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Apr
06
2020

Japan Coast Guard orders two more H225 helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Tokyo, 6 April 2020 – Japan’s largest Super Puma operator, Japan Coast Guard (JCG), has placed a new order of two H225 helicopters. This follow-on order brings JCG’s Super Puma fleet to 15, comprising two AS332s and 13 H225s. The new helicopters will be utilised for territorial coastal activities, security enforcement, as well as disaster relief missions in Japan.

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Tags: Airbus AS332 H225 Japan Coast Guard Super Puma
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Apr
03
2020

You are invited to attend the third AAMS COVID-19 Town Hall Meeting

Posted by jhadmin

You are invited to attend the third AAMS COVID-19 Town Hall Meeting next week.

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Tags: AAMS
Categories: Press Releases


Apr
03
2020

US Treasury Announces New Application Process for Payroll Support

Posted by jhadmin

Please note: if you are intending to file for assistance from the Payroll Support Program, you should submit your application by 5:00 pm EDT today, April 3.

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Tags: HAI US Treasury
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Apr
03
2020

AeroBrigham blends maintenance and healthcare to improve safety

Posted by jhadmin

April 3, 2020 - Decatur, Texas - When AeroBrigham co-owner, Danny Brigham left emergency room nursing to help open AeroBrigham, he likely never thought his medical background (and current nursing license) would be helpful in his aircraft maintenance, repair, overhaul, and completion business in Decatur, Texas. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, life and business dramatically changed. Brigham is now putting his medical background to work along with his extensive A&P maintenance experience by protecting both employees and customers.

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Apr
02
2020

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2020 Individual Recipients of Its Prestigious Awards

Posted by jhadmin

Fairfax, VA, — The Vertical Flight Society today announced the 2020 individual recipients of its prestigious awards program. Since its establishment in 1944, VFS Awards have paid tribute to the outstanding leaders of vertical flight and served as a catalyst for stimulating technological advances. This year’s winners will be recognized at the Grand Awards Banquet on Oct. 7 during the VFS 76th Annual Forum and Technology Display in Virginia Beach, Virginia (www.vtol.org/forum).

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Tags: The Vertical Flight Society
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Apr
02
2020

Fact Sheet – The UAS Integration Pilot Program

Posted by jhadmin

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recognizes that unmanned aircraft systems –“UAS,” or more popularly, “drones”— are the fastest growing segment of aviation. In the United States, people are flying these aircraft for fun or are performing commercial operations. Drones enable people to go places and do things that might otherwise be dangerous, and they often save money and time.

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Tags: Drones FAA UAS
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Apr
02
2020

SURVEY Copter, the tactical drones division of Airbus, is participating in the 3D production of protective medical equipment

Posted by jhadmin

SURVEY Copter, the tactical drones division of Airbus with its main site based in Pierrelatte, in southern France, this week gave a rapid and positive response to the proposal for an association with the Montélimar “Convergences 26” FabLab in Drome Ardèche, to start up production of medical protection visors on the 3D printers normally used to build drones.

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Tags: Airbus SURVEY Copter
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Apr
02
2020

AAMS CARES Act Implementation Update; Additional COVID-19

Posted by jhadmin

AAMS has compiled the following list of links and guidance regarding programs that may be available to members of the critical care transport industry from the recently enacted CARES Act. There is a highly variable list of programs available to hospitals, first responders, Part 135 operations, and small businesses. The following resources are organized as they appeared in the legislation:

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Tags: AAMS
Categories: Press Releases


Apr
02
2020

Omni Táxi Aéreo Serving the Offshore Community During COVID-19

Posted by jhadmin

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Omni Táxi Aéreo (“Omni”), Brazil’s largest and most diversified helicopter operator, is committed to adapting its procedures and safely serving the offshore energy community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Apr
01
2020

AIR METHODS ANNOUNCES IN-NETWORK AGREEMENT WITH AVERA HEALTH PLANS AND DAKOTACARE FOR SERVICES IN SOUTH DAKOTA

Posted by jhadmin

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., -- Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, announced today it has reached an agreement with Avera Health Plans and DAKOTACARE to provide in-network coverage for its consumers. The agreement will protect both Avera Health Plans and DAKOTACARE members from unplanned financial liability for Air Methods’ services. Air Methods operates Black Hills Life Flight, based out of Rapid City, S.D., which serves the state’s greater Black Hills region. Under this agreement, Rocky Mountain Holdings (Black Hills Life Flight) has agreed to accept the amount allowed by Avera Health Plans and DAKOTACARE as full settlement of their charges in South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa.

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Tags: Air Methods Avera Health Plans DAKOTACARE
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Apr
01
2020

HAI Members: Two Important Financial Resources for COVID-19 Relief

Posted by jhadmin

As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the US government is providing up to $25 billion for loans and loan guarantees for passenger air carriers, Part 145 repair stations, and ticket agents/brokers. The Act also authorizes up to $349 billion for job retention and certain other expenses as part of the Paycheck Protection Program.

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Tags: CARES Act HAI
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
31
2020

Boeing Named 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

Posted by jhadmin

CHICAGO, March 31, 2020—Boeing [NYSE: BA] has received an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for Sustained Excellence in recognition of the company’s successful energy conservation practices. It is the 10th consecutive year Boeing has received the award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Mar
31
2020

Utah Rotor Pathway Program Receives $1.1 Million Grant

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Va. (March 31, 2020) – The Utah State Legislature recently approved a Strategic Workforce Initiative (SWI) grant to Southern Utah University to support the growth of the Utah Rotor Pathway Program, a government-industry-education partnership preparing Utah students for high-growth occupations while serving regional industry workforce needs. The grant totals $386,000 per year for three years, for a total of $1,158,000.

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Tags: HAI Southern Utah University SWI Utah Rotor Pathway Program
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Mar
31
2020

Spidertracks launches Spider X - their next-generation Spider hardware

Posted by jhadmin

Spidertracks, a leading provider of satellite-based real-time flight tracking, active flight following and communication solutions, today announced the launch of the Spider X - their next-generation Spider hardware.

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Tags: Spider Hardware Spider X Spidertracks
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Mar
30
2020

HAI Issues Updates on FAA Announcements for Airmen Medical Certificates, Part 135 Operators

Posted by jhadmin

Helicopter Association International (HAI) can now provide updates to a March 29, 2020, HAI press release about airmen medical certificates and an FAA announcement regarding waivers for Part 135 operators that was issued on March 25, 2020.

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Tags: FAA HAI Waivers for Part 135
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Mar
30
2020

Raytheon and United Technologies Obtain All Regulatory Approvals to Close Merger of Equals

Posted by jhadmin

WALTHAM, Mass. and FARMINGTON, Conn., March 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) announced that they have received the necessary regulatory approvals for their all-stock merger of equals and expect to close the merger prior to the opening of trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Friday, April 3, 2020, the distribution date for United Technologies' spin-offs of Carrier and Otis.

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Tags: Raytheon United Technologies Corporation UTC
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Mar
30
2020

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Announces Online Recurrent Training Program

Posted by jhadmin

(BOISE, IDAHO – April 30, 2020) To serve the training needs of first responders and essential staff flying at night using NVGs, Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU), announced today that they have developed a new instructor led web-based offering for required recurrent ground training.

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Mar
30
2020

Bell Aircraft in Action Coloring Book

Posted by jhadmin

Want to add a little bit of color - and vertical lift - to your daily routine? With our Bell Aircraft in Action Coloring Book, go on a police surveillance flight, land on an aircraft carrier and save lives all while sitting at home. Through action images waiting to be filled with color, discover the many dynamic missions our Bell aircraft tackle each day. If you're an artist, a future aviator or you're simply running out of home activities, download our Bell Coloring Book by clicking the link below and let your imagination take flight!

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Tags: Bell
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
30
2020

BELL 360 INVICTUS CHOSEN TO CONTINUE IN U.S. ARMY’S NEW SCOUT ROTORCRAFT COMPETITION

Posted by jhadmin

Fort Worth, Texas – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has been selected to continue its work on the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program. As part of the selection, Bell is designing, manufacturing, and testing the Bell 360 Invictus, a prototype rotorcraft designed to provide improved lethality, survivability, and extended reach for Army Aviation. This selection follows almost a full year of design and risk-reduction work by the Bell team as part of the initial contract phase.

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Tags: Bell
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Mar
30
2020

London Heliport announces temporary closure

Posted by jhadmin

The coronavirus pandemic is having a severe impact on commercial travel and the general aviation industry.

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Tags: London Heliport
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
30
2020

Leonardo: solidarity shown by the Company through its support towards civilian Authorities which are working to contain the Covid-19 pandemic

Posted by jhadmin

During this time of an unprecedented health emergency in Italy, Leonardo, country’s main industrial company, which is among the top ten world players in Aerospace, Defence and Security, continues to provide resources and people in support of national institutions’ management and containment of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Tags: COVID-19 Leonardo
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
30
2020

HAI Urges Caution Re FAA Announcement for Airmen Medical Certificates

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Va. (March 29, 2020) – If you are a pilot or aircrewmen whose medical certificate will expire between March 31 and June 30, 2020, the FAA has announced that it is waiving enforcement actions against you if you are unable to obtain a new certificate in a timely manner due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tags: HAI
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
27
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Kalapana, HI

Posted by jhadmin

On March 5, 2020, about 1130 Hawaii standard time, a Airbus EC130 B4 helicopter, N11QK, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident, about 6 miles north of Kalapana, Hawaii. Of the six occupants on board, the commercial pilot and three passengers were uninjured, and two passengers sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 flight.

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Tags: HI Kalapana NTSB Report
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Mar
27
2020

Statement From Lockheed Martin Chairman, President And CEO Marillyn Hewson On COVID-19 Response

Posted by jhadmin

BETHESDA, Md., March 27, 2020 - At Lockheed Martin, we recognize that the rapid spread of COVID-19 and its wide-ranging impacts have caused severe disruption across society and tragic loss of life around the world. We also recognize that the global pandemic has created a need for urgent action by government, business, communities and citizens.

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Tags: COVID-19 Lockheed Martin
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Mar
26
2020

Super Mushshak Flies with Genesys Aerosystems Glass Cockpit

Posted by jhadmin

Kamra, Pakistan (March 25, 2020) – A Pakistan Aeronautical Complex MFI-17 Super Mushshak made a successful first flight with a full Genesys Aerosystems glass cockpit today. The Super Mushshak is a rugged and proven military training aircraft capable of +7 and -3 Gs and features automatic, hands-off spin recovery. The two-seat aircraft is equipped with three Genesys flight displays, dual solid-state gyro/air-data sensors, and dual GPS receivers. The system also includes dual Genesys digital multi-mode radios with integrated VHF COM, UHF COM, VHF NAV, localizer/glideslope, and marker beacon, triple-redundant Flight Management System (FMS), radio/audio management, and Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS), and digital engine/systems display.

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Tags: Genesys
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Mar
26
2020

COVID-19: Offering certainty in uncertain times

Posted by jhadmin

In the last three months, we have witnessed unprecedented events brought upon by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). TracPlus CEO, Trevor McIntyre, looks at the steps the company is taking to protect and offer certainty to our customers in this unsettling time.

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Tags: TracPlus
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
26
2020

Helicopter Association International Applauds Congressional Action on COVID-19 Relief

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Va. (March 26, 2020) – On Wednesday evening, March 25, the US Senate unanimously approved a $2 trillion emergency relief bill providing stimulus funds to a US economy reeling from the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, March 27, the House is expected to pass the bill, which includes specific measures aimed at general aviation businesses.

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Tags: HAI
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
26
2020

Boeing Statement on Passage of CARES Act

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 26, 2020—We thank the Administration, especially the President and Secretary Mnuchin, as well as the Senate for working together to take swift bipartisan action to support the American economy, including the 2.5 million jobs and 17,000 suppliers that Boeing, the aerospace industry and the U.S. rely on to maintain our world leadership in commercial, defense and services. The bill’s access to public and private liquidity, including loans and loan guarantees, is critical for airlines, airports, suppliers, and manufacturers to bridge to recovery.

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Tags: Boeing
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Mar
25
2020

AAMS Government Relations Update March 25th, 2020

Posted by jhadmin

Late last night, Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Schumer (D-NY) took to the floor at about 1:30 am to announce an agreement on a $2 Trillion Phase 3 Economic Aid Package had been reached.

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Tags: AAMS ASSOCIATION OF AIR MEDICAL SERVICES
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Mar
25
2020

CAMTS Reiterates Position on Medical Transports for COVID-19 Patients

Posted by jhadmin

SEATTLE - MARCH 25, 2020: The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) released a statement this week regarding medical transports of patients with suspected or diagnosed coronavirus.

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