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Avfuel & Neste working to reach net-zero goals faster

Avfuel & Neste working to reach net-zero goals faster

15-Jul-2022Source: Neste

With a mission to reach net-zero by 2050, the business aviation community—which includes fixed base operators (FBOs), airports, corporate flight departments and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)—needs reliable access to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Avfuel, a leading global supplier of aviation fuel and services, recognized this need early on and began looking for the right partners... Read more

Bell Expands Regional Aftermarket Footprint in Australia

Bell Expands Regional Aftermarket Footprint in Australia

15-Jul-2022Source: Bell

Bell announced the acquisition of Eagle Copters Maintenance Pty. Ltd. (ECM), a maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) business and current Bell customer service facility (CSF) based in Australia. This acquisition enables Bell to expand its regional footprint by providing coveted solutions in Australia and Asia-Pacific. “This acquisition enables us to provide local support and solutions... Read more

FAA approves MD500E Slimline Glass Cockpit

FAA approves MD500E Slimline Glass Cockpit

14-Jul-2022Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today that the company has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification to install a new “slimline” advanced glass cockpit that modernizes the MD500E platform for increased visibility and field of view. The slimline cockpit is now standard in all new MD500E aircraft and includes four inches of additional visibility on... Read more

Lutheran Air Celebrates 10,000 Patient Flights

Lutheran Air Celebrates 10,000 Patient Flights

14-Jul-2022Source: Lutheran Air

  Lutheran Air celebrated a milestone of 10,000 patient flights since the air ambulance program began serving the region nearly two decades ago. Lutheran Air I, its flight crew and several longtime crew members were recognized by Lutheran Health Network and Lutheran Hospital leadership for reaching the momentous occasion on the hospital helipad Monday. “The... Read more

CAE unveils new brand identity and logo

CAE unveils new brand identity and logo

14-Jul-2022Source: CAE

  CAE unveiled its new visual brand identity and logo to reflect its bold vision for the future, and further support its high-tech culture and mission. This evolution reinforces CAE’s mission to prepare people in critical roles for the moments that matter, equipping them with the expertise and solutions to create a safer world using... Read more

NHIndustries reports on NH90 User Conference 2022

NHIndustries reports on NH90 User Conference 2022

14-Jul-2022Source: NHIndustries

  After 4 years of absence, the NH90 User Conference (NUC) returned for its 8th Edition, in the breathtaking Nationaal Militair Museum in Soesterberg, Netherlands. During 3 days, it has been a great opportunity to foster communication and strengthen relationships within NH90 community. Users presented their experiences from operations to helicopter maintenance; expressing proudly their... Read more

Volocopter Opens First Public VoloCity Exhibition in Asia

Volocopter Opens First Public VoloCity Exhibition in Asia

14-Jul-2022Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), announced that it has partnered with Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education (ITE) to launch a VoloCity public exhibition including free guided tours in the Lion City. This is Volocopter’s first exhibition to feature its commercial air taxi model in Asia, and the company’s first-ever long-term exhibition to... Read more

Life Flight Network Adds Additional B407GXi

Life Flight Network Adds Additional B407GXi

14-Jul-2022Source: Life Flight Network

  Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the signed purchase agreement for four Bell 407GXi aircraft to Life Flight Network. Life Flight Network currently operates a fleet of 53 aircraft and with the addition of these four aircraft, will be the largest air medical operator of the Bell 407GXi in the Pacific... Read more

HAI President to Testify Before House Subcommittee on Aviation

HAI President to Testify Before House Subcommittee on Aviation

14-Jul-2022Source: HAI

  James Viola, president and CEO of Helicopter Association International (HAI), will testify before the US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Aviation on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Viola will appear as part of a panel of aviation experts addressing the State of General Aviation. The subcommittee hearing will begin at 10 am eastern time. Those... Read more

Schweizer announces deliveries to El Salvador and Senegal Air Forces

Schweizer announces deliveries to El Salvador and Senegal Air Forces

14-Jul-2022Source: Schweizer

  In May 2022, Schweizer delivered another new Schweizer 300C helicopter to the Senegalese Air Force. The Senegalese Air Force took delivery of the first production Schweizer 300C helicopter in July 2021. In March 2022, the Foreign Asset Trade Company signed a follow-on contract with Schweizer for five additional Schweizer 300C helicopters for the air... Read more

Bristow signs LOI for 100 Chaparral VTOL from Elroy Air

Bristow signs LOI for 100 Chaparral VTOL from Elroy Air

14-Jul-2022Source: Bristow

  Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the world’s leading global provider of innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Elroy Air to pre-order 100 Chaparral hybrid-electric cargo VTOL aircraft. The Chaparral will be the first of its kind vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft dedicated to cargo movement... Read more

Leonardo’s AW101 in the spotlight in blockbuster Jurassic World Dominion

Leonardo’s AW101 in the spotlight in blockbuster Jurassic World Dominion

14-Jul-2022Source: Leonardo

  Built near the Jurassic Coast in Yeovil, UK, Leonardo’s AW101 helicopter regularly flies its global operators in challenging conditions from hot and high to ice cold. This flexibility makes the AW101 the most advanced, versatile and capable multi-role helicopter available today. However, transporting dinosaurs is a new mission set that even its designers at... Read more

UK AAIB Bulletin – July 2022

UK AAIB Bulletin – July 2022

14-Jul-2022Source: AAIB

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- MD 900 (G-LNDN), various electrical system faults due to water ingress, in flight between Royal London Hospital and RAF Northolt, Greater London, 25 July 2021... Read more

SAR Queen operating across Norway

SAR Queen operating across Norway

13-Jul-2022Source: Leonardo

The Banak SAR base went live in Q1 of this year marking the first permanent operating location for the AW101 inside the Arctic Circle. This is the third SAR base to go-live in Norway, other bases include Sola and Ørland. Leonardo is assisting with maintenance, including 24/7 support together with material supply and technical representatives.... Read more

EASA to deepen partnership with European Universities

EASA to deepen partnership with European Universities

13-Jul-2022

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is launching a new initiative to engage with the next generation of aviation scientists from European academia, calling on them to share their research and ideas for the future development of aviation. Selected students will be invited to present their papers at the first edition of the European_Academia@EASA... Read more

Air Methods CEO is a finalist for 2022 Women Tech Awards

Air Methods CEO is a finalist for 2022 Women Tech Awards

13-Jul-2022Source: Air Methods

  The Women Tech Council (WTC), a national organization focused on the economic impact of women in the technology sector, announced Air Methods CEO JaeLynn Williams as one of 22 finalists for the 2022 Women Tech Awards. Now celebrating their 15th year, these awards bring visibility to technology-focused women throughout the industry who are creating new technologies,... Read more

Aero Asset Releases First Single Engine Preowned Heli Market Trends Report

Aero Asset Releases First Single Engine Preowned Heli Market Trends Report

13-Jul-2022

Aero Asset’s inaugural Heli Market Trends Report for single engine preowned helicopters compares first half of 2022 market performance with the same period of 2021. It reveals that supply of aircraft for sale continued to shrink on slightly lower transaction volume. Release of the first single engine helicopter market report follows outstanding reception for Aero... Read more

Savback signs distribution agreement with Mayman Aerospace

Savback signs distribution agreement with Mayman Aerospace

13-Jul-2022

Savback Helicopters, the independent helicopter and fixed wing sales specialist, is pleased to announce a new sales representation agreement with Mayman Aerospace,  the US-based manufacturer of the innovative Speeder, Air Utility Vehicle (AUV). The deal, effective immediately, will see the Sweden-based company market and distribute the compact, high-speed, eight-turbine, heavy-lift vertical takeoff and landing (HSVTOL)... Read more

Wisk Brings 5th Generation Aircraft to the UK and Australia

Wisk Brings 5th Generation Aircraft to the UK and Australia

12-Jul-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., will be conducting public displays of its 5th Generation Aircraft, Cora, in both Farnborough, UK, and Brisbane, Australia. In the United Kingdom: one of Wisk’s fleet of aircraft will be on display at... Read more

Skytrac satcom selected for French H160M program

Skytrac satcom selected for French H160M program

12-Jul-2022Source: SKYTRAC

  SKYTRAC, a global leader in satellite communications (Satcom) and intelligent connectivity solutions, today announced that Airbus Helicopters (Airbus), a global pioneer in the aerospace industry, has selected SKYTRAC’s SDL-700 Satcom system to provide mission-critical capabilities for the Joint Light Helicopter (Hélicoptère Interarmées Léger – HIL) French Armed Forces Programme. The French Armament General Directorate... Read more

Rega takes over Geneva EMS operation

Rega takes over Geneva EMS operation

11-Jul-2022Source: Rega

  Swiss Air-Rescue Rega is delighted with the agreement that was signed today by the State Council of the Canton of Geneva. This agreement between Canton Geneva, Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) and Rega marks the continuation of a decades-long partnership for the benefit of patients and will further improve aeromedical care for the local population.... Read more

Airbus delivers 7,000th H125

Airbus delivers 7,000th H125

11-Jul-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

  Airbus Helicopters has delivered its 7,000th helicopter from the Ecureuil family. The light single-engine H125, which was assembled in Marignane, France, was handed over to Blugeon Hélicoptères, a French company specialised in sling work at high altitudes. This new H125 will join Blugeon´s existing fleet of five H125 helicopters located at three different bases in the... Read more

Spain’s Eliance buys Italy’s Elifriulia

Spain’s Eliance buys Italy’s Elifriulia

11-Jul-2022Source: Eliance

Elifriulia is a helicopter operating company founded in 1971 with headquarters at Trieste Airport, Friuli Venezia Giulia region. It mainly offers search and rescue, firefighting and medicalized air transport services. In addition, it has a Part 145 maintenance organization and a pilot school. Elifriulia operates AIRBUS helicopters similar to those operated by Eliance, facilitating synergies... Read more

Safran and HAL to develop new helicopter engines in joint venture

Safran and HAL to develop new helicopter engines in joint venture

11-Jul-2022Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

  Safran Helicopter Engines and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) have signed an agreement to create a new joint venture intended to develop helicopter engines. Through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signed by Mr. R. Madhavan, HAL CMD, and Mr. Franck Saudo, Safran Helicopter Engines CEO in presence of Olivier Andriès, Safran CEO, both partners will... Read more

2023 HAI Scholarship Program Now Open

2023 HAI Scholarship Program Now Open

11-Jul-2022Source: HAI

  HAI is pleased to announce that the association is now accepting applications for its 2023 scholarship program. The program is open to HAI members only. (If you are not an HAI member and would like to join the world’s leading helicopter association, visit https://rotor.org/members/membership-purchase.) The four scholarship programs available for 2023 are described below. Bill... Read more

Global Interest In Vita Inclinata’s Vita Rescue System Increases

Global Interest In Vita Inclinata’s Vita Rescue System Increases

11-Jul-2022Source: Vita Inclinata

  Vita Inclinata (Vita), developer and producer of precision aerospace and industrial stabilization devices, announced the completion of its Vita Rescue System (VRS) demonstration to Squadron 751 at Air Base #6 in Portugal. The VRS litter attachment demonstration in Portugal underscores the global interest—and need—to improve the safety and efficiency of helicopter hoist rescues. As lawsuits mount and... Read more

Bristow participates in AW609 demo flight

Bristow participates in AW609 demo flight

8-Jul-2022Source: Bristow

  Bristow Group, the global leader in vertical lift solutions and launch customer for the AW609 Tiltrotor in the United States, participated in a demonstration flight in Philadelphia on May 11. Bryan Willows, Bristow Program Manager for Advanced Air Mobility, an aviator who previously flew the MV22 Osprey for the U.S. Marine Corps, piloted the... Read more

Air Charter Safety Foundation Announces Changes to Staff, Board of Governors

Air Charter Safety Foundation Announces Changes to Staff, Board of Governors

8-Jul-2022Source: The Air Charter Safety Foundation

  The Air Charter Safety Foundation (acsf.aero), a non-profit aviation safety organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., welcomes Robert Rufli as Director of Operations. The ACSF also welcomes the following changes to its Board of Governors: Todd Weeber as Chair, Jessie Naor as Vice Chair and John Brogan as Treasurer. Rufli, who formerly served as head of the ACSF’s Board of Governors and Executive Committee,... Read more

Kaman appoints new President of Air Vehicles division

Kaman appoints new President of Air Vehicles division

8-Jul-2022Source: Kaman

  Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN) announced today that Carroll K. Lane has been appointed a Senior Vice President of Kaman Corporation and President of its Air Vehicles and Precision Products divisions. Mr. Lane joins Kaman from Pratt & Whitney where he was the President of Commercial Engines and led the development, program management, and aftermarket... Read more

Eve holds first UAM Advisory Board in Lisbon

Eve holds first UAM Advisory Board in Lisbon

7-Jul-2022Source: Eve Air Mobility

  On June 14th and 15th, 2022, Eve Holding, Inc. (“Eve” or “the Company”) (NYSE: EVEX; EVEXW) brought together representatives from its customers and partners to debate important aspects of the Urban Air Mobility (“UAM”) environment, including operations, services and support, aircraft performance, Urban Air Traffic Management (“UATM”), cabin design and passenger journey. The event took... Read more

Blueberry Aviation appoints Commercial Director

Blueberry Aviation appoints Commercial Director

7-Jul-2022Source: Blueberry Aviation

  Blueberry Aviation has announced the addition of Gregoris Dassios to its team as Commercial Director. Greg has nearly 30 years’ experience in the aviation industry. Most of his career was spent at Airbus in Toulouse, France, where he held several positions firstly in Engineering and then as Customer Support Director, where he managed part... Read more

Vertical Aerospace and Molicel partner to power the VX4

Vertical Aerospace and Molicel partner to power the VX4

7-Jul-2022Source: Vertical Aerospace

  Vertical Aerospace (Vertical) [NYSE: EVTL], a global aerospace and technology company that is pioneering zero emissions aviation, announces a strategic partnership with E-One Moli Energy Corp (Molicel), a leading manufacturer of lithium-ion cells, to supply high power cylindrical cells for Vertical’s VX4 eVTOL aircraft. With today’s announcement, Vertical has now secured the supply of... Read more

HTM and Entrol conduct a flight test campaign for H145 D-3

HTM and Entrol conduct a flight test campaign for H145 D-3

7-Jul-2022Source: Entrol

  According to Luis Olarte, Entrol’s CEO, “It became clear quite quickly that many of our customers would switch to the new five-blade model and that other operators would also rely on this aircraft in the future. The demand for a high-quality flight simulator was correspondingly high”. “We are therefore extremely pleased to have a... Read more

Garmin announces GI 275 electronic flight instrument certification for R22 and R44

Garmin announces GI 275 electronic flight instrument certification for R22 and R44

7-Jul-2022Source: Garmin

  Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN), announced Supplemental Type Certification (STC) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the GI 275 electronic flight instrument in Robinson R22 and R44 helicopters. A powerful solution for helicopter owners and operators, the GI 275 is a scalable, cost-conscious approach to an avionics upgrade that... Read more

Life Flight Network Names Aviation Safety Leader as new Chief Executive Officer

Life Flight Network Names Aviation Safety Leader as new Chief Executive Officer

7-Jul-2022Source: Life Flight Network

  Life Flight Network has selected aviation safety and operations leader Ben Clayton to serve as its Chief Executive Officer. Life Flight Network is the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States, providing ICU-level care to communities in the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West. Clayton was selected from a large field of... Read more

Helicentre Aviation announces London Oxford Airport base

Helicentre Aviation announces London Oxford Airport base

7-Jul-2022Source: Helicentre

Helicentre Aviation has invested over £1m (GBP) into a new Multi-Engine Operations and Training Centre of Excellence at London Oxford Airport. The company has expanded its highly successful Professional Pilot Training Academy, and will also be extending the scope of its existing Air Operations division, encompassing aerial surveillance and charter, to the new location. The... Read more

Schiebel delivers maritime situational awareness to Icelandic Coast Guard

Schiebel delivers maritime situational awareness to Icelandic Coast Guard

7-Jul-2022Source: Schiebel

Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 is supporting the Icelandic Coast Guard both day and night delivering enhanced maritime situational awareness for an array of operational tasks, through a contract with the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). Currently deployed from the patrol vessel ICGV Thor and from ICGV Freyja, the Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) is operated by... Read more

Bell Builds Strong Momentum for the 505

Bell Builds Strong Momentum for the 505

6-Jul-2022Source: Bell

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

Helicopter and AAM Flight Subject of Joint Global Safety Conference

Helicopter and AAM Flight Subject of Joint Global Safety Conference

6-Jul-2022Source: EHA

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

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

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

6-Jul-2022Source: Alpine Aerotech

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

Australia launches roadmap for drone and AAM airspace integration

Australia launches roadmap for drone and AAM airspace integration

6-Jul-2022Source: Australian Government

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

Columbia Helicopters delivers two CH-47Ds to Rotak

Columbia Helicopters delivers two CH-47Ds to Rotak

6-Jul-2022Source: Columbia Helicopters

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

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

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

6-Jul-2022Source: Leonardo

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

Diehl Aerospace expands cooperation with Volocopter

Diehl Aerospace expands cooperation with Volocopter

6-Jul-2022Source: Diehl Aerospace

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

EASA publishes world’s first rules for city eVTOL operation

EASA publishes world’s first rules for city eVTOL operation

6-Jul-2022Source: EASA

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

Evolito buys aerospace battery solutions company Electroflight

Evolito buys aerospace battery solutions company Electroflight

6-Jul-2022

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

CareFlite Adds Bell 407GXi to Air Ambulance Fleet

CareFlite Adds Bell 407GXi to Air Ambulance Fleet

6-Jul-2022Source: Bell

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

Police Aviation News – July 2022 Edition

Police Aviation News – July 2022 Edition

5-Jul-2022Source: Police Aviation News

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

Bell sells seven more 505s into Europe

Bell sells seven more 505s into Europe

5-Jul-2022Source: Bell

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

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

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

5-Jul-2022Source: US DoD

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

HAI introduces 2022-23 Board of Directors

HAI introduces 2022-23 Board of Directors

5-Jul-2022Source: HAI

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

NHV Group Celebrated 25 Years of Operation

NHV Group Celebrated 25 Years of Operation

5-Jul-2022Source: NHV

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

Collins and FlightAware launch integration to support advanced air mobility

Collins and FlightAware launch integration to support advanced air mobility

5-Jul-2022Source: Collins Aerospace

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

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

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

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

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

STARS introduces Airbus H145 at Edmonton base

STARS introduces Airbus H145 at Edmonton base

4-Jul-2022

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

Reps. Obernolte, Panetta launch bipartisan Advanced Air Mobility Caucus

Reps. Obernolte, Panetta launch bipartisan Advanced Air Mobility Caucus

4-Jul-2022Source: Jay Obernolte

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

Poland orders 32 AW149s

Poland orders 32 AW149s

4-Jul-2022Source: Leonardo

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

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

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

1-Jul-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

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

Overair nabs $145M to produce eVTOL prototype by 2023

Overair nabs $145M to produce eVTOL prototype by 2023

1-Jul-2022Source: Overair

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

Autoflug launches crash-proof, modular pallet solution

Autoflug launches crash-proof, modular pallet solution

1-Jul-2022Source: AUTOFLUG

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

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

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

1-Jul-2022

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

Collins Aerospace to develop unmanned flight ecosystem in Ireland

Collins Aerospace to develop unmanned flight ecosystem in Ireland

1-Jul-2022Source: Collins Aerospace

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

Astronics Selected for Lilium Jet’s Electrical Power Distribution System

Astronics Selected for Lilium Jet’s Electrical Power Distribution System

1-Jul-2022Source: Astronics

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

HAI Collaborates with AEA to Add Maintenance SMS Program to Safety

HAI Collaborates with AEA to Add Maintenance SMS Program to Safety

1-Jul-2022Source: HAI

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

LCI Acquires 19 Helicopter Portfolio

LCI Acquires 19 Helicopter Portfolio

1-Jul-2022Source: LCI

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

Bristow signs Long-Term Support Agreements for AW139 fleet

Bristow signs Long-Term Support Agreements for AW139 fleet

1-Jul-2022Source: Bristow

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

Tristate CareFlight returns to Yuma with expanded EMS

Tristate CareFlight returns to Yuma with expanded EMS

1-Jul-2022Source: Air Methods

  A familiar sight is returning to the skies today around Yuma, AZ. TriState CareFlight is back, bringing a helicopter for air medical services to Yuma County and beyond. For over 20 years, a TriState CareFlight helicopter served the Yuma community, and this trusted resource is now back. This base, which opened on July 1,... Read more

Starspeed services wins tender to the Isles of Scilly

Starspeed services wins tender to the Isles of Scilly

30-Jun-2022Source: Starspeed

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

HAI works with ERHC and others on Washington DC noise initiativef

HAI works with ERHC and others on Washington DC noise initiativef

30-Jun-2022Source: HAI

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

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

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

30-Jun-2022Source: Subaru

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

Clyde Woltman To Lead Leonardo Helicopters’ US Operations

Clyde Woltman To Lead Leonardo Helicopters’ US Operations

30-Jun-2022Source: Leonardo

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

EHang Announced Strategic Partnership with Agricultural Bank of China

EHang Announced Strategic Partnership with Agricultural Bank of China

30-Jun-2022Source: EHang

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

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

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

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

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

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

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