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Training Begins with FlightSafety’s New Airbus Simulator

Training Begins with FlightSafety’s New Airbus Simulator

FlightSafety International announces that training has begun using  the new Airbus Helicopters EC130T2 full flight simulator located at its Learning Center in Denver, Colorado. The Center is also equipped with Level D qualified simulators for the Bell 407GXP, Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3 and EC135. “We are pleased with the response to our Level D qualified… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 01-Mar-18

Heli-One Design Team Highlights

Heli-One Design Team Highlights

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, is announcing a lineup of new modifications and products developed by their two Design & Engineering teams in Norway and Canada. These new offerings appeal to a wide variety of operators and include: medical equipment wall, stretcher installation, hooks, external cameras, and awareness… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 28-Feb-18

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European Investment Bank signs cooperation agreement with EDA

European Investment Bank signs cooperation agreement with EDA

Jorge Domecq, Chief Executive of the European Defence Agency (EDA) and Alexander Stubb, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation between the two institutions. The European Council of 19 October 2017 encouraged the EIB to examine further steps with a view to supporting investments in… Read more »

Source: EDA, 28-Feb-18

Kaman to deliver three K-Max helicopters in March

Kaman to deliver three K-Max helicopters in March

Kaman Aerosystems, a division of the aerospace segment of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced today at HAI Heli-Expo that a record number of K-MAX® production deliveries are planned for March 2018. “We are pleased that new production K-MAX aircraft from Lot 1 are expected to be delivered to Helicopter Express and Columbia Basin Helicopters next month,”… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 28-Feb-18

Curtiss-Wright to Provide Sikorsky with ADC and WAIC

Curtiss-Wright to Provide Sikorsky with ADC and WAIC

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced that it was awarded a contract by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (lockheedmartin.com) company, to provide its Air Data Computer (ADC) and Windshield Anti-Ice Controller (WAIC) technology for use on multiple variants of the Black Hawk helicopter delivered to the U.S. Army and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. “We are… Read more »

Source: Curtiss-Wright, 28-Feb-18

MD Helicopters details Heli-Expo display

MD Helicopters details Heli-Expo display

At the 2018 HAI Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) will proudly display two of its most beloved single-engine helicopter models, each featuring an advanced all-glass cockpit. The cornerstones of MDHI’s booth (N5505) will be the Virginia Beach Police Department’s new MD 530F alongside one of six (6) MD 530G Attack Helicopters… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 28-Feb-18

Appareo to Expand Stratus ADS-B Transponder AML-STC

Appareo to Expand Stratus ADS-B Transponder AML-STC

Appareo today announced plans to expand the AML-STC for the company’s Stratus ADS-B “out” transponders to include Part 27 helicopters. The company will exhibit its ADS-B products this week at the annual HAI HELI-EXPO convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Appareo has built a reputation for providing cost-effective, easily-installed certified avionics for fixed-wing aircraft and rotorcraft… Read more »

Source: Appareo, 28-Feb-18

Sterling Helicopter to Exhibit at the HAI Heli-Expo

Sterling Helicopter to Exhibit at the HAI Heli-Expo

As one of the leading helicopter repair centers on the East Coast, Sterling Helicopter is proud to announce that they will be an exhibitor at the HAI HELI-EXPO2 2018, the world’s largest annual helicopter trade show and exposition. Held in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the exhibit opens Feb. 27 and wraps… Read more »

Source: Sterling Helicopter, 28-Feb-18

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Rotortrade reports 2017 results

Rotortrade reports 2017 results

Rotortrade Services, a leading independent helicopter dealer and sole global distributor of Leonardo’s pre-owned helicopters announces record results for 2017 and several industry firsts. Rotortrade through its six offices and various partners around the world has reported the sale of 26 aircraft in 2017 with close to double the number of transactions made in over… Read more »

Source: Rotortrade, 28-Feb-18

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Metro Aviation places order for 25 Airbus EC145e

Metro Aviation places order for 25 Airbus EC145e

Airbus Helicopters Inc. announced Tuesday that Metro Aviation Inc. had ordered an unprecedented 25 EC145e helicopters that it will place into service providing air medical transport and other aerial services. It is one of the larger commercial helicopter orders ever booked by the U.S. based company. Metro was the first customer in the world for… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Feb-18

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Willis Towers Watson launches tailored cyberinsurance for GA world

Willis Towers Watson launches tailored cyberinsurance for GA world

Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW), a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, today launched Willis Towers Watson Aerospace Cyber Guard, a tailored cyberinsurance solution for the general aviation industry. The company introduced the product at the Helicopter Association International’s 2018 HAI Heli-Expo, February 26 to March 1, in Las Vegas. As a market leader in aviation,… Read more »

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Aneto selected to power Airbus Helicopters Racer high-speed demonstrator

Aneto selected to power Airbus Helicopters Racer high-speed demonstrator

Airbus Helicopters has selected Safran’s new Aneto engine to power its Racer (Rapid and Cost-Efficient Rotorcraft) high-speed demonstrator. Twin Aneto-1X engines will contribute significantly to the new rotorcraft’s cruise speed performance of up to 400 kph. Unveiled in June 2017 at the Paris Airshow, Racer is a technology demonstrator funded by the European Commission’s H2020… Read more »

Source: Safran, 28-Feb-18

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LCI expands CHC partnership with second H175

LCI expands CHC partnership with second H175

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, has today announced that it is expanding its partnership with CHC through the placement of a second Airbus Helicopters H175 aircraft with the operator. The helicopter is due to enter service in December 2018 and will be supporting CHC’s operations in the UK. This… Read more »

Source: LCI, 28-Feb-18

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Medium/Heavy Military Rotorcraft Market Stabilizing

Medium/Heavy Military Rotorcraft Market Stabilizing

Data from Forecast International’s unique Platinum Forecast System underscores the importance of the medium/heavy military rotorcraft segment to the world’s rotorcraft manufacturers.  Over the next 15 years, from 2018 to 2032, the medium/heavy military sector will be the largest segment of the world rotorcraft market in terms of monetary value, and second only to the… Read more »

Source: Forecast International, 28-Feb-18

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Honeywell Enables The Connected Helicopter

Honeywell Enables The Connected Helicopter

Whether it’s for a military mission or a supply delivery to an oil rig, Honeywell’s (NYSE: HON) latest Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) technology will help civil and defense helicopter operators ensure aircraft availability while increasing safety and reducing operational and maintenance costs. RECONTM is a new solution built on the legacy of Honeywell’s… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 28-Feb-18

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Specialist Aviation Servcies sign PW210A fleet managment program withi P&WC

Specialist Aviation Servcies sign PW210A fleet managment program withi P&WC

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has signed a 12-year Fleet Management™ Program (FMP®) agreement with Specialist Aviation Services (SAS) for 24 PW210A engines powering 12 Leonardo AW169 helicopters. P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). “As an extension of our ‘personalized,’ ‘performance,’ and ‘guaranteed’ approach, we are creating value-packed services and support tailored… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada, 28-Feb-18

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Robinson Production Picked up Steam in 2017

Robinson Production Picked up Steam in 2017

Robinson Helicopter Company produced 305 helicopters in 2017. The R44 led the way with 174, ranking as the world’s best-selling helicopter according to GAMA’s* General Aviation Aircraft Shipment 2017 Year End Report. Seventy-seven R66s came off the line and, according to data supplied by Rolls Royce, the R66 fleet logged approximately 185,000 hours in 2017,… Read more »

Source: Robinson, 28-Feb-18

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FlightSafety Now Offers Night Vision Goggle Training in Dallas

FlightSafety Now Offers Night Vision Goggle Training in Dallas

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has signed an agreement with the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to provide on-site Intermediate/Depot-level maintenance on 12 AS532 Cougar helicopters and to support five additional aircraft in storage. The agreement covers inspections and maintenance above the 750HR/2-year interval, Makila 1A2 inspections, corrosion… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 28-Feb-18

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Ground Testing Complete for S76B with Universal Avionics Upgrade

Ground Testing Complete for S76B with Universal Avionics Upgrade

Ground testing for Heli-One’s Sikorsky S-76B helicopter upgrade program featuring a Universal Avionics flight deck is now complete, with flight testing imminent. The aircraft is operated by a VVIP operator in Asia. The upgraded, modern glass cockpit includes the installation of three EFI-890H Advanced Flight Displays with Vision-1® Synthetic Vision System and a UNS-1Fw Satellite-Based… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 28-Feb-18

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Heli-One Launches Online Modifications Catalogue

Heli-One Launches Online Modifications Catalogue

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce the launch of their online modifications catalogue. This online resource showcases the deep capability of the MRO’s two Design teams with modifications ranging from small equipment adjustments to major display upgrades. Users can look for modifications using the search… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 28-Feb-18

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VIH offers ADS-B Installations for Helicopter Operators

VIH offers ADS-B Installations for Helicopter Operators

VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com – Booth # C4045), a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services; is ready to provide ADS-B installation support to Canadian and US-based helicopter and fixed-wing operators. As of January 1, 2020, all aircraft operating in the airspace designated in 14 CFR 91.225 must be equipped with… Read more »

Source: VIH Aerospace, 28-Feb-18

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Sloane Helicopters signs for AW109 Trekker and another GrandNew

Sloane Helicopters signs for AW109 Trekker and another GrandNew

Leonardo announced during an official ceremony held at Heli-Expo (Las Vegas) today the signing of a contract with Sloane Helicopters of the UK for the purchase of one GrandNew and one AW109 Trekker light twin engine. The aircraft are expected to be delivered over the period 2018/2019 under the framework of the Distributorship Agreement, further… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 28-Feb-18

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Universal Avionics Receives TSOA for New FMS Software

Universal Avionics Receives TSOA for New FMS Software

Universal Avionics has received FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization for the company’s new Flight Management System (FMS)/Multi-Missions Management System (MMMS) software version SCN 1002.0/1102.0. With the introduction of this software, helicopter operators can now take advantage of Localizer Performance (LP) Level of Service (LOS) approaches and a Transition to Hover search pattern. “We are… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 28-Feb-18

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FlightSafety Expands Sikorsky S-70A Black Hawk Training

FlightSafety Expands Sikorsky S-70A Black Hawk Training

FlightSafety International announces that it now offers a new series of Sikorsky S-70A courses at its West Palm Beach Learning Center. They are designed to provide a path for FAA type certification and recurrent training in the S-70A Black Hawk. FlightSafety also announces that a simulator for the Sikorsky S-76B has entered service at its… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 28-Feb-18

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Axnes Wireless to expand into a new market segment

Axnes Wireless to expand into a new market segment

Axnes, the leader in airborne and special mission wireless intercom systems, has announced expansion into a new market segment. Several customers in the aerial firefighting and utility industries including US Special Operations Command (SOCOM), Norwegian Air Ambulance and Norwegian Police and the Turkish Air Force, have recently selected Axnes PNG wireless ICS products. Over the… Read more »

Source: Axnes, 28-Feb-18

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Donaldson to celebrate 9000th IBF delivery at HAI Heli-Expo

Donaldson to celebrate 9000th IBF delivery at HAI Heli-Expo

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) will commemorate delivery of its 9,000th Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) in a special ceremony at HAI HELI-EXPO 2018 on Wednesday, Feb. 28, with Robinson Helicopter Company Chairman and President Kurt Robinson. During the event, set for 2 p.m. in exhibit C1736, Robinson will… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 28-Feb-18

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East/West Receives 3rd Gold Boeing Performance Excellence Award

East/West Receives 3rd Gold Boeing Performance Excellence Award

East/West Industries, Inc. today announced that it has received a 2017 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. East/West Industries maintained a Gold composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from October 1, 2016, to September 30, 2017. This… Read more »

Source: East/West Industries, 28-Feb-18

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Aviation Safety Experts Focus on Heliport Safety, Altitude Integration, Weather Gathering

Aviation Safety Experts Focus on Heliport Safety, Altitude Integration, Weather Gathering

Last week more than 50 aviation safety professionals and leaders from industry and government came together in Washington DC for this year’s USHST Infrastructure Summit. The Summit is designed as an industry and government collaborative effort comprised of groups that are involved with; impacted by; have federal, state or local regulatory oversite, jurisdiction and/or enforcement… Read more »

Source: USHST, 28-Feb-18

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Netherlands – AH-64E Remanufactured Apache Attack Helicopters

Netherlands – AH-64E Remanufactured Apache Attack Helicopters

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands of items and services to support the upgrade/remanufacture of AH-64D Block II Apache Attack Helicopters to the AH-64E configuration for an estimated cost of $1.191 billion.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 27-Feb-18

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L-3 awarded $26M contract for the manufacture of MH-60R AN/SRQ-4 systems

L-3 awarded $26M contract for the manufacture of MH-60R AN/SRQ-4 systems

L-3 Technologies Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah, is being awarded a $25,623,007 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to manufacture, test, deliver, manage, and support Common Data Link Hawklink AN/SRQ-4 systems for the MH-60R aircraft.  Work will be performed in Salt Lake City, Utah (60 percent); Atlanta, Georgia (14 percent); Mountain View, California (6 percent); Exeter, New Hampshire… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 27-Feb-18

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Fresno County Sheriff’s Office MD 530F Purchase

Fresno County Sheriff’s Office MD 530F Purchase

Fresno County Sheriff’s Office has recently purchased a new helicopter, Eagle One. Coming to a cost of $3.8 million, the MD 530F was partly paid for by federal asset forfeiture money. They currently have two older 530E helicopters, that they hope to sell in the near future, reports Fox26.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Feb-18

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Era to launch AW609 into US with two aircraft in 2020

Era to launch AW609 into US with two aircraft in 2020

Leonardo and Era Group (Era) have announced today the signing of a landmark agreement that would launch the AW609 into service in the US commercial market and demonstrate its capabilities on a wider scale. Building upon their previous efforts in helping to mature the design, development and supportability of the AW609, Era will take delivery… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 27-Feb-18

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Bell launches new B407GXi at HAI Heli-Expo

Bell launches new B407GXi at HAI Heli-Expo

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the introduction of the Bell 407GXi at Heli-Expo 2018. The Bell 407GXi incorporates new avionics, an upgraded engine, and new executive interior design options. “We are always looking at ways to innovate our current product line to provide our customers with the most capable, dependable,… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 27-Feb-18

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BLR Aerospace Announces First H125 FastFin System Factory Installation

BLR Aerospace Announces First H125 FastFin System Factory Installation

BLR Aerospace today announced that the first factory installation of an Airbus Helicopters H125 FastFin® System has been completed and the aircraft will be delivered in June to Heli-Austria. The company also announced that 25 Airbus Helicopters Customer Centers worldwide have been authorized to sell and install the FastFin System. Heli-Austria is a long-time FastFin… Read more »

Source: BLR Aerospace, 27-Feb-18

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Whirly-Girls International Reveal 2018 Scholarship Recipients

Whirly-Girls International Reveal 2018 Scholarship Recipients

Whirly-Girls International, a non-profit, educational, and charitable organization dedicated to advancing women in the helicopter aviation industry, has announced the recipients of the 2018 Whirly-Girls Scholarship Awards.  The scholarships were awarded February 25 at the Whirly-Girls Annual Awards Banquet during HAI HELI-EXPO in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Thanks to the support of aviation leaders, 21 scholarships… Read more »

Source: Whirly Girls, 27-Feb-18

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Donaldson IBFs Approved for MD900

Donaldson IBFs Approved for MD900

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) today announced that the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department has validated the MD 900 Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) Supplemental Type Certificate, clearing the way for installation of IBFs on MD 900 Series helicopters in Hong Kong. Heliservices (HK) LTD operates a fleet of… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 27-Feb-18

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Maverick wins FAA Diamond award for 7th year in a row

Maverick wins FAA Diamond award for 7th year in a row

Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, recently received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) 2017 Award of Excellence “Diamond Award.” The prestigious honor is a result of the company’s ongoing dedication to maintenance training and aircraft safety. This is Maverick Helicopters’ seventh consecutive Diamond Award for its Las Vegas and Grand Canyon South… Read more »

Source: Maverick Helicopters, 27-Feb-18

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Papillon Airways Sign MOU for 40 Crash-Resistant Fuel Tanks

Papillon Airways Sign MOU for 40 Crash-Resistant Fuel Tanks

StandardAero and Papillon Airways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for 40 retrofittable Crash-Resistant Fuel Tanks (CRFTs) in support of Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters’ fleet of Airbus AS350 B3 and EC130 B4 tour aircraft.  Installation of the first CRFT will take place this April. “Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters has made the commitment to lead… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 27-Feb-18

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HELP Appeal praises Wiltshire Air Ambulance new airbase

HELP Appeal praises Wiltshire Air Ambulance new airbase

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance’s state-of-the-art new airbase has been praised by the HELP (Helicopter Emergency Landing Pads) Appeal, which has generously funded the helipad with a £250,000 donation. Yesterday (22 February) Robert Bertram, Chief Executive of the HELP Appeal, visited the new airbase at Outmarsh Farm, Semington, near Melksham, for the first time since construction began…. Read more »

Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance, 27-Feb-18

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Precision Flight Controls and Ryan Aerospace develops B206 simulator

Precision Flight Controls and Ryan Aerospace develops B206 simulator

A joint venture between Precision Flight Controls (PFC) and Ryan Aerospace (Australia) has seen the development of a new, cost-effective Bell 206 helicopter simulator which recently received certification under Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) rules as an Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD). This product will be on display at Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, USA next week (Tuesday 27 February –… Read more »

Source: Ryan Aerospace, 27-Feb-18

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SKYTRAC, Leonardo and CHC Collaborate

SKYTRAC, Leonardo and CHC Collaborate

Following successful trials with CHC Helicopter in 2017, Leonardo is collaborating with SKYTRAC to implement a next-stage Real-Time Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) onboard the AW139. CHC continues to lead system implementation and testing. The solution installs key data sets from Leonardo’s Heliwise HUMS analytics software on SKYTRAC’s ISAT-200A data acquisition unit and transceiver…. Read more »

Source: CHC, 27-Feb-18

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ITT Enidine Announces New Flight-Critical Components

ITT Enidine Announces New Flight-Critical Components

ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) and its Enidine brand today announced the addition of high capacity laminated (HCL) elastomeric bearings and Frahm dampers to their extensive rotorcraft solutions portfolio. Enidine will showcase its comprehensive energy absorption and vibration isolation solutions for rotorcraft applications at HAI HELI-EXPO 2018, Feb. 27 – Mar. 1, in Las Vegas. “With… Read more »

Source: ITT Enidine, 27-Feb-18

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StandardAero launches engine performance mobile app

StandardAero launches engine performance mobile app

StandardAero has completed development of its signature StandardAero PowerCheck™ mobile application, designed to provide easy calculation of engine performance based on Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) power assurance charts for Rolls-Royce M250 engine operators across the globe. The initial StandardAero PowerCheck computer-based platform was launched in the 1990’s to better facilitate power assurance checks by eliminating… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 27-Feb-18

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VIH Aerospace Exhibiting at Heli-Expo

VIH Aerospace Exhibiting at Heli-Expo

VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com), a global provider of global helicopter maintenance, manufacturing, repair and overhaul (MMRO) services is exhibiting at Heli-Expo 2018 (Booth #C4045) in Las Vegas Nevada, Texas from February 27th – March 1st, 2018. Based on the business growth experienced in 2017, the VIHA Team will include a cross section of experts… Read more »

Source: VIH Aerospace, 27-Feb-18

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Bristow Group Announces Pricing and Upsizing

Bristow Group Announces Pricing and Upsizing

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) announced today the pricing of its previously announced private offering to eligible purchasers pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), of $350 million aggregate principal amount of 8.75% senior secured notes due 2023 (the “notes”). The offering was upsized… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 27-Feb-18

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Unmanned Safety Institute’s Small UAS Safety Curriculum

Unmanned Safety Institute’s Small UAS Safety Curriculum

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), the world-leader in remote pilot training and certification, today announced that The Coastal Drone Academy of Oregon has recently implemented USI’s Small UAS Safety Curriculum. The Coastal Drone Academy, a program at Career Tech High School in Lincoln City Oregon, is a STEM extension program which teaches students to use… Read more »

Source: Unmanned Safety Institute, 27-Feb-18

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Tanis Aircraft Products at Heli-Expo

Tanis Aircraft Products at Heli-Expo

Please stop by our booth (#C2455) we would love to chat with you. We appreciate customer feedback like, “without it we would be grounded and I can’t imagine being without it!”. You can also contact us at [email protected] Here is a great article in Insight about Tanis and the impact we have in the helicopter industry. Tanis Aircraft… Read more »

Source: Tanis Aircraft Products, 27-Feb-18

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Manang Air welcomes new Airbus chopper to its fleet

Manang Air welcomes new Airbus chopper to its fleet

The Manang Air Pvt Ltd brought another Airbus H125 with MSN 8477  helicopter for commercial operations in the country, a statement issued by the company today said. Assembled in Singapore-based Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia Pvt Ltd, the chopper with a call sign 9N-AMV landed at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) at 2:50 pm Local Time while… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 26-Feb-18

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CHC introduces AW189 in Australia

CHC introduces AW189 in Australia

CHC now has three AW189 helicopters added to their fleet. The helicopters can transport up to 16 passengers, while having a noticeably quieter flight and less vibrations. The three Aw189s are the first in all Australia. They will be used to help transfer offshore oil and gas workers, reports Australian Aviation. They are joined in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Feb-18

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Naval Group to perform UMEX Demonstration

Naval Group to perform UMEX Demonstration

Naval Group will be showcasing their newest designs at the UMEX (Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference) in Abu Dhabi, February 25th to 27th this year. Their exhibit will show their VSR 700, a rotary wing air-raid drone that they co-developed with Airbus as well as a demonstration of their I4Drones, reports Defence Forces.

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Feb-18

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Thales awarded $7M contract for H-1 Item Repairs

Thales awarded $7M contract for H-1 Item Repairs

Thales Defense and Security Inc., Clarksburg, Maryland, is being awarded $7,161,204 for ceiling-priced, undefinitized contract action delivery order N00383-18-F-A500 under a previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00383-17-G-A501) for the repair of five items that include modules and helmets required to support the H-1 helicopter. Work will be performed in Clarksburg, Maryland (65 percent); and Bordeaux,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 26-Feb-18

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Did Bell miss a trick or two with rebranding exercise?

Did Bell miss a trick or two with rebranding exercise?

To practically everyone in the helicopter industry, Bell has always been Bell, despite official names like Bell Helicopter Textron, Bell Helicopter, or even Bell Aircraft if you go that far back.  So to rebrand the company from Bell Helicopter to Bell, means very little indeed to anyone in the Helicopter industry, or even the aviation… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Feb-18

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The Air Ambulance Service UK celebrates 30 000 missons

The Air Ambulance Service UK celebrates 30 000 missons

We’re delighted to announce that have reached a major milestone in our history with the completion of our 30,000th rescue mission. If you didn’t know already, we launched our lifesaving services in 2003 and currently operate two emergency helicopters that provide rapid response to trauma and medical emergencies: the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) and the… Read more »

Source: The Air Ambulance Service, 26-Feb-18

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Dakota Air Parts Displays New Composite Tail Rotor Blade at Heli-Expo

Dakota Air Parts Displays New Composite Tail Rotor Blade at Heli-Expo

Dakota Air Parts Intl., Inc. a specialist in the buying, selling and support of a variety of rotor-wing and fixed-wing aircraft, turbine engines, and parts has announced that it is displaying a new to market composite tail rotor blade for the Bell 206A and 206B helicopters during Heli-Expo 2018​, February 27 – March 1 in… Read more »

Source: Dakota Air Parts, 26-Feb-18

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PPG awarded heated windshield contract for B525 Relentless

PPG awarded heated windshield contract for B525 Relentless

PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that it has been awarded the contract by Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company and major global helicopter manufacturer, to produce heated pilot and co-pilot windshields for the Bell 525 Relentless commercial helicopter. The PPG windshields will be available for customer specification on helicopters operating in mountainous areas and cold… Read more »

Source: PPG, 26-Feb-18

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UND installs R44 Tanis Engine Preheat Kit

UND installs R44 Tanis Engine Preheat Kit

Tanis Aircraft Products is proud to announce the installation of a Tanis Heli-Preheat Kit on a R44 Robinson at the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences located at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. Wes Van Dell, Chief Helicopter Flight Instructor with the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota… Read more »

Source: Tanis Aircraft Products, 26-Feb-18

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Magellan Wire Strike Protection System™ Now Available for R66

Magellan Wire Strike Protection System™ Now Available for R66

Magellan Aerospace (“Magellan”) and Robinson Helicopter Company (“Robinson”) announced today that a Wire Strike Protection System™ (WSPS™) is now available for the Robinson R66 helicopter platform. The WSPS™ is designed to provide a measure of protection for helicopters in level flight in the event of an encounter with horizontally strung wires and cables, using the… Read more »

Source: Magellan Aerospace, 26-Feb-18

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MBA Names new Head of Helicopters

MBA Names new Head of Helicopters

Morten Beyer & Agnew (“mba”), a consulting leader in the aviation industry, is proud to announce our Manager of Asset Valuations, Kim Seward, as Head of Helicopters. Ms. Seward has been a vital part of mba’s asset valuation team since 2015. Thanks to Ms. Seward’s knowledge and expertise, mba’s helicopter business has grown in the… Read more »

Source: Morten Beyer & Agnew, 26-Feb-18

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Bristow signs Honeywell Avionics Protection Plan for AW139 fleet

Bristow signs Honeywell Avionics Protection Plan for AW139 fleet

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has signed a five-year contract with Bristow Helicopters for its Honeywell Avionics Protection Plan (HAPP). The agreement will cover 26 of Bristow’s Leonardo AW139 helicopter fleet. Under the agreement, Bristow Helicopters will benefit from full maintenance protection coverage for the avionics suite of its search and rescue fleet, providing improved cost forecasting. The company will… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 26-Feb-18

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Sundance Helicopters Honored with FAA Diamond Award

Sundance Helicopters Honored with FAA Diamond Award

Sundance Helicopters’ maintenance team received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) “Diamond Certificate of Excellence” for participating in the William (Bill) O’Brien Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards Program. The program encourages employers to participate in continuous-learning training programs in aviation maintenance, regulations and FAA regulations and awards are given to a select few corporations that have reached… Read more »

Source: Sundance Helicopters, 26-Feb-18

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Edmonton Police Service Takes Delivery of Airbus H125

Edmonton Police Service Takes Delivery of Airbus H125

Edmonton Police Service (EPS) has taken delivery of their third Airbus helicopter, an H125, which will allow for greater in-air coverage and policing of the growing city of Edmonton.  When combined with other policing resources, the H125 will add increased operational efficiency, fitting the ever expanding role of EPS. “With the continued growth of the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Feb-18

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2019 Test Flight for Russian Helicopters Prototype

2019 Test Flight for Russian Helicopters Prototype

Russian Helicopters has been working on a new high-speed combat helicopter and have confirmed times for its first test flight. They predict that the prototype will be ready for its debut flight in 2019, reports TASS. The helicopter will be able to reach speeds of 400 km/h.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Feb-18

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Shravanabelagola Offers Heli-Tourism for Mahamastakabhisheka

Shravanabelagola Offers Heli-Tourism for Mahamastakabhisheka

The Mahamastakabhisheka Mahotsava Committee in Shravanabelagola has been started a heli-tourism company that will allow tourists and followers to aerially witness the anointment ceremony of Mahamastakabhisheka. The tours last 8 to 10 minutes and charge ₹2,100 per person. They have up until March to determine whether the permit should be extended.

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Feb-18

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Coulson Aviation to Conduct Night-Flying Trial

Coulson Aviation to Conduct Night-Flying Trial

Coulson Aviation will be using two fire-fighting helicopters for a night-flying trial. The trial will determine whether they will be able to conduct a firebombing exercise during the night. Coulson’s Sikorsky S-61 347 helicopter will be used during the trial, reports Fire Aviation.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Feb-18

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Garmin presents All-Glass Solution for Helicopters

Garmin presents All-Glass Solution for Helicopters

Introducing the G1000H NXi, a next-generation, all-glass integrated flight deck designed specifically for the FAR Part 27 VFR helicopter market. The G1000H NXi offers a number of new and enhanced features tailored to helicopter pilots, including Database Concierge, U.S. helicopter-specific charts, helicopter terrain awareness warning system (HTAWS) and WireAware wire-strike avoidance technology featured in rich,… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 25-Feb-18

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A pioneering approach to flight safety

A pioneering approach to flight safety

Led by Jon Hopkinson, the CHC Global Standards team takes a pioneering approach as they push for continuous improvement in safety in rotorcraft. In 2011, CHC Helicopter decided to maximise the benefits it could take from its global operational and safety incident reporting experience by incorporating all AOCs under a single centralised corporate flight operation… Read more »

Source: CHC, 25-Feb-18

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Avidyne receives Robinson certification

Avidyne receives Robinson certification

Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics systems, displays, and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, announced they have received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval of their IFD Series of FMS/GPS/NAV/COM systems for installation in Robinson Helicopters. “Robinson is the world’s leading manufacturer of civil helicopters, and we have found… Read more »

Source: Avidyne Corporation, 25-Feb-18

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SAFE Structure to launch combined turbine stand and container

SAFE Structure to launch combined turbine stand and container

S.A.F.E. Structure, a global leader in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of ergonomic safety first OSHA compliant solution driven maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment, steel structures, and specialty tooling for all aircraft is set to unveil the first of its kind, jet engine work stand and engine container all-in-one. The… Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, 23-Feb-18

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Blue Sky Network at HAI Heli-Expo 2018

Blue Sky Network at HAI Heli-Expo 2018

Blue Sky Network, an industry leading global provider of satellite-based asset tracking and fleet management solutions is showcasing a suite of smart devices and Flight Data Monitoring solutions at the Helicopter Association International (HAI) HELI-EXPO from February 27 to March 1 in Las Vegas. “Our Event Data Monitoring (EDM) capabilities enable smart decision making for… Read more »

Source: Blue Sky Network, 23-Feb-18

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Twirly Birds Announce the 2018 Les Morris Award Recipient

Twirly Birds Announce the 2018 Les Morris Award Recipient

International helicopter pilot organization, Twirly Birds, has announced the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Les Morris award as Mr. Roy Morgan, a true helicopter pioneer, industry icon and founder of Air Methods. Morgan began his distinguished aviation career in 1955 after buying a J-3 Cub that included flying lessons, what followed was an incredible journey… Read more »

Source: Twirly Birds, 23-Feb-18

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Precision and Honeywell sign agreement

Precision and Honeywell sign agreement

Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry, is pleased to announce the signing of a dealership agreement with Honeywell Aerospace which allows PAG to sell, exchange and provide MRO services on Honeywell avionics products including Aspire (satcom) and SkyConnect. “The agreement with… Read more »

Source: Precision Aviation Group, 23-Feb-18

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Marines’ Self-Flying Helicopter Kit a Finalist for Top Aviation Award

Marines’ Self-Flying Helicopter Kit a Finalist for Top Aviation Award

Last December, the Marine Corps wowed a small audience in Quantico, Virginia, with a demonstration of a fully autonomous UH-1 Huey helicopter that could navigate, conduct pre-set missions, and even assess landing conditions, all without a human in the loop. The secret ingredient was the Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System, or AACUS, a kit that can be mounted on a rotary-wing… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 23-Feb-18

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Garmin® introduces the G500H TXi

Garmin® introduces the G500H TXi

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the G500H TXi, a new generation of touchscreen flight displays for helicopters. Built on the proven capabilities of the original G500H series, the G500H TXi offers a vastly expanded array of features, options and panel possibilities that bring a new level of reliability,… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 23-Feb-18

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ITT Enidine Announces New Flight-Critical Components

ITT Enidine Announces New Flight-Critical Components

ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) and its Enidine brand today announced the addition of high capacity laminated (HCL) elastomeric bearings and Frahm dampers to their extensive rotorcraft solutions portfolio. Enidine will showcase its comprehensive energy absorption and vibration isolation solutions for rotorcraft applications at HAI HELI-EXPO 2018, Feb. 27 – Mar. 1, in Las Vegas. “With… Read more »

Source: ITT Enidine, 23-Feb-18

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HeliOffshore Appoints New Membership Manager

HeliOffshore Appoints New Membership Manager

HeliOffshore, the offshore helicopter industry’s global safety association, today announced the appointment of Gillian (Gill) Furlong as membership manager. From 5th March, Gill will engage with and support our 100+ members to ensure that HeliOffshore maximises the highly collaborative relationship it has with these key stakeholders. She will also handle many aspects of the administrative… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 23-Feb-18

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