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Bristow continues drive to develop new talent in aviation

Bristow continues drive to develop new talent in aviation

18-May-2022Source: Bristow

  Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) has launched its third UK offshore helicopter pilot cadet programme, aimed at attracting a new generation of aviators to the industry, in partnership with Helicentre Aviation. Would-be pilots can now apply for Bristow’s latest fully funded programme, which will see four cadets ultimately selected to undergo training with Helicentre... Read more

Phenix Solutions Inc. Completes FAA Milestones on Road to Type Certification

Phenix Solutions Inc. Completes FAA Milestones on Road to Type Certification

18-May-2022Source: Phenix Solutions

  Phenix Solutions has completed a significant FAA milestone to continue their Type Certification (TC) journey for the Ultra 2XL Remote Piloted UAS. Recently, the FAA accepted and reviewed Phenix’s Project Specific Certification Plan (PSCP) and provided the project number TC17844LA-R to the Ultra 2XL program.  The goal for the Ultra 2XL continues to be... Read more

RotorTech UK 2022 is cancelled

RotorTech UK 2022 is cancelled

18-May-2022Source: Rotortech UK

  We have had to take the difficult decision to cancel RotorTech UK for this year. The indoor exhibition (hangar) space we were allocated is now not available due to issues outside of our control. Refunds for Tickets purchased and Fly-In Landing fees will be issued over the coming week. We look forward to bringing the... Read more

DRF adds mountain rescue capability to Christoph München

DRF adds mountain rescue capability to Christoph München

18-May-2022Source: DRF Luftrettung

  The area of ​​operation of the Munich station of the DRF Luftrettung includes not only the city but also surrounding districts and parts of the Bavarian Alps. For a few weeks now, the crew has also been able to be alerted to emergencies in higher-lying areas of the mountains. For this purpose, the pilots were also... Read more

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

Ascent Charity to launch a fleet of humanitarian drones into Ukraine

Ascent Charity to launch a fleet of humanitarian drones into Ukraine

18-May-2022Source: Ascent

  As more civilians continue to suffer from the escalating conflict in Ukraine, the need for immediate humanitarian assistance has never been more imperative. However, the challenge now is getting the critical aid into the affected areas with supply routes cut, and without sending on-ground personnel. French non-profit organization, Ascent Charity is driving an innovative... Read more

Flight Safety Foundation Honors Leaders from the ACSF with Award

Flight Safety Foundation Honors Leaders from the ACSF with Award

18-May-2022Source: Air Charter Safety Foundation

  On May 11, Bryan Burns and Russ Lawton, both aviation safety leaders from the Air Charter Safety Foundation (acsf.aero), were presented with the 2022 Business Aviation Meritorious Service Award for their contributions to business and charter aviation safety. The award was presented by Dr. Hassan Shahidi, the President and CEO of the Flight Safety... Read more

AVIC makes first flight with upgraded 13-tonne AC313A

AVIC makes first flight with upgraded 13-tonne AC313A

18-May-2022Source: Xinhua NET

  China’s independently-developed AC313A large utility civil helicopter successfully conducted its maiden flight on Tuesday, announced the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), the country’s leading aircraft maker. See Full Story. ... Read more

Enstrom sold to Surack Enterprises after MidTex funding problems

Enstrom sold to Surack Enterprises after MidTex funding problems

16-May-2022Source: Enstrom

  Chuck Surack, founder of Surack Enterprises, announced that he has purchased The Enstrom Helicopter Corporation of Menominee, Michigan to rebuild the Enstrom brand into one of the leading American-made helicopter manufacturer as it once was. In a letter to the Enstrom leadership team, Surack shared his appreciation to the employees for their devotion and... Read more

Helitak recieves additional approvals from the FAA

Helitak recieves additional approvals from the FAA

16-May-2022Source: Helitak

  Australian based Helitak Fire Fighting Equipment has received further approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to add more Black Hawk model Type Certificates (TC) to the FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) of the Helitak FT4500 Black Hawk fire tank, bringing the current number of TC’s to 18 and the total number of approved... Read more

Air Evac Lifetime launch new base in northern Alabama

Air Evac Lifetime launch new base in northern Alabama

13-May-2022Source: Air Evac Lifeteam

  The base in northern Alabama will be staffed by highly trained pilots, flight nurses, flight paramedics and an on-site aviation maintenance technician.   Air Evac Lifeteam announced its newest emergency air medical transport base in northern Alabama is now in service. Located in Athens, the new base will provide service to Limestone County and... Read more

NZ – Auckland may lose ability to control helicopter overflights

NZ – Auckland may lose ability to control helicopter overflights

13-May-2022Source: RNZ

The government has been warned that planning law changes may erode Auckland Council’s already limited ability to control helicopter flights. The council’s planning committee this morning approved a staff investigation into whether choppers on Waiheke and Aotea Great Barrier Islands are complying with what few existing rules are in place on their consents. See Full... Read more

Joby Confirms Revolutionary Low Noise Footprint

Joby Confirms Revolutionary Low Noise Footprint

13-May-2022Source: Joby Aviation

  Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a California-based company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, today announced that its full-size pre-production aircraft has successfully demonstrated its revolutionary low noise profile, following acoustic testing completed with NASA.   Following analysis of the data obtained over two weeks of testing as part of NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility... Read more

UK AAIB Bulletin – May 2022

UK AAIB Bulletin – May 2022

12-May-2022Source: AAIB

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue does not refer to any helicopters and this update is included in HeliHub.com for completeness.... Read more

Airbus partners with MAGicALL to develop motors of CityAirbus NextGen

Airbus partners with MAGicALL to develop motors of CityAirbus NextGen

12-May-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

  Airbus has selected MAGicALL to supply the motors of the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft CityAirbus NextGen. Airbus’ eVTOL prototype will be equipped with a tailored version of the MAGiDRIVE, the newest generation of electric motors manufactured by MAGicALL. The detailed customisation of CityAirbus NextGen’s electric propulsion system will enable the prototype to benefit... Read more

Alpine Aerotech receives STC for Garmin GTS 8XX series in Bell 212 and 412

Alpine Aerotech receives STC for Garmin GTS 8XX series in Bell 212 and 412

12-May-2022Source: ALPINE AEROTECH

ALPINE AEROTECH has officially received a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of Garmin GTS 8XX series TAS/TCAS I Traffic Systems on Bell 212 and 412 rotorcraft. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) STC’s are currently pending. The TAS/TCAS I Traffic System STC has... Read more

Ecocopter supporting 5G roll-out in Chile

Ecocopter supporting 5G roll-out in Chile

12-May-2022Source: Ecocopter

  The 5G network will be the most transformative communications technology of this generation, enabling a universe of new services, as it is up to 90% more efficient per unit of traffic than its 4G predecessors. However, they require much more power due to the higher network density with new frequencies, which means that new... Read more

FAA Approves Airworthiness Criteria for Wingcopter

FAA Approves Airworthiness Criteria for Wingcopter

12-May-2022Source: Wingcopter

  German drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter is delighted to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued the Special Class Airworthiness Criteria for the Wingcopter 198 US unmanned aircraft. This approval marks a critical milestone in the certification process of Wingcopter’s flagship eVTOL delivery drone in the U.S. With the Airworthiness Criteria, the FAA... Read more

Leonardo celebrates 10 years of the AW169

Leonardo celebrates 10 years of the AW169

11-May-2022Source: Leonardo

  Leonardo celebrates first ten years of the AW169 in the skies with it redefining the light-intermediate market with best performance, advance capabilities, and latest technology. A decade ago the first prototype of the AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopter took to the skies for the first time at the company’s site in Cascina Costa... Read more

Mountainflyers first school to offer training on EASA-qualified VR simulator

Mountainflyers first school to offer training on EASA-qualified VR simulator

11-May-2022Source: VRM Switzerland

  The in Berne, Switzerland, located helicopter flight school Mountainflyers is the world’s first training organisation operating a VR training device qualified by an aviation authority. Rated pilots and flight students profit from a state-of the-art Robinson R22 Simulator developed and built by VRM Switzerland. This enables to execute credited training toward licences and to... Read more

Avgas Coalition expresses concerns about unsafe elimination of 100LL

Avgas Coalition expresses concerns about unsafe elimination of 100LL

11-May-2022Source: AOPA

In a May 6 letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Acting FAA Administrator Billy Nolen, a wide array of aviation organizations and associations across the country outlined the crucial need for 100LL fuel to be available at California’s Reid-Hillview of Santa Clara County Airport, and all public-use airports across the country, while the industry works with... Read more

Zanite Acquisition Corp completes combination with Eve UAM LLC

Zanite Acquisition Corp completes combination with Eve UAM LLC

11-May-2022Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve Holding, Inc. (the “Company”), formerly known as Zanite Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: ZNTE, ZNTEU, ZNTEW) (“Zanite”), announced today that it has closed the previously announced business combination (the “transaction”) with Eve UAM, LLC (“Eve”), a leader in the development of next-generation Urban Air Mobility (“UAM”) solutions and a subsidiary of Embraer S.A. (“Embraer”). The transaction... Read more

AdventHealth unveils second helicopter and new hangar

AdventHealth unveils second helicopter and new hangar

11-May-2022

AdventHealth’s Flight 1 program is undergoing a major expansion with the addition of a second state-of-the-art helicopter and, for the first time, a hangar at the Orlando Executive Airport that will allow the program to react faster to calls and fly more patients in need. For the past 36 years, the Flight 1 program has... Read more

FAA failure contributed to fatal tour helicopter crash, says NTSB Chair

FAA failure contributed to fatal tour helicopter crash, says NTSB Chair

11-May-2022

Decisions made by the Federal Aviation Administration not to implement National Transportation Safety Board​ safety recommendations contributed to the cause of a fatal air tour helicopter crash, the NTSB said in a report approved in a public meeting Tuesday. “When the NTSB issues safety recommendations, they are data-driven, supported by factual evidence developed from investigations, and... 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

UK – Gama Aviation offers ‘HEMS for hire’

UK – Gama Aviation offers ‘HEMS for hire’

10-May-2022Source: Gama Aviation

Gama Aviation is continuing to build its UK air ambulance offer by introducing a new service specifically aimed at the motorsport, events and film / TV industry in the UK. The service seeks to provide fully crewed turnkey helicopter emergency services for situations that require additional medical infrastructure to support a specific safety case or... Read more

Metro announces new Assistant Director of Operations

Metro announces new Assistant Director of Operations

10-May-2022Source: Metro Aviation

  As a family-owned and operated business, Metro Aviation believes in investing in its current workforce and developing leaders within its ranks.  Metro is excited to announce new roles at its headquarters in Shreveport, Louisiana, including John Vance as the Assistant Director of Operations. John served as a pilot in the Army for seven years and... Read more

Manitoba Government issues RFPs for air medical service

Manitoba Government issues RFPs for air medical service

10-May-2022Source: Manitoba Government

  The Manitoba government is issuing a request for proposals (RFP) to improve medical aviation services and provide safe, timely, reliable and consistent care, Health Minister Audrey Gordon announced today. “Our government is committed to enhancing critical care capacity in Manitoba and a modern medical aviation fleet is a vital component of this service,” said... Read more

EHang Provides Update on Status under Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act

EHang Provides Update on Status under Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act

10-May-2022Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, provides an update on its status under the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act (the “HFCAA”). The Company was provisionally identified by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) as a Commission-Identified Issuer under the HFCAA... Read more

Embraer and Eve evaluate autonomous flight technologies in real flights over Rio de Janeiro

Embraer and Eve evaluate autonomous flight technologies in real flights over Rio de Janeiro

9-May-2022Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Embraer S.A. (“Embraer”) concluded a series of experimental flights in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, focused on evaluating new autonomous system technologies in real flight conditions. The goal is to enable safe autonomous operation in complex urban environments. The aerial data collection and real-time evaluation of these technologies in urban scenarios used regular piloted helicopters as... Read more

Airbus leads Air Mobility Initiative in Munich

Airbus leads Air Mobility Initiative in Munich

9-May-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

  To contribute to the development of advanced air mobility, leading companies, universities, and research institutions as well as municipalities are joining forces under the leadership of Airbus to form the Air Mobility Initiative (AMI). The members of the Air Mobility Initiative include Airbus, City of Ingolstadt, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Flugsicherung, Diehl Aerospace, Droniq, Munich... Read more

SkyDrive and MLIT Agree on Basis for Flying Car Type Certification

SkyDrive and MLIT Agree on Basis for Flying Car Type Certification

9-May-2022Source: SkyDrive

SkyDrive Inc., a leading manufacturer of flying cars1 and cargo drones in Japan, announced that an agreement was reached in March with the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) to base the type certification2 for the company’s flying car on the JCAB Airworthiness Inspection Manual (AIM) Part II... Read more

ATP Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

ATP Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

9-May-2022Source: ATP

  ATP, a leading provider of information services and software solutions for the aviation industry, announced today that Drew Plisco, a seasoned financial executive, has joined the company’s leadership team as Chief Financial Officer. Plisco brings 15 years of diverse finance experience in both building and scaling large and mid-size organizations through organic growth and... Read more

GPMS Appoints New Head of Sales

GPMS Appoints New Head of Sales

9-May-2022Source: GPMS

GPMS International, Inc., announced today that Todd Powers has joined the company to lead its sales organization. Powers will drive the company’s efforts to expand the footprint of Foresight MX, the company’s ground-breaking Health & Usage Monitoring System (HUMS). Powers comes to GPMS after completing an 18-year career with the Airbus Helicopters as one of... Read more

TMAP, Joby and SKT partner for eVTOL service to South Korea

TMAP, Joby and SKT partner for eVTOL service to South Korea

9-May-2022Source: Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a California-based company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, today confirmed that TMAP, South Korea’s largest mobility platform, will join Joby’s partnership with SK Telecom to bring aerial ridesharing services to Korea. As Korea’s largest mobility platform, TMAP holds an unprecedented amount of transportation and mapping data gathered over the... Read more

Wisk Aero appoints CFO

Wisk Aero appoints CFO

9-May-2022Source: Wisk Aero

  Wisk Aero, a leading Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company and developer of the first all-electric, self-flying air taxi in the US, announced today that Tyler Painter has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. In his new role, Painter will lead Wisk’s finance, accounting, corporate development, and information technology teams and will be responsible... Read more

Expansion of Nottingham Heliport approved

Expansion of Nottingham Heliport approved

9-May-2022Source: Acres Group

  Nottingham’s Acres Group has successfully designed its first heliport, as expansion plans for an existing base receive council approval. The project, designed by the team at Acres Architects, involves the building of a new 800 sq. metre hangar and associated offices on the site of Nottingham Heliport, off the A46 Fosse Way, in Widmerpool, south Nottinghamshire.... Read more

Rocket Lab successfully catches Rocket Booster from Space with S92

Rocket Lab successfully catches Rocket Booster from Space with S92

9-May-2022Source: Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab (Nasdaq: RKLB) (“Rocket Lab” or “the Company”), a leading launch and space systems company, has successfully launched its 26th Electron mission, deploying 34 satellites to orbit. Rocket Lab has now deployed a total of 146 satellites to orbit with the Electron launch vehicle. The “There And Back Again” mission also saw Rocket Lab... Read more

Eve publishes Concept of Operations for UAM in Rio de Janeiro

Eve publishes Concept of Operations for UAM in Rio de Janeiro

9-May-2022Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve UAM, LLC (“Eve”), an Embraer S.A. (“Embraer”) company, published today the Concept of Operations (CONOPS) for the future Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market in Rio de Janeiro. The document is a first for Brazil and brings together data and analyses that cover the perspective, points of attention and operational needs of eVTOL (electric vertical... Read more

EHang update on Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act status

EHang update on Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act status

9-May-2022Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company provides an update on its status under the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act (the “HFCAA”). The Company was provisionally identified by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) as a Commission-Identified Issuer under the HFCAA... Read more

LifeFlight Engineering operations recognised at international standard

LifeFlight Engineering operations recognised at international standard

6-May-2022Source: Life Flight Network

A significant milestone has been achieved by the LifeFlight Approved Maintenance Organisation (AMO) team, which has been granted CASA Part 145 approval. The new approval demonstrates the LifeFlight AMO is operating to internationally recognised aviation regulations. “Working to Part 145 requirements brings good business practices, focuses on safety, training and human factors management,” said Engineering... Read more

New Cal Fire helicopter in Hollister ready for wildfire season

New Cal Fire helicopter in Hollister ready for wildfire season

6-May-2022Source: msn

The Cal Fire Air Attack Base in Hollister now has an even greater defense going into this fire season – the S70i, also known as the fire hawk. On Sunday, Cal Fire helicopter pilot, Dennis Smith who’s been flying for 30 years admired their new chopper and shared that out of all the aircraft he’s... Read more

Tahoe area fire district wants tactical helicopter

Tahoe area fire district wants tactical helicopter

6-May-2022Source: FOX 40

The warm weather Northern California is experiencing, coupled with a bad wet season, has many fire crews already gearing up for potentially devastating fire season. The Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District is hoping to raise money to help stop fires right after they start. See Full Story. ... Read more

Thames Valley Air Ambulance buys an Airbus EC135

Thames Valley Air Ambulance buys an Airbus EC135

5-May-2022Source: HeliHub.com

Thames Valley Air Ambulance (TVAA), based at RAF Benson near Oxford, have purchased an Airbus EC135T2+ helicopter as part of their move to a new operating model. After the end of their current contract with Babcock MCS Onshore this autumn, TVAA will start operations on their own account under a newly-issued Air Operations Certificate (AOC).... Read more

Vertical Aerospace announces further certification progress

Vertical Aerospace announces further certification progress

5-May-2022Source: Vertical Aerospace

Vertical Aerospace (Vertical) [NYSE: EVTL], a global aerospace and technology company that is pioneering zero-emissions aviation, today announces further progress on its path to certification, including the appointment of the former European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) Certification Director, Trevor Woods, as Director – Regulatory Affairs. Concurrent EASA/CAA validation Vertical is also pleased to announce... Read more

Helinet partners with Urban Movement Labs to explore UAM in Los Angeles

Helinet partners with Urban Movement Labs to explore UAM in Los Angeles

5-May-2022Source: Helinet

  Helinet, an aviation service provider and a leader in implementing cutting-edge technology for a variety of aviation applications, announced its partnership with Urban Movement Labs (UML). Helinet joins UML’s growing roster of Urban Air Mobility Partnership members, and this collaboration will explore the future of air travel hand-in-hand with electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) manufacturers... Read more

Honeywell demos alternative navigation for GPS-denied environments

Honeywell demos alternative navigation for GPS-denied environments

5-May-2022Source: Honeywell

Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON) has successfully demonstrated several advanced alternative navigation technologies that are intended to help ensure seamless navigation, even when GPS signals are blocked, interrupted or unavailable. Testing took place on both an Embraer E170 aircraft and an AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter. Alternative navigation systems use sensors such as cameras, star trackers, radars and radios... Read more

Airbus and ITA Airways partner to develop urban air mobility in Italy

Airbus and ITA Airways partner to develop urban air mobility in Italy

5-May-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus and ITA Airways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on urban air mobility (UAM) in Italy. The two companies will explore the creation of tailored UAM services, by identifying strategic use cases for emission-free mobility solutions. The agreement foresees a joint approach toward local mobility stakeholders in order to onboard additional partners... Read more

Archer and United Airlines Form Joint eVTOL Advisory Committee to Support Archer’s Future Airline Operations

Archer and United Airlines Form Joint eVTOL Advisory Committee to Support Archer’s Future Airline Operations

5-May-2022Source: Archer Aviation

Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR) and United Airlines (NASDAQ: UAL) have announced the creation of a joint eVTOL advisory committee. The committee is focused on advising on maintenance and operational concepts to recommend to Archer for its all-electric aircraft aimed at driving towards best-in-class operational standards in the emerging eVTOL industry. The Committee is chaired... Read more

Alpine Aerotech Expands ADS-B STC for Bell 205, 212, and 412

Alpine Aerotech Expands ADS-B STC for Bell 205, 212, and 412

5-May-2022Source: ALPINE AEROTECH

  ALPINE AEROTECH has officially received Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for the installation of Garmin GTX 3X5 ADS-B Transponder systems on Bell Medium platforms. The ADS-B Transponder STC, originally approved in 2020 for Bell 205, 212, and 412 helicopters, now supports ADS-B IN/OUT, Diversity Antennas, WAAS GPS inputs, and NVG... Read more

IBAC Partners with Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) for RPAS Auditor Training

IBAC Partners with Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) for RPAS Auditor Training

5-May-2022Source: IBAC

  The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and the Unmanned Safety Institute have announced plans to develop and implement the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) auditor training programme. Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems are quickly becoming part of existing business aviation operations, or as completely new aviation programmes for... Read more

FAA Awards $4.4 Million in Drone Research Grants to Seven Universities

FAA Awards $4.4 Million in Drone Research Grants to Seven Universities

4-May-2022Source: FAA

  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced $4.4 million in drone research, education and training grants to seven universities. Research will focus on three areas: electromagnetic compatibility, detect and avoid classifications, and cybersecurity oversight. The universities receiving grants are University of North Dakota, University of Kansas, Drexel University, The Ohio State... Read more

HelicopterBuyer has purchased and delivered a 2006 B206B3

HelicopterBuyer has purchased and delivered a 2006 B206B3

4-May-2022Source: HelicopterBuyer

  HelicopterBuyer, Inc. has announced it has purchased and delivered a 2006 Bell 206 B3, S/N: 4607, C-FDLV exclusively on behalf of a private Canadian buyer from Ontario, Canada.  Final delivery of the completely refurbished VIP configured Jet Ranger occurred this month. Denis Vielfaure, formerly with HyLife Foods, says “HelicopterBuyer conducted a worldwide search to... Read more

Airbus Helicopter Leader Todd Powers Joins GPMS as Head of Sales

Airbus Helicopter Leader Todd Powers Joins GPMS as Head of Sales

4-May-2022Source: GPMS

GPMS International, Inc., announced that Todd Powers has joined the company to lead its sales organization. Powers will drive the company’s efforts to expand the footprint of Foresight MX, the company’s ground-breaking Health & Usage Monitoring System (HUMS). Powers comes to GPMS after completing an 18-year career with Airbus Helicopters as one of the top,... Read more

DRF base at Thüringen celebrates 30 years

DRF base at Thüringen celebrates 30 years

3-May-2022Source: DRF Luftrettung

  Christoph Thüringen , the only helicopter in Thuringia that is available around the clock for urgent transfers between clinics and emergency operations, is celebrating his birthday. On April 1st, 30 years ago , the station started its service, first at Erfurt Airport, four years later it was moved to the central clinic in Bad Berka. Today the crew performs over 1,000... Read more

Lilium progresses nearer to EASA Design Organization Approval

Lilium progresses nearer to EASA Design Organization Approval

3-May-2022Source: Lilium

Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (”eVTOL”) jet, announced today that it has successfully completed the second Design Organization Approval (“DOA”) audit by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (“EASA”). DOA is a fundamental requirement for all commercial aircraft manufacturers and enables achievement of type certification of... Read more

ASU receives ISO 9001 certification, hires Quality Manager

ASU receives ISO 9001 certification, hires Quality Manager

3-May-2022Source: ASU

Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) announced that it has received ISO 9001:2015 Certification on April 25. Performance Review Institute (PRI) Registrar recognized ASU for having met the stringent requirements of this international standard, their ongoing commitment to satisfying stakeholders, and their dedication to continual improvement of their management system. “ASU’s ISO 9001: 2015 Certification is a... Read more

VFS Announces 2022 Board of Directors

VFS Announces 2022 Board of Directors

3-May-2022Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society, the world’s leading non-profit dedicated to advancing vertical flight, is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for 2022-2023.  The following members were elected to the Board’s Executive Committee for the one-year term of July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023: Chair: Tomasz Krysinski, Vice President Research & Technology, Airbus Helicopters (previously the... Read more

HeliOperations wins Queen’s Award for International Trade

HeliOperations wins Queen’s Award for International Trade

3-May-2022Source: HeliOperations

Developing Assets (UK) which trades as HeliOperations has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade for Outstanding Short-Term Growth in overseas sales. HeliOperations is one of 225 UK organisations to receive a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise which recognizes exceptional short-term growth in overseas sales during the last three years. HeliOperations is based... Read more

NHV Group celebrates 25 years

NHV Group celebrates 25 years

3-May-2022Source: NHV

Twenty-five years ago, on the 15th May 1997, NHV Group officially began helicopter operations from Ostend, Belgium. Co-founders Eric Van Hal and Jef De Kinder launched the NHV Group and ever since the company has flourished, growing from a family business to an international group with 500+ employees and a strong geographic presence in Europe... Read more

Bristow to acquire British International Helicopters

Bristow to acquire British International Helicopters

3-May-2022Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE:VTOL) announced its plans to acquire British International Helicopter Services Limited (“BIH”), further enhancing its leading global Government Services business. Bristow will continue to build upon BIH’s strong relationships established through a longstanding history of serving both military and civilian markets. Bristow expects to realize efficiencies by leveraging its scale to continue... Read more

Chile – Rotortec orders two H125 helicopters

Chile – Rotortec orders two H125 helicopters

29-Apr-2022Source: Rotortec

Rotortec signed a contract for the purchase of two H125 to be used in aerial work, passenger transport and a wide range of missions at sea level and high altitude in the Chilean mountain range “Rotortec has faced new challenges in recent years in line with the significant growth of aerial work flights. Due to this,... Read more

Rega advances use of drones

Rega advances use of drones

29-Apr-2022Source: Rega

At its Annual Media Conference, Swiss Air-Rescue Rega presented its further developed drone system and a new version of the Rega app. The Rega drone, which is equipped with various sensors, is deployed when poor visibility prevents the Rega search helicopter from being used. The new version of the tried-and-tested Rega app is now even... Read more

Air Methods to update fleet to Skyryse FlightOS to improve flight safety

Air Methods to update fleet to Skyryse FlightOS to improve flight safety

29-Apr-2022Source: Skyryse

Skyryse, a transportation technology company, and Air Methods, the leading American air medical transport company, today announced a partnership to retrofit more than 400 single-engine helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft in the Air Methods fleet with FlightOS, a shared mission to advance further safety measures to protect pilots and patients. The new Skyryse FlightOS hardware and software... Read more

VoloCity Takes off on Maiden Flight

VoloCity Takes off on Maiden Flight

28-Apr-2022Source: Volocopter

Last year, UAM pioneer Volocopter rose to the challenge of bringing its fully electric VoloCity air taxi off the ground and into the air. In this post, we’re sharing the very first video of that memorable flight. The VoloCity is born In the 10+ years that our Volocopter ground crew has been developing electric vertical... Read more

Urban-Air Port announces investment from European Urban Logistics Provider

Urban-Air Port announces investment from European Urban Logistics Provider

28-Apr-2022Source: Urban-Air Port

Urban-Air Port®, the UK-based developer of technology-driven ground infrastructure for passenger air taxis and autonomous delivery drones, today announced a major equity investment into the company via their Series A, from the founding directors of M7. This investment is a signal of how important UAP infrastructure will be to “meet the moment” as cities around the... Read more

Leasing company LCI orders 50 eVTOLs, plus options for another 75

Leasing company LCI orders 50 eVTOLs, plus options for another 75

27-Apr-2022Source: LCI

LCI, a leading aviation company and a subsidiary of the Libra Group, has signed an agreement with BETA Technologies (BETA), developer of a fully integrated electric aviation system, to acquire up to 125 of the company’s electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft LCI’s commitment for BETA’s ALIA-250 eVTOL aircraft will enable the company to... Read more

Swiss operator purchases two Bell 505s

Swiss operator purchases two Bell 505s

27-Apr-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the signing of a purchase agreement with Swiss aviation company Karen SA for two Bell 505s. As part of a strategic investment plan to modernize its fleet, Karen SA will use these aircraft for VIP and commercial flights as well as provide pilot training courses. “The... Read more

Germany orders second NH90 full-mission simulator from CAE

Germany orders second NH90 full-mission simulator from CAE

27-Apr-2022Source: CAE

CAE announced the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) has ordered a second full-mission simulator (FMS) to support German NH90 Sea Lion naval helicopter training, expanding an existing contract. As part of its continued partnership with the German Navy, CAE will deliver a second set of training systems in 2024 to Nordholz Naval Air Station,... Read more

Bell Adds SNC to Team Invictus for Work on Advanced Mission Systems

Bell Adds SNC to Team Invictus for Work on Advanced Mission Systems

27-Apr-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced it has signed a teaming agreement with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security company. As part of the collaboration, SNC has agreed to join Team Invictus as the mission systems integrator for FARA Increment 1. SNC’s rich history as an advanced and... Read more

London’s Air Ambulance 2022 fundraising gala raises record £944,000

London’s Air Ambulance 2022 fundraising gala raises record £944,000

27-Apr-2022Source: London’s Air Ambulance Charity

On Monday 25 April, London’s Air Ambulance Charity hosted its most successful gala ever; raising over £944,000 in donations. This is enough to fund over 400 missions: helping London’s only helicopter emergency service save more lives across the capital, every day, when every second counts. At the event, our patron, His Royal Highness The Duke... Read more

Honeywell power systems and generators selected for SB1 Defiant X

Honeywell power systems and generators selected for SB1 Defiant X

27-Apr-2022Source: Honeywell

A variety of Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON) engine and power systems technology has been selected by Lockheed Martin Sikorsky-Boeing for its DEFIANT X® helicopter, currently a contender to win the U.S. Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) competition. Team DEFIANT selected Honeywell’s GTCP 36-150 auxiliary power units (APUs) series, as well as Honeywell’s main engine generator and APU... Read more

World’s first eVTOL vertiport opens in UK

World’s first eVTOL vertiport opens in UK

27-Apr-2022Source: Urban-Air Port

Urban-Air Port®, the UK-based developer of ground infrastructure for air taxis and autonomous delivery drones, opens “Air-One®”, a world-first demonstration of a fully-operational hub for electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles – such as air taxis – and autonomous cargo drones, heralding a new age of zero-emission, low-congestion urban transport. Urban-Air Port® – backed by... Read more

HeliOffshore completes successful 2022 Conference

HeliOffshore completes successful 2022 Conference

26-Apr-2022Source: HeliOffshore

This past weekend (23.04 to 24.04.2022), the HeliOffshore Conference and AGM 2022 gathered senior industry stakeholders to identify the right priorities, actions and resources to transform frontline safety performance.   HeliOffshore members considered the safety, viability and sustainability of the industry leading up to 2040, and essential activity required to ensure no lives are lost... Read more

Safran renews MCO contract for French government engines for 10 years

Safran renews MCO contract for French government engines for 10 years

26-Apr-2022Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines and the French Aerospace Maintenance Agency (DMAé, Direction de la Maintenance Aéronautique) have renewed for 10 years their contract to maintain the French government’s helicopter engines in operational condition. Designated Saturne (Soutien Avancé des Turbines de l’Etat), the contract ensures the availability and MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) of all 1,500 engines... Read more

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