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Twirly Birds Announce Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas

Twirly Birds Announce Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas

International helicopter pilot organization, Twirly Birds, will again hold their annual membership meeting in conjunction with the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday 7 March 2017 beginning at 5 p.m. at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, Wedgwood Room.  General membership qualification requirements are to have flown solo in a helicopter or vertical… Read more »

Source: Twirly Birds, 27-Feb-17

Helicopter Tours for Waco

Helicopter Tours for Waco

Night Flight Concepts has begun BlueSky Helicopter Tours in Waco, Texas. Adam Aldous, Night Flight President, is excited about the tours and what it can offer for tourism in Waco. “This is a chance to expose them to a different view, literally, of where they are,” reports Aldous. A six month permit was unanimously granted… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Dec-16

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V-22 Workload for Bell, after layoffs

V-22 Workload for Bell, after layoffs

Bell is happy to report that although five staff members were let go recently due to market flux, their Amarillo facility is still the “centre of excellence for military aircraft assembly.” They are currently producing 20 V-22 a year, with officials stating that they are good on budget and ahead of schedule. They had a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Nov-16

CHC to Host 2017 Safety and Quality Summit in Texas

CHC to Host 2017 Safety and Quality Summit in Texas

The 13th annual CHC Safety & Quality Summit will take place in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas from Sept. 27-29, 2017. Each year, CHC’s Safety & Quality Summit attracts representatives from across the aviation and oil & gas industries to share knowledge and best practices aimed at developing and maintaining a robust safety environment. Since its inception… Read more »

Source: CHC, 28-Oct-16

Robinson R44 Cadet sales are very disappointing

Robinson R44 Cadet sales are very disappointing

Robinson Helicopter Co have put out a press release to say that they have delivered two R44 Cadets to Texas distributor Sky Helicopters, noting the serial numbers are 30006 and 30007.  Given the first one in the numerical series is the factory demonstrator and development aircraft, that means they have only delivered six Cadets since… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Oct-16

Univ Texas professor receives grant to research novel rotor system

Univ Texas professor receives grant to research novel rotor system

In summer 2015 a research team led by Jayant Sirohi, an associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, tested an experimental helicopter rotor design in a wind tunnel, generating the first publicly available performance data on a cutting-edge, dual-rotor design. This spring Sirohi received a five-year, $550,000 grant from the U.S. Army, U.S…. Read more »

Source: Univ Texas Austin, 16-Aug-16

Comanche test director to launch Rotorcraft Technology Summit

Comanche test director to launch Rotorcraft Technology Summit

NASA Astronaut and International Space Station Commander Tim Kopra will launch the ​​Rotorcraft Technology Summit with a Sep. 19 keynote address at the day-and-a-half event in downtown Fort Worth, Texas. Kopra returned to Earth June 18 after 186 days (109 as commander) on the orbiting research laboratory. Combined with his past NASA missions, the retired… Read more »

Source: Rotorcraft Summit, 12-Aug-16

AW609 resumes test flights

AW609 resumes test flights

Leonardo-Finmeccanica has confirmed that the first AW609 TiltRotor prototype has resumed flight testing in helicopter and airplane modes. Flight testing activities will continue to take place in Arlington, Texas, with plans to soon fly the AW609 to Philadelphia and ultimately relocate the aircraft at the company’s facilities in Italy. The third prototype, assembled and ground… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 08-Aug-16

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Memorial Hermann Life Flight celebrates 40 years

Memorial Hermann Life Flight celebrates 40 years

“Today is a special day, not just for Life Flight, but for the entire city of Houston, as we reflect back on the pioneering leadership that helped make this program possible and celebrate the many accomplishments that have defined Life Flight’s reputation as a trailblazer among air ambulance services,” said Brian Dean, Senior Vice President… Read more »

Source: Memorial Hermann Health System, 03-Aug-16

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Customer Advantage Plan – Bell signs second customer

Customer Advantage Plan – Bell signs second customer

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company announced today that HALO-Flight, a helicopter emergency medical service (EMS) in Texas, has signed their Bell 429 for the Customer Advantage Plan (CAP) – the second U.S. based EMS customer to sign for the new service solution. Bell Helicopter’s Customer Advantage Plans provide customers with comprehensive coverage… Read more »

Source: Bell, 21-Jul-16

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Bell 525 program on hold after fatal prototype accident

Bell 525 program on hold after fatal prototype accident

The Bell 525 Relentless program sadly suffered a fatal accident on a test flight yesterday, with two fatalaties.  The subject helicopter – the orange prototype seen in the image here – was on a flight out of Bell’s XworX facility near Arlington.  The accident happened near the town of Italy in Ellis County and not… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Jul-16

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Bell Training Academy responds to noise complaints

Bell Training Academy responds to noise complaints

Bell plans to ask the FAA to let pilots at its training academy fly at a higher altitude, after noise complaints from residents and cities in Tarrant County close to where the manufacturer moved its training HQ last year.  See full story

Source: CBS DFW, 08-Apr-16

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Survial Systems USA teams with Airbus for water survival training

Survial Systems USA teams with Airbus for water survival training

Airbus Helicopters Inc. on Wednesday announced a cooperation agreement with Survival Systems USA for the delivery of helicopter underwater egress and surface water survival training. The agreement announced at Heli-Expo 2016 in Louisville will enhance the capabilities of Airbus Helicopters Inc. to offer the highest standard of training to its customers across all missions and… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Mar-16

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Memorial Hermann Life Flight picks Armor SMS

Memorial Hermann Life Flight picks Armor SMS

Professional Resources in System Management, LLC (PRISM) is pleased to announce that Memorial Hermann Life Flight® has selected Aviation Risk Management Online Resource (ARMOR) as its aviation Safety Management System software. Life Flight is a critical care air medical transport service based in Houston, Texas. They serve the community within a 150-mile radius of the… Read more »

02-Mar-16

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Vector celebrates 10th year servicing RR M250 engines in USA

Vector celebrates 10th year servicing RR M250 engines in USA

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is celebrating its 10th anniversary servicing Rolls-Royce M250® engines in the USA. Vector supports this popular family of turboshaft engines from its OEM-authorized M250 repair and overhaul facility in Grapevine, Dallas, TX. “When we began to service the Rolls-Royce M250… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 29-Feb-16

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ETMC Air 1 marks 30 years of flying

ETMC Air 1 marks 30 years of flying

Joseph “Woody” Woodard grew up in Kettering, Ohio, and like many high school seniors he was trying to decide what he wanted to do with his life. He became interested in becoming a helicopter pilot after seeing an Army recruiting poster. “I went to flight school at Fort Wolters, Texas, and Fort Rucker, Ala., in… Read more »

Source: ETMC, 16-Feb-16

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Dallas Police facing issues with obsolete cameras

Dallas Police facing issues with obsolete cameras

The Dallas police helicopter unit is effectively going blind. See Full Story

Source: WFAA, 14-Dec-15

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Bell renews Amarillo lease for three years

Bell renews Amarillo lease for three years

Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport extends Bell Helicopter’s lease for three more years with an option to renews that five more times in the future.See full story.

Source: Myhighplains, 10-Dec-15

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07-Dec-15 N607BP MD Helicopters MD600N Angleton, US-Texas

During the approach, the helicopter pitched forward, and the pilot moved the cyclic aft to compensate for the forward pitch. Shortly thereafter, the helicopter rolled to the right and entered a spin to the right. The pilot then attempted to land the helicopter, but it impacted terrain and rolled onto its left side. Pilot Ed… Read more »

07-Dec-15

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Houston County restarts EMS service with Air Evac Lifeteam

Houston County restarts EMS service with Air Evac Lifeteam

Christmas came a little early for Houston County residents.See full story.

Source: KSLA News, 26-Nov-15

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East Texas Medical Center celebrates 30 years of Air 1

East Texas Medical Center celebrates 30 years of Air 1

ETMC’s Air 1 program is celebrating a milestone with 30 years of service to East Texas. The first flight was December 1985 with a transport of a burn patient to Dallas. ETMC Air 1 has served East Texans by providing emergency helicopter transport for victims of car accidents and cardiac and stroke patients, as well… Read more »

Source: ETMC, 23-Nov-15

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23-Nov-15 Sikorsky UH-60L Fort Hood, US-Texas (4F)

Maj. Gen. Jeffrey N. Colt, commanding general, First Army Division West, released the following statement on Tuesday 24th:  “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the death of four First Army Division West Soldiers as a result of a UH-60L helicopter crash that happened Monday evening sometime after 5:49 p.m. The accident is… Read more »

23-Nov-15

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FlightSafety Bell 212/412 Level-D simulator enters service in Dallas

FlightSafety Bell 212/412 Level-D simulator enters service in Dallas

FlightSafety announces the start of training using its new interchangeable Bell Helicopter 212/412EP simulator. The simulator was recently qualified to Level D by the United States Federal Aviation Administration. It is located at FlightSafety’s Learning Center in Dallas, Texas. “We are pleased to further enhance and expand our Bell Helicopter training programs in Dallas,” said… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 18-Nov-15

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Texas Congressman gets involved at Bell

Texas Congressman gets involved at Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today hosted U.S. Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) at its Repair and Overhaul Center as part of his Marc Means Business initiative. Through this ongoing initiative, Rep. Veasey visits and performs work at a variety of businesses across the DFW Metroplex. Footage and images from today’s event can… Read more »

Source: Bell, 02-Nov-15

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New Helipad Improves Community Safety in Grimes County, Texas

New Helipad Improves Community Safety in Grimes County, Texas

Bristow joined members of the Whitehall Community Volunteer Fire Department at their annual barbecue fundraiser October 18, 2015, to mark the completion of a new medevac helipad to serve the residents of Grimes County, Texas. The helipad, which was built in part by a donation through Bristow Uplift in 2014, is the first-ever dedicated LifeFlight… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 27-Oct-15

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CareFlite orders second Bell 429

CareFlite orders second Bell 429

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today a purchase agreement with CareFlite for its second Bell 429. CareFlite, a nonprofit 501(c) (3) corporation based in Dallas Fort Worth, provides air and ground ambulance service from its bases across North Texas. The aircraft will be outfitted to perform Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS)… Read more »

Source: Bell, 20-Oct-15

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Air Methods Acquires San Antonio AirLIFE

Air Methods Acquires San Antonio AirLIFE

Air Methods Corporation (NASDAQ: AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, announced today that it has acquired San Antonio Air LIFE, owned by Baptist Health System of San Antonio/Tenet Corporation, and Bexar County Hospital District doing business as University Health System. “We value our long-term relationship with San Antonio Air LIFE,” said Aaron Todd,… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 06-Oct-15

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Keystone Turbine Services win 5-year Houston Police RR M250 engine contract

Keystone Turbine Services win 5-year Houston Police RR M250 engine contract

M International’s Keystone Turbine Services, LLC (KTS) is pleased to announce they’ve been chosen to provide complete engine, module and accessory maintenance, repair and overhaul services for the City of Houston’s Police Department Air Support Division fleet of Rolls-Royce Model 250-powered helicopters. Under this exclusive five-year contract, KTS will provide total life-cycle support for all… Read more »

Source: M International, 05-Oct-15

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New Life Flight helipad opens in Crosby, Texas

New Life Flight helipad opens in Crosby, Texas

Before the official grand opening of the new Helipad in Crosby, it was used twice the night before due to serious accidents in the community. See Full Story

Source: The Observer, 17-Sep-15

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14-Sep-15 N442CF Robinson R44 Kingsville, US-Texas

Force landing in field

14-Sep-15

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Founder of Memorial Hermann LifeFlight in Houston dies aged 86

Founder of Memorial Hermann LifeFlight in Houston dies aged 86

Dr. James “Red” Duke Jr., Houston’s iconic, cowboy-style doctor who delivered homespun health advice on nationally syndicated television and founded the Life Flight helicopter ambulance system, died Tuesday. He was 86. See Full Story

Source: Chron, 03-Sep-15

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Security Alliance to provide security and fire cover at Bell Amarillo plant

Security Alliance to provide security and fire cover at Bell Amarillo plant

Security Alliance is extremely proud to announce its new strategic services relationship with BELL Helicopter, a Textron company.   As of July 1, 2015 Security Alliance will transition into the provision of both security and fire services for BELL Helicopter in their Amarillo, Texas production facility.   Bell is the primary provider of rotary winged aircraft for… Read more »

Source: Bell, 28-Aug-15

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22-Aug-15 Robinson R44 College Station, US-Texas

Clipped tree and crashed to the ground during filming operations.  Wayne Bomstad received minor injuries.  Pilot Jacob Oliver was still in hospital four days later according to this report.

22-Aug-15

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14-Aug-15 N485AE Bell 407 San Antonio, US-Texas

Struck lower tail fin on concrete curb while repositioning after refuelling

14-Aug-15

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Bell installs massive video wall in HQ lobby in Fort Worth

Bell installs massive video wall in HQ lobby in Fort Worth

Unique video wall for the new headquarters of Bell Helicopter in Fort Worth, Texas, USA: In the new headquarters of BELL Helicopter a convex video wall consisting of 48 omniSHAPES greets visitors in the main lobby. With a resolution of 8192 × 4608 pixels on an 8.4 m² big screen and a high brightness in… Read more »

Source: Eyevis, 11-Aug-15

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Giant Scissor Alert! Bell opens new Training Academy

Giant Scissor Alert!  Bell opens new Training Academy

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday announcing its newly opened Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA) in Fort Worth, Texas. U.S. Congressman Joe Barton, Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price joined Bell Helicopter’s president and CEO John Garrison to commemorate the occasion and have… Read more »

Source: Bell, 06-Aug-15

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MD Helicopters to showcase Houston Police MD500E at ALEA 2015

MD Helicopters to showcase Houston Police MD500E at ALEA 2015

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces its participation in the 2015 Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA)Expo, July 15-17, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. The MD Helicopters booth, #721, will feature one of eight (8) MD 500Es in active service with the Houston Police Department, along with industry-leading systems and components designed… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 16-Jul-15

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16-Jul-15 N804DF Robinson R44 Fentress, US-Texas

Force landing in field.  3 POB.  Minor damage

16-Jul-15

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30-Jun-15 N7150J Robinson R22 Houston, US-Texas

Force landed in field.  Damage level unknown

30-Jun-15

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Houston Employees Celebrate Bristow’s Birthday with Big Brothers Big Sisters

Houston Employees Celebrate Bristow’s Birthday with Big Brothers Big Sisters

On June 20, Houston employees partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) to celebrate Bristow’s 60th birthday. The celebration was part of Bristow’s sponsorship as the official BBBS Birthday Sponsor of 2015. The volunteers accompanied 15 unmatched “Littles” (children who are on a waiting list for a big brother or big sister through the program)… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 29-Jun-15

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25-Jun-15 N842SH Robinson R22 Eagle Lake, US-Texas

Crashed from low level during agricultural ops. Aircraft destroyed

25-Jun-15

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Era Group reports FY 2015 Q1 results

Era Group reports FY 2015 Q1 results

 Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) today reported break-even net earnings for its first quarter ended March 31, 2015 (“current quarter”) on operating revenues of $67.4 million. Net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 (“prior year quarter”) was $4.4 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $79.4 million. Earnings before interest,… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 06-May-15

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Bell to lay off 1,100 workers, including 300 in Mirabel

Bell to lay off 1,100 workers, including 300 in Mirabel

Bell Helicopter is reducing its global workforce by 1,100 employees, including about 300 in Mirabel, north of Montreal, due to weak sales of military and commercial aircraft. See Full Story

Source: Montreal Gazette, 29-Apr-15

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27-Apr-15 Eurocopter EC145 Austin, US-Texas (1F)

Flight nurse fell from helicopter to her death during hoist operations.  Named as Kristin McLain

27-Apr-15

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03-Apr-15 N8363D Robinson R22 Fort Davis, US-Texas

Rolled over on landing

03-Apr-15

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Texas Dept of Health investigates Air Evac Lifeteam

Texas Dept of Health investigates Air Evac Lifeteam

The state just opened an investigation into a medical helicopter company after a Rio Grande Valley man died. See Full Story

Source: KRGV, 01-Apr-15

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23-Mar-15 N1511L Bell 206B Lake Ray Hubbard, US-Texas

Bird strike while conducting low level search at night over a lake.  Helicopter landed safely with a hole in the windshield

23-Mar-15

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16-Mar-15 N1510L Bell 206B Dallas, US-Texas

On patrol at 600′ AGL flying south along Interstate 45 over the Trinity River struck two ducks. Landed safely with minor damage

16-Mar-15

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07-Mar-15 N206FW Bell 206B Fort Worth, US-Texas

Force landed in a field, no injuries

07-Mar-15

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05-Mar-15 N41BH Bell 407 Fort Worth, US-Texas

Tail rotor strike on landing, substantially damaged

05-Mar-15

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Airbus Helicopters to hold regional customer service symposiums

Airbus Helicopters to hold regional customer service symposiums

Airbus Helicopters Inc. will hold six regional Customer Service Symposiums in 2015, expanding the popular program this year to include two additional locations. The events provide an opportunity for operators of Airbus Helicopters to get the latest aircraft safety and technical updates and meet with key company’s customer support personnel. The one-day symposiums begin in… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Mar-15

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“Life Flight: Trauma Center Houston” Premieres on Lifetime

“Life Flight: Trauma Center Houston” Premieres on Lifetime

Memorial Hermann and Lifetime announced today the upcoming premiere of Life Flight: Trauma Center Houston, a six-episode docudrama series that will air on Lifetime, beginning Monday, March 2 at 8 p.m. CST. Highlighting not only the Memorial Hermann Life Flight® team but also Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC) and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital staff, nurses… Read more »

Source: Memorial Hermann, 02-Mar-15

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15-Feb-15 N7181S Robinson R22 Asherton, US-Texas

Crashed after tail rotor struck bush

15-Feb-15

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31-Jan-15 N162RB Rotorway Exec 162F Seadrift, US-Texas

Hard landing after engine failure.  Photos suggest tail hit ground in field with metre high grass. Two people were on board, the pilot William Butler of Port Lavaca and Victoria Schultz of Needville – both walked away uninjured

31-Jan-15

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Local concern at lack of use of Travis County UH-1 firefighter

Local concern at lack of use of Travis County UH-1 firefighter

A year after the devastating Labor Day wildfires of 2011, Travis County commissioners voted to buy a $2.4 million helicopter with a 325-gallon water tank. The purchase made Travis the only Texas county to own a helicopter specifically designed for fighting fires. See Full Story

Source: Insurance News Net, 28-Jan-15

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National Guard helicopters support Border Patrol

National Guard helicopters support Border Patrol

Army National Guard members have served along the U.S.-Mexico border in south Texas since 2012 providing aviation support to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, with plans to continue serving for the foreseeable future. Soldiers, from numerous states across the country, collaborate in this unique mission, known as Operation Phalanx, to provide aviation assets in support… Read more »

Source: US Army, 23-Jan-15

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22-Jan-15 6559 Eurocopter MH-65D Kemah, US-Texas

Emergency landing in retail parking lot after bird strike

22-Jan-15

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16-Jan-15 N416JB CHR Safari The Woodlands, US-Texas (1F)

Helicopter crashed killing the 51-year old pilot at 2510 Northline Road, nr  College Park Drive, later named as Michael Mims.

16-Jan-15

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New AS350B3 strengthens Texas Game Wardens

New AS350B3 strengthens Texas Game Wardens

The Texas Game Warden’s today unveiled its new Airbus AS350B3e helicopter that will enhance the department’s statewide law enforcement apparatus and assist with its search and rescue and disaster response efforts. The aircraft is outfitted with the latest law enforcement technology and emergency response equipment including a rescue hoist, thermal imager, searchlight, public address system,… Read more »

Source: Texas Game Wardens, 05-Jan-15

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29-Dec-14 N174CD Robinson R44 Horseshoe Bay, US-Texas

Substantially damaged in heavy landing – photo.  Sole occupant pilot Charles Deyhle Jr was reportedly uninjured.  Reportedly due to gusty conditions when trying to land on a ground handling trolley

29-Dec-14

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Bell EVP joins Texas Aerospace and Aviation Advisory Committee

Bell EVP joins Texas Aerospace and Aviation Advisory Committee

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the Executive Vice President of Engineering Dr. Cathy Kilmain has been appointed to the Texas Aerospace and Aviation Advisory Committee, headquartered in Austin, by Texas Governor Rick Perry. The committee of seven state-wide appointed members assists in the state’s economic development efforts to recruit and… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 23-Dec-14

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Memorial Hermann Life Flight Wins 2014 EMS Air Medical Service of the Year Award

Memorial Hermann Life Flight Wins 2014 EMS Air Medical Service of the Year Award

Memorial Hermann Texas Trauma Institute is proud to announce that Memorial Hermann Life Flight has been named the winner of the Texas Department of State Health Services’ 2014 EMS Air Medical Service of the Year Award. This prestigious award honors a public or private air medical service in Texas that has demonstrated the highest standards… Read more »

Source: Memorial Hermann, 26-Nov-14

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AEDC to give $3M to Bell for new ramp

AEDC to give $3M to Bell for new ramp

Bell Helicopter will have a new ramp for testing its tiltrotors after the Amarillo Economic Development Corp. board of directors voted Thursday to give the company a $3 million construction grant. See Full Story

Source: Amarillo, 24-Nov-14

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11-Nov-14 N414AE Bell 206L4 Merkel, US-Texas

Emergency night landing between two buildings after bird strike while ferrying a patient from Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene to Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.  A nurse was reported injured by the bird entering the helicopter

11-Nov-14

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Pecos County funds medevac coverage for all

Pecos County funds medevac coverage for all

No one should hesitate to call 9-1-1 in a medical emergency. That is not the time to wonder how much an ambulance ride costs. Travel time to hospital or specialized consultative services can be critical. Flying might be the best or only option. See Full Story

Source: The Fort Stockton Pioneer, 10-Nov-14

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24-Oct-14 N7192K Robinson R44 Harper, US-Texas

Helicopter struck trees and crashed.  Helicopter is actively used for game capture, although nothing suggests it was being put to this use at the time of the accident

24-Oct-14

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23-Oct-14 N72595 Bell UH-1H Rio Grande City, US-Texas

Port side cabin door separated and hit tail rotor.  Landed with no further incident

23-Oct-14

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Dallas Airmotive Breaks Ground on New Rotorcraft Center at DFW Airport

Dallas Airmotive Breaks Ground on New Rotorcraft Center at DFW Airport

Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation company providing global MRO service and support for business aircraft turbine engines, broke ground on its new, six-cell state-of-the-art test center and announced that its new rotorcraft center of excellence will be built at the same location. Both facilities will be situated on a 20-acre site on the south end… Read more »

Source: Dallas Airmotive, 22-Oct-14

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21-Oct-14 N145PR Eurocopter EC130 Pasadena, US-Texas

Force landing in field at night.  No apparent damage given flights reported on FlightAware.com on 23-Oct-14 and 27-Oct-14  – but incident was reported by FAA

17-Oct-14

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Embry-Riddle Worldwide to host Small UAS Challenge

Embry-Riddle Worldwide to host Small UAS Challenge

Enthusiasts of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) will have a chance to demonstrate their aircraft and skills during a Small UAS Challenge in Houston Nov. 1 and 2. Sponsored by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide, the competition is free and open to private, academic and commercial participants. This indoor challenge will feature an obstacle course (emphasizing… Read more »

Source: Embry-Riddle, 08-Oct-14

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04-Oct-14 N335AE Bell 206L.1 Wichita Falls, US-Texas (3F)

Accident on night EMS flight just one block short of its intended landing spot at United Regional Hospital in Wichita Falls, inbound from Waurika, OK.  Patient (named here as 26-year-old Buddy Rhodes) killed in the accident, and the three crew named here as pilot Zechariah Smith, flight nurse Leslie Stewart and flight paramedic Erasmus J. Vandercolff… Read more »

04-Oct-14

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04-Oct-14 N490H Eurocopter AS350B3 Lubbock, US-Texas

Contacted fence on landing

04-Oct-14

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02-Oct-14 N49746 Bell 206B Woodsboro, US-Texas

Low level pipeline patrol and “lost power”.  Written off.  On board were pilot Michael Orlowsky. 48, of West Plains, Missouri; Kevin Douglas Smothers, 44, of Minnesota; and Ronald Justin Dietz, 28, of Sinton.  Orlowsky and Smothers were described as being in critical condition with no word on Dietz Halo Flight attended with a Bell 407… Read more »

02-Oct-14

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AgustaWestland Delivers GrandNew to SevenBar

AgustaWestland Delivers GrandNew to SevenBar

AgustaWestland, today at the 2014 Air Medical Transport Conference, has formally delivered a GrandNew to SevenBar, a provider of helicopter EMS services in the Southwestern United States. The GrandNew will join a fleet of fixed wing aircraft to deliver advanced in-flight patient care and transport and features a Spectrum EMS Single/Dual Litter capable interior that… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 24-Sep-14

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15-Sep-14 N9844N Robinson R44 Beaumont, US-Texas

Crashed on approach after pilot lost control

15-Sep-14

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