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Building Work Begins on new Penzance Heliport

Building Work Begins on new Penzance Heliport

Work has officially begun on the new Penzance Heliport that will become the helicopter gateway to the Isles of Scilly. The first turf was cut on the site at Jelbert Way in a ceremony this week (Monday 18th March 2019). The new heliport is adjacent to the previous heliport site and will reinstate direct helicopter flights… Read more »

Source: Penzance Heliport, 21-Mar-19

Two Nepalese operators to add Airbus H125 in coming weeks

Two Nepalese operators to add Airbus H125 in coming weeks

Two Private helicopter operators of Nepal, Simrik Air and Altitude Air, are gearing up for a fierce battle with both of them racing to induct brand new H125 (AS350 B3e) series Airbus Helicopter into their fleet by this season. According to the Highly placed source, the estimated cost of the helicopter is Nrs 310 million… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 20-Mar-19

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Senior Director of Product Development named at EastWest Industries

Senior Director of Product Development named at EastWest Industries

East/West Industries, a leading provider of critical lifesaving equipment for the aerospace and defense industry, announced the promotion of Mike Vetter to Senior Director of Product Development. In this newly developed role, Vetter leads the product development and engineering groups, working closely with the sales team to manage and expand East/West’s continued growth.“Mike is an… Read more »

Source: East/West Industries, 20-Mar-19

HSM-70 celebrates 10 years of excellence

HSM-70 celebrates 10 years of excellence

The Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 70 “Spartans” celebrated their 10th anniversary, since commissioning in 2009, at Naval Air Station Jacksonville Feb. 14. The event kicked off with HSM-70 Commanding Officer Cmdr. Kenneth Colman praising the Spartan team. “On Feb. 9, 2009, 22 officers, 23 chief petty officers, and 152 Sailors, totaling 207 “Spartans” established… Read more »

Source: The Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron, 20-Mar-19

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance to carry blood supplies

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance to carry blood supplies

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) will carry blood supplies on board its helicopters and Rapid Response Vehicles (RRVs). This major development will provide a significant improvement in the care that can be provided to patients. Being able to give a pre-hospital transfusion at the scene of an incident could be a life-saving intervention for… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 20-Mar-19

L3 WESCAM Launches In-Flight Training Course for MX™-Series EO/IR Turrets

L3 WESCAM Launches In-Flight Training Course for MX™-Series EO/IR Turrets

L3 WESCAM announced the launch of its InFlight training course as the latest solution in its family of aviation training platforms for MX™- Series airborne electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) imaging and targeting systems. L3’s In-Flight training program includes theoretical in-class training combined with pre- and post flight simulation training and in-flight, mission-centric training. With the… Read more »

Source: L3 WESCAM, 20-Mar-19

Trakka Systems announces TLX Searchlight Order

Trakka Systems announces TLX Searchlight Order

Trakka Systems is pleased to announce that ESG (Elektroniksystem and Logistik GmbH) has selected the TrakkaBeam TLX Searchlight for a German Police customer.  Furthermore, ESG are adding the TLX to their STC on the EC135. This high-intensity, high power searchlight is the latest model in the Trakka Systems range. Complementing the proven work-horse A800, the… Read more »

Source: Trakka Systems, 20-Mar-19

Canadian Coast Guard picks Dart wearplates for Bell 429 fleet

Canadian Coast Guard picks Dart wearplates for Bell 429 fleet

DART Aerospace has been known to offer Full-Length Wearplates designed specifically to prevent premature damage to OEM Skidtubes on a variety of aircraft models. The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) owns a fleet of Bell 429 that operate in some of the most demanding, challenging and severe operational and environmental conditions and therefore, cannot afford any… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 20-Mar-19

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AIM raises awareness for careers in Aviation Maintenance

AIM raises awareness for careers in Aviation Maintenance

The aviation industry faces dire challenges as it strives to recruit enough technicians to keep aircraft flying and airlines operating.  Boeing recently reported that the shortage of FAA-certified aircraft technicians has caused a vacuum within the airlines, and 189,000 trained technicians will be needed within the next 20 years. But fewer than 20,000 students across… Read more »

Source: AIM, 20-Mar-19

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PAL-V unveils the distinctive features of the PAL-V Liberty Pioneer

PAL-V unveils the distinctive features of the PAL-V Liberty Pioneer

At the Geneva International Motor Show 2019 (GIMS) PAL-V unveiled the distinctive features of the PAL-V Liberty Pioneer, world’s first production model flying car. The 90 pieces limited edition is based on the PAL-V Liberty which was unveiled last year at the GIMS. It will open the next chapter of mobility. During the 5 th… Read more »

Source: PAL-V, 20-Mar-19

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Caverton Helicopters picks Thales for AW139 simulator

Caverton Helicopters picks Thales for AW139 simulator

Caverton, a key aviation and marine logistics player for the Nigerian oil and gas industry sector, aims to deliver AW139 Simulator training to pilots. This move is a key step forward in Caverton’s strategic move into flight simulation training services. They have chosen to rely on Thales’s AW139-configured Reality H Full-Flight Simulator to accomplish this… Read more »

Source: Thales Group, 20-Mar-19

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PHi report on results for the year to 31 December 2018

PHi report on results for the year to 31 December 2018

PHI, Inc. (Nasdaq: PHII (voting); PHIIK (non-voting)) today reported financial results for the year ended December 31, 2018. PHI, Inc (the “Company”) today announced a net loss from continuing operations for the year ended December 31, 2018 of $141.5 million, or $8.95 per share, on revenue of $674.4 million. This compares to a net gain… Read more »

Source: PHI, 20-Mar-19

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Hawker Pacific supplies bespoke mission system

Hawker Pacific supplies bespoke mission system

Hawker Pacific announced the supply of a bespoke mission system delivered on three Bell 412EP helicopters to a Parapublic operator. Hawker Pacific Senior Vice President Middle East Region, Ian Darcy, says “our recent delivery of a bespoke mission system is a prime example of our experienced and mission focused engineering team at the Hawker Pacific… Read more »

Source: Hawker Pacific, 19-Mar-19

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Bell delivers B505 Jet Ranger X to Stockton Police

Bell delivers B505 Jet Ranger X to Stockton Police

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the delivery of a law enforcement-configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to the Stockton Police Department. “The Bell 505 has excelled in the parapublic sector since we first introduced the aircraft to the market, and customers are thrilled with the aircraft’s exceptional performance and ease of… Read more »

Source: Bell, 19-Mar-19

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Savback Helicopters appoints new CEO

Savback Helicopters appoints new CEO

After having taken large market shares in Sweden and sold helicopters in all the corners of the world over the last two decades, Savback Helicopters AB is now entering into a new expansive phase. In connection with this, the company’s Operations Manager, Reja Savbäck, is now taking the position of company CEO. The founder, Michael… Read more »

Source: Savback Helicopters, 19-Mar-19

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Hensoldt enters into Framework Agreement with Airbus

Hensoldt enters into Framework Agreement with Airbus

At the end of 2018, Hensoldt and Airbus Helicopters signed a framework agreement for the delivery of the Airborne Missile Protection System (AMPS). Initially, the agreement will have a term of ten years without any minimum purchase requirement being set. Now the first order has already been placed. Hensoldt will deliver a total of 20… Read more »

Source: Hensoldt, 19-Mar-19

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HELP Appeal donation funds new helipad for Maidstone Hospital

HELP Appeal donation funds new helipad for Maidstone Hospital

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is set to open a new 24 hour helipad at Maidstone Hospital thanks to the generous support of the HELP (Helicopter Emergency Landing Pads) Appeal. Robert Bertram, Chief Executive of the HELP Appeal, presented a cheque to the Trust on Wednesday 13 March. The charity is the only one… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 19-Mar-19

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Skyhunter Outfitters LLC Extends its 2019 Winter Season Hunt

Skyhunter Outfitters LLC Extends its 2019 Winter Season Hunt

Skyhunter Outfitters LLC, the premiere helicopter hog hunting outfitters in Texas, are extending their 2019 winter hunting season. This winter hunting season starting on January 7th 2019, is now being extended to May 2019. Hunters, who want to go for a helicopter hog hunt for later dates can now go book their hunt today. Skyhunter Outfitters LLC ensures… Read more »

Source: Skyhunter Outfitters, 19-Mar-19

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Official commentary on illegitimate overhaul of Mi-17V-5

Official commentary on illegitimate overhaul of Mi-17V-5

Due to the published information regarding overhaul of the second Mi-17V-5 helicopter operated by the Air Force of Afghanistan carried out by the Slovak company LOTN, Russian Helicopters Holding Company represented by the helicopter designer (Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant) and manufacturer (Kazan Helicopters) announces the performed work illegitimate. The holding company repeatedly contacted the executives… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 19-Mar-19

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CAMP Systems International Offers Engine Health Monitoring

CAMP Systems International Offers Engine Health Monitoring

CAMP Systems International is pleased to announce its industry leading CAMP Engine Health Monitoring solution is now available for Bell 505 aircraft powered by the Safran Arrius 2R engine. As the sole factory recommended maintenance tracking provider for Bell, CAMP Systems supports Bell operators as they maintain and meet the regulatory demands of helicopter health… Read more »

Source: CAMP Systems International, 19-Mar-19

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Aerial Firefighting Europe 2019 opens in French city of Nîmes

Aerial Firefighting Europe 2019 opens in French city of Nîmes

Aerial Firefighting Europe 2019 is the latest event in the expanding conference and exhibition portfolio run by Tangent Link. It follows the recent highly successful SAR conference in Australia and takes place on 19-20 March 2019 at Nîmes in France. Tangent Link prides itself in having a strategic partnership to underpin each of its conferences,… Read more »

Source: Tangent Link, 19-Mar-19

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First AW189 launched in Korea

First AW189 launched in Korea

The Seoul Metropolitan Government has recently inducted their new AW189 multi-purpose helicopter.  It can be used for emergency medical services, as it is equipped with a defibrillator and artificial respirator. It is also equipped with a Bambi Bucket which will be used for fire-fighting, reports Korea Times.

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Mar-19

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CAMP Systems and Hillsboro Establish Partnership

CAMP Systems and Hillsboro Establish Partnership

CAMP Systems International, Inc. is pleased to announce it has entered a partnership with Hillsboro Aviation through which CAMP is now the exclusive provider of maintenance tracking services for the Hillsboro fleet and the customers who use Hillsboro as their maintenance facility. “CAMP is excited and honored to partner with Hillsboro, and to provide services… Read more »

Source: Hillsboro Aviation, 18-Mar-19

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Astronautics RoadRunner™ brings enhanced capabilities to Firehawk

Astronautics RoadRunner™ brings enhanced capabilities to Firehawk

Astronautics Corporation of America is providing its AFI 4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instruments (EFIs) to United Rotorcraftas cost-effective, drop-in replacements on two FIREHAWK helicopters operated by the Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD). The RoadRunner EFIs—two per aircraft—are part of an upgraded avionics package and instrument panel that United Rotorcraft is outfitting for the surplus U.S…. Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 18-Mar-19

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DART High Capacity Cargo Nets fit the bill for Aeróleo Táxi Aéreo

DART High Capacity Cargo Nets fit the bill for Aeróleo Táxi Aéreo

When Rio de Janeiro-based Aeróleo Táxi Aéreo(“Aeróleo”), a subsidiary of Era Group Inc.,needed a certified cargo-carrying solution for its fleet of AW139s,DART Aerospace (“DART”) answered the challenge, and with resounding success. Aeróleo has provided offshore transportation services in Brazil for over 40 years and recently enhanced its cargo carrying capacity for its 13 AW139s through… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 18-Mar-19

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AMS and AUTOFLUG sign cooperation agreement

AMS and AUTOFLUG sign cooperation agreement

“The slim, lightweight and narrow design is excellently suited to the kind of technical task we are continually addressing.” This statement from Mr Andrea Girolin, Manager and CEO of AMS Heli Design LLC., based in Denison, Texas, explains very clearly why he has decided to purchase new safety seats from AUTOFLUG. The company AMS, which… Read more »

Source: AUTOFLUG, 18-Mar-19

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FreeFlight Systems announces new radar altimeter display for operators

FreeFlight Systems announces new radar altimeter display for operators

NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced a new radar altimeter display system, the RAD45. This new display was designed to exceed new trend indicator readout regulations required by EASA for helicopter operations. The system also meets all current FAA regulations, providing enhanced inflight safety benefits for pilots both in the United States and abroad. The… Read more »

Source: FreeFlight, 18-Mar-19

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Falcon Aviation to showcase at first Saudi International Airshow

Falcon Aviation to showcase at first Saudi International Airshow

Falcon Aviation, a leading business aviation services company in the UAE, is exhibiting at the new Saudi International Airshow (12th to 14th March) to highlight its helicopter and business jet VIP air charter services, together with its MRO and FBO capabilities. “We are very pleased to participate and showcase our various capabilities,” said Captain Raman… Read more »

Source: Falcon Aviation, 18-Mar-19

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Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Unveils New Website & Video Series

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Unveils New Website & Video Series

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, reports the launch of its newly revamped website and “Island Story” video series. The new online home of Blue Hawaiian features improved functionality, robust content, and easy access to essential information to help guests book their ultimate adventure. To accompany the website launch, Blue Hawaiian has developed an exclusive video series produced… Read more »

Source: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, 18-Mar-19

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PIF Announces Launch of The Helicopter Company

PIF Announces Launch of The Helicopter Company

The Public Investment Fund (PIF) announces the launch of The Helicopter Company, the first national commercial helicopter operator in Saudi Arabia. The Company will provide private transportation services within the main cities of Saudi Arabia as well as tourist trips to various attractions around the Kingdom. The Helicopter Company has been created with initial capital… Read more »

Source: Public Investment Fund, 18-Mar-19

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NHV Group appoints new CEO

NHV Group appoints new CEO

The NHV Group announced that Mr Steffen Bay has been named Chief Executive Officer. Steffen Bay previously served as the company’s Chief Commercial Officer. He will replace former CEO and co-founder Mr Eric Van Hal. “Steffen brings a wealth of commercial and corporate experience to the role of CEO from his successful 20 years career… Read more »

Source: NHV Group, 18-Mar-19

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PHI enters Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

PHI enters Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

PHI, Inc. (The Nasdaq Select Global Market: PHII (voting); PHIIK (non-voting)) (“PHI” or “the Company”) today announced that PHI and its principal U.S. entities filed for voluntary Chapter 11 protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas to address the upcoming maturity of PHI’s unsecured senior notes and strengthen its balance sheet in… Read more »

Source: PHI, 15-Mar-19

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UK AAIB Bulletin – March 2019

UK AAIB Bulletin – March 2019

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- AW109SP (G-FRRN), engine started with rotor brake on, London Heliport (Battersea), 19 November 2018 Bell 206B3 (G-OPEN), inadvertent climb into cloud and subsequent loss of control, near Aldborough, North Yorkshire, 30 May 2018 Robinson R22 Beta (G-MACA), helicopter… Read more »

Source: AAIB, 14-Mar-19

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Smart heli-hook helps raise angel to realm of glory

Smart heli-hook helps raise angel to realm of glory

An intelligent cargo hook has aided the heli-lifting of a golden statue of an angel onto the top of the spire at a church in rural Surrey. The church was built in the 1950s and the statue was added as part of a recent major refurbishment and extension project. The cargo hook was fitted with… Read more »

Source: HeliNav Systems, 14-Mar-19

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Astronautics introduces IBEX™ family

Astronautics introduces IBEX™ family

Astronautics Corporation of America is introducing a new family of flight and mission-critical displays called Ibex.This new family of displays is light weight, rugged,and designed to meet the requirements of military helicopters and aircraft in all environments.“The Ibex family are light weight, passively-cooled flight and mission-critical displays designed  for the highest reliability in the toughest… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 14-Mar-19

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Sterling Launches New Version of QuickOnline Mobile App

Sterling Launches New Version of QuickOnline Mobile App

Sterling has launched a new version of QuickOnline Mobile App Technology, a customer- centric tool built specifically for the aviation industry. QuickOnline provides real-time data tracking tools so that stakeholders in the supply chain can obtain immediate status updates throughout the transport of critical AOG parts, giving them the ability to immediately schedule repairs or… Read more »

Source: Sterling Global Aviation Logistics, 14-Mar-19

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IMT Vislink showcases updated AVDS System

IMT Vislink showcases updated AVDS System

IMT Vislink is showcasing its updated Airborne Video Downlink System (AVDS) with the addition of the TSM-2020 Transport Management System at the HAI HELI-EXPO 2019 (Booth C4338). IMT Vislink’s AVDS is an integrated suite of downlink transmitters, receivers and antennas that creates a comprehensive aerial-based video transmission solution. It is designed to improve situational awareness… Read more »

Source: IMT Vislink, 14-Mar-19

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Toll Helicopters and Seeing Machines have joined forces

Toll Helicopters and Seeing Machines have joined forces

Toll Helicopters and Seeing Machines have joined forces to launch a unique eye tracking technology trial this month as part of the Toll AW-139 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) at the ACE Training Centre in Sydney.   The trial is based on Seeing Machines’ Crew Training System prototype which incorporates modern eye tracking technology. The system supports aviation training instructors, pilots and crewmen with intelligent, evidence based data to provide detailed insights into pilot scanning techniques and situational awareness.  The 2019 trial will… Read more »

Source: Toll Helicopters, 14-Mar-19

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Helicentre announces scholarship winners

Helicentre announces scholarship winners

Helicentre Aviation Academy has announced the winners of its 2018 Professional Helicopter Pilot Scholarship Programme. Tom Oliver from Sheffield received the prestigious Commercial Pilot Scholarship award worth £50,000 (GBP), and Sam Turner from London, the Flight Instructor Scholarship worth £20,000 (GBP). In addition, thirteen of the academy’s trainee helicopter pilots have received part-funded scholarships towards… Read more »

Source: Helicentre, 14-Mar-19

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PhilJets orders 3 Bell 505 Helicopters

PhilJets orders 3 Bell 505 Helicopters

PhilJets, one of the leading business aviation companies in the Philippines, has ordered 3 brand new Bell 505 helicopters, to sustain its expansion plan. Celebrating its 6th year anniversary, PhilJets, the business aviation arm of Negocia Group, will be operating four Bell helicopters in its growing fleet. The single-engine helicopter, designed to efficiently transport 4… Read more »

Source: PhilJets, 14-Mar-19

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HAI Partners with JSfirm.com to Address Shortage

HAI Partners with JSfirm.com to Address Shortage

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is excited to announce a new Partner Service membership benefit with JSfirm.com (Booth B4917) that offers HAI’s members a dynamic new tool to promote employment opportunities. This partnership comes as a result of both organizations recognizing the other’s focus on providing solutions to the shortage of qualified aviation professionals. The elements… Read more »

Source: HAI, 14-Mar-19

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Air Methods Big Bear Base Celebrates One Year in Service

Air Methods Big Bear Base Celebrates One Year in Service

Mercy Air, a division of Air Methods, announced that its base at the Big Bear City Airport served 334 patients, including 23 children, on 347 transports during the first full year of permanent operation—the equivalent of caring for nearly one patient per day. Mercy Air, a division of Air Methods, announced that its base at… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 14-Mar-19

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Era reaffirms decade old relationship with Ramco

Era reaffirms decade old relationship with Ramco

Global cloud enterprise software provider Ramco Systems, announced ten years of Ramco Operations with Era Group Inc. (“Era”). Era, with more than 70 years of experience, is one of the largest helicopter operators in the world and the longest serving helicopter operator in the U.S. Era’s helicopters are primarily used to transport personnel to, from… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 14-Mar-19

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AUTOFLUG offers new safety seats

AUTOFLUG offers new safety seats

Barely a year after its successful launch, the AUTOFLUG FLYWEIGHT® seating family which offers safety seats for civil helicopters is supplemented by a powerful new addition providing drastically increased flexibility. With AUTOFLUG FLYWEIGHT® UP, the company is setting new standards with regard to the diverse use of helicopter cabin space. Its extremely sleek design and… Read more »

Source: AUTOFLUG, 14-Mar-19

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Boeing Acquires ForeFlight

Boeing Acquires ForeFlight

Boeing [NYSE: BA] completed the acquisition of ForeFlight, a leading provider of innovative mobile and web-based aviation applications. ForeFlight has partnered with Boeing for the past two years to bring aviators Jeppesen’s aeronautical data and charts through ForeFlight’s popular mobile platforms. Now, the teams will integrate talent and offerings to bring innovative, expanded digital solutions… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 14-Mar-19

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Rolls-Royce renews FIRST network

Rolls-Royce renews FIRST network

Rolls-Royce has renewed and refreshed the FIRST network for helicopter   engine support, providing the most comprehensive and wide-reaching service options in the world for Rolls-Royce M250 engines. The FIRST network (Fully Integrated Rolls-Royce Support Team) is the only authorized global support network for operators of M250 engines, providing affordable, reliable, quality solutions on six continents…. Read more »

Source: Rolls-Royce, 14-Mar-19

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Astronautics wACS successfully completes initial ground tests

Astronautics wACS successfully completes initial ground tests

Astronautics Corporation of America’s wireless Airborne Communication System (wACS) successfully completed initial ground tests on Airbus Helicopters’ H145 prototype aircraft, an important programmatic milestone. Astronautics’ wACS is a complete air-to-ground data management platform that simply and securely gets information on and off the aircraft—enabling streamlined operations, improved dispatch rates, improved mission capabilities, and mobile device… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 14-Mar-19

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S3 International selected by Honeywell for Worldwide Distribution

S3 International selected by Honeywell for Worldwide Distribution

S3 International was selected by Honeywell as its exclusive distributor of their Air Turbine Starter (ATS} and Upgrade for the U-60 and H-1 Helicopter Platforms. S3 International will market Honeywell’s upgraded ATS products worldwide, including modification and repair services. “We are pleased to be partnering with Honeywell on such an innovative, high-quality product that will… Read more »

Source: S3 International, 14-Mar-19

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Macquarie completes acquisition of Waypoint Leasing

Macquarie completes acquisition of Waypoint Leasing

Macquarie Group Limited (ASX; MQG; ADR: MQBKY) announced today that Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing has completed the acquisition of a helicopter portfolio from Waypoint Leasing Holdings Ltd. (“Waypoint”) and its subsidiaries. The portfolio acquired from Waypoint comprises 120 medium and heavy helicopters leased to approximately 30 operators as well as a number of firm and option… Read more »

Source: Macquarie, 13-Mar-19

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Serbian Police order three Airbus H215s

Serbian Police order three Airbus H215s

Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Nebojsa Stefanovic spoke over the last weekend at a conference entitled “Capital Investments and Capacity Building of the Ministry of Internal Affairs“. He used his keynote speech to extol his Ministry’s achievements in recent years, and also to list capital spending projects completed and budgeted for…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Mar-19

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Leonardo Awarded Patent for Helicopter Anti-Torque Rotor

Leonardo Awarded Patent for Helicopter Anti-Torque Rotor

An anti-torque rotor of a helicopter, having: a supporting body; a drive shaft which rotates about a first axis with respect to the supporting body; a hub connected operatively to drive shaft and angularly fixed with respect to first axis; at least one blade which is connected operatively to hub, is angularly fixed with respect to first… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 13-Mar-19

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Spectro | Jet-Care awarded Air Methods contract

Spectro | Jet-Care awarded Air Methods contract

Spectro | Jet-Care, the trusted and independent laboratory of choice for condition monitoring services to the aviation industry, announced the signing of a contract with Air Methods, the leading air medical services provider,to provide a comprehensive fluid and debris analysis programme for theirfleet of more than 450 helicopters. Through the contract, Spectro | Jet-Care will… Read more »

Source: Spectro | Jet-Care, 13-Mar-19

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STC Count for AEM’s LSS880 Loudspeaker System Continues to Increase

STC Count for AEM’s LSS880 Loudspeaker System Continues to Increase

Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp. (AEM) is pleased to advise that the supplemental type certificate (STC) count for the LSS880 (previously known as the 600W system) installation on the AS350/H125 helicopter continues to increase. The FAA STC is held by Airbus Helicopters, Inc. (AHI), and hasnowbeenvalidated in China, Europe, Canada, and Brazil. “We’re incredibly appreciative of… Read more »

Source: AEM, 13-Mar-19

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Alpine Aerotech grows specialized repair capability

Alpine Aerotech grows specialized repair capability

Alpine Aerotech LP is best known for their comprehensive Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) capabilities; serving leading makes and models of helicopters worldwide. What many may might not know is that they also lease a large fleet of transport category aircraft equipped for a variety of utility operations. This unique perspective on maintenance and operations… Read more »

Source: Alpine Aerotech, 13-Mar-19

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Skycore Aviation and HeliStream announce agreement

Skycore Aviation and HeliStream announce agreement

Skycore Aviation, Ltd. and HeliStream, Inc. announced an agreement to jointly provide UH-60A Black Hawks and their Black Hawk operational capabilities for firefighting in the state of California. In this valuable partnership, each company is leveraging its core competencies to deliver first in class service. Skycore is very excited to team with HeliStream fighting fires… Read more »

Source: Skycore Aviation, 13-Mar-19

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CHC H175 to become first helicopter new digital logcards

CHC H175 to become first helicopter new digital logcards

CHC Helicopter’s newest H175 will become the first Airbus helicopter to be delivered with digital logcards. The announcement, made at HAI Heli-Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, makes Airbus Helicopters the first helicopter manufacturer on the market to transform paper-based logcards into easy-to-use digital data. “A logcard is a document that tracks the entire history of critical… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Mar-19

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SureFlight debuts its B505 with custom updates

SureFlight debuts its B505 with custom updates

A highly customized Bell 505 Jet Ranger X, N505GT will be on display at static Booth #C08 at the 2019 Heli Expo in Atlanta, GA next to Bell Helicopter’s Booth. SureFlight’s Bell 505 GT Package includes, Custom paint, seats, headliner, metal gaspers, carpet, and repainted interior doors and a baggage compartment liner. SureFlight is a… Read more »

Source: SureFlight, 13-Mar-19

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Babcock Australasia reports successful first year of H175 operations

Babcock Australasia reports successful first year of H175 operations

Babcock Australasia, the aerospace and defence company, is celebrating its first year of Airbus H175 helicopter operations in Timor Leste after clocking up nearly 1400 flights providing offshore aviation services for their oil and gas customer. The company, which operates two H175s on personnel transport, search and rescue, and medevac duties in the Timor Sea… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Mar-19

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Tanis receives STC for MD902 Preheat System

Tanis receives STC for MD902 Preheat System

Tanis Aircraft Products announces the receipt of a FAA Supplemental Type Certification number SR04347CH and the availability of its helicopter preconditioning system for the MD 902. Tanis manufactures the only Heli-preheat system that thoroughly and safely preconditions all critical components. Helicopter preconditioning systems typically include heating elements for the engine, main rotor gear box, accessory… Read more »

Source: Tanis Aircraft Products, 13-Mar-19

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Tiger Tugs continues to grow with new product launches

Tiger Tugs continues to grow with new product launches

The MD tug specifically designed for its unique ability on lifting the MD 500 series helicopters has picked up several new corporate and police departments this past year. Our new Model 12 that can lift up to 12,000 lbs. is catching the attention of Bell 212/412 customers. We just shipped one to an oil exploration… Read more »

Source: Tiger Tugs, 13-Mar-19

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Airbus H160 handles Finland’s winter

Airbus H160  handles Finland’s winter

Airbus Helicopters has successfully completed its certification programme of cold-weather testing of its latest H160 helicopter in northern Finland. The company deployed the first serial aircraft to Rovaniemi in Lapland in February where the test team benefited from a period of exceptionally low temperatures down to -37°C (-35°F). The main objective of this second campaign… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Mar-19

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Drone Delivery Canada Unveils Its Cargo Delivery Drone

Drone Delivery Canada Unveils Its Cargo Delivery Drone

Drone Delivery Canada ‘DDC or the Company’ (TSX.V:FLT,OTC: TAKOF), unveiled its largest cargo and farthest range delivery drone, ‘The Condor’. ‘The Condor’ was displayed at public and investor launch events at the TMX Broadcast Centre Gallery in Toronto. Tony Di Benedetto, CEO of Drone Delivery Canada opens the cargo bay door of his company’s newest,… Read more »

Source: Drone Delivery Canada, 13-Mar-19

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CHC Announces Theme for 2019 CHC Safety & Quality Summit

CHC Announces Theme for 2019 CHC Safety & Quality Summit

CHC Helicopter announced the theme for the 2019 CHC Safety & Quality Summit and formally issued the call for papers of the event. The 15th annual Summit will take place at the Omni Dallas Hotel October 1-3.  This year’s theme is “Shining a Light on Safety: Are We Looking in the Right Places?” Potential speakers will… Read more »

Source: CHC, 13-Mar-19

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Heli-One Receives STC Approval For S-76B upgrades

Heli-One Receives STC Approval For S-76B upgrades

Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for its flight display and flight management system (FMS) upgrade from Transport Canada and the Malaysia Department of Civil Aviation. This STC is from the S-76B VVIP upgrade project recently completed for a customer in… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 13-Mar-19

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Lundin Software team up with Airbus

Lundin Software team up with Airbus

Airbus Helicopters has signed partnerships with two new MRO software providers – Aircraft Maintenance Systems and Lundin Software – that will enable their maintenance information systems (MIS) to be connected to Airbus, facilitating the two-way exchange of maintenance and aircraft data from Airbus to the customer’s MIS. Aircraft Maintenance Systems (AMS software) and Lundin Software… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Mar-19

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Kopter Group officially took over Lafayette facilit

Kopter Group officially took over Lafayette facilit

On Saturday, March 9, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards joined CEO Andreas Löwenstein of Kopter Group AG and other executives of the company, along with Mayor-President Joel Robideaux of Lafayette, Louisiana, Secretary Don Pierson of Louisiana Economic Development, and other officials to celebrate Kopter’s selection of Lafayette for assembly of its SH09 helicopters. The ribbon-cutting… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 12-Mar-19

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Hillsboro Aero Academy Launches Hillsboro Heli Academy

Hillsboro Aero Academy Launches Hillsboro Heli Academy

With a long history of producing quality helicopter pilots, Hillsboro Aero Academy has realigned its operations to focus more on those roots. Founded as a one-helicopter flight school in 1980, the academy has grown in size and scope to offer both helicopter and airplane training for domestic and international students, in addition to supporting three… Read more »

Source: Hillsboro Aero Academy, 12-Mar-19

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Cadorath celebrates its 65th Anniversary

Cadorath celebrates its 65th Anniversary

March, 2019 marks the 65th anniversary of Cadorath. Their brand promise to customers: “We Turn ‘Can’t’ into ‘Next’”, is forged from strong traditions since the company began in 1954. Leading up to and looking beyond 65 years, Cadorath has positioned themselves as a solution provider for aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities across the globe…. Read more »

Source: Cadorath, 12-Mar-19

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Safran Awarded Patent for Multi-Engine Propulsion System

Safran Awarded Patent for Multi-Engine Propulsion System

The invention relates to an architecture of a propulsion system of a multi-engine helicopter, comprising turboshaft engines (1, 2) that are connected to a power transmission gearbox (3), and comprising a low DC voltage onboard network (7) for supplying helicopter equipment during flight, characterized in that it comprises: a hybrid turboshaft engine (1) that is capable of operating in… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 12-Mar-19

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Flightdocs launches new ops product for helicopter operators

Flightdocs launches new ops product 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, 12-Mar-19

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NorcaTec Further Expands T53 OEM Exclusive Distribution Portfolio

NorcaTec Further Expands T53 OEM Exclusive Distribution Portfolio

NorcaTec LLC announced that it has been selected by Honeywell as their Exclusive Distributor of OEM spare parts for the T53 turboshaft engine worldwide excluding Japan. This agreement expands on its current relationship with Honeywell which began in 2014. NorcaTec will now provide the full range of aftermarket support for Spare Parts, Accessories/LRU’s, Components and… Read more »

Source: NorcaTec, 12-Mar-19

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DART launches its new AW139 Skylight Window

DART launches its new AW139 Skylight Window

DART Aerospace has officially announced the launch of its new AW139 Replacement Skylight Window. In order to provide improved durability to AW139 operators, DART’s Skylights are constructed from singlelayered and specially coated polycarbonate, which offers direct replacement to the current OEM laminated acrylic window. DART completed extensive DO-160 testing on the product, including extreme temperature,… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 12-Mar-19

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Tanis receives STC for S-64 Aircrane Preheat System

Tanis receives STC for S-64 Aircrane Preheat System

Tanis Aircraft Products announced today the FAA Supplemental Type Certification SR04343CH and the availability of its helicopter preconditioning system for the Erickson S-64 Aircrane. Erickson is a leading aerospace manufacturer and global provider of aviation services that operates, maintains and manufactures utility aircraft to safely transport and place people and cargo around the world. Erickson… Read more »

Source: Tanis Aircraft Products, 12-Mar-19

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DART launches its H130 Landing Gear

DART launches its H130 Landing Gear

DART Aerospace is happy to be introducing its new H130 Landing Gear to the rotorcraft industry. This new landing gear is a direct replacement to OEM parts and is designed to be a plug-and-play option offering maximum compatibility across all components. Designed from an improved alloy, the DART Landing Gear offers superior corrosion and cracking… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 12-Mar-19

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Spectro wins engine healthcare contract for Air Methods

Spectro wins engine healthcare contract for Air Methods

Spectro | Jet-Care, the trusted and independent laboratory of choice for condition monitoring services to the aviation industry, today announced the signing of a contract with Air Methods, the leading air medical services provider, to provide a comprehensive fluid and debris analysis programme for their fleet of more than 450 helicopters. Through the contract, Spectro… Read more »

Source: Spectro | Jet-Care, 12-Mar-19

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