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Minneapolis Police petition city for drone use authorisation

Minneapolis Police petition city for drone use authorisation

12-Aug-2022Source: CBS Minnesota News

The Minneapolis Police Department is planning to utilize unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as part of its law enforcement and training activities. Minnesota statutes allow for state, county and municipal agencies to fly drones, but the process for approval requires a public hearing. See Full Story.... Read more

Joby Expands Partnership with US DoD

Joby Expands Partnership with US DoD

11-Aug-2022Source: Joby Aviation

  Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a California-based company developing electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) aircraft, announced an expansion of its existing contract with the U.S. Air Force’s Agility Prime program that increases the contract’s potential value by more than $45 million. Building on more than five years of engagement with defense agencies, the expanded... Read more

United Airlines pays $10M up front for Archer eVTOLs

United Airlines pays $10M up front for Archer eVTOLs

11-Aug-2022Source: Archer Aviation

  Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR) announced that it has received a $10 million pre-delivery payment from United Airlines for 100 of the company’s initial production eVTOL aircraft. The payment represents a watershed moment for the eVTOL industry, validating confidence in the commercialization of eVTOL aircraft and Archer’s leadership. United is making the deposit on... Read more

Vancouver Harbour Heliport upgrade completed

Vancouver Harbour Heliport upgrade completed

11-Aug-2022Source: Helijet

  With support from the Province of British Columbia’s Airport Assistance Program (“BCAAP”) under the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Pacific Heliport Services, (“PHS”) a wholly owned subsidiary of Helijet International Inc., has completed a major $1.7M upgrade of the public use intermodal heliport in downtown Vancouver, on the south shore of Burrard Inlet.... Read more

Ohio publishes first US Advanced Air Mobility Framework

Ohio publishes first US Advanced Air Mobility Framework

11-Aug-2022Source: The Business Journal

  The Ohio Department of Transportation has released the nation’s first advanced air mobility framework through DriveOhio, the department’s smart mobility division. This framework will support, and position Ohio for, anticipated advanced aviation growth throughout the state. See Full Story. ... Read more

Airbus delivers first ACH160 to Brazilian customer

Airbus delivers first ACH160 to Brazilian customer

10-Aug-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

  Airbus Helicopters has delivered the world’s first ACH160 to a customer in Brazil on the eve of the 17th edition of the Annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) at Congonhas airport, São Paulo. The rotorcraft will notably be the first H160 to fly in Latin America. “We are very proud that the world’s first... Read more

FAA Selects UNCW for Drone Training Initiative

FAA Selects UNCW for Drone Training Initiative

10-Aug-2022Source: University of North Carolina Wilmington

  The Federal Aviation Administration has selected UNCW to join its cohort of schools in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems-Collegiate Training Initiative, a program that recognizes institutions that prepare students for careers in unmanned aircraft systems, commonly referred to as drones. UNCW Professor Dr. Narcisa Pricope will lead the UAS-CTI within the Geospatial Intelligence Certificate program in the Department... Read more

Wisk opens office in Montreal

Wisk opens office in Montreal

10-Aug-2022Source: Wisk Aero

  Wisk Aero, a leading Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company and developer of the first all-electric, self-flying air taxi in the U.S., is continuing its global expansion with the launch of a new engineering hub in Montreal, Canada. The hub will be dedicated to the ongoing development of its 6th generation aircraft (to be revealed... Read more

Summit Aviation awarded Sikorsky S92 Authorisation

Summit Aviation awarded Sikorsky S92 Authorisation

10-Aug-2022Source: Summit Aviation

  Summit Aviation announced the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter has been added to its Sikorsky Authorized Customer Support Center Certificate. Summit began serving S-92 operators in 2016. The company became a Sikorsky Authorized Customer Support Center for Sikorsky S-76 legacy aircraft in 2013, followed by Sikorsky S-76D helicopters in 2016. “We are extremely pleased to include... Read more

American Helicopter Museum honours Joby Aviation with Achievement Award

American Helicopter Museum honours Joby Aviation with Achievement Award

10-Aug-2022Source: American Helicopter Museum

  The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) is pleased to announce JoeBen Bevirt, Founder and CEO of Joby Aviation, Inc., as the recipient of its prestigious annual Achievement Award. The award, presented to a person or organization that has made a significant impact to furthering vertical flight during the past year, is presented... Read more

First Aviation Appoints Director of Business Development for Rotary and Fixed Wing Operations

First Aviation Appoints Director of Business Development for Rotary and Fixed Wing Operations

10-Aug-2022Source: First Aviation Services

  First Aviation Services Inc.’s Piedmont Propulsion Systems, LLC, Aviation Blade Services, Inc. and Heliblade International, LLC subsidiaries, jointly announced today the appointment of Robert Takacs as Director of Business Development for both Rotary and Fixed Wing Operations. Mr. Takacs brings a wealth of experience and contacts in the regional airline marketplace from his time... Read more

HTM Group to maintain EC155 for German Federal Police

HTM Group to maintain EC155 for German Federal Police

10-Aug-2022Source: HTM Group

  The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) has awarded a contract to the HTM Group for the maintenance and repair of the EC155 operational fleet of the German Federal Police. Intercopter GmbH will carry out the majority of the services at the Taufkirchen site near Munich. In addition, the HTM Group’s development company, Advanced... Read more

Bristow Signs Order of up to 55 BETA Technologies ALIA-250 eVTOL Aircraft

Bristow Signs Order of up to 55 BETA Technologies ALIA-250 eVTOL Aircraft

10-Aug-2022Source: Bristow

  Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the world’s leading global provider of innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions, has placed a firm order for five electrically powered vertical take-off and landing ALIA-250 (“ALIA”) aircraft manufactured by electric aviation company BETA Technologies, Inc. (“BETA”). Bristow will also have the option to purchase an additional 50 ALIA... Read more

HAI and Viola Expand Role in Bringing AAM to First Flight

HAI and Viola Expand Role in Bringing AAM to First Flight

10-Aug-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI), the leading advocate for the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) industry for nearly 75 years, continues to develop and expand its leadership role as it works to bring advanced air mobility (AAM) forward to its first commercial flight. “AAM is complementary to the role helicopters have played in supporting our society... Read more

Starlite creates Africa’s first Aviation Mission Training Facility

Starlite creates Africa’s first Aviation Mission Training Facility

10-Aug-2022Source: Starlite

  As one of Africa’s largest aviation providers, Starlite Aviation delivers a broad spectrum of Africa centric aviation services, including aircrew training. Starlite Aviation is uniquely able to provide Africa’s first commercially available Aviation Mission Training Facility to further enhance the training available to aircrew. Working closely with UK and Czech based training specialists, Starlite... Read more

University of Cincinnati gets NASA grant to improve drone navigation

University of Cincinnati gets NASA grant to improve drone navigation

9-Aug-2022Source: University of Cincinnati

  NASA awarded a small business grant to the University of Cincinnati and a Pennsylvania company to develop better autonomous navigation for drones. UC is among 41 public institutions and 257 small businesses across the United States that will share $50 million in Small Business Innovation Research grants. “NASA is working on ambitious, groundbreaking missions... Read more

Lockheed Martin publishes interview with Defiant test pilots

Lockheed Martin publishes interview with Defiant test pilots

9-Aug-2022Source: Lockheed Martin

  Sikorsky pilot Bill Fell and Boeing pilot Ed Henderscheid have a combined 60-plus years of helicopter experience between them, and are part of the program to bring the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) to the United States Army. In this Q&A, they share what they love about the Lockheed Martin Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT technology... Read more

HeliService wins offshore wind contract with TenneT

HeliService wins offshore wind contract with TenneT

8-Aug-2022Source: offshoreWIND.biz

  HeliService International has won the tender TenneT organised to procure helicopter services for its offshore converter platforms, as well as the offshore substations of wind farm operators, in Germany. According to the call for tenders issued in March, the contract will be in effect from 1 January 2023 until 31 March 2025, and includes... Read more

Meghna Aviation purchases B505 and B407GXi

Meghna Aviation purchases B505 and B407GXi

8-Aug-2022Source: Bell

  Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced that Meghna Aviation Ltd. in Bangladesh has signed a purchase agreement for two Bell helicopters, a Bell 505 and a Bell 407GXi. Established in 2011, Meghna Aviation is a part of Meghna Group of Industries, a leading Bangladeshibased corporation, that employs more than 35,000 people... Read more

Boots completes first drone delivery in UK

Boots completes first drone delivery in UK

8-Aug-2022Source: Boots

Boots has become the first community pharmacy in the UK to transport prescription-only medicines by uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs) – commonly known as drones.  The leading health and beauty retailer has already completed a test flight transporting prescription-only medicines by drone from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight earlier this month.   The flight departed from the British Army’s Baker Barracks on Thorney Island near Portsmouth and arrived at St. Mary’s Hospital on the Isle of Wight. The... Read more

Supernal and EP Systems Partner to Advance eVTOL Battery Capabilities

Supernal and EP Systems Partner to Advance eVTOL Battery Capabilities

8-Aug-2022Source: Supernal

Supernal and Electric Power Systems, Inc. (EP Systems) announced a partnership to accelerate development and production of safe, lighter-weight and certifiable eVTOL vehicle batteries. The emerging industry leaders formalized their agreement during a ceremony held at the Farnborough International Airshow, resulting in the first vehicle partnership for Supernal. The partnership aim is to enable the introduction of... Read more

Agusta vip brand service premieres at LABACE 2022

Agusta vip brand service premieres at LABACE 2022

8-Aug-2022Source: Leonardo

  Latin America’s premier executive air transport exhibition LABACE (Annual Latin America Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition) is back this year in São Paolo, Brazil on 9-11 August, enabling Leonardo to provide an update to the regional helicopter market on what’s next with its VIP/corporate transport offer under the new Agusta VIP brand. LABACE marks... Read more

Blade Air Mobility to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences

Blade Air Mobility to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences

8-Aug-2022Source: Blade Air Mobility

  Blade Air Mobility, Inc. (“Blade” or the “Company,” NASDAQ: BLDE) a technology-powered global air mobility platform, today announced that members of its management team will participate in the following investor conferences: Oppenheimer Technology, Internet & Communications Conference – Fireside chat on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 2:55 pm ET. A webcast of the event will... Read more

Bristow Reports on Q1 Fiscal Year 2023 Results

Bristow Reports on Q1 Fiscal Year 2023 Results

5-Aug-2022Source: Bristow

  Total revenues of $301.7 million in Q1 FY23 compared to $287.4 million in Q4 FY22 Net income of $4.0 million, or $0.14 per diluted stock, in Q1 FY23 compared to net loss of $4.3 million, or $(0.15) per diluted stock, in Q4 FY22 EBITDA adjusted to exclude special items and asset dispositions was $51.1... Read more

Bell marks milestone 400th Bell 505 delivery

Bell marks milestone 400th Bell 505 delivery

4-Aug-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the 400th Bell 505 delivery to European customer Al Barratt, co-founder of Grenade and owner of Cotswold Aviation, both based in the United Kingdom. Joined by the Bell leadership team, Mr. Barratt received the customized Bell 505 at a delivery ceremony at Bell’s Mirabel, Canada facility. “The Bell 505 is an... Read more

Mitsubishi to Conduct the First Manned Flying Car Test in 2024

Mitsubishi to Conduct the First Manned Flying Car Test in 2024

4-Aug-2022Source: Mitsubishi

  Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd., Japan Airlines Co., Ltd., and Kanematsu Corporation submitted a proposal for public offering (Note 1) of “Project for the Social Implementation of Advanced Air Mobility-based Services” by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (project promoter: Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.), which has been selected. The purpose of the project, from FY2022 to FY2024,... Read more

Volkswagen launches eVTOL prototype

Volkswagen launches eVTOL prototype

4-Aug-2022Source: Volkswagen

  Volkswagen Group China today unveiled its first electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) passenger drone prototype, as part of its strategy to explore and break new ground in fully electric and sustainable individual mobility concepts. In 2020, Volkswagen Group China launched a Vertical Mobility project to explore the next generation of mobility solutions, including... Read more

Donation kick-starts Helicopter Engineers Foundation

Donation kick-starts Helicopter Engineers Foundation

4-Aug-2022Source: Australian Flying

  A large donation from rotary industry identities John and Julie Cameron will be used to establish a foundation to encourage young people to seek careers in helicopter engineering. The $500,000 gift to set up the Helicopter Engineers Foundation was announced at RotorTech today by Ray Cronin, president of the Australian Helicopter Industry Association (AHIA).... Read more

Vita Inclinata appoints Aerospace Division Executive VP

Vita Inclinata appoints Aerospace Division Executive VP

4-Aug-2022Source: Vita Inclinata

  Vita Inclinata (Vita), developer and producer of precision aerospace and industrial stabilization devices, today announced the addition of Colonel Richard Koucheravy (U.S. Army, Ret.) as Executive Vice President of Vita Inclinata’s Aerospace Division. Koucheravy will combine his military experience in creating multi-billion-dollar investment plans for Army Aircraft R&D and Procurement with his civilian expertise in... Read more

Metro Aviation expands to Arizona with Guardian Air Transport

Metro Aviation expands to Arizona with Guardian Air Transport

4-Aug-2022Source: Metro Aviation

  Metro Aviation is welcoming Guardian Air Transport to its family of operations customers, officially adding the state of Arizona to the company’s list of operations.  Guardian Air is the air medical program for Northern Arizona Healthcare and utilizes eight bases across the state for scene calls, inter-facility transfers, and specialized neonatal transports. “We are... Read more

Robotic Skies and Corridor partner on AAM maintenance solutions

Robotic Skies and Corridor partner on AAM maintenance solutions

4-Aug-2022Source: Corridor

  Robotic Skies and Continuum Applied Technology, Inc., providers of CORRIDOR Aviation Service Software, announce today they have entered into a global strategic partnership, combining CORRIDOR’s industry-leading aviation maintenance platform with Robotic Skies’ global Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) network for “Next Generation” Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) aircraft. The partnership... Read more

Loar Group acquires all shares in SCHROTH

Loar Group acquires all shares in SCHROTH

4-Aug-2022Source: SCHROTH

  SCHROTH Safety Products has been acquired by the Loar Group Inc. (“LOAR”). Perusa Partners Fund 2, L.P. (“Perusa”), a private equity fund advised by Perusa GmbH, and co-investors have agreed to sell all shares in SCHROTH International GmbH and SCHROTH Management GmbH (together “SCHROTH” or the “Company”) to LOAR, a leading platform of companies... Read more

Bristow Completes Acquisition of British International Helicopter Services

Bristow Completes Acquisition of British International Helicopter Services

4-Aug-2022

  Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) (“Bristow”), the global leader in innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of British International Helicopter Services Limited (“BIH”) effective August 2, 2022, further enhancing its leading global Government Services offering. Bristow will integrate BIH into its U.K. operations, where BIH will... Read more

New book – The Epic Dream – Helicopter circumnavigation in an R66

New book – The Epic Dream – Helicopter circumnavigation in an R66

3-Aug-2022Source: Hill Helicopters

  On May 1, 2018, Mischa Gelb and Ruben Dias set out from Whistler, Canada on a unique mission to do a round-the-world trip in a helicopter, the realisation of a dream they had long been chasing, and one that went far beyond simply covering an amazing amount of territory. They named this global voyage... Read more

Police Aviation News – August 2022 Edition

Police Aviation News – August 2022 Edition

2-Aug-2022Source: Police Aviation News

The August 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

ANA and Seven-Eleven Firm Up Drone Delivery Plan

ANA and Seven-Eleven Firm Up Drone Delivery Plan

2-Aug-2022Source: Akihabara News

All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Seven-Eleven Japan have formed a new agreement to materialize their plan for a nationwide drone delivery service. Under the agreement, ANA’s main responsibilities will be to establishing the drone operation system, including the selection of the drone aircraft which will be used, and to improve communication stability related to drone... Read more

StandardAero opens two facilities dedicated to servicing RR300 engines

StandardAero opens two facilities dedicated to servicing RR300 engines

2-Aug-2022Source: StandardAero

  StandardAero has announced the addition of two new approved facilities for Rolls-Royce RR300 helicopter engine MRO. With this new expanded capability, the company is now able to service this engine type for Robinson R66 helicopter operators in Westminster, British Columbia and Concord, North Carolina in addition to its existing facilities in Winnipeg, Manitoba ,... Read more

SonAir orders 2 AW139s for support operations in Angola

SonAir orders 2 AW139s for support operations in Angola

2-Aug-2022Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced that SonAir Airline Services, S.A. (SonAir), owned by the Angolan national petroleum company Sonangol, has placed an order for two AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The contract includes a comprehensive customer support and training package as well as options for an additional two aircraft. The AW139s will be used to carry out transport... Read more

Archer Successfully Completes Second Phase of Maker Flight Testing

Archer Successfully Completes Second Phase of Maker Flight Testing

1-Aug-2022Source: Archer

  Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR) announced that it has successfully completed all of its “critical azimuth” flight tests, marking the completion of the second of three key phases of flight testing. The purpose of these tests are to validate the crosswind capabilities of Archer’s eVTOL aircraft configuration and flight control systems. The company has... Read more

PAC International completes new B505 for Ohio Division of Wildlife

PAC International completes new B505 for Ohio Division of Wildlife

1-Aug-2022Source: PAC International

  PAC International recently completed a new Bell 505 for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The new aircraft will provide enhanced support to the wildlife management and law enforcement operations of the Division of Wildlife. The aircraft features a factory G1000 integrated avionics suite, GTX345R ADS-B In and Out, GTR225B... Read more

Vita Inclinata expands VRS Sales to Africa and South America

Vita Inclinata expands VRS Sales to Africa and South America

1-Aug-2022Source: Vita Inclinata 

  Vita Inclinata (Vita), developer and producer of precision aerospace and industrial stabilization devices, today announced a partnership with United Aero Group (UAG), an OEM authorized independent service provider focused on rotary support for both commercial and military customers around the world. The partnership will enable UAG to resell the Vita Rescue System (VRS) to search and rescue/combat search and... Read more

2 B505s Join Florida FWC Commission’s Aviation Unit

2 B505s Join Florida FWC Commission’s Aviation Unit

29-Jul-2022Source: Bell

  Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the signed purchase agreement for two Bell 505 aircraft to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The two Bell 505 will aid in multi-mission law enforcement operations for FWC’s Division of Law Enforcement. “The Bell 505 is a proven platform for public safety agencies... Read more

PAC International completes B407 G1000 NXi Upgrade for Michigan

PAC International completes B407 G1000 NXi Upgrade for Michigan

29-Jul-2022Source: PAC International

  PAC International recently upgraded a Bell 407 for Michigan State Police. The team converted the aircraft’s original analog display to a true glass cockpit with a new Aeronautical Accessories/Garmin G1000 NXi retrofit kit. The G1000 NXi Integrated Flight Deck offers simple digital displays for reduced pilot fatigue and exceptional dependability, accuracy, and situational awareness.... Read more

Metro Aviation delivers new EC145e to LIFE FORCE Air Medical

Metro Aviation delivers new EC145e to LIFE FORCE Air Medical

29-Jul-2022Source: Metro Aviation

  LIFE FORCE Air Medical is upgrading its fleet of critical care helicopters with the addition of a new Airbus EC145e aircraft. It will be the first EC145e in the program’s history and will be replacing the LIFE FORCE 1 aircraft at their Cleveland, TN base. The new EC145e will allow LIFE FORCE to fly... Read more

Volusia County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit Adds New B407GXis

Volusia County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit Adds New B407GXis

29-Jul-2022Source: Bell

  Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the signed purchase agreement for two Bell 407GXi helicopters to Volusia County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit. This makes a total of five Bell 407 aircraft to serve in multi-mission special operations in their fleet. “Air One relies on high-performing and reliable aircraft around the clock,” said... Read more

Archer Selects Honeywell for Actuators and Climate System Technology

Archer Selects Honeywell for Actuators and Climate System Technology

29-Jul-2022Source: Archer

  Archer Aviation Inc. (“Archer”) (NYSE: ACHR) has entered into an agreement with Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON) covering the supply of flight control actuation and thermal management technologies. Honeywell’s actuation technology is a key enabler of Archer’s 12 tilt 6 configuration, and Honeywell’s thermal management technology will help Archer provide a best-in-class in-cabin experience for its passengers.... Read more

Emissions monitoring drones deployed in the Strait of Calais

Emissions monitoring drones deployed in the Strait of Calais

29-Jul-2022Source: Nordic Unmanned

  Nordic Unmanned is under contract to assist the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and the French General Directorate for Maritime Affairs, fishery and aquaculture (DGAMPA) in conducting a large-scale emissions monitoring campaign using remotely piloted aircraft. Since April, the CAMCOPTER S-100 has measured the sulphur content in ships’ exhaust plumes in the Channel and... Read more

SHOTOVER Systems Debuts M2 Multi-Sensor at APSCON 2022

SHOTOVER Systems Debuts M2 Multi-Sensor at APSCON 2022

29-Jul-2022

  SHOTOVER Systems, a manufacturer of high-performance imaging systems coupled with the most advanced and easy-to-use, real-time augmented reality mapping software, announced today the launch of its M2 Multi-Sensor camera system. Bringing many firsts to airborne ISR, the M2 Multi-Sensor system comes with SHOTOVER’s 5th generation, true 6-axis gimbal design and is the only EO/IR... Read more

Airbus is building test centre for CityAirbus NextGen

Airbus is building test centre for CityAirbus NextGen

29-Jul-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

  Airbus Helicopters has started construction of a test centre for CityAirbus NextGen, with Company representatives, politicians, and business leaders attending the ground-breaking ceremony. The building is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2023. Occupying a surface area of 1,000 m2, the new structure will be used for testing systems for electric... Read more

LifeStar Georgia opens new Hinesville base

LifeStar Georgia opens new Hinesville base

28-Jul-2022Source: Air Methods

  A trusted name in air medical services is ready to answer the call when residents of Liberty County and beyond need emergency care. LifeStar 2 opened today in Hinesville, GA, serving South Georgia. The LifeStar program has been in Georgia for 37 years and is the oldest air medical provider in the state. It... Read more

NYPD Aviation Unit Selects Subaru Bell 412EPX

NYPD Aviation Unit Selects Subaru Bell 412EPX

28-Jul-2022Source: Bell

  Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the signed purchase agreement for two SUBARU BELL 412EPX aircraft to the New York Police Department Aviation Unit. The two aircraft will be the ninth Bell product to join the NYPD rotorcraft fleet and will be configured for Search and Rescue (SAR) missions. “The NYPD... Read more

Bristow announces FY2023 Q1 Earnings Release Call

Bristow announces FY2023 Q1 Earnings Release Call

28-Jul-2022Source: Bristow

  Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the global leader in innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions announced it will release financial results for its first quarter fiscal year 2023 after market close on Thursday, August 4, 2022. In connection with the release, Bristow has scheduled a conference call for Friday, August 5, 2022, to begin... Read more

Outerlink and Sterling Helicopter team on Air IP STC’s

Outerlink and Sterling Helicopter team on Air IP STC’s

28-Jul-2022Source: Outerlink

  Unparalleled internet access from your helicopter will soon be widely available thanks to new STCs (Supplemental Type Certificates) in development by Outerlink Global Solutions and Sterling Helicopter. The two companies are partnering to certify Outerlink’s Air IP product on several aircraft. Outerlink teamed with Sterling Helicopter of Croydon, PA, to develop the initial STC... Read more

Bristow Releases Inaugural Sustainability Report

Bristow Releases Inaugural Sustainability Report

28-Jul-2022Source: Bristow

  Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) released its first sustainability report, laying out its sustainability goals for the future as well as its environmental, social, and governance achievements over the past year. The inaugural report emphasizes Bristow’s commitment to formally embedding sustainability into the Company vision and highlighting its role as a leader in sustainability... Read more

Milestone adds Heliconia as customer with AW139 delivery

Milestone adds Heliconia as customer with AW139 delivery

28-Jul-2022Source: Milestone Aviation

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, has announced that it has delivered to Heliconia Group (“Heliconia”) a AW139 helicopter. The medium twin-engine helicopter will be based in Senegal and used to support the company’s offshore operations. Pat Sheedy, President & CEO, Milestone, said, “We are delighted to welcome Heliconia... Read more

Paraclete Aviation emerging as global provider of aviation helmets

Paraclete Aviation emerging as global provider of aviation helmets

28-Jul-2022Source: Paraclete Aviation Life Support

  A member of the Airborne Public Safety Association [APSA], Paraclete Aviation Life Support, continues to emerge as a global provider of aviation helmets [Types 1 + 2] for the international law enforcement industry as the company builds strategic partnerships throughout the world in county, state and federal government agencies in the U.S., as well... Read more

Sikorsky S-92 fleet passes 2 Million Flight Hours

Sikorsky S-92 fleet passes 2 Million Flight Hours

27-Jul-2022Source: Lockheed Martin

  The global fleet of the multi-mission Sikorsky S-92 ® helicopters is rapidly accumulating flight hours, surpassing 2 million flight hours in a variety of missions including search and rescue, oil and gas transportation and VIP transportation in 28 countries. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT). The S-92 was in service for 12 years when... Read more

Airbus and VRM Switzerland to develop H145 Virtual Reality simulator

Airbus and VRM Switzerland to develop H145 Virtual Reality simulator

27-Jul-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

  Airbus Helicopters and VRM Switzerland are co-developing a Virtual Reality (VR) training device for the twin-engine H145 helicopter. This innovative new training tool will offer H145 operators an affordable, compact training solution with realistic flight behaviour and full-body immersion, as well as the 3D vision and high resolution scenery of VR technology. VRM Switzerland... Read more

LCI signs for up 6 Airbus H175s

LCI signs for up 6 Airbus H175s

27-Jul-2022Source: LCI

  LCI, a leading aviation company and a subsidiary of the Libra Group, has today announced an order for up to six H175 super-medium helicopters from Airbus, valued at over US$125 million. The order is for two confirmed aircraft with the first H175 set to be delivered to LCI in late 2023. The agreement provides for... Read more

Air Ambulances UK wants to reassure public

Air Ambulances UK wants to reassure public

27-Jul-2022Source: Air Ambulances UK

  In light of the recently launched Charity Commission inquiry into the Air Ambulance Foundation UK (1155345). Air Ambulances UK wants to reassure supporters, members, and partners that they are in no way affiliated with the Air Ambulance Foundation UK. Air Ambulances UK (AAUK) is the national charity supporting the lifesaving work of the UK’s... Read more

Midlands Air Ambulance predicts demand rise

Midlands Air Ambulance predicts demand rise

27-Jul-2022Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

  A West Midlands charity is predicting a rise in demand for its vitally important pre-hospital emergency service with more than one million people[1] expected to descend on the region for a summer of sport. Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, which rapidly reaches and treats up to 12 patients every day in the region, believes the increase... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $25M Combat Rescue Helicopter System contract

Sikorsky awarded $25M Combat Rescue Helicopter System contract

27-Jul-2022Source: US DoD

  Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, has been awarded a $25,000,000, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price modification (PZ0173) to previously awarded contract FA8629-14-C-2403 for post DD250 production manufacturing requirements on the Combat Rescue Helicopter System, including torque requirements on the rotor blades to be completed between nine and 11 hours of flight.  Work will be performed in Stratford,... Read more

Lockheed awarded $11M contract for MH-60S upgrades

Lockheed awarded $11M contract for MH-60S upgrades

27-Jul-2022Source: US DoD

  Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Owego, New York, is awarded an $11,629,904 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001922F2376) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This order provides non-recurring engineering for implementation of retrofit upgrades into Block 1 MH-60S aircraft to add additional capabilities to reach parity with Block 3 aircraft.  These efforts include the... Read more

AeroBrigham Sets Record Pace for 2022

AeroBrigham Sets Record Pace for 2022

27-Jul-2022Source: AeroBrigham

With nine fixed and rotor wing airframe completions and reconfigurations delivered in the first six months of 2022, North Texas maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) facility, AeroBrigham, is poised for record growth. More aircraft are on the books for the second part of the year with a mix of law enforcement, fire suppression, air medical,... Read more

Bristow to Present at the 2022 Jeffries Industrials Conference

Bristow to Present at the 2022 Jeffries Industrials Conference

27-Jul-2022Source: Bristow

  Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the global leader in innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions, will present at the 2022 Jefferies Industrials Conference on Tuesday, August 9, 2022. Bristow’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Jennifer Whalen is scheduled to present on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. ET and participate in... Read more

Metro Aviation delivers new H125 to Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

Metro Aviation delivers new H125 to Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

27-Jul-2022Source: Metro Aviation

  Metro Aviation recently completed and delivered a new H125 for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. The completion was done in conjunction with aviation technology and wireless communications leader CNC Technologies and is the first aircraft Metro has completed for the department. The new aircraft will replace one of the department’s oldest aircraft, an AS350B2,... Read more

VFS Exceeds 175 Corporate Members

VFS Exceeds 175 Corporate Members

27-Jul-2022Source: VFS

  The Vertical Flight Society (VFS), the world’s leading nonprofit organization working to advance vertical flight, reports today that it has continued to experience steady growth in the second quarter of year, propelled largely by the continued expansion of electric aircraft developments around the world. As of July 1, 2022, a total of 176 companies... Read more

Airbus delivers ACH160 to Brazil

Airbus delivers ACH160 to Brazil

26-Jul-2022Source: HeliHub.com

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first of at least three ACH160 helicopters to Brazil for customers in the Latin American region.  The aircraft was delivered aboard one of the outsize Beluga aircraft from the Airbus Transport International fleet.  The aircraft picked up the helicopter(s) at Marseille/Marignane between 21-23 July, departing via Toulouse to Dakar in... Read more

Vertical Aerospace and Hanwha to collaborate on Electric Mechanical Actuator

Vertical Aerospace and Hanwha to collaborate on Electric Mechanical Actuator

26-Jul-2022Source: Vertical Aerospace

  Vertical Aerospace (“Vertical”) [NYSE:EVTL], a global aerospace and technology company that is pioneering zero-emissions aviation, and Hanwha Aerospace, a leading aircraft engine and advanced machinery manufacturer, have agreed to establish a joint development program for the design, testing, manufacture and supply of the electromechanical actuators for Vertical’s VX4 electric aircraft. The scope includes tilt... Read more

Chinese offshore operator orders four AW139s

Chinese offshore operator orders four AW139s

26-Jul-2022Source: Leonardo

  China’s CITIC Offshore Helicopter Company (COHC) has signed a contract for four AW139 medium twin-engine helicopters, which will be utilised in country for offshore Oil and Gas Production (OGP) operations. The deliveries will be completed by first half of 2023, expanding Leonardo fleet operated by COHC to 10 helicopters with 8 AW139s, one AW169... Read more

Turkish Forestry achieves 95% readiness with Bell 429

Turkish Forestry achieves 95% readiness with Bell 429

26-Jul-2022Source: Bell

  Bell has announced that the Turkish Directorate General of Forestry (DGF) has achieved 95% operational readiness for nine years with its fleet of Bell 429 helicopters. With over 6,000 total fleet hours, the DGF has maintained this superior standard on its Bell aircraft, kits, and components. For nine years, the DGF has protected the... Read more

Metro Aviation to attend APSCON 2022

Metro Aviation to attend APSCON 2022

26-Jul-2022Source: Metro Aviation

Metro Aviation, the largest air medical helicopter completion center in the world, will be in the Biggest Little City for the Airborne Public Safety Convention in Reno, NV, July 27-29. Metro’s reputation for clean, streamlined installations and completions has earned the company an impressive roster of law enforcement clients including Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Massachusetts... Read more

PMS Announces Expansion of Certified Installer Network

PMS Announces Expansion of Certified Installer Network

26-Jul-2022Source: GPMS

GPMS International announced that it has expanded its Certified Installer network to meet the growing demand for its Foresight MX solution, the helicopter industry’s most advanced Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS). Todd Powers, GPMS VP of Sales, said that while some customers prefer to install Foresight themselves, others prefer to have the installation done... Read more

WAI Launches 8th Annual Girls in Aviation Day

WAI Launches 8th Annual Girls in Aviation Day

26-Jul-2022Source: WAI

  Thousands of girls, ages 8-17, around the world on September 24 will be able to experience the 8th Annual Girls in Aviation Day in their local communities through unique events hosted by Women in Aviation International (WAI) Chapters and Corporate Members. WAI will continue to offer additional virtual resources, activities, information, and instructional videos via... Read more

Vertical Aerospace VX4 assembled and delivered from GKN

Vertical Aerospace VX4 assembled and delivered from GKN

26-Jul-2022Source: GKN

  GKN Aerospace has reached an important milestone in its partnership with Vertical Aerospace, (Vertical) [NYSE: EVTL] a global aerospace and technology company that is pioneering zero emissions aviation, by delivering the electrical wiring interconnection system (EWIS) and integration expertise for Vertical’s first flying prototype of the VX4 all-electric demonstrator aircraft. The VX4 is leveraging... Read more

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