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HAI joins call for “essential” US Aircraft Registry to reopen

HAI joins call for “essential” US Aircraft Registry to reopen

🕔12:37, 22.Jan 2018

The Helicopter Association International has written to the US government, calling for the United States Aircraft Registry to be immediately reopened so it can carry out essential tasks. The Registry has been closed as part of the current US government

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Milestone leases eight AW139s to China EMS operator

Milestone leases eight AW139s to China EMS operator

🕔12:36, 22.Jan 2018

Milestone Aviation has signed a deal with Chinese EMS operator Kingwing. The lessor has leased eight AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters to Shanghai Kingwing Aviation. The AW139s will fly on emergency medical services (EMS) operations, joining Kingwing’s existing fleet of 32 helicopters.

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Bell 525 crash caused by severe vibrations

Bell 525 crash caused by severe vibrations

🕔12:36, 22.Jan 2018

The National Transport Safety Board (NTSB) has attributed last year’s Bell 525 Relentless test flight crash to “severe vibrations”. The helicopter’s airframe started vibrating severely soon after take-off, slowing the rotation speed of the main rotor. The two pilots attempts

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Heli Union leases a Leonardo AW139

Heli Union leases a Leonardo AW139

🕔13:03, 19.Jan 2018

Heli Union has leased a Leonardo AW139 helicopter to support its offshore helicopter operations in Gabon. The leased helicopter will operate on a new contract in Gabon, for offshore passenger crew change from Port Gentil Airport to the designated offshore

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British investor and Zimbabwean opposition leader die in Huey UH-1 crash

British investor and Zimbabwean opposition leader die in Huey UH-1 crash

🕔13:00, 19.Jan 2018

Picture taken from video footage of the crash, courtesy of KOAT TV news. British-born investor and world speed record holder Charles Burnett III’s helicopter crashed in the New Mexico mountains yesterday, killing all but one of the passengers. The Zimbabwean

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Life Link III launches app

Life Link III launches app

🕔12:54, 19.Jan 2018

Minneapolis air ambulance operator Life Link III’s services can now be requested and tracked at a touch of a button through its new mobile app OneLink. The app will allow a direct connection between a mobile, tablet or desktop to

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Babcock launches first nordic EMS AW169

Babcock launches first nordic EMS AW169

🕔12:45, 18.Jan 2018

Babcock subsidiary Scandinavian Air Ambulance is operating the first EMS-configured AgustaWestland AW169 in the Nordic region. It is flying the helicopter on behalf of Swedish hospital Region Jämtland Härjedalen. The new helicopter’s first mission was a four-hour round transfer of a patient

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Falcon and Leonardo sign three AW169 order with KOC

Falcon and Leonardo sign three AW169 order with KOC

🕔13:01, 17.Jan 2018

Falcon Aviation and Leonardo will place three new Leonardo AW169 helicopters on oil and gas operations with the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC). The five-year contract, signed at the Dubai Airshow last November, will see the first two helicopters delivered in

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Airspace X reveals Vtol at NAIAS

Airspace X reveals Vtol at NAIAS

🕔13:00, 17.Jan 2018

Detroit Aircraft Corp subsidiary Airspace X has unveiled a new Vtol concept at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). A small-scale model of the new MOBi-ONE Vtol was presented on the show floor. Early specifications show a max speed

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Protective Packaging Corporation: Steve Hanna interview

Protective Packaging Corporation: Steve Hanna interview

🕔13:05, 16.Jan 2018

Protective Packaging has been a unique success story in the market. It runs a niche business over a vast number of markets to protect assets and equipment when they are in storage. Packaging everything from computer components to F45 jets,

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