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Leonardo introduces the AW189K helicopter at Helitech 2017 - Oct/05/2017, 7:58AM

4 Oct, 17, Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced today a further step to expand the range of capabilities available to the market with the introduction of the AgustaWestland AW189K helicopter. Under this designation, the successful super medium category type will feature the new generation 2,500 shp class Aneto-1K engine, unveiled by Safran Helicopter Engines at Helitech in London today....Read More

RotorLink receives NQA global assurance certificate of registration - Oct/02/2017, 9:32AM

Posted on September 29, 2017; RotorLink Press Release

RotorLink Technical Services Inc., a company based in Delta, British Columbia, announced its quality management system has been certified by National Quality Assurance (NQA) for AS9100:2016 and ISO 9001:2015...

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Helitech 2017: Bristow’s backbone in Europe - Sep/27/2017, 12:34AM

26th September 2017 - 12:09 GMT | by Helen Haxell in London

While the Bristow Group is enjoying revenue growth through contract renewals, the company’s president and CEO is not complacent and sees new opportunities in the European market.

Bristow Norway announced on 18 September that it had secured a multi-year contract to provide helicopter offshore crew change and SAR services...Read More

Bell to deliver B505s to Eagle Copters - Sep/21/2017, 12:36PM

21 Sep, 17, Source: Bell Helicopter

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the delivery of two Bell 505 Jet Ranger Xs to Eagle Copters South America headquartered in Santiago. The aircraft will be used for corporate transportation...

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Bristow Norway wins five year contracts for two S92s - Sep/21/2017, 12:33PM

21 Sep, 17, Source: Bristow Group

Bristow Norway today announced that it has secured a multi-year contract to provide helicopter offshore crew change and search and rescue (SAR) services to support Eni Norge and Statoil in the Barents Sea. The five-year deal, which is a renewal of an existing contract, includes options to extend by three years, and will commence September 1, 2018.

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Sikorsky complete first year of S92 spares centre in Norway - Sep/20/2017, 10:26AM

20 Sep, 17, Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, is celebrating the first year of operations for its Stavanger, Norway-based Forward Stocking Location (FSL). The Stavanger FSL supports the largest S-92 helicopter operating region in the world and provides quick access to materials and parts.

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Bristow wins contract for two S-92s to support Statoil and Eni in Barents Sea - Sep/18/2017, 9:29AM

September 18, 2017; Statoil Press Release
Together, Statoil and Eni have awarded Bristow the contract for one search-and-rescue (SAR) helicopter, and one transport helicopter, which can be converted to a SAR helicopter when needed. Both are Sikorsky S-92 helicopters.

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CHI provides update on Harvey relief efforts - Sep/06/2017, 11:04PM

Posted on August 30, 2017; CHI Aviation Press Release
According to director of business development Patrick Pilolla, CHI is staging a Sikorsky S-61N out of Sugar Land, Texas, about 20 miles southwest of downtown Houston. CHI is working for Air Methods Corp. to supplement that company’s aircraft with a heavy helicopter operating under Federal Aviation Regulations parts 135, 133 and 91....Read More

Héli-Union obtains EASA certification of LPV capability on AS332 L1 - Sep/02/2017, 3:25PM

Posted on August 24, 2017; Héli-Union Press Release

Héli-Union has successfully obtained the first European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification of a localizer performance with vertical guidance (LPV) capability on Airbus Helicopters AS332 L1 aircraft, with both digital and analogic systems. Normally, an LPV capability on AS332 L1 utilizes either digital or analogic system....Read More

Caverton Helicopters buys eight Bell 407GXPs - Sep/02/2017, 3:23PM

23 Aug, 17, Source: Bell Helicopter

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the signature of a purchase agreement with Caverton Helicopters Limited, a subsidiary of Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc, for eight Bell 407GXPs. The Group operates in the marine and aviation logistics sectors for the oil and gas industry and employs over 700 employees in Nigeria...Read More

JSSI Enrolls Sikorsky S92 onto Tip-to-Tail Program - Sep/02/2017, 3:22PM

22 Aug, 17, Source: JSSI

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading independent provider of maintenance programs to the business aviation industry, has enrolled a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter on a JSSI program in advance of this year’s Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE). The aircraft will be covered by JSSI’s exclusive Tip-to-Tail® Program, the only...Read More

Heli Holland expand offshore fleet with two H155s and an H175 - Sep/02/2017, 3:20PM

16 Aug, 17, Source:

Heli Holland have announced on their Facebook page the acquisition of three helicopters to increase their offshore work. They have acquired two EC155s previously operated by CHC, registered PH-EUB and PH-SHO, and the sole EC175 operated by Mexican operator Pegaso. The 155s are already carrying Heli Holland Offshore titles, and one is currently not...Read More

Waypoint agrees to purchase and lease-back one AW139 to HELICOL - Aug/16/2017, 1:26PM

Posted on August 15, 2017; Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited Press Release
Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (Waypoint), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced that it has agreed deal terms for the purchase and lease-back of one AW139 helicopter with Helicopteros Nacionales de Colombia, SAS (HELICOL)...

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Era and Bristow to keep H225 fleets on the ground - Aug/11/2017, 9:28AM

Posted on August 11, 2017 by Ben Forrest
Two major operators in the offshore oil-and-gas transport sector have said their H225 fleets are to remain grounded in the near term, despite the recent directives issued by the U.K. and Norway civil aviation authorities (CAAs) that allow the aircraft to return to service in those countries.

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Helivia Celebrates 30th Anniversary - Aug/10/2017, 2:59PM

10 Aug, 17, Source: Greenwich AeroGroup

Helivia Aero Taxi, S.A., a Greenwich AeroGroup company, was founded in 1987 and pioneered onshore helicopter services in the Amazon. This month, it celebrates 30 years of providing service to offshore and onshore clients in the oil and gas industry.

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Bristow adds offshore AW189 in UK – impacts SAR fleet too - Aug/10/2017, 11:11AM

4 Aug, 17, Source:

Today, Bristow Helicopters is taking delivery of another AW189 from the Leonardo factory in Italy – serial 89002 and registered G-OENC. This will join the first two Bristow offshore AW189s G-OENA and G-OENB in the near future. The crew made a lunch stop at Clermont-Ferrand in France en route to the UK.

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Caverton Helicopters completes payment of $55m AW139 Loan from Shell - Aug/08/2017, 4:29PM

1 Aug, 17, Source:

Caverton Helicopters has officially paid off their loan of $55 million from Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC). The loan was in order for Caverton to purchase three AW139 helicopters.

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GHS adds H225 to fleet - Jul/23/2017, 11:13AM

July 20, 2017; Global Helicopter Service GmbH Press Release
Global Helicopter Service GmbH (GHS) has announced its latest fleet addition, with the delivery of a brand-new, mission-ready Airbus Helicopters H225. The H225 helicopter has already demonstrated its exceptional potential and superior performance during an interesting ferry and demonstration flight through Europe.

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AW189 to support oil-and-gas operations in Russia - Jul/23/2017, 11:11AM

July 19, 2017; Leonardo Press Release
Leonardo announced that an AW189 super medium helicopter will be operated by Aviashelf to perform transport operations from Sakhalin Island in Russia, supporting the oil-and-gas industry. The aircraft will be supplied together with a support and training package. The delivery is expected in summer 2018.

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Leonardo Helicopters cuts fuel-burn figure for AW189 - Jul/14/2017, 5:11PM

13 July, 2017 SOURCE: BY: Dominic Perry Milan

Leonardo Helicopters will shortly revise downwards the official fuel consumption figure of its AgustaWestland AW189 super-medium-twin.

Based on operational feedback and information collated via flight-recorder and helicopter usage monitoring system data, the new figure will show an improvement of between 4-7%,...Read More