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HAI Announces 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

HAI Announces 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

18-Jan-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Dwayne Williams is the recipient of the Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Bell. This award honors excellence in management and leadership and is granted to an individual for long and significant service to the international helicopter community. It will be presented March 7 at... Read more

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance reports on 2021 missions

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance reports on 2021 missions

18-Jan-2022Source: Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) has recorded its busiest ever year as the country emerged from lockdown with an increased demand for the life-saving service. Emergency call outs soared well beyond pre-pandemic levels with crews at the charity’s Aberdeen and Perth airbases deployed 810 times during 2021 – a 76% increase on the previous year’s... Read more

FAA Approves HAI Petition for Exemption to Allow Air Ambulance Operations

FAA Approves HAI Petition for Exemption to Allow Air Ambulance Operations

18-Jan-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has partially approved a petition for exemption that HAI had submitted in anticipation of 5G C band deployment, seeking relief from regulations that require a normally functioning radio altimeter for certain operations. This exemption will allow Part 119 certificate holders authorized... Read more

Wales Air Ambulance reports on 2021 missions

Wales Air Ambulance reports on 2021 missions

18-Jan-2022Source: Wales Air Ambulance

The Wales Air Ambulance Charity has thanked the public for its support, which has enabled it to attend 3,544 life and limb-threatening emergencies in 2021. The total number of missions undertaken since the Charity’s inception in 2001 stands at over 41,000. The Charity, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, received 3,544 calls during 2021. 1870... Read more

Up to 772 pound payload increase certified for Leonardo AW169

Up to 772 pound payload increase certified for Leonardo AW169

17-Jan-2022Source: HeliHub.com

Leonardo has recently had upgrades to the AW169 certified, providing increased payload in several operational conditions, both Sea Level and Hot & High scenarios.  The certified increases are up to 350kg (772 pounds) and dependent on operational situation eg HOGE and CatA operations. Known in shorthand as “Phase 7”, two Performance Packs have been approved... Read more

Helibras delivers first five-bladed EMS H145 in Brazil

Helibras delivers first five-bladed EMS H145 in Brazil

17-Jan-2022Source: Helibras

[electronic translation] Helibras has just delivered two H145 model aircraft to the company Air Jet Taxi Aéreo Ltda. The helicopters are the first equipped with five blades to be used for passenger transport and also for aeromedical transport in Brazil. In addition to the recognized operational efficiency and safety, which make the helicopter a commercial success... Read more

HAI warns of 5G potentially grounding helicopters across the US

HAI warns of 5G potentially grounding helicopters across the US

17-Jan-2022Source: HAI

The nation’s helicopter fleet, including airborne law enforcement and air ambulance services, faces the imminent likelihood of being grounded next week when Verizon Communications and AT&T plan to activate new 5G communication towers across the United States. The potential grounding results from an unprecedented number of Notices to Air Missions (NOTAMs) issued by the FAA... Read more

HAI Announces 2022 Pilot of the Year Award Recipient

HAI Announces 2022 Pilot of the Year Award Recipient

17-Jan-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce United States Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Travis Christy, an MH-60 aircraft commander, as the recipient of the Salute to Excellence Pilot of the Year Award. The award, presented by ROTOR Media, recognizes an outstanding single feat performed by a helicopter pilot during the year or extraordinary professionalism... Read more

High Sheriff Recognises Hard Work of Wales Air Ambulance

High Sheriff Recognises Hard Work of Wales Air Ambulance

17-Jan-2022Source: Wales Air Ambulance

Wales Air Ambulance has been presented with the prestigious High Sheriff’s Award for its services to the people of the preserved county of Mid Glamorgan. The accolade was presented to the Service by the High Sheriff of Mid Glamorgan, Jeff Edwards MBE, in November during his visit to Cardiff Heliport. Mr Morgan said: “Wales Air... Read more

MD hands over six 530Gs to Malaysia

MD hands over six 530Gs to Malaysia

14-Jan-2022Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced the initial acceptance of six MD 530G Light Scout Attack helicopters for the Malaysia Ministry of Defense via their agent Halaman Optima/ Destini Prima. The aircraft are now in transit to Malaysia for final acceptance and expected to arrive in-country by the end of the first quarter of 2022. As part... Read more

Vertical Flight Society Continues Growth

Vertical Flight Society Continues Growth

14-Jan-2022Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS), the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, reports today that the explosive growth of world’s electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft plus significant developments in military and civil rotorcraft have continued to expand its membership. As of Jan. 1, 2022, a total of 163 companies are... Read more

BAE Systems and Embraer to explore potential defence variants for the Eve eVTOL aircraft

BAE Systems and Embraer to explore potential defence variants for the Eve eVTOL aircraft

14-Jan-2022Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

BAE Systems and Embraer Defense & Security have announced plans to embark on a joint study to explore the development of Eve’s electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) vehicle for the defence and security market. The joint study builds on Eve’s development for the urban air mobility market and will look at how the aircraft... Read more

Onboard Systems Appoints New VP of Engineering

Onboard Systems Appoints New VP of Engineering

14-Jan-2022Source: Onboard Systems

Onboard Systems International, LLC, a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, announced that Pablo Bravo, most recently with DART Aerospace, has joined Onboard as Vice President, Engineering. Mr. Bravo brings 18 years of industry experience as a technical and strategic leader and holds a delegation from the FAA as a Designated Engineering Representative... Read more

Irish Community Air Ambulance missions increase during 2021

Irish Community Air Ambulance missions increase during 2021

14-Jan-2022Source: Irish Community Air Ambulance

The Irish Community Air Ambulance was tasked to 512 missions in 14 counties during 2021, its busiest year since the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) Air Ambulance launched in July 2019. There were 490 taskings in 2020. The organisation is Ireland’s only charity-funded HEMS Air Ambulance. It works in partnership with the National Ambulance Service and responds... Read more

HAI Announces 2022 Law Enforcement Award Recipient

HAI Announces 2022 Law Enforcement Award Recipient

14-Jan-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Michigan State Police Aviation Unit Sgt. Matt Rogers is the recipient of the Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award. This award, sponsored by MD Helicopters, recognizes an individual who has contributed to the promotion and advancement of helicopters in support of law enforcement activities. It will... Read more

HAI Announces 2022 Humanitarian Service Award Recipient

HAI Announces 2022 Humanitarian Service Award Recipient

14-Jan-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce MD Helicopters is the 2022 recipient of the Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award. The award, sponsored by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, honors the person or people who best demonstrate the value of helicopters to the communities in which they operate by providing aid to those... Read more

Eve and Falko announce partnership to develop Global Operator Network

Eve and Falko announce partnership to develop Global Operator Network

14-Jan-2022Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve UAM, LLC (“Eve”), an Embraer S.A. (“Embraer”) company, and Falko Regional Aircraft Limited (“Falko”), a global leader in commercial regional aircraft leasing, announced today a Letter of Intent which contemplates a potential order for 200 of Eve’s electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) and a commercial partnership to develop a global network of... Read more

ASU Opens A&P Preparation Course in Boise

ASU Opens A&P Preparation Course in Boise

14-Jan-2022Source: ASU

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) in Boise, Idaho, announced today the company launched a new Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) preparation course to help students prepare and test for their FAA Certification. ASU’s new accelerated program is located at the new ASU Academy near the Boise Airport at 3559 W. Wright St., Boise, Idaho. The three-week course... Read more

FAA Approves AeroLEDs For Part 27 Rotorcraft

FAA Approves AeroLEDs For Part 27 Rotorcraft

14-Jan-2022Source: AeroLEDs

AeroLEDs, LLC is pleased to announce FAA approval for over 200 Part 27 makes and models, adding to their expansive list of FAA certifications. This STC covers the installation of the SunSpotTM 36 and 46 Series LEDs on nearly all “Normal” category rotorcraft. AeroLEDs Landing, Taxi and Recognition lighting products offer numerous advantages over Halogen,... Read more

Mercy Flights new purchase to service Southern Oregon and Northern California

Mercy Flights new purchase to service Southern Oregon and Northern California

14-Jan-2022Source: Mercy Flights

Mercy Flights leadership announced the purchase of new helicopter this week to support the growing medical transportation needs in Southern Oregon and Northern California. The new Bell 407 GXi aircraft is scheduled to arrive at the Mercy Flights headquarters in Medford during the second week of January and will begin transporting patients by the beginning... Read more

Jacksonville to selling two Bell 206B3 to public

Jacksonville to selling two Bell 206B3 to public

14-Jan-2022Source: GovDeals

The city of Jacksonville, FL has selected GovDeals to offer two Bell Jet Ranger 206B3 Helicopters for sale to the public. The former Sheriff’s helicopters will be at auction until January 31, 2022. Both auctions require potential buyers to pay a refundable $5,000 bid deposit prior to placing a bid on. The deposit will go... Read more

CIT Provides Financing for Medical Transport Helicopters

CIT Provides Financing for Medical Transport Helicopters

14-Jan-2022Source: CIT

CIT, a division of First Citizens Bank, today announced that its Aerospace, Defense and Government business provided financing for seven leased helicopters managed by Thora Capital. The helicopters, used for emergency medical transport services, are on long-term lease to Apollo Medflight, which provides emergency transport services on behalf of regional and community hospitals in six midwestern... Read more

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance records 2021 as busiest year

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance records 2021 as busiest year

14-Jan-2022Source: Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance sign off 2021 as busiest year in charity’s history. A lot has happened at LNAA this year, from moving to a new headquarters to upgrading the helicopter, the charity hasn’t stood still through what has been a monumental year of change. And the numbers reflect the pace of transformation with... Read more

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance reports on 2021

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance reports on 2021

13-Jan-2022Source: Hampshire & IOW Air Ambulance

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance responded to 1,570 potentially life-saving call-outs in 2021. The highest number of missions were cardiac arrest, 491 (31% of total), closely followed by medical emergencies, such as strokes, 268 (17%), road traffic collisions, 228 (15%) and falls from height, 226 (14%). Other incidents included rail and sporting incidents,... Read more

UK AAIB Bulletin – January 2022

UK AAIB Bulletin – January 2022

13-Jan-2022Source: AAIB

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- AS355F1 (G-BOSN), engine fire due to exhaust clamp failure, Hedsor House, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, 2 March 2021... Read more

HAI Announces 2022 Golden Hour Award Recipient

HAI Announces 2022 Golden Hour Award Recipient

13-Jan-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that the Neonatal/Pediatric Transport Team at Children’s Health of Dallas, Texas, is the 2022 recipient of the Salute to Excellence Golden Hour Award. The award recognizes the efforts of an individual, group, or organization that, through a particular activity or contributions over time, has advanced the use... Read more

HAI Announces 2022 Safety Award Recipient

HAI Announces 2022 Safety Award Recipient

13-Jan-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce United States Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod as the recipient of the Salute to Excellence Safety Award. The award, sponsored by BLR Aerospace, recognizes outstanding contributions to the promotion of helicopter safety and safety awareness. It will be presented Monday, March 7, at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022... Read more

Bellwether Industries Reveals Flight Footage in Public

Bellwether Industries Reveals Flight Footage in Public

13-Jan-2022Source: Bellwether Industries

Bellwether Industries, London-based urban air mobility (UAM) startup, has officially released its video of a free- flight test of the half-scale eVTOL model, responding to the growing interest from the public. Last year, Bellwether Industries made its debut at DroneX/Helitech, held in London, to showcase its prototype and introduce the concept of Volar, the derivative... Read more

HUMS supplier GPMS receives more venture capital

HUMS supplier GPMS receives more venture capital

13-Jan-2022Source: GPMS

GPMS International, Inc. announced an investment by New York-based Hearst Ventures for its Series A-1 round.  DiamondStream Partners, who led the Series A round in February 2021, also participated. The company raised $7.3 million in the two rounds. GPMS has developed proprietary technology that’s key to effectively detect faults on complex machines. Its product, Foresight... Read more

Republic Airways orders up to 200 Eve eVTOL aircraft

Republic Airways orders up to 200 Eve eVTOL aircraft

13-Jan-2022Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve Air Mobility, an Embraer company, and Republic Airways Holdings Inc, announced today a Memorandum of Understanding and Letter of Intent to purchase up to 200 of Eve’s electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL) to explore additional opportunities within its subsidiaries, such as LIFT Academy,  that are focused on workforce development initiatives and the... Read more

Helicentre Aviation buys Entrol AW109 simulator

Helicentre Aviation buys Entrol AW109 simulator

12-Jan-2022Source: Helicentre Aviation Academy

Helicentre Aviation Academy, the UK’s leading provider of professional helicopter pilot training, has become Entrol’s first UK customer, signing a purchase order for an H19 / AW109 SP FNPT II MCC simulator. Early last year, following twenty successful years specialising in “ab-initio to professional pilot” training, Helicentre Aviation obtained CAA approval for the Multi-Engine Instrument Rating... Read more

HAI Announces 2022 Communications Award Recipient

HAI Announces 2022 Communications Award Recipient

12-Jan-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Helicopter Life Editor Georgina Hunter-Jones as the recipient of the Salute to Excellence Communications Award. The award, sponsored by Lightspeed Aviation, recognizes an individual for creative distinction in disseminating information about the helicopter industry. It will be presented March 7, 2022, at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 in Dallas,... Read more

Sikorsky Australia NDT Team transitions into Asia Pacific Aerospace

Sikorsky Australia NDT Team transitions into Asia Pacific Aerospace

12-Jan-2022Source: Asia Pacific Aerospace

Asia Pacific Aerospace (APA) has confirmed continuation of NDT services previously offered by the Sikorsky Australia non-destructive testing (NDT) unit.  As of December 18, all five members of the former Sikorsky Australia team transitioned to APA’s Macarthur facility. The facility has been upgraded to accommodate the advanced NDT methods now added to APA’s capability: Ultrasonic... Read more

AAMS Announces 2022-2023 Board of Directors

AAMS Announces 2022-2023 Board of Directors

12-Jan-2022Source: AAMS

The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), an international non-profit organization committed to leading and serving transport medicine, is pleased to announce the newly elected members of its 2022-2023 board of directors. Our new leadership team is the first board elected since significant changes were made to the AAMS governance structure, and terms officially began... Read more

HAI Announces 2022 Flight Instructor Award Recipient

HAI Announces 2022 Flight Instructor Award Recipient

12-Jan-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Scott Tinnesand as the recipient of the Salute to Excellence W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award. This award, presented by H. Ross Perot & Family, recognizes superlative contributions by a helicopter or UAS flight instructor in upholding high standards of professionalism. It will be... Read more

HAI Announces 2022 Maintenance Award Recipient

HAI Announces 2022 Maintenance Award Recipient

12-Jan-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Panther Helicopters mechanic Jeffrey Donnell as the recipient of the Salute to Excellence Maintenance Award. This award, presented by Rolls-Royce, recognizes an individual for long-standing excellence in rotorcraft maintenance, maintenance instruction or supervision, or a single significant contribution to rotorcraft maintenance. It will be presented Monday, March... Read more

EHang secures first VT-30 order and Conducts EH216 demo flights in Japan

EHang secures first VT-30 order and Conducts EH216 demo flights in Japan

12-Jan-2022Source: EHang

EHang, the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced that it has secured the first order for its VT-30, a long-range electric passenger-grade AAV. EHang will work with local partners, such as the Okayama Kurashiki Mizushima Aero & Space Industry Cluster Study Group (MASC), to further explore use cases with its EH216... Read more

Baltimore Police defend replacing four EC120s with three H125s

Baltimore Police defend replacing four EC120s with three H125s

12-Jan-2022Source: Baltimore Brew

In response to questions by The Brew about the city’s $18 million  helicopter contract, which will replace helicopters purchased a decade ago for $9.5 million, Comptroller Bill Henry called on the Police Department to explain the contract today to the Board of Estimates. The discussion was strictly academic because the board had already approved the... Read more

Wiltshire Air Ambulance reveals mission stats for 2021

Wiltshire Air Ambulance reveals mission stats for 2021

12-Jan-2022Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Donning PPE and continuing throughout lockdowns, Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s critical care paramedics and doctors were there for the people of Wiltshire and Bath when they were needed most. Of the 1,104 missions last year, 653 were by helicopter and 451 were in the Rapid Response Vehicles (cars). Chief executive David Philpott said: “The year 2021... Read more

North West Air Ambulance Charity website wins national award

North West Air Ambulance Charity website wins national award

12-Jan-2022Source: North West Air Ambulance

The North West Air Ambulance Charity’s website has scooped the Good Web Guide Awards 2021 Charity Website of the Year at their annual awards ceremony. The Good Web Guide Awards celebrates the best websites from across the UK, in a range of different categories. A panel of judges including industry experts, former GWG Website of... Read more

FAA issues list of 50 airports with 5G buffer zone

FAA issues list of 50 airports with 5G buffer zone

12-Jan-2022Source: FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration released the list of 50 airports that will have buffer zones when wireless companies turn on new 5G C-band service on January 19. The agency sought input from the aviation community where the proposed buffer zones would help reduce the risk of disruption. Traffic volume, the number of low-visibility days and geographic location... Read more

SkyDrive Unveils Ultra-compact Emission-free Flying Vehicle at CES 2022

SkyDrive Unveils Ultra-compact Emission-free Flying Vehicle at CES 2022

12-Jan-2022Source: SkyDrive

At CES (R) 2022 (Jan. 5-7), SkyDrive — a Tokyo-based aero tech startup — unveiled its ultra-light and compact flying vehicle, Model SD-03, that had completed testing for piloted flight. It is the first time for the company to showcase its full-scale SD-03 in countries other than Japan. SkyDrive’s flying car is designed to vertically... Read more

Hillsboro Aviation Achieves AS9110 Certification

Hillsboro Aviation Achieves AS9110 Certification

12-Jan-2022Source: Hillsboro Aviation

We’re honored to announce that we have achieved ISO9001 and AS9110 certification. This significant achievement places our company in an elite group of global aviation maintenance repair and overhaul facilities operating quality management systems that exceed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) requirements. AS9110 is the international standard for aviation quality... Read more

Autonomous drone helps save life of cardiac arrest patient

Autonomous drone helps save life of cardiac arrest patient

12-Jan-2022Source: Everdrone

For the first time in medical history, a drone has played a crucial part in saving a life during a sudden cardiac arrest. The world unique achievement took place in Trollhättan, Sweden in December of 2021, when an Everdrone autonomous drone delivered a defibrillator that helped save the life of a 71-year-old man. “This is... Read more

Savback to distribute Dufour eVTOL aircraft in Scandinavia

Savback to distribute Dufour eVTOL aircraft in Scandinavia

11-Jan-2022Source: Savback

Savback Helicopters, the expanding helicopter sales and marketing company and Dufour Aerospace, an innovative Swiss eVTOL company, today announced Savback’s appointment as distributor for Dufour’s innovative eVTOL aircraft.   Sweden based Savback Helicopters will exclusively represent Dufour Aerospace’s 8-seater Aero3 tilt-wing aircraft in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland. “We strongly believe that Dufour Aerospace’s 8-seater... Read more

Swire Energy Services unifies aviation division

Swire Energy Services unifies aviation division

11-Jan-2022Source: Swire Energy Services

Swire Energy Services have announced the unification of their aviation division which will include the integration of Helifuel AS into the Swire Energy Services brand. The integration of the fuelling specialist company acquired by SES in 2020 is the latest development of the SES Aviation division, expanding its end to end specialist aviation services package... Read more

Eve partners with SkyWest to develop Regional Operator Network

Eve partners with SkyWest to develop Regional Operator Network

11-Jan-2022Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve Air Mobility (Eve), an Embraer company, and SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW) (SkyWest), announced a Memorandum of Understanding and non-binding Letter of Intent for SkyWest to purchase 100 of Eve’s electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL). The partnership will focus on developing a network of deployment throughout the United States. SkyWest and Eve have... Read more

France becomes first H160 law enforcement customer

France becomes first H160 law enforcement customer

11-Jan-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) has signed a contract, on behalf of the Ministry of Interior, for the procurement and maintenance of 10 H160s in a law enforcement configuration for the Gendarmerie Nationale. Linked to the contract for the procurement of 169 H160Ms for the French Ministry of Armed Forces, this order is part... Read more

SECO International Purchases 11th Bell 505

SECO International Purchases 11th Bell 505

11-Jan-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that SECO International has signed a purchase agreement for a Bell 505 helicopter and has been appointed as the first Japan dealer for the Bell 505. This sale follows the letter of intent that SECO International signed in 2015 for 10 Bell 505s, which Bell... Read more

HAI Announces 2022 Land & LIVE Award Recipient

HAI Announces 2022 Land & LIVE Award Recipient

11-Jan-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce US Coast Guard Avionics Electrical Technician Second Class Andrew Champagne as the first recipient of the Salute to Excellence Matthew S. Zuccaro Land & LIVE Award. This award recognizes aeronautical decision-making, crew resource management, and coordinated actions by flight crews that result in the decision to terminate... Read more

Lockheed Martin upgrades Egypt Apache sensor systems

Lockheed Martin upgrades Egypt Apache sensor systems

11-Jan-2022Source: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) received a $102 million contract award to upgrade 25 of Egypt’s AH-64D Apaches to the E-model version of the aircraft. This modernization for the Egyptian Air Force includes Lockheed Martin’s Gen III Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (Gen III TADS/PNVS) and the Gen III Day Sensor Assembly (Gen III... Read more

11-Jan-22 N531LN Airbus EC135P2 Drexel Hill, US-Pennsylvania

11-Jan-22 N531LN Airbus EC135P2 Drexel Hill, US-Pennsylvania

11-Jan-2022

Pilot reported difficulties while flying and made emergency landing in built-up area – it appeared to be circling at low level in this doorbell footage  All four on board, including a baby of 2 months old, got out without further injury. Air Methods statement : Today an Air Methods owned aircraft experienced an accident in... Read more

Vita Inclinata Reports Strong 2021 Growth

Vita Inclinata Reports Strong 2021 Growth

10-Jan-2022Source: Vita Inclinata

Vita Inclinata (Vita), developer and producer of helicopter and crane load stabilization and precision hardware, today announced the company’s notable 2021 market growth. Highlights for the fiscal year-end December 31, 2021, that contributed to the company’s growth include increasing headcount to 65 employees worldwide, introducing seven new products to the market—including the Vita Rescue System... Read more

Joby Increases Flight Test Capacity in Support of FAA Certification Goal

Joby Increases Flight Test Capacity in Support of FAA Certification Goal

10-Jan-2022Source: Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a California-based company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, today confirmed it received FAA Special Airworthiness Certification and US Air Force Airworthiness Approval for a second pre-production prototype aircraft in December 2021, as expected. The first pre-production prototype generated 65 terabytes of test data in 2021, flying more than 5,300... Read more

Lessor Azorra signs for 200 eVTOL aircraft from Eve

Lessor Azorra signs for 200 eVTOL aircraft from Eve

10-Jan-2022Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve Air Mobility, an Embraer company, and Azorra, a longstanding partner and lessor of Embraer aircraft, signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to order up to 200 of Eve’s electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. This collaboration, in addition to the investor partnership announced today, confirms Azorra and Eve’s joint commitment to provide accessible... Read more

Lilium appoints Chief People Officer

Lilium appoints Chief People Officer

10-Jan-2022Source: Lilium

Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), positioned to be a global leader in regional electric air mobility, has announced the appointment of Karim Jalbout to its Senior Leadership Team as Chief People Officer, beginning in January 2022. Karim brings exceptional talent leadership most recently serving as a lead partner for Private Equity & Technology at Egon... Read more

08-Jan-22 G-DAAS Airbus H145 Dartmoor, UK

08-Jan-22 G-DAAS Airbus H145 Dartmoor, UK

8-Jan-2022

Press release: Devon Air Ambulance’s H145 Helicopter, G-DAAS has been parked on the Derriford Hospital Helipad since the afternoon of Saturday 8 January. This is as a result of damage the aircraft sustained during a HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) task on Dartmoor. The aircraft skid was damaged during the landing on the moor, probably as a... Read more

Latest Garmin Pilot app update adds expanded NOTAM display options

Latest Garmin Pilot app update adds expanded NOTAM display options

7-Jan-2022Source: Garmin

Garmin® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., today announced the addition of new features to the Garmin Pilot™ app for iPad® or iPhone® mobile devices. The new enhancements include expanded NOTAM display options for field condition (FICON) and fuel unavailable NOTAMs on the moving map, which can be also viewed on the redesigned Airport page.... Read more

U-UAZ will train Indian pilots on the Mi-171A2

U-UAZ will train Indian pilots on the Mi-171A2

7-Jan-2022Source: Russian Helicopters

[electronic translation] The second crew of the Indian company Sky One Airways LTD began retraining under an additional professional advanced training program for a new type of Mi-171A2 helicopter at the aviation training center of the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding of the State Corporation Rostec. The program for Indian pilots includes... Read more

Ascendance Flight Technologies unveils design of its Hybrid-Electric aircraft

Ascendance Flight Technologies unveils design of its Hybrid-Electric aircraft

7-Jan-2022Source: Ascendance Flight Technologies

Ascendance Flight Technologies builds on the virtues of hybrid technology and distributed propulsion to develop sustainable air travel solutions. After three years of R&D, the French start-up company swiftly swings into action for new, state-of-the-art sustainable and decarbonised air travel: it is unveiling the design of ATEA, its 5-seater vertical take-off and landing aircraft. Conceived... Read more

Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance buy their AW169 outright

Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance buy their AW169 outright

7-Jan-2022Source: HeliHub.com

British EMS operator Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance (D&SAA) have bought out the “other half” of the Leonardo AW169 operated for them by Specialist Aviation Services (SAS). Prior to the transaction date in December, their aircraft was owned by SAS (Dorset & Somerset) Ltd, a company set up in 2017 jointly owned by the charity... Read more

NASA Selects Four University Teams for Aviation Projects

NASA Selects Four University Teams for Aviation Projects

7-Jan-2022Source: NASA

NASA’s research focus on sustainable aviation will get some big help from teams of university faculty and students recently selected to participate in the agency’s University Leadership Initiative (ULI). ULI gives the academic community an opportunity to support NASA’s aeronautical research goals and provide students with valuable experience in solving real-world technical challenges. “Aviation of... Read more

2021 Lilium Year in Review

2021 Lilium Year in Review

7-Jan-2022Source: Lilium

Throughout the past year, Lilium accelerated towards our goal: a revolution in sustainable regional air mobility. We unveiled our serial aircraft and listed on Nasdaq. We launched our 5th generation technology demonstrator test flight campaign and confirmed the first Vertiport networks in the US and Europe. We brought on board leading aerospace suppliers and signed... Read more

Eve to list on NYSE through business combination with Zanite Acquisition Corp

Eve to list on NYSE through business combination with Zanite Acquisition Corp

7-Jan-2022Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve UAM, LLC (“Eve”), a leader in the development of next-generation Urban Air Mobility (“UAM”) solutions, has entered into a definitive business combination agreement with Zanite Acquisition Corp. (“Zanite”) (Nasdaq: ZNTE, ZNTEU, ZNTEW), a special purpose acquisition company focused on the aviation sector. Upon closing of the transaction, Zanite will change its name to Eve... Read more

Police Aviation News – January 2022 Edition

Police Aviation News – January 2022 Edition

7-Jan-2022Source: Police Aviation News

The January 2022 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.... Read more

Bell 429 Surpasses 500,000 Global Fleet Hours

Bell 429 Surpasses 500,000 Global Fleet Hours

7-Jan-2022Source: Bell

Starting off the year at Bell with a major milestone, the Bell 429 surpassed 500,000 global fleet hours and continues to showcase its versatility throughout corporate, HEMS, law enforcement and utility missions. Today, more than 400 Bell 429 aircraft serve an array of customers, offering operators large cabins, intuitive displays and excellent performance. The twin-engine... Read more

Great Britain celebrates 10 years without a fatal Robinson accident

Great Britain celebrates 10 years without a fatal Robinson accident

6-Jan-2022Source: Mornington Sanford Aviation

[Editor Note: to put this article in context, the Robinson fleet in Great Britain is one of the largest in the world.  Today the Civil Aviation Authority records 99 R22s, 141 R44s and 29 R66s on their national register – a total of 269.  Ten years ago the fleet totalled 480, made up of 188... Read more

Ecocopter playing a role in volcano monitoring in Chile 

Ecocopter playing a role in volcano monitoring in Chile 

6-Jan-2022Source: Ecocopter

Chile is one of the countries with the largest number of volcanoes on the planet. Being located in the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, there are about 3,000 volcanoes in an extension of 4,300 kilometers of continental land, in addition to the Antarctic and insular territory. That is why, from time to time, columns of... Read more

EASA publishes Guidance on Carriage of Electronic Documents

EASA publishes Guidance on Carriage of Electronic Documents

6-Jan-2022Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has published a guidance document with respect to the carriage of electronic documents for aviation purposes. Increased digitalisation has radically transformed many established processes and practices. The aviation sector is no exception to this and is already a big user of digital data and processes. With the advent of... Read more

06-Jan-22 G-OVNR Robinson R22 Denham, UK

06-Jan-22 G-OVNR Robinson R22 Denham, UK

6-Jan-2022

Badly damaged in training accident... Read more

EASA and Korea strengthen aviation technical cooperation

EASA and Korea strengthen aviation technical cooperation

5-Jan-2022Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) Executive Director Patrick Ky and Mr. Yong-Seog Kim, Deputy Minister for Civil Aviation for the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) of the Republic of Korea (ROK), signed on 20th December 2021 a Letter of Intent to strengthen technical cooperation in the field of civil aviation. The... Read more

EHang Launches 5G Intelligent Air Mobility Experience Center

EHang Launches 5G Intelligent Air Mobility Experience Center

5-Jan-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 partnered with Guangzhou Development District Communications Investment Group Co., LTD (“GDDCI”) to jointly launch the 5G Intelligent Air Mobility Experience Center at the Innovation Park in Huangpu District, Guangzhou, China. This new Experience... Read more

Upgraded Climber makes its first circular flight

Upgraded Climber makes its first circular flight

3-Jan-2022Source: Russian Helicopters

As part of a flight testing program, the upgraded light helicopter Ka-226T has made its first circular flight at the flight-testing facility of the Mil & Kamov National Helicopter Center (part of Russian Helicopters). The vehicle was taken off the ground by the Mil & Kamov National Helicopter Center crew, consisting of Alexander Cherednichenko, a... Read more

30-Dec-21 N8AU Bell 206B Livingston, US-Texas (1F)

30-Dec-21 N8AU Bell 206B Livingston, US-Texas (1F)

30-Dec-2021

1 fatal injury of the four on board when the helicopter came down on the edge of a wood nr Livingston.  Fatality named in this press report as  54-year-old Daniel King of Livingston while the survivors were named as pilot 73-year-old John Martin and passengers 26-year-old Braydon King and 23-year-old Brocton King At approximately 11:45... Read more

29-Dec-21 N544SC Robinson R44 Gatlinburg, US-Tennessee (1F)

29-Dec-21 N544SC Robinson R44 Gatlinburg, US-Tennessee (1F)

29-Dec-2021

Crashed east of Gatlinburg–Pigeon Forge Airport. Passenger Juli Wagner received fatal injuries and pilot Matthew Jones was 1 injured.  According to this press report, the U.S. Attorney’s office confirmed that Matthew Jones should not have been in Tennessee, or flying any aircraft, as he is facing a federal prosecution in Utah for mail fraud and... Read more

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