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Esterline Signs Strategic Agreement with StandardAero

Esterline Signs Strategic Agreement with StandardAero

 Esterline is pleased to announce that its CMC Electronics (CMC) business unit signed an agreement with StandardAero to partner on rotorcraft retrofits. The companies will jointly pursue business opportunities for commercial, military and government aviation upgrades and modernisation for medium- to heavy-lift helicopters. The agreement would include such CMC products as MFD 10-inch smart displays,… Read more »

Source: Esterline, 04-Mar-19

Babcock swaps aircraft between UK and Australia

Babcock swaps aircraft between UK and Australia

Babcock has in the last week completed a fleet move that saw two helicopters moving from UK to Australia, and two coming back on the return flight. The move was completed by freight specialists Volga-Dnepr Airlines (VDA), using an Antonov An-124 aircraft.  After shipping two Leonardo AW139 helicopters from Prestwick UK to Melbourne in Australia, VDA… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Mar-19

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Bell first manufacturer to certify HUMS in light single-engine

Bell first manufacturer to certify HUMS in light single-engine

As innovators and a leader in smart, digital vertical-lift aircraft, Bell is now the first OEM to certify a Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) for a light single-engine aircraft. The Bell 407 HUMS monitoring covers drive system, engine, rotors, and it provides estimates of remaining useful life to help bring predictability to maintenance needs…. Read more »

Source: Bell, 01-Mar-19

Sikorsky prepares HH-60W for flight test

Sikorsky prepares HH-60W for flight test

Two fully assembled HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopters (CRH), built by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), are preparing for their maiden flights, which will occur before mid-year at the Sikorsky West Palm Beach site in Florida. Both aircraft, which are being built for the U.S. Air Force, were transported late last year to West… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 01-Mar-19

Airbus customizable multi-service offer for MRO

Airbus customizable multi-service offer for MRO

HCare Infinite is the Airbus Helicopters turnkey solution made for customers who wants to move from traditional Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services to a global service based on fleet availability commitments. It is carefully designed for operators who want to focus on their missions, but also who wish to keep a streamlined and predictive… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Mar-19

Metro Aviation purchases Guardian Mobility

Metro Aviation purchases Guardian Mobility

Metro Aviation continues to expand its services with the recent purchase of Guardian Mobility, a Canadian-based provider of solutions for global tracking, voice and data communications, flight data monitoring (FDM) and analytics services. Guardian’s G4 product provides global, real-time user tracking and two-way messaging in one device, and brings with it the added benefit of… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 01-Mar-19

Twirly Birds Announce the 2019 Les Morris Award Recipient

Twirly Birds Announce the 2019 Les Morris Award Recipient

International helicopter pilot organization, Twirly Birds, has announced the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Les Morris award as Twirly Bird member, Mr. Gary Young. Young spent over 37 years with Bell Helicopter where he served as pilot, test pilot, instructor pilot, management and an innovative spirit to the company in several roles over his long… Read more »

Source: Twirly Birds, 01-Mar-19

Twirly Birds Announce Annual Meeting at Heli-Expo 2019

Twirly Birds Announce Annual Meeting at Heli-Expo 2019

International helicopter pilot organization, Twirly Birds, will again hold their annual membership meeting in conjunction with the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday 5 March 2019 beginning at 5 p.m. at the Omni Hotel Atlanta at CNN Center, Maple Room. General membership qualification requirements are to have flown solo in a… Read more »

Source: Twirly Birds, 01-Mar-19

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MD500 Dual Cargo Hook kit with Y-Rope from Onboard Systems

MD500 Dual Cargo Hook kit with Y-Rope from Onboard Systems

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its Dual Cargo Hook Kit for the MD500 series has been STC certified by the FAA. This cargo hook system meets the 14 CFR part 27 certification requirements for Human External Cargo (HEC) and has been built around a… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 01-Mar-19

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HFI Online Auction Is Open

HFI Online Auction Is Open

It’s here: the Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) Online Silent Auction is now open. Take home a unique rotorcraft experience today! Go to BiddingforGood.com/HFI now to view and bid on an exciting range of items, including training, communications equipment, helicopter tours, artwork, and much more! You can bid 24/7 on your computer, smartphone, or tablet until… Read more »

Source: HFI, 01-Mar-19

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PS Engineering New Digital Audio Controller

PS Engineering New Digital Audio Controller

For almost 35 years, PS Engineering has established itself as the premier audio control manufacturer in General Aviation. PS Engineering is the only company providing an FAA TSO’d special mission audio controller with MultiTalker™, a 3-Dimensional sound placement system to help pilots differentiate the various radios they monitor simultaneously. Since the original PAC45 was introduced… Read more »

Source: PS Engineering, 01-Mar-19

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Continued Partnership between Spectrum Aeromed and North Memorial Health

Continued Partnership between Spectrum Aeromed and North Memorial Health

Spectrum Aeromed is proud to announce their continued relationship with North Memorial Health. Collaborating for over 20 years, Spectrum Aeromed and Minnesota-based North Memorial Health have a long-standing relationship. Most recently, Spectrum Aeromed worked to customize the interior of an AgustaWestland AW109S Helicopter. This was the seventh customization that Spectrum Aeromed has completed for the… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 01-Mar-19

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Cadorath and Airbus Complete Partnership

Cadorath and Airbus Complete Partnership

Cadorath and Airbus Helicopters recognized their partnership at Heli-Expo 2019 being held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA on March 5 th . Cadorath will provide D-Level single part repairs for the Dauphin family (365/155) of helicopters. The subsequent approval and performance of these repairs will be based out of Cadorath’s Winnipeg,… Read more »

Source: Cadorath, 01-Mar-19

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AMS Heli Design Introduces Revolutionary Helicopter Shipping Platform

AMS Heli Design Introduces Revolutionary Helicopter Shipping Platform

AMS Heli Design, LLC is proud to present a revolutionary concept for the helicopter shipping that will allow shipment of  helicopters in standard 40ft containers with tailboom installed, providing  incredible savings in shipping cost. The device consists of a frame with a lifting device hydraulically operated and electrically controlled that can be used on several… Read more »

Source: AMS Heli Design, 28-Feb-19

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Isles of Scilly spoiler operation runs out of steam

Isles of Scilly spoiler operation runs out of steam

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company (“Steamship”) is reported saying that it will not be restarting its helicopter operation after its self-enforced winter break, leaving the route wide open for the new operator.  Led by the tenant of the island of Tresco, the new operation will fly a Leonardo AW139 helicopter between the new Penzance Heliport and the Scilly… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Feb-19

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27-Feb-19 9M-AMI Airbus H125 Pathibhara, Nepal (7F)

Initial reports suggest the helicopter entered cloud and struck a cliff, locally known as Sisne Bhir. Helicopter consumed in post crash fire.  Crash site is located at around 10,000 feet. This report states that the fatalities were Rabindra Adhikari, Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Ang Tshiring Sherpa, managing director of Yeti Airlines and the chairman… Read more »

28-Feb-19

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Genesys Aerosystems earns STC on Airbus EC145e

Genesys Aerosystems earns STC on Airbus EC145e

Genesys Aerosystems announced that it has received Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for its avionics suite utilizing the IDU-450 featuring 8.0H software on the Airbus Helicopters EC-145e. The IDU-450 coupled with the recently announced IFR HeliSAS allows operators to fly IFR either in single or dual pilot operations. The Genesys configuration certified on the EC-145e includes… Read more »

Source: Genesys Aerosystems, 27-Feb-19

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Rosoboronexport Holds Meaningful Talks with India at Aero India 2019

Rosoboronexport Holds Meaningful Talks with India at Aero India 2019

Within the Aero India 2019 international aerospace exhibition, which was held in the territory of the Yelahanka airbase in the city of Bangalore on February 20-24, the delegation of JSC Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec Corporation) conducted a series of productive negotiations and consultations with the Indian partners on military and technical cooperation, which resulted in signing… Read more »

Source: Rostec Corporation, 27-Feb-19

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HAL Signs MoU for Stage-2 of new heli plant in Tumakuru

HAL Signs MoU for Stage-2 of new heli plant in Tumakuru

HAL signed an MoU with CPWD for the execution of the stage 2 works of  Infrastructure development works at its Green Field Helicopter factory in Tumakuru  at the on-going Aero India. The MoU was signed by Mr GVS Bhaskar, Chief  Executive Officer, Helicopter Complex and Mr Rajesh Jain, Chief Project Manager (CPM), HAL project zone, CPWD in the… Read more »

Source: HAL, 27-Feb-19

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North West Air Ambulance now carries blood on board

North West Air Ambulance now carries blood on board

Roadside and in-the-field blood administration is possible across the North West for the first time as paramedics and consultants aboard the North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA) introduce blood on board to its helicopters, in collaboration with Blood Bikes Manchester, North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) and the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust Transfusion Service (SRFT)…. Read more »

Source: North West Air Ambulance Charity, 27-Feb-19

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L3 Technologies and Harris stockholders to vote on merger

L3 Technologies and Harris stockholders to vote on merger

L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) (“L3”) announced that it has set a date for a special meeting of its stockholders to consider and vote on various proposals necessary to close the previously announced proposed merger with Harris Corporation (“Harris”) and certain other matters. The special meeting will be held on April 4, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., Eastern Time, at the offices of Simpson… Read more »

Source: L3 Technologies, 27-Feb-19

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HFI announces $70,000 in 2019 Scholarships

HFI announces $70,000 in 2019 Scholarships

Helicopter Foundation International (HFI), the charitable arm of Helicopter Association International, is pleased to announce the 20 recipients of scholarships for 2019. Available to aviation students around the world, these scholarships support HFI’s long-standing mission to educate the next generation of helicopter professionals. This year’s awards include six scholarships for students in helicopter maintenance technician… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Foundation International, 27-Feb-19

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Frasca Delivers AS350 Simulator to TEMSCO Helicopters

Frasca Delivers AS350 Simulator to TEMSCO Helicopters

TEMSCO Helicopters, based in Ketchikan, Alaska has recently taken delivery of a FRASCA built AS350B2 Helicopter Flight Training Device (FTD).TEMSCO, along with NorthStar and Coastal Helicopters will use the FTD to train their staff pilots. The main focus of the FTD will be training new tour pilots on routes and for transitioning from piston helicopters… Read more »

Source: Frasca, 27-Feb-19

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Bell V-280 Valor is the only rotorcraft on 2018 Collier Trophy shortlist

Bell V-280 Valor is the only rotorcraft on 2018 Collier Trophy shortlist

The National Aeronautic Association announced that 11 aviation and space achievements will compete for the 2018 Robert J. Collier Trophy. For 107 years, the Collier Trophy has been the benchmark of aerospace achievement. Awarded annually “… for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America,” it has been bestowed upon some of the most… Read more »

Source: The National Aeronautic Association, 27-Feb-19

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Devon Air Ambulance welcomes accolades

Devon Air Ambulance welcomes accolades

It’s been quite a month already for Devon’s Air Ambulances operationally, but this week sees the Trust celebrating a One Star accreditation, recognising very good levels of employee engagement and coming in at number 51 in the 100 Best Not for Profit Companies to work for. Martin Bell, Retail and People Development Director commented “This… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 27-Feb-19

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Sundance Helicopters Partners with Southern Utah University

Sundance Helicopters Partners with Southern Utah University

Sundance Helicopters, Inc., and the Sundance Skypath Program has partnered with Southern Utah University in Cedar City Utah to bring the helicopter pilot development program to the university’s pilot candidate students. The SkyPath program defines a career pathway and mentoring for future professional aviators and also ensures a consistent, efficient, and effective pipeline for Sundance… Read more »

Source: Sundance Helicopters, 27-Feb-19

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FAA Acting Administrator to Attend Heli-Expo 2019

FAA Acting Administrator to Attend Heli-Expo 2019

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Federal Aviation Association (FAA) Acting Administrator Daniel K. Elwell is scheduled to attend HAI HELI-EXPO 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 5, 2019. Administrator Elwell will participate in a “fireside chat” with HAI president and CEO Matthew Zuccaro, where they will discuss a selection of topics… Read more »

Source: HAI, 27-Feb-19

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MINT Turbines Announces Acquisition of New Vertical Machining Center

MINT Turbines Announces Acquisition of New Vertical Machining Center

M International is pleased to announce its flagship MRO facility MINT Turbines, LLC (Stroud, Oklahoma), an approved P&WC PT6A and PT6T and Honeywell certificated Authorized Service Center for the T53 series of gas turbine engines plus components and accessories, has purchased and installed a new Hyundai KF 4600 Linear Machining Center. “This equipment represents the… Read more »

Source: M International, 27-Feb-19

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Robinson R22 Celebrates 40 Years

Robinson R22 Celebrates 40 Years

 Robinson’s R22 officially turns 40-years-old on March 16th. In celebration, at this year’s Heli Expo convention in Atlanta, Robinson will display a new R22 (S/N 4797, N40YR) painted in the same scheme and colors as the very first R22 (S/N 0001). While the exterior will pay tribute to the R22’s origins, the interior will showcase… Read more »

Source: Robinson, 27-Feb-19

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Kopter SH09 successfully completed initial flight tests

Kopter SH09 successfully completed initial flight tests

Following its first flight on 22 November 2018, Kopter’s SH09 third prototype (P3) completed more than 50 hours of testing at the company facility in Mollis, Switzerland, where it has been produced and it is currently supported. The aircraft climbed up to 5,000 ft and reached a speed of 126 kts, while performing a series… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 27-Feb-19

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HeliMods becomes CASR 21.J Approved Design Organisation

HeliMods becomes CASR 21.J Approved Design Organisation

Sunshine Coast aerospace technology business HeliMods has been approved by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) as one of only six active organisations in the world to receive CASR Subpart 21.J – Approved Design Organisation status. In receiving this approval, HeliMods joins the likes of prestigious global aviation organisations including Lufthansa Technik, Northrop Grumman and… Read more »

Source: HeliMods, 27-Feb-19

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ACH makes Pacific region debut

ACH makes Pacific region debut

Airbus Helicopters welcomes Melbourne-based operator Microflite as launch customer, as the helicopter manufacturer introduces to Australia and the Pacific region its premium private and business aviation helicopter brand Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH), providing a tailored offering to meet the demanding expectations of the corporate and VIP markets. Microflite is due to take delivery of an… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Feb-19

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SEI introduces the BAMBI MAX Enhanced Valve

SEI introduces the BAMBI MAX Enhanced Valve

SEI Industries is best know for its invention of the worldfamous BAMBI Bucket that now services 95% of the world’s aerial firefighting water bucket market. As the aerial firefighting product line evolves, SEI engineers continue to make improvements to the existing products based on feedback from customers in the field. The BAMBI MAX enhanced valve… Read more »

Source: SEI Industries, 26-Feb-19

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American Airlines partners with Blade at JFK and LAX

American Airlines partners with Blade at JFK and LAX

American Airlines is expanding its exclusive Five Star Service options for its top customers traveling through Los Angeles (LAX) and New York (JFK). The new additions offer off-terminal entrance and private screening service with The Private Suite in LAX and a unique effortless travel experience to JFK or LAX airports with Blade, a digitally powered aviation company…. Read more »

Source: American Airlines, 26-Feb-19

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STARS Air Ambulance picks SKYTRAC Push-to-Talk for H145 fleet

STARS Air Ambulance picks SKYTRAC Push-to-Talk for H145 fleet

Calgary-based STARS Air Ambulance has selected SKYTRAC Push-to-Talk with real-time in-flight data transfer capability for its Airbus H145 fleet renewal program. The lightweight SKYTRAC hardware kit will enable fast and reliable group-talk, simultaneous uninterrupted flight tracking, and onboard satellite and cellular data transfer capabilities. The package supports real-time in-flight data streaming from any connected device… Read more »

Source: SKYTRAC, 26-Feb-19

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Honeywell’s hybrid-electric turbogenerator to debut at Heli-Expo 2019

Honeywell’s hybrid-electric turbogenerator to debut at Heli-Expo 2019

A new hybrid-electric turbogenerator from Honeywell (NYSE: HON) will make its debut at the HAI HELI-EXPO in Atlanta next month to showcase the company’s growing role in the urban air mobility segment, highlighted by Honeywell advancements in electric and hybrid-electric propulsion systems. Honeywell’s prototype system combines the rugged, flight-proven HTS900 engine with two compact, high-power… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 26-Feb-19

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26-Feb-19 G-HWKS Robinson R44 Sketrick Island, UK

Helicopter struck and broke power cable, but landed OK in a very tight location

26-Feb-19

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Government of Quebec support Bell project

Government of Quebec support Bell project

On Friday, February 22, the Minister of Economy and Innovation and Minister Responsible for the Lanaudière Region, Pierre Fitzgibbon, announced that phase 3 of the SA2GE project will encompass four promising projects. Totalling $50M (including $25M in subsidies), phase 3 of the SA2GE project will continue until March 31, 2021. The four promising projects of this third phase include: The Propulsion for safe, silent, eco-friendly… Read more »

Source: Bell, 25-Feb-19

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Babcock wins five year Australia contract with two AW139s

Babcock wins five year Australia contract with two AW139s

Babcock Australasia (Babcock), the aerospace and defence company, is pleased to announce that its Offshore Aviation division has been awarded a five year contract with Santos Ltd (Santos) operating from Karratha, Western Australia. Commencing 1 July 2019, the contract facilitates the provision of two dedicated Leonardo AW139 aircraft to provide crew change, emergency support, 24/7… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 25-Feb-19

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24-Feb-19 9H-VIP Airbus EC135 Valetta, Malta

Helicopter damaged at Malta International Airport after the temporary hangar covering the aircraft collapsed in high winds.  Structure seen in image to be tangled up and resting on top of the rotors

24-Feb-19

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Falcon Aviation starts AW169 helicopter transport operations in Kuwait

Falcon Aviation starts AW169 helicopter transport operations in Kuwait

Falcon Aviation of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) has recently started onshore and offshore transport operations for the Kuwait Oil Company with three Leonardo AW169 lightintermediate twin helicopters under a five-year contract. The introduction of the capable, new generation AW169 and Falcon Aviation’s expertise is allowing the Kuwait Oil Company to perform a significant leap… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 22-Feb-19

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Vertical Flight Society to Highlight eVTOL Revolution at Heli-Expo 2019

Vertical Flight Society to Highlight eVTOL Revolution at Heli-Expo 2019

The Vertical Flight Society, the world’s leading advocate for advancing vertical flight technology, announces that it will host a two-hour panel discussion on “The Electric VTOL Revolution” on March 6, 2019 at the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo 2019 convention at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The session is sponsored by Vertical… Read more »

Source: Vertical Flight Society, 22-Feb-19

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Upgrades to Inverness hospital life-Saving Helipad

Upgrades to Inverness hospital life-Saving Helipad

A programme of work to upgrade the helipad at Raigmore Hospital has now been successfully completed with the helipad now fully operational and equipped to meet increasing demands. With over 500 flights each year it’s a common sight to see helicopters arriving and taking off from the helipad based at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness. The… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 22-Feb-19

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USCG starts MH-65E Initial Operational Test And Evaluation

USCG starts MH-65E Initial Operational Test And Evaluation

The Coast Guard is completing the first phase of production and moving to full-rate production on concurrent Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) and avionics upgrades of the service’s H-65 short range recovery helicopters. The avionics upgrades include reliability and capability improvements for the Automatic Flight Control System; installation of a digital cockpit display system and… Read more »

Source: US Coast Guard, 22-Feb-19

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Honeywell to launch eVTOL hybrid-electric propulsion system at Heli-Expo 2019

Honeywell to launch eVTOL hybrid-electric propulsion system at Heli-Expo 2019

A new hybrid-electric turbogenerator from Honeywell (NYSE: HON) will make its debut at the HAI HELI-EXPO in Atlanta next month to showcase the company’s growing role in the urban air mobility segment, highlighted by Honeywell advancements in electric and hybrid-electric propulsion systems. Honeywell’s prototype system combines the rugged, flight-proven HTS900 engine with two compact, high-power… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 22-Feb-19

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Advanced Turbine Engine Company Files Protest For ITEP

Advanced Turbine Engine Company Files Protest For ITEP

The Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC) has protested the U.S. Army’s decision to award General Electric an Engineering and Manufacturing Development contract for its next generation of Black Hawk and Apache helicopter engines. ATEC is a joint venture of Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) and Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX). The… Read more »

Source: Advanced Turbine Engine Company, 22-Feb-19

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22-Feb-19 F-HSOX Airbus EC145 Bidarray, France

Air Ambulance on approach to land – a sheet from a farm building broke loose and embedded in the blades of the helicopter, causing it to turn through 180 degrees, landing heavily from low level. The crew consisting of a doctor, a nurse, a pilot and a flight assistant were unharmed but shocked [Wrongly quoted… Read more »

22-Feb-19

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Nominations Open for the International Aerial Firefighting Awards 2019

Nominations Open for the International Aerial Firefighting Awards 2019

The International Aerial Firefighting Awards are presented annually to recognise a significant contribution by an individual or organisation to aerial firefighting.  The winners will be announced at the Aerial Firefighting Conference Dinner on 19th March 2019 during Aerial Firefighting Europe 2019 in Nîmes, France. Nominations are invited in two categories – Contribution to Aerial Firefighting Safety, and… Read more »

Source: Tangent Link, 21-Feb-19

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Heligo receives its first H145

Heligo receives its first H145

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (Milestone), a GECAS company and the global leader in helicopter leasing, and Airbus Helicopters announced today that Heligo Charters Private Limited (HCPL), a Mumbai-based non-scheduled helicopter operator has taken delivery of its first H145 helicopter. The helicopter’s configuration will allow it to perform a variety of missions. The aircraft taken on… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 21-Feb-19

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DRF releases 2018 operating statistics

DRF releases 2018 operating statistics

The night flying expertise of the DRF Luftrettung is more and more in demand: In 2018, the number of nocturnal deployments of the red and white helicopters increased by 20 percent compared to the previous year. With ten stations, DRF Luftrettung operates the majority of 24-hour stations in Germany. Europe has the most experience on… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 21-Feb-19

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IBAC Welcomes New IS-BAO Operations Manager

IBAC Welcomes New IS-BAO Operations Manager

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) announced today that industry veteran Katherine Hilst has joined the organization as the new Operations Manager for the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Programme. Bennet Walsh, Programme Director of IS-BAO, commented, “Katherine’s credentials as a professional pilot, a safety management expert, instructor, aviation lawyer, and experienced IS-BAO… Read more »

Source: IBAC, 21-Feb-19

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HAL takes leading role in organising Aero India 2019

HAL takes leading role in organising Aero India 2019

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has taken a lead role in organizing the entire Aero India -2019 to be held at Air Force Station, Yelahanka, Bengaluru from February 20 to 24, 2019.  Besides providing huge logistic support, HAL will showcase its prowess in defence and aerospace centered on the theme ‘Innovate, Integrate and Lead’. “HAL is… Read more »

Source: HAL, 21-Feb-19

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Russian Helicopters identified potential partners in localization of Ka-226T in India

Russian Helicopters identified potential partners in localization of Ka-226T in India

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (a part of State Corporation Rostec) and a number of Indian companies signed Memorandums of Understanding at Aero India 2019. The parties agreed to explore the producing a number of assemblies and components for Ka-226T helicopter in India. The MOUs were signed with the following companies Elcom, Valdel Advanced Technologies, Dynamatic… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 21-Feb-19

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DRF Luftrettung – “Use of unmanned aerial vehicles in emergency medicine”

DRF Luftrettung – “Use of unmanned aerial vehicles in emergency medicine”

[electronic translation] DRF Luftrettung invites you to transfer knowledge to Filderstadt: Prior to the European Day of Emergency Call 112 on 11 February, the DRF Luftrettung in Filderstadt organized a workshop on the topic “Use of unmanned aerial vehicles in emergency medicine”. Experts from the fields of medicine, flight operations and research and development discussed locally… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 21-Feb-19

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Genesys HeliSAS stability augmentation system now certified for IFR

Genesys HeliSAS stability augmentation system now certified for IFR

Genesys Aerosystems announced that the company has earned certification (STC and TSO) for an IFR-certified Helicopter Stability Augmentation System (HeliSAS) targeted for legacy Part 29 twin-engine helicopters. The new IFR HeliSAS system is based upon the popular VFR HeliSAS; however, the new system adds more robust hardware and redundancy for the harsher environment and heavier… Read more »

Source: Genesys Aerosystems, 21-Feb-19

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Ace Aeronautics sells three UH-60s to Austrian military

Ace Aeronautics sells three UH-60s to Austrian military

Ace Aeronautics, LLC is pleased to announce the award of fleet expansion to the direct commercial sale contract with The Republic of Austria Federal Ministry of Defense, as of February 1, 2019. The contract is valued at over 50-million dollars and involves the design, manufacture, and installation of a new avionics system for three additional… Read more »

Source: Ace Aeronautics, 21-Feb-19

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DRF Luftrettung and Lufthansa Aviation Training cooperate

DRF Luftrettung and Lufthansa Aviation Training cooperate

[electronic translation] The DRF Luftrettung and Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT) plan closer cooperation in the future. Since fall 2018 LAT carries out the Human Factors Training (HFT) for the DRF Luftrettung. From 2020, both companies want to use synergies in pilot training and further education. With almost 50 years of flying experience and approval as an “Approved… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 21-Feb-19

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Russian Helicopters to take part in Aero India 2019

Russian Helicopters to take part in Aero India 2019

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of State Corporation Rostec) will take part in the 12th edition of Aero India – 2019 from February 20 to 24 in Bangalore, India. Russian Helicopters will showcase the shipborne version of Ka-226T helicopter as well as the vast range of civil-purpose helicopters. This year, the key exhibit at the… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 21-Feb-19

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Canada donates surplus Coast Guard Bo105 to BCIT

Canada donates surplus Coast Guard Bo105 to BCIT

The Government of Canada is supporting the development of well-trained, skilled personnel to serve the aerospace industry of the future, by donating surplus Coast Guard assets to educational institutions across Canada. These donations are helping to support aircraft maintenance training in Canada, providing practical and hands-on experience to students. The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the… Read more »

Source: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 21-Feb-19

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21-Feb-19 N506PH MD Helicopters MD500E Waipio, US-Hawaii

The Fire Department said the crash was a result of engine failure.  FAA report 2 POB with no injuries, while the operator said the unnamed pilot was hospitalized “for further evaluation as a precautionary measure.”  Operator said  in a statement “hard landing … while arriving for a utility flight”

21-Feb-19

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Major PHI shareholder issues Open Letter to Management

Major PHI shareholder issues Open Letter to Management

One of PHI, Inc.’s [Nasdaq: PHIIK, PHII] largest shareholders, Timothy Stabosz, who owns roughly 11% of the company’s non-voting (PHIIK) shares, today released an “open letter to management,” calling on the company to address, and refute, a story published by Debtwire on February 11th.  Such letter is provided below in its entirety.  Separately, Stabosz announces… Read more »

Source: Timothy Stabosz via Globe Newswire, 20-Feb-19

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Jämtlandsflyg to cease operations

Jämtlandsflyg to cease operations

Today Jämtlands Flyg announced on their Facebook page that they will cease operations as of mid-March. The 65 year old company says a highly competitive market with high demanding regulations unfortunately made them to make the hard decision to stop all operations. The company states that it is not a bankruptcy but a controlled closing… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 20-Feb-19

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Aeronautical Accessories to distribute GPMS HUMS for B407

Aeronautical Accessories to distribute GPMS HUMS for B407

GPMS has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Bell for GPMS’ Foresight MX predictive health monitoring system on Bell 407 helicopter models. The agreement allows Bell to leverage the industry’s first true predictive health management system for helicopters and rotating industrial equipment to enhance the safety, and reduce operating costs and unscheduled maintenance events… Read more »

Source: GPMS, 20-Feb-19

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FAA Establishes Restrictions on Drone Operations over DOJ and DOD Facilities

FAA Establishes Restrictions on Drone Operations over DOJ and DOD Facilities

At the request of its federal security partners, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) § 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions” – to address concerns about drone operations over national security sensitive facilities by establishing temporary unmanned aircraft system (UAS) specific flight restrictions. Information on… Read more »

Source: FAA, 20-Feb-19

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ESG offering Smart Mission Display for helicopters and mission aircraft

ESG offering Smart Mission Display for helicopters and mission aircraft

ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH has developed the Smart Mission Display (SMD), a new, integrated mission system for use by airborne police, border guard and military forces. The display’s reduced external profile of 9.82 x 6.2 inches allow integration in both, cockpit and passenger areas. Its compact size allows mobile usage with an optional leg mounted… Read more »

Source: ESG, 20-Feb-19

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Rosoboronexport Ready to Expand Cooperation

Rosoboronexport Ready to Expand Cooperation

Rosoboronexport, a subsidiary of the Rostec State Corporation, is showcasing the best products from the Russian defense industry at the Aero India 2019 International Aerospace Exhibition, which will be held from February 20 to 24 at the Yelahanka Air Base in Bangalore, India. “Russia is implementing major and ambitious high-tech manufacturing projects with India, which… Read more »

Source: Rostec State Corporation, 20-Feb-19

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Kopter Group will exhibit its SH09 at Heli-Expo 2019

Kopter Group will exhibit its SH09 at Heli-Expo 2019

Kopter Group will have a high-profile participation at this year’s Heli-Expo show in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, displaying a full-scale mock-up of its new SH09 helicopter outfitted with a seven-seat transport configuration (five passengers and two pilots) engineered and manufactured by Metro Aviation. After developing SH09 law enforcement and EMS interiors, Metro Aviation has extended its… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 20-Feb-19

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Devon Air Ambulance flies 27,000th mission

Devon Air Ambulance flies 27,000th mission

Last week saw Devon Air Ambulance reach yet another landmark, by attending it’s 27,000th mission. On 11 February the service was called to help a rural patient, in an agricultural location, who had suffered chest injuries, after being crushed by a cow. Nigel Hare, Operations Director for Devon Air Ambulance said, “Due to patient confidentiality… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 20-Feb-19

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Airbus eDynamic troubleshooting tool

Airbus eDynamic troubleshooting tool

In pursuing efforts to ease maintenance operations of its aircraft, Airbus Helicopters introduces a new tool named eDynamic troubleshooting (eDTS). eDTS is a web based tool that facilitates daily fault isolation tasks by providing a sequence of questions and tests in order to identify root cause of a default. A given sequence takes into account the system architecture, the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Feb-19

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Airbus Keycopter at Heli-Expo 2019

Airbus Keycopter at Heli-Expo 2019

Airbus Helicopter is proud to present you its brand new Keycopter customer portal on March 5-7, at HAI Heli-Expo Atlanta; Discover it by participating to our free training classes. Classes will allow you to explore the added-value of the main features of the new portal, and keep you updated on the various services proposed: •  Learn how… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Feb-19

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8 Golden Rules About Weather and Helicopter Flights

8 Golden Rules About Weather and Helicopter Flights

Aviation forecasts are a central tool to help pilots to identify anticipated weather threats and put in place a strategy to mitigate those threats during the pre-flight planning stage. However, a forecast only describes what is most likely to happen, and pilots must use their knowledge and experience to consider other possible outcomes associated with… Read more »

Source: IHSF, 20-Feb-19

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20-Feb-19 N350VH Robinson R22 Las Vegas, US-Nevada

Precautionary landing in water retention basin.  No injuries to 2 POB.  No damage to aircraft

20-Feb-19

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Southwest Fuel Systems Announces Facility Relocation and Expansion

Southwest Fuel Systems Announces Facility Relocation and Expansion

Southwest Fuel Systems (“SWFS”) is pleased to announce the relocation of their engine accessory MRO facility into a newly renovated and expanded location alongside sister company MINT Turbines, LLC – both now located at 2915 North State Highway 99, Stroud, Oklahoma 74079 USA. Ralph Bishop, President of SWFS states “Approximately one year ago it became… Read more »

Source: Southwest Fuel Systems, 19-Feb-19

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New Trustee for Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust

New Trustee for Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust

The Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust is excited to welcome Darrin Muggeridge to the board. Darrin, a successful New Plymouth businessman and owner of The Plymouth International Hotel and Auto Lodge Motor Inn, has extensive business and governance experience. Born and bred in Taranaki, Darrin and his wife Anna have brought up their four daughters in New… Read more »

Source: Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust, 19-Feb-19

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UK EMS charities invited to bid for share of £10m funding

UK EMS charities invited to bid for share of £10m funding

Health Minister Stephen Hammond has invited air ambulance charities in England to apply for a new £10 million fund for upgraded equipment and facilities. The £10 million in capital funding will help air ambulance charities to invest in new equipment and upgrade facilities to support them in providing vital services to patients across England. Air… Read more »

Source: UK Government, 19-Feb-19

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