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AUTOFLUG receives green light for series production of helicopter seats

AUTOFLUG receives green light for series production of helicopter seats

30-Jul-2021Source: AUTOFLUG

Following the successful completion of the qualification campaign, last week, EASA awarded the ETSO approval to the AUTOFLUG FLYWEIGHT®, a state-of-the-art crash-safe safety seat for use in helicopters. In addition to its exceptionally low space requirement, its modern design language and its modular composition, the seat is also characterized by its modified Energy Absorption System... Read more

DRF celebrates 35 years of Christoph 53 base at Mannheim

DRF celebrates 35 years of Christoph 53 base at Mannheim

9-Jul-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

It has long been an integral part of the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region: “Christoph 53”, the Mannheim helicopter of the DRF Luftrettung. While the crews initially performed around 300 missions a year, today, on the station’s 35th birthday, they fly over 1,100 missions a year.  Whether a time-critical transport on board the “flying intensive care unit” to... Read more

CAE to develop training program for Volocopter

CAE to develop training program for Volocopter

8-Jul-2021Source: Volocopter

CAE, a global leader in aviation training, and Volocopter, a leading pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), announced today the signing of a strategic partnership, subject to definitive agreement, to develop, certify, and deploy an innovative pilot training program for electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) operations. A first in the industry, this eVTOL pilot training... Read more

25 years of ADAC air rescue in Saarbrücken

25 years of ADAC air rescue in Saarbrücken

8-Jul-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

The air rescue station Saarbrücken with the rescue helicopter “Christoph 16” of the non-profit ADAC air rescue celebrates its 25th anniversary on July 1st. Since the Federal Border Police took over flight operations in 1996, the flying yellow angels have been alerted around 35,000 times – this corresponds to around 1,400 missions per year. “The station... Read more

Volocopter Secures Production Organisation Approval

Volocopter Secures Production Organisation Approval

7-Jul-2021Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), announced that it has secured Production Organisation Approval (POA) in compliance with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA Part 21G). The company is acquiring its long-standing, trusted partner in innovation and production, DG Flugzeugbau, a global leader in composite aircraft production. Through this acquisition, Volocopter is... Read more

DRF launches training program for professional pilots

DRF launches training program for professional pilots

7-Jul-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

In the future, DRF Luftrettung will train professional helicopter pilots. In 2022 the first “integrated training to become a professional helicopter pilot * in CPL (H) with ATPL theory” will start. For the first time, trainee pilots can benefit from the concentrated expertise of the air rescue organization with their over 45 years of experience in HEMS... Read more

LAR and DRF jointly win Adenauer-de Gaulle Prize

LAR and DRF jointly win Adenauer-de Gaulle Prize

24-Jun-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

The Commissioner for Franco-German Cooperation, Minister of State Michael Roth and the French Ambassador in Luxembourg, Bruno Perdu, presented the Adenauer de Gaulle Prize 2020 to DRF Luftrettung and Luxembourg Air Rescue (LAR) yesterday evening. Stephan Nusser, emergency paramedic / HEMS TC, and Peter Kennemann, pilot, accepted the award at a ceremony in Neumünster Abbey in... Read more

Station Halle celebrates its 30th birthday

Station Halle celebrates its 30th birthday

22-Jun-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

[electronic translation] Two rescue helicopters take off from Halle / Oppin airfield This Friday is something special for the air rescuers of the DRF Luftrettung: The station in Halle was founded 30 years ago . It all started with “Christoph Sachsen-Anhalt”, and since 2002, “Christoph Halle” has been a second rescue helicopter when quick help is required. “We... Read more

German EMS base “Christoph 41” marks 35 years at Leonberg

German EMS base “Christoph 41” marks 35 years at Leonberg

17-Jun-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung,

In March 1973, “Christoph 41″ gave the go-ahead for the success story of the red and white lifesavers, which continues to this day, with a mission in the Stuttgart region. After a few intermediate stops, the machine found its home in June 1986 at the district hospital in Leonberg. Today the crew starts over 1,000 missions a... Read more

Airbus strengthens MRO capabilities with the acquisition of ZF Luftfahrttechnik

Airbus strengthens MRO capabilities with the acquisition of ZF Luftfahrttechnik

10-Jun-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and ZF Friedrichshafen AG have signed an agreement regarding the acquisition of ZF Luftfahrttechnik GmbH by Airbus Helicopters as part of its strategy to strengthen its maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) capabilities. This step is also a contribution to improving and maintaining the fleet availability of the programs covered by the ZF Luftfahrttechnik... Read more

First rescue helicopter flies on sustainable aviation fuel

First rescue helicopter flies on sustainable aviation fuel

8-Jun-2021Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

A rescue helicopter has flown on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for the first time, achieving a new milestone in international aviation. Operated by the German non-profit organization ADAC Luftrettung, the Airbus H145 rescue helicopter had its Arriel 2E engines ceremonially refueled with biofuel, a type of SAF, at the air rescue station at Munich’s Harlaching... Read more

ADAC makes first flight on sustainable aviation fuel

ADAC makes first flight on sustainable aviation fuel

7-Jun-2021Source: Safran

A rescue helicopter has flown on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for the first time, achieving a new milestone in international aviation. Operated by the German non-profit organization ADAC Luftrettung, the Airbus H145 rescue helicopter has its Arriel 2E engines ceremonially refuelled with biofuel, a type of SAF, at the air rescue station at Munich’s Harlaching... Read more

Reiser H135 Full Flight Simulator approved by EASA at Level D

Reiser H135 Full Flight Simulator approved by EASA at Level D

4-Jun-2021Source: Reiser Simulation and Training

RST’s newest Airbus H135 full flight simulator was initially qualified to the highest standard Level D by the German Federal Aviation Office (Luftfahrt-Bundesamt / LBA) according to European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations. The most modern FFS helicopter type H135 is thus ready for training at the major training location of Lufthansa Aviation Training GmbH... Read more

Airbus performs first five-bladed H145 retrofit of DRF Luftrettung helicopter

Airbus performs first five-bladed H145 retrofit of DRF Luftrettung helicopter

26-May-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters, in cooperation with DRF Luftrettung, has performed the first retrofit of a four-bladed H145 into the new five-bladed version. The helicopter, an H145 of the German HEMS operator, was first delivered in 2018 and will be deployed at DRF’s base in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany. The upgrade to the five-bladed version can be performed by... Read more

First H145 upgraded to five blade head now in operation 

First H145 upgraded to five blade head now in operation 

24-May-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

DRF Luftrettung is putting the world’s first upgraded type H145 helicopter into operation at the base in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany. This particular machine was retroactively modified from four to five main rotor blades. Technicians from DRF Luftrettung, together with the manufacturer Airbus Helicopters, performed this first retrofit of a four-bladed H145 at the Airbus site in... Read more

Hessen Police continues partnership with US Army Garrison in Germany

Hessen Police continues partnership with US Army Garrison in Germany

21-May-2021Source: US Army

Once a day, a German Polizei helicopter visits the Wiesbaden Army Airfield as part of the Polizei’s object protection measures. The helicopter, a Eurocopter EC-145, belongs to the Hessen State police and is stationed at Egelsbach. The Westhessen police presidium and U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden have a mutual agreement that says that the Polizei helps... Read more

European Rotors plans even bigger first event in November 2021

European Rotors plans even bigger first event in November 2021

19-May-2021Source: EUROPEAN ROTORS

The VTOL Show and Safety Conference confirms its premiere from 16 to 18 November, 2021 in Cologne, Germany as a physical event, strongly supported by the rotorcraft industry. Now, a unique digital event platform will allow additional attendees to participate and interact with exhibitors, even if travel restrictions are extended. EUROPEAN ROTORS has already signed... Read more

Tiger marks 30 years of flying

Tiger marks 30 years of flying

5-May-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

As the Tiger celebrates the 30th anniversary of its first flight, it’s time to look at how far the programme has come since 27 April 1991. Resulting from the successful cooperation between France and Germany, with Australia and Spain joining the programme in 2001 and 2003 respectively, the aircraft has proven its value as a... Read more

Bell Signs Teaming Agreements with Suppliers in Germany

Bell Signs Teaming Agreements with Suppliers in Germany

14-Apr-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced it has signed teaming agreements with German suppliers to support Bell’s industrial participation efforts in Germany. As part of the collaboration, Bell will compete for the upcoming tender for the renewal of the helicopter fleet for the Bundespolizei and will offer the Bell 525. The... Read more

Safran signs by-the-hour support contract with Bundespolizei

Safran signs by-the-hour support contract with Bundespolizei

8-Apr-2021Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contract with the German federal police (Bundespolizei), covering their H120 fleet. This contract formalizes a long-term MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) and service agreement supporting a total of 11 Arrius 2F engines.The Bundespolizei currently operates 10 H120 helicopters for training missions. This is the second SBH® contract... Read more

29-Mar-21 D-HRUT Schweizer 300C Schwarze Heide, Germany

29-Mar-21 D-HRUT Schweizer 300C Schwarze Heide, Germany

29-Mar-2021

Crashed during low level manoeuvre on training flight. The 60-year-old instructor from Krefeld was slightly injured, and the 52-year-old student pilot was uninjured, the police reported. Both got out of the wreckage unaided.  Image from Ruhr Nachrichten report  ... Read more

Airbus delivers seventh H145 for the German Armed Forces’ SAR service

Airbus delivers seventh H145 for the German Armed Forces’ SAR service

22-Mar-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has handed over the seventh and last H145 for the search and rescue (SAR) service of the Bundeswehr to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) on time. The previously delivered helicopters are used for training and field testing and are available 24/7 at the Niederstetten and Nörvenich... Read more

DRF puts first five-blade H145 into service

DRF puts first five-blade H145 into service

17-Mar-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

On March 8, 2021, DRF Luftrettung puts the first H145 helicopter with a five-blade rotor in Germany in the rescue service at the Stuttgart station; today the machine was transferred to the station. Compared to its predecessor, the helicopter is lighter and therefore offers a higher possible payload with the same performance. In addition, the... Read more

Milestone Aviation and NHV Group expand partnership

Milestone Aviation and NHV Group expand partnership

5-Mar-2021Source: Milestone Aviation

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), a GECAS company and the global leader in helicopter leasing and NHV Group (“NHV”), a leading provider of B2B helicopter services, have announced an expansion of their partnership with the provision of two Airbus five-bladed H145 helicopters to support the operator’s contract with Germany’s Federal Armed Forces’ training program... Read more

Wingcopter joins Flying Labs Network as a technology partner

Wingcopter joins Flying Labs Network as a technology partner

19-Feb-2021Source: Wingcopter

Wingcopter, the German developer, manufacturer and operator of unmanned delivery drones for commercial and humanitarian applications, has joined forces with the Flying Labs Network as a Technology Partner. The goal of the partnership is to improve supply chains through locally led cargo drone projects and to equip local talent with the skills to operate Wingcopter’s... Read more

NHC Northern Helicopter extends wind farm EMS contract

NHC Northern Helicopter extends wind farm EMS contract

18-Feb-2021Source: Northern Helicopter GmbH

Northern Helicopter GmbH will continue to be responsible for offshore rescue in the offshore wind farms Albatros and Hohe See in the German exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the North Sea. The follow-up contract with EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG started on February 1, 2021 and covers a term of four years with the option of... Read more

Thuringia Police order Hensoldt Argos II observation system

Thuringia Police order Hensoldt Argos II observation system

12-Feb-2021Source: HENSOLDT

For HENSOLDT, it is another important EOS contract with a delivery as first tier supplier and prime contractor directly to the customer. “We are offering a turnkey solution here and are assuming responsibility for the entire project until the return delivery of the helicopters with integrated and approved ARGOS II systems in November 2021,” said... Read more

Global Helicopter Service win European Defence Agency contract

Global Helicopter Service win European Defence Agency contract

12-Feb-2021Source: Global Helicopter Service GmbH

Global Helicopter Service GmbH a leading German helicopter service provider is pleased to announce the award of the European Defence Agency, Forward Aeromedical Evacuation, and Air Transport Contract for the MINUSMA Mission in Mali. The contract runs from 01 December 2020 and GHS have positioned an Airbus H225, D-HTPN, and a Bell 412 EP, D-HAFN... Read more

Wingcopter secures $22M to expand delivery drone business

Wingcopter secures $22M to expand delivery drone business

27-Jan-2021Source: Wingcopter

Wingcopter, the German developer, manufacturer and operator of unmanned delivery drones for commercial and humanitarian applications, has secured $22 million in Series A funding. Wingcopter will use the funds to strengthen its leadership in drone-based logistics, with a special focus on healthcare-related applications, including the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. At the same time, Wingcopter is... Read more

Rheinmetall to supply digital classroom for German Navy NH90 training

Rheinmetall to supply digital classroom for German Navy NH90 training

22-Jan-2021Source: Rheinmetall

The German Navy is once again counting on simulation expertise from Rheinmetall when it comes to training its NH90 NTH Sea Lion helicopter crews. In December 2020 the European NH90 procurement and management organization, NAHEMA, awarded the company an order for an Asterion classroom solution destined for Naval Air Wing 3 at Nordholz on the... Read more

Volocopter Launches Campaign to Bring Electric Air Taxi Services to U.S. Cities

Volocopter Launches Campaign to Bring Electric Air Taxi Services to U.S. Cities

19-Jan-2021Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the German air taxi start-up and “Pioneer of Urban Air Mobility (UAM),” announced  that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has positively accepted their application for concurrent Type Certificate validation on 22 December 2020. This sets the basis for Volocopter to bring their electric air taxi services to the American market. Volocopter is the first... Read more

Wiking takes delivery of latest AW139

Wiking takes delivery of latest AW139

17-Dec-2020Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced that WIKING Helikopter Service GmbH has taken delivery of a new AW139 7-tonne intermediate twin engine helicopter from Leonardo’s Vergiate facility, further expanding an existing fleet of three aircraft. The helicopter will be used to carry out offshore transport missions supporting energy industry operations in Northern Europe. WIKING has been an offshore transport... Read more

Rheinmetall win German CH-53 maintenance contract

Rheinmetall win German CH-53 maintenance contract

11-Dec-2020Source: Rheinmetall

Rheinmetall has won an order from the German Bundeswehr to inspect, maintain and repair Sikorsky CH-53G transport helicopters. Starting in March 2021, the Düsseldorf-based Group will be operating two maintenance and repair bays belonging to the German Air Force’s 64th Helicopter Squadron at Diepholz in Lower Saxony. Worth a figure in the lower two-digit million-euro... Read more

NHV awarded H145 contract by German Air Force

NHV awarded H145 contract by German Air Force

10-Dec-2020Source: NHV

The German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) have awarded NHV a contract for the provision and maintenance of three H145 aircraft in support of their Special Forces’ training program at Laupheim (HSG64). The one-year contract is foreseen to start in January 2021. In partnership with Milestone Aviation, NHV will provide two Airbus Helicopters H145D3 and one H145D2... Read more

Bundeswehr orders 31 NH90 for shipborne operations

Bundeswehr orders 31 NH90 for shipborne operations

8-Dec-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

The German Bundeswehr has ordered 31 NH90 helicopters, to be known as Sea Tiger, for the German Navy’s shipborne operations. Nathalie Tarnaud-Laude, President of NH90 Helicopter Industries (NHI) and Giorgio Gomma, General Manager of the NATO Helicopter Management Agency (NAHEMA), on behalf of the Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support of the... Read more

08-Dec-20 D-HTAT Guimbal G2 Speyer, Germany

08-Dec-20 D-HTAT Guimbal G2 Speyer, Germany

8-Dec-2020

Student solo (aged 63) – at a height of 50-100 meters, there was a loss of engine power. The helicopter touched down hard and rolled onto its side around 15-20m from the runway in the grass.... Read more

GKN Aerospace promotes its role in German NH90 order

GKN Aerospace promotes its role in German NH90 order

2-Dec-2020Source: GKN Aerospace

NHIndustries and NAHEMA, acting as the Contracting Authority on behalf of the German Bundeswehr, have signed the contract for the procurement of 31 NH90 helicopters for shipborne operations. The contract brings the total order book to 597 rotorcraft. The purchase of the helicopters strengthens GKN Aerospace’s leadership position in the defence industry today and reinforces... Read more

Germany procures 31 NH90s for Navy role

Germany procures 31 NH90s for Navy role

2-Dec-2020Source: NHI

NHIndustries and NAHEMA, on behalf of the Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support of the German Armed Forces (BAAINBw) signed the contract for the acquisition of the helicopters, related support services and training on November 26th, 2020. The Sea Tiger will represent the German configuration of the NH90 NFH helicopter and will... Read more

Rheinland Air Service Appointed as the First German Dealer for the Bell 505

Rheinland Air Service Appointed as the First German Dealer for the Bell 505

26-Nov-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, appointed Rheinland Air Service GmbH (RAS) the first German dealer for the Bell 505. Approaching 50 years of business aviation experience, RAS is a proven provider of expert aviation sales and service. “We are pleased to announce RAS as Bell’s first authorized 505 dealership for Germany,”... Read more

Bell appoints first 505 dealer in Germany

Bell appoints first 505 dealer in Germany

25-Nov-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, appointed Rheinland Air Service GmbH (RAS) the first German dealer for the Bell 505. Approaching 50 years of business aviation experience, RAS is a proven provider of expert aviation sales and service. “We are pleased to announce RAS as Bell’s first authorized 505 dealership for Germany,”... Read more

EBAA to Send Young Leaders to One Young World Global Youth Summit

EBAA to Send Young Leaders to One Young World Global Youth Summit

24-Nov-2020Source: EBAA

For the third year in a row, the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) is sending ten carefully selected inspired young leaders to represent the industry at the 2021 One Young World Summit in Munich. The annual summit taking place from23-26 April will host talented youth from a range of companies, NGOs, and other public and... Read more

Two German wind farm contracts for Wiking

Two German wind farm contracts for Wiking

16-Nov-2020Source: offshoreWIND.biz

In the last two weeks, Wiking Helikopter Service has signed a multi-year contract with TenneT and a contract extension with Deutsche Windtechnik, both of which will see the company providing offshore helicopter services for projects in the German part of the North Sea. See Full Story. ... Read more

ADAC air rescue prepared for the second wave of COVID-19

ADAC air rescue prepared for the second wave of COVID-19

13-Nov-2020Source: ADAC Luftrettung

The currently increasing number of COVID-19 infections is also being observed with concern at ADAC Air Rescue. The corona virus is once again facing major challenges for the non-profit organization from Munich. “The rescue service from the air is currently fully secured in Germany,” emphasizes managing director Frédéric Bruder. “With our experience from the first wave, we are... Read more

DRF Christoph Weser to upgrade Bremen air ambulance to EC145

DRF Christoph Weser to upgrade Bremen air ambulance to EC145

30-Oct-2020Source: DRF Luftrettung

From October 21st, DRF Luftrettung will provide rapid assistance in Bremen with another helicopter: A modern EC145 will replace the BK 117. As an intensive care transport helicopter and also in emergency rescue, “Christoph Weser” makes an extremely important contribution to the emergency medical care of people in Bremen and the surrounding area, “emphasizes Dr.... Read more

Reiser H145 Full Flight Simulator now qualified to EASA Level D

Reiser H145 Full Flight Simulator now qualified to EASA Level D

15-Oct-2020Source: Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH

Lufthansa Aviation Training’s first own helicopter full flight simulator, designed and manufactured by Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH (RST), has received EASA Level D qualification by the German Federal Aviation Office (Luftfahrt-Bundesamt / LBA) on 27 August 2020. The helicopter full flight simulator (FFS) manufactured by RST is equipped with an interchangeable H135/H145 cockpit (H135... Read more

Bell Expands Global Footprint in Germany

Bell Expands Global Footprint in Germany

2-Oct-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced it will be adding Intercopter GmbH to its Authorized Maintenance Center (AMC) network. Intercopter is located in Taufkirchen, Germany near Munich. “Growing our German footprint has been one of our top European priorities and having Intercopter in our network is another important step in executing... Read more

Bell Announces Collaboration with Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH (ESG)

Bell Announces Collaboration with Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH (ESG)

24-Sep-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a collaboration agreement with Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH (ESG) to install their Mission Management System in a Bell 429 as a law enforcement demonstrator. This new demonstrator will be used to showcase the aircraft’s capabilities to the police and military markets in Europe and across the... Read more

Airbus Helicopters and HTM-Helicopters sign contract

Airbus Helicopters and HTM-Helicopters sign contract

23-Sep-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and HTM-Helicopters have signed a contract for the purchase of two additional H145 helicopters. HTM will be the first operator to use the new five-bladed H145 in the Offshore Wind segment. “We thank HTM for their continued trust in Airbus Helicopters and our products”, says Thomas Hein, Head of Sales Western Europe at... Read more

Boeing, Honeywell and Rolls-partner on German CH-47 bid

Boeing, Honeywell and Rolls-partner on German CH-47 bid

22-Sep-2020Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA], Honeywell Aerospace and Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd. have reached an agreement to provide in-service support of the T-55 engine should the government of Germany select the H-47 Chinook for its Schwerer Transporthubschrauber (STH) heavy-lift helicopter requirement. Since the forming of the Chinook Germany Industry Team in 2018, originally comprised of nine German companies,... Read more

Volocopter offers reservations for commercial flights

Volocopter offers reservations for commercial flights

21-Sep-2020Source: Volocopter

At Greentech Festival in Berlin, Volocopter, the pioneer of Urban Air Mobility (UAM), announced that the world’s first public sale for electrical air taxi flight reservations has started. Effective immediately, Volocopter fans world-wide can reserve their tickets online and be amongst the very first to take this new form of mobility. The VoloFirst costs €300 and can... Read more

DRF Luftrettung develops multifunctional ground plate

DRF Luftrettung develops multifunctional ground plate

10-Sep-2020Source: DRF Luftrettung

During the Covid-19 pandemic, DRF Luftrettung acquired special isolation stretchers to transport highly infectious patients. These stretchers, known as EpiShuttles, can now be fastened perfectly in the helicopter thanks to a special ground plate developed by the EASA Part 21 Design Organisation at DRF Luftrettung. The new solution impresses with its simple handling and safety.... Read more

Droniq and Yuneec create standard solution for integrated, European drone tracking

Droniq and Yuneec create standard solution for integrated, European drone tracking

4-Sep-2020Source: Droniq

Frankfurt-based company Droniq has entered into an exclusive cooperation with the drone manufacturer Yuneec. Yuneec’s H520 drones can be retrofitted with Droniq’s “HOD4track” from October 2020. This module enables tracking of the aircraft via LTE and its display in Droniq’s UAS Traffic Management System (UTM). The device, which has been specially manufactured for all H520... Read more

04-Aug-20 D-HIPO Bell 47G4A Lübstorf, Germany

04-Aug-20 D-HIPO Bell 47G4A Lübstorf, Germany

4-Aug-2020

Substantially damaged beyond repair in a forced autorotation landing at Lübstorf near Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.  Minor injuries to the 3POB... Read more

Safran to support German and Norwegian NH90 engines

Safran to support German and Norwegian NH90 engines

26-Jun-2020Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a support contract with the NATO Helicopter Management Agency (NAHEMA), to support 276 NH90 engines owned by BAAINBw (Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support) in Germany and the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA). The RTM322 engines will be covered by Safran’s Global Support Package (GSP) under... Read more

Wingcopter is one of 9 winners of German Government’s €24M hackathon

Wingcopter is one of 9 winners of German Government’s €24M hackathon

28-May-2020Source: Wingcopter

Wingcopter, developer of autonomous delivery drones for humanitarian and commercial applications, has been named one of nine winners of the #SmartDevelopmentHack. Through this global hackathon, the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) solicited innovative digital solutions to tackle the challenges caused by the coronavirus outbreak in low- and middle-income countries. The lineup of... Read more

COVID-19 – Helicopters across Europe help fight corona crisis

COVID-19 – Helicopters across Europe help fight corona crisis

16-Apr-2020Source: European Rotors

Friedrichshafen – Helicopters play an outstanding role in the current health crisis due to their special flight characteristics. They are not only important for the transfer of infectious and ventilated patients from hospital to hospital, but they also secure relevant infrastructure through monitoring flights. The outbreak of the coronavirus has triggered a global crisis that... Read more

Northern HeliCopter Secures HEMS Contract for German Offshore Wind Farms

Northern HeliCopter Secures HEMS Contract for German Offshore Wind Farms

9-Apr-2020Source: offshoreWIND.biz

Northern HeliCopter GmbH has won a contract to provide rescue services for the Riffgat and Alpha Ventus offshore wind farms in Germany. See Full Story.... Read more

First use with DRF Luftrettung EpiShuttle for Civil Air Ambulance

First use with DRF Luftrettung EpiShuttle for Civil Air Ambulance

9-Apr-2020Source: DRF Luftrettung

The Civil Air Ambulance (AMB) intensive care helicopter, which is primarily provided for the transport of COVID-19 patients, has been in use for a good week. Last week, the helicopter was the first in the DRF fleet to be equipped with an EpiShuttle and has already completed its first operation with the special insulating stretcher:... Read more

Rheinmetall modernizing German NH90 flight simulators

Rheinmetall modernizing German NH90 flight simulators

21-Feb-2020Source: Rheinmetall

As part of the Helicopter Flight Training Systems (HFTS) GmbH team, Rheinmetall is modernizing flight simulators for the German Army Aviation Corps’ NH90 helicopters. A contract to this effect was signed at the end of December 2019. For Rheinmetall, the order is worth a figure in the lower double-digit euro million range. Awarded to HFTS,... Read more

DRF Luftrettung expands its H145 and H135 fleet

DRF Luftrettung expands its H145 and H135 fleet

28-Jan-2020Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters and DRF Luftrettung have signed a contract for the purchase of 15 new H145s, three H135s and the retrofit of their current 20 H145s to the five-bladed version. This will bring the H145 fleet of the German Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) to 35 helicopters, making them the biggest operator of the five-bladed H145 in... Read more

Universal Avionics SkyVis™ Selected for new German H215s

Universal Avionics SkyVis™ Selected for new German H215s

28-Jan-2020Source: Universal Avionics

Universal Avionics, an Elbit Systems Company, was selected by Heli-One (Norway) AS to equip the new H215 helicopters of the Bundespolizei – German Federal Police (BPOL) with its SkyVis Helmet Mounted Display (HMD). Universal Avionics will partner with Heli-One to develop a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the SkyVis on H215... Read more

CAE to provide German Navy with NH90 training solution

CAE to provide German Navy with NH90 training solution

30-Dec-2019Source: CAE

CAE announced that CAE Elektronik GmbH has signed a contract with the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) to provide the German Navy with a comprehensive training solution for the NH90 Sea Lion helicopter. The German Navy is procuring a fleet of 18 NH90 Sea Lion helicopters to support search and rescue (SAR) operations and... Read more

Becker delivers ADS-B transponders for German law enforcement AS332s

Becker delivers ADS-B transponders for German law enforcement AS332s

11-Nov-2019Source: Becker Aviation

Avionics innovator and digital technology provider Becker Avionics has received STC approval for the Company’s BXT6513 ADS-B transponder, designed specifically for the Special Mission & Law Enforcement ADS-B retrofit market. Heli-One/Norway developed the EASA approved ADS-B out STC on the Super Puma helicopter of Bundespolizei (German Federal Police). This solution provides police and other special... Read more

Rheinmetall and Sikorsky plan German CH-53K logistics centre

Rheinmetall and Sikorsky plan German CH-53K logistics centre

4-Nov-2019Source: Rheinmetall

In order to support Germany’s “Schwerer Transport¬hubschrauber” (STH) heavy lift helicopter program, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, and Rheinmetall announced that they intend to set up a logistics and fleet management center at Leipzig/Halle Airport if the Bundeswehr selects the CH-53K as its next heavy-lift transport helicopter. This will create numerous high-tech jobs and strengthen... Read more

Airbus delivers first NH90 Sea Lion to the German Armed Forces

Airbus delivers first NH90 Sea Lion to the German Armed Forces

25-Oct-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first NH90 Sea Lion naval multi-role helicopter to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), with a further two to be delivered by the end of the year. In total, 18 Sea Lions have been ordered for the Germany Navy, with deliveries expected to be... Read more

ST Engineering to support German NH90 fleet

ST Engineering to support German NH90 fleet

24-Oct-2019Source: ST Engineering

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) announced that its Aerospace and Electronics sectors have secured new contracts with a combined value of about $1.8b for the third quarter (3Q) of 2019. Contracts by the Aerospace sector worth about $1.0b The Aerospace sector secured various contracts amounting to $1.0b across its spectrum of aviation manufacturing and... Read more

Tender issued for German wind farm rescue helicopter

Tender issued for German wind farm rescue helicopter

8-Oct-2019Source: offshore WIND

EnBW has issued a tender for a rescue helicopter to service the Hohe See and Albatros offshore wind projects in Germany. See Full Story.... Read more

German NH90s get upgrade with Rohde & Schwarz radios

German NH90s get upgrade with Rohde & Schwarz radios

12-Aug-2019Source: Rohde & Schwarz

The NH90 Sea LION carries improved communications equipment, which means that it can be used in international air space under network centric warfare conditions. The NH90 Sea LION helicopter recently completed a series of demonstrations for the German Navy, covering search and rescue and navy reconnaissance missions, and delivery of Special Forces equipment. The German... Read more

Christoph 47 with blood and plasma preserves in use

Christoph 47 with blood and plasma preserves in use

23-Jul-2019Source: DRF Luftrettung

The helicopter of the DRF Luftrettung of the Greifswald station is the first in Germany to not only carry blood but also plasma in its operations. Together, the DRF Luftrettung and the University Medical Center Greifswald have succeeded in establishing a scientifically proven procedure that enables the rapid transport of blood products by helicopter. This... Read more

Wiking signs for two AW139s

Wiking signs for two AW139s

21-Jun-2019Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced the signing of a contract valued at 30 million euro for two AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters with Wiking Helikopter Service GmbH of Germany. The aircraft, which are expected to be delivered in 2019 and 2020, will be used to perform offshore transport operations in Northern Europe, further expanding the AW139 fleet of... Read more

Sikorsky Formally Responds To Call For Competition

Sikorsky Formally Responds To Call For Competition

11-Jun-2019Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), formally responded to the German Air Force “Schwerer Transporthubschrauber” (STH) Program call for competition. Sikorsky expects to offer the most modern heavy lift helicopter in production, the CH-53K King Stallion, in response to the official Request for Proposals, which is expected this summer. The new STH heavy lifter... Read more

Heli-One wins German AS332L1 and EC215 upgrade contract

Heli-One wins German AS332L1 and EC215 upgrade contract

24-May-2019Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO), is pleased to announce a helicopter upgrade contract with the German Federal Ministry of Interior to modify their incoming Airbus H215 fleet and existing AS332 aircraft. The upgrade project covers four H215s with an option for an additional 16 AS332L1/H215 aircraft and in its... Read more

DRF Luftrettung performed 40,090 air rescue missions in 2018

DRF Luftrettung performed 40,090 air rescue missions in 2018

9-May-2019Source: DRF Luftrettung

Medical air rescue as provided by DRF Luftrettung (German Air Rescue) is developing into an ever more important sector. The rapid evolving technology in air operations through to medical care is reflected in the increased number of air rescue missions in 2018. DRF Luftrettung crews were called out 40,090 times which corresponds to a 4%... Read more

13-Feb-19 D-HJMD Airbus EC135P2 Neustadt an der Orla, Germany

13-Feb-19 D-HJMD Airbus EC135P2 Neustadt an der Orla, Germany

13-Feb-2019

EMS helicopter landed in a skate park and became entangled with a skateboarding “grind pole”. Helicopter slightly damaged, but roaded out for inspection before flying again.... Read more

Airbus Germany signs framework contract with SGL Carbon

Airbus Germany signs framework contract with SGL Carbon

4-Feb-2019Source: SGL Carbon

The helicopter manufacturer Airbus Helicopters Germany and SGL Carbon have been working together for years in the field of processing composite materials for aircraft doors of the Airbus Group. In the future, the cooperation with Airbus will be extended to applications for the helicopter sector and further intensified. The two companies have defined the framework... Read more

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