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PhilJets Group Year 2014 Review

PhilJets Group Year 2014 Review

13-Feb-2015Source: Philjets

2014 has been a particularly active year for PhilJets Group and its team. Created only 2 years ago, the company benefited from high and intense growth, which allowed an important development of both activities and projects. The delivery of the new EC130T2 helicopter on March 2014 has underlinedPhilJets’s wish to reinforce its services in chartering... Read more

Helicopter tours launched in Vietnamese city of Danang

Helicopter tours launched in Vietnamese city of Danang

12-Feb-2015

Director of the VNH Central Pham Ngoc Diep said a 15-minute trip in an EC 130T2  around Danang City, departing from Nuoc Man Airport to Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountains) and Linh Ung pagoda and returning to Nuoc Man Airport will cost VND2.5 million ($111) – See full story... Read more

Maverick celebrates 10 Years at Grand Canyon South Rim Location

Maverick celebrates 10 Years at Grand Canyon South Rim Location

6-Feb-2015Source: Maverick

Today (Thursday, Feb. 5), marks Maverick Helicopters’ 10-year anniversary at its Grand Canyon South Rim location, adjacent to the Grand Canyon National Park. Throughout the years, the company has serviced thousands of flights to this landmark, deemed as one of the greatest “Seven Natural Wonders of the World.” Acquired in February 2005, Maverick Helicopters’ South... Read more

“Maverick Helicopters offers locals discount on Valentine Day flights”

“Maverick Helicopters offers locals discount on Valentine Day flights”

2-Feb-2015Source: Maverick

Maverick Helicopters spreads the love to Nevada residents with a 10 percent discount on its romantic helicopter getaways. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the exclusive opportunity lets natives take in the wonder and beauty of the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas Strip aboard the world’s most luxurious tourism aircraft. Guests can experience the journey... Read more

FAA approves Donaldson filter for EC130T2

FAA approves Donaldson filter for EC130T2

19-Jan-2015Source: Donaldson

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the only Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system available for the Airbus Helicopters EC130T2 helicopter. This new IBF helps prevent engine damage in all environments and is approved for year-round... Read more

Maverick Helicopters Offers NASCAR Fans Exclusive Flight Package

Maverick Helicopters Offers NASCAR Fans Exclusive Flight Package

14-Jan-2015Source: Maverick

Maverick Helicopters offers race enthusiasts, drivers and race teams a chance to enhance their 2015 NASCAR Weekend experience with VIP helicopter transfers to Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Friday, March 6 – Sunday, March 8. As the event’s exclusive helicopter company, Maverick Helicopters will be breaking industry records this year by officially providing more travel via... Read more

08-Jan-15 XA-SMG Airbus EC130B4 Juarez, Mexico (2F)

08-Jan-15 XA-SMG Airbus EC130B4 Juarez, Mexico (2F)

8-Jan-2015

Crashed at night killing owner Mauro Garza Fernandez, and passenger Alejandro Lopez Lopez.  Pilot Ciro Huerta Martinez and the other two passengers named as Balden Lorenzo González and Jorge Armando Gonzalez Bustos were injured.  Some reports say that the helicopter was not equipped for night flights.  Video of the crash site here.... Read more

Phoenix Heli-Flight expands NORTH FDM technology to single engine fleet

Phoenix Heli-Flight expands NORTH FDM technology to single engine fleet

22-Dec-2014Source: NORTH Flight Data Systems

North Flight Data Systems, LLC (NORTH FDS) is pleased to announce that they have entered into an agreement with Phoenix Heli-Flight to equip their EC130 and AS350B3 helicopters with their integrated flight data system. NORTH FDS has applied to Transport Canada for validation of their AS350/EC130B4 FAA STC, which will cover AS350B3 and EC130B4 installations.... Read more

Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers EC130 to Blackcomb Aviation

Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers EC130 to Blackcomb Aviation

2-Dec-2014Source: Airbus

Blackcomb Aviation’s EC130 will provide support for the company’s exclusive partnership with Whistler Blackcomb Resort for summer helicopter tours on Blackcomb Mountain as well as, supportingyear-round tourism flights originating from the Whistler Municipal Heliport.The aircraft will be based in Whistler, British Columbia and will also operate out of the Vancouver International Airport (YVR). This is... Read more

Sundance Helicopters Debuts New Website

Sundance Helicopters Debuts New Website

12-Nov-2014Source: Sundance

Sundance Helicopters Debuts New WebsiteSundance Helicopters, the longest running helicopter tour operator in Las Vegas, is pleased to announce the launch of its redesigned website, www.sundancehelicopters.com. The first of its kind in the helicopter tour industry, the entire site is driven by video. Now visitors will experience a stronger connection to the Sundance Helicopters tours... Read more

Helicopter Operators Save Thousands Of Dollars In Maintenance Costs With Donaldson Inlet Barrier Filter

Helicopter Operators Save Thousands Of Dollars In Maintenance Costs With Donaldson Inlet Barrier Filter

10-Nov-2014Source: Donaldson

Helicopter operators using Donaldson Aerospace & Defense’s Inlet Barrier Filters to protect their engines save tens of thousands of dollars per aircraft in maintenance costs while preserving more power for mission performance. A division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), Donaldson Aerospace & Defense will be exhibiting its Inlet Barrier filter (installed on an Airbus... Read more

Maverick orders eighth EC130T2

Maverick orders eighth EC130T2

3-Nov-2014Source: Maverick

Maverick Aviation Group, the parent company of Maverick Helicopters, Mustang Helicopters and Maverick Airlines, expands with the addition of its eighth EC-130 T2. Honorably designated as the launch client of the T2, Maverick Helicopters boasts the largest and youngest fleet of EC-130 aircraft in the world. As the next generation of the EC-130, Airbus Helicopters’... Read more

Maverick Aviation salutes the troops with military discount for Veteran’s Day 2014

Maverick Aviation salutes the troops with military discount for Veteran’s Day 2014

28-Oct-2014Source: Maverick

Maverick Aviation Group, the parent company of Maverick Helicopters, Mustang Helicopters and Maverick Airlines, salutes the troops this Veteran’s Day by offering all military personnel a 10 percent discount. The country’s courageous heroes are invited to experience aerial adventures through the Grand Canyon and above the Las Vegas Strip. During each flight, guests enjoy personal... Read more

Aeronautical Accessories to distribute Helitowcart BearPaws for Robinson and Airbus models

Aeronautical Accessories to distribute Helitowcart BearPaws for Robinson and Airbus models

23-Oct-2014Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced it is now a distributor of Helitowcart BearPaw products through its Aeronautical AccessoriesTM brand. The BearPaw product line is approved for a variety of helicopter manufacturers and models, including the Robinson R44 and R66, Airbus AS350, Airbus AS355 and Airbus EC130.  Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) have been received... Read more

Airbus Helicopters’ focus on continuous improvement comes to Helitech

Airbus Helicopters’ focus on continuous improvement comes to Helitech

13-Oct-2014Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters’ commitment to the enhancement of its product line, the improvement of its services portfolio and the continuous increase of customer satisfaction will be highlighted during this month‘s Helitech International exposition and conference. In addition to the presence of its evolved EC130 T2 and EC145 T2 rotorcraft at Amsterdam‘s RAI exhibit center (Stand #J60,... Read more

Maverick Helicopters expands to Hawaii in Spring 2015

Maverick Helicopters expands to Hawaii in Spring 2015

9-Oct-2014Source: Maverick

Maverick Helicopters, a division of Maverick Aviation Group, has expanded its roots beyond Nevada and Arizona by unveiling its latest helicopter operation in Maui, Hawaii. The new helicopter expeditions will take flight starting in spring 2015. “We take guests over the Grand Canyon and the famous Las Vegas Strip, two of the U.S.’s most adored... Read more

02-Oct-14 HB-ZJC Eurocopter EC130 Bart, France (5F)

02-Oct-14 HB-ZJC Eurocopter EC130 Bart, France (5F)

2-Oct-2014

Helicopter took off from Lausanne, Switzerland and has crashed in France – reportedly just prior to landing at Montbéliard – Courcelles Aerodrome. Weather reported as foggy and press report says that pilot was looking for a gap in the cloud to land at the airfield.  Five of seven POB killed when helicopter landed on a... Read more

27-Sep-14 HS-CCN Eurocopter EC130 Naung Mon, Myanmar (1F)

27-Sep-14 HS-CCN Eurocopter EC130 Naung Mon, Myanmar (1F)

27-Sep-2014

Crashed in jungle on flight searching for two missing mountaineers.  Wreckage found three days later.  Two occupants (pilot  Capt Chatchawal Thanthong and experienced mountain trekker U Shwe Yin Taw Gyi) hiked for some time and were located further days after that according to this report.  The third (Myanmar co-pilot Aung Myat Toe who navigated) was... Read more

Vector Aerospace becomes D-Level Repair Center for AS350, AS355 and EC130

Vector Aerospace becomes D-Level Repair Center for AS350, AS355 and EC130

24-Sep-2014Source: Vector

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (“HS-NA”) is pleased to officially announce that it is an Airbus Helicopters D-Level certified repair center for the AS350/AS355 and EC130 helicopters. “Our ability to perform D-Level repair on  Airbus Helicopters products allows us to provide fast, approved service for our customers without sacrificing quality,” says Craig Pluim,... Read more

Wysong Enterprises showcases Hospital Wing EC130 at AMTC14

Wysong Enterprises showcases Hospital Wing EC130 at AMTC14

22-Sep-2014

In honor of their 25th anniversary in business, Tennessee based Wysong Enterprises, Inc., (Wysong) unveiled a new trade show display at the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) annual Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Nashville, Tennessee.  Wysong is showcasing one of the new Airbus EC130 aircraft from fellow Tennessee based Hospital Wing, an Air... Read more

Airbus Helicopters Inc. features industry-leading models at AMTC

Airbus Helicopters Inc. features industry-leading models at AMTC

19-Sep-2014Source: Airbus

One of the most capable and sophisticated helicopters available for the air medical transport industry, ShandsCair Flight Program’s new EC155 B1, will be featured by Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI) at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC), Sept. 22-24, in Nashville, Tenn. The recently delivered and placed into service ShandsCair EC155 and the Vanderbilt University LifeFlight... Read more

Chicago Helicopter Experience introduces EC130 to local tour market

Chicago Helicopter Experience introduces EC130 to local tour market

15-Sep-2014Source: CHE

Chicago’s premier helicopter tour and transportation company, Chicago Helicopter Experience (CHE), just took helicopter tourism up a notch with the introduction of the newest addition to their fleet, the EC130. A leader in the helicopter tourism sector, the EC130 is the only helicopter of its kind in Chicago, and provides the ultimate in a luxury... Read more

Nautilus soars with Airbus Helicopters in Far North Queensland

Nautilus soars with Airbus Helicopters in Far North Queensland

14-Aug-2014Source: Airbus Group

North Queensland’s Nautilus Aviation has welcomed an Airbus Helicopters EC130 B4 as the newest member of its fleet of Airbus Helicopters aircraft.nautilus-112 The EC130 B4’s arrival continues Nautilus Aviation’s expansion since its beginning in 1988. Today, the company operates three Airbus Helicopters EC120s and one Airbus Helicopters EC130 B4 from their recently opened Cairns hangar,... Read more

First EC130T2 delivered into Canadian market

First EC130T2 delivered into Canadian market

7-Jul-2014Source: Airbus

Fox Aviation of Montreal, Quebec has taken delivery of the first EC130 T2 helicopter in Canada. The aircraft will be flown privately and is the third Airbus Helicopters (formally Eurocopter) aircraft in the past 13 years to beselected by Fox Aviation.The initial purchase was for an EC120, followed by an EC130 B4 and now the... Read more

Canada approves PA100 PUREairsystem for AS350/EC130

Canada approves PA100 PUREairsystem for AS350/EC130

18-Jun-2014Source: DART Aerospace

Transport Canada has awarded DART Aerospace a supplemental type certificate (STC) for the PA100PUREairsystem for the AS350 and EC130 helicopters.Operators can now install the PA100 PUREairsystem in markets where the TCCA approval is recognized. The PA100 PUREair System, co-developed by Pall Aerospace and DART Aerospace, is a totally redesigned, reengineered, and retested engine air protection... Read more

Maverick Helicopters wins best tour company award for fifth year

Maverick Helicopters wins best tour company award for fifth year

13-May-2014Source: Las Vegas R-J

Maverick Helicopters has won the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association’s best tour company award for the fifth straight year. See full story... Read more

Big increase in spring/summer bookings at Grand Canyon Helicopters

Big increase in spring/summer bookings at Grand Canyon Helicopters

6-May-2014Source: Grand Canyon Helicopters

Grand Canyon Helicopters, a Las Vegas-based provider of National Park tour and travel information, is reporting a significant spike in spring tour bookings and is expecting that to increase as summer approaches. “Spring travel to the Grand Canyon is really taking off,” said Keith Kravitz, owner of Grand Canyon Helicopters. “Every kind of trip is... Read more

Onboard Systems awarded EC130T2 Cargo Hook System by Airbus Helicopters

Onboard Systems awarded EC130T2 Cargo Hook System by Airbus Helicopters

31-Mar-2014

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that it has been awarded a contract from Airbus Helicopters to design and manufacture the cargo hook system for theEC130T2 aircraft. The new system will be a single-point hydraulic release cargo hook sling design featuring a TALON® cargo hook and... Read more

Sundance Helicopters unveils EC130T2 and new logo

Sundance Helicopters unveils EC130T2 and new logo

26-Mar-2014Source: Las Vegas Informer

Sundance Helicopters unveiled their new EC130T2s and newly designed Sundance Helicopters brand identity during an event held last week in Las Vegas – See full story... Read more

New Zealand – Heli-Support to fly the PA100 PUREair System

New Zealand – Heli-Support to fly the PA100 PUREair System

17-Mar-2014Source: Dart Aerospace

DART Aerospace today announced that Heli-Support of Wanaka, New Zealand will demo the PA100 PUREair System engine protection system for the AS350 and EC130 families of helicopters. The PA100 PUREair System, co-developed by Pall Aerospace and DART Aerospace, is a totally redesigned, reengineered, and retested engine air protection system that takes the capabilities of its... Read more

Vector Signs Exclusive 5-year MRO Support Contract with Sunshine Helicopters

Vector Signs Exclusive 5-year MRO Support Contract with Sunshine Helicopters

11-Mar-2014Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (“HS-NA”),  one of the world’s leading providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has signed a 5 year, exclusive MRO support contract with Sunshine Helicopters of... Read more

North Flight Data Systems receives CVR/FDR STC for AS350 and EC130

North Flight Data Systems receives CVR/FDR STC for AS350 and EC130

26-Feb-2014Source: North Flight Data Systems

North Flight Data Systems, LLC (Heli-Expo Booth # 413) is pleased to announce the FAA STC approval for their flight data system installation in the Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter) AS350B3 and the EC130B4 helicopter. The North system is the first affordable Lightweight Aircraft Recording System (LARS) that is fully integrated into these models. The system includes... Read more

Arriel engines reach 500,000 flight hours with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

Arriel engines reach 500,000 flight hours with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

25-Feb-2014Source: Turbomeca

Turbomeca (Safran) announced the achievement of a major milestone for both Blue Hawaiian Helicopters and Turbomeca. Blue Hawaiian Helicopters is expected to exceed 500,000 flight hours on the Turbomeca Arriel engine prior to the end of the year. Blue Hawaiian currently flies Arriel 1D1 and 2B1 engines, and has most recently added the Arriel 2D... Read more

Vector Signs Exclusive MRO Support Contract with Blackcomb Aviation

Vector Signs Exclusive MRO Support Contract with Blackcomb Aviation

25-Feb-2014Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (“HS-NA”), a subsidiary of Vector Aerospace and one of the world’s leading providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has signed a 5 year, exclusive MRO support contract... Read more

Indiana Helicopters VIP EC130T2 to be showcased at Heli-Expo 2014

Indiana Helicopters VIP EC130T2 to be showcased at Heli-Expo 2014

25-Feb-2014Source: Airbus Helicopters

Indiana Helicopters’ new VIP EC130T2, the first operating in the U.S., will be showcased in its first public appearance at the Airbus Helicopters exhibit at Heli-Expo 2014, February 25-27 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Indiana Helicopters took delivery of the new EC130T2 from completion in early February. It is the only VIP EC130T2 operating in... Read more

Papillon Airways and Rainier Heli-International expand fleets

Papillon Airways and Rainier Heli-International expand fleets

25-Feb-2014Source: Airbus Helicopters

Business at Papillon Airways Inc. and sister company Rainer-Heli International continues to grow along with their ever-expanding Airbus Helicopters fleets. Papillon and Rainer-Heli are two of 12 helicopter companies owned by the Halvorson family, who have been in the rotary-wing aircraft business since 1965. The two companies own a combined 70 helicopters. “We value our... Read more

Vector Aerospace expands capabilities

Vector Aerospace expands capabilities

25-Feb-2014Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (“HS-NA”), one of the world’s leading providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul offers a full range of AS350, AS355 and EC130B4 capabilities. Vector HS-NA is an... Read more

Vector Signs Exclusive MRO Support Contract with Blackcomb Aviation

Vector Signs Exclusive MRO Support Contract with Blackcomb Aviation

2-Jan-2014Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (“HS-NA”), a subsidiary of Vector Aerospace and one of the world’s leading providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has signed a 5 year, exclusive MRO support contract with... Read more

First Russian EC130T2 completes customer acceptance

First Russian EC130T2 completes customer acceptance

22-Dec-2013Source: Eurocopter Vostok

Eurocopter Vostok and Heliport Moscow signed a contract for two EC130 T2 to be delivered in February and August 2014 respectively. These are the first EC130 T2 sold to Russia which makes Heliport Moscow the launching operator of the latest version of the EC130 family. Heliport Moscow is a daughter company of NDV Group, one... Read more

Air Methods Closes Acquisition of Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

Air Methods Closes Acquisition of Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

16-Dec-2013Source: Air Methods

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, announced today that it has successfully completed its acquisition of Blue Hawaiian Helicopters and its affiliates (“Blue Hawaiian”), a helicopter tour operator based in Hawaii. Founded in 1985, Blue Hawaiian is one of the world’s largest aerial tour operators and is the premier helicopter... Read more

Eurocopter takes EC130T2 on tour of Australia

Eurocopter takes EC130T2 on tour of Australia

13-Dec-2013Source: Australian Aerospace

Eurocopter’s latest addition to its family of high-performance, lightweight, single-engine helicopters, the EC130T2, has begun a demonstration visit to Australia prior to delivery to its new owner and launch customer. A technologically-advanced version of the EC130B4, the world’s best-selling, high-performance, single-engine helicopter, the EC130T2 variant incorporates a package of advanced technologies that reinforce the family’s... Read more

Eurocopter Canada delivers EC130 to Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

Eurocopter Canada delivers EC130 to Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

26-Nov-2013Source: Eurocopter Canada

Eurocopter Canada has delivered an EC130 single-engine helicopter to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR). The aircraft will be used to support various missions across Ontario including; forest fire suppression, wildlife management and utility operations. With delivery of the EC130, OMNR will operate a Eurocopter fleet of seven EC130’s and an AS350 B2. OMNR’s... Read more

Air Methods to Acquire Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

Air Methods to Acquire Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

18-Nov-2013Source: Air Methods

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq: AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Hawaiian Helicopters and its affiliates (“Blue Hawaiian”), a helicopter tour operator based in Hawaii.  Founded in 1985, Blue Hawaiian is one of the world’s largest aerial tour operators and is... Read more

Pilot’s widow files suit in crash of Blue Hawaiian EC130

Pilot’s widow files suit in crash of Blue Hawaiian EC130

12-Nov-2013Source: Seattle PI

Violeta Escobar filed a lawsuit in federal court in Hawaii last week against EADS (and subsidiaries) and the leasing company owner of the helicopter, claiming  defective design caused the crash.  See full story HeliHub.com page for this accident is at 10-Nov-11 N11QV Eurocopter EC130 Molokai, US-Hawaii (5F)... Read more

Healthnet Purchases Two New Helicopters

Healthnet Purchases Two New Helicopters

31-Oct-2013Source: WSAZ

The aircraft for the Ripley base is a Eurocopter EC-130 B4 and for the Buckhannon base a Eurocopter EC-135 P2e.  See full story... Read more

First Eurocopter EC130T2 delivered into the CIS

First Eurocopter EC130T2 delivered into the CIS

23-Oct-2013Source: Eurocopter

Eurocopter has provided the initial EC130 T2 to a customer in Kazakhstan, introducing this enhanced version of its single-engine EC130 helicopter to the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and further expanding the company’s presence in a region where demand for rotorcraft is rapidly growing. The milestone EC130 T2 is configured for passenger transport, and was... Read more

MedFlight of Ohio and HealthNet Aeromedical Services order new Eurocopter aircraft

MedFlight of Ohio and HealthNet Aeromedical Services order new Eurocopter aircraft

22-Oct-2013Source: American Eurocopter

 American Eurocopter announced MedFlight of Ohio and HealthNet Aeromedical Services will expand their all-Eurocopter fleets. Based in Columbus, MedFlight of Ohio is taking possession of two more leased EC130s, which will be completed by Metro Aviation. One of the aircraft will be based in Jeffersonville, Ohio, located between Columbus and Cincinnati. “Our EC130s have performed flawlessly since replacing our... Read more

Eurocopter introduces EC145T2 and EC130T2 to UK with demo flights

Eurocopter introduces EC145T2 and EC130T2 to UK with demo flights

19-Sep-2013Source: Eurocopter

A series of United Kingdom demonstrations with the EC130 T2 and EC145 T2 are providing first-hand experience with these enhanced versions of Eurocopter’s helicopter family for some 100 invitees taking part in flights conducted this week.  [The EC145T2 demonstrator arrived Thursday 19th from Germany via an unscheduled night in Belgium due to the weather en... Read more

Helibras launches EC130T2 to Brazilian market

Helibras launches EC130T2 to Brazilian market

29-Aug-2013Source: Helibras

Beside the proven Squirrel AS350 B3e and versatile EC135 P2E, exposed in Labace – Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition, is a more modern version of the EC130, T2, for the first time in Brazil is being presented. During Labace, participants will meet the aircraft, modified with the objective of providing more comfort, improved... Read more

Maverick Helicopters select Toshiba HD cameras for onboard imaging

Maverick Helicopters select Toshiba HD cameras for onboard imaging

21-Aug-2013Source: Toshiba Imaging

Toshiba Imaging Systems Division (ISD) (Toshiba Imaging –www.toshibacameras.com), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., and leading manufacturer of ultra-compact high definition (HD) and high resolution CCD and CMOS video cameras, announces that the IK-HR1D, compact 1-chip CMOS, 2.1 megapixel high definition (HD) cameras have been selected for use by Maverick Helicopters (www.FlyMaverick.com– Las Vegas,... Read more

LifeNet to quit Cherokee Regional Medical Center on 15th August

LifeNet to quit Cherokee Regional Medical Center on 15th August

2-Aug-2013Source: Chronicle Times

LifeNet Air Medical Services, a division of Air Methods, has announced that they will no longer be based on the grounds of Cherokee Regional Medical Center  effective on August 15, 2013.  see full story... Read more

Phoenix Helicopters reports best ever British Grand Prix

Phoenix Helicopters reports best ever British Grand Prix

3-Jul-2013Source: Phoenix Helicopters

The formula one championship came to Silverstone last weekend to a sell out British crowd. The Silverstone grand prix is one of the most popular rounds on the F1 calendar and is famous for its helicopter activity. Phoenix Helicopters have always had a busy weekend when the British GP comes around but this year was... Read more

Canada – Maxcraft Avionics adds EC120, EC130, AS350, AS355 to Garmin G500H STC

Canada – Maxcraft Avionics adds EC120, EC130, AS350, AS355 to Garmin G500H STC

1-Jul-2013Source: Maxcraft Avionics

TC STC SH12-43 for installation of the Garmin G500H Flight Display System revised to include the following models: AS350 B, B1, B2, B3 BA, D, AS355 E, F, F1, F2, N, NP, EC130 B4 and EC120 B rotorcraft. Approval for the G500H includes installation of interfaced systems including Garmin’s Digital AHRS and ADC, WAAS GPS... Read more

Nepal’s Shree Airlines orders five AS350B3e and three EC130T2

Nepal’s Shree Airlines orders five AS350B3e and three EC130T2

27-Jun-2013Source: Eurocopter

Nepal’s Shree Airlines has placed an order for eight helicopters from Eurocopter’s Ecureuil family – comprising five AS350 B3e and three EC130 T2 – for use in search and rescue, aerial work, disaster relief missions and heli-tourism. With this major acquisition, Shree Airlines becomes the largest Ecureuil operator in South Asia. Shree Airlines, a leading... Read more

Wysong completes Hospital Wing’s first Eurocopter EC130

Wysong completes Hospital Wing’s first Eurocopter EC130

14-Jun-2013Source: Wysong Enterprises

Wysong Enterprises, Inc., (Wysong) announced today the completion of Hospital Wing’s first Eurocopter EC130 B4 helicopter. “We started our relationship with Hospital Wing two years ago,” said Vice President of Wysong Enterprises, Inc., Rodney Wysong.   “We take pride in our role in making sure they’re equipped with high quality products and were thrilled to be... Read more

Eurocopter EC130T2 demo flights in Russia and Ukraine

Eurocopter EC130T2 demo flights in Russia and Ukraine

6-Jun-2013Source: Eurocopter Vostok

[electronic translation]  The company Eurocopter conducted in Russia and Ukraine demo tour single-engine helicopter EC130 T 2. New demonstrated improved performance in cities from Moscow to Voronezh, in Dnipropetrovsk, Zhytomyr and Kyiv and Odessa, consistently collecting rave reviews. Model EC130 T2 unveiled on May 16 in Moscow at the International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2013. Then there was a series of demonstration... Read more

Mother Frances Winnsboro gets new helicopter

Mother Frances Winnsboro gets new helicopter

30-May-2013Source: Tyler Paper

Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics administrators Wednesday announced its newest emergency medical addition, with an unveiling of the Flight For Life air ambulance base at Trinity Mother Frances –— Winnsboro. (See Full Story)... Read more

Sky Tech joins Turbomeca Certified Maintenance Center Network

Sky Tech joins Turbomeca Certified Maintenance Center Network

16-May-2013Source: Turbomeca

Turbomeca (Safran) announces the qualification of Sky Tech LLP, as Certified Maintenance Center (Level 1&2) in Kazakhstan for Turbomeca Arriel 2B/2B1/2D and Arriel 1E2 engines, respectively powering EC130, AS350 and EC145 helicopters. The company’s facilities are located at Airport Boraldai – Almaty Region. “The company had been carefully selected to support Turbomeca customers in the... Read more

Lucasville air base gets a new EC130

Lucasville air base gets a new EC130

15-Apr-2013Source: Portsmouth-Dailytimes

The Healthnet 4/Medflight 7 airbase located at 7106 Big Bear Creek Road in Lucasville recently received a new, larger helicopter to serve the air medical needs of the community (see full story).... Read more

Eurocopter’s Ecureuil family arrives in Bangladesh

Eurocopter’s Ecureuil family arrives in Bangladesh

3-Apr-2013Source: Eurocopter

Eurocopter makes a breakthrough into the Bangladeshi civil helicopter market with the arrival of the country’s first Eurocopter rotorcraft this year. An EC130 B4 was delivered to R&R Aviation; while an AS350 B3e was showcased to civilian and governmental prospects in a two-day flight demonstration. Both aircraft are light helicopters belonging to Eurocopter’s world renowned... Read more

“Spirit of Mercy” EC130 takes flight in Arkansas

“Spirit of Mercy” EC130 takes flight in Arkansas

21-Mar-2013Source: Mercy Northwest Arkansas

While winding roads and steep inclines provide much of Northwest Arkansas’ (NWA) beauty and allure, the landscape makes medical transport difficult. Thanks to Mercy and Air Methods Corporation’s partnership, area residents have a new emergency medical helicopter featuring the latest technology and safety advancements. Whether it’s a heart attack, stroke or serious automobile injury, the... Read more

Cabell Huntington Hospital introduces EC130

Cabell Huntington Hospital introduces EC130

20-Mar-2013Source: Cabell Huntington Hospital

Cabell Huntington Hospital and HealthNet Aeromedical Services today unveiled a new aircraft with features to enhance the care of patients who are transported to and from the hospital by air. The new helicopter is a Eurocopter EC-130 that includes more space for patient care and the latest technology to aid flight nurses and crew members.... Read more

Blue Hawaiian Voted “Best Helicopter Tour Company”

Blue Hawaiian Voted “Best Helicopter Tour Company”

19-Mar-2013Source: Blue Hawaiian Helicopter

In Fall 2012, HAWAII Magazine asked their 200,000 print-edition readers and their website readers to share their “Hawaii’s Best” selections in more than 60 categories. The 50,000 votes were compiled into the inaugural HAWAII Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards that appear in the March/April issue of the magazine. The categories cover favorites among hotels and resorts; Hawaiian islands and towns; ways to... Read more

Eurocopter and Milestone Aviation Group getting closer together

Eurocopter and Milestone Aviation Group getting closer together

6-Mar-2013Source: Eurocopter

An innovative agreement signed by Eurocopter and Milestone Aviation Group today brings these two industry leaders together for cooperative marketing of Milestone’s growing helicopter portfolio, backed by Eurocopter’s comprehensive Parts-by-the-Hour (PBH) support services. This agreement enables Eurocopter to provide its customers and operators commercial access to Milestone’s inventory of helicopters with all of the financial... Read more

New Cabin Comfort Window Option for EC120, EC130

New Cabin Comfort Window Option for EC120, EC130

6-Mar-2013Source: Tech-Tool Plastics

Tech-Tool Plastics, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of helicopter windows for more than 45 years, has just introduced a unique window that is already getting noticed. Available exclusively from Fort Worth, Texas based Tech-Tool Plastics, the popular Cabin Comfort window is now designed for use on the Eurocopter EC120 and EC130 T2 aircraft. Featuring a... Read more

American Eurocopter leads in helicopter sales for EMS missions

American Eurocopter leads in helicopter sales for EMS missions

6-Mar-2013Source: American Eurocopter

Many times each day, a call goes out somewhere in the United States for a helicopter to provide emergency airlift for a critically injured or ill patient. More often than not, a Eurocopter helicopter sold and supported by American Eurocopter answers the call. As Heli-Expo 2013 begins, American Eurocopter can proudly say that in 2012... Read more

Eurocopter Canada adds new STC items for AS350, EC130 and EC120

Eurocopter Canada adds new STC items for AS350, EC130 and EC120

5-Mar-2013Source: Eurocopter Canada

With the recent certification of the 2nd Battery Installation for the EC130 B4 and the Cable Cutter installation for the AS350, Eurocopter Canada Limited (ECL) has increased the range of kitted Supplemental Type Certificates (STC’s) for Eurocopter’s AS350, EC130 and EC120 product range. With the 2nd battery installation on the EC130, operators can benefit from... Read more

Dart working with Pall on AS350/EC130 Arriel air filtration system

Dart working with Pall on AS350/EC130 Arriel air filtration system

5-Mar-2013Source: DART Aerospace

DART Aerospace today announced that in collaboration with PallCorporation (NYSE:PLL) it will shortly initiate flight testing of a next-gen advanced engine air filtration system for AS350 and EC130 helicopter models equipped with Arriel engines. The new AS350/EC130 Advanced Engine Air Filtration System will provide the highest level of helicopter air inlet protection to enhance engine... Read more

HeliDubai leases two EC130s from Falcon

HeliDubai leases two EC130s from Falcon

18-Feb-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Falcon Aviation Services in the UAE is developing a new part of the company’s commercial offerings – helicopter leasing.  Having reported the lease of two Bell 412s last week to Starlite (see Starlite lease in two Bell 412s for Namibia contract), we can now report that Falcon has leased a pair of Eurocopter EC130s to neighbouring... Read more

ExecuJet Africa showcasing helicopter charter at Mining Indaba 2013

ExecuJet Africa showcasing helicopter charter at Mining Indaba 2013

4-Feb-2013Source: ExecuJet Africa

ExecuJet Africa, the continent’s leading business aviation company, is once again exhibiting at the Mining Indaba 2013 event from 4-7 February in Cape Town. The company will be showcasing its full suite of business aviation services, including helicopter charter solutions. ExecuJet Africa will be at stand 1919 highlighting its services of helicopter management, rotary wing... Read more

EASA certifies Cobham HeliSAS™ on AS350/EC130

EASA certifies Cobham HeliSAS™ on AS350/EC130

18-Jan-2013Source: Cobham

Cobham has been granted Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for its HeliSAS™ Stability Augmentation System and Autopilot by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).  STC #10049171 allows installation of HeliSAS on a significant new range of Eurocopter helicopters, including: AS350B, B1, B2, B3, BA, D, and EC130B4 models across the European Union. With more than... Read more

New EC130 for Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand

New EC130 for Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand

3-Jan-2013Source: HeliHub.com

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand has recently taken delivery of a new Eurocopter EC130B4, serial 7461.  Now registered HS-YHF, the aircraft was prepared by Eurocopter South East Asia in Singapore and test flown there as 9V-HBC. The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand also operates a Eurocopter AS350B2 which was delivered in 2007, and a... Read more

Air Methods acquires Sundance Helicopters for $44M

Air Methods acquires Sundance Helicopters for $44M

1-Jan-2013Source: Air Methods

Air Methods Corporation (NASDAQ: AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, announced today that it has entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of capital stock of Sundance Helicopters, Inc. (Sundance), a helicopter tour operator based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sundance is a leader in helicopter tour... Read more

ExecuJet Africa Adds Helicopters to Charter Fleet

ExecuJet Africa Adds Helicopters to Charter Fleet

4-Dec-2012Source: ExecuJet Africa

ExecuJet Africa has teamed up with Acher Aviation, leaders in off-shore helicopter operations, to offer a range of services including helicopter management and charter, as well as specialised support to the oil, gas, mining and resource exploration sectors. ExecuJet’s fleet now includes three helicopters from Acher Aviation, including a Bell 407, an Agusta 109 Power... Read more

FAA approve Dart’s EC130 Fresh Air Vent Kits

FAA approve Dart’s EC130 Fresh Air Vent Kits

29-Nov-2012Source: DART Helicopter Services

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce FAA Approval of their Fresh Air Vent Kits for EC130 model helicopters. EASA approval is already underway and is expected to be received by end of fourth quarter. Transport Canada approval is expected first quarter of 2013. Improve your air ventilation with DART’s Fresh Air Vent Kit.  This... Read more

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