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HeliOffshore completes successful 2022 Conference

HeliOffshore completes successful 2022 Conference

26-Apr-2022Source: HeliOffshore

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

Safran renews MCO contract for French government engines for 10 years

Safran renews MCO contract for French government engines for 10 years

26-Apr-2022Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

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

Meet the BHA at RotorTech

Meet the BHA at RotorTech

26-Apr-2022Source: RotorTech

RotorTech, in association with BHA, will incorporate a ‘Meet the BHA’ initiative for its 2022 Event with a BHA meeting area and a seminar event hosted by Tim Fauchon, CEO of the association. The seminar will include a swift round-up of EASA, Department for Transport, and CAA issues and plans which may affect the private... Read more

HAI annonces 2022 Scholarship winners

HAI annonces 2022 Scholarship winners

26-Apr-2022Source: HAI

Thirteen aviation students receive awards supporting HAI’s mission to educate next generation of vertical flight professionals. HAI has awarded 13 scholarships for 2022, the association announced Apr. 14. The scholarships, which are open to students around the world, support HAI’s mission to educate the next generation of rotorcraft professionals. HAI makes available annually up to... Read more

Native Air 7 celebrates 20 years of serving Central Arizona

Native Air 7 celebrates 20 years of serving Central Arizona

26-Apr-2022Source: Air Methods

Native Air, a subsidiary of Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider in the U.S., announced that it is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of its Native Air 7 air ambulance service this month long. Since opening their doors in April 2002, the Native Air 7 crew has remained committed to providing lifesaving care to residents in... Read more

NAAA cautions drone operators to steer clear of manned ag aircraft

NAAA cautions drone operators to steer clear of manned ag aircraft

25-Apr-2022Source: Ag Aircraft

As the nation enters the upcoming growing season, the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) is asking all unmanned aircraft (UA) operators to be mindful of low-altitude manned agricultural aircraft operations. Agricultural aviators treat 127 million acres of cropland in the United States each year and perform a variety of services that help farmers increase productivity... Read more

Robb Report features Hill Helicopters HX50

Robb Report features Hill Helicopters HX50

25-Apr-2022Source: Yahoo

Pilots may soon be able to say farewell to charter firms and fleets—that is, if Hill Helicopters has anything to say about it. The British aviation outfit has unveiled what it claims is the “world’s first fully private helicopter.” The brainchild of chief engineer Jason Hill, the new Hill HX50 is designed specifically for private... Read more

GE Aviation joins Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials to help advance SAF

GE Aviation joins Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials to help advance SAF

25-Apr-2022Source: GE Aviation

GE Aviation, a world-leading provider of aircraft engines, systems and services, has recently joined the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) to further advance its ambition to be a net-zero company by 2050 and help the aviation industry decarbonize. By becoming an RSB member, GE Aviation looks to collaborate on standards-setting and policy discussions that incentivize... Read more

HAI Board appoints special advisor on international issues

HAI Board appoints special advisor on international issues

25-Apr-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Francois Lassale as special advisor – international by the association’s board of directors. Lassale, formerly with HeliOffshore and now CEO of Heli SGI in Denpasar Selatan, Bali, Indonesia, was chosen for the new post during HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 in Dallas in March. “We are... Read more

Rotorcorp President Reappointed to US Trade Committee

Rotorcorp President Reappointed to US Trade Committee

25-Apr-2022Source: Rotorcorp

Rotorcorp LLC announced the official appointment of company President Sean T. Casey to a second term as a member of the Industry Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC) for Aerospace Equipment. ITACs are a unique public-private partnership jointly managed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Office of United States Trade Representative (USTR) that engages business... Read more

Archer Aviation Announces Leadership Transition

Archer Aviation Announces Leadership Transition

25-Apr-2022Source: Archer Aviation

Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR) today announced that Adam Goldstein has been named sole CEO, as the company prepares for its next phase of growth in the fast-developing urban air mobility market. Brett Adcock, Archer’s co-founder and former co-CEO, will remain on the Company’s Board of Directors. The Company took this step, which it believes... Read more

Spidertracks announces new equity investor

Spidertracks announces new equity investor

25-Apr-2022Source: Spidertracks

Spidertracks, the market leader in aircraft tracking, fleet management, and aviation safety solutions, announces the close of a significant growth equity recapitalization with Arcadea Group, the only permanent-capital growth equity investor in software companies globally. ‍ The transaction will enable sustained, strong growth and rapidly increased innovation as the Company scales up to meet global... Read more

Skytrac acquires TrooTrax flight following and mission platform

Skytrac acquires TrooTrax flight following and mission platform

25-Apr-2022Source: SKYTRAC

SKYTRAC, a global leader in aerospace intelligent connectivity and satellite communications, today announced it has acquired the assets of Troo Corporation’s (“Troo”) aviation division. The acquisition includes the TrooTrax platform, which provides real-time map-based predictive flight following, mission monitoring, and location intelligence to Operational Control Centers (OCCs) and flight departments around the world. Founded in... Read more

Leonardo supports Sloane Helicopters expansion of VIP twin market in UK and Ireland

Leonardo supports Sloane Helicopters expansion of VIP twin market in UK and Ireland

25-Apr-2022Source: Leonardo

With a global fleet of more than 900 VIP/corporate helicopters, over 35% of which are based in Europe (the world’s largest commercial helicopter market) and 13% flying in UK and Ireland, it is clear Leonardo’s executive aircraft are popular among private, charter and scheduled services operators in this market. Leonardo has a long established presence... Read more

Castle Air double the size of Biggin Hill facility

Castle Air double the size of Biggin Hill facility

25-Apr-2022Source: Castle Air Group

Castle Air Group; (The leading UK based helicopter company), double the size of their London Biggin Hill Airport facility with the addition of a 20,000-sq ft  adjacent  hangar and office space.  As Castle Air Group continues to expand, (with the recent addition of the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust contract), the leading London helicopter provider hopes... Read more

Eve and Thales enter partnership to develop eVTOL

Eve and Thales enter partnership to develop eVTOL

25-Apr-2022Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve UAM, LLC, an Embraer company, and Thales, a global technology leader providing solutions, services and products in the defense, aeronautics, space, transportation, digital identity, and security markets, have teamed up to support the development of Eve’s electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) in Brazil. The strategic partnership involves a series of joint studies... Read more

Mountainflyers achieves 2000 hours on Bell 505 fleet

Mountainflyers achieves 2000 hours on Bell 505 fleet

25-Apr-2022Source: Bell

Mountainflyers started its operations with the Bell 505 over two years ago, having taken delivery of its first 505 in March 2020. It operates a fleet of three Bell 505s at three different locations, which between them have already accumulated a milestone 2,000 flight hours. Thanks to the aircraft’s impressive versatility, Mountainflyers’ utilization of the... Read more

UK Helicopter pilot sentenced for forging licence

UK Helicopter pilot sentenced for forging licence

25-Apr-2022Source: CAA

A commercial helicopter pilot has been sentenced to 24 months imprisonment, suspended for 24 months, at Lewes Crown Court on 6 April 2022 for forging revalidations in his pilot’s licence, making false entries in his personal flying log and flying a helicopter without an appropriate licence. Giles Dumper, 41, of Horley, West Sussex, was sentenced... Read more

Air Covers receives Queen’s Award for International Trade

Air Covers receives Queen’s Award for International Trade

22-Apr-2022Source: Air Covers

Air Covers has been given the Queen’s Award for International Trade, by the Lord Lieutenant of Powys at the company’s premises on Wrexham Industrial Estate. The Award is the highest independent business accolade in the UK and reflects year on year growth by the specialist protective cover company. Air Covers uses 3D Lidar scanning to... Read more

VFS Announces 2022 DiversiFlite Winners

VFS Announces 2022 DiversiFlite Winners

20-Apr-2022Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society today announced the selected participants for its inaugural DiversiFlite Scholars program. The three winners will be recognized at the Grand Awards Breakfast on Thursday, May 12, 2022, during the Society’s 78th Annual Forum & Technology Display in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. The program selects promising engineering students interested in vertical flight... Read more

City of Fontana spends $2.8M in coronavirus aid on pre-owned AS350B2

City of Fontana spends $2.8M in coronavirus aid on pre-owned AS350B2

20-Apr-2022Source: The Sun

Fontana will spend $2.8 million in American Rescue Plan funds on a previously-owned helicopter to bolster public safety and fire and emergency medical services. See Full Story. ... Read more

Columbia River Bar Pilots to replace AW109SP with new aircraft

Columbia River Bar Pilots to replace AW109SP with new aircraft

20-Apr-2022Source: HeliHub.com

Columbia River Bar Pilots have utilised a helicopter to transfer marine pilots for over 20 years, having commenced with an MD Explorer as a trial back in 1998.  Settling for the AW109 platform, they utilised both a 109K2 and then a 109E Power, with flight operations managed by Arctic Air Service. In 2012, and in... Read more

Bristow formalises partnership with Helicentre Aviation for UK Pilot Training

Bristow formalises partnership with Helicentre Aviation for UK Pilot Training

19-Apr-2022Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the global leader in innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Helicentre Aviation Ltd, the UK’s leading helicopter training academy, to serve as its preferred provider of ab-initio commercial pilot training. Under the MOU, through this collaborative initiative, Bristow will support Helicentre with... Read more

Means of Compliance proposals submitted for Lilium

Means of Compliance proposals submitted for Lilium

19-Apr-2022Source: Lilium

Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, announced today that it has submitted a full set of Means of Compliance proposals to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (“EASA”) for the type certification of the Lilium Jet. The submission to EASA represents a milestone on the... Read more

Wisk partners with AAM infrastructure specialist Skyports

Wisk partners with AAM infrastructure specialist Skyports

19-Apr-2022Source: Wisk

Wisk Aero, a leading Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company and developer of the first all-electric, self-flying air taxi in the US, and Skyports, the world-leading designer, developer, and operator of vertiports (landing sites for eVTOL aircraft), are partnering to integrate autonomous, electric, vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft operations at vertiports and other ground-based infrastructure.... Read more

UK AAIB Bulletin – April 2022

UK AAIB Bulletin – April 2022

14-Apr-2022Source: AAIB

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Leonardo AW189 (G-MCGU), emergency landing following failure of heating duct, 3 nm south-east of Porthcawl, Wales, 4 March 2021... Read more

Difco starts construction of first US eVTOL vertiport

Difco starts construction of first US eVTOL vertiport

14-Apr-2022Source: DIFCO

DIFCO, Inc.® of Davenport, IA, initiated construction on America’s first electric Vertical Take Off and Landing (eVTOL) vertiport facility in Rock Island, Illinois. Officially named; The Corporal Jason G. Pautsch Vertiport, the site is located centrally within the four Quad Cities metropolitan area and will include corporate hangar facilities for lease, refueling services, an executive... Read more

Indian Coast Guard adds two more Dhruv helicopters

Indian Coast Guard adds two more Dhruv helicopters

14-Apr-2022Source: The New Indian Express

In a major boost to India’s Maritime Security, two indigenously designed and manufactured Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) MK III were formally welcomed on March 31 at the Indian Coast Guard Air Enclave in Kochi. Aircraft were ceremonially inducted into service with a traditional water cannon salute. The induction marks a boost to coastal security... Read more

Rocket Lab to try mid-air helicopter capture of Electron rocket

Rocket Lab to try mid-air helicopter capture of Electron rocket

14-Apr-2022Source: Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab USA, Inc (Nasdaq: RKLB) (“Rocket Lab”), a leading launch and space systems company, has announced that during its next Electron launch, a commercial rideshare mission currently scheduled in April 2022, the company will attempt a mid-air helicopter capture of the Electron launch vehicle for the first time. The “There and Back Again” mission,... Read more

KAMAN receives follow-on award for HH-60W cockpit

KAMAN receives follow-on award for HH-60W cockpit

14-Apr-2022Source: Kaman

Kaman Aerospace Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN), announced that its Kaman Aerospace Jacksonville Division located in Jacksonville, Florida (Kaman) has received a follow on award from Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), for the HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) cockpit. This award secures deliveries of the HH-60W cockpit from 2022... Read more

Salford Royal helipad construction to begin with £2M funding pledge

Salford Royal helipad construction to begin with £2M funding pledge

14-Apr-2022Source: HELP Appeal

Thanks to a £2 million pledge from the HELP Appeal, the only charity in the country funding NHS hospital helipads, Salford Royal’s new hospital will have a new rooftop helipad that will be able  to receive seriously injured or ill patients flown directly in by helicopter. It means that up to 20 minutes will be... Read more

First annual Lilium Supplier Day

First annual Lilium Supplier Day

14-Apr-2022Source: Lilium

Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, held its first ever annual Supplier Day yesterday and welcomed 168 guests from 74 current and prospective suppliers to its headquarters in Munich. Lilium’s ecosystem of leading aerospace and technology suppliers – including Honeywell, Toray, Aciturri and CUSTOMCELLS –... Read more

Life Link III names Chief Medical Officer

Life Link III names Chief Medical Officer

14-Apr-2022Source: Life Link III

Life Link III has announced that Dr. Bjorn Peterson is now serving as Chief Medical Officer for the organization. Dr. Peterson brings extensive experience in working in emergency medicine, both in EMS and pre-hospital critical care. He succeeds Dr. R.J. Frascone, who officially retired from Life Link III following 36 years of service on April... Read more

Blade to provide air service for Festival in the Desert

Blade to provide air service for Festival in the Desert

14-Apr-2022Source: Blade Air Mobility

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

Birchcliff Energy provides $1.5 million to STARS fleet in Grande Prairie

Birchcliff Energy provides $1.5 million to STARS fleet in Grande Prairie

14-Apr-2022Source: STARS

STARS’ fleet renewal capital campaign has received a major boost with a $1.5 million gift from Birchcliff Energy, helping to secure a new H145 helicopter to serve the Grande Prairie region. The Keep the Fight in Flight campaign launched in 2018 across Western Canada to renew STARS’ aging aircraft fleet with new Airbus H145 helicopters,... Read more

Brazil sells first ACH160 Line Lounge in Latin America

Brazil sells first ACH160 Line Lounge in Latin America

13-Apr-2022Source: Helibras

The sale of an Airbus ACH160 Line Lounge to a Brazilian customer reinforces the continued success of Airbus Corporate Helicopters in the Brazilian executive market. Intended for private transport, the helicopter will be the third ACH160 sold in Brazil to two different customers and the first with the new ACH Line Lounge interior – the... Read more

FedEx to test autonomous drone delivery with Elroy Air

FedEx to test autonomous drone delivery with Elroy Air

13-Apr-2022Source: FedEx

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, is teaming up with California Bay Area-based Elroy Air, the company building the first end-to-end autonomous vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aerial cargo system. As a first of its kind agreement in the U.S., FedEx Express will develop plans... Read more

MD Helicopters Presents “Excellence” Award to PAG

MD Helicopters Presents “Excellence” Award to PAG

13-Apr-2022Source: PAG

Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the Worldwide Aerospace and Defense industries was recognized by MD Helicopters during the manufacturer’s Authorized Service Center briefing event with the “Excellence” award on March 8th. The annual awards program, held during the Heli-Expo show, recognizes authorized MD Helicopter service centers... Read more

VFS returns to in-person Forums after two years

VFS returns to in-person Forums after two years

13-Apr-2022Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society’s 78th Annual Forum & Technology Display is the world’s leading international technical event on vertical flight technology. The conference will span three days and include 200+ technical papers on every discipline from Acoustics to Unmanned Systems, as well as invited presentations and discussions by leaders in the military, government agencies and... Read more

EASA issues world’s first design specifications for vertiports

EASA issues world’s first design specifications for vertiports

13-Apr-2022Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency published the world’s first guidance for the design of vertiports, the ground infrastructure needed for the safe operation of Urban Air Mobility services such as air taxis in locations across Europe, including in urban areas. The Prototype Technical Design Specifications for Vertiports offers guidance to urban planners and local... Read more

Dart to certify Fire Attack® System on five-bladed H145

Dart to certify Fire Attack® System on five-bladed H145

13-Apr-2022Source: DART Aerospace

Japan Aerospace Corporation (JAC) and Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) have signed an agreement with DART Aerospace to design and certify a fire attack® system for the new five-bladed H145//BK117D-3. The partnership came at the request of DART representative JAC to market a fire attack® system for the H145 helicopter in Japan. KHI, who will assemble... Read more

Aviation and Aerospace Partnership Improves Canadian Air Mobility Future

Aviation and Aerospace Partnership Improves Canadian Air Mobility Future

13-Apr-2022Source: Canadian Aviation News

The future of aviation and aerospace in Canada looks brighter today with the creation of a partnership between two groups on a mission to improve Canadian air mobility. The Canadian Advanced Air Mobility consortium (CAAM) and the Centre for Advanced Research and Training in Aviation, Mobility and Space (CARTAMS) announced today their partnership to build... Read more

Virginia Flight Information Exchange Key to Future of UAS and AAM

Virginia Flight Information Exchange Key to Future of UAS and AAM

13-Apr-2022Source: Virginia Department of Aviation

The Unmanned Aerial Systems industry has been clear that the #1 factor holding back growth is a lack of clarity. Through FAA programs like Data Exchange and UAS Service Suppliers (USSes), the federal government is meeting its commitments to support the industry with regulations addressing operations in controlled airspace. Now, Virginia is helping to provide... Read more

Urban-Air Port Powered by Dassault Systèmes

Urban-Air Port Powered by Dassault Systèmes

13-Apr-2022Source: Urban-Air Ports

Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: FR0014003TT8, DSY.PA) announced that Urban-Air Port has selected Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Platform to provide the digital architecture for design, development, and operational management of its vertiportsites around the world. At the forefront of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM), Urban-Air Port designs, develops and operates new forms of ground and air infrastructure for... Read more

Lilium begins flight testing in Spain

Lilium begins flight testing in Spain

13-Apr-2022Source: Lilium

(Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, announced that it has begun the next phase of flight testing in Spain with its 5th generation technology demonstrator, Phoenix 2. Over the coming months at the ATLAS Flight Test Center, Lilium plans to extend the flight envelope through... Read more

Avfuel and Neste Exhibit together at SDC2022

Avfuel and Neste Exhibit together at SDC2022

13-Apr-2022Source: Avfuel

Avfuel Corporation and Neste have collaborated to exhibit together in the Avfuel Aisles at SDC2022 in San Diego. The convention marks the first time Avfuel—a leading global supplier of aviation fuel and services—will have one of the world’s foremost producers of renewable fuels as a co-exhibitor at a tradeshow. Attendees can meet with Neste representatives... Read more

EHang Receives Pre-Order for 100 Units of EH216 AAVs

EHang Receives Pre-Order for 100 Units of EH216 AAVs

12-Apr-2022Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced that EHang has received a pre-order for 100 units of EH216 AAVs from Prestige Aviation, an Indonesian aviation company and a subsidiary of Prestige Corp., at the contract signing ceremony during the Indonesia International Motor... Read more

DRF Luftrettung says goodbye to Christoph 111

DRF Luftrettung says goodbye to Christoph 111

12-Apr-2022Source: DRF Luftrettung

At the end of March 2020, DRF Luftrettung provided another helicopter at Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden Airport to provide support in the corona pandemic in addition to the public system. Christoph 111’s operational readiness ends today. The crew of Christoph 111 says goodbye after today’s mission and after two years in which they have contributed to... Read more

Jaunt Air Mobility adds two investors

Jaunt Air Mobility adds two investors

12-Apr-2022Source: Jaunt Air Mobility

Jaunt Air Mobility (“Jaunt”) announced that Calin Rovinescu, Air Canada’s recently retired President and Chief Executive Officer, and Mitch Garber, a global technology and growth capital investor have added their names as investors and advisors of Jaunt Air Mobility. “We are extremely pleased to have someone of Calin’s extraordinary business and aviation experience support Jaunt... Read more

Archer Aviation Plans to Work with Hexcel to Advance Production Capabilities

Archer Aviation Plans to Work with Hexcel to Advance Production Capabilities

12-Apr-2022Source: Archer Aviation

 Archer Aviation Inc. (“Archer”) (NYSE: ACHR) and Hexcel (NYSE: HXL), a global leader in advanced lightweight composites technology, announced they have entered into a letter of intent covering a proposed relationship for the supply of high-performance carbon fiber material that would be used in the manufacturing of Archer’s production aircraft. Under the proposed relationship terms, Hexcel would... Read more

Avolon exceeds pre-order commitments and places over 500  VX4 aircraft with leading airlines

Avolon exceeds pre-order commitments and places over 500 VX4 aircraft with leading airlines

12-Apr-2022Source: Vertical Aerospace

Vertical Aerospace (Vertical) [NYSE: EVTL] notes Avolon’s announcement today that it has exceeded its whole 500 unit pre-order of Vertical’s VX4 electric aircraft within nine months. Avolon, the world’s second largest aircraft lessor, pre-ordered 500 VX4s in June 2021, and as of today has placed all of these units, as well as an additional 50... Read more

Urban-Air Port and Leeds Bradford Airport commit to drone future

Urban-Air Port and Leeds Bradford Airport commit to drone future

12-Apr-2022Source: Urban-Air Port

Radical new transport and logistics infrastructure start-up, Urban-Air Port (UAP), have joined to collaborate with Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) on developing a new unmanned and manned aerial vehicle hub. UAP will be working with LBA to develop an off-grid, hydrogen-powered infrastructure hub at the airport. The main role of the site at LBA will be to... Read more

EC updates advice on MRO on Russian-owned aircraft

EC updates advice on MRO on Russian-owned aircraft

11-Apr-2022Source: EBAA

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) has today updated its members with the following advice on maintaining Russian-owned aircraft The European Commission has come back to the EBAA with a small but important revision to what they said earlier. The interpretation of Art 3c of Reg 833/2014 with regards to maintenance has been debated by... Read more

JSfirm.com Awards A&P Scholarship at SUN ’n FUN


JSfirm.com Awards A&P Scholarship at SUN ’n FUN


11-Apr-2022Source: JSfirm.com

JSfirm.com awarded an Airframe & Powerplant scholarship to a deserving student from the Central Florida Aerospace Academy. Jack Rice successfully met all application requirements and impressed a JSfirm.com Executive during a recent interview. Jack was officially presented with the JSfirm.com scholarship during the SUN ‘n FUN exhibitor breakfast. Jack is a current junior of Central... Read more

Bestfly expands offshore fleet in Angola

Bestfly expands offshore fleet in Angola

11-Apr-2022Source: Leonardo

Bestfly is expanding its fleet of Leonardo helicopters configured for offshore transport missions in Angola. The recent order of Bestfly’s first fully owned AW139 intermediate twin engine, is expected to be delivered in the Q3 of 2022. This aircraft adds to two previously leased AW139s and four AW169 light intermediate twins purchased at the end... Read more

New equipment delivered by HELP Appeal to east of England

New equipment delivered by HELP Appeal to east of England

8-Apr-2022Source: HELP Appeal

A Cambridgeshire based lifesaving charity that flies hospital-level care to patients at the scene of their medical emergencies, has received a generous donation from the HELP Appeal to invest in cutting edge medical equipment. Magpas Air Ambulance doctors and paramedics have the skills and kit to effectively bring a hospital A&E department to the scene... Read more

VFS Continues Record Growth

VFS Continues Record Growth

8-Apr-2022Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS), the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, reports today that it has continued to experience record growth this quarter, propelled largely by the continued expansion of electric aircraft developments around the world. As of April 1, 2022, a total of 173 companies and other organizations are now... Read more

Cannon AFB partners with Bell Boeing to improve the CV-22

Cannon AFB partners with Bell Boeing to improve the CV-22

7-Apr-2022Source: Bell

On March 24, Cannon Air Force Base delivered its third Bell Boeing CV-22 Osprey to the Bell Amarillo Assembly Center, highlighting the growing organizational partnership established to advance the aircraft’s future reliability, sustainability, and mission readiness through nacelle improvement modifications. The nacelle is responsible for the Osprey’s critical vertical take-off and landing capabilities, and the... Read more

NHV hits flying hour milestone with the AW169

NHV hits flying hour milestone with the AW169

7-Apr-2022Source: NHV

At the end of 2020, while COVID was putting most of the world into lockdown, NHV was expanding with a new base in Blackpool and bringing the AW169 into the UK Oil & Gas market. There is an energy-rich stretch of the Irish Sea that hosts several offshore platforms, providing the UK with oil and... Read more

Vita Inclinata Expands Into the Middle East Market

Vita Inclinata Expands Into the Middle East Market

7-Apr-2022Source: Vita Inclinata

Vita Inclinata (Vita), developer and producer of helicopter and crane load stabilization and precision hardware, announced ALEC Engineering and Contracting (ALEC) piloted the company’s Vita Lifting System in Q4, 2021. ALEC selected Vita Inclinata’s Lifting System for field trial after a comprehensive evaluation. The Vita system was initially inspected in the UAE by Astron Certification,... Read more

VFS Announces 2022 Lichten Award Winners

VFS Announces 2022 Lichten Award Winners

7-Apr-2022Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society today announced the winners of its prestigious Robert L. Lichten technical award. The overall winner will be recognized at the Grand Awards Breakfast on Thursday, May 12, 2022, during the Society’s 78th Annual Forum & Technology Display in Fort Worth, Texas, USA.  Mr. Timothy Schmidt from Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company,... Read more

Parker Aerospace selected hydraulics and flight controls for Defiant FLRAA bid

Parker Aerospace selected hydraulics and flight controls for Defiant FLRAA bid

7-Apr-2022Source: Parker Aerospace

Parker Aerospace, a business segment of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced the Sikorsky-Boeing team has selected multiple Parker technologies for the DEFIANT X® entrant in the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) competition that include main hydraulic pumps, auxiliary pumps, flight control modules, main rotor servoactuators (MRS) and... Read more

Blueberry Aviation and Dufour Aerospace enter a long-term commercial partnership

Blueberry Aviation and Dufour Aerospace enter a long-term commercial partnership

7-Apr-2022Source: Blueberry Aviation

Blueberry Aviation, the global commercial aircraft and helicopter specialists, and Dufour Aerospace, a cutting edge Swiss eVTOL company, have signed a global partnership agreement. Under this agreement Blueberry Aviation will provide marketing advisory and placement support to Dufour Aerospace. Blueberry Aviation will be Dufour’s privileged partner for helicopter trade-in and will set up financial tools... Read more

Blackcomb Helicopters expands into Alberta through acquisition

Blackcomb Helicopters expands into Alberta through acquisition

7-Apr-2022Source: Blackcomb Helicopters

Blackcomb Helicopters (Blackcomb) is expanding to Alberta with the purchase of Elbow River Helicopters (Elbow River), a long standing helicopter operator based at Springbank Airport near Calgary, Alberta. “We initially reached out to Elbow River to discuss purchasing a  single helicopter but once we visited their operation at the Springbank Airport, we knew very quickly... Read more

Sloane Helicopters records best UK/Eire sales performance with 10 AW109SPs due

Sloane Helicopters records best UK/Eire sales performance with 10 AW109SPs due

6-Apr-2022Source: HeliHub.com

Sloane Helicopters, the UK/Ireland distributor for Leonardo Helicopters, has sold ten AW109SP GrandNew helicopters, according to a recent statement from the OEM. Sloane’s Director of Sales and Marketing John Parnell confirmed to HeliHub.com that six are due for delivery in 2022. The first of these flew from the production line in Italy to the UK... Read more

HeliTSA launches Bell 212/412 Series type training in Australia

HeliTSA launches Bell 212/412 Series type training in Australia

6-Apr-2022Source: HeliTSA

HeliTSA’s type training offering continues to grow, with a combined Bell 212 and 412 Series type course launching in May. The course is being launched in response to the renewed demand for this aircraft for the purposes of firefighting, emergency medical services and search and rescue. “We had so many people enquiring about this training... Read more

Volare Aviation opens dedicated helicopter facility at London Oxford Airport

Volare Aviation opens dedicated helicopter facility at London Oxford Airport

6-Apr-2022Source: Volare Aviation

Volare Aviation, the only private aviation company to deliver aircraft sales, charter, aircraft management, engineering and refurbishment under one roof, has formally opened a dedicated helicopter maintenance, management and refurbishment facility in Hangar 14, Bay 2, at its London Oxford Airport home. Up to 12 twin-engined executive helicopters can be worked on simultaneously in the 16,000... Read more

Lobo Leasing signs for 15 Nuuva V300 hVTOL from Pipistrel

Lobo Leasing signs for 15 Nuuva V300 hVTOL from Pipistrel

6-Apr-2022Source: Lobo Leasing

Pipistrel, the world leader in electric aviation and unmanned flight systems, and Lobo Leasing Limited, a global vertical lift leasing platform, signed a letter of intent with deposits for the acquisition of 15 Nuuva V300 autonomous cargo hVTOL aircraft. The agreement confirms Lobo and Pipistrel’s commitment to the development of new vertical takeoff and landing,... Read more

LCI and SMFL add 5 helicopters, taking lease fleet to 38

LCI and SMFL add 5 helicopters, taking lease fleet to 38

5-Apr-2022Source: LCI

LCI, a leading aviation leasing company, and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited (SMFL), have acquired and committed to a further five next generation helicopters. These additional aircraft bring their total Joint Venture (JV) portfolio to 38 units valued at over US$420 million – a doubling in size in less than two years from... Read more

First Aviation Services to acquire blade repairer Heliblade

First Aviation Services to acquire blade repairer Heliblade

5-Apr-2022Source: First Aviation Services

First Aviation Services Inc.’s Rotary Wing Group (“RWG”) announced a major expansion of capability for repairs to the Main Rotor Head Assembly for the Blackhawk UH-60 and S-70, and a multi-million-dollar investment in a rotable pool of Blackhawk main and tail rotor blades. Currently, First Aviation’s RWG has FAA-approved maintenance capability for the Blackhawk Rotary... Read more

Lockheed Martin Sikorsky-Boeing Adds to Team DEFIANT

Lockheed Martin Sikorsky-Boeing Adds to Team DEFIANT

4-Apr-2022Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), and Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced six new members of Team DEFIANT. These supplier teammates will join the team to support DEFIANT X®, the advanced helicopter for the U.S. Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) competition. Joining the team are: ATI, Cudahy, Wisconsin: gearbox forgings Collins Aerospace, Windsor Locks,... Read more

New helipad opens at Scarborough Hospital

New helipad opens at Scarborough Hospital

4-Apr-2022Source: HELP Appeal

A new, lifesaving helipad is now open at Scarborough Hospital that will enable seriously ill and injured patients to have immediate access to the Emergency Department after landing by helicopter. Thanks to a £500,000 donation by the HELP Appeal, the only charity in the country dedicated to funding hospital helipads, work began in December on... Read more

Helinet Appoints New Director of UtilityHelinet Aviation Services

Helinet Appoints New Director of UtilityHelinet Aviation Services

4-Apr-2022Source: Helinet

Helinet, one of the most diverse and respected helicopter companies in the United States, announced today the appointment of Van Bogardus as its new Director of Utility. Bogardus brings over 30 years of leadership to his new role, having worked in various segments of law enforcement including air support, patrol, search and rescue, safety, and training.... Read more

Precise Flight Announces new Director of Engineering

Precise Flight Announces new Director of Engineering

4-Apr-2022Source: Precise Flight

Precise Flight, Inc. of Bend, Oregon has promoted Tyler Tuttle to the position of Director of Engineering. Tuttle has worked for Precise Flight since 2019. He brings more than 14 years of experience overseeing new product development, product quality assurance, and manufacturing innovation. Most recently in the position of Lead Project Engineer, he has been responsible... Read more

Oldest UK air ambulance service celebrates 35 years in the air

Oldest UK air ambulance service celebrates 35 years in the air

4-Apr-2022Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance

Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust is thrilled to celebrate 35 years since the first emergency helicopter service began in Cornwall – and the UK. In 1987, Cornwall was the first county in the UK to launch an air ambulance helicopter, a vital service that has proven time and time again its importance in such a rural... Read more

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