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Shell Aircraft looking to introduce the H160 into service

Shell Aircraft looking to introduce the H160 into service

Airbus Helicopters and Shell Aircraft have been working closely in order to put the H160 into service for offshore transportation. “Shell seeks opportunity for early introduction to service of the H160. Having worked closely with Airbus over the last year to understand the design and manufacturing philosophy behind the H160, Shell Aircraft believes this innovative helicopter… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 29-Jan-20

CAMTS Awards First Special Operations Accreditation

CAMTS Awards First Special Operations Accreditation

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) awarded its first ever Special Operations Accreditation on Jan. 24, 2020 to Burleson, Texas-based Air Center Helicopters. CAMTS developed and approved accreditation standards in 2019 for services that provide Search and Rescue and Personnel Recovery operations often contracted by the government to assist military and paramilitary… Read more »

Source: CAMTS, 29-Jan-20

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S.A.F.E. to host its first annual Maintenance Safety Symposium

S.A.F.E. to host its first annual Maintenance Safety Symposium

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs is expanding its support of the maintenance sector of the helicopter industry by hosting a Maintenance Safety Symposium dedicated to providing the latest safety and training resources to mechanics. This first annual Maintenance Safety Symposium will focus on “Troubleshooting Technology”. The conference will be held in Dallas on June 10-11, 2020. This… Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, 29-Jan-20

Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG) Acquires World Aviation Corporation (WAC)

Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG) Acquires World Aviation Corporation (WAC)

Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry announced today the acquisition of Toronto, Ontario based World Aviation Corporation (WAC). WAC specializes in the rewind and repair of rotary and static electrical (air and oil-cooled) generator and motor sub-components. David Mast, President &… Read more »

Source: Precision Aviation Group, 29-Jan-20

Maverick announces CRFS retrofit for its entire EC130B4 fleet

Maverick announces CRFS retrofit for its entire EC130B4 fleet

Maverick Helicopters and Airbus Helicopters have announced they will partner to retrofit the tourism operator’s entire fleet of 34 EC130 B4 helicopters with the Airbus Helicopters Crash Resistant Fuel System (CRFS), which has just received EASA certification with FAA to follow shortly. Maverick Helicopters, one of the largest aviation-based tourism companies in the world, carries… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 29-Jan-20

Airbus to deliver 16 H125s to Customs and Border Protection

Airbus to deliver 16 H125s to Customs and Border Protection

 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO) will enhance its patrol and surveillance capabilities with the addition of 16 new Airbus H125 helicopters.   The new aircraft will enable AMO to achieve its mission of protecting the nation’s borders, helping combat drug smuggling, and performing life-saving search and rescue missions. Over… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 29-Jan-20

Bell and Wintershall Dea Set Sights for Innovative North Sea Operations

Bell and Wintershall Dea Set Sights for Innovative North Sea Operations

During HAI 2020, Bell announced their collaboration with Norwegian oil and gas operator, Wintershall Dea Norge AS, to bring enhanced helicopter operational safety to the North Sea. “Wintershall Dea is a pioneer in their industry and working together with Bell, we believe we will challenge industry norms and create a new standard of innovation in… Read more »

Source: Bell, 29-Jan-20

Alameda County Sheriff orders a Bell 505

Alameda County Sheriff orders a Bell 505

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today a signed purchase agreement with Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit for a public safety configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. “Global municipalities are expanding their public safety capabilities by adding aerial operations to their mission portfolio,” said LaShan Bonaparte, program manager, Bell 505… Read more »

Source: Bell, 29-Jan-20

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Maxcraft Avionics receives STC for Garmin GTN750H Navigator in AS365

Maxcraft Avionics receives STC for Garmin GTN750H Navigator in AS365

Maxcraft Avionics Ltd, one of the largest avionics shops in Canada, has achieved the first FAA STC authorizing the Garmin GTN725H or GTN750H Navigator to be installed in a series of Airbus Helicopter Dauphin models including SA-365N, SA-365N1, AS-365N2 and AS-365N3. The system is fully approved to conduct LPV and LNAV/VNAV coupled approaches. This new… Read more »

Source: Maxcraft Avionics, 29-Jan-20

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S.A.F.E. Structure Designs wins $1M CH-47F fall protection platform contract

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs wins $1M CH-47F fall protection platform contract

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs announced they have been awarded the U.S. Army contract to supply customized Fall Protection Platforms for the Boeing Chinook CH-46 and CH-47 aircraft. The custom stands will support the maintenance of these aircraft at facilities in Fort Hood, Fort Bliss, Fort Riley and Fort Bragg. The U.S. Army recognized the risk mitigation… Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, 29-Jan-20

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Heli-One Approved to Develop AW139 IGB TGB Capability

Heli-One Approved to Develop AW139 IGB TGB Capability

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, is working with Leonardo Helicopters to establish AW139 Intermediate and Tail Gear Box (IGB, TGB) MRO capability as a Leonardo Helicopters Authorized Component Repair Centre. This new capability is being established at the Heli-One Canada facility in Delta, British Columbia and will give… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 29-Jan-20

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Sierra Nevada DVE Technology Mitigates Risk of Operating Helicopters

Sierra Nevada DVE Technology Mitigates Risk of Operating Helicopters

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security company owned by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, said DVE technology already selected for U.S. military helicopters, can also reduce the risk of civil and commercial flight crashes, in cases where visibility is impeded due to weather and other conditions such as fog. “Whether military or… Read more »

Source: Sierra Nevada, 29-Jan-20

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DRF Luftrettung expands its H145 and H135 fleet

DRF Luftrettung expands its H145 and H135 fleet

Airbus Helicopters and DRF Luftrettung have signed a contract for the purchase of 15 new H145s, three H135s and the retrofit of their current 20 H145s to the five-bladed version. This will bring the H145 fleet of the German Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) to 35 helicopters, making them the biggest operator of the five-bladed H145 in… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 28-Jan-20

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Rotortrade gives its view on pre-owned helicopter market

Rotortrade gives its view on pre-owned helicopter market

As brand-new civil turbine helicopter sales are expected to remain under even greater pressure in the coming years, the pre-owned market is set to take center stage. Brand new civil turbine sales have gone down to approximately 600 deliveries per year while pre-owned sales have reached 1,500 units yearly. The pre-owned market is now more… Read more »

Source: Rotortrade, 28-Jan-20

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Sikorsky Recognizes California Firehawk Aerial Firefighters

Sikorsky Recognizes California Firehawk Aerial Firefighters

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) today recognized and thanked the County of Los Angeles Fire Department, the City of San Diego Fire-Rescue and the State of California’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) for their commitment to aerial fire-fighting operations with the S-70i™ Firehawk® helicopter. Each of the three fire services… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 28-Jan-20

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StandardAero wins Rolls-Royce M250 award for 11th Consecutive Year

StandardAero wins Rolls-Royce M250 award for 11th Consecutive Year

StandardAero received the prestigious “FIRST Class Service” award on Monday at the annual Rolls-Royce FIRST NetworkTM Recognition Reception event, held as part of Rolls-Royce’s attendance at the 2020 HAI/Heli-Expo in Anaheim, Calif.  The awards program recognizes significant achievements of authorized maintenance service centers that provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for M250 helicopter engines operated… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 28-Jan-20

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Guimbal introduces new updates for Cabri G2

Guimbal introduces new updates for Cabri G2

The French light helicopter manufacturer, Helicopteres Guimbal is introducing an advanced new payload mount and new cockpit developments.  The latest delivered unit of their Cabri G2 is on display at booth # 6812, shared with Precision Helicopters, their Oregon-based distributor for the USA. The aircraft features the two latest product developments: The new all-digital cockpit,… Read more »

Source: Precision Helicopters, 28-Jan-20

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NASA orders three Airbus H135s

NASA orders three Airbus H135s

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has placed an order for three H135 helicopters, marking the first-ever partnership between the U.S. space program and Airbus Helicopters. The order was announced today at the Airbus booth at the Heli Expo Trade show in Anaheim, California. The H135s will be operated out of the Kennedy Space… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 28-Jan-20

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Airbus adds more power and enhanced aerial work capabilities for the H125

Airbus adds more power and enhanced aerial work capabilities for the H125

Airbus Helicopters has announced a major performance increase on the H125 by making full use of the available power of Safran Helicopter Engines’ Arriel 2D. The aircraft’s external and internal load lifting capabilities will increase by up to +140 kg, with a large part of it already available at low altitude and low external temperatures,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Jan-20

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Leonardo provides update on AW609 tiltrotor training

Leonardo provides update on AW609 tiltrotor training

Developing and fielding state of the art, industry transforming aircraft such as the AW139, has become a matter of routine for Leonardo. This trend continues with the recently fielded AW169 light intermediate twin-engine helicopter, and soon to enter market AW609 tiltrotor. Over the last year, concurrent with aircraft development activities, Leonardo launched an initiative to… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 28-Jan-20

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MD completes all required tests for MD530F MGTOW Increase to 3,350 Pounds

MD completes all required tests for MD530F MGTOW Increase to 3,350 Pounds

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) proudly announces the completion of all company test and reporting requirements related to the max gross take-off weight (MGTOW) increase from 3,100 to 3,350 pounds for its MD 530F single engine helicopter. A preferred platform of law enforcement and utility operators worldwide, the MGTOW increase will provide operators extended range, greater… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 28-Jan-20

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Rotortrade reports on 2019 activity

Rotortrade reports on 2019 activity

Rotortrade, a leading international distributor of helicopters announces excellent results and steady growth for 2019 reaching 30 bookings within the 12 months. “Beyond the number of helicopters which was in line with our projections for the year, we are especially happy with the mix of helicopters representing more than 150 tons / 350,000 pounds across… Read more »

Source: Rotortrade, 28-Jan-20

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Air Zermatt picks VR technology H125 training solution

Air Zermatt picks VR technology H125 training solution

Air Zermatt has selected VRM Switzerland as its supplier for an innovative training solution based on virtual reality (VR) technology. The simulator’s visual system provides 3D vision with unprecedented resolution. “This will allow our discerning pilots to effectively train for difficult scenarios on mountain landing sites, with bright sunshine and under various snow conditions such… Read more »

Source: Air Zermatt, 28-Jan-20

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Leonardo to acquire Kopter

Leonardo to acquire Kopter

Leonardo has signed a contract with Lynwood (Schweiz) AG to acquire 100% of Kopter Group AG (Kopter). This move allows Leonardo to further strengthen its worldwide leadership and position in the rotorcraft sector; leveraging innovation, new capabilities and engineering skills which have been developed by the young, agile Swiss Company. Kopter’s SH09, a new single… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 28-Jan-20

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Heli-One develops new H225 mods

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has developed several new H225 modifications for HEMS purpose. The modifications are a modular medical equipment wall and stretcher installation. These modifications support HEMS teams with improved flexibility and efficiency while maintaining patient and crew safety. Updated Medical Wall This is the third… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 28-Jan-20

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IOGP oil & gas companies commit to joint project with HeliOffshore

IOGP oil & gas companies commit to joint project with HeliOffshore

The Safety and Aviation Committee of the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) endorsed plans for a new aviation-focused Joint Industry Project (JIP) to fund work in support of its Project Safira goal of eliminating fatalities from the upstream energy business. The JIP will result in fresh investment of approximately £500,000 in the… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 28-Jan-20

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Sikorsky introduces S-92A+ and S-92B upgrades

Sikorsky introduces S-92A+ and S-92B upgrades

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), announced today it is accepting position agreements for upgrades to the best-in-class S-92 helicopter: the S-92A+™ and the S-92B™ helicopters. The announcement at the annual Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli Expo demonstrates continued investment in and commitment to commercial helicopter operators and customers. “We are excited to offer… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 28-Jan-20

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LCI charts 2020 growth with new partnerships

LCI charts 2020 growth with new partnerships

 LCI, a leading helicopter lessor and the aviation division of the Libra Group, has sealed new partnerships with two leading financial institutions as it continues to grow its fleet. The lessor has just taken delivery of a Leonardo AW169 helicopter with financing arranged from new partner, Investec. The state-of-the-art aircraft is being placed with a leading… Read more »

Source: LCI, 28-Jan-20

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MD Helicopters Capitalizes on Joint Operational Capability to Improve Production Processes

MD Helicopters Capitalizes on Joint Operational Capability to Improve Production Processes

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) has expanded and enhanced helicopter production capabilities at its Mesa, Arizona, world headquarters. Certified as a joint military and commercial manufacturing and completion center, with both Government (“GFRC”) and FAA oversight, MDHI has improved the production processes for its full range of single-engine and light twin-engine aircraft. “Over the past year… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 28-Jan-20

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Universal Avionics InSight™ Display System Selected for MD Explorer

Universal Avionics InSight™ Display System Selected for MD Explorer

Universal Avionics (UA) and MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announce a strategic partnership to integrate UA’s advanced InSight Display System as the full-digital flight deck solution for MD Helicopters’ MD 900/902 Explorer. MDHI will integrate the InSight Display System into the production and retrofit of the twin-engine helicopters. The InSight Display System for the MD 900/902… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 28-Jan-20

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Keith Mullett joins HeliOffshore Board

Keith Mullett joins HeliOffshore Board

On Monday 27th January, 2020 HeliOffshore announced the appointment of Keith Mullett to HeliOffshore’s board of directors. Keith Mullet is President of PHI International and acting President of PHI Americas.  He has been President of PHI International since the acquisition of HNZ by PHI in December of 2017.  Before that, he was the Executive Vice… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 28-Jan-20

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Universal Avionics SkyVis™ Selected for new German H215s

Universal Avionics SkyVis™ Selected for new German H215s

Universal Avionics, an Elbit Systems Company, was selected by Heli-One (Norway) AS to equip the new H215 helicopters of the Bundespolizei – German Federal Police (BPOL) with its SkyVis Helmet Mounted Display (HMD). Universal Avionics will partner with Heli-One to develop a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the SkyVis on H215… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 28-Jan-20

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Universal Avionics Introduces Latest in ‘Fly by Sight’ Flight Deck Concept

Universal Avionics Introduces Latest in ‘Fly by Sight’ Flight Deck Concept

Universal Avionics (UA), an Elbit Systems Company, is debuting its latest developments in the ‘Fly by Sight’ flight deck concept to the helicopter market during the HAI HELI-EXPO 2020. The company’s ‘Fly by Sight’ concept brings various flight deck technologies together in an integrated way for more intuitive head-up operation during critical phases of flight,… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 28-Jan-20

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MD to Feature Fresno Sheriff MD530F and MD530G Block II at Heli-Expo 2020

MD to Feature Fresno Sheriff MD530F and MD530G Block II at Heli-Expo 2020

At the 2020 HAI Heli-Expo in Anaheim California, MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) will proudly display two aircraft representing the two largest segments of the company’s global customer base, law enforcement and military. The MD Helicopters booth, #6815, will feature an MD 530F operated by Fresno County (CA) Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) alongside the next generation of… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 28-Jan-20

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Rotortrade Selects Heli-One To Perform Two H225 Return-to-Service

Rotortrade Selects Heli-One To Perform Two H225 Return-to-Service

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, will perform two Return-to-Service programs for two H225s for Rotortrade, a leading international helicopter distributor. The work will take place at Heli-One Poland in Rzeszow, Poland.   Rotortrade had lead the way in managing, re-purposing and re-marketing the 11-ton Heavy Helicopter Super Puma… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 28-Jan-20

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Collins Aerospace promotes Goodrich rescue hoist on S70 Firehawk

Collins Aerospace promotes Goodrich rescue hoist on S70 Firehawk

Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced that three of the world’s top aerial firefighting agencies are equipping their helicopters with the company’s newest rescue hoist, the Goodrich 44318. The Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) selected the hoist for their… Read more »

Source: Collins Aerospace, 28-Jan-20

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FlightSafety to add new Level D sims for Airbus EC145 and Leonardo AW139

FlightSafety to add new Level D sims for Airbus EC145 and Leonardo AW139

FlightSafety International announces the expansion of its helicopter training programs and services with new Level D qualified simulators for the Airbus Helicopters EC145 and Leonardo AW139. “This significant expansion of the training programs and services we offer to helicopter operators reflects FlightSafety’s commitment to provide a broad range of conveniently located programs that our Customers… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 28-Jan-20

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Bell Announces New Technological Enhancements

Bell Announces New Technological Enhancements

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today new equipment enhancements across its current in-production commercial aircraft during Helicopter Association International’s annual Heli-Expo in Anaheim, California. “Bell is committed to incorporating the latest technologies into our products to further improve the performance, cost of operations and support the lifecycle of aircraft,” said Susan… Read more »

Source: Bell, 28-Jan-20

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Aviation Search Group Adds Two New Managing Directors to Support Growth

Aviation Search Group Adds Two New Managing Directors to Support Growth

Aviation Search Group (HELI-EXPO Booth 2424) announced the appointment of Dorothy Knupp (L) and Jessica Firmstone (R) as Managing Directors for the organization’s recruiting operations. These are new positions that were created to support recent growth, as a result of more client companies turning to the executive search firm for help in addressing the industry-wide… Read more »

Source: Aviation Search Group, 28-Jan-20

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StandardAero and Robertson Announce First Canadian Customer for AS350/EC130 Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank

StandardAero and Robertson Announce First Canadian Customer for AS350/EC130 Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank

StandardAero and Robertson Fuel Systems announced today the delivery of two crash-resistant fuel tanks (CRFTs) to the first operator in Canada to adopt this potentially lifesaving equipment.  The CRFTs will be installed on one AS350 BA helicopter and one AS350 B2 helicopter owned and operated by Ontario-based Zimmer Air Services Inc., both of which have… Read more »

Source: StandardAero and Robertson, 28-Jan-20

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StandardAero and Thales Announce Launch Customer for new H125 Autopilot System

StandardAero and Thales Announce Launch Customer for new H125 Autopilot System

 Today, StandardAero and Thales announced WeatherTech as the launch customer for their advanced 4-axis Compact Autopilot System for the Airbus Helicopters H125/AS350 platform.  Derived from certified transport category solutions, the Lightweight Compact Autopilot brings advanced, state-of-the-art 4-axis capability, performance and enhanced levels of safety to the light helicopter market, while eliminating the need for a… Read more »

Source: Standard Aero and Thales, 28-Jan-20

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Applied Video Imaging Extends Product Warranty to 3 Years

Applied Video Imaging Extends Product Warranty to 3 Years

Applied Video Imaging LLC, a leading innovator and original equipment manufacturer of rugged video system components, announced today the warranty period for all AVI products has been extended to three years from the previous two- year warranty. Users who have already purchased AVI products will also get the new three-year warranty applied to their product… Read more »

Source: Applied Video Imaging, 28-Jan-20

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ITT Enidine Showcasing Innovative Rotorcraft Solutions at Heli-Expo

ITT Enidine Showcasing Innovative Rotorcraft Solutions at Heli-Expo

ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) and its Enidine, Aerospace Controls and Matrix Composites brands will showcase its Lead Lag Damper Silicone along with their collective portfolio of highly engineered product solutions for the rotorcraft industry at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020, January 28-30, in Anaheim, California. Enidine’s rotorcraft solutions reduce noise and vibration, enabling a more comfortable passenger… Read more »

Source: ITT, 28-Jan-20

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EASA approves STC for Trakka TLX searchlight on EC135

EASA approves STC for Trakka TLX searchlight on EC135

ESG`s existing EASA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for High-Performance Searchlights was extended for Trakka Systems´ new High-Performance Search Light “TLX”. In Autumn 2019 ESG realized the successful delivery of the first modified helicopter to a German customer. The new “TLX” provides more light output at less electrical power and weight. The new design reduces maintenance… Read more »

Source: ESG, 28-Jan-20

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NHV Group and Tropical Arctic Logistics sign Strategic Teaming Agreement

NHV Group and Tropical Arctic Logistics sign Strategic Teaming Agreement

NHV Group, a leading provider of B2B helicopter services and Tropical Arctic Logistics Ltd (TAL), a Nigerian subsidiary of Baywood Integrated Group, specialized in logistics and flight services are pleased to announce that they have entered into a teaming agreement. The agreement is designed to allow both companies to jointly pursue strategic opportunities in Nigeria… Read more »

Source: NHV, 28-Jan-20

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Boost Human External Cargo Systems Introduces New HEC Products for Bell 206L & MD500

Boost Human External Cargo Systems Introduces New HEC Products for Bell 206L & MD500

Boost Human External Cargo Systems (Boost Systems – www.boostsystems.ca), a global industry leader in the provision of the most advanced, fully-certified, Human External Cargo (HEC) Systems and services for the rescue, utility, public safety and defence sectors announces it now offers HEC systems for the Bell 206L and MD500 helicopter models. Boost Systems is exhibiting at… Read more »

Source: Boost Systems, 28-Jan-20

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Astronautics Adds New Enhancements To RoadRunner EFI

Astronautics Adds New Enhancements To RoadRunner EFI

Astronautics Corporation of America is releasing enhancements to its AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI). The latest updates include further enhancements that improve integration with all H-60 platforms, as well as support for additional military functions such as Tactical Air Navigation Systems (TACAN). “Astronautics prides itself on continually evolving the RoadRunner EFI to address our… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 28-Jan-20

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Robinson Newscopters Deliver News

Robinson Newscopters Deliver News

Robinson Newscopters continue to make inroads into major media markets in the U.S. with Washington D.C. and Tampa, Florida, becoming the latest to employ Robinson Electric News Gathering (ENG) helicopters. SKY Helicopters, Robinson’s longtime dealer in Garland, Texas, recently took delivery of a new R66 Newscopter bringing the company’s fleet of Robinson Newscopters to fifteen…. Read more »

Source: Newscopters, 28-Jan-20

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Leonardo Philadelphia delivers 300th AW139

Leonardo Philadelphia delivers 300th AW139

Leonardo delivered on January 24 the 300th AW139 assembled at its Northeast Philadelphia facility. The aircraft is a Boeing MH-139A Grey Wolf assigned to the United States Air Force. The site, which serves as Leonardo Helicopters’ North America headquarters, has been operational since 1980 and employs over 700. Leonardo Helicopters Philadelphia also manufactures the AW119… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 28-Jan-20

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Airwolf Aerospace and True Blue Power Announce New Lithium-ion Main Ship Battery STCs

Airwolf Aerospace and True Blue Power Announce New Lithium-ion Main Ship Battery STCs

True Blue Power today announced Airwolf Aerospace has selected the company’s ultra-lightweight, fast-charging main ship batteries for a series of new lithium-ion battery Supplemental Type Certification (STC) kits on 18 turbine helicopter models. Airwolf’s lithium-ion battery STC kits include a state-of-the-art True Blue Power® lithium-ion main ship battery, mounting hardware, simple wiring harness and a Magic… Read more »

Source: True Blue Power, 27-Jan-20

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Telephonics flight tests MOSAIC AESA Radar System on MH-60S

Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), announced today that it has successfully demonstrated its MOSAIC® Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar system aboard a U.S. Navy MH-60S helicopter, accumulating over 10 hours of operational time during a two-week period in November. The flight demonstrations, which took place over the Mid-Atlantic… Read more »

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Bucher presents its newest multi-mission HEMS at Heli-Expo 2020

Bucher presents its newest multi-mission HEMS at Heli-Expo 2020

From January 28 through 30, 2020, Bucher will present its helicopter emergency equipment at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, CA, USA. If you are looking for innovative and highly modular equipment for your rescue operations, visit us in hall B, at booth #2531! We will be happy to show you all our exciting and innovative… Read more »

Source: Bucher, 27-Jan-20

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Astronautics Readies Its Airborne Communication System for Various Airbus Platforms

Astronautics Readies Its Airborne Communication System for Various Airbus Platforms

Astronautics Corporation of America is readying its wireless Airborne Communication System (wACS) for entry into service on various Airbus Helicopters’ aircraft platforms, beginning with the H145. This past summer, Astronautics supported test flights to achieve European Aviation Safety Agency type certification on the aircraft.  The company has also delivered final wACS software updates for production… Read more »

Source: Astronautics Corporation, 27-Jan-20

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Astronautics RoadRunner EFI Brings Enhanced Capability to Santa Barbara Firehawk

Astronautics RoadRunner EFI Brings Enhanced Capability to Santa Barbara Firehawk

Astronautics Corporation of America is providing its AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instruments (EFIs) to Arista Aviation as cost-effective, easy-to-install replacements on a FIREHAWK helicopter to be operated by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD). The RoadRunner EFIs—two per aircraft—are part of an upgraded avionics package and instrument panel on a UHH-60L Black Hawk helicopter… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 27-Jan-20

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Astronautics Nears FAA Approval on STC for RoadRunner EFI on Bell 212 and 412

Astronautics Nears FAA Approval on STC for RoadRunner EFI on Bell 212 and 412

Astronautics Corporation of America, in partnership with Rotorcraft Services Group (RSG), has completed submission for a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI) on Bell 212 and 412 aircraft with certification expected near term. RSG is an authorized RoadRunner EFI dealer, installer, and PMA kit provider… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 27-Jan-20

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Canada approves Astronics Enhanced Vision Systems on Bell 407

Canada approves Astronics Enhanced Vision Systems on Bell 407

Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO), a leading provider of advanced technologies for global aerospace, defense, and other mission critical industries, announced today that an amended Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) has been approved by Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) for its Max-Viz 1400 and 1200 Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS) on Bell 407 helicopters. Astronics expects that the… Read more »

Source: Astronics, 27-Jan-20

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Cobham Launches Titan Digital Audio Management Series

Cobham Launches Titan Digital Audio Management Series

Cobham Aerospace Connectivity announces the launch of Titan, a series of aircraft audio management products for light to medium rotary and fixed-wing aircraft. Titan will enable agencies like Police, Fire and Medical Evacuation to perform tactical missions using smaller aircraft. The public safety aviation sector has seen a rise in the demand for smaller aircraft to carry out… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 27-Jan-20

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Luma Technologies offers Goggle Ready LED Solutions for UH-60 / S-70 Operators

Luma Technologies offers Goggle Ready LED Solutions for UH-60 / S-70 Operators

Luma Technologies known for their broad line of LED Caution Warning panels and displays announced the introduction of an LED upgrade suite for the UH-60 / S-70 platforms. The three-unit package includes the primary 82-station Caution Advisory Panel complemented by a pair of drop-in replacements for the six-station clusters of primary warning lights and master… Read more »

Source: Luma Technologies, 27-Jan-20

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Air Methods to supply two EC145s to Houston Healthcare

Air Methods to supply two EC145s to Houston Healthcare

Officials with HCA Houston Healthcare unveiled Houston’s newest air ambulance service and the city’s first advanced mobile training ambulance and patient simulator, two new programs designed to enhance high-level adult and pediatric trauma care. “These two programs demonstrate a total commitment to supporting our EMS personnel and first responders in the region with higher-level training and support,… Read more »

Source: HCA Houston Healthcare, 27-Jan-20

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Kenyan Air Force receives first six MD530Fs

Kenyan Air Force receives first six MD530Fs

The United States delivered six MD-530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters to the Kenya Army’s Joint Helicopter Command (JHC) at Embakasi Barracks during a symbolic handover ceremony, Jan. 23, 2020. Over 100 guests were in attendance at the ceremony, which featured remarks by U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Michael D. Turello, commanding general of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn… Read more »

Source: US Air Force, 27-Jan-20

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VFS Leads eVTOL Efforts at HAI Heli-Expo 2020

VFS Leads eVTOL Efforts at HAI Heli-Expo 2020

The Vertical Flight Society, the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, announces today its activities at Heli-Expo to highlight advanced new military and civil vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Heli-Expo 2020 is hosted by the Helicopter Association International (HAI) and is being held Jan. 28–30, 2020, in the Anaheim Convention Center,… Read more »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 27-Jan-20

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Kopter’s SH09 flies with a new main rotor configuration

Kopter’s SH09 flies with a new main rotor configuration

Kopter pursues its flight test campaign in Sicily with its 3rd prototype (P3) having now reached more than 100 flights and being now equipped with a modified main rotor head and the next generation of main rotor blades. Both were successfully tested at the end of last year on the company’s whirltower in Ennetmoos, Switzerland…. Read more »

Source: Kopter, 27-Jan-20

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Air Methods lowers costs to patients

Air Methods lowers costs to patients

A popular air medical helicopter company believes they have the answer to lowering the cost for patients who need emergency care. See Full Story.

Source: Air Methods, 27-Jan-20

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MINT Turbines Announces Launch of Redesigned Website

MINT Turbines Announces Launch of Redesigned Website

M International is pleased to announce its flagship MRO facility MINT Turbines, LLC (Stroud, Oklahoma)  launched their redesigned website at “www.mintturbines.com.” This updated website features new visual and technical enhancements including streamlining the interface for ease of access to vital technical and contact information, and most of all – an enhanced website design. This new… Read more »

Source: MINT Turbines, 27-Jan-20

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Boost Human External Cargo Systems Exhibiting at HAI Heli-Expo 2020

Boost Human External Cargo Systems Exhibiting at HAI Heli-Expo 2020

Boost Human External Cargo Systems (Boost Systems – www.boostsystems.ca), a global industry leader in the provision of the most advanced, fully-certified, Human External Cargo (HEC) Systems and services for the rescue, utility, public safety and defence sectors is exhibiting at Heli-Expo 2020 (Booth #2436) in Anaheim, California from January 28th – 30th, 2020. “Over the… Read more »

Source: Boost Systems, 24-Jan-20

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eVTOL manufacturer Joby Aviation raises $590 Million

eVTOL manufacturer Joby Aviation raises $590 Million

 Joby Aviation, a pioneer in the development of an electric air taxi, has raised $590 million in Series C funding led by Toyota Motor Corporation. Prior investors, including SPARX Group, Intel Capital, Capricorn Investment Group, JetBlue Technology Ventures, Toyota AI Ventures, and AME Cloud Ventures, also contributed to the round, and were joined by new… Read more »

Source: Joby Aviation, 24-Jan-20

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Helicopter Foundation International changes name

Helicopter Foundation International changes name

Helicopter Foundation International (HFI), HAI’s charitable arm, is undergoing a name change that more closely identifies the nonprofit rganization’s role in supporting HAI missions. Effective January 13, 2020, the name officially changed to the HAI Foundation. “For many years, not everyone realized that HFI is directly connected to HAI, its parent organization,” says HAI President… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Foundation International, 24-Jan-20

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Bristow Supports Republic of Singapore Air Force, Australia Bushfire Relief Operations

Bristow Supports Republic of Singapore Air Force, Australia Bushfire Relief Operations

As the world pays attention to the major bushfires happening along the East Coast of Australia, Bristow Defence Industries (BDI) has quietly supported the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s Oakey Detachment, based in Oakey, Queensland, in its preparation to deploy two RSAF’s CH47Ds from Oakey to Royal Australian Air Force Base East Sale, located 220… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 24-Jan-20

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Genesys Aerosystems Offers New Line of Digital Radios

Genesys Aerosystems Offers New Line of Digital Radios

Genesys Aerosystems, a leading provider of EFIS and autopilot solutions, announced today a new product line, the Genesys Digital Radio (GDR). The Genesys Digital Radio is a family of remote-mounted, software-definable radios. They feature combined VOR/localizer/glideslope navigation, marker beacon, and VHF communication with a frequency range of 118-136 MHz or 118-156 MHz, and 25 or… Read more »

Source: Genesys Aerosystems, 24-Jan-20

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Bristow to merge with Era Helicopters

Bristow to merge with Era Helicopters

Letter posted by Bristow Group as an official filing with the US SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission), written by L. Don Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer.:- Dear Colleagues, Today is an important day in the life of Bristow as we continue to position our global company for long term success. It is with great enthusiasm… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 24-Jan-20

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AirX proposes new tourist flights from Tokyo Heliport

AirX proposes new tourist flights from Tokyo Heliport

Japanese operator AirX has set up a project in association with with Keikyu Corporation which will result in tourist flights by helicopter to a newly developed resort known as “Sky Resort Miura”. The venue on the Miura Peninsula is a popular get-away destination for Tokyo residents, but suffers from slow ground transport. The peninsula is in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Jan-20

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Elbit Systems Successfully Demonstrates High-Altitude High-Precision Aerial Firefighting Solution

Elbit Systems Successfully Demonstrates High-Altitude High-Precision Aerial Firefighting Solution

Elbit Systems completed a successful field demonstration of its patented Hydrop system, an innovative solution enabling high-altitude high-precision aerial firefighting. The field demonstration took place recently as part of an exercise led by the Israel Fire and Rescue Authority. During the exercise two Air Tractor aircraft from the Israeli Fire Fighting Squadron were directed to… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 22-Jan-20

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PS Engineering announces PAC45 with dual control head – PAC45D

PS Engineering announces PAC45 with dual control head – PAC45D

Responding to the Special Mission Community, PS Engineering is pleased to announce the availability of a dual control head to work with the PAC45 Special Mission Digital Audio Control System. The PAC45D system allows the flight crew easy access to critical mission audio from a central controller. This meets the operational requirements of many agencies,… Read more »

Source: PS Engineering, 22-Jan-20

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DRF Foundation to fund external air medical R&D projects

DRF Foundation to fund external air medical R&D projects

From 2020, the DRF Foundation for Air Rescue will fund larger projects than before that deal with the research and development of innovative methods, new concepts and systems in the field of preclinical emergency and rescue medicine, especially in air rescue. Those interested in funding can now submit their project. “Since every human life is… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 22-Jan-20

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Twirly Birds annual meeting to be held during HAI Heli-Expo 2020

Twirly Birds annual meeting to be held during HAI Heli-Expo 2020

International helicopter pilot organization Twirly Birds will hold its annual membership meeting in conjunction with the Helicopter Association International (HAI) HELI-EXPO in Anaheim, California, on Tue., Jan. 28, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Anaheim Marriott, Orange County Ballroom 3 & 4. General membership qualification requirements are to have flown solo in a helicopter or vertical lift aircraft… Read more »

Source: HAI, 22-Jan-20

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