutch shipbuilder DAMEN has launched GAME CHANGER, its latest 70-metre DAMEN Yacht Support vessel (227 ft) with helicopter hangar. Available in time for the 2017 summer season, GAME CHANGER is a fantastic showcase of the Yacht Support solution for owners who want to have more fun off the beaten track, but with a significantly lower… Read more »

Source: Damen, 28-Feb-17

Traverse City Coast Guard to Receive Fleet Upgrade

Traverse City Coast Guard to Receive Fleet Upgrade

The Coast Guard Air Station in Traverse City will soon receive three new MH-60T Jayhawk helicopters for their air rescues and emergency services on Lake Superior. They currently have four MH-65 Dolphin helicopters that have been in service since 1990, which will be sent to other air stations in the country. The Jayhawk has anti-icing… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Feb-17

Satellite Tracking for UTair Helicopter Services

Satellite Tracking for UTair Helicopter Services

UTair Helicopter Services, the largest helicopter operator in Russia has recently installed satellite tracking over their fleet. The new instalment was required by the United Nations, UTair’s biggest client since 1991. The trackers, made by British Rock Seven, are called RockSTAR trackers and can monitor the whereabouts of the entire fleet. This is done by… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Feb-17

Los Angeles Police Dept order four airbus H125

Los Angeles Police Dept order four airbus H125

The Los Angeles Police Department will strengthen its Air Support Division this year with the addition of four new Airbus H125 AStars as part of a long-term plan to upgrade its entire patrol helicopter fleet. LAPD Capt. Sean Parker said the H125 proved to be the most suitable replacement for the division’s fleet of AS350… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 27-Feb-17

New Helicopter Tours Announced in Costa Rica

New Helicopter Tours Announced in Costa Rica

Nature Air was established in 1986 when the small regional airline was purchased by Alex Khajavi and this year celebrated thirty years of service. Now Nature Air Vacations, a division of Nature Air announce new heli tours of Costa Rica. Several options are available, all departing from Tobias Bolaños Airport in San Jose offering a… Read more »

Source: Nature Air Vacations, 27-Feb-17

KABC-TV Unveils State-of-the-art AIR7HD

KABC-TV Unveils State-of-the-art AIR7HD

KABC-TV, the most watched television station in Southern California, is live with Air7 HD with XTREME Vision and SkyMap7 powered by the SHOTOVER F1 LIVE, a major breakthrough in aerial news coverage that delivers unprecedented clarity and detail from the Air 7 HD news helicopter. “By utilizing the SHOTOVER F1 LIVE as the centerpiece of… Read more »

Source: Shotover, 27-Feb-17

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Bell delivers first fully customized aircraft from Prague Facility

Bell delivers first fully customized aircraft from Prague Facility

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the completion of the first fully customized aircraft from its new European state-of-the-art Customization and Delivery Center located in Prague. The customer, Air Transport Europe of Slovakia, recently accepted three newly customized Bell 429 EMS configured aircraft at Bell Helicopter’s delivery center in Prague. The Bell… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 27-Feb-17

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Huangling Turns into a Golden Field of Seasonal Wonder as Spring Arrives

Huangling Turns into a Golden Field of Seasonal Wonder as Spring Arrives

Visitors to the exquisite Chinese countryside village of Huangling in Wuyuan County, Jiangxi Province are in for an extra-special treat this year as its famous rapeseed flower has bloomed 20 days early. Spring weather has arrived earlier than expected in the Year of Rooster, so the rapeseed flowers that usually blossom in late March are… Read more »

Source: Wuyuan Rural Culture Development, 27-Feb-17

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U.S. based Air Evac Lifeteam deploys Ramco Aviation Suite V5.7

U.S. based Air Evac Lifeteam deploys Ramco Aviation Suite V5.7

The United States’  largest independently owned and operated, membership-supported air medical service, Air Evac EMS, Inc., announced the successful implementation of Ramco Systems’ aviation software, Ramco Aviation V5.7, for its maintenance and engineering operations across 135 air bases. Air Evac is a subsidiary of Air Medical Group Holdings, the world’s largest independent provider of air… Read more »

Source: Ramco, 27-Feb-17

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Columbia Helicopters Selects SKYTRAC Flight Data Monitoring

Columbia Helicopters Selects SKYTRAC Flight Data Monitoring

Columbia Helicopters, a leader in heavy-lift helicopter operations for commercial and government services, has selected SKYTRAC Flight Data Monitoring to improve real time awareness on their Chinook 234 missions. The SKYTRAC solution features real-time analysis of engine exceedances and operational deviations. The system also uses SKYTRAC’s Satellite Data Download feature to offload full flight logs… Read more »

Source: SKYTRAC, 27-Feb-17

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Bell Helicopter and TRU Meet Milestones Marking BTA-Valencia Completion

Bell Helicopter and TRU Meet Milestones Marking BTA-Valencia Completion

Bell Helicopter and TRU Simulation + Training Inc., both Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) companies, announced today that the Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA) in Valencia, Spain, along with its Bell 429 full flight simulator (FFS), have been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). These certification milestones mark the official completion of the training facility. BTA-Valencia was… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 27-Feb-17

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Safe Flight and Vector Aerospace to Showcase New Partnership at Heli-Expo

Safe Flight and Vector Aerospace to Showcase New Partnership at Heli-Expo

Safe Flight Instrument Corporation and Vector Aerospace have entered into an agreement to jointly pursue safety and performance products for the helicopter market. Under the arrangement, Vector will provide experience and knowledge in structures, aircraft maintenance and the development of Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) to expand the reach of Safe Flight’s rotorcraft systems. The two… Read more »

Source: Safe Flight, 27-Feb-17

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DART Aerospace starts the new year with its presence at the HAI Heli-Expo 2017

DART Aerospace starts the new year with its presence at the HAI Heli-Expo 2017

DART is proud to announce their presence yet again at the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition, the HAI Heli-Expo Show 2017 that will be held in Dallas, Texas from March 7th to 9th. DART’S 2017 BOOTH This year, DART will be featuring an impressive fully-mounted booth, where its team of experts will have… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 27-Feb-17

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Wysong deliveres two B407GX’s to PHI Air Medica

Wysong deliveres two B407GX’s to PHI Air Medica

Wysong Enterprises, Inc. has delivered two Bell Helicopter 407GX’s to PHI Air Medical. These are the first two 407GX EMS aircraft in PHI’s extensive fleet across the United States. PHI is one of the world’s largest helicopter operators with approximately 260 aircraft in their fleet. “We have worked on numerous aircraft for PHI Air Medical… Read more »

Source: Wysong Enterprises, 24-Feb-17

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Possible Stabilization for Oil and Gas Sector

Possible Stabilization for Oil and Gas Sector

The oil and gas sector has been under strain the last two years, causing the values of many large and medium helicopters to decrease. Although, things might take a turn for the better, reports Flight Global, and within the next year. Sector analyst, Ben Chapman has said it might take up to 18 months for… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Feb-17

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Entrepreneur David MacNeil takes delivery of new, customized Airbus H145 helicopter

Entrepreneur David MacNeil takes delivery of new, customized Airbus H145 helicopter

Leading American entrepreneur David MacNeil, owner of MacNeil Automotive Products Ltd. in Bolingbrook, Ill., has taken delivery of a new customized Airbus H145 helicopter for use with his highly successful company that manufactures the acclaimed WeatherTech automotive products. MacNeil flew away from Airbus Helicopters Inc.’s Grand Prairie headquarters after a final inspection and acceptance flight… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 23-Feb-17

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Worldwide Helicopter Safety Teams Will Release Accident Data at Heli-Expo 2017

Worldwide Helicopter Safety Teams Will Release Accident Data at Heli-Expo 2017

The International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org) will gather its worldwide partners in a safety briefing and discussion in Dallas at Heli-Expo 2017.  International teams representing 50 countries will present and summarize 2016 accident data, discuss industry strengths and weaknesses, and highlight actions being taken to improve safety and reduce accidents.  WHAT: Media briefing to release 2016… Read more »

Source: IHST, 23-Feb-17

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LifeFlight Requests New Toowoomba Base

LifeFlight Requests New Toowoomba Base

The Toowoomba Regional Council has unanimously agreed on the proposal to build a new LifeFlight base or expand the existing one at the Toowoomba Aerodrome. The proposal was last minute, reports The Chronicle. They have applied for funding through the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Feb-17

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Rostec and RDIF attract leading international funds to invest in Russian Helicopters

Rostec and RDIF attract leading international funds to invest in Russian Helicopters

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has formed a consortium comprising leading Middle Eastern funds and finalized a deal to acquire a minority stake in Russian Helicopters (part of the Rostec State Corporation). Russian Helicopters valuation was estimated at $2.35 billion. The transaction consists of two stages. The first stage involves the sale of a… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 22-Feb-17

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Pakistan expands its AW139 fleet with new orders

Pakistan expands its AW139 fleet with new orders

Leonardo announced today that the Pakistan Ministry of Defence has placed orders for an undisclosed number of additional AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform utility and transport operations across the nation. Deliveries are expected to start in mid-2017. This latest purchase further expands the presence and success of… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 22-Feb-17

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NHV awarded with offshore contract by Seaway Heavy Lifting

NHV awarded with offshore contract by Seaway Heavy Lifting

The NHV Group today announced a new contract with Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) to provide helicopter services in support of their upcoming wind farm construction project at the Beatrice Offshore Wind farm. The 588MW, 84 turbine wind farm, will be situated in the Outer Moray Firth and is expected to power approximately 450,000 homes. The… Read more »

Source: NHV, 22-Feb-17

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Lockheed Martin Awarded $150 Million to Continue Production of Target Sight System

Lockheed Martin Awarded $150 Million to Continue Production of Target Sight System

The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane Division, has awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] $150 million in follow-on production contracts to provide the U.S. Marine Corps with the Target Sight System (TSS) for the AH-1Z “Viper” attack helicopter. Under the contracts, Lockheed Martin will produce TSS Lot 13 and Lot 14. The award also contains options… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 22-Feb-17

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MICC contract delivering Croatian pilot, maintainer training

MICC contract delivering Croatian pilot, maintainer training

Despite the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior being retired from the Army aviation inventory, contract support for the light attack and reconnaissance helicopter continues by members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Ron Newlan leads the contracting team in support of the U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization at MICC-Fort… Read more »

Source: US Army, 22-Feb-17

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Sweden rejects Chinese export request for CybAero UAV for fisheries work

Sweden rejects Chinese export request for CybAero UAV for fisheries work

First North listed CybAero AB, which develops and manufactures remote-controlled helicopter systems, October 21, 2016 applied to the ISP, Swedish Inspectorate of Strategic Products, for export authorization of demonstration flight UAS in China. The application concerns one helicopter system and the demonstration is addressed to the Administration of Fishery and Fishing Supervision. The deal’s representative… Read more »

Source: CybAero, 22-Feb-17

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British Wildcats Struggle with Data Transfer

British Wildcats Struggle with Data Transfer

The British Military have been using their new Leonardo Wildcat helicopters for two years, even though they still do not have a tactical data link (TDL) capability installed. This means the crew have had to use voice communication, via radios or other media such as USB sticks to transfer the needed information. Due to budget… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Feb-17

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UAE Expansion Plans For Bell

UAE Expansion Plans For Bell

As part of their plan for military expansion, Bell hopes to sign a contract with the UAE military. They have already done business in this sector; supplying Abu Dhabi Aviation with Bell 412 and Bell 212 units. Director for the Middle East and North Africa Business Development, Douglas Wolfe, has said that the low oil… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Feb-17

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UK distributor launches Guimbal Centre of Excellence

UK distributor launches Guimbal Centre of Excellence

The UK distributor for the French-built composite two-seat Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter is expanding into new facilities. HeliGroup is establishing a Centre of Excellence at Oxford Airport, to include a new sales office and training centre. The company is launching a new sales office within the Airbus Helicopters UK complex, as well as a dedicated… Read more »

Source: HeliGroup, 21-Feb-17

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance receives £250,000 donation for new airbase

Wiltshire Air Ambulance receives £250,000 donation for new airbase

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance’s major fundraising appeal for its new airbase is to receive a significant donation of £250,000. The funding is for the helipad and associated costs at the charity’s new airbase at Outmarsh Farm, Semington, near Melksham, and has been given by the HELP (Helicopter Emergency Landing Pads) Appeal. The HELP Appeal is the… Read more »

Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance, 21-Feb-17

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Russian Helicopters to participate in IDEX 2017

Russian Helicopters to participate in IDEX 2017

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, will take part in IDEX-2017 international exhibition, which will take place February 19-23 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Russian Helicopters will not only showcase most promising models, but will also conduct negotiations with current operators and potential buyers of helicopters from North African, Near and Middle Eastern… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 21-Feb-17

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Guardian Mobility Inc. appoints new Business Development Manager

Guardian Mobility Inc. appoints new Business Development Manager

In December of 2016, Stephane Momy – Chief Operating Officer of Guardian Mobility, took great pleasure in announcing that Ken Stewart has re-joined the firm in the role of Business Development Manager. In this new role Ken will be responsible for developing new markets as well as support and growth with existing customer base. He… Read more »

Source: Guardian Mobility, 21-Feb-17

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Discovery Air Defence and Inzpire Join Forces to Deliver Air Support to the British Armed Forces

Discovery Air Defence and Inzpire Join Forces to Deliver Air Support to the British Armed Forces

Discovery Air Defence Services Inc. (“DA Defence”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Air Inc., and Inzpire Ltd. have joined forces to bid for the UK Ministry of Defence’s Air Support to Defence Operational Training (“ASDOT”) programme. The two companies will combine their unique capabilities in the live air training environment to deliver the most… Read more »

Source: Discovery Air Defence, 21-Feb-17

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Registration for 2017 FAA UAS Symposium Goes Live

Registration for 2017 FAA UAS Symposium Goes Live

The FAA and AUVSI are co-sponsoring this year’s event, which will bring together representatives from government, industry and academia to discuss topics of high interest to the fast-growing unmanned aircraft (UAS) community. It will focus on industry partnerships as well as how to overcome technical challenges to safe UAS operations. Last year’s first UAS Symposium… Read more »

Source: FAA, 21-Feb-17

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Hungarian Police introduce MD902 fleet bought pre-owned from Germany

Hungarian Police introduce MD902 fleet bought pre-owned from Germany

In late January, MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) and the Hungarian National Police celebrated the addition of five (5) MD902 Explorer helicopters to their fleet at Liszt Ferenc Airport in Budapest. The five MD 902s join a historically robust air support unit that also includes three (3) MD 500E helicopters. The MD902s have been acquired to replace… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 21-Feb-17

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Japan Ground Self-Defence Force. Stendhal H225 support contract

Japan Ground Self-Defence Force. Stendhal H225 support contract

Airbus Helicopters in Japan has secured a contract extension with Japan’s Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency (ATLA), to provide performance-based logistics (PBL) for its H225 (previously known as EC-225 LP) fleet over the next five years, benefitting from Airbus’ new customer fleet availability service offer ‘HCare Infinite’. “We are delighted with the contract renewal by… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 21-Feb-17

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Rockwell Collins announces new leadership for its expanding Middle East region

Rockwell Collins announces new leadership for its expanding Middle East region

Rockwell Collins today announced it is increasing its local presence in the Middle East region and appointing new leadership. Although the company has a 20-year presence in the Middle East, it is expanding operations as part of its commitment to help strengthen the industrial capabilities of the regional defense and aerospace industry in this strategic… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 21-Feb-17

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Ohio National Guard Blackhawk Upgrade

Ohio National Guard Blackhawk Upgrade

The Ohio National Guard revealed their newest aircraft, the UH-60M Blackhawk. The Guard has used the UH-60 Blackhawk for the past 30 years and welcome the newest model. Major Dave McDarmont has reported on the new “robust airframe” of the craft and how it has a longer service lifespan and is more durable. Complete with… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Feb-17

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Helipad Plans for Ramada Hotel

Helipad Plans for Ramada Hotel

The Ramada Hotel in Kingman has announced that they are currently procuring the relevant approvals to build a helipad. Sultan Abbas, the General Manager of the hotel has stated that they have submitted their application to the City Council and now wait for a Conditional Use Permit. If all goes to plan, reports Digital Journal,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Feb-17

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New Life Star Hangar in Meriden

New Life Star Hangar in Meriden

This week saw the opening of Life Star’s new hangar at MidState Medical Centre in Meriden. The new hangar allows patients to be transported directly to Hartford Hospital. The new hangar has offices, quarters for the crew, a heated helipad, a maintenance lift, a fuel tank that can hold up to 12, 000 gallons and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Feb-17

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Lao Skyway takes delivery of first Airbus H125

Lao Skyway takes delivery of first Airbus H125

Lao Skyway received its first Airbus H125 helicopter, becoming the first of its kind to fly in the Laotian skies. Lao Skyway acquired two Airbus H125 helicopters in August 2016, for civil and parapublic missions, including domestic charter flights and search-and-locate missions. The second H125 is expected to be delivered in May 2017. “We are… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Feb-17

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Helicopter Express updates Bell 407 to Eagle 407HP standard

Helicopter Express is the latest operator to convert its Bell 407 helicopter to an Eagle 407HP by replacing the standard engine with Honeywell’s next-generation HTS900 propulsion engine. The company took delivery of its Eagle 407HP in early November and plans to use the helicopter for firefighting missions throughout the U.S. “Upgrading our Bell 407 to… Read more »

20-Feb-17

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Skye Avionics Releases New Product SAL-7000

Skye Avionics Releases New Product SAL-7000

The SAL-7000 provides a solution to interfacing handheld portable radios into an aircraft audio system which is critical for any operator utilizing portable radios and especially for tactical and inter-agency operations. This is accomplished by providing a standardized quick disconnect connection to over 20 different popular handheld radios. Engineered harnesses for Motorola APX, XTS, XPR,… Read more »

Source: Sky Avionics, 20-Feb-17

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Latitude Technologies Exhibiting at HAI Heli-Expo 2017

Latitude Technologies Exhibiting at HAI Heli-Expo 2017

Latitude Technologies, the premier global supplier of flight data management, flight following, and Satcom solutions for helicopter operators, will be showcasing Latitude’s complete product family at the HAI HELI-EXPO 2017 Convention in Dallas, Texas, March 7-9, at Booth #6511. Led by President Mark Insley, the Latitude sales team will be at the Latitude booth meeting… Read more »

Source: Latitude Technologies, 20-Feb-17

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Newest AMCON Acquisition in Lagos

Newest AMCON Acquisition in Lagos

Odengene Air-Shuttle Services (OAS) was taken over on Valentine’s Day by The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON). OAS was receiving funds from the federal government, but has not commented on whether they were in debt, reports Leadership.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Feb-17

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Indonesian AW101 Investigation

Indonesian AW101 Investigation

Tension between the Indonesian Defence Minister, Service Chiefs and Armed Forces Commander has risen due to the current AW101 situation. In November 2015, the Indonesian Air Force requested a contract for three AW101 VVIP helicopters. This request was denied by President Joko Widodo, as the cost for one alone would amount to $55 million. The… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Feb-17

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Happy 50th birthday to the Bo105

Happy 50th birthday to the Bo105

This month marks 50 years since the BO105 embarked on its maiden flight, on 16 February 1967, in Ottobrunn near Munich. Conceived as a two-tonne-class light multi-purpose helicopter, cutting-edge technologies and materials led to the BO105 being the first helicopter to feature a rigid, hingeless rotor head made of titanium and glass-fibre-reinforced rotor blades. “The… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 17-Feb-17

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Saab and HAL sign technology transfer agreement

Saab and HAL sign technology transfer agreement

Announced at Aero India 2017, the contract – valued at ZAR112 million (USD8.5 million) – will see the transfer of technology for in-country maintenance of Saab’s Integrated Defensive Aids Suite (IDAS) system in India. IDAS has been selected as the electronic warfare (EW) self-protection system for Indian Air Force and Indian Army Aviation Corps variants… Read more »

Source: Saab, 17-Feb-17

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Hughes Demonstrates SATCOM Capability for Rotary Aircraft HD Video Transmissions

Hughes Demonstrates SATCOM Capability for Rotary Aircraft HD Video Transmissions

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, has announced that its Defense and Intelligence Systems Division (DISD) recently demonstrated a 360 degree Beyond-Line-of-Sight (BLoS) SATCOM capability transmitting HD video through rotating blades on a NorthStar Aviation 407 Multi-Role Attack Helicopter. This new advancement in SATCOM technology integrates the… Read more »

Source: Hughes Network Systems, 17-Feb-17

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Waypoint Leasing Delivers H145 to Andes Air in Support of Mining Operations in Peru

Waypoint Leasing Delivers H145 to Andes Air in Support of Mining Operations in Peru

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has delivered an H145 on lease to Servicios Aéreos de los Andes (“Andes Air”), a leading Peruvian helicopter operator. Waypoint’s H145 will be the first variant of its type to operate in Latin America and will support MMG/Las Bambas’… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 17-Feb-17

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Keystone Turbine Services Awarded AS9110B Certification

Keystone Turbine Services Awarded AS9110B Certification

M International Inc., is pleased to announce subsidiary company Keystone Turbine Services, LLC (Coatesville, Pennsylvania – KTS), after many months of hard work and determined efforts by the entire organization, has been certified to AS9110B Quality Management Standards. “This standard focuses on the control of repair schemes and maintenance plans as well as configuration management… Read more »

Source: M International, 16-Feb-17

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Dr. P. Barry Butler appointed President of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Dr. P. Barry Butler appointed President of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

“It is important to note that Dr. Butler received 100 percent endorsement from everyone involved in this search. From the members of the Presidential Search Committee and the Faculty Advisory Committee all of the way through the short list to the final approval of the Board of Trustees, there was one name that consistently rose… Read more »

Source: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 16-Feb-17

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Drone Advisory Committee Builds Consensus

Drone Advisory Committee Builds Consensus

The Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) held its second meeting on January 31 in Reno, NV. The DAC is an RTCA Federal Advisory Committee comprised of executives who represent a wide array of stakeholders including: unmanned aircraft manufacturers and operators, traditional aviation groups, labor organizations, radio and navigation equipment manufacturers, airport operators, state and local government… Read more »

Source: FAA, 16-Feb-17

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Air Methods Comments on Voce Director Nomination

Air Methods Comments on Voce Director Nomination

Air Methods Corporation (NYSE:AIRM) today issued the following statement in response to Voce’s nomination of four candidates to Air Methods’ Board of Directors: “Our Board of Directors remains highly engaged with management to ensure that the company’s operating and strategic plan is fully aligned with the best interest of all shareholders.” “Air Methods maintains an… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 16-Feb-17

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Voce Capital Nominates Four Air Methods Directors

Voce Capital Nominates Four Air Methods Directors

Voce Capital Management LLC (“Voce”), one of the largest and most committed long-term stockholders of Air Methods Corporation (“Air Methods” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: AIRM), today announced that it has nominated four highly-qualified, independent candidates (the “Nominees”) for election to the Board of Directors at the Company’s 2017 Annual Meeting. The nominations follow Voce’s unanswered,… Read more »

Source: Voce Capital, 16-Feb-17

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Indian Defence Minister Unveils Full Scale Mock-up of HAL’s Indian Multi Role Helicopter

Indian Defence Minister Unveils Full Scale Mock-up of HAL’s Indian Multi Role Helicopter

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Asia’s largest aerospace and defence major emerged as a show stopper during the inaugural day of the 11th edition of Aero India inaugurated by the Defence Minister Mr. Manohar Parrikar at Yelahanka today. Mr Parrikar unveiled the full scale mock-up of Indian Mutli Role Helicopter (IMRH) in the presence of Goa… Read more »

Source: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, 16-Feb-17

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India and Russian Joint Venture Documents in Final Stages

India and Russian Joint Venture Documents in Final Stages

Rosoboronexport, Russian Helicopters and HAL have come together to form a Joint Venture in creating a light weigh multi-role Ka-226T. The agreement contract will take another two months as they still need formal registration between Russia and India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed the intergovernmental agreement in December of 2015, reports India Times.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Feb-17

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Russo-Chinese AHL Program Receives Approval

Russo-Chinese AHL Program Receives Approval

Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian Prime Minister has approved the Russo-Chinese agreement for the partnership in creating an Advanced Heavy Lifter (AHL) helicopter. The agreement for preliminary cooperation between Russia’s Russian Helicopters and China’s Avicopter was signed in May, two years ago. As reported by Russian Aviation Insider, Avicopter will have responsibility over the organisation, certification… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Feb-17

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FAA certifies AW169

FAA certifies AW169

The AgustaWestland AW169 light intermediate twin-engine helicopter has achieved validation by FAA of the United States of its certification, with deliveries to begin in USA this year. A versatile, new generation twin-engine light-intermediate category helicopter, the AW169 has been designed in response to the growing market demand for an aircraft that delivers high performance, meets… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 15-Feb-17

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Bel Air AW189 helicopters exceed 6000 flight hours in North Sea operations

Bel Air AW189 helicopters exceed 6000 flight hours in North Sea operations

The two AgustaWestland AW189 super medium twin engine helicopters operated by Bel Air of Denmark have exceeded 6000 flight hours as of January, setting a new milestone while demonstrating exceptional availability and mission effectiveness performing long range offshore transport missions in the North Sea. This outstanding result was possible through the strong cooperation between the… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 15-Feb-17

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Global Heliports Market 2016-2020

Global Heliports Market 2016-2020

About Heliports Benefits associated with having a heliport or helipad nearby are significant, especially when it comes to emergency situations and supporting offshore activities. Also, the presence of heliports improves the economic condition of the state/region by facilitating air tourism. These functionalities are carrying out a major change in the overall growth dynamics of the… Read more »

Source: ReportBuyer, 15-Feb-17

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Hughes Demonstrates SATCOM Capability for Rotary Aircraft HD Video Transmissions

Hughes Demonstrates SATCOM Capability for Rotary Aircraft HD Video Transmissions

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, has announced that its Defense and Intelligence Systems Division (DISD) recently demonstrated a 360-degree Beyond-Line-of-Sight (BLoS) SATCOM capability transmitting HD video through rotating blades on a NorthStar Aviation 407 Multi-Role Attack Helicopter. This new advancement in SATCOM technology integrates the Hughes… Read more »

Source: Hughes Network Systems, 15-Feb-17

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Russian Helicopters developing new after-sales service format in India

Russian Helicopters developing new after-sales service format in India

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, is working to improve services and create a “single-window system” – a new form of cooperation with foreign customers based on a new after-sales service strategy.  A pilot project is currently being implemented in India. The new format focuses on centralization of all processes related to after-sales services,… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 15-Feb-17

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New Boeing Base Creates 1,500 Job Opportunities

New Boeing Base Creates 1,500 Job Opportunities

Boeings new Boscombe Down base will bring 1,500 jobs to the local community. They hope to have their number of staff up from 1,300 to 4,000 by 2025. The new base is being constructed due to the contract Boeing signed with the Government for 50 AH-64E Apache helicopters. As reported by Andover Advertiser, the new… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Feb-17

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Indonesian Air Force Looks into AW-101 Helicopter Purchase

Indonesian Air Force Looks into AW-101 Helicopter Purchase

The Indonesian Air Force Chief of Staff Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto has revealed that the Air Force is looking into purchasing an AgustaWestland AW-101 VVIP helicopter. The investigation of the purchase has been controversial, as the Military Chief General Gatot Nurmantyo and Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu were unaware of the interest in the purchase. The Air… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Feb-17

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Russia Signs MoU with Four Indian Provinces

Russia Signs MoU with Four Indian Provinces

Russia has been approached by four Indian provinces; Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Punjab. As reported by The Nation, Sindh will purchase three helicopters, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will both purchase two and Punjab will buy one. A MoU has been signed between the two parties. Punjab will be able to purchase a helicopter for… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Feb-17

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Russian and United signed distribution agreement

Russian and United signed distribution agreement

Russian Helicopters JSC has signed distribution agreement with United Helicopters International Group Limited. The company will become official distributor of Russian-made helicopters in Greater China, Malaysia and Australia.  Launch of Russian Helicopters’ first distributor of civil helicopters appears to be a significant step taken to implement its development strategy. Distribution area authorized by the agreement… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 14-Feb-17

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Bristow Group To Present At The 2017 Credit Suisse Energy Summit

Bristow Group To Present At The 2017 Credit Suisse Energy Summit

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) announced today that it will be presenting at the 2017 Credit Suisse Energy Summit to be held in Vail, Colorado on February 13 – 16, 2017. Jonathan E. Baliff, President and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present on Wednesday, February 15, at 10:25 a.m. Mountain Time (12:25 p.m. Eastern… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 14-Feb-17

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Russian Helicopters to participate in Aero India 2017

Russian Helicopters to participate in Aero India 2017

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, will take part in the 11th Aero India – 2017 international exhibition, which will take place February 14-18 in Bangalore, India. This year, Russian Helicopters’ key exhibit in India will be the Ka-226T model.  Last October, Russian Helicopters, Rosoboronexport and HAL Corporation created a joint venture to localize… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 14-Feb-17

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Mock-up of Indian Multi Role Helicopter to debut at Aero India

Mock-up of Indian Multi Role Helicopter to debut at Aero India

HAL’s key indigenous products HTT-40 (Basic Trainer Aircraft), first indigenously upgraded Hawk Mk132, named as Hawk-i, Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) and Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) will fly at the 11th edition of the Aero India 2017 scheduled from February 14 -18, 2017.  “HAL is geared-up to display recent advancements in fixed and rotary wing segments”,… Read more »

Source: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, 14-Feb-17

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Dismissal of Lithuanian Air Force Commander

Dismissal of Lithuanian Air Force Commander

Raimundas Karoblis, the Lithuanian Defence Minister has disclosed his decision regarding Air Force Commander Colonel Audronis Navickas. Navickas, who was suspended in November last year, is under investigation regarding two SAR helicopters being sent to Russia. The minister has decided that Navickas will not be allowed to return to duty once the investigation is over…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Feb-17

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Pawan Hans Employees Complain to Aviation Minister

Pawan Hans Employees Complain to Aviation Minister

Through All India Civil Aviation Employees Union, representatives of Pawan Hans met up with Ashok Gajapathi, the civil aviation minister. They sent in a memorandum asking that the company be allowed to put into action their IPO plan, before the company is sold. The government has a 51% stake in the company and Oil and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Feb-17

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Montana Creates Air Ambulance Regulation Bill

Montana Creates Air Ambulance Regulation Bill

Montana’s Senate has sanctioned a bill, the Senate Bill 44, which allows patients to only pay co-payments and insurance deductibles after the use of an air ambulance. The remaining cost will be split between insurance companies and air ambulance providers. The bill was created when it was brought to light how exorbitant the costs of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Feb-17

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HNZ Group Receives S-92A Helicopters

HNZ Group Receives S-92A Helicopters

HNZ Group has recently received the first two of four Sikorsky S-92A Helibus helicopters from PHI. The two aircraft will be kept at Broome, Western Australia. The four helicopters will be leased from PHI for five years, starting in April, in support of Ichthys LNG Project, reports Aviation WA.

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Feb-17

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Former HAI Vice-Chairman Elvin (Al) Meyer passed away

Former HAI Vice-Chairman Elvin (Al) Meyer passed away

Elvin (Al) Meyer, a vice-chairman of HAI’s board of directors until 2002, passed away January 8, 2017 at the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, California. Al was born in Bakersfield, California on September 23, 1941. Meyer was senior vice president, manager of ERA Aviation at the time of his retirement in 2004. He served… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Association International, 13-Feb-17

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