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Magpas Air Ambulance CEO appointed to the Board of the Association of Air Ambulances

Magpas Air Ambulance CEO appointed to the Board of the Association of Air Ambulances

Magpas Air Ambulance are very pleased to announce that Daryl Brown, the Charity’s CEO, has been appointed to the Board of the Association of Air Ambulances (AAA). The AAA provides a platform of representation as a unified national voice for the UK Air Ambulance community to governments, legislators and the public. Daryl says “I’m delighted to… Read more »

Source: Magpas Air Ambulance, 22-May-19

Sikorsky Receives Contract To Build 12 CH-53K

Sikorsky Receives Contract To Build 12 CH-53K

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) will build 12 production CH-53K King Stallion helicopters under a new $1.13 billion contract from the U.S. Navy. These advanced helicopters are part of the 200 program of record aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps. Under the terms of the contract, known as Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot 2 and… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 22-May-19

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Helicopter Training Squadron 18 Receives Award

Helicopter Training Squadron 18 Receives Award

The Order of Daedalians recognized the “Vigilant Eagles” of Helicopter Training Squadron (HT) 18’s outstanding safety record for 2018 with the Adm. John H. Towers Flight Safety Award, May 17. Cmdr. Kenneth Kerr, HT-18’s commanding officer accepted the award on behalf of his squadron during a ceremony hosted at Training Air Wing 5 in Milton,… Read more »

Source: US Naval Air Training, 22-May-19

B505 Continues Global Expansion

B505 Continues Global Expansion

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the signature of a new purchase agreement for the Bell 505 with HUBI-FLY from Austria and the recent certification of the aircraft in the Ukraine and Russia. With over 150 aircraft delivered worldwide, the Bell 505 is already demonstrating excellent performance. “The Bell 505 is truly… Read more »

Source: Bell, 22-May-19

ADS-B Rebates Have All Been Reserved

ADS-B Rebates Have All Been Reserved

The last few hundred of the $500 Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) rebate reservations offered to general aviation aircraft owners by the FAA are gone. Since launching the program in September 2016, the FAA has offered 20,000 rebates to qualified applicants. Should any of the reservations be returned, the agency will make them available each… Read more »

Source: FAA, 22-May-19

Air BP and London Biggin Hill Airport continue long-standing relationship

Air BP and London Biggin Hill Airport continue long-standing relationship

Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and services supplier, has renewed its contract with London Biggin Hill Airport (BQH/EGKB), following 25 years of successful collaboration. Air BP will continue to supply the airport with Jet A-1 and Avgas 100LL, with customers able to use the Air BP Sterling Card and RocketRoute MarketPlace to pay… Read more »

Source: Air BP, 22-May-19

NeoXCraft designers VRCO sign agreement with ConnectJets

NeoXCraft designers VRCO sign agreement with ConnectJets

ConnectJets is marking its 10th anniversary this summer with the launch of a new division – ConnectSkies. the business aviation charter industry’s first independent ‘sustainable’ aircraft sales, marketing and logistics platform. With sustainability at the forefront of the industry and the world, especially among millennials, ConnectSkies will explore a range of options in all categories of… Read more »

Source: ConnectJets, 22-May-19

Boeing Awarded $8M Contract for AH-64 Support Services

Boeing Awarded $8M Contract for AH-64 Support Services

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded an $8,415,141 modification (P00035) to Foreign Military Sales (Saudi Arabia) contract W58RGZ-14-0055 for post-production support services for the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter.  Work will be performed in King Khalid Military City, Saudi Arabia; and Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2019.  Fiscal 2017 other… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 20-May-19

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Sikorsky Awarded $1,126M Contract for Procurement of 12 CH-53K

Sikorsky Awarded $1,126M Contract for Procurement of 12 CH-53K

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $1,126,216,626 modification (P00026) to previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-16-C-0048).  This modification provides for the procurement of 12 Lot II and Lot III low-rate initial production CH-53K aircraft, including programmatic support, logistics support, and peculiar support equipment. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut (44.96… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 20-May-19

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Safran appointed Executive VP Operations

Safran appointed Executive VP Operations

Safran Helicopter Engines has appointed Bernard Barussaud as Executive Vice-President Operations. Bernard succeeds François-Xavier Foubert who has been appointed to another position within the Group. Bernard Barussaud (52) joined the Snecma1 engineering department in 1992. From 1995 he fulfilled various management roles within the manufacturing department — manufacturing support, fan disk manufacturing — before in… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 20-May-19

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Bell Boeing JPO Awarded $42M Contract for V-22 Technical Support

Bell Boeing JPO Awarded $42M Contract for V-22 Technical Support

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a $42,238,558 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (N0001919F2768) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-0002). This order procures fleet software sustainment including engineering and technical support for the V-22 flight control system and on-aircraft avionics for the Marine Corps and Air Force. Work will be performed in… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 20-May-19

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Russian Helicopters participate in SITDEF-2019

Russian Helicopters participate in SITDEF-2019

Russian Helicopters holding (part of Rostec State Coropration) will participate in the Seventh International Exhibition of Technology for Defense and Prevention of Natural Disasters SITDEF-2019 held in the territory of the headquarters of the Peruvian Army in Lima from May 16 to 21. This year, we present in Peru the main civilian line of Russian… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 20-May-19

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New Chief Executive for Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex

New Chief Executive for Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex

A highly experienced leader and Chief Executive with 25 years’ experience in the health and international aid and development sectors helping people in need – including those living in some of the world’s most troubled hotspots – will be taking over as the new Chief Executive of Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (AAKSS). An honours… Read more »

Source: Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex, 20-May-19

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Robinson Introduces a New Flight Training Guide

Robinson Introduces a New Flight Training Guide

An updated flight training guide is now available from Robinson Helicopter Company, whose helicopters have become synonymous with flight training. The comprehensive guide addresses the many levels of training, from the student pilot trying to find the “hover button”, to the rated helicopter pilot transitioning into a Robinson, to the all-important flight review. The guide… Read more »

Source: Robinson, 15-May-19

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Kawasaki Heavy Industries opens H145-BK117 training centre at Gifu

Kawasaki Heavy Industries opens H145-BK117 training centre at Gifu

Kawasaki Heavy Industries established a training center equipped with the latest equipment at the Gifu Plant for pilots and maintenance of H145 / BK117 helicopters manufactured by the company, and held an opening ceremony today. In recent years, while domestic demand for pilots and mechanics such as highly public doctor helicopters, fire fighting and disaster… Read more »

Source: Kawasaki, 15-May-19

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Cooperation Between Russia and Belarus exceeds $1 bln

Cooperation Between Russia and Belarus exceeds $1 bln

“Russia and Belarus are strategic partners in military and technical cooperation. Since 2001, the volume of cooperation between Rosoboronexport and Belarus has exceeded $1 bln. The scope is unbelievable covering almost every line from the supply of end products and components to joint researches and defense projects,” said Rosoboronexport’s Director General Alexander Mikheev. The company’s… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 15-May-19

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Reiser to supply first helicopter simulator for Lufthansa Aviation Training

Reiser to supply first helicopter simulator for Lufthansa Aviation Training

In the course of upcoming investments in new training equipment for pilot training and further education, Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT) is cooperating with the manufacturer Reiser Simulation and Training in the field of helicopter simulation. This company is specialized in the production of helicopter full flight simulators of the type H145/H135 Level D. With the… Read more »

Source: Lufthansa Aviation Training, 15-May-19

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VNH launches tourism flights with B505

VNH launches tourism flights with B505

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that Northern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH North), a subsidiary of state-owned helicopter operator Vietnam Helicopter Corporation, has launched the first ever helicopter tourism flights with the Bell 505 in Vietnam’s iconic Ha Long Bay. Vietnam Helicopter Corporation and VNH North operate a fleet of modern helicopters… Read more »

Source: Bell, 14-May-19

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Oceania Aviation Prepare Right Hand H125/AS350 Cargo Pod

Oceania Aviation Prepare Right Hand H125/AS350 Cargo Pod

Oceania Aviation are proud to announce that their manufacturing division, Airborne Systems, have been approved as an Airbus Supplier and are in the final stages of achieving a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) amendment for their Cargo Pod, allowing its use on the right-hand side of H125/AS350 series helicopters. Airborne Systems have been supplying H125/AS350 operators… Read more »

Source: Oceania Aviation, 14-May-19

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HAI Releases New Reporting Tool For Rotorcraft Pilots

HAI Releases New Reporting Tool For Rotorcraft Pilots

To address a growing need for reporting airborne safety hazards, helicopter pilots now have a new website, www.rotor.org/HARP, that allows for fast and easy reporting of near misses and other in-flight safety events. The HAI Aviation Reporting Program (HARP) was developed by the association’s Operations Department specifically for helicopter pilots, with customized data fields for… Read more »

Source: HAI, 14-May-19

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European Defence Agency launches Dark Blade 2019 helicopter exercise

European Defence Agency launches Dark Blade 2019 helicopter exercise

DARK BLADE 2019, the 13th helicopter exercise organised under the umbrella of the European Defence Agency’s Helicopter Exercise Programme (HEP), takes place as of 13 May at Náměšť airbase in Czech Republic, until 1 June 2019. A total of 29 air assets (25 helicopters + 4 fixed wing) and some 600 military personnel from six… Read more »

Source: EDA, 14-May-19

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Vertical Flight Society Announces 2019 Board of Directors

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2019 Board of Directors

The Vertical Flight Society is pleased to announce the election results for its Board of Directors. The next Board meeting will be held during the world’s largest vertical flight conference — its 75th Annual Forum & Technology Display — May 13–16, 2019 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia: http://www.vtol.org/forum. The following members were elected to… Read more »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 14-May-19

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JETNET to unveil new products, features at EBACE

JETNET to unveil new products, features at EBACE

JETNET LLC, the world leader in aviation market intelligence, will be featuring a series of new products and service enhancements at EBACE2019 at the Geneva Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland, including their JETNET API and Portfolio Manager. JETNET API allows clients to create customizable data delivery solutions using JETNET’s database. Portfolio Manager provides users with the… Read more »

Source: JETNET, 14-May-19

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Veelo Technologies Displays VHA Blade at MRO Americas

Veelo Technologies Displays VHA Blade at MRO Americas

Veelo Technologies featured a VHA tail rotor blade in its MRO Americas 2019 display in Atlanta in April to demonstrate the drapability of its proprietary VeeloHEAT carbon nanotube heater blanket material. A subsidiary of Cincinnati, Ohio-based General Nano, Veelo develops cutting-edge materials and manufacturing technologies for composite aircraft and weapon systems. Van Horn Aviation is… Read more »

Source: Veelo Technologies, 14-May-19

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NHV joins HeliOffshore

NHV joins HeliOffshore

NHV is pleased to announce their membership in HeliOffshore, the global, safety-focused association for the offshore helicopter industry. Through collaboration with members, HeliOffshore is delivering an industry-wide safety program that is enhancing safety worldwide. The association consists of 120 member companies who are involved in an unprecedented collaboration that involves sharing data, agreeing work priorities… Read more »

Source: NHV, 14-May-19

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Robinson Delivers Two More Cadets

Robinson Delivers Two More Cadets

On May 8th, Robinson Helicopter Company delivered two R44 Cadets to the University of North Dakota (UND). The bright green and yellow helicopters are the latest additions to the University’s growing fleet of Cadets. As with the two previously acquired Cadets, purchased in 2017 and 2018, the new Cadets will be used for training at… Read more »

Source: Robinson, 14-May-19

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New radar warning system reliably detects new types of threats

New radar warning system reliably detects new types of threats

HENSOLDT, the leading independent sensor house, is introducing the new radar warning system ‘Kalaetron RWR’ (RWR = Radar Warning Receiver) onto the market, which revolutionises the protection of aircraft and helicopters from radar-guided weapons. This new product will be presented to the public for the first time at the Electronic Warfare Europe Conference in Stockholm…. Read more »

Source: HENSOLDT, 14-May-19

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P&WC announces new President

P&WC announces new President

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), announced the appointment of Maria Della Posta as president of Pratt & Whitney Canada, effective June 1 and reporting to Pratt & Whitney President Bob Leduc. Della Posta succeeds John Saabas as president, Pratt & Whitney Canada, who has announced his retirement. “Pratt & Whitney Canada has a leadership position in all of its markets, with… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney, 14-May-19

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BLADE’s New Helicopter Service Expands

BLADE’s New Helicopter Service Expands

Just one month after launching continuous helicopter flights between Manhattan and John F. Kennedy Airport (“JFK”), BLADE Urban Air Mobility, Inc. (“BLADE”) has expanded its service to include LaGuardia Airport (“LaGuardia”) and Newark Liberty International Airport (“Newark”). BLADE’s service is the largest Urban Air Mobility (“UAM”) initiative in the United States and will further advance… Read more »

Source: BLADE, 14-May-19

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MARPA warns US manufacturers to check new EASA SMS proposals

MARPA warns US manufacturers to check new EASA SMS proposals

EASA has issued a Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) that would establish new SMS regulations for repair stations and manufacturers. This NPA proposes to apply safety management systems (SMS) to production and design organizations approved under Subparts G and J of Part 21. It introduces elements of SMS into the regulations, but also makes a… Read more »

Source: EASA, 14-May-19

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Coptersafety appointed new CEO

Coptersafety appointed new CEO

Coptersafety has announced the appointment of Erkka Suvikumpu as Chief Executive Officer. He comes from the position as CEO and Co-owner of Safera Oy, a pioneer in smart home sensor and fire prevention solutions. Suvikumpu will take up his new position on 13th May. “Erkka has a broad understanding of the aviation industry and a… Read more »

Source: Coptersafety, 14-May-19

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Air Methods sets up agreement with Anthem in six states

Air Methods sets up agreement with Anthem in six states

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, today announced that it has expanded its partnership with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and will now be part of the plans’ in-network health coverage benefits in six additional states across the country. As part of the agreement, Anthem-affiliated health plan members in California, Georgia, Nevada,… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 14-May-19

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Qatar – AH-64E Apache Helicopters with Spare Parts and Related Equipment

Qatar – AH-64E Apache Helicopters with Spare Parts and Related Equipment

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Qatar of twenty-four (24) AH-64E Apache Attack helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $3.0 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Qatar has requested to… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 13-May-19

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BLR Aerospace Awarded Patent for Anti-Torque Helicopter System

BLR Aerospace Awarded Patent for Anti-Torque Helicopter System

A strake may extend along a portion of an approaching side of a tail boom of a helicopter. A number of vortex generators (VGs) may extend along a portion of a retreating side of the tail boom. For tail booms with circular cross sections, the strake and the VGs are positioned between approximately 5 and 15… Read more »

Source: uspto, 13-May-19

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Bristow picks the weekend to file for Chapter 11

Bristow picks the weekend to file for Chapter 11

Bristow took the unusual step of announcing this on a Saturday:- Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) (“Bristow” or the “Company”) today announced that the Company has voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (the “Bankruptcy Court” or “the Court”). Bristow intends to use the proceedings to restructure and… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 13-May-19

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Northrop Grumman Awarded $7M Contract for AH-1Z Mission Computers

Northrop Grumman Awarded $7M Contract for AH-1Z Mission Computers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Woodland Hills, California, was awarded $7,203,829 for modification P00001 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N0001919D0025). This modification provides for the procurement of up to 42 additional technical refresh mission computers for AH-1Z aircraft, including trainer units and spare units for the government of Bahrain under the Foreign Military Sales… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 13-May-19

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Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance celebrates 25 years of saving lives

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance celebrates 25 years of saving lives

13 May marks a very special milestone for the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, as the Charity celebrates its 25th birthday. Since airlifting their very first patient on 13th May 1994, the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance has provided a life-saving Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) for the local community. To date, the Lincs &… Read more »

Source: Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, 13-May-19

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GrandView Aviation to exhibit at the UNOS Transplant Management Forum

GrandView Aviation to exhibit at the UNOS Transplant Management Forum

Private jet and helicopter charter operator GrandView Aviation will be exhibiting at the United Network for Organ Sharing’s (UNOS) Transplant Management Forum in Orlando, Florida May 14-15 with a primary mission of educating the transplant industry on private air charter regulations and industry best practices. “Transportation of organ transplant teams is a vital mission at… Read more »

Source: GrandView Aviation, 09-May-19

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Canada makes a donation to Northern Lights College

Canada makes a donation to Northern Lights College

The Government of Canada is supporting the development of well-trained, skilled personnel to serve the aerospace industry of the future, by donating surplus Coast Guard assets to colleges and universities across Canada. These donations are helping to support aircraft maintenance training in Canada, providing practical and hands-on experience to students. The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans… Read more »

Source: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 09-May-19

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Air Methods engages new PR and Marketing agency

Air Methods engages new PR and Marketing agency

Amendola Communications, a nationally recognized, award-winning healthcare and health IT public relations and marketing agency, has announced it has been selected as the outsourced marketing and PR partner for Air Methods, the leading air medical services provider that delivers lifesaving care to more than 70,000 people every year. Air Methods is the leading air medical… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 09-May-19

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GNAAS charity staff move into new headquarters

GNAAS charity staff move into new headquarters

The move to Progress House in Urlay Nook, Eaglescliffe, has brought fundraising, lottery and admin teams together under the same roof for the first time. Office staff are excited to welcome the operational team based at Durham Tees Valley Airport to the new headquarters later in the year, while our Cumbrian base in Langwathby will… Read more »

Source: Great North Air Ambulance, 09-May-19

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DRF Luftrettung performed 40,090 air rescue missions in 2018

DRF Luftrettung performed 40,090 air rescue missions in 2018

Medical air rescue as provided by DRF Luftrettung (German Air Rescue) is developing into an ever more important sector. The rapid evolving technology in air operations through to medical care is reflected in the increased number of air rescue missions in 2018. DRF Luftrettung crews were called out 40,090 times which corresponds to a 4%… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 09-May-19

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New game to help Wiltshire Air Ambulance fundraising soar

New game to help Wiltshire Air Ambulance fundraising soar

Developers at OJO Solutions, based in Bradford on Avon, have donated £15,000 worth of studio time to build the app which launches this month. It takes £3.75 million per year to keep the Wiltshire Air Ambulance flying and saving lives – a key fact that inspired the team when they were designing the game. Competitors… Read more »

Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance, 09-May-19

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Guernsey Register reaches 500 aircraft

Guernsey Register reaches 500 aircraft

The States of Guernsey Aircraft Registry (“2-REG”) has registered its 500th aircraft, reaching a key milestone in its rapid growth since the registry’s formation in December 2013. “Exceeding the 500 aircraft mark is clearly a great achievement for 2-REG,” said 2-REG Director Paolo Lironi. “A broad section of the aviation community has already got to… Read more »

Source: 2-REG, 09-May-19

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Heliport survey offers chance to win tickets and shape new service

Heliport survey offers chance to win tickets and shape new service

Isles of Scilly residents and visitors can win tickets for the new helicopter between Penzance and the islands for sharing their views on the new service. The team behind the new helicopter route has launched a survey to ensure it provides the best possible service for the islands when it launches in spring 2020. In… Read more »

Source: Penzance Heliport, 09-May-19

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Student Grant Deadline Reminder- CHC Safety & Quality Summit 2019

Student Grant Deadline Reminder- CHC Safety & Quality Summit 2019

CHC Helicopter and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, have announced 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, 09-May-19

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HeliOffshore conference renews commitment to invest in safety

Stakeholders from across the offshore helicopter industry have agreed key next steps to achieve safety excellence in those areas that matter most to saving lives. At the 2019 conference of international safety association HeliOffshore, almost 200 leaders from member companies forged new plans to ensure that the right resources are in place to deliver lasting… Read more »

08-May-19

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Turkish Aerospace to exhibit at IDEF 2019

Turkish Aerospace to exhibit at IDEF 2019

Turkish Aerospace will exhibit ANKA-AKSUNGUR and Multirole Heavy Combat Helicopter for the first time at International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF) 2019 between April 30 and May 3. Turkish Aerospace, which extended its product range and made a great impression in the international market, especially in Asian countries, will take a part in IDEF’19 with ANKA-AKSUNGUR,… Read more »

Source: Turkish Aerospace, 08-May-19

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Ansat maintenance center to open in Guadalajara in 2020

Ansat maintenance center to open in Guadalajara in 2020

The Mexican company Craft Avia Center in cooperation with the Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) is planning to open a technical maintenance center for Ansat type civilian helicopters in the city of Guadalajara. “The creation of a maintenance center for Ansat type helicopters in the Mexican city of Guadalajara is in… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 08-May-19

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Maverick Helicopters wins 10th award from SNHCA

Maverick Helicopters wins 10th award from SNHCA

Maverick Helicopters was honored during the Top Honors Awards Gala on Sunday, April 28 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. The SNHCA is an association of professional hotel concierges dedicated to providing the highest level of service possible in Las Vegas. As true ambassadors of the city, the group annually evaluates local tourism… Read more »

Source: Maverick Helicopters, 08-May-19

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CHC North Sea pilots vote to strike

CHC North Sea pilots vote to strike

North Sea helicopter pilots have voted to strike after negotiations between their employer, CHC, and Balpa, the pilots union. The decision to strike came from a ballot where 94% voted for strike action. They are legally allowed to take industrial action in the following bases; Sumburgh, Norwich, Aberdeen and Humberside. CHC has commented that they… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-May-19

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Czech Republic – UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters

Czech Republic – UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Czech Republic of twelve UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $800 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Czech Republic has requested… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 07-May-19

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Czech Republic – AH-1Z Attack Helicopters

Czech Republic – AH-1Z Attack Helicopters

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Czech Republic of four AH-1Z attack helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $205 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Czech Republic has requested to… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 07-May-19

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Jumla district to have 60 number of helipads

Jumla district to have 60 number of helipads

The helipad construction process has been started in every area of the ward at Jumla district. Devendra Prasad Shrestha, Assistant Chief District Officer stated that Local level is being coordinated for helipad construction. He said that among the construction of helipads at 60 wards, 7 VDCs and 1 municiplaity site has been initiated. Assistant Chief… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 06-May-19

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Air Methods closes two bases in Kentucky

Air Methods closes two bases in Kentucky

Air Methods has had to close two of their LifeNet bases in Kentucky. The bases, one in London and one in Lebanon, had a total of 23 employees between them. Doug Flanders, Air Methods spokesman has said that many of those 23 have applied for other jobs within the company at other bases. Air Methods… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-May-19

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VMM-268 completes trans-Pacific flight with four MV-22B Ospreys

VMM-268 completes trans-Pacific flight with four MV-22B Ospreys

Four MV-22B Ospreys from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 268 successfully completed a trans-Pacific flight from Okinawa, Japan to Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, on May 2, 2019. This has become a recurring milestone flight that the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing and VMM-268 have successfully completed. This flight comes at the completion of exercise Balikatan,… Read more »

06-May-19

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HeliStream signs up for Rusada’s ENVISION

HeliStream signs up for Rusada’s ENVISION

HeliStream, the US flight training specialist, has selected Rusada’s ENVISION as their MRO and Flight Operations software. From its base in Costa Mesa, California, HeliStream offers world-class flight training as well as a range of other services including utility/aerial crane, firefighting, charters and photography. To do this, the operator utilizes a fleet of 25 helicopters… Read more »

Source: HeliStream, 06-May-19

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Air Methods Announces In-Network Agreement

Air Methods Announces In-Network Agreement

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, today announced that it has expanded its partnership with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and will now be part of the plans’ in-network health coverage benefits in six additional states across the country. As part of the agreement, Anthem-affiliated health plan members in California, Georgia, Nevada,… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 06-May-19

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CHC Announces New Contract with Capricorn Norge

CHC Announces New Contract with Capricorn Norge

CHC Group has been awarded a contract from Capricorn Norge AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cairn Energy PLC, to provide helicopter services in support of their forthcoming drilling program at the Lynghaug (PL758) and Godalen (PL842) prospects in the Norwegian Sea. “We are excited to support Capricorn’s first drilling operation on the Norwegian Continental… Read more »

Source: CHC, 06-May-19

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STARS receive $1 million gift

STARS receive $1 million gift

Carrying on a tradition that dates back to the Firm’s founding in 1857, James Richardson & Sons, Limited and Affiliated Companies is providing support to the communities it serves with a major gift to STARS air ambulance. Richardson company representatives gathered today in Winnipeg, where the organization’s head office is located, to announce a $1 million contribution… Read more »

Source: STARS, 06-May-19

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Kaman Awarded Contract to Reactivate USMC K-MAX®

Kaman Awarded Contract to Reactivate USMC K-MAX®

Kaman Aerospace, the Aerospace segment of Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN), announced that it has been awarded a contract to return two United States Marine Corps (USMC) K-MAX® aircraft to flight operations. Kaman Aerospace will transport the two helicopters from Yuma, Arizona, where they are currently located, to Bloomfield, Connecticut, where they will be reactivated to… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 06-May-19

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RUAG successfully completes the first NH90 inspection

RUAG successfully completes the first NH90 inspection

“Our helicopter specialists prove many years of experience in the maintenance of military helicopters. This successful NH90 inspection confirms our ability to apply our experience to include the Bundeswehr’s most advanced helicopter type as well,” explains Volker Wallrodt, Senior Vice President Business Jets, Dornier 228, Military, RUAG MRO International. “The Bundeswehr is our long-standing customer… Read more »

Source: RUAG, 06-May-19

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Northstar Aerospace Announces the Appointment of Chief Executive Officer

Northstar Aerospace Announces the Appointment of Chief Executive Officer

Northstar Aerospace, Inc. (“Northstar”), a portfolio company of Wynnchurch Capital, LLC (“Wynnchurch”), announced that it has appointed Scott Burdick as Chief Executive Officer, and that Dave McConnaughey will be retiring and transitioning to a board role. “We are extremely appreciative of Dave’s service to the Company. While we are proud of what we accomplished, we… Read more »

Source: Northstar Aerospace, 06-May-19

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HAI Partners with Unmanned Safety Institute to Offer Training

HAI Partners with Unmanned Safety Institute to Offer Training

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), the industry leader in remote pilot safety education, training, and certification, today announced a partnership with Helicopter Association International (HAI) to provide unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) training to HAI members around the world. Through this partnership, HAI members will receive a 15 percent discount on their courses when accessed through… Read more »

Source: HAI, 06-May-19

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ARSA Engages FTC on Maintenance Manual Availability

ARSA Engages FTC on Maintenance Manual Availability

The FAA’s inconsistent enforcement of maintenance manual threatens competition in the aviation aftermarket, ARSA told the Federal Trade Commission in a letter submitted April 29. ARSA’s submission was made in conjunction with the FTC’s Nixing the Fix initiative, the centerpiece of which is a July 16 meeting to examine ways in which manufacturers in various… Read more »

Source: ARSA, 06-May-19

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CHC Group Announces New Regional Director for Latin America

CHC Group Announces New Regional Director for Latin America

CHC Group today announced that Marcelo Luiz da Silva Soares, Regional Director for Latin America (LAM), has chosen to retire from his position. As a result, Carlos Madaleno, current Sales Director for LAM, will assume the role of regional director on May 1, 2019. Soares joined CHC in his role in 2016 and has enjoyed… Read more »

Source: CHC, 06-May-19

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Era Group Announces Q1 2019 Earnings Release Call

Era Group Announces Q1 2019 Earnings Release Call

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA), one of the largest helicopter operators in the world, announced it will release financial results for its first quarter 2019 after the market closes on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.  In connection with the release, Era has scheduled a conference call for Wednesday, May 8, 2019, to begin at 10:00 a.m…. Read more »

Source: Era Group, 06-May-19

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RAF Odiham choose Peli

RAF Odiham choose Peli

Peli UK foam specialists have designed a bespoke packaging solution for a Chinook Helicopter torque maintenance kit which is now in service at RAF Odiham. The kit had previously been housed in a special to type container. This had a high centre of gravity causing them to topple over when handled. They were not man… Read more »

Source: Peli UK, 06-May-19

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Rotorcorp wins 2019 State and Regional Export Award

Rotorcorp wins 2019 State and Regional Export Award

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Region IV Administrator Ashley D. Bell today named Rotorcorp LLC as the 2019 SBA Exporter of the Year for the State of Georgia and the larger eight-state Southeast Region. “We are honored to highlight regional small business champions who are making significant changes by driving our economy and creating… Read more »

Source: Rotorcorp, 03-May-19

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Schiebel wins Norway’s tender for UAS deployment in the Arctic

Schiebel wins Norway’s tender for UAS deployment in the Arctic

Norway’s Andøya Test Center selected Schiebel’s marketleading CAMCOPTER® S-100 Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Air System (UAS) for extensive search and rescue trials as part of the Arctic 2030 project. The CAMCOPTER® S-100 was selected for its exemplary international reputation and its successful record of accomplishments in the maritime domain with customers all around… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 03-May-19

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Inverness Coast Guard base swaps S92s for AW189s

Inverness Coast Guard base swaps S92s for AW189s

INVERNESS’ HM Coastguard search and rescue (SAR) helicopter base has welcomed two Leonardo AW189 helicopters, serving the Highlands and Islands and further afield as part of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s airborne response. The aircraft replace two Sikorsky S92 helicopters, which have been in active service out of Inverness since 2015. Each £20 million AW189… Read more »

Source: Inverness Coast Guard, 03-May-19

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Life Link III Receives Full CAMTS Accreditation

Life Link III Receives Full CAMTS Accreditation

Life Link III is proud to announce that it has been awarded full accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) for both its rotor wing and fixed wing services. The CAMTS accreditation status is one of the most prestigious industry designations that may be achieved and extends across the entire Life… Read more »

Source: Life Link III, 03-May-19

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Helisota and ASA signs cooperation agreement

Helisota and ASA signs cooperation agreement

Helisota – an international provider of integrated maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), training services for rotorcraft aviation signs cooperation agreement with ASA – Airline Software Applications ApS regarding the promotion of IT solution for CAMOs and MROs. “We are happy to announce that ASA joins Helisota as a partner. ASA is the expert of world-wide… Read more »

Source: Helisota, 02-May-19

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STARS receives donation of $1 Million

STARS receives donation of $1 Million

Carrying on a tradition that dates back to the Firm’s founding in 1857, James Richardson & Sons, Limited and Affiliated Companies is providing support to the communities it serves with a major gift to STARS air ambulance. Richardson company representatives gathered today in Winnipeg, where the organization’s head office is located, to announce a $1… Read more »

Source: STARS, 02-May-19

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North Carolina State Highway Patrol unveils new Bell 407s

North Carolina State Highway Patrol unveils new Bell 407s

The State Highway Patrol unveiled the addition of two new Bell 407 helicopters today to assist in the Patrol’s lifesaving mission.  The event held at the SHP’s Aviation Unit hanger in Raleigh showcased the needed upgrade to the Patrol’s Aviation fleet before distinguished guest and media invitees.  Although these new helicopters are a part of… Read more »

Source: North Carolina Dept of Public Safety, 02-May-19

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