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Spectrum and North Memorial Health continue partnership

Spectrum and North Memorial Health continue partnership

Having collaborated for over 20 years, US-based Spectrum Aeromed and North Memorial Health have announced their continued partnership; Spectrum Aeromed also continues its collaboration with Life Flight Network, based in Oregon, following their working together on the first fixed-wing jet project (CJ4). Spectrum Aeromed designs and manufactures customised air ambulance requirements for its clients; most… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 07-Mar-19

Avalex Unveils Osprey Mission Management System at Heli-Expo 2019

Avalex Unveils Osprey Mission Management System at Heli-Expo 2019

At HAI HELI-EXPO 2019, Avalex Technologies is introducing the Osprey Mission Management System, which includes multiple field proven product lines. With this system, military and law enforcement will see seamless integration between their Cockpit Management, Smart Multi-function Displays, Digital Video Recorders, Video/Data Switching, and Mission Processors. “We’ve always done a great job with our separate… Read more »

Source: Avalex Technologies, 07-Mar-19

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Esterline Selected for Modernization of Swiss Cougar Helicopters

Esterline Selected for Modernization of Swiss Cougar Helicopters

Esterline’s CMC Electronics (CMC) business unit is pleased to announce that RUAG Aviation and the Swiss Air Force have selected its CMA-9000 Flight Management System (FMS) and CMA-5024 GPS Landing System for the modernization of Swiss Air Force’s Cougar helicopters. The Swiss Cougars are used for transport as well as search and rescue (SAR) missions…. Read more »

Source: Esterline, 07-Mar-19

Bell at Heli-Expo 2019

Bell at Heli-Expo 2019

SUBARU and BELL Celebrate Bell 412EPI Sale for Nagano Prefecture Firefighting Department in Japan Bell has signed a purchase agreement with Subaru Corporation for a Bell 412EPI helicopter. The aircraft will be operated by Nagano Prefecture Firefighting Department for firefighting, disaster relief and emergency response missions in Japan. “Bell has a robust relationship with Subaru… Read more »

Source: Bell, 07-Mar-19

True Blue Power launchess Fifth-Gen Maintenance-free Battery Family

True Blue Power launchess Fifth-Gen Maintenance-free Battery Family

The leading manufacturer of lithium-ion aircraft batteries, True Blue Power, introduced the company’s new, fifth-generation (Gen5) main ship batteries during a press conference today at the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo. The ultra-lightweight, TB20 (20 amp-hour), TB30 (30 amp-hour) and TB40 (40 amp-hour) are the company’s first on-condition, lithium-ion, engine-start batteries. Engineered to address the… Read more »

Source: True Blue Power, 07-Mar-19

Metro outfits mission-ready H125 for Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

Metro outfits mission-ready H125 for Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

Metro recently outfitted an H125 for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office based in Tampa, Fla. “This Airbus H125 aircraft and Metro Aviation’s designed and installed mission package represents a significant increase in capabilities for our unit and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office,” said Jason Doyle, the chief pilot for Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. “The staff… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 07-Mar-19

HAI enhances website with focus on members

HAI enhances website with focus on members

Helicopter Association International (HAI), the leading membership and resource website for the helicopter community, announced the redesign of their website. Golden, Colo.-based 10 Pound Gorilla, a digital marketing and web development agency, designed the new site for HAI, which has a network of more than 25,000 members worldwide. Now, various resources that were scattered across… Read more »

Source: HAI, 07-Mar-19

Ukraine signs order for the new H145

Ukraine signs order for the new H145

The Ukrainian Ministry of Interior has taken the decision to change eight of its ten H145s on order to the five-bladed upgrade that was revealed yesterday at Heli-Expo. “We are extremely proud to be offering the law enforcement agency of Ukraine with such a high level of modern rotary-wing technology” said Arsen Avakov, Minister of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 07-Mar-19

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ForeFlight Previews Geo-Referenced Hickok & Associates Helicopter Instrument Flight Procedures

ForeFlight Previews Geo-Referenced Hickok & Associates Helicopter Instrument Flight Procedures

Hickok & associates, industry-leading developer of airspace and instrument approach procedures, and ForeFlight, creator of the widely used and award-winning ForeFlight Mobile Integrated Flight App, are previewing at HELI-EXPO the ability to display geo-referenced Hickok & associates Instrument Flight Procedures on the ForeFlight moving map display. Shared customers like Air Methods, Metro Aviation, PHI Air… Read more »

Source: ForeFlight, 07-Mar-19

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Honeywell Brings Connectivity to New Heights at Heli-Expo 2019

Honeywell Brings Connectivity to New Heights at Heli-Expo 2019

At this year’s HAI HELI-EXPO, Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is introducing a new Mission Communications Terminal and the latest supplemental type certificate for the installation of the Aspire® 200 satellite communications system on the Bell B429. “Our latest technologies and certifications are helping the helicopter market reach a level of connectivity it has never reached before,”… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 07-Mar-19

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EuroTec First NAM Install for New SHOTOVER B1 Camera

EuroTec First NAM Install for New SHOTOVER B1 Camera

The latest in aerial imaging technology will be fielded on two new completion projects planned for this year. EuroTec Vertical Flight Solutions (EuroTec), along with subsidiary EuroTec Canada, announced it will conduct the first North American install of the SHOTOVER B1 Camera System. EuroTec has been awarded the completion contract for two new utility configured… Read more »

Source: EuroTec, 07-Mar-19

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UA Teams with FAA for Rotorcraft Enhanced Flight Vision System R&D

UA Teams with FAA for Rotorcraft Enhanced Flight Vision System R&D

Universal Avionics (UA), an Elbit Systems Company, is continuing its research partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to further develop and mature new regulations to support the use of Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/Enhanced Helicopter Vision Systems (EFVS/EHVS) for rotorcraft. The FAA is evaluating the use of Heli-ClearVision as a representative EHVS to improve helicopter… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 07-Mar-19

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Rotortrade 2019 Development Plans

Rotortrade 2019 Development Plans

Rotortrade has been keeping very busy these past few years and 2019 will be no different. The company has just announced excellent results of 25 helicopter deliveries in 2018 and the opening of RT ANZ in Melbourne to cover the Oceania market. Oceania representing the third biggest helicopter fleet globally is also a very active… Read more »

Source: Rotortrade, 07-Mar-19

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Sikorsky Introduces S-92A+ and S-92B

Sikorsky Introduces S-92A+ and S-92B

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), announced new plans for its S-92® helicopter line that will re-designate fielded helicopters as the S-92A+ after modification, and newly produced aircraft as the S-92B. The two variants will share a nearly identical configuration, with S-92B helicopters also featuring enlarged cabin windows and plans for a common cabin… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 07-Mar-19

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Leonardo provides overview of Heli-Expo displays

Leonardo provides overview of Heli-Expo displays

Leonardo attends Heli-Expo 2019 in Atlanta (5-7 March) with sound world civil helicopter market leadership. In 2018 the Company positioned itself as the first helicopter manufacturer in terms of value in the world civil market with a 40% share, a 7% increase compared to the previous year. Total aircraft deliveries to customers worldwide for all… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 07-Mar-19

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Safran partners with CHC Helicopter for Arriel engine support

Safran partners with CHC Helicopter for Arriel engine support

Safran Helicopter Engines and CHC Helicopter signed a four-year MRO support contract. This contract formalizes a Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul and standard exchanges agreement supporting Arriel 1S, 2S1 and 2S2 engines for CHC’s S-76 fleet and Arriel 2C powering the AS365 Dauphin. Roughly 70 engines are covered by the agreement. “Our partnership will allow us… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 07-Mar-19

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Era Group Announces Q4 and FY2018 Earnings Release Call

Era Group Announces Q4 and FY2018 Earnings Release Call

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA), one of the largest helicopter operators in the world, today announced it will release financial results for its fiscal year and fourth quarter 2018 after the market closes on Thursday, March 7, 2019. In connection with the release, Era has scheduled a conference call for Friday, March 8, 2019, to… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 06-Mar-19

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StandardAero win two awards from RR FIRST Network

StandardAero win two awards from RR FIRST Network

StandardAero was the recipient of two awards at the prestigious Rolls-Royce FIRST Network Recognition Reception, an annual event held as part of Rolls-Royce’s attendance at the 2019 HAI Heli-Expo in Atlanta. The awards program recognizes significant achievements of authorized maintenance service centers that provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for M250 helicopter engines operated… Read more »

Source: Standard Aero, 06-Mar-19

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Sikorsky Integrates North Sea Oil Rig Weather Data and Satcom Connectivity

Sikorsky Integrates North Sea Oil Rig Weather Data and Satcom Connectivity

S-92 helicopter operators flying to Norway’s North Sea oil rigs will soon be able to receive real-time meteorological data direct from micro weather stations located at destination helidecks. Integrated by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), into the 2.2 release of the iFly Sikorsky™ flight performance calculator, the upgraded app will allow flight planners… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 06-Mar-19

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Airbus to offer CRFS retrofit kit for earlier variants of H125 and H130 models

Airbus to offer CRFS retrofit kit for earlier variants of H125 and H130 models

In order to encourage important safety enhancements for its customers, Airbus Helicopters is now selling its current crash resistant fuel system (CRFS) retrofit solution at a reduced cost and extending the development to additional aircraft models, namely the AS350 B3 and EC130 B4. These kits will complement the existing Airbus retrofit solution for the AS350… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 06-Mar-19

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WinAir shows aviation management software at Heli-Expo

WinAir shows aviation management software at Heli-Expo

WinAir is thrilled to announce that the company will be attending the Helicopter Association International’s HAI Heli-Expo 2019 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. From March 4th to 7th, WinAir team members will be on hand at the exhibition to demonstrate the latest cutting-edge features and functionality enhancements in their WinAir… Read more »

Source: WinAir, 06-Mar-19

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UA unveils new InSight Display System + Heli-ClearVision

UA unveils new InSight Display System + Heli-ClearVision

Universal Avionics (UA), an Elbit Systems Company, is unveiling a new, complete flight deck specifically designed to support helicopter mission execution at night and during challenging weather conditions. UA CEO Paul DeHerrera and Elbit System’s VP of Commercial Aviation, Dror Yahav, will present the new InSight Display System for helicopters + Heli-ClearVision Enhanced Flight Vision… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 06-Mar-19

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McMahon Helicopter Releases iPhone App

McMahon Helicopter Releases iPhone App

McMahon has released version 1.0 of the McMahon Now premium freight tracking app for Apple iPhone. The McMahon Now App is the first of its kind, allowing customers to track McMahon’s helicopters and ground assets in near real-time. Assets are displayed on a scalable map and tracking data is transmitted via satellite network. Users will be… Read more »

Source: McMahon, 06-Mar-19

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Flightdocs Operations Product Offers End-toEnd Management for Helicopter Operators

Flightdocs Operations Product Offers End-toEnd Management for Helicopter Operators

Flightdocs (Booth #B3228), the leading provider of aviation software solutions, announces their new platform, Flightdocs Operations™. 100% cloud based, Flightdocs Operations™ utilizes the latest in web and mobile technology to deliver a modern, intuitive and powerful platform to manage every aspect of a helicopter flight operation. Since the release of Flightdocs HMX geared towards maintenance… Read more »

Source: Flightdocs, 06-Mar-19

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Honeywell Forecasts the next 5 years

Honeywell Forecasts the next 5 years

In its 21st annual “Turbine-Powered Civil Helicopter Purchase Outlook,” Honeywell (NYSE: HON) forecasts 4,000 new civilian-use helicopters will be delivered from 2019 to 2023, marginally lower than the 4,200 cited in the five-year forecast from 2018. “Despite positive impacts of U.S. tax reform on new helicopter purchase plans in North America, an inconsistent economic outlook for international… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 06-Mar-19

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Sikorsky Authorizes Eagle Copters Ltd. as Customer Support Center in Canada

Sikorsky Authorizes Eagle Copters Ltd. as Customer Support Center in Canada

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), announced that it will authorize Eagle Copters Ltd. to operate as its latest Sikorsky Customer Support Center in Canada. The announcement came at the 2019 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo. Sikorsky’s Customer Support Centers enable quick access to Sikorsky logistics and spare parts inventory for operators while providing advanced… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 06-Mar-19

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Rotortrade 2018 full year results

Rotortrade 2018 full year results

The international helicopter dealer and distributor Rotortrade completes another excellent year delivering 25 helicopters in more then 18 countries. While the total number of sales is equal to that of the previous year, the product mix favored light to medium twins vs more singles previously. During the same period the company has secured exclusive mandates… Read more »

Source: Rotortrade, 06-Mar-19

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Arriel 2H now ready for service in China

Arriel 2H now ready for service in China

Safran Helicopter Engines has obtained a Validation of Type Certification (VTC) from CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China) for its Arriel 2H engine powering the Avicopter AC312E. A VTC is based on the EASA type certificate (obtained in 2018) and confirms that an imported engine conforms with Chinese airworthiness standards. This Arriel variant was selected… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 06-Mar-19

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Conklin & de Decker Introduces New Updates to Helicopter Market

Conklin & de Decker Introduces New Updates to Helicopter Market

Conklin & de Decker, a JSSI company and leader in aviation research, consulting and education, has introduced the latest version of its aircraft comparison tool, the Conklin & de Decker Report, to the helicopter industry at HAI Heli-Expo 2019 in Atlanta this week. The updated online report and mobile app offer new features to helicopter… Read more »

Source: Conklin & de Decker, 06-Mar-19

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Luxaviation launches industry-first helicopter charter alliance with fleet of 70

Luxaviation launches industry-first helicopter charter alliance with fleet of 70

Luxaviation Helicopters, part of the Luxaviation Group, is announcing the launch of the first ever global helicopter charter alliance, providing clients with a world-class standard in luxury rotorcraft travel. The ‘Luxaviation Helicopters Charter Alliance’ is set to connect VIP helicopter charter operators around the world. It opens up new destinations and opportunities for operators, brokers… Read more »

Source: Luxaviation, 06-Mar-19

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StandardAero expands AS350/EC130 Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank into European Market

StandardAero expands AS350/EC130 Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank into European Market

StandardAero and Robertson Fuel Systems are relishing the overwhelming success of their retrofittable crash-resistant fuel tank (CRFT) for the Airbus Helicopters AS350 and EC130 series, with delivery into the European market on the near horizon. Launch European customer and notorious mountain rescue service provider, Air Zermatt, is set to take acceptance of their first CRFT… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 06-Mar-19

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SAFE delivers first AW169 maintenance stands in US

SAFE delivers first AW169 maintenance stands in US

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, a global leader in ergonomic safety-first aviation maintenance equipment announced today that it has completed its contract with Next Era Energy in West Palm Beach, Florida. S.A.F.E. Structure has pioneered the way for its complete custom design, engineering and manufacturing of OSHA Compliant maintenance stands and hangar equipment to outfit the first… Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, 06-Mar-19

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LCI expands Weststar relationship

LCI expands Weststar relationship

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, has expanded its longstanding relationship with Weststar Aviation Services Sdn Bhd (Weststar) with the recent delivery of two additional helicopters on operating leases in Malaysia. Weststar, one of the global leaders in offshore helicopter aviation services, has recently taken delivery of two helicopters –… Read more »

Source: Lease Corporation International, 06-Mar-19

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Superior Helicopter signs first HCare Infinite contract in North America

Superior Helicopter signs first HCare Infinite contract in North America

Superior Helicopter has put its trust in Airbus Helicopters for the entirety of its fleet availability needs by signing the first HCare Infinite contract in North America. It will also take delivery of additional H125s by Airbus this year. “Superior Helicopter Services is very proud to be a partner with Airbus, Sterling Helicopter, and Safran… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 06-Mar-19

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EASA approves TT straps from Lord Corporation

EASA approves TT straps from Lord Corporation

LORD Corporation–a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control – is now certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for Tension Torsion (TT) straps. The certification allows LORD to sell EASA-certified STC parts direct and through authorized distributors in Europe. “LORD is very pleased to offer TT straps directly to the… Read more »

Source: LORD Corporation, 06-Mar-19

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ASU Introduces New E3 Lightweight Night Vision Goggle

ASU Introduces New E3 Lightweight Night Vision Goggle

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc., (ASU) announced at Helicopter Association International’s annual convention, HELI-EXPO, in Atlanta that the company will offer a special introductory rate and package for its new E3 Lightweight Night Vision Goggle. To celebrate the release of the new E3 Lightweight Night Vision Goggles, ASU is offering a special rate of $11,995 for… Read more »

Source: Aviation Specialties Unlimited, 06-Mar-19

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Donaldson Delivers Filtration Systems for Bell 525 Relentless

Donaldson Delivers Filtration Systems for Bell 525 Relentless

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense (Booth #B4312), a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), is pleased to announce delivery of its advanced filtration systems for the Bell 525 Relentless®. The oil filter assemblies protect the aircraft’s gearboxes, engines, and auxiliary power unit from the damaging and performance-degrading effects of dirt, dust, salt, sand, and foreign… Read more »

Source: Donaldson Aerospace, 06-Mar-19

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PAC International delivers fourth EC135 to Wake Forest Baptist Health

PAC International delivers fourth EC135 to Wake Forest Baptist Health

PAC International recently delivered the fourth customized Airbus EC135P2+ helicopter to Wake Forest Baptist Health’s AirCare program. “Our fourth aircraft is a dedicated spare that plays a key role in helping us meet the needs of our customers. This aircraft is flight ready and is quickly placed in service when any of our primary aircraft… Read more »

Source: PAC International, 06-Mar-19

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Gulf testing Radio Frequency Identification technology on the AW189

Gulf testing Radio Frequency Identification technology on the AW189

Leonardo announced at Heli-Expo 2019 a collaboration with Gulf Helicopters of Qatar to test Radio Frequency Identification technology (RFID) on their AW189 super medium twin engine helicopter fleet. This initiative is based on a pilot project for installation of RFID tags on the aircraft. The project is focused on the development of enhanced data gathering… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 06-Mar-19

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Spidertracks Launch Virtual FDR

Spidertracks Launch Virtual FDR

In 2005, a high-profile helicopter accident in New Zealand ended in two fatalities and one of the most inefficient search and rescue efforts ever experienced. With no emergency signal or communication received, the families, friends, authorities, and soon the general public became very concerned. Despite hundreds of man hours of searching, the wreckage of the… Read more »

Source: Spidertracks, 06-Mar-19

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BLR Announces H125 FastFin System Success

BLR Announces H125 FastFin System Success

BLR Aerospace (Booth #B3224) announced the continued success of its Airbus H125 FastFin™ Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for increasing operating performance and safety margins, while creating an impressive return on investment (ROI) for operators. BLR released key ROI analysis information at HELI-EXPO 2019, highlighting customers’ quantifiable investment returns in a variety of operating… Read more »

Source: BLR Aerospace, 06-Mar-19

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Enstrom 280FX Upgrades

Enstrom 280FX Upgrades

Enstrom Helicopter continues to invest in their piston line with improvements they debuted at Heli-Expo in Atlanta. The newest 280FX, which was on display in the Enstrom booth, showed off a redesign of the cabin doors, lighting upgrades including LED Forward (with Pulse) & Aft Landing Lights, a New Collective Design with Illuminated Control Panel,… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 06-Mar-19

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Sloane Helicopters celebrates its 500th new Robinson Helicopter

Sloane Helicopters celebrates its 500th new Robinson Helicopter

As Europe’s longest-established dealer for the Robinson Helicopter Company, Sloane Helicopters will soon be taking delivery of its 500th new Robinson helicopter – R44 Raven II S/N 14297. This significant milestone highlights the successful partnership between Sloane and Robinson, reflecting Sloane’s dedication and expertise in supporting the full range of Robinson helicopters. Kurt Robinson commented,… Read more »

Source: Sloane Helicopters, 05-Mar-19

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Airbus Helicopters unveils H160 air medical cabin concept by Metro Aviation

Airbus Helicopters unveils H160 air medical cabin concept by Metro Aviation

The next-generation H160 is debuting a new air medical interior concept at this year’s Heli Expo trade show, with a cabin-mock up on the Airbus Helicopters booth completed by Metro Aviation. Metro, a longstanding partner of Airbus, developed this specific cabin concept design with needs of North American air medical operations in mind. “At Metro… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Mar-19

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SEI Industries to display Remote Site product line at Heli-Expo 2019

SEI Industries to display Remote Site product line at Heli-Expo 2019

SEI Industries is pleased to expand its offering at Heli-Expo to include, for the first time at Heli-Expo, products from the Remote Site division. Although, SEI is widely recognized for its Aerial Firefighting division due to the success of the BAMBI Bucket, SEI engineers have also designed and manufacture a complete line of collapsible products… Read more »

Source: SEI Industries, 05-Mar-19

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LORD Corporation Offers Popular Elastomeric Component Training at Heli-Expo 2019

LORD Corporation Offers Popular Elastomeric Component Training at Heli-Expo 2019

A popular training session proven to reduce maintenance issues and minimize downtime will be offered by LORD Corporation at the upcoming HAI Heli-Expo Conference, to be held in Atlanta March 4-7. Presented by LORD Customer Manager Francois Magnan on Tuesday, March 5 at 4 p.m. in Room B-403, this elastomeric component training will cover the… Read more »

Source: LORD Corporation, 05-Mar-19

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StandardAero and Thales give progress update on ight helicopter autopilot

StandardAero and Thales give progress update on ight helicopter autopilot

StandardAero and Thales announced continued progress in their partnership focused on a new light helicopter autopilot system, with an in-depth market study and design definition now complete, and planning underway for the next phase of development. This advanced autopilot system is one element of StandardAero’s SAFECRAFT portfolio, comprised of various safety upgrade equipment specifically dedicated… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 05-Mar-19

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Aero Dynamix Inc announces Bell 505 NVG certification

Aero Dynamix Inc announces Bell 505 NVG certification

Aero Dynamix Inc. (ADI) announces another aircraft model and STC added to their long list of NVG certifications. The FAA has issued STC# SR09899AC to ADI for the Bell 505 Night Vision Compatible Lighting System which is comprised of internal avionics modifications and newly manufactured ELP’s. “As this new platform is gaining popularity in the… Read more »

Source: Aero Dynamix, 05-Mar-19

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Baker Aviation Expands HOT-STOP Fire Containment Presence in South America

Baker Aviation Expands HOT-STOP Fire Containment Presence in South America

Baker Aviation, the master distributor for the HOT-STOP® ’L’ Fire Containment Kits, recently named Jaguar Aviation of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Aero Consulting of São Paulo, Brazil, as its new product representatives in South America. “We look forward to working with Jaguar Aviation and Aero Consulting to provide this region with our proven HOT-STOP ‘L’… Read more »

Source: Baker Aviation, 05-Mar-19

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EuroTec to feature custom EC130B4 at Heli-Expo 2019

EuroTec to feature custom EC130B4 at Heli-Expo 2019

A leader in helicopter customizations will display some of the newest avionics solutions during the Heli-Expo trade show in Atlanta, Georgia. EuroTec Vertical Flight Solutions (EuroTec) has installed one of the first Garmin G500H TXi 10.6-inch LCD touchscreen display units and will be showcasing this new product on its recently completed VIP EC130B4 aircraft. Attendees… Read more »

Source: EuroTec, 05-Mar-19

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Airbus unveils new H145 at Heli-Expo 2019

Airbus unveils new H145 at Heli-Expo 2019

Airbus Helicopters is unveiling a new version of its best-selling H145 light twin-engine helicopter at Heli-Expo 2019 in Atlanta. Visible on the Airbus booth at the show, this latest upgrade brings a new, innovative five-bladed rotor to the multi-mission H145, increasing the useful load of the helicopter by 150 kg while delivering new levels of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Mar-19

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Life Flight launches Port Angeles service

Life Flight launches Port Angeles service

Life Flight Network, the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States, is opening a new base at the William R. Fairchild International Airport in Port Angeles, Washington. The base will be operational beginning March 29, 2019. Life Flight Network’s highly trained flight crew at the Port Angeles base will provide ICU level… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 05-Mar-19

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ForeFlight adds new Custom Content Packs and Airport 3D View

ForeFlight adds new Custom Content Packs and Airport 3D View

ForeFlight, creator of the widely used and award-winning ForeFlight Mobile Integrated Flight App, will demonstrate at HELI-EXPO the enhanced safety and efficiency of using Content Packs, the company’s powerful new custom content sharing capability. Airport 3D View and inflight Breadcrumbs are also among the latest new features that increase situational awareness for helicopter flight operations…. Read more »

Source: ForeFlight, 05-Mar-19

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Gulf Helicopters has selected SKYTRAC to Equip Fleet

Gulf Helicopters has selected SKYTRAC to Equip Fleet

Gulf Helicopters Company (GHC) has selected SKYTRAC real-time connectivity to drive efficiency in their Leonardo AW139 and AW189 HUMS and Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) programs. “HUMS and FDM are vital safety programs that can help catch, communicate and resolve emerging safety issues before they escalate. The SKYTRAC real-time connectivity solution will allow us to identify… Read more »

Source: Gulf Helicopters, 05-Mar-19

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HeliExperts Launches Heliport Safety & Certification Program

HeliExperts Launches Heliport Safety & Certification Program

HeliExperts International (HEI) today announced the official launch the nation’s first official Heliport Safety & Certification Program addressing critical industry needs for increased heliport safety. “There are no federal regulations regarding heliport safety, and state and local oversight is extremely varied—even non-existent in most locations,” said Ray Syms, managing member of HEI. “With the vast… Read more »

Source: HEI, 05-Mar-19

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Aero Asset helicopter brokerage debuts – Presents industry first Pre-owned Market Trends report

Aero Asset helicopter brokerage debuts – Presents industry first Pre-owned Market Trends report

HAI Heli-Expo, Atlanta, GA:-  Aero Asset, the new global helicopter brokerage from established international helicopter sales professionals Emmanuel Dupuy, William Sturm and Valerie Pereira, formally launches today (March 4th) at HAI Heli Expo in Atlanta. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with a global reach, the entrepreneurial and multi-lingual trio, pledge a fully immersive approach to marketing… Read more »

Source: Aero Asset, 04-Mar-19

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New EMS Base at Port Angeles

New EMS Base at Port Angeles

Life Flight will begin an emergency air medical transport service to Clallam and Jefferson counties as a base at the William R. Fairchild International Airport will soon be open. The company will use an AgustaWestland and a Pilatus PC-12 fixed-wing aircraft. The closest EMS is still 35 minutes out, so a service in the area… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Mar-19

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Railroad Pass Casino partners with Maverick Helicopters

Railroad Pass Casino partners with Maverick Helicopters

Railroad Pass Casino has been expanding in the Henderson area and their newest addition is an on-site helipad. The helipad will be used by Maverick Helicopters and they will transport tourists around popular destinations in the area. The helipad is to be finished in two months, reports Review Journal.

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Mar-19

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Houston TV station debuts Bell 505

Houston TV station debuts Bell 505

KTRK has revealed their new B505 helicopter. The new helicopter, now called the SkyeEye, is lighter and faster than their previous helicopter and has a state of the art camera, reports News Cast Studio.

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Mar-19

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New Indian Helicopter Taxi Service

New Indian Helicopter Taxi Service

Suresh Prabhu, the Union Minister of civil aviation has recently launched he UDAN-II scheme. The scheme provides a helicopter taxi service from Shimla to Chandigarh. They began the service at three flights a week, but after a fortnight it will be six flights a week, reports Times of India.

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Mar-19

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CityAirbus prototype is in public view – but NOT at Heli-Expo

CityAirbus prototype is in public view – but NOT at Heli-Expo

As the industry turns its focus to Heli-Expo in Atlanta, Airbus Helicopters steals the headlines with the first public view of the CityAirbus. In the image seen here, the first prototype is seen outside the German plant at Donauworth, and carries a German registration ready for its first flight. Originally announced as “by the end… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Mar-19

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Astronics AeroSat to Introduce Three Next-Gen SATCOM Inflight Connectivity Antenna

Astronics AeroSat to Introduce Three Next-Gen SATCOM Inflight Connectivity Antenna

Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO), a leading provider of advanced technologies for global aerospace, defense, and other mission critical industries, announced that it will preview its next-generation SATCOM connectivity solutions at the Aircraft Interiors Show (AIX) in Hamburg, Germany, from April 2-4, 2019. Developed by Astronics AeroSat, in conjunction with partner Phasor, the new SATCOM inflight… Read more »

Source: Astronics Corporation, 04-Mar-19

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Coulson and Unical Join Forces to form Coulson Unical

Coulson and Unical Join Forces to form Coulson Unical

Coulson Aviation USA, a member of the Coulson Group, and Unical Air, a new unit of the Unical Group of Companies, have joined forces to create a heavy lift helicopter joint venture company that will build and operate Boeing CH-47 and Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk aircraft for aerial firefighting and other markets. The joint venture will… Read more »

Source: Coulson Aviation, 04-Mar-19

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Keystone renews Honeywell AWARS certification

Keystone renews Honeywell AWARS certification

M International, a global provider in aftermarket technical, MRO and supply chain management services for the aerospace and defense industry, is pleased to announce subsidiary Keystone Turbine Services (“KTS”), experts in the Rolls-Royce M250® series gas turbine engine maintenance, repair, overhaul and support services, has officially renewed their Honeywell Authorized Warranty and Repair Station certification… Read more »

Source: Keystone Turbine Services, 04-Mar-19

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FAA approves StandardAero Bell 212 Glass Cockpit Upgrade

FAA approves StandardAero Bell 212 Glass Cockpit Upgrade

StandardAero announced the attainment of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification of a new glass cockpit upgrade for the Bell 212 helicopter, available for both VFR and IFR operations. The upgrade features proven Universal Avionics EFI-890H Advanced Flight Displays which can be integrated with legacy Honeywell and Bell autopilot systems. The first installation of this new… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 04-Mar-19

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Metro Aviation presence stretches wide at Heli-Expo 2019

Metro Aviation presence stretches wide at Heli-Expo 2019

Metro Aviation continues to reinforce its presence in the helicopter industry with an interactive booth display at HELI-EXPO from March 4-7, 2019, in Atlanta, Ga. The booth will include two mission-ready, EMS helicopters: one from Wake Forest Baptist Health and the other from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Metro Aviation aims to highlight the configuration opportunities… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 04-Mar-19

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LORD Corporation Announces New AS350 Tail Rotor Bearing

LORD Corporation Announces New AS350 Tail Rotor Bearing

LORD Corporation announces the availability of a new product , an elastomeric tail rotor bearing (TRB) for the AS350 helicopter. LORD’s redesign of the TRB allows for extended visual inspection periods. Inspection is now a lot simpler for the AS350 helicopter and therefore associated downtime much lower with the introduction of LORD Corporation’s newly improved… Read more »

Source: LORD Corporation, 04-Mar-19

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New LED lighting at Dorset County Hospital

New LED lighting at Dorset County Hospital

New helipad lighting is making a vital difference at Dorset County Hospital. The new lighting was recently installed following a generous donation from the HELP Appeal, the only charity in the country dedicated to funding hospital helipads. In an emergency, when time is of the essence, being able to land an air ambulance seconds away… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 04-Mar-19

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Schiebel carries out S-100 Camcopter trials in Nigeria

Schiebel carries out S-100 Camcopter trials in Nigeria

Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) demonstrated its outstanding capabilities to a large European oil and gas corporation during demanding trials in Rivers State, Nigeria, from 27 to 30 January 2019. The international oil and gas industry has shown increasing interest in employing UAS to effectively monitor and control oil and gas infrastructure, both… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 04-Mar-19

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Multiple GBAS Firsts for Esterline and Leonardo

Multiple GBAS Firsts for Esterline and Leonardo

Esterline’s CMC Electronics (CMC) business unit and Leonardo are pleased to announce that Leonardo’s AW189 P5 prototype successfully completed multiple GBAS GLS approaches at the Zurich Airport in late 2018 using the CMA-6024 GPS/SBAS/GBAS Landing System Sensor Unit (GLSSU) as the precision approach sensor. Leonardo’s pioneering achievement has led the way towards certifying GBAS GLS precision approach… Read more »

Source: CMC, 04-Mar-19

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Esterline Signs Strategic Agreement with StandardAero

Esterline Signs Strategic Agreement with StandardAero

 Esterline is pleased to announce that its CMC Electronics (CMC) business unit signed an agreement with StandardAero to partner on rotorcraft retrofits. The companies will jointly pursue business opportunities for commercial, military and government aviation upgrades and modernisation for medium- to heavy-lift helicopters. The agreement would include such CMC products as MFD 10-inch smart displays,… Read more »

Source: Esterline, 04-Mar-19

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Babcock swaps aircraft between UK and Australia

Babcock swaps aircraft between UK and Australia

Babcock has in the last week completed a fleet move that saw two helicopters moving from UK to Australia, and two coming back on the return flight. The move was completed by freight specialists Volga-Dnepr Airlines (VDA), using an Antonov An-124 aircraft.  After shipping two Leonardo AW139 helicopters from Prestwick UK to Melbourne in Australia, VDA… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Mar-19

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Bell first manufacturer to certify HUMS in light single-engine

Bell first manufacturer to certify HUMS in light single-engine

As innovators and a leader in smart, digital vertical-lift aircraft, Bell is now the first OEM to certify a Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) for a light single-engine aircraft. The Bell 407 HUMS monitoring covers drive system, engine, rotors, and it provides estimates of remaining useful life to help bring predictability to maintenance needs…. Read more »

Source: Bell, 01-Mar-19

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Sikorsky prepares HH-60W for flight test

Sikorsky prepares HH-60W for flight test

Two fully assembled HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopters (CRH), built by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), are preparing for their maiden flights, which will occur before mid-year at the Sikorsky West Palm Beach site in Florida. Both aircraft, which are being built for the U.S. Air Force, were transported late last year to West… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 01-Mar-19

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Airbus customizable multi-service offer for MRO

Airbus customizable multi-service offer for MRO

HCare Infinite is the Airbus Helicopters turnkey solution made for customers who wants to move from traditional Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services to a global service based on fleet availability commitments. It is carefully designed for operators who want to focus on their missions, but also who wish to keep a streamlined and predictive… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Mar-19

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