The Georgian Civil Aviation Agency has announced that they will be allowing the Austrian company, Wucher Helikopter and the German company, Helicopter Travel Munich, to offer flights for heli-skiing at Gudauri winter resort. The permits only allow flight under the Visual Flight Rules. The advantage of heli-skiing is that it offers extreme snowboarders and skiers… Read more »
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Children’s) flies more than 30,000 miles annually in Georgia’s only dedicated pediatric helicopter. They recently updated their capabilities with the world’s first EC145e, completed by Metro Aviation. The EC145e retains the power, performance and reliability of the legacy EC145, but with a useful load of up to 300 pounds more than… Read more »
Metro Aviation became the first North American customer for the EC145e when it contracted to purchase six helicopters and launched an extensive demo tour of the new lighter weight, lower cost version of the highly successful EC145. Metro recently identified Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta as the launch customer for the 145e and says they are… Read more »
Lightnin’ Production Rentals, a movie and television production rental company based in the Atlanta area, has ordered an Airbus Helicopters H130 to provide transportation to its clients. Lightnin’ Production Rentals is scheduled to take delivery of the aircraft in June. Acquiring a helicopter will allow the company to dramatically reduce its commuting time around the… Read more »
AirLife 6, an emergency medical helicopter operated by AirMethods Corporation, has taken up residence at the Covington Municipal Airport, and the community welcomed it with an open house last week at the airport. See Full Story
Gwinnett County MD 500E is the first of two aviation unit helicopters to get a make-over through the MDHI-exclusive, FAA-approved factory-recertification program Mesa, Ariz., September 30, 2015 – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today the delivery of a newly certified, zero-time MD 530F helicopter to the Gwinnett County Police Department. Previously operated as an MD… Read more »
The family members and estates of two Atlanta police officers killed two years ago this week when a department helicopter they were flying crashed into power lines along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive have filed lawsuits against several companies involved in the manufacture and maintenance of the aircraft. See Full Story
A lawsuit filed Monday blames Sikorsky for a fatal crash in Georgia eight months ago, saying manufactures failed to install a tiny part that caused the tail rotor to malfunction and sent the aircraft spinning out of control.
Beginning this summer, the Georgia Institute of Technology and CNN will embark on a joint research initiative to better understand the opportunities unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) present for media organizations, and to explore the access and safety issues that need to be addressed as part of any new regulatory framework. The project team will be… Read more »
Nearing its first anniversary as a Robinson Helicopter Dealer and Service Center, Precision Aviation Services (PAS), a Precision Aviation Group Company (PAG), has already sold 11 helicopters, surpassing the first-year requirement to sell eight. The majority of the helicopters PAG sold were Robinson’s newest, largest and most powerful helicopter, the R66, which is the manufacturer’s… Read more »
Since 1982, AeroQuest has been a leader in aircraft interior components manufacturing and specializes in turnkey products for business and commercial aircraft including showers, countertops, window shades, cabinetry, cabin peripheral panels, and other interior components. The company offers both build-to-print and design-to-build services. Glen Lynch, President & CEO of the GAL Aerospace Group of Companies,… Read more »
Word is just reaching the HeliHub.com office of a night training flight accident just before midnight on Wednesday involving a Black Hawk. One of the three crew was killed and the other two seriously injured. Helicopter was with the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Regiment out of Fort Campbell. More info will be posted here as… Read more »
The Georgia State Highway Patrol recently began a Night Vision Goggles (NVG) maintenance service with Night Flight Concepts®. “We are pleased to be starting an NVG maintenance relationship with the Georgia State Highway Patrol,” states David Luke, Vice-President Night Flight Concepts®. “We believe in building lasting relationships with our clients by offering best-in-class service, top of… Read more »
Privately owned Haverfield Aviation, Inc., announced today that it will be launching three new operational bases out of Denton, Texas; Ft. Wayne, Indiana; and Valdosta, Georgia. These three new bases will operate in conjunction with Haverfield’s existing corporate office based out of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The launch of these three new bases will now give Haverfield… Read more »
Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp., Atlanta, Ga., was awarded a $24,999,999 delivery order to contract HC1047-05-D-4000-0252 for PMA209 systems engineering, design and development. The delivery order will focus on achieving sensor suite integration, supporting sensor fusion algorithm development, making situational awareness enhancements and better supporting the system’s organic sustainment efforts for a variety of fixed… Read more »
Peachtree City, GA based Precision Aviation Services (PAS), a Precision Aviation Group Company (PAG) has announced that it has been named a Robinson Helicopter Dealer and Service Center. PAS, formerly Gardner Aviation Services (GAS) is actively selling R22, R44 and R66 model Robinson Helicopters through its facility located at Falcon Field at the Atlanta Regional… Read more »
The view from a helicopter in the air can be breathtaking, but it can also help breathe life into those riding inside. Because when lives are on the line, time can be the greatest enemy. (See Full Story)
The Atlanta Police Department’s small fleet of helicopters is scheduled to return to the air Monday, two weeks after the crash of their OH-6A N368PD that killed two law enforcement officers. (see full story) File photo
Air Evac Lifeteam hosted a ribbon cutting in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Liberty Regional Medical Center on Oct. 30 at 462 E.G. Miles Parkway in Hinesville. (see full story)
South Georgia Medical Center CEO Randy Sauls said the medical center is grateful to all who had a hand in the planning and execution of the project, which cost approximately $225,000 to build. (see full story)
Police helicopter crashed on night search operation, killing both officers on board – later named as Richard J. Halford and Shawn A. Smiley. Later report stated it hit a powerline pole and part of the cable was wrapped around the skids. Post crash fire.
Surveying And Mapping, Inc. has entered into an agreement with Corporate Aircraft Solutions, LLC, also know as Oasis Services, for the exclusive use of a rotary wing aircraft as a platform for airborne LiDAR deployment. The aircraft, a Bell 206L-1 helicopter, is based near SAM, Inc. headquarters in Austin, Texas and will allow the company… Read more »
Med-Trans Corporation and AirMed of Augusta, Georgia announced today a newly formed partnership between the twoorganizations to operate the AirMed air medical services.Â Â The newly formed partnership will work in unison to manage the highly regarded AirMed flight program well into the future. The two organizations recently joined forces as AirMed was looking to establish a… Read more »
In its continuing effort to provide the best products and value-added services to the Aerospace and Defense Industry, Precision Aviation Group (PAG) completed an expansion of its Headquarters located at 495 Lake Mirror Road in Atlanta, Ga. â€œWe are excited about another expansion of our Atlanta facility.Â This is our fourth expansion in the last 12… Read more »
Join the Atlanta Aero Club as it welcomes Matt Zuccaro, president of the Helicopter Association International (HAI), at a luncheon on June 7, 2012 at the Capital City Club Downtown, Atlanta, Ga. All HAI members are invited and will receive the Aero Club member discount for attendance. Zuccaro, who became HAI President in 2005, has… Read more »
Atlanta-based Precision Aviation Group (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the Worldwide Aerospace and Defense industries, announces the launch of the Rotorcraft Services Division at its subsidiary Gardner Aviation Services (GAS).Â This Division will provide Helicopter-specific Avionics Upgrades/Installs, Airframe Maintenance, and MRO services at GAS’ 35,000 square foot facilities located at… Read more »
The World Record Helicopter Team, based in Murrieta Calif., set a new world speed record from San Diego Calif. to Savannah/Hilton Head Ga. and back, on Sept. 17, 2011. Flying a Robinson R44 Raven II, the four-man team departed from Brown Field when the race clock started at 7:28 a.m. Despite some extreme weather conditions… Read more »
From: The World Record Helicopter Team & USA Academy Of Aviation Inc. French Valley Airport ( F70) Murrieta, Ca. Tel 951-551 6592- 951-600 2883. when: In September 2011. From Where: From Brown Airport, San Diego- to Savannah Hilton Head, GA, and back. Departure Time will be 6 o’clock AM. What is the current record and… Read more »
Two ArmyÂ pilots were killed when their helicopter crashed during a training exercise on a live-fire range.Â Pilots named as Capt. John D. Hortman, 30, of Inman, SC, and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Steven B. Redd, 37, of Lancaster, CA. Both served in the 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment stationed at Fort Campbell,… Read more »
Michael Edward Todd, 31, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court last month to conspiring to illegally export the parts. He is scheduled for sentencing in August.Â Â Hamid â€œHankâ€ Seifi, pleaded guilty to that charge and to violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. Seifi was sentenced to 56 months in prison, followed by three years… Read more »
Professional Aviation Associates, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced it recently signed an agreement with Parker Hannifin Corporationâ€™s Stratoflex Products Division to be an Authorized Stratoflex Hose Distributor. Professional Aviation has a long relationship with Stratoflex, manufacturing Technical Standard Order (TSO) hoses as a sub-distributor for Parker for the last 18 years. Professional Aviationâ€™s current hose… Read more »
Professional Aviation Associates, 27-Apr-11
Atlanta, GAÂ – based Precision Aviation Group (PAG), exclusive provider of ISMROÂ® (Inventory Supported Maintenance Repair & Overhaul), announces the acquisition ofÂ Peachtree City, GAÂ – based Gardner Aviation Specialist (GAS), an FAA Repair Station specializing in Avionics Installations, “Glass Panel” upgrades, Â Aircraft Maintenance, and MRO Services. The GAS purchase allows PAG to expand the services it provides… Read more »
ADDISON, Texas, November 22, 2010 — Omniflight Helicopters, Inc., a leading national provider of air medical services, has launched its OmniAdvantage family membership program in eight of the 18 states in which it offers service. Omniflight is introducing OmniAdvantage as a supplemental insurance offering to give the millions of families in its service regions the… Read more »
In its continuing effort to provide the best products and value-added services to the aerospace and defense industry, Precision Aviation Group (PAG) â€“ the exclusive provider of ISMRO (Inventory Supported Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul) â€“ began work on expanding its headquarters at 495 Lake Mirror Road in Atlanta, GA. The continued growth of PAGâ€™s four… Read more »
Air Methods Corp., owner and operator of Air Life Georgia, has established a new community base model of operations at the Jasper Airport. They have helicopters based in Cobb, Coweta, Hall, Rockdale, Spalding and now Pickens County.
Two-term Governor of Georgia Sonny Perdue has managed to add two significant aviation ratings to his commercial pilot certificate. On September 6th, the Governor took advantage of the Labor Day holiday and passed both the Helicopter Commercial and Helicopter Flight Instructor practical check rides. An experienced 3000-hour Commercial Pilot, the Governor added a Private Helicopter… Read more »
The R44 was expected to arrive at 5 p.m. Monday at the helipad at the Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa in Young Harris, Ga., about 90 miles from Atlanta.Â The helicopter was last heard from during a refueling stop in Madison.
The first two helicopters of the Marine Light Attack Squadron 773 â€” an AH-1W Super Cobra and a UH-1N Huey â€” arrived at Robins recently. Seven additional helicopters will be following in the coming days and weeks.
The Atlanta Helicopter Pilots Association will hold their spring meeting at the 57th Fighter Squadron Restaurant on June 5, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. Fly-inâ€™s are to park on the Epps ramp. There will be a shuttle service to and from the 57th. The airspace will be closed from 1200 â€“ 1700, but the tower will… Read more »
Atlanta Helicopter Pilots Association, 04-Feb-10
The Atlanta Police Departmentâ€™s Aviation Unit completed the Turn Green, Turn-Keyâ„¢ program offered by Night Flight Concepts (NFC).Â Night Flight Concepts is the industryâ€™s premier provider of night vision goggles, training and maintenance. Atlanta PDâ€™s comprehensive NVG training package took place on-site at the departmentsâ€™ flight operation facility in their MD-500E aircraft. Included in NFCâ€™s… Read more »
Helicopter Express’s strategy of always investing in new equipment has helped set it apart from its competitors, and helped ensure its continued growth and success, as Dan Megna reports in this article from the October-November issue of Vertical.
On Wednesday, Palmyra Medical Center announced the implementation of a new service officials say will benefit the whole community. Palmyra has teamed up with Air-Evac Medical Services of Cordele to provide helicopter medical services to patients and hospitals in the Albany area.
Sikorsky Global Helicopters, a Sikorsky company, recently delivered an S-300C(TM) helicopter to Superior Flight School of Greater Atlanta, Ga. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp