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The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) has announced a $250,000 donation by Access Credit Union to STARS, which will be allocated over five-years and directly contribute to providing time, hope and life-saving transport to critically ill and injured patients in Manitoba.
The “Russian Helicopters” holding (part of Rostec State Corporation) and the Russian Ministry of Defense signed a contract on formation of the concept of a high-speed combat helicopter within the framework of the International military-technical forum “Army-2017."
CHC Helicopter has signed an HCare services contract to cover the operator’s H175 helicopter, based in Aberdeen, Scotland. Under this nose to tail contract, Airbus Helicopters is entrusted with providing all spare parts and repairable items for CHC’s H175.
Airbus Helicopters and IAR, Romania’s leading aerospace company, have decided to extend their exclusive cooperation on the H215M multirole helicopter. Under this general agreement IAR will become the prime contractor for the H215M for any future order by the Romanian Ministry of Defense to replace their ageing fleet. Initially signed for 5 years, the agreement has been extended to 15 years, further underlining the commitment of Airbus Helicopters and IAR to jointly contribute to the modernization of the Romanian armed forces fleet of multirole helicopters in the long term.
Bell Helicopter has announced the signing of a purchase agreement with Caverton Helicopters Limited, a subsidiary of Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc, for eight Bell 407GXPs.
As part of our Innovation in Canadian Rotary MRO week, Helicopters presents this special digital edition highlighting news, features and more about innovation and trends in the rotary MRO space. Enjoy!
The Canadian helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) community is on the cutting edge of new, innovative processes, procedures and techniques that continue to provide value and service excellence to operators from coast-to-coast.
Robertson Fuel Systems (RFS), a HEICO Company, and Vector Aerospace have completed a major milestone toward Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification of their Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank (CRFT) for the Airbus AS350 light single helicopter family.
BLR Aerospace has announced that its FastFin Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System has been certified by Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) for installation on Airbus H125 helicopters.
Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited, the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, has announced it has agreed deal terms for the purchase and lease-back of one AW139 helicopter with Helicopteros Nacionales de Colombia, SAS (HELICOL), which is used in support of contracts within the offshore oil and gas sector in Colombia. This is Waypoint’s first lease transaction with HELICOL and first in Colombia.
Helijet International Inc. has announced the appointment of Michael Potter as chief pilot-rotary wing and Phil Sevensma as assistant chief pilot-rotary wing effective Aug. 1. Together, the men have more than 44 years of flying experience, 29 of them with Helijet.
The program development of Marenco Swisshelicopter's Skye SH-09 has hit yet another milestone. On June 28, prototype three (P3) was rolled out.
A group of paramedics and medical professionals in Squamish, B.C., plan to use helicopters to provide urgent care in a new way.
Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its cargo hook kits with Surefire release technology for the Robinson Helicopter R66 aircraft have been STC certified by the FAA.
In its 12 year history, the CHC Safety & Quality Summit has grown to become an industry-leading aviation safety event. This year’s event will take place Sept. 27 through Sept. 29 at the Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel & Convention Center located in Grapevine, Texas, near CHC’s global headquarters.

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