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April 29, 2015
Aviation and aerospace insurance provider USAIG has announced that, effective April 28, Michael Barrett has rejoined the USAIG team as Senior Vice President, Claims Attorney. Mr. Barrett will be based out of USAIG’s Atlanta, Ga. office...
April 29, 2015
The top priority this year for the U.S. Army’s aviation programs is to spend money allocated to them before funds get snatched back in mid-year budget shuffling, according to the service’s head of those programs. “When we have committed dollars, we have to be able to obligate and disburse them,” the service’s program executive officer (PEO) for aviation programs, Brig. Gen...
April 28, 2015
International insurance provider Global Aerospace has published a white paper discussing the necessity of managing safety and insuring against risk to promote the success of the fast-growing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) market. The paper, entitled Unmanned Aviation Risk Management, offers a comprehensive view of crucial risk management topics related to unmanned aviation, including: The integration of...
April 28, 2015
FlightSafety International has appointed Robert McGahan as Director, Business Development, Government Training and Simulation. Bob will work with a cross-functional team to identify and pursue new business opportunities for government and military training services and flight simulation equipment. Together they will ensure that FlightSafety offers products and services that are in accordance with current...
April 28, 2015
Tradewind International, LLC, a world-wide buyer and supplier of helicopter parts, announced today that two SA365N Dauphin helicopters accepted last year from CHC Helicopter, where they last saw service in Norway, have been stripped clean. EI-MIP C/N 6119 built in 1984...
April 27, 2015
The Helicopter Flight Training Center, a world-class facility for pilot and maintenance training, recently introduced CommLab - a simulation lab providing scenario-based training and evaluation for air medical communication specialist. CommLab is the first and only of its kind for seasoned communication...
April 27, 2015
Bell Helicopter has delivered a Bell 412EPI to Chongqing General Aviation (CQGA). The helicopter is the first certified Bell 412 type aircraft to operate in China and will be used for fire-fighting missions.   Photo courtesy of Bell Helicopter A delivery ceremony was held at Bell Helicopter’s customization and delivery center in Piney...
April 27, 2015
North Pole Investments Inc. of Panama has signed a contract for one AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin-engine and one AW189 super medium helicopter. The aircraft will be delivered by early 2016 and operated by Helistar de Aviacion of Colombia for offshore transport missions in support of the oil and gas industry.   Photo courtesy of AgustaWestland This...
April 24, 2015
In March 2015, the aerospace and defense firm Aero Kinetics applied for Type Certification of its latest generation multi-rotor vertical takeoff and land (VTOL) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) with the FAA. Despite the exemptions and blanket Certificates of Authorization (COA), UAS still have restrictive operating limits for commercial users within the National Airspace System (NAS) due to the uncertainty...
April 24, 2015
Airware has unveiled its Aerial Information Platform (AIP), an operating system for commercial drones that combines hardware, software and cloud services to enable enterprises to safely operate drones at scale, comply with regulatory and insurance requirements, and rapidly develop industry-specific drone solutions. The Airware AIP will offer aircraft fleet management, user authentication, data management...
April 24, 2015
Bristow Group Inc. will release financial results for its fiscal year 2015 fourth quarter ended March 31, 2015 after the market closes on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. In conjunction with the release, Bristow has scheduled a conference call, which will be broadcast live over the...
April 23, 2015
At Mexico's Aerospace Fair 2015, scheduled for April 22-25 at Military Airbase No. 1 in Santa Lucía, Mexico, Russian Helicopters will showcase its latest commercial helicopters and update regional partners on plans for developing its maintenance and service center provision...
April 23, 2015
Bell Helicopter's Mitch Snyder, executive vice president of global military business, has been selected as a 2015 Alumni Fellow for the Kansas State University College of Engineering. Snyder is a 1983 graduate of K-State and has served on the Bell Helicopter executive leadership team since April of 2011.   Photo courtesy of Bell Helicopter “Mitch was selected as a K-State Alumni Fellow based on...
April 23, 2015
U.S. Army aviation officials will brief their analysis of alternatives (AOA) for managing degraded visual environment (DVE) hazards next week to the service's top acquisition officer. The AOA was done last year under the Brownout Rotorcraft Enhancement System (BORES)...
April 22, 2015
A new version of the twin-engine EC145 rotorcraft has received its type certificate from the European Aviation Safety Agency. The EC145 (formerly known as EC145e) has been developed by Airbus Helicopters to offer a highly efficient and cost-effective solution for utility...
April 22, 2015
Erickson Incorporated announced today that its subsidiaries comprised of air and maintenance operations are each now certified as Wyvern Wingman Operators. This prestigious designation by Wyvern, Ltd. is awarded to aviation service providers who meet standards for flight and maintenance operations that exceed regulatory...
April 22, 2015
Bell Helicopter received letters of intent to purchase five aircraft during the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE), held April 14-16. “While at the show, we met with many current and potential customers and provided updates on the capabilities our helicopters can deliver as China’s air space restrictions continue to relax,” said Chris Jaran, vice president of...
April 21, 2015
Auburn University has received the nation’s first FAA approval to operate a new Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Flight School as part of the Auburn University Aviation Center. “This is an honor for Auburn University,” said Bill Hutto, director of the Auburn University Aviation Center. “We will conduct commercial flight training for operators of unmanned aircraft systems outdoors and...
April 21, 2015
HAITE Aviation Training Singapore, a subsidiary of Sichuan Haite High-Tech Co. Ltd. of Chengdu, China has announced the opening of its 21,000 square meter training center in Changi Business Park. Known as HAITE Singapore, the facility will serve as a training hub for pilots and aviation crews, and expects to attract up to S$55 million in direct and indirect revenues per annum for the Singapore economy over...
April 21, 2015
DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it has added Bradley Sutphin as a Regional Sales Manager. Mr. Sutphin will be handling the sales responsibilities for the Midwestern United...
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