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Norway – New EMS base planned at Harstad

Norway – New EMS base planned at Harstad

It will be too expensive to build a temporary ambulance helicopter base at Trøsen in Skånland as planned. The air ambulance service HF therefore wants to rent premises at Heli-Team AS in Harstad instead. Temporary base will house crew and helicopter until a new permanent base for Sør-Toms and northern Nordland is in place in… Read more »

Source: Luft Ambulanse, 07-Jun-19

Airbus, Bell, Guimbal and Robinson all represented at Heli UK Expo

The upcoming Heli UK Expo event at Wycombe Air Park on 13-15 June will feature four manufacturers. Airbus Helicopters UK will be bringing an H130, Bell’s representatives HelixAv have two 505s and a 407 and HeliGroup will show a G2 Cabri from French manufacturer Guimbal. Robinson have three distributors based in the UK, and all… Read more »

06-Jun-19

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Helicopter accident in Porjus

Helicopter accident in Porjus

A helicopter has been involved in an accident close to Porjus in northern Sweden earlier today. There were two people on board at the time of the accident and both could walk away by themselves from the accident. They were transported by ambulance helicopter to the hospital in Gällivare for check up. The Swedish Accident… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 05-Jun-19

American Express Gifting Members with BLADE gift cards

American Express Gifting Members with BLADE gift cards

American Express has been giving out gifts to select cardholders of The Platinum Card. Gifts have ranged from Amazon Echos to gift cards from Tiffany & Co, with the latest gift being gift cards for BLADE helicopter rides. The gift cards are up to $295, and at $195 a ride, they will have enough for… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Jun-19

Airbus Delivers an H125 to Forest Leasing & Management

Airbus Delivers an H125 to Forest Leasing & Management

The newly delivered H125 will support a variety of utility missions including firefighting, diamond drill support, powerline maintenance, wildlife services, airborne geophysics (bird towing) and precision aerial construction.

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Jun-19

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Receives Certification for High-Altitude Operations

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Receives Certification for High-Altitude Operations

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced Type Certification for performance information expansion at up to 22,500 feet density altitude, setting the bar for high altitude operations for aircraft in its class. “The Bell 505 is the most advanced short light single helicopter in the world, and we are proud to bring more… Read more »

Source: Bell, 05-Jun-19

Quicksilver Group and Nautilus Aviation announce partnership

Quicksilver Group and Nautilus Aviation announce partnership

The Quicksilver Group and Nautilus Aviation are delighted to announce the commencement of a new partnership to provide helicopter services for the Quicksilver Group’s reef operations. The partnership with Nautilus Aviation will showcase the Great Barrier Reef from a different perspective with helicopters to provide daily services to the Quicksilver Agincourt Reef outer reef platforms, Great… Read more »

Source: The Quicksilver Group, 05-Jun-19

Bristow Secures Contract with BP plc

Bristow Secures Contract with BP plc

Bristow Group Inc. (OTC:BRSWQ) announced a new contract with BP plc, to support its North Sea operations. The contract, with a five year primary term, commenced on May 13, 2019. Bristow will deliver a fully integrated aviation solution to BP plc from bases in Aberdeen and Sumburgh. New pilot and crew positions are being created, with… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 04-Jun-19

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Wheels Up partners with HeliFlite

Wheels Up partners with HeliFlite

Kenny Dichter, Founder and CEO of Wheels Up, the revolutionary membership-based private aviation company and Kurt Carlson, CEO of HeliFlite, a full-service helicopter operator offering on-demand charter, have jointly announced a partnership providing Wheels Up members access to HeliFlite’s fleet of Bell 430 and Sikorsky S-76 executive-class helicopters for transfers between Manhattan and Tri-state area airports, effective… Read more »

Source: HeliFlite, 04-Jun-19

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Metro Aviation Completion Center receives EASA approval

Metro Aviation Completion Center receives EASA approval

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a U.S. Approval Certificate to Metro Aviation as a Part-145 maintenance organization. EASA is responsible for the certification of aircraft in the European Union (EU) and for some European non-EU countries. “With the addition of this rating, we will be able to better support repair approval… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 04-Jun-19

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Nominations Now Open for HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards

Nominations Now Open for HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards

Within vertical aviation, there are pilots, mechanics, safety professionals, and others who go above and beyond the call of duty in pursuit of the highest standards of professional excellence. Their dedication is an inspiration to us all. HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards recognize outstanding achievements in vertical aviation. Go to rotor.org/salute and nominate an exceptional… Read more »

Source: HAI, 04-Jun-19

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Heliflite secures XTI Trifan 600 VTOL distributorship

Heliflite secures XTI Trifan 600 VTOL distributorship

XTI Aircraft Company (XTI) announced it has entered into a sales and services agreement with Heliflite, one of the leading aircraft distributors in Australasia. “This is a major development for XTI,” said XTI Chief Executive Officer Robert LaBelle. “We’re pleased to be working with Heliflite on an exclusive basis in this part of the world…. Read more »

Source: Heliflite, 04-Jun-19

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EASA STC for DART’s R66 Emergency Float System

EASA STC for DART’s R66 Emergency Float System

Recently, DART received a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification on its R66 Emergency Float System. This float system, designed and manufactured by DART, is an aftermarket retrofit option available for R66 operators that allows the aircraft to safely perform over-water operations. The system can be easily retrofitted on the R66 aircraft and is designed… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 04-Jun-19

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Airbus Celebrates 35th Anniversary in Canada

Airbus Celebrates 35th Anniversary in Canada

With 200 customers operating over 700 aircraft, Airbus Helicopters Canada is marking 35 years of providing quality customer service and technology to the Canadian helicopter industry. Over the past 35 years, Airbus Helicopters has supported regional and national law enforcement agencies, emergency medical services, utility operators, government and corporate customers to supply, operate and maintain… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 04-Jun-19

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Sundance Helicopters named “Best Helicopter Tour”

Sundance Helicopters named “Best Helicopter Tour”

Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the most experienced and highest-rated tour company in Las Vegas, has been named winner of USA Today’s “Best Helicopter Tour” during the 10Best reader’s poll. Nominees are chosen by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY; editors from 10Best.com; relevant expert contributors; and sources for… Read more »

Source: Sundance Helicopters, 04-Jun-19

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GTN 650/750 Series with more features

GTN 650/750 Series with more features

We have incorporated new enhancements and features to our GTN 650/750 series touchscreen navigators. With the latest software update and a compatible ADS-B In receiver, pilots can now view new FIS-B weather products on the GTN. Also, when the GTN 650/750 is paired with a G3X Touch flight display in experimental/amateur-built aircraft, pilots now have… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 03-Jun-19

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Malaysia becomes regional simulation hub with AS365 and H225 FFS

Malaysia becomes regional simulation hub with AS365 and H225 FFS

In the frame of the new Airbus Helicopters South East Asia Pacific (SEAP) regional set-up, the AS365 and H225 Full Flight Simulators (FFS), now both located in Airbus Helicopters Simulation Center (AHSC) Kuala Lumpur facilities, were successfully re-qualified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Both are qualified as dual FFS Level B / FTD… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Jun-19

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P3 Prototype continues test flights in Sicily

P3 Prototype continues test flights in Sicily

P3 has been flying in Pozzallo, Sicily, since March and has completed its first block of flight tests. An average flying rate of 9 flights per week has been achieved with P3, which is already going successfully through its first scheduled inspection without any major findings. The performed flights, which involved a series of manoeuvres… Read more »

Source: Marenco, 03-Jun-19

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Transnet National Ports Authority to add marine pilot base in Cape Town

Transnet National Ports Authority to add marine pilot base in Cape Town

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has taken the decision to introduce a helicopter service at its Port of Cape Town to transfer marine pilots onto and off visiting vessels. This would make the port one of three within the South African port landlord’s complementary port system that offer the service, the others being Durban and… Read more »

Source: Transnet, 03-Jun-19

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South African doctor learns from Great North Air Ambulance in UK

South African doctor learns from Great North Air Ambulance in UK

Techniques and equipment developed by the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) are being adopted by South African doctors to benefit patients on the other side of the world. The GNAAS team hosted Neville Vlok, chief medical officer at HALO air ambulance, based near Johannesburg, who visited the UK on a fact-finding mission. Dr Vlok,… Read more »

Source: Great North Air Ambulance, 03-Jun-19

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Airbus becomes first manufacturer to digitise paper logcards

Airbus becomes first manufacturer to digitise paper logcards

Airbus Helicopters becomes the first helicopter manufacturer on the market to transform paper-based logcards into easy-to-use digital data. The new https://keycopter.airbus.com/en/-/new-digital-logcard-service Digital LogCard service was announced during HAI Heli-Expo 2019, with the CHC Helicopter’s newest H175 to become the first Airbus helicopter to benefit fully from this new service. The advantages of Digital LogCard are… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Jun-19

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UEC Logistics Support Center in Vietnam Repaired Five Helicopter Engines

UEC Logistics Support Center in Vietnam Repaired Five Helicopter Engines

The Center for Integrated Logistics Support for the UEC in Vietnam repaired five helicopter engines. The new center, certified this year by the aeronautical authorities of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is equipped with all the necessary equipment, spare parts and assembly units for repairing engines developed by UEC-Klimov. The intermediate level maintenance and repair… Read more »

Source: Rostec State Corporation, 03-Jun-19

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Airbus and Hungarian Government to establish manufacturing site in Gyula

Airbus and Hungarian Government to establish manufacturing site in Gyula

Airbus Helicopters and the Hungarian Government have selected the town of Gyula in the Békés County as the site for a new aerospace enterprise in Hungary. Gyula is located in the country’s eastern part. The new installation will be built up from scratch and will be the core of an emerging Hungarian aeronautics cluster. This… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Jun-19

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RCAF to receive another Hoist Mission Training System

RCAF to receive another Hoist Mission Training System

Bluedrop Performance Learning (“Bluedrop”) (TSX-V: BPLI) and its subsidiary Bluedrop Training & Simulation are pleased to announce that it will deliver another Hoist Mission Training System (HMTS) to the Royal Canadian Air Force 19 Wing Comox in addition to a similar CH-148 Cyclone simulator delivered to 12 Wing Shearwater in July 2018. The immersive virtual… Read more »

Source: Bluedrop Training & Simulation, 29-May-19

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Airbus to display H135 at CANSEC 2019

Airbus to display H135 at CANSEC 2019

On May 29 and 30, at the EY Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Airbus will display a wide range of innovative products and services at Canada’s premier global defence and security trade show – CANSEC 2019. Canada is a key partner for Airbus, currently celebrating 35 years of operations in the country based on solid and… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 29-May-19

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DJI adds helicopter detector to new drones

DJI adds helicopter detector to new drones

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today strengthened its role as the drone industry’s safety leader at a Washington, D.C. event by committing to install airplane and helicopter detectors in new consumer drones, part of a 10-point plan to ensure that the world’s skies remain safe in the drone era…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 29-May-19

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Yamaha Awarded Patent for Remote Control Device

Yamaha Awarded Patent for Remote Control Device

A remote control device for an unmanned helicopter includes an orientation sensor that detects a flight orientation of the unmanned helicopter, a GPS antenna and a GPS receiver that detect speed information of the unmanned helicopter, and a CPU that detects a flight distance of the unmanned helicopter by integrating the speed information. A memory stores information concerning a base point of the… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 28-May-19

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Farm Credit Canada confirms $600K donation to STARS

Farm Credit Canada confirms $600K donation to STARS

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) renewed its commitment to the health and safety of Western Canadians by making a $600,000 contribution over four years to STARS air ambulance. “Each year STARS flies thousands of missions in and around the same rural communities served by FCC. We have seen the positive impact STARS has had during some… Read more »

Source: STARS, 28-May-19

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First Air Taxi Volo-Port to be Built by End of 2019

First Air Taxi Volo-Port to be Built by End of 2019

Skyports and Volocopter announced a cooperation to build the first mobile Volo-Port for air taxis. UK-based global vertiport owner and operator Skyports and air taxi pioneer Volocopter unveiled plans for the Volo-Port – the physical landing pads for so-called eVTOL (electric take-off and landing) – through stunning designs produced by internationally renowned agency Brandlab. Ground-based… Read more »

Source: Volocopter, 28-May-19

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Alfie Best set to accept ACH130 helicopter

Alfie Best set to accept ACH130 helicopter

This strikingly painted Airbus ACH130 helicopter, captured here over the English countryside, is due to be delivered to mobile home park entrepreneur Alfie Best a few days after the EBACE exhibition. Best, a proud Romany who recently featured on the Sunday Times Rich List, is acquiring the helicopter to support him in managing the numerous… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-May-19

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Bell completes air medical training exercise

Bell completes air medical training exercise

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, in collaboration with Shaanxi Helicopter Co. Ltd. (SHC) and Shaanxi Provincial People’s Hospital, announced the successful completion of an Air Medical Services (AMS) training exercise in China. This exercise is an initial step toward developing air medical capability for the Implementation Program for a Joint Pilot of… Read more »

Source: Bell, 27-May-19

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Airbus delivers ACH145 for use on super yachts

Airbus delivers ACH145 for use on super yachts

Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) has delivered the first of two ACH145 helicopters to an existing private customer as the first step in a fleet renewal programme. The two aircraft will be primarily flown from super yachts in the Mediterranean and Caribbean regions on behalf of the owner who is a highly experienced user of Airbus helicopters…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopter, 27-May-19

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The ACE Training Centre awarded for training innovation

The ACE Training Centre awarded for training innovation

The ACE Training Centre has been awarded the inaugural Innovation for Training Award at the 2019 Avalon Airshow. The award-winning training centre was purpose-built to provide highly realistic mission simulation technology for helicopter pilots, aircrew and specialist personnel, such as air medical teams. Since opening its doors in October 2016, the world-class training facility with… Read more »

Source: ACE Training Centre, 27-May-19

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Air Methods Celebrates StarCare Base’s 30th Anniversary

Air Methods Celebrates StarCare Base’s 30th Anniversary

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of its StarCare base on April 13 at 1:30 p.m. CT at Silverhawk Aviation in Lincoln. A special reception will be held there to honor the clinicians, crew and other staff who have been a part of the base’s history. StarCare is… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 27-May-19

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Bell 429 builds momentum with corporate customers

Bell 429 builds momentum with corporate customers

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is showcasing its corporate Bell 429 outfitted with Mecaer Aviation’s MAGnificent interior at EBACE. The aircraft is building momentum in the region with 7 recent sales to corporate customers in Germany, Greece, the Ukraine and Russia. “The Bell 429 continues to increase its footprint in Europe with… Read more »

Source: Bell, 27-May-19

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight Gets New Home at Murfreesboro

Vanderbilt LifeFlight Gets New Home at Murfreesboro

Vanderbilt LifeFlight’s helicopter based in Murfreesboro has a new home at the Murfreesboro Airport. LF 5 in front of its new hangerLifeFlight 5, which has been based in Rutherford County since 2012, is leasing 3,500 square feet inside the airport’s new TDK hanger. TDK is a contractor and developer, specializing in apartment complexes. TDK built… Read more »

Source: Vanderbilt LifeFlight, 27-May-19

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Alpine Aerotech 505 Bear Paw Now Compatible With High Skid Gear

Alpine Aerotech 505 Bear Paw Now Compatible With High Skid Gear

ALPINE AEROTECH LP announced that they have completed the modification of their popular Bear Paw Kit to be compatible with both Standard and High Skid Gear on the Bell 505. The Bear Paw Kit is constructed from high grade UV-resistance polymer and retains its shape through continuous landing and take-offs. Their industry-leading clamping system allows… Read more »

Source: Alpine Aerotech, 27-May-19

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Helitrans becomes first operator to receive H125s with digital logcards

Helitrans becomes first operator to receive H125s with digital logcards

Norwegian helicopter operator Helitrans has taken delivery of two Airbus H125 helicopters with digital logcards, becoming the first H125 operator able to manage the maintenance history of its aircraft components digitally, resulting in better data quality, time savings, and simpler processes, thereby reinforcing flight safety. These helicopters are the first two in a series of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 27-May-19

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BHS Helicopterservice buys helicopter business of DC Aviation

BHS Helicopterservice buys helicopter business of DC Aviation

Bamberg-based BHS Helicopterservice GmbH initiated the purchase of the helicopter business of its Stuttgart-based cooperation partner DC Aviation GmbH with the contract signing on 2 May 2019. The acquisition of the subsidiary, DC Aviation Switzerland AG, will help the exclusive business helicopter flight provider expand its portfolio of services. The partnership between DC Aviation Stuttgart… Read more »

Source: DC Aviation, 27-May-19

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Petroleum Air Services takes off with AMOS

Petroleum Air Services takes off with AMOS

Swiss-AS is pleased to announce that Petroleum Air Services (PAS) and Swiss-AS have signed agreements regarding the purchase and implementation of AMOS. PAS was searching the market for a fully integrated turnkey solution that provides the option to adapt to new requirements without changes to the source code. After a swift and efficient evaluation of… Read more »

Source: Petroleum Air Services, 27-May-19

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Apollo Air Services to operate first AW109 Trekker in UK

Apollo Air Services to operate first AW109 Trekker in UK

British charter operator Apollo Air Services have confirmed – via an Instagram post – that they will be operating the first Leonardo AW109 Trekker in the UK. The company, base at Carlisle Lake District Airport, already operate six AW109SP GrandNew, one AW109S Grand and one Airbus AS350B2, with additional bases at Cardiff Heliport and Leeds… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-May-19

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Bermuda Aircraft Registry Hits Historic Milestone

Bermuda Aircraft Registry Hits Historic Milestone

Bermuda is home to the oldest and largest offshore Aircraft Registry and this month achieved a historic milestone by registering its 900th aircraft to the current Registry. This registration marks the most aircraft to ever be registered to an offshore aircraft registry at one time. The Bermuda Aircraft Registry consists of a mix of both… Read more »

Source: Bermuda, 24-May-19

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Air Methods opens Mercy Air 66 base at Barstow

Air Methods opens Mercy Air 66 base at Barstow

Mercy Air, a division of Air Methods, will host a dedication ceremony and reception on Friday, May 17 at 1:00 p.m. PST. The ceremony will celebrate the new Mercy Air 66 base, a collaboration between Barstow Fire Protection District and Mercy Air. In addition, the event will honor Mercy Air’s 30th anniversary of life-saving service… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 24-May-19

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Heli-One wins German AS332L1 and EC215 upgrade contract

Heli-One wins German AS332L1 and EC215 upgrade contract

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO), is pleased to announce a helicopter upgrade contract with the German Federal Ministry of Interior to modify their incoming Airbus H215 fleet and existing AS332 aircraft. The upgrade project covers four H215s with an option for an additional 16 AS332L1/H215 aircraft and in its… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 24-May-19

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Volocopter and Amazon join UK CAA Innovation Sandbox project

Volocopter and Amazon join UK CAA Innovation Sandbox project

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has launched a new virtual space in which new technology can be safely tested – the ‘Innovation Sandbox’. The Sandbox is offering innovative companies the chance to discuss, explore, trial and test emerging concepts, helping the UK’s aviation sector to continue to be at the forefront of technology. The new… Read more »

Source: UK CAA, 24-May-19

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Lilium Reveals New Air Taxi Celebrates Maiden Flight

Lilium Reveals New Air Taxi Celebrates Maiden Flight

Lilium, the Munich-based startup developing a revolutionary on- demand air taxi service, today revealed its new five-seater air taxi prototype for the first time. The unveiling of the new Lilium Jet came as the all-electric aircraft completed its maiden flight in the skies over Germany earlier this month. The full-scale, full-weight prototype is powered by… Read more »

24-May-19

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CareFlite celebrates 40 Year Anniversary

CareFlite celebrates 40 Year Anniversary

CareFlite began with one Bell helicopter shared between Methodist Dallas Medical Center and Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital transporting about 20 patients each month. In 1980, CareFlite began operating a ground ambulance service in Dallas to support the helicopters and to provide non-emergency transportation to patients in area hospitals. Since being established in 1979, CareFlite… Read more »

Source: CareFlite, 24-May-19

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Vertical Flight Society Recognizes Sikorsky For Technological Innovations

Vertical Flight Society Recognizes Sikorsky For Technological Innovations

Individuals and teams from Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE:LMT) were recognized with several awards from the Vertical Flight Society during the 75th Annual Forum & Technology display. This year’s awards mark nearly three-quarters of a century of celebrating rotorcraft innovation. Sikorsky’s founder, Igor Sikorsky, was named one of the first Honorary Fellows during the first… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 24-May-19

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Nepalese operators facing pilot shortage

Nepalese operators facing pilot shortage

Nepalese helicopter companies are facing a scare of pilot to operate helicopters in the mountain climbing season. 30 helicopters of 10 helicopter companies, registered in Nepal are busy in the Khumbu area. According to the Helicopter Society of Nepal (HSoN), most of the flights are operated from Lukla to Kalapatthar, Goraksep, Ferichey, Fhakdin, and Sagarmatha… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 23-May-19

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Sloane extend Leonardo distributorship and sign for two more AW109s

Sloane extend Leonardo distributorship and sign for two more AW109s

As the world’s leading manufacturer in the VIP multiengine helicopter market with a 40% share and the largest producer of corporate helicopters flying in UK, Leonardo is further growing its presence in this sector with the announcement of a further renewal of the Distributorship Agreement in UK and Ireland with its key partner Sloane Helicopters… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 23-May-19

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FlightSafety announces new President & CEO

FlightSafety announces new President & CEO

FlightSafety International announces that David Davenport will now lead the company as President & CEO. He most recently served as Co-CEO and President, Commercial. Ray Johns, who previously served as Co-CEO, will continue as President, Government and Manufacturing. He oversees the services and products FlightSafety offers to government and military agencies, as well as the… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 23-May-19

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TracPlus and IQonboard collaborate

TracPlus and IQonboard collaborate

TracPlus and IQonboard collaborate to provide real-time satellite load manifest reporting. IQonboard provides a wearable technology and software solution that allows pilots and ground operations to keep track of crew, passengers, cargo, and assets while automating the load manifest reporting process. Pilots can instantly see the passenger manifest and total payload prior to departure via… Read more »

Source: TracPlus, 23-May-19

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Northern Escape Heli Skiing Announces investment

Northern Escape Heli Skiing Announces investment

Northern Escape Heli Skiing, in its 16th year of operations, is please to announce the construction of its new remote lodge opening for the upcoming 2020 season. Construction began in the spring of 2018 and the completion date is scheduled for fall of 2019. Northern Escape Heli Skiing offers a variety of exclusive packages to… Read more »

Source: Northern Escape Heli Skiing, 23-May-19

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22 countries sign new European Defence Agency cross-border agreement

22 countries sign new European Defence Agency cross-border agreement

In the margins of EDA Steering Board, 22 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden) and EDA signed a new programme that will facilitate the granting of cross-border surface and air movement permissions. The programme is… Read more »

Source: EDA, 23-May-19

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STARS announces first all-female lineup for 2019 Rescue in the Rockies

STARS announces first all-female lineup for 2019 Rescue in the Rockies

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS), a non-profit helicopter air ambulance organization, is excited to announce Rescue in the Rockies for STARS, one of its flagship fundraisers in Alberta, has an all-female cast this year. This much-appreciated eighth annual fundraising event will be held on Friday, June 7, 2019. All funds raised from the women’s… Read more »

Source: SATRS, 23-May-19

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FAA Announces Safety Rating for Costa Rica

FAA Announces Safety Rating for Costa Rica

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that the Republic of Costa Rica does not comply with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety standards and has been assigned a Category 2 rating based on a reassessment of the country’s civil aviation authority. A Category 2 International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) rating… Read more »

Source: FAA, 23-May-19

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Speedwings expands helicopter ops with BHS and DC Aviation

Speedwings expands helicopter ops with BHS and DC Aviation

In order to develop business helicopter flights and helicopter management at the Payerne Airport, Speedwings Business SA and Bamberg-based BHS Helicopterservice GmbH with its subsidiary DC Aviation Switzerland of Zurich have agreed to cooperate in the future. The letter of intent was signed by representatives of the companies on 21 May 2019 at the EBACE… Read more »

Source: Speedwings, 23-May-19

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Latest ACH160 order underlines market confidence in new model

Latest ACH160 order underlines market confidence in new model

Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) has secured an additional sale for its latest ACH160 helicopter just days before the EBACE 2019 business aviation show in Geneva.This new order, from an experienced UK helicopter operator which will use it for general corporate purposes, takes the ACH160 orderbook to 11 aircraft of which four have been won in the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 23-May-19

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CHC pilots accept 9.27% pay rise

CHC pilots accept 9.27% pay rise

Members of the British Airline Pilots’ Association recently voted to strike against CHC Helicopters after they were unable to provide an acceptable pay rise offer. However, strike action has been evaded as the pilots have accepted CHC’s new offer of a 9.27% pay raise till September 2020, reports Energy Voice.

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-May-19

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Helicopter now stationed at Scotland Memorial Hospital

Helicopter now stationed at Scotland Memorial Hospital

In an effort to better serve our community and surrounding areas, Scotland Health Care System has partnered with Cape Fear LifeLink Air to station a helicopter on the Scotland Memorial Hospital campus starting May 10, 2019. Cape Fear LifeLink Air is an emergency air medical transportation service offered by Cape Fear Valley Regional Medical Center… Read more »

Source: Scotland Health, 22-May-19

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Safran Helicopter Engines Partners with Citicopter in Russia

Safran Helicopter Engines Partners with Citicopter in Russia

In order to support the existing – and upcoming – operators in Russia, Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a partnership with Citicopter, to become its official distributor in Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States for Arriel and Arrius engine families and associated services and support products. Safran powered Helicopter operated in Russia are directly supported… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 22-May-19

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Star Navigation Announces MEDEVAC Agreement

Star Navigation Announces MEDEVAC Agreement

Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. (CSE: SNA) (CSE: SNA.CN) (OTCQB: SNAVF) (“Star” or the “Company”) announces that the Company has entered into a long-term agreement with AMS Heli Design (“AMS”) of Denison, Texas. (www.amsheli.com) AMS is a Helicopter EMS Interior provider, specializing in Air Ambulance configuration through the use of new lightweight materials and new… Read more »

Source: Star Navigation Systems Group, 22-May-19

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Rusada joins the European Helicopter Association

Rusada joins the European Helicopter Association

MRO & Flight Operations software provider Rusada, has become the newest member of the European Helicopter Association (EHA). The EHA acts on behalf of the European rotorcraft industry, promoting the best interests of all sectors as an economically important, safe and sustainable industry essential to the success of European and national economies. EHA members are placed across… Read more »

Source: Rusada, 22-May-19

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Airbus Helicopters showed H135 at HeliRussia

Airbus Helicopters showed H135 at HeliRussia

[electronic translation] Airbus Helicopters will take part in the 12th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2019, which will be held May 16-18 at Crocus Expo in Moscow. At the company’s booth (1K, hall 3, pavilion 1), the H135 helicopter with the Helionix avionics complex will be presented for the first time. In addition, Airbus Helicopters will conduct… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-May-19

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Magpas Air Ambulance CEO appointed to the Board of the Association of Air Ambulances

Magpas Air Ambulance CEO appointed to the Board of the Association of Air Ambulances

Magpas Air Ambulance are very pleased to announce that Daryl Brown, the Charity’s CEO, has been appointed to the Board of the Association of Air Ambulances (AAA). The AAA provides a platform of representation as a unified national voice for the UK Air Ambulance community to governments, legislators and the public. Daryl says “I’m delighted to… Read more »

Source: Magpas Air Ambulance, 22-May-19

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B505 Continues Global Expansion

B505 Continues Global Expansion

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the signature of a new purchase agreement for the Bell 505 with HUBI-FLY from Austria and the recent certification of the aircraft in the Ukraine and Russia. With over 150 aircraft delivered worldwide, the Bell 505 is already demonstrating excellent performance. “The Bell 505 is truly… Read more »

Source: Bell, 22-May-19

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ADS-B Rebates Have All Been Reserved

ADS-B Rebates Have All Been Reserved

The last few hundred of the $500 Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) rebate reservations offered to general aviation aircraft owners by the FAA are gone. Since launching the program in September 2016, the FAA has offered 20,000 rebates to qualified applicants. Should any of the reservations be returned, the agency will make them available each… Read more »

Source: FAA, 22-May-19

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Air BP and London Biggin Hill Airport continue long-standing relationship

Air BP and London Biggin Hill Airport continue long-standing relationship

Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and services supplier, has renewed its contract with London Biggin Hill Airport (BQH/EGKB), following 25 years of successful collaboration. Air BP will continue to supply the airport with Jet A-1 and Avgas 100LL, with customers able to use the Air BP Sterling Card and RocketRoute MarketPlace to pay… Read more »

Source: Air BP, 22-May-19

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NeoXCraft designers VRCO sign agreement with ConnectJets

NeoXCraft designers VRCO sign agreement with ConnectJets

ConnectJets is marking its 10th anniversary this summer with the launch of a new division – ConnectSkies. the business aviation charter industry’s first independent ‘sustainable’ aircraft sales, marketing and logistics platform. With sustainability at the forefront of the industry and the world, especially among millennials, ConnectSkies will explore a range of options in all categories of… Read more »

Source: ConnectJets, 22-May-19

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Safran appointed Executive VP Operations

Safran appointed Executive VP Operations

Safran Helicopter Engines has appointed Bernard Barussaud as Executive Vice-President Operations. Bernard succeeds François-Xavier Foubert who has been appointed to another position within the Group. Bernard Barussaud (52) joined the Snecma1 engineering department in 1992. From 1995 he fulfilled various management roles within the manufacturing department — manufacturing support, fan disk manufacturing — before in… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 20-May-19

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Russian Helicopters participate in SITDEF-2019

Russian Helicopters participate in SITDEF-2019

Russian Helicopters holding (part of Rostec State Coropration) will participate in the Seventh International Exhibition of Technology for Defense and Prevention of Natural Disasters SITDEF-2019 held in the territory of the headquarters of the Peruvian Army in Lima from May 16 to 21. This year, we present in Peru the main civilian line of Russian… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 20-May-19

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New Chief Executive for Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex

New Chief Executive for Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex

A highly experienced leader and Chief Executive with 25 years’ experience in the health and international aid and development sectors helping people in need – including those living in some of the world’s most troubled hotspots – will be taking over as the new Chief Executive of Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (AAKSS). An honours… Read more »

Source: Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex, 20-May-19

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Robinson Introduces a New Flight Training Guide

Robinson Introduces a New Flight Training Guide

An updated flight training guide is now available from Robinson Helicopter Company, whose helicopters have become synonymous with flight training. The comprehensive guide addresses the many levels of training, from the student pilot trying to find the “hover button”, to the rated helicopter pilot transitioning into a Robinson, to the all-important flight review. The guide… Read more »

Source: Robinson, 15-May-19

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Kawasaki Heavy Industries opens H145-BK117 training centre at Gifu

Kawasaki Heavy Industries opens H145-BK117 training centre at Gifu

Kawasaki Heavy Industries established a training center equipped with the latest equipment at the Gifu Plant for pilots and maintenance of H145 / BK117 helicopters manufactured by the company, and held an opening ceremony today. In recent years, while domestic demand for pilots and mechanics such as highly public doctor helicopters, fire fighting and disaster… Read more »

Source: Kawasaki, 15-May-19

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Cooperation Between Russia and Belarus exceeds $1 bln

Cooperation Between Russia and Belarus exceeds $1 bln

“Russia and Belarus are strategic partners in military and technical cooperation. Since 2001, the volume of cooperation between Rosoboronexport and Belarus has exceeded $1 bln. The scope is unbelievable covering almost every line from the supply of end products and components to joint researches and defense projects,” said Rosoboronexport’s Director General Alexander Mikheev. The company’s… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 15-May-19

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