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Hummingbird 260L Standard and Quickbuild Kits are Eligible Amateur Build Kits

Hummingbird 260L Standard and Quickbuild Kits are Eligible Amateur Build Kits

As most of you know the FAA put on hold the evaluation of Amateur Built kits for better than two years while they re-evaluated current policies.  Vertical Aviation Technologies of Orlando, Florida is proud to announce they have recently received official FAA notice that the new Hummingbird 260L Standard kit and Quickbuild kit are eligible… Read more »

Source: Vertical Aviation Technologies, 31-Jan-10

Profile – Pennsylvania’s Life Lion

Profile – Pennsylvania’s Life Lion

Although the operation is fast, it is not sloppy. Life Lion and other medical helicopter services nationwide are refocusing on safety after a spate of fatal accidents in 2008

Source: Patriot News, 31-Jan-10

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East Anglian Air Ambulance Celebrates 10th Anniversary

East Anglian Air Ambulance Celebrates 10th Anniversary

THE East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) celebrates its tenth anniversary this year and plans a series of special events.

31-Jan-10

AgustaWestland finally close on PZL Swidnik purchase

AgustaWestland finally close on PZL Swidnik purchase

Some months after the outline agreement, AgustaWestland has finally close on the purchase of PZL Swidnik on Friday 29th January.

Source: http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&sl=pl&tl=en&u=http://lublin.gazeta.pl/lublin/1,35640,7506220,Agusta_Westland_kupuje_PZL_Swidnik__za_339_milionow.html&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com&twu=1&usg=ALkJrhh3wxsNDKCAidarTiORttRYBGTMnw, 31-Jan-10

American Eurocopter to close Long Beach facility in June

American Eurocopter to close Long Beach facility in June

American Eurocopter said it will close its company-owned and -operated Long Beach, Calif. service center by the end of June.

Source: AIN, 31-Jan-10

Obituary: Wes Lematta, Columbia Helicopters

Obituary: Wes Lematta, Columbia Helicopters

“no ordinary guy, the second of four sons born to Ed and Hilda Lematta, offspring of Finnish immigrants who had fled North Dakota in 1934 for a fresh start in Brush Prairie”

31-Jan-10

Bell sees 2010 revenue up by around 16%, thanks to US military

Bell sees 2010 revenue up by around 16%, thanks to US military

Chief Executive John Garrison told Reuters in an interview that the company sees demand from commercial clients stabilising this year from a sharp drop during the financial crisis before returning to growth in 2011 and 2012

Source: MoneyControl, 31-Jan-10

Conklin & de Decker Release LIFE CYCLE COST 2010 Volume I

Conklin & de Decker Release LIFE CYCLE COST 2010 Volume I

Conklin & de Decker announced the release of their innovative LIFE CYCLE COST 2010 Volume 1 — the most comprehensive and easy-to-use aircraft budget and financial analysis tool available. LIFE CYCLE COST is part of a family of aircraft operating & acquisition products developed by Conklin & de Decker that provide extensive ownership and operating cost… Read more »

Source: Conklin & de Decker, 31-Jan-10

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Boeing Helicopter Support Program to Provide Lift for Canadian Industry

Boeing Helicopter Support Program to Provide Lift for Canadian Industry

At a supplier conference in Ottawa, Boeing [NYSE: BA] outlined its proposed subcontracting plan for in-service support (ISS) of 15 Boeing CH-47 Chinook Medium-to-Heavy Lift Helicopters (MHLH), designated CH-147 for the Canadian Forces. Through the performance-based ISS program for the CH-147 fleet, Boeing could provide industry benefits of approximately $2 billion over 20 years. The… Read more »

30-Jan-10

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Italy’s Pellissier Helicopter takes delivery of new Eurocopter AS350B3

Italy’s Pellissier Helicopter takes delivery of new Eurocopter AS350B3

Italin enthusiast Damiano Gualdoni is quoting on his website that Pellissier Helicopter recently took delivery of a new Eurocopter AS350B3 registered I-PHAY.  The aircraft was delivered last week from Marignane to St. Pierre in the Aosta Valley, in the Italian Alps and close to the French border.  I-PHAY will join sistership I-PHAE during heliski and… Read more »

30-Jan-10

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Eurocopter calls for X4 aid as demand for light helicopters slumps

Eurocopter calls for X4 aid as demand for light helicopters slumps

Eurocopter may have to radically alter the design of its proposed X4 civil helicopter – potentially limiting use of green technologies – if the French government denies an application for financial support

Source: FlightGlobal, 30-Jan-10

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Polish Air Force VIP Flight Mi-8 due to arrive at UK Museum this week

Polish Air Force VIP Flight Mi-8 due to arrive at UK Museum this week

The Helicopter Museum have put out the following advance notice:- A Russian Mil Mi-8 transport helicopter, once used by the Polish Air Force VIP Flight is due to arrive at The Helicopter Museum for permanent display next Friday (5th February) for unloading on the Saturday Morning (Starting circa 9am). Much used by military and civil… Read more »

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 30-Jan-10

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Universal Helicopters appointed exclusive helicopter training provider to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Universal Helicopters appointed exclusive helicopter training provider to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University  is pleased to announce its selection of Universal Helicopters (UHI) as the exclusive provider of the Helicopter Flight Training Program to students at the University’s Prescott, Ariz., campus.

Source: Prescott e-News, 30-Jan-10

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Taiwan massive shopping list includes 60 Black Hawks

Taiwan massive shopping list includes 60 Black Hawks

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States of 60 UH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopters, technical and other related logistics support. The estimated cost is $3.1 billion. The Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States… Read more »

Source: Defense Security Cooperation Agency, 30-Jan-10

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Helicopter Specialties Expands in 2009-10

Helicopter Specialties Expands in 2009-10

Helicopter Specialties, Inc., located on Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport in Rock County, is poised for expansion in 2010. The company’s president Jim Freeman credits his company’s success on its commitment to delivering a quality product that keeps his customers coming back. Helicopter Specialties performs maintenance and custom work on helicopters, with an emphasis on customizing… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Specialties, 30-Jan-10

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US 2011 Defense Budget Highlights Need For Rotorcraft

US 2011 Defense Budget Highlights Need For Rotorcraft

UH-60 Blackhawk, MH-60 SeaHawk, CH-47 Chinook, and V-22 Osprey are all cited as “High Priority”

Source: Lexington Institute, 30-Jan-10

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“The Economist” sees trouble ahead for AgustaWestland’s UK operations

“The Economist” sees trouble ahead for AgustaWestland’s UK operations

Yeovil operation too reliant on upgrades?  UK military order Chinook over Merlin; UK military spending under pressure

Source: The Economist, 30-Jan-10

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Kenilworth Planning Board approved helicopter pad at Merck site

Kenilworth Planning Board approved helicopter pad at Merck site

The Kenilworth Planning Board approved an application by Merck & Co. to install a helicopter landing pad on top of a seven story parking garage on the site.

Source: Cranford Chronicle, 30-Jan-10

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HAL’s delayed light combat helicopter to fly in February

HAL’s delayed light combat helicopter to fly in February

India’s Hindustan Aeronautics expects its 5.5t-class light combat helicopter to fly for the first time in February.

Source: FlightGlobal, 30-Jan-10

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Helicopters launches Careers in Aviation Canada website

Helicopters launches Careers in Aviation Canada website

In an effort to help promote aviation as a career among Canada’s youth, Helicopters magazine has launched a combined print and web recruiting campaign called Careers in Aviation Canada. The campaign includes a 20-page aviation program booklet that is included in the January/February issue of Wings, and was distributed to over 3,500 high school guidance… Read more »

Source: Helicopters Magazine, 30-Jan-10

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30-Jan-10 RA-….. Mil Mi-8 Tazovskij, Tyumen Region, Russia

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30-Jan-10 N118NY Eurocopter BK117 Newburgh, US-New York

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Still flying high after 5,000 Hours bolted to the ground

Still flying high after 5,000 Hours bolted to the ground

Lietenant Commander Gordon Cook Royal Navy, the Officer Commanding the Lynx Simulator based at RNAS Yeovilton, has recently clocked up 5,000 flying hours over his long and varied Naval career. Lt Cdr Gordon ‘Gordo’ Cook, who lives in Weymouth, joined the Navy as an Observer in February 1985 and after successful completion of flying training… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 29-Jan-10

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Hairline crack found in Cougar S92

Hairline crack found in Cougar S92

Cougar Helicopters found a single, hairline crack in a main gearbox footing of a Sikorsky S-92A helicopter that flies workers in Newfoundland to and from the offshore oilfields.

Source: Canada.com, 29-Jan-10

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EastCare Air Medical Service takes dlivery of EC135, with two EC145s to follow

EastCare Air Medical Service takes dlivery of EC135, with two EC145s to follow

North Carolina’s Pitt County Memorial Hospital today received an EC135 from American Eurocopter in the first step of complete helicopter fleet upgrade for its EastCare air medical service. EastCare has been an operator of Eurocopter rotary-wing aircraft since the mid-1980s, and will base the new EC135 at Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport.  This helicopter will be… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 29-Jan-10

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FAA release accident report PRIOR to the occurence date/time

FAA release accident report PRIOR to the occurence date/time

The FAA have got very confused today.  They have put out an accident report stating the date as 29-Jan-10 (today) and the time as 2330 UTC, and it’s not yet 2130 UTC as we file this on HeliHub.com Not only that, the helicopter is unregistered and not intended for flight…  perhaps it’s children’s climbing frame… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Jan-10

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Blackcomb Aviation adds another AS350B3 to fleet

Blackcomb Aviation adds another AS350B3 to fleet

Blackcomb Aviation continued the expansion of its rotary fleet with the delivery of a new AS350 B3 from Eurocopter Canada Limited (ECL). “This is an important addition to our fleet,” commented Sacha McLean, Chief Executive Officer of Blackcomb Aviation, “it increases our aircraft to a healthy ratio of 18 helicopters and 6 jets with a… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter Canada, 29-Jan-10

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Bulgaria buys two AW109E Powers for border patrol

Bulgaria buys two AW109E Powers for border patrol

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Ministries of Finance and Interior of Bulgaria have ordered two AW109 Power light twin helicopters to meet the latest helicopter requirement for the Bulgarian Border Police. The main mission of the helicopters, which are procured under the Schengen Facility programme funds, is to provide a… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 29-Jan-10

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Human error cited in Army helicopter crash in Colorado

HeliHub.com report on this 19-Aug-09 accident is here

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 29-Jan-10

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JetNet To Feature New “Views” For Evolution At Singapore Airshow

JetNet To Feature New “Views” For Evolution At Singapore Airshow

JETNET LLC, the market-leading aircraft research and information provider, will be featuring a series of enhancements to their flagship software interface, Evolution, at this year’s Singapore Airshow February 2nd – 7th.   The biggest change is a set of “Views,” or summary pages, that gather information from throughout the Evolution program and compile it into single… Read more »

Source: JetNet, 29-Jan-10

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Canadian military defends SAR response in Cougar S92 enquiry

Canadian military defends SAR response in Cougar S92 enquiry

It took two hours for a pair of military search and rescue (SAR) helicopters to arrive at the crash site – more than one hour after Cougar Helicopters’ SAR chopper arrived at the scene

Source: The Telegram, 29-Jan-10

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Helicopter parts dealer out on bail, back on Clearwater police radar

Naylor’s attorney, Roger Futerman, said that he had not heard of any new complaints and that Naylor was still awaiting his pretrial hearing next month.

Source: St Petersburg TImes, 29-Jan-10

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Helicopter pilots due overtime pay, says Appeal Court

Helicopter pilots for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey are not “professional” employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act and, thus, are due overtime pay, a federal appeals court ruled.

Source: BusinessInsurance.com, 29-Jan-10

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Hinsdale Hospital helistop up for board vote Monday

Adventist Hinsdale Hospital’s plan to build a new patient wing and add a helistop pad to the existing facility will come to a Village Board vote Monday.

Source: MNySuburbanLife.com, 29-Jan-10

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Papillon sends two helicopters to support rainstorm hit Navajo Indian Reservation

Papillon sends two helicopters to support rainstorm hit Navajo Indian Reservation

apillon Airways has sent two helicopters, packed with supplies and food to the Navajo Indian Reservation that has been hit hard in the last four days by rainstorms. With roads to and from the reservation washed out, more than 150 residents feared about how to receive much-needed supplies as storms continue to pound the area.Yesterday morning,… Read more »

Source: Papillon, 29-Jan-10

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BDN Aerospace Marketing Surveys Industry About Trade Show Value

BDN Aerospace Marketing Surveys Industry About Trade Show Value

BDN Aerospace Marketing (BDN), the rotorcraft industry’s leading provider of specialized integrated marketing solutions, is developing exclusive new data and expert analysis specifically to guide informed decision making about trade show selection and attendance. Thousands of rotorcraft industry professionals will receive an online survey this week, and are encouraged to participate. “Trade shows often represent… Read more »

Source: BDN Aerospace Marketing, 29-Jan-10

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Rubb Completes First Phase of Hangar Construction for Bristow

Rubb Completes First Phase of Hangar Construction for Bristow

Phase 1 of the hangar construction for Bristow Helicopters has been completed. The hangar is 114.9’ (35m) span x 131’ (40m) long BVE complete with a large manual sliding door 65.6’ (20m) wide x 20’ (6m) high. The helicopter hangar is from the Rubb BVE range, the BVE truss design originated in Britain and has… Read more »

Source: Rubb, 29-Jan-10

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Northrop Grumman touts reliability scores for helicopter anti-missile system

Northrop Grumman touts reliability scores for helicopter anti-missile system

Northrop Grumman says a recent series of tests demonstrates the reliability of a helicopter-based anti-missile system newly developed for US Army helicopters.

Source: FlightGlobal, 29-Jan-10

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Indian Coast Guard to add 30 helicopters to current fleet of 20

ICG is also going in for a major upgrade of its air wing, with 42 new aircraft already sanctioned by the government. Apart from 12 Dorniers and 30 helicopters, the force is also going to induct six medium-range maritime surveillance aircraf

Source: India Times, 29-Jan-10

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Bristow to Present at the 2010 Credit Suisse Energy Summit

Bristow to Present at the 2010 Credit Suisse Energy Summit

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), a leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, today announced that the Company will be presenting at the 2010 Credit Suisse Energy Summit to be held in Vail, Colorado on February 1 – 5, 2010. William E. Chiles, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bristow Group, is… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 29-Jan-10

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Ducommun announces long-term V-22 contract

Ducommun announces long-term V-22 contract

Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE: DCO) today announced that its Ducommun AeroStructures, Inc. (DAS) subsidiary has been awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for the V-22 Osprey titanium longeron assemblies. The V-22 Osprey is a multi-mission, military tiltrotor aircraft with both a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) and short takeoff and landing (STOL) capabilities. It is… Read more »

Source: Ducommun, 29-Jan-10

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Boeing Delivered Record Number of Apache Longbow Crew Trainers in 2009

Boeing Delivered Record Number of Apache Longbow Crew Trainers in 2009

Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered a record five Apache Longbow Crew Trainers (LCTs) in 2009 — more than in any previous year — and all five have been declared “ready for training.” The U.S. Army accepted two LCT deliveries at Fort Hood, Texas; one in Illesheim, Germany; and one at Fort Drum, N.Y. The Egyptian Air… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 29-Jan-10

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Prince William starts RAF rescue training

If successful on the course, he will become a fully operational pilot with one of the six UK-based RAF Search and Rescue Force flights later this year

Source: BBC, 29-Jan-10

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Medford man convicted of lasering helicopter

A 51-year-old Medford man has been convicted of shining a green laser beam into a Massachusetts State Police helicopter

Source: Boston Globe, 29-Jan-10

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29-Jan-10 D-HFCN Robinson R44 Hegenscheid, NRW, Germany

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29-Jan-10 (Type/serial TBA) Cauca, Columbia

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FAA Paper Pilot Certificates Expire March 31, 2010

FAA Paper Pilot Certificates Expire March 31, 2010

Pilots cannot exercise the privileges of their PAPER pilot certificates after March 31, 2010. Certificates issued under 14 CFR Part 63 and 65 will expire March 31, 2013. FAR 61.19(h) reads: Duration of pilot certificates. Except for a temporary certificate issued under §61.17 or a student pilot certificate issued under paragraph (b) of this section,… Read more »

Source: FAA, 28-Jan-10

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HAI Announces Recipient of the 2010 MD Helicopters Law Enforcement Award

HAI Announces Recipient of the 2010 MD Helicopters Law Enforcement Award

HAI is pleased to announce the 2010 MD Helicopters Law Enforcement Award recipient, the New Zealand Police Air Support Unit; Auckland, New Zealand. The New Zealand Police Air Support Unit (ASU), “Operation EAGLE,” was formed in November 1988 as a three-month trial using airborne police officers to combat rising crime in the city of Auckland…. Read more »

Source: HAI, 28-Jan-10

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Liberty Dayton Regional Medical Center helipad gets a makeover

The helipad at Liberty Dayton Regional Medical Center (LDRMC) is being renovated with new amber lights, extended sidewalks and a new lighted, windsock

Source: Vindicator, 28-Jan-10

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VMR-1 dives in: Cherry Point SAR team trains to save lives

VMR-1 dives in: Cherry Point SAR team trains to save lives

The bitter cold and freezing Atlantic waters did not stop the search and rescue team of Marine Transport Squadron 1 from diving in during SAR training missions just off the coast of eastern North Carolina, Jan. 12. With the HH-46E helicopter, affectionately known as Pedro, in full flight, VMR-1’s SAR non commissioned officer in charge,… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 28-Jan-10

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Cherry Point heavy helicopter squadron departs for Djibouti

Cherry Point heavy helicopter squadron departs for Djibouti

More than 70 Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 366 departed for a 7-month deployment to the East African nation of Djibouti, Jan. 19. “The squadron’s mission is to provide combat troops and supplies at all times and during all weather conditions during expeditionary, joint or combined operations,” said Capt. Peter L. Lisowski, operations officer… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 28-Jan-10

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St Louis Metro Air Support Unit acquire MD500E

St Louis Metro Air Support Unit acquire MD500E

Area police have acquired a new helicopter for air patrols, using a $1.5 million Homeland Security grant

Source: STL Today, 28-Jan-10

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Australian Aerospace promises 750 jobs if NH90 chosen for Navy

Australian Aerospace promises 750 jobs if NH90 chosen for Navy

Australian Aerospace has promised to create 750 skilled jobs to build the NH90 NFH  locally if it is chosen to replace the Ran fleet of  Seahawks and cancelled Super Seasprites.

Source: Australian Aerospace, 28-Jan-10

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UK’s SaxonAir buys EC120 and plans to acquire another

UK’s SaxonAir buys EC120 and plans to acquire another

An executive jet operator at Norwich International Airport has invested £800,000 in the first of a new fleet of helicopters to offer VIP flights.

Source: EDP24, 28-Jan-10

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PT Dirgantara Indonesia and Eurocopter Celebrate Beginning of EC725/EC225 Assembly

PT Dirgantara Indonesia and Eurocopter Celebrate Beginning of EC725/EC225 Assembly

PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) and Eurocopter Directors celebrated today in Bandung the beginning of Airframe assembly for EC725/EC225 Helicopters, the latest version of the “Super Puma” family. This milestone highlights the excellent project coordination and relationship between the two teams. The first fuselage is expected to be delivered at the end of 2011. Through this… Read more »

Source: PT Dirgantara Indonesia, 28-Jan-10

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FAA AD 2010-02-07 Eurocopter SA315, SA316, SA319

Source: FAA, 28-Jan-10

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28-Jan-10 VH-RMN Robinson R44 Mount Barney National Park, Australia

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FAA AD 2010-03-01 Eurocopter AS332, EC225

Source: FAA, 28-Jan-10

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Air Methods Provides Q4 Update

Air Methods Provides Q4 Update

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM), the largest air medical transportation company in the world, provided an update on fourth quarter 2009 preliminary results. Based on preliminary 2009 fourth quarter results, total community-based patient transports were 9,015. Patients transported for community bases in operation greater than one year decreased 799 transports, or 9%, while weather cancellations for… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 27-Jan-10

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Osprey completes first humanitarian mission in Haiti

Osprey completes first humanitarian mission in Haiti

The MV-22 Osprey, the Marines’ unique tiltrotor aircraft, completed its first humanitarian mission in Haiti on Sunday, according to Marines from Camp Lejeune’s 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

Source: ENC Today, 27-Jan-10

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LifeForce deal with Med-Trans turning out well for Erlanger

LifeForce deal with Med-Trans turning out well for Erlanger

Erlanger Senior Vice President Roger Forgey said the hospital’s LifeForce helicopter partnership with Med-Trans has worked out well for the hospital.

Source: Chatanoogan, 27-Jan-10

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Shining laser at sheriff’s helicopter gets Rocklin man 4-year sentence

Placer County District Attorney’s Office spokesman Art Campos said Jamie Allen Downie, 35, pleaded guilty to two felony charges of discharging a laser at an aircraft.

Source: News 10 ABC, 27-Jan-10

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Spidertracks approved to track Australian aerial firefighters

Spidertracks approved to track Australian aerial firefighters

Tracking-based safety systems provider spidertracks today announced that it meets the criteria to provide tracking services for aerial firefighting operations in Australia. The New Zealand-based company is already providing tracking services for many firefighting operators across Australia and will continue to do so under the Australian National Aerial Firefighting Centre’s (NAFC) initiative to standardise tracking… Read more »

Source: Spidertracks, 27-Jan-10

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German’s ADAC reports 2009 1.5% up with 45,705 mission

German’s ADAC reports 2009 1.5% up with 45,705 mission

[automatic translation from German, with manual updates] Internal emergencies are by far the most common causes of Use Never before has the ADAC air rescue helicopter rose into the air as often as 2009: The number of operations to 45 705 had, that is 662 or 1.5 percent more than the year before. The 45-ADAC… Read more »

Source: ADAC, 27-Jan-10

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Germany’s DRF achieved 40,375 air rescue missions in 2009

Germany’s DRF achieved 40,375 air rescue missions in 2009

[automatic translation from German, with small amount of editing] For years, the DRF air rescue in Germany, increasing use of numbers has reported.Thus in 2009: The life-saver from the air contributed 33,731 bets, 1224 over the previous year. A total of 40,375 provided the DRF air rescue missions. “The saving of human life depends on the time… Read more »

Source: DRF, 27-Jan-10

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New safety checks ordered on North Sea helicopters

New safety checks ordered on North Sea helicopters

see HeliHub.com Safety Documents page for relevant documentation

Source: STV, 27-Jan-10

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EASA AD 2010-0014 all Eurocopter types

This AD supersedes and cancels EASA AD No. 2006-0252 dated 22 August 2006

Source: EASA, 27-Jan-10

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Kongsberg delivers second generation Helicopter Operations Surveillance System to US Navy

Kongsberg delivers second generation Helicopter Operations Surveillance System to US Navy

Kongsberg Maritime has successfully delivered the first Helicopter Operations Surveillance System (HOSS) for amphibious ships to the U.S. NAVY as part of an $11,000,000 Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) fixed price, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract awarded in December 2008. The new contract is a follow-on to the original HOSS contracts awarded in 2007 which… Read more »

Source: Kongsberg, 27-Jan-10

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Effort to save Topeka Police helicopter unit given up

Topeka City Councilman Larry Wolgast is grounding his last-ditch effort to save the police helicopter program.

Source: Topeka Capital-Journal, 27-Jan-10

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SmarTrend detects continued buying pressure on Bristow shares

SmarTrend detects continued buying pressure on Bristow shares

SmarTrend identified an Uptrend for Bristow Group on November 06, 2009 at $34.02. In approximately 3 months, Bristow Group has returned 8.7% as of today’s recent price of $36.97

Source: SmarTrend, 27-Jan-10

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Poland suspends all air ambulance flights

Poland suspends all air ambulance flights

Poland’s Helicopter Emergency Medical Service has suspended all flights because of contaminated fuel.

Source: Polskie Radio, 27-Jan-10

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Schweizer facing fines for alleged safety and health violations

Schweizer facing fines for alleged safety and health violations

Schweizer Aircraft Corporation faces thousands of dollars in fines for alleged safety and health violations at its helicopter manufacturing plant in Horseheads.

Source: News 10 Now, 27-Jan-10

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EASA SIB 2010-01 Rolls-Royce C20

Source: EASA, 27-Jan-10

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27-Jan-10 LN-OCV Robinson R44 Oslo Fjord, Norway (4F)

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STARS kicks off 25th celebration as first patient speaks at annual Gala

STARS kicks off 25th celebration as first patient speaks at annual Gala

The annual STARS and SPURS Gala, hosted by the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC), was a huge success Saturday night raising approximately $458,000 for the Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS). The event kicked off STARS’ 25 year anniversary celebrations with an emotional speech by Kelly Hulstein, the first patient to be flown… Read more »

Source: STARS, 26-Jan-10

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