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April 18, 2016
CHC Group said it has decided to not make a $46 million interest payment due today on its 9.25% senior secured notes maturing Oct. 15, 2020, according to a company press release. Under the terms, the company has a 30-day grace period after the due date to make a payment and prevent default for...
April 18, 2016
Schiebel's Camcopter S-100 UAS has successfully performed capabilities of identifying vessels, animals and objects at sea in icy winter conditions last month at Fogo Island in Canada. The trials were...
April 13, 2016
Finmeccanica has secured a purchase agreement with a Chinese company for more than two dozen helicopters. Chinese distributor and operator Sino-U.S. Intercontinental Helicopter Investment signed the agreement on April 12 at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition in Shanghai. Finmeccanica will deliver 25...
April 11, 2016
SeaPlanner will be the system provider for DONG Energy's Marine and Helicopter Coordination Centre (MHCC), which will be a centralized hub for its U.K. offshore wind farm construction and a number of regional Operations MHCCs. SeaPlanner will...
April 11, 2016
Bell Helicopter has signed a letter of intent with PT Whitesky Aviation for 30 Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters last week. The...
April 6, 2016
The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians and REACH Air Medical Services (REACH) recently opened a new helicopter base on the Viejas Reservation. Helicopter services will...
April 6, 2016
Erickson Inc. has been awarded a contract to provide transport and precision placement of oil and gas equipment by helicopter in Peru over the Amazon. As per the contract, Erickson...
April 5, 2016
The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team said it will focus its attention during the next four years on reducing fatal helicopter accidents within the U.S. The team is targeting a reduction to 0.61 fatal accidents per 100,000 flight hr, 20% less than the average since 2009. It will do so by analyzing...
April 4, 2016
Bristow Helicopters Ltd. has commenced flights for Petrofac in the Central North Sea. The three-year contract, which...
April 4, 2016
Dallas-based Protective Packaging Corp. can help preserve idled helicopters through a cost-efficient packaging solution, as it has demonstrated on a helicopter operator serving offshore rigs in the North Sea. The downturn in the...
March 31, 2016
Bond Offshore Helicopters has been awarded a three-year contract by Premier Oil to provide...
March 29, 2016
A powerful methane-detection sensor flight tested by NASA researchers might increase the viability of using small unmanned aircraft systems for pipeline patrol, the agency said March 28.   The Pasadena, California-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been testing its Open Path Laser Spectrometer sensor on various platforms since 2014. Similar to another sensor NASA developed for use on Mars, the device...
March 25, 2016
Heli-One has developed repair capability for the Sikorsky S-92 air inlet, said the MRO provider. According to a press release, the air inlet was identified as a top contributor to aircraft-on-ground events for the S-92. The component was found to have...
March 23, 2016
Safran has decided to place all of its companies under a single banner and brand name, Safran, to bolster its position as a global industrial leader and accelerate its international growth. The Safran logo therefore becomes the sole emblem representing all group companies. Operating under a single...
March 22, 2016
Airbus Helicopters is showcasing demo flights of its H145 in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Taiwan. The first tour was held in Southeast Africa in 2013, covering Malaysia and Thailand.  This Asian demo tour will be divided into two legs. From March 23...
March 22, 2016
Erickson Inc. has been awarded two exclusive-use contracts with Alaska’s Dept. of Natural Resources for wildfire suppression. Under the contracts...
March 18, 2016
CORRECTION: The headline for this item originally listed Steven D. Weiner as a Boeing engineer. We apologize for the error – The Editors AHS International has named the recipients for its numerous awards that recognize leaders of vertical flight who...
March 17, 2016
Northwest MedStar is integrating its critical-care transport program into Life Flight Network, an Oregon-based, not-for-profit air medical program serving the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West effective April 1. Life Flight will open helicopter bases in Colville...
March 17, 2016
Thames Valley Air Ambulance (TVAA) and Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) began nighttime Helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) operations across the South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) region and the Isle of Wight.   TVAA's...
March 17, 2016
Bell Helicopter has secured commitments from two customers for a total of three Bell 407GXPs in corporate/VIP configuration while at HAI Heli-Expo...
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