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COVID-19 – Rotorcorp COVID-19 Virus Status & Response

COVID-19 – Rotorcorp COVID-19 Virus Status & Response

At Rotorcorp, serving our customers is the most important thing we do, and your health and well-being remains our top priority. As COVID-19 impacts our communities and daily lives, we want to assure you that we are monitoring developments very closely with the appropriate authorities and informational outlets. As a critical provider of small parts,… Read more »

Source: Rotorcorp, 26-Mar-20

Helitech World Expo (ex Vertical Flight Expo) picks April 2021 dates

Helitech World Expo (ex Vertical Flight Expo) picks April 2021 dates

Following HeliHub’s exclusive article Reed sells Vertical Flight Expo (ex Helitech), the purchasers have made this announcement:- Prysm Group is delighted to announce the launch of Helitech World Expo, Europe’s largest event for the helicopter sector. Welcoming 300 exhibitors and over 3,000 visitors, Helitech World Expo will empower the industry to reimagine the possibilities and… Read more »

Source: Prysm Group, 25-Mar-20

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COVID-19 – British helicopter industry steps up – but still needs more help

COVID-19 – British helicopter industry steps up – but still needs more help

The British Helicopter Association (BHA) is flagging up to the UK Government that there are plenty of helicopters available to transport both people and freight in the current time of need while the country battles Coronavirus (COVID-19). BHA sees urgent requirements from both Government and National Health Service (NHS) users. A number of operators including… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Mar-20

Maryland State Police mark 50 years of medevac flights

Maryland State Police mark 50 years of medevac flights

The Maryland State Police Aviation Command marks the 50th anniversary of the first civilian medevac mission flown in our state and the commencement of an integrated emergency medical system whose members have helped saved tens of thousands of lives since. On March 19, 1970, at 11:20 a.m., Maryland State Police “Helicopter 108,” crewed by pilot… Read more »

Source: Maryland Government, 23-Mar-20

Shady Cove airport opens new helipad

Shady Cove airport opens new helipad

Shady Cove’s airport, owned by Rogue Air, Inc., held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday afternoon for a new helicopter pad. See Full Story. 

Source: Fox 26, 19-Mar-20

COVID-19 – HAI and Aviation groups seek financial relief for General Aviation Businesses

COVID-19 – HAI and Aviation groups seek financial relief for General Aviation Businesses

Helicopter Association International (HAI) has joined a coalition of five other general aviation associations in seeking from the US government financial relief for general aviation businesses. The request stems from the unstable global economic situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a March 17 letter to majority and minority leaders of the US Senate and… Read more »

Source: HAI, 19-Mar-20

London’s Air Ambulance releases 2019 statistics

Today we are releasing our mission statistics for 2019 in order to raise awareness of the work we do day and night to help save lives in the capital. In 2019, our charity’s 30th anniversary year, we took an advanced trauma team to 1730 patients whose lives were on the line. This is an increase of 74 missions… Read more »

18-Mar-20

COVID-19 European business aviation under threat

COVID-19 European business aviation under threat

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) respects the decision by European authorities to temporarily restrict non-essential travel, but calls on the European Commission, the Member States and Switzerland to consider all recovery and relief measures available to ensure business continuity for operators, airports and others in the business aviation industry. Given the current global pandemic,… Read more »

Source: EBAA, 18-Mar-20

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New scheduled service to the Isles of Scilly starts amid protesters

New scheduled service to the Isles of Scilly starts amid protesters

The new scheduled service between the British mainland and the Isles of Scilly started yesterday, but the launch was marred by climate change protesters with “Climate Crime Scene” banners, including one approx 8m long and 2m tall. The scheduled service route between the old Penzance Heliport (only “over the road” from the new one) dates… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Mar-20

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COVID-19 – HeliHub.com continues without interruption – and opens new opportunities

COVID-19 – HeliHub.com continues without interruption – and opens new opportunities

Good news! HeliHub.com is NOT affected by COVID-19 restrictions because it was built from the ground up as a remote working operation. Owner Jeremy Parkin has a strong background in the IT world, and when he founded the world’s first helicopter news website back in 1999, the IT aspect of the business was paramount. HeliHub is… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Mar-20

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Maui Hospital opens helipad for night operations

Maui Hospital opens helipad for night operations

Hawaiian Maui Hospital announced that from April, air ambulance helicopters can land at Maui Memorial Medical Center’s (MMMC) helipad at night. See Full Story.  

Source: AirMed&Rescue, 17-Mar-20

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Phoebe Putney Health System opens new helipad

Phoebe Putney Health System opens new helipad

A new helipad is now in use on Phoebe’s main campus to provide more efficient and effective transport of emergency patients. Members of Phoebe’s emergency center team joined health system leaders and representatives from Air Evac Lifeteam to cut the ribbon on the helipad Friday. “The location on top of our employee parking garage will… Read more »

Source: Phoebe Putney Health System, 17-Mar-20

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Omni starts another PGS contract with both S76 and AW139

Omni starts another PGS contract with both S76 and AW139

Omni Táxi Aéreo recently started another contract with PGS, a reference company in the Seismic area, for its Offshore passengers transportation and MEDEVAC coverage. This is Omni’s sixth contract with PGS, for whom the company has been providing air transportation services in helicopters for over 15 years, reinforcing brand confidence and an excellent relationship between… Read more »

Source: Omni Táxi Aéreo, 17-Mar-20

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Guardian Flight to Open Helicopter Base in Kenai, Alaska

Guardian Flight to Open Helicopter Base in Kenai, Alaska

Guardian Flight, a Global Medical Response (GMR) critical care air transport company, will open its first rotor wing base in Alaska at Kenai Municipal Airport this spring. The Airbus H125 helicopter will serve Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula’s hospitals including South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna and Providence Seward Medical Center in Seward…. Read more »

Source: Guardian Flight, 17-Mar-20

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COVID-19 – Helity suspends all three scheduled routes

COVID-19 – Helity suspends all three scheduled routes

Following a Royal Decree in Spain, Helity has been forced to suspend operations for all flights for the time being. The company will continue maintance provision, and their helicopters will be available to the authorities as required. They have even said their email is closed too, which seems unexpected in today’s connected world. Helity runs… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Mar-20

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Children’s Air Ambulance flies its 500th mission

Children’s Air Ambulance flies its 500th mission

The Children’s Air Ambulance – the first and only dedicated neonatal and paediatric helicopter emergency transfer service in the country – has flown its 500th mission. Formed in 2012 and operated by The Air Ambulance Service, it receives no government funding and relies totally on public donations to remain operational. Two helicopters fly out of… Read more »

Source: Children’s Air Ambulance, 17-Mar-20

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Airbus will only sell you a five-blade H145 now

Airbus will only sell you a five-blade H145 now

Airbus Helicopters have confirmed to HeliHub.com that every sale of the H145 will now be a commitment to a five-blade helicopter.  The four-blade rotorhead is no longer an option, and a number of the existing fleet are already scheduled for update to the newer model, including those ordered by German EMS operator DRF Luftrettung. HeliHub.com understands that… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Mar-20

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EDA appoints new EDA Chief Executive

EDA appoints new EDA Chief Executive

The EDA Steering Board today appointed Jiří Šedivý, former Czech Defence Minister, as new EDA Chief Executive upon recommendation of the Head of the European Defence Agency Josep Borrell. He will take office in April 2020. Jiří Šedivý has extensive experience in the defence domain, having served as Defence Minister of the Czech Republic (2006-2007),… Read more »

Source: EDA, 16-Mar-20

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DynCorp International Attends Aerial Firefighting Conference

DynCorp International Attends Aerial Firefighting Conference

CAL FIRE representatives attended the North American Aerial Firefighting Conference in Sacramento, California as the platinum sponsor. “The conference focused on global challenges in the aerial firefighting industry,” said Jeff Cavarra, CAL FIRE program director. “It explored new technology and lessons learned in the aerial firefighting community.” DynCorp International’s booth promoted our world-class aircrews, maintenance… Read more »

Source: DynCorp, 16-Mar-20

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Garmin® receives On-Time Delivery award from Airbus Helicopters

Garmin® receives On-Time Delivery award from Airbus Helicopters

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced it received the 2019 On-Time Delivery award by Airbus Helicopters at the North American Supplier Conference in Grand Prairie, Texas. Garmin was recently recognized with this award for its efficient performance related to product delivery. Garmin avionics are currently available as standard on select… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 16-Mar-20

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Avfuel helps operators cancel emissions with carbon offsets

Avfuel helps operators cancel emissions with carbon offsets

As a leader in the global supply of aviation fuel and services, Avfuel is committed to helping the industry reach its carbon neutrality goals. As part of this initiative, Avfuel now offers a voluntary carbon offset program for its fueling partners. The fuel supplier helps flight operations offset their carbon emissions in one of two… Read more »

Source: Avfuel, 16-Mar-20

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Duke of Cambridge becomes Patron of London’s Air Ambulance

Duke of Cambridge becomes Patron of London’s Air Ambulance

We are honoured to announce that His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge has today become Patron of London’s Air Ambulance Charity. The Duke has made the decision after supporting the charity’s yearlong 30th anniversary campaign in 2019, during which he flew with the crew and met staff and patients from the service. Through this… Read more »

Source: London's Air Ambulance, 16-Mar-20

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Court affirms limits on US Forest Service helicopter use in Idaho

Court affirms limits on US Forest Service helicopter use in Idaho

A federal appeals court affirmed key rulings imposed by an Idaho judge to prevent the U.S. Forest Service from again illegally authorizing the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) to conduct helicopter-assisted wildlife-collaring operations in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.  Today’s ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit… Read more »

Source: US Forest Service, 16-Mar-20

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Hamilton Sundstrand awarded $10M Japanese V-22 contract

Hamilton Sundstrand awarded $10M Japanese V-22 contract

Hamilton Sundstrand Corp., Rockford, Illinois, is awarded a $10,075,122 modification (P00003) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-19-C-0006). This modification exercises an option to procure non-recurring engineering and equipment for system integration lab activities in support of the V-22 aircraft Constant Frequency Generator Control Unit design improvement effort for the Navy, Air Force and the… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 16-Mar-20

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COVID-19 – EBACE 2020 cancelled

COVID-19 – EBACE 2020 cancelled

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced the decision to cancel the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition 2020 (EBACE2020), due to concerns related to the rapidly evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The event was scheduled to take place in Geneva from May 26-28, 2020. Both business aviation groups… Read more »

Source: EBAA, 15-Mar-20

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Philippines – Ascent signs UN Climate Neutral Now pledge

Philippines – Ascent signs UN Climate Neutral Now pledge

Ascent, Asia’s technology-powered urban air mobility service, has announced its commitment to climate neutrality, by signing United Nations Climate Neutral Now Pledge. This signifies an important step towards reducing the contribution of urban air mobility to the climate crisis.  Ascent enables users to avail of helicopter flights by the seat, to skip the traffic and… Read more »

Source: Ascent, 15-Mar-20

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UK AAIB Bulletin – March 2020

UK AAIB Bulletin – March 2020

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Sikorsky S-61N (G-ATBJ), control restriction on takeoff, Marchwood, Hampshire, 1 February 2018

Source: AAIB, 15-Mar-20

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EASA issues safety directive to combat spread of COVID-19 via airline travel

EASA issues safety directive to combat spread of COVID-19 via airline travel

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a safety directive to reduce the risk of spread of the novel coronavirus through flights to and from high risk areas. This is the first EU-wide operational measure to control the spread of COVID-19 in Europe. The safety directive specifies measures to be taken for flights… Read more »

Source: EASA, 15-Mar-20

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Norway approves trials of Ehang 216 autonomous aerial vehicle

Norway approves trials of Ehang 216 autonomous aerial vehicle

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) technology platform company, today announced that the company obtained operational flight permit for its two-seater passenger-grade AAV, the EHang 216, from the Civil Aviation Authority of Norway (CAA Norway). This is the first operational flight permit for long term… Read more »

Source: Ehang, 13-Mar-20

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The Air Ambulance Service to upgrade with two new AW109SPs

The Air Ambulance Service to upgrade with two new AW109SPs

A multi-million pound investment project to acquire two brand new lifesaving helicopters has been launched. The Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance, (DLRAA) along with the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) have begun a helicopter replacement project which will come to fruition in early 2021. Every day of the year, your local air ambulance… Read more »

Source: TAAS, 12-Mar-20

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Air Zermatt and Air Glaciers to merge

Air Zermatt and Air Glaciers to merge

Bruno Bagnoud, founder of AIR-GLACIERS SA, has chosen the occasion of his 85th birthday to retire from the management of the Company while ensuring the transition with his successor, who will be appointed shortly. He will remain at the disposal of the Company whose next general meeting of April 4, 2020 will be the opportunity to… Read more »

Source: Air Glaciers, 12-Mar-20

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Air Methods to buy out Flight For Life base in McHenry

Air Methods to buy out Flight For Life base in McHenry

Flight For Life is pulling out of Illinois after more than 30 years of providing air medical transport after Air Methods bought their McHenry base at Northwestern Medicine Hospital. See Full Story.  

Source: Lake McHenry County Scanner, 12-Mar-20

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Schiebel enhances capabilities with new metal 3D printer

Schiebel enhances capabilities with new metal 3D printer

Schiebel further enhances its production capabilities by investing in a state-of-the-art EOS M 400-4 metal 3D printer for additive manufacturing. Schiebel continuously develops its CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) by integrating the latest technologies and further improving its production capabilities. Schiebel’s new 3D printer is being utilised to produce complex titanium components of the… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 12-Mar-20

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COVID19 – Equinor suspends helicopter services to several North Sea rigs

COVID19 – Equinor suspends helicopter services to several North Sea rigs

Norwegian oil and gas giant Equinor has suspended helicopter flights to several offshore installations due to suspected coronavirus case, but the test results are still not in. See Full Story.

Source: Offshore Energy Today, 12-Mar-20

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European Helicopter Association adds two new members

European Helicopter Association adds two new members

We are happy to announce that Robinson Helicopter Company and Escrow Custodian Services have joined our Association recently. Here are their quotes: “Robinson sees membership in EHA as an opportunity to be more engaged in the European helicopter industry. California is a long way from Europe and our primary connection to the continent has been… Read more »

Source: European Helicopter Association, 12-Mar-20

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Hydro-Québec signs MoU to develop drone powerline patrol solution

Hydro-Québec signs MoU to develop drone powerline patrol solution

DRONE VOLT, an embedded artificial intelligence expert and manufacturer of professional civil drones, and Hydro-Québec, Canada’s largest electricity producer and one of the world’s leading hydropower producers, have signed a memorandum of understanding to reach an agreement on the exclusive industrial development and marketing of a drone designed to inspect high-voltage power transmission lines. The… Read more »

Source: DRONE VOLT, 12-Mar-20

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Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters receives two FAA Diamond Awards

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters receives two FAA Diamond Awards

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, the world’s largest and longest-running helicopter tour company, is the recipient of two Diamond Awards from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for excellence in maintenance and compliance. Founded in 1991, the FAA Diamond Awards are considered the highest industry honors within the William O’Brien Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Awards program. (Click… Read more »

Source: Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, 12-Mar-20

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CareFlight welcomes all-female doctor team

CareFlight welcomes all-female doctor team

CareFlight employs new registrars twice a year on a six-month rotation as part of its registrar training program with the Top End Medical Retrieval Service. This year, CareFlight is proud to welcome an all-female team that have travelled from all over the world to take part in the program. “In recent years, female doctors in… Read more »

Source: CareFlight, 12-Mar-20

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Meggitt win $73M contgract for V-22 ice protection

Meggitt win $73M contgract for V-22 ice protection

Meggitt PLC, a leading international company specialising in high performance components and subsystems for the aerospace, defence and selected energy markets, has signed a contract with Bell Textron Inc for an estimated value of $73 million to supply composite de-icing propeller rotor blankets, heated spinners, fairings and pendulums to the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey. The… Read more »

Source: Meggitt, 12-Mar-20

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HAL planning to set up bases in four countries to push exports

HAL planning to set up bases in four countries to push exports

State-run aerospace behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) is looking at setting up logistics bases in Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Sri Lanka as part of initiatives to woo the countries to buy India’s light combat aircraft Tejas and military helicopters. See Full Story.  

Source: The Economic Times, 11-Mar-20

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Garmin G5000H install in KAI Surion wins award

Garmin G5000H install in KAI Surion wins award

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced that it was awarded the Elite Supplier Award from Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), LTD. for its support and development of the G5000H™ integrated flight deck on the KUH-1 Surion helicopter. The Elite Supplier Award was presented to Garmin by KAI at its semi-annual Supplier… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 11-Mar-20

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Safran to study biofuels production in southwest France

Safran to study biofuels production in southwest France

  Safran Helicopter Engines is joining Euralis, Teréga, ACD (Aquitaine Chimie Durable), Chemparc, Agri Sud Ouest Innovation, Xylofutur, CCI Pau Béarn, Pau and Pays de l’Adour University and the Aerospace Valley consortium to study the feasibility of producing aviation biofuels in southwest France. A Letter Of Intent (LOI) has been signed in the presence of… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 11-Mar-20

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Schweizer appoints sales and service centre for UK and Ireland

Schweizer appoints sales and service centre for UK and Ireland

Under new owners since 2018, Schweizer is making a steady and planned approach to their re-entry to the helicopter market. Having spent time investing in the spares and support side of the business back, the company is now working on the order for 25 model CBi helicopters, and is also starting to build the sales… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Mar-20

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CGAS Cape Cod to celebrate more than 100 years of aviation

CGAS Cape Cod to celebrate more than 100 years of aviation

Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod will celebrate its 50th anniversary at Joint Base Cape Cod and over a 100 years of Coast Guard aviation in Massachusetts on Sept. 19, 2020. Air Station Cape Cod plans to hold a free, public open house with tours of the unit, food, entertainment, and static displays of historic… Read more »

Source: US Coast Guard District 1, 10-Mar-20

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WAI 2020 Conference Hosts Record Number of Attendees & Exhibitors

WAI 2020 Conference Hosts Record Number of Attendees & Exhibitors

Women in Aviation International held another successful annual gathering during the 31st Annual International Women in Aviation Conference at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, March 5-7, 2020. With its unique blend of top-notch speakers, busy exhibit hall, an array of education sessions, and more than 100 scholarship awards, the WAI 2020… Read more »

Source: WAI, 10-Mar-20

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UAE launches first Arab World app for SAR

UAE launches first Arab World app for SAR

The National Search and Rescue Centre, NSRC, launched a smartphone application at the Search and Rescue conference in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, as part of the UAE efforts to provide speedier emergency responses. Through the app, the first of its kind in the Arab World, people can request help to anywhere in the country. The… Read more »

Source: Emirates News Agency, 10-Mar-20

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Leonardo provides update on UK research, design and innovation facility

Leonardo provides update on UK research, design and innovation facility

Somerset’s commitment to the vital aerospace industry is set in steel after a milestone was reached in construction of the cutting-edge aerospace innovation centre in Yeovil. Partners in the iAero Centre initiative visited the construction site and signed a steel column at a special ceremony on Thursday (5 March) as work on the construction of… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 10-Mar-20

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Pegaso receives H145 in Mexico

Pegaso receives H145 in Mexico

[ELECTRONIC TRANSLATION] Pegaso Air Transportation (Pegaso) has become the first H145 operator in Mexico. This aircraft is the first of four that will be delivered to Pegaso to provide air transport services to the energy industry, focusing more specifically on oil and gas exploration activities in the Gulf of Mexico. Pegaso currently uses a fleet… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 10-Mar-20

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Reed sells Vertical Flight Expo (ex Helitech)

Reed sells Vertical Flight Expo (ex Helitech)

Reed Exhibitions have disposed of Vertical Flight Expo – previously called (and better know as) Helitech International. The purchasers are Prysm Group, who have been organising B2B trade exhibitions for over twenty years, and are responsible for a portfolio of over 50 shows across the world.  In 2019 alone the company opened new offices in the USA,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Mar-20

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Babcock wins major new North Sea helicopter contract from Bristow

Babcock wins major new North Sea helicopter contract from Bristow

Babcock MCS Offshore have won a significant new five-year shared contract with three oil and gas operators for helicopter transport in the northern North Sea. The contract will initially see Babcock operate over 100 helicopter flights each month from Sumburgh in Shetland, on behalf of CNR International, EnQuest and TAQA under a collaborative agreement. Flights… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Mar-20

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Wingcopter secures further investment

Wingcopter secures further investment

Only three months after its initial funding, Corecam Capital Partners has increased its investment in Wingcopter in a second closing. In December, the multi-family office from Singapore participated in a seed round with several million euros in the German start-up, which develops and sells transport drones for humanitarian and civil applications. The reason for the… Read more »

Source: Wingcopter, 06-Mar-20

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Summit Aviation Hires New Director of Manufacturing

Summit Aviation Hires New Director of Manufacturing

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced it has hired Josh Allen as its new Director of Manufacturing for the company’s Somerset, Kentucky, location. A Navy veteran, Mr. Allen most recently served as the PTC Project Director for Keolis Commuter Services in Boston where he was responsible for the positive train control (PTC) system across… Read more »

Source: Summit Aviation, 06-Mar-20

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Airbus leads commercial market again in 2019

Airbus leads commercial market again in 2019

Airbus Helicopters North America maintained its position as the leading provider of helicopters in the region in 2019, completing 61 deliveries to its growing customer base for a market share of 64%. The company also took in 66 gross orders in the U.S. and Canada. Key deliveries include the first U.S. produced EC145e to Metro… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 04-Mar-20

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EC135 Reduced mandatory maintenance and flight checks

EC135 Reduced mandatory maintenance and flight checks

In the frame of its maintenance improvement programme for the light twin engine helicopters, Airbus Helicopters has developed a solution to reduce inspection times and provide more flexibility to carry out checks on the H135 (EC135 P2/P2+ and T2/T2+), while reducing maintenance costs and aircraft ground time. Through the rework of the “Ground Check Run”… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 04-Mar-20

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Sikorsky gets order for 12 more HH-60Ws

Sikorsky gets order for 12 more HH-60Ws

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), will build 12 additional HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopters (CRH) following a second Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) contract award by the U.S. Air Force, known as Lot 2, and valued at over $500 million. The award follows a string of significant program milestones in 2019, including first flight,… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 04-Mar-20

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H135 Improved sealing of the engine fire detectors

H135 Improved sealing of the engine fire detectors

In the frame of product improvement programme for its light twin helicopters, Airbus Helicopters is proposing a new solution which is preventing false fire detection and inadvertent activation of the fire extinguishing bottles, while improving reliability and reducing the maintenance costs. This solution, available for H135/EC135 versions/types equipped with Pratt & Whitney engines, consists in the installation of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 04-Mar-20

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Erickson Debuts Composite Main Rotor Blades

Erickson Debuts Composite Main Rotor Blades

Erickson Incorporated, the leading operator, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, today announced FAA approval of its next-generation composite main rotor blades. After many years of manufacturing metal blades, Erickson has invested in the future of the S-64 rotorcraft by designing, certifying, and building composite main rotor blades that will bring many dramatic benefits. Erickson… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 04-Mar-20

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Bristow marks 1000th SAR mission from Sumburgh base

Bristow marks 1000th SAR mission from Sumburgh base

THE SUMBURGH based Sikorsky S-92 search and rescue helicopters have just completed their 1,000th mission since Bristow Helicopters took over the coastguard search and rescue contract from Canadian firm CHC in June 2013. See Full Story.

Source: Shetland News, 04-Mar-20

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Caverton signs for AW139 simulator from Thales

Caverton signs for AW139 simulator from Thales

Helicopter services company, Caverton and Thales of France, has signed the Factory Acceptance of the AW139 Reality HFull-Flight Simulator, the first helicopter full flight simulator Level ‘D’ tobe installed in Africa. See Full Story.

Source: Daily Trust, 04-Mar-20

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Rotorcorp stops support for Skurka Aerospace and Aviall RR300 Starter Generators for R66 

Rotorcorp stops support for Skurka Aerospace and Aviall RR300 Starter Generators for R66 

Rotorcorp LLC, the world’s largest seller of parts and components for Robinson R22, R44 and R66 Helicopters announced today that the company is immediately withdrawing its support of direct-overhaul and overhaul-exchange RR30000412 starter generators available through Skurka Aerospace, Inc. and Boeing Distribution Services, Inc. (formerly Aviall).  This model starter generator assembly is featured on the… Read more »

Source: Rotorcorp, 03-Mar-20

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Gama Aviation makes a power play for UK helicopter market

Gama Aviation makes a power play for UK helicopter market

Long-established business aviation operator Gama Aviation is making its first move into the UK helicopter market with the launch of a fleet of three Airbus H145s.  Two of the three aircraft are being permanently fitted out for EMS work, and will be put to work on the Scottish Ambulance Service contract from 1st June 2020 –… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Mar-20

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Rostec ready to supply Ansat to China

Rostec ready to supply Ansat to China

Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) completed validation of the type certificate for Ansat light multipurpose helicopter in the People’s Republic of China. The validation of the type certificate by Chinese aviation authorities allows the company to commence the supplies of Ansat helicopters to China under a previously concluded contract. Rostec ready… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 03-Mar-20

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Rostec ready to deliver Ansat with luxury Aurus interior

Rostec ready to deliver Ansat with luxury Aurus interior

Russian Helicopters Holding of Rostec State Corporation received the approval of the Federal Air Transport Agency for the production of Ansat helicopters with a superior cabin in the style of the Aurus brand . This allows you to start mass production and supply of the helicopter in this modification. Rostec is ready to begin deliveries… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 03-Mar-20

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Southern Utah University Adds Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

Southern Utah University Adds Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced a signed purchase agreement with Southern Utah University (SUU) for a Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to add to its existing fleet of helicopters for student training. Southern Utah University offers training in Rotor Wing Pilot or Fixed Wing Pilot components. These tracks share a common… Read more »

Source: Bell, 03-Mar-20

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Mi-171A2 set a speed record

Mi-171A2 set a speed record

The Mi-171A2 helicopter of the Russian Helicopters holding of the Rostec State Corporation set the Russian record “The maximum speed reached by the helicopter at a limited distance of 1.6 km.” As part of the Baikal Mile Festival of Speed, a civilian helicopter under the control of the crew of the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (U-UAZ)… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 03-Mar-20

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Schiebel Camcopter® S-100 completes sniffer capability tests

Schiebel Camcopter® S-100 completes sniffer capability tests

Schiebel, together with partner Nordic Unmanned, successfully completed a two-day test of its sniffer capability on board the CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS in the shipping lane outside Gniben, Denmark. Ships operating in Europe’s busiest sea routes are permitted to emit exhaust fumes with a sulphur oxide content limited to no more than 0.1 percent. Amongst other… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 03-Mar-20

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Rostec delivers the first serial produced Mi-38

Rostec delivers the first serial produced Mi-38

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) delivered the first serial produced Mi-38 helicopter with a highly comfortable cabin to its client, Gazprombank Leasing company. The helicopter, built by Kazan Helicopters, will be operated by Russian Helicopter Systems (RHS). The delivery ceremony for the first serial Mi-38 was held at the Kazan Helicopters… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 03-Mar-20

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Ansat simulator installed at Kazan Helicopter Plant

Ansat simulator installed at Kazan Helicopter Plant

At the Kazan Helicopter Plant of the Russian Helicopters Holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation), the installation of the Ansat integrated helicopter simulator (KTV) was completed. After completion of commissioning, the simulator will pass a qualification assessment for certification according to international standards. An integrated flight simulator for the Ansat helicopter was installed at… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 02-Mar-20

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Kazan Helicopter Plant completes Ansat Aurus certification tests

Kazan Helicopter Plant completes Ansat Aurus certification tests

At the Kazan Helicopter Plant of the Holding Russian Helicopters (part of the Rostec State Corporation), certification tests of the Ansat helicopter with a superior cabin, made in the style of the Aurus brand, have been completed . For the first time, the car was presented in the framework of the international aerospace show MAKS-2019…. Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 02-Mar-20

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Axnes PNG wireless intercom selected by Cal Fire

Axnes PNG wireless intercom selected by Cal Fire

Wireless intercom innovator and manufacturer, Axnes has announced the recent delivery of a California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Cal Fire S-70i Firehawk® helicopter equipped with the latest generation PNG wireless intercom system. Integrated by Firehawk® completion specialist, United Rotorcraft, the S-70i airframes are configured with internal audio integration and two MP50 handsets that… Read more »

Source: Axnes, 02-Mar-20

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Travis County STAR Flight selects Axnes PNG for new AW169 fleet

Travis County STAR Flight selects Axnes PNG for new AW169 fleet

Wireless intercom technology innovator, Axnes has announced the integration of the PNG wireless intercom system for multi-mission provider, Travis County STAR Flight. Based in Austin, Texas, STAR Flight has recently taken delivery of three AW169 airframes as part of a fleet modernization program to support their air medical transport, hoist, and fire suppression operations. Designed… Read more »

Source: Axnes, 02-Mar-20

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IBC Airways selects Becker ADS-B transponder

IBC Airways selects Becker ADS-B transponder

IBC Airways has selected Becker Avionics’ BXT6500 series ADS-B transponder for retrofit of their SAAB340 fleet of airplanes. IBC Airways is an FAA FAR Part 135 certificated air carrier based at Miami International Airport focusing on reliable, cost-effective air transportation service to and from the Caribbean, Latin America and the US. Director of Maintenance, Paul… Read more »

Source: Becker Avionics, 02-Mar-20

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YES Communications Announces Formation of YES Rentals

YES Communications Announces Formation of YES Rentals

North Texas-based YES Communications owners Kelley Parlier and Jim Kettles have announced the formation of a new company to provide trade show exhibit rental equipment for their growing client base. The new company, YES Rentals, will offer flooring, tables, chairs, counters, banner stands, and other specialized equipment up to and including complete exhibits for trade… Read more »

Source: YES Communications, 02-Mar-20

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Leonardo partners with Codemar in Brazil

Leonardo partners with Codemar in Brazil

Leonardo, the Italian-headquartered aerospace and security multinational, through its subsidiary Leonardo International, which was set up to support the Company’s operations around the world, and Codemar, Companhia de Desenvolvimento de Maricá, have announced the creation of a joint venture named Leonardo&Codemar S.A., with 49% share of Codemar and 51% of Leonardo, established under Brazilian law…. Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 02-Mar-20

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Price comparison website takes aim at UK helicopter charter market

Price comparison website takes aim at UK helicopter charter market

Cardiff based hire & rental industry giants Anything for Hire have added another string to their bow with the acquisition of the sought-after helicopterhire.com domain name – and look set to take yet another market by storm. Since their launch in 2018, the team at Anything for Hire has been going from strength to strength,… Read more »

Source: Anything for Hire, 02-Mar-20

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