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FAA proposes $617K fine against Interstate Helicopters

FAA proposes $617K fine against Interstate Helicopters

14-Sep-2021Source: FAA

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $617,100 civil penalty against Oklahoma-based Interstate Helicopters for allegedly conducting illegal charter flights. The FAA alleges that between September 2016 and April 2017, Interstate Helicopters conducted approximately 24 paid passenger-carrying flights in jet airplanes when it was only authorized to conduct flights in helicopters.... Read more

Cornwall Air Ambulance welcomes new CEO

Cornwall Air Ambulance welcomes new CEO

14-Sep-2021Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance

Cornwall Air Ambulance has welcomed a new Chief Executive Officer, Tim Bunting. Tim brings a wealth of experience with him, having previously worked for BBC Children in Need and held senior fundraising roles in the South West. In his first week in the job, Tim sat down to answer some questions about the role, his... Read more

EHang Added to FTSE Russell Global Equity Index Series

EHang Added to FTSE Russell Global Equity Index Series

14-Sep-2021Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company announces that the Company’s stock will be added as a constituent of the FTSE Russell Global Equity Index Series (“FTSE GEIS”), following FTSE’s most recent semi-annual review. The inclusions in the three indexes listed below will... Read more

Teledyne FLIR Unveils Radiometric Vue TZ20-R Thermal Zoom Drone Payload

Teledyne FLIR Unveils Radiometric Vue TZ20-R Thermal Zoom Drone Payload

14-Sep-2021Source: Teledyne

Teledyne FLIR made available the FLIR Vue® TZ20-R, a high resolution, thermal zoom gimbal, purpose-built for the DJI® V2 Matrice 200 Series and Matrice 300 airframes and includes radiometry to measure the temperature of every pixel in the scene. Featuring two 640×512 resolution FLIR Boson® thermal camera modules, with one providing a narrow-field-of-view (18 degrees) and... Read more

CareFlight Air and Mobile Services Receives Tenth Accreditation

CareFlight Air and Mobile Services Receives Tenth Accreditation

14-Sep-2021Source: CareFlight

CareFlight Air and Mobile Services recently received its 10th consecutive three-year accreditation from the Commission on the Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS). Premier Health’s CareFlight, which celebrates 38 years of service this fall, has been continuously CAMTS-accredited since 1994 – one of the first programs in the United States to undergo a review by... 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

Swoop Aero partners with Iris Automation

Swoop Aero partners with Iris Automation

14-Sep-2021Source: Swoop Aero

Australian drone-powered logistics company, Swoop Aero, and commercial drone safety innovator, Iris Automation, have entered into a partnership to offer Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) drone solutions to global clients seeking to safely unlock the skies above cities and solve logistics challenges in remote and rural areas. Swoop Aero has extensive experience providing drone... Read more

Samad Aerospace completes first CTOL flight of 50% scale e-Starling

Samad Aerospace completes first CTOL flight of 50% scale e-Starling

14-Sep-2021Source: Samad Aerospace

Cranfield based UK technology startup, Samad Aerospace, has reached a major milestone with the successful conventional take-off and landing (CTOL) flight test of the company’s 50% scale fully electric aircraft, the Starling, moving towards vertical take-off and landing (VTOL). Samad’s Starling project aims to commercialise the world’s first e-VTOL hybrid aircraft. Samad’s CEO, Dr Seyed... Read more

FAA Awards $100M to Develop Next Generation of Sustainable Aircraft Technology

FAA Awards $100M to Develop Next Generation of Sustainable Aircraft Technology

14-Sep-2021Source: FAA

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded more than $100 million for companies to help develop technologies that reduce fuel use, emissions and noise. The award is part of a series of steps President Biden is taking to coordinate leadership and innovation across the federal government, aircraft manufacturers, airlines, fuel producers... Read more

GetHeli opens charter quote platform to operators outside UK

GetHeli opens charter quote platform to operators outside UK

14-Sep-2021

Today, GetHeli is at the Air Charter Expo (ACE) event at London Biggin Hill Airport, and launches its platform to helicopter operators outside the UK. With a team of 12, including 8 in software development, GetHeli already claims 75% of the UK helicopter charter market use their platform, and they are now starting a gradual... Read more

Wingcopter Transport Blood Samples in Germany

Wingcopter Transport Blood Samples in Germany

14-Sep-2021Source: Wingcopter

26 kilometers (16 miles) between Greifswald and Wolgast – that is the distance over which Wingcopter drones recently transported blood samples in the Northeast German federal state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. The flights were carried out by Greifswald University Medical Center in cooperation with DRF Luftrettung and Wingcopter as part of the MV|LIFE|DRONE Challenge project of... Read more

Helitech Expo faces setback with just 50% of booths taken

Helitech Expo faces setback with just 50% of booths taken

13-Sep-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Helitech Expo – running in London 5-6 October – is looking like a very small shadow of its former self. Having been bought by Prysm Group from Reed in March 2020, the new owners renamed the event back to Helitech from its previous incarnation of Vertical Flight Expo. It retains the split between helicopters and... Read more

DRF holds its first Helicopter Hoist Operation symposium

DRF holds its first Helicopter Hoist Operation symposium

13-Sep-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

DRF Luftrettung has held its first International Helicopter Hoist Operation (HHO) Symposium. The main conclusion from it is that significant advances in hoist operation safety can be made when operators and manufacturers exchange their practical experiences. The presentations and discus-sions held from 2 to 3 September 2021 at the DRF Luftrettung Operation Center brought together... Read more

Sloane Helicopters celebrate 50 years in business

Sloane Helicopters celebrate 50 years in business

10-Sep-2021Source: HeliHub.com

There are very few companies in our industry who can proudly point to 50 years in business. Sloane Helicopters in the UK is one of these, and today they are holding a party to celebrate the landmark. Just five years after the company was founded by David George, he had the foresight to become the... Read more

North American Cabri Fleet Exceeds 50,000 Flight Hours

North American Cabri Fleet Exceeds 50,000 Flight Hours

10-Sep-2021Source: Precision Support Services

Precision Support Services, LLC., Guimbal’s North American Dealer, announced the North American fleet of Guimbal Cabri G2s exceeded 50,000 flight hours.   There are over forty Cabri G2s operating in the U.S. and Canada, representing 20+ flight schools, community colleges, universities, and private operators. Precision and Guimbal partnered to import the first Cabri G2 into... Read more

Leonardo returns to MSPO

Leonardo returns to MSPO

9-Sep-2021Source: Leonardo

Leonardo is participating in the MSPO in Poland, the International Defence Industry Exhibition that is held from 7 September 2021 to 10 September 2021 at Kielce. During its 30-year presence in Poland, now one of Leonardo’s four domestic market, the company has made significant investment in Polish defence industry, mainly through Polish helicopter manufacturer PZL-Świdnik, and... Read more

Airbus highlights space, defence and helicopters at DSEI

Airbus highlights space, defence and helicopters at DSEI

9-Sep-2021Source: Airbus

Airbus will showcase its leading range of products and services in the defence, space, secure communications and helicopter segments at the DSEI exhibition at Excel, London 14-17 September. The Airbus stand H6-122 will feature models of the A400M new generation airlifter and Skynet 6A military communications satellite, plus a large new model of the H175M... Read more

Leonardo & Kopter took part in the Hunter Association’s event

Leonardo & Kopter took part in the Hunter Association’s event

9-Sep-2021Source: Kopter

Leonardo, the owner of Kopter since April 2020, participated on the 4th of September in the 25th anniversary celebration of the Hunterverein at Mollis airfield showcasing on static and flight display an AW189 super medium helicopter from its Training Academy. The AW189 is the largest type in the AW Family, reaching a gross weight of... Read more

First helicopter engine runs using 100% sustainable fuel

First helicopter engine runs using 100% sustainable fuel

9-Sep-2021Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines performed a world first at its Bordes facility (Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France); a helicopter engine run on 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). During the test, a Makila 2 ran on a biofuel produced by TotalEnergies from residues and waste from the circular economy, specifically used cooking oil. A test campaign will now evaluate... Read more

MRO Insider Releases FBO Service Quoting Feature

MRO Insider Releases FBO Service Quoting Feature

9-Sep-2021Source: MRO Insider

MRO Insider announced last week that the platform has expanded to include FBO providers – allowing operators, schedulers, and dispatchers to request fuel pricing, ground transportation, and hangar rental in addition to detailing and disinfecting services. President Andy Nixon explained, “MRO Insider continues to be a platform for maintenance requests; we have continually worked to... Read more

Christoph Weser marks 25 years as a DRF base

Christoph Weser marks 25 years as a DRF base

8-Sep-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

For exactly 25 years, Bremen and the region around the Hanseatic city has been the area of ​​operation for the red and white rescue helicopter of the DRF Luftrettung: As an intensive care transport helicopter and in emergency rescue, Christoph Weser makes an important contribution to the emergency medical care of people in Bremen and... Read more

Taranaki Rescue to replace AW109 with BK117

Taranaki Rescue to replace AW109 with BK117

8-Sep-2021Source: Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust

The Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust announces it will replace the A109 helicopter that has served the region for the last 12 years. Its replacement, a BK117 aircraft is the most common rescue helicopter in New Zealand. It is a larger aircraft that can comfortably accommodate the increase in equipment required to enable the best possible... Read more

FAA approves Archer certification basis

FAA approves Archer certification basis

8-Sep-2021Source: Archer

Archer Aviation Inc. (“Archer”), a leading developer of all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (“eVTOL”) aircraft has been actively engaged with the FAA through its Center for Emerging Concepts & Innovation and the Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office to develop the airworthiness and environmental requirements necessary for full certification of its eVTOL aircraft. Archer is pleased... Read more

Pacific AirHub celebrates successful first year

Pacific AirHub celebrates successful first year

8-Sep-2021Source: Pacific AirHub

Pacific AirHub, a global leader in aircraft purchasing and sales is celebrating its first birthday. With a physical presence in New Zealand, Australia and Africa, they are leading experts in the aircraft and aircraft part sales industry and have been servicing an international market for a year. On this, the first birthday, the team are... Read more

More Airspace for Drone Operations

More Airspace for Drone Operations

8-Sep-2021Source: FAA

Drone pilots will have even more options than before when they seek permission to fly in controlled airspace this fall. The Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability, or LAANC, is getting a big enhancement that will enable drone pilots to operate in even more low-level airspace than before — and to know that they’re doing... Read more

Thai Aviation Services to replace S76Ds with AW139s

Thai Aviation Services to replace S76Ds with AW139s

7-Sep-2021Source: Milestone

The following announcement from Milestone comes as TAS is gradually getting rid of their five-strong Sikorsky S76D fleet.  Of these, two have been delivered to Caverton Helicopters in Nigeria and two of the others have not flown, one for two months and one for four months.  We understand one of the latter pair is destined... Read more

EASA issues 121 page report on admin burden to heli operators

EASA issues 121 page report on admin burden to heli operators

7-Sep-2021Source: EASA

EASA have published “Evaluation report on administrative burden for small helicopter operators”, completely missing the irony that the PDF is 121 pages long…..    Here is the introductory paragraph The EASA Rotorcraft Safety Roadmap (RSR)1 was adopted in December 2018 and contains recommendations to significantly reduce the number of helicopter accidents and incidents in Europe.... Read more

Russian Helicopters and Maritime University to partner on UAV research

Russian Helicopters and Maritime University to partner on UAV research

7-Sep-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

AAC Progress of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) and the Maritime State University signed an agreement on the joint creation of the Aviation and Marine Unmanned Systems Research and Production Cluster, which will consolidate competencies in the field of unmanned aircraft and unmanned maritime systems. The signing ceremony took place... Read more

Archer to collaborate with USAF on flight testing

Archer to collaborate with USAF on flight testing

7-Sep-2021Source: Archer Aviation

Archer Aviation Inc. (“Archer”), a leading developer of all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (“eVTOL”) aircraft, announced an agreement with the USAF to establish a collaborative strategy to explore the technical readiness and suitability of Archer’s eVTOL aircraft for USAF purposes. As Archer continues its work towards achieving FAA Type Certification of its eVTOL aircraft, flight... Read more

EHang completes BVLOS testing in Estonia

EHang completes BVLOS testing in Estonia

7-Sep-2021Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced its flagship passenger-grade AAV EHang 216 and Falcon logistics model have completed Beyond Visual Line of Sight (“BVLOS”) trial flights for airport transport and parcel delivery in Estonia under the European Union’s GOF 2.0 Integrated... Read more

AMS Heli Design extends relationship with seat manufacturer Autoflug

AMS Heli Design extends relationship with seat manufacturer Autoflug

7-Sep-2021Source: AUTOFLUG

The German company AUTOFLUG and American company AMS Heli Design already concluded their first cooperation agreement in spring 2019. As part of this agreement, the first customer projects have been worked on jointly in recent months. The cooperation initially focused on the current seats for civil helicopters from the AUTOFLUG FLYWEIGHT® seat family. “The successful... Read more

Russian Helicopters to present Ka62, VRT500 and VRT300 at EEF event

Russian Helicopters to present Ka62, VRT500 and VRT300 at EEF event

7-Sep-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

The Russian Helicopters holding of the State Corporation Rostec presented a line of the latest civilian equipment at the Eastern Economic Forum. Guests and participants of the forum will be able to familiarize themselves with the Ka-62 medium multipurpose helicopter, the VRT 500 light helicopter and the VRT 300 unmanned aerial vehicle . As part of the business program of the forum, specialists and... Read more

Eve Urban Air Mobility announces partnership in Australia

Eve Urban Air Mobility announces partnership in Australia

7-Sep-2021Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve Urban Air Mobility, an Embraer spinoff, and Microflite, one of Australia’s premier helicopter operators, announced a partnership that will lay the foundation for urban air mobility operations in Australia that is expected to start in 2026. Microflite and Eve plan to begin their partnership using helicopters, where appropriate, as a proof of concept to... Read more

Den Helder Airport welcomes Weststar from Malaysia

Den Helder Airport welcomes Weststar from Malaysia

7-Sep-2021Source: Den Helder Airport

June 19, 2021 has gone down in history as a historic milestone for Weststar Europe BV when the newly established entity, Weststar Maintenance BV, proudly took delivery of its first helicopter in its new hangar at Den Helder Airport. The helicopter, an AW-189 with registration number 9M-WST, recently arrived from Malaysia via the Belgian port... Read more

Russian Helicopters will supply four Arctic Mi-8AMTSh-VA to the Emergencies Ministry

Russian Helicopters will supply four Arctic Mi-8AMTSh-VA to the Emergencies Ministry

7-Sep-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (U-UAZ) of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) and the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Disaster Relief, within the framework of the Eastern Economic Forum, signed an agreement for the supply of four Arctic Mi helicopters -8AMTSH-VA. The document was signed by the... Read more

Western Australia Police to order second Airbus H145

Western Australia Police to order second Airbus H145

6-Sep-2021Source: Government of Western Australia

The McGowan Labor Government has today announced funding for a second police helicopter to give WA Police access to the newest and most advanced air support available, as part of the 2021-22 State Budget. $27.5 million will be spent to purchase and operate a new police helicopter, which is in addition to the new helicopter... Read more

Whirly-Girls Open 2022 Scholarship Season

Whirly-Girls Open 2022 Scholarship Season

3-Sep-2021Source: Whirly-Girls

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund, Inc. is proud to announce the opening of the 2022 scholarship season.  Deserving female aviators can apply for over $100,000 of helicopter flight training and educational scholarships.  These scholarships advance the helicopter industry by strengthening the talent pool and increasing diversity. Applications are due October 3st, 2021. This year, scholarship sponsors... Read more

Whirly-Girls annonce Garmin eLearning scholarship recipients

Whirly-Girls annonce Garmin eLearning scholarship recipients

3-Sep-2021Source: Whirly-Girls

Whirly-Girls International is pleased to announce the six deserving recipients of the Garmin eLearning scholarships for 2021. Garmin, long-time supporters of the Whirly-Girls, extended their support by offering eLearning courses to current Whirly-Girls International members. These scholarships provide the opportunity to complete theGTNEssentials 2.0 eLearning Course, G1000H NXi Fundamentals eLearning Course or the G1000H NXiAdvanced-IFR... Read more

Spectrum Aeromed makes two appointments

Spectrum Aeromed makes two appointments

3-Sep-2021Source: Spectrum Aeromed

Spectrum Aeromed is proud to announce the promotion of one employee and the hiring of another who both have a focus on maintaining quality standards at the company’s headquarters in Fargo, North Dakota, USA. Sara Engen is the new Quality Assurance Manager and Brandi Griffith is the new Production Manager. Engen has been with Spectrum... Read more

Embraer’s Eve leads workgroup on use of UAM in Rio de Janeiro

Embraer’s Eve leads workgroup on use of UAM in Rio de Janeiro

3-Sep-2021Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve Urban Air Mobility (“Eve”), an Embraer spinoff, is cooperating with strategic partners and government entities for the development of a new concept of operations (CONOPS) for the future market of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) taking place in Rio de Janeiro. The objective is to convert the acquired knowledge into a working data and analysis... Read more

Babcock sold offshore operation to CHC for just £10M ($14M)

Babcock sold offshore operation to CHC for just £10M ($14M)

2-Sep-2021

Stock exchange returns by parent company Babcock International Group plc reveal that the company realised just £10 Million (US$13.79 at today’s rate) from the disposal of its offshore helicopter operations to CHC.  The release below refers to “about 30 aircraft” – and our sister organisation Parapex Media says it is exactly 30, made up as... Read more

LCI grounds two Elitaliana AW169s

LCI grounds two Elitaliana AW169s

2-Sep-2021Source: HeliHub.com

There are very few countries where the national registration authority openly lists a registration cancellation as being due to an IDERA (Irrevocable Deregistration and Export Request Authorisation).  The website of CAA in Australia describes an IDERA as “a voluntary measure that provides greater security to creditors by preventing a debtor from flying an aircraft to... Read more

FAA Releases Data Showing Trends in Dangerous Laser Strikes

FAA Releases Data Showing Trends in Dangerous Laser Strikes

2-Sep-2021Source: FAA

Shining a laser at an aircraft poses a serious safety threat and can result in large fines and criminal penalties. Working to identify trends in laser strikes, the U.S. Transportation Department’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has developed a visualization tool that analyzes laser strike data from 2010 to 2020. Using the Tableau software platform, the tool... Read more

Joby and NASA partner to measure EVTOL noise

Joby and NASA partner to measure EVTOL noise

2-Sep-2021Source: Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation, Inc. (“Joby” or “the Company; NYSE:JOBY”) this week became the first company to fly an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft as part of NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) National Campaign. NASA’s AAM National Campaign is designed to promote public confidence in emerging aviation markets, such as passenger air taxis, through flight... Read more

Bristow Group to Present at the 2021 Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference

Bristow Group to Present at the 2021 Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference

2-Sep-2021Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the global leader in vertical flight solutions, will present a virtual presentation at the Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference on September 10, 2021. Bristow’s President and Chief Executive Officer Chris Bradshaw and Chief Financial Officer Jennifer Whalen are scheduled to present on September 10, 2021 at 8:35 a.m. ET and participate... Read more

AEM Acquires Eagle Audio

AEM Acquires Eagle Audio

2-Sep-2021Source: AEM

AEM has announced the acquisition of Eagle Audio Systems, a division of Eagle Copters Ltd. (Eagle). The acquisition of the Calgary-based aircraft audio designer includes their flagship P139-HD Digital Audio System and custom avionics consoles for the AS350 / H125 aircraft, as well as dimmer power supplies, audio mixers and power converters. The terms of... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $48M parts LRIP order for CH-53K

Sikorsky awarded $48M parts LRIP order for CH-53K

2-Sep-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $48,064,287 firm-fixed-price order (N0001921F0709) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This order procures eight spare part and management and delivery of parts in support of the CH-53K low rate initial production configuration aircraft.  Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut (64.24%);... Read more

Helitech Expo – What can you expect to see at the show this year?

Helitech Expo – What can you expect to see at the show this year?

2-Sep-2021Source: Prysm Group

If you haven’t already seen, the Helitech Expo – the UK’s largest event for the aviation industry – is back this year under the new management of the Prysm Group, and promises to deliver some incredible features, from industry-leading keynote speakers, to helicopter safety workshops! With industry leading exhibitors, 100 seminars and an incredible schedule... Read more

CHC completes acquisition of Babcock Offshore operations

CHC completes acquisition of Babcock Offshore operations

1-Sep-2021Source: CHC

HeliHub.com editor note.  Ahead of reading this press release, please bear in mind that the UK Competition and Markets Authority still has an open investigation into this transaction – and hence one paragraph has been emboldened by us. The CMA has confirmed to HeliHub.com that their Initial Enforcement Order prevents the two organisations being integrated  ... Read more

New Bozeman-based Billings Clinic air ambulance now in operation

New Bozeman-based Billings Clinic air ambulance now in operation

31-Aug-2021Source: Metro Aviation

Billings Clinic is pleased to announce that its new helicopter air ambulance service in Bozeman is now in service. This is an expansion of the Billings-based fixed wing MedFlight Air Ambulance service and provides an extension of critical lifesaving transportation throughout the region. “Having this service in Bozeman saves critical time for patients who need... Read more

GrandView Aviation to host free ‘Girls in Aviation Day’

GrandView Aviation to host free ‘Girls in Aviation Day’

31-Aug-2021Source: GrandView Aviation

GrandView Aviation, a corporate sponsor of Women in Aviation International (WAI), will host its first Girls in Aviation Day, in partnership with WAI, at Martin State Airport in Middle River, Maryland on September 25th, 2021. “We cannot wait to introduce these girls to all the potential career opportunities in aviation and enjoy a great day... Read more

EP Systems Powers Archer’s Maker eVTOL Demonstrator

EP Systems Powers Archer’s Maker eVTOL Demonstrator

31-Aug-2021Source: EP Systems

EP Systems is powering Archer Aviation’s Maker eVTOL demonstrator vehicle with its VersaPower battery system. EP Systems’ legacy VersaPower battery family has laid the foundation for its next generation EPiC technology. Its compact, high-performance design has allowed EP Systems to take lessons learned and optimize its features into the brand new EPiC product line for... Read more

Russian Defence Minister views new Mi-8MTV-5M

Russian Defence Minister views new Mi-8MTV-5M

31-Aug-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

The Kazan Helicopter Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) was visited by a delegation from the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation headed by Sergei Shoigu within the framework of a visit to the Republic of Tatarstan. The Russian Defense Minister was shown a modernized version of the... Read more

Alterra Mountain Co acquires Purcell Heli-Skiing

Alterra Mountain Co acquires Purcell Heli-Skiing

31-Aug-2021Source: Alterra Mountain Company

Alterra Mountain Company announced that it has closed on the purchase of Purcell Heli-Skiing in British Columbia, Canada. The business and ski tenure will be incorporated into the company’s premier mountain experience, CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures, adding nearly half a million acres to the already largest heli-skiing operation in North America. Purcell Heli-Skiing was... Read more

HAI Scholarship applications open

HAI Scholarship applications open

30-Aug-2021Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) annually offers up to 15 scholarships to help support students studying to become part of tomorrow’s helicopter industry. If you meet the eligibility requirements listed below, HAI encourages you to apply. We’re here to help you achieve your dream! Apply Today! Bill Sanderson Aviation Maintenance Technician Scholarship Be about to graduate... Read more

DRF Luftrettung flies its millionth mission

DRF Luftrettung flies its millionth mission

30-Aug-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

On August 19, 2021, DRF Luftrettung and its subsidiaries carried out the one millionth air rescue mission – each with the aim of providing medical care to people in need as quickly as possible. In addition to the historical number that was reached at the Munich station on behalf of all emergency crews, the air rescuers... Read more

United Rotorcraft contract for five S70i Black Hawks

United Rotorcraft contract for five S70i Black Hawks

30-Aug-2021Source: United Rotorcraft

United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation, has awarded Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, a contract for five S-70™ Black Hawk® helicopters. The bulk order will enable United Rotorcraft, as the only company authorized by Sikorsky to modify Black Hawk aircraft to the FIREHAWK® configuration, to quickly deliver these new production aircraft for aerial... Read more

Bristow working with Electra.aero on hybrid-electric eSTOL

Bristow working with Electra.aero on hybrid-electric eSTOL

26-Aug-2021

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the world’s leading global provider of vertical flight solutions to government and civil organizations, and Electra.aero, Inc. a pioneering developer of clean and efficient aviation technology solutions, today announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to pursue a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) and Purchase Agreement under which the two... Read more

Russian Helicopters finances Ka52M production with 40 billion rubles from PSB

Russian Helicopters finances Ka52M production with 40 billion rubles from PSB

26-Aug-2021Source: Rus

The Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) and Promsvyazbank (PSB) during the Army-2021 International Military-Technical Forum signed a loan agreement on the allocation of Progress AAK about 40 billion rubles to financially support the implementation of the contract under the state defense order concluded between the enterprise and the Ministry of Defense... Read more

Onboard Systems delivers first H125 hook system for factory installation

Onboard Systems delivers first H125 hook system for factory installation

26-Aug-2021Source: Onboard Systems

Onboard Systems International, LLC, a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, announced that it has shipped the first delivery of their TALON® LC Hydraulic Cargo Hook Swing System for factory installation at the Airbus H125 final assembly line (FAL) in Marignane, France. The new swing system was developed under contract with Airbus Helicopters... Read more

Leonardo’s Norway Training Centre Update

Leonardo’s Norway Training Centre Update

26-Aug-2021Source: Leonardo

Leonardo’s Norway Training Centre (NTC) is currently teaching aircraft type-training to the latest Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) search and rescue (SAR) crews as they convert from the Sea King to the AW101 SAR Queen helicopter. The crews will form the third SAR base in Norway at Banak. Over the course of the next three... Read more

HyPoint to develop hydrogen fuel cells for Piasecki helicopters

HyPoint to develop hydrogen fuel cells for Piasecki helicopters

26-Aug-2021Source: HyPoint

HyPoint, the company developing zero carbon-emission turbo air-cooled hydrogen fuel cell systems for aviation and urban air mobility, today announced that it has entered into a multi-phase collaborative development agreement with Piasecki Aircraft Corporation (PiAC), a pioneer in advanced rotorcraft and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) platforms and technologies, for the development and certification of a hydrogen fuel... Read more

Donated Fire Fighting Helicopters arrive in Greece from Australia

Donated Fire Fighting Helicopters arrive in Greece from Australia

26-Aug-2021Source: Greek City Times

Greek industrial company Mytilineos SA has sourced from Australia 4 fully equipped fire fighting helicopters to help bring under control the fires that have been raging in Greece in recent weeks. The company said in a statement this week that it was bringing to Greece four Bell 214 BI helicopters and a crew of 20... Read more

Archer Expands Business Leadership Team

Archer Expands Business Leadership Team

26-Aug-2021Source: Archer Aviation

California-based Archer Aviation Inc. (“Archer” or the “Company”), a leading Urban Air Mobility company and developer of all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (“eVTOL”) aircraft, announced two new hires: Tosha Perkins, who has joined the company as Chief People Officer and Andy Missan, who has joined as Chief Legal Officer. In her role, Perkins will manage hiring... Read more

Dufour publishes spec of Aero3, its tilt-wing eVTOL

Dufour publishes spec of Aero3, its tilt-wing eVTOL

26-Aug-2021Source: Dufour Aerospace

Dufour Aerospace published specification details on the Aero3, its flagship product. The Aero3 is a VTOL tilt-wing aircraft that will combine exceptional space, load and range for various transportation missions including most of today’shelicopter applications. This piloted, multi-purpose hybrid aircraft is a successor to the unmanned demonstrator aircraft test flown by Dufour Aerospace since 2020.... Read more

FAA Invests $766M to Build Safer, More Sustainable Airports

FAA Invests $766M to Build Safer, More Sustainable Airports

26-Aug-2021Source: FAA

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded more than $766 million in grants to build safer, more sustainable and more accessible airports across the United States. The funding from the fifth round of FY 2021 Airport Improvement Program grants will pay for projects at 279 airports in 44 states plus Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S.... Read more

First S-300CBi produced by Schweizer RSG sold to New Zealand

First S-300CBi produced by Schweizer RSG sold to New Zealand

26-Aug-2021Source: Oceania Aviation

Oceania Aviation has secured the sale of what will be the first S-300CBi off Schweizer’s new factory line.  This is the first S-300CBi production model since the purchase of the Schweizer assets by Schweizer RSG in 2018, and a significant milestone for the Schweizer aircraft and its proven helicopter line. Oceania Aviation, an approved distributor... Read more

Russian Helicopters presents future cockpit concept at Army-2021 forum

Russian Helicopters presents future cockpit concept at Army-2021 forum

25-Aug-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

The Russian Helicopters holding of the Rostec State Corporation, within the framework of the Army-2021 International Military-Technical Forum, presented a layout of the cockpit of promising Russian helicopters, made taking into account modern requirements for ergonomics and functionality. This model will allow to work out several technologies at once, including the use of a sensor “glass... Read more

Archer partners with Reef for city UAM landing sites

Archer partners with Reef for city UAM landing sites

25-Aug-2021Source: Archer Aviation

California-based Archer Aviation Inc. (“Archer” or the “Company”), a leading developer of an Urban Air Mobility ecosystem and all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (“eVTOL”) aircraft, today announced it will work with REEF to develop plans for urban takeoff and landing sites. REEF, the largest operator of mobility and logistics hubs in the US, transforms urban... Read more

Russian Helicopters makes first sale of new Ka-52M model

Russian Helicopters makes first sale of new Ka-52M model

25-Aug-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

The Russian Helicopters holding of the Rostec State Corporation and the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation during the Army-2021 international military-technical forum signed a contract for the supply of the first serial upgraded Ka-52M combat helicopters. The first vehicles will go to the troops in 2022. Deliveries of the upgraded helicopters will begin after... Read more

Dakota Air Parts to receive 39 containers of UH-1 and AH-1 parts

Dakota Air Parts to receive 39 containers of UH-1 and AH-1 parts

25-Aug-2021Source: Dakota Air Parts

Dakota Air Parts Intl., Inc. has announced that it has initiated the receiving process at U.S. Port from a long-awaited massive multi-continent uplift consisting primarily of UH-1 Iroquois and AH-1 Cobra helicopter parts, components, and related equipment, plus many other aircraft platforms (see below) back to its facilities in the United States. DETAILS: The arrival... Read more

Bolt taxi app partners with London’s Air Ambulance Charity

Bolt taxi app partners with London’s Air Ambulance Charity

25-Aug-2021Source: London’s Air Ambulance Charity

Bolt, London’s fastest growing ride-hailing operator is partnering with London’s Air Ambulance Charity in recognition of their 32 year service providing round the clock trauma care to the people of London. London’s Air Ambulance is reliant on public donations to meet its annual running costs of £11 million. As an adoptive Londoner, the afternoon of... Read more

Savback Helicopters appoints Customer Relationship Manager

Savback Helicopters appoints Customer Relationship Manager

25-Aug-2021Source: Savback Helicopters

Savback Helicopters has expanded its team further, by adding Davide Schillaci as Customer Relationship Manager Davide, who is based in Italy, has a long career within the internationalization sector, starting his career in 2005 as an Export Manager. For the past 18 years, he has been advising several companies on a wide range of strategic... Read more

MRO Insider Upgrades Customer Review System

MRO Insider Upgrades Customer Review System

25-Aug-2021Source: MRO Insider

MRO Insider announced last week that the company has released an update to their technology allowing aircraft operators to post public facing reviews of service providers. This feature is available to all operators and at this time is not specific to events streamlined through the MRO Insider network. Any operator who has meaningful feedback on... Read more

Hill Helicopters unveils skid landing gear option for new HX50/HC50

Hill Helicopters unveils skid landing gear option for new HX50/HC50

24-Aug-2021Source: Hill Helicopters

With this new option, the Hill HX50/HC50 becomes the only single turbine helicopter outside the ultralight cageory to offer purchasers the option of wheels or skids.  The only other models currently offered with these options are the twin-turbine Leonardo AW109 and the Bell 429.  Ed. Rugeley, U.K. – August 24, 2021: Hill Helicopters today unveiled... Read more

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