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October 13, 2014
Waypoint Leasing, a global helicopter leasing company that provides operating lease and financing solutions to helicopter operators around the world, has raised an additional $300 million in term loans to refinance existing assets previously funded under its Revolving Credit Facility. BNP Paribas, MUFG Union Bank, N.A., RBC Capital Markets and Wells Fargo Securities acted as lead...
October 13, 2014
Blue Sky Network (BSN), a global provider of satellite tracking and communication solutions for maritime, land mobile and aviation assets, is showcasing two new satellite communication solutions at Helitech International.  The first model that will be displayed, the Hawkeye...
October 13, 2014
Sandel Avionics has received European Technical Standard Order (ETSO) authorization from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its Sandel ST3400H HeliTAWS system. Sandel HeliTAWS meets all requirements specified in the EASA’s ETSO-C113: airborne multipurpose electronic...
October 13, 2014
We recently sat down with Jason Propes, SVP Helicopters & Light Turboprop Engines at Rolls-Royce to get an update on the status of their C47E engine program - the latest iteration of the venerable M250 - which was announced at Heli-Expo in 2013, and for which they received certification just last month. R&W: Can you give us a brief update on the status of the C47E program? Propes: Sure - One...
October 10, 2014
Legend has it that I showed up for my interview at the police aviation unit wearing a pocket protector. I categorically deny this. At that time, there existed a crusty, weathered Vietnam-Era instructor pilot who was heard to say, “I don’t care where you put that dweeb, just don’t put him on my team.” Well, you know how that request was answered. He had to live with me for years. I...
October 10, 2014
ADAC helicopters receive service at the operation’s maintenance facility. Photos by Andrew Drwiega Thomas Gassmann, director of business development and sales at the ADAC HEMS Academy at Bonn airport in Germany, runs ADAC’s annual international networking event for EC135/EC145 operators, now in its third year. The HEMS Academy provides what it claims is the world’s first civilian...
October 10, 2014
The European Helicopter Association (EHA) will hold its Rotorcraft Seminars in Amsterdam on Oct. 15, 2014 during Helitech International, which will take place at the RAI from Oct. 14-16, 2014. The program will feature a keynote address from Norbert Lohl, certification director at the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), among additional speakers addressing topics in the rotorcraft industry such as the...
October 10, 2014
M International has announced that representatives from three of their world-class portfolio companies, Keystone Turbine Services, Airborne Engines and MINT Turbines will be exhibiting at stand L77 from October 14 to 16 during the 2014 Helitech International Expo and Conference held at the RAI Center in Amsterdam.  During the exhibition, these companies will have representatives available to answer...
October 10, 2014
Airbus Helicopters will present an EC145 T2 airframe at Helitech International. The next-generation helicopter, ideal for emergency medical services (EMS) and law enforcement/parapublic missions, is a twin-engine, four-ton-class...
October 9, 2014
Well, friends, I saw something that confused me so much I had to read it three times to make sure I hadn’t misunderstood. But I hadn’t. There was actually an article in the August 31 edition of the Las Vegas Review-Journal that said several politicians are “pushing to scale back the 1033 program.” The Defense 1033 Excess Property program puts surplus military equipment into the...
October 9, 2014
Helicopter operator PHI has achieved Level 4 (the highest level) of the FAA’s voluntary Safety Management System (SMS) pilot program. PHI has used an integrated SMS for over a decade which enabled it to enter the FAA’s voluntary program...
October 9, 2014
Life Air Rescue, an air medical service located in Shreveport, La., has received an Airbus Helicopters EC135 from Metro Aviation. The rescue service was formed in 1993 when Life Air 1 and Air...
October 8, 2014
As the last quarter of 2014 begins, those who work and play with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) - often referred to by the less technical term “drones” - continue watching for more FAA guidance regarding their remotely operated vehicles. To date, the agency has been moving slowly and uncharacteristically quietly towards establishing regulations that will allow UAVs to safely share the National...
October 8, 2014
Igor Sikorsky aboard an early version of his VS-300. Photo courtesy of Sikorsky Does the truth matter in defense reporting – or does it get in the way of a good story? While most observers would immediately think of an eager journalist trying to file a story, it can equally be attributed to the ‘good news’ centric defense establishment. The fear factor within the ranks of the United...
October 8, 2014
Puma HC2 on the tarmac in Portugal. Photos by Andrew Drwiega Three of the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) new Puma HC2 helicopters from 230 Squadron flew to the Ovar airbase in Portugal during July to take part in their first major foreign exercise since being upgraded by manufacturer Airbus Helicopters. The occasion was the annual European Defence Agency’s (EDA) Hot Blade Exercise that was taking...
October 8, 2014
The crucial importance of safety in rotary wing operations is highlighted with the Safety Workshop on the final day of Helitech International, taking place in Amsterdam RAI from October 14 to 16. Hosted by the European Helicopter Safety Team (EHEST) and the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), the workshop will focus on the key elements impacting rotorcraft safety, including flight training, risk...
October 8, 2014
Vector Aerospace, located at Stand M 40 at Helitech International, will showcase its expanding range of capabilities in the civil and parapublic rotary wing sector. Vector Aerospace in the UK now also operates as a Sikorsky approved Service Centre for the S-76 twin-engine medium helicopter platform, as well as having the capability to provide field support for the S-92 medium helicopter. Earlier this...
October 8, 2014
Helitech International 2014 will feature for the first time a dedicated USA Pavilion attracting companies that have previously not exhibited at a trade-show outside the United States. This new feature, presented in partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service, offers participating exhibitors an ideal platform to showcase their products and technologies to an international market and brings visitors the...
October 3, 2014
The United Kingdom’s Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) has added corrected its report on EC155 B1 (OY-HJJ) which lost control in the North Sea, November 6, 2013. The AAIB summary is as follows: “Shortly after takeoff from an off-shore platform at night, the helicopter entered a...
October 3, 2014
AH-6I flying in the desert near Boeing’s Mesa, Ariz. facility. Photo supplied by Andrew Drwiega A Saudi Arabian contract for 24 AH-6Is has been confirmed to Boeing through a Foreign Military Sales agreement via the U.S. Army’s contracting command at Redstone Arsenal. The contract, valued at $234 million, authorized the company to procure long lead items for the production and delivery of 24...
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