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KADEX Now Distributing Donaldson Filters

KADEX Now Distributing Donaldson Filters

The biggest names in aerospace rely on Donaldson’s ever-evolving portfolio of filtration solutions. A deep understanding of the aerospace industry, coupled with the most innovative products, has resulted in a robust product line that meets the needs of those who operate ground vehicles, airplanes, rotorcraft, space and marine vehicles. KADEX is excited to offer the… Read more »

Source: KADEX Aero Supply, 05-Nov-18

IHST Launches New Global Survey

IHST Launches New Global Survey

The International Helicopter Safety Team has initiated its fourth annual survey of civil helicopter operators located in key regions around the world in order to gain a broader understanding of where safety initiatives are being implemented.  A link to the survey form can be found on the IHST web site: http://ihst.org/Default.aspx?tabid=2593 The IHST’s worldwide regional teams have… Read more »

Source: IHST, 05-Nov-18

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New Zealand certifies current Enstrom models

New Zealand certifies current Enstrom models

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation was granted New Zealand Type Acceptance for its Enstrom F-28/280/480 Series helicopters by the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand in September. “The Enstrom helicopters, with their rugged features and great safety record are a perfect fit for New Zealand,” said Dennis Martin, Director of Marketing and Sales. “The three bladed, fully… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 05-Nov-18

Babcock H145 gains 100 poppies to mark Armistice Day centenary

Babcock H145 gains 100 poppies to mark Armistice Day centenary

Babcock has emblazoned one of its life saving air ambulance helicopters with a spectacular garland of exactly 100 poppies – one for each year since the guns in the First World War fell silent. The dramatic new livery, designed to help mark the centenary of the Armistice, stretches all around the aircraft and sits alongside… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 05-Nov-18

Dart adds online quotes to website

Dart adds online quotes to website

About a little over a year ago, DART departed on a new quest – eCommerce. The company had the goal to develop a new platform that would ease the purchasing process for clients and partners. Before embarking on this eCommerce adventure, DART’s objectives were clear: Improve customer experience : With 24/7 access to net pricing… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 05-Nov-18

SAFE delivers B206 Maintenance Stands to United Rotorcraft

SAFE delivers B206 Maintenance Stands to United Rotorcraft

S.A.F.E Structure Designs — a global leader that designs, engineers, and manufactures custom ergonomic aircraft and marine maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, and hangar equipment — announced that it has successfully delivered its RW-SS1-B206-S and RW-SS2-B206-S Engine, Transmission, and Main Rotor Head maintenance stands to United Rotorcraft Air Methods in Decatur, Texas for their fleet… Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E Structure Designs, 05-Nov-18

IHST identifies accident prevention measures

IHST identifies accident prevention measures

The International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org) has initiated its fourth annual survey of civil helicopter operators located in key regions around the world in order to gain a broader understanding of where safety initiatives are being implemented. A link to the survey form can be found on the IHST web site: http://ihst.org/Default.aspx?tabid=2593 The IHST’s worldwide… Read more »

Source: IHST, 02-Nov-18

FAA Relaunches ADS-B Out Rebate

FAA Relaunches ADS-B Out Rebate

The FAA today announced it is relaunching its $500 ADS-B rebate program effective immediately and through Oct. 11, 2019. The Aency is making $4,900,000 available under the rebate program, which will fund 9,792 ADS-B Out installations. As of Jan. 1, 2020, aircraft flying in airspace where a transponder is necessary today will be required to… Read more »

Source: FAA, 02-Nov-18

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Bell appoints first Independent Representative in Canada

Bell appoints first Independent Representative in Canada

Bell announced HelicoStore, a Quebec based company, as the first Independent Representative in Canada. “Bell’s independent representative family allows us to BEST serve our customers around the world and we believe our friends at helicostore will be a great addition to this network allowing us to ENHANCE our customer expereince and expand our commerical business… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 02-Nov-18

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CAA Nepal preparing new Heli-Lane in Kathmandu

CAA Nepal preparing new Heli-Lane in Kathmandu

 The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal in response to the increasing Helicopter traffic has decided to amend the existing Heli-Lanes. Nepal has a booming private helicopter industry. Deputy Director General (DDG.2) for CAA Nepal, Mr Rajan Pokharel stated that the authorities will expand the new routes so that there will be no problem in operating… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 01-Nov-18

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Mi-171A2 and Ansat to take part in Airshow China

Mi-171A2 and Ansat to take part in Airshow China

The holding company Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation) will for the first time be presenting full-scale equipment samples at the exhibition in Asia – the Mi-171A2 and Ansat helicopters will be participating in the Airshow China 2018 flight program. Following the airshow, the helicopters will go on a demonstration tour of countries in… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 01-Nov-18

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US Coast Guard Contracts Priority 1 Air Rescue

US Coast Guard Contracts Priority 1 Air Rescue

Priority 1 Air Rescue (P1AR), a world leader in helicopter Search and Rescue (SAR) mission operational support and training, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to provide instructor led ab-initio to advanced level helicopter hoist operator training for flight mechanic aircrews operating both… Read more »

Source: Priority 1 Air Rescue, 01-Nov-18

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Bell expands Flight Research Center

Bell expands Flight Research Center

On October 25, Bell revealed our expanded Flight Research Center (FRC) in Arlington, TX. This state-of-the-art facility houses many of our newest technology and innovations including the Bell V-280 Valor, 525 Relentless, V-247 Vigilant and the Autonomous Pod Transport (APT). During the ceremony, attendees were able to see the Bell V-280 in action: Our new… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 31-Oct-18

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Volocopter to Test eVTOL Air Taxis

Volocopter to Test eVTOL Air Taxis

Volocopter, the pioneer in urban air mobility, announced during Autonomy – the Summit of Urban Mobility in Paris, that they will perform a next set of inner urban flight tests in Singapore. The series of test that are scheduled to take place in the second half of 2019 are supported by the Ministry of Transport… Read more »

Source: Volocopter, 31-Oct-18

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DRF Luftrettung appointments Chairman of the Supervisory Board

DRF Luftrettung appointments Chairman of the Supervisory Board

[electronic translation] Filderstadt. Dr. hc Rudolf Böhmler was re-elected a few days ago as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the DRF Foundation Luftrettung gemeinnützige AG for a further five years. Other members are René Closter, President of the Luxembourg Air Rescue and the graduate in business administration and business psychologist Annette Sohns. Böhmler was a member of the… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 30-Oct-18

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Bell 407GXi Certified by FAA

Bell 407GXi Certified by FAA

The Bell 407GXi has been validated by the FAA after receiving certification from Transport Canada earlier this year. Chilean based customer, Eagle Copters, took delivery of the first Bell 407GXi to be used for corporate transportation. Bell announced the latest enhancements to the popular Bell 407 platform featuring improved pilot awareness, higher precision navigation, enhanced… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 30-Oct-18

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Airbus to participate at New Zealand Defence Industry Association Forum

Airbus to participate at New Zealand Defence Industry Association Forum

Airbus will this week join other international aerospace and government agencies exhibiting at the New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA) Forum. Now in its 21st year, the event is taking place 30 October – 1 November at the Palmerston North Central Energy Trust Arena. Airbus is located at Stands 14 – 15 with an exhibit… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 30-Oct-18

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Omaha Police to move between airports

Omaha Police to move between airports

A plan has been put forward for the Omaha Police Department to spend $1.2 million on an expansion of the Blair Municipal Airport. They are currently housed at the North Omaha Airport, but the police say that the move will help ensure stability through a long-term lease. The City Council will consider and vote on… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Oct-18

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Victoria Police to replace Dauphins with AW139s

Victoria Police to replace Dauphins with AW139s

Victoria Police will be equipped with three new helicopters and an aeroplane in a significant boost to the air support provided to police across the state. The four new aircraft will be delivered in 2020 and will replace the existing fleet of four helicopters. The contracts to acquire the new aircraft were announced today. Acting… Read more »

Source: Victoria Police, 29-Oct-18

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ECSU Talks of Helicopter Pilot Training

ECSU Talks of Helicopter Pilot Training

Elizabeth City State University is looking into starting a helicopter pilot training program. The program was thought of two years ago and there are talks of them joining with North American Helicopter for helicopter training. They are also starting a new unmanned aircraft program in 2019, where students will be taught how to fly drones… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Oct-18

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Air Evac Lifeteam #78 Celebrates Decade of Work

Air Evac Lifeteam #78 Celebrates Decade of Work

Air Evac Lifeteam #78 base were happy to celebrate their 10th anniversary this year, on October 19. To commemorate the evening, they held an open house for the community. The base is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It houses 15 employees that make up flight paramedics, flight nurses, pilots, a maintenance… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Oct-18

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Ciopaer receives H135 with Helionix in police configuration

Ciopaer receives H135 with Helionix in police configuration

Airbus Helicopters delivered the first two H135 helicopters with Helionix in police configuration to its Brazilian customer Ciopaer. The two delivered helicopters will be used to reinforce public security in Ceará State, as well as providing support for aeromedical operations in other regions of the state. Ciopaer’s fleet already includes two AS350s and four twin-engine helicopters of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 29-Oct-18

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CHC Announces Australian Apprentices

CHC Announces Australian Apprentices

CHC Australia has appointed its first two engineering apprentices since February 2010, promoting two local Broome employees into the roles. Stuart Mackenzie and James Brown are CHC’s newest apprentices after successfully applying for the Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical) apprenticeships at the Broome base. Prior to the apprenticeship opportunity, James was a long-time ground crew employee… Read more »

Source: CHC, 29-Oct-18

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LifePort Announces AeroSled Upgrade

LifePort Announces AeroSled Upgrade

LifePort, a Sikorsky company, announced an AeroSled TS product upgrade today at the annual Air Medical Transport Conference. The design is based on feedback from the operator community and will significantly increase the durability of medical stretchers used on board civilian helicopters. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT). The upgrade of this legacy… Read more »

Source: LifePort, 29-Oct-18

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Bell launches certified training facilities

Bell launches certified training facilities

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the launch of Certified Training Facilities (CTFs) to expand its global training offering. CTFs such as Helideal, a Bell Independent Representative based in southern France, will provide the highest standard of initial and recurrent pilot training under the umbrella of the renowned Bell Training Academy. “The… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 26-Oct-18

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STARS to be first Canadian operator of first Airbus H145

STARS to be first Canadian operator of first Airbus H145

Following an extensive RFP process, Airbus’ H145 was selected as the fleet replacement aircraft for STARS air ambulance’s aging fleet, becoming the first H145s in HEMS configuration to enter Canada. The twin-engine H145 was chosen thanks to its exceptional HEMS heritage and safety record with its BK117 and EC145 predecessors. Offering the largest cabin in… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Oct-18

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Metro progresses with FOQA program

Metro progresses with FOQA program

Metro Aviation has always been committed to safety and through its Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) program, utilizing Outerlink IRIS FDM (flight data monitoring), the company is able to serve its customers with the highest degree of oversight, control and confidence that risk is reduced to the lowest possible point and safety and standardization are… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 26-Oct-18

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2019 Helicentre scholarships fund doubled

2019 Helicentre scholarships fund doubled

Helicentre Aviation Academy has allocated a further £75,000 in part-funded scholarship awards to its already generous 2018 Professional Helicopter Pilot Scholarship Programme. In the last five years the company has invested over £500,000 into training scholarships which have been awarded to pilots training at the Academy in a effort to meet the company’s ongoing requirement… Read more »

Source: Helicentre, 26-Oct-18

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Rotor Team named 15th Bell authorized Service Center

Rotor Team named 15th Bell authorized Service Center

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has named Rotor Team as the latest and 15th Bell authorized Service Center in Europe. “With the Bell fleet rapidly expanding in Europe, continuing to provide the highest level of local support to our customers is a top priority,” said Patrick Moulay, Senior Vice President, Commercial Business… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 26-Oct-18

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Airbus reinforces air medical market leadership

Airbus reinforces air medical market leadership

Airbus Helicopters is expanding its presence in the North American emergency medical services (EMS) market with the sale of six helicopters for two customers at the 2018 Air Medical Transport Conference, which took place in Phoenix, AZ from October 22-24.   “Airbus Helicopters has been supporting the air medical market in North America since its… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Oct-18

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Astronics Max-Viz Enhanced Vision System Certified by Sikorsky

Astronics Max-Viz Enhanced Vision System Certified by Sikorsky

Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO), a leading provider of advanced technologies for the global aerospace, defense and semiconductor industries, has worked with Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, to install and certify the Max-Viz 2300 Enhanced Vision System (EVS) on a new Sikorsky S-76D™ helicopter. Offered by Astronics’ wholly-owned subsidiary Astronics Max-Viz, the 2300 can now present… Read more »

Source: Astronics Corporation, 26-Oct-18

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Bell and Thales Collaborate

Bell and Thales Collaborate

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a teaming agreement with Thales, for the development of flight control systems for Bell’s vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft and on-demand mobility (ODM) solutions. “We continue to expand our team and capabilities for our ODM aircraft to bring the most advanced technology available and new… Read more »

Source: Thales, 26-Oct-18

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Metro customers honored during community awards

Metro customers honored during community awards

Metro Aviation recognized customer recipients of the Association of Air Medical Services Community Awards and those celebrating service milestones on Tuesday during its Annual Press Event at the 2018 Air Medical Transport Conference. The event highlighted AAMS Community Awards winners and programs celebrating 20 years or more of service. Customer AAMS Community Awards Include: David… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 26-Oct-18

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Able Earns Nadcap Accreditations

Able Earns Nadcap Accreditations

Aircraft repair and overhaul leader Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Aviation Inc. company, has expanded its ability to serve key industry segments with three new accreditations from Nadcap, the global program denoting superior competency in aerospace-specific special processes capabilities. The new Nadcap accreditations recognize Able’s non-destructive testing, chemical processing and shot peen capabilities, all part… Read more »

Source: Able Aerospace, 25-Oct-18

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Bell on display at Marrakech Air Show 2018

Bell on display at Marrakech Air Show 2018

Visit Bell’s chalet N04 to discover our next-generation aircraft on static display at Marrakech Air Show 2018: The AH-1Z is the most advanced helicopter in the world. Built for expeditionary warfare, the aircraft is rugged, reliable and lethal. It’s small logistical footprint provides exceptional operating value and gives you the lowest acquisition, operation and lifecycle… Read more »

25-Oct-18

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Pulselite® Bird Strike Prevention System STC Updated

Pulselite® Bird Strike Prevention System STC Updated

Precise Flight, Inc. has updated its Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Pulselite® Bird Strike Prevention System to include installation instructions for the Bell 407GX and 407GXP variations. The recent exponential growth in global bird populations, combined with the increase in global air traffic, has caused bird strikes to… Read more »

Source: Precise Flight, 25-Oct-18

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New contract between VNH and Rosneft

New contract between VNH and Rosneft

On October 18th, 2018, in Vung Tau City, Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH South) successfully held the signing ceremony for the new contract to provide helicopter services for the period 2019 – 2021 for Rosneft Vietnam B.V. The ceremony took place with the presence of the Board of Directors and functional Departments from two companies…. Read more »

Source: VNH South, 25-Oct-18

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Airbus honors air medical leaders at AMTC 2018

Airbus honors air medical leaders at AMTC 2018

Airbus Helicopters Inc. recognized leaders of the air medical transport industry Monday for their far-reaching efforts to strengthen safety and service for crews and patients. Jennifer Hardcastle, Air Medical Sales Manager for Airbus Helicopters Inc., presented the awards at the Air Medical Transport Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. “We are proud to honor the committed teams… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 24-Oct-18

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Life Flight Network AW119Kx passes 40,000 flight hours

Life Flight Network AW119Kx passes 40,000 flight hours

Leonardo announced at the Air Medical Transport Conference in Phoenix, Arizona that EMS operator Life Flight Network has logged over 40,000 flight hours with its fleet of 21 Leonardo AW119Kx helicopters. Life Flight Network is the largest air ambulance not-for-profit in the United States with a service area that includes Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana…. Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 24-Oct-18

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Rotortrade brings value to the EMS market

Rotortrade brings value to the EMS market

The HEMS market has seen constant and significant growth over the last few years, be it in developing markets or mature ones. Growth has seen double digits, making it the fastest growing helicopter mission segment with even more opportunities ahead. Ambulatory healthcare, national and local governments clearly recognize the needs and benefits of air ambulances… Read more »

Source: Rotortrade, 24-Oct-18

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REACH adds Airbus H125s and H130s

REACH adds Airbus H125s and H130s

REACH Air Medical Services will boost its life saving capabilities with the addition of five Airbus helicopters. Airbus Helicopters Inc. will deliver the three H125s and two H130s later this year, with the aircraft going into service by spring. REACH is a subsidiary of Global Medical Response (GMR), a leading medical transportation company formed when… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 24-Oct-18

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LCI completes AW139 transition with Elitaliana

LCI completes AW139 transition with Elitaliana

Lease Corporation International (“LCI”), the aviation division of the Libra Group, has completed the transition of a Leonardo AW139 helicopter to enter service with Elitaliana S.r.l. (“Elitaliana”) in Italy. The helicopter, which is being converted for full emergency medical services (EMS) operations from Oil and Gas (O&G) operations, is the second of its type operated… Read more »

Source: LCI, 24-Oct-18

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NEXA Advisors and VFS to Produce Landmark Air Mobility Study

NEXA Advisors and VFS to Produce Landmark Air Mobility Study

NEXA Advisors and the Vertical Flight Society (VFS) announce their collaboration on a new study, Urban Air Mobility (UAM) — Economics and Global Markets. A growing community of aerospace innovators, engineers, futurists and investors believe that the next urban transportation revolution will be in the air. The global economy has become increasingly connected with point-to-point… Read more »

Source: Vertical Flight Society, 24-Oct-18

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WIKING Helicopter Service GmbH has signed a multi-year HEMS

WIKING Helicopter Service GmbH has signed a multi-year HEMS

WIKING Helikopter Service GmbH has signed a multi-year HEMS contract with four offshore windpark operators, Ocean Breeze Energy & Co. KG, OWP Butendiek GmbH & Co. KG, OWP Nordergruende GmbH & Co. KG and Veja Mate Offshore Project GmbH after a joint tender to support their rescue chain. WIKING provides the rescue helicopter incl. pilots… Read more »

Source: WIKING Helikopter Service, 24-Oct-18

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VNH South completed firefighting contract

VNH South completed firefighting contract

On 26th September 2018 and 19th October 2018, VNH South’s two Mi-172 helicopters VN-8428 and VN-8427 were safely ferried from Indonesia back to Vung Tau Airport, successfully completed Fire Fighting Contract 2018 with Indonesian Government. This is the 3rd consecutive year that VNH South provides the package services including aircrafts, pilots, technicians, maintenance and insurance… Read more »

Source: VNH South, 24-Oct-18

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UTC Unveils New Lightweight Ballistic Protection

UTC Unveils New Lightweight Ballistic Protection

UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today unveiled a new Lightweight Ballistic Protection System (LBPS) for its Cargo On/Off Loading System (COOLS) for the CH-47 Chinook. Depending on the level of protection selected, the new LBPS can provide operators with up to 20 percent weight savings, helping to increase fuel… Read more »

Source: UTC Aerospace Systems, 24-Oct-18

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Universal & Heli-One Complete Transition To Hover Certification Testing

Universal & Heli-One Complete Transition To Hover Certification Testing

Universal Avionics (UA) announces completion of certification testing with Authorized Dealer, Heli-One, for the company’s Flight Management System (FMS) Transition to Hover feature. Testing occurred in Stavanger, Norway with a law enforcement AS332L/L1 Super Puma helicopter modernization program. Certification is now imminent. The new UA FMS feature allows a hands-free operation for the crew, allowing… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 24-Oct-18

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Ultimate Heli deploys 2 Bell 412EP’s to Southern Sudan

Ultimate Heli deploys 2 Bell 412EP’s to Southern Sudan

Ultimate HELI is a world class provider of helicopter services, supplying the safest and the most efficient helicopter charter, helicopter maintenance, advanced helicopter training, utility helicopters and helicopter support worldwide. We are proud to announce that we have deployed 2 x Bell 412EP’s to Juba, South Sudan. The helicopters are based in Juba, Southern Sudan… Read more »

Source: Ultimate Aviation, 24-Oct-18

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Simrik Air receives H125 from Airbus Helicopter Southeast Asia

Simrik Air receives H125 from Airbus Helicopter Southeast Asia

The newly manufactured H125 (formerly known as AS350 B3e) Helicopter for Simrik Air fleet has departed yesterday’s Morning from Airbus Facility, Singapore to join its first and new base at Kathmandu. Officials from Simrik Air notified that the aircraft had left from its Airbus Helicopter Southeast Asia, Singapore yesterday 12th of October and is expected… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 23-Oct-18

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Newly debuted Helicopter Society of Nepal meets the Tourism Minister

Newly debuted Helicopter Society of Nepal meets the Tourism Minister

Newly formed association of Helicopter companies of Nepal ‘Helicopter society of Nepal’ have made an official meeting with honorable Tourism Minister (MoCTCA) Rabindra Adhikari to explain about its importance and need on Sunday, 14th of October. Director of the association Captain Rameshwor Thapa explained about the association to the minister along with other high level… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 23-Oct-18

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Life Link III passes 15000 hours on AW119Kx fleet

Life Link III passes 15000 hours on AW119Kx fleet

Leonardo announced at the Air Medical Transport Conference in Phoenix, Arizona that EMS provider Life Link III has logged over 15,000 flight hours and transported over 8,000 patients with their fleet of 10 Leonardo AW119Kx helicopters. Operating eight helicopter bases in Minnesota and Wisconsin, Life Link III is the largest hospital-based non-profit consortium program in… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 23-Oct-18

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Heli-One Completes Universal Avionics Flight Deck Upgrade For S-76

Heli-One Completes Universal Avionics Flight Deck Upgrade For S-76

Universal Avionics (UA) announces the completion of Authorized Dealer, Heli-One’s Sikorsky S-76 VVIP helicopter flight deck upgrade. The avionics upgrade replaces legacy Electronic Flight Instrument Systems (EFIS) with three UA EFI-890H Advanced Flight Displays. The system also includes a new UA UNS-1Lw Flight Management System (FMS) with Vision-1™ Synthetic Vision System. The UA modern glass… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 23-Oct-18

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PHi extends previously-announced cash tender offer

PHi extends previously-announced cash tender offer

PHI, Inc. (The Nasdaq Select Global Market: PHII (voting); PHIIK (non-voting)) (“PHI”) announced that it is further extending the expiration time of its previously-announced cash tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) to purchase any and all of the $500 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 5.25% Senior Notes due 2019 (the “2019 Notes”) and its… Read more »

Source: PHI Inc., 23-Oct-18

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Airmedic signs purchase agreement

Airmedic signs purchase agreement

Airmedic, the only privately-owned air medical provider in Quebec, has committed to purchasing three Airbus EC145e aircraft from Metro Aviation.  These will be the first EC145e models in Canada. “The EC145e fits a variety of mission profiles,” said Metro Aviation President Mike Stanberry.  “It’s increased useful load and large cabin make it a great choice… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 23-Oct-18

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Metro sparks new era of helicopter safety at AMTC 2018

Metro sparks new era of helicopter safety at AMTC 2018

Metro Aviation will showcase the Airbus Helicopters EC145e capabilities during the Air Medical Transport Conference with the University of Utah Health’s AirMed helicopter. The helicopter will be displayed at Metro Aviation’s AMTC booth (#729), serving as a benchmark for the aircraft’s configuration possibilities. Conference attendees can witness first-hand the aircraft’s mission-specific gear tailored to Utah’s… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 23-Oct-18

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HeliOps take ownership of the SeaKing Simulator

HeliOps take ownership of the SeaKing Simulator

HeliOps are delighted to announce that as of October 2018 it has taken ownership of the Sea King simulator at RNAS Culdrose. The simulator itself will remain in situ at RNAS Culdrose and in the current building familiar to all current and past Sea King operators who have trained with the RN. Aircrew Simulator and… Read more »

Source: HeliOps, 23-Oct-18

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CHC Opens New Search and Rescue Facility in Dublin

CHC Opens New Search and Rescue Facility in Dublin

CHC Helicopter (‘CHC’) opened its new search and rescue (‘SAR’) base facility in Dublin, Ireland. The facility opening, held October 18 at the Dublin Airport, was attended by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, Karl Fessenden, President and CEO of CHC Helicopter and distinguished guests. The event included a base and aircraft… Read more »

Source: CHC, 23-Oct-18

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Kopter appoints Air Medical Sales Specialist for North American market

Kopter appoints Air Medical Sales Specialist for North American market

Kopter North America (NA) announced today the appointment of Mr. Lee McCammon as the latest addition to its sales team assuming the role of Air Medical Specialist. Kopter NA’s President of Sales/Marketing and Customer Support, Larry Roberts stated: “We are tremendously pleased to add to the team a person with so much history, knowledge and… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 23-Oct-18

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Business Aviation Survey: Hiring Demand On the Rise

Business Aviation Survey: Hiring Demand On the Rise

JSfirm.com, the leading aviation job website, has completed its annual Business Aviation Survey. 279 Business Aviation personnel participated this year. Compared to 2017, flight hours have increased (+12%) and more companies report being impacted by the pilot shortage (+26%). Jeff Richards, Operations Manager for JSfirm.com said, “There has never been a better time to join… Read more »

Source: JSfirm.com, 23-Oct-18

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Airbus at AMTC 2018

Airbus at AMTC 2018

Airbus Helicopters Inc. will highlight its role as the U.S. market leader for air medical transport rotorcraft at the Air Medical Transport Conference Oct. 22-24 in Phoenix, Arizona. Two of the most powerful and modern aircraft used by air medical transport providers , the twin-engine H145 and a single-engine H130, will be on display at… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 23-Oct-18

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Kopter at AMTC 2018

Kopter at AMTC 2018

Kopter is very pleased to showcase its SH09 helicopter in HEMS configuration at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Phoenix, AZ, October 22-24th. The SH09 stands out as a new generation, single turbine helicopter with safety, cost efficiency and mission capability above and beyond known standards. Aspects that are all critical to any air… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 23-Oct-18

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Leonardo at AMTC 2018

Leonardo at AMTC 2018

Leonardo is attending AMTC 2018 in Phoenix (22-24 October) illustrating a range of advanced capabilities in the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service sector (HEMS). An AW119Kx single engine aircraft is on static display. This helicopter has been operated by the established Leonardo customer 7Bar for the University of State of New Mexico since 2015 and is… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 23-Oct-18

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Dutch EMS operator picks P&W engines for new H135s

Dutch EMS operator picks P&W engines for new H135s

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), announced that Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB has selected Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW206B3 engine to power the three new Airbus H135P3s, the club is acquiring to renew its fleet of emergency medical services (EMS) helicopters. “The twin-engine Airbus H135 helicopter and the PW206… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney, 22-Oct-18

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Dart signs new AMC during Helitech 2018

Dart signs new AMC during Helitech 2018

As part of DART’s plan to continue to expand in Europe and stay close to customers, DART has been building strong partnerships with key players in the industry. On the first day of Helitech 2018, DART hosted a cocktail reception at its booth and had the pleasure to announce the signing of a new DART… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 22-Oct-18

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Visit Bell at #IACP2018

Visit Bell at #IACP2018

Visit Bell during IACP booth #2001 to speak to a Bell representative about how we are continuing to drive innovation in the law enforcement segment and view Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Bell 429. At Bell, we pride ourselves for being one of the leading aircraft providers for law enforcement agencies around the world including, New York… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 22-Oct-18

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New helicopter hoist will help rescue injured firefighters in Nevada

New helicopter hoist will help rescue injured firefighters in Nevada

The Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) is excited to announce the new addition of an advanced rescue hoist system, which will aid in emergency response and lifesaving rescue efforts primarily for injured wildland firefighters. Hoist extraction is the use of a mechanical retractable cable on which a rescuer is lowered from a hovering helicopter to… Read more »

Source: Nevada Division of Forestry, 22-Oct-18

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Bell and Yamato announce collaboration

Bell and Yamato announce collaboration

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (TYO: 9064) announced their strategic collaboration for the future of civilian aerial logistics. Together they aspire to be a global leader in electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) logistics and plan to do so by collaborating to integrate innovative autonomous unmanned vehicle… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 22-Oct-18

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Dart receives EASA certification for EC130/H130 Cable Cutter System

Dart receives EASA certification for EC130/H130 Cable Cutter System

Just a few days ago, DART received a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification on its EC130/H130 Cable Cutter System. The kit has also been approved by Transport Canada. Combined with the original Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) STC, received at the beginning of August, this allows more than 75% of EC130/H130 operating globally today to retrofit their… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 22-Oct-18

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Enstrom announces 280FX Sale at Helitech 2018

Enstrom announces 280FX Sale at Helitech 2018

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation signed a contract at Helitech International to deliver a new 280FX into France.   The deal is being completed by their dealer, François Gatineau, CEO of Rotor & Aircraft Sarl.   This signing took place on October 17 at the Enstrom booth. This is the last step in the process to bring the Enstrom… Read more »

Source: Enstrom Helicopter Corporation, 22-Oct-18

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1st H125 delivered with BLR FastFin kit

1st H125 delivered with BLR FastFin kit

The first H125 equipped with the “Supplemental Type Certificate” (STC) BLR FastFin directly installed by Airbus on the assembly line was delivered to Heli-Austria. Thanks’ to the partnership signed with BLR Aerospace, Airbus Helicopters is now proposing the BLR FastFin Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System as an option or a retrofit for its H125 aircraft…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-Oct-18

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Dart opens new service center in Amsterdam

Dart opens new service center in Amsterdam

As part of DART’s international expansion and the company’s goal to better serve its customers worldwide, DART is opening a new Repair & Overhaul (R&O) facility in Amsterdam, Netherlands. This is following the opening of the now one-year-old warehouse, located in the outskirts of the city. “Our operations are located close to the Schiphol Airport,… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 22-Oct-18

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HeliOffshore held the 2nd in a series of Human Hazard Analysis workshops

HeliOffshore held the 2nd in a series of Human Hazard Analysis workshops

HeliOffshore recently held the second in a series of Human Hazard Analysis (HHA) workshops intended to discover and devise ways to make the maintenance of helicopters safer by improving processes and the design of components. The workshop, which was held near Milan in Italy from 2-4th October, focused on Leonardo Helicopters’ AW139 aircraft. It brought together product… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 22-Oct-18

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Te Anau Retains Helicopter Base

Te Anau Retains Helicopter Base

The on-call helicopter air ambulance service in Te Anau will remain open thanks to a new operating model. The base in Queenstown will be receiving a new cover, as well as a new and larger helicopter. The South Island will be provided services by Helicopter Emergency Medical Services New Zealand Limited (HEMS) and a joint… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Oct-18

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Airbus to showcase at Euronaval

Airbus to showcase at Euronaval

Airbus will be showcasing a myriad of smart solutions for safer oceans at this year’s Euronaval in Paris from October 23 to 26. The portfolio presented will range from maritime awareness centres, secure seamless communications services, through satellites and related services, to Unmanned Aircraft Systems, aircraft and helicopters. Airbus’ uniquely broad maritime portfolio enables customers… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 19-Oct-18

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Helitech to change name as expo adapts to changing market

Helitech to change name as expo adapts to changing market

As Helitech International closes today at the RAI exhibition centre in Amsterdam, the Helitech name is now disappearing. Initially focusing on the oil industry and first run in Aberdeen in 1986, the original Helitech organisers Spearhead Exhibitions realised they had to evolve to make the event viable. Primarily this meant moving the event to Redhill… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Oct-18

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