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AMS Heli Design Introduces Revolutionary Helicopter Shipping Platform

AMS Heli Design Introduces Revolutionary Helicopter Shipping Platform

28-Feb-2019Source: AMS Heli Design

AMS Heli Design, LLC is proud to present a revolutionary concept for the helicopter shipping that will allow shipment of  helicopters in standard 40ft containers with tailboom installed, providing  incredible savings in shipping cost. The device consists of a frame with a lifting device hydraulically operated and electrically controlled that can be used on several... Read more

Isles of Scilly spoiler operation runs out of steam

Isles of Scilly spoiler operation runs out of steam

28-Feb-2019Source: HeliHub.com

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company (“Steamship”) is reported saying that it will not be restarting its helicopter operation after its self-enforced winter break, leaving the route wide open for the new operator.  Led by the tenant of the island of Tresco, the new operation will fly a Leonardo AW139 helicopter between the new Penzance Heliport and the Scilly... Read more

Genesys Aerosystems earns STC on Airbus EC145e

Genesys Aerosystems earns STC on Airbus EC145e

27-Feb-2019Source: Genesys Aerosystems

Genesys Aerosystems announced that it has received Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for its avionics suite utilizing the IDU-450 featuring 8.0H software on the Airbus Helicopters EC-145e. The IDU-450 coupled with the recently announced IFR HeliSAS allows operators to fly IFR either in single or dual pilot operations. The Genesys configuration certified on the EC-145e includes... Read more

Rosoboronexport Holds Meaningful Talks with India at Aero India 2019

Rosoboronexport Holds Meaningful Talks with India at Aero India 2019

27-Feb-2019Source: Rostec Corporation

Within the Aero India 2019 international aerospace exhibition, which was held in the territory of the Yelahanka airbase in the city of Bangalore on February 20-24, the delegation of JSC Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec Corporation) conducted a series of productive negotiations and consultations with the Indian partners on military and technical cooperation, which resulted in signing... Read more

HAL Signs MoU for Stage-2 of new heli plant in Tumakuru

HAL Signs MoU for Stage-2 of new heli plant in Tumakuru

27-Feb-2019Source: HAL

HAL signed an MoU with CPWD for the execution of the stage 2 works of  Infrastructure development works at its Green Field Helicopter factory in Tumakuru  at the on-going Aero India. The MoU was signed by Mr GVS Bhaskar, Chief  Executive Officer, Helicopter Complex and Mr Rajesh Jain, Chief Project Manager (CPM), HAL project zone, CPWD in the... Read more

North West Air Ambulance now carries blood on board

North West Air Ambulance now carries blood on board

27-Feb-2019Source: North West Air Ambulance Charity

Roadside and in-the-field blood administration is possible across the North West for the first time as paramedics and consultants aboard the North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA) introduce blood on board to its helicopters, in collaboration with Blood Bikes Manchester, North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) and the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust Transfusion Service (SRFT).... Read more

L3 Technologies and Harris stockholders to vote on merger

L3 Technologies and Harris stockholders to vote on merger

27-Feb-2019Source: L3 Technologies

L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) (“L3”) announced that it has set a date for a special meeting of its stockholders to consider and vote on various proposals necessary to close the previously announced proposed merger with Harris Corporation (“Harris”) and certain other matters. The special meeting will be held on April 4, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., Eastern Time, at the offices of Simpson... Read more

HFI announces $70,000 in 2019 Scholarships

HFI announces $70,000 in 2019 Scholarships

27-Feb-2019Source: Helicopter Foundation International

Helicopter Foundation International (HFI), the charitable arm of Helicopter Association International, is pleased to announce the 20 recipients of scholarships for 2019. Available to aviation students around the world, these scholarships support HFI’s long-standing mission to educate the next generation of helicopter professionals. This year’s awards include six scholarships for students in helicopter maintenance technician... Read more

Frasca Delivers AS350 Simulator to TEMSCO Helicopters

Frasca Delivers AS350 Simulator to TEMSCO Helicopters

27-Feb-2019Source: Frasca

TEMSCO Helicopters, based in Ketchikan, Alaska has recently taken delivery of a FRASCA built AS350B2 Helicopter Flight Training Device (FTD).TEMSCO, along with NorthStar and Coastal Helicopters will use the FTD to train their staff pilots. The main focus of the FTD will be training new tour pilots on routes and for transitioning from piston helicopters... Read more

Bell V-280 Valor is the only rotorcraft on 2018 Collier Trophy shortlist

Bell V-280 Valor is the only rotorcraft on 2018 Collier Trophy shortlist

27-Feb-2019Source: The National Aeronautic Association

The National Aeronautic Association announced that 11 aviation and space achievements will compete for the 2018 Robert J. Collier Trophy. For 107 years, the Collier Trophy has been the benchmark of aerospace achievement. Awarded annually “… for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America,” it has been bestowed upon some of the most... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance welcomes accolades

Devon Air Ambulance welcomes accolades

27-Feb-2019Source: Devon Air Ambulance

It’s been quite a month already for Devon’s Air Ambulances operationally, but this week sees the Trust celebrating a One Star accreditation, recognising very good levels of employee engagement and coming in at number 51 in the 100 Best Not for Profit Companies to work for. Martin Bell, Retail and People Development Director commented “This... Read more

Sundance Helicopters Partners with Southern Utah University

Sundance Helicopters Partners with Southern Utah University

27-Feb-2019Source: Sundance Helicopters

Sundance Helicopters, Inc., and the Sundance Skypath Program has partnered with Southern Utah University in Cedar City Utah to bring the helicopter pilot development program to the university’s pilot candidate students. The SkyPath program defines a career pathway and mentoring for future professional aviators and also ensures a consistent, efficient, and effective pipeline for Sundance... Read more

FAA Acting Administrator to Attend Heli-Expo 2019

FAA Acting Administrator to Attend Heli-Expo 2019

27-Feb-2019Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Federal Aviation Association (FAA) Acting Administrator Daniel K. Elwell is scheduled to attend HAI HELI-EXPO 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 5, 2019. Administrator Elwell will participate in a “fireside chat” with HAI president and CEO Matthew Zuccaro, where they will discuss a selection of topics... Read more

MINT Turbines Announces Acquisition of New Vertical Machining Center

MINT Turbines Announces Acquisition of New Vertical Machining Center

27-Feb-2019Source: M International

M International is pleased to announce its flagship MRO facility MINT Turbines, LLC (Stroud, Oklahoma), an approved P&WC PT6A and PT6T and Honeywell certificated Authorized Service Center for the T53 series of gas turbine engines plus components and accessories, has purchased and installed a new Hyundai KF 4600 Linear Machining Center. “This equipment represents the... Read more

Robinson R22 Celebrates 40 Years

Robinson R22 Celebrates 40 Years

27-Feb-2019Source: Robinson

 Robinson’s R22 officially turns 40-years-old on March 16th. In celebration, at this year’s Heli Expo convention in Atlanta, Robinson will display a new R22 (S/N 4797, N40YR) painted in the same scheme and colors as the very first R22 (S/N 0001). While the exterior will pay tribute to the R22’s origins, the interior will showcase... Read more

Kopter SH09 successfully completed initial flight tests

Kopter SH09 successfully completed initial flight tests

27-Feb-2019Source: Kopter

Following its first flight on 22 November 2018, Kopter’s SH09 third prototype (P3) completed more than 50 hours of testing at the company facility in Mollis, Switzerland, where it has been produced and it is currently supported. The aircraft climbed up to 5,000 ft and reached a speed of 126 kts, while performing a series... Read more

HeliMods becomes CASR 21.J Approved Design Organisation

HeliMods becomes CASR 21.J Approved Design Organisation

27-Feb-2019Source: HeliMods

Sunshine Coast aerospace technology business HeliMods has been approved by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) as one of only six active organisations in the world to receive CASR Subpart 21.J – Approved Design Organisation status. In receiving this approval, HeliMods joins the likes of prestigious global aviation organisations including Lufthansa Technik, Northrop Grumman and... Read more

ACH makes Pacific region debut

ACH makes Pacific region debut

26-Feb-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters welcomes Melbourne-based operator Microflite as launch customer, as the helicopter manufacturer introduces to Australia and the Pacific region its premium private and business aviation helicopter brand Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH), providing a tailored offering to meet the demanding expectations of the corporate and VIP markets. Microflite is due to take delivery of an... Read more

SEI introduces the BAMBI MAX Enhanced Valve

SEI introduces the BAMBI MAX Enhanced Valve

26-Feb-2019Source: SEI Industries

SEI Industries is best know for its invention of the worldfamous BAMBI Bucket that now services 95% of the world’s aerial firefighting water bucket market. As the aerial firefighting product line evolves, SEI engineers continue to make improvements to the existing products based on feedback from customers in the field. The BAMBI MAX enhanced valve... Read more

American Airlines partners with Blade at JFK and LAX

American Airlines partners with Blade at JFK and LAX

26-Feb-2019Source: American Airlines

American Airlines is expanding its exclusive Five Star Service options for its top customers traveling through Los Angeles (LAX) and New York (JFK). The new additions offer off-terminal entrance and private screening service with The Private Suite in LAX and a unique effortless travel experience to JFK or LAX airports with Blade, a digitally powered aviation company.... Read more

STARS Air Ambulance picks SKYTRAC Push-to-Talk for H145 fleet

STARS Air Ambulance picks SKYTRAC Push-to-Talk for H145 fleet

26-Feb-2019Source: SKYTRAC

Calgary-based STARS Air Ambulance has selected SKYTRAC Push-to-Talk with real-time in-flight data transfer capability for its Airbus H145 fleet renewal program. The lightweight SKYTRAC hardware kit will enable fast and reliable group-talk, simultaneous uninterrupted flight tracking, and onboard satellite and cellular data transfer capabilities. The package supports real-time in-flight data streaming from any connected device... Read more

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

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

26-Feb-2019Source: Honeywell

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

Government of Quebec support Bell project

Government of Quebec support Bell project

25-Feb-2019Source: Bell

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

Babcock wins five year Australia contract with two AW139s

Babcock wins five year Australia contract with two AW139s

25-Feb-2019Source: Babcock

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

Falcon Aviation starts AW169 helicopter transport operations in Kuwait

Falcon Aviation starts AW169 helicopter transport operations in Kuwait

22-Feb-2019Source: Leonardo

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

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

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

22-Feb-2019Source: Vertical Flight Society

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

Upgrades to Inverness hospital life-Saving Helipad

Upgrades to Inverness hospital life-Saving Helipad

22-Feb-2019Source: HELP Appeal

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

USCG starts MH-65E Initial Operational Test And Evaluation

USCG starts MH-65E Initial Operational Test And Evaluation

22-Feb-2019Source: US Coast Guard

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

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

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

22-Feb-2019Source: Honeywell

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

Advanced Turbine Engine Company Files Protest For ITEP

Advanced Turbine Engine Company Files Protest For ITEP

22-Feb-2019Source: Advanced Turbine Engine Company

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

Nominations Open for the International Aerial Firefighting Awards 2019

Nominations Open for the International Aerial Firefighting Awards 2019

21-Feb-2019Source: Tangent Link

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

Heligo receives its first H145

Heligo receives its first H145

21-Feb-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

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

DRF releases 2018 operating statistics

DRF releases 2018 operating statistics

21-Feb-2019Source: DRF Luftrettung

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

IBAC Welcomes New IS-BAO Operations Manager

IBAC Welcomes New IS-BAO Operations Manager

21-Feb-2019Source: IBAC

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

HAL takes leading role in organising Aero India 2019

HAL takes leading role in organising Aero India 2019

21-Feb-2019Source: HAL

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

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

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

21-Feb-2019Source: Russian Helicopters

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

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

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

21-Feb-2019Source: DRF Luftrettung

[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

Genesys HeliSAS stability augmentation system now certified for IFR

Genesys HeliSAS stability augmentation system now certified for IFR

21-Feb-2019Source: Genesys Aerosystems

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

Ace Aeronautics sells three UH-60s to Austrian military

Ace Aeronautics sells three UH-60s to Austrian military

21-Feb-2019Source: Ace Aeronautics

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

DRF Luftrettung and Lufthansa Aviation Training cooperate

DRF Luftrettung and Lufthansa Aviation Training cooperate

21-Feb-2019Source: DRF Luftrettung

[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

Russian Helicopters to take part in Aero India 2019

Russian Helicopters to take part in Aero India 2019

21-Feb-2019Source: Russian Helicopters

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

Canada donates surplus Coast Guard Bo105 to BCIT

Canada donates surplus Coast Guard Bo105 to BCIT

21-Feb-2019Source: Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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

Major PHI shareholder issues Open Letter to Management

Major PHI shareholder issues Open Letter to Management

20-Feb-2019Source: Timothy Stabosz via Globe Newswire

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

Jämtlandsflyg to cease operations

Jämtlandsflyg to cease operations

20-Feb-2019Source: Nordic Rotors

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

Aeronautical Accessories to distribute GPMS HUMS for B407

Aeronautical Accessories to distribute GPMS HUMS for B407

20-Feb-2019Source: GPMS

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

FAA Establishes Restrictions on Drone Operations over DOJ and DOD Facilities

FAA Establishes Restrictions on Drone Operations over DOJ and DOD Facilities

20-Feb-2019Source: FAA

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

ESG offering Smart Mission Display for helicopters and mission aircraft

ESG offering Smart Mission Display for helicopters and mission aircraft

20-Feb-2019Source: ESG

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

Rosoboronexport Ready to Expand Cooperation

Rosoboronexport Ready to Expand Cooperation

20-Feb-2019Source: Rostec State Corporation

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

Kopter Group will exhibit its SH09 at Heli-Expo 2019

Kopter Group will exhibit its SH09 at Heli-Expo 2019

20-Feb-2019Source: Kopter

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

Devon Air Ambulance flies 27,000th mission

Devon Air Ambulance flies 27,000th mission

20-Feb-2019Source: Devon Air Ambulance

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

Airbus eDynamic troubleshooting tool

Airbus eDynamic troubleshooting tool

20-Feb-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

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

Airbus Keycopter at Heli-Expo 2019

Airbus Keycopter at Heli-Expo 2019

20-Feb-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

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

8 Golden Rules About Weather and Helicopter Flights

8 Golden Rules About Weather and Helicopter Flights

20-Feb-2019Source: IHSF

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

Southwest Fuel Systems Announces Facility Relocation and Expansion

Southwest Fuel Systems Announces Facility Relocation and Expansion

19-Feb-2019Source: Southwest Fuel Systems

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

New Trustee for Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust

New Trustee for Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust

19-Feb-2019Source: 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

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

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

19-Feb-2019Source: UK Government

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

Leonardo opens a new facility in Pisa

Leonardo opens a new facility in Pisa

18-Feb-2019Source: Leonardo

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

DART gets TCCA approval for its improved H130 Emergency Flotation System

DART gets TCCA approval for its improved H130 Emergency Flotation System

15-Feb-2019Source: DART Aerospace

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

HAI President Message – Still going strong after 70 years

HAI President Message – Still going strong after 70 years

15-Feb-2019Source: HAI

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

Airbus reports strong Full-Year 2018 results

Airbus reports strong Full-Year 2018 results

15-Feb-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

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

Bell 407GXI certified in China

Bell 407GXI certified in China

15-Feb-2019Source: Bell

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

FreeFlight Systems announces Sapphire Elite recognition program

FreeFlight Systems announces Sapphire Elite recognition program

15-Feb-2019Source: FreeFlight Systems

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

Contracts signed for air medical evacuation services in Europe and Africa

Contracts signed for air medical evacuation services in Europe and Africa

15-Feb-2019Source: European Defence Agency

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

Service center ODK-Klimov and UTair-Engineering helped Sanaviatsii

Service center ODK-Klimov and UTair-Engineering helped Sanaviatsii

15-Feb-2019Source: Klimov

[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

Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal implements new Kathmandu heli-lanes

Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal implements new Kathmandu heli-lanes

14-Feb-2019Source: Aviation Nepal

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

Coptersafety provides update on H125 simulator

Coptersafety provides update on H125 simulator

14-Feb-2019Source: Coptersafety

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

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

14-Feb-2019Source: USHST

 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

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

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

14-Feb-2019Source: Universal Avionics

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

UK AAIB Bulletin – February 2019

UK AAIB Bulletin – February 2019

14-Feb-2019Source: AAIB

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.... Read more

DART’s H135 Crosstubes get approvals

DART’s H135 Crosstubes get approvals

14-Feb-2019Source: DART Aerospace

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

Heli-Union commences contract in French Guyana with two AS365Ns

Heli-Union commences contract in French Guyana with two AS365Ns

14-Feb-2019Source: Heli-Union

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

Kailash Helicopter plans to add more helicopters

Kailash Helicopter plans to add more helicopters

13-Feb-2019Source: Aviation Nepal

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

Hungary buys nine pre-owned Airbus EC135s

Hungary buys nine pre-owned Airbus EC135s

13-Feb-2019Source: HeliHub.com

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

Austria – HeliAir upgrades OAMTC Airbus H135

Austria – HeliAir upgrades OAMTC Airbus H135

13-Feb-2019Source: ÖAMTC

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

Volocopter works with Fraport to develop airport infrastructure

Volocopter works with Fraport to develop airport infrastructure

13-Feb-2019Source: Volocopter

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

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