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HAI Board appoints special advisor on international issues

HAI Board appoints special advisor on international issues

25-Apr-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Francois Lassale as special advisor – international by the association’s board of directors. Lassale, formerly with HeliOffshore and now CEO of Heli SGI in Denpasar Selatan, Bali, Indonesia, was chosen for the new post during HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 in Dallas in March. “We are... Read more

Keystone Turbine Services receives Rolls-Royce 2022 “Best in Class” award

Keystone Turbine Services receives Rolls-Royce 2022 “Best in Class” award

25-Mar-2022

Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the Worldwide Aerospace and Defense industries is pleased to announce Keystone Turbine Services (KTS), was recognized by Rolls-Royce during its annual FIRST (Fully Integrated Rolls-Royce Support Team) Network event with the 2022 “BEST IN CLASS” award on March 7th. The annual... Read more

Whirly-Girls 2022 Scholarship Recipients

Whirly-Girls 2022 Scholarship Recipients

23-Mar-2022Source: Whirly-Girls

Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund Inc., a non-profit, educational, and charitable organization dedicated to advancing women in the helicopter aviation industry, has announced the recipients of the 2022 Whirly-Girls Scholarship Awards. The scholarships were awarded March 6, 2022 at the Whirly-Girls Annual Awards Banquet during HAI HELI-EXPO in Dallas, Texas. Thanks to the support of aviation leaders,... Read more

The Helicopter Company and Rotortrade form partnership

The Helicopter Company and Rotortrade form partnership

21-Mar-2022Source: Rotortrade

The Helicopter Company (THC) fully owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF), and Rotortrade (RT), a trusted global helicopter distributor present across five continents, have entered into a strategic partnership that will allow each company to expand their operation and meet the growing demand for helicopter services.  This successful partnership with Rotortrade contributes to THC’s... Read more

Bell 525 test pilot inspires future women pilots with book publication

Bell 525 test pilot inspires future women pilots with book publication

18-Mar-2022Source: Bell

To close out HAI Heli-Expo 2022 in Dallas, TX, Bell 525 Test Pilot BJ Lewis sat at the center of the Bell booth, promoting her very first children’s book. Bringing an end to a great event while simultaneously setting the stage for National Women’s History Month, she is honored to claim her seat at the... Read more

Leonardo renews pre-owned Distributor Agreement with Rotortrade

Leonardo renews pre-owned Distributor Agreement with Rotortrade

16-Mar-2022Source: Leonardo

Leonardo and Rotortrade announced on 8 March, during Heli-Expo 2022 in Dallas, TX their intention to move forward in their long-established partnership in the global pre-owned civil helicopter market, renewing the Distributor Agreement which, starting in 2013, made Rotortrade the sole international distributor of Leonardo’s pre-owned helicopters. The collaboration between Leonardo and Rotortrade over that... Read more

HAI welcomes new member to HAI Ambassador Program

HAI welcomes new member to HAI Ambassador Program

15-Mar-2022Source: HAI

Leading two fast-growing aviation companies in Puerto Rico was a natural move for Carlos Benítez. The helicopter captain has been a passionate aviator and dedicated professional for nearly two decades. Randy Rowles (left), chairman of the HAI Board of Directors, and Captain Carlos Benítez, owner of Benítez Aviation and Puerto Rico HeliTours, reconnect with one... Read more

Law enforcement for Super Bowl LVI featured CNC Live comms solutions

Law enforcement for Super Bowl LVI featured CNC Live comms solutions

14-Mar-2022Source: CNC Technologies

CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, announced today the deployment of its cloud-based, CNC.LIVE solution as the airborne law enforcement video and data hub for Super Bowl LVI. First adopted as part of the public safety efforts for Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, Georgia,... Read more

HAI Closes Successful HAI HELI-EXPO 2022

HAI Closes Successful HAI HELI-EXPO 2022

13-Mar-2022Source: HAI

As HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 comes to a close, the global rotorcraft community demonstrated an eagerness to put the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting social and business disruptions behind them. The four-day event, produced by Helicopter Association International, welcomed 13,083 helicopter professionals from 72 countries. Attendees packed a show floor that hosted 590 exhibitors featuring the latest... Read more

Freeflight introduces 5G tolerant radar altimeter upgrade

Freeflight introduces 5G tolerant radar altimeter upgrade

13-Mar-2022Source: FreeFlight

FreeFlight Systems, a NextGen aviation leader specializing in avionics design, development, and manufacturing, today announced the launch of the RA-4500 Mark II (MK II) radar altimeter (RADALT) as an upgrade path for FreeFlight Systems RA-4000 and RA-4500 customers. The RA-4500 MK II upgrades existing RA-4000 and RA-4500 installation with a robust 5G mitigation solution. With... Read more

Brightwater UAG to purchase blade repairers ACS Group

Brightwater UAG to purchase blade repairers ACS Group

13-Mar-2022Source: UAG

Brightwater United Aero Group (UAG) has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the ACS Group of companies. Founded in 1988, Advanced Composite Structure (ACS) and Rotor Tech International (RTI) group of companies have more than 150 years of combined aviation management experience and expertise in repairing a wide variety of makes and models of helicopter... Read more

Lakeland Aircraft Maintenance pick PS Engineering audio controllers for UH-60 conversions

Lakeland Aircraft Maintenance pick PS Engineering audio controllers for UH-60 conversions

13-Mar-2022Source: PS Engineering

When Lakeland Aircraft Maintenance founder Shaun Slade had a customer request to demilitarize, inspect and do utility conversations for a couple of original UH-60 Blackhawks, an audio system solution was needed. That’s when Shaun contacted PS Engineering, Inc about the all-digital PAC45 audio management system. Installations have just begun. The hardware includes a remote blind... Read more

Rolls-Royce announces 4 new RR300 authorised maintenance centers

Rolls-Royce announces 4 new RR300 authorised maintenance centers

13-Mar-2022Source: Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce has announced that four FIRST network™ members have enhanced their capabilities to include certified service for RR300 engines. Airborne Engines Ltd., Arrow Aviation and Keystone Turbine Services are each certified as Authorized Maintenance Repair & Overhaul Centers (AMROC). National Airways Corporation Ltd. is certified as an Authorized Maintenance Center (AMC). Each of these companies... Read more

BendixKing, Becker and AvPanels develop new glass panel for R44

BendixKing, Becker and AvPanels develop new glass panel for R44

12-Mar-2022Source: BendixKing

BendixKing from Pheonix Arizona, Becker Avionics from Miramar Florida and AvPanels from Ft. Worth Texas are pleased to announce the cooperative development of a new glass panel cockpit for the Robinson R44 helicopter to be featured in the booth of Helicopter Institute at the upcoming Heli Expo 2022 in Dallas Texas. The new cockpit will center around the BendixKing AeroVue Touch. AeroVue Touch will be installed as the primary flight display.  The 10.1” display provides the highest screen resolution in the industry. The display can be used as full screen primary flight display or a split screen primary and multifunction display. “We are very excited to... Read more

StandardAero recognized by Rolls-Royce with Service and Partnership awards

StandardAero recognized by Rolls-Royce with Service and Partnership awards

12-Mar-2022Source: StandardAero

StandardAero was recognized by Rolls-Royce during its annual FIRST (Fully Integrated Rolls-Royce Support Team) NetworkTM Recognition event with the 2022 “FIRST Class Service” and “Outstanding Partnership” awards on March 7. The awards program, held during the annual HAI/HeliExpo show, recognizes significant achievements of authorized maintenance service centers that provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services... Read more

Aviation Search Group Reaches 700 th   Helicopter Pilot   Placemen

Aviation Search Group Reaches 700 th Helicopter Pilot Placemen

12-Mar-2022Source: Aviation Search Group

Aviation Search Group (HELI-EXPO Booth 4124) has continuously been the resource companies turn to when they have a hiring need for a critical role. The retained search firm has reached an impressive milestone. Aviation SearchGroup has recently surpassed 700 helicopter pilots placed with their clients. Largely focused on executive level searches, Aviation Search Group has... Read more

Phenix Solutions partners with Eagle Technologies for the Ultra 2XL coaxial rotor system

Phenix Solutions partners with Eagle Technologies for the Ultra 2XL coaxial rotor system

12-Mar-2022Source: Phenix Solutions

Phenix Solutions, Inc. has chosen Eagle Technologies as a development partner in producing Phenix’s Ultra 2XL Heavy-Lift(c) UAS. Eagle Technologies has previous experience in designing and developing coaxial rotor systems. The unique Eagle design for the Phenix UAS will begin flight test in the summer of 2022. Phenix Solutions chose the new coaxial rotor system... Read more

Boston MedFlight orders its first five-bladed H145

Boston MedFlight orders its first five-bladed H145

12-Mar-2022Source: Boston MedFlight

Boston MedFlight has just signed an order for its first five-bladed H145 helicopter as part of a fleet renewal and expansion project to support an increased need for critical care transportation in New England.“The H145 has been a proven and efficient platform for us to carry out critical life-saving flights when time is of the... Read more

New Owner to Reopen Former Enstrom Helicopter Facility

New Owner to Reopen Former Enstrom Helicopter Facility

12-Mar-2022Source: MidTex Aviation

MidTex Aviation, LLC (“MidTex”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of The Enstrom Helicopter Corporation (“Enstrom”), and plans to reopen the factory in Menominee, MI.  The asset purchase agreement was approved by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District... Read more

Eye In The Sky Cockpit Video receives AML STC in New Zealand

Eye In The Sky Cockpit Video receives AML STC in New Zealand

12-Mar-2022Source: Eye In The Sky

The Eye In The Sky cockpit video, audio & flight data recorder was the first to achieve an AML STC (Approved Model List – Supplemental Type Certificate) in New Zealand. This single STC can be used across multiple helicopter types; and is aligned for acceptance by the FAA imminently. Demand is expected to be high... Read more

Shadin Avionics to introduced a new platform at Heli-Expo 2022

Shadin Avionics to introduced a new platform at Heli-Expo 2022

12-Mar-2022Source: Shadin Avionics

Shadin Avionics will be attending both the 2022 HAI Heli-Expo in Dallas, Texas and the 2022 AEA International Convention & Trade Show in New Orleans, Louisiana where they will introduce a new product platform and reconnect with the Rotorcraft and Avionics Industries. Shadin’s new CEO & President, and veteran of the aviation industry, Mike Ingram,... Read more

Pathfinder Aviation to update fleet with Foresight MX Predictive Monitoring System

Pathfinder Aviation to update fleet with Foresight MX Predictive Monitoring System

12-Mar-2022Source: GPMS

GPMS, the leader in helicopter predictive analytics, announced today that Pathfinder Aviation has signed a contract for 20 Foresight MX systems, GPMS’s enhanced Health & Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) solution. These systems will cover Pathfinder’s mixed fleet of AS350 B2, AS350 B3/H125, H135, and Bell 212 helicopters allowing remote aircraft and fleet monitoring with predictive... Read more

Eclipse Global Connectivity and SKYTRAC Team Up

Eclipse Global Connectivity and SKYTRAC Team Up

11-Mar-2022Source: SKYTRAC

Eclipse Global Connectivity (Eclipse) and SKYTRAC Systems Ltd. (SKYTRAC) are teaming up to deliver Iridium Certus and legacy Iridium hardware and services to defense and civilian aircraft operators. The agreement, executed in late 2021, permits Eclipse to re-sell SKYTRAC hardware and airtime services. Eclipse Technics, the company’s Design and Production (DOA / POA) division, will... Read more

AVI Exhibited New Displays at Heli-Expo 2022

AVI Exhibited New Displays at Heli-Expo 2022

11-Mar-2022Source: AVI

Applied Video Imaging, a provider of rugged video products for airborne, ground, and marine surveillance missions, will be exhibiting at HAI HEL-EXPO 2022 in Dallas, Texas. Based on nearly a decade of experience in designing and building airborne mission displays, AVI is introducing a new generation of rugged displays that will be suitable for airborne,... Read more

Volo Mission introduces external load “short courses”

Volo Mission introduces external load “short courses”

11-Mar-2022Source: Volo Mission

“We’re very excited to welcome HAI and the industry to Texas for HAI Heli-Expo 2022” “We are equally excited to introduce a new series of Vertical Reference/Long- Line and Aerial firefighting short courses and exercises to better support and service our customers and the industry” Based off client input and a growing need, we’ve designed... Read more

Rolls-Royce Announces a Vidair as Latest Authorised Repair Facility 

Rolls-Royce Announces a Vidair as Latest Authorised Repair Facility 

11-Mar-2022Source: Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce has announced AvidAir as the newest FIRST Network™ Authorized Repair Facility. Headquartered in Grain Valley, Missouri, AvidAir will provide limited scope overhaul and replacement maintenance for M250 and RR300 customers. The AvidAir team will provide service related to engine compressor case overhauls, removing the existing plastic liner in series I & II engines and... Read more

Baltimore Police Department to acquire three new Airbus H125

Baltimore Police Department to acquire three new Airbus H125

11-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Baltimore Police Department will upgrade its existing EC120 fleet to the H125 platform following a cooperative purchase agreement signed with the City of Baltimore to buy three new Airbus H125 helicopters late last year. Purchased through Davenport Aviation’s GSA contract, these helicopters will be of service to the city and department to enhance their... Read more

Kern County Sheriff’s Office orders two Airbus H125

Kern County Sheriff’s Office orders two Airbus H125

11-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office in California will acquire two new Airbus H125s as part of a plan to modernize its aging fleet of helicopters.A first-time Airbus customer, Kern County selected the H125 platform following a thorough vetting process and several flight demonstrations throughout 2020 and 2021. The new helicopters will protect and serve the... Read more

Metropolitan Nashville Police Department orders two Airbus H125

Metropolitan Nashville Police Department orders two Airbus H125

11-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department has announced plans to enhance its crime fighting capabilities with two new Airbus H125 helicopters. The new helicopters, which represent the department’s inaugural partnership with Airbus, will be delivered later this year.Nashville reaches 526 square miles and includes both high-density urban locations and rural areas. Each year, the department’s aviation... Read more

STAT MedEvac orders 10 new Airbus H135

STAT MedEvac orders 10 new Airbus H135

11-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

STAT MedEvac, an Airbus customer for nearly 40 years, has committed to ordering 10 new H135 helicopters as part of a fleet renewal initiative for its air medical operations. STAT’s total Airbus fleet, a mix of H135 and H145 family aircraft, operates out of 18 bases. “We’ve been flying Airbus products since we began our... Read more

North Memorial Health adds two Airbus H135

North Memorial Health adds two Airbus H135

10-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

North Memorial Health is partnering with Airbus for the first time to welcome two new H135 helicopters to its Air Care program in late 2022.“Adding these helicopters to our fleet is the latest step in our long-term commitment to create the safest air medical program possible,” said Scott Sampey, vice president and chief of ambulance... Read more

Bell Launches Designer Series Interior for the B429

Bell Launches Designer Series Interior for the B429

10-Mar-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, introduced a new Designer Series interior for the Bell 429. The Bell 429 complete with the new interior debuted at HAI’s Heli-Expo. The Designer Series interior upgrades all cabin materials including: High-quality leathers Enhanced flooring – hardwood and carpet options Improved seat tailoring that’s now removeable... Read more

Airbus partners with Spirit AeroSystems to develop the wings of CityAirbus NextGen

Airbus partners with Spirit AeroSystems to develop the wings of CityAirbus NextGen

10-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus has signed an agreement with Spirit AeroSystems, through its subsidiary, for the development of CityAirbus NextGen’s wings. This partnership will support Airbus’ exploration of disruptive aircraft design while complying with the most stringent regulations. Spirit AeroSystems will be responsible for developing and manufacturing CityAirbus NextGen’s wings in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Both partners’ ambition is... Read more

Salt River Project Adds B412EPX

Salt River Project Adds B412EPX

10-Mar-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced at Heli-Expo 2022 the signed purchase agreement by Salt River Project (SRP) for a SUBARU BELL 412EPX. Salt River Project performs critical missions providing water and electricity to the greater Phoenix area. “SRP’s Flight Services Department has relied on Bell aircraft for more than 40... Read more

Airbus launches new performance and safety enhancing technologies for single engine

Airbus launches new performance and safety enhancing technologies for single engine

10-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters puts the spotlight on recently developed improvements for its single-engine helicopter family aimed at enhancing performance and flight safety.Following the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification in April 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the U.S. and Transport Canada (TCCA) in Canada have recently certified the H125 power upgrade, which increases the... Read more

Riverside Police Department orders two Airbus H125

Riverside Police Department orders two Airbus H125

10-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

Riverside Police Department will add two new Airbus H125 helicopters to its law enforcement fleet that serves and protects the City of Riverside, California, following an order placed December last year.“The Riverside Police Aviation Unit is excited to expand its mission capabilities and offer our community additional services by entering into a larger helicopter platform,”... Read more

SMARTTECH Signs Purchase Agreement for One B407GXi

SMARTTECH Signs Purchase Agreement for One B407GXi

10-Mar-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that Mr. David Lukes, CEO of SMARTTECH based in Prague, Czech Republic signed a purchase agreement for a Bell 407GXi. The expected delivery is August 2022 out of Mirabel, Canada. “The dynamic capabilities of the Bell 407 have earned it a reputation for reliability and... Read more

BLR – Skywork Helicopters Partner to Certify the AS355 FastFin

BLR – Skywork Helicopters Partner to Certify the AS355 FastFin

10-Mar-2022Source: BLR Aerospace

BLR Aerospace, Booth #8653 at HAI Heli-Expo 2022, is pleased to announce a partnership with Skywork Helicopters Limited, New Zealand’s leading provider of helicopter services, to certify the BLR FastFin® on the AS355 model. Certification is expected by the end of the 2nd quarter of 2022. AS355 is a twin-engine variant of the AS350 so operators... Read more

Able Aerospace continues support of US Navy TH-57 fleet

Able Aerospace continues support of US Navy TH-57 fleet

10-Mar-2022Source: Able Aerospace

Able Aerospace Services Inc. today announced during the HAI Heli-Expo in Dallas, Texas, the continuation of its almost decade-long fulfillment platform support of the United States Navy’s TH-57 fleet of training helicopters through a collaboration with Vertex Aerospace. Able’s excellence in engineering, its focus on the customer and ability to produce cost effective repairs ensures... Read more

Bell Increases Presence in Switzerland with Purchase Agreements for Three Aircraft

Bell Increases Presence in Switzerland with Purchase Agreements for Three Aircraft

10-Mar-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced at HAI Heli-Expo 2022 the purchase agreements for three aircraft to customers in Switzerland. Centaurium Aviation, a Swiss helicopter sales and acquisition company, has expanded its Bell fleet with the purchase of a Bell 429. The signing ceremony was held at HAI Heli-Expo with Centaurium Aviation... Read more

Becker Avionics Partners with BendixKing and AvPanels for Innovation

Becker Avionics Partners with BendixKing and AvPanels for Innovation

10-Mar-2022Source: Becker Avionics

BendixKing from Pheonix, Arizona, Becker Avionics from Miramar Florida, and AvPanels from Ft. Worth Texas are pleased to announce the cooperative development of a new glass panel cockpit for the Robinson R44 helicopter to be featured in the booth of Helicopter Institute at Heli-Expo 2022 in Dallas Texas. The new cockpit will center around the... Read more

San Diego Gas & Electric Selects B412EPX

San Diego Gas & Electric Selects B412EPX

10-Mar-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the signed purchase agreement by San Diego Gas & Electric® (SDG&E®) Company for a SUBARU BELL 412EPX during the 2022 Heli-Expo. SDG&E® will add its first Bell aircraft to its existing fleet of helicopters to complete various utility missions. “With more than 350 Bell... Read more

Outerlink introduces Air IP

Outerlink introduces Air IP

10-Mar-2022Source: Outerlink

Outerlink introduced a true broadband connection for helicopters in the form of their new product, Air IP.  The solution combines Outerlink’s traditional satellite-based asset tracking with the most innovative solution for delivering up to 100 Mbps throughput over Wi-Fi to crew and passengers. Air IP provides simple, single-point Wi-Fi access to multiple users at one... Read more

MD Helicopters Announces Show Offer For MD 500E-to-MD 530F Conversion

MD Helicopters Announces Show Offer For MD 500E-to-MD 530F Conversion

9-Mar-2022Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI), booth #9554 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022, is presenting a HELI-EXPO show offer on MDHI’s long standing E-to-F conversion program. Customers can lock in pricing and receive part and service credit with this offer. Following a strict FAA-approved process, the E-to-F conversion upgrades an MD 500E helicopter to an FAA-certified MD530F model.... Read more

Milestone delivers H145 to Ecocopter Ecuador

Milestone delivers H145 to Ecocopter Ecuador

9-Mar-2022Source: Milestone Aviation

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing announced the delivery of an Airbus H145 helicopter to Ecocopter Ecuador, a leading South American operator. Located at Ecocopter’s base in Quito, the aircraft will be the first of its type to be based in Ecuador and will be deployed on missions across... Read more

Phoenix Heli-Flight upgrades Airbus fleet with Appareo’s new 4K Ultra HD FDR

Phoenix Heli-Flight upgrades Airbus fleet with Appareo’s new 4K Ultra HD FDR

9-Mar-2022Source: Phoenix Heli-Flight

Phoenix Heli-Flight, a charter helicopter company based in Alberta, Canada announced plans to upgrade the Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) systems on its fleet of Airbus Helicopters aircraft to Appareo’s recently-certified AIRS-400 4K Ultra HD flight data recorder. The announcement was made today at the HAI HELI-EXPO conference in Dallas, Texas. “When I first met the... Read more

HAI joins NATA, TSI to offer safety manager certification program

HAI joins NATA, TSI to offer safety manager certification program

9-Mar-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and the US Department of Transportation’s Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) to provide safety management training to HAI members by enabling them to sign up for NATA’s Air Transport Safety Manager (ATSM) certification  program. The ATSM program provides... Read more

Metro Aviation partners with Outerlink Global Solutions

Metro Aviation partners with Outerlink Global Solutions

9-Mar-2022Source: Metro Aviation

According to the US Helicopter Safety Team (USHST), Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) and Inadvertent flight into Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IIMC) were two of the top three leading causes of all fatal rotorcraft accidents from 2014 to 2018.  Metro Aviation and Outerlink Global Solutions, with the introduction of a first-of-its-kind onboard weather sensor system, aim... Read more

Blackhawk Aerospace to acquire helicopter carbonfibre tank manufacturer Recoil

Blackhawk Aerospace to acquire helicopter carbonfibre tank manufacturer Recoil

9-Mar-2022Source: Blackhawk Aerospace

Blackhawk Aerospace announced today it has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire controlling ownership of Recoil Aerospace, LLC, an innovative designer and manufacturer of lightweight, carbon fiber composite wildland fire suppression tanks, aircraft aerostructures, and ballistically tolerant auxiliary fuel tanks for helicopters. This agreement allows Blackhawk to diversify into a growing marketplace while lending... Read more

Aero Asset reports 2021 Transaction Volume Up, Supply Down

Aero Asset reports 2021 Transaction Volume Up, Supply Down

9-Mar-2022Source: Aero Asset

Aero Asset’s 2021 Annual Heli Market Trends report, released today at HAI HELI-EXPO here in Dallas, reveals a 25 percent increase in retail sale volume year over year and a strong decline in supply and absorption rate. “In line with a very positive 2021 market performance, the number of twin engine helicopters on the market at the end of Q4 2021 shrunk by 26... Read more

Bell Completes Delivery of B505 to Beach Mosquito Control District

Bell Completes Delivery of B505 to Beach Mosquito Control District

9-Mar-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today at HAI Heli-Expo 2022 the delivery of a Bell 505 to Beach Mosquito Control District (BMCD). Located in Panama City Beach, FL, the organization will leverage aerial support from the Bell 505 to administer insect-repellant spray and maintain a high-quality environment for its residents.... Read more

HAI announces partnership with NGFT Solutions to introduce FRAT

HAI announces partnership with NGFT Solutions to introduce FRAT

9-Mar-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is excited to announce a partnership with Swiss-based aviation service provider NGFT Solutions to release a set of tools intended to help rotorcraft professionals determine and evaluate risks before and during flights. The Flight Risk Assessment Tool (FRAT) module is an intuitive and customizable method useful for helping crews understand risks... Read more

BLR nears FAA Certification for the AH-1 Cobra FastFin+ System

BLR nears FAA Certification for the AH-1 Cobra FastFin+ System

9-Mar-2022Source: BLR Aerospace

BLR Aerospace has completed all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements for its AH-1 Cobra FastFin®+ Performance System, STC issuance is pending.  BLR’s AH-1 FastFin+ System is comprised of aerodynamic modifications to the tailboom and vertical fin, a new modern technology Inlet Barrier Filter, and an innovative modification to the engine oil cooler system. Performance benefits of... Read more

Weststar picks GE TrueChoice Flight Hour service for CT7 engines

Weststar picks GE TrueChoice Flight Hour service for CT7 engines

9-Mar-2022Source: GE Aviation

GE and Weststar Aviation Services announced today at HAI Heli-Expo a five-year TrueChoice Flight Hour service agreement for its fleet of four CT7-2E1-powered Leonardo AW189 helicopters. This agreement is Weststar’s first through GE’s TrueChoice Flight Hour service. Malaysia-headquartered Weststar accepted its first AW189 in July 2014 and relies on GE’s reliable CT7-2E1 engines to perform... Read more

Smith Myers debuts at Heli-Expo 2022

Smith Myers debuts at Heli-Expo 2022

9-Mar-2022Source: Smith Myers

Smith Myers formally kicks off its North American expansion strategy when it makes its US event debut at Heli Expo (Booth 4826, March 8-10, Dallas, TX), to showcase ARTEMIS, an award-winning Mobile Phone Detection and Location system designed specifically for airborne SAR (Search and Rescue) and Disaster Relief. The global specialist in the design, development,... Read more

Volation buys retired B206 fleet of EDIC Horizon

Volation buys retired B206 fleet of EDIC Horizon

9-Mar-2022Source: Volation

Volation of Auckland, New Zealand has finalized an agreement with one of the world’s largest Helicopter flight training organizations EDIC Horizon, to purchase the operator’s surplus Bell 206B III ‘Jet Ranger’ aircraft. The Bell 206B III fleet was replaced with the Bell 505 in 2018 and this purchase will include the entire fleet of aircraft,... Read more

Safran launches digital services to improve helicopter engine monitoring

Safran launches digital services to improve helicopter engine monitoring

9-Mar-2022Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines is launching two new digital services, My Engine Dashboard and Logbook Viewer, accessible from the EngineLife® Customer Portal. The services will provide customers with tools to facilitate the daily management of their Safran helicopter engines. My Engine Dashboard is an engine-centric management interface. It provides access to all the information available on... Read more

Customer profile guides Airbus Helicopters’ new HCare offer

Customer profile guides Airbus Helicopters’ new HCare offer

9-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has unveiled a new support and services structure which replaces the company’s previous HCare offer. Operators will be matched to the best combination of services according to their profile and fleet make-up. Simplified to just three flexible solutions, HCare is now composed of HCare Initial, HCare In-service, or a combination of the two,... Read more

Donaldson Celebrates 20th Anniversary of its Revolutionary IBF at Heli-Expo 2022

Donaldson Celebrates 20th Anniversary of its Revolutionary IBF at Heli-Expo 2022

9-Mar-2022Source: Donaldson

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of the Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) is celebrating 20 years of its successful and industry-changing inlet barrier filter (IBF) at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 (booth #7440) with a special event featuring the company’s first commercial customer – MD Helicopters. 20th Anniversary Event Details When: March 9 from 3 to... Read more

StandardAero increases helicopter MRO Offerings after Signature acquisition

StandardAero increases helicopter MRO Offerings after Signature acquisition

9-Mar-2022Source: StandardAero

StandardAero acquired Signature Aviation’s Engine Repair (ERO) and Overhaul business last year, growing the combined companies’ significant helicopter MRO capabilities to better serve customers with expanded offerings. The addition of ERO immediately expanded StandardAero’s existing capabilities for providing MRO services for M250, RR300, PT6T, T700 and CT7 helicopter engines and added new OEM licenses for... Read more

MD Helicopters Announces Service Excellence Award Winners

MD Helicopters Announces Service Excellence Award Winners

9-Mar-2022Source: MD Helicopters

 MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced the winners of its 2021 Service Excellence Awards yesterday during the manufacturer’s Authorized Service Center briefing. The five awards are given to MD Authorized Service Centers based on performance and level of customer support throughout the previous year. Winners received a plaque and a generous parts and service credit with MDHI. The 2021 Service... Read more

Web Manuals sees increased demand from helicopter operators

Web Manuals sees increased demand from helicopter operators

8-Mar-2022Source: Web Manuals

Helicopter operators now equate to more than 10% of Web Manuals’ customer base, demonstrating the growing demand for digitalization from this industry sector. Doubling its helicopter customer base in the past two years, Web Manuals has witnessed the move to digitalization being accelerated by the global Covid-19 pandemic, with operators keen to use this time... Read more

Astronautics relocates manufacturing ops to new HQ

Astronautics relocates manufacturing ops to new HQ

8-Mar-2022Source: Astronautics

Astronautics Corporation of America, a global designer and manufacturer of avionics and connectivity solutions for the aerospace industry, is relocating its manufacturing operations and Federal Aviation Administration Repair Station from Milwaukee into a newly renovated, state-of-the-art, 80,000 square-foot facility in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.   Relocation of Astronautics’ manufacturing operation into its new production facility at... Read more

Spain picks P&WC engines for H135 order

Spain picks P&WC engines for H135 order

8-Mar-2022Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, announced its PW206B3 helicopter engine has been selected by the Government of Spain to power 36 Airbus H135 helicopters. The new order is part of a multi-agency acquisition program to equip the Spanish Air force, Spanish Navy, Guardia Civil and National Police with the... Read more

WINGX expands into helicopter fleet tracking partnered by Parapex Media

WINGX expands into helicopter fleet tracking partnered by Parapex Media

8-Mar-2022

WINGX and Parapex Media are today officially launching a joint venture to provide their combined market intelligence on the global helicopter market. This venture combines the long-standing and deep expertise of Parapex, a leader in helicopter fleet ownership and deployment for over 20 years, and the business insight platforms developed by WINGX across the global... Read more

Airbus H160 misses Heli-Expo due to airspace limits on Russian aircraft

Airbus H160 misses Heli-Expo due to airspace limits on Russian aircraft

8-Mar-2022

Airbus Helicopters was expecting to bring an H160 to Dallas for Heli-Expo, but as we can see it never arrived. Recently, many countries closed their airspace to Russian airlines, Russian-registered aircraft and other aircraft in Russian ownership. Typically, manufacturers of larger helicopters move aircraft around the world by air freight, unless there really isn’t an... Read more

Vislink Showcases Updated Airborne Video Downlink Solution
at Heli-Expo 2022 


Vislink Showcases Updated Airborne Video Downlink Solution
at Heli-Expo 2022 


8-Mar-2022Source: Vislink

Vislink (Nasdaq: VISL), a global technology leader in the capture, delivery and management of high quality, live video and associated data in the media & entertainment, law enforcement and defense markets, will be showcasing the latest generation of its Airborne Video Downlink System (AVDS) at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022, in Dallas, TX, March 7-10. Vislink and... Read more

Outerlink Announces AXIS Command and Control

Outerlink Announces AXIS Command and Control

8-Mar-2022Source: Outerlink

Outerlink Global Solutions is pleased to announce the launch of the AXIS Command and Control platform. The new command and control platform will serve as a replacement for the Outerlink Console v2.4 with new feature enhancements, efficient dashboard tiles, online tutorials, and in-browser voice and text messaging. AXIS is unlike anything in the industry. With... Read more

Astronautics Launches AeroSync Mission Connectivity Solution and Product Line

Astronautics Launches AeroSync Mission Connectivity Solution and Product Line

8-Mar-2022Source: Astronautics

Astronautics Corporation of America announces the launch of its AeroSync Mission (AEC115) connectivity solution and branding of its AeroSync connectivity product line at HAI Heli-Expo 2022.  AeroSync is a next-generation of secure and integrated connectivity products that enable quick and reliable data transmission for crews and passengers operating in demanding helicopter environments. AeroSync Mission is... Read more

Precision to Deliver New Cabri G2 at Heli-Expo 2022

Precision to Deliver New Cabri G2 at Heli-Expo 2022

8-Mar-2022Source: Precision Support Services

Precision has taken delivery of the 295th Guimbal Cabri G2 and plans to hand over the key fob to the new PNW private customer at HAI Heli Expo 2022 in Dallas, TX this week. While getting the aircraft to Texas on time for the show has been a challenge due to sea freight delays, port... Read more

Robinson to deliver four helicopters at Heli-Expo in Dallas

Robinson to deliver four helicopters at Heli-Expo in Dallas

7-Mar-2022

Robinson Helicopter Company will display an R66 Turbine, R44 Raven II, R44 Cadet, and R66 Newscopter at this year’s Heli Expo in Dallas. All four aircraft are sold and will be delivered immediately following the exhibit. SKY Helicopters, Robinson’s longtime dealer in Garland, Texas will take delivery of three of the four aircraft. The R66... Read more

S-92 lands at HeliExpo 2022 using Sustainable Aviation Fuel

S-92 lands at HeliExpo 2022 using Sustainable Aviation Fuel

7-Mar-2022

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company [NYSE: LMT] together with GE Aviation and Milestone Aviation, announce the S-92® helicopter arrived at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 using a blend of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The helicopter utilized a combination of biofuel, as well as traditional jet fuel in the 1500 mile cross country flight. “As a Corporation, we... Read more

Metro Aviation Celebrates 40 Years

Metro Aviation Celebrates 40 Years

7-Mar-2022Source: Metro Aviation

Metro Aviation began in 1982 as a helicopter charter, flight training, and maintenance operation. Today, it is the largest traditional air medical operator and largest air medical completion center in the world, operating 155 aircraft for 39 programs across the United States. This year, the company commemorates its 40th anniversary by celebrating its rich history... Read more

Boost Human External Cargo Systems demonstrating New HEC Systems & Equipment at Heli-Expo 2022

Boost Human External Cargo Systems demonstrating New HEC Systems & Equipment at Heli-Expo 2022

7-Mar-2022Source: Boost Systems

Boost Human External Cargo Systems(Boost Systems-www.boostsystems.ca), a global industry leader in the provision of Supplemental Type Certified human external cargo (HEC) systems and training services for the rescue, utility, public safety and defense sectorsis exhibiting at Heli-Expo 2022 (Booth #1804) in Dallas, Texas from March 8th – 10th, 2022.  “We’re excited to be attending this... Read more

2021 Preowned Helicopter sales beats 2020 in volume and value

2021 Preowned Helicopter sales beats 2020 in volume and value

7-Mar-2022Source: Aero Asset

Aero Asset will release its 2021 Heli Market Trends report next week and be available to discuss details at a press conference scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 8, at HAI HELI-EXPO, in room D222 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Company President Emmanuel Dupuy and his team will comment on the reasons... Read more

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