New This Week


AVweb‘ssearch of aviation news around the world found announcements from Airbus Helicopters, Med-Trans Corp., Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame and EDM. The light-twin Airbus helicopter H135 received the type certificate by the European Aviation Safety Agency for its new Helionix cockpit. The avionics system designed by Airbus Helicopters offers operators increased mission flexibility and safety. Northwest Texas Healthcare System and Med-Trans Corporation have expanded their LIFESTAR partnership with the addition of a state-of-the-art, pressurized turbopropKing Air E-90.The twin-engine aircraft, which operates with critical care flight nurses and paramedics from the Amarillo-based healthcare system and flight crews from Med-Trans, is based at Rick Husband Amarillo National Airport.

Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame will induct four new members, and recognize a Belt of Orion recipient, at its 44th annual gala dinner and ceremony, to be held Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Vancouver International Airport. The new members are James Erroll Boyd, Robert John Deluce, Daniel A Sitnam, Rogers Eben Smith and the Royal Canadian Air Force “Golden Hawks” aerobatic team, winner of the Belt of Orion Award for Excellence.EDM, a leading global provider of training simulators to the civil aviation and defense sectors, announced that it will be testing pilot skills with its Mach Loop Challenge at I/ITSEC 2016.During the five-day modeling, simulation and training show later this month, EDM will demonstrate its high-fidelity G-Seat, which will be integrated with a high-definition visual system featuring The Mach Loop.