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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance go 24×7 with a 4×4

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance go 24×7 with a 4×4

From October 7th 2019, an Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) critical care team will be available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This is the first time in the Charity’s 21-year history that it has been able to provide a fully 24/7 service to the people of Essex, Hertfordshire and the surrounding… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 07-Oct-19

Leonardo and Olmedo join forces

Leonardo and Olmedo join forces

Leonardo, one of the top ten companies in the world in Aerospace, Defense and Security and one of the leading players in the helicopter field, and Olmedo, a leading European company for the transformation and preparation of vehicles for healthcare use, have announced the signing of a collaboration agreement aimed at the development of technologies… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 07-Oct-19

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Air Methods warns Wyoming Department of Health

Air Methods warns Wyoming Department of Health

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, released public comments to the Wyoming Department of Health regarding a Medicaid waiver application that would take decisions from physician and first responders and turn them over to a remote call center that uses financially driven criteria to determine the need for a transport, putting Wyomingites’ lives in danger…. Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 04-Oct-19

Joliet’s LifeStar Now Carrying Blood and Plasma on EMS missions

Joliet’s LifeStar Now Carrying Blood and Plasma on EMS missions

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, announced today that its LifeStar program in Joliet will carry blood and plasma on its missions to support improved outcomes for patients involved in traumatic injuries or other conditions that require transfusions. Air Methods has continuously worked to increase the number of aircraft nationwide that carry blood… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 04-Oct-19

Helipad reopens at Tofino General Hospital after 8 year wait

Helipad reopens at Tofino General Hospital after 8 year wait

Helicopters are once again able to airlift patients who are in need of a higher level of care from Tofino General Hospital, now that a new helipad is in place next to the hospital. “This is terrific news for the residents of this area, and for the thousands of visitors who come to this special… Read more »

Source: Island Health, 04-Oct-19

Blade expands into New York hospital organ transport

Blade expands into New York hospital organ transport

Blade has begun deploying helicopters in the Big Apple to quickly transport human organs for emergency transplants. See Full Story.

Source: New York Post, 04-Oct-19

Centennial College receives Ornge Sikorsky helicopter

Centennial College receives Ornge Sikorsky helicopter

Centennial College’s School of Transportation formally recognized the donation of a decommissioned Sikorsky S-76A helicopter by Ontario’s Ornge air ambulance service at an event at the college’s Downsview Campus Centre for Aerospace and Aviation on September 25. Some 500 students in Centennial’s Aviation Technician and Aviation Technology programs directly benefit from having the Sikorsky hull… Read more »

Source: Ornge, 04-Oct-19

SAFE successfully completes ISO 9001:2015 certification.

SAFE successfully completes ISO 9001:2015 certification.

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of ergonomic safety-first aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, phase maintenance platforms, hangar equipment, and specialty tooling, has announced the successful completion of the ISO 9001:2015 certification. S.A.F.E. has proven that they are an elite company in every area of business, whether it… Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, 04-Oct-19

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STARS introduces Airbus H145 to Saskatchewan base

STARS introduces Airbus H145 to Saskatchewan base

New Airbus H145 the 3rd STARS has bought to replace its older models in the Prairie provinces. See Full Story.

Source: CBC, 04-Oct-19

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First use of manned multicopter in rescue operations staged

First use of manned multicopter in rescue operations staged

Just science fiction, or soon a reality in rescuing human lives? In a feasibility study launched by ADAC Luftrettung (air rescue) at the end of 2018 and supported by the charitable ADAC foundation, a multicopter was used for the first time in a staged rescue operation. Covering everything from the alert at the ADAC Luftrettung… Read more »

Source: Volocopter, 04-Oct-19

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Air Greenland selects Airbus H225 for SAR

Air Greenland selects Airbus H225 for SAR

Air Greenland has ordered two Airbus H225 heavy helicopters to support its bid to win its home country’s search and rescue (SAR) contract. Under the terms of a firm contract assisted by Airbus Helicopters, two H225s repurposed from the oil and gas industry will be delivered over the coming months to replace the ageing S-61… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 04-Oct-19

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New book released on history of Schweizer Aircraft

New book released on history of Schweizer Aircraft

It all started in the 1930s when three brothers who were fascinated by the blossoming field of aviation started their own business in Big Flats. More than seven decades later, the saga of Schweizer Aircraft came to a bitter end after the company that took it over closed its Chemung County operations for good. See… Read more »

Source: Star Gazette, 04-Oct-19

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Helicentre granted CAA Approval for Integrated CPL(H)

Helicentre granted CAA Approval for Integrated CPL(H)

Midlands-based helicopter training academy Helicentre Aviation has received approval from the CAA to deliver integrated training for the Commercial Pilot Licence (Helicopter). The first integrated course will commence later this month at the academy’s Leicester Airport training centre and will enable ab-initio cadets to attend full-time training for 12 months to obtain a professional licence…. Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 04-Oct-19

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250th Enstrom 480 produced as manufacturer welcomes French dealer

250th Enstrom 480 produced as manufacturer welcomes French dealer

After an absence of some years, Enstrom Helicopter Corp now have an active new dealer in France. Rotor & Aircraft SA, based in Chartres, have taken delivery of the latest production example of the Enstrom 280FX. Serial number 2167, this aircraft was displayed at Heli-Expo in Atlanta following manufacture in March 2019. It was officially… Read more »

Source: Robert Swan, 03-Oct-19

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Work starts on upgrade to Saskatchewan hospital helipad

Work starts on upgrade to Saskatchewan hospital helipad

Construction to upgrade the Victoria Hospital’s temporary landing area to a certified heliport is underway. See Full Story.  

Source: Prince Albert Daily Herald, 03-Oct-19

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Z-20 makes debut in Chinese military

Z-20 makes debut in Chinese military

China’s domestically made utility helicopter, the Z-20, made its debut at the National Day parade on Tuesday, a move that confirmed its active service status within the Chinese military. See Full Story. And a later press release confirms six Z-20s were flying in the parade.  

Source: Global Times, 03-Oct-19

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Philippine Air Force considers purchase of 16 Mi-17s

Philippine Air Force considers purchase of 16 Mi-17s

The Armed Forces is reportedly set to procure 16 units of Mi-17 medium-lift helicopters with a total worth of P12.5 billion as it beefs up its air capability in the first official acquisition from Russia. See Full Story.

Source: Business Mirror, 03-Oct-19

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ARGUS International has been aquired by SGS

ARGUS International has been aquired by SGS

ARGUS International, Inc., the global leader in specialized aviation services, has announced that SGS, the world’s largest certification, verification, and inspection company, has acquired a majority stake. The acquisition aims to strengthen SGS’s aviation auditing and consulting services and increase market penetration through the organizations’ leveraged synergies. “ARGUS is a globally recognized brand name in… Read more »

Source: ARGUS International, 03-Oct-19

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Bell introduces B360 Invictus for US Army FARA Competitive Prototype

Bell introduces B360 Invictus for US Army FARA Competitive Prototype

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has announced a new rotorcraft, Bell 360 Invictus, as the company’s entrant for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) Competitive Prototype program. Bell’s innovative approach to designing the Bell 360 Invictus combines proven low-risk technologies with advanced processes to deliver soldiers an affordable, agile and… Read more »

Source: Bell, 03-Oct-19

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Airbus and EASA combine efforts to bring the next generation of VTOL to life

Airbus and EASA combine efforts to bring the next generation of VTOL to life

Airbus Helicopters and EASA have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation aiming to harness their respective experience and know-how to bring the next generation of VTOL platforms to life, along with the necessary regulatory framework to support them. “I am very pleased to be joining efforts with EASA to build a common framework for the next… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Oct-19

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Dart Aerospace buys Simplex

Dart Aerospace buys Simplex

DART Aerospace is pleased to announce that it has recently acquired aerial firefighting mission equipment leader Simplex Aerospace. Based in Portland, Oregon, Simplex Aerospace is an aviation industry veteran serving thousands of operators and OEMs worldwide. Its reputation as a world leader in the innovation, manufacturing and certification of aerial application systems has been built… Read more »

Source: Dart Aerospace, 02-Oct-19

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Irish Community Rapid Response completes 100 missions in first two months

Irish Community Rapid Response completes 100 missions in first two months

Ireland’s first charity-led air ambulance service has launched a major fundraising drive to meet its annual €2 million running costs as it revealed it has already carried out more than 100 missions in just two months. See Full Story.

Source: Irish Times, 02-Oct-19

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Royal Thai Army prepares for more Enstrom 480Bs

Royal Thai Army prepares for more Enstrom 480Bs

The Royal Thai Army (RTA) is receiving training on its latest batch of six Enstrom 480B helicopters ahead of delivery. Over the next four weeks, a total of 36 RTA pilots and mechanics will be visiting Enstrom facilities in Menominee, Michigan, to become trained to fly and support the turbine-powered helicopters. They will be split into two groups,… Read more »

Source: Air Forces Monthly, 02-Oct-19

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50 Years – Airbus Helicopters in the US

50 Years – Airbus Helicopters in the US

Airbus Helicopters Inc. is celebrating 50 years of supporting U.S. helicopter operators. The company’s U.S. operations began in 1969 with the establishment of Vought Helicopter, Inc. in Texas, which France’s Aerospatiale took over in 1974. Six years later, in 1980, Airbus Helicopters Inc. opened the doors to its current facilities in Grand Prairie, which is… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Oct-19

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Christoph Regensburg celebrates 25 years

Christoph Regensburg celebrates 25 years

On September 4, 1994, “Christoph Regensburg” took up his duties and landed for the first time at the University Hospital Regensburg (UKR). Thus, the most modern helicopter type H 145 for 25 years an indispensable part of the emergency medical care in Bavaria. Especially in the areas of competence night flight and ECMO transports (mobile… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 02-Oct-19

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Bucher installs first H135 HEMS equipment in China

Bucher installs first H135 HEMS equipment in China

Bucher has delivered a total of six H135 HEMS equipment units for the Chinese market. The last delivery was the first to beinstalled on-site by our specialists in the newly built FAL (Final Assembly Line) in Qingdao, in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong. The plant is the first H135 FAL outside Europe. The opening… Read more »

Source: Bucher, 02-Oct-19

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Simplex Announces FAA STC for Internal Firefighting Tank for the Black Hawk

Simplex Announces FAA STC for Internal Firefighting Tank for the Black Hawk

Simplex ® Aerospace has announced that they have received the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SR02657SE for an internal Fire Attack System (FAS) for the UH-60 A Blackhawk. The Model 370i FAS is certified for installation and operation on the Timberline Helicopters Inc. TC type. Simplex will be working quickly to add… Read more »

Source: Simplex ® Aerospace, 02-Oct-19

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Bell teams with Collins for US Army FARA program

Bell teams with Collins for US Army FARA program

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a teaming agreement with Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), as Bell competes for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) Competitive Prototype program. Bell is designing a vertical lift aircraft, as part of the contract awarded in April… Read more »

Source: Bell, 02-Oct-19

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UAE Considering Combat Rescue Helicopter

UAE Considering Combat Rescue Helicopter

The United Arab Emirates is weighing a buy of the same Combat Rescue Helicopter the Air Force is acquiring, and recently received details on how to proceed from the service’s program office, a USAF spokesman told Air Force Magazine.

Source: Air Force Magazine, 01-Oct-19

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Swedish Police add two more Bell 429s

Swedish Police add two more Bell 429s

The Police in Sweden have recently added a pair of Bell 429s to bring their fleet to a total of nine.  Funded by an anti-terrorism budget, the two arrived at Stockholm by airfreight on 5th August, courtesy of freight airline Cargolux. Now on the Swedish civil register as SE-JPN and JPO – respectively Bell MSNs 57350… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Oct-19

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NAVAIR delivers first redesigned MH-60s gunner seats to fleet

NAVAIR delivers first redesigned MH-60s gunner seats to fleet

The Aircrew Systems Program Office delivered, installed and demonstrated the first two redesigned MH-60S Seahawk gunner seats on Sept. 24 and 25 to Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Pacific (HSCWP) at Naval Air Station North Island. This delivery is the culmination of innovative, strategic planning across multiple organizations working together to complete the mission with urgency…. Read more »

Source: NAVAIR, 01-Oct-19

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Official Royal Opening of Great Western Air Ambulance Charity’s Air Base

Official Royal Opening of Great Western Air Ambulance Charity’s Air Base

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) were delighted to welcome His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester to officially open our new purpose-built emergency operations base in Almondsbury on Wednesday 25th September. Moving in to the new site was a huge milestone for us, having celebrated our 10th birthday last year. GWAAC’s Critical Care Team… Read more »

Source: Great Western Air Ambulance, 30-Sep-19

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Voom helicopter booking platform expands into US

Voom helicopter booking platform expands into US

Voom, an Airbus company, announced the launch of its helicopter service in the U.S., starting with the San Francisco Bay Area. Expanding upon its successful helicopter service in Latin America, Voom provides an easy and affordable way to quickly fly over traffic with service available between five Bay Area airports: Napa, Oakland, Palo Alto, San… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 30-Sep-19

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US Army starts testing UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter digital cockpit

US Army starts testing UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter digital cockpit

Combat aviators here are conducting operational tests of Army modernization efforts using three UH-60V Black Hawk helicopters. The UH-60V Black Hawk will retrofit the Army’s remaining UH-60L helicopter fleet’s analog cockpits with a digital cockpit, similar to the UH-60M helicopter. Retrofitting aircraft that are already owned by the Army is a major cost saving measure… Read more »

Source: US Army, 30-Sep-19

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New Vice President of Heli-One appointed

New Vice President of Heli-One appointed

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has announced that Christian Drouin will be promoted from his current role as Vice President of Global Operations, where he manages Heli-One’s three global bases, to Vice President, Heli-One, where he will serve as the lead executive for the entire organization. Drouin replaces… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 30-Sep-19

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Ornge Air Ambulance suspends service to hospital in London, Ontario

Ornge Air Ambulance suspends service to hospital in London, Ontario

Ontario’s air ambulance agency has suspended service to a London hospital over safety concerns about its helicopter landing space. See Full Story.

Source: The London Free Press, 27-Sep-19

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New lifts capabilities for Ventura County Air Unit

New lifts capabilities for Ventura County Air Unit

The Ventura County Air Unit got a big upgrade recently with the arrival of its first new helicopter in years. The 2007 Firehawk, dubbed “Copter 2,” is one of three Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters purchased by the agency to help fight fires, make rescues and perform other tasks. See Full Story.

Source: VC Star, 27-Sep-19

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SA leading emergency service partners with what3words

SA leading emergency service partners with what3words

Sharing a 3 word address in an emergency gives callers a simple way to describe precisely where they are and enables ER24 to find them faster. Identifying precisely where help is needed in an emergency can be critical to saving lives, from an incident outside Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Cape Town, to a road accident… Read more »

Source: what3words, 27-Sep-19

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UK wind farm heliport construction completed

UK wind farm heliport construction completed

A leading civil engineering company has finished work on a heliport base linked to the world’s largest offshore wind farm. Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK designed and built the £4.2m heliport base in Barrow-in-Furness, which will enable helicopters to transport technicians to and from the Walney Extension offshore wind farm project. Walney Extension became the… Read more »

Source: Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK, 27-Sep-19

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Airbus demonstrates ACH160 on yacht for first time

Airbus demonstrates ACH160 on yacht for first time

Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) will this week begin demonstrating the world’s most advanced medium helicopter – the ACH160 – to prospective customers at the Monaco Yacht Show, the world’s foremost super yacht event. The aircraft will form the centrepiece of a triumvirate of Airbus helicopters also including the marketleading ACH145 and the lighter ACH135 –… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Sep-19

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Royal Devon and Exeter hospital helipad to open by January 2020

Royal Devon and Exeter hospital helipad to open by January 2020

Work to replace the old helipad at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital is well underway, thanks to the cost being totally funded with a £1million grant from the HELP Appeal– the only charity in the country dedicated to funding hospital helipads. It is anticipated that the new helipad is set to open by January… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 26-Sep-19

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The new Airbus H145 lands on top of the Andes

The new Airbus H145 lands on top of the Andes

Airbus Helicopters has reached new heights: the latest version of the H145 has set its skids down on the Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Southern Hemisphere, culminating at 6,962 metres (22,840 feet). This is the first time a twin-engine helicopter has landed at this altitude, confirming the performance and the extensive flight envelope of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Sep-19

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StandardAero opens 30,000 Sq Ft expansion in Ohio

StandardAero opens 30,000 Sq Ft expansion in Ohio

StandardAero Component Services recently celebrated the grand opening of the company’s 30,000 sq. ft. expansion of its Hillsboro, Ohio, engine component manufacturing and engine component repair facility. The additional working space and capital improvements included the building and additional equipment to support aerospace engine low pressure turbine vane manufacturing. The expansion also provides additional space… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 26-Sep-19

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Leonardo to open NAS Whiting FIeld support centre if picked for US Navy trainer contract

Leonardo to open NAS Whiting FIeld support centre if picked for US Navy trainer contract

Leonardo announced that the Company will build a comprehensive customer support center adjacent to Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Northwest Florida’s Santa Rosa County if selected for the United States Navy’s Advanced Helicopter Training System TH-73. Leonardo is offering the Navy its purpose built, American made TH-119 IFR single engine helicopter to replace the… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 26-Sep-19

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Romanian orders three H135s for AMS

Romanian orders three H135s for AMS

Airbus Helicopters and the Romanian Ministry of Interior have signed a contract for the purchase of three H135 helicopters and associated support and services for air medical services and search and rescue (SAR) missions in the country, following a four-year framework agreement signed at the end of July 2019 that foresees the procurement of up… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Sep-19

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HAI provides written testimony to Senate ATC hearing

HAI provides written testimony to Senate ATC hearing

Helicopter Association International (HAI) commends Senate Commerce Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Ranking Member Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) for holding a hearing to examine the US air traffic control (ATC) system. “As the FAA continues to modernize the ATC system, it is imperative that all users of the National Air Space (NAS) have a… Read more »

Source: HAI, 26-Sep-19

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Production approval for Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter

Production approval for Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced the Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) program achieved a Milestone C decision from the U.S. Air Force, which moves the program into low rate initial production. The Combat Rescue Helicopter will perform critical combat search and rescue and personnel recovery operations for all U.S. military services. View the latest… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 26-Sep-19

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First helicopter air-to-air refueling contacts with an H225M

First helicopter air-to-air refueling contacts with an H225M

The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has successfully achieved its first helicopter air-to-air refueling contacts with an H225M. Over the course of 4 flights, operated in day conditions over the south of France, the A400M performed 51 dry contacts marking a decisive milestone towards its full capability as a tanker. These tests were performed under… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Sep-19

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USHST Warns About the Next “Bump in the Road” for Fatal Accidents

USHST Warns About the Next “Bump in the Road” for Fatal Accidents

As the temperature moves downward during October and November in most of the U.S., the number of fatal helicopter accidents usually moves upward according to the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org).   In 2017 and 2018, during these two autumn months, the U.S. helicopter industry experienced 13 fatal accidents, the highest total for a… Read more »

Source: USHST, 26-Sep-19

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Pawan Hans recruiting Chairman and Managing Director during privatisation process

Pawan Hans recruiting Chairman and Managing Director during privatisation process

At a time when loss-making Pawan Hans is in the process of being privatised, the helicopter company has issued a notice inviting applicants for the post of its chairman and managing director (CMD) See full story

Source: Hindustan Times, 25-Sep-19

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First AW109 VIP Trekker in Europe debuts at Monaco Yacht Show

First AW109 VIP Trekker in Europe debuts at Monaco Yacht Show

The first Leonardo AW109 VIP Trekker helicopter for a European customer debuts today at the Monaco Yacht Show – Leonardo stand QA13 / Quai Antoine 1er. The Monaco Yacht Show (25 to 28 September) is one of the most important international luxury yacht showcases. After the show, the VIP Trekker will fly to the United… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 25-Sep-19

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Robinson R66 Turbine Surpasses 1 Million Flight Hours

Robinson R66 Turbine Surpasses 1 Million Flight Hours

Robinson Helicopter Company announced the R66 Turbine fleet surpassed 1,000,000 flight hours. The R66 with the Rolls-Royce RR300 turbine engine achieved the million-hour mark without a single reported in-flight engine failure. This accomplishment demonstrates a level of reliability that exceeds EASA’s stringent requirements for single-engine helicopters performing commercial operations. “We believe this milestone is a… Read more »

Source: Robinson Helicopter Company, 25-Sep-19

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DAC International launch ADS-B Out solution for Sikorsky S76

DAC International launch ADS-B Out solution for Sikorsky S76

DAC International’s S76 ADS-B “Out” STC and Integration kit represent an outstanding value to S76 operators and will provide for the most straight-forward, compliant installation available. The wire-harnesses and coax assemblies are custom built for this program and are intended to be simple, efficient, and time saving for the installer. Further, this Integration Kit allows the… Read more »

Source: DAC International, 25-Sep-19

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Paradise Helicopters pilot receives FAA Master Pilot Award

Paradise Helicopters pilot receives FAA Master Pilot Award

Paradise Helicopters, the leading Hawai‘i-based helicopter tour company, is pleased to announce that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded longtime Paradise pilot and Pahoa resident Robert Blair with the Master Pilot Award. The award was presented on Wednesday by Airman Scott Allen, FAA safety team program manager at the Honolulu Flight Safety District… Read more »

Source: Paradise Helicopters, 25-Sep-19

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New General Manager appointed for Heli-One Poland

New General Manager appointed for Heli-One Poland

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has announced that Jacek Baranowski will be joining the organization as the new General Manager of Heli-One Poland located in Rzeszow, Poland. He will oversee all MRO operations at Heli-One Poland, which includes base maintenance, component repair, and storage/Return-to-Service programs. “It is a… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 25-Sep-19

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MRF-D Marines conduct trans-Pacific flight in MV-22 Ospreys

MRF-D Marines conduct trans-Pacific flight in MV-22 Ospreys

U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force – Darwin completed a trans-Pacific flight in MV-22 Ospreys for the fourth time, transiting from Darwin, Australia to their home station on Marine Corps Base Hawaii on September 19. The flight consisted of four MV-22 Ospreys from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 363, Reinforced, supported by two KC-130J Hercules from… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 25-Sep-19

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Helicentre Aviation fly into the Wasps Affiliate Partnership Programme

Helicentre Aviation fly into the Wasps Affiliate Partnership Programme

Wasps Rugby are pleased to announce that Helicentre Aviation are the latest company to join the Affiliate Partner Programme at Ricoh Arena. The new partnership means that, as well as giving the firm exposure on Ricoh Arena’s new giant 188-square-metre LED screen and around the stadium on Wasps matchdays, Helicentre Aviation will be present within… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 24-Sep-19

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FlightSafety appoints Executive Director of training sales for North America

FlightSafety appoints Executive Director of training sales for North America

FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that Michele Posey has been promoted to Executive Director, Sales. In this new role, Michele will oversee FlightSafety’s team of Regional Sales Managers and Directors, and is responsible for business aviation sales activities in North America. “Michele is most deserving of this promotion,” said Steve Gross, Senior Vice President,… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 24-Sep-19

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HAI Still Seeks Candidates for President/CEO

HAI Still Seeks Candidates for President/CEO

Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces that it is still seeking highly-qualified individuals to submit their application for the position of president and CEO of the member-based organization. Current President and CEO Matthew Zuccaro announced his retirement earlier this summer, effective in June 2020. As previously announced, HAI has retained the executive search firm Heidrick and… Read more »

Source: HAI, 24-Sep-19

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Devon Air Ambulance secures Silver ERS Award

Devon Air Ambulance secures Silver ERS Award

Devon Air Ambulance employs several former Armed Forces personnel. This isn’t only most of our pilots, but also veterans across roles such as facilities, retail, logistics and critical care paramedics. The service also employs reservists. The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation to ensure that those who serve or who have served… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 24-Sep-19

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New General Manager for Airbus Helicopters in Italy

New General Manager for Airbus Helicopters in Italy

[electronic translation] Airbus Helicopters has appointed Alexandre Ceccacci General Manager of his own customer assistance center in Italy. The appointment of Alexandre Ceccacci follows the recent acquisition by Airbus of Aersud Helicopters, historical distributor of Airbus Helicopters in Italy. Airbus has thus consolidated the its presence in an important market that currently has 250 Airbus helicopters… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 24-Sep-19

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Summit Aviation extends MQ-8C Fire Scout contract

Summit Aviation extends MQ-8C Fire Scout contract

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, announced that it has entered into a new extension of its 2012 agreement with Northrop Grumman to continue building Faraday Cages for the Fire Scout program. Under this extension, Summit Aviation will support the delivery of an additional five Faraday Cages in 2019. Summit Aviation is responsible for procuring… Read more »

Source: Summit Aviation, 24-Sep-19

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MRO Insider Unveils AOG Mobile Application Preview for NBAA-BACE

MRO Insider Unveils AOG Mobile Application Preview for NBAA-BACE

Aviation maintenance quoting website MRO Insider has announced the development of the company’s AOG mobile application. The app will simplify the AOG process by “pinging” AOG providers based on aircraft location, allowing providers to quickly respond with an hourly rate, ETA to aircraft, and additional information needed. Aircraft owner/operators will be able to see this… Read more »

Source: MRO Insider, 23-Sep-19

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Leonardo delivers its 1,000th AW139 helicopter

Leonardo delivers its 1,000th AW139 helicopter

Leonardo delivered its 1,000th AW139 helicopter. The event represents a historic achievement: the AW139 is the most important helicopter programme in the last 15 years at an international level, and it is also able to set a production record in the Italian aviation industry’s outlook. The 1,000th machine of this model was delivered to Italy’s… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 23-Sep-19

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JETNET Launching JETNET for Salesforce product at NBAA-BACE

JETNET Launching JETNET for Salesforce product at NBAA-BACE

JETNET LLC, the world leader in business business aviation market intelligence, will be using NBAA 2019 to launch JETNET for Salesforce, a new product that integrates JETNET’s comprehensive database and search capabilities with the Salesforce app for subscribers of both services. With the new product, available on the Salesforce AppExchange, Salesforce customers who are also… Read more »

Source: JETNET, 19-Sep-19

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LO Helicopter Committee Enthusiastic about Bell 525

LO Helicopter Committee Enthusiastic about Bell 525

New Bell 525 technologies will raise oil and gas helicopter operational safety standards in the North Sea. As we gather for another edition of the SOLA Conference in Stavanger, Norway, improving helicopter operational safety in the North Sea continues to be top of mind. We are hard at work, fully focused on our certification progress… Read more »

Source: Bell, 18-Sep-19

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EHang Achieves World’s First Certificate of Unmanned Aircraft System Safety for AAVs

EHang Achieves World’s First Certificate of Unmanned Aircraft System Safety for AAVs

EHang, an autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) technology platform company, announced that it has become the world’s first company to achieve certificate of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) safety level II for AAVs through tests of the UAS fence. The certificate was issued by the China Academy of Civil Aviation Science and Technology (CAST) and was internationally… Read more »

Source: EHang, 18-Sep-19

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Schiebel completes successful flight trials in Finland

Schiebel completes successful flight trials in Finland

After chosen for one of the companies for test trials by the Border and Coast Guard Division of the Finnish Border Guard, Schiebel’s proven CAMCOPTER® S-100 Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Air System (UAS) performed a five-day maritime surveillance demonstration aboard Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) Turva. The intense flight trials took place at the… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 18-Sep-19

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Candian 2019 Paramedic of the Year title won by STARS crew member

Candian 2019 Paramedic of the Year title won by STARS crew member

Own Jason Trask was named the 2019 Paramedic of the Year with the Paramedic Association of Canada, a national advocacy group. “Oh, I thought it was a pretty cool honour,” Trask smiled during a recent chat at the STARS hangar. “It was pretty surprising but pretty nice at the same time.” Trask is the Emergency… Read more »

Source: STARS, 18-Sep-19

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21 stakeholders sign Single European Sky agreement

21 stakeholders sign Single European Sky agreement

At the “Digital European Sky” conference, organised on 11th September under the Finnish Presidency of the EU, EHA together with other 20 EU aviation stakeholders signed the Joint Declaration on the Future of the Single European Sky outlining their shared commitment to improving Europe’s airspace. The Organizations who signed the joint declaration were: EHA, A6 Alliance, A4 Airline Grouping,… Read more »

Source: European Helicopter Association, 17-Sep-19

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Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance to add second base at Aberdeen

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance to add second base at Aberdeen

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) has agreed a contract with Babcock to launch a new air ambulance service from Aberdeen International Airport. The four-year contract will see aerial emergency services specialist Babcock operate and maintain the air ambulance helicopter – Helimed 79 – from a new base at the airport from early 2020. Babcock Onshore… Read more »

Source: Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance, 17-Sep-19

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Elbit Systems completes acquisition of Harris Night Vision Business

Elbit Systems completes acquisition of Harris Night Vision Business

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ:ESLT and TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems”) announced that its U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, LLC (“Elbit Systems of America”), completed the acquisition of the Night Vision business of L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) (“Harris Night Vision”) for a purchase price of $350 million. Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, Elbit Systems President & CEO, commented: “The… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 16-Sep-19

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MDHI Awarded CLS and training contract

MDHI Awarded CLS and training contract

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is proud to announce it has been awarded a Firm Fixed-Price contract for the provision of Contractor Logistics Support (CLS), Contractor Field Service Representatives (CFSR), and both CONUS and OCONUS training. The contract – issued through Army Contracting Command-Redstone Arsenal on behalf of the Multinational Aviation Special Project Office (MASPO) –… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 16-Sep-19

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Sheffield Children’s Hospital Helipad receives £562,500 boos

Sheffield Children’s Hospital Helipad receives £562,500 boos

The fundraising campaign for a life-saving helipad at Sheffield Children’s Hospital took a major step forward thanks to a £562,500 charity donation. This morning, the HELP Appeal’s Chief Executive Robert Bertram presented the second installment of their £2.25M pledge to David Vernon-Edwards, Director of The Children’s Hospital Charity. It takes the fundraising towards the Helipad… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 16-Sep-19

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FlightSafety now offers safety and security training for corporate crews and passengers

FlightSafety International now offers safety and security training for flight crews and passengers of corporate aircraft. This new Abduction Prevention course is offered by the Skydas Group in cooperation with FlightSafety. Skydas is a wide spectrum strategic security consulting and threat management firm. “This two day Abduction Prevention course is designed for corporate aircraft passengers,… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 16-Sep-19

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