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HAI launches annual Salute to Excellence Awards

HAI launches annual Salute to Excellence Awards

Within vertical aviation, there are pilots, mechanics and engineers, safety professionals, and others who go above and beyond to pursue professional excellence. Their dedication is an inspiration to us all. The HAI Salute to Excellence Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all forms of vertical aviation. As our industry evolves, HAI is excited to announce that… Read more »

Source: HAI, 11-Aug-20

Prestwick SAR base passes 1,500 taskings milestone

Prestwick SAR base passes 1,500 taskings milestone

The HM Coastguard Search and Rescue helicopter base at Prestwick, on Scotland’s west coast near Glasgow, has surpassed a major milestone after responding to 1,500 calls for support since 2016. Prestwick chalked-up its 1,500th task when a child was spotted adrift in a dinghy off the Ayrshire coast and required assistance. Captain Mark Randall, Captain… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 10-Aug-20

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Great Western Air Ambulance encourages use of What3Words

Great Western Air Ambulance encourages use of What3Words

With the summer upon us and many of you planning activities out in the wonderful countryside we have here in our region – we are urging you to download the What3Words app to help us help you. The app, which has divided the world up into three metre squares, each with a unique three-word address,… Read more »

Source: Great Western Air Ambulance, 10-Aug-20

Iran unveils new laser-guided missiles for helicopter fleet

Iran unveils new laser-guided missiles for helicopter fleet

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards announced on Monday, the arming of the guards ‘Cobra’ helicopters with laser-guided missiles and “Mi-171” helicopters with “S-24” missiles. See Full Story.  

Source: AMN, 10-Aug-20

Rostec began flight tests of the newest helicopter for special forces Mi-8AMTSh-VN

Rostec began flight tests of the newest helicopter for special forces Mi-8AMTSh-VN

The tests will assess the aerodynamic and performance characteristics of the helicopter, the maneuverability, stability and controllability of the vehicle, as well as the reliability and efficiency of the weapon system and protective equipment. “The technical appearance of the Mi-8AMTSh-VN was formed taking into account the experience of the combat use of helicopters in modern… Read more »

Source: Rostec State Corporation, 10-Aug-20

EDA sets up Multinational Helicopter Training Centre for Sintra

EDA sets up Multinational Helicopter Training Centre for Sintra

Having to let go of something close, doesn’t need to have a sense of loss. When the European Defence Agency (EDA) sees its home-grown Helicopter Exercise Programme, its Helicopter Tactics Course and its Helicopter Tactics Instructors Course move to the new permanent Multinational Helicopter Training Centre (MHTC) in Portugal by the end of 2022, after many successful years at… Read more »

Source: European Defence Agency, 10-Aug-20

Entrol welcomes HELISEVEN to its client list

Entrol welcomes HELISEVEN to its client list

HELISEVEN GmbH, located in Mannheim, Germany, based in the cities of Stuttgart and Augsburg, has acquired a pre-owned H11 FNPT II MCC Entrol simulator. The Entrol H11 FNPT II MCC/IFR is based on the Eurocopter EC-135 and is located at HELISEVEN’s ATO in Augsburg, near to Munich in Germany. Heliseven has also signed a maintenance… Read more »

Source: Entrol, 10-Aug-20

Lydd SAR base passes 1,000 taskings milestone

Lydd SAR base passes 1,000 taskings milestone

The HM Coastguard Search and Rescue helicopter crew at Lydd, Kent have marked a major milestone after completing their 1,000th tasking since beginning lifesaving operations in 2015. Captain Andy Pilliner, co-pilot Stijn Roovers and winch paramedic Shawn Clark undertook the 1,000th tasking, when the Children’s Acute Transport Service called for support just after midnight on… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 07-Aug-20

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Churchill Navigation and Shotover Camera Systems Merge

Churchill Navigation and Shotover Camera Systems Merge

Churchill Navigation, a leader in real-time augmented reality mapping and video systems used globally, and SHOTOVER Camera Systems, a manufacturer of a wide range of world-renowned gyro-stabilized camera systems for shooting aerial footage, announced today the companies have merged to form SHOTOVER Systems Ltd. With an already long-standing record of collaboration, both companies are proud… Read more »

Source: Churchill Navigation, 07-Aug-20

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USAIG expands safety collaboration with Airbus

USAIG expands safety collaboration with Airbus

USAIG and Airbus Helicopters North America (AHNA) have a robust tradition of teaming to encourage helicopter operators to consistently participate in high-quality recurrent training endorsed by the manufacturers of their aircraft. The AHNA Training Center in Grand Prairie, TX, has long been a USAIG Safety Bucks program participant. That program enables policyholders that operate turbine-powered… Read more »

Source: USAIG, 07-Aug-20

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Airbus Fleet Master presents uninterrupted data chain

Airbus Fleet Master presents uninterrupted data chain

The amount of data generated by helicopters, and the data’s complexity, has grown in the last decades, increasing the workload to compile and follow them consistently and comprehensively. The digitisation of helicopter operations helps leverage the exchanges across functions and organisations to optimise interactions in fleet management. It reduces pressure and risks and cuts workload… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 07-Aug-20

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EHang Launches Intelligent Aerial Firefighting Solution

EHang Launches Intelligent Aerial Firefighting Solution

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, today announced the launch of the world’s first large-payload intelligent aerial firefighting solution. Based on its flagship product, this new firefighting version of EHang 216, “EHang 216F” is specially designed for high-rise firefighting. This launch further… Read more »

Source: EHang, 07-Aug-20

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VHA Receives TIA on 206B Version 2 Main Rotor Blades

VHA Receives TIA on 206B Version 2 Main Rotor Blades

VHA recently received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Type Inspection Authorization (TIA) on its updated composite main rotor blades for the Bell 206B JetRanger helicopter. The last major hurdle prior to receiving a supplemental type certificate (STC), the TIA signifies that the design meets type design requirements and permits FAA pilots to perform final flight tests… Read more »

Source: VHA, 07-Aug-20

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Lifeflight’s AW139 fleet marks milestone

Lifeflight’s AW139 fleet marks milestone

LifeFlight Australia has reached a major milestone, clocking up 10 thousand flying hours in its fleet of Leonardo AW139 helicopters. The aeromedical service, which has a forty year history of saving lives in Queensland, Australia, operates ten RACQ LifeFlight Rescue and LifeFlight Surat Gas Aeromedical Service (SGAS) helicopters – including five AW139s. One month shy… Read more »

Source: LifeFlight Australia, 07-Aug-20

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Bristow to close two Lousiana bases with 350 job losses, claims union

Bristow to close two Lousiana bases with 350 job losses, claims union

More than 150 helicopter pilots and mechanics represented by the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Locals 107 and 407 at Bristow Helicopters are shocked by the company’s unilateral decision, announced Wednesday afternoon, to close two Louisiana facilities in both New Iberia and Galliano, resulting in the loss of more than 350 good-paying, family-sustaining jobs. In June, Bristow completed a… Read more »

Source: OPEIU, 06-Aug-20

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Eight Air Evac Lifefteam bases in Arkansas now carry blood

Eight Air Evac Lifefteam bases in Arkansas now carry blood

When it comes to helicopter air ambulance services, quality patient care and safety are top priorities. See Full Story.

Source: EMS WORLD, 06-Aug-20

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Malaysian Ministry of Health outsources EMS helicopter service

Malaysian Ministry of Health outsources EMS helicopter service

The Flying Doctor Service (FDS) and Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) target Sabah, Sarawak, and rural areas in Perak and Kelantan. See Full Story.

Source: CodeBlue, 06-Aug-20

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Metro Aviation delivers first of two helicopters to HealthNet

Metro Aviation delivers first of two helicopters to HealthNet

HealthNet Aeromedical Services, a statewide hospital-based program headquartered in Charleston, West Virginia, is adding an IFR-equipped Airbus EC145e to their fleet. The aircraft will enter service later this month in support of Charleston Area Medical Center. This is the eleventh HealthNet interior completed by Metro Aviation. “HealthNet Aeromedical Services values its decades-long partnership with Metro… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 06-Aug-20

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Apollo Air Services to promote Aviation Clean Air purifier units in Europe

Apollo Air Services to promote Aviation Clean Air purifier units in Europe

UK VIP helicopter charter company, Apollo Air Services has been announced as the UK supplier of US-based Aviation Clean Air’s ionizing airborne purification units. The new technology is proven to deactivate 99.4% of airborne virus including COVID-19, meaning passengers and crew can feel safe in the knowledge that the purified air they breathe, and surfaces… Read more »

Source: Apollo Air Services, 06-Aug-20

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Kaman Recognized by Sikorsky as Elite Supplier

Kaman Recognized by Sikorsky as Elite Supplier

Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) is proud to announce that Kaman Composite – Vermont, Inc. (“Kaman Composites Vermont” or “KCV”), has recently been named the Rotary and Mission Systems Elite Supplier by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company. The award comes after a partnership with Sikorsky on the design and development of their MH-60R radome program…. Read more »

Source: Kaman, 05-Aug-20

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EHang to Expand Production Facility

EHang to Expand Production Facility

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced it will build a new AAV production facility in Yunfu city in Guangdong, China with a planned initial annual capacity of 600 units and an RMB42 million (approx. US$6 million) investment supported by the local… Read more »

Source: EHang, 05-Aug-20

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Rotor Accessories produces tear-resistant R44 sun shades

Rotor Accessories produces tear-resistant R44 sun shades

Rotor Accessories has created another product for the R44 helicopter market inspired by their own first hand knowledge of owning and operating the world’s most produced general aviation rotorcraft. Their new tear resistant, mylar sunshades block 97% of radiant heat and are custom designed to fit snuggly both bubble and standard R44 in windows. The… Read more »

Source: Rotor Accessories, 05-Aug-20

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HeliSpeed signs SAR support agreement with British International

HeliSpeed signs SAR support agreement with British International

Blackpool-based aviation support specialists, HeliSpeed, has signed an agreement with BIH to support its search and rescue (SAR) operations in the Falkland Islands. Through the agreement, global aviation business, HeliSpeed, will provide BIH with pilots from its HeliTrax database of over 1,500 highly-trained helicopter pilots and engineers, supporting operations in the Falkland Islands. British International… Read more »

Source: HeliSpeed, 04-Aug-20

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Airinmar selected by Air Methods for warranty and value engineering services

Airinmar selected by Air Methods for warranty and value engineering services

AAR (NYSE: AIR) subsidiary Airinmar, the top global independent provider of component repair cycle management and aircraft warranty solutions, signed a new services agreement with the world’s largest civilian helicopter operator, Air Methods. Airinmar’s services will include the identification, claim, recovery and reporting of rotorcraft/aircraft component warranty. Airinmar will compliment Air Methods’ existing processes and… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 04-Aug-20

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Former HAI chairman Wisecup passes away

Former HAI chairman Wisecup passes away

Helicopter Association International (HAI) sincerely regrets the passing of industry stalwart and past chairman of the Board of Directors James O. Wisecup. Service information is pending and will be provided when available. Wisecup, a highly experienced 16,000-hour dual-rated pilot, had recently retired from his post as assistant chief pilot of helicopter air ambulance (HAA) operator… Read more »

Source: HAI, 04-Aug-20

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AAMS issue statement on HHS report on surprise medical billing

AAMS issue statement on HHS report on surprise medical billing

The Association of Air Medical Services thanks the Department of Health and Human Services for its report on surprise medical billing, and the significant negative impact this issue has on patients already experiencing a serious illness or injury. The report fails to indicate the extent to which healthcare providers go to shield patients previously in… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 04-Aug-20

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Wilson Construction upgrades MD500E to MD530F standard

Wilson Construction upgrades MD500E to MD530F standard

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces delivery of newly certified MD 530F to Wilson Construction. Wilson Construction, headquartered in Aurora, Oregon, upgraded one of its four MD 500E helicopters to an FAA-certified MD 530F model aircraft. An operator of MDHI-brand helicopters since 2005, Wilson Construction has delivered their hardworking E-model aircraft to be overhauled and recertified… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 04-Aug-20

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Transport Canada Approve HTC metal blades for Bell 204, 205 and UH-1

Transport Canada Approve HTC metal blades for Bell 204, 205 and UH-1

Helicopter Technology Company (HTC) is pleased to report that Transport Canada has formally accepted their STC for the 204P2100-103 Main Rotor Blade applicable on various Huey Models. STC # SR02492LA will be entered in the national index of STCs that have been reviewed and accepted by Transport Canada for installation on Canadian-registered aeronautical products. The… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Technology Company, 04-Aug-20

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Nigerian union pickets Bristow Helicopters

Nigerian union pickets Bristow Helicopters

Members of NAAPE who were present during at the airport told local news source BusinessDay that the strike will continue until Bristow agrees to review some of its discriminatory policies against Nigerian workers and treat them equally with its expatriate staff. – see full story

Source: BusinessDay, 04-Aug-20

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Russian Helicopters delivers first Mi-8AMT to Vityaz-Aero

Russian Helicopters delivers first Mi-8AMT to Vityaz-Aero

The Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) handed over a multifunctional Mi-8AMT helicopter to the customer – Vityaz-Aero Airlines. It will expand the existing model range and will be the first Mi-8AMT helicopter in the airline’s fleet. The helicopter has already arrived at its permanent base, Kamchatka…. Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 04-Aug-20

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EHang 216 Obtained Special Flight Operations Certificate from TCCA

EHang 216 Obtained Special Flight Operations Certificate from TCCA

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) technology platform company, today announced that EHang 216 has obtained a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) issued by Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), the civil aviation authority in Canada. This is another milestone in regulatory breakthrough for EHang 216… Read more »

Source: EHang, 04-Aug-20

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Babcock wins major new contracts with Total E&P UK

Babcock wins major new contracts with Total E&P UK

Babcock has secured two new five-year contracts in the UK and Denmark to provide energy major Total with helicopter transport in the North Sea. The contracts, which were won in a competitive tender, will see Babcock’s Offshore business operate a mix of S-92 and H175 helicopters for Total in the UK. Flights from Aberdeen will… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 03-Aug-20

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Triumph to provide helicopter MRO services to Global Aerospace Logistics

Triumph to provide helicopter MRO services to Global Aerospace Logistics

Triumph Group [NYSE:TGI] announced that its Triumph Systems & Support business has signed an agreement with Global Aerospace Logistics (GAL) to provide maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services for aircraft accessories and components for military aircraft that GAL services and repairs for its Middle Eastern customers. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, GAL provides comprehensive… Read more »

Source: Triumph Group, 03-Aug-20

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MedEvac Foundation Invites Participants to Virtual Event

MedEvac Foundation Invites Participants to Virtual Event

Dedicated to helping medical transport personnel improve mental heath and wellness, MedEvac Foundation International (the Foundation) has announced an on-going virtual run/walk/roll event this year, called Run to Help The Helpers, as part of its ‘Taking Care of Our Own’ programs. To date, 132 participants have registered – many of them sponsored by their respective… Read more »

Source: MedEvac, 03-Aug-20

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SPAES H145 night vision approvals updated for new tactical radios

SPAES H145 night vision approvals updated for new tactical radios

Due to the installation of new tactical radios in four different helicopters a new NVIS certification was required. Two engineers from SPAES were on the customer’s location for the tests. Tactical radios were installed in the customer’s helicopters for communication between the pilots and the rescue services on the ground. With the conversion, the existing… Read more »

Source: SPAES, 03-Aug-20

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HM Coastguard flies first UK unmanned SAR missions

HM Coastguard flies first UK unmanned SAR missions

Unmanned aircraft will be flown as safety overwatch in support of search and rescue missions for HM Coastguard for the first time this weekend. The unmanned aircraft will be supporting search and rescue response in north Wales both in maritime and in the mountains. It is an operational trial and will potentially have the benefits… Read more »

Source: HM Coastguard, 31-Jul-20

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Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust issued breach of contract notice over COVID-19 leak

Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust issued breach of contract notice over COVID-19 leak

The Ministry of Health has dealt the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust a breach of contract notice over the leak of Covid-19 patient data. See Full Story.

Source: Stuff, 31-Jul-20

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Bristow announces FY2021 Q1 Earnings Release Call

Bristow announces FY2021 Q1 Earnings Release Call

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), one of the largest helicopter operators in the world, today announced it will release financial results for its first quarter for fiscal year 2021 after the market closes on Thursday, August 6, 2020. In connection with the release, Bristow has scheduled a conference call for Friday, August 7, 2020 to begin at 10 a.m. ET (9… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 31-Jul-20

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Morocco picks GE T700-701D engine for AH-64E fleet

Morocco picks GE T700-701D engine for AH-64E fleet

GE Aviation’s T700 turboshaft engine has been chosen by the Kingdom of Morocco to power its new Defense fleet of Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters. Morocco will acquire 48 T700—701D engines and two spares as part of a recent contract announcement for 24 Apache helicopters. The T700/CT7 family of turboshaft and turboprop engines power 15… Read more »

Source: GE Aviation, 31-Jul-20

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GE writes off $729M of goodwill in Milestone Aviation

GE writes off $729M of goodwill in Milestone Aviation

In it’s 2020 Q2 report released yesterday, US conglomerate General Electric has written off $729 million of their valuation of the Milestone Aviation helicopter leasing business they acquired in 2015 for $1.775 billion plus the assumption or payoff of the company’s existing debt. GE normally carries out an annual test for goodwill impairment in their… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Jul-20

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New EMS Service Launched in South Africa Operating Bell 222s

New EMS Service Launched in South Africa Operating Bell 222s

In July 2020, a long-standing and loyal Bell customer, Henley Air, launched its very own ROCKET (Rapid On Call Emergency Transport) Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) operating six Bell 222 UT helicopters. ROCKET offers the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) industry in South Africa a neutral and independent helicopter ambulance service of unmatched quality. The service… Read more »

Source: Bell, 30-Jul-20

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DRF “Christoph 42” in Schleswig-Holstein upgrades from EC145 to H145

DRF “Christoph 42” in Schleswig-Holstein upgrades from EC145 to H145

“Christoph 42” is moving: From today, the crews of the DRF Luftrettung will start their life-saving missions from the Rendsburg-Schachtholm airfield. At the same time, a pattern change takes place, a state-of-the-art H145 helicopter replaces the EC145 that was previously used. Dr. Peter Huber, board member of DRF Luftrettung, introduces the new “Christoph 42” :… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 29-Jul-20

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Volga-Dnepr delivers two Mi-8s for fire-fighting in Malaysia

Volga-Dnepr delivers two Mi-8s for fire-fighting in Malaysia

To combat seasonal fires, Volga-Dnepr Airlines delivered two helicopters from Almaty (Kazakhstan) to Kuala Lumpur for PT Komala Indonesia. Both vehicles will actively participate in the fight against seasonal fires in Malaysia. Two Mi-8 helicopters, the total weight of which amounted to more than 20 tons, were transported along with spare parts, tools and accessories… Read more »

Source: Volga-Dnepr, 29-Jul-20

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VSR700 prototype performs first autonomous free flight

VSR700 prototype performs first autonomous free flight

The prototype of Airbus Helicopters’ VSR700 unmanned aerial system (UAS) has performed its first free flight. The VSR700 performed a ten minute flight at a drone test centre near Aix-en-Provence in the south of France. This is a significant step in the programme following the first flight in November 2019 when the prototype was tethered… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 29-Jul-20

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AAMS creates new Strategic Engagement & Member Experience VP role

AAMS creates new Strategic Engagement & Member Experience VP role

The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Garet Turner, CMP, CAE, to serve in a new position as Vice President of Strategic Engagement & Member Experience for AAMS and Executive Director of the MedEvac Foundation International. Turner will begin his role on September 1, 2020, and will focus… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 28-Jul-20

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Schiebel teams with Raytheon for Australian Army UAS tender

Schiebel teams with Raytheon for Australian Army UAS tender

Schiebel Pacific and Raytheon Australia have teamed up for the LAND129 Phase 3 Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (TUAS) project for the Australian Army. The tender response was submitted last week. The teaming couples Schiebel’s proven and world-class CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS with Raytheon Australia’s 20 year pedigree as a trusted, prime systems integrator across multiple domains…. Read more »

28-Jul-20

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Airial Robotics launches new type of UAV

Airial Robotics launches new type of UAV

The company Airial Robotics, head-quartered in Hamburg, Germany, and with branches in Hungary and the United Kingdom, has unveiled an innovative UAV carrier system that redefines the possibilities of commercial drone applications: the completely newly developed and patented technology platform Gyrotrak. Based on a new hybrid concept, Airial Robotics has created a new class of… Read more »

Source: Airial Robotics, 27-Jul-20

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Italian Army to introduce next-generation capabilities with the AW169

Italian Army to introduce next-generation capabilities with the AW169

The delivery of the first of two AW169 twin-engine training helicopters to the Italian Army heralds the start of a new programme – the Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) – that will see our platform enable a step-change in capability to the operator and the country. The next-generation training helicopters will train crews in preparation for… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 23-Jul-20

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Bell APT drone makes first BVLOS flight

Bell APT drone makes first BVLOS flight

In the race to provide viable, aerial solutions to move goods and information, Bell’s Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) surpassed a significant step in this journey: beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flight. Delivering goods and information to critical – sometimes inaccessible – locations calls for an aircraft that can fly autonomously, over long distances and… Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-Jul-20

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Christoph Dortmund upgrades from BK117 to Airbus H145

Christoph Dortmund upgrades from BK117 to Airbus H145

From July 17th, the DRF Luftrettung in Dortmund will quickly help with another helicopter: A modern EC145 will replace the BK 117. In addition, ” Christoph Dortmund ” will be equipped with an EpiShuttle, a special insulating stretcher. “Christoph Dortmund” makes an extremely important contribution to the emergency medical care of people in North Rhine-Westphalia… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 23-Jul-20

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Astronautics RoadRunner EFI Receives FAA STC for Bell 212 and 412

Astronautics RoadRunner EFI Receives FAA STC for Bell 212 and 412

Astronautics Corporation of America, in partnership with Rotorcraft Services Group (RSG), is pleased to announce that RSG has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SR01048DE for Astronautics’ AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI) on Bell 412/412EP/412HP/412SP/212 helicopters. STC validations from European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), and Agencia… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 23-Jul-20

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New Devon Air Ambulance helicopter touches down in Devon

New Devon Air Ambulance helicopter touches down in Devon

Loud cheers went up around the Devon Air Ambulance airbase at Exeter airport last Thursday, as their new Airbus H145 helicopter flew down the runway and settled onto the helipad – it was the first time this new generation aircraft had landed in Devon. The new helicopter arrived at Exeter as part of a training… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 23-Jul-20

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Revolutionary Electric VTOL Aircraft Developments Accelerate

Revolutionary Electric VTOL Aircraft Developments Accelerate

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS), the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, announces today that it has now cataloged its 300th electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft in its World eVTOL Aircraft Directory. “Electric VTOL aircraft hold out the promise of being much safer, cheaper, cleaner and quieter,” said VFS Executive… Read more »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 23-Jul-20

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FAA Approves Lycoming’s Electronic Ignition System on Robinson Helicopters

FAA Approves Lycoming’s Electronic Ignition System on Robinson Helicopters

R22 and R44 helicopters purchased after January 15th will be outfitted with Lycoming’s recently certified Electronic Ignition System (EIS). The EIS offers increased reliability, improved starting characteristics, and reduced maintenance. The EIS installation replaces the left starting magneto. The remaining right magneto provides redundant ignition and eliminates the need for a backup power supply. EIS… Read more »

Source: Robinson Helicopters, 22-Jul-20

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85 Years of Bell: Platforms with a Purpose

85 Years of Bell: Platforms with a Purpose

It started with the renowned Bell 47 Model – the “Bubble” – becoming the first certified helicopter for civilian use. Ready to jump into the civil market, Larry Bell concocted a three-step approach to introduce helicopters to everyday civilians and businesses. Today at Bell, this three-step strategy to bring vertical lift to new audiences has… Read more »

Source: Bell, 22-Jul-20

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EASA moves to increase cybersecurity of Helicopters

EASA moves to increase cybersecurity of Helicopters

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has taken an important step towards increasing cybersecurity protection of large aeroplanes and rotorcraft by amending the rules related to the product certification. These amendments will step up safety on board by mitigating the potential effects of cybersecurity threats which could arise through intentional unauthorised acts of interaction… Read more »

Source: EASA, 20-Jul-20

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Leonardo presents AW139 enhanced capabilities

Leonardo presents  AW139 enhanced capabilities

Leonardo announced further enhancements for the AW139 intermediate twin engine market leader with the recently obtained EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) certifications for the Honeywell Primus Epic integrated avionics Phase 8 software and the EGPWS (Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System) optional kit with offshore modes. The Phase 8 software release marks the introduction of an… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 20-Jul-20

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Cobham announces Edmo and Adams Distributors Place Initial Stocking Orders

Cobham announces Edmo and Adams Distributors Place Initial Stocking Orders

Cobham Aerospace Connectivity has announced that a major customer, EDMO Distributors (Spokane, WA), has placed an initial stocking order for the Titan Digital Audio Management System. EDMO will engage their marketing and distribution network in North America to represent the new airborne audio line to OEM’s and aircraft integrators, and at various industry trade events…. Read more »

Source: Cobham Aerospace, 20-Jul-20

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MINT Turbines Names Regional Sales Manager

MINT Turbines Names Regional Sales Manager

MINT Turbines, LLC (Stroud, Oklahoma), one of four premier MRO facilities within the M International group of companies, is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Jason Chambers as their newest Regional Sales Manager for the Eastern United States. Jason has 30-years of aviation experience including most recently as Customer Program Manager of a large… Read more »

Source: MINT Turbines, 20-Jul-20

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FAA Revises International Safety Rating for Pakistan

FAA Revises International Safety Rating for Pakistan

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that Pakistan has been assigned a Category 2 rating because it does not comply with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety standards under the FAA’s International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program. Under IASA, the FAA assesses the civil aviation authorities of all countries with air carriers that have applied… Read more »

Source: FAA, 20-Jul-20

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Honeywell Opens New T55 Engine Maintenance Center In Phoenix

Honeywell Opens New T55 Engine Maintenance Center In Phoenix

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has secured approval from the U.S. Army through a product verification audit and opened a state-of-the-art T55 Repair and Overhaul Center of Excellence facility near its Honeywell Aerospace headquarters in Phoenix. Honeywell’s new Center of Excellence for T55 helicopter engine maintenance optimizes operations and enhances support for the U.S. Army and international… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 20-Jul-20

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85 Years of Bell: Charging into the Future

85 Years of Bell: Charging into the Future

From breaking the sound barrier with incredible pilot Chuck Yeager and the Bell X-1 plane to developing the world’s first tiltrotor, Bell has always found ways to uncover revolutionary solutions. We’ve created flying rocket belts or jet packs and assisted with a lunar landing. But it’s not about one department, one invention or even one person. It’s… Read more »

Source: Bell, 20-Jul-20

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Kazan Helicopters certified Ansat simulator

Kazan Helicopters certified Ansat simulator

Kazan Helicopters of Russian Helicopters Holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) received the conclusion of the Center for Expertise and Certification of Aviation Engineering of the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute named after NOT. Zhukovsky (TsAGI) on the compliance of the Ansat helicopter simulator with all international standards. Ansat’s comprehensive helicopter simulator (KTV) was tested for… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 20-Jul-20

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Schiebel Camcopter S-100 and Nordic Unmanned Monitor Ship Emissions for EMSA

Schiebel Camcopter S-100 and Nordic Unmanned Monitor Ship Emissions for EMSA

Schiebel, together with partner Nordic Unmanned, is supporting the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) and the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (DEPA) by using the CAMCOPTER® S-100 to monitor ship emissions in Danish waters. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) service is offered by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). The CAMCOPTER® S-100 specifically measures the ships’… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 20-Jul-20

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Thora Capital buys six EMS helicopters from Milestone

Thora Capital buys six EMS helicopters from Milestone

Thora Capital (“Thora”), a Chicago-based alternative asset manager dedicated to aviation finance, announced the acquisition of six lease-attached Emergency Medical Services (“EMS”) helicopters from Milestone Aviation.  The aircraft are leased and operated by Life Flight Network (“Life Flight”) headquartered in Oregon. “We are thrilled to announce this acquisition, one of several deals we anticipate consummating over the… Read more »

Source: Thora Capital, 18-Jul-20

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NHV H175 fleet exceeds 40,000 FHRS

NHV H175 fleet exceeds 40,000 FHRS

NHV Group is pleased to announce that its H175 fleet surpassed its first 40,000 flight hours. This significant milestone proves this super-medium-sized rotorcraft’s capabilities and reliability in highly demanding operations, especially the transportation of personnel and supplies to offshore oil and gas platforms. At present the worldwide H175 fleet has accumulated over 66,000 flight hours,… Read more »

Source: NHV, 17-Jul-20

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Russian Helicopters handed over two Mi-8MTV-1 to Yamal Airlines

Russian Helicopters handed over two Mi-8MTV-1 to Yamal Airlines

[electronic translation] Russian Helicopters Holding (part of Rostec State Corporation) transferred two Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters manufactured by the Kazan Helicopter Plant to AK Yamal, both of which are designed to carry out missions in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and will be based in Salekhard. Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters made for the Yamal Airlines are used to transport goods… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 17-Jul-20

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STARS announces winners of $4.2 Million lottery

STARS announces winners of $4.2 Million lottery

Many STARS supporters across the province have cause to celebrate, following the final draws of the 2020 STARS lottery yesterday. The ninth edition of the STARS Lottery Saskatchewan featured more than 1,800 prizes valued at over $4.2 million, including luxury vehicles, dream vacations, cash, and two stunning, fully-furnished show homes worth nearly $1.6 million each…. Read more »

Source: STARS, 17-Jul-20

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Self-flying EHang 216 Showcases Aerial Sightseeing Trips Over the Sea in East China

Self-flying EHang 216 Showcases Aerial Sightseeing Trips Over the Sea in East China

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced today the aerial sightseeing trial flights in Yantai, a coastal city in East China. An EHang 216 took four passengers to the air for aerial sightseeing trips over the sea around the beautiful Fisherman’s Wharf… Read more »

Source: EHang, 17-Jul-20

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85 Years of Bell: The People Who Built Bell

85 Years of Bell: The People Who Built Bell

“Larry Bell left behind two great monuments to his life. One is the great number of lives which have been saved by the helicopters he fostered and sustained, a fact of which he was immensely proud. The second is the family of people at Bell, who still, today in many ways mirror the personality of… Read more »

Source: Bell, 17-Jul-20

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SUU and SAFE to webcast safety seminar from Airbus facility

SUU and SAFE to webcast safety seminar from Airbus facility

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs is expanding its support of the maintenance sector of the helicopter industry by hosting a Maintenance Safety Symposium dedicated to providing the latest safety and training resources to mechanics. This Maintenance Safety Symposium will focus on “Troubleshooting Technology”. The virtual conference will be held via ZOOM on September 23, 2020. This unique… Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, 17-Jul-20

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Nominations Now Open for HAI Salute to Excellence Awards

Nominations Now Open for HAI Salute to Excellence Awards

Within vertical aviation, there are pilots, mechanics and engineers, safety professionals, and others who go above and beyond to pursue professional excellence. Their dedication is an inspiration to us all. The HAI Salute to Excellence Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all forms of vertical aviation. As our industry evolves, HAI is excited to announce that… Read more »

Source: HAI, 17-Jul-20

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Bell buys Chinese maintainer Zhenjiang Aerochine Aviation

Bell buys Chinese maintainer Zhenjiang Aerochine Aviation

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is strengthening its customer service and support offerings with the acquisition of Zhenjiang Aerochine Aviation Limited to increase Bell’s helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities in China. Previously appointed as an Authorized Maintenance Center, the acquired Zhenjiang Aerochine – now Zhenjiang Bell Textron Aviation Service… Read more »

Source: Bell, 16-Jul-20

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Niger receives Mi-171Sh helicopters

Niger receives Mi-171Sh helicopters

Niger has apparently taken delivery of two armed Mi-171Sh helicopters after ordering the aircraft for some $47 million. See Full Story. 

Source: Defence News, 16-Jul-20

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Italian order highlights continuing success of ACH160

Italian order highlights continuing success of ACH160

Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) has won a new order for its latest ACH160 helicopter, announced just days after the H160 achieved certification. This new order, placed by an experienced Italian operator for use on private and corporate flights mainly inside Italy, means the ACH160 has been ordered by customers in eight countries across North America,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 16-Jul-20

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