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HAI Names Recipient of Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award

HAI Names Recipient of Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that the Los Angeles County (California) Fire Department Air Operations LACOFD Sikorsky S-70 Firehawk helicopter teams are the 2020 recipient of the Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award. The award honors the person or persons who best demonstrate the value of helicopters to the communities in which… Read more »

Source: HAI, 13-Nov-19

HAI Announces 2020 Recipient of Salute to Excellence Safety Award

HAI Announces 2020 Recipient of Salute to Excellence Safety Award

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Krisna Dewi, commercial manager of PT. Sayap Garuda Indah (Heli SGI and Air Bali) in Bali, Indonesia, is the 2020 recipient of the association’s Safety Award. The award, sponsored by BLR Aerospace, acknowledges outstanding contributions in the promotion of safety and safety awareness throughout the international… Read more »

Source: HAI, 12-Nov-19

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HAI Announces Recipient of 2020 Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award

HAI Announces Recipient of 2020 Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Boise, Idaho, resident Gary Wiltrout is the 2020 recipient of the Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award. This award, presented by Bell, salutes excellence in management and leadership and is given to an individual for long and significant service to the international helicopter community. It will… Read more »

Source: HAI, 12-Nov-19

HAI Announces Recipient of 2020 Salute to Excellence Golden Hour Award

HAI Announces Recipient of 2020 Salute to Excellence Golden Hour Award

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) Ambulance Service is the 2020 recipient of the Salute to Excellence Golden Hour Award. This award recognizes the efforts of an individual, group, or organization that, through a particular activity or contributions over time, has advanced the use of helicopters in… Read more »

Source: HAI, 11-Nov-19

HAI Announces Recipient of 2020 Salute To Excellence Law Enforcement Award

HAI Announces Recipient of 2020 Salute To Excellence Law Enforcement Award

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Bryn Elliott is the 2020 recipient of the association’s Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award. The award, sponsored by MD Helicopters, recognizes an individual or organization that has contributed to the promotion and advancement of helicopters in support of law enforcement activities. Nominees were not limited… Read more »

Source: HAI, 08-Nov-19

HAI Announces Recipient of 2020 W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award

HAI Announces Recipient of 2020 W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Dwayne Williams, a retired chief pilot for both Bell and MD Helicopters, is the 2020 recipient of the association’s W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award. The award, sponsored by H. Ross Perot and the Perot family, recognizes superlative contributions by a helicopter flight… Read more »

Source: HAI, 08-Nov-19

HAI Announces Salute To Excellence Maintenance Technician of the Year Recipient

HAI Announces Salute To Excellence Maintenance Technician of the Year Recipient

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Corey Brekke, maintenance manager in Afghanistan for Columbia Helicopters, is the 2020 recipient of the association’s Excellence in Helicopter Maintenance Award. The award, sponsored by Rolls-Royce, recognizes an individual for long-standing excellence in the performance of helicopter maintenance, maintenance instruction or supervision, or a single significant… Read more »

Source: HAI, 07-Nov-19

HAI Announces Salute To Excellence Pilot of the Year Recipient

HAI Announces Salute To Excellence Pilot of the Year Recipient

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Jason Glynn, a pilot for Era Helicopters in Houma, Louisiana, is the 2020 recipient of the association’s Pilot of the Year Award. The award recognizes an outstanding single feat performed by a helicopter pilot during the year or extraordinary professionalism over a period of time. Nominees… Read more »

Source: HAI, 06-Nov-19

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HAI opposes Improving Helicopter Safety Act of 2019

HAI opposes Improving Helicopter Safety Act of 2019

New York City airspace is one of several highly complex and congested airspace regions in the United States. To ensure that operations are as safe and efficient as possible requires the expertise of regulatory and technical safety experts as well as industry professionals. Helicopter Association International (HAI) strongly opposes today’s announced “Improving Helicopter Safety Act… Read more »

Source: HAI, 29-Oct-19

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Unique Aerospace Physiology and Human Performance Update Course to be provided at Heli-Expo 2020

Unique Aerospace Physiology and Human Performance Update Course to be provided at Heli-Expo 2020

Once again, a vital, one of a kind lifesaving course on aerospace physiology for helicopter operators will be offered at this year’s Heli-Expo in Anaheim, CA. This year’s class has been moved back to Monday, 27 January 2020. The full-day course, taught by one of the industry’s leading subject matter experts, Dr. Dudley Crosson, will… Read more »

Source: Delta P Corp, 22-Oct-19

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HAI provides written testimony to Senate ATC hearing

HAI provides written testimony to Senate ATC hearing

Helicopter Association International (HAI) commends Senate Commerce Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Ranking Member Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) for holding a hearing to examine the US air traffic control (ATC) system. “As the FAA continues to modernize the ATC system, it is imperative that all users of the National Air Space (NAS) have a… Read more »

Source: HAI, 26-Sep-19

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HAI Still Seeks Candidates for President/CEO

HAI Still Seeks Candidates for President/CEO

Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces that it is still seeking highly-qualified individuals to submit their application for the position of president and CEO of the member-based organization. Current President and CEO Matthew Zuccaro announced his retirement earlier this summer, effective in June 2020. As previously announced, HAI has retained the executive search firm Heidrick and… Read more »

Source: HAI, 24-Sep-19

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HAI President/CEO Named to USDOT Safety Oversight and Certification Advisory Committee

HAI President/CEO Named to USDOT Safety Oversight and Certification Advisory Committee

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao recently appointed HAI President and CEO Matthew Zuccaro to the Safety Oversight and Certification Advisory Committee (SOCAC) for a period of two years. According to the DOT, the SOCAC “was created by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) Reauthorization… Read more »

Source: HAI, 12-Sep-19

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Life Flight Network Earns HAI Safety Accreditation Standard

Life Flight Network Earns HAI Safety Accreditation Standard

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Life Flight Network of Aurora, OR, completed HAI’s Accreditation Program of Safety (HAI-APS). The HAIAPS was developed to help participating businesses fly to a higher standard of safety and professionalism, improve safety cultures, and reduce losses that result from avoidable accidents and incidents. “In completing the HAI-APS… Read more »

Source: HAI, 29-Aug-19

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HAI retains headhunter to find next CEO

HAI retains headhunter to find next CEO

Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces that it is seeking highly qualified individuals to apply for the position of president and CEO of the member-based organization. Current President and CEO Matthew Zuccaro announced his retirement earlier this summer, effective in June 2020. HAI has retained the executive search firm Heidrick and Struggles to assist with the… Read more »

Source: HAI, 26-Aug-19

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HAI Applauds Utah Rotor Pathway Program Rollout

HAI Applauds Utah Rotor Pathway Program Rollout

Helicopter Association International (HAI) applauds Utah Governor Gary Herbert on his administration’s official rollout of the Utah Rotor Pathway Program. The program provides rotorspecific aviation classes to high school students by teaming up with industry, high schools, post-secondary schools and other stakeholders. “The rollout of the Utah Rotor Pathway Program is a testament to Lt…. Read more »

Source: HAI, 23-Aug-19

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HAI Salute to Excellence Awards – deadline approaching

HAI Salute to Excellence Awards – deadline approaching

Within vertical aviation, there are pilots, mechanics, safety professionals, and others who go above and beyond the call of duty in pursuit of the highest standards of professional excellence. Their dedication is an inspiration to us all. HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards recognize outstanding achievements in vertical aviation. Go to rotor.org/salute and nominate an exceptional… Read more »

Source: HAI, 06-Aug-19

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HAI Hires New Director of Government Affairs

HAI Hires New Director of Government Affairs

Strengthening its advocacy efforts and building on its track record of legislative wins for the helicopter industry, Helicopter Association International (HAI) has hired John Shea as its new director of government affairs. Shea will track at the state and federal levels all legislative developments related to the helicopter industry. Reporting to Vice President of Government… Read more »

Source: HAI, 17-Jul-19

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HAI President to stand down June 2020

HAI President to stand down June 2020

The Board of Directors for Helicopter Association International (HAI) announce the impending retirement of Matthew Zuccaro, president and CEO, effective June 30, 2020. This date coincides with HAI’s fiscal year and the installation of a new Board of Directors on July 1, 2020. Zuccaro has led the association as President and CEO since November 1,… Read more »

Source: HAI, 27-Jun-19

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Recognize The Best of Vertical Aviation

Recognize The Best of Vertical Aviation

Nominations Now Open for HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards Within vertical aviation, there are pilots, mechanics, safety professionals, and others who go above and beyond the call of duty in pursuit of the highest standards of professional excellence. Their dedication is an inspiration to us all. HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards recognize outstanding achievements in… Read more »

Source: HAI, 24-Jun-19

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Nominations Now Open for HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards

Nominations Now Open for HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards

Within vertical aviation, there are pilots, mechanics, safety professionals, and others who go above and beyond the call of duty in pursuit of the highest standards of professional excellence. Their dedication is an inspiration to us all. HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards recognize outstanding achievements in vertical aviation. Go to rotor.org/salute and nominate an exceptional… Read more »

Source: HAI, 04-Jun-19

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Airbus becomes first manufacturer to digitise paper logcards

Airbus becomes first manufacturer to digitise paper logcards

Airbus Helicopters becomes the first helicopter manufacturer on the market to transform paper-based logcards into easy-to-use digital data. The new https://keycopter.airbus.com/en/-/new-digital-logcard-service Digital LogCard service was announced during HAI Heli-Expo 2019, with the CHC Helicopter’s newest H175 to become the first Airbus helicopter to benefit fully from this new service. The advantages of Digital LogCard are… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Jun-19

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HAI Releases New Reporting Tool For Rotorcraft Pilots

HAI Releases New Reporting Tool For Rotorcraft Pilots

To address a growing need for reporting airborne safety hazards, helicopter pilots now have a new website, www.rotor.org/HARP, that allows for fast and easy reporting of near misses and other in-flight safety events. The HAI Aviation Reporting Program (HARP) was developed by the association’s Operations Department specifically for helicopter pilots, with customized data fields for… Read more »

Source: HAI, 14-May-19

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HAI Partners with Unmanned Safety Institute to Offer Training

HAI Partners with Unmanned Safety Institute to Offer Training

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

Source: HAI, 06-May-19

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MD Helicopters enhances MD969

MD Helicopters enhances MD969

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) will feature an enhanced combat aircraft – its MD 969 Twin Attack Helicopter – at the 2019 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit (formerly AAAA), April 14 – 16, 2019, at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Casino in Nashville, TN. First introduced just last month at the annual HAI Heli-Expo in Atlanta,… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 17-Apr-19

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MD Helicopters presents “Excellence Award” to Precision Aviation Group

MD Helicopters presents “Excellence Award” to Precision Aviation Group

Precision Aviation Group (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry, has received the Excellence Award presented by MD Helicopters, Inc. The award signifies PAG’s commitment and approach to serving its global “mission-critical” customer base. The award was presented at the 2019 HAI Heli-Expo in Atlanta, Georgia…. Read more »

Source: PAG, 11-Apr-19

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HAI President – Are We Prepared for Change After 70 Years?

HAI President – Are We Prepared for Change After 70 Years?

Helicopter Association International (HAI) has been going strong for 70 years, representing the international helicopter community and its efforts to build a safe, sustainable industry. HAI remains focused on its primary mission: to support our members so they can “keep the rotors turning.” We do this by advocating against overburdensome regulations and legislation, and by… Read more »

Source: HAI, 03-Apr-19

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Airbus becomes first helicopter manufacturer to digitise paper logcards

Airbus becomes first helicopter manufacturer to digitise paper logcards

Airbus Helicopters becomes the first helicopter manufacturer on the market to transform paper-based logcards into easy-to-use digital data. The new Digital LogCard service was announced during HAI Heli-Expo 2019, with the CHC Helicopter’s newest H175 to become the first Airbus helicopter to benefit fully from this new service. The advantages of Digital LogCard are numerous:… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Apr-19

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HAI Applauds House Committee Vote on HR 1108

HAI Applauds House Committee Vote on HR 1108

Helicopter Association International (HAI) applauds the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for passing HR 1108. HR 1108, the Aviation Funding Stability Act of 2019, would authorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to draw from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund (AATF) in the event of a government shutdown. The legislation is designed to provide a… Read more »

Source: HAI, 01-Apr-19

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FlightSafety to increase courses approved by US Dept Veterans Affairs

FlightSafety to increase courses approved by US Dept Veterans Affairs

FlightSafety International increases its support for veterans with a broad range of VA approved courses. FlightSafety now offers more than 259 courses approved for education benefits by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, at 12 Learning Centers in the United States. FlightSafety continues to work with Veterans Affairs to expand the number of available training… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 28-Mar-19

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FlightSafety centre in Denver add more courses for EC130T2

FlightSafety centre in Denver add more courses for EC130T2

FlightSafety International now offers new Airbus Helicopters EC130T2 and AS350B3 courses at its Learning Center in Denver, Colorado. “We are pleased to augment the support offered to operators of the EC130T2 and AS350B3 helicopter with these new courses in Denver,” said Steve Gross, Senior Vice President, Commercial. “The development and introduction of these new programs… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 26-Mar-19

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Keystone Turbine Services Earns Two Rolls-Royce M250 Awards

Keystone Turbine Services Earns Two Rolls-Royce M250 Awards

M International is pleased to announce its world-class portfolio MRO company Keystone Turbine Services, LLC (“KTS”) was presented with two Rolls-Royce M250 superior performance awards during the Rolls-Royce FIRST© Network luncheon held as part of the 2019 Heli-Expo Annual Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. “The Going Above and Beyond and Customer Satisfaction awards represent the combined… Read more »

Source: M International, 25-Mar-19

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FlightSafety to add Advanced Energy Management – Rotorcraft course

FlightSafety to add Advanced Energy Management – Rotorcraft course

FlightSafety International will add a new Advanced Energy Management – Rotorcraft course to its Master Aviator program for helicopter pilots in the coming months “We are pleased to enhance the FlightSafety Master Aviator program for helicopter pilots with this new Advanced Energy Management course,” said Steve Gross, Senior Vice President, Commercial.  “Master Aviator sets a… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 25-Mar-19

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HealthNet EC145e to serve West Virginia

HealthNet EC145e to serve West Virginia

HealthNet Aeromedical Services, a statewide hospital-based program headquartered in Charleston, West Virginia, announced an order for one EC145e helicopter from Metro Aviation as part of the program’s latest fleet expansion. Metro expects to deliver the light-to-medium twin helicopter from its Shreveport-based completion center in the summer of 2020. “HealthNet Aeromedical Services and our sponsoring academic… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 25-Mar-19

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Astronautics RoadRunner™ brings enhanced capabilities to Firehawk

Astronautics RoadRunner™ brings enhanced capabilities to Firehawk

Astronautics Corporation of America is providing its AFI 4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instruments (EFIs) to United Rotorcraftas cost-effective, drop-in replacements on two FIREHAWK helicopters operated by the Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD). The RoadRunner EFIs—two per aircraft—are part of an upgraded avionics package and instrument panel that United Rotorcraft is outfitting for the surplus U.S…. Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 18-Mar-19

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DART High Capacity Cargo Nets fit the bill for Aeróleo Táxi Aéreo

DART High Capacity Cargo Nets fit the bill for Aeróleo Táxi Aéreo

When Rio de Janeiro-based Aeróleo Táxi Aéreo(“Aeróleo”), a subsidiary of Era Group Inc.,needed a certified cargo-carrying solution for its fleet of AW139s,DART Aerospace (“DART”) answered the challenge, and with resounding success. Aeróleo has provided offshore transportation services in Brazil for over 40 years and recently enhanced its cargo carrying capacity for its 13 AW139s through… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 18-Mar-19

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AMS and AUTOFLUG sign cooperation agreement

AMS and AUTOFLUG sign cooperation agreement

“The slim, lightweight and narrow design is excellently suited to the kind of technical task we are continually addressing.” This statement from Mr Andrea Girolin, Manager and CEO of AMS Heli Design LLC., based in Denison, Texas, explains very clearly why he has decided to purchase new safety seats from AUTOFLUG. The company AMS, which… Read more »

Source: AUTOFLUG, 18-Mar-19

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FreeFlight Systems announces new radar altimeter display for operators

FreeFlight Systems announces new radar altimeter display for operators

NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced a new radar altimeter display system, the RAD45. This new display was designed to exceed new trend indicator readout regulations required by EASA for helicopter operations. The system also meets all current FAA regulations, providing enhanced inflight safety benefits for pilots both in the United States and abroad. The… Read more »

Source: FreeFlight, 18-Mar-19

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Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Unveils New Website & Video Series

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Unveils New Website & Video Series

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, reports the launch of its newly revamped website and “Island Story” video series. The new online home of Blue Hawaiian features improved functionality, robust content, and easy access to essential information to help guests book their ultimate adventure. To accompany the website launch, Blue Hawaiian has developed an exclusive video series produced… Read more »

Source: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, 18-Mar-19

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PIF Announces Launch of The Helicopter Company

PIF Announces Launch of The Helicopter Company

The Public Investment Fund (PIF) announces the launch of The Helicopter Company, the first national commercial helicopter operator in Saudi Arabia. The Company will provide private transportation services within the main cities of Saudi Arabia as well as tourist trips to various attractions around the Kingdom. The Helicopter Company has been created with initial capital… Read more »

Source: Public Investment Fund, 18-Mar-19

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NHV Group appoints new CEO

NHV Group appoints new CEO

The NHV Group announced that Mr Steffen Bay has been named Chief Executive Officer. Steffen Bay previously served as the company’s Chief Commercial Officer. He will replace former CEO and co-founder Mr Eric Van Hal. “Steffen brings a wealth of commercial and corporate experience to the role of CEO from his successful 20 years career… Read more »

Source: NHV Group, 18-Mar-19

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Smart heli-hook helps raise angel to realm of glory

Smart heli-hook helps raise angel to realm of glory

An intelligent cargo hook has aided the heli-lifting of a golden statue of an angel onto the top of the spire at a church in rural Surrey. The church was built in the 1950s and the statue was added as part of a recent major refurbishment and extension project. The cargo hook was fitted with… Read more »

Source: HeliNav Systems, 14-Mar-19

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Astronautics introduces IBEX™ family

Astronautics introduces IBEX™ family

Astronautics Corporation of America is introducing a new family of flight and mission-critical displays called Ibex.This new family of displays is light weight, rugged,and designed to meet the requirements of military helicopters and aircraft in all environments.“The Ibex family are light weight, passively-cooled flight and mission-critical displays designed  for the highest reliability in the toughest… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 14-Mar-19

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Sterling Launches New Version of QuickOnline Mobile App

Sterling Launches New Version of QuickOnline Mobile App

Sterling has launched a new version of QuickOnline Mobile App Technology, a customer- centric tool built specifically for the aviation industry. QuickOnline provides real-time data tracking tools so that stakeholders in the supply chain can obtain immediate status updates throughout the transport of critical AOG parts, giving them the ability to immediately schedule repairs or… Read more »

Source: Sterling Global Aviation Logistics, 14-Mar-19

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IMT Vislink showcases updated AVDS System

IMT Vislink showcases updated AVDS System

IMT Vislink is showcasing its updated Airborne Video Downlink System (AVDS) with the addition of the TSM-2020 Transport Management System at the HAI HELI-EXPO 2019 (Booth C4338). IMT Vislink’s AVDS is an integrated suite of downlink transmitters, receivers and antennas that creates a comprehensive aerial-based video transmission solution. It is designed to improve situational awareness… Read more »

Source: IMT Vislink, 14-Mar-19

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Toll Helicopters and Seeing Machines have joined forces

Toll Helicopters and Seeing Machines have joined forces

Toll Helicopters and Seeing Machines have joined forces to launch a unique eye tracking technology trial this month as part of the Toll AW-139 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) at the ACE Training Centre in Sydney.   The trial is based on Seeing Machines’ Crew Training System prototype which incorporates modern eye tracking technology. The system supports aviation training instructors, pilots and crewmen with intelligent, evidence based data to provide detailed insights into pilot scanning techniques and situational awareness.  The 2019 trial will… Read more »

Source: Toll Helicopters, 14-Mar-19

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PhilJets orders 3 Bell 505 Helicopters

PhilJets orders 3 Bell 505 Helicopters

PhilJets, one of the leading business aviation companies in the Philippines, has ordered 3 brand new Bell 505 helicopters, to sustain its expansion plan. Celebrating its 6th year anniversary, PhilJets, the business aviation arm of Negocia Group, will be operating four Bell helicopters in its growing fleet. The single-engine helicopter, designed to efficiently transport 4… Read more »

Source: PhilJets, 14-Mar-19

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HAI Partners with JSfirm.com to Address Shortage

HAI Partners with JSfirm.com to Address Shortage

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is excited to announce a new Partner Service membership benefit with JSfirm.com (Booth B4917) that offers HAI’s members a dynamic new tool to promote employment opportunities. This partnership comes as a result of both organizations recognizing the other’s focus on providing solutions to the shortage of qualified aviation professionals. The elements… Read more »

Source: HAI, 14-Mar-19

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Air Methods Big Bear Base Celebrates One Year in Service

Air Methods Big Bear Base Celebrates One Year in Service

Mercy Air, a division of Air Methods, announced that its base at the Big Bear City Airport served 334 patients, including 23 children, on 347 transports during the first full year of permanent operation—the equivalent of caring for nearly one patient per day. Mercy Air, a division of Air Methods, announced that its base at… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 14-Mar-19

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Era reaffirms decade old relationship with Ramco

Era reaffirms decade old relationship with Ramco

Global cloud enterprise software provider Ramco Systems, announced ten years of Ramco Operations with Era Group Inc. (“Era”). Era, with more than 70 years of experience, is one of the largest helicopter operators in the world and the longest serving helicopter operator in the U.S. Era’s helicopters are primarily used to transport personnel to, from… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 14-Mar-19

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AUTOFLUG offers new safety seats

AUTOFLUG offers new safety seats

Barely a year after its successful launch, the AUTOFLUG FLYWEIGHT® seating family which offers safety seats for civil helicopters is supplemented by a powerful new addition providing drastically increased flexibility. With AUTOFLUG FLYWEIGHT® UP, the company is setting new standards with regard to the diverse use of helicopter cabin space. Its extremely sleek design and… Read more »

Source: AUTOFLUG, 14-Mar-19

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Boeing Acquires ForeFlight

Boeing Acquires ForeFlight

Boeing [NYSE: BA] completed the acquisition of ForeFlight, a leading provider of innovative mobile and web-based aviation applications. ForeFlight has partnered with Boeing for the past two years to bring aviators Jeppesen’s aeronautical data and charts through ForeFlight’s popular mobile platforms. Now, the teams will integrate talent and offerings to bring innovative, expanded digital solutions… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 14-Mar-19

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Rolls-Royce renews FIRST network

Rolls-Royce renews FIRST network

Rolls-Royce has renewed and refreshed the FIRST network for helicopter   engine support, providing the most comprehensive and wide-reaching service options in the world for Rolls-Royce M250 engines. The FIRST network (Fully Integrated Rolls-Royce Support Team) is the only authorized global support network for operators of M250 engines, providing affordable, reliable, quality solutions on six continents…. Read more »

Source: Rolls-Royce, 14-Mar-19

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Astronautics wACS successfully completes initial ground tests

Astronautics wACS successfully completes initial ground tests

Astronautics Corporation of America’s wireless Airborne Communication System (wACS) successfully completed initial ground tests on Airbus Helicopters’ H145 prototype aircraft, an important programmatic milestone. Astronautics’ wACS is a complete air-to-ground data management platform that simply and securely gets information on and off the aircraft—enabling streamlined operations, improved dispatch rates, improved mission capabilities, and mobile device… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 14-Mar-19

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S3 International selected by Honeywell for Worldwide Distribution

S3 International selected by Honeywell for Worldwide Distribution

S3 International was selected by Honeywell as its exclusive distributor of their Air Turbine Starter (ATS} and Upgrade for the U-60 and H-1 Helicopter Platforms. S3 International will market Honeywell’s upgraded ATS products worldwide, including modification and repair services. “We are pleased to be partnering with Honeywell on such an innovative, high-quality product that will… Read more »

Source: S3 International, 14-Mar-19

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Macquarie completes acquisition of Waypoint Leasing

Macquarie completes acquisition of Waypoint Leasing

Macquarie Group Limited (ASX; MQG; ADR: MQBKY) announced today that Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing has completed the acquisition of a helicopter portfolio from Waypoint Leasing Holdings Ltd. (“Waypoint”) and its subsidiaries. The portfolio acquired from Waypoint comprises 120 medium and heavy helicopters leased to approximately 30 operators as well as a number of firm and option… Read more »

Source: Macquarie, 13-Mar-19

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Serbian Police order three Airbus H215s

Serbian Police order three Airbus H215s

Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Nebojsa Stefanovic spoke over the last weekend at a conference entitled “Capital Investments and Capacity Building of the Ministry of Internal Affairs“. He used his keynote speech to extol his Ministry’s achievements in recent years, and also to list capital spending projects completed and budgeted for…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Mar-19

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Leonardo Awarded Patent for Helicopter Anti-Torque Rotor

Leonardo Awarded Patent for Helicopter Anti-Torque Rotor

An anti-torque rotor of a helicopter, having: a supporting body; a drive shaft which rotates about a first axis with respect to the supporting body; a hub connected operatively to drive shaft and angularly fixed with respect to first axis; at least one blade which is connected operatively to hub, is angularly fixed with respect to first… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 13-Mar-19

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Spectro | Jet-Care awarded Air Methods contract

Spectro | Jet-Care awarded Air Methods contract

Spectro | Jet-Care, the trusted and independent laboratory of choice for condition monitoring services to the aviation industry, announced the signing of a contract with Air Methods, the leading air medical services provider,to provide a comprehensive fluid and debris analysis programme for theirfleet of more than 450 helicopters. Through the contract, Spectro | Jet-Care will… Read more »

Source: Spectro | Jet-Care, 13-Mar-19

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STC Count for AEM’s LSS880 Loudspeaker System Continues to Increase

STC Count for AEM’s LSS880 Loudspeaker System Continues to Increase

Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp. (AEM) is pleased to advise that the supplemental type certificate (STC) count for the LSS880 (previously known as the 600W system) installation on the AS350/H125 helicopter continues to increase. The FAA STC is held by Airbus Helicopters, Inc. (AHI), and hasnowbeenvalidated in China, Europe, Canada, and Brazil. “We’re incredibly appreciative of… Read more »

Source: AEM, 13-Mar-19

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Alpine Aerotech grows specialized repair capability

Alpine Aerotech grows specialized repair capability

Alpine Aerotech LP is best known for their comprehensive Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) capabilities; serving leading makes and models of helicopters worldwide. What many may might not know is that they also lease a large fleet of transport category aircraft equipped for a variety of utility operations. This unique perspective on maintenance and operations… Read more »

Source: Alpine Aerotech, 13-Mar-19

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Skycore Aviation and HeliStream announce agreement

Skycore Aviation and HeliStream announce agreement

Skycore Aviation, Ltd. and HeliStream, Inc. announced an agreement to jointly provide UH-60A Black Hawks and their Black Hawk operational capabilities for firefighting in the state of California. In this valuable partnership, each company is leveraging its core competencies to deliver first in class service. Skycore is very excited to team with HeliStream fighting fires… Read more »

Source: Skycore Aviation, 13-Mar-19

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CHC H175 to become first helicopter new digital logcards

CHC H175 to become first helicopter new digital logcards

CHC Helicopter’s newest H175 will become the first Airbus helicopter to be delivered with digital logcards. The announcement, made at HAI Heli-Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, makes Airbus Helicopters the first helicopter manufacturer on the market to transform paper-based logcards into easy-to-use digital data. “A logcard is a document that tracks the entire history of critical… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Mar-19

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SureFlight debuts its B505 with custom updates

SureFlight debuts its B505 with custom updates

A highly customized Bell 505 Jet Ranger X, N505GT will be on display at static Booth #C08 at the 2019 Heli Expo in Atlanta, GA next to Bell Helicopter’s Booth. SureFlight’s Bell 505 GT Package includes, Custom paint, seats, headliner, metal gaspers, carpet, and repainted interior doors and a baggage compartment liner. SureFlight is a… Read more »

Source: SureFlight, 13-Mar-19

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Babcock Australasia reports successful first year of H175 operations

Babcock Australasia reports successful first year of H175 operations

Babcock Australasia, the aerospace and defence company, is celebrating its first year of Airbus H175 helicopter operations in Timor Leste after clocking up nearly 1400 flights providing offshore aviation services for their oil and gas customer. The company, which operates two H175s on personnel transport, search and rescue, and medevac duties in the Timor Sea… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Mar-19

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Tanis receives STC for MD902 Preheat System

Tanis receives STC for MD902 Preheat System

Tanis Aircraft Products announces the receipt of a FAA Supplemental Type Certification number SR04347CH and the availability of its helicopter preconditioning system for the MD 902. Tanis manufactures the only Heli-preheat system that thoroughly and safely preconditions all critical components. Helicopter preconditioning systems typically include heating elements for the engine, main rotor gear box, accessory… Read more »

Source: Tanis Aircraft Products, 13-Mar-19

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CHC Australia completes roll out of Leonardo AW139

CHC Australia completes roll out of Leonardo AW139

CHC Group announced that the Australian business unit has completed the roll out of six new generation Leonardo AW139 aircraft to replace the S-76 SAR helicopter fleet flying for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). The final AW139 will be on base in East Sale by mid-March after the first aircraft was introduced in Victoria… Read more »

Source: CHC, 13-Mar-19

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Tiger Tugs continues to grow with new product launches

Tiger Tugs continues to grow with new product launches

The MD tug specifically designed for its unique ability on lifting the MD 500 series helicopters has picked up several new corporate and police departments this past year. Our new Model 12 that can lift up to 12,000 lbs. is catching the attention of Bell 212/412 customers. We just shipped one to an oil exploration… Read more »

Source: Tiger Tugs, 13-Mar-19

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Airbus H160 handles Finland’s winter

Airbus H160  handles Finland’s winter

Airbus Helicopters has successfully completed its certification programme of cold-weather testing of its latest H160 helicopter in northern Finland. The company deployed the first serial aircraft to Rovaniemi in Lapland in February where the test team benefited from a period of exceptionally low temperatures down to -37°C (-35°F). The main objective of this second campaign… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Mar-19

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Heli-One Receives STC Approval For S-76B upgrades

Heli-One Receives STC Approval For S-76B upgrades

Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for its flight display and flight management system (FMS) upgrade from Transport Canada and the Malaysia Department of Civil Aviation. This STC is from the S-76B VVIP upgrade project recently completed for a customer in… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 13-Mar-19

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Lundin Software team up with Airbus

Lundin Software team up with Airbus

Airbus Helicopters has signed partnerships with two new MRO software providers – Aircraft Maintenance Systems and Lundin Software – that will enable their maintenance information systems (MIS) to be connected to Airbus, facilitating the two-way exchange of maintenance and aircraft data from Airbus to the customer’s MIS. Aircraft Maintenance Systems (AMS software) and Lundin Software… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Mar-19

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Kopter Group officially took over Lafayette facilit

Kopter Group officially took over Lafayette facilit

On Saturday, March 9, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards joined CEO Andreas Löwenstein of Kopter Group AG and other executives of the company, along with Mayor-President Joel Robideaux of Lafayette, Louisiana, Secretary Don Pierson of Louisiana Economic Development, and other officials to celebrate Kopter’s selection of Lafayette for assembly of its SH09 helicopters. The ribbon-cutting… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 12-Mar-19

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Hillsboro Aero Academy Launches Hillsboro Heli Academy

Hillsboro Aero Academy Launches Hillsboro Heli Academy

With a long history of producing quality helicopter pilots, Hillsboro Aero Academy has realigned its operations to focus more on those roots. Founded as a one-helicopter flight school in 1980, the academy has grown in size and scope to offer both helicopter and airplane training for domestic and international students, in addition to supporting three… Read more »

Source: Hillsboro Aero Academy, 12-Mar-19

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Cadorath celebrates its 65th Anniversary

Cadorath celebrates its 65th Anniversary

March, 2019 marks the 65th anniversary of Cadorath. Their brand promise to customers: “We Turn ‘Can’t’ into ‘Next’”, is forged from strong traditions since the company began in 1954. Leading up to and looking beyond 65 years, Cadorath has positioned themselves as a solution provider for aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities across the globe…. Read more »

Source: Cadorath, 12-Mar-19

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Safran Awarded Patent for Multi-Engine Propulsion System

Safran Awarded Patent for Multi-Engine Propulsion System

The invention relates to an architecture of a propulsion system of a multi-engine helicopter, comprising turboshaft engines (1, 2) that are connected to a power transmission gearbox (3), and comprising a low DC voltage onboard network (7) for supplying helicopter equipment during flight, characterized in that it comprises: a hybrid turboshaft engine (1) that is capable of operating in… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 12-Mar-19

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