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President of Uruguay welcomes first SAR AB412

President of Uruguay welcomes first SAR AB412

Yesterday, at “Carlos Curbelo” Naval Air Base in Punta del Este, a ceremony was held to welcome the first of two AB412s acquired by the Uruguay Navy. The event was attended by the President of the Republic, Dr. Luis Lacalle Pou, Defence Minister Dr. Javier Garcia, Undersecretary of the Ministry of National Defense Colonel Rivera… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Sep-20

Airbus to keep NASA’s helicopters flying for up to 10 years

Airbus to keep NASA’s helicopters flying for up to 10 years

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has signed a $15million HCare Infinite full-availability support solution with Airbus Helicopters, Inc. The comprehensive contract, initially covering two years with the option to extend up to 10, provides the entire spectrum of support needs for NASA’s fleet of three H135 helicopters, which will begin deliveries later this… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Sep-20

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Viterra and STARS to launch calendar campaign fundraiser

Viterra and STARS to launch calendar campaign fundraiser

Viterra Inc. (“Viterra”) is pleased to announce that it is teaming up with STARS to sponsor its 2021 fundraising calendar.  This marks the sixth consecutive year that Viterra has partnered with STARS by covering the full printing costs of the calendar. This initiative is STARS’ second largest fundraiser, with more than 60,000 calendars sold annually.  The calendars will be available for… Read more »

Source: STARS, 18-Sep-20

UW Health Med Flight’s first all-woman crew makes history

UW Health Med Flight’s first all-woman crew makes history

For 35 years, UW Health has relied on an aerial team of emergency responders to get patients help faster. Now, three women are bringing new diversity to Med Flight and making history. Med Flight has never had a female pilot until Kai Ficek joined the crew in August. “I really, really love the job because… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 18-Sep-20

Swire Oilfield Services acquires Helifuel

Swire Oilfield Services acquires Helifuel

Leading global offshore container solution provider Swire Oilfield Services has acquired Norwegian business Helifuel AS in a move which sees the Aberdeen-headquartered business strengthen its international refuelling and aviation offering. The deal comes as Swire Oilfield Services continues to expand its services globally having also acquired specialist aviation firm Gordon Engineering Services Aberdeen Ltd (GES)… Read more »

Source: Swire Oilfield Services, 18-Sep-20

Aviation Jobs – statistical comparison between 2019 and 2020

Aviation Jobs – statistical comparison between 2019 and 2020

Jobs website JSFirm reported this week that the number of applicants registering on their site for free accounts has risen by 147%, thus two and a half times the number compared to this time last year.  These job seekers come from all experience levels, from recent graduates to executive-level aviation professionals, and across all facets of aviation –… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Sep-20

BBGA calls Brexit webinar

BBGA calls Brexit webinar

The British Business General Aviation Association (BBGA) will host a 90- minute webinar dedicated to all matters Brexit on Tuesday, 22nd September from 11:00hrs to 12:30hrs. BBGA and its panel of expert speakers will discuss the impact of Brexit on the aviation industry as the countdown starts to leaving the EU.  How will our industry adapt… Read more »

Source: BBGA, 17-Sep-20

Polar Airlines becomes first service centre for Ansat helicopters

Polar Airlines becomes first service centre for Ansat helicopters

Helicopter Service Company (HSC) of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) and Polar Airlines signed a comprehensive service contract for Ansat helicopters at the International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2020. The contract became the first one signed in the new RH-Support format of after-sales services provided by HSC. The format provides… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 17-Sep-20

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Kazan Ansat approved for all documentation in electronic form

Kazan Ansat approved for all documentation in electronic form

The Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) granted the Russian Helicopters holding (part of Rostec State Corporation) the approval to make a major change to the Ansat helicopter type certificate. The event took place during the International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2020 This document will enable operators to use full electronic documentation with the helicopters…. Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 17-Sep-20

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SH09 prototype returns home with improved aerodynamics

SH09 prototype returns home with improved aerodynamics

Since the resumption of the test flight activities in June in Pozzallo, Sicily, our third prototype (P3) has completed 40 flights, allowing testing of multiple aerodynamic modifications and configurations. The current configuration fitted on P3 has seen a significant improvement in smoothness and stability. Recent upgrades include an engine cowling extension for improved aerodynamics, a… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 16-Sep-20

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Bell Delivers Montenegro Air Force’s First Bell 505

Bell Delivers Montenegro Air Force’s First Bell 505

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that the Montenegro Air Force accepted its first Bell 505. The technical acceptance occurred in July at Bell Prague. The delivery happened today in Montenegro and was accepted by Montenegro Air Force’s Minister of Defence, Predrag Bošković. The second aircraft is expected to be delivered… Read more »

Source: Bell, 16-Sep-20

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First Bell Authorized Maintenance Center Added in Denmark

First Bell Authorized Maintenance Center Added in Denmark

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced it will be adding its first Authorized Maintenance Center (AMC) in Denmark and the second AMC in Europe. Air Service International A/S is located in Billund, Denmark and the new facility will provide maintenance for the Bell 206A/B, 206L and 505. “Bell will support Air Service… Read more »

Source: Bell, 16-Sep-20

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New equipment options revealed for Ansat

New equipment options revealed for Ansat

The Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) presents additional equipment options for the Ansat multipurpose helicopter at the HeliRussia-2020 Exhibition – new variants include an internal fuel tank and inflated ballonets.“The Ansat helicopter project is developing to meet the needs of our customers. We are actively responding to the requests of our partners, making… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 16-Sep-20

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Safran Helicopter Engines appoints Executive Vice-President, Support and Services

Safran Helicopter Engines appoints Executive Vice-President, Support and Services

Safran Helicopter Engines has appointed Sébastien Jaulerry as Executive Vice-President, Support and Services, succeeding Olivier Le Merrer who is retiring. Sébastien Jaulerry started his career in 1994 at Labinal1 as Workshop Manager, then Method Manager. In 1998 he was promoted Production Manager of Boeing 767 Electrical Wiring, based in Pryor (USA), and in 2001 to… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 16-Sep-20

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CGAS Humboldt Bat orders HH-65 maintenance platforms

CGAS Humboldt Bat orders HH-65 maintenance platforms

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs is pleased to announce an order for OSHA compliant maintenance stands for the MH-65 aircraft for the US Coast Guard Sector, Humboldt Bay, CA.  The SAFETY FIRST ergonomic stands allow technicians SAFE access to the engines, transmission and main rotor assembly. The USCG also purchased another custom work platform for maintenance access… Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, 16-Sep-20

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Bell Adds Its First European Authorized Maintenance Center to its Support Network

Bell Adds Its First European Authorized Maintenance Center to its Support Network

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced its first ever Authorized Maintenance Center (AMC) in Europe. The new AMC will provide maintenance for the Bell 505 and Bell 407 and is located near downtown Warsaw in Konstancin-Jeziorna, Poland. “We are excited to announce Bell’s first AMC in Europe,” said Duncan Van De… Read more »

Source: Bell, 16-Sep-20

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Christoph 54 completes 50th Operation

Christoph 54 completes 50th Operation

Emergency in the south-west Palatinate: “Christoph 54″, the Freiburg helicopter of the DRF Luftrettung, was alerted on Tuesday to rescue a fallen hiker. It was the team’s 50th winch operation since the machine was replaced with a state-of-the-art H145 with a permanently installed rescue winch at the turn of the year. For the rescue workers,… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 14-Sep-20

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Gulf Helicopters announces the success in qualifying to the standards of ISO 45001:2018 accreditation

Gulf Helicopters announces the success in qualifying to the standards of ISO 45001:2018 accreditation

Gulf Helicopters Company (GHC), a subsidiary of the holding company Gulf International Services (GIS), is proud to announce the success in qualifying to the standards of ISO 45001:2018 accreditation as the first helicopters operator in the region and one of the first few operators globally with such accreditation. GHC has applied to qualify to ISO… Read more »

Source: Gulf Helicopters Company, 14-Sep-20

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HAL completes hot and high trials with LUH in Himalayas

HAL completes hot and high trials with LUH in Himalayas

HAL’s indigenously developed Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) demonstrated high altitude capability in Hot and High weather conditions in the Himalayas recently for about 10 days. A comprehensive test plan was executed at Leh (3300 MAMSL) in temperatures up to ISA+32 degree C which included envelope expansion, performance and flying qualities. LUH took off from Leh… Read more »

Source: HAL, 14-Sep-20

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FreeFlight Systems radar altimeters now STC approved on Airbus H125

FreeFlight Systems radar altimeters now STC approved on Airbus H125

FreeFlight Systems, an industry leader in NextGen aerospace applications, announced that their leading RA-4000/RA-4500 series radar altimeters are now approved for installation on Airbus Helicopters H125 series (Eurocopter AS350) rotorcraft. The recently developed Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) revision also includes FreeFlight’s RAD-45 indicator display, an optional accessory compliant to European Radar Altimeter display requirements for… Read more »

Source: FreeFlight Systems, 14-Sep-20

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Nakanihon Air reinforces utility capabilities with new H215 order

Nakanihon Air reinforces utility capabilities with new H215 order

Nakanihon Air, one of Japan’s largest helicopter operators, has ordered one H215 heavy helicopter to shore up its capabilities for utility and aerial work. “We are looking forward to receiving Airbus’ mission-proven H215 to support our wide-ranging activities in Japan,” said Taku Shibata, President of Nakanihon Air. “We believe the H215 offers the enhanced precision… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 14-Sep-20

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Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant launches a certified process simulation facility

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant launches a certified process simulation facility

The Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has launched a certified process simulation facility in its premises. The facility works as a platform for interactive training by the principles of lean production, and was created at the enterprise as part of the Russian governmental project for improving… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 14-Sep-20

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Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant updates stamping and machining equipment

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant updates stamping and machining equipment

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has successfully implemented an investment project for creating modern, high-performance stamping and machining production. The production facility no. 64 went through a major overhaul during the process. The project was aimed at developing new stamping technologies, the introduction of seamless techniques… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 14-Sep-20

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Bell Announces New Miami Facility Opening

Bell Announces New Miami Facility Opening

To maintain great products that serve as valuable assets for businesses, emergency medical services and personal travel across the globe, Bell partners with customers in every corner of the world. Expanding our global footprint and making sure our services are easily available to our diverse customers requires the aid of maintenance facilities and partners. This… Read more »

Source: Bell, 11-Sep-20

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NAVSUP WSS addresses V-22 supply concerns

NAVSUP WSS addresses V-22 supply concerns

NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support stood up its Logistics Cell (LOGCELL) in 2016 to bring vendor stakeholders, NAVAIR, fleet mission partners, and various cross-functional teams together in a room filled with interactive dashboards to identify component constraints and make informed decisions focused on enabling improved critical component reliability, maintainability and wholesale health. Several factors have limited… Read more »

Source: US Army, 11-Sep-20

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IAI Introduces MultiFlyer

IAI Introduces MultiFlyer

IAI has introduced MultiFlyer, a UAV squadron of small unmanned helicopters that can fulfill a large range of non-military tasks. MultiFlyer provides advanced monitoring capabilities for large areas and is based on commercial, off-the-shelf helicopter UAVs from Alpha Unmanned Systems integrated with components from IAI and several Israeli startup companies. The command and control system… Read more »

Source: IAI, 11-Sep-20

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Air bp renews contract at France’s Cannes Mandelieu Airport

Air bp renews contract at France’s Cannes Mandelieu Airport

Air bp, the international aviation fuel products and services supplier, has renewed its contract with Cannes Mandelieu Airport (CQE/LFMD) in France, following six years of successful collaboration.  It will continue to be the sole supplier of Jet A-1 and Avgas at the airport. Cannes Mandelieu is the country’s second most important general aviation hub and one of Air bp’s 47 locations… Read more »

Source: Air bp, 11-Sep-20

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Virtual reality simulator transforms training

Virtual reality simulator transforms training

A new virtual reality crew simulator is transforming the way RACQ LifeFlight Rescue aircrew officers train for lifesaving winch missions, allowing them to build their skills in scenarios which can’t be replicated in live helicopter training. Crew members carry out winch missions played through a virtual reality helmet, combined with the physical elements built into… Read more »

Source: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue, 11-Sep-20

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Wisconsin National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk aircrews hold training at Fort McCoy

Wisconsin National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk aircrews hold training at Fort McCoy

Aircrews with the 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment Wisconsin National Guard at Madison operated several UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters Aug. 13 at Fort McCoy, Wis., as part of annual training at the post. Members of the unit regularly complete training operations at Fort McCoy and the unit also supports numerous training events at the installation… Read more »

Source: US Army, 11-Sep-20

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Aero Asset names two Sales Directors in North America

Aero Asset names two Sales Directors in North America

Aero Asset, the Canadian-based helicopter sales firm, has named two veteran Sales Directors to its company’s executive ranks. Sales Director Joe Viveiros started his aviation career in 1985 and has a Transport Canada and FAA ATPL in fixed and rotary wing aircraft. He is typed in Sikorsky S76 and Gulfstream G550 aircraft, among other qualifications…. Read more »

Source: Aero Asset, 11-Sep-20

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CH-53K tests its power at US Army Yuma Proving Ground

CH-53K tests its power at US Army Yuma Proving Ground

The CH-53 has been a potent member of the Marine Corps aviation community’s fleet for over 40 years, but the newest version takes the platform to a whole new level. Equipped with three 7,500 horsepower engines and built to carry a nearly 30,000 pound external load for over 100 miles, the CH 53K King Stallion… Read more »

Source: US Army, 11-Sep-20

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Guardian Flight Opens New Air Medical Base in Alamosa

Guardian Flight Opens New Air Medical Base in Alamosa

Guardian Flight announced the opening of its newest emergency air medical transport base in Alamosa, Colo. The new helicopter base provides air medical transport services 24-hours a day, seven days a week to the communities of Alamosa County and the San Luis Valley. “Our Alamosa fixed-wing team has built strong bonds in the local community,… Read more »

Source: Guardian Flight, 11-Sep-20

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Penzance Helicopters introduces AW139 to Isles of Scilly service

Penzance Helicopters introduces AW139 to Isles of Scilly service

Penzance Helicopters is (on 12th September 2020) introducing the Leonardo AW139 to the recently re-launched Isles of Scilly service, flying from Penzance direct to Tresco and St Mary’s. The best-in-class aircraft sets the benchmark for passenger safety and comfort. With 15 ergonomically designed seats and large cabin windows, it treats passengers to unobstructed views of… Read more »

Source: Penzance Helicopters, 11-Sep-20

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Global AirParts announces AW139 part out project

Global AirParts announces AW139 part out project

Global AirParts, the leading provider of used, serviceable materials for Sikorsky S76 helicopters, commenced its first AW139 part out project. “The helicopter industry continues to face significant overcapacity with significant idle assets, many of which may never fly again. We have a proven track record of accurately identifying candidate aircraft for part-out and efficiently disassembling… Read more »

Source: Global AirParts, 11-Sep-20

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UK AAIB Bulletin – September 2020

UK AAIB Bulletin – September 2020

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue does not refer to any helicopters and this update is included in HeliHub.com for completeness.

Source: AAIB, 11-Sep-20

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Air Evac Lifeteam and Med-Trans join with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi

Air Evac Lifeteam and Med-Trans join with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi

Officials with Air Evac Lifeteam and Med-Trans Corp., part of the Global Medical Response (GMR) family of companies, announced they have signed an agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield in Mississippi and Advanced Health Systems, Inc. (Mississippi State and School Employees Life and Health Insurance Plans), effective as of May 1, 2020. Because Blue Cross… Read more »

Source: Global Medical Response, 10-Sep-20

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Strensham Airbase Open Day Goes Virtual

Strensham Airbase Open Day Goes Virtual

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is inviting communities across the Midlands to take part in the second of its virtual airbase open days. Sunday 13th September 2020 will see the charity’s Strensham airbase in Worcestershire virtually open its doors for a VIP tour. Two of the charity’s popular events – its airbase open days – had both… Read more »

Source: Midlands Air Ambulance, 10-Sep-20

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East Anglian Air Ambulance celebrates 20 years

East Anglian Air Ambulance celebrates 20 years

20 years ago, on 6 September 2000, a new charity was formed to help save lives across East Anglia: the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA). Operating initially just one day a week, on a Friday from Norwich Airport, with one paramedic, this was the start of an important lifeline for many local people. On Monday,… Read more »

Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance, 10-Sep-20

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New-generation Euroflir410 selected for French Navy H160

New-generation Euroflir410 selected for French Navy H160

Babcock France, an engineering firm that provides support services for government strategic forces, has selected the new- generation Euroflir™410 optronic (electro-optical) system from Safran Electronics & Defense as part of the contract awarded by French defense procurement agency DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement) to provide four H160 helicopters to the French Navy for a period… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 10-Sep-20

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DRF Luftrettung develops multifunctional ground plate

DRF Luftrettung develops multifunctional ground plate

During the Covid-19 pandemic, DRF Luftrettung acquired special isolation stretchers to transport highly infectious patients. These stretchers, known as EpiShuttles, can now be fastened perfectly in the helicopter thanks to a special ground plate developed by the EASA Part 21 Design Organisation at DRF Luftrettung. The new solution impresses with its simple handling and safety…. Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 10-Sep-20

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Russian Helicopters deliver Mi-171 to China

Russian Helicopters deliver Mi-171 to China

The Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has supplied a Mi-171 helicopter with VK-2500-03 engines to a Chinese civil aviation company. In 2019, the Civil Aviation Administration of China issued a national type certificate for Mi-171 with the new power plant. The decision of the Chinese aviation… Read more »

Source: Savback Helicopters, 10-Sep-20

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Air Methods extends contract with US Army Garrison Fort Hunter Liggett

Air Methods extends contract with US Army Garrison Fort Hunter Liggett

Air Methods, a leading air medical service in the U.S., and U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hunter Liggett, the military’s premier Total Force Training Center and the U.S. Army Reserve’s largest training installation, announced today that they have renewed their long-standing relationship, which has been in place since 2011. The agreement guarantees a continued relationship for… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 09-Sep-20

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US Army issues new policy to address 3D printed parts

US Army issues new policy to address 3D printed parts

As the Army explores the potential of some advanced manufacturing methods and 3D-printed parts to maintain and sustain its aviation fleet, recently published guidance aims to strike a balance between safety, improvements to readiness and escalating costs. Advanced manufacturing refers to new ways of making existing products and the production of new products using advances… Read more »

Source: US Army, 09-Sep-20

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US Air Force unit returns UH-1N to service after 10 years storage

US Air Force unit returns UH-1N to service after 10 years storage

The aircraft maintenance professionals at Fleet Readiness Center East are always ready for a challenge. But when the U.S. Air Force asked the facility to bring an H-1 Huey up to current configurations after it spent more than 10 years sitting in storage, the artisans faced a bigger challenge than they expected. The UH-1N Huey… Read more »

Source: US Air Force, 09-Sep-20

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Bell announces delivery of Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit

Bell announces delivery of Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the delivery of the first Bell manufactured public safety configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit. “Bell is proud to deliver Alameda County Sheriff’s Office with one of the most technologically equipped short light single aircraft on the… Read more »

Source: Bell, 09-Sep-20

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NHS Hospital Helipads see 15,500 landings

NHS Hospital Helipads see 15,500 landings

The HELP Appeal, which improves helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) by funding the construction of new or upgraded hospital and air ambulance helipads, has announced there have been 15,500 landings on the NHS hospital helipads it has funded across the country. Since the charity’s creation in 2009, it has donated £20 million towards 39 new… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 08-Sep-20

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Morocco, Netherlands and India to add Longbow fire control radar to AH-64E fleets

Morocco, Netherlands and India to add Longbow fire control radar to AH-64E fleets

The U.S. Army recently awarded LONGBOW Limited Liability Company (LBL), a joint venture of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), four Foreign Military Sales contracts to provide the AH-64E Apache helicopter AN/APG-78 LONGBOW Fire Control Radar (FCR) to Morocco, Netherlands, UAE and India Army. “The LBL team is excited to bring… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 08-Sep-20

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Entrol certifies H135 FTD Level 3 simulator

Entrol certifies H135 FTD Level 3 simulator

This certification represents an important milestone for Entrol, as the H135 FTD Level 3 has been approved for Proficiency and Operators Checks. That will allow operators to optimize their training costs and expand the training they currently provide. All the components of the simulator, including flight model, systems and hardware panels, have been developed with… Read more »

Source: Entrol, 08-Sep-20

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WA Surf Life Saving helicopters return to the skies

WA Surf Life Saving helicopters return to the skies

Surf Life Saving WA’s (SLSWA) state government funded Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopters will return to the skies this Saturday, 5 September as SLSWA predict an increase in beachgoers due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. “When COVID-19 restrictions were first introduced in March, we saw people flock to our beaches as a way to maintain their physical… Read more »

08-Sep-20

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GPMS wins STC for Foresight Predictive HUMS on AS350

GPMS wins STC for Foresight Predictive HUMS on AS350

GPMS announced it has received an FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for its Foresight MX health monitoring system on the AS350 ‘AStar’ helicopter platform. The initial certification is on the H125 (AS350-B3). The company plans to file a Transport Canada CA and pursue EASA Approvals and STC Amendments to include B2 Variants. Said GPMS CEO… Read more »

Source: GPMS, 07-Sep-20

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SkyDrive raises $37M in Series B fundraising round

SkyDrive raises $37M in Series B fundraising round

SkyDrive Inc. (head office: Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo; Tomohiro Fukuzawa CEO announced today that it had completed a ¥3.9 billion Series B fundraising through the allocation of new shares to 10 investors, including Development Bank of Japan Inc. SkyDrive, a world-leading developer of urban air mobility solutions, is a budding maker of flying cars and heavy-load-specific… Read more »

Source: SkyDrive, 07-Sep-20

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Devon Air Ambulance: This Air Ambulance Week every second counts

Devon Air Ambulance: This Air Ambulance Week every second counts

Reaching someone in need of essential medical treatment quickly, whether that’s due to an accident or illness, really does make the difference to our patients. This Air Ambulance Week, Devon Air Ambulance will be highlighting its service, raising awareness of what it does, and taking the opportunity to say thank you to all of those… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 07-Sep-20

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Honeywell Unveils Next-Generation Avionics Lab for UAS and UAM

Honeywell Unveils Next-Generation Avionics Lab for UAS and UAM

A new research and development lab built by Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is demonstrating the company’s technological capabilities in both hardware and software for the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and urban air mobility (UAM) markets. The lab, which resembles a conceptual UAM vehicle flight deck with real hardware, is the first of its kind to demonstrate… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 07-Sep-20

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Scotlands Charity Air Ambulance charity asks former patients to share their stories

Scotlands Charity Air Ambulance charity asks former patients to share their stories

On average, a charity-funded air ambulance takes to the skies somewhere in the UK every 10 minutes – flying potentially life-saving care to the scene of serious illness or injury. This week the spotlight shines on the UK’s 39 helicopter air ambulances, operated by 21 separate charities, as they mark the nationwide Air Ambulance Week… Read more »

Source: Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance, 07-Sep-20

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Erickson takes over 214B and 214ST from Bell

Erickson takes over 214B and 214ST from Bell

Erickson Inc. and Bell Textron Inc. have announced the signed agreements to initiate the transfer of type certificates for the model 214 ST and B/B1 helicopters to Erickson Incorporated. The transfer will be processed through the FAA and is expected to be completed near the end of the year. The agreements replace the previous license… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 07-Sep-20

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Air Ambulance Week Launches Across The Midlands

Air Ambulance Week Launches Across The Midlands

This year the week centres on the theme ‘because every second counts’ highlighting the incredible care that is delivered daily by Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and the UK’s other 21 air ambulance operators. Throughout the week, Air Ambulances UK will highlight how Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and other regional air ambulance charities save lives every… Read more »

Source: Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, 07-Sep-20

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SAFE delivers AW119 maintenance stands to NY Dept of Environmental Protection

SAFE delivers AW119 maintenance stands to NY Dept of Environmental Protection

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs is proud to announce the completion of the project to design and implement custom designed AW119 maintenance stands for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. These custom stands offer both left and right side access for maintenance on the engine, transmission and rotor assemblies. The stands are OSHA compliant and… Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, 07-Sep-20

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Mi-171A2 certified in South Korea

Mi-171A2 certified in South Korea

The South Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) has validated the type certificate of Mi-171A2 helicopter, serially produced at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding company (part of the Rostec State Corporation). Validation of Mi-171A2 certificate confirms the compliance of design with local flight safety requirements and authorizes its use… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 07-Sep-20

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WAI Receives $15,000 Grant from the ISTAT Foundation

WAI Receives $15,000 Grant from the ISTAT Foundation

For the sixth year in a row, Women in Aviation International received a $15,000 grant from the International Society of Transport Aircraft Training (ISTAT) Foundation, which funds educational programs that advance commercial aviation. As in past years, this grant will be used to expand the distribution of Aviation for Girls magazine with the ISTAT Foundation… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation International, 07-Sep-20

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Tokyo Metropolitan Government evaluates the AW609 tiltrotor’s unique capabilities to revolutionize connections with Ogasawara island

Tokyo Metropolitan Government evaluates the AW609 tiltrotor’s unique capabilities to revolutionize connections with Ogasawara island

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government recently announced the intention to evaluate the AW609 multirole commercial tiltrotor’s unique capabilities to deliver unprecedented levels of transport to Ogasawara island in the future. The distinguished characteristics of the world’s first commercial tiltrotor, combining turboprop-like performance (speed, range, altitude) and rotorcraft versatility (vertical take-off / landing and hovering) would deliver… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 04-Sep-20

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Ornge appoints Chief Medical Officer of Ornge

Ornge appoints Chief Medical Officer of Ornge

Following a comprehensive recruitment process and worldwide search, Ornge is pleased to announced the appointment of Dr. Bruce Sawadsky as Chief Medical Officer for Ornge. Dr Sawadsky has 20+ years of leadership within the provincial air ambulance program, including his role as Acting CMO since January, in addition to his role as a Transport Medicine… Read more »

Source: Ornge, 04-Sep-20

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SkyDrive makes first manned flight of SD-03 eVTOL

SkyDrive makes first manned flight of SD-03 eVTOL

SkyDrive Inc., a world-leading developer of urban air mobility solutions, is proud to announce that it conducted a public demonstration flight of its new SD-03 flying car model on August 25, 2020. It was the first public demonstration of a flying car in Japan. The flight took place at the 10,000-square-meter (approximately 2.5-acre) Toyota Test… Read more »

Source: SkyDrive, 04-Sep-20

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Transwest Helicopters returns to operations

Transwest Helicopters returns to operations

Transwest Helicopters has re-entered operations with a well-equipped Bell 412EP aircraft (C-GTWJ) perfectly suited for utility and fire firefighting applications. The aircraft has undergone a full refurbishment at the Transwest facility and is outfitted with a wire strike kit, the BLR Fast Fin, Strake Kit and BAMBI Max water bucket system as well as several… Read more »

Source: Transwest Helicopters, 04-Sep-20

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Metro Aviation Mechanic receives FAA’s most prestigious Technician award

Metro Aviation Mechanic receives FAA’s most prestigious Technician award

The Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award recognizes the lifetime accomplishments of senior mechanics and is awarded to a select group of professionals with 50 or more years of civil and military maintenance experience.  Metro Aviation is extremely proud of Metro technician Terry Peed who was recently recognized with the award. Terry began his impressive career… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 04-Sep-20

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US State Dept awards RMCI contract for Rotorcraft Diagnostic System

US State Dept awards RMCI contract for Rotorcraft Diagnostic System

The US Department of State awarded a competitive selection to RMCI, Inc. to acquire their advanced technology for helicopter Health and Usage Monitoring Systems, or HUMS. The Expandable Rotorcraft Diagnostic System or XRDS™ is RMCI’s next-generation HUMS. It is a locally developed leading edge technology that ensures a high quality of safety and improved aircraft… Read more »

Source: RMCI, 04-Sep-20

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Changes at the top for Onboard Systems

Changes at the top for Onboard Systems

Onboard Systems International, LLC, a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that Cory VanBuskirk has joined Onboard as President. In addition, Jason Lemmon will be stepping down as President to transition to his new role as Senior Advisor in the coming weeks. He will also remain on the Board of Directors… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 04-Sep-20

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Droniq and Yuneec create standard solution for integrated, European drone tracking

Droniq and Yuneec create standard solution for integrated, European drone tracking

Frankfurt-based company Droniq has entered into an exclusive cooperation with the drone manufacturer Yuneec. Yuneec’s H520 drones can be retrofitted with Droniq’s “HOD4track” from October 2020. This module enables tracking of the aircraft via LTE and its display in Droniq’s UAS Traffic Management System (UTM). The device, which has been specially manufactured for all H520… Read more »

Source: Droniq, 04-Sep-20

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Onboard Systems Sikorsky Black Hawk Replacement Cargo Hook Kit Certified by FAA

Onboard Systems Sikorsky Black Hawk Replacement Cargo Hook Kit Certified by FAA

Onboard Systems International, LLC, a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its replacement cargo hook kits for the Sikorsky UH-60A Black Hawk have been STC certified by the FAA. The new kits feature a dual solenoid design to eliminate the need for high-cost Cartridge Activated Devices (CADs) for back-up release… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 03-Sep-20

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Summit Aviation intalls Garmin G500H TXi in MD520N

Summit Aviation intalls Garmin G500H TXi in MD520N

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced that it has been awarded the Supplemental Type Certificate for the installation of Garmin’s G500H TXi Flight Display System on MDHI 500N series aircraft. The latest in electronic glass cockpit instrumentation, the G500H TXi brings increased levels of reliability, adaptability and affordability to helicopter operations. Available in both… Read more »

Source: Summit Aviation, 03-Sep-20

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Wings Air Helicopters Puts Newly Acquired SHOTOVER F1 to Work

Wings Air Helicopters Puts Newly Acquired SHOTOVER F1 to Work

Kicking off the 2020 MTV VMAs this past weekend from high above Manhattan at Edge Hudson Yards and Skyline Drive-In in Greenpoint, Wings Air Helicopters took things to the next level for The Weeknd’s opening performance with their SHOTOVER F1. Working in conjunction with fellow SHOTOVER customers, Team5, Vancal Cine, and Aerial Filmworks, Javier Diaz,… Read more »

Source: SHOTOVER, 03-Sep-20

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Valley Med Flight is now Guardian Flight

Valley Med Flight is now Guardian Flight

Valley Med Flight, a leading provider of air medical services in the upper Midwest, announced it will now operate under a new name: Guardian Flight. The title matches that of Valley Med Flight’s parent company, Guardian Flight, and is a more substantial reflection of the organization’s operations, service, and expertise. “We are excited to announce… Read more »

Source: Guardian Flight, 03-Sep-20

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Bristow Group to Present at the 2020 Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference

Bristow Group to Present at the 2020 Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), one of the largest helicopter operators in the world, will present a virtual presentation at the Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference held on September 8-10, 2020. Bristow’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Chris Bradshaw, will present on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 3:45 p.m. ET and participate in investor meetings throughout… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 03-Sep-20

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£600,000 helipad operational at Hull Royal Infirmary

£600,000 helipad operational at Hull Royal Infirmary

Helicopters are now able to fly critically ill and injured patients directly to Hull Royal Infirmary after its new £600,000 helipad was declared operational. Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has completed the major construction project so patients seriously hurt in accidents across East and North Yorkshire and parts of Lincolnshire can be flown into… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 03-Sep-20

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Brazilian operator Aeroleo rebranded as Bristow

Brazilian operator Aeroleo rebranded as Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the largest offshore helicopter operator in the world, announced today it will rename its Aeróleo division in Brazil to Bristow and remain focused on its support of the oil and gas industry and other vertical lift solutions. Bristow has been an integral part of the oil and gas industry in… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 02-Sep-20

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Tokyo to evaluate AW609 for Ogasawara link

Tokyo to evaluate AW609 for Ogasawara link

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government recently announced the intention to evaluate the AW609 multirole commercial tiltrotor’s unique capabilities to deliver unprecedented levels of transport to Ogasawara island in the future. The distinguished characteristics of the world’s first commercial tiltrotor, combining turboprop-like performance (speed, range, altitude) and rotorcraft versatility (vertical take-off / landing and hovering) would deliver… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 02-Sep-20

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