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Boost Human External Cargo Systems Exhibiting at HAI Heli-Expo 2020

Boost Human External Cargo Systems Exhibiting at HAI Heli-Expo 2020

Boost Human External Cargo Systems (Boost Systems – www.boostsystems.ca), a global industry leader in the provision of the most advanced, fully-certified, Human External Cargo (HEC) Systems and services for the rescue, utility, public safety and defence sectors is exhibiting at Heli-Expo 2020 (Booth #2436) in Anaheim, California from January 28th – 30th, 2020. “Over the… Read more »

Source: Boost Systems, 24-Jan-20

eVTOL manufacturer Joby Aviation raises $590 Million

eVTOL manufacturer Joby Aviation raises $590 Million

 Joby Aviation, a pioneer in the development of an electric air taxi, has raised $590 million in Series C funding led by Toyota Motor Corporation. Prior investors, including SPARX Group, Intel Capital, Capricorn Investment Group, JetBlue Technology Ventures, Toyota AI Ventures, and AME Cloud Ventures, also contributed to the round, and were joined by new… Read more »

Source: Joby Aviation, 24-Jan-20

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Helicopter Foundation International changes name

Helicopter Foundation International changes name

Helicopter Foundation International (HFI), HAI’s charitable arm, is undergoing a name change that more closely identifies the nonprofit rganization’s role in supporting HAI missions. Effective January 13, 2020, the name officially changed to the HAI Foundation.   “For many years, not everyone realized that HFI is directly connected to HAI, its parent organization,” says HAI… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Foundation International, 24-Jan-20

Bristow Supports Republic of Singapore Air Force, Australia Bushfire Relief Operations

Bristow Supports Republic of Singapore Air Force, Australia Bushfire Relief Operations

As the world pays attention to the major bushfires happening along the East Coast of Australia, Bristow Defence Industries (BDI) has quietly supported the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s Oakey Detachment, based in Oakey, Queensland, in its preparation to deploy two RSAF’s CH47Ds from Oakey to Royal Australian Air Force Base East Sale, located 220… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 24-Jan-20

Genesys Aerosystems Offers New Line of Digital Radios

Genesys Aerosystems Offers New Line of Digital Radios

Genesys Aerosystems, a leading provider of EFIS and autopilot solutions, announced today a new product line, the Genesys Digital Radio (GDR). The Genesys Digital Radio is a family of remote-mounted, software-definable radios. They feature combined VOR/localizer/glideslope navigation, marker beacon, and VHF communication with a frequency range of 118-136 MHz or 118-156 MHz, and 25 or… Read more »

Source: Genesys Aerosystems, 24-Jan-20

Bristow to merge with Era Helicopters

Bristow to merge with Era Helicopters

Letter posted by Bristow Group as an official filing with the US SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission), written by L. Don Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer.:- Dear Colleagues, Today is an important day in the life of Bristow as we continue to position our global company for long term success. It is with great enthusiasm… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 24-Jan-20

AirX proposes new tourist flights from Tokyo Heliport

AirX proposes new tourist flights from Tokyo Heliport

Japanese operator AirX has set up a project in association with with Keikyu Corporation which will result in tourist flights by helicopter to a newly developed resort known as “Sky Resort Miura”. The venue on the Miura Peninsula is a popular get-away destination for Tokyo residents, but suffers from slow ground transport. The peninsula is in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Jan-20

Elbit Systems Successfully Demonstrates High-Altitude High-Precision Aerial Firefighting Solution

Elbit Systems Successfully Demonstrates High-Altitude High-Precision Aerial Firefighting Solution

Elbit Systems completed a successful field demonstration of its patented Hydrop system, an innovative solution enabling high-altitude high-precision aerial firefighting. The field demonstration took place recently as part of an exercise led by the Israel Fire and Rescue Authority. During the exercise two Air Tractor aircraft from the Israeli Fire Fighting Squadron were directed to… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 22-Jan-20

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PS Engineering announces PAC45 with dual control head – PAC45D

PS Engineering announces PAC45 with dual control head – PAC45D

Responding to the Special Mission Community, PS Engineering is pleased to announce the availability of a dual control head to work with the PAC45 Special Mission Digital Audio Control System. The PAC45D system allows the flight crew easy access to critical mission audio from a central controller. This meets the operational requirements of many agencies,… Read more »

Source: PS Engineering, 22-Jan-20

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DRF Foundation to fund external air medical R&D projects

DRF Foundation to fund external air medical R&D projects

From 2020, the DRF Foundation for Air Rescue will fund larger projects than before that deal with the research and development of innovative methods, new concepts and systems in the field of preclinical emergency and rescue medicine, especially in air rescue. Those interested in funding can now submit their project. “Since every human life is… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 22-Jan-20

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Twirly Birds annual meeting to be held during HAI Heli-Expo 2020

Twirly Birds annual meeting to be held during HAI Heli-Expo 2020

International helicopter pilot organization Twirly Birds will hold its annual membership meeting in conjunction with the Helicopter Association International (HAI) HELI-EXPO in Anaheim, California, on Tue., Jan. 28, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Anaheim Marriott, Orange County Ballroom 3 & 4. General membership qualification requirements are to have flown solo in a helicopter or vertical lift aircraft… Read more »

Source: HAI, 22-Jan-20

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Airbus displays its customer-centric solutions at Heli-Expo 2020

Airbus displays its customer-centric solutions at Heli-Expo 2020

Airbus Helicopters will be showcasing its civil range of helicopters at Heli-Expo 2020, which runs from 28-30 January at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. Centre-stage on booth 3432 will be an H125, an ACH130 Aston Martin Edition, and an H175. The H125 will be displayed with the company’s latest improvements destined to better serve… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-Jan-20

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HAI Foundation Online Auction Is Now Open

HAI Foundation Online Auction Is Now Open

It’s here: the HAI Foundation Online Silent Auction is now open. Take home a unique rotorcraft experience today! Go to BiddingforGood.com/HAI now to view and bid on an exciting range of items, including training, communications equipment, helicopter tours, artwork, and much more! You can bid 24/7 on your computer, smartphone, or tablet until 4:00 pm PST, Jan. 30—the close of the… Read more »

Source: HAI Foundation, 22-Jan-20

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FAA Administrator to Attend HAI Heli-Expo 2020

FAA Administrator  to Attend HAI Heli-Expo 2020

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Steve Dickson is scheduled to attend HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, Calif., on Jan. 28, 2020. Dickson will provide remarks at the HAI Annual Membership Meeting and Breakfast. He is expected to address a variety of topics relevant to the vertical-lift… Read more »

Source: HAI, 22-Jan-20

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EHA launches European Rotors event to rival Vertical Flight Expo

EHA launches European Rotors event to rival Vertical Flight Expo

The European Helicopter Association (EHA) has launched European Rotors, an exhibition which will run in November 2020 in the German city of Cologne. It will be supported by EASA, along with airframe manufacturers including Airbus, Bell, Kopter and Leonardo, together with engine company Safran. To many observers, this is hardly a surprise. The EHA was instrumental in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Jan-20

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StandardAero makes component repair acquisition in Europe

StandardAero makes component repair acquisition in Europe

StandardAero has acquired TRS Global Services subsidiary, TRS Ireland, a highly specialized provider of component repair and manufacturing processes for a large range of industrial, aeroderivative and aircraft gas turbines. The acquisition will continue to expand StandardAero’s Components, Helicopters & Accessories (CH&A) division and its worldwide portfolio of MRO and component repair services. TRS Ireland… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 21-Jan-20

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Hawaii Air Tour Task Force to Address Safety and Noise

Hawaii Air Tour Task Force to Address Safety and Noise

Stakeholders from Hawaii Helicopter Association (HHA), Hawaii Department of Transportation Airports Division (HDOTA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Helicopter Association International (HAI), elected officials and their representatives, and other industry stakeholders formalized a task force structure today to address safety, noise and other issues related to helicopter and fixed-wing aerial tours. Justin Brooke, HHA President,… Read more »

Source: Hawaii Helicopter Association, 20-Jan-20

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Genesys Adds Integration with PS Engineering

Genesys Adds Integration with PS Engineering

Genesys Aerosystems, the leading provider of integrated avionics systems for military and civil customers, announced that the IDU-680 EFIS display now integrates with the PAC45G Digital Audio Controller from PS Engineering. Genesys Aerosystems specializes in seamless cockpit integration for OEM and retrofit platforms. The addition of the PAC45G further adds to the long list of… Read more »

Source: Genesys Aerosystems, 20-Jan-20

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Helinet announces new president and COO

Helinet announces new president and COO

Helinet Aviation Services, one of the most diverse and respected helicopter operators within the United States, announces the appointment of Sean M. Cross as President and COO.  A retired U.S. Coast Guard Captain and aviator with 25 years of distinguished service, Cross is responsible for leading the company’s day-to-day operations and growth into new markets. He… Read more »

Source: Helinet Aviation Services, 20-Jan-20

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2019 mission statistics of the DRF Group

2019 mission statistics of the DRF Group

In a total of 40,738 missions, the crews of the 35 HEMS bases in Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein as well as the ambulance flight operations were alerted to provide immediate, highly professional medical assistance to seriously ill or injured people. After all: when a life is at stake, every minute counts. With 40,738 missions in… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 20-Jan-20

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Nepal – Summit Helicopters rebrands back to original Fishtail Air name

Nepal – Summit Helicopters rebrands back to original Fishtail Air name

Back in June 2018, Fishtail Air (as it was then) announced that their company name changed on May 25, 2018, from “Fishtail Air Pvt. Ltd.” to “Summit Helicopters Pvt. Ltd”, noting that the company will continue to operate in its current structure, and contacts will remain unchanged. Other than these visible changes, there was no change… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Jan-20

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Airbus appoints Head of External Communications

Airbus appoints Head of External Communications

Laurence Petiard has been appointed Head of External Communications for Airbus Helicopters, effective January 2020. In this new role, she will be in charge of coordinating Airbus Helicopters’ media relations, web, and social media activities. Laurence has worked for the last five years in the Airbus Helicopters media relations department, where she was in charge of external communications… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 17-Jan-20

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Garmin® unveils the fourth generation GPS/NAV/COMM

Garmin® unveils the fourth generation GPS/NAV/COMM

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced the GTN™ 650Xi and GTN 750Xi, the next generation of in-flight navigation technology. Designed as a direct slide-in upgrade to the previous generation GTN 650/750, pilots can preserve their panel and modernize the cockpit with the new GTN 650Xi and GTN 750Xi. The all-in-one… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 17-Jan-20

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Farewell Message from Matt Zuccaro as he hands over HAI

Farewell Message from Matt Zuccaro as he hands over HAI

AS MANY OF YOU KNOW, after 50-plus years in the helicopter industry, including 15 years as HAI president and CEO, I’m retiring. I’ve been given more opportunities and experiences than I could’ve imagined when I started my career in aviation. My tenure as president and CEO of HAI has been the highlight of my working life…. Read more »

Source: HAI, 16-Jan-20

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Manufacturing of Tiltrotor AW609 wind tunnel model via SLS and Windform

Manufacturing of Tiltrotor AW609 wind tunnel model via SLS and Windform

Among the most interesting and significant applications in the aerospace sector, developed thanks to the collaboration of our partners, is with no doubt the new wind tunnel model of the LEONARDO tiltrotor AW609 manufactures by CRP Technology for Leonardo Helicopter Division (Leonardo HD, formerly known as Agusta Westland). This project allowed CRP Technology, once again,… Read more »

Source: CRP Technology, 16-Jan-20

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Sikorsky, Rheinmetall Unveil Plans for German Heavy-Lift CH-53K

Sikorsky, Rheinmetall Unveil Plans for German Heavy-Lift CH-53K

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), and Rheinmetall representing the German industry team, submitted the bid for the production and operation of the Sikorsky CH-53K (“King Stallion”) as the Bundeswehr’s new heavy-lift transport helicopter for its “Schwerer Transporthubschrauber” (STH) program. “Our entire team is pleased to offer the CH-53K: the most efficient, capable and intelligent helicopter… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 16-Jan-20

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Vertical Flight Society Announces Continued Strong Growth

Vertical Flight Society Announces Continued Strong Growth

The Vertical Flight Society, the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, announces that it continues its strong growth in membership as a result of the unprecedented global investment in advanced new military and civil vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Worldwide increases in research and development (R&D) funding by governments and industry… Read more »

Source: Vertical Flight Society, 16-Jan-20

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Era Group Names Senior Vice President of Business Development

Era Group Names Senior Vice President of Business Development

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA), one of the largest helicopter operators in the world, today announced that David Stepanek has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President, Business Development. Mr. Stepanek has an extensive background in aviation and the helicopter industry, most recently as the President of PHI Americas where he was responsible… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 14-Jan-20

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Schiebel Camcopter S-100 deployed for river pollution crisis in Malaysia

Schiebel Camcopter S-100 deployed for river pollution crisis in Malaysia

Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100, supported by Three Tis Group, was deployed as a first emergency response providing critical situational information during the Kim Kim river toxic pollution crisis in Malaysia. In March 2019 more than two tons of illegal chemical waste were dumped in the Kim Kim river, which is located near the largest industrial area… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 14-Jan-20

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25,000 missions for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

25,000 missions for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) has been tasked a total of 25,000 missions since the Charity was founded 21 years ago. This landmark figure was reached on January 1st when the team attended a road traffic collision in Hertfordshire. EHAAT attended 1,526 patients in 2019, making it the busiest year ever for the Charity’s… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 14-Jan-20

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Bristow used Chapter 11 process to drop Airbus H175 order

Bristow used Chapter 11 process to drop Airbus H175 order

At one time, Bristow Group had a total of 22 Airbus H175s on order. Here’s the timeline of the announcements 2013 – an initial order of “up to 12”, which turned out to be 5 when you read the 2015 release 2015 – increased by 12 in 2015, a further five were then added in 2017 –… Read more »

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THOMMEN delivers first multi function displays for the AW129

THOMMEN delivers first multi function displays for the AW129

THOMMEN AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT LTD. is pleased to announce first deliveries of its digital Multi-Function Display (MFD) replacement solution for legacy CRT displays installed on AW129 helicopters. Thanks to a proven track record in critical flight instruments and to inhouse LCD design, cutting and laminating capabilities, THOMMEN was awarded the task of developing and supplying a… Read more »

Source: THOMMEN, 10-Jan-20

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Milestone Aviation Group names CEO

Milestone Aviation Group names CEO

Pat Sheedy, a veteran aviation finance professional, has been named CEO of Milestone Aviation Group (“Milestone”), a GECAS company and the global leader in helicopter leasing. Greg Conlon — recently promoted from Milestone to become GECAS’ President and CEO — has appointed Pat Sheedy to take the lead role at Milestone. “Pat will join the… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation Group, 10-Jan-20

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Air Methods Promotes new CEO

Air Methods Promotes  new CEO

Air Methods, the nation’s leading air medical service, announced the promotion of JaeLynn Williams to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Williams, currently executive vice president of sales, marketing and communications, will succeed Steve Gorman, who will continue as an active member of the company’s board of directors. These changes are effective January 20, 2020…. Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 10-Jan-20

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Botswana police order three Enstrom 480B

Botswana police order three Enstrom 480B

The Botswana Police Air Support branch has ordered three new Enstrom 480B turbine helicopters from Safomar Aviation and these will join its fleet of Airbus models. See Full Story.   

Source: Defence Web, 09-Jan-20

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“Who Rates Best to Avoid Fatal Helicopter Accidents? Who Rates Worst?”

“Who Rates Best to Avoid Fatal Helicopter Accidents?  Who Rates Worst?”

Sometimes, numbers don’t reflect the truth.  To understand the real story, some numbers need to be placed in the proper context alongside additional data. This also holds true when the safety experts from the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) analyze accident data.   The USHST has looked at 11 years of helicopter operations data from 2009… Read more »

Source: USHST, 09-Jan-20

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S.A.F.E. will present a Maintenance Safety session at Heli Expo 2020

S.A.F.E. will present a Maintenance Safety session at Heli Expo 2020

SAFE Structure Designs CEO, Johnny Buscema, and Terry Palmer, Chair of the HAI Training Work Group will present a Rotor Safety Challenge session at Heli Expo 2020 focusing on maintenance safety and training. “Maintenance Safety-First Solutions That Work” will be presented on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at the Anaheim convention center. This interactive session provides… Read more »

Source: SAFE Structure Designs, 09-Jan-20

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HAL sign 3D printing MOU with Wipro Infrastructure Engineering

HAL sign 3D printing MOU with  Wipro Infrastructure Engineering

In a first HAL, India’s aerospace, and defence company and Wipro 3D, the metal additive manufacturing (AM) business of Wipro Infrastructure Engineering (WIN), have signed an MOU recently to design, develop, prove out, manufacture and repair of Aerospace Components using Metal Additive Technology. This MoU also accentuates development, prove out and application of new material… Read more »

Source: HAL, 09-Jan-20

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Russian Military of Defence receives second Mil Mi-38T

Russian Military of Defence receives second Mil Mi-38T

Russian Helicopters Holding (part of the Rostec state corporation) handed over to the Russian Ministry of Defense the Mi-38T helicopter, manufactured by order of the military department of the Kazan Helicopter Plant. This is the second car of this series, delivered by the Ministry of Defense as part of the State Defense Order. In 2019, the… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 09-Jan-20

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Volocopter First eVTOL Startup to Receive Design Organisation Approval by EASA

Volocopter First eVTOL Startup to Receive Design Organisation Approval by EASA

Urban Air Mobility pioneer Volocopter announced that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) awarded the company Design Organisation Approval (DOA) following a series of thorough audits. The approval is a confirmation by EASA that Volocopter is performing its tasks as an aircraft manufacturer in a controlled and safe manner. As an approved Design Organisation, Volocopter… Read more »

Source: Volocopter, 09-Jan-20

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UK AAIB Bulletin – January 2020

UK AAIB Bulletin – January 2020

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Eurocopter EC135T1 (VP-CPS), corrosion-initiated fracture of a main rotor actuator tie bar, Owen Roberts International Airport, Cayman Islands, 26 February 2019 Agusta A109E (G-ETPI), loss of co-pilot’s door window, In flight North of Seaton, Cornwall, 27… Read more »

Source: AAIB, 09-Jan-20

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Volocopter first eVTOL start-up with EASA Design Organization Approval

Volocopter first eVTOL start-up with EASA Design Organization Approval

Urban Air Mobility pioneer Volocopter received recognition as a Design Organization Approval (DOA) from EASA, the European Aviation Safety Agency. This happened after a series of rigorous investigations by the agency. The Design Organization Approval (DOA) is a confirmation by EASA that Volocopter is developing in a controlled and safe manner. As a design organization,… Read more »

Source: Volocopter, 08-Jan-20

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JETNET Announces JETNET for Salesforce on Salesforce AppExchange

JETNET Announces JETNET for Salesforce on Salesforce AppExchange

JETNET is reminding aviation professionals to begin the new year with the recently launched JETNET for Salesforce on Salesforce AppExchange, empowering customers to access and import aircraft, companies and contacts from JETNET, including their simple step sync of chosen datasets. The new app allows JETNET and Salesforce clients to access and import JETNET company, contact,… Read more »

Source: JETNET, 08-Jan-20

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NATA Loss of License Insurance Program Reaches Pilot Enrollment Milestone

NATA Loss of License Insurance Program Reaches Pilot Enrollment Milestone

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is pleased to announce that over 1,000 pilots are now enrolled in its Loss of License Insurance Program, administered by Harvey Watt & Co. and underwritten by Symetra. This exclusive insurance program is intended for Part 135, Part 125, Part 91K and Part 91 operators. The key component of… Read more »

Source: NATA, 08-Jan-20

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Erickson is flying six firefighting S64s in Australia

Erickson is flying six firefighting S64s in Australia

Erickson Incorporated, a worldwide leading operator, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, is continuing to fight the devastating Australian bushfires into the new year armed with Six Air Crane® helicopters. As of Thursday, January 2nd, New South Wales declared a 7-day state of emergency as Australia’s deadly bushfires rage. This is the third time in… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 08-Jan-20

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Russian Helicopters Aviation Training Center in Ulan-Ude now certified

Russian Helicopters Aviation Training Center in Ulan-Ude now certified

The Federal Air Transport Agency has certified the Russian Helicopters holding aviation training center in Ulan-Ude. He was given the right to provide services for theoretical and practical retraining of the flight and technical personnel of the Mi-8AMT and Mi-171 civilian helicopters. The certificate issued by the Federal Air Transport Agency confirmed the compliance of… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 08-Jan-20

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Police Scotland use helicopter less and drones more

Police Scotland use helicopter less and drones more

Drones have been used to cut the number of Police Scotland helicopter call-outs, it has emerged after concerns were raised. See Full Story. 

Source: Herald Scotland, 07-Jan-20

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Albuquerque Police unveil new helicopter

Albuquerque Police unveil new helicopter

The Albuquerque Police Department unveiled its new helicopter Monday. See Full Story. 

Source: KOB 4, 07-Jan-20

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Bell Reveals the City of the Future at CES 2020

Bell Reveals the City of the Future at CES 2020

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, reveals at CES a vivid look into the future of the smart city ecosystem. The Bell Nexus air taxi and the Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) – both groundbreaking technologies – will coexist to move people, products and information across connected cities. “With a focus on the… Read more »

Source: Bell, 07-Jan-20

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Third Kamov Ka62 makes first flight

Third Kamov Ka62 makes first flight

At the flight test station AAK “Progress” them. N.I. Sazykina holding Russian Helicopters (part of the State Corporation Rostec) took off the third prototype Ka-62 multirole helicopter. The rise in the “hover” mode was carried out as part of the preliminary tests and was completed successfully. The third Ka-62 flight model took to the air… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 07-Jan-20

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Changes in UK air ambulance sector

Changes in UK air ambulance sector

The Association of Air Ambulances (AAA) trade membership body and national charity, Air Ambulances UK, are proud to announce a successful merger, taking effect from 1st January 2020. The new single nationwide organisation will support the UK’s air ambulance sector and will provide a national voice and platform on behalf of the air ambulance community…. Read more »

Source: Association of Air Ambulances, 07-Jan-20

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HAI names new President and CEO

HAI names new President and CEO

The Board of Directors of Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to name James A. Viola as the organization’s next president and CEO effective Jan. 16, 2020. Viola replaces Matthew S. Zuccaro, who announced his retirement last fall. Viola most recently served as director of General Aviation (GA) Safety Assurance for the Federal Aviation Administration… Read more »

Source: HAI, 07-Jan-20

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Power Aviation Acquires Avitronics International

Power Aviation Acquires Avitronics International

Power Aviation, a ISO 9001:2015 certified Helicopter support company, announced that they are acquiring Avitronics International, a company specialized in Aviation electronics and special mission equipment. The purchase of Avitronics International, further increases Power Aviation’s share in the helicopter market. ”The combination of the two companies will provide our clients with a greater selection of… Read more »

Source: Power Aviation, 07-Jan-20

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AW119Kx Delivered to Rotortec

AW119Kx Delivered to Rotortec

Leonardo announced that Rotortec, a premium passenger service provider in Chile, has recently taken delivery of one AW119Kx. The best-in-class helicopter will be used for tourism and sightseeing flights over Santiago, the region’s striking Andes Mountains, volcanoes, and world-class ski resorts among other routes that provide unbeatable views of rugged natural beauty and urban splendor…. Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 07-Jan-20

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Ukraine Border Guards receive first two Airbus H125s

Ukraine Border Guards receive first two Airbus H125s

On Friday 3rd January, the Border Guard of Ukraine received their first two Airbus H125 helicopters, arriving in a yellow and blue scheme for a launch event at Kiev. The pair will initially be used for crew training. Available images, including the ones in this report, show that an uncomplicated avionics fit has been specified…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jan-20

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Bluedrop extends aircrew training contract for Canadian Maritime Helicopter Project

Bluedrop extends aircrew training contract for Canadian Maritime Helicopter Project

Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc., a subsidiary of Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. (“Bluedrop”) (TSX-V: BPLI) has renewed its contract with Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, to provide instructors and training courseware for pilots and maintainers for Canada’s CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopters. The agreement extends the services that Bluedrop is providing to the program until March… Read more »

Source: Bluedrop Training & Simulation, 06-Jan-20

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Bulgarian Border Guard upgrades AW109

Bulgarian Border Guard upgrades AW109

Airborne Technologies proudly announces that they have handed over the next leading-edge surveillance platform to one of Europe´s police forces.The upgrade of an AW109 of the Bulgarian Border Guard has been a FRONTEX funded project. Airborne Technologies has equipped the helicopter with a FLIR Star Safire 380 HD EO/IR camera, an ECS Line of Sight… Read more »

Source: Airborne Technologies, 06-Jan-20

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Colorado National Guard aviation battalion mobilizing three units

Colorado National Guard aviation battalion mobilizing three units

Colorado National Guard Soldiers from Company A, Company D and Headquarters-Headquarters Company, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion 135th Aviation Regiment will be honored at a departure ceremony on Buckley Air Force Base Jan. 2, 2020, at 3 p.m. Family, friends and dignitaries will gather at the at the Chief Warrant Officer 5 David R. Carter… Read more »

Source: Colorado National Guard, 06-Jan-20

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Delta Helicopters to Boost Efficiency with WinAir Version 7

Delta Helicopters to Boost Efficiency with WinAir Version 7

WinAir is delighted to announce that Delta Helicopters will be upgrading to WinAir Version 7. Having used previous versions of WinAir’s software for the past 16 years, the company determined that a move to a more robust and browser-based version of the software would be a significant benefit to their entire operation. As a result, this… Read more »

Source: Delta Helicopters, 06-Jan-20

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Leonardo delivers its 100th AW169

Leonardo delivers its 100th AW169

Leonardo has delivered its 100th AW169, setting a major milestone since its EASA Certification in the summer of 2015 for the first all new helicopter in the light intermediate category in decades. The aircraft was handed over to Specialist Aviation Services/Cornwall Air Ambulance during an official ceremony at Leonardo’s plant in Vergiate (Varese – Italy)… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 06-Jan-20

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Airbus launches the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition

Airbus launches the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition

Today, Airbus Corporate Helicopters officially announces the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition in an event at Courchevel, France.  The first helicopter of the company’s partnership with British automotive company Aston Martin Lagonda was shown privately to the press on 18th December in London, where HeliHub.com met with key executives from both organisations.  The helicopter will shortly be… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Jan-20

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Leonardo flies fourth AW609

Leonardo flies fourth AW609

The fourth AW609 tiltrotor, fully representative of the final production configuration, successfully performed its first flight at Leonardo’s Philadelphia plant on 23 December, entering the final program development and ground / flight testing stages. Lifting off on a clear afternoon, test pilot Dan Wells said, “The aircraft performed beautifully, thanks to all the rig and… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 02-Jan-20

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DRF joins forces with Lufthansa Aviation Training for simulator training

DRF joins forces with Lufthansa Aviation Training for simulator training

Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT) and the academy of the HEMS operator DRF Luftrettung will present their new offer in the field of pilot training and further training at the HAI Heli-Expo from January 28 to 30, 2020 in Anaheim, California: From August 2020, it will be available A state-of-the-art Full Flight Simulator Level D is… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 02-Jan-20

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HeliOperations appoints Chairman

HeliOperations appoints Chairman

HeliOperations is delighted to welcome Vice Admiral Sir Alan Massey as Chairman of the HeliOps Board of Directors. Sir Alan has a strong background in maritime operations, maritime aviation, search and rescue, risk management, and safety regulation. In his 33-year Royal Navy career he commanded two aircraft carriers on combat operations and served for 5-years… Read more »

Source: HeliOperations, 02-Jan-20

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HAI welcomes two new NTSB Board Members

HAI welcomes two new NTSB Board Members

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to congratulate the Honorable Michael Graham and Tom Chapman, whom the U.S. Senate confirmed Dec. 19 as members of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). “We could not be happier with the addition of both gentlemen to the NTSB,” says Matt Zuccaro, president and CEO of HAI. “We have… Read more »

Source: HAI, 02-Jan-20

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Joint state tests of Mi-26T2V helicopter started

Joint state tests of Mi-26T2V helicopter started

Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) and representatives of the Russian Ministry of Defense started joint state tests of Mi-26T2V heavy-lift military transport helicopter which are to last until the end of 2020. As part of Russian Helicopters’ program on upgrading the heavy Mi-26 helicopter for the Russian Aerospace Forces, in 2018… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 31-Dec-19

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First Sikorsky S92 retired from active service

First Sikorsky S92 retired from active service

Since the introduction of the Sikorsky S92 from its FAA certification in 2002, the only airframes to be withdrawn from service have been as a consequence of an accident. Until now. CHC in the UK have retired serial number 920024, which the UK Civil Aviation Authority recorded in February 2019 as having 12,024 hours on… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Dec-19

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Genesys Aerosystems’ Modernized Avionics Suite Achieved STC in Bell 412EP & 412

Genesys Aerosystems’ Modernized Avionics Suite Achieved STC in Bell 412EP & 412

Genesys Aerosystems, the leading provider of integrated avionics systems for military and civil customers, announced that the IDU-680 EFIS displays earned FAA Supplemental Type Certification for the Bell 412EP and 412 helicopters. The architecture for these platforms includes four IDU-680s with full avionics integration, and EICAS engine and warning displays.  The Level A certified IDU-680 EFIS utilizes… Read more »

Source: Genesys Aerosystems, 30-Dec-19

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SqwaQ Signs G&N Aircraft to Distribute Robust Helicopter Data Connectivity

SqwaQ Signs G&N Aircraft to Distribute Robust Helicopter Data Connectivity

SqwaQ, announced that it has signed G&N Aircraft as a Channel Distribution Partner for its new SqwaQbox in-flight modem. This device delivers robust data connectivity to helicopters and light fixed wing aircraft without the need of expensive satellite or microwave links. The SqwaQbox is a patented, mobile modem developed specifically for aircraft and combines six… Read more »

Source: SqwaQ, 30-Dec-19

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Skyryse reveals its Flight Stack automation platform

Skyryse reveals its Flight Stack automation platform

Skyryse, a transportation company, today unveiled the Skyryse Flight Stack, a suite of automation technologies that will help the company make safe urban flight mainstream. The Skyryse Flight Stack comprises technology that automates flight in FAA-approved helicopters, safety and communication systems, and a network of smart helipads to ultimately create a new transportation system in… Read more »

Source: Skyryse, 30-Dec-19

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HeliHub.com celebrates Christmas

HeliHub.com celebrates Christmas

The team at HeliHub.com would like to wish all our readers a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous 2020. This is the time of the year we celebrate the birth of Jesus, and we trust many of our readers will take time to consider what that means to the world, perhaps through attending a church… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Dec-19

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Kopter introduces its new website!

Kopter introduces its new website!

Kopter Group is pleased to announce today the launch of its redesigned website. The new platform offers quick and easy access to essential information and features relating to its SH09 next generation single engine helicopter and its customer support & services offering. The new website has a clean uncluttered design, improved functionality and enhanced content… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 20-Dec-19

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Thommen delivers 1st multi function displays for AW129

Thommen delivers 1st multi function displays for AW129

THOMMEN AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT LTD. is pleased to announce first deliveries of its digital Multi-Function Display (MFD) replacement solution for legacy CRT displays installed on AW129 helicopters. Thanks to a proven track record in critical flight instruments and to inhouse LCD design, cutting and laminating capabilities, THOMMEN was awarded the task of developing and supplying a… Read more »

Source: Thommen, 20-Dec-19

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S.A.F.E Structure Designs is awarded a GSA Contract

S.A.F.E Structure Designs is awarded a GSA Contract

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, LLC is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a 5 year GSA contract with three 5 year extensions. This long-term contract status approves S.A.F.E. to sell its custom ergonomic products and services directly to US Government entities including military and transportation departments. S.A.F.E is a global leader in the design… Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, 20-Dec-19

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AAMS issue statement on Surprise Medical Billing Proposal

AAMS issue statement on Surprise Medical Billing Proposal

The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), a nonprofit trade association that represents over 90% of the air ambulance industry in the United States, released the following statement today on the new Surprise Medical Billing proposal, announced by Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and House Energy and Commerce Committee… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 19-Dec-19

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