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Survitec launches new Emergency Breathing System for helicopter ops

Survitec launches new Emergency Breathing System for helicopter ops

A new compressed air Emergency Breathing System (EBS) for offshore helicopter passengers and crew introduced by Survitec has been designed to offer personnel a greater chance of survival in a water impact scenario. Survitec’s new bespoke Category A EBS has already been integrated into the company’s Halo aviation lifejacket and can be deployed in a… Read more »

Source: Survitec, 04-Dec-20

Man charged after UK police helicopter struck by laser

Man charged after UK police helicopter struck by laser

A man will appear in court in the new year after being charged in connection with a laser strike on a police helicopter. The National Police Air Service were assisting officers in south Bristol searching for a vulnerable missing man when the incident was reported at about 8.20pm on Wednesday 18 November. The man was… Read more »

Source: ASP, 04-Dec-20

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EASA Rotorcraft Symposium – technical publications now available

EASA Rotorcraft Symposium – technical publications now available

We have just posted ten technical presentations ready for you to look through in advance of the EASA Rotorcraft Symposium next week. This allows you to ask questions on the content ahead of the live session, which will take place on December 9, 2020 from 14:00 CET to 16:00 CET, so we can use the… Read more »

Source: EASA, 04-Dec-20

US Army studies eVTOL acoustics in the quest for silent helicopters

US Army studies eVTOL acoustics in the quest for silent helicopters

The US Army is working to better understand the acoustic properties of eVTOL aircraft and co-axial rotors as part of efforts to design quieter, stealthier helicopters.

Source: New Atlas, 04-Dec-20

Bell Wins Popular Science “Best of What’s New in Aerospace” Award

Bell Wins Popular Science “Best of What’s New in Aerospace” Award

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that Popular Sciencerecognized Bell’s Electrically Distributed Anti-Torque (EDAT) innovation as the winner of its “Best of What’s New Award” in the Aerospace category for 2020. This marks the third consecutive year Bell has won Popular Science’s “Best of What’s New Award” in the Aerospace category…. Read more »

Source: Bell, 04-Dec-20

MD Helicopters Secures $34 Million Army Contract

MD Helicopters Secures $34 Million Army Contract

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces an agreement with the U.S. Army worth about $34 million to provide logistics support for the Afghanistan Air Force MD 530F Cayuse Warrior light attack and reconnaissance helicopter fleet. The deal is a continuation of MDHI’s contractor logistics support (CLS) with the U.S. Army and Multi-National Aviation Special Project Office (MASPO)… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 04-Dec-20

New helipad opens at Groves Memorial Community Hospital

New helipad opens at Groves Memorial Community Hospital

The helipad at the new Groves Memorial Community Hospital (GMCH) here is now open.

Source: Wellington Advertiser, 04-Dec-20

Melfort hospital helipad complete

Melfort hospital helipad complete

The helipad at the Melfort hospital is done and has been certified by Transport Canada, the City announced on December 1.

Source: Melfort Journal, 04-Dec-20

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Italian Air Force enhances emergency response and homeland security capabilities

Italian Air Force enhances emergency response and homeland security capabilities

Leonardo has announced today the recent delivery of the first HH-139B twin engine helicopter to the Italian Air Force, a customised variant of the bestselling AW139 platform, from its facility based in Vergiate. The aircraft is the first of 17 HH-139Bs and deliveries are expected to be completed by 2021, in order to further strengthen… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 04-Dec-20

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Air Methods donates AS350B2 to Mercy Air Africa

Air Methods donates AS350B2 to Mercy Air Africa

Air Methods, a leading air medical service in the U.S., announced today that it has donated an Airbus AS350B2 helicopter to southern Africa-based humanitarian relief organization, Mercy Air Africa. The nonprofit was founded in 1991 to provide private flight support for nongovernmental organizations serving in the southern region of Africa. Matthias Reuter, Director of Mercy… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 03-Dec-20

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ITT Enidine selected as partner for Bell 360 program

ITT Enidine selected as partner for Bell 360 program

ITT Inc.’s (NYSE: ITT) Enidine brand announces its teaming arrangement with leading aerospace manufacturer Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, to produce passive vibration control technology for the Bell 360 Invictus. Enidine joins eight other elite aerospace teammates in Bell’s mission to submit the Bell 360 competitive prototype to the U.S. Army’s… Read more »

Source: ITT Enidine, 03-Dec-20

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PS Engineering responds to customer requests with latest PAC45J audio controller

PS Engineering responds to customer requests with latest PAC45J audio controller

Since the invention of the first widget, every innovation has been greeted with two statements, “That’s wonderful,’ followed by “Can you make it bigger, faster, do this or that?”. The same is true of PS Engineering’s innovative and successful PAC45-series. The PAC45 in 2017, but more control heads and inputs were wanted, so the PAC45… Read more »

Source: PS Engineering, 03-Dec-20

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Bell Opens Global Commercial Business Center

Bell Opens Global Commercial Business Center

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the opening of the Bell Commercial Business Center (CBC). The new facility will be located at 4151 Amon Carter Boulevard, a former American Airlines building approximately seven miles away from both Bell’s Headquarters and the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Beginning in November 2020, Bell’s CBC will… Read more »

Source: Bell, 03-Dec-20

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GKN Aerospace promotes its role in German NH90 order

GKN Aerospace promotes its role in German NH90 order

NHIndustries and NAHEMA, acting as the Contracting Authority on behalf of the German Bundeswehr, have signed the contract for the procurement of 31 NH90 helicopters for shipborne operations. The contract brings the total order book to 597 rotorcraft. The purchase of the helicopters strengthens GKN Aerospace’s leadership position in the defence industry today and reinforces… Read more »

Source: GKN Aerospace, 02-Dec-20

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NZ helicopter operator charged over volcano tourist health and safety

NZ helicopter operator charged over volcano tourist health and safety

New Zealand helicopter operator Volcanic Air has confirmed that they are one of the 13 parties that has been charged by WorkSafe – the country’s Health & Safety watchdog – but at the stage that article was written, they had not been advised of the details.  [Ed] Worksafe’s press release:- WorkSafe New Zealand today filed charges… Read more »

Source: WorkSafe, 02-Dec-20

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Korean Air extends USMC H-53 APAC maintenance contract

Korean Air extends USMC H-53 APAC maintenance contract

Korean Air recently won an order from the US Department of Defense for the maintenance of H-53E large helicopters deployed in Asia-Pacific for 9 years from December 2020 to May 2029. The total business size is around 150 billion won (approx US$136M, Ed) The maintenance projects that Korean Air will perform include inspection, replacement and repair… Read more »

Source: Korean Air, 02-Dec-20

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Aviation Data Solutions launches unique software solutions for operators and handling agents

Aviation Data Solutions launches unique software solutions for operators and handling agents

Aviation Data Solutions (ADS) led by founder and Managing Director Adrian Parsons, is launching its unique Airport Pricing Calculator (APC) and Handling Pricing Manager (HPM) platforms on 14 December. Following nearly three years of development, both platforms are currently undergoing beta testing with a select group of bizav operators and handling agents in the UK… Read more »

Source: Aviation Data Solutions, 02-Dec-20

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ConnectSkies agency champions ‘green’ helicopters

ConnectSkies agency champions ‘green’ helicopters

ConnectSkies, a new sustainable sales agency formed to help future aircraft owners, corporations, governments and investors make informed decisions on aircraft acquisitions – rating them on their green credentials, launches today.   www.ConnectSkies.com .  It is the creation of Gabriella Somerville, founder and former CEO of private aircraft charter and aircraft sales specialist, ConnectJets . ConnectSkies will also work with… Read more »

Source: ConnectSkies, 02-Dec-20

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Transport Canada strengthens ELT requirements

Transport Canada strengthens ELT requirements

The Government of Canada has reached another milestone in its commitment to improving the safety of Canada’s air transportation sector by modernizing and strengthening regulations. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, announced changes to the Canadian Aviation Regulations to mandate the use of digital emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) onboard aircraft flying in Canada. The… Read more »

Source: Transport Canada, 02-Dec-20

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GKN wins Boeing silver award for AH-64 and CH-47 program work

GKN wins Boeing silver award for AH-64 and CH-47 program work

GKN Aerospace have announced that it has received a 2019 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. The GKN Aerospace sites of Hoogeveen and Papendrecht in The Netherlands maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period supporting… Read more »

Source: GKN Aerospace, 02-Dec-20

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Edmonton Police take delivery of new Airbus H125

Edmonton Police take delivery of new Airbus H125

The new Airbus H125 helicopter is the same make and model as AIR-1, the EPS’s other helicopter, and will replace an EC120 model that is no longer being manufactured. A fleet consisting of the same aircraft type allows for efficiencies in training and maintenance, as the aircrew do not need to be trained on two… Read more »

Source: Eagle Copters, 02-Dec-20

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South Korea certifies the VK-2500PS-03 engine for the Mi-171A2

South Korea certifies the VK-2500PS-03 engine for the Mi-171A2

The United Engine Corporation VK-2500PS-03 engine for the Mi-171A2 civilian helicopter has been certified in South Korea. Validation of the type certificate will allow to start deliveries of units manufactured by UEC Klimov to this country. The obtained permit means that the engine fully complies with the requirements of the state aviation regulations of the… Read more »

Source: UEC Klimov, 02-Dec-20

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Wales Air Ambulance starts 24×7 ops

Wales Air Ambulance starts 24×7 ops

The Wales Air Ambulance has achieved its ambition to become a 24/7 service thanks to the donations from the people of Wales. The Charity, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2021, will start operating an overnight helicopter from Tuesday, 1 December. The cost of running the helicopters during the day currently stands at £6.5… Read more »

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 02-Dec-20

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DynCorp extends CalFire support contract

DynCorp extends CalFire support contract

DynCorp International (DI) has been awarded a new contract to continue supporting the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) aviation program. The program works as an invaluable teammate to suppress and control wildfires. Work will be performed at McClellan Park in Sacramento, California and aircraft are deployed across 13 air tactical and… Read more »

Source: DynCorp International, 02-Dec-20

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Germany procures 31 NH90s for Navy role

Germany procures 31 NH90s for Navy role

NHIndustries and NAHEMA, on behalf of the Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support of the German Armed Forces (BAAINBw) signed the contract for the acquisition of the helicopters, related support services and training on November 26th, 2020. The Sea Tiger will represent the German configuration of the NH90 NFH helicopter and will… Read more »

Source: NHI, 02-Dec-20

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NASA Begins Flight Testing Campaign for Future Airspace Mobility

NASA Begins Flight Testing Campaign for Future Airspace Mobility

Imagine air taxis, drones, cargo transports and package delivery services working in harmony in the National Airspace System with piloted aircraft. That’s a vision NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) National Campaign and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are working to achieve. Over the next decade, the National Campaign will be researching, executing flight demonstrations, and… Read more »

Source: NASA, 02-Dec-20

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EASA Approves HTC Blades for Bell Huey

EASA Approves HTC Blades for Bell Huey

Helicopter Technology Company (HTC) is pleased to announce approval of supplemental type certificate 10073531 for the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This certificate/approval is issued by EASA, acting in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 on behalf of the European Union, its member states and of the European third countries that participate in the activities… Read more »

Source: HTC, 02-Dec-20

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Philippine Navy completes vertrep exercise with AW109

Philippine Navy completes vertrep exercise with AW109

Participating Philippine Navy (PN) units in this year’s Joint Exercise “DAGIT PA” on Monday have successfully completed a so-called “vertical replenishment” (vertrep) exercise involving an AgustaWestland AW-109 naval helicopter and strategic sealift vessel, BRP Tarlac (LD-601).  See video “DAGIT-PA” stands for “Dagat-Langit-Lupa” and is a unilateral exercise that aims to further enhance the joint force… Read more »

Source: PNA, 02-Dec-20

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Milestone delivers first S92 to Caverton Helicopters

Milestone delivers first S92 to Caverton Helicopters

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), a GECAS company and the global leader in helicopter leasing, announces that it has recently delivered a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter to Caverton Helicopters Limited (“Caverton”). This marks the first S-92 to be operated by Caverton and the first to be operated by a wholly locally-owned African company. The deal… Read more »

Source: Milestone, 02-Dec-20

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FAA approves five-blade Airbus H145

FAA approves five-blade Airbus H145

The new five-bladed H145 helicopter has received its certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This type certification covers the full range of capabilities, including single-pilot instrument flight rules (IFR) and single engine operations (Cat.A/VTOL), along with night vision goggle capability. This newest version of the H145 family received EASA certification this past summer… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 01-Dec-20

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EASA issues 3rd edition of Helicopter Flight Instructor Guide

EASA issues 3rd edition of Helicopter Flight Instructor Guide

This is the third edition of the Rotorcraft Flight Instructor Guide, now badged as an EASA and Together4Safety document for the first time. The guide was initially developed by the European Helicopter Safety Team (EHEST) based on the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Flight Instructor Manual (Helicopter). CASA has kindly made this manual freely… Read more »

Source: EASA, 01-Dec-20

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HAI determined that Heli-Expo 2021 will be live, not virtual

HAI determined that Heli-Expo 2021 will be live, not virtual

HAI HELI-EXPO 2021 is just four months away, and the HAI staff is deep into preparations to ensure attendees and exhibitors have a safe, healthy, and successful show. The world’s largest helicopter-oriented event, HAI HELI-EXPO 2021 will be held March 22–25 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The exhibit hall will… Read more »

Source: HAI, 01-Dec-20

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MD Helicopters completes another MD500E conversion to MD530F

MD Helicopters completes another MD500E conversion to MD530F

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) has completed a contract to upgrade an MD 500E helicopter to an FAA-certified MD 530F model aircraft as part of MDHI’s long standing E-to-F conversion program. “The E-to-F conversion program follows a strict, FAA-approved process,” says Nick Nenadovic, Vice President of Aftermarket and Customer Support for MD Helicopters, Inc. “Over eight to… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 01-Dec-20

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Thales and StandardAero mark first flight of 4-axis autopilot for Airbus AS350 and H125

Thales and StandardAero mark first flight of 4-axis autopilot for Airbus AS350 and H125

Thales and StandardAero have announced the successful first flight test of a revolutionary compact autopilot system that will bring Airbus AS350 and H125 helicopters into a new era of performance and safety.  The achievement of this key milestone lays the groundwork for this important phase of the Supplemental Type Certification (STC) process and the launch… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 01-Dec-20

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Brazil’s Federal Highway Police orders six AW119s

Brazil’s Federal Highway Police orders six AW119s

Leonardo announced today that the Polícia Rodoviária Federal (PRF) of Brazil will introduce into service six AW119Kx single engine helicopters. The first aircraft is expected to be introduced in Brazil beginning next year, with the delivery of the remainder helicopters to the operator planned to be completed by mid-2021. The AW119Kxs will be operated by… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 01-Dec-20

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Elbit win $96M Contract for a Rotary-Wing Mission Training Center

Elbit win $96M Contract for a Rotary-Wing Mission Training Center

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT, TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems” or “the Company”) announced that it was awarded a contract valued at approximately $96 million to supply a European country with a Rotary-Wing Mission Training Center (“Rotary-Wing MTC”) and support services to train its Air Force, Army and Navy helicopter pilots and crews. The contract will… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 01-Dec-20

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Leonardo to add extra baggage pod to AW189

Leonardo to add extra baggage pod to AW189

One of the AW189 development aircraft was noted last week with a new feature at the rear of its fuselage.   Leonardo have confirmed to HeliHub.com that they are test flying a “rear pod”, to provide additional storage/baggage capabilities of up to 7-10 bags. The kit is aimed at offshore operators, ) for the AW189 super medium,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Nov-20

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Bell Boeing awarded $12M contract to modify the V-22 of Japan

Bell Boeing awarded $12M contract to modify the V-22 of Japan

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a $12,861,992 modification (P00004) to cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price order N00019-20-F-0315 against previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-17-G-0002.  This modification exercises options to modify the V-22 aircraft to the government of Japan’s unique configuration requirements.  Additionally, the modification exercises options for the production and delivery of nine… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 27-Nov-20

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Thames Valley Air Ambulance buy new helmets

Thames Valley Air Ambulance buy new helmets

We are all aware of the fantastic life-saving work carried out by the UK’s Air Ambulances when there’s a life-threatening injury or medical emergency. Thames Valley Air Ambulance (TVAA) is no exception, relying on the skill and bravery of its team of doctors and critical care paramedics – some of the most highly skilled pre-hospital… Read more »

Source: Thames Valley Air Ambulance, 27-Nov-20

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Bell Boeing awarded $188M contract for logistics and engineering support for the V-22 platform

Bell Boeing awarded $188M contract for logistics and engineering support for the V-22 platform

The Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, California, Maryland, has been awarded a maximum $188,572,655 modification (P00010) exercising the second one-year option period of a one-year base contract (SPRPA1-17-D-009U) with four one-year option periods for performance-based logistics and engineering support for the V-22 platform.  This is a firm-fixed-price requirements contract.  Locations of performance are Maryland, Texas… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 27-Nov-20

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Mornington Sanford Aviation adds EASA Part 147 approval for Robinson maintenance training

Mornington Sanford Aviation adds EASA Part 147 approval for Robinson maintenance training

In readiness for the UK formally leaving the European Union on 1st January 2021 (BREXIT), Mornington Sanford Aviation Training Ltd. are delighted to announce that they have gained EASA Part 147 Third Country Approval for their Robinson Helicopter Type Training Capabilities. The approval is issued under the EASA Third Country Approval and will allow us… Read more »

Source: Mornington Sanford Aviation, 26-Nov-20

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Savback Helicopters opens in the UK

Savback Helicopters opens in the UK

Savback Helicopters AB is pleased to be establishing a presence in the UK for the first time with the appointment of Rick Andrew as Commercial Director, effective immediately. Rick joins the family-owned business from Sloane Helicopters, the long established Robinson and Leonardo Helicopters UK sales distributor. Rick was close to the Robinson helicopter community in… Read more »

Source: Savback Helicopters, 26-Nov-20

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CNC deploys new mission suite for Texas DPS Airbus H125

CNC deploys new mission suite for Texas DPS Airbus H125

CNC Technologies announced it has deployed a new, state-of-the-art airborne mission suite for the Texas Department of Public Safety’s recently acquired Airbus H125 helicopter. Working with aviation and completion services firm Metro Aviation on the assignment, CNC led development and design of the new system and will provide ongoing training and 24/7 support. The new… Read more »

Source: CNC Technologies, 26-Nov-20

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Philippine National Police to deploy two H125s in Davao Region

Philippine National Police to deploy two H125s in Davao Region

Two H 125 helicopters will be stationed in Davao Region next year, a police official said Monday. Police Maj. Eudisan Gultiano, spokesperson of Police Regional Office in Region 11 (PRO-11), told the Philippine News Agency that the two units can be expected in February 2021. Brig. Gen. Filmore Escobal, PRO-11 director, said the deployment is… Read more »

Source: Republic of Philippines, 26-Nov-20

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Garmin adds new eLearning courses for G1000H NXi integrated flight deck

Garmin adds new eLearning courses for G1000H NXi integrated flight deck

Garmin® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., is pleased to announce two new eLearning training courses for the G1000® NXi, as well as two separate eLearning courses for the G1000H NXi integrated flight deck for helicopters. These training courses are available in a virtual eLearning format allowing pilots to learn at their own pace, with the… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 26-Nov-20

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Air Methods settles claim over severely corroded parts

Air Methods settles claim over severely corroded parts

United States Attorney Jason R. Dunn announced that Air Methods Corporation has agreed to pay $825,000 to settle a civil case alleging that the company violated Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) regulations by operating an emergency-services helicopter with severely corroded pitot tubes. Pitot tubes are components of the pressure measurement system used to determine airspeed. If… Read more »

Source: US Dept of Justice, 26-Nov-20

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EHang completes Korean demo tour

EHang completes Korean demo tour

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company announced that its two-seater passenger-grade AAV, EHang 216 has completed its maiden flights in three Korean locations – Seoul, Daegu, and Jeju Island. This flight tour signifies the starting point to explore the UAM market in… Read more »

Source: EHang, 26-Nov-20

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Tangent Link Announces Presentations for Aerial Firefighting Europe

Tangent Link Announces Presentations for Aerial Firefighting Europe

Aerial Firefighting Europe is scheduled to take place on 27 – 28 April 2021 in Nîmes, France with full support from Sécurité Civile. In light of the ongoing challenges surrounding COVID-19, the two-day conference agenda will take the format of showcase theatres and each will cover a specific theme. The program will discuss the challenges faced… Read more »

Source: Tangent Link, 26-Nov-20

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Rheinland Air Service Appointed as the First German Dealer for the Bell 505

Rheinland Air Service Appointed as the First German Dealer for the Bell 505

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, appointed Rheinland Air Service GmbH (RAS) the first German dealer for the Bell 505. Approaching 50 years of business aviation experience, RAS is a proven provider of expert aviation sales and service. “We are pleased to announce RAS as Bell’s first authorized 505 dealership for Germany,”… Read more »

Source: Bell, 26-Nov-20

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CAE to acquire TRU Simulation + Training Canada Inc

CAE to acquire TRU Simulation + Training Canada Inc

CAE announced that it has concluded a conditional agreement with Textron (NYSE: TXT) to acquire TRU Simulation + Training Canada Inc. (TRU Canada) for a cash consideration of approximately US$40 million, excluding post-closing adjustments. The closing of the transaction is subject to customary conditions and regulatory approvals. The acquisition of TRU Canada expands CAE’s global… Read more »

Source: CAE, 26-Nov-20

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Penzance Helicopters cancels schedules for over three months

Penzance Helicopters cancels schedules for over three months

The helicopter link between Penzance Heliport on the the south west tip of the UK, and the Isles of Scilly, some 25 miles further south west, has been suspended due to the pandemic. Penzance Helicopters has announced all flights to Tresco and St Mary’s from Penzance Heliport have been cancelled until the spring 2021. The… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Nov-20

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Bell appoints first 505 dealer in Germany

Bell appoints first 505 dealer in Germany

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, appointed Rheinland Air Service GmbH (RAS) the first German dealer for the Bell 505. Approaching 50 years of business aviation experience, RAS is a proven provider of expert aviation sales and service. “We are pleased to announce RAS as Bell’s first authorized 505 dealership for Germany,”… Read more »

Source: Bell, 25-Nov-20

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State-of-the-art technology sets new standards in helicopter pilot training

State-of-the-art technology sets new standards in helicopter pilot training

VRM Switzerland develops and builds training solutions for helicopters at the highest technological level. Helicopter operators and ATOs have already implemented new training concepts to save costs, be more efficient and environmentally friendly. The spectrum of helicopter training on simulators is thus greatly expanded. VRM Switzerland has allocated resources to deliver and commission 15 training… Read more »

Source: VRM, 25-Nov-20

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JETNET Demos Customized Solutions at VBACE

JETNET Demos Customized Solutions at VBACE

JETNET, the world leader in business aviation market intelligence, will be showcasing their full suite of next-gen products and services during the NBAA GO Virtual Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (VBACE). Virtually Above the Rest VBACE will be the first-ever, completely immersive online business aviation trade show. The two-day event is free for members to… Read more »

Source: JETNET, 25-Nov-20

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Philippine National Police receive more Airbus H125s

Philippine National Police receive more Airbus H125s

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has recently added a further three new Airbus H125 helicopters to their fleet, taking the total number of aviation assets to 10. This brings the total to seven H125s, alongside two Robinson R44s and one small fixed wing trainer. The three are currently undergoing test flights prior to being put… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-20

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Safety Protocols at HAI Heli-Expo 2021

Safety Protocols at HAI Heli-Expo 2021

HAI HELI-EXPO 2021 is just four months away, and I’d like to update you on our preparations for the show, including the health and safety precautions. Nearly every person I speak with is looking forward to our show next year. We’re all tired of virtual events and zoom meetings, and there is pent-up demand for our industry to meet… Read more »

Source: HAI, 25-Nov-20

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MD to take MD530F on Southern California demo tour next week

MD to take MD530F on Southern California demo tour next week

Take the new MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) enhanced glass cockpit MD 530F demo aircraft for a test flight to experience its power and performance firsthand. This state-of-the-art helicopter is touring the West Coast from Nov. 30 through Dec. 4. It is available for drop-in demo flights at Rotorcraft Support Inc. (RSI) on Dec. 2 from 8 a.m…. Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 25-Nov-20

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Air Methods appoints SVP of Clinical Services

Air Methods appoints SVP of Clinical Services

This past summer, Stephanie Queen joined the Air Methods executive team as the Senior Vice President of Clinical Services. With 20 years of nursing under her belt, Queen has leveraged her expertise and passion for improving the quality and safety of healthcare delivery across the country for Air Methods. Before making the move to Colorado,… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 25-Nov-20

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Brazil approves Van Horn Bell 206 v2 composite blades

Brazil approves Van Horn Bell 206 v2 composite blades

In mid-November 2020, Van Horn Aviation received a letter from Brazil’s Agency Nacional de Aviacao Civil (ANAC) conferring a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for 206B main rotor blades bearing the part number 20635000-501. The ANAC STC, posted on VHA’s Documents page, validates the FAA STC SR02732LA issued in August 2020 and permits the new main… Read more »

Source: VHA, 25-Nov-20

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Wolfson Childrens Hospital adds helicopter

Wolfson Childrens Hospital adds helicopter

Critically ill and injured infants and children throughout the southeastern United States now have expanded access to the expert pediatric care of Wolfson Children’s Hospital of Jacksonville through a new Kids Kare helicopter. The helicopter, which is the latest addition to Wolfson Children’s Critical Care Transport Fleet, is dedicated solely to infants and children, staffed… Read more »

Source: Wolfson Childrens Hospital, 25-Nov-20

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Albuquerque Police get public complaints from increased helicopter use

Albuquerque Police get public complaints from increased helicopter use

Laura Crossey has lived near the University of New Mexico’s North Campus for about 30 years. This past spring she began noticing an uptick in helicopter flights above her neighborhood, she said, but the resulting noise was louder and more sustained than the UNM Hospital helipad activity she knew well from her decades in the… Read more »

Source: Albuquerque Journal, 25-Nov-20

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Italian Army retires AB205 after 51 years service

Italian Army retires AB205 after 51 years service

The last operational mission of the AB-205 helicopters of the 5th Aviation Regiment of the “Rigel” Army, flight department of the “Friuli” Aircraft Brigade, which has now completed the transition to tactical transport helicopters, took place in recent days. NH-90. The helicopters flew over the Casarsa della Delizia base for the last time, heading towards… Read more »

Source: Italian Army, 25-Nov-20

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PNG LNG adds H145 for Papua New Guinea operations

PNG LNG adds H145 for Papua New Guinea operations

ExxonMobil has signed a contract for two Airbus H145 helicopters to support the PNG LNG Project* in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The new H145 model with a five-blade, bearingless main rotor provides a 150kg increase in useful load. The aircraft will be based at the Hides Gas Conditioning Plant (HGCP) in Hela Province of the PNG Highlands,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 24-Nov-20

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EBAA to Send Young Leaders to One Young World Global Youth Summit

EBAA to Send Young Leaders to One Young World Global Youth Summit

For the third year in a row, the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) is sending ten carefully selected inspired young leaders to represent the industry at the 2021 One Young World Summit in Munich. The annual summit taking place from23-26 April will host talented youth from a range of companies, NGOs, and other public and… Read more »

Source: EBAA, 24-Nov-20

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UPMC Mercy Unveils New Rooftop Helipad

UPMC Mercy Unveils New Rooftop Helipad

The new air ambulance helipad at UPMC Mercy will replace the original structure overlooking the Boulevard of the Allies, which has been in place since the mid 1980’s and a landmark of Pittsburgh’s cityscape. The relocation is part of the ongoing construction of the state-of-the art UPMC Vision and Rehabilitation Tower at UPMC Mercy. “We… Read more »

Source: UPMC Mercy, 24-Nov-20

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Russian Helicopters delivers first Ansat to a client in Europe

Russian Helicopters delivers first Ansat to a client in Europe

The Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has delivered a first Ansat helicopter to a client in Europe. The operator of the rotorcraft, which is equipped for medical operations, is the Ministry of Interior of the Republika Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina). This is the first of three helicopters under the delivery contract. Ansat for… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 24-Nov-20

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Asia Pacific Aerospace Extends its T700 MRO Provider Agreement with GE Aviation

Asia Pacific Aerospace Extends its T700 MRO Provider Agreement with GE Aviation

Asia Pacific Aerospace (APA) continues to be GE Aviation’s only maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider for T700 customers in the Asia-Pacific. The five-year extension to its T700 MRO provider agreement with the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) affirms APA is the best-placed organisation to supply T700 MRO services in the Asia-Pacific region. Following the signing… Read more »

Source: Asia Pacific Aerospace, 24-Nov-20

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Spectrum Aeromed Brings On New VP of Operations

Spectrum Aeromed Brings On New VP of Operations

Spectrum Aeromed is proud to announce that Jeff Edberg has been hired to fill the role of Vice President of Operations in the company’s headquarter business office located in Fargo, North Dakota, USA. Edberg comes to Spectrum Aeromed with decades of experience both in and out of the cockpit. He graduated with a degree in… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 24-Nov-20

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Bell Boeing awarded $36M contract for V-22 parts

Bell Boeing awarded $36M contract for V-22 parts

The Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, California, Maryland, has been awarded a maximum $36,546,991 firm-fixed-price modification (P00009) to three-year delivery order SPE4AX-18-D-9433 against base contract SPRPA1-17-D-009U to extend the period of performance for delivery of V-22 spare consumable and depot-level repairable parts.  This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), as… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Nov-20

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Sikorsky awarded $16M contract for VH-3D/VH-60N updates

Sikorsky awarded $16M contract for VH-3D/VH-60N updates

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $16,441,085 modification (P00001) to firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable order N00019-20-F-0024 against previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-19-G-0029.  This modification provides for fiscal 2021 special progressive aircraft rework sustainment efforts in support of the VH-3D/VH-60N executive helicopter.  Specifically, this modification provides security, project engineering, integrated logistics,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Nov-20

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Uttarakhand Government to add 8 destinations under Regional Connect

Uttarakhand Government to add 8 destinations under Regional Connect

The Uttarakhand government is mulling helicopter service on eight routes, including Dehradun-Haridwar-Mussoorie, even though the existing helicopter service under the RCS (Regional Connectivity Scheme) of the Udan (Ude Desh Ka Aaam Nagrik) programme between Dehradun and Gauchar has not picked up as well as the government had hoped. See Full Story.

Source: The Times of India, 23-Nov-20

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NHC Northern Helicopter takes over offshore air rescue for the RWE Amrumbank wind farm

NHC Northern Helicopter takes over offshore air rescue for the RWE Amrumbank wind farm

Since November 1, 2020, NHC Northern Helicopter GmbH has once again been responsible for the offshore rescue for the RWE Amrumbank West wind farm in the German Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the North Sea. After a four years intermission, the Amrumbank wind farm with its 80 offshore wind turbines is again one of the… Read more »

Source: NHC Northern Helicopter GmbH, 23-Nov-20

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Rush Health Systems now providing PHI Air Medical with blood products

Rush Health Systems now providing PHI Air Medical with blood products

Meridian, MS – As a patient, being airlifted from a traumatic accident or being transported to a larger healthcare facility can be scary, but not having any available packed red blood cells on the medical aircraft can be fatal. Thanks to the partnership between Rush Health Systems and PHI Air Medical Mississippi, community members who… Read more »

Source: Rush Health Systems, 23-Nov-20

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Georgia Border Police restore weekly Mi-8 flights to Tusheti

Georgia Border Police restore weekly Mi-8 flights to Tusheti

The Border Police helicopter of the Ministry of Internal Affairs has restored weekly flights from Alvani to Tusheti. Border Police aviation has already transported first passengers to the village of Omalo with the restored flight. Due to the road closure, the rest of the population in Tusheti was brought to the lower lands. The Border… Read more »

Source: Georgia Ministry of Internal Affairs, 23-Nov-20

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WAI 2021 Conference Goes All-Virtual

WAI 2021 Conference Goes All-Virtual

 After careful consideration and review of the current worldwide COVID-19 pandemic trends, Women in Aviation International announced today that its 32nd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference will be held virtually on March 11 and 12, 2021. The all-virtual platform will allow members and industry friends to attend from the convenience of their home and/or office. … Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation, 23-Nov-20

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