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Pinnacle Solutions Delivers First UH-60M Virtual Maintenance Trainer

Pinnacle Solutions Delivers First UH-60M Virtual Maintenance Trainer

26-Apr-2021Source: Pinnacle Solutions

Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. delivered the Block 1 Upgrade to its first UH-60M Virtual Maintenance Trainer (VMT) to Global Aerospace Logistics, LLC (GAL) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In late February 2021, a team from Pinnacle visited the customer site for the second time to install the UH-60 VMT software upgrade offering additional work packages... Read more

Abu Dhabi Aviation to buy Falcon?

Abu Dhabi Aviation to buy Falcon?

8-Apr-2021Source: Me Confidential

Abu Dhabi Aviation Co. (ADA) has expressed intent to fully acquire Falcon Aviation Services (FAS), an aviation service company based in the Emirati capital, Zawya reports. See Full Story. ... Read more

Airbus to showcase world-class helicopters, defence and space capabilities at IDEX 2021

Airbus to showcase world-class helicopters, defence and space capabilities at IDEX 2021

18-Feb-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus will showcase a wide range of cutting-edge technologies, capabilities and solutions from Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2021. The event is set to take place at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from 21 – 25 February and is held under the patronage of... Read more

Change of venue for Dubai HeliShow

Change of venue for Dubai HeliShow

16-Nov-2020Source: Domus Group

Domus Group, the organizer of the Dubai HeliShow, on Sunday said the event’s 8th edition would be held in the “state-of-the-art” Emirates Flight Training Academy, located in Dubai South. In July, Domus moved the exhibition to 19-21 January 2021 from its original schedule set in November this year to allow for smooth transition and implementation... Read more

UAE and US Forces Conduct Combined Joint Operations in Arabian Gulf

UAE and US Forces Conduct Combined Joint Operations in Arabian Gulf

9-Jul-2020Source: US Armed Forces

The United Arab Emirates Joint Aviation Command (JAC) conducted combined naval and air training operations with forces assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) and U.S. Air Forces Central Command (AFCENT) in the southern Arabian Gulf, June 21-25. The Air Operations in Maritime Surface Warfare (AOMSW) training, consisted of a combination of aviation and... Read more

Thuraya Aero Reaches Line-Fit Milestone for Airbus Helicopters

Thuraya Aero Reaches Line-Fit Milestone for Airbus Helicopters

8-May-2020Source: Thuraya

Thuraya, the Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) subsidiary of the UAE-based global satellite company, Yahsat, and SCOTTY Group, a developer of beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) satellite communication solutions based in Austria, have announced that they have secured line-fit offerability for the Thuraya Aero mobile connectivity solution on Airbus H145 and H135 helicopters. For the first time, Airbus customers... Read more

UAE launches first Arab World app for SAR

UAE launches first Arab World app for SAR

10-Mar-2020Source: Emirates News Agency

The National Search and Rescue Centre, NSRC, launched a smartphone application at the Search and Rescue conference in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, as part of the UAE efforts to provide speedier emergency responses. Through the app, the first of its kind in the Arab World, people can request help to anywhere in the country. The... Read more

Edge launches first UAE-built drone at UMEX 2020

Edge launches first UAE-built drone at UMEX 2020

2-Mar-2020Source: Edge Group

ADASI, the regional leader in autonomous systems and services, today officially launched the first UAE-made high-performance ‘Garmousha’ vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone in a deal with the General Headquarters (GHQ) of the UAE Armed Forces. His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs unveiled the new... Read more

Trust International appointed K-Max distributor in UAE

Trust International appointed K-Max distributor in UAE

14-Feb-2020Source: Kaman

Kaman Air Vehicles, a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced today that it has entered into a strategic distribution agreement with Trust International Group (“Trust International”) for the K-MAX® medium-to-heavy lift helicopter. This reseller agreement provides Trust International with exclusive rights to market the K-MAX® aircraft and its spare parts in the United Arab Emirates... Read more

Falcon Aviation Services’ AW169 fleet leader sets 2,000FH milestone

Falcon Aviation Services’ AW169 fleet leader sets 2,000FH milestone

20-Nov-2019Source: Leonardo

Leonardo with Falcon Aviation Services of United Arab Emirates and Total ABK celebrate a major offshore helicopter transport operational flight hour milestone announced at Dubai Air Show today. One of Falcon Aviation Services’ five new generation AW169 light intermediate helicopters has been confirmed as the type fleet leader exceeding 2,000 operational flight hours for Total... Read more

UAE Considering Combat Rescue Helicopter

UAE Considering Combat Rescue Helicopter

1-Oct-2019Source: Air Force Magazine

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

Falcon Aviation to showcase at first Saudi International Airshow

Falcon Aviation to showcase at first Saudi International Airshow

18-Mar-2019Source: Falcon Aviation

Falcon Aviation, a leading business aviation services company in the UAE, is exhibiting at the new Saudi International Airshow (12th to 14th March) to highlight its helicopter and business jet VIP air charter services, together with its MRO and FBO capabilities. “We are very pleased to participate and showcase our various capabilities,” said Captain Raman... Read more

Bell and EDIC Horizon celebrate two more 429 deliveries

Bell and EDIC Horizon celebrate two more 429 deliveries

1-Feb-2019Source: Bell

Based at Al Ain International Airport Zone, EDIC Horizon International Flight Academy provides state-of-the-art flight training to future pilots with its exclusive Bell fleet comprising of Bell 206s, Bell 407s and will utilize its new Bell 429s for ATP, instrument, multi-engine and specialized mission training. “We are excited to add Bell 429s to our flight... Read more

Bell delivers two 429s to EDIC Horizon International Flight Academy

Bell delivers two 429s to EDIC Horizon International Flight Academy

12-Dec-2018Source: Bell

Bell and EDIC Horizon International Flight Academy have celebrated today the delivery of two Bell 429s during a ceremony held at the MEBAA 2018 show. Based at Al Ain International Airport Zone, EDIC Horizon International Flight Academy provides state-of-the-art flight training to future pilots with its exclusive Bell fleet comprising of Bell 206s, Bell 407s... Read more

Kenya receives nine AS550C3 Fennecs from UAE

Kenya receives nine AS550C3 Fennecs from UAE

19-Sep-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Kenya Air Force has announced the handover of nine Airbus AS550C3 Fennec helicopters from the United Arab Emirates. HeliHub.com believes that the aircraft will be used in Kenya’s efforts against al-Shabaab, the Somali militant group. The handover ceremony took place at Laikipia Air Base in Nanyuki on 14th September, and was attended Kenya’s Cabinet... Read more

UAE operator EDIC Horizon orders Bell 429 simulator

UAE operator EDIC Horizon orders Bell 429 simulator

16-Aug-2018Source: Entrol

EDIC Horizon, a flight training organization located in UAE, has purchased from Entrol a H14 FNPT III MCC simulator. The H14 simulator is based on a Bell 429 and it is equipped with GTN 750 and GTN 650 units. It features 200º x 70º spherical visual, high resolution database with mission scenarios and vibration system... Read more

Falcon looks at expansion by exhibiting at first Kuwait Aviation Show

Falcon looks at expansion by exhibiting at first Kuwait Aviation Show

18-Jan-2018Source: Falcon Aviation Services

Falcon Aviation, one of the UAE’s leading aviation companies specialising in business aviation services, charter and aircraft management, is participating at the inaugural Kuwait Aviation Show this week (17th to 20th January)  Stand B24.  It will  showcase an Embraer Legacy 600 and Leonardo AW169 helicopter in executive layout in the static display. Falcon Aviation is... Read more

Horizon signs training agreement with Saudi Bell dealer

Horizon signs training agreement with Saudi Bell dealer

20-Jul-2017Source: Horizon

Horizon International Flight Academy is delighted to announce the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Wallan Aviation. Wallan Aviation is the exclusive dealer for Cessna Aircraft Company in the Middle East and Bell helicopters in Saudi Arabia and has been serving the Middle East aviation for the past 20 years including flight training.... Read more

Big rise in Heli deck friction tears in UAE

Big rise in Heli deck friction tears in UAE

6-Jun-2017Source: Oryx Aviation Consulting

Oryx Aviation Consulting (OAC), the helideck inspection company based in Abu Dhabi has been experiencing a huge increase in demand for their friction testing services across the Middle East in 2017. Although OAC have been offering friction tests using their state of the art testing devices from Findlay Irvine in Scotland for over a year... Read more

Falcon Aviation inaugurates VIP Heliport at Dubai South

Falcon Aviation inaugurates VIP Heliport at Dubai South

21-Apr-2017Source: Falcon Aviation

Falcon Aviation, the UAE’s leading business aviation services, charter and aircraft management Company, is bolstering its service offering at its new Dubai South VIP Terminal at Al Maktoum International (DWC), with an inauguration of a new VIP Heliport.  The Heliport will be run and managed by Falcon Aviation personnel and will be available to all... Read more

Deadline for UAE Helipad Certification

Deadline for UAE Helipad Certification

16-Mar-2017Source: HeliHub.com

January 2018 has now been decided, by the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority, as the deadline for the certification of all private and commercial helipads, with the exception of hi-rise towers. This certification process began in 2012, with the first certification being the helipad atop Dubai’s Burj Al Arab, reports Arabian Business.... Read more

UAE Expansion Plans For Bell

UAE Expansion Plans For Bell

21-Feb-2017Source: HeliHub.com

As part of their plan for military expansion, Bell hopes to sign a contract with the UAE military. They have already done business in this sector; supplying Abu Dhabi Aviation with Bell 412 and Bell 212 units. Director for the Middle East and North Africa Business Development, Douglas Wolfe, has said that the low oil... Read more

Offshore Helideck Friction testing enters a new era

Offshore Helideck Friction testing enters a new era

24-Nov-2016Source: Oryx Aviation Consulting

Since the recent issue of the UAE GCAA (General Civil Aviation Authority) advisory publication CAAP 71 (Civil Aviation Advisory Publication), offshore operators are required to friction test their helidecks using a tester with specific abilities. CAAP 71 specifies that the test method should involve a friction measuring device that: employs the braked wheel technique is... Read more

Heli-One contracted by UAE military for Ariel and Manila support

Heli-One contracted by UAE military for Ariel and Manila support

12-Oct-2016Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has been selected by the Joint Aviation Command (JAC) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to provide MRO services for their Arriel 2C and Makila 1A engines flown in the fleet’s Airbus AS365 and AS332 aircraft. Although Heli-One has provided MRO services... Read more

CAP437 compliant helideck friction tests now available in Middle East

CAP437 compliant helideck friction tests now available in Middle East

7-Jun-2016Source: Oryx

Since October last year Oryx Aviation Consulting (OAC) have been establishing themselves as the preferred provider of Helideck and Helipad inspection services and consultancy, according to both local Regulations and the UK CAP 437, in the UAE and wider MENA region.  The company is now offering CAP 437 compliant helideck friction tests utilizing the recognized... Read more

Falcon Aviation signs LOI for one H160

Falcon Aviation signs LOI for one H160

26-May-2016Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters and Falcon Aviation have signed a letter of intent for a VIP version of the H160 in a private ceremony today at Ebace. “The H160 is a natural choice as it embodies our company’ standards of high quality, safety and innovation” said Capt. Raman Oberoi, COO of Falcon Aviation. “The H160 is to... Read more

Falcon Aviation takes delivery of AW169 in UAE for offshore work

Falcon Aviation takes delivery of AW169 in UAE for offshore work

25-May-2016Source: Leonardo

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that Falcon Aviation of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) has taken delivery of a new generation AgustaWestland AW169 light intermediate twin helicopter this month. The handover makes Falcon Aviation the first operator in UAE to use the new type and the first customer worldwide to use the aircraft for offshore oil and... Read more

Middle East commercial helicopter potential remains untapped says Bell

Middle East commercial helicopter potential remains untapped says Bell

20-Apr-2016Source: Arabian Aerospace

David Sale, who heads the company’s regional sales for the Middle East and C.I.S., said though the region has a proliferation of helipads on major buildings, particularly in the five-star hotel and resort segment, helicopter travel is held back by a lack of dedicated infrastructure and operating systems. – See full story... Read more

Abu Dhabi Aviation reaches 1,000,000 hours on Bell fleet

Abu Dhabi Aviation reaches 1,000,000 hours on Bell fleet

18-Apr-2016Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Abu Dhabi Aviation, are proud to announce reaching 1 million hours of successfully operating of their Bell Helicopter Fleet. “We have been operating Bell Helicopter aircraft since the 1976,” said Mr. Mohamed Ibrahim Al Mazrouei, General Manager, Abu Dhabi Aviation. “Our Bell Helicopter fleet has grown... Read more

CAS awarded $11M for UH-60 FMS support work

CAS awarded $11M for UH-60 FMS support work

15-Mar-2016Source: US DoD

CAS, Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded an $11,821,010 modification (003887) to foreign military sales contract W31P4Q-05-A-0024 (Egypt, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Colombia, Jordan, Brazil, Tunisia, Sweden, Slovakia) for labor hours and travel supporting the Utility Helicopter Project Office.  Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2016.  Fiscal... Read more

Falcon Aviation is golden sponsor of Abu Dhabi Air Expo

Falcon Aviation is golden sponsor of Abu Dhabi Air Expo

9-Mar-2016Source: Falcon Aviation

Falcon Aviation is Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2016’s Golden sponsor once again, and will be showcasing its services at the event. Currently the company’s fleet comprises of various state of the art helicopters and jets including the Agusta AW109 and AW189, the Bell 412, the Eurocopter EC 130, the Embraer Legacy 600, the Embraer Lineage... Read more

New UAE based Helideck/Helipad consultancy gives Middle East boost

New UAE based Helideck/Helipad consultancy gives Middle East boost

12-Jan-2016Source: OAC

Following the recent introduction of a robust regulatory framework concerning helideck and helipads by the GCAA (General Civil Aviation Authority) in the United Arab Emirates, a new locally based company Oryx Aviation Consulting (OAC) has been founded in order to assist major Oil and Gas, Government and Private clients achieve the approval or certification of... Read more

EASA approves H+S Aviation facility in Abu Dhabi

EASA approves H+S Aviation facility in Abu Dhabi

15-Nov-2015Source: H+S Aviation

H+S Aviation, a BBA Aviation company, announced today that its Abu Dhabi maintenance, repair and overhaul facility has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 145 approval for PW206/PW207 and PT6C-67C turboshaft engines. The EASA authorisation follows the facility’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) CAR 145 approval earlier this year. “Our Abu Dhabi facility is... Read more

Bell signs LOI with Horizon International Flight Academy

Bell signs LOI with Horizon International Flight Academy

11-Nov-2015Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the signature of a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Horizon International Flight Academy to become the first Bell Helicopter authorized training center in the Middle East. Based at Al Ain International Airport and purpose-built for flight training, Horizon International Flight Academy sets the benchmark for pilot... Read more

UAE signs for three AW609s in SAR role

UAE signs for three AW609s in SAR role

11-Nov-2015Source: AgustaWestland

The Joint Aviation Command (JAC) of the United Arab Emirates announced today it has selected the AW609 TiltRotor for search and rescue (SAR) missions. Delivery of the first three AW609 TiltRotors to the JAC, with three additional options,is expected to start in the 2019 timeframe. The Joint Aviation Command will be the launch customer for... Read more

Abu Dhabi Aviation commits to 15 AW helicopters by 2019

Abu Dhabi Aviation commits to 15 AW helicopters by 2019

11-Nov-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today that Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA)has agreed to acquire 15 helicopters from the AW Family, comprising the AW169 light intermediate, AW139 intermediate and AW189 super medium twin types. The aircraft are scheduled to be delivered from 2016 through to 2019 and will be used for a variety of missions, including offshore transport. ADA... Read more

Dubai Air Wing celebrates 20 years with AW

Dubai Air Wing celebrates 20 years with AW

11-Nov-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland congratulates the Dubai Air Wing on achieving 20 years of successful operations of its helicopter types for transport missions.An official ceremony was held at the Dubai Airshow today to celebrate this significant milestone. A leading helicopter operator in the United Arab Emirates and a key customer to AgustaWestland with almost 20 aircraft of various... Read more

Falcon to Operate First AW169 in Middle East in Offshore role

Falcon to Operate First AW169 in Middle East in Offshore role

11-Nov-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today that the AW139 intermediate twin and the AW189 super medium twin helicopter fleets operated by Gulf Helicopters of Qatar have set two major milestones. Their 17 AW139s used for offshore operations have now achieved 75,000 flight hours while the four AW189s delivered so far have exceeded 1000 flight hours performing long range... Read more

NorthStar Aviation takes delivery of 48th Bell 407GX of 56 ordered

NorthStar Aviation takes delivery of 48th Bell 407GX of 56 ordered

9-Nov-2015Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, is proud to announce the 48th Bell Helicopter 407 GX aircraft delivery to NorthStar Aviation. With nearly 150 Bell 407s in operation in the Middle East and 1200 around the world, this multi-mission aircraft has proven to be a force to be reckoned with in the region. NorthStar... Read more

BGS Corporation signs LOI for two Bell 525s

BGS Corporation signs LOI for two Bell 525s

9-Nov-2015Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the signature of a letter of intent (LOI) with BGS Corporation, a Bell Helicopter independent representative, for two Bell 525s. “The Bell 525 is unique in that it is designed to perform a diverse mission set more cost effectively than any aircraft available on the market... Read more

Abu Dhabi Aviation eyes property venture

Abu Dhabi Aviation eyes property venture

30-Oct-2015Source: Gulf News

Abu Dhabi Aviation, a commercial helicopter operator, is looking into entering the real estate sector through establishing a property arm, according to Nader Al Hammadi, the company’s chairman. See Full Story... Read more

Russian Helicopters to participate in Dubai Airshow-2015

Russian Helicopters to participate in Dubai Airshow-2015

29-Oct-2015Source: Russian Helicopters

 Russian Helicopters, part of Rostec State Corporation, for the first time will feature its newest medium multirole helicopter Mi-171A2, multi-purpose light helicopter Ansat in its VIP version and multirole Ka-32A11BC helicopter in a fire-fighting version at Dubai Airshow 2015, November 8-12 in Dubai (UAE). The Mi-171A2 embodied the best qualities of Mi-8/17-type helicopters, as well as achievements... Read more

Dubai Air Wing have AW189 on order

Dubai Air Wing have AW189 on order

19-Oct-2015Source: HeliHub.com

HeliHub.com can reveal that the privacy-seeking Dubai Air Wing have at least one AgustaWestland AW189 on order, with serial #49023 noted recently test flying in Italy on the factory test registration I-EASN.  The helicopter appears to be fitted with retractable steps on each side of the cabin below the doors and courtesy lights above. The... Read more

Dubai prince plans four helipads at Scottish estate

Dubai prince plans four helipads at Scottish estate

4-Sep-2015Source: The Scotsman

The billionaire ruler of Dubai is seeking to build four helicopter landing pads on his remote Highland estate. See Full Story... Read more

Boeing wins $14M more work for Turkish and UAE Chinooks

Boeing wins $14M more work for Turkish and UAE Chinooks

10-Aug-2015Source: US DOD

Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $14,579,980 modification (P00027) to foreign military sales contract (Turkey, United Arab Emirates) W58RGZ-13-C-0002 for Chinook helicopters, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2020. Fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2012 other procurement funds in the amount of 14,579,980. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting... Read more

Boeing awarded $7M for work on CH-47F for Turkey and UAE

Boeing awarded $7M for work on CH-47F for Turkey and UAE

14-Jul-2015

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $7,451,859 modification (P00024) to a foreign military sales contract (W58RGZ-13-C-0002) to add additional unique statement of work effort for foreign military sales to Turkey and the United Arab Emirates for CH-47F Chinook cargo helicopters. Purpose of the modification is to incorporate unique tasks required by the... Read more

Bell and Boeing expect 100 more V-22 sales

Bell and Boeing expect 100 more V-22 sales

18-Jun-2015Source: Reuters

Boeing Co and BELL Helicopter, makers of the V-22 Osprey, say more countries are interested in buying the tiltrotor aircraft, with another 100 sales possible in coming years. See Full Story.... Read more

AgustaWestland deliver first production AW169

AgustaWestland deliver first production AW169

8-Jun-2015Source: HeliHub.com

AgustaWestland have delivered the first production AW169 prior to the type being given certification approval.  Serial 69006 was delivered from Italy very early on Saturday 6th June to the UK, still carrying an Italian test registration I-RAIF and flown throughout by an AgustaWestland pilot.  The helicopter was delivered to the Dubai Air Wing.  The Dubai... Read more

Falcon Aviation Services take delivery of two AW189s

Falcon Aviation Services take delivery of two AW189s

1-Jun-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Abu Dhabi-based Falcon Aviation Services are about to receive the two AgustaWestland AW189s they have had on order since at least October 2014 when it was announced by the manufacturer.  The pair of helicopters – registered A6-FHB and A6-FHC – are currently en route from the factory in Italy to their new base in the... Read more

H+S Aviation Receives GCAA CAR 145 Approval for New Abu Dhabi Facility

H+S Aviation Receives GCAA CAR 145 Approval for New Abu Dhabi Facility

20-May-2015Source: H+S Aviation

H+S Aviation, a BBA Aviation company, announced today that its H+S Aviation Middle East facility in Abu Dhabi received General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) CAR 145 approval for PW200 and PT6C-67C engines in the United Arab Emirates. This authorization is a major milestone for the company’s newest facility and enables H+S Aviation to provide comprehensive... Read more

UAE authority launches heliport regulations workshop

UAE authority launches heliport regulations workshop

5-May-2015Source: Arabian Aerospace

The UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) conducted an inaugural Workshop supporting the implementation of the new regulations requiring all heliport operators to hold either a GCAA Heliport Certificate or Landing Area Acceptance. See Full Story... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $10M for UAE AH-64 target sights

Lockheed Martin awarded $10M for UAE AH-64 target sights

29-Apr-2015Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $10,466,558 fixed-price-incentive foreign military sales contract (UAE) to procure AH-64 Helicopter Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight, performance based logistics, and contractor engineering technical service program. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of April 27, 2019. One bid was solicited with one... Read more

Horizon International Flight Academy orders Frasca Bell 407 simulator

Horizon International Flight Academy orders Frasca Bell 407 simulator

15-Apr-2015Source: Frasca

Horizon International Flight Academy LLC, UAE, has placed an order with Frasca International, Inc., Urbana, Illinois, for a Bell 407 FNPT II (“simulator”). The simulator will be configured as the Bell 407 Helicopter and will feature Dual G500, Dual G430 and Frasca’s TruVision™ visual system with 6 channel (200° x 68°) projected display system and... Read more

Facebook rant lands US helicopter engineer in UAE jail

Facebook rant lands US helicopter engineer in UAE jail

13-Mar-2015Source: The Bangladesh Today

An expat American has been arrested in the United Arab Emirates for comments he posted on Facebook while in the US. See Full Story... Read more

Milestone Aviation Group expanding with new offices in Singapore, Sao Paulo and UAE

Milestone Aviation Group expanding with new offices in Singapore, Sao Paulo and UAE

4-Mar-2015Source: GE

Milestone Aviation Group, a GE Capital Aviation Services company and the global leader in helicopter leasing announced today at Helicopter Association International’s Heli-Expo that the company is expanding its international presence into three new regions – Asia, South America and the Middle East/Africa – while also growing its European staffing. Milestone will be opening offices... Read more

UAE takes delivery of three SAR AW139s

UAE takes delivery of three SAR AW139s

27-Feb-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today the delivery of the next batch of three AW139 intermediate twin helicopters to the Joint Aviation Command of the United Arab Emirates (JAC). These aircrafts will be used to perform search and rescue missions in UAE. Additional three AW139s are expected to be delivered later this year. The delivery of the three... Read more

UAE military orders nine AW139s

UAE military orders nine AW139s

25-Feb-2015Source: The Economic Times

The United Arab Emirates armed forces have signed a 732 million dirham ($200 million) contract with AgustaWestland to buy 9 AW139 helicopters, a spokesman for a UAE defence organisation said on Tuesday.  See Full Story... Read more

Terma establishes permanent presence in United Arab Emirates

Terma establishes permanent presence in United Arab Emirates

23-Feb-2015Source: Terma

Terma, global provider of aerospace, defense, and security solutions, has established a permanent presence in the Middle East Region. “In 2014, Terma announced the establishment of a Terma office in the UAE. I am proud to state that the office has now become a reality”, said Jørn Henrik Rasmussen, Vice President, Terma Global, and overall... Read more

Robertson Fuel Systems awarded $45M contact for CH-47s from Korea, Turkey and UAE

Robertson Fuel Systems awarded $45M contact for CH-47s from Korea, Turkey and UAE

17-Feb-2015Source: US DoD

Robertson Fuel Systems, Tempe, Arizona, was awarded a $45,352,938 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales contract (Korea, Turkey, UAE) to supply Extended Range Fuel Systems and associated support equipment for the CH-47 helicopter. Funding and work location will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 3019. Bids were solicited via the... Read more

Northrop Grumman to Feature Global Defence Capabilities at IDEX 2015

Northrop Grumman to Feature Global Defence Capabilities at IDEX 2015

17-Feb-2015Source: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will showcase a range of systems including airborne early warning and control, C4ISR, radars, defence electronics, cyber security and an upgraded helicopter cockpit at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2015 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In addition to product displays, company representatives and subject matter experts will be... Read more

Bell to showcase models of 525, V-22 and V-280 at IDEX 2015

Bell to showcase models of 525, V-22 and V-280 at IDEX 2015

17-Feb-2015Source: Textron

Bell Helicopter will showcase their commercial and military products to a global audience at the company’s exhibit at stand 03-C30. A model of the new Bell 525 Relentless fly-by-wire commercial helicopter will be on display, along with models of the company’s next generation V-280 tiltrotor and the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey. “IDEX is considered by... Read more

Burj Al Arab awarded first heliport licence in the UAE

Burj Al Arab awarded first heliport licence in the UAE

22-Dec-2014Source: The National

The General Civil Aviation Authority has awarded the Burj Al Arab with the first heliport licence in the UAE. See Full Story... Read more

UAE – Falcon Aviation Services breaks ground on new completion centre

UAE – Falcon Aviation Services breaks ground on new completion centre

15-Dec-2014Source: Trade Arabia

Falcon Aviation, a leading VIP jet and helicopter service provider based in Abu Dhabi, UAE, today (December 8) broke ground on the Middle East’s first VIP completion centre at Dubai World Central (DWC), the world’s first purpose-built aerotropolis. See Full Story... Read more

FlightSafety and ADA to build Learning Center in Abu Dhabi

FlightSafety and ADA to build Learning Center in Abu Dhabi

22-Oct-2014Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety International and Abu Dhabi Aviation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a world-class Learning Center in Abu Dhabi. “FlightSafety is pleased to partner with Abu Dhabi Aviation to establish a new Learning Center,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO. “It will set a new standard of excellence for aviation training in the... Read more

Falcon Aviation Services Signs Contract for Two AW189s

Falcon Aviation Services Signs Contract for Two AW189s

21-Oct-2014Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) has signed a contract for two AW189 super medium helicopters in offshore transport configuration. The contract will expand FAS’ fleet of AgustaWestland helicopters, which already includes light helicopters such as the Grand and GrandNew, and will shortly be joined... Read more

Abu Dhabi Aviation purchases full-flight Bell 412EP simulator

Abu Dhabi Aviation purchases full-flight Bell 412EP simulator

9-Oct-2014Source: CAE

CAE today announced it has signed a series of civil aviation training solutions contracts worth more than C$200 million with airlines and aircraft operators in the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Middle-East. One of these orders is from Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA), the largest commercial helicopter operator in the Middle East, who has purchased a... Read more

MEBA attracts global interest

MEBA attracts global interest

16-Jul-2014Source: MEBA

The sixth edition of MEBA (Middle East Business Aviation), being held at Dubai World Central (DWC) from December 8-10, 2014, is attracting new participants from all over the world. As the only show in the region dedicated to private aviation, MEBA, organised by F&E Aerospace on behalf of MEBAA – Middle East & North Africa... Read more

Burj Al Arab to offer helipad weddings, 212 metres above Arabian Gulf

Burj Al Arab to offer helipad weddings, 212 metres above Arabian Gulf

25-Apr-2014Source: Jumeirah

Burj Al Arab, the world’s most luxurious hotel, is taking romance to new heights offering weddings in the sky, 212 metres above the azure Arabian Gulf on the famous Burj Al Arab helipad. Each ceremony is specially designed by a Wedding Architect who is responsible for every detail and available 24/7. The experience has a... Read more

GAMA Opens New Middle East/North Africa Office in Dubai

GAMA Opens New Middle East/North Africa Office in Dubai

14-Apr-2014Source: GAMA

During the Global Aerospace Summit, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced the opening of a representative office for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The new office will be co-located with the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) in Dubai, UAE. The establishment of the GAMA office highlights the... Read more

Careflight celebrates five years of training Abu Dhabi Police

Careflight celebrates five years of training Abu Dhabi Police

8-Apr-2014Source: CareFlight Group

CareFlight Group Queensland is celebrating half a decade of diligently working away in Abu Dhabi, expanding its internationally recognised safety instruction program through the provision of world-class training to the emirate nation’s Police Force Air Wing. In five years, three CareFlight instructors have spent in excess of 2,000 hours training more than 70 Abu Dhabi... Read more

April Fool…. MD Helicopters sold to Middle East distributor

April Fool…. MD Helicopters sold to Middle East distributor

1-Apr-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Now that we are past the notional mid-day cut-off in Europe and east coast USA for 1st April pranks, it’s time for us to come clean and confirm this was not a true story – although given our inbox, Twitter etc, there were certainly some people who believed it. The clues were there to be... Read more

MEAHA endorses Dubai Helishow

MEAHA endorses Dubai Helishow

11-Mar-2014Source: MEAHA

The Middle East and Africa Helicopter Association (MEAHA) has endorsed the forthcoming Dubai Helishow scheduled for November 4-6, 2014. MEAHA fully supports the sixth biennial helicopter technology and operations exhibition to be held at the Grand Stand, Meydan Hotel, Meydan Racecourse, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This major event is organized under the patronage of H.H. General Sheikh... Read more

Abu Dhabi Aviation signs for 10 Bell 525s

Abu Dhabi Aviation signs for 10 Bell 525s

26-Feb-2014Source: Bell

Today at HELI-EXPO 2014, Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a letter of intent for 10 Bell 525 RelentlessTM aircraft. Abu Dhabi Aviation chose the Bell 525 for its versatility to support a number of missions based in the UAE, including offshore oil and gas, emergency medical support, VIP transport, firefighting and... Read more

Air Methods Awarded Multiple International Completion Contracts

Air Methods Awarded Multiple International Completion Contracts

20-Feb-2014Source: Air Methods

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, announced today that its United Rotorcraft Division has been awarded contracts totaling up to $5.5 million with the Ecuadorian Navy, AgustaWestland, and an unnamed customer in the Middle East to design, manufacture, certify and complete several airframes for a variety of missions. “United Rotorcraft... Read more

Greystone forms Skycore Aviation

Greystone forms Skycore Aviation

5-Feb-2014Source: Greystone

Greystone Ltd announces the spin-off of its aviation division into a separate entity, Skycore Aviation Ltd. As a new entity, Skycore Aviation will be able to focus on providing exceptional service, highly skilled personnel and veteran program management to the aviation community. Skycore brings with it a highly experienced management team and skilled pool of... Read more

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