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Oregon Dept Fish and Wildlife replaces helicopters with drones

Oregon Dept Fish and Wildlife replaces helicopters with drones

From their vantage point high atop the Oregon Coast Range, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist Herman Biederbeck and two researchers from Oregon State University can see almost forever as the first rays of sunlight peek over the top of Saddle Mountain in the distance to the east. Below is the Young’s River basin… Read more »

Source: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 25-May-17

Big Mountain Heli Tour partners with Leading Edge Aviation

Big Mountain Heli Tour partners with Leading Edge Aviation

Big Mountain Heli Tours is partnering with Leading Edge Aviation Inc. to bring helicopter tours to Central Oregon. Well-known landscapes such as Smith Rock State Park, Cascade Range and Lava Lands will now be available for helicopter tours. Big Mountain Heli Tours CEO, Patric Douglas hopes to transport resort guests to and from sceneries such… Read more »

Source: Helihub.com, 21-Dec-16

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Life Flight Network Wins Oregon award

Life Flight Network Wins Oregon award

Life Flight Network was recognized last week by Oregon Business as the best large nonprofit to work for in Oregon. For the seventh year in a row, Life Flight Network has been ranked in the top 15 best large nonprofit employers to work for in Oregon. This is the second time Life Flight Network has… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 06-Oct-16

Oregon Army National Guard medevac helicopter unit restructures and renames

Oregon Army National Guard medevac helicopter unit restructures and renames

The Oregon Army National Guard’s medical evacuation helicopter unit, well-known for assisting with mountain rescues, underwent a name change due to the restructuring of the Army National Guard. The unit, formerly known as Company C (Charlie), 7-158th Aviation Regiment, was deactivated during a ceremony, August 7, at the Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF #1) in… Read more »

Source: US Army, 10-Aug-16

Two former employees of Hillcrest Aircraft accused of embezzling $250K

Two former employees of Hillcrest Aircraft accused of embezzling $250K

A 67-year-old bookkeeper and her 42-year-old son, a former mechanic at Hillcrest Aircraft Co. are each charged with two counts of grand theft by embezzlement.  See full story

Source: Washington Times, 27-Mar-16

Hillsboro Aviation named commercial sales agent for Airbus Helicopters

Hillsboro Aviation named commercial sales agent for Airbus Helicopters

Hillsboro Aviation Inc. will become the Airbus Helicopters exclusive commercial aircraft sales agent for the Pacific Northwest and Alaska under an agreement announced Tuesday by officials of Airbus Helicopters Inc. The exclusive sales agent agreement is the first authorized by Airbus Helicopters Inc. in the company’s 47-year history. Based in Hillsboro, Ore. since 1980, Hillsboro… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Mar-16

Oregon Coast Guard base at Newport saved for two more years

Oregon Coast Guard base at Newport saved for two more years

Today, members of Oregon’s Congressional Delegation announced they have secured a provision in the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015 that would keep the Newport air facility open for at least two years. Due to budget cuts, the Coast Guard threatened in 2014 to close the Newport air facility– which handles half of the emergency… Read more »

Source: Oregon, 14-Dec-15

Erickson Air-Crane new training site faces protests

Erickson Air-Crane new training site faces protests

The manager of Josephine County airports addressed concerns over a possible training site for Erickson, an aviation company which specializes in government services, manufacturing and MRO, and commercial services such as firefighting, energy construction, timber harvesting, HVAC & specialty, and oil and gas. See Full Story

Source: KTVL, 09-Dec-15

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Jerry Trim­ble Heli­copters adds Elite helicopter sim

Jerry Trim­ble Heli­copters adds Elite helicopter sim

Jerry Trim­ble Heli­copters (JTH) in McMin­nville, Ore­gon recently added an ELITE TH100 Heli­copter Advanced Avi­a­tion Train­ing Device (AATD) to their flight train­ing pro­grams. The TH100 will be used to lower train­ing cost, increase pro­fi­ciency and enhance the safety of stu­dents and pilots. JTH is rec­og­nized in the heli­copter com­mu­nity for their top-notch train­ing pro­grams and… Read more »

Source: Elite, 22-Oct-15

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Precision Aviation Training raises Cabri fleet to four

Precision Aviation Training raises Cabri fleet to four

The recent arrival of serials 1108 and 1109 takes the Guimbal Cabri fleet at Precision Aviation Training to four, and a recent post on the Precision Facebook page showed them being prepared for their FAA checks. Serial 1108 is registered N367PA in the name of Precision Flight Training LLC, while Serial 1109 is registered N369PA… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Oct-15

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New helipad in Cottage Grove aids air ambulance service

New helipad in Cottage Grove aids air ambulance service

A new helipad at Cottage Grove Community Medical Center moves air ambulance service just that much closer to the facility. See Full Story

Source: KVAL, 28-Sep-15

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19-Aug-15 N1043T Sikorsky S61 Ironside, US-Oregon

The commercial pilot reported that shortly after picking up a bucket of water from a pond he gained airspeed and initiated a climbing left turn back towards the fire. As the helicopter started to climb, he heard a drop in RPM and the helicopter lost power. He attempted to continue the climb; however, the helicopter… Read more »

19-Aug-15

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Hillsboro Aviation Breaks Ground on Corporate HQ

Hillsboro Aviation Breaks Ground on Corporate HQ

Hillsboro Aviation is excited to announce it has broken ground on its new corporate headquarters with an executive office and hangar complex in Hillsboro, Oregon. With completion expected in 2016, the building, which is the second phase of the company’s long-term 425,000 square foot development project, will accommodate its growing business sectors. “I am thrilled… Read more »

Source: Hillsboro, 18-Aug-15

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Erickson moving dozens of employees to Medford

Erickson moving dozens of employees to Medford

Erickson’s decision to consolidate operations from the former Evergreen Helicopter facility in McMinnville to Southern Oregon and Portland will result in 25 employees relocating to the Medford area. See Full Story

Source: Mail Tribune, 10-Aug-15

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Jerry Trimble Helicopters Announces Autorotation Contest Winners

Jerry Trimble Helicopters Announces Autorotation Contest Winners

Jerry Trimble Helicopters (JTH) hosted the Fifth Annual Autorotation Contest on Sunday June 28th 2015 at McMinnville Municipal Airport. The event raised money for Habitat for Humanity®, Homeward Bound Animal Shelter, Boy Scouts of America®, and the Lions Club International®. In addition, it encouraged safety awareness by testing the emergency procedure skill of pilots from… Read more »

Source: JTH, 09-Jul-15

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Oregon Coast Guard unit likely to win 12 months more funding

Oregon Coast Guard unit likely to win 12 months more funding

Oregon lawmakers announced Thursday they are one step closer to being able to keep the Newport-based U.S. Coast Guard helicopter facility open through September 2016.  See full story

Source: Oregon Live, 19-Jun-15

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31-May-15 N462CC Bell UH-1B Minam Lodge Cove, US-Oregon

Substantially damaged in heavy landing

31-May-15

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Whistleblower videos reveal helicopter spraying workers with weed killers

Whistleblower videos reveal helicopter spraying workers with weed killers

Exposed atop the barren clearcut in Oregon’s coastal mountains, he hid in the only place he could. See Full Story

Source: Oregonlive, 22-May-15

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Sunset Aviation Service launches new website

Sunset Aviation Service launches new website

Sunset Aviation Service, Inc. located in Aurora Oregon is proud to announce our new website at www.sunsetaviationservice.com along with a new phone number of 503-776-5053. Our capabilities list has also been expanded to better serve more of the helicopter industry. Sunset Aviation Service was awarded the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) certificate… Read more »

Source: Sunset Aviation Service, 30-Apr-15

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Tillamook is Oregon Lifeguard’s newest base

Tillamook is Oregon Lifeguard’s newest base

Oregon Lifeguard opened the first locally based air medical transport in Tillamook County this month. See Full Story

Source: Tillamook Headlight Herald, 28-Apr-15

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Hillsboro Aviation takes delivery of AS350B3e and has options for five more

Hillsboro Aviation takes delivery of AS350B3e and has options for five more

Hillsboro Aviation Inc., a leading provider of helicopter and airplane services and charter operations in the Pacific Northwest, has purchased its first new Airbus Helicopters aircraft and has signed an option agreement with Airbus Helicopters Inc. enabling it to purchase up to five more. Hillsboro has already taken delivery of its first aircraft, an industry… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 03-Mar-15

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28-Feb-15 N7425T Robinson R44 Lexington, US-Oregon

Force landing on a road intersection

28-Feb-15

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Oregon – Life Flight Network to base a 24×7 AW119Kx in Astoria

Oregon – Life Flight Network to base a 24×7 AW119Kx in Astoria

Life Flight Network (LFN), the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States, announced it will be opening a base in Astoria, Oregon. The base will begin 24/7 operations May 15, 2015. The LFN base in Astoria will significantly improve access to air medical resources along the Oregon and Washington Coast. Columbia Memorial… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 12-Feb-15

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Pacific Air Research and pilot contest fines in Oregon pesticide violation case

Pacific Air Research and pilot contest fines in Oregon pesticide violation case

A helicopter spraying company and a pilot who were each fined $10,000 for spraying pesticides on rural homes in Southern Oregon have asked for an administrative hearing at which they will contest the penalty.  see full story.  This article refers to the helicopter being an OH-58

Source: MyInforms, 12-Feb-15

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Emergency Medical Helicopter to Base at the Rexburg – Madison County Airport

Emergency Medical Helicopter to Base at the Rexburg – Madison County Airport

Life Flight Network (LFN), the largest not-­‐for-­‐profit air medical transport service in the United States, announced it will be opening a base at the Rexburg-­‐Madison County Airport (Rexburg, Idaho). The base is scheduled to begin 24/7 operation February 20th, 2015. Basing an aircraft in Rexburg will reduce the time it takes to transfer critical patients… Read more »

Source: Life Flight, 06-Jan-15

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Congress keeps Newport USCG helicopter base open for a year

Congress keeps Newport USCG helicopter base open for a year

The U.S. Coast Guard helicopter base in Newport – known as Yaquina Bay – has won a reprieve from Congress and will remain open for a further 12 months.  Democratic members from Oregon have announced that they were able to attach a provision to the Coast Guard authorization bill, effectively requiring them to keep the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Dec-14

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Newport helicopter facility gets 2-week reprieve

Newport helicopter facility gets 2-week reprieve

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley’s office says the Coast Guard will delay the closure of a helicopter station in Newport by two weeks. See Full Story

Source: SFgate, 29-Oct-14

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Hillsboro Aviation to expand with first structure on Hillsboro Airport’s north side

Hillsboro Aviation to expand with first structure on Hillsboro Airport’s north side

A major user of the Hillsboro Airport is planning to expand and will become the first to take residence in the airport’s north side. See Full Story

Source: Oregonlive, 17-Oct-14

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Evergreen lawsuit over deadly Peruvian crash will play out in Oregon

Evergreen lawsuit over deadly Peruvian crash will play out in Oregon

A lawsuit brought against Evergreen Helicopters Inc. by survivors of eight Peruvians killed in a 2008 helicopter crash will play out in Oregon courts rather than in Peru, where the crash occurred. See Full Story

Source: Biz Journals, 14-Oct-14

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REACH, AirLink CCT, and Cal-Ore Life Flight form the Oregon Medical Transport Team

REACH, AirLink CCT, and Cal-Ore Life Flight form the Oregon Medical Transport Team

REACH Air Medical Services announces that the final Asset Purchase Agreement has been executed to acquire the North Bend and Klamath Falls, OR Emergency Airlift (EAL) emergentair ambulance service lines and assets.The purchase will expand the air ambulance programs of REACH, Cal-Ore LifeFlight and AirLink Critical Care Transport (CCT), now collectively known as the Oregon… Read more »

Source: REACH, 08-Oct-14

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US Coast Guard to close Oregon base on 30 November

US Coast Guard to close Oregon base on 30 November

The Coast Guard is slated to close its air facility in Newport, Oregon, on Nov. 30. The change comes as a result of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 that authorized the Service to close the facility in light of ongoing resource reductions. Through targeted investment over the past decade, the Coast Guard has significantly… Read more »

Source: USCG, 07-Oct-14

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Ag helicopter pilot fined $10,000, loses license for a year

Ag helicopter pilot fined $10,000, loses license for a year

A helicopter pilot who flew over Curry County residents last October and sprayed them with herbicides meant for timberland will have his spraying license revoked for a year and be fined $10,000, the maximum allowed by law, the Oregon Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday. See Full Story

Source: Oregonlive, 14-Aug-14

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Erickson Announces Date for Second Quarter 2014 Results

Erickson Announces Date for Second Quarter 2014 Results

Erickson (“Erickson” or “the Company”), a leading global provider of aviation services to a diverse mix of commercial and government customers, and the vertically-integrated manufacturer and operator of the powerful heavy-lift Erickson S-64 Aircrane helicopter, today announced that it will release its earnings results for the second quarter 2014 ended June 30, 2014 on Thursday,… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 01-Aug-14

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03-Jul-14 N684PC Bell 47G3B2 Gaston, US-Oregon

Rigging for lifting work caught on skid on take-off and helicopter fell to the ground hard.  Pilot reported here as 31-year-old Warren Larson

03-Jul-14

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Columbia Helicopters names VP of Supply Chain and Manufacturing

Columbia Helicopters names VP of Supply Chain and Manufacturing

Columbia Helicopters is pleased to name Mike Brunner as the company’s new Vice President of Supply Chain and Manufacturing. He will begin work for the company in mid-July. Brunner joins Columbia Helicopters with a diverse and deep background in supply chain, manufacturing, military aircraft maintenance, leadership, and international business. Most recently, he has been with… Read more »

Source: Columbia Helicopters, 06-Jun-14

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Jerry Trimble Helicopters organises 4th annual autorotation competition

Jerry Trimble Helicopters organises 4th annual autorotation competition

Jerry Trimble Helicopters (JTH) is planning a fun summer at the McMinnville, OR airport with two upcoming events: the JTH 4th annual touchdown autorotation contest and a Poker Run. The 4th Annual Touchdown Auto Rotation competition is slated to be held on June 22, 2014. New this year is a flour bag bombing contest. Spectators… Read more »

Source: Jerry Trimble Helicopters, 06-Jun-14

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Safety Analysis: Most Helicopter Accidents Occurring in U.S. West and South

Safety Analysis: Most Helicopter Accidents Occurring in U.S. West and South

As part of its ongoing accident analysis, the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) has categorized U.S. civil helicopter data by U.S. state for the period of 2008 through 2013.  It continues to see the West and the South as ground zero for the majority of accidents.  Fatal accidents, for the most part, also follow… Read more »

Source: IHST, 13-May-14

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Pacific Air Research could face herbicide penalties

Pacific Air Research could face herbicide penalties

A state investigation has determined that a helicopter hired to spray herbicides on some commercial timberlands in southwestern Oregon more than likely allowed some to fall over people’s homes as it flew by.  See full story

Source: KAJO, 09-Apr-14

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04-Apr-14 N361CR AgustaWestland AW109SP Astoria, US-Oregon

A ship pilot was seriously injured when he was being transferred via external sling from the helicopter to a container ship at night.  No damage to helicopter

04-Apr-14

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Hillsboro Aviation announces new financing options for flight training

Hillsboro Aviation announces new financing options for flight training

Hillsboro Aviation, one of the largest combined airplane and helicopter flight training schools in the United States, has numerous financing options for flight training available, including a new loan program that offers up to full program financing. Loan programs are not the only available program financing options. Hillsboro Aviation is also approved by the U.S…. Read more »

Source: Hillsboro Aviation, 26-Mar-14

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Life Flight Network earns AAMS Excellence in Community Service Award

Life Flight Network earns AAMS Excellence in Community Service Award

Life Flight Network (LFN), the nation’s largest not-for-profit air medical transport service, receives the AAMS Excellence in Community Service Award at a March 11th, 2014 ceremony in Washington, D.C. AAMS presents this award annually to recognize an exceptional emergency medical transport organization who demonstrates broad-based continuing commitment to the communities they serve. LFN is recognized… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 19-Mar-14

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Helicopter noise upsets Bend Airport neighbors

Helicopter noise upsets Bend Airport neighbors

The open house at the Bend Municipal Court was called to discuss the process of of an upcoming environmental assessment for the proposed new helicopter area on the northeast part of the airport property.  See full story

Source: KTVZ, 05-Mar-14

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Guimbal delivers first Cabri in US – many more to follow

Guimbal delivers first Cabri in US – many more to follow

On Tuesday, February 25th Precision Helicopters is taking delivery of their first new-generation training helicopter, the Guimbal Cabri G2, which is the first of this type in the USA, at the HAI Heli-Expo in Anaheim, CA. Precision’s Managing Director David Rath is signing the delivery with Bruno Guimbal, President and CEO of the manufacturer Guimbal…. Read more »

Source: Guimbal, 03-Mar-14

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Hillsboro Aviation receives IS-BAO accreditation

Hillsboro Aviation receives IS-BAO accreditation

In existence since 2002, the IS-BAO program, developed by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), is an internationally-recognized set of safety standards for business aviation. Last week, Hillsboro Aviation joined an elite group of operators by achieving Stage 1 IS-BAO accreditation. With 700 registrants in 35 countries, the IS-BAO program is recognized as the industry… Read more »

27-Feb-14

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Erickson graduates from Oregon Occupational Safety and Health program

Erickson graduates from Oregon Occupational Safety and Health program

Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC; “Erickson” or “the Company”), a leading global provider of aviation services to a diverse mix of commercial and government customers, and the vertically-integrated manufacturer and operator of the powerful heavy-lift Erickson S-64 Aircrane helicopter, announced today that it has been awarded the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) Safety and… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 26-Feb-14

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Air Rescue Systems teams up with European Air Services

Air Rescue Systems teams up with European Air Services

Air Rescue Systems (ARS) of Ashland, Oregon and European Air Services (EAS) of Prague, Czech Republic have teamed up to introduce helicopter precision flight and specialized operational training to operators in Europe. With the growing need for advanced and specialized training and relatively few competitors, the two partners have identified great potential in Europe. “We… Read more »

Source: Air Rescue Systems, 25-Feb-14

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Advanced Helicopter+Rescue Techniques opens 12,000 sq.ft training facility

Advanced Helicopter+Rescue Techniques opens 12,000 sq.ft training facility

Advanced Helicopter+Rescue Techniques opens 12,000 sq./ft. training facility to enhance safety and training opportunities for companies, pilots and crewmembers alike. Advanced Helicopter + Rescue Techniques LLC (AH+RT), based in Portland, Ore., provides comprehensive training services covering a variety of rotary wing, aerial firefighting and technical rescue skill sets, aviation program management consulting and ‘turn-key’ aviation… Read more »

Source: AH+RT, 24-Feb-14

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Air Rescue Systems adds MD Explorer

Air Rescue Systems adds MD Explorer

Air Rescue Systems Corp. (ARS) is proud to debut our MD 902 Explorer, allmission platform, as the latest addition to our fleet. The 902 will be center stage at MDHI’s Heli-Expo booth. The new aircraft is equipped as single pilot IFR and NVG. It’s outfitted for medevac, rescue hoist and FAST rope/Heli-Rappel ops. This platform… Read more »

Source: Air Rescue Systems, 23-Feb-14

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Competition forces Air Methods to close two Oregon bases

Competition forces Air Methods to close two Oregon bases

According to Tim Rawlings, manager of competitor Life Flight Network, both Air Methods’ bases at Ontario and La Grande closed late last week after only about three months operating.  See full story

Source: Argus Observer, 08-Jan-14

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28-Oct-13 N16673 Bell 206B Roseburg, US-Oregon

Crashed into river, taking some power lines with it.  Pilot Fred Wittlake, 55 suffered a broken arm and broken ribs.  The two passengers were two state Department of Fish & Wildlife biologists – Holly Huchko, 34, suffered a broken back, and Eric Himmelreich, 35, broke two vertebrae

28-Oct-13

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TriState CareFlight Reaches Fleet Milestone of 60,000 Hours

TriState CareFlight Reaches Fleet Milestone of 60,000 Hours

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that TriState CareFlight, an air medical transport service operating in the Southwestern United States, has reached a fleet milestone of 60,000 hours. TriState Care Flight operates a total of 40 aircraft, including 22 AW119’s and 10 AW109 Power’s. The EMS configured interiors allow for the finest patient… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 24-Oct-13

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Life Flight Network Signs Firm Orders for Three AW119Kx

Life Flight Network Signs Firm Orders for Three AW119Kx

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce Life Flight Network has signed firm orders for three AW119Kx single engine helicopters, completing the 15 helicopter acquisition plan, to meet its future air medical helicopter transport requirements. The contract was signed today by Michael Griffiths, Life Flight Network’s CEO, and Robert Brant, Vice President of Sales… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 22-Oct-13

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Helicopter operator proposes take-over of FBO services at Astoria Regional Airport

Helicopter operator proposes take-over of FBO services at Astoria Regional Airport

Kyle Fortune, maintenance base manager for Ashland-based utility helicopter company Brim Aviation, will present his company’s proposal to take over fueling, fixed-base operation an other services from the Port of Astoria at the Astoria Regional Airport in Warrenton.  see full story

Source: Daily Astorian, 14-Oct-13

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Two EMS helicopters grounded awaiting routine FAA inspection

Two EMS helicopters grounded awaiting routine FAA inspection

Two Life Flight helicopters that operate in Portland and southwest Washington have been grounded due to the government shutdown.  See full story More and more aircraft and helicopters are expected to be caught up in this, and the resultant backlog will take some time to clear

Source: KGW, 14-Oct-13

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11-Oct-13 N620TA Enstrom F28F Jordan Valley, US-Oregon

Pilot/owner Caroll Palmer and his son Benjamin Palmer were on board when the helicopter went down shortly after take off

11-Oct-13

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Maintenance chief pleads guilty to fraud in fatal S61 crash

Maintenance chief pleads guilty to fraud in fatal S61 crash

Prosecutors say that when the U.S. Forest Service solicited bids for helicopters to be used in firefighting operations, Metheny submitted proposals with altered performance charts and falsified weight and balance records. Then, after winning the $20M contract, the incorrect information was given to pilots who had to calculate the maximum payload capacity during firefighting operations…. Read more »

27-Sep-13

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16-Sep-13 N204UH Bell UH-1B Idanha, US-Oregon (1F)

Logging operations – it appears the pilot released the logs, indicating he knew of a problem prior to the crash. Witnesses then saw a rotor separate from the helicopter followed by it turning upside down and falling to the ground. Pilot was named as William Bart Colantuono, 54, of Indialantic, FL

16-Sep-13

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Life Flight Network introduces AW119Kx at two Oregon bases

Life Flight Network introduces AW119Kx at two Oregon bases

Life Flight Network (LFN), the nation’s largest not-for-profit air medical transport service with headquarters in Aurora, Oregon, announces new AgustaWestland 119Kx “Koala” medical helicopters developed for the company have been placed into service at its Pendleton and La Grande, Oregon bases. These top-of-the-line helicopters provide the fastest air medical transport for critically ill or injured… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 28-Aug-13

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Hillsboro Aviation brings Bell 407GX to Pacific Northwest

Hillsboro Aviation brings Bell 407GX to Pacific Northwest

Hillsboro Aviation is hosting an Aircraft Showcase next week featuring some of the leading names in aviation, including Bell Helicopter, Cessna and Garmin. The new Cessna 240 TTx and Cessna Caravan EX as well as Bell Helicopter’s 407 GX featuring the first FAA-certified Garmin G1000H integrated avionics installation in a helicopter will be on display… Read more »

Source: Hillsboro Aviation, 20-Aug-13

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12-Aug-13 N62PJ MD Helicopters MD500E Burns, US-Oregon

Operating for US Dept of Justice, and with Harney County Deputy Sheriff Chris Nisbet on board, the pilot was involved in a federal, state and county marijuana eradication program. Reported engine failure.  Tail boom chopped, port skid collapsed, helicopter on port side

12-Aug-13

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Leading Edge Offers 141 Approved NVG Training

Leading Edge Offers 141 Approved NVG Training

Leading Edge Aviation, Inc. of Bend, Oregon is pleased to announce that they have entered into a training partnership with Texas based Night Flight Concepts. Night Flight Concepts President, Adam Aldous said, “Night Flight Concepts is proud to have Leading Edge Aviation as the newest Alignment Training Center for premier NVG training solutions in the… Read more »

Source: Leading Edge Aviation, 01-Jul-13

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25-Jun-13 N74666 Robinson R44 Mill Creek, US-Oregon

Wire strike in hover

25-Jun-13

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24-Jun-13 N603HH Robinson R22 Hillsboro, US-Oregon

Force landed in field

24-Jun-13

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Life Flight Network adopts Aladtec’s scheduling software

Life Flight Network adopts Aladtec’s scheduling software

With multiple locations and over 200 employees covering thousands of miles throughout Oregon, Washington and Idaho, Life Flight Network says that they had outgrown the usefulness of spreadsheet crew scheduling. “The spreadsheet did not allow for individual employee schedule changes without involving managers/schedulers. The option of empowering the employee to self-submit availability, make trades, and… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 31-May-13

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Empty Carson Helicopter hangar sold

Empty Carson Helicopter hangar sold

Josephine county Airports Manager, Larry Graves, said the purchase of a hanger by Elite Aviation from Carson Helicopters may bring more jobs. (See Full Story)

Source: KTVL, 31-May-13

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Erickson Air-Crane Announces New $100M Revolving Credit Facility

Erickson Air-Crane Announces New $100M Revolving Credit Facility

Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), (“Erickson” or “the Company”), a leading global provider of aviation services to a diverse mix of commercial and government customers and the vertical manufacturer and operator of the powerful, heavy-lift helicopter, the Erickson S-64 Aircrane, announced today that it had entered into a new $100 million, five-year revolving credit facility with… Read more »

Source: Erickson Air-Crane, 03-May-13

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REACH receives FAA approval for GPS approaches in Oregon

REACH receives FAA approval for GPS approaches in Oregon

REACH Air Medical Services (REACH) is pleased to announce approval from the FAA to use its own GPS approaches and routes, directly to hospitals and landing sites in Western Oregon. REACH is the first Helicopter Emergency Management Service (HEMS) program to commit assets to serve the Oregon Coast and Willamette Valley. These areas are often… Read more »

Source: REACH Air, 19-Apr-13

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Pacific Coast Avionics Receives Aspen Award

Pacific Coast Avionics Receives Aspen Award

Pacific Coast Avionics Corporation Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Dewey Conroy, has announced that his firm has received its third consecutive annual award as an Aspen Elite Dealer. “To have received this award for the third consecutive year is an honor,” said Conroy. “Working with Aspen has been great every step of the way…. Read more »

Source: Pacific Coast Avionics, 08-Apr-13

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Helicopter Transport Services to move from Corvallis

Helicopter Transport Services to move from Corvallis

“We ran out of space in the existing facility we have, and we needed a place where we could expand and where we could own the land,” HTS operations manager Mark Pilon said. (see full story)

Source: Register Guard, 15-Feb-13

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Oregon UH-1 operator for sale

Oregon UH-1 operator for sale

Classifieds website Craigslist is currently hosting the following advert (here) “Timberline Air Service is a complete turn-key external load helicopter company that is currently operating Bell UH-1Ls. Timberline has been operating since 1983, the company includes complete ground support equipment, extensive spares inventory to support both UH-1Ls. Timberline has an excellent work history and potential… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Jan-13

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Morning fire quickly extinguished at Erickson HQ

Morning fire quickly extinguished at Erickson HQ

Firefighters from Jackson County Fire District Three and Medford Fire and Rescue quickly put down a fire reported at 4:40 a.m. yesterday (Thursday 20th December) at Erickson Air Crane (see full story)

Source: The Dove, 21-Dec-12

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27-Nov-12 N163PJ Hughes 500D Sheridan, US-Oregon

Crashed into a truck during a Christmas tree lifting operation, injuring the pilot.  The helicopter was left without blades and tail boom, and heavily damaged in the cabin area.

27-Nov-12

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15-Nov-12 N2356T Robinson R22B Portland, US-Oregon

Emergency landing on sports field.  No damage.  Out by road to maintenance facility

15-Nov-12

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Helicopter pilot commended for fire bucket rescue incident

Helicopter pilot commended for fire bucket rescue incident

An Oregon helicopter pilot who rescued a firefighter from the Pole Creek Fire this summer says he feared for his job after the incident.  But a new Forest Service review commends both men for their quick thinking and decisive actions. (see full story)  File photo

Source: OPB, 13-Nov-12

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AirLink CCT appoints Program Manager in Oregon

AirLink CCT appoints Program Manager in Oregon

Kevin Schitoskey, a recognized leader and dedicated clinician in the emergency air medical industry, has joined AirLink CCT in Bend to lead the team as Program Manager. He is committed to ensuring patients and community members are served with the utmost quality of care, by the highest level of medically trained staff, and in the… Read more »

Source: AirLink CCT, 31-Oct-12

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