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Heli-One appoints New VP H1 Operations

Heli-One appoints New VP H1 Operations

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has announced the hiring of Christian Drouin as Heli-One’s Vice President of Operations. He will oversee more than 600 employees at the Canadian, Norwegian, and Polish MRO facilities. Drouin, a highly decorated military veteran, brings to Heli-One a keen understanding of the organizational… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 15-Jul-19

DRF Luftrettung receives EURAMI certification

DRF Luftrettung receives EURAMI certification

DRF Luftrettung has set itself high standards for its daily work in the rescue of human lives in emergencies – both in the medical and in the flight operations sectors. The European Aeromedical Institute (EURAMI) has now confirmed that these high standards have been meticulously adhered to. The independent organisation has awarded the certificate bearing… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 15-Jul-19

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

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

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

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 15-Jul-19

WJZ-CBS Baltimore Adds Robinson R66 Newscopter

WJZ-CBS Baltimore Adds Robinson R66 Newscopter

On July 1st, television station WJZ of Baltimore, Maryland took delivery of a new Robinson R66 Newscopter. Owned and operated by CBS, WJZ services the 2.8 million residents in the Baltimore metropolitan area. SKY Helicopters, a longtime Robinson dealer in Garland, Texas, leased the helicopter to WJZ and will provide on-going aviation and technical support…. Read more »

Source: Robinson, 15-Jul-19

Star Navigation Announces MEDEVAC Agreement with Airmedic Inc.

Star Navigation Announces MEDEVAC Agreement with Airmedic Inc.

Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. (CSE: SNA) (CSE: SNA.CN) (OTCQB: SNAVF) (“Star” or the “Company”) announces that the Company has entered into a multi-pronged cooperation agreement with Airmedic Inc., consisting of the integration of Star’s STAR-ISAMM™ System into the operations of Airmedic’s expanding helicopter and fixed-wing based Emergency Medical System (“EMS”) services. The parties will… Read more »

Source: Airmedic Inc., 15-Jul-19

Airbus makes changes to its Executive Committee

Airbus makes changes to its Executive Committee

Airbus Helicopters is implementing a new Executive Committee on 1 September 2019 with the goal of simplifying and strengthening cross-function collaboration within the company. “The simplification of our organisation aims at being leaner, improving our efficiency and developing collaboration within the company. To achieve this, we have regrouped certain functions into single organisations such as… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-Jul-19

13th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium Lands in Oshkosh

13th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium Lands in Oshkosh

Two dozen of the world’s leading electric aircraft developers and technology experts will be speaking at the CAFE Foundation’s 13th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS) at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, on July 20-21 — the weekend prior to the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) AirVenture 2019. The CAFE Foundation and Vertical Flight Society have been… Read more »

Source: VFS, 11-Jul-19

USHST Perceives a Deadly Trend for the Helicopter Industry

USHST Perceives a Deadly Trend for the Helicopter Industry

With half of 2019 completed and another six months to go, the U.S. helicopter industry is experiencing a year of tragic accidents with too many lives being lost. To stem the surge of fatal accidents, the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) is calling on helicopter operators, pilots, instructors and mechanics to rely on safety basics… Read more »

Source: USHST, 11-Jul-19

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Ipswich Hospital helipad marks first anniversary

Ipswich Hospital helipad marks first anniversary

It’s been one year since Ipswich Hospital opened its new helipad for the first time after the HELP Appeal – the only charity in the country that funds hospital helipads – covered the entire £250,000 cost. Twelve months later, it has seen 72 landings from critically ill patients across the East Anglia region, who have… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 11-Jul-19

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Meghalaya State Government to extend helicopter service?

Meghalaya State Government to extend helicopter service?

The Meghalaya Government are currently debating to extend their helicopter services to other districts in Meghalaya. This expansion will focus on emergency services during disasters, reports North East News. A helipad will be built on East Khasi Hills district.

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Jul-19

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London’s Air Ambulance treats 40,000th patient

London’s Air Ambulance treats 40,000th patient

Since the inception of our service in 1989, our charity has provided hospital-level care at scene to critically injured patients across the capital. We operate alongside Barts Health NHS Trust and London Ambulance Service, who provide the medical staff and some infrastructure. Gareth Grier, Lead Clinician at London’s Air Ambulance said: “It is incredibly humbling… Read more »

Source: London Air Ambulance, 10-Jul-19

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HAL seeks private investment to expand Dhruv production

HAL seeks private investment to expand Dhruv production

HAL has recently organised a workshop where they invited Indian private investors, in the hopes of co-producing their AHL Dhruv. Invitees included Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers, ASSOCHAM, Karnataka State Development Council, CII and Karnataka Udyog Mitra. A Request for Quotation was issued in April of this year, stating that the selected partner will be… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Jul-19

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NHV Expands Executive Team

NHV Expands Executive Team

The NHV Group, a leading provider of B2B helicopter services, today announced the appointment of Mr Thomas Hütsch to the role of Chief Operating Officer and member of the Executive Committee. With extensive management experience in aerospace spanning nearly three decades, Thomas Hütsch brings valuable leadership to NHV as the company is poised for international… Read more »

Source: NHV Group, 09-Jul-19

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LCI Helicopters closes new $75M financing from CaixaBank

LCI Helicopters closes new $75M financing from CaixaBank

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the leading helicopter lessor and aviation division of the Libra Group, has successfully closed a new asset-backed helicopter financing facility in excess of US$75 million. The new facility, led by CaixaBank along with a consortium of financial institutions, was arranged by National Westminster Bank Plc as part of an oversubscribed financing,… Read more »

Source: LCI Helicopters, 09-Jul-19

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Mi-38 successfully passed testing in extreme conditions

Mi-38 successfully passed testing in extreme conditions

Specialists of the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, a subsidiary of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of Rostec) finished a series of Mi-38 flights conducted under the instrument flight rules (IFR), as well as in conditions of extremely high temperature and high altitude. Test results were delivered to the Federal Air Transport Agency Rosaviatsiya to make… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 08-Jul-19

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The high altitude flight campaign of the new H145 starts in Chile

The high altitude flight campaign of the new H145 starts in Chile

The prototype of the five-bladed H145, which Airbus Helicopters unveiled at Heli-Expo in Atlanta last March, has just arrived in Chile where the aircraft will start a high altitude flight campaign. EASA certification is expected in early 2020, with deliveries following later that year. The new H145 is ready to take on the Andes, with… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 04-Jul-19

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Korean CAA approves AW109 simulator

Korean CAA approves AW109 simulator

This FTD has been the first entrol simulator to be installed in South Korea, in the city of Daejeon. The FTD features a cylindrical visual system, a vibration system and South Korean data-base with satellite imagery and mission scenarios. It will be used for initial training, IFR, practice emergency procedures and mission operation.

Source: Entrol, 03-Jul-19

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Airbus Helicopters, Inc. and head of North America region appointments

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. and head of North America region appointments

Airbus announced that Romain Trapp has been appointed President of Airbus Helicopters Inc., and Head of the North America Region for helicopters. He succeeds Chris Emerson, who is assuming the role of President of Airbus Defense and Space, Inc. Trapp brings a broad experience within Airbus, having worked for the company for nearly two decades,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Jul-19

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Gulf of Mexico Helicopter Support Center achieves full operational capability

Gulf of Mexico Helicopter Support Center achieves full operational capability

Leonardo announced that its new Gulf of Mexico Helicopter Support Center has now achieved full operational capability. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorized the Company’s new Part 145 Gulf of Mexico Support Center, allowing the 21,000 square foot facility in Broussard, Louisiana to provide full helicopter blade repair, spare parts, and technical support to customers across the… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 03-Jul-19

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Lessor LCI adds two to Advisory Board

Lessor LCI adds two to Advisory Board

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the leading helicopter lessor and aviation division of the Libra Group, is growing the breadth of industry talent and experience within its organisation with the appointment of Mark Stevens and Alejandro Kerschen to its advisory board. The board, which was first established in 2013, is made up of senior industry executives… Read more »

Source: LCI, 03-Jul-19

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First building block to enable safe VTOL operation and new air mobility in Europe

First building block to enable safe VTOL operation and new air mobility in Europe

On 2 July 2019, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) released the first building block to enable the safe operation of hybrid and electrical vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Patrick Ky, EASA Executive Director declared “We are actively engaging with the industry to develop the right technical requirements to take benefit of the… Read more »

Source: EASA, 03-Jul-19

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Safran and Thai Aviation Industries strengthen partnership

Safran and Thai Aviation Industries strengthen partnership

Safran Helicopter Engines and Thai Aviation Industries (TAI) signed an agreement to extend their support to helicopter engines used by the Royal Thai Armed Forces and Thai parapublic operators. The agreement marks a new stage in a partnership that began in 2017, with Safran supporting Makila used on H225 operated by the Royal Thai Air… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 03-Jul-19

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Spectrum Aeromed named North Dakota’s 2018 Exporter of the Year

Spectrum Aeromed named North Dakota’s 2018 Exporter of the Year

Spectrum Aeromed, a Fargo-based air ambulance medical interior designer and manufacturer, was named North Dakota’s 2018 Exporter of the Year on Thursday, May 23 for its international expansion and commitment to innovation. In addition, the Minot Area Development Corporation, a nonprofit corporation that seeks to grow and diversify the Minot area, received the 2018 Service… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 03-Jul-19

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Lockheed Martin Names New Leaders

Lockheed Martin Names New Leaders

Lockheed Martin’s board of directors approved the appointments of new leaders for two of the corporation’s business areas. Frank St. John will move to executive vice president of Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS) and Scott Greene will become executive vice president of Missiles and Fire Control (MFC). St. John succeeds Dale Bennett, who intends to… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 03-Jul-19

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Serbia and Airbus Helicopters expand partnership

Serbia and Airbus Helicopters expand partnership

Serbia has received its first H145M helicopter and will become a maintenance hub for SA 341 / SA 342 Gazelle helicopters. ”Both events underline the fact that Serbia and Airbus have entered into a close partnership”, as Airbus Helicopters CEO Bruno Even pointed out at the Partner Defence Exhibition in Belgrade. The Moma Stanojlovic aeronautical plant, located… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Jul-19

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Schiebel opens new facility and sign MoU

Schiebel opens new facility and sign MoU

One year after its foundation, Schiebel Pacific Pty Ltd (SPL) celebrates the opening of its new office and workshop at the Albatross Aviation Technical Park (AATP) in Yerriyong, New South Wales, and announces its cooperation with Air Affairs Australia Pty Ltd (AAA). This new SPL facility at the AATP firmly establishes Schiebel in Australia and… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 03-Jul-19

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Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance celebrates 12 years of service

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance celebrates 12 years of service

On Monday 1st July 2019, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) will celebrate their 12th year since the life-saving Charity first began helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) operations on 1st July 2007. During this time, the Air Ambulance has been tasked to over 8,600 incidents across the region, and the Charity’s Critical Care Team Vehicles (CCTV)… Read more »

Source: HIOWAA, 02-Jul-19

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DJI Creates High-Security Solution For Government Drone Programs

DJI Creates High-Security Solution For Government Drone Programs

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, is introducing DJI Government Edition, a new comprehensive drone solution created specifically for use in high-security situations by government agencies around the world. While DJI customers have always had full control over how the data they generate with drones is collected, stored and transmitted,… Read more »

Source: DJI, 02-Jul-19

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CHC Brazil Announces New Shell Contract

CHC Brazil Announces New Shell Contract

CHC Brazil, part of CHC Group, announced a new contract supporting Shell’s exploration and appraisal activities in Brazil. This short-term agreement will last seven months with options for extension and serve the Brava Star platform supporting the Gato do Mato and Alto de Cabo Frio fields. “We are pleased to continue our ongoing relationship with… Read more »

Source: CHC, 02-Jul-19

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SEI Industries demos the BAMBI MAX with Eagle Copters

SEI Industries demos the BAMBI MAX with Eagle Copters

SEI Industries and Eagle Copters South America hosted a BAMBI MAX Aerial Firefighting System information session which was followed by a demonstration using a Bell 407 supplied by AeroMAX. The simulations included filling the BAMBI MAX with water from a collapsible and self-supporting FireFlex Pumpkin Tank, also manufactured by SEI Industries. “The BAMBI MAX features… Read more »

Source: SEI Industries, 02-Jul-19

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Students from the Netherlands wins Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2019 global competition

Students from the Netherlands wins Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2019 global competition

Aerospace and academic experts from Airbus and the International Space University (Strasbourg) have selected Team “Zero” Heroes from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, as winner of the Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2019 global student competition. The team convinced the expert jury with their smart batteryless wireless switches for aircraft systems that provide power at your… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Jul-19

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Precision Aviation combines latest US Guimbal G2 Cabri delivery with demo tour

Precision Aviation combines latest US Guimbal G2 Cabri delivery with demo tour

On Tuesday, June 25th Precision Aviation Training starts the delivery process on yet another Guimbal Cabri G2 sold into the USA. This time however the aircraft is coordinated with the owner whom is allowing the aircraft to be flown across the country under the control of Precision’s Pilot. Henry Sexsmith, a Precision CFII won’t just… Read more »

Source: Precision Aviation Training, 01-Jul-19

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Construction work has begun on the first helipad of its kind in central Manchester

Construction work has begun on the first helipad of its kind in central Manchester

Construction work on the new state-of-the-art, £3.9million helipad at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) has begun and is set to benefit four major hospitals in Manchester city-centre. The new helicopter landing site, being built on the roof of Grafton Street car park on Oxford Road will enable critically ill or injured babies, children and… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 01-Jul-19

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2020 WAI Scholarships Ready for Applications

2020 WAI Scholarships Ready for Applications

With new scholarships being posted weekly, WAI is ready to accept applications for dozens of scholarships. Currently, there are 85 scholarships offered for flight training, scholastic study, maintenance training, and a variety of scholarships for individuals in all stages of life. Internships are also being offered.  Additional scholarships will be added in the coming weeks and… Read more »

Source: WAI, 01-Jul-19

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The high altitude flight campaign of the new H145 starts in Chile

The high altitude flight campaign of the new H145 starts in Chile

The prototype of the five-bladed H145, which Airbus Helicopters unveiled at Heli-Expo in Atlanta last March, has just arrived in Chile where the aircraft will start a high altitude flight campaign. EASA certification is expected in early 2020, with deliveries following later that year. The new H145 is ready to take on the Andes, with… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Jul-19

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S.A.F.E. Structure Designs Successfully Completes Audit

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs Successfully Completes Audit

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of ergonomic safety-first aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment and specialty tooling, has announced the successful completion of the STAGE 1 ISO 9001:2015 Audit. S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of ergonomic… Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, 01-Jul-19

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Airmedic acquires 3 EC145Es

Airmedic acquires 3 EC145Es

As a leader in air medical transport across Quebec, Airmedic continues to grow thanks to the purchase of three new fully equipped EC145e helicopters. The company will rely on the expertise of Airbus, a global leader in aeronautics, and the know-how of Metro Aviation, who will be in charge of the aircrafts’ interior configuration for… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 01-Jul-19

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Airbus launches retrofit solution for EC135 Electrical Master Boxes

Airbus launches retrofit solution for EC135 Electrical Master Boxes

In the frame of the 2019 Top irritant resolution program for H135, Airbus Helicopters is proposing a retrofit solution to prevent a failure of the electrical master boxes due to water ingress. The solution consists of replacing the existing air ducts with the new ones with an integrated water trap, which protects the master boxes… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Jul-19

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NHV orders two AW169 for offshore operations

NHV orders two AW169 for offshore operations

Leonardo has announced to have recently signed a contract for two AW169 light intermediate helicopters with helicopter service provider NHV Group. The aircraft, expected to be delivered between 2019 and 2020, will be used by NHV to perform offshore transport operations in UK and North Sea area. This latest order brings the total number of… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 01-Jul-19

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China’s ACH160 launch customer

China’s ACH160 launch customer

Shenzhen Eastern General Aviation Company (Shenzhen Eastern GAC) has signed an agreement for one ACH160, becoming the launch customer for the VIP version of this medium helicopter in China. The aircraft will be used to perform mainly private and business aviation (PBA) missions around the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area of China, which is home to… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Jun-19

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Bell settles with Louisiana after quitting Lafayette plant

Bell settles with Louisiana after quitting Lafayette plant

The State of Louisiana has reached a settlement claim with Bell of $9.5 million. This comes after Bell decided to abandon their development plans at Lafayette. As reported by Daily Advertiser, Bell was unable to reach their hiring goals at Lafayette. Louisiana has now leased the aviation facility to Kopter Group AG.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Jun-19

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CHC Announces New Contract with Wintershall Dea

CHC Announces New Contract with Wintershall Dea

CHC Group announced it has been awarded a contract from Wintershall Dea to provide helicopter services in support of their forthcoming drilling program in the Norwegian Sea. The program consists of the following wells: •    Brønnøysund – Toutatis project, 1-2 months •    Kristiansund – Dvalin development project, 12 months •    Kristiansund – Maria and Bergknapp… Read more »

Source: CHC, 28-Jun-19

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AW169 helicopter to enter offshore operations in Africa

AW169 helicopter to enter offshore operations in Africa

Leonardo announced that the new generation AW169 light intermediate helicopter is set to be introduced into offshore operations in Africa with Weststar Aviation Services Malaysia. The aircraft, now delivered from Leonardo’s facility in Vergiate, Italy, will support the offshore oil & gas industry in Equatorial Guinea. Weststar Aviation Services Malaysia is the world’s first customer… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 28-Jun-19

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Metro first to STC H135 T3H Air Medical Interior

Metro first to STC H135 T3H Air Medical Interior

As a leading completion center for the EC135/H135, Metro Aviation became the first to STC a medical interior for Airbus’ H135 T3H variant with Helionix. Outfitted for STAT MedEvac, the STC includes aspects of Metro’s standard air medical package with equipment standardized and modernized to match the program’s existing fleet of aircraft. The two-decade-long relationship between… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 28-Jun-19

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Airbus Helicopters expands online purchasing to external vendors

Airbus Helicopters expands online purchasing to external vendors

Airbus Helicopters (AH) opened a new online Market place through its Keycopter eOrdering service. Recently deployed, this Market place is an opportunity for AH customers to buy a wide range of parts and products directly from external vendors. More than 10,000 new parts are currently accessible from the catalogues and the customer advantages include: •… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Jun-19

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Bluedrop to provide Canadian Chinook maintenance team CBT courseware

Bluedrop to provide Canadian Chinook maintenance team CBT courseware

Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc., a subsidiary of Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. (“Bluedrop”) (TSX-V: BPLI), has received an In-Service Support (ISS) contract with Boeing, to provide ongoing support for Computer Based Training (CBT) courseware for maintainers of Canada’s CH-147F Chinook helicopters. The agreement provides management and on-site support of instructor-led CBT materials used in the… Read more »

Source: Bluedrop, 28-Jun-19

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GKN Aerospace delivers thermoplastic composite components for Bell V-280 Valor

GKN Aerospace delivers thermoplastic composite components for Bell V-280 Valor

GKN Aerospace has delivered a pair of thermoplastic composite, induction welded Ruddervators, and two compression-moulded Access Panels manufactured from re-used thermoplastic waste material, to Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company. Ruddervators are the control surfaces for an aircraft with a V-tail configuration. As partner on Bell’s Team Valor, GKN Aerospace has designed and… Read more »

Source: GKN Aerospace, 28-Jun-19

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Russian Helicopters cooperating with AAT on Ansat medical interiors

Russian Helicopters cooperating with AAT on Ansat medical interiors

The Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) and an Austrian company Air Ambulance Technology signed a cooperation agreement. The parties agreed on joint development and Russian certification of the medical module which may be installed on Ansat helicopters. The document was signed by Director General of Russian Helicopters Holding Company Andrey Boginsky and managing… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 28-Jun-19

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Vertical Flight Expo appoint Earlymarket to run an Innovation Zone

Vertical Flight Expo appoint Earlymarket to run an Innovation Zone

Earlymarket has partnered with Vertical Flight Expo to create the new Innovation Launchpad which will showcase the development of vertical flight technologies including helicopters, UAVs, eVTOLs, VTOLs and advanced drone hardware and software. The Vertical Flight Expo will be held at Farnborough International from 5-7 November. Vertical Flight Expo, previously known as Helitech International, aims… Read more »

Source: Vertical Flight Expo, 28-Jun-19

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Airbus and the French Ministry for Transport to perform first flight of hybrid light demonstrator

Airbus and the French Ministry for Transport to perform first flight of hybrid light demonstrator

Airbus Helicopters and the French Ministry for Transport (DGAC) have announced the launch of a research project aimed at demonstrating the use of a hybrid propulsion system on board a single-engine helicopter testbed. This initiative, which will lead to the first flight of a demonstrator in 2020, will focus on the integration of an electric… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Jun-19

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Shin-Nihon orders 2 Bell B407GXi

Shin-Nihon orders 2 Bell B407GXi

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that Shin-Nihon Helicopters has placed an order for two Bell 407GXi helicopters, which upon delivery, will make Shin-Nihon Helicopters the first in Japan to operate the Bell 407GXi. Shin-Nihon Helicopters will use both Bell 407GXi helicopters primarily to perform power-line patrol missions for electric power companies…. Read more »

Source: Bell, 28-Jun-19

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St. Vincent Help Flight Celebrates 40 Years

St. Vincent Help Flight Celebrates 40 Years

HELP Flight celebrates this month its 40th anniversary of responding to emergencies in south-central Montana. The air ambulance service run out of St. Vincent Healthcare has spent four decades taking to the sky to help Montanans in their times of need. Providing what can be life-saving care while in the air requires a very specific… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 27-Jun-19

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French Prime Minister meets Airbus apprentices

French Prime Minister meets Airbus apprentices

During a visit dedicated to highlighting the role of apprenticeships in the French aeronautical industry, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe met with some of the several hundred young apprentices that work at Airbus Helicopters. The Prime Minister was then invited to experience first-hand one of the next generation helicopters that they have contributed to during… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 27-Jun-19

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Shell and CHC Continue Partnership

Shell and CHC Continue Partnership

Shell Australia and CHC Helicopter Australia have announced the continuation of their successful partnership providing helicopter transportation services to the Prelude FLNG facility in the Browse Basin. PERTH, AUSTRALIA, June 19, 2019 – Shell Australia and CHC Helicopter Australia have announced the continuation of their successful partnership providing helicopter transportation services to the Prelude FLNG… Read more »

Source: CHC, 27-Jun-19

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Rotors ’n Ribs returns to Goshen Municipal Airport

Rotors ’n Ribs returns to Goshen Municipal Airport

Organizers of Rotors ’n Ribs have announced the event’s schedule and speakers, which includes a pair of business executives, who are also helicopter pilots and enthusiasts, along with a renowned national advocate of helicopter safety. Attendees of the Rotors ‘n Ribs town hall receive free passes to the Rotors ‘n Ribs VIP chalet, which offers… Read more »

Source: Sweetwater Helicopters, 27-Jun-19

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New Mid-Year WAI Scholarship Winners Announced

New Mid-Year WAI Scholarship Winners Announced

Through a donor who wishes to be anonymous, Women in Aviation International has awarded an additional $73,000 in 17 individual scholarships to be put toward flight and aviation maintenance training. These scholarships winners are: WAI Private Pilot Scholarship ($5,000 each): Madison Coutu, Toronto, Ontario; Kourtnie A Robin, Slidell, Louisiana; Rachel A Obajtek, Tehachapi, California; Aurora… Read more »

Source: WAI, 27-Jun-19

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HAI President to stand down June 2020

HAI President to stand down June 2020

The Board of Directors for Helicopter Association International (HAI) announce the impending retirement of Matthew Zuccaro, president and CEO, effective June 30, 2020. This date coincides with HAI’s fiscal year and the installation of a new Board of Directors on July 1, 2020. Zuccaro has led the association as President and CEO since November 1,… Read more »

Source: HAI, 27-Jun-19

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Era sets major AW139 operational milestone

Era sets major AW139 operational milestone

Leonardo is pleased to celebrate another outstanding operational milestone for its bestselling AW139 with Era’s fleet achieving 200,000 flight hours. This accomplishment includes 166,000 operating flight hours and 34,000 hours in support of leasing partnerships. A prime civil helicopter customer to Leonardo, Era is one of the leading helicopter operators in the world and the… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 27-Jun-19

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Airbus and DCA pick Thales new FlytX avionics for helicopter programs

Airbus and DCA pick Thales new FlytX avionics for helicopter programs

Military helicopters are called on to perform reconnaissance, fire support, surveillance and search-and-rescue missions in increasingly saturated environments. Pilots must be able to observe hostiles, evade obstacles and successfully complete their missions while flying the helicopter and monitoring information from its onboard systems. Fully mission oriented, the FlytX solution has been developed to enable maximum… Read more »

Source: Thales, 26-Jun-19

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SPECTO Aerospace appointed helicopter Blade Repair Centre

SPECTO Aerospace appointed helicopter Blade Repair Centre

Leonardo announced at Paris Air Show the appointment of SPECTO Aerospace as a Blade Repair Centre for the AW109 light twin and the AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter main and tail rotor blades in Europe, including Russia. The appointment follows the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in Amsterdam in late 2018, allowing SPECTO Aerospace to… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 26-Jun-19

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Helijet Announces Results of the Special Meeting

Helijet Announces Results of the Special Meeting

Helijet International Inc. (TSX-V: HJI) (“Helijet” or the “Corporation”) further to the Corporation’s news releases dated April 18, 2019 and May 16, 2019, the Corporation is pleased to announce that at its special meeting of shareholders held on June 19, 2019 (the “Meeting”), shareholders approved the statutory plan of arrangement under Section 192(1)(f.1) of the… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 25-Jun-19

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Bristow Provides Update on Status of SEC Filings

Bristow Provides Update on Status of SEC Filings

Bristow Group Inc. (OTC: BRSWQ) (“Bristow” or the “Company”) filed its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 2018 (the “Q3 FY2019 10-Q”), as well as amendments to its previously filed Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018 (the “Amended FY2018 10-K”), Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 25-Jun-19

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Leonardo and PWNE add AW189 simulator to Service Agreement in Malaysia

Leonardo and PWNE add AW189 simulator to Service Agreement in Malaysia

Leonardo and PWN Excellence Sdn Bhd (PWNE) are expanding their established partnership in Malaysia for the provision of advanced training services announcing the extension of the Authorised Synthetic Training Centre (ASTC) agreement, currently for the AW139 helicopter, to include AW189 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) services. By the end of 2020 PWNE will incorporate a second… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 25-Jun-19

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Alpha Aviation Purchases Anchorage Helicopter Tours

Alpha Aviation Purchases Anchorage Helicopter Tours

The Anchorage-based helicopter operator responsible for exclusive transports to a remote luxury lodge in Denali National Park and Preserve and a premier utility helicopter operator broadens its business with the purchase of Anchorage Helicopter Tours LLC to create Alaska Helicopter Tours, powered by Alpha Aviation LLC. The addition of Alaska Helicopter Tours will expand on… Read more »

Source: Alpha Aviation, 25-Jun-19

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HeliOffshore Helideck Work Group Reports on Top Five Safety Events

HeliOffshore Helideck Work Group Reports on Top Five Safety Events

HeliOffshore’s Helideck Work Group has prepared a report to highlight the top five safety events associated with helideck operations based on analysis of frontline data. The analysis was collected from data provided by CHC Helicopter, BP and Chevron and sampled nearly 1000 events between 2016 and 2018.  After identifying the top five issues, the group will… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 24-Jun-19

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CPI Aero Secures Additional Orders From Sikorsky

CPI Aero Secures Additional Orders From Sikorsky

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero”) (NYSE American: CVU) announced that it has received purchase orders totaling approximately $14 million from Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, for Hover Infrared Suppression System (HIRSS) module assemblies for use as spares on older variants of the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. Deliveries under these orders will commence in 2020 and… Read more »

Source: CPI Aerostructures, 24-Jun-19

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Recognize The Best of Vertical Aviation

Recognize The Best of Vertical Aviation

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

Source: HAI, 24-Jun-19

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Akagera Aviation celebrates a decade of successful operations in Rwanda

Akagera Aviation celebrates a decade of successful operations  in Rwanda

At Paris Air Show leading African aviation services provider Akagera Aviation is celebrating a decade of successful operations of Leonardo helicopters in Rwanda, delivering a range of services including VIP and charter transport, aerial photography and medical evacuation across the nation. Established in 2004, Akagera Aviation has strongly contributed to the growth of Rwanda’s aviation… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 24-Jun-19

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Airbus and Safran team-up for greener vertical flight

Airbus and Safran team-up for greener vertical flight

Airbus Helicopters, the world’s largest civil helicopter manufacturer, and Safran Helicopter Engines, the global leader in helicopter turbines, are teaming up to prepare the future of cleaner, quieter and more efficient vertical flight, ahead of the upcoming Horizon Europe research programme which should be carried out during the next decade.   A Letter of Intent… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 21-Jun-19

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Wiking signs for two AW139s

Wiking signs for two AW139s

Leonardo announced the signing of a contract valued at 30 million euro for two AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters with Wiking Helikopter Service GmbH of Germany. The aircraft, which are expected to be delivered in 2019 and 2020, will be used to perform offshore transport operations in Northern Europe, further expanding the AW139 fleet of… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 21-Jun-19

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Japan National Police places order with Bell

Japan National Police places order with Bell

At a ceremony held this week, Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and SUBARU CORPORATION, announced that the Japan National Police Agency (JPNA) has placed the first order for a SUBARU BELL 412EPX. “We thank the National Police Agency for its trust,” said Mitch Snyder, president and chief executive officer. “These aircraft will… Read more »

Source: Bell, 20-Jun-19

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EASA certifies Safran Arrano 1A engine

EASA certifies Safran Arrano 1A engine

Safran Helicopter Engines has received EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) Type Certification for its Arrano 1A engine, installed in the Airbus Helicopters H160. Arrano is a new generation engine in the 1,100 to 1,300 shp power range, perfectly suited for new four-to-six tonne helicopters. The H160 made its first flight with the Arrano in January… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 20-Jun-19

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Airbus signs MoU with Pawan Hans for H145 and H225, plus AS365 support

Airbus signs MoU with Pawan Hans for H145 and H225, plus AS365 support

Airbus Helicopters and Pawan Hans Limited (PHL) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the future introduction of two new categories of rotorcraft in the PHL fleet as well as for the repair, maintenance and overhaul of its existing AS365N Dauphin helicopters. The MoU, signed by Air Commodore Dayasagar, Executive Director at… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Jun-19

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Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Appoints President & General Manager

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Appoints President & General Manager

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, Hawaii’s air-tour leader, announces the appointment of Quentin Koch as President and General Manager. In this role, Koch will assume responsibility for all aspects of the commercial, operational, financial and technical performance of Blue Hawaiian and their sister company, Hawaii Helicopters. Koch will lead the development and execution of Blue Hawaiian’s business… Read more »

Source: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, 20-Jun-19

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Duke Energy picks GPMS Foresight HUMS

Duke Energy picks GPMS Foresight HUMS

Duke Energy, after an extensive field trial, has standardized its helicopter fleet on the GPMS Foresight Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS). “We are very pleased to see an operator like Duke embracing our predictive HUMS product. Throughout 2018, their operational team logged over 500 hours on a rotorcraft equipped with Foresight. Their decision to… Read more »

Source: GPMS, 20-Jun-19

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