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Bell Builds Strong Momentum for the 505

Bell Builds Strong Momentum for the 505

6-Jul-2022Source: Bell

  Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced signed purchase agreements for seven Bell 505 helicopters to European customers, further validating the success of the Bell 505 in Europe and around the world. Two of these Bell 505 purchase agreements were signed by JB Investments, the longest-operating distributor of light aircraft in... Read more

Helicopter and AAM Flight Subject of Joint Global Safety Conference

Helicopter and AAM Flight Subject of Joint Global Safety Conference

6-Jul-2022Source: EHA

  The Vertical Aviation Safety Team (VAST), Helicopter Association International (HAI), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the United States Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) together will host the 2022 VAST Global Conference October 4-6, 2022, at the Hurst Conference Center, in the Fort Worth suburb of Hurst, Texas. The conference is an outgrowth of the FAA International Rotorcraft... Read more

Alpine Aerotech 3D Prints Bell 505, and Universal Headset Hangers

Alpine Aerotech 3D Prints Bell 505, and Universal Headset Hangers

6-Jul-2022Source: Alpine Aerotech

  Utilizing the latest Additive Manufacturing equipment and materials ALPINE AEROTECH has successfully designed and produced a user-friendly hanger to stow headsets inside the cabin of most aircraft. Specific to the Bell 505, Aerotech has designed a kit that allows the removal of the OEM DG clamps on the ceiling between the pilot and co-pilot... Read more

Australia launches roadmap for drone and AAM airspace integration

Australia launches roadmap for drone and AAM airspace integration

6-Jul-2022Source: Australian Government

  We’re paving the way for remotely piloted aircraft (drones) and advanced air mobility (AAM) in Australia with our new regulatory roadmap. With the rapidly growing popularity and innovative advancements in this industry, the roadmap outlines our approach to aviation safety regulations for drones and AAM over the next 10 years and beyond. ‘We’ve developed... Read more

Columbia Helicopters delivers two CH-47Ds to Rotak

Columbia Helicopters delivers two CH-47Ds to Rotak

6-Jul-2022Source: Columbia Helicopters

  Heavy-lift helicopter pioneer Columbia Helicopters is pleased to announce that it has sold two Columbia CH-47D Chinook helicopters to ROTAK Helicopter Services of Anchorage, Alaska. The helicopters include Columbia’s Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) safety modifications, as well as firefighting and external load modifications. As a part of the sale, Columbia will also provide full... Read more

Leonardo and Aeroporti di Roma sign agreement for future of air mobility

Leonardo and Aeroporti di Roma sign agreement for future of air mobility

6-Jul-2022Source: Leonardo

  At the World ATM Congress that recently ended in Madrid, Leonardo and Aeroporti di Roma (AdR) announced a partnership to equip vertiports with innovative technological solutions to benefit future air mobility. As a world leader in air traffic control (ATC) technologies and solutions for Air Traffic Control (ATC) and airport management, Leonardo has long been involved... Read more

Diehl Aerospace expands cooperation with Volocopter

Diehl Aerospace expands cooperation with Volocopter

6-Jul-2022Source: Diehl Aerospace

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility, and Diehl Aerospace, a leading supplier of avionics systems and a joint venture between Diehl Aviation and Thales, are further expanding their cooperation. The contract extension provides for the development and production of an optical splitter to complement the flight control system as well as other components for... Read more

EASA publishes world’s first rules for city eVTOL operation

EASA publishes world’s first rules for city eVTOL operation

6-Jul-2022Source: EASA

  The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published rules for the operation of air taxis in cities, the first comprehensive proposal for such regulations to be issued world-wide. The proposed new regulatory framework is open to public consultation until September 30, 2022, and cover the technical domains of airworthiness, air operations, flight crew licensing and rules... Read more

Evolito buys aerospace battery solutions company Electroflight

Evolito buys aerospace battery solutions company Electroflight

6-Jul-2022

  Evolito, a privately-owned company designing and manufacturing world-leading electric motors and controllers for aerospace applications, has today announced the acquisition of the business and assets of Cheltenham-based aerospace battery solutions company Electroflight. Evolito supplies high-performance, low-weight axial-flux motors and controllers that are smaller, lighter and with a higher safety factor than any other competing... Read more

CareFlite Adds Bell 407GXi to Air Ambulance Fleet

CareFlite Adds Bell 407GXi to Air Ambulance Fleet

6-Jul-2022Source: Bell

  Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today that CareFlite has signed an agreement to purchase a Bell 407GXi aircraft outfitted with an IFR configuration kit. “With CareFlite’s new Bell 407GXi and the two IFR certified Bell 429s currently in its fleet, Careflite will continue to facilitate around-the-clock critical care to patients across... Read more

Police Aviation News – July 2022 Edition

Police Aviation News – July 2022 Edition

5-Jul-2022Source: Police Aviation News

The July 2022 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here. HeliHub.com is providing an external link.  Police Aviation News is responsible for the content of their monthly newsletter... Read more

Bell sells seven more 505s into Europe

Bell sells seven more 505s into Europe

5-Jul-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today signed purchase agreements for seven Bell 505 helicopters to European customers, further validating the success of the Bell 505 in Europe and around the world. Two of these Bell 505 purchase agreements were signed by JB Investments, the longest-operating distributor of light aircraft in Poland.... Read more

Northrop Grumman awarded $337M contract for H-1 avionics and weapons R&D

Northrop Grumman awarded $337M contract for H-1 avionics and weapons R&D

5-Jul-2022Source: US DoD

  Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Woodland Hills, California, is awarded a $337,943,520 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price and cost reimbursable indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This contract provides researching alternatives, investigating and documenting new capabilities and anomalies related to H-1 avionics and weapons; and the development, integration, verification, validation, and testing of H-1 Integrated Avionics Systems, as well as identifies maintenance... Read more

HAI introduces 2022-23 Board of Directors

HAI introduces 2022-23 Board of Directors

5-Jul-2022Source: HAI

  Jeffery Smith of R.O.P. Aviation, who becomes HAI’s 2022–23 chair when the new board is seated, and Director Stacy Sheard of Executive Jet Management/Fanatics, were reelected to their general aviation and commercial aviation seats, respectively. (To read more about Smith and his plans for HAI for the coming year, see “Jeff Smith: Giving Back.”)... Read more

NHV Group Celebrated 25 Years of Operation

NHV Group Celebrated 25 Years of Operation

5-Jul-2022Source: NHV

  NHV Group commemorated the achievement of 25 years of operation at a companywide event on Friday 1st July. On this day, 9 NHV bases across Europe and West Africa held an event for employees and their families to commemorate this milestone. The event included entertainment for kids, dinner, and awards as well as a... Read more

Collins and FlightAware launch integration to support advanced air mobility

Collins and FlightAware launch integration to support advanced air mobility

5-Jul-2022Source: Collins Aerospace

  Collins Aerospace is leveraging the synergies of its recent acquisition of FlightAware by announcing today at the World ATM Congress the availability of new aircraft tracking and alerting features for its Uncrewed Aircraft System (UAS) digital platform, WebUASSM. By integrating FlightAware FirehoseSM, the world’s most comprehensive global flight tracking and ADS-B flight status data feed,... Read more

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance marks 15 years of service

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance marks 15 years of service

4-Jul-2022Source: Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

  Fifteen years on from that first flight, the crew are tasked to around four emergency missions every day mirroring previous years, and are able to provide advanced life-saving care usually found in a hospital emergency department.   One of the longest-serving members of the team, Dr David Sutton, who has been flying with the charity... Read more

STARS introduces Airbus H145 at Edmonton base

STARS introduces Airbus H145 at Edmonton base

4-Jul-2022

  Together with patients and supporters, STARS officially welcomed the new Airbus H145 helicopter to its Edmonton base today. The new aircraft model is part of a landmark initiative to replace STARS’ fleet across Western Canada. “Today is about commemorating with our community allies the arrival of a new fleet that will serve patients across Alberta for decades... Read more

Reps. Obernolte, Panetta launch bipartisan Advanced Air Mobility Caucus

Reps. Obernolte, Panetta launch bipartisan Advanced Air Mobility Caucus

4-Jul-2022Source: Jay Obernolte

  On Thursday, Congressmen Jay Obernolte (R-CA) and Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) launched the bipartisan Congressional Advanced Air Mobility Caucus, a new Congressional group to educate members and the public about advanced air mobility technologies, associated societal benefits, and regulatory updates needed to promote this revolutionary technology. “Imagine a future just a few years from now,... Read more

Poland orders 32 AW149s

Poland orders 32 AW149s

4-Jul-2022Source: Leonardo

PZL-Świdnik, the Polish company fully owned by Leonardo, has been awarded a contract by the Polish Ministry of Defence (MoD) worth 8.25 billion PLN gross (approximately EUR 1.76 billion) for the supply of 32 AW149 multirole helicopters. The contract was announced today during an official ceremony held at PZL-Świdnik’s facility today, in the presence of... Read more

Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation and Airbus prepare for the future of HEMS

Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation and Airbus prepare for the future of HEMS

1-Jul-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation was the very first operator to receive the new five-bladed H145 at the end of 2020. In close collaboration with Airbus, the Foundation uses it for various research projects all aimed at improving Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) in Norway. For more than 40 years, the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation... Read more

Overair nabs $145M to produce eVTOL prototype by 2023

Overair nabs $145M to produce eVTOL prototype by 2023

1-Jul-2022Source: Overair

Electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle (eVTOL) company, Overair, announced its most recent funding of $145 million from Hanwha Systems and Hanwha Aerospace, global leaders in ultra-precision communications and aircraft technologies. With this new investment, Overair remains on track to fly its all-electric experimental prototype in the second half of 2023. Overair experimental prototype Butterfly... Read more

Autoflug launches crash-proof, modular pallet solution

Autoflug launches crash-proof, modular pallet solution

1-Jul-2022Source: AUTOFLUG

  With its sale of the first MULTIBASE systems to Spectrum Aeromed, AUTOFLUG has successfully entered the market with its crash-proof, modular pallet solution. Combined with the purchase of 4 pallets for use in C130, by an unnamed end customer, further equipment intended for use on the pallets was also procured. An essential component of... Read more

HAI, Other GA Groups Send Letter To Sec. Buttigieg On NAS Congestion

HAI, Other GA Groups Send Letter To Sec. Buttigieg On NAS Congestion

1-Jul-2022

HAI and other general aviation organizations sent a letter to US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg requesting a meeting for a collaborative discussion to address congestion issues in the National Airspace System. The letter highlights the shared goal of “operating an aviation system that runs efficiently and safely, while equitably serving all stakeholders” and expresses... Read more

Collins Aerospace to develop unmanned flight ecosystem in Ireland

Collins Aerospace to develop unmanned flight ecosystem in Ireland

1-Jul-2022Source: Collins Aerospace

  Collins Aerospace has received a three-year funding award from the European Climate Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (EU CINEA) and SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking (JU) to develop an unmanned flight ecosystem in Ireland by delivering a Digital Sky Demonstrator on U-Space. In conjunction with several Irish aviation companies, Collins Aerospace will work to build an end-to-end... Read more

Astronics Selected for Lilium Jet’s Electrical Power Distribution System

Astronics Selected for Lilium Jet’s Electrical Power Distribution System

1-Jul-2022Source: Astronics

Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO), a leading provider of advanced technologies for global aerospace, defense and other mission critical industries, announced that it has been selected by Lilium N.V. to design, develop, and build the Lilium Jet’s electrical power distribution system. Power distribution units play a critical role within the Lilium Jet’s innovative energy management system. Astronics... Read more

HAI Collaborates with AEA to Add Maintenance SMS Program to Safety

HAI Collaborates with AEA to Add Maintenance SMS Program to Safety

1-Jul-2022Source: HAI

  Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to add another safety program to its VTOL safety tool chest, working with the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) to provide their safety management system (SMS) for aircraft maintenance at no additional cost to HAI members.  Since introducing HAI’s SMS Program to members last year, HAI has expanded this... Read more

LCI Acquires 19 Helicopter Portfolio

LCI Acquires 19 Helicopter Portfolio

1-Jul-2022Source: LCI

  LCI, a leading aviation company and a subsidiary of the Libra Group, has announced the acquisition of a portfolio of nineteen (19) helicopters from Lobo Leasing, alongside RIVE Private Investment and Turning Rock Partners. The portfolio is valued at over US$115 million and comprises of helicopters from leading manufacturers including Airbus Helicopters, Bell, Leonardo... Read more

Bristow signs Long-Term Support Agreements for AW139 fleet

Bristow signs Long-Term Support Agreements for AW139 fleet

1-Jul-2022Source: Bristow

  Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) announced it has signed long-term, favorable maintenance support agreements with Leonardo Helicopters for airframes and Pratt & Whitney for engines on the Company’s global fleet of AW139 helicopters. The legacy Era AW139 fleet was previously covered by a limited power-by-the-hour (“PBH”) support agreement with Leonardo for the airframes, while... Read more

Starspeed services wins tender to the Isles of Scilly

Starspeed services wins tender to the Isles of Scilly

30-Jun-2022Source: Starspeed

  Starspeed Ltd, one of the largest VIP helicopter operators worldwide and registered since 1978 as a helicopter company, is proud to announce that it will take over operations of the Penzance Helicopters service to the Isles of Scilly in the very South-West of the United Kingdom in winter 2022, replacing current operator Sloane Helicopters. The decision awarding the... Read more

HAI works with ERHC and others on Washington DC noise initiativef

HAI works with ERHC and others on Washington DC noise initiativef

30-Jun-2022Source: HAI

  Working with US Congressman Don Beyer (D-Va.), the Eastern Region Helicopter Council (ERHC) and Helicopter Association International (HAI) debuted a new helicopter noise initiative for the Washington, D.C., metro area last Friday. The two trade groups established a helicopter noise complaint system for individuals in and around the region to share their concerns. The... Read more

Subaru was awarded a contract of Subaru B412EPX from Chubu Regional Development Bureau

Subaru was awarded a contract of Subaru B412EPX from Chubu Regional Development Bureau

30-Jun-2022Source: Subaru

Subaru Corporation is pleased to announce that we were awarded a contract of SUBARU BELL 412EPX, from Chubu Regional Development Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). The helicopter is scheduled to be delivered to the customer in 2024. It is expected to be used for information gathering in the event of disasters... Read more

Clyde Woltman To Lead Leonardo Helicopters’ US Operations

Clyde Woltman To Lead Leonardo Helicopters’ US Operations

30-Jun-2022Source: Leonardo

  Leonardo, a leader in the global aerospace, defense and security industry, today announced that Clyde M. Woltman has been named CEO for Leonardo Helicopters U.S. Woltman assumes his new role following the retirement of William Hunt, who will temporarily remain in an advisory role. Woltman joined the company in 2019 as the President of... Read more

EHang Announced Strategic Partnership with Agricultural Bank of China

EHang Announced Strategic Partnership with Agricultural Bank of China

30-Jun-2022Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, today announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with the Guangzhou Branch of Agricultural Bank of China, one of the world’s 10 largest commercial banks (“ABC Guangzhou Branch”). ABC Guangzhou Branch is expected to provide... Read more

New FAA Grant To Help Embry-Riddle Researchers Improve Drone Safety

New FAA Grant To Help Embry-Riddle Researchers Improve Drone Safety

30-Jun-2022Source: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

  Researchers at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recently received a $371,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to study the detection systems of uncrewed aerial systems (UAS), or drones, to improve the safety of their operation. “The research will inform the development of standards and requirements for the accuracy of detect-and-avoid (DAA) systems, which will improve... Read more

NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility Mission Researches Noise

NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility Mission Researches Noise

29-Jun-2022Source: NASA

  When the public thinks about the addition of drones, air taxis, or new cargo delivery aircraft, noise is a common concern. Will these aircraft buzz over housing areas? Add to noise pollution? NASA is working to help make sure when these innovative new aircraft join the airspace, they are quiet. NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility... Read more

EHang Partners with Tianxingjian on Scenic Flight Project

EHang Partners with Tianxingjian on Scenic Flight Project

29-Jun-2022Source: EHang

  EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, today announced that it has received an initial purchase order for five units of EH216 AAVs from Tianxingjian Cultural Tourism Investment and Development LLC. (“Tianxingjian”), an affiliated enterprise of the Jishou city government in Hunan... Read more

Blade Announces Partnership to Provide Perks to JetBlue’s TrueBlue Loyalty Program Members

Blade Announces Partnership to Provide Perks to JetBlue’s TrueBlue Loyalty Program Members

29-Jun-2022Source: Blade Air Mobility

  Blade Air Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLDE, “Blade”), a technology-powered global air mobility platform announced today that it has entered into an agreement with JetBlue (Nasdaq: JBLU, “JetBlue”), New York’s Hometown Airline® to integrate Blade’s Airport service into JetBlue’s TrueBlue loyalty program through 2023. In connection with the partnership, Blade announced that it will be adding... Read more

NRC researchers conduct first completely autonomous flights in Canada

NRC researchers conduct first completely autonomous flights in Canada

29-Jun-2022Source: NRC

Twentieth century science fiction writers often featured flying cars and self-driving automobiles in their stories. While we haven’t quite reached that vision yet, researchers at the National Research Council of Canada’s (NRC) Aerospace Research Centre are well on their way to it. In March 2022, they started the first phase of flight trials for a self-flying... Read more

Schiebel Camcopter S-100 and Nordic Unmanned successfully complete onshore tests

Schiebel Camcopter S-100 and Nordic Unmanned successfully complete onshore tests

29-Jun-2022Source: Schiebel

Schiebel, together with its partner Nordic Unmanned, successfully demonstrated to Norwegian energy company Equinor the onshore capabilities of the S-100 proving the utility for UAS offshore logistics. The three-week onshore test phase was part of the Offshore Drone Service contract between Equinor and Nordic Unmanned. The scope involves cargo deliveries between the installations at the... Read more

Heli-One announces CAMO certification

Heli-One announces CAMO certification

28-Jun-2022Source: Heli-One

  Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has significantly strengthened its delivery portfolio after achieving certification as a Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO). Its operations in Poland have been formally approved  under European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)  Part-CAMO regulations by the Polish Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). It positions... Read more

New operator to take over Penzance Helicopters service

New operator to take over Penzance Helicopters service

27-Jun-2022Source: Sloane Helicopters

A new operator will take over the operation of the Penzance Helicopters service to the Isles of Scilly this winter, replacing current operator Sloane Helicopters. The helicopter service flies year-round between Penzance and the islands of Tresco and St Mary’s on the Isles of Scilly and has been operated by Sloane Helicopters since it was... Read more

Cyprus orders six H145Ms for its National Guard

Cyprus orders six H145Ms for its National Guard

27-Jun-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

  The Government of Cyprus has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters for the purchase of six H145Ms with an option for another six aircraft. The five-bladed helicopters will be operated by the Cypriot National Guard. “The implementation of this agreement will provide the National Guard with a cost-effective and high-performance helicopter solution that satisfies... Read more

Lobo and EMP form joint venture LEVL Leasing

Lobo and EMP form joint venture LEVL Leasing

27-Jun-2022Source: Lobo Leasing

  Lobo Leasing Limited and EMP Structured Assets GmbH are delighted to announce the formation of LEVL Leasing Limited, a Dublin based joint-venture company dedicated to providing lease and capital solutions for helicopter and vertical lift operators. Lobo and EMP each own 50 % in the joint venture. LEVL Leasing brings togethers Lobo Leasing’s full... Read more

Lockheed awarded $22M contract for modernized day sensor assembly kits and spares for Apache

Lockheed awarded $22M contract for modernized day sensor assembly kits and spares for Apache

27-Jun-2022Source: US DoD

  Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $22,112,989 modification (P00001) to contract W58RGZ-22-F-0130 to procure modernized day sensor assembly kits and spares for Apache helicopters. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2024. Fiscal 2010 Foreign Military Sales (Egypt) funds; and fiscal 2021 and 2022... Read more

ERHC, HAI Debut Washington Noise Initiative

ERHC, HAI Debut Washington Noise Initiative

27-Jun-2022Source: HAI

The Eastern Region Helicopter Council (ERHC) and Helicopter Association International (HAI) debuted a new helicopter noise initiative for the Washington, D.C., metro area today. The two trade groups established a helicopter noise complaint system for individuals in and around the region to share their concerns. Jeff Smith, chair of EHRC, and John Shea, director of... Read more

FAA approves Onboard Systems Dual Cargo Hook EC135

FAA approves Onboard Systems Dual Cargo Hook EC135

27-Jun-2022Source: Onboard Systems

  Onboard Systems announced that its replacement dual cargo hook HEC kit for the EC135 aircraft has been STC certified by the FAA. This cargo hook system meets the 14 CFR part 27.865 certification requirements for human external cargo (HEC) and has been designed as a dual installation of a unique version of the TALON® LC... Read more

Lockheed awarded $37M contract for modifications of 24 MH-60R for India

Lockheed awarded $37M contract for modifications of 24 MH-60R for India

27-Jun-2022Source: Lockheed Martin

  Lockheed Martin Corp., Rotary and Mission Systems, Owego, New York, is awarded a $37,836,503 firm-fixed-price, cost modification (P00041) to a previously awarded contract (N0001919C0013). This modification increases the contract, based on the configuration item list, which provides for modifications for final country-unique configuration requirements for 24 MH-60R aircraft for the government of India. Additionally,... Read more

Wingcopter scores $42M in latest funding round

Wingcopter scores $42M in latest funding round

27-Jun-2022Source: Wingcopter

Wingcopter, the German delivery drone manufacturer and service provider, announced that it has raised $42 million from renowned financial and strategic investors. The new funding is part of a Series A extension round, tripling the company’s total equity raise to more than $60 million to date. Leading German retailer REWE Group as well as German... Read more

EHang Partners with Tianxingjian on Scenic Flight Project

EHang Partners with Tianxingjian on Scenic Flight Project

27-Jun-2022Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced that it has received an initial purchase order for five units of EH216 AAVs from Tianxingjian Cultural Tourism Investment and Development LLC. (“Tianxingjian”), an affiliated enterprise of the Jishou city government in Hunan province, China.... Read more

Rolls-Royce advances hybrid-electric flight with new technology in AAM

Rolls-Royce advances hybrid-electric flight with new technology in AAM

27-Jun-2022Source: Rolls-Royce

  Rolls-Royce is officially announcing the development of turbogenerator technology, which includes a new small engine designed for hybrid-electric applications. The system will be an on-board power source with scalable power offerings and will complement the Rolls-Royce Electrical propulsion portfolio, enabling extended range on sustainable aviation fuels and later as it comes available through hydrogen... Read more

16th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium Returns to Oshkosh

16th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium Returns to Oshkosh

27-Jun-2022Source: VFS

  More than 40 of the world’s leading electric aircraft developers and technology experts will be speaking at the 16th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS), hosted by the Vertical Flight Society (VFS). The event will once again be held in person and online in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on July 23-24, 2022 — the weekend prior to... Read more

Airbus and Munich Airport International expand their partnership

Airbus and Munich Airport International expand their partnership

24-Jun-2022Source: Airbus

  Airbus and Munich Airport International have signed a Memorandum of Understanding at ILA Berlin Air Show to start marketing turnkey solutions to cities and regions interested in developing advanced air mobility (AAM) ecosystems globally. Airbus is developing CityAirbus NextGen, its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, along with key support and services offerings... Read more

Aerospace and defence companies group together with Airbus to provide the Bundeswehr with the H145M

Aerospace and defence companies group together with Airbus to provide the Bundeswehr with the H145M

24-Jun-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

  Leading companies from the German aerospace and defence industry have joined forces to provide the Bundeswehr with the five-bladed H145M as their light support helicopter. A requirement for up to 55 helicopters is expected. Under the name “LUH SK – Team H145M”, Airbus Helicopters, ecms Aviation Systems, Hensoldt Sensors and Hensoldt Avionics, Liebherr-Aerospace, Rohde... Read more

Bristow Announces Initiation of Equity Analyst Coverage by The Benchmark Company

Bristow Announces Initiation of Equity Analyst Coverage by The Benchmark Company

24-Jun-2022Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the world’s leading global provider of innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions, announced that an independent Wall Street equity research analyst firm, The Benchmark Company, has initiated coverage on the Company with initial “Buy” recommendations.... Read more

Billy Beacon SAR memorial trophy awarded

Billy Beacon SAR memorial trophy awarded

24-Jun-2022Source: Blade Air Mobility

  Blade Air Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLDE, “Blade”), a technology-powered global air mobility platform announced that it has entered into an agreement with JetBlue (Nasdaq: JBLU, “JetBlue”), New York’s Hometown Airline® to integrate Blade’s Airport service into JetBlue’s TrueBlue loyalty program through 2023. In connection with the partnership, Blade announced that it will be adding an... Read more

Billy Beacon SAR memorial trophy awarded

Billy Beacon SAR memorial trophy awarded

24-Jun-2022Source: Bristow

  Robert Courts MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Transport, with responsibility for aviation and maritime, has presented the Billy Deacon SAR Memorial Trophy to three of HM Coastguard’s search and rescue crew in the UK, recognising their outstanding performance in dangerous circumstances in 2020-21. Winch paramedics Abi Wild and Niall... Read more

XL Aero Receives Structural Repair Approval for Bell 205/212/412 Main Transmission Case

XL Aero Receives Structural Repair Approval for Bell 205/212/412 Main Transmission Case

24-Jun-2022Source: XL Aero

  XL Aerospace (www.xlaero.ca), an industry leading provider of innovative aviation engineering, repair and manufacturing solutions to the general aviation and helicopter operations and maintenance, repair and overhaul sectors announces it has received Transport Canada (TC) approval for the repair of the Main Transmission Casing applicable to Bell Helicopter 205, 212 and 412 Helicopter models.  Tim Blaskovich... Read more

Airbus Helicopters in the UK announces leadership transition

Airbus Helicopters in the UK announces leadership transition

23-Jun-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

  Airbus Helicopters in the UK has named its current Head of Defence Business, Lenny Brown MBE as its new Managing Director, succeeding Colin James who has headed the company for the last eight years. Planning for the transition has been underway for some months and will formally take effect on 1 st July. Lenny,... Read more

Airbus selects KLK Motorsport and Modell- und Formenbau Blasius Gerg GmbH to develop rear structure of CityAirbus NextGen

Airbus selects KLK Motorsport and Modell- und Formenbau Blasius Gerg GmbH to develop rear structure of CityAirbus NextGen

23-Jun-2022Source: Airbus

  Airbus is partnering with KLK Motorsport and Modell- und Formenbau Blasius Gerg GmbH to design, develop and manufacture the rear structure of CityAirbus NextGen. The companies will work together to develop an ultra-lightweight rear fuselage, which plays a key role in the airframe’s flight efficiency and which meets the high standards of reliability and... Read more

First helicopter flight powered solely by sustainable aviation fuel

First helicopter flight powered solely by sustainable aviation fuel

23-Jun-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

  An Airbus H225 has performed the first ever helicopter flight with 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) powering both Safran’s Makila 2 engines. This flight, which follows the flight of an H225 with one SAF-powered Makila 2 engine in November 2021, is part of the flight campaign aimed at understanding the impact of SAF use... Read more

Alidaunia Enables SKYTRAC In-Flight Medical Data Transfer and Telemedicine Onboard AW139 and AW169

Alidaunia Enables SKYTRAC In-Flight Medical Data Transfer and Telemedicine Onboard AW139 and AW169

23-Jun-2022Source: SKYTRAC

  SKYTRAC Systems Ltd. (SKYTRAC), a global leader in aerospace intelligent connectivity and satellite communications (Satcom), today announced that Alidaunia S.R.L (Alidaunia), a leading Italian air ambulance, charter, and passenger services provider, has enabled SKYTRAC’s medical data transfer and telemedicine capability onboard their fleet of Leonardo AW139 and AW169 helicopters. In 2019, Alidaunia began leveraging... Read more

Heli-One Completes Successful SkyVis Test Flights on BPOL H215, STC expected in 2022

Heli-One Completes Successful SkyVis Test Flights on BPOL H215, STC expected in 2022

22-Jun-2022Source: Universal Avionics

  Universal Avionics, an Elbit Systems Company, in partnership with Heli-One (Norway) AS and the Bundespolizei – German Federal Police (BPOL) has successfully completed test flights of its SkyVis Helmet Mounted Display (HMD). The partnership is aimed at the development of a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for SkyVis on H215... Read more

Eve and Kenya Airways’ Fahari Aviation sign an agreement to scale UAM

Eve and Kenya Airways’ Fahari Aviation sign an agreement to scale UAM

22-Jun-2022Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

  In March 2022, a subsidiary of Eve Holding, Inc. (“Eve”) (NYSE: EVEX; EVEXW) and Kenya Airways’ subsidiary, Fahari Aviation, signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for up to 40 electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles. The agreement includes joint studies through a working group to develop and scale the UAM market and a... Read more

Bristow Announces Initiation of Equity Analyst Coverage by The Benchmark

Bristow Announces Initiation of Equity Analyst Coverage by The Benchmark

22-Jun-2022Source: Bristow

  Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the world’s leading global provider of innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions, today announced that an independent Wall Street equity research analyst firm, The Benchmark Company, has initiated coverage on the Company with initial “Buy” recommendations.... Read more

Universal Avionics Chosen to Provide Enhanced Vision Cameras to Bavarian Police Helicopters

Universal Avionics Chosen to Provide Enhanced Vision Cameras to Bavarian Police Helicopters

21-Jun-2022Source: Universal Avionics

  Universal Avionics (UA), an Elbit Systems company, has been selected by Airbus Helicopters to supply its EVS4000 multispectral Enhanced Vision cameras for installation on 8 new Airbus H145 helicopters destined to the Bavarian Police. The addition of the EVS4000 improves safety by increasing situational awareness in low-visibility situations including inclement weather and during night missions. The EVS4000 cameras offer advanced real-time... Read more

Subaru awarded a contract of Subaru Bell 412EPX from Japan Coast Guard

Subaru awarded a contract of Subaru Bell 412EPX from Japan Coast Guard

21-Jun-2022Source: Sabaru

Subaru Corporation is pleased to announce that we were awarded a contract of SUBARU BELL 412EPX, from Japan Coast Guard. The helicopter is scheduled to be delivered to the customer in 2025. It is expected to be used for ensuring security at sea, search and rescue, responding maritime disasters, and transportation of many loads. SUBARU... Read more

Metro Aviation continues to delivered H125 to Texas DPS

Metro Aviation continues to delivered H125 to Texas DPS

21-Jun-2022Source: Metro Aviation

  Metro Aviation recently completed and delivered a new H125 for the Texas Department of Public Safety. Working in conjunction with aviation technology and wireless communications leader CNC Technologies, Metro customized the aircraft to meet the Texas DPS’s specific mission needs. The result is the most advanced law enforcement aerial mission platform completed to date by Metro’s Louisiana-based completion center. The aircraft is the first in the Texas DPS... Read more

Instructors And Courses Sought For HAI Heli-Expo 2023

Instructors And Courses Sought For HAI Heli-Expo 2023

21-Jun-2022Source: HAI

  Helicopter Association International (HAI) has issued a call for courses and instructors for HAI HELI-EXPO 2023. The show will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, Mar. 6–9, 2023, with the show floor open Mar. 7–9. HAI is seeking proposals from instructors for HAI Rotor Safety Challenge, Professional Education, and... Read more

Vertical Aerospace welcomes CAA signing up to SC-VTOL

Vertical Aerospace welcomes CAA signing up to SC-VTOL

20-Jun-2022Source: Vertical Aerospace

  Vertical Aerospace Ltd. (Vertical) [NYSE: EVTL], a global aerospace and technology company that is pioneering zero emissions aviation, welcomes the UK Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) announcement confirming use of Special Conditions (SC)-VTOL as the basis for the UK certification for new electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, also used by the European Union... Read more

Chubu Regional Development Bureau orders Bell 412EPX

Chubu Regional Development Bureau orders Bell 412EPX

20-Jun-2022Source: Sabaru

Subaru Corporation is pleased to announce that we were awarded a contract of SUBARU BELL 412EPX, from Chubu Regional Development Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). The helicopter is scheduled to be delivered to the customer in 2024. It is expected to be used for information gathering in the event of disasters... Read more

Garmin achieves EASA approval for the GFC 600H flight control system for AS350

Garmin achieves EASA approval for the GFC 600H flight control system for AS350

20-Jun-2022Source: Garmin

  Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN), is pleased to announce European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval of the GFC™ 600H for AS350 helicopters, providing a cost-effective flight control solution that reduces pilot workload and improves mission effectiveness. The GFC 600H provides a number of helicopter-tailored safety features, including attitude hold... Read more

Bristow to ring NYSE Opening Bell June 21

Bristow to ring NYSE Opening Bell June 21

20-Jun-2022Source: Bristow

  Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the world’s leading global provider of innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions, today announced that it will ring the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Tuesday, June 21, to commemorate the two-year anniversary of the merger between Bristow Group Inc. and Era Group Inc. Bristow... Read more

20-Jun-22 G-CJEK Guimbal G2 Burton in Lonsdale, UK (2F)

20-Jun-22 G-CJEK Guimbal G2 Burton in Lonsdale, UK (2F)

20-Jun-2022

Helicopter accident near Burton in Lonsdale, details TBC.  North Yorkshire Police confirmed two fatalities.  Another report suggests accident occurred during approach/landing, and the presence of a scorched tree in this report indicates a fire occurred, but not whether it was cause or effect. Pilot/owner (named here as Ian Macdonald) had owned the helicopter from new... Read more

Helitune updates Rotor Track and Balance software for AS350

Helitune updates Rotor Track and Balance software for AS350

17-Jun-2022Source: Helitune

  A new Minimum Flight Routine (MFR) RT-6 Software Configuration has been Introduced by Helitune for the H125/H125M Helicopter – also known as AS350/AS550 Developed for the South African Police for their H125 helicopters, an enhanced Rotor Track and Balance (RTB) software configuration has been developed. The new RT-6 H125 configuration offers the benefit of... Read more

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