It has been sixteen years since Metro Aviation first completed the EC135 P1 known as First Flight. Since then, Metro has operated and maintained the aircraft for Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Florida, ensuring it is always in top shape no matter its age. ...Read more
Six pilots and 10 maintenance technicians from the Royal Thai Army have successfully completed training to fly and maintain the UH-72A Lakota, the initial group of Thai pilots and aircraft maintenance technicians that will be trained to operate Lakotas for Thailand. ...Read more
Robinson Helicopter Company’s float option for its 5-place R66 was FAA approved on November 15, 2014. Designated the R66 Turbine Marine, the R66 pop-out float option is similar to the R44 Clipper pop-out float option (in fact, the same float tubes are used) and like the Clipper, the R66 Turbine Marine offers an additional level of safety for over-water operations. ...Read more
Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is pleased to announce that the newest member of its family, the TH180, successfully completed ground run and first flight on February 6, 2015 at its facilities in Menominee, Michigan. “This is a milestone achievement for Enstrom and we look forward to continuing our flight test program as move toward the certification program” said Tracy Biegler, Enstrom President & CEO. ...Read more
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today an agreement for the sale of 200 Bell 407GXPsconfigured for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) to Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq: AIRM), the largest provider of air medical transport services in the world. This order marks one of the largest commercial sales in Bell Helicopter’s history and one of the largest orders in the industry’s history. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2016 with a 10 year contract. ...Read more
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”) has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to acquire 20 Bell 525 Relentless helicopters with options for additional aircraft. Waypoint plans to provide the Bell 525 Relentless to operators servicing a wide range of missions, including oil and gas, emergency medical service, search and rescue, firefighting and governmental support. Waypoint’s existing fleet Heli-Expo (HAI)in Orlando, Florida to commemorate the agreement. ...Read more
Australian Helicopters, a Babcock International Group company, and a leading company in the Australian
aviation emergency service industry has announced an investment in six new AW139s.
Australian Helicopters will purchase the six new helicopters over the next 12 months to support its contract with Ambulance Victoria. Managing Director John Boag, says the investment is the one of the largest they’ve made in equipment to date, with the AW139 an excellent aircraft for primary and secondary emergency medical service (EMS) applications.“The Ambulance Victoria tender Australian Helicopters won last year requires six brand new AW139 helicopters to support the 10 year contract which commences in 2016,” Mr Boag says.
“We pride ourselves on delivering the highest standard of service and place safety and quality as our highest priorities for our clients. “Our first aircraft has arrived in Australia and will be on display at Avalon Airshow next week before completing its EMS configuration and commencing operations later in the year.”