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COVID-19 – London Heliport announces temporary closure

COVID-19 – London Heliport announces temporary closure

The coronavirus pandemic is having a severe impact on commercial travel and the general aviation industry. The London Heliport in Battersea, South London has been working closely with all relevant authorities and will continue to follow the latest advice from Public Health England and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Accordingly, with immediate effect and no… Read more »

Source: London Heliport, 31-Mar-20

Lockheed Martin’s FARA Enters Prototype Phase

Lockheed Martin’s FARA Enters Prototype Phase

The Army calls the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) a “knife fighter” for the future battlefield. This out-front platform will fly into the most demanding and contested environments and requires maximum performance in a small package. Sikorsky’s RAIDER X is ready to fill this requirement. RAIDER X is specifically designed for vertical lift dominance against evolving peer… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 31-Mar-20

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COVID-19 – 3 British Army AW159 Wildcats have been deployed to support UK with COVID-19

COVID-19 – 3 British Army AW159 Wildcats have been deployed to support UK with COVID-19

Three British Army AW159 Wildcat helicopters have been deployed to support the UK Ministry of Defence’s efforts in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic. The Army Air Corps’ helicopters will be operating out of RNAS Yeovilton and will look to cover the South of England as required by the UK Government’s response to Covid-19 alongside Royal Air… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 31-Mar-20

HAI Urges Caution Re FAA Announcement for Airmen Medical Certificates

HAI Urges Caution Re FAA Announcement for Airmen Medical Certificates

If you are a pilot or aircrewmen whose medical certificate will expire between March 31 and June 30, 2020, the FAA has announced that it is waiving enforcement actions against you if you are unable to obtain a new certificate in a timely manner due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Helicopter Association International (HAI) still… Read more »

Source: HAI, 31-Mar-20

Crash-resistant Fuel System Developed for Russian Ka-226T

Crash-resistant Fuel System Developed for Russian Ka-226T

A crash-resistant fuel system to prevent fuel spill and detonation during hard landing has been developed for the Russian KA-226T helicopter. The KA-226T chopper is the first Russian helicopter to be fitted with a crash-resistant fuel system, itsmanufacturer Technodinamika Holding said in comments reported today by tvzvezda.ru, the Russian MoD’s official TV Channel. See Full… Read more »

Source: Defense World, 30-Mar-20

NCHCF continues to raise funds for heliport at Melfort Hospital

NCHCF continues to raise funds for heliport at Melfort Hospital

The North Central Health Care Foundation (NCHCF) continues to accept donations to the Melfort Heliport project. See Full Story.

Source: northeastNOW, 30-Mar-20

DRF Luftrettung starts using new isolation stretchers

DRF Luftrettung starts using new isolation stretchers

From next week on, two HEMS bases of DRF Luftrettung in Germany will operate with “EpiShuttles”, special isolation stretchers. Another eight HEMS bases will soon follow suit. DRF Luftrettung is investing in the protection of patients and its crews to ensure that, in these times of the coronavirus, people in medical emergencies can still be… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 30-Mar-20

COVID-19 – Leonardo to provide resources and people in support of COVID-19

COVID-19 – Leonardo to provide resources and people in support of COVID-19

During this time of an unprecedented health emergency in Italy, Leonardo, country’s main industrial company, which is among the top ten world players in Aerospace, Defence and Security, continues to provide resources and people in support of national institutions’ management and containment of the Covid-19 pandemic. Leonardo has undertaken a series of solidarity initiatives to… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 30-Mar-20

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CHC calls for papers for Safety & Quality Summit

CHC calls for papers for Safety & Quality Summit

CHC Helicopter announced the theme for the 2020 CHC Safety & Quality Summit and formally issued the call for papers of the event. The 16th annual Summit will take place September 15 – 17 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, TX. This year’s theme is “2020 Vision: Maintaining our focus on the… Read more »

Source: CHC, 30-Mar-20

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SAFE to distribute M2 ERFS Tank Shoring System for CH-47

SAFE to distribute M2 ERFS Tank Shoring System for CH-47

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs is pleased to announce an agreement with M2 Concepts & Design to manufacture and distribute their proprietary cable enabled shoring system designed for military aircraft. The shoring system is designed to provide a durable platform for Extended Range Fuel System (ERFS) tanks while loading and unloading on the S.A.F.E. Structure roller system…. Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, 27-Mar-20

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COVID-19 – HAI applauds Congressional Action on pandemic relief

COVID-19 – HAI applauds Congressional Action on pandemic relief

On Wednesday evening, March 25, the US Senate unanimously approved a $2 trillion emergency relief bill providing stimulus funds to a US economy reeling from the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, March 27, the House is expected to pass the bill, which includes specific measures aimed at general aviation businesses. The bill… Read more »

Source: HAI, 27-Mar-20

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General Electric awarded $11M extra for Presidential V-92 contract

General Electric awarded $11M extra for Presidential V-92 contract

General Electric Co., Lynn, Massachusetts, is awarded an $11,093,940 modification (P00002) to a firm-fixed-price delivery order (N00019-18-F-2476) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (SPE4A1-17-G-0008) in support of the Marine Corps Presidential Helicopter Program.  This modification procures five CT7-8A6 engines with metal shipping containers, interface harness and associated control hardware.  Work will be performed in… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 27-Mar-20

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COVID19 – Bristow repurposes three ex-Coast Guard S92s for Corona virus transport

COVID19 – Bristow repurposes three ex-Coast Guard S92s for Corona virus transport

Bristow Helicopters has successfully repatriated offshore workers in the oil and gas industry with suspected cases of the novel coronavirus – COVID-19 – using three specially-configured former search and rescue aircraft. Three suspected COVID-19 cases have been flown from offshore installations in the North Sea since Wednesday, March 18, in one of the dedicated aircraft,… Read more »

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 27-Mar-20

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COVID-19 – EBAA partners with Osprey Flight Solutions

COVID-19 – EBAA partners with Osprey Flight Solutions

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) announced that it has partnered with risk analysis company Osprey Flight Solutions to provide operators with real-time updates on risk information related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Business aviation operators are able to access the Osprey:Open platform to find live updates on COVID-19 and its impact on daily operations, including;… Read more »

Source: EBAA, 27-Mar-20

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Bell awarded $815M contract for UH-1Y and AH-1Z repairs and upgrades

Bell awarded $815M contract for UH-1Y and AH-1Z repairs and upgrades

Bell Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $815,000,040 for an indefinite-delivery, performance-based logistics requirements contract for the repair, upgrade or replacement of 35 items used on the UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopter, along with inventory management, warehousing and establishing supply response time metrics.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (80%); and Cherry Point,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 27-Mar-20

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COVID-19 – Aerial Firefighters adjust to the pandemic

COVID-19 – Aerial Firefighters adjust to the pandemic

The US aerial firefighting industry remains mission-ready for this year’s wild land fire season, despite the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions on international travel, as the industry increasingly seeks global market opportunities. “Wildfires are going to happen, and we need to be ready to fight them,” said Dan Snyder, Chief Operating Officer of Neptune… Read more »

Source: American Helicopter Services And Aerial Firefighting Association, 27-Mar-20

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UT Health East Texas welcomes third rebranded EC135

UT Health East Texas welcomes third rebranded EC135

Metro announced the delivery of the final EC135 aircraft for the UT Health East Texas Air 1 air medical program, representing the final of three rebranded aircraft upgraded with SPIFR certifications. Headquartered in Tyler, Texas, the program will soon boast six precision GPS procedures at various hospitals and bases. “We are excited we have the… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 27-Mar-20

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Leonardo extends training capabilities to rotorcraft UAS

Leonardo extends training capabilities to rotorcraft UAS

Leonardo is extending its training services capabilities to include rotorcraft unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to provide 360° training solutions to its growing customer base for maximised mission effectiveness and safety. The Company has recently obtained an Authorized Training Organization Certificate for UAS released by ENAC (Italian National Civil Aviation Authority). With this certification Leonardo is… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 27-Mar-20

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CBE+ has been selected by OEM Leonardo

CBE+ has been selected by OEM Leonardo

Specialist precision engineering sub-contractor CBE+ has been selected by leading UK aerospace original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Leonardo, for sponsorship on the SC21 Operational Excellence programme. SC21 is a continuous improvement programme designed to accelerate the competitiveness of the aerospace and defence industry by optimising the performance of its supply chains. Certification is only achieved after… Read more »

Source: CBE+, 27-Mar-20

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COVID-19 – AOPA backs emergency airport funding to fight coronavirus impact

COVID-19 – AOPA backs emergency airport funding to fight coronavirus impact

AOPA and six other aviation groups are urging Congress to support needed funding for airports across the country while ensuring that small and general aviation airports also receive a portion of any funds made available to help cope with the coronavirus pandemic. Assistance to airports should include funding “exclusively for small and general aviation airports… Read more »

Source: AOPA, 27-Mar-20

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Queensland Police Bo105 passes 10,000 hours

Queensland Police Bo105 passes 10,000 hours

A historic milestone was achieved yesterday when POLAIR1 – one of two Queensland Police Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm BO-105 CBS-5 helicopters – reached a staggering 10,000 hours of flying time. To put that into perspective, if you were to drive your car at 100km/h, you would circumnavigate the earth 25 times in that same 10,000 hours. Such a… Read more »

Source: Queensland Police, 26-Mar-20

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RACQ LifeFlight open new aeromedical base at Bundaberg

RACQ LifeFlight open new aeromedical base at Bundaberg

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) and RACQ LifeFlight Rescue officially launched their new, joint Bundaberg Aeromedical Base today – and patients are already benefiting. The first missions have already been flown in and out of the new base, by both organisations, less than 12 months after construction began. Each year the two iconic… Read more »

Source: LifeFlight Rescue, 26-Mar-20

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COVID-19 – Italian Air Force HH-101A used for bioncontainment transport

COVID-19 – Italian Air Force HH-101A used for bioncontainment transport

“The Italian Air Force’s Leonardo HH-101A Caesar helicopter, assembled in Yeovil, Somerset, is being pressed into civil action for pandemic-response transportation operations in Italy as the country manages the impact of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The Italian Minister of Defence, Lorenzo Guerini, has made the AW101 variant available to Italian civil authorities during this… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 26-Mar-20

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Optima Aero becomes a Transport Canada Approved Maintenance Organisation

Optima Aero becomes a Transport Canada Approved Maintenance Organisation

Quebec based Optima Aero is proud to announce that it is now a Transport Canada Approved Maintenance Organisation. Optima’s capabilities include clean, test, repair, overhaul and certification of Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6T, PT6B, PT6C and PW200 series engine Fuel Nozzles. “Our new in house capabilities mark an exciting new era for Optima Aero,” said… Read more »

Source: Optima Aero, 26-Mar-20

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COVID-19 – Rotorcorp COVID-19 Virus Status & Response

COVID-19 – Rotorcorp COVID-19 Virus Status & Response

At Rotorcorp, serving our customers is the most important thing we do, and your health and well-being remains our top priority. As COVID-19 impacts our communities and daily lives, we want to assure you that we are monitoring developments very closely with the appropriate authorities and informational outlets. As a critical provider of small parts,… Read more »

Source: Rotorcorp, 26-Mar-20

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Helitech World Expo (ex Vertical Flight Expo) picks April 2021 dates

Helitech World Expo (ex Vertical Flight Expo) picks April 2021 dates

Following HeliHub’s exclusive article Reed sells Vertical Flight Expo (ex Helitech), the purchasers have made this announcement:- Prysm Group is delighted to announce the launch of Helitech World Expo, Europe’s largest event for the helicopter sector. Welcoming 300 exhibitors and over 3,000 visitors, Helitech World Expo will empower the industry to reimagine the possibilities and… Read more »

Source: Prysm Group, 25-Mar-20

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COVID-19 – British helicopter industry steps up – but still needs more help

COVID-19 – British helicopter industry steps up – but still needs more help

The British Helicopter Association (BHA) is flagging up to the UK Government that there are plenty of helicopters available to transport both people and freight in the current time of need while the country battles Coronavirus (COVID-19). BHA sees urgent requirements from both Government and National Health Service (NHS) users. A number of operators including… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Mar-20

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Maryland State Police mark 50 years of medevac flights

Maryland State Police mark 50 years of medevac flights

The Maryland State Police Aviation Command marks the 50th anniversary of the first civilian medevac mission flown in our state and the commencement of an integrated emergency medical system whose members have helped saved tens of thousands of lives since. On March 19, 1970, at 11:20 a.m., Maryland State Police “Helicopter 108,” crewed by pilot… Read more »

Source: Maryland Government, 23-Mar-20

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Shady Cove airport opens new helipad

Shady Cove airport opens new helipad

Shady Cove’s airport, owned by Rogue Air, Inc., held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday afternoon for a new helicopter pad. See Full Story. 

Source: Fox 26, 19-Mar-20

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COVID-19 – HAI and Aviation groups seek financial relief for General Aviation Businesses

COVID-19 – HAI and Aviation groups seek financial relief for General Aviation Businesses

Helicopter Association International (HAI) has joined a coalition of five other general aviation associations in seeking from the US government financial relief for general aviation businesses. The request stems from the unstable global economic situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a March 17 letter to majority and minority leaders of the US Senate and… Read more »

Source: HAI, 19-Mar-20

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US Army contract awarded Bell for competitive demonstration and risk reduction

US Army contract awarded Bell for competitive demonstration and risk reduction

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has been selected as a project agreement holder for the competitive demonstration and risk reduction (CD&RR) effort as part of the U.S. Army’s Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) program. Under the agreement Bell will deliver a refined V-280 Valor design, with supporting technical documentation, that… Read more »

Source: Bell, 19-Mar-20

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London’s Air Ambulance releases 2019 statistics

Today we are releasing our mission statistics for 2019 in order to raise awareness of the work we do day and night to help save lives in the capital. In 2019, our charity’s 30th anniversary year, we took an advanced trauma team to 1730 patients whose lives were on the line. This is an increase of 74 missions… Read more »

18-Mar-20

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COVID-19 European business aviation under threat

COVID-19 European business aviation under threat

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) respects the decision by European authorities to temporarily restrict non-essential travel, but calls on the European Commission, the Member States and Switzerland to consider all recovery and relief measures available to ensure business continuity for operators, airports and others in the business aviation industry. Given the current global pandemic,… Read more »

Source: EBAA, 18-Mar-20

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New scheduled service to the Isles of Scilly starts amid protesters

New scheduled service to the Isles of Scilly starts amid protesters

The new scheduled service between the British mainland and the Isles of Scilly started yesterday, but the launch was marred by climate change protesters with “Climate Crime Scene” banners, including one approx 8m long and 2m tall. The scheduled service route between the old Penzance Heliport (only “over the road” from the new one) dates… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Mar-20

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DRF Air Rescue initiates the “Day of Air Rescuers” on March 19th

DRF Air Rescue initiates the “Day of Air Rescuers” on March 19th

Who actually sits in a rescue helicopter? When is it used? As a patient, do I have to pay for this if I am taken to a hospital with it? Three of many questions from the population with which air rescue is repeatedly confronted. To clarify and inform about the important work of all air… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 18-Mar-20

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COVID-19 – HeliHub.com continues without interruption – and opens new opportunities

COVID-19 – HeliHub.com continues without interruption – and opens new opportunities

Good news! HeliHub.com is NOT affected by COVID-19 restrictions because it was built from the ground up as a remote working operation. Owner Jeremy Parkin has a strong background in the IT world, and when he founded the world’s first helicopter news website back in 1999, the IT aspect of the business was paramount. HeliHub is… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Mar-20

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North Carolina NG builds relationships with civilian employers

North Carolina NG builds relationships with civilian employers

Over 30 employers met at the North Carolina National Guard’s (NCNG) Army Aviation Support Facility in Morrisville, N.C. March 10, 2020, to learn more about what the guardsmen they employ do during their time away from work. The event, known as Bosslift, is sponsored by the North Carolina Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve… Read more »

Source: North Carolina National Guard, 17-Mar-20

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Maui Hospital opens helipad for night operations

Maui Hospital opens helipad for night operations

Hawaiian Maui Hospital announced that from April, air ambulance helicopters can land at Maui Memorial Medical Center’s (MMMC) helipad at night. See Full Story.  

Source: AirMed&Rescue, 17-Mar-20

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Phoebe Putney Health System opens new helipad

Phoebe Putney Health System opens new helipad

A new helipad is now in use on Phoebe’s main campus to provide more efficient and effective transport of emergency patients. Members of Phoebe’s emergency center team joined health system leaders and representatives from Air Evac Lifeteam to cut the ribbon on the helipad Friday. “The location on top of our employee parking garage will… Read more »

Source: Phoebe Putney Health System, 17-Mar-20

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Omni starts another PGS contract with both S76 and AW139

Omni starts another PGS contract with both S76 and AW139

Omni Táxi Aéreo recently started another contract with PGS, a reference company in the Seismic area, for its Offshore passengers transportation and MEDEVAC coverage. This is Omni’s sixth contract with PGS, for whom the company has been providing air transportation services in helicopters for over 15 years, reinforcing brand confidence and an excellent relationship between… Read more »

Source: Omni Táxi Aéreo, 17-Mar-20

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Guardian Flight to Open Helicopter Base in Kenai, Alaska

Guardian Flight to Open Helicopter Base in Kenai, Alaska

Guardian Flight, a Global Medical Response (GMR) critical care air transport company, will open its first rotor wing base in Alaska at Kenai Municipal Airport this spring. The Airbus H125 helicopter will serve Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula’s hospitals including South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna and Providence Seward Medical Center in Seward…. Read more »

Source: Guardian Flight, 17-Mar-20

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COVID-19 – Helity suspends all three scheduled routes

COVID-19 – Helity suspends all three scheduled routes

Following a Royal Decree in Spain, Helity has been forced to suspend operations for all flights for the time being. The company will continue maintance provision, and their helicopters will be available to the authorities as required. They have even said their email is closed too, which seems unexpected in today’s connected world. Helity runs… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Mar-20

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Children’s Air Ambulance flies its 500th mission

Children’s Air Ambulance flies its 500th mission

The Children’s Air Ambulance – the first and only dedicated neonatal and paediatric helicopter emergency transfer service in the country – has flown its 500th mission. Formed in 2012 and operated by The Air Ambulance Service, it receives no government funding and relies totally on public donations to remain operational. Two helicopters fly out of… Read more »

Source: Children’s Air Ambulance, 17-Mar-20

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COVID-19 – Quad-A cancelled

COVID-19 – Quad-A cancelled

Dear Participants, We have decided we must cancel our April 2020 AAAA Nashville based Mission Summit. We will be looking at options in the coming weeks for AAAA to support expanded networking opportunities later this year at our other longstanding annual events. In view of yesterday afternoon’s Memorandum from the Director of the Army Staff,… Read more »

Source: AAAA, 16-Mar-20

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Airbus will only sell you a five-blade H145 now

Airbus will only sell you a five-blade H145 now

Airbus Helicopters have confirmed to HeliHub.com that every sale of the H145 will now be a commitment to a five-blade helicopter.  The four-blade rotorhead is no longer an option, and a number of the existing fleet are already scheduled for update to the newer model, including those ordered by German EMS operator DRF Luftrettung. HeliHub.com understands that… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Mar-20

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EDA appoints new EDA Chief Executive

EDA appoints new EDA Chief Executive

The EDA Steering Board today appointed Jiří Šedivý, former Czech Defence Minister, as new EDA Chief Executive upon recommendation of the Head of the European Defence Agency Josep Borrell. He will take office in April 2020. Jiří Šedivý has extensive experience in the defence domain, having served as Defence Minister of the Czech Republic (2006-2007),… Read more »

Source: EDA, 16-Mar-20

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DynCorp International Attends Aerial Firefighting Conference

DynCorp International Attends Aerial Firefighting Conference

CAL FIRE representatives attended the North American Aerial Firefighting Conference in Sacramento, California as the platinum sponsor. “The conference focused on global challenges in the aerial firefighting industry,” said Jeff Cavarra, CAL FIRE program director. “It explored new technology and lessons learned in the aerial firefighting community.” DynCorp International’s booth promoted our world-class aircrews, maintenance… Read more »

Source: DynCorp, 16-Mar-20

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Garmin® receives On-Time Delivery award from Airbus Helicopters

Garmin® receives On-Time Delivery award from Airbus Helicopters

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced it received the 2019 On-Time Delivery award by Airbus Helicopters at the North American Supplier Conference in Grand Prairie, Texas. Garmin was recently recognized with this award for its efficient performance related to product delivery. Garmin avionics are currently available as standard on select… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 16-Mar-20

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Bell-Boeing awarded $68M Japanese MV-22 contract

Bell-Boeing awarded $68M Japanese MV-22 contract

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a $68,189,550 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price order (N0001920F0315) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-0002). This order provides non-recurring and recurring engineering associated with the development, qualification test, integration, airworthiness substantiation, flight test demonstration and validation/verification of the government of Japan unique configuration into MV-22B Block C aircraft… Read more »

Source: US-DoD, 16-Mar-20

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Avfuel helps operators cancel emissions with carbon offsets

Avfuel helps operators cancel emissions with carbon offsets

As a leader in the global supply of aviation fuel and services, Avfuel is committed to helping the industry reach its carbon neutrality goals. As part of this initiative, Avfuel now offers a voluntary carbon offset program for its fueling partners. The fuel supplier helps flight operations offset their carbon emissions in one of two… Read more »

Source: Avfuel, 16-Mar-20

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Duke of Cambridge becomes Patron of London’s Air Ambulance

Duke of Cambridge becomes Patron of London’s Air Ambulance

We are honoured to announce that His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge has today become Patron of London’s Air Ambulance Charity. The Duke has made the decision after supporting the charity’s yearlong 30th anniversary campaign in 2019, during which he flew with the crew and met staff and patients from the service. Through this… Read more »

Source: London's Air Ambulance, 16-Mar-20

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Court affirms limits on US Forest Service helicopter use in Idaho

Court affirms limits on US Forest Service helicopter use in Idaho

A federal appeals court affirmed key rulings imposed by an Idaho judge to prevent the U.S. Forest Service from again illegally authorizing the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) to conduct helicopter-assisted wildlife-collaring operations in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.  Today’s ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit… Read more »

Source: US Forest Service, 16-Mar-20

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Hamilton Sundstrand awarded $10M Japanese V-22 contract

Hamilton Sundstrand awarded $10M Japanese V-22 contract

Hamilton Sundstrand Corp., Rockford, Illinois, is awarded a $10,075,122 modification (P00003) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-19-C-0006). This modification exercises an option to procure non-recurring engineering and equipment for system integration lab activities in support of the V-22 aircraft Constant Frequency Generator Control Unit design improvement effort for the Navy, Air Force and the… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 16-Mar-20

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COVID-19 – EBACE 2020 cancelled

COVID-19 – EBACE 2020 cancelled

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced the decision to cancel the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition 2020 (EBACE2020), due to concerns related to the rapidly evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The event was scheduled to take place in Geneva from May 26-28, 2020. Both business aviation groups… Read more »

Source: EBAA, 15-Mar-20

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Philippines – Ascent signs UN Climate Neutral Now pledge

Philippines – Ascent signs UN Climate Neutral Now pledge

Ascent, Asia’s technology-powered urban air mobility service, has announced its commitment to climate neutrality, by signing United Nations Climate Neutral Now Pledge. This signifies an important step towards reducing the contribution of urban air mobility to the climate crisis.  Ascent enables users to avail of helicopter flights by the seat, to skip the traffic and… Read more »

Source: Ascent, 15-Mar-20

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UK AAIB Bulletin – March 2020

UK AAIB Bulletin – March 2020

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Sikorsky S-61N (G-ATBJ), control restriction on takeoff, Marchwood, Hampshire, 1 February 2018

Source: AAIB, 15-Mar-20

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EASA issues safety directive to combat spread of COVID-19 via airline travel

EASA issues safety directive to combat spread of COVID-19 via airline travel

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a safety directive to reduce the risk of spread of the novel coronavirus through flights to and from high risk areas. This is the first EU-wide operational measure to control the spread of COVID-19 in Europe. The safety directive specifies measures to be taken for flights… Read more »

Source: EASA, 15-Mar-20

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Norway approves trials of Ehang 216 autonomous aerial vehicle

Norway approves trials of Ehang 216 autonomous aerial vehicle

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) technology platform company, today announced that the company obtained operational flight permit for its two-seater passenger-grade AAV, the EHang 216, from the Civil Aviation Authority of Norway (CAA Norway). This is the first operational flight permit for long term… Read more »

Source: Ehang, 13-Mar-20

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FinnHEMS became state-owned

FinnHEMS became state-owned

[electronic translation] FinnHEMS, which operates medical helicopters, has been transferred to state ownership. The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health is responsible for the corporate governance of the new state-owned company. The Minister of Family and Basic Services, Krista Kiuru, and the directors of the five university hospital districts have signed a deed of sale,… Read more »

Source: FinnHEMS, 13-Mar-20

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The Air Ambulance Service to upgrade with two new AW109SPs

The Air Ambulance Service to upgrade with two new AW109SPs

A multi-million pound investment project to acquire two brand new lifesaving helicopters has been launched. The Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance, (DLRAA) along with the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) have begun a helicopter replacement project which will come to fruition in early 2021. Every day of the year, your local air ambulance… Read more »

Source: TAAS, 12-Mar-20

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Air Zermatt and Air Glaciers to merge

Air Zermatt and Air Glaciers to merge

Bruno Bagnoud, founder of AIR-GLACIERS SA, has chosen the occasion of his 85th birthday to retire from the management of the Company while ensuring the transition with his successor, who will be appointed shortly. He will remain at the disposal of the Company whose next general meeting of April 4, 2020 will be the opportunity to… Read more »

Source: Air Glaciers, 12-Mar-20

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Air Methods to buy out Flight For Life base in McHenry

Air Methods to buy out Flight For Life base in McHenry

Flight For Life is pulling out of Illinois after more than 30 years of providing air medical transport after Air Methods bought their McHenry base at Northwestern Medicine Hospital. See Full Story.  

Source: Lake McHenry County Scanner, 12-Mar-20

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Schiebel enhances capabilities with new metal 3D printer

Schiebel enhances capabilities with new metal 3D printer

Schiebel further enhances its production capabilities by investing in a state-of-the-art EOS M 400-4 metal 3D printer for additive manufacturing. Schiebel continuously develops its CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) by integrating the latest technologies and further improving its production capabilities. Schiebel’s new 3D printer is being utilised to produce complex titanium components of the… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 12-Mar-20

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COVID19 – Equinor suspends helicopter services to several North Sea rigs

COVID19 – Equinor suspends helicopter services to several North Sea rigs

Norwegian oil and gas giant Equinor has suspended helicopter flights to several offshore installations due to suspected coronavirus case, but the test results are still not in. See Full Story.

Source: Offshore Energy Today, 12-Mar-20

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European Helicopter Association adds two new members

European Helicopter Association adds two new members

We are happy to announce that Robinson Helicopter Company and Escrow Custodian Services have joined our Association recently. Here are their quotes: “Robinson sees membership in EHA as an opportunity to be more engaged in the European helicopter industry. California is a long way from Europe and our primary connection to the continent has been… Read more »

Source: European Helicopter Association, 12-Mar-20

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Hydro-Québec signs MoU to develop drone powerline patrol solution

Hydro-Québec signs MoU to develop drone powerline patrol solution

DRONE VOLT, an embedded artificial intelligence expert and manufacturer of professional civil drones, and Hydro-Québec, Canada’s largest electricity producer and one of the world’s leading hydropower producers, have signed a memorandum of understanding to reach an agreement on the exclusive industrial development and marketing of a drone designed to inspect high-voltage power transmission lines. The… Read more »

Source: DRONE VOLT, 12-Mar-20

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Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters receives two FAA Diamond Awards

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters receives two FAA Diamond Awards

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, the world’s largest and longest-running helicopter tour company, is the recipient of two Diamond Awards from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for excellence in maintenance and compliance. Founded in 1991, the FAA Diamond Awards are considered the highest industry honors within the William O’Brien Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Awards program. (Click… Read more »

Source: Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, 12-Mar-20

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Dyncorp awarded $56M contract for maintenance, modification and aircrew support

Dyncorp awarded $56M contract for maintenance, modification and aircrew support

Dyncorp International LLC, Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $56,496,749 modification (P00033) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable contract (N68936-17-C-0052).  This modification exercises an option that provides aircraft maintenance, modification and aircrew support.  This modification includes organizational-level aircraft maintenance and logistics support on aircraft, systems/subsystems, aircrew systems, search-and-rescue equipment and support equipment for P-3… Read more »

Source: Dyncorp, 12-Mar-20

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CareFlight welcomes all-female doctor team

CareFlight welcomes all-female doctor team

CareFlight employs new registrars twice a year on a six-month rotation as part of its registrar training program with the Top End Medical Retrieval Service. This year, CareFlight is proud to welcome an all-female team that have travelled from all over the world to take part in the program. “In recent years, female doctors in… Read more »

Source: CareFlight, 12-Mar-20

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Bell-Boeing awarded $146M contract to upgrade nine MV-22s

Bell-Boeing awarded $146M contract to upgrade nine MV-22s

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a $146,039,547 modification (P00025) to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, fixed-price-incentive-firm-target and firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-17-C-0015).  This modification exercises the option to upgrade nine MV-22 aircraft from the Block B to the Block C configuration, as well as planned maintenance intervals for eight MV-22 aircraft, in support of the… Read more »

Source: US-DoD, 12-Mar-20

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Meggitt win $73M contgract for V-22 ice protection

Meggitt win $73M contgract for V-22 ice protection

Meggitt PLC, a leading international company specialising in high performance components and subsystems for the aerospace, defence and selected energy markets, has signed a contract with Bell Textron Inc for an estimated value of $73 million to supply composite de-icing propeller rotor blankets, heated spinners, fairings and pendulums to the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey. The… Read more »

Source: Meggitt, 12-Mar-20

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FlightSafety awarded $13M TH-57B/C training contract

FlightSafety awarded $13M TH-57B/C training contract

FlightSafety Services Corp., Centennial, Colorado, is awarded a $13,344,850 modification (P00013) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N61340-18-C-0019) for aircrew training services in support of the TH-57B/C community, including instruction, operation and curriculum support. Work will be performed at Naval Air Station, Whiting Field, Florida, and is expected to be completed in October 2020. No… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 12-Mar-20

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Metlifecare sponsors Auckland EMS helicopter for 10th year running

Metlifecare sponsors Auckland EMS helicopter for 10th year running

Metlifecare is delighted to be sponsoring the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust for the tenth year running. The Trust owns and operates the Auckland-based Westpac Rescue Helicopters, servicing around 1.5 million residents and visitors. 2020 brings additional challenges for the Trust as it continues to raise funds to deliver two new state of the art helicopters… Read more »

Source: Metlifecare, 12-Mar-20

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Rolls-Royce awarded $9M engine contract for Japanese V-22 program

Rolls-Royce awarded $9M engine contract for Japanese V-22 program

Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Indiana, is awarded a $9,066,270 modification (P00013) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-17-C-0081). This modification exercises an option to procure three spare AE1107C engines in support of the V-22 Osprey program for the government of Japan. Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is expected to be completed in November… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 11-Mar-20

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Whiting-Turner Contracting to build $30M US Navy training facility in California

Whiting-Turner Contracting to build $30M US Navy training facility in California

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co., Greenbelt, Maryland, is being awarded a $30,464,008 firm-fixed-price task order (N62473-20-F-4023) under a multiple award construction contract for an applied instruction facility, a training facility, and site utility infrastructure at Naval Base Coronado, California. The work to be performed provides for construction of two facilities and utilities infrastructure to support the… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 11-Mar-20

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