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HAI hires VP of Operations

HAI hires VP of Operations

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce the hiring of Michael J. Hertzendorf (US Army, Ret.) as vice president of operations. Hertzendorf will oversee HAI’s work for its members in flight operations, maintenance and technology, safety, and education. He will also work closely with HAI’s Government Affairs Department to ensure HAI members across the… Read more »

Source: HAI, 01-Sep-20

Preparations underway for HAI Heli-Expo 2021 in New Orleans

Preparations underway for HAI Heli-Expo 2021 in New Orleans

HAI HELI-EXPO 2021 in New Orleans is still about seven months away, but that doesn’t mean that preparations for the world’s largest civil helicopter show and exhibition are lagging. The first stage of the show floor lottery closed in July, and over 300 companies — including most of the major OEMs — have already booked… Read more »

Source: HAI, 21-Aug-20

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HAI launches annual Salute to Excellence Awards

HAI launches annual Salute to Excellence Awards

Within vertical aviation, there are pilots, mechanics and engineers, safety professionals, and others who go above and beyond to pursue professional excellence. Their dedication is an inspiration to us all. The HAI Salute to Excellence Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all forms of vertical aviation. As our industry evolves, HAI is excited to announce that… Read more »

Source: HAI, 11-Aug-20

Former HAI chairman Wisecup passes away

Former HAI chairman Wisecup passes away

Helicopter Association International (HAI) sincerely regrets the passing of industry stalwart and past chairman of the Board of Directors James O. Wisecup. Service information is pending and will be provided when available. Wisecup, a highly experienced 16,000-hour dual-rated pilot, had recently retired from his post as assistant chief pilot of helicopter air ambulance (HAA) operator… Read more »

Source: HAI, 04-Aug-20

Nominations Now Open for HAI Salute to Excellence Awards

Nominations Now Open for HAI Salute to Excellence Awards

Within vertical aviation, there are pilots, mechanics and engineers, safety professionals, and others who go above and beyond to pursue professional excellence. Their dedication is an inspiration to us all. The HAI Salute to Excellence Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all forms of vertical aviation. As our industry evolves, HAI is excited to announce that… Read more »

Source: HAI, 17-Jul-20

HAI Introduces COVID Clean Program

HAI Introduces COVID Clean Program

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to introduce HAI’s COVID Clean Program, a project designed to help HAI members share their efforts to protect their customers and employees from infectious diseases. HAI assists participating companies by providing them promotional tools and support through social media and other digital channels. The COVID Clean Program provides a… Read more »

Source: HAI, 22-Jun-20

HAI President’s Message

HAI President’s Message

We’re nearly halfway through the year, and frankly, 2020 has been a bumpy ride. COVID-19 changed nearly every routine we had, both at work and at home. Businesses around the world went dark, and millions signed up for unemployment. Some sectors of our industry, such as aerial tours and flight training, have been hard-hit by… Read more »

Source: HAI, 17-Jun-20

Penn College aviation students receive industry scholarships

Penn College aviation students receive industry scholarships

Four Pennsylvania College of Technology students were recently awarded aviation scholarships: two from the Helicopter Foundation International/Helicopter Association International and two from Women in Aviation International. All four are enrolled in the four-year aviation maintenance technology major, based at Penn College’s Lumley Aviation Center in Montoursville. Ethan M. Miller, of Montoursville, and Hamin Kim, of… Read more »

Source: Penn College, 29-May-20

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HAI Statement on NTSB Public Meeting of Survival Flight fatal accident

HAI Statement on NTSB Public Meeting of Survival Flight fatal accident

Like many others in the rotorcraft industry, staff members from Helicopter Association International (HAI) viewed the May 19, 2020, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) board hearing on the cause of a January 2019 crash of a helicopter air ambulance (HAA) flight in Ohio. HAI appreciates the extraordinary efforts made by the investigative team in determining… Read more »

Source: HAI, 22-May-20

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HAI appoints VP of Marketing Communications

HAI appoints VP of Marketing Communications

Robert M. Volmer has joined HAI as the vice president of Marketing Communications. In this role, Rob will oversee branding, messaging, research, technology, and media for the association. “When I joined HAI. I told the Board of Directors that I wanted to over-communicate to our members about what their association was doing to serve them…. Read more »

Source: HAI, 20-May-20

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HAI mourns the passing of William H Wells Jr

HAI mourns the passing of William H Wells Jr

William H. “Bill” Wells Jr., president and owner of Cascade Helicopters in Cashmere, Washington, died on Apr. 15, 2020, at the age of 86. Bill was born on Feb. 25, 1934, in Seattle, Washington. He joined the military in 1953 as an Alaska Communications System specialist in the US Army Signal Corps. In 1958, he… Read more »

Source: HAI, 22-Apr-20

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HAI Mourns the Passing of Industry Pioneer Elling Halvorson

HAI Mourns the Passing of Industry Pioneer Elling Halvorson

Elling B. Halvorson, founder and chairman of the board of Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters in Boulder City, Nevada, died Apr. 16, 2020, at the age of 88. With the opening of his helicopter tour company in 1965, he is credited with creating the site-specific helicopter tourism sector. Elling was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on… Read more »

Source: HAI, 20-Apr-20

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Utah Rotor Pathway Program Receives $1.1 Million Grant

Utah Rotor Pathway Program Receives $1.1 Million Grant

The Utah State Legislature recently approved a Strategic Workforce Initiative (SWI) grant to Southern Utah University to support the growth of the Utah Rotor Pathway Program, a government-industry-education partnership preparing Utah students for high-growth occupations while serving regional industry workforce needs. The grant totals $386,000 per year for three years, for a total of $1,158,000…. Read more »

Source: HAI, 02-Apr-20

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FAA advice on expiring air medical certificates was released prematurely and is invalid

FAA advice on expiring air medical certificates was released prematurely and is invalid

Helicopter Association International (HAI) can now provide updates to a March 29, 2020, HAI press release about airmen medical certificates and an FAA announcement regarding waivers for Part 135 operators that was issued on March 25, 2020. HAI’s press release yesterday cautioned against FAA-certificated flight personnel allowing their medical certificates to expire based on information… Read more »

Source: HAI, 31-Mar-20

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HAI Urges Caution Re FAA Announcement for Airmen Medical Certificates

HAI Urges Caution Re FAA Announcement for Airmen Medical Certificates

If you are a pilot or aircrewmen whose medical certificate will expire between March 31 and June 30, 2020, the FAA has announced that it is waiving enforcement actions against you if you are unable to obtain a new certificate in a timely manner due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Helicopter Association International (HAI) still… Read more »

Source: HAI, 31-Mar-20

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COVID-19 – HAI applauds Congressional Action on pandemic relief

COVID-19 – HAI applauds Congressional Action on pandemic relief

On Wednesday evening, March 25, the US Senate unanimously approved a $2 trillion emergency relief bill providing stimulus funds to a US economy reeling from the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, March 27, the House is expected to pass the bill, which includes specific measures aimed at general aviation businesses. The bill… Read more »

Source: HAI, 27-Mar-20

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

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

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

Source: HAI, 19-Mar-20

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Axnes PNG wireless intercom selected by Cal Fire

Axnes PNG wireless intercom selected by Cal Fire

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

Source: Axnes, 02-Mar-20

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Travis County STAR Flight selects Axnes PNG for new AW169 fleet

Travis County STAR Flight selects Axnes PNG for new AW169 fleet

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

Source: Axnes, 02-Mar-20

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HAI Sadly Announces the Passing of Matthew Zuccaro

HAI Sadly Announces the Passing of Matthew Zuccaro

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Matthew S. Zuccaro, the immediate past president and CEO of the association. Plans for services are still being determined and will be shared as soon as they are available. “Matt was one of a kind in our industry,” says current HAI President and… Read more »

Source: HAI, 27-Feb-20

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Helinetwork International makes its partnership with Tech-Tool Plastics

Helinetwork International makes its partnership with Tech-Tool Plastics

Helinetwork International, the specialist in the sale of new and overhauled parts for civil and military helicopters, has announced a strategic partnership with Tech-Tool Plastics, one of the leaders in the helicopter window manufacturing industry during HAI Heli-Expo 2020. Tech-Tool Plastics, Inc. has been a major player in the industry for over 45 years. After… Read more »

Source: Helinetwork International, 12-Feb-20

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Rolls-Royce and Cadorath complete deliveries of repairs and overhauls to the M250 Series IV OCC

Rolls-Royce and Cadorath complete deliveries of repairs and overhauls to the M250 Series IV OCC

In partnership with Rolls-Royce, Cadorath has completed the design, approval and first deliveries of repairs and overhauls to the M250 Series IV Outer Combustion Case (OCC). Overhauls include repairs to the fuel boss and replacement of the existing wire mesh patches with new reinforced dual wire mesh patches. On October 28, 2018 a Rolls-Royce released… Read more »

Source: Cadorath, 06-Feb-20

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Meridian Helicopters LLC to Displayed Southern Utah University Bell 206L4

Meridian Helicopters LLC to Displayed Southern Utah University Bell 206L4

Located within the trade show floor of Heli-Expo 2020, Meridian Helicopters will display a Bell 206L4 owned by Southern Utah University. The aircraft can be viewed at static display booth #15. The Meridian Helicopters completion of the aircraft consisted of many freshly overhauled components and engine. A complete Garmin avionics package was installed with compliance… Read more »

Source: Meridian Helicopters, 06-Feb-20

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Aerometals to Showcase Sikorsky S70i EIBF during Heli-Expo 2020

Aerometals to Showcase Sikorsky S70i EIBF during Heli-Expo 2020

Aerometals, an aerospace design, engineering and manufacturing specialty leader for over 35 years will be showcasing the latest application of their new generation Engine Inlet Barrier Filter (EIBF) during the upcoming HAI Heli-Expo in Anaheim, California. The company will display an S-70i Firehawk® operated by City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Air Operations Department with an… Read more »

Source: Aerometals, 06-Feb-20

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Axnes announces new product release during the HAI Heli-Expo 2020

Axnes announces new product release during the HAI Heli-Expo 2020

Wireless intercom technology leader, Axnes unveiled its latest addition to their product line yesterday during the HAI Heli-Expo in Anaheim. During the unveiling, Axnes presented the new PNG Mobile Base Station that is selfcontained, completely autonomous and portable – all features which many customers have requested. Derived from the PNG BST50 base station, there will… Read more »

Source: Axnes, 05-Feb-20

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AeroBrigham Showcases Vintage Bell 212 at Heli-Expo 2020

AeroBrigham Showcases Vintage Bell 212 at Heli-Expo 2020

This IFR Helicopter was purchased NEW in 1977 by Dr. Forrest Bird. Dr. Bird was noted for his work with oxygen systems in the aviation and medical fields. He was an avid aviation supporter his entire life and maintained an aviation museum with dozens of aircraft on display until his death the age of 94…. Read more »

Source: AeroBrigham, 05-Feb-20

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SKYTRAC to Provide Global Mobile Data Coverage in 200+ Countries

SKYTRAC to Provide Global Mobile Data Coverage in 200+ Countries

SKYTRAC announced it will expand upon their partnership with GigSky to offer global cellular data coverage in over 200 countries to deliver mission-critical mobile data to the aviation enterprise. Originally ratified in September 2019, the partnership enables global 4G/LTE cellular network access for use with SKYTRAC’s Dynamic Air Link 200 (DAL-200) wireless communications and data… Read more »

Source: SKYTRAC, 05-Feb-20

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Innovative Technology for Training IIMC in the Aircraft

Innovative Technology for Training IIMC in the Aircraft

AT Systems, LLC is proud to be invited to demonstrate new training technology at HeliExpo. AT Systems has patented a device that trains pilots for degraded visual environment during normal training flights. The device can be seen at the Safety Town Hall and in several exhibits. This totally unique device is the latest technology in… Read more »

Source: AT Systems, 05-Feb-20

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Web Manuals signs Air Center at HAI Heli-Expo 2020

Web Manuals signs Air Center at HAI Heli-Expo 2020

Web Manuals, the world leader in aviation document digitization, is celebrating the signing of Air Center Helicopters at this year’s HAI-HELI.  Texas-based Air Center Helicopters operates its fleet of Airbus and Bell helicopters under FAA Part 91, Part 135, Part 133. Part 137 and Part 145 certificates, meaning a high number of regulatory documents are… Read more »

Source: Web Manuals, 04-Feb-20

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Metro Aviation celebrates delivery of first American-made EC145e

Metro Aviation celebrates delivery of first American-made EC145e

Metro Aviation today announced the delivery of the first American-made EC145e, which was completed for Duke Life Flight of Duke Health based in Durham, North Carolina. This is the first of two EC145e aircraft with Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) capability that Metro is completing for the program. “From beginning to end, the aircraft completion process… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 04-Feb-20

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Omni Táxi Aéreo picks Skytrac for Real-Time HUMS and Satellite Push-to-Talk solutions

Omni Táxi Aéreo picks Skytrac for Real-Time HUMS and Satellite Push-to-Talk solutions

OMNI Táxi Aéreo has selected SKYTRAC to provide both Real-Time Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) and Satellite Push-to-Talk (PTT) solutions on nine AW139s currently engaged in services contracts with PETROBRAS, the largest multinational Brazilian producer of oil and gas, to become the country’s first AW139s equipped with the industry-leading technology. “SKYTRAC has an excellent… Read more »

Source: SKYTRAC, 04-Feb-20

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HAI sums up Heli-Expo 2020

HAI sums up Heli-Expo 2020

Helicopter Association International (HAI) has drawn the curtains on HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, and this year’s show was packed with business deals, new technology, and safety and professional training. The four-day event brought together thousands of attendees from around the globe, focusing their attention on every aspect of the rotorcraft industry. Spread across the… Read more »

Source: HAI, 03-Feb-20

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HAI Members Select New Board Directors

HAI Members Select New Board Directors

Helicopter Association International’s (HAI) members elected four members to the HAI Board of Directors on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020. Three individuals are joining the board for the first time, while another is being reelected to his post.   The elected directors, whose three-year terms will begin on July 1, 2020, are: Randal… Read more »

Source: HAI, 03-Feb-20

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Travis County STAR Flight selects Axnes PNG for new AW169 fleet

Travis County STAR Flight selects Axnes PNG for new AW169 fleet

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

Source: Axnes, 03-Feb-20

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Erickson Announces The S-64F+ Air Crane®

Erickson Announces The S-64F+ Air Crane®

Erickson Incorporated, a worldwide leading operator, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, has announced at Heli Expo, a new production line of the legacy Air Crane® helicopter introducing the S-64F+ to the market. Erickson’s recent aircraft orders and deliveries have signaled a demand for the S-64 as a firefighting platform of the future. We will… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 03-Feb-20

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Airbus announces 38 orders at Heli-Expo 2020

Airbus announces 38 orders at Heli-Expo 2020

Airbus Helicopters concluded Heli-Expo 2020 with 38 orders, as well as 20 retrofits for the new five-bladed H145. German air rescue and ambulance provider DRF Luftrettung placed an order for 15 H145s, making them the largest operator of the H145. Show highlights included the increased power of the H125 that will enable operators to lift… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Feb-20

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Metro Aviation offers insider access to its completion center

Metro Aviation offers insider access to its completion center

Metro Aviation today released a rare inside look at its completion process. With nearly 40 years of completion experience, customers have continuously praised the quality of work and unmatched customer service. See and Experience the Completion Process Metro spent the year documenting the completion of an Airmedic EC145e, which will be on display at HELI-EXPO… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 03-Feb-20

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Airbus boosts capabilities of its H135

Airbus boosts capabilities of its H135

Airbus Helicopters has announced a new Alternate Gross Weight (AGW) available on the latest version of the H135 family of helicopters. H135 helicopters with the new alternate gross weight benefit from a 120kg (265 lb) increased take-off weight and useful load. This increase can also be used to extend the range by up to 75… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 31-Jan-20

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JSfirm.com Newest Job Distribution Partner: National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA)

JSfirm.com Newest Job Distribution Partner: National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA)

JSfirm.com (Booth 2604) announced their newest Job Distribution Partner at HELI-EXPO, the National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA, Booth 6416). Through this partnership, all aviation job opportunities that are posted on JSfirm.com are now searchable directly on NEMSPA’s new website.   “Our job distribution partnerships promote aviation job opportunities through industry-leading associations. As the only association… Read more »

Source: JSfirm.com, 31-Jan-20

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Svensk Luftambulans orders three H145

Svensk Luftambulans orders three H145

Sweden’s air ambulance service – Svensk Luftambulans – has ordered three new H145 helicopters in a deal announced at the Heli Expo 2020 exhibition. The operator will also have its existing three earlier model H145s retrofitted to the same standard as the new aircraft including an innovative five-bladed rotor, increasing the useful load of the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 31-Jan-20

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Heli-One Norway Opens New Engine Testing Stand

Heli-One Norway Opens New Engine Testing Stand

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has opened a new engine test stand at their Stavanger, Norway location. This test stand features state-of-the-art technology that reduces testing times through automation and upgraded equipment. The stand supports the facility’s engine shop servicing the Safran Makila 1A engine variant. Designed in… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 31-Jan-20

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HALO-Flight Signs Purchase Agreement for IFR Configured Bell 407GXi

HALO-Flight Signs Purchase Agreement for IFR Configured Bell 407GXi

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced Halo Flight has signed a purchase agreement for a Bell 407GXi with Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) kit to add to its existing Bell aircraft fleet. “We are excited to announce that HALO-Flight added the first Bell 407GXi HEMS operator with IFR flight capabilities to its fleet. This… Read more »

Source: Bell, 31-Jan-20

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Airbus adds 250 more to global support contracts

Airbus adds 250 more to global support contracts

Airbus Helicopters added 250 helicopters to HCare Smart and Infinite contracts in 2019, increasing to 2,250 the number of aircraft now covered by a global HCare material management contract. This means 19% of Airbus Helicopters’ worldwide fleet is now covered by HCare. New aircraft added at Heli-Expo 2020, all with HCare Smart, were from Papillon (21 H130s)… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 31-Jan-20

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Hungarian Air Ambulance becomes first helicopter operator to fully digitalise its support operation with Airbus

Hungarian Air Ambulance becomes first helicopter operator to fully digitalise its support operation with Airbus

Airbus Helicopters is helping Hungary’s largest civilian operator become a digital organisation capable of capturing, storing and then analysing the rich amounts of data generated from its day-to-day helicopter operations. The operator, Hungarian Air Ambulance Nonprofit Ltd, has signed a three-year contract to deploy Airbus Helicopters’ Connected Services for its new fleet of nine second-hand… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 30-Jan-20

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Metro Aviation signs order for 12 additional EC145e helicopters

Metro Aviation signs order for 12 additional EC145e helicopters

Metro Aviation has ordered an additional 12 new EC145e helicopters from Airbus, announced today at the Heli Expo trade show in Anaheim, California. This deal brings Metro Aviation’s total number of EC145e helicopters ordered to 43. Metro Aviation operates air medical helicopters and airplanes for healthcare providers and is a global leader for multi-mission helicopter… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 30-Jan-20

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Bell Lands Leon County Sheriff’s Office as First East Coast Bell 505 Public Safety Operator

Bell Lands Leon County Sheriff’s Office as First East Coast Bell 505 Public Safety Operator

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today a signed a purchase agreement with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office in Tallahassee, Fla., for a public safety-configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X.   “Leon County has an advanced aviation unit that is responsible for a broad range of critical missions including aerial searching for lost… Read more »

Source: Bell, 30-Jan-20

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More than 1,000 rotorcraft now sharing data with Airbus

More than 1,000 rotorcraft now sharing data with Airbus

In just over one year, Airbus Helicopters has nearly doubled the number of helicopters now sharing flight and maintenance data with the company. This progress advances Airbus’ creation of a connected helicopters ecosystem in which data from disparate sources is shared and analysed, helping operators make sense of their data for business value. “Collection of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 30-Jan-20

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Leonardo announces the purchase of an AW139 Level D FF)S by Suzuyo & Co of Japan.

Leonardo announces  the purchase of an AW139 Level D FF)S by Suzuyo & Co of Japan.

Leonardo announced  the purchase of an AW139 Level D Full Flight Simulator (FFS) by Suzuyo & Co of Japan. The AW139 FFS will be manufactured by Leonardo in collaboration with CAE and installed at Suzuyo & Co facilities located in Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport and will be operated by its subsidiary Shizuoka Air Commuter Corporation… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 30-Jan-20

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Kopter and INAEC launch SH09 in the Philippines

Kopter and INAEC launch SH09 in the Philippines

Kopter Group AG (Kopter) receives additional orders in the Southeast Asian region from the leading operator in the Philippines, INAEC Aviation Corporation (INAEC). The SH09 helicopters are to be dedicated to urban air mobility operations with Ascent Flights Global Pte Ltd (Ascent). Kopter has signed an order for the purchase of one SH09 and one… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 30-Jan-20

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Papillon picks Web Manuals for digital revamp

Papillon picks Web Manuals for digital revamp

Papillon Airways is announcing its deployment of Web Manuals, the world leader in aviation document digitization solutions, to support the revamp of its company manuals, improving compliance and safety across its helicopter fleet. In addition to overhauling Papillon’s documentation, enabling them to have easy access to all manuals on one platform, Web Manuals allows for… Read more »

Source: Papillon Airways, 30-Jan-20

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Safran signs contract to support Portuguese EH101 Merlin engines

Safran signs contract to support Portuguese EH101 Merlin engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a 10-year contract with Portuguese Air Force (Força Aérea Portuguesa) to support Portuguese RTM322-powered EH101 Merlin fleet. Over 38 engines will now be covered by Safran’s Global Support Package (GSP). This new agreement satisfies the Portuguese Air Force requirement for optimum availability during their domestic and international military operations. Lieutenant… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 30-Jan-20

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EC145e owners react to the aircraft’s performance

EC145e owners react to the aircraft’s performance

Air medical program managers from around the country currently operating an EC145e have announced their support for this one-of-a-kind aircraft. HELI-EXPO 2020 attendees can see the airframe up-close at Metro Aviation’s booth (#3624). The aircraft is available in both VFR and IFR configurations, allowing it to meet the requirements of any mission. West Michigan Air… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 30-Jan-20

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Safran signs by-the-hour support contract with Transportes Aéreos Pegaso

Safran signs by-the-hour support contract with Transportes Aéreos Pegaso

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contract with Transportes Aéreos Pegaso, covering the Mexican operator’s H145, EC145 and BK117. This contract formalizes a five-year Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) agreement supporting a total of over 30 Arriel 1 and 2 engines. Commented Enrique Zepeda Navarro, Transportes Aéreos Pegaso CEO: “With this contract, we… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 29-Jan-20

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Milestone Announces Leases of 7 Helicopters with Héli-Union

Milestone Announces Leases of 7 Helicopters with Héli-Union

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), a GECAS company and the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced the purchase and leaseback of three Leonardo AW139s with French helicopter services provider, Héli-Union. The acquisition of these aircraft expands Milestone’s fleet of owned and debt financed fleet of AW139 helicopters to more than 80. The company made the… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 29-Jan-20

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EC145e closer to IFR approval from Transport Canada

EC145e closer to IFR approval from Transport Canada

Metro Aviation announced it’s moving closer to receiving Transport Canada certification for the Airbus EC145e’s IFR package. With support from Metro Aviation, Genesys AeroSystems and S-TEC established an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the aircraft in February 2019 and Canadian approval is expected this year. The certification comes ahead of an anticipated EC145e delivery… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 29-Jan-20

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Leonardo celebrates at Heli-Expo 2020

Leonardo celebrates at Heli-Expo 2020

– Leonardo is celebrating at HAI’s Heli-Expo 2020 the longstanding partnerships and outstanding achievements of some of its official distributors who have contributed to the growing success and presence of its helicopters worldwide. Among them, Sloane Helicopters, Mitsui Bussan Aerospace and Rotortrade have supported the introduction or the growth of several models in key regions… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 29-Jan-20

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Safran launches its brand new Health Monitoring service

Safran launches its brand new Health Monitoring service

Two years after launching the Health Monitoring service that enables customers to track their engines’ health indicator, Safran Helicopter has broaden its service offer. The service now has brand new features such as daily health indicators, in addition to the monthly recommendations; full automation of the engine performance trend follow up; and a newly user-friendly… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 29-Jan-20

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Airbus launches new collaborative customer portal and online Marketplace

Airbus launches new collaborative customer portal and online Marketplace

Airbus Helicopters has unveiled a number of improvements to its digital services ecosystem based on feedback from customers, including the new collaborative AirbusWorld customer portal and an online Marketplace making e-commerce practices from the consumer world available to Airbus customers. The new collaborative portal, which replaces Keycopter, offers a simplified and streamlined navigation and user… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 29-Jan-20

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Shell Aircraft to be first H160 offshore operator

Shell Aircraft to be first H160 offshore operator

Airbus Helicopters and Shell Aircraft have been working closely in order to put the H160 into service for offshore transportation. “Shell seeks opportunity for early introduction to service of the H160. Having worked closely with Airbus over the last year to understand the design and manufacturing philosophy behind the H160, Shell Aircraft believes this innovative… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 29-Jan-20

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CAMTS Awards First Special Operations Accreditation

CAMTS Awards First Special Operations Accreditation

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) awarded its first ever Special Operations Accreditation on Jan. 24, 2020 to Burleson, Texas-based Air Center Helicopters. CAMTS developed and approved accreditation standards in 2019 for services that provide Search and Rescue and Personnel Recovery operations often contracted by the government to assist military and paramilitary… Read more »

Source: CAMTS, 29-Jan-20

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Maverick announces CRFS retrofit for its entire EC130B4 fleet

Maverick announces CRFS retrofit for its entire EC130B4 fleet

Maverick Helicopters and Airbus Helicopters have announced they will partner to retrofit the tourism operator’s entire fleet of 34 EC130 B4 helicopters with the Airbus Helicopters Crash Resistant Fuel System (CRFS), which has just received EASA certification with FAA to follow shortly. Maverick Helicopters, one of the largest aviation-based tourism companies in the world, carries… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 29-Jan-20

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Airbus to deliver 16 H125s to Customs and Border Protection

Airbus to deliver 16 H125s to Customs and Border Protection

 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO) will enhance its patrol and surveillance capabilities with the addition of 16 new Airbus H125 helicopters.   The new aircraft will enable AMO to achieve its mission of protecting the nation’s borders, helping combat drug smuggling, and performing life-saving search and rescue missions. Over… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 29-Jan-20

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EASA approves STC for Trakka TLX searchlight on EC135

EASA approves STC for Trakka TLX searchlight on EC135

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

Source: ESG, 28-Jan-20

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

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

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

Source: Boost Systems, 28-Jan-20

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Astronautics Adds New Enhancements To RoadRunner EFI

Astronautics Adds New Enhancements To RoadRunner EFI

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

Source: Astronautics, 28-Jan-20

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VFS Leads eVTOL Efforts at HAI Heli-Expo 2020

VFS Leads eVTOL Efforts at HAI Heli-Expo 2020

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Boost Systems, 24-Jan-20

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Helicopter Foundation International changes name

Helicopter Foundation International changes name

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

Source: Helicopter Foundation International, 24-Jan-20

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PS Engineering announces PAC45 with dual control head – PAC45D

PS Engineering announces PAC45 with dual control head – PAC45D

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

Source: PS Engineering, 22-Jan-20

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

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

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

Source: HAI, 22-Jan-20

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

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

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

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-Jan-20

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HAI Foundation Online Auction Is Now Open

HAI Foundation Online Auction Is Now Open

It’s here: the HAI Foundation Online Silent Auction is now open. Take home a unique rotorcraft experience today! Go to BiddingforGood.com/HAI now to view and bid on an exciting range of items, including training, communications equipment, helicopter tours, artwork, and much more! You can bid 24/7 on your computer, smartphone, or tablet until 4:00 pm PST, Jan. 30—the close of the… Read more »

Source: HAI Foundation, 22-Jan-20

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FAA Administrator to Attend HAI Heli-Expo 2020

FAA Administrator  to Attend HAI Heli-Expo 2020

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

Source: HAI, 22-Jan-20

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Farewell Message from Matt Zuccaro as he hands over HAI

Farewell Message from Matt Zuccaro as he hands over HAI

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

Source: HAI, 16-Jan-20

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S.A.F.E. will present a Maintenance Safety session at Heli Expo 2020

S.A.F.E. will present a Maintenance Safety session at Heli Expo 2020

SAFE Structure Designs CEO, Johnny Buscema, and Terry Palmer, Chair of the HAI Training Work Group will present a Rotor Safety Challenge session at Heli Expo 2020 focusing on maintenance safety and training. “Maintenance Safety-First Solutions That Work” will be presented on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at the Anaheim convention center. This interactive session provides… Read more »

Source: SAFE Structure Designs, 09-Jan-20

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