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Blade India launch new Bangalore route

Blade India launch new Bangalore route

18-May-2022Source: Times of India

  The almost 1.5-2 hour drive between Bengaluru city and its distant Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) could shrink to a short helicopter hop from this July. See Full Story.     ... Read more

Blade Air Mobility reports revenues up 186% in 2022Q1 to 31 March

Blade Air Mobility reports revenues up 186% in 2022Q1 to 31 March

11-May-2022

Blade Air Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq:BLDE, “Blade” or the “Company”), a technology-powered air mobility platform, has announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022. “It’s very rewarding to see such strong growth, both sequentially and year-over-year, in what has seasonally been the lightest quarter for Blade,” said Rob Wiesenthal, Blade’s Chief Executive Officer.... Read more

Blade to provide air service for Festival in the Desert

Blade to provide air service for Festival in the Desert

14-Apr-2022Source: Blade Air Mobility

Blade Air Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLDE, “Blade”), a technology-powered global air mobility platform, announced today that it is providing helicopter, plane and jet service between Los Angeles and Indio, California over both desert festival weekends (April 14th–25th), starting at $975 per seat. Festivalgoers will fly directly between Santa Monica Airport on the Westside of Los... Read more

Blade expands into Canada in partnership with Helijet

Blade expands into Canada in partnership with Helijet

2-Dec-2021

Blade Air Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLDE, “Blade” or the “Company”), a technology-powered global air mobility platform, today announced that it has entered into an agreement (the “Agreement”) through its wholly owned subsidiaries Blade Urban Air Mobility, Inc. and Blade Urban Air Mobility (Canada), Inc., with Helijet International, Inc. (“Helijet”), North America’s largest scheduled helicopter airline,... Read more

Blade India orders five Airbus H125 for network expansion

Blade India orders five Airbus H125 for network expansion

25-Nov-2021Source: Blade Air Mobility

Urban air mobility (UAM) company, BLADE India entered into a partnership with Airbus, to further expand its “on-demand” helicopter services. To meet the significant demand and response in India, BLADE will be inducting five new H125 to its fleet initially. The helicopters will be provided to operators by a GIFT-City based leasing company taking advantage... Read more

Blade adds route between Manhattan and Newark Airport

Blade adds route between Manhattan and Newark Airport

19-Nov-2021

Blade Air Mobility, Inc. (“Blade”, NASDAQ: BLDE) announced the expansion of its Blade Airport product with the launch of helicopter service between Manhattan and Newark Airport. Flights are available between 7am and 7pm Monday through Friday, and 3pm to 7pm on Sundays for $195 per seat or $95 per seat for Blade Airport passholders. Fliers... Read more

Blade Announces Agreement to Acquire Trinity Air Medical

Blade Announces Agreement to Acquire Trinity Air Medical

14-Sep-2021Source: Blade Air Mobility

Blade Air Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq:BLDE, “Blade” or the “Company”), a technology-powered global air mobility platform announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Trinity Air Medical, Inc. (“Trinity”), a nationwide, multi-modal organ logistics and transportation company. The transaction is expected to close during the week of September 13, 2021, subject to customary... Read more

Eve to Deploy Electric Vertical Aircraft for Blade

Eve to Deploy Electric Vertical Aircraft for Blade

5-Jul-2021Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions, Inc. (“Eve”) and Blade Air Mobility, Inc. (“Blade”, NASDAQ: BLDE) announced an arrangement for Eve to provide Blade up to 60,000 hours of flight time per year on its electrical vertical takeoff landing (eVTOL) aircraft, also known in the market as EVA (Electrical Vertical Aircraft), beginning in 2026 for use... Read more

Blade CEO admits to creating fictional PR representative

Blade CEO admits to creating fictional PR representative

18-Jun-2021Source: NY Post

Blade, which provides chartered jets and helicopters, created the fictional PR executive Simon McLaren, who gave comments to outlets including the New York Times and Washington Post See full story in this New York Post article... Read more

Blade becomes first publicly traded Urban Air Mobility company

Blade becomes first publicly traded Urban Air Mobility company

12-May-2021Source: BLADE Urban Air Mobility

BLADE Urban Air Mobility, Inc., a technology-powered air mobility company, announced the completion of its business combination with Experience Investment Corp. (NASDAQ: EXPC, “EIC”), a NASDAQ listed special purpose acquisition company sponsored by KSL Capital Partners. The combined holding company will change its legal name to Blade Air Mobility, Inc. (the “Blade HoldCo”) and Blade... Read more

Blade Secures Up to 20 BETA Technologies eVTOL for 2024 delivery

Blade Secures Up to 20 BETA Technologies eVTOL for 2024 delivery

3-May-2021Source: BLADE Urban Air Mobility

Blade Urban Air Mobility, Inc. (“Blade” or the “Company”), a technology-powered urban air mobility platform, announced a binding agreement to secure up to 20 BETA Technologies (“BETA”) ALIA Electric Vertical Aircraft (“EVA”) for purchase by its network of operators, subject to certain conditions. The agreement includes a commitment for Blade operators, or third-party financing sources... Read more

Blade Restarts Service Between Manhattan and NYCAirports

Blade Restarts Service Between Manhattan and NYCAirports

30-Apr-2021Source: BLADE Urban Air Mobility

BLADE Urban Air Mobility, Inc. (“Blade”), which recently announced a business combination with special purpose acquisition company Experience Investment Corp. (NASDAQ: EXPC), has announced the relaunch of its New York Airport service starting June 1, 2021, providing air connectivity between Manhattan and John F. Kennedy Airport (“JFK”). Initially launched in 2019, the shared helicopter flight... Read more

Airbus, BLADE to boost on-demand helicopter services in South Asia

Airbus, BLADE to boost on-demand helicopter services in South Asia

22-Feb-2021Source: Airbus

Airbus has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with FlyBlade India (BLADE) – a joint venture between U.S.-based technology-powered air mobility company Blade Urban Air Mobility Inc. and Indian investment firm Hunch Ventures – to help develop the on-demand helicopter services market in South Asia. Airbus and BLADE will collaborate to create awareness about on-demand... Read more

Blade announces alliance with Vertiport Chicago

Blade announces alliance with Vertiport Chicago

18-Feb-2021Source: Blade

BLADE Urban Air Mobility, (“Blade” or the “Company”) announced today that it entered into an alliance with Vertiport Chicago (the “Vertiport”). In December of 2020, Experience Investment Corp. (NASDAQ: EXPC) agreed to merge with Blade, which will create, following the closing of the merger, the only publicly traded urban air mobility platform in the United... Read more

Blade and Ross Aviation Announce Strategic Alliance

Blade and Ross Aviation Announce Strategic Alliance

12-Jan-2021Source: Blade

BLADE Urban Air Mobility (“Blade”) and Ross Aviation entered into a strategic alliance to expedite the roll-out of urban air mobility services in the regions where Ross Aviation and Blade operations overlap. In December of 2020, Experience Investment Corp. (NASDAQ: EXPC) agreed to merge with Blade, which will create, following the closing of the merger,... Read more

Blade India launches services from Karnataka

Blade India launches services from Karnataka

5-Jan-2021Source: The Economic Times

BLADE India, the helicopter operator that provides urban mobility by selling seats, today announced the launch of its services in Karnataka. See Full Story.... Read more

Blade to go public at $825 Million valuation

Blade to go public at $825 Million valuation

16-Dec-2020Source: NY Times

Blade Urban Air Mobility, the New York-based helicopter taxi service, has struck a deal to go public backed by KSL Capital in a deal that values the company at about $825 million. This includes $400 million in proceeds, which includes a $125 million infusion along with the cash in the SPAC (Special Purpose Acquisition Company)... Read more

Blade adds new route in India

Blade adds new route in India

10-Nov-2020Source: YOO Villas

Pune-based Panchshil Realty announced that Fly Blade India Pvt. Ltd. has started operating daily helicopter services between Pune and Mumbai from Panchshil’s YOO Villas helipad in Pune. YOO Villas is an exclusive enclave of signature villas designed by global celebrity designer Kelly Hoppen and is located close to the bustling business district of Kharadi in... Read more

Blade launches NYC-Hamptons September commuter pass

Blade launches NYC-Hamptons September commuter pass

20-Aug-2020Source: Business Insider

Summer might be drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean summer homes are about to empty out the way they usually do. Instead, many people who moved out to the Hamptons as the pandemic spread through New York City are planning on staying in the East End. And that, per Simon McLaren, spokesperson for... Read more

Blade makes Nino Negri Wine an Official 2020 Partner

Blade makes Nino Negri Wine an Official 2020 Partner

28-Feb-2020Source: Blade

Nino Negri Winery, known for raising the little known region of Valtellina to the world’s stage by securing a 94 point Wine Spectator rating for its 5 Stelle Sfursat di Valtellina DOCG, today announced it will partner with BLADE, the largest urban air mobility brand in the United States offering app-based booking of seats or... Read more

Blade expands into Los Angeles

Blade expands into Los Angeles

4-Nov-2019Source: BLADE

BLADE Urban Air Mobility, Inc. (“BLADE”) is expanding in the Los Angeles area to include by-the-seat helicopter routes and a new Downtown LA rooftop heliport lounge just steps from hotels such as The NoMad LA, Ritz Carlton LA, The Standard DTLA, as well as the Staples Center. This development advances the company’s mission of enhancing... Read more

Blade expands into New York hospital organ transport

Blade expands into New York hospital organ transport

4-Oct-2019Source: New York Post

Blade has begun deploying helicopters in the Big Apple to quickly transport human organs for emergency transplants. See Full Story.... Read more

American Express Gifting Members with BLADE gift cards

American Express Gifting Members with BLADE gift cards

5-Jun-2019Source: HeliHub.com

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

BLADE’s New Helicopter Service Expands

BLADE’s New Helicopter Service Expands

14-May-2019Source: BLADE

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

Blade expanding to San Francisco

Blade expanding to San Francisco

28-Mar-2019Source: HeliHub.com

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.... Read more

BLADE Launches Helicopter Flights to and From JFK All Day Long

BLADE Launches Helicopter Flights to and From JFK All Day Long

28-Mar-2019Source: BLADE

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

American Airlines partners with Blade at JFK and LAX

American Airlines partners with Blade at JFK and LAX

26-Feb-2019Source: American Airlines

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

Sikorsky’s AAG and BLADE Announce Agreement

Sikorsky’s AAG and BLADE Announce Agreement

12-Feb-2019Source: Sikorsky

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

BLADE Launches Urban Air Mobility Pilot Program

BLADE Launches Urban Air Mobility Pilot Program

7-Dec-2018Source: Fly Blade

Fly Blade, Inc. (“BLADE”), a digitally powered-aviation company and the largest arranger of helicopter flights for civilian travel in the United States, has announced the launch of an Urban Air Mobility (“UAM”) pilot program in India, initially connecting Mumbai, departing from Juhu and Mahalaxmi, with heliports in Pune and Shirdi. BLADE has formed a Joint... Read more

BLADE Completes Series B Financing

BLADE Completes Series B Financing

26-Mar-2018Source: BLADE

Fly Blade Inc. (“BLADE”), the digitally powered short-distance aviation leader which services 22 core routes in 7 states, has completed its Series B Financing. Lead investors Colony NorthStar and Lerer Hippeau were joined by Airbus Helicopters and LionTree Ventures. Approximately $38 million was raised. Concurrent with the financing, the company enters an alliance with Airbus Helicopters to provide customer and... Read more

Airbus partners with Blade to boost Urban Air Mobility business

Airbus partners with Blade to boost Urban Air Mobility business

7-Mar-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and Fly Blade, Inc. (“Blade”), a digitally-powered aviation leader servicing 22 core routes in 7 U.S. states, have signed a strategic partnership to develop new premium on-demand helicopter flight experiences, paving the way for enhanced urban air mobility solutions to benefit the future of vertical flight. “Airbus continues to develop the future of... Read more

Heli-One Norway Adds Airbus AS350 Blade Repair Capability

Heli-One Norway Adds Airbus AS350 Blade Repair Capability

5-Oct-2017Source: Heli-One

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

Bristow teams with Blade to provide cabin class service

Bristow teams with Blade to provide cabin class service

28-Jun-2017Source: Bristow

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

Delta partners with Blade for Manhattan-JFK transfers

Delta partners with Blade for Manhattan-JFK transfers

27-Apr-2017Source: Delta Air Lines

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

Helicopter blades market forecast launched

Helicopter blades market forecast launched

9-Jan-2017Source: Research and Markets

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

Success for Blade

Success for Blade

4-Nov-2016Source: HeliHub.com

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

Blade completes financing round and appoints new Chairman

Blade completes financing round and appoints new Chairman

22-Jul-2016Source: Blade

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

Uber-for-helicopters startup Blade expands into jets

Uber-for-helicopters startup Blade expands into jets

26-Nov-2015Source: Flyblade, Inc.

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

Blade helped New Yorkers avoid Pope

Blade helped New Yorkers avoid Pope

28-Sep-2015Source: Business Insider

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... Read more

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

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

18-Jun-2015Source: The New York Times

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... Read more

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

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

21-May-2015Source: Business Insider

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

BLADE Announces Expanded Bounce Service to New York City Area Airports

BLADE Announces Expanded Bounce Service to New York City Area Airports

19-Dec-2014Source: BLADE

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

Blade – The iPhone app offering crowdsourced helicopter flights

Blade – The iPhone app offering crowdsourced helicopter flights

21-May-2014Source: NY Post

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... Read more

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