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Bristow used Chapter 11 process to drop Airbus H175 order

Bristow used Chapter 11 process to drop Airbus H175 order

At one time, Bristow Group had a total of 22 Airbus H175s on order. Here’s the timeline of the announcements 2013 – an initial order of “up to 12”, which turned out to be 5 when you read the 2015 release 2015 – increased by 12 in 2015, a further five were then added in 2017 –… Read more »

10-Jan-20

THOMMEN delivers first multi function displays for the AW129

THOMMEN delivers first multi function displays for the AW129

THOMMEN AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT LTD. is pleased to announce first deliveries of its digital Multi-Function Display (MFD) replacement solution for legacy CRT displays installed on AW129 helicopters. Thanks to a proven track record in critical flight instruments and to inhouse LCD design, cutting and laminating capabilities, THOMMEN was awarded the task of developing and supplying a… Read more »

Source: THOMMEN, 10-Jan-20

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Milestone Aviation Group names CEO

Milestone Aviation Group names CEO

Pat Sheedy, a veteran aviation finance professional, has been named CEO of Milestone Aviation Group (“Milestone”), a GECAS company and the global leader in helicopter leasing. Greg Conlon — recently promoted from Milestone to become GECAS’ President and CEO — has appointed Pat Sheedy to take the lead role at Milestone. “Pat will join the… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation Group, 10-Jan-20

Air Methods Promotes new CEO

Air Methods Promotes  new CEO

Air Methods, the nation’s leading air medical service, announced the promotion of JaeLynn Williams to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Williams, currently executive vice president of sales, marketing and communications, will succeed Steve Gorman, who will continue as an active member of the company’s board of directors. These changes are effective January 20, 2020…. Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 10-Jan-20

Botswana police order three Enstrom 480B

Botswana police order three Enstrom 480B

The Botswana Police Air Support branch has ordered three new Enstrom 480B turbine helicopters from Safomar Aviation and these will join its fleet of Airbus models. See Full Story.   

Source: Defence Web, 09-Jan-20

“Who Rates Best to Avoid Fatal Helicopter Accidents? Who Rates Worst?”

“Who Rates Best to Avoid Fatal Helicopter Accidents?  Who Rates Worst?”

Sometimes, numbers don’t reflect the truth.  To understand the real story, some numbers need to be placed in the proper context alongside additional data. This also holds true when the safety experts from the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) analyze accident data.   The USHST has looked at 11 years of helicopter operations data from 2009… Read more »

Source: USHST, 09-Jan-20

S.A.F.E. will present a Maintenance Safety session at Heli Expo 2020

S.A.F.E. will present a Maintenance Safety session at Heli Expo 2020

SAFE Structure Designs CEO, Johnny Buscema, and Terry Palmer, Chair of the HAI Training Work Group will present a Rotor Safety Challenge session at Heli Expo 2020 focusing on maintenance safety and training. “Maintenance Safety-First Solutions That Work” will be presented on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at the Anaheim convention center. This interactive session provides… Read more »

Source: SAFE Structure Designs, 09-Jan-20

HAL sign 3D printing MOU with Wipro Infrastructure Engineering

HAL sign 3D printing MOU with  Wipro Infrastructure Engineering

In a first HAL, India’s aerospace, and defence company and Wipro 3D, the metal additive manufacturing (AM) business of Wipro Infrastructure Engineering (WIN), have signed an MOU recently to design, develop, prove out, manufacture and repair of Aerospace Components using Metal Additive Technology. This MoU also accentuates development, prove out and application of new material… Read more »

Source: HAL, 09-Jan-20

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Russian Military of Defence receives second Mil Mi-38T

Russian Military of Defence receives second Mil Mi-38T

Russian Helicopters Holding (part of the Rostec state corporation) handed over to the Russian Ministry of Defense the Mi-38T helicopter, manufactured by order of the military department of the Kazan Helicopter Plant. This is the second car of this series, delivered by the Ministry of Defense as part of the State Defense Order. In 2019, the… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 09-Jan-20

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Volocopter First eVTOL Startup to Receive Design Organisation Approval by EASA

Volocopter First eVTOL Startup to Receive Design Organisation Approval by EASA

Urban Air Mobility pioneer Volocopter announced that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) awarded the company Design Organisation Approval (DOA) following a series of thorough audits. The approval is a confirmation by EASA that Volocopter is performing its tasks as an aircraft manufacturer in a controlled and safe manner. As an approved Design Organisation, Volocopter… Read more »

Source: Volocopter, 09-Jan-20

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UK AAIB Bulletin – January 2020

UK AAIB Bulletin – January 2020

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Eurocopter EC135T1 (VP-CPS), corrosion-initiated fracture of a main rotor actuator tie bar, Owen Roberts International Airport, Cayman Islands, 26 February 2019 Agusta A109E (G-ETPI), loss of co-pilot’s door window, In flight North of Seaton, Cornwall, 27… Read more »

Source: AAIB, 09-Jan-20

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Volocopter first eVTOL start-up with EASA Design Organization Approval

Volocopter first eVTOL start-up with EASA Design Organization Approval

Urban Air Mobility pioneer Volocopter received recognition as a Design Organization Approval (DOA) from EASA, the European Aviation Safety Agency. This happened after a series of rigorous investigations by the agency. The Design Organization Approval (DOA) is a confirmation by EASA that Volocopter is developing in a controlled and safe manner. As a design organization,… Read more »

Source: Volocopter, 08-Jan-20

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JETNET Announces JETNET for Salesforce on Salesforce AppExchange

JETNET Announces JETNET for Salesforce on Salesforce AppExchange

JETNET is reminding aviation professionals to begin the new year with the recently launched JETNET for Salesforce on Salesforce AppExchange, empowering customers to access and import aircraft, companies and contacts from JETNET, including their simple step sync of chosen datasets. The new app allows JETNET and Salesforce clients to access and import JETNET company, contact,… Read more »

Source: JETNET, 08-Jan-20

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NATA Loss of License Insurance Program Reaches Pilot Enrollment Milestone

NATA Loss of License Insurance Program Reaches Pilot Enrollment Milestone

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is pleased to announce that over 1,000 pilots are now enrolled in its Loss of License Insurance Program, administered by Harvey Watt & Co. and underwritten by Symetra. This exclusive insurance program is intended for Part 135, Part 125, Part 91K and Part 91 operators. The key component of… Read more »

Source: NATA, 08-Jan-20

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Erickson is flying six firefighting S64s in Australia

Erickson is flying six firefighting S64s in Australia

Erickson Incorporated, a worldwide leading operator, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, is continuing to fight the devastating Australian bushfires into the new year armed with Six Air Crane® helicopters. As of Thursday, January 2nd, New South Wales declared a 7-day state of emergency as Australia’s deadly bushfires rage. This is the third time in… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 08-Jan-20

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Russian Helicopters Aviation Training Center in Ulan-Ude now certified

Russian Helicopters Aviation Training Center in Ulan-Ude now certified

The Federal Air Transport Agency has certified the Russian Helicopters holding aviation training center in Ulan-Ude. He was given the right to provide services for theoretical and practical retraining of the flight and technical personnel of the Mi-8AMT and Mi-171 civilian helicopters. The certificate issued by the Federal Air Transport Agency confirmed the compliance of… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 08-Jan-20

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Police Scotland use helicopter less and drones more

Police Scotland use helicopter less and drones more

Drones have been used to cut the number of Police Scotland helicopter call-outs, it has emerged after concerns were raised. See Full Story. 

Source: Herald Scotland, 07-Jan-20

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Albuquerque Police unveil new helicopter

Albuquerque Police unveil new helicopter

The Albuquerque Police Department unveiled its new helicopter Monday. See Full Story. 

Source: KOB 4, 07-Jan-20

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Bell Reveals the City of the Future at CES 2020

Bell Reveals the City of the Future at CES 2020

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, reveals at CES a vivid look into the future of the smart city ecosystem. The Bell Nexus air taxi and the Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) – both groundbreaking technologies – will coexist to move people, products and information across connected cities. “With a focus on the… Read more »

Source: Bell, 07-Jan-20

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Third Kamov Ka62 makes first flight

Third Kamov Ka62 makes first flight

At the flight test station AAK “Progress” them. N.I. Sazykina holding Russian Helicopters (part of the State Corporation Rostec) took off the third prototype Ka-62 multirole helicopter. The rise in the “hover” mode was carried out as part of the preliminary tests and was completed successfully. The third Ka-62 flight model took to the air… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 07-Jan-20

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Changes in UK air ambulance sector

Changes in UK air ambulance sector

The Association of Air Ambulances (AAA) trade membership body and national charity, Air Ambulances UK, are proud to announce a successful merger, taking effect from 1st January 2020. The new single nationwide organisation will support the UK’s air ambulance sector and will provide a national voice and platform on behalf of the air ambulance community…. Read more »

Source: Association of Air Ambulances, 07-Jan-20

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HAI names new President and CEO

HAI names new President and CEO

The Board of Directors of Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to name James A. Viola as the organization’s next president and CEO effective Jan. 16, 2020. Viola replaces Matthew S. Zuccaro, who announced his retirement last fall. Viola most recently served as director of General Aviation (GA) Safety Assurance for the Federal Aviation Administration… Read more »

Source: HAI, 07-Jan-20

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Power Aviation Acquires Avitronics International

Power Aviation Acquires Avitronics International

Power Aviation, a ISO 9001:2015 certified Helicopter support company, announced that they are acquiring Avitronics International, a company specialized in Aviation electronics and special mission equipment. The purchase of Avitronics International, further increases Power Aviation’s share in the helicopter market. ”The combination of the two companies will provide our clients with a greater selection of… Read more »

Source: Power Aviation, 07-Jan-20

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AW119Kx Delivered to Rotortec

AW119Kx Delivered to Rotortec

Leonardo announced that Rotortec, a premium passenger service provider in Chile, has recently taken delivery of one AW119Kx. The best-in-class helicopter will be used for tourism and sightseeing flights over Santiago, the region’s striking Andes Mountains, volcanoes, and world-class ski resorts among other routes that provide unbeatable views of rugged natural beauty and urban splendor…. Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 07-Jan-20

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Ukraine Border Guards receive first two Airbus H125s

Ukraine Border Guards receive first two Airbus H125s

On Friday 3rd January, the Border Guard of Ukraine received their first two Airbus H125 helicopters, arriving in a yellow and blue scheme for a launch event at Kiev. The pair will initially be used for crew training. Available images, including the ones in this report, show that an uncomplicated avionics fit has been specified…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jan-20

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Bluedrop extends aircrew training contract for Canadian Maritime Helicopter Project

Bluedrop extends aircrew training contract for Canadian Maritime Helicopter Project

Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc., a subsidiary of Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. (“Bluedrop”) (TSX-V: BPLI) has renewed its contract with Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, to provide instructors and training courseware for pilots and maintainers for Canada’s CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopters. The agreement extends the services that Bluedrop is providing to the program until March… Read more »

Source: Bluedrop Training & Simulation, 06-Jan-20

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Bulgarian Border Guard upgrades AW109

Bulgarian Border Guard upgrades AW109

Airborne Technologies proudly announces that they have handed over the next leading-edge surveillance platform to one of Europe´s police forces.The upgrade of an AW109 of the Bulgarian Border Guard has been a FRONTEX funded project. Airborne Technologies has equipped the helicopter with a FLIR Star Safire 380 HD EO/IR camera, an ECS Line of Sight… Read more »

Source: Airborne Technologies, 06-Jan-20

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Colorado National Guard aviation battalion mobilizing three units

Colorado National Guard aviation battalion mobilizing three units

Colorado National Guard Soldiers from Company A, Company D and Headquarters-Headquarters Company, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion 135th Aviation Regiment will be honored at a departure ceremony on Buckley Air Force Base Jan. 2, 2020, at 3 p.m. Family, friends and dignitaries will gather at the at the Chief Warrant Officer 5 David R. Carter… Read more »

Source: Colorado National Guard, 06-Jan-20

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Delta Helicopters to Boost Efficiency with WinAir Version 7

Delta Helicopters to Boost Efficiency with WinAir Version 7

WinAir is delighted to announce that Delta Helicopters will be upgrading to WinAir Version 7. Having used previous versions of WinAir’s software for the past 16 years, the company determined that a move to a more robust and browser-based version of the software would be a significant benefit to their entire operation. As a result, this… Read more »

Source: Delta Helicopters, 06-Jan-20

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Leonardo delivers its 100th AW169

Leonardo delivers its 100th AW169

Leonardo has delivered its 100th AW169, setting a major milestone since its EASA Certification in the summer of 2015 for the first all new helicopter in the light intermediate category in decades. The aircraft was handed over to Specialist Aviation Services/Cornwall Air Ambulance during an official ceremony at Leonardo’s plant in Vergiate (Varese – Italy)… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 06-Jan-20

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Airbus launches the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition

Airbus launches the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition

Today, Airbus Corporate Helicopters officially announces the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition in an event at Courchevel, France.  The first helicopter of the company’s partnership with British automotive company Aston Martin Lagonda was shown privately to the press on 18th December in London, where HeliHub.com met with key executives from both organisations.  The helicopter will shortly be… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Jan-20

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Leonardo flies fourth AW609

Leonardo flies fourth AW609

The fourth AW609 tiltrotor, fully representative of the final production configuration, successfully performed its first flight at Leonardo’s Philadelphia plant on 23 December, entering the final program development and ground / flight testing stages. Lifting off on a clear afternoon, test pilot Dan Wells said, “The aircraft performed beautifully, thanks to all the rig and… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 02-Jan-20

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DRF joins forces with Lufthansa Aviation Training for simulator training

DRF joins forces with Lufthansa Aviation Training for simulator training

Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT) and the academy of the HEMS operator DRF Luftrettung will present their new offer in the field of pilot training and further training at the HAI Heli-Expo from January 28 to 30, 2020 in Anaheim, California: From August 2020, it will be available A state-of-the-art Full Flight Simulator Level D is… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 02-Jan-20

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HeliOperations appoints Chairman

HeliOperations appoints Chairman

HeliOperations is delighted to welcome Vice Admiral Sir Alan Massey as Chairman of the HeliOps Board of Directors. Sir Alan has a strong background in maritime operations, maritime aviation, search and rescue, risk management, and safety regulation. In his 33-year Royal Navy career he commanded two aircraft carriers on combat operations and served for 5-years… Read more »

Source: HeliOperations, 02-Jan-20

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HAI welcomes two new NTSB Board Members

HAI welcomes two new NTSB Board Members

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to congratulate the Honorable Michael Graham and Tom Chapman, whom the U.S. Senate confirmed Dec. 19 as members of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). “We could not be happier with the addition of both gentlemen to the NTSB,” says Matt Zuccaro, president and CEO of HAI. “We have… Read more »

Source: HAI, 02-Jan-20

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Joint state tests of Mi-26T2V helicopter started

Joint state tests of Mi-26T2V helicopter started

Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) and representatives of the Russian Ministry of Defense started joint state tests of Mi-26T2V heavy-lift military transport helicopter which are to last until the end of 2020. As part of Russian Helicopters’ program on upgrading the heavy Mi-26 helicopter for the Russian Aerospace Forces, in 2018… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 31-Dec-19

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First Sikorsky S92 retired from active service

First Sikorsky S92 retired from active service

Since the introduction of the Sikorsky S92 from its FAA certification in 2002, the only airframes to be withdrawn from service have been as a consequence of an accident. Until now. CHC in the UK have retired serial number 920024, which the UK Civil Aviation Authority recorded in February 2019 as having 12,024 hours on… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Dec-19

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Genesys Aerosystems’ Modernized Avionics Suite Achieved STC in Bell 412EP & 412

Genesys Aerosystems’ Modernized Avionics Suite Achieved STC in Bell 412EP & 412

Genesys Aerosystems, the leading provider of integrated avionics systems for military and civil customers, announced that the IDU-680 EFIS displays earned FAA Supplemental Type Certification for the Bell 412EP and 412 helicopters. The architecture for these platforms includes four IDU-680s with full avionics integration, and EICAS engine and warning displays.  The Level A certified IDU-680 EFIS utilizes… Read more »

Source: Genesys Aerosystems, 30-Dec-19

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SqwaQ Signs G&N Aircraft to Distribute Robust Helicopter Data Connectivity

SqwaQ Signs G&N Aircraft to Distribute Robust Helicopter Data Connectivity

SqwaQ, announced that it has signed G&N Aircraft as a Channel Distribution Partner for its new SqwaQbox in-flight modem. This device delivers robust data connectivity to helicopters and light fixed wing aircraft without the need of expensive satellite or microwave links. The SqwaQbox is a patented, mobile modem developed specifically for aircraft and combines six… Read more »

Source: SqwaQ, 30-Dec-19

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Skyryse reveals its Flight Stack automation platform

Skyryse reveals its Flight Stack automation platform

Skyryse, a transportation company, today unveiled the Skyryse Flight Stack, a suite of automation technologies that will help the company make safe urban flight mainstream. The Skyryse Flight Stack comprises technology that automates flight in FAA-approved helicopters, safety and communication systems, and a network of smart helipads to ultimately create a new transportation system in… Read more »

Source: Skyryse, 30-Dec-19

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HeliHub.com celebrates Christmas

HeliHub.com celebrates Christmas

The team at HeliHub.com would like to wish all our readers a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous 2020. This is the time of the year we celebrate the birth of Jesus, and we trust many of our readers will take time to consider what that means to the world, perhaps through attending a church… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Dec-19

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Kopter introduces its new website!

Kopter introduces its new website!

Kopter Group is pleased to announce today the launch of its redesigned website. The new platform offers quick and easy access to essential information and features relating to its SH09 next generation single engine helicopter and its customer support & services offering. The new website has a clean uncluttered design, improved functionality and enhanced content… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 20-Dec-19

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Thommen delivers 1st multi function displays for AW129

Thommen delivers 1st multi function displays for AW129

THOMMEN AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT LTD. is pleased to announce first deliveries of its digital Multi-Function Display (MFD) replacement solution for legacy CRT displays installed on AW129 helicopters. Thanks to a proven track record in critical flight instruments and to inhouse LCD design, cutting and laminating capabilities, THOMMEN was awarded the task of developing and supplying a… Read more »

Source: Thommen, 20-Dec-19

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S.A.F.E Structure Designs is awarded a GSA Contract

S.A.F.E Structure Designs is awarded a GSA Contract

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, LLC is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a 5 year GSA contract with three 5 year extensions. This long-term contract status approves S.A.F.E. to sell its custom ergonomic products and services directly to US Government entities including military and transportation departments. S.A.F.E is a global leader in the design… Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, 20-Dec-19

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AAMS issue statement on Surprise Medical Billing Proposal

AAMS issue statement on Surprise Medical Billing Proposal

The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), a nonprofit trade association that represents over 90% of the air ambulance industry in the United States, released the following statement today on the new Surprise Medical Billing proposal, announced by Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and House Energy and Commerce Committee… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 19-Dec-19

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Enstrom celebrates 60 years

Enstrom celebrates 60 years

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is proud to be celebrating its 60th anniversary, December 22, 2019. From humble beginnings in the woods of northern Michigan, Enstrom has grown to become a storied aerospace manufacturer, having produced more than 1300 aircraft operated in over 50 countries around the world. Rudy Enstrom was a mining engineer in Crystal Falls,… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 18-Dec-19

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USHST Safety Experts Will Offer 21 Workshops at Heli-Expo 2020

USHST Safety Experts Will Offer 21 Workshops at Heli-Expo 2020

Members of the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) will be providing their safety advice for Heli-Expo participants in Anaheim at 21 different workshops on a wide variety of topics.  Many of the topics link to proposed safety enhancements that the USHST is supporting.   The USHST promotes safety and works to reduce accidents through… Read more »

Source: USHST, 18-Dec-19

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Joint trade fair appearance of Lufthansa Aviation Training and DRF Luftrettung

Joint trade fair appearance of Lufthansa Aviation Training and DRF Luftrettung

Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT) and the Academy of the HEMS operator DRF Luftrettung will present their new pilot training and further training program at the HAI Heli-Expo from January 28 to 30, 2020 in Anaheim, California. From August 2020, a state-of-the-art full flight simulator level D will be available at Lufthansa Aviation Training’s training center… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 18-Dec-19

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Support the Future of Our Industry

Support the Future of Our Industry

Are you looking for a meaningful (and potentially tax-deductible) way to raise your company’s profile at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim? Consider a donation to the Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) Online Silent Auction.   Donate an aviation-themed or general-interest item, or consider funding an auction item through a generous gift. Auction proceeds support the HFI Scholarship Program,… Read more »

Source: HFI, 18-Dec-19

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Inaugural Helicopter Safety Performance Report

Inaugural Helicopter Safety Performance Report

HeliOffshore published the inaugural Helicopter Safety Performance Report – the result of the collaborative efforts of operators, manufacturers and regulators, through HeliOffshore’s Safety Intelligence Programme. Gretchen Haskins, CEO HeliOffshore, said: “This Helicopter Safety Performance Report reveals how far we have come as a mature, collaborative industry – but also what we need to do to close the… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 18-Dec-19

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Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and Bell Announce Agreement as part of the FAA UASIPP

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and Bell Announce Agreement as part of the FAA UASIPP

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) and Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company announced an agreement to add Bell to the CNO UASIPP team and begin testing some of the Bell innovations and systems on CNO-owned property in rural southeastern Oklahoma. The flights and tests will be conducted as part of the… Read more »

Source: Bell, 18-Dec-19

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Foundation laid for new helicopter MRO centre in Azerbaijan

Foundation laid for new helicopter MRO centre in Azerbaijan

The new Helicopter Service and Repair Center will be built within the framework of joint projects in accordance with the decisions of the Intergovernmental State Commission between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Russian Federation on Economic Cooperation Issues related to the development of civil aviation and will be the only such facility in the region…. Read more »

Source: SWHS, 17-Dec-19

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Cayman Police replace damaged EC135 wtih second H145

Cayman Police replace damaged EC135 wtih second H145

The new RCIPS Helicopter arrived on Island on Friday, 6 December. This second helicopter, another Airbus H145 model, will sit alongside the RCIPS Air Operations Unit’s existing H145, which arrived on island last March and was purchased as part of a joint deal between the UK and Cayman. This H145 is the replacement for the… Read more »

Source: RCIPS Helicopter, 17-Dec-19

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Silvus Technologies to provide MN-MIMO Technology for National Guard Lakotas

Silvus Technologies to provide MN-MIMO Technology for National Guard Lakotas

 Silvus Technologies announced that Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is integrating Silvus systems into its solution for the U.S. ARMY National Guard (ARNG) Mission Equipment Package (MEP) program. Silvus will support SNC with its StreamCaster radios as part of the HAMMER MANET kit. Under the MEP program, SNC will produce, support and field intelligence, surveillance and… Read more »

Source: Silvus Technologies, 17-Dec-19

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NATA Participates with FAA and Industry on GA Safety Roundtable

NATA Participates with FAA and Industry on GA Safety Roundtable

NATA’s Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel Timothy Obitts, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs John McGraw, and Chairman of the Board Curt Castagna attended the Federal Aviation Administration’s General Aviation Safety Roundtable. The Roundtable, held periodically with general aviation associations and the FAA, reviews the major safety issues of the day and what the next… Read more »

Source: NATA, 17-Dec-19

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New Pratt & Whitney PW206 overhaul facility opens in Brazil

New Pratt & Whitney PW206 overhaul facility opens in Brazil

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), and Brazil’s Indύstria de Aviação e Serviços (IAS), officially opened their new overhaul centre in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, for PT6A and PW200 engine families. The grand opening event that celebrated the addition of a fourth new facility in Brazil was attended by national and… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney, 17-Dec-19

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Sikorsky And United Rotorcraft Deliver Three FIREHAWK® Helicopters To California Firefighting Agencies

Sikorsky And United Rotorcraft Deliver Three FIREHAWK® Helicopters To California Firefighting Agencies

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), and United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation, announced  deliveries of three new S-70i™ FIREHAWK® helicopters to California fire agencies: one each to the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD), and the City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department…. Read more »

Source: Sikorksy, 16-Dec-19

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Students Shine at Third Annual Bell Vertical Robotics Competition

Students Shine at Third Annual Bell Vertical Robotics Competition

Committed to furthering STEM education in schools, Bell launched its third annual Bell Vertical Robotics Competition this past weekend. The 2019 competition theme was On-Demand Mobility which simulated air-taxi movement of people and rapid-delivery of product orders. 17 high school teams from all over the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX area and Virginia were provided a drone… Read more »

Source: Bell, 16-Dec-19

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UK AAIB Bulletin – December 2019

UK AAIB Bulletin – December 2019

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- EC135 P2+ (G-POLA), loss of NR control during flight test due to a faulty N2 adjuster, Morpeth, Northumberland, 5 April 2018  

Source: AAIB, 15-Dec-19

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Air BP rolls out Airfield Automation digital technology across São Paulo heliports

Air BP rolls out Airfield Automation digital technology across São Paulo heliports

Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, has completed the roll out of its innovative Airfield Automation digital technology across São Paulo state, Brazil. It is estimated that around 150 of Air BP’s airport and operator customers will benefit from the new technology which aims to enhance safety, reliability and compliance in airport fuelling operations. This… Read more »

Source: Air BP, 13-Dec-19

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Bell Announces Delivery of First Bell 505 to Horizon International Flight Academy

Bell Announces Delivery of First Bell 505 to Horizon International Flight Academy

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the delivery of the first of 12 Bell 505 helicopters to Horizon International Flight Academy per an agreement signed in November at the Dubai Air Show. The 505 was configured for flight training, fully equipped with an integrated glass cockpit that enables pilots in training… Read more »

Source: Bell, 13-Dec-19

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Frost & Sullivan Presents the Evolving UAM Landscape Up to 2040

Frost & Sullivan Presents the Evolving UAM Landscape Up to 2040

The influx of established aerospace, automotive and technology companies into the urban air mobility (UAM) market, backed by technological advancements and government initiatives, is expected to drive the air taxi market. Air taxi operations are forecast to commence in 2022 in the Middle East and grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 45.9%… Read more »

13-Dec-19

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Sikorsky Donates S-76® Airframe

Sikorsky Donates S-76® Airframe

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), announced today the donation of its S-76® airframe to the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center. The airframe was delivered this week by employees from the Sikorsky Coatesville, Pa. facility, where it received a make-over into its original VIP customer configuration in preparation for its forever home. The… Read more »

Source: Sikorksy, 13-Dec-19

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EASA certifies Safran Aneto-1K in Leonardo AW189K

EASA certifies Safran Aneto-1K in Leonardo AW189K

Safran Helicopter Engines has received EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) Type Certification for its Aneto-1K engine, as fitted to the Leonardo AW189K. Intended for super-medium and heavy helicopters, the Aneto family produces between 2,500 and 3,000 shp. The 1K is rated at 2,500 shp and its first flight in the AW189K took place in March… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 13-Dec-19

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New helipad opens at Maidstone Hospital

New helipad opens at Maidstone Hospital

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited Maidstone Hospital on Wednesday (11 December 2019) to officially open its new helipad. The HELP Appeal, which is the only charity in the country dedicated to funding hospital helipads, donated £300,000 to Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust to build the all-weather pad at the rear of the… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 13-Dec-19

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CEO of Chinook Helicopters in Abbotsford among nation’s Most Powerful Women

CEO of Chinook Helicopters in Abbotsford among nation’s Most Powerful Women

The president and CEO of Chinook Helicopters in Abbotsford has been named one of the top 100 most powerful women in Canada by the Women’s Executive Network. See Full Story.

Source: The Abbotsford News, 12-Dec-19

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Southwest Fuel Systems Announces New Triumph Hydromechanical Unit MRO Capability for RR M250 Engines

Southwest Fuel Systems Announces New Triumph Hydromechanical Unit MRO Capability for RR M250 Engines

M International’s subsidiary company Southwest Fuel Systems (SWF) is pleased to announce its approval to provide full-service maintenance, repair, overhaul and exchange (MRO) services for original Triumph manufactured Hydromechanical Units (HMU) certified for use on the Rolls-Royce M250-C40/C47 series of gas turbine engines. Ralph Bishop, President of Southwest Fuels stated, “As a Triumph Authorized Engine… Read more »

Source: M International, 12-Dec-19

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New app launched for owners to track inspections, maintenance, billing etc

New app launched for owners to track inspections, maintenance, billing etc

The Coflyt team is incredibly excited to launch their new app on the Apple and Google Play stores. Coflyt is intelligent aircraft software that will provide pilots peace of mind by combining required inspections, maintenance tracking, scheduling, and billing into a simple app to provide convenience to aircraft owners and pilots. With the launch of… Read more »

Source: Coflyt, 12-Dec-19

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RYAN AEROSPACE launches HELIMOD Mark III PLUS+ at I/ITSEC

RYAN AEROSPACE launches HELIMOD Mark III PLUS+ at I/ITSEC

RYAN AEROSPACE (Australia) used the first day of I/ITSEC to launch its latest helicopter simulator product, the HELIMOD Mark III PLUS+ I/ITSEC (Interservice / Industry Simulation and Education Conference) is the world’s largest military simulation and training event held annually in Orlando, Florida, USA. This new helicopter simulator product is similar to the existing RYAN… Read more »

Source: RYAN AEROSPACE, 12-Dec-19

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Elbit helps add Integrated Weapon System to MD530MG

Elbit helps add Integrated Weapon System to MD530MG

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces a strategic teaming agreement with Elbit Systems Ltd (ESL) to deliver next-generation weapons and mission management capabilities to its MD 530G Block II (BII) Scout Attack Helicopter. The proven, pilot-centric Integrated Weapons System (IWS) is comprised of a Helmet Display and Tracking System (HDTS), Weapons Management System (WMS) and Mission… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 12-Dec-19

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AMSTAT announces an upgraded Dashboard for AMSTAT Premier and Connect

AMSTAT announces an upgraded Dashboard for AMSTAT Premier and Connect

AMSTAT, for 37 years the leading provider of business aircraft market, fleet and operator information, has released a new customizable dashboard for both Premier and Connect users. The updated dashboard is widget-based, allowing users to pick and choose the information they want to see. Familiar information such as the For Sale Summary and Fleet Quickview… Read more »

Source: AMSTAT, 11-Dec-19

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Air Evac Lifeteam closes two Arkansas bases

Air Evac Lifeteam closes two Arkansas bases

A helicopter ambulance service has closed its bases in Paragould and Morrilton, an official with the Arkansas Department of Health said Thursday. See Full Story.

Source: Arkansas Democrat Gazette, 11-Dec-19

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Horizon purchased Entrol a Bell 505 FTD Level 2 simulator

Horizon purchased Entrol a Bell 505 FTD Level 2 simulator

Horizon, the Middle East’s largest independent helicopter flight training academy supporting commercial and military operators, has signed a purchase agreement with Entrol for a Bell 505 FTD level 2 simulator, valued at AED5.5 million. The signing took place on the sidelines of the Dubai Airshow 2019. Meeting the latest training technology needs, the simulator is… Read more »

Source: Entrol, 11-Dec-19

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Reiser wins Australian Forces contract for MRH90 Maintenance Training Rig

Reiser wins Australian Forces contract for MRH90 Maintenance Training Rig

RST was contracted by NAHEMA for the development and production of a MRH90 Maintenance Training Rig (MTR) for the Rotary Aircraft Maintenance School (RAMS) in Australia. NAHEMA in Aix-en-Provence, France is the responsible management agency for the NH90 program representing and acting as such on behalf of currently 11 nations from all over the world…. Read more »

Source: Reiser, 11-Dec-19

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Major Trauma Centre first in UK to benefit from weather station

Major Trauma Centre first in UK to benefit from weather station

University Hospitals of North Midlands Major Trauma Centre is the first in the UK to benefit from a weather station which provides certainty and real time information for emergency helicopter pilots about weather conditions, ensuring that its patients are seen quicker and with more efficiency. The weather station, called “Skyview”, which has been donated by… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 11-Dec-19

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