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Entries for October 2013

American Eurocopter Awards Honor Leaders  in Air Medical Safety

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – It was a night to recognize the “best of the best” in air medical safety Monday at the Air Medical Transport Conference Annual Community Awards, part of the annual AMTC event held this year in Virginia Beach, Va.
More than a dozen awards were presented, including the Jim Charlson Aviation Safety Award and Program of the Year, both sponsored by American Eurocopter. 

From Financial Times
Dan Rosenthal, president of Milestone Aviation, a helicopter leasing company, says demand for such long-range, heavy-duty helicopters continues to grow. ???As the platforms move further and further offshore, you can see the demand line for helicopters  ...
New helicopter engine undergoes testing
From UPI.com
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A 3,000 horsepower turboshaft engine, designed for use primarily on UH-60 and Apache-64 military helicopters, has successfully completed endurance testing. Advanced Turbine Engine Company, a joint venture of Honeywell  ...
Bell Helicopter Showcases Helicopter Air Ambulance Aircraft at AMTC 2013

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), will highlight two of its most popular aircraft in the Helicopter Air Ambulance (HAA) segment, the Bell 429 and Bell 407GX, on static display at the 2013 Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC). Hosted by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), AMTC will take place this year in Virginia Beach, Virginia, October 21 to 23. 

Russian Helicopters and Aircraft Repair Plant No. 405 to hold regional forum on joint Russian-Kazakh helicopter projects

Almaty, Kazakhstan - Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, and Aircraft Repair Plant No. 405, with support from the Akimat of Almaty, will host the Russian-Kazakh Helicopter Projects regional forum on 23 October at the Dostyk hotel in Almaty.

“Kazakhstan is one of the fastest-growing markets where helicopters are in high demand,” said Mikhail Dubrovin, marketing director at Russian Helicopters. “Russian-build helicopters have operated successfully in the country for many years and fly a wide range of missions. We are offering our Kazakh partners the latest models and take care to provide high-quality service for the helicopters we supply, continually improving and upgrading our service programmes.”


Cary, NC – LORD Corporation – a global leader in the management of vibration, motion and noise control – has been selected to be a member of the U.S. Army Aviation Development Directorate (ADD) – Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD) and Sikorsky Innovations team to demonstrate zero-vibration technology on the U.S. Army’s UH-60 BLACK HAWK helicopter.

Sikorsky and ADD-AATD entered into an agreement to enhance survivability and durability of the BLACK HAWK fleet as part of the Combat Tempered Platform Demonstration (CTPD). This project advances and integrates key technologies including a zero-vibration system, adaptive flight control laws, advanced fire management, durable main rotor, full-spectrum crashworthiness, and a damage tolerant airframe. The goal is to demonstrate an operationally durable and total survivable platform solution that could be applied to UH-60 upgrades and Future Vertical Lift (FVL).

Bell Helicopter and HALO-Flight Sign Deal for Bell 429 at AMTC 2013

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today at the 2013 Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) that HALO-Flight, Inc., a non-profit air and ground ambulance service, will be adding a Bell 429 to their fleet for air ambulance operations.

“Serving an area of 28,000 square miles and a population of more than one million people requires both talented people and safe, reliable transportation. We selected the Bell 429 for its modern design, cost effectiveness and single pilot IFR capability, which gives us peace of mind when our patients are counting on us,” said Tom Klassen, executive director at HALO-Flight.

NBAA – EcoServices and Vector-Hawk Aerospace are pleased to sign a teaming agreement for the launch of a new version of the EcoPower® engine cleansing system. This new engine cleansing system is specially developed for all international and domestic customers of commercial and military PT6 turboprop engine-powered aircraft.
This teaming agreement culminates 12 months of joint development and testing resulting in a customized version of the EcoPower® system.  The new product is an extension of the patented EcoPower® large cleansing system, which was hailed as the 2012 Eco-Technology product of the Year at the Air Transport Eco-Aviation awards event. Today, there are more than 30,000 PT6 engines in the world, which represents a market of considerable potential.

Boston MedFlight orders second EC145 for fleet replacement

VIRGINIA BEACH– American Eurocopter announced that Boston MedFlight has placed its second order this year for an EC145 helicopter for Air Medical Transport missions as part of an ongoing fleet replacement plan.
The order, which comes just weeks after Boston MedFlight took delivery of its first EC145, is an example of American Eurocopter’s continuing leadership in sales of new helicopters for Air Medical Transport and Emergency Medical Service missions. Three out of every four new helicopters put into air medical service in the last decade have been delivered by American Eurocopter.

True Blue Power® to Host Lithium Batteries 101 Education Series

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — True Blue Power®, a leading provider of lithium-ion power solutions for business and general aviation, will host a series of educational seminars to discuss the safety and utilization of lithium-ion battery technology in aviation. A total of thirteen Lithium Batteries 101 sessions are planned, beginning at the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) U.S. Central Regional Meeting in Kansas City, Mo., November 6 – 8, 2013. Twelve presentations are planned during 2014, including four international events.

Steady Growth for Metro Aviation

Shreveport, Louisiana -- One year after celebrating their 30th anniversary at the 2012 Air Medical Transport Conference, Metro Aviation continues to see growth in its Operations Division.  This year, Metro entered into agreements with four new programs.  Quotas have never been a priority for Metro Aviation and it's their reputation of putting the customer first that draws many people to the company in the first place.

Universal Avionics Presents New App for FMS Trainer at NBAA 2013

TUCSON, AZ – Universal Avionics is set to present the company’s new Control Display Unit (CDU) emulator iPad application (app) for the Flight Management System (FMS) Trainer software at the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA) Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 22-24. The company invites customers in attendance to stop by its Booth N6108 for an exclusive pre-release opportunity to evaluate the app.

Latitude Supplying Viking Series 400 Twin Otters with FDM and Satcom Systems

Victoria, BC Canada — Latitude Technologies, the premier global supplier of flight data management, flight following, and Satcom solutions for regional fleet operators, has announced that Latitude’s IONode ION4 lightweight flight data recorder and the SkyNode S200 voice and data transceiver have been selected by Viking Air Limited for OEM installation on Viking’s Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft.  The first IONode ION4 and SkyNode S200 installations by Viking have already been completed and Latitude’s equipment is now in service in Southeast Asia, Africa, and North America.

Branding Iron Completes Spectrum Aeromed Website for NBAA and AMTC Coordinates Two Shows Across the Country

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. -  Branding Iron Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations announced today from ATMC that they successfully completed website launch for Spectrum Aeromed this week.
"Each of our customers are leaders in their industry," said Co-Founder of Branding Iron Scott Emerine.  "Spectrum Aeromed produces medical interiors for fixed wing and helicopters around the world. We are honored to have launched their websites prior to some of the largest shows in the aviation industry."

Skyplan Showcases New Website at NBAA Booth C10021

CALGARY, AB - Skyplan Services Limited, announced at the NBAA annual convention in Las Vegas the soft launch of their new corporate website.  The new website design allows customers quicker access to their most frequently used products and services.

“The new website provides a crisp, clear delivery platform for Skyplan’s products and services,” added Executive Vice President Jim Ives. “ Skyplan’s current and prospective customers will now be able to take advantage of the adaptive display technology built into the new site, allowing for the use of all mobile and tablet devices.”

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