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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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Boeing awarded $62M support contract for AH-64D/E

Boeing awarded $62M support contract for AH-64D/E

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $62,294,566 modification (PZ0005) to contract W58RGZ-19-C-0024 for performance-based logistics support for the AH-64D/E Apache Attack helicopter.  Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2024.  Fiscal 2019 Army working capital funds in the amount of $62,294,566 were obligated at the… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 11-Mar-20

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HAL planning to set up bases in four countries to push exports

HAL planning to set up bases in four countries to push exports

State-run aerospace behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) is looking at setting up logistics bases in Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Sri Lanka as part of initiatives to woo the countries to buy India’s light combat aircraft Tejas and military helicopters. See Full Story.  

Source: The Economic Times, 11-Mar-20

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Garmin G5000H install in KAI Surion wins award

Garmin G5000H install in KAI Surion wins award

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced that it was awarded the Elite Supplier Award from Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), LTD. for its support and development of the G5000H™ integrated flight deck on the KUH-1 Surion helicopter. The Elite Supplier Award was presented to Garmin by KAI at its semi-annual Supplier… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 11-Mar-20

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Safran to study biofuels production in southwest France

Safran to study biofuels production in southwest France

  Safran Helicopter Engines is joining Euralis, Teréga, ACD (Aquitaine Chimie Durable), Chemparc, Agri Sud Ouest Innovation, Xylofutur, CCI Pau Béarn, Pau and Pays de l’Adour University and the Aerospace Valley consortium to study the feasibility of producing aviation biofuels in southwest France. A Letter Of Intent (LOI) has been signed in the presence of… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 11-Mar-20

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Schweizer appoints sales and service centre for UK and Ireland

Schweizer appoints sales and service centre for UK and Ireland

Under new owners since 2018, Schweizer is making a steady and planned approach to their re-entry to the helicopter market. Having spent time investing in the spares and support side of the business back, the company is now working on the order for 25 model CBi helicopters, and is also starting to build the sales… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Mar-20

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US approves $800M sale for 12 MH-60R helicopters with support to Korea

US approves $800M sale for 12 MH-60R helicopters with support to Korea

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea of MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters with support for an estimated cost of $800 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on August 7, 2019. The Republic of Korea has… Read more »

10-Mar-20

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US approves $400M sale for 8 AH-6i and related equipment to Thailand

US approves $400M sale for 8 AH-6i and related equipment to Thailand

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Thailand of eight (8) AH-6i light attack reconnaissance helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $400 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Thailand has requested… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 10-Mar-20

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CGAS Cape Cod to celebrate more than 100 years of aviation

CGAS Cape Cod to celebrate more than 100 years of aviation

Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod will celebrate its 50th anniversary at Joint Base Cape Cod and over a 100 years of Coast Guard aviation in Massachusetts on Sept. 19, 2020. Air Station Cape Cod plans to hold a free, public open house with tours of the unit, food, entertainment, and static displays of historic… Read more »

Source: US Coast Guard District 1, 10-Mar-20

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WAI 2020 Conference Hosts Record Number of Attendees & Exhibitors

WAI 2020 Conference Hosts Record Number of Attendees & Exhibitors

Women in Aviation International held another successful annual gathering during the 31st Annual International Women in Aviation Conference at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, March 5-7, 2020. With its unique blend of top-notch speakers, busy exhibit hall, an array of education sessions, and more than 100 scholarship awards, the WAI 2020… Read more »

Source: WAI, 10-Mar-20

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UAE launches first Arab World app for SAR

UAE launches first Arab World app for SAR

The National Search and Rescue Centre, NSRC, launched a smartphone application at the Search and Rescue conference in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, as part of the UAE efforts to provide speedier emergency responses. Through the app, the first of its kind in the Arab World, people can request help to anywhere in the country. The… Read more »

Source: Emirates News Agency, 10-Mar-20

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Leonardo provides update on UK research, design and innovation facility

Leonardo provides update on UK research, design and innovation facility

Somerset’s commitment to the vital aerospace industry is set in steel after a milestone was reached in construction of the cutting-edge aerospace innovation centre in Yeovil. Partners in the iAero Centre initiative visited the construction site and signed a steel column at a special ceremony on Thursday (5 March) as work on the construction of… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 10-Mar-20

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Schiebel completes tests for Royal Australian Navy

Schiebel completes tests for Royal Australian Navy

Schiebel successfully completed the acceptance tests for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) of its new Schiebel-designed heavy fuel S2 engine for its CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS). Building on 12 years of extensive experience developing engines for the CAMCOPTER® S-100 system and the lessons learnt from extensive operations worldwide, Schiebel has engineered a new… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 10-Mar-20

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Pegaso receives H145 in Mexico

Pegaso receives H145 in Mexico

[ELECTRONIC TRANSLATION] Pegaso Air Transportation (Pegaso) has become the first H145 operator in Mexico. This aircraft is the first of four that will be delivered to Pegaso to provide air transport services to the energy industry, focusing more specifically on oil and gas exploration activities in the Gulf of Mexico. Pegaso currently uses a fleet… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 10-Mar-20

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RAF Chief of Air Staff names new helicopter training facility

RAF Chief of Air Staff names new helicopter training facility

A state-of-the-art training facility has been formally named today at RAF Shawbury by the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Wigston. The building was named in honour of The Duke of Cambridge, who completed advanced flying training at the Defence Helicopter Flying School and was awarded his aircrew flying badge in January 2010…. Read more »

Source: Royal Air Force, 09-Mar-20

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Partnership revives H-53 rotor head program

Partnership revives H-53 rotor head program

Fleet Readiness Center East is boosting readiness for the H-53 heavy-lift helicopter by breathing new life into the depot’s H-53 rotor head program. A partnership agreement with Sikorsky is generating positive results. In early 2019, fleet demand for H-53 main rotor heads exceeded the number the contractor could produce; additional assets were urgently needed. While… Read more »

Source: US Dept of Defense, 09-Mar-20

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Reed sells Vertical Flight Expo (ex Helitech)

Reed sells Vertical Flight Expo (ex Helitech)

Reed Exhibitions have disposed of Vertical Flight Expo – previously called (and better know as) Helitech International. The purchasers are Prysm Group, who have been organising B2B trade exhibitions for over twenty years, and are responsible for a portfolio of over 50 shows across the world.  In 2019 alone the company opened new offices in the USA,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Mar-20

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Babcock wins major new North Sea helicopter contract from Bristow

Babcock wins major new North Sea helicopter contract from Bristow

Babcock MCS Offshore have won a significant new five-year shared contract with three oil and gas operators for helicopter transport in the northern North Sea. The contract will initially see Babcock operate over 100 helicopter flights each month from Sumburgh in Shetland, on behalf of CNR International, EnQuest and TAQA under a collaborative agreement. Flights… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Mar-20

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Wingcopter secures further investment

Wingcopter secures further investment

Only three months after its initial funding, Corecam Capital Partners has increased its investment in Wingcopter in a second closing. In December, the multi-family office from Singapore participated in a seed round with several million euros in the German start-up, which develops and sells transport drones for humanitarian and civil applications. The reason for the… Read more »

Source: Wingcopter, 06-Mar-20

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Summit Aviation Hires New Director of Manufacturing

Summit Aviation Hires New Director of Manufacturing

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced it has hired Josh Allen as its new Director of Manufacturing for the company’s Somerset, Kentucky, location. A Navy veteran, Mr. Allen most recently served as the PTC Project Director for Keolis Commuter Services in Boston where he was responsible for the positive train control (PTC) system across… Read more »

Source: Summit Aviation, 06-Mar-20

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Airbus leads commercial market again in 2019

Airbus leads commercial market again in 2019

Airbus Helicopters North America maintained its position as the leading provider of helicopters in the region in 2019, completing 61 deliveries to its growing customer base for a market share of 64%. The company also took in 66 gross orders in the U.S. and Canada. Key deliveries include the first U.S. produced EC145e to Metro… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 04-Mar-20

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EC135 Reduced mandatory maintenance and flight checks

EC135 Reduced mandatory maintenance and flight checks

In the frame of its maintenance improvement programme for the light twin engine helicopters, Airbus Helicopters has developed a solution to reduce inspection times and provide more flexibility to carry out checks on the H135 (EC135 P2/P2+ and T2/T2+), while reducing maintenance costs and aircraft ground time. Through the rework of the “Ground Check Run”… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 04-Mar-20

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Sikorsky gets order for 12 more HH-60Ws

Sikorsky gets order for 12 more HH-60Ws

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), will build 12 additional HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopters (CRH) following a second Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) contract award by the U.S. Air Force, known as Lot 2, and valued at over $500 million. The award follows a string of significant program milestones in 2019, including first flight,… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 04-Mar-20

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H135 Improved sealing of the engine fire detectors

H135 Improved sealing of the engine fire detectors

In the frame of product improvement programme for its light twin helicopters, Airbus Helicopters is proposing a new solution which is preventing false fire detection and inadvertent activation of the fire extinguishing bottles, while improving reliability and reducing the maintenance costs. This solution, available for H135/EC135 versions/types equipped with Pratt & Whitney engines, consists in the installation of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 04-Mar-20

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Erickson Debuts Composite Main Rotor Blades

Erickson Debuts Composite Main Rotor Blades

Erickson Incorporated, the leading operator, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, today announced FAA approval of its next-generation composite main rotor blades. After many years of manufacturing metal blades, Erickson has invested in the future of the S-64 rotorcraft by designing, certifying, and building composite main rotor blades that will bring many dramatic benefits. Erickson… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 04-Mar-20

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Bristow marks 1000th SAR mission from Sumburgh base

Bristow marks 1000th SAR mission from Sumburgh base

THE SUMBURGH based Sikorsky S-92 search and rescue helicopters have just completed their 1,000th mission since Bristow Helicopters took over the coastguard search and rescue contract from Canadian firm CHC in June 2013. See Full Story.

Source: Shetland News, 04-Mar-20

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Helibras delivers the first Navy H135

Helibras delivers the first Navy H135

[ELECTRONIC TRANSLATION] Helibras, Brazilian subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters, delivered to the Brazilian Navy, this past Friday (28), the first H135 model, with multi-mission configuration. The helicopter had already been presented at the event of 103 years of Naval Aviation, in August this year. The aircraft will be integrated into the 1st General Employment Helicopter Squadron (HU-1) and… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 04-Mar-20

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Caverton signs for AW139 simulator from Thales

Caverton signs for AW139 simulator from Thales

Helicopter services company, Caverton and Thales of France, has signed the Factory Acceptance of the AW139 Reality HFull-Flight Simulator, the first helicopter full flight simulator Level ‘D’ tobe installed in Africa. See Full Story.

Source: Daily Trust, 04-Mar-20

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Rotorcorp stops support for Skurka Aerospace and Aviall RR300 Starter Generators for R66 

Rotorcorp stops support for Skurka Aerospace and Aviall RR300 Starter Generators for R66 

Rotorcorp LLC, the world’s largest seller of parts and components for Robinson R22, R44 and R66 Helicopters announced today that the company is immediately withdrawing its support of direct-overhaul and overhaul-exchange RR30000412 starter generators available through Skurka Aerospace, Inc. and Boeing Distribution Services, Inc. (formerly Aviall).  This model starter generator assembly is featured on the… Read more »

Source: Rotorcorp, 03-Mar-20

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Gama Aviation makes a power play for UK helicopter market

Gama Aviation makes a power play for UK helicopter market

Long-established business aviation operator Gama Aviation is making its first move into the UK helicopter market with the launch of a fleet of three Airbus H145s.  Two of the three aircraft are being permanently fitted out for EMS work, and will be put to work on the Scottish Ambulance Service contract from 1st June 2020 –… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Mar-20

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Rostec ready to supply Ansat to China

Rostec ready to supply Ansat to China

Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) completed validation of the type certificate for Ansat light multipurpose helicopter in the People’s Republic of China. The validation of the type certificate by Chinese aviation authorities allows the company to commence the supplies of Ansat helicopters to China under a previously concluded contract. Rostec ready… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 03-Mar-20

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Rostec ready to deliver Ansat with luxury Aurus interior

Rostec ready to deliver Ansat with luxury Aurus interior

Russian Helicopters Holding of Rostec State Corporation received the approval of the Federal Air Transport Agency for the production of Ansat helicopters with a superior cabin in the style of the Aurus brand . This allows you to start mass production and supply of the helicopter in this modification. Rostec is ready to begin deliveries… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 03-Mar-20

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Southern Utah University Adds Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

Southern Utah University Adds Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced a signed purchase agreement with Southern Utah University (SUU) for a Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to add to its existing fleet of helicopters for student training. Southern Utah University offers training in Rotor Wing Pilot or Fixed Wing Pilot components. These tracks share a common… Read more »

Source: Bell, 03-Mar-20

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Mi-171A2 set a speed record

Mi-171A2 set a speed record

The Mi-171A2 helicopter of the Russian Helicopters holding of the Rostec State Corporation set the Russian record “The maximum speed reached by the helicopter at a limited distance of 1.6 km.” As part of the Baikal Mile Festival of Speed, a civilian helicopter under the control of the crew of the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (U-UAZ)… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 03-Mar-20

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Schiebel Camcopter® S-100 completes sniffer capability tests

Schiebel Camcopter® S-100 completes sniffer capability tests

Schiebel, together with partner Nordic Unmanned, successfully completed a two-day test of its sniffer capability on board the CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS in the shipping lane outside Gniben, Denmark. Ships operating in Europe’s busiest sea routes are permitted to emit exhaust fumes with a sulphur oxide content limited to no more than 0.1 percent. Amongst other… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 03-Mar-20

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Rostec delivers the first serial produced Mi-38

Rostec delivers the first serial produced Mi-38

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) delivered the first serial produced Mi-38 helicopter with a highly comfortable cabin to its client, Gazprombank Leasing company. The helicopter, built by Kazan Helicopters, will be operated by Russian Helicopter Systems (RHS). The delivery ceremony for the first serial Mi-38 was held at the Kazan Helicopters… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 03-Mar-20

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Ansat simulator installed at Kazan Helicopter Plant

Ansat simulator installed at Kazan Helicopter Plant

At the Kazan Helicopter Plant of the Russian Helicopters Holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation), the installation of the Ansat integrated helicopter simulator (KTV) was completed. After completion of commissioning, the simulator will pass a qualification assessment for certification according to international standards. An integrated flight simulator for the Ansat helicopter was installed at… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 02-Mar-20

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Kazan Helicopter Plant completes Ansat Aurus certification tests

Kazan Helicopter Plant completes Ansat Aurus certification tests

At the Kazan Helicopter Plant of the Holding Russian Helicopters (part of the Rostec State Corporation), certification tests of the Ansat helicopter with a superior cabin, made in the style of the Aurus brand, have been completed . For the first time, the car was presented in the framework of the international aerospace show MAKS-2019…. Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 02-Mar-20

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Axnes PNG wireless intercom selected by Cal Fire

Axnes PNG wireless intercom selected by Cal Fire

Wireless intercom innovator and manufacturer, Axnes has announced the recent delivery of a California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Cal Fire S-70i Firehawk® helicopter equipped with the latest generation PNG wireless intercom system. Integrated by Firehawk® completion specialist, United Rotorcraft, the S-70i airframes are configured with internal audio integration and two MP50 handsets that… Read more »

Source: Axnes, 02-Mar-20

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Travis County STAR Flight selects Axnes PNG for new AW169 fleet

Travis County STAR Flight selects Axnes PNG for new AW169 fleet

Wireless intercom technology innovator, Axnes has announced the integration of the PNG wireless intercom system for multi-mission provider, Travis County STAR Flight. Based in Austin, Texas, STAR Flight has recently taken delivery of three AW169 airframes as part of a fleet modernization program to support their air medical transport, hoist, and fire suppression operations. Designed… Read more »

Source: Axnes, 02-Mar-20

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IBC Airways selects Becker ADS-B transponder

IBC Airways selects Becker ADS-B transponder

IBC Airways has selected Becker Avionics’ BXT6500 series ADS-B transponder for retrofit of their SAAB340 fleet of airplanes. IBC Airways is an FAA FAR Part 135 certificated air carrier based at Miami International Airport focusing on reliable, cost-effective air transportation service to and from the Caribbean, Latin America and the US. Director of Maintenance, Paul… Read more »

Source: Becker Avionics, 02-Mar-20

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YES Communications Announces Formation of YES Rentals

YES Communications Announces Formation of YES Rentals

North Texas-based YES Communications owners Kelley Parlier and Jim Kettles have announced the formation of a new company to provide trade show exhibit rental equipment for their growing client base. The new company, YES Rentals, will offer flooring, tables, chairs, counters, banner stands, and other specialized equipment up to and including complete exhibits for trade… Read more »

Source: YES Communications, 02-Mar-20

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Leonardo partners with Codemar in Brazil

Leonardo partners with Codemar in Brazil

Leonardo, the Italian-headquartered aerospace and security multinational, through its subsidiary Leonardo International, which was set up to support the Company’s operations around the world, and Codemar, Companhia de Desenvolvimento de Maricá, have announced the creation of a joint venture named Leonardo&Codemar S.A., with 49% share of Codemar and 51% of Leonardo, established under Brazilian law…. Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 02-Mar-20

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Price comparison website takes aim at UK helicopter charter market

Price comparison website takes aim at UK helicopter charter market

Cardiff based hire & rental industry giants Anything for Hire have added another string to their bow with the acquisition of the sought-after helicopterhire.com domain name – and look set to take yet another market by storm. Since their launch in 2018, the team at Anything for Hire has been going from strength to strength,… Read more »

Source: Anything for Hire, 02-Mar-20

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Edge launches first UAE-built drone at UMEX 2020

Edge launches first UAE-built drone at UMEX 2020

ADASI, the regional leader in autonomous systems and services, today officially launched the first UAE-made high-performance ‘Garmousha’ vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone in a deal with the General Headquarters (GHQ) of the UAE Armed Forces. His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs unveiled the new… Read more »

Source: Edge Group, 02-Mar-20

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SAFE develops Pitch Adjustment Tool for Robinson R22, R44 and R66

SAFE develops Pitch Adjustment Tool for Robinson R22, R44 and R66

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs develops innovative tools and support equipment in response to the needs of the customer. In cooperation with Southern Utah University (SUU), S.A.F.E. is providing a unique Pitch Adjustment Tool that ensures accurate adjustment and replacement of pitch change links for the R22, R44 and R66 helicopter. This tool inspired by SUU maintenance… Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, 02-Mar-20

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Era Group announces Q4 and FY2019 Earnings call

Era Group announces Q4 and FY2019 Earnings call

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA), one of the largest helicopter operators in the world, announced it will release financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2019 after the market closes on Thursday, March 5, 2020. In connection with the release, Era has scheduled a conference call for Friday, March 6, 2020, to begin… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 02-Mar-20

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Pulselite installed across Bell Training Academy fleet

Pulselite installed across Bell Training Academy fleet

Precise Flight, Inc. has announced the Bell Training Academy is conducting a fleetwide installation of Precise Flight’s Pulselite® System. The Pulselite® System is an FAA certified lightweight electrical system controller that alternately pulses the landing and auxiliary lights of a helicopter, thereby increasing visibility and reflecting the speed and directional movement of the aircraft. The… Read more »

Source: Precise Flight, 28-Feb-20

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JetNet for Salesforce to be demonstrated at NBAA conference

JetNet for Salesforce to be demonstrated at NBAA conference

JETNET LLC, a leading provider of aviation market information, will be demonstrating its recently announced JETNET for Salesforce® on Salesforce AppExchange at this year’s NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference at Booth #339 from March 10-13 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. JETNET is empowering customers of JETNET and Salesforce services to access… Read more »

Source: JETNET, 28-Feb-20

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