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CHC Safety & Quality Summit Session Schedule Now Available

CHC Safety & Quality Summit Session Schedule Now Available

CHC Helicopter today officially released the completed schedule and lineup of speakers for the 2019 CHC Safety & Quality Summit taking place this October 1-3 at the Omni Dallas Hotel. Session topics will focus this year’s Summit theme: “Shining a Light on Safety: Are We Looking in the Right Places?” The final schedule is available at… Read more »

Source: CHC, 26-Jul-19

CHC Announces Resignation of CEO

CHC Announces Resignation of CEO

CHC Group today announced that President and Chief Executive Officer CEO) Karl Fessenden has resigned to accept an opportunity outside of the oil and gas industry effective August 2. Dave Balevic, Senior Vice President of Engineering & Operations, will assume the role of interim CEO. The Board has begun a search for Mr. Fessenden’s successor…. Read more »

Source: CHC, 25-Jul-19

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DRF Air Rescue uses advanced invasive emergency techniques

DRF Air Rescue uses advanced invasive emergency techniques

Penetrating injuries of the thorax or upper abdomen, the so-called “cardiac box” are an acute vital threat due to hemorrhage and pericardial tamponade. Therefore, on-site measures to secure vital signs are necessary. The DRF Luftrettung has trained the entire medical team of the station in Mannheim at Heidelberg University Hospital: All emergency physicians and emergency… Read more »

25-Jul-19

Airbus scores first ACH160 order in Southeast Asia

Airbus scores first ACH160 order in Southeast Asia

Airbus Helicopters has secured an ACH160 order from an undisclosed new customer in the Philippines, launching this new model in the Southeast Asia and Pacific region. It will be used for private and business flights within the Philippines archipelago. This aircraft will feature the ACH160 Exclusive version highlighting two wide hinged doors and electrical footsteps… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 24-Jul-19

Schiebel CAMCOPTER® to perform Coast Guard Services

Schiebel CAMCOPTER® to perform Coast Guard Services

The Maritime Safety Directorate of the Ministry of Sea, Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Croatia issued the first mobilization request to the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) for CAMCOPTER® S-100 maritime surveillance services. Starting in the summer of 2019, the service provision for Croatia will assist in maritime Coast Guard functions such as… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 24-Jul-19

LA County Sheriff buys a AS350 crash-resistant fuel tank

LA County Sheriff buys a AS350 crash-resistant fuel tank

StandardAero has received another order for its highly successful AS350/EC130 crash-resistant fuel tank (CRFT), developed in cooperation with Robertson Fuel Systems, this time from one of the nation’s most recognizable public safety helicopter operators, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD). The initial order is for one CRFT, as the LASD prepares to progressively upgrade… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 24-Jul-19

DHSC awards £10 million to UK air ambulance charities

DHSC awards £10 million to UK air ambulance charities

Back in February, air ambulances across the UK were invited to bid for a share of up to £2 million from a £10 million funding grant supplied by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). And the DHSC has now revealed the nine charities that are to receive a portion of the grant Of… Read more »

Source: DHSC, 24-Jul-19

Metro Aviation signs an agreement with Kopter

Metro Aviation signs an agreement with Kopter

Metro Aviation and Kopter signed an MOA (Memorandum of Agreement) formally recording Metro Aviation’s intent to purchase and take delivery of five (5) SH09 helicopters following FAA certification. Metro Aviation has evaluated and selected the SH09 due to its twin-engine cabin volume for a single-engine price tag and low operating costs while offering best-inclass speed,… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 24-Jul-19

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Robinson Opens Dedicated MRO Facility

Robinson Opens Dedicated MRO Facility

On 12 July 2019 Robinson Helicopter Company expanded its FAA/EASA approved Repair Station by opening a stand-alone 37,000 square foot facility dedicated to repairs and overhauls. Completed in approximately 18 months, the facility was designed to streamline the repair, inspection, and overhaul process. As the size of the Robinson fleet (12,000+) grows, the demand for… Read more »

Source: Robinson, 23-Jul-19

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Christoph 47 with blood and plasma preserves in use

Christoph 47 with blood and plasma preserves in use

The helicopter of the DRF Luftrettung of the Greifswald station is the first in Germany to not only carry blood but also plasma in its operations. Together, the DRF Luftrettung and the University Medical Center Greifswald have succeeded in establishing a scientifically proven procedure that enables the rapid transport of blood products by helicopter. This… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 23-Jul-19

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Cornwall Air Ambulance to receive Government grant

Cornwall Air Ambulance to receive Government grant

Cornwall Air Ambulance is set to receive a one-off grant from the Government to help reach more patients in need across Cornwall. The charity has been awarded £1,397,700 following an announcement earlier this year from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, that the Government would be making £10 million available to support the funding of capital… Read more »

Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance, 23-Jul-19

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LCI successfully closed a new asset-backed helicopter facility

LCI successfully closed a new asset-backed helicopter facility

Lease Corporation International (LCI),a leading helicopter lessor and the aviation division of the Libra Group, has successfully closed a new asset-backed helicopter facility in excess of US$135 million with a syndicate of five banks led by CIT Group Inc. as agent. The new facility, which has been agreed with CIT, National Westminster Bank Plc, National… Read more »

Source: LCI, 23-Jul-19

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Oklahoma City Police buy two AS350 crash-resistant fuel tanks

Oklahoma City Police buy two AS350 crash-resistant fuel tanks

StandardAero and Robertson Fuel Systems have recently delivered two of their AS350/EC130 crash-resistant fuel tanks (CRFT) to Hangar One Avionics, which will soon be installed on the Oklahoma City Police Department’s (OKCPD) AS350 B3e (H125) helicopters. The OKCPD received budget approval in May 2018 to purchase crashworthy fuel systems for their two AS350 helicopters and… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 23-Jul-19

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DART Aerospace’s E-Commerce Website Now Available Globally

DART Aerospace’s E-Commerce Website Now Available Globally

DART Aerospace is proud to announce that its e-commerce site is now available globally. With over 4,500 products to offer, DART’s comprehensive website allows online purchasing 24 hours a day and seven days a week, making it easier than ever for clients to shop for any of their aircraft parts needs online. The DART Aerospace… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospce, 22-Jul-19

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Life Flight Network Announces Partnership with WhidbeyHealth

Life Flight Network Announces Partnership with WhidbeyHealth

Life Flight Network, the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States, is partnering with WhidbeyHealth Medical Center to open a new base in Island County, Washington. The base will be operational in late summer 2019. The 24/7 air medical helicopter, pilot and medical crew, will be based on location at WhidbeyHealth Medical… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 22-Jul-19

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Sikorsky Awarded Patent for Rotor Vector

Sikorsky Awarded Patent for Rotor Vector

A method and system for vector limiting of a rotor control volume for a helicopter with one or more controllers configured to issue a displacement command during a flight maneuver and a computer operably connected to the one or more controllers and configured to receive signals with a processor indicative of a displacement command for… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 22-Jul-19

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DRF Luftrettung promotes research by Unimedizin Greifswald

DRF Luftrettung promotes research by Unimedizin Greifswald

The DRF Luftrettung promotes an innovative research project of the University Medical Center Greifswald with 15,000 euros. In order to optimally carry blood products in the rescue helicopter in the future and to be able to use them directly at the place of work, the project will investigate possible effects on the canned goods through… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 22-Jul-19

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Guardian Mobility teases its dual mode flight tracking system

Guardian Mobility teases its dual mode flight tracking system

Guardian Mobility recently announced plans to roll out a new variant of its G4 flight tracking product with dual mode (Satellite and Cellular) capabilities. Guardian Mobility Business Development Manager Ken Stewart confirmed the company is testing a system that could benefit operators with metropolitan-bound missions. Metro Aviation announced the acquisition of Guardian Mobility during Heli-Expo… Read more »

Source: Guardian Mobility, 22-Jul-19

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CHC and USC to Offer Aviation Safety Certificate

CHC and USC to Offer Aviation Safety Certificate

 CHC Helicopter has announced that participants in the 15th annual CHC Safety & Quality Summit, which will be held October 1-3, 2019 at the Omni Dallas Hotel, will have the opportunity to win complimentary tuition to five courses that fulfill the requirements for the University of Southern California (USC) Aviation Safety and Security Program. The… Read more »

Source: CHC, 22-Jul-19

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AE Industrial Partners to Acquire Columbia Helicopters

AE Industrial Partners to Acquire Columbia Helicopters

AE Industrial Partners, LP (“AEI”), a private equity firm specializing in Aerospace, Defense & Government Services, Power Generation, and Specialty Industrial markets, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Columbia Helicopters (“Columbia” or the “Company”), a leading provider of heavy-lift rotorcraft services with extensive manufacturing and MRO capabilities. Columbia’s CEO Steve Bandy… Read more »

Source: Columbia Helicopters, 22-Jul-19

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Kaman Opens New Helicopter Customer Service Center

Kaman Opens New Helicopter Customer Service Center

Kaman Aerospace (Kaman), the Aerospace segment of Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN), announced that it has opened a new customer service center to support both its K-MAX® and SH-2 Super Seasprite customers and inaugurated a K-MAX® Flight Training Device (FTD). The new facility is located on Kaman’s Bloomfield, Connecticut campus and replaces and consolidates legacy Kaman… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 22-Jul-19

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Airbus develops its presence in Italy

Airbus develops its presence in Italy

Airbus Helicopters has strengthened its footprint in Italy with the acquisition of its distributor and 50-year partner Aersud Elicotteri. Headquartered in the North of Italy, near the city of Verona, Aersud has played a key role in the development of the country’s helicopter market. It has successfully increased Airbus Helicopters’ market share in Italy, particularly… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-Jul-19

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TH-119 obtains FAA IFR certification

TH-119 obtains FAA IFR certification

Leonardo announced that its TH-119 helicopter received IFR supplemental type certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The TH-119 is the only single engine helicopter in decades to meet current IFR requirements, allowing pilots to operate the aircraft safely in low visibility and challenging weather conditions, thanks to advanced avionics by Genesys Aerosystems and redundant… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 22-Jul-19

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FlightSafety appoints Executive Director of Operations

FlightSafety appoints Executive Director of Operations

FlightSafety International announces that Suren Meras has been promoted to Executive Director, Operations for the company’s global network of business and commercial aviation Learning Centers.  Suren’s responsibilities include pilot, maintenance, cabin safety, dispatch and instructor training as well as customer support, courseware development and simulator operations. “Suren’s thorough understanding of FlightSafety’s training programs, his focus… Read more »

18-Jul-19

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Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Named ‘Best Tour Company’ in Hawaii

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Named ‘Best Tour Company’ in Hawaii

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, Hawaii’s air-tour leader, has been recognized as the winner of “Best Tour Company in Hawaii” by USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Quentin Koch, President and General Manager of Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, said of the honor, “I believe we are #1 because we have the very best pilots, staff and equipment, and… Read more »

Source: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, 18-Jul-19

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance to receive £1.5M grant towards £4M hangar

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance to receive £1.5M grant towards £4M hangar

In his Budget Statement last Autumn Phillip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced that the Government would be making £10 million available to support the funding of capital projects for the 18 air ambulance charities in England. Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) applied for £1.5 million, and following an announcement on Friday 28th June… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 18-Jul-19

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Aviation Blade Services Joins First Aviation Services Family

Aviation Blade Services Joins First Aviation Services Family

Aviation Blade Services, Inc., a worldwide leader in helicopter rotor blade repair, overhaul and modification, announced that it has been acquired by First Aviation Services Inc., a leader in component maintenance, repair and overhaul for military, corporate and regional aircraft. Aviation Blade Services (ABS), based in Kissimmee, Florida, is best known for its expertise in… Read more »

Source: First Aviation Services, 18-Jul-19

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Rusada unveils new Technical Publications module for ENVISION

Rusada unveils new Technical Publications module for ENVISION

Rusada, the global aviation software provider, has announced the newest module for its MRO & Flight Operations solution ENVISION. Technical Publications can be used by aircraft operators and MRO’s to integrate their library of documents into ENVISION, thereby creating live, digital versions of these essential resources. A key feature of the module is the digitization… Read more »

Source: Rusada, 18-Jul-19

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US accident data heading for worst year in over a decade

US accident data heading for worst year in over a decade

With half of 2019 completed and another six months to go, the U.S. helicopter industry is experiencing a year of tragic accidents with too many lives being lost. To stem the surge of fatal accidents, the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) is calling on helicopter operators, pilots, instructors and mechanics to rely on safety basics… Read more »

Source: USHST, 18-Jul-19

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Derriford Hospital helipad sees 1700 landings in four years

Derriford Hospital helipad sees 1700 landings in four years

After a £850,000 donation from the HELP Appeal, Derriford Hospital in Plymouth was able to build a brand new helipad in June 2015. Four years on, it has seen 1700 landings. On average, that’s around eight landings per week. Before the helipad was built, the hospital only had a grassy area for Devon and Cornwall’s… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 17-Jul-19

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Geisinger Life Flight Implement WinAir Digital Signatures

Geisinger Life Flight Implement WinAir Digital Signatures

When emergency care is needed, every minute counts. WinAir is pleased to announce that Geisinger Life Flight has successfully implemented digital signatures for its aviation management software, WinAir Version 7, and is now live with this new feature. Digital signatures provide Geisinger with the ability to have mechanics and inspectors electronically sign off on maintenance… Read more »

Source: WinAir, 17-Jul-19

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The Air Ambulance Service scoops national charity award

The Air Ambulance Service scoops national charity award

The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS) is celebrating after proudly picking up a national title at this year’s Charity Retail Awards. The rugby-based charity collected the Best Use of Innovation and Technology for its asset recovery and IT re-use initiative which takes old equipment, wipes it of all data, restores full functionality and sells it on… Read more »

Source: The Air Ambulance Service, 17-Jul-19

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Leonardo Helicopters picks workwear supplier for Yeovil production plant

Leonardo Helicopters picks workwear supplier for Yeovil production plant

Leonardo Helicopters, a leading aerospace company, has appointed Elis to supply and launder bespoke workwear for 1,400 employees at its Yeovil site. Leonardo Helicopters manufactures rotary aircraft for commercial, public utility, security and defence use and its Yeovil site manages design, development, manufacture, test, customer support, training and sales. Martin Southard, Leonardo Helicopters’ Site Facilities… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 17-Jul-19

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HAI Hires New Director of Government Affairs

HAI Hires New Director of Government Affairs

Strengthening its advocacy efforts and building on its track record of legislative wins for the helicopter industry, Helicopter Association International (HAI) has hired John Shea as its new director of government affairs. Shea will track at the state and federal levels all legislative developments related to the helicopter industry. Reporting to Vice President of Government… Read more »

Source: HAI, 17-Jul-19

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Heli-Parts Nevada acquired by Salus Aviation

Heli-Parts Nevada acquired by Salus Aviation

Heli-Parts Nevada (HPN) has been acquired by New Zealand based Salus Aviation as they continue to expand their portfolio of companies within their group. HPN is an excellent complement to Salus’ existing Oceania Aviation business; and Oceania and HPN have a long history of successfully working together. HPN is the single largest provider of overhauled… Read more »

Source: Salus Aviation, 17-Jul-19

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Heli-One appoints New VP H1 Operations

Heli-One appoints New VP H1 Operations

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has announced the hiring of Christian Drouin as Heli-One’s Vice President of Operations. He will oversee more than 600 employees at the Canadian, Norwegian, and Polish MRO facilities. Drouin, a highly decorated military veteran, brings to Heli-One a keen understanding of the organizational… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 15-Jul-19

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DRF Luftrettung receives EURAMI certification

DRF Luftrettung receives EURAMI certification

DRF Luftrettung has set itself high standards for its daily work in the rescue of human lives in emergencies – both in the medical and in the flight operations sectors. The European Aeromedical Institute (EURAMI) has now confirmed that these high standards have been meticulously adhered to. The independent organisation has awarded the certificate bearing… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 15-Jul-19

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Vertical Flight Society Announces Winner of 2019 Alfred Gessow Best Paper Award

Vertical Flight Society Announces Winner of 2019 Alfred Gessow Best Paper Award

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) announced the winner of the Society’s prestigious Alfred Gessow Award for the best technical paper at the 75th Annual Forum and Technology Display. This year’s winning paper is the Aerodynamics session: Helicopter Rotor Boundary Layer Transition Measurement in Forward Flight using an Infrared Camera, by Anthony Gardner of the German… Read more »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 15-Jul-19

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WJZ-CBS Baltimore Adds Robinson R66 Newscopter

WJZ-CBS Baltimore Adds Robinson R66 Newscopter

On July 1st, television station WJZ of Baltimore, Maryland took delivery of a new Robinson R66 Newscopter. Owned and operated by CBS, WJZ services the 2.8 million residents in the Baltimore metropolitan area. SKY Helicopters, a longtime Robinson dealer in Garland, Texas, leased the helicopter to WJZ and will provide on-going aviation and technical support…. Read more »

Source: Robinson, 15-Jul-19

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Star Navigation Announces MEDEVAC Agreement with Airmedic Inc.

Star Navigation Announces MEDEVAC Agreement with Airmedic Inc.

Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. (CSE: SNA) (CSE: SNA.CN) (OTCQB: SNAVF) (“Star” or the “Company”) announces that the Company has entered into a multi-pronged cooperation agreement with Airmedic Inc., consisting of the integration of Star’s STAR-ISAMM™ System into the operations of Airmedic’s expanding helicopter and fixed-wing based Emergency Medical System (“EMS”) services. The parties will… Read more »

Source: Airmedic Inc., 15-Jul-19

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Airbus makes changes to its Executive Committee

Airbus makes changes to its Executive Committee

Airbus Helicopters is implementing a new Executive Committee on 1 September 2019 with the goal of simplifying and strengthening cross-function collaboration within the company. “The simplification of our organisation aims at being leaner, improving our efficiency and developing collaboration within the company. To achieve this, we have regrouped certain functions into single organisations such as… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-Jul-19

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13th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium Lands in Oshkosh

13th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium Lands in Oshkosh

Two dozen of the world’s leading electric aircraft developers and technology experts will be speaking at the CAFE Foundation’s 13th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS) at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, on July 20-21 — the weekend prior to the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) AirVenture 2019. The CAFE Foundation and Vertical Flight Society have been… Read more »

Source: VFS, 11-Jul-19

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USHST Perceives a Deadly Trend for the Helicopter Industry

USHST Perceives a Deadly Trend for the Helicopter Industry

With half of 2019 completed and another six months to go, the U.S. helicopter industry is experiencing a year of tragic accidents with too many lives being lost. To stem the surge of fatal accidents, the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) is calling on helicopter operators, pilots, instructors and mechanics to rely on safety basics… Read more »

Source: USHST, 11-Jul-19

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Ipswich Hospital helipad marks first anniversary

Ipswich Hospital helipad marks first anniversary

It’s been one year since Ipswich Hospital opened its new helipad for the first time after the HELP Appeal – the only charity in the country that funds hospital helipads – covered the entire £250,000 cost. Twelve months later, it has seen 72 landings from critically ill patients across the East Anglia region, who have… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 11-Jul-19

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Meghalaya State Government to extend helicopter service?

Meghalaya State Government to extend helicopter service?

The Meghalaya Government are currently debating to extend their helicopter services to other districts in Meghalaya. This expansion will focus on emergency services during disasters, reports North East News. A helipad will be built on East Khasi Hills district.

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Jul-19

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London’s Air Ambulance treats 40,000th patient

London’s Air Ambulance treats 40,000th patient

Since the inception of our service in 1989, our charity has provided hospital-level care at scene to critically injured patients across the capital. We operate alongside Barts Health NHS Trust and London Ambulance Service, who provide the medical staff and some infrastructure. Gareth Grier, Lead Clinician at London’s Air Ambulance said: “It is incredibly humbling… Read more »

Source: London Air Ambulance, 10-Jul-19

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HAL seeks private investment to expand Dhruv production

HAL seeks private investment to expand Dhruv production

HAL has recently organised a workshop where they invited Indian private investors, in the hopes of co-producing their AHL Dhruv. Invitees included Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers, ASSOCHAM, Karnataka State Development Council, CII and Karnataka Udyog Mitra. A Request for Quotation was issued in April of this year, stating that the selected partner will be… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Jul-19

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NHV Expands Executive Team

NHV Expands Executive Team

The NHV Group, a leading provider of B2B helicopter services, today announced the appointment of Mr Thomas Hütsch to the role of Chief Operating Officer and member of the Executive Committee. With extensive management experience in aerospace spanning nearly three decades, Thomas Hütsch brings valuable leadership to NHV as the company is poised for international… Read more »

Source: NHV Group, 09-Jul-19

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LCI Helicopters closes new $75M financing from CaixaBank

LCI Helicopters closes new $75M financing from CaixaBank

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the leading helicopter lessor and aviation division of the Libra Group, has successfully closed a new asset-backed helicopter financing facility in excess of US$75 million. The new facility, led by CaixaBank along with a consortium of financial institutions, was arranged by National Westminster Bank Plc as part of an oversubscribed financing,… Read more »

Source: LCI Helicopters, 09-Jul-19

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Mi-38 successfully passed testing in extreme conditions

Mi-38 successfully passed testing in extreme conditions

Specialists of the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, a subsidiary of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of Rostec) finished a series of Mi-38 flights conducted under the instrument flight rules (IFR), as well as in conditions of extremely high temperature and high altitude. Test results were delivered to the Federal Air Transport Agency Rosaviatsiya to make… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 08-Jul-19

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The high altitude flight campaign of the new H145 starts in Chile

The high altitude flight campaign of the new H145 starts in Chile

The prototype of the five-bladed H145, which Airbus Helicopters unveiled at Heli-Expo in Atlanta last March, has just arrived in Chile where the aircraft will start a high altitude flight campaign. EASA certification is expected in early 2020, with deliveries following later that year. The new H145 is ready to take on the Andes, with… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 04-Jul-19

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Korean CAA approves AW109 simulator

Korean CAA approves AW109 simulator

This FTD has been the first entrol simulator to be installed in South Korea, in the city of Daejeon. The FTD features a cylindrical visual system, a vibration system and South Korean data-base with satellite imagery and mission scenarios. It will be used for initial training, IFR, practice emergency procedures and mission operation.

Source: Entrol, 03-Jul-19

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Airbus Helicopters, Inc. and head of North America region appointments

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. and head of North America region appointments

Airbus announced that Romain Trapp has been appointed President of Airbus Helicopters Inc., and Head of the North America Region for helicopters. He succeeds Chris Emerson, who is assuming the role of President of Airbus Defense and Space, Inc. Trapp brings a broad experience within Airbus, having worked for the company for nearly two decades,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Jul-19

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Gulf of Mexico Helicopter Support Center achieves full operational capability

Gulf of Mexico Helicopter Support Center achieves full operational capability

Leonardo announced that its new Gulf of Mexico Helicopter Support Center has now achieved full operational capability. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorized the Company’s new Part 145 Gulf of Mexico Support Center, allowing the 21,000 square foot facility in Broussard, Louisiana to provide full helicopter blade repair, spare parts, and technical support to customers across the… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 03-Jul-19

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Lessor LCI adds two to Advisory Board

Lessor LCI adds two to Advisory Board

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the leading helicopter lessor and aviation division of the Libra Group, is growing the breadth of industry talent and experience within its organisation with the appointment of Mark Stevens and Alejandro Kerschen to its advisory board. The board, which was first established in 2013, is made up of senior industry executives… Read more »

Source: LCI, 03-Jul-19

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First building block to enable safe VTOL operation and new air mobility in Europe

First building block to enable safe VTOL operation and new air mobility in Europe

On 2 July 2019, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) released the first building block to enable the safe operation of hybrid and electrical vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Patrick Ky, EASA Executive Director declared “We are actively engaging with the industry to develop the right technical requirements to take benefit of the… Read more »

Source: EASA, 03-Jul-19

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Safran and Thai Aviation Industries strengthen partnership

Safran and Thai Aviation Industries strengthen partnership

Safran Helicopter Engines and Thai Aviation Industries (TAI) signed an agreement to extend their support to helicopter engines used by the Royal Thai Armed Forces and Thai parapublic operators. The agreement marks a new stage in a partnership that began in 2017, with Safran supporting Makila used on H225 operated by the Royal Thai Air… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 03-Jul-19

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Spectrum Aeromed named North Dakota’s 2018 Exporter of the Year

Spectrum Aeromed named North Dakota’s 2018 Exporter of the Year

Spectrum Aeromed, a Fargo-based air ambulance medical interior designer and manufacturer, was named North Dakota’s 2018 Exporter of the Year on Thursday, May 23 for its international expansion and commitment to innovation. In addition, the Minot Area Development Corporation, a nonprofit corporation that seeks to grow and diversify the Minot area, received the 2018 Service… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 03-Jul-19

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Lockheed Martin Names New Leaders

Lockheed Martin Names New Leaders

Lockheed Martin’s board of directors approved the appointments of new leaders for two of the corporation’s business areas. Frank St. John will move to executive vice president of Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS) and Scott Greene will become executive vice president of Missiles and Fire Control (MFC). St. John succeeds Dale Bennett, who intends to… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 03-Jul-19

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Serbia and Airbus Helicopters expand partnership

Serbia and Airbus Helicopters expand partnership

Serbia has received its first H145M helicopter and will become a maintenance hub for SA 341 / SA 342 Gazelle helicopters. ”Both events underline the fact that Serbia and Airbus have entered into a close partnership”, as Airbus Helicopters CEO Bruno Even pointed out at the Partner Defence Exhibition in Belgrade. The Moma Stanojlovic aeronautical plant, located… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Jul-19

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Schiebel opens new facility and sign MoU

Schiebel opens new facility and sign MoU

One year after its foundation, Schiebel Pacific Pty Ltd (SPL) celebrates the opening of its new office and workshop at the Albatross Aviation Technical Park (AATP) in Yerriyong, New South Wales, and announces its cooperation with Air Affairs Australia Pty Ltd (AAA). This new SPL facility at the AATP firmly establishes Schiebel in Australia and… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 03-Jul-19

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Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance celebrates 12 years of service

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance celebrates 12 years of service

On Monday 1st July 2019, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) will celebrate their 12th year since the life-saving Charity first began helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) operations on 1st July 2007. During this time, the Air Ambulance has been tasked to over 8,600 incidents across the region, and the Charity’s Critical Care Team Vehicles (CCTV)… Read more »

Source: HIOWAA, 02-Jul-19

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DJI Creates High-Security Solution For Government Drone Programs

DJI Creates High-Security Solution For Government Drone Programs

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, is introducing DJI Government Edition, a new comprehensive drone solution created specifically for use in high-security situations by government agencies around the world. While DJI customers have always had full control over how the data they generate with drones is collected, stored and transmitted,… Read more »

Source: DJI, 02-Jul-19

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CHC Brazil Announces New Shell Contract

CHC Brazil Announces New Shell Contract

CHC Brazil, part of CHC Group, announced a new contract supporting Shell’s exploration and appraisal activities in Brazil. This short-term agreement will last seven months with options for extension and serve the Brava Star platform supporting the Gato do Mato and Alto de Cabo Frio fields. “We are pleased to continue our ongoing relationship with… Read more »

Source: CHC, 02-Jul-19

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SEI Industries demos the BAMBI MAX with Eagle Copters

SEI Industries demos the BAMBI MAX with Eagle Copters

SEI Industries and Eagle Copters South America hosted a BAMBI MAX Aerial Firefighting System information session which was followed by a demonstration using a Bell 407 supplied by AeroMAX. The simulations included filling the BAMBI MAX with water from a collapsible and self-supporting FireFlex Pumpkin Tank, also manufactured by SEI Industries. “The BAMBI MAX features… Read more »

Source: SEI Industries, 02-Jul-19

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Students from the Netherlands wins Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2019 global competition

Students from the Netherlands wins Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2019 global competition

Aerospace and academic experts from Airbus and the International Space University (Strasbourg) have selected Team “Zero” Heroes from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, as winner of the Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2019 global student competition. The team convinced the expert jury with their smart batteryless wireless switches for aircraft systems that provide power at your… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Jul-19

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Precision Aviation combines latest US Guimbal G2 Cabri delivery with demo tour

Precision Aviation combines latest US Guimbal G2 Cabri delivery with demo tour

On Tuesday, June 25th Precision Aviation Training starts the delivery process on yet another Guimbal Cabri G2 sold into the USA. This time however the aircraft is coordinated with the owner whom is allowing the aircraft to be flown across the country under the control of Precision’s Pilot. Henry Sexsmith, a Precision CFII won’t just… Read more »

Source: Precision Aviation Training, 01-Jul-19

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Construction work has begun on the first helipad of its kind in central Manchester

Construction work has begun on the first helipad of its kind in central Manchester

Construction work on the new state-of-the-art, £3.9million helipad at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) has begun and is set to benefit four major hospitals in Manchester city-centre. The new helicopter landing site, being built on the roof of Grafton Street car park on Oxford Road will enable critically ill or injured babies, children and… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 01-Jul-19

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2020 WAI Scholarships Ready for Applications

2020 WAI Scholarships Ready for Applications

With new scholarships being posted weekly, WAI is ready to accept applications for dozens of scholarships. Currently, there are 85 scholarships offered for flight training, scholastic study, maintenance training, and a variety of scholarships for individuals in all stages of life. Internships are also being offered.  Additional scholarships will be added in the coming weeks and… Read more »

Source: WAI, 01-Jul-19

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The high altitude flight campaign of the new H145 starts in Chile

The high altitude flight campaign of the new H145 starts in Chile

The prototype of the five-bladed H145, which Airbus Helicopters unveiled at Heli-Expo in Atlanta last March, has just arrived in Chile where the aircraft will start a high altitude flight campaign. EASA certification is expected in early 2020, with deliveries following later that year. The new H145 is ready to take on the Andes, with… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Jul-19

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S.A.F.E. Structure Designs Successfully Completes Audit

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs Successfully Completes Audit

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of ergonomic safety-first aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment and specialty tooling, has announced the successful completion of the STAGE 1 ISO 9001:2015 Audit. S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of ergonomic… Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, 01-Jul-19

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Airmedic acquires 3 EC145Es

Airmedic acquires 3 EC145Es

As a leader in air medical transport across Quebec, Airmedic continues to grow thanks to the purchase of three new fully equipped EC145e helicopters. The company will rely on the expertise of Airbus, a global leader in aeronautics, and the know-how of Metro Aviation, who will be in charge of the aircrafts’ interior configuration for… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 01-Jul-19

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Airbus launches retrofit solution for EC135 Electrical Master Boxes

Airbus launches retrofit solution for EC135 Electrical Master Boxes

In the frame of the 2019 Top irritant resolution program for H135, Airbus Helicopters is proposing a retrofit solution to prevent a failure of the electrical master boxes due to water ingress. The solution consists of replacing the existing air ducts with the new ones with an integrated water trap, which protects the master boxes… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Jul-19

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NHV orders two AW169 for offshore operations

NHV orders two AW169 for offshore operations

Leonardo has announced to have recently signed a contract for two AW169 light intermediate helicopters with helicopter service provider NHV Group. The aircraft, expected to be delivered between 2019 and 2020, will be used by NHV to perform offshore transport operations in UK and North Sea area. This latest order brings the total number of… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 01-Jul-19

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China’s ACH160 launch customer

China’s ACH160 launch customer

Shenzhen Eastern General Aviation Company (Shenzhen Eastern GAC) has signed an agreement for one ACH160, becoming the launch customer for the VIP version of this medium helicopter in China. The aircraft will be used to perform mainly private and business aviation (PBA) missions around the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area of China, which is home to… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Jun-19

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