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Bell VP cleared of charges related to Puerto Rico Police acquisition

Bell VP cleared of charges related to Puerto Rico Police acquisition

A team of Thompson & Knight trial lawyers obtained an extraordinary victory on Sept. 29, as the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico issued a ruling dismissing all pending charges against their client, Bell Helicopter Vice President Javier Ortiz. Mr. Ortiz was charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit wire… Read more »

Source: Bell, 06-Oct-20

300th ALH (Dhruv) Rolls-out from HAL Hangar

300th ALH (Dhruv) Rolls-out from HAL Hangar

In yet another major fillip to indigenous programme, 300th Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH-Dhruv) rolled out from HAL hangar here today. Speaking on the occasion, Mr R Madhavan, CMD, HAL said ALH never looked back from the day when the prototype took its maiden flight on August 30, 1992 and has evolved into a world class… Read more »

Source: HAL, 06-Oct-20

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HCare Infinite support contract for NASA’s H135 fleet

HCare Infinite support contract for NASA’s H135 fleet

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently signed a $15 million HCare Infinite full-availability support solution with Airbus Helicopters, Inc. From September 2020, the comprehensive contract, initially covering two years with the option to extend up to 10, provides the entire spectrum of support needs for NASA’s fleet of three H135 helicopters. Airbus will… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 06-Oct-20

Elbit Systems of America wins $35M V-22 support contract

Elbit Systems of America wins $35M V-22 support contract

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT, TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems”) announced that its U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, LLC, was awarded an approximately $35 million five-year firm-fixed-priced contract by the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) for repair of line-replaceable units in support of the V-22 aircraft. The repairs will be performed in Fort Worth,… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 06-Oct-20

Milestone becomes first leasing customer for Airbus H160

Milestone becomes first leasing customer for Airbus H160

Milestone Aviation and Airbus Helicopters have agreed to include six H160s in Milestone’s orderbook. The helicopters will be destined for a range of missions including offshore transportation and emergency medical services, the first of which is set to deliver in 2023. “Today’s announcement will see us enhance our orderbook to include the H160 which we… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Oct-20

Bristow Group to Participate in Deutsche Bank’s 28th Annual Leveraged Finance Conference

Bristow Group to Participate in Deutsche Bank’s 28th Annual Leveraged Finance Conference

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), one of the largest helicopter operators in the world, plans to participate in the 28th annual Deutsche Bank Leveraged Finance Conference taking place October 5th through 7th. Bristow’s President and CEO Chris Bradshaw, Chief Financial Officer Jennifer Whalen and Treasurer & Head of Investor Relations, Grant Newman, will participate in… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 05-Oct-20

Christoph Niedersachsen celebrates its 25th birthday

Christoph Niedersachsen celebrates its 25th birthday

On October 1st, 1995, the DRF Luftrettung “Christoph Niedersachsen” went into operation. What is taken for granted today was a challenge at the beginning. Review: The fact that the red and white helicopter of the DRF Luftrettung can take off daily from Hanover Airport is largely thanks to the former station manager Achim Bickel. The… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 05-Oct-20

VIH Aerospace Appoints President and Chief Executive Officer

VIH Aerospace Appoints President and Chief Executive Officer

VIH Aerospace (VIHA) www.vihaerospace.com a leading provider of helicopter manufacturing, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MMRO) services welcomes the appointment of Mr. Jeff Norie to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of VIH Aerospace, effective 1 October 2020. Ken Norie, VIH Aviation Group President & CEO, stated. “Jeff has held many positions within… Read more »

Source: VIH Aerospace, 05-Oct-20

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Safran Helicopter Engines strengthen its European team

Safran Helicopter Engines strengthen its European team

Safran Helicopter Engines and the Spanish aero-engine company ITP Aero have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to cooperate on Ardiden 3TP, a turboprop engine suitable for European military applications – specifically the unmanned, training and transport sectors. The Spanish aero engine specialist strengthen the European team with Safran Helicopter Engines, and ZF Aviation Technology… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 05-Oct-20

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Baker Hughes Rig Count – 02 Oct 20

Baker Hughes Rig Count – 02 Oct 20

Baker Hughes has issued the rotary rig counts as a service to the petroleum industry since 1944, when Baker Hughes Tool Company began weekly counts of U.S. and Canadian drilling activity.  Baker Hughes initiated the monthly international rig count in 1975. The North American rig count is released weekly and the international rig count monthly.  Baker Hughes… Read more »

Source: Baker Hughes, 05-Oct-20

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Volocopter to full-scale eVTOL in Paris

Volocopter to full-scale eVTOL in Paris

In the current context of environmental transition in air transport, economic recovery, and urban densification, Paris region, Groupe ADP and RATP Group aim to develop an urban air mobility industry branch, with a focus on the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL). The partners have therefore decided to bring together all the conditions to make… Read more »

Source: Volocopter, 02-Oct-20

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Two Airbus H135 helicopters delivered to NASA

Two Airbus H135 helicopters delivered to NASA

Airbus continues to expand its portfolio of products supporting the future of space exploration with the delivery of two new H135 helicopters to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from the Airbus Helicopters, Inc. production and completion facility in Columbus, Mississippi. These aircraft, along with a third scheduled for delivery early next year, will… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Oct-20

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New specialized unit to join the Greek Military

New specialized unit to join the Greek Military

The plan to restructure the Greek Armed Forces, which was voted by a committee a few days earlier, envisages the establishment of a Special Operations Aviation Unit. See Full Story.

Source: Greek City Times, 02-Oct-20

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Japan Airlines and Volocopter Sign Agreement

Japan Airlines and Volocopter Sign Agreement

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Volocopter GmbH (Volocopter) entered into a cooperation agreement to promote the development of the Urban Air Mobility industry for next generation air transportation options of passengers and goods. In February 2020, Japan Airlines Innovation Fund invested in Volocopter, which is aiming to create and bring next-generation electrically powered air taxis and… Read more »

Source: Volocopter, 02-Oct-20

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EHang Unveils Heavy-lift AAV for Short-to-Medium-Haul Aerial Logistics

EHang Unveils Heavy-lift AAV for Short-to-Medium-Haul Aerial Logistics

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company,  unveils the logistics version of its flagship product EHang 216 – the “EHang 216L”, for short-to-medium-haul air logistics in both urban and rural areas. The EHang 216L boasts a payload of 200kg, which, to the Company’s… Read more »

Source: EHang, 02-Oct-20

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Bell Expands Global Footprint in Germany

Bell Expands Global Footprint in Germany

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced it will be adding Intercopter GmbH to its Authorized Maintenance Center (AMC) network. Intercopter is located in Taufkirchen, Germany near Munich. “Growing our German footprint has been one of our top European priorities and having Intercopter in our network is another important step in executing… Read more »

Source: Bell, 02-Oct-20

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Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation receives first ever five-bladed Airbus H145

Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation receives first ever five-bladed Airbus H145

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first five-bladed H145 to the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation. This new version of its best-selling H145 light twin-engine helicopter brings a new, innovative five-bladed rotor to the multi-mission helicopter, increasing the useful load by 150 kg while delivering new levels of comfort, simplicity, and connectivity. It received certification from the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Oct-20

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Bell APT 70 Successfully Completes NASA’s Systems Integration and Operationalization Activity

Bell APT 70 Successfully Completes NASA’s Systems Integration and Operationalization Activity

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the successful flight of the Bell Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) 70 as part of a joint flight demonstration with NASA. Bell was selected to participate in NASA’s Systems Integration and Operationalization (SIO) activity in 2018, which includes multiple flight demonstrations focusing on different types… Read more »

Source: Bell, 01-Oct-20

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PHPA Becomes Southern California Rotorcraft Association

PHPA Becomes Southern California Rotorcraft Association

The Professional Helicopter Pilots Association (PHPA) was established in the 1960’s in Southern California. Our mission has always been to advocate for the safe operation of helicopters in our region, education of helicopter pilots, and the promotion of our industry. We are a proud affiliate member of Helicopter Association International (HAI) and work with them… Read more »

Source: Professional Helicopter Pilots Association, 01-Oct-20

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WellSpan Health and Air Methods announces launch of WellFlight Air Ambulance

WellSpan Health and Air Methods announces launch of WellFlight Air Ambulance

WellSpan Health, an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland and Air Methods, a leading air medical service in the U.S., have jointly launched a new medical helicopter service. The initiative is aimed at improving access to emergency air transport services for the most critically injured or sick patients…. Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 29-Sep-20

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Navicent Health Baldwin gets new helipad

Navicent Health Baldwin gets new helipad

Navicent Health Baldwin is getting a pretty neat upgrade. On Wednesday, the Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber joined Navicent Health Baldwin and Air Evac Lifeteam to show off the addition of a brand new helipad. See Full Story.

Source: Navicent Health Baldwin, 29-Sep-20

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Schiebel and Nordic Unmanned Monitor Ship Emissions for EMSA

Schiebel and Nordic Unmanned Monitor Ship Emissions for EMSA

Schiebel, together with partners Nordic Unmanned and the NORCE Research Institute AS, is operating the CAMCOPTER® S-100 to monitor ship emissions for French Maritime Authorities. The service providers for this French deployment cover ship sulphur emission monitoring in one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes in the strait of Pas-de-Calais. The operation started on 23… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 29-Sep-20

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EBAA Launches S.T.A.R.S Working Groups

EBAA Launches S.T.A.R.S Working Groups

Furthering its commitment to help business aircraft operators and companies take substantial action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) has launched two working groups tasked with defining guidelines for the sector’s bold initiative S.T.A.R.S. – Standards & Training for Aviation Responsibility and Sustainability. Originally conceived by a group of… Read more »

Source: EBAA, 29-Sep-20

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Airbus H175 to bolster Omni’s oil and gas operations in Brazil

Airbus H175 to bolster Omni’s oil and gas operations in Brazil

Omni Taxi Aereo, Brazil’s leading oil and gas transport company and part of OMNI Helicopters International group (OHI), becomes the first operator to introduce the H175 in Brazil. The aircraft has arrived in Brazil, where it will perform cargo load and passenger transport missions for the country’s key oil and gas industry. “The H175 offers… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Sep-20

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VFS Announces Design-Build-Vertical Flight Student Competition

VFS Announces Design-Build-Vertical Flight Student Competition

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) announces the details of the inaugural Design-Build-Vertical Flight (DBVF) Student Competition. This electric-powered remote-control vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) competition seeks to encourage interest in unmanned aircraft technology, and small air vehicle design and fabrication. The competition is designed to develop hands-on skills and familiarization with electric VTOL and urban… Read more »

Source: The Vertical Flight Society, 28-Sep-20

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Air Methods Lead Mechanic Honored by FAA

Air Methods Lead Mechanic Honored by FAA

Thomas “TJ” Hall, Air Methods airbase lead mechanic for Atrium Health’s MedCenter Air in Charlotte, N.C., has dedicated much of his life to maintaining helicopters that save lives. Hall started his career in the Vietnam War, at the age of 20, and has never looked back. His hard work and dedication earned him a special… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 28-Sep-20

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GVH Aerospace secures contract with Leonardo

GVH Aerospace secures contract with Leonardo

GVH Aerospace’s sea tray product has been selected by Leonardo for the AW101 Norwegian All Weather Search and Rescue Helicopter (NAWSARH). The sea tray will be used by the Norwegian Air Force for the helicopter’s search and rescue and airborne ambulance role. The GVH Aerospace sea tray product will be customised to meet the operational… Read more »

Source: GVH Aerospace, 28-Sep-20

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OC Helicopters Denies Any Responsibility For Kobe Bryant Crash

OC Helicopters Denies Any Responsibility For Kobe Bryant Crash

OC Helicopters (“OCH”) has issued the following statement today in response to being named as a defendant in the lawsuits stemming from the tragic helicopter crash that took the lives of Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and seven other cherished members of their communities. We have acted as travel agent and concierge for the Bryant family… Read more »

Source: OC Helicopters, 28-Sep-20

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Baker Hughes Rig Count – 25 Sep 20

Baker Hughes Rig Count – 25 Sep 20

Baker Hughes has issued the rotary rig counts as a service to the petroleum industry since 1944, when Baker Hughes Tool Company began weekly counts of U.S. and Canadian drilling activity.  Baker Hughes initiated the monthly international rig count in 1975. The North American rig count is released weekly and the international rig count monthly.  Baker Hughes… Read more »

Source: Baker Hughes, 28-Sep-20

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Jolly Green II HH-60W begins live-fire testing

Jolly Green II HH-60W begins live-fire testing

Deep within Eglin’s range, rapid, powerful gunfire reverberated across the expanse beginning Aug. 17. Live fire testing began for the HH-60W Jolly Green II’s three primary weapons.The goal of the ground testing was to verify the weapons systems functionality, accuracy, and to demonstrate the guns are safe to employ operationally. The 413th Flight Test Squadron… Read more »

Source: US Air Force, 25-Sep-20

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Hill Helicopters unveils interior concept for its new HX50

Hill Helicopters unveils interior concept for its new HX50

Hill Helicopters unveiled its reimagined, high-tech interior concept for the disruptive new HX50 private helicopter. The spacious luxury cabin delivers a complete rethink of helicopter flight with ground-up redesigned flight controls, a full glass instrument panel, large windows and skylights, comfortable leather seating, and opulent finishes. “The HX50 interior is designed from the ground up… Read more »

Source: Hill Helicopters, 25-Sep-20

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Celebrate Girls in Aviation Day – September 26, 2020

Celebrate Girls in Aviation Day – September 26, 2020

With only one day until Women in Aviation International celebrates its 6th Annual Girls in Aviation Day, the number of participants continues to increase! More than 5,000 participants from nearly 35 countries are currently enrolled in this virtual event that will be delivered through a brand new Aviation for Girls App to mobile devices and desktop… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation, 25-Sep-20

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US Marine Corps use 3D printing for new MH-60S comms system

US Marine Corps use 3D printing for new MH-60S comms system

The Navy’s MH-60S Seahawk multi-mission helicopter is ready for a communications upgrade, and engineers with the H-60 Fleet Support Team at Naval Air Systems Command’s In-Service Support Center at Fleet Readiness Center East have developed an innovative solution to support that effort. The fleet’s inventory of more than 200 MH-60S Block 3 aircraft is slated to… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 24-Sep-20

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First ACH145 helicopter delivered to Russia

First ACH145 helicopter delivered to Russia

Airbus Helicopters delivered the first ACH145 helicopter to a Russian customer, which was an important achievement in Russia and once again confirmed the company’s leading position in the business and private aviation segment in Russia, where the manufacturer’s share exceeds 50%. The helicopter will be used for private flights and VIP transportation. The ACH145 with… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 24-Sep-20

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Bell Announces Collaboration with Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH (ESG)

Bell Announces Collaboration with Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH (ESG)

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a collaboration agreement with Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH (ESG) to install their Mission Management System in a Bell 429 as a law enforcement demonstrator. This new demonstrator will be used to showcase the aircraft’s capabilities to the police and military markets in Europe and across the… Read more »

Source: Bell, 24-Sep-20

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Rostec starts assembling parts for the first Russian offshore Mi-171A3

Rostec starts assembling parts for the first Russian offshore Mi-171A3

Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) started production of the first pre-production prototype of Mi-171A3 offshore helicopter. Flight tests of the state-of-the-art rotorcraft are to start on the summer of 2021. The first Mi-171A3 offshore helicopter is being built by several plants forming part of Russian Helicopters which specialize in serial production,… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 24-Sep-20

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Vertical Aerospace Secures ATI Funding

Vertical Aerospace Secures ATI Funding

Vertical Aerospace has received investment from the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI)1, to fund the development of a smart charger for their electric aircraft. The charger will increase Vertical’s in-flight performance and safety for their recently unveiled passenger model, VA-1X. This two-year project, expected to be completed by October 2022, pioneers a new wave of aviation… Read more »

Source: Vertical Aerospace, 24-Sep-20

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New UK heliport in Plymouth wins planning approval

New UK heliport in Plymouth wins planning approval

Plymouth is set to get a commercial heliport after plans were approved for Victoria House at Cattedown. See Full Story.

Source: Plymouth Live, 23-Sep-20

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Bell to Attend NATO Days 2020

Bell to Attend NATO Days 2020

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, will showcase its state-of-the-art aircraft at this year’s NATO Days in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Bell will have two aircraft on static display for the public to experience; a Bell 429 operated by Slovak air rescue company, Air-Transport Europe, and a privately owned Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. “It is… Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-Sep-20

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Airbus Helicopters and HTM-Helicopters sign contract

Airbus Helicopters and HTM-Helicopters sign contract

Airbus Helicopters and HTM-Helicopters have signed a contract for the purchase of two additional H145 helicopters. HTM will be the first operator to use the new five-bladed H145 in the Offshore Wind segment. “We thank HTM for their continued trust in Airbus Helicopters and our products”, says Thomas Hein, Head of Sales Western Europe at… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 23-Sep-20

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance CEO shortlisted for national award

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance CEO shortlisted for national award

Jane Gurney, Chief Executive of Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT), has been shortlisted in the category ‘Charity Chief Executive’ in the Third Sector Awards 2020. It is the second time in the space of a few weeks that that Jane has been shortlisted for a national award, having been shortlisted for the recent Charity… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 23-Sep-20

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LCI and Sumitomo to establish JV helicopter leasing business

LCI and Sumitomo to establish JV helicopter leasing business

LCI, a leading helicopter lessor and the aviation division of the Libra Group, and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited (SMFL) have agreed to establish and operate a joint venture helicopter leasing business. The vehicle has launched with the initial acquisition of 19 next generation helicopters with a value of US$230 million. SMFL and… Read more »

Source: LCI, 23-Sep-20

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COVID-19 forces Maverick Helicopters to lay off 75

COVID-19 forces Maverick Helicopters to lay off 75

The plummeting of international travel in the wake of COVID-19 has put dozens of helicopter tour pilots and staffers out of work in southern Nevada. See Full Story.

Source: Las Vegas Sun, 23-Sep-20

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Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Records 50,000 Global Fleet Flight Hours

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Records 50,000 Global Fleet Flight Hours

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X program has accumulated more than 50,000 flight hours. More than 260 Bell 505s are operating a variety of missions across six continents and 55 countries. Notable deliveries this year have included, Southern Utah University, Centaurium and public safety configured Bell… Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-Sep-20

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Air BP delivers 210 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel to Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Air BP delivers 210 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel to Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Air bp, the international aviation fuel products and services supplier, has today delivered 210 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Swedish airport operator, Swedavia, at Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN/ESSA). Swedavia and its partners SOS Alarm, Systembolaget and the 2030 Secretariat procured the fuel through a joint tender, as part of an initiative to promote… Read more »

Source: Air BP, 23-Sep-20

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Virtual AMTC Announces Keynote Speakers

Virtual AMTC Announces Keynote Speakers

The Association of Air Medical Services will connect the medical transport community through this year’s virtual Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) utilizing a fully virtual platform November 2-4, 2020. The three-day event will include more than 60 sessions, two keynote addresses, awards presentations, plus four evening engagement opportunities. “With the health and safety of our… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 23-Sep-20

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Israeli Air Force to expand AW119 fleet to 12

Israeli Air Force to expand AW119 fleet to 12

Defense Minister, Benny Gantz: “I welcome the completion of this agreement, which reflects our close and important cooperation with the Italian Ministry of Defense over the years. The completion of this agreement is essential for the training of IAF helicopter pilots and for the development of Israel’s economy. It also reflects the great importance of… Read more »

Source: Israeli Air Force, 23-Sep-20

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Specialized Navy Sailors Deployed with Marine Squadron ahead of V-22 Transition

Specialized Navy Sailors Deployed with Marine Squadron ahead of V-22 Transition

In February, the U.S. Navy took delivery of the first CMV-22B Osprey aircraft as the primary aircraft to conduct Airborne Re-supply/Logistics to the Sea Base (AR/LSB.) The CMV-22B platform will eventually replace the C-2 Greyhound across the Navy. Modernization of any program, regardless of service, is a complex process to ensure the proper manpower, training… Read more »

Source: US Dept of Defense, 22-Sep-20

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Thales H160 Level D sim approved

Thales H160 Level D sim approved

Thales’s Reality H® flight simulator for the new Airbus Helicopters H160 has achieved a key milestone with Level D Full Flight Simulator (FFS) certification by the French civil aviation authority (DGAC). Reality H® ensures that pilots benefit from high-level training with the most comprehensive and versatile simulation equipment on the market. This first Reality H®… Read more »

Source: Thales, 22-Sep-20

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Boeing, Honeywell and Rolls-partner on German CH-47 bid

Boeing, Honeywell and Rolls-partner on German CH-47 bid

Boeing [NYSE: BA], Honeywell Aerospace and Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd. have reached an agreement to provide in-service support of the T-55 engine should the government of Germany select the H-47 Chinook for its Schwerer Transporthubschrauber (STH) heavy-lift helicopter requirement. Since the forming of the Chinook Germany Industry Team in 2018, originally comprised of nine German companies,… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 22-Sep-20

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Wyoming Army National Guard activated to assist with California wildfires

Wyoming Army National Guard activated to assist with California wildfires

The Wyoming Army National Guard’s G Company, 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment was activated by Gov. Mark Gordon Sept. 10, to provide support for firefighting efforts in California. One UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter and four crew members left Thursday and will be operating from Mather Airport near Sacramento. The helicopter and crew are expected to… Read more »

Source: US Dept of Defense, 22-Sep-20

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Bristow names new CFO

Bristow names new CFO

Jennifer Whalen has been appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Bristow Group Inc. effective today. In this role, she is responsible for accounting, financial reporting, investor relations, M&A, tax and other financial aspects of the Company. She was previously serving as the CFO in an interim role since June 2020. “Jennifer brings… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 22-Sep-20

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance receives COVID19 cash from Government

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance receives COVID19 cash from Government

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) is to receive £140,000 from the Government. The money is part of £6 million awarded to Air Ambulances UK for distribution to the 21 air ambulance charities on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care. The Government funding is an emergency injection of cash to help air… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 22-Sep-20

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Christoph 43 completes 570 missions in first half of 2020

Christoph 43 completes 570 missions in first half of 2020

On September 17th, exactly 45 years ago, “Christoph 43” was alerted for the first time. Over the years, the Karlsruhe rescue helicopter has become an important part of emergency rescue, as it is used across the board in Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate. Especially in topographically difficult regions such as the Black Forest and the Palatinate Forest,… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 22-Sep-20

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New head of police air unit for Brazilian state of Ceara

New head of police air unit for Brazilian state of Ceara

[electronic translation] The Secretary of Public Security and Social Defense of Ceará (SSPDS) informs, through Secretary Sandro Caron, of a change in the Integrated Coordination of Air Operations (Ciopaer). The Civil Police of the State of Ceará (PCCE) delegate, Aristóteles Tavares, leaves and takes over Colonel RR of the Military Police of Ceará (PMCE), Antonio… Read more »

Source: SSPDS, 22-Sep-20

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ARNG Helicopter modernization project

ARNG Helicopter modernization project

Helibasket LLC, based in West Union, South Carolina, announced that their Remote Cargo Hook Systems have been chosen by the Army National Guard (ARNG) for a modernization effort of the helicopter fleet’s external load capabilities. Each system is comprised of a remote hook assembly, electric long line, a crew member hand control and storage-transport support… Read more »

Source: Helibasket, 22-Sep-20

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Whirly-Girls Announce New Instrument Rating Scholarship for Female Aviators for 2021

Whirly-Girls Announce New Instrument Rating Scholarship for Female Aviators for 2021

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund Inc. announced they will be offering a new Instrument Rating scholarship in conjunction with Leading Edge Flight Academy & Central Oregon Community College (COCC) to a deserving member of Whirly-Girls International for 2021. This scholarship provides the opportunity to receive a helicopter instrument rating training course. Leading Edge Flight Academy will… Read more »

Source: Whirly-Girls International, 22-Sep-20

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SAFE awarded USAF contract for CH-53 maintenance platforms

SAFE awarded USAF contract for CH-53 maintenance platforms

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs is pleased to announce the GSA contract award for Sikorsky CH-53 fall protection platforms for the USAF Maintenance Training facility at Lackland Air Force Base . The exclusive design of the S.A.F.E. CH-53 fall protection platforms incorporates many unique safety elements. Key features include a handrail system designed to contour around the… Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, 22-Sep-20

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Austria orders the AW169M

Austria orders the AW169M

Austrian Defence Minister Klaudia Tanner has announced that her country has placed an order for 18 AW169M helicopters from Leonardo, following recommendation of Chief of Staff Robert Brieger. The procurement is to replace and expand on the capability of the Alouete III fleet, which has provided 50 years of service and will be retiring from… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Sep-20

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HSC-22 Receives First MQ-8C Firescout

HSC-22 Receives First MQ-8C Firescout

Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 received their first MQ-8C Firescout on Sept. 15 aboard Naval Station Norfolk.HSC-22 marks the first East Coast squadron to operate all three systems to include the MH-60S Knighthawk, MQ-8B Firescout, and MQ-8C Firescout. The new added capability of the MQ-8C combines the capabilities of the MQ-8B with the MH-60S… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 21-Sep-20

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Neptune Energy extends contract with CHC Helicopters

Neptune Energy extends contract with CHC Helicopters

Neptune Energy today announced it has extended its contract with CHC Helicopters, covering the Dutch sector of the North Sea, for a further two years. CHC will continue to conduct all helicopter flight transfers for personnel to and from Neptune’s 29 offshore platforms in the Dutch sector. Lex de Groot, Managing Director of Neptune Energy… Read more »

Source: Neptune Energy, 21-Sep-20

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Baden-Württemberg police take on new fire-fighting role

Baden-Württemberg police take on new fire-fighting role

[electronic translation] The Baden-Württemberg police received new external extinguishing containers for fire fighting from the air. Police helicopters can thus help put out forest fires faster, more effectively and more safely. “The drought of recent years has increased the risk of forest fires in our forests. The fire brigades in the country are well equipped to… Read more »

Source: Baden-Württemberg, 21-Sep-20

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Bell Presents the Turkish Director General of Forestry with the Outstanding Operational Readiness Award

Bell Presents the Turkish Director General of Forestry with the Outstanding Operational Readiness Award

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the Turkish Director General of Forestry was presented an award for “Outstanding Operational Readiness.” The force operates six Bell 429s for its mission of protecting the forests and other natural resources of Turkey. The fleet’s operational readiness is above 95 percent. “We are thrilled to… Read more »

Source: Bell, 21-Sep-20

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Bell Presents the Turkish National Police with the Outstanding Operational Readiness Award

Bell Presents the Turkish National Police with the Outstanding Operational Readiness Award

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the Turkish National Police were presented an award for “Outstanding Operational Readiness.” The force operates 14 Bell 429s for its safety and security missions. The fleet’s operational readiness is above 95 percent. “It is an honor to award the Turkish National Police this plaque for… Read more »

Source: Bell, 21-Sep-20

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Cornwall Air Ambulance to feature in new TV series

Cornwall Air Ambulance to feature in new TV series

Cornwall Air Ambulance is set to feature in a new TV series to showcase its lifesaving work. The 10-part documentary for Discovery UK will follow the charity’s critical care paramedics, doctors and pilots as they attend emergencies across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The series has been filmed over the summer months- the aircrew’s… Read more »

Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance, 21-Sep-20

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STARS to take over Lifeflight in Manitoba

STARS to take over Lifeflight in Manitoba

STARS will assume expanded responsibility for adult air ambulance services within Manitoba, ensuring reliable staffing and consistent, high quality care: Wright As part of sustained efforts to provide reliable, high quality Lifeflight services for Manitobans, Shared Health is expanding its partnership with Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS), CEO Brock Wright, provincial lead of health… Read more »

Source: Shared Health, 21-Sep-20

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Volocopter offers reservations for commercial flights

Volocopter offers reservations for commercial flights

At Greentech Festival in Berlin, Volocopter, the pioneer of Urban Air Mobility (UAM), announced that the world’s first public sale for electrical air taxi flight reservations has started. Effective immediately, Volocopter fans world-wide can reserve their tickets online and be amongst the very first to take this new form of mobility. The VoloFirst costs €300 and can… Read more »

Source: Volocopter, 21-Sep-20

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Baker Hughes rig count – 18 Sep 20

Baker Hughes rig count – 18 Sep 20

Baker Hughes has issued the rotary rig counts as a service to the petroleum industry since 1944, when Baker Hughes Tool Company began weekly counts of U.S. and Canadian drilling activity.  Baker Hughes initiated the monthly international rig count in 1975. The North American rig count is released weekly and the international rig count monthly.  Baker Hughes… Read more »

Source: Baker Hughes, 21-Sep-20

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President of Uruguay welcomes first SAR AB412

President of Uruguay welcomes first SAR AB412

Yesterday, at “Carlos Curbelo” Naval Air Base in Punta del Este, a ceremony was held to welcome the first of two AB412s acquired by the Uruguay Navy. The event was attended by the President of the Republic, Dr. Luis Lacalle Pou, Defence Minister Dr. Javier Garcia, Undersecretary of the Ministry of National Defense Colonel Rivera… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Sep-20

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Airbus to keep NASA’s helicopters flying for up to 10 years

Airbus to keep NASA’s helicopters flying for up to 10 years

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has signed a $15million HCare Infinite full-availability support solution with Airbus Helicopters, Inc. The comprehensive contract, initially covering two years with the option to extend up to 10, provides the entire spectrum of support needs for NASA’s fleet of three H135 helicopters, which will begin deliveries later this… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Sep-20

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Viterra and STARS to launch calendar campaign fundraiser

Viterra and STARS to launch calendar campaign fundraiser

Viterra Inc. (“Viterra”) is pleased to announce that it is teaming up with STARS to sponsor its 2021 fundraising calendar.  This marks the sixth consecutive year that Viterra has partnered with STARS by covering the full printing costs of the calendar. This initiative is STARS’ second largest fundraiser, with more than 60,000 calendars sold annually.  The calendars will be available for… Read more »

Source: STARS, 18-Sep-20

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UW Health Med Flight’s first all-woman crew makes history

UW Health Med Flight’s first all-woman crew makes history

For 35 years, UW Health has relied on an aerial team of emergency responders to get patients help faster. Now, three women are bringing new diversity to Med Flight and making history. Med Flight has never had a female pilot until Kai Ficek joined the crew in August. “I really, really love the job because… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 18-Sep-20

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Swire Oilfield Services acquires Helifuel

Swire Oilfield Services acquires Helifuel

Leading global offshore container solution provider Swire Oilfield Services has acquired Norwegian business Helifuel AS in a move which sees the Aberdeen-headquartered business strengthen its international refuelling and aviation offering. The deal comes as Swire Oilfield Services continues to expand its services globally having also acquired specialist aviation firm Gordon Engineering Services Aberdeen Ltd (GES)… Read more »

Source: Swire Oilfield Services, 18-Sep-20

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Aviation Jobs – statistical comparison between 2019 and 2020

Aviation Jobs – statistical comparison between 2019 and 2020

Jobs website JSFirm reported this week that the number of applicants registering on their site for free accounts has risen by 147%, thus two and a half times the number compared to this time last year.  These job seekers come from all experience levels, from recent graduates to executive-level aviation professionals, and across all facets of aviation –… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Sep-20

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BBGA calls Brexit webinar

BBGA calls Brexit webinar

The British Business General Aviation Association (BBGA) will host a 90- minute webinar dedicated to all matters Brexit on Tuesday, 22nd September from 11:00hrs to 12:30hrs. BBGA and its panel of expert speakers will discuss the impact of Brexit on the aviation industry as the countdown starts to leaving the EU.  How will our industry adapt… Read more »

Source: BBGA, 17-Sep-20

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