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Boeing delivers the 100th modified CH-47F Chinook

Boeing delivers the 100th modified CH-47F Chinook

25-Jun-2012Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered the 100th modified CH-47F Chinook helicopter to the U.S. Army today in a ceremony at the company’s modification center in Millville. “The Boeing Millville team is proud to have delivered 100 modified Chinooks to the Army on time, using efficient, cost-saving processes,” said Peri Widener, Boeing vice president of Rotorcraft Support.... Read more

Calstar nurse celebrates 25 years of service

Calstar nurse celebrates 25 years of service

15-Jun-2012

This month, Rose Gaither marks her 25th year as a flight nurse. At 57, she is the longest flying flight nurse at CalSTAR (see full story)... Read more

Happy 70th birthday to US Army Aviation

Happy 70th birthday to US Army Aviation

8-Jun-2012Source: Huntsville Times

According to the Army Aviation Museum at Ft. Rucker, Ala., it was on this date that aircraft supporting artillery and ground troops became an “organic” part of the service, rather than a piece of the Air Corps and later Army Air Force missions, which often focused on strategic operations such as bombing targets behind enemy... Read more

Indiana – LifeFlight celebrates 30 years

Indiana – LifeFlight celebrates 30 years

31-May-2012Source: Evansville Courier & Press

LifeFlight, the medical helicopter program based at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, turned 30 on Tuesday. During that time, the air ambulance has made more than 10,000 patient transports. (see full story)... Read more

Midlands Air Ambulance celebrates 21 years

Midlands Air Ambulance celebrates 21 years

28-May-2012Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is celebrating its 21stanniversary this week! Monday, May 21st marked 21 years of life saving missions for the rapid response service and the charity would like to say thank you for all the local support received over the last 21 years, ensuring the service has remained operational. The charity completed its first airlift... Read more

Portugal’s 751 Squadron passes landmark 2,751 rescues

Portugal’s 751 Squadron passes landmark 2,751 rescues

24-May-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Portugal’s 751 Squadron, responsible for the country’s SAR helicopters, had achieved a milestone 2,751 rescues.  The key rescue was made in the Azores chain of islands in the Atlantic on 20th May when they transported a pregnant woman from the island of Graciosa to a hospital at Angra do Heroísmo on the island of Terceira. ... Read more

UH-72A Lakota fleet hits 100,000 flight hour milestone

UH-72A Lakota fleet hits 100,000 flight hour milestone

23-May-2012Source: EADS North America

The U.S. Army’s fleet of 219 UH-72A Lakota helicopters surpassed the 100,000 flight hour milestone during operations on May 10. The 100,000 flight hour aircraft, configured for Opposing Force training missions, was flown by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jason Lacrosse and Chief Warrant Officer 4 Christopher Ezell of the Joint Multinational Readiness Center’s Falcon Observer/Controller-Trainer... Read more

Afghanistan – Two unmanned K-Max deliver 1,000,000 pounds of cargo in four months

Afghanistan – Two unmanned K-Max deliver 1,000,000 pounds of cargo in four months

17-May-2012Source: Lockheed Martin

Two unmanned K-MAX helicopters have delivered more than one million pounds in less than four months in support of the U.S. Marine Corps in Afghanistan and will remain in theater until September on a deployment extension. The aircraft, a joint effort by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Kaman Aerospace (NYSE: KAMN), is the first unmanned helicopter to deliver cargo... Read more

Irish Coast Guard record 10 years of SAR from Waterford

Irish Coast Guard record 10 years of SAR from Waterford

14-May-2012Source: Irish Government

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar TD today congratulated the Irish Coast Guard as they mark the 10th anniversary of the Irish Coast Guard search and rescue helicopter base at Waterford Airport (Thursday, May 10). Speaking today, the Minister said: “For the past decade the helicopter team at the Waterford Coast Guard base... Read more

Mercy Air Care celebrates 25 years helping Sioux City

Mercy Air Care celebrates 25 years helping Sioux City

9-May-2012Source: Sioux City Journal

Launched in 1987 with a LongRanger, and progressing to a BK117, Mercy Air Care in Sioux City now flies an EC135 (see full story)... Read more

Germany – “Christoph 5” flies 50,000th mission

Germany – “Christoph 5” flies 50,000th mission

8-May-2012Source: Christoph 5

(electronic translation) On 2 May started the rescue helicopter “Christoph 5” on his 611th Use this year. In the space Speyer, a 32-year-old man had contracted when handling methylated spirits severe burns on face and body. After the emergency medical first aid on the spot he was in a helicopter in the center of the burn victims brought BG... Read more

UK – SAR Training Unit celebrates 50 years

UK – SAR Training Unit celebrates 50 years

6-May-2012Source: Royal Air Force

For the past half century Royal Air Force search and rescue helicopter crews trained by an RAF Valley based unit have saved countless lives. On station to rescue downed arcrew military helicopter crews have been there to pluck to safety all in peril. With search and rescue being, by it’s very nature, often extremely dangerous... Read more

Garmin passes milestone: 100th Million product sold

Garmin passes milestone: 100th Million product sold

2-May-2012Source: Garmin

Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced that it has sold more than 100 million of its products to motorists, pilots, boaters, runners, cyclists, golfers, hikers, hunters, and geocachers – who all depend on Garmin to help show the way. “This is a tremendous milestone for Garmin.  In just 23... Read more

Russia’s Golden Eagles helicopter pilots group celebrates 20 years

Russia’s Golden Eagles helicopter pilots group celebrates 20 years

30-Apr-2012Source: Russian Helicopters

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Golden Eagles, the pilots group that is the symbolic calling card of the Russian helicopter industry. Based at the Russian Army’s Flight Training Centre in Torzhok, the Golden Eagles are one of the few helicopter pilots groups anywhere in the world to perform flight acrobatics in both the... Read more

Eurocopter delivers 500th EC145

Eurocopter delivers 500th EC145

30-Apr-2012Source: Eurocopter

The 500th EC145 helicopter was delivered by Eurocopter today, marking a new milestone for this twin-engine workhorse rotorcraft that continues in high-rate production for international customers. Eurocopter’s 500th EC145, along with the 501st production helicopter, were provided to Transportes Aereos Pegaso, which is the largest Mexican operator in the Gulf of Mexico. Pegaso already operates... Read more

ASU surpasses 4,500 Night Vision System sales globally

ASU surpasses 4,500 Night Vision System sales globally

27-Apr-2012Source: ASU

Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) have now sold more than 4,500 night vision aviation systems worldwide. This gives ASU more aviation systems sales to civilian operators than any supplier in the world. “I can remember when the thought of night vision systems in the civil market was just a luxurious dream,” said ASU’s founder and HAI... Read more

Becker delivers 1,000th Digital Voice System

Becker delivers 1,000th Digital Voice System

27-Apr-2012Source: Becker Avionics

Becker Avionics reached a significant operational and sales milestone last month when the company delivered its 1,000th Digital Voice Communication System (DVCS) since introducing the leading edge Digital Audio System family. The unit was delivered to Bell Helicopter-Textron for completion on the Westchester County Police Bell 407GX airborne law enforcement patrol helicopter. “We are very... Read more

40 years and PAMA is still climbing!

40 years and PAMA is still climbing!

25-Apr-2012Source: PAMA

The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association was established at its first national convention in Pittsburgh back in 1972. Forty years ago. In the 80’s PAMA introduced IA renewal seminars into its National Convention. It also started its monthly newsletter which later was published in Cygnus/AMT magazine. In the 90’s PAMA was approved by the FAA to... Read more

UK – 845 Naval Air Squadron celebrates 50 years

UK – 845 Naval Air Squadron celebrates 50 years

24-Apr-2012Source: Royal Navy

The celebrations were held on 17th April to tie in with the RNAS Yeovilton Air Day launch, which in turn will commemorate 30 years since the Falklands Conflict. After being welcomed by Commander (Cdr) James Newton DFC, 845’s current Commanding Officer, the guests received an insight into what the squadron has been up to in... Read more

Specialist Aviation celebrates 100,000 MD Explorer hours

Specialist Aviation celebrates 100,000 MD Explorer hours

18-Apr-2012Source: Specialist Aviation Services

Specialist Aviation Services (SAS), the UK based emergency services and utility operator, is celebrating this week having achieved 100,000 flying hours with the MD 902 Explorer. The group is the largest operator of MD902 Explorers in the world and first introduced the type into the UK in 1998 as a dual-roled Police and Air Ambulance... Read more

Lakota fleet of 200+ approaches 100K flight hours

Lakota fleet of 200+ approaches 100K flight hours

16-Apr-2012Source: US Army

The Army’s newest aircraft, the UH-72A Lakota, is approaching 100,000 flight hours, and maintains one of the highest mission-capable rates among Army aircraft. The Army expects to buy a total of 345 of the aircraft, and the service has just taken delivery of 209 so far. “The real success story for us: it’s been on... Read more

UK: 1,000 Missions Flown for Herts Air Ambulance

UK: 1,000 Missions Flown for Herts Air Ambulance

15-Apr-2012Source: Herts Air Ambulance

More lives are being saved in Hertfordshire thanks to the Herts Air Ambulance (HAA). Since its launch in November 2008 this vital Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) has flown over 1,000 life-saving missions.   The landmark call-out was on Thursday 12th April where the aircraft was despatched to provide critical care to a patient in cardiac... Read more

First UK pilot goes solo on Guimbal Cabri

First UK pilot goes solo on Guimbal Cabri

27-Mar-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Cotswold Helicopter Centre, the UK distributor for the Guimbal Cabri, has achieved the milestone of the first UK student pilot to solo on the French two-seat helicopter.  On Friday 23rd March, Craig Davies – a company director aged 48 – made history in the Cabri G2 G-UIMB, achieving his solo after the legal minimum of... Read more

AAG celebrates 40,000 safe flying hour milestone

AAG celebrates 40,000 safe flying hour milestone

27-Mar-2012Source: Sikorsky

Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), the East Coast’s premier executive helicopter service, is celebrating its achievement of more than 40,000 hours of safe flying in its fleet of Sikorsky S-76® helicopters. The company’s achievement encompasses more than 17 years of operating the S-76 helicopter. “Forty-thousand safe flying hours is an exceptional achievement for our entire AAG... Read more

NAC details its milestones with Robinson Helicopter Co

NAC details its milestones with Robinson Helicopter Co

20-Mar-2012Source: National Airways

National Airways Corporation became a Robinson dealer in 1990 and was instrumental in bringing Robinson helicopters to South Africa. One of the first appointed dealers in the region, NAC took delivery of their first R22 in late 1990. Twenty one years later, NAC has proven to be an integral member of the Robinson dealer network.... Read more

9,000th image filed in HeliHub.com gallery

9,000th image filed in HeliHub.com gallery

19-Mar-2012Source: HeliHub.com

HeliHub.com is having increasing success with its “Gallery” feature, recording over 9,000 images in its main Gallery, and around 210 photographers have joined as members of the Gallery. The Flickr gallery provides users of HeliHub.com the opportunity to upload their own photos, and the early success is demonstrating just how valuable this will become over... Read more

Helidax exceeds 30,000 flight hours on EC120

Helidax exceeds 30,000 flight hours on EC120

2-Mar-2012Source: Groiupe DCI

Helidax, a subsidiary of DCI and INAER, announces that it has exceeded 30,000 flight hours on EC120 Colibri aircraft, in less than 2 years of operation. Helidax is the first public-private partnership (PPP) launched by the French Ministry of Defense in 2008. This partnership concerns the supply of helicopter flight hours, for 22 years, to... Read more

EADS North America delivers 200th UH-72A Lakota

EADS North America delivers 200th UH-72A Lakota

2-Mar-2012Source: EADS North America

EADS North America delivered the 200th UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) today to the U.S. Army during a ceremony at the company’s American Eurocopter production facility in Columbus, Miss. “Today marks another significant milestone for the Lakota program — the only DoD program of this size and scope to remain 100 percent on schedule... Read more

UK pilot achieves 10,000 Robinson R22 hours and counting

UK pilot achieves 10,000 Robinson R22 hours and counting

27-Feb-2012Source: Helicentre Aviation

Congratulations to Captain Geoff Day who cracked open the bubbly on reaching his 10,000th hour in the R22 today! 10,000 hours is an incredible number of flight hours to achieve, but we’re not talking total time, his grand total is now around 23,000 hours on helicopters! The flight took place this afternoon – an instructional... Read more

GAMA celebrates 10 Years as international association

GAMA celebrates 10 Years as international association

24-Feb-2012Source: GAMA

 The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) celebrated ten years as an international association today at its annual “State of the Industry” press conference. GAMA first incorporated manufacturing companies based outside of the United States in 2002. Most general aviation aircraft flying in the world today were built by GAMA member companies. “Since opening our doors... Read more

Mexico’s Pegaso recognized for flying an EC135 for over 2000 hours in one year

Mexico’s Pegaso recognized for flying an EC135 for over 2000 hours in one year

15-Feb-2012Source: Eurocopter

Eurocopter presented yesterday an award of excellence to Transportes Aereos Pegaso for the more than 2,000 flight hours logged in 2011 by one of this operator’s EC135 P2 helicopters during oil and gas industry transportation missions in the Gulf of Mexico. The milestone aircraft, which carries Mexican registration number XA-UDN, accumulated a total of 2,014... Read more

American Eurocopter delivers 250th EC135 in the US

American Eurocopter delivers 250th EC135 in the US

14-Feb-2012Source: American Eurocopter

American Eurocopter today announced the delivery of its 250th EC135®. The milestone helicopter was recently delivered to Med-Trans Corporation of Dallas. “It has been a year of milestones for American Eurocopter,” said Marc Paganini, President and CEO of American Eurocopter. “This 250th delivery of an EC135 showcases the popularity of the platform in the United... Read more

American Eurocopter delivers 3,000th aircraft

American Eurocopter delivers 3,000th aircraft

13-Feb-2012Source: American Eurocopter

From Heli-Expo 2012, American Eurocopter today announced that it reached a corporate milestone with the delivery of its 3,000th aircraft at the end of 2011: an EC130 delivered to Air Methods Corporation, the world’s largest air medical transportation provider. “This is yet another distinguished milestone in our company’s history in the United States,” said Marc... Read more

American Eurocopter marks US Coast Guard’s 1,250,000 hours in H-65 fleet

American Eurocopter marks US Coast Guard’s 1,250,000 hours in H-65 fleet

13-Feb-2012Source: American Eurocopter

American Eurocopter presented the U.S. Coast Guard with a certificate of commendation for attaining 1.25 million fleet flight hours on the H-65 Dolphin multi-mission helicopter. The accomplishment was recognized during a presentation at Eurocopter’s exhibit at Heli-Expo 2012, the world’s largest helicopter exhibition. American Eurocopter delivered the first Coast Guard H-65 in 1985 and has... Read more

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Exceeds 10,000 Flight Hours

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Exceeds 10,000 Flight Hours

12-Feb-2012Source: American Eurocopter

American Eurocopter today announced the Hillsborough County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) has exceeded 10,000 hours of flight time on its fleet of aircraft from American Eurocopter — three AS350 B2’s and one EC120. Since the delivery of the first AS350 in September 2002, the HCSO has utilized its fleet to answer more than 17,000 calls... Read more

P&WC’s latest generation PT6C-67C engine reaches 1,000 deliveries

P&WC’s latest generation PT6C-67C engine reaches 1,000 deliveries

12-Feb-2012Source: P&WC

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) announced today at Helicopter Association International’s HELI-EXPO 2012 that it has delivered its 1,000th PT6C-67C engine to AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company. Pratt & Whitney Canada is a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX). The PT6C-67C, the latest generation engine in the PT6C turboshaft family, powers the AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter. This family of engines was... Read more

P&WC delivers 75,000th production engine – a PT6C for an AW139

P&WC delivers 75,000th production engine – a PT6C for an AW139

12-Feb-2012Source: P&WC

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is celebrating a major milestone with the delivery of its 75,000th engine. The engine, a PT6C-67C, was delivered recently to AgustaWestland for installation on the AW139. P&WC is a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX). P&WC’s relationship with AgustaWestland is in its fifth decade. Since delivery of the first Twin-Pac® engine for the... Read more

P&WC’s PW200 family surpasses 5,000,000 flying hours

P&WC’s PW200 family surpasses 5,000,000 flying hours

12-Feb-2012Source: P&WC

Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.’s (P&WC) PW200 turboshaft engine fleet recently flew its 5 millionth hour, further confirming the engine series’ leadership position in the global light-twin helicopter markets. P&WC is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company. “This remarkable milestone demonstrates the tremendous success of the PW200 engine family has made over the past two decades,” said... Read more

Robinson delivers R66 serial number 100

Robinson delivers R66 serial number 100

11-Feb-2012Source: Robinson

On 23 December 2011, R66 serial number 0100 rolled off Robinson’s production line, one year and two months after the R66 Turbine received FAA certification. The 5-place R66 is Robinson’s largest and most powerful helicopter. The idea, conceived more than a decade ago, was to produce a reasonably priced, low maintenance, high performance turbine helicopter... Read more

Air Comm to celebrate 25th anniversary at Heli-Expo 2012

Air Comm to celebrate 25th anniversary at Heli-Expo 2012

8-Feb-2012Source: Air Comm

Air Comm Corporation will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a special event on Monday, Feb. 13, at 2 p.m. in its Heli-Expo Exhibit 9743. The media and show attendees are invited to the celebration. Attendees may enter a drawing for a MacBook Air, and the winner will be announced during the event. Beer, wine, and... Read more

OH-58D Kiowa Warrrior fleet reaches 2,000,000 flight hours milestone

OH-58D Kiowa Warrrior fleet reaches 2,000,000 flight hours milestone

7-Feb-2012Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced that the U. S. Army’s OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopter fleet have accumulated 2 million flight hours. Over 750,000 of these flight hours have been flown in combat. “The Kiowa Warrior continues to be the workhorse of Army aviation and this recent milestone is another example... Read more

Helijet celebrates 2,000,000th passenger milestone

Helijet celebrates 2,000,000th passenger milestone

5-Feb-2012Source: Helijet

Richmond’s Helijet International celebrated its two millionth passenger on Thursday, a major industry milestone the scheduled helicopter carrier has achieved after 25 years in business and flying more than 22 million kilometres. The milestone passenger, Godfrey D. Archbold, President and CEO, Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia, arrived at the Vancouver Harbour terminal... Read more

Eurocopter celebrates 20 years in 2012

Eurocopter celebrates 20 years in 2012

30-Jan-2012Source: Eurocopter

In 1992, the Eurocopter Group was created via the merger of the helicopter divisions of Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm (MBB) in Germany and Aerospatiale in France. At that time, the Group had around 12,000 employees and 11 subsidiaries and participations. Twenty years later, the Group boasts an impressive track record, with 20,000 employees in the Group and 30... Read more

Bell delivers 4,000th helicopter from Mirabel factory in Canada

Bell delivers 4,000th helicopter from Mirabel factory in Canada

30-Jan-2012Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced it has delivered the 4,000th commercial product since it began production at its Mirabel, Canada, facility 25 years ago. During a small ceremony at Bell Helicopter’s facility in Mirabel, long-time customer, Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), took delivery of the 4,000 aircraft – a Bell 206L4.... Read more

German Federal Police EC135 fleet reaches 100,000 hours

German Federal Police EC135 fleet reaches 100,000 hours

16-Jan-2012Source: Eurocopter

Eurocopter recognized the German Federal Police for reaching the 100,000 total flight hour mark with its EC135 fleet, which performs thousands of operations annually across Germany for law enforcement, home security and Helicopter Emergency Medical Services missions. “The flight time logged by the German Federal Police marks a true milestone for the EC135, as this... Read more

100th NH90 delivered before end of 2011

100th NH90 delivered before end of 2011

4-Jan-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Industry sources have confirmed to HeliHub.com today that the 100th NH90 was delivered on 29th December 2011.  The landmark aircraft was handed over by AgustaWestland to the Italian military. We are endeavouring to obtain a breakdown by customer and by manufacturer of these 100. Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com... Read more

Germany: DRF base at Dresden exceeds 1,500 missions in 2011

Germany: DRF base at Dresden exceeds 1,500 missions in 2011

30-Dec-2011Source: HeliHub.com

On 17th December, the DRF base at Dresden – known in Germany as “Christoph 38” – flew its 1,500th mission. The particular incident was a road accident were a 46-year old female driver sustained serious pelvic and leg injuries after her car left an icy road and hit a tree.  Onsite assessment by local paramedics... Read more

Austria: Salzburg EMS base marks 10,000 missions

Austria: Salzburg EMS base marks 10,000 missions

30-Dec-2011Source: HeliHub.com

On 29th December, the Austrian OAMTC organisation flew the 10,000th mission from its base at Salzburg.  A 44 year old female driver skidded on icy roads and ended up against a tree, resulting in the milestone call-out 10 minutes flight from Salzburg for “Christoph 6”, a Eurocopter EC135.  The team involved were emergency physician Josef... Read more

Air Evac Lifeteam reaches landmark 1,000,000 members

Air Evac Lifeteam reaches landmark 1,000,000 members

23-Dec-2011Source: Air Evac Lifeteam

One million members! The Air Evac Lifeteam air ambulance company reached a milestone today with the announcement they have signed up their one millionth Air Evac Lifeteam member. “This is a great achievement for the company overall,” said Vice President of Membership Keith Hovey. “But more importantly, it means that a million people will not... Read more

HAI Executive VP celebrates 25 years service

HAI Executive VP celebrates 25 years service

22-Dec-2011Source: HAI

Edward F. DiCampli, HAI’s Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary, has reached an amazing milestone, celebrating 25 years of committed service to HAI and the international helicopter community. Reflecting on his quarter of a century of dedicated work towards the success of HAI, DiCampli notes how, when he joined the association in Aug. 1985, the... Read more

Robinson starts production of the 100th R66

Robinson starts production of the 100th R66

11-Dec-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Robinson Helicopter Co have started production of the 100th R66 – the company distributed a photo via Twitter at 3.21pm Pacific time on Saturday afternoon.  See original posting here. As pointed out here by Rotorcorp, the Robinson parts people, what Robinson Helicopter Co lack in volume of tweets, they certainly make up for in quality!... Read more

Malaysian Helicopter Services reaches 1,000,000 hours with Turbomeca

Malaysian Helicopter Services reaches 1,000,000 hours with Turbomeca

6-Dec-2011Source: Turbomeca

On the occasion of the exhibition LIMA (Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition) in Malaysia, Turbomeca (SAFRAN Group) announced that its Arriel and Makila the 21 Malaysian Helicopter Services Helicopters (MHS), reached a million hours of flight. MHS is now the operator of the largest civil helicopters in Malaysia. The fleet is deployed MHS currently... Read more

Gulf Helicopters’ AW139 fleet passes 20,000 hour milestone

Gulf Helicopters’ AW139 fleet passes 20,000 hour milestone

15-Nov-2011Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the AW139 medium twin helicopter fleet operated by Gulf Helicopters of Qatar has achieved the milestone of 20,000 flying hours. Gulf Helicopter is one of the largest AW139 operators worldwide and a prime player in the Middle East with 12 helicopters of this type already in... Read more

Robinson hold ceremony for 10,000th helicopter

Robinson hold ceremony for 10,000th helicopter

12-Nov-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Robinson Helicopter Co held a ceremony on Thursday 10th November for local press and dignitaries to celebrate the production of the 10,000th helicopter at their Torrance factory.  A press release is reportedly forthcoming.  Until then, these are the pertinent points gleaned from local press reports Employment is increasing, with 200 new jobs in 2011 taking... Read more

Reno-based Care Flight celebrates 30 years

Reno-based Care Flight celebrates 30 years

31-Oct-2011Source: Colorado Flight for Life

The first civilian hospital based helicopter air ambulance; “Flight For Life” started at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado in 1972.  Flight nurses Jane Miller and Margaret Tole began flying with Flight for Life in 1975.  Care Flight was born in 1981 when Miller accepted the position of Chief Flight Nurse, and along with Tole,... Read more

WNAA pilot clocks up 3,000th mission

WNAA pilot clocks up 3,000th mission

28-Oct-2011Source: WNAA

Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) Pilot Richard Craske flew his 3000th mission in Warwickshire on Friday 14 October 2011. A woman in her 40s was injured while exercising a horse on a long rein, or lunging, in the Shipston-on-Stour area. The crew were called because of initial concerns about possible head and back injuries.... Read more

US Army to receive 10,000th Turbomeca Arriel engine

US Army to receive 10,000th Turbomeca Arriel engine

27-Oct-2011Source: Turbomeca

Turbomeca (Safran group) is proud to deliver its 10,000th Arriel production engine, which will power a United States Army UH-72A Lakota helicopter. During a ceremony at the Turbomeca USA site today, Olivier Andriès, Turbomeca Chairman & CEO and Russ Spray, Turbomeca USA President & CEO, presented the United States Army a commemorative plaque to mark... Read more

Lifeline at Rockford’s OSF Saint Anthony marks 30 years

Lifeline at Rockford’s OSF Saint Anthony marks 30 years

26-Oct-2011Source: Rockford Register Star

OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center celebrates 30 years of its Lifeline medical helicopter program Wednesday, and staff say health system officials have invested in major equipment upgrades and training during the last few years to make the aircraft more dependable and in demand for the region. (see full story)... Read more

Boeing and Australian Army graduate 100th helicopter pilot

Boeing and Australian Army graduate 100th helicopter pilot

24-Oct-2011Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the Australian Army today announced the graduation of the 100th helicopter pilot to earn their wings through the Helicopter Qualification Course delivered under the Army Aviation Training and Training Support (AATTS) program in Oakey. “Graduating the 100th helicopter pilot is a significant achievement for both Boeing and the Australian Army. It... Read more

Starflight celebrates 25 years

Starflight celebrates 25 years

7-Oct-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Starflight operates in a 75 nautical-mile radius of Jamestown in the northern reaches of New York state, and flies patients to specialty centers in Buffalo, Rochester, Pittsburgh, Erie and Cleveland.  They are celebrating their 25th anniversary.  The service is provided by WCA Hospital, working together with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office.  The program operates two... Read more

Safe Flight Instrument Corporation celebrates 65 years

Safe Flight Instrument Corporation celebrates 65 years

5-Oct-2011Source: Safe Flight

Safe Flight Instrument Corporation, the longest privately-held avionics manufacturer under continuous management, marks this year’s National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA) convention with the celebration of its 65th anniversary and the announcement of several new programs and certifications. Established in October, 1946 to develop the invention of Leonard Greene’s Stall Warning System, the company has gone... Read more

8,000th image filed in HeliHub.com gallery

8,000th image filed in HeliHub.com gallery

4-Oct-2011Source: HeliHub.com

HeliHub.com is having increasing success with its “Gallery” feature, recording over 8,000 images in its main Gallery, and around 190 photographers have joined as members of the Gallery. The Flickr gallery provides users of HeliHub.com the opportunity to upload their own photos, and the early success is demonstrating just how valuable this will become over... Read more

10 years of Merlin on the front line

10 years of Merlin on the front line

3-Oct-2011Source: Royal Navy

The Navy’s largest and most powerful helicopter is celebrating ten years on the front line – as aircrew at Culdrose have been given a chance to glimpse into the future of the Merlin. A prototype of the Merlin Mk2 made its debut at the Cornish air station – which has been home to the first... Read more

RAF celebrates 40 years of Puma ops

RAF celebrates 40 years of Puma ops

30-Sep-2011Source: Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force Puma helicopter officially celebrates its 40th anniversary today; with the first aircraft having undertaken its first operational flight on 29th September 1971. Video of Puma in Action The Puma helicopter, currently serving with 33 and 230 Squadrons at RAF Benson, has seen stalwart Service over its forty year career, deploying on... Read more

Eurocopter marks 10,000 hours for Chiltern Police EC135T2 Henlow base

Eurocopter marks 10,000 hours for Chiltern Police EC135T2 Henlow base

29-Sep-2011Source: Eurocopter

Eurocopter today celebrated the 10,000 flight hour milestone for Chiltern Air Support Unit EC135 T2 helicopter based at RAF Henlow – the Royal Air Force station in Bedfordshire, England. A 10,000-flight hour certificate was presented by Markus Steinke, Managing Director of the Eurocopter UK Ltd. affiliate, to Doug MacKay, Unit Executive Office at RAF Benson... Read more

Chinook at 50 – Boeing opens new $130M facility

Chinook at 50 – Boeing opens new $130M facility

21-Sep-2011Source: Boeing

RIDLEY TOWNSHIP, Pa., Sept. 21, 2011 — The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) and the U.S. Army celebrated the opening of the newly renovated H-47 Chinook manufacturing facility today. The event coincided with the 50th anniversary of the H-47 Chinook’s first flight. “Boeing has made a $130 million investment to create a world-leading aircraft manufacturing facility to support continuing U.S.... Read more

NAS North Island celebrates 100 years

NAS North Island celebrates 100 years

20-Sep-2011Source: Fleet Week San Diego

More than 250 classic racing cars will take to the specially-constructed track on the runway at Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI) September 24-25 for the 14th annual Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival. While the Festival’s mission is to honor San Diego’s military every year, this year it will help commemorate a momentous milestone. The Coronado Speed Festival will... Read more

Heliswiss JetRanger passes 18,000 flight hours

Heliswiss JetRanger passes 18,000 flight hours

16-Sep-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Heliswiss is celebrating one of its JetRangers passing 18,000 flight hours on 31st August.  Delivered new in 1980 from the Agusta production line, and serialled 8606, this aircraft was flown in Austria as OE-DXV until purchased by Heliswiss in March 1986.  Later the same year they passed it to their Spanish associate Heliswiss Iberica for... Read more

Eurocopter starts building EC145 #500

Eurocopter starts building EC145 #500

15-Sep-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Industry sources are telling HeliHub.com that Eurocopter have started production of the 500th EC145 at their plant at Donauworth, with the forward frame holding the windows for serial number 9500 already on the production line.  The landmark aircraft is expected to take to the air in approximately three months from now.  This figure does not... Read more

First two HH-60G Pave Hawks achieve 10,000 hours

First two HH-60G Pave Hawks achieve 10,000 hours

15-Sep-2011Source: Sikorsky

Nearly 30 years after entering service with the U.S. Air Force, two HH-60G PAVE HAWK helicopters have both achieved 10,000 flight hours during their simultaneous flights on Aug. 30 over Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. The Sikorsky Aircraft designed-and-built helicopters are the first-ever U.S. Air Force H-60 aircraft to have reached this high flight time... Read more

Royal Navy observer marks 6,000 flying hours

Royal Navy observer marks 6,000 flying hours

14-Sep-2011Source: Royal Navy

A Lynx helicopter flight commander embarked on Type 45 destroyer HMS Daring has achieved 6,000 hours of helicopter flight. Fleet Air Arm Lieutenant Commander Joe Harper clocked up his six-thousandth helicopter flying hour whilst taking off at night from HMS Daring’s flight deck. The 6,000 hours have been achieved during 32 years of constant service... Read more

UK SAR pilot achieves 7,000 hours

UK SAR pilot achieves 7,000 hours

1-Sep-2011Source: Royal Navy

A helicopter pilot based at HMS Gannet in Prestwick – the UK’s busiest helicopter search and rescue unit – has become one of the Royal Navy’s most experienced flyers. For Lieutenant Commander Roger Stringer (49), who lives in Mauchline near Ayr in Scotland, completed his 7000th flying hour at the controls of a Sea King... Read more

HeliHub.com files 10,000th helicopter industry news story

HeliHub.com files 10,000th helicopter industry news story

31-Aug-2011Source: HeliHub.com

In the last week, the HeliHub.com team have filed the 10,000th news story on this website. The team’s dedication to the task, with stories sourced from all corners of the globe in our efforts to provide the industry with the best service bar none.  We run a wider range of stories than any other industry... Read more

UH-72A deliveries reach half-way stage

UH-72A deliveries reach half-way stage

25-Aug-2011Source: EADS North America

EADS North America has achieved another milestone on the UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) program as the company has delivered more than half of the planned 345 Lakotas to the U.S. Army. The UH-72A Lakota, built by the company’s American Eurocopter business unit, is one of the U.S. Army’s most successful acquisition programs and... Read more

Robinson produce 4,500th R22 helicopter

Robinson produce 4,500th R22 helicopter

1-Aug-2011Source: HeliHub.com

In recent weeks, Robinson Helicopter Co have produced and shipped the 4,500th example of their iconic two seater R22.  This aircraft, and serial #4501, have been registered on 14th June in the name of Southern Ivy International Flight Academy in the Chinese city of Nanjing.  They have been allocated the marks B-7032 and B-7033 respectively.... Read more

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