Leonardo announced today a further step to expand the range of capabilities available to the market with the introduction of the AgustaWestland AW189K helicopter. Under this designation, the successful super medium category type will feature the new generation 2,500 shp class Aneto-1K engine, unveiled by Safran Helicopter Engines at Helitech in London today. The AW189K… Read more »
Stavanger, Norway – Heli-One Norway, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, is opening a new 3500 square foot stateof-the-art blade repair and overhaul shop at its facility in Stavanger, Norway. This shop has capability to carry out repair and overhaul for Airbus AS332, H225, AS350/355; and Sikorsky S-92 blades. This… Read more »
The George Washington University Hospital has been fighting to get an agreement with the Advisory Neighborhood Commission of Foggy Bottom to rewrite a 30-year-old law that prohibits new helipad construction. After the mass shooting at Las Vegas, the need for the fastest transportation to a Level One Trauma Centre was shown evident. The law was… Read more »
Goa Tourism Development Corporation is looking to reopen the Ela Goa helipad. The helipad is currently not in use, GTDC hopes to start up helicopter rides again in the area. As reported by Times of India, the helipad will be redeveloped if the proposal to reopen goes through.
After losing work with Dana Petroleum and BP, Bristow has had to make 12 engineering jobs redundant. These jobs come from their Shetland and Aberdeen operations. they are currently in consultation with trade unions and employees, reports BBC.
The Royal Thai Police has received two H175 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters, making it the first in Asia Pacific to operate the newest rotorcraft. The Royal Thai Police will be using this super medium aircraft, equipped with the latest aircraft technology and capabilities, for VVIP transportation and various police missions. “We welcome the Royal Thai… Read more »
Safran Helicopter Engines is unveiling its brand-new Aneto high power engine family at Helitech International, in London. Designed for new super-medium and heavy helicopter market, it incorporates ground-breaking technologies, developed as part of the Safran Helicopter Engines R&D roadmap. Aneto family will feature several models covering 2500 to over 3000 shp power range. Bruno Even,… Read more »
Patria attends Helitech International 2017 – the largest helicopter event in Europe, held on 3-5th October at ExCel in London – stand H31-G30. At the event Patria will showcase its helicopter life-cycle support covering a full range of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and supply services for helicopters, their components and equipment as well as… Read more »
Air Methods announces renewal of Truth Data for flight operations and quality assurance (FOQA) and flight data monitoring (FDM) services. Truth Data provides FOQA and FDM services for data analytics, post-flight visualization and reporting. “Supporting Air Methods and its operations is extremely important to everyone at Truth Data,” says Peter Henrikson, president of Truth Data…. Read more »
Scandair contends with the challenges of flying three H125 helicopters in exceptionally fine dust on a daily basis and relies on Inlet Barrier Filters (IBFs) from Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) to protect its fleet’s engines. Flying a range of missions, including spreading lime, ash and forest fertilizer,… Read more »
During Helitech International 2017, Bell Helicopter will display Eastern Atlantic Helicopter’s VIP-configured Bell 429 at stand C40. The Bell 429 sets the bar for light twin helicopters on the market. With more than 300 Bell 429s in operation around the world, Europe continues to be a key market for this aircraft and is home to… Read more »
The Eastern Army National Guard Aviation Training Site celebrated its acquisition of a UH-60M, the newest model of Black Hawk helicopter, and a Black Hawk Aircrew Trainer (BAT) Device 5 simulator September 28 in a ceremony here. With these acquisitions, EAATS, administered by the Pennsylvania National Guard, will be the only site outside Fort Rucker,… Read more »
Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced a Waypoint Airbus H225 helicopter, operating on lease to Global Helicopter Service GmbH (“GHS”), will be used as a demonstrator and display aircraft at the Helitech International Helicopter Expo (“Helitech”), to take place at the ExCeL Convention Centre, London from 3-5 Oct… Read more »
The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) is pleased to announce that the sixth edition of CEO Rescue in the Rockies fundraiser has raised more than $365,000. Since 2011, the unique fundraiser has seen the Alberta community come together and raise more than $4 million for STARS. It was not a typical day for the… Read more »
Campbell River Regional Hospital had their helipad tested this past Wednesday and Thursday. Official from Transport Canada had to spend both full days conducting tests. Officials from the hospital are worried that the helipad may not be what was ordered and that it will only receive a H1 certification instead of H2. If that is… Read more »
Milford Sound is receiving a new helipad thanks to funding requests by Environmental Southland. Due to the many medical evacuations that occur at Milford Sound, the need for a hardened helipad area was growing. The new helipad will be build next to the visitor terminal. The accumulated funds came to $17,000 reports Stuff.
A Kentucky jury has decided that Bell must pay $21.7 million to the three families of the victims of a fatal crash in June 2013. The helicopter crashed feet from a helipad in an elementary school parking lots. The pilot, Eddy Sizemore and both paramedics Herman Dobbs and Jesse Jones were all killed. The representative… Read more »
Airbus is joining with HAX to create a four-month program for “urban air mobility.” Based in Shenzhen, the program will help guide startups on the different aspects of flying cars or air taxis. Some of these aspects include collisions avoidance, air traffic management, autonomous flight and perception systems, reports TechCrunch. Each participant will receive a… Read more »
Airbus Helicopters have brought an H225 to the Helitech International show which starts tomorrow at the ExCeL exhibition centre close to London City Airport. The helicopter touched down around 11.15L this morning. In an attempt to improve the PR surrounding the helicopter type, Airbus has brought an example which they had stored at the factory… Read more »
HeliOffshore is stepping up work on key projects that it has prioritised as having the greatest potential to save lives in offshore helicopter operations around the world. The association, which now has more than 100 members, is leading the offshore helicopter sector to close the safety gap with fixed-wing operations, with a new push to… Read more »
Garry Wilkinson, former Director of Fundraising and Marketing at Kirkwood Hospice, Huddersfield, joins the rapid response emergency charity following the retirement of Paul Gowland. Paul, who joined Yorkshire Air Ambulance as a community fundraiser 17 years ago, has been a significant figure in the development of the charity. He created and led a hugely successful… Read more »
AnalySwift, LLC, a provider of efficient highfidelity modeling software for composites and other advanced materials, announced today that EJProjects has licensed its VABS software for use in simulating composite rotor blades. Based in the Netherlands, EJ-Projects is an engineering consultancy with specialties in modeling and simulation, loads, aeroelasticity and structural engineering. The company’s primary focus… Read more »
Helitech International, the largest civil rotorcraft show in Europe, will be bustling with the latest, cutting-edge technology at the ExCeL London this year. The industry’s biggest names, Bell Helicopter, Airbus Helicopters and Leonardo are all bringing their latest aircraft to the show, which will be complemented by a wide range of innovative technologies from avionics… Read more »
Leonardo is pleased to announce the successful maiden flight of the first of eight upgraded Brazilian Navy Super Lynx Mk21B helicopters at its Yeovil facility, in southwest England, on 28th September 2017. The upgraded Lynx helicopters will give Brazil’s Naval Aviation a significant improvement in its capabilities, with much increased aircraft performance and mission effectiveness…. Read more »
Aerios Global is the first South African company to train at the Helicopter Flight Training Center (HFTC) in Shreveport, Louisiana, and says they will be back annually. The offshore and land-based helicopter services company, stationed in Cape Town, currently operates a variety of aircraft including an EC120, AS350, AS365 and the newest addition, the EC145. … Read more »
Milestone Aviation Group Limited (Milestone) and Babcock Mission Critical Services Ltd. announce the sixth anniversary of their lease partnership. Milestone, the global leader in helicopter leasing, has served Babcock (and its predecessor companies) since 2011, first providing for the purchase/lease-back of three light-twin emergency medical service helicopters operated in Spain and Portugal. Today, Milestone leases… Read more »
CAA International (CAAi) the State-to-State technical cooperation arm of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kuwait Directorate General of Civil Aviation (KDGCA). Witnessed by the UK Secretary of State for Transport, Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, this signing supports future collaboration between CAAi and the DGCA,… Read more »
Aberdeen Harbour Board is delighted to announce that, following an extensive recruitment process, Michelle Handforth is to join in the role of Chief Executive. Michelle, who has 20 years of board and leadership experience in global, multi-site businesses, will succeed Colin Parker in her new role, however, Colin will remain in post as Chief Executive… Read more »
Air Dynasty factory made H-125 (Former AS 350 B3e) Helicopter manufactured by Airbus with Nepalese Registration of ‘9N-AMI’ has landed on the Eastern Helipad of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). The Helicopter was dispatched from Airbus Helicopter Southeast Asia, Singapore on 13th September and landed today at around 11:55 AM local time in Nepal via transiting… Read more »
Robertson Fuel Systems, Tempe, Arizona, has been awarded a $175,969,611 firm-fixed-price domestic and foreign military sales (India, Indonesia, Qatar, and United Kingdom) contract to procure auxiliary fuel systems including reduced size crashworthy external fuel systems and internal auxiliary fuel systems for the Apache AH-64 helicopter for domestic and foreign military sales. Bids were solicited via… Read more »
Lockheed Martin Corp., Missile and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, is being awarded $10,361,796 for three-year, firm-fixed-price, definitive job order N0016417FJ236 under basic ordering agreement (N00164-16-G-JQ87) for the procurement of test equipment. This test equipment is to be utilized in an upcoming organic depot in support of the Target Sight System (TSS) on the AH-1Z Cobra… Read more »
Lockheed Martin Corp., Rotary and Mission Systems, Baltimore, Maryland, is being awarded a $24,306,079 firm-fixed-price modification under a previously awarded contract (N00024-15-C-5332) to exercise options for vertical launching system modules and associated equipment with the MK 41 vertical launch system. Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Indiana (32 percent); Baltimore, Maryland (20 percent); Fort Walton… Read more »
PCX Aerostructures LLC,* Newington, Connecticut, was awarded a $63,911,873 firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance and overhaul of the Apache helicopter main rotor heads. Bids were solicited via the Internet with two received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 26, 2022. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone… Read more »
Macro Industries,* Huntsville, Alabama, is being awarded a $28,242,728 fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for a maximum of 200 sets of panels and hardware for a light-weight floor ballistic protection system for the V-22 aircraft. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, and is expected to be completed in December 2022. No funds will be obligated at… Read more »
Moog Inc., Elma, New York, is being awarded an $8,725,000 firm-fixed-price contract to design, develop, manufacture, install, calibrate and test a Swashplate Actuator Test system and a Flaperon and Elevator Actuator Test system for the V-22 program. Work will be performed in Elma, New York (95 percent); and Fleet Readiness Center East, Marine Corps Air… Read more »
Skycore Aviation announces its AS900D / ISO 9001:2005 certification, the widely adopted, standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry. The AS9100D standard includes requirements specific to: Organizational context Leadership Planning Support Operation Performance evaluation Improvement “Skycore is committed to providing the highest quality services in operations, maintenance, training and modifications to the aviation… Read more »
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) recently acquired a small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS), commonly referred to as a drone. It is the first in Virginia and the sixth in the United States to be equipped with a Project Lifesaver antennae. The Project Lifesaver program is an electronic based locating system for people with medical… Read more »
Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, 29-Sep-17
Airbus Helicopters is gearing up for an extensive presence at this year’s Helitech International air show, which will take place from 3-5 October at ExCeL London. The world’s leading helicopter manufacturer will display nearly its entire range of aircraft, highlighting the diversity and versatility of its helicopters, many of which are best-sellers in their class…. Read more »
Osprey Flight Solutions, a new aviation security company, is pleased to be unveiling a ‘breakthrough’ risk analysis and management solution for the industry. Osprey’s innovation will provide all operators with instant access to flight specific, accurate and comprehensive airport, country and overflight risk assessments. For the first time, this analysis will be delivered instantly and… Read more »
Kaman Corp. (NYSE:KAMN) today announced that Richard R. Barnhart, 57, has been selected to lead the Company’s aerospace segment, effective October 1, 2017, succeeding Gregory L. Steiner, Executive Vice President of Kaman Corporation and President, Kaman Aerospace Group, who will retire from the Company effective January 2, 2018. Barnhart retired from The Barnes Group in 2016 as… Read more »
Advanced Composite Structures (ACS) expands to accommodate growth in rotor blade repair volume, programs for Military and European operators. Advanced Composite Structures (ACS) announced completion of its Sanford, Florida facility expansion from 10,000 square feet to 30,000 square feet, additional repair technicians, program directors and quality management personnel. The recent expansion was necessary to accommodate… Read more »
Award-winning helicopter operator, Maverick Helicopters, has partnered with leading global entertainment company, Cirque du Soleil®, to launch a one-of-a-kind show and Vegas Nights flight package. The bundle will offer two show options, KÀ™ by Cirque du Soleil or The Beatles™ LOVE™ by Cirque du Soleil, and a spectacular Las Vegas Strip helicopter flight showcasing the… Read more »
CHC Helicopter, in collaboration with Leonardo and SKYTRAC, have successfully completed testing of a real-time Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) and cockpit Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solution on an AW139 helicopter. An industry first, the technology includes inflight HUMS analysis with real-time air-to-ground exceedance alerts and automated downloads to Leonardo’s HeliWise analysis software. Live… Read more »
Our pioneering Immersive Simulation training facility has been nominated for an award at this years’ Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence. Up against East Anglian Air Ambulance and Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust with their latest innovations, we have been nominated for Innovation of the Year, an award that has been sponsored by Sloane Helicopters…. Read more »
Metro Aviation recently delivered an EC155 to Penn State Health. The new Life Lion is a previously owned corporate aircraft that was purchased from Malaysia. Metro refurbished the 2011 aircraft and converted the interior to a medical configuration, which will provide more space to carry additional specialty crewmembers than the program’s current fleet of AS365… Read more »
Dubai’s Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum launched the maiden concept flight of their Autonomous Air Taxi (AAT). The AAT will be the world’s first self-flying taxi. They hope to introduce the AAT in 2022. The test flight from Jumeirah Beach Park was a success, using the German Volocpter, reports Arabian Aerospace.
PhilJets has announced the arrival of their new addition to their fleet, the new Bell 407GX helicopter. Scheduled to start flights by the end of the month, it will be the only Bell 407GX helicopter in the Philippines that will be available for charter use. This new addition will be added to their four Airbus… Read more »
Patria Helicopters AB has started employee cooperation negotiations due to financial reasons and due to changes in company’s organization. The negotiations cover all functions and personnel groups in Sweden and they may result in reductions of 20 persons at most.
Air Shasta were excited to take delivery of their first Eagle 407HP, a conversion in which Eagle replaces the standard Bell 407 Rolls Royce engine with a Honeywell HTS900, in July 2017. Air Shasta is a California-based operator with more than 30 years’ experience in helicopter tours, sales, maintenance, flight training and charter services. Air… Read more »
The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) has created two new senior positions to help it expand horizons for business aviation in Europe. Robert Baltus has been appointed to the post of Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Eric Drosin has been named Communications Director, effective September 4. Robert Baltus’ aviation experience spans nearly 20 years advising and supporting senior management and executive Boards… Read more »
Access Credit Union is pleased to announce a $250,000 donation to the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS), which will be allocated over five-years and directly contribute to providing time, hope and life-saving transport to critically ill and injured patients in Manitoba. “Access Credit Union seeks to invest in organizations for the betterment of our… Read more »
[electronic translation] In the Pskov region opened a new Russian helicopter “ANSAT” medical module (RA-20007 tail number), which became the first helicopter ambulance new generation in the region. The machine is supplied in accordance with the program of development of air ambulance in Russia, its operator is the company ZAO “Russian Helicopter Systems.” The helicopter… Read more »
Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) today announced changes to its board of directors as it executes its long-term board succession plan to achieve an appropriate balance of experience, stability, diversity and fresh thinking of its members, while seeking to reduce the size of the board whenever possible. In March 2018, Bruce H. Stover will step… Read more »
Leonardo, a leading manufacturer in the global helicopter industry, is exhibiting two of its most successful models in VIP/corporate transport configuration at the Monaco Yacht Show (27-30th September). The company is showcasing a GrandNew light twin and an AW169 light intermediate twin aircraft, both owned by a British private customer and used for VIP transport… Read more »
ACH (Airbus Corporate Helicopters), Airbus’ private and business helicopter brand, will put on a tour de force with a range of helicopters during the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS), the world’s greatest super yacht event. As the only aircraft manufacturer with a dedicated private and business offering across fixed and rotary wing aircraft, customers will be… Read more »
DART Aerospace steps foot in London to exhibit at the famous 2017 Helitech International Helicopter Show! DART is thrilled to announce that it will be exhibiting at the largest helicopter exhibition in Europe, Helitech International 2017. With some exciting new announcements and a large variety of products showcased, passing by BOOTH #F100 is a must!… Read more »
Last June, Héli-Union Training Center certified its entrol H135 T2+ FTD Level 2 simulator. It is equipped with a spherical visual and a vibration system that allows pilots to feel real effects in the cockpit such us vortex ring, turbulence or ground contact. The simulator has 3-axis autopilot, ACAS, weather radar and dual GTN 750… Read more »
Jonathan Trower, who has been a Trustee of the Charity since September 2016, takes over from Acting Chair, Rob Forsyth. Jonathan is a Managing Director at DC Advisory, a City-based corporate advisory firm. He and his wife also own a small farming business on the boundary of Hertfordshire and Essex. He is involved with a… Read more »
We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve reached a huge milestone: 10,000 Guimbal Cabri G2 flying hours! This landmark-hour was flown by a PPL(H) student, Ben from London, who was sent on a solo flight by instructor, Jop Dingemans. Ben was surprised to learn of his achievement upon returning from his flight, which gave him a… Read more »
Russian Helicopter had their first export of the new Mi-28NE “Night Hunter” attack helicopter recently. This modern helicopter has onboard defence systems that are used to help protect it from “guided anti-aircraft missiles with infrared homing heads,” reports Sputnik.
Proposals for a replacement helicopter for the Air Force UH-1N Huey were due September 14. Bell decided that due to their current work load, they would not to submit a proposal. Boeing-Leonardo submitted their MH-139 and Lockheed submitted their Black Hawk, reports National Defense.
Airbus Tiger attack helicopters have been given approval by the German military to resume flights. The Tiger helicopters were grounded after a fatal crash in Mali. Pilots are now having to adhere to certain speed and weight restrictions, as well as the amount of autopilot usage, reports DFNS.net Air.
Denel Group received approval to acquire Turbomeca Africa (TMA) in May which is now underway. During this acquisition; TMA’s manufacturing division will be closed down as Denel wants to focus on special processes, maintenance, overhauls and repairs, reports Defence Web.
Flowserve Corporation (NYSE:FLS), a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, announced today that Lee Eckert will join Flowserve as senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective October 9, 2017. Mr. Eckert joins Flowserve from CHC Group LLC., a global commercial helicopter service provider to the offshore oil… Read more »
3D Laser Mapping, the industry leader in geospatial technology, is helping survey teams to cover more ground in a shorter space of time with a new aerial mapping system. The ROBIN +WINGS Airborne LiDAR system is an extension of the market leading ROBIN mobile mapping unit which allows survey teams to mount the system to… Read more »
Maverick Helicopters, the exclusive provider of helicopter travel to Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Las Vegas, offers attendees the opportunity to elevate their festival experience with VIP flight transfers to and from EDC Las Vegas on May 18, 19 and 20, 2018. “We are thrilled to partner with EDC for the 8th consecutive year and offer… Read more »
CMIG Leasing (previously known as CMIFL) and Airbus Helicopters further strengthened their partnership through an agreement signed during China Helicopter Exposition 2017 by TANG Min, President of CMIG Leasing, and Marie-Agnes Veve, General Manager of Airbus Helicopters China. Upon the agreement, the two parties will further deepen their cooperation in civil helicopter operations including navigational… Read more »
JETNET LLC, the world leader in aviation market intelligence, wrapped up its 7th annual JETNET iQ Summit recently, and attendees graded it as an enormous success. With presentations and panel appearances from industry luminaries like NBAA’s Ed Bolen, GAMA’s Pet Bunce, NARA’s Brian Proctor, and NAFA’s Ford von Weise, among many others, attendees were treated… Read more »
There can be no gambling when it comes to safety, but HeliOffshore’s highly collaborative approach to enhancing the safety of offshore helicopter operations has directly benefitted from a poker tournament held earlier this year. At their fourth annual no-stakes poker tournament, Milestone Aviation funded a prize pool of $50,000 in sponsorship funds to HeliOffshore. The… Read more »
The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) has completed its comprehensive analysis of the root causes of fatal accidents and has developed 22 measurable safety enhancements aimed at reducing fatalities. Detailed descriptions for 18 of the proposed safety enhancements can now be found on the USHST web site. [ http://www.ushst.org/MobilApp.aspx] The descriptions offer information on the… Read more »
The Kitchener helipad that was shut down during June has finally reopened. The helipad was closed due to a construction crane being in the way of helicopter flight paths. During this down time, the helipad had some needed upgrades done, such as replacing lights and repainting. The possibility of flight paths having to be changed… Read more »
The Portage District General Hospital in Manitoba has accomplished their fundraising goal. Together with the community and a lottery, they were able to raise over $350,000 for a new STARS Air Ambulance helipad at the hospital. Construction work for the helipad will begin this week, reports Global News.
The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team has completed its comprehensive analysis of the root causes of fatal accidents and has developed 22 measurable safety enhancements aimed at reducing fatalities. The 22 safety enhancements can be grouped into four categories: Competency Six safety enhancements IMC and Visibility Four safety enhancements (announced on Sept. 6) Loss of Control … Read more »
CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®”) (NYSE American:CVU) announced today that it has signed a long term supply agreement with Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE:LMT), to manufacture gunner window assemblies for the UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter. This long-term agreement is valued at up to approximately $8.2 million for a period of five years, beginning in 2018… Read more »