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Feb
08
2018

Asia Pacific’s HEMS, VIP and military markets present opportunities for the H145

Posted by jhadmin

The Asia Pacific region extends from India to New Zealand, covering an area of 16,000 km and comprising the Pacific’s smallest islands to the entire continent of Australia. The region represents 30 percent of the global civil and parapublic helicopter fleet and 25 percent of the global military helicopter fleet. Of the 4,000 helicopters in operation in the civil and parapublic market, Airbus leads Asia Pacific with 40 percent market share, and represents close to 10 percent of the 5,000 military helicopters in operation.

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Tags: Airbus Helicopters India New Zealand
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Feb
08
2018

LEONARDO EXPANDS ITS PRESENCE IN BANGLADESH HELICOPTER MARKET

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo is expanding its share of the growing Bangladeshi helicopter market with the announcement, during Singapore Air Show, of the upcoming delivery of five helicopters to Bashundhara Airways, comprising three AW109 Trekkers and two AW119Kx. The helicopters will be used for EMS, utility, law-enforcement, surveillance, VIP, corporate & passenger transport applications and are all scheduled to be delivered before the end of 2018 bringing Leonardo’s market share to exceed a 30%.

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Tags: AW109 Trekkers AW119Kx Bashundhara Airways Leonardo
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Feb
08
2018

AAR Announces Joint Venture with Indamer for New MRO Facility in India

Posted by jhadmin

February 7, 2018 - WOOD DALE, Illinois, February 8, 2018 – AAR (NYSE: AIR), a global provider of aviation services to commercial airlines, announced a joint venture with Indamer Aviation, a leading aviation company in India, for the development of a new airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Nagpur, India.

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Tags: AAR Indamer
Categories: Press Releases


Feb
08
2018

Airbus completes first flight demonstration for its commercial parcel delivery drone ‘Skyways’

Posted by jhadmin

Singapore, Airbus Helicopters’ Skyways unmanned air vehicle has successfully completed its first flight demonstration at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The drone took off from its dedicated maintenance centre and landed on the roof of a specially designed parcel station where a parcel was automatically loaded via a robotic arm. Once successfully loaded with the parcel, the Skyways drone took off again and returned to land, demonstrating its automatic unloading capability.

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Tags: Airbus Helicopters drone National University of Singapore Unmanned Air Vehicle
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Feb
07
2018

Two H125s help rescue climber in Pakistan

Posted by jhadmin

On 26 January 2018, five members of Pakistan’s Army Aviation HA Squadron received orders from Headquarters Force Command Northern Areas (FCNA) to evacuate climber Tomek Mackiewicz, who was trapped at an elevation of about 7,400 metres on Nanga Parbat, Pakistan (in the Himalayan mountain range) and Elisabeth Revol, at about 6,500 metres.

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Tags: Airbus Helicopters Pakistan
Categories: Press Releases


Feb
07
2018

Airbus Helicopters and Thai Aviation Industries to support Royal Thai Armed Forces and Police helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Singapore, Airbus Helicopters and Thai Aviation Industries (TAI) have signed an agreement to support all Airbus' military and law enforcement helicopters in Thailand, over two years.

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Tags: Airbus Helicopters Thai Aviation Industries
Categories: Press Releases


Feb
07
2018

Rogue Aviation Opens Flight School Focused on Flight Safety

Posted by jhadmin

Santa Ana, CA -- Orange County based Rogue Aviation opens a helicopter flight school at John Wayne Airport that looks to elevate the standard of aviation.

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Tags: Rogue Aviation
Categories: Press Releases


Feb
07
2018

BELL DELIVERS FIRST 505 JET RANGER X HELICOPTERS TO JAPAN

Posted by jhadmin

Tokyo, Japan (7 February 2018) - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of two Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters to SECO International. These are the first Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters delivered to a Japanese customer and will be used for passenger transport, sightseeing, aerial photography and television broadcasting.

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Tags: Bell 505 Bell Helicopter Jet Ranger X textron
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Feb
07
2018

BELL HELICOPTER SELLS FIRST TWO BELL 505 JET RANGER X HELICOPTERS TO VIETNAM

Posted by jhadmin

Singapore Air Show (7 February 2018) - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today it has signed a purchase agreement with both Vietnam Helicopter Corporation and its subsidiary, Northern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH North), for two Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters.

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Tags: Bell Helicopter textron Vietnam Helicopter Corporation
Categories: Press Releases


Feb
07
2018

Created to Serve the Medical Community, Vertiport Chicago is Chicago’s Only Downtown Heliport

Posted by jhadmin

CHICAGO – As North America’s largest helicopter landing facility, Vertiport Chicago spans ten acres in the heart of the Illinois Medical District and serves as Chicago’s only downtown heliport.

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Tags: Vertiport Chicago
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Feb
07
2018

Leonardo strengthens support of Japanese helicopter fleets with first ‘Excellent’ Service Centre in the country

Posted by jhadmin

Rome, – Leonardo and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace, the official distributor in Japan for the AW169 and AW139 helicopter models, announced today the signing of a contract with Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) for one AW169 light intermediate helicopter. The aircraft, replacing an older model, will be used to perform electronic newsgathering (ENG) operations, with entry into service expected in 2021 following local mission equipment installation and customization. The aircraft will feature an ultra-HD gyrostabilized camera, microwave downlink for live broadcasting and a comprehensive TV mission console.

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Tags: AW139 AW169 Leonardo Mitsui Bussan Aerospace
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Feb
07
2018

Airbus Helicopters starts the year with new orders and deliveries in Japan

Posted by jhadmin

Singapore, Airbus Helicopters’ business in Japan gains traction with two new orders and two new deliveries at the start of the year, reaffirming the company’s strong presence in the country. Currently leading the Japanese civil and parapublic helicopter market with more than 50% market share, Airbus Helicopters plans to increase its position in tandem with the Japan’s projected fleet growth of 2% annually over the next 20 years.

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Tags: Airbus Helicopters
Categories: Press Releases


Feb
06
2018

Waypoint Leasing Opens Hong Kong Office to Support Growth in Asia

Posted by jhadmin

Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has opened an office in Hong Kong to support its operations and customer base in China and the Asia Pacific Region. Philip Stransky, Waypoint’s Vice President of Sales & Relationship Management, Asia Pacific, will lead the relocation of Waypoint’s Singapore Office to Hong Kong which will be staffed by additional commercial, technical and legal personnel to service customers and support operations in the region.

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Tags: Waypoint Leasing
Categories: Press Releases


Feb
06
2018

Rheinmetall and Sikorsky Sign a Strategic Teaming Agreement to Offer CH-53K for Germany's New Heavy Lift Helicopter Competition

Posted by jhadmin

BONN, Germany, Feb. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Rheinmetall and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Company signed a strategic teaming agreement for competing in the German Air Force "Schwerer Transporthubschrauber" (STH) Program.

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Tags: Lockheed Martin Rheinmetall Sikorsky
Categories: Press Releases


Feb
06
2018

The UAS Symposium is Flying Your Way

Posted by jhadmin

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will co-host the 3rd Annual FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Symposium on March 6-8, 2018 at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD.

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Tags: FAA Symposium UAS Unmanned Vehicle Systems International
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Feb
06
2018

Airbus: at the heart of Asia’s largest airshow

Posted by jhadmin

Asia’s biggest aviation show opened today at the Changi Exhibition Centre, and Airbus is at the heart of it. The Singapore Airshow, held every two years, is where partnerships are forged and deals are sealed in the Asia-Pacific region. Airbus is the largest international exhibitor at the show, reflecting the company’s commitment to this part of the world.

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Tags: Airbus Singapore Airshow
Categories: Press Releases


Feb
06
2018

EARNING OUR NAME @HELI-EXPO 2018

Posted by jhadmin

WHAT’S IN A NAME? WHEN YOU’RE ABLE, YOUR NAME IS EVERYTHING.

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Tags: Able Heli Expo
Categories: Press Releases


Feb
06
2018

ONTIC SIGNS NEW LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH UTC AEROSPACE LANDING SYSTEMS

Posted by jhadmin

Chatsworth, CA- Ontic Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc. (Ontic), a BBA Aviation company and the aerospace industry’s leading provider of ‘Extended Life Solutions’ for Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) legacy products, has licensed the manufacturing rights from the Landing Systems business segment of UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) for its full range of military aftermarket landing gear.

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Tags: Ontic
Categories: Press Releases


Feb
06
2018

New Finance Leadership Joins Erickson Incorporated

Posted by jhadmin

PORTLAND, Ore. — Erickson Incorporated, a leading aerospace manufacturer and aerial services company has strengthened its leadership team under CEO and Director Douglas Kitani with the hiring of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Stephen Wideman and Corporate Controller Micheal Hausinger. Doug Kitani said, “We are excited to have this new finance leadership at Erickson, which will continue to drive fiscal responsibility and discipline in support of our enterprise growth initiatives.”

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Tags: Erickson Stephen Wideman
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Feb
06
2018

BELL DELIVERS FIRST 505 JET RANGER X HELICOPTERS INTO ASIA PACIFIC

Posted by jhadmin

Singapore Air Show (6 February 2018) - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of two Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters to Nautilus Aviation. These are the first Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters delivered into the Asia Pacific region, where Bell expects to see the highest demand globally for the new 505s.

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Tags: Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Bell Helicopter Nautilus Aviation textron
Categories: Press Releases


Feb
05
2018

Leonardo strengthens support of Japanese helicopter fleets with first ‘Excellent’ Service Centre in the country

Posted by jhadmin

Rome, – Leonardo and Shizuoka Air Commuter Corporation (SACC) of Japan announced the signing of a Service Centre Agreement to set up helicopter MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) capabilities in Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport. The agreement foresees the construction and completion of a new dedicated hangar in 2018, with operational readiness by spring 2019. The MRO centre will support the successful AW109 series and AW139 aircraft models with an annual capacity of up to 24 units and potential to grow its capacity based on market demand.

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Tags: Leonardo Shizuoka Air Commuter Corporation
Categories: Press Releases


Feb
05
2018

EASA issues single Production Organisation Approval to Airbus Helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Marignane, The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Airbus Helicopters have just implemented a new single Production Organisation Approval (POA). This replaces previous national approvals from France, Germany and Spain by a single, integrated framework allowing for simplified industrial exchanges between Airbus Helicopters’ manufacturing facilities and supporting the company’s industrial strategy of site specialisation across Europe.

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Tags: Airbus EASA
Categories: Press Releases


Feb
05
2018

Sikorsky Qualifies Weapons System for Digital Black Hawk Helicopter

Posted by jhadmin

SINGAPORE, Feb. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, has completed qualification to military standards of a comprehensive weapons system for S-70M / S-70i™ Black Hawk helicopters. Fully integrated with the aircraft's existing avionics, the system allows either pilot to place munitions quickly from forward firing guns, rocket pods and laser-designated air-to-ground missile launchers onto static or moving targets with high accuracy.

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Tags: Black Hawk Lockheed Martin S-70i S-70M Sikorsky
Categories: Press Releases


Feb
02
2018

Southwest Fuel Systems Announces Heli-Expo Special Offer

Posted by jhadmin

TUCSON, ARIZONA. February 2, 2018 – M International’s subsidiary company Southwest Fuel Systems (SWFS) is pleased to announce a limited-time promotional offer designed to encourage the use of LUBRIBOR Fuel Additive as recommended by ASTM D1655. During Heli-Expo 2018, representatives from SWFS will be offering coupons worth up to $500.00 discount towards the cost of overhaul for any Honeywell T53 or LTS 101; Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A or PT6T or Rolls-Royce M250 Fuel Control or Governor when you purchase a case of LUBRIBOR during the show.

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Tags: LUBRIBOR M International Southwest Fuel Systems SWFS
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Feb
01
2018

FlightSafety Promotes Brian McNelly to Assistant Manager, Wichita Maintenance Learning Center

Posted by jhadmin

NEW YORK (February 1, 2018) – FlightSafety International announces that Brian McNelly has been promoted to Assistant Manager of the company’s Maintenance Learning Center in Wichita, Kansas.

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Tags: Brian McNelly FlightSafety
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Feb
01
2018

A new H145 for the Offshore Market

Posted by jhadmin

In January 2018 HTM Helitravel Munich GmbH got it’s new Flagship for the company’s Offshore Base in Emden/Norddeich – an Airbus H145 with Call sign D-HTMM. The BK117 D2 with the striking Fenestron tail rotor is the 150. Helicopter of this type being delivered by Airbus Helicopters. The firefighting service of Emden airport gave the helicopter a warm welcome and baptized it at the same time.

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Tags: Airbus H145 HTM Helitravel
Categories: Press Releases


Feb
01
2018

Torquing the Airbus EC145 Mast Nut Just got easier

Posted by jhadmin

Advanced Torque Products (ATP) of Newington, CT has been working hard with Airbus to improve the torquing method of the mast nut on the EC145. And they’re excited to announce this custom tooling kit is now available to anyone working on the EC145 mast nut.

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Tags: Advanced Torque Products ATP ec145 Mast Nut
Categories: Press Releases


Feb
01
2018

HAI Announces 2018 ROTOR Photo and Video Contest Winners

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Va. (February 1, 2018) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce today the winners of the 2018 ROTOR Photo and Video Contest. Every year, photographers submit photos in a variety of categories that represent the helicopter industry. This year, HAI expanded the contest to also include video entries.

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Tags: HAI Photo Contest
Categories: Press Releases


Feb
01
2018

L3 WESCAM Wins Defense Contracts Valued at More Than $250 Million USD in Second Half of 2017

Posted by jhadmin

BURLINGTON, Canada, February 1, 2018 – L3 WESCAM announced today that it ended the second half of 2017 with more than $250 million USD in contracts from military and law enforcement customers for its MX™-Series electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) products and in-service support products and services. The orders will provide a range of MX imaging and targeting solutions to both experienced MX end users and military customers new to L3 WESCAM products and services.

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Tags: L3 WESCAM
Categories: Press Releases


Feb
01
2018

Marenco Swisshelicopter (MSH) rebrands its fast-growing business

Posted by jhadmin

Wetzikon/Zurich, February 1st, 2018 - MSH, the Swiss helicopter manufacturer, has unveiled its new brand name.

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Tags: Kopter Swiss Helicopter
Categories: Press Releases

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