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Babcock Australasia improves access to emergency medical services

Babcock Australasia improves access to emergency medical services

Babcock Australasia’s Helicopter Emergency Medical Services contract with the Queensland Government has been extended by three years, ensuring ongoing and improved access to emergency medical services for communities in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula regions. Babcock will continue to deliver aerial support for emergency medical services, including inter-hospital transfers, primary medical evacuation and search… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 30-Oct-20

Dimerco wins contract to ship 30 Bell 407s from Canada to China

Dimerco wins contract to ship 30 Bell 407s from Canada to China

International freight forwarding and transportation specialist Dimerco has won global bids to provide specialized complete-solution supply chain services for a leading helicopter assembly, refitting and operation company in China. The contract involves shipping near 30 Bell 407 helicopters from Canada to China by the end of 2020, first moving the cargo by air ride truck… Read more »

Source: Dimerco, 30-Oct-20

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Quebec acquires pre-owned Airbus H145 for law enforcement

Quebec acquires pre-owned Airbus H145 for law enforcement

Sûreté du Québec, regularly abbreviated as SQ, is the provincial police service for the Canadian province of Quebec. The force has a history of operating Bell helicopters for many years, partly as a way of demonstrating support for the factory at Mirabel.  But not now. SQ have surprised many observers by not just moving away… Read more »

29-Oct-20

Arrow Aviation Completes First Single Pilot IFR Bell 407 for HEMS Service

Arrow Aviation Completes First Single Pilot IFR Bell 407 for HEMS Service

Arrow Aviation, headquartered in Broussard, Louisiana, has completed HALO-Flight’s first single pilot IFR Bell 407 for HEMS service. Completed with a Helifab’s EMS Interior including patient and isolette transport litters, AC electrical system, and medical oxygen, suction, and air systems, the aircraft is equipped to provide state of the art care even in adverse weather… Read more »

Source: Arrow Aviation, 29-Oct-20

Emesent is pioneering autonomous drone flight

Emesent is pioneering autonomous drone flight

Australian data analytics and drone autonomy start-up Emesent is writing its way into the record books with a series of remotely operated autonomous drone flights which promise to drive revolutionary change in the heavy industry space. The most recent of these missions took place on August 28 at an Ultra-Deep Canadian Hard-Rock Mine. Emesent’s Hovermap… Read more »

Source: Emesent, 29-Oct-20

Bell Joins Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium

Bell Joins Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium

Encouraging the development of an integrated ecosystem of partners, Bell joins the Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium (CAAM) in its effort to establish Canada as a global leader in Advanced Air Mobility (AAM). Announced Oct. 28, the multi-stakeholder group created by the Canadian Air Mobility and National Research Council of Canada (NRC) will streamline research,… Read more »

Source: Bell, 29-Oct-20

TracPlus and v2track disrupt the global asset tracking and communications market

TracPlus and v2track disrupt the global asset tracking and communications market

TracPlus and v2track are excited to announce the addition of v2track voice to TracPlus’ device range, adding an affordable and feature-rich satellite and cellular tracking, satellite voice and messaging solution to the TracPlus portfolio. The v2track and TracPlus partnership was an obvious connection, sharing the same ethos of a customer-first approach. With a shared vision… Read more »

Source: TracPlus, 29-Oct-20

Vanderbilt LifeFlight named National Program of the Year

Vanderbilt LifeFlight named National Program of the Year

Vanderbilt LifeFlight, a subsidiary of Air Methods, a global leader in air medical transport, has been named the Air Medical Program of the Year by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS). This prestigious award, sponsored by Airbus Helicopters, recognizes an air medical program that has demonstrated a superior level of patient care, management prowess and… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 29-Oct-20

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IBAC Honored by Top Flight Safety Award Nomination for New IS-BAO Programme

IBAC Honored by Top Flight Safety Award Nomination for New IS-BAO Programme

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) is honored to have the new International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) FlightPlan Stage 1 Programme for small operators nominated by the Aviation International News (AIN) magazine for its first annual Top Flight Award. “We are proud to have this new program recognized for its Contribution to Safety… Read more »

Source: IBAC, 29-Oct-20

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PS Engineering digital audio controller now has Black Hawk STC

PS Engineering digital audio controller now has Black Hawk STC

XP Services announces FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) approval that includes PS Engineering’s state-of-the-art PAC45A, an all-digital audio controller system that includes MultiTalker®. The PAC45A is now part of XP Services STC for the UH-60A and EH-60A Black Hawk. As part of a complete avionics’ suite upgrade, the PAC45A is an FAA TOSA DAL C,… Read more »

Source: PS Engineering, 29-Oct-20

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Canada launches major initiative in advanced air mobility

Canada launches major initiative in advanced air mobility

The future of flight in Canada took a major step forward today with the launch of the Vancouver-based Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium (CAAM), a multi-stakeholder group that will streamline research, development and commercial operations in the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) sector, globally recognized as the next frontier of commercial aviation. AAM involves the use… Read more »

Source: CAAM, 29-Oct-20

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Russian Helicopters launches Mi-8 test operation program in Indonesia

Russian Helicopters launches Mi-8 test operation program in Indonesia

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (U-UAP) as part of Russian Helicopters holding company (State Corporation Rostec) launches Mi-8/171 type helicopter test operation program, which is aimed at the assessing of all the advantages of helicopters real operation in conjunction with all available corporate support tools and implemented aftersales services of Russian Helicopters holding company. The pilot project… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 29-Oct-20

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Obituary – Dennis Kenyon – 3 October 1932 – 28 October 2020

Obituary – Dennis Kenyon – 3 October 1932 – 28 October 2020

It was with great sadness that the HeliHub.com office heard of the passing of Dennis Kenyon. Many people across the UK helicopter industry have been touched by Dennis’ enthusiasm over many years, and rotary wing aviation is the poorer after his death today in Herefordshire after a short illness. As we have exchanged anecdotes with… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Oct-20

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Global AirParts announces S-76 part out from LCI

Global AirParts announces S-76 part out from LCI

Global AirParts, the leading provider of used, serviceable materials for Sikorsky S-76 helicopters, commenced a part out project with leading helicopter lessor, LCI. “Given where values are for some helicopter types, smart asset owners can find a better return on their capital by having the aircraft disassembled and marketed for parts. This is all that… Read more »

Source: Global AirParts, 28-Oct-20

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Boost Human External Cargo Systems gains FAA STC for MD500

Boost Human External Cargo Systems gains FAA STC for MD500

Boost Human External Cargo Systems (Boost Systems – www.boostsystems.ca), the global leader in the provision of the most advanced, certified and compliant Human External Cargo (HEC) Systems, Personnel Device Carrying Systems (PCDS) and HEC/ Training services, has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (SR04539NY) for its MD500 series helicopter HEC system. The system… Read more »

Source: Boost Systems, 27-Oct-20

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Voler Aviation Services add third helicopter type to training fleet

Voler Aviation Services add third helicopter type to training fleet

Voler Aviation Services based at Cotswold Airport are expanding their training fleet with the addition of an R22 Beta II. This will bring their training fleet to four aircraft, two Cabri G2s, one R22 and one R44 Raven II. The R22 remains an extremely popular training aircraft due to it’s affordable pricing, reliability and widespread… Read more »

Source: Voler Aviation Services, 27-Oct-20

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Cobham’s RT-7000 Granted FAA TSOA

Cobham’s RT-7000 Granted FAA TSOA

Cobham Aerospace Connectivity’s RT-7000 Airborne Tactical Radio has received Technical Standard Order Authorization (TSOA) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  An FAA TSO sets a performance standard for specified materials, parts, and appliances used on civil aircraft, and represents both design and production approval. Authorizations granted by the FAA for the RT-7000 include TSO 113b,… Read more »

Source: Cobham Aerospace Connectivity, 27-Oct-20

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MNP makes significant contribution to STARS fleet renewal program

MNP makes significant contribution to STARS fleet renewal program

The campaign to renew STARS’ helicopter fleet has been given a significant lift, thanks to a $500,000 gift from MNP’s Partners across Saskatchewan. The donation was made public today at the STARS air ambulance base by Trevor Friesen, CPA, CA and Partner with MNP in Saskatoon. “On behalf of MNP’s Saskatchewan Partners, I am proud… Read more »

Source: MNP, 27-Oct-20

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MissionGO Completes Longest Organ Delivery Flight via UAS

MissionGO Completes Longest Organ Delivery Flight via UAS

MissionGO, a provider of unmanned aviation solutions that are transforming logistics, and Nevada Donor Network, an organ procurement organization (OPO) serving the state of Nevada, today announced two successful test flights carrying a human organ and tissue via an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) on Sept. 17. The first flight transported research corneas from Southern Hills… Read more »

Source: MissionGO, 27-Oct-20

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Babock re-launches scheduled services in Spain with AW139

Babock re-launches scheduled services in Spain with AW139

Babock Mission Critical Services Espana has launched a new service to rival Helity, who have had no competition to date. With an initial route between Malaga and Ceuta, the AW139 will fly six return routes every weekday. Babaock has created the new branding of HeliEST for these passenger services. Ceuta is a Spanish autonomous city… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Oct-20

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Deadline for Salute to Excellence Awards Nominations closes Friday

Deadline for Salute to Excellence Awards Nominations closes Friday

Within vertical aviation, there are pilots, mechanics and engineers, safety professionals, and others who go above and beyond to pursue professional excellence. Their dedication is an inspiration to us all. The HAI Salute to Excellence Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all forms of vertical aviation. As our industry evolves, HAI is excited to announce that… Read more »

Source: HAI, 26-Oct-20

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Vertical Aerospace secures £2.3 million UK Government funding

Vertical Aerospace secures £2.3 million UK Government funding

Vertical Aerospace has received investment from the UK Government, through the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) Programme, to fund the development of a smart charger for their electric aircraft. The charger will increase Vertical’s in-flight performance and safety for their recently unveiled passenger model, VA-1X. This two-year project, expected to be completed by October 2022, pioneers… Read more »

Source: Vertical Aerospace, 26-Oct-20

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Courts validates Air Methods $78 million settlement

Courts validates Air Methods $78 million settlement

A judge has given final approval to a $78 million settlement by a medical helicopter company that was sued by its California flight crew employees over unpaid overtime and missed breaks. See Full Story. 

Source: US News & World Report, 26-Oct-20

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Baker Hughes Rig Count – 23 Oct 20

Baker Hughes Rig Count – 23 Oct 20

Baker Hughes has issued the rotary rig counts as a service to the petroleum industry since 1944, when Baker Hughes Tool Company began weekly counts of U.S. and Canadian drilling activity.  Baker Hughes initiated the monthly international rig count in 1975. The North American rig count is released weekly and the international rig count monthly.  Baker Hughes… Read more »

Source: Baker Hughes, 26-Oct-20

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Kaman announces date for 2020Q3 earnings

Kaman announces date for 2020Q3 earnings

Kaman Corp. (NYSE:KAMN) announced that it will report its third quarter 2020 results after the stock market closes on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, and host a live webcast and conference call at 8:30 am ET on Thursday, November 5, 2020. The call will be accessible by telephone within the U.S. at (844) 473-0975 and from… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 23-Oct-20

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CPI Aerostructures Receives Orders Totaling $1.4M

CPI Aerostructures Receives Orders Totaling $1.4M

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®”) (the “Company”) (NYSE American: CVU) announced that it has received multiple purchase orders with a total value of approximately $1.4 million from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), the prime contractor for the T70 Turkish Utility Helicopter Program (TUHP). In September 2019, the Company announced receiving a multi-year contract from TAI to… Read more »

Source: CPI Aerostructures, 23-Oct-20

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Liaoning accelerates the construction of aviation fire emergency rescue system

Liaoning accelerates the construction of aviation fire emergency rescue system

At the 9th Shenyang Faku International Flight Conference, which opened on the 17th, a comprehensive exercise of aviation fire emergency rescue across water, land and air attracted the attention of visitors. “The unmanned helicopter we used in the exercise has a maximum load of 15 kilograms, a maximum speed of 150 kilometers per hour, can… Read more »

Source: The Publicity Department of Shenyang Municipality, 23-Oct-20

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Mountain Area Medical Airlift adds EC145e to fleet

Mountain Area Medical Airlift adds EC145e to fleet

Mission Health’s Mountain Area Medical Airlift (MAMA) recently visited Metro Aviation to take delivery of their new Airbus EC145e, the lightweight twin-engine helicopter that has become increasingly sought after throughout the air medical industry. MAMA operates 24 hours per day, providing air medical services to western North Carolina, eastern Tennessee,  northeast Georgia, and northern South… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 23-Oct-20

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Bell Delivers Three B407GXis to Polish National Police

Bell Delivers Three B407GXis to Polish National Police

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a delivery of three Bell 407 GXis to the Polish National Police (PNP). The PNP has been a long-standing Bell customer for about 20 years. The addition of these aircraft will help them serve and protect people, to maintain public order, and security in Poland…. Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-Oct-20

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SH09 third prototype achieved several firsts

SH09 third prototype achieved several firsts

Flight test activities have fully resumed at Mollis, Switzerland, having reassembled the third SH09 prototype (P3) after its return from Pozzallo. The flights at Mollis mainly concentrated on testing the new tail rotor and aerodynamic modifications for improved handling in the low speed envelope. Flights at altitude, in the local area, evaluated the handling characteristics… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 23-Oct-20

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Spanish operator Helity adds new scheduled route

Spanish operator Helity adds new scheduled route

Spanish operator Helity, which specialises in scheduled passenger operations, is to start a new route. Launching to the public on Monday 30th October, the airline will link the holiday resort of Malaga to the British territory of Gibraltar. This route and its schedules have been designed to facilitate connectivity between this city and Malaga in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Oct-20

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Taiwan Police seize unregistered Robinson R22

Taiwan Police seize unregistered Robinson R22

Taitung County police on Friday seized an unregistered helicopter and held its owner for questioning on suspicion that he had been flying without a license, a prosecutor said on Saturday. See Full Story.

Source: Taipei Times, 22-Oct-20

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Genesys Aerosystem’s Modernized Avionics Suite on Black Hawks Now Certified

Genesys Aerosystem’s Modernized Avionics Suite on Black Hawks Now Certified

Genesys Aerosystems and XP Services announce FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) approval of the Genesys modernized avionics suite for the UH-60A and EH-60A Black Hawk. While available as a complete avionics suite upgrade, the avionics building block design provides Black Hawk operators the flexibility of an incremental upgrade path to support constrained budgets and installation… Read more »

Source: Genesys Aerosystems, 22-Oct-20

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ATSB reminds pilots of Low Rotor RPM response time

ATSB reminds pilots of Low Rotor RPM response time

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) reminds all helicopter pilots to be prepared and respond immediately to low rotor RPM warnings, following the investigation into the collision with terrain of a Robinson R44 helicopter south of Ayers Rock Airport, Northern Territory, on 17 January 2018. Shortly after departing the Yulara Town helipad for a 15-minute… Read more »

Source: Australian Government, 21-Oct-20

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Former Bristow Nigeria employees in court on parts theft charges

Former Bristow Nigeria employees in court on parts theft charges

An Ikeja Special Offences Court Ikeja, Lagos, re-arraigned former staff of Bristow Helicopters Nigeria Limited on allegations of stealing and selling helicopter spare parts worth the sum of $307,830 belonging to the company. See Full Story. 

Source: This Day Live, 21-Oct-20

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Ace Aeronautics opens paint booth and media blast facility

Ace Aeronautics opens paint booth and media blast facility

Ace Aeronautics, LLC is proud to announce the grand opening of its aircraft paint booth and media blast facility located in Guntersville, Alabama. This facility will add to the company’s extensive list of capabilities, providing military, commercial and general aviation customers an additional component offering or turnkey service. “The new media blast and paint center… Read more »

Source: Ace Aeronautics, 21-Oct-20

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Uber Elevate teams with GE Aviation for flight data monitoring

Uber Elevate teams with GE Aviation for flight data monitoring

Uber Elevate selected GE Aviation’s Digital Group as an ecosystem partner for their aerial ridesharing program. The initial phase of this program will develop requirements for a flight data monitoring program to support electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles on the Uber platform. “This partnership will help expand our digital innovation as the travel… Read more »

Source: GE Aviation, 21-Oct-20

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BAC Helicopters helps fight locust swarms in Kenya

BAC Helicopters helps fight locust swarms in Kenya

During March 2020, as the global Covid-19 pandemic began building momentum and South Africa went into Level 5 Lockdown, BAC Helicopters was requested by an NGO to send two Bell 206L-4 Long Ranger helicopters to Kenya to carry out an Emergency Desert Locust Survey. East Africa has recently been plagued by a Desert Locust invasion, wreaking… Read more »

Source: BAC Helicopters, 21-Oct-20

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Astronautics RoadRunner EFI installed in Santa Barbara County Black Hawk

Astronautics RoadRunner EFI installed in Santa Barbara County Black Hawk

Astronautics Corporation of America’s AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) was delivered to Santa Barbara County Sheriff-Fire Air Support Unit (ASU) recently when they accepted their first retrofitted Sikorsky HH-60L helicopter from Arista Aviation, located in Enterprise, Alabama. The RoadRunner EFIS is the cornerstone of an upgraded, state-of-the-art avionics package and instrument panel on… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 21-Oct-20

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Boost Systems improves HEC Suspension Line System

Boost Systems improves HEC Suspension Line System

In keeping with its mandate of ongoing developing of Human External Cargo (HEC) equipment and training that offer optimal safety and innovation; including Human External Cargo (HEC) systems, Personnel Carrying Device Systems (PCDS) and accessory equipment; Boost Human External Cargo Systems (Boost Systems – www.boostsystems.ca) now introduces its latest innovation – a new and improved… Read more »

Source: Boost Systems, 21-Oct-20

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Deadline to Apply for WAI Scholarships Here

Deadline to Apply for WAI Scholarships Here

Thousands of dollars in scholarships will be awarded at WAI’s 32nd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, and the time to apply is now. To qualify for a scholarship, the applicant must be a current WAI member by November 1 and submit the application by November 10, 2020. 82 individual scholarships, worth nearly $400,000 are… Read more »

Source: WAI, 21-Oct-20

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New-generation Euroflir410 selected for NH90 TFRA & Special forces

New-generation Euroflir410 selected for NH90 TFRA & Special forces

Safran Electronics & Defense has won a contract from Airbus Helicopters to supply new-generation Euroflir™410 observation systems for ten NH90-TTH Caiman helicopters deployed by French Special Forces. These new Standard 2 helicopters will allow French forces to handle the full range of utility missions. The new-generation Euroflir™410 is capable of detecting and identifying threats at… Read more »

Source: Safran Electronics & Defense, 21-Oct-20

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Leonardo demonstrates helicopter-UAV teaming in the UK with its AW159 Wildcat

Leonardo demonstrates helicopter-UAV teaming in the UK with its AW159 Wildcat

On 17th September, Leonardo successfully demonstrated unique integrated capabilities between a manned aircraft and an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). This took place in the UK during Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUMT) trials between a Leonardo AW159 Wildcat helicopter and a semi-autonomous UAV from Callen-Lenz Associates. In this instance, MUMT is when a helicopter crew controls a UAV… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 21-Oct-20

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Starspeed to manage two H145s on new polar vessel Ultramarine

Starspeed to manage two H145s on new polar vessel Ultramarine

Luxaviation Helicopters and their dedicated VIP helicopter management company Starspeed have been selected by Quark Expeditions to manage helicopter services onboard their new polar vessel, Ultramarine Luxaviation Group, one of the largest private aircraft operators worldwide headquartered in Luxembourg, and Quark Expeditions Inc. based in Seattle, the leader in polar adventures, today announce their cooperation for… Read more »

Source: Luxaviation, 20-Oct-20

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Ontario gold prospecting uses helicopter-borne geophysical survey

Ontario gold prospecting uses helicopter-borne geophysical survey

Prosper Gold Corp. (“Prosper Gold” or the “Company”) (TSXV:PGX) is pleased to announce that a high resolution helicopter-borne geophysical survey has commenced at the Golden Sidewalk Project (the “Project”) in the Birch-Uchi region of Red Lake. The Golden Sidewalk is a district scale gold exploration project covering over 160 square kilometres of contiguous mineral claims… Read more »

Source: Golden Sidewalk, 20-Oct-20

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Leonardo CEO Profumo given 6 year jail sentence and €2.5M file

Leonardo CEO Profumo given 6 year jail sentence and €2.5M file

Last Thursday 15th October, an Italian court sentenced the former Chairman of the Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS) bank, Alessandro Profumo, and the former CEO, Fabrizio Viola.  The pair have each been given six years in prison for irregularities regarding the financial accounts between 2012 and 2015, as well as a fine of 2.5M… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Oct-20

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NHV Group appoints Head of Commercial

NHV Group appoints Head of Commercial

NHV Group has announced the appointment of Mr. Lars Skov as ‘Head of Commercial’, effective immediately. Lars Skov has extensive commercial experience, achieved in various executive and managerial positions in the sector over the last 25 years. His journey with NHV began in 2009 when he joined DanCopter A/S which was acquired by NHV along… Read more »

Source: NHV, 20-Oct-20

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Simrik Air has initiated air ambulance services for COVID-19 patients

Simrik Air has initiated air ambulance services for COVID-19 patients

Reproduced from Aviation Nepal with permission. This is NOT a press release. HeliHub.com has an exclusive agreement with Aviation Nepal which allows us to reproduce helicopter news which they publish. Copyright and full responsibility for the content of this article remains with Aviation Nepal. Simrik Air has initiated exclusive air ambulance services for COVID-19 positive… Read more »

Source: Simrik Air, 20-Oct-20

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Helipad reopens at Ellwood City Medical Center

Helipad reopens at Ellwood City Medical Center

The helipad at the former Ellwood City Medical Center has reopened for flights. So, for the first time this year, residents can expect to see medical helicopters landing at the Pershing Street pad for emergencies. See Full Story. 

Source: Ellwood City Ledger, 20-Oct-20

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Russian Helicopters delivers five Mi-8MTV-1

Russian Helicopters delivers five Mi-8MTV-1

The Kazan Helicopter Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) handed over 5 Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters to the State Transport Leasing Company (STLK). They will be used by several operators in different regions of the country. Two Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters will replenish the aircraft fleet of the Converse Avia Aviation Company in… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 20-Oct-20

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New FreeFlight ADS-B receiver reduces reliance on ground, radar stations

New FreeFlight ADS-B receiver reduces reliance on ground, radar stations

FreeFlight Systems, a leader in NextGen aerospace applications, today announced a certified, permanently installed ADS-B In Receiver which operates on both the 978 MHz and 1090 MHz bands. FreeFlight’s latest Datalink system will receive air traffic information directly from other aircraft, allowing for significantly improved situational awareness by reducing reliance on ground and radar stations…. Read more »

Source: FreeFlight Systems, 20-Oct-20

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50+ North Sea workers isolating after rig flights

50+ North Sea workers isolating after rig flights

Fifty-four oil workers have been asked to self-isolate after sharing North Sea rig helicopter flights with colleagues infected with Covid-19. See Full Story.

Source: BBC, 20-Oct-20

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NHV to increase hangarage at Aberdeen

NHV to increase hangarage at Aberdeen

Oil and gas helicopter service provider NHV Group has struck a deal to lease a 13,368 sq ft office and industrial unit next to Aberdeen airport. MOVING IN: NHV Group has sub-let the industrial unit at Dyce next to Aberdeen Airport from Survitec in a deal brokered by property consultancy Vail Williams LLP. The deal… Read more »

Source: Vail Williams, 20-Oct-20

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Full Ice clearance for AW169 delayed by COVID19

Full Ice clearance for AW169 delayed by COVID19

Leonardo have confirmed to HeliHub.com that FIPS (Full Ice Protection System) clearance for the AW169 has been delayed by COVID19. The original order from Rega (Swiss Air Rescue) was announced in December 2015, and consists of three AW169 helicopters. The organisation provides emergency medical service and search and rescue missions (EMS/SAR) all over Switzerland, from the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Oct-20

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Air Methods chooses Airbus HCare to support its fleet of 31 EC145 helicopters

Air Methods chooses Airbus HCare to support its fleet of 31 EC145 helicopters

Air Methods Corporation – the largest civil operator of Airbus helicopters worldwide with more than 450 aircraft in operation – has signed a $24 million, five-year HCare Smart support contract with Airbus Helicopters, Inc. to cover its fleet of 31 EC145 helicopters. “This is the first of what we hope to be multiple HCare contracts,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 19-Oct-20

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Abaco wins cabin computer contract with helicopter OEM

Abaco wins cabin computer contract with helicopter OEM

Abaco Systems announced that it has won orders from a major European technology company that will see Abaco’s range of innovative hardware platforms deployed at the heart of a new helicopter cabin computer. The initial order is valued at $350,000. Total lifetime value to Abaco of the win is expected to be $1.5 million. Design… Read more »

Source: Abaco Systems, 19-Oct-20

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Change of date for EASA Rotorcraft and VTOL Symposium 2020

Change of date for EASA Rotorcraft and VTOL Symposium 2020

The new date for the Rotorcraft and VTOL Symposium 2020 is December 9, 2020. EASA had to make this adjustment to taken into account some enhancements of the technical set-up for the virtual event. We hope you will be able to join us on the new date and we look forward to seeing you. There… Read more »

Source: EASA, 19-Oct-20

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Devon Air Ambulance is targeted by bright lights

Devon Air Ambulance is targeted by bright lights

There has been a lot in the press recently about the danger of lasers, with aircraft often being the target. However, we would also like to highlight that it’s not just lasers that can be of danger to aircraft, after one of ours was targeted this week by a car, aggressively flashing its headlights. Rob… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 19-Oct-20

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Baker Hughes Rig Count – 16 Oct 20

Baker Hughes Rig Count – 16 Oct 20

Baker Hughes has issued the rotary rig counts as a service to the petroleum industry since 1944, when Baker Hughes Tool Company began weekly counts of U.S. and Canadian drilling activity.  Baker Hughes initiated the monthly international rig count in 1975. The North American rig count is released weekly and the international rig count monthly.  Baker Hughes… Read more »

Source: Baker Hughes, 19-Oct-20

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British Helicopter Association announces winner of annual Eric Brown Award

British Helicopter Association announces winner of annual Eric Brown Award

The British Helicopter Association (BHA) has great pleasure in announcing that Captain Rick Newson CAA is the recipient of the Eric Brown Award for 2020. The Award is made annually by the BHA to an individual considered to have made the greatest and most significant contribution towards the helicopter industry in the past year. Captain… Read more »

Source: BHA, 16-Oct-20

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Garmin announces 2021 Virtual Format Pilot Training Classes

Garmin announces 2021 Virtual Format Pilot Training Classes

Garmin® is pleased to announce its pilot training opportunities through June 2021 will be transitioning to an entirely virtual learning format. This new format will allow customers to receive valuable product knowledge without concerns over travel and social distancing. A variety of pilot training opportunities are available ranging from Garmin pilot’s guides, PC trainers, eLearning… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 16-Oct-20

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Babcock starts Total contract from Aberdeen

Babcock starts Total contract from Aberdeen

In August, Babcock won the long-term contract from CHC to transport Total workers to its central North Sea platforms. The US helicopter firm took a thinly-veiled swipe at Total over loss of the work, saying “unsustainable pricing, will ultimately see an end to future industry investment in technology, safety improvements and the next generation of… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 16-Oct-20

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Entrol launches the H05 / H125 FNPT II simulator

Entrol launches the H05 / H125 FNPT II simulator

The H05 FNPT II simulator is based on the H125 FNPT II, also known as AS350, one of the best-selling helicopters around the world. The standard configuration features dual G500H, GTN 650, a 180° x 40° cylindrical visual system and a worldwide database. It can be certified as EASA FNPT II or FAA FTD level… Read more »

Source: Entrol, 15-Oct-20

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Philippine Coast Guard takes delivery of second H145

Philippine Coast Guard takes delivery of second H145

Philippine Coast Guard welcomed its second H145 helicopter, just four months after the official commissioning of its first H145. With their two light-twin helicopters, the parapublic agency becomes the first coast guard organisation in the world to operate the multi-purpose H145. The new 4-tonne-class twin-engine helicopter is specially equipped with weather radar, bambi bucket, emergency… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-Oct-20

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Life Link III Acquires FlightBridgeED

Life Link III Acquires FlightBridgeED

Life Link III announced today that they have acquired FlightBridgeED, LLC, a Kentucky-based critical care education company. The two organizations have shared a long history as strategic partners, brought together by their commitment to the advancement and delivery of critical care education and research.   For the past decade, FlightBridgeED has specialized in providing pre-hospital,… Read more »

Source: Life Link III, 15-Oct-20

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Study supports EMS use of piloted multicopters

Study supports EMS use of piloted multicopters

The results of the world’s first feasibility study on the use of piloted multicopters in rescue services has concluded that air rescue with piloted multicopters is possible, makes sense, and improves the emergency medical care of the population. The 130-page study was launched at the end of 2018 by ADAC Luftrettung and sponsored by the… Read more »

Source: Volocopter, 15-Oct-20

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Helicoper link reopens to Kedarnath pilgrimage site

Helicoper link reopens to Kedarnath pilgrimage site

Kedarnath is one of the most prominent pilgrimage sites in the country, and has now resumed its helicopter services after a long gap due to COVID-19 pandemic. The helicopter service for Kedarnath started on Friday, with a total of 890 people making use of the service on the very first day. See Full Story.

Source: Times of India, 15-Oct-20

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Kawasaki puts supercharged H2R engine in a helicopter

Kawasaki puts supercharged H2R engine in a helicopter

Kawasaki Heavy Industries has succeeded in a flight test of the unmanned compound helicopter ” K-RACER ” at the Taiki-Cho Multipurpose Air Park in Hokkaido. See Full Story.

Source: Living with Gravity, 15-Oct-20

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ASU President Announces Retirement

ASU President Announces Retirement

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) announced today that ASU President Jim Winkel will retire at the end of 2020. Winkel has served as the President of ASU since September of 2013 and his remarkable career in the night vision industry spaned nearly four decades. “Some of the greatest memories I have during my time at ASU… Read more »

Source: ASU, 15-Oct-20

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NCCH and Rotorsky partner on helicopter crew training

NCCH and Rotorsky partner on helicopter crew training

Norwegian Competence Centre Helicopter AS (NCCH) is proud to announce the partnership with RotorSky GmbH. RotorSky is an Austrian helicopter flight school with more than 15 years of experience in all kinds of helicopter pilot training. NCCH operates the most modern full flight simulators (FFS) for H145 D2 (BK117 D2) and as of October the… Read more »

Source: NCCH, 15-Oct-20

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Astronics Enhanced Vision Systems Receives Approval for AS350s

Astronics Enhanced Vision Systems Receives Approval for AS350s

Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO), a leading provider of advanced technologies for the global aerospace, defense and other mission critical industries, announced today that the Unites States and Canada approved Astronics’ Max-Viz 1400 and 1200 Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS) for Airbus Helicopter’s AS350 Écureuil. In cooperation with AVIO dg in Calgary, Canada, Astronics obtained the Supplemental… Read more »

Source: Astronics, 15-Oct-20

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Garmin adds autopilot compatibility and more to GI275 electronic flight instrument

Garmin adds autopilot compatibility and more to GI275 electronic flight instrument

Garmin® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced an update for the GI 275 electronic flight instrument has been granted supplemental type certificate (STC) approval by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and is available immediately through select authorized Garmin dealers. The GI 275 can now be used with the GFC™ 500 autopilot… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 15-Oct-20

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Schiebel Pacific ramps up for Land129 and Sea129

Schiebel Pacific ramps up for Land129 and Sea129

Schiebel Pacific is scaling its business in preparation for Land129 and Sea129. The company is hiring remote pilots and maintenance technicians and upgrading its facility. The expansion comes after Schiebel Pacific and Raytheon Australia teamed up for the LAND129 Phase 3 Tactical Unmanned Air System (TUAS) project for the Australian Army. Additionally, Schiebel Pacific is… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 15-Oct-20

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Reiser H145 Full Flight Simulator now qualified to EASA Level D

Reiser H145 Full Flight Simulator now qualified to EASA Level D

Lufthansa Aviation Training’s first own helicopter full flight simulator, designed and manufactured by Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH (RST), has received EASA Level D qualification by the German Federal Aviation Office (Luftfahrt-Bundesamt / LBA) on 27 August 2020. The helicopter full flight simulator (FFS) manufactured by RST is equipped with an interchangeable H135/H145 cockpit (H135… Read more »

Source: Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH, 15-Oct-20

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PAC International upgrades Bell 407 for Haiti Air Ambulance

PAC International upgrades Bell 407 for Haiti Air Ambulance

PAC International has recently completed and delivered an upgraded Bell 407 to Haiti Air Ambulance, a leading provider of emergency medical helicopter services in Haiti. Modifications provided by PAC include: ·      Spectrum Aeromed patient stretcher and base assembly with Lifeport pilot barrier and medical floor ·      Propaq, Revel Vent, and Bodyguard 121 IV pump mounts,… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 15-Oct-20

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