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Airbus to display H135 at CANSEC 2019

Airbus to display H135 at CANSEC 2019

On May 29 and 30, at the EY Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Airbus will display a wide range of innovative products and services at Canada’s premier global defence and security trade show – CANSEC 2019. Canada is a key partner for Airbus, currently celebrating 35 years of operations in the country based on solid and… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 29-May-19

DJI adds helicopter detector to new drones

DJI adds helicopter detector to new drones

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today strengthened its role as the drone industry’s safety leader at a Washington, D.C. event by committing to install airplane and helicopter detectors in new consumer drones, part of a 10-point plan to ensure that the world’s skies remain safe in the drone era…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 29-May-19

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Yamaha Awarded Patent for Remote Control Device

Yamaha Awarded Patent for Remote Control Device

A remote control device for an unmanned helicopter includes an orientation sensor that detects a flight orientation of the unmanned helicopter, a GPS antenna and a GPS receiver that detect speed information of the unmanned helicopter, and a CPU that detects a flight distance of the unmanned helicopter by integrating the speed information. A memory stores information concerning a base point of the… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 28-May-19

France brings forward H160M Joint Light Helicopter programme

France brings forward H160M Joint Light Helicopter programme

The French Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, has announced that the launch of the Joint Light Helicopter (Hélicoptère Interarmées Léger; HIL) programme has been brought forward to 2021. The HIL programme, for which the Airbus Helicopters’ H160 was selected in 2017, was initially scheduled for launch in 2022 by the current military budget… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-May-19

Farm Credit Canada confirms $600K donation to STARS

Farm Credit Canada confirms $600K donation to STARS

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) renewed its commitment to the health and safety of Western Canadians by making a $600,000 contribution over four years to STARS air ambulance. “Each year STARS flies thousands of missions in and around the same rural communities served by FCC. We have seen the positive impact STARS has had during some… Read more »

Source: STARS, 28-May-19

First Air Taxi Volo-Port to be Built by End of 2019

First Air Taxi Volo-Port to be Built by End of 2019

Skyports and Volocopter announced a cooperation to build the first mobile Volo-Port for air taxis. UK-based global vertiport owner and operator Skyports and air taxi pioneer Volocopter unveiled plans for the Volo-Port – the physical landing pads for so-called eVTOL (electric take-off and landing) – through stunning designs produced by internationally renowned agency Brandlab. Ground-based… Read more »

Source: Volocopter, 28-May-19

Alfie Best set to accept ACH130 helicopter

Alfie Best set to accept ACH130 helicopter

This strikingly painted Airbus ACH130 helicopter, captured here over the English countryside, is due to be delivered to mobile home park entrepreneur Alfie Best a few days after the EBACE exhibition. Best, a proud Romany who recently featured on the Sunday Times Rich List, is acquiring the helicopter to support him in managing the numerous… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-May-19

Pursuit Aviation collaborates with XM2 to Develop first-of-its-kind filming setup

Pursuit Aviation collaborates with XM2 to Develop first-of-its-kind filming setup

Pursuit Aviation, a leading global aerial cinematography company for movies, television and commercials, announced that it has created Whiskey Wheels, a first-of-its-kind setup inside a helicopter that delivers an entirely new way of shooting aerial scenes. Developed in collaboration with industry stalwart XM2 and its labs department, this new system provides new options for DPs… Read more »

Source: Pursuit Aviation, 28-May-19

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Bell completes air medical training exercise

Bell completes air medical training exercise

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, in collaboration with Shaanxi Helicopter Co. Ltd. (SHC) and Shaanxi Provincial People’s Hospital, announced the successful completion of an Air Medical Services (AMS) training exercise in China. This exercise is an initial step toward developing air medical capability for the Implementation Program for a Joint Pilot of… Read more »

Source: Bell, 27-May-19

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Airbus delivers ACH145 for use on super yachts

Airbus delivers ACH145 for use on super yachts

Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) has delivered the first of two ACH145 helicopters to an existing private customer as the first step in a fleet renewal programme. The two aircraft will be primarily flown from super yachts in the Mediterranean and Caribbean regions on behalf of the owner who is a highly experienced user of Airbus helicopters…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopter, 27-May-19

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The ACE Training Centre awarded for training innovation

The ACE Training Centre awarded for training innovation

The ACE Training Centre has been awarded the inaugural Innovation for Training Award at the 2019 Avalon Airshow. The award-winning training centre was purpose-built to provide highly realistic mission simulation technology for helicopter pilots, aircrew and specialist personnel, such as air medical teams. Since opening its doors in October 2016, the world-class training facility with… Read more »

Source: ACE Training Centre, 27-May-19

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Air Methods Celebrates StarCare Base’s 30th Anniversary

Air Methods Celebrates StarCare Base’s 30th Anniversary

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of its StarCare base on April 13 at 1:30 p.m. CT at Silverhawk Aviation in Lincoln. A special reception will be held there to honor the clinicians, crew and other staff who have been a part of the base’s history. StarCare is… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 27-May-19

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Bell 429 builds momentum with corporate customers

Bell 429 builds momentum with corporate customers

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is showcasing its corporate Bell 429 outfitted with Mecaer Aviation’s MAGnificent interior at EBACE. The aircraft is building momentum in the region with 7 recent sales to corporate customers in Germany, Greece, the Ukraine and Russia. “The Bell 429 continues to increase its footprint in Europe with… Read more »

Source: Bell, 27-May-19

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight Gets New Home at Murfreesboro

Vanderbilt LifeFlight Gets New Home at Murfreesboro

Vanderbilt LifeFlight’s helicopter based in Murfreesboro has a new home at the Murfreesboro Airport. LF 5 in front of its new hangerLifeFlight 5, which has been based in Rutherford County since 2012, is leasing 3,500 square feet inside the airport’s new TDK hanger. TDK is a contractor and developer, specializing in apartment complexes. TDK built… Read more »

Source: Vanderbilt LifeFlight, 27-May-19

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Alpine Aerotech 505 Bear Paw Now Compatible With High Skid Gear

Alpine Aerotech 505 Bear Paw Now Compatible With High Skid Gear

ALPINE AEROTECH LP announced that they have completed the modification of their popular Bear Paw Kit to be compatible with both Standard and High Skid Gear on the Bell 505. The Bear Paw Kit is constructed from high grade UV-resistance polymer and retains its shape through continuous landing and take-offs. Their industry-leading clamping system allows… Read more »

Source: Alpine Aerotech, 27-May-19

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V-280 scores top marks

V-280 scores top marks

The Bell V-280 Valor recently completed flight demonstrations of its low-speed agility key performance parameter (KPP) in the U.S. Army-led Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR TD) program ahead of schedule. The V-280 Valor has now demonstrated in flight testing that it has the raw control power in pitch, roll, and yaw maneuvers to meet the Army’s Level… Read more »

Source: Bell, 27-May-19

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Helitrans becomes first operator to receive H125s with digital logcards

Helitrans becomes first operator to receive H125s with digital logcards

Norwegian helicopter operator Helitrans has taken delivery of two Airbus H125 helicopters with digital logcards, becoming the first H125 operator able to manage the maintenance history of its aircraft components digitally, resulting in better data quality, time savings, and simpler processes, thereby reinforcing flight safety. These helicopters are the first two in a series of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 27-May-19

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BHS Helicopterservice buys helicopter business of DC Aviation

BHS Helicopterservice buys helicopter business of DC Aviation

Bamberg-based BHS Helicopterservice GmbH initiated the purchase of the helicopter business of its Stuttgart-based cooperation partner DC Aviation GmbH with the contract signing on 2 May 2019. The acquisition of the subsidiary, DC Aviation Switzerland AG, will help the exclusive business helicopter flight provider expand its portfolio of services. The partnership between DC Aviation Stuttgart… Read more »

Source: DC Aviation, 27-May-19

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Petroleum Air Services takes off with AMOS

Petroleum Air Services takes off with AMOS

Swiss-AS is pleased to announce that Petroleum Air Services (PAS) and Swiss-AS have signed agreements regarding the purchase and implementation of AMOS. PAS was searching the market for a fully integrated turnkey solution that provides the option to adapt to new requirements without changes to the source code. After a swift and efficient evaluation of… Read more »

Source: Petroleum Air Services, 27-May-19

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Apollo Air Services to operate first AW109 Trekker in UK

Apollo Air Services to operate first AW109 Trekker in UK

British charter operator Apollo Air Services have confirmed – via an Instagram post – that they will be operating the first Leonardo AW109 Trekker in the UK. The company, base at Carlisle Lake District Airport, already operate six AW109SP GrandNew, one AW109S Grand and one Airbus AS350B2, with additional bases at Cardiff Heliport and Leeds… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-May-19

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Bermuda Aircraft Registry Hits Historic Milestone

Bermuda Aircraft Registry Hits Historic Milestone

Bermuda is home to the oldest and largest offshore Aircraft Registry and this month achieved a historic milestone by registering its 900th aircraft to the current Registry. This registration marks the most aircraft to ever be registered to an offshore aircraft registry at one time. The Bermuda Aircraft Registry consists of a mix of both… Read more »

Source: Bermuda, 24-May-19

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Air Methods opens Mercy Air 66 base at Barstow

Air Methods opens Mercy Air 66 base at Barstow

Mercy Air, a division of Air Methods, will host a dedication ceremony and reception on Friday, May 17 at 1:00 p.m. PST. The ceremony will celebrate the new Mercy Air 66 base, a collaboration between Barstow Fire Protection District and Mercy Air. In addition, the event will honor Mercy Air’s 30th anniversary of life-saving service… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 24-May-19

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Heli-One wins German AS332L1 and EC215 upgrade contract

Heli-One wins German AS332L1 and EC215 upgrade contract

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO), is pleased to announce a helicopter upgrade contract with the German Federal Ministry of Interior to modify their incoming Airbus H215 fleet and existing AS332 aircraft. The upgrade project covers four H215s with an option for an additional 16 AS332L1/H215 aircraft and in its… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 24-May-19

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Volocopter and Amazon join UK CAA Innovation Sandbox project

Volocopter and Amazon join UK CAA Innovation Sandbox project

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has launched a new virtual space in which new technology can be safely tested – the ‘Innovation Sandbox’. The Sandbox is offering innovative companies the chance to discuss, explore, trial and test emerging concepts, helping the UK’s aviation sector to continue to be at the forefront of technology. The new… Read more »

Source: UK CAA, 24-May-19

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Lilium Reveals New Air Taxi Celebrates Maiden Flight

Lilium Reveals New Air Taxi Celebrates Maiden Flight

Lilium, the Munich-based startup developing a revolutionary on- demand air taxi service, today revealed its new five-seater air taxi prototype for the first time. The unveiling of the new Lilium Jet came as the all-electric aircraft completed its maiden flight in the skies over Germany earlier this month. The full-scale, full-weight prototype is powered by… Read more »

24-May-19

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CareFlite celebrates 40 Year Anniversary

CareFlite celebrates 40 Year Anniversary

CareFlite began with one Bell helicopter shared between Methodist Dallas Medical Center and Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital transporting about 20 patients each month. In 1980, CareFlite began operating a ground ambulance service in Dallas to support the helicopters and to provide non-emergency transportation to patients in area hospitals. Since being established in 1979, CareFlite… Read more »

Source: CareFlite, 24-May-19

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Vertical Flight Society Recognizes Sikorsky For Technological Innovations

Vertical Flight Society Recognizes Sikorsky For Technological Innovations

Individuals and teams from Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE:LMT) were recognized with several awards from the Vertical Flight Society during the 75th Annual Forum & Technology display. This year’s awards mark nearly three-quarters of a century of celebrating rotorcraft innovation. Sikorsky’s founder, Igor Sikorsky, was named one of the first Honorary Fellows during the first… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 24-May-19

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Nepalese operators facing pilot shortage

Nepalese operators facing pilot shortage

Nepalese helicopter companies are facing a scare of pilot to operate helicopters in the mountain climbing season. 30 helicopters of 10 helicopter companies, registered in Nepal are busy in the Khumbu area. According to the Helicopter Society of Nepal (HSoN), most of the flights are operated from Lukla to Kalapatthar, Goraksep, Ferichey, Fhakdin, and Sagarmatha… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 23-May-19

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Sierra Nevada Awarded $75M Contract for HH-60G DVES Installations

Sierra Nevada Awarded $75M Contract for HH-60G DVES Installations

Sierra Nevada Corp., Sparks, Nevada, has been awarded a $74,902,132 definitive C-type contract for installation of a Degraded Visual Environment System (DVES), which improves situational awareness to pilots and aircrew operating in DVE conditions by adding new functional capabilities to the HH-60G. This contract provides for the procurement, installation, and integration of the DVES solution… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-May-19

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Sloane extend Leonardo distributorship and sign for two more AW109s

Sloane extend Leonardo distributorship and sign for two more AW109s

As the world’s leading manufacturer in the VIP multiengine helicopter market with a 40% share and the largest producer of corporate helicopters flying in UK, Leonardo is further growing its presence in this sector with the announcement of a further renewal of the Distributorship Agreement in UK and Ireland with its key partner Sloane Helicopters… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 23-May-19

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FlightSafety announces new President & CEO

FlightSafety announces new President & CEO

FlightSafety International announces that David Davenport will now lead the company as President & CEO. He most recently served as Co-CEO and President, Commercial. Ray Johns, who previously served as Co-CEO, will continue as President, Government and Manufacturing. He oversees the services and products FlightSafety offers to government and military agencies, as well as the… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 23-May-19

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TracPlus and IQonboard collaborate

TracPlus and IQonboard collaborate

TracPlus and IQonboard collaborate to provide real-time satellite load manifest reporting. IQonboard provides a wearable technology and software solution that allows pilots and ground operations to keep track of crew, passengers, cargo, and assets while automating the load manifest reporting process. Pilots can instantly see the passenger manifest and total payload prior to departure via… Read more »

Source: TracPlus, 23-May-19

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Northern Escape Heli Skiing Announces investment

Northern Escape Heli Skiing Announces investment

Northern Escape Heli Skiing, in its 16th year of operations, is please to announce the construction of its new remote lodge opening for the upcoming 2020 season. Construction began in the spring of 2018 and the completion date is scheduled for fall of 2019. Northern Escape Heli Skiing offers a variety of exclusive packages to… Read more »

Source: Northern Escape Heli Skiing, 23-May-19

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MALS-39 Marine recognized for contributions to maintenance readiness

MALS-39 Marine recognized for contributions to maintenance readiness

For Capt. Matthew Migliori, “ready in peace and war” is more than the motto of 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, it’s a culture and way of life. As the aircraft maintenance officer for Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron (MALS) 39, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 39, 3rd MAW, Migliori and his Marines ensure that over 130 AH-1Z Vipers,… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 23-May-19

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22 countries sign new European Defence Agency cross-border agreement

22 countries sign new European Defence Agency cross-border agreement

In the margins of EDA Steering Board, 22 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden) and EDA signed a new programme that will facilitate the granting of cross-border surface and air movement permissions. The programme is… Read more »

Source: EDA, 23-May-19

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STARS announces first all-female lineup for 2019 Rescue in the Rockies

STARS announces first all-female lineup for 2019 Rescue in the Rockies

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS), a non-profit helicopter air ambulance organization, is excited to announce Rescue in the Rockies for STARS, one of its flagship fundraisers in Alberta, has an all-female cast this year. This much-appreciated eighth annual fundraising event will be held on Friday, June 7, 2019. All funds raised from the women’s… Read more »

Source: SATRS, 23-May-19

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FAA Announces Safety Rating for Costa Rica

FAA Announces Safety Rating for Costa Rica

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that the Republic of Costa Rica does not comply with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety standards and has been assigned a Category 2 rating based on a reassessment of the country’s civil aviation authority. A Category 2 International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) rating… Read more »

Source: FAA, 23-May-19

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Speedwings expands helicopter ops with BHS and DC Aviation

Speedwings expands helicopter ops with BHS and DC Aviation

In order to develop business helicopter flights and helicopter management at the Payerne Airport, Speedwings Business SA and Bamberg-based BHS Helicopterservice GmbH with its subsidiary DC Aviation Switzerland of Zurich have agreed to cooperate in the future. The letter of intent was signed by representatives of the companies on 21 May 2019 at the EBACE… Read more »

Source: Speedwings, 23-May-19

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Latest ACH160 order underlines market confidence in new model

Latest ACH160 order underlines market confidence in new model

Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) has secured an additional sale for its latest ACH160 helicopter just days before the EBACE 2019 business aviation show in Geneva.This new order, from an experienced UK helicopter operator which will use it for general corporate purposes, takes the ACH160 orderbook to 11 aircraft of which four have been won in the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 23-May-19

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Sikorsky HH-60W Achieves First Flight

Sikorsky HH-60W Achieves First Flight

The Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter achieved first flight today at Sikorsky’s West Palm Beach, Florida site, an important step toward bringing this all-new aircraft to service members to perform critical search and rescue operations. The aircraft, developed by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT) and based on the proven UH-60M Black Hawk, is… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 23-May-19

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CHC pilots accept 9.27% pay rise

CHC pilots accept 9.27% pay rise

Members of the British Airline Pilots’ Association recently voted to strike against CHC Helicopters after they were unable to provide an acceptable pay rise offer. However, strike action has been evaded as the pilots have accepted CHC’s new offer of a 9.27% pay raise till September 2020, reports Energy Voice.

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-May-19

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Helicopter now stationed at Scotland Memorial Hospital

Helicopter now stationed at Scotland Memorial Hospital

In an effort to better serve our community and surrounding areas, Scotland Health Care System has partnered with Cape Fear LifeLink Air to station a helicopter on the Scotland Memorial Hospital campus starting May 10, 2019. Cape Fear LifeLink Air is an emergency air medical transportation service offered by Cape Fear Valley Regional Medical Center… Read more »

Source: Scotland Health, 22-May-19

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Safran Helicopter Engines Partners with Citicopter in Russia

Safran Helicopter Engines Partners with Citicopter in Russia

In order to support the existing – and upcoming – operators in Russia, Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a partnership with Citicopter, to become its official distributor in Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States for Arriel and Arrius engine families and associated services and support products. Safran powered Helicopter operated in Russia are directly supported… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 22-May-19

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Star Navigation Announces MEDEVAC Agreement

Star Navigation Announces MEDEVAC Agreement

Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. (CSE: SNA) (CSE: SNA.CN) (OTCQB: SNAVF) (“Star” or the “Company”) announces that the Company has entered into a long-term agreement with AMS Heli Design (“AMS”) of Denison, Texas. (www.amsheli.com) AMS is a Helicopter EMS Interior provider, specializing in Air Ambulance configuration through the use of new lightweight materials and new… Read more »

Source: Star Navigation Systems Group, 22-May-19

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Rusada joins the European Helicopter Association

Rusada joins the European Helicopter Association

MRO & Flight Operations software provider Rusada, has become the newest member of the European Helicopter Association (EHA). The EHA acts on behalf of the European rotorcraft industry, promoting the best interests of all sectors as an economically important, safe and sustainable industry essential to the success of European and national economies. EHA members are placed across… Read more »

Source: Rusada, 22-May-19

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Airbus Helicopters showed H135 at HeliRussia

Airbus Helicopters showed H135 at HeliRussia

[electronic translation] Airbus Helicopters will take part in the 12th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2019, which will be held May 16-18 at Crocus Expo in Moscow. At the company’s booth (1K, hall 3, pavilion 1), the H135 helicopter with the Helionix avionics complex will be presented for the first time. In addition, Airbus Helicopters will conduct… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-May-19

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Magpas Air Ambulance CEO appointed to the Board of the Association of Air Ambulances

Magpas Air Ambulance CEO appointed to the Board of the Association of Air Ambulances

Magpas Air Ambulance are very pleased to announce that Daryl Brown, the Charity’s CEO, has been appointed to the Board of the Association of Air Ambulances (AAA). The AAA provides a platform of representation as a unified national voice for the UK Air Ambulance community to governments, legislators and the public. Daryl says “I’m delighted to… Read more »

Source: Magpas Air Ambulance, 22-May-19

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Sikorsky Receives Contract To Build 12 CH-53K

Sikorsky Receives Contract To Build 12 CH-53K

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) will build 12 production CH-53K King Stallion helicopters under a new $1.13 billion contract from the U.S. Navy. These advanced helicopters are part of the 200 program of record aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps. Under the terms of the contract, known as Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot 2 and… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 22-May-19

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Helicopter Training Squadron 18 Receives Award

Helicopter Training Squadron 18 Receives Award

The Order of Daedalians recognized the “Vigilant Eagles” of Helicopter Training Squadron (HT) 18’s outstanding safety record for 2018 with the Adm. John H. Towers Flight Safety Award, May 17. Cmdr. Kenneth Kerr, HT-18’s commanding officer accepted the award on behalf of his squadron during a ceremony hosted at Training Air Wing 5 in Milton,… Read more »

Source: US Naval Air Training, 22-May-19

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B505 Continues Global Expansion

B505 Continues Global Expansion

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the signature of a new purchase agreement for the Bell 505 with HUBI-FLY from Austria and the recent certification of the aircraft in the Ukraine and Russia. With over 150 aircraft delivered worldwide, the Bell 505 is already demonstrating excellent performance. “The Bell 505 is truly… Read more »

Source: Bell, 22-May-19

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ADS-B Rebates Have All Been Reserved

ADS-B Rebates Have All Been Reserved

The last few hundred of the $500 Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) rebate reservations offered to general aviation aircraft owners by the FAA are gone. Since launching the program in September 2016, the FAA has offered 20,000 rebates to qualified applicants. Should any of the reservations be returned, the agency will make them available each… Read more »

Source: FAA, 22-May-19

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Air BP and London Biggin Hill Airport continue long-standing relationship

Air BP and London Biggin Hill Airport continue long-standing relationship

Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and services supplier, has renewed its contract with London Biggin Hill Airport (BQH/EGKB), following 25 years of successful collaboration. Air BP will continue to supply the airport with Jet A-1 and Avgas 100LL, with customers able to use the Air BP Sterling Card and RocketRoute MarketPlace to pay… Read more »

Source: Air BP, 22-May-19

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NeoXCraft designers VRCO sign agreement with ConnectJets

NeoXCraft designers VRCO sign agreement with ConnectJets

ConnectJets is marking its 10th anniversary this summer with the launch of a new division – ConnectSkies. the business aviation charter industry’s first independent ‘sustainable’ aircraft sales, marketing and logistics platform. With sustainability at the forefront of the industry and the world, especially among millennials, ConnectSkies will explore a range of options in all categories of… Read more »

Source: ConnectJets, 22-May-19

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Boeing Awarded $8M Contract for AH-64 Support Services

Boeing Awarded $8M Contract for AH-64 Support Services

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded an $8,415,141 modification (P00035) to Foreign Military Sales (Saudi Arabia) contract W58RGZ-14-0055 for post-production support services for the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter.  Work will be performed in King Khalid Military City, Saudi Arabia; and Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2019.  Fiscal 2017 other… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 20-May-19

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Sikorsky Awarded $1,126M Contract for Procurement of 12 CH-53K

Sikorsky Awarded $1,126M Contract for Procurement of 12 CH-53K

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $1,126,216,626 modification (P00026) to previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-16-C-0048).  This modification provides for the procurement of 12 Lot II and Lot III low-rate initial production CH-53K aircraft, including programmatic support, logistics support, and peculiar support equipment. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut (44.96… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 20-May-19

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Safran appointed Executive VP Operations

Safran appointed Executive VP Operations

Safran Helicopter Engines has appointed Bernard Barussaud as Executive Vice-President Operations. Bernard succeeds François-Xavier Foubert who has been appointed to another position within the Group. Bernard Barussaud (52) joined the Snecma1 engineering department in 1992. From 1995 he fulfilled various management roles within the manufacturing department — manufacturing support, fan disk manufacturing — before in… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 20-May-19

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Bell Boeing JPO Awarded $42M Contract for V-22 Technical Support

Bell Boeing JPO Awarded $42M Contract for V-22 Technical Support

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a $42,238,558 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (N0001919F2768) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-0002). This order procures fleet software sustainment including engineering and technical support for the V-22 flight control system and on-aircraft avionics for the Marine Corps and Air Force. Work will be performed in… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 20-May-19

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Russian Helicopters participate in SITDEF-2019

Russian Helicopters participate in SITDEF-2019

Russian Helicopters holding (part of Rostec State Coropration) will participate in the Seventh International Exhibition of Technology for Defense and Prevention of Natural Disasters SITDEF-2019 held in the territory of the headquarters of the Peruvian Army in Lima from May 16 to 21. This year, we present in Peru the main civilian line of Russian… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 20-May-19

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New Chief Executive for Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex

New Chief Executive for Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex

A highly experienced leader and Chief Executive with 25 years’ experience in the health and international aid and development sectors helping people in need – including those living in some of the world’s most troubled hotspots – will be taking over as the new Chief Executive of Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (AAKSS). An honours… Read more »

Source: Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex, 20-May-19

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Robinson Introduces a New Flight Training Guide

Robinson Introduces a New Flight Training Guide

An updated flight training guide is now available from Robinson Helicopter Company, whose helicopters have become synonymous with flight training. The comprehensive guide addresses the many levels of training, from the student pilot trying to find the “hover button”, to the rated helicopter pilot transitioning into a Robinson, to the all-important flight review. The guide… Read more »

Source: Robinson, 15-May-19

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Kawasaki Heavy Industries opens H145-BK117 training centre at Gifu

Kawasaki Heavy Industries opens H145-BK117 training centre at Gifu

Kawasaki Heavy Industries established a training center equipped with the latest equipment at the Gifu Plant for pilots and maintenance of H145 / BK117 helicopters manufactured by the company, and held an opening ceremony today. In recent years, while domestic demand for pilots and mechanics such as highly public doctor helicopters, fire fighting and disaster… Read more »

Source: Kawasaki, 15-May-19

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Cooperation Between Russia and Belarus exceeds $1 bln

Cooperation Between Russia and Belarus exceeds $1 bln

“Russia and Belarus are strategic partners in military and technical cooperation. Since 2001, the volume of cooperation between Rosoboronexport and Belarus has exceeded $1 bln. The scope is unbelievable covering almost every line from the supply of end products and components to joint researches and defense projects,” said Rosoboronexport’s Director General Alexander Mikheev. The company’s… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 15-May-19

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Reiser to supply first helicopter simulator for Lufthansa Aviation Training

Reiser to supply first helicopter simulator for Lufthansa Aviation Training

In the course of upcoming investments in new training equipment for pilot training and further education, Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT) is cooperating with the manufacturer Reiser Simulation and Training in the field of helicopter simulation. This company is specialized in the production of helicopter full flight simulators of the type H145/H135 Level D. With the… Read more »

Source: Lufthansa Aviation Training, 15-May-19

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Rusada joins the European Helicopter Association

Rusada joins the European Helicopter Association

MRO & Flight Operations software provider Rusada, has become the newest member of the European Helicopter Association (EHA). The EHA acts on behalf of the European rotorcraft industry, promoting the best interests of all sectors as an economically important, safe and sustainable industry essential to the success of European and national economies. EHA members are… Read more »

Source: Rusada, 15-May-19

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VNH launches tourism flights with B505

VNH launches tourism flights with B505

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that Northern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH North), a subsidiary of state-owned helicopter operator Vietnam Helicopter Corporation, has launched the first ever helicopter tourism flights with the Bell 505 in Vietnam’s iconic Ha Long Bay. Vietnam Helicopter Corporation and VNH North operate a fleet of modern helicopters… Read more »

Source: Bell, 14-May-19

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Oceania Aviation Prepare Right Hand H125/AS350 Cargo Pod

Oceania Aviation Prepare Right Hand H125/AS350 Cargo Pod

Oceania Aviation are proud to announce that their manufacturing division, Airborne Systems, have been approved as an Airbus Supplier and are in the final stages of achieving a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) amendment for their Cargo Pod, allowing its use on the right-hand side of H125/AS350 series helicopters. Airborne Systems have been supplying H125/AS350 operators… Read more »

Source: Oceania Aviation, 14-May-19

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HAI Releases New Reporting Tool For Rotorcraft Pilots

HAI Releases New Reporting Tool For Rotorcraft Pilots

To address a growing need for reporting airborne safety hazards, helicopter pilots now have a new website, www.rotor.org/HARP, that allows for fast and easy reporting of near misses and other in-flight safety events. The HAI Aviation Reporting Program (HARP) was developed by the association’s Operations Department specifically for helicopter pilots, with customized data fields for… Read more »

Source: HAI, 14-May-19

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European Defence Agency launches Dark Blade 2019 helicopter exercise

European Defence Agency launches Dark Blade 2019 helicopter exercise

DARK BLADE 2019, the 13th helicopter exercise organised under the umbrella of the European Defence Agency’s Helicopter Exercise Programme (HEP), takes place as of 13 May at Náměšť airbase in Czech Republic, until 1 June 2019. A total of 29 air assets (25 helicopters + 4 fixed wing) and some 600 military personnel from six… Read more »

Source: EDA, 14-May-19

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Vertical Flight Society Announces 2019 Board of Directors

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2019 Board of Directors

The Vertical Flight Society is pleased to announce the election results for its Board of Directors. The next Board meeting will be held during the world’s largest vertical flight conference — its 75th Annual Forum & Technology Display — May 13–16, 2019 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia: http://www.vtol.org/forum. The following members were elected to… Read more »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 14-May-19

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JETNET to unveil new products, features at EBACE

JETNET to unveil new products, features at EBACE

JETNET LLC, the world leader in aviation market intelligence, will be featuring a series of new products and service enhancements at EBACE2019 at the Geneva Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland, including their JETNET API and Portfolio Manager. JETNET API allows clients to create customizable data delivery solutions using JETNET’s database. Portfolio Manager provides users with the… Read more »

Source: JETNET, 14-May-19

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Veelo Technologies Displays VHA Blade at MRO Americas

Veelo Technologies Displays VHA Blade at MRO Americas

Veelo Technologies featured a VHA tail rotor blade in its MRO Americas 2019 display in Atlanta in April to demonstrate the drapability of its proprietary VeeloHEAT carbon nanotube heater blanket material. A subsidiary of Cincinnati, Ohio-based General Nano, Veelo develops cutting-edge materials and manufacturing technologies for composite aircraft and weapon systems. Van Horn Aviation is… Read more »

Source: Veelo Technologies, 14-May-19

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NHV joins HeliOffshore

NHV joins HeliOffshore

NHV is pleased to announce their membership in HeliOffshore, the global, safety-focused association for the offshore helicopter industry. Through collaboration with members, HeliOffshore is delivering an industry-wide safety program that is enhancing safety worldwide. The association consists of 120 member companies who are involved in an unprecedented collaboration that involves sharing data, agreeing work priorities… Read more »

Source: NHV, 14-May-19

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Robinson Delivers Two More Cadets

Robinson Delivers Two More Cadets

On May 8th, Robinson Helicopter Company delivered two R44 Cadets to the University of North Dakota (UND). The bright green and yellow helicopters are the latest additions to the University’s growing fleet of Cadets. As with the two previously acquired Cadets, purchased in 2017 and 2018, the new Cadets will be used for training at… Read more »

Source: Robinson, 14-May-19

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New radar warning system reliably detects new types of threats

New radar warning system reliably detects new types of threats

HENSOLDT, the leading independent sensor house, is introducing the new radar warning system ‘Kalaetron RWR’ (RWR = Radar Warning Receiver) onto the market, which revolutionises the protection of aircraft and helicopters from radar-guided weapons. This new product will be presented to the public for the first time at the Electronic Warfare Europe Conference in Stockholm…. Read more »

Source: HENSOLDT, 14-May-19

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P&WC announces new President

P&WC announces new President

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), announced the appointment of Maria Della Posta as president of Pratt & Whitney Canada, effective June 1 and reporting to Pratt & Whitney President Bob Leduc. Della Posta succeeds John Saabas as president, Pratt & Whitney Canada, who has announced his retirement. “Pratt & Whitney Canada has a leadership position in all of its markets, with… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney, 14-May-19

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