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US Army issues new policy to address 3D printed parts

US Army issues new policy to address 3D printed parts

As the Army explores the potential of some advanced manufacturing methods and 3D-printed parts to maintain and sustain its aviation fleet, recently published guidance aims to strike a balance between safety, improvements to readiness and escalating costs. Advanced manufacturing refers to new ways of making existing products and the production of new products using advances… Read more »

Source: US Army, 09-Sep-20

Bell announces delivery of Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit

Bell announces delivery of Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the delivery of the first Bell manufactured public safety configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit. “Bell is proud to deliver Alameda County Sheriff’s Office with one of the most technologically equipped short light single aircraft on the… Read more »

Source: Bell, 09-Sep-20

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09-Sep-20 N461RA Bell 206L1 Binghampton, US-New York

Precautionary field landing while on powerline  imaging work

09-Sep-20

NHS Hospital Helipads see 15,500 landings

NHS Hospital Helipads see 15,500 landings

The HELP Appeal, which improves helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) by funding the construction of new or upgraded hospital and air ambulance helipads, has announced there have been 15,500 landings on the NHS hospital helipads it has funded across the country. Since the charity’s creation in 2009, it has donated £20 million towards 39 new… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 08-Sep-20

Morocco, Netherlands and India to add Longbow fire control radar to AH-64E fleets

Morocco, Netherlands and India to add Longbow fire control radar to AH-64E fleets

The U.S. Army recently awarded LONGBOW Limited Liability Company (LBL), a joint venture of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), four Foreign Military Sales contracts to provide the AH-64E Apache helicopter AN/APG-78 LONGBOW Fire Control Radar (FCR) to Morocco, Netherlands, UAE and India Army. “The LBL team is excited to bring… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 08-Sep-20

Entrol certifies H135 FTD Level 3 simulator

Entrol certifies H135 FTD Level 3 simulator

This certification represents an important milestone for Entrol, as the H135 FTD Level 3 has been approved for Proficiency and Operators Checks. That will allow operators to optimize their training costs and expand the training they currently provide. All the components of the simulator, including flight model, systems and hardware panels, have been developed with… Read more »

Source: Entrol, 08-Sep-20

WA Surf Life Saving helicopters return to the skies

WA Surf Life Saving helicopters return to the skies

Surf Life Saving WA’s (SLSWA) state government funded Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopters will return to the skies this Saturday, 5 September as SLSWA predict an increase in beachgoers due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. “When COVID-19 restrictions were first introduced in March, we saw people flock to our beaches as a way to maintain their physical… Read more »

08-Sep-20

GPMS wins STC for Foresight Predictive HUMS on AS350

GPMS wins STC for Foresight Predictive HUMS on AS350

GPMS announced it has received an FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for its Foresight MX health monitoring system on the AS350 ‘AStar’ helicopter platform. The initial certification is on the H125 (AS350-B3). The company plans to file a Transport Canada CA and pursue EASA Approvals and STC Amendments to include B2 Variants. Said GPMS CEO… Read more »

Source: GPMS, 07-Sep-20

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SkyDrive raises $37M in Series B fundraising round

SkyDrive raises $37M in Series B fundraising round

SkyDrive Inc. (head office: Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo; Tomohiro Fukuzawa CEO announced today that it had completed a ¥3.9 billion Series B fundraising through the allocation of new shares to 10 investors, including Development Bank of Japan Inc. SkyDrive, a world-leading developer of urban air mobility solutions, is a budding maker of flying cars and heavy-load-specific… Read more »

Source: SkyDrive, 07-Sep-20

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Devon Air Ambulance: This Air Ambulance Week every second counts

Devon Air Ambulance: This Air Ambulance Week every second counts

Reaching someone in need of essential medical treatment quickly, whether that’s due to an accident or illness, really does make the difference to our patients. This Air Ambulance Week, Devon Air Ambulance will be highlighting its service, raising awareness of what it does, and taking the opportunity to say thank you to all of those… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 07-Sep-20

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Honeywell Unveils Next-Generation Avionics Lab for UAS and UAM

Honeywell Unveils Next-Generation Avionics Lab for UAS and UAM

A new research and development lab built by Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is demonstrating the company’s technological capabilities in both hardware and software for the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and urban air mobility (UAM) markets. The lab, which resembles a conceptual UAM vehicle flight deck with real hardware, is the first of its kind to demonstrate… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 07-Sep-20

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Scotlands Charity Air Ambulance charity asks former patients to share their stories

Scotlands Charity Air Ambulance charity asks former patients to share their stories

On average, a charity-funded air ambulance takes to the skies somewhere in the UK every 10 minutes – flying potentially life-saving care to the scene of serious illness or injury. This week the spotlight shines on the UK’s 39 helicopter air ambulances, operated by 21 separate charities, as they mark the nationwide Air Ambulance Week… Read more »

Source: Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance, 07-Sep-20

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Erickson takes over 214B and 214ST from Bell

Erickson takes over 214B and 214ST from Bell

Erickson Inc. and Bell Textron Inc. have announced the signed agreements to initiate the transfer of type certificates for the model 214 ST and B/B1 helicopters to Erickson Incorporated. The transfer will be processed through the FAA and is expected to be completed near the end of the year. The agreements replace the previous license… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 07-Sep-20

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Air Ambulance Week Launches Across The Midlands

Air Ambulance Week Launches Across The Midlands

This year the week centres on the theme ‘because every second counts’ highlighting the incredible care that is delivered daily by Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and the UK’s other 21 air ambulance operators. Throughout the week, Air Ambulances UK will highlight how Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and other regional air ambulance charities save lives every… Read more »

Source: Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, 07-Sep-20

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SAFE delivers AW119 maintenance stands to NY Dept of Environmental Protection

SAFE delivers AW119 maintenance stands to NY Dept of Environmental Protection

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs is proud to announce the completion of the project to design and implement custom designed AW119 maintenance stands for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. These custom stands offer both left and right side access for maintenance on the engine, transmission and rotor assemblies. The stands are OSHA compliant and… Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, 07-Sep-20

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Mi-171A2 certified in South Korea

Mi-171A2 certified in South Korea

The South Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) has validated the type certificate of Mi-171A2 helicopter, serially produced at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding company (part of the Rostec State Corporation). Validation of Mi-171A2 certificate confirms the compliance of design with local flight safety requirements and authorizes its use… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 07-Sep-20

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WAI Receives $15,000 Grant from the ISTAT Foundation

WAI Receives $15,000 Grant from the ISTAT Foundation

For the sixth year in a row, 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. As in past years, this grant will be used to expand the distribution of Aviation for Girls magazine with the ISTAT Foundation… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation International, 07-Sep-20

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06-Sep-20 N354PA Airbus AS350B2 Fort Greely, US-Alaska

Port side sliding door separated and hit main rotor disc.  Emergency landing

06-Sep-20

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Tokyo Metropolitan Government evaluates the AW609 tiltrotor’s unique capabilities to revolutionize connections with Ogasawara island

Tokyo Metropolitan Government evaluates the AW609 tiltrotor’s unique capabilities to revolutionize connections with Ogasawara island

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government recently announced the intention to evaluate the AW609 multirole commercial tiltrotor’s unique capabilities to deliver unprecedented levels of transport to Ogasawara island in the future. The distinguished characteristics of the world’s first commercial tiltrotor, combining turboprop-like performance (speed, range, altitude) and rotorcraft versatility (vertical take-off / landing and hovering) would deliver… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 04-Sep-20

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Ornge appoints Chief Medical Officer of Ornge

Ornge appoints Chief Medical Officer of Ornge

Following a comprehensive recruitment process and worldwide search, Ornge is pleased to announced the appointment of Dr. Bruce Sawadsky as Chief Medical Officer for Ornge. Dr Sawadsky has 20+ years of leadership within the provincial air ambulance program, including his role as Acting CMO since January, in addition to his role as a Transport Medicine… Read more »

Source: Ornge, 04-Sep-20

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SkyDrive makes first manned flight of SD-03 eVTOL

SkyDrive makes first manned flight of SD-03 eVTOL

SkyDrive Inc., a world-leading developer of urban air mobility solutions, is proud to announce that it conducted a public demonstration flight of its new SD-03 flying car model on August 25, 2020. It was the first public demonstration of a flying car in Japan. The flight took place at the 10,000-square-meter (approximately 2.5-acre) Toyota Test… Read more »

Source: SkyDrive, 04-Sep-20

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Transwest Helicopters returns to operations

Transwest Helicopters returns to operations

Transwest Helicopters has re-entered operations with a well-equipped Bell 412EP aircraft (C-GTWJ) perfectly suited for utility and fire firefighting applications. The aircraft has undergone a full refurbishment at the Transwest facility and is outfitted with a wire strike kit, the BLR Fast Fin, Strake Kit and BAMBI Max water bucket system as well as several… Read more »

Source: Transwest Helicopters, 04-Sep-20

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Metro Aviation Mechanic receives FAA’s most prestigious Technician award

Metro Aviation Mechanic receives FAA’s most prestigious Technician award

The Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award recognizes the lifetime accomplishments of senior mechanics and is awarded to a select group of professionals with 50 or more years of civil and military maintenance experience.  Metro Aviation is extremely proud of Metro technician Terry Peed who was recently recognized with the award. Terry began his impressive career… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 04-Sep-20

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Changes at the top for Onboard Systems

Changes at the top for Onboard Systems

Onboard Systems International, LLC, a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that Cory VanBuskirk has joined Onboard as President. In addition, Jason Lemmon will be stepping down as President to transition to his new role as Senior Advisor in the coming weeks. He will also remain on the Board of Directors… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 04-Sep-20

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Droniq and Yuneec create standard solution for integrated, European drone tracking

Droniq and Yuneec create standard solution for integrated, European drone tracking

Frankfurt-based company Droniq has entered into an exclusive cooperation with the drone manufacturer Yuneec. Yuneec’s H520 drones can be retrofitted with Droniq’s “HOD4track” from October 2020. This module enables tracking of the aircraft via LTE and its display in Droniq’s UAS Traffic Management System (UTM). The device, which has been specially manufactured for all H520… Read more »

Source: Droniq, 04-Sep-20

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Onboard Systems Sikorsky Black Hawk Replacement Cargo Hook Kit Certified by FAA

Onboard Systems Sikorsky Black Hawk Replacement Cargo Hook Kit Certified by FAA

Onboard Systems International, LLC, a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its replacement cargo hook kits for the Sikorsky UH-60A Black Hawk have been STC certified by the FAA. The new kits feature a dual solenoid design to eliminate the need for high-cost Cartridge Activated Devices (CADs) for back-up release… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 03-Sep-20

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Summit Aviation intalls Garmin G500H TXi in MD520N

Summit Aviation intalls Garmin G500H TXi in MD520N

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced that it has been awarded the Supplemental Type Certificate for the installation of Garmin’s G500H TXi Flight Display System on MDHI 500N series aircraft. The latest in electronic glass cockpit instrumentation, the G500H TXi brings increased levels of reliability, adaptability and affordability to helicopter operations. Available in both… Read more »

Source: Summit Aviation, 03-Sep-20

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Wings Air Helicopters Puts Newly Acquired SHOTOVER F1 to Work

Wings Air Helicopters Puts Newly Acquired SHOTOVER F1 to Work

Kicking off the 2020 MTV VMAs this past weekend from high above Manhattan at Edge Hudson Yards and Skyline Drive-In in Greenpoint, Wings Air Helicopters took things to the next level for The Weeknd’s opening performance with their SHOTOVER F1. Working in conjunction with fellow SHOTOVER customers, Team5, Vancal Cine, and Aerial Filmworks, Javier Diaz,… Read more »

Source: SHOTOVER, 03-Sep-20

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Valley Med Flight is now Guardian Flight

Valley Med Flight is now Guardian Flight

Valley Med Flight, a leading provider of air medical services in the upper Midwest, announced it will now operate under a new name: Guardian Flight. The title matches that of Valley Med Flight’s parent company, Guardian Flight, and is a more substantial reflection of the organization’s operations, service, and expertise. “We are excited to announce… Read more »

Source: Guardian Flight, 03-Sep-20

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Bristow Group to Present at the 2020 Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference

Bristow Group to Present at the 2020 Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), one of the largest helicopter operators in the world, will present a virtual presentation at the Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference held on September 8-10, 2020. Bristow’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Chris Bradshaw, will present on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 3:45 p.m. ET and participate in investor meetings throughout… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 03-Sep-20

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£600,000 helipad operational at Hull Royal Infirmary

£600,000 helipad operational at Hull Royal Infirmary

Helicopters are now able to fly critically ill and injured patients directly to Hull Royal Infirmary after its new £600,000 helipad was declared operational. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has completed the major construction project so patients seriously hurt in accidents across East and North Yorkshire and parts of Lincolnshire can be flown into… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 03-Sep-20

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Brazilian operator Aeroleo rebranded as Bristow

Brazilian operator Aeroleo rebranded as Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the largest offshore helicopter operator in the world, announced today it will rename its Aeróleo division in Brazil to Bristow and remain focused on its support of the oil and gas industry and other vertical lift solutions. Bristow has been an integral part of the oil and gas industry in… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 02-Sep-20

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Tokyo to evaluate AW609 for Ogasawara link

Tokyo to evaluate AW609 for Ogasawara link

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government recently announced the intention to evaluate the AW609 multirole commercial tiltrotor’s unique capabilities to deliver unprecedented levels of transport to Ogasawara island in the future. The distinguished characteristics of the world’s first commercial tiltrotor, combining turboprop-like performance (speed, range, altitude) and rotorcraft versatility (vertical take-off / landing and hovering) would deliver… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 02-Sep-20

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StandardAero launches engine trading solutions business unit

StandardAero launches engine trading solutions business unit

StandardAero has announced the launch of a new business unit to support business aviation operators with comprehensive Engine Trading Solutions (ETS) with multiple, affordable options to help extend lifecycles for legacy aircraft. Due to overwhelming market interest in these services, StandardAero is offering OEM-aligned engine trading solutions on platforms both for which the company already… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 02-Sep-20

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OAS Helicopters signs up for ENVISION

OAS Helicopters signs up for ENVISION

OAS Helicopters, the Nigerian charter operator, has awarded Rusada a contract for the use and implementation of its MRO and Flight Operations software, ENVISION. Odengene Air Shuttle Services Limited (OAS) has operated in the region since 1992. Headquartered in Lagos and operating out of Port Harcourt, OAS recently acquired a new AW139 helicopter for use… Read more »

Source: Rusada, 02-Sep-20

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HAI hires VP of Operations

HAI hires VP of Operations

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce the hiring of Michael J. Hertzendorf (US Army, Ret.) as vice president of operations. Hertzendorf will oversee HAI’s work for its members in flight operations, maintenance and technology, safety, and education. He will also work closely with HAI’s Government Affairs Department to ensure HAI members across the… Read more »

Source: HAI, 01-Sep-20

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MDHI Receives Certification for MD530F MGTOW Increase to 3,350 lb

MDHI Receives Certification for MD530F MGTOW Increase to 3,350 lb

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) has received FAA certification to increase its MD 530F single engine helicopter’s internal max gross take-off weight (MGTOW) from 3,100 to 3,350 lb. This increase allows the MD 530F to support extended range, increased mission versatility, more time on target, and additional mission equipment options. “We’re pleased to provide our current… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 01-Sep-20

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DRF – Lufthansa joint venture adds Airbus H135-H145 full flight simulator

DRF – Lufthansa joint venture adds Airbus H135-H145 full flight simulator

Ready for training: Lufthansa Aviation Training puts its first own helicopter simulator into service after receiving approval from the German Federal Aviation Authority. A new Level D full-flight simulator of the Airbus H145/135 type has joined the existing training fleet at the Frankfurt training location since August 27, 2020 and is available to customers for… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 01-Sep-20

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Police Aviation News – September 2020 Edition

The September 2020 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.

Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Sep-20

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01-Sep-20 N139HN Airbus EC130 Winchester, US-Kentucky

Emergency landing in field after engine issues

01-Sep-20

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Budget cut puts Sonoma County Bell 407 at risk

Budget cut puts Sonoma County Bell 407 at risk

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s helicopter rescue unit that just saved two Marin County firefighters trapped in the midst of the Woodward Fire last Friday night is at risk of being eliminated due to budget shortfalls. See Full Story. 

Source: CBSN Bay Area, 31-Aug-20

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Utah DPS flights up, but budget remains flat

Utah DPS flights up, but budget remains flat

The Utah Department of Public Safety Aero Bureau’s flight numbers are increasing, with most calls coming from sheriff’s department search and rescues. Despite the increase, the state legislature budget has roughly remained the same over the past five years. See Full Story.

31-Aug-20

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Belgian aviation police chief moved to different role pending investigation

Belgian aviation police chief moved to different role pending investigation

Belgium’s aviation police chief has been moved to an administrative department following outrage over images of a policewoman apparently performing a Nazi salute as colleagues restrained an injured inmate who later died. See Full Story.

Source: Aviation Pros, 31-Aug-20

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Island Express Helicopters sues ATC over Kobe Bryant accident

Island Express Helicopters sues ATC over Kobe Bryant accident

Island Express Helicopters, who operated the Sikorsky S76 in the accident that killed basketball player Kobe Bryant and eight others has filed a cross-complaint against two air traffic controllers, according to court records cited by USA Today.

Source: USA Today, 31-Aug-20

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RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helps launch Road Safety Week

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helps launch Road Safety Week

Bundaberg emergency services and RACQ LifeFlight Rescue have come together to drive home important safety messages, to launch Queensland Road Safety Week 2020. Queensland Police Service officers, Queensland Fire and Emergency Service personnel and Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics regularly work together with rescue helicopter crews to assist crash victims across the region. Today, they… Read more »

Source: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue, 31-Aug-20

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Stornoway SAR team completes 1,000th tasking

Stornoway SAR team completes 1,000th tasking

HM Coastguard’s Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter team at Stornoway in the Western Isles completed their 1,000th tasking since 2013, with the recovery of a group of people stuck on coastal rocks in the Highlands. Captain Dan Lewis, senior first officer Marc Grant, winch operator James Lyne and winchman Andy Walker were called to the… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 31-Aug-20

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Heliservice working with Rega on AW169 service introduction

Heliservice working with Rega on AW169 service introduction

In the course of the preparations for a new all-weather capable Rescue Helicopter, the AW169-FIPS, the Swiss Rescue Operator Rega conducts different flight and navigation test this week with a AW169 of HeliService in Switzerland. On Monday, August 17th, 2020, pilots from Rega flew a Leonardo AW169 from the North Sea in Emden, Germany to… Read more »

Source: HeliService, 31-Aug-20

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Tasman Helicopters sold

Tasman Helicopters sold

GCH Aviation has again boosted its investment in tourism infrastructure with the purchase of Tasman Helicopters in Nelson. GCH Aviation Group Chief Executive, Andrew Currie says the purchase of Tasman Helicopters expands the group’s scenic and commercial aviation services across New Zealand and the Pacific, establishing it as one of New Zealand’s major tourism aviation… Read more »

Source: GCH Aviation, 31-Aug-20

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29-Aug-20 B-7537 Robinson R44 Longnan, China (1F)

Hit lines while on low level agricultural spraying ops.  Pilot died

29-Aug-20

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29-Aug-20 HC-CVB Robinson R66 Manta, Ecuador

Heavy landing which resulted in the starboard skid ripped off, main blades damaged, tail strike which destroyed tail blades Registration to be confirmed as HC-CVB is also reported as a Bell 505

29-Aug-20

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World First – Logistics supply to offshore rig by UAV

World First – Logistics supply to offshore rig by UAV

Schiebel, together with partner Nordic Unmanned, successfully demonstrated to Norwegian energy company Equinor the cargo delivery capability of its Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) CAMCOPTER® S-100 to offshore platform Troll A. This is a world’s first in terms of full-scale offshore UAV delivery from shore to an active oil and gas installation. The exercise simulated the… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 28-Aug-20

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28-Aug-20 5N-BQW Bell 206B Opebi, Nigeria (3F)

Helicopter crashed into the yard in a built-up area, killing two of three occupants on impact.  Third is reported to have later died in hospital. Images show mast and main rotor blades largely intact, suggesting it descended upright and vertically.  Location is about 3km east of Lagos Airport.

28-Aug-20

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28-Aug-30 JA332T Airbus AS332L1 Nagaoka, Japan

The aircraft took off from the temporary helipad, and was transporting a cargo, and unintentionally dropped the cargo (about 790kg, construction materials) on a grass field near the temporary helipad from a height of about 25m around 9:50 JST. Cargo was old steel tower members, weight: about 790 kilograms.

28-Aug-20

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MedForce Joins Metro Family

MedForce Joins Metro Family

MedForce Aeromedical Transport is the newest air medical service to join the Metro Family. Founded in 2000, the Quad City helicopter emergency service has provided transport in and around Eastern Iowa, West-Central Illinois, and portions of Northeast Missouri. Metro Aviation will provide aviation services for the program’s two bases located in Colona, Illinois and West… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 27-Aug-20

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Euramec and GeoSim partner with unique Aerial Firefighting Simulation solution

Euramec and GeoSim partner with unique Aerial Firefighting Simulation solution

Euramec, the European flight simulation solution providers team up with Australia’s GeoSim to deliver Vulcan, a unique aerial firefighting simulation solution. “Development of the GeoSim Vulcan Firefighting Simulation solution was already well under way before these devastating wildfires in Australia in 2019,” Charles Du Plessis, MD GeoSim explained. “Our country is a on the frontline… Read more »

Source: Euramec, 27-Aug-20

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Russian Helicopters sign a contract for the development of modern shipborne helicopter

Russian Helicopters sign a contract for the development of modern shipborne helicopter

Russian Helicopters holding company (part of the Rostecstate corporation) has signed a contract with the Russian Ministry of Defense for the development of a modern shipborne helicopter. A signing ceremony was held as part of the International Military-Technical Forum “ARMY-2020”, which is taking place in the Patriotic Park of Recreation and Leisure “Patriot” in the… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 27-Aug-20

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The Aviation Centre adds commercial licence to training offerings in Mallorca

The Aviation Centre adds commercial licence to training offerings in Mallorca

Already offering helicopter sightseeing, dining, trial lessons, and Private Pilot Licence (PPLH) training for the best part of a decade, The Aviation Centre is now fully approved to offer the complete Commercial Pilot Licence (CPLH) course here in Mallorca. It puts the company in a very select group of European flying schools who are able… Read more »

Source: The Aviation Centre, 27-Aug-20

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Rostec to deliver first Mi-26T2 to the Ministry of Emergency Situations

Rostec to deliver first Mi-26T2 to the Ministry of Emergency Situations

Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec) and the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations agreed on the delivery of the first heavy Mi-26T2 helicopter to the department’s needs. The contract was signed during the International Military-Technical Forum ARMY-2020. Mi-26T2 is an upgraded version of the Mi-26T heavy transport helicopter. It has received modern avionics, enabling… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 27-Aug-20

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Russian Helicopters to supply two Mi-38 helicopters to the Ministry of Defense

Russian Helicopters to supply two Mi-38 helicopters to the Ministry of Defense

Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) signed a contract with the Ministry of Defense for supplying two Mi-38 helicopters with a highly comfortable cabin. A ceremony to mark that was held as part of the International Military-Technical Forum “ARMY-2020″, which is taking place in the Patriotic Park of Recreation and Leisure “Patriot”… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 27-Aug-20

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Bell Delivers 505 Jet Ranger X to Southern Utah University

Bell Delivers 505 Jet Ranger X to Southern Utah University

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the delivery of a Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Southern Utah University (SUU) for its existing fleet of helicopters used to conduct student training. “SUU has been a Bell customer for more than 20 years, and its Professional Pilot Aviation Program currently operates two Bell… Read more »

Source: Bell, 26-Aug-20

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IHSF Compiles Technology List Focused on Reducing Helicopter Accidents

IHSF Compiles Technology List Focused on Reducing Helicopter Accidents

In 2014, the European Safety Promotion Network Rotorcraft (ESPN-R) and the Netherlands Research Center (NLR) conducted a sweeping analysis of helicopter safety technologies and produced a report titled “The Potential of Technologies to Mitigate Helicopter Accident Factors”. This study analyzed 145 different safety technologies and created a matrix of these technologies integrated with Standard Problem… Read more »

Source: IHSF, 26-Aug-20

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26-Aug-20 RA-04393 Robinson R44 Krasnaya Polyana, Russia

Details sketchy, but helicopter damaged and 2 of 4 POB were injured.

26-Aug-20

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GVH Aerospace secures contract with Heli-Union

GVH Aerospace secures contract with Heli-Union

GVH Aerospace’s sea tray product has been selected by Heli-Union for the French Navy’s interim naval helicopter program. The French Navy will lease 12 AS365 Dauphin helicopters to bridge the period between the withdrawal from service of the Alouette III helicopter and the arrival of the H160M Guépard helicopter. The GVH Aerospace sea tray product… Read more »

Source: GVH Aerospace, 25-Aug-20

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Russian Helicopters will present products at the Army-2020 forum

Russian Helicopters will present products at the Army-2020 forum

The Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) will present a wide range of military helicopters at the Army-2020 International Military-Technical Forum, which will be held from 23 to 29 August in the Moscow Region. As part of the static exposition of the holding in the Patriot Park, the upgraded Mi-35P and Mi-35M… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 25-Aug-20

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Rostec begins serial production of the updated Mi-35P

Rostec begins serial production of the updated Mi-35P

The Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec state corporation) has begun mass production of the updated Mi-35P combat helicopters at the Rostvertol enterprise. The first model of the helicopter completed the program of typical flight tests, confirming the declared flight performance and the correctness of the implemented design changes. Army-2020 Russian Helicopters Holding (part… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 25-Aug-20

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Russian Helicopters presents its latest high-speed blade technology

Russian Helicopters presents its latest high-speed blade technology

The Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation), within the framework of the Army-2020 International Military-Technical Forum, presented a new-shaped all-composite helicopter blade that will increase the maximum speed of Mi-28 and Mi-35 combat helicopter. This blade possesses new elastic-mass and aerodynamic characteristics; it is manufactured using the technology of one-step molding in… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 25-Aug-20

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GrandView Aviation Earns Coveted Rank on Inc. 5000’s Fastest-Growing Companies List

GrandView Aviation Earns Coveted Rank on Inc. 5000’s Fastest-Growing Companies List

GrandView Aviation, Maryland’s largest private jet and helicopter charter operator, announced that it was named to Inc. Magazine’s 2020 Inc. 5000 list, their third year on the list. According to Inc., companies on this year’s presitigious list produced an aggregate revenue of $209 billion in 2019. GrandView has defined its consistent reputation on the Inc…. Read more »

Source: GrandView Aviation, 25-Aug-20

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Shotover B1 camera system wins 2020 NZ Hi-Tech award

Shotover B1 camera system wins 2020 NZ Hi-Tech award

Serko was the big winner at the 2020 Hi-Tech Awards tonight, claiming the PwC Hi-Tech Company of the Year category. For the first time ever the Awards gathering took place virtually with a huge audience coming together remotely via a livestream to celebrate the successes of New Zealand hitech companies across 14 categories. In selecting… Read more »

Source: SHOTOVER, 25-Aug-20

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DRF Luftrettung warns of danger from drones

DRF Luftrettung warns of danger from drones

Completely unexpectedly a few days ago a drone approached the intensive care transport helicopter (ITH) “Christoph 54” of the DRF air rescue at the airfield in Freiburg shortly after its take-off. The DRF pilot did not have to evade on her mission flight to Lörrach, but the unmanned flight system suddenly got in her way… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 25-Aug-20

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25-Aug-20 N276TH Sikorsky S76C West Palm Beach, US-Florida

Landing gear collapsed while taxying after landing. 2POB not injured

25-Aug-20

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25-Aug-20 N160SH Airbus AS350B2 Tuxedni Bay, US-Alaska

Engine failed while hovering over mountainous terrain.  Heavy landing and helicopter rolled onto its side.  Pilot not injured Helicopter was being operated for HighGold Mining, who issued this related press release

25-Aug-20

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European Rotors event to feature fire fighting training

European Rotors event to feature fire fighting training

Forest fires are no longer private issue of southern Europe. Climate change and the increasing awareness of the general public about the economic and social value of nature have brought forest fires to headlines in all the continent. In 2019, forest fires caused the burning of an area of 174.924 hectares in Europe, and the… Read more »

Source: European Rotors, 24-Aug-20

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New 5 seat helicopter will turn private flying on its head

New 5 seat helicopter will turn private flying on its head

British engineer Jason Hill has been flying helicopters for nearly 20 years, and has more recently been developing a five-seat three-blade turbine helicopter that will not be “just another new helicopter”. Instead, he is aiming to disrupt the helicopter industry at least as much as Elon Musk has disrupted the car industry with his Tesla… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Aug-20

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Changes coming for heliport at Macau International Airport

Changes coming for heliport at Macau International Airport

Macau International Airport Company Limited (CAM) launched the kick-off meeting for the design phase of the Terminal 2 and Heliport of Macau International Airport (MIA) on 18 Aug 2020, marking a significant milestone for the Pac On project. The current designed passenger capacity of MIA is about 7.8 million. In 2019, the annual passenger volume… Read more »

Source: Macau International Airport, 24-Aug-20

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Kaman appoints new President & CEO

Kaman appoints new President & CEO

Kaman Corporation (the “Company”) announced the retirement of Neal J. Keating as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and the appointment of Ian K. Walsh as the incoming CEO. This announcement represents the culmination of a multi-year initiative by the Board of Directors to support a smooth transition to new leadership while maintaining… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 24-Aug-20

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