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Honeywell’s hybrid-electric turbogenerator to debut at Heli-Expo 2019

Honeywell’s hybrid-electric turbogenerator to debut at Heli-Expo 2019

A new hybrid-electric turbogenerator from Honeywell (NYSE: HON) will make its debut at the HAI HELI-EXPO in Atlanta next month to showcase the company’s growing role in the urban air mobility segment, highlighted by Honeywell advancements in electric and hybrid-electric propulsion systems. Honeywell’s prototype system combines the rugged, flight-proven HTS900 engine with two compact, high-power… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 26-Feb-19

Government of Quebec support Bell project

Government of Quebec support Bell project

On Friday, February 22, the Minister of Economy and Innovation and Minister Responsible for the Lanaudière Region, Pierre Fitzgibbon, announced that phase 3 of the SA2GE project will encompass four promising projects. Totalling $50M (including $25M in subsidies), phase 3 of the SA2GE project will continue until March 31, 2021. The four promising projects of this third phase include: The Propulsion for safe, silent, eco-friendly… Read more »

Source: Bell, 25-Feb-19

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Babcock wins five year Australia contract with two AW139s

Babcock wins five year Australia contract with two AW139s

Babcock Australasia (Babcock), the aerospace and defence company, is pleased to announce that its Offshore Aviation division has been awarded a five year contract with Santos Ltd (Santos) operating from Karratha, Western Australia. Commencing 1 July 2019, the contract facilitates the provision of two dedicated Leonardo AW139 aircraft to provide crew change, emergency support, 24/7… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 25-Feb-19

Falcon Aviation starts AW169 helicopter transport operations in Kuwait

Falcon Aviation starts AW169 helicopter transport operations in Kuwait

Falcon Aviation of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) has recently started onshore and offshore transport operations for the Kuwait Oil Company with three Leonardo AW169 lightintermediate twin helicopters under a five-year contract. The introduction of the capable, new generation AW169 and Falcon Aviation’s expertise is allowing the Kuwait Oil Company to perform a significant leap… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 22-Feb-19

Vertical Flight Society to Highlight eVTOL Revolution at Heli-Expo 2019

Vertical Flight Society to Highlight eVTOL Revolution at Heli-Expo 2019

The Vertical Flight Society, the world’s leading advocate for advancing vertical flight technology, announces that it will host a two-hour panel discussion on “The Electric VTOL Revolution” on March 6, 2019 at the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo 2019 convention at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The session is sponsored by Vertical… Read more »

Source: Vertical Flight Society, 22-Feb-19

Upgrades to Inverness hospital life-Saving Helipad

Upgrades to Inverness hospital life-Saving Helipad

A programme of work to upgrade the helipad at Raigmore Hospital has now been successfully completed with the helipad now fully operational and equipped to meet increasing demands. With over 500 flights each year it’s a common sight to see helicopters arriving and taking off from the helipad based at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness. The… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 22-Feb-19

USCG starts MH-65E Initial Operational Test And Evaluation

USCG starts MH-65E Initial Operational Test And Evaluation

The Coast Guard is completing the first phase of production and moving to full-rate production on concurrent Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) and avionics upgrades of the service’s H-65 short range recovery helicopters. The avionics upgrades include reliability and capability improvements for the Automatic Flight Control System; installation of a digital cockpit display system and… Read more »

Source: US Coast Guard, 22-Feb-19

Honeywell to launch eVTOL hybrid-electric propulsion system at Heli-Expo 2019

Honeywell to launch eVTOL hybrid-electric propulsion system at Heli-Expo 2019

A new hybrid-electric turbogenerator from Honeywell (NYSE: HON) will make its debut at the HAI HELI-EXPO in Atlanta next month to showcase the company’s growing role in the urban air mobility segment, highlighted by Honeywell advancements in electric and hybrid-electric propulsion systems. Honeywell’s prototype system combines the rugged, flight-proven HTS900 engine with two compact, high-power… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 22-Feb-19

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Advanced Turbine Engine Company Files Protest For ITEP

Advanced Turbine Engine Company Files Protest For ITEP

The Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC) has protested the U.S. Army’s decision to award General Electric an Engineering and Manufacturing Development contract for its next generation of Black Hawk and Apache helicopter engines. ATEC is a joint venture of Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) and Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX). The… Read more »

Source: Advanced Turbine Engine Company, 22-Feb-19

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Nominations Open for the International Aerial Firefighting Awards 2019

Nominations Open for the International Aerial Firefighting Awards 2019

The International Aerial Firefighting Awards are presented annually to recognise a significant contribution by an individual or organisation to aerial firefighting.  The winners will be announced at the Aerial Firefighting Conference Dinner on 19th March 2019 during Aerial Firefighting Europe 2019 in Nîmes, France. Nominations are invited in two categories – Contribution to Aerial Firefighting Safety, and… Read more »

Source: Tangent Link, 21-Feb-19

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Heligo receives its first H145

Heligo receives its first H145

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (Milestone), a GECAS company and the global leader in helicopter leasing, and Airbus Helicopters announced today that Heligo Charters Private Limited (HCPL), a Mumbai-based non-scheduled helicopter operator has taken delivery of its first H145 helicopter. The helicopter’s configuration will allow it to perform a variety of missions. The aircraft taken on… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 21-Feb-19

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DRF releases 2018 operating statistics

DRF releases 2018 operating statistics

The night flying expertise of the DRF Luftrettung is more and more in demand: In 2018, the number of nocturnal deployments of the red and white helicopters increased by 20 percent compared to the previous year. With ten stations, DRF Luftrettung operates the majority of 24-hour stations in Germany. Europe has the most experience on… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 21-Feb-19

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IBAC Welcomes New IS-BAO Operations Manager

IBAC Welcomes New IS-BAO Operations Manager

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) announced today 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… Read more »

Source: IBAC, 21-Feb-19

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HAL takes leading role in organising Aero India 2019

HAL takes leading role in organising Aero India 2019

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has taken a lead role in organizing the entire Aero India -2019 to be held at Air Force Station, Yelahanka, Bengaluru from February 20 to 24, 2019.  Besides providing huge logistic support, HAL will showcase its prowess in defence and aerospace centered on the theme ‘Innovate, Integrate and Lead’. “HAL is… Read more »

Source: HAL, 21-Feb-19

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Russian Helicopters identified potential partners in localization of Ka-226T in India

Russian Helicopters identified potential partners in localization of Ka-226T in India

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (a part of State Corporation Rostec) and a number of Indian companies signed Memorandums of Understanding at Aero India 2019. The parties agreed to explore the producing a number of assemblies and components for Ka-226T helicopter in India. The MOUs were signed with the following companies Elcom, Valdel Advanced Technologies, Dynamatic… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 21-Feb-19

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DRF Luftrettung – “Use of unmanned aerial vehicles in emergency medicine”

DRF Luftrettung – “Use of unmanned aerial vehicles in emergency medicine”

[electronic translation] DRF Luftrettung invites you to transfer knowledge to Filderstadt: Prior to the European Day of Emergency Call 112 on 11 February, the DRF Luftrettung in Filderstadt organized a workshop on the topic “Use of unmanned aerial vehicles in emergency medicine”. Experts from the fields of medicine, flight operations and research and development discussed locally… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 21-Feb-19

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Genesys HeliSAS stability augmentation system now certified for IFR

Genesys HeliSAS stability augmentation system now certified for IFR

Genesys Aerosystems announced that the company has earned certification (STC and TSO) for an IFR-certified Helicopter Stability Augmentation System (HeliSAS) targeted for legacy Part 29 twin-engine helicopters. The new IFR HeliSAS system is based upon the popular VFR HeliSAS; however, the new system adds more robust hardware and redundancy for the harsher environment and heavier… Read more »

Source: Genesys Aerosystems, 21-Feb-19

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Ace Aeronautics sells three UH-60s to Austrian military

Ace Aeronautics sells three UH-60s to Austrian military

Ace Aeronautics, LLC is pleased to announce the award of fleet expansion to the direct commercial sale contract with The Republic of Austria Federal Ministry of Defense, as of February 1, 2019. The contract is valued at over 50-million dollars and involves the design, manufacture, and installation of a new avionics system for three additional… Read more »

Source: Ace Aeronautics, 21-Feb-19

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DRF Luftrettung and Lufthansa Aviation Training cooperate

DRF Luftrettung and Lufthansa Aviation Training cooperate

[electronic translation] The DRF Luftrettung and Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT) plan closer cooperation in the future. Since fall 2018 LAT carries out the Human Factors Training (HFT) for the DRF Luftrettung. From 2020, both companies want to use synergies in pilot training and further education. With almost 50 years of flying experience and approval as an “Approved… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 21-Feb-19

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Russian Helicopters to take part in Aero India 2019

Russian Helicopters to take part in Aero India 2019

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of State Corporation Rostec) will take part in the 12th edition of Aero India – 2019 from February 20 to 24 in Bangalore, India. Russian Helicopters will showcase the shipborne version of Ka-226T helicopter as well as the vast range of civil-purpose helicopters. This year, the key exhibit at the… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 21-Feb-19

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Canada donates surplus Coast Guard Bo105 to BCIT

Canada donates surplus Coast Guard Bo105 to BCIT

The Government of Canada is supporting the development of well-trained, skilled personnel to serve the aerospace industry of the future, by donating surplus Coast Guard assets to educational institutions across Canada. These donations are helping to support aircraft maintenance training in Canada, providing practical and hands-on experience to students. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the… Read more »

Source: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 21-Feb-19

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Major PHI shareholder issues Open Letter to Management

Major PHI shareholder issues Open Letter to Management

One of PHI, Inc.’s [Nasdaq: PHIIK, PHII] largest shareholders, Timothy Stabosz, who owns roughly 11% of the company’s non-voting (PHIIK) shares, today released an “open letter to management,” calling on the company to address, and refute, a story published by Debtwire on February 11th.  Such letter is provided below in its entirety.  Separately, Stabosz announces… Read more »

Source: Timothy Stabosz via Globe Newswire, 20-Feb-19

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Jämtlandsflyg to cease operations

Jämtlandsflyg to cease operations

Today Jämtlands Flyg announced on their Facebook page that they will cease operations as of mid-March. The 65 year old company says a highly competitive market with high demanding regulations unfortunately made them to make the hard decision to stop all operations. The company states that it is not a bankruptcy but a controlled closing… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 20-Feb-19

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Aeronautical Accessories to distribute GPMS HUMS for B407

Aeronautical Accessories to distribute GPMS HUMS for B407

GPMS has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Bell for GPMS’ Foresight MX predictive health monitoring system on Bell 407 helicopter models. The agreement allows Bell to leverage the industry’s first true predictive health management system for helicopters and rotating industrial equipment to enhance the safety, and reduce operating costs and unscheduled maintenance events… Read more »

Source: GPMS, 20-Feb-19

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FAA Establishes Restrictions on Drone Operations over DOJ and DOD Facilities

FAA Establishes Restrictions on Drone Operations over DOJ and DOD Facilities

At the request of its federal security partners, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) § 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions” – to address concerns about drone operations over national security sensitive facilities by establishing temporary unmanned aircraft system (UAS) specific flight restrictions. Information on… Read more »

Source: FAA, 20-Feb-19

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ESG offering Smart Mission Display for helicopters and mission aircraft

ESG offering Smart Mission Display for helicopters and mission aircraft

ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH has developed the Smart Mission Display (SMD), a new, integrated mission system for use by airborne police, border guard and military forces. The display’s reduced external profile of 9.82 x 6.2 inches allow integration in both, cockpit and passenger areas. Its compact size allows mobile usage with an optional leg mounted… Read more »

Source: ESG, 20-Feb-19

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Rosoboronexport Ready to Expand Cooperation

Rosoboronexport Ready to Expand Cooperation

Rosoboronexport, a subsidiary of the Rostec State Corporation, is showcasing the best products from the Russian defense industry at the Aero India 2019 International Aerospace Exhibition, which will be held from February 20 to 24 at the Yelahanka Air Base in Bangalore, India. “Russia is implementing major and ambitious high-tech manufacturing projects with India, which… Read more »

Source: Rostec State Corporation, 20-Feb-19

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Kopter Group will exhibit its SH09 at Heli-Expo 2019

Kopter Group will exhibit its SH09 at Heli-Expo 2019

Kopter Group will have a high-profile participation at this year’s Heli-Expo show in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, displaying a full-scale mock-up of its new SH09 helicopter outfitted with a seven-seat transport configuration (five passengers and two pilots) engineered and manufactured by Metro Aviation. After developing SH09 law enforcement and EMS interiors, Metro Aviation has extended its… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 20-Feb-19

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Devon Air Ambulance flies 27,000th mission

Devon Air Ambulance flies 27,000th mission

Last week saw Devon Air Ambulance reach yet another landmark, by attending it’s 27,000th mission. On 11 February the service was called to help a rural patient, in an agricultural location, who had suffered chest injuries, after being crushed by a cow. Nigel Hare, Operations Director for Devon Air Ambulance said, “Due to patient confidentiality… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 20-Feb-19

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Airbus eDynamic troubleshooting tool

Airbus eDynamic troubleshooting tool

In pursuing efforts to ease maintenance operations of its aircraft, Airbus Helicopters introduces a new tool named eDynamic troubleshooting (eDTS). eDTS is a web based tool that facilitates daily fault isolation tasks by providing a sequence of questions and tests in order to identify root cause of a default. A given sequence takes into account the system architecture, the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Feb-19

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Airbus Keycopter at Heli-Expo 2019

Airbus Keycopter at Heli-Expo 2019

Airbus Helicopter is proud to present you its brand new Keycopter customer portal on March 5-7, at HAI Heli-Expo Atlanta; Discover it by participating to our free training classes. Classes will allow you to explore the added-value of the main features of the new portal, and keep you updated on the various services proposed: •  Learn how… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Feb-19

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8 Golden Rules About Weather and Helicopter Flights

8 Golden Rules About Weather and Helicopter Flights

Aviation forecasts are a central tool to help pilots to identify anticipated weather threats and put in place a strategy to mitigate those threats during the pre-flight planning stage. However, a forecast only describes what is most likely to happen, and pilots must use their knowledge and experience to consider other possible outcomes associated with… Read more »

Source: IHSF, 20-Feb-19

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Southwest Fuel Systems Announces Facility Relocation and Expansion

Southwest Fuel Systems Announces Facility Relocation and Expansion

Southwest Fuel Systems (“SWFS”) is pleased to announce the relocation of their engine accessory MRO facility into a newly renovated and expanded location alongside sister company MINT Turbines, LLC – both now located at 2915 North State Highway 99, Stroud, Oklahoma 74079 USA. Ralph Bishop, President of SWFS states “Approximately one year ago it became… Read more »

Source: Southwest Fuel Systems, 19-Feb-19

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New Trustee for Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust

New Trustee for Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust

The Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust is excited to welcome Darrin Muggeridge to the board. Darrin, a successful New Plymouth businessman and owner of The Plymouth International Hotel and Auto Lodge Motor Inn, has extensive business and governance experience. Born and bred in Taranaki, Darrin and his wife Anna have brought up their four daughters in New… Read more »

Source: Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust, 19-Feb-19

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UK EMS charities invited to bid for share of £10m funding

UK EMS charities invited to bid for share of £10m funding

Health Minister Stephen Hammond has invited air ambulance charities in England to apply for a new £10 million fund for upgraded equipment and facilities. The £10 million in capital funding will help air ambulance charities to invest in new equipment and upgrade facilities to support them in providing vital services to patients across England. Air… Read more »

Source: UK Government, 19-Feb-19

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Leonardo opens a new facility in Pisa

Leonardo opens a new facility in Pisa

Leonardo opened today its new facility in Pisa (Italy) dedicated to the development and production of the AWHERO Rotary Unmanned Air System (RUAS). During the official ceremony, also attended by national and local authorities and representatives from the industry, the first pre-production aircraft was also officially unveiled. Alessandro Profumo, CEO of Leonardo said: “I am… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 18-Feb-19

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DART gets TCCA approval for its improved H130 Emergency Flotation System

DART gets TCCA approval for its improved H130 Emergency Flotation System

DART Aerospace (“DART”) received STC approval from Transport Canada in late 2018 for its new EC/H130 Emergency Float System (EFS). Applicable to both legacy EC130B4 models and the latest H130 from Airbus, the new EFS features two major improvements over the previous generation kit: compatibility with OEM fixed provisions and the addition of quick release… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 15-Feb-19

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HAI President Message – Still going strong after 70 years

HAI President Message – Still going strong after 70 years

Helicopter Association International (HAI) has been going strong for 70 years, representing the international helicopter community and its efforts to build a safe, sustainable industry. HAI remains focused on its primary mission: to support our members so they can “keep the rotors turning.” We do this by advocating against overburdensome regulations and legislation, and by supporting… Read more »

Source: HAI, 15-Feb-19

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Airbus reports strong Full-Year 2018 results

Airbus reports strong Full-Year 2018 results

Strong 2018 performance, guidance delivered Revenues € 64 billion; EBIT Adjusted € 5.8 billion; Free Cash Flow Before M&A and Customer Financing € 2.9 billion EBIT (reported) € 5.0 billion; EPS (reported) € 3.94 A380 deliveries to cease in 2021 A400M programme re-baselining negotiated 2018 dividend proposal € 1.65 per share, up 10% from 2017 2019… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-Feb-19

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Bell 407GXI certified in China

Bell 407GXI certified in China

The Bell 407GXi light single helicopter has received type certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Outfitted with Garmin G1000H NXi integrated flight deck and dual-channel FADEC Rolls Royce M250-C47E/4 turboshaft engine, the Bell 407GXi takes the popular 407 series’ user experience to a new level. “We are pleased that Bell has received… Read more »

Source: Bell, 15-Feb-19

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FreeFlight Systems announces Sapphire Elite recognition program

FreeFlight Systems announces Sapphire Elite recognition program

NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced today the formation of the Company’s Sapphire Elite recognition program, honoring the ten highest-performing partnerships per calendar year. The Company’s network of avionics professionals is comprised of 650+ Part 145 certified repair stations with locations that span the globe. All are authorized sales and service centers capable of selling,… Read more »

Source: FreeFlight Systems, 15-Feb-19

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Contracts signed for air medical evacuation services in Europe and Africa

Contracts signed for air medical evacuation services in Europe and Africa

The European Defence Agency has just concluded multiple framework contracts with Global Helicopter Service GMBH, Elitaliana S.R.L. and Starlite Aviation Operations Ltd. for the provision of fixed and rotary wings medical evacuation services in the context of EDA’s Support of Operations. The contracts run until January 2023 for a maximum value of 120 million Euro…. Read more »

Source: European Defence Agency, 15-Feb-19

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Service center ODK-Klimov and UTair-Engineering helped Sanaviatsii

Service center ODK-Klimov and UTair-Engineering helped Sanaviatsii

[electronic translation] Only 10 days were required for specialists of the Center for Medium Repair of engines of JSC ODK-Klimov and JSC UTair-Engineering to repair significant damage to two TV3-117VM engines of the Mi-8AMT helicopter The failure of the engine was caused by the ingress of foreign objects in the flow part. The helicopter belongs… Read more »

Source: Klimov, 15-Feb-19

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Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal implements new Kathmandu heli-lanes

Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal implements new Kathmandu heli-lanes

Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has implemented new Heli-lanes inside Kathmandu. The Heli-lanes are built for arrival and departure of helicopter inside the capital city maintaining specified height and route which doesn’t overlap over security sensitive area. CAAN implemented new routes that doesn’t overlap 2 main security sensitive area; Presidential Residence (Rastrapati Bhavan) and… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 14-Feb-19

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Coptersafety provides update on H125 simulator

Coptersafety provides update on H125 simulator

Coptersafety started the installation of its next Level D Full-Flight simulator at the end of last year, and it is estimated to be ready for training in May. The installation work is done in cooperation with the experts from TRU Simulation + Training, which is the provider of all Coptersafety’s new simulators. The evaluation and… Read more »

Source: Coptersafety, 14-Feb-19

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USHST Sees Safety Benefits of Integrating UAS and OPA Technology into Helicopter Operations

USHST Sees Safety Benefits of Integrating UAS and OPA Technology into Helicopter Operations

 As part of its commitment to drive down the civil helicopter fatal accident rate, the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) has issued a report identifying how Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Optionally Piloted Aircraft (OPA) technology can reduce fatalities in high-risk operations. The study by the USHST is part of a larger effort to implement… Read more »

Source: USHST, 14-Feb-19

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Universal Avionics to present innovative flight deck solutions at Heli-Expo

Universal Avionics to present innovative flight deck solutions at Heli-Expo

Universal Avionics (UA), an Elbit Systems Company, is exhibiting innovative flight deck solutions at the 2019 HAI Heli-Expo. UA will showcase an InSight Display System demonstration rig with never before seen helicopter features. Attendees are invited to join UA for an in-booth (#C4028) press conference on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 1:30pm to unveil the… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 14-Feb-19

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UK AAIB Bulletin – February 2019

UK AAIB Bulletin – February 2019

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue does not refer to any helicopters and this update is included in HeliHub.com for completeness.

Source: AAIB, 14-Feb-19

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DART’s H135 Crosstubes get approvals

DART’s H135 Crosstubes get approvals

DART Aerospace (“DART”) received STC approval from TCCA, FAA and EASA in the last three months of 2018 for its Replacement Crosstubes for the Airbus EC/H135 helicopters. Adding to DART’s growing portfolio of Landing Gear, the ready-to-install Crosstubes are available in Standard Low and Mid-Height with factory-installed Supports. “This is DART’s first adventure in larger… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 14-Feb-19

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Heli-Union commences contract in French Guyana with two AS365Ns

Heli-Union commences contract in French Guyana with two AS365Ns

Heli-Union has been awarded yet again another contract to operate in a new territory by one of its clients. This time, Heli-Union opens its new base in Felix-Eboué Airport, Cayenne. The operation started in the beginning of December 2018 and is expected to complete in 2019. Heli-Union supports the exploratory work off French Guiana’s coast… Read more »

Source: Heli-Union, 14-Feb-19

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Kailash Helicopter plans to add more helicopters

Kailash Helicopter plans to add more helicopters

Kailash Helicopter Services (KHS) Pvt. Ltd. is planning to add more choppers by investing NRs 24 crore. Kailash Helicopter’s AS350 B2 with registration ‘9N-AJJ’ started its commercial operation from April 11, 2018. Shree Hari Kuikal, chief of operation stated that the company is planning to buy used helicopters. “The helicopter will touch down Nepal within… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 13-Feb-19

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Hungary buys nine pre-owned Airbus EC135s

Hungary buys nine pre-owned Airbus EC135s

The Hungarian military have made a block purchase of nine Airbus (ex Eurocopter) EC135P2+ helicopters.  This represented the portion of the Norwegian Air Ambulance (Norsk Luftambulanse) fleet which was superceded by later purchases including one EC135P2+, three EC135P3s and eight H135s. Gradually over the latter months of 2018, these nine helicopters have had their ownership… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Feb-19

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Austria – HeliAir upgrades OAMTC Airbus H135

Austria – HeliAir upgrades OAMTC Airbus H135

The first upgrade of an H135 ambulance helicopter from T2 + to T3 was successfully completed by HeliAir engineers. Reinhard Kraxner: “Managing Director of ÖAMTC Air Rescue”For us, it goes without saying that we are always evolving to provide the highest quality and safety to our patients in all areas, so it makes sense to… Read more »

Source: ÖAMTC, 13-Feb-19

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Volocopter works with Fraport to develop airport infrastructure

Volocopter works with Fraport to develop airport infrastructure

Fraport AG and Volocopter GmbH are pioneering mobility of the future. Together, they are developing concepts for ground infrastructure and operations required for air taxi services at airports. This cooperation focuses on smooth passenger handling and efficient integration into existing transport infrastructure. This will be examined using a so-called Volocopter Port. In the future, Volocopter… Read more »

Source: Volocopter, 13-Feb-19

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Kopter expands its presence at Mollis airfield

Kopter expands its presence at Mollis airfield

After the positive vote of the citizens of Glarus North at the municipal assembly last November, the Kopter Group (Kopter) is starting its next expansion step. It has commissioned architect Dima & Partner based in Glarus with the design, planning and construction of a new > 20,000m2 building for its pre-assembly activities at the Mollis… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 13-Feb-19

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Guimbal launches new website

Guimbal launches new website

Helicopteres Guimbal, manufacturer of the next generation light utility and training helicopter Cabri G2 and its Alpha 2 military training version launches new corporate website www.guimbal.com. The new company webpage offers an improved online customer experience and a fully-portable access to the company services and its network. It gives a direct access to the company’s… Read more »

Source: Guimbal, 13-Feb-19

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MRO Insider releases Facility-Specific Quote Request capability

MRO Insider releases Facility-Specific Quote Request capability

MRO Insider has announced the growing website now allows aircraft owner/operators to submit aircraft maintenance requests to specific facilities on demand. Prior to this release, users sent requirements out to the MRO Insider network and all facilities matching the needs of the user were notified that a request for quote (RFQ) had been submitted. With… Read more »

Source: MRO Insider, 13-Feb-19

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Heli-Union completes two month AS365N contract in Bulgaria

Heli-Union completes two month AS365N contract in Bulgaria

Heli-Union, offshore helicopter provider was awarded a 2-month contract from TOTAL E&P Bulgaria in the support of TOTAL’s exploration campaign. The project started the beginning of November 2018. Under the terms of the contract, Heli-Union provided two medium type helicopters for crew transfers and 24/7 Medevac services. The helicopters flew from Varna international airport to… Read more »

Source: Heli-Union, 13-Feb-19

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Orsted places contract for Barrow windfarm heliport

Orsted places contract for Barrow windfarm heliport

Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK won the £1.8 million contract from Orsted for the design and construction of a heliport. The heliport will be in Barrow-in-Furness, which will help helicopters travel to and from the Walney Extension off-shore wind farm. The heliport will include an aviation fueling system which will hold up to 15,000 litres… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Feb-19

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New Heliport at Fukuoka will ease pressure on Airport

New Heliport at Fukuoka will ease pressure on Airport

A new heliport is to be built in the Japanese city of Fukuoka to help ease pressure on the city’s Airport.  As of 2017, Fukuoka Airport was not only the fourth busiest in Japan, but also the fourth busiest single-runway airport in the world – both measures based on annual passenger numbers, which exceeded 20… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Feb-19

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Heli-Union wins long-term Perenco AW139 contract in Gabon

Heli-Union wins long-term Perenco AW139 contract in Gabon

The new contract is for the provision of crew change and medevac flights to Perenco facilities in onshore and offshore Port Gentil, Gabon. Operations commenced from Port Gentil airport in October 2018, with two medium type helicopters as primary and back-up helicopters. Jonathan Cosson, Deputy Managing Director of Heli-Union, said “Heli-Union has been operating in… Read more »

Source: Heli-Union, 12-Feb-19

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Sikorsky’s AAG and BLADE Announce Agreement

Sikorsky’s AAG and BLADE Announce Agreement

Sikorsky’s subsidiary Associated Aircraft Group (AAG) and Fly Blade, Inc (“BLADE”), a digitally-powered aviation company, announced an agreement today to provide a new on-demand urban mobility option in the New York City metro area. AAG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT). Through the agreement, AAG will provide and… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 12-Feb-19

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Devon Air Ambulance reports 2018 as busiest year yet

Devon Air Ambulance reports 2018 as busiest year yet

This week Devon Air Ambulance have confirmed that 2018 was the busiest year in its 27 years of operation, having assisted 1,109 patients, an increase of 12% from the previous year.   Nigel Hare, Operations Director for Devon Air Ambulance said, “We knew we had been busier, and in fact have helped an additional 119 patients in… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 12-Feb-19

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Bristow calls off acquisition of Columbia Helicopters

Bristow calls off acquisition of Columbia Helicopters

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) and Columbia Helicopters, Inc. today announced that Bristow and Columbia have mutually agreed to terminate Bristow’s agreement to acquire Columbia.  In connection with the termination, Bristow has paid $20 million to Columbia.  Bristow, Columbia and Columbia’s shareholders have agreed to release each other from all claims in connection with the purchase agreement and the… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 11-Feb-19

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Babcock exits southern North Sea operations

Babcock exits southern North Sea operations

Following the loss of the contract with Perenco, Babcock MCS Offshore have closed their base at Norwich and the four Leonardo AW139s which they operated from there have been dispersed. In the early days of January, two of the four AW139s based there (G-PERD and G-VINC) were ferried to Babcock’s facility in Aberdeen. The third aircraft,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Feb-19

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EuroTec Announces Genesys Aerosystems Dealership & Installation Services

EuroTec Announces Genesys Aerosystems Dealership & Installation Services

A leader in rotary wing support solutions continues to expand its lineup of products and services. EuroTec Vertical Flight Solutions (EuroTec) has announced becoming a Genesys Aerosystems dealership for their wide range of rotorcraft products. EuroTec offers complete installation services, sales and support for Genesys’ HeliSAS autopilot systems along with their line of popular avionics… Read more »

Source: EuroTec, 11-Feb-19

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SPAES installs Spidertracks on BK117

SPAES installs Spidertracks on BK117

The device is a satellite-supported tracking system. With the support of the system, flight paths can be tracked worldwide via internet in real time. “For the installation of the system, parts were manufactured and the cables were routed. The spider can be mounted variably in the cockpit”, said Joachim Kies, Head of Operational Business SPAES…. Read more »

Source: SPAES, 11-Feb-19

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Aerial SAR Asia Pacific 2019 touches down in Melbourne on 21 February

Aerial SAR Asia Pacific 2019 touches down in Melbourne on 21 February

Aerial Search & Rescue Asia Pacific 2019, Australia’s inaugural aerial search and rescue event, expands its reach after Tangent Link’s successful series in Europe over the past six years. Supported by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), whose search and rescue region covers 53 million square kilometres including the Australian continent, large areas of the… Read more »

11-Feb-19

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Babcock H175s return to Airbus for retrofit work

Babcock H175s return to Airbus for retrofit work

Babcock MCS Offshore have a fleet of four Airbus H175 helicopters, and we recently tracked one of these taking an unusual route.  Ship #5022 registered as G-MCSE took a two day ferry flight on 29th and 30th January from Babcock’s base at Aberdeen through to the Airbus Helicopters facility at Albacete in Spain, with an… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Feb-19

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JETNET Demonstrating New Features at Heli-Expo 2019

JETNET Demonstrating New Features at Heli-Expo 2019

JETNET LLC, the leading provider of corporate aviation information, will be demonstrating new features at the 2019 HAI HELI-EXPO in Atlanta, Georgia. Subscribers can customize reports for clients and internal using their popular Market Reports tool, letting them choose which parameters to display under their own logo and branding. JETNET will also be demonstrating their… Read more »

Source: JETNET, 08-Feb-19

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EURAMI appoints new Managing Director

EURAMI appoints new Managing Director

The European Aeromedical Institute is delighted to announce that Claudia Schmiedhuber has accepted the position as Managing Director at EURAMI e.V. as well as the position of CEO at EURAMI Global GmbH. Claudia has extensive background in the aeromedical and assistance industry and has successfully managed EURAMI as Interim Managing Director since September 2018. Claudia… Read more »

Source: EURAMI, 08-Feb-19

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ForeFlight’s New Airport 3D View Delivers Next-Generation Airport Familiarization

ForeFlight’s New Airport 3D View Delivers Next-Generation Airport Familiarization

ForeFlight, creator of the widely used ForeFlight Mobile Integrated Flight App, now gives pilots and aircraft operators a unique, interactive, and global airport familiarization tool with Airport 3D View. Leveraging ForeFlight’s leading mapping and synthetic vision platform, the Airport 3D View feature combines stunning global aerial imagery with Jeppesen-sourced high-resolution terrain to create a realistic… Read more »

Source: ForeFlight, 08-Feb-19

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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

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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

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