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Enloe’s FlightCare Celebrates 25 Years Of Service

Enloe’s FlightCare Celebrates 25 Years Of Service

10-Aug-2010Source: KHSL

Enloe’s FlightCare is reaching new heights. The service has now been in operation for 25 years!... Read more

Sikorsky thanks PremiAir for 30 years support

Sikorsky thanks PremiAir for 30 years support

2-Aug-2010Source: PremiAir

PremiAir was delighted to receive a visit from Sikorsky President Jeffrey Pino to the company’s Blackbushe Airport, Surrey, helicopter maintenance base during Farnborough Airshow week. Mr. Pino, who is a retired U.S. Army Master Aviator and is type-rated on several Sikorsky aircraft including the S-76®, took time out from his busy show schedule to visit... Read more

Eurocopter Tiger completes 1,000 hours in Afghanistan ops

Eurocopter Tiger completes 1,000 hours in Afghanistan ops

30-Jul-2010Source: Eurocopter

The EC665 Tiger HAP (combat support) helicopter received its operational certification from NATO for the Afghan theater of operations in August 2009, just seven months after the final operational standard qualification was issued by government agencies in December 2008.  The fleet of three EC665 Tiger HAPs, operated by the French Army’s 5th Combat Helicopter Regiment,... Read more

Arrius 2B engines complete 200,000 flight hours on OAMTC fleet

Arrius 2B engines complete 200,000 flight hours on OAMTC fleet

23-Jul-2010Source: Turbomeca

The Arrius 2B engines, powering the 27 ÖAMTC’s EC 135T helicopters, clock up today 200,000 flight hours. These twin engine-helicopters’ missions, EMS type, have very important operational constraints. “This is an important milestone for our EC 135T fleet, which 100% of it is equipped with the Arrius 2B engine, as our entire fleet is powered... Read more

Boeing rolls out 100th CH-47F Chinook

Boeing rolls out 100th CH-47F Chinook

22-Jul-2010Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] on July 22 will celebrate the 100th CH-47F Chinook helicopter built at the company’s Ridley Township facility. “This is an incredible milestone,” said Leanne Caret, Boeing vice president, H-47 Programs. “More than 2,000 Boeing employees work on the Chinook program, and they all share in this exceptional accomplishment with the rest of... Read more

CHC AW139 fleet leader breaks 5,000 hours milestone

CHC AW139 fleet leader breaks 5,000 hours milestone

21-Jul-2010Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that an AW139 medium twin helicopter operated in the Netherlands by the CHC Helicopter group of companies is the first to achieve the milestone of 5,000 flying hours. CHC is the largest AW139 operator worldwide with 34 units in service or on order. CHC introduced the AW139... Read more

Sikorsky delivers 200th UH-60M to US Army

Sikorsky delivers 200th UH-60M to US Army

21-Jul-2010Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today the delivery of the 200th UH/HH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopter to the U.S. Army. Sikorsky is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company. With a new airframe, avionics and propulsion system, the UH-60M and HH-60M helicopters are the latest and most modern in a series of BLACK HAWK variants that Sikorsky has... Read more

Portuguese AW101 fleet achieves combined 10,000 flying hours

Portuguese AW101 fleet achieves combined 10,000 flying hours

17-Jul-2010Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, congratulates the Portuguese Air Force (PoAF) on achieving the milestone of 10,000 flying hours with its AW101 medium/heavy three engine helicopter fleet whilst performing search and rescue and fishery protection duties. This achievement was celebrated last Friday at Montijo Air Base, where the Portuguese AW101 fleet is based. General Araújo, the... Read more

NZ rescue helicopter duo reach milestone

NZ rescue helicopter duo reach milestone

29-Jun-2010Source: TVNZ

The high-flying duo many people have to thank for saving their lives have reached a special milestone. Bruce Kerr and Ernie Bryant have just completed their 2,000th mission on Auckland’s Westpac Rescue Helicopter... Read more

Italian military helicopter school celebrates 50 years

Italian military helicopter school celebrates 50 years

1-Jun-2010

Since its formation in 1960, the School has achieved 423,884 flying hours and trained 4,330 pilots – not only for the Italian Air Force, but also for their Navy, Army, Carabinieri, Finance, Police, State Forestry and Fire Departments.... Read more

Life Star celebrating its 25th anniversary

Life Star celebrating its 25th anniversary

28-May-2010Source: Republican American

Approximately 1,150 patients are transported each year by Life Star to hospitals across Connecticut and in New England. The service will mark its 25th anniversary June 18.... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance celebrates 16,000 missions

Devon Air Ambulance celebrates 16,000 missions

25-May-2010Source: BBC

Devon Air Ambulance is celebrating flying its 16,000th mission across the county. The rescue helicopter was called to Broadwoodkelly at about 1120 BST on Saturday to rescue a lady who had fallen and required hospital treatment.... Read more

Kaman Delivers 500th H-60 Cockpit to Sikorsky

Kaman Delivers 500th H-60 Cockpit to Sikorsky

4-May-2010Source: Kaman

Kaman Aerostructures has recently delivered its 500th H-60 helicopter cockpit to Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The milestone UH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopter cockpit will be incorporated into an airframe which will undergo final assembly at Sikorsky’s Bridgeport, Conn. facility for delivery to the U.S. Army. Delivery of Kaman’s 500th H-60... Read more

German Army celebrate 50,000 hours with Eurocopter EC135 fleet

German Army celebrate 50,000 hours with Eurocopter EC135 fleet

22-Mar-2010Source: Flug Revue

The EC135 helicopter fleet at the Army Aviation Training School in Bückeburg has achieved since 2000, the number of 50,000 flight hours.... Read more

Iraqi Air Force helicopter medevac system reaches major milestone

Iraqi Air Force helicopter medevac system reaches major milestone

14-Mar-2010Source: United States Forces - Iraq

BAGHDAD – The Iraqi Air Force helicopter medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) system reached a major milestone March 7 as parliamentary elections were underway. For the first time an Iraqi MEDEVAC crew was there to provide point-of-injury care at the scene of a medical emergency. Since its rebirth in late 2004, the Iraqi Air Force had used... Read more

MD Helicopters’ NOTAR fleet clocks 1,000,000 flight hours

MD Helicopters’ NOTAR fleet clocks 1,000,000 flight hours

22-Feb-2010Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) today announced its fleet of NOTAR helicopters have clocked more than 1,000,000 flight hours since MDHI’s exclusive NOTAR anti-torque technology was introduced in 1991. MD Helicopters’ MD 520N, MD 600N and MD Explorer helicopters use and validate this technology. “NOTAR continues to perform to expectation and this is a significant milestone,”... Read more

Sikorsky S-92® Fleet Reaches 200,000 Flight Hour Milestone

Sikorsky S-92® Fleet Reaches 200,000 Flight Hour Milestone

22-Feb-2010Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft’s S-92® helicopter fleet recently passed 200,000 total flight hours, the company announced today at the Heli-Expo exhibition. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The first production S-92 helicopter was delivered in late 2004. There are now 105 S-92 helicopters in operation in 21 countries around the world. Helicopters in demanding... Read more

Eurocopter’s Super Puma/Cougar/EC225 Family reaches 4,000,000 flight hours

Eurocopter’s Super Puma/Cougar/EC225 Family reaches 4,000,000 flight hours

17-Feb-2010Source: Eurocopter

Eurocopter’s heavy-duty family of helicopters, the AS332 Super Puma/AS532 Cougar and their latest-generation derivatives, the EC225/EC725, have accumulated a total of four million flight hours in service. To date, 740 civil and military variants of this product family are in service with customers around the world, mostly serving in offshore oil and gas services in... Read more

Lieutenant Commander from 750 NAS clocks up 7,000 hours

Lieutenant Commander from 750 NAS clocks up 7,000 hours

3-Feb-2010Source: Royal Navy

One of the Royal Navy pilots at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose has clocked up more than 7000 hours in the air.  Lieutenant Commander Nick Lee of 750 Naval Air Squadron passed that milestone recently and received a congratulatory cake from Lieutenant Commander Nick Armstrong, the Commanding Officer of the Squadron, to mark the occasion.... Read more

Still flying high after 5,000 Hours bolted to the ground

Still flying high after 5,000 Hours bolted to the ground

29-Jan-2010Source: Royal Navy

Lietenant Commander Gordon Cook Royal Navy, the Officer Commanding the Lynx Simulator based at RNAS Yeovilton, has recently clocked up 5,000 flying hours over his long and varied Naval career. Lt Cdr Gordon ‘Gordo’ Cook, who lives in Weymouth, joined the Navy as an Observer in February 1985 and after successful completion of flying training... Read more

Spanish medevac helicopters reach 3,000 flying hours in Afghanistan

Spanish medevac helicopters reach 3,000 flying hours in Afghanistan

6-Jan-2010Source: Rotorhub

Spanish medical evacuation helicopters have marked a milestone 3,000 flying hours in Afghanistan.... Read more

West Yorkshire Police celebrate 20 years in the air

West Yorkshire Police celebrate 20 years in the air

24-Dec-2009Source: Yorkshire Evening Post

West Yorkshire Police is celebrating 20 years of using one of its most effective weapons in the war on crime.... Read more

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance flies its 2,000th mission

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance flies its 2,000th mission

23-Dec-2009Source: Salisbury Journal

THE Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance has flown its 2000th mission, even though it has only been running for two and a half years.... Read more

Royal Norwegian Air Force mark 100,000 hours with Bell 412 fleet

Royal Norwegian Air Force mark 100,000 hours with Bell 412 fleet

21-Dec-2009Source: Forsvaret

Three helicopters at Bardufoss Air Station and three computers in Maymana, highlighted that the Armed Forces Bell 412 has flown 100 ,000 hours.... Read more

Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter clocks up 6000th mission

Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter clocks up 6000th mission

20-Nov-2009Source: Northern Star

WHEN a cardiac patient needed to be transferred to Brisbane yesterday, he became the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter’s 6000th mission.  And just as the rescue helicopter clocked up 6000 trips, new pilot Tom Hulse was aboard on his very first flight with the organisation.... Read more

FLIR to Deliver 100,000th Infrared Camera in Tucson, AZ

FLIR to Deliver 100,000th Infrared Camera in Tucson, AZ

5-Nov-2009Source: FLIR Systems

FLIR Systems announces the delivery of its 100,000th commercial-use infrared camera. The FLIR thermal imager was sold by distributor Professional Equipment to Bob the Inspector, Inc. in Green Valley, AZ.... Read more

PZL-Swidnik Deliver 1000th Airframe To AgustaWestland

PZL-Swidnik Deliver 1000th Airframe To AgustaWestland

27-Oct-2009Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced that Polish helicopter manufacturer PZL-Åšwidnik delivered the 1,000th fuselage to AgustaWestland during an official ceremony held today in Åšwidnik, marking 13 years of successful co-operation between the two companies... Read more

Maverick Helicopters EC130 fleet surpasses 100,000 flight hours

Maverick Helicopters EC130 fleet surpasses 100,000 flight hours

24-Sep-2009Source: American Eurocopter

At an event today on the campus of Maverick Helicopters, a Nevada-based charter and aerial tour operator and the largest EC130 operator in the world, Marc Paganini, President and CEO of American Eurocopter, was on hand to celebrate an impressive accomplishment with the Maverick team, as the company has surpassed the 100,000 flight hour milestone... Read more

St. Vincent marks 30th year of helicopter air ambulance

St. Vincent marks 30th year of helicopter air ambulance

21-Sep-2009Source: Billings Gazette

St. Vincent Healthcare’s HELP Flight helicopter has rescued hundreds of injured and sick people, including Gulbraa, from mountaintops, highways and barnyards across south-central Montana and northern Wyoming.... Read more

Whiting Field celebrates helicopter milestone

Whiting Field celebrates helicopter milestone

9-Sep-2009Source: Santa Rosa Press Gazette

Tuesday NAS Whiting Field and Training Air Wing FIVE reached a milestone for contract maintenance.Cmdr. Michael Fisher, Commander of HT-8 and three others logged the milestone of 2,000,000 flight hours at Whiting Field under contract maintenance.... Read more

DRF base at Zwickau completes 22,000th rescue

DRF base at Zwickau completes 22,000th rescue

4-Sep-2009Source: DRF

the Zwickau station provided the DRF air rescue their 22,000th Rescue operation. The crew just completed an assignment in Bad Neustadt from when the control center of Schweinfurt emergency alerted to a child.... Read more

RAF Boulmer Airman Clocks up 10,000 Sea King Hours

RAF Boulmer Airman Clocks up 10,000 Sea King Hours

20-Aug-2009Source: RAF

An RAF Boulmer Search and Rescue Radar/Winch Operator has reached a momentous milestone in his career, recording 10,000 flying hours in a Sea King helicopter.... Read more

Garmin® Celebrates the Delivery of the 100,000th GNS 400/500 Series Product

Garmin® Celebrates the Delivery of the 100,000th GNS 400/500 Series Product

30-Jul-2009Source: Garmin

It is estimated that Garmin’s 400/500 series avionics have been installed on approximately half of all U.S. single and twin-engine piston and turbine aircraft, which makes it among the most popular avionics of all time.... Read more

Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance flies 11,000th mission

Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance flies 11,000th mission

6-Jul-2009Source: TVAC

It has been a month of landmarks for the Air Ambulance which serves Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, as the charitable trust that funds the operation recently celebrated its 10th anniversary... Read more

US Naval Aviation Pins 30,000th Helicopter Pilot

US Naval Aviation Pins 30,000th Helicopter Pilot

30-Jun-2009Source: Soldier of Fortune

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HeliHub.com reports 2,000 helicopter industry news stories in just four months

HeliHub.com reports 2,000 helicopter industry news stories in just four months

24-Jun-2009Source: HeliHub.com

Miami, FL – 24 June 2009 – Helihub.com got off to a great start, reporting its first 2,000 news stories in just four months from its mid-February launch.  The milestone story was filed during our reporting of the Paris Air Show last week, and is believed to make Helihub.com the world’s leading source for helicopter... Read more

Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance to toast 10 successful years

Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance to toast 10 successful years

5-Jun-2009Source: Advertiser

Since they began operating in the region in 1999 they have flown more than 11,000 missions and will be hosting a party in Cookham on June 14.... Read more

Stornoway Coastguard Sikorsky S92 reaches operational milestone

Stornoway Coastguard Sikorsky S92 reaches operational milestone

27-May-2009Source: Rotorhub

First UK Coastguard to exceed 1,000 flight hours... Read more

UH-72A Lakota Surpasses 10,000 Flight-Hour Milestone in U.S. Army Service

UH-72A Lakota Surpasses 10,000 Flight-Hour Milestone in U.S. Army Service

26-Mar-2009Source: EADS

The U.S. Army’s growing fleet of UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters has passed the 10,000 flight-hour milestone, demonstrating the aircrafts’ mission performance and reliability in operations throughout the United States.... Read more

'Loose bolt' grounding spoils V-22 milestone

'Loose bolt' grounding spoils V-22 milestone

26-Mar-2009Source: Flightglobal

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Devon Air Ambulance Paramedic Flies 1000th Mission

Devon Air Ambulance Paramedic Flies 1000th Mission

4-Mar-2009Source: Devon Air Ambulance

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Blue Hawaiian fleet lead EC130 passes 10,000 flight hours

Blue Hawaiian fleet lead EC130 passes 10,000 flight hours

22-Feb-2009Source: American Eurocopter

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