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Russian Helicopters to present 3 civilian novelties at MAKS-2019

Russian Helicopters to present 3 civilian novelties at MAKS-2019

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) will present as many as three new civilian products at the MAKS 2019 International aviation and space salon. The medium-sized multi-purpose Ka-62, the first serial Mi-38 helicopter, and a light-weight Ansat, whose VIP cabin is designed in the Aurus brand style,  will be presented at the… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 28-Aug-19

Russian Helicopters delivers 3 Ka-32 to Turkey

Russian Helicopters delivers 3 Ka-32 to Turkey

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has delivered three Ka-32A11BC multipurpose helicopters to Turkey. The aircraft will be used for firefighting. They are equipped with various fire extinguishing systems, including the ability to carry an external water bucket as well as a horizontal firefighting system for knocking down fires in high rise… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 27-Aug-19

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Volocopter reveals design for new Urban Air Mobility aircraft

Volocopter reveals design for new Urban Air Mobility aircraft

Volocopter, the pioneer in Urban Air Mobility, presented the design for its newest air taxi model: VoloCity. This will be the fourth-generation electrical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) by the German Urban Air Mobility developer. The VoloCity has been designed to meet the safety standards specified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (SC-VTOL category enhanced)… Read more »

Source: Volocopter, 27-Aug-19

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, 27-Aug-19

Bell Autonomous Pod Transport 70 Achieves First Autonomous Flight

Bell Autonomous Pod Transport 70 Achieves First Autonomous Flight

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the successful first autonomous flight of the Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) 70 at their testing site near Fort Worth. Bell plans to  continue to test the vehicle under an experimental type certificate throughout the remainder of the year. “We are excited to reach this milestone, and… Read more »

Source: Bell, 27-Aug-19

HAI retains headhunter to find next CEO

HAI retains headhunter to find next CEO

Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces that it is seeking highly qualified individuals to apply for the position of president and CEO of the member-based organization. Current President and CEO Matthew Zuccaro announced his retirement earlier this summer, effective in June 2020. HAI has retained the executive search firm Heidrick and Struggles to assist with the… Read more »

Source: HAI, 26-Aug-19

HeliValue$ launches online HeliCalc valuation tool

HeliValue$ launches online HeliCalc valuation tool

HeliCalc™ is the newest addition to the tools and resources offered by HeliValue$. Developed to give our customers with a strong background in helicopter operations, 24 hours 7 days a week access to values specific to their helicopter. HeliCalc™ provides a comprehensive evaluation based on your helicopters actual component status and installed equipment. This tool is… Read more »

26-Aug-19

Leonardo and Team Cormorant welcome the Canada’s continued commitment

Leonardo welcomes the continued commitment made by Canada’s Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, to modernize and expand Canada’s primary rotary search and rescue helicopter fleet through the Cormorant MidLife Upgrade (CMLU) program. Yesterday’s announcement marks a major step forward ahead of program finalization. To date, the AW101/CH-149 “Cormorant” has enabled the… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 26-Aug-19

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“Before your flight” example of Airbus proactive support of global safety initiatives

“Before your flight”  example of Airbus proactive support of global safety initiatives

The new pre-flight risk-assessment app called “Before your flight” went live in July to aid operators in making informed decisions prior to a flight. It is an example of Airbus Helicopters proactive support of global safety initiatives. “Before your flight” is available in nine languages: French, English, German, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 23-Aug-19

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US Allied Forces Kick-off EOD Exercise HYDRACRAB

US Allied Forces Kick-off EOD Exercise HYDRACRAB

Expeditionary forces from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States conducted the opening ceremony for Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) training exercise HYDRACRAB, Aug. 19. HYDRACRAB is quadrilateral exercise conducted by more than 100 Sailors from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and U.S. Naval forces. The purpose of this exercise is to prepare the participating EOD… Read more »

Source: US Allied Forces, 23-Aug-19

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HAI Applauds Utah Rotor Pathway Program Rollout

HAI Applauds Utah Rotor Pathway Program Rollout

Helicopter Association International (HAI) applauds Utah Governor Gary Herbert on his administration’s official rollout of the Utah Rotor Pathway Program. The program provides rotorspecific aviation classes to high school students by teaming up with industry, high schools, post-secondary schools and other stakeholders. “The rollout of the Utah Rotor Pathway Program is a testament to Lt…. Read more »

Source: HAI, 23-Aug-19

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Russia in the lead at the 3rd stage of the Helicopter World Cup

Russia in the lead at the 3rd stage of the Helicopter World Cup

In the third stage of the 2019 Helicopter World Cup held in Belarus last week, the formidable Russian duo of Elena Prokofyeva and Diana Riiazova remained overall leaders in the General Class, despite having been knocked off the top spots during the actual competition. Last year’s winners, the equally impressive Russian Masters Class crew of Yury… Read more »

Source: FAI, 23-Aug-19

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Airbus delivers H145 to New Zealand EMS

Airbus delivers H145 to New Zealand EMS

Airbus has delivered two H145 helicopters to the New Zealand Helicopter Emergency Medical Services at a ceremony at the GCH Aviation Group headquarters. Airbus Australia Pacific Managing Director Andrew Mathewson said these were the first two H145 helicopters in emergency medical services (EMS) configuration in the New Zealand market. “I’m proud that Airbus’ helicopters are… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 23-Aug-19

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Omni reaches over 100,000 hours flown in AW139 aircraft

Omni reaches over 100,000 hours flown in AW139 aircraft

Omni recently exceeded 100,000 hours flown in AW139 aircraft, a milestone in the company’s history. This helicopter model represents the ultimate in the offshore market, featuring low vibration and noise levels, integrated instruments that enable highly safe flights and the ability to comfortably carry 12 passengers with excellent safety standards. Omni entered the first AW139… Read more »

Source: Omni Táxi Aéreo, 23-Aug-19

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Bavaria’s air rescue is considered a leader

Bavaria’s air rescue is considered a leader

Bavaria’s Minister of the Interior Herrmann presents the mission statement for 2018 and emphasizes the great importance of air rescue for emergency rescue and intensive transport in the Free State – especially at night. As Europe-wide expert in night-time rescue operations and operator of the three night flight stations in Bavaria, the DRF Luftrettung provides insights… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 23-Aug-19

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Sikorsky S-92A™ Helicopter Certified For Expanded Brazil Operations

Sikorsky S-92A™ Helicopter Certified For Expanded Brazil Operations

Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency-Brazil (ANAC) approved the Search and Rescue (SAR) configuration for the Sikorsky S-92A™ helicopter. The certification now enables the operation of S-92® helicopters in Brazil in all production configurations, including offshore oil and gas transportation, search and rescue, as well as regional airline passenger service and VIP transportation. Sikorsky is a… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 23-Aug-19

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Helibras and Airbus bring luxury and power to LABACE 2019

Helibras and Airbus bring luxury and power to LABACE 2019

Helibras, a subsidiary of Airbus and the only manufacturer of turbine helicopters in Latin America, will once again be one of the highlights of Labace (Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition). business aviation business in Latin America. Company booth # 6009 will feature the ACH145 Line, the world’s first-selling booth, as well as the… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 23-Aug-19

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Kopter participates in Zigermeet 2019

Kopter participates in Zigermeet 2019

Mollis being the home of Kopter, the company is very proud to support the organization of this unique event, during which all types of aircraft perform one after the other breathtaking in-flight demonstrations. On this occasion, Kopter is showcasing its SH09 prototype #2 (P2) on the static display, allowing visitors to come closer to the… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 22-Aug-19

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CHC Safety and Quality Summit Announces Scholarship Program for Female Aviators for 2020

CHC Safety and Quality Summit Announces Scholarship Program for Female Aviators for 2020

CHC Group announced that they will provide a scholarship to a deserving member of Whirly-Girls International for the 2020 CHC Safety and Quality Summit. One recipient from the organization will join more than 500 professionals at one of the aviation industry’s premiere safety events. “The annual CHC Safety Summit is an influential event for our… Read more »

Source: CHC, 22-Aug-19

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Omni Táxi Aéreo awarded for most distant Offshore flight ever made in Brazil

Omni Táxi Aéreo awarded for most distant Offshore flight ever made in Brazil

During the Labace event, which occurred from August 13th to 15th, Omni was awarded by Leonardo Helicopters, one of the world’s leading helicopter manufacturers, for the historic performance of the most distant flight ever made from the Brazilian coast. This flight was performed by a Leonardo Helicopters aircraft, model AW189 (using a belly tank), to… Read more »

Source: Omni Táxi Aéreo, 22-Aug-19

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London Air Ambulance appeal receives £2million boost

London Air Ambulance appeal receives £2million boost

London’s Air Ambulance Charity has announced it has received £250k from the HELP Appeal, the only charity in the country dedicated to funding hospital and air ambulance helipads, and £1.4million from the Department of Health and Social Care towards much needed redevelopment of its helipad base. A fundraising appeal was launched at the start of… Read more »

Source: London’s Air Ambulance, 22-Aug-19

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Garmin® to certify GFC 600H on the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

Garmin® to certify GFC 600H on the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced it will certify the GFC™ 600H flight control system for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter. The attitude-based (AHRS-derived) flight control system boasts a number of helicopter-tailored features, including attitude hold, Garmin Helicopter Electronic Stability and Protection (H-ESP™), dedicated return-to-level (LVL) mode, hover… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 22-Aug-19

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Airbus Helicopters Delivers 200th UH-72A Lakota

Airbus Helicopters Delivers 200th UH-72A Lakota

Airbus delivered the 200th UH-72A Lakota for training operations with the Army Aviation Center of Excellence in Fort Rucker, Ala. The aircraft represents the company’s 440th Lakota delivery since the program began in 2006, sustaining one of the Department of Defense’s only on-time, on-cost and on-quality Acquisition Category 1 (ACAT 1) programs over the last… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-Aug-19

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ARCH Air Medical’s 40th Year of Dedication to the St. Louis Area

ARCH Air Medical’s 40th Year of Dedication to the St. Louis Area

ARCH Air Medical Service, a division of Air Methods, will celebrate its 40th anniversary this week in St. Louis with current and past crew members present. The event, which will occur on Wednesday, Aug. 21 starting at 10:30 a.m. will be held at 2207 Scott Avenue in St. Louis. Crews and aircraft from all of… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 22-Aug-19

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VFS announces Student Design Winners

VFS announces Student Design Winners

 The Vertical Flight Society announces the winners of the 36th Annual Student Design Competition: the University of Maryland took top honors in the graduate category, while the collaborative team from University of Maryland and Universidad de Carlos III took first place in the undergraduate category. Airbus was this year’s sponsor of the competition this year with a total of… Read more »

Source: VFS, 22-Aug-19

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Online bookings open for new Isles of Scilly AW139 service

Online bookings open for new Isles of Scilly AW139 service

Prepare for take-off!  Penzance Helicopters today (20th August 2019) reveal that advance bookings for the new 2020 Isles of Scilly helicopter service is now available online at www.penzancehelicopters.co.uk The new operation takes off from 17th March 2020 and will be the only scheduled helicopter service for the Isles of Scilly, flying direct to both Tresco and St Mary’s… Read more »

Source: Penzance Helicopters, 20-Aug-19

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Countdown to WAI Girls in Aviation Day Underway

Countdown to WAI Girls in Aviation Day Underway

Women in Aviation International’s network of corporate members, partners and more than 130 chapters, are making their plans for individual events for Girls in Aviation Day 2019. Girls in Aviation Day is truly a worldwide event with activities planned by WAI chapters from Australia to the Netherlands, from India to Botswana. Dozens of Girls in… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation International, 20-Aug-19

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S.A.F.E. Successfully Completes STAGE 2 ISO 9001:2015 Audit

S.A.F.E. Successfully Completes STAGE 2 ISO 9001:2015 Audit

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of ergonomic safety-first aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment and specialty tooling, has announced the successful completion of the STAGE 2 ISO 9001:2015 Audit. With Stage 1 of the ISO 9001:2015 audit completed, S.A.F.E.’s focus was to continue… Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, 20-Aug-19

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NEXA Advisors Completes Landmark Urban Air Mobility Study

NEXA Advisors Completes Landmark Urban Air Mobility Study

NEXA Advisors and the Vertical Flight Society (VFS) announce the completion of a comprehensive year-long study, Urban Air Mobility—Economics and Global Markets. The groundbreaking NEXA report, undertaken in a partnership with VFS, contains forecasts for 74 metropolitan areas over the period of 2020 – 2040. The online databases include thousands of geocoded data features and… Read more »

Source: Vertical Flight Society, 20-Aug-19

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Leonardo delivers AW119Kx VIP to customer in Chile

Leonardo delivers AW119Kx VIP to customer in Chile

Leonardo announces the delivery of one AW119Kx VIP helicopter with a 24,000 ft. altitude kit to an undisclosed private customer in Chile. The unique altitude kit provides outstanding performance in the region’s tall Andes mountain peaks. This latest handover adds to over 20 helicopters already in service in the country including the AW119, AW109, AW139… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 20-Aug-19

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Bell 407GXi earns IFR certification

Bell 407GXi earns IFR certification

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Bell 407GXi. The certification is a requirement for the Navy Advanced Helicopter Training System competition, enabling the Bell 407GXi to replace the Bell TH-57 Sea Ranger as the… Read more »

Source: Bell, 20-Aug-19

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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