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Airbus Foundation and Helibras launch second edition of Flying Challenge Brasil

Airbus Foundation and Helibras launch second edition of Flying Challenge Brasil

[electronic translation] The Airbus Foundation and Helibras, in partnership with the civil society organization (OSC) CIEDS, held last Thursday (22) the opening ceremony of the second edition of the Flying Challenge Brazil youth development program. The initiative aims to stimulate a taste for studies and inspire children ages 9 to 11 to explore careers in the… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 06-Sep-19

Police Aviation News – September 2019 Edition

The September Edition of the Police Aviation News can be found here.  

Source: Police Aviation News, 06-Sep-19

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Second five-bladed H145 prototype performs maiden flight

Second five-bladed H145 prototype performs maiden flight

Early August, the second prototype of the new five-bladed H145 took off for its maiden flight at the Airbus Helicopters site in Donauwörth. The helicopter will be used for additional flight tests to achieve EASA certification of the new five-bladed H145 in early 2020. The first prototype is currently performing a high altitude test campaign… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Sep-19

Daegu Fire Department to take delivery of new AW169

Daegu Fire Department to take delivery of new AW169

Daegu Fire Department in South Korea is shortly to take delivery of a brand-new Leonardo AW169 to strengthen its aerial capacity. The aircraft, serial number 69101, the 101st to be built, is currently undergoing test-flying at Varese-Venegono in Italy with the test marks I-RAIM. It will be registered as HL9649 when it is delivered. Daegu,… Read more »

Source: Daegu Fire Department, 05-Sep-19

Rostec presents Mi-171A2 and Ka-226T intended for India at EEF

Rostec presents Mi-171A2 and Ka-226T intended for India at EEF

As part of its joint exposition with the Buryat Republic, Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) will present its latest civilian helicopter Mi-171A2 and Ka-226T light-weight multi-purpose helicopter, which are planned to be supplied to India, at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok. Earlier, Russian Helicopters and Global Vectra company (India) had… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 05-Sep-19

Rhodes Interform flying high with rotor blade press refurbisment contract

Rhodes Interform flying high with rotor blade press refurbisment contract

Rhodes Interform, a specialist in bespoke composite and metal forming machinery and part of Group Rhodes, based in the UK, has been awarded a contract to refurbish equipment used in the manufacture of composite helicopter rotor blades. This includes six hot platen presses, up to 10m long, which were originally built by John Shaw, now… Read more »

Source: Rhodes Interform, 04-Sep-19

USHST Looking for More Experts to Join the Effort

USHST Looking for More Experts to Join the Effort

The United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) is calling for more helicopter safety experts to join their efforts to reduce fatalities in the industry. Teams of safety experts have been working on 16 active safety enhancements aimed at reducing fatal helicopter accidents.  The focus of the safety enhancements include issues such as loss of control… Read more »

Source: USHST, 04-Sep-19

MD Helicopters Awarded $50.4 million contract

MD Helicopters Awarded $50.4 million contract

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced that the company has been awarded a $50.4 million Firm Fixed Price contract modification for logistics support of the MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopter fleet currently in service with the Afghan Air Force (AAF). MD Helicopters has provided comprehensive contractor logistics support (CLS) services to the Afghan Air Force since… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 04-Sep-19

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Airbus Helicopters and Elbe Flugzeugwerke take on maintenance activities

Airbus Helicopters and Elbe Flugzeugwerke take on maintenance activities

Airbus Helicopters as prime contractor will work together with Dresden-based Elbe Flugzeugwerke to maintain the German Armed Forces’ (Bundeswehr’s) NH90 fleet. Airbus and the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) signed the corresponding 10-year support contract on Wednesday. The services to be rendered at a package price under this contract… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Sep-19

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Russian Helicopters and Novikombank sign agreements

Russian Helicopters and Novikombank sign agreements

During the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019, Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) and Novikombank signed an agreement on financing Russian helicopter factories Progress Arsenyev Aviation Company (Progress AAC) named after Nikolai Sazykin and Rostvertol. The relevant agreements were signed by Chairperson of the Management Board of Novikombank Elena Georgieva and… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 02-Sep-19

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VR-Technologies and KrasAeroScan signed a cooperation agreement

VR-Technologies and KrasAeroScan signed a cooperation agreement

During the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019, VR-Technologies — innovation design office of the Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) — signed a cooperation agreement for development and serial production of VRT30 unmanned aerial system (UAS) with KrasAeroScan. The subject of the agreement is the establishment of partnership and efficient and… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 02-Sep-19

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Coulson Aviation win Amazon firefighting contract

Coulson Aviation win Amazon firefighting contract

Coulson Aviation USA, a member of the Coulson Group of Companies, and the Ministry of Defence, Bolivia, have secured a deal in which Coulson Aviation will be sending three Type 1 helicopters to help and support the firefighting efforts in the Amazon. “We are honored that the Bolivian Government had chosen to work with Coulson… Read more »

Source: Coulson Aviation, 02-Sep-19

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Wyoming Department of Health seeks to control air ambulance services

Wyoming Department of Health seeks to control air ambulance services

Residents are invited by the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) to offer their continued thoughts, ideas and perspectives on a proposed Medicaid waiver plan for Wyoming air ambulance services during upcoming public meetings or online. Added public meetings are planned in Torrington on September 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Goshen County… Read more »

Source: Wyoming Department of Health, 02-Sep-19

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Universal Avionics appoints Director of Strategic Business Development

Universal Avionics appoints Director of Strategic Business Development

Marc Bouliane, Vice President of Strategic Business Development for Universal Avionics (UA), announces that Mr. John Benoit has been appointed to the position of Director of Strategic Business Development. John joins Marc Bouliane and Robert Randall in the Strategic Business Development team and will lead market development activities with OEMs (airframes and avionics), contribute to… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 02-Sep-19

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First UK pilots complete training with Rotary Wing MFTS

First UK pilots complete training with Rotary Wing MFTS

ON 23 August 2019, a total of 22 tri-Service aircrew graduated from the Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) at RAF Shawbury. The parade celebrated both the graduation of the first 13 pilots to complete their training within the Rotary Wing UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) as well as the graduation of 9 helicopter Rearcrew…. Read more »

Source: Royal Air Force, 02-Sep-19

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Airbus offers Australia cost-effective Tiger for operations beyond 2040

Airbus offers Australia cost-effective Tiger for operations beyond 2040

Airbus Helicopters is offering a cost-effective approach for taking the Tiger platform beyond 2040, in response to the Commonwealth of Australia’s (CoA) Request for Information (RFI) for the Project LAND4503 Armed Reconnaissance Capability. The RFI seeks solutions for the army’s future armed reconnaissance helicopter needs. Airbus is the manufacturer of the tandem seat Tiger helicopters… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Sep-19

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New Director of Operations at HAL

New Director of Operations at HAL

Mr M.S Velpari, has taken the charge as Director (Operations)-HAL from Mr Sunil Kumar who superannuated on July 31, 2019.  Earlier, he was holding the post of Chief of Project (LCA Tejas) at LCA-Tejas Division. Mr Velpari holds a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai and did his Masters from… Read more »

Source: HAL, 02-Sep-19

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DRF Luftrettung calls for improvement in emergency planning

DRF Luftrettung calls for improvement in emergency planning

At their nationwide stations, the red and white helicopters were alerted in the first half of 2019 over 3,050 times due to strokes, acute cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and severe injuries. In these operations, every minute counts for the patients. Their chance of survival and recovery can be improved from the point of view of… Read more »

02-Sep-19

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Rostec to supply seven Ansat helicopters to the Far North

Rostec to supply seven Ansat helicopters to the Far North

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) and Polar Airlines concluded a contract for supplying seven modernized Ansat helicopters starting from 2021. The helicopters will be adapted for operation in the Far North conditions. During the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019 held in Zhukovsky, on August 29 the parties discussed the results… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 02-Sep-19

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Mil Moscow and UTair-Engineering sign agreement for upgrading Mi-8/17

Mil Moscow and UTair-Engineering sign agreement for upgrading Mi-8/17

During the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019, Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant of Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) and UTair-Engineering signed a cooperation agreement to develop modified versions of Mi-8/17 helicopters and maintain airworthiness. The agreement gives UTair-Engineering an opportunity to independently carry out all the work related to upgrading helicopters… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 30-Aug-19

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Rostec signed agreement to supply VRT500 to Malaysia

Rostec signed agreement to supply VRT500 to Malaysia

During the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019, VR-Technologies — innovation design office of the Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) — signed dealership agreements on promotion and sales of the light multipurpose helicopter VRT500 with a Malaysian company Ludev Aviation. It is planned to start the supplies in 2023. The Malaysian… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 30-Aug-19

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Russian Helicopters and Gazprombank sign contract to supply 10 Mi-8AMT

Russian Helicopters and Gazprombank sign contract to supply 10 Mi-8AMT

During the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2019, Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation), Gazprombank Leasing and Norilsk Avia (part of Norilsk Nickel group) signed a contract to supply 10 multipurpose Mi-8AMT helicopters. The helicopters are to be built at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, which is part of Russian Helicopters Holding Company…. Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 30-Aug-19

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Life Flight Network Earns HAI Safety Accreditation Standard

Life Flight Network Earns HAI Safety Accreditation Standard

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Life Flight Network of Aurora, OR, completed HAI’s Accreditation Program of Safety (HAI-APS). The HAIAPS was developed to help participating businesses fly to a higher standard of safety and professionalism, improve safety cultures, and reduce losses that result from avoidable accidents and incidents. “In completing the HAI-APS… Read more »

Source: HAI, 29-Aug-19

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Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Fleet Surpasses 20,000 Flight Hour

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Fleet Surpasses 20,000 Flight Hour

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X has surpassed more than 20,000 flight hours. Bell has delivered 200 aircraft to customers operating the aircraft spanning six continents. Since the first delivery in 2017, the global fleet has logged more than 20,000 hours, marking one of Bell’s fastest… Read more »

Source: Bell, 29-Aug-19

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Rusada appoints Chief Technology Officer

Rusada appoints Chief Technology Officer

Rusada, the global aviation software provider, has today announced the appointment of Neil Andrews as Chief Technology Officer. During his 30+ years in software development Andrews has worked for the likes of Open GI, Experian and most recently SSP, where he held the position of Head of Delivery for their Pure Broker and Sector product… Read more »

Source: Rusada, 29-Aug-19

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Ka-62 to debut in the flight program of the MAKS-2019

Ka-62 to debut in the flight program of the MAKS-2019

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) presented a prototype of its latest Ka-62 multi-purpose helicopter for the first time at the international aerospace show MAKS-2019. The machine is showcased at the static exposition and takes part in the flight program of the air show. The Ka-62 will be involved in the fly-by… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 29-Aug-19

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NHV Awarded Offshore Contract by Petrofac

NHV Awarded Offshore Contract by Petrofac

The NHV Group today announced a new long-term contract to provide helicopter services for Petrofac. Initially, under the new four year agreement, four crew change flights per week will depart from NHV’s base in Aberdeen to the FPF1 floating production facility using H175 helicopters. The state-of-the-art H175 aircraft, an Airbus Helicopter’s Super Medium type is… Read more »

Source: NHV, 29-Aug-19

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Mi-38 was issued a certificate for its highly comfortable cabin

Mi-38 was issued a certificate for its highly comfortable cabin

The Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) has certified the civilian Mi-38 helicopter with a highly comfortable cabin. The fact that the main change to the certificate for the machine of this type was approved gives Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) new opportunities in terms of Mi-38 promotion on the Russian market… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 29-Aug-19

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Rostec and NAMI presented Ansat Aurus at MAKS-2019

Rostec and NAMI presented Ansat Aurus at MAKS-2019

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) presented the Ansat helicopter with a highly comfortable cabin in Aurus brand style for the first time at the MAKS 2019 International aviation and space salon. The cabin has been designed by specialists of Russian Helicopters and NAMI (Central Scientific Research Automobile and Automotive Engines Institute)…. Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 29-Aug-19

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Apollo and Athene to Acquire PK AirFinance From GECAS

Apollo and Athene to Acquire PK AirFinance From GECAS

Apollo Global Management, LLC (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, “Apollo”) (NYSE: APO); Athene Holding Ltd. (NYSE: ATH); and GE Capital, the financial services arm of GE (NYSE: GE), today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Apollo and Athene to purchase PK AirFinance, an aviation lending business, from GE Capital’s Aviation Services… Read more »

Source: Apollo Global Management, 29-Aug-19

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Aeromega closes Cambridge base – with no alternative to go to

Aeromega closes Cambridge base – with no alternative to go to

It is with great regret that Aeromega Helicopters have to announce we will cease operating from our existing Cambridge offices on 31st October 2019. Despite being a profitable, safe and professional training school for the last twenty two years at Cambridge, we have fallen victim to the greed of developers and are being forced out… Read more »

Source: Aeromega, 28-Aug-19

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Heli-One Welcomes new member to the Sales & BD Team

Heli-One Welcomes new member to the Sales & BD Team

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has announced that Jens Morten Mørland has joined the Sales and Business Development team. He is based at the Norwegian Stavanger facility and will work with existing customers and grow business development opportunities in Europe and Asia. Mørland has been at Heli-One since… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 28-Aug-19

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Teamsters & Sikorsky Announce Registered Aircraft Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship

Teamsters & Sikorsky Announce Registered Aircraft Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship

At the closing ceremony for the Teamsters/Sikorsky Career Pathways Program, Teamsters Local 1150 in partnership with Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), Connecticut State Department of Education and Connecticut Department of Labor, announced the program’s newly registered Aircraft Manufacturing pre-apprenticeship. “The transition to a certified pre-apprenticeship is the next logical step for our program,”… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 28-Aug-19

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AE Industrial Partners Completes Its Acquisition of Columbia Helicopters

AE Industrial Partners Completes Its Acquisition of Columbia Helicopters

AE Industrial Partners, LP (“AEI”), a private equity firm specializing in Aerospace, Defense & Government Services, Power Generation, and Specialty Industrial markets, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Columbia Helicopters (“Columbia” or the “Company”). Terms of the transaction, announced on July 18, 2019, were not disclosed. Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal advisor,… Read more »

Source: SKYTRAC, 28-Aug-19

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Robinson Offers NEW R66 Slimline Auxiliary Fuel Tank

Robinson Offers NEW R66 Slimline Auxiliary Fuel Tank

The FAA certified Robinson Helicopter’s Slimline Auxiliary Fuel Tank for its R66 Turbine helicopter. The tank holds 23.2 gallons (88 liters), roughly half the fuel of the company’s larger auxiliary fuel tank, adds approximately 1 hour to helicopter endurance, and extends its range by as much as 100 nautical miles (115 statute miles). It mounts… Read more »

Source: Robinson, 28-Aug-19

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Russian Helicopters to present 3 civilian novelties at MAKS-2019

Russian Helicopters to present 3 civilian novelties at MAKS-2019

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) will present as many as three new civilian products at the MAKS 2019 International aviation and space salon. The medium-sized multi-purpose Ka-62, the first serial Mi-38 helicopter, and a light-weight Ansat, whose VIP cabin is designed in the Aurus brand style,  will be presented at the… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 28-Aug-19

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Russian Helicopters delivers 3 Ka-32 to Turkey

Russian Helicopters delivers 3 Ka-32 to Turkey

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has delivered three Ka-32A11BC multipurpose helicopters to Turkey. The aircraft will be used for firefighting. They are equipped with various fire extinguishing systems, including the ability to carry an external water bucket as well as a horizontal firefighting system for knocking down fires in high rise… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 27-Aug-19

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Volocopter reveals design for new Urban Air Mobility aircraft

Volocopter reveals design for new Urban Air Mobility aircraft

Volocopter, the pioneer in Urban Air Mobility, presented the design for its newest air taxi model: VoloCity. This will be the fourth-generation electrical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) by the German Urban Air Mobility developer. The VoloCity has been designed to meet the safety standards specified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (SC-VTOL category enhanced)… Read more »

Source: Volocopter, 27-Aug-19

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Helijet Completes Going Private Transaction

Helijet Completes Going Private Transaction

Helijet International Inc. (TSX-V: HJI) (“Helijet” or the “Corporation”) announces the completion of its previously announced going private transaction pursuant to which Daniel Sitnam, the Corporation’s President and CEO (the “Purchaser“), acquired all of the outstanding common shares of the Corporation, other than the shares held by insiders and their extended family and one other… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 27-Aug-19

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Bell Autonomous Pod Transport 70 Achieves First Autonomous Flight

Bell Autonomous Pod Transport 70 Achieves First Autonomous Flight

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the successful first autonomous flight of the Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) 70 at their testing site near Fort Worth. Bell plans to  continue to test the vehicle under an experimental type certificate throughout the remainder of the year. “We are excited to reach this milestone, and… Read more »

Source: Bell, 27-Aug-19

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New US Army PIF division chief focuses on modernization

New US Army PIF division chief focuses on modernization

The U.S Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center Engineering Directorate Prototype Integration Facility announced a new division chief. Miranda Oden was named the new CCDC Aviation & Missile Center PIF division chief in July. She takes over for Danny Featherston, who retired from government service in April after 15 years leading the… Read more »

Source: US Army, 26-Aug-19

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HAI retains headhunter to find next CEO

HAI retains headhunter to find next CEO

Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces that it is seeking highly qualified individuals to apply for the position of president and CEO of the member-based organization. Current President and CEO Matthew Zuccaro announced his retirement earlier this summer, effective in June 2020. HAI has retained the executive search firm Heidrick and Struggles to assist with the… Read more »

Source: HAI, 26-Aug-19

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HeliValue$ launches online HeliCalc valuation tool

HeliValue$ launches online HeliCalc valuation tool

HeliCalc™ is the newest addition to the tools and resources offered by HeliValue$. Developed to give our customers with a strong background in helicopter operations, 24 hours 7 days a week access to values specific to their helicopter. HeliCalc™ provides a comprehensive evaluation based on your helicopters actual component status and installed equipment. This tool is… Read more »

26-Aug-19

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Leonardo and Team Cormorant welcome the Canada’s continued commitment

Leonardo welcomes the continued commitment made by Canada’s Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, to modernize and expand Canada’s primary rotary search and rescue helicopter fleet through the Cormorant MidLife Upgrade (CMLU) program. Yesterday’s announcement marks a major step forward ahead of program finalization. To date, the AW101/CH-149 “Cormorant” has enabled the… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 26-Aug-19

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“Before your flight” example of Airbus proactive support of global safety initiatives

“Before your flight”  example of Airbus proactive support of global safety initiatives

The new pre-flight risk-assessment app called “Before your flight” went live in July to aid operators in making informed decisions prior to a flight. It is an example of Airbus Helicopters proactive support of global safety initiatives. “Before your flight” is available in nine languages: French, English, German, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 23-Aug-19

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US Allied Forces Kick-off EOD Exercise HYDRACRAB

US Allied Forces Kick-off EOD Exercise HYDRACRAB

Expeditionary forces from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States conducted the opening ceremony for Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) training exercise HYDRACRAB, Aug. 19. HYDRACRAB is quadrilateral exercise conducted by more than 100 Sailors from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and U.S. Naval forces. The purpose of this exercise is to prepare the participating EOD… Read more »

Source: US Allied Forces, 23-Aug-19

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HAI Applauds Utah Rotor Pathway Program Rollout

HAI Applauds Utah Rotor Pathway Program Rollout

Helicopter Association International (HAI) applauds Utah Governor Gary Herbert on his administration’s official rollout of the Utah Rotor Pathway Program. The program provides rotorspecific aviation classes to high school students by teaming up with industry, high schools, post-secondary schools and other stakeholders. “The rollout of the Utah Rotor Pathway Program is a testament to Lt…. Read more »

Source: HAI, 23-Aug-19

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Russia in the lead at the 3rd stage of the Helicopter World Cup

Russia in the lead at the 3rd stage of the Helicopter World Cup

In the third stage of the 2019 Helicopter World Cup held in Belarus last week, the formidable Russian duo of Elena Prokofyeva and Diana Riiazova remained overall leaders in the General Class, despite having been knocked off the top spots during the actual competition. Last year’s winners, the equally impressive Russian Masters Class crew of Yury… Read more »

Source: FAI, 23-Aug-19

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Airbus delivers H145 to New Zealand EMS

Airbus delivers H145 to New Zealand EMS

Airbus has delivered two H145 helicopters to the New Zealand Helicopter Emergency Medical Services at a ceremony at the GCH Aviation Group headquarters. Airbus Australia Pacific Managing Director Andrew Mathewson said these were the first two H145 helicopters in emergency medical services (EMS) configuration in the New Zealand market. “I’m proud that Airbus’ helicopters are… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 23-Aug-19

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Omni reaches over 100,000 hours flown in AW139 aircraft

Omni reaches over 100,000 hours flown in AW139 aircraft

Omni recently exceeded 100,000 hours flown in AW139 aircraft, a milestone in the company’s history. This helicopter model represents the ultimate in the offshore market, featuring low vibration and noise levels, integrated instruments that enable highly safe flights and the ability to comfortably carry 12 passengers with excellent safety standards. Omni entered the first AW139… Read more »

Source: Omni Táxi Aéreo, 23-Aug-19

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Bavaria’s air rescue is considered a leader

Bavaria’s air rescue is considered a leader

Bavaria’s Minister of the Interior Herrmann presents the mission statement for 2018 and emphasizes the great importance of air rescue for emergency rescue and intensive transport in the Free State – especially at night. As Europe-wide expert in night-time rescue operations and operator of the three night flight stations in Bavaria, the DRF Luftrettung provides insights… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 23-Aug-19

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Sikorsky S-92A™ Helicopter Certified For Expanded Brazil Operations

Sikorsky S-92A™ Helicopter Certified For Expanded Brazil Operations

Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency-Brazil (ANAC) approved the Search and Rescue (SAR) configuration for the Sikorsky S-92A™ helicopter. The certification now enables the operation of S-92® helicopters in Brazil in all production configurations, including offshore oil and gas transportation, search and rescue, as well as regional airline passenger service and VIP transportation. Sikorsky is a… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 23-Aug-19

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Helibras and Airbus bring luxury and power to LABACE 2019

Helibras and Airbus bring luxury and power to LABACE 2019

Helibras, a subsidiary of Airbus and the only manufacturer of turbine helicopters in Latin America, will once again be one of the highlights of Labace (Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition). business aviation business in Latin America. Company booth # 6009 will feature the ACH145 Line, the world’s first-selling booth, as well as the… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 23-Aug-19

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Kopter participates in Zigermeet 2019

Kopter participates in Zigermeet 2019

Mollis being the home of Kopter, the company is very proud to support the organization of this unique event, during which all types of aircraft perform one after the other breathtaking in-flight demonstrations. On this occasion, Kopter is showcasing its SH09 prototype #2 (P2) on the static display, allowing visitors to come closer to the… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 22-Aug-19

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CHC Safety and Quality Summit Announces Scholarship Program for Female Aviators for 2020

CHC Safety and Quality Summit Announces Scholarship Program for Female Aviators for 2020

CHC Group announced that they will provide a scholarship to a deserving member of Whirly-Girls International for the 2020 CHC Safety and Quality Summit. One recipient from the organization will join more than 500 professionals at one of the aviation industry’s premiere safety events. “The annual CHC Safety Summit is an influential event for our… Read more »

Source: CHC, 22-Aug-19

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Omni Táxi Aéreo awarded for most distant Offshore flight ever made in Brazil

Omni Táxi Aéreo awarded for most distant Offshore flight ever made in Brazil

During the Labace event, which occurred from August 13th to 15th, Omni was awarded by Leonardo Helicopters, one of the world’s leading helicopter manufacturers, for the historic performance of the most distant flight ever made from the Brazilian coast. This flight was performed by a Leonardo Helicopters aircraft, model AW189 (using a belly tank), to… Read more »

Source: Omni Táxi Aéreo, 22-Aug-19

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London Air Ambulance appeal receives £2million boost

London Air Ambulance appeal receives £2million boost

London’s Air Ambulance Charity has announced it has received £250k from the HELP Appeal, the only charity in the country dedicated to funding hospital and air ambulance helipads, and £1.4million from the Department of Health and Social Care towards much needed redevelopment of its helipad base. A fundraising appeal was launched at the start of… Read more »

Source: London’s Air Ambulance, 22-Aug-19

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Garmin® to certify GFC 600H on the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

Garmin® to certify GFC 600H on the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced it will certify the GFC™ 600H flight control system for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter. The attitude-based (AHRS-derived) flight control system boasts a number of helicopter-tailored features, including attitude hold, Garmin Helicopter Electronic Stability and Protection (H-ESP™), dedicated return-to-level (LVL) mode, hover… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 22-Aug-19

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Airbus Helicopters Delivers 200th UH-72A Lakota

Airbus Helicopters Delivers 200th UH-72A Lakota

Airbus delivered the 200th UH-72A Lakota for training operations with the Army Aviation Center of Excellence in Fort Rucker, Ala. The aircraft represents the company’s 440th Lakota delivery since the program began in 2006, sustaining one of the Department of Defense’s only on-time, on-cost and on-quality Acquisition Category 1 (ACAT 1) programs over the last… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-Aug-19

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ARCH Air Medical’s 40th Year of Dedication to the St. Louis Area

ARCH Air Medical’s 40th Year of Dedication to the St. Louis Area

ARCH Air Medical Service, a division of Air Methods, will celebrate its 40th anniversary this week in St. Louis with current and past crew members present. The event, which will occur on Wednesday, Aug. 21 starting at 10:30 a.m. will be held at 2207 Scott Avenue in St. Louis. Crews and aircraft from all of… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 22-Aug-19

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VFS announces Student Design Winners

VFS announces Student Design Winners

 The Vertical Flight Society announces the winners of the 36th Annual Student Design Competition: the University of Maryland took top honors in the graduate category, while the collaborative team from University of Maryland and Universidad de Carlos III took first place in the undergraduate category. Airbus was this year’s sponsor of the competition this year with a total of… Read more »

Source: VFS, 22-Aug-19

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Online bookings open for new Isles of Scilly AW139 service

Online bookings open for new Isles of Scilly AW139 service

Prepare for take-off!  Penzance Helicopters today (20th August 2019) reveal that advance bookings for the new 2020 Isles of Scilly helicopter service is now available online at www.penzancehelicopters.co.uk The new operation takes off from 17th March 2020 and will be the only scheduled helicopter service for the Isles of Scilly, flying direct to both Tresco and St Mary’s… Read more »

Source: Penzance Helicopters, 20-Aug-19

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Countdown to WAI Girls in Aviation Day Underway

Countdown to WAI Girls in Aviation Day Underway

Women in Aviation International’s network of corporate members, partners and more than 130 chapters, are making their plans for individual events for Girls in Aviation Day 2019. Girls in Aviation Day is truly a worldwide event with activities planned by WAI chapters from Australia to the Netherlands, from India to Botswana. Dozens of Girls in… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation International, 20-Aug-19

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S.A.F.E. Successfully Completes STAGE 2 ISO 9001:2015 Audit

S.A.F.E. Successfully Completes STAGE 2 ISO 9001:2015 Audit

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of ergonomic safety-first aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment and specialty tooling, has announced the successful completion of the STAGE 2 ISO 9001:2015 Audit. With Stage 1 of the ISO 9001:2015 audit completed, S.A.F.E.’s focus was to continue… Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, 20-Aug-19

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NEXA Advisors Completes Landmark Urban Air Mobility Study

NEXA Advisors Completes Landmark Urban Air Mobility Study

NEXA Advisors and the Vertical Flight Society (VFS) announce the completion of a comprehensive year-long study, Urban Air Mobility—Economics and Global Markets. The groundbreaking NEXA report, undertaken in a partnership with VFS, contains forecasts for 74 metropolitan areas over the period of 2020 – 2040. The online databases include thousands of geocoded data features and… Read more »

Source: Vertical Flight Society, 20-Aug-19

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Leonardo delivers AW119Kx VIP to customer in Chile

Leonardo delivers AW119Kx VIP to customer in Chile

Leonardo announces the delivery of one AW119Kx VIP helicopter with a 24,000 ft. altitude kit to an undisclosed private customer in Chile. The unique altitude kit provides outstanding performance in the region’s tall Andes mountain peaks. This latest handover adds to over 20 helicopters already in service in the country including the AW119, AW109, AW139… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 20-Aug-19

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Bell 407GXi earns IFR certification

Bell 407GXi earns IFR certification

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Bell 407GXi. The certification is a requirement for the Navy Advanced Helicopter Training System competition, enabling the Bell 407GXi to replace the Bell TH-57 Sea Ranger as the… Read more »

Source: Bell, 20-Aug-19

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Babcock confirmed contracts for North Sea operations

Babcock confirmed contracts for North Sea operations

Babcock Offshore has confirmed two new contracts for helicopter crew change operations out of their Aberdeen base. The work will see Babcock continue and expand aviation support operations with Oil and Gas operators Total and CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited. Total selected a bid from Babcock to continue operations with… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 19-Aug-19

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Dickson sworn in as new FAA Administrator

Dickson sworn in as new FAA Administrator

Stephen M. Dickson was sworn in today by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao as the 18th Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). An aviation industry professional with nearly 40 years of experience, Dickson is widely respected and assumes the role of Administrator of the agency during a critical moment for aviation safety. Recognizing… Read more »

Source: FAA, 16-Aug-19

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Bell Announces 200th Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Delivery

Bell Announces 200th Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Delivery

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the delivery of the 200th Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Austria-based operator Hubi-fly Helikopter GmbH. The aircraft will be used for corporate transport.    The first delivery of the Bell 505 occurred in March 2017 to Pylon Aviation. The global fleet of 200 aircraft are flying… Read more »

Source: Bell, 16-Aug-19

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Pratt & Whitney to Open New Engine Overhaul Centre in Brazil

Pratt & Whitney to Open New Engine Overhaul Centre in Brazil

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), is pleased to announce that it is collaborating with Indύstria de Aviação e Serviços (IAS) to open a new overhaul facility in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, for PT6A and PW200 engines. “With the opening of the new facility in Belo Horizonte, our customers can benefit… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney, 16-Aug-19

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Life Flight Network Achieves NAAMTA Medical Transport Accreditation

Life Flight Network Achieves NAAMTA Medical Transport Accreditation

Life Flight Network, the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States, has been awarded accreditation renewal by the National Accreditation Alliance of Medical Transport Applications (NAAMTA) for its ground, fixed-wing, and rotor-wing medical transport services. As part of the accreditation process, NAAMTA conducted a comprehensive evaluation of Life Flight Network’s policies and… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 15-Aug-19

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WAI Receives Grant from the ISTAT Foundation

WAI Receives Grant from the ISTAT Foundation

Women in Aviation International received a $15,000 grant from the International Society of Transport Aircraft Training (ISTAT) Foundation, which funds educational programs that advance commercial aviation. This is the fifth year that WAI has received an ISTAT Foundation grant. As in past years, this grant will be used to expand the distribution of Aviation for… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation, 15-Aug-19

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Cornwall Air Ambulance appoints first Vice President

Cornwall Air Ambulance appoints first Vice President

Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust has appointed its first ever Vice President. Dr Ed Abrahamson will take on the honorary position, which is offered to the charity’s most committed and influential supporters. One of the country’s leading Consultant Paediatricians, Dr Ed divides his time between Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and his private clinic at BUPA Cromwell… Read more »

Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance, 15-Aug-19

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Kopter enters the Brazilian market

Kopter enters the Brazilian market

Kopter Group (Kopter) is starting the active promotion in Brazil of its SH09, the next generation single engine helicopter, with the appointment of Gualter Helicopteros as sales representative & distributor. The partnership between the two companies was signed on the first day of the LABACE 2019 exhibition, which is taking place in Sao Paolo from… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 15-Aug-19

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