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June 16, 2016
REACH Air Medical Services and California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR) have merged, creating the largest network of air ambulance bases in California. Sean Russell, REACH president, and Lynn Malmstrom, CALSTAR CEO, said CALSTAR will become a limited...
June 16, 2016
Sikorsky's global fleet of S-92s have surpassed one million flight hours within 12 years in May. Sikorsky said the aircraft also have an accident rate of less than one-tenth of the U.S. Civil Multi-Turbine engine...
June 15, 2016
A Mississippi-based hospital is getting a new emergency medical service helicopter. The Ochsner Health and Singing River systems have...
June 15, 2016
Bell Helicopter last week concluded demonstrations of its 412EPI to defense, coast guard and public safety officials in Vietnam, then moved on to Nepal to highlight the twin-engine 412EPI’s high-altitude performance. The demonstrations came less than a month after U.S. President Barack Obama's May visit to Vietnam, during which he declared that a four-decade embargo on arms shipments to that...
June 14, 2016
Bell Helicopter's 505 Jet Ranger X has begun a four-month demonstration tour across Japan, debuting first at the...
June 13, 2016
A Chinese consortium has ordered 100 Airbus Helicopters H135s, following the signing of a letter of intent in October last year. The deal will launch a H135 final assembly line in the country. The group, which is made up of China Aviation Supplies Holding Co., Qingdao United General Aviation Industrial Development Co. and CITIC...
June 13, 2016
Air Medical Group Holdings will become the first dedicated helicopter emergency medical service in India, set to begin this year. The U.S. company has partnered with India's Aviators Air Rescue and...
June 10, 2016
Erickson Inc. is investigating options for its current operations, organization and financing in the face of a two-year slump in its business. The Portland, Oregon, provider of aviation services around the world has replaced its CFO with an airline industry veteran "specifically skilled in debt refinancing and restructuring" and turnarounds. Erickson also has hired an international investment...
June 9, 2016
EHang Inc. will begin flight testing, training and development of a passenger-carrying drone with the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems and the Governor's Office of Economic...
June 8, 2016
CHC will no longer fly Airbus Helicopters Super Pumas from its North Sea support base in Aberdeen, Scotland, unless customers specifically request that aircraft type, according to published reports.   The BBC and Energy Voice cited a statement from the beleaguered helicopter operator that, since 13 people died in the April 29 crash of one of its EC225s in Norway, it has "engaged closely with our...
June 7, 2016
Babcock Mission Critical Services Offshore Ltd. received two Sikorsky S-92s. The aircraft were delivered in an Antonov 124 transport aircraft from the manufacturer's Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, plant to the...
June 3, 2016
After a Europe-wide grounding of civilian Airbus Helicopters aircraft, the German Defence Ministry has followed suit for its three Airbus AS532s that transport Chancellor Angela Merkel. In April, an Airbus H225 Super Puma crashed while...
June 3, 2016
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has determined the primary cause of a Eurocopter AS350 B2 crash in January 2015 to be increased cable tension during stringing operations, which led to the aircraft performing a "dynamic rollover." The aircraft was...
June 2, 2016
HNZ Group has renewed offshore oil and gas helicopter support contracts for various customers in both the Philippines and New Zealand. The customers include Shell Philippines...
June 2, 2016
Erickson Inc. will provide helicopter transport supporting the Alaska Dept. of Natural Resources Forest Inventory Analysis project. The 5-yr contract calls for Erickson to deliver an exclusive-use light-lift helicopter for charter services to a field crew led by the dept...
June 1, 2016
Wiking Helikopter Service GmbH signed a contract for two Airbus Helicopters H145s for offshore transport to and from wind farms and for air rescue missions in the North Sea. This will be the company's first Airbus...
May 26, 2016
Bell Helicopter has sold a Bell 407GXP to Sichuan Xiangyun General Aviation Co., Ltd. in China. It will be outfitted for VIP...
May 25, 2016
Fiery crashes in which helicopter occupants survive but die of burn injuries are sustaining public and political pressure on the FAA to review certification rules. Several members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee are the latest lawmakers to focus on the aviation agency’s responses to longstanding recommendations to adopt more stringent...
May 24, 2016
HeliOffshore selected Jive software to connect helicopter operators, global manufacturers, aviation regulators, academics and other stakeholders in the rotorcraft industry. That system is called HeliOffshore Space and brings together about 400 industry decision...
May 24, 2016
Yamaha Motor Corp. has launched the first operation of its RMAX remotely piloted helicopter for agriculture spraying in Napa...
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