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USHST Warns About the Next “Bump in the Road” for Fatal Accidents

USHST Warns About the Next “Bump in the Road” for Fatal Accidents

As the temperature moves downward during October and November in most of the U.S., the number of fatal helicopter accidents usually moves upward according to the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org).   In 2017 and 2018, during these two autumn months, the U.S. helicopter industry experienced 13 fatal accidents, the highest total for a… Read more »

Source: USHST, 26-Sep-19

Pawan Hans recruiting Chairman and Managing Director during privatisation process

Pawan Hans recruiting Chairman and Managing Director during privatisation process

At a time when loss-making Pawan Hans is in the process of being privatised, the helicopter company has issued a notice inviting applicants for the post of its chairman and managing director (CMD) See full story

Source: Hindustan Times, 25-Sep-19

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First AW109 VIP Trekker in Europe debuts at Monaco Yacht Show

First AW109 VIP Trekker in Europe debuts at Monaco Yacht Show

The first Leonardo AW109 VIP Trekker helicopter for a European customer debuts today at the Monaco Yacht Show – Leonardo stand QA13 / Quai Antoine 1er. The Monaco Yacht Show (25 to 28 September) is one of the most important international luxury yacht showcases. After the show, the VIP Trekker will fly to the United… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 25-Sep-19

Robinson R66 Turbine Surpasses 1 Million Flight Hours

Robinson R66 Turbine Surpasses 1 Million Flight Hours

Robinson Helicopter Company announced the R66 Turbine fleet surpassed 1,000,000 flight hours. The R66 with the Rolls-Royce RR300 turbine engine achieved the million-hour mark without a single reported in-flight engine failure. This accomplishment demonstrates a level of reliability that exceeds EASA’s stringent requirements for single-engine helicopters performing commercial operations. “We believe this milestone is a… Read more »

Source: Robinson Helicopter Company, 25-Sep-19

DAC International launch ADS-B Out solution for Sikorsky S76

DAC International launch ADS-B Out solution for Sikorsky S76

DAC International’s S76 ADS-B “Out” STC and Integration kit represent an outstanding value to S76 operators and will provide for the most straight-forward, compliant installation available. The wire-harnesses and coax assemblies are custom built for this program and are intended to be simple, efficient, and time saving for the installer. Further, this Integration Kit allows the… Read more »

Source: DAC International, 25-Sep-19

Paradise Helicopters pilot receives FAA Master Pilot Award

Paradise Helicopters pilot receives FAA Master Pilot Award

Paradise Helicopters, the leading Hawai‘i-based helicopter tour company, is pleased to announce that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded longtime Paradise pilot and Pahoa resident Robert Blair with the Master Pilot Award. The award was presented on Wednesday by Airman Scott Allen, FAA safety team program manager at the Honolulu Flight Safety District… Read more »

Source: Paradise Helicopters, 25-Sep-19

New General Manager appointed for Heli-One Poland

New General Manager appointed for Heli-One Poland

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has announced that Jacek Baranowski will be joining the organization as the new General Manager of Heli-One Poland located in Rzeszow, Poland. He will oversee all MRO operations at Heli-One Poland, which includes base maintenance, component repair, and storage/Return-to-Service programs. “It is a… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 25-Sep-19

Helicentre Aviation fly into the Wasps Affiliate Partnership Programme

Helicentre Aviation fly into the Wasps Affiliate Partnership Programme

Wasps Rugby are pleased to announce that Helicentre Aviation are the latest company to join the Affiliate Partner Programme at Ricoh Arena. The new partnership means that, as well as giving the firm exposure on Ricoh Arena’s new giant 188-square-metre LED screen and around the stadium on Wasps matchdays, Helicentre Aviation will be present within… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 24-Sep-19

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FlightSafety appoints Executive Director of training sales for North America

FlightSafety appoints Executive Director of training sales for North America

FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that Michele Posey has been promoted to Executive Director, Sales. In this new role, Michele will oversee FlightSafety’s team of Regional Sales Managers and Directors, and is responsible for business aviation sales activities in North America. “Michele is most deserving of this promotion,” said Steve Gross, Senior Vice President,… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 24-Sep-19

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HAI Still Seeks Candidates for President/CEO

HAI Still Seeks Candidates for President/CEO

Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces that it is still seeking highly-qualified individuals to submit their application for the position of president and CEO of the member-based organization. Current President and CEO Matthew Zuccaro announced his retirement earlier this summer, effective in June 2020. As previously announced, HAI has retained the executive search firm Heidrick and… Read more »

Source: HAI, 24-Sep-19

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Devon Air Ambulance secures Silver ERS Award

Devon Air Ambulance secures Silver ERS Award

Devon Air Ambulance employs several former Armed Forces personnel. This isn’t only most of our pilots, but also veterans across roles such as facilities, retail, logistics and critical care paramedics. The service also employs reservists. The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation to ensure that those who serve or who have served… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 24-Sep-19

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New General Manager for Airbus Helicopters in Italy

New General Manager for Airbus Helicopters in Italy

[electronic translation] Airbus Helicopters has appointed Alexandre Ceccacci General Manager of his own customer assistance center in Italy. The appointment of Alexandre Ceccacci follows the recent acquisition by Airbus of Aersud Helicopters, historical distributor of Airbus Helicopters in Italy. Airbus has thus consolidated the its presence in an important market that currently has 250 Airbus helicopters… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 24-Sep-19

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Summit Aviation extends MQ-8C Fire Scout contract

Summit Aviation extends MQ-8C Fire Scout contract

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, announced that it has entered into a new extension of its 2012 agreement with Northrop Grumman to continue building Faraday Cages for the Fire Scout program. Under this extension, Summit Aviation will support the delivery of an additional five Faraday Cages in 2019. Summit Aviation is responsible for procuring… Read more »

Source: Summit Aviation, 24-Sep-19

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Schiebel completes successful flight trials in Finland

Schiebel completes successful flight trials in Finland

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

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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

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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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UK AAIB Bulletin – September 2019

UK AAIB Bulletin – September 2019

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Agusta Westland AW189 (G-MCGR), pilot became temporarily spatially disorientated in cloud at night, Beinn Narnain, Scotland, 17 February 2018 EC120 B (G-RCNB), helicopter rolled onto its side after lift-off, Enniskillen Airport, County Fermanagh, 25 June 2019

Source: AAIB, 15-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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GACA recognition celebrated by the Helicopter Company

GACA recognition celebrated by the Helicopter Company

The Helicopter Company has gotten a permit to work business flights from the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), and in festivity of this achievement the organization facilitated a supper service on July 28 at Crowne Plaza RDC Hotel and Convention Center in Riyadh. CEO of The Helicopter Company Yahya Al-Ghoraibi was given the Air… Read more »

Source: GACA, 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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Liebherr to provide aircon for VRT500

Liebherr to provide aircon for VRT500

At the 16th International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019, Liebherr-Aerospace announced the signing of an agreement with the subsidiary of the Russian Helicopters holding, BP-Technology, on the supply of air conditioning systems for the new civilian helicopter VRT-500. “The VRT-500 helicopter will be equipped with Liebherr air conditioning system,” BP Technology representatives said The agreement… Read more »

Source: Liebherr-Aerospace, 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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Trakka Systems announces TrakkaCam TC-300

Trakka Systems announces TrakkaCam TC-300

Trakka Systems is pleased to announce that the Indonesian Navy has selected and integrated two TrakkaCam TC-300 cameras, as part of their mission equipment package on the AS565 MBe Panther. “We are extremely pleased that the TC-300 has, again, been chosen for an international critical missions’ program.  We look forward to supporting the Indonesian Navy… Read more »

Source: Trakka Systems, 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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Sloane Helicopters appoints General Manager for new base at Penzance

Sloane Helicopters appoints General Manager for new base at Penzance

Sloane Helicopters is pleased to announce the appointment of Captain Justin Wood as General Manager (Penzance). Justin will be responsible for the day to day management of the Heliport and delivery of the Service between the mainland and the Isles of Scilly. Based in Truro in Cornwall, Justin has consistently championed the return of the… Read more »

Source: Sloane Helicopters, 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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