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Pelita Air Service Adds 3 Aircraft to Heli-One Support Plan

Pelita Air Service Adds 3 Aircraft to Heli-One Support Plan

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce the addition of three S-76 C++ to Pelita Air Service’s existing comprehensive maintenance support plan. The additional aircraft brings the total number supported under the plan to seven. This addition is buoyed by Pelita Air Service’s recently awarded offshore… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 26-Apr-19

VHA Stands Behind Products

VHA Stands Behind Products

While the Van Horn Aviation family continues to mourn the loss of contract experimental test pilot Rucie Moore and VHA engineering manager Stephen Estes in a helicopter accident that occurred on Tuesday, April 16 near Fountain Hills, Ariz., we assure our customers that we continue to stand behind our current composite 206B JetRanger main and… Read more »

Source: Van Horn, 26-Apr-19

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Kaman wins Black Hawk Supplier of the Year award

Kaman wins Black Hawk Supplier of the Year award

Kaman Aerospace Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced that its Integrated Structures and Metallics Division located in Jacksonville, Florida was presented with Sikorsky’s Black Hawk Program Supplier of the Year Award. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE:LMT), stated in a recent press release that “Kaman was chosen for this special recognition due… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 26-Apr-19

Helijet plans stock market exit

Helijet plans stock market exit

Helijet International Inc. (TSX-V: HJI) (“Helijet” or the “Corporation”) announces that its board of directors has received a proposal from a Helijet director, for a going private transaction (the “Transaction”). Insiders and their extended family and one other extended family currently own 88% of the outstanding common shares of Helijet (the “Helijet Shares”) and will… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 26-Apr-19

Omni Helicopters International appoints Group CEO

Omni Helicopters International appoints Group CEO

Omni Helicopters International S.A. [“OHI” or “the Company”] announced the appointment of Jeremy Akel as Group Chief Executive Officer. The announcement was supported by OHI shareholders Stirling Square Capital Partners [“Stirling Square”] and Omni Aviation [“Omni”]. Rui Almeida, Executive Chairman and co-founder of both OHI and Omni Taxi Aéreo [“Omni Brazil”], said “We are very… Read more »

Source: Omni Helicopters, 26-Apr-19

China’s first Airbus H215 helicopter delivered

China’s first Airbus H215 helicopter delivered

China’s State Grid General Aviation Company (SGGAC) has taken delivery of one heavy twin-engine Airbus H215 helicopter – a member of the mission-proven Super Puma family – becoming the launch customer for the H215 in China. A subsidiary of the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), the world’s largest utility company, SGGAC performs aerial construction… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Apr-19

Bell to display at FAMEX

Bell to display at FAMEX

“With more than 1,370 Bell aircraft currently operating in the region, Mexico remains an important country for Bell and we continue to expand our footprint in the region. Bell is proud to showcase a variety of our commercial platforms during FAMEX.” — said Nicholas Peffer, Managing Director, Latin America.

Source: Bell, 25-Apr-19

Russian Helicopters will participate in the FAMEX 2019 exhibition

Russian Helicopters will participate in the FAMEX 2019 exhibition

Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Coproration) will participate in the third international aerospace show FAMEX 2019 held in Santa Lucia air base in Mexico. This year the company will exhibit a line of Russian civilian helicopters in Mexico: light Ansat, medium Mi-171A2 and heavier Mi-38 helicopters, representing the three main weight classes… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 25-Apr-19

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L3 MAS Awarded Five-Year Option In-Service Support Contracts

L3 MAS Awarded Five-Year Option In-Service Support Contracts

L3 MAS is proud to announce that Boeing has exercised a five-year contract option for L3 MAS to continue providing Support and Test Equipment In-Service Support (ISS) services, Logistics Support Analysis (LSA) and Electronic Publication management services on the Department of National Defence (DND) CH-147F Chinook aircraft fleet. The work will be carried out at… Read more »

Source: L3 MAS, 25-Apr-19

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Helijet renews British Columbia EMS contract

Helijet renews British Columbia EMS contract

Helijet is pleased to announce that it has renewed its dedicated air medical contract with British Columbia Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) for an additional four years, effective April 1, 2019. Helijet will continue to supply four Sikorsky S-76 model helicopters for the B.C. Ambulance Service which is operated by BCEHS. Under the new agreement, a… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 25-Apr-19

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Safran Awarded Patent for Turbine Engine Rapid Restart System Tests

Safran Awarded Patent for Turbine Engine Rapid Restart System Tests

A device for integrity testing a system for rapid reactivation of a turboshaft engine of a helicopter, includes a pneumatic turbine that is mechanically connected to the turboshaft engine and is supplied with gas, upon a command, by a pneumatic supply circuit such that it is possible to rotate the turboshaft engine and ensure that it is… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 24-Apr-19

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Next Airbus H125 for Simrik Air arrives this week

Next Airbus H125 for Simrik Air arrives this week

Simrik Air, a private helicopter company has add one more chopper in it’s Fleet. Simrik Air has purchased another brand new Airbus AS350 B3e with a call sign 9N-ANB. The chopper is scheduled to land at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on 27th April 2019. With this new addition, Simrik Air will now be having total… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 24-Apr-19

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Air Methods closes four bases in Oklahoma

Air Methods closes four bases in Oklahoma

Air Methods have recently shut down four medical helicopter bases in Oklahoma due to financial issues. The bases that were shut down were in Chickasha, Keefeton, Seminole and the base in Tulsa at the Riverside Airport. Each base employed up o 15 people, reports Denver Posts.

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Apr-19

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Leonardo and the Italian National Fire Corps announce a major step

Leonardo and the Italian National Fire Corps announce a major step

With the delivery of the first two AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters, Leonardo and the Italian National Fire Corps (Vigili del Fuoco, part of the Ministry of the Interior) announced a major step forward in strengthening their collaboration delivering advanced, more effective emergency response services in Italy. The event, celebrated during an official ceremony held… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 23-Apr-19

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Additional certification for DART’s EC/H130 Emergency Flotation System

Additional certification for DART’s EC/H130 Emergency Flotation System

DART Aerospace (“DART”) is proud to announce STC approvals received from both the FAA and EASA on its new EC/H130 Emergency Float System (EFS). TCCA certification was granted in late 2018 for this kit, which is applicable to both legacy EC130B4 models and the latest H130 from Airbus. The system can now be used in… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 23-Apr-19

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Electric helicopter creators to receive award

Electric helicopter creators to receive award

AHMEC presents its Annual Achievement Award for innovation in rotary wing flight at its annual Gala fundraiser on Saturday, April 27, from 5 until 10 p.m. This year’s recipients are Dr. Martine Rothblatt, Chairman and CEO of United Therapeutics, and Tier 1 Engineering for their Electric Powered Robinson R44 helicopter. Piloted by Captain Ric Webb… Read more »

Source: American Helicopter Museum, 23-Apr-19

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Indonesian military orders another Super Puma from local production line

Indonesian military orders another Super Puma from local production line

[electronic translation] PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) received an order for a fleet of Super Puma NAS-332 C1 + Helicopters from the Indonesian Ministry of Defense (Kemhan). The contract coincided with the 25 procurement contracts of the Republic of Indonesia Ministry of Defense. The signing of the sale and purchase commitment between PTDI and the Ministry… Read more »

Source: Indonesian Aerospace, 23-Apr-19

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Russian Helicopters plans on ditching western-built engines

Russian Helicopters plans on ditching western-built engines

Russian Helicopters has announced that they plan to locally build engines for all light helicopters, rather than rely on foreign engines. They have sent the technical requirements to United Engine Corporation, for the development of Ka-226 and Ka-62 engines. They do not want to prohibit the supply of western engines, but are focusing on local… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Apr-19

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VIH Aerospace Achieves AS9100D Certification

VIH Aerospace Achieves AS9100D Certification

VIH Aerospace (VIHA), the Manufacturing, Maintenance, Repair, & Overhaul (MMRO) division of VIH Aviation Group is pleased to announcement the receipt of their AS9100 Rev D Quality Management Systems Certification for their North Saanich facility. The internationally recognized AS9100 Rev D Quality Management System enlarges the requirements of ISO 9001 to meet the rigorous demands… Read more »

Source: VIH Aerospace, 18-Apr-19

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Heli-One and Caverton Sign Support Agreement

Heli-One and Caverton Sign Support Agreement

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, and Caverton Helicopters have signed a multi-year maintenance support agreement for a Sikorsky S-76C++. Heli-One will be providing Caverton’s S-76C++ with comprehensive maintenance support covering airframe, components (including dynamics), avionics, rotor blades, rescue equipment and more. Caverton will benefit from Heli-One’s experience and… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 18-Apr-19

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FlightSafety integrates its Mixed Reality and VITAL 1100 Visual Systems

FlightSafety integrates its Mixed Reality and VITAL 1100 Visual Systems

FlightSafety International has developed technology that integrates its Mixed Reality and VITAL 1100 Visual Systems into Cockpit Procedures Trainers. FlightSafety is demonstrating this highly effective and cost efficient approach at the 2019 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit (AAAA) in Nashville, Tennessee. “Integrating FlightSafety’s immersive Mixed Reality capability and VITAL 1100 Visual System will significantly increase… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 18-Apr-19

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H135 final assembly line starts operations

H135 final assembly line starts operations

Airbus Helicopters has expanded its industrial footprint and partnership with China with the opening of the H135 final assembly line in Qingdao. The factory is the first helicopter FAL built by a foreign manufacturer in China, as well as the first H135 FAL outside of Europe. The opening of this FAL follows a cooperation agreement… Read more »

18-Apr-19

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P&WC adds Designated Maintenance Facility in China for AW139 operators

P&WC adds Designated Maintenance Facility in China for AW139 operators

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has appointed Citic Offshore Helicopter Co., Ltd. (COHC) in Shenzhen, China as a Designated Maintenance Facility to maintain PT6C-67C engines for Leonardo AW139 helicopter customers in China. COHC will offer line maintenance and Mobile Repair Team (MRT) services. “Listening to the needs of our… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney, 17-Apr-19

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360-Degree Pilot Visual System Completes First Flight

360-Degree Pilot Visual System Completes First Flight

Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) Pilotage Distributed Aperture Sensor (PDAS) system took flight for the first time aboard the V-280 Valor, Bell Helicopter’s next-generation tiltrotor aircraft in a series of flights over Fort Worth, Texas, in March. PDAS is a multi-functional sensor system that generates high-resolution, 360-degree imagery around the aircraft to enhance situational awareness for… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 17-Apr-19

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Pilot shortage at Nassau County Police unit

Pilot shortage at Nassau County Police unit

Nassau County is currently experiencing a police helicopter pilot shortage. Currently there are only four pilots available for the whole aviation unit. Due to this shortage, Suffolk and the NYPD have had to fill in by sending their helicopter, as the Nassau’s helicopter had no available pilot. Currently there are two pilots in training, one… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Apr-19

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Air Methods closes Rainbow City base in Alabama

Air Methods closes Rainbow City base in Alabama

Fire departments in eastern Alabama are raising concerns after the announcement that Air Methods will no longer be in service at their Rainbow City base. The nearest helicopter is Sylacauga, but fire officials are worried that the chances of a single helicopter being in use already will be high.  Air Methods decided to close their… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Apr-19

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Honeywell T55 Engine Powers New Future Vertical Lift Aircraft

Honeywell T55 Engine Powers New Future Vertical Lift Aircraft

Honeywell’s (NYSE: HON) legendary T55 turboshaft engine has a new home on one of the most advanced rotorcraft flying today. A pair of T55 engines successfully powered a new Future Vertical Lift demonstrator intended to modernize the U.S. Army Aviation branch. The engines lifted the Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT medium-lift demonstrator on its first flight in… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 16-Apr-19

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DRF makes successful start at new Bautzen base

DRF makes successful start at new Bautzen base

[electronic translation] 100 days at the station Bautzen – the DRF Luftrettung takes stock. In the first quarter of 2019, the “Christoph 62”, a state-of-the-art H 145 aircraft, had already been alerted 268 times, with around 20 percent of deployments flying at night. Thanks to the great experience of the DRF Luftrettung and the good… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 16-Apr-19

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Universal Avionics Receives STC for InSight™ Touchscreen Control

Universal Avionics Receives STC for InSight™ Touchscreen Control

Universal Avionics (UA) has received FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the company’s new touchscreen EFIS Control Display Unit (ECDU) for the InSight Display System. Designed for efficiency, the Touch ECDU provides fast, easy access for InSight user control and input. This latest offering further improves the InSight Display System, providing the ultimate in operator… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 16-Apr-19

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DRF Luftrettung buys Northern HeliCopter GmbH

DRF Luftrettung buys Northern HeliCopter GmbH

[electronic translation] The Northern HeliCopter GmbH (NHC), Emden, has a new strong partner at their side: The DRF Foundation Luftrettung gemeinnützige AG (DRF Luftrettung) has taken retroactive to January 1, 2019, the shares of the air rescue company to 100 percent. The independence of the NHC and its service portfolio for the people in the region… Read more »

15-Apr-19

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RUAG STC integrates customized avionics and night vision capabilities

RUAG STC integrates customized avionics and night vision capabilities

Approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the STC is specifically designed to maximize situational awareness for all mission flights, day or night. RUAG integrated the customized avionics package, NVIS and cockpit upgrade STC on two new Airbus Helicopters H125 (formerly AS350), belonging to FOCA and STSB. The original equipment manufacturer (OEM), Airbus Helicopters,… Read more »

Source: RUAG, 15-Apr-19

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Sikorsky Teamsters Win the Ergo Cup

Sikorsky Teamsters Win the Ergo Cup

Members of Teamsters Local 1150 won a competition at the Ergo Cup in New Orleans. The workers are responsible for manufacturing helicopters for Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of the Lockheed Martin Corporation. The Ergo Cup takes place at the Applied Ergonomics Conference, a national convention geared towards showcasing the latest developments in the field of… Read more »

Source: Teamsters, 15-Apr-19

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Era Helicopters Wins 2019 NOIA Safety in Seas Award

Era Helicopters Wins 2019 NOIA Safety in Seas Award

The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) presented Era Group Inc. (NYSE:ERA) (“Era”) with the 2019 NOIA Safety in Seas (SIS) Culture of Safety Award during the association’s annual meeting in Washington, DC. Era is recognized for instituting a robust safety culture that resulted in a drop in the company’s Total Recordable Incident Rate from 1.78… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 15-Apr-19

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Babcock sells their half of Helidax – but was Brexit to blame?

Babcock sells their half of Helidax – but was Brexit to blame?

In January 2008, the French Ministry of Defence launched its first private-public partnership (PPP) under a contract signed with Hélidax. This company has been equally owned by Babcock MCS France and DCI (Défense Conseil International). Babcock acquired their half through the purchase of Avincis, a group of companies which included INAER Helicopter France – which… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Apr-19

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EASA at AERO 2019

EASA at AERO 2019

EASA focuses on a new vision while maintaining its commitment for General Aviation with the GA Roadmap 2.0! This year’s highlights include the launch of the EASA GA Safety Award and a revolutionary new approach to Part-21 In the past years, EASA and the European GA community have relentlessly worked at making General Aviation regulation… Read more »

Source: EASA, 12-Apr-19

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Vertical Flight Society Announces 2019 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2019 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship Recipients

The Vertical Flight Society is pleased to announce its 2019 Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF) scholarship recipients. Scholarships totaling $100,000 are being awarded this year to 28 of the world’s most talented engineering students interested in vertical flight. “As part of our 75th anniversary celebrations, we are delighted to provide a record number of scholarships this… Read more »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 12-Apr-19

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Trump proposes import duties on Airbus helicopters built in EU

Trump proposes import duties on Airbus helicopters built in EU

The US Government has issued a statement proposing new import duties, on the basis of what they believe to be subsidies from the EU to Airbus (as a Group) valued at $11 Billion per year. This figure is subject to an arbitration at the World Trade Organization (WTO), the result of which is expected to… Read more »

11-Apr-19

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Luxaviation Helicopters partners with PhilJets to boost Asia-Pacific rotorcraft charter

Luxaviation Helicopters partners with PhilJets to boost Asia-Pacific rotorcraft charter

Luxaviation Helicopters, part of the Luxaviation Group, is announcing Philippines-based helicopter charter operator PhilJets as the latest member of the Luxaviation Helicopters Charter Alliance. The integration of PhilJets into the Alliance will provide members with VIP helicopter charter access in the Asia-Pacific region. This compliments the Alliance’s existing global capabilities in the US, Europe and… Read more »

Source: Luxaviation, 11-Apr-19

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IBAC Participating in First ICAO Stocktaking Seminar

IBAC Participating in First ICAO Stocktaking Seminar

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) continues its support of the wider use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) within the business aviation sector by participating in the first ICAO Stocktaking Seminar toward the 2050 Vision for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFS2019). This seminar will take place 30 April – 1 May in Montreal and will provide… Read more »

Source: IBAC, 11-Apr-19

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Russian Helicopters presented a mockup of the VRT500

Russian Helicopters presented a mockup of the VRT500

The design bureau VR-Technologies, subsidiary of Rostec’s Russian Helicopters holding company, presented a mockup of the light multi-purpose helicopter VRT500 at the Fuorisalone exhibition (part of the Milan Design Week, held April 8–14). The helicopter model is presented at the exhibition of ItalDesign, which was one of the developer companies of VRT500. Currently specialists of… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 11-Apr-19

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Maverick Helicopters Awarded FAA Diamond Award of Excellence

Maverick Helicopters Awarded FAA Diamond Award of Excellence

Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, recently received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) 2018 Award of Excellence “Diamond Award.” The prestigious honor is a result of the ongoing dedication to maintenance training and aircraft safety. The award is Maverick Helicopters’ eighth consecutive for its Las Vegas and Grand Canyon South Rim locations… Read more »

Source: Maverick Helicopters, 11-Apr-19

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MD Helicopters presents “Excellence Award” to Precision Aviation Group

MD Helicopters presents “Excellence Award” to Precision Aviation Group

Precision Aviation Group (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry, has received the Excellence Award presented by MD Helicopters, Inc. The award signifies PAG’s commitment and approach to serving its global “mission-critical” customer base. The award was presented at the 2019 HAI Heli-Expo in Atlanta, Georgia…. Read more »

Source: PAG, 11-Apr-19

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Vertical Flight Society Announces Individual Recipients of its 75th Annual Awards

Vertical Flight Society Announces Individual Recipients of its 75th Annual Awards

The Vertical Flight Society announced the individual recipients of its prestigious awards program for 2019. Since its establishment in 1944, the Society’s awards program has paid tribute to the outstanding leaders of vertical flight and served as a catalyst for stimulating technological advances. This year’s winners will be recognized at the Grand Awards Banquet on… Read more »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 11-Apr-19

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Honeywell And Volocopter To Research And Develop Navigation Solutions

Honeywell And Volocopter To Research And Develop Navigation Solutions

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Volocopter have signed an agreement to jointly test and develop new navigation and automatic landing systems for Volocopter’s vertical takeoff and landing aircraft as the emerging era of urban air mobility moves closer to delivering a new breed of cleaner, safer and smarter air vehicles. This agreement launches Honeywell’s extensive autonomous… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 10-Apr-19

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RMT union repeats call for public enquiry into helicopter safety

RMT union repeats call for public enquiry into helicopter safety

Offshore union RMT repeats call for public inquiry into helicopter safety on 10th anniversary of Super Puma disaster Offshore union RMT today repeated the call for a full public inquiry into helicopter safety in the North Sea as workers from across the industry mark the anniversary of the Super Puma tragedy that alerted the nation… Read more »

Source: RMT, 10-Apr-19

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WAI Endowment Fund Reaches $1 Million

WAI Endowment Fund Reaches $1 Million

A generous $50,000 gift from The Boeing Company, in addition to several donations from individual WAI members, during the recent 30th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference in Long Beach, California, has helped the organization to reach its goal of $1 million in its Endowment Fund. The fund enables WAI to expand the 2020 scholarship… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation, 10-Apr-19

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Full Flight Simulator upgraded

Full Flight Simulator upgraded

The Full Flight Simulator (FFS) of Airbus Helicopters in Helisim (France) has been upgraded with the latest step 3 Helionix version delivered on new H175 aircraft. In addition to the improved similarity with the aircraft real life situations, this update includes new mission capabilities: • AFCS SAR (Search And Rescue) modes allowing to perform SAR… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 10-Apr-19

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Helibras and Fire Department of Rio de Janeiro sign letter of intent

Helibras and Fire Department of Rio de Janeiro sign letter of intent

Helibras and the Fire Department of the State of Rio de Janeiro today signed a letter of intent to purchase four H125 helicopters. The aircraft will be operated by the Air Operations Group (GOA) for civil defense missions, rescue and aeromedical transportation. Jean-Luc Alfonsi, Helibras Vice President of Business and Services, says that the aircraft… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 10-Apr-19

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Air Methods Celebrates StarCare Base’s 30th Anniversary

Air Methods Celebrates StarCare Base’s 30th Anniversary

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of its StarCare base on April 13 at 1:30 p.m. CT at Silverhawk Aviation in Lincoln. A special reception will be held there to honor the clinicians, crew and other staff who have been a part of the base’s history. StarCare is… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 10-Apr-19

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Vertical Flight Society Announces 2019 Lichten Award Winners

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2019 Lichten Award Winners

The Vertical Flight Society announced the winners of its prestigious Robert L. Lichten technical award. The overall winner will be recognized at the Grand Awards Banquet on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, during the Society’s 75th Annual Forum & Technology Display in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Mr. Benjamin León of Georgia Institute of Technology was selected as… Read more »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 10-Apr-19

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The Mi-171 with the VK-2500-03 engine certified in China

The Mi-171 with the VK-2500-03 engine certified in China

The Civil Aviation Administration of China issued a national type certificate for the Mi-171 helicopter with VK-2500-03 engines. The decision of the Chinese authorities gives Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) an opportunity to supply machines of this type to China. “China has about 20 civilian Mi-8/17 helicopters, and we had previously… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 10-Apr-19

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New Manila Ride-Sharing Flights

New Manila Ride-Sharing Flights

Ascent Urban Air Mobility, a tech start-up, has begun offering ride-sharing via helicopters in Metro Manila. Seats can be booked via their website and can fly anywhere from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, to the central business districts of Makati. INAEC Aviation Corporation will be providing the helicopter services, reports ABS-CBN News.

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Apr-19

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Altitude Air new Helicopter arrives

Altitude Air new Helicopter arrives

A private helicopter operator, Altitude Air has received its brand new H125 (AS350 B3e) series Airbus Helicopter. The helicopter arrived on 3rd April at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) for commercial operation. The chopper manufactured by Airbus Helicopter Company with call sign ‘9N-AMX’ landed day-before yesterday at TIA at around 4 PM. The chopper under command… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 08-Apr-19

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Carlyle Group Completes Purchase of StandardAero

Carlyle Group Completes Purchase of StandardAero

Global investment firm The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) announced that it has closed its purchase of StandardAero from Veritas Capital. StandardAero is a global provider of repair and maintenance services to the aviation industry. “StandardAero has established itself as one of the true leaders in the MRO industry,” said Adam J. Palmer, Managing Director and… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 08-Apr-19

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Elbit Systems Signs Definitive Agreement

Elbit Systems Signs Definitive Agreement

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”), has signed a definitive agreement with Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) (“Harris”) for the acquisition of Harris’ Night Vision business (“Harris Night Vision”) for a purchase price of $350 million. The transaction is… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 08-Apr-19

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Polish Ministry of National Defence signs Agreement for AW101

Polish Ministry of National Defence signs Agreement for AW101

Leonardo, the owner of PZL-Świdnik, the Group’s main industrial pillar in Poland, announced that its UK subsidiary Leonardo MW Ltd has signed an Offset Agreement, valued at approx. 400 mln PLN (90 mln EUR), with the Polish Ministry of National Defence. The signing of the Offset Agreement precedes a contract for the supply of AW101… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 08-Apr-19

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SHOTOVER Launches Ultra-Compact B1 Gyro-Stabilized Camera System

SHOTOVER Launches Ultra-Compact B1 Gyro-Stabilized Camera System

SHOTOVER, a developer of high-performance aerial stabilization platforms, announced today the unveiling of the SHOTOVER B1 camera system at NAB Show in Las Vegas. The system will be showcased on the two-seat, lightweight Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter that is owned by Carbonflight, and managed and operated by Anthelion Helicopters. Designed to meet the needs of… Read more »

Source: SHOTOVER, 08-Apr-19

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Turkish Aerospace will demonstrate T129 at LAAD 2019

Turkish Aerospace will demonstrate T129 at LAAD 2019

Turkish Aerospace Industries will participate in the LAAD / Brazil Defense and Security Exhibition, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro between April 2-5, 2019, as the largest defense industry fair in South America T129 will demonstrate the performance and characteristics of ATAK helicopter. The T129 ATAK helicopter produced by TAI and made its… Read more »

Source: Turkish Aerospace Industries, 08-Apr-19

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AMGH acquiring SevenBar Aviation

AMGH acquiring SevenBar Aviation

Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), a leading air medical transport company, has signed a purchase agreement to acquire Seven Bar Aviation, LLC, a privately-held air medical operator offering fixed and rotor wing services to a broad array of leading healthcare organizations throughout the nation. SevenBar Aviation will closely align with Med-Trans Corporation and the transaction… Read more »

Source: Air Medical Group Holdings, 08-Apr-19

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DRF Luftrettung opens doors for local partners

DRF Luftrettung opens doors for local partners

DRF Luftrettung opened the doors of its headquarters in Filderstadt to guests of local companies and associations from the fields of business, medicine and politics. The event provided an opportunity for those present to take a deeper look at the organization’s charitable work. The partner companies Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA and Autohaus Feuerbacher GmbH… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 08-Apr-19

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Hensoldt launches a flight data recorder for light helicopters

Hensoldt launches a flight data recorder for light helicopters

Hensoldt, the leading independent sensor house, is launching a new flight data recorder, which combines the latest sensor technologies in an extremely compact design so that flight, video and audio data can be recorded. Thanks to its extremely reduced weight, dimensions and energy consumption, it is for the first time possible to equip light aircraft… Read more »

Source: Hensoldt, 08-Apr-19

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HQ Aviation gains approval as RR300 Authorized Service Center

HQ Aviation gains approval as RR300 Authorized Service Center

HQ Aviation, the very successful British helicopter training school and maintenance centre has expanded its list of approvals through its appointment as a Rolls-Royce RR300 Authorized Service Center.  Engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce today at Heli-Expo 2019 officially confirmed HQ Aviation has joined the RR300 Service Center network, which offers global, approved maintenance support to RR300 powered Robinson R66… Read more »

Source: HQ Aviation, 08-Apr-19

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New Director of Maintenance at Sundance Helicopters

New Director of Maintenance at Sundance Helicopters

Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the highest-rated experiential tour company in Las Vegas, has promoted Ricardo Dowdy II as the new Director of Maintenance. In his new role, Dowdy will directly supervise employees in the maintenance, compliance and logistics departments. “Ricardo’s work ethic, maintenance knowledge and leadership skills made this decision to promote him an easy one,”… Read more »

Source: Sundance Helicopters, 05-Apr-19

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AeroBase receives AS9120 Rev B certification

AeroBase receives AS9120 Rev B certification

AeroBase Group, Inc. an aircraft and defense part distributor located in the Melbourne area has recently received a prestigious certification, the AS9120 Rev B. This certification is based on a standard developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and is better known as, “Quality Management Systems – Requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense Distributors”…. Read more »

Source: AeroBase Group, 05-Apr-19

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NHV awarded contract from Premier Oil

NHV awarded contract from Premier Oil

The NHV Group announced a new long-term contract with Premier Oil to provide helicopter services to their North Sea assets. Daily flights with the H175 will depart from NHV’s base in Aberdeen for a period of 5 years. To further optimize its service, NHV will add another brand new H175 to its fleet in Aberdeen…. Read more »

Source: NHV, 05-Apr-19

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VFS Announces 2019 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship Recipients

VFS Announces 2019 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship Recipients

The Vertical Flight Society is pleased to announce its 2019 Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF) scholarship recipients. Scholarships totaling $100,000 are being awarded this year to 28 of the world’s most talented engineering students interested in vertical flight. “As part of our 75th anniversary celebrations, we are delighted to provide a record number of scholarships this… Read more »

Source: VFS, 05-Apr-19

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NHV gains 12th H175

NHV gains 12th H175

The NHV Group today announced that it has taken delivery of its 12th H175 super-medium twin helicopter. The aircraft with registration OY-HVR was added to NHV’s base in Esbjerg, where the company now operates 6 helicopters of the same model in support of its clients’ offshore North Sea Operations. The event underlines the Group’s strategy… Read more »

Source: NHV, 04-Apr-19

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VFS Announces Group Recipients

VFS Announces Group Recipients

The Vertical Flight Society today announced the group recipients of its prestigious awards program for 2019. Since its establishment in 1944, the Society’s awards program has paid tribute to the outstanding leaders of vertical flight and served as a catalyst for stimulating technological advances. This year’s winners will be recognized at the Grand Awards Banquet… Read more »

Source: VFS, 04-Apr-19

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Kaman Receives Bell AH-1Z Blade Skin to Core Award

Kaman Receives Bell AH-1Z Blade Skin to Core Award

Kaman Composites Wichita (KCW) a division of Kaman Aerosystems (Kaman), announced that it has been awarded the manufacture, and supply of composite skin to core assembly structural components for the Bell AH-1Z’s helicopter blades. “This award further exemplifies Bell’s confidence in Kaman Composites Wichita as a leading aerospace composite structures supplier. We are proud that… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 03-Apr-19

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Australian Defence Force Issues Final Acceptance of Kratos Training

Australian Defence Force Issues Final Acceptance of Kratos Training

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that the Australian Defence Force has completed all evaluation testing of Kratos’ CH-47F Chinook Avionics Trainer (CAT). The CAT is part of a $9.4 million contract by Boeing Defence Australia Limited in support of the Australian Defence Force (ADF)… Read more »

Source: Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, 03-Apr-19

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Icelandic Coast Guard upgrades to Airbus H225

Icelandic Coast Guard upgrades to Airbus H225

Airbus Helicopters is supporting the Icelandic Coast Guard (ICG) with the entry into service of two Airbus H225 heavy search and rescue (SAR) helicopters as the first step in a renewal of the agency’s helicopter fleet. The aircraft are replacing two of the ICG’s three existing Airbus AS332L1 Super Pumas, the first of which entered… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Apr-19

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HAI President – Are We Prepared for Change After 70 Years?

HAI President – Are We Prepared for Change After 70 Years?

Helicopter Association International (HAI) has been going strong for 70 years, representing the international helicopter community and its efforts to build a safe, sustainable industry. HAI remains focused on its primary mission: to support our members so they can “keep the rotors turning.” We do this by advocating against overburdensome regulations and legislation, and by… Read more »

Source: HAI, 03-Apr-19

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Airbus and Helibras arrive in Rio for LAAD 2019

Airbus and Helibras arrive in Rio for LAAD 2019

Between 2-5 April, at Riocentro in Rio de Janeiro, Airbus will display key products and technologies from Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters in one of Latin America’s most important trade shows – LAAD Defence & Security. Spanning civil and defense transport aircraft, security and surveillance solutions, as well as space satellite systems, Airbus… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Apr-19

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VFS Awards Announces Individual Recipients

VFS Awards Announces Individual Recipients

The Vertical Flight Society today announced the individual recipients of its prestigious awards program for 2019. Since its establishment in 1944, the Society’s awards program has paid tribute to the outstanding leaders of vertical flight and served as a catalyst for stimulating technological advances. This year’s winners will be recognized at the Grand Awards Banquet… Read more »

Source: VFS, 03-Apr-19

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Airbus becomes first helicopter manufacturer to digitise paper logcards

Airbus becomes first helicopter manufacturer to digitise paper logcards

Airbus Helicopters becomes the first helicopter manufacturer on the market to transform paper-based logcards into easy-to-use digital data. The new Digital LogCard service was announced during HAI Heli-Expo 2019, with the CHC Helicopter’s newest H175 to become the first Airbus helicopter to benefit fully from this new service. The advantages of Digital LogCard are numerous:… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Apr-19

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