Monthly Archives: June 2017


Kaman Extends Production of Commercial K-MAX® Helicopter

Kaman Corporation has announced today that its Aerosystems
division will continue production of the commercial K-MAX®
heavy-lift utility helicopter. The company resumed K-MAX®
production in 2015 after a more than decade long hiatus with an initial
commitment to build at least ten new aircraft.

“Continued demand and interest in the capabilities of the K-MAX®
have provided us the confidence to extend […]

Enstrom’s TH180 moves forward towards FAA certification

Enstrom’s TH180 helicopter program is moving forward towards certification. The TH180 is Enstrom’s latest foray in the ab-initio flight training, personal flying, and light commercial market. Designed to be simple and low cost, the TH180 will boast a number of traditional and beloved Enstrom features such as a high inertia fully articulated rotor head, unblocked […]

The first fleet of H135s for French emergency medical services is now fully operational

Third H135 delivered to EMS operator SAF Group earlier this year

Airbus Helicopters has completed deliveries of three H135s, the latest version of its family, for emergency medical services (EMS) operations by SAF Group. The first aircraft is in service in Toulouse while the second and third helicopters are destined to perform EMS missions in […]

The Brazilian Armed Forces take delivery of two H225Ms

In the last few weeks Helibras has delivered two H225Ms to the Brazilian Armed Forces.
Two additional ones will be delivered this year

In the last few weeks Helibras has delivered two H225Ms to the Brazilian Armed Forces.

The first one –destined to the Army- has been delivered in the full operational configuration, including specially designed mission […]

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Airbus Helicopters breaks ground on first helicopter assembly line in China

H135 final assembly line: a significant step in the company’s internationalisation and partnership with China

Qingdao, China, Airbus Helicopters is moving forward with the expansion of its global footprint and its strategic partnership with China, as construction is now underway for its H135 Final Assembly Line (FAL) – the first of its kind not only for […]

The Air Ambulance Conference 2017

The Air Ambulance Conference 2017 will again see the three colleges of charity, operational and clinical speakers join the stage together to deliver on contemporary topics within the air ambulance and ambulance service sectors. Accompanied by a separate exhibition room, delegates will have the opportunity to network, learn, educate and build relationships with all connected […]

Threefold increase of laser attacks on HEMS aircraft

Following local reports of laser attacks on Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) aircraft in November 2016, the Association of Air Ambulances has conducted a survey with its air operator membership and found that the reported number of three incidents in 2015 has increased to 10 during 2016.

These incidents are potentially extremely dangerous, distracting pilots and […]

HeliKorea orders three GrandNew helicopters for EMS

*The GrandNew helicopters add to the two AW169s already in service by HeliKorea
*Entirety of EMS fleet in South Korea consists of Leonardo helicopters
*More than 50 Leonardo helicopters are on order by Korean customers

The GrandNew light twin helicopter expands in the Republic of Korea with the order of three units by HeliKorea for Emergency Medical […]

Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company, Recognises Top Suppliers

Receiving Sikorsky Program Supplier of the Year awards were:

Black Hawk Program: TFAB Manufacturing, LLC Madison, AL, a subsidiary of Tyonek Manufacturing Group, Inc., a native Alaskan corporation. TFAB provides cockpit relay panels and board assemblies.

Combat Rescue Helicopter Program: MACRO-Industries, Inc. Huntsville, AL for helping to create the new armor floor system while meeting the system […]

Beijing Jinyu General Aviation takes Delivery of Bell 429

The customer’s Bell 429 is outfitted for multi-mission capabilities including Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS). Beijing Jinyu accepted the delivery at Bell Helicopter’s facility in Mirabel, Canada.

“The Bell 429 is quickly becoming the aircraft of choice in China for mission critical flight operations, including HEMS,” said Jose Jacinto Monge, managing director, China. “The Bell 429 […]