The Caribbean island of Saba, the smallest municipality of the Netherlands, has recently added a Bell 430 air ambulance as the capabilities of the existing Bo105 were deemed less suitable to the current day demands. Arriving on the island on Wednesday 1st April, the helicopter was met by a delegation including the director of Saba… Read more »
The sound of twin jet engines and rotors intensifies as the Michigan State Police helicopter rocks from side to side and gently lifts off the ground, leaving the runways of MBS International Airport in the distance. See Full Story
The Post-Standard news outlet, based in the city of Syracuse in New York State, is reporting that the State Police will consolidate their aviation operations as early as this Wednesday. Units in Syracuse and Batavia will be moved to Rochester, leaving the other two bases at Albany and Saranac Lake untouched – coincidentally the only… Read more »
Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, announced today that its United Rotorcraft Division has been awarded contracts totaling up to $5.5 million with the Ecuadorian Navy, AgustaWestland, and an unnamed customer in the Middle East to design, manufacture, certify and complete several airframes for a variety of missions. “United Rotorcraft… Read more »
Kenny Dichter, Founder and CEO of Wheels Up, the revolutionary membership-based private aviation company and Kurt Carlson, CEO of HeliFlite, a full-service helicopter operator offering on-demand charter, have jointly announced a partnership providing Wheels Up members access to HeliFlite’s fleet of Bell 430 and Sikorsky S-76 executive-class helicopters for transfers between Manhattan and Tri-state area airports, effective… Read more »
FlightSafety International announces that it now offers training for Bell Helicopter operators at its newly expanded Learning Center in Dallas, Texas. “The relocation of our Bell Helicopter training programs to the Dallas Learning Center will significantly enhance the service our Customers receive and further increase the quality and value we provide,” said David Davenport, Senior… Read more »
Aeromed has relocated its emergency medical helicopter from LaBelle to Fort Myers as of 10 a.m. today to provide coverage in Lee County while MEDSTAR is out of service. Lee County Emergency Medical Services temporarily suspended its MEDSTAR flight operations on Tuesday, August 21 to begin reconfiguration toward national accreditation standards. MEDSTAR is expected to… Read more »
HeliFlite(TM) is pleased to announce the expansion of its fleet with the addition of a Sikorsky S-76B helicopter. The HeliFlite fleet features a complement of five Bell 430 and two Sikorsky S-76B executive helicopters. HeliFlite only operates executive class twin-engine, dual pilot aircraft which accommodate 6-8 passengers. All aircraft are Category A certified and equipped… Read more »
UT LIFESTARÂ recently entered into a partnership withÂ RSQ911 SolutionsÂ to launch a web-based survey tool that will allow them to capture key insights and measure customer satisfaction at every stage of transport. The survey tool is an extension to their commitment to provide superior services to patients and their families, as well as the pre-hospital and hospital… Read more »
For the month of February, HeliFlite is offering a “Half HeliCardâ„¢” (12.5 hours) as an introduction to the 25-hour HeliCardâ„¢ program.Â This is an outstanding opportunity for customers to enjoy significant, year round savings, while having guaranteed access to HeliFlite’s award winning helicopter service. At HeliFlite, HeliCardâ„¢ sales have grown dramatically as customers recognize they… Read more »
“FloridaÂ is a popular travel destination for our clientele,” statesÂ Brian Lantier, Director of Strategy and Business Development at HeliFlite. “The demand for charter operations has increased significantly over the years. The ability to save time by flying directly to top golf courses,Â MiamiÂ or Disney World is a huge convenience.” FloridaÂ operations will be based out of West Palm… Read more »
ARGUS recognizes HeliFliteâ€™s ongoing commitment to safety by renewing their Platinum Safety Rating through 2012. â€œIt is great to see operations like HeliFlite, who acknowledge the importance of building an organization focused around safety and quality, maintain the ARGUS Platinum Ratingâ€, said ARGUS President and CEO, Joseph Moeggenberg. â€œHeliFlite should be proud to be one… Read more »
HeliFlite announces 24/7 airport helicopter transfer services. Airport transfers are available to and from private area airports: Teterboro (TEB) and White Plains (HPN) as well as international hubs such as Newark (EWR), John F. Kennedy (JFK) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA). The flight time into any of the 3 New York City heliports is under 15… Read more »
Lee County, FL (June 22, 2011) â€“ Lee County Emergency Medical Services (LCEMS) implemented a â€œstand downâ€ of its MEDSTAR flight operations for a safety review at 7 a.m. Wednesday, June 22. MEDSTAR will resume operations at 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1 with its recently acquired Bell 430 helicopter. Bayflite has agreed to relocate one… Read more »
Founded in 1998, HeliFlite is a full service helicopter operator offering on demand charter, a 25-hour HeliCard, fractional ownership and aircraft management services. HeliFliteâ€™s outstanding safety record has been recognized by ARGUS International who has awarded HeliFlite â€œPlatinumâ€ status as well as Wyvern who has audited the company seven times and recommends HeliFlite as a… Read more »
St. Lukeâ€™s Health Systemâ€™s bases at Twin Falls and Meridian are expected to upgrade their helicopters to Bell 429s in the near future.Â Like their current 430s, these will be leased from Boise-based Idaho Helicopters, and will half the lift-off time offered by the current machines to just four minutes.Â An exact date is not… Read more »
The 80,000-square-foot building will be built on county property on Tooley Road, just north of M-59 in Howell Township. The 13-acre site, the former Hubbel farm, has access to the Livingston County Spencer J. Hardy Airport.
Becker Avionicsâ€™ DVCS6100 Digital Audio System has been selected by Lee County MEDSTAR for integration into their recently acquired Bell 430 twin-engine helicopter. The aircraft is currently undergoing completion at Sarasota Avionics and will be specifically tailored to their needs. The DVCS6100 was chosen due to its unique ability to effectively manage and control all… Read more »
On August 1, 2010 United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) delivered two Bell 430â€™s to the Ecuadorian Navy. The first 430 received a Garmin GNS400 GPS coupled to the autopilot, the Honeywell Mark XXII EGPWS, right hand sliding door, hoist provisions and some maintenance items. The second helicopter also received the Honeywell Mark XXII EGPWS, right hand… Read more »
In its inquiry report submitted to the state government, the agency said the crash was an “accident” which could have been averted if the pilots had terminated the journey or changed the flight path in view of adverse weather conditionsÂ – see HeliHub accident data – 2-Sep-09 VT-APG Bell B430 46 miles east of Kurnool,… Read more »
The helicopter crash which claimed the life of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S R Reddy was caused by pilots’ error who lost the chopper’s control and were engrossed for vital six minutes trying to locate a flight manual HeliHub.com page for this accident is here
St. Louis, Mo., January 5, 2010 â€“Â Aerospace Filtration Systems, Inc. (AFS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI) and a division of the Aerospace & Defense group, has received a Supplemental Type Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration for an Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system for the Bell 430 helicopter. With this new… Read more »
The University of Michigan has signed a multi-year agreement with Pentastar Aviation to provide management and support for all emergency medical operations for the Survival Flight program.Â The Survival Flight fleet includes a Citation Encore jet airplane and three Bell 430 helicopters.
Kaman Aerospace has been awarded a five-year contract with a potential value of $53 million to build composite helicopter blade skins and skin core assemblies for Bell Helicopters. Under the terms of the contract, Kaman will provide 18 different assemblies for H1, 406, 407, 412, 427, 429, 430 and BA609 aircraft.