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Air Methods Announces Partnership with MountainStar Healthcare

Air Methods Announces Partnership with MountainStar Healthcare

Air Methods, the leading air medical service in the U.S., announced that it has partnered with MountainStar Healthcare and will open a base in Ogden, Utah on Nov. 3 as AirLife Utah. The base will serve Ogden Regional Medical Center, Cache Valley Hospital, Brigham City Hospital, Pleasant View Emergency Center, and Lakeview Hospital, and other… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 30-Oct-20

HAI Extends Nomination Period for Salute to Excellence Awards

HAI Extends Nomination Period for Salute to Excellence Awards

Helicopter Association International (HAI) i s extending the deadline to submit nominations for the annual Salute to Excellence awards that recognize superior achievement across nine categories of the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) industry. Salute nomination packages must be submitted to HAI by Nov. 20, 2020, to be considered. The original deadline of October 30… Read more »

Source: HAI, 30-Oct-20

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Malta-Gozo helicopter contract falls through

Malta-Gozo helicopter contract falls through

Plans to restart a helicopter service between Malta and Gozo fell through after no agreement could be reached with the sole company which filed a bid, Economy Minister Silvio Schembri confirmed. See Full Story.   

Source: NEWSBOOK, 30-Oct-20

Bristow announces FY2021 Q2 release call date

Bristow announces FY2021 Q2 release call date

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the global leader in vertical flight solutions,  announced it will release financial results for its second quarter fiscal year 2021 after the market closes on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. In connection with the release, Bristow has scheduled a conference call for Thursday, November 5, 2020 to begin at 10 a.m…. Read more »

Source: Bristow, 30-Oct-20

FreeFlight Systems Hires New Director of Sales

FreeFlight Systems Hires New Director of Sales

FreeFlight Systems, a NextGen aviation leader, specializing in avionics design, development, and manufacturing, has hired LeMiracle Hendking as the newest member of their sales team. Ms. Hendking will lead the aftermarket sales team, focusing on support for FreeFlight Systems’ extensive dealer network and MRO partners around the world. As an established aviation professional, Ms. Hendking… Read more »

Source: FreeFlight Systems, 30-Oct-20

Uavos Continues To Implement Its Unmanned Aircraft Conversion Program

Uavos Continues To Implement Its Unmanned Aircraft Conversion Program

UAVOS has started testing its converted UVH-500 delivery unmanned aerial system (UAS). Designed to compete in an advanced long distance and intercity transportation segment of the UAV delivery market, long – range heavy – lift UVH-500 UAS is based on the piloted CH7 helicopter platform. The trial involves testing of the air basic aircraft systems,… Read more »

Source: UAVOS, 30-Oct-20

EHang to benefit as China approves Unmanned Civil Aviation Experimental Zones

EHang to benefit as China approves Unmanned Civil Aviation Experimental Zones

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (“CAAC”) recently announced the first Unmanned Civil Aviation Experimental Zones (“UCAEZs”) to solidify China’s global leadership in developing an unmanned civil aviation industry. The list of UCAEZs covers as many as 13 cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Hezhou, Hangzhou, Zigong, Anyang, Nanjing, Tianjin, Yulin, Shenyang, Dongying, Anqing and Ganzhou. As… Read more »

Source: EHang, 30-Oct-20

Volocopter and Lufthansa Industry Solutions cooperate to build VoloIQ

Volocopter and Lufthansa Industry Solutions cooperate to build VoloIQ

Volocopter, the pioneer in Urban Air Mobility (UAM), announced today a cooperation with Lufthansa Industry Solutions. Together they are building Volocopter’s proprietary intelligent and integrated “Urban Air Mobility Software Platform” that will run on Microsoft Azure: VoloIQ. It offers complete digital visibility of the complex UAM ecosystem in real-time. Using artificial intelligence, VoloIQ will enable… Read more »

Source: Volocopter, 30-Oct-20

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Babcock Australasia improves access to emergency medical services

Babcock Australasia improves access to emergency medical services

Babcock Australasia’s Helicopter Emergency Medical Services contract with the Queensland Government has been extended by three years, ensuring ongoing and improved access to emergency medical services for communities in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula regions. Babcock will continue to deliver aerial support for emergency medical services, including inter-hospital transfers, primary medical evacuation and search… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 30-Oct-20

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Dimerco wins contract to ship 30 Bell 407s from Canada to China

Dimerco wins contract to ship 30 Bell 407s from Canada to China

International freight forwarding and transportation specialist Dimerco has won global bids to provide specialized complete-solution supply chain services for a leading helicopter assembly, refitting and operation company in China. The contract involves shipping near 30 Bell 407 helicopters from Canada to China by the end of 2020, first moving the cargo by air ride truck… Read more »

Source: Dimerco, 30-Oct-20

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Lockheed awarded $9M contract for engineering support of AH-1Z

Lockheed awarded $9M contract for engineering support of AH-1Z

Lockheed Martin Corp., Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, is awarded a $9,835,348 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N00019-21-F-0062) against previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-19-G-0029.  This order provides non-recurring engineering for the production of target designator sets and electro-optical in support of AH-1Z Light Attack helicopters for Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers.  Work will be performed in… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Oct-20

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Lockheed awarded $193M contract for production and delivery of 4 MH-60R to Greece

Lockheed awarded $193M contract for production and delivery of 4 MH-60R to Greece

Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, New York, is awarded a $193,980,348 contract modification (P00019) to previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract N00019-19-C-0013.  This modification adds a $180,000,000 not-to-exceed, undefinitized line item for the production and delivery of four MH-60R aircraft, and exercises a $13,980,348 option to procure three airborne low frequency sonars in support of the government of… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Oct-20

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Quebec acquires pre-owned Airbus H145 for law enforcement

Quebec acquires pre-owned Airbus H145 for law enforcement

Sûreté du Québec, regularly abbreviated as SQ, is the provincial police service for the Canadian province of Quebec. The force has a history of operating Bell helicopters for many years, partly as a way of demonstrating support for the factory at Mirabel.  But not now. SQ have surprised many observers by not just moving away… Read more »

29-Oct-20

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Arrow Aviation Completes First Single Pilot IFR Bell 407 for HEMS Service

Arrow Aviation Completes First Single Pilot IFR Bell 407 for HEMS Service

Arrow Aviation, headquartered in Broussard, Louisiana, has completed HALO-Flight’s first single pilot IFR Bell 407 for HEMS service. Completed with a Helifab’s EMS Interior including patient and isolette transport litters, AC electrical system, and medical oxygen, suction, and air systems, the aircraft is equipped to provide state of the art care even in adverse weather… Read more »

Source: Arrow Aviation, 29-Oct-20

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The Ecuadorian Air Force takes delivery of their first two H145s

The Ecuadorian Air Force takes delivery of their first two H145s

Airbus Helicopters has delivered two H145s to the Ecuadorian Air Force, the first military customer in South America for this multi-purpose twin-engine helicopter. A total of six H145s will be delivered over the next year. The H145 helicopters, known as “Cobra” in the Ecuadorian Air Force, will be assigned to the 22nd Combat Wing in… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 29-Oct-20

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Emesent is pioneering autonomous drone flight

Emesent is pioneering autonomous drone flight

Australian data analytics and drone autonomy start-up Emesent is writing its way into the record books with a series of remotely operated autonomous drone flights which promise to drive revolutionary change in the heavy industry space. The most recent of these missions took place on August 28 at an Ultra-Deep Canadian Hard-Rock Mine. Emesent’s Hovermap… Read more »

Source: Emesent, 29-Oct-20

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Bell Joins Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium

Bell Joins Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium

Encouraging the development of an integrated ecosystem of partners, Bell joins the Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium (CAAM) in its effort to establish Canada as a global leader in Advanced Air Mobility (AAM). Announced Oct. 28, the multi-stakeholder group created by the Canadian Air Mobility and National Research Council of Canada (NRC) will streamline research,… Read more »

Source: Bell, 29-Oct-20

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TracPlus and v2track disrupt the global asset tracking and communications market

TracPlus and v2track disrupt the global asset tracking and communications market

TracPlus and v2track are excited to announce the addition of v2track voice to TracPlus’ device range, adding an affordable and feature-rich satellite and cellular tracking, satellite voice and messaging solution to the TracPlus portfolio. The v2track and TracPlus partnership was an obvious connection, sharing the same ethos of a customer-first approach. With a shared vision… Read more »

Source: TracPlus, 29-Oct-20

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Royal Singapore AF lands Chinook on Australian Navy ship for first time

Royal Singapore AF lands Chinook on Australian Navy ship for first time

Over the weekend, our CH-47D Chinook Helicopter from Oakey Detachment made a successful landing on the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) HMAS Adelaide. The deck landing, which involved precise manoeuvring and teamwork to overcome challenging sea conditions, took place in the lead-up to the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the SAF’s training in the Shoalwater… Read more »

Source: Royal Singapore Air Force, 29-Oct-20

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Vanderbilt LifeFlight named National Program of the Year

Vanderbilt LifeFlight named National Program of the Year

Vanderbilt LifeFlight, a subsidiary of Air Methods, a global leader in air medical transport, has been named the Air Medical Program of the Year by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS). This prestigious award, sponsored by Airbus Helicopters, recognizes an air medical program that has demonstrated a superior level of patient care, management prowess and… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 29-Oct-20

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IBAC Honored by Top Flight Safety Award Nomination for New IS-BAO Programme

IBAC Honored by Top Flight Safety Award Nomination for New IS-BAO Programme

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) is honored to have the new International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) FlightPlan Stage 1 Programme for small operators nominated by the Aviation International News (AIN) magazine for its first annual Top Flight Award. “We are proud to have this new program recognized for its Contribution to Safety… Read more »

Source: IBAC, 29-Oct-20

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PS Engineering digital audio controller now has Black Hawk STC

PS Engineering digital audio controller now has Black Hawk STC

XP Services announces FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) approval that includes PS Engineering’s state-of-the-art PAC45A, an all-digital audio controller system that includes MultiTalker®. The PAC45A is now part of XP Services STC for the UH-60A and EH-60A Black Hawk. As part of a complete avionics’ suite upgrade, the PAC45A is an FAA TOSA DAL C,… Read more »

Source: PS Engineering, 29-Oct-20

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Canada launches major initiative in advanced air mobility

Canada launches major initiative in advanced air mobility

The future of flight in Canada took a major step forward today with the launch of the Vancouver-based Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium (CAAM), a multi-stakeholder group that will streamline research, development and commercial operations in the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) sector, globally recognized as the next frontier of commercial aviation. AAM involves the use… Read more »

Source: CAAM, 29-Oct-20

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Russian Helicopters launches Mi-8 test operation program in Indonesia

Russian Helicopters launches Mi-8 test operation program in Indonesia

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (U-UAP) as part of Russian Helicopters holding company (State Corporation Rostec) launches Mi-8/171 type helicopter test operation program, which is aimed at the assessing of all the advantages of helicopters real operation in conjunction with all available corporate support tools and implemented aftersales services of Russian Helicopters holding company. The pilot project… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 29-Oct-20

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Obituary – Dennis Kenyon – 3 October 1932 – 28 October 2020

Obituary – Dennis Kenyon – 3 October 1932 – 28 October 2020

It was with great sadness that the HeliHub.com office heard of the passing of Dennis Kenyon. Many people across the UK helicopter industry have been touched by Dennis’ enthusiasm over many years, and rotary wing aviation is the poorer after his death today in Herefordshire after a short illness. As we have exchanged anecdotes with… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Oct-20

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Global AirParts announces S-76 part out from LCI

Global AirParts announces S-76 part out from LCI

Global AirParts, the leading provider of used, serviceable materials for Sikorsky S-76 helicopters, commenced a part out project with leading helicopter lessor, LCI. “Given where values are for some helicopter types, smart asset owners can find a better return on their capital by having the aircraft disassembled and marketed for parts. This is all that… Read more »

Source: Global AirParts, 28-Oct-20

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Boost Human External Cargo Systems gains FAA STC for MD500

Boost Human External Cargo Systems gains FAA STC for MD500

Boost Human External Cargo Systems (Boost Systems – www.boostsystems.ca), the global leader in the provision of the most advanced, certified and compliant Human External Cargo (HEC) Systems, Personnel Device Carrying Systems (PCDS) and HEC/ Training services, has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (SR04539NY) for its MD500 series helicopter HEC system. The system… Read more »

Source: Boost Systems, 27-Oct-20

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Voler Aviation Services add third helicopter type to training fleet

Voler Aviation Services add third helicopter type to training fleet

Voler Aviation Services based at Cotswold Airport are expanding their training fleet with the addition of an R22 Beta II. This will bring their training fleet to four aircraft, two Cabri G2s, one R22 and one R44 Raven II. The R22 remains an extremely popular training aircraft due to it’s affordable pricing, reliability and widespread… Read more »

Source: Voler Aviation Services, 27-Oct-20

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Cobham’s RT-7000 Granted FAA TSOA

Cobham’s RT-7000 Granted FAA TSOA

Cobham Aerospace Connectivity’s RT-7000 Airborne Tactical Radio has received Technical Standard Order Authorization (TSOA) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  An FAA TSO sets a performance standard for specified materials, parts, and appliances used on civil aircraft, and represents both design and production approval. Authorizations granted by the FAA for the RT-7000 include TSO 113b,… Read more »

Source: Cobham Aerospace Connectivity, 27-Oct-20

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Sikorsky awarded $550M contract for delivery of 6 CH-53K

Sikorsky awarded $550M contract for delivery of 6 CH-53K

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin company, Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $550,372,323 modification (P00043) to previously awarded fixed-price-incentive (firm target), firm-fixed-price contract N00019-16-C-0048.  This modification is for Lot IV low rate initial production and delivery of six CH-53K aircraft and associated aircraft, programmatic and logistics support, rate tooling and physical configuration audits.  Work will… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 27-Oct-20

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Foreign Military Sale to TECRO of 100 Harpoon Coastal Defense Systems

Foreign Military Sale to TECRO of 100 Harpoon Coastal Defense Systems

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) of up to one hundred (100) Harpoon Coastal Defense Systems (HCDS) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $2.37 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 27-Oct-20

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MNP makes significant contribution to STARS fleet renewal program

MNP makes significant contribution to STARS fleet renewal program

The campaign to renew STARS’ helicopter fleet has been given a significant lift, thanks to a $500,000 gift from MNP’s Partners across Saskatchewan. The donation was made public today at the STARS air ambulance base by Trevor Friesen, CPA, CA and Partner with MNP in Saskatoon. “On behalf of MNP’s Saskatchewan Partners, I am proud… Read more »

Source: MNP, 27-Oct-20

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MissionGO Completes Longest Organ Delivery Flight via UAS

MissionGO Completes Longest Organ Delivery Flight via UAS

MissionGO, a provider of unmanned aviation solutions that are transforming logistics, and Nevada Donor Network, an organ procurement organization (OPO) serving the state of Nevada, today announced two successful test flights carrying a human organ and tissue via an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) on Sept. 17. The first flight transported research corneas from Southern Hills… Read more »

Source: MissionGO, 27-Oct-20

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Babock re-launches scheduled services in Spain with AW139

Babock re-launches scheduled services in Spain with AW139

Babock Mission Critical Services Espana has launched a new service to rival Helity, who have had no competition to date. With an initial route between Malaga and Ceuta, the AW139 will fly six return routes every weekday. Babaock has created the new branding of HeliEST for these passenger services. Ceuta is a Spanish autonomous city… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Oct-20

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Deadline for Salute to Excellence Awards Nominations closes Friday

Deadline for Salute to Excellence Awards Nominations closes Friday

Within vertical aviation, there are pilots, mechanics and engineers, safety professionals, and others who go above and beyond to pursue professional excellence. Their dedication is an inspiration to us all. The HAI Salute to Excellence Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all forms of vertical aviation. As our industry evolves, HAI is excited to announce that… Read more »

Source: HAI, 26-Oct-20

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Bell Boeing awarded $27M contract for removal, repair and replacement of V-22 spindle bearings

Bell Boeing awarded $27M contract for removal, repair and replacement of V-22 spindle bearings

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, California, Maryland, has been awarded an estimated $27,897,619 firm-fixed-price requirements contract for removal, repair and replacement of V-22 spindle bearings.  This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1.  This is a four-year contract with no option periods.  Locations of… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 26-Oct-20

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Vertical Aerospace secures £2.3 million UK Government funding

Vertical Aerospace secures £2.3 million UK Government funding

Vertical Aerospace has received investment from the UK Government, through the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) Programme, to fund the development of a smart charger for their electric aircraft. The charger will increase Vertical’s in-flight performance and safety for their recently unveiled passenger model, VA-1X. This two-year project, expected to be completed by October 2022, pioneers… Read more »

Source: Vertical Aerospace, 26-Oct-20

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Courts validates Air Methods $78 million settlement

Courts validates Air Methods $78 million settlement

A judge has given final approval to a $78 million settlement by a medical helicopter company that was sued by its California flight crew employees over unpaid overtime and missed breaks. See Full Story. 

Source: US News & World Report, 26-Oct-20

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Baker Hughes Rig Count – 23 Oct 20

Baker Hughes Rig Count – 23 Oct 20

Baker Hughes has issued the rotary rig counts as a service to the petroleum industry since 1944, when Baker Hughes Tool Company began weekly counts of U.S. and Canadian drilling activity.  Baker Hughes initiated the monthly international rig count in 1975. The North American rig count is released weekly and the international rig count monthly.  Baker Hughes… Read more »

Source: Baker Hughes, 26-Oct-20

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Sikorsky awarded $13M contract for UH-60M Black Hawk

Sikorsky awarded $13M contract for UH-60M Black Hawk

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $13,739,845 modification (P00152) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0009 for one UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter.  Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2020.  Fiscal 2010 Foreign Military Sales (Jordan) funds in the amount of $13,739,845 were obligated at the time of the… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Oct-20

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VMM-163 launch oceanographic sensors from MV-22B Osprey

VMM-163 launch oceanographic sensors from MV-22B Osprey

The Marine Corps continuously works toward enhancing their operational capabilities while performing amphibious operations to save lives and ensure mission success. For the first time ever, Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, launched four oceanographic sensors from MV-22B Ospreys into the Pacific Ocean as part… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 23-Oct-20

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Kaman announces date for 2020Q3 earnings

Kaman announces date for 2020Q3 earnings

Kaman Corp. (NYSE:KAMN) announced that it will report its third quarter 2020 results after the stock market closes on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, and host a live webcast and conference call at 8:30 am ET on Thursday, November 5, 2020. The call will be accessible by telephone within the U.S. at (844) 473-0975 and from… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 23-Oct-20

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CPI Aerostructures Receives Orders Totaling $1.4M

CPI Aerostructures Receives Orders Totaling $1.4M

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®”) (the “Company”) (NYSE American: CVU) announced that it has received multiple purchase orders with a total value of approximately $1.4 million from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), the prime contractor for the T70 Turkish Utility Helicopter Program (TUHP). In September 2019, the Company announced receiving a multi-year contract from TAI to… Read more »

Source: CPI Aerostructures, 23-Oct-20

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Liaoning accelerates the construction of aviation fire emergency rescue system

Liaoning accelerates the construction of aviation fire emergency rescue system

At the 9th Shenyang Faku International Flight Conference, which opened on the 17th, a comprehensive exercise of aviation fire emergency rescue across water, land and air attracted the attention of visitors. “The unmanned helicopter we used in the exercise has a maximum load of 15 kilograms, a maximum speed of 150 kilometers per hour, can… Read more »

Source: The Publicity Department of Shenyang Municipality, 23-Oct-20

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Mountain Area Medical Airlift adds EC145e to fleet

Mountain Area Medical Airlift adds EC145e to fleet

Mission Health’s Mountain Area Medical Airlift (MAMA) recently visited Metro Aviation to take delivery of their new Airbus EC145e, the lightweight twin-engine helicopter that has become increasingly sought after throughout the air medical industry. MAMA operates 24 hours per day, providing air medical services to western North Carolina, eastern Tennessee,  northeast Georgia, and northern South… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 23-Oct-20

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Bell Delivers Three B407GXis to Polish National Police

Bell Delivers Three B407GXis to Polish National Police

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a delivery of three Bell 407 GXis to the Polish National Police (PNP). The PNP has been a long-standing Bell customer for about 20 years. The addition of these aircraft will help them serve and protect people, to maintain public order, and security in Poland…. Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-Oct-20

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SH09 third prototype achieved several firsts

SH09 third prototype achieved several firsts

Flight test activities have fully resumed at Mollis, Switzerland, having reassembled the third SH09 prototype (P3) after its return from Pozzallo. The flights at Mollis mainly concentrated on testing the new tail rotor and aerodynamic modifications for improved handling in the low speed envelope. Flights at altitude, in the local area, evaluated the handling characteristics… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 23-Oct-20

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Spanish operator Helity adds new scheduled route

Spanish operator Helity adds new scheduled route

Spanish operator Helity, which specialises in scheduled passenger operations, is to start a new route. Launching to the public on Monday 30th October, the airline will link the holiday resort of Malaga to the British territory of Gibraltar. This route and its schedules have been designed to facilitate connectivity between this city and Malaga in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Oct-20

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THC wins AW139 contract from Red Sea Development Company

THC wins AW139 contract from Red Sea Development Company

The Helicopter Company will provide The Red Sea Development Company with one 14-passenger helicopter and crew for emergency medical services and operational requirements The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer behind the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism project, has awarded a contract to The Helicopter Company (THC) in Riyadh for the provision and operation… Read more »

Source: The Red Sea Development Company, 22-Oct-20

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Russia to open military office in Serbia

Russia to open military office in Serbia

Russia has authorised its defence ministry to open an office in Serbia, a government document showed, as Moscow pushes to expand military ties with its traditional Balkan ally even as Belgrade seeks to join the European Union. See Full Story.   

Source: Reuters, 22-Oct-20

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US DoD picks Sea Machines for autonomous VTOL replenishment vessels

US DoD picks Sea Machines for autonomous VTOL replenishment vessels

Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics, leading developer of autonomous command and control systems for surface vessels, announces that it has been awarded a multi-year Other Transaction (OT) agreement by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)’s Defense Innovation Unit (DIU). The primary purpose of the agreement is to initiate a prototype that will enable commercial ocean-service barges… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 22-Oct-20

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Taiwan Police seize unregistered Robinson R22

Taiwan Police seize unregistered Robinson R22

Taitung County police on Friday seized an unregistered helicopter and held its owner for questioning on suspicion that he had been flying without a license, a prosecutor said on Saturday. See Full Story.

Source: Taipei Times, 22-Oct-20

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Blackjacks test MV-22s on LPD-class ship

Blackjacks test MV-22s on LPD-class ship

A team of pilots and engineers from Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (HX) 21 recently joined colleagues from other Navy and Marine Corps commands to conduct MV-22 Osprey landing and ship compatibility tests aboard the amphibious transport dock USS New York (LPD 21). The testing also included the first shipboard landings for the Navy’s new… Read more »

Source: NAVAIR, 22-Oct-20

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Genesys Aerosystem’s Modernized Avionics Suite on Black Hawks Now Certified

Genesys Aerosystem’s Modernized Avionics Suite on Black Hawks Now Certified

Genesys Aerosystems and XP Services announce FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) approval of the Genesys modernized avionics suite for the UH-60A and EH-60A Black Hawk. While available as a complete avionics suite upgrade, the avionics building block design provides Black Hawk operators the flexibility of an incremental upgrade path to support constrained budgets and installation… Read more »

Source: Genesys Aerosystems, 22-Oct-20

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Trinidad & Tobago Air Guard to reactivate one of four AW139s

Trinidad & Tobago Air Guard to reactivate one of four AW139s

In June 2017 the Trinidad & Tobago Government decided to ground their fleet of four AW139 helicopters on budgetary grounds.  This week the Minister of National Security, Stuart Young, has announced that one helicopter is planned to return to use for the Air Guard of Trinidad and Tobago.  Speaking at a Standing Finance Committee meeting on Monday, Minister… Read more »

21-Oct-20

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ATSB reminds pilots of Low Rotor RPM response time

ATSB reminds pilots of Low Rotor RPM response time

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) reminds all helicopter pilots to be prepared and respond immediately to low rotor RPM warnings, following the investigation into the collision with terrain of a Robinson R44 helicopter south of Ayers Rock Airport, Northern Territory, on 17 January 2018. Shortly after departing the Yulara Town helipad for a 15-minute… Read more »

Source: Australian Government, 21-Oct-20

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Former Bristow Nigeria employees in court on parts theft charges

Former Bristow Nigeria employees in court on parts theft charges

An Ikeja Special Offences Court Ikeja, Lagos, re-arraigned former staff of Bristow Helicopters Nigeria Limited on allegations of stealing and selling helicopter spare parts worth the sum of $307,830 belonging to the company. See Full Story. 

Source: This Day Live, 21-Oct-20

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Ace Aeronautics opens paint booth and media blast facility

Ace Aeronautics opens paint booth and media blast facility

Ace Aeronautics, LLC is proud to announce the grand opening of its aircraft paint booth and media blast facility located in Guntersville, Alabama. This facility will add to the company’s extensive list of capabilities, providing military, commercial and general aviation customers an additional component offering or turnkey service. “The new media blast and paint center… Read more »

Source: Ace Aeronautics, 21-Oct-20

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Uber Elevate teams with GE Aviation for flight data monitoring

Uber Elevate teams with GE Aviation for flight data monitoring

Uber Elevate selected GE Aviation’s Digital Group as an ecosystem partner for their aerial ridesharing program. The initial phase of this program will develop requirements for a flight data monitoring program to support electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles on the Uber platform. “This partnership will help expand our digital innovation as the travel… Read more »

Source: GE Aviation, 21-Oct-20

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BAC Helicopters helps fight locust swarms in Kenya

BAC Helicopters helps fight locust swarms in Kenya

During March 2020, as the global Covid-19 pandemic began building momentum and South Africa went into Level 5 Lockdown, BAC Helicopters was requested by an NGO to send two Bell 206L-4 Long Ranger helicopters to Kenya to carry out an Emergency Desert Locust Survey. East Africa has recently been plagued by a Desert Locust invasion, wreaking… Read more »

Source: BAC Helicopters, 21-Oct-20

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Astronautics RoadRunner EFI installed in Santa Barbara County Black Hawk

Astronautics RoadRunner EFI installed in Santa Barbara County Black Hawk

Astronautics Corporation of America’s AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) was delivered to Santa Barbara County Sheriff-Fire Air Support Unit (ASU) recently when they accepted their first retrofitted Sikorsky HH-60L helicopter from Arista Aviation, located in Enterprise, Alabama. The RoadRunner EFIS is the cornerstone of an upgraded, state-of-the-art avionics package and instrument panel on… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 21-Oct-20

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Boost Systems improves HEC Suspension Line System

Boost Systems improves HEC Suspension Line System

In keeping with its mandate of ongoing developing of Human External Cargo (HEC) equipment and training that offer optimal safety and innovation; including Human External Cargo (HEC) systems, Personnel Carrying Device Systems (PCDS) and accessory equipment; Boost Human External Cargo Systems (Boost Systems – www.boostsystems.ca) now introduces its latest innovation – a new and improved… Read more »

Source: Boost Systems, 21-Oct-20

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Deadline to Apply for WAI Scholarships Here

Deadline to Apply for WAI Scholarships Here

Thousands of dollars in scholarships will be awarded at WAI’s 32nd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, and the time to apply is now. To qualify for a scholarship, the applicant must be a current WAI member by November 1 and submit the application by November 10, 2020. 82 individual scholarships, worth nearly $400,000 are… Read more »

Source: WAI, 21-Oct-20

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New-generation Euroflir410 selected for NH90 TFRA & Special forces

New-generation Euroflir410 selected for NH90 TFRA & Special forces

Safran Electronics & Defense has won a contract from Airbus Helicopters to supply new-generation Euroflir™410 observation systems for ten NH90-TTH Caiman helicopters deployed by French Special Forces. These new Standard 2 helicopters will allow French forces to handle the full range of utility missions. The new-generation Euroflir™410 is capable of detecting and identifying threats at… Read more »

Source: Safran Electronics & Defense, 21-Oct-20

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Leonardo demonstrates helicopter-UAV teaming in the UK with its AW159 Wildcat

Leonardo demonstrates helicopter-UAV teaming in the UK with its AW159 Wildcat

On 17th September, Leonardo successfully demonstrated unique integrated capabilities between a manned aircraft and an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). This took place in the UK during Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUMT) trials between a Leonardo AW159 Wildcat helicopter and a semi-autonomous UAV from Callen-Lenz Associates. In this instance, MUMT is when a helicopter crew controls a UAV… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 21-Oct-20

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Starspeed to manage two H145s on new polar vessel Ultramarine

Starspeed to manage two H145s on new polar vessel Ultramarine

Luxaviation Helicopters and their dedicated VIP helicopter management company Starspeed have been selected by Quark Expeditions to manage helicopter services onboard their new polar vessel, Ultramarine Luxaviation Group, one of the largest private aircraft operators worldwide headquartered in Luxembourg, and Quark Expeditions Inc. based in Seattle, the leader in polar adventures, today announce their cooperation for… Read more »

Source: Luxaviation, 20-Oct-20

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Ontario gold prospecting uses helicopter-borne geophysical survey

Ontario gold prospecting uses helicopter-borne geophysical survey

Prosper Gold Corp. (“Prosper Gold” or the “Company”) (TSXV:PGX) is pleased to announce that a high resolution helicopter-borne geophysical survey has commenced at the Golden Sidewalk Project (the “Project”) in the Birch-Uchi region of Red Lake. The Golden Sidewalk is a district scale gold exploration project covering over 160 square kilometres of contiguous mineral claims… Read more »

Source: Golden Sidewalk, 20-Oct-20

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Leonardo CEO Profumo given 6 year jail sentence and €2.5M file

Leonardo CEO Profumo given 6 year jail sentence and €2.5M file

Last Thursday 15th October, an Italian court sentenced the former Chairman of the Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS) bank, Alessandro Profumo, and the former CEO, Fabrizio Viola.  The pair have each been given six years in prison for irregularities regarding the financial accounts between 2012 and 2015, as well as a fine of 2.5M… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Oct-20

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US Marine Corps retires AH-1W Cobra after 34 years

US Marine Corps retires AH-1W Cobra after 34 years

The United States Marine Corps, USMC, have officially retired the Bell AH-1W “Super Cobra” from their ranks after more than 30 years of dependable service. The iconic dual-blade aircraft served as the dedicated attack helicopter for the Marines through multiple campaigns, including Operation Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom. “The AH-1W Super Cobra has… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 20-Oct-20

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NHV Group appoints Head of Commercial

NHV Group appoints Head of Commercial

NHV Group has announced the appointment of Mr. Lars Skov as ‘Head of Commercial’, effective immediately. Lars Skov has extensive commercial experience, achieved in various executive and managerial positions in the sector over the last 25 years. His journey with NHV began in 2009 when he joined DanCopter A/S which was acquired by NHV along… Read more »

Source: NHV, 20-Oct-20

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Simrik Air has initiated air ambulance services for COVID-19 patients

Simrik Air has initiated air ambulance services for COVID-19 patients

Reproduced from Aviation Nepal with permission. This is NOT a press release. HeliHub.com has an exclusive agreement with Aviation Nepal which allows us to reproduce helicopter news which they publish. Copyright and full responsibility for the content of this article remains with Aviation Nepal. Simrik Air has initiated exclusive air ambulance services for COVID-19 positive… Read more »

Source: Simrik Air, 20-Oct-20

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CAE hands over CAE 700MR NH90 simulator to Royal New Zealand Air Force

CAE hands over CAE 700MR NH90 simulator to Royal New Zealand Air Force

CAE announced that earlier this month it officially handed over a CAE 700MR Series NH90 flight training device to the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) and Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF). “This advanced NH90 simulator means Royal New Zealand NH90 aircrews can train safely and cost-effectively in New Zealand,” said Matthew Sibree, Managing Director,… Read more »

Source: CAE, 20-Oct-20

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Helipad reopens at Ellwood City Medical Center

Helipad reopens at Ellwood City Medical Center

The helipad at the former Ellwood City Medical Center has reopened for flights. So, for the first time this year, residents can expect to see medical helicopters landing at the Pershing Street pad for emergencies. See Full Story. 

Source: Ellwood City Ledger, 20-Oct-20

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Russian Helicopters delivers five Mi-8MTV-1

Russian Helicopters delivers five Mi-8MTV-1

The Kazan Helicopter Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) handed over 5 Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters to the State Transport Leasing Company (STLK). They will be used by several operators in different regions of the country. Two Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters will replenish the aircraft fleet of the Converse Avia Aviation Company in… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 20-Oct-20

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WR-ALC completes first TH-1H proof-of-concept overhaul

WR-ALC completes first TH-1H proof-of-concept overhaul

A TH-1H trainer helicopter stands ready for delivery at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, Oct. 8, 2020. TH-1H programmed depot maintenance is proof-of-concept first at Warner Robins Air Logistic Complex and will determine the feasibility of utilizing the complex as a viable source of repair for future organic rotary wing aircraft maintenance. (U.S. Air Force… Read more »

Source: US Air Force, 20-Oct-20

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