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Leonardo to acquire Kopter

Leonardo to acquire Kopter

Leonardo has signed a contract with Lynwood (Schweiz) AG to acquire 100% of Kopter Group AG (Kopter). This move allows Leonardo to further strengthen its worldwide leadership and position in the rotorcraft sector; leveraging innovation, new capabilities and engineering skills which have been developed by the young, agile Swiss Company. Kopter’s SH09, a new single… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 28-Jan-20

Heli-One develops new H225 mods

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has developed several new H225 modifications for HEMS purpose. The modifications are a modular medical equipment wall and stretcher installation. These modifications support HEMS teams with improved flexibility and efficiency while maintaining patient and crew safety. Updated Medical Wall This is the third… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 28-Jan-20

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IOGP oil & gas companies commit to joint project with HeliOffshore

IOGP oil & gas companies commit to joint project with HeliOffshore

The Safety and Aviation Committee of the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) endorsed plans for a new aviation-focused Joint Industry Project (JIP) to fund work in support of its Project Safira goal of eliminating fatalities from the upstream energy business. The JIP will result in fresh investment of approximately £500,000 in the… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 28-Jan-20

Sikorsky introduces S-92A+ and S-92B upgrades

Sikorsky introduces S-92A+ and S-92B upgrades

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), announced today it is accepting position agreements for upgrades to the best-in-class S-92 helicopter: the S-92A+™ and the S-92B™ helicopters. The announcement at the annual Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli Expo demonstrates continued investment in and commitment to commercial helicopter operators and customers. “We are excited to offer… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 28-Jan-20

LCI charts 2020 growth with new partnerships

LCI charts 2020 growth with new partnerships

 LCI, a leading helicopter lessor and the aviation division of the Libra Group, has sealed new partnerships with two leading financial institutions as it continues to grow its fleet. The lessor has just taken delivery of a Leonardo AW169 helicopter with financing arranged from new partner, Investec. The state-of-the-art aircraft is being placed with a leading… Read more »

Source: LCI, 28-Jan-20

MD Helicopters Capitalizes on Joint Operational Capability to Improve Production Processes

MD Helicopters Capitalizes on Joint Operational Capability to Improve Production Processes

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) has expanded and enhanced helicopter production capabilities at its Mesa, Arizona, world headquarters. Certified as a joint military and commercial manufacturing and completion center, with both Government (“GFRC”) and FAA oversight, MDHI has improved the production processes for its full range of single-engine and light twin-engine aircraft. “Over the past year… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 28-Jan-20

Universal Avionics InSight™ Display System Selected for MD Explorer

Universal Avionics InSight™ Display System Selected for MD Explorer

Universal Avionics (UA) and MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announce a strategic partnership to integrate UA’s advanced InSight Display System as the full-digital flight deck solution for MD Helicopters’ MD 900/902 Explorer. MDHI will integrate the InSight Display System into the production and retrofit of the twin-engine helicopters. The InSight Display System for the MD 900/902… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 28-Jan-20

Keith Mullett joins HeliOffshore Board

Keith Mullett joins HeliOffshore Board

On Monday 27th January, 2020 HeliOffshore announced the appointment of Keith Mullett to HeliOffshore’s board of directors. Keith Mullet is President of PHI International and acting President of PHI Americas.  He has been President of PHI International since the acquisition of HNZ by PHI in December of 2017.  Before that, he was the Executive Vice… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 28-Jan-20

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Universal Avionics SkyVis™ Selected for new German H215s

Universal Avionics SkyVis™ Selected for new German H215s

Universal Avionics, an Elbit Systems Company, was selected by Heli-One (Norway) AS to equip the new H215 helicopters of the Bundespolizei – German Federal Police (BPOL) with its SkyVis Helmet Mounted Display (HMD). Universal Avionics will partner with Heli-One to develop a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the SkyVis on H215… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 28-Jan-20

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Universal Avionics Introduces Latest in ‘Fly by Sight’ Flight Deck Concept

Universal Avionics Introduces Latest in ‘Fly by Sight’ Flight Deck Concept

Universal Avionics (UA), an Elbit Systems Company, is debuting its latest developments in the ‘Fly by Sight’ flight deck concept to the helicopter market during the HAI HELI-EXPO 2020. The company’s ‘Fly by Sight’ concept brings various flight deck technologies together in an integrated way for more intuitive head-up operation during critical phases of flight,… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 28-Jan-20

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MD to Feature Fresno Sheriff MD530F and MD530G Block II at Heli-Expo 2020

MD to Feature Fresno Sheriff MD530F and MD530G Block II at Heli-Expo 2020

At the 2020 HAI Heli-Expo in Anaheim California, MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) will proudly display two aircraft representing the two largest segments of the company’s global customer base, law enforcement and military. The MD Helicopters booth, #6815, will feature an MD 530F operated by Fresno County (CA) Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) alongside the next generation of… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 28-Jan-20

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Rotortrade Selects Heli-One To Perform Two H225 Return-to-Service

Rotortrade Selects Heli-One To Perform Two H225 Return-to-Service

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, will perform two Return-to-Service programs for two H225s for Rotortrade, a leading international helicopter distributor. The work will take place at Heli-One Poland in Rzeszow, Poland.   Rotortrade had lead the way in managing, re-purposing and re-marketing the 11-ton Heavy Helicopter Super Puma… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 28-Jan-20

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Collins Aerospace promotes Goodrich rescue hoist on S70 Firehawk

Collins Aerospace promotes Goodrich rescue hoist on S70 Firehawk

Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced that three of the world’s top aerial firefighting agencies are equipping their helicopters with the company’s newest rescue hoist, the Goodrich 44318. The Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) selected the hoist for their… Read more »

Source: Collins Aerospace, 28-Jan-20

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FlightSafety to add new Level D sims for Airbus EC145 and Leonardo AW139

FlightSafety to add new Level D sims for Airbus EC145 and Leonardo AW139

FlightSafety International announces the expansion of its helicopter training programs and services with new Level D qualified simulators for the Airbus Helicopters EC145 and Leonardo AW139. “This significant expansion of the training programs and services we offer to helicopter operators reflects FlightSafety’s commitment to provide a broad range of conveniently located programs that our Customers… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 28-Jan-20

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Bell Announces New Technological Enhancements

Bell Announces New Technological Enhancements

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today new equipment enhancements across its current in-production commercial aircraft during Helicopter Association International’s annual Heli-Expo in Anaheim, California. “Bell is committed to incorporating the latest technologies into our products to further improve the performance, cost of operations and support the lifecycle of aircraft,” said Susan… Read more »

Source: Bell, 28-Jan-20

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Aviation Search Group Adds Two New Managing Directors to Support Growth

Aviation Search Group Adds Two New Managing Directors to Support Growth

Aviation Search Group (HELI-EXPO Booth 2424) announced the appointment of Dorothy Knupp (L) and Jessica Firmstone (R) as Managing Directors for the organization’s recruiting operations. These are new positions that were created to support recent growth, as a result of more client companies turning to the executive search firm for help in addressing the industry-wide… Read more »

Source: Aviation Search Group, 28-Jan-20

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StandardAero and Robertson Announce First Canadian Customer for AS350/EC130 Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank

StandardAero and Robertson Announce First Canadian Customer for AS350/EC130 Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank

StandardAero and Robertson Fuel Systems announced today the delivery of two crash-resistant fuel tanks (CRFTs) to the first operator in Canada to adopt this potentially lifesaving equipment.  The CRFTs will be installed on one AS350 BA helicopter and one AS350 B2 helicopter owned and operated by Ontario-based Zimmer Air Services Inc., both of which have… Read more »

Source: StandardAero and Robertson, 28-Jan-20

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StandardAero and Thales Announce Launch Customer for new H125 Autopilot System

StandardAero and Thales Announce Launch Customer for new H125 Autopilot System

 Today, StandardAero and Thales announced WeatherTech as the launch customer for their advanced 4-axis Compact Autopilot System for the Airbus Helicopters H125/AS350 platform.  Derived from certified transport category solutions, the Lightweight Compact Autopilot brings advanced, state-of-the-art 4-axis capability, performance and enhanced levels of safety to the light helicopter market, while eliminating the need for a… Read more »

Source: Standard Aero and Thales, 28-Jan-20

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Applied Video Imaging Extends Product Warranty to 3 Years

Applied Video Imaging Extends Product Warranty to 3 Years

Applied Video Imaging LLC, a leading innovator and original equipment manufacturer of rugged video system components, announced today the warranty period for all AVI products has been extended to three years from the previous two- year warranty. Users who have already purchased AVI products will also get the new three-year warranty applied to their product… Read more »

Source: Applied Video Imaging, 28-Jan-20

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ITT Enidine Showcasing Innovative Rotorcraft Solutions at Heli-Expo

ITT Enidine Showcasing Innovative Rotorcraft Solutions at Heli-Expo

ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) and its Enidine, Aerospace Controls and Matrix Composites brands will showcase its Lead Lag Damper Silicone along with their collective portfolio of highly engineered product solutions for the rotorcraft industry at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020, January 28-30, in Anaheim, California. Enidine’s rotorcraft solutions reduce noise and vibration, enabling a more comfortable passenger… Read more »

Source: ITT, 28-Jan-20

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EASA approves STC for Trakka TLX searchlight on EC135

EASA approves STC for Trakka TLX searchlight on EC135

ESG`s existing EASA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for High-Performance Searchlights was extended for Trakka Systems´ new High-Performance Search Light “TLX”. In Autumn 2019 ESG realized the successful delivery of the first modified helicopter to a German customer. The new “TLX” provides more light output at less electrical power and weight. The new design reduces maintenance… Read more »

Source: ESG, 28-Jan-20

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NHV Group and Tropical Arctic Logistics sign Strategic Teaming Agreement

NHV Group and Tropical Arctic Logistics sign Strategic Teaming Agreement

NHV Group, a leading provider of B2B helicopter services and Tropical Arctic Logistics Ltd (TAL), a Nigerian subsidiary of Baywood Integrated Group, specialized in logistics and flight services are pleased to announce that they have entered into a teaming agreement. The agreement is designed to allow both companies to jointly pursue strategic opportunities in Nigeria… Read more »

Source: NHV, 28-Jan-20

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Boost Human External Cargo Systems Introduces New HEC Products for Bell 206L & MD500

Boost Human External Cargo Systems Introduces New HEC Products for Bell 206L & MD500

Boost Human External Cargo Systems (Boost Systems – www.boostsystems.ca), a global industry leader in the provision of the most advanced, fully-certified, Human External Cargo (HEC) Systems and services for the rescue, utility, public safety and defence sectors announces it now offers HEC systems for the Bell 206L and MD500 helicopter models. Boost Systems is exhibiting at… Read more »

Source: Boost Systems, 28-Jan-20

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Astronautics Adds New Enhancements To RoadRunner EFI

Astronautics Adds New Enhancements To RoadRunner EFI

Astronautics Corporation of America is releasing enhancements to its AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI). The latest updates include further enhancements that improve integration with all H-60 platforms, as well as support for additional military functions such as Tactical Air Navigation Systems (TACAN). “Astronautics prides itself on continually evolving the RoadRunner EFI to address our… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 28-Jan-20

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Robinson Newscopters Deliver News

Robinson Newscopters Deliver News

Robinson Newscopters continue to make inroads into major media markets in the U.S. with Washington D.C. and Tampa, Florida, becoming the latest to employ Robinson Electric News Gathering (ENG) helicopters. SKY Helicopters, Robinson’s longtime dealer in Garland, Texas, recently took delivery of a new R66 Newscopter bringing the company’s fleet of Robinson Newscopters to fifteen…. Read more »

Source: Newscopters, 28-Jan-20

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Leonardo Philadelphia delivers 300th AW139

Leonardo Philadelphia delivers 300th AW139

Leonardo delivered on January 24 the 300th AW139 assembled at its Northeast Philadelphia facility. The aircraft is a Boeing MH-139A Grey Wolf assigned to the United States Air Force. The site, which serves as Leonardo Helicopters’ North America headquarters, has been operational since 1980 and employs over 700. Leonardo Helicopters Philadelphia also manufactures the AW119… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 28-Jan-20

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Airwolf Aerospace and True Blue Power Announce New Lithium-ion Main Ship Battery STCs

Airwolf Aerospace and True Blue Power Announce New Lithium-ion Main Ship Battery STCs

True Blue Power today announced Airwolf Aerospace has selected the company’s ultra-lightweight, fast-charging main ship batteries for a series of new lithium-ion battery Supplemental Type Certification (STC) kits on 18 turbine helicopter models. Airwolf’s lithium-ion battery STC kits include a state-of-the-art True Blue Power® lithium-ion main ship battery, mounting hardware, simple wiring harness and a Magic… Read more »

Source: True Blue Power, 27-Jan-20

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Bucher presents its newest multi-mission HEMS at Heli-Expo 2020

Bucher presents its newest multi-mission HEMS at Heli-Expo 2020

From January 28 through 30, 2020, Bucher will present its helicopter emergency equipment at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, CA, USA. If you are looking for innovative and highly modular equipment for your rescue operations, visit us in hall B, at booth #2531! We will be happy to show you all our exciting and innovative… Read more »

Source: Bucher, 27-Jan-20

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Astronautics Readies Its Airborne Communication System for Various Airbus Platforms

Astronautics Readies Its Airborne Communication System for Various Airbus Platforms

Astronautics Corporation of America is readying its wireless Airborne Communication System (wACS) for entry into service on various Airbus Helicopters’ aircraft platforms, beginning with the H145. This past summer, Astronautics supported test flights to achieve European Aviation Safety Agency type certification on the aircraft.  The company has also delivered final wACS software updates for production… Read more »

Source: Astronautics Corporation, 27-Jan-20

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Astronautics RoadRunner EFI Brings Enhanced Capability to Santa Barbara Firehawk

Astronautics RoadRunner EFI Brings Enhanced Capability to Santa Barbara Firehawk

Astronautics Corporation of America is providing its AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instruments (EFIs) to Arista Aviation as cost-effective, easy-to-install replacements on a FIREHAWK helicopter to be operated by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD). The RoadRunner EFIs—two per aircraft—are part of an upgraded avionics package and instrument panel on a UHH-60L Black Hawk helicopter… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 27-Jan-20

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Astronautics Nears FAA Approval on STC for RoadRunner EFI on Bell 212 and 412

Astronautics Nears FAA Approval on STC for RoadRunner EFI on Bell 212 and 412

Astronautics Corporation of America, in partnership with Rotorcraft Services Group (RSG), has completed submission for a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI) on Bell 212 and 412 aircraft with certification expected near term. RSG is an authorized RoadRunner EFI dealer, installer, and PMA kit provider… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 27-Jan-20

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Canada approves Astronics Enhanced Vision Systems on Bell 407

Canada approves Astronics Enhanced Vision Systems on Bell 407

Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO), a leading provider of advanced technologies for global aerospace, defense, and other mission critical industries, announced today that an amended Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) has been approved by Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) for its Max-Viz 1400 and 1200 Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS) on Bell 407 helicopters. Astronics expects that the… Read more »

Source: Astronics, 27-Jan-20

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Cobham Launches Titan Digital Audio Management Series

Cobham Launches Titan Digital Audio Management Series

Cobham Aerospace Connectivity announces the launch of Titan, a series of aircraft audio management products for light to medium rotary and fixed-wing aircraft. Titan will enable agencies like Police, Fire and Medical Evacuation to perform tactical missions using smaller aircraft. The public safety aviation sector has seen a rise in the demand for smaller aircraft to carry out… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 27-Jan-20

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Luma Technologies offers Goggle Ready LED Solutions for UH-60 / S-70 Operators

Luma Technologies offers Goggle Ready LED Solutions for UH-60 / S-70 Operators

Luma Technologies known for their broad line of LED Caution Warning panels and displays announced the introduction of an LED upgrade suite for the UH-60 / S-70 platforms. The three-unit package includes the primary 82-station Caution Advisory Panel complemented by a pair of drop-in replacements for the six-station clusters of primary warning lights and master… Read more »

Source: Luma Technologies, 27-Jan-20

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Air Methods to supply two EC145s to Houston Healthcare

Air Methods to supply two EC145s to Houston Healthcare

Officials with HCA Houston Healthcare unveiled Houston’s newest air ambulance service and the city’s first advanced mobile training ambulance and patient simulator, two new programs designed to enhance high-level adult and pediatric trauma care. “These two programs demonstrate a total commitment to supporting our EMS personnel and first responders in the region with higher-level training and support,… Read more »

Source: HCA Houston Healthcare, 27-Jan-20

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VFS Leads eVTOL Efforts at HAI Heli-Expo 2020

VFS Leads eVTOL Efforts at HAI Heli-Expo 2020

The Vertical Flight Society, the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, announces today its activities at Heli-Expo to highlight advanced new military and civil vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Heli-Expo 2020 is hosted by the Helicopter Association International (HAI) and is being held Jan. 28–30, 2020, in the Anaheim Convention Center,… Read more »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 27-Jan-20

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Kopter’s SH09 flies with a new main rotor configuration

Kopter’s SH09 flies with a new main rotor configuration

Kopter pursues its flight test campaign in Sicily with its 3rd prototype (P3) having now reached more than 100 flights and being now equipped with a modified main rotor head and the next generation of main rotor blades. Both were successfully tested at the end of last year on the company’s whirltower in Ennetmoos, Switzerland…. Read more »

Source: Kopter, 27-Jan-20

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Air Methods lowers costs to patients

Air Methods lowers costs to patients

A popular air medical helicopter company believes they have the answer to lowering the cost for patients who need emergency care. See Full Story.

Source: Air Methods, 27-Jan-20

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MINT Turbines Announces Launch of Redesigned Website

MINT Turbines Announces Launch of Redesigned Website

M International is pleased to announce its flagship MRO facility MINT Turbines, LLC (Stroud, Oklahoma)  launched their redesigned website at “www.mintturbines.com.” This updated website features new visual and technical enhancements including streamlining the interface for ease of access to vital technical and contact information, and most of all – an enhanced website design. This new… Read more »

Source: MINT Turbines, 27-Jan-20

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26-Jan-20 N72EX Sikorsky S76B Calabasas, US-California (9F)

This accident took the lives of basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. More details to follow when facts can be established rather than relying on media speculation

26-Jan-20

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Boost Human External Cargo Systems Exhibiting at HAI Heli-Expo 2020

Boost Human External Cargo Systems Exhibiting at HAI Heli-Expo 2020

Boost Human External Cargo Systems (Boost Systems – www.boostsystems.ca), a global industry leader in the provision of the most advanced, fully-certified, Human External Cargo (HEC) Systems and services for the rescue, utility, public safety and defence sectors is exhibiting at Heli-Expo 2020 (Booth #2436) in Anaheim, California from January 28th – 30th, 2020. “Over the… Read more »

Source: Boost Systems, 24-Jan-20

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eVTOL manufacturer Joby Aviation raises $590 Million

eVTOL manufacturer Joby Aviation raises $590 Million

 Joby Aviation, a pioneer in the development of an electric air taxi, has raised $590 million in Series C funding led by Toyota Motor Corporation. Prior investors, including SPARX Group, Intel Capital, Capricorn Investment Group, JetBlue Technology Ventures, Toyota AI Ventures, and AME Cloud Ventures, also contributed to the round, and were joined by new… Read more »

Source: Joby Aviation, 24-Jan-20

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Helicopter Foundation International changes name

Helicopter Foundation International changes name

Helicopter Foundation International (HFI), HAI’s charitable arm, is undergoing a name change that more closely identifies the nonprofit rganization’s role in supporting HAI missions. Effective January 13, 2020, the name officially changed to the HAI Foundation. “For many years, not everyone realized that HFI is directly connected to HAI, its parent organization,” says HAI President… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Foundation International, 24-Jan-20

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Bristow Supports Republic of Singapore Air Force, Australia Bushfire Relief Operations

Bristow Supports Republic of Singapore Air Force, Australia Bushfire Relief Operations

As the world pays attention to the major bushfires happening along the East Coast of Australia, Bristow Defence Industries (BDI) has quietly supported the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s Oakey Detachment, based in Oakey, Queensland, in its preparation to deploy two RSAF’s CH47Ds from Oakey to Royal Australian Air Force Base East Sale, located 220… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 24-Jan-20

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Genesys Aerosystems Offers New Line of Digital Radios

Genesys Aerosystems Offers New Line of Digital Radios

Genesys Aerosystems, a leading provider of EFIS and autopilot solutions, announced today a new product line, the Genesys Digital Radio (GDR). The Genesys Digital Radio is a family of remote-mounted, software-definable radios. They feature combined VOR/localizer/glideslope navigation, marker beacon, and VHF communication with a frequency range of 118-136 MHz or 118-156 MHz, and 25 or… Read more »

Source: Genesys Aerosystems, 24-Jan-20

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Bristow to merge with Era Helicopters

Bristow to merge with Era Helicopters

Letter posted by Bristow Group as an official filing with the US SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission), written by L. Don Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer.:- Dear Colleagues, Today is an important day in the life of Bristow as we continue to position our global company for long term success. It is with great enthusiasm… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 24-Jan-20

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AirX proposes new tourist flights from Tokyo Heliport

AirX proposes new tourist flights from Tokyo Heliport

Japanese operator AirX has set up a project in association with with Keikyu Corporation which will result in tourist flights by helicopter to a newly developed resort known as “Sky Resort Miura”. The venue on the Miura Peninsula is a popular get-away destination for Tokyo residents, but suffers from slow ground transport. The peninsula is in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Jan-20

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Elbit Systems Successfully Demonstrates High-Altitude High-Precision Aerial Firefighting Solution

Elbit Systems Successfully Demonstrates High-Altitude High-Precision Aerial Firefighting Solution

Elbit Systems completed a successful field demonstration of its patented Hydrop system, an innovative solution enabling high-altitude high-precision aerial firefighting. The field demonstration took place recently as part of an exercise led by the Israel Fire and Rescue Authority. During the exercise two Air Tractor aircraft from the Israeli Fire Fighting Squadron were directed to… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 22-Jan-20

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PS Engineering announces PAC45 with dual control head – PAC45D

PS Engineering announces PAC45 with dual control head – PAC45D

Responding to the Special Mission Community, PS Engineering is pleased to announce the availability of a dual control head to work with the PAC45 Special Mission Digital Audio Control System. The PAC45D system allows the flight crew easy access to critical mission audio from a central controller. This meets the operational requirements of many agencies,… Read more »

Source: PS Engineering, 22-Jan-20

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DRF Foundation to fund external air medical R&D projects

DRF Foundation to fund external air medical R&D projects

From 2020, the DRF Foundation for Air Rescue will fund larger projects than before that deal with the research and development of innovative methods, new concepts and systems in the field of preclinical emergency and rescue medicine, especially in air rescue. Those interested in funding can now submit their project. “Since every human life is… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 22-Jan-20

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Twirly Birds annual meeting to be held during HAI Heli-Expo 2020

Twirly Birds annual meeting to be held during HAI Heli-Expo 2020

International helicopter pilot organization Twirly Birds will hold its annual membership meeting in conjunction with the Helicopter Association International (HAI) HELI-EXPO in Anaheim, California, on Tue., Jan. 28, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Anaheim Marriott, Orange County Ballroom 3 & 4. General membership qualification requirements are to have flown solo in a helicopter or vertical lift aircraft… Read more »

Source: HAI, 22-Jan-20

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Airbus displays its customer-centric solutions at Heli-Expo 2020

Airbus displays its customer-centric solutions at Heli-Expo 2020

Airbus Helicopters will be showcasing its civil range of helicopters at Heli-Expo 2020, which runs from 28-30 January at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. Centre-stage on booth 3432 will be an H125, an ACH130 Aston Martin Edition, and an H175. The H125 will be displayed with the company’s latest improvements destined to better serve… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-Jan-20

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HAI Foundation Online Auction Is Now Open

HAI Foundation Online Auction Is Now Open

It’s here: the HAI Foundation Online Silent Auction is now open. Take home a unique rotorcraft experience today! Go to BiddingforGood.com/HAI 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 4:00 pm PST, Jan. 30—the close of the… Read more »

Source: HAI Foundation, 22-Jan-20

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FAA Administrator to Attend HAI Heli-Expo 2020

FAA Administrator  to Attend HAI Heli-Expo 2020

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Steve Dickson is scheduled to attend HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, Calif., on Jan. 28, 2020. Dickson will provide remarks at the HAI Annual Membership Meeting and Breakfast. He is expected to address a variety of topics relevant to the vertical-lift… Read more »

Source: HAI, 22-Jan-20

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EHA launches European Rotors event to rival Vertical Flight Expo

EHA launches European Rotors event to rival Vertical Flight Expo

The European Helicopter Association (EHA) has launched European Rotors, an exhibition which will run in November 2020 in the German city of Cologne. It will be supported by EASA, along with airframe manufacturers including Airbus, Bell, Kopter and Leonardo, together with engine company Safran. To many observers, this is hardly a surprise. The EHA was instrumental in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Jan-20

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22-Jan-20 C-GSQA Bell B206L Lac-St-Jean, Canada-Quebec

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances whilst part of a search and rescue operation for missing snowmobilers in the Île Beemer area of Lac-St-Jean, Canada-Quebec. The solo pilot received non life threatening injuries.

22-Jan-20

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StandardAero makes component repair acquisition in Europe

StandardAero makes component repair acquisition in Europe

StandardAero has acquired TRS Global Services subsidiary, TRS Ireland, a highly specialized provider of component repair and manufacturing processes for a large range of industrial, aeroderivative and aircraft gas turbines. The acquisition will continue to expand StandardAero’s Components, Helicopters & Accessories (CH&A) division and its worldwide portfolio of MRO and component repair services. TRS Ireland… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 21-Jan-20

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21-Jan-20 N715RK Guimbal G2 Independence, US-Iowa

Aircraft crashed into a hangar at Independence Municipal Airport, US-Iowa.

21-Jan-20

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Hawaii Air Tour Task Force to Address Safety and Noise

Hawaii Air Tour Task Force to Address Safety and Noise

Stakeholders from Hawaii Helicopter Association (HHA), Hawaii Department of Transportation Airports Division (HDOTA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Helicopter Association International (HAI), elected officials and their representatives, and other industry stakeholders formalized a task force structure today to address safety, noise and other issues related to helicopter and fixed-wing aerial tours. Justin Brooke, HHA President,… Read more »

Source: Hawaii Helicopter Association, 20-Jan-20

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Genesys Adds Integration with PS Engineering

Genesys Adds Integration with PS Engineering

Genesys Aerosystems, the leading provider of integrated avionics systems for military and civil customers, announced that the IDU-680 EFIS display now integrates with the PAC45G Digital Audio Controller from PS Engineering. Genesys Aerosystems specializes in seamless cockpit integration for OEM and retrofit platforms. The addition of the PAC45G further adds to the long list of… Read more »

Source: Genesys Aerosystems, 20-Jan-20

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Helinet announces new president and COO

Helinet announces new president and COO

Helinet Aviation Services, one of the most diverse and respected helicopter operators within the United States, announces the appointment of Sean M. Cross as President and COO.  A retired U.S. Coast Guard Captain and aviator with 25 years of distinguished service, Cross is responsible for leading the company’s day-to-day operations and growth into new markets. He… Read more »

Source: Helinet Aviation Services, 20-Jan-20

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2019 mission statistics of the DRF Group

2019 mission statistics of the DRF Group

In a total of 40,738 missions, the crews of the 35 HEMS bases in Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein as well as the ambulance flight operations were alerted to provide immediate, highly professional medical assistance to seriously ill or injured people. After all: when a life is at stake, every minute counts. With 40,738 missions in… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 20-Jan-20

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Nepal – Summit Helicopters rebrands back to original Fishtail Air name

Nepal – Summit Helicopters rebrands back to original Fishtail Air name

Back in June 2018, Fishtail Air (as it was then) announced that their company name changed on May 25, 2018, from “Fishtail Air Pvt. Ltd.” to “Summit Helicopters Pvt. Ltd”, noting that the company will continue to operate in its current structure, and contacts will remain unchanged. Other than these visible changes, there was no change… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Jan-20

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Airbus appoints Head of External Communications

Airbus appoints Head of External Communications

Laurence Petiard has been appointed Head of External Communications for Airbus Helicopters, effective January 2020. In this new role, she will be in charge of coordinating Airbus Helicopters’ media relations, web, and social media activities. Laurence has worked for the last five years in the Airbus Helicopters media relations department, where she was in charge of external communications… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 17-Jan-20

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Garmin® unveils the fourth generation GPS/NAV/COMM

Garmin® unveils the fourth generation GPS/NAV/COMM

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced the GTN™ 650Xi and GTN 750Xi, the next generation of in-flight navigation technology. Designed as a direct slide-in upgrade to the previous generation GTN 650/750, pilots can preserve their panel and modernize the cockpit with the new GTN 650Xi and GTN 750Xi. The all-in-one… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 17-Jan-20

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Farewell Message from Matt Zuccaro as he hands over HAI

Farewell Message from Matt Zuccaro as he hands over HAI

AS MANY OF YOU KNOW, after 50-plus years in the helicopter industry, including 15 years as HAI president and CEO, I’m retiring. I’ve been given more opportunities and experiences than I could’ve imagined when I started my career in aviation. My tenure as president and CEO of HAI has been the highlight of my working life…. Read more »

Source: HAI, 16-Jan-20

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Manufacturing of Tiltrotor AW609 wind tunnel model via SLS and Windform

Manufacturing of Tiltrotor AW609 wind tunnel model via SLS and Windform

Among the most interesting and significant applications in the aerospace sector, developed thanks to the collaboration of our partners, is with no doubt the new wind tunnel model of the LEONARDO tiltrotor AW609 manufactures by CRP Technology for Leonardo Helicopter Division (Leonardo HD, formerly known as Agusta Westland). This project allowed CRP Technology, once again,… Read more »

Source: CRP Technology, 16-Jan-20

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Sikorsky, Rheinmetall Unveil Plans for German Heavy-Lift CH-53K

Sikorsky, Rheinmetall Unveil Plans for German Heavy-Lift CH-53K

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), and Rheinmetall representing the German industry team, submitted the bid for the production and operation of the Sikorsky CH-53K (“King Stallion”) as the Bundeswehr’s new heavy-lift transport helicopter for its “Schwerer Transporthubschrauber” (STH) program. “Our entire team is pleased to offer the CH-53K: the most efficient, capable and intelligent helicopter… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 16-Jan-20

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Vertical Flight Society Announces Continued Strong Growth

Vertical Flight Society Announces Continued Strong Growth

The Vertical Flight Society, the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, announces that it continues its strong growth in membership as a result of the unprecedented global investment in advanced new military and civil vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Worldwide increases in research and development (R&D) funding by governments and industry… Read more »

Source: Vertical Flight Society, 16-Jan-20

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Era Group Names Senior Vice President of Business Development

Era Group Names Senior Vice President of Business Development

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA), one of the largest helicopter operators in the world, today announced that David Stepanek has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President, Business Development. Mr. Stepanek has an extensive background in aviation and the helicopter industry, most recently as the President of PHI Americas where he was responsible… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 14-Jan-20

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Schiebel Camcopter S-100 deployed for river pollution crisis in Malaysia

Schiebel Camcopter S-100 deployed for river pollution crisis in Malaysia

Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100, supported by Three Tis Group, was deployed as a first emergency response providing critical situational information during the Kim Kim river toxic pollution crisis in Malaysia. In March 2019 more than two tons of illegal chemical waste were dumped in the Kim Kim river, which is located near the largest industrial area… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 14-Jan-20

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25,000 missions for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

25,000 missions for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) has been tasked a total of 25,000 missions since the Charity was founded 21 years ago. This landmark figure was reached on January 1st when the team attended a road traffic collision in Hertfordshire. EHAAT attended 1,526 patients in 2019, making it the busiest year ever for the Charity’s… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 14-Jan-20

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Bristow used Chapter 11 process to drop Airbus H175 order

Bristow used Chapter 11 process to drop Airbus H175 order

At one time, Bristow Group had a total of 22 Airbus H175s on order. Here’s the timeline of the announcements 2013 – an initial order of “up to 12”, which turned out to be 5 when you read the 2015 release 2015 – increased by 12 in 2015, a further five were then added in 2017 –… Read more »

10-Jan-20

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THOMMEN delivers first multi function displays for the AW129

THOMMEN delivers first multi function displays for the AW129

THOMMEN AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT LTD. is pleased to announce first deliveries of its digital Multi-Function Display (MFD) replacement solution for legacy CRT displays installed on AW129 helicopters. Thanks to a proven track record in critical flight instruments and to inhouse LCD design, cutting and laminating capabilities, THOMMEN was awarded the task of developing and supplying a… Read more »

Source: THOMMEN, 10-Jan-20

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Milestone Aviation Group names CEO

Milestone Aviation Group names CEO

Pat Sheedy, a veteran aviation finance professional, has been named CEO of Milestone Aviation Group (“Milestone”), a GECAS company and the global leader in helicopter leasing. Greg Conlon — recently promoted from Milestone to become GECAS’ President and CEO — has appointed Pat Sheedy to take the lead role at Milestone. “Pat will join the… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation Group, 10-Jan-20

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