Helicopter News March 08, 2015 by Helis.com
Helicopter News March 08, 2015 by Helis.com

Newsletter #140

Airbus Helicopters Introduces the H Generation The new “H” designations across its product lines symbolic of the company’s full integration in the Airbus Group and consistent with the numbering used by the Airbus commercial jetliner manufacturer

Golden Hour Award to Snohomish County Rescue Team Work of Sheriff’s Office helicopter rescue team highlighted in national media has been awarded the Airbus Helicopters Golden Hour Award.

Donaldson AW139 Inlet Barrier Filter Installation Donaldson announced that AgustaWestland has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval for installation of Donaldson’s Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system on the AW139.

MIT Group to Operate Six EMS AW119Kx in China MIT Group of China orders 6 AW119Kx single engine helicopters to perform emergency medical service missions in the Shandong Province

Vector Aerospace and Helisul Signs M250 MRO Contract Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America (HS-NA) has signed an accordance to provide Rolls-Royce M250 engine overhaul support to Helisul Taxi Aereo Ltda from Brazil.

Rolls-Royce and Alpine Helicopters Renew Agreement Rolls-Royce and Alpine Helicopters have agreed to extend a Fleet Operator Agreement supporting the Canadian company’s M250-powered fleet.

Turbomeca to Offer Service By The Hour on Bell 505 Turbomeca’s Arrius 2R engine Service By the Hour (SBH) program available to Bell 505 customers at point of sale as part of Bell Helicopter’s Mission Critical Support offerings

FlightSafety First to Meet FAA Safety Requirements FlightSafety International announces that it is the first FAR Part 142 training provider to be recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration for meeting its Safety Management System requirements

North FDS Gets Canadian Validation for AS350 and EC130 North Flight Data Systems received Transport Canada approval of their AS350/EC130 FAA STC for their lightweight flight data recorders. First installations will be Phoenix Heli-Flight in Ft McMurray

Sundance Helicopters With Ramco Aviation Software Sundance Helicopters, the longest running helicopter tour operator in Las Vegas Nevada, will implement Ramco Systems software to manage flight and maintenance operations for its fleet of 28 aircraft.

Miami Dade Police AS350 MRO by Vector Aerospace Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America (HS-NA) selected by Miami Dade County to provide dynamic component MRO support for the Miami Dade Police Air Support Unit AS350B3 fleet

San Bernardino County Bell 212 MRO by Vector Aerospace Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America (HS-NA) will provide the San Bernardino County Sheriff Dept with modification, repair and overhaul services for their Bell 212 helicopter

HeliAir / ASU Gets EC135 EASA STC Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) along with Austria based HeliAir obtained EASA STC approval to modify existing aircraft cockpits for night vision compatibility on EC135 series.

Trinidad and Tobago Orders 4 Bell 429 and 1 412EPI The National Operations Centre, Air Division (NOCAD) of Trinidad and Tobago orders four Bell 429s for Airborne Law Enforcement (ALE) and one Bell 412EPI for Search and Rescue (SAR)

Alaska North Slope Borough Signs for S-92 North Slope Borough, America farthest north municipal gov, orders a S-92. NSB encompassing an area of nearly 95,000sm across northern Alaska including eight communities and the Prudhoe Bay oil fields

Life Flight Network Signs for 4 AW119Kx and 5 Trekkers Life Flight Network, the United States’ largest not-for-profit air ambulance provider sign for 4 firm orders and 2 options for AW119Kx and preliminary agreements for up to 5 AW109 Trekkers

Mesa Police Department Orders New MD530F MD Helicopters (MDHI) announced sale of a new MD530F for the Arizona Mesa Police Department Aviation Unit to be delivered in spring 2015 as an addition to their existing fleet of two MD500E.

Servicios Aereos De Los Andes Signed for 3 H125 Servicios Aéreos de los Andes from Peru signed for 3 H125s (1 firm + 2 options) for utility work.

AS350 Lands at Metro Aviation HFTC Helicopters Inc. leased an AS350 to Metro Aviation Helicopter Flight Training Center for customers to complement their training program.

Maverick Helicopters with Las Vegas Motor Speedway Maverick Helicopters has re-signed a multi-year contract with Las Vegas Motor Speedway to manage the heliport transfer guests and celebrities to events.

Four HEMS Bell 206L4 to Air Evac Lifeteam Bell Helicopter announced sale of four Bell 206L-4s to Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH) to be operated by Air Evac Lifeteam for HEMS missions. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2016.

Second S-97 Raider Begins Final Assembly Sikorsky announced the start of final assembly of the second S-97 Raider helicopter at the company’s Development Flight Center.

AAR Orders 2 SAR AW189 for Falkland / Malvinas AAR Airlift Group orders two AW189 helicopters to perform search and rescue in the Falkland/Malvinas Islands to fulfill the UK Ministry of Defence SAR requirement

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