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MD Helicopters Features Tennessee Valley Authority MD530F and MD969 at Heli-Expo 2019

MD Helicopters Features Tennessee Valley Authority MD530F and MD969 at Heli-Expo 2019

MD Helicopters’ booth, C1228, at the 2019 HAI Heli-Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, reflects the company’s commitment to manufacturing and delivering the most effective and efficient single-engine and light twin-engine helicopters available. At the 2019 HAI Heli-Expo, MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) will proudly display two of its most iconic helicopter models, the MD 530F and the… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopers, 11-Mar-19

Rega becomes launch customer for new H145 retrofit

Rega becomes launch customer for new H145 retrofit

Swiss Air-Rescue Rega has taken the decision to retrofit its entire H145 fleet of seven helicopters to the new 5-bladed version, that was revealed yesterday at Heli-Expo, making them the launch customer for the retrofit of the new H145. “We’re proud to be amongst the first customers to upgrade our H145 to the new version”,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 11-Mar-19

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New Options for Enstrom Service in France

New Options for Enstrom Service in France

The newest Enstrom Helicopter service center was announced at Heli-Expo in Atlanta. Copter & Boat’s Dream, also known as Copter Company in France, is owned by Eddy Pacalis and is based in Cournonsec, West of Montpellier on the Mediterranean Riviera where they maintain 30+ helicopters including 6 Enstroms. Doug Smith, Director of Product Support at… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 11-Mar-19

Air Medical places order for 21 Airbuses

Air Medical places order for 21 Airbuses

Longstanding Airbus Helicopters customer Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH) will add a total of 21 helicopters to its fleet for air medical transport missions, announced at the Heli-Expo 2019 trade show in Atlanta. The agreement consists of a mix of single-engine H125 and twin-engine H135 helicopters, with nine of the orders confirmed in 2018 and… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 11-Mar-19

Sikorsky Receives FAA certification for the S-70M Black Hawk

Sikorsky Receives FAA certification for the S-70M Black Hawk

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) received a type certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certifying that the S-70M Black Hawk helicopter design meets the applicable airworthiness requirements in the Restricted Category. The type certificate will allow Sikorsky to request authorization from the FAA to produce S-70M aircraft for the following special purpose… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 11-Mar-19

Safran signs support contract with Aero Asahi

Safran signs support contract with Aero Asahi

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contract with Aero Asahi Corporation, covering engines powering the operator’s BK117C2, H125, S-76C+ and AS 365 N3 fleets. This 5-year contract supports a total of 55 Arriel 1 and 2 engines. This agreement is the second 5-year SBH® extension contract signed with this Japanese operator, one of… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 08-Mar-19

Japan Coast Guard expands Super Puma fleet

Japan Coast Guard expands Super Puma fleet

Japan’s largest Super Puma operator, Japan Coast Guard (JCG), has acquired an additional H225. With the new helicopter, JCG’s Super Puma fleet will include two AS332s and 11 H225s, for security enforcement, territorial coastal activities, and disaster relief missions in Japan. “We are delighted at how our Super Puma helicopters have continued to remain relevant… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 08-Mar-19

Weststar Aviation Services tests HeliLink virtual technical support technology

Weststar Aviation Services tests HeliLink virtual technical support technology

Leonardo announced today at Heli-Expo 2019 a collaboration with Weststar Aviation Services Sdn Bhd of Malaysia as launch customer of the HeliLink digital product support engineering assistant. The new service provides a remote video-call support for maintenance technicians with augmented reality, resulting in quick assistance for trouble shooting, improved helicopter fleet reliability and management. Weststar… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 08-Mar-19

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Vertical Flight Society to Highlights Electric VTOL Revolution

The Vertical Flight Society, the world’s leading advocate for advancing vertical flight technology, announces that it will host a two-hour panel discussion on “The Electric VTOL Revolution” on March 6, 2019 at the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo 2019 convention at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The session is sponsored by Vertical… Read more »

Source: Vertical Flight Society, 08-Mar-19

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Chinese Ministry of Transport selects the H175 for SAR

Chinese Ministry of Transport selects the H175 for SAR

The Rescue and Salvage Bureau (CRS) of the Chinese Ministry of Transport (MOT) is extending its medium class search and rescue helicopter fleet with the Airbus H175, beginning with a signature for two aircraft in search and rescue (SAR) configuration. These new H175s will perform SAR missions in one of the world’s busiest areas for… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 08-Mar-19

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Embry-Riddle Student Receive Generous Scholarship from MD Helicopters

Embry-Riddle Student Receive Generous Scholarship from MD Helicopters

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Campus student Cooper Largent has been awarded the 2019 MD 500 Transition Training Scholarship by MD Helicopters, Inc. This unique training opportunity has value of approximately $12,000. The MD 500 is an advanced, turbine-powered helicopter that most students are not yet qualified to fly. The week-long, one-on-one training course is held at… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 08-Mar-19

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Bell at Heli-Expo 2019 Day 2

Bell at Heli-Expo 2019 Day 2

JB Investments Signs for four Bell 407 GXis Bell and JB Investments, Independent Representative for Bell in Poland, celebrated the sale of three Bell 407GXi Helicopters to the Polish Police and one Bell 407GXi to a corporate customer. “This is the first sale of the Bell 407GXi platform to a European law enforcement agency,” said… Read more »

Source: Bell, 08-Mar-19

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Six more Enstrom 480s for Thailand

Six more Enstrom 480s for Thailand

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is pleased to announce the sale of 6 turbine powered 480B aircraft to M-Landarch, the Enstrom Representative in Thailand. The $12m contract includes flight and maintenance training, and the aircraft are expected to deliver in the second half of 2019. The helicopters will be used for ab-initio and advanced flight training. The… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 08-Mar-19

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Kaman Announces Development of Next Generation

Kaman Announces Development of Next Generation

Kaman Aerospace Group, a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced today that it is developing the next generation K-MAX® unmanned aircraft system that will allow operators to have the capability to fly either manned or unmanned missions. Kaman expects to offer unmanned system kits for new production and existing aircraft in 2020. Concurrently, Kaman is… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 08-Mar-19

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Sikorsky Honors CHC S-92 Rescue Crew

Sikorsky Honors CHC S-92 Rescue Crew

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today recognized the heroic efforts of a CHC Helicopter crew with a Sikorsky Rescue Award, highlighting a successful search and rescue mission conducted with an S-92® helicopter. Sikorsky President Dan Schultz presented the Winged-S Rescue Award in a ceremony at the 2019 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo. The CHC… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 08-Mar-19

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Safran signs support contracts with Icelandic Coast Guard

Safran signs support contracts with Icelandic Coast Guard

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contract with Icelandic Coast Guard, covering two H225. This contract formalizes a five year Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) agreement supporting a total of 4 Makila 2A1 engines. Commented Höskuldur Ólafsson, Icelandic Coast Guard, Helicopter Director Maintenance: “With this contract, we will benefit from a the best… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 08-Mar-19

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Advanced Flight of New Zealand launches new ACH145 helicopter

Advanced Flight of New Zealand launches new ACH145 helicopter

New Zealand VIP and charter operator Advanced Flight has become launch customer for the Airbus ACH145 helicopter – the private and business aviation version of the new H145 announced at Heli-Expo. The aircraft is the latest model in the portfolio of Airbus Corporate Helicopters, the premium brand of Airbus Helicopters, providing a tailored offering to… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 08-Mar-19

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Metro delivers first IFR certified EC145e

Metro delivers first IFR certified EC145e

Metro Aviation announced the delivery of the first Single/Dual Pilot Instrument Flight Rules-capable Airbus EC145e to GundersenAIR in Lacrosse, Wisconsin. “Having IFR capabilities assures that we are providing our crews and our patients with the utmost safety and technology and we are grateful to Metro Aviation for the painstaking and meticulous work they have done… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 08-Mar-19

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EuroTec Sells, Completes & Delivers 407GXP to European Client

EuroTec Sells, Completes & Delivers 407GXP to European Client

Attention to detail, excellence in client service and an experienced team are the ingredients for successful helicopter completions. These benefits are apparent in a recent completion project by one of the industry’s leading sales and service organizations. EuroTec Vertical Flight Solutions (EuroTec), along with subsidiary EuroTec Canada, announced the recent sale, completion and delivery of… Read more »

Source: EuroTec, 08-Mar-19

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Spectrum Aeromed Continues Partnership with Minnesota’s North Memorial Health

Spectrum Aeromed Continues Partnership with Minnesota’s North Memorial Health

Spectrum Aeromed has announced it will continue its long-standing relationship with Minnesota-based North Memorial Health. Collaborating for over 20 years, Spectrum Aeromed and Minnesota-based North Memorial Health have a long-standing relationship.  Spectrum most recently customized the interior of a Leonardo AW109S Helicopter. That was the seventh 109S customization that Spectrum Aeromed has completed. “As an… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 08-Mar-19

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Honeywell Releases 2019 Helicopter Purchase Outlook

Honeywell Releases 2019 Helicopter Purchase Outlook

In its 21st annual “Turbine-Powered Civil Helicopter Purchase Outlook,” Honeywell (NYSE: HON) forecasts 4,000 new civilian-use helicopters will be delivered from 2019 to 2023, marginally lower than the 4,200 cited in the five-year forecast from 2018. “Despite positive impacts of U.S. tax reform on new helicopter purchase plans in North America, an inconsistent economic outlook… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 08-Mar-19

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MD Helicopters to feature class cockpit MD530F

MD Helicopters to feature class cockpit MD530F

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is excited to celebrate the delivery of a new MD 530F to Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and to feature this high-performance helicopter in its booth (C1228) at HAI’s Heli-Expo 2019. The third MD 530F to join the TVA fleet, this proven single-engine helicopter is already in use supporting powerline utility, inspections,… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 07-Mar-19

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Everett Aviation Signs with Lobo Leasing for S-92A

Everett Aviation Signs with Lobo Leasing for S-92A

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT),  welcomed Everett Aviation as its newest S-92A™ helicopter customer at a ceremony at the 2019 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo. Everett signed a contract with Lobo Leasing Limited for a utility S-92A helicopter that will support oil and gas and utility operations. The aircraft, which is on display at… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 07-Mar-19

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DRF is first to use Safran Health Monitoring service

DRF is first to use Safran Health Monitoring service

Safran is proud to announce that DRF Luftrettung is its first major customer to use its Premium Health Monitoring service through Airbus’ Helionix avionic. The Health Monitoring service for helicopter engines allows customers to track engine life data and thus reduce unplanned events. Engine life is improved through the early detection of low signals, prognosis… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 07-Mar-19

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Leonardo to expand US training with AW169 and AW609 simulators

Leonardo to expand US training with AW169 and AW609 simulators

Leonardo announced at Heli-Expo 2019 a substantial reinforcement of its helicopter training capabilities and services in the USA with the establishment of a new Training Academy within its production facility in Philadelphia. The new purpose-built campus is expected to be completed in 2020. With a 65 million USD multiyear investment, the new Training Academy will… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 07-Mar-19

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Airbus increases orders and market share in 2018

Airbus increases orders and market share in 2018

Airbus Helicopters North America delivered 57 rotorcraft and logged gross bookings for 75 helicopters (net: 71) in 2018 (up from 70 gross orders in 2017), reaffirming its North American civil & parapublic market lead with a market share of 72%. Notable orders from 2018 include the first installment of a 21-helicopter contract with Air Medical… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 07-Mar-19

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Leonardo to produce AW609 tiltrotor Level D Full Flight Simulator

Leonardo to produce AW609 tiltrotor Level D Full Flight Simulator

Leonardo announced at Heli-Expo 2019 in Atlanta the start of production of the world’s first AW609 tiltrotor Level D Full Flight Simulator (FFS) and the intention to introduce the first US-based AW169 Level D Full Flight Simulator. Both will be installed into the new Training Academy being developed at the Company’s helicopter facility based in… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 07-Mar-19

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EuroTec Demonstrates Completion Capabilities with KMAX Project

EuroTec Demonstrates Completion Capabilities with KMAX Project

High-performance helicopters demand a high-performance completion team. And when a leading helicopter company recently added a popular “Lifter” to its fleet, they partnered with a leader in North American aircraft completions to bring this newest aircraft to the field. EuroTec Vertical Flight Solutions (EuroTec), along with subsidiary EuroTec Canada, is in final stages of completion… Read more »

Source: 20190306gw-EuroTecKMAX, 07-Mar-19

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Airbus expands data collection and analytics capabilities through partnership with SKYTRAC

Airbus expands data collection and analytics capabilities through partnership with SKYTRAC

Airbus Helicopters has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with SKYTRAC that will enable helicopters equipped with SKYTRAC real-time data processing and communications hardware to transmit their aircraft and flight data directly to servers on the ground, ensuring the continuous flow of data from the air to the ground for analysis. Through the partnership, SKYTRAC… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 07-Mar-19

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Leonardo’s new Helicopter Training Academy in Philadelphia

Leonardo’s new Helicopter Training Academy in Philadelphia

Leonardo announced at Heli-Expo 2019 a substantial reinforcement of its helicopter training capabilities and services in the USA with the establishment of a new Training Academy within its production facility in Philadelphia. The new purpose-built campus is expected to be completed in 2020. With a 65 million USD multiyear investment, the new Training Academy will… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 07-Mar-19

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Dallas Airmotive Launches Engine Maintenance Program for AW109 Trekker

Dallas Airmotive Launches Engine Maintenance Program for AW109 Trekker

Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Service company, announced that Leonardo Helicopters AW109 Trekker helicopter operators have three new maintenance package options for their next PW207C engine overhaul under Dallas Airmotive’s Price CAP Promise Program. The program provides price-surety choices for Pratt & Whitney Canada PW207C engine operators in three tiered packages: Complete, Advanced… Read more »

Source: Dallas Airmotive, 07-Mar-19

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Kawasaki announces first sale in Asia of five-blade H145

Kawasaki announces first sale in Asia of five-blade H145

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today its release of the new H145//BK117 D-3 helicopter (BK117 D-3), which was jointly developed with Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH. It was also announced that Central Helicopter Service Ltd., which operates 10 BK117 helicopters for EMS, disaster prevention operations and VIP transportations in Japan, will be the first customer to… Read more »

Source: Kawasaki, 07-Mar-19

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Airbus Helicopters launches Flight Analyser

Airbus Helicopters launches Flight Analyser

Airbus Helicopters has launched a new analytics service that supports operational safety by analysing aircraft data post-flight to identify risks before they lead to incidents. The application, known as Flight Analyser helicopter flight data monitoring (HFDM), analyses the data generated by a number of on-board sources, including the ISEI Helicom system, the Appareo Vision 1000… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 07-Mar-19

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Bristow appoints CEO and CFO

Bristow appoints CEO and CFO

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE:BRS) announced that L. Don Miller has been named President and Chief Executive Officer and appointed him as a member of the Board of Directors, which took effect at the close of business on February 28, 2019. Miller previously served as the company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Bristow Group… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 07-Mar-19

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Essex Industries is proud to debut its new Ergonomic Collective Grip at Heli-Expo 2019

Essex Industries is proud to debut its new Ergonomic Collective Grip at Heli-Expo 2019

Essex Industries is proud to introduce its new Ergonomic Collective Grip. This patent-pending design incorporates additional switches to eliminate hand repositioning or dual seat inputs. The grip’s unique shape provides the optimum hand position for long-range comfort, reducing fatigue during flight. The new Ergonomic Collective Grip enables pilots to fly the aircraft while maintaining control… Read more »

Source: Essex Industries, 07-Mar-19

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Kaman Launches New K-MAX® Composite Blade Program

Kaman Launches New K-MAX® Composite Blade Program

Kaman Aerospace Group, a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced  that it has launched a composite blade development program for the K-MAX® helicopter. The multi-year program consists of design, manufacture, test and qualification of an all-composite blade for Kaman’s intermeshing rotor system. The anticipated benefits of a composite blade include smoother airfoil, increased performance, reduced… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 07-Mar-19

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P&WC announces helicopter engine support program enhancements

P&WC announces helicopter engine support program enhancements

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), announced several enhancements and options to its engine maintenance and warranty programs for helicopter operators. These include the Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) engine program for used aircraft, the Eagle Service™ Plan (ESP™) for single-helicopter operators and a new Fleet Service Plan (FSP) for… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada, 07-Mar-19

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GHS Awarded EDA Framework Contracts

GHS Awarded EDA Framework Contracts

Global Helicopter Service GmbH are pleased to announce the award of European Defence Agency (EDA) multiple framework contracts which encompasses providing helicopters and fixed wing In-theatre Aeromedical Evacuation Services (Airmedevac) in Africa and Europe. The contracts are available to support upon their request to all EDA participating Member States (MS), EU entities as well as… Read more »

Source: Global Helicopter Service, 07-Mar-19

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Spectrum and North Memorial Health continue partnership

Spectrum and North Memorial Health continue partnership

Having collaborated for over 20 years, US-based Spectrum Aeromed and North Memorial Health have announced their continued partnership; Spectrum Aeromed also continues its collaboration with Life Flight Network, based in Oregon, following their working together on the first fixed-wing jet project (CJ4). Spectrum Aeromed designs and manufactures customised air ambulance requirements for its clients; most… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 07-Mar-19

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Avalex Unveils Osprey Mission Management System at Heli-Expo 2019

Avalex Unveils Osprey Mission Management System at Heli-Expo 2019

At HAI HELI-EXPO 2019, Avalex Technologies is introducing the Osprey Mission Management System, which includes multiple field proven product lines. With this system, military and law enforcement will see seamless integration between their Cockpit Management, Smart Multi-function Displays, Digital Video Recorders, Video/Data Switching, and Mission Processors. “We’ve always done a great job with our separate… Read more »

Source: Avalex Technologies, 07-Mar-19

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Esterline Selected for Modernization of Swiss Cougar Helicopters

Esterline Selected for Modernization of Swiss Cougar Helicopters

Esterline’s CMC Electronics (CMC) business unit is pleased to announce that RUAG Aviation and the Swiss Air Force have selected its CMA-9000 Flight Management System (FMS) and CMA-5024 GPS Landing System for the modernization of Swiss Air Force’s Cougar helicopters. The Swiss Cougars are used for transport as well as search and rescue (SAR) missions…. Read more »

Source: Esterline, 07-Mar-19

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Bell at Heli-Expo 2019

Bell at Heli-Expo 2019

SUBARU and BELL Celebrate Bell 412EPI Sale for Nagano Prefecture Firefighting Department in Japan Bell has signed a purchase agreement with Subaru Corporation for a Bell 412EPI helicopter. The aircraft will be operated by Nagano Prefecture Firefighting Department for firefighting, disaster relief and emergency response missions in Japan. “Bell has a robust relationship with Subaru… Read more »

Source: Bell, 07-Mar-19

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True Blue Power launchess Fifth-Gen Maintenance-free Battery Family

True Blue Power launchess Fifth-Gen Maintenance-free Battery Family

The leading manufacturer of lithium-ion aircraft batteries, True Blue Power, introduced the company’s new, fifth-generation (Gen5) main ship batteries during a press conference today at the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo. The ultra-lightweight, TB20 (20 amp-hour), TB30 (30 amp-hour) and TB40 (40 amp-hour) are the company’s first on-condition, lithium-ion, engine-start batteries. Engineered to address the… Read more »

Source: True Blue Power, 07-Mar-19

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Metro outfits mission-ready H125 for Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

Metro outfits mission-ready H125 for Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

Metro recently outfitted an H125 for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office based in Tampa, Fla. “This Airbus H125 aircraft and Metro Aviation’s designed and installed mission package represents a significant increase in capabilities for our unit and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office,” said Jason Doyle, the chief pilot for Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. “The staff… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 07-Mar-19

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HAI enhances website with focus on members

HAI enhances website with focus on members

Helicopter Association International (HAI), the leading membership and resource website for the helicopter community, announced the redesign of their website. Golden, Colo.-based 10 Pound Gorilla, a digital marketing and web development agency, designed the new site for HAI, which has a network of more than 25,000 members worldwide. Now, various resources that were scattered across… Read more »

Source: HAI, 07-Mar-19

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Ukraine signs order for the new H145

Ukraine signs order for the new H145

The Ukrainian Ministry of Interior has taken the decision to change eight of its ten H145s on order to the five-bladed upgrade that was revealed yesterday at Heli-Expo. “We are extremely proud to be offering the law enforcement agency of Ukraine with such a high level of modern rotary-wing technology” said Arsen Avakov, Minister of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 07-Mar-19

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ForeFlight Previews Geo-Referenced Hickok & Associates Helicopter Instrument Flight Procedures

ForeFlight Previews Geo-Referenced Hickok & Associates Helicopter Instrument Flight Procedures

Hickok & associates, industry-leading developer of airspace and instrument approach procedures, and ForeFlight, creator of the widely used and award-winning ForeFlight Mobile Integrated Flight App, are previewing at HELI-EXPO the ability to display geo-referenced Hickok & associates Instrument Flight Procedures on the ForeFlight moving map display. Shared customers like Air Methods, Metro Aviation, PHI Air… Read more »

Source: ForeFlight, 07-Mar-19

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Honeywell Brings Connectivity to New Heights at Heli-Expo 2019

Honeywell Brings Connectivity to New Heights at Heli-Expo 2019

At this year’s HAI HELI-EXPO, Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is introducing a new Mission Communications Terminal and the latest supplemental type certificate for the installation of the Aspire® 200 satellite communications system on the Bell B429. “Our latest technologies and certifications are helping the helicopter market reach a level of connectivity it has never reached before,”… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 07-Mar-19

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EuroTec First NAM Install for New SHOTOVER B1 Camera

EuroTec First NAM Install for New SHOTOVER B1 Camera

The latest in aerial imaging technology will be fielded on two new completion projects planned for this year. EuroTec Vertical Flight Solutions (EuroTec), along with subsidiary EuroTec Canada, announced it will conduct the first North American install of the SHOTOVER B1 Camera System. EuroTec has been awarded the completion contract for two new utility configured… Read more »

Source: EuroTec, 07-Mar-19

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UA Teams with FAA for Rotorcraft Enhanced Flight Vision System R&D

UA Teams with FAA for Rotorcraft Enhanced Flight Vision System R&D

Universal Avionics (UA), an Elbit Systems Company, is continuing its research partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to further develop and mature new regulations to support the use of Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/Enhanced Helicopter Vision Systems (EFVS/EHVS) for rotorcraft. The FAA is evaluating the use of Heli-ClearVision as a representative EHVS to improve helicopter… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 07-Mar-19

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Rotortrade 2019 Development Plans

Rotortrade 2019 Development Plans

Rotortrade has been keeping very busy these past few years and 2019 will be no different. The company has just announced excellent results of 25 helicopter deliveries in 2018 and the opening of RT ANZ in Melbourne to cover the Oceania market. Oceania representing the third biggest helicopter fleet globally is also a very active… Read more »

Source: Rotortrade, 07-Mar-19

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Sikorsky Introduces S-92A+ and S-92B

Sikorsky Introduces S-92A+ and S-92B

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), announced new plans for its S-92® helicopter line that will re-designate fielded helicopters as the S-92A+ after modification, and newly produced aircraft as the S-92B. The two variants will share a nearly identical configuration, with S-92B helicopters also featuring enlarged cabin windows and plans for a common cabin… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 07-Mar-19

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Leonardo provides overview of Heli-Expo displays

Leonardo provides overview of Heli-Expo displays

Leonardo attends Heli-Expo 2019 in Atlanta (5-7 March) with sound world civil helicopter market leadership. In 2018 the Company positioned itself as the first helicopter manufacturer in terms of value in the world civil market with a 40% share, a 7% increase compared to the previous year. Total aircraft deliveries to customers worldwide for all… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 07-Mar-19

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Safran partners with CHC Helicopter for Arriel engine support

Safran partners with CHC Helicopter for Arriel engine support

Safran Helicopter Engines and CHC Helicopter signed a four-year MRO support contract. This contract formalizes a Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul and standard exchanges agreement supporting Arriel 1S, 2S1 and 2S2 engines for CHC’s S-76 fleet and Arriel 2C powering the AS365 Dauphin. Roughly 70 engines are covered by the agreement. “Our partnership will allow us… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 07-Mar-19

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Era Group Announces Q4 and FY2018 Earnings Release Call

Era Group Announces Q4 and FY2018 Earnings Release Call

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA), one of the largest helicopter operators in the world, today announced it will release financial results for its fiscal year and fourth quarter 2018 after the market closes on Thursday, March 7, 2019. In connection with the release, Era has scheduled a conference call for Friday, March 8, 2019, to… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 06-Mar-19

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Sikorsky Integrates North Sea Oil Rig Weather Data and Satcom Connectivity

Sikorsky Integrates North Sea Oil Rig Weather Data and Satcom Connectivity

S-92 helicopter operators flying to Norway’s North Sea oil rigs will soon be able to receive real-time meteorological data direct from micro weather stations located at destination helidecks. Integrated by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), into the 2.2 release of the iFly Sikorsky™ flight performance calculator, the upgraded app will allow flight planners… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 06-Mar-19

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Airbus Helicopters to offer CRFS retrofit kit for earlier variants of H125 and H130 models

Airbus Helicopters to offer CRFS retrofit kit for earlier variants of H125 and H130 models

In order to encourage important safety enhancements for its customers, Airbus Helicopters is now selling its current crash resistant fuel system (CRFS) retrofit solution at a reduced cost and extending the development to additional aircraft models, namely the AS350 B3 and EC130 B4. These kits will complement the existing Airbus retrofit solution for the AS350… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 06-Mar-19

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WinAir shows aviation management software at Heli-Expo

WinAir shows aviation management software at Heli-Expo

WinAir is thrilled to announce that the company will be attending the Helicopter Association International’s HAI Heli-Expo 2019 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. From March 4th to 7th, WinAir team members will be on hand at the exhibition to demonstrate the latest cutting-edge features and functionality enhancements in their WinAir… Read more »

Source: WinAir, 06-Mar-19

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UA unveils new InSight Display System + Heli-ClearVision

UA unveils new InSight Display System + Heli-ClearVision

Universal Avionics (UA), an Elbit Systems Company, is unveiling a new, complete flight deck specifically designed to support helicopter mission execution at night and during challenging weather conditions. UA CEO Paul DeHerrera and Elbit System’s VP of Commercial Aviation, Dror Yahav, will present the new InSight Display System for helicopters + Heli-ClearVision Enhanced Flight Vision… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 06-Mar-19

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McMahon Helicopter Releases iPhone App

McMahon Helicopter Releases iPhone App

McMahon has released version 1.0 of the McMahon Now premium freight tracking app for Apple iPhone. The McMahon Now App is the first of its kind, allowing customers to track McMahon’s helicopters and ground assets in near real-time. Assets are displayed on a scalable map and tracking data is transmitted via satellite network. Users will be… Read more »

Source: McMahon, 06-Mar-19

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Flightdocs Operations Product Offers End-toEnd Management for Helicopter Operators

Flightdocs Operations Product Offers End-toEnd Management for Helicopter Operators

Flightdocs (Booth #B3228), the leading provider of aviation software solutions, announces their new platform, Flightdocs Operations™. 100% cloud based, Flightdocs Operations™ utilizes the latest in web and mobile technology to deliver a modern, intuitive and powerful platform to manage every aspect of a helicopter flight operation. Since the release of Flightdocs HMX geared towards maintenance… Read more »

Source: Flightdocs, 06-Mar-19

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Honeywell Forecasts the next 5 years

Honeywell Forecasts the next 5 years

In its 21st annual “Turbine-Powered Civil Helicopter Purchase Outlook,” Honeywell (NYSE: HON) forecasts 4,000 new civilian-use helicopters will be delivered from 2019 to 2023, marginally lower than the 4,200 cited in the five-year forecast from 2018. “Despite positive impacts of U.S. tax reform on new helicopter purchase plans in North America, an inconsistent economic outlook for international… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 06-Mar-19

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Sikorsky Authorizes Eagle Copters Ltd. as Customer Support Center in Canada

Sikorsky Authorizes Eagle Copters Ltd. as Customer Support Center in Canada

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), announced that it will authorize Eagle Copters Ltd. to operate as its latest Sikorsky Customer Support Center in Canada. The announcement came at the 2019 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo. Sikorsky’s Customer Support Centers enable quick access to Sikorsky logistics and spare parts inventory for operators while providing advanced… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 06-Mar-19

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Rotortrade 2018 full year results

Rotortrade 2018 full year results

The international helicopter dealer and distributor Rotortrade completes another excellent year delivering 25 helicopters in more then 18 countries. While the total number of sales is equal to that of the previous year, the product mix favored light to medium twins vs more singles previously. During the same period the company has secured exclusive mandates… Read more »

Source: Rotortrade, 06-Mar-19

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Arriel 2H now ready for service in China

Arriel 2H now ready for service in China

Safran Helicopter Engines has obtained a Validation of Type Certification (VTC) from CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China) for its Arriel 2H engine powering the Avicopter AC312E. A VTC is based on the EASA type certificate (obtained in 2018) and confirms that an imported engine conforms with Chinese airworthiness standards. This Arriel variant was selected… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 06-Mar-19

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Conklin & de Decker Introduces New Updates to Helicopter Market

Conklin & de Decker Introduces New Updates to Helicopter Market

Conklin & de Decker, a JSSI company and leader in aviation research, consulting and education, has introduced the latest version of its aircraft comparison tool, the Conklin & de Decker Report, to the helicopter industry at HAI Heli-Expo 2019 in Atlanta this week. The updated online report and mobile app offer new features to helicopter… Read more »

Source: Conklin & de Decker, 06-Mar-19

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Luxaviation launches industry-first helicopter charter alliance with fleet of 70

Luxaviation launches industry-first helicopter charter alliance with fleet of 70

Luxaviation Helicopters, part of the Luxaviation Group, is announcing the launch of the first ever global helicopter charter alliance, providing clients with a world-class standard in luxury rotorcraft travel. The ‘Luxaviation Helicopters Charter Alliance’ is set to connect VIP helicopter charter operators around the world. It opens up new destinations and opportunities for operators, brokers… Read more »

Source: Luxaviation, 06-Mar-19

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StandardAero expands AS350/EC130 Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank into European Market

StandardAero expands AS350/EC130 Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank into European Market

StandardAero and Robertson Fuel Systems are relishing the overwhelming success of their retrofittable crash-resistant fuel tank (CRFT) for the Airbus Helicopters AS350 and EC130 series, with delivery into the European market on the near horizon. Launch European customer and notorious mountain rescue service provider, Air Zermatt, is set to take acceptance of their first CRFT… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 06-Mar-19

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SAFE delivers first AW169 maintenance stands in US

SAFE delivers first AW169 maintenance stands in US

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, a global leader in ergonomic safety-first aviation maintenance equipment announced today that it has completed its contract with Next Era Energy in West Palm Beach, Florida. S.A.F.E. Structure has pioneered the way for its complete custom design, engineering and manufacturing of OSHA Compliant maintenance stands and hangar equipment to outfit the first… Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, 06-Mar-19

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LCI expands Weststar relationship

LCI expands Weststar relationship

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, has expanded its longstanding relationship with Weststar Aviation Services Sdn Bhd (Weststar) with the recent delivery of two additional helicopters on operating leases in Malaysia. Weststar, one of the global leaders in offshore helicopter aviation services, has recently taken delivery of two helicopters –… Read more »

Source: Lease Corporation International, 06-Mar-19

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Superior Helicopter signs first HCare Infinite contract in North America

Superior Helicopter signs first HCare Infinite contract in North America

Superior Helicopter has put its trust in Airbus Helicopters for the entirety of its fleet availability needs by signing the first HCare Infinite contract in North America. It will also take delivery of additional H125s by Airbus this year. “Superior Helicopter Services is very proud to be a partner with Airbus, Sterling Helicopter, and Safran… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 06-Mar-19

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EASA approves TT straps from Lord Corporation

EASA approves TT straps from Lord Corporation

LORD Corporation–a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control – is now certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for Tension Torsion (TT) straps. The certification allows LORD to sell EASA-certified STC parts direct and through authorized distributors in Europe. “LORD is very pleased to offer TT straps directly to the… Read more »

Source: LORD Corporation, 06-Mar-19

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ASU Introduces New E3 Lightweight Night Vision Goggle

ASU Introduces New E3 Lightweight Night Vision Goggle

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc., (ASU) announced at Helicopter Association International’s annual convention, HELI-EXPO, in Atlanta that the company will offer a special introductory rate and package for its new E3 Lightweight Night Vision Goggle. To celebrate the release of the new E3 Lightweight Night Vision Goggles, ASU is offering a special rate of $11,995 for… Read more »

Source: Aviation Specialties Unlimited, 06-Mar-19

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Donaldson Delivers Filtration Systems for Bell 525 Relentless

Donaldson Delivers Filtration Systems for Bell 525 Relentless

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense (Booth #B4312), a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), is pleased to announce delivery of its advanced filtration systems for the Bell 525 Relentless®. The oil filter assemblies protect the aircraft’s gearboxes, engines, and auxiliary power unit from the damaging and performance-degrading effects of dirt, dust, salt, sand, and foreign… Read more »

Source: Donaldson Aerospace, 06-Mar-19

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PAC International delivers fourth EC135 to Wake Forest Baptist Health

PAC International delivers fourth EC135 to Wake Forest Baptist Health

PAC International recently delivered the fourth customized Airbus EC135P2+ helicopter to Wake Forest Baptist Health’s AirCare program. “Our fourth aircraft is a dedicated spare that plays a key role in helping us meet the needs of our customers. This aircraft is flight ready and is quickly placed in service when any of our primary aircraft… Read more »

Source: PAC International, 06-Mar-19

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