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Helicopter Training Squadron 18 Receives Award

Helicopter Training Squadron 18 Receives Award

The Order of Daedalians recognized the “Vigilant Eagles” of Helicopter Training Squadron (HT) 18’s outstanding safety record for 2018 with the Adm. John H. Towers Flight Safety Award, May 17. Cmdr. Kenneth Kerr, HT-18’s commanding officer accepted the award on behalf of his squadron during a ceremony hosted at Training Air Wing 5 in Milton,… Read more »

Source: US Naval Air Training, 22-May-19

Maverick Helicopters wins 10th award from SNHCA

Maverick Helicopters wins 10th award from SNHCA

Maverick Helicopters was honored during the Top Honors Awards Gala on Sunday, April 28 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. The SNHCA is an association of professional hotel concierges dedicated to providing the highest level of service possible in Las Vegas. As true ambassadors of the city, the group annually evaluates local tourism… Read more »

Source: Maverick Helicopters, 08-May-19

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Rotorcorp wins 2019 State and Regional Export Award

Rotorcorp wins 2019 State and Regional Export Award

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Region IV Administrator Ashley D. Bell today named Rotorcorp LLC as the 2019 SBA Exporter of the Year for the State of Georgia and the larger eight-state Southeast Region. “We are honored to highlight regional small business champions who are making significant changes by driving our economy and creating… Read more »

Source: Rotorcorp, 03-May-19

Forbes names FlightSafety one of America’s best mid-size employers

Forbes names FlightSafety one of America’s best mid-size employers

FlightSafety International has been named one of the best mid-size employers by Forbes. This is the second consecutive year that the company has received this important recognition. “We are pleased and honored that FlightSafety has been named by Forbes as one of America’s best mid-size employers again this year,” said Co-CEOs David Davenport and Ray… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 29-Apr-19

Kaman wins Black Hawk Supplier of the Year award

Kaman wins Black Hawk Supplier of the Year award

Kaman Aerospace Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced that its Integrated Structures and Metallics Division located in Jacksonville, Florida was presented with Sikorsky’s Black Hawk Program Supplier of the Year Award. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE:LMT), stated in a recent press release that “Kaman was chosen for this special recognition due… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 26-Apr-19

Electric helicopter creators to receive award

Electric helicopter creators to receive award

AHMEC presents its Annual Achievement Award for innovation in rotary wing flight at its annual Gala fundraiser on Saturday, April 27, from 5 until 10 p.m. This year’s recipients are Dr. Martine Rothblatt, Chairman and CEO of United Therapeutics, and Tier 1 Engineering for their Electric Powered Robinson R44 helicopter. Piloted by Captain Ric Webb… Read more »

Source: American Helicopter Museum, 23-Apr-19

Sikorsky Teamsters Win the Ergo Cup

Sikorsky Teamsters Win the Ergo Cup

Members of Teamsters Local 1150 won a competition at the Ergo Cup in New Orleans. The workers are responsible for manufacturing helicopters for Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of the Lockheed Martin Corporation. The Ergo Cup takes place at the Applied Ergonomics Conference, a national convention geared towards showcasing the latest developments in the field of… Read more »

Source: Teamsters, 15-Apr-19

Maverick Helicopters Awarded FAA Diamond Award of Excellence

Maverick Helicopters Awarded FAA Diamond Award of Excellence

Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, recently received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) 2018 Award of Excellence “Diamond Award.” The prestigious honor is a result of the ongoing dedication to maintenance training and aircraft safety. The award is Maverick Helicopters’ eighth consecutive for its Las Vegas and Grand Canyon South Rim locations… Read more »

Source: Maverick Helicopters, 11-Apr-19

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MD Helicopters presents “Excellence Award” to Precision Aviation Group

MD Helicopters presents “Excellence Award” to Precision Aviation Group

Precision Aviation Group (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry, has received the Excellence Award presented by MD Helicopters, Inc. The award signifies PAG’s commitment and approach to serving its global “mission-critical” customer base. The award was presented at the 2019 HAI Heli-Expo in Atlanta, Georgia…. Read more »

Source: PAG, 11-Apr-19

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Vertical Flight Society Announces Individual Recipients of its 75th Annual Awards

Vertical Flight Society Announces Individual Recipients of its 75th Annual Awards

The Vertical Flight Society announced the individual recipients of its prestigious awards program for 2019. Since its establishment in 1944, the Society’s awards program has paid tribute to the outstanding leaders of vertical flight and served as a catalyst for stimulating technological advances. This year’s winners will be recognized at the Grand Awards Banquet on… Read more »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 11-Apr-19

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Vertical Flight Society Announces 2019 Lichten Award Winners

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2019 Lichten Award Winners

The Vertical Flight Society announced the winners of its prestigious Robert L. Lichten technical award. The overall winner will be recognized at the Grand Awards Banquet on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, during the Society’s 75th Annual Forum & Technology Display in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Mr. Benjamin León of Georgia Institute of Technology was selected as… Read more »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 10-Apr-19

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VFS Announces Group Recipients

VFS Announces Group Recipients

The Vertical Flight Society today announced the group recipients of its prestigious awards program for 2019. Since its establishment in 1944, the Society’s awards program has paid tribute to the outstanding leaders of vertical flight and served as a catalyst for stimulating technological advances. This year’s winners will be recognized at the Grand Awards Banquet… Read more »

Source: VFS, 04-Apr-19

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VFS Awards Announces Individual Recipients

VFS Awards Announces Individual Recipients

The Vertical Flight Society today announced the individual recipients of its prestigious awards program for 2019. Since its establishment in 1944, the Society’s awards program has paid tribute to the outstanding leaders of vertical flight and served as a catalyst for stimulating technological advances. This year’s winners will be recognized at the Grand Awards Banquet… Read more »

Source: VFS, 03-Apr-19

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Keystone Turbine Services Earns Two Rolls-Royce M250 Awards

Keystone Turbine Services Earns Two Rolls-Royce M250 Awards

M International is pleased to announce its world-class portfolio MRO company Keystone Turbine Services, LLC (“KTS”) was presented with two Rolls-Royce M250 superior performance awards during the Rolls-Royce FIRST© Network luncheon held as part of the 2019 Heli-Expo Annual Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. “The Going Above and Beyond and Customer Satisfaction awards represent the combined… Read more »

Source: M International, 25-Mar-19

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StandardAero win two awards from RR FIRST Network

StandardAero win two awards from RR FIRST Network

StandardAero was the recipient of two awards at the prestigious Rolls-Royce FIRST Network Recognition Reception, an annual event held as part of Rolls-Royce’s attendance at the 2019 HAI Heli-Expo in Atlanta. The awards program recognizes significant achievements of authorized maintenance service centers that provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for M250 helicopter engines operated… Read more »

Source: Standard Aero, 06-Mar-19

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Twirly Birds Announce the 2019 Les Morris Award Recipient

Twirly Birds Announce the 2019 Les Morris Award Recipient

International helicopter pilot organization, Twirly Birds, has announced the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Les Morris award as Twirly Bird member, Mr. Gary Young. Young spent over 37 years with Bell Helicopter where he served as pilot, test pilot, instructor pilot, management and an innovative spirit to the company in several roles over his long… Read more »

Source: Twirly Birds, 01-Mar-19

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Bell V-280 Valor is the only rotorcraft on 2018 Collier Trophy shortlist

Bell V-280 Valor is the only rotorcraft on 2018 Collier Trophy shortlist

The National Aeronautic Association announced that 11 aviation and space achievements will compete for the 2018 Robert J. Collier Trophy. For 107 years, the Collier Trophy has been the benchmark of aerospace achievement. Awarded annually “… for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America,” it has been bestowed upon some of the most… Read more »

Source: The National Aeronautic Association, 27-Feb-19

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Nominations Open for the International Aerial Firefighting Awards 2019

Nominations Open for the International Aerial Firefighting Awards 2019

The International Aerial Firefighting Awards are presented annually to recognise a significant contribution by an individual or organisation to aerial firefighting.  The winners will be announced at the Aerial Firefighting Conference Dinner on 19th March 2019 during Aerial Firefighting Europe 2019 in Nîmes, France. Nominations are invited in two categories – Contribution to Aerial Firefighting Safety, and… Read more »

Source: Tangent Link, 21-Feb-19

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East Anglia Air Ambulance founder recognised with award

East Anglia Air Ambulance founder recognised with award

On the 25th October, one of EAAA’s founding member’s Gerry Hermer, received this year’s Sword of Honour from the Honourable Company of Air Pilots. Gerry was instrumental in the initial set up of East Anglian Air Ambulance, but his dedication to the whole aviation industry spanned more than five decades. Gerry originally worked as an… Read more »

Source: East Anglia Air Ambulance, 28-Jan-19

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HAI Announces 2019 Salute to Excellence Flight Instructor of the Year

HAI Announces 2019 Salute to Excellence Flight Instructor of the Year

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce today that Marty Wright, Chief Flight Instructor at the Bell Training Academy, is the 2019 recipient of the W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award. This award, sponsored by H. Ross Perot and the Perot family, recognizes superlative contributions by a helicopter flight instructor in… Read more »

Source: HAI, 11-Jan-19

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HAI Announces 2019 Salute to Excellence Pilot of the Year

HAI Announces 2019 Salute to Excellence Pilot of the Year

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce today that Andreas Hermansky, a pilot for Temsco Helicopters in Alaska, is the 2019 recipient of the Pilot of the Year Award. This award, sponsored by Appareo, recognizes an outstanding single feat performed by a helicopter pilot during the year or extraordinary professionalism over a period of… Read more »

Source: HAI, 11-Jan-19

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HAI Announces 2019 Salute to Excellence Safety Award

HAI Announces 2019 Salute to Excellence Safety Award

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce today that Chris Sharpe, project manager of HeliSOS in Guatemala, is the 2019 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence BLR Aerospace Excellence in Safety Award. With this award, HAI acknowledges outstanding contributions in the promotion of safety and safety awareness throughout the international helicopter community. The award… Read more »

Source: HAI, 10-Jan-19

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Garmin® awarded supplier of the year by Airbus Helicopters

Garmin® awarded supplier of the year by Airbus Helicopters

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced it received the 2018 Supplier of Excellence Award by Airbus Helicopters at the North American Supplier Conference in Grand Prairie, Texas. Garmin was recently recognized as the Supplier of Excellence for its unmatched responsiveness and competitiveness in various capacities, including its support of the U.S…. Read more »

Source: Garmin, 07-Dec-18

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VNH South Receives Award from Rosneft Vietnam

VNH South Receives Award from Rosneft Vietnam

On 16th November 2018, Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH South) was awarded the Outstanding Safety Achievement from Rosneft Vietnam at the “2018 Contractor HSE Forum” organized by Rosneft Vietnam. The award is granted to subcontractors in recognition of their special contributions to Rosneft Vietnam for 16 years of safe operations at Block 06.1. From 2003 to… Read more »

Source: VNH South, 03-Dec-18

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Air Methods Leaders Honored with Patriot Award

Air Methods Leaders Honored with Patriot Award

Air Methods, the leading air medical service, announced that David Richardson, senior vice president customer experience, and Martin Delaney, regional vice president, Midwest region, were both honored with Patriot Awards, a U.S. Department of Defense honor that recognizes employers who demonstrate outstanding support and flexibility for employees who proudly serve their country in the National Guard and Reserve…. Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 03-Dec-18

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Bell V-280 wins Popular Science Award

Bell V-280 wins Popular Science Award

The Bell V-280 Valor was recognized by Popular Science with a Best of What’s New Award in the Aerospace category for 2018. This award validates all the fantastic work completed to date by Bell and its partners from Team Valor and the U.S. government. From the outset, the Bell team had a mission: revolutionize vertical lift for U.S. warfighters. As part of… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 30-Nov-18

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Leonardo team wins Royal Aeronautical Society Team Silver Medal

Leonardo team wins Royal Aeronautical Society Team Silver Medal

At a ceremony held at the Royal Aeronautical Society’s headquarters, London, Monday evening, representatives from Smith Myers, Biggleswade and Leonardo Helicopter, Yeovil, were presented with the RAeS Team Silver Medal award for their teamwork developing the Redstreak Mobile Phone Detection and Location System. A joint Smith Myers and Leonardo Helicopter team brought diverse skills from… Read more »

Source: Royal Aeronautical Society, 30-Nov-18

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Two Awards of Excellence won by Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Two Awards of Excellence won by Wiltshire Air Ambulance

A DEDICATED volunteer and a successful fundraising campaign for its new airbase has resulted in Wiltshire Air Ambulance winning two prestigious awards. The charity enjoyed their success at the Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence, run by the Association of Air Ambulances, at a ceremony in London on Monday (12 November). Colin Smith, of Chippenham, Wiltshire,… Read more »

Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance, 16-Nov-18

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Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence – winners announced

Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence – winners announced

The nation’s finest clinicians, aviators and fundraisers are celebrated at the Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 310 guests celebrated the best and brightest from the air ambulance community last night at the national Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 2018. Awards hosts Richard Madeley and Angellica Bell handed out 12 Awards to outstanding individuals and teams,… Read more »

Source: Association of Air Ambulances, 16-Nov-18

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Metro customers honored during community awards

Metro customers honored during community awards

Metro Aviation recognized customer recipients of the Association of Air Medical Services Community Awards and those celebrating service milestones on Tuesday during its Annual Press Event at the 2018 Air Medical Transport Conference. The event highlighted AAMS Community Awards winners and programs celebrating 20 years or more of service. Customer AAMS Community Awards Include: David… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 26-Oct-18

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Airbus honors air medical leaders at AMTC 2018

Airbus honors air medical leaders at AMTC 2018

Airbus Helicopters Inc. recognized leaders of the air medical transport industry Monday for their far-reaching efforts to strengthen safety and service for crews and patients. Jennifer Hardcastle, Air Medical Sales Manager for Airbus Helicopters Inc., presented the awards at the Air Medical Transport Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. “We are proud to honor the committed teams… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 24-Oct-18

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HAI Salute to Excellence Deadline Extended

HAI Salute to Excellence Deadline Extended

Nominate for HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards – Deadline Extended to Oct. 15 Within vertical aviation are pilots, mechanics, safety professionals, and others who go above and beyond the call of duty in pursuit of the highest standards of professional excellence. Their dedication is an inspiration to us all. HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards recognize… Read more »

Source: HAI, 20-Sep-18

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Metro wins J. Pat Beaird Industry and Top Businesses of the Year award

Metro wins J. Pat Beaird Industry and Top Businesses of the Year award

Each year the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce hosts the J. Pat Beaird Industry and Top Businesses of the Year awards, with the support of our sponsors, the Forum, Chase Bank and the J. Pat Beaird Memorial Fund. “The Chamber is proud to announce that our Industry of the Year Award recipient this year will… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 24-Aug-18

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Who’s the Best in Helicopter Aviation?

Who’s the Best in Helicopter Aviation?

Nominate for HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards Within vertical aviation are pilots, mechanics, safety professionals, and others who go above and beyond the call of duty in pursuit of the highest standards of professional excellence. Their dedication is an inspiration to us all. HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards recognize outstanding achievement in vertical aviation. Go… Read more »

Source: HAI, 02-Aug-18

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Airbus Canada Now Accepting Nominations for the 2018 Innovation in Safety Award

Airbus Canada Now Accepting Nominations for the 2018 Innovation in Safety Award

As in previous years, the winner(s) of the Innovation in Safety Award will be selected by a committee of industry professionals.  The award ceremony will take place during the Helicopter Association of Canada’s annual conference, November 3rd  in Vancouver, BC.  The award recipient(s) will receive a cash prize of $10,000 CAD in addition to recognition… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Jul-18

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Heli-Union received recognition award

Heli-Union received recognition award

Heli-Union has been awarded a recognition award by Total E&P Myanmar during TEPM annual QHSE meeting in Yangon, Myanmar. The recognition award was granted to Heli Union in appreciation of no personnel injury and no incident within the 12 rolling months (May 2017 to April 2018) for its offshore helicopter services in Myanmar. Thierry Festucci,… Read more »

Source: Heli-Union, 02-Jul-18

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Air Ambulance Chief Executive receives top honour

Air Ambulance Chief Executive receives top honour

Jane Gurney, Chief Executive of Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, has today been named Director of the Year in the ‘Public/Third Sector’ category by the Institute of Directors (IoD) for the East of England. Mrs Gurney received her award from IoD Director General Stephen Martin at a celebratory lunch held in the Jockey Club Rooms… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 20-Jun-18

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Nominations for Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence Now Open

Nominations for Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence Now Open

The Association of Air Ambulances is today calling on the air ambulance community to nominate an individual or team, for this year’s Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence.  These prestigious and independent awards, honour the exceptional contributions of staff and volunteers who provide outstanding services and support for air ambulance organisations nationally. Nominations are welcome throughout… Read more »

Source: The Association of Air Ambulances, 08-Jun-18

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Northland Rescue Helicopter team receives safety award

Northland Rescue Helicopter team receives safety award

The Northland Rescue Helicopter team were the proud recipients of an acknowledgment award for 20 years of safe operation. The award was received by Chief pilot Peter Turnbull at the Rotortech Conference that was held last week. The team fly three Sikorsky helicopters, with numbers from January to April reaching 306, reports NZ Herald.

Source: HeliHub,com, 07-Jun-18

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The Helicopter Museum receives Heritage Site Award

The Helicopter Museum receives Heritage Site Award

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) presented its 2018 Heritage Sites Award on 17th May at its 74th annual Forum in Phoenix, Arizona to the Helicopter Museum at Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. The award was presented to museum volunteer Alan Norris by Michael Hirschberg, Executive Director of the VFS. Previously known as the American Helicopter Society, the VFS… Read more »

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 28-May-18

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Kopter receives Aerosuisse Award

Kopter receives Aerosuisse Award

Kopter has been granted this year’s Aerosuisse Award for its pioneering role in the construction of the first new and innovative light helicopter in Switzerland. Aerosuisse president Thomas Hurter gave this recognition to Andreas Loewenstein, Kopter CEO, at the 50th General Assembly of the Swiss Aerospace Association, which took place on 18 May. M. Hurter… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 25-May-18

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Leonardo Congratulates Royal Canadian Air Force

Leonardo Congratulates Royal Canadian Air Force

Leonardo congratulates the Royal Canadian Air Force crew of search and rescue helicopter “Rescue 901” for winning this year’s Cormorant Trophy for the rescue of five crewmen forced to abandon a fishing vessel 250 km offshore in fierce weather and rough seas. The recipients from 103 Squadron at CFB Gander are:  Major Jim Pinhorn,… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 25-May-18

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920th Rescue Wing receives Power and Vigilance Award

920th Rescue Wing receives Power and Vigilance Award

Maj. Gen. Ronald B. “Bruce” Miller, 10th Air Force commander, awarded Col. Kurt Matthews, 920th Rescue Wing commander, with the Power and Vigilance Award May 8, during the Combat Planning Council social at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas. The Power and Vigilance Award is presented to the 10th Air Force unit… Read more »

Source: 920th Rescue Wing, 21-May-18

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Autonomous Helicopter Technology Wins Another Major Award

Autonomous Helicopter Technology Wins Another Major Award

A revolutionary advance in autonomous flight capability was recognized with one of the nation’s top innovation awards.The Howard Hughes Award—given by the American Helicopter Society—was presented to the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Aurora Flight Sciences for their joint work on the Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System, or AACUS.AACUS allows any rotary-wing aircraft to… Read more »

Source: Autonomous Helicopter Technology, 18-May-18

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Triumph Geared Solutions Recognized by Sikorsky

Triumph Geared Solutions Recognized by Sikorsky

Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE:TGI) announced today that for the second time in the last three years, its Geared Solutions business has been recognized by Lockheed Martin’s Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS) as Supplier of the Year for exceptional performance and contributions to its Sikorsky helicopter company. The Park City, Utah based Geared Solutions business took this year’s… Read more »

Source: Triumph Group, 11-May-18

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Lockheed Chairman, President and CEO receives 2018 Edison Achievement Award

Lockheed Chairman, President and CEO receives 2018 Edison Achievement Award

Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO Marillyn Hewson accepted the 2018 Edison Achievement Award at the annual Edison Awards gala. The Edison Awards Steering Committee selected her for making a significant and lasting contribution to the world of innovation through her career, her leadership and her achievements. “I’m humbled and I’m honored to accept this award on behalf of the 100,000… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 19-Apr-18

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Babcock Australia wins ConocoPhillips supplier award

Babcock Australia wins ConocoPhillips supplier award

ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) announced the winners of its 2017 Supplier Recognition Award program. The ten recipient companies were honored for exhibiting exceptional leadership that celebrates our SPIRIT Values. Awards were given in two areas: focus on execution and doing business better.   ConocoPhillips’ business units around the world generated nominations internally, with winners chosen by a… Read more »

Source: ConocoPhillips, 16-Apr-18

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Boeing recognizes supplier of the year

Boeing recognizes supplier of the year

East/West Industries, Inc. has been recognized as a Supplier of the Year in the Global Supplier Diversity category by The Boeing Company. East/West was one of just 13 companies honored April 11 for distinguished performance in working with Boeing.In February, East/West was notified that it was one of 85 companies worldwide to receive the Boeing… Read more »

Source: East/West Industries, 12-Apr-18

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Sikorsky recognises top suppliers

Sikorsky recognises top suppliers

 Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) Sikorsky line of business honored its top suppliers at a recent ceremony in West Palm Beach, Florida. Twenty-six suppliers were recognized March 15, including 19 that received honors as Sikorsky Elite Suppliers for best-in-class performance in achieving on-time delivery, cost and quality standards during 2017. Sikorsky Program Supplier of the Year award recipients Black Hawk… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 03-Apr-18

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Weston Airfield receives heritage award

Weston Airfield receives heritage award

The Helicopter Museum site at Weston Airport has been recognised by the American Helicopter Society International as one of two 2018 recipients of its Vertical Flight Heritage Sites award programme, recognised for its historical significance. Weston airport shares the honour with the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace in Atlanta, Georgia. Weston-super-Mare has been involved in… Read more »

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 27-Mar-18

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AHS Announces 2018 Group Award Winners

AHS Announces 2018 Group Award Winners

AHS International, The Vertical Flight Society, today announced the organizations that are the 2018 recipients of its prestigious awards program. This year’s winners will be recognized at the Grand Awards Banquet on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, during AHS International’s 74th Annual Forum & Technology Display in Pho​enix, Arizona, USA. [AHS announced individual award winners on March 19, 2018] “Since 1943,… Read more »

Source: AHS International, 22-Mar-18

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AHS International Announces 2018 Individual Award Recipients

AHS International Announces 2018 Individual Award Recipients

AHS International, The Vertical Flight Society, today announced the 2018 individual recipients of its prestigious awards program. This year’s winners will be recognized at the Grand Awards Banquet on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, during AHS International’s 74th Annual Forum & Technology Display in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. “AHS was created in 1943 to help advance the state of the art… Read more »

Source: AHS International, 21-Mar-18

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Program Executive Office for Aviation group is awarded

Program Executive Office for Aviation group is awarded

A group from the Program Executive Office for Aviation has been recognized by the Army for their environmental improvements to the Army’s cargo helicopter aircraft and equipment. The Secretary of the Army selected the System Safety Environmental Working Group from PEO-Aviation’s Cargo Helicopters project office to receive the Environmental Award for Excellence in Weapons System… Read more »

Source: US Army Environmental Command, 14-Mar-18

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight employee named Tennessee Paramedic of the Year

Vanderbilt LifeFlight employee named Tennessee Paramedic of the Year

Bell, a critical care flight paramedic and respiratory therapist, has worked for Vanderbilt LifeFlight since 2005. He was one of the first paramedics hired to work in the flight division. Jeanne Yeatman, a Vanderbilt colleague who has served with Bell since he started with LifeFlight, recruited him to join the LifeFlight team. “We are so… Read more »

Source: Vanderbilt LifeFlight, 04-Mar-18

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StandardAero receives two awards from Rolls-Royce

StandardAero receives two awards from Rolls-Royce

StandardAero was the recipient of two awards at the prestigious Rolls-Royce FIRST Network Recognition Reception, an annual event held as part of Rolls-Royce’s attendance at the 2018 HAI Heli-Expo in Las Vegas.  The awards program recognizes significant achievements of authorized maintenance service centers that provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for M250 helicopter engines… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 01-Mar-18

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East/West Receives 3rd Gold Boeing Performance Excellence Award

East/West Receives 3rd Gold Boeing Performance Excellence Award

East/West Industries, Inc. today announced that it has received a 2017 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. East/West Industries maintained a Gold composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from October 1, 2016, to September 30, 2017. This… Read more »

Source: East/West Industries, 28-Feb-18

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Sundance Helicopters Honored with FAA Diamond Award

Sundance Helicopters Honored with FAA Diamond Award

Sundance Helicopters’ maintenance team received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) “Diamond Certificate of Excellence” for participating in the William (Bill) O’Brien Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards Program. The program encourages employers to participate in continuous-learning training programs in aviation maintenance, regulations and FAA regulations and awards are given to a select few corporations that have reached… Read more »

Source: Sundance Helicopters, 26-Feb-18

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Twirly Birds Announce the 2018 Les Morris Award Recipient

Twirly Birds Announce the 2018 Les Morris Award Recipient

International helicopter pilot organization, Twirly Birds, has announced the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Les Morris award as Mr. Roy Morgan, a true helicopter pioneer, industry icon and founder of Air Methods. Morgan began his distinguished aviation career in 1955 after buying a J-3 Cub that included flying lessons, what followed was an incredible journey… Read more »

Source: Twirly Birds, 23-Feb-18

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EDA launches Defence Innovation Prize

EDA launches Defence Innovation Prize

The European Defence Agency (EDA) today launched the EDA Defence Innovation Prize rewarding companies and research entities who will propose innovative and ground-breaking technologies, products, processes or services applicable in the defence domain.  The prizes are especially (but not exclusively) aimed at non-traditional defence industries (civil or dual-use producers) and researchers as they play a… Read more »

Source: EDA, 09-Feb-18

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SENER-Babcock wins award for AB212 modernization program

SENER-Babcock wins award for AB212 modernization program

The joint venture formed by SENER and Babcock Spain has been awarded a prize by the technical publication Avion Revue in the first Spanish edition of the Excellence Awards in the aerospace sector. Specifically, the magazine has recognized the joint venture’s good work in the AB-212 helicopter program to extend their operational life for the… Read more »

Source: SENER, 08-Feb-18

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance Wins National Award

Yorkshire Air Ambulance Wins National Award

The rapid response emergency service won the 2017 Air Ambulance Service Award at a glittering event at the Grange Hotel, London. The Health Business Awards recognise and celebrate the significant contributions made each year by organisations and individuals that work inside and alongside the NHS. They were presented by broadcaster, journalist and physician Dr Phil… Read more »

Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 16-Jan-18

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ForeFlight Co-Founders Honored with Living Legends Award

ForeFlight Co-Founders Honored with Living Legends Award

ForeFlight co-founders Tyson Weihs and Jason Miller will be presented with the Aviation Entrepreneur of the Year Award during the 15th Annual Living Legends of Aviation award ceremony, an event that honors individuals who have made significant contributions to aviation. The ceremony, hosted by John Travolta and Harrison Ford, will be held January 19, 2018… Read more »

Source: ForeFlight, 16-Jan-18

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15th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards

15th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards

John Travolta, the “Official Ambassador of Aviation,” will host the 15th annual “Living Legends of Aviation Awards” Friday Jan. 19, 2018 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California. The event honors those who have made significant contributions to aviation. Legendary actor Harrison Ford will present the “Aviation Legacy Award,” and this year’s ceremony is dedicated… Read more »

Source: Living Legends of Aviation, 10-Jan-18

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VNH South wins safety award

VNH South wins safety award

On 4th January 2018, Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH South) honorably received Safety Excellent Award given by Korea National Oil Ltd. Company (KNOC) for Recognition of 10 Years Lost Time Injury Free. The award is granted to VNH South for exceptional performance for 10 continuous years of safe operations. From 2007 to now, VNH South… Read more »

Source: VNH South, 09-Jan-18

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NPAS officer receives MBE in New Year’s Honours

NPAS officer receives MBE in New Year’s Honours

A police officer, working at the National Police Air Service is to be awarded a MBE for his services to policing. Sergeant Scott Gallagher has worked in Police Air Support for over ten years and for the National Police Air Service since its formation in 2012. Joining North Wales Police in 1994, Scott managed the… Read more »

Source: NPAS, 08-Jan-18

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NPAS officer receives MBE in New Year’s Honours

NPAS officer receives MBE in New Year’s Honours

A police officer, working at the National Police Air Service is to be awarded a MBE for his services to policing. Sergeant Scott Gallagher has worked in Police Air Support for over ten years and for the National Police Air Service since its formation in 2012. Joining North Wales Police in 1994, Scott managed the… Read more »

Source: NPAS, 05-Jan-18

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AHS International Awards open for nominees

AHS International Awards open for nominees

The AHS Awards Program was initiated in 1944 and over the years has paid tribute to the world’s outstanding leaders in industry, government and academia. The number of awards presented annually has grown steadily, as has the prestige and importance associated with them. The AHS Awards Program acts as a catalyst for stimulating technological advances… Read more »

Source: AHS, 03-Jan-18

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Leonardo wins award for electric tail rotor

Leonardo wins award for electric tail rotor

The National Award for Innovation, the most important prize for Italian innovation, was awarded to Leonardo during a ceremony held in the Chamber of Deputies, in the presence of the President of the Chamber, Laura Boldrini. Established by the Italian Government at the National Foundation for Technological Innovation, COTEC, the Award, better known as the “Premio dei Premi”,… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 19-Dec-17

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HAI announces Bell Helicopter Lifetime Achievement Award winner

HAI announces Bell Helicopter Lifetime Achievement Award winner

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that James Russell Spray, retired president and CEO of Safran Helicopter Engines USA, is the 2018 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Bell Lifetime Achievement Award. Spray, from Flower Mound, Texas, is honored for his lifetime of service dedicated to the helicopter industry. The award will be… Read more »

Source: HAI, 18-Dec-17

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HAI announces Rolls-Royce Excellence in Helicopter Maintenance Award winner

HAI announces Rolls-Royce Excellence in Helicopter Maintenance Award winner

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Charles “Chuck” Hagen, sales, training and field service manager at Aeromaritime America, Inc., is the 2018 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Rolls-Royce Excellence in Helicopter Maintenance Award. This award honors those who have excelled in conducting or managing maintenance operations in the helicopter industry, and… Read more »

Source: HAI, 18-Dec-17

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HAI announces W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award winner

HAI announces W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award winner

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce today that John W. Williams, of Fort Worth, Tex., is the 2018 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award (sponsored by H. Ross Perot, Jr. and the Perot family). The award will be presented at HAI’s Salute to Excellence… Read more »

Source: HAI, 15-Dec-17

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HAI announces Airbus Golden Hour Award winner

HAI announces Airbus Golden Hour Award winner

Helicopter Association International (HAI) announced today that Jonathan “JR” Roebuck, remote access project manager for Lifeflight of Maine and MedComm, is the 2018 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Airbus Helicopters Golden Hour Award. The award will be presented at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards Dinner at HAI HELI-EXPO 2018 in Las Vegas. Roebuck is… Read more »

Source: HAI, 15-Dec-17

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HAI announces BLR Aerospace Safety Award winner

HAI announces BLR Aerospace Safety Award winner

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Claude Vuichard, of Bern, Switzerland, is the 2018 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence BLR Aerospace Safety Award. This award, honoring those who have excelled in promoting safety in the helicopter industry, will be presented at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards dinner at HAI HELI-EXPO 2018… Read more »

13-Dec-17

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HAI announces Sikorsky Humanitarian Service Award winner

HAI announces Sikorsky Humanitarian Service Award winner

Helicopter Association International (HAI) announced today that Christchurch Helicopters, of Christchurch, New Zealand, is the 2018 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Sikorsky Humanitarian Service Award. This award is presented to the person or organization that best demonstrates the value of helicopters to the communities in which they operate by providing aid to those in… Read more »

Source: HAI, 13-Dec-17

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HAI announces Lightspeed Aviation Communication Award winner

HAI announces Lightspeed Aviation Communication Award winner

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce today that Frank Colucci, of Iselin, New Jersey, and senior contributing editor of Vertiflite, the magazine of American Helicopter Society (AHS) International, is the 2018 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Lightspeed Aviation Excellence in Communications Award. The award is given to the individual or organization achieving… Read more »

Source: HAI, 13-Dec-17

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