Medical Air Rescue Company (MARC), which serves communities in South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska and Texas, US, has agreed to purchase a new H130 helicopter.

A firefighting helicopter pilot died following a crash whilst providing aerial support for firefighting efforts in Vermaakliheid, South Africa.

AMS Heli Design has unveiled a new concept for its Neonatal Transport Deck.

Astronics Corporation and Sikorsky have collaborated on the installation of the Max-Viz 2300 Enhanced Vision System (EVS) on the Sikorsky S-76D helicopter.

Finnish air ambulance company Coptersafety has announced that it will be launching a new two-day training course to help helicopter operators meet new European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations.

Sikorsky-owned LifePort, a US-based aviation equipment manufacturer, has announced a new upgrade to its AeroSled TS product.

Quebec, Canada-based air medical provider Airmedic has announced that it has committed to purchasing three Airbus EC145e aircraft from Louisiana, US-based Metro Aviation.

CHC Helicopter has opened its new SAR base at Dublin Airport, Ireland, which will help to support the Coast Guard.

The Portuguese Ministry of Defence has ordered five new helicopters for its Air Force from helicopter manufacturer Leonardo, in a deal worth in excess of €20 million.


The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) announced at Helitech International that it is looking to improve helicopter safety by 50 per cent in the next 10 years.

Helicopter services provider Ultimate Heli has announced that it has deployed two Bell 412EP helicopters to South Sudan in order to aid humanitarian efforts being carried out in the country.

Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH) has announced that it has sent crews to assist with the response to Hurricane Michael.

Norway-based helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul provider Heli-One has been contracted by Knut Axel Ugland Holding (KAUH) to fit two of its Airbus H225s for SAR.

Bell Helicopter has announced the launch of Bell 505 Certified Training Facilities (CTF), through which it hopes to expand its global training capabilities.

GKN Aerospace has announced that it has officially opened its new repair and research facility in Johor, Malaysia.

SAF Group, a French civil operator, has expanded its fleet with an order for six new Airbus helicopters.

A UK Coastguard search and rescue helicopter crew from Lee-on-Solent has won the Goodrich Hoist Award at Helitech International 2018.


Safran Helicopters, an aircraft maintenance group, has announced that its Support-By-The-Hour (SBH) service range now offers new packages to provide coverage for more customers.

Helicopter manufacturer Leonardo is looking to expand its maintenance and repair services further into Europe with two new agreements with regional partners.

A Nepal helicopter rescue team was recently tasked with rescuing the bodies of nine hikers who lost their lives trying to scale Mount Gurja.