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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

European Rotors builds on success to bring bigger event in November 2022

European Rotors builds on success to bring bigger event in November 2022

30-Jun-2022Source: European Rotors

EUROPEAN ROTORS – The VTOL Show and Safety Conference – is looking ahead to its second iteration, to be held from 8 to 10 November, 2022 in Cologne, Germany.  The premier event in 2021 was an encouraging success, with very strong support shown by the rotorcraft industry at a time when travel restrictions were still affecting many... 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

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

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance announce new CEO

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance announce new CEO

22-Jun-2022Source: Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance

  Charles joins the charity, with a wealth of experience across both the commercial and charity sectors as well as experience in working with local government. He spent 17 years at GlaxoSmithKline in a variety of senior roles, including leading the international development, supply and marketing of major new medicines. For the past five years Charles has... 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 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

AFDAU-T1 Achieves US Forest Service ATU Compliance 

AFDAU-T1 Achieves US Forest Service ATU Compliance 

17-Jun-2022Source: TracPlus

The AFDAU-T1, Australia’s standout additional telemetry unit (ATU) for aerial firefighting, has achieved compliance for the new US Forest Service requirements for event data this week. The update enables all Aerial Firefighting Data Acquisition Unit (AFDAU) units already installed in aircraft to meet compliance specifications. AFDAU-T1 lead engineer, Zane Vohland, says that with the increase... Read more

WHI Announces Sikorsky CH-53K© Cockpit Escape Hatches and Transition Kit Awards

WHI Announces Sikorsky CH-53K© Cockpit Escape Hatches and Transition Kit Awards

17-Jun-2022Source: WHI

  WHI Global, LLC (“WHI”), an integrated manufacturer of metal and composite structures for the aerospace & defense industry, has been selected by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company to produce the Cockpit Escape Hatches, Transition to Cabin Joining Kit and Transition to Tail Rotor Pylon Joining Kit for the CH-53K© Heavy Lift Helicopter. The contract... Read more

HeliSpeed purchases Bell 429 simulator from Entrol

HeliSpeed purchases Bell 429 simulator from Entrol

17-Jun-2022Source: Entrol

  In January 2023 Entrol will install their H14 FNPT II MCC simulator based on the Bell 429 at HeliSpeed Academy Base in Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom. The H14 is equipped with GTN 750 and GTN 650 units, a three-channel cylindrical visual system with a FOV of 200ºx40º and a vibration system to replicate the... Read more

ATSB issues driveshaft failure Safety Advisory Notice to UH-1H operators

ATSB issues driveshaft failure Safety Advisory Notice to UH-1H operators

17-Jun-2022Source: ATSB

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has issued a Safety Advisory Notice to operators of the UH-1H helicopter, recommending that they inspect the helicopter’s ‘KAflex’ driveshaft. The Safety Advisory Notice stems from the ATSB’s on-going investigation into a fatal accident involving a UH-1H that was conducting firebombing operations at Labrina, near Launceston, Tasmania on 14 February... Read more

REACH Announces Plans to Open Base in Colusa County

REACH Announces Plans to Open Base in Colusa County

17-Jun-2022Source: REACH Air Medical

  REACH Air Medical Services (REACH) announced its plans to open an air medical base in Colusa County. Located in Williams along Interstate 5, the new base will provide service to Colusa County and the surrounding regions. “We are incredibly proud to be joining the community of Williams,” said Vicky Spediacci, Air Chief Operating Officer... Read more

HAI Applauds House Passage of AAM Coordination and Leadership Act

HAI Applauds House Passage of AAM Coordination and Leadership Act

17-Jun-2022Source: HAI

  Helicopter Association International (HAI) applauds House passage of S. 516, the Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act. The legislation will coordinate efforts related to the physical and digital security, safety, infrastructure, and federal investment necessary for maturation of the advanced air mobility (AAM) ecosystem in the United States. “Innovative aviation technology propels our... Read more

Archer Aviation to Join Russell 2000 and 3000 Indexes

Archer Aviation to Join Russell 2000 and 3000 Indexes

17-Jun-2022Source: Archer Aviation

  Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR) today announced that it will be included in the Russell 2000®and 3000® Indexes at the conclusion of the 2022 Russell indexes annual reconstitution, effective after the US market opens on June 27, 2022. The annual Russell indexes reconstitution captures the 4,000 largest US stocks as of May 6, ranking... Read more

LCI and SMFL deliver two AW169s to Alidaunia

LCI and SMFL deliver two AW169s to Alidaunia

16-Jun-2022Source: LCI

LCI, a leading aviation company and a subsidiary of the Libra Group, and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited (SMFL), have delivered two new Leonardo AW169 helicopters from its joint venture leasing operation to the well-established Italian helicopter operator, Alidaunia. The two state-of-the-art aircraft will be based in Naples and Salerno on long term... Read more

Metro Aviation welcomes Washington County EMS

Metro Aviation welcomes Washington County EMS

16-Jun-2022Source: Metro Aviation

  Metro Aviation turned 40 in 2022 and is continuing the celebration with its 40th operations customer in the birthplace of Texas. Metro will operate one EC145 for Washington County EMS and eventually provide fire suppression operations, a first for the 40-year operator. Washington-on-the-Brazos, also called Washington, originated in 1821 as a ferry crossing during... Read more

Amazon Prime Air prepares for drone deliveries

Amazon Prime Air prepares for drone deliveries

16-Jun-2022Source: Amazon

Amazon customers in Lockeford, California, will be among the first to receive Prime Air drone deliveries in the U.S. The promise of drone delivery has often felt like science fiction. We’ve been working for almost a decade to make it a reality. The challenge: How do you get items to customers quickly, cost-effectively, and—most importantly—safely,... Read more

REACH and Medstar Ambulance of Mendocino County Announce Agreement

REACH and Medstar Ambulance of Mendocino County Announce Agreement

16-Jun-2022Source: REACH Air Medical

REACH Air Medical Services (REACH), a leading provider of air medical transport services, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Medstar Ambulance of Mendocino County, Inc. (d.b.a. Ukiah Ambulance) for professional advisory services related to enhancing the delivery of ground ambulance services in Mendocino County. The new agreement expands on a current,... Read more

Archer Appoints new Chief Operating Officer, UAM

Archer Appoints new Chief Operating Officer, UAM

16-Jun-2022Source: Archer Aviation

  Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR) today announced the appointment of Tom Anderson as Chief Operating Officer, Urban Air Mobility. In his role, Anderson will oversee and direct Archer’s planned UAM operations, primarily focused on establishing its commercial operating service. As Archer forges ahead towards a new era of sustainable air mobility, Anderson’s deep experience... Read more

HAI Welcomes House Passage of the AAM Infrastructure Act

HAI Welcomes House Passage of the AAM Infrastructure Act

16-Jun-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) welcomed House passage of H.R. 6270, the Advanced Aviation Infrastructure Modernization Act. The bill establishes a pilot program to provide planning and construction grants for advanced air mobility (AAM) infrastructure. “HAI applauds the House of Representatives for passing legislation that will support the future of the aviation industry,” says James Viola,... Read more

CareFlite Adds Bell 407GXi to Air Ambulance Fleet

CareFlite Adds Bell 407GXi to Air Ambulance Fleet

16-Jun-2022Source: Bell

  Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced 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

AirLift Texas opens new base at Weslaco

AirLift Texas opens new base at Weslaco

15-Jun-2022

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider in the U.S., is thrilled to announce the opening of AirLift Texas, a new base in Weslaco, Texas, on June 1st to provide emergency air medical services to the city and surrounding Rio Grande Valley communities. Opening the base will result in quicker response times for emergent... Read more

Safran Helicopter Engines makes management appointments

Safran Helicopter Engines makes management appointments

15-Jun-2022Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

  On 1st September 2022, Florence Gourmanel becomes Executive Vice-President, Human Resources. She succeeds Frédéric Henrion, who has been appointed to another post within the Group. Florence began her career in 1992 as a management controller with Airbus. In 1993 she joined Technofan1 as Sales Administration Manager. In 1998, she was appointed Human Resources Manager at CIMPA. She joined... Read more

Lilium picks Expliseat for cockpit and cabin seating

Lilium picks Expliseat for cockpit and cabin seating

15-Jun-2022Source: Lilium

  Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, has chosen French manufacturer Expliseat to design and build the pilot and passenger seats for the Lilium Jet. Expliseat specializes in lightweight and durable seating for aviation and other low carbon mobilities. The company has unique expertise in... Read more

Safran SkyNaute nav system to equip H160Ms for French military

Safran SkyNaute nav system to equip H160Ms for French military

15-Jun-2022Source: Safran

Airbus Helicopters has selected Safran Electronics & Defense to supply SkyNaute navigation systems to equip future H160M helicopters, developed as part of the HIL* joint light helicopter program. This contract follows the order from the French Ministry of the Armed Forces for 169 “Guépard” helicopters in December 2021. SkyNaute is an ultra-compact hybrid inertial navigation... Read more

15-Jun-22 D-HOBY Hughes 500D Ellenz-Poltersdorf, Germany

15-Jun-22 D-HOBY Hughes 500D Ellenz-Poltersdorf, Germany

15-Jun-2022

During agricultural spraying operations, had accident and ended up on its starboard side In der Nähe von #Ellenz-Poltersdorf (Kreis #Cochem-Zell) ist soeben ein Spritzhubschrauber abgestürzt. Mehr auf https://t.co/EUCs1blXGp Video: Jens Weber pic.twitter.com/G1oNl2Ch4p — Rhein-Zeitung (@RheinZeitung) June 15, 2022... Read more

Allaero move into helicopter parts with A109A Mk.II acquisition

Allaero move into helicopter parts with A109A Mk.II acquisition

14-Jun-2022

UK-Based corporate aircraft parts support specialist Allaero, have recently acquired an Agusta A109 Mk.II. Since its creation in 1988, Allaero have established the largest independent stock of serviceable corporate aircraft rotables outside of the United States. In addition, they have created their own EASA/CAA and FAA approved MRO Repaero, which maintains and overhauled NiCad and... Read more

Introducing the first European network of helicopter academies

Introducing the first European network of helicopter academies

14-Jun-2022Source: The Leading Helicopter Academies of Europe

  June 14, 2022 sees the launch of the first European network of independent helicopter academies. The network will be supported by a new website: https://www.lha.eu. The Leading Helicopter Academies of Europe (LHA) is committed to raising standards, by combining their strengths and industry knowledge. Providing better services, training and support for governments, organizations and... Read more

UK HELP Appeal helipads mark 20,000 landings

UK HELP Appeal helipads mark 20,000 landings

14-Jun-2022Source: HELP Appeal

  The HELP Appeal, which is the only charity in the country dedicated to funding NHS hospital helipads, announces that over 20,000 landings have been made on the NHS hospital helipads it has funded. It has donated over £40 million so far towards 45 helipads in total, which also includes 25 new helipads and major... Read more

Jaunt Air Mobility and Vertiko Mobility sign an agreement

Jaunt Air Mobility and Vertiko Mobility sign an agreement

14-Jun-2022Source: Jaunt Air Mobility

  After more than 10 months of collaborative work, the teams at Vertiko Mobility and Jaunt Air Mobility are pleased to publicly announce the signing of a letter of intent for the purchase of more than 70 all-electric Jaunt Journey aircraft and two hybrid aircraft, with an option for a further 25 units. The aircraft... Read more

FIXAR announces new autonomous long-range eVTOL FIXAR 025

FIXAR announces new autonomous long-range eVTOL FIXAR 025

14-Jun-2022Source: FIXAR

  The full-stack European drone developer FIXAR introduces an autonomous full-electric drone FIXAR 025 designed for large-scale missions for commercial and industrial applications. The FIXAR 025 carries up to 10 kg (22 lbs) payload for a distance of up to 300 km (186 mi) in one battery charge. The operations are fully autonomous assured by an in-house... Read more

Eve and Corporación América Airports plan to develop UAM solutions

Eve and Corporación América Airports plan to develop UAM solutions

14-Jun-2022Source: Eve Air Mobility

In December 2021, a subsidiary of Eve Holding, Inc. (“Eve”) (NYSE: EVEX; EVEXW) and Corporación América Airports S.A. (NYSE: CAAP), the largest private-sector airport concession operator in the world by the number of airports, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) to design and integrate a service and support ecosystem for Urban Air Mobility (“UAM”) operations... Read more

Jetex And Volocopter Revolutionize Urban Air Mobility Model

Jetex And Volocopter Revolutionize Urban Air Mobility Model

14-Jun-2022Source: Jetex

  At EBACE 2022, Jetex and Volocopter sign a milestone strategic partnership agreement to define a safe and sustainable model of urban air mobility (UAM). Jetex, an award-winning leader in private aviation, and Volocopter, a pioneer in the world’s first-ever eVTOL suite of services, enter in a strategic partnership agreement to deploy and operate permanent,... Read more

Bristow plan for Dutch SAR contract becomes clearer

Bristow plan for Dutch SAR contract becomes clearer

13-Jun-2022Source: HeliHub.com

After beating NHV to win the Dutch SAR contract, the bigger picture of what Bristow will bring to the table are now clearer. The requirement is for two helicopters and a maintenance spare, and Bristow won by offering Leonardo AW189s which they have good experience with on the UK SAR contract. Helicopter market intelligence firm... Read more

12-Jun-22 N655DV Airbus EC135 Lake City, US-Florida

12-Jun-22 N655DV Airbus EC135 Lake City, US-Florida

12-Jun-2022

Precautionary field landing... Read more

Kaman Corporation Appoints New Director

Kaman Corporation Appoints New Director

10-Jun-2022Source: Kaman

  Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) announced that Niharika Taskar Ramdev has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Ms. Ramdev is a highly qualified finance executive with global work experience in the United States, India, China, and Singapore. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Niharika to our Board of Directors,” said Ian Walsh, Chairman, President and... Read more

HeliOffshore publishes Master Minimum Helideck Equipment List document

HeliOffshore publishes Master Minimum Helideck Equipment List document

9-Jun-2022Source: HeliOffshore

  HeliOffshore published its Master Minimum Helideck Equipment List (MMHEL) reference document, which provides a clear, accessible, and proven methodology to guide the pursuit of safe helidesk operations based on the serviceability of helideck equipment. The publication of the MMHEL standardises communications and helideck operations to ensure safety issues are easily identifiable and safety recommendations... Read more

Volocopter’s 4-Seater Aircraft Takes First Flight

Volocopter’s 4-Seater Aircraft Takes First Flight

9-Jun-2022Source: Volocopter

  At the UP.Summit, an annual gathering of leaders in transportation innovation hosted by investment firm UP.Partners, urban air mobility (UAM) pioneer Volocopter announced that it has achieved another milestone to bring UAM to life: its fixed-winged passenger aircraft, the VoloConnect, completed its first flight in May 2022. This accomplishment makes Volocopter the only eVTOL... Read more

New Advisor joins Vita Inclinata

New Advisor joins Vita Inclinata

9-Jun-2022Source: Vita Inclinata

  Vita Inclinata (Vita), developer and producer of precision aerospace and industrial stabilization devices, today announced Tony Hahn has joined the company as an advisor. Leveraging his U.S. Coast Guard, MS in Engineering and Technology Management, and MIT’s Seminar XXl Fellowship experience, Hahn will provide strategic, technical, and leadership guidance for Vita Rescue System adoption within the rotary-wing... Read more

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