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MRO Insider Unveils AOG Mobile Application Preview for NBAA-BACE

MRO Insider Unveils AOG Mobile Application Preview for NBAA-BACE

Aviation maintenance quoting website MRO Insider has announced the development of the company’s AOG mobile application. The app will simplify the AOG process by “pinging” AOG providers based on aircraft location, allowing providers to quickly respond with an hourly rate, ETA to aircraft, and additional information needed. Aircraft owner/operators will be able to see this… Read more »

Source: MRO Insider, 23-Sep-19

Leonardo delivers its 1,000th AW139 helicopter

Leonardo delivers its 1,000th AW139 helicopter

Leonardo delivered its 1,000th AW139 helicopter. The event represents a historic achievement: the AW139 is the most important helicopter programme in the last 15 years at an international level, and it is also able to set a production record in the Italian aviation industry’s outlook. The 1,000th machine of this model was delivered to Italy’s… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 23-Sep-19

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JETNET Launching JETNET for Salesforce product at NBAA-BACE

JETNET Launching JETNET for Salesforce product at NBAA-BACE

JETNET LLC, the world leader in business business aviation market intelligence, will be using NBAA 2019 to launch JETNET for Salesforce, a new product that integrates JETNET’s comprehensive database and search capabilities with the Salesforce app for subscribers of both services. With the new product, available on the Salesforce AppExchange, Salesforce customers who are also… Read more »

Source: JETNET, 19-Sep-19

LO Helicopter Committee Enthusiastic about Bell 525

LO Helicopter Committee Enthusiastic about Bell 525

New Bell 525 technologies will raise oil and gas helicopter operational safety standards in the North Sea. As we gather for another edition of the SOLA Conference in Stavanger, Norway, improving helicopter operational safety in the North Sea continues to be top of mind. We are hard at work, fully focused on our certification progress… Read more »

Source: Bell, 18-Sep-19

EHang Achieves World’s First Certificate of Unmanned Aircraft System Safety for AAVs

EHang Achieves World’s First Certificate of Unmanned Aircraft System Safety for AAVs

EHang, an autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) technology platform company, announced that it has become the world’s first company to achieve certificate of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) safety level II for AAVs through tests of the UAS fence. The certificate was issued by the China Academy of Civil Aviation Science and Technology (CAST) and was internationally… Read more »

Source: EHang, 18-Sep-19

Schiebel completes successful flight trials

Schiebel completes successful flight trials

After chosen for one of the companies for test trials by the Border and Coast Guard Division of the Finnish Border Guard, Schiebel’s proven CAMCOPTER® S-100 Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Air System (UAS) performed a five-day maritime surveillance demonstration aboard Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) Turva. The intense flight trials took place at the… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 18-Sep-19

Candian 2019 Paramedic of the Year title won by STARS crew member

Candian 2019 Paramedic of the Year title won by STARS crew member

Own Jason Trask was named the 2019 Paramedic of the Year with the Paramedic Association of Canada, a national advocacy group. “Oh, I thought it was a pretty cool honour,” Trask smiled during a recent chat at the STARS hangar. “It was pretty surprising but pretty nice at the same time.” Trask is the Emergency… Read more »

Source: STARS, 18-Sep-19

21 stakeholders sign Single European Sky agreement

21 stakeholders sign Single European Sky agreement

At the “Digital European Sky” conference, organised on 11th September under the Finnish Presidency of the EU, EHA together with other 20 EU aviation stakeholders signed the Joint Declaration on the Future of the Single European Sky outlining their shared commitment to improving Europe’s airspace. The Organizations who signed the joint declaration were: EHA, A6 Alliance, A4 Airline Grouping,… Read more »

Source: European Helicopter Association, 17-Sep-19

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Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance to add second base at Aberdeen

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance to add second base at Aberdeen

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) has agreed a contract with Babcock to launch a new air ambulance service from Aberdeen International Airport. The four-year contract will see aerial emergency services specialist Babcock operate and maintain the air ambulance helicopter – Helimed 79 – from a new base at the airport from early 2020. Babcock Onshore… Read more »

Source: Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance, 17-Sep-19

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Elbit Systems completes acquisition of Harris Night Vision Business

Elbit Systems completes acquisition of Harris Night Vision Business

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ:ESLT and TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems”) announced that its U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, LLC (“Elbit Systems of America”), completed the acquisition of the Night Vision business of L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) (“Harris Night Vision”) for a purchase price of $350 million. Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, Elbit Systems President & CEO, commented: “The… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 16-Sep-19

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Sheffield Children’s Hospital Helipad receives £562,500 boos

Sheffield Children’s Hospital Helipad receives £562,500 boos

The fundraising campaign for a life-saving helipad at Sheffield Children’s Hospital took a major step forward thanks to a £562,500 charity donation. This morning, the HELP Appeal’s Chief Executive Robert Bertram presented the second installment of their £2.25M pledge to David Vernon-Edwards, Director of The Children’s Hospital Charity. It takes the fundraising towards the Helipad… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 16-Sep-19

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FlightSafety now offers safety and security training for corporate crews and passengers

FlightSafety International now offers safety and security training for flight crews and passengers of corporate aircraft. This new Abduction Prevention course is offered by the Skydas Group in cooperation with FlightSafety. Skydas is a wide spectrum strategic security consulting and threat management firm. “This two day Abduction Prevention course is designed for corporate aircraft passengers,… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 16-Sep-19

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Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance missions up 62% year-on-year

Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance missions up 62% year-on-year

To mark the start of National Air Ambulance Week (9 – 15th September), Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) can release our mission statistics for the first half of 2019, and reveal we have seen a 62 per cent year-on-year increase in the number of incidents attended across the Hampshire and Isle of… Read more »

Source: Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance, 16-Sep-19

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Airbus Foundation supports Bolivian efforts to fight fires in Amazon

Airbus Foundation supports Bolivian efforts to fight fires in Amazon

The Airbus Foundation, in collaboration with the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs’ Crisis and Support Centre is supporting Bolivia’s efforts against the severe fires currently affecting the country. An Airbus A330neo test aircraft transported 38 firefighters of the French Civil Security and equipment from Vatry, France, to Bolivia. They will participate in fighting… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 16-Sep-19

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Students STEP into the Future with Bell

Students STEP into the Future with Bell

This week, Bell launched its new high school Student Training Employment Program (STEP). The students and schools were selected through Bell’s partnership with Project Lead the Way, a non-profit that puts STEM classes into K-12 classrooms. Students from Fort Worth and Arlington ISDs submitted their resumes and participated in onsite interviews. A total of 58… Read more »

Source: Bell, 13-Sep-19

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Luton Airport to provide free fuel to Children’s Air Ambulance

Luton Airport to provide free fuel to Children’s Air Ambulance

Harrods Aviation Ltd, a specialist private aviation operator at LLA, has agreed to waive all parking and handling costs for the Children’s Air Ambulance while London Luton Airport has agreed to supply fuel free of charge as well as offering to waive all landing fees The Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) charity is an aero medical… Read more »

Source: The Air Ambulance Service, 13-Sep-19

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Omni signs 24 month contract with Constellation Oil

Omni signs 24 month contract with Constellation Oil

Omni Taxi Aereo recently signed a contract with Constellation Oil Services, leading company in drilling sector, to transport its offshore passengers. This agreement was signed after Omni was one of the winners in a bid launched in October 2018. The agreement provides the use of medium, super medium and large aircraft. The agreement is expected… Read more »

Source: Omni Taxi Aereo, 13-Sep-19

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Metro Aviation takes delivery of first Airbus EC145e

Metro Aviation takes delivery of first Airbus EC145e

Airbus Helicopters Inc. has delivered to Metro Aviation Inc. the first EC145e produced at its U.S. assembly plant in Columbus, Miss. This latest aircraft delivery is part of an order for 25 that Metro placed in 2018, and the remaining aircraft will all be delivered out of Columbus. Metro is a Shreveport, La.-based company that… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Sep-19

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Mecaer Delivers Bell 505 MAGnificent

Mecaer Delivers Bell 505 MAGnificent

Mecaer Aviation Group, Inc. (MAG) announced a Bell 505 delivery in MAGnificent style. MAG completed the retrofit from a utility configured Bell 505 to a VIP MAGnificent at its Philadelphia, PA (PNE) FAA Part 145 Repair Station. The interior modification included new passenger seat frames configured in MAGnificent style, liners and panels covered in leather,… Read more »

Source: Mecaer Aviation Group, 13-Sep-19

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More than $360,000 raised for STARS

More than $360,000 raised for STARS

More than $360,000 was raised by five Saskatchewan business and community leaders at the fifth annual Rescue on the Prairie fundraising event for STARS, held last week. On Sept. 5, participants were airlifted by helicopter to a remote location east of Saskatoon. To secure their ‘rescue’ and return to civilization, they needed to raise at… Read more »

Source: STARS, 13-Sep-19

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AeroVironment unveils VAPOR all-electric helicopter UAS

AeroVironment unveils VAPOR all-electric helicopter UAS

AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both defense and commercial applications, today announced the availability of its VAPOR all-electric Helicopter UAS at Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI), the world’s largest land, sea and air defense and security exhibition. Developed at AeroVironment Innovation Center-Midwest, VAPOR incorporates more than a… Read more »

Source: AeroVironment, 13-Sep-19

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StandardAero expands with Safe Aviation Solutions acquisition

StandardAero expands with Safe Aviation Solutions acquisition

StandardAero has acquired Safe Aviation Solutions (including Safe Fuel, Accel and B&E ACR), formerly the MRO services subsidiary of the B&E Group, which will continue to expand StandardAero’s Components, Helicopters & Accessories (CH&A) division and its portfolio of MRO and component repair services. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Houlihan Lokey acted as exclusive… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 13-Sep-19

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CPI Aero gains orders for T70 Turkish Utility Helicopter Program

CPI Aero gains orders for T70 Turkish Utility Helicopter Program

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®”) (the “Company”) (NYSE American: CVU) announced that it has received orders valued at approximately $4.6 million from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), the prime contractor for the T70 Turkish Utility Helicopter Program (TUHP). The multi-year purchase orders call for CPI Aero to manufacture window assemblies on 109 T70 aircraft over an… Read more »

Source: Turkish Aerospace Industries, 13-Sep-19

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CHC Appoints New Executive Lead for Global Operations and Supply Chain

CHC Appoints New Executive Lead for Global Operations and Supply Chain

CHC Group, one of the world’s leading helicopter services and maintenance, repair and overhaul providers, today announced that Miguel Carrasco has been promoted to the role of Senior Vice President, Operations and Supply Chain. Carrasco will oversee maintenance, supply chain, flight operations and other key operational functions across the company and advance the strategy behind… Read more »

Source: CHC, 12-Sep-19

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HAI President/CEO Named to USDOT Safety Oversight and Certification Advisory Committee

HAI President/CEO Named to USDOT Safety Oversight and Certification Advisory Committee

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao recently appointed HAI President and CEO Matthew Zuccaro to the Safety Oversight and Certification Advisory Committee (SOCAC) for a period of two years. According to the DOT, the SOCAC “was created by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) Reauthorization… Read more »

Source: HAI, 12-Sep-19

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Able Opens New Expansion of Headquarters

Able Opens New Expansion of Headquarters

Employees, dignitaries and community members joined Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Aviation Inc. company, last week to officially open a $9 million building expansion at Able’s headquarters facility, located within Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona. The expansion adds 60,000 square feet to Able’s existing 200,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art campus. Able will use the expansion to incorporate… Read more »

Source: Able Aerospace, 12-Sep-19

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Leonardo puts forward AW149 at DSEI 2019

Leonardo puts forward AW149 at DSEI 2019

At the DSEI 2019 exhibition, Leonardo displays its latestgeneration medium-lift AW149 helicopter. The modern, reliable and cost-effective aircraft is rapidly configurable to meet a wide range of military missions: Troop transport/troop insertion (carrying up to 16 fully-equipped troops or up to 19 passengers), cargo re-supply/external lift, CASEVAC/MEDEVAC, search and rescue (SAR), Special Forces operations and… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 12-Sep-19

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Russian operator Skypro adds fourth AW139

Russian operator Skypro adds fourth AW139

SKYPRO HELIKOPTERS LLC, part of the companies operating under the single SKYPRO brand, has expanded its Leonardo AW139 helicopter fleet to four aircraft. Thus, the company becomes the largest private operator of Leonardo AW139 helicopters in Russia. The new helicopter was made in Italy, has a cabin configuration of 8 seats and will soon begin… Read more »

Source: Skypro, 12-Sep-19

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Rotex Helicopter to take delivery of new KMax in Q4

Rotex Helicopter to take delivery of new KMax in Q4

Kaman Aerospace, a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced today that it received a new order for the K-MAX® medium-to-heavy lift helicopter, bringing the total number of firm orders since the relaunch of production to twelve aircraft. The most recent order is from Rotex Helicopter AG, of Balzers Liechtenstein, which currently operates multiple K-MAX® aircraft… Read more »

Source: Kaman Aerospace, 12-Sep-19

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Volocopter raises 50 million Euros in C round funding

Volocopter raises 50 million Euros in C round funding

Volocopter, the Urban Air Mobility pioneer, announced that it signed the first closing of its Series C funding round, which is being led by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Holding). The new funds will be used towards bringing the VoloCity aircraft to commercial launch within the next three years. Volocopter remains in discussions with additional… Read more »

Source: Volocopter, 12-Sep-19

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UTair Engineering picks AMOS MRO software

UTair Engineering picks AMOS MRO software

Positive AMOS experience also convinces sister company Swiss-AS is pleased to announce that the Russian rotary wing MRO provider UTair Engineering has chosen AMOS and has already planned the first project steps. UTair Engineering now becomes the second member of the UTair Group to choose AMOS, following the airline UTair Aviation, who joined the AMOS… Read more »

12-Sep-19

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PHi exits Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

PHi exits Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

PHI, Inc. (OTC: PHIIQ; PHIKQ) (“PHI” or the “Company”) announced that the Company and its principal U.S. subsidiaries, including PHI Air Medical, have emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, successfully completing the Company’s debt restructuring process and implementing the Chapter 11 reorganization plan confirmed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas… Read more »

Source: PHI, 12-Sep-19

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Volocopter completes integration tests at Helsinki Airport

Volocopter completes integration tests at Helsinki Airport

Volocopter performed a flight at the Helsinki International Airport successfully integrated into both the Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) system. Within the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) Programme this demonstration is the final leg of the Gulf of Finland (GOF) u-space project showing how ATM and UTM systems… Read more »

Source: Volocopter, 11-Sep-19

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XTI Aircraft Company to Exhibit at NBAA-BACE

XTI Aircraft Company to Exhibit at NBAA-BACE

XTI Aircraft Company (XTI) announced it has been invited by the National Business Aircraft Association to exhibit its revolutionary TriFan 600 vertical takeoff airplane as part of NBAA’s Innovation Exhibit at its annual Business Aircraft Convention & Exhibit (BACE) in Las Vegas, October 22-24, 2019. “We’re delighted to be chosen by NBAA to exhibit and… Read more »

Source: XTI Aircraft, 11-Sep-19

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CHC Group Announces Appointment of Top Executives

CHC Group Announces Appointment of Top Executives

CHC Group, one of the world’s leading helicopter services and maintenance, repair and overhaul providers, announced two key executive appointments. David Balevic has been named President and Chief Executive Officer and was appointed as a member of the Board of Managers. Balevic assumed the role of interim CEO following Karl Fessenden’s resignation to accept an… Read more »

Source: CHC, 11-Sep-19

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Garmin® G1000H NXi-equipped Bell 407GXi achieves IFR certification

Garmin® G1000H NXi-equipped Bell 407GXi achieves IFR certification

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced the G1000H® NXi integrated flight deck has received Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) certification. Bell recently achieved this certification in the 407GXi, which gives pilots the flexibility of operating in degraded weather conditions with valuable situational awareness tools and advanced capabilities in a next generation… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 11-Sep-19

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PZL Mielec Displays Single-Station Stores Pylon for Armed Black Hawk

PZL Mielec Displays Single-Station Stores Pylon for Armed Black Hawk

During the MSPO International Defence Industry Exhibition, PZL Mielec, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) displayed an S-70i™ Armed Black Hawk® helicopter fitted with a single-station external stores pylon. Designed at PZL Mielec as a lighter weight, lower cost alternative to currently fielded dual-station external wings, a single-station pylon attached to one or both sides… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 11-Sep-19

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Airbus delivers 1,000th Super Puma

Airbus delivers 1,000th Super Puma

Airbus Helicopters has delivered its 1,000th Super Puma helicopter: a twin-engine multi-role H215 assembled in Marignane, France, and handed over to the German Federal Police (Bundespolizei) to support the German Havarie Command, which manages maritime emergencies off of Germany’s coast. This delivery completes the German Federal Police’s order for four H215s, the first three of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 09-Sep-19

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Leonardo and CAE USA Sign Memorandum of Agreement

Leonardo and CAE USA Sign Memorandum of Agreement

Leonardo and CAE USA have joined forces to collaborate in the United States to offer integrated solutions for helicopter training requirements for the government market. A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was signed recently between the companies that expands on the longestablished relationship between Leonardo and CAE in helicopter training. The MoA is focused on delivering… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 09-Sep-19

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More than 200 eVTOL Aircraft Now in Development

More than 200 eVTOL Aircraft Now in Development

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) recently added the 200th electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft concept to its online World eVTOL Aircraft Directory. The Directory, launched in 2017, is the world’s most comprehensive compendium of electric and hybrid/electric-powered VTOL aircraft in development by aerospace companies, entrepreneurs and inventors around the globe. “We recognized in… Read more »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 09-Sep-19

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H.E.R.O.S. Relocates its Headquarters

H.E.R.O.S. Relocates its Headquarters

H.E.R.O.S. Inc., an industry leader in repairing and overhauling helicopter engines, is relocating its headquarters from Santa Clarita, Calif. to Chandler, Ariz. The company will occupy nearly 19,000-square-feet of industrial space at 10 Chandler, located at 560 N. 54th St. H.E.R.O.S. Inc. plans to create 25 new jobs in the Chandler community and expects to… Read more »

09-Sep-19

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CNATTU Norfolk Emphasizes Hands-on Training with New MQ-8C Fire Scout Trainers

CNATTU Norfolk Emphasizes Hands-on Training with New MQ-8C Fire Scout Trainers

Instructors at the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit (CNATTU), Norfolk completed their first MQ-8C Fire Scout pilot course using one of two new custom-built maintenance trainers Aug. 29. The addition of these brand-new facilities enables the Navy to provide much-needed training on the latest evolution of the Fire Scout. Over the summer, CNATTU… Read more »

Source: CNATTU Norfolk, 09-Sep-19

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Nesto Aviation Services (NestAv) Joins HeliOffshore

Nesto Aviation Services (NestAv) Joins HeliOffshore

HeliOffshore is pleased to welcome Nigeria-based Nesto Aviation Services (NestAv) as an operator member. NestAv provides flight services for offshore oil and gas logistics support services to the upstream and downstream Oil and Gas sector in Nigeria, West Africa and beyond. The Managing Director of NestAv, Obinna Ojiako, says “Membership of the HeliOffshore community is… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 06-Sep-19

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Erickson Incorporated Selects Ramco for ERP Transformation Project

Erickson Incorporated Selects Ramco for ERP Transformation Project

Erickson Incorporated, has selected Ramco Systems to implement its Aviation M&E MRO Solution V5.8. Erickson’s advanced enterprise solutions integration will link all Maintenance, Supply Chain Management, Safety & Quality, Flight Operations, MRO Sales, and Manufacturing functions into a single system. Modules will include EFB (electronic flight bag), Mobility, Optimization Solution, Hubs, Dashboards and Chatbot. Erickson,… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 06-Sep-19

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Heli-One Welcomes New Member To The Sales And Business Development Team

Heli-One Welcomes New Member To The Sales And Business Development Team

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has announced that Jens Morten Mørland has joined the Sales and Business Development team. He is based at the Norwegian Stavanger facility and will work with existing customers and grow business development opportunities in Europe and Asia. Mørland has been at Heli-One since… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 06-Sep-19

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NBAA to bestow highest honour on LongRanger circumnavigator

NBAA to bestow highest honour on LongRanger circumnavigator

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) will bestow its 2019 Meritorious Service to Aviation Award, the association’s highest honor, to pilot, businessman and aviation champion Ross Perot, Jr. at this year’s NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), taking place Oct. 22-24 in Las Vegas, NV. Perot is a longtime pilot and aviation advocate, who… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 06-Sep-19

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Brazil approves Astronautics EFI on AW109 and AW119

Brazil approves Astronautics EFI on AW109 and AW119

Astronautics Corporation of America’s AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI) received a supplemental type certificate (STC) for A109/119 helicopters from Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC), Brazil’s civil aviation authority. “STC approval from the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil allows A109/119 operators in Brazil to realize the cost, ease, and safety benefits of Astronautics’… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 06-Sep-19

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Airbus Foundation and Helibras launch second edition of Flying Challenge Brasil

Airbus Foundation and Helibras launch second edition of Flying Challenge Brasil

[electronic translation] The Airbus Foundation and Helibras, in partnership with the civil society organization (OSC) CIEDS, held last Thursday (22) the opening ceremony of the second edition of the Flying Challenge Brazil youth development program. The initiative aims to stimulate a taste for studies and inspire children ages 9 to 11 to explore careers in the… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 06-Sep-19

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Police Aviation News – September 2019 Edition

The September Edition of the Police Aviation News can be found here.  

Source: Police Aviation News, 06-Sep-19

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Second five-bladed H145 prototype performs maiden flight

Second five-bladed H145 prototype performs maiden flight

Early August, the second prototype of the new five-bladed H145 took off for its maiden flight at the Airbus Helicopters site in Donauwörth. The helicopter will be used for additional flight tests to achieve EASA certification of the new five-bladed H145 in early 2020. The first prototype is currently performing a high altitude test campaign… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Sep-19

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Daegu Fire Department to take delivery of new AW169

Daegu Fire Department to take delivery of new AW169

Daegu Fire Department in South Korea is shortly to take delivery of a brand-new Leonardo AW169 to strengthen its aerial capacity. The aircraft, serial number 69101, the 101st to be built, is currently undergoing test-flying at Varese-Venegono in Italy with the test marks I-RAIM. It will be registered as HL9649 when it is delivered. Daegu,… Read more »

Source: Daegu Fire Department, 05-Sep-19

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Rostec presents Mi-171A2 and Ka-226T intended for India at EEF

Rostec presents Mi-171A2 and Ka-226T intended for India at EEF

As part of its joint exposition with the Buryat Republic, Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) will present its latest civilian helicopter Mi-171A2 and Ka-226T light-weight multi-purpose helicopter, which are planned to be supplied to India, at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok. Earlier, Russian Helicopters and Global Vectra company (India) had… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 05-Sep-19

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Rhodes Interform flying high with rotor blade press refurbisment contract

Rhodes Interform flying high with rotor blade press refurbisment contract

Rhodes Interform, a specialist in bespoke composite and metal forming machinery and part of Group Rhodes, based in the UK, has been awarded a contract to refurbish equipment used in the manufacture of composite helicopter rotor blades. This includes six hot platen presses, up to 10m long, which were originally built by John Shaw, now… Read more »

Source: Rhodes Interform, 04-Sep-19

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USHST Looking for More Experts to Join the Effort

USHST Looking for More Experts to Join the Effort

The United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) is calling for more helicopter safety experts to join their efforts to reduce fatalities in the industry. Teams of safety experts have been working on 16 active safety enhancements aimed at reducing fatal helicopter accidents.  The focus of the safety enhancements include issues such as loss of control… Read more »

Source: USHST, 04-Sep-19

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Russian Helicopters and Novikombank sign agreements

Russian Helicopters and Novikombank sign agreements

During the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019, Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) and Novikombank signed an agreement on financing Russian helicopter factories Progress Arsenyev Aviation Company (Progress AAC) named after Nikolai Sazykin and Rostvertol. The relevant agreements were signed by Chairperson of the Management Board of Novikombank Elena Georgieva and… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 02-Sep-19

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VR-Technologies and KrasAeroScan signed a cooperation agreement

VR-Technologies and KrasAeroScan signed a cooperation agreement

During the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019, VR-Technologies — innovation design office of the Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) — signed a cooperation agreement for development and serial production of VRT30 unmanned aerial system (UAS) with KrasAeroScan. The subject of the agreement is the establishment of partnership and efficient and… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 02-Sep-19

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Coulson Aviation win Amazon firefighting contract

Coulson Aviation win Amazon firefighting contract

Coulson Aviation USA, a member of the Coulson Group of Companies, and the Ministry of Defence, Bolivia, have secured a deal in which Coulson Aviation will be sending three Type 1 helicopters to help and support the firefighting efforts in the Amazon. “We are honored that the Bolivian Government had chosen to work with Coulson… Read more »

Source: Coulson Aviation, 02-Sep-19

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Wyoming Department of Health seeks to control air ambulance services

Wyoming Department of Health seeks to control air ambulance services

Residents are invited by the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) to offer their continued thoughts, ideas and perspectives on a proposed Medicaid waiver plan for Wyoming air ambulance services during upcoming public meetings or online. Added public meetings are planned in Torrington on September 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Goshen County… Read more »

Source: Wyoming Department of Health, 02-Sep-19

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Universal Avionics appoints Director of Strategic Business Development

Universal Avionics appoints Director of Strategic Business Development

Marc Bouliane, Vice President of Strategic Business Development for Universal Avionics (UA), announces that Mr. John Benoit has been appointed to the position of Director of Strategic Business Development. John joins Marc Bouliane and Robert Randall in the Strategic Business Development team and will lead market development activities with OEMs (airframes and avionics), contribute to… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 02-Sep-19

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Airbus offers Australia cost-effective Tiger for operations beyond 2040

Airbus offers Australia cost-effective Tiger for operations beyond 2040

Airbus Helicopters is offering a cost-effective approach for taking the Tiger platform beyond 2040, in response to the Commonwealth of Australia’s (CoA) Request for Information (RFI) for the Project LAND4503 Armed Reconnaissance Capability. The RFI seeks solutions for the army’s future armed reconnaissance helicopter needs. Airbus is the manufacturer of the tandem seat Tiger helicopters… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Sep-19

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New Director of Operations at HAL

New Director of Operations at HAL

Mr M.S Velpari, has taken the charge as Director (Operations)-HAL from Mr Sunil Kumar who superannuated on July 31, 2019.  Earlier, he was holding the post of Chief of Project (LCA Tejas) at LCA-Tejas Division. Mr Velpari holds a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai and did his Masters from… Read more »

Source: HAL, 02-Sep-19

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DRF Luftrettung calls for improvement in emergency planning

DRF Luftrettung calls for improvement in emergency planning

At their nationwide stations, the red and white helicopters were alerted in the first half of 2019 over 3,050 times due to strokes, acute cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and severe injuries. In these operations, every minute counts for the patients. Their chance of survival and recovery can be improved from the point of view of… Read more »

02-Sep-19

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Rostec to supply seven Ansat helicopters to the Far North

Rostec to supply seven Ansat helicopters to the Far North

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) and Polar Airlines concluded a contract for supplying seven modernized Ansat helicopters starting from 2021. The helicopters will be adapted for operation in the Far North conditions. During the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019 held in Zhukovsky, on August 29 the parties discussed the results… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 02-Sep-19

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Mil Moscow and UTair-Engineering sign agreement for upgrading Mi-8/17

Mil Moscow and UTair-Engineering sign agreement for upgrading Mi-8/17

During the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019, Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant of Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) and UTair-Engineering signed a cooperation agreement to develop modified versions of Mi-8/17 helicopters and maintain airworthiness. The agreement gives UTair-Engineering an opportunity to independently carry out all the work related to upgrading helicopters… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 30-Aug-19

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Rostec signed agreement to supply VRT500 to Malaysia

Rostec signed agreement to supply VRT500 to Malaysia

During the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019, VR-Technologies — innovation design office of the Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) — signed dealership agreements on promotion and sales of the light multipurpose helicopter VRT500 with a Malaysian company Ludev Aviation. It is planned to start the supplies in 2023. The Malaysian… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 30-Aug-19

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Russian Helicopters and Gazprombank sign contract to supply 10 Mi-8AMT

Russian Helicopters and Gazprombank sign contract to supply 10 Mi-8AMT

During the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019, Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation), Gazprombank Leasing and Norilsk Avia (part of Norilsk Nickel group) signed a contract to supply 10 multipurpose Mi-8AMT helicopters. The helicopters are to be built at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, which is part of Russian Helicopters Holding Company…. Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 30-Aug-19

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Life Flight Network Earns HAI Safety Accreditation Standard

Life Flight Network Earns HAI Safety Accreditation Standard

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Life Flight Network of Aurora, OR, completed HAI’s Accreditation Program of Safety (HAI-APS). The HAIAPS was developed to help participating businesses fly to a higher standard of safety and professionalism, improve safety cultures, and reduce losses that result from avoidable accidents and incidents. “In completing the HAI-APS… Read more »

Source: HAI, 29-Aug-19

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Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Fleet Surpasses 20,000 Flight Hour

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Fleet Surpasses 20,000 Flight Hour

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X has surpassed more than 20,000 flight hours. Bell has delivered 200 aircraft to customers operating the aircraft spanning six continents. Since the first delivery in 2017, the global fleet has logged more than 20,000 hours, marking one of Bell’s fastest… Read more »

Source: Bell, 29-Aug-19

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Rusada appoints Chief Technology Officer

Rusada appoints Chief Technology Officer

Rusada, the global aviation software provider, has today announced the appointment of Neil Andrews as Chief Technology Officer. During his 30+ years in software development Andrews has worked for the likes of Open GI, Experian and most recently SSP, where he held the position of Head of Delivery for their Pure Broker and Sector product… Read more »

Source: Rusada, 29-Aug-19

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Ka-62 to debut in the flight program of the MAKS-2019

Ka-62 to debut in the flight program of the MAKS-2019

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) presented a prototype of its latest Ka-62 multi-purpose helicopter for the first time at the international aerospace show MAKS-2019. The machine is showcased at the static exposition and takes part in the flight program of the air show. The Ka-62 will be involved in the fly-by… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 29-Aug-19

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NHV Awarded Offshore Contract by Petrofac

NHV Awarded Offshore Contract by Petrofac

The NHV Group today announced a new long-term contract to provide helicopter services for Petrofac. Initially, under the new four year agreement, four crew change flights per week will depart from NHV’s base in Aberdeen to the FPF1 floating production facility using H175 helicopters. The state-of-the-art H175 aircraft, an Airbus Helicopter’s Super Medium type is… Read more »

Source: NHV, 29-Aug-19

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Mi-38 was issued a certificate for its highly comfortable cabin

Mi-38 was issued a certificate for its highly comfortable cabin

The Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) has certified the civilian Mi-38 helicopter with a highly comfortable cabin. The fact that the main change to the certificate for the machine of this type was approved gives Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) new opportunities in terms of Mi-38 promotion on the Russian market… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 29-Aug-19

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Rostec and NAMI presented Ansat Aurus at MAKS-2019

Rostec and NAMI presented Ansat Aurus at MAKS-2019

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) presented the Ansat helicopter with a highly comfortable cabin in Aurus brand style for the first time at the MAKS 2019 International aviation and space salon. The cabin has been designed by specialists of Russian Helicopters and NAMI (Central Scientific Research Automobile and Automotive Engines Institute)…. Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 29-Aug-19

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Aeromega closes Cambridge base – with no alternative to go to

Aeromega closes Cambridge base – with no alternative to go to

It is with great regret that Aeromega Helicopters have to announce we will cease operating from our existing Cambridge offices on 31st October 2019. Despite being a profitable, safe and professional training school for the last twenty two years at Cambridge, we have fallen victim to the greed of developers and are being forced out… Read more »

Source: Aeromega, 28-Aug-19

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Heli-One Welcomes new member to the Sales & BD Team

Heli-One Welcomes new member to the Sales & BD Team

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has announced that Jens Morten Mørland has joined the Sales and Business Development team. He is based at the Norwegian Stavanger facility and will work with existing customers and grow business development opportunities in Europe and Asia. Mørland has been at Heli-One since… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 28-Aug-19

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