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First H145 Full Flight Simulator in North America inaugurated in Texas

First H145 Full Flight Simulator in North America inaugurated in Texas

11-May-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Helisim Simulation Center, located inside the Airbus Helicopters Inc. facility in Grand Prairie, Texas, has inaugurated a new Thales Reality H full-motion flight simulator, the first of its kind in the region. Helisim LLC, a subsidiary of Helisim SAS, has already invested $22 million for the new simulation center. The H145 simulator will offer... Read more

Jaunt Air Mobility to open design and manufacturing operations in Canada

Jaunt Air Mobility to open design and manufacturing operations in Canada

10-May-2021Source: Jaunt Air Mobility

Jaunt Air Mobility announced the company plans to open design and manufacturing operations in Canada. Jaunt Air Mobility takes the first step in expanding its global reach by appointing Eric Côté to head its Canadian operations. “Our announcement today to locate our design and manufacturing operations to Canada aligns with our certification path and commercialization... Read more

New CO at Fleet Readiness Center East

New CO at Fleet Readiness Center East

10-May-2021Source: US Marine Corps

Command of Fleet Readiness Center East returned to a Marine Corps officer as Col. Thomas A. Atkinson assumed leadership of the facility in a brief ceremony held May 7. Capt. Mark E. Nieto, the first Navy officer to take the helm of the depot, formally transferred authority and responsibility for the depot to Atkinson in... Read more

XTI to establish a presence in Estonia

XTI to establish a presence in Estonia

10-May-2021Source: XTI Aircraft Company

XTI Aircraft Company (XTI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Enterprise Estonia, Estonian Aviation Cluster (EAC), and the Estonian Aviation Academy (EAVA) to recognize Estonia as a Regional Mobility hub for the TriFan 600, the world’s first civilian hybrid-electric long-range vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) airplane. The organizations intend to collaborate with XTI... Read more

SAFE adds fire suppression equipment to product line

SAFE adds fire suppression equipment to product line

10-May-2021Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs is pleased to offer a complete product line of ECO CAF Fire Suppression Equipment for Helicopter operations support and various other applications.  Fire Suppression equipment is a critical component of any maintenance facility.  ECO CAF equipment is available from S.A.F.E. in portable 3 gallon units all the way up to 60 gallon... Read more

XTI Aircraft Company Hires Chief Pilot

XTI Aircraft Company Hires Chief Pilot

7-May-2021Source: XTI Aircraft

XTI Aircraft Company (XTI), a privately-held company developing the world’s first long-range civilian vertical takeoff and landing airplane, announced the hiring of James Kromberg to lead XTI’s flight test team, and develop its training plan and test requirements for the TriFan 600. Mr. Kromberg is a senior flight test pilot and aeronautical engineer with over... Read more

EAAA crew move into new Norwich headquarters

EAAA crew move into new Norwich headquarters

7-May-2021Source: EAAA

Life-saving crews from East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) have moved into their new Norwich headquarters, ahead of planned 24/7 operations later this summer. The charity, which has been operating from temporary accommodation for over a year, launched its mission to deliver a 24/7 air ambulance service in the East of England back in 2019. This... Read more

Columbia and Aurora develop tech for degraded visual environments

Columbia and Aurora develop tech for degraded visual environments

6-May-2021Source: Columbia Helicopters

Columbia Helicopters (Columbia) and Aurora Flight Sciences (Aurora), a Boeing Company, this week entered into a memorandum of understanding to jointly explore the design, integration, testing, and demonstration of an enhanced pilot situational awareness (EPSA) degraded visual environment (DVE) flight capability on a Columbia helicopter to be used for aerial wildland fire suppression. Since aerial... Read more

UK – Halo Aviation sold to Directional Aviation

UK – Halo Aviation sold to Directional Aviation

6-May-2021

As the spate of mergers, take-overs, IPOs and SPACs continues around the industry, this one has raised a few eyebrows.  British operator Halo Aviation has been sold to Directional Aviation, a “private investment firm whose singular focus is private business aviation”.  As Halo becomes the 15th member of the ever-increasing Directional family of companies, there’s... Read more

Rusada launches new Maintenance App for ENVISION

Rusada launches new Maintenance App for ENVISION

6-May-2021Source: Rusada

Aviation software provider, Rusada, has released a new mobile application for its Airworthiness, MRO, and Flight Operations solution ENVISION. ENVISION Tasks enables Technicians and Engineers to efficiently conduct maintenance using a tablet device. The app streamlines the execution process by delivering all the functionality users need in one place. Assigned tasks can be viewed, actioned,... Read more

EHang Promoted UAM Applications at the Digital China Summit

EHang Promoted UAM Applications at the Digital China Summit

6-May-2021Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”) successfully showcased Urban Air Mobility while attending the Fourth Digital China Summit from April 25 to April 29 in Fuzhou, China. This summit is hosted by Cyberspace Administration of China, National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration... Read more

Rotorcorp Announces Ecommerce Manager Hire

Rotorcorp Announces Ecommerce Manager Hire

6-May-2021Source: Rotorcorp

Rotorcorp is pleased to announce the addition of Cody Stidham as the newest member of our leadership team.  Cody will serve as Rotorcorp’s E-commerce Manager and will report directly to the CEO.   In this position, Cody will be responsible for the overall website and e-commerce performance of the company serving Robinson customers world-wide. Cody... Read more

New appointments at Irish Community Air Ambulance

New appointments at Irish Community Air Ambulance

6-May-2021Source: Irish Community Air Ambulance

Mícheál Sheridan Mícheál has worked in the not-for-profit sector in Ireland for 24 years, most recently as CEO of the Mercy University Hospital Foundation, a position he held for thirteen years. The Cavan man is a board member of Charities Institute Ireland and is a former Chairperson of Fundraising Ireland. He has an MSc in... Read more

Chilean prosecutor accuses three operators of collusion

Chilean prosecutor accuses three operators of collusion

6-May-2021

The National Economic Prosecutor’s Office (FNE) filed a complaint before the Competition Tribunal (TDLC) against three helicopter companies in the forest firefighting market, as well as two executives who facilitated the coordination and execution of anti-competitive agreements. The corporations are Calquín Helicopters SpA (Calquín), Inaer Helicopter Chile S.A. (Inaer), and Pegasus South America Servicios Integrales... Read more

London’s Air Ambulance Charity releases 2020 stats

London’s Air Ambulance Charity releases 2020 stats

6-May-2021Source: London’s Air Ambulance Charity

Health Minister praises work of London’s Air Ambulance Charity as 2020 mission data is announced London’s Air Ambulance has today revealed the number of critically injured patients it treated in 2020. The data has been released to thank people for keeping the service operational day and night throughout the pandemic and to ask Londoners to... Read more

Helitowcart introduces R44 Clipper ground handling wheels

Helitowcart introduces R44 Clipper ground handling wheels

5-May-2021Source: Helitowcart

Helitowcart is pleased to announce the recently designed ground handling solution for R44 Clipper operators. The Dual Clipper Wheels are designed to allow Clipper operators a safe and practical way to move their aircraft on all types of surfaces, such as grass, gravel, dirt and asphalt. The kit includes dual 10” wheels for the best... Read more

Air Methods issues statement on West Virginia EMS legislation

Air Methods issues statement on West Virginia EMS legislation

5-May-2021Source: Air Methods

Air Methods thanks West Virginia Governor Jim Justice for protecting the citizens of his state from misleading air medical membership practices by signing House Bill 2776; the Air Ambulance Patient Protection Act. WV HB 2776 Air Ambulance Patient Protection Act What the legislation does: “The purpose of this bill is to create the Air Ambulance... Read more

Air Ambulance Kent Surrey and Sussex adopt new smartphone app

Air Ambulance Kent Surrey and Sussex adopt new smartphone app

5-May-2021Source: Air Ambulance Kent Surrey and Sussex

We have become the first UK pre-hospital health organisation to adopt a new app designed to help healthcare staff breakdown communication barriers with patients at the point of care. Using flashcards with simple questions and explanations, CardMedic helps healthcare staff to communicate with patients who have visual, hearing or cognitive impairment, language barriers or who... Read more

Papillon recognised by FAA and IS-BAO

Papillon recognised by FAA and IS-BAO

5-May-2021Source: Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, the world’s largest and longest-running helicopter tour company, is the recipient of two Diamond Awards from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for excellence in maintenance and compliance. Founded in 1991, the FAA Diamond Awards are considered the highest industry honors within the William O’Brien Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Awards program. The... 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

Oceania Aviation becomes authorised dealer for MD Helicopters

Oceania Aviation becomes authorised dealer for MD Helicopters

5-May-2021Source: Oceania Aviation

In a move that serves to cement their strong relationship with MD Helicopters International, Oceania Aviation is excited to announce their appointment as an authorised representative for MD Helicopters aircraft, equipment and accessories. Oceania Aviation is already the only authorised Service Centre for MD Helicopters in Australasia, and the new dealership agreement will allow Oceania... Read more

EHang sets up fourth city partner in Europe

EHang sets up fourth city partner in Europe

5-May-2021Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (“EHang” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: EH), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced that it established a strategic partnership with Zaragoza in Spain. As EHang’s newly-added forth urban air mobility (“UAM”) pilot city partner in Europe, Zaragoza follows Seville and Llíria in Spain, and Linz in Austria. According... Read more

Bristow Announces Contract Extension with Aker BP in Norway

Bristow Announces Contract Extension with Aker BP in Norway

5-May-2021Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) announced a three-year contract extension until August 2024 with Aker BP to support air transportation crew change services for their operations in the Norwegian continental shelf. Bristow has been an Aker BP (former BP Norge) aviation partner for more than 15 years and will use its fleet of existing S-92s... Read more

EASA certifies Bell 505 cargo hook

EASA certifies Bell 505 cargo hook

4-May-2021Source: Bell

​Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the Bell 505 cargo hook has been approved by European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to carry up to 2,000 pounds (907 kg) giving the aircraft an external gross weight capability of 4,475 pounds (2,030 kg). “The cargo hook capabilities are an important enhancement... Read more

USHST and Precision Flight Controls Team Up

USHST and Precision Flight Controls Team Up

4-May-2021Source: USHST

For helicopter pilots, the depth of their decision-making abilities can mean the difference between a safe arrival and a fatal accident. As pilots accumulate different types of flight experiences, they can make better decisions before their flight occurs and while they are flying the aircraft. Scenario-Based Training The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) is supporting... Read more

High Rollers participate in Joint Aeromedical Training with Blackhawk Aircraft

High Rollers participate in Joint Aeromedical Training with Blackhawk Aircraft

3-May-2021Source: US National Guard

Airmen from the 152nd Medical Group participated in joint aeromedical training featuring UH-60 Blackhawk aircraft with the Nevada Army National Guard in Reno-Stead, Nev., April 10, 2021. “Today we did joint hot and cold load training,” said Sgt. Mason Burkhart, a critical care flight paramedic from the medical evacuation unit in Reno-Stead. “We practice loading... Read more

Chief of Naval Air Training Announces 2020 Training Excellence Awards

Chief of Naval Air Training Announces 2020 Training Excellence Awards

3-May-2021Source: US Navy

Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA) recognized several training squadrons and individuals for outstanding achievements and mission support throughout the command in 2020. “The squadrons and individuals recognized this year have shown their dedication, determination, and focus on our mission,” CNATRA Rear Adm. Robert Westendorff said. “They are representative of our entire command’s collective resolve... Read more

Heli-One Approved to Develop AW139  Main Gear Box MRO Capability

Heli-One Approved to Develop AW139 Main Gear Box MRO Capability

3-May-2021Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, announced today that it is working with Leonardo Helicopters to establish their AW139 Main Gear Box (MGB) MRO capability as an Authorized Component Repair Center for Leonardo. This new capability is being established at the Heli-One Canada facility in Delta, British Columbia, and... Read more

StandardAero adds certifications on RR M250 and PWC PT6T engines

StandardAero adds certifications on RR M250 and PWC PT6T engines

3-May-2021Source: StandardAero

StandardAero’s Accessories Center of Excellence (COE), located in Hialeah, Florida, was recently certified by Honeywell Aerospace to perform OEM-approved repairs on a broad number of helicopter and turboprop engine line replaceable units (LRUs) and accessories.  The license agreement includes repairs for Rolls-Royce M250 and Pratt & Whitney PT6T helicopter fuel controls and governors. In addition,... Read more

Alpine Aerotech get Canadian STC for Garmin transponders in Bell 205, 212, 412

Alpine Aerotech get Canadian STC for Garmin transponders in Bell 205, 212, 412

3-May-2021Source: ALPINE AEROTECH

ALPINE AEROTECH announced that they have officially received a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of Garmin GTX 335 and 345 series ADS-B transponders for Bell Medium Rotorcraft (205/212/412). Aerotech has also applied for a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) validation and is... Read more

Blade Secures Up to 20 BETA Technologies eVTOL for 2024 delivery

Blade Secures Up to 20 BETA Technologies eVTOL for 2024 delivery

3-May-2021Source: BLADE Urban Air Mobility

Blade Urban Air Mobility, Inc. (“Blade” or the “Company”), a technology-powered urban air mobility platform, announced a binding agreement to secure up to 20 BETA Technologies (“BETA”) ALIA Electric Vertical Aircraft (“EVA”) for purchase by its network of operators, subject to certain conditions. The agreement includes a commitment for Blade operators, or third-party financing sources... Read more

Royal Navy extends British International contract

Royal Navy extends British International contract

30-Apr-2021Source: HeliHub.com

The UK Ministry of Defence has confirmed to HeliHub.com that the Royal Navy has extended the helicopter support contract for their Fleet Operational Sea Training (widely known by its “FOST” initials, and previously called Flag Officer Sea Training). This support programme for the Royal Navy is managed through the training establishment known as HMS Raleigh,... Read more

US Foreign Military Sale to Australia of CH-47Fs valued at $259M

US Foreign Military Sale to Australia of CH-47Fs valued at $259M

30-Apr-2021Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Australia of CH-47F Chinook Helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $259 million.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Australia has requested to... Read more

MD Helicopters Announces New Leadership

MD Helicopters Announces New Leadership

30-Apr-2021Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced the addition of new members to its leadership team, paving the way for further increased product expansion, growth, and delivery on customer expectations. “The last year has been an exciting and transformative time for MD Helicopters. We have made significant changes to our leadership team, adding individuals with the skill,... Read more

Thales TopOwl helmet picked for Special Ops NH90

Thales TopOwl helmet picked for Special Ops NH90

30-Apr-2021Source: Thales

NHIndustries has chosen the new-generation TopOwl Digital Display helmet from Thales for the special forces variant of the NH90 helicopter. This variant has been developed at the request of the French defence procurement agency (DGA) to meet the requirements of France’s special forces, and is also available to partner countries and other NH90 customers. This... Read more

Thales wins MH-60R ASW Sonar contracts

Thales wins MH-60R ASW Sonar contracts

30-Apr-2021Source: Thales

Thales has signed a contract with Lockheed Martin as a tier-one supplier for the delivery of up to 55 airborne anti-submarine warfare sonars. The ALFS (Airborne Low Frequency Sonar)* dipping sonars will be installed on the MH-60R platform for the U.S. Navy and three navies. Delivery of the first 42 systems will occur over the... Read more

Robinson Delivers 13,000th Helicopter

Robinson Delivers 13,000th Helicopter

30-Apr-2021Source: Robinson

On April 23, 2021 Robinson Helicopter delivered it’s 13,000 helicopter, R44 S/N 14438 to longtime Robinson dealer SKY Helicopters of Dallas, Texas. S/N 14438 shows off a brand-new paint scheme and is equipped with the latest in R44 options; a Lithium-ion battery, heated seats, and a 4K cockpit video camera. The aircraft also includes a... Read more

Blade Restarts Service Between Manhattan and NYCAirports

Blade Restarts Service Between Manhattan and NYCAirports

30-Apr-2021Source: BLADE Urban Air Mobility

BLADE Urban Air Mobility, Inc. (“Blade”), which recently announced a business combination with special purpose acquisition company Experience Investment Corp. (NASDAQ: EXPC), has announced the relaunch of its New York Airport service starting June 1, 2021, providing air connectivity between Manhattan and John F. Kennedy Airport (“JFK”). Initially launched in 2019, the shared helicopter flight... Read more

Five-Alpha publishes Heliport Database Accountability Training Video

Five-Alpha publishes Heliport Database Accountability Training Video

30-Apr-2021Source: Five-Alpha

Five-Alpha announces the release of its first online training video on helicopter infrastructure development, entitled “Making Your Infrastructure Relevant.” This video is a do-it-yourself training program designed to provide the viewer with the knowledge to check, validate, and if necessary, correct infrastructure information in the FAA airport master record database.  With the ever-increasing volume of... Read more

US Army builds hospital helipads in Croatia

US Army builds hospital helipads in Croatia

30-Apr-2021Source: US Army

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is delivering three modern helicopter landing zones at hospitals across Croatia to help reduce transportation times in emergency situations and ultimately save lives. The helicopter landing zone projects are funded through the United States European Command, or EUCOM, and are being delivered in close coordination with the U.S. Embassy... Read more

Leonardo opens Helicopter Training Academy in the US

Leonardo opens Helicopter Training Academy in the US

30-Apr-2021Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced today a further major reinforcement of its presence and customer service and technologies in US with the official opening of their brand new, state of the art Helicopter Training Academy, located on their existing campus in northeast Philadelphia that also includes production, support and administrative functions for the United States. The new Academy... Read more

World’s first qualified Virtual Reality Training Device

World’s first qualified Virtual Reality Training Device

29-Apr-2021Source: VRM Switzerland

As a world premiere, EASA qualifies a type-specific Robinson R22 Virtual Reality Training Device developed and built by VRM Switzerland. The version for the Airbus H125 will follow shortly. Thanks to a unique technology developed in-house, the Swiss high-tech training solution provider is the first to receive approval for a VR training solution from an... Read more

HMLA-267 Demonstrates Offensive Air Support

HMLA-267 Demonstrates Offensive Air Support

29-Apr-2021

As hostile forces seized nearby islands, isolating western portions of the III Marine Expeditionary Force Area of Responsibility, they cut off vital sea lines of communication to the east. In response, during the hours of darkness, “STINGER 45” and “STINGER 46” departed a small island airfield and struck enemy outposts on northern and southern islands... Read more

KAMS Global and Green Deck Operations Partnership

KAMS Global and Green Deck Operations Partnership

29-Apr-2021Source: Green Deck Operations

KAMS Global is pleased to announce an exclusive partnership agreement with UK-based aviation operations specialist Green Deck Operations to provide through-life safety and capability management services for rotocraft operations in Saudi Arabia. “We are honoured to be in a position to form this partnership with KAMS Global, allowing us to further enhance the safety of rotorcraft operations... Read more

SkyNet Aviation develops new early-warning alert technology for heliport operators

SkyNet Aviation develops new early-warning alert technology for heliport operators

29-Apr-2021Source: SkyNet

SkyNet Aviation, the leading global specialist in mid-size fleet aviation technology solutions, has announced the latest technology development in its suite of world-leading aviation tracking and awareness solutions.  TEAM ADS-B (Transponder Emergency Alert Manager) enables SkyNet Aviation REACH™ and LASAW™ users to receive ADS-B transponder emergency alerts directly from an aircraft, as soon as the... Read more

StandardAero wins two 2021 Top Shop Awards

StandardAero wins two 2021 Top Shop Awards

29-Apr-2021Source: StandardAero

StandardAero, a leading independent provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has received the 2021 Top Shop Awards for ‘Best Engine Components Repair’ and ‘Best Engine Repair.’  Representatives from StandardAero were presented with the two awards during the MRO Americas event taking place in Orlando, FL this week. The Top Shop awards are presented... Read more

Wingcopter announces world’s first triple-drop delivery drone

Wingcopter announces world’s first triple-drop delivery drone

29-Apr-2021Source: Wingcopter

Wingcopter, the German developer, manufacturer and service-provider of Unmanned Aircraft Systems for commercial and humanitarian applications, introduced its new drone generation today, the Wingcopter 198. The Wingcopter 198 is an all-electric, vertical-take-off-and-landing (eVTOL), fixed-wing drone that has been designed from the ground up to meet aviation safety and reliability requirements. The new delivery system leverages Wingcopter’s broad experience... Read more

Heli-One Introduces Sky Support Program

Heli-One Introduces Sky Support Program

29-Apr-2021Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, today announced the introduction of Sky Support, a selection of maintenance and operational services for helicopter owners and operators. Sky Support is a tailored menu of offerings that go beyond traditional MRO support to meet the modern owner and/or operator’s ever-changing needs in... Read more

VFS gives special access to Forum 77 virtual technology display

VFS gives special access to Forum 77 virtual technology display

29-Apr-2021Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society announced special access to the virtual exhibit hall at its 77th Annual Forum and Technology Display. Forum 77, held online this year on May 10–14, is the world’s leading international conference on vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft technology — everything from advanced rotorcraft to advanced air mobility. Information about the... Read more

Airbus to test advanced autonomous features on helicopter Flightlab

Airbus to test advanced autonomous features on helicopter Flightlab

28-Apr-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus is introducing autonomous features to its helicopter Flightlab through a project code-named Vertex. These technologies aim to simplify mission preparation and management, reduce helicopter pilot workload, and further increase safety. The autonomous technology bricks set to integrate the Flightlab are: vision based sensors and algorithms for situational awareness and obstacle detection; fly-by-wire for enhanced... Read more

Bell Partners with Government of Quebec to Develop Green Technology

Bell Partners with Government of Quebec to Develop Green Technology

28-Apr-2021Source: Bell

On April 19, the government of Quebec announced an investment to support the Coalition for Greener Aircraft. This enables funding of the Aircraft of Tomorrow program and the development and demonstration of new green technology in the province. Within that program, Bell is part of a consortium leading the project “Aircraft for the digital and... Read more

GPMS Receives STC on Bell 429 Platform

GPMS Receives STC on Bell 429 Platform

27-Apr-2021Source: GPMS

GPMS announced that it has received an FAA Supplemental Type Certification for its helicopter health monitoring system Foresight MX on the Bell 429 GlobalRanger. GPMS’s system offers advanced Flight Data Monitoring and Health and Usage Monitoring in one integrated package making it ideal for safety-conscious operators. Duke Energy served as the STC partner on the... Read more

EUROPEAN ROTORS and VFS announce partnership

EUROPEAN ROTORS and VFS announce partnership

27-Apr-2021Source: EUROPEAN ROTORS

Both parties are delighted to announce future cooperation. EUROPEAN ROTORS is the new platform for rotorcraft and vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft and the Vertical Flight Society (VFS) represents the international technical community working to advance vertical flight technology. The VTOL Show and Safety Conference is further expanding its network. The cooperation with the... Read more

Heli-One Launches Heli-One Virtual Expo 2021

Heli-One Launches Heli-One Virtual Expo 2021

27-Apr-2021Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, announced it will launch its ‘Heli-One Virtual Expo’ on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. The online-based trade show will feature three days of video content showcasing the company’s products, people, panel discussions, facility tours, capability updates and more. The Expo will run over the... Read more

Raytheon awarded $10M more for FLIR and EOSS work on MH-47 and MH-60

Raytheon awarded $10M more for FLIR and EOSS work on MH-47 and MH-60

26-Apr-2021Source: US DoD

Raytheon Intelligence & Space, McKinney, Texas, received a ceiling increase modification in the amount of $10,660,423 on a non-competitive, single award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (H92241-16-D-0006) for lifecycle contractor services in support of the AN/ZSQ-2 Forward Looking Infra-red (FLIR) and Electro-Optical Sensor System (EOSS). The AN/ZSQ-2 FLIR and EOSS are currently installed on all MH-47 and MH-60... Read more

Airbus Racer programme reaches cruise speed

Airbus Racer programme reaches cruise speed

26-Apr-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Racer programme is one of Airbus Helicopters most exciting innovation projects and one that illustrates the company’s approach to innovation, which is focused on delivering value to customers and lowering helicopter emissions. Developed in the frame of the European Research Clean Sky 2 project, which involves 40 partners in 13 European countries, the high-speed... Read more

Chippenham Hospital acquires new EMS helicopter

Chippenham Hospital acquires new EMS helicopter

26-Apr-2021Source: Richmond News

It takes many resources to help people involved in crashes or health emergencies. Now, some Central Virginia hospitals are getting some extra support to help those in need of emergency care. Chippenham Hospital recently acquired a new medical helicopter. See Full Story.... Read more

Boeing awarded $436M more on Apache AH-64E contract

Boeing awarded $436M more on Apache AH-64E contract

26-Apr-2021

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $436,691,186 modification (P00077) to contract W58RGZ-16-C-0023 for full rate production of Apache AH-64E aircraft. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2025. Fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement, Army funds in the amount of $436,691,186 were obligated at the time of... Read more

Airbus HCare support program continues to evolve

Airbus HCare support program continues to evolve

26-Apr-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters’ Support & Services business continues to expand and evolve in 2021, responding to customer expectations for solutions that improve availability, enhance safety, optimise costs, and enable them to perform their essential missions. Today, 2,400 helicopters are enrolled with comprehensive HCare global support contracts (known as Smart & Infinite), representing 20% of the Airbus... Read more

Pinnacle Solutions Delivers First UH-60M Virtual Maintenance Trainer

Pinnacle Solutions Delivers First UH-60M Virtual Maintenance Trainer

26-Apr-2021Source: Pinnacle Solutions

Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. delivered the Block 1 Upgrade to its first UH-60M Virtual Maintenance Trainer (VMT) to Global Aerospace Logistics, LLC (GAL) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In late February 2021, a team from Pinnacle visited the customer site for the second time to install the UH-60 VMT software upgrade offering additional work packages... Read more

Ansat gross weight increased for external load ops

Ansat gross weight increased for external load ops

23-Apr-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters holding company of Rostec State Corporation equips Ansat helicopter with an external sling to lift oversized cargo weighing up to 1,000 kg or carry a helicopter bucket for firefighting operations. This is already the fifth option available for configuring the helicopter for specific tasks. During tests at the Kazan Helicopters facility, the helicopter... Read more

IronMountain Soluntions awarded $13M contract for Apache support

IronMountain Soluntions awarded $13M contract for Apache support

23-Apr-2021Source: US DoD

IronMountain Solutions Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $13,103,286 modification (P00002) to contract W31P4Q-21-F-B003 for technical management support for the Apache attack helicopter project manager’s office. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2022. Fiscal 2019 and 2020 aircraft procurement, Army funds; and fiscal 2021 Foreign Military... Read more

ASQS wins first safety management customer in NZ

ASQS wins first safety management customer in NZ

23-Apr-2021Source: ASQS

We are proud to announce that we expand our global footprint by joining hands with Salus Aviation Group, which will be the launch customer for IQSMS in New Zealand! The chance to work with one single, comprehensive but still intuitive quality, safety and risk management system across the entire group led Salus Aviation Group to... Read more

Town seeks solution to STARS helipad closure

Town seeks solution to STARS helipad closure

23-Apr-2021Source: Fort Macleod Gazette

The new H145 helicopter used by STARS air ambulance is too big to land on the heliport at Fort Macleod Health Centre. Fort Macleod council wants to get that situation solved as soon as possible. “The heliport, to my way of thinking, is a necessity in Fort Macleod,” chief administrative officer Sue Keenan said, noting STARS... Read more

Kaman Announces First Flight of Unmanned K-MAX TITAN™

Kaman Announces First Flight of Unmanned K-MAX TITAN™

23-Apr-2021Source: Kaman

Kaman Air Vehicles, a division of Kaman Aerospace Corporation, announced the first flight of its new unmanned helicopter, the K-MAX TITAN™. The world’s first heavy lift unmanned helicopter for the commercial market, K-MAX TITAN™ leads the way in repetitive, heavy lift without the constraints of manned operations. With a focus on enabling safety and operational... Read more

German operator scores first success in UK EMS market

German operator scores first success in UK EMS market

22-Apr-2021

The UK air ambulance market is a mature one with very good coverage across the country. A total of 44 helicopters are flown for EMS work, supplemented by a handful of other aircraft for maintenance cover, together with a few fixed wing in certain situations including supporting the Channel Islands.   Apart from two in Scotland,... Read more

AirMed World Congress – venue and dates announced

AirMed World Congress – venue and dates announced

22-Apr-2021Source: ÖAMTC

In June 2022, the OEAMTC Air Rescue Service will host the AirMed World Congress in beautiful and historic Salzburg, Austria. The conference brings together global experts to shape the future of emergency services. The 2022 Congress will provide an empowering platform for industry professionals to network and co-operatively explore vital aspects of this important branch.... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance adds hangar at Cambridge

East Anglian Air Ambulance adds hangar at Cambridge

22-Apr-2021Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has strengthened its operation at Cambridge City Airport with the construction of a new hangar for its Airbus H145 helicopter. The new helicopter hangar for the Anglia Two aircraft is next to the charity’s operational base and will mean that the aircraft no longer needs to be towed across the... Read more

Telephonics awarded support contract for US Navy MH-60R/S fleets

Telephonics awarded support contract for US Navy MH-60R/S fleets

22-Apr-2021Source: Telephonics

Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), announced that it has been awarded a support contract from Lockheed Martin for its AN/APS-153(V) Multi-Mode Maritime Surveillance Radar (MMR) and Communication System Control Group (CSCG) products supporting the U.S. Navy’s MH-60R and MH-60S maritime helicopters. The initial contract has a five-year base, running... Read more

Chinese CAA establishes EH216 Type Certification Team

Chinese CAA establishes EH216 Type Certification Team

22-Apr-2021Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, today announced that the Civil Aviation Administration of China (“CAAC”) has established a “type certification” (“TC”) team for the EH216 passenger-grade AAV. The kickoff meeting was held in Guangzhou on April 13-14 with the aim to... Read more

USNS Mercy Conducts First Ever Flight Deck Landing of V-22 Osprey

USNS Mercy Conducts First Ever Flight Deck Landing of V-22 Osprey

22-Apr-2021

Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) is currently conducting dynamic interface testing operations off the coast of Southern California. The operations are tests for compatibility usage of variants of the V-22 Osprey and MH-60 Seahawk with the ship’s new flight deck, and the first time a V-22 has landed on an MSC... 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

Leonardo puts its stamp on Kopter – SH09 renamed AW09

Leonardo puts its stamp on Kopter – SH09 renamed AW09

21-Apr-2021Source: HeliHub.com

On the first anniversary of Kopter becoming part of Leonardo Helicopters, the Italian manufacturer has announced a new branding to bring the SH09 helicopter into the the Leonardo nomenclature – from now on it will be known as the AW09. The visual branding of the AW09 includes the Kopter logo after the “9”, which refers... Read more

USHST sets direction for automatic flight control systems on light helicopters

USHST sets direction for automatic flight control systems on light helicopters

21-Apr-2021Source: USHST

As a result of its comprehensive analysis of fatal helicopter accidents, the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) determined that loss of control while inflight has been a leading factor in accident causes, especially involving light helicopters. Current light helicopters have flight characteristics that are challenging and demanding of pilot workload. In response, the USHST is... Read more

Volocopter makes first steps into China

Volocopter makes first steps into China

21-Apr-2021Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, and the global mobility technology group, Geely Technology Group, presented Volocopter’s electric air taxi, the 2X, for the first time in China at Geely’s booth at the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition 2021. The companies are highlighting their cooperation and aim to introduce urban air mobility to the Chinese market and give visitors the... Read more

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