Ian Williamson, Editor

/Ian Williamson, Editor

About Ian Williamson, Editor

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MAGnificent Receives STC Validation in Canada

Mecaer Aviation Group has announced it has successfully validated their luxury interior for the Bell 429 with Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA).

MAG developed and branded the MAGnificent for the Bell 429 under an EASA STC in May of 2015. Since then, MAG has applied for various validations around the globe.  These certifications were initially planned […]

By |September 25th, 2015|Helicopter Maintenance, Industry News|0 Comments

Spirit AeroSystems Completes First Fuselage for Bell V-280 Valor

Spirit AeroSystems Inc, has announced it has completed the first fuselage to Bell Helicopter for the Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) program. The unit was designed and assembled in Spirit’s rapid prototyping facility in Wichita, Kan., in just 22 months. The composite fuselage is being prepped to ship to Bell’s Amarillo, Texas, facility for final […]

By |September 24th, 2015|Industry News|0 Comments

Vector Aerospace hires new regional sales managers for Asia and Europe

Vector Aerospace, a provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has announced it has hired two new regional sales managers to join the Vector rotary-wing sales team to grow business in both Asia and Europe.

Regional Sales Manager, Asia – Lewis Ho was previously a Business Development and Sales Director for UTC Aerospace Systems […]

Airbus Helicopters delivers 15th NH90 NFH to the French Navy

· 1st aircraft to be delivered in final radar configuration (FRC) standard

Airbus Helicopters, the French Defense procurement agency (DGA – Direction générale de l’armement) and the French Navy today marked the handover of the 15th NH90 NFH multimission naval helicopter, the first to be delivered in the final radar configuration (FRC), during a ceremony held […]

By |September 22nd, 2015|Industry News|0 Comments

It’s National Air Ambulance Week!

Did you know that this week is National Air Ambulance Week (NAAW)?

Devon Air Ambulance Trust is a member of the Association of Air Ambulances. NAAW is an initiative created by the Association and its members which celebrates the work of local Air Ambulances, giving them a national voice and an opportunity to promote the work […]

By |September 21st, 2015|Air Ambulance, Industry News|0 Comments

Vector Aerospace Celebrates Third Anniversary of Australian MRO Facility

Vector Aerospace, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is celebrating the third anniversary of supporting operators in the Asia-Pacific region from its engine MRO facility in Brisbane, Australia.

“Our Brisbane facility has evolved tremendously in the past three years, enjoying unprecedented market share growth,” says Jeff Poirier, President of Vector’s […]

By |September 18th, 2015|Helicopter Maintenance, Industry News|0 Comments

Monacair acquires six H130s to operate scheduled flights between Monaco and Nice Airport

Deliveries will take place from December 2015 to May 2016
First commercial flight planned for January 2016

Monacair signed today an order for six H130s to set up an improved service of regular scheduled flights linking Monaco Heliport to Nice International Airport. The first commercial flight is planned for January 2016 with a flight every 15 […]

By |September 18th, 2015|Industry News|0 Comments

Guangzhou Police acquires one Airbus Helicopters H145

This will be China’s first H145, to be delivered at the end of 2016
The H145 is Guangzhou Police’s first law enforcement helicopter

Guangzhou Police and Airbus helicopters have signed an agreement today for an order of one H145 light helicopter for law enforcement duties, to be delivered at the end of 2016.

“Helicopters are a great […]

By |September 18th, 2015|Industry News|0 Comments

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X unveiled in Poland

Bell Helicopter in collaberation with JB Investments, last week introduced for the first time in Poland, the new multi mission Bell 505 Jet Ranger X™ aircraft mockup at the XXIII MSPO International Defense Industry Exhibition in Warsaw. A reception was held at JB Investments’ private airbase near Warsaw to present the aircraft to clients and […]

By |September 17th, 2015|Industry News|0 Comments

The Argentine Coast Guard receives its first H225 helicopter

• The Argentine Coast Guard is renewing its fleet with new-generation helicopters.
• The new rotorcraft will be used for rescue operations on the high seas.

During a ceremony presided by the Prefecto Nacional Naval Luis Alberto Heiler, Airbus Helicopters officially handed over an H225 helicopter to the Argentine Coast Guard.

This new helicopter, which will be based […]

By |September 17th, 2015|Industry News|0 Comments