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L-3 produces 60,000th Stormscope® weather mapping system

L-3 produces 60,000th Stormscope® weather mapping system

31-Jul-2011Source: L-3 Avionics Systems

L-3 Avionics Systems announced this week that it has produced its 60,000th Stormscope®Weather Mapping System, a product continuously manufactured since its 1976 introduction to general aviation. First released as the Stormscope WX-7, the instrument has become an industry standard for severe weather detection in light aircraft. L-3 donated the milestone system to the EAA for... Read more

L-3 Avionics Systems sells 15,000th Collision Avoidance System

L-3 Avionics Systems sells 15,000th Collision Avoidance System

28-Jul-2011Source: L-3 Avionics Systems

L-3 Avionics Systems announced today that sales of their collision avoidance systems have surpassed 15,000 units. The SkyWatch® collision avoidance system was the first active traffic detection system certified for general aviation and is widely used in light aircraft, helicopters and business jets. Midland Instruments, an L-3 Avionics Systems dealer since September 2008, purchased the... Read more

Royal Navy Sea Kings complete 1,000th Afghanistan mission

Royal Navy Sea Kings complete 1,000th Afghanistan mission

24-Jul-2011Source: UK MoD

The Royal Navy’s Sea King Mk7 Force completed their 1,000th operational mission in Afghanistan this week Sea King helicopter squadrons from Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Culdrose have been operating from Camp Bastion since 2009 and have contributed to the confiscation of significant amounts of IED-making equipment, arms and drugs, and the detainment of suspected... Read more

Eurocopter hands over 1000th EC135 to ADAC in ceremony at Donauworth

Eurocopter hands over 1000th EC135 to ADAC in ceremony at Donauworth

20-Jul-2011Source: Eurocopter

Eurocopter today delivered the 1,000th EC135 to its new owner. Fifteen years after the first of these helicopters rolled off the production line at the Eurocopter plant in Donauwörth, the group’s President and CEO Lutz Bertling handed the keys of the new aircraft on this landmark occasion to Peter Meyer, the President of ADAC, Germany’s... Read more

Eurocopter delivers 100th EC225 to Bristow for lease to MHS

Eurocopter delivers 100th EC225 to Bristow for lease to MHS

18-Jul-2011Source: Eurocopter

Eurocopter today marked the 100th delivery of an EC225, which was received by Bristow Group Inc. (Bristow) – the leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry worldwide. The landmark EC225 was supplied in the oil and gas configuration, but it can be used by Bristow in other missions due to the multi-role... Read more

7,000th image filed in HeliHub.com gallery

7,000th image filed in HeliHub.com gallery

14-Jul-2011Source: HeliHub.com

HeliHub.com is having increasing success with its “Gallery” feature, recording over 7,000 images in its main Gallery, and about 170 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

Sikorsky delivers 300th UH-60M to US Army

Sikorsky delivers 300th UH-60M to US Army

7-Jul-2011Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the delivery of the 300th UH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopter to the U.S. Army. Sikorsky is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company. “The war-fighter has provided outstanding reviews of the UH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopter’s performance in theater,” said Lt. Col. Heyward Wright, Product Manager, representing Col. Thomas Todd of the U.S.... Read more

“Christoph 53” celebrates 25 years in Mannheim

“Christoph 53” celebrates 25 years in Mannheim

3-Jul-2011Source: HeliHub.com

For 25 years starting from Mannheim Airport, a helicopter rescue of the DRF to its operations. Since it was launched on 1st July 1986, “Christoph 53” has flown over 16,600 missions from its base in Mannheim, Germany.  A celebration was held on Friday 1st to mark the occasion, with around 80 invited guests at the... Read more

RTE’s fleet reach 250,000 hours on Turbomeca engines

RTE’s fleet reach 250,000 hours on Turbomeca engines

27-Jun-2011Source: Turbomeca

At the International Paris Air Show, Olivier Andries, Chairman and CEO of Turbomeca (Safran group) and Régis Magnac, Director of RTE, company in charge of the Electricity Transmission Network (TEN), are celebrating 250.000 flight hours for Turbomeca engines Used in aerial work helicopter for surveillance and maintenance of the French Electricity transmission network (high and... Read more

58th Special Ops Wing celebrates a UH-1H passing 15,000 airframe hours

58th Special Ops Wing celebrates a UH-1H passing 15,000 airframe hours

24-Jun-2011Source: US Air Force

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — Forty years after it came into the Air Force inventory, the 58th Special Operations Wing celebrated a rare mark of longevity when UH-1H 69-6650 passed 15,000 hours in the air May 25. “As only the second UH-1 to surpass that number of flying hours, we wanted to mark the... Read more

Colombian Black Hawk fleet exceeds 300,000 hours

Colombian Black Hawk fleet exceeds 300,000 hours

23-Jun-2011Source: Sikorsky

PARIS – Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today at the Paris Air Show that Colombia’s UH-60 BLACK HAWK helicopter fleet has surpassed the 300,000 flight hour milestone. Colombia’s Army, National Police, and Air Force combine to operate nearly 100 BLACK HAWK helicopters for a variety of missions including search and rescue, medical evacuation, disaster relief, anti-drug,... Read more

Kocoglu Aviation AW109 Power fleet reaches 10,000 hour milestone

Kocoglu Aviation AW109 Power fleet reaches 10,000 hour milestone

22-Jun-2011Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the fleet of eight AW109 Power light twin helicopters of Kocoglu Aviation Inc. of Turkey has achieved the milestone of 10,000 flight hours in just two years. The eight AW109 Powers, operated by Sky Line Transportation Trade Inc., a Kocoglu Group company, have been successfully operating... Read more

AgustaWestland delivers 400th AW139 – to Qatar Armed Forces

AgustaWestland delivers 400th AW139 – to Qatar Armed Forces

21-Jun-2011Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Qatar Armed Forces has taken delivery of another AW139 medium twin helicopter. This aircraft is also the 400th AW139 delivered so far world-wide and it will be operated by the Qatar Emiri Air Force for a number of roles including utility, troop transport, search and... Read more

Huey II fleet surpasses 300,000 hours

Huey II fleet surpasses 300,000 hours

20-Jun-2011Source: Bell

Huey II fleet Surpasses 300,000 hours Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced its Huey II fleet recently surpassed the 300,000 flight hour milestone. “This significant accomplishment is testament to the supportability and multi-mission capability of the Huey II,” said R. Danny Maldonado, senior vice president customer support and chief services officer. “At... Read more

HeliFlite marks 20,000 accident-free hours

HeliFlite marks 20,000 accident-free hours

7-Jun-2011Source: HeliFlite

Founded in 1998, HeliFlite is a full service helicopter operator offering on demand charter, a 25-hour HeliCard, fractional ownership and aircraft management services. HeliFlite’s outstanding safety record has been recognized by ARGUS International who has awarded HeliFlite “Platinum” status as well as Wyvern who has audited the company seven times and recommends HeliFlite as a... Read more

ThedaStar celebrates 25 years in Wisconsin

ThedaStar celebrates 25 years in Wisconsin

7-Jun-2011Source: ThedaCare

It was more than eight years ago, but Kyle Kienitz remembers Dec. 24, 2002, as if it was yesterday. At age 22, the U.S. Marine was home in Brillion on leave when the vehicle he was driving rolled over seven times, ejecting him and leaving him a paraplegic. ThedaStar responded to the scene and transported... Read more

Christoph Europa 1 marks 50,000th mission

Christoph Europa 1 marks 50,000th mission

2-Jun-2011Source: HeliHub.com

ADAC, the German-based rescue organisation, has announced that it’s “Christoph Europa 1” base achieved its 50,000th mission on 18th May.  Based at Aachen-Merzbrück airfield, the helicopter was on its 725th Use this year after being called to an emergency to Baesweiler. These impressive figures reflect a high daily operating frequency, which averaged five missions per... Read more

French 22S Squadron celebrates 150,000 flight hours of Alouette III

French 22S Squadron celebrates 150,000 flight hours of Alouette III

1-Jun-2011

22S Squadron, based at Lanvéoc Poulmic, recently celebrated 22 S 150,000 flight hours on their Alouette III helicopters. More than 200 pilots, crew and engineers were on hand to participate in the event.  [French Navy photo]... Read more

British Apache fleet clocks up 100,000 flying hours

British Apache fleet clocks up 100,000 flying hours

30-May-2011Source: UK MoD

The British Army’s Apache attack helicopter has clocked up a landmark 100,000 flying hours, a third of which have been flown on operations in Afghanistan. The achievement – equivalent to a single helicopter staying aloft for 11-and-a-half years – has occurred as the Apache has become a vital battlefield tool in Afghanistan. As well as... Read more

ÖAMTC base at Krems marks 25,000th mission

ÖAMTC base at Krems marks 25,000th mission

30-May-2011Source: HeliHub.com

27 years after being launched, the “Christopherus 2” of the ÖAMTC air ambulance in AUstria launched its 25,000th mission.  Based at Krems, the EC135 was flown by Gerhard Trötzmüller with doctor Robert Mosser  and flight paramedic Armin Schwanzer to transport a 52 year old patient with severe head injuries in the Regional Hospital of St.... Read more

HealthNet celebrates 25 years in West Virginia

HealthNet celebrates 25 years in West Virginia

16-May-2011Source: Gazette Mail

Small spaces and high speeds are a normal part of Becky Oakley’s day.  The program director for HealthNet’s Charleston and Beckley service areas, Oakley oversees the emergency helicopter service that has transported more than 600,000 people since its start in 1986.... Read more

Carilion Clinic Life-Guard celebrate 30 years on Saturday

Carilion Clinic Life-Guard celebrate 30 years on Saturday

13-May-2011Source: Carilion Clinic

Come celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Carilion Clinic Life-Guard and the 25th anniversary of Carilion Clinic’s ground services on Saturday, May 14th @ 3p.m. at Down by the River. Life-Guard will be there, along with ambulances, flight and ground crews, Q99 and free food! For more information and for ticket prices to Down by the... Read more

Three Sea King pilots reach flying milestones in Afghanistan

Three Sea King pilots reach flying milestones in Afghanistan

9-May-2011Source: Royal Navy

Camp Bastion in the heart of the Afghanistan desert is home to thousands of coalition service men and women. Three of them have been serving with Joint Helicopter Force (Afghanistan), flying Sea King Mk4 helicopters from 845 and 846 Naval Air Squadrons. Lieutenants Nick Plenty and Ally Macleod and Petty Officer Aircrewman Richard Symonds have... Read more

Australia’s CareFlight marks 25 years

Australia’s CareFlight marks 25 years

9-May-2011Source: Parramatta Advertiser

The first CareFlight base was established in the grounds of Westmead Hospital with only one doctor on duty each day.  In 2011, CareFlight celebrates its 25th anniversary with eight bases around Australia and up to 11 doctors rostered on duty each day of the year.... Read more

Aero Vodochody supplies 300th S-76 to Sikorsky

Aero Vodochody supplies 300th S-76 to Sikorsky

9-May-2011Source: Aero Vodochody

AERO Vodochody dispatched through its company gates the 300th helicopter S-76 manufactured for Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. AERO Vodochody dispatched through its company gates the 300th helicopter S-76 manufactured for Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. It is a great success of AERO Vodochody, which produces the complete S-76 helicopter ready for installation of dynamic parts for Sikorsky Aircraft... Read more

Max-Viz ships landmark 1,000th Enhanced Vision System

Max-Viz ships landmark 1,000th Enhanced Vision System

5-May-2011Source: Max-Viz

Max-Viz, Inc. has shipped its 1,000th Enhanced Vision System (EVS), marking a significant point in the company’s history. The unit, an EVS-1500, was shipped to the AgustaWestland factory in Italy and is expected to be installed on an AW139 within the next few weeks. “We are very proud of our product and the marketplace acceptance... Read more

HeliHub.com files 9,000th helicopter industry news story

HeliHub.com files 9,000th helicopter industry news story

5-May-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Earlier today, the HeliHub.com team have filed the 9,000th 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, with many stories not being covered by any other industry website and an... Read more

Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance marks 8,000th mission

Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance marks 8,000th mission

5-May-2011Source: Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance (DSAA) has completed its 8,000th mission since its launch in March, 2000. The milestone call-out was to take an 18-month-old burns victim from Shaftesbury to Salisbury District Hospital, which has a specialist burns unit. During 2010, the Air Ambulance attended 788 incidents, 51 per cent of them (403) in Dorset... Read more

V-22 fleet reaches 100,000 hour milestone with Eaton onboard

V-22 fleet reaches 100,000 hour milestone with Eaton onboard

2-May-2011Source: Eaton

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation is a key component supplier for the Bell-Boeing-built V-22 Osprey, which recently surpassed 100,000 flying hours during a U.S. Marine Corps combat mission in Afghanistan. Manufactured under a 50-50 strategic alliance between Bell Helicopter and Boeing, the V-22 Osprey is a multirole combat aircraft using tiltrotor technology to combine the... Read more

Sikorsky celebrates 100th MH-60R and 200th MH-60S

Sikorsky celebrates 100th MH-60R and 200th MH-60S

29-Apr-2011Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), and the U.S. Navy have celebrated the production of 100 MH-60R and 200 MH-60S SEAHAWK® multi-mission helicopters for the U.S. Navy. “MH-60 helicopters perform an important role protecting the fleet and its sailors, and conducting a host of multi-mission operations,” said Rear Adm. Paul Grosklags,... Read more

Selex Galileo delivers 250th Aircraft Gateway Processor for the AH-64D

Selex Galileo delivers 250th Aircraft Gateway Processor for the AH-64D

19-Apr-2011Source: Selex Galileo

SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica Company, has delivered the 250th Aircraft Gateway Processor (AGP) to Boeing (Mesa, AZ), prime contractor for the AH-64D Apache helicopter. This important milestone comes less than a year after SELEX Galileo announced delivery of the 100th AGP and is a testament to the successful collaboration with Boeing. The AGP is an... Read more

Eurocopter delivers the milestone 1,000th Dauphin

Eurocopter delivers the milestone 1,000th Dauphin

19-Apr-2011Source: Eurocopter

Eurocopter’s 1,000th helicopter from its Dauphin family was delivered today to India’s Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited, the world’s largest civilian operator of this successful twin-engine, medium weight rotary-wing aircraft. Pawan Hans’ milestone helicopter is an AS365 N3 version, configured for offshore oil and gas drilling missions, and it brings the Indian operator’s fleet to a... Read more

6,000th image filed in HeliHub.com gallery

6,000th image filed in HeliHub.com gallery

29-Mar-2011Source: HeliHub.com

HeliHub.com is having increasing success with its “Gallery” feature, recording over 6,000 images and increasing at a rate of approximately 450 per month 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 time. HeliHub.com plans to utilise... Read more

Methven Heliski previews its 25th Winter Season

Methven Heliski previews its 25th Winter Season

25-Mar-2011Source: Methven Heliski

This season at Methven Heli we will be celebrating 25 years of operation! With a strong La Nina situation the longrange prediction is for a cold winter with plenty of snow. There has been some concern following the recent Christchurch earthquake however business is normal for Methven and for guests travelling though Christchurch there are... Read more

London’s Air Ambulance reaches 25,000 missions by helicopter and car

London’s Air Ambulance reaches 25,000 missions by helicopter and car

22-Mar-2011Source: London’s Air Ambulance

London’s Air Ambulance, the Charity which runs London’s only air ambulance has today attended its 25,000th mission.  The service, which has been in operation for 23 years, also celebrates a year of being a 24hr operation next month, in April 2011, thanks to the continued support of its sponsors and the London community. London’s Air... Read more

ASU passes 500 NVG cockpit conformed modifications

ASU passes 500 NVG cockpit conformed modifications

11-Mar-2011Source: Aviation Specialties Unlimited

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) announced today that they have surpassed a major industry milestone by exceeding 500 Night Vision Goggle Cockpit Modifications. “Reaching 500 modifications is a major accomplishment,” said ASU president and Founder Mike Atwood. “At ASU we have a team of dedicated employees that understands just how important safety and night vision are. ... Read more

Pratt & Whitney Canada celebrates Swedish Police 40,000-hour Milestone in EC135

Pratt & Whitney Canada celebrates Swedish Police 40,000-hour Milestone in EC135

6-Mar-2011Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has joined with aircraft maintenance company Patria Helicopters AB to mark an important milestone reached by the helicopter squadron of the Swedish Police. EC135P2 helicopters operated by the Squadron and equipped with P&WC’s PW206B2 engines have now recorded a remarkable 40,000 in-flight hours. The milestone was announced at the Swedish... Read more

Turbomeca delivers 1,000th Arrius 2B engine to STAT MedEvac

Turbomeca delivers 1,000th Arrius 2B engine to STAT MedEvac

6-Mar-2011Source: Turbomeca

Recently, STAT MedEvac, major EMS operator in the USA, received the 1,000th Arrius 2B engine to power their latest EC 135. Today, STAT Medevac’s fleet is composed of 14 EC 135s and seven EC 145s (Turbomeca Arriel 1E2). All their new airframes will have Turbomeca engines and most of their current fleet has Turbomeca engines.... Read more

HeliHub.com to add global web links

HeliHub.com to add global web links

6-Mar-2011Source: HeliHub.com

HeliHub.com is to add a new “LINKS” section to our website.  Never known to do things by halves – we already bring more stories and incident reports to the global helicopter industries than any other website – you can be sure that our LINKS section will be second to none. Information on how to get... Read more

CHC AW139 fleet achieves 50,000 Hours milestone

CHC AW139 fleet achieves 50,000 Hours milestone

6-Mar-2011Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the AW139 medium twin helicopter fleet operated by the CHC Helicopter group of companies is the first to achieve the milestone of 50,000 flying hours. CHC is the largest AW139 operator worldwide with 25 units in service and an undisclosed number of aircraft on order. CHC... Read more

USS Makin Island becomes first west coast ship to embark V-22

USS Makin Island becomes first west coast ship to embark V-22

5-Mar-2011Source: US Navy

USS Makin Island (LHD 8) became the first west coast ship to conduct flight deck operations with the MV-22 Osprey on Mar. 1. The MV-22 Osprey is a tilt rotor aircraft flown by the U.S. Marine Corps, which utilizes vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL). Until recently, the MV-22 has seen limited use aboard large deck... Read more

Donaldson to deliver 5,000th IBF at Heli-Expo

Donaldson to deliver 5,000th IBF at Heli-Expo

3-Mar-2011Source: Donaldson

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of the Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) announced today that it will celebrate delivery of its 5,000th Inlet Barrier Filtration (IBF) System at Heli-Expo 2011.  “This delivery is the culmination of years of hard work by an intensely dedicated and talented team,” said Michael Scimone, president of Donaldson’s St.... Read more

Atlantic Air marks five years and introduces second EC135

Atlantic Air marks five years and introduces second EC135

3-Mar-2011Source: Atlantic Health

Atlantic Ambulance Corporation, a subsidiary of Atlantic Health, the parent company of Morristown Memorial Hospital and Overlook Hospital, is marking half a decade of service with Atlantic Air One, its medevac helicopter based in northern New Jersey, while seeking to duplicate that success with a new, twin helicopter, Atlantic Air Two, in the southern region... Read more

V-22 Osprey fleet passes 100,000 flight hours

V-22 Osprey fleet passes 100,000 flight hours

3-Mar-2011Source: Bell-Boeing

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT) and The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today applauded the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) V-22 Joint Program Office (PMA-275) announcement that the Bell Boeing-built V-22 Osprey fleet has surpassed 100,000 flight hours. The milestone arrived on Feb. 10 during a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey combat mission... Read more

ConocoPhillips reaches $2M milestone in supporting STARS

ConocoPhillips reaches $2M milestone in supporting STARS

3-Mar-2011Source: ConocoPhillips Canada

ConocoPhillips reached a $2 million donation milestone today after presenting the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) with a $100,000 cheque at the STARS Calgary base hangar. Mr. Joe Marushack, President, ConocoPhillips Canada, presented the donation to Dr. Greg Powell, President and CEO of STARS, with the STARS BK117 helicopter as a backdrop. STARS team... Read more

Wales Air Ambulance and Bond Air Services celebrate 10 years of partnership

Wales Air Ambulance and Bond Air Services celebrate 10 years of partnership

2-Mar-2011Source: Bond Air Services

Bond Air Services and the Wales Air Ambulance today celebrated 10 years of working together at the Charity’s birthday celebrations at Magram Park near Neath. The Wales Air Ambulance flew its first mission on the 1st March 2001 following the introduction of the charities first Bo105DBS twin engine helicopter. However, since that date the services... Read more

Unmanned K-MAX achieves numerous “Firsts” during recent demo flights

Unmanned K-MAX achieves numerous “Firsts” during recent demo flights

24-Feb-2011Source: Lockheed Martin

Kaman Aerospace Corporation, a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation [NASDAQ GS: KAMN], and the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) recently made aviation history with the Unmanned K-MAX helicopter by successfully completing multiple guided airdrops via sling load at 10,000 ft above sea level. In four separate flights conducted January 24-25, 2011,... Read more

HeliHub.com steps up the pace with 8,000th helicopter industry news story

HeliHub.com steps up the pace with 8,000th helicopter industry news story

18-Feb-2011Source: HeliHub.com

On Wednesday this week, the HeliHub.com team have filed the 8,000th 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, with many stories not being covered by any other industry website... Read more

Marine Corps brings large presence to Naval Aviation centenary

Marine Corps brings large presence to Naval Aviation centenary

17-Feb-2011Source: US Marine Corps

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. — One hundred and eighty-nine Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aircraft participated in the “Parade of Flight” to celebrate 100 years of Naval aviation, Feb. 12, in San Diego. Nearly 120 aircraft from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing flew from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Marine Corps Base... Read more

Palm Beach County Trauma Hawk celebrates 20 years

Palm Beach County Trauma Hawk celebrates 20 years

3-Feb-2011Source: Sikorsky

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 2, 2011  — Twenty years ago, the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, a public safety-net healthcare organization, established the county’s life-saving Trauma System. The Trauma System took flight in 1991 after the Health Care District’s Board approved the purchase of a Trauma Hawk helicopter to airlift critically-injured patients to two... Read more

5,000th image filed in HeliHub.com gallery

5,000th image filed in HeliHub.com gallery

17-Jan-2011Source: HeliHub.com

HeliHub.com is having increasing success with its “Gallery” feature, recording over 5,000 images and increasing at a rate of approximately 450 per month 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 time. HeliHub.com plans to utilise... Read more

Ornge transports 100,000th patient

Ornge transports 100,000th patient

21-Dec-2010

MISSISSAUGA (Dec. 20)  – Ornge, a world leader in transport medicine, reached a major milestone in its five year history today, as the organization transported its 100,000th patient. All aspects of air ambulance services were divested by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in January 2006 and since became Ornge. Ornge, a not-for-profit organization,... Read more

Longbow LLC delivers 400th Longbow fire control radar to US Army

Longbow LLC delivers 400th Longbow fire control radar to US Army

20-Dec-2010Source: Longbow LLC

ORLANDO, FL, December 16th, 2010 — The LONGBOW Limited Liability Company, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and Northrop Grumman [NYSE: NOC], marked the delivery of the 400th LONGBOW Fire Control Radar (FCR) at a ceremony held today at a Lockheed Martin facility in Orlando, FL. The combat-proven LONGBOW FCR is fielded with... Read more

UK: Stornoway Coastguard S92 reaches 200th mission of 2010

UK: Stornoway Coastguard S92 reaches 200th mission of 2010

14-Dec-2010Source: Maritime & Coastguard Agency

At 18.44 pm on Saturday 11th December, Stornoway Coastguard rescue helicopter “Rescue 100” was scrambled by Stornoway Coastguard after they had received a request for assistance from the NHS. The helicopter was sent to evacuate a fifty seven year old lady who was being seen by a doctor, who requested that she be evacuated to... Read more

Robinson aim at 10,000th helicopter in October 2011

Robinson aim at 10,000th helicopter in October 2011

29-Nov-2010Source: HeliHub.com

Robinson Helicopter Co has recently told HeliHub.com that their current production rates are – 1 R22 per week – 3 R44 per week – 3 R66 per week from January And working from the latest known MSNs for each line – R22 -> 4489 – R44 Raven I -> 2100 – R44 Raven II ->... Read more

HeliHub.com files 1,000 industry news stories in under 11 weeks

HeliHub.com files 1,000 industry news stories in under 11 weeks

23-Nov-2010Source: HeliHub.com

In the last week, the HeliHub.com team have filed the 7,000th news story on this website. The most recent 1,000 stories were filed in just under 11 weeks, equating to 92 stories a week – peaking one week in October with an incredible 121 stories. This remarkable effort shows the team’s dedication to the task,... Read more

Houston Police Dept celebrates 40 years of air support

Houston Police Dept celebrates 40 years of air support

18-Nov-2010Source: MD Helicopters

Mesa, Arizona, November 18, 2010… MD Helicopters, Inc (MDHI) joins with the Houston Police Air Support Division in celebrating it 40th anniversary. The Air Support Division has a fleet of 10 MD 500E Helicopters. Equipped with current technology (including FLIR Systems, spotlights and video downlink) HPD air crews provide fast response times and critical ‘aerial... Read more

Mid-Continent Instruments celebrates 20 years at Van Nuys Airport

Mid-Continent Instruments celebrates 20 years at Van Nuys Airport

15-Nov-2010Source: Mid-Continent Instruments

VAN NUYS, Calif. – Mid-Continent Instruments proudly announces the 20th anniversary of its West Coast facility. The full-service repair station, including overhaul, repair, exchange and distribution, has been strategically located at the Van Nuys Airport for two decades, expanding from its beginnings in a 500-square-foot building to its current 15,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility. The West Coast... Read more

HeliHub.com gallery passes 4,000 images milestone

HeliHub.com gallery passes 4,000 images milestone

9-Nov-2010Source: HeliHub.com

HeliHub.com is having great success with its “Gallery” feature, recording over 4,000 images and increasing at a rate of approximately 350 per month 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 time. HeliHub.com plans to utilise... Read more

“Christoph 38” reaches 11,000th rescue in Dresden

“Christoph 38” reaches 11,000th rescue in Dresden

29-Oct-2010Source: DRF

27 October – The Dresden air rescue station provided this morning its 11,000. Rescue mission since taking over the overall organization of the center by the DRF Air Rescue 1 January 2002. The control center Dresden alerted the crew of “Christoph 38” at 09:28 clock to a patient in Weinböhla. A man had suffered an... Read more

Herts Air Ambulance clocks up 500th mission in two years

Herts Air Ambulance clocks up 500th mission in two years

29-Oct-2010Source: Watford Observer

The Herts Air Ambulance and its crew have attended more than 500 incidents, their work is diverse and challenging but the aim is always the same – to provide the best possible care quickly and efficiently.... Read more

Unmanned MQ-8B Fire Scout passes 1,000 flight hours milestone

Unmanned MQ-8B Fire Scout passes 1,000 flight hours milestone

28-Oct-2010Source: Northrop Grumman

The Northrop Grumman Corporation-built (NYSE:NOC) MQ-8B Fire Scout vertical unmanned aerial system (VUAS) has passed the 1,000 flight test hours milestone, attesting to its steady maturation as a key intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance asset for military forces. Northrop Grumman is the Navy’s Fire Scout prime contractor. To reach this milestone, the VUAS completed a number... Read more

1,000th landing in 3 years on Danish hospital rooftop helipad

1,000th landing in 3 years on Danish hospital rooftop helipad

28-Oct-2010Source: Royal Danish Air Force

[Electronic translation of Danish language press release] Helicopter platform at the top of the Empire became a reality after a donation from the AP Møller and Chastine McKinney Møller Foundation for General Purposes and has numerous advantages over the previous solution; In the old days landed rescue helicopter Fælledparken and the patient should therefore first... Read more

US Army UH-72 Lakota fleet reaches 40,000 flight hours

US Army UH-72 Lakota fleet reaches 40,000 flight hours

26-Oct-2010Source: EADS North America

Arlington, Virginia, October 26, 2010 – The UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter, which is supplied by EADS North America, has surpassed the 40,000-flight hour milestone in operational service with the U.S. Army and Army National Guard. Built at the company’s American Eurocopter facility in Columbus, Miss., a total of 138 Lakotas have been delivered to... Read more

Snowy Hydro SouthCare helicopter approaches 4000th mission

Snowy Hydro SouthCare helicopter approaches 4000th mission

26-Oct-2010Source: Bega District News

Since starting in 1998, the Snowy Hydro SouthCare Rescue Helicopter has travelled throughout the ACT and Southern NSW, providing the highest standard of aero medical assistance.... Read more

EastCare Celebrates 25 Years

EastCare Celebrates 25 Years

20-Oct-2010Source: WNCT

The emergency air transport service took off in April of 1985 with only one helicopter. The fleet has grown to three choppers and a number of ground support units... Read more

Netherlands 303 Sqn acheives 4,500th SAR flight since 1959

Netherlands 303 Sqn acheives 4,500th SAR flight since 1959

20-Oct-2010

(automatic translation of Dutch press release) An AB-412 helicopter of the 4500th Defense last night rescue flights conducted since the establishment of 303 Squadron in 1959. A man with medical problems had last night a matter of urgency to Vlieland Medical Center Leeuwarden be charged. Home to 303 Squadron at Leeuwarden Air Base and its... Read more

S-92® fleet reaches 250,000 flight hours at record pace

S-92® fleet reaches 250,000 flight hours at record pace

7-Oct-2010Source: Sikorsky

The S-92® fleet of medium-lift helicopters has surpassed 250,000 flight hours since the first aircraft entered service six years ago, establishing a record pace for a commercial fleet of Sikorsky helicopters. The first production S-92 entered service in September 2004. Transport companies flying work crews to offshore oil and gas platforms account for 90 percent... Read more

STARS Air Ambulance Celebrates 25 Years of Community Support

STARS Air Ambulance Celebrates 25 Years of Community Support

4-Oct-2010Source: STARS

It was an emotional celebration of community support for the Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS), as the non-profit organization celebrated 25 years of care in the air on Saturday, October 2, 2010. A new “Thank You” logo was unveiled on the organization’s Eurocopter BK117 helicopters in front of event attendees and dozens of... Read more

Universal City pilot earns recognition with Air Evac

Universal City pilot earns recognition with Air Evac

23-Sep-2010Source: San Antonio Business Journal

Universal City resident and San Marcos pilot Joel Ekeland was recently recognized for having completed 1,000 flights with Air Evac Lifeteam.... Read more

Sikorsky X2 Technologyâ„¢ demonstrator reaches 250 knot milestone

Sikorsky X2 Technologyâ„¢ demonstrator reaches 250 knot milestone

16-Sep-2010Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.’s X2 TechnologyTM demonstrator today successfully achieved a speed of 250 knots true air speed in level flight at the Sikorsky Development Flight Center, accomplishing the program’s ultimate speed milestone. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The speed, reached during a 1.1-hour flight, is an unofficial speed record for a... Read more

Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance celebrates 9,000th mission milestone

Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance celebrates 9,000th mission milestone

8-Sep-2010Source: WNAA

On 2nd September 2010 local Air Ambulance Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) attended their 9,000th mission since the service began in 2003. Dominic Tolley, Director of Air Operations commented, “9,000 missions is quite a milestone and illustrates what a vital, well used service WNAA provides. I feel proud that I am part of a... Read more

HeliHub.com files 6,000th story in 19 months

HeliHub.com files 6,000th story in 19 months

6-Sep-2010Source: HeliHub.com

In the last week, the 6,000th news story has been filed on HeliHub.com – no mean feat from starting in mid February 2009 in the week of the annual HAI Heli-Expo.  This equates to an average of 74 stories per week, a good deal more than any other helicopter industry news source.  The HeliHub.com team... Read more

Air Comm delivers 1000th Black Hawk cabin heating system

Air Comm delivers 1000th Black Hawk cabin heating system

1-Sep-2010Source: Air Comm

Air Comm Corp. next delivered its 1,000th BLACK HAWK helicopter cabin heating system to Sikorsky Aircraft in August. Weighing in at just 16.5 pounds, the BLACK HAWK heating systems are warming the cabins of helicopters flown by active U.S. Army and National Guard units worldwide. Members of the elite 101st Airborne, who had operated the... Read more

Canadian Forces’ Cormorants pass 40,000 fleet hours

Canadian Forces’ Cormorants pass 40,000 fleet hours

18-Aug-2010

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to congratulate the Canadian Forces on achieving the benchmark of 40,000 operating hours with its fleet of AW101 search and rescue mid/heavy helicopters. The Canadian Forces has 14 of the helicopters designated the CH-149 “Cormorant” which entered service between 2000 and 2002. The Canadian Forces have a higher flying... Read more

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