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Latitude Receives EASA Approval for Bell 206/407 & AS350/355

Latitude Receives EASA Approval for Bell 206/407 & AS350/355

26-Jul-2010Source: Latitude Technologies

Latitude Technologies, a leading provider of satellite based communication, tracking and onboard aircraft data systems announced that their SkyNode S100-001 satellite based tracking/messaging device has received EASA Supplemental Type Certificate number “10030644”  covering Bell Helicopter Textron models 206, 206A, 206A1, 206B, 206B1, 206L, 206L1, 206L3, 206L4 and 407.  Certificate numbers “10030640” and “10030765” cover Eurocopter... Read more

Donated EMS LongRanger put up for sale

Donated EMS LongRanger put up for sale

20-Jul-2010Source: The Age

Taxpayer funds were used to buy the helicopter for the Southern Peninsula Rescue Squad in 1994. But the group claims the chopper is theirs, not the government’s, and they can do what they want with it.... Read more

Bell boosts LongRanger performance, reducing upgrade kit price

Bell boosts LongRanger performance, reducing upgrade kit price

19-Jul-2010Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the expansion of performance capabilities to its line of 206L single-engine helicopters with performance upgrade offerings to customers at a reduced price. Bell has spent the past year listening to customer feedback and evaluating the performance of this product line and as a result reduced the... Read more

Heliwest Signs six year JetRanger contract with Network Ten

Heliwest Signs six year JetRanger contract with Network Ten

6-Jul-2010

The next time you watch a news bulletin on Perth’s Channel Ten, odds are some of the video footage will have been shot from a Heliwest aircraft. Western Australia’s largest onshore helicopter company has signed an agreement with Channel Ten to provide a Bell Jetranger 206 lll to the station’s news division for the next... Read more

Contra Costa County Sheriff completes Initial NVG Qualification Course

Contra Costa County Sheriff completes Initial NVG Qualification Course

5-Jul-2010

Night Flight Concepts traveled to Contra Costa County California this month to provide night vision goggle (NVG) training to the Sheriff’s Aviation Unit.   The Air Support Unit of the Contra Costa (CoCo) County Sheriff’s Office has two helicopters that provide law enforcement reconnaissance, rescue, and support to all public safety agencies within the County.  The Sheriff’s Office uses “Star... Read more

Dart Announces FAA/TC/EASA Certification of Ultrapawâ„¢ for Bell 206, 407

Dart Announces FAA/TC/EASA Certification of Ultrapawâ„¢ for Bell 206, 407

22-Jun-2010Source: DART Helicopter Services

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received Transport Canada, FAA and EASA approval for their patent pending new design of Bearpaw, called the Ultrapawâ„¢, for the Bell 206L/L1/L3/L4/407 series of aircraft. The original DART Bearpaw, constructed of a UHMW polymer, addressed operator concerns about durability and... Read more

Hillsboro Aviation completing LongRanger 4 for Astrum Helicopters

Hillsboro Aviation completing LongRanger 4 for Astrum Helicopters

21-Jun-2010Source: Astrum Helicopters

Astrum Helicopters announced today the delivery of its new Bell 206 Long Ranger L4 helicopter. The helicopter was delivered from Bell Helicopter and is undergoing an 8 week completion at Hillsboro Aviation located in Hillsboro, Oregon. The new Bell 206 Long Ranger L4 will have a corporate 6 passenger configuration, sliding door, cargo hook, litter... Read more

FAA extend Van Horn B206 composite tail blade STC to OH-58s

FAA extend Van Horn B206 composite tail blade STC to OH-58s

9-Jun-2010Source: Van Horn Aviation

OH-58 helicopter operators now have an aftermarket choice for tail rotor blades. The FAA recently issued an amended Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Van Horn Aviation (VHA) 206B/L series composite tail rotor blade to include OH-58A+ and OH-58C models after reviewing flight and engineering data submitted by the company. “The City of Pasadena (California)... Read more

Traffic reporter wins undisclosed damages following B206 crash in November 2008

Traffic reporter wins undisclosed damages following B206 crash in November 2008

3-Jun-2010Source: Palm Beach Post

Paul Cavenaugh, a popular broadcaster who spent decades warning motorists of impeding traffic snarls, has won an undisclosed amount of money from the firm that owned a helicopter that crashed in 2008, leaving him in constant back pain.  (NTSB report for N281CB)... Read more

Municipal Government of Nezahualcoyotl stops flying B206 over safety issues

Municipal Government of Nezahualcoyotl stops flying B206 over safety issues

3-Jun-2010Source: ToDoTeotihuacan

The president, Edgar Sánchez Navarro, announced that the Bell 260 type helicopter owned by the Municipal Government of Nezahualcoyotl no longer fly over the streets of the town as its technical conditions do not guarantee safety for the crew of the ship to the locals. [file photo]... Read more

Air Evac opens base in Hardinsburg, Kentucky

Air Evac opens base in Hardinsburg, Kentucky

2-Jun-2010Source: Business First of Louisville

Air Evac Lifeteam has opened a base in Hardinsburg, in Breckinridge County, at Breckinridge County Memorial Hospital on Old Highway 60... Read more

Patria wins five year continuation of Swedish Police maintenance contract

Patria wins five year continuation of Swedish Police maintenance contract

2-Jun-2010Source: Patria

Patria Helicopters AB has been awarded the contract to maintain Swedish Police helicopters EC135 & Bell 206 Jet Ranger. The new maintenance contract is valid from 2011 till 2016 and it includes an option for three more years. The total value of the contract is some EUR 35 million. “We consider this contract to confirm... Read more

Indiana helicopter crash lawsuit settled for $5.6M

Indiana helicopter crash lawsuit settled for $5.6M

1-Jun-2010

The NTSB found the main rotor blade broke apart just after takeoff.  Hendricks County probate judge approved the settlement with defendant Bell  on Wednesday.... Read more

Garmin Receives FAA Approval for G500H Helicopter Flight Display

Garmin Receives FAA Approval for G500H Helicopter Flight Display

27-May-2010Source: Garmin

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted a supplemental type certificate (STC) for the Garmin’s G500H, an all-glass avionics system designed specifically for the VFR Part 27 helicopter market. The STC is for the Bell 206-series... Read more

Transport Canada issues STC for Van Horn composite B206 tail blades

Transport Canada issues STC for Van Horn composite B206 tail blades

27-May-2010Source: Van Horn Aviation

Rotor blade manufacturer Van Horn Aviation (VHA) recently received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from Transport Canada for VHA’s 206B/L series composite tail rotor blade. Transport Canada issued its STC after reviewing the documents associated with FAA STC SR0229LA issued in February for the same product. “We’ve had several Canadian 206 operators interested in flying... Read more

Drug-smuggling helicopter to be auctioned

Drug-smuggling helicopter to be auctioned

20-May-2010Source: CBC

A stripped-down drug-smuggling Bell 206B JetRanger seized by the B.C. RCMP has been put up for auction under the province’s proceeds of crime legislation, after no one came forward to claim it.... Read more

Latitude receives TC approval for Bell 206/407 & AS350/355 helicopters

Latitude receives TC approval for Bell 206/407 & AS350/355 helicopters

13-Apr-2010Source: Latitude Technologies

Latitude Technologies, a leading provider of satellite based communication, tracking and onboard aircraft data systems, announced that their SkyNode® S100-001 satellite based tracking/messaging device has received Transport Canada Supplemental Type Certificate number “SH10-16” covering Bell Helicopter Textron models 206, 206A, 206A1, 206B, 206B1, 206L, 206L1, 206L3, 206L4 and 407. Also included in this new STC... Read more

Second Frasca Helicopter FTD Gets Level 7 Approval

Second Frasca Helicopter FTD Gets Level 7 Approval

6-Apr-2010Source: Frasca

Frasca International has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Level 7 qualification on its 206B Flight Training Device (FTD) installed at FlightSafety International’s (FSI) Learning Center in Lafayette, LA. This is the highest level of qualification for Flight Training Devices and only the second FTD qualified to the Level 7 standard, the first being Frasca’s AS350... Read more

Dart Announces EASA Approval of Apical‘s B206 Cable Cutters Kits

Dart Announces EASA Approval of Apical‘s B206 Cable Cutters Kits

5-Apr-2010Source: DART Helicopter Services

DART Helicopter Services’ announces that their subsidiary partner Apical Industries has received EASA approval or their new Cable Cutters Kits for Bell 206A, B, L, L-1, L-3, L-4 helicopters. FAA approval has been previously received.  Transport Canada approval is pending. The Cable Cutters Kits provide a means of protecting the helicopter during a wire strike... Read more

January 2010 accident – lawsuit filed against Southern California Edison

January 2010 accident – lawsuit filed against Southern California Edison

26-Mar-2010Source: Justice News Flash

This refers to the accident of Bell 206 N5016U – see HeliHub.com accident page here... Read more

Ahlers Aerospace awarded NVG installation contract by Omniflight

Ahlers Aerospace awarded NVG installation contract by Omniflight

19-Mar-2010Source: Ahlers Aerospace

Ahlers Aerospace has recently been awarded a contract by Omniflight Corporation to install night vision cabin conversions to an additional six of their Bell 206 air medical helicopters. The installations will be accomplished at their facility in Newnan, Georgia, during March of this year. To date, Ahlers has performed more than thirty additional conversions on... Read more

Cobham expects HeliSAS certification on Bell 206/407 and AS350 by year-end

Cobham expects HeliSAS certification on Bell 206/407 and AS350 by year-end

24-Feb-2010Source: Flightglobal

Cobham is confident the new low-cost autopilot product will eventually become available for several light helicopter models.... Read more

Rolls-Royce and Bell explore RR500 applications

Rolls-Royce and Bell explore RR500 applications

22-Feb-2010Source: Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, and Bell Helicopter have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore options for the retrofit of the Bell 206B JetRanger helicopters with the RR500TS (turboshaft) engine.  The RR500TS was launched in 2009 as part of the RR family of engines that includes the RR500 turboprop and turboshaft and... Read more

North Queensland Rescue Helicopter Service may be grounded for good

North Queensland Rescue Helicopter Service may be grounded for good

18-Feb-2010Source: ABC

The North Queensland Rescue Helicopter Service was operating a search and rescue service in the region, but in November last year it relinquished its aircraft because it failed to meet State Government guidelines.... Read more

Aspen Avionics Announces STC for Bell 206 and 407

Aspen Avionics Announces STC for Bell 206 and 407

17-Feb-2010Source: Aspen Avionics

Aspen Avionics, Inc., manufacturer of the award-winning Evolution Flight Display System, announces the approval of a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation of the Aspen EFD1000H into the Bell 206 and Bell 407 model helicopters. This STC was developed in partnership with Keystone Helicopters. The EFD1000H is the latest addition to the Evolution Flight Display... Read more

Uruguay's PLUNA starts helicopter service with a B206

Uruguay's PLUNA starts helicopter service with a B206

4-Feb-2010Source: Mensajero Web

Uruguay’s airline PLUNA is branching out into rotary wing operations with the acquisition of a JetRanger... Read more

Uruguay’s PLUNA starts helicopter service with a B206

Uruguay’s PLUNA starts helicopter service with a B206

4-Feb-2010Source: Mensajero Web

Uruguay’s airline PLUNA is branching out into rotary wing operations with the acquisition of a JetRanger... Read more

RCMP seize helicopter used to ferry drugs between U.S. and Canada

RCMP seize helicopter used to ferry drugs between U.S. and Canada

2-Feb-2010Source: Digital Journal

The Bell helicopter was hidden on a rural property in the interior of B.C. Cops say the chopper was of interest to them since 2007.  HeliHub.com note that the registration of the subject B206 was cancelled in March 2007... Read more

AnMed Health launches LifeFlight service

AnMed Health launches LifeFlight service

21-Jan-2010

LifeFlight uses a Bell 206 L4. This helicopter is a single engine aircraft that can handle up to four people, including the patient. LifeFlight’s Bell 206 will be upgraded to a Bell 407 later in 2010.... Read more

Settlement Reached in "The Final Season" Helicopter Crash Lawsuit

Settlement Reached in "The Final Season" Helicopter Crash Lawsuit

18-Jan-2010Source: KCRG

Accident involved Bell 206 N2877F on June 30, 2006... Read more

Nevada Dept of Wildlife refurbish their 1978 JetRanger

Nevada Dept of Wildlife refurbish their 1978 JetRanger

9-Jan-2010Source: Nevada Dept of Wildlife

With the help of Nevada Bighorns Unlimited—Reno and the Wildlife Heritage Trust Account, the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) recently refurbished its vintage 1978 Bell Jet Ranger helicopter. The helicopter N 2 FG, affectionately referred to as “Old Blue” by NDOW Air Operations staff, was purchased 13 years ago and is used by NDOW to... Read more

Challenger Flight Systems launches new heating/air-con for AS350, EC130 and B206

Challenger Flight Systems launches new heating/air-con for AS350, EC130 and B206

5-Jan-2010Source: Challenger Flight Systems

Challenger Aerospace announced the launch of Challenger Flight Systems today, an innovator of rotorcraft environmental systems. At the helm, president and founder LeRoy Aday brings his leadership and vast experience to this endeavor. The newly designed Challenger Flight Systems product line of heating and air-conditioning systems is available for AS350, EC130, and Bell 206 helicopters,... Read more

05-Jan-10 N5016U Bell B206 nr Redinger Lake, US-California (4F)

05-Jan-10 N5016U Bell B206 nr Redinger Lake, US-California (4F)

5-Jan-2010

Three biologists with the California Department of Fish and Game and a contract pilot were killed Tuesday when their helicopter clipped a power line and crashed while they were surveying deer.  Killed in the accident were Fresno DFG colleagues Clu Cotter, 48, an associate biologist; Kevin O’Connor, 40, a biologist supervisor; and Tom Stolberg, 31,... Read more

Sherman Texas Lifestar to be officially referred to as Air Evac Lifeteam

Sherman Texas Lifestar to be officially referred to as Air Evac Lifeteam

14-Dec-2009Source: KTEN

Recently, Lifestar moved from Wilson N. Jones hospital to a new facility off highway 75 near the Sherman-Howe line.  Now, they are changing their name to match their parent company’s name... Read more

Dart Helicopter Services Announces FAA Approval of Apical‘s Cable Cutter Kit for B206

Dart Helicopter Services Announces FAA Approval of Apical‘s Cable Cutter Kit for B206

10-Dec-2009Source: Dart Helicopter Services

DART Helicopter Services announces that their subsidiary partner Apical Industries has received FAA approval or their new Cable Cutters Kits for the Bell 206A, B, L, L-1, L-3, L-4 helicopters. Transport Canada and EASA approvals are pending.... Read more

Helicopter job that killed four not authorized

Helicopter job that killed four not authorized

9-Dec-2009Source: TheHook

An ill-fated powerline inspection with a helicopter that killed four people in Cranbrook, B.C. was technically against federal regulations, according to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.... Read more

E&B Receives STC for Latitude S200

E&B Receives STC for Latitude S200

2-Nov-2009Source: Vertical

E&B Helicopters has just received Supplemental Type Certificate approval for installing the Latitude Technologies S200 sat phone, flight tracking and messaging transceiver in Bell 206B/206L series and Bell 407 aircraft.... Read more

Tulsa Police Department grounds both helicopters to save money

Tulsa Police Department grounds both helicopters to save money

1-Nov-2009Source: Tulsa World

Because of budget cuts, Saturday will be the last night either one of the two police helicopters will be flying in Tulsa for the foreseeable future.   Officials have said they will be saving $195,000 for the duration of the fiscal year by grounding the helicopters. The four officers assigned to the unit have been reassigned... Read more

Vector Aerospace awarded Fort Rucker US Army TH-67 overhaul subcontract

Vector Aerospace awarded Fort Rucker US Army TH-67 overhaul subcontract

30-Oct-2009Source: RotorNews

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services, Inc., one of the world’s leading independent providers of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services has been awarded a subcontract from Army Fleet Support at Fort Rucker, Alabama in support of the United States Army TH-67 (Bell 206) Flying Hour Program.... Read more

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