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Sundance Helicopters Partners with Hillsboro Heli Academy

Sundance Helicopters Partners with Hillsboro Heli Academy

The Sundance Helicopters SkyPath Pilot Program has partnered with Hillsboro Heli Academy in Troutdale, Oregon, to bring the helicopter pilot development program to the academy’s helicopter pilot students. The SkyPath program provides career guidance and mentoring for future professional aviators and also ensures a consistent, efficient, and effective pipeline for Sundance Helicopters and industry partners… Read more »

Source: Sundance Helicopters, 14-Jun-19

Devon Air Ambulance pilot elected to prestigious flight safety post

Devon Air Ambulance pilot elected to prestigious flight safety post

Safety is foremost in the thoughts of any organisation that works in the aviation world, and at the heart of it is the UK Flight Safety Committee. The UKFSC meets six times a year in various locations across southern England. Captain Rob Mackie, Safety Manager for Devon Air Ambulance, has been attending these meetings for… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 14-Jun-19

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Speakers for 10th Anniversary Aeromedical Conference

Speakers for 10th Anniversary Aeromedical Conference

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance’s (EHAAT) 10th annual Aeromedical Conference will hear from two keynote speakers this year. This FREE event, which takes place on Wednesday 26th June at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford, will bring together delegates from across the UK and Europe to consider this year’s theme of ‘Reflect, Learn, Innovate’. It is… Read more »

Source: EHAAT, 14-Jun-19

EU wide rules on drones published

EU wide rules on drones published

On 11 June 2019 common European rules on drones, Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/945 & Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947, have been published to ensure drone operations across Europe are safe and secure. The rules will amongst others help to protect the safety and the privacy of EU citizens while enabling the free circulation of… Read more »

Source: EASA, 14-Jun-19

VIKING secures offshore helicopter PPE contract

VIKING secures offshore helicopter PPE contract

Global safety products manufacturer and service provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has won a contract to supply CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, with personal protective equipment (PPE) and servicing for approximately 16,000 passengers annually flying to and from the company’s platforms in the North Sea. VIKING has already begun providing helicopter… Read more »

Source: VIKING, 14-Jun-19

HeliOffshore Appoints New Communications Director

HeliOffshore Appoints New Communications Director

Louise Nicolson will be joining HeliOffshore as communications director from 1st September. She will take over from Charles Alcock, who is leaving the organisation to pursue a new opportunity with the news media. Based in London, Louise has more than twenty years’ experience in journalism, public relations, employee engagement and corporate reporting. This includes extensive… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 14-Jun-19

30 years of Christoph 51 in service

30 years of Christoph 51 in service

30 years ago, the DRF Luftrettung at the airport Stuttgart “Christoph 51” in service. The state-of-the-art machine has since provided more than 24,300 jobs and is an indispensable component of emergency medical care in Baden-Württemberg. Since 2009, the helicopter is stationed at the airfield Pattonville. “‘Christoph 51’ is the intensive care helicopter in Baden-Württemberg, which… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 13-Jun-19

Airbus to mark 50 years of pioneering achievements at Paris Air Show 2019

Airbus to mark 50 years of pioneering achievements at Paris Air Show 2019

At the Paris Air Show 2019, Le Bourget, Airbus SE will present a broad portfolio of innovative products, technologies and services which meet the aerospace industry’s requirements for today and into the future. This year Paris is also the stage to celebrate Airbus’ 50 years of pioneering progress which created a string of world aerospace… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Jun-19

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Workhorse Group Secures Financing

Workhorse Group Secures Financing

Workhorse Group Inc. (NASDAQ:WKHS) (“Workhorse” or “the Company”), an American technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective electric-mobility solutions to the transportation sector, has entered into subscription agreements for a private offering with a group of institutional investors, resulting in gross proceeds to the Company of $25 million. Under the terms of the agreements,… Read more »

Source: Workhorse Group, 13-Jun-19

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VFS Expands Support to eVTOL

VFS Expands Support to eVTOL

The Vertical Flight Society, the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, today announced several initiatives that expand its support to the growing field of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aviation. This expansion includes new personnel, eVTOL workshops and partnerships, and eVTOL educational resources. Electric/hybrid-electric propulsion enables new vertical flight aircraft configurations… Read more »

Source: Vertical Flight Society, 13-Jun-19

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Specialist Aviation Services welcomes new CEO

Specialist Aviation Services welcomes new CEO

We are very pleased to welcome our new Chief Executive Officer, Luke Farajallah. Luke joins us from the airline Flybe where he was Group COO & Accountable Manager. Prior to joining Flybe Luke held executive positions in several high profile aviation companies including British Airways, easyJet, Wizzair, and in the Rotary sector Luke was the… Read more »

Source: Specialist Aviation Services, 13-Jun-19

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Nakanihon Air Service takes delivery of 20th H135

Nakanihon Air Service takes delivery of 20th H135

Airbus Helicopters has delivered Nakanihon Air Service’s 20th H135, at an entry-into-service ceremony held today at the operator’s hangar in Aichi Prefecture. This new light-twin helicopter will join Nakanihon Air Service’s growing fleet of H135s to support emergency medical service (EMS) missions throughout the country. One of the largest aircraft operators in Japan, Nakanihon operates… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 12-Jun-19

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Air Methods Added to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama’s Air Ambulance Network

Air Methods Added to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama’s Air Ambulance Network

Air Methods is announcing it has joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama’s commercial provider networks. The agreement provides Blue Cross members with in-network access to medically necessary air transport services from Air Methods at agreed-upon rates. It also prevents members from being balance-billed for charges beyond those contracted rates. Blue Cross began offering… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 12-Jun-19

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GHS announces Red Cross contract in Nigeria

GHS announces Red Cross contract in Nigeria

Global Helicopter Service (GHS) is excited about being awarded a unique helicopter service contract by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to provide passenger and cargo flights for ICRC personnel in the North Eastern State of Borno in Nigeria. The contract commenced in March 2019 and includes standby services utilizing the Bell 412… Read more »

Source: Global Helicopter Service, 12-Jun-19

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Quark Expeditions new ship has two helipads and two helicopters

Quark Expeditions new ship has two helipads and two helicopters

Quark Expeditions®, the leader in polar adventures operating exclusively in the Arctic and Antarctica, announced the name of their new polar expedition ship scheduled to set sail late in 2020. The technologically-advanced vessel will be named Ultramarine. The highly-anticipated new ship takes its name from the precious colour of the same name: ultramarine, which means… Read more »

Source: Quark Expeditions, 12-Jun-19

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Pacific Heliport Services Receives Provincial Grant

Pacific Heliport Services Receives Provincial Grant

Vancouver’s downtown waterfront heliport has been granted $1.3 million in funding from the Province of British Columbia’s B.C. Air Access Program and is subject to customary negotiation and contractual execution. Each year, the program announces grants that fund up to 75% of the cost for approved airport infrastructure upgrades that maximize safety and convenience for… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 11-Jun-19

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Deloitte launches eVTOL market report

Deloitte launches eVTOL market report

A new class of vehicle is emerging that could turn dreams of “flying cars” into reality. Electric or hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles—known as “eVTOLs”—have the potential to revolutionize the future of human and cargo mobility. A new Deloitte Global report, “Change is in the air – The elevated future of mobility,” analyzes the… Read more »

Source: Deloitte, 11-Jun-19

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PHI Provides Update on Bankruptcy Proceedings

PHI Provides Update on Bankruptcy Proceedings

PHI, Inc. announced an update in the Company’s Chapter 11 court proceedings, underscoring the positive momentum that the Company has achieved and further executing on the path towards emergence. Following a successful mediation with Judge David R. Jones, a current sitting judge in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, PHI… Read more »

Source: PHI, 11-Jun-19

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DRF updates Christoph Thüringen to Airbus H145

DRF updates Christoph Thüringen to Airbus H145

The most modern helicopter, which is currently used in the civil air rescue, now flies in Bad Berka: Since yesterday, a H 145 launches as the new ”    “. The intensive care helicopter is the only one in Thuringia that can be alerted around the clock. The H 145 represents a generation change in the air… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 11-Jun-19

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Honeywell and Vertical Aerospace sign MoU

Honeywell and Vertical Aerospace sign MoU

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Vertical Aerospace have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to address the technical, regulatory and business challenges of the emerging urban air mobility segment. The companies plan to integrate Honeywell avionics, navigation, fly-by-wire and other products and advanced technologies that leverage the company’s technologies into future Vertical Aerospace vehicles for use… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 11-Jun-19

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Volocopter publishes white paper on urban air mobility

Volocopter publishes white paper on urban air mobility

Volocopter published „Pioneering the Urban Air Taxi Revolution” a white paper authored by Jan-Hendrik Boelens, CTO of Volocopter. The paper discusses current challenges associated with developing, certifying and launching air taxis in the megacities of the world and aims to offer solutions to those challenges. Primarily, the paper focuses on the topics safety & certification,… Read more »

Source: Volocopter, 11-Jun-19

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CHC and SCSI Partner to Offer Operators a Chance to Earn Spot in Certificate Program

CHC and SCSI Partner to Offer Operators a Chance to Earn Spot in Certificate Program

CHC Helicopter has continued its long-standing partnership with the Southern California Safety Institute (SCSI) as part of CHC’s 15th annual Safety & Quality Summit, which will be held October 1-3, 2019 at the Omni Dallas Hotel. Operators in attendance will have the opportunity to register to win a random drawing that will allow them to… Read more »

Source: CHC, 11-Jun-19

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Sikorsky Flies Black Hawk with Optionally Piloted Vehicle Technology

Sikorsky Flies Black Hawk with Optionally Piloted Vehicle Technology

A technology kit developed by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), was used for the first time to operate a Black Hawk helicopter with full-authority, fly-by-wire flight controls. The May 29 flight marked the official start to the flight test program for the soon-to-be optionally piloted aircraft. Follow-on flight testing aims to include envelope… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 11-Jun-19

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Uber launches Manhattan-JFK flights

Uber launches Manhattan-JFK flights

Uber has launched their new one-way flight from Manhattan to JFK to their Platinum and Diamond members. The flight, costing around $225, includes private transportation to and from the helicopter landing areas as well. The trip by road can often take up to an hour, but with Uber Copter, the trip is an average of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Jun-19

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Bristol Royal Infirmary opens fire-fighting system on rooftop helipad

Bristol Royal Infirmary opens fire-fighting system on rooftop helipad

Bristol Royal Infirmary has announced that a new Deck Integrated Fire Fighting System (DIFFS) is now fully operational on its rooftop helipad and has received a cheque worth £574,023.95 from the HELP Appeal – the only charity in the country dedicated to funding hospital helipads – to cover its entire cost. The HELP Appeal pledged… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 07-Jun-19

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Bell and National Airways mark 30 years in South Africa

Bell and National Airways mark 30 years in South Africa

This year marks a special anniversary for both Bell and Bell Independent Representative, National Airways Corporation (NAC). Thirty years ago, in 1989, we teamed up to offer helicopter solutions to go above and beyond flight in the southern part of Africa. One of the most prominent markets on the African continent is South Africa. With… Read more »

Source: Bell, 07-Jun-19

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Police Aviation News – June 2019 Edition

The June 2019 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here  

Source: Police Aviation News, 01-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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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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