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July 30, 2014 - Gulf Helicopters take delivery of two AW189s - Jul/30/2014, 9:53AM

HeliHub can report that Gulf Helicopters are now flying at least two AW189s, although there has been no confirmation yet from manufacturer AgustaWestland regarding their delivery. Observers have noted...

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STARS welcomes fastest chopper to Saskatchewan fleet - Jul/24/2014, 10:36AM

July 23, 2014 By Thomas Piller
SASKATOON – Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) will soon have a new helicopter saving the lives of injured Saskatchewanians.

The AW139 helicopter was unveiled Tuesday in the new STARS hangar at John G. Diefenbaker International Airport in Saskatoon.

The state-of-the-art air ambulance is the first of its kind in Saskatchewan....

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Airbus Helicopters Gears Up For EC175 Entry Into Service - Jul/23/2014, 1:46PM

July 14, 2014, 7:10 AM

Certification in hand, Airbus Helicopters is endeavoring to ensure a faultless entry into service of its EC175 medium twin, a critical product for the company in the highly competitive offshore oil-and-gas market. The first delivery, to Belgium-based operator NHV, is planned for...

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New generation AgustaWestland AW189 takes to the skies - Jul/23/2014, 12:29PM

2014-07-23 AgustaWestland Press Release:
The first commercial flight of the much anticipated new generation AgustaWestland AW189 helicopter took place on July 21, 2014, as Bristow flew eight passengers out to the Cygnus field in the Southern North Sea (SNS).

The aircraft is the first of two AW189s to be stationed at Bristow's Norwich base and is dedicated to...

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Weststar takes delivery of its first AW189 helicopter - Jul/21/2014, 5:34PM

2014-07-16 - Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Weststar Aviation Services Sdn Bhd (WASSB) of Malaysia has taken delivery of the first of two AW189 super medium helicopters. Weststar will use its AW189s to perform long range offshore transport missions in Malaysia. The official handover ceremony was held today at the Farnborough International Air Show. The customer also...Read More

National Helicopter Services reaches 500 flight hours in S-76D helicopter - Jul/21/2014, 5:26PM

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has announced that National Helicopter Services Ltd. (NHSL) recently reached 500 flight hours in its S-76D helicopter. The announcement was made at the 2014 Farnborough Air Show in Farnborough, United Kingdom. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.

In February 2014, NHSL flew the first-ever...

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Offshore helicopter market expected to surge - Apr/29/2014, 2:42PM

As energy companies search for oil and gas in deeper offshore waters, the demand for offshore helicopter services is quickly shooting up.

Douglas-Westwood, a United Kingdom-based market research firm for the energy industry, found that between 2014 and 2018, oil and gas companies will increase their spending on offshore helicopter services by 57 percent...

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Australian Helicopters awarded Ambulance Victoria contract - Apr/29/2014, 2:40PM

Following a competitive tender process, one of Australia’s leading suppliers of mission-critical helicopter services, Australian Helicopters, has been awarded a 10-year contract with the Victorian Government and Ambulance Victoria.

The agreement will see the supply of new state-of-the-art...

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North American Nickel Inc.: 2014 Planning Underway for Maniitsoq Nickel Sulphide Project; Deep EM, Helicopter, Camp Logistics and Drilling Contracts Tendered - Mar/03/2014, 12:14PM

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - March 3, 2014) - North American Nickel Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NAN)(OTCBB:WSCRF)(CUSIP:65704T 108) (the "Company") is pleased to announce plans are now being implemented to begin its 2014 exploration and drill programs at its 100% owned Maniitsoq nickel-copper-cobalt-PGM project in Southwest Greenland.

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TURBOMECA SIGNS FIRST SBH CONTRACT FOR INDIAN OFFSHORE OPERATION - Feb/12/2014, 9:35AM

During the Singapore Airshow, Turbomeca announced the achievement of a major milestone for both Turbomeca Asia Pacific (Singapore) and Heligo Charters Pvt Mumbai, India Ltd who have signed a new “Support By The Hour” (SBH) contract to cover...

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Weststar starts seven year offshore contract in Thailand - Feb/12/2014, 9:33AM

7 Feb, 14
Weststar Aviation Services Sdn. Bhd., a member of the Weststar Group of Companies, today announced the successful launch of its first regional expansion in Asia after its new Songkhla base in Thailand commenced operations on a seven...

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Modest Growth Forecast for U.S. Civil Helicopter Sector - Feb/04/2014, 1:06PM

While the worldwide deepwater offshore energy boom fuels an increase in civil helicopter sales, that will translate into only modest sales gains within the U.S. market, research consulting firm Frost & Sullivan (F&S) predicts. In a recently released study, F&S predicts U.S. civil helicopter purchases will rise to...

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INAER SPAIN TO PROVIDE OFFSHORE SERVICES TO THE ENAGÁS "GAVIOTA" PLATFORM - Jan/31/2014, 10:32AM

INAER Spain (INAER), a leading provider of aerial emergency services, has been awarded a one-year contract to transport personnel, goods and supplies to the Gaviota underground gas storage platform, operated by Enagás. The company will operate...

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Global Commercial Helicopter Market 2013-2023 – Market Size and Drivers - Jan/23/2014, 1:02PM

This report provides readers with a comprehensive analysis of the Commercial Helicopter market through 2013-2023, including highlights of the demand drivers and growth stimulators for Commercial Helicopter. It also provides an insight on...

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INAER Spain renews Balearic EMS contract with Bell 412 - Jan/22/2014, 10:42PM

22 Jan, 14
INAER Spain (INAER), a leading provider of emergency aerial services and aircraft maintenance has been awarded the air ambulance contract for the Balearic Islands through public tender. The new contract...

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Bristow adds four S92s – two in Australia and two in UK - Jan/15/2014, 9:21AM

15 Jan, 14
Bristow Australia has recently registered two new Sikorsky S92 helicopters on the local VH- aircraft register. VH-ZUO is the 203rd off the production line, while sister aircraft VH-ZUQ is the 205th. Both were officially registered on 23rd December, and are leased from VIH Group - the parent company of Cougar Helicopters in which Bristow have a minority shareholding.

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INAER wins four-year Madrid EMS contract with AW109 and Bell 412 - Jan/14/2014, 9:33AM

The Emergency Medical Service of Madrid, SUMMA 112, has awarded the air ambulance contract for Madrid to INAER Spain (INAER) through a public tender. The company will operate two medical helicopters under a four year contract with an option for a two year extension...

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HNZ prepares for second AW139 in Philippines - Jan/14/2014, 9:29AM

In September 2013, HNZ embarked on a new multi-year contract in the Philippines in support of the Malampaya Deep Water Gas-to-Power Project. A single AW139 helicopter was contracted to Shell Global Solutions International B.V. to provide crew change helicopter services from Manila and Puerto Princesa to Shell’s offshore petroleum platform....

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Era orders four S92s, plus options for another five - Jan/08/2014, 11:16AM

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) (Era) is pleased to announce it has signed a multi-year agreement with Sikorsky Global Helicopters, Inc. for the purchase of four Sikorsky S92 heavy helicopters for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $129 million. The aircraft are scheduled for delivery commencing the first quarter of 2016. Era also has an option to acquire five additional S92 helicopters...Read More

First S-76D delivered – to Bristow Helicopters - Jan/08/2014, 12:30AM

6 Jan, 14

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that it delivered its first fully configured S-76D™ helicopter, the latest in the long and highly successful Sikorsky S-76® commercial aircraft family, to the Bristow Group Inc. in December.

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