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American Express Gifting Members with BLADE gift cards

American Express Gifting Members with BLADE gift cards

American Express has been giving out gifts to select cardholders of The Platinum Card. Gifts have ranged from Amazon Echos to gift cards from Tiffany & Co, with the latest gift being gift cards for BLADE helicopter rides. The gift cards are up to $295, and at $195 a ride, they will have enough for… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Jun-19

BLADE’s New Helicopter Service Expands

BLADE’s New Helicopter Service Expands

Just one month after launching continuous helicopter flights between Manhattan and John F. Kennedy Airport (“JFK”), BLADE Urban Air Mobility, Inc. (“BLADE”) has expanded its service to include LaGuardia Airport (“LaGuardia”) and Newark Liberty International Airport (“Newark”). BLADE’s service is the largest Urban Air Mobility (“UAM”) initiative in the United States and will further advance… Read more »

Source: BLADE, 14-May-19

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Blade expanding to San Francisco

Blade expanding to San Francisco

Blade has recently extended their range of service to a special 200 people in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. These lucky few are able to book helicopters, seaplanes as well as private jets through their mobile app. They are trying to target travellers who would normally sit in traffic in major cities, reports Tech Crunch.

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Mar-19

BLADE Launches Helicopter Flights to and From JFK All Day Long

BLADE Launches Helicopter Flights to and From JFK All Day Long

In its largest service expansion to date, BLADE Urban Air Mobility, Inc. (“BLADE”) has launched continuous helicopter flights between Manhattan and John F. Kennedy Airport (“JFK”) every weekday from 7:00am to 7:00pm. The shared flight service will be the largest Urban Air Mobility (“UAM”) initiative in the United States and will advance BLADE’s mission of… Read more »

Source: BLADE, 28-Mar-19

American Airlines partners with Blade at JFK and LAX

American Airlines partners with Blade at JFK and LAX

American Airlines is expanding its exclusive Five Star Service options for its top customers traveling through Los Angeles (LAX) and New York (JFK). The new additions offer off-terminal entrance and private screening service with The Private Suite in LAX and a unique effortless travel experience to JFK or LAX airports with Blade, a digitally powered aviation company…. Read more »

Source: American Airlines, 26-Feb-19

Sikorsky’s AAG and BLADE Announce Agreement

Sikorsky’s AAG and BLADE Announce Agreement

Sikorsky’s subsidiary Associated Aircraft Group (AAG) and Fly Blade, Inc (“BLADE”), a digitally-powered aviation company, announced an agreement today to provide a new on-demand urban mobility option in the New York City metro area. AAG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT). Through the agreement, AAG will provide and… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 12-Feb-19

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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