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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

UK and US helicopters complete Exercise Swift Response in North Macedonia

UK and US helicopters complete Exercise Swift Response in North Macedonia

24-May-2022Source: UK Military

  UK and US helicopters have been finding and striking targets and lifting paratroopers and equipment into action together on Exercise Swift Response. Joint Helicopter Command’s Aviation Task Force 1 (ATF-1), which commands the attack, reconnaissance and support helicopters in the British Army’s global response force, is flying in support of the major multinational exercise in... Read more

Joby buys Avionyx to support FAA Certification Testing

Joby buys Avionyx to support FAA Certification Testing

24-May-2022Source: Joby Aviation

  Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a California-based company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, today announced its acquisition of Avionyx, an established aerospace software engineering firm, to support its aircraft type certification program with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Based in San Jose, Costa Rica, Avionyx has been a respected provider of software development... Read more

Bell honours heroes during National EMS Week

Bell honours heroes during National EMS Week

24-May-2022Source: Bell

  Somewhere, a dedicated team stands ready, waiting to launch a Bell aircraft, reach an emergency site and save a life. These brave emergency medical workers (EMS) workers are always prepared to serve their communities, which is why Bell wanted to recognize their unrelenting commitment to caring for patients – even in uncertain environments. Now,... Read more

Leonardo opens new Paris helicopter service center

Leonardo opens new Paris helicopter service center

23-May-2022Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced a further expansion of its helicopter customer support and training services in Europe with the establishment of a service center, headquartered at Paris-Le Bourget Airport. The new service center has already begun operations in mid-April and will act in strict coordination with Leonardo Belgium Logistics Hub, supporting the growing fleet of Leonardo commercial... Read more

Leonardo at EBACE 2022

Leonardo at EBACE 2022

23-May-2022Source: Leonardo

  Europe’s major executive air transport exhibition EBACE (European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition) is back this year in Geneva, Switzerland on 23-25 May, providing Leonardo a first chance to update the market what’s next in its VIP/corporate transport helicopter capability offer under the new Agusta VIP brand. EBACE marks the introduction of the new... Read more

Blade to acquire Monacair and two French heli operators

Blade to acquire Monacair and two French heli operators

23-May-2022Source: Blade Air Mobility

Blade Air Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLDE, “Blade”) a technology-powered global air mobility platform, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement (the “Agreement”) through its wholly-owned European subsidiaries to acquire the asset-light commercial passenger transport activities of three urban air mobility operators in Europe: Monacair SAM, Héli Sécurité and another leading helicopter operator in... Read more

Christophorus 16 air ambulance passes 15,000 hours

Christophorus 16 air ambulance passes 15,000 hours

23-May-2022Source: HeliRescue

  [electronic translation] On Saturday, May 7, 2022, the emergency doctor helicopter Christophorus 16 flew the 15,000. Use since the air rescue service in Oberwart. The crew was called to Graz for a secondary transport from Oberwart Hospital. A pregnant patient was taken directly to the delivery room at the State Hospital for the delivery... Read more

Alpine Aerotech Receives STC for EFIS in Bell 212/412

Alpine Aerotech Receives STC for EFIS in Bell 212/412

20-May-2022Source: ALPINE AEROTECH

ALPINE AEROTECH has officially received a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of Astronautics AFI 4700 RoadRunner EFIS on VFR/IFR Bell 212 and 412 rotorcraft. FAA and EASA validations are pending at this time. The Astronautics Flight Instrument (AFI) 4700 STC has been designed for Bell 212 and 412... Read more

Blade India launch new Goa routes

Blade India launch new Goa routes

20-May-2022Source: Blade India

Urban Air Mobility company, BLADE India in association with the state government of Goa, today announced the launch of three helicopter services for inbound travellers – by the seat flights connecting Goa airport to North, South Goa and old Goa airport, private charter services from Maharashtra and within Goa and experiential flights to soak in... Read more

Lilium applies for 37 new patent applications for engineering inventions

Lilium applies for 37 new patent applications for engineering inventions

19-May-2022Source: Lilium

  Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, announced 37 new patent applications, which have been published by the European Patent Office (“EPO”).  These are engineering inventions for the core technology around the Lilium Jet, spanning several domains: Energy, Propulsion, Structures and Interior, Avionics and Custom... Read more

Vita Inclinata ramps up production of its rescue and load stabilization technology

Vita Inclinata ramps up production of its rescue and load stabilization technology

19-May-2022Source: Vita Inclinata

  Vita Inclinata (Vita), developer and producer of precision aerospace and industrial stabilization devices, announced the company has quadrupled its manufacturing lines and added extra shifts to meet the global demand for its rescue and load stabilization technologies. Vita’s aggressive production expansion is in response to demand from all branches of the U.S. Military as well as global... Read more

Volocopter Collaborates with Microsoft on VoloIQ Aerospace Cloud Project

Volocopter Collaborates with Microsoft on VoloIQ Aerospace Cloud Project

19-May-2022Source: Volocopter

  Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), announced a strategic collaboration with Microsoft to develop an aerospace cloud system in Microsoft Azure that will address the nascent cloud computing requirements for eVTOLs, UAM, and autonomous aviation. Once primed for commercial use, Azure will support the digital platform VoloIQ, the operating system for Volocopter’s... Read more

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

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

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