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Quark Expeditions new ship has two helipads and two helicopters

Quark Expeditions new ship has two helipads and two helicopters

Quark Expeditions®, the leader in polar adventures operating exclusively in the Arctic and Antarctica, announced the name of their new polar expedition ship scheduled to set sail late in 2020. The technologically-advanced vessel will be named Ultramarine. The highly-anticipated new ship takes its name from the precious colour of the same name: ultramarine, which means… Read more »

Source: Quark Expeditions, 12-Jun-19

Schiebel wins Norway’s tender for UAS deployment in the Arctic

Schiebel wins Norway’s tender for UAS deployment in the Arctic

Norway’s Andøya Test Center selected Schiebel’s marketleading CAMCOPTER® S-100 Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Air System (UAS) for extensive search and rescue trials as part of the Arctic 2030 project. The CAMCOPTER® S-100 was selected for its exemplary international reputation and its successful record of accomplishments in the maritime domain with customers all around… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 03-May-19

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Russian Defence Ministry Looks towards Arctic Mi-38 Variant

Russian Defence Ministry Looks towards Arctic Mi-38 Variant

Russia’s Defence Ministry is looking to purchase new Mi-38 helicopters for their Arctic operations. Russian Deputy Defence Minister, Yuri Borisov visited Kazan Helicopter Enterprise and stated how the Mil Mi-38 will be the perfect middle ground between the Mi-8 and the Mi-26. The Mi-38 has TV7-117V engines with integrated digital flight navigation systems and is… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Jun-17

Russian Helicopters hands over first Mi-8AMTSh to Russian Arctic forces

Russian Helicopters hands over first Mi-8AMTSh to Russian Arctic forces

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (part of Russian Helicopters, which is part of State Corporation Rostec), hosted a ceremony marking the acceptance of the Mi-8AMTSh-VA by the Russian Defence Ministry’s Arctic groupings. The first Arctic helicopter was developed specially for operation in the country’s north in temperatures lower than -40°С. With auxiliary fuel tanks, the helicopter has… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 26-Nov-15

Era participates in USCG Arctic Technology Evaluation 2015 SAR Exercise

Era participates in USCG Arctic Technology Evaluation 2015 SAR Exercise

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) (“Era”), a leading helicopter transport operator based in the United States, today announced participation in the U.S. Coast Guard’s Arctic Technology Evaluation 2015 Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX 2015) on Alaska’s North Slope. SAREX 2015 was designed to identify the benefits to search and rescue (SAR) missions brought forth by… Read more »

Source: Era, 22-Jul-15

Russian Defense Ministry Wants 100 ‘Arctic Terminator’ Helicopters

Russian Defense Ministry Wants 100 ‘Arctic Terminator’ Helicopters

The Defense Ministry wants up to 100 Mi-8 “Terminator” helicopters specially modified for service under the recently formed Arctic Command, Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov was quoted by news agency TASS as saying Tuesday. See Full Story

Source: The Moscow Times, 30-Mar-15

FAA Opens the Arctic to Commercial Small Unmanned Aircraft

FAA Opens the Arctic to Commercial Small Unmanned Aircraft

A research vessel plying the icy waters of the Chukchi Sea above the Arctic Circle seems an odd place for a Federal Aviation Administration employee. But that’s exactly where Alaskan Region inspector Jay Skaggs was on September 12. His presence aboard the Westward Wind helped ensure the first FAA-approved commercial flights by an unmanned aircraft went off… Read more »

Source: FAA, 01-Oct-13

UTair Bo105 joins Arctic Scientific Expedition

On June 28, 2013 a UTair Aviation Eurocopter BO 105 helicopter joined the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute expedition organized by State Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute. The UTair helicopter is outfitted with special equipment for conducting operations in the polar conditions and departed to participate in the project from the deck of the diesel-electric icebreaker Capitan… Read more »

Source: UTair, 14-Aug-13

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Ledcor Extends Summit Brand to Northern Aviation Companies

Ledcor Extends Summit Brand to Northern Aviation Companies

Ledcor Air Limited has received regulatory approvals to acquire the operations, business and assets of Trinity Helicopters Ltd. as a going concern.  Moving forward, the operation will do business as Summit Helicopters. Regulatory approvals are also in place for a full merger of Arctic Sunwest Charters and Summit Air Charters, which will operate as one… Read more »

Source: Ledcor Group, 02-May-13

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CybAero performs UAV missions in the Arctic Ocean

CybAero performs UAV missions in the Arctic Ocean

Swedish UAV manufacturer CybAero AB, listed on NASDAQ OMX First North in Stockholm, in collabora6on with the Norwegian Coast Guard and Coastal Agency, has conducted a series of flights with its unmanned helicopter, the APID 60, in winds up to gale force. The flights took place over the Arc6c Ocean, near the Norwegian village of… Read more »

Source: CybAero, 06-Jan-12

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21-Mar-10 RA-….. (Type TBA) Borneo ice base, North Pole

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