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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

Russian Helicopters outlines their offering at Army 2021 show

Russian Helicopters outlines their offering at Army 2021 show

24-Aug-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

The Russian Helicopters holding of the Rostec State Corporation will present a wide range of military helicopters within the framework of the Army-2021 international military-technical forum. The static exposition near pavilion A will house the Mi-28NE attack helicopter, as well as the Mi-35M and Mi-35P combat transport helicopters. These vehicles are equipped with a wide... Read more

Embraer’s Eve and Ascent extend partnership

Embraer’s Eve and Ascent extend partnership

24-Aug-2021Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve Urban Air Mobility, LLC, an Embraer company, and Ascent Flights Global Ltd. announced a deepening of their partnership aimed at developing a robust Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem in the Asia Pacific region. Beginning in 2026, Eve will provide Ascent with up to 100,000 hours of flight time per year on its electrical vertical... Read more

Christoph 42 celebrates 45 years with upgrade to H145

Christoph 42 celebrates 45 years with upgrade to H145

24-Aug-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

It is one of the oldest stations of the DRF Luftrettung and the location for Christoph 42. The Rendsburg air rescue station, which moved in July 2020 and has since moved to its new home at Schachtholm airfield.  Today there were three good reasons to celebrate the air rescuers. In 2020 the station celebrated its 45th... Read more

PJ Helicopters achieves Stage 1 IS-BAO Certification

PJ Helicopters achieves Stage 1 IS-BAO Certification

24-Aug-2021Source: PJ Helicopters

PJ Helicopters, Inc. (PJH) is pleased to announce the designation of Stage 1 IS-BAO Certification, effective August 6th, 2021. IS-BAO (International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations), is recognized in the business aviation industry as the highest standard for safety. IS-BAO, developed by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and its member associations, is a recommended... Read more

US Special ops pick Wescam MX-10 and MX-15 sensors

US Special ops pick Wescam MX-10 and MX-15 sensors

24-Aug-2021Source: L3Harris Technologies

The U.S. Special Operations Command has awarded L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) a 5-year, $96 million IDIQ contract to procure WESCAM MX™-electro-optical, infrared and laser designator sensor suites and services. L3Harris’ WESCAM MX-10D and WESCAM MX-15D sensor systems will provide multi-spectral imaging and designation capabilities for various aircraft within the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command inventory.... Read more

Boeing awarded $487M contract for engineering and technical support of Apache AH-64

Boeing awarded $487M contract for engineering and technical support of Apache AH-64

23-Aug-2021Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $487,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Apache AH-64 engineering services and technical support. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 6, 2026. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is... Read more

Savback Helicopters appoints new Senior Advisor

Savback Helicopters appoints new Senior Advisor

23-Aug-2021Source: Savback Helicopters

Savback Helicopters are proud to announce that Fredrik Bergman has been added to the company’s advisory board as Senior Advisor. The experienced Brigadier General currently holds the position of Head of Testing & Evaluation at The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration FMV, having previously acted as, to name a few, Unit Commander and Chief of Staff within the Swedish Armed... Read more

HealthNet Aeromedical Services Receives 2021 National Safety in EMS Award

HealthNet Aeromedical Services Receives 2021 National Safety in EMS Award

23-Aug-2021Source: HealthNet Aeromedical Services

The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) have selected HealthNet Aeromedical Services as the recipient of the 2021 Safety in EMS Award. Sponsored by Horton Emergency Vehicles, the award was established to recognize an organization that has significantly contributed to advancing EMS practitioner and/or patient safety. “HealthNet... Read more

Christoph 37 passes landmark 20,000th mission

Christoph 37 passes landmark 20,000th mission

23-Aug-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

Christoph 37, the red and white helicopter of the DRF Luftrettung, is needed in the region around Nordhausen – his operational figures show that. On Friday, August 13, 2021, the crew turned 20,000. Alarmed times. A serious heart attack, a head-on collision on the country road – a life is often at stake when the... Read more

Pennsylvania Democrat politician condemns Sikorsky plant closure

Pennsylvania Democrat politician condemns Sikorsky plant closure

22-Aug-2021Source: Chrissy Houlahan

Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) condemned the announcement from Lockheed Martin that it is closing its Sikorsky facility in Coatesville in March of next year. It is the facility where the Marine One helicopter is produced. Houlahan was notified by Lockheed that Sikorsky employees received this news earlier on Thursday “After spending the last two years... Read more

Lockheed Martin confirms closure of Sikorsky plant at Coatesville

Lockheed Martin confirms closure of Sikorsky plant at Coatesville

20-Aug-2021Source: Unionville Times

Lockheed Martin has confirmed that it would close the Sikorsky helicopter plant in the Coatesville area — near Chester County Airport in Valley — with the loss of some 240 local jobs. See full story here... Read more

STARS receives $1 Million donation

STARS receives $1 Million donation

20-Aug-2021Source: STARS

STARS is thrilled to receive a generous $1 million gift from Tourmaline Oil Corp. (“Tourmaline”), Canada’s largest natural gas producer. The multi-year donation will support STARS’ operations across Western Canada, while also benefiting our municipal neighbours. “We’re excited to support STARS and ensure the highest level of critical care is available to people when they... Read more

EHang Releases Video of Yunfu Production Facility in Operation

EHang Releases Video of Yunfu Production Facility in Operation

20-Aug-2021Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announces the cancellation of the EHang Yunfu Investor Day due to the latest tightening COVID-19-related travel and group gathering restrictions by the local governmental authorities following the recent Delta variant outbreak in China. The event was... Read more

EMS app for patient details brings success to software company Surge

EMS app for patient details brings success to software company Surge

20-Aug-2021Source: Surge

Newcastle-based software company Surge have recently launched a dedicated new brand Surge MedTech, as they continue to grow in the digital healthcare space. In 2019, Surge partnered with the Great North Air Ambulance who were looking for a way to move away from paper records and keep a digital log of all the work they... Read more

Helitech Expo revived under new management

Helitech Expo revived under new management

20-Aug-2021Source: Prysm Group

Helitech Expo, the UK’s leading event for the rotorcraft industry, returns under new management by the multi award-winning PRYSM Media Group. Partnered with the industry’s leading bodies, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), ADS Group and British Helicopter Association (BHA), Helitech Expo 2021 promises to be the can’t miss event of the year! Refreshed and ready... Read more

Mercy Flight Central contracts for four IFR Leonardo AW119Kx

Mercy Flight Central contracts for four IFR Leonardo AW119Kx

19-Aug-2021Source: Leonardo

Leonardo have announced that Mercy Flight Central, a medical provider located in western New York, has signed a contract for four IFR- certified AW119Kxs for EMS transport missions. Delivery of the first aircraft is expected in 2022. These new IFR capable aircraft will allow in-flight critical care and the transport of patients within Mercy Flight’s... Read more

Helitowcart introduces handler for Bell 505

Helitowcart introduces handler for Bell 505

19-Aug-2021Source: Helitowcart

Helitow Cart is pleased to announce the recently designed ground handling solution ideal for the Bell 505. The V910 Heli-Carrier has a narrow body allowing it to easily slide under the aircraft and lift it completely, eliminating the need for ground handling wheels. Its extendable arms make it extremely easy to position under the aircraft... Read more

AirVenture dubbed a success

AirVenture dubbed a success

19-Aug-2021Source: AOPA

After a coronavirus pandemic-induced year away from “The World’s Largest Airshow,” thousands of pilots celebrated a spectacular week of all things aviation during EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 26 to August 1. “We’re back. We’re finally back,” said EAA Chairman of the Board and CEO Jack Pelton during a wrap-up news conference after 608,000... Read more

Columbia Helicopters Wins Turkey Firefighting Contract

Columbia Helicopters Wins Turkey Firefighting Contract

19-Aug-2021Source: Columbia Helicopters

Columbia Helicopters last month signed a contract partnering with CMC Savunma Sanayi A.S. to provide two (2) Columbia 234 Multi-Mission Chinooks for firefighting and external load operations in Turkey. The contract encompasses the fire season and marks Columbia’s first operation in the country. CMC Savunma Sanayi A.S. is the original awardee of the contract with... Read more

New Head of Airbus Helicopters for India and South Asia appointed

New Head of Airbus Helicopters for India and South Asia appointed

19-Aug-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus has appointed Sunny Guglani as Head of Airbus Helicopters for India and South Asia. He assumed charge on 16 August 2021, and will be based in New Delhi. Guglani, 37, will be responsible for growing Airbus’ civil, parapublic and defence helicopter business in the region, including aftermarket services. Guglani has been with the company... Read more

Elroy Air Raises $40MM Series A financing

Elroy Air Raises $40MM Series A financing

19-Aug-2021Source: Elroy Air

Elroy Air, the Aerospace and Logistics company developing the world’s first end-to-end autonomous vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aerial cargo systems, has raised a $40MM Series A financing from Marlinspike Capital, Lockheed Martin Ventures, and Prosperity7 Ventures alongside continued backing from existing investors including Catapult Ventures, DiamondStream Partners, Side X Side Management, Shield Capital Partners... Read more

NHV issue statement in response to Nigerian press article

NHV issue statement in response to Nigerian press article

19-Aug-2021Source: NHV Group

NHV has taken notice of a news article in the Sun News Nigeria (dated 16 August 2021) which contains a number of unfounded and potentially damaging accusations against NHV AS (NHV) by our former Nigerian partner Tropical Arctic Logistics (TAL). In response to the accusations expressed by TAL, NHV formally states that: “NHV does not... Read more

NBAA working to lift restrictions at East Hampton Airport

NBAA working to lift restrictions at East Hampton Airport

19-Aug-2021Source: NBAA

Last week, NBAA joined with the Helicopter Association International (HAI) and the Eastern Regional Helicopter Council (ERHC) leading the effort to help convince a federal court to overturn operational restrictions imposed by the town of East Hampton, NY at East Hampton Airport (HTO). This most recent case challenging these restrictions was filed by a single-engine... Read more

Dutch court rejects NHV appeal against Bristow SAR contract award

Dutch court rejects NHV appeal against Bristow SAR contract award

18-Aug-2021Source: HeliHub.com

The Dutch court has rejected the appeal by NHV on the way that the new Dutch SAR contract was decided, which leaves Bristow Helicopters to start the contract with AW189s on 1st July 2022. ​SAR support in the Netherlands is currently flown by NHV using AS365N helicopters – the first time SAR had been contracted... Read more

Kazan Helicopters receives approval for Ansat simulator

Kazan Helicopters receives approval for Ansat simulator

18-Aug-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

The Kazan Helicopter Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) received permission from the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) to operate the Ansat helicopter simulator for Russian civil aviation pilots. The simulator is approved by the Federal Air Transport Agency to conduct training for the type of aircraft, periodic training... Read more

U-UAZ delivers Mi-8AMT to Kolyma Aviation

U-UAZ delivers Mi-8AMT to Kolyma Aviation

18-Aug-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

The Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (U-UAZ) of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) supplied the Mi-8AMT multi-functional helicopter to the Kolyma Aviation State Unitary Enterprise under the agreement signed in February 2021. This is the second helicopter supplied by the enterprise to the Kolyma Aviation State Unitary Enterprise, the first helicopter was... Read more

Skytrac and Embention partner to integrate autopilot with Iridium Certus

Skytrac and Embention partner to integrate autopilot with Iridium Certus

18-Aug-2021Source: SKYTRAC

SKYTRAC, a leader in satellite communications (Satcom) and intelligent connectivity solutions, announced a Letter of Intent with Embention, a global leader in autopilot components, to offer the first system supported by Iridium Certus for Command-and-Control (C2) capability within the unmanned segment of aviation. The integration will commence with SKYTRAC’s broadband Integrated Mission System (IMS-350) and... Read more

Aerometals names Director of Sales and Marketing

Aerometals names Director of Sales and Marketing

18-Aug-2021Source: Aerometals

Precision aerospace manufacturing and industry innovator Aerometals has announced the appointment of Erik Blanck as Director of Sales and Marketing for the northern California based company. Mr. Blanck, a U.S. Navy veteran and industry insider for over 25 years, brings with him an extensive marketing, sales, and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) background with military... Read more

ATSB seeks info from Robinson owners and operators

ATSB seeks info from Robinson owners and operators

18-Aug-2021Source: Australian Government

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is asking for pilots, operators, and engineers with knowledge of aft tail cone bulkhead or tail rotor gearbox input cartridge damage involving Robinson R22, R44 and R66 helicopters to make contact. The call for information comes as the ATSB releases an investigation update from its ongoing investigation of a... Read more

Hillsboro Aero Academy announces new helicopter training financing option

Hillsboro Aero Academy announces new helicopter training financing option

18-Aug-2021Source: Hillsboro Aero Academy

Hillsboro Aero Academy (HAA), a helicopter and airplane pilot career flight training school, announced that it has expanded its partnership with Meritize, a developer of funding solutions for skills-based education and workforce development, to include a loan program for helicopter students. Meritize’s program had previously been available only to HAA’s airplane students. With a Meritize... Read more

Leonardo Announces Mercy Flight Central contracts for IFR-Variant AW119Kx

Leonardo Announces Mercy Flight Central contracts for IFR-Variant AW119Kx

18-Aug-2021Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced that Mercy Flight Central, a medical provider located in western New York, has signed a contract for four IFR- certified AW119Kxs for EMS transport missions. Delivery of the first aircraft is expected in 2022. These new IFR capable aircraft will allow in-flight critical care and the transport of patients within Mercy Flight’s 150-mile... Read more

ADAC Luftrettung takes delivery of its first two five-bladed H145s

ADAC Luftrettung takes delivery of its first two five-bladed H145s

17-Aug-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

ADAC Luftrettung, one of Europe’s biggest Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) operators, has taken delivery of its first two five-bladed H145s. Furthermore, the German HEMS operator will upgrade its current fleet of 14 four-bladed H145s to the five-bladed rotor system. “By investing in new aircraft alongside the upgrade of our existing H145 fleet, we are... Read more

EAAA reveal July was busiest month in over four years

EAAA reveal July was busiest month in over four years

17-Aug-2021Source: EAAA

EAAA has revealed that July was the charity’s busiest month on record in over four years and EAAA’s busiest ever July. The air ambulance charity, which has two teams covering Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire, was tasked 266 times across the region in July. This was 38 times more than in June, where the charity... Read more

Colorado firefighters sign for S70i Firehawk

Colorado firefighters sign for S70i Firehawk

17-Aug-2021Source: United Rotorcraft

The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) announced today the signing of a contract with United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation, to complete and deliver a Sikorsky S70i FIREHAWK® helicopter. Configured by United Rotorcraft with a 1,000-gallon water tank attached to the belly of the aircraft, an extended landing gear to... Read more

Penn State Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence renewed for sixth time

Penn State Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence renewed for sixth time

16-Aug-2021Source: Penn State University

The Penn State Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence (VLRCOE) was awarded another five years of funding through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and NASA. In its 25th year as one of three such centers in the United States, VLRCOE received about $7.5 million to investigate 10 new tasks related to... Read more

Joby Aviation becomes publicly traded company

Joby Aviation becomes publicly traded company

16-Aug-2021Source: Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation, Inc. (“Joby” or the “Company”), a California-based company developing all-electric aircraft for aerial ridesharing, announced that Joby Aero, Inc. completed its previously announced business combination with Reinvent Technology Partners (“RTP”) (NYSE: RTP), a special purpose acquisition company that takes a “venture capital at scale” approach to partnering with bold leaders and companies. Upon... Read more

Kaman to build Vy500 VTOL for Transcend Air

Kaman to build Vy500 VTOL for Transcend Air

16-Aug-2021Source: Kaman

Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN) announced that its subsidiary, Kaman Aerospace Group, Inc., has been selected by Transcend Air Corporation to build the Vy 400 High Speed Vertical Takeoff and Landing (HSVTOL) aircraft. The Vy 400 design is optimized to reduce the current time and cost barriers for regional city-to-city travel. The vertical takeoff and landing... Read more

VFS Announces the Winners of the 38th Annual Student Design Competition

VFS Announces the Winners of the 38th Annual Student Design Competition

16-Aug-2021

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) announces the winners of its 38th Annual Student Design Competition: The University of Maryland took first place in both the Graduate and Undergraduate Categories. In addition, the UMD undergraduate team also won the Bonus Weight Optimization task and the team from the University of Kansas took Best New Undergraduate Entrant... Read more

GE to supply engines for Transcend Air VTOL

GE to supply engines for Transcend Air VTOL

13-Aug-2021Source: Transcend Air Corporation

Transcend Air Corporation announced an agreement with GE Aviation to develop and certify a custom variant of GE’s class-leading CT7-8 turboshaft helicopter engine to power the Vy 400 High Speed Vertical Takeoff and Landing (HSVTOL) aircraft. “We have optimized the Vy 400 design to shatter the current time/cost barriers for regional city-to-city travel,” said Gregory... Read more

Helidax picks AdSoftware for CAMO and MRO management

Helidax picks AdSoftware for CAMO and MRO management

13-Aug-2021Source: AdSoftware

Helidax has selected ADSOFTWARE to replace its current continuing airworthiness and maintenance management system in order to support its growth. The project starts immediately and covers the implementation of CAMO and MRO solutions as well as training and additional developments specified by Helidax. Helidax makes its 36 H120 and 18 FENNEC aircraft and the associated... Read more

Bell outlines innovation history with High-Speed VTOL

Bell outlines innovation history with High-Speed VTOL

13-Aug-2021Source: Bell

Since Bell’s first breakthrough innovation of the helicopter, its pursuit of next-generation vertical take-off and landing aircraft followed closely behind, making considerable progress on a range of capabilities for the past 86 years. Now, our teams are revitalizing research and development efforts for High-Speed Vertical Takeoff and Landing (HSVTOL) designs that will support future military... Read more

Korea Coast Guard orders two more Surion helicopters

Korea Coast Guard orders two more Surion helicopters

13-Aug-2021Source: KAI Korea Aerospace Industries

Korea Aerospace Industries Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as KAI) signed a contract with the Public Procurement Service for two whitesuri units (units 4 to 5) for KRW 49.7 billion on the 9th. Delivery is expected by July 2024. The white suri (KUH-1CG) is a helicopter that has been developed and modified to be suitable... Read more

Canadian Coast Guard conducts BVLOS Trials of UAS for future SAR use

Canadian Coast Guard conducts BVLOS Trials of UAS for future SAR use

13-Aug-2021Source: Kongsberg Geospatial

The Canadian Coast Guard was in Oklahoma recently, albeit virtually. Kongsberg Geospatial announced today they successfully conducted Phase 1 trials of the Martin UAV V-BAT on behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard at a UAS test facility operated by the Chocktaw Indian Nation of Oklahoma, in rural southeastern Oklahoma. The Canadian Coast Guard is conducting... Read more

Boston MedFlight passes 85,000 patient milestone

Boston MedFlight passes 85,000 patient milestone

13-Aug-2021Source: Boston MedFlight

Boston MedFlight, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides critical care transport by air and ground has announced that it recently surpassed the 85,000 patient transport mark since its founding in 1985.  Boston MedFlight’s headquarters is located at Hanscom Field in Bedford, Massachusetts. Boston MedFlight cares for more than 4,600 patients annually, including the most critically... Read more

Canada approves VIH port side vertical reference window for H135

Canada approves VIH port side vertical reference window for H135

12-Aug-2021Source: VIH

VIH Aerospace (VIHA) www.vihaerospace.com a leading provider of helicopter manufacturing, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MMRO) services has received Transport Canada STC Approval for their H135 Left-Hand Vertical (Bubble) Reference Window. STC 09-43 was previously approved by Transport Canada, the FAA, and EASA for the Right-Hand Configuration and now with the Left-Hand Configuration receiving Transport Canada... Read more

Bell 360 Invictus build makes significant progress 

Bell 360 Invictus build makes significant progress 

12-Aug-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has released new data on the build and testing for the Bell 360 Invictus competitive prototype. The Bell 360 program is rapidly progressing through manufacturing, assembly, components testing, and systems integration work for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program. The team has completed multiple... Read more

Babcock and Leonardo to jointly bid for Canada’s Future Aircrew Training program

Babcock and Leonardo to jointly bid for Canada’s Future Aircrew Training program

12-Aug-2021Source: Leonardo

Babcock and Leonardo, two leading international aerospace, defence and security organisations and military training providers, are pleased to announce today the signing of a Teaming Agreement that will see Babcock Canada and Leonardo Canada come together to provide a solution for Canada’s Future Aircrew Training program. With this important step, Babcock and Leonardo will combine... Read more

Eve and Kenya Airways partner

Eve and Kenya Airways partner

12-Aug-2021Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions (“Eve”) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kenya Airways PLC, the flag carrier of Kenya, through its fully owned subsidiary Fahari Aviation. This collaboration aims to develop operational models for the wide-accessibility of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) to support Fahari Aviation’s key markets. In addition, this partnership will establish... Read more

Archer Adds to Leadership Team

Archer Adds to Leadership Team

12-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, today announced the appointment of Ben Lu as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Ben will oversee the Company’s finances as Archer transitions to a public company following the completion of the... Read more

G-LYNX: 35 years of an unrivalled speed record

G-LYNX: 35 years of an unrivalled speed record

12-Aug-2021Source: Leonardo

On 11th August, Leonardo celebrates the 35th anniversary of the Lynx helicopter’s absolute world speed record over the Somerset skyline in England. In the evening of 11th August 1986, a Westland Lynx flew a 15 km course across the Somerset Levels. The aircraft achieved an average speed of 400.87 km/h (249.10 mph), which made it... Read more

Edmonton Police celebrates 20 years in the air

Edmonton Police celebrates 20 years in the air

11-Aug-2021Source: Edmonton Police

For over two decades, the Air 1 helicopter has consistently proven itself to be an integral part of EPS operations and an invaluable investment in community safety. Since 2001, Air 1 has responded to more than 50,000 events, and at speeds of up to 275 km/h the helicopter is often the first police vehicle on... Read more

The Toll Ambulance Rescue Helicopter Service reaches the 20,000 hours milestone

The Toll Ambulance Rescue Helicopter Service reaches the 20,000 hours milestone

11-Aug-2021Source: Toll Ambulance Rescue Helicopter Service

On July 3, 2021, the Toll Ambulance Rescue Helicopter Service fleet of eight AW139 reached a major aviation milestone.   In just four and a half years, the fleet has flown 20,000 hours and completed more than 10,000 critical care missions at multiple sites, including canyons, crevasses, roadways, rivers, oceans, frozen lakes, cliffs and cruise ships.... Read more

TCCA STC Approval for the J301a-001 Audio Panel for Bell

TCCA STC Approval for the J301a-001 Audio Panel for Bell

11-Aug-2021Source: ALPINE AEROTECH

The TCCA STC for the J301A-001 (STC number SH21-8) is applicable to the Bell aircraft series 412/212/205. The J301 is a drop-in replacement for the Andrea A301 Series and the NAT N301A series audio panels allowing for an additional 2 TX/RX positions for a total of 8. The J301 has the flexibility to work with... Read more

Alpine Aerotech Receives STC for Bell Medium Pedestal Riser

Alpine Aerotech Receives STC for Bell Medium Pedestal Riser

11-Aug-2021Source: ALPINE AEROTECH

ALPINE AEROTECH, an international leader in helicopter maintenance and product development announced that they have received a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for their modular center pedestal /console riser for Bell Medium aircraft (Bell 205, 212, 412). They are also in the process of receiving their FAA Certificate for this modification.... Read more

Children’s Air Ambulance reaches 200 missions with Yorkshire Service

Children’s Air Ambulance reaches 200 missions with Yorkshire Service

11-Aug-2021Source: The Children’s Air Ambulance

The Children’s Air Ambulance has flown the Embrace Yorkshire & Humber Infant & Children’s Transport Service (Embrace) no fewer than 200 times. The Children’s Air Ambulance is a national service, which supports paediatric and neonatal care through the high-speed, potentially lifesaving transfer of critically ill babies and children, flying them from one hospital to another... Read more

Hampshire & IOW Air Ambulance Trustee Chairman steps down

Hampshire & IOW Air Ambulance Trustee Chairman steps down

11-Aug-2021Source: Hampshire & IOW Air Ambulance

Sir John joined the HIOWAA Board of Trustees in July 2016 and was appointed Chairman of Trustees in February 2017, staying on after his four-year term ended to oversee the appointments of six new Trustees and the new Chief Executive Officer. Sir John was in place and played a crucial role in advising and overseeing... Read more

New NTSB Chair appointed

New NTSB Chair appointed

11-Aug-2021Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to congratulate the Honorable Jennifer Homendy on her confirmation Monday as chair of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). “We applaud Chair Homendy’s confirmation,” says James Viola, president and CEO of HAI. “We look forward to continuing our strong, productive relationship with the NTSB under Chair Homendy’s leadership. Having... Read more

CHC Announces Theme and Opens Call for Papers for 2021 CHC Safety & Quality Summit

CHC Announces Theme and Opens Call for Papers for 2021 CHC Safety & Quality Summit

10-Aug-2021Source: CHC

CHC Helicopter announced the theme for the 2021 CHC Safety & Quality Summit and formally issued the Call for Papers of the event. The 16th annual Summit will take place at the Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas (Irving, Texas) October 19-20.  This year’s theme is “2020 Hindsight: Did Anyone See That Coming?” Last year’s event (2020) was postponed due to the global pandemic... Read more

HTM wins multi-year EC135 Bundeswehr contract 

HTM wins multi-year EC135 Bundeswehr contract 

10-Aug-2021Source: HTM Helicopter Travel Munich GmbH

HTM has signed with the BAAINBw a multi-year contract. The contract covers the provision, maintenance and support of EC135 helicopters for the Naval Air Wing 5 at the Bundeswehr base in Nordholz. The Bundeswehr will use HTM’s helicopters for pilot training, ranging from basic training to complex operations such as external load, Helicopter Hoist Operation... Read more

First Indian leasing company Vman Aviation Services orders Airbus H125

First Indian leasing company Vman Aviation Services orders Airbus H125

10-Aug-2021Source: Vman Aviation Services

Vman Aviation Services IFSC Pvt Ltd (Vman) is India’s first Aircraft leasing company, approved by IFSCA under MOCA initiative. Vman is focused on operating lease solutions to the general aviation market which currently has less than twenty percent assets on lease. Vman has placed an order for Airbus H125 Helicopter to start the first lease... Read more

VFS directory reaches 500 VTOL concepts

VFS directory reaches 500 VTOL concepts

10-Aug-2021Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS), the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, announces that the development of all-electric and hybrid-electric-powered vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft has continued to gain momentum. The transformative potential of eVTOL aircraft for urban air mobility (UAM), cargo and other advanced air mobility (AAM) missions is driving... Read more

VRCO picks Aspen Avionics for XP4 eVTOL

VRCO picks Aspen Avionics for XP4 eVTOL

10-Aug-2021Source: Aspen Avionics

Aspen Avionics announces VRCO, Ltd. has selected Aspen Avionics as the manufacturer of choice for its luxury VTOL. Aspen will provide next-generation avionics display systems, GPS, and other sensor technologies as well as providing avionics integration services. The vehicle is scheduled for certification in 2026. “The proven versatility of Aspen’s avionics display strategies and sensor... Read more

Wisk issues white paper on Social Acceptance of Advanced Air Mobility

Wisk issues white paper on Social Acceptance of Advanced Air Mobility

10-Aug-2021Source: Wisk

It can be hard to remember what life was like before we could put a phone in our pocket or search for information online. In the not-so-distant future, it will be hard to imagine what life was like before we could get across town in an air taxi. When we start using commodities and services... Read more

Summit Helicopters achieves BARS Gold process standard

Summit Helicopters achieves BARS Gold process standard

10-Aug-2021Source: Summit Helicopters

“Summit Helicopters has always worked to understand our client’s needs, including established aviation standards that exceed Transport Canada requirements. We have developed internal processes to review these standards against our approved procedures, and to build reference documents, training, and exams so our crews are able to meet our clients’ expectations easily and efficiently. We first... Read more

Joby Opens Washington DC Office

Joby Opens Washington DC Office

10-Aug-2021Source: Joby Aero

Joby Aero Inc. (“Joby”), a California-based company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, today announced it was opening a new office in Washington, DC to support the collaborative work it is doing with the aviation community and policymakers to bring quiet, zero-emissions aviation to life. Equipped with a state-of-the-art flight simulator, visitors to the... Read more

Texas blocked from regulating air ambulance charges

Texas blocked from regulating air ambulance charges

10-Aug-2021Source: Claims Journal

A federal appellate court ruled Wednesday that the Texas Workers’ Compensation Division may not enforce a law that regulates fees charged by air ambulance companies that transport injured workers from accident scenes. See Full Story.... Read more

Erickson retains investment bank to explore growth options

Erickson retains investment bank to explore growth options

10-Aug-2021Source: Erickson

Erickson Inc. announces it has retained Houlihan Lokey, Inc. to explore strategic alternatives to accelerate the company’s growth and maintain its industry leadership position. “We are seeking a strategic partner who shares our vision, our commitment to customers and employees and can add strategic and operational value in the aviation and aerospace industry,” stated Doug... Read more

Helicopter lessor wins UK Commercial Court summary judgment

Helicopter lessor wins UK Commercial Court summary judgment

10-Aug-2021Source: Hausfeld

The UK Commercial Court sided with the claimant in Iris Helicopter Leasing Limited v Elitaliana Srl [2021] 7 WLUK 499, in a claim under a lease of a AgustaWestland AW139 health and emergency services helicopter. The judgment is the latest in a series of decisions over the last 12 months where the Court has rejected frustration... Read more

Helicopter Association of Canada President to step down in November

Helicopter Association of Canada President to step down in November

9-Aug-2021Source: HAC

HAC would like to announce that effective November 30 2021, HAC’s President & CEO, Fred Jones, will be leaving the employ of the association. Fred will be leaving the association to start a part-time consulting practice, and return to the part-time practice of aviation law as part of his phased transition to retirement. His departure... Read more

Omni adds four H175s for new Petrobras contract

Omni adds four H175s for new Petrobras contract

9-Aug-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Brazilian operator Omni is expanding after winning new work from national oil company Petrobras. Omni will soon have an active fleet of five Airbus H175 helicopters, one delivered into Brazil in September 2020 for an earlier contract and four currently in transit for the new contract. The four being added consist of two leased from... Read more

Airbus delivers first five-bladed H145 in North America to STARS Air Ambulance

Airbus delivers first five-bladed H145 in North America to STARS Air Ambulance

9-Aug-2021Source: Airbus

STARS Air Ambulance, an Airbus operator for more than 35 years, is the first customer in North America to operate the new five-bladed H145 following the acceptance of their new helicopter today in Fort Erie, Ontario. This latest version of the H145 family is their sixth delivery in the company’s fleet renewal plan and the... Read more

GPMS Appoints European Sales Agent

GPMS Appoints European Sales Agent

9-Aug-2021Source: GPMS

Helicopter health monitoring leader GPMS announced that it has appointed Sergio Traldi as a Sales Agent for the European region. The company is expanding overseas distribution for Foresight MX, its predictive health and usage monitoring system for rotorcraft. Foresight MX provides Engine and Component Vibration Monitoring with Remaining Useful Life estimates on all monitored components,... Read more

The EASA Annual Safety Review 2021 is now available

The EASA Annual Safety Review 2021 is now available

9-Aug-2021Source: EASA

Despite the extraordinary challenges created by the pandemic, the EASA Annual Safety Review 2021 shows that the aviation safety system remains resilient but under pressure. The overall safety picture for EASA Member States is relatively stable. As activity ramps up with the loosening of COVID-related restrictions, the situation must be closely monitored. This edition of... Read more

Hill Helicopters now accepting deposits in Bitcoin

Hill Helicopters now accepting deposits in Bitcoin

9-Aug-2021Source: Hill Helicopters

Bitcoin is taking to the skies with an exciting partnership between CoinCorner and Hill Helicopters, which sees the private helicopter company accepting Bitcoin for its luxury aircraft. Bitcoin is rapidly growing as a payment method, made possible by Bitcoin payment gateway services like CoinCorner Checkout and forward-thinking companies keen to gain a competitive edge. Offering... Read more

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