Europe

Bell 429 Strengthens Public Security Forces Across Europe

Bell 429 Strengthens Public Security Forces Across Europe

16-Nov-2021Source: Bell

From the world’s first police helicopter placed into service in 1948 to an ever-expanding role in public safety missions throughout the world, Bell’s commitment has been unwavering to product performance, service and support offerings. In Europe, the Bell 429 equipped with ESG’s Mission Management System is the definitive platform for public safety missions. For these... Read more

Business Aviation’s first-ever EU Summit delivers European vision for further deployment of SAF

Business Aviation’s first-ever EU Summit delivers European vision for further deployment of SAF

22-Apr-2021Source: EBAA

The first-ever European Business Aviation SAF Summit concluded with a strategic plan for advancing the production, availability and use of sustainable aviation fuels in the region The strategic vision which was presented at the end of the European Summit, speaks specifically towards the much anticipated upcoming legislative proposal by the European Commission called the ReFuelEU... Read more

Bell Celebrates 60 Bell 505 Deliveries in Europe

Bell Celebrates 60 Bell 505 Deliveries in Europe

21-Apr-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the delivery of another Bell 505 to the Montenegro Air Force, making it the 60th Bell 505 aircraft in Europe. “Delivering 60 505s to Europe is an exciting milestone for Bell,” said Patrick Moulay, Senior Vice President, International Business. “This achievement is a testament to... Read more

Skeldar V-200 selected in EU “Detect and Avoid” program

Skeldar V-200 selected in EU “Detect and Avoid” program

26-Mar-2021Source: UMS SKELDAR

Europe’s leading provider of Rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platforms, UMS SKELDAR, is celebrating another significant milestone for its flagship SKELDAR V-200 UAV after it was selected to be part of a new European Commission (EC) programme. In December 2020, the EC awarded a contract to the European Detect and Avoid System (EUDAAS) consortium –... Read more

EBAA sends urgent call to action

EBAA sends urgent call to action

25-Mar-2021Source: EBAA

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) urged EU institutions, European  Member states, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and other vital stakeholders to collaborate closely and develop harmonised rules for the safe reopening of air travel, proposing guidelines that ensure Business aviation’s safe and timely return to operations. In the urgent call ahead of the EU summit... Read more

International Aviation Marketing appoints European Director

International Aviation Marketing appoints European Director

23-Mar-2021Source: International Aviation Marketing

International Aviation Marketing (IAM), a global leader in aircraft sales, has announced the addition of Guillaume Guehenneux as Commercial Director to their Sales and Business Development team for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Based in Paris, France, Guillaume is a helicopter market expert with over 20 years of experience in customer support,... Read more

Schiebel first UAS Operator in Europe to receive LUC from Austro Control

Schiebel first UAS Operator in Europe to receive LUC from Austro Control

26-Feb-2021Source: Schiebel

Schiebel is the first Unmanned Air System (UAS) operator in Europe to receive the organisational approval certificate – Light UAS Operator Certificate (LUC) for its CAMCOPTER® S-100 from Austro Control. Under the new European Union (EU) regulatory framework for civil UAS operators, it is possible to receive a LUC by the National Aviation Authority. Schiebel... Read more

Bell delivers the first EASA-certified Bell 505 NXi

Bell delivers the first EASA-certified Bell 505 NXi

5-Feb-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, recently delivered the first European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)-certified Bell 505 NXi to a corporate customer in Europe. The delivery was made at the Bell Textron Prague facility.  “We are proud to now offer the Bell 505 NXi to our European customers,” said Duncan Van... Read more

EHang joins European Union project to demo Urban Air Mobility

EHang joins European Union project to demo Urban Air Mobility

25-Jan-2021Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company with about 10,000 incident-free flights, announced membership in the Air Mobility Urban – Large Experimental Demonstration (“AMU-LED”) project, one of the largest European demonstrations of Urban Air Mobility (“UAM”). The AMU-LED project was initiated by the... Read more

Rotortrade opens office for Central and Eastern Europe

Rotortrade opens office for Central and Eastern Europe

5-Jan-2021Source: Rotortrade

Rotortrade is proud to announce the opening of a new office for the Central & Eastern European region – its third branch for the European continent. “Our new office in CEE represents an important milestone which further reinforces our commitment to providing our customers unparalleled service, quality and value. Central and Eastern Europe is a... Read more

Russian Helicopters delivers first Ansat to a client in Europe

Russian Helicopters delivers first Ansat to a client in Europe

24-Nov-2020Source: Russian Helicopters

The Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has delivered a first Ansat helicopter to a client in Europe. The operator of the rotorcraft, which is equipped for medical operations, is the Ministry of Interior of the Republika Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina). This is the first of three helicopters under the delivery contract. Ansat for... Read more

EU commits €220 million for safe COVID patient transport

EU commits €220 million for safe COVID patient transport

3-Nov-2020Source: EpiGuard

Safe transport of contagious patients is essential to in order to utilize hospital capacity during the second wave of Covid19. Today President Ursula von der Leyen announced that the European Commission are making € 220 million available to finance safe cross-border transfers of patients. – We experience that finance is at a critical point. Luxemburg... Read more

Abaco wins cabin computer contract with helicopter OEM

Abaco wins cabin computer contract with helicopter OEM

19-Oct-2020Source: Abaco Systems

Abaco Systems announced that it has won orders from a major European technology company that will see Abaco’s range of innovative hardware platforms deployed at the heart of a new helicopter cabin computer. The initial order is valued at $350,000. Total lifetime value to Abaco of the win is expected to be $1.5 million. Design... Read more

European Rotors event to feature fire fighting training

European Rotors event to feature fire fighting training

24-Aug-2020Source: European Rotors

Forest fires are no longer private issue of southern Europe. Climate change and the increasing awareness of the general public about the economic and social value of nature have brought forest fires to headlines in all the continent. In 2019, forest fires caused the burning of an area of 174.924 hectares in Europe, and the... Read more

DTN AviationSentry for Helicopters Launches in Europe

DTN AviationSentry for Helicopters Launches in Europe

21-May-2020Source: DTN

DTN, an independent source of insights, analysis and decision-support solutions, announced today that its premier weather solution AviationSentry Helicopter Edition is now available in Europe. Designed for the unique needs of helicopter operations, AviationSentry provides fast, accurate, and comprehensive weather briefings and alerts — protecting employees, customers, and assets. Accurate forecasting and access to real-time... Read more

StandardAero makes component repair acquisition in Europe

StandardAero makes component repair acquisition in Europe

21-Jan-2020Source: StandardAero

StandardAero has acquired TRS Global Services subsidiary, TRS Ireland, a highly specialized provider of component repair and manufacturing processes for a large range of industrial, aeroderivative and aircraft gas turbines. The acquisition will continue to expand StandardAero’s Components, Helicopters & Accessories (CH&A) division and its worldwide portfolio of MRO and component repair services. TRS Ireland... Read more

Contracts signed for air medical evacuation services in Europe and Africa

Contracts signed for air medical evacuation services in Europe and Africa

15-Feb-2019Source: European Defence Agency

The European Defence Agency has just concluded multiple framework contracts with Global Helicopter Service GMBH, Elitaliana S.R.L. and Starlite Aviation Operations Ltd. for the provision of fixed and rotary wings medical evacuation services in the context of EDA’s Support of Operations. The contracts run until January 2023 for a maximum value of 120 million Euro.... Read more

Rotor Team named 15th Bell authorized Service Center

Rotor Team named 15th Bell authorized Service Center

26-Oct-2018Source: Bell Flight

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has named Rotor Team as the latest and 15th Bell authorized Service Center in Europe. “With the Bell fleet rapidly expanding in Europe, continuing to provide the highest level of local support to our customers is a top priority,” said Patrick Moulay, Senior Vice President, Commercial Business... Read more

Leonardo expands helicopter maintenance and repair services in Europe

Leonardo expands helicopter maintenance and repair services in Europe

18-Oct-2018Source: Leonardo

Leonardo is expanding support services for its growing customer base and helicopter fleet across Europe through two new agreements with regional partners, in line with the industrial plan. The Company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Heliwork Services to carry out an AW109 series overhaul. Heliwork Services in Thruxton, Hampshire, UK, is an Authorized... Read more

EASA publishes the first Opinion on safe drone operations

EASA publishes the first Opinion on safe drone operations

23-Feb-2018Source: EASA

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published the first formal Opinion on safe operations for small drones in Europe. This formal Opinion is an important stepping-stone to keep drone operations safe and secure and build a wider regulatory framework. The Opinion will serve as a basis for the European Commission to adopt concrete regulatory proposals... Read more

AAR Launches New PAARTS STORE at MRO Europe

AAR Launches New PAARTS STORE at MRO Europe

9-Oct-2017Source: AAR

Global aviation services leader AAR (NYSE: AIR) officially launched today at MRO Europe a new online PAARTS STORE open to existing and new aftermarket customers including operators, MROs, and brokers. The new 2.0 look and functionality is being demonstrated by AAR’s Digital Services team at Booth # 335. PAARTS STORE 2.0 provides 24/7 visibility of... Read more

CAMTS EU Accreditation Standards Comment Period Open

CAMTS EU Accreditation Standards Comment Period Open

21-Aug-2017Source: CAMTS

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems Europe (CAMTS EU) has posted the final draft of CAMTS EU Accreditation Standards for comments and suggestions on its website www.camtseu.org. Sister organization to CAMTS, the largest and most respected medical transport patient care and safety accreditation organization in North America, CAMTS EU’s international standards offer fixed... Read more

Bell announces corporate sales of 407GXP and 429 helicopters in Europe

Bell announces corporate sales of 407GXP and 429 helicopters in Europe

24-Jul-2017Source: Bell Helicopter

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced signed purchase agreements for three VIP-configured aircraft in Europe for the sale of a Bell 429 to both Helix Av. in the United Kingdom and King’s Casino in the Czech Republic and the sale of a Bell 407GXP to a private customer in Italy. “Bell Helicopter... Read more

12 European nations join for Personnel Recovery training

12 European nations join for Personnel Recovery training

12-Jul-2017Source: EPRC

The APROC was conducted from 14 to 28 June 2017 at Rivolto Air Base, ITA.  Some 600 personnel from 12 nations employed 13 Rotary Wing and 4 Fixed Wing aircraft in order to train ‘Personnel Recovery’ operations in an international environment.  Furthermore, a NATO and French AWACS in addition to an Italian Command and Control... Read more

Power Aviation becomes first European distributor for Lord Corp TT straps

Power Aviation becomes first European distributor for Lord Corp TT straps

15-May-2017Source: Lord Corporation

Lord is the industry leader in the design and manufacture of Tension Torsion (TT) straps – is now selling direct through authorized distributor in Europe. As the trusted source for TT straps for more than three decades, LORD fully understands the critical operating requirements for the TT strap, which attaches the rotor blade to the... Read more

EASA proposes regulations for small drone usage in Europe

EASA proposes regulations for small drone usage in Europe

9-May-2017Source: EASA

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published today a proposal to regulate the operation of small drones in Europe. All interested parties are welcome to comment this proposal from 12 May until 12 August 2017. The proposal provides a framework to safely operate drones while allowing this industry to remain agile, to innovate and continue... Read more

IDG Europe Completes LiveAero Install

IDG Europe Completes LiveAero Install

9-May-2017Source: Greenwich AeroGroup

Greenwich AeroGroup announced today that its LiveAero dealer, IDG Europe AB recently certified and installed a LiveAero system on a Mi-172 helicopter in St. Petersburg, Russia. The LiveAero system on this aircraft provides passengers with voice and internet connectivity at all times as well as added operational safety with a brand new real-time flight tracking... Read more

11th Edition of EDA Helicopter Exercise Programme Confirmed for May

11th Edition of EDA Helicopter Exercise Programme Confirmed for May

5-Mar-2017Source: EDA

Exercise FIRE BLADE 2017 will be hosted by Hungary at Pápa Airbase and takes place from the 1st to the 12th of May. 17 air assets and 450 personnel are expected to take part in this live fire focused training exercise. FIRE BLADE 2017 (FB17) marks the 11th helicopter exercise under the umbrella of the... Read more

Bell Strengthens Customer Support Capabilities in Europe

Bell Strengthens Customer Support Capabilities in Europe

13-Oct-2016Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and its Authorized Customer Service Facility (CSF), Agrarflug Helilift, announce today that Agrarflug Helilift is in the process of obtaining an expanded capability to support medium tailbooms for the Bell 212 and 412 aircraft– continuing to strengthen aircraft support for European customers. As a Bell Helicopter Authorized CSF,... Read more

Bell embarks on European Demo Tour with HEMS-configured 429

Bell embarks on European Demo Tour with HEMS-configured 429

4-Jun-2014Source: Bell

confirming the details of the story HeliHub.com broke back on 15th May Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT) announces progress of its European demo tour with a Bell 429 aircraft configured for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS). The aircraft arrived earlier this month and has visited many charity and EMS organizations in the... Read more

FlightSafety appoints Regional Business Development Director for Europe and Africa

FlightSafety appoints Regional Business Development Director for Europe and Africa

31-Mar-2014Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety International announces that John Cameron has joined the company as Regional Director, Business Development, Commercial Simulation. He will support FlightSafety’s flight simulator sales efforts in Europe and Africa. “We are pleased that John has joined our Business Development team,” said John Van Maren, Vice President, Simulation. “Commercial airlines in Europe and Africa will benefit... Read more

Single European Sky Initiative Is “Too Important to Fail” says EBAA

Single European Sky Initiative Is “Too Important to Fail” says EBAA

16-Oct-2012Source: EBAA

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) commends the European  Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas and MEP Brian Simpson for having voiced so forcefully their frustration over the lack of decisive action taken by Member States and for having unequivocally condemned them for failing to make the changes needed to deliver the benefits of the Single European... Read more

Helicopter Fuel-Savings Program Expands to Europe

Helicopter Fuel-Savings Program Expands to Europe

31-Aug-2012Source: JTI Air Holdings

Using gasoline as an alternative helicopter fuel is not only better for the environment, but also more cost efficient, Fuller says. In Europe, JTI’s automotive gasoline supplemental type certificates (STCs) are sold by company representative Joop van Weele of Holland. (Seehttp://www.vliegwerkholland.nl/autofuel.html for info.) Leaded helicopter fuel is being phased out worldwide due to environmental concerns. JTI Air Holdings has led... Read more

Garmin® Announces Expanded Aviation Charting Capability for Europe

Garmin® Announces Expanded Aviation Charting Capability for Europe

18-Apr-2012Source: Garmin

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced expanded electronic charting capabilities for Europe including the availability of European VFR terminal charts and European SafeTaxi® airport diagrams for select Garmin aviation products. “European pilots have asked Garmin to find ways to provide information electronically that... Read more

Blue Sky Network establishes new partnership in Europe

Blue Sky Network establishes new partnership in Europe

11-Apr-2012Source: Blue Sky Network

Blue Sky Network (BSN), a leading, global provider of satellite tracking and communication solutions for aviation, land, andmarine, today announced its partnership with S4A (Solutions For Aviation), a supplier of aviation equipment and services located in El Puerto de Santa María (Cádiz), Spain.  This new partnership in Europe will enable S4A to resell Blue Sky Network’s family of aviation products based on two-way messaging,... Read more

Bell appoints new Managing Director in Europe

Bell appoints new Managing Director in Europe

11-Aug-2011Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that Patrick Moulay has been selected as the new Managing Director for Commercial Business for the Europe and Russia regions. Moulay’s selection was the result of a broad search to find the right talent in terms of knowledge, commitment and energy to represent Bell Helicopter in... Read more

AEM Corp signs European distribution agreement with Adams Aviation

AEM Corp signs European distribution agreement with Adams Aviation

21-Jun-2011Source: AEM Corp

AEM Corp is pleased to announce they have completed a distribution agreement with Adams Aviation located in the United Kingdom. “We are thrilled to have someone as connected and experienced as Adams Aviation representing and selling our products in Europe”, said Dave Veitch, AEM’s president. “Adams will be able to offer continuity to our customers... Read more

EHEST: How to stop crashing helicopters

EHEST: How to stop crashing helicopters

11-Oct-2010Source: Flightglobal

The analysis, by the IHST’s European branch – the European Helicopter Safety Team (EHEST) – reveals that there is as yet no real sign of progress towards the IHST’s ultimate objective of an 80% reduction in helicopter accidents by 2016.... Read more

Helicopter sector to get its own version of the IS-BAO accreditation system

Helicopter sector to get its own version of the IS-BAO accreditation system

10-Oct-2010Source: Flightglobal

EBAA Chairman Brian Humphries said work has begun at the International Business Aviation Council to bring the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operation (IS-BAO) programme – already established for fixed-wing business aviation operations – to the rotary-wing sector.... Read more

Dart expands EASA approved products and service lines

Dart expands EASA approved products and service lines

4-Oct-2010Source: DART Helicopter Services

DART Helicopter Services, a global leader in design, development and distribution of helicopter components and accessories that enhance flight safety, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction, has won approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to offer several new products now approved and certified for operational use by rotorcraft operators throughout Europe. The announcement came... Read more

EBAA to Host “One Europe” Regional Forum in Austria

EBAA to Host “One Europe” Regional Forum in Austria

21-Sep-2010Source: EBAA

On 20-21 January, 2011, at the Hilton Vienna in Austria, the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) will host its third regional forum entitled “One Europe: A Roadmap for Aligning East and West”. During this interactive two-day forum, guest speakers such as Dr. Caspar Einem, president of the Austrian Business Aviation Association; Leonid Koshelev, chairman of the... Read more

JSSI Committed to Europe Market with New Farnborough HQ

JSSI Committed to Europe Market with New Farnborough HQ

6-May-2010Source: JSSI

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the largest, independent provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry, celebrated the opening of their new European Headquarters in Farnborough on April 8, 2010. JSSI marked the occasion by hosting a reception for clients and industry leaders who traveled from all over Europe to attend the... Read more

Russian firefighting helicopters help across Europe

Russian firefighting helicopters help across Europe

30-Apr-2010Source: Russian Helicopters

The Russian firefighting Ka-32A11BC, Mi-17, and Mi-26T are ready to keep Europe safe from fires in the upcoming summer season – always a potential hazard in many EU countries. Such a statement was made by the Russian Helicopters delegates at the Athens Firefighting International Conference on 29 April 2010. Russian Helicopters offers rotorcraft fit for... Read more

Donaldson Provides Best Performing Inlet Protection for European Operators

Donaldson Provides Best Performing Inlet Protection for European Operators

19-Feb-2010Source: Donaldson

With the new year, helicopter operators across Europe are choosing Inlet Barrier Filters (IBF) from Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI). IBF solutions protect valuable engine components with the newest, best-performing inlet protection technology available, while allowing maximum performance. European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification of the Donaldson IBF... Read more

Defence Ministers launch European Helicopter Training

Defence Ministers launch European Helicopter Training

20-Nov-2009Source: European Defence Agency

EU Defence Ministers launched a European Helicopter Training Programme to increase in the short-term the availability of helicopters for crisis management operations. The Programme will start in 2010.... Read more

Avalex Technologies Sees Growth in European Law Enforcement Market

Avalex Technologies Sees Growth in European Law Enforcement Market

23-Sep-2009Source: RotorNews

Avalex Technologies is teaming with the United Kingdom’s Police Aviation Services to ensure its airborne teams of pilots and engineers have the most rugged, reliable and easy-to-use technologies on the market.... Read more

Independent helicopter organisations form the new European Helicopter Association

Independent helicopter organisations form the new European Helicopter Association

21-Aug-2009Source: Avionews

After two years of intensive discussions the new European Helicopter Association (EHA) is now operational... Read more

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