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Airbus to deliver New Zealand’s first HEMS-configured H145s

Airbus to deliver New Zealand’s first HEMS-configured H145s

The Helicopter Emergency Medical Services New Zealand Limited has selected Airbus’ H145, in response to New Zealand’s Health Ministry’s call to enhance its helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) industry. Due to be delivered in the second half of 2019, the two helicopters will become the first HEMS-configured H145s to enter New Zealand, and will bolster… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Nov-18

Airbus Delivers Upgraded Night Vision to UK police

Airbus Delivers Upgraded Night Vision to UK police

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first of seven upgraded National Police Air Service (NPAS) H135 helicopters, under a £1.5 million contract signed in December 2017 to equip and standardise the UK police helicopter fleet’s Night Vision (NVIS) capability.  Under the new configuration, all seven NPAS’ H135 helicopters will be capable of NVIS operations down to ground level, enhancing… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Nov-18

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Leonardo awarded contract for 22 of the new AW169M

Leonardo awarded contract for 22 of the new AW169M

Leonardo announced the signing of a contract with Italy’s Guardia di Finanza for 22 new generation AW169M twin engine helicopters. The contract, valued at 280 million euro, includes a comprehensive support and training package which could be further extended with optional services valued at an additional 100 million euro. Deliveries are expected to start in… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 13-Nov-18

Bell partners with EPS for eVTOL energy storage

Bell partners with EPS for eVTOL energy storage

Electric Power Systems (EPS) announced its official teaming agreement with Bell Helicopter, A Textron Inc., to develop an innovative Energy Storage Systems (ESS) for Bell’s vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. “We’re excited to work with Bell on making their On-Demand Mobility project a success.” EPS Chief Executive Officer Nathan Millecam said. “Bell’s team are… Read more »

Source: Electric Power Systems, 13-Nov-18

RSAF Celebrates 20 Years of Training in Oakey

RSAF Celebrates 20 Years of Training in Oakey

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) celebrated 20 years of helicopter training in Oakey, Australia. Senior Minister of State for Defence Mr Heng Chee How and Australia Assistant Minister for Defence Mr David Fawcett co-officiated at the commemorative event held in Warriors’ Camp, Rockhampton. The commemorative event was hosted by Commander of the RSAF’s… Read more »

Source: Republic of Singapore Air Force, 12-Nov-18

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder buys an AW169

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder buys an AW169

A Leonardo AW169 has recently been sighted on a test flight near the factory in Milan in the colours of the Washington Redskins NFL team.  With the same stripes and the helmet logo on the tail, the scheme matches Redskins’ owner Dan Snyder’s two jets.  Under the company DSWA LLC, Snyder owns Bombardier Global Express… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Nov-18

UK AAIB Bulletin – November 2018

UK AAIB Bulletin – November 2018

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Cessna 152 (G-WACG) and Guimbal Cabri G2 (G-JAMM), mid-air collision, Near Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire, 17 November 2017 Rotorway Executive 90 (G-BZES), loss of control while inadvertently descending downwind, Fenland Airfield, Lincolnshire, 1 July 2018

Source: AAIB, 12-Nov-18

CHC adds apprentice engineers in UK

CHC adds apprentice engineers in UK

CHC has made an announcement, saying that they will be adding 100 apprentice engineers to the Aberdeen main operational centre, as well as Norwich and Humberside. Their apprenticeship programme is also commencing again in 2018, reports Energy Voice.

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Nov-18

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance appoints new Trustees

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance appoints new Trustees

Claire Smith and Andy Tunningley were appointed as Trustees of Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) at a recent board meeting. At the same meeting Clare Dobie, who stepped down as a Trustee after nearly ten years’ service, was thanked for her commitment and support for the Charity. Claire Smith and her husband Robert have… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 09-Nov-18

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Vision for the future of General Aviation

Vision for the future of General Aviation

EASA’s Annual Safety Conference 2018 was closed by Executive Director Patrick Ky yesterday, setting out the Agency’s commitments as part of GA Roadmap 2.0 for a truly innovative, better, cheaper and safer General Aviation (GA) in Europe! Conveying a great sense of community and energetic spirit, the 2-day conference on GA provided a fruitful ground for… Read more »

Source: EASA, 09-Nov-18

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Speculative Scottish windfarm heliport plans approved

Speculative Scottish windfarm heliport plans approved

Eyemouth Harbour Trust have recently secured planning permission for the construction of a helicopter access facility adjacent to Eyemouth Harbour. EHT were supported throughout the process by EHT’s agent for the application, Young Planning & Energy Consenting and environmental consultant, ITP Energised. The plans originally submitted in October 2017, comprising two helipads, hangar, office and… Read more »

Source: Eyemouth Harbour, 09-Nov-18

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Russian Helicopters delivers two Mi-172

Russian Helicopters delivers two Mi-172

As part of the contract with the government of Equatorial Guinea, Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) produced and transferred to the customer two Mi-172 helicopters manufactured at Kazan Helicopters (KVZ). The vehicles have already been sent to Central Africa. One of the helicopters produced under the contract is being delivered in… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 09-Nov-18

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Genaire expands fuel cell repair capabilities to include Bell 412 and 214

Genaire expands fuel cell repair capabilities to include Bell 412 and 214

Genaire is proud to expand it’s fuel cell repair capabilities to now include Bell Helicopters Models 412 and 214. The care and maintenance of an aircraft’s fuel cell is an incredibly important responsibility. To ensure we are providing the best possible service, we have developed proprietary testing methods that have allowed us to repair all… Read more »

Source: Genaire, 09-Nov-18

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Russian Helicopters successfully tests Ansat

Russian Helicopters successfully tests Ansat

Specialists at Kazan Helicopters of the holding company Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation) have completed testing of an Ansat helicopter equipped with a emergency floatation system. It is designed for emergency water landings and is used to save the lives of crew and passengers. The emergency floatation system is currently in the certification… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 09-Nov-18

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IHST: Making Life & Death Decisions: A Case Study of a Fatal Helicopter Accident

IHST: Making Life & Death Decisions: A Case Study of a Fatal Helicopter Accident

The International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org) is partnering with the FAA Safety Team for the first of several two-hour workshops aimed at discussing the grey areas of safety decisions faced by helicopter pilots during critical moments. The workshop is free and participants can register here: https://www.faasafety.gov/SPANS/event_details.aspx?eid=86202&caller=/SPANS/events/EventList.aspx The session will be a deep dive into one… Read more »

Source: IHST, 09-Nov-18

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STARS wins international competition

STARS wins international competition

After showcasing their skills on the world stage, members of STARS’ air medical crew ultimately won the prestigious Association of Air Medical Services’ (AAMS) 2018 Sim Cup on Tuesday. Flight nurse Jenny Thorpe and flight paramedic Matt Hogan represented STARS at the annual critical care skills contest, held during the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC)… Read more »

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Leonardo sells 15 AW139s into China, with 160 to follow

Leonardo sells 15 AW139s into China, with 160 to follow

Leonardo announced that Sino-US Intercontinental Helicopter Investment (Sino-US) of China has signed contracts for 15 AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The announcement was made during the China International Import Expo in Shanghai in the presence of the Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development, Labour and Social Policies Luigi Di Maio. The aircraft,… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 09-Nov-18

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APSA seeks nominees for Board of Directors

APSA seeks nominees for Board of Directors

Be a part of APSA’s Board of Directors. The nomination period for APSA elected offices for the term of July 2019 through July 2021 will be open through December 15, 2018. NOMINATIONS MUST INCLUDE: Name of nominee. Position for which the person is being nominated. Person making the nomination. Both the person being nominated and the person… Read more »

Source: APSA, 09-Nov-18

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China and Russia ready to sign on heavy-lift helicopter

China and Russia ready to sign on heavy-lift helicopter

China and Russia have concluded discussions on a joint venture creating a heavy-lift helicopter and are ready to sign a general contract. China’s Avicopter will oversee most of the development and designs and Russia’s Russian Helicopters will be developing certain angles and components, reports TASS.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Nov-18

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Aerotex launches Wall Blanket Kit

Aerotex launches Wall Blanket Kit

Weight saving and fuel efficiency in the aviation industry has always been a priority in achieving optimum productivity among aircraft operators, airlines and aviation companies, and as an intelligent response to the industry’s increasing demand, specifically, in cost-effectiveness through weight and carbon footprint reduction, Aerotex Aircaft Interiors, recently launched its engineer-certified and tested wall blanket… Read more »

Source: Aerotex, 06-Nov-18

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EASA 12th Rotorcraft Symposium

EASA 12th Rotorcraft Symposium

The 2018 Symposium, 4th – 5th December 2018, will feature about 30 presentations on the latest developments in the rotorcraft industry with a strong focus on Safety. EASA will present the main elements of the future Rotorcraft Strategic Safety Roadmap. Join and engage with about 300 participants across the industry on: How can technologies help… Read more »

Source: EASA, 06-Nov-18

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Medical Air Rescue Company signs for an Airbus H130

Medical Air Rescue Company signs for an Airbus H130

In keeping with its commitment to provide exceptional patient care, Medical Air Rescue Company (MARC) will soon operate its first Airbus helicopter, the versatile single-engine H130, following a signature ceremony at the 2018 Air Medical Transport Conference in Phoenix, AZ. The acquisition is part of a long-term plan by the provider to modernize its fleet… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 06-Nov-18

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FlightSafety to build AH-IZ and UH-1Y training devices for US Navy

FlightSafety to build AH-IZ and UH-1Y training devices for US Navy

FlightSafety International has been selected by the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NA WCTSD) to design and manufacture Flight Training Devices for the AH-I Z and the UH-1Y. The devices will be installed at the Marine Air Corps Station Futenma in Okinawa, Japan. They will feature FlightSafety’s latest advances in simulation technology. This… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 06-Nov-18

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BAE Systems Awarded $46M Contract for MK41 Vertical Launch System Engineering Designs

BAE Systems Awarded $46M Contract for MK41 Vertical Launch System Engineering Designs

BAE Systems Land & Armaments L.P., Minneapolis, Minnesota, is being awarded a $45,899,932 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-5325) for mechanical design agent engineering services in support of the MK41 Vertical Launch System. The MK 41 Vertical Launch System provides a missile launching system for CG-47 and DDG- 51 class surface combatants of the Navy,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Nov-18

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New CAAA UAV Tilt Rotor

New CAAA UAV Tilt Rotor

The Chinese Academy of Aerospace and Aerodynamics (CAAA) has recently revealed their new unmanned tilt-rotor, the CH-10. The UAV is a combination of helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft, which enables  it to land and take-off vertically as well as cruise over long distances, reports Global Times.

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Nov-18

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Web Manuals celebrates first Canadian Customer

Web Manuals celebrates first Canadian Customer

Web Manuals Inc, developer of the world standard in digital documentation solutions for the aviation industry, is celebrating winning its first Canadian customer after exhibiting at its most successful NBAA-BACE trade show to date. Fig Air, the Toronto-based VIP helicopter charter operator, will use Web Manuals to digitally edit and review its technical manuals, before… Read more »

Source: Web Manuals Inc, 05-Nov-18

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Virginia Beach Police welcome MD530F

Virginia Beach Police welcome MD530F

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) celebrates the delivery of a new MD 530F helicopter to the Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD). As the first MD Helicopters-brand aircraft to join the VBPD Aviation Unit since the Helicopter Operations unit was established, the new MD 530F will be a powerful, reliable addition to their fleet, and will deliver… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 05-Nov-18

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Kongsberg opens new transmission MRO facility for AW101 and NH90

Kongsberg opens new transmission MRO facility for AW101 and NH90

Leonardo congratulates Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace on the opening of its new AW101 and NH90 helicopter transmissions MRO and test facility in Kongsberg, Norway. The new facility will provide an in-country capability for the Norwegian AW101 and NH90 helicopter fleets as well as supporting other AW101 and NH90 helicopters throughout Scandinavia and for other international… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 05-Nov-18

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KADEX Now Distributing Donaldson Filters

KADEX Now Distributing Donaldson Filters

The biggest names in aerospace rely on Donaldson’s ever-evolving portfolio of filtration solutions. A deep understanding of the aerospace industry, coupled with the most innovative products, has resulted in a robust product line that meets the needs of those who operate ground vehicles, airplanes, rotorcraft, space and marine vehicles. KADEX is excited to offer the… Read more »

Source: KADEX Aero Supply, 05-Nov-18

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IHST Launches New Global Survey

IHST Launches New Global Survey

The International Helicopter Safety Team has initiated its fourth annual survey of civil helicopter operators located in key regions around the world in order to gain a broader understanding of where safety initiatives are being implemented.  A link to the survey form can be found on the IHST web site: http://ihst.org/Default.aspx?tabid=2593 The IHST’s worldwide regional teams have… Read more »

Source: IHST, 05-Nov-18

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New Zealand certifies current Enstrom models

New Zealand certifies current Enstrom models

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation was granted New Zealand Type Acceptance for its Enstrom F-28/280/480 Series helicopters by the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand in September. “The Enstrom helicopters, with their rugged features and great safety record are a perfect fit for New Zealand,” said Dennis Martin, Director of Marketing and Sales. “The three bladed, fully… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 05-Nov-18

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Babcock H145 gains 100 poppies to mark Armistice Day centenary

Babcock H145 gains 100 poppies to mark Armistice Day centenary

Babcock has emblazoned one of its life saving air ambulance helicopters with a spectacular garland of exactly 100 poppies – one for each year since the guns in the First World War fell silent. The dramatic new livery, designed to help mark the centenary of the Armistice, stretches all around the aircraft and sits alongside… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 05-Nov-18

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Dart adds online quotes to website

Dart adds online quotes to website

About a little over a year ago, DART departed on a new quest – eCommerce. The company had the goal to develop a new platform that would ease the purchasing process for clients and partners. Before embarking on this eCommerce adventure, DART’s objectives were clear: Improve customer experience : With 24/7 access to net pricing… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 05-Nov-18

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SAFE delivers B206 Maintenance Stands to United Rotorcraft

SAFE delivers B206 Maintenance Stands to United Rotorcraft

S.A.F.E Structure Designs — a global leader that designs, engineers, and manufactures custom ergonomic aircraft and marine maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, and hangar equipment — announced that it has successfully delivered its RW-SS1-B206-S and RW-SS2-B206-S Engine, Transmission, and Main Rotor Head maintenance stands to United Rotorcraft Air Methods in Decatur, Texas for their fleet… Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E Structure Designs, 05-Nov-18

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Boeing Awarded $43M Contract for Four MH-47G

Boeing Awarded $43M Contract for Four MH-47G

Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, has been awarded a $42,835,847 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification under delivery order H92241-18-F-0022-P00002 for four new build MH-47G rotary wing aircrafts. The contract modification satisfies an urgent need to sustain U.S. Special Operations Forces heavy assault, rotary wing aircrafts.  The contract modification is funded with fiscal 2018 procurement; and aircraft procurement, Army… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 02-Nov-18

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IHST identifies accident prevention measures

IHST identifies accident prevention measures

The International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org) has initiated its fourth annual survey of civil helicopter operators located in key regions around the world in order to gain a broader understanding of where safety initiatives are being implemented. A link to the survey form can be found on the IHST web site: http://ihst.org/Default.aspx?tabid=2593 The IHST’s worldwide… Read more »

Source: IHST, 02-Nov-18

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FAA Relaunches ADS-B Out Rebate

FAA Relaunches ADS-B Out Rebate

The FAA today announced it is relaunching its $500 ADS-B rebate program effective immediately and through Oct. 11, 2019. The Aency is making $4,900,000 available under the rebate program, which will fund 9,792 ADS-B Out installations. As of Jan. 1, 2020, aircraft flying in airspace where a transponder is necessary today will be required to… Read more »

Source: FAA, 02-Nov-18

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Bell appoints first Independent Representative in Canada

Bell appoints first Independent Representative in Canada

Bell announced HelicoStore, a Quebec based company, as the first Independent Representative in Canada. “Bell’s independent representative family allows us to BEST serve our customers around the world and we believe our friends at helicostore will be a great addition to this network allowing us to ENHANCE our customer expereince and expand our commerical business… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 02-Nov-18

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Ryan Aerospace sells three VR helicopter simulators to Royal Australian Navy

Ryan Aerospace sells three VR helicopter simulators to Royal Australian Navy

Deputy Commander Fleet Air Arm, Captain Grant O’Loughlan, Royal Australian Navy took possession of three Ryan Aerospace virtual reality helicopter simulators earlier this week at an official handover ceremony at HMAS Albatross, Nowra, NSW Australia. The three simulators will be used by the Fleet Air Arm’s Naval Aviation Prospects Scheme as an engagement tool to… Read more »

Source: Ryan Aerospace, 02-Nov-18

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SENER and Babcock deliver 6th Spanish Navy upgraded AB212

SENER and Babcock deliver 6th Spanish Navy upgraded AB212

SENER and Babcock have delivered the sixth helicopter to successfully complete its life extension program (PEVH in its Spanish acronym) to the Spanish Defence Ministry’s General Armaments and Materials Department (DGAM in its Spanish acronym). Thanks to this program, seven Spanish Navy AB-212 helicopters that became operational in 1974 will have their useful life extended… Read more »

Source: SENER, 02-Nov-18

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CAA Nepal preparing new Heli-Lane in Kathmandu

CAA Nepal preparing new Heli-Lane in Kathmandu

 The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal in response to the increasing Helicopter traffic has decided to amend the existing Heli-Lanes. Nepal has a booming private helicopter industry. Deputy Director General (DDG.2) for CAA Nepal, Mr Rajan Pokharel stated that the authorities will expand the new routes so that there will be no problem in operating… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 01-Nov-18

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DRS Network & Imaging Systems Awarded $19M Contract for MH-60, AH-1Z, and UH-1Y Processors

DRS Network & Imaging Systems Awarded $19M Contract for MH-60, AH-1Z, and UH-1Y Processors

DRS Network & Imaging Systems LLC, Melbourne, Florida, is being awarded an $18,906,754 modification (P00010) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-16-C-0015) for the procurement of 121 distributed aperture infrared countermeasure sensors and 30 processors for the Navy for MH-60, AH-1Z, and UH-1Y aircraft.  Work will be performed in Dallas, Texas, and is expected to… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Nov-18

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Dyncorp Awarded $54M Contract for H-60 Support Equipment

Dyncorp Awarded $54M Contract for H-60 Support Equipment

Dyncorp International LLC, Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $54,411,494 for modification P00015 to exercise an option to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable contract (N6893617C0052).  This option provides for aircraft maintenance, modification and aircrew support for the Naval Test Wing Pacific.  Support to be provided includes organizational-level aircraft maintenance and logistics support on aircraft, systems/subsystems… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Nov-18

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Mi-171A2 and Ansat to take part in Airshow China

Mi-171A2 and Ansat to take part in Airshow China

The holding company Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation) will for the first time be presenting full-scale equipment samples at the exhibition in Asia – the Mi-171A2 and Ansat helicopters will be participating in the Airshow China 2018 flight program. Following the airshow, the helicopters will go on a demonstration tour of countries in… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 01-Nov-18

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US Coast Guard Contracts Priority 1 Air Rescue

US Coast Guard Contracts Priority 1 Air Rescue

Priority 1 Air Rescue (P1AR), a world leader in helicopter Search and Rescue (SAR) mission operational support and training, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to provide instructor led ab-initio to advanced level helicopter hoist operator training for flight mechanic aircrews operating both… Read more »

Source: Priority 1 Air Rescue, 01-Nov-18

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CNC Technologies Designed Mission Suite Featured at IACP

CNC Technologies Designed Mission Suite Featured at IACP

CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, recently concluded a successful appearance at this month’s IACP event joining the Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO) in showcasing its CNC-designed airborne mission suite at the Airbus booth. Tapped earlier this year to develop the mission suites for… Read more »

Source: CNC Technologies, 01-Nov-18

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Norwegian NH90 Procurement Criticised

Norwegian NH90 Procurement Criticised

Norway’s Auditor General has been criticising NHIndustries as well as the Norwegian Ministry of Defence for not calculating risks involved the NH90 helicopter procurement programme. The helicopters were supposed to be delivered in 2008, but as of have not been. The Auditor General has commented that majority of the responsibility for the delays lies with… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-Oct-18

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US Army Tests DARPA Autonomous Flight System

US Army Tests DARPA Autonomous Flight System

An S-76B commercial helicopter flew over a small crowd gathered at Fort Eustis, Virginia, landed in an adjacent field after adjusting to miss a vehicle, and rose up to hover perfectly motionless for several minutes. The mid-October demonstration was remarkable because the pilot carried out the maneuvers using supervised autonomy in an aircraft equipped with… Read more »

Source: DARPA, 31-Oct-18

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Bell expands Flight Research Center

Bell expands Flight Research Center

On October 25, Bell revealed our expanded Flight Research Center (FRC) in Arlington, TX. This state-of-the-art facility houses many of our newest technology and innovations including the Bell V-280 Valor, 525 Relentless, V-247 Vigilant and the Autonomous Pod Transport (APT). During the ceremony, attendees were able to see the Bell V-280 in action: Our new… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 31-Oct-18

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Volocopter to Test eVTOL Air Taxis

Volocopter to Test eVTOL Air Taxis

Volocopter, the pioneer in urban air mobility, announced during Autonomy – the Summit of Urban Mobility in Paris, that they will perform a next set of inner urban flight tests in Singapore. The series of test that are scheduled to take place in the second half of 2019 are supported by the Ministry of Transport… Read more »

Source: Volocopter, 31-Oct-18

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DRF Luftrettung appointments Chairman of the Supervisory Board

DRF Luftrettung appointments Chairman of the Supervisory Board

[electronic translation] Filderstadt. Dr. hc Rudolf Böhmler was re-elected a few days ago as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the DRF Foundation Luftrettung gemeinnützige AG for a further five years. Other members are René Closter, President of the Luxembourg Air Rescue and the graduate in business administration and business psychologist Annette Sohns. Böhmler was a member of the… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 30-Oct-18

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Bell 407GXi Certified by FAA

Bell 407GXi Certified by FAA

The Bell 407GXi has been validated by the FAA after receiving certification from Transport Canada earlier this year. Chilean based customer, Eagle Copters, took delivery of the first Bell 407GXi to be used for corporate transportation. Bell announced the latest enhancements to the popular Bell 407 platform featuring improved pilot awareness, higher precision navigation, enhanced… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 30-Oct-18

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Airbus to participate at New Zealand Defence Industry Association Forum

Airbus to participate at New Zealand Defence Industry Association Forum

Airbus will this week join other international aerospace and government agencies exhibiting at the New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA) Forum. Now in its 21st year, the event is taking place 30 October – 1 November at the Palmerston North Central Energy Trust Arena. Airbus is located at Stands 14 – 15 with an exhibit… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 30-Oct-18

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Omaha Police to move between airports

Omaha Police to move between airports

A plan has been put forward for the Omaha Police Department to spend $1.2 million on an expansion of the Blair Municipal Airport. They are currently housed at the North Omaha Airport, but the police say that the move will help ensure stability through a long-term lease. The City Council will consider and vote on… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Oct-18

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Victoria Police to replace Dauphins with AW139s

Victoria Police to replace Dauphins with AW139s

Victoria Police will be equipped with three new helicopters and an aeroplane in a significant boost to the air support provided to police across the state. The four new aircraft will be delivered in 2020 and will replace the existing fleet of four helicopters. The contracts to acquire the new aircraft were announced today. Acting… Read more »

Source: Victoria Police, 29-Oct-18

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ECSU Talks of Helicopter Pilot Training

ECSU Talks of Helicopter Pilot Training

Elizabeth City State University is looking into starting a helicopter pilot training program. The program was thought of two years ago and there are talks of them joining with North American Helicopter for helicopter training. They are also starting a new unmanned aircraft program in 2019, where students will be taught how to fly drones… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Oct-18

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Australia issues a RFI for Special Ops helicopters

Australia issues a RFI for Special Ops helicopters

The Australian Department of Defence has started purchasing new helicopters for their special forces with the release of an RFI. The helicopters they acquire should be able to be easily fitted with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance equipment. They are expecting the helicopter deliveries by 2023, reports Australian Aviation.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Oct-18

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Air Evac Lifeteam #78 Celebrates Decade of Work

Air Evac Lifeteam #78 Celebrates Decade of Work

Air Evac Lifeteam #78 base were happy to celebrate their 10th anniversary this year, on October 19. To commemorate the evening, they held an open house for the community. The base is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It houses 15 employees that make up flight paramedics, flight nurses, pilots, a maintenance… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Oct-18

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Ciopaer receives H135 with Helionix in police configuration

Ciopaer receives H135 with Helionix in police configuration

Airbus Helicopters delivered the first two H135 helicopters with Helionix in police configuration to its Brazilian customer Ciopaer. The two delivered helicopters will be used to reinforce public security in Ceará State, as well as providing support for aeromedical operations in other regions of the state. Ciopaer’s fleet already includes two AS350s and four twin-engine helicopters of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 29-Oct-18

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CHC Announces Australian Apprentices

CHC Announces Australian Apprentices

CHC Australia has appointed its first two engineering apprentices since February 2010, promoting two local Broome employees into the roles. Stuart Mackenzie and James Brown are CHC’s newest apprentices after successfully applying for the Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical) apprenticeships at the Broome base. Prior to the apprenticeship opportunity, James was a long-time ground crew employee… Read more »

Source: CHC, 29-Oct-18

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LifePort Announces AeroSled Upgrade

LifePort Announces AeroSled Upgrade

LifePort, a Sikorsky company, announced an AeroSled TS product upgrade today at the annual Air Medical Transport Conference. The design is based on feedback from the operator community and will significantly increase the durability of medical stretchers used on board civilian helicopters. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT). The upgrade of this legacy… Read more »

Source: LifePort, 29-Oct-18

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Bell launches certified training facilities

Bell launches certified training facilities

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the launch of Certified Training Facilities (CTFs) to expand its global training offering. CTFs such as Helideal, a Bell Independent Representative based in southern France, will provide the highest standard of initial and recurrent pilot training under the umbrella of the renowned Bell Training Academy. “The… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 26-Oct-18

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STARS to be first Canadian operator of first Airbus H145

STARS to be first Canadian operator of first Airbus H145

Following an extensive RFP process, Airbus’ H145 was selected as the fleet replacement aircraft for STARS air ambulance’s aging fleet, becoming the first H145s in HEMS configuration to enter Canada. The twin-engine H145 was chosen thanks to its exceptional HEMS heritage and safety record with its BK117 and EC145 predecessors. Offering the largest cabin in… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Oct-18

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Metro progresses with FOQA program

Metro progresses with FOQA program

Metro Aviation has always been committed to safety and through its Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) program, utilizing Outerlink IRIS FDM (flight data monitoring), the company is able to serve its customers with the highest degree of oversight, control and confidence that risk is reduced to the lowest possible point and safety and standardization are… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 26-Oct-18

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2019 Helicentre scholarships fund doubled

2019 Helicentre scholarships fund doubled

Helicentre Aviation Academy has allocated a further £75,000 in part-funded scholarship awards to its already generous 2018 Professional Helicopter Pilot Scholarship Programme. In the last five years the company has invested over £500,000 into training scholarships which have been awarded to pilots training at the Academy in a effort to meet the company’s ongoing requirement… Read more »

Source: Helicentre, 26-Oct-18

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Rotor Team named 15th Bell authorized Service Center

Rotor Team named 15th Bell authorized Service Center

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has named Rotor Team as the latest and 15th Bell authorized Service Center in Europe. “With the Bell fleet rapidly expanding in Europe, continuing to provide the highest level of local support to our customers is a top priority,” said Patrick Moulay, Senior Vice President, Commercial Business… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 26-Oct-18

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Airbus reinforces air medical market leadership

Airbus reinforces air medical market leadership

Airbus Helicopters is expanding its presence in the North American emergency medical services (EMS) market with the sale of six helicopters for two customers at the 2018 Air Medical Transport Conference, which took place in Phoenix, AZ from October 22-24.   “Airbus Helicopters has been supporting the air medical market in North America since its… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Oct-18

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Astronics Max-Viz Enhanced Vision System Certified by Sikorsky

Astronics Max-Viz Enhanced Vision System Certified by Sikorsky

Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO), a leading provider of advanced technologies for the global aerospace, defense and semiconductor industries, has worked with Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, to install and certify the Max-Viz 2300 Enhanced Vision System (EVS) on a new Sikorsky S-76D™ helicopter. Offered by Astronics’ wholly-owned subsidiary Astronics Max-Viz, the 2300 can now present… Read more »

Source: Astronics Corporation, 26-Oct-18

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Bell and Thales Collaborate

Bell and Thales Collaborate

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a teaming agreement with Thales, for the development of flight control systems for Bell’s vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft and on-demand mobility (ODM) solutions. “We continue to expand our team and capabilities for our ODM aircraft to bring the most advanced technology available and new… Read more »

Source: Thales, 26-Oct-18

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Metro customers honored during community awards

Metro customers honored during community awards

Metro Aviation recognized customer recipients of the Association of Air Medical Services Community Awards and those celebrating service milestones on Tuesday during its Annual Press Event at the 2018 Air Medical Transport Conference. The event highlighted AAMS Community Awards winners and programs celebrating 20 years or more of service. Customer AAMS Community Awards Include: David… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 26-Oct-18

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Sikorsky awarded $717M Contract for CH-53 and MH-53 Repair Support

Sikorsky awarded $717M Contract for CH-53 and MH-53 Repair Support

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $717,410,825 firm-fixed-priced, performance-based logistics requirements contract for logistics and repair support for 98 components in support of CH-53 and MH-53 aircraft weapon replaceable assembly components and their related shop replaceable assembly components. This contract includes a 50-month base period with no options. Work will be performed in… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 25-Oct-18

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Royal Thai Air Force receives two new H225Ms

Royal Thai Air Force receives two new H225Ms

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has taken delivery of its seventh and eighth H225M (previously known as EC725) multirole utility helicopters. Since 2012, the RTAF has placed orders for a total of 12 H225Ms under its fleet modernisation programme. Belonging to a contract signed in 2016, these new additions will join the air force’s existing fleet of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Oct-18

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Able Earns Nadcap Accreditations

Able Earns Nadcap Accreditations

Aircraft repair and overhaul leader Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Aviation Inc. company, has expanded its ability to serve key industry segments with three new accreditations from Nadcap, the global program denoting superior competency in aerospace-specific special processes capabilities. The new Nadcap accreditations recognize Able’s non-destructive testing, chemical processing and shot peen capabilities, all part… Read more »

Source: Able Aerospace, 25-Oct-18

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Bell on display at Marrakech Air Show 2018

Bell on display at Marrakech Air Show 2018

Visit Bell’s chalet N04 to discover our next-generation aircraft on static display at Marrakech Air Show 2018: The AH-1Z is the most advanced helicopter in the world. Built for expeditionary warfare, the aircraft is rugged, reliable and lethal. It’s small logistical footprint provides exceptional operating value and gives you the lowest acquisition, operation and lifecycle… Read more »

25-Oct-18

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Pulselite® Bird Strike Prevention System STC Updated

Pulselite® Bird Strike Prevention System STC Updated

Precise Flight, Inc. has updated its Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Pulselite® Bird Strike Prevention System to include installation instructions for the Bell 407GX and 407GXP variations. The recent exponential growth in global bird populations, combined with the increase in global air traffic, has caused bird strikes to… Read more »

Source: Precise Flight, 25-Oct-18

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