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Babcock Selects Bell 429 for Australian Special Forces bid

Babcock Selects Bell 429 for Australian Special Forces bid

Babcock has down selected the Bell 429 aircraft in its bid for the LAND 2097 Phase 4 Project to support the Australian Defence Force’s Special Operations helicopter capability. As one of the world’s largest and most experienced helicopter operators, and the largest commercial operator in Australia, Babcock completed a comprehensive assessment of the platforms available… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 28-May-20

ACC Aviation Partners with AeroMedical

ACC Aviation Partners with AeroMedical

Leading aviation service provider, ACC Aviation Group, has this week announced a commercial agreement with US-based air ambulance systems specialist, AeroMedical. Founded in 1979, AeroMedical pioneered the production of specialist emergency medical services (EMS) equipment for rotary and fixed-wing aircraft and the organisation has continued to lead the field in designing, certifying and manufacturing custom-built… Read more »

Source: ACC Aviation, 28-May-20

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Wings Air Helicopters offers free flights for healthcare professionals

Wings Air Helicopters offers free flights for healthcare professionals

Wings Air Helicopters, a Westchester, NY based helicopter company has started a new initiative to offer frontline healthcare professionals a tangible thank you for their heroic efforts during the COVID-19 global pandemic: “Helicopters over New York for Healthcare Heroes” will allow healthcare professionals to experience a once-in-a-lifetime helicopter tour free of charge. Tours will depart… Read more »

Source: Wings Air Helicopters, 28-May-20

Wingcopter is one of 9 winners of German Government’s €24M hackathon

Wingcopter is one of 9 winners of German Government’s €24M hackathon

Wingcopter, developer of autonomous delivery drones for humanitarian and commercial applications, has been named one of nine winners of the #SmartDevelopmentHack. Through this global hackathon, the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) solicited innovative digital solutions to tackle the challenges caused by the coronavirus outbreak in low- and middle-income countries. The lineup of… Read more »

Source: Wingcopter, 28-May-20

Swiss training solution company VRM completes second funding round

Swiss training solution company VRM completes second funding round

VRM Switzerland is excited to announce completion of its latest CHF 9 Mio. funding round with a group of private investors. The additional equity will enable VRM Switzerland to not only support the scaling up of the production, the internationalization of the business and the expansion of the product range, but also to increase its… Read more »

Source: VRM Switzerland, 27-May-20

Christoph 49 celebrates 20 years of takeover by the DRF Luftrettung

Christoph 49 celebrates 20 years of takeover by the DRF Luftrettung

The air rescue station in Bad Saarow was founded 30 years ago , and 20 years ago the DRF air rescue took over. On the occasion of the milestone birthday, the crews of the rescue helicopter “Christoph 49” stationed at the station take a look back, but also a look at their current work. The… Read more »

27-May-20

Intrinsic Aviation announces JV with Arena Investors

Intrinsic Aviation announces JV with Arena Investors

Intrinsic Aviation, founded by industry veteran Ed Washecka, has launched a joint venture with Arena Investors to invest in helicopter assets. The joint venture will lease, trade and part-out mid-life to end of life helicopters. The joint venture’s first transactions involve three S76C++s owned by different lenders. One of the helicopters will continue on lease… Read more »

Source: Intrinsic Aviation, 27-May-20

COVID19 – CHC cancels 2020 Safety & Quality Summit

COVID19 – CHC cancels 2020 Safety & Quality Summit

Each year, we gather together hundreds of the most proactive safety specialists in the world at our annual Safety & Quality Summit to stimulate great conversations on Human Factors and safety in general.  The team at CHC Helicopter benefit enormously from the shared wisdom we receive, and we hope that those who participate feel the… Read more »

Source: CHC, 27-May-20

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COVID19 – Scottish island to receive pandemic test kits by drone

COVID19 – Scottish island to receive pandemic test kits by drone

The trial is backed by Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) – the integrated partnership of NHS Highland and Argyll and Bute Council directed by the local Integration Joint Board – and aims to prove the feasibility of delivering urgent medical cargo, such as COVID-19 test kits and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE),… Read more »

Source: Wingcopter, 27-May-20

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COVID19 – EpiShuttle arrives in France for evaluation

COVID19 – EpiShuttle arrives in France for evaluation

The isolation pod known as the EpiShuttle has finally reached France for evaluation from professional caretakers and medical transport. France is still comping with a large amount of corona patients and high rates of critical cases. The EpiShuttle is already in service with The Royal Air Force in Scotland, The Royal Norwegian Air Force, the Royal… Read more »

Source: EpiGuard, 27-May-20

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DRF Luftrettung H135 and H145 receive EMS equipment

DRF Luftrettung H135 and H145 receive EMS equipment

DRF Luftrettung has signed a further framework agreement with Bucher Leichtbau for the HEMS equipment for its helicopters of the types H135 and H145. The air rescue organization has brought its many years of experience and know-how into the configuration of the HEMS kits, especially in the development of the stretcher. DRF Luftrettung continues to rely… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 27-May-20

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COVID-19 – MD Helicopter launches flight support for COVID-19 humanitarian missions

COVID-19 – MD Helicopter launches flight support for COVID-19 humanitarian missions

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) begins flying humanitarian aid missions in a company-owned MD 520N supporting the fight against COVID-19. An MDHI pilot flew the first mission in one of the Company’s helicopters to the Navajo Nation, whose border is approximately 150 miles north of MDHI’s Mesa, AZ base of operations.  The Navajo Nation covers 27,000… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 27-May-20

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Autoflug and Volocopter partner on air taxi seats

Autoflug and Volocopter partner on air taxi seats

At the latest with the presentation of VoloCity from Volocopter it becomes clear that the future of urban transport will be in the air. The sophisticated concept envisages the use of air taxis for safe and quick transportation, for example between airports and international major city centers. To offer passengers the highest level of safety… Read more »

Source: AUTOFLUG, 27-May-20

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Rivers State Government withdraws charges against Caverton Helicopters

Rivers State Government withdraws charges against Caverton Helicopters

Rivers State Government has withdrawn the charges it preferred against two pilots of Caverton Helicopters Ltd: Samuel Ugorji and Samuel Buhari, and their 10 passengers before the Port Harcourt Chief Magistrate’s Court. See Full Story. 

Source: This Day, 25-May-20

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Netherlands – HeliCentre buys Entrol EC135 simulator

Netherlands – HeliCentre buys Entrol EC135 simulator

HeliCentre has acquired an H11 FNPT III MCC simulator from Entrol. It has been installed at HeliCentre’s premises in Lelystad, The Netherlands. The simulator is a replica of the Airbus EC135 P2+ and offers an extremely high level of simulation. The cockpit is equipped with dual GTN 750, it features a vibration system and the… Read more »

Source: Entrol, 25-May-20

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Ehang supports Urban Air Mobility themed hotel

Ehang supports Urban Air Mobility themed hotel

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced that it has entered a strategic partnership with LN Holdings (000524.SZ), a Shenzhen-listed tourism platform company, to further commercialize its AAVs by integrating Urban Air Mobility (“UAM”) solutions into the latter’s hotel/tourism businesses. This collaboration will… Read more »

Source: EHang, 22-May-20

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COVID-19 – Ansat to transport patients with COVID-19 in isolation modules

COVID-19 – Ansat to transport patients with COVID-19 in isolation modules

Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) obtained approval from the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) for installing isolation units in Ansat multipurpose helicopters to transport patients with COVID-19. The modules will be installed on helicopters in their medical version. “Currently, about 30 Ansat helicopters have been supplied to regions for air medical services. To improve their performance… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 22-May-20

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Australia – Rio Tintopledges A$500,000 to CareFlight

Australia – Rio Tintopledges A$500,000 to CareFlight

Rio Tinto has pledged A$500,000 to CareFlight Northern Operations to support emergency aeromedical care in the Northern Territory as part of a A$1.1 million commitment to support East Arnhem communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The contribution underlines Rio Tinto’s commitment to the health and wellbeing of the region and to provide resources to combat the… Read more »

Source: CareFlight, 22-May-20

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Hereford County Hospital helipad is now open

Hereford County Hospital helipad is now open

Hereford County Hospital has opened its new, larger helipad thanks to the support of the HELP Appeal, the only charity in the country dedicated to funding hospital helipads. The entire construction costs of the new helipad and additional infrastructure around the Emergency Department, were covered by the HELP Appeal’s £100,000 donation. The new helipad has… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 22-May-20

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HAI Statement on NTSB Public Meeting of Survival Flight fatal accident

HAI Statement on NTSB Public Meeting of Survival Flight fatal accident

Like many others in the rotorcraft industry, staff members from Helicopter Association International (HAI) viewed the May 19, 2020, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) board hearing on the cause of a January 2019 crash of a helicopter air ambulance (HAA) flight in Ohio. HAI appreciates the extraordinary efforts made by the investigative team in determining… Read more »

Source: HAI, 22-May-20

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Metro Aviation announces new Director of Operations

Metro Aviation announces new Director of Operations

Metro Aviation is pleased to announce Brian Bihler as the company’s new Director of Operations. Brian will work closely with the Safety and Training departments to oversee the daily aviation operations for Metro’s 36 air medical customers and more than 140 aircraft. “Brian has been with the Metro family for just over a decade, and… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 22-May-20

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Kaman K-MAX® Continues as a Proven Firefighting Asset

Kaman K-MAX® Continues as a Proven Firefighting Asset

Kaman Air Vehicles, a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN), announced the United States Forest Service (USFS) awarded 40 percent of all Type 1, large helicopters exclusive use contracts, to K-MAX helicopter operators. These four-year contracts ensure immediate resources are available to the USFS when the need for firefighting arises. “We are very excited to… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 21-May-20

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COVID-19 – Airbus provides range of support help for customers

COVID-19 – Airbus provides range of support help for customers

Due to the current concern regarding the spread of the coronavirus disease (covid-19), Airbus Helicopters is actively supporting customers by proposing solutions so that they may fly in safe and sanitary conditions. For this purpose, Airbus Helicopters has published the following Information Notice (IN) and Safety Information Notice (SIN): • IN 3476-I-12 revision 1 “SERVICING… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 21-May-20

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AAMS Statement on NTSB Public Meeting of Survival Flight fatal accident

AAMS Statement on NTSB Public Meeting of Survival Flight fatal accident

The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), representing the critical care transport industry–both air and ground–encourages and supports standards of performance reflecting safe operations as well as efficient, high quality patient care. Yesterday, National Transportation Safety Board held a virtual public meeting on a fatal accident involving a Bell 407 helicopter air ambulance, operated by… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 21-May-20

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ICRR funding boost sees AW109 return to 7 day working from June

ICRR funding boost sees AW109 return to 7 day working from June

We gratefully thank you for your unwavering support during the COVID-19 pandemic and for ensuring our lifesaving service can continue to save those in need. A constant stream of donations and virtual fundraisers for the service has enabled a return to a 7-day operation from the 1st June 2020! As you know, the Air Ambulance… Read more »

Source: Irish Community Rapid Response, 21-May-20

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EBAA supports calls for cooperation on safe integration of drones

EBAA supports calls for cooperation on safe integration of drones

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) along with Europe’s leading aviation associations call on the European Commission to develop an inclusive and cooperative approach to ensure the safe integration of drones in the European airspace. The joint signatories of the ‘We are all ONE in the sky’ initiative (see note to editors) sent an open… Read more »

Source: EBAA, 21-May-20

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ARGUS International & AirNav Systems Strategic Partnership

ARGUS International & AirNav Systems Strategic Partnership

ARGUS International, Inc., the global leader in specialized aviation services, is pleased to announce the selection of AirNav Systems to provide global flight and ground aircraft tracking services. The partnership between ARGUS – TRAQPak, and AirNav delivers the next generation in aviation market intelligence. Using realtime and historical flight tracking data, TRAQPak provides the most… Read more »

Source: ARGUS International, 21-May-20

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DTN AviationSentry for Helicopters Launches in Europe

DTN AviationSentry for Helicopters Launches in Europe

DTN, an independent source of insights, analysis and decision-support solutions, announced today that its premier weather solution AviationSentry Helicopter Edition is now available in Europe. Designed for the unique needs of helicopter operations, AviationSentry provides fast, accurate, and comprehensive weather briefings and alerts — protecting employees, customers, and assets. Accurate forecasting and access to real-time… Read more »

Source: DTN, 21-May-20

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Precision Support Services hires new General Manager

Precision Support Services hires new General Manager

Precision Support Services, LLC. announced the appointment of Grayson Barrows, a 20-year aviation professional, as their new General Manager of the FAA Part 145 Repair Station. In his new role, Barrows will manage and expand industry relationships for the Maintenance Services division of Precision. He will be responsible for growing Precision’s maintenance and avionics capabilities… Read more »

Source: Precision Support Services, 21-May-20

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Babcock MCS Italia loses first appeal over €51 Million fine

Babcock MCS Italia loses first appeal over €51 Million fine

Babcock, the aerospace and defence company, has been informed that its subsidiary Babcock Mission Critical Services Italia S.p.A (“BMCS Italy”) was unsuccessful in its first instance appeal against a decision by the Italian Competition Authority (the “ICA”) to impose a fine in respect of a publicly -available “tariff list” dating back to 2001. BMCS Italy… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 20-May-20

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HAI appoints VP of Marketing Communications

HAI appoints VP of Marketing Communications

Robert M. Volmer has joined HAI as the vice president of Marketing Communications. In this role, Rob will oversee branding, messaging, research, technology, and media for the association. “When I joined HAI. I told the Board of Directors that I wanted to over-communicate to our members about what their association was doing to serve them…. Read more »

Source: HAI, 20-May-20

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MD Helicopters aims to overturn $7.6M Dutch Police judgement

MD Helicopters aims to overturn $7.6M Dutch Police judgement

The Arizona Supreme Court has been asked to overturn two lower court rulings that allow The Netherlands to pursue a nearly $7.6 million judgment against a Mesa-based aerospace company whose corporate history traces back to billionaire Howard Hughes in the late 1940s. See Full Story. 

Source: Arizona Daily Independent News Network, 20-May-20

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COVID19 – Christoph München in action with EpiShuttle

COVID19 – Christoph München in action with EpiShuttle

Christoph München is another helicopter of the DRF Luftrettung equipped with a so-called “EpiShuttle”, a special insulation stretcher. The medical crews at the station have been trained in the past two days with instructions and training on how to use the system safely and practiced. To protect patients and crews, the “Christoph Munich” intensive care helicopter,… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 20-May-20

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£30 million funding for future flight innovation

£30 million funding for future flight innovation

£30 million funding is now available for innovations to help revolutionise the way we fly. Bids are invited from both aviation and non-aviation companies and organisations of all sizes, to develop systems and technology that support the use of new types of electric and/or autonomous air vehicles. The projects will address the challenge of using… Read more »

Source: UK Research and Innovation, 20-May-20

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Devon Air Ambulance celebrates a year of being an independent healthcare provider

Devon Air Ambulance celebrates a year of being an independent healthcare provider

Devon Air Ambulance is celebrating a year of delivering its clinical service as an independent healthcare provider, a development that is helping patients across Devon. In the lead up to becoming successfully registered with the Care Quality Commission last April, Devon Air Ambulance established a new integrated Patient Services team which combined the core emergency… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 19-May-20

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Indian Government plans heliports in western Maharashtra

Indian Government plans heliports in western Maharashtra

Minister of state for agriculture and cooperation Vishwajeet Kadam on Monday informed that the government was planning to have one heliport each in every district of western Maharashtra. See Full Story. 

Source: The Times of India, 18-May-20

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Tender released for Melfort Hospital helipad

Tender released for Melfort Hospital helipad

After years of planning, the City of Melfort is taking the next step towards building a heliport at the Melfort hospital.The hospital, which serves a referral population of over 12,000 people, currently relies on ground EMS and the Melfort airport for patient transfers. See Full Story. 

Source: Melfort Journal, 18-May-20

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Ethiopia steps up spraying to stop locust invasion

Ethiopia steps up spraying to stop locust invasion

Ethiopian officials have deployed helicopters to spray new swarms of desert locusts that are eating crops and threatening the country’s food security. See Full Story. 

Source: allAfrica, 18-May-20

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Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics Grows Despite Industry Setbacks

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics Grows Despite Industry Setbacks

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics announced the promotion of Cindy Highbarger to Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations and the addition of Matthew Harrah as Senior Vice President of Technology and Products. “In these new roles, Cindy and Matt will provide valuable industry experience and leadership to our organization,” said Todd Winter, President and CEO… Read more »

Source: Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics, 18-May-20

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Era Group Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary of Search and Rescue Program

Era Group Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary of Search and Rescue Program

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) is pleased to announce the 10-year service anniversary of its Search and Rescue (“SAR”) program in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Collaborating with Priority 1 Air Rescue (“P1AR”), an internationally recognized leader of SAR services, the Company pioneered the establishment of its commercial air ambulance and search and rescue offering… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 18-May-20

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FAA certifies new Bell 204/205/UH-1 blades from HTC

FAA certifies new Bell 204/205/UH-1 blades from HTC

Helicopter Technology Company (HTC) is pleased to announce they are now offering an Upgraded Version of their Metal Main Rotor Blades for commercial Bell Helicopters 204B, 205A, and 205A-1 along with various UH-1 model restricted category helicopters.  The HTC Part Number 204P2100-103 Main Rotor Blade is a direct replacement the Bell Helicopter – Textron Part… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Technology Company, 18-May-20

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Air Methods Announces Agreement with Presbyterian Health Plan

Air Methods Announces Agreement with Presbyterian Health Plan

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, announced today it has reached an agreement with Presbyterian Health Plan to provide in-network coverage for its consumers in New Mexico. The agreement will protect Presbyterian Health Plan members in more than 500 communities around the state from unplanned financial liability for Air Methods’ services. Air Methods… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 18-May-20

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HeliOffshore launches Helideck InfoShare reporting system

HeliOffshore launches Helideck InfoShare reporting system

HeliOffshore has launched the Helideck InfoShare – a confidential reporting system to help stakeholders share, and learn from, Helideck operational incidents to support our mission that no lives are lost in offshore aviation. The Helideck InfoShare system enables members to anonymously submit events and experiences, from which others can learn, to collaboratively improve safety for… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 18-May-20

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Bristow and Era announce Leadership Team for Combined Company

Bristow and Era announce Leadership Team for Combined Company

Bristow Group and Era Group (NYSE:ERA) announced the new global organization structure and the selection of the executive leadership team that will help create a financially stronger industry leader in offshore helicopter transportation and search and rescue services. The structure and executive appointments will be effective upon the close of the transaction and approval by… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 18-May-20

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BladeSense research advances rotor blade health monitoring

BladeSense research advances rotor blade health monitoring

Airbus Helicopters in the UK is exploring future activities to follow on from a four-year research project that has shown strong potential for advancing the state-ofthe-art in measuring deformation of helicopter rotor blades in the rotating frame. The BladeSense project, a £2 million programme supported with a £1 million grant from Innovate UK, via the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-May-20

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Business Aviation welcomes the EC guidelines for restoring connectivity in Europe

Business Aviation welcomes the EC guidelines  for restoring connectivity in Europe

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) welcomes and supports the guidelines published by the European Commission (EC) for the safe resuming of air travel in Europe, highlights that the success of the proposed strategy hinges on a coordinated and non-discriminatory implementation at the national level. The EC has issued guidelines on the progressive restoration of… Read more »

Source: EBAA, 15-May-20

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Robinson’s Impact-Resistant Windshields Improve Bird Strike Protection

Robinson’s Impact-Resistant Windshields Improve Bird Strike Protection

Robinson introduces optional impact-resistant windshields for R22, R44, and R66 helicopters to provide protection from bird strikes. Due to the lack of requirements governing small category helicopters, Robinson based the impact-resistant design on FAA requirements governing large transport category helicopters. The new windshields are constructed of tough, energy-absorbing polycarbonate (standard windshields are made of acrylic)… Read more »

Source: Robinson, 15-May-20

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Devon Air Ambulance resumes air operations

Devon Air Ambulance resumes air operations

Devon Air Ambulance is resuming air operations today after the successful implementation of several new aviation solutions, which means we can now provide protection for our patients and aircrew against Coronavirus. This is great news for Devon and reflects a huge amount of work that has been carried out by our Helicopter Services and Patient… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 15-May-20

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STARS launches $4.2M lottery in Saskatchewan

STARS launches $4.2M lottery in Saskatchewan

The STARS Lottery Saskatchewan launched today across the province, offering ticket purchasers the opportunity to win life-changing prizes while also helping in the fight to save lives. The lottery is STARS’ largest fundraiser in Saskatchewan. The ninth edition offers more than 1,800 prizes, valued at over $4.2 million, including luxury vehicles, dream vacations, cash, electronics, appliances and two stunning,… Read more »

Source: STARS, 15-May-20

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UK – Halo Aviation plans new heliport in Plymouth

UK – Halo Aviation plans new heliport in Plymouth

Halo Aviation is behind the plan to create a new heliport at Cattedown, part of the city of Plymouth.  It envisages having about 160 commercial flights a year according to local press.   See initial report and later report reassuring neighbours on safety and noise https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/plymouth-heliport-firm-reassures-neighbours-4132931

Source: Plymouth Herald, 15-May-20

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Vertical Flight Society Announces 2020 Board of Directors

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2020 Board of Directors

The Vertical Flight Society, the world’s leading non-profit dedicated to advancing vertical flight, is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for 2020-2021. The following members were elected to the Board’s Executive Committee for the one-year term of July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021: Chair: Edward Hoskin, VP Engineering, Pratt & Whitney Canada (previously… Read more »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 15-May-20

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Onboard Systems 6K Remote Keeperless Cargo Hook & Upgrade Kit Now Available

Onboard Systems 6K Remote Keeperless Cargo Hook & Upgrade Kit Now Available

Onboard Systems International, LLC, a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment announced that it has developed a keeperless version of its 6,000 lb./2,722 kg capacity TALON 6K Remote Cargo Hook, as well as a retrofit kit that will allow operators to convert existing keepered 6K Remote Cargo Hooks to a keeperless configuration as… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 15-May-20

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UK AAIB Bulletin – May 2020

UK AAIB Bulletin – May 2020

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Bell 429 (G-WLTS), un-commanded yaw during Power Assurance Check, Melksham, Wiltshire, 2 January 2019 AW109SP (G-VIVE), aircraft struck power lines during final approach, Robins Farm, Chiddingfold, Surrey, 04 November 2019 Robinson R44 II (G-LLIZ), helicopter rollover,… Read more »

Source: AAIB, 15-May-20

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HeliRussia postponed to the autumn

HeliRussia postponed to the autumn

Practically every industry event from mid March to the end of July – and some beyond – have been postponed or cancelled. HeliRussia is no exception, and this large industry event has postponed its dates to the autumn. Instead of running next week 21-23 May, the “13th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia” it will now… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-May-20

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Rostec hands over first Ansat to Russian Emergencies Ministry

Rostec hands over first Ansat to Russian Emergencies Ministry

Russian Helicopters Holding of Rostec State Corporation delivered the first Ansat for the Russian Emergencies Ministry. The car was transferred to the Foundation for the Development of State Bodies for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Disaster Management (Fund for Civil Defense and Emergencies). The helicopter has already arrived at the disposal of the North-West Aviation Rescue… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 14-May-20

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Law enforcement aviation event APSCON 2020 cancelled

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, APSA is announcing that APSCON 2020, scheduled to take place July 20-25 in Houston, TX, has been cancelled. I’d like to thank those you who responded to the APSCON 2020 Survey.  Your responses were instrumental in the APSA Board of Director’s discussion on the future of the event during… Read more »

Source: APSA, 14-May-20

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Metro delivers refurbished AS350B3s to Buenos Aires police

Metro delivers refurbished AS350B3s to Buenos Aires police

Metro recently delivered two refurbished AS350 B3 aircraft to the Ministry of Security of the Province of Buenos Aires. The refurbishments included mandated 12-year inspections of the aircraft. “This 12-year inspection involved a lot of moving parts and attention to detail, so we’re excited to put this helicopter back into service for the Province of… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 14-May-20

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SPAES creates mounting for Hamilton T1 ventilator in Airbus H145

SPAES creates mounting for Hamilton T1 ventilator in Airbus H145

On request of a customer, SPAES carried out the development, procurement and certification of mounting brackets for the Hamilton T1 on seven Airbus H145 helicopters. After replacing the old ventilators with the Hamilton T1 in the H145 helicopters, a new mount had to be developed because the existing one was not compatible with the newly… Read more »

Source: SPAES, 14-May-20

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Seoul National University Leverages VABS for Accurate Simulation of Helicopter Rotor Blades

Seoul National University Leverages VABS for Accurate Simulation of Helicopter Rotor Blades

AnalySwift, LLC, a provider of efficient high-fidelity modeling software for composites, announced Seoul National University is leveraging its VABS software in the design and analysis work on its Seoul National University Flap (SNUF) Blade. “The university joined AnalySwift’s Academic Partner Program in 2019 and we are excited to follow the work being done on composite… Read more »

Source: AnalySwift, 14-May-20

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UK – Heliair gets bank loan to continue operations through COVID-19

UK – Heliair gets bank loan to continue operations through COVID-19

Business press in the county of Warwickshire reports that Heliair has received loan funding from Barclays Bank to continue its operations during the Covid-19 crisis.  See report

Source: Business Live, 12-May-20

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EHang Applies AAVs in Flood Emergency Response Exercise in China

EHang Applies AAVs in Flood Emergency Response Exercise in China

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced that it participated in a flood emergency response exercise recently organized by the local government in Shaoguan, China. EHang fully demonstrated the efficiency, automation, and centralized management of its AAV technology in an emergency application… Read more »

Source: EHang, 12-May-20

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LMS to Provide Fuel Gauging System for MD 500

LMS to Provide Fuel Gauging System for MD 500

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) recently awarded a contract to Liquid Measurement Systems, Inc. (LMS) to design and qualify a new crash-resistant fuel gauging system for new deliveries of the MD 500 Series of Helicopters with a Certification of Airworthiness after April 5, 2020. The MD 500 Series includes the MD 500E, MD 520N, and MD… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 12-May-20

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Bell Training Academy Continues to Complete Customer Training

Bell Training Academy Continues to Complete Customer Training

Even with limited travel options, the Bell Training Academy remains open and training customers. Barring any travel restrictions by the U.S. State Department on entry into the country, our pilots and instructors continue to offer hands-on flight and maintenance courses that enrich our customers knowledge of flight. To adapt to the current environment, our dedicated… Read more »

Source: Bell, 12-May-20

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Summit Aviation celebrates 60 years

Summit Aviation celebrates 60 years

In 1960, Dwight D. Eisenhower was President of the United States, Johnny Cash played the first of his many free concerts behind bars, and on this day, May 6, 1960, Summit Aviation, the oldest, continuous operating aircraft company in the state of Delaware was founded by Richard “Kip” Dupont. In the sixty years since its… Read more »

Source: Summit Aviation, 12-May-20

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Brazilian exhibition Heli XP rescheduled

Brazilian exhibition Heli XP rescheduled

Our sister organisation Parapex Media maintains a database of over 400 aviation events and conferences, as part of their service to their customers.  Parapex Media specialises in Marketing, PR and Social Media management for the aviation industry. As part of this never-ending work, we have identified that the Brazilian event Heli XP has been moved… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-May-20

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PHI Air Medical establishes air ambulance bases in Meridian, Jackson

PHI Air Medical establishes air ambulance bases in Meridian, Jackson

PHI Air Medical has announced the official opening of two new bases of operations in Meridian and Jackson. See Full Story.

Source: NEWSCENTER ABC 11, 11-May-20

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COVID-19 – Cayman Police monitor lockdown compliance from the skies

COVID-19 – Cayman Police monitor lockdown compliance from the skies

In the air: Helicopter crew watches over Cayman. See Full Story.

Source: cayman compass, 11-May-20

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H+S Aviation Chosen to Support CTS800 Turboshaft Engines

H+S Aviation Chosen to Support CTS800 Turboshaft Engines

H+S Aviation, a Signature Aviation Global Engine Services company, has reached an agreement with Light Helicopter Turbine Engine Company (LHTEC) to provide sole OEM-authorised maintenance, repair and overhaul services for the CTS800 turboshaft engine series at the company’s Portsmouth, UK facility. LHTEC, a joint venture between Rolls-Royce and Honeywell, chose H+S Aviation to assume complete… Read more »

Source: H+S Aviation, 11-May-20

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WAI to Host Virtual Connect Lunch

WAI to Host Virtual Connect Lunch

In lieu of the annual WAI Connect Lunch held at Sun ‘n Fun each year in Lakeland, Florida, Women in Aviation International (WAI), will hold a virtual Connect Event on Friday, May 8 at Noon EDT. Sponsored by Piedmont Airlines, the panel features an impressive lineup of female leaders and role models in aviation, with… Read more »

Source: WAI, 11-May-20

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Garmin® honored with Elite Supplier Award from Korea Aerospace Industries

Garmin® honored with Elite Supplier Award from Korea Aerospace Industries

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

Source: Garmin, 11-May-20

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Avfuel announces 2020 scholarship applications are open

Avfuel announces 2020 scholarship applications are open

Avfuel Corporation announces the 2020 scholarship applications for the 3rd Annual Avfuel Pilot-in-Training Scholarship and 22nd Annual AVTRIP Scholarship are now available at Avfuel.com/Scholarships.

Source: Avfuel, 11-May-20

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Era Group Repurchases Under the Previously Announced Special Stock Repurchase Program

Era Group Repurchases Under the Previously Announced Special Stock Repurchase Program

Era Group Inc. (NYSE:ERA) (“Era”) announced that on April 24, 2020 it repurchased an aggregate of 44,359 shares of its common stock at an average price of $4.23 per share, on April 27, 2020 it repurchased an aggregate of 10,636 shares of its common stock at an average price of $4.31 per share and on… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 08-May-20

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Thuraya Aero Reaches Line-Fit Milestone for Airbus Helicopters

Thuraya Aero Reaches Line-Fit Milestone for Airbus Helicopters

Thuraya, the Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) subsidiary of the UAE-based global satellite company, Yahsat, and SCOTTY Group, a developer of beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) satellite communication solutions based in Austria, have announced that they have secured line-fit offerability for the Thuraya Aero mobile connectivity solution on Airbus H145 and H135 helicopters. For the first time, Airbus customers… Read more »

Source: Thuraya, 08-May-20

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RBI Hawker expands to Australia

RBI Hawker expands to Australia

RBI Hawker Ltd announces they are expanding their world class Helicopter Rotor Blade Repair operation into Australia. The company will operate out of a 1000 square meter facility in north Brisbane. It expects to be operational by the end of Q2 2020. RBI Hawker is expanding its maintenance capabilities into Australia with its world-class helicopter… Read more »

Source: RBI Hawker, 08-May-20

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Boost receives FAA & Canada approvals for Petzl Lezard Helivac Lanyard

Boost receives FAA & Canada approvals for Petzl Lezard Helivac Lanyard

Boost Human External Cargo Systems (Boost Systems – www.boostsystems.ca), the global leader in the provision of the most advanced, certified and compliant Human External Cargo (HEC) Systems, products and services for the rescue, utility, public safety and defense sectors introduces its latest offering, an FAA (STC: SR03681NY) and Transport Canada (STC: SH15-39) Supplemental Type Certified… Read more »

Source: Boost Systems, 08-May-20

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