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AC311A flew over the Qilian Mountains for the first time

AC311A flew over the Qilian Mountains for the first time

China Aviation Industry Helicopter Miles trip activities in the third station in Qinghai Province Haixi Mongolian Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture state Delhi city held. Delingha is located in the northern part of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, with an average elevation of 2980 meters, belonging to the typical plateau region. This natural condition poses a very high demand… Read more »

Source: Aviation Industry Corporation of China, 05-May-17

Bell Continues Longstanding Support of Army Aviation Community

Bell Continues Longstanding Support of Army Aviation Community

While at the 2017 Army Aviation Association of America’s (AAAA) Mission Solutions Summit we had the joy of presenting two donations including a a $5,000 donation to the U.S. Army Aviation Museum Foundation, Inc. and a $5,000 check to the Army Aviation Association of America Scholarship Foundation. The Army Aviation Association Scholarship Foundation was created in 1963 to… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 05-May-17

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Marines Conduct FARP Operations at WTI 2-7

Marines Conduct FARP Operations at WTI 2-7

Marines with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 conducted forward arming and refueling point operations as part of Assault Support Training 1 at the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, California, in support of the semiannual Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course 2-17, April 17. Lasting seven weeks, WTI is a training evolution hosted by MAWTS-1… Read more »

Source: US Marines, 05-May-17

$5 Million Awarded to Family of Helicopter Crash Victim

$5 Million Awarded to Family of Helicopter Crash Victim

$5 million has been awarded to the family of Stacey Cernadas, a flight nurse who was killed in a Haynes LifeFlight helicopter crash in South Alabama. Metro Aviation has not admitted to any wrongdoing, as part of the settlement, reports AL. The crash occurred on 26 March, 2016. Three others that were killed were Pilot… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-May-17

British Columbia Non-Profit Wants EMS Helicopters as an Election Issue

British Columbia Non-Profit Wants EMS Helicopters as an Election Issue

Northern British Columbia Helicopter Emergency Rescue Operations Society, or H.E.R.O.S, is trying to convince groups that pre-hospital care and transportation that EMS helicopters provide should be a priority, before the BC 2017 election. H.E.R.O.S Vice President, Ted Clarke has been advocating the necessity of EMS helicopters. He points out that patients in need of critical… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-May-17

North West Regional Hospital Helipad Still Unusable

North West Regional Hospital Helipad Still Unusable

A month ago was the official opening of the new North-West Regional Hospital’s helipad, but it has still not been used. Helicopters are still having to land at Burnie High School and have their patients transported by ground ambulances. Questions have been raised over the issue, such as why have an opening if it isn’t… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-May-17

Bell to fly V-280 Valor Tilt-Rotor in September

Bell to fly V-280 Valor Tilt-Rotor in September

Bell’s new V-280 Valor tilt-rotor prototype is 95% complete and the company expects its first flight to be in September. The prototype was made for the US Army’s joint-multirole demonstrator programme, reports Star Telegram. The V-280 differs from the V-22 tilt-rotor, as the company decided to take the “lessons learned” from the V-22 and applied… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-May-17

Taiwan Leasing Firm to Finance Fifth H130 for PhilJets

Taiwan Leasing Firm to Finance Fifth H130 for PhilJets

Chailease, a Taiwanese financial institution, has decided to finance PhilJets Group’s fifth Airbus H130 helicopter in order to create a partnership between the two companies. Chailease Regional Manager, Alexander Tang has commented that by creating this partnership, they will be able to tap into “local markets.” The announcement of this decision was made at the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-May-17

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Camp Creek Medical Center to Add Helipad

Camp Creek Medical Center to Add Helipad

The Camp Creek Medical Center has been awarded with funds from the Blanche W. Grady Community Service Award to build a helipad and ground ambulance parking. The primary care clinic for the area has been run from a mobile unit on Camp Creek Road. The new center will be finished by June, reports The Greeneville… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-May-17

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Héli-Union starts helicopter operations for a Client in offshore Myanmar

Héli-Union starts helicopter operations for a Client in offshore Myanmar

Héli-Union successfully started helicopter operations in the south of Myanmar for one of its clients. Its customer, Woodside, is an international oil and gas company to whom Héli-Union provided its services last year for a drilling campaign in the same blocks. This is not the first time that the two companies are working together for… Read more »

Source: Héli-Union, 04-May-17

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Sergey Anoanov to attempt world record attempt at Helitech International 2017

Sergey Anoanov to attempt world record attempt at Helitech International 2017

Unperturbed from surviving a forced landing in the Artic during his first attempt, this summer Sergey Anoanov will once again try and become the first pilot to circumnavigate the globe in a helicopter weighing less than one tonne. In October he will share his, hopefully successful, story at the Helitech International event in London. Five-time… Read more »

Source: Helitech International, 04-May-17

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First EASA / CAAC safety conference promotes aviation safety improvements

First EASA / CAAC safety conference promotes aviation safety improvements

The Executive Director of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Mr Patrick Ky and the Vice Administrator of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), Mr Li Jian opened on 27 April 2017 the joined Safety Conference organized by the two organizations, bringing together leading CEOs from the European and Chinese aviation industry. The conference… Read more »

Source: EASA, 04-May-17

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Jorge Domecq extended as EDA Chief Executive

Jorge Domecq extended as EDA Chief Executive

Following a proposal by Federica Mogherini, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice-President of the European Commission, as Head of the European Defence Agency, EDA Member States have decided unanimously to extend the initial three year mandate of Jorge Domecq as Chief Executive of the Agency for an additional two years,… Read more »

Source: EDA, 04-May-17

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HUBZone Engine Support On Display at 2017 AAAA Mission Solutions Summit

HUBZone Engine Support On Display at 2017 AAAA Mission Solutions Summit

M International, a leading provider of aftermarket technical, MRO, and supply chain management services for the aerospace and defense industry, is pleased to announce its HUBZone approved MRO network will be exhibiting at booth #428 from 26 through 28 April during the 2017 Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) Mission Solutions Summit held at the… Read more »

Source: M International, 04-May-17

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Russian Helicopters transfers a Mi-171E to Pakistan

Russian Helicopters transfers a Mi-171E to Pakistan

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, handed over a civilian multirole helicopter Mi-171E to the Punjab province government of the Republic of Pakistan. The helicopter was manufactured at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant and has already been accepted by the customer’s representatives. The rotorcraft will be delivered to its destination by air transport. Under the terms… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 04-May-17

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Kalispell Regional Medical Center to Replace Bell 407

Kalispell Regional Medical Center to Replace Bell 407

Kalispell Regional Medical Centre has to replace their Advanced Life-support and Emergency Rescue Team (ALERT) helicopter which has been in service for 17 years. The helicopter meets the new FAA rule of having a terrain awareness and warning system but the helicopter is down 105 days of the year due to repairs. The only backup… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-May-17

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New Helicopter Training Centre for Greater Sudbury

New Helicopter Training Centre for Greater Sudbury

Greater Sudbury hopes to house one of the most state-of-the-art pilot and helicopter maintenance training centres. The proposed centre will be available to pilots and maintenance crews from both Canada and the US. Coming to an estimated $70 million, the centre will have courseware development and two multi-engine level D full-flight simulators and two single-engine… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-May-17

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Ukraine and Poland Plan on Joint Helicopter Development

Ukraine and Poland Plan on Joint Helicopter Development

The Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister, Stepan Kubiv, has revealed that the Ukraine and Poland will be working together to develop and modernize helicopters for their two armed forces. The reason for the joint development is because the Ukrainian Defence Ministry cannot sustain the development of new helicopters by themselves and need the assistance of Polish… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-May-17

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Good results for AS 350 Maximum Pilot Visibility Kit

Good results for AS 350 Maximum Pilot Visibility Kit

In March Stockholms Helikoptertjänst became the first operator in Scandinavia to install Swiss Rotor Solution’s Maximum Pilot View Kit on one of its helicopters. The kit, which is designed provide unrestricted pilot view in vertical-reference sling-load operations, was installed on the company’s AS 350 B3 (SE-JRZ) at the main base in Stockholm, Sweden, by Swiss… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 03-May-17

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LN-OJF Preliminary Report: H225 Concerns Remain Open

LN-OJF Preliminary Report: H225 Concerns Remain Open

A Preliminary Report into the fatal accident of the CHC operated H225 helicopter LN-OJF by the Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN) was issued on April 28th 2017 (“The Report” is located at https://www.aibn.no/Aviation/Investigations/16-286. The detailing of the catastrophic events makes very sad reading indeed, particularly the questions as to: 1. Why two similar catastrophic accidents… Read more »

Source: Allan Blake for HeliHub.com, 03-May-17

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Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum to hold Helicopter Day 2017

Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum to hold Helicopter Day 2017

Helicopter Day, sponsored by Midwest Medical Transport, is an indoor and outdoor event held at the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum in celebration of aviation careers and the history of helicopters. Spectators will be able to watch in wonder as, Midwest Medical Transportation, Nebraska National Guard, law enforcement, commercial and private helicopters fly over the… Read more »

Source: Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum, 03-May-17

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UF Health ShandsCair Helicopter arrives in Bay County

UF Health ShandsCair Helicopter arrives in Bay County

A UF Health ShandsCair helicopter landed on the hospital’s helipad Tuesday afternoon marking Bay Medical Sacred Heart’s partnership with Shands and Med-Trans Corporation. The helicopter will service Florida’s panhandle and help to cut down on the time trauma and cardiac patients have to wait to get the care needed. It will be temporarily stationed at… Read more »

Source: Med-Trans Corporation, 03-May-17

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Heliponents receives tentative B505 Service Center Approval

Heliponents receives tentative B505 Service Center Approval

Heliponents, Inc. of Mesa, AZ had received its tentative Bell 505 CSF approval from Bell Helicopter in February of 2017. It has currently completed all of its training requirements, and well on our way to have the full tooling and inventory on the shelf to support, Bell’s newest addition to the product lineup. We are… Read more »

Source: Heliponents, 03-May-17

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Heli-Expo 2018 exhibit space application now available

Heli-Expo 2018 exhibit space application now available

The HAI HELI-EXPO 2018 Application for Space can now be completed online. Click here to access the application. If you have your user name and password, you can access a prepopulated Application for Space with your company’s information already entered. If you do not know your user name and/or password, click here. When applying online,… Read more »

Source: HAI, 03-May-17

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HAI commends House leaders for engaging GA stakeholders

HAI commends House leaders for engaging GA stakeholders

Helicopter Association International (HAI) applauds Chairman Mario Diaz-Balart and Ranking Member David Price of the House Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies for their leadership in engaging stakeholders on an important funding issue associated with FAA reauthorization. “We commend Chairman Diaz-Balart and Ranking Member Price for reaching out to members of… Read more »

Source: HAI, 03-May-17

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Erickson completes restructure and exits Chapter 11

Erickson completes restructure and exits Chapter 11

Erickson Incorporated, a leading global provider of aviation services, announced today it has successfully emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company satisfied the conditions of its confirmed plan of reorganization, which became effective following approximately five months of negotiations and court proceedings. President and CEO Jeff Roberts said, “We are very pleased to have… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 03-May-17

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Mexico Ready to Order Mi-17s for Air Force

Mexico Ready to Order Mi-17s for Air Force

Mexico has made plans with Rosoboronexport to order a batch of Mi-17 military helicopters. These helicopters will be used for defence and law enforcement, reports Sputnik News. This will not be their first business, as in 2012 they received an order of Mi-17V-5 helicopters for their Navy.

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-May-17

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Russia to Replace Ukrainian Engines by 2019

Russia to Replace Ukrainian Engines by 2019

Russia hopes to replace their imported engines from Ukraine with a domestically produced version. CEO of United Engine-Making Corporation has commented that these engines are more reliable and have digital control technology. They plan to replace 130 VK-2500 engines by 2019, reports Tass.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-May-17

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Military S-92 Grounded in Canada since 10 March

Military S-92 Grounded in Canada since 10 March

The Royal Canadian Air Force has had their CH-148 Cyclone helicopters grounded since 10 March. This was after an incident where one of the helicopters had a “momentary change in the descent rate.” A team from Sikorsky is currently at 12 Wing Shearwater, where the incident occurred, to conduct an investigation into the helicopter in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-May-17

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Thales Europavia JV wins Spanish Army helicopter contract

Thales Europavia JV wins Spanish Army helicopter contract

Spanish Army has awarded the joint venture Thales Programas and Europavia a contract for the maintenance of the communications and electronics systems of the helicopters until 2019. The service has a budget of 1.5 million euros and contemplates the possibility of an extension of the contract until 2020. The service awarded to the joint venture… Read more »

Source: Thales, 02-May-17

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Air Medical Transport Now Serving Brainerd Lakes Area

Air Medical Transport Now Serving Brainerd Lakes Area

Life Link III’s seventh base of air medical transport services has opened at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport and is operating 24/7 to provide critically needed additional air medical transport to residents in this rapidly growing region. Life Link III’s medically-configured helicopters and airplanes serve as flying intensive care units (ICUs) providing critical care prehospital… Read more »

Source: Life Link III, 02-May-17

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Work begins on Wiltshire Air Ambulance new airbase

Work begins on Wiltshire Air Ambulance new airbase

HER Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Mrs Sarah Rose Troughton, and The High Sheriff of Wiltshire, Lady Marland, joined Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s Charity Ambassadors and supporters today (Friday 28 April 2017) to celebrate the start of construction work on the charity’s new airbase at Semington, near Melksham. At a ground breaking ceremony on the site of… Read more »

Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance, 02-May-17

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Rotorcraft Asia – Inaugural event proves successful

Rotorcraft Asia – Inaugural event proves successful

The inaugural Rotorcraft Asia, the region’s first-ever dedicated event for civil helicopter industry is focused on offering an effective strategic platform for industry leaders, potential partners and experts to forge partnerships, engage in dialogues and showcase new innovative technologies, to unlock the region’s growing industry. Top executives, regulators, industry experts, academics and leading industry players… Read more »

Source: Rotorcraft Asia, 02-May-17

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Goderich Council Removes Helipad from Agenda

Goderich Council Removes Helipad from Agenda

The Goderich Council will no longer consider the construction of a helipad on municipally-owned land across from the hospital. Arguments against the helipad included the environmental impact of one and that a health-related building being built on the land would serve a better purpose. Blackburn News reports that the item has been removed from the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-May-17

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Great North Air Ambulance Submits Plans for New Base

Great North Air Ambulance Submits Plans for New Base

The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) has submitted plans for a new operational base as well as Medical Centre of Excellence. They plan to build the base at Urlay Nook. The plans include a 1,500 sqm hangar that can house three aircraft, dormitories and an office building, reports Cumbria Crack. The estimated total costs… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-May-17

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Colleton County Paramedics to Join Med-Trans

Colleton County Paramedics to Join Med-Trans

Colleton County has recently signed an employee leasing agreement with Med-Trans Corporation. The agreement will ensure that the county provides the paramedics for the new emergency medical helicopter at Colleton Medical Centre. The contract will begin in June this year. Med-Trans is going to cover the costs of assigning a paramedic to the crew, reports… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-May-17

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Air Methods Announces New Safety, Compliance Leadership

Air Methods Announces New Safety, Compliance Leadership

Air Methods, the global leader in emergency air medical services and air tourism, today announced the appointment of two key executives: Cory Theriot and Alan Einisman. Theriot joins Air Methods as vice president of Safety and Risk Management, and Alan Einisman as vice president and chief compliance officer. Prior to joining Air Methods, Theriot served… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 01-May-17

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AHS Announces 2017 Board of Directors

AHS Announces 2017 Board of Directors

AHS International, The Vertical Flight Technical Society, is pleased to announce the election results for its 2017-2018 Board of Directors. The following members of the Board’s Executive Committee were elected for the one-year term of July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018: Chair: Dave Koopersmith — Vice President and General Manager, Boeing Vertical Lift (previously the AHS President)… Read more »

Source: AHS International, 01-May-17

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Eagle Australasia completes first 407HP Conversion

Eagle Australasia completes first 407HP Conversion

Eagle Australia successfully completed the first 407HP conversion for Heli Niugini. The conversion finished within the allotted timeframe to Eagle Australasia’s timeframe as previously announced by Eagle Australasia CEO Grant Boyter. It is Eagle Group’s ninth conversion to date, taking six weeks delivered on time and on budget. A team of three from Eagle Canada… Read more »

Source: Eagle, 01-May-17

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Russian Helicopters to showcase first Ansat at an exhibition in Mexico

Russian Helicopters to showcase first Ansat at an exhibition in Mexico

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, will feature its serially produced commercial and military helicopters at the International Aerospace Exhibition FAMEX 2017, April 26-29, in Santa Lucía, Mexico City, Mexico.  “We see Mexico as one of our main partners in Latin America.  This country operates a significant number of Russian-made helicopters, so in the… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 01-May-17

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AT&T connects San Diego Police helicopters to ground network

AT&T connects San Diego Police helicopters to ground network

The San Diego Police Department is getting new value from its connected helicopters powered by AT&T*. The police department uses its Airborne Law Enforcement helicopter fleet to protect San Diegans as crime or other events unfold. Previously, tactical flight officers were unable to access the department’s computer-aided dispatch system that provides officers on the ground… Read more »

Source: AT&T, 01-May-17

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HeliRussia 2017 to discuss alternative fuel for helicopters

HeliRussia 2017 to discuss alternative fuel for helicopters

According to the President’s decree, this year in Russia is declared the “Year of Ecology”. To support it, the anniversary HeliRussia 2017 expo included the “Aviation and Ecology” conference in its program, which will focus on various aspects of improving eco-friendliness of the helicopter industry. A round table on “Alternative Fuel Supply” is a part… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 01-May-17

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Garmin announces G5000H upgrade program for Black Hawk

Garmin announces G5000H upgrade program for Black Hawk

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the availability of the G5000H integrated flight deck upgrade for the existing fleet of Sikorsky S-70 and UH-60A/L Black Hawk helicopters through Global Aviation Solutions (GAS). The G5000H modernizes the cockpit, offers key safety enhancements, improves situational awareness and fulfills global airspace modernization… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 01-May-17

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PHI Air Medical teams up with Bell Helicopter for Blood Drive

PHI Air Medical teams up with Bell Helicopter for Blood Drive

Phoenix-based PHI Air Medical is a leading air ambulance provider across the country, providing air medical services and outreach education to communities and healthcare systems. They transport more than 30,000 patients each year, operating out of more than 65 bases across the United States. PHI Air Medical is the only Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS)… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 01-May-17

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Airbus Helicopters celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Gazelle’s maiden

Airbus Helicopters celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Gazelle’s maiden

Airbus Helicopters celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Gazelle’s maiden flight today during a conference at the museum of aviation in St Victoret, near the company headquarters. Fifty years after its maiden flight on 7 April 1967, the Gazelle is still being operated by nearly 100 customers in 34 countries and it is appreciated for… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-May-17

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Airbus responds to Norwegian EC225 investigation update

Airbus responds to Norwegian EC225 investigation update

Airbus Helicopters have today issued the following statement to coincide with the publication of another Preliminary Report by AIBN – the Accident Investigation Board of Norway – into the fatal accident of EC225 LN-OJF on 29th April 2017, it being the first anniversary tomorrow.  Further comment is given below the statement Statement from Guillaume Faury,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Apr-17

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EASA responds to Norwegian EC225 investigation update

EASA responds to Norwegian EC225 investigation update

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) takes note of the publication today by the Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN) of the preliminary investigation report of the tragic accident of an Airbus Helicopters EC225 (registration number LN-OJF) which occurred on 29 April 2016 in Norway. While the accident investigation is not complete, EASA continues to implement… Read more »

Source: EASA, 28-Apr-17

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Norwegian Investigators issue another Preliminary Report on EC225 accident

Norwegian Investigators issue another Preliminary Report on EC225 accident

Investigation of helicopter accident at Turøy near Bergen in Hordaland county, Norway Description 29 April 2016 the Main Rotor Head (MRH) and mast suddenly detached from an Airbus Helicopters EC 225 LP enroute from Gullfaks B to Bergen Airport Flesland. The helicopter impacted on a small island east of Turøy. All 13 people on board… Read more »

Source: AIBN, 28-Apr-17

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Inaugural Rotorcraft Asia established as key regional industry event

Inaugural Rotorcraft Asia established as key regional industry event

The inaugural editions of Rotorcraft Asia and Unmanned Systems Asia, held from 18 to 20 April 2017, received very strong reception and participation from the breadth of leading industry companies and experts, regulators, top executives and academics, establishing them as key touchstone events for the industry. The inaugural editions hosted over 3,000 trade attendees from… Read more »

Source: Rotorcraft Asia, 27-Apr-17

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Era Group Announces Q1 2017 Earnings Release Call

Era Group Announces Q1 2017 Earnings Release Call

Era Group Inc. (NYSE:ERA) (“Era”), a leading helicopter transport operator based in the United States, today announced it will release financial results for its first quarter 2017 after the market closes on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. In connection with the release, Era has scheduled a conference call for Wednesday, May 3, 2017, to begin at… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 27-Apr-17

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HeliRussia 2017, visitors’ registration for business program is open

HeliRussia 2017, visitors’ registration for business program is open

Visitor registration for the business program events of the 10th anniversary International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia is now open. The event will be held from 25 to 27 May in Moscow. Its business program includes a number of events on helicopter industry topics and involves a number of related industries. HeliRussia 2017 follows its traditional… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 27-Apr-17

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Onboard Systems Cargo Hook Kits Receive EASA Certification

Onboard Systems Cargo Hook Kits Receive EASA Certification

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its cargo hook suspension kits for the Bell 206L aircraft have received certification from EASA. Onboard has already received FAA and Transport Canada certification for these cargo hook systems. “We’re pleased to be able to respond to requests for… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 27-Apr-17

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Delta partners with Blade for Manhattan-JFK transfers

Delta partners with Blade for Manhattan-JFK transfers

The fastest way to travel between Manhattan and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport just became even easier for Delta (NYSE: DAL) customers. Delta will enable a fully integrated, streamlined airport transfer experience through an exclusive partnership with BLADE, a digitally powered aviation company that arranges on-demand helicopter service between its Manhattan heliport lounges and… Read more »

Source: Delta Air Lines, 27-Apr-17

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Routine Review of SKYTRAC

Routine Review of SKYTRAC

What’s the value of Helicopter Flight Data Monitoring? Sequoia Helicopters, specialists in charter services for government and private clients, used HFDM data during pre-season test flights on a new Bell 212 engine this Spring. The results demonstrated the power of FDM data for proactive maintenance, improved safety and better organizational planning according to CEO Ralph… Read more »

Source: SKYTRAC, 27-Apr-17

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Frasca International Sells Airbus H125 Helicopter Flight Simulator

Frasca International Sells Airbus H125 Helicopter Flight Simulator

Frasca International has sold a Level 5 Flight Training Device (FTD) for the Airbus H125 AStar (350B3) single-engine helicopter to Aero Asahi Corporation (AAC), Japan’s leading civil helicopter company. The new Frasca Level 5 FTD will be used by Aero Asahi for H125 pilot training as well as to provide operational training for offshore, emergency… Read more »

Source: Frasca, 27-Apr-17

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Safran signs first customer support contract in South Korea

Safran signs first customer support contract in South Korea

Safran Helicopter Engines is proud to announce the signing of its first support contract in South Korea with Aero Peace. This 5Star Plans Business agreement will cover the Arriel 1D1 engine powering Aero Peace’s AS350B2. The contract has been announced during Rotorcraft Asia in Singapore, in the presence of Bruno Even, Chief Executive Officer of… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 27-Apr-17

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Airbus Helicopters Congratulates Bangkok Helicopter Services for Ten Years of EMS Operations

Airbus Helicopters Congratulates Bangkok Helicopter Services for Ten Years of EMS Operations

Airbus Helicopters and Bangkok Helicopter Services (BHS) from Thailand held a ceremony at the Rotorcraft Asia Exhibition, to celebrate BHS as a pioneer in South East Asia for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS), and committed operations for ten years. BHS has proved once again as a pioneer recently, operating since 2017 the first H145 in… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 27-Apr-17

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Mi-35M Induction to Nigerian Air Force

Mi-35M Induction to Nigerian Air Force

The Nigerian Air Force has officially inducted their two new Mi-35M attack helicopters during their 53rd anniversary celebration on 22 April. The induction was held in Makurdi. Present was the Minister of Defence, Mansur Mohammad Dan-Ali, Chief of Air Staff and Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar. Abubakar has commented that the new Mi-35Ms will boost NAF… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Apr-17

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AHS supports Uber vision of electric VTOL

AHS supports Uber vision of electric VTOL

AHS International, The Vertical Flight Technical Society, applauds Uber Technologies for its bold plan to transform urban transportation with electric Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft. Uber is convening its Elevate Summit this week (April 25-27) in Dallas, Texas, featuring more than 50 speakers over three days, many of whom are AHS members The Uber… Read more »

Source: AHS International, 26-Apr-17

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CHC Wins Contract with Providence Resources PLC

CHC Wins Contract with Providence Resources PLC

CHC Group (the “Company” or “CHC”) today announced it has signed a new contract with Providence Resources plc (“Providence”) to provide helicopter services in support of its Exploration well program on the Druid/Drombeg prospect in Frontier Exploration Licence 2/14 of the southern Porcupine Basin, Offshore Ireland, some 215 kilometers off the southwest coast of Ireland…. Read more »

Source: CHC, 26-Apr-17

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Great North Air Ambulance Service doctor wins award for blood work

Great North Air Ambulance Service doctor wins award for blood work

Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) doctor Rachel Hawes has received recognition from Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for her ‘Blood on Board’ (BOB) work. Eighteen lives were saved in the first year of the project, which sees GNAAS performing rapid blood transfusions to patients with a life or limb threatening injury at the scene of… Read more »

Source: Great North Air Ambulance, 26-Apr-17

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Russian Helicopters has made its first Mi-171E

Russian Helicopters has made its first Mi-171E

Under the terms of the contract, the reconfigurable version of the Mi-171E was manufactured to allow for its use both as a transport aircraft and in the VIP cabin configuration. As a transport aircraft, the Mi-171E is capable of carrying up to 27 passengers in the jump seats and up to four tons of cargo… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 26-Apr-17

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Air BP appointments new Global GA Sales and Marketing Manager

Air BP appointments new Global GA Sales and Marketing Manager

Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, today announces the appointment of Irene Lores as Global General Aviation Sales and Marketing Manager, effective immediately. Irene will be based at Air BP’s offices in Madrid, Spain and will be responsible for the company’s global sales and marketing activity in general aviation. She brings… Read more »

Source: Air BP, 26-Apr-17

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East Anglian Air Ambulance appoints new Board of Trustees member

East Anglian Air Ambulance appoints new Board of Trustees member

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) is delighted to announce the appointment of Roger Holden to the Board of Trustees. Roger was appointed at the Trustee’s annual meeting held at Kimberley Hall, Wymondham, near Norwich, on 13 December 2016. Roger is the managing partner of Hansells Solicitors and Financial Advisers, where he has worked for over… Read more »

Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance, 26-Apr-17

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H145 is best in class for hoist operations

H145 is best in class for hoist operations

Airbus has extended the flight envelope of the H145 by enhancing the helicopter’s OEI power. The acronym OEI stands for “One-engine-inoperative”, measuring the performance of an aircraft with only one engine remaining operative. With the increased power, the light-twin helicopter H145 can accommodate two additional technicians or can fly longer distances during a mission which… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Apr-17

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Uganda Wildlife Authority Has Budget for One Helicopter and One Fixed Wing

Uganda Wildlife Authority Has Budget for One Helicopter and One Fixed Wing

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has announced that they now have a helicopter budget of $3.1 million. They plan to purchase one helicopter, to deploy game rangers during poaching incidents, a fixed wing aircraft for wildlife surveillance and five unmanned aerial vehicles for general surveillance. They hope the new helicopter will increase response time when… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Apr-17

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HeliOffshore Appoints New Board Member

HeliOffshore Appoints New Board Member

HeliOffshore, the global association for safety in the offshore helicopter industry, announced today the appointment of Mr. Lance F. Bospflug to its Board. Mr. Bospflug, President and Chief Operating Officer at helicopter operator PHI Inc., replaces Mr. Al Gonsoulin, CEO of PHI Inc. and a founding member of HeliOffshore. HeliOffshore Board Chairman, Mr. Bill Chiles,… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 25-Apr-17

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New Air Ambulance Helicopter Arrives for South Wales

New Air Ambulance Helicopter Arrives for South Wales

The first of a brand new fleet of custom-built helicopters has touched down at Wales Air Ambulance’s airbase in Dafen, Llanelli. Providing coverage for the whole of South Wales, the advanced Airbus H145 model is the first of three helicopter upgrades being introduced this year, which will significantly enhance operations, the charity has said. Members… Read more »

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 25-Apr-17

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Cornwall Air Ambulance celebrating 30 years of saving lives

Cornwall Air Ambulance celebrating 30 years of saving lives

Around 200 people packed the hangar at Cornwall Air Ambulance headquarters to celebrate 30 years of saving lives. In April 1987, Cornwall became the first place in the UK to launch an air ambulance helicopter service. Now 30 years on and more than 26,000 missions later, a roster of crew past and present, airlifted patients, trustees,… Read more »

Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance, 25-Apr-17

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American Securities Completes Acquisition of Air Methods

American Securities Completes Acquisition of Air Methods

Air Methods Corporation (“Air Methods” or the “Company”), a global leader in air medical transportation and air tourism, and American Securities LLC (“American Securities”), a leading U.S. private equity firm, today announced the closing of American Securities’ acquisition of Air Methods. Air Methods is the largest domestic air medical transport provider in the $5 billion… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 25-Apr-17

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East Anglian Air Ambulance sells Ferrari for £530,000

East Anglian Air Ambulance sells Ferrari for £530,000

The Nembo Spider Ferrari left to East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) by local businessman Richard Allen was sold today, 29 March, at auction for £530,000 by H&H Classics at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford. Racing driver and motor enthusiast Richard Allen who passed away on November 26th 2016 could clearly remember the helicopter of EAAA… Read more »

Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance, 25-Apr-17

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Airbus congratulates Bangkok Helicopter Services for 10 Years of EMS Ops

Airbus congratulates Bangkok Helicopter Services for 10 Years of EMS Ops

Airbus Helicopters and Bangkok Helicopter Services (BHS) from Thailand held a ceremony at the Rotorcraft Asia Exhibition, to celebrate BHS as a pioneer in South East Asia for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS), and committed operations for ten years. BHS has proved once again as a pioneer recently, operating since 2017 the first H145 in… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Apr-17

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Negotiations for Stat MedEvac Housing at Clearfield-Lawrence Airport

Negotiations for Stat MedEvac Housing at Clearfield-Lawrence Airport

Members of Stat MedEvac have approached Clearfield-Lawrence Airport Manager, Dick Shaffer about plans for a new 12 x 28 foot prefabricated building at the airport. A suggestion of having it adjacent to the current structure was given, but comments of removing the old building and replacing it with the new one have been voiced. Shaffer… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Apr-17

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Sanford AirMed Stationed at Fargo Hospital

Sanford AirMed Stationed at Fargo Hospital

Sanford AirMed will officially be stationed at the new Fargo Hospital from 1 May. The hospital itself only opens 25 July, but the crew will be able to use to on-site hangar. The new Fargo fleet comprises of 90 members, reports Valley News Live. AirMed has been around for 40 years and have flown over… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Apr-17

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Tender Issued for EMS Helicopter to Support Baltic Wind Farms

Tender Issued for EMS Helicopter to Support Baltic Wind Farms

A tender has been issued for a three-year contract for an EMS helicopter, including aeronautical and medical crew, for 50Hertz Transmission GmbH and three offshore wind developers in the Baltic Sea. This helicopter will be used for emergency rescues of employees on the wind turbines and offshore platforms at Iberdrola’s Wikinger, E.ON’s Arkona and EnBW’s… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Apr-17

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