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Bristow and Era announce Leadership Team for Combined Company

Bristow and Era announce Leadership Team for Combined Company

Bristow Group and Era Group (NYSE:ERA) announced the new global organization structure and the selection of the executive leadership team that will help create a financially stronger industry leader in offshore helicopter transportation and search and rescue services. The structure and executive appointments will be effective upon the close of the transaction and approval by… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 18-May-20

BladeSense research advances rotor blade health monitoring

BladeSense research advances rotor blade health monitoring

Airbus Helicopters in the UK is exploring future activities to follow on from a four-year research project that has shown strong potential for advancing the state-ofthe-art in measuring deformation of helicopter rotor blades in the rotating frame. The BladeSense project, a £2 million programme supported with a £1 million grant from Innovate UK, via the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-May-20

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Business Aviation welcomes the EC guidelines for restoring connectivity in Europe

Business Aviation welcomes the EC guidelines  for restoring connectivity in Europe

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) welcomes and supports the guidelines published by the European Commission (EC) for the safe resuming of air travel in Europe, highlights that the success of the proposed strategy hinges on a coordinated and non-discriminatory implementation at the national level. The EC has issued guidelines on the progressive restoration of… Read more »

Source: EBAA, 15-May-20

Robinson’s Impact-Resistant Windshields Improve Bird Strike Protection

Robinson’s Impact-Resistant Windshields Improve Bird Strike Protection

Robinson introduces optional impact-resistant windshields for R22, R44, and R66 helicopters to provide protection from bird strikes. Due to the lack of requirements governing small category helicopters, Robinson based the impact-resistant design on FAA requirements governing large transport category helicopters. The new windshields are constructed of tough, energy-absorbing polycarbonate (standard windshields are made of acrylic)… Read more »

Source: Robinson, 15-May-20

Devon Air Ambulance resumes air operations

Devon Air Ambulance resumes air operations

Devon Air Ambulance is resuming air operations today after the successful implementation of several new aviation solutions, which means we can now provide protection for our patients and aircrew against Coronavirus. This is great news for Devon and reflects a huge amount of work that has been carried out by our Helicopter Services and Patient… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 15-May-20

STARS launches $4.2M lottery in Saskatchewan

STARS launches $4.2M lottery in Saskatchewan

The STARS Lottery Saskatchewan launched today across the province, offering ticket purchasers the opportunity to win life-changing prizes while also helping in the fight to save lives. The lottery is STARS’ largest fundraiser in Saskatchewan. The ninth edition offers more than 1,800 prizes, valued at over $4.2 million, including luxury vehicles, dream vacations, cash, electronics, appliances and two stunning,… Read more »

Source: STARS, 15-May-20

UK – Halo Aviation plans new heliport in Plymouth

UK – Halo Aviation plans new heliport in Plymouth

Halo Aviation is behind the plan to create a new heliport at Cattedown, part of the city of Plymouth.  It envisages having about 160 commercial flights a year according to local press.   See initial report and later report reassuring neighbours on safety and noise https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/plymouth-heliport-firm-reassures-neighbours-4132931

Source: Plymouth Herald, 15-May-20

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2020 Board of Directors

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2020 Board of Directors

The Vertical Flight Society, the world’s leading non-profit dedicated to advancing vertical flight, is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for 2020-2021. The following members were elected to the Board’s Executive Committee for the one-year term of July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021: Chair: Edward Hoskin, VP Engineering, Pratt & Whitney Canada (previously… Read more »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 15-May-20

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Onboard Systems 6K Remote Keeperless Cargo Hook & Upgrade Kit Now Available

Onboard Systems 6K Remote Keeperless Cargo Hook & Upgrade Kit Now Available

Onboard Systems International, LLC, a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment announced that it has developed a keeperless version of its 6,000 lb./2,722 kg capacity TALON 6K Remote Cargo Hook, as well as a retrofit kit that will allow operators to convert existing keepered 6K Remote Cargo Hooks to a keeperless configuration as… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 15-May-20

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UK AAIB Bulletin – May 2020

UK AAIB Bulletin – May 2020

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Bell 429 (G-WLTS), un-commanded yaw during Power Assurance Check, Melksham, Wiltshire, 2 January 2019 AW109SP (G-VIVE), aircraft struck power lines during final approach, Robins Farm, Chiddingfold, Surrey, 04 November 2019 Robinson R44 II (G-LLIZ), helicopter rollover,… Read more »

Source: AAIB, 15-May-20

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HeliRussia postponed to the autumn

HeliRussia postponed to the autumn

Practically every industry event from mid March to the end of July – and some beyond – have been postponed or cancelled. HeliRussia is no exception, and this large industry event has postponed its dates to the autumn. Instead of running next week 21-23 May, the “13th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia” it will now… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-May-20

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Rostec hands over first Ansat to Russian Emergencies Ministry

Rostec hands over first Ansat to Russian Emergencies Ministry

Russian Helicopters Holding of Rostec State Corporation delivered the first Ansat for the Russian Emergencies Ministry. The car was transferred to the Foundation for the Development of State Bodies for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Disaster Management (Fund for Civil Defense and Emergencies). The helicopter has already arrived at the disposal of the North-West Aviation Rescue… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 14-May-20

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Law enforcement aviation event APSCON 2020 cancelled

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, APSA is announcing that APSCON 2020, scheduled to take place July 20-25 in Houston, TX, has been cancelled. I’d like to thank those you who responded to the APSCON 2020 Survey.  Your responses were instrumental in the APSA Board of Director’s discussion on the future of the event during… Read more »

Source: APSA, 14-May-20

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Metro delivers refurbished AS350B3s to Buenos Aires police

Metro delivers refurbished AS350B3s to Buenos Aires police

Metro recently delivered two refurbished AS350 B3 aircraft to the Ministry of Security of the Province of Buenos Aires. The refurbishments included mandated 12-year inspections of the aircraft. “This 12-year inspection involved a lot of moving parts and attention to detail, so we’re excited to put this helicopter back into service for the Province of… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 14-May-20

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SPAES creates mounting for Hamilton T1 ventilator in Airbus H145

SPAES creates mounting for Hamilton T1 ventilator in Airbus H145

On request of a customer, SPAES carried out the development, procurement and certification of mounting brackets for the Hamilton T1 on seven Airbus H145 helicopters. After replacing the old ventilators with the Hamilton T1 in the H145 helicopters, a new mount had to be developed because the existing one was not compatible with the newly… Read more »

Source: SPAES, 14-May-20

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Seoul National University Leverages VABS for Accurate Simulation of Helicopter Rotor Blades

Seoul National University Leverages VABS for Accurate Simulation of Helicopter Rotor Blades

AnalySwift, LLC, a provider of efficient high-fidelity modeling software for composites, announced Seoul National University is leveraging its VABS software in the design and analysis work on its Seoul National University Flap (SNUF) Blade. “The university joined AnalySwift’s Academic Partner Program in 2019 and we are excited to follow the work being done on composite… Read more »

Source: AnalySwift, 14-May-20

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UK – Heliair gets bank loan to continue operations through COVID-19

UK – Heliair gets bank loan to continue operations through COVID-19

Business press in the county of Warwickshire reports that Heliair has received loan funding from Barclays Bank to continue its operations during the Covid-19 crisis.  See report

Source: Business Live, 12-May-20

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EHang Applies AAVs in Flood Emergency Response Exercise in China

EHang Applies AAVs in Flood Emergency Response Exercise in China

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced that it participated in a flood emergency response exercise recently organized by the local government in Shaoguan, China. EHang fully demonstrated the efficiency, automation, and centralized management of its AAV technology in an emergency application… Read more »

Source: EHang, 12-May-20

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LMS to Provide Fuel Gauging System for MD 500

LMS to Provide Fuel Gauging System for MD 500

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) recently awarded a contract to Liquid Measurement Systems, Inc. (LMS) to design and qualify a new crash-resistant fuel gauging system for new deliveries of the MD 500 Series of Helicopters with a Certification of Airworthiness after April 5, 2020. The MD 500 Series includes the MD 500E, MD 520N, and MD… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 12-May-20

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Bell Training Academy Continues to Complete Customer Training

Bell Training Academy Continues to Complete Customer Training

Even with limited travel options, the Bell Training Academy remains open and training customers. Barring any travel restrictions by the U.S. State Department on entry into the country, our pilots and instructors continue to offer hands-on flight and maintenance courses that enrich our customers knowledge of flight. To adapt to the current environment, our dedicated… Read more »

Source: Bell, 12-May-20

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Summit Aviation celebrates 60 years

Summit Aviation celebrates 60 years

In 1960, Dwight D. Eisenhower was President of the United States, Johnny Cash played the first of his many free concerts behind bars, and on this day, May 6, 1960, Summit Aviation, the oldest, continuous operating aircraft company in the state of Delaware was founded by Richard “Kip” Dupont. In the sixty years since its… Read more »

Source: Summit Aviation, 12-May-20

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Brazilian exhibition Heli XP rescheduled

Brazilian exhibition Heli XP rescheduled

Our sister organisation Parapex Media maintains a database of over 400 aviation events and conferences, as part of their service to their customers.  Parapex Media specialises in Marketing, PR and Social Media management for the aviation industry. As part of this never-ending work, we have identified that the Brazilian event Heli XP has been moved… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-May-20

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PHI Air Medical establishes air ambulance bases in Meridian, Jackson

PHI Air Medical establishes air ambulance bases in Meridian, Jackson

PHI Air Medical has announced the official opening of two new bases of operations in Meridian and Jackson. See Full Story.

Source: NEWSCENTER ABC 11, 11-May-20

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COVID-19 – Cayman Police monitor lockdown compliance from the skies

COVID-19 – Cayman Police monitor lockdown compliance from the skies

In the air: Helicopter crew watches over Cayman. See Full Story.

Source: cayman compass, 11-May-20

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H+S Aviation Chosen to Support CTS800 Turboshaft Engines

H+S Aviation Chosen to Support CTS800 Turboshaft Engines

H+S Aviation, a Signature Aviation Global Engine Services company, has reached an agreement with Light Helicopter Turbine Engine Company (LHTEC) to provide sole OEM-authorised maintenance, repair and overhaul services for the CTS800 turboshaft engine series at the company’s Portsmouth, UK facility. LHTEC, a joint venture between Rolls-Royce and Honeywell, chose H+S Aviation to assume complete… Read more »

Source: H+S Aviation, 11-May-20

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WAI to Host Virtual Connect Lunch

WAI to Host Virtual Connect Lunch

In lieu of the annual WAI Connect Lunch held at Sun ‘n Fun each year in Lakeland, Florida, Women in Aviation International (WAI), will hold a virtual Connect Event on Friday, May 8 at Noon EDT. Sponsored by Piedmont Airlines, the panel features an impressive lineup of female leaders and role models in aviation, with… Read more »

Source: WAI, 11-May-20

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Garmin® honored with Elite Supplier Award from Korea Aerospace Industries

Garmin® honored with Elite Supplier Award from Korea Aerospace Industries

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced that it was awarded the Elite Supplier Award from Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), LTD. for its support and development of the G5000H™ integrated flight deck on the KUH-1 Surion helicopter. The Elite Supplier Award was presented to Garmin by KAI at its semi-annual Supplier… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 11-May-20

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Avfuel announces 2020 scholarship applications are open

Avfuel announces 2020 scholarship applications are open

Avfuel Corporation announces the 2020 scholarship applications for the 3rd Annual Avfuel Pilot-in-Training Scholarship and 22nd Annual AVTRIP Scholarship are now available at Avfuel.com/Scholarships.

Source: Avfuel, 11-May-20

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Era Group Repurchases Under the Previously Announced Special Stock Repurchase Program

Era Group Repurchases Under the Previously Announced Special Stock Repurchase Program

Era Group Inc. (NYSE:ERA) (“Era”) announced that on April 24, 2020 it repurchased an aggregate of 44,359 shares of its common stock at an average price of $4.23 per share, on April 27, 2020 it repurchased an aggregate of 10,636 shares of its common stock at an average price of $4.31 per share and on… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 08-May-20

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Thuraya Aero Reaches Line-Fit Milestone for Airbus Helicopters

Thuraya Aero Reaches Line-Fit Milestone for Airbus Helicopters

Thuraya, the Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) subsidiary of the UAE-based global satellite company, Yahsat, and SCOTTY Group, a developer of beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) satellite communication solutions based in Austria, have announced that they have secured line-fit offerability for the Thuraya Aero mobile connectivity solution on Airbus H145 and H135 helicopters. For the first time, Airbus customers… Read more »

Source: Thuraya, 08-May-20

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RBI Hawker expands to Australia

RBI Hawker expands to Australia

RBI Hawker Ltd announces they are expanding their world class Helicopter Rotor Blade Repair operation into Australia. The company will operate out of a 1000 square meter facility in north Brisbane. It expects to be operational by the end of Q2 2020. RBI Hawker is expanding its maintenance capabilities into Australia with its world-class helicopter… Read more »

Source: RBI Hawker, 08-May-20

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Boost receives FAA & Canada approvals for Petzl Lezard Helivac Lanyard

Boost receives FAA & Canada approvals for Petzl Lezard Helivac Lanyard

Boost Human External Cargo Systems (Boost Systems – www.boostsystems.ca), the global leader in the provision of the most advanced, certified and compliant Human External Cargo (HEC) Systems, products and services for the rescue, utility, public safety and defense sectors introduces its latest offering, an FAA (STC: SR03681NY) and Transport Canada (STC: SH15-39) Supplemental Type Certified… Read more »

Source: Boost Systems, 08-May-20

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Former head of RAF to be appointed chair of UK CAA

Former head of RAF to be appointed chair of UK CAA

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps had on 7th May 2020 announced the former head of the Royal Air Force, Sir Stephen Hillier, as his preferred candidate to become the new Chair of the UK Civil Aviation Authority. Following an open competition, Sir Stephen was selected by the Transport Secretary as the candidate best suited to lead… Read more »

Source: UK Department of Transport, 08-May-20

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EASA announces winners of first GA safety award

EASA announces winners of first GA safety award

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is pleased to announce the winners of its first General Aviation (GA) Safety Award. The award was launched in April last year at AERO 2019 as part of the Agency’s ongoing commitment to GA. The GA Safety Award recognises the most safety-beneficial smartphone/tablet application for use by GA… Read more »

Source: EASA, 08-May-20

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LCI Helicopters launches $100 Million co-investment vehicle

LCI Helicopters launches $100 Million co-investment vehicle

LCI, a leading helicopter lessor and the aviation division of the Libra Group, has strengthened its leasing platform with the establishment of a new co-investment vehicle with Thora Capital, LLC. and RIVE Private Investment as partners. The transaction covers six Leonardo AW139s and three Airbus H130 helicopters, all of which have long-term, secure debt financing… Read more »

Source: LCI, 07-May-20

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European Business Aviation Association welcomes ADS-B deadline delay

European Business Aviation Association welcomes ADS-B deadline delay

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) warmly welcomed the decision by the European Commission to extend the deadline for ADS-B compliance by six months for business aviation operators. The European Commission (EC) announced it is extending the deadline for ADS-B (see note to editors) equipage in new aircraft by six months, to 7 December 2020,… Read more »

Source: EBAA, 07-May-20

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Bell’s Technology and Innovation Team Has a New Leader

Bell’s Technology and Innovation Team Has a New Leader

At Bell, the Technology and Innovation team is responsible for creating and maturing the latest technologies and concepts to advance Bell’s commercial and military businesses. Their mission is to radically innovate technologies toward novel and coveted vertical lift experiences. And now, we have a new leader. The new engineer guiding this team is Jason Hurst. As… Read more »

Source: Bell, 07-May-20

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The Air Ambulance Service charity predicts £2.2M income shortfall but still has £12M in the bank

The Air Ambulance Service charity predicts £2.2M income shortfall but still has £12M in the bank

[Please also see Editor’s note at the foot of this post] The Air Ambulance Service charity, providing vital support to the NHS frontline, is asking the public to back an urgent appeal to safely reopen its stores which provide the much-needed income to operate its clinical services. Your Local Air Ambulance is currently in the… Read more »

Source: TAAS, 06-May-20

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Airbus partners with Nova Systems

Airbus partners with Nova Systems

Airbus Helicopters and Nova Systems have signed a charter, agreeing to identify future collaborative business opportunities, improve their capabilities through the complementary application of skills, and deliver competitive solutions to the Australian aerospace sector.This announcement builds upon Airbus’ nearly two-decade-long commitment to the Australian economy through the MRH90 Taipan and ARH Tiger programmes, which has… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 06-May-20

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COVID-19 – US Aerial Firefighters prepare for elevated Risk during pandemic

COVID-19 – US Aerial Firefighters prepare for elevated Risk during pandemic

As the 2020 fire season approaches, aerial firefighters are instituting more protective measures for their flight crews and mechanics who may be at higher risk of contracting the coronavirus during a wildland fire operation. “We are in unchartered territory,” said Robin Rogers, Vice-President of Rogers Helicopters in Fresno, California, “although we are following all the… Read more »

Source: AHSAFA, 06-May-20

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Hyundai appoints Bell exec as VP of Urban Air Mobility Division

Hyundai appoints Bell exec as VP of Urban Air Mobility Division

Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) announced it has appointed J. Scott Drennan as Vice President of its Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Division. Drennan will report to Jaiwon Shin, Executive Vice President (EVP) and Head of UAM Division. In this role, Drennan will lead UAM research and development. Prior to joining Hyundai, Drennan spent more than… Read more »

Source: Hyundai, 06-May-20

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ITC-AeroLeasing Continues to Support Air Ambulance Operations

ITC-AeroLeasing Continues to Support Air Ambulance Operations

ITC-AeroLeasing, Inc. (“ITC”) announced the successful completion of a further air ambulance lease deal with a leading air medical transportation company in the United States. The delivery of an additional brand-new Airbus Helicopters H130 demonstrates ITC’s continued support and commitment to humanitarian, government and air ambulance missions in the U.S. and around the World. This… Read more »

Source: ITC-AeroLeasing, 06-May-20

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H135 receives Transport Canada Civil Aviation certification

H135 receives Transport Canada Civil Aviation certification

The latest evolution of the H135 helicopter has received Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) certification. Helionix, the avionics system designed by Airbus offers operators increased mission flexibility and safety. “The H135 has proven itself to be one of the most reliable aircraft on the market”, said Dwayne Charette, President and COO of Airbus Helicopters Canada…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 06-May-20

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Devon Air Ambulance resumes ops – EC135s fitted with separation screens

Devon Air Ambulance resumes ops – EC135s fitted with separation screens

Devon Air Ambulance is today resuming air operations after the successful introduction of several innovative new aviation solutions, which means we can now provide greater protection for our patients and aircrew against Coronavirus. A new separation screen has been installed between the front and rear sections of the aircraft, which partitions-off the pilot cockpit from the patient treatment/paramedic area. Our aircrew will also now be able to use newly designed throat microphones when… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 06-May-20

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COVID-19 – Helijet continues no-charge flights for BC’s Healthcare Responders

COVID-19 – Helijet continues no-charge flights for BC’s Healthcare Responders

Helijet International will continue to offer no-charge flights for BC health care responders travelling on business between Vancouver and Vancouver Island. A trial initiative announced by Helijet on April 1st offered free seats to doctors, nurses or others in the health care sector who need to travel quickly to provide direct patient care, or to… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 06-May-20

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Airlift opens new Tromsø base to support Police

Airlift opens new Tromsø base to support Police

Last Thursday, April 30, Airlift marked the opening of their new base in Tromsø in northern Norway.  The facility has been set up  in connection with the Norwegian Police as an additional preparedness resource. Present to mark the opening were the police chief in Troms police district, Astrid Nilsen, Chief of Staff Morten Pettersen, Minister… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-May-20

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Bell 412EP has been re-contracted in Maiduguri/Nigeria

Bell 412EP has been re-contracted in Maiduguri/Nigeria

We are pleased to announce, that our Bell 412EP D-HAFV has recently been re-contracted for another 2-year period in Maiduguri/Nigeria – this despite the difficult times and restrictions we are faced with. “This achievement optimises the saying ‘when the going gets tough the tough get going’ and I am proud to say that all staff… Read more »

Source: Bell, 05-May-20

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NHV wins AW169 offshore contract from Blackpool UK

NHV wins AW169 offshore contract from Blackpool UK

NHV Group today announced a new long-term contract with Spirit Energy to provide passenger transfer services in support of their East Irish Sea operations. The operations are expected to start in December 2020, and will be based at Blackpool (UK).  The contract is currently flown by Babcock MCS Offshore. Spirit Energy has a group of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-May-20

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COVID-19 – Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance teams up with SECAmb

COVID-19 – Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance teams up with SECAmb

Working in partnership with the NHS and South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb), Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance (KSS) will transfer patients requiring critical care by land, with aircraft being used for the rapid delivery and recovery of the team. See Full Story.

Source: Eastbourne Herald, 04-May-20

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COVID-19 – Drones used to enforce self-isolation rules throughout Israel

COVID-19 –  Drones used to enforce self-isolation rules throughout Israel

Drones in Israel are being used to monitor people in their homes to ensure they aren’t breaking coronavirus self-isolation rules put in place. While it’s great to see the Israeli police utilizing drones, they are raising privacy concerns among the citizens of Israel. See Full Story.

Source: Drone DJ, 04-May-20

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Garmin® TeamX unveils aera® 760

Garmin® TeamX unveils aera® 760

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced the aera® 760, a premium aviation portable that is purpose-built for the pilot and the cockpit. The aera 760 boasts a 7-inch bright, sunlight readable touchscreen display complete with comprehensive chart options in a compact and dedicated portable GPS. Additional features of the aera… Read more »

Source: Garmin®, 04-May-20

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London’s Air Ambulance welcomes four new Trustees

London’s Air Ambulance welcomes four new Trustees

London’s Air Ambulance, the charity that delivers a 24/7 advanced trauma team to critically injured people in London, has strengthened its Board with the appointment of four new Trustees. The new Trustees, Gemma Sherrington, Brigadier Tim Hodgetts, Dr Margot Gosney, and James Thomas together bring a wealth of experience across the charity, military, technology and… Read more »

Source: London’s Air Ambulance, 04-May-20

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Life Link III Receives Part 135 approval for new Minnesota base

Life Link III Receives Part 135 approval for new Minnesota base

Life Link III is pleased to announce that it has been awarded its Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and future plans to open a new air medical helicopter base in Rush City, Minnesota in Summer 2020. Both of these initiatives are moving forward in support of Life Link III’s… Read more »

Source: Life Link III, 04-May-20

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COVID-19 – First HACA flights made under UK Government payment scheme

COVID-19 – First HACA flights made under UK Government payment scheme

Today marks the first flights being made under the Helicopter Assistance to Civil Authorities (HACA) scheme set up by the British Helicopter Association. Two AW109s have this morning flown from the NHS Nightingale Hospital in London to its sister NHS Nightingale Hospital in Sunderland, and will return later in the day. The aircraft are being… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Apr-20

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Boost introduces MD500 Series Human External Cargo System

Boost introduces MD500 Series Human External Cargo System

Boost Human External Cargo Systems (Boost Systems – www.boostsystems.ca), the global leader in the provision of the most advanced, certified and compliant Human External Cargo (HEC) Systems and services for the rescue, utility, public safety and defense sectors introduces its latest offering, a HEC system for the MD500 series helicopter. The system is fully compliant… Read more »

Source: Boost Systems, 30-Apr-20

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NHV opens base in Midden-Zeeland

NHV opens base in Midden-Zeeland

NHV has started its helicopter services in support of Ørsted’s Borssele 1+2 Offshore Wind farm. The flights depart from NHV’s recently installed base in Arnemuiden (Midden-Zeeland) to the Borssele Wind Farm, located 23 kilometres from Westkapelle in front of the Dutch coast. For the Midden-Zeeland operations, NHV has taken delivery of a brand new H145… Read more »

Source: NHV, 30-Apr-20

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance returns to operational duty

Yorkshire Air Ambulance returns to operational duty

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) is delighted to announce that, effective from Saturday 25th April 2020 and in partnership with Yorkshire Ambulance NHS Trust, one of their Air Ambulance helicopters will return to operational duty. The news follows an announcement at the beginning of April when their Doctors and Paramedics were redeployed back to the… Read more »

Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 30-Apr-20

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COVID-19 – North Dakota researchers look for ways drones can help in a pandemic

COVID-19 – North Dakota researchers look for ways drones can help in a pandemic

University and industry researchers in Grand Forks are testing drones for a variety of applications related to the coronavirus pandemic. This drone, photographed on Friday in Grand Forks, has a spray boom attached to sanitize playground equipment. See Full Story.

Source: MPRnews, 29-Apr-20

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Bell’s Journey to Pioneer an Eco-Friendly World

Bell’s Journey to Pioneer an Eco-Friendly World

Ensuring comfortable and peaceful commutes for passengers. Delivering thrilling new experiences that can save time, reduce cost and make life a little easier. This is the future Bell is focused on providing consumers. But what will it do for the planet? With the emergence of electrically-powered aircraft comes the opportunity to explore more non-carbon sources… Read more »

Source: Bell, 29-Apr-20

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UAVOS Completes tests for UAV Delivery Service Humanitarian Relief

UAVOS Completes tests for UAV Delivery Service Humanitarian Relief

UAVOS has successfully tested its cargo delivery UVH-170 unmanned helicopter. The trial aimed to validate a highly automated delivery flight from a vendor to a destination and back, across precisely pre-selected pathways. The flight took 1.7 hours and covered a standoff distance of 62 miles (100 km). Critical humanitarian aid, whose weight was 17,6 lbs… Read more »

Source: UAVOS, 29-Apr-20

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Rendsburg station equipped with EpiShuttle

Rendsburg station equipped with EpiShuttle

As another helicopter of the DRF Luftrettung “Christoph 42” will be equipped with a so-called “EpiShuttle”, a special insulation stretcher, at the end of this week. The medical crews at the station are currently receiving instructions and training on how to use the system safely and practiced. To protect patients and crews, the “Christoph 42”,… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 29-Apr-20

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Helijet Appoints Director of Flight Operations

Helijet Appoints Director of Flight Operations

Daniel Sitnam, President for Helijet International Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Michael Potter (photo: left) as Director of Flight Operations, to be effective May 1, 2020. Michael has held the position of Helijet’s Chief Pilot, Rotary Wing Operations for the past two years, and will now oversee all facets of flight… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 29-Apr-20

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Cornwall Air Ambulance appoints new Chairman

Cornwall Air Ambulance appoints new Chairman

Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust is delighted to announce its new Chairman to lead the Board of Trustees. Mark Carne joined the Board of Trustees earlier in 2020 and has now been elected by his fellow Trustees to become Chairman. Mark brings a wealth of experience and expertise with him, having been the chief executive of… Read more »

Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance, 29-Apr-20

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USHST Issues First “Recommended Practice” Document

USHST Issues First “Recommended Practice” Document

The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) has released an extensive Recommended Practice document which suggests training scenarios that will mitigate risk and improve aviation decision making. The training lesson plans in the document identify and describe numerous fatal helicopter accidents that involve some aspect showing a lack of sound aviation decision making that placed the… Read more »

Source: USHST, 28-Apr-20

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Era Group Repurchases Under the Previously Announced Special Stock Repurchase Program

Era Group Repurchases Under the Previously Announced Special Stock Repurchase Program

Era Group Inc. (NYSE:ERA) (“Era”) announced that on April 21, 2020 it repurchased an aggregate of 54,099 shares of its common stock at an average price of $3.64 per share, on April 22, 2020 it repurchased an aggregate of 46,027 shares of its common stock at an average price of $3.81 per share and on… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 28-Apr-20

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Summit Aviation hire New Director of Maintenance

Summit Aviation hire New Director of Maintenance

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced it has hired Frank Reuter as its new Director of Maintenance, replacing John Bonnell who is retiring after 29 years with the company. A retired Master Sergeant with the United States Army, Mr. Reuter most recently served as the Vice President of Maintenance & Engineering and Director of… Read more »

Source: Greenwich AeroGroup, 28-Apr-20

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Sikorsky announce first S-92A+ upgrade kit customer

Sikorsky announce first S-92A+ upgrade kit customer

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) announces that is has signed an agreement with VIH Aviation Group for four S-92A+™ upgrade kits. VIH Aviation Group Ltd. and its operating company Cougar Helicopters Inc. have been a leading S-92® helicopter customer in Canada since 2004 and now, the first S-92A+ kit customer. The S-92A+ upgrade… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 28-Apr-20

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COVID-19 – Total UK supplies free jet fuel to two UK air ambulance services

COVID-19 – Total UK supplies free jet fuel to two UK air ambulance services

Total UK Limited has announced that it will be supplying free jet fuel to both the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) and the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) during the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure that both services are able to continue carrying out life-saving work. Jet fuel will be provided to the… Read more »

Source: Total UK, 24-Apr-20

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VFS Awards $100,000 in Scholarships

VFS Awards $100,000 in Scholarships

The Vertical Flight Society is pleased to announce its 2020 Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF) scholarship recipients. Scholarships totaling $100,000 are being awarded again this year to 29 of the world’s most talented engineering students interested in vertical flight.   “Since 1977, our Vertical Flight Foundation scholarships have helped inspire generations of students to pursue careers in… Read more »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 24-Apr-20

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Summit Aviation appoints new Director of Maintenance

Summit Aviation appoints new Director of Maintenance

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today it has hired Frank Reuter as its new Director of Maintenance, replacing John Bonnell who is retiring after 29 years with the company.   A retired Master Sergeant with the United States Army, Mr. Reuter most recently served as the Vice President of Maintenance & Engineering and… Read more »

Source: Summit Aviation, 23-Apr-20

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Air Covers wins Queen’s Award

Air Covers wins Queen’s Award

Air Covers Ltd, a leading specialist in the design of bespoke protective covers for the aerospace and marine sector, is proud to have won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade 2020. These Awards are the most prestigious award a UK company can receive. Her Majesty The Queen approves the winners, which recognises companies… Read more »

Source: Air Covers, 22-Apr-20

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COVID-19 – Air Evac Lifeteam now wearing full PPE every flight

COVID-19 – Air Evac Lifeteam now wearing full PPE every flight

As medical industries across the country continue to take the brunt of the covid-19 virus, there’s one specific part of the industry that has been affected that you may not be thinking about. See Full Story. 

Source: WTRF.com, 22-Apr-20

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Bell 525 Relentless Completes Noise Testing Milestone

Bell 525 Relentless Completes Noise Testing Milestone

Everything is calm and quiet at the Buttonwillow Airport in northwest Kern County, California, as the Bell 525 Relentless moves one step closer to becoming the first certified-commercial fly-by-wire helicopter in the market. In the past month, the Bell team completed another stage of flight testing – acoustic signature testing. They conducted the tests at… Read more »

Source: Bell, 22-Apr-20

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EDA launches call for papers on integration of military air capabilities in a changing aviation sector

EDA launches call for papers on integration of military air capabilities in a changing aviation sector

EDA has launched a first call for papers from defence industry, academia and research institutes on the topic of Integration of military air capabilities in a changing context of the civil aviation sector in the framework of EDA’s upcoming Single European Sky Workshops. The purpose of the workshop is to provide industry with a deeper insight into… Read more »

Source: EDA, 22-Apr-20

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DRF reports on 2019 activity

DRF reports on 2019 activity

The crews of the 35 stations in Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein as well as the air ambulance service were alerted a total of 40,738 times in order to provide professional medical help as quickly as possible to seriously ill or injured people. Because: When a life is at stake, every minute counts. The entire fleet of… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 22-Apr-20

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