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Thames Valley Air Ambulance buy new helmets

Thames Valley Air Ambulance buy new helmets

We are all aware of the fantastic life-saving work carried out by the UK’s Air Ambulances when there’s a life-threatening injury or medical emergency. Thames Valley Air Ambulance (TVAA) is no exception, relying on the skill and bravery of its team of doctors and critical care paramedics – some of the most highly skilled pre-hospital… Read more »

Source: Thames Valley Air Ambulance, 27-Nov-20

Mornington Sanford Aviation adds EASA Part 147 approval for Robinson maintenance training

Mornington Sanford Aviation adds EASA Part 147 approval for Robinson maintenance training

In readiness for the UK formally leaving the European Union on 1st January 2021 (BREXIT), Mornington Sanford Aviation Training Ltd. are delighted to announce that they have gained EASA Part 147 Third Country Approval for their Robinson Helicopter Type Training Capabilities. The approval is issued under the EASA Third Country Approval and will allow us… Read more »

Source: Mornington Sanford Aviation, 26-Nov-20

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Savback Helicopters opens in the UK

Savback Helicopters opens in the UK

Savback Helicopters AB is pleased to be establishing a presence in the UK for the first time with the appointment of Rick Andrew as Commercial Director, effective immediately. Rick joins the family-owned business from Sloane Helicopters, the long established Robinson and Leonardo Helicopters UK sales distributor. Rick was close to the Robinson helicopter community in… Read more »

Source: Savback Helicopters, 26-Nov-20

CNC deploys new mission suite for Texas DPS Airbus H125

CNC deploys new mission suite for Texas DPS Airbus H125

CNC Technologies announced it has deployed a new, state-of-the-art airborne mission suite for the Texas Department of Public Safety’s recently acquired Airbus H125 helicopter. Working with aviation and completion services firm Metro Aviation on the assignment, CNC led development and design of the new system and will provide ongoing training and 24/7 support. The new… Read more »

Source: CNC Technologies, 26-Nov-20

Philippine National Police to deploy two H125s in Davao Region

Philippine National Police to deploy two H125s in Davao Region

Two H 125 helicopters will be stationed in Davao Region next year, a police official said Monday. Police Maj. Eudisan Gultiano, spokesperson of Police Regional Office in Region 11 (PRO-11), told the Philippine News Agency that the two units can be expected in February 2021. Brig. Gen. Filmore Escobal, PRO-11 director, said the deployment is… Read more »

Source: Republic of Philippines, 26-Nov-20

Garmin adds new eLearning courses for G1000H NXi integrated flight deck

Garmin adds new eLearning courses for G1000H NXi integrated flight deck

Garmin® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., is pleased to announce two new eLearning training courses for the G1000® NXi, as well as two separate eLearning courses for the G1000H NXi integrated flight deck for helicopters. These training courses are available in a virtual eLearning format allowing pilots to learn at their own pace, with the… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 26-Nov-20

Air Methods settles claim over severely corroded parts

Air Methods settles claim over severely corroded parts

United States Attorney Jason R. Dunn announced that Air Methods Corporation has agreed to pay $825,000 to settle a civil case alleging that the company violated Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) regulations by operating an emergency-services helicopter with severely corroded pitot tubes. Pitot tubes are components of the pressure measurement system used to determine airspeed. If… Read more »

Source: US Dept of Justice, 26-Nov-20

EHang completes Korean demo tour

EHang completes Korean demo tour

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company announced that its two-seater passenger-grade AAV, EHang 216 has completed its maiden flights in three Korean locations – Seoul, Daegu, and Jeju Island. This flight tour signifies the starting point to explore the UAM market in… Read more »

Source: EHang, 26-Nov-20

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Tangent Link Announces Presentations for Aerial Firefighting Europe

Tangent Link Announces Presentations for Aerial Firefighting Europe

Aerial Firefighting Europe is scheduled to take place on 27 – 28 April 2021 in Nîmes, France with full support from Sécurité Civile. In light of the ongoing challenges surrounding COVID-19, the two-day conference agenda will take the format of showcase theatres and each will cover a specific theme. The program will discuss the challenges faced… Read more »

Source: Tangent Link, 26-Nov-20

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Rheinland Air Service Appointed as the First German Dealer for the Bell 505

Rheinland Air Service Appointed as the First German Dealer for the Bell 505

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, appointed Rheinland Air Service GmbH (RAS) the first German dealer for the Bell 505. Approaching 50 years of business aviation experience, RAS is a proven provider of expert aviation sales and service. “We are pleased to announce RAS as Bell’s first authorized 505 dealership for Germany,”… Read more »

Source: Bell, 26-Nov-20

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CAE to acquire TRU Simulation + Training Canada Inc

CAE to acquire TRU Simulation + Training Canada Inc

CAE announced that it has concluded a conditional agreement with Textron (NYSE: TXT) to acquire TRU Simulation + Training Canada Inc. (TRU Canada) for a cash consideration of approximately US$40 million, excluding post-closing adjustments. The closing of the transaction is subject to customary conditions and regulatory approvals. The acquisition of TRU Canada expands CAE’s global… Read more »

Source: CAE, 26-Nov-20

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Penzance Helicopters cancels schedules for over three months

Penzance Helicopters cancels schedules for over three months

The helicopter link between Penzance Heliport on the the south west tip of the UK, and the Isles of Scilly, some 25 miles further south west, has been suspended due to the pandemic. Penzance Helicopters has announced all flights to Tresco and St Mary’s from Penzance Heliport have been cancelled until the spring 2021. The… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Nov-20

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Bell appoints first 505 dealer in Germany

Bell appoints first 505 dealer in Germany

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, appointed Rheinland Air Service GmbH (RAS) the first German dealer for the Bell 505. Approaching 50 years of business aviation experience, RAS is a proven provider of expert aviation sales and service. “We are pleased to announce RAS as Bell’s first authorized 505 dealership for Germany,”… Read more »

Source: Bell, 25-Nov-20

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State-of-the-art technology sets new standards in helicopter pilot training

State-of-the-art technology sets new standards in helicopter pilot training

VRM Switzerland develops and builds training solutions for helicopters at the highest technological level. Helicopter operators and ATOs have already implemented new training concepts to save costs, be more efficient and environmentally friendly. The spectrum of helicopter training on simulators is thus greatly expanded. VRM Switzerland has allocated resources to deliver and commission 15 training… Read more »

Source: VRM, 25-Nov-20

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JETNET Demos Customized Solutions at VBACE

JETNET Demos Customized Solutions at VBACE

JETNET, the world leader in business aviation market intelligence, will be showcasing their full suite of next-gen products and services during the NBAA GO Virtual Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (VBACE). Virtually Above the Rest VBACE will be the first-ever, completely immersive online business aviation trade show. The two-day event is free for members to… Read more »

Source: JETNET, 25-Nov-20

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Philippine National Police receive more Airbus H125s

Philippine National Police receive more Airbus H125s

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has recently added a further three new Airbus H125 helicopters to their fleet, taking the total number of aviation assets to 10. This brings the total to seven H125s, alongside two Robinson R44s and one small fixed wing trainer. The three are currently undergoing test flights prior to being put… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-20

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Safety Protocols at HAI Heli-Expo 2021

Safety Protocols at HAI Heli-Expo 2021

HAI HELI-EXPO 2021 is just four months away, and I’d like to update you on our preparations for the show, including the health and safety precautions. Nearly every person I speak with is looking forward to our show next year. We’re all tired of virtual events and zoom meetings, and there is pent-up demand for our industry to meet… Read more »

Source: HAI, 25-Nov-20

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MD to take MD530F on Southern California demo tour next week

MD to take MD530F on Southern California demo tour next week

Take the new MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) enhanced glass cockpit MD 530F demo aircraft for a test flight to experience its power and performance firsthand. This state-of-the-art helicopter is touring the West Coast from Nov. 30 through Dec. 4. It is available for drop-in demo flights at Rotorcraft Support Inc. (RSI) on Dec. 2 from 8 a.m…. Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 25-Nov-20

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Air Methods appoints SVP of Clinical Services

Air Methods appoints SVP of Clinical Services

This past summer, Stephanie Queen joined the Air Methods executive team as the Senior Vice President of Clinical Services. With 20 years of nursing under her belt, Queen has leveraged her expertise and passion for improving the quality and safety of healthcare delivery across the country for Air Methods. Before making the move to Colorado,… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 25-Nov-20

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Brazil approves Van Horn Bell 206 v2 composite blades

Brazil approves Van Horn Bell 206 v2 composite blades

In mid-November 2020, Van Horn Aviation received a letter from Brazil’s Agency Nacional de Aviacao Civil (ANAC) conferring a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for 206B main rotor blades bearing the part number 20635000-501. The ANAC STC, posted on VHA’s Documents page, validates the FAA STC SR02732LA issued in August 2020 and permits the new main… Read more »

Source: VHA, 25-Nov-20

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Wolfson Childrens Hospital adds helicopter

Wolfson Childrens Hospital adds helicopter

Critically ill and injured infants and children throughout the southeastern United States now have expanded access to the expert pediatric care of Wolfson Children’s Hospital of Jacksonville through a new Kids Kare helicopter. The helicopter, which is the latest addition to Wolfson Children’s Critical Care Transport Fleet, is dedicated solely to infants and children, staffed… Read more »

Source: Wolfson Childrens Hospital, 25-Nov-20

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Albuquerque Police get public complaints from increased helicopter use

Albuquerque Police get public complaints from increased helicopter use

Laura Crossey has lived near the University of New Mexico’s North Campus for about 30 years. This past spring she began noticing an uptick in helicopter flights above her neighborhood, she said, but the resulting noise was louder and more sustained than the UNM Hospital helipad activity she knew well from her decades in the… Read more »

Source: Albuquerque Journal, 25-Nov-20

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PNG LNG adds H145 for Papua New Guinea operations

PNG LNG adds H145 for Papua New Guinea operations

ExxonMobil has signed a contract for two Airbus H145 helicopters to support the PNG LNG Project* in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The new H145 model with a five-blade, bearingless main rotor provides a 150kg increase in useful load. The aircraft will be based at the Hides Gas Conditioning Plant (HGCP) in Hela Province of the PNG Highlands,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 24-Nov-20

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EBAA to Send Young Leaders to One Young World Global Youth Summit

EBAA to Send Young Leaders to One Young World Global Youth Summit

For the third year in a row, the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) is sending ten carefully selected inspired young leaders to represent the industry at the 2021 One Young World Summit in Munich. The annual summit taking place from23-26 April will host talented youth from a range of companies, NGOs, and other public and… Read more »

Source: EBAA, 24-Nov-20

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UPMC Mercy Unveils New Rooftop Helipad

UPMC Mercy Unveils New Rooftop Helipad

The new air ambulance helipad at UPMC Mercy will replace the original structure overlooking the Boulevard of the Allies, which has been in place since the mid 1980’s and a landmark of Pittsburgh’s cityscape. The relocation is part of the ongoing construction of the state-of-the art UPMC Vision and Rehabilitation Tower at UPMC Mercy. “We… Read more »

Source: UPMC Mercy, 24-Nov-20

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Russian Helicopters delivers first Ansat to a client in Europe

Russian Helicopters delivers first Ansat to a client in Europe

The Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has delivered a first Ansat helicopter to a client in Europe. The operator of the rotorcraft, which is equipped for medical operations, is the Ministry of Interior of the Republika Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina). This is the first of three helicopters under the delivery contract. Ansat for… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 24-Nov-20

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Asia Pacific Aerospace Extends its T700 MRO Provider Agreement with GE Aviation

Asia Pacific Aerospace Extends its T700 MRO Provider Agreement with GE Aviation

Asia Pacific Aerospace (APA) continues to be GE Aviation’s only maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider for T700 customers in the Asia-Pacific. The five-year extension to its T700 MRO provider agreement with the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) affirms APA is the best-placed organisation to supply T700 MRO services in the Asia-Pacific region. Following the signing… Read more »

Source: Asia Pacific Aerospace, 24-Nov-20

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Spectrum Aeromed Brings On New VP of Operations

Spectrum Aeromed Brings On New VP of Operations

Spectrum Aeromed is proud to announce that Jeff Edberg has been hired to fill the role of Vice President of Operations in the company’s headquarter business office located in Fargo, North Dakota, USA. Edberg comes to Spectrum Aeromed with decades of experience both in and out of the cockpit. He graduated with a degree in… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 24-Nov-20

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24-Nov-20 YN-CIQ Continental Copters Tomcat Chinandega, Nicaragua (1F)

The Tomcat helicopter (Bell 47 adaption) was involved in agricultural work.  Unclear what happened but helicopter ended up on the ground on its skids but without its rotor mast or main blades This report states that “Jose Daniel Avelarez Gálea – aviation mechanic was killed and citizen Edward José Flores Padilla, who works as an aviation… Read more »

24-Nov-20

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25-Nov-20 RF-38376 Mil Mi-8MTV1 Volgograd, Russia

Airport ramp floodlight mast fell onto boom, possibly caused by main blades striking it first.  Video shows tail rotor separating from boom prior to the mast falling 3POB not injured

24-Nov-20

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Uttarakhand Government to add 8 destinations under Regional Connect

Uttarakhand Government to add 8 destinations under Regional Connect

The Uttarakhand government is mulling helicopter service on eight routes, including Dehradun-Haridwar-Mussoorie, even though the existing helicopter service under the RCS (Regional Connectivity Scheme) of the Udan (Ude Desh Ka Aaam Nagrik) programme between Dehradun and Gauchar has not picked up as well as the government had hoped. See Full Story.

Source: The Times of India, 23-Nov-20

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NHC Northern Helicopter takes over offshore air rescue for the RWE Amrumbank wind farm

NHC Northern Helicopter takes over offshore air rescue for the RWE Amrumbank wind farm

Since November 1, 2020, NHC Northern Helicopter GmbH has once again been responsible for the offshore rescue for the RWE Amrumbank West wind farm in the German Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the North Sea. After a four years intermission, the Amrumbank wind farm with its 80 offshore wind turbines is again one of the… Read more »

Source: NHC Northern Helicopter GmbH, 23-Nov-20

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Rush Health Systems now providing PHI Air Medical with blood products

Rush Health Systems now providing PHI Air Medical with blood products

Meridian, MS – As a patient, being airlifted from a traumatic accident or being transported to a larger healthcare facility can be scary, but not having any available packed red blood cells on the medical aircraft can be fatal. Thanks to the partnership between Rush Health Systems and PHI Air Medical Mississippi, community members who… Read more »

Source: Rush Health Systems, 23-Nov-20

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Georgia Border Police restore weekly Mi-8 flights to Tusheti

Georgia Border Police restore weekly Mi-8 flights to Tusheti

The Border Police helicopter of the Ministry of Internal Affairs has restored weekly flights from Alvani to Tusheti. Border Police aviation has already transported first passengers to the village of Omalo with the restored flight. Due to the road closure, the rest of the population in Tusheti was brought to the lower lands. The Border… Read more »

Source: Georgia Ministry of Internal Affairs, 23-Nov-20

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WAI 2021 Conference Goes All-Virtual

WAI 2021 Conference Goes All-Virtual

 After careful consideration and review of the current worldwide COVID-19 pandemic trends, Women in Aviation International announced today that its 32nd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference will be held virtually on March 11 and 12, 2021. The all-virtual platform will allow members and industry friends to attend from the convenience of their home and/or office. … Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation, 23-Nov-20

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New President named at Sikorsky

New President named at Sikorsky

According to Inside Defense, Lockheed Martin has appointed Paul Lemmo to the post of President at Sikorsky, effective from early 2021 when current incumbent Dan Schultz retires. Lemmo is currently Vice President and General Manager for the Integrated Warfare Systems and Sensors line of business within Lockheed Martin’s Rotary and Mission Systems division. According to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Nov-20

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Russian Helicopters completed the transfer of Ka-52 within the framework of the 2020 State Defense Order

Russian Helicopters completed the transfer of Ka-52 within the framework of the 2020 State Defense Order

AAK “Progress” them. N.I. Sazykina of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) handed over to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation all Ka-52 Alligator combat reconnaissance and attack helicopters planned for delivery in 2020 in accordance with the terms and conditions of the State contract. Upon completion of all… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 20-Nov-20

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Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters restarts West Rim Grand Canyon tours

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters restarts West Rim Grand Canyon tours

Grand Canyon West and Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters welcomes back aerial and pontoon tours. The West Rim offers the unique opportunity for guests to explore the Grand Canyon by air and by land. Guests begin the adventure by flying via helicopter below the rim of the Canyon where they will land and board pontoons to… Read more »

Source: Grand Canyon Resort Corporation, 20-Nov-20

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Air Methods Announces New Missouri ARCH Air Medical Base

Air Methods Announces New Missouri ARCH Air Medical Base

Air Methods, the leading air medical service in the U.S., announced the opening of a new helicopter base in Lincoln County, Missouri, north of St. Louis. The base is part of the Air Methods subsidiary, ARCH Air Medical Service, which has served Missouri and Illinois for more than 40 years. This expansion represents a vital… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 20-Nov-20

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Garmin Pilot Adds Graphical Airspace and Obstacle NOTAMs

Garmin Pilot Adds Graphical Airspace and Obstacle NOTAMs

Our Garmin Pilot app for Apple mobile devices now offers pilots the ability to reference graphical airspace and obstacle NOTAMs during pre-flight planning, and inflight for increased situational awareness. An enhanced user interface for Profile View also provides pilots the ability to access important information such as weather, PIREPs, and more, faster than ever before…. Read more »

Source: Garmin, 20-Nov-20

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Aberdeen Standard Investments extends support for London’s Air Ambulance

Aberdeen Standard Investments extends support for London’s Air Ambulance

Aberdeen Standard Investments has confirmed a new three-year charity partnership with London’s Air Ambulance, having supported the charity since 2012. The new partnership, that will run until 2023, will continue to provide lifesaving funding to the London’s Air Ambulance service, whose advanced trauma team treat critically injured patients on the roadside and serve the ten… Read more »

Source: Aberdeen Standard Investments, 20-Nov-20

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DTL and thyssenkrupp Aerospace agree on extended umbrella contract

DTL and thyssenkrupp Aerospace agree on extended umbrella contract

thyssenkrupp Aerospace is expanding its cooperation with Dynamatic Technologies Limited (DTL). The international manufacturer based in India produces high-tech components for the auto and aerospace industries and is a Tier 1 supplier to Airbus, Boeing and Bell. The extended contract with thyssenkrupp Aerospace will run for five years and covers the supply of aluminum sheet… Read more »

Source: thyssenkrupp Aerospace, 20-Nov-20

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Genesys Aerosystems’ EFIS Now Certified on Airbus AS350/355

Genesys Aerosystems’ EFIS Now Certified on Airbus AS350/355

Genesys Aerosystems announced that the IDU-680 and IDU-450 EFIS displays with 8.0K software have earned Supplemental Type Certification on the Airbus AS350/355 helicopters. The Level A certified IDU-680 and IDU-450 EFIS utilize ADAHRS, and GPS SBAS data for precision aircraft operations, including RNP and LPV approaches. The large-format, 10.4 in or 26.4 cm screen diagonal,… Read more »

Source: Genesys Aerosystems, 20-Nov-20

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Argus International hires SVP of Operations and Business Development

Argus International hires SVP of Operations and Business Development

ARGUS International Inc., a division of SGS offering specialized aviation services and software, announced the hiring of Mike McCready as Senior Vice President of Operations and Business Development. Mike brings 25 years of experience in aviation to his role at ARGUS. In 2019, he founded World Jet Group, a consulting firm for aviation industry executives…. Read more »

Source: ARGUS International, 20-Nov-20

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Cobham to be Line Fit on the Airbus H160

Cobham to be Line Fit on the Airbus H160

Cobham Aerospace Connectivity has announced that Airbus Helicopters has selected four Cobham systems on the H160 Medium-Utility Helicopter: Digital Audio Communications System (DACS) for audio management and intercom functions. DACS is forward-fit on more civilian helicopters than any other digital audio system in the world. 251 Amplifier for cabin paging/public address.  The 251 Amplifier delivers… Read more »

Source: Cobham Aerospace Connectivity, 20-Nov-20

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Pafford Air One joins Metro Aviation

Pafford Air One joins Metro Aviation

Pafford Air One, Clinical Air Division of Pafford EMS is pleased to announce they have entered into a strategic partnership with Shreveport, Louisiana based Metro Aviation. This partnership will combine Pafford Air One’s industry-leading, pre-hospital care with Metro Aviation’s internationally recognized excellence in helicopter transportation services and award-winning flight safety and training programs. Under the… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 20-Nov-20

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SKYTRAC Expands Global Reach

SKYTRAC Expands Global Reach

SKYTRAC Systems Ltd. (SKYTRAC), a leading intelligent connectivity and satellite communication solutions provider, today announced a partnership with Scandinavian Avionics (HQ of The SA Group), a provider of complete turn-key avionics solutions for civil and military aircraft, and UAS segments. The SA Group has a significant presence, not only as an MRO and STC house,… Read more »

Source: SKYTRAC Systems, 19-Nov-20

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Airbus now offers onsite blade repairs for H135, H145 and Bo105

Airbus now offers onsite blade repairs for H135, H145 and Bo105

This new service, accessible through the AirbusWorld Customer Request service, covers MRB level 1 and level 2 repairs on these three aircraft models and their variants. It will be performed at customer premises by the Airbus Helicopters field service team with the appropriate tools. In addition, the offer includes the repair’s release to service. Customers… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 19-Nov-20

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Airbus HCare program marks 35 years

Airbus HCare program marks 35 years

Thirty-five years ago, helicopter operators faced a dilemma: how to achieve the highest possible helicopter availability levels in competitive industries, while keeping costs under control. The answer was found in a relatively new approach to spare parts management called parts-by-the-hour (PBH). Over the years, this early solution for guaranteeing parts availability has evolved into today’s… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 19-Nov-20

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Air Evac Lifeteam Completes Move to Natchitoch

Air Evac Lifeteam Completes Move to Natchitoch

Air Evac Lifeteam has a new home at the Natchitoches Regional Airport. Air Evac Lifeteam has a new home at the Natchitoches Regional Airport. The air medical base was previously located in Winnfield. Jay Caskey, Program Director for the Air Eva Lifeteam base, said Natchitoches is more centrally located. “We are excited to be at… Read more »

Source: Air Evac Lifeteam, 19-Nov-20

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Two helicopter pilots inducted into Wyoming Aviation Hall of Fame

Two helicopter pilots inducted into Wyoming Aviation Hall of Fame

The Wyoming Aviation Hall of Fame celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The first inductions occurred in 1995, when Ralph Johnson, Harold Slim Lewis, Dillard Pic Walker and Samuel Phillips were inducted. Since the inaugural 1995 induction, only one individual is inducted each year. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the… Read more »

Source: Wyoming Department of Transportation, 19-Nov-20

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US Forest Service to get new helicopter base for firefighting

US Forest Service to get new helicopter base for firefighting

The U.S. Forest Service has awarded a contract to a Scottsdale company to design and build a new helicopter base in northern Gila County to support firefighting activities. See Full Story. 

Source: Daily Independent, 19-Nov-20

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Hillsboro and RotorSky Launch Joint Training for Pilots

Hillsboro and RotorSky Launch Joint Training for Pilots

Hillsboro Aero Academy, a U.S.-based leading provider of helicopter and airplane pilot career training, announced today that it had received approval to conduct professional helicopter pilot training in accordance with European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations. The approval comes through a partnership with Austria-based helicopter flight school RotorSky. HAA’s helicopter school, Hillsboro Heli Academy,… Read more »

Source: Hillsboro Aero Academy, 19-Nov-20

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Kratos launches new Aircrew Combat Mission Training system

Kratos launches new Aircrew Combat Mission Training system

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, introduced its Aircrew Combat Mission Training (ACMT) system that utilizes advanced immersive training technology to allow teams to train together in highly realistic, mixed reality combat scenarios. Offered as a turn-key solution, the system includes a mixed reality Multi-Position – Aircrew… Read more »

Source: Kratos, 18-Nov-20

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18-Nov-20 N442JP Robinson R44 Austell, US-Georgia

Training accident – FAA report loss of control followed by ground impact.  2 POB reported not injured

18-Nov-20

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New South Wales Police moves into new hangar facility

New South Wales Police moves into new hangar facility

In a recent ceremony to open the New South Wales Police Aviation Command’s new headquarters at Sydney’s Bankstown Airport. Aviation Commander, Superintendent Matt Appleton, hosted NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller and NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services, David Elliott, and officially opened the new facility during a COVID-safe ceremony and plaque unveiling. Established in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Nov-20

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Collins honours Texas DPS with Rescue of the Year award

Collins honours Texas DPS with Rescue of the Year award

At a ceremony Sunday, leaders from Collins Aerospace Systems’ helicopter rescue hoist business presented the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) with the company’s Rescue of the Year Award. Each year, Collins Aerospace honors one of its Goodrich hoist customers for a particularly daring helicopter rescue executed using the company’s hoist. This year, Texas DPS… Read more »

Source: Collins Aerospace, 17-Nov-20

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FAA approves Ace Aeronautics flight deck for Black Hawk

FAA approves Ace Aeronautics flight deck for Black Hawk

Ace Aeronautics, LLC (ACE) is pleased to announce Parts Manufacturing Approval (PMA) # PQ03906SW Supplement # 1 from the Federal Aviation Administration for the production of the FAA STC # SR01944WI, G5000H Integrated Flight Deck (ACE DECK VL-60) “We are extremely happy to offer the FAA certified ACE DECK VL-60 kit to installers around the… Read more »

Source: Ace Aeronautics, 17-Nov-20

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USCG provides humanitarian assistance to Honduras after Hurricane Eta

USCG  provides humanitarian assistance to Honduras after Hurricane Eta

A Coast Guard Helicopter Tactical Squadron (HITRON) MH-65 Dolphin aircrew forward deployed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Seneca assist Hondurans near Puerto Lempira, Honduras, by providing urgent search and rescue and redistribution of relief aid Nov. 13, 2020. The Coast Guard is supporting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations across Honduras after Hurricane Eta affected… Read more »

Source: US Coast Guard, 17-Nov-20

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Change of venue for Dubai HeliShow

Change of venue for Dubai HeliShow

Domus Group, the organizer of the Dubai HeliShow, on Sunday said the event’s 8th edition would be held in the “state-of-the-art” Emirates Flight Training Academy, located in Dubai South. In July, Domus moved the exhibition to 19-21 January 2021 from its original schedule set in November this year to allow for smooth transition and implementation… Read more »

Source: Domus Group, 16-Nov-20

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Bluedrop wins Canadian SAR training contract

Bluedrop wins Canadian SAR training contract

BPLI Holdings (TSX-V: BPLI) and its subsidiary Bluedrop Training & Simulation (“Bluedrop”) are pleased to announce that it has signed a Technology Leadership Project Agreement as part of the Canadian Ocean Supercluster’s Accelerated Ocean Solutions Project to deliver its innovative Hoist Mission Training System (HMTS) for full crew Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter mission simulation… Read more »

Source: Bluedrop, 16-Nov-20

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Helipad upgrade for Port Macquarie Base Hospital

Helipad upgrade for Port Macquarie Base Hospital

SAFER and more private transport of critically ill or injured patients will be possible with a $10 million pre-budget boost for a helipad upgrade at Port Macquarie Base Hospital. See Full Story.

Source: Macquarie Port News, 16-Nov-20

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Two German wind farm contracts for Wiking

Two German wind farm contracts for Wiking

In the last two weeks, Wiking Helikopter Service has signed a multi-year contract with TenneT and a contract extension with Deutsche Windtechnik, both of which will see the company providing offshore helicopter services for projects in the German part of the North Sea. See Full Story. 

Source: offshoreWIND.biz, 16-Nov-20

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DHSS to partner with Heli Services International on MHI Vestas wind farm contract

DHSS to partner with Heli Services International on MHI Vestas wind farm contract

MHI Vestas has awarded DHSS with a multi-year contract to support maintenance operations at the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm in the German sector of the Northsea, which will comprise 31 MHI Vestas wind turbines of type V164-8.4 MW. Full service provider The Dutch full service provider of ships agency services and offshore helicopter services… Read more »

Source: DHSS, 16-Nov-20

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New helipad constructed at Baluwatar

New helipad constructed at Baluwatar

A new helipad has been constructed on the premises of Prime Minister’s official residence at Baluwatar. See Full Story.

Source: Khabarhub.com, 16-Nov-20

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Obituary – Franck Bouillon, Rotortrade

Obituary – Franck Bouillon, Rotortrade

It is with profound shock and sadness that Rotortrade announces that Franck Bouillon, our company’s CFO, has very suddenly passed away at the age of 54 on Wednesday, November 4th, 2020. After a career in finance, Franck joined the Aviation Industry 21 years ago, in 1999. He was an inspiring leader loved by his collaborators… Read more »

16-Nov-20

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Boost introduces Bell 212/412 Dual Hook Human External Cargo System

Boost introduces Bell 212/412 Dual Hook Human External Cargo System

Boost Human External Cargo Systems (Boost Systems – www.boostsystems.ca) the global leader in the provision of the most advanced and certified Human External Cargo (HEC) Systems and services for the Search and Rescue, utility, public safety and defense sectors is proud to introduced its latest Supplemental Type Certified and compliant HEC system, designed for use… Read more »

Source: Boost Systems, 16-Nov-20

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16-Nov-20 ZS-MCC Bell 407 (Location tba), Tanzania

Photos posted online show helicopter significantly damaged by landing in two feet of water in a lake, although it remained upright on its skids.  Second image shows the person who took the photos, sat in the water of the lake with leg injuries strapped up in a rudimentary way

16-Nov-20

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15-Nov-20 Airbus EC135 Williamport, US-Pennsylvania

Bird strike left six inch hole in chin bubble window Helicopter type to check.  FAA just reported this as “Stat 13” which is a callsign and not a registration.  Almost all of this operator’s fleet are EC135s

15-Nov-20

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14-Nov-20 N712CA Airbus AS355F2 Hammonton, US-New Jersey

While attempting to decouple from dolly, rudder pedal became stuck and helicopter briefly became airborne.  The tail rotor separated from the aircraft, resulting in a hard landing

14-Nov-20

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H+S Aviation to Grow Relationships with CT7 and T700 Engine Operators

H+S Aviation to Grow Relationships with CT7 and T700 Engine Operators

H+S Aviation, a Signature Aviation Global Engine Services (GES) company, announces the appointment of industry veteran Len Russo to serve as a global strategic account executive for the company’s T700 and CT7 engine product lines. Russo’s business development efforts include tailored maintenance solutions for T700 and CT7 engine operators and managing strategic partnerships and accounts… Read more »

Source: H+S Aviation, 13-Nov-20

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Thora Capital appoints Managing Director

Thora Capital appoints Managing Director

Thora Capital (“Thora”), a Chicago-based alternative asset manager dedicated to aviation finance, hired Marc Schechter as Managing Director. Mr. Schechter brings over a decade of experience in the helicopter industry to Thora. “Our team at Thora is thrilled to welcome such an impressive talent to the organization,” said Adam Gerchen, Chairman of Thora. “Marc’s wealth… Read more »

Source: Thora Capital, 13-Nov-20

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Blood on board project launched in Italy

Blood on board project launched in Italy

The Great North Air Ambulance Service’s (GNAAS) Blood on Board project is thought to have saved dozens of lives since its launch in 2015. After hearing of the project, the Regional Emergency-Urgency Agency (known as AREU) sent two clinicians to visit the charity to find out more. Simone Celi, an advanced nurse practitioner and Christian… Read more »

Source: Great North Air Ambulance Service, 13-Nov-20

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Assent Aeronautics Reports Annual Results

Assent Aeronautics Reports Annual Results

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Private Aircraft Auction House and industry leader Assent Aeronautics reported Annual Results with over $180MM in aircraft crossing the auction block in the inaugural year of the Luxury Aircraft Auction House, with an eighty-five percent plus (85%+) closing rate of all business aviation aircraft. In response to the pandemic, Assent reimagined its live… Read more »

Source: Assent Aeronautics, 13-Nov-20

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ADAC air rescue prepared for the second wave of COVID-19

ADAC air rescue prepared for the second wave of COVID-19

The currently increasing number of COVID-19 infections is also being observed with concern at ADAC Air Rescue. The corona virus is once again facing major challenges for the non-profit organization from Munich. “The rescue service from the air is currently fully secured in Germany,” emphasizes managing director Frédéric Bruder. “With our experience from the first wave, we are… Read more »

Source: ADAC Luftrettung, 13-Nov-20

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