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Simhawk launches Sim Search tool

Simhawk launches Sim Search tool

Simhawk Inc., now provides access to 93% of Civil Flight Simulators around the world, and has made a number of enhancements to its platform to make it even easier for buyers and sellers of flight simulator time to use. “We’ve heard repeatedly from our users that they want to be able to quickly search across… Read more »

Source: Simhawk, 10-Oct-17

Waypoint Leasing Fleet Surpasses 150 Aircraft

Waypoint Leasing Fleet Surpasses 150 Aircraft

Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced at the HeliTech International Helicopter Expo that its fleet has surpassed 150 helicopters.    Waypoint’s fleet growth, in the form of order book placements and sale-leaseback transactions, is supported by over 40 employees based in seven offices worldwide.  With growth of its global… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 10-Oct-17

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Able Aerospace brings new booth to Helitech 2017

Able Aerospace brings new booth to Helitech 2017

Able Aerospace Services, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is bringing a new booth to Helitech International, featuring touch-screen technology to help communicate the depth and breadth of Able’s component repair, overhaul (CR&O) and completion capabilities. “Able has invested in technology that allows us to virtually showcase our products… Read more »

Source: Able Aerospace, 10-Oct-17

Airbus and NHV celebrate three years flying H175s

Airbus and NHV celebrate three years flying H175s

Airbus Helicopters and NHV celebrate three years since the introduction of the H175 to the North Sea and strengthen their partnership to keep setting standards for offshore transport operations with this super medium helicopter. NHV was the global launching customer of this platform, whose first two aircraft entered into service in December 2014. Since then… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 09-Oct-17

Helikorea acquires a AW109 FTD Level 5 entrol simulator

Helikorea acquires a AW109 FTD Level 5 entrol simulator

Entrol has received an order for a H19 / AW109 FTD Level 5 simulator from Helikorea. This H19 FTD Level 5 based on the AW109 will be the first entrol simulator to be installed in South Korea, in the city of Daejeon. The FTD is equipped with a cylindrical visual system, a South Korean database… Read more »

Source: Entrol, 09-Oct-17

AAR Launches New PAARTS STORE at MRO Europe

AAR Launches New PAARTS STORE at MRO Europe

Global aviation services leader AAR (NYSE: AIR) officially launched today at MRO Europe a new online PAARTS STORE open to existing and new aftermarket customers including operators, MROs, and brokers. The new 2.0 look and functionality is being demonstrated by AAR’s Digital Services team at Booth # 335. PAARTS STORE 2.0 provides 24/7 visibility of… Read more »

Source: AAR, 09-Oct-17

SAS to provide AW139 support

SAS to provide AW139 support

UK based operator and authorised Leonardo service centre – Specialist Aviation Services – is pleased to announce its plans to extend its Leonardo support capability. SAS has spent five years developing a close working relationship with Leonardo Helicopters and building its technical expertise supporting the entry into service of the AW169 in the UK. It… Read more »

Source: SAS, 09-Oct-17

CHC Appoints Interim Chief Financial Officer

CHC Appoints Interim Chief Financial Officer

CHC Group today announced that chief financial officer (CFO) Lee Eckert is leaving the Company to become CFO at Flowserve. Effective immediately, Scott Thanisch will assume the role of interim CFO, reporting to Karl Fessenden, CHC’s president and chief executive officer (CEO). Thanisch has led CHC’s treasury and financial, planning and analysis functions since the… Read more »

Source: CHC, 09-Oct-17

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Airbus advances on-board image processing capabilities for VTOL systems

Airbus advances on-board image processing capabilities for VTOL systems

In line with its strategy of innovation for the future of vertical flight, Airbus Helicopters is developing an experimental on board image processing management system aimed at performing automatic approaches and landing in challenging conditions, as well as paving the way for future sense & avoid applications on autonomous vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) systems…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 09-Oct-17

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PCX Aerostructures win $135M in US military contracts

PCX Aerostructures win $135M in US military contracts

PCX Aerostructures, LLC (“PCX”) recently received two indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract awards from the Department of Defense for production as well as overhaul and repair of Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopter components over a five-year period. As a major supporter of the Apache helicopter program for over thirty years, PCX will manufacture new main rotorheads for the… Read more »

Source: PCX Aerostructures, 09-Oct-17

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Satair to distribute Goodrich hoists

Satair to distribute Goodrich hoists

Satair Group and UTC Aerospace Systems today signed at the MRO Europe and Helitech exhibitions in London a long-term distribution contract for Goodrich® helicopter rescue hoists and winch systems. The contract covers worldwide distribution with the exception of the Asia-Pacific and Chinese markets. Goodrich® helicopter rescue hoists and cargo winch systems are used worldwide by… Read more »

Source: Satair Group, 09-Oct-17

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EASA certification for the Rig’N Fly

EASA certification for the Rig’N Fly

Airbus Helicopters has received EASA certification for the Rig’N Fly (Rig Integrated GPS approaches with eNhanced Flyability and safetY) for its H175 super medium helicopter. Already certified for the H225, this avionics upgrade enhances the H175’s offshore mission capability providing fully automatic rig approaches. The automated mode also reinforces flight safety by allowing the crew… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 09-Oct-17

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HUMS Usage on the Incline

HUMS Usage on the Incline

More helicopter operators soon may realize greater maintenance benefits and safety enhancements as OEMs make further inroads into digital data acquisition and a new generation of health- and usage-monitoring systems (HUMS), reports Inside MRO.

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Turkish-owned German-based operator wins British wind farm contract

Turkish-owned German-based operator wins British wind farm contract

Wiking Helikopter Service has been awarded a contract by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy to provide helicopter services in support of the Galloper offshore wind farm. Wiking will fly an Airbus H145 technicians of Siemens to and from the offshore wind farm.  The 336MW Galloper offshore wind farm is located 30 kilometres off the coast of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Oct-17

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First US heli-bike adventure launches in Alaska

First US heli-bike adventure launches in Alaska

Tordrillo Mountain Lodge is the first outfitter in the United States to offer heli-biking, an unrivaled outdoor experience that enables mountain biking access via helicopter to millions of acres of pristine mountain terrain in the breathtaking Tordrillo Mountain range of Alaska. As a top provider of incomparable adventure experiences, Tordrillo Mountain Lodge invested in the… Read more »

Source: Tordrillo Mountain Lodge, 06-Oct-17

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Leonardo appoints Baines Simmons to enhance safety performance

Leonardo appoints Baines Simmons to enhance safety performance

Air Partner’s aviation safety consultancy company Baines Simmons has been awarded a two-year contract by Leonardo Helicopters to support the development and enhancement of its safety management performance across its UK sites. Baines Simmons will provide Leonardo Helicopters with specialist consultancy and training support, drawing on over 16 years of industry-leading experience. The programme will… Read more »

Source: Baines Simmons, 06-Oct-17

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Air Zermatt orders second Bell 429

Air Zermatt orders second Bell 429

Bell Helicopter announced today the signed purchase agreement for a Bell 429 to Air Zermatt during Helitech International. The aircraft is configured to support Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) and Search and Rescue (SAR) for day and night missions. “Air Zermatt is one of the most iconic Bell helicopters in operation and we are honored… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 06-Oct-17

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Yorkshire Air Ambulances to carry blood on board

Yorkshire Air Ambulances to carry blood on board

The potentially life-saving initiative has been funded through a donation of more than £16,000 from the Henry Surtees Foundation. The Foundation was founded by motor sport legend John Surtees CBE, following the tragic death of his son Henry, killed aged just 18 whilst competing in a Formula 2 race at Brands Hatch in 2009. Leonora… Read more »

Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 06-Oct-17

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Enstrom sells F280FX helicopters to Pakistan

Enstrom sells F280FX helicopters to Pakistan

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is pleased to announce the sale of piston powered 280FX helicopters to Pakistan. This sale was managed by Enstrom’s representative in Pakistan, Global Services & Solutions.  “It was a pleasure working with Mr.  Abdul Khaliq Awan, the General Manager of Global Services & Solutions. This has been a great team effort and… Read more »

Source: Enstrom Helicopter, 06-Oct-17

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Norwegian Police pick TrakkaBeam searchlight for AW169

Norwegian Police pick TrakkaBeam searchlight for AW169

Trakka Systems is proud to announce that Leonardo Helicopters has selected the new TrakkaBeam TLX high-intensity, high power searchlight for the AW169 helicopters chosen by the Norwegian Police Directorate as their new law enforcement helicopter type following the recent tender for their helicopter service modernisation programme. The contract will include three aircraft, with an option… Read more »

Source: Trakka Systems, 06-Oct-17

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Two corporate AW139s sold to UK customers

Two corporate AW139s sold to UK customers

Leonardo announced today the sale of a further two AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopters to customers in the UK for corporate/VIP passenger transport, further strengthening its leadership in this market segment with a 50% share in the multiengine segment. Over 30 AW139s are currently operating in the UK. One aircraft will be managed & operated by… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 06-Oct-17

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Global Helicopter Seating Market (2017-2023)

Global Helicopter Seating Market (2017-2023)

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Helicopter Seating Market is accounted for $1.81 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach $4.50 billion by 2023 growing at a CAGR of 13.90 % during the forecast period. Download the full report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/5126531 Increasing focus of top players on acquisitions as a key development strategy is major… Read more »

Source: Reportbuyer, 06-Oct-17

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Kaman Receives Order from Columbia Basin

Kaman Receives Order from Columbia Basin

Kaman Aerosystems, a division of the aerospace segment of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced today at the Helitech International Helicopter Expo & Conference that it has signed a contract with Columbia Basin Helicopters for the purchase of a K-MAX® aircraft to be delivered in 2018. “We are pleased that Columbia Basin’s president and owner, David McCarty,… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 06-Oct-17

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H+S Aviation partners with Motorflug Baden-Baden on R-R M250

H+S Aviation partners with Motorflug Baden-Baden on R-R M250

H+S Aviation, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Services company, announces the recent approval of Motorflug as a Rolls-Royce M250 Authorised Service Centre under H+S Aviation’s current M250 AMROC agreement. Through this agreement, H+S Aviation extends its ability to provide regional support, such as field services, to M250 customers through Motorflug Baden-Baden’s OEM-approved capabilities. H+S Aviation… Read more »

Source: H+S Aviation, 06-Oct-17

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Cornwall Air Ambulance to replace MD902 with AW169

Cornwall Air Ambulance to replace MD902 with AW169

UK based Specialist Aviation Services is delighted to announce that it has been selected as the preferred bidder by Cornwall Air Ambulance to provide an AW169 EMS under a ten year contract starting in 2019. The decision follows a competitive tendering process carried out by Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust ahead of the end of the… Read more »

Source: Specialist Aviation Services, 05-Oct-17

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New Managing Director at Heli-One

New Managing Director at Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that Tord Torgersen has been promoted to Managing Director, Heli-One Norway. Tord has been with Heli-One since 2006, joining as a Customer Support Manager responsible for Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Africa and also had responsibility for the AOG… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 05-Oct-17

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Platinum-level Eagle Service Plan launched for PW200 engine operators

Platinum-level Eagle Service Plan launched for PW200 engine operators

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has introduced a new level of coverage for its PW200 helicopter engines under the Eagle Service™ Plan (ESP®) Program tailored to provide increased peace of mind for customers. P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). “As part of our ongoing effort to create customized value-packed services and support… Read more »

Source: P&WC, 05-Oct-17

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Heli-One Completes AS332L1 SAR Reconfiguration

Heli-One Completes AS332L1 SAR Reconfiguration

Stavanger, Norway – Heli-One Norway, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has completed an Airbus AS332L1 searchand-rescue (SAR) reconfiguration for CHC Helicopter, contracted to provide services for the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Safety’s Norwegian All-Weather Search and Rescue Helicopter (NAWSARH) program. This reconfiguration gives CHC an aircraft that… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 05-Oct-17

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Patria to represent IMS firefighting and long-line kit in Europe

Patria to represent IMS firefighting and long-line kit in Europe

Patria Helicopters AB has signed an exclusive Representative Agreement with IMS New Zealand Ltd to supply their products in Europe. IMS is a specialist in design and production of large range of firefighting and long line of other mission equipment and systems for the helicopter market. “We have an extensive customer base throughout Europe in… Read more »

Source: Patria Helicopters, 05-Oct-17

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Denmark – Uni-Fly order two AW169s for wind farm support

Denmark – Uni-Fly order two AW169s for wind farm support

Leonardo announced today the signing of a contract with Uni-Fly A/S of Denmark for two AgustaWestland AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will enter service in the first quarter of 2018 to perform wind farm support operations for DONG Energy at Hornsea Project One, in the North Sea, 120km offshore from Humberside, UK…. Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 05-Oct-17

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Heli-One Developing Doppler Replacement Solution for AS332L/L1

Heli-One Developing Doppler Replacement Solution for AS332L/L1

Stavanger, Norway – Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, is developing a Doppler replacement solution for the Airbus AS332L/L1, with auto hover function. The current Doppler system in auto-hover situations is inconsistent over homogenous surfaces and Heli-One’s solution utilises an altitude and heading reference system (AHRS) and a converter… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 05-Oct-17

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Vector celebrates 35th year servicing Chinooks in UK

Vector celebrates 35th year servicing Chinooks in UK

Vector Aerospace Corporation (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is celebrating its 35th anniversary servicing the Boeing Chinook heavy-lift helicopter in the UK. Vector supports Boeing and its end customer, the UK Ministry of Defence, as a subcontractor on the 34-year Chinook ‘Through Life Customer Support’ (TLCS) contract…. Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 05-Oct-17

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Heli-One Norway Adds Airbus AS350 Blade Repair Capability

Heli-One Norway Adds Airbus AS350 Blade Repair Capability

Stavanger, Norway – Heli-One Norway, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has added Airbus AS350 blades to their repair and overhaul capabilities. This repair capability gives AS350 operators in the UK and Norway another blade repair option in a fully licensed and OEM-approved facility with short delivery times. Heli-One Norway… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 05-Oct-17

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Milestone leases two Bell 412s to FAASA for firefighting

Milestone leases two Bell 412s to FAASA for firefighting

Milestone Aviation Group (“Milestone”), announced today that it has entered into an agreement to lease two B412SP helicopters to FAASA Aviacion S.A. of Spain to support their expanded firefighting services. The two helicopters owned by Milestone, the global leader in helicopter leasing, were previously on lease to a Brazilian operator and utilized in oil and… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 05-Oct-17

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Council considering heliport on Buffalo waterfront

Council considering heliport on Buffalo waterfront

Buffalo’s waterfront has grown rapidly, with new restaurants, houses and parkland as well as an expanded marina. The Common Council are now considering the addition of a heliport to the area. They would need a special permit for the proposed site, next to Silo City, reports WBFO. . They hope that the new heliport will… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Oct-17

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Airbus boss Faury flies in H225 to demo confidence in type

Airbus boss Faury flies in H225 to demo confidence in type

Airbus CEO, Guillaume Faury, landed at the Helitech Expo in a Super Puma H225 to demonstrate the renewed safety of the helicopter type. The H225s were grounded after a fatal crash in Norway, where 13 people died. Since then, they have been cleared to fly, but operators in the North Sea are reluctant to reintroduce… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Oct-17

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Air Ambulance Service Expansion for University of Vermont Medical Centre

Air Ambulance Service Expansion for University of Vermont Medical Centre

Executives of the University of Vermont Medical Centre are currently negotiating with DHART to expand air ambulance services. They hope to complete the deal within the month, with operations beginning in 2018. The focus would be on inter-hospital transport of patients within the hospital’s service area, reports Seven Days VT.

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Oct-17

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Canada certifies PT6C-67A engine for AW609

Canada certifies PT6C-67A engine for AW609

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) announced today that its PT6C-67A helicopter engine – that powers the AW609, an aircraft that flies both horizontally and vertically – has achieved certification from Transport Canada. P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). FAA validation of the PT6C-67A engine is expected by the end of 2017 and… Read more »

Source: P&WC, 04-Oct-17

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ITT Enidine to display at Helitech 2017

ITT Enidine to display at Helitech 2017

ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) and its Enidine brand will showcase a portfolio of unique rotorcraft solutions at Helitech International 2017, October 3-5, in London. Enidine’s highly engineered solutions are central to increasing the longevity of flight critical rotorcraft components, protecting cabin interiors from noise and vibration, and improving the safety and comfort of passengers and… Read more »

Source: ITT, 04-Oct-17

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AMC Receives First-Ever Airbus Helicopters Certification

AMC Receives First-Ever Airbus Helicopters Certification

Able Aerospace Services Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has been awarded an operations specification by the FAA to complete airframe and Level 1 engine maintenance on the Airbus Helicopters AS350B2/B3 models. The new Operating Specification addition significantly expands the capabilities of the Able Maintenance Center (AMC), established by Able to provide a full suite of… Read more »

Source: Able Aerospace, 04-Oct-17

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Web Manuals Sweden adds new German customer

Web Manuals Sweden adds new German customer

Web Manuals Sweden AB, developer of digital documentation solutions for the aviation industry, is announcing German operator, Heli-Flight as its latest helicopter customer. For nearly 40 years, Heli-Flight has provided services in pilot training, supported the emergency medical services and worked with local governments to advance major projects. The company operates a fleet of seven… Read more »

Source: Web Manuals, 04-Oct-17

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McLarens Aviation to Exhibit at Helitech 2017

McLarens Aviation to Exhibit at Helitech 2017

McLarens Aviation is excited to be exhibiting at Helitech International Helicopter Expo & Conference at the ExCel London on 3 – 5 October 2017 and encourage you to attend. Members of our Asset, Risk and Claims Management teams will be on hand at our stand: F110 to provide an update on the range of services we offer the… Read more »

Source: McLarens Aviation, 04-Oct-17

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Leonardo introduces the AW189K helicopter at Helitech 2017

Leonardo introduces the AW189K helicopter at Helitech 2017

Leonardo announced today a further step to expand the range of capabilities available to the market with the introduction of the AgustaWestland AW189K helicopter. Under this designation, the successful super medium category type will feature the new generation 2,500 shp class Aneto-1K engine, unveiled by Safran Helicopter Engines at Helitech in London today. The AW189K… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 04-Oct-17

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Heli-One Norway Opens New Blade Shop

Heli-One Norway Opens New Blade Shop

Stavanger, Norway – Heli-One Norway, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, is opening a new 3500 square foot stateof-the-art blade repair and overhaul shop at its facility in Stavanger, Norway. This shop has capability to carry out repair and overhaul for Airbus AS332, H225, AS350/355; and Sikorsky S-92 blades. This… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 04-Oct-17

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GW Hospital Pushes for Law Rewrite after Las Vegas Shooting

GW Hospital Pushes for Law Rewrite after Las Vegas Shooting

The George Washington University Hospital has been fighting to get an agreement with the Advisory Neighborhood Commission of Foggy Bottom to rewrite a 30-year-old law that prohibits new helipad construction. After the mass shooting at Las Vegas, the need for the fastest transportation to a Level One Trauma Centre was shown evident. The law was… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Oct-17

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Possibility for Ela Goa Helipad Reopening

Possibility for Ela Goa Helipad Reopening

Goa Tourism Development Corporation is looking to reopen the Ela Goa helipad. The helipad is currently not in use, GTDC hopes to start up helicopter rides again in the area. As reported by Times of India, the helipad will be redeveloped if the proposal to reopen goes through.

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Oct-17

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Bristow cuts North Sea Engineering jobs

Bristow cuts North Sea Engineering jobs

After losing work with Dana Petroleum and BP, Bristow has had to make 12 engineering jobs redundant. These jobs come from their Shetland and Aberdeen operations. they are currently in consultation with trade unions and employees, reports BBC.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Oct-17

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MD Helicopters owner Lynn Tilton wins SEC case

MD Helicopters owner Lynn Tilton wins SEC case

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Oct-17

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Royal Thai Police becomes first H175 operator in Asia Pacific

Royal Thai Police becomes first H175 operator in Asia Pacific

The Royal Thai Police has received two H175 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters, making it the first in Asia Pacific to operate the newest rotorcraft. The Royal Thai Police will be using this super medium aircraft, equipped with the latest aircraft technology and capabilities, for VVIP transportation and various police missions. “We welcome the Royal Thai… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 03-Oct-17

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Safran unveils Aneto engine for heavier end of market

Safran unveils Aneto engine for heavier end of market

Safran Helicopter Engines is unveiling its brand-new Aneto high power engine family at Helitech International, in London. Designed for new super-medium and heavy helicopter market, it incorporates ground-breaking technologies, developed as part of the Safran Helicopter Engines R&D roadmap. Aneto family will feature several models covering 2500 to over 3000 shp power range. Bruno Even,… Read more »

Source: Safran, 03-Oct-17

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Patria details Helitech product offering

Patria details Helitech product offering

Patria attends Helitech International 2017 – the largest helicopter event in Europe, held on 3-5th October at ExCel in London – stand H31-G30. At the event Patria will showcase its helicopter life-cycle support covering a full range of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and supply services for helicopters, their components and equipment as well as… Read more »

Source: Patria, 03-Oct-17

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Air Methods renews Truth Data contract

Air Methods renews Truth Data contract

Air Methods announces renewal of Truth Data for flight operations and quality assurance (FOQA) and flight data monitoring (FDM) services. Truth Data provides FOQA and FDM services for data analytics, post-flight visualization and reporting. “Supporting Air Methods and its operations is extremely important to everyone at Truth Data,” says Peter Henrikson, president of Truth Data…. Read more »

Source: Truth Data, 03-Oct-17

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Scandair Equips H125s with Donaldson IBFs

Scandair contends with the challenges of flying three H125 helicopters in exceptionally fine dust on a daily basis and relies on Inlet Barrier Filters (IBFs) from Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) to protect its fleet’s engines. Flying a range of missions, including spreading lime, ash and forest fertilizer,… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 03-Oct-17

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Commercial Bell Helicopter at Helitech 2017

Commercial Bell Helicopter at Helitech 2017

During Helitech International 2017, Bell Helicopter will display Eastern Atlantic Helicopter’s VIP-configured Bell 429 at stand C40. The Bell 429 sets the bar for light twin helicopters on the market. With more than 300 Bell 429s in operation around the world, Europe continues to be a key market for this aircraft and is home to… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 03-Oct-17

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Eastern Army National Guard Aviation Training Site expands

Eastern Army National Guard Aviation Training Site expands

The Eastern Army National Guard Aviation Training Site celebrated its acquisition of a UH-60M, the newest model of Black Hawk helicopter, and a Black Hawk Aircrew Trainer (BAT) Device 5 simulator September 28 in a ceremony here. With these acquisitions, EAATS, administered by the Pennsylvania National Guard, will be the only site outside Fort Rucker,… Read more »

Source: DVIDS, 03-Oct-17

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Waypoint takes leased H225 to Helitech for Airbus

Waypoint takes leased H225 to Helitech for Airbus

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced a Waypoint Airbus H225 helicopter, operating on lease to Global Helicopter Service GmbH (“GHS”), will be used as a demonstrator and display aircraft at the Helitech International Helicopter Expo (“Helitech”), to take place at the ExCeL Convention Centre, London from 3-5 Oct… Read more »

Source: Waypoint, 03-Oct-17

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STARS raises $365,000 in single event

STARS raises $365,000 in single event

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) is pleased to announce that the sixth edition of CEO Rescue in the Rockies fundraiser has raised more than $365,000. Since 2011, the unique fundraiser has seen the Alberta community come together and raise more than $4 million for STARS. It was not a typical day for the… Read more »

Source: STARS, 03-Oct-17

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Campbell River Regional Hospital Awaits Helipad Certification

Campbell River Regional Hospital Awaits Helipad Certification

Campbell River Regional Hospital had their helipad tested this past Wednesday and Thursday. Official from Transport Canada had to spend both full days conducting tests. Officials from the hospital are worried that the helipad may not be what was ordered and that it will only receive a H1 certification instead of H2. If that is… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Oct-17

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New Helipad for Milford Sound

New Helipad for Milford Sound

Milford Sound is receiving a new helipad thanks to funding requests by Environmental Southland. Due to the many medical evacuations that occur at Milford Sound, the need for a hardened helipad area was growing. The new helipad will be build next to the visitor terminal. The accumulated funds came to $17,000 reports Stuff.

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Oct-17

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Bell to appeal $21.7M court judgement

Bell to appeal $21.7M court judgement

A Kentucky jury has decided that Bell must pay $21.7 million to the three families of the victims of a fatal crash in June 2013. The helicopter crashed feet from a helipad in an elementary school parking lots. The pilot, Eddy Sizemore and both paramedics Herman Dobbs and Jesse Jones were all killed. The representative… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Oct-17

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Airbus and HAX launch Four Month Program for Urban Air Mobility

Airbus and HAX launch Four Month Program for Urban Air Mobility

Airbus is joining with HAX to create a four-month program for “urban air mobility.” Based in Shenzhen, the program will help guide startups on the different aspects of flying cars or air taxis. Some of these aspects include collisions avoidance, air traffic management, autonomous flight and perception systems, reports TechCrunch. Each participant will receive a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Oct-17

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Airbus takes H225 to Helitech

Airbus takes H225 to Helitech

Airbus Helicopters have brought an H225 to the Helitech International show which starts tomorrow at the ExCeL exhibition centre close to London City Airport.  The helicopter touched down around 11.15L this morning.  In an attempt to improve the PR surrounding the helicopter type, Airbus has brought an example which they had stored at the factory… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Oct-17

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HeliOffshore steps up on key projects to achieve life-saving safety improvements

HeliOffshore steps up on key projects to achieve life-saving safety improvements

HeliOffshore is stepping up work on key projects that it has prioritised as having the greatest potential to save lives in offshore helicopter operations around the world. The association, which now has more than 100 members, is leading the offshore helicopter sector to close the safety gap with fixed-wing operations, with a new push to… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 02-Oct-17

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance appointed a fundraising director

Yorkshire Air Ambulance appointed a fundraising director

Garry Wilkinson, former Director of Fundraising and Marketing at Kirkwood Hospice, Huddersfield, joins the rapid response emergency charity following the retirement of Paul Gowland. Paul, who joined Yorkshire Air Ambulance as a community fundraiser 17 years ago, has been a significant figure in the development of the charity.  He created and led a hugely successful… Read more »

Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 02-Oct-17

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EJProjects Licenses VABS for Composite Rotor Blade Simulation

EJProjects Licenses VABS for Composite Rotor Blade Simulation

AnalySwift, LLC, a provider of efficient highfidelity modeling software for composites and other advanced materials, announced today that EJProjects has licensed its VABS software for use in simulating composite rotor blades. Based in the Netherlands, EJ-Projects is an engineering consultancy with specialties in modeling and simulation, loads, aeroelasticity and structural engineering. The company’s primary focus… Read more »

Source: AnalySwift, 02-Oct-17

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Why should you visit Helitech International 2017?

Why should you visit Helitech International 2017?

Helitech International, the largest civil rotorcraft show in Europe, will be bustling with the latest, cutting-edge technology at the ExCeL London this year. The industry’s biggest names, Bell Helicopter, Airbus Helicopters and Leonardo are all bringing their latest aircraft to the show, which will be complemented by a wide range of innovative technologies from avionics… Read more »

Source: Helitech 2017, 02-Oct-17

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Leonardo’s upgraded Super Lynx Makes Successful Maiden Flight

Leonardo’s upgraded Super Lynx Makes Successful Maiden Flight

Leonardo is pleased to announce the successful maiden flight of the first of eight upgraded Brazilian Navy Super Lynx Mk21B helicopters at its Yeovil facility, in southwest England, on 28th September 2017. The upgraded Lynx helicopters will give Brazil’s Naval Aviation a significant improvement in its capabilities, with much increased aircraft performance and mission effectiveness…. Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 02-Oct-17

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Metro Aviation adds first South African simulator customer

Metro Aviation adds first South African simulator customer

Aerios Global is the first South African company to train at the Helicopter Flight Training Center (HFTC) in Shreveport, Louisiana, and says they will be back annually.  The offshore and land-based helicopter services company, stationed in Cape Town, currently operates a variety of aircraft including an EC120, AS350, AS365 and the newest addition, the EC145. … Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 02-Oct-17

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Milestone and Babcock celebrate lease fleet of 50

Milestone and Babcock celebrate lease fleet of 50

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (Milestone) and Babcock Mission Critical Services Ltd. announce the sixth anniversary of their lease partnership. Milestone, the global leader in helicopter leasing, has served Babcock (and its predecessor companies) since 2011, first providing for the purchase/lease-back of three light-twin emergency medical service helicopters operated in Spain and Portugal. Today, Milestone leases… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 02-Oct-17

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CAAi signed a MoU with Kuwait DGCA

CAAi signed a MoU with Kuwait DGCA

CAA International (CAAi) the State-to-State technical cooperation arm of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kuwait Directorate General of Civil Aviation (KDGCA). Witnessed by the UK Secretary of State for Transport, Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, this signing supports future collaboration between CAAi and the DGCA,… Read more »

Source: CAA International, 02-Oct-17

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Babcock MCS Offshore boss quits for non-aviation job

Babcock MCS Offshore boss quits for non-aviation job

Aberdeen Harbour Board is delighted to announce that, following an extensive recruitment process, Michelle Handforth is to join in the role of Chief Executive. Michelle, who has 20 years of board and leadership experience in global, multi-site businesses, will succeed Colin Parker in her new role, however, Colin will remain in post as Chief Executive… Read more »

Source: Aberdeen Harbour Board, 02-Oct-17

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Air Dynasty adds Airbus H125 to fleet

Air Dynasty adds Airbus H125 to fleet

Air Dynasty factory made H-125 (Former AS 350 B3e) Helicopter manufactured by Airbus with Nepalese Registration of ‘9N-AMI’ has landed on the Eastern Helipad of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). The Helicopter was dispatched from Airbus Helicopter Southeast Asia, Singapore on 13th September and landed today at around 11:55 AM local time in Nepal via transiting… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 29-Sep-17

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Robertson Fuel Systems awarded $176M contract for Procurement of Fuel Systems for Apache AH-64

Robertson Fuel Systems awarded $176M contract for Procurement of Fuel Systems for Apache AH-64

Robertson Fuel Systems, Tempe, Arizona, has been awarded a $175,969,611 firm-fixed-price domestic and foreign military sales (India, Indonesia, Qatar, and United Kingdom) contract to procure auxiliary fuel systems including reduced size crashworthy external fuel systems and internal auxiliary fuel systems for the Apache AH-64 helicopter for domestic and foreign military sales. Bids were solicited via… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 29-Sep-17

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Lockheed awarded $10M contract for Test Equipment for AH-1Z Cobra

Lockheed awarded $10M contract for Test Equipment for AH-1Z Cobra

Lockheed Martin Corp., Missile and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, is being awarded $10,361,796 for three-year, firm-fixed-price, definitive job order N0016417FJ236 under basic ordering agreement (N00164-16-G-JQ87) for the procurement of test equipment.  This test equipment is to be utilized in an upcoming organic depot in support of the Target Sight System (TSS) on the AH-1Z Cobra… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 29-Sep-17

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PCX Aerostructures awarded $64M contract for Apache main rotor head maintenance and overhaul

PCX Aerostructures awarded $64M contract for Apache main rotor head maintenance and overhaul

PCX Aerostructures LLC,* Newington, Connecticut, was awarded a $63,911,873 firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance and overhaul of the Apache helicopter main rotor heads. Bids were solicited via the Internet with two received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 26, 2022. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 29-Sep-17

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