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Norway lands scheduled flight using Remote Tower technology

Norway lands scheduled flight using Remote Tower technology

The Remote Towers project in Norway is a collaboration between the airport and air navigation service provider Avinor and the technology companies Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace and Indra. -After many years of planning, developing and testing it is a pleasure to announce that the new technology has been successfully used within a regular commercial air… Read more »

Source: Avinor, 28-Oct-19

NHV gains a UK Air Operator Certificate

NHV gains a UK Air Operator Certificate

NHV Group, a leading provider of B2B helicopter services, today announced that it has gained an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). With this AOC, NHV again confirms its intention to strengthen its position in the UK offshore helicopter segment. The Group has currently inducted 7 aircraft under its UK… Read more »

Source: NHV, 28-Oct-19

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Babcock MCS Offshore report £2.8M loss

Babcock MCS Offshore report £2.8M loss

In accounts posted to Companies House, Babcock Mission Critical Services Offshore reported a pre-tax loss of £2.8million for the period ending March 31, compared to a profit of £4.3m the previous year. See Full Story. 

Source: Energy Voice, 28-Oct-19

Airbus considers giving up factory in Romania

Airbus considers giving up factory in Romania

Romaniaʼs government moved to ease Airbus Helicopters concens and signed a cooperation and support agreement, just a day after a senior official said the company is considering relocating its Brasov-based plant, outgoing Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă said on Friday. See Full Story.

Source: Budapest Business Journal, 28-Oct-19

Sikorsky S-76D™ Proving Value In Guyana Off-Shore Operations

Sikorsky S-76D™ Proving Value In Guyana Off-Shore Operations

National Helicopter Services Ltd. (NHSL), a leading Sikorsky S-76® helicopter operator, is expanding operations with its first two S-76D™ aircraft in Guyana, a continuation of the significant growth of Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin in Latin America. NHSL has operated Sikorsky helicopters for nearly 40 years, providing offshore transport services to the oil-and-gas sector and other… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 28-Oct-19

Osaka Municipal Fire Department enhances operations with H155

Osaka Municipal Fire Department enhances operations with H155

Japan’s second largest fire department, the Osaka Municipal Fire Department (OMFD), has placed an order for one H155 helicopter for firefighting and rescue missions. Equipped with emergency medical service equipment, floodlighting and a helicopter video transmission system, this new addition will join the operator’s existing fleet in serving the entire Osaka prefecture, with a population… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Oct-19

VFS Selects Army Senior Scientist for Prestigious Nikolsky Lectureship

VFS Selects Army Senior Scientist for Prestigious Nikolsky Lectureship

The Vertical Flight Society, the world’s leading professional society dedicated to advancing vertical flight, announced today that US Army Senior Scientist Dr. Mark B. Tischler has been selected for the prestigious 2020 Alexander A. Nikolsky Honorary Lectureship. The Lectureship is awarded to “an individual who has a highly distinguished career in vertical flight aircraft research… Read more »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 28-Oct-19

Aerial Firefighters Note Reduced Activity

Aerial Firefighters Note Reduced Activity

The US aerial firefighting industry has experienced one of its slowest fire seasons to date with significant reductions in flight-hours compared to recent years. Nonetheless, a number of operators have seen a ramp-up in activity due to a spike in fire events since September, with major fires in Southern California and Colorado. For example, three… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 28-Oct-19

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ARCH Air Medical Sparta Base to Carry Blood and Plasma

ARCH Air Medical Sparta Base to Carry Blood and Plasma

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, announced today that its ARCH Air Medical base in Sparta (ARCH 4) will carry blood and plasma on its missions to support improved outcomes for patients involved in traumatic injuries or other conditions that require transfusions. Air Methods has continuously worked to increase the number of aircraft… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 25-Oct-19

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Thales complete Airbus H145 Full Flight Simulator for Helisim Training Center

Thales complete Airbus H145 Full Flight Simulator for Helisim Training Center

Thales has completed the production of a new H145 Level D Full Flight Simulator that will be installed in the Helisim Simulation Center now under construction at the headquarters of Airbus Helicopters Inc. in Grand Prairie, Texas. Upon completion of factory acceptance testing, the simulator is now going to be disassembled for shipment to Texas…. Read more »

Source: Thales, 25-Oct-19

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Dubai Airshow details helicopter companies exhibiting

Dubai Airshow details helicopter companies exhibiting

The Dubai Airshow, the largest aerospace event in the Middle East, will bring together key players from all aspects of the aerospace industry, including the world’s leading helicopter companies. When the show opens on 17 November 2019, trade attendees can expect to see offerings from this year’s platinum event sponsor, the Helicopter Company, alongside Bell,… Read more »

25-Oct-19

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H125 joins the Coptersafety fleet

H125 joins the Coptersafety fleet

Coptersafety, a fast-growing independent flight training service provider, is taking one of the world’s first H125 level D full-flight helicopter simulators for commercial use. The Finnish Civil Aviation Authority has granted the simulator the EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) level D certification. Level D is the highest level of full flight simulator qualifications available. “H125/AS350… Read more »

Source: Coptersafety, 25-Oct-19

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ST Engineering to support German NH90 fleet

ST Engineering to support German NH90 fleet

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) announced that its Aerospace and Electronics sectors have secured new contracts with a combined value of about $1.8b for the third quarter (3Q) of 2019. Contracts by the Aerospace sector worth about $1.0b The Aerospace sector secured various contracts amounting to $1.0b across its spectrum of aviation manufacturing and… Read more »

Source: ST Engineering, 24-Oct-19

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Weather Cannot Hide From Honeywell’s New Advanced Radar System

Weather Cannot Hide From Honeywell’s New Advanced Radar System

With the all-new Honeywell (NYSE: HON) IntuVue® RDR-7000 Weather Radar System, bad weather doesn’t have to be bad news for pilots or passengers. The latest, most advanced addition to the IntuVue family expands Honeywell’s advanced weather radar capabilities to more aircraft, helping pilots safely navigate inclement weather, keep passengers comfortable and get them to their destinations on… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 24-Oct-19

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AAMS Announces Selection of New CEO

AAMS Announces Selection of New CEO

The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Cameron Curtis to lead the AAMS organization and Medevac Foundation International. Cameron will not assume the leadership role until January 2020 but will attend the upcoming AAMS AMTC Conference in Atlanta, November 4-6, 2019. As chairman of the AAMS board and… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 24-Oct-19

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Civil helicopter market presence grows in South Africa

Civil helicopter market presence grows in South Africa

Leonardo announced today the signing of a Distributorship Agreement with Absolute Aviation Group in South Africa for the civil and commercial market. The Agreement, which has the potential to be extended to other Southern African nations in the future, includes the AW119Kx single engine, the AW109 GrandNew and AW109 Trekker light twins, the AW169 light… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 24-Oct-19

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Air Methods Announces In-Network Agreement with Florida Blue

Air Methods Announces In-Network Agreement with Florida Blue

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, today announced that it has expanded its partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield to provide its Florida Blue plan members with Air Methods’ critical care in the air services at discounted in-network rates. “This expansion of our agreement with Florida Blue will significantly expand the number… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 24-Oct-19

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ACJ and ACH highlight corporate jets and helicopters at NBAA 2019

ACJ and ACH highlight corporate jets and helicopters at NBAA 2019

Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) and Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) are jointly exhibiting an ACJ319 and ACH145 at the NBAA show[1], giving potential customers the chance to appreciate their benefits at first hand. ACJ and ACH are part of the only manufacturer to offer both corporate jets and helicopters, which are marketed as Business Aviation by… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 24-Oct-19

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Christoph 51 has been used more than 25,000 times in 30 years

Christoph 51 has been used more than 25,000 times in 30 years

At the beginning of October this year, the state-of-the-art EC 145 helicopter, based at Pattonville Airport, made its 25,000. Commitment. For more than 30 years, DRF Luftrettung has been an indispensable part of emergency medical care in Baden-Württemberg. The anniversary was today celebrated as part of a ceremony with invited guests. Dr. Peter Huber, CEO… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 24-Oct-19

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Kopter Group and Korea Aerospace Industries enter into cooperation

Kopter Group and Korea Aerospace Industries enter into cooperation

At the occasion of ADEX 2019 held in Seoul, South Korea, Kopter Group AG (Kopter) and Korea Aerospace Industries, LTD. (KAI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding, paving the way for a close cooperation between the two companies. This framework officially launches the start of a collaboration between Kopter and KAI around local assembly, production, customization… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 22-Oct-19

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Airbus H125 helicopters enter Austrian Ministry of Interior service

Airbus H125 helicopters enter Austrian Ministry of Interior service

Austria’s Ministry of the Interior (BMI) has formally introduced into service two Airbus H125 helicopters extensively equipped for law enforcement and rescue missions. The aircraft join BMI’s existing fleets of Airbus H135 and AS350 helicopters and will operate from Innsbruck and Salzburg on behalf of the Tyrolean Government in the Tyrol and other mountainous areas… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-Oct-19

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ForeFlight Announces Launch of Dispatch

ForeFlight Announces Launch of Dispatch

Boeing (NYSE:BA) announced the launch of ForeFlight Dispatch, a team flight planning component of its web application that delivers a next-generation, multi-user, schedule-to-mobile flight planning capability for flight operations of any size. With Dispatch, flight plans are created by pilots, dispatchers, or automatically via integrated scheduling systems to generate “cleared-as-filed” routes, briefings, and operational flight… Read more »

Source: ForeFlight, 22-Oct-19

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DRF to upgrade Airbus H145 fleet to five-blade rotorhead

DRF to upgrade Airbus H145 fleet to five-blade rotorhead

From the fourth quarter of 2020, DRF Luftrettung will modify its H 145 helicopters from four to five rotor blades. As soon as the approval procedure at Airbus Helicopters has been completed, the so-called SB Retrofit Kits will be delivered to the air rescue operator. In addition to DRF Luftrettung’s patients, third-party customers will also… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 22-Oct-19

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DART Aerospace acquires key product lines and brand trademark

DART Aerospace acquires key product lines and brand trademark

DART Aerospace (“DART”) is pleased to announce that it has recently acquired key product lines from Canadian helicopter mission equipment manufacturer Aero Design Ltd (“Aero Design”), as well as its brand trademark. Based in Powell River, British Columbia, Aero Design has been developing and manufacturing aerial cargo expansion products since 1999 and has created an… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 22-Oct-19

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Unique Aerospace Physiology and Human Performance Update Course to be provided at Heli-Expo 2020

Unique Aerospace Physiology and Human Performance Update Course to be provided at Heli-Expo 2020

Once again, a vital, one of a kind lifesaving course on aerospace physiology for helicopter operators will be offered at this year’s Heli-Expo in Anaheim, CA. This year’s class has been moved back to Monday, 27 January 2020. The full-day course, taught by one of the industry’s leading subject matter experts, Dr. Dudley Crosson, will… Read more »

Source: Delta P Corp, 22-Oct-19

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Slovenian Police receive first of two AW169s

Slovenian Police receive first of two AW169s

Yesterday, the Police in Slovenia received a new Leonardo AW169 from the factory in Italy.  Serial 69102 was delivered on an Italian test registration, but will take up the local mark S5-HPI in the near future.  The helicopter is fitted with a hoist to starboard, but currently has no other obvious externally fitted items of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Oct-19

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Life Flight Network and Saint Alphonsus Celebrate 10 Years

Life Flight Network and Saint Alphonsus Celebrate 10 Years

Life Flight Network and Saint Alphonsus Health System are celebrating 10 years of partnership in providing the highest levels of care to the communities throughout Idaho and Eastern Oregon. For the past decade, the teams from Life Flight Network and Saint Alphonsus Health System have been providing unparalleled, compassionate care for critically ill and injured… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 18-Oct-19

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Rostec will offer renewal of South Korean Ka-32 fleet

Rostec will offer renewal of South Korean Ka-32 fleet

[electronic translation] State Corporation Rostec will offer partners from South Korea to renew the fleet of Ka-32 multirole helicopters. The modernization program for this family of helicopters will be presented at the International Aerospace and Defense Technology Exhibition in Seoul at the stand of the official dealer of the Russian Helicopters holding company RH Focus… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 18-Oct-19

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Leonardo appoints UI International as Korea distributor

Leonardo appoints UI International as Korea distributor

Leonardo and UI International of Republic of Korea have signed today at the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition 2019 (ADEX) a Support Distributorship Agreement aimed at further expanding their collaboration in marketing, sales and service supply for the growing fleet of Leonardo commercial and public utility helicopters in the Country. With this agreement, UI… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 18-Oct-19

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Safran selects Onsight AR platform for remote customer support

Safran selects Onsight AR platform for remote customer support

Librestream, leading provider of augmented reality enterprise solutions, is pleased to announce that Safran, an international high technology group operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets, selected its Onsight augmented reality platform for remote customer support, internal services and manufacturing. Safran Helicopter Engines first launched a remote assistance service called… Read more »

Source: Librestream, 18-Oct-19

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Japanese Prefectures Place Orders for Bell 412EPI

Japanese Prefectures Place Orders for Bell 412EPI

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced that two Japanese prefectures have placed orders for two Bell 412EPI helicopters. The orders came from the Wakayama and Ishikawa Prefectures, through Rotorcraft Services Group (RSG) and EuroTec Japan Corporation. Each Prefecture has ordered one Bell 412EPI, and the aircraft will be operated by their respective… Read more »

Source: Bell, 17-Oct-19

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Air Methods Relocates Black Hills Life Flight Base to Rapid City

Air Methods Relocates Black Hills Life Flight Base to Rapid City

Black Hills Life Flight, a division of Air Methods, announced it has relocated its rotor wing aircraft to its base in Rapid City, South Dakota to serve the surrounding communities. The base will ensure that residents in the surrounding areas, including across state boarders in Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota and Wyoming, have access to air… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 17-Oct-19

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New York Helicopter Charter files for bankruptcy protection

New York Helicopter Charter files for bankruptcy protection

New York Helicopter Charter Inc. filed for Chapter 11 protection Friday after running short on cash, Chief Executive Officer Michael Roth said in a court declaration. The company operates one Bell 206B JetRanger and two Bell 206L4 LongRangers. See Full Story.

Source: SF Gate, 16-Oct-19

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Denel helicopters not affected by aerostructures business exit

Denel helicopters not affected by aerostructures business exit

Denel has confirmed that it is exiting the aerostructures manufacturing business as a cost-saving measure, and is trying to mitigate job losses. See Full Story.

Source: defence Web, 16-Oct-19

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Honeywell upgrades power and fuel efficiency on T55 engine for Chinook

Honeywell upgrades power and fuel efficiency on T55 engine for Chinook

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is finalizing a new and improved T55 engine to power the U.S. Army’s Chinook helicopters. The newest upgrade for the legendary T55 will offer over 20% more power at sea level, a nearly 10% power increase at high and hot altitudes, and use 9% less fuel than before. This new variant of… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 16-Oct-19

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Canada approves AS350/EC130 Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank

Canada approves AS350/EC130 Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank

StandardAero and Robertson Fuel Systems announced today the certification of their AS350/EC130 crash-resistant fuel tank (CRFT) by yet another international airworthiness authority, Transport Canada. This most recent approval represents the third regulatory agency to certify the solution, in addition to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Bolstered… Read more »

Source: Standard Aero, 16-Oct-19

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Aero Asset’s Q3 Preowned Helicopter Market Trends show improving conditions

Aero Asset’s Q3 Preowned Helicopter Market Trends show improving conditions

International helicopter brokerage, Aero Asset, releases its third quarter 2019 Preowned Helicopter Market Trends this week.  Timed just ahead of the NBAA-BACE Convention in Las Vegas, its latest report shows North America as the most active region. A total 37% of pre-owned twin engine helicopter buyers were in this territory Q3, up from 31% in Q2. Year to date (YTD),… Read more »

Source: Aero Asset, 14-Oct-19

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Sikorsky Showcases New Combat Rescue Helicopter

Sikorsky Showcases New Combat Rescue Helicopter

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), showcased the next generation Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) during a ceremony at its Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, this week. During the event, United States Air Force General James M. Holmes, Commander, Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia (91) described the HH-60W helicopter as… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 14-Oct-19

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UK Helicopter Museum celebrates 30 years

UK Helicopter Museum celebrates 30 years

The Helicopter Museum in Weston-super-Mare is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year On 3 November 1989, the Museum was officially opened by HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York, who arrived at the site by air in a Wessex HC.4 of the Queens Royal Flight. Now exactly 30 years later to the day, that very same… Read more »

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 14-Oct-19

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Helity appointed AW139 Maintenance Centre by Leonardo

Helity appointed AW139 Maintenance Centre by Leonardo

Hélity reports that last week it was considered a Maintenance Center Recognized by the LEONARDO helicopter factory for its AW139 model. Since October 2017, the Company already had the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification, but this is an important step for several reasons. See Full Story.

Source: UrduPoint, 11-Oct-19

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Bell Appoints China State Grid GA as a Bell429 Authorized Maintenance Center

Bell Appoints China State Grid GA as a Bell429 Authorized Maintenance Center

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the appointment of China State Grid General Aviation Co., Ltd. as a new Bell 429 Authorized Maintenance Center (AMC), making it the fifth CAAC part 145 certified Bell-authorized MRO center in China. “Bell is committed to providing first-class support and services for all customers worldwide;… Read more »

Source: Bell, 11-Oct-19

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Arrius engines mark 10 million flight hours

Arrius engines mark 10 million flight hours

In China, Safran is celebrating a major achievement for its Arrius engine range; 10 million flight hours flown since its introduction in 1996. With more than 3,800 units delivered to 430 customers in 60 countries, the Arrius family covers a power range of 450-750 shp and flies in both single and twin-engine light helicopters. Over… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 11-Oct-19

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Celebrating 40 Years of Bell Operating in China

Celebrating 40 Years of Bell Operating in China

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, celebrated 40 years of Bell helicopters operating in the Chinese market. “In the past 40 years, the Chinese civil helicopter industry has tremendously changed, becoming the second largest civilian helicopter market in Asia-Pacific. Bell has been very proud to participate in the development of the vertical… Read more »

Source: Bell, 11-Oct-19

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Safran and AECC introduce the WZ16

Safran and AECC introduce the WZ16

Safran Helicopter Engines and Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC) announce the issue of the Type Certificate for the WZ16 turboshaft from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Installed in the AVIC AC352 helicopter, the WZ16 is the first jointly-developed aero engine to be entirely certified by Chinese authorities. Also known as the Ardiden… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 11-Oct-19

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LZControl supercharges its system with new upgrades

LZControl supercharges its system with new upgrades

LZControl allows pilots, UAS operators, certificate holders, first responders, as well as federal, state, and local emergency management providers access to unique site-specific information for hospital heliports as well as Predesignated Medical Emergency Scene Sites. All while providing current weather and hazard information for individual sites along with critical hard to find healthcare data populated… Read more »

Source: LZControl, 11-Oct-19

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Euramec signs non-exclusive distribution agreement with GeoSim Technologies

Euramec signs non-exclusive distribution agreement with GeoSim Technologies

Euramec, the European flight simulation solution providers, announced it has signed a non-exclusive distribution agreement with GeoSim Technologies for the worldwide distribution of GeoSim’s rotary wing simulators and specialty flight simulators. GeoSim based in Ipswich, Australia, signed a reciprocal arrangement to market EURAMEC’s portfolio of Flight Training Devices in Australia and New Zealand. GeoSim has partnered with… Read more »

Source: Euramec, 11-Oct-19

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Russia’s state Medevac programme on life-support

Russia’s state Medevac programme on life-support

The Russian authorities are looking for ways to improve the contractual process and the real-time monitoring and control of medevac service suppliers. See Full Story.  

Source: Russian Aviation INSIDER, 10-Oct-19

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Eemshaven Heliport receives first flight

Eemshaven Heliport receives first flight

WIKING Helikopter Service and DHSS have completed the first flight to the heliport in the Port of Eemshaven for the opening ceremony. See Full Story.  

Source: offshoreWIND, 10-Oct-19

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MINT Turbines Names New General Manager

MINT Turbines Names New General Manager

MINT Turbines, LLC (Stroud, Oklahoma), one of four premier MRO facilities within the M International group, is pleased to announce Mr. David Norton has joined as their new General Manager effective immediately. Within his expanded role, David is responsible for all operations within their state-of-the-art facility providing MRO services for both Honeywell T53 and Pratt… Read more »

Source: M International, 10-Oct-19

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Norwegian Government commits to rescue helicopter base at Tromso by 2022

Norwegian Government commits to rescue helicopter base at Tromso by 2022

[electronic translation] The government gives priority to strengthening emergency preparedness in the north, and proposes to establish a new rescue helicopter base in Tromsø and establish HF coverage in the northern marine areas up to the North Pole. – We aim to launch the new rescue helicopter base in 2022. We will soon launch a… Read more »

Source: Norwegian Government, 10-Oct-19

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UK to advise Kazakhstan on aviation regulation

UK to advise Kazakhstan on aviation regulation

CAA International (CAAi), the technical cooperation arm of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA), has been awarded a new consultancy project to help the Kazakhstan aviation regulator adopt a new aviation oversight model, based on that used in the UK. The new regulatory system will support Kazakhstan’s air transport sector growth and provide a… Read more »

Source: CAA International, 09-Oct-19

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SEI Industries is a Finalist for the 2019 BC Export Awards

SEI Industries is a Finalist for the 2019 BC Export Awards

SEI Industries Ltd. is announced as a finalist for Business in Vancouver’s 2019 BC Export Awards in the manufacturing category. SEI engineers and manufactures niche products for the helicopter industry through two major divisions: Aerial Firefighting and Remote Site. Left: Bambi Bucket extinguishes fire, Right: Bulk Aviation Transfer Tank inside aircraft; both manufactured by SEI… Read more »

Source: SEI Industries, 09-Oct-19

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UAVOS Unmanned Helicopter Robinson for Precision Farming

UAVOS Unmanned Helicopter Robinson for Precision Farming

UAVOS has announced the addition of R22-UV unmanned helicopter to its agriculture unmanned aircraft portfolio for spraying for diseases, weed and pest control, vegetative control. R22-UV is a manned Robinson-22 helicopter converted by UAVOS to an unmanned aircraft. Agro-drone R22-UV is equipped with a specially developed (for Robinson helicopters) utility to deliver liquid chemicals –… Read more »

09-Oct-19

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CHI St. Joseph Health and PHI upgrade aircraft

CHI St. Joseph Health and PHI upgrade aircraft

CHI St. Joseph Health and PHI Air Medical/Air Med 12 have upgraded the aircraft they use to help care for and transport people in critical condition. See Full Story.

Source: KBTX-TV3, 08-Oct-19

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Tender issued for German wind farm rescue helicopter

Tender issued for German wind farm rescue helicopter

EnBW has issued a tender for a rescue helicopter to service the Hohe See and Albatros offshore wind projects in Germany. See Full Story.

Source: offshore WIND, 08-Oct-19

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Queenstown helicopter company liquidated

Queenstown helicopter company liquidated

A Queenstown helicopter company, placed in liquidation in February, has had its assets – including its name – sold for $125,000. See Full Story.

Source: Otago Daily Times, 08-Oct-19

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Girls in Aviation Day 2019 Reaches 20,000 Attendees

Girls in Aviation Day 2019 Reaches 20,000 Attendees

With 118 individual events presented worldwide, Women in Aviation International’s October 5 Girls in Aviation Day 2019 reached approximately 20,000 attendees. Truly an international event, Girls in Aviation Day was celebrated not just in the United States but in 17 other countries in Canada and Australia as well as countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe…. Read more »

Source: WAI, 08-Oct-19

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Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Fleet Surpasses 500,000 Flight Hours

Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Fleet Surpasses 500,000 Flight Hours

The V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft built by Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Boeing [NYSE: BA] has topped the 500,000 flight hour milestone. More than 375 Ospreys logged the hours, including the U.S. Air Force CV-22 and the U.S. Marine Corps MV-22. “The V-22 provides unmatched capability for the U.S…. Read more »

Source: Bell, 08-Oct-19

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Helinetwork International signs distribution agreement with LACE

Helinetwork International signs distribution agreement with LACE

Helinetwork International, the specialist in the sale of new and overhauled parts for civil and military helicopters, announces the signature of a distribution agreement with LACE, a subsidiary of the LISI Aerospace group. Lace is a major player in the design, production, sale and technical support of aeronautical cargo hooks equipments and systems. LACE’s experience… Read more »

Source: Helinetwork International, 08-Oct-19

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Bristow reorganization confirmed by court

Bristow reorganization confirmed by court

Bristow Group Inc. (OTC: BRSWQ) (“Bristow” or the “Company”) announced that on October 4, 2019, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas confirmed the Company’s Amended Plan of Reorganization (the “Plan”) and indicated that it will enter a written order to this effect. The Company expects to consummate its financial restructuring process… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 08-Oct-19

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Schiebel completes Camcopter SAR demo in Norway

Schiebel completes Camcopter SAR demo in Norway

Schiebel successfully demonstrated the shipboard integration of its CAMCOPTER® S-100 as well as its impressive search and rescue (SAR) capabilities to the Norwegian Coast Guard on board of the KV Svalbard from 16 to 27 September 2019. The outstanding flight trials included a successful search and rescue mission, where the Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL)… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 08-Oct-19

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Airbus executive named CEO at Philjets

Airbus executive named CEO at Philjets

PhilJets has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer to manage both PhilJets Aero Charter and PhilJets Aero Services in the midst of its expansion in 2019. Established in 2013, PhilJets has grown its portfolio to 15 aircrafts currently under management including newly added Gulfstream G200, Citation Latitude, Citation CJ4 and with additional upcoming R44, Bell… Read more »

Source: PhilJets, 08-Oct-19

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FAA investigating Las Vegas Lights’ helicopter cash drop

FAA investigating Las Vegas Lights’ helicopter cash drop

The Las Vegas Lights’ wildly popular helicopter cash drop stunt last month could land the aviation company behind it in hot water. See Full Story.

Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal, 07-Oct-19

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Night-flying program to continue this season in Australia

Night-flying program to continue this season in Australia

During the 2017-2018 bushfire season in Australia two helicopters were approved for dropping water at night with the use of night vision goggles (NVG) by the pilots. At least one of the ships, an S-61, was approved for hover refilling which was the first time this had been done anywhere. See Full Story.

Source: Fire Aviation, 07-Oct-19

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World’s First 100% Carbon Neutral Full Service Helicopter Operator

World’s First 100% Carbon Neutral Full Service Helicopter Operator

As of January 1st, 2019 Blackcomb Helicopters became the first full-service helicopter operator in the world to offset 100% of its carbon footprint. Initiating the transition in 2018 by first offsetting its growing tourism program, this operator of 22 aircraft and 6 base locations has now offset the entirety of the business including employee commutes,… Read more »

Source: Blackcomb Helicopters, 07-Oct-19

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Kopter’s SH09 Flight Test Program moves forward

Kopter’s SH09 Flight Test Program moves forward

The Kopter Flight Test crew has successfully performed a series of flight tests with the newly fitted and improved Main Gear Box (MGB) casing on SH09 Prototype 3 (P3). The flights performed with the retrofitted gearbox have already confirmed the expectations of Kopter engineers and crew: the new MGB runs more smoothly, is quieter and… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 07-Oct-19

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UK CAA appoints new Safety and Airspace Regulation Director

UK CAA appoints new Safety and Airspace Regulation Director

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is pleased to confirm the appointment of Rob Bishton as its new Group Director of Safety and Airspace Regulation. This follows a global recruitment process, including both internal and external candidates. Rob has been at the CAA since 2014, where he is currently Head of Flight Operations and a… Read more »

Source: CAA, 07-Oct-19

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ARCH Air Medical Now Carrying Blood and Plasma

ARCH Air Medical Now Carrying Blood and Plasma

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, announced today that its ARCH Air Medical base (ARCH 3) will carry blood and plasma on its missions to support improved outcomes for patients involved in traumatic injuries or other conditions that require transfusions. Air Methods has continuously worked to increase the number of aircraft nationwide that… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 07-Oct-19

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance go 24×7 with a 4×4

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance go 24×7 with a 4×4

From October 7th 2019, an Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) critical care team will be available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This is the first time in the Charity’s 21-year history that it has been able to provide a fully 24/7 service to the people of Essex, Hertfordshire and the surrounding… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 07-Oct-19

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Leonardo and Olmedo join forces

Leonardo and Olmedo join forces

Leonardo, one of the top ten companies in the world in Aerospace, Defense and Security and one of the leading players in the helicopter field, and Olmedo, a leading European company for the transformation and preparation of vehicles for healthcare use, have announced the signing of a collaboration agreement aimed at the development of technologies… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 07-Oct-19

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Air Methods warns Wyoming Department of Health

Air Methods warns Wyoming Department of Health

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, released public comments to the Wyoming Department of Health regarding a Medicaid waiver application that would take decisions from physician and first responders and turn them over to a remote call center that uses financially driven criteria to determine the need for a transport, putting Wyomingites’ lives in danger…. Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 04-Oct-19

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Joliet’s LifeStar Now Carrying Blood and Plasma on EMS missions

Joliet’s LifeStar Now Carrying Blood and Plasma on EMS missions

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, announced today that its LifeStar program in Joliet will carry blood and plasma on its missions to support improved outcomes for patients involved in traumatic injuries or other conditions that require transfusions. Air Methods has continuously worked to increase the number of aircraft nationwide that carry blood… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 04-Oct-19

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Helipad reopens at Tofino General Hospital after 8 year wait

Helipad reopens at Tofino General Hospital after 8 year wait

Helicopters are once again able to airlift patients who are in need of a higher level of care from Tofino General Hospital, now that a new helipad is in place next to the hospital. “This is terrific news for the residents of this area, and for the thousands of visitors who come to this special… Read more »

Source: Island Health, 04-Oct-19

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Blade expands into New York hospital organ transport

Blade expands into New York hospital organ transport

Blade has begun deploying helicopters in the Big Apple to quickly transport human organs for emergency transplants. See Full Story.

Source: New York Post, 04-Oct-19

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Centennial College receives Ornge Sikorsky helicopter

Centennial College receives Ornge Sikorsky helicopter

Centennial College’s School of Transportation formally recognized the donation of a decommissioned Sikorsky S-76A helicopter by Ontario’s Ornge air ambulance service at an event at the college’s Downsview Campus Centre for Aerospace and Aviation on September 25. Some 500 students in Centennial’s Aviation Technician and Aviation Technology programs directly benefit from having the Sikorsky hull… Read more »

Source: Ornge, 04-Oct-19

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