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HAI Extends Deadline For Salute To Excellence Award Nominations

HAI Extends Deadline For Salute To Excellence Award Nominations

1-Oct-2021Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International is extending the deadline to accept nominations for its annual Salute to Excellence Awards program. The deadline to submit full nomination packages is now Friday, October 15, 2021. These awards recognize superior achievement across the rotorcraft industry and are open to individuals, teams, or organizations who work with helicopters and remotely piloted aircraft systems (drones or UAS). Nominations can be submitted at rotor.org/salute.... Read more

30 Sep deadline for 2022 HAI Salute to Excellence nominations

30 Sep deadline for 2022 HAI Salute to Excellence nominations

23-Sep-2021Source: HAI

Within vertical aviation, there are pilots, mechanics/engineers, safety professionals, and others who go above and beyond to pursue professional excellence. Their dedication is an inspiration to us all. The HAI Salute to Excellence Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all forms of vertical aviation, including unmanned aircraft systems (UASs, or drones). New This Year HAI is... Read more

HealthNet Aeromedical Services Receives 2021 National Safety in EMS Award

HealthNet Aeromedical Services Receives 2021 National Safety in EMS Award

23-Aug-2021Source: HealthNet Aeromedical Services

The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) have selected HealthNet Aeromedical Services as the recipient of the 2021 Safety in EMS Award. Sponsored by Horton Emergency Vehicles, the award was established to recognize an organization that has significantly contributed to advancing EMS practitioner and/or patient safety. “HealthNet... Read more

London Heli Shuttle nominated in 2021 World Luxury Travel Awards

London Heli Shuttle nominated in 2021 World Luxury Travel Awards

2-Aug-2021Source: London Biggin Hill Airport

London Biggin Hill Airport (LBHA) has announced that the London Heli Shuttle has been nominated in the 2021 World Luxury Travel Awards.  Created  for business, corporate and private aviation customers, it transfers passengers from to and from central London in just six minutes. Operated on behalf of LBHA by Castle Air with its fleet of... Read more

VFS annonces winner of Alfred Gessow Award

VFS annonces winner of Alfred Gessow Award

21-Jul-2021Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) announced today the winner of the Society’s prestigious Alfred Gessow Award for the best technical paper at the 77th Annual Forum and Technology Display. This year’s winning paper is from the Aerodynamics session entitled, “Does Scatter Matter? Improved Understanding of UH-60A Wind Tunnel Rotor Measurements Using Data-Driven Clustering and CREATET-AV... Read more

UK Search and Rescue crewman wins bravery award

UK Search and Rescue crewman wins bravery award

23-Jun-2021Source: Bristow

A prestigious Royal Humane Society award has been presented to HM Coastguard Search and Rescue Lydd helicopter winch paramedic Mark Scotland, following his heroic actions in the effort to save a 12-year-old girl off the coast of Kent last year. Mr Scotland was awarded with the Testimonial on Parchment for bravery, which recognises someone who... Read more

Vanderbilt LifeFlight recognised with Star of Life Awards

Vanderbilt LifeFlight recognised with Star of Life Awards

22-Jun-2021Source: Air Methods

We want to congratulate our partner Vanderbilt LifeFlight, the 2020 Association of Air Medical Services transport program of the year, and other Tennessee public safety agencies for their lifesaving work at the 13th annual EMS Star of Life Awards. Hosted by the Children’s Emergency Care Alliance (CECA), the EMS Star of Life Awards is a premier... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance wins national award

East Anglian Air Ambulance wins national award

7-Jun-2021Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has been awarded the top spot in this year’s Best Companies list for the Charity Sector for its exceptional employee engagement and support during the pandemic. The charity has also been recognised as the 6th Best Company to Work For in the East of England in the 2021 listings and 14th... Read more

Med-Trans Pilot Honored With Prestigious Award

Med-Trans Pilot Honored With Prestigious Award

19-May-2021Source: Med-Trans

Pilot Melvin Hughes has received the Federal Aviation Administration’s “Master Pilot” Award Med-Trans pilot Melvin Hughes was honored by the Federal Aviation Administration with the prestigious Wright Brothers “Master Pilot” award. Hughes, a pilot based at Erlanger LIFE FORCE in Sparta, Tenn., was surprised with the award during a celebration last month. The Wright Brothers... Read more

Papillon recognised by FAA and IS-BAO

Papillon recognised by FAA and IS-BAO

5-May-2021Source: Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, the world’s largest and longest-running helicopter tour company, is the recipient of two Diamond Awards from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for excellence in maintenance and compliance. Founded in 1991, the FAA Diamond Awards are considered the highest industry honors within the William O’Brien Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Awards program. The... Read more

StandardAero wins two 2021 Top Shop Awards

StandardAero wins two 2021 Top Shop Awards

29-Apr-2021Source: StandardAero

StandardAero, a leading independent provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has received the 2021 Top Shop Awards for ‘Best Engine Components Repair’ and ‘Best Engine Repair.’  Representatives from StandardAero were presented with the two awards during the MRO Americas event taking place in Orlando, FL this week. The Top Shop awards are presented... Read more

VFS Announces 2021 Lichten Award Winners

VFS Announces 2021 Lichten Award Winners

16-Apr-2021Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society today announced the winners of its prestigious Robert L. Lichten technical award. The overall winner will be recognized on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, during the Society’s 77th Annual Grand Awards Ceremony, premiering at 2:00 pm EDT (UTC-4), on the Society’s YouTube channel: http://www.YouTube.com/VTOLsociety. Mr. Andrew Lavoie of Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin... Read more

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2021 Group of Its Prestigious Awards

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2021 Group of Its Prestigious Awards

6-Apr-2021Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society today announced the 2021 group recipients of its prestigious awards program. Since the establishment of the VFS awards program in 1944, they have paid tribute to outstanding teams in industry, government and academia working on vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft, serving as a catalyst for stimulating technological advances. This year’s winners... Read more

StandardAero win Rolls-Royce recognition award

StandardAero win Rolls-Royce recognition award

5-Apr-2021Source: StandardAero

StandardAero was recently recognized by Rolls-Royce during its annual FIRST (Fully Integrated Rolls-Royce Support Team) NetworkTM Recognition event with the 2021 “Trusted to Deliver Excellence” award.  The awards program recognizes significant achievements of authorized maintenance service centers that provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for M250 helicopter engines operated by thousands of customers worldwide. StandardAero... Read more

VFS Announces 2021 Individual Recipients of Its Prestigious Awards

VFS Announces 2021 Individual Recipients of Its Prestigious Awards

29-Mar-2021Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society announced the 2021 individual recipients of its prestigious awards program. Since the establishment of the VFS awards program in 1944, they have paid tribute to the outstanding leaders of vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft and technology, serving as a catalyst for stimulating technological advances. This year’s winners will be recognized virtually... Read more

Keystone Turbine receives Rolls-Royce 2020 Best in Class award

Keystone Turbine receives Rolls-Royce 2020 Best in Class award

25-Mar-2021Source: Keystone Turbine Services

M International, a leading global provider of aftermarket technical; maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and supply chain management services for the aerospace and defense industry, is pleased to announce its subsidiary Keystone Turbine Services (“KTS”) today received the prestigious Rolls-Royce Best in Class award for 2020. This award recognizes significant achievements by Keystone in providing continuous world-class MRO service and support to operators of the M250 gas turbine engine and related components to customers worldwide.  “We are proud to recognize Keystone Turbine Services as this... Read more

HAI names Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award

HAI names Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award

12-Mar-2021Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Michael Hynes, a 65-year veteran of the aviation industry, is the 2021 recipient of the association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The award, sponsored by Bell, salutes excellence in management and leadership and is granted to an individual for long and significant service to the international helicopter community. An... Read more

HAI Names 2021 Recipient of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Award for Maintenance Excellence

HAI Names 2021 Recipient of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Award for Maintenance Excellence

10-Mar-2021Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce life-long maintenance professional David Fox is the 2021 recipient of the association’s Maintenance Excellence Award. The award, sponsored by Rolls-Royce, recognizes an individual for long-standing excellence in rotorcraft maintenance, maintenance instruction or supervision, or a single significant contribution to rotorcraft maintenance. David has been around aircraft since... Read more

Glen Girard recognized with Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award

Glen Girard recognized with Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award

5-Feb-2021Source: Metro Aviation

The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award is the most prestigious award issued by the FAA to pilots certified under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61.  Metro Aviation Standardization and Compliance Manager Glen Girard recently received the award for his contribution to the aviation industry. The award recognizes pilots who... Read more

Garmin honored with consecutive On-Time Delivery Awards from Airbus

Garmin honored with consecutive On-Time Delivery Awards from Airbus

22-Jan-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Garmin® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced it has received a 2020 On-Time Delivery Award from Airbus Helicopters, Inc. for its efficient performance related to product delivery. Garmin avionics are available as standard on select Airbus Helicopters, including the H125, H130, H135 and H145. Each year, Airbus Helicopters, Inc. recognizes suppliers... Read more

FreeFlight Systems announces 2020 Sapphire Elite Dealers

FreeFlight Systems announces 2020 Sapphire Elite Dealers

11-Jan-2021Source: FreeFlight Systems

NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced today its acclaimed 2020 class of Sapphire Elite partners. Since 2018, FreeFlight has honored its 10 highest-performing annual professional partnerships that provide a network of Part 145 certified repair stations for global avionic operators. FreeFlight is proud to showcase these world-class authorized sales and service centers that sell, install,... Read more

Kaikoura Helicopters awarded Qualmark Gold

Kaikoura Helicopters awarded Qualmark Gold

11-Jan-2021Source: GCH Aviation

GCH Aviation are pleased to advise that Kaikoura Helicopters have been awarded the Qualmark GOLD award for Sustainable Tourism Business! “A Gold Award recognises the best sustainable tourism businesses in New Zealand, with the delivery of exceptional customer experiences an integral part of everything they do. A Gold Sustainable Tourism Award identifies those businesses leading... Read more

Senior VP for Safety Management Governance at Leonardo awarded two accolades

Senior VP for Safety Management Governance at Leonardo awarded two accolades

7-Jan-2021Source: Leonardo

Fabio Nannoni, Senior Vice President for Safety Management Governance at Leonardo Helicopters, has been commended with two impressive accolades from two prestigious and respected bodies in the aerospace community. Recently, the Royal Aeronautical Society announced Mr Nannoni was awarded an Honorary Fellowship in recognition of his ‘profound contribution to helicopter design’. In addition, Mr Nannoni... Read more

Bell Wins Four More Comparably Best Places to Work Awards

Bell Wins Four More Comparably Best Places to Work Awards

5-Jan-2021Source: Bell

Bell brought home four more Comparably Best Place to Work awards in the fourth quarter of 2020. Based on Comparably’s survey feedback, which is gathered anonymously, we are among the Top 50 large U.S. companies for Best Company Culture, Best CEOs, Best Companies as Rated By Female Employees, and Best Companies as Rated by Diverse Ethnicity... Read more

Innovative partnership between Devon Air Ambulance and Babcock scoops national award

Innovative partnership between Devon Air Ambulance and Babcock scoops national award

23-Dec-2020Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Innovation and collaboration truly do sit at the heart of what Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) does. The charity funded service was honoured to be co-recipient of a special ‘Covid-19 Response award’, at the recent Institute of Collaborative Working (ICW) Awards with Babcock Aviation Onshore, the UK’s leading provider of Air Ambulance operations support. The award... Read more

Irish HSE awards Tory Island helicopter contract

Irish HSE awards Tory Island helicopter contract

22-Dec-2020Source: HSE

The HSE has a long-standing arrangement in place to provide a helicopter service for transporting the GP, Public Health Nurse and other HSE primary care staff to the island for planned healthcare provision. This requirement will now be met by Executive Helicopters Maintenance ltd. A licensed holder operating for over 23 years, the company has... Read more

Vertical Flight Society Announces  Winner of  2020 Alfred Gesow Best Paper Award

Vertical Flight Society Announces Winner of 2020 Alfred Gesow Best Paper Award

9-Dec-2020Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) announced today the winner of the Society’s prestigious Alfred Gessow Award for the best technical paper at the 76th Annual Forum and Technology Display. This year’s winning paper is from the Acoustics sessions: entitled, Development and Validation of Generic Maneuvering Flight Noise Abatement Guidance for Helicopters by James H. Stephenson,... Read more

Ornge named in top 100 Toronto employers

Ornge named in top 100 Toronto employers

8-Dec-2020Source: Ornge

Ornge was recognized as one of GTAs Top 100 Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc. This marks Ornge’s inaugural inclusion on GTAs the Top 100 list. Canada’s Top 100 Employers program is a national competition that recognizes employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional workplaces. To be successful, organizations that apply have to meet or... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance wins Employer of the Year award

East Anglian Air Ambulance wins Employer of the Year award

7-Dec-2020Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

On 24 November East Anglian Air Ambulance was awarded Employer of the Year in the Norfolk Business Awards. Sarah Atkins, Head of HR, said: “After a truly challenging year for everyone, EAAA was truly delighted to be recognised by this award for the way we reacted to the pandemic and focused on the wellbeing of... Read more

GKN wins Boeing silver award for AH-64 and CH-47 program work

GKN wins Boeing silver award for AH-64 and CH-47 program work

2-Dec-2020Source: GKN Aerospace

GKN Aerospace have announced that it has received a 2019 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. The GKN Aerospace sites of Hoogeveen and Papendrecht in The Netherlands maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period supporting... Read more

Two helicopter pilots inducted into Wyoming Aviation Hall of Fame

Two helicopter pilots inducted into Wyoming Aviation Hall of Fame

19-Nov-2020Source: Wyoming Department of Transportation

The Wyoming Aviation Hall of Fame celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The first inductions occurred in 1995, when Ralph Johnson, Harold Slim Lewis, Dillard Pic Walker and Samuel Phillips were inducted. Since the inaugural 1995 induction, only one individual is inducted each year. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the... Read more

Collins honours Texas DPS with Rescue of the Year award

Collins honours Texas DPS with Rescue of the Year award

17-Nov-2020Source: Collins Aerospace

At a ceremony Sunday, leaders from Collins Aerospace Systems’ helicopter rescue hoist business presented the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) with the company’s Rescue of the Year Award. Each year, Collins Aerospace honors one of its Goodrich hoist customers for a particularly daring helicopter rescue executed using the company’s hoist. This year, Texas DPS... Read more

Summit Aviation Receives Garmin Bronze Dealer Award

Summit Aviation Receives Garmin Bronze Dealer Award

30-Oct-2020Source: Summit Aviation

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, announced that it has received the Garmin Bronze Dealer Award for 2019, which recognizes the top aviation dealers in the Garmin network. “The Bronze Dealer Award represents a level of sales performance, technical expertise, and customer service that distinguishes your business among other Garmin Aviation Dealers,” said Jim Alpiser,... Read more

Vanderbilt LifeFlight named National Program of the Year

Vanderbilt LifeFlight named National Program of the Year

29-Oct-2020Source: Air Methods

Vanderbilt LifeFlight, a subsidiary of Air Methods, a global leader in air medical transport, has been named the Air Medical Program of the Year by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS). This prestigious award, sponsored by Airbus Helicopters, recognizes an air medical program that has demonstrated a superior level of patient care, management prowess and... Read more

IBAC Honored by Top Flight Safety Award Nomination for New IS-BAO Programme

IBAC Honored by Top Flight Safety Award Nomination for New IS-BAO Programme

29-Oct-2020Source: IBAC

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) is honored to have the new International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) FlightPlan Stage 1 Programme for small operators nominated by the Aviation International News (AIN) magazine for its first annual Top Flight Award. “We are proud to have this new program recognized for its Contribution to Safety... Read more

Deadline for Salute to Excellence Awards Nominations closes Friday

Deadline for Salute to Excellence Awards Nominations closes Friday

26-Oct-2020Source: HAI

Within vertical aviation, there are pilots, mechanics and engineers, safety professionals, and others who go above and beyond to pursue professional excellence. Their dedication is an inspiration to us all. The HAI Salute to Excellence Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all forms of vertical aviation. As our industry evolves, HAI is excited to announce that... Read more

British Helicopter Association announces winner of annual Eric Brown Award

British Helicopter Association announces winner of annual Eric Brown Award

16-Oct-2020Source: BHA

The British Helicopter Association (BHA) has great pleasure in announcing that Captain Rick Newson CAA is the recipient of the Eric Brown Award for 2020. The Award is made annually by the BHA to an individual considered to have made the greatest and most significant contribution towards the helicopter industry in the past year. Captain... Read more

Air Methods Lead Mechanic Honored by FAA

Air Methods Lead Mechanic Honored by FAA

28-Sep-2020Source: Air Methods

Thomas “TJ” Hall, Air Methods airbase lead mechanic for Atrium Health’s MedCenter Air in Charlotte, N.C., has dedicated much of his life to maintaining helicopters that save lives. Hall started his career in the Vietnam War, at the age of 20, and has never looked back. His hard work and dedication earned him a special... Read more

Bell Presents the Turkish Director General of Forestry with the Outstanding Operational Readiness Award

Bell Presents the Turkish Director General of Forestry with the Outstanding Operational Readiness Award

21-Sep-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the Turkish Director General of Forestry was presented an award for “Outstanding Operational Readiness.” The force operates six Bell 429s for its mission of protecting the forests and other natural resources of Turkey. The fleet’s operational readiness is above 95 percent. “We are thrilled to... Read more

Bell Presents the Turkish National Police with the Outstanding Operational Readiness Award

Bell Presents the Turkish National Police with the Outstanding Operational Readiness Award

21-Sep-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the Turkish National Police were presented an award for “Outstanding Operational Readiness.” The force operates 14 Bell 429s for its safety and security missions. The fleet’s operational readiness is above 95 percent. “It is an honor to award the Turkish National Police this plaque for... Read more

Metro Aviation Mechanic receives FAA’s most prestigious Technician award

Metro Aviation Mechanic receives FAA’s most prestigious Technician award

4-Sep-2020Source: Metro Aviation

The Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award recognizes the lifetime accomplishments of senior mechanics and is awarded to a select group of professionals with 50 or more years of civil and military maintenance experience.  Metro Aviation is extremely proud of Metro technician Terry Peed who was recently recognized with the award. Terry began his impressive career... Read more

Shotover B1 camera system wins 2020 NZ Hi-Tech award

Shotover B1 camera system wins 2020 NZ Hi-Tech award

25-Aug-2020Source: SHOTOVER

Serko was the big winner at the 2020 Hi-Tech Awards tonight, claiming the PwC Hi-Tech Company of the Year category. For the first time ever the Awards gathering took place virtually with a huge audience coming together remotely via a livestream to celebrate the successes of New Zealand hitech companies across 14 categories. In selecting... Read more

Ryan Aerospace wins International Military Training and Simulation award

Ryan Aerospace wins International Military Training and Simulation award

12-Aug-2020Source: Ryan Aerospace

RYAN AEROSPACE (AUSTRALIA) has won the coveted Small Business of the Year Award in the International Military Training and Simulation MS&T) Awards; a global awards program aimed to showcase the people, products, processes and organisations that deliver the sustained innovation and quality products and services of the military simulation training industry and community. Managing Director... Read more

Nominations Now Open for HAI Salute to Excellence Awards

Nominations Now Open for HAI Salute to Excellence Awards

17-Jul-2020Source: HAI

Within vertical aviation, there are pilots, mechanics and engineers, safety professionals, and others who go above and beyond to pursue professional excellence. Their dedication is an inspiration to us all. The HAI Salute to Excellence Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all forms of vertical aviation. As our industry evolves, HAI is excited to announce that... Read more

Garmin® honored with Elite Supplier Award from Korea Aerospace Industries

Garmin® honored with Elite Supplier Award from Korea Aerospace Industries

11-May-2020Source: Garmin

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced that it was awarded the Elite Supplier Award from Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), LTD. for its support and development of the G5000H™ integrated flight deck on the KUH-1 Surion helicopter. The Elite Supplier Award was presented to Garmin by KAI at its semi-annual Supplier... Read more

EASA announces winners of first GA safety award

EASA announces winners of first GA safety award

8-May-2020Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is pleased to announce the winners of its first General Aviation (GA) Safety Award. The award was launched in April last year at AERO 2019 as part of the Agency’s ongoing commitment to GA. The GA Safety Award recognises the most safety-beneficial smartphone/tablet application for use by GA... Read more

Air Covers wins Queen’s Award

Air Covers wins Queen’s Award

22-Apr-2020Source: Air Covers

Air Covers Ltd, a leading specialist in the design of bespoke protective covers for the aerospace and marine sector, is proud to have won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade 2020. These Awards are the most prestigious award a UK company can receive. Her Majesty The Queen approves the winners, which recognises companies... Read more

Spidertracks named as finalist for the 2020 New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards

Spidertracks named as finalist for the 2020 New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards

15-Apr-2020Source: Spidertracks

Spidertracks has been named as a 2020 finalist for the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards “Company of the Year” award. The announcement was made to a record number of virtual watchers Tuesday 31st March 2020. Sean Tindale, our CTO reflects on the nomination; “It’s a great time to be at Spidertracks helping customers save lives through... Read more

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2020 Lichten Award Winners

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2020 Lichten Award Winners

14-Apr-2020Source: The Vertical Flight Society

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, October 7, 2020, during the Society’s 76th Annual Forum & Technology Display in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. Ms. Chloe Johnson of University of Texas at Austin was... Read more

TH-119 Certification Team Wins Harry T. Jensen Award

TH-119 Certification Team Wins Harry T. Jensen Award

6-Apr-2020Source: Leonardo

Leonardo is pleased to announce the company’s TH-119 Certification Team, led by Program Manager Enzo Galli, has won the Vertical Flight Society’s prestigious Harry T. Jensen Award. The Harry T. Jensen Award recognizes outstanding contribution to the improvement of reliability, maintainability, safety or logistics support through improved design or technical achievement. Leonardo’s TH-119 Certification Team,... Read more

Garmin® receives On-Time Delivery award from Airbus Helicopters

Garmin® receives On-Time Delivery award from Airbus Helicopters

16-Mar-2020Source: Garmin

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced it received the 2019 On-Time Delivery award by Airbus Helicopters at the North American Supplier Conference in Grand Prairie, Texas. Garmin was recently recognized with this award for its efficient performance related to product delivery. Garmin avionics are currently available as standard on select... Read more

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters receives two FAA Diamond Awards

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters receives two FAA Diamond Awards

12-Mar-2020Source: Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, the world’s largest and longest-running helicopter tour company, is the recipient of two Diamond Awards from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for excellence in maintenance and compliance. Founded in 1991, the FAA Diamond Awards are considered the highest industry honors within the William O’Brien Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Awards program. (Click... Read more

Garmin G5000H install in KAI Surion wins award

Garmin G5000H install in KAI Surion wins award

11-Mar-2020Source: Garmin

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced that it was awarded the Elite Supplier Award from Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), LTD. for its support and development of the G5000H™ integrated flight deck on the KUH-1 Surion helicopter. The Elite Supplier Award was presented to Garmin by KAI at its semi-annual Supplier... Read more

WAI Founder wins 2020 Cliff Henderson Trophy Recipient

WAI Founder wins 2020 Cliff Henderson Trophy Recipient

3-Feb-2020Source: WAI

Women in Aviation International is pleased to announce the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) has selected Dr. Peggy Chabrian, founder of Women in Aviation International, as the recipient of the 2020 Cliff Henderson Trophy. The Henderson Trophy, which is in the collection of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, was established in 1960 to honor... Read more

CEO of Chinook Helicopters in Abbotsford among nation’s Most Powerful Women

CEO of Chinook Helicopters in Abbotsford among nation’s Most Powerful Women

12-Dec-2019Source: The Abbotsford News

The president and CEO of Chinook Helicopters in Abbotsford has been named one of the top 100 most powerful women in Canada by the Women’s Executive Network. See Full Story.... Read more

Helijet CEO receives HAC Lifetime Achievement award

Helijet CEO receives HAC Lifetime Achievement award

6-Dec-2019Source: Helijet

Daniel Sitnam, President and CEO of Richmond B.C.-based Helijet International Inc. has been presented with the Helicopter Association of Canada (HAC) 2019 Agar-Stringer Award for his lifetime contribution to the Canadian helicopter industry. HAC President Fred Jones presented the award to Sitnam at the 2019 HAC convention in Vancouver, noting, “This award is well-deserved. Danny... Read more

Summit receives acclaimed Hire Vets Award

Summit receives acclaimed Hire Vets Award

20-Nov-2019Source: Summit Aviation

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, announced that it has received the HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion Award from the U.S. Department of Labor for 2019 for its efforts to recruit, employ and retain the nation’s veterans. The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans (HIRE Vets) Award is the only veteran hiring award... Read more

Precision Aviation Group is receives Top Supplier Award

Precision Aviation Group is receives Top Supplier Award

20-Nov-2019Source: Precision Aviation Group

Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry has received an award from Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI) for achieving 100% On-Target Quality Performance, recognizing the company’s performance in support of Airbus Helicopters’ AS350, UH-72A, EC-135 and EC-145 platforms. The award was presented in... Read more

Winnipeg Police Chief Pilot wins Airbus Safety Innovation Award

Winnipeg Police Chief Pilot wins Airbus Safety Innovation Award

18-Nov-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters Canada has recognized Malcolm Murray, Chief Pilot of the Winnipeg Police Service, as the recipient of the 2019 Innovation in Safety Award. A pilot for 20 years, Murray has worked to enhance aviation safety in Winnipeg and across airborne law enforcement operations. Murray joined Winnipeg Police Service in 2011 and assumed the role... Read more

HAI Names Recipient of Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award

HAI Names Recipient of Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award

13-Nov-2019Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that the Los Angeles County (California) Fire Department Air Operations LACOFD Sikorsky S-70 Firehawk helicopter teams are the 2020 recipient of the Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award. The award honors the person or persons who best demonstrate the value of helicopters to the communities in which... Read more

HAI Announces 2020 Recipient of Salute to Excellence Safety Award

HAI Announces 2020 Recipient of Salute to Excellence Safety Award

12-Nov-2019Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Krisna Dewi, commercial manager of PT. Sayap Garuda Indah (Heli SGI and Air Bali) in Bali, Indonesia, is the 2020 recipient of the association’s Safety Award. The award, sponsored by BLR Aerospace, acknowledges outstanding contributions in the promotion of safety and safety awareness throughout the international... Read more

HAI Announces Recipient of 2020 Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award

HAI Announces Recipient of 2020 Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award

12-Nov-2019Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Boise, Idaho, resident Gary Wiltrout is the 2020 recipient of the Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award. This award, presented by Bell, salutes excellence in management and leadership and is given to an individual for long and significant service to the international helicopter community. It will... Read more

HAI Announces Recipient of 2020 Salute to Excellence Golden Hour Award

HAI Announces Recipient of 2020 Salute to Excellence Golden Hour Award

11-Nov-2019Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) Ambulance Service is the 2020 recipient of the Salute to Excellence Golden Hour Award. This award recognizes the efforts of an individual, group, or organization that, through a particular activity or contributions over time, has advanced the use of helicopters in... Read more

HAI Announces Recipient of 2020 Salute To Excellence Law Enforcement Award

HAI Announces Recipient of 2020 Salute To Excellence Law Enforcement Award

8-Nov-2019Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Bryn Elliott is the 2020 recipient of the association’s Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award. The award, sponsored by MD Helicopters, recognizes an individual or organization that has contributed to the promotion and advancement of helicopters in support of law enforcement activities. Nominees were not limited... Read more

HAI Announces Recipient of 2020 W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award

HAI Announces Recipient of 2020 W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award

8-Nov-2019Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Dwayne Williams, a retired chief pilot for both Bell and MD Helicopters, is the 2020 recipient of the association’s W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award. The award, sponsored by H. Ross Perot and the Perot family, recognizes superlative contributions by a helicopter flight... Read more

HAI Announces Salute To Excellence Maintenance Technician of the Year Recipient

HAI Announces Salute To Excellence Maintenance Technician of the Year Recipient

7-Nov-2019Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Corey Brekke, maintenance manager in Afghanistan for Columbia Helicopters, is the 2020 recipient of the association’s Excellence in Helicopter Maintenance Award. The award, sponsored by Rolls-Royce, recognizes an individual for long-standing excellence in the performance of helicopter maintenance, maintenance instruction or supervision, or a single significant... Read more

SEI Industries is a Finalist for the 2019 BC Export Awards

SEI Industries is a Finalist for the 2019 BC Export Awards

9-Oct-2019Source: SEI Industries

SEI Industries Ltd. is announced as a finalist for Business in Vancouver’s 2019 BC Export Awards in the manufacturing category. SEI engineers and manufactures niche products for the helicopter industry through two major divisions: Aerial Firefighting and Remote Site. Left: Bambi Bucket extinguishes fire, Right: Bulk Aviation Transfer Tank inside aircraft; both manufactured by SEI... Read more

Paradise Helicopters pilot receives FAA Master Pilot Award

Paradise Helicopters pilot receives FAA Master Pilot Award

25-Sep-2019Source: Paradise Helicopters

Paradise Helicopters, the leading Hawai‘i-based helicopter tour company, is pleased to announce that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded longtime Paradise pilot and Pahoa resident Robert Blair with the Master Pilot Award. The award was presented on Wednesday by Airman Scott Allen, FAA safety team program manager at the Honolulu Flight Safety District... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance secures Silver ERS Award

Devon Air Ambulance secures Silver ERS Award

24-Sep-2019Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance employs several former Armed Forces personnel. This isn’t only most of our pilots, but also veterans across roles such as facilities, retail, logistics and critical care paramedics. The service also employs reservists. The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation to ensure that those who serve or who have served... Read more

Omni Táxi Aéreo awarded for most distant Offshore flight ever made in Brazil

Omni Táxi Aéreo awarded for most distant Offshore flight ever made in Brazil

22-Aug-2019Source: Omni Táxi Aéreo

During the Labace event, which occurred from August 13th to 15th, Omni was awarded by Leonardo Helicopters, one of the world’s leading helicopter manufacturers, for the historic performance of the most distant flight ever made from the Brazilian coast. This flight was performed by a Leonardo Helicopters aircraft, model AW189 (using a belly tank), to... Read more

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance Shortlisted for Third Sector Awards

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance Shortlisted for Third Sector Awards

9-Aug-2019Source: Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) are excited to announce that we have been shortlisted in the “Digital Innovation of the Year” category for the Third Sector Awards. Earlier this year, we announced a brand new online Wellbeing Programme, the first of it’s kind for Air Ambulance charities. The programme takes a proactive... Read more

HAI Salute to Excellence Awards – deadline approaching

HAI Salute to Excellence Awards – deadline approaching

6-Aug-2019Source: HAI

Within vertical aviation, there 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 achievements in vertical aviation. Go to rotor.org/salute and nominate an exceptional... Read more

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Named ‘Best Tour Company’ in Hawaii

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Named ‘Best Tour Company’ in Hawaii

18-Jul-2019Source: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, Hawaii’s air-tour leader, has been recognized as the winner of “Best Tour Company in Hawaii” by USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Quentin Koch, President and General Manager of Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, said of the honor, “I believe we are #1 because we have the very best pilots, staff and equipment, and... Read more

The Air Ambulance Service scoops national charity award

The Air Ambulance Service scoops national charity award

17-Jul-2019Source: The Air Ambulance Service

The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS) is celebrating after proudly picking up a national title at this year’s Charity Retail Awards. The rugby-based charity collected the Best Use of Innovation and Technology for its asset recovery and IT re-use initiative which takes old equipment, wipes it of all data, restores full functionality and sells it on... Read more

Vertical Flight Society Announces Winner of 2019 Alfred Gessow Best Paper Award

Vertical Flight Society Announces Winner of 2019 Alfred Gessow Best Paper Award

15-Jul-2019Source: The Vertical Flight Society

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) announced the winner of the Society’s prestigious Alfred Gessow Award for the best technical paper at the 75th Annual Forum and Technology Display. This year’s winning paper is the Aerodynamics session: Helicopter Rotor Boundary Layer Transition Measurement in Forward Flight using an Infrared Camera, by Anthony Gardner of the German... Read more

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