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FIXAR announces new autonomous long-range eVTOL FIXAR 025

FIXAR announces new autonomous long-range eVTOL FIXAR 025

14-Jun-2022Source: FIXAR

  The full-stack European drone developer FIXAR introduces an autonomous full-electric drone FIXAR 025 designed for large-scale missions for commercial and industrial applications. The FIXAR 025 carries up to 10 kg (22 lbs) payload for a distance of up to 300 km (186 mi) in one battery charge. The operations are fully autonomous assured by an in-house... Read more

Eve and Corporación América Airports plan to develop UAM solutions

Eve and Corporación América Airports plan to develop UAM solutions

14-Jun-2022Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

In December 2021, a subsidiary of Eve Holding, Inc. (“Eve”) (NYSE: EVEX; EVEXW) and Corporación América Airports S.A. (NYSE: CAAP), the largest private-sector airport concession operator in the world by the number of airports, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) to design and integrate a service and support ecosystem for Urban Air Mobility (“UAM”) operations... Read more

Jetex And Volocopter Revolutionize Urban Air Mobility Model

Jetex And Volocopter Revolutionize Urban Air Mobility Model

14-Jun-2022Source: Jetex

  At EBACE 2022, Jetex and Volocopter sign a milestone strategic partnership agreement to define a safe and sustainable model of urban air mobility (UAM). Jetex, an award-winning leader in private aviation, and Volocopter, a pioneer in the world’s first-ever eVTOL suite of services, enter in a strategic partnership agreement to deploy and operate permanent,... Read more

Bristow plan for Dutch SAR contract becomes clearer

Bristow plan for Dutch SAR contract becomes clearer

13-Jun-2022Source: HeliHub.com

After beating NHV to win the Dutch SAR contract, the bigger picture of what Bristow will bring to the table are now clearer. The requirement is for two helicopters and a maintenance spare, and Bristow won by offering Leonardo AW189s which they have good experience with on the UK SAR contract. Helicopter market intelligence firm... Read more

Kaman Corporation Appoints New Director

Kaman Corporation Appoints New Director

10-Jun-2022Source: Kaman

  Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) announced that Niharika Taskar Ramdev has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Ms. Ramdev is a highly qualified finance executive with global work experience in the United States, India, China, and Singapore. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Niharika to our Board of Directors,” said Ian Walsh, Chairman, President and... Read more

HeliOffshore publishes Master Minimum Helideck Equipment List document

HeliOffshore publishes Master Minimum Helideck Equipment List document

9-Jun-2022Source: HeliOffshore

  HeliOffshore published its Master Minimum Helideck Equipment List (MMHEL) reference document, which provides a clear, accessible, and proven methodology to guide the pursuit of safe helidesk operations based on the serviceability of helideck equipment. The publication of the MMHEL standardises communications and helideck operations to ensure safety issues are easily identifiable and safety recommendations... Read more

Volocopter’s 4-Seater Aircraft Takes First Flight

Volocopter’s 4-Seater Aircraft Takes First Flight

9-Jun-2022Source: Volocopter

  At the UP.Summit, an annual gathering of leaders in transportation innovation hosted by investment firm UP.Partners, urban air mobility (UAM) pioneer Volocopter announced that it has achieved another milestone to bring UAM to life: its fixed-winged passenger aircraft, the VoloConnect, completed its first flight in May 2022. This accomplishment makes Volocopter the only eVTOL... Read more

New Advisor joins Vita Inclinata

New Advisor joins Vita Inclinata

9-Jun-2022Source: Vita Inclinata

  Vita Inclinata (Vita), developer and producer of precision aerospace and industrial stabilization devices, today announced Tony Hahn has joined the company as an advisor. Leveraging his U.S. Coast Guard, MS in Engineering and Technology Management, and MIT’s Seminar XXl Fellowship experience, Hahn will provide strategic, technical, and leadership guidance for Vita Rescue System adoption within the rotary-wing... Read more

Airbus Helicopters adds Sinequa software to tech support offering

Airbus Helicopters adds Sinequa software to tech support offering

8-Jun-2022Source: Sinequa

Sinequa, a leading provider of enterprise search, announced that Airbus Helicopters, the world’s leading manufacturer of helicopters and a division of Airbus, has transformed its technical support and customer experience by using Sinequa’s Intelligent Search platform. With this solution, Airbus Helicopters enables self-service technical support, improving customer experience and enabling technicians to operate more efficiently, while gaining valuable... Read more

R44 makes first flight with magniX electric propulsion unit

R44 makes first flight with magniX electric propulsion unit

8-Jun-2022Source: magniX

  magniX, the company powering the electric aviation revolution, announced that Tier 1 Engineering, specialists in the design and development of electric aircraft, achieved a successful first flight of an all-electric Robinson 44 helicopter with a magniX electric propulsion unit (EPU). The helicopter flew on Saturday, June 4 at 8:00 am Pacific Time for over three minutes at Los... Read more

NHC Northern Helicopter commences German polar contract with three BK117s

NHC Northern Helicopter commences German polar contract with three BK117s

7-Jun-2022Source: DRF Luftrettung

  Northern Helicopter GmbH will fly in the Arctic and Antarctic in the future. From June 2022, the shipping company F.Laeisz GmbH, Rostock, will entrust the Emden offshore aviation company with the operation of the helicopters for the research vessel “Polarstern” chartered to the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research (AWI). . For... Read more

NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility National Campaign Adds New Partners

NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility National Campaign Adds New Partners

7-Jun-2022Source: NASA

NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) National Campaign has signed agreements with four new organizations to exchange information related to the development and testing  of vehicles, systems, and technology. The AAM National Campaign will transform our lives through the development of systems to integrate air taxis, cargo delivery, and other advanced aircraft concepts into the National Airspace System. The following industry... Read more

Eve partners with Falcon Aviation Services for eVTOL in Dubai

Eve partners with Falcon Aviation Services for eVTOL in Dubai

7-Jun-2022Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

  In April 2022, a subsidiary of Eve Holding, Inc. (“Eve” or the “Company”) (NYSE: EVEX; EVEXW) and Falcon Aviation Services (“Falcon”), a leading Business Aviation Services operator in the Middle East and Africa region, signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for up to 35 electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) aircraft. With deliveries expected... Read more

BLR Receives FAA Certification for the AH-1 Cobra FastFin+® Performance System

BLR Receives FAA Certification for the AH-1 Cobra FastFin+® Performance System

7-Jun-2022Source: BLR Aerospace

  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified the BLR Aerospace FastFin+® Performance System for the AH-1 Cobra. The system is now available to the aftermarket through BLR’s exclusive worldwide distributor, Attack Logistics. BLR’s AH-1 FastFin+ System is comprised of aerodynamic modifications to the tailboom and vertical fin, a new modern technology Inlet Barrier Filter,... Read more

Vertical Aerospace expands eVTOL operations in Brazil with partnerships

Vertical Aerospace expands eVTOL operations in Brazil with partnerships

7-Jun-2022Source: Vertical Aerospace

  A partnership of global leaders in aviation and airports announces its intention to explore the infrastructure requirements to bring eVTOL passenger flight to Brazil within this decade. The partnership includes: • Avolon, the world’s second largest aircraft leasing company; • Corporación América Airports [NYSE: CAAP], the largest global private sector airport operator by number... Read more

AAG rebranded as Flexjet helicopter division

AAG rebranded as Flexjet helicopter division

7-Jun-2022Source: Flexjet

  Flexjet LLC, one of the largest and most innovative fractional jet providers, launched its private helicopter division, integrating Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), which was acquired by parent Directional Aviation, into the Flexjet family. Flexjet will extend complimentary helicopter hours to its Gulfstream G650 fractional Owners, and will sell add-on fractional, lease and charter access in Flexjet-branded... Read more

LifeFlight to join aeromedical super base

LifeFlight to join aeromedical super base

7-Jun-2022Source: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

  RACQ LifeFlight Rescue will join other Queensland aeromedical service providers, as tenants of a state of the art ‘super base’, to be purpose built at Brisbane Airport. LifeFlight’s commitment to the project was confirmed today (Fri 3rd) with the announcement by Queensland Treasurer Hon. Cameron Dick, that the Queensland State Government will contribute $10.4... Read more

IBAC Announces Women in Corporate Aviation Scholarship Recipients

IBAC Announces Women in Corporate Aviation Scholarship Recipients

7-Jun-2022Source: IBAC

  The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) participated in a virtual Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA) ceremony announcing the recipients of scholarships for the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operators (IS-BAO) and International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) workshops. Allison Couch was awarded the IS-BAO workshop and Ameer Mustafa the IS-BAH workshop scholarship. Allison... Read more

Nominations are open for HAI Salute To Excellence Awards Program

Nominations are open for HAI Salute To Excellence Awards Program

7-Jun-2022Source: HAI

  Do you know a team or individual in the rotorcraft or drone community who are outstanding in their profession? Or perhaps they conducted an exceptional operation that made the news? Helicopter Association International (HAI) is hoping you’ll tell us their story! HAI is pleased to announce that it is now accepting nominations for its... Read more

Spanish Police update Entrol H135 simulator

Spanish Police update Entrol H135 simulator

7-Jun-2022Source: Entrol

  In this H11 / H135 FTD Level 2 simulator will be included our high-resolution database, our FLIR based Long-range infrared camera, Vibration System and a Spherical Visual System with a field of view of 200º x 70º and six top-quality Full HD projectors. “This project is an important achievement for us, as we can... Read more

TCab Tech partners with Safran on electric motors for E20 eVTOL

TCab Tech partners with Safran on electric motors for E20 eVTOL

7-Jun-2022Source: Safran

Safran Electrical & Power, world leader in aircraft electrical systems, and TCab Tech, a leading eVTOL (electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing) aircraft company in China, have just announced a cooperation agreement to equip the E20 full-electric eVTOL aircraft with ENGINeUS™ electric smart motors. TCab Tech is currently developing E20, a 5-seater passenger-carrying eVTOL aircraft equipped... Read more

VFS Announces the Winners of the 2nd Design-Build-Vertical Flight Student Competition

VFS Announces the Winners of the 2nd Design-Build-Vertical Flight Student Competition

6-Jun-2022Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society today announces the winners of its second annual Design-Build-Vertical Flight (DBVF) Student Competition. The Ohio State University took first place, University of Maryland took second and the Pennsylvania State University took third:  Place University Location Team Cash Prize 1st Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio, USA Buckeye Vertical $2,000 2nd University of... Read more

Aidro becomes Qualified Supplier to Leonardo

Aidro becomes Qualified Supplier to Leonardo

6-Jun-2022Source: Aidro

  Aidro, a pioneer in the volume production of next-generation hydraulic and fluid power systems through metal additive manufacturing (AM) and a subsidiary of Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM), has become a qualified supplier of aluminum flight parts for leading aerospace, defense, and security company Leonardo through its helicopters division. Aidro is one of only two... Read more

Babcock Australasia appoints new Aviation and Critical Services leader

Babcock Australasia appoints new Aviation and Critical Services leader

6-Jun-2022Source: Babcock Australasia

  Babcock Australasia is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Newington as Director, Aviation and Critical Services with effect from 1 August 2022.  Peter has a strong track record as a leader in the aviation and critical services sector, currently serving as General Manager – Strategic Projects at CareFlight where he is responsible for... Read more

LifeFlight to join aeromedical super base

LifeFlight to join aeromedical super base

3-Jun-2022Source: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue will join other Queensland aeromedical service providers, as tenants of a state of the art ‘super base’, to be purpose built at Brisbane Airport. LifeFlight’s commitment to the project was confirmed today (Fri 3rd) with the announcement by Queensland Treasurer Hon. Cameron Dick, that the Queensland State Government will contribute $10.4 million... Read more

Lilium names long-time Airbus executive as new CEO

Lilium names long-time Airbus executive as new CEO

3-Jun-2022Source: Lilium

  Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, announced that it is accelerating its next phase of product delivery and business growth with the naming of Klaus Roewe, long-time Airbus executive, as CEO. Roewe will be joining Lilium on August 1, 2022. Daniel Wiegand, Lilium co-founder... Read more

ASU Veteran is Promoted to Vice President of Aviation Operations

ASU Veteran is Promoted to Vice President of Aviation Operations

3-Jun-2022Source: ASU

  Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) announced that 21-year ASU veteran, Kip McDermott, has been promoted to Vice President of Aviation Operations. “Kip has been part of the ASU team since 2001. As one of the first employees of ASU, Kip has the institutional and industry experience to grow ASU’s existing training and flight operations,” said... Read more

PHI Aviation Announces New Global Structure and Leadership Team

PHI Aviation Announces New Global Structure and Leadership Team

3-Jun-2022Source: PHI

PHI Aviation has announced a new global organization structure and leadership team. The changes will better align the organization and its resources to its customers’ needs and strategic growth and diversification opportunities in key geographies. Three global regions: Americas, APAC and EMEA Under the new structure, PHI Aviation will have three geographically-based operating units: PHI Americas... Read more

Cadorath partners with Rolls-Royce for new repair offering

Cadorath partners with Rolls-Royce for new repair offering

3-Jun-2022Source: Cadorath

Cadorath – headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada is announcing the completion of a new repair design in partnership with Roll-Royce. The new repair will fabricate and replace the air tube flanges on the Series IV Outer Combustion Case (OCC). Cadorath currently offers complete overhaul on this component and is also repairing the fuel nozzle boss and... Read more

Japan’s first SAF helicopter flight with H215

Japan’s first SAF helicopter flight with H215

2-Jun-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

  Airbus Helicopters in Japan and Japan’s leading helicopter operator Nakanihon Air (NNK) have jointly performed the country’s first ever helicopter flight powered with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). NNK’s H215 helicopter conducted a 30-minute flight at Nagoya Airport in Aichi Prefecture today. The aircraft was fueled with 600 litres of “SUSTEO 10”, a renewable jet... Read more

Leonardo Awards Cormorant Trophy

Leonardo Awards Cormorant Trophy

2-Jun-2022Source: Leonardo

  Leonardo remains fully engaged with the Canadian Government in relation to the upgrade of its CH-149 Cormorant Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter fleet. After distinguished 20-years of service life, the CH-149 Cormorant fleet requires a mid-life upgrade which is being proposed by Team Cormorant, a collaboration of Leonardo, together with its Canadian partners, IMP... Read more

Leonardo AW139 fleet in Australia grows stronger

Leonardo AW139 fleet in Australia grows stronger

2-Jun-2022Source: Leonardo

  Leonardo has announced a further expansion of its fleet of AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters in Australia with an order for three aircraft as part of Western Australia’s Emergency Rescue Helicopter Service (ERHS) fleet modernization effort to provide enhanced airborne capabilities. The helicopters will be supplied by leading helicopter operator CHC Australia to carry... Read more

DRF and Reiser develop the latest-generation Hoist Simulator

DRF and Reiser develop the latest-generation Hoist Simulator

2-Jun-2022Source: DRF Luftrettung

  DRF Luftrettung and manufacturer Reiser Simulation and Training are planning to launch an ultra-modern Helicopter Hoist Operation Simulator in spring 2023. It will elevate the training options for helicopter hoist operation to a new level. Its development drew on the many years of expertise that the two organisations have in air rescue, Helicopter Hoist... Read more

ATSB makes recommendation on TCAS training

ATSB makes recommendation on TCAS training

1-Jun-2022Source: Australian Government

  The pilot of an AW139 emergency medical service helicopter received a TCAS ‘resolution advisory’ collision alert while transiting airspace above Mangalore Airport en route to Royal Melbourne Hospital when a Piper Seminole aircraft conducted an unanticipated missed approach to the airport, an ATSB investigation report details. The report details that on the afternoon of... Read more

Eve partners with Porsche Consulting on future strategies

Eve partners with Porsche Consulting on future strategies

1-Jun-2022Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

  Eve Holding, Inc. (“Eve”) (NYSE: EVEX; EVEXW), a leader in the development of next-generation Urban Air Mobility (“UAM”) solutions and a carve-out from Embraer S.A. (“Embraer”), announced that it has chosen Porsche Consulting, Inc. to help define the eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) supply chain, global manufacturing and logistics macro strategy. Considering advanced... Read more

CMA requires CHC to unwind Babcock Offshore deal

CMA requires CHC to unwind Babcock Offshore deal

1-Jun-2022Source: UK Government

This decision by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) follows an in-depth Phase 2 investigation into the deal. CHC provides offshore transport in the oil and gas sector, including taking workers to and from rigs in the UK North Sea. Prior to the merger, Babcock also provided these services. The CMA found that the parties... Read more

Maui County Fire Dept adds BK117

Maui County Fire Dept adds BK117

1-Jun-2022Source: Hawaii News Now

Maui Fire Department officials say a new asset will help them cover more ground and save more lives. “A lot more cargo, a lot more firefighting capability, a lot more rescue capability,” said Maui Fire Chief Bradford Ventura. It comes at a perfect time as the county sees alarming numbers of wildfires. See Full Story.... Read more

London’s Air Ambulance officially opens its new helipad space

London’s Air Ambulance officially opens its new helipad space

1-Jun-2022Source: London's Air Ambulance

  Following a campaign during our 30th anniversary, we celebrated the official opening of London’s Air Ambulance’s new helipad space. The new offices are positioned closer to the flight deck, enabling the crew to reach the aircraft faster when a trauma call comes in. Therefore this development will potentially give London’s most critically injured patients... Read more

Bristow announces Q4 and full year 2022 earnings report

Bristow announces Q4 and full year 2022 earnings report

1-Jun-2022Source: Bristow

  Total revenues of $287.4 million in Q4 FY22 compared to $295.6 million in Q3 FY22 Net loss of $4.3 million, or $(0.15) per diluted share, in Q4 FY22 EBITDA adjusted to exclude special items and asset dispositions was $35.9 million in Q4 FY22 compared to $30.7 million in Q3 FY22 As of March 31, 2022,... Read more

NHV Group achieves 70,000 flying hours with the H175

NHV Group achieves 70,000 flying hours with the H175

31-May-2022Source: NHV

NHV Group is pleased to announce that our fleet of Airbus H175 has achieved over 70,000 flying hours, a whopping 50% of the total 140,000 H175 flying hours worldwide. Our success story with the H175 commenced in 2014, when NHV Group became the launching helicopter operator for this Super Medium Aircraft type. Initially, the aircraft... Read more

Drones that deliver medical supplies coming to Brazil

Drones that deliver medical supplies coming to Brazil

31-May-2022Source: Air Methods

Spright, the new drone division of Air Methods, and Synerjet Corp, a specialist in business aviation in Latin America, have signed an agreement under which the two companies will partner to operate drones to serve the healthcare market in Brazil. Under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by both companies, Synerjet will identify potential healthcare... Read more

EHang partners with CP Group to introduce UAM to Thailand

EHang partners with CP Group to introduce UAM to Thailand

31-May-2022Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Charoen Pokphand Group Co., Ltd. (“C.P. Group”), one of the largest conglomerates in Thailand, with an intent to establish a joint venture in Thailand for AAV sales and... Read more

DART Aerospace is acquired by Transdigm Group

DART Aerospace is acquired by Transdigm Group

31-May-2022Source: DART Aerospace

DART Aerospace, the industry leader in helicopter and aerospace mission-critical equipment, announced today that it has been acquired by TransDigm Group Inc. (NYSE: TDG). TransDigm, through its 48 wholly owned subsidiaries, is a leading global designer, manufacturer, and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components for use on nearly all commercial and military aircraft in service... Read more

HH Sheikha Mozah Bint Marwan Al Maktoum first woman to pilot AW609 tiltrotor

HH Sheikha Mozah Bint Marwan Al Maktoum first woman to pilot AW609 tiltrotor

30-May-2022Source: Leonardo

  Leonardo was honored to host Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Marwan Al Maktoum at its United States’ helicopter headquarters in Philadelphia, providing her the opportunity to personally test the revolutionary AW609, the world’s first tiltrotor set to receive civil certification. “Leonardo was honored to host Her Highness, providing this one-of-a-kind experience on the world’s... Read more

FinnHEMS contracts with Neste for fuel supply

FinnHEMS contracts with Neste for fuel supply

30-May-2022Source: FinnHEMS

  [electronic translation] FinnHEMS and Neste have entered into a five-year agreement for the supply of aviation fuel to the distribution stations at FinnHEMS bases and to the FinnHEMS distribution tank at Kittilä Airport.  The acquisition will ensure the reliable fuel supply of medical helicopters in all situations for the contract period. Approximately 700,000 liters of... Read more

Bristow Conducts Successful UK SAR Winch Paramedic Selection Event

Bristow Conducts Successful UK SAR Winch Paramedic Selection Event

30-May-2022Source: Bristow

  Bristow’s UK SAR team conducted a successful SAR Winch Paramedic selection event at Fleetwood Nautical College in May 2022, continuing its long history of innovation and excellence in aviation. The innovative program used a nationwide recruitment effort that solicited almost 300 applicants in late January from across the United Kingdom to apply for the UK SAR... Read more

Lilium and Livent to collaborate on lithium battery R&D

Lilium and Livent to collaborate on lithium battery R&D

30-May-2022Source: Lilium

  Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, and Livent Corporation (NYSE: LTHM) (“Livent”), one of the world’s leading producers of lithium products for the battery cell industry, announced today a research and development collaboration agreement. Lilium and Livent have agreed to collaborate on the advancement... Read more

Bristow announces Q4 and full year 2022 earnings call

Bristow announces Q4 and full year 2022 earnings call

30-May-2022Source: Bristow

  Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the global leader in innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions, today announced it will release financial results for its fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2022 after market close on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. In connection with the release, Bristow has scheduled a conference call for Wednesday, June 1,... Read more

Joby Receives Part 135 Certificate From the FAA

Joby Receives Part 135 Certificate From the FAA

30-May-2022Source: Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a California-based company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, today announced the Company has received a Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration, allowing Joby to begin on-demand commercial air taxi operations. Joby received the certification ahead of schedule, with completion of the process originally expected in... Read more

Advertising board responds to claims brought by Air Methods against Global Medical Response

Advertising board responds to claims brought by Air Methods against Global Medical Response

27-May-2022Source: BBB National Programs

  The National Advertising Division (NAD) of BBB National Programs determined that Global Medical Response, Inc. (GMR) provided a reasonable basis for certain advertising claims for its Air Ambulance Transport. However, NAD recommended that the advertiser clearly disclose qualifying information related to its AirMedCare Network (AMCN) subscription membership program. The claims at issue were challenged... Read more

Australia – Health Minister unveils Royal Perth Hospital helipad

Australia – Health Minister unveils Royal Perth Hospital helipad

27-May-2022Source: Australian Government

  Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson and Emergency Services Minister Stephen Dawson today unveiled Royal Perth Hospital’s (RPH) new 788 square metre $10 million heliport. The new heliport will allow the next-generation Emergency Rescue Helicopter Service (ERHS) to access RPH – ensuring sick and injured patients get to the hospital quicker from even further locations throughout... Read more

CHC has issues call for papers CHC Safety & Quality Summit 2022

CHC has issues call for papers CHC Safety & Quality Summit 2022

27-May-2022Source: CHC

CHC Helicopter has issued a call for papers for its annual CHC Safety & Quality Summit. After a two year hiatus brought about by the global pandemic, CHC will resume its annual Safety & Quality Summit.  The 2022 event will take place in The Westin, Irving hotel in Dallas over the period 11 to 13... Read more

Lawyer provides more info on Enstrom challenges and future vision

Lawyer provides more info on Enstrom challenges and future vision

27-May-2022Source: Enstrom

  A commitment to collaboration and a focus on creative problem-solving proved to be key in saving an Upper Peninsula helicopter manufacturer that had filed for bankruptcy and preserving 70-plus jobs. Acting as legal counsel for the Chapter 7 trustee, attorneys from Warner Norcross + Judd LLP worked to broker the sale of the Enstrom... Read more

Airbus Helicopters UK plans big expansion

Airbus Helicopters UK plans big expansion

26-May-2022Source: HeliHub.com

Airbus Helicopters base in the UK at Oxford Airport is set for a significant expansion, as the Airport and the OEM make a joint investment of £40 Million. The current facilities occupied by Airbus Helicopters has been very restrictive for some years now, and the new facility will create opportunities for every aspect of the... Read more

CHC starts 10 year Norwegian SAR contract

CHC starts 10 year Norwegian SAR contract

26-May-2022Source: CHC

  CHC Helikopterservice (CHC HS) started a new civilian-operated rescue helicopter service for the Governor’s Helicopter Service at Svalbard. Under the 10-year contract, CHC HS will provide 24/7 emergency rescue helicopters, with a six person crew, including a doctor, flying two Airbus AS332L1 plus one backup aircraft. EMEA’s General Operations Manager, Per Andre Rykhus said:... Read more

STARS adds H145 to serve Northern Alberta and the Peace Region

STARS adds H145 to serve Northern Alberta and the Peace Region

26-May-2022Source: STARS

  Together with patients, crew and supporters, STARS officially welcomed its new Airbus H145 helicopter to Northern Alberta and the Peace Region today. The new aircraft model, which will fly missions from STARS’ Grande Prairie base, is part of an initiative to replace and renew the non-profit air ambulance’s fleet across Western Canada. “Today is about celebrating the fact... Read more

CHC announce new 12-year contract with Department Fire and Emergency Services

CHC announce new 12-year contract with Department Fire and Emergency Services

26-May-2022Source: CHC

  CHC Helicopter is pleased to announce a new 12-year contract with the Department Fire and Emergency Services (DFES), Western Australia, to provide 24/7 emergency rescue helicopter operations.  Vince D’Rozario, CHC’s Regional Director Asia Pacific, said: “We are honoured to be awarded this contract. This award reinforces the strong partnership with DFES, established over the... Read more

CAAi to conduct Helicopter Underwater Escape Study

CAAi to conduct Helicopter Underwater Escape Study

26-May-2022Source: CAAi

Following a call for tender, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded a contract to CAA International (CAAi) for a research project to investigate underwater evacuations of offshore helicopters and occupant survivability. The research project ‘Helicopter Underwater Escape #2’ will be funded from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme and... Read more

Aernnova to Design and Build Lilium Jet Propulsion Mounting System

Aernnova to Design and Build Lilium Jet Propulsion Mounting System

26-May-2022Source: Lilium

  Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, has selected Aernnova, a leading aerospace component manufacturer, to collaborate on the Lilium Jet’s propulsion mounting system. A propulsion mounting system or “flap”, the structure that forms the rear part of the wings and front aerofoils, is one... Read more

Walmart to add drone delivery in six US states

Walmart to add drone delivery in six US states

26-May-2022Source: Walmart

We continue to expand our delivery operations to help customers get the items they need when they need them, and it’s been an exciting journey. From Express delivery, where customers can have items delivered to their doorsteps in as little as two hours, to InHome, where they can get those orders placed right into their... Read more

HAI Applauds Senate Introduction of the Advanced Aviation Infrastructure Modernization Act

HAI Applauds Senate Introduction of the Advanced Aviation Infrastructure Modernization Act

26-May-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) commends Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kans.) and Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) for introducing the Advanced Aviation Infrastructure Modernization (AAIM) Act. This bipartisan bill establishes a pilot program to provide planning grants for advanced air mobility (AAM) infrastructure. “The AAIM Act, offered by Senators Moran and Padilla, provides essential resources for state and local... Read more

First ACH130 flying with sustainable aviation fuel in Scandinavia

First ACH130 flying with sustainable aviation fuel in Scandinavia

26-May-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

  Helsinki Citycopter is committed to offering its Scandinavian customers exclusive flights in ACH130s while taking the first steps in reducing greenhouse gas emissions with Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ The first two ACH130s acquired by Helsinki Citycopter have just landed in Finland and is a cause for celebration for many reasons. Above all, it... Read more

Hotel Entrepreneur Erwin Jager steps in Luxury Helicopter Business

Hotel Entrepreneur Erwin Jager steps in Luxury Helicopter Business

25-May-2022Source: Barrows Hotel Enterprises

Hotel Entrepreneur Erwin Jager steps in Luxury Helicopter charter business. Motivated to add value to luxury hotel destinations, it offers especially wealthy travelers’ ultra-high comfort to improve transport between airport and hotel resort in unique locations. The idea came because we often arrived at our hotel locations tired and stressed after hours of travel. A... Read more

Avfuel adds NATA Sustainability Designation

Avfuel adds NATA Sustainability Designation

25-May-2022Source: Avfuel

  At Avfuel Corporation, sustainability is far more than just a selling point—for the leading global supplier of aviation fuel and services, it is a profound commitment to better the health of its communities and world. Toward this end, Avfuel applied for and was found to meet the requirements for NATA’s Sustainability Standard for Aviation... Read more

Life Flight Network to add 24-hour critical care transport base to Salem, Oregon

Life Flight Network to add 24-hour critical care transport base to Salem, Oregon

25-May-2022Source: Life Flight Network

  Life Flight Network, the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States, announced the addition of a 24-hour helicopter critical care transport base in Salem, Oregon. Life Flight Network’s highly trained flight crew will provide ICU level care to the communities of Oregon’s Willamette Valley and the surrounding area, augmenting their existing air medical services in... Read more

Enstrom bought by Surack Enterprises after MidTex financing issue

Enstrom bought by Surack Enterprises after MidTex financing issue

25-May-2022Source: Surack

  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

SaxonAir formally signs AW109SP GrandNew order for Q1 2023 delivery

SaxonAir formally signs AW109SP GrandNew order for Q1 2023 delivery

25-May-2022Source: SaxonAir

  SaxonAir, the independent UK business aviation operator, confirmed its order for an Agusta AW109 GrandNew helicopter on the opening day of EBACE, Monday 23 May. The latest variant, to be delivered in the first quarter of 2023, with the registration G-KLNA, replaces SaxonAir’s 2016 AW109SP, which was delivered new in 2016. Norwich-headquartered SaxonAir, which also... Read more

12,000 Wingcopter delivery drones for world’s largest commercial drone deployment

12,000 Wingcopter delivery drones for world’s largest commercial drone deployment

25-May-2022Source: Wingcopter

  German drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter and Continental Drones Ltd., a subsidiary of Ghana- and Dubai-based Atlantic Trust Holding, have signed a partnership agreement to help establish drone-based delivery networks with thousands of Wingcopter drones across the African continent. These networks will dramatically improve the reliability and efficiency of existing supply chains but also help create completely new ones.... Read more

Airbus commits to extending ACH130 Aston Martin Edition production

Airbus commits to extending ACH130 Aston Martin Edition production

25-May-2022Source: Airbus Corporate Helicopters

  Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) has committed to continuing production of the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition after selling out almost the entire initial production run faster than expected. The distinctive and stylish helicopter is a special version of the ACH130 featuring a range of interior and exterior designs created by Aston Martin which has captivated... Read more

MD Helicopters Delivers MD530F Conversion to High Line Helicopters

MD Helicopters Delivers MD530F Conversion to High Line Helicopters

25-May-2022Source: MD Helicopters

  MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces it delivered an FAA-certified MD 530F model aircraft to High Line Helicopters (HLH) this month. This is part of MDHI’s successful FAA-approved E-to-F conversion program. “The E-to-F conversion program provides an affordable option for MD 500E operators to boost power, capabilities, and maximum gross weight,” says Jason Lindauer, Vice President... Read more

Bell donates 407 to engineering training institute

Bell donates 407 to engineering training institute

25-May-2022Source: Clarksville NOW

  North Central Institute in Clarksville celebrated the unveiling Thursday of a helicopter donated to the school from Bell. The Bell 407 Fire X helicopter will be used as a training aid for aviation maintenance technicians passing through the doors of NCI. See Full Story. ... Read more

Royal Oman Police order Airbus H145

Royal Oman Police order Airbus H145

24-May-2022Source: HeliHub.com

Currently test flying with Airbus Helicopters in Germany is this H145 in the colours of the Royal Oman Police (ROP), although the number of aircraft is not yet known.  This is the operator’s first Airbus product and could be a foot in the door to other Airbus products in due course.  The Omani flag is... Read more

Leonardo’s VIP fleet set to grow in Europe

Leonardo’s VIP fleet set to grow in Europe

24-May-2022Source: Leonardo

Leonardo’s leadership in the world’s VIP/corporate multiengine helicopter market continues to grow with new orders announced today at EBACE 2022 (Geneva 23-25 May), including three AW109 GrandNew light twin, one AW109 Trekker and two AW139 intermediate twin helicopters with deliveries in UK, Italy and Germany in 2022 and 2023. Official distributor for UK & Ireland... Read more

Astronautics sells electromechanical product line to extant aerospace

Astronautics sells electromechanical product line to extant aerospace

24-May-2022Source: Astronautics

  Astronautics Corporation of America announces the sale of its legacy electromechanical product line to Extant Aerospace.  The agreement includes production, repairs, and spares activities associated with the company’s electromechanical horizontal situation indicator (HSI), attitude director indicator (ADI), and bearing distance heading indicator (BDHI) products. The sale is effective immediately and ongoing transfer activities that... Read more

Subaru completes first flight of 412 for JGSDF

Subaru completes first flight of 412 for JGSDF

24-May-2022Source: Subaru

  Subaru Corporation today completed the maiden flight of the New Utility Helicopter (UH-2) for Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) at its Aerospace Company Utsunomiya Plant, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. This helicopter, flown by Subaru’s flight crew, took off from the Utsunomiya Airfield and landed safely after its 30-minute flight. Subaru has developed the New Utility... Read more

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