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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Flightdocs launches new ops product for helicopter operators

Flightdocs launches new ops product for helicopter operators

Flightdocs (Booth #B3228), the leading provider of aviation software solutions, announces their new platform, Flightdocs Operations™. 100% cloud based, Flightdocs Operations™ utilizes the latest in web and mobile technology to deliver a modern, intuitive and powerful platform to manage every aspect of a helicopter flight operation. Since the release of Flightdocs HMX geared towards maintenance… Read more »

Source: Flightdocs, 12-Mar-19

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NorcaTec Further Expands T53 OEM Exclusive Distribution Portfolio

NorcaTec Further Expands T53 OEM Exclusive Distribution Portfolio

NorcaTec LLC announced that it has been selected by Honeywell as their Exclusive Distributor of OEM spare parts for the T53 turboshaft engine worldwide excluding Japan. This agreement expands on its current relationship with Honeywell which began in 2014. NorcaTec will now provide the full range of aftermarket support for Spare Parts, Accessories/LRU’s, Components and… Read more »

Source: NorcaTec, 12-Mar-19

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DART launches its new AW139 Skylight Window

DART launches its new AW139 Skylight Window

DART Aerospace has officially announced the launch of its new AW139 Replacement Skylight Window. In order to provide improved durability to AW139 operators, DART’s Skylights are constructed from singlelayered and specially coated polycarbonate, which offers direct replacement to the current OEM laminated acrylic window. DART completed extensive DO-160 testing on the product, including extreme temperature,… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 12-Mar-19

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Tanis receives STC for S-64 Aircrane Preheat System

Tanis receives STC for S-64 Aircrane Preheat System

Tanis Aircraft Products announced today the FAA Supplemental Type Certification SR04343CH and the availability of its helicopter preconditioning system for the Erickson S-64 Aircrane. Erickson is a leading aerospace manufacturer and global provider of aviation services that operates, maintains and manufactures utility aircraft to safely transport and place people and cargo around the world. Erickson… Read more »

Source: Tanis Aircraft Products, 12-Mar-19

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DART launches its H130 Landing Gear

DART launches its H130 Landing Gear

DART Aerospace is happy to be introducing its new H130 Landing Gear to the rotorcraft industry. This new landing gear is a direct replacement to OEM parts and is designed to be a plug-and-play option offering maximum compatibility across all components. Designed from an improved alloy, the DART Landing Gear offers superior corrosion and cracking… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 12-Mar-19

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Spectro wins engine healthcare contract for Air Methods

Spectro wins engine healthcare contract for Air Methods

Spectro | Jet-Care, the trusted and independent laboratory of choice for condition monitoring services to the aviation industry, today 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 their fleet of more than 450 helicopters. Through the contract, Spectro… Read more »

Source: Spectro | Jet-Care, 12-Mar-19

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Aerometals Developing Innovative Airbus H225 Engine Inlet Barrier Filter System

Aerometals Developing Innovative Airbus H225 Engine Inlet Barrier Filter System

Aftermarket aircraft parts manufacturer and engine inlet barrier filter (IBF) innovator, Aerometals has announced a developmental program to certify an engine inlet barrier filter system for the Airbus H225 transport category helicopter. Due to industry demand, Aerometals has entered a cooperative agreement with engine manufacturer Safran Helicopter Engines to develop the next generation engine inlet… Read more »

Source: Aerometals, 12-Mar-19

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David MacNeil becomes first private customer in North America to upgrade to new H145

David MacNeil becomes first private customer in North America to upgrade to new H145

Chicago-based customer David MacNeil is the first business and private aviation customer in North America to choose the new 5-bladed H145, announced at the Heli-Expo trade show. The new version of Airbus’ best-selling H145 increases the useful load of the helicopter by 150 kg (330lbs) while delivering new levels of comfort, simplicity and connectivity. “As… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 12-Mar-19

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LCI Grows Australia-Based helicopter fleet

LCI Grows Australia-Based helicopter fleet

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, has grown its Australia-based fleet of helicopters to 14 Leonardo AW139s with the arrival of two aircraft. The two AW139s are being transitioned by LCI customer, Babcock International Group company, from Aberdeen, United Kingdom to Karratha, Western Australia, where they will be operated by… Read more »

Source: LCI, 12-Mar-19

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Transportes Aéreos Pegaso to introduce the H145 in Mexico

Transportes Aéreos Pegaso to introduce the H145 in Mexico

Transportes Aéreos Pegaso (Pegaso) has acquired two H145 helicopters to be operated in the Gulf of México in support of the oil and electricity industries, becoming the first operator for this type in Mexico. The contract includes an HCare Smart parts-by-the-hour package, as well as Flyscan, the predictive maintenance service that analyses Health & Usage… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 12-Mar-19

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Astronautics to flight test RoadRunner™ EFI on AW109

Astronautics to flight test RoadRunner™ EFI on AW109

Astronautics Corporation of America is providing its AFI 4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instruments (EFIs) to United Rotorcraft as 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… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 12-Mar-19

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Airbus Helicopters announces 43 orders at Heli-Expo 2019

Airbus Helicopters announces 43 orders at Heli-Expo 2019

Airbus Helicopters wraps up the 2019 edition of Heli-Expo with 43 orders from worldwide customers announced for the whole Airbus civil product range – H125, H130, H135, H145, H160, H175 and H225. Twenty-one helicopters of the 43 orders announced at the show were from longstanding Airbus Helicopters customer Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), which unveiled… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 12-Mar-19

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Heli-One Receives STC Approval For S-76B VVIP Luxury Interior Upgrade

Heli-One Receives STC Approval For S-76B VVIP Luxury Interior Upgrade

Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for its luxury interior upgrade from Transport Canada and the Malaysia Department of Civil Aviation. This STC is from the S76B VVIP upgrade project recently completed for a customer in Asia. The cabin has been… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 12-Mar-19

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ACH160 helicopter sale maintains strong ACH momentum into 2019

ACH160 helicopter sale maintains strong ACH momentum into 2019

The sale of an Airbus ACH160 private helicopter to a European customer who is taking an Airbus aircraft for the first time underlines the sustained success of Airbus Corporate Helicopters following its highly positive first full year in 2018. Leading helicopter operator LionsAir of Switzerland will fly and maintain the aircraft on behalf of an… Read more »

Source: Airbus Corporate Helicopters, 12-Mar-19

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Safran, HeliDax and AMS team up

Safran, HeliDax and AMS team up

HeliDax, AMS (Aircraft Maintenance Systems) and Safran Electronics & Defense signed a letter of intent to collaborate on a complete digital chain based on the Cassiopée range of flight data analysis services. This new solution will be a world first for helicopters. The partnership between Safran, HeliDax and AMS focuses on the implementation of a… Read more »

Source: Safran Electronics & Defense, 12-Mar-19

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Dare County MedFlight to upgrade to new H145

Dare County MedFlight to upgrade to new H145

North Carolina air medical operator Dare County MedFlight will be the first customer in North America to retrofit its helicopter to the new 5-bladed version, announced today at the Heli-Expo tradeshow at the Georgia World Congress Center. The new version of Airbus Helicopters’ best-selling H145 light twin-engine helicopter brings a new, innovative five-bladed rotor to… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 12-Mar-19

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Dart Aerospace sold to private equity group Greenbriar

Dart Aerospace sold to private equity group Greenbriar

Greenbriar Equity Group, L.P. (“Greenbriar”) and First Aviation Services Inc. (“FAvS”) today announced the acquisition of DART Aerospace (“DART” or “the Company”), a leading provider of mission equipment and aftermarket components for the helicopter and fixed-wing industries. DART has operated as a subsidiary of Eagle Copters Ltd. (“Eagle Copters”) and Era Group Inc. (“Era”) for… Read more »

Source: Dart, 11-Mar-19

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A new Enstrom 280FX for Training in France

A new Enstrom 280FX for Training in France

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation was pleased to deliver their newest 280FX to the French training company, Golf Tango at Heli-Expo in Atlanta. Gérard Taunay, founder of Golf Tango was on hand, along with François Gatineau, CEO of Rotor and Aircraft, the Enstrom dealer in France. This new 280FX will be operated from Golf Tango’s main base… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 11-Mar-19

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