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WellSpan Health and Air Methods announces launch of WellFlight Air Ambulance

WellSpan Health and Air Methods announces launch of WellFlight Air Ambulance

WellSpan Health, an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland and Air Methods, a leading air medical service in the U.S., have jointly launched a new medical helicopter service. The initiative is aimed at improving access to emergency air transport services for the most critically injured or sick patients…. Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 29-Sep-20

Navicent Health Baldwin gets new helipad

Navicent Health Baldwin gets new helipad

Navicent Health Baldwin is getting a pretty neat upgrade. On Wednesday, the Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber joined Navicent Health Baldwin and Air Evac Lifeteam to show off the addition of a brand new helipad. See Full Story.

Source: Navicent Health Baldwin, 29-Sep-20

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Schiebel and Nordic Unmanned Monitor Ship Emissions for EMSA

Schiebel and Nordic Unmanned Monitor Ship Emissions for EMSA

Schiebel, together with partners Nordic Unmanned and the NORCE Research Institute AS, is operating the CAMCOPTER® S-100 to monitor ship emissions for French Maritime Authorities. The service providers for this French deployment cover ship sulphur emission monitoring in one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes in the strait of Pas-de-Calais. The operation started on 23… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 29-Sep-20

EBAA Launches S.T.A.R.S Working Groups

EBAA Launches S.T.A.R.S Working Groups

Furthering its commitment to help business aircraft operators and companies take substantial action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) has launched two working groups tasked with defining guidelines for the sector’s bold initiative S.T.A.R.S. – Standards & Training for Aviation Responsibility and Sustainability. Originally conceived by a group of… Read more »

Source: EBAA, 29-Sep-20

Airbus H175 to bolster Omni’s oil and gas operations in Brazil

Airbus H175 to bolster Omni’s oil and gas operations in Brazil

Omni Taxi Aereo, Brazil’s leading oil and gas transport company and part of OMNI Helicopters International group (OHI), becomes the first operator to introduce the H175 in Brazil. The aircraft has arrived in Brazil, where it will perform cargo load and passenger transport missions for the country’s key oil and gas industry. “The H175 offers… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Sep-20

VFS Announces Design-Build-Vertical Flight Student Competition

VFS Announces Design-Build-Vertical Flight Student Competition

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) announces the details of the inaugural Design-Build-Vertical Flight (DBVF) Student Competition. This electric-powered remote-control vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) competition seeks to encourage interest in unmanned aircraft technology, and small air vehicle design and fabrication. The competition is designed to develop hands-on skills and familiarization with electric VTOL and urban… Read more »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 28-Sep-20

Air Methods Lead Mechanic Honored by FAA

Air Methods Lead Mechanic Honored by FAA

Thomas “TJ” Hall, Air Methods airbase lead mechanic for Atrium Health’s MedCenter Air in Charlotte, N.C., has dedicated much of his life to maintaining helicopters that save lives. Hall started his career in the Vietnam War, at the age of 20, and has never looked back. His hard work and dedication earned him a special… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 28-Sep-20

GVH Aerospace secures contract with Leonardo

GVH Aerospace secures contract with Leonardo

GVH Aerospace’s sea tray product has been selected by Leonardo for the AW101 Norwegian All Weather Search and Rescue Helicopter (NAWSARH). The sea tray will be used by the Norwegian Air Force for the helicopter’s search and rescue and airborne ambulance role. The GVH Aerospace sea tray product will be customised to meet the operational… Read more »

Source: GVH Aerospace, 28-Sep-20

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OC Helicopters Denies Any Responsibility For Kobe Bryant Crash

OC Helicopters Denies Any Responsibility For Kobe Bryant Crash

OC Helicopters (“OCH”) has issued the following statement today in response to being named as a defendant in the lawsuits stemming from the tragic helicopter crash that took the lives of Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and seven other cherished members of their communities. We have acted as travel agent and concierge for the Bryant family… Read more »

Source: OC Helicopters, 28-Sep-20

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Hill Helicopters unveils interior concept for its new HX50

Hill Helicopters unveils interior concept for its new HX50

Hill Helicopters unveiled its reimagined, high-tech interior concept for the disruptive new HX50 private helicopter. The spacious luxury cabin delivers a complete rethink of helicopter flight with ground-up redesigned flight controls, a full glass instrument panel, large windows and skylights, comfortable leather seating, and opulent finishes. “The HX50 interior is designed from the ground up… Read more »

Source: Hill Helicopters, 25-Sep-20

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Celebrate Girls in Aviation Day – September 26, 2020

Celebrate Girls in Aviation Day – September 26, 2020

With only one day until Women in Aviation International celebrates its 6th Annual Girls in Aviation Day, the number of participants continues to increase! More than 5,000 participants from nearly 35 countries are currently enrolled in this virtual event that will be delivered through a brand new Aviation for Girls App to mobile devices and desktop… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation, 25-Sep-20

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First ACH145 helicopter delivered to Russia

First ACH145 helicopter delivered to Russia

Airbus Helicopters delivered the first ACH145 helicopter to a Russian customer, which was an important achievement in Russia and once again confirmed the company’s leading position in the business and private aviation segment in Russia, where the manufacturer’s share exceeds 50%. The helicopter will be used for private flights and VIP transportation. The ACH145 with… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 24-Sep-20

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Bell Announces Collaboration with Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH (ESG)

Bell Announces Collaboration with Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH (ESG)

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a collaboration agreement with Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH (ESG) to install their Mission Management System in a Bell 429 as a law enforcement demonstrator. This new demonstrator will be used to showcase the aircraft’s capabilities to the police and military markets in Europe and across the… Read more »

Source: Bell, 24-Sep-20

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Rostec starts assembling parts for the first Russian offshore Mi-171A3

Rostec starts assembling parts for the first Russian offshore Mi-171A3

Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) started production of the first pre-production prototype of Mi-171A3 offshore helicopter. Flight tests of the state-of-the-art rotorcraft are to start on the summer of 2021. The first Mi-171A3 offshore helicopter is being built by several plants forming part of Russian Helicopters which specialize in serial production,… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 24-Sep-20

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New UK heliport in Plymouth wins planning approval

New UK heliport in Plymouth wins planning approval

Plymouth is set to get a commercial heliport after plans were approved for Victoria House at Cattedown. See Full Story.

Source: Plymouth Live, 23-Sep-20

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Bell to Attend NATO Days 2020

Bell to Attend NATO Days 2020

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, will showcase its state-of-the-art aircraft at this year’s NATO Days in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Bell will have two aircraft on static display for the public to experience; a Bell 429 operated by Slovak air rescue company, Air-Transport Europe, and a privately owned Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. “It is… Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-Sep-20

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Airbus Helicopters and HTM-Helicopters sign contract

Airbus Helicopters and HTM-Helicopters sign contract

Airbus Helicopters and HTM-Helicopters have signed a contract for the purchase of two additional H145 helicopters. HTM will be the first operator to use the new five-bladed H145 in the Offshore Wind segment. “We thank HTM for their continued trust in Airbus Helicopters and our products”, says Thomas Hein, Head of Sales Western Europe at… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 23-Sep-20

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance CEO shortlisted for national award

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance CEO shortlisted for national award

Jane Gurney, Chief Executive of Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT), has been shortlisted in the category ‘Charity Chief Executive’ in the Third Sector Awards 2020. It is the second time in the space of a few weeks that that Jane has been shortlisted for a national award, having been shortlisted for the recent Charity… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 23-Sep-20

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LCI and Sumitomo to establish JV helicopter leasing business

LCI and Sumitomo to establish JV helicopter leasing business

LCI, a leading helicopter lessor and the aviation division of the Libra Group, and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited (SMFL) have agreed to establish and operate a joint venture helicopter leasing business. The vehicle has launched with the initial acquisition of 19 next generation helicopters with a value of US$230 million. SMFL and… Read more »

Source: LCI, 23-Sep-20

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COVID-19 forces Maverick Helicopters to lay off 75

COVID-19 forces Maverick Helicopters to lay off 75

The plummeting of international travel in the wake of COVID-19 has put dozens of helicopter tour pilots and staffers out of work in southern Nevada. See Full Story.

Source: Las Vegas Sun, 23-Sep-20

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Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Records 50,000 Global Fleet Flight Hours

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Records 50,000 Global Fleet Flight Hours

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X program has accumulated more than 50,000 flight hours. More than 260 Bell 505s are operating a variety of missions across six continents and 55 countries. Notable deliveries this year have included, Southern Utah University, Centaurium and public safety configured Bell… Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-Sep-20

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Air BP delivers 210 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel to Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Air BP delivers 210 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel to Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Air bp, the international aviation fuel products and services supplier, has today delivered 210 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Swedish airport operator, Swedavia, at Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN/ESSA). Swedavia and its partners SOS Alarm, Systembolaget and the 2030 Secretariat procured the fuel through a joint tender, as part of an initiative to promote… Read more »

Source: Air BP, 23-Sep-20

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Virtual AMTC Announces Keynote Speakers

Virtual AMTC Announces Keynote Speakers

The Association of Air Medical Services will connect the medical transport community through this year’s virtual Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) utilizing a fully virtual platform November 2-4, 2020. The three-day event will include more than 60 sessions, two keynote addresses, awards presentations, plus four evening engagement opportunities. “With the health and safety of our… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 23-Sep-20

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Thales H160 Level D sim approved

Thales H160 Level D sim approved

Thales’s Reality H® flight simulator for the new Airbus Helicopters H160 has achieved a key milestone with Level D Full Flight Simulator (FFS) certification by the French civil aviation authority (DGAC). Reality H® ensures that pilots benefit from high-level training with the most comprehensive and versatile simulation equipment on the market. This first Reality H®… Read more »

Source: Thales, 22-Sep-20

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Boeing, Honeywell and Rolls-partner on German CH-47 bid

Boeing, Honeywell and Rolls-partner on German CH-47 bid

Boeing [NYSE: BA], Honeywell Aerospace and Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd. have reached an agreement to provide in-service support of the T-55 engine should the government of Germany select the H-47 Chinook for its Schwerer Transporthubschrauber (STH) heavy-lift helicopter requirement. Since the forming of the Chinook Germany Industry Team in 2018, originally comprised of nine German companies,… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 22-Sep-20

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Bristow names new CFO

Bristow names new CFO

Jennifer Whalen has been appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Bristow Group Inc. effective today. In this role, she is responsible for accounting, financial reporting, investor relations, M&A, tax and other financial aspects of the Company. She was previously serving as the CFO in an interim role since June 2020. “Jennifer brings… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 22-Sep-20

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance receives COVID19 cash from Government

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance receives COVID19 cash from Government

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) is to receive £140,000 from the Government. The money is part of £6 million awarded to Air Ambulances UK for distribution to the 21 air ambulance charities on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care. The Government funding is an emergency injection of cash to help air… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 22-Sep-20

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Christoph 43 completes 570 missions in first half of 2020

Christoph 43 completes 570 missions in first half of 2020

On September 17th, exactly 45 years ago, “Christoph 43” was alerted for the first time. Over the years, the Karlsruhe rescue helicopter has become an important part of emergency rescue, as it is used across the board in Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate. Especially in topographically difficult regions such as the Black Forest and the Palatinate Forest,… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 22-Sep-20

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New head of police air unit for Brazilian state of Ceara

New head of police air unit for Brazilian state of Ceara

[electronic translation] The Secretary of Public Security and Social Defense of Ceará (SSPDS) informs, through Secretary Sandro Caron, of a change in the Integrated Coordination of Air Operations (Ciopaer). The Civil Police of the State of Ceará (PCCE) delegate, Aristóteles Tavares, leaves and takes over Colonel RR of the Military Police of Ceará (PMCE), Antonio… Read more »

Source: SSPDS, 22-Sep-20

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Whirly-Girls Announce New Instrument Rating Scholarship for Female Aviators for 2021

Whirly-Girls Announce New Instrument Rating Scholarship for Female Aviators for 2021

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund Inc. announced they will be offering a new Instrument Rating scholarship in conjunction with Leading Edge Flight Academy & Central Oregon Community College (COCC) to a deserving member of Whirly-Girls International for 2021. This scholarship provides the opportunity to receive a helicopter instrument rating training course. Leading Edge Flight Academy will… Read more »

Source: Whirly-Girls International, 22-Sep-20

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Neptune Energy extends contract with CHC Helicopters

Neptune Energy extends contract with CHC Helicopters

Neptune Energy today announced it has extended its contract with CHC Helicopters, covering the Dutch sector of the North Sea, for a further two years. CHC will continue to conduct all helicopter flight transfers for personnel to and from Neptune’s 29 offshore platforms in the Dutch sector. Lex de Groot, Managing Director of Neptune Energy… Read more »

Source: Neptune Energy, 21-Sep-20

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Baden-Württemberg police take on new fire-fighting role

Baden-Württemberg police take on new fire-fighting role

[electronic translation] The Baden-Württemberg police received new external extinguishing containers for fire fighting from the air. Police helicopters can thus help put out forest fires faster, more effectively and more safely. “The drought of recent years has increased the risk of forest fires in our forests. The fire brigades in the country are well equipped to… Read more »

Source: Baden-Württemberg, 21-Sep-20

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Bell Presents the Turkish Director General of Forestry with the Outstanding Operational Readiness Award

Bell Presents the Turkish Director General of Forestry with the Outstanding Operational Readiness Award

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the Turkish Director General of Forestry was presented an award for “Outstanding Operational Readiness.” The force operates six Bell 429s for its mission of protecting the forests and other natural resources of Turkey. The fleet’s operational readiness is above 95 percent. “We are thrilled to… Read more »

Source: Bell, 21-Sep-20

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Bell Presents the Turkish National Police with the Outstanding Operational Readiness Award

Bell Presents the Turkish National Police with the Outstanding Operational Readiness Award

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the Turkish National Police were presented an award for “Outstanding Operational Readiness.” The force operates 14 Bell 429s for its safety and security missions. The fleet’s operational readiness is above 95 percent. “It is an honor to award the Turkish National Police this plaque for… Read more »

Source: Bell, 21-Sep-20

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Cornwall Air Ambulance to feature in new TV series

Cornwall Air Ambulance to feature in new TV series

Cornwall Air Ambulance is set to feature in a new TV series to showcase its lifesaving work. The 10-part documentary for Discovery UK will follow the charity’s critical care paramedics, doctors and pilots as they attend emergencies across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The series has been filmed over the summer months- the aircrew’s… Read more »

Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance, 21-Sep-20

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STARS to take over Lifeflight in Manitoba

STARS to take over Lifeflight in Manitoba

STARS will assume expanded responsibility for adult air ambulance services within Manitoba, ensuring reliable staffing and consistent, high quality care: Wright As part of sustained efforts to provide reliable, high quality Lifeflight services for Manitobans, Shared Health is expanding its partnership with Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS), CEO Brock Wright, provincial lead of health… Read more »

Source: Shared Health, 21-Sep-20

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Volocopter offers reservations for commercial flights

Volocopter offers reservations for commercial flights

At Greentech Festival in Berlin, Volocopter, the pioneer of Urban Air Mobility (UAM), announced that the world’s first public sale for electrical air taxi flight reservations has started. Effective immediately, Volocopter fans world-wide can reserve their tickets online and be amongst the very first to take this new form of mobility. The VoloFirst costs €300 and can… Read more »

Source: Volocopter, 21-Sep-20

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Airbus to keep NASA’s helicopters flying for up to 10 years

Airbus to keep NASA’s helicopters flying for up to 10 years

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has signed a $15million HCare Infinite full-availability support solution with Airbus Helicopters, Inc. The comprehensive contract, initially covering two years with the option to extend up to 10, provides the entire spectrum of support needs for NASA’s fleet of three H135 helicopters, which will begin deliveries later this… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Sep-20

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Viterra and STARS to launch calendar campaign fundraiser

Viterra and STARS to launch calendar campaign fundraiser

Viterra Inc. (“Viterra”) is pleased to announce that it is teaming up with STARS to sponsor its 2021 fundraising calendar.  This marks the sixth consecutive year that Viterra has partnered with STARS by covering the full printing costs of the calendar. This initiative is STARS’ second largest fundraiser, with more than 60,000 calendars sold annually.  The calendars will be available for… Read more »

Source: STARS, 18-Sep-20

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UW Health Med Flight’s first all-woman crew makes history

UW Health Med Flight’s first all-woman crew makes history

For 35 years, UW Health has relied on an aerial team of emergency responders to get patients help faster. Now, three women are bringing new diversity to Med Flight and making history. Med Flight has never had a female pilot until Kai Ficek joined the crew in August. “I really, really love the job because… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 18-Sep-20

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Swire Oilfield Services acquires Helifuel

Swire Oilfield Services acquires Helifuel

Leading global offshore container solution provider Swire Oilfield Services has acquired Norwegian business Helifuel AS in a move which sees the Aberdeen-headquartered business strengthen its international refuelling and aviation offering. The deal comes as Swire Oilfield Services continues to expand its services globally having also acquired specialist aviation firm Gordon Engineering Services Aberdeen Ltd (GES)… Read more »

Source: Swire Oilfield Services, 18-Sep-20

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Aviation Jobs – statistical comparison between 2019 and 2020

Aviation Jobs – statistical comparison between 2019 and 2020

Jobs website JSFirm reported this week that the number of applicants registering on their site for free accounts has risen by 147%, thus two and a half times the number compared to this time last year.  These job seekers come from all experience levels, from recent graduates to executive-level aviation professionals, and across all facets of aviation –… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Sep-20

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BBGA calls Brexit webinar

BBGA calls Brexit webinar

The British Business General Aviation Association (BBGA) will host a 90- minute webinar dedicated to all matters Brexit on Tuesday, 22nd September from 11:00hrs to 12:30hrs. BBGA and its panel of expert speakers will discuss the impact of Brexit on the aviation industry as the countdown starts to leaving the EU.  How will our industry adapt… Read more »

Source: BBGA, 17-Sep-20

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Polar Airlines becomes first service centre for Ansat helicopters

Polar Airlines becomes first service centre for Ansat helicopters

Helicopter Service Company (HSC) of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) and Polar Airlines signed a comprehensive service contract for Ansat helicopters at the International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2020. The contract became the first one signed in the new RH-Support format of after-sales services provided by HSC. The format provides… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 17-Sep-20

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Kazan Ansat approved for all documentation in electronic form

Kazan Ansat approved for all documentation in electronic form

The Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) granted the Russian Helicopters holding (part of Rostec State Corporation) the approval to make a major change to the Ansat helicopter type certificate. The event took place during the International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2020 This document will enable operators to use full electronic documentation with the helicopters…. Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 17-Sep-20

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SH09 prototype returns home with improved aerodynamics

SH09 prototype returns home with improved aerodynamics

Since the resumption of the test flight activities in June in Pozzallo, Sicily, our third prototype (P3) has completed 40 flights, allowing testing of multiple aerodynamic modifications and configurations. The current configuration fitted on P3 has seen a significant improvement in smoothness and stability. Recent upgrades include an engine cowling extension for improved aerodynamics, a… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 16-Sep-20

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First Bell Authorized Maintenance Center Added in Denmark

First Bell Authorized Maintenance Center Added in Denmark

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced it will be adding its first Authorized Maintenance Center (AMC) in Denmark and the second AMC in Europe. Air Service International A/S is located in Billund, Denmark and the new facility will provide maintenance for the Bell 206A/B, 206L and 505. “Bell will support Air Service… Read more »

Source: Bell, 16-Sep-20

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New equipment options revealed for Ansat

New equipment options revealed for Ansat

The Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) presents additional equipment options for the Ansat multipurpose helicopter at the HeliRussia-2020 Exhibition – new variants include an internal fuel tank and inflated ballonets.“The Ansat helicopter project is developing to meet the needs of our customers. We are actively responding to the requests of our partners, making… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 16-Sep-20

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Safran Helicopter Engines appoints Executive Vice-President, Support and Services

Safran Helicopter Engines appoints Executive Vice-President, Support and Services

Safran Helicopter Engines has appointed Sébastien Jaulerry as Executive Vice-President, Support and Services, succeeding Olivier Le Merrer who is retiring. Sébastien Jaulerry started his career in 1994 at Labinal1 as Workshop Manager, then Method Manager. In 1998 he was promoted Production Manager of Boeing 767 Electrical Wiring, based in Pryor (USA), and in 2001 to… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 16-Sep-20

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CGAS Humboldt Bat orders HH-65 maintenance platforms

CGAS Humboldt Bat orders HH-65 maintenance platforms

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs is pleased to announce an order for OSHA compliant maintenance stands for the MH-65 aircraft for the US Coast Guard Sector, Humboldt Bay, CA.  The SAFETY FIRST ergonomic stands allow technicians SAFE access to the engines, transmission and main rotor assembly. The USCG also purchased another custom work platform for maintenance access… Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, 16-Sep-20

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Bell Adds Its First European Authorized Maintenance Center to its Support Network

Bell Adds Its First European Authorized Maintenance Center to its Support Network

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced its first ever Authorized Maintenance Center (AMC) in Europe. The new AMC will provide maintenance for the Bell 505 and Bell 407 and is located near downtown Warsaw in Konstancin-Jeziorna, Poland. “We are excited to announce Bell’s first AMC in Europe,” said Duncan Van De… Read more »

Source: Bell, 16-Sep-20

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15-Sep-20 N489DM Bell 407 Fort Worth, US-Texas

Main rotor struck tail boom during autorotation training.  Instructor and student not injured

15-Sep-20

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Christoph 54 completes 50th Operation

Christoph 54 completes 50th Operation

Emergency in the south-west Palatinate: “Christoph 54″, the Freiburg helicopter of the DRF Luftrettung, was alerted on Tuesday to rescue a fallen hiker. It was the team’s 50th winch operation since the machine was replaced with a state-of-the-art H145 with a permanently installed rescue winch at the turn of the year. For the rescue workers,… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 14-Sep-20

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Gulf Helicopters announces the success in qualifying to the standards of ISO 45001:2018 accreditation

Gulf Helicopters announces the success in qualifying to the standards of ISO 45001:2018 accreditation

Gulf Helicopters Company (GHC), a subsidiary of the holding company Gulf International Services (GIS), is proud to announce the success in qualifying to the standards of ISO 45001:2018 accreditation as the first helicopters operator in the region and one of the first few operators globally with such accreditation. GHC has applied to qualify to ISO… Read more »

Source: Gulf Helicopters Company, 14-Sep-20

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HAL completes hot and high trials with LUH in Himalayas

HAL completes hot and high trials with LUH in Himalayas

HAL’s indigenously developed Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) demonstrated high altitude capability in Hot and High weather conditions in the Himalayas recently for about 10 days. A comprehensive test plan was executed at Leh (3300 MAMSL) in temperatures up to ISA+32 degree C which included envelope expansion, performance and flying qualities. LUH took off from Leh… Read more »

Source: HAL, 14-Sep-20

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FreeFlight Systems radar altimeters now STC approved on Airbus H125

FreeFlight Systems radar altimeters now STC approved on Airbus H125

FreeFlight Systems, an industry leader in NextGen aerospace applications, announced that their leading RA-4000/RA-4500 series radar altimeters are now approved for installation on Airbus Helicopters H125 series (Eurocopter AS350) rotorcraft. The recently developed Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) revision also includes FreeFlight’s RAD-45 indicator display, an optional accessory compliant to European Radar Altimeter display requirements for… Read more »

Source: FreeFlight Systems, 14-Sep-20

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Nakanihon Air reinforces utility capabilities with new H215 order

Nakanihon Air reinforces utility capabilities with new H215 order

Nakanihon Air, one of Japan’s largest helicopter operators, has ordered one H215 heavy helicopter to shore up its capabilities for utility and aerial work. “We are looking forward to receiving Airbus’ mission-proven H215 to support our wide-ranging activities in Japan,” said Taku Shibata, President of Nakanihon Air. “We believe the H215 offers the enhanced precision… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 14-Sep-20

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Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant launches a certified process simulation facility

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant launches a certified process simulation facility

The Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has launched a certified process simulation facility in its premises. The facility works as a platform for interactive training by the principles of lean production, and was created at the enterprise as part of the Russian governmental project for improving… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 14-Sep-20

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Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant updates stamping and machining equipment

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant updates stamping and machining equipment

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has successfully implemented an investment project for creating modern, high-performance stamping and machining production. The production facility no. 64 went through a major overhaul during the process. The project was aimed at developing new stamping technologies, the introduction of seamless techniques… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 14-Sep-20

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12-Sep-20 N537BC Robinson R44 Willow, US-Alaska

Struck tree during landing.  Sole occupant pilot was not injured

12-Sep-20

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12-Sep-20 N453F Airbus H120 Baltimore, US-Maryland

Precautionary emergency landing at Patterson Park on after a warning light came on (per press), or “altitude and radio issues” (per FAA)

12-Sep-20

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Bell Announces New Miami Facility Opening

Bell Announces New Miami Facility Opening

To maintain great products that serve as valuable assets for businesses, emergency medical services and personal travel across the globe, Bell partners with customers in every corner of the world. Expanding our global footprint and making sure our services are easily available to our diverse customers requires the aid of maintenance facilities and partners. This… Read more »

Source: Bell, 11-Sep-20

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IAI Introduces MultiFlyer

IAI Introduces MultiFlyer

IAI has introduced MultiFlyer, a UAV squadron of small unmanned helicopters that can fulfill a large range of non-military tasks. MultiFlyer provides advanced monitoring capabilities for large areas and is based on commercial, off-the-shelf helicopter UAVs from Alpha Unmanned Systems integrated with components from IAI and several Israeli startup companies. The command and control system… Read more »

Source: IAI, 11-Sep-20

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Air bp renews contract at France’s Cannes Mandelieu Airport

Air bp renews contract at France’s Cannes Mandelieu Airport

Air bp, the international aviation fuel products and services supplier, has renewed its contract with Cannes Mandelieu Airport (CQE/LFMD) in France, following six years of successful collaboration.  It will continue to be the sole supplier of Jet A-1 and Avgas at the airport. Cannes Mandelieu is the country’s second most important general aviation hub and one of Air bp’s 47 locations… Read more »

Source: Air bp, 11-Sep-20

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Virtual reality simulator transforms training

Virtual reality simulator transforms training

A new virtual reality crew simulator is transforming the way RACQ LifeFlight Rescue aircrew officers train for lifesaving winch missions, allowing them to build their skills in scenarios which can’t be replicated in live helicopter training. Crew members carry out winch missions played through a virtual reality helmet, combined with the physical elements built into… Read more »

Source: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue, 11-Sep-20

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Aero Asset names two Sales Directors in North America

Aero Asset names two Sales Directors in North America

Aero Asset, the Canadian-based helicopter sales firm, has named two veteran Sales Directors to its company’s executive ranks. Sales Director Joe Viveiros started his aviation career in 1985 and has a Transport Canada and FAA ATPL in fixed and rotary wing aircraft. He is typed in Sikorsky S76 and Gulfstream G550 aircraft, among other qualifications…. Read more »

Source: Aero Asset, 11-Sep-20

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Guardian Flight Opens New Air Medical Base in Alamosa

Guardian Flight Opens New Air Medical Base in Alamosa

Guardian Flight announced the opening of its newest emergency air medical transport base in Alamosa, Colo. The new helicopter base provides air medical transport services 24-hours a day, seven days a week to the communities of Alamosa County and the San Luis Valley. “Our Alamosa fixed-wing team has built strong bonds in the local community,… Read more »

Source: Guardian Flight, 11-Sep-20

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Penzance Helicopters introduces AW139 to Isles of Scilly service

Penzance Helicopters introduces AW139 to Isles of Scilly service

Penzance Helicopters is (on 12th September 2020) introducing the Leonardo AW139 to the recently re-launched Isles of Scilly service, flying from Penzance direct to Tresco and St Mary’s. The best-in-class aircraft sets the benchmark for passenger safety and comfort. With 15 ergonomically designed seats and large cabin windows, it treats passengers to unobstructed views of… Read more »

Source: Penzance Helicopters, 11-Sep-20

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Global AirParts announces AW139 part out project

Global AirParts announces AW139 part out project

Global AirParts, the leading provider of used, serviceable materials for Sikorsky S76 helicopters, commenced its first AW139 part out project. “The helicopter industry continues to face significant overcapacity with significant idle assets, many of which may never fly again. We have a proven track record of accurately identifying candidate aircraft for part-out and efficiently disassembling… Read more »

Source: Global AirParts, 11-Sep-20

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UK AAIB Bulletin – September 2020

UK AAIB Bulletin – September 2020

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue does not refer to any helicopters and this update is included in HeliHub.com for completeness.

Source: AAIB, 11-Sep-20

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Air Evac Lifeteam and Med-Trans join with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi

Air Evac Lifeteam and Med-Trans join with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi

Officials with Air Evac Lifeteam and Med-Trans Corp., part of the Global Medical Response (GMR) family of companies, announced they have signed an agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield in Mississippi and Advanced Health Systems, Inc. (Mississippi State and School Employees Life and Health Insurance Plans), effective as of May 1, 2020. Because Blue Cross… Read more »

Source: Global Medical Response, 10-Sep-20

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Strensham Airbase Open Day Goes Virtual

Strensham Airbase Open Day Goes Virtual

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is inviting communities across the Midlands to take part in the second of its virtual airbase open days. Sunday 13th September 2020 will see the charity’s Strensham airbase in Worcestershire virtually open its doors for a VIP tour. Two of the charity’s popular events – its airbase open days – had both… Read more »

Source: Midlands Air Ambulance, 10-Sep-20

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East Anglian Air Ambulance celebrates 20 years

East Anglian Air Ambulance celebrates 20 years

20 years ago, on 6 September 2000, a new charity was formed to help save lives across East Anglia: the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA). Operating initially just one day a week, on a Friday from Norwich Airport, with one paramedic, this was the start of an important lifeline for many local people. On Monday,… Read more »

Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance, 10-Sep-20

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DRF Luftrettung develops multifunctional ground plate

DRF Luftrettung develops multifunctional ground plate

During the Covid-19 pandemic, DRF Luftrettung acquired special isolation stretchers to transport highly infectious patients. These stretchers, known as EpiShuttles, can now be fastened perfectly in the helicopter thanks to a special ground plate developed by the EASA Part 21 Design Organisation at DRF Luftrettung. The new solution impresses with its simple handling and safety…. Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 10-Sep-20

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Russian Helicopters deliver Mi-171 to China

Russian Helicopters deliver Mi-171 to China

The Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has supplied a Mi-171 helicopter with VK-2500-03 engines to a Chinese civil aviation company. In 2019, the Civil Aviation Administration of China issued a national type certificate for Mi-171 with the new power plant. The decision of the Chinese aviation… Read more »

Source: Savback Helicopters, 10-Sep-20

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