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HeliOffshore conference renews commitment to invest in safety

Stakeholders from across the offshore helicopter industry have agreed key next steps to achieve safety excellence in those areas that matter most to saving lives. At the 2019 conference of international safety association HeliOffshore, almost 200 leaders from member companies forged new plans to ensure that the right resources are in place to deliver lasting… Read more »

08-May-19

Turkish Aerospace to exhibit at IDEF 2019

Turkish Aerospace to exhibit at IDEF 2019

Turkish Aerospace will exhibit ANKA-AKSUNGUR and Multirole Heavy Combat Helicopter for the first time at International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF) 2019 between April 30 and May 3. Turkish Aerospace, which extended its product range and made a great impression in the international market, especially in Asian countries, will take a part in IDEF’19 with ANKA-AKSUNGUR,… Read more »

Source: Turkish Aerospace, 08-May-19

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Ansat maintenance center to open in Guadalajara in 2020

Ansat maintenance center to open in Guadalajara in 2020

The Mexican company Craft Avia Center in cooperation with the Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) is planning to open a technical maintenance center for Ansat type civilian helicopters in the city of Guadalajara. “The creation of a maintenance center for Ansat type helicopters in the Mexican city of Guadalajara is in… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 08-May-19

Maverick Helicopters wins 10th award from SNHCA

Maverick Helicopters wins 10th award from SNHCA

Maverick Helicopters was honored during the Top Honors Awards Gala on Sunday, April 28 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. The SNHCA is an association of professional hotel concierges dedicated to providing the highest level of service possible in Las Vegas. As true ambassadors of the city, the group annually evaluates local tourism… Read more »

Source: Maverick Helicopters, 08-May-19

CHC North Sea pilots vote to strike

CHC North Sea pilots vote to strike

North Sea helicopter pilots have voted to strike after negotiations between their employer, CHC, and Balpa, the pilots union. The decision to strike came from a ballot where 94% voted for strike action. They are legally allowed to take industrial action in the following bases; Sumburgh, Norwich, Aberdeen and Humberside. CHC has commented that they… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-May-19

Czech Republic – UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters

Czech Republic – UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Czech Republic of twelve UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $800 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Czech Republic has requested… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 07-May-19

Czech Republic – AH-1Z Attack Helicopters

Czech Republic – AH-1Z Attack Helicopters

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Czech Republic of four AH-1Z attack helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $205 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Czech Republic has requested to… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 07-May-19

Jumla district to have 60 number of helipads

Jumla district to have 60 number of helipads

The helipad construction process has been started in every area of the ward at Jumla district. Devendra Prasad Shrestha, Assistant Chief District Officer stated that Local level is being coordinated for helipad construction. He said that among the construction of helipads at 60 wards, 7 VDCs and 1 municiplaity site has been initiated. Assistant Chief… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 06-May-19

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Air Methods closes two bases in Kentucky

Air Methods closes two bases in Kentucky

Air Methods has had to close two of their LifeNet bases in Kentucky. The bases, one in London and one in Lebanon, had a total of 23 employees between them. Doug Flanders, Air Methods spokesman has said that many of those 23 have applied for other jobs within the company at other bases. Air Methods… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-May-19

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VMM-268 completes trans-Pacific flight with four MV-22B Ospreys

VMM-268 completes trans-Pacific flight with four MV-22B Ospreys

Four MV-22B Ospreys from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 268 successfully completed a trans-Pacific flight from Okinawa, Japan to Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, on May 2, 2019. This has become a recurring milestone flight that the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing and VMM-268 have successfully completed. This flight comes at the completion of exercise Balikatan,… Read more »

06-May-19

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HeliStream signs up for Rusada’s ENVISION

HeliStream signs up for Rusada’s ENVISION

HeliStream, the US flight training specialist, has selected Rusada’s ENVISION as their MRO and Flight Operations software. From its base in Costa Mesa, California, HeliStream offers world-class flight training as well as a range of other services including utility/aerial crane, firefighting, charters and photography. To do this, the operator utilizes a fleet of 25 helicopters… Read more »

Source: HeliStream, 06-May-19

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Air Methods Announces In-Network Agreement

Air Methods Announces In-Network Agreement

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, today announced that it has expanded its partnership with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and will now be part of the plans’ in-network health coverage benefits in six additional states across the country. As part of the agreement, Anthem-affiliated health plan members in California, Georgia, Nevada,… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 06-May-19

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CHC Announces New Contract with Capricorn Norge

CHC Announces New Contract with Capricorn Norge

CHC Group has been awarded a contract from Capricorn Norge AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cairn Energy PLC, to provide helicopter services in support of their forthcoming drilling program at the Lynghaug (PL758) and Godalen (PL842) prospects in the Norwegian Sea. “We are excited to support Capricorn’s first drilling operation on the Norwegian Continental… Read more »

Source: CHC, 06-May-19

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STARS receive $1 million gift

STARS receive $1 million gift

Carrying on a tradition that dates back to the Firm’s founding in 1857, James Richardson & Sons, Limited and Affiliated Companies is providing support to the communities it serves with a major gift to STARS air ambulance. Richardson company representatives gathered today in Winnipeg, where the organization’s head office is located, to announce a $1 million contribution… Read more »

Source: STARS, 06-May-19

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Kaman Awarded Contract to Reactivate USMC K-MAX®

Kaman Awarded Contract to Reactivate USMC K-MAX®

Kaman Aerospace, the Aerospace segment of Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN), announced that it has been awarded a contract to return two United States Marine Corps (USMC) K-MAX® aircraft to flight operations. Kaman Aerospace will transport the two helicopters from Yuma, Arizona, where they are currently located, to Bloomfield, Connecticut, where they will be reactivated to… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 06-May-19

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RUAG successfully completes the first NH90 inspection

RUAG successfully completes the first NH90 inspection

“Our helicopter specialists prove many years of experience in the maintenance of military helicopters. This successful NH90 inspection confirms our ability to apply our experience to include the Bundeswehr’s most advanced helicopter type as well,” explains Volker Wallrodt, Senior Vice President Business Jets, Dornier 228, Military, RUAG MRO International. “The Bundeswehr is our long-standing customer… Read more »

Source: RUAG, 06-May-19

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Northstar Aerospace Announces the Appointment of Chief Executive Officer

Northstar Aerospace Announces the Appointment of Chief Executive Officer

Northstar Aerospace, Inc. (“Northstar”), a portfolio company of Wynnchurch Capital, LLC (“Wynnchurch”), announced that it has appointed Scott Burdick as Chief Executive Officer, and that Dave McConnaughey will be retiring and transitioning to a board role. “We are extremely appreciative of Dave’s service to the Company. While we are proud of what we accomplished, we… Read more »

Source: Northstar Aerospace, 06-May-19

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HAI Partners with Unmanned Safety Institute to Offer Training

HAI Partners with Unmanned Safety Institute to Offer Training

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), the industry leader in remote pilot safety education, training, and certification, today announced a partnership with Helicopter Association International (HAI) to provide unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) training to HAI members around the world. Through this partnership, HAI members will receive a 15 percent discount on their courses when accessed through… Read more »

Source: HAI, 06-May-19

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ARSA Engages FTC on Maintenance Manual Availability

ARSA Engages FTC on Maintenance Manual Availability

The FAA’s inconsistent enforcement of maintenance manual threatens competition in the aviation aftermarket, ARSA told the Federal Trade Commission in a letter submitted April 29. ARSA’s submission was made in conjunction with the FTC’s Nixing the Fix initiative, the centerpiece of which is a July 16 meeting to examine ways in which manufacturers in various… Read more »

Source: ARSA, 06-May-19

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CHC Group Announces New Regional Director for Latin America

CHC Group Announces New Regional Director for Latin America

CHC Group today announced that Marcelo Luiz da Silva Soares, Regional Director for Latin America (LAM), has chosen to retire from his position. As a result, Carlos Madaleno, current Sales Director for LAM, will assume the role of regional director on May 1, 2019. Soares joined CHC in his role in 2016 and has enjoyed… Read more »

Source: CHC, 06-May-19

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Era Group Announces Q1 2019 Earnings Release Call

Era Group Announces Q1 2019 Earnings Release Call

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA), one of the largest helicopter operators in the world, announced it will release financial results for its first quarter 2019 after the market closes on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.  In connection with the release, Era has scheduled a conference call for Wednesday, May 8, 2019, to begin at 10:00 a.m…. Read more »

Source: Era Group, 06-May-19

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RAF Odiham choose Peli

RAF Odiham choose Peli

Peli UK foam specialists have designed a bespoke packaging solution for a Chinook Helicopter torque maintenance kit which is now in service at RAF Odiham. The kit had previously been housed in a special to type container. This had a high centre of gravity causing them to topple over when handled. They were not man… Read more »

Source: Peli UK, 06-May-19

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Rotorcorp wins 2019 State and Regional Export Award

Rotorcorp wins 2019 State and Regional Export Award

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Region IV Administrator Ashley D. Bell today named Rotorcorp LLC as the 2019 SBA Exporter of the Year for the State of Georgia and the larger eight-state Southeast Region. “We are honored to highlight regional small business champions who are making significant changes by driving our economy and creating… Read more »

Source: Rotorcorp, 03-May-19

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Schiebel wins Norway’s tender for UAS deployment in the Arctic

Schiebel wins Norway’s tender for UAS deployment in the Arctic

Norway’s Andøya Test Center selected Schiebel’s marketleading CAMCOPTER® S-100 Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Air System (UAS) for extensive search and rescue trials as part of the Arctic 2030 project. The CAMCOPTER® S-100 was selected for its exemplary international reputation and its successful record of accomplishments in the maritime domain with customers all around… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 03-May-19

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Inverness Coast Guard base swaps S92s for AW189s

Inverness Coast Guard base swaps S92s for AW189s

INVERNESS’ HM Coastguard search and rescue (SAR) helicopter base has welcomed two Leonardo AW189 helicopters, serving the Highlands and Islands and further afield as part of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s airborne response. The aircraft replace two Sikorsky S92 helicopters, which have been in active service out of Inverness since 2015. Each £20 million AW189… Read more »

Source: Inverness Coast Guard, 03-May-19

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Life Link III Receives Full CAMTS Accreditation

Life Link III Receives Full CAMTS Accreditation

Life Link III is proud to announce that it has been awarded full accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) for both its rotor wing and fixed wing services. The CAMTS accreditation status is one of the most prestigious industry designations that may be achieved and extends across the entire Life… Read more »

Source: Life Link III, 03-May-19

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Helisota and ASA signs cooperation agreement

Helisota and ASA signs cooperation agreement

Helisota – an international provider of integrated maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), training services for rotorcraft aviation signs cooperation agreement with ASA – Airline Software Applications ApS regarding the promotion of IT solution for CAMOs and MROs. “We are happy to announce that ASA joins Helisota as a partner. ASA is the expert of world-wide… Read more »

Source: Helisota, 02-May-19

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STARS receives donation of $1 Million

STARS receives donation of $1 Million

Carrying on a tradition that dates back to the Firm’s founding in 1857, James Richardson & Sons, Limited and Affiliated Companies is providing support to the communities it serves with a major gift to STARS air ambulance. Richardson company representatives gathered today in Winnipeg, where the organization’s head office is located, to announce a $1… Read more »

Source: STARS, 02-May-19

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North Carolina State Highway Patrol unveils new Bell 407s

North Carolina State Highway Patrol unveils new Bell 407s

The State Highway Patrol unveiled the addition of two new Bell 407 helicopters today to assist in the Patrol’s lifesaving mission.  The event held at the SHP’s Aviation Unit hanger in Raleigh showcased the needed upgrade to the Patrol’s Aviation fleet before distinguished guest and media invitees.  Although these new helicopters are a part of… Read more »

Source: North Carolina Dept of Public Safety, 02-May-19

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Sonora Resort partners with 49 North Helicopters

Sonora Resort partners with 49 North Helicopters

British Columbia’s Sonora Resort, a Relais & Chateâux wilderness retreat located on the edge of the Great Bear Rainforest, is ready to welcome guests for its 17th season starting Wednesday, May 1, 2019. New initiatives this year include helicopter adventure touring deep in the remote wilderness and a sea lion viewing platform, and our sharp… Read more »

Source: 49 North Helicopters, 02-May-19

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Northstar Aerospace Announces the Appointment of Chief Executive Officer

Northstar Aerospace Announces the Appointment of Chief Executive Officer

Northstar Aerospace, Inc. (“Northstar”), a portfolio company of Wynnchurch Capital, LLC (“Wynnchurch”), announced that it has appointed Scott Burdick as Chief Executive Officer, and that Dave McConnaughey will be retiring and transitioning to a board role. “We are extremely appreciative of Dave’s service to the Company. While we are proud of what we accomplished, we… Read more »

Source: Northstar Aerospace, 02-May-19

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Raytheon Awarded $10M Contract for CH-53K Night Vision Kits

Raytheon Awarded $10M Contract for CH-53K Night Vision Kits

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is awarded $10,077,839 for firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order N6833519F2993 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0003). This order provides for eight CH-53K Helicopter Night Vision System AN/AAQ-44 Forward Looking Infrared kits, system development and demonstration ground and flight test support, parts obsolescence analysis, repair analysis, repair of repairables, system conversion,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-May-19

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New York State Police add another Huey

New York State Police add another Huey

The New York State Police have just received a Huey into their fleet. They received the helicopter through the federal surplus LESO program, reports WCAX. It is stationed at the Saranac Lake police aviation site.

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-May-19

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Three New Helicopter Missiles for Iran

Three New Helicopter Missiles for Iran

The Iranian Defence Ministry and Army Aviation has recently developed three new combat helicopter missiles. All three are still in testing phase. Named Heydar, Dehlaviyeh and Qamar-e Bani Hashem, each have a range of over 8km even though they are different types of missiles. Heydar is used for ground-based targets and is an air to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-May-19

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Airbus improves Dauphin and H155 landing gear control switch

Airbus improves Dauphin and H155 landing gear control switch

In the frame of the 2019 Top irritant resolution program for Dauphin aircraft (AS 365, AS 565 and EC 155), Airbus Helicopters proposes a new solution improving the reliability of the landing gear control switch. The improvement consists in installing a new micro switch, which is a result of a new method used to reduce… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-May-19

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Bell Boeing JPO Awarded $30M Contract for MV-22 Software Upgrades

Bell Boeing JPO Awarded $30M Contract for MV-22 Software Upgrades

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded $29,772,039 for cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to order N61340-18-F-0001 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-0002). This order provides software and hardware upgrades for 13 flight training devices to modernize critical system components in the MV-22 simulator to increase training fidelity for aircrew and maximize training capability…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Apr-19

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Boeing Awarded $39M Contract for AH-64 Support

Boeing Awarded $39M Contract for AH-64 Support

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $39,478,219 modification (PZ0017) to Foreign Military Sales (Saudi Arabia) contract W58RGZ-17-C-0031 for post-production system support, which includes integrated product support, of the AH-64 aircraft in support of the Saudi Arabia National Guard. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona; Hazelwood, Missouri; and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with an… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Apr-19

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AAI Corp. Awarded $20M Contract for JSECST for CV-22, UH-47 and UH-60

AAI Corp. Awarded $20M Contract for JSECST for CV-22, UH-47 and UH-60

AAI Corp., doing business as Textron Systems, Hunt Valley, Maryland, has been awarded a $19,592,850 firm-fixed-price non-commercial requirements contract for the Joint Service Electronic Combat Systems Tester (JSECST). This contract provides for the production of the base JSECST, the laboratory JSECST and retrofit kits used on many aircraft, such as F-15, F-16, A-10, CV-22, C-130,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Apr-19

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Boeing Awarded $172M Contract for AH-64E Support

Boeing Awarded $172M Contract for AH-64E Support

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $171,887,544 hybrid (cost, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and firm-fixed-price) contract for performance based logistics service in support of the AH-64E Apache attack helicopter fleet. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2020. Fiscal 2018… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Apr-19

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Pawan Hans unable to pay April salaries

Pawan Hans unable to pay April salaries

India’s largest helicopter operator, Pawan Hans, is in a financial crisis and unable to pay employee salaries for April. The company reportedly sent a circular sent to employees on Thursday saying that the company is facing “an uncomfortable financial position”. It is also the time of year that salary levels are historically reviewed, according to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Apr-19

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Bowmanville Hospital Gets Approval for Helipad Overhaul

Bowmanville Hospital Gets Approval for Helipad Overhaul

Bowmanville Hospital has not had a function helipad since their air ambulance service was suspended in September. This came after a landing caused damage and an injury. The wind from landing and taking off causes objects to blow around in the surrounding houses by the hospital helipad. Especially since Ornge has begun using larger helicopters…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Apr-19

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Devon Air Ambulance starts carrying freeze-dried plasma

Devon Air Ambulance starts carrying freeze-dried plasma

From this week, Devon Air Ambulance can provide its patients with an additional life-saving treatment. This wasn’t previously available in Devon until the patient arrives at a hospital’s Emergency Department; the administration of blood plasma. Nigel Hare, Operations Director for Devon Air Ambulance explains “In simple terms, blood is made up of red blood cells… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 30-Apr-19

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Anti-poaching with the H125

Anti-poaching with the H125

The statistics are dire. Less than 4,000 tigers are left in the wild. The western black rhino and northern white rhino are now extinct outside of protected reserves (1). These animals, and hundreds of other species, are victims of poaching – killed for their pelts, horns, tusks, shells, etc. – and sold around the world… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 30-Apr-19

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UMMC Baltimore makes first delivery of a transplant organ by drone

UMMC Baltimore makes first delivery of a transplant organ by drone

In a first-ever advancement in human medicine and aviation technology, a University of Maryland unmanned aircraft has delivered a donor kidney to surgeons at the University of Maryland Medical Center for successful transplantation into a patient with kidney failure. This successful demonstration illustrates the potential of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for providing organ deliveries that,… Read more »

Source: UMMS, 30-Apr-19

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Former premier of Saskatchewan to lead STARS fundraising campaign

Former premier of Saskatchewan to lead STARS fundraising campaign

One of the people credited with bringing STARS to Saskatchewan is stepping up once again to help the non-profit fundraise for its future. Former premier of Saskatchewan, Brad Wall, announced via video message that he is volunteering his time to chair the air ambulance’s capital campaign, raising funds to replace its fleet and to continue… Read more »

Source: STARS, 30-Apr-19

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Airbus reduce order quantities on 1000 parts

Airbus reduce order quantities on 1000 parts

Airbus Helicopters launched a plan for reducing a number of new spare parts with minimum order quantity required. Since the beginning of the year, 1,000 part numbers (PN) have had their minimum order quantities reduced or cancelled: 500 PN with a bag value above 500€ and 500 PN with a bag value between 150 and 500€. This measure allows… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 30-Apr-19

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Potential pay review as US Army crews quit at record rate

Potential pay review as US Army crews quit at record rate

The US Army has had to come up with a plan of how to retain more pilots. They currently have a 10% attrition rate. This is due to competition from commercial airlines as well as aging air crews. The army is planning on boosting salaries, awarding pilots for each milestone they reach, as well as reimbursing their… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Apr-19

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GVIC nominates four new Directors for Bristow

GVIC nominates four new Directors for Bristow

Global Value Investment Corp. (GVIC), a value-oriented investment research and advisory firm located in Mequon, Wisconsin, today nominated four highly qualified, independent candidates for election to the board of directors of Bristow Group, Inc. (NYSE: BRS). GVIC’s nominees are Sten Gustafson, Jonathan Meretsky, Anthony Gray, and Jeffrey Geygan. Read: Open Letter to Bristow Shareholders Mr…. Read more »

Source: GVIC, 29-Apr-19

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380 mln EUR contract for maritime multirole helicopters with the Polish Ministry of National Defense

380 mln EUR contract for maritime multirole helicopters with the Polish Ministry of National Defense

Leonardo announced that it has signed a contract valued at approximately 380 mln EUR (1.65 bn PLN) that will significantly enhance the Polish Navy’s helicopter capability. Through its fully owned Polish company and main industrial presence in the country, PZL-Świdnik, Leonardo will supply four AW101s and a comprehensive integrated logistics and training package to the… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 29-Apr-19

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Baron Announces New Weather Forecasting Model

Baron Announces New Weather Forecasting Model

Baron, the worldwide provider of critical weather intelligence, announces a new weather forecasting model available immediately in the company’s Baron Threat Net, Baron API, and broadcast products. Weather models are produced via intense computer analysis using known and projected atmospheric conditions and current sensor readings. The result is a forecast projected out a set number… Read more »

Source: Baron, 29-Apr-19

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STARS welcomes first two Airbus H145s at Calgary base

STARS welcomes first two Airbus H145s at Calgary base

Together with former patients, crew and community allies, STARS officially welcomed to the Calgary base today two new Airbus H145 aircraft.  The helicopters are the first part of a plan to replace the non-profit air ambulance’s entire fleet across Western Canada. “Today is about bringing us one step closer to making our fleet renewal program… Read more »

Source: STARS, 29-Apr-19

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Airbus removes six month battery inspections on H130, H125 and H120

Airbus removes six month battery inspections on H130, H125 and H120

As from February 2019, the 6-month battery periodic inspection is cancelled for all EC120, AS350/H125 and EC130/H130 aircraft equipped with battery MPN 150CH-1 / 151CH-1 and operated in normal conditions environment. The Maintenance Service Manual chapter 05-25 has been updated consequently and a tech data update has been released in ORION. This improvement is a… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 29-Apr-19

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Rostec takes Helicopters to FAMEX 2019

Rostec takes Helicopters to FAMEX 2019

Rosoboronexport, a member of Rostec, is setting up a joint Russian exposition at the Mexico Aerospace Fair FAMEX-2019 to take place at AFB 1 in Santa Lucia, Mexico, on April 24-27. “Rosoboronexport takes consistent steps to strengthen its positions in Latin America. Here people are well aware of and appreciate Russian aviation, helicopter and automotive… Read more »

Source: Rostec State Corporation, 29-Apr-19

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Klimov engine repair centre opens in Vietnam

Klimov engine repair centre opens in Vietnam

In the Vietnamese city of Vungtau, the Integrated Logistics Support Center (ILP) started work on the repair of helicopter engines of ODK-Klimov JSC (part of the United Engine Corporation of Rostec). The Aviation Administration of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam certified the new center. The ILP Center is equipped with the necessary equipment, spare parts… Read more »

Source: Klimov, 29-Apr-19

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Maintenance center for Ansat helicopters to open in Mexico

Maintenance center for Ansat helicopters to open in Mexico

The Mexican company Craft Avia Center in cooperation with the Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) is planning to open a technical maintenance center for Ansat type civilian helicopters in the city of Guadalajara. “The creation of a maintenance center for Ansat type helicopters in the Mexican city of Guadalajara is in… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 29-Apr-19

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Forbes names FlightSafety one of America’s best mid-size employers

Forbes names FlightSafety one of America’s best mid-size employers

FlightSafety International has been named one of the best mid-size employers by Forbes. This is the second consecutive year that the company has received this important recognition. “We are pleased and honored that FlightSafety has been named by Forbes as one of America’s best mid-size employers again this year,” said Co-CEOs David Davenport and Ray… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 29-Apr-19

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Transnet National Ports Authority accepts GrandNew pair

Transnet National Ports Authority accepts GrandNew pair

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) recently attended a signing ceremony at Leonardo’s plant at Vergiate, for the acceptance of two new helicopters.  The aircraft will be used to transfer marine pilots at the Ports of Durban and Richards Bay in South Africa and are expected to be delivered to TNPA by June 2019.  The aircraft are… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Apr-19

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Pelita Air Service Adds 3 Aircraft to Heli-One Support Plan

Pelita Air Service Adds 3 Aircraft to Heli-One Support Plan

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce the addition of three S-76 C++ to Pelita Air Service’s existing comprehensive maintenance support plan. The additional aircraft brings the total number supported under the plan to seven. This addition is buoyed by Pelita Air Service’s recently awarded offshore… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 26-Apr-19

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VHA Stands Behind Products

VHA Stands Behind Products

While the Van Horn Aviation family continues to mourn the loss of contract experimental test pilot Rucie Moore and VHA engineering manager Stephen Estes in a helicopter accident that occurred on Tuesday, April 16 near Fountain Hills, Ariz., we assure our customers that we continue to stand behind our current composite 206B JetRanger main and… Read more »

Source: Van Horn, 26-Apr-19

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Kaman wins Black Hawk Supplier of the Year award

Kaman wins Black Hawk Supplier of the Year award

Kaman Aerospace Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced that its Integrated Structures and Metallics Division located in Jacksonville, Florida was presented with Sikorsky’s Black Hawk Program Supplier of the Year Award. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE:LMT), stated in a recent press release that “Kaman was chosen for this special recognition due… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 26-Apr-19

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Helijet plans stock market exit

Helijet plans stock market exit

Helijet International Inc. (TSX-V: HJI) (“Helijet” or the “Corporation”) announces that its board of directors has received a proposal from a Helijet director, for a going private transaction (the “Transaction”). Insiders and their extended family and one other extended family currently own 88% of the outstanding common shares of Helijet (the “Helijet Shares”) and will… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 26-Apr-19

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Omni Helicopters International appoints Group CEO

Omni Helicopters International appoints Group CEO

Omni Helicopters International S.A. [“OHI” or “the Company”] announced the appointment of Jeremy Akel as Group Chief Executive Officer. The announcement was supported by OHI shareholders Stirling Square Capital Partners [“Stirling Square”] and Omni Aviation [“Omni”]. Rui Almeida, Executive Chairman and co-founder of both OHI and Omni Taxi Aéreo [“Omni Brazil”], said “We are very… Read more »

Source: Omni Helicopters, 26-Apr-19

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China’s first Airbus H215 helicopter delivered

China’s first Airbus H215 helicopter delivered

China’s State Grid General Aviation Company (SGGAC) has taken delivery of one heavy twin-engine Airbus H215 helicopter – a member of the mission-proven Super Puma family – becoming the launch customer for the H215 in China. A subsidiary of the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), the world’s largest utility company, SGGAC performs aerial construction… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Apr-19

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Bell to display at FAMEX

Bell to display at FAMEX

“With more than 1,370 Bell aircraft currently operating in the region, Mexico remains an important country for Bell and we continue to expand our footprint in the region. Bell is proud to showcase a variety of our commercial platforms during FAMEX.” — said Nicholas Peffer, Managing Director, Latin America.

Source: Bell, 25-Apr-19

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Russian Helicopters will participate in the FAMEX 2019 exhibition

Russian Helicopters will participate in the FAMEX 2019 exhibition

Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Coproration) will participate in the third international aerospace show FAMEX 2019 held in Santa Lucia air base in Mexico. This year the company will exhibit a line of Russian civilian helicopters in Mexico: light Ansat, medium Mi-171A2 and heavier Mi-38 helicopters, representing the three main weight classes… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 25-Apr-19

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L3 MAS Awarded Five-Year Option In-Service Support Contracts

L3 MAS Awarded Five-Year Option In-Service Support Contracts

L3 MAS is proud to announce that Boeing has exercised a five-year contract option for L3 MAS to continue providing Support and Test Equipment In-Service Support (ISS) services, Logistics Support Analysis (LSA) and Electronic Publication management services on the Department of National Defence (DND) CH-147F Chinook aircraft fleet. The work will be carried out at… Read more »

Source: L3 MAS, 25-Apr-19

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Helijet renews British Columbia EMS contract

Helijet renews British Columbia EMS contract

Helijet is pleased to announce that it has renewed its dedicated air medical contract with British Columbia Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) for an additional four years, effective April 1, 2019. Helijet will continue to supply four Sikorsky S-76 model helicopters for the B.C. Ambulance Service which is operated by BCEHS. Under the new agreement, a… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 25-Apr-19

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Safran Awarded Patent for Turbine Engine Rapid Restart System Tests

Safran Awarded Patent for Turbine Engine Rapid Restart System Tests

A device for integrity testing a system for rapid reactivation of a turboshaft engine of a helicopter, includes a pneumatic turbine that is mechanically connected to the turboshaft engine and is supplied with gas, upon a command, by a pneumatic supply circuit such that it is possible to rotate the turboshaft engine and ensure that it is… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 24-Apr-19

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Next Airbus H125 for Simrik Air arrives this week

Next Airbus H125 for Simrik Air arrives this week

Simrik Air, a private helicopter company has add one more chopper in it’s Fleet. Simrik Air has purchased another brand new Airbus AS350 B3e with a call sign 9N-ANB. The chopper is scheduled to land at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on 27th April 2019. With this new addition, Simrik Air will now be having total… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 24-Apr-19

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Air Methods closes four bases in Oklahoma

Air Methods closes four bases in Oklahoma

Air Methods have recently shut down four medical helicopter bases in Oklahoma due to financial issues. The bases that were shut down were in Chickasha, Keefeton, Seminole and the base in Tulsa at the Riverside Airport. Each base employed up o 15 people, reports Denver Posts.

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Apr-19

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Leonardo and the Italian National Fire Corps announce a major step

Leonardo and the Italian National Fire Corps announce a major step

With the delivery of the first two AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters, Leonardo and the Italian National Fire Corps (Vigili del Fuoco, part of the Ministry of the Interior) announced a major step forward in strengthening their collaboration delivering advanced, more effective emergency response services in Italy. The event, celebrated during an official ceremony held… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 23-Apr-19

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Bell Announces Role for Ozark Facility in Proposal for US Navy Trainer Replacement

Bell Announces Role for Ozark Facility in Proposal for US Navy Trainer Replacement

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that, should the Bell 407GXi be selected for the US Navy Advanced Helicopter Trainer program, the company plans to conduct final assembly of the aircraft in Ozark, Alabama. Bell submitted its proposal to the Navy on April 2. The Navy is seeking to acquire 130 aircraft…. Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-Apr-19

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Additional certification for DART’s EC/H130 Emergency Flotation System

Additional certification for DART’s EC/H130 Emergency Flotation System

DART Aerospace (“DART”) is proud to announce STC approvals received from both the FAA and EASA on its new EC/H130 Emergency Float System (EFS). TCCA certification was granted in late 2018 for this kit, which is applicable to both legacy EC130B4 models and the latest H130 from Airbus. The system can now be used in… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 23-Apr-19

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Electric helicopter creators to receive award

Electric helicopter creators to receive award

AHMEC presents its Annual Achievement Award for innovation in rotary wing flight at its annual Gala fundraiser on Saturday, April 27, from 5 until 10 p.m. This year’s recipients are Dr. Martine Rothblatt, Chairman and CEO of United Therapeutics, and Tier 1 Engineering for their Electric Powered Robinson R44 helicopter. Piloted by Captain Ric Webb… Read more »

Source: American Helicopter Museum, 23-Apr-19

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Indonesian military orders another Super Puma from local production line

Indonesian military orders another Super Puma from local production line

[electronic translation] PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) received an order for a fleet of Super Puma NAS-332 C1 + Helicopters from the Indonesian Ministry of Defense (Kemhan). The contract coincided with the 25 procurement contracts of the Republic of Indonesia Ministry of Defense. The signing of the sale and purchase commitment between PTDI and the Ministry… Read more »

Source: Indonesian Aerospace, 23-Apr-19

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