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EURAMI appoints new Managing Director

EURAMI appoints new Managing Director

The European Aeromedical Institute is delighted to announce that Claudia Schmiedhuber has accepted the position as Managing Director at EURAMI e.V. as well as the position of CEO at EURAMI Global GmbH. Claudia has extensive background in the aeromedical and assistance industry and has successfully managed EURAMI as Interim Managing Director since September 2018. Claudia… Read more »

Source: EURAMI, 08-Feb-19

MDHI completes initial delivery of enhanced MD530F

MDHI completes initial delivery of enhanced MD530F

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced the delivery of the first five (5) MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters to the Afghan Air Force in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Ordered against MDHI’s 5-year, $1.4 billion IDIQ, these aircraft are the first of 30 new MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters that will join the AAF Aviation Unit this year. Delivered… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 08-Feb-19

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ForeFlight’s New Airport 3D View Delivers Next-Generation Airport Familiarization

ForeFlight’s New Airport 3D View Delivers Next-Generation Airport Familiarization

ForeFlight, creator of the widely used ForeFlight Mobile Integrated Flight App, now gives pilots and aircraft operators a unique, interactive, and global airport familiarization tool with Airport 3D View. Leveraging ForeFlight’s leading mapping and synthetic vision platform, the Airport 3D View feature combines stunning global aerial imagery with Jeppesen-sourced high-resolution terrain to create a realistic… Read more »

Source: ForeFlight, 08-Feb-19

Simhawk is Now Avmkt.com

Simhawk is Now Avmkt.com

Nearly two and a half years after its launch, Simhawk will change its name to Avmkt.com (pronounced av-ˈmɑrkət), to better represent the expanded services that are offered via its aviation marketplace. In addition to matching buyers and sellers of simulator time and training, Avmkt.com will now connect buyers and sellers of other aviation services such… Read more »

Source: Avmkt.com, 08-Feb-19

IBAC appoints IS-BAO Programme Operations Manager

IBAC appoints IS-BAO Programme Operations Manager

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) announced that industry veteran Katherine Hilst has joined the organization as the new Operations Manager for the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Programme. Bennet Walsh, Programme Director of IS-BAO, commented, “Katherine’s credentials as a professional pilot, a safety management expert, instructor, aviation lawyer, and experienced IS-BAO auditor… Read more »

Source: IBAC, 08-Feb-19

Maldivians to be Trained to Pilot Military Helicopters

Maldivians to be Trained to Pilot Military Helicopters

The Maldives National Defence Force have asked the government for help in training Maldivians to pilot their two military helicopters. At the moment they are piloted by foreigners. The two military helicopters are used for emergency evacuations and SAR operations, reports Raajje.

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Feb-19

Bristow postpones FY2019 Q3 earnings release and concall

Bristow postpones FY2019 Q3 earnings release and concall

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), the leading provider of global industrial aviation services, announced today that it will now release financial results for its fiscal year 2019 third quarter after the market closes on Monday, February 11, 2019. Bristow has also rescheduled its conference call, which will now be broadcast live over the internet on… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 07-Feb-19

New Helipad at Sheffield Children’s Hospital

New Helipad at Sheffield Children’s Hospital

The fundraising campaign for a life-saving Helipad at Sheffield Children’s Hospital took a major step forward today thanks to a new charity partnership. The HELP Appeal’s Chief Executive Robert Bertram has presented the first installment of £562,500 out of a £2.25M pledge to David Vernon-Edwards, Director of The Children’s Hospital Charity. The HELP Appeal has… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 07-Feb-19

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Airbus and Helisim break ground on new Texas training centre

Airbus and Helisim break ground on new Texas training centre

Airbus Helicopters Inc. and Helisim broke ground Tuesday on a new, state-of-the-art helicopter pilot and maintenance crew training center in Grand Prairie, Texas. With an initial investment of $40 million, the Helisim Simulation Center will provide introductory and recurrent training to thousands of pilot personnel each year. The first stage of the new facility is… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 07-Feb-19

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Guam National Guard Opens new Facility

Guam National Guard Opens new Facility

The Guam National Guard held an opening ceremony this past Monday for their new helicopter facility, the Guard Readiness Centre. The ribbon was cut by Army National Guard Director Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Kadavy; Guam National Guard adjutant general Lt. Col. Esther Aguigui; and commander in chief of the Guam National Guard Gov. Lou Leon… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Feb-19

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Air Methods Expands Air Medical Services

Air Methods Expands Air Medical Services

Mercy Air, a division of Air Methods, announced the opening of Mercy Air 66, a new base that will provide air medical services to the Barstow community. The new base will be located at the former site of the Barstow Community Hospital at 555 S 7th Street, and will result in quicker response times for… Read more »

06-Feb-19

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Enstrom 480B receives Canadian certification

Enstrom 480B receives Canadian certification

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is pleased to announce it has received Transport Canada validation of their model 480B helicopter on January 25, 2019. The 480B joins the other Enstrom models listed under FAA Type Certificate H1CE which have been approved for operation in Canada including the F-28A, 280, F-28C, F-28C-2, 280C, F-28F, 280F, and 280FX. “Enstrom… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 06-Feb-19

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Airbus Helicopters appoints new Executive Committee members

Airbus Helicopters appoints new Executive Committee members

Alain Flourens, 61, currently Head of Engineering for Airbus Helicopters, has been appointed Head of Industry for Airbus Helicopters, following Christian Cornille’s departure from Airbus. Alain will be replaced in his current position by Stefan Thomé, 47, currently Head of New Business Models & Services at Airbus Defence and Space. These management changes are effective… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 06-Feb-19

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GWAAC purchases new air base

GWAAC purchases new air base

What a year 2018 has been! We celebrated our 10th birthday and moved into our new purpose built air base at Almondsbury. And now, as the year draws to a close, we are thrilled to announce that we have reached our fundraising target for our Bur Our Base appeal, and have completed on the purchase… Read more »

Source: GWAAC, 06-Feb-19

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Airbus Receives First Order for ACH145 from Russian Customer

Airbus Receives First Order for ACH145 from Russian Customer

Airbus Helicopters has signed a firm contract with a Russian customer for the supply of a H145 helicopter in the ACH Line configuration from Airbus Corporate Helicopters. This is the first order from Russia for the newest version of this multipurpose twin-engine helicopter. The ACH145 model in the ACH Line configuration is notable for improved ergonomics,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 06-Feb-19

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USHST 5th Annual Helicopter Infrastructure Summit

USHST 5th Annual Helicopter Infrastructure Summit

This Thursday and Friday, more than 50 aviation safety professionals and leaders from industry and government will come together in Washington DC for this year’s USHST Infrastructure Summit. The Summit is designed as an industry and government collaborative comprised of groups involved with and impacted by: Heliport Safety, Standardization, Education and Oversight Aviation Weather Gathering,… Read more »

Source: USHST, 06-Feb-19

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New Director for North Sea Babcock Offshore

New Director for North Sea Babcock Offshore

Babcock International (Babcock) has appointed Simon Meakins as Director of its UK Offshore business, which provides crew change and search and rescue services to the oil and gas industry. Simon, who trained as a helicopter pilot during his time with the RAF, has been with the business since 2011 and moves into the role of… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 06-Feb-19

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Bell details 2018 achievements

Bell details 2018 achievements

2018 was an exciting year filled with new technologies and some pretty exciting milestones. During the past year, we brought more aircraft to more people in more places and at the same time continued to push the boundaries of flight. Check out how we went above and beyond in 2018 – we look forward to… Read more »

Source: Bell, 05-Feb-19

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IHSF Incorporates to a More Permanent Safety Foundation

IHSF Incorporates to a More Permanent Safety Foundation

The government and industry cooperative effort to promote helicopter safety and reduce accidents and fatalities, the International Helicopter Safety Team, has now become the International Helicopter Safety Foundation (www.IHSF.aero). The organization, which was formed in 2005, has been incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation because it has developed a permanent safety role within the worldwide helicopter… Read more »

Source: IHSF, 05-Feb-19

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US Army selects GE’s T901 engine

US Army selects GE’s T901 engine

The U.S. Army has selected GE Aviation’s T901-GE-900 engine for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP), the U.S. Army’s endeavor to re-engine its Boeing AH-64 Apaches and Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawks. “We are honored to be chosen by the Army to continue powering their Black Hawks and Apaches for… Read more »

Source: GE Aviation, 05-Feb-19

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FAA Statement on Continuing Operations during Shutdown

FAA Statement on Continuing Operations during Shutdown

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the primary agency responsible for the safe and efficient use of the national airspace.  In carrying out its vital aviation safety mission, the FAA maintains a complex, interrelated system of oversight, approvals, reviews, and renewals that allow an integrated network of regulated individuals, air carriers, and others to continue… Read more »

Source: FAA, 05-Feb-19

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Devon Air Ambulance opens 100th community landing site

Devon Air Ambulance opens 100th community landing site

Foxhole Community Association celebrates the opening of a community landing site to support Devon Air Ambulance’s night time missions, enabling them to help even more patients. We recently celebrated the establishment of the 100th Community Landing site in Devon. Across the county, communities are working hard to set up the pre-surveyed floodlit community landing sites… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 05-Feb-19

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Frictape Awarded Patent for Lighting apparatus of a helicopter deck

Frictape Awarded Patent for Lighting apparatus of a helicopter deck

The disclosure relates to a lighting apparatus of a helicopter deck, which is meant especially while being installed in connection with an identification marking, such as an H, triangle, cross figure or the like, and/or a touchdown and positioning mark ring on a landing and takeoff area of the helicopter deck for illuminating the safety marking/markings in question in… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 04-Feb-19

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Northrop Grumman Awarded Patent for Helicopter rotor icing detection system

Northrop Grumman Awarded Patent for Helicopter rotor icing detection system

A system includes a signal monitor to monitor a time rate of change of a revolutions per minute (RPM) trim signal that is received from an RPM command path to control a velocity of a helicopter rotor. An icing detector detects for the presence of ice accumulation on the helicopter rotor by comparing the time rate of change of… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 04-Feb-19

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Airbus Awarded Patent for Beam for a rotorcraft

Airbus Awarded Patent for Beam for a rotorcraft

A beam for a rotorcraft rotor and particularly to a helicopter rotor. Said beam comprises a hub connection portion, a blade connection portion, a first flexure portion located between the hub connection portion and the blade connection portion and having a bending stiffness about a first axis which is orthogonal to the longitudinal axis of the blade,… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 04-Feb-19

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City of Miami opens up land for heliport development

City of Miami opens up land for heliport development

The city of Miami has recently agreement on a Temporary Easement Agreement on Watson Island so that space can be made for a heliport. The heliport will be on the southern portion of the island, an area that was rezoned in 2016. They will be freeing up approximately 55,807 square feet of land for the… Read more »

04-Feb-19

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Boeing Awarded $39M Contract for 4 MH-47Gs

Boeing Awarded $39M Contract for 4 MH-47Gs

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a maximum $39,038,317 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (PZ0003) for an existing cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (H92241-18-F-0022) for finalization of four new-build MH-47G rotary wing aircraft.  This action is required to satisfy an urgent need to sustain U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) heavy assault, rotary wing aircraft in light of increased SOF… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 04-Feb-19

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US Navy opens new training airfield

US Navy opens new training airfield

Following an historic land exchange agreement between the U.S. Navy and Escambia County, the Navy’s newest outlying landing field opened for helicopter training operations today, after years of collaboration and hard work.To commemorate the completion of the field and the exchange of property, NAS Whiting Field held a ribbon cutting with representatives from the Navy,… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 04-Feb-19

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Airbus Germany signs framework contract with SGL Carbon

Airbus Germany signs framework contract with SGL Carbon

The helicopter manufacturer Airbus Helicopters Germany and SGL Carbon have been working together for years in the field of processing composite materials for aircraft doors of the Airbus Group. In the future, the cooperation with Airbus will be extended to applications for the helicopter sector and further intensified. The two companies have defined the framework… Read more »

Source: SGL Carbon, 04-Feb-19

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Elite Helicopters Expand Helicopter Training Fleet

Elite Helicopters Expand Helicopter Training Fleet

Elite Helicopters is pleased to announce the delivery of a brand new Cabri G2, G-SHAZ, which will be based at the Company’s facility at Goodwood Aerodrome. This is the newest Cabri G2 to arrive in the UK and will enable the Elite Flight Training School to increase availability at both Goodwood and Fairoaks. The Company… Read more »

Source: Elite Helicopters, 04-Feb-19

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USHST Safety Experts at Heli-Expo 2019

USHST Safety Experts at Heli-Expo 2019

Members of the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) will be providing their safety advice for Heli-Expo participants in Atlanta at 12 different workshops in a wide variety of topics.  The USHST promotes safety and works to reduce accidents through a government and industry cooperative effort that has resulted in a decrease in U.S. civil… Read more »

Source: USHST, 04-Feb-19

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CNC Technologies Launches Defense Grade Online Portal

CNC Technologies Launches Defense Grade Online Portal

CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, announced the launch of CNC.LIVE a new, defense-grade online portal for hosting, viewing, sharing and archiving real-time aerial downlink footage. The platform deploys for the first time in support of Super Bowl LIII, serving as the aerial law… Read more »

Source: CNC Technologies, 04-Feb-19

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Leonardo opens Gulf of Mexico Support Center

Leonardo opens Gulf of Mexico Support Center

Leonardo announced that its comprehensive new Gulf of Mexico Support Center in Broussard, Louisiana is open. The 21,000 square foot facility provides blade repair, spare parts and technical support. Construction began in June 2017 on two acres near Highway 90. To celebrate the opening, Leonardo hosted customers and local government for a ribbon cutting ceremony…. Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 04-Feb-19

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L-3 Awarded $19M Contract for TH-57 Logistical Support

L-3 Awarded $19M Contract for TH-57 Logistical Support

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Mississippi, is awarded $18,721,174 for modification P00037 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, labor hour, cost-reimbursement indefinite-delivery, requirements contract (N00019-13-D-0007).  This modification extends the period of performance and increases the ceiling of the contract to provide TH-57 contractor logistics support.  This modification provides all logistics services and materials for organizational… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Feb-19

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Bell and EDIC Horizon celebrate two more 429 deliveries

Bell and EDIC Horizon celebrate two more 429 deliveries

Based at Al Ain International Airport Zone, EDIC Horizon International Flight Academy provides state-of-the-art flight training to future pilots with its exclusive Bell fleet comprising of Bell 206s, Bell 407s and will utilize its new Bell 429s for ATP, instrument, multi-engine and specialized mission training. “We are excited to add Bell 429s to our flight… Read more »

Source: Bell, 01-Feb-19

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L3 Aviation Awarded $16M Contract for AH-1Z and UH-1Y Retrofits and Spares

L3 Aviation Awarded $16M Contract for AH-1Z and UH-1Y Retrofits and Spares

L3 Aviation Products Inc., Alpharetta, Georgia, is awarded a $16,138,920 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to procure a maximum quantity of 840 technically refreshed multi-function displays for retrofits and spares in support of the AH-1Z and UH-1Y aircraft.  Work will be performed in Alpharetta, Georgia, and is expected to be completed in September 2022.  No funds will be obligated… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 31-Jan-19

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DynCorp Awarded $44M Contract for NAWDC Support for MH-60S

DynCorp Awarded $44M Contract for NAWDC Support for MH-60S

DynCorp International LLC, Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $43,856,375 for modification P00017 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursement indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-15-D-0001).  This modification exercises an option for organization, selected intermedia, limited depot level maintenance, and logistics services in support of the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center’s (NAWDC) F/A-18A/B/D/D/E/F, EA-18G, MH-60S, F-16A/B, and E-2C aircraft.  Work will be… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 31-Jan-19

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Goodrich Awarded $27M Contract for UH-1N/HH-60 Rescue Hoist Repairs

Goodrich Awarded $27M Contract for UH-1N/HH-60 Rescue Hoist Repairs

Goodrich Corp., Brea, California, has been awarded an estimated $27,095,145 requirements contract for the repair/overhaul of the internal rescue hoist on UH-1N and aircraft mounted winch on HH-60 helicopters. This contract provides for the contractor to repair and perform program depot-level maintenance and unscheduled program depot-level maintenance in support of the UH-1N and HH-60 helicopters…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 31-Jan-19

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Southeast Aerospace Offers Part 29 ADS-B AML-STC Solution

Southeast Aerospace Offers Part 29 ADS-B AML-STC Solution

Southeast Aerospace, the first company to have partnered to achieve the first ADS-B STC, has announced its latest ADS-B solution for the Part 29 market. Southeast Aerospace has partnered with Peregrine and Air Methods (as the ODA) to provide a panel and remote mount fully integrated ADS-B solution for a variety of Part 29 airframes…. Read more »

Source: Southeast Aerospace, 31-Jan-19

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Airbus rings in 2019 with milestone anniversaries

Airbus rings in 2019 with milestone anniversaries

Airbus Helicopters North America is celebrating two milestone anniversaries of operations this year. Airbus Helicopters, Inc., based in Grand Prairie, Texas, is celebrating 50 years of sales and support for U.S. helicopter operators, while Airbus Helicopters Canada Ltd., located in Fort Erie, Ontario, is marking its 35-year milestone. “For 50 years, our customers and the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 31-Jan-19

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FLIR Systems Acquires Aeryon Labs

FLIR Systems Acquires Aeryon Labs

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced that it has acquired Aeryon Labs Inc., a leading developer of high-performance unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for the global military, public safety, and critical infrastructure markets for $200 million. Aeryon’s vertical takeoff and landing quad-copter airframes integrate multiple sensors, including FLIR thermal technology, to provide users with immediate high-resolution… Read more »

Source: FLIR Systems, 31-Jan-19

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Boston MedFlight launches landing zone videos

Boston MedFlight launches landing zone videos

Boston MedFlight recently launched a video series on YouTube meant to improve first responder safety when medical aircraft respond directly to an emergency scene, as opposed to an airport or helipad. Boston MedFlight regularly transports critically ill or injured patients off the Vineyard by helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft, and on occasion its helicopters are called… Read more »

Source: Boston MedFlight, 31-Jan-19

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Universal Avionics appoints Rotorcraft Business Development Manager

Universal Avionics appoints Rotorcraft Business Development Manager

Dan Reida, V.P. of Sales, Marketing, and Support for Universal Avionics (UA), announces that Mr. Tal Golan has been appointed to the newly created position of Rotorcraft Business Development Manager. Tal joins UA with an extensive aviation and business development background and 20 years of experience in the commercial aviation industry as a pilot of… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 31-Jan-19

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Sikorsky S-92A to Commence Operations in Mexico

Sikorsky S-92A to Commence Operations in Mexico

A major oil company has selected three Sikorsky S-92® helicopters to provide deepwater transportation to rigs off the shores of Mexico. Three fielded S-92 helicopters will support the client’s operations, including crew change and search and rescue. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT). The S-92 operational tempo continues to grow with 2018 fleet… Read more »

Source: Sikorksy, 31-Jan-19

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HSN provides their verdict on latest Helicopter Scam news

HSN provides their verdict on latest Helicopter Scam news

Helicopter Society of Nepal (HSN) made serious concern about latest news on fake rescue scam during press meet held today. HSN hold press meeting today after recent news on national and international media made news highlight over malpractice by helicopter, trekking and hospital sector creating fake rescue scam. Yog Raj Kandel, Secretary General of the… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 30-Jan-19

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Air Evac 16 now carrying blood and plasma

Air Evac 16 now carrying blood and plasma

All Air Evac bases in Alabama are now certified to have two units of blood and two units of plasma on board EMS flights and can set up an IV of blood in flight. Having started administering blood in flight will give the patient a better chance of survival. They are allowed to give blood… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Jan-19

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SAFE Structure signs agreement with Thern Winches

SAFE Structure signs agreement with Thern Winches

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, a world leader in ergonomic safety-first aviation, marine, and industrial maintenance equipment has signed an agreement to partner with THERN in a joint effort to create a helical air winch system specifically used for aircraft support equipment that is not yet available on the market. S.A.F.E. specializes in the precise design and… Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, 30-Jan-19

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Honeywell And Pipistrel Collaborate on VTOL air vehicle

Honeywell And Pipistrel Collaborate on VTOL air vehicle

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Pipistrel have signed a memorandum of understanding that will bring both companies together to explore and develop solutions for the urban air mobility market. The companies will integrate Honeywell avionics, navigation, flight control systems, connectivity and other beneficial products and services onto a future Pipistrel Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) air vehicle to… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 30-Jan-19

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Helicopter Online Ground School celebrates 7 Years Online

Helicopter Online Ground School celebrates 7 Years Online

It all started with Kenny Keller, a passion for teaching, and a Flip video camera in 2012. After a failed attempt at making a flight instruction business work in Northern Indiana, Kenny was in a financial slump and needed something to take hold and work. In seven years, Kenny Keller has provided the helicopter industry… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Online Ground School, 30-Jan-19

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Careflight Celebrates First All Female Flight Crew

Careflight Celebrates First All Female Flight Crew

Thirty-eight years after CareFlight put its first helicopter into service, it has another first: the first all-female flight crew. “It’s super exciting – for girls to actually think they can do this,” says Elisabeth Abel, Flight Nurse on the first all-female flight crew in the region’s history. The crew includes a pilot, flight nurse and… Read more »

Source: CareFlight, 30-Jan-19

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CPI Aerostructures Awarded Contract From Sikorsky

CPI Aerostructures Awarded Contract From Sikorsky

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero”) (NYSE American: CVU) announced that it has been awarded an approximate $1 million  program from Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), to manufacture a structural assembly used in the interior of Sikorsky helicopters.  Work on the structural assemblies will begin immediately with first delivery in early 2019.  The period… Read more »

Source: CPI Aerostructures, 30-Jan-19

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GKN Aerospace delivers 10,000th standard parts order to RNLAF

GKN Aerospace delivers 10,000th standard parts order to RNLAF

In December 2018, GKN Fokker Services delivered its 10,000th order for standard parts to the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF). The order was delivered at the Air Force Base of Eindhoven. This milestone was reached 18 months after the implementation of the  total support contract. This customized solution is offered by GKN Fokker Services in… Read more »

Source: GKN Aerospace, 30-Jan-19

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Metro Aviation welcomes new training manager

Metro Aviation welcomes new training manager

Metro Aviation is pleased to welcome Stewart Corbin to the team as he steps into a new role as Customer Communication Center Training Manager.  Within the same vein of Metro’s Transport Business Services and Customer Revenue Cycle Support, Stewart will provide yet another value-added service to Metro’s operations customers. “Stewart will provide industry-leading training at our customers’ communication… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 30-Jan-19

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Canada to extend life of Armed Forces Bell 412 fleet

Canada to extend life of Armed Forces Bell 412 fleet

As outlined in Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, the Government of Canada is making investments to re-capitalize and extend the life of equipment to ensure our women and men of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) have the equipment they need to fulfill the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) core missions. In support of this,… Read more »

Source: Canadian Government, 30-Jan-19

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Turkish Engine Industries Tests new Engine

Turkish Engine Industries Tests new Engine

The Turkish Minister of Technology, Mustafa Varank, visited Turkish Engine Industries recently to test the new TS1400 turboshaft engine. The engine is being developed for the T625 Gokbey helicopter. Both the helicopter and its engine are another step forward to Turkey releasing dependence on outside companies, as they were both designed and made by TEI… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Jan-19

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New solution to reduce the maintenance burden of H145

New solution to reduce the maintenance burden of H145

Airbus Helicopters developed, within the 2018 top irritant program, a new solution to reduce the maintenance burden on the Main Rotor Blade vibration absorber for the H145 aircraft: To switch the lubricating oil type in the vibration absorbers from MIL-PRF-23699 (CM 103) to ZNF-L-3001(CM 1001). The oil change requires approximately 2 hours per blade for a dynamic… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Jan-19

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Los Andes receives a second H145

Los Andes receives a second H145

Airbus has delivered a second H145 helicopter to Servicios Aéreos Los Andes, a Peruvian operator specializing in air services for the energy industry. It is the second aircraft of this model that Los Andes receives under a leasing contract with Waypoint Leasing. The new helicopter will be based in Kiteni, near Cuzco, and will carry… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Jan-19

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Helicopter Simulators – Global Market Outlook to 2026

Helicopter Simulators – Global Market Outlook to 2026

The “Helicopter Simulator – Global Market Outlook (2017-2026)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. “Helicopter Simulator – Global Market Outlook (2017-2026)” Some of the factors propelling the market are huge investments are being made in the advancements of helicopter simulators and increasing demand for commercial aircraft. However, high manufacturing cost and frequent technical faults… Read more »

Source: Research and Markets, 28-Jan-19

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US Airlines recruit Army helicopter pilots to ease shortage

US Airlines recruit Army helicopter pilots to ease shortage

US Airlines have started recruiting helicopter pilots from the US Army to fill the pilot shortage. Pilots from the army are easier to adapt and quick to learn. The pilot shortage was hit hard by the FAA changing the amount of training hours from 250 to 1,500. Army pilots however, only require 750 hours. They… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Jan-19

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Leonardo awarded contract to support MOD fleet

Leonardo awarded contract to support MOD fleet

The MOD has awarded a five-year, multi-million-pound deal to Leonardo Helicopters (UK) for the support of the existing fleet of 50 Apache attack helicopters.Defence Minister Stuart Andrew announced the £293 million contract with Leonardo Helicopters during a visit to the company’s site in Yeovil where some of the vital work on the aircraft will take place…. Read more »

Source: UK Government, 28-Jan-19

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The Global Military Rotorcraft Market

The Global Military Rotorcraft Market

The “Military Rotorcraft – Global Market Outlook (2017-2026)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. According to this report, the Global Military Rotorcraft is accounted for $1,798.13 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach $2,429.43 billion by 2026 growing at a CAGR of 3.4% during the forecast period. Advancement in technology, the necessity for the replacement of aging… Read more »

Source: Research and Markets, 28-Jan-19

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East Anglia Air Ambulance founder recognised with award

East Anglia Air Ambulance founder recognised with award

On the 25th October, one of EAAA’s founding member’s Gerry Hermer, received this year’s Sword of Honour from the Honourable Company of Air Pilots. Gerry was instrumental in the initial set up of East Anglian Air Ambulance, but his dedication to the whole aviation industry spanned more than five decades. Gerry originally worked as an… Read more »

Source: East Anglia Air Ambulance, 28-Jan-19

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LifeFlight of Maine Creates Remote Access Project

LifeFlight of Maine Creates Remote Access Project

LifeFlight of Maine has created a new program to help them improve service to remote areas. The Remote Access Project has over 120 remote access landing zones, these are on private land, with permission. At each site there is a large yellow marker showing a LifeFlight helicopters, as well as grid coordinates, location name and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Jan-19

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STARS launches lottery with 2809 prizes

STARS launches lottery with 2809 prizes

When you hear the sound of a STARS helicopter, you know it is involved in a life-saving mission. When you buy your STARS lottery ticket, you join the fight to save lives. The 26th edition of the STARS lottery launched today offering 2,809 prizes, valued at over $4.5 million. LUCKY STARS 50/50 is back again and this year a lucky ticket… Read more »

Source: STARS, 28-Jan-19

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Poland Plans on Mi-24 Fleet Upgrade

Poland Plans on Mi-24 Fleet Upgrade

Poland is looking to upgrade their aging Mi-24 attack helicopters to extend their lives until 2022. They will be reaching out, from July to September, to vendors with RFIs. They acquired the Mi-24s in 1979. They currently use two thirds of this fleet, with the plan to purchase a new fleet of 32 attack helicopters… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Jan-19

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WinAir Launches New Website

WinAir Launches New Website

WinAir is excited to announce the launch of a newly designed company website that is focused on the unique business requirements of Operators, Heliops, MROs, and CAMOs. This new website, which can be accessed at www.winair.ca, provides users with a sleek, image-rich, and updated user experience that streamlines and simplifies website navigation. This makes it… Read more »

Source: WinAir, 28-Jan-19

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Skyquest awarded landing pad lights contract

Skyquest awarded landing pad lights contract

The U.S. State Department, the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Bureau has awarded Skyquest Aviation a contract for providing Helicopter Lights to the U.S. Embassy, Mexico.  This Purchase Order is worth $212K with delivery NLT 10 February 2019. Skyquest Aviation President, William Tresky announced, “We are pleased to continue our longstanding relationship… Read more »

Source: Skyquest Aviation, 28-Jan-19

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SPAES procures nine medical racks for EC135 installation

SPAES procures nine medical racks for EC135 installation

For a customer in the field of air rescue SPAES GmbH & Co. KG procured and certified each nine medical racks suitable for ventilators Dräger Oxylog 3000 plus / Hamilton T1 as well as for Perfusor® Braun compact S in helicopter EC 135. The racks for the ventilator are mounted on the track system at the ceiling of… Read more »

Source: SPAES GmbH & Co. KG, 28-Jan-19

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Global UAV flies first drone-based geothermal energy survey

Global UAV flies first drone-based geothermal energy survey

Global UAV Technologies Ltd. (CSE: UAV, OTC: YRLLF, FSE: YAB2) (the “Company” or “Global UAV”), a diversified and vertically integrated drone technology company, recently completed a drone-based geothermal energy exploration survey for Borealis GeoPower Inc. (“Borealis”). The survey is the first of its kind for Global UAV utilizing both geophysical and thermal imaging sensors over… Read more »

Source: Global UAV Technologies, 28-Jan-19

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Boeing Autonomous Passenger Air Vehicle Completes First Flight

Boeing Autonomous Passenger Air Vehicle Completes First Flight

Boeing [NYSE: BA] successfully completed the first test flight of its autonomous passenger air vehicle (PAV) prototype in Manassas, Virginia. Boeing NeXt, which leads the company’s urban air mobility efforts, utilized Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences to design and develop the electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and will continue testing to advance the… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 28-Jan-19

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Saudi Aramco introduces H145 to fleet

Saudi Aramco introduces H145 to fleet

Saudi Aramco operates in some of the world’s most remote areas, and the Aviation Department supports and enables the company to reach its strategic goals by operating in these remote areas. To meet the increasing complexity and sophistication of our operations, Aviation has initiated a fleet replacement strategy that oversees the replacement of its helicopters… Read more »

Source: h145-aramco1, 25-Jan-19

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Vertical Flight Society Announces Surge in Membership

Vertical Flight Society Announces Surge in Membership

The Vertical Flight Society, the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, announces that it has experienced strong growth in all its membership categories, thanks to the unprecedented global investment in advanced new military and civil vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Worldwide increases in funding from governments and industry are fueling the… Read more »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 25-Jan-19

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Boston MedFlight Releases Helicopter Landing Zone Safety Training Video

Boston MedFlight Releases Helicopter Landing Zone Safety Training Video

Boston MedFlight, a nonprofit, nationally recognized critical care medical transport organization that partners with a consortium of academic medical centers, has produced a helicopter landing zone safety video training series developed for use by Massachusetts first responders and air ambulance companies operating in the Commonwealth. This is the first landing zone safety video series created specifically for… Read more »

Source: Boston MedFlight, 25-Jan-19

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V-280 Valor reaches 280 knots true airspeed

V-280 Valor reaches 280 knots true airspeed

Building on a full year’s worth of testing and more than 85 hours of flight time, Bell’s V-280 Valor reached its namesake cruising speed of 280 knots true airspeed this week. Bell and Team Valor continue to methodically and very successfully expand the flight envelope. The aircraft continues to prove its performance is well beyond… Read more »

Source: Bell, 25-Jan-19

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US aerial firefighters on track for ADS-B deadline

US aerial firefighters on track for ADS-B deadline

With less than a year remaining, aerial firefighters are on-track to meet the January 1, 2020 deadline for ADS-B Out equipment installations. After that date, any noncompliant helicopter or fixed wing aircraft will have limited access to US airspace. ADS-B (automatic dependent surveillance broadcast) is considered an essential tool of 21st century air traffic management… Read more »

Source: Helimax Aviation, 25-Jan-19

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