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Alpha Aviation Purchases Anchorage Helicopter Tours

Alpha Aviation Purchases Anchorage Helicopter Tours

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

Source: Alpha Aviation, 25-Jun-19

HeliOffshore Helideck Work Group Reports on Top Five Safety Events

HeliOffshore Helideck Work Group Reports on Top Five Safety Events

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

Source: HeliOffshore, 24-Jun-19

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CPI Aero Secures Additional Orders From Sikorsky

CPI Aero Secures Additional Orders From Sikorsky

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

Source: CPI Aerostructures, 24-Jun-19

Recognize The Best of Vertical Aviation

Recognize The Best of Vertical Aviation

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

Source: HAI, 24-Jun-19

Akagera Aviation celebrates a decade of successful operations in Rwanda

Akagera Aviation celebrates a decade of successful operations  in Rwanda

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

Source: Leonardo, 24-Jun-19

Airbus and Safran team-up for greener vertical flight

Airbus and Safran team-up for greener vertical flight

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

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 21-Jun-19

Wiking signs for two AW139s

Wiking signs for two AW139s

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

Source: Leonardo, 21-Jun-19

Japan National Police places order with Bell

Japan National Police places order with Bell

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

Source: Bell, 20-Jun-19

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EASA certifies Safran Arrano 1A engine

EASA certifies Safran Arrano 1A engine

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

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 20-Jun-19

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

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

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

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Jun-19

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Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Appoints President & General Manager

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Appoints President & General Manager

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

Source: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, 20-Jun-19

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Duke Energy picks GPMS Foresight HUMS

Duke Energy picks GPMS Foresight HUMS

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

Source: GPMS, 20-Jun-19

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Italian National Fire Corps orders five more AW139s

Italian National Fire Corps orders five more AW139s

Leonardo announced new signed contracts for five additional AW139s to the Italian National Fire Corps (Vigili del Fuoco, part of Ministry of the Interior), including integrated logistic support and training for crews and technicians. The orders, valued at over €75 million, add to the previously purchased three units, with two already delivered this year. The… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 19-Jun-19

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Safran unveils Add+ engine technological demonstrator

Safran unveils Add+ engine technological demonstrator

Safran introduces Add+, an engine technological demonstrator with 30 % of its components made using additive manufacturing (3D-printed) techniques. The result of a partnership between several Safran companies, Add+ will enable 3D-printed parts to be used in Group production engines. Development started in early 2018 and assembly is now in progress. The demonstrator will be… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 19-Jun-19

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FAA approves Astronautics EFI on Leonardo AW109 and AW119

FAA approves Astronautics EFI on Leonardo AW109 and AW119

Astronautics Corporation of America’s AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI) has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for A109/119 helicopters. Customer shipments, available through Astronautics’ authorized dealer network, have begun. STCs from the European Aviation Safety Agency and from the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil) for… Read more »

Source: Astronics, 19-Jun-19

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UK Government praises Air Ambulance charities

UK Government praises Air Ambulance charities

A reception held by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Air Ambulances (APPGAA) took place on the House of Commons Terrace, Westminster on 10 June 2019. The event, hosted by Chairman of the APPGAA Robert Courts MP, gave members of both Houses of Parliament the opportunity to meet with representatives from air ambulance charities and ambulance… Read more »

Source: Association of Air Ambulance, 19-Jun-19

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AeroVironment buys VTOL UAS Developer Pulse Aerospace

AeroVironment buys VTOL UAS Developer Pulse Aerospace

AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, today announced it has acquired Pulse Aerospace, LLC, a developer and supplier of small VTOL UAS, for $25.7 million in cash, including milestone-based earn-out payments of $5 million. AeroVironment financed the transaction entirely from available cash on… Read more »

Source: AeroVironment, 19-Jun-19

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Airbus Helicopters supports modernisation of training centre in Ukraine

Airbus Helicopters supports modernisation of training centre in Ukraine

Airbus Helicopters has accelerated the set-up of new pilot and technician training capabilities in Ukraine. The company will be delivering an H225 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) that will be based in Krementchuk, as well as delivering the first two H125 for pilot training purposes by the end of December 2019. “We are very proud to announce that we are… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 19-Jun-19

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First ground run of Tech TP turboprop demonstrator by Safra

First ground run of Tech TP turboprop demonstrator by Safra

Safran Helicopter Engines has made the first ground run of its Tech TP, a turboprop technological demonstrator based on an Ardiden 3 turboshaft and developed as part of the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The test took place at Safran Helicopter Engines’ facility in Tarnos (France), on 12 June 2019. More than 20… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 18-Jun-19

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Donaldson celebrates international sales growth

Donaldson celebrates international sales growth

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense (Booth Hall B2 E106), a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), experienced 55 percent international growth in the past year thanks to multiple new approvals for its engine-life saving Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF). Approved in more than 140 countries on 35 popular helicopter models, the Donaldson IBF provides critical engine… Read more »

Source: Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, 18-Jun-19

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Russian Helicopters demonstrates Ansat’s satellite communication system

Russian Helicopters demonstrates Ansat’s satellite communication system

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) presented the light multi-purpose Ansat helicopter equipped with the new Mku30 satellite communication system at the 53th International Paris Air Show 2019. “The Holding Company actively develops the introduction of modern satellite communication systems for helicopters. We entered into an agreement with the MOST-satellite systems company… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 18-Jun-19

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Rostec to show Ansat at Paris Air Show 2019

Rostec to show Ansat at Paris Air Show 2019

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) will present the multi-purpose Ansat helicopters for the first time in Europe at the 53th International Paris Air Show, held in the French capital during June 17-23. Ansat will be shown in both its medical and VIP transport variants. Ansat helicopters manufactured by the Kazan Helicopter… Read more »

Source: Rostec State Corporation, 17-Jun-19

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SH09 third prototype flies higher and faster in Sicily

SH09 third prototype flies higher and faster in Sicily

In March 2019, Kopter transferred its third prototype (P3) together with a team composed of 20 flight test engineers, pilots and mechanics to Sicily to set up an additional flight test base in Pozzallo. Pozzallo provides the perfect operational conditions to conduct the SH09 intensive flight test campaign needed in the frame of certification. It… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 17-Jun-19

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Experts spell out actions for safety excellence

Experts spell out actions for safety excellence

In a new video report from the recent 2019 HeliOffshore Conference & AGM, industry stakeholders and experts spelt out what actions need to be taken to achieve safety excellence in those areas with the most potential to save lives. Plans were discussed to ensure that the right resources are available to support these actions being… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 17-Jun-19

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Dallas Airmotive joins MRO Insider’s Network of Maintenance Providers

Dallas Airmotive joins MRO Insider’s Network of Maintenance Providers

Aviation maintenance quoting website MRO Insider has announced the addition of Dallas Airmotive to their list of subscribed marketplace facilities. Dallas Airmotive is the company’s second international MRO, with facility locations in North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Andy Nixon, Co-founder and VP of Sales commented, “Adding Dallas Airmotive to our network allows… Read more »

Source: Dallas Airmotive, 17-Jun-19

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Sundance Helicopters Partners with Hillsboro Heli Academy

Sundance Helicopters Partners with Hillsboro Heli Academy

The Sundance Helicopters SkyPath Pilot Program has partnered with Hillsboro Heli Academy in Troutdale, Oregon, to bring the helicopter pilot development program to the academy’s helicopter pilot students. The SkyPath program provides career guidance and mentoring for future professional aviators and also ensures a consistent, efficient, and effective pipeline for Sundance Helicopters and industry partners… Read more »

Source: Sundance Helicopters, 14-Jun-19

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Devon Air Ambulance pilot elected to prestigious flight safety post

Devon Air Ambulance pilot elected to prestigious flight safety post

Safety is foremost in the thoughts of any organisation that works in the aviation world, and at the heart of it is the UK Flight Safety Committee. The UKFSC meets six times a year in various locations across southern England. Captain Rob Mackie, Safety Manager for Devon Air Ambulance, has been attending these meetings for… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 14-Jun-19

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Speakers for 10th Anniversary Aeromedical Conference

Speakers for 10th Anniversary Aeromedical Conference

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance’s (EHAAT) 10th annual Aeromedical Conference will hear from two keynote speakers this year. This FREE event, which takes place on Wednesday 26th June at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford, will bring together delegates from across the UK and Europe to consider this year’s theme of ‘Reflect, Learn, Innovate’. It is… Read more »

Source: EHAAT, 14-Jun-19

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EU wide rules on drones published

EU wide rules on drones published

On 11 June 2019 common European rules on drones, Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/945 & Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947, have been published to ensure drone operations across Europe are safe and secure. The rules will amongst others help to protect the safety and the privacy of EU citizens while enabling the free circulation of… Read more »

Source: EASA, 14-Jun-19

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VIKING secures offshore helicopter PPE contract

VIKING secures offshore helicopter PPE contract

Global safety products manufacturer and service provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has won a contract to supply CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, with personal protective equipment (PPE) and servicing for approximately 16,000 passengers annually flying to and from the company’s platforms in the North Sea. VIKING has already begun providing helicopter… Read more »

Source: VIKING, 14-Jun-19

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HeliOffshore Appoints New Communications Director

HeliOffshore Appoints New Communications Director

Louise Nicolson will be joining HeliOffshore as communications director from 1st September. She will take over from Charles Alcock, who is leaving the organisation to pursue a new opportunity with the news media. Based in London, Louise has more than twenty years’ experience in journalism, public relations, employee engagement and corporate reporting. This includes extensive… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 14-Jun-19

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30 years of Christoph 51 in service

30 years of Christoph 51 in service

30 years ago, the DRF Luftrettung at the airport Stuttgart “Christoph 51” in service. The state-of-the-art machine has since provided more than 24,300 jobs and is an indispensable component of emergency medical care in Baden-Württemberg. Since 2009, the helicopter is stationed at the airfield Pattonville. “‘Christoph 51’ is the intensive care helicopter in Baden-Württemberg, which… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 13-Jun-19

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Airbus to mark 50 years of pioneering achievements at Paris Air Show 2019

Airbus to mark 50 years of pioneering achievements at Paris Air Show 2019

At the Paris Air Show 2019, Le Bourget, Airbus SE will present a broad portfolio of innovative products, technologies and services which meet the aerospace industry’s requirements for today and into the future. This year Paris is also the stage to celebrate Airbus’ 50 years of pioneering progress which created a string of world aerospace… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Jun-19

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Workhorse Group Secures Financing

Workhorse Group Secures Financing

Workhorse Group Inc. (NASDAQ:WKHS) (“Workhorse” or “the Company”), an American technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective electric-mobility solutions to the transportation sector, has entered into subscription agreements for a private offering with a group of institutional investors, resulting in gross proceeds to the Company of $25 million. Under the terms of the agreements,… Read more »

Source: Workhorse Group, 13-Jun-19

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VFS Expands Support to eVTOL

VFS Expands Support to eVTOL

The Vertical Flight Society, the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, today announced several initiatives that expand its support to the growing field of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aviation. This expansion includes new personnel, eVTOL workshops and partnerships, and eVTOL educational resources. Electric/hybrid-electric propulsion enables new vertical flight aircraft configurations… Read more »

Source: Vertical Flight Society, 13-Jun-19

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Specialist Aviation Services welcomes new CEO

Specialist Aviation Services welcomes new CEO

We are very pleased to welcome our new Chief Executive Officer, Luke Farajallah. Luke joins us from the airline Flybe where he was Group COO & Accountable Manager. Prior to joining Flybe Luke held executive positions in several high profile aviation companies including British Airways, easyJet, Wizzair, and in the Rotary sector Luke was the… Read more »

Source: Specialist Aviation Services, 13-Jun-19

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Nakanihon Air Service takes delivery of 20th H135

Nakanihon Air Service takes delivery of 20th H135

Airbus Helicopters has delivered Nakanihon Air Service’s 20th H135, at an entry-into-service ceremony held today at the operator’s hangar in Aichi Prefecture. This new light-twin helicopter will join Nakanihon Air Service’s growing fleet of H135s to support emergency medical service (EMS) missions throughout the country. One of the largest aircraft operators in Japan, Nakanihon operates… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 12-Jun-19

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Air Methods Added to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama’s Air Ambulance Network

Air Methods Added to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama’s Air Ambulance Network

Air Methods is announcing it has joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama’s commercial provider networks. The agreement provides Blue Cross members with in-network access to medically necessary air transport services from Air Methods at agreed-upon rates. It also prevents members from being balance-billed for charges beyond those contracted rates. Blue Cross began offering… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 12-Jun-19

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GHS announces Red Cross contract in Nigeria

GHS announces Red Cross contract in Nigeria

Global Helicopter Service (GHS) is excited about being awarded a unique helicopter service contract by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to provide passenger and cargo flights for ICRC personnel in the North Eastern State of Borno in Nigeria. The contract commenced in March 2019 and includes standby services utilizing the Bell 412… Read more »

Source: Global Helicopter Service, 12-Jun-19

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Quark Expeditions new ship has two helipads and two helicopters

Quark Expeditions new ship has two helipads and two helicopters

Quark Expeditions®, the leader in polar adventures operating exclusively in the Arctic and Antarctica, announced the name of their new polar expedition ship scheduled to set sail late in 2020. The technologically-advanced vessel will be named Ultramarine. The highly-anticipated new ship takes its name from the precious colour of the same name: ultramarine, which means… Read more »

Source: Quark Expeditions, 12-Jun-19

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Pacific Heliport Services Receives Provincial Grant

Pacific Heliport Services Receives Provincial Grant

Vancouver’s downtown waterfront heliport has been granted $1.3 million in funding from the Province of British Columbia’s B.C. Air Access Program and is subject to customary negotiation and contractual execution. Each year, the program announces grants that fund up to 75% of the cost for approved airport infrastructure upgrades that maximize safety and convenience for… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 11-Jun-19

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Deloitte launches eVTOL market report

Deloitte launches eVTOL market report

A new class of vehicle is emerging that could turn dreams of “flying cars” into reality. Electric or hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles—known as “eVTOLs”—have the potential to revolutionize the future of human and cargo mobility. A new Deloitte Global report, “Change is in the air – The elevated future of mobility,” analyzes the… Read more »

Source: Deloitte, 11-Jun-19

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PHI Provides Update on Bankruptcy Proceedings

PHI Provides Update on Bankruptcy Proceedings

PHI, Inc. announced an update in the Company’s Chapter 11 court proceedings, underscoring the positive momentum that the Company has achieved and further executing on the path towards emergence. Following a successful mediation with Judge David R. Jones, a current sitting judge in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, PHI… Read more »

Source: PHI, 11-Jun-19

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DRF updates Christoph Thüringen to Airbus H145

DRF updates Christoph Thüringen to Airbus H145

The most modern helicopter, which is currently used in the civil air rescue, now flies in Bad Berka: Since yesterday, a H 145 launches as the new ”    “. The intensive care helicopter is the only one in Thuringia that can be alerted around the clock. The H 145 represents a generation change in the air… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 11-Jun-19

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Honeywell and Vertical Aerospace sign MoU

Honeywell and Vertical Aerospace sign MoU

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Vertical Aerospace have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to address the technical, regulatory and business challenges of the emerging urban air mobility segment. The companies plan to integrate Honeywell avionics, navigation, fly-by-wire and other products and advanced technologies that leverage the company’s technologies into future Vertical Aerospace vehicles for use… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 11-Jun-19

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Volocopter publishes white paper on urban air mobility

Volocopter publishes white paper on urban air mobility

Volocopter published „Pioneering the Urban Air Taxi Revolution” a white paper authored by Jan-Hendrik Boelens, CTO of Volocopter. The paper discusses current challenges associated with developing, certifying and launching air taxis in the megacities of the world and aims to offer solutions to those challenges. Primarily, the paper focuses on the topics safety & certification,… Read more »

Source: Volocopter, 11-Jun-19

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CHC and SCSI Partner to Offer Operators a Chance to Earn Spot in Certificate Program

CHC and SCSI Partner to Offer Operators a Chance to Earn Spot in Certificate Program

CHC Helicopter has continued its long-standing partnership with the Southern California Safety Institute (SCSI) as part of CHC’s 15th annual Safety & Quality Summit, which will be held October 1-3, 2019 at the Omni Dallas Hotel. Operators in attendance will have the opportunity to register to win a random drawing that will allow them to… Read more »

Source: CHC, 11-Jun-19

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Sikorsky Flies Black Hawk with Optionally Piloted Vehicle Technology

Sikorsky Flies Black Hawk with Optionally Piloted Vehicle Technology

A technology kit developed by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), was used for the first time to operate a Black Hawk helicopter with full-authority, fly-by-wire flight controls. The May 29 flight marked the official start to the flight test program for the soon-to-be optionally piloted aircraft. Follow-on flight testing aims to include envelope… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 11-Jun-19

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Uber launches Manhattan-JFK flights

Uber launches Manhattan-JFK flights

Uber has launched their new one-way flight from Manhattan to JFK to their Platinum and Diamond members. The flight, costing around $225, includes private transportation to and from the helicopter landing areas as well. The trip by road can often take up to an hour, but with Uber Copter, the trip is an average of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Jun-19

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Bristol Royal Infirmary opens fire-fighting system on rooftop helipad

Bristol Royal Infirmary opens fire-fighting system on rooftop helipad

Bristol Royal Infirmary has announced that a new Deck Integrated Fire Fighting System (DIFFS) is now fully operational on its rooftop helipad and has received a cheque worth £574,023.95 from the HELP Appeal – the only charity in the country dedicated to funding hospital helipads – to cover its entire cost. The HELP Appeal pledged… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 07-Jun-19

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Bell and National Airways mark 30 years in South Africa

Bell and National Airways mark 30 years in South Africa

This year marks a special anniversary for both Bell and Bell Independent Representative, National Airways Corporation (NAC). Thirty years ago, in 1989, we teamed up to offer helicopter solutions to go above and beyond flight in the southern part of Africa. One of the most prominent markets on the African continent is South Africa. With… Read more »

Source: Bell, 07-Jun-19

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Norway – New EMS base planned at Harstad

Norway – New EMS base planned at Harstad

It will be too expensive to build a temporary ambulance helicopter base at Trøsen in Skånland as planned. The air ambulance service HF therefore wants to rent premises at Heli-Team AS in Harstad instead. Temporary base will house crew and helicopter until a new permanent base for Sør-Toms and northern Nordland is in place in… Read more »

Source: Luft Ambulanse, 07-Jun-19

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Airbus, Bell, Guimbal and Robinson all represented at Heli UK Expo

The upcoming Heli UK Expo event at Wycombe Air Park on 13-15 June will feature four manufacturers. Airbus Helicopters UK will be bringing an H130, Bell’s representatives HelixAv have two 505s and a 407 and HeliGroup will show a G2 Cabri from French manufacturer Guimbal. Robinson have three distributors based in the UK, and all… Read more »

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Helicopter accident in Porjus

Helicopter accident in Porjus

A helicopter has been involved in an accident close to Porjus in northern Sweden earlier today. There were two people on board at the time of the accident and both could walk away by themselves from the accident. They were transported by ambulance helicopter to the hospital in Gällivare for check up. The Swedish Accident… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 05-Jun-19

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American Express Gifting Members with BLADE gift cards

American Express Gifting Members with BLADE gift cards

American Express has been giving out gifts to select cardholders of The Platinum Card. Gifts have ranged from Amazon Echos to gift cards from Tiffany & Co, with the latest gift being gift cards for BLADE helicopter rides. The gift cards are up to $295, and at $195 a ride, they will have enough for… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Jun-19

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Airbus Delivers an H125 to Forest Leasing & Management

Airbus Delivers an H125 to Forest Leasing & Management

The newly delivered H125 will support a variety of utility missions including firefighting, diamond drill support, powerline maintenance, wildlife services, airborne geophysics (bird towing) and precision aerial construction.

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Jun-19

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Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Receives Certification for High-Altitude Operations

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Receives Certification for High-Altitude Operations

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced Type Certification for performance information expansion at up to 22,500 feet density altitude, setting the bar for high altitude operations for aircraft in its class. “The Bell 505 is the most advanced short light single helicopter in the world, and we are proud to bring more… Read more »

Source: Bell, 05-Jun-19

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Quicksilver Group and Nautilus Aviation announce partnership

Quicksilver Group and Nautilus Aviation announce partnership

The Quicksilver Group and Nautilus Aviation are delighted to announce the commencement of a new partnership to provide helicopter services for the Quicksilver Group’s reef operations. The partnership with Nautilus Aviation will showcase the Great Barrier Reef from a different perspective with helicopters to provide daily services to the Quicksilver Agincourt Reef outer reef platforms, Great… Read more »

Source: The Quicksilver Group, 05-Jun-19

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Bristow Secures Contract with BP plc

Bristow Secures Contract with BP plc

Bristow Group Inc. (OTC:BRSWQ) announced a new contract with BP plc, to support its North Sea operations. The contract, with a five year primary term, commenced on May 13, 2019. Bristow will deliver a fully integrated aviation solution to BP plc from bases in Aberdeen and Sumburgh. New pilot and crew positions are being created, with… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 04-Jun-19

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Wheels Up partners with HeliFlite

Wheels Up partners with HeliFlite

Kenny Dichter, Founder and CEO of Wheels Up, the revolutionary membership-based private aviation company and Kurt Carlson, CEO of HeliFlite, a full-service helicopter operator offering on-demand charter, have jointly announced a partnership providing Wheels Up members access to HeliFlite’s fleet of Bell 430 and Sikorsky S-76 executive-class helicopters for transfers between Manhattan and Tri-state area airports, effective… Read more »

Source: HeliFlite, 04-Jun-19

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Metro Aviation Completion Center receives EASA approval

Metro Aviation Completion Center receives EASA approval

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a U.S. Approval Certificate to Metro Aviation as a Part-145 maintenance organization. EASA is responsible for the certification of aircraft in the European Union (EU) and for some European non-EU countries. “With the addition of this rating, we will be able to better support repair approval… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 04-Jun-19

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Nominations Now Open for HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards

Nominations Now Open for HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards

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

Source: HAI, 04-Jun-19

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Heliflite secures XTI Trifan 600 VTOL distributorship

Heliflite secures XTI Trifan 600 VTOL distributorship

XTI Aircraft Company (XTI) announced it has entered into a sales and services agreement with Heliflite, one of the leading aircraft distributors in Australasia. “This is a major development for XTI,” said XTI Chief Executive Officer Robert LaBelle. “We’re pleased to be working with Heliflite on an exclusive basis in this part of the world…. Read more »

Source: Heliflite, 04-Jun-19

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EASA STC for DART’s R66 Emergency Float System

EASA STC for DART’s R66 Emergency Float System

Recently, DART received a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification on its R66 Emergency Float System. This float system, designed and manufactured by DART, is an aftermarket retrofit option available for R66 operators that allows the aircraft to safely perform over-water operations. The system can be easily retrofitted on the R66 aircraft and is designed… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 04-Jun-19

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Airbus Celebrates 35th Anniversary in Canada

Airbus Celebrates 35th Anniversary in Canada

With 200 customers operating over 700 aircraft, Airbus Helicopters Canada is marking 35 years of providing quality customer service and technology to the Canadian helicopter industry. Over the past 35 years, Airbus Helicopters has supported regional and national law enforcement agencies, emergency medical services, utility operators, government and corporate customers to supply, operate and maintain… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 04-Jun-19

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Sundance Helicopters named “Best Helicopter Tour”

Sundance Helicopters named “Best Helicopter Tour”

Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the most experienced and highest-rated tour company in Las Vegas, has been named winner of USA Today’s “Best Helicopter Tour” during the 10Best reader’s poll. Nominees are chosen by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY; editors from 10Best.com; relevant expert contributors; and sources for… Read more »

Source: Sundance Helicopters, 04-Jun-19

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GTN 650/750 Series with more features

GTN 650/750 Series with more features

We have incorporated new enhancements and features to our GTN 650/750 series touchscreen navigators. With the latest software update and a compatible ADS-B In receiver, pilots can now view new FIS-B weather products on the GTN. Also, when the GTN 650/750 is paired with a G3X Touch flight display in experimental/amateur-built aircraft, pilots now have… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 03-Jun-19

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Malaysia becomes regional simulation hub with AS365 and H225 FFS

Malaysia becomes regional simulation hub with AS365 and H225 FFS

In the frame of the new Airbus Helicopters South East Asia Pacific (SEAP) regional set-up, the AS365 and H225 Full Flight Simulators (FFS), now both located in Airbus Helicopters Simulation Center (AHSC) Kuala Lumpur facilities, were successfully re-qualified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Both are qualified as dual FFS Level B / FTD… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Jun-19

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P3 Prototype continues test flights in Sicily

P3 Prototype continues test flights in Sicily

P3 has been flying in Pozzallo, Sicily, since March and has completed its first block of flight tests. An average flying rate of 9 flights per week has been achieved with P3, which is already going successfully through its first scheduled inspection without any major findings. The performed flights, which involved a series of manoeuvres… Read more »

Source: Marenco, 03-Jun-19

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Transnet National Ports Authority to add marine pilot base in Cape Town

Transnet National Ports Authority to add marine pilot base in Cape Town

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has taken the decision to introduce a helicopter service at its Port of Cape Town to transfer marine pilots onto and off visiting vessels. This would make the port one of three within the South African port landlord’s complementary port system that offer the service, the others being Durban and… Read more »

Source: Transnet, 03-Jun-19

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South African doctor learns from Great North Air Ambulance in UK

South African doctor learns from Great North Air Ambulance in UK

Techniques and equipment developed by the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) are being adopted by South African doctors to benefit patients on the other side of the world. The GNAAS team hosted Neville Vlok, chief medical officer at HALO air ambulance, based near Johannesburg, who visited the UK on a fact-finding mission. Dr Vlok,… Read more »

Source: Great North Air Ambulance, 03-Jun-19

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Airbus becomes first manufacturer to digitise paper logcards

Airbus becomes first 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 https://keycopter.airbus.com/en/-/new-digital-logcard-service 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… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Jun-19

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UEC Logistics Support Center in Vietnam Repaired Five Helicopter Engines

UEC Logistics Support Center in Vietnam Repaired Five Helicopter Engines

The Center for Integrated Logistics Support for the UEC in Vietnam repaired five helicopter engines. The new center, certified this year by the aeronautical authorities of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is equipped with all the necessary equipment, spare parts and assembly units for repairing engines developed by UEC-Klimov. The intermediate level maintenance and repair… Read more »

Source: Rostec State Corporation, 03-Jun-19

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Airbus and Hungarian Government to establish manufacturing site in Gyula

Airbus and Hungarian Government to establish manufacturing site in Gyula

Airbus Helicopters and the Hungarian Government have selected the town of Gyula in the Békés County as the site for a new aerospace enterprise in Hungary. Gyula is located in the country’s eastern part. The new installation will be built up from scratch and will be the core of an emerging Hungarian aeronautics cluster. This… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Jun-19

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RCAF to receive another Hoist Mission Training System

RCAF to receive another Hoist Mission Training System

Bluedrop Performance Learning (“Bluedrop”) (TSX-V: BPLI) and its subsidiary Bluedrop Training & Simulation are pleased to announce that it will deliver another Hoist Mission Training System (HMTS) to the Royal Canadian Air Force 19 Wing Comox in addition to a similar CH-148 Cyclone simulator delivered to 12 Wing Shearwater in July 2018. The immersive virtual… Read more »

Source: Bluedrop Training & Simulation, 29-May-19

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