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Air Methods sets up agreement with Anthem in six states

Air Methods sets up agreement with Anthem in six states

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, today announced that it has expanded its partnership with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and will now be part of the plans’ in-network health coverage benefits in six additional states across the country. As part of the agreement, Anthem-affiliated health plan members in California, Georgia, Nevada,… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 14-May-19

NHV Group Joins HeliOffshore

NHV Group Joins HeliOffshore

HeliOffshore is pleased to welcome Belgium-based NHV Group as a member operator. The company, which is headquartered in Ostend, operates a fleet of more than 60 aircraft and is active across the North Sea and West Africa, providing support for the oil and gas industry, as well as for wind farms. It is also active… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 14-May-19

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BLR Aerospace Awarded Patent for Anti-Torque Helicopter System

BLR Aerospace Awarded Patent for Anti-Torque Helicopter System

A strake may extend along a portion of an approaching side of a tail boom of a helicopter. A number of vortex generators (VGs) may extend along a portion of a retreating side of the tail boom. For tail booms with circular cross sections, the strake and the VGs are positioned between approximately 5 and 15… Read more »

Source: uspto, 13-May-19

Bristow picks the weekend to file for Chapter 11

Bristow picks the weekend to file for Chapter 11

Bristow took the unusual step of announcing this on a Saturday:- Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) (“Bristow” or the “Company”) today announced that the Company has voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (the “Bankruptcy Court” or “the Court”). Bristow intends to use the proceedings to restructure and… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 13-May-19

GCH Aviation Group accepted into Virtuoso luxury travel network

GCH Aviation Group accepted into Virtuoso luxury travel network

GCH Aviation has been accepted into Virtuoso®’s selective portfolio of luxury travel partners, comprised of more than 1,800 preferred suppliers in 100 countries. Andrew Currie, Chief Executive of GCH Aviation Group says inclusion in Virtuoso will open up new sales and marketing opportunities to the network’s 20,000 luxury travel advisors around the world and their… Read more »

Source: GCH Aviation, 13-May-19

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance celebrates 25 years of saving lives

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance celebrates 25 years of saving lives

13 May marks a very special milestone for the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, as the Charity celebrates its 25th birthday. Since airlifting their very first patient on 13th May 1994, the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance has provided a life-saving Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) for the local community. To date, the Lincs &… Read more »

Source: Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, 13-May-19

GrandView Aviation to exhibit at the UNOS Transplant Management Forum

GrandView Aviation to exhibit at the UNOS Transplant Management Forum

Private jet and helicopter charter operator GrandView Aviation will be exhibiting at the United Network for Organ Sharing’s (UNOS) Transplant Management Forum in Orlando, Florida May 14-15 with a primary mission of educating the transplant industry on private air charter regulations and industry best practices. “Transportation of organ transplant teams is a vital mission at… Read more »

Source: GrandView Aviation, 09-May-19

Canada makes a donation to Northern Lights College

Canada makes a donation to Northern Lights College

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 colleges and universities across Canada. These donations are helping to support aircraft maintenance training in Canada, providing practical and hands-on experience to students. The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans… Read more »

Source: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 09-May-19

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Air Methods engages new PR and Marketing agency

Air Methods engages new PR and Marketing agency

Amendola Communications, a nationally recognized, award-winning healthcare and health IT public relations and marketing agency, has announced it has been selected as the outsourced marketing and PR partner for Air Methods, the leading air medical services provider that delivers lifesaving care to more than 70,000 people every year. Air Methods is the leading air medical… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 09-May-19

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GNAAS charity staff move into new headquarters

GNAAS charity staff move into new headquarters

The move to Progress House in Urlay Nook, Eaglescliffe, has brought fundraising, lottery and admin teams together under the same roof for the first time. Office staff are excited to welcome the operational team based at Durham Tees Valley Airport to the new headquarters later in the year, while our Cumbrian base in Langwathby will… Read more »

Source: Great North Air Ambulance, 09-May-19

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DRF Luftrettung performed 40,090 air rescue missions in 2018

DRF Luftrettung performed 40,090 air rescue missions in 2018

Medical air rescue as provided by DRF Luftrettung (German Air Rescue) is developing into an ever more important sector. The rapid evolving technology in air operations through to medical care is reflected in the increased number of air rescue missions in 2018. DRF Luftrettung crews were called out 40,090 times which corresponds to a 4%… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 09-May-19

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New game to help Wiltshire Air Ambulance fundraising soar

New game to help Wiltshire Air Ambulance fundraising soar

Developers at OJO Solutions, based in Bradford on Avon, have donated £15,000 worth of studio time to build the app which launches this month. It takes £3.75 million per year to keep the Wiltshire Air Ambulance flying and saving lives – a key fact that inspired the team when they were designing the game. Competitors… Read more »

Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance, 09-May-19

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Guernsey Register reaches 500 aircraft

Guernsey Register reaches 500 aircraft

The States of Guernsey Aircraft Registry (“2-REG”) has registered its 500th aircraft, reaching a key milestone in its rapid growth since the registry’s formation in December 2013. “Exceeding the 500 aircraft mark is clearly a great achievement for 2-REG,” said 2-REG Director Paolo Lironi. “A broad section of the aviation community has already got to… Read more »

Source: 2-REG, 09-May-19

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Heliport survey offers chance to win tickets and shape new service

Heliport survey offers chance to win tickets and shape new service

Isles of Scilly residents and visitors can win tickets for the new helicopter between Penzance and the islands for sharing their views on the new service. The team behind the new helicopter route has launched a survey to ensure it provides the best possible service for the islands when it launches in spring 2020. In… Read more »

Source: Penzance Heliport, 09-May-19

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Student Grant Deadline Reminder- CHC Safety & Quality Summit 2019

Student Grant Deadline Reminder- CHC Safety & Quality Summit 2019

CHC Helicopter and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, have announced the opportunity for aviation students to apply for two grants to attend the 2019 CHC Safety & Quality Summit in Dallas this October. This partnership will support students with fully funded travel and entrance to both the renowned industry safety event and one of the… Read more »

Source: CHC, 09-May-19

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HeliOffshore conference renews commitment to invest in safety

Stakeholders from across the offshore helicopter industry have agreed key next steps to achieve safety excellence in those areas that matter most to saving lives. At the 2019 conference of international safety association HeliOffshore, almost 200 leaders from member companies forged new plans to ensure that the right resources are in place to deliver lasting… Read more »

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Turkish Aerospace to exhibit at IDEF 2019

Turkish Aerospace to exhibit at IDEF 2019

Turkish Aerospace will exhibit ANKA-AKSUNGUR and Multirole Heavy Combat Helicopter for the first time at International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF) 2019 between April 30 and May 3. Turkish Aerospace, which extended its product range and made a great impression in the international market, especially in Asian countries, will take a part in IDEF’19 with ANKA-AKSUNGUR,… Read more »

Source: Turkish Aerospace, 08-May-19

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Ansat maintenance center to open in Guadalajara in 2020

Ansat maintenance center to open in Guadalajara in 2020

The Mexican company Craft Avia Center in cooperation with the Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) is planning to open a technical maintenance center for Ansat type civilian helicopters in the city of Guadalajara. “The creation of a maintenance center for Ansat type helicopters in the Mexican city of Guadalajara is in… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 08-May-19

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Maverick Helicopters wins 10th award from SNHCA

Maverick Helicopters wins 10th award from SNHCA

Maverick Helicopters was honored during the Top Honors Awards Gala on Sunday, April 28 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. The SNHCA is an association of professional hotel concierges dedicated to providing the highest level of service possible in Las Vegas. As true ambassadors of the city, the group annually evaluates local tourism… Read more »

Source: Maverick Helicopters, 08-May-19

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GCH Aviation Group Expands Tourism Portfolio With Purchase of Kaikoura Helicopters

GCH Aviation Group Expands Tourism Portfolio With Purchase of Kaikoura Helicopters

GCH Aviation Group Chief Executive, Andrew Currie says the purchase 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 providers. He says the company is going from strength to strength and has its sights firmly fixed on the premium tourism… Read more »

Source: GCH Aviation, 08-May-19

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CHC North Sea pilots vote to strike

CHC North Sea pilots vote to strike

North Sea helicopter pilots have voted to strike after negotiations between their employer, CHC, and Balpa, the pilots union. The decision to strike came from a ballot where 94% voted for strike action. They are legally allowed to take industrial action in the following bases; Sumburgh, Norwich, Aberdeen and Humberside. CHC has commented that they… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-May-19

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Jumla district to have 60 number of helipads

Jumla district to have 60 number of helipads

The helipad construction process has been started in every area of the ward at Jumla district. Devendra Prasad Shrestha, Assistant Chief District Officer stated that Local level is being coordinated for helipad construction. He said that among the construction of helipads at 60 wards, 7 VDCs and 1 municiplaity site has been initiated. Assistant Chief… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 06-May-19

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Air Methods closes two bases in Kentucky

Air Methods closes two bases in Kentucky

Air Methods has had to close two of their LifeNet bases in Kentucky. The bases, one in London and one in Lebanon, had a total of 23 employees between them. Doug Flanders, Air Methods spokesman has said that many of those 23 have applied for other jobs within the company at other bases. Air Methods… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-May-19

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HeliStream signs up for Rusada’s ENVISION

HeliStream signs up for Rusada’s ENVISION

HeliStream, the US flight training specialist, has selected Rusada’s ENVISION as their MRO and Flight Operations software. From its base in Costa Mesa, California, HeliStream offers world-class flight training as well as a range of other services including utility/aerial crane, firefighting, charters and photography. To do this, the operator utilizes a fleet of 25 helicopters… Read more »

Source: HeliStream, 06-May-19

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Air Methods Announces In-Network Agreement

Air Methods Announces In-Network Agreement

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, today announced that it has expanded its partnership with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and will now be part of the plans’ in-network health coverage benefits in six additional states across the country. As part of the agreement, Anthem-affiliated health plan members in California, Georgia, Nevada,… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 06-May-19

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CHC Announces New Contract with Capricorn Norge

CHC Announces New Contract with Capricorn Norge

CHC Group has been awarded a contract from Capricorn Norge AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cairn Energy PLC, to provide helicopter services in support of their forthcoming drilling program at the Lynghaug (PL758) and Godalen (PL842) prospects in the Norwegian Sea. “We are excited to support Capricorn’s first drilling operation on the Norwegian Continental… Read more »

Source: CHC, 06-May-19

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STARS receive $1 million gift

STARS receive $1 million gift

Carrying on a tradition that dates back to the Firm’s founding in 1857, James Richardson & Sons, Limited and Affiliated Companies is providing support to the communities it serves with a major gift to STARS air ambulance. Richardson company representatives gathered today in Winnipeg, where the organization’s head office is located, to announce a $1 million contribution… Read more »

Source: STARS, 06-May-19

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RUAG successfully completes the first NH90 inspection

RUAG successfully completes the first NH90 inspection

“Our helicopter specialists prove many years of experience in the maintenance of military helicopters. This successful NH90 inspection confirms our ability to apply our experience to include the Bundeswehr’s most advanced helicopter type as well,” explains Volker Wallrodt, Senior Vice President Business Jets, Dornier 228, Military, RUAG MRO International. “The Bundeswehr is our long-standing customer… Read more »

Source: RUAG, 06-May-19

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Northstar Aerospace Announces the Appointment of Chief Executive Officer

Northstar Aerospace Announces the Appointment of Chief Executive Officer

Northstar Aerospace, Inc. (“Northstar”), a portfolio company of Wynnchurch Capital, LLC (“Wynnchurch”), announced that it has appointed Scott Burdick as Chief Executive Officer, and that Dave McConnaughey will be retiring and transitioning to a board role. “We are extremely appreciative of Dave’s service to the Company. While we are proud of what we accomplished, we… Read more »

Source: Northstar Aerospace, 06-May-19

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HAI Partners with Unmanned Safety Institute to Offer Training

HAI Partners with Unmanned Safety Institute to Offer Training

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), the industry leader in remote pilot safety education, training, and certification, today announced a partnership with Helicopter Association International (HAI) to provide unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) training to HAI members around the world. Through this partnership, HAI members will receive a 15 percent discount on their courses when accessed through… Read more »

Source: HAI, 06-May-19

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ARSA Engages FTC on Maintenance Manual Availability

ARSA Engages FTC on Maintenance Manual Availability

The FAA’s inconsistent enforcement of maintenance manual threatens competition in the aviation aftermarket, ARSA told the Federal Trade Commission in a letter submitted April 29. ARSA’s submission was made in conjunction with the FTC’s Nixing the Fix initiative, the centerpiece of which is a July 16 meeting to examine ways in which manufacturers in various… Read more »

Source: ARSA, 06-May-19

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CHC Group Announces New Regional Director for Latin America

CHC Group Announces New Regional Director for Latin America

CHC Group today announced that Marcelo Luiz da Silva Soares, Regional Director for Latin America (LAM), has chosen to retire from his position. As a result, Carlos Madaleno, current Sales Director for LAM, will assume the role of regional director on May 1, 2019. Soares joined CHC in his role in 2016 and has enjoyed… Read more »

Source: CHC, 06-May-19

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Era Group Announces Q1 2019 Earnings Release Call

Era Group Announces Q1 2019 Earnings Release Call

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA), one of the largest helicopter operators in the world, announced it will release financial results for its first quarter 2019 after the market closes on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.  In connection with the release, Era has scheduled a conference call for Wednesday, May 8, 2019, to begin at 10:00 a.m…. Read more »

Source: Era Group, 06-May-19

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RAF Odiham choose Peli

RAF Odiham choose Peli

Peli UK foam specialists have designed a bespoke packaging solution for a Chinook Helicopter torque maintenance kit which is now in service at RAF Odiham. The kit had previously been housed in a special to type container. This had a high centre of gravity causing them to topple over when handled. They were not man… Read more »

Source: Peli UK, 06-May-19

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04-May-19 N572MD Guimbal Cabri G2 Kent Island, US-Maryland (2F)

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Rotorcorp wins 2019 State and Regional Export Award

Rotorcorp wins 2019 State and Regional Export Award

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Region IV Administrator Ashley D. Bell today named Rotorcorp LLC as the 2019 SBA Exporter of the Year for the State of Georgia and the larger eight-state Southeast Region. “We are honored to highlight regional small business champions who are making significant changes by driving our economy and creating… Read more »

Source: Rotorcorp, 03-May-19

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Schiebel wins Norway’s tender for UAS deployment in the Arctic

Schiebel wins Norway’s tender for UAS deployment in the Arctic

Norway’s Andøya Test Center selected Schiebel’s marketleading CAMCOPTER® S-100 Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Air System (UAS) for extensive search and rescue trials as part of the Arctic 2030 project. The CAMCOPTER® S-100 was selected for its exemplary international reputation and its successful record of accomplishments in the maritime domain with customers all around… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 03-May-19

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Inverness Coast Guard base swaps S92s for AW189s

Inverness Coast Guard base swaps S92s for AW189s

INVERNESS’ HM Coastguard search and rescue (SAR) helicopter base has welcomed two Leonardo AW189 helicopters, serving the Highlands and Islands and further afield as part of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s airborne response. The aircraft replace two Sikorsky S92 helicopters, which have been in active service out of Inverness since 2015. Each £20 million AW189… Read more »

Source: Inverness Coast Guard, 03-May-19

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Life Link III Receives Full CAMTS Accreditation

Life Link III Receives Full CAMTS Accreditation

Life Link III is proud to announce that it has been awarded full accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) for both its rotor wing and fixed wing services. The CAMTS accreditation status is one of the most prestigious industry designations that may be achieved and extends across the entire Life… Read more »

Source: Life Link III, 03-May-19

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Bristow Secures Contract with BP plc

Bristow Secures Contract with BP plc

Bristow Group Inc. (OTC:BRSWQ) announced a new contract with BP plc, to support its North Sea operations. The contract, with a five year primary term, commenced on May 13, 2019. Bristow will deliver a fully integrated aviation solution to BP plc from bases in Aberdeen and Sumburgh. New pilot and crew positions are being created,… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 03-May-19

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Helisota and ASA signs cooperation agreement

Helisota and ASA signs cooperation agreement

Helisota – an international provider of integrated maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), training services for rotorcraft aviation signs cooperation agreement with ASA – Airline Software Applications ApS regarding the promotion of IT solution for CAMOs and MROs. “We are happy to announce that ASA joins Helisota as a partner. ASA is the expert of world-wide… Read more »

Source: Helisota, 02-May-19

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Police Aviation News – May 2019 Edition

The May 2019 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here  

Source: Police Aviation News, 02-May-19

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STARS receives donation of $1 Million

STARS receives donation of $1 Million

Carrying on a tradition that dates back to the Firm’s founding in 1857, James Richardson & Sons, Limited and Affiliated Companies is providing support to the communities it serves with a major gift to STARS air ambulance. Richardson company representatives gathered today in Winnipeg, where the organization’s head office is located, to announce a $1… Read more »

Source: STARS, 02-May-19

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North Carolina State Highway Patrol unveils new Bell 407s

North Carolina State Highway Patrol unveils new Bell 407s

The State Highway Patrol unveiled the addition of two new Bell 407 helicopters today to assist in the Patrol’s lifesaving mission.  The event held at the SHP’s Aviation Unit hanger in Raleigh showcased the needed upgrade to the Patrol’s Aviation fleet before distinguished guest and media invitees.  Although these new helicopters are a part of… Read more »

Source: North Carolina Dept of Public Safety, 02-May-19

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Sonora Resort partners with 49 North Helicopters

Sonora Resort partners with 49 North Helicopters

British Columbia’s Sonora Resort, a Relais & Chateâux wilderness retreat located on the edge of the Great Bear Rainforest, is ready to welcome guests for its 17th season starting Wednesday, May 1, 2019. New initiatives this year include helicopter adventure touring deep in the remote wilderness and a sea lion viewing platform, and our sharp… Read more »

Source: 49 North Helicopters, 02-May-19

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Northstar Aerospace Announces the Appointment of Chief Executive Officer

Northstar Aerospace Announces the Appointment of Chief Executive Officer

Northstar Aerospace, Inc. (“Northstar”), a portfolio company of Wynnchurch Capital, LLC (“Wynnchurch”), announced that it has appointed Scott Burdick as Chief Executive Officer, and that Dave McConnaughey will be retiring and transitioning to a board role. “We are extremely appreciative of Dave’s service to the Company. While we are proud of what we accomplished, we… Read more »

Source: Northstar Aerospace, 02-May-19

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New York State Police add another Huey

New York State Police add another Huey

The New York State Police have just received a Huey into their fleet. They received the helicopter through the federal surplus LESO program, reports WCAX. It is stationed at the Saranac Lake police aviation site.

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-May-19

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Airbus improves Dauphin and H155 landing gear control switch

Airbus improves Dauphin and H155 landing gear control switch

In the frame of the 2019 Top irritant resolution program for Dauphin aircraft (AS 365, AS 565 and EC 155), Airbus Helicopters proposes a new solution improving the reliability of the landing gear control switch. The improvement consists in installing a new micro switch, which is a result of a new method used to reduce… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-May-19

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Pawan Hans unable to pay April salaries

Pawan Hans unable to pay April salaries

India’s largest helicopter operator, Pawan Hans, is in a financial crisis and unable to pay employee salaries for April. The company reportedly sent a circular sent to employees on Thursday saying that the company is facing “an uncomfortable financial position”. It is also the time of year that salary levels are historically reviewed, according to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Apr-19

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Bowmanville Hospital Gets Approval for Helipad Overhaul

Bowmanville Hospital Gets Approval for Helipad Overhaul

Bowmanville Hospital has not had a function helipad since their air ambulance service was suspended in September. This came after a landing caused damage and an injury. The wind from landing and taking off causes objects to blow around in the surrounding houses by the hospital helipad. Especially since Ornge has begun using larger helicopters…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Apr-19

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Devon Air Ambulance starts carrying freeze-dried plasma

Devon Air Ambulance starts carrying freeze-dried plasma

From this week, Devon Air Ambulance can provide its patients with an additional life-saving treatment. This wasn’t previously available in Devon until the patient arrives at a hospital’s Emergency Department; the administration of blood plasma. Nigel Hare, Operations Director for Devon Air Ambulance explains “In simple terms, blood is made up of red blood cells… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 30-Apr-19

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Anti-poaching with the H125

Anti-poaching with the H125

The statistics are dire. Less than 4,000 tigers are left in the wild. The western black rhino and northern white rhino are now extinct outside of protected reserves (1). These animals, and hundreds of other species, are victims of poaching – killed for their pelts, horns, tusks, shells, etc. – and sold around the world… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 30-Apr-19

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UMMC Baltimore makes first delivery of a transplant organ by drone

UMMC Baltimore makes first delivery of a transplant organ by drone

In a first-ever advancement in human medicine and aviation technology, a University of Maryland unmanned aircraft has delivered a donor kidney to surgeons at the University of Maryland Medical Center for successful transplantation into a patient with kidney failure. This successful demonstration illustrates the potential of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for providing organ deliveries that,… Read more »

Source: UMMS, 30-Apr-19

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Former premier of Saskatchewan to lead STARS fundraising campaign

Former premier of Saskatchewan to lead STARS fundraising campaign

One of the people credited with bringing STARS to Saskatchewan is stepping up once again to help the non-profit fundraise for its future. Former premier of Saskatchewan, Brad Wall, announced via video message that he is volunteering his time to chair the air ambulance’s capital campaign, raising funds to replace its fleet and to continue… Read more »

Source: STARS, 30-Apr-19

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Airbus reduce order quantities on 1000 parts

Airbus reduce order quantities on 1000 parts

Airbus Helicopters launched a plan for reducing a number of new spare parts with minimum order quantity required. Since the beginning of the year, 1,000 part numbers (PN) have had their minimum order quantities reduced or cancelled: 500 PN with a bag value above 500€ and 500 PN with a bag value between 150 and 500€. This measure allows… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 30-Apr-19

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GVIC nominates four new Directors for Bristow

GVIC nominates four new Directors for Bristow

Global Value Investment Corp. (GVIC), a value-oriented investment research and advisory firm located in Mequon, Wisconsin, today nominated four highly qualified, independent candidates for election to the board of directors of Bristow Group, Inc. (NYSE: BRS). GVIC’s nominees are Sten Gustafson, Jonathan Meretsky, Anthony Gray, and Jeffrey Geygan. Read: Open Letter to Bristow Shareholders Mr…. Read more »

Source: GVIC, 29-Apr-19

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Baron Announces New Weather Forecasting Model

Baron Announces New Weather Forecasting Model

Baron, the worldwide provider of critical weather intelligence, announces a new weather forecasting model available immediately in the company’s Baron Threat Net, Baron API, and broadcast products. Weather models are produced via intense computer analysis using known and projected atmospheric conditions and current sensor readings. The result is a forecast projected out a set number… Read more »

Source: Baron, 29-Apr-19

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STARS welcomes first two Airbus H145s at Calgary base

STARS welcomes first two Airbus H145s at Calgary base

Together with former patients, crew and community allies, STARS officially welcomed to the Calgary base today two new Airbus H145 aircraft.  The helicopters are the first part of a plan to replace the non-profit air ambulance’s entire fleet across Western Canada. “Today is about bringing us one step closer to making our fleet renewal program… Read more »

Source: STARS, 29-Apr-19

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Airbus removes six month battery inspections on H130, H125 and H120

Airbus removes six month battery inspections on H130, H125 and H120

As from February 2019, the 6-month battery periodic inspection is cancelled for all EC120, AS350/H125 and EC130/H130 aircraft equipped with battery MPN 150CH-1 / 151CH-1 and operated in normal conditions environment. The Maintenance Service Manual chapter 05-25 has been updated consequently and a tech data update has been released in ORION. This improvement is a… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 29-Apr-19

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Rostec takes Helicopters to FAMEX 2019

Rostec takes Helicopters to FAMEX 2019

Rosoboronexport, a member of Rostec, is setting up a joint Russian exposition at the Mexico Aerospace Fair FAMEX-2019 to take place at AFB 1 in Santa Lucia, Mexico, on April 24-27. “Rosoboronexport takes consistent steps to strengthen its positions in Latin America. Here people are well aware of and appreciate Russian aviation, helicopter and automotive… Read more »

Source: Rostec State Corporation, 29-Apr-19

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Klimov engine repair centre opens in Vietnam

Klimov engine repair centre opens in Vietnam

In the Vietnamese city of Vungtau, the Integrated Logistics Support Center (ILP) started work on the repair of helicopter engines of ODK-Klimov JSC (part of the United Engine Corporation of Rostec). The Aviation Administration of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam certified the new center. The ILP Center is equipped with the necessary equipment, spare parts… Read more »

Source: Klimov, 29-Apr-19

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Maintenance center for Ansat helicopters to open in Mexico

Maintenance center for Ansat helicopters to open in Mexico

The Mexican company Craft Avia Center in cooperation with the Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) is planning to open a technical maintenance center for Ansat type civilian helicopters in the city of Guadalajara. “The creation of a maintenance center for Ansat type helicopters in the Mexican city of Guadalajara is in… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 29-Apr-19

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Forbes names FlightSafety one of America’s best mid-size employers

Forbes names FlightSafety one of America’s best mid-size employers

FlightSafety International has been named one of the best mid-size employers by Forbes. This is the second consecutive year that the company has received this important recognition. “We are pleased and honored that FlightSafety has been named by Forbes as one of America’s best mid-size employers again this year,” said Co-CEOs David Davenport and Ray… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 29-Apr-19

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29-Apr-19 N808NV Robinson R44 Kawainui, US-Hawaii (3F)

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Transnet National Ports Authority accepts GrandNew pair

Transnet National Ports Authority accepts GrandNew pair

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) recently attended a signing ceremony at Leonardo’s plant at Vergiate, for the acceptance of two new helicopters.  The aircraft will be used to transfer marine pilots at the Ports of Durban and Richards Bay in South Africa and are expected to be delivered to TNPA by June 2019.  The aircraft are… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Apr-19

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Pelita Air Service Adds 3 Aircraft to Heli-One Support Plan

Pelita Air Service Adds 3 Aircraft to Heli-One Support Plan

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce the addition of three S-76 C++ to Pelita Air Service’s existing comprehensive maintenance support plan. The additional aircraft brings the total number supported under the plan to seven. This addition is buoyed by Pelita Air Service’s recently awarded offshore… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 26-Apr-19

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VHA Stands Behind Products

VHA Stands Behind Products

While the Van Horn Aviation family continues to mourn the loss of contract experimental test pilot Rucie Moore and VHA engineering manager Stephen Estes in a helicopter accident that occurred on Tuesday, April 16 near Fountain Hills, Ariz., we assure our customers that we continue to stand behind our current composite 206B JetRanger main and… Read more »

Source: Van Horn, 26-Apr-19

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Kaman wins Black Hawk Supplier of the Year award

Kaman wins Black Hawk Supplier of the Year award

Kaman Aerospace Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced that its Integrated Structures and Metallics Division located in Jacksonville, Florida was presented with Sikorsky’s Black Hawk Program Supplier of the Year Award. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE:LMT), stated in a recent press release that “Kaman was chosen for this special recognition due… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 26-Apr-19

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Helijet plans stock market exit

Helijet plans stock market exit

Helijet International Inc. (TSX-V: HJI) (“Helijet” or the “Corporation”) announces that its board of directors has received a proposal from a Helijet director, for a going private transaction (the “Transaction”). Insiders and their extended family and one other extended family currently own 88% of the outstanding common shares of Helijet (the “Helijet Shares”) and will… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 26-Apr-19

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Omni Helicopters International appoints Group CEO

Omni Helicopters International appoints Group CEO

Omni Helicopters International S.A. [“OHI” or “the Company”] announced the appointment of Jeremy Akel as Group Chief Executive Officer. The announcement was supported by OHI shareholders Stirling Square Capital Partners [“Stirling Square”] and Omni Aviation [“Omni”]. Rui Almeida, Executive Chairman and co-founder of both OHI and Omni Taxi Aéreo [“Omni Brazil”], said “We are very… Read more »

Source: Omni Helicopters, 26-Apr-19

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China’s first Airbus H215 helicopter delivered

China’s first Airbus H215 helicopter delivered

China’s State Grid General Aviation Company (SGGAC) has taken delivery of one heavy twin-engine Airbus H215 helicopter – a member of the mission-proven Super Puma family – becoming the launch customer for the H215 in China. A subsidiary of the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), the world’s largest utility company, SGGAC performs aerial construction… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Apr-19

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Bell to display at FAMEX

Bell to display at FAMEX

“With more than 1,370 Bell aircraft currently operating in the region, Mexico remains an important country for Bell and we continue to expand our footprint in the region. Bell is proud to showcase a variety of our commercial platforms during FAMEX.” — said Nicholas Peffer, Managing Director, Latin America.

Source: Bell, 25-Apr-19

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Russian Helicopters will participate in the FAMEX 2019 exhibition

Russian Helicopters will participate in the FAMEX 2019 exhibition

Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Coproration) will participate in the third international aerospace show FAMEX 2019 held in Santa Lucia air base in Mexico. This year the company will exhibit a line of Russian civilian helicopters in Mexico: light Ansat, medium Mi-171A2 and heavier Mi-38 helicopters, representing the three main weight classes… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 25-Apr-19

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L3 MAS Awarded Five-Year Option In-Service Support Contracts

L3 MAS Awarded Five-Year Option In-Service Support Contracts

L3 MAS is proud to announce that Boeing has exercised a five-year contract option for L3 MAS to continue providing Support and Test Equipment In-Service Support (ISS) services, Logistics Support Analysis (LSA) and Electronic Publication management services on the Department of National Defence (DND) CH-147F Chinook aircraft fleet. The work will be carried out at… Read more »

Source: L3 MAS, 25-Apr-19

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Helijet renews British Columbia EMS contract

Helijet renews British Columbia EMS contract

Helijet is pleased to announce that it has renewed its dedicated air medical contract with British Columbia Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) for an additional four years, effective April 1, 2019. Helijet will continue to supply four Sikorsky S-76 model helicopters for the B.C. Ambulance Service which is operated by BCEHS. Under the new agreement, a… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 25-Apr-19

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