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Turkish Engine Industries Tests new Engine

Turkish Engine Industries Tests new Engine

The Turkish Minister of Technology, Mustafa Varank, visited Turkish Engine Industries recently to test the new TS1400 turboshaft engine. The engine is being developed for the T625 Gokbey helicopter. Both the helicopter and its engine are another step forward to Turkey releasing dependence on outside companies, as they were both designed and made by TEI… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Jan-19

New solution to reduce the maintenance burden of H145

New solution to reduce the maintenance burden of H145

Airbus Helicopters developed, within the 2018 top irritant program, a new solution to reduce the maintenance burden on the Main Rotor Blade vibration absorber for the H145 aircraft: To switch the lubricating oil type in the vibration absorbers from MIL-PRF-23699 (CM 103) to ZNF-L-3001(CM 1001). The oil change requires approximately 2 hours per blade for a dynamic… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Jan-19

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Los Andes receives a second H145

Los Andes receives a second H145

Airbus has delivered a second H145 helicopter to Servicios Aéreos Los Andes, a Peruvian operator specializing in air services for the energy industry. It is the second aircraft of this model that Los Andes receives under a leasing contract with Waypoint Leasing. The new helicopter will be based in Kiteni, near Cuzco, and will carry… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Jan-19

Helicopter Simulators – Global Market Outlook to 2026

Helicopter Simulators – Global Market Outlook to 2026

The “Helicopter Simulator – Global Market Outlook (2017-2026)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. “Helicopter Simulator – Global Market Outlook (2017-2026)” Some of the factors propelling the market are huge investments are being made in the advancements of helicopter simulators and increasing demand for commercial aircraft. However, high manufacturing cost and frequent technical faults… Read more »

Source: Research and Markets, 28-Jan-19

US Airlines recruit Army helicopter pilots to ease shortage

US Airlines recruit Army helicopter pilots to ease shortage

US Airlines have started recruiting helicopter pilots from the US Army to fill the pilot shortage. Pilots from the army are easier to adapt and quick to learn. The pilot shortage was hit hard by the FAA changing the amount of training hours from 250 to 1,500. Army pilots however, only require 750 hours. They… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Jan-19

Leonardo awarded contract to support MOD fleet

Leonardo awarded contract to support MOD fleet

The MOD has awarded a five-year, multi-million-pound deal to Leonardo Helicopters (UK) for the support of the existing fleet of 50 Apache attack helicopters.Defence Minister Stuart Andrew announced the £293 million contract with Leonardo Helicopters during a visit to the company’s site in Yeovil where some of the vital work on the aircraft will take place…. Read more »

Source: UK Government, 28-Jan-19

The Global Military Rotorcraft Market

The Global Military Rotorcraft Market

The “Military Rotorcraft – Global Market Outlook (2017-2026)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. According to this report, the Global Military Rotorcraft is accounted for $1,798.13 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach $2,429.43 billion by 2026 growing at a CAGR of 3.4% during the forecast period. Advancement in technology, the necessity for the replacement of aging… Read more »

Source: Research and Markets, 28-Jan-19

East Anglia Air Ambulance founder recognised with award

East Anglia Air Ambulance founder recognised with award

On the 25th October, one of EAAA’s founding member’s Gerry Hermer, received this year’s Sword of Honour from the Honourable Company of Air Pilots. Gerry was instrumental in the initial set up of East Anglian Air Ambulance, but his dedication to the whole aviation industry spanned more than five decades. Gerry originally worked as an… Read more »

Source: East Anglia Air Ambulance, 28-Jan-19

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LifeFlight of Maine Creates Remote Access Project

LifeFlight of Maine Creates Remote Access Project

LifeFlight of Maine has created a new program to help them improve service to remote areas. The Remote Access Project has over 120 remote access landing zones, these are on private land, with permission. At each site there is a large yellow marker showing a LifeFlight helicopters, as well as grid coordinates, location name and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Jan-19

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STARS launches lottery with 2809 prizes

STARS launches lottery with 2809 prizes

When you hear the sound of a STARS helicopter, you know it is involved in a life-saving mission. When you buy your STARS lottery ticket, you join the fight to save lives. The 26th edition of the STARS lottery launched today offering 2,809 prizes, valued at over $4.5 million. LUCKY STARS 50/50 is back again and this year a lucky ticket… Read more »

Source: STARS, 28-Jan-19

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Poland Plans on Mi-24 Fleet Upgrade

Poland Plans on Mi-24 Fleet Upgrade

Poland is looking to upgrade their aging Mi-24 attack helicopters to extend their lives until 2022. They will be reaching out, from July to September, to vendors with RFIs. They acquired the Mi-24s in 1979. They currently use two thirds of this fleet, with the plan to purchase a new fleet of 32 attack helicopters… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Jan-19

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WinAir Launches New Website

WinAir Launches New Website

WinAir is excited to announce the launch of a newly designed company website that is focused on the unique business requirements of Operators, Heliops, MROs, and CAMOs. This new website, which can be accessed at www.winair.ca, provides users with a sleek, image-rich, and updated user experience that streamlines and simplifies website navigation. This makes it… Read more »

Source: WinAir, 28-Jan-19

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Skyquest awarded landing pad lights contract

Skyquest awarded landing pad lights contract

The U.S. State Department, the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Bureau has awarded Skyquest Aviation a contract for providing Helicopter Lights to the U.S. Embassy, Mexico.  This Purchase Order is worth $212K with delivery NLT 10 February 2019. Skyquest Aviation President, William Tresky announced, “We are pleased to continue our longstanding relationship… Read more »

Source: Skyquest Aviation, 28-Jan-19

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SPAES procures nine medical racks for EC135 installation

SPAES procures nine medical racks for EC135 installation

For a customer in the field of air rescue SPAES GmbH & Co. KG procured and certified each nine medical racks suitable for ventilators Dräger Oxylog 3000 plus / Hamilton T1 as well as for Perfusor® Braun compact S in helicopter EC 135. The racks for the ventilator are mounted on the track system at the ceiling of… Read more »

Source: SPAES GmbH & Co. KG, 28-Jan-19

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Global UAV flies first drone-based geothermal energy survey

Global UAV flies first drone-based geothermal energy survey

Global UAV Technologies Ltd. (CSE: UAV, OTC: YRLLF, FSE: YAB2) (the “Company” or “Global UAV”), a diversified and vertically integrated drone technology company, recently completed a drone-based geothermal energy exploration survey for Borealis GeoPower Inc. (“Borealis”). The survey is the first of its kind for Global UAV utilizing both geophysical and thermal imaging sensors over… Read more »

Source: Global UAV Technologies, 28-Jan-19

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Boeing Autonomous Passenger Air Vehicle Completes First Flight

Boeing Autonomous Passenger Air Vehicle Completes First Flight

Boeing [NYSE: BA] successfully completed the first test flight of its autonomous passenger air vehicle (PAV) prototype in Manassas, Virginia. Boeing NeXt, which leads the company’s urban air mobility efforts, utilized Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences to design and develop the electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and will continue testing to advance the… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 28-Jan-19

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Sikorsky, Boeing Provide First Look at SB>1 DEFIANT™

Sikorsky, Boeing Provide First Look at SB>1 DEFIANT™

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company [NYSE: LMT], and Boeing [NYSE: BA] provided the first look at the SB>1 DEFIANT™ helicopter the companies have developed for the U.S. Army’s Joint Multi-Role technology demonstrator program. The SB>1 DEFIANT™ is designed to fly at twice the speed and range of today’s conventional helicopters and offers advanced agility and… Source: Sikorsky, 27-Jan-19

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Saudi Aramco introduces H145 to fleet

Saudi Aramco introduces H145 to fleet

Saudi Aramco operates in some of the world’s most remote areas, and the Aviation Department supports and enables the company to reach its strategic goals by operating in these remote areas. To meet the increasing complexity and sophistication of our operations, Aviation has initiated a fleet replacement strategy that oversees the replacement of its helicopters… Read more »

Source: h145-aramco1, 25-Jan-19

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Vertical Flight Society Announces Surge in Membership

Vertical Flight Society Announces Surge in Membership

The Vertical Flight Society, the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, announces that it has experienced strong growth in all its membership categories, thanks to the unprecedented global investment in advanced new military and civil vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Worldwide increases in funding from governments and industry are fueling the… Read more »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 25-Jan-19

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Boston MedFlight Releases Helicopter Landing Zone Safety Training Video

Boston MedFlight Releases Helicopter Landing Zone Safety Training Video

Boston MedFlight, a nonprofit, nationally recognized critical care medical transport organization that partners with a consortium of academic medical centers, has produced a helicopter landing zone safety video training series developed for use by Massachusetts first responders and air ambulance companies operating in the Commonwealth. This is the first landing zone safety video series created specifically for… Read more »

Source: Boston MedFlight, 25-Jan-19

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V-280 Valor reaches 280 knots true airspeed

V-280 Valor reaches 280 knots true airspeed

Building on a full year’s worth of testing and more than 85 hours of flight time, Bell’s V-280 Valor reached its namesake cruising speed of 280 knots true airspeed this week. Bell and Team Valor continue to methodically and very successfully expand the flight envelope. The aircraft continues to prove its performance is well beyond… Read more »

Source: Bell, 25-Jan-19

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US aerial firefighters on track for ADS-B deadline

US aerial firefighters on track for ADS-B deadline

With less than a year remaining, aerial firefighters are on-track to meet the January 1, 2020 deadline for ADS-B Out equipment installations. After that date, any noncompliant helicopter or fixed wing aircraft will have limited access to US airspace. ADS-B (automatic dependent surveillance broadcast) is considered an essential tool of 21st century air traffic management… Read more »

Source: Helimax Aviation, 25-Jan-19

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Airbus sees strong sales increase in 2018

Airbus sees strong sales increase in 2018

Airbus Helicopters delivered 356 rotorcraft and logged gross orders for 413 helicopters (net: 381) in 2018 (up from 350 gross orders in 2017), maintaining its lead in the civil & parapublic market while reinforcing its position in the military market thanks to key successes with international campaigns. The company also booked 148 orders for light… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Jan-19

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Bell takes 505 to Nepal for demo flights

Bell takes 505 to Nepal for demo flights

Simrik Heli Trades, an Independent Local Agent of Bell Helicopter for Nepal will conduct Bell Jet Ranger X Experimental and Demonstration Flight for the helicopter operator for the first time in Nepal. The Experimental and Demonstration flight will be carried out at high altitude of Nepal to test the performance of the Bell Jet Ranger… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 24-Jan-19

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Afghan MD530Fs to receive safety and endurance upgrades

Afghan MD530Fs to receive safety and endurance upgrades

The Afghan Air Force will be upgrading their MD530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters. This upgrade will include crashworthy and auxiliary fuel tanks to ensure their safety, endurance and range. The US Army is looking for vendors to source and install the fuel tanks. The Afghan Air Force currently own 30 MD530F helicopters and have 25 more… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Jan-19

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H145 New Engine Mount Bushing

H145 New Engine Mount Bushing

Airbus Helicopters is proposing a new solution to prevent delamination of engine mount bushings, thus improving their reliability. The solution consists of a new engine bushing made of steel mesh that can be installed without any modification to the engine mounts, in approximately 8 hours. As a result, the 50 Flight Hours repetitive inspections will… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 24-Jan-19

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NHV awarded offshore contract

NHV awarded offshore contract

The NHV Group today announced a new contract with Elia to provide helicopter services in support of the construction of a high voltage electricity grid in the Belgian part of the North Sea. The operations are expected to start in April 2019. Flights will depart from NHV’s base in Ostend. NHV will support this project… Read more »

Source: NHV Group, 24-Jan-19

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AMSTAT releases AMSTAT for Salesforce

AMSTAT releases AMSTAT for Salesforce

AMSTAT, the leading provider of business aircraft market, fleet and operator information, announces the release of AMSTAT for Salesforce, a new fully integrated app for the Salesforce® CRM. This new application is available as an upgrade for existing AMSTAT Premier subscribers, is subscribed to through AMSTAT and is downloadable from the Salesforce AppExchange® (www.appexchange.com). AMSTAT… Read more »

Source: AMSTAT, 24-Jan-19

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Rosaviatsiya validates Ansat high-altitude operation

Rosaviatsiya validates Ansat high-altitude operation

Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) certified the increase in take-off/landing altitude of Ansat helicopter to 3,500 m. Major change approval is issued on the basis of trials conducted in summer 2018 at Mount Elbrus. The document allows Ansat to operate in high-altitude conditions. Before that the helicopter take-off and landing altitude was limited to 1,000… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 24-Jan-19

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Devon Air Ambulance extends hours to 2am

Devon Air Ambulance extends hours to 2am

We are very pleased to announce another extension of the operational hours of the emergency service, which will now fly until 2 am every day of the week with immediate effect. DAA’s Chief Executive Heléna Holt, said: This landmark is another step towards our goal of eventually providing Devon with a 24-hour emergency Air Ambulance… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 24-Jan-19

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Ultimate Heli deploys three helicopters to Antarctica

Ultimate Heli deploys three helicopters to Antarctica

Ultimate HELI is a world class provider of helicopter services, supplying the safest and the most efficient helicopter charter, helicopter maintenance, advanced helicopter training, utility helicopters and helicopter support worldwide. We are proud to announce that we have deployed 2 x Bell 412EP’s and 1 x Airbus Helicopter AS350B2 to Antarctica that departed Cape Town… Read more »

Source: Ultimate Heli, 24-Jan-19

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Congressman introduces legislation to promote safer fuel systems

Congressman introduces legislation to promote safer fuel systems

This week, Congressman Joe Neguse (CO-02), alongside Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) introduced the Safe Helicopters Now Act, legislation to provide helicopter manufacturers with a tax credit for retrofitting existing emergency helicopters with safer fuel systems. “Emergency helicopters and the people who pilot them are on the front lines of some of the toughest times for… Read more »

Source: Neguse House, 24-Jan-19

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Columbia Helicopters Still Aims to Sell

Columbia Helicopters Still Aims to Sell

Columbia Helicopters is still happy to the sell itself to a Texas company, even though the buyers have been plunging their stock. As soon as the company announced they were to acquire Columbia Helicopters, Bristow investors began selling shares in the company, driving their stock from $10.04 to $3.16. The fast decline in Bristow stock has… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Jan-19

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Irish SAR pilots to take industrial action

Irish SAR pilots to take industrial action

The Irish Coast Guard SAR plan to take industrial action on Thursday. They will be working a fixed roster of six days at work, with three days off. The company is operated under contract by CHC, which received an issue of notice of industrial action from Ialpa, a branch of the Fórsa trade union. The… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Jan-19

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Serbia to Order more Mi-17/Mi-35s from Russia

Serbia to Order more Mi-17/Mi-35s from Russia

Serbia has recently ordered 3 additional Mi-17 transport helicopters and 7 Mi-35 combat helicopters from Russia. Serbian President Aleksander Vucic has commented that he is happy with the military-technical cooperation between Serbia and Russia, reports Defence Blog.

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Jan-19

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Rolls-Royce Awarded $36M Contract for Delivery of 17 V-22 AE1107C Engines

Rolls-Royce Awarded $36M Contract for Delivery of 17 V-22 AE1107C Engines

Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Indiana, is awarded $35,672,562 for modification P00007 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-17-C-0081).  This modification exercises an option to produce and deliver 17 AE1107C engines in support of the V-22 aircraft, to include one engine for the Marine Corps, eight engines for the Navy, and eight engines for the government of… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Jan-19

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New police airbase in Essex

New police airbase in Essex

Building work has started on a £4 million police airbase in Essex. Construction of the National Police Air Service (NPAS) airbase at North Weald Airfield is expected to run until autumn, with the first flights taking off before the end of 2019. Police helicopters and police planes will be able to fly from the base… Read more »

Source: National Police Air Service, 23-Jan-19

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Bell at SXSW 2019

Bell at SXSW 2019

In less than three months, over 70,000 will flock to Austin, Texas for the 2019 South by Southwest Conference. Bell is proud to be considered for several different sessions and panels exploring topics in On-Demand Mobility, Smart Cities, Intelligent Future, and more. Attending? Click below to add each event to your #SXSW2019 agenda. 1) Up… Read more »

Source: Bell, 22-Jan-19

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Bell Boeing JPO Awarded $144M Contract for V-22 Support

Bell Boeing JPO Awarded $144M Contract for V-22 Support

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, California, Maryland, has been awarded an estimated $143,863,184 firm-fixed-price requirements contract for performance based logistics and engineering support for the V-22 platform. 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 an 11-month base contract with four one-year… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 21-Jan-19

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Bell Awarded $440M Contract for AH-1Z Production

Bell Awarded $440M Contract for AH-1Z Production

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $439,563,841 for modification P00008 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive contract (N00019-17-C-0030).  This modification exercises an option for the production and delivery of 25 Lot 16 AH-1Z aircraft and 25 stores control units.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (60 percent); and Amarillo, Texas (40 percent), and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 21-Jan-19

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Airbus consolidates its global digital strategy

Airbus consolidates its global digital strategy

Airbus Helicopters is further paving a digital street through 4 newly signed partnerships with Maintenance Information Systems (MIS) providers that will connect their MRO databases with Airbus systems, making valuable helicopter maintenance data available to Airbus and its customers. Common data management is providing at least three benefits for customers: • Data loading time is… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 21-Jan-19

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Landing Support team completes V-22 night taining

Landing Support team completes V-22 night taining

Landing support specialist Marines with Landing Support Company, 3rd Transportation Support Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 3, 3rd Marine Logistics Group conducted external lift training at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 14-16, 2019. LS Co., 3rd TSB supported Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing during the training, which ensured… Read more »

Source: Landing Support Company, 21-Jan-19

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New CAP 1747 Report Identifies Optimum Strategy for Flight Crew HTAWS Alerts

New CAP 1747 Report Identifies Optimum Strategy for Flight Crew HTAWS Alerts

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has published its CAP 1747 report on research into the optimum means of alerting helicopter flight crews to alerts for Class A Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems (HTAWS). The report’s findings will provide input for the EUROCAE WG110 working group as part of the aviation standards organisation’s efforts to… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 21-Jan-19

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Indonesian Army selects 9 Bell 412EPI

Indonesian Army selects 9 Bell 412EPI

Bell announced that PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI), has signed a purchase agreement with the Indonesian Army for nine Bell 412EPI helicopters. Under the contract, Bell will deliver the nine helicopters to PTDI, who will then perform customization work before final delivery to the Indonesian Army. In 2016, Bell and PTDI signed an expanded Industrial and… Read more »

Source: Bell, 18-Jan-19

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NHV expands executive team

NHV expands executive team

NHV, a leading provider of B2B helicopter services, today announced the appointment of Mr Steffen Bay and Mr Bart Remmerie as members of the Executive Committee. With extensive management experience, both of them bring valuable leadership to NHV as the company plans for further international expansion. Mr Steffen Bay joins the NHV Group in the… Read more »

Source: NHV, 18-Jan-19

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HAL LCH Demonstrates Unique Capability

HAL LCH  Demonstrates Unique Capability

The Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) indigenously designed and developed by HAL achieved a unique milestone by successfully carrying out air to air missile firing on a moving aerial target. During the tests conducted in integrated test range at Chandipur, Odisha recently, Wg Cdr Subash P John, VM (Retd), test pilot, Col Ranjit Chitale, (Retd), Flight… Read more »

Source: HAL, 18-Jan-19

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The Air Ambulance Service Chairman steps down

The Air Ambulance Service Chairman steps down

The Air Ambulance Service Chair of Trustees John Williams will step down from the role this month after more than nine years in the leadership post. John, who lives near East Midlands Airport, has overseen substantial growth and development of the charity and will continue to play an active role as a member of the… Read more »

Source: The Air Ambulance Service, 18-Jan-19

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Sikorsky Awarded $7M Contract for CH-53K Systems Modifications

Sikorsky Awarded $7M Contract for CH-53K Systems Modifications

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded $7,026,164 for cost-plus-fixed-fee modification P00017 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm/cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-16-C-0048).  This modification provides for Automated Logistics Environment software maintenance operating systems and obsolescence avoidance in support of the low rate initial production CH-53K aircraft.  The work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, and is expected to… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 17-Jan-19

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Adar Poonawalla takes delivery of India’s first ACH145

Adar Poonawalla takes delivery of India’s first ACH145

Airbus has delivered India’s first fully customised, ACH145 helicopter to Mr Adar Poonawalla, CEO and Executive Director of Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer by doses. This marks the entry of the highly successful twin engine helicopter into India’s private and business aviation market. The helicopter will be ready to fly in… Read more »

Source: Airbus Corporate Helicopters, 17-Jan-19

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Helijet supports Power To Be with new partnership

Helijet supports Power To Be with new partnership

Helijet International and Power To Be are pleased to announce a new partnership that expands upon Helijet’s existing support of the non-profit organization with new financial assistance, and an in-kind sponsorship program. Power To Be supports people living with a barrier or disability access inclusive adventures in nature. Year-round programming includes hiking, kayaking, surfing and… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 17-Jan-19

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HeliOffshore Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

HeliOffshore Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

HeliOffshore has appointed its operations director François Lassale to the new position of chief operating officer (COO). The change in management structure takes account of the rapid growth of the safety-focused association’s global membership and activities in the four years since it was formed in October 2014. In his new role, Mr Lassale will be… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 17-Jan-19

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Unique Aerospace Physiology and Human Performance Update Course to be provided at Heli-Expo 2019

Unique Aerospace Physiology and Human Performance Update Course to be provided at Heli-Expo 2019

Once again, a vital, one of a kind lifesaving course on aerospace physiology for helicopter operators will be offered at this year’s Heli-Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. This year’s class will be taught on Sunday 3 March 2019. The course, taught by one of the industry’s leading subject matter experts, Dr. Dudley Crosson, will focus on… Read more »

Source: HAI, 17-Jan-19

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Triumph Awarded DLA Contract Extension

Triumph Awarded DLA Contract Extension

Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE:TGI) recently announced that the Defense Logistics Agency has awarded Triumph Integrated Systems with a five-year contract for indefinite quantity and delivery of Enhanced Digital Electronic Control Units (EDECUs) for use in the U.S. Army’s UH-60 Black Hawk and AH-64 Apache fleet. The contract, valued at more than $77 million, will enable… Read more »

Source: Triumph Group, 16-Jan-19

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Sikorsky grants Make-A-Wish® Foundation with a S-76 ride

Sikorsky grants Make-A-Wish® Foundation with a S-76 ride

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, today presented a check for $10,000 to the Make-A-Wish® Foundation. Sikorsky President Dan Schultz presented President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Connecticut Pamela Keough with the donation from funds raised by the Sikorsky Air Fire Department from T-shirt sales over the 2018 holiday season. Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 16-Jan-19

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7 trainee paramedics start at HIOW Air Ambulance

7 trainee paramedics start at HIOW Air Ambulance

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) have started the New Year with seven new trainee Critical Care paramedics joining the Charity Critical Care Team. The Charity made the appointments as a response to an increase in demand for the life-saving service. Missions across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight have doubled for the… Read more »

Source: HIOWAA, 16-Jan-19

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Bristow FY2019 Q3 earnings release and concall scheduled

Bristow FY2019 Q3 earnings release and concall scheduled

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), the leading provider of global industrial aviation services, announced today it will release financial results for its fiscal year 2019 third quarter ended December 31, 2018, after the market closes on Thursday, February 7, 2019. In conjunction with the release, Bristow has scheduled a conference call, which will be broadcast… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 16-Jan-19

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Donate Items to the HFI Silent Auction

Donate Items to the HFI Silent Auction

Are you looking for a meaningful (and potentially tax-deductible) way to raise your company’s profile at HAI HELI-EXPO 2019 in Atlanta? Consider a donation to the Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) Online Silent Auction. Donate an aviation-themed or general-interest item, or consider funding an auction item though a generous gift. Auction proceeds support the HFI Scholarship… Read more »

Source: HAI, 16-Jan-19

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USMC receives last UH-1Y Venom

USMC receives last UH-1Y Venom

When a UH-1Y Venom comes off the production line, it weighs more than 11,800 pounds. During the helicopter’s production phase, Marine Corps Lt. Col. Eric Strong has delivered that weight many times. Most significantly, he played a leading role in the program’s historic bookend deliveries. With anxiety looming due to unfamiliarity, Strong, a Defense Contract… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 15-Jan-19

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NEMSPA/USHST Joint IFR Helicopter Pilot Survey

NEMSPA/USHST Joint IFR Helicopter Pilot Survey

The National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA) in collaboration with the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) is conducting a survey to obtain information and insight on helicopter IFR issues and limitations facing todays helicopter pilots.  We are seeking input from ALL HELICOPTER PILOTS who hold an instrument rating conducting any form of helicopter operation that utilizes… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA/USHST, 15-Jan-19

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NHRMC Stations AirLink Aircraft at Medical Center

NHRMC Stations AirLink Aircraft at Medical Center

Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center has partnered with New Hanover Regional Medical Center to station an AirLink aircraft at the Brunswick campus to enable the rapid transport of patients who need critical, specialty interventions available at NHRMC and other trauma centers. “Patients in need of help aren’t focused on county lines,” said John Gizdic, NHRMC’s… Read more »

Source: NHRMC, 15-Jan-19

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CHC wins planning approval for Aberdeen facility upgrade

CHC wins planning approval for Aberdeen facility upgrade

CHC Helicopter Services has received planning approval from the Aberdeen City Council to upgrade their Dyce offices. The total work will come to a total of £965,000, reports Evening Express. They plan to extend the passenger lounge, revamp facades as well as create a new entrance.

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Jan-19

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Profile – Kathryn Purwin of Helinet

Profile – Kathryn Purwin of Helinet

Kathryn Purwin is the chief executive of Helinet Aviation. The company was founded in 1998 when Alan Purwin bought Helinet and merged it with his own company, West Coast Helicopters. The company has 17 helicopters, 14 drones and 32 out of the 83 employees are pilots. They assist in news coverage, organ transplant transportation and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Jan-19

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DRF Luftrettung opens 10th night flight station

DRF Luftrettung opens 10th night flight station

At the turn of the year, DRF Luftrettung put the Bautzen station into operation – and thus its tenth night-flight station nationwide. No other air rescue organization in Germany operates so many 24-hour stations. Throughout Europe, DRF air rescue is among the civil operators of the night-flight expert, with the most flying hours in the… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 14-Jan-19

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Austin Peay introduces first helicopter in its rotor-wing fleet

Austin Peay introduces first helicopter in its rotor-wing fleet

GOV 1 has landed. Austin Peay State University officials on Wednesday unveiled the first of three helicopters in its new rotor-wing fleet. The helicopters bolster the state’s first and only aviation science program with a rotor-wing concentration. Charlie Weigandt, the program’s director and chief helicopter pilot, circled the plaza beside the Art + Design building… Read more »

Source: Austin Peay, 14-Jan-19

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East Anglian Air Ambulance flies 25,000th mission

East Anglian Air Ambulance flies 25,000th mission

This week East Anglian Air Ambulance have attended their 25,000th mission. While difficult to celebrate because it means a patient has needed our care, we are delighted to reach this milestone figure, which highlights the vital need for our service. East Anglian Air Ambulance is a helicopter emergency medical service provider for the people of… Read more »

Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance, 14-Jan-19

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EASA certifies Bell 206 TT straps from Lord Corporation

EASA certifies Bell 206 TT straps from Lord Corporation

LORD Corporation–a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control – is now certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for Tension Torsion (TT) straps. The certification allows LORD to sell EASA-certified STC parts direct and through authorized distributors in Europe. “LORD is very pleased to offer TT straps directly to the… Read more »

Source: LORD Corporation, 14-Jan-19

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NHV awarded new contract with Ørsted

NHV awarded new contract with Ørsted

The NHV Group today announced a new contract with Ørsted to provide helicopter services in support of the Borssele 1+2 Offshore Wind farm. The operations are expected to start in May 2020. Flights will depart from NHV’s base in Zeeland to the Borssele Wind Farm, located 23 kilometres from Westkapelle in front of the Dutch… Read more »

Source: NHV, 14-Jan-19

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RUAG to upgrade eight Swiss Cougars

RUAG to upgrade eight Swiss Cougars

RUAG is set to upgrade the Cougar helicopters with state-of-the-art technology at their facilities in Emmen by mid-2022. Procured in 1998, the helicopters’ electronic flight control, navigation and communication systems require extensive modernization. The full scope of the upgrade includes new flight management computers, a precision navigation system for instrument flights, a collision avoidance system,… Read more »

Source: RUAG, 14-Jan-19

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JetNet to exhibit at NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference

JetNet to exhibit at NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference

JETNET LLC, the leading provider of corporate aviation information, is demonstrating new features and capabilities at this year’s NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference at Booth #321 from January 29-February 1 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX. JETNET is helping top-tier equipment providers, fuel and ground service providers, resale and finance… Read more »

Source: JetNet, 14-Jan-19

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Lobo Leasing appoints Chief Technical Officer

Lobo Leasing appoints Chief Technical Officer

Lobo Leasing, a leading global commercial helicopter leasing company, is pleased to announce that industry veteran Alistair Henderson, has joined Lobo as Managing Director & Chief Technical Officer. Henderson, who brings a wealth of technical, operations and management expertise will be based in Lobo’s Dublin headquarters. In a rotary-wing career spanning 36 years, Henderson has… Read more »

Source: Lobo Leasing, 14-Jan-19

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Indonesian Air Force places order for eight additional H225Ms

Indonesian Air Force places order for eight additional H225Ms

The Indonesian Air Force has ordered eight additional twin-engine multirole H225M helicopters as part of the country’s fleet-strengthening initiative for a combat search and rescue-capable fleet. Under the agreement between the Indonesian Ministry of Defence and PT Dirgantara Indonesia (Persero) (PTDI), the 11-ton combat-proven helicopters will be delivered to the air force upon reassembly and… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 14-Jan-19

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Rio de Janeiro Fire Dept appoints first female commander

Rio de Janeiro Fire Dept appoints first female commander

[electronic translation] First commander of the Rio de Janeiro Fire Department, Rachel Lopes, 37, does not hide her joy. The prominent position was an old dream. The conquest came after five years of acting as co-pilot in the Air Operations Group (GOA). The work as commander began in December last year. The military has been involved in aeromedical care, which… Read more »

Source: Rio de Janerio Fire Department, 12-Jan-19

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HAI Announces 2019 Salute to Excellence Flight Instructor of the Year

HAI Announces 2019 Salute to Excellence Flight Instructor of the Year

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce today that Marty Wright, Chief Flight Instructor at the Bell Training Academy, is the 2019 recipient of the W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award. This award, sponsored by H. Ross Perot and the Perot family, recognizes superlative contributions by a helicopter flight instructor in… Read more »

Source: HAI, 11-Jan-19

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HAI Announces 2019 Excellence in Helicopter Maintenance Award

HAI Announces 2019 Excellence in Helicopter Maintenance Award

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce today that Thomas “TJ” Hall, Airbase Lead Mechanic for Air Methods, is the 2019 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Rolls-Royce Excellence in Helicopter Maintenance Award. With this award, HAI recognizes an individual for longstanding excellence in helicopter maintenance, maintenance instruction or supervision, or a single significant… Read more »

Source: HAI, 11-Jan-19

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HAI Announces 2019 Salute to Excellence Pilot of the Year

HAI Announces 2019 Salute to Excellence Pilot of the Year

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce today that Andreas Hermansky, a pilot for Temsco Helicopters in Alaska, is the 2019 recipient of the Pilot of the Year Award. This award, sponsored by Appareo, recognizes an outstanding single feat performed by a helicopter pilot during the year or extraordinary professionalism over a period of… Read more »

Source: HAI, 11-Jan-19

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