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Unique Flying Banana begins Restoration

Unique Flying Banana begins Restoration

Volunteers at the Helicopter Museum in Weston-super-Mare have started work on a new major restoration project, a Piasecki H-21 “Flying Banana” tandem-rotor helicopter originally built in Philadelphia in 1956 and recovered in 2016 from a college in France after a long career with the French Army Air Force. The world’s first tandem rotor helicopter to… Read more »

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 02-Apr-19

JETNET Launches New API Product

JETNET Launches New API Product

JETNET LLC, the leading provider of aviation market information, has launched a new application program interface, or API, dubbed JETNET API, to allow their users to build their own custom data solutions and applications. Subscribers can also contract with JETNET to provide custom applications to their specifications. JETNET API is a flexible interface allowing users… Read more »

Source: JETNET, 02-Apr-19

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H135 equipped with the Heliconics to Mainichi Shimbun

H135 equipped with the Heliconics to Mainichi Shimbun

Airbus Helicopters Japan Co., Ltd. has handed over the H135 equipped with the Heliconics to Mainichi Shimbun. To commemorate this, a new coverage helicopter safety prayer festival and a naming ceremony were held on the 28th in the daily newspaper company Haneda Hangar. The aircraft will be added to three EC135 (now H135) aircraft owned… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Apr-19

Blue Sky Network Expands Aerial Firefighting Capabilities

Blue Sky Network Expands Aerial Firefighting Capabilities

Blue Sky Network (BSN) announced its participation in the 16th edition of the Aerial Firefighting (AFF) Europe exhibition and continued its commitment to the industry with new offerings. This marks the satellite tracking innovator’s first time exhibiting at AFF Europe. For more than a decade, BSN has provided tracking, communications, and fleet management solutions for… Read more »

Source: Blue Sky Network, 02-Apr-19

Vertex Aerospace Awarded $20M Contract for TH-57 Support

Vertex Aerospace Awarded $20M Contract for TH-57 Support

Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Mississippi, is being awarded a $19,963,187 modification (P00038) to a previously awarded, firm-fixed-price, cost reimbursable, labor hour indefinite delivery, requirements contract (N00019-13-D-0007).  This modification increases the ceiling and extends the period of performance of the contract to provide additional TH-57 logistics support services and materials for organizational and depot level maintenance… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Apr-19

Jetcopter VTOL urban air taxi to be shown at Aero Friedrichshafen

Jetcopter VTOL urban air taxi to be shown at Aero Friedrichshafen

The new Jetcopter urban VTOL air taxi will be shown for the first time at the AERO 2019 general aviation trade exhibition, from April 10 until 13 in Friedrichshafen in Germany. The five-seat VTOL Jetcopter currently is the most powerful urban VTOL air taxi under development. EASA The new Jetcopter will meet all EASA requirements… Read more »

Source: Jetcopter, 01-Apr-19

AW159 Wildcat helps HMS Dragon to record eighth drugs haul – value £145m in six months

AW159 Wildcat helps HMS Dragon to record eighth drugs haul – value  £145m in six months

The Leonardo AW159 helicopter — dubbed the Wildcat by the Royal Navy — has helped HMS Dragon and 815 Naval Air Squadron net eight drug busts since last September, and U.K. authorities say the stashes of heroin, hashish, and crystal methamphetamine recovered mark a record for the Royal Navy. On March 17, HMS Dragon, a… Read more »

Source: UK Royal Navy, 01-Apr-19

HAI Applauds House Committee Vote on HR 1108

HAI Applauds House Committee Vote on HR 1108

Helicopter Association International (HAI) applauds the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for passing HR 1108. HR 1108, the Aviation Funding Stability Act of 2019, would authorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to draw from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund (AATF) in the event of a government shutdown. The legislation is designed to provide a… Read more »

Source: HAI, 01-Apr-19

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UK – Petrofac extends Survitec contract for immersion suits and lifejackets

UK – Petrofac extends Survitec contract for immersion suits and lifejackets

Survitec has secured a three-year contract extension with oil and gas services provider, Petrofac, to supply aviation immersion suits and lifejackets for personnel making helicopter transits to offshore oil platforms from Norwich Airport in the UK. Jill Florence, Contract Service Delivery Manager, Survitec, said: “For the past three years, Survitec has worked with Petrofac providing… Read more »

Source: Survitec Group, 01-Apr-19

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AeroComputers announces an agreement with ACSE GmbH

AeroComputers announces an agreement with ACSE GmbH

AeroComputers, Inc. the industry leader in providing tactical mission management systems for airborne applications that integrate the best in map data, and overlay of map data on live gimbal video (augmented reality) is pleased to announce an agreement with ACSE GmbH to provide sales and service for European customers. ACSE GmbH is based in Munich… Read more »

Source: AeroComputers, 01-Apr-19

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Northrop Grumman Awarded $104M Contract for UH-1Y, AH-1Z and UH-60V Mission Computers

Northrop Grumman Awarded $104M Contract for UH-1Y, AH-1Z and UH-60V Mission Computers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Woodland Hills, California, is awarded a $104,043,071 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of up to 503 technical refresh mission computers for UH-1Y, AH-1Z and UH-60V aircraft, including production units; retrofit units; and spare units for the Marine Corps, Defense Logistics Agency, and the government of Bahrain under the Foreign Military… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Apr-19

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Helicentre Aviation to Host Bristow Careers Days

Helicentre Aviation to Host Bristow Careers Days

Helicentre Aviation Academy has announced it will be hosting Bristow Helicopters’ Careers Days on 16th and 17th April 2019 at its Midlands-based training facility in Leicester. The joint initiative will bring together experienced and newly qualified industry professionals seeking a career path into Oil and Gas or Search and Rescue, with those responsible for pilot… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 01-Apr-19

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Call For Papers Deadline April 1 2019 – CHC Safety and Quality Summit 2019

Call For Papers Deadline April 1 2019 – CHC Safety and Quality Summit 2019

Time is running out to submit a presentation for consideration for the 15th annual Summit will take place at the Omni Dallas Hotel October 1-3. This year’s theme is “Shining a Light on Safety: Are We Looking in the Right Places?” Potential speakers will have until April 1, 2019 to submit entries to lead one or more of… Read more »

Source: CHC, 01-Apr-19

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Helibras delivers ACH130 to client of Santa Catarina

Helibras delivers ACH130 to client of Santa Catarina

[electronic translation] Helibras delivered an ACH130 model helicopter to a customer in the state of Santa Catarina. The aircraft in VIP configuration is the eighth of this category delivered in the state and will be used for private transportation. Helibras is the market leader in Santa Catarina, with more than 50% of the fleet in operation…. Read more »

Source: Helibras, 01-Apr-19

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Spectrum Aeromed Acquired by Heartland Equity Partners

Spectrum Aeromed Acquired by Heartland Equity Partners

Heartland Equity Partners announced that it has partnered with the leadership team of Spectrum Aeromed to acquire the company, which headquarters out of Fargo, ND. The 28-year-old company designs and manufactures customized air ambulance equipment for fixed and rotary wing aircraft all over the world. “The entire team at Spectrum Aeromed is excited about Heartland’s… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 01-Apr-19

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Latitude Technologies Debuts Ultra-Light, Ultra-Slim Touch Display

Latitude Technologies Debuts Ultra-Light, Ultra-Slim Touch Display

Latitude Technologies, a premier global supplier of flight data management, flight following, and satcom solutions, launches their ultra light, ultra slim Touch Control Display Unit (TCDU) at the 2019 AEA International Convention & Trade Show. Featuring a fully-customizable and high resolution display, the Latitude TCDU seamlessly supports a range of fixed and rotary wing applications. When paired… Read more »

Source: Latitude Technologies, 01-Apr-19

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MAG Aerospace acquires Encore Helicopter Maintenance

MAG Aerospace acquires Encore Helicopter Maintenance

MAG Aerospace (MAG) has acquired two Australia-based entities; Encore Aviation and Encore Helicopter Maintenance (“Encore Aviation”). Encore Aviation is a leading maintenance organisation supporting General Aviation in Australia and provides home base and deployed engineering and maintenance services to a wide variety of fixed and rotary wing aviation organisations including those contracted to the National… Read more »

Source: MAG Aerospace, 01-Apr-19

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CCAD completes 10,000 th T700 engine overhaul

CCAD completes 10,000 th T700 engine overhaul

Corpus Christi Army Depot leaders, staff and industry partners took part in a ceremony celebrating CCAD’s engine milestone completion, here, March 14. The ceremony marked CCAD’s success in servicing 10,000 T700 engines, which were first inducted into the depot in 2001 after partnering with General Electric Aviation in 2000. The milestone is based on the… Read more »

Source: CCAD, 01-Apr-19

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Russian Helicopters participates in LIMA 2019

Russian Helicopters participates in LIMA 2019

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (a part of Rostec State Corporation) will participate in the fifteenth International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition LIMA – 2019 that will take place from 26 through 30 March, on Langkawi, Malaysia. The key exhibits on the Holding Company’s stand will be Mi-171A2 and Ansat civil helicopters that participated in a unique… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 01-Apr-19

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Korea and Malaysia add firefighting AW189s

Korea and Malaysia add firefighting AW189s

With deliveries across Asia Pacific the Leonardo AW189 super medium helicopter is becoming the leader in the firefighting market. The Malaysia Fire and Rescue Department (Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Malaysia) and Korea’s Seoul Fire Department are beginning operations with their AW189s and will soon be followed by the Tokyo Fire Department. Asia Pacific is the… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 01-Apr-19

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FAA plans overhaul of aircraft design oversight

FAA plans overhaul of aircraft design oversight

The FAA has had to plan a revamp of oversight of aircraft manufacturing. This comes after the US Transportation Department’s inspector general commented that their department found several years’ worth of oversight process weaknesses. Concern was raised after the crash in Ethiopia which resulted in the grounding of all Boeing 737 Max aircrafts. A committee… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Mar-19

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Blade expanding to San Francisco

Blade expanding to San Francisco

Blade has recently extended their range of service to a special 200 people in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. These lucky few are able to book helicopters, seaplanes as well as private jets through their mobile app. They are trying to target travellers who would normally sit in traffic in major cities, reports Tech Crunch.

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Mar-19

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VFS EuroTec Receives FAA Validation for EC130 TrueBlue Main Ship Battery STC

VFS EuroTec Receives FAA Validation for EC130 TrueBlue Main Ship Battery STC

Helicopter operators flying popular EC130/H130 series aircraft now have further access to the newest technology in main battery solutions. Vertical Flight Solutions by EuroTec has received validation of its Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its kit incorporating True Blue Power’s TB17 (17 amp-hour) Advanced Lithium-ion Battery into Airbus… Read more »

Source: VFS EuroTec, 28-Mar-19

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Coptersafety appoints a new full-time flight instructor

Coptersafety appoints a new full-time flight instructor

Donatelli Gerardo has become one of Coptersafety’s full-time flight instructors. He has an extensive career as a military, HEMS, Offshore, and SAR pilot. Moreover, he has a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Sciences from the Federico II University in Naples. Donatelli has had a long pilot career. For the past 22 years, Gerardo has flown different… Read more »

Source: Coptersafety, 28-Mar-19

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2019 CHC Safety & Quality Summit Student Grant Opportunities

2019 CHC Safety & Quality Summit Student Grant Opportunities

CHC Helicopter and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, announced today the opportunity for aviation students to apply for two grants to attend the 2019 CHC Safety & Quality Summit in Dallas this October. This partnership will support students with fully funded travel and entrance to both the renowned industry safety event and one of the… Read more »

Source: CHC, 28-Mar-19

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Leonardo to set up production line in Algeria

Leonardo to set up production line in Algeria

Leonardo and the Algerian Ministry of National Defence announced  the establishment of a joint venture for the local assembly, sale and support of Leonardo helicopters for various applications. The joint venture (with a 51% share owned by the Ministry of National Defence and 49% owned by Leonardo) will be headquartered in a brand new industrial… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 28-Mar-19

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Bell 525 engine receives certification from FAA

Bell 525 engine receives certification from FAA

The Bell 525 program has accumulated more than 1,000 flight hours and over 1,350 hours of total turn time. The FAA joined the Bell 525 flight test team in November 2018 and is now actively involved in certification flight testing in Yellowknife, Canada and the recent completion of snow testing certification in Rome, New York…. Read more »

Source: Bell, 28-Mar-19

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FlightSafety to increase courses approved by US Dept Veterans Affairs

FlightSafety to increase courses approved by US Dept Veterans Affairs

FlightSafety International increases its support for veterans with a broad range of VA approved courses. FlightSafety now offers more than 259 courses approved for education benefits by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, at 12 Learning Centers in the United States. FlightSafety continues to work with Veterans Affairs to expand the number of available training… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 28-Mar-19

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BRS to supply parachute system for proposed VY400 eVTOL

BRS to supply parachute system for proposed VY400 eVTOL

BRS Aerospace, the leading whole aircraft rescue parachute system manufacturer in the world, and Transcend Air Corporation, developer of the Vy 400, a six-seat, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft, today announced a partnership to make the Vy the safest VTOL aircraft in history. BRS Aerospace and Transcend Air partner to make Vy 400 safest… Read more »

Source: BRS Aerospace, 28-Mar-19

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Russian Helicopters issues statement on Slovak MRO company LOTN

Russian Helicopters issues statement on Slovak MRO company LOTN

Due to the published information regarding overhaul of the second Mi-17V-5 helicopter operated by the Air Force of Afghanistan carried out by the Slovak company LOTN, Russian Helicopters Holding Company represented by the helicopter designer (Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant) and manufacturer (Kazan Helicopters) announces the performed work illegitimate. The holding company repeatedly contacted the executives… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 28-Mar-19

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FAA certifies GE CT7-2F1 engine for Bell 525

FAA certifies GE CT7-2F1 engine for Bell 525

The newest member of GE’s CT7 engine family, the CT7-2F1, achieved type certification by the Federal Aviation Administration. This milestone is a big step forward for entry into service of the CT7-2F1-powered Bell 525 Relentless, the world’s first fly-by-wire commercial helicopter, designed to operate safely and reliably in austere environments and with decreased pilot workload…. Read more »

Source: GE Aviation, 28-Mar-19

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BLADE Launches Helicopter Flights to and From JFK All Day Long

BLADE Launches Helicopter Flights to and From JFK All Day Long

In its largest service expansion to date, BLADE Urban Air Mobility, Inc. (“BLADE”) has launched continuous helicopter flights between Manhattan and John F. Kennedy Airport (“JFK”) every weekday from 7:00am to 7:00pm. The shared flight service will be the largest Urban Air Mobility (“UAM”) initiative in the United States and will advance BLADE’s mission of… Read more »

Source: BLADE, 28-Mar-19

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STARS to receive $65 Million from Canadian Government

STARS to receive $65 Million from Canadian Government

The future of helicopter emergency medical services in Western Canada will soon receive a significant lift, thanks to a vital funding commitment from the Government of Canada. It was announced in today’s federal budget that STARS, a non-profit, charitable helicopter air ambulance organization operating across the Prairie provinces will receive $65 million to help replace… Read more »

Source: STARS, 28-Mar-19

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NHV H175 fleet exceeds 30000 flight hours

NHV H175 fleet exceeds 30000 flight hours

NHV Group is pleased to announce that its H175 fleet surpassed its first 30,000 flight hours. This significant milestone proves this super-medium-sized rotorcraft’s capabilities and reliability in highly demanding operations, especially the transportation of personnel and supplies to offshore oil and gas platforms. The 30,000 hours have been accumulated by NHV’s fleet of eleven H175s…. Read more »

Source: NHV Group, 28-Mar-19

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Valley Med Flight Earns Successive NAAMTA Accreditation

Valley Med Flight Earns Successive NAAMTA Accreditation

NAAMTA Medical Transport Accreditation criteria and auditing practices set the framework for transport services in providing quality patient care and safety in the industry. Following an independent, external evaluation of administrative documentation, medical practices, and facilities, Valley Med Flight is being awarded accreditation for their fixed- and rotor-wing program. NAAMTA’s Accreditation program is built on… Read more »

Source: NAAMTA, 28-Mar-19

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Schiebel obtains EN9100 certification

Schiebel obtains EN9100 certification

Schiebel was awarded the widely recognized EN 9100 certification for quality management systems in the aviation, space and defense industry on 1 March. Throughout the civil and military aerospace industry, EN 9100 is the quality assurance standard in development, production and maintenance along the entire supply chain. With this international quality management certification, Schiebel provides… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 28-Mar-19

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FlightSafety centre in Denver add more courses for EC130T2

FlightSafety centre in Denver add more courses for EC130T2

FlightSafety International now offers new Airbus Helicopters EC130T2 and AS350B3 courses at its Learning Center in Denver, Colorado. “We are pleased to augment the support offered to operators of the EC130T2 and AS350B3 helicopter with these new courses in Denver,” said Steve Gross, Senior Vice President, Commercial. “The development and introduction of these new programs… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 26-Mar-19

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Phoenix Heli-Flight picks Outerlink IRIS tracking for fleet upgrade

Phoenix Heli-Flight picks Outerlink IRIS tracking for fleet upgrade

Phoenix Heli-Flight, Inc., a charter helicopter company based in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, recently announced a fleet upgrade to the Outerlink IRIS system. Most recently the company utilized Outerlink’s tracking software and data recorders, but upgrading to the IRIS system gives them the additional features such as push-to-talk radio, constant and reliable communication, live alerts… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 26-Mar-19

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Bell Boeing JPO Awarded $19M Contract for MV-22 and CV-22 Kits

Bell Boeing JPO Awarded $19M Contract for MV-22 and CV-22 Kits

Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded an $18,663,905 modification (P00003) to a firm-fixed-price delivery order (N0001919F0305) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-0002). This modification exercises an option to procure 60 MV-22 Proprotor Hub spring and drive link kits for the Marine Corps; and 10 CV-22 Proprotor Hub spring and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 25-Mar-19

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Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ Helicopter Achieves First Flight

Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ Helicopter Achieves First Flight

The Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ helicopter achieved first flight at Sikorsky’s West Palm Beach, Florida site. This revolutionary aircraft, developed by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), and Boeing (NYSE: BA), will help inform the next generation of military helicopters as part of the U.S. Army’s Future Vertical Lift program. “DEFIANT is designed to fly… Source: Sikorsky, 25-Mar-19

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Keystone Turbine Services Earns Two Rolls-Royce M250 Awards

Keystone Turbine Services Earns Two Rolls-Royce M250 Awards

M International is pleased to announce its world-class portfolio MRO company Keystone Turbine Services, LLC (“KTS”) was presented with two Rolls-Royce M250 superior performance awards during the Rolls-Royce FIRST© Network luncheon held as part of the 2019 Heli-Expo Annual Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. “The Going Above and Beyond and Customer Satisfaction awards represent the combined… Read more »

Source: M International, 25-Mar-19

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FlightSafety to add Advanced Energy Management – Rotorcraft course

FlightSafety to add Advanced Energy Management – Rotorcraft course

FlightSafety International will add a new Advanced Energy Management – Rotorcraft course to its Master Aviator program for helicopter pilots in the coming months “We are pleased to enhance the FlightSafety Master Aviator program for helicopter pilots with this new Advanced Energy Management course,” said Steve Gross, Senior Vice President, Commercial.  “Master Aviator sets a… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 25-Mar-19

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HealthNet EC145e to serve West Virginia

HealthNet EC145e to serve West Virginia

HealthNet Aeromedical Services, a statewide hospital-based program headquartered in Charleston, West Virginia, announced an order for one EC145e helicopter from Metro Aviation as part of the program’s latest fleet expansion. Metro expects to deliver the light-to-medium twin helicopter from its Shreveport-based completion center in the summer of 2020. “HealthNet Aeromedical Services and our sponsoring academic… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 25-Mar-19

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Bell and Rolls-Royce Collaborate

Bell and Rolls-Royce Collaborate

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a teaming agreement with Rolls-Royce for the development of an optimized propulsion system and continued risk reduction efforts aimed at the V-280 Valor and V-247 advanced vertical lift platforms. The collaboration will focus on the integration of Rolls-Royce’s proven low-risk and advanced propulsion systems into future… Read more »

Source: Bell, 25-Mar-19

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Sikorsky Recognizes County Of County of Los Angeles Fire Department

Sikorsky Recognizes County Of County of Los Angeles Fire Department

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) has recognized the County of Los Angeles Fire Department’s Air Operations Section for its efforts in combating last November’s devastating Woolsey Fire with firefighting helicopters. The Fire Department operates eight multi-mission helicopters, including three S-70A Sikorsky Firehawk aircraft. During a March 12 ceremony at the Los Angeles Board… Read more »

Source: Sikorksy, 25-Mar-19

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CHC and Aberdeen University to embark on research partnership

CHC and Aberdeen University to embark on research partnership

CHC Helicopter and Aberdeen University’s Department of Industrial Psychology have been awarded £54,000 to fund PhD Research projects in Crew Resource Management (CRM) and Human Factors training, commencing September 2019. The award, made by the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), will see Dr. Amy Irwin… Read more »

Source: CHC, 25-Mar-19

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V-22 Osprey Marks Three Decades of Transforming Military Aviation

V-22 Osprey Marks Three Decades of Transforming Military Aviation

During the thirty years since the V-22 Osprey first flew, the tiltrotor aircraft, built by Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Boeing [NYSE: BA], has fundamentally changed how the U.S. Marine Corps and Air Force operate in combat and support humanitarian operations. The V-22 has become one of the most in-demand and… Read more »

Source: Bell, 22-Mar-19

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FlightSafety and Metro Aviation celebrate five years of Louisiana Level D simulators

FlightSafety and Metro Aviation celebrate five years of Louisiana Level D simulators

FlightSafety International and Metro Aviation celebrate five years of delivering training for single and multi-engine helicopters using Level D qualified simulators in Shreveport, Louisiana. “We are pleased to celebrate five years of training in Level D qualified simulators for single and multi-engine helicopters at the Metro Aviation Training Center in Shreveport, Louisiana,” said David Davenport,… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 22-Mar-19

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HELP Appeal donation upgrades Royal Preston Hospital helipad

HELP Appeal donation upgrades Royal Preston Hospital helipad

HELP Appeal, which is the only charity in the country dedicated to funding hospital helipads, presented a cheque to Royal Preston Hospital worth over £111,000. The donation has covered improvements to the safety of the hospital helipad and further assisted its night flying capabilities. The works included additional safety signage, warning lights and automated barriers… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 22-Mar-19

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Babcock Flight Training Adelaide Graduate

Babcock Flight Training Adelaide Graduate

Babcock Australasia (Babcock), the aerospace and defence company, are delighted to share that flight student and Babcock employee, Pedro de Jesus Ximenes Belo, has graduated from Flight Training Adelaide and is on track to join the Babcock Offshore Services Australia team operating across the Timor Sea. Pedro joined Babcock in 2017 as part of a… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 22-Mar-19

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GVH Aerospace helps Swiss Rotor Solutions

GVH Aerospace helps Swiss Rotor Solutions

GVH Aerospace is pleased to be Swiss Rotor Solutions’ certification partner and helping Swiss Rotor Solutions in achieving the partnership with Airbus Helicopters to offer the MAXIMUM PILOT VIEW KIT (MPVK) as a factory fit and retrofit option for the H125 helicopter. Airbus is taking immediate orders to install the MPVK on production line aircraft… Read more »

Source: GVH Aerospace, 22-Mar-19

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DAC renews distribution with Esterline

DAC renews distribution with Esterline

DAC INTERNATIONAL INC. (DAC), a subsidiary of Aero Precision Holdings LP, announced today the renewal of its worldwide partnership agreement for the distribution of the Esterline CMA-6800 LCD Display and GPS sensor products. Esterline Avionics Systems is a major supplier of cockpit avionics systems and advanced displays to the aerospace market, including airframe manufacturers, airlines,… Read more »

Source: DAC International, 22-Mar-19

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Genesys Aerosystems to certify popular HeliSAS Stability Augmentation System

Genesys Aerosystems to certify popular HeliSAS Stability Augmentation System

Genesys Aerosystems announced that it has begun the Supplemental Type Certification (STC) process for its VFR version of the Helicopter Stability Augmentation System (HeliSAS) autopilot for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. “Genesys Aerosystems has already worked with the previous models of Bell Helicopters such as the 206B, 206L, and 407 to offer the benefits… Read more »

Source: Genesys Aerosystems, 22-Mar-19

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PDG partners with Woodgate Aviation to support 148th British Open Golf

PDG partners with Woodgate Aviation to support 148th British Open Golf

The two aviation companies will jointly operate the service from Woodgate Aviation’s private hangar and FBO at Belfast International Airport. Clients will be able to park at the facility, enjoy the luxury of the FBO executive lounge before boarding their helicopter for the 30mins helicopter ride to an assigned landing site at Royal Portrush Golf… Read more »

Source: Woodgate Aviation, 22-Mar-19

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Building Work Begins on new Penzance Heliport

Building Work Begins on new Penzance Heliport

Work has officially begun on the new Penzance Heliport that will become the helicopter gateway to the Isles of Scilly. The first turf was cut on the site at Jelbert Way in a ceremony this week (Monday 18th March 2019). The new heliport is adjacent to the previous heliport site and will reinstate direct helicopter flights… Read more »

Source: Penzance Heliport, 21-Mar-19

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Two Nepalese operators to add Airbus H125 in coming weeks

Two Nepalese operators to add Airbus H125 in coming weeks

Two Private helicopter operators of Nepal, Simrik Air and Altitude Air, are gearing up for a fierce battle with both of them racing to induct brand new H125 (AS350 B3e) series Airbus Helicopter into their fleet by this season. According to the Highly placed source, the estimated cost of the helicopter is Nrs 310 million… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 20-Mar-19

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Senior Director of Product Development named at EastWest Industries

Senior Director of Product Development named at EastWest Industries

East/West Industries, a leading provider of critical lifesaving equipment for the aerospace and defense industry, announced the promotion of Mike Vetter to Senior Director of Product Development. In this newly developed role, Vetter leads the product development and engineering groups, working closely with the sales team to manage and expand East/West’s continued growth.“Mike is an… Read more »

Source: East/West Industries, 20-Mar-19

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Airbus bids for Australian Army tender with H145M

Airbus bids for Australian Army tender with H145M

Airbus Australia Pacific Managing Director Andrew Mathewson confirmed that Airbus had recently responded to the Commonwealth of Australia (CoA) request for information for a four-tonne class, rapidly deployable, multi-role helicopter for Australian Special Forces.“The Airbus H145M helicopter is the military version of the H145 – the most advanced member of Airbus’ multi-purpose twin-engine category. It… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Mar-19

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HSM-70 celebrates 10 years of excellence

HSM-70 celebrates 10 years of excellence

The Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 70 “Spartans” celebrated their 10th anniversary, since commissioning in 2009, at Naval Air Station Jacksonville Feb. 14. The event kicked off with HSM-70 Commanding Officer Cmdr. Kenneth Colman praising the Spartan team. “On Feb. 9, 2009, 22 officers, 23 chief petty officers, and 152 Sailors, totaling 207 “Spartans” established… Read more »

Source: The Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron, 20-Mar-19

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance to carry blood supplies

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance to carry blood supplies

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) will carry blood supplies on board its helicopters and Rapid Response Vehicles (RRVs). This major development will provide a significant improvement in the care that can be provided to patients. Being able to give a pre-hospital transfusion at the scene of an incident could be a life-saving intervention for… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 20-Mar-19

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L3 WESCAM Launches In-Flight Training Course for MX™-Series EO/IR Turrets

L3 WESCAM Launches In-Flight Training Course for MX™-Series EO/IR Turrets

L3 WESCAM announced the launch of its InFlight training course as the latest solution in its family of aviation training platforms for MX™- Series airborne electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) imaging and targeting systems. L3’s In-Flight training program includes theoretical in-class training combined with pre- and post flight simulation training and in-flight, mission-centric training. With the… Read more »

Source: L3 WESCAM, 20-Mar-19

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Trakka Systems announces TLX Searchlight Order

Trakka Systems announces TLX Searchlight Order

Trakka Systems is pleased to announce that ESG (Elektroniksystem and Logistik GmbH) has selected the TrakkaBeam TLX Searchlight for a German Police customer.  Furthermore, ESG are adding the TLX to their STC on the EC135. This high-intensity, high power searchlight is the latest model in the Trakka Systems range. Complementing the proven work-horse A800, the… Read more »

Source: Trakka Systems, 20-Mar-19

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Canadian Coast Guard picks Dart wearplates for Bell 429 fleet

Canadian Coast Guard picks Dart wearplates for Bell 429 fleet

DART Aerospace has been known to offer Full-Length Wearplates designed specifically to prevent premature damage to OEM Skidtubes on a variety of aircraft models. The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) owns a fleet of Bell 429 that operate in some of the most demanding, challenging and severe operational and environmental conditions and therefore, cannot afford any… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 20-Mar-19

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AIM raises awareness for careers in Aviation Maintenance

AIM raises awareness for careers in Aviation Maintenance

The aviation industry faces dire challenges as it strives to recruit enough technicians to keep aircraft flying and airlines operating.  Boeing recently reported that the shortage of FAA-certified aircraft technicians has caused a vacuum within the airlines, and 189,000 trained technicians will be needed within the next 20 years. But fewer than 20,000 students across… Read more »

Source: AIM, 20-Mar-19

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PAL-V unveils the distinctive features of the PAL-V Liberty Pioneer

PAL-V unveils the distinctive features of the PAL-V Liberty Pioneer

At the Geneva International Motor Show 2019 (GIMS) PAL-V unveiled the distinctive features of the PAL-V Liberty Pioneer, world’s first production model flying car. The 90 pieces limited edition is based on the PAL-V Liberty which was unveiled last year at the GIMS. It will open the next chapter of mobility. During the 5 th… Read more »

Source: PAL-V, 20-Mar-19

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Caverton Helicopters picks Thales for AW139 simulator

Caverton Helicopters picks Thales for AW139 simulator

Caverton, a key aviation and marine logistics player for the Nigerian oil and gas industry sector, aims to deliver AW139 Simulator training to pilots. This move is a key step forward in Caverton’s strategic move into flight simulation training services. They have chosen to rely on Thales’s AW139-configured Reality H Full-Flight Simulator to accomplish this… Read more »

Source: Thales Group, 20-Mar-19

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PHi report on results for the year to 31 December 2018

PHi report on results for the year to 31 December 2018

PHI, Inc. (Nasdaq: PHII (voting); PHIIK (non-voting)) today reported financial results for the year ended December 31, 2018. PHI, Inc (the “Company”) today announced a net loss from continuing operations for the year ended December 31, 2018 of $141.5 million, or $8.95 per share, on revenue of $674.4 million. This compares to a net gain… Read more »

Source: PHI, 20-Mar-19

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Hawker Pacific supplies bespoke mission system

Hawker Pacific supplies bespoke mission system

Hawker Pacific announced the supply of a bespoke mission system delivered on three Bell 412EP helicopters to a Parapublic operator. Hawker Pacific Senior Vice President Middle East Region, Ian Darcy, says “our recent delivery of a bespoke mission system is a prime example of our experienced and mission focused engineering team at the Hawker Pacific… Read more »

Source: Hawker Pacific, 19-Mar-19

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Bell delivers B505 Jet Ranger X to Stockton Police

Bell delivers B505 Jet Ranger X to Stockton Police

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the delivery of a law enforcement-configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to the Stockton Police Department. “The Bell 505 has excelled in the parapublic sector since we first introduced the aircraft to the market, and customers are thrilled with the aircraft’s exceptional performance and ease of… Read more »

Source: Bell, 19-Mar-19

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Savback Helicopters appoints new CEO

Savback Helicopters appoints new CEO

After having taken large market shares in Sweden and sold helicopters in all the corners of the world over the last two decades, Savback Helicopters AB is now entering into a new expansive phase. In connection with this, the company’s Operations Manager, Reja Savbäck, is now taking the position of company CEO. The founder, Michael… Read more »

Source: Savback Helicopters, 19-Mar-19

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Hensoldt enters into Framework Agreement with Airbus

Hensoldt enters into Framework Agreement with Airbus

At the end of 2018, Hensoldt and Airbus Helicopters signed a framework agreement for the delivery of the Airborne Missile Protection System (AMPS). Initially, the agreement will have a term of ten years without any minimum purchase requirement being set. Now the first order has already been placed. Hensoldt will deliver a total of 20… Read more »

Source: Hensoldt, 19-Mar-19

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HELP Appeal donation funds new helipad for Maidstone Hospital

HELP Appeal donation funds new helipad for Maidstone Hospital

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is set to open a new 24 hour helipad at Maidstone Hospital thanks to the generous support of the HELP (Helicopter Emergency Landing Pads) Appeal. Robert Bertram, Chief Executive of the HELP Appeal, presented a cheque to the Trust on Wednesday 13 March. The charity is the only one… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 19-Mar-19

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Skyhunter Outfitters LLC Extends its 2019 Winter Season Hunt

Skyhunter Outfitters LLC Extends its 2019 Winter Season Hunt

Skyhunter Outfitters LLC, the premiere helicopter hog hunting outfitters in Texas, are extending their 2019 winter hunting season. This winter hunting season starting on January 7th 2019, is now being extended to May 2019. Hunters, who want to go for a helicopter hog hunt for later dates can now go book their hunt today. Skyhunter Outfitters LLC ensures… Read more »

Source: Skyhunter Outfitters, 19-Mar-19

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Official commentary on illegitimate overhaul of Mi-17V-5

Official commentary on illegitimate overhaul of Mi-17V-5

Due to the published information regarding overhaul of the second Mi-17V-5 helicopter operated by the Air Force of Afghanistan carried out by the Slovak company LOTN, Russian Helicopters Holding Company represented by the helicopter designer (Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant) and manufacturer (Kazan Helicopters) announces the performed work illegitimate. The holding company repeatedly contacted the executives… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 19-Mar-19

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CAMP Systems International Offers Engine Health Monitoring

CAMP Systems International Offers Engine Health Monitoring

CAMP Systems International is pleased to announce its industry leading CAMP Engine Health Monitoring solution is now available for Bell 505 aircraft powered by the Safran Arrius 2R engine. As the sole factory recommended maintenance tracking provider for Bell, CAMP Systems supports Bell operators as they maintain and meet the regulatory demands of helicopter health… Read more »

Source: CAMP Systems International, 19-Mar-19

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