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Schiebel wins new EMSA maritime contract

Schiebel wins new EMSA maritime contract

1-Apr-2021

Schiebel has won another significant contract with the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). Schiebel, with its CAMCOPTER® S-100, is yet again one of the service providers for EMSA’s Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) operations carrying out ship emission monitoring and general maritime surveillance for EU member states. The scope of this EUR 16.5 million framework... Read more

Bristow reorganises leadership team

Bristow reorganises leadership team

31-Mar-2021Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) today announced changes to its executive leadership team structure that will help the Company capitalize on evolving market conditions and better position Bristow for long-term growth. The changes are effective April 1st, as the Company begins its new fiscal year. “As we continue to make progress on post-merger integration, we... Read more

Opinion – UK HEMS industry faces key operational changes

Opinion – UK HEMS industry faces key operational changes

30-Mar-2021

Now, more than ever, UK HEMS charities are scrutinising their operations and we are likely to see a continued steady move from contracting with commercial helicopter operators to managing the operation in-house. Air ambulance charities have now been established in the UK for over thirty years. Nearly all of them originally developed around a three-way... Read more

VFS Announces 2021 Individual Recipients of Its Prestigious Awards

VFS Announces 2021 Individual Recipients of Its Prestigious Awards

29-Mar-2021Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society announced the 2021 individual recipients of its prestigious awards program. Since the establishment of the VFS awards program in 1944, they have paid tribute to the outstanding leaders of vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft and technology, serving as a catalyst for stimulating technological advances. This year’s winners will be recognized virtually... Read more

Bell cuts ribbon on Manufacturing Technology Center

Bell cuts ribbon on Manufacturing Technology Center

29-Mar-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, celebrated the start of operations at the state-of-the-art Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC) with a small gathering and ribbon cutting ceremony. Bell leaders and employees as well as local North Texas community leaders, including Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, were in attendance. This event marks the next milestone... Read more

Leonardo celebrates 50 years since the maiden flight of the Lynx

Leonardo celebrates 50 years since the maiden flight of the Lynx

29-Mar-2021Source: Leonardo

As the Lynx helicopter celebrates 50 years since its maiden flight, one family celebrates over 100 years of links to Leonardo in Yeovil. In 1915, the Westland Aircraft Works was founded as a division of Petters, in response to government orders for the construction under initial licence of 12 Short Type 184 seaplanes. It was... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance to add six new community landing sites

Devon Air Ambulance to add six new community landing sites

29-Mar-2021Source: Devon Air Ambulance

A new partnership project between Devon Air Ambulance and Torbay Council is set to establish six additional ‘community landing sites’ across Torbay which will help patients facing life-changing or life-threatening injuries and illnesses. These surveyed floodlit sites will enable Devon Air Ambulance to land in the heart of Torbay’s communities during the ‘hours of darkness’... Read more

LCI Launches Helicopter Co-Investment Vehicle with LCM Partners

LCI Launches Helicopter Co-Investment Vehicle with LCM Partners

29-Mar-2021Source: LCI Helicopters

LCI has expanded its aviation leasing, investment and management platform with the formation of a new helicopter co-investment vehicle with LCM Partners. The vehicle has been launched with the initial acquisition of two Leonardo AW109SP helicopters used for emergency medical services. These are some of the most advanced Air Ambulances in the UK and will... Read more

HAI hosts 1st virtual MTB event

HAI hosts 1st virtual MTB event

29-Mar-2021Source: HAI

HAI’s first annual Virtual Manufacturer Technical Briefings (MTBs) were a hit, with more than 1,000 registered participants from more than 55 countries attending the sessions Mar. 22–25, 2021. Normally held in person each year at HAI HELI-EXPO®, the MTBs came to attendees online this year due to the cancellation of the 2021 show. The steady... Read more

Air Ambulance Northern Ireland gets £1 Million boost

Air Ambulance Northern Ireland gets £1 Million boost

29-Mar-2021Source: Air Ambulance Northern Ireland

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced £1 million funding for Air Ambulance Northern Ireland. Making the announcement, Minister Swann said: “Since this service was launched over three and a half years ago, it has become a critical component of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service’s emergency response. “Many people who have had life-changing injuries, and whose... Read more

Air Methods Chief Nursing Officer opens up about Need to Address Clinician Grief

Air Methods Chief Nursing Officer opens up about Need to Address Clinician Grief

29-Mar-2021Source: Air Methods

At Air Methods, we emphasize the importance of taking care of our clinicians who selflessly care for their patients day in and day out. We know what they do isn’t normal. They are constantly exposed to human pain, suffering, and death, which exacts a severe toll over time even as they are conditioned to greet... Read more

ASG sees uptick in aviation recruitment

ASG sees uptick in aviation recruitment

26-Mar-2021Source: ASG

While the past year has been filled with uncertainty in recruiting across almost every industry, Aviation Search Group (ASG) is now seeing such an increased demand for direct-hire recruiting services that they are expanding the number of their professional staff, adding several recruiting professionals early in 2021. Executive Director, Gary Miner, attributes the increase to... Read more

Skeldar V-200 selected in EU “Detect and Avoid” program

Skeldar V-200 selected in EU “Detect and Avoid” program

26-Mar-2021Source: UMS SKELDAR

Europe’s leading provider of Rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platforms, UMS SKELDAR, is celebrating another significant milestone for its flagship SKELDAR V-200 UAV after it was selected to be part of a new European Commission (EC) programme. In December 2020, the EC awarded a contract to the European Detect and Avoid System (EUDAAS) consortium –... Read more

V-22 passes 600,000 fleet hour milestone

V-22 passes 600,000 fleet hour milestone

26-Mar-2021Source: Boeing

The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey has logged more than 600,000 flight-hours, providing continuous customer support to maintain mission readiness and transport critical cargo and personnel. Built by Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Boeing [NYSE: BA], the V-22 fleet has grown to more than 400 aircraft and is operated by the... Read more

Metro Aviation delivers EC145e to Tampa General Hospital

Metro Aviation delivers EC145e to Tampa General Hospital

26-Mar-2021Source: Metro Aviation

Tampa General Hospital is upgrading its fleet of critical care helicopters with the addition of a new Airbus EC145e. The new helicopter provides more cabin space and faster air speeds than their current primary aircraft. “This new medical air transport helicopter is an important part of Tampa General’s Aeromed Program and will play a key... Read more

AirMedCare Network to resume membership sales in North Dakota

AirMedCare Network to resume membership sales in North Dakota

26-Mar-2021Source: AirMedCare Network

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its long-awaited ruling on a challenge to North Dakota Senate Bill 2231, which prohibited the sale and advertisement of AirMedCare Network (AMCN) memberships in the state.In a concise and well-reasoned opinion, the Eighth Circuit held that the State of North Dakota lacks the authority to regulate AMCN memberships.... Read more

London Luton Airport staff to support East Anglian Air Ambulance

London Luton Airport staff to support East Anglian Air Ambulance

26-Mar-2021Source: EAAA

We’re excited to announce a brand new charity partnership in Bedfordshire. Staff at London Luton Airport have chosen to support EAAA over the next three years, alongside Luton Foodbank. As well as fundraising support, we will also benefit from free refuelling and waived landing fees as and when one of our helicopters needs to land at the airport.... Read more

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Announces NVIS FAA STC for UH-60

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Announces NVIS FAA STC for UH-60

26-Mar-2021Source: ASU

Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) in Boise, Idaho, announced today the company obtained a supplemental type certificate (STC) from the FAA for NVIS (Night Vision Imaging System) use on the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. The aircraft, owned by Firehawk Helicopters (Firehawk) with a base also in Boise, will be used for firefighting. “This certification is essential... Read more

Volocopter Publishes Roadmap for UAM in Cities

Volocopter Publishes Roadmap for UAM in Cities

26-Mar-2021Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility, published a white paper “The Roadmap to Scalable Urban Air Mobility” outlining what is needed to operate the full ecosystem enabling urban air mobility. As the first and only electric air taxi developer with Design Organisation Approval by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Volocopter moves swiftly... Read more

Colorado Governor signs off S70 Firehawk acquisition

Colorado Governor signs off S70 Firehawk acquisition

26-Mar-2021Source: Colorado

We are pleased to announce that Governor Polis signed SB21-113-Firefighting Aircraft Wildfire Mgmt And Response, which enables the purchase of a new fire hawk helicopter that can quickly respond to and put out fires before they rage out of control, funds the Colorado Firefighting Air Corps Fund by allocating $38.8 million dollars to a new... Read more

Kaman Composites Wichita announces MH-47 contract

Kaman Composites Wichita announces MH-47 contract

25-Mar-2021Source: Kaman

Kaman Composites – Wichita, Inc., a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced that it has been awarded a contract by Boeing to manufacture the refueling boom assembly for the MH-47 program. The MH-47 is an inflight refuelable version of the CH-47 Chinook helicopter. The boom assemblies will support MH-47 new-build production, as well as MH-47... Read more

Aspirus MedEvac Helicopter to Change Home Base

Aspirus MedEvac Helicopter to Change Home Base

25-Mar-2021Source: Aspirus MedEvac

Aspirus MedEvac critical care transport in early April is moving the home location of its helicopter service from Wausau to Woodruff, Wisconsin. The Aspirus Bell 407 helicopter will reside in a hangar located at Howard Young Medical Center. Around 90 percent of patient volumes come from north of Aspirus Wausau Hospital (AWH),” said Jason Keffeler,... Read more

HyPoint unveils breakthrough hydrogen fuel cell prototype for aviation applications

HyPoint unveils breakthrough hydrogen fuel cell prototype for aviation applications

25-Mar-2021Source: HyPoint

HyPoint, the company developing zero-carbon emission hydrogen fuel cell systems for aviation and urban air mobility, today unveiled the first operable prototype of its breakthrough turbo air-cooled hydrogen fuel cell system. The NASA award-winning fuel cell technology, developed by an international team of engineers, delivers an unprecedented combination of specific power and energy density and... Read more

HAI Statement on March 23 NTSB Hearing

HAI Statement on March 23 NTSB Hearing

25-Mar-2021Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) appreciates and supports the work of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) for their March 23 hearing to ensure the safety of flights for paying passengers in all aircraft. “At HAI we believe that elevating the safety culture of our VTOL industry is a global imperative,” says James Viola, president and... Read more

Bell Becomes First Rotorcraft Customer to Use Sustainable Aviation Fuel for Training

Bell Becomes First Rotorcraft Customer to Use Sustainable Aviation Fuel for Training

25-Mar-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced that it will begin incorporating Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) into all Bell Training Academy (BTA) and customer demonstration fleet aircraft. Bell will be the first rotorcraft customer to receive SAF supply from global aviation fuel supplier, Avfuel Corporation. “Bell is an active supporter of the General... Read more

EBAA sends urgent call to action

EBAA sends urgent call to action

25-Mar-2021Source: EBAA

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) urged EU institutions, European  Member states, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and other vital stakeholders to collaborate closely and develop harmonised rules for the safe reopening of air travel, proposing guidelines that ensure Business aviation’s safe and timely return to operations. In the urgent call ahead of the EU summit... Read more

Keystone Turbine receives Rolls-Royce 2020 Best in Class award

Keystone Turbine receives Rolls-Royce 2020 Best in Class award

25-Mar-2021Source: Keystone Turbine Services

M International, a leading global provider of aftermarket technical; maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and supply chain management services for the aerospace and defense industry, is pleased to announce its subsidiary Keystone Turbine Services (“KTS”) today received the prestigious Rolls-Royce Best in Class award for 2020. This award recognizes significant achievements by Keystone in providing continuous world-class MRO service and support to operators of the M250 gas turbine engine and related components to customers worldwide.  “We are proud to recognize Keystone Turbine Services as this... Read more

Columbia Helicopters Unveils Multi-Mission Helicopter Program

Columbia Helicopters Unveils Multi-Mission Helicopter Program

25-Mar-2021Source: Columbia Helicopters

Columbia Helicopters (Columbia) unveils its Multi-Mission Helicopter Program, featuring the proven Columbia Model 234 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter, developed as a single platform solution to support customers’ multi-mission requirements. “With larger and more intense events taking place with increased frequency around the world, such as fires, floods, hurricanes, and other natural disasters, demand is on the... Read more

NHV wins 6 month Irish offshore contract

NHV wins 6 month Irish offshore contract

24-Mar-2021Source: NHV

NHV Group, a leading provider of B2B helicopter services, today announced a new contract with PSE Kinsale Energy Ltd in support of its decommissioning operations in the Celtic Sea. The transfer flights towards the Stena Spey drilling rig, about 50 km off the south coast of Cork, are expected to start in April 2021 for... Read more

DART Aerospace receives TC Approval for Night Hover Refill Operations

DART Aerospace receives TC Approval for Night Hover Refill Operations

24-Mar-2021Source: DART Aerospace

In partnership with Talon Helicopters, DART Aerospace recently received Transport Canada approval for Talon to perform night hover refill operations with its DART AS365 Fire Attack System (FAS). The approval is the first step in pursuing a full FAA STC update to allow night vision goggles (NVG) aided and unaided night hover refill operations on... Read more

London’s Air Ambulance PRU shortlisted for award

London’s Air Ambulance PRU shortlisted for award

24-Mar-2021Source: London Air Ambulance

We are delighted to announce that our Physician Response Unit (PRU) has been shortlisted for Urgent and Emergency Care Initiative of the Year at the HSJ Value Awards 2021. This recognises the outstanding dedication the PRU has given to making things better across their organisation during an extremely challenging year for the NHS. The judging... Read more

NBAA and Others Oppose Legislation That Would Hobble NYC’s Helicopter Industry

NBAA and Others Oppose Legislation That Would Hobble NYC’s Helicopter Industry

24-Mar-2021Source: NBAA

NBAA has joined with five general aviation associations in opposition to two New York City bills that would severely restrict helicopter operations in the city. Following a hearing before the City Council Committee on Economic Development, the general aviation advocacy groups sent a letter setting out their opposition to the two bills, while also expressing... Read more

Coldstream Helicopters buys four AS332Ls for $2.75M

Coldstream Helicopters buys four AS332Ls for $2.75M

23-Mar-2021Source: HeliHub.com

The Mexican Air Force has been trying to sell a number of Government aircraft for some years, and recently held the next attempt with an auction that closed on 4th March. In the sale were 19 aircraft, including six fixed wing – two Boeings, two Learjet 31s and two light Cessna twins. The other 13... Read more

HAI Members Select New Directors for Board

HAI Members Select New Directors for Board

23-Mar-2021Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that the organization’s members elected two new members to the HAI Board of Directors on Monday, Mar. 22, 2021. Both new members will serve a three-year term beginning Jul. 1, 2021. Elected this year were Brian Jorgenson of Timberline Helicopters, Inc., Sandpoint, Idaho; and Rick Kenin of... Read more

Bristow becomes first UK operator to achieve Part CAMO certification

Bristow becomes first UK operator to achieve Part CAMO certification

23-Mar-2021Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) is the first helicopter operator in the UK to achieve a new mandatory international aviation safety standard designed to ensure the airworthiness of its aircraft, underscoring the Company’s commitment to safety and industry leadership. Bristow was notified it officially achieved the certification – Continued Airworthiness Management Organisation certification (known as... Read more

International Aviation Marketing appoints European Director

International Aviation Marketing appoints European Director

23-Mar-2021Source: International Aviation Marketing

International Aviation Marketing (IAM), a global leader in aircraft sales, has announced the addition of Guillaume Guehenneux as Commercial Director to their Sales and Business Development team for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Based in Paris, France, Guillaume is a helicopter market expert with over 20 years of experience in customer support,... Read more

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance receives £200K donation

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance receives £200K donation

23-Mar-2021Source: Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance

Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have helped fund over 300 time-critical missions for Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance. SCAA has been supported by a total of £750,000 thanks to players in recent years. And, with an average mission costing £2,500, players of the popular lottery have helped save and improve hundreds of lives throughout Scotland. People’s Postcode... Read more

Survitec unveils face covering with anti-viral properties for rig flights

Survitec unveils face covering with anti-viral properties for rig flights

23-Mar-2021Source: Survitec

Global safety solutions leader Survitec has unveiled a new face covering with protective features designed to reduce the spread of viral and bacterial infection, helping maritime workers more confidently follow social distancing rules. Developed in cooperation with oil majors and asset owners, Survitec Protect 360 is a hydrophilic snood-type face covering that incorporates Polygiene ViralOff®,... Read more

Leonardo UK mark major milestone for iAero Centre

Leonardo UK mark major milestone for iAero Centre

22-Mar-2021Source: Leonardo

The iAero Centre, a cutting-edge aerospace innovation facility in Yeovil, is flying high with completion of construction work and the start of the centre’s fit-out. Somerset County Council has worked with a range of partners to develop the iAero Centre which will provide high-quality workspace and specialist support services to facilitate collaboration and innovation amongst... Read more

Airbus proposes new heat resistance solution for H135 tail drive shaft fairing

Airbus proposes new heat resistance solution for H135 tail drive shaft fairing

22-Mar-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

As part of the product improvement programme for its light twin engine H135 aircraft, Airbus Helicopters is proposing a new heat resistance solution for the tail drive shaft (TDS) fairing, while improving its reliability and reducing maintenance costs. This new TDS fairing, available on all EC135 variants, is made of material that prevents thermal deformation... Read more

Eagle Copters partnered with Airbus H125 to support Calgary Police HAWCS

Eagle Copters partnered with Airbus H125 to support Calgary Police HAWCS

22-Mar-2021Source: Eagle Copters

Within the past year, Eagle Copters Ltd. have delivered two fully customized new Airbus H125 helicopters for the Calgary Police Services Air Support Unit (CPS). Working in conjunction with CPS and Airbus, the highly configured “HAWCS” have being servicing Calgary’s public safety needs since September 2020. “On behalf of Calgary Police Service Air Support Unit... Read more

Air Methods Launches Amped Podcast to Elevate Critical Care Conversations

Air Methods Launches Amped Podcast to Elevate Critical Care Conversations

22-Mar-2021Source: Air Methods

Air Methods announced the launch of their Air Methods Prehospital Education (“AMPED”) podcast, which is designed for prehospital and in-hospital care providers and sheds light on the unique and challenging clinical scenarios faced by our emergency medical crews. “Medicine is an ongoing educational and evolutionary process,” said Joe Hill, RN, clinical director for Air Methods... Read more

Municipal Hail makes second $1M gift to STARS

Municipal Hail makes second $1M gift to STARS

22-Mar-2021Source: STARS

History repeated itself last week when Saskatchewan Municipal Hail Insurance (SMHI) announced a second gift of $1 million to support the missions of STARS air ambulance in the province. The announcement was made during the virtual annual convention of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities – the same venue in which the producer led, Saskatchewan-based... Read more

Christoph Regensburg flies with blood and plasma reserves

Christoph Regensburg flies with blood and plasma reserves

22-Mar-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

From March 1st, the rescue helicopter “Christoph Regensburg”, located at the University Clinic Regensburg (UKR), will in future always carry blood and plasma reserves with him in order to be able to help patients in critical condition even better, and above all earlier . The importance of quick provision in an emergency becomes particularly clear in... Read more

Hill Helicopters unveils online configurator and options list for new HX50

Hill Helicopters unveils online configurator and options list for new HX50

18-Mar-2021

Hill Helicopters today unveils an advanced online aircraft configurator tool for the reimagined HX50 luxury turbine private helicopter. The configurator allows discerning customers to fully visualize their personalized aircraft, choosing customizations from paint color and finish to options supporting a variety of operations and environments. “We designed HX50 to be an aerial grand tourer, complete... Read more

Crescent Point Energy makes new $1.5M donation to STARS

Crescent Point Energy makes new $1.5M donation to STARS

18-Mar-2021Source: STARS

STARS’ critical care operations have been given a significant lift, thanks to a recent gift of $1.5 million from Calgary-based oil producer Crescent Point Energy. The announcement was made online at the PSAC STARS and Spurs Safe@Home Gala on Feb. 27 and renews a partnership between Crescent Point and STARS that began nearly ten years... Read more

Airbus partners with Draken for UK SAR contract bid

Airbus partners with Draken for UK SAR contract bid

17-Mar-2021Source: Airbus

Airbus is teaming with Draken Europe to address the UK Maritime Coastguard Agency’s (MCA) requirement for the Second Generation Search and Rescue (UKSAR2G) service. Airbus and Draken present a UK-based partnership demonstrating an extensive track record in delivering critical Search and Rescue services around the world, an ethos of technological advancement and innovation combined with... Read more

EHang partners with Giancarlo Zema Design Group for Italian Vertiport

EHang partners with Giancarlo Zema Design Group for Italian Vertiport

17-Mar-2021Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company announced to partner with an Italian architecture firm Giancarlo Zema Design Group (GZDG) to extend its air mobility solutions in the EU. With EHang’s passenger-grade AAV technologies and air mobility solutions, GZDG has designed and will... Read more

New England Air Museum to host Sikorsky Innovations presentation

New England Air Museum to host Sikorsky Innovations presentation

17-Mar-2021Source: New England Air Museum

What is the future of flight and how will we get there? Jonathan Hartman shares how the advanced technology arm of Sikorsky has been reinventing the helicopter over the last ten years and provides a sneak peek of what the next decade might look like, including how these trends impact one of the world’s largest... Read more

DRF puts first five-blade H145 into service

DRF puts first five-blade H145 into service

17-Mar-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

On March 8, 2021, DRF Luftrettung puts the first H145 helicopter with a five-blade rotor in Germany in the rescue service at the Stuttgart station; today the machine was transferred to the station. Compared to its predecessor, the helicopter is lighter and therefore offers a higher possible payload with the same performance. In addition, the... Read more

HAI Welcomes Congressional Passage of The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

HAI Welcomes Congressional Passage of The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

17-Mar-2021Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) welcomes the passage of H.R. 1319, The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The $1.9 trillion pandemic aid package includes several key provisions that provide targeted relief to the aviation industry. The relief package features a new, $3 billion payroll support program for aviation manufacturers that would help prevent involuntary furloughs... Read more

Lebanese Air Force completes first MD Helicopters training class

Lebanese Air Force completes first MD Helicopters training class

17-Mar-2021Source: MD Helicopters

The Lebanese Air Force successfully completed their first training class at MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) Flight Training Academy. This was the first of three classes that included pilots, maintainers, and armament personnel, which took place in Mesa, Arizona, and an off-site location for gunnery training. Utilizing the Lebanese Air Force’s MD 530Fs for the training... Read more

CHC Partners with Shell and Leonardo to implement H-TAWS

CHC Partners with Shell and Leonardo to implement H-TAWS

17-Mar-2021Source: CHC

CHC Group—a global leader in helicopter services and maintenance, repair and overhaul provision—announces it has partnered with Shell Brasil and Leonardo Helicopters to launch the first global implementation of Leonardo’s Enhanced Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System (H-TAWS) on the CHC AW139 fleet operating in Campos, Brasil for Shell. Committed to aviation safety leadership, Shell... Read more

Kaman Delivers New K-MAX® to Black Tusk Helicopter

Kaman Delivers New K-MAX® to Black Tusk Helicopter

16-Mar-2021Source: Kaman

Kaman Air Vehicles, a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced it delivered a new medium-to-heavy lift K-MAX® helicopter to Black Tusk Helicopter Inc. of Squamish, BC, Canada. Black Tusk performs various external lift projects of every scale, ranging from aerial timber harvesting, ski tower setting, firefighting, and hydroelectric projects. “Black Tusk is a highly respected operator... Read more

HAI and ERHC defend NYC heliports, support AAM

HAI and ERHC defend NYC heliports, support AAM

16-Mar-2021Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) joined the Eastern Region Helicopter Council (ERHC) and several national and international general aviation organizations on a letter to members of the New York City Council following a recent committee hearing where three bills with major implications for the city’s public use heliports and future advanced air mobility (AAM) opportunities were... Read more

Airbus has sums up the results of commercial activity in Russia in 2020

Airbus has sums up the results of commercial activity in Russia in 2020

16-Mar-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

In 2020, Airbus Helicopters signed contracts for the supply of helicopters with 19 customers. Orders were placed for the popular single-engine H125 and H130 helicopters, as well as the twin-engine world bestsellers H135 and H145. Among other things, the company received the first order from a Russian client for the newest ACH145 helicopter with an... Read more

10th AW101 AWSAR successfully delivered to Norway

10th AW101 AWSAR successfully delivered to Norway

16-Mar-2021Source: Leonardo

Despite the challenges posed by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Leonardo has successfully delivered the tenth AW101 All-Weather Search and Rescue (AWSAR) helicopter to the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security. The remaining six aircraft out of 16 are currently being assembled, integrated and tested at Leonardo’s site in Yeovil, UK. The 330 squadron of... Read more

Worcestershire Royal Hospital redevelopment includes new helipad

Worcestershire Royal Hospital redevelopment includes new helipad

15-Mar-2021Source: NHS

Plans to transform urgent and emergency care services at Worcestershire Royal Hospital could see a relocation and expansion of the hospital’s Emergency Department and the creation of an ‘emergency village’ hosting a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services. The plans are being drawn up following the offer of an additional £15 million central funding... Read more

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance to hold virtual Air Base tour

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance to hold virtual Air Base tour

15-Mar-2021Source: Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance is offering members of the public a behind the scenes tour of its Airbase, followed by a Q&A session on Tuesday 23rd March at 2pm. Supporters and newcomers to the Charity will have the opportunity to engage in a live Q&A session with one of the Charity’s HEMS... Read more

Caverton goes live on Ramco MRO software

Caverton goes live on Ramco MRO software

15-Mar-2021Source: Ramco Systems

Global aviation software provider Ramco Systems announced that it has gone live at Caverton Helicopters Limited, a Nigerian aerospace company serving the Nigerian and West African offshore oil and gas industry and other business sectors, with its Aviation M&E MRO Suite V5.8, thereby integrating and digitally transforming Caverton Helicopters’ business processes. With modules for Engineering... Read more

Alaska DPS increases readiness by adding pilots

Alaska DPS increases readiness by adding pilots

15-Mar-2021Source: Alaska Department of Public Safety

This year the Alaska Department of Public Safety has hired two additional full-time commercial helicopter pilots to bring both the Anchorage and Fairbanks-based advanced search-and-rescue helicopters up to full staffing. These new civilian pilots will allow for seven days a week daylight coverage for both HELO2 in Fairbanks and HELO3 in Anchorage starting this summer.... Read more

Aero Products appointed Bell 505 maintenance facility

Aero Products appointed Bell 505 maintenance facility

15-Mar-2021Source: Aero Products

Much like all of you, Aero Products is looking forward to 2021. Hopefully, the worst of the pandemic is behind us and we can focus on a brighter future. For Aero Products that means expanding their capabilities. Hence, Aero Products is proud to announce they are now a Bell Helicopter 505 maintenance facility. The 505... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance starts using handheld ultrasound device

East Anglian Air Ambulance starts using handheld ultrasound device

15-Mar-2021Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) is now using an innovative handheld ultrasound device, the Butterfly iQTM, on every mission following a successful trial, meaning scans can be done mid-air and information quickly relayed to emergency teams on standby, speeding up treatments. The smartphone-connected, point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) device can look deep within internal organs for signs of... Read more

HAI Names Salute to Excellence Pilot of the Year

HAI Names Salute to Excellence Pilot of the Year

15-Mar-2021Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 pilot LCDR Robert McCabe is the 2021 recipient of the association’s Pilot of the Year Award. The award recognizes an outstanding single feat performed by a helicopter pilot during the year or extraordinary professionalism over a period of time. This award is sponsored... Read more

WAI Concludes Successful First Virtual Conference

WAI Concludes Successful First Virtual Conference

15-Mar-2021Source: WAI

The 32nd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference accomplished its goal to Connect. Engage. Inspire. during WAI’s first virtual conference on March 11-12, 2021. “We made the decision last fall – for the safety of all our attendees during the pandemic – to take our annual gathering to an all-virtual platform with the goal of... Read more

Rick Kenin Nominated for HAI Board

Rick Kenin Nominated for HAI Board

15-Mar-2021Source: Rick Kenin

Rick Kenin, the COO of Boston MedFlight is honored to be nominated for the Helicopter Association International Board of Directors.  Kenin is recognized worldwide as a leader in helicopter operations and safety.  Under Kenin’s leadership, the Boston MedFlight team was recognized numerous times for outstanding service including the HAI Salute to Excellence Award for Helicopter... Read more

Apache terminate Bristow North Sea contract before it completes

Apache terminate Bristow North Sea contract before it completes

12-Mar-2021Source: HeliHub.com

HeliHub.com understands that Apache Corporation have invoked a 120-day termination clause on Bristow Helicopters for their contract to provide helicopters between Aberdeen and the Forties and Beryl fields. In this unusual move, Bristow will have flown 75% of the original five year contract, which started in September 2017. It also puts offshore operators on warning... Read more

Work Begins On Midlands Air Ambulance New Airbase and Headquarters

Work Begins On Midlands Air Ambulance New Airbase and Headquarters

12-Mar-2021Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

Wednesday 3rd March was a momentous day for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, as the first spade entered the ground to mark the start in construction of our new airbase and charity headquarters on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border. The turf cutting event, in partnership with main contractor, Morris Property, signified the steps being taken to future-proof the... Read more

Airbus improves H125/H130 main rotor actuator

Airbus improves H125/H130 main rotor actuator

12-Mar-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

In the frame of maintenance programme improvements for its light single-engine helicopter range, Airbus Helicopters has continued to improve the maturity of the hydraulic main rotor actuator (MRA) from its supplier, Novintec, while improving its reliability and reducing maintenance costs. This improvement, available for AS350B3/B3e with double hydraulic and EC130 B4/T2 aircraft, consists of an improvement to... Read more

Rotortrade announce 2020 results

Rotortrade announce 2020 results

12-Mar-2021Source: Rotortrade

ROTORTRADE reports sustained 2020 results, confirms its business model in the face of the pandemic and pursues active global development. Rotortrade, a leading international distributor of helicopters announces healthy results for 2020 reaching 27 bookings within the 12 month period only 3 less than 2019. “While slightly below our targets set pre-Covid, we are very... Read more

HAI names Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award

HAI names Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award

12-Mar-2021Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Michael Hynes, a 65-year veteran of the aviation industry, is the 2021 recipient of the association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The award, sponsored by Bell, salutes excellence in management and leadership and is granted to an individual for long and significant service to the international helicopter community. An... Read more

Milestone to be transferred from GECAS to AerCap

Milestone to be transferred from GECAS to AerCap

12-Mar-2021Source: GE

GE (NYSE:GE) announced an agreement to combine its GE Capital Aviation Services business (“GECAS”) with AerCap Holdings N.V. (“AerCap”). GE Chairman and CEO H. Lawrence Culp, Jr. said, “Today marks GE’s transformation to a more focused, simpler, and stronger industrial company. Coupled with our continuing efforts to strengthen GE’s performance, operations, and culture, this deal... Read more

AW109 Trekker enters Indonesia

AW109 Trekker enters Indonesia

12-Mar-2021Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced today the delivery of an AW109 Trekker light twin to FlyKomala of Indonesia, marking the entrance of the type into the country’s helicopter market. The aircraft will be used by the operator to carry out a range of missions including passenger transport, utility transport, disaster relief, and emergency support duties. FlyKomala will benefit... Read more

Air Ambulance launches new helicopter fleet

Air Ambulance launches new helicopter fleet

12-Mar-2021Source: The Air Ambulance Service

The critical, lifesaving work of The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS) will be enhanced through the launch of two new, state-of-the-art helicopters that will enable the charity to continue its important work in supporting the NHS frontline across the Midlands. The launch represents a substantial investment of more than £30million by the charity over the next... Read more

Aerial Fire Fighting Europe 2021 moves to new dates in October

Aerial Fire Fighting Europe 2021 moves to new dates in October

12-Mar-2021Source: Tangent Link

The challenging year of 2020 has identified that international cross border cooperation related to the prevention of and the response to wildfires is more important than ever. With landscape firefighting missions moving through Europe, there’s no surprise that the pan-European rescEU Commission has recently received a significant investment boost to expand its aerial firefighting capability.... Read more

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