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Simhawk is Now Avmkt.com

Simhawk is Now Avmkt.com

Nearly two and a half years after its launch, Simhawk will change its name to Avmkt.com (pronounced av-ˈmɑrkət), to better represent the expanded services that are offered via its aviation marketplace. In addition to matching buyers and sellers of simulator time and training, Avmkt.com will now connect buyers and sellers of other aviation services such… Read more »

Source: Avmkt.com, 08-Feb-19

IBAC appoints IS-BAO Programme Operations Manager

IBAC appoints IS-BAO Programme Operations Manager

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) announced that industry veteran Katherine Hilst has joined the organization as the new Operations Manager for the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Programme. Bennet Walsh, Programme Director of IS-BAO, commented, “Katherine’s credentials as a professional pilot, a safety management expert, instructor, aviation lawyer, and experienced IS-BAO auditor… Read more »

Source: IBAC, 08-Feb-19

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Bristow postpones FY2019 Q3 earnings release and concall

Bristow postpones FY2019 Q3 earnings release and concall

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), the leading provider of global industrial aviation services, announced today that it will now release financial results for its fiscal year 2019 third quarter after the market closes on Monday, February 11, 2019. Bristow has also rescheduled its conference call, which will now be broadcast live over the internet on… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 07-Feb-19

New Helipad at Sheffield Children’s Hospital

New Helipad at Sheffield Children’s Hospital

The fundraising campaign for a life-saving Helipad at Sheffield Children’s Hospital took a major step forward today thanks to a new charity partnership. The HELP Appeal’s Chief Executive Robert Bertram has presented the first installment of £562,500 out of a £2.25M pledge to David Vernon-Edwards, Director of The Children’s Hospital Charity. The HELP Appeal has… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 07-Feb-19

Airbus and Helisim break ground on new Texas training centre

Airbus and Helisim break ground on new Texas training centre

Airbus Helicopters Inc. and Helisim broke ground Tuesday on a new, state-of-the-art helicopter pilot and maintenance crew training center in Grand Prairie, Texas. With an initial investment of $40 million, the Helisim Simulation Center will provide introductory and recurrent training to thousands of pilot personnel each year. The first stage of the new facility is… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 07-Feb-19

Guam National Guard Opens new Facility

Guam National Guard Opens new Facility

The Guam National Guard held an opening ceremony this past Monday for their new helicopter facility, the Guard Readiness Centre. The ribbon was cut by Army National Guard Director Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Kadavy; Guam National Guard adjutant general Lt. Col. Esther Aguigui; and commander in chief of the Guam National Guard Gov. Lou Leon… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Feb-19

Air Methods Expands Air Medical Services

Air Methods Expands Air Medical Services

Mercy Air, a division of Air Methods, announced the opening of Mercy Air 66, a new base that will provide air medical services to the Barstow community. The new base will be located at the former site of the Barstow Community Hospital at 555 S 7th Street, and will result in quicker response times for… Read more »

06-Feb-19

Enstrom 480B receives Canadian certification

Enstrom 480B receives Canadian certification

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is pleased to announce it has received Transport Canada validation of their model 480B helicopter on January 25, 2019. The 480B joins the other Enstrom models listed under FAA Type Certificate H1CE which have been approved for operation in Canada including the F-28A, 280, F-28C, F-28C-2, 280C, F-28F, 280F, and 280FX. “Enstrom… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 06-Feb-19

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Airbus Helicopters appoints new Executive Committee members

Airbus Helicopters appoints new Executive Committee members

Alain Flourens, 61, currently Head of Engineering for Airbus Helicopters, has been appointed Head of Industry for Airbus Helicopters, following Christian Cornille’s departure from Airbus. Alain will be replaced in his current position by Stefan Thomé, 47, currently Head of New Business Models & Services at Airbus Defence and Space. These management changes are effective… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 06-Feb-19

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GWAAC purchases new air base

GWAAC purchases new air base

What a year 2018 has been! We celebrated our 10th birthday and moved into our new purpose built air base at Almondsbury. And now, as the year draws to a close, we are thrilled to announce that we have reached our fundraising target for our Bur Our Base appeal, and have completed on the purchase… Read more »

Source: GWAAC, 06-Feb-19

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Airbus Receives First Order for ACH145 from Russian Customer

Airbus Receives First Order for ACH145 from Russian Customer

Airbus Helicopters has signed a firm contract with a Russian customer for the supply of a H145 helicopter in the ACH Line configuration from Airbus Corporate Helicopters. This is the first order from Russia for the newest version of this multipurpose twin-engine helicopter. The ACH145 model in the ACH Line configuration is notable for improved ergonomics,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 06-Feb-19

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USHST 5th Annual Helicopter Infrastructure Summit

USHST 5th Annual Helicopter Infrastructure Summit

This Thursday and Friday, more than 50 aviation safety professionals and leaders from industry and government will come together in Washington DC for this year’s USHST Infrastructure Summit. The Summit is designed as an industry and government collaborative comprised of groups involved with and impacted by: Heliport Safety, Standardization, Education and Oversight Aviation Weather Gathering,… Read more »

Source: USHST, 06-Feb-19

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New Director for North Sea Babcock Offshore

New Director for North Sea Babcock Offshore

Babcock International (Babcock) has appointed Simon Meakins as Director of its UK Offshore business, which provides crew change and search and rescue services to the oil and gas industry. Simon, who trained as a helicopter pilot during his time with the RAF, has been with the business since 2011 and moves into the role of… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 06-Feb-19

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Bell details 2018 achievements

Bell details 2018 achievements

2018 was an exciting year filled with new technologies and some pretty exciting milestones. During the past year, we brought more aircraft to more people in more places and at the same time continued to push the boundaries of flight. Check out how we went above and beyond in 2018 – we look forward to… Read more »

Source: Bell, 05-Feb-19

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IHSF Incorporates to a More Permanent Safety Foundation

IHSF Incorporates to a More Permanent Safety Foundation

The government and industry cooperative effort to promote helicopter safety and reduce accidents and fatalities, the International Helicopter Safety Team, has now become the International Helicopter Safety Foundation (www.IHSF.aero). The organization, which was formed in 2005, has been incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation because it has developed a permanent safety role within the worldwide helicopter… Read more »

Source: IHSF, 05-Feb-19

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FAA Statement on Continuing Operations during Shutdown

FAA Statement on Continuing Operations during Shutdown

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the primary agency responsible for the safe and efficient use of the national airspace.  In carrying out its vital aviation safety mission, the FAA maintains a complex, interrelated system of oversight, approvals, reviews, and renewals that allow an integrated network of regulated individuals, air carriers, and others to continue… Read more »

Source: FAA, 05-Feb-19

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Devon Air Ambulance opens 100th community landing site

Devon Air Ambulance opens 100th community landing site

Foxhole Community Association celebrates the opening of a community landing site to support Devon Air Ambulance’s night time missions, enabling them to help even more patients. We recently celebrated the establishment of the 100th Community Landing site in Devon. Across the county, communities are working hard to set up the pre-surveyed floodlit community landing sites… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 05-Feb-19

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Frictape Awarded Patent for Lighting apparatus of a helicopter deck

Frictape Awarded Patent for Lighting apparatus of a helicopter deck

The disclosure relates to a lighting apparatus of a helicopter deck, which is meant especially while being installed in connection with an identification marking, such as an H, triangle, cross figure or the like, and/or a touchdown and positioning mark ring on a landing and takeoff area of the helicopter deck for illuminating the safety marking/markings in question in… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 04-Feb-19

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Northrop Grumman Awarded Patent for Helicopter rotor icing detection system

Northrop Grumman Awarded Patent for Helicopter rotor icing detection system

A system includes a signal monitor to monitor a time rate of change of a revolutions per minute (RPM) trim signal that is received from an RPM command path to control a velocity of a helicopter rotor. An icing detector detects for the presence of ice accumulation on the helicopter rotor by comparing the time rate of change of… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 04-Feb-19

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Airbus Awarded Patent for Beam for a rotorcraft

Airbus Awarded Patent for Beam for a rotorcraft

A beam for a rotorcraft rotor and particularly to a helicopter rotor. Said beam comprises a hub connection portion, a blade connection portion, a first flexure portion located between the hub connection portion and the blade connection portion and having a bending stiffness about a first axis which is orthogonal to the longitudinal axis of the blade,… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 04-Feb-19

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City of Miami opens up land for heliport development

City of Miami opens up land for heliport development

The city of Miami has recently agreement on a Temporary Easement Agreement on Watson Island so that space can be made for a heliport. The heliport will be on the southern portion of the island, an area that was rezoned in 2016. They will be freeing up approximately 55,807 square feet of land for the… Read more »

04-Feb-19

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Airbus Germany signs framework contract with SGL Carbon

Airbus Germany signs framework contract with SGL Carbon

The helicopter manufacturer Airbus Helicopters Germany and SGL Carbon have been working together for years in the field of processing composite materials for aircraft doors of the Airbus Group. In the future, the cooperation with Airbus will be extended to applications for the helicopter sector and further intensified. The two companies have defined the framework… Read more »

Source: SGL Carbon, 04-Feb-19

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Elite Helicopters Expand Helicopter Training Fleet

Elite Helicopters Expand Helicopter Training Fleet

Elite Helicopters is pleased to announce the delivery of a brand new Cabri G2, G-SHAZ, which will be based at the Company’s facility at Goodwood Aerodrome. This is the newest Cabri G2 to arrive in the UK and will enable the Elite Flight Training School to increase availability at both Goodwood and Fairoaks. The Company… Read more »

Source: Elite Helicopters, 04-Feb-19

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USHST Safety Experts at Heli-Expo 2019

USHST Safety Experts at Heli-Expo 2019

Members of the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) will be providing their safety advice for Heli-Expo participants in Atlanta at 12 different workshops in a wide variety of topics.  The USHST promotes safety and works to reduce accidents through a government and industry cooperative effort that has resulted in a decrease in U.S. civil… Read more »

Source: USHST, 04-Feb-19

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CNC Technologies Launches Defense Grade Online Portal

CNC Technologies Launches Defense Grade Online Portal

CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, announced the launch of CNC.LIVE a new, defense-grade online portal for hosting, viewing, sharing and archiving real-time aerial downlink footage. The platform deploys for the first time in support of Super Bowl LIII, serving as the aerial law… Read more »

Source: CNC Technologies, 04-Feb-19

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Leonardo opens Gulf of Mexico Support Center

Leonardo opens Gulf of Mexico Support Center

Leonardo announced that its comprehensive new Gulf of Mexico Support Center in Broussard, Louisiana is open. The 21,000 square foot facility provides blade repair, spare parts and technical support. Construction began in June 2017 on two acres near Highway 90. To celebrate the opening, Leonardo hosted customers and local government for a ribbon cutting ceremony…. Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 04-Feb-19

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Bell and EDIC Horizon celebrate two more 429 deliveries

Bell and EDIC Horizon celebrate two more 429 deliveries

Based at Al Ain International Airport Zone, EDIC Horizon International Flight Academy provides state-of-the-art flight training to future pilots with its exclusive Bell fleet comprising of Bell 206s, Bell 407s and will utilize its new Bell 429s for ATP, instrument, multi-engine and specialized mission training. “We are excited to add Bell 429s to our flight… Read more »

Source: Bell, 01-Feb-19

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Southeast Aerospace Offers Part 29 ADS-B AML-STC Solution

Southeast Aerospace Offers Part 29 ADS-B AML-STC Solution

Southeast Aerospace, the first company to have partnered to achieve the first ADS-B STC, has announced its latest ADS-B solution for the Part 29 market. Southeast Aerospace has partnered with Peregrine and Air Methods (as the ODA) to provide a panel and remote mount fully integrated ADS-B solution for a variety of Part 29 airframes…. Read more »

Source: Southeast Aerospace, 31-Jan-19

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Airbus rings in 2019 with milestone anniversaries

Airbus rings in 2019 with milestone anniversaries

Airbus Helicopters North America is celebrating two milestone anniversaries of operations this year. Airbus Helicopters, Inc., based in Grand Prairie, Texas, is celebrating 50 years of sales and support for U.S. helicopter operators, while Airbus Helicopters Canada Ltd., located in Fort Erie, Ontario, is marking its 35-year milestone. “For 50 years, our customers and the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 31-Jan-19

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FLIR Systems Acquires Aeryon Labs

FLIR Systems Acquires Aeryon Labs

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced that it has acquired Aeryon Labs Inc., a leading developer of high-performance unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for the global military, public safety, and critical infrastructure markets for $200 million. Aeryon’s vertical takeoff and landing quad-copter airframes integrate multiple sensors, including FLIR thermal technology, to provide users with immediate high-resolution… Read more »

Source: FLIR Systems, 31-Jan-19

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Boston MedFlight launches landing zone videos

Boston MedFlight launches landing zone videos

Boston MedFlight recently launched a video series on YouTube meant to improve first responder safety when medical aircraft respond directly to an emergency scene, as opposed to an airport or helipad. Boston MedFlight regularly transports critically ill or injured patients off the Vineyard by helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft, and on occasion its helicopters are called… Read more »

Source: Boston MedFlight, 31-Jan-19

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Universal Avionics appoints Rotorcraft Business Development Manager

Universal Avionics appoints Rotorcraft Business Development Manager

Dan Reida, V.P. of Sales, Marketing, and Support for Universal Avionics (UA), announces that Mr. Tal Golan has been appointed to the newly created position of Rotorcraft Business Development Manager. Tal joins UA with an extensive aviation and business development background and 20 years of experience in the commercial aviation industry as a pilot of… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 31-Jan-19

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Sikorsky S-92A to Commence Operations in Mexico

Sikorsky S-92A to Commence Operations in Mexico

A major oil company has selected three Sikorsky S-92® helicopters to provide deepwater transportation to rigs off the shores of Mexico. Three fielded S-92 helicopters will support the client’s operations, including crew change and search and rescue. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT). The S-92 operational tempo continues to grow with 2018 fleet… Read more »

Source: Sikorksy, 31-Jan-19

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HSN provides their verdict on latest Helicopter Scam news

HSN provides their verdict on latest Helicopter Scam news

Helicopter Society of Nepal (HSN) made serious concern about latest news on fake rescue scam during press meet held today. HSN hold press meeting today after recent news on national and international media made news highlight over malpractice by helicopter, trekking and hospital sector creating fake rescue scam. Yog Raj Kandel, Secretary General of the… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 30-Jan-19

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Air Evac 16 now carrying blood and plasma

Air Evac 16 now carrying blood and plasma

All Air Evac bases in Alabama are now certified to have two units of blood and two units of plasma on board EMS flights and can set up an IV of blood in flight. Having started administering blood in flight will give the patient a better chance of survival. They are allowed to give blood… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Jan-19

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SAFE Structure signs agreement with Thern Winches

SAFE Structure signs agreement with Thern Winches

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, a world leader in ergonomic safety-first aviation, marine, and industrial maintenance equipment has signed an agreement to partner with THERN in a joint effort to create a helical air winch system specifically used for aircraft support equipment that is not yet available on the market. S.A.F.E. specializes in the precise design and… Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, 30-Jan-19

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Honeywell And Pipistrel Collaborate on VTOL air vehicle

Honeywell And Pipistrel Collaborate on VTOL air vehicle

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Pipistrel have signed a memorandum of understanding that will bring both companies together to explore and develop solutions for the urban air mobility market. The companies will integrate Honeywell avionics, navigation, flight control systems, connectivity and other beneficial products and services onto a future Pipistrel Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) air vehicle to… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 30-Jan-19

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Helicopter Online Ground School celebrates 7 Years Online

Helicopter Online Ground School celebrates 7 Years Online

It all started with Kenny Keller, a passion for teaching, and a Flip video camera in 2012. After a failed attempt at making a flight instruction business work in Northern Indiana, Kenny was in a financial slump and needed something to take hold and work. In seven years, Kenny Keller has provided the helicopter industry… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Online Ground School, 30-Jan-19

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Careflight Celebrates First All Female Flight Crew

Careflight Celebrates First All Female Flight Crew

Thirty-eight years after CareFlight put its first helicopter into service, it has another first: the first all-female flight crew. “It’s super exciting – for girls to actually think they can do this,” says Elisabeth Abel, Flight Nurse on the first all-female flight crew in the region’s history. The crew includes a pilot, flight nurse and… Read more »

Source: CareFlight, 30-Jan-19

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CPI Aerostructures Awarded Contract From Sikorsky

CPI Aerostructures Awarded Contract From Sikorsky

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero”) (NYSE American: CVU) announced that it has been awarded an approximate $1 million  program from Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), to manufacture a structural assembly used in the interior of Sikorsky helicopters.  Work on the structural assemblies will begin immediately with first delivery in early 2019.  The period… Read more »

Source: CPI Aerostructures, 30-Jan-19

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Metro Aviation welcomes new training manager

Metro Aviation welcomes new training manager

Metro Aviation is pleased to welcome Stewart Corbin to the team as he steps into a new role as Customer Communication Center Training Manager.  Within the same vein of Metro’s Transport Business Services and Customer Revenue Cycle Support, Stewart will provide yet another value-added service to Metro’s operations customers. “Stewart will provide industry-leading training at our customers’ communication… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 30-Jan-19

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Canada to extend life of Armed Forces Bell 412 fleet

Canada to extend life of Armed Forces Bell 412 fleet

As outlined in Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, the Government of Canada is making investments to re-capitalize and extend the life of equipment to ensure our women and men of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) have the equipment they need to fulfill the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) core missions. In support of this,… Read more »

Source: Canadian Government, 30-Jan-19

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Turkish Engine Industries Tests new Engine

Turkish Engine Industries Tests new Engine

The Turkish Minister of Technology, Mustafa Varank, visited Turkish Engine Industries recently to test the new TS1400 turboshaft engine. The engine is being developed for the T625 Gokbey helicopter. Both the helicopter and its engine are another step forward to Turkey releasing dependence on outside companies, as they were both designed and made by TEI… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Jan-19

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New solution to reduce the maintenance burden of H145

New solution to reduce the maintenance burden of H145

Airbus Helicopters developed, within the 2018 top irritant program, a new solution to reduce the maintenance burden on the Main Rotor Blade vibration absorber for the H145 aircraft: To switch the lubricating oil type in the vibration absorbers from MIL-PRF-23699 (CM 103) to ZNF-L-3001(CM 1001). The oil change requires approximately 2 hours per blade for a dynamic… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Jan-19

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Los Andes receives a second H145

Los Andes receives a second H145

Airbus has delivered a second H145 helicopter to Servicios Aéreos Los Andes, a Peruvian operator specializing in air services for the energy industry. It is the second aircraft of this model that Los Andes receives under a leasing contract with Waypoint Leasing. The new helicopter will be based in Kiteni, near Cuzco, and will carry… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Jan-19

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Helicopter Simulators – Global Market Outlook to 2026

Helicopter Simulators – Global Market Outlook to 2026

The “Helicopter Simulator – Global Market Outlook (2017-2026)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. “Helicopter Simulator – Global Market Outlook (2017-2026)” Some of the factors propelling the market are huge investments are being made in the advancements of helicopter simulators and increasing demand for commercial aircraft. However, high manufacturing cost and frequent technical faults… Read more »

Source: Research and Markets, 28-Jan-19

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US Airlines recruit Army helicopter pilots to ease shortage

US Airlines recruit Army helicopter pilots to ease shortage

US Airlines have started recruiting helicopter pilots from the US Army to fill the pilot shortage. Pilots from the army are easier to adapt and quick to learn. The pilot shortage was hit hard by the FAA changing the amount of training hours from 250 to 1,500. Army pilots however, only require 750 hours. They… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Jan-19

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East Anglia Air Ambulance founder recognised with award

East Anglia Air Ambulance founder recognised with award

On the 25th October, one of EAAA’s founding member’s Gerry Hermer, received this year’s Sword of Honour from the Honourable Company of Air Pilots. Gerry was instrumental in the initial set up of East Anglian Air Ambulance, but his dedication to the whole aviation industry spanned more than five decades. Gerry originally worked as an… Read more »

Source: East Anglia Air Ambulance, 28-Jan-19

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LifeFlight of Maine Creates Remote Access Project

LifeFlight of Maine Creates Remote Access Project

LifeFlight of Maine has created a new program to help them improve service to remote areas. The Remote Access Project has over 120 remote access landing zones, these are on private land, with permission. At each site there is a large yellow marker showing a LifeFlight helicopters, as well as grid coordinates, location name and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Jan-19

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STARS launches lottery with 2809 prizes

STARS launches lottery with 2809 prizes

When you hear the sound of a STARS helicopter, you know it is involved in a life-saving mission. When you buy your STARS lottery ticket, you join the fight to save lives. The 26th edition of the STARS lottery launched today offering 2,809 prizes, valued at over $4.5 million. LUCKY STARS 50/50 is back again and this year a lucky ticket… Read more »

Source: STARS, 28-Jan-19

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WinAir Launches New Website

WinAir Launches New Website

WinAir is excited to announce the launch of a newly designed company website that is focused on the unique business requirements of Operators, Heliops, MROs, and CAMOs. This new website, which can be accessed at www.winair.ca, provides users with a sleek, image-rich, and updated user experience that streamlines and simplifies website navigation. This makes it… Read more »

Source: WinAir, 28-Jan-19

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Skyquest awarded landing pad lights contract

Skyquest awarded landing pad lights contract

The U.S. State Department, the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Bureau has awarded Skyquest Aviation a contract for providing Helicopter Lights to the U.S. Embassy, Mexico.  This Purchase Order is worth $212K with delivery NLT 10 February 2019. Skyquest Aviation President, William Tresky announced, “We are pleased to continue our longstanding relationship… Read more »

Source: Skyquest Aviation, 28-Jan-19

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SPAES procures nine medical racks for EC135 installation

SPAES procures nine medical racks for EC135 installation

For a customer in the field of air rescue SPAES GmbH & Co. KG procured and certified each nine medical racks suitable for ventilators Dräger Oxylog 3000 plus / Hamilton T1 as well as for Perfusor® Braun compact S in helicopter EC 135. The racks for the ventilator are mounted on the track system at the ceiling of… Read more »

Source: SPAES GmbH & Co. KG, 28-Jan-19

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Global UAV flies first drone-based geothermal energy survey

Global UAV flies first drone-based geothermal energy survey

Global UAV Technologies Ltd. (CSE: UAV, OTC: YRLLF, FSE: YAB2) (the “Company” or “Global UAV”), a diversified and vertically integrated drone technology company, recently completed a drone-based geothermal energy exploration survey for Borealis GeoPower Inc. (“Borealis”). The survey is the first of its kind for Global UAV utilizing both geophysical and thermal imaging sensors over… Read more »

Source: Global UAV Technologies, 28-Jan-19

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Boeing Autonomous Passenger Air Vehicle Completes First Flight

Boeing Autonomous Passenger Air Vehicle Completes First Flight

Boeing [NYSE: BA] successfully completed the first test flight of its autonomous passenger air vehicle (PAV) prototype in Manassas, Virginia. Boeing NeXt, which leads the company’s urban air mobility efforts, utilized Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences to design and develop the electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and will continue testing to advance the… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 28-Jan-19

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Saudi Aramco introduces H145 to fleet

Saudi Aramco introduces H145 to fleet

Saudi Aramco operates in some of the world’s most remote areas, and the Aviation Department supports and enables the company to reach its strategic goals by operating in these remote areas. To meet the increasing complexity and sophistication of our operations, Aviation has initiated a fleet replacement strategy that oversees the replacement of its helicopters… Read more »

Source: h145-aramco1, 25-Jan-19

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Vertical Flight Society Announces Surge in Membership

Vertical Flight Society Announces Surge in Membership

The Vertical Flight Society, the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, announces that it has experienced strong growth in all its membership categories, thanks to the unprecedented global investment in advanced new military and civil vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Worldwide increases in funding from governments and industry are fueling the… Read more »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 25-Jan-19

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Boston MedFlight Releases Helicopter Landing Zone Safety Training Video

Boston MedFlight Releases Helicopter Landing Zone Safety Training Video

Boston MedFlight, a nonprofit, nationally recognized critical care medical transport organization that partners with a consortium of academic medical centers, has produced a helicopter landing zone safety video training series developed for use by Massachusetts first responders and air ambulance companies operating in the Commonwealth. This is the first landing zone safety video series created specifically for… Read more »

Source: Boston MedFlight, 25-Jan-19

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V-280 Valor reaches 280 knots true airspeed

V-280 Valor reaches 280 knots true airspeed

Building on a full year’s worth of testing and more than 85 hours of flight time, Bell’s V-280 Valor reached its namesake cruising speed of 280 knots true airspeed this week. Bell and Team Valor continue to methodically and very successfully expand the flight envelope. The aircraft continues to prove its performance is well beyond… Read more »

Source: Bell, 25-Jan-19

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US aerial firefighters on track for ADS-B deadline

US aerial firefighters on track for ADS-B deadline

With less than a year remaining, aerial firefighters are on-track to meet the January 1, 2020 deadline for ADS-B Out equipment installations. After that date, any noncompliant helicopter or fixed wing aircraft will have limited access to US airspace. ADS-B (automatic dependent surveillance broadcast) is considered an essential tool of 21st century air traffic management… Read more »

Source: Helimax Aviation, 25-Jan-19

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Airbus sees strong sales increase in 2018

Airbus sees strong sales increase in 2018

Airbus Helicopters delivered 356 rotorcraft and logged gross orders for 413 helicopters (net: 381) in 2018 (up from 350 gross orders in 2017), maintaining its lead in the civil & parapublic market while reinforcing its position in the military market thanks to key successes with international campaigns. The company also booked 148 orders for light… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Jan-19

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Bell takes 505 to Nepal for demo flights

Bell takes 505 to Nepal for demo flights

Simrik Heli Trades, an Independent Local Agent of Bell Helicopter for Nepal will conduct Bell Jet Ranger X Experimental and Demonstration Flight for the helicopter operator for the first time in Nepal. The Experimental and Demonstration flight will be carried out at high altitude of Nepal to test the performance of the Bell Jet Ranger… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 24-Jan-19

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H145 New Engine Mount Bushing

H145 New Engine Mount Bushing

Airbus Helicopters is proposing a new solution to prevent delamination of engine mount bushings, thus improving their reliability. The solution consists of a new engine bushing made of steel mesh that can be installed without any modification to the engine mounts, in approximately 8 hours. As a result, the 50 Flight Hours repetitive inspections will… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 24-Jan-19

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NHV awarded offshore contract

NHV awarded offshore contract

The NHV Group today announced a new contract with Elia to provide helicopter services in support of the construction of a high voltage electricity grid in the Belgian part of the North Sea. The operations are expected to start in April 2019. Flights will depart from NHV’s base in Ostend. NHV will support this project… Read more »

Source: NHV Group, 24-Jan-19

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AMSTAT releases AMSTAT for Salesforce

AMSTAT releases AMSTAT for Salesforce

AMSTAT, the leading provider of business aircraft market, fleet and operator information, announces the release of AMSTAT for Salesforce, a new fully integrated app for the Salesforce® CRM. This new application is available as an upgrade for existing AMSTAT Premier subscribers, is subscribed to through AMSTAT and is downloadable from the Salesforce AppExchange® (www.appexchange.com). AMSTAT… Read more »

Source: AMSTAT, 24-Jan-19

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Rosaviatsiya validates Ansat high-altitude operation

Rosaviatsiya validates Ansat high-altitude operation

Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) certified the increase in take-off/landing altitude of Ansat helicopter to 3,500 m. Major change approval is issued on the basis of trials conducted in summer 2018 at Mount Elbrus. The document allows Ansat to operate in high-altitude conditions. Before that the helicopter take-off and landing altitude was limited to 1,000… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 24-Jan-19

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Devon Air Ambulance extends hours to 2am

Devon Air Ambulance extends hours to 2am

We are very pleased to announce another extension of the operational hours of the emergency service, which will now fly until 2 am every day of the week with immediate effect. DAA’s Chief Executive Heléna Holt, said: This landmark is another step towards our goal of eventually providing Devon with a 24-hour emergency Air Ambulance… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 24-Jan-19

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Ultimate Heli deploys three helicopters to Antarctica

Ultimate Heli deploys three helicopters to Antarctica

Ultimate HELI is a world class provider of helicopter services, supplying the safest and the most efficient helicopter charter, helicopter maintenance, advanced helicopter training, utility helicopters and helicopter support worldwide. We are proud to announce that we have deployed 2 x Bell 412EP’s and 1 x Airbus Helicopter AS350B2 to Antarctica that departed Cape Town… Read more »

Source: Ultimate Heli, 24-Jan-19

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Congressman introduces legislation to promote safer fuel systems

Congressman introduces legislation to promote safer fuel systems

This week, Congressman Joe Neguse (CO-02), alongside Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) introduced the Safe Helicopters Now Act, legislation to provide helicopter manufacturers with a tax credit for retrofitting existing emergency helicopters with safer fuel systems. “Emergency helicopters and the people who pilot them are on the front lines of some of the toughest times for… Read more »

Source: Neguse House, 24-Jan-19

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Columbia Helicopters Still Aims to Sell

Columbia Helicopters Still Aims to Sell

Columbia Helicopters is still happy to the sell itself to a Texas company, even though the buyers have been plunging their stock. As soon as the company announced they were to acquire Columbia Helicopters, Bristow investors began selling shares in the company, driving their stock from $10.04 to $3.16. The fast decline in Bristow stock has… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Jan-19

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Irish SAR pilots to take industrial action

Irish SAR pilots to take industrial action

The Irish Coast Guard SAR plan to take industrial action on Thursday. They will be working a fixed roster of six days at work, with three days off. The company is operated under contract by CHC, which received an issue of notice of industrial action from Ialpa, a branch of the Fórsa trade union. The… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Jan-19

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New police airbase in Essex

New police airbase in Essex

Building work has started on a £4 million police airbase in Essex. Construction of the National Police Air Service (NPAS) airbase at North Weald Airfield is expected to run until autumn, with the first flights taking off before the end of 2019. Police helicopters and police planes will be able to fly from the base… Read more »

Source: National Police Air Service, 23-Jan-19

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Bell at SXSW 2019

Bell at SXSW 2019

In less than three months, over 70,000 will flock to Austin, Texas for the 2019 South by Southwest Conference. Bell is proud to be considered for several different sessions and panels exploring topics in On-Demand Mobility, Smart Cities, Intelligent Future, and more. Attending? Click below to add each event to your #SXSW2019 agenda. 1) Up… Read more »

Source: Bell, 22-Jan-19

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Airbus consolidates its global digital strategy

Airbus consolidates its global digital strategy

Airbus Helicopters is further paving a digital street through 4 newly signed partnerships with Maintenance Information Systems (MIS) providers that will connect their MRO databases with Airbus systems, making valuable helicopter maintenance data available to Airbus and its customers. Common data management is providing at least three benefits for customers: • Data loading time is… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 21-Jan-19

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New CAP 1747 Report Identifies Optimum Strategy for Flight Crew HTAWS Alerts

New CAP 1747 Report Identifies Optimum Strategy for Flight Crew HTAWS Alerts

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has published its CAP 1747 report on research into the optimum means of alerting helicopter flight crews to alerts for Class A Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems (HTAWS). The report’s findings will provide input for the EUROCAE WG110 working group as part of the aviation standards organisation’s efforts to… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 21-Jan-19

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