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Heli-One Norway Adds Airbus AS350 Blade Repair Capability

Heli-One Norway Adds Airbus AS350 Blade Repair Capability

Stavanger, Norway – Heli-One Norway, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has added Airbus AS350 blades to their repair and overhaul capabilities. This repair capability gives AS350 operators in the UK and Norway another blade repair option in a fully licensed and OEM-approved facility with short delivery times. Heli-One Norway… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 05-Oct-17

Bristow teams with Blade to provide cabin class service

Bristow teams with Blade to provide cabin class service

Bristow U.S. LLC (“Bristow”) today announced an alliance with Fly Blade, Inc. (“Blade”) within the greater New York area. Under the agreement, Bristow is providing the aircraft, crew and maintenance for Blade’s new cabin service, with Blade providing the ground support, passenger booking, on-the-ground experience and marketing. “Bristow remains a proven leader for aviation services… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 28-Jun-17

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Delta partners with Blade for Manhattan-JFK transfers

Delta partners with Blade for Manhattan-JFK transfers

The fastest way to travel between Manhattan and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport just became even easier for Delta (NYSE: DAL) customers. Delta will enable a fully integrated, streamlined airport transfer experience through an exclusive partnership with BLADE, a digitally powered aviation company that arranges on-demand helicopter service between its Manhattan heliport lounges and… Read more »

Source: Delta Air Lines, 27-Apr-17

Helicopter blades market forecast launched

Helicopter blades market forecast launched

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Global Helicopter Blades Market 2016-2020” report to their offering. The global helicopter blades market to grow at a CAGR of 5% during the period 2016-2020. Global Helicopter Blades Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report… Read more »

Source: Research and Markets, 09-Jan-17

Success for Blade

Success for Blade

Blade is a helicopter start-up that caters to the elite of the Hamptons. With prices ranging from $494 to $695 for a flight to the Hamptons from Manhattan, or $2, 200 for a one-way flight on their private jet to Miami, they certainly can. Rob Wiesenthal, the CEO and co-founder, works tirelessly to ensure their… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Nov-16

Blade completes financing round and appoints new Chairman

Blade completes financing round and appoints new Chairman

FLYBLADE, INC. (“BLADE”), the digitally powered short-distance aviation company, has completed its Series A Financing. Lead investors are Raine Ventures, the venture fund managed by the Raine Group, and David Zaslav, personally (CEO of Discovery Communications, Inc). Other investments held by The Raine Group include VICE Media, Margaritaville, Inc, and Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s… Read more »

Source: Blade, 22-Jul-16

Uber-for-helicopters startup Blade expands into jets

Uber-for-helicopters startup Blade expands into jets

Flyblade, Inc. (“BLADE”), the fast growing, digitally-powered aviation company, announced today the launch of BLADEone, a weekly, by-the-seat jet service between Manhattan, Miami, and Palm Beach. The launch of BLADEone marks a natural evolution for the company’s high touchpoint and successful short distance aviation platform for consumers. It is BLADE’s first expansion into jet aviation… Read more »

Source: Flyblade, Inc., 26-Nov-15

Blade helped New Yorkers avoid Pope

Blade helped New Yorkers avoid Pope

Blade, an Uber-for-helicopters startup, has a solution to the anticipated traffic congestion in New York City this weekend when the Pope visits the city. See Full Story

Source: Business Insider, 28-Sep-15

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Warner Music COO leaves to run Blade – the Uber for helicopters

Warner Music COO leaves to run Blade – the Uber for helicopters

Robert Wiesenthal, the chief operating officer of the Warner Music Group and a longtime entertainment industry executive, is planning to resign to lead a start-up company that promises to be the Uber of helicopters. See Full Story

Source: The New York Times, 18-Jun-15

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Uber-for-helicopters startup Blade now valued at $25 million

Uber-for-helicopters startup Blade now valued at $25 million

Getting a helicopter can be a pain. You call an operator, get the tail number, then have to email or call the operator back and forth until you get ushered on your flight. Often, you’d be better off driving. And chopper services certainly don’t work like Uber, picking you up at convenient locations whenever you… Read more »

Source: Business Insider, 21-May-15

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BLADE Announces Expanded Bounce Service to New York City Area Airports

BLADE Announces Expanded Bounce Service to New York City Area Airports

BLADE, the digitally driven aviation company that successfully brought crowdsourced helicopter flights to three Hamptons destinations, and on-demand helicopter charters between Manhattan and Teterboro (Bounce), has just announced an additional BLADE Bounce route which will operate between Manhattan and JFK Airport. This additional Bounce route allows fliers requiring transportation between Manhattan and JFK Airport to… Read more »

Source: BLADE, 19-Dec-14

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Blade – The iPhone app offering crowdsourced helicopter flights

Blade – The iPhone app offering crowdsourced helicopter flights

A new app aims to provide a helicopter lift from Manhattan to the Hamptons for less by helping travelers “crowdsource” their own flights.  See full story

Source: NY Post, 21-May-14

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