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Dickson sworn in as new FAA Administrator

Dickson sworn in as new FAA Administrator

Stephen M. Dickson was sworn in today by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao as the 18th Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). An aviation industry professional with nearly 40 years of experience, Dickson is widely respected and assumes the role of Administrator of the agency during a critical moment for aviation safety. Recognizing… Read more »

Source: FAA, 16-Aug-19

Bell Announces 200th Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Delivery

Bell Announces 200th Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Delivery

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the delivery of the 200th Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Austria-based operator Hubi-fly Helikopter GmbH. The aircraft will be used for corporate transport.    The first delivery of the Bell 505 occurred in March 2017 to Pylon Aviation. The global fleet of 200 aircraft are flying… Read more »

Source: Bell, 16-Aug-19

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Pratt & Whitney to Open New Engine Overhaul Centre in Brazil

Pratt & Whitney to Open New Engine Overhaul Centre in Brazil

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), is pleased to announce that it is collaborating with Indύstria de Aviação e Serviços (IAS) to open a new overhaul facility in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, for PT6A and PW200 engines. “With the opening of the new facility in Belo Horizonte, our customers can benefit… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney, 16-Aug-19

Life Flight Network Achieves NAAMTA Medical Transport Accreditation

Life Flight Network Achieves NAAMTA Medical Transport Accreditation

Life Flight Network, the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States, has been awarded accreditation renewal by the National Accreditation Alliance of Medical Transport Applications (NAAMTA) for its ground, fixed-wing, and rotor-wing medical transport services. As part of the accreditation process, NAAMTA conducted a comprehensive evaluation of Life Flight Network’s policies and… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 15-Aug-19

WAI Receives Grant from the ISTAT Foundation

WAI Receives Grant from the ISTAT Foundation

Women in Aviation International received a $15,000 grant from the International Society of Transport Aircraft Training (ISTAT) Foundation, which funds educational programs that advance commercial aviation. This is the fifth year that WAI has received an ISTAT Foundation grant. As in past years, this grant will be used to expand the distribution of Aviation for… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation, 15-Aug-19

Cornwall Air Ambulance appoints first Vice President

Cornwall Air Ambulance appoints first Vice President

Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust has appointed its first ever Vice President. Dr Ed Abrahamson will take on the honorary position, which is offered to the charity’s most committed and influential supporters. One of the country’s leading Consultant Paediatricians, Dr Ed divides his time between Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and his private clinic at BUPA Cromwell… Read more »

Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance, 15-Aug-19

Kopter enters the Brazilian market

Kopter enters the Brazilian market

Kopter Group (Kopter) is starting the active promotion in Brazil of its SH09, the next generation single engine helicopter, with the appointment of Gualter Helicopteros as sales representative & distributor. The partnership between the two companies was signed on the first day of the LABACE 2019 exhibition, which is taking place in Sao Paolo from… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 15-Aug-19

Leonardo confirms solid presence in the Brazilian VIP market at

Leonardo confirms solid presence in the Brazilian VIP market at

Leonardo builds on its marquee success in South America’s VIP/Corporate multiengine helicopter market while at LABACE, the region’s largest luxury helicopter expo, held August 13 – 15 in São Paulo, Brazil announcing new orders for a total of five units valued at nearly 30 million euro. The company, already a global leader in the VIP… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 15-Aug-19

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East Anglia Air Ambulance to extend Norwich head office

East Anglia Air Ambulance to extend Norwich head office

As plans progress to develop a 24/7 service, it has become increasingly obvious that we need to update our current head office at Norwich Airport. Following 12 months of discussions, meetings and input from staff, crew, trustees and visitors, we will be giving our beloved Hangar E at Gambling Close an upgrade – extending, renovating… Read more »

Source: East Anglia Air Ambulance, 13-Aug-19

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Forecast International Publishes White Paper on Global Outlook for Helicopters

Forecast International Publishes White Paper on Global Outlook for Helicopters

Forecast International recently released its latest white paper, The World Rotorcraft Market 2019-2028. With an eye toward the future, product innovation is the order of the day at the world’s rotorcraft manufacturers. Civil rotorcraft production is continuing its modest upward climb, though the improvement in demand is very uneven across the various sectors that make… Read more »

Source: Forecast International, 12-Aug-19

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German NH90s get upgrade with Rohde & Schwarz radios

German NH90s get upgrade with Rohde & Schwarz radios

The NH90 Sea LION carries improved communications equipment, which means that it can be used in international air space under network centric warfare conditions. The NH90 Sea LION helicopter recently completed a series of demonstrations for the German Navy, covering search and rescue and navy reconnaissance missions, and delivery of Special Forces equipment. The German… Read more »

Source: Rohde & Schwarz, 12-Aug-19

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Airbus now accepting nominations for sixth annual ‘Innovation in Safety Award’

Airbus now accepting nominations for sixth annual ‘Innovation in Safety Award’

As part of celebrating 35 years of operations in Canada, Airbus will present the 2019 Innovation in Safety Award at this year’s Helicopter Association of Canada’s annual conference on November 16th in Vancouver, BC. The award recipient(s) will receive a cash prize of $10,000 CAD in addition to recognition from the industry. “Our priority has… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 09-Aug-19

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Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance Shortlisted for Third Sector Awards

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance Shortlisted for Third Sector Awards

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) are excited to announce that we have been shortlisted in the “Digital Innovation of the Year” category for the Third Sector Awards. Earlier this year, we announced a brand new online Wellbeing Programme, the first of it’s kind for Air Ambulance charities. The programme takes a proactive… Read more »

Source: Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, 09-Aug-19

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Thames Valley Air Ambulance partners with what3words app

Thames Valley Air Ambulance partners with what3words app

Emergencies can happen anywhere, and at any time. And we know that in that moment when an incident happens it can be hard to accurately describe where you are. But for us, the location is one of the most important parts – without it we can’t respond. With just over a third of all the… Read more »

Source: Thames Valley Air Ambulance, 09-Aug-19

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STARS announces winners of $4.1M Saskatchewan Lottery

STARS announces winners of $4.1M Saskatchewan Lottery

Many STARS supporters across Saskatchewan received some exciting news following the final draws of the 2019 STARS lottery yesterday. Mossbank resident Gary Woit was visiting neighbours when he received the call from an enthusiastic room of STARS crew and a former patient telling him he’d won the $1.5 million Saskatoon area grand prize show home…. Read more »

Source: STARS, 09-Aug-19

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Genesys Aerosystems Equipped Leonardo TH-119 Achieves IFR Certification

Genesys Aerosystems Equipped Leonardo TH-119 Achieves IFR Certification

Genesys Aerosystems announced that it has recently received Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for its avionics suite utilizing the IDU-680 and supporting sensors in the Leonardo TH-119. This STC also certifies the TH-119 for Single Pilot IFR operations (SPIFR). The TH-119 is the only single-engine helicopter in decades to meet current IFR requirements, allowing pilots to… Read more »

Source: Genesys Aerosystems, 08-Aug-19

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Helicentre Announces Bristow CPL(H) Scholarship

Helicentre Announces Bristow CPL(H) Scholarship

Helicentre Aviation is excited to announce it is working with Bristow Helicopters and will be awarding a brand new 2019 “Bristow” Commercial Pilot Scholarship, adding to the Academy’s well-established and highly successful Professional Helicopter Pilot Scholarship Programme. The joint initiative is driven by both companies’ pro-active approach to recruitment, attracting fresh talent to industry, and… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 08-Aug-19

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Keynote Speakers Announced for CHC Safety & Quality Summit

Keynote Speakers Announced for CHC Safety & Quality Summit

The completed schedule and lineup of speakers for the 2019 CHC Safety & Quality Summit taking place this October 1-3 at the Omni Dallas Hotel is available on the Summit Website. Now entering its fifteenth year, the Summit brings together more than 500 industry professionals from around the world to discuss safety and to hear… Read more »

Source: CHC, 08-Aug-19

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Philippine National Police Chooses R44s for Training

Philippine National Police Chooses R44s for Training

On July 25th Robinson Helicopter Company delivered two R44 Raven IIs to the Philippine National Police (PNP). The aircraft were purchased through Robinson’s longtime dealer Lionair Inc. (Manilla, Philippines), marking the first acquisition of Robinson helicopters by the Philippine government. The PNP is the armed civilian national police force tasked with law enforcement throughout the… Read more »

Source: Robinson Helicopter Company, 08-Aug-19

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Edmiston partners with The London Heliport

Edmiston partners with The London Heliport

Edmiston, the world leading yacht company, has taken over the title sponsorship of The London Heliport. Coinciding with the heliport’s 60th Anniversary this summer, Edmiston has undertaken a major re-styling of both the interior and exterior terminal, including a complete repaint of the landing, take-off and apron areas. Effective 1st August, the Heliport will be… Read more »

Source: The London Heliport, 08-Aug-19

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FAA approves Onboard Systems H125 weighing kit and indicator

FAA approves Onboard Systems H125 weighing kit and indicator

Onboard Systems International, LLC, a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its new C-40 Cockpit Indicator has been certified by the FAA for use in one of Onboard’s load weighing kits for the Airbus AS350 (H125) helicopter. Onboard has also submitted this kit to Transport Canada and EASA for certification…. Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 07-Aug-19

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Air Methods Announces New Base

Air Methods Announces New Base

AirLife North Carolina, a division of Air Methods, announced it has opened its newest base in Lumberton, N.C. to serve the surrounding community. The new base, which will be located at the Lumberton Rescue Squad, will ensure that residents in the area have access to air medical services and the new location will result in… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 07-Aug-19

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Airbus opens completion and delivery centre in Malaysia

Airbus opens completion and delivery centre in Malaysia

Airbus is extending further its extensive footprint in Malaysia with the opening of a new regional helicopter completion and delivery centre (CDC) at its Subang facility. The new CDC will see Airbus’ new helicopters for customers in the Southeast Asia region being completed in, and delivered from this centre of excellence, consolidating Malaysia’s role as… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 07-Aug-19

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TALON MC Cargo Hook with Surefire

TALON MC Cargo Hook with Surefire

Onboard Systems International, LLC, a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its Surefire® Release Technology cargo hook kits for the Bell 204, 205, 212 and 412 aircraft have been STC certified by the FAA and now available for worldwide installation. The Surefire circuit requires a purposeful, half-second press against the… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 07-Aug-19

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The first landing on a new helipad in Hull

The first landing on a new helipad in Hull

The first helicopter to land on a new £500,000 helipad in Hull touched down on Friday. A five person crew from Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance was the first to fly in and step foot on the newly completed helipad to the rear of Hull Royal Infirmary. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has undertaken… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 07-Aug-19

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Baker Aviation Offers ELT-Sized HOT-STOP Fire Containment Solution

Baker Aviation Offers ELT-Sized HOT-STOP Fire Containment Solution

Baker Aviation, the master distributor for the HOT-STOP® ’L’ Fire Containment Kits, now offers an ELT-sized vessel for safe and convenient stowage of the lithium-ion battery powered device with other emergency life raft equipment. The new 14” x 10” sized fire containment solution is considered FIREPROOF, as defined by the Code of Federal Regulations 14… Read more »

Source: Baker Aviation, 06-Aug-19

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WAI President and Founder announces retirement

WAI President and Founder announces retirement

During her annual remarks at the WAI Connect Breakfast today at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019, Dr. Peggy Chabrian announced her intention to retire as president and CEO of Women in Aviation International effective April 2020. This year has marked a number of important milestones for the organization including:an all-time record of 14,000 members,  more than… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation, 06-Aug-19

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HAI Salute to Excellence Awards – deadline approaching

HAI Salute to Excellence Awards – deadline approaching

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, 06-Aug-19

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Pulselite Bird Strike Prevention System becomes standard on Bell 407GXi

Pulselite Bird Strike Prevention System becomes standard on Bell 407GXi

Precise Flight, Inc. has announced that Bell, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has selected Precise Flight’s patented Pulselite System® as standard equipment for the Bell 407GXi. The Pulselite® System is an FAA certified lightweight electrical system controller that alternately pulses the landing and auxiliary lights of a helicopter, thereby increasing its visibility and reflecting… Read more »

Source: Precise Flight, 06-Aug-19

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Helicopter Museum expands facilities

Helicopter Museum expands facilities

The Helicopter Museum at Weston-super-Mare has issued a Progress Report on its new Entrance Building, which is replacing the original wooden Pratten building structure that was used as the reception, introductory displays, café and shop since the Museum first opened in 1989.The Museum has thus far self-funded the new building, which will contain a new… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Museum UK, 06-Aug-19

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Whirly-Girls Open 2020 Scholarship Season

Whirly-Girls Open 2020 Scholarship Season

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund, Inc. is proud to announce the opening of the 2020 scholarship season. Deserving female aviators can apply for over $180,000 of helicopter flight training and educational scholarships. These scholarships advance the helicopter industry by strengthening the talent pool and increasing diversity. Applications are due September 1. This year, scholarship sponsors include… Read more »

Source: Whirly-Girls, 05-Aug-19

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Airbus Helicopters Canada appoints President

Airbus Helicopters Canada appoints President

Airbus announced today that Dwayne Charette has been appointed President of Airbus Helicopters Canada Limited, in addition to his role as Chief Operating Officer. He succeeds Romain Trapp, who has assumed the role of President of Airbus Helicopters Inc. and Head of the North America Region for helicopters. “We have a very strong team in… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Aug-19

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Paradise Helicopters visits Kopter’s SH09 flight test base in Pozzallo

Paradise Helicopters visits Kopter’s SH09 flight test base in Pozzallo

Kopter Group announced the signature of a Memorandum of Agreement with Paradise Helicopters for the purchase of four single-engine SH09 at Heli-Expo in 2018. Paradise Helicopters is one of the most trusted and recognized tour operators in Hawaii thanks to its 20+ years of experience. Calvin Dorn saw SH09 prototype #3 (P3) performing flight tests… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 01-Aug-19

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Robinson to Host USHST Safety Conference

Robinson to Host USHST Safety Conference

On August 13th-16th Robinson Helicopter Company will host the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team’s (USHST) annual meeting at its Torrance, California factory. The meeting follows the USHST’s recent call to action to the helicopter community to address rising accident rates. The safety conference kicks off with a Steering Committee meeting on Tuesday, followed by two days… Read more »

Source: Robinson, 31-Jul-19

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Air Methods Announces New Base in Habersham Community

Air Methods Announces New Base in Habersham Community

AirLife Georgia, a division of Air Methods, announced that AirLife Georgia 2 will now be based at the old Habersham Airport terminal. The new base location will ensure that residents in Habersham and the surrounding area have access to air medical services and the new location will result in quicker response times for emergent and… Read more »

Source: AirLife Georgia, 31-Jul-19

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Helijet Completes Going Private Transaction

Helijet Completes Going Private Transaction

Helijet International Inc. (TSX-V: HJI) (“Helijet” or the “Corporation”) announces the completion of its previously announced going private transaction pursuant to which Daniel Sitnam, the Corporation’s President and CEO (the “Purchaser”), acquired all of the outstanding common shares of the Corporation, other than the shares held by insiders and their extended family and one other… Read more »

Source: Helijet International, 31-Jul-19

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Canadian Helicopters repays $8M loan to Crown Capital

Canadian Helicopters repays $8M loan to Crown Capital

Crown Capital Partners Inc. (“Crown”) (TSX: CRWN), a capital partner to entrepreneurs and growth businesses, today announced the full repayment by Canadian Helicopters Limited (“Canadian Helicopters”) of an $8 million term loan from Crown Capital Partner Funding, LP (“Crown Partners Fund”). Canadian Helicopters is the largest helicopter transportation services company in Canada with a network… Read more »

Source: Crown Capital Partners, 31-Jul-19

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Era Group Announces Q2 2019 Earnings Release Call

Era Group Announces Q2 2019 Earnings Release Call

Era Group Inc. (NYSE:ERA), one of the largest helicopter operators in the world, today announced it will release financial results for its second quarter 2019 after the market closes on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. In connection with the release, Era has scheduled a conference call for Wednesday, July 31, 2019, to begin at 10:00 a.m…. Read more »

Source: Era Group, 30-Jul-19

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Hillsboro Heli Academy Partners with Bristow on New Career Pathway

Hillsboro Heli Academy Partners with Bristow on New Career Pathway

Hillsboro Heli Academy has added another industry leader to its Career Pathway Program by finalized an agreement with Bristow on a pathway for its helicopter students. Bristow Group offers helicopter transportation, search and rescue (SAR), and aircraft support services to government and civil organizations around the world. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Bristow has large operations… Read more »

Source: Hillsboro Heli Academy, 30-Jul-19

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Ka-32 helicopters to be used in firefighting in Turkey

Ka-32 helicopters to be used in firefighting in Turkey

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has delivered three Ka-32A11BC multipurpose helicopters to Turkey. The machines will be used in firefighting. In July 2018 contracts were signed with KAAN Air (Turkey) for delivery of three Ka-32A11BC multipurpose helicopters. Currently all three are handed over to the customer. The rotorcraft were purchased primarily… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 30-Jul-19

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DART Aerospace’s Amsterdam Facility Now Fully Functional

DART Aerospace’s Amsterdam Facility Now Fully Functional

DART Aerospace is expanding its EMEA operations with the opening of an Amsterdam R&O facility, which is now fully functional. DART’s roster of clients across Europe, the Middle East and Africa can now send their inflatables directly to the new Amsterdam facility for repair and overhaul, significantly reducing the time it previously took to ship… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 30-Jul-19

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Coulson Aviation enters Type 1 HeliTanker Program in USA

Coulson Aviation enters Type 1 HeliTanker Program in USA

Orange County Fire Authority in partnership with Southern California Edison (SCE) have contracted Coulson Aviation USA to bring its state of the art NVG aerial fire fighting program to the USA. “Edison is making significant investments to assist firefighting capabilities across our service area to protect our customers and communities from the ongoing threat of… Read more »

Source: Coulson Aviation, 30-Jul-19

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Florida increases its H125 mosquito control fleet to 10

Florida increases its H125 mosquito control fleet to 10

Part of a fleet upgrade program, two new H125s ordered by the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District will support aerial spraying to control the mosquito population in the Florida Keys, off the southern coast of the state. With a sub-tropical environment, the Keys regions from Key Largo to Key West is home to approximately 46… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Jul-19

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CHC Safety & Quality Summit Session Schedule Now Available

CHC Safety & Quality Summit Session Schedule Now Available

CHC Helicopter today officially released the completed schedule and lineup of speakers for the 2019 CHC Safety & Quality Summit taking place this October 1-3 at the Omni Dallas Hotel. Session topics will focus this year’s Summit theme: “Shining a Light on Safety: Are We Looking in the Right Places?” The final schedule is available at… Read more »

Source: CHC, 26-Jul-19

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CHC Announces Resignation of CEO

CHC Announces Resignation of CEO

CHC Group today announced that President and Chief Executive Officer CEO) Karl Fessenden has resigned to accept an opportunity outside of the oil and gas industry effective August 2. Dave Balevic, Senior Vice President of Engineering & Operations, will assume the role of interim CEO. The Board has begun a search for Mr. Fessenden’s successor…. Read more »

Source: CHC, 25-Jul-19

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DRF Air Rescue uses advanced invasive emergency techniques

DRF Air Rescue uses advanced invasive emergency techniques

Penetrating injuries of the thorax or upper abdomen, the so-called “cardiac box” are an acute vital threat due to hemorrhage and pericardial tamponade. Therefore, on-site measures to secure vital signs are necessary. The DRF Luftrettung has trained the entire medical team of the station in Mannheim at Heidelberg University Hospital: All emergency physicians and emergency… Read more »

25-Jul-19

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Airbus scores first ACH160 order in Southeast Asia

Airbus scores first ACH160 order in Southeast Asia

Airbus Helicopters has secured an ACH160 order from an undisclosed new customer in the Philippines, launching this new model in the Southeast Asia and Pacific region. It will be used for private and business flights within the Philippines archipelago. This aircraft will feature the ACH160 Exclusive version highlighting two wide hinged doors and electrical footsteps… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 24-Jul-19

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Schiebel CAMCOPTER® to perform Coast Guard Services

Schiebel CAMCOPTER® to perform Coast Guard Services

The Maritime Safety Directorate of the Ministry of Sea, Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Croatia issued the first mobilization request to the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) for CAMCOPTER® S-100 maritime surveillance services. Starting in the summer of 2019, the service provision for Croatia will assist in maritime Coast Guard functions such as… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 24-Jul-19

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LA County Sheriff buys a AS350 crash-resistant fuel tank

LA County Sheriff buys a AS350 crash-resistant fuel tank

StandardAero has received another order for its highly successful AS350/EC130 crash-resistant fuel tank (CRFT), developed in cooperation with Robertson Fuel Systems, this time from one of the nation’s most recognizable public safety helicopter operators, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD). The initial order is for one CRFT, as the LASD prepares to progressively upgrade… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 24-Jul-19

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DHSC awards £10 million to UK air ambulance charities

DHSC awards £10 million to UK air ambulance charities

Back in February, air ambulances across the UK were invited to bid for a share of up to £2 million from a £10 million funding grant supplied by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). And the DHSC has now revealed the nine charities that are to receive a portion of the grant Of… Read more »

Source: DHSC, 24-Jul-19

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Metro Aviation signs an agreement with Kopter

Metro Aviation signs an agreement with Kopter

Metro Aviation and Kopter signed an MOA (Memorandum of Agreement) formally recording Metro Aviation’s intent to purchase and take delivery of five (5) SH09 helicopters following FAA certification. Metro Aviation has evaluated and selected the SH09 due to its twin-engine cabin volume for a single-engine price tag and low operating costs while offering best-inclass speed,… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 24-Jul-19

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Robinson Opens Dedicated MRO Facility

Robinson Opens Dedicated MRO Facility

On 12 July 2019 Robinson Helicopter Company expanded its FAA/EASA approved Repair Station by opening a stand-alone 37,000 square foot facility dedicated to repairs and overhauls. Completed in approximately 18 months, the facility was designed to streamline the repair, inspection, and overhaul process. As the size of the Robinson fleet (12,000+) grows, the demand for… Read more »

Source: Robinson, 23-Jul-19

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Christoph 47 with blood and plasma preserves in use

Christoph 47 with blood and plasma preserves in use

The helicopter of the DRF Luftrettung of the Greifswald station is the first in Germany to not only carry blood but also plasma in its operations. Together, the DRF Luftrettung and the University Medical Center Greifswald have succeeded in establishing a scientifically proven procedure that enables the rapid transport of blood products by helicopter. This… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 23-Jul-19

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Cornwall Air Ambulance to receive Government grant

Cornwall Air Ambulance to receive Government grant

Cornwall Air Ambulance is set to receive a one-off grant from the Government to help reach more patients in need across Cornwall. The charity has been awarded £1,397,700 following an announcement earlier this year from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, that the Government would be making £10 million available to support the funding of capital… Read more »

Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance, 23-Jul-19

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LCI successfully closed a new asset-backed helicopter facility

LCI successfully closed a new asset-backed helicopter facility

Lease Corporation International (LCI),a leading helicopter lessor and the aviation division of the Libra Group, has successfully closed a new asset-backed helicopter facility in excess of US$135 million with a syndicate of five banks led by CIT Group Inc. as agent. The new facility, which has been agreed with CIT, National Westminster Bank Plc, National… Read more »

Source: LCI, 23-Jul-19

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Oklahoma City Police buy two AS350 crash-resistant fuel tanks

Oklahoma City Police buy two AS350 crash-resistant fuel tanks

StandardAero and Robertson Fuel Systems have recently delivered two of their AS350/EC130 crash-resistant fuel tanks (CRFT) to Hangar One Avionics, which will soon be installed on the Oklahoma City Police Department’s (OKCPD) AS350 B3e (H125) helicopters. The OKCPD received budget approval in May 2018 to purchase crashworthy fuel systems for their two AS350 helicopters and… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 23-Jul-19

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DART Aerospace’s E-Commerce Website Now Available Globally

DART Aerospace’s E-Commerce Website Now Available Globally

DART Aerospace is proud to announce that its e-commerce site is now available globally. With over 4,500 products to offer, DART’s comprehensive website allows online purchasing 24 hours a day and seven days a week, making it easier than ever for clients to shop for any of their aircraft parts needs online. The DART Aerospace… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospce, 22-Jul-19

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Life Flight Network Announces Partnership with WhidbeyHealth

Life Flight Network Announces Partnership with WhidbeyHealth

Life Flight Network, the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States, is partnering with WhidbeyHealth Medical Center to open a new base in Island County, Washington. The base will be operational in late summer 2019. The 24/7 air medical helicopter, pilot and medical crew, will be based on location at WhidbeyHealth Medical… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 22-Jul-19

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Sikorsky Awarded Patent for Rotor Vector

Sikorsky Awarded Patent for Rotor Vector

A method and system for vector limiting of a rotor control volume for a helicopter with one or more controllers configured to issue a displacement command during a flight maneuver and a computer operably connected to the one or more controllers and configured to receive signals with a processor indicative of a displacement command for… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 22-Jul-19

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DRF Luftrettung promotes research by Unimedizin Greifswald

DRF Luftrettung promotes research by Unimedizin Greifswald

The DRF Luftrettung promotes an innovative research project of the University Medical Center Greifswald with 15,000 euros. In order to optimally carry blood products in the rescue helicopter in the future and to be able to use them directly at the place of work, the project will investigate possible effects on the canned goods through… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 22-Jul-19

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Guardian Mobility teases its dual mode flight tracking system

Guardian Mobility teases its dual mode flight tracking system

Guardian Mobility recently announced plans to roll out a new variant of its G4 flight tracking product with dual mode (Satellite and Cellular) capabilities. Guardian Mobility Business Development Manager Ken Stewart confirmed the company is testing a system that could benefit operators with metropolitan-bound missions. Metro Aviation announced the acquisition of Guardian Mobility during Heli-Expo… Read more »

Source: Guardian Mobility, 22-Jul-19

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CHC and USC to Offer Aviation Safety Certificate

CHC and USC to Offer Aviation Safety Certificate

 CHC Helicopter has announced that participants in the 15th annual CHC Safety & Quality Summit, which will be held October 1-3, 2019 at the Omni Dallas Hotel, will have the opportunity to win complimentary tuition to five courses that fulfill the requirements for the University of Southern California (USC) Aviation Safety and Security Program. The… Read more »

Source: CHC, 22-Jul-19

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AE Industrial Partners to Acquire Columbia Helicopters

AE Industrial Partners to Acquire Columbia Helicopters

AE Industrial Partners, LP (“AEI”), a private equity firm specializing in Aerospace, Defense & Government Services, Power Generation, and Specialty Industrial markets, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Columbia Helicopters (“Columbia” or the “Company”), a leading provider of heavy-lift rotorcraft services with extensive manufacturing and MRO capabilities. Columbia’s CEO Steve Bandy… Read more »

Source: Columbia Helicopters, 22-Jul-19

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Kaman Opens New Helicopter Customer Service Center

Kaman Opens New Helicopter Customer Service Center

Kaman Aerospace (Kaman), the Aerospace segment of Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN), announced that it has opened a new customer service center to support both its K-MAX® and SH-2 Super Seasprite customers and inaugurated a K-MAX® Flight Training Device (FTD). The new facility is located on Kaman’s Bloomfield, Connecticut campus and replaces and consolidates legacy Kaman… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 22-Jul-19

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Airbus develops its presence in Italy

Airbus develops its presence in Italy

Airbus Helicopters has strengthened its footprint in Italy with the acquisition of its distributor and 50-year partner Aersud Elicotteri. Headquartered in the North of Italy, near the city of Verona, Aersud has played a key role in the development of the country’s helicopter market. It has successfully increased Airbus Helicopters’ market share in Italy, particularly… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-Jul-19

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TH-119 obtains FAA IFR certification

TH-119 obtains FAA IFR certification

Leonardo announced that its TH-119 helicopter received IFR supplemental type certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The TH-119 is the only single engine helicopter in decades to meet current IFR requirements, allowing pilots to operate the aircraft safely in low visibility and challenging weather conditions, thanks to advanced avionics by Genesys Aerosystems and redundant… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 22-Jul-19

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FlightSafety appoints Executive Director of Operations

FlightSafety appoints Executive Director of Operations

FlightSafety International announces that Suren Meras has been promoted to Executive Director, Operations for the company’s global network of business and commercial aviation Learning Centers.  Suren’s responsibilities include pilot, maintenance, cabin safety, dispatch and instructor training as well as customer support, courseware development and simulator operations. “Suren’s thorough understanding of FlightSafety’s training programs, his focus… Read more »

18-Jul-19

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Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Named ‘Best Tour Company’ in Hawaii

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Named ‘Best Tour Company’ in Hawaii

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, Hawaii’s air-tour leader, has been recognized as the winner of “Best Tour Company in Hawaii” by USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Quentin Koch, President and General Manager of Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, said of the honor, “I believe we are #1 because we have the very best pilots, staff and equipment, and… Read more »

Source: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, 18-Jul-19

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance to receive £1.5M grant towards £4M hangar

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance to receive £1.5M grant towards £4M hangar

In his Budget Statement last Autumn Phillip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced that the Government would be making £10 million available to support the funding of capital projects for the 18 air ambulance charities in England. Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) applied for £1.5 million, and following an announcement on Friday 28th June… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 18-Jul-19

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Aviation Blade Services Joins First Aviation Services Family

Aviation Blade Services Joins First Aviation Services Family

Aviation Blade Services, Inc., a worldwide leader in helicopter rotor blade repair, overhaul and modification, announced that it has been acquired by First Aviation Services Inc., a leader in component maintenance, repair and overhaul for military, corporate and regional aircraft. Aviation Blade Services (ABS), based in Kissimmee, Florida, is best known for its expertise in… Read more »

Source: First Aviation Services, 18-Jul-19

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Rusada unveils new Technical Publications module for ENVISION

Rusada unveils new Technical Publications module for ENVISION

Rusada, the global aviation software provider, has announced the newest module for its MRO & Flight Operations solution ENVISION. Technical Publications can be used by aircraft operators and MRO’s to integrate their library of documents into ENVISION, thereby creating live, digital versions of these essential resources. A key feature of the module is the digitization… Read more »

Source: Rusada, 18-Jul-19

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US accident data heading for worst year in over a decade

US accident data heading for worst year in over a decade

With half of 2019 completed and another six months to go, the U.S. helicopter industry is experiencing a year of tragic accidents with too many lives being lost. To stem the surge of fatal accidents, the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) is calling on helicopter operators, pilots, instructors and mechanics to rely on safety basics… Read more »

Source: USHST, 18-Jul-19

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Derriford Hospital helipad sees 1700 landings in four years

Derriford Hospital helipad sees 1700 landings in four years

After a £850,000 donation from the HELP Appeal, Derriford Hospital in Plymouth was able to build a brand new helipad in June 2015. Four years on, it has seen 1700 landings. On average, that’s around eight landings per week. Before the helipad was built, the hospital only had a grassy area for Devon and Cornwall’s… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 17-Jul-19

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Geisinger Life Flight Implement WinAir Digital Signatures

Geisinger Life Flight Implement WinAir Digital Signatures

When emergency care is needed, every minute counts. WinAir is pleased to announce that Geisinger Life Flight has successfully implemented digital signatures for its aviation management software, WinAir Version 7, and is now live with this new feature. Digital signatures provide Geisinger with the ability to have mechanics and inspectors electronically sign off on maintenance… Read more »

Source: WinAir, 17-Jul-19

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The Air Ambulance Service scoops national charity award

The Air Ambulance Service scoops national charity award

The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS) is celebrating after proudly picking up a national title at this year’s Charity Retail Awards. The rugby-based charity collected the Best Use of Innovation and Technology for its asset recovery and IT re-use initiative which takes old equipment, wipes it of all data, restores full functionality and sells it on… Read more »

Source: The Air Ambulance Service, 17-Jul-19

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