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RAF helicopters celebrate 90 years of service with joint flight

RAF helicopters celebrate 90 years of service with joint flight

3-Dec-2021Source: Royal Air Force

A formation flight of specially painted Chinook and Puma helicopter has taken place to mark over 90 years of combined service. The occasion saw the aircraft make a commemorative flight over a number of locations in the South of England displaying their bespoke anniversary tail art. The two uniquely painted airframes celebrated their individual anniversaries... Read more

New Army Aviation Command established in Australia

New Army Aviation Command established in Australia

3-Dec-2021Source: Australian Government

The Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Rick Burr, AO, DSC, MVO, today announced the establishment of a new Army Aviation Command, at a ceremonial parade and helicopter flyover at Blamey Square, Canberra. Lieutenant General Burr said the formation of Army Aviation Command is a significant achievement for the Australian Army and the Australian Defence Force.... Read more

Honeywell starts testing upgraded T55 engine for US Army Chinooks

Honeywell starts testing upgraded T55 engine for US Army Chinooks

3-Dec-2021Source: Honeywell

Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON) has reached a significant milestone with the U.S. Army by being the first engine to test (FETT) as part of its Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) for the next-generation engine for Chinook helicopters. The CRADA program and testing of the T55-714C engine is planned over a two-year period to validate the... Read more

Billionaire gifts his Bell 407 to Dallas Police

Billionaire gifts his Bell 407 to Dallas Police

3-Dec-2021Source: The DPD Beat

Ross Perot Jr. has always vested interest in assisting the City of Dallas by providing state-of-the-art crime-fighting tools.  Approximately one year ago, Mr. Perot Jr. reached out to the city and inquired about the needs of another helicopter. Over the next several months and numerous meetings later, Mr. Perot Jr. graciously donated a Bell 407... Read more

Rohde & Schwarz demonstrates robust data link communication for rotary wing

Rohde & Schwarz demonstrates robust data link communication for rotary wing

3-Dec-2021Source: Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz, together with ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH and representatives of the German armed forces (Bundeswehr)successfully carried out stationary tests on the premises of the Bundeswehr Technical Center for Aircraft and Aeronautical Equipment (WTD 61) in Manching. The influence of rotors on radio waves was tested on two types of helicopters, operational with the... Read more

Helsinki Citycopter orders two Airbus ACH130s

Helsinki Citycopter orders two Airbus ACH130s

3-Dec-2021Source: Helsinki Citycopter

Helsinki-based helicopter company increasing its fleet with corporate helicopters! #HelisinkiCiticopter, which has got off to a literally flying start with their business and charter operations, is increasing its fleet with two corporate helicopters. The company has ordered one premium-quality Airbus ACH130 helicopter and will also rent an identical one. These helicopters, the most advanced in... Read more

Turkey – Mavi Air to start ops May 2022 with an Airbus H125

Turkey – Mavi Air to start ops May 2022 with an Airbus H125

3-Dec-2021Source: Railly News

Mavi Air, the Turkish aviation start-up company founded by Alex Sahni, is preparing to start helicopter flights in the Bodrum region, which is called the Turkish Riviera. See Full Story.... Read more

US and Japan conduct joint mine warfare exercise

US and Japan conduct joint mine warfare exercise

3-Dec-2021Source: US Navy

The U.S. Navy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), conducted Mine Warfare Exercise (MIWEX) 3JA 2021 off the coast of southeastern Japan. MIWEX 3JA is part of an annual series of exercises between the U.S. Navy and JMSDF designed to increase proficiency in mine countermeasure operations between the two forces. During the six-day, participants work... Read more

Blade expands into Canada in partnership with Helijet

Blade expands into Canada in partnership with Helijet

2-Dec-2021

Blade Air Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLDE, “Blade” or the “Company”), a technology-powered global air mobility platform, today announced that it has entered into an agreement (the “Agreement”) through its wholly owned subsidiaries Blade Urban Air Mobility, Inc. and Blade Urban Air Mobility (Canada), Inc., with Helijet International, Inc. (“Helijet”), North America’s largest scheduled helicopter airline,... Read more

AeroHP launches part sales service for helicopters

AeroHP launches part sales service for helicopters

2-Dec-2021Source: AeroHP

AeroHP LLC, an aviation services company, today announced it has added a new part-out and sales service line to its roster of service offerings in response to significant overcapacity in the helicopter market. The company began its first project with the parting-out of a VIP-configured Leonardo AW139 aircraft. The part-out process involves the identification of... Read more

Russia certifies Kamov Ka62

Russia certifies Kamov Ka62

2-Dec-2021

Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) issued a type certificate for an all-new Ka-62 civil helicopter to Russian Helicopters holding company of Rostec State Corporation. This document allows selling the helicopter at the Russian market. Ka-62 helicopter flight test program was launched in 2017 using three prototypes that performed 434 flights with a total duration of about... Read more

Beijing Police strengthens capabilities with AW189 order

Beijing Police strengthens capabilities with AW189 order

2-Dec-2021Source: Leonardo

Beijing General Aviation Co., Ltd. has placed an order for two AW189 super-medium twin engine helicopters which will be delivered to Beijing Police as the end user to strengthen its law enforcement, search and rescue, and fire-fighting capabilities in the Chinese Capital’s metropolitan area. The first aircraft will be delivered in the first half of... Read more

SAFE delivers Airbus H145 maintenance stands to Riverside County Sheriff

SAFE delivers Airbus H145 maintenance stands to Riverside County Sheriff

2-Dec-2021Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs is pleased to announce the delivery of custom maintenance stands for the Riverside County Sheriff Department.  The SAFETY FIRST ergonomic stands allow technicians SAFE access to perform maintenance on the engines, transmission, and main rotor system of their H145 aircraft.   These custom stands are lightweight and easy to move around the... Read more

TEI holds ceremony for delivery of 50th T700 engine

TEI holds ceremony for delivery of 50th T700 engine

2-Dec-2021

TEI has held a ceremony with its employees to mark the delivery of their 50th T700 engine – named T700-TEI-701D locally – which will be transferred to the Turkish T70 Black Hawk production line for installation. The event held at TEI Eskişehir facilities was attended by General Manager and Chairman of the Board Prof. Dr. Mahmut F. Aksit, Members of the Board... Read more

Savback Helicopters appoints Head of Sales, UK & Ireland

Savback Helicopters appoints Head of Sales, UK & Ireland

2-Dec-2021Source: Savback Helicopters

Savback Helicopters is pleased to announce another addition to its sales team, engaging Stephen Mitchell as its Head of Sales for the UK and Ireland, effective immediately. Stephen joins Commercial Director Rick Andrew and both will be based at the company’s newly opened facilities at the Nottingham Heliport, UK. Stephen brings 25 years of experience... Read more

Aviation association honors Apache helicopter team

Aviation association honors Apache helicopter team

2-Dec-2021Source: US Army

Several members of the Program Executive Office for Aviation were recognized at this year’s Army Aviation Association of America Joseph P. Cribbins symposium Nov. 16 at the Von Braun Center. The Apache New Equipment Training received the Army Aviation Materiel Readiness Award for a Contribution by an Industry Team, while Kevin Belden received the award... Read more

South Korea’s Marine Corps launches aircraft group

South Korea’s Marine Corps launches aircraft group

2-Dec-2021Source: Yonhap News Agency

South Korea’s Marine Corps launched an aircraft group Wednesday to bolster the defense of border islands and wartime capabilities for landing operations, its officials said. The launch of the Marine Aircraft Group came as the armed service had sought to secure a separate air unit after its earlier unit, formed following the 1950-53 Korean War,... Read more

Russian Helicopters donated the first batch of Ansats for air ambulance

Russian Helicopters donated the first batch of Ansats for air ambulance

2-Dec-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

The Russian Helicopters holding of the Rostec State Corporation handed over to PSB Avialeasing four Ansat helicopters in the interests of the National Air Ambulance Service. This is the first batch under the current contract for 37 cars of this model. The Ansats produced at the Kazan Helicopter Plant are equipped according to the principle... Read more

DRF upgrades Christoph Sachsen-Anhalt base to five-blade H145

DRF upgrades Christoph Sachsen-Anhalt base to five-blade H145

2-Dec-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

New helicopter for the region: Today an H145 machine with a five-blade rotor went into service as the new Christoph Sachsen-Anhalt. Compared to its predecessor, the helicopter is lighter and therefore offers a higher possible payload with the same performance. In addition, the fifth rotor blade makes it even quieter in the air, which benefits patients and... Read more

BAE Systems’ new FireNet™ transceiver completes helicopter demo

BAE Systems’ new FireNet™ transceiver completes helicopter demo

2-Dec-2021Source: BAE Systems

BAE Systems successfully completed a capability demonstration of its FireNetTM software-defined communication transceiver. The demonstration displayed the FireNet system’s additional channel capabilities for rotary wing aircraft – providing our armed forces with a unified tactical network and enabling Joint All Domain Operations (JADO). “Military operations will increasingly occur in network-centric environments that demand greater bandwidth... Read more

US Army Purchases 15 Vita Rescue Systems from Vita Inclinata

US Army Purchases 15 Vita Rescue Systems from Vita Inclinata

2-Dec-2021Source: Vita Inclinata

Vita Inclinata (Vita), developer and producer of helicopter and crane load stabilization and precision hardware, today announced the U.S. Army recently procured 15 Vita Rescue Systems (VRS-LAs) to be evaluated for operational effectiveness and suitability. For approximately one and a half years, Vita worked diligently with support from ADS to make the Vita Rescue System... Read more

Russia certifies five-blade Airbus H145 D3

Russia certifies five-blade Airbus H145 D3

2-Dec-2021Source: Airbus

The newest modification of the twin-engine helicopter of the H145 helicopter has received a Russian type certificate. The start of operation of the new model in Russia is scheduled for the first months of 2022. Thanks to the five-bladed main rotor, designed without the use of bearings and joints, the helicopter received a smoother ride,... Read more

LCI acquires lessor Nova Capital Aviation (Ireland) Ltd

LCI acquires lessor Nova Capital Aviation (Ireland) Ltd

1-Dec-2021Source: LCI

LCI, a leading aviation leasing company, today announces an agreement to acquire Nova Capital Aviation (Ireland) Limited, a division of the Nova Capital Group. Nova Capital Aviation (Ireland) Limited represents the twin-engine rotary and fixed-wing aircraft lease division of the Nova Capital Group, with single-engine operations remaining within the Group. The acquisition will result in... Read more

KAI participates in the International Fire Safety Expo

KAI participates in the International Fire Safety Expo

1-Dec-2021Source: Korea Aerospace Industries

Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) participated in ‘The 17th International Fire Safety Expo’ held at EXCO, Daegu from the 24th to the 26th. The International Fire Safety Expo is the largest firefighting industry-specialized expo in Korea that began in 2004 to establish a safety culture and foster the firefighting industry. The expo was the largest in... Read more

Johanniter Luftrettung puts first of two H145 D3s into service

Johanniter Luftrettung puts first of two H145 D3s into service

1-Dec-2021Source: Johanniter Luftrettung

[electronic translation] With the H 145, Johanniter is expanding its fleet to include the most modern helicopter type currently in use in civil air rescue. The smaller, lighter and quieter machine has a state-of-the-art autopilot system and instead of the previously usual four rotor blades has five – these ensure a more stable and calmer position... Read more

Navy’s Security Cooperation Programs Office employs small businesses, enhancing readiness

Navy’s Security Cooperation Programs Office employs small businesses, enhancing readiness

1-Dec-2021Source: NAVAIR

The Navy’s Security Cooperation Programs Office (SCPO) recently awarded a contract to small business industry partner Tyonek Services Group, an Alaskan Native corporation (Tyonek), for aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) and training in support of the unique requirements of our international partners. The program office and its International Sustainment Center provide product support and sustainment... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance seeks site for new Airbase and Head Office

Devon Air Ambulance seeks site for new Airbase and Head Office

1-Dec-2021Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance is driven by our mission to deliver exemplary time-critical care to patients. The demand for our enhanced and critical care service has grown significantly over the past few years; for example, in the last twelve months, we have seen a 33.9% increase in the total number of patients assisted by our teams... Read more

Shikoku Air Service orders H145 from Kawasaki

Shikoku Air Service orders H145 from Kawasaki

1-Dec-2021Source: Kawasaki

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced its receipt of an order for its latest-model helicopter, the H145//BK117 D-3 (“D-3”), from Shikoku Air Service Co., Ltd. The new aircraft is slated for use in Kagawa Prefecture emergency medical services. This is the ninth D-3 order Kawasaki has received. The D-3 is an improved version of the BK117... Read more

Ice Helicopters add second and third R44 Cadets

Ice Helicopters add second and third R44 Cadets

1-Dec-2021Source: ICE Helicopters

ICE Helicopters are thrilled to announce that we now the largest R44 Cadet operator in the country having received two new aircraft to in our training fleet.  G-ICET and G-DDAD are both equipped with the new Robinson cockpit camera, air conditioning, EMU as well as a partial glass cockpit with the new 2021 modernised instrument... Read more

Export versions of Mi-28NM and Ka-52M to be equipped with Izdeliye 305E missile

Export versions of Mi-28NM and Ka-52M to be equipped with Izdeliye 305E missile

1-Dec-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

Export-oriented modifications of the newest Russian attack helicopters, Ka-52M and Mi-28NM, will be equipped with the Izdeliye 305E multipurpose guided missile. This was announced by Sergey Mikhailov, Deputy CEO of the High-Precision Weapons Holding (part of Rostec State Corporation), at the international defense exhibition EDEX-2021. “The missile may be included in the armament of export-oriented... Read more

Küçükpazarlı Aerospace extends Bell 429 parts agreement

Küçükpazarlı Aerospace extends Bell 429 parts agreement

1-Dec-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Local press in Turkey is reporting that Küçükpazarlı Aerospace has extended its parts supply agreement with Bell.  Having manufactured parts for Bell for four years now, they are reported as having an agreement to produce parts for the Bell 429 until 2028. Küçükpazarlı Aerospace produces over 1 million parts annually from 8 different facilities across the... Read more

New CEO at Russian Helicopters

New CEO at Russian Helicopters

30-Nov-2021

Personnel rotation is intended to strengthen the work of aircraft manufacturing companies in priority areas. Russian Helicopters are currently facing large-scale tasks related to the development of civil aviation programs and the promotion of new types of aircraft to the markets. In particular, the holding is completing certification of the Ka-62 helicopter, has begun flight tests of... Read more

SAF Hélicoptères acquires Starlite Aviation Group

SAF Hélicoptères acquires Starlite Aviation Group

30-Nov-2021Source: SAF Aerogroup

SAF announced the acquisition of Starlite Aviation Group, and consequently the formation of a global aviation group: SAF Aerogroup. SAF Aerogroup, whose main shareholders are Oaktree Capital Management and BPI France, is changing its business model to consolidate its position as the French leader and a major player in the helicopter and fixed wing service... Read more

Air Ambulances UK Awards of Excellence 2021 – shortlist announced

Air Ambulances UK Awards of Excellence 2021 – shortlist announced

30-Nov-2021

The shortlisted nominees for the Air Ambulances UK Awards of Excellence 2021, sponsored by BMW Group, have been announced today. The Awards recognise the professionalism, excellence and dedication of the air ambulance community and the winners will be revealed at the awards ceremony, being held virtually this year, on Friday 3rd December 2021. The Independent... Read more

Jo-Kell Inc awarded $11M UH-60 cable contract

Jo-Kell Inc awarded $11M UH-60 cable contract

30-Nov-2021Source: US DoD

Jo-Kell Inc.,** Chesapeake, Virginia, has been awarded a maximum $11,103,552 indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price long-term contract for UH-60A helicopter special purpose electrical cable assembly spare parts. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. This is a five-year contract with no option periods. Location of performance... Read more

DRF upgrades Christoph 53 to Airbus H145

DRF upgrades Christoph 53 to Airbus H145

30-Nov-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

The most modern helicopter , which is currently used in civil air rescue , is now also flying in Mannheim: As of today, an H145 will take off as the new Christoph 53. A glass cockpit with large screens, a powerful autopilot and a new interior concept in the cabin make the crew’s work easier and contribute to even better patient... Read more

New Leonardo logistics centre in Brazil opens

New Leonardo logistics centre in Brazil opens

30-Nov-2021Source: Leonardo

Leonardo has taken a further step forward to strengthen the level of quality services supporting helicopter operators in Brazil and Latin America with the operational readiness of its all-new Service and Logistics Centre headquartered in Itapevi, 30km far from São Paolo. This is the result of an R$60 million investment (approximately 9 million EUR) –... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $11M to modify VH-92s for shipboard operations

Sikorsky awarded $11M to modify VH-92s for shipboard operations

30-Nov-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded an $11,775,696 modification (P00003) to a cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001921F0109) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This modification adds scope to provide non-recurring engineering analysis in support of Federal Aviation Administration airworthiness certification efforts to enable VH-92A shipboard operations. Additionally, this modification provides... Read more

EHang completes eVTOL demo in Indonesia

EHang completes eVTOL demo in Indonesia

30-Nov-2021Source: EHang

The world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) EHang 216 completed its debut flight demonstration for aerial sightseeing in the world-famous tourism hotspot of Bali, Indonesia. This demonstration flight was conducted under EHang’s cooperation with an Indonesian local partner Prestige Aviation, a subsidiary of Prestige Corp. The EHang 216 demonstrated a five-minute autonomous flight at the... Read more

DRF Luftrettung puts additional helicopter into service

DRF Luftrettung puts additional helicopter into service

30-Nov-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

At the request of the Free State of Bavaria, DRF Luftrettung puts an additional intensive care transport helicopter into service for public rescue. Due to the pandemic, the Bavarian State Ministry of the Interior, Sport and Integration, sees it as necessary to station a second intensive-care transport helicopter temporarily at Nuremberg Airport. An H145 helicopter... Read more

UK competition authority moves CHC-Babcock to Phase 2

UK competition authority moves CHC-Babcock to Phase 2

29-Nov-2021Source: HeliHub.com

The UK Government’s Competition and Mergers Authority (“CMA”) has referred the completed acquisition by CHC Group LLC of Offshore Helicopter Services UK Limited (“OHS”), Offshore Services Australasia Pty Ltd and Offshore Helicopter Services Denmark A/S for an in-depth investigation.  The latter three companies were previously named Babcock Mission Critical Services Offshore Limited, Babcock Offshore Services... Read more

Russian Helicopters has delivered two Mi-171 to China

Russian Helicopters has delivered two Mi-171 to China

29-Nov-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

The Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant part of the “Russian Helicopters” Holding Company (Rostec State Corporation) has delivered the first batch of two Mi-171 helicopters equipped with high-altitude engines VK-2500-03 to China within a contract with civil airline “QINGDAO”. “One of the main recent trends is the increasing use of helicopters in the world. Aircraft planned to... Read more

Nova Capital lease fleet passes 100, including 89 helicopters

Nova Capital lease fleet passes 100, including 89 helicopters

29-Nov-2021Source: Nova Capital Group

Nova Capital, the European independent helicopter and aircraft lessor, today announced the award of a sale and leaseback facility for (6) factory new AIRBUS H145D3 helicopters in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) configuration, including two (2) options. These latest portfolio additions expand Nova’s owned and managed fleet to 89 Helicopters and 14 fixed-wing aircraft, with a... Read more

London’s Air Ambulance consultant discusses mental health at landmark event

London’s Air Ambulance consultant discusses mental health at landmark event

29-Nov-2021Source: London’s Air Ambulance Charity

Dr John Chatterjee, a Consultant with London’s Air Ambulance Charity, attended and spoke at an Emergency Services Mental Health Symposium, hosted by The Royal Foundation.  At the event HRH The Duke of Cambridge, Patron of London’s Air Ambulance Charity, gave a keynote speech about the importance of prioritising mental health in the emergency services, drawing on his own... Read more

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service adds Airbus H125 to fleet

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service adds Airbus H125 to fleet

29-Nov-2021Source: New South Wales Government

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has welcomed the timely arrival of a new state-of-the-art helicopter to boost its capacity and help frontline firefighters prepare for and defend against bushfires. The new Airbus H125 helicopter, with its customised avionics, winch, radios and other specialised operational and safety equipment, joins four similar machines operated by... Read more

First six T129 helicopters due to Philippines in December

First six T129 helicopters due to Philippines in December

29-Nov-2021Source: Philippine News Agency

The first batch of the six Turkish-made T129 “ATAK” attack helicopters will arrive in December, Philippine Air Force (PAF) commander Lt. Gen. Allen Paredes said Tuesday night. “Deadly…coming this December. The T129 Attack Helicopter of the Philippine Air Force,” Paredes said in a Facebook post. He did not give other details on the arrival of... Read more

Skyports to Develop Europe’s First Test Vertiport in Paris

Skyports to Develop Europe’s First Test Vertiport in Paris

29-Nov-2021Source: Skyports

Skyports, the world-leading designer, developer, and operator of vertiports (landing sites for eVTOL aircraft) is developing Europe’s first test vertiport in France, as a significant step towards launching commercial Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) services in time for the 2024 Paris Olympics. The programme is part of the Re.Invent Air Mobility initiative led by French airport... Read more

Six more Chinooks ordered for US Army Special Ops

Six more Chinooks ordered for US Army Special Ops

29-Nov-2021Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] will build six more MH-47G Block II Chinooks for the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command as part of a $246.48 million contract. Delivery of these aircraft are scheduled to start in 2023. With this additional order, Boeing is now under contract for 30 MH-47G Block II Chinooks, four of which have... Read more

All Nations Healing Hospital opens helipad

All Nations Healing Hospital opens helipad

29-Nov-2021Source: CTV News

A new helipad has been unveiled at the All Nations Healing Hospital in Fort Qu’Appelle to serve patients in the town and surrounding communities. Around 200 patients have been transferred from All Nations to larger centres through STARS Air Ambulance since 2012, making the hospital one of the busiest rural locations for airlifts in the... Read more

Russian Helicopters to take part in EDEX-2021

Russian Helicopters to take part in EDEX-2021

29-Nov-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) will present a wide range of military and civil helicopters to potential customers at the international defence exhibition EDEX-2021, which will be held from November 29 to December 2, 2021, in Cairo. At the holding’s exposition, guests and participants of the exhibition will have a chance... Read more

First EMS helicopter in Kenya launched at Nairobi West Hospital

First EMS helicopter in Kenya launched at Nairobi West Hospital

29-Nov-2021Source: Nairobi News

There was excitement as Kenya’s first air ambulance, carefully flown from Wilson Airport by Captain George Njihia, landed at the rooftop of Nairobi West Hospital on Wednesday. See Full Story. ... Read more

Castle Air wins Cornwall Air Ambulance contract

Castle Air wins Cornwall Air Ambulance contract

26-Nov-2021Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance

Cornwall Air Ambulance is pleased to announce it has appointed Castle Air as its helicopter operations partner. The Liskeard-based company will be responsible for the ongoing maintenance and engineering of the charity’s AgustaWestland (AW) 169 helicopter, which was manufactured by Leonardo. Castle Air has over 40 years’ experience in the management of aircraft and is... Read more

Royal Thai Air Force holds handover ceremony for two H225Ms

Royal Thai Air Force holds handover ceremony for two H225Ms

26-Nov-2021Source: HeliHub.com

The 2nd wing of 203 Squadron of the Royal Thai Air Force has this week held a handover ceremony for a further two H225M helicopter from Airbus.  Representatives from the manufacturer were in attendance at the ceremony, which was held at Lop Buri. Market Intelligence company Parapex Media advises HeliHub.com that these helicopters represent the... Read more

Urban Aeronautics and Universal Avionics Partner to Enhance Safety of CityHawk

Urban Aeronautics and Universal Avionics Partner to Enhance Safety of CityHawk

26-Nov-2021Source: Universal Avionics

Urban Aeronautics, the Israel-based aerospace company behind CityHawk, the advanced, compact eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle) with a distinct, wingless exterior and patented fully-enclosed Fancraft™ rotor system, announced a new partnership with Universal Avionics, an Elbit Systems company and a leading manufacturer of innovative commercial avionics systems. The innovative partnership will feature Universal Avionics’... Read more

US and International Crew Members Utilize Flight Simulators in Germany

US and International Crew Members Utilize Flight Simulators in Germany

26-Nov-2021Source: US Army

Repetition is important if you want to be good at a certain task. For some, that may require traveling to another country to receive specialized training. Such is the case at the flight simulator facilities located at Storck Barracks in Illesheim, Germany, where rated (pilots) and non-rated (mechanics, etc.) crew members throughout Europe can come... Read more

New Helicopter Service and Logistics Centre in Brazil achieves operational readiness

New Helicopter Service and Logistics Centre in Brazil achieves operational readiness

26-Nov-2021Source: Leonardo

Leonardo has taken a further step forward to strengthen the level of quality services supporting helicopter operators in Brazil and Latin America with the operational readiness of its all-new Service and Logistics Centre headquartered in Itapevi, 30km far from São Paolo. This is the result of an R$60 million investment (approximately 9 million EUR) –... Read more

Airbus and VRM Switzerland cooperate on H125 virtual reality simulation

Airbus and VRM Switzerland cooperate on H125 virtual reality simulation

26-Nov-2021Source: VRM Switzerland

At the 2021 European Rotors rotorcraft trade show in Cologne, Germany, Airbus Helicopters and VRM Switzerland announced that they have been cooperating during the development phase of the simulator  manufacturer’s H125 full-motion virtual reality simulator, which offers a very realistic rendering and representative pilot experience that will help enhance operational safety. The support was done... Read more

Sikorsky Signs Reseller Agreement with CIAC

Sikorsky Signs Reseller Agreement with CIAC

25-Nov-2021Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) and the Corporación de la Industria Aeronáutica de Colombia S.A. (CIAC) have signed a reseller agreement allowing CIAC to purchase Black Hawk® helicopter spare parts from Sikorsky for resale to the Colombian Army, Air Force and National Police. Advance procurement and storage of the material in Bogota, including... Read more

European Rotors 2021 deemed a success

European Rotors 2021 deemed a success

25-Nov-2021Source: European Rotors

The premiere of the new trade fair for rotorcraft, EUROPEAN ROTORS, exceeded the expectations of the organisers: The show floor was completely booked with over 150 exhibitors, the number of visitors had reached the maximum allowed by the authorities and the extensive conference programme was very well received. At EUROPEAN ROTORS there were several world... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $31M order for CH-53K countermeasures work

Sikorsky awarded $31M order for CH-53K countermeasures work

25-Nov-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $31,158,091 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00008) to an order (N0001919F2972) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This modification exercises an option to provide non-recurring engineering to include, investigation, systems engineering support, risk analysis and integration development in support of the Data Transfer Unit... Read more

Schiebel takes S-100 Camcopter on Arctic SAR trials

Schiebel takes S-100 Camcopter on Arctic SAR trials

25-Nov-2021Source: Schiebel

Schiebel, together with Andøya Space Defence, successfully demonstrated the capabilities of the CAMCOPTER® S-100 on board the coastguard vessel KV Nordkapp in Norwegian waters. The purpose of the trials was to demonstrate the embarked Search and Rescue (SAR) and maritime surveillance capabilities of the CAMCOPTER® S-100 in the environmental conditions of the Arctic in latitudes... Read more

Blade India orders five Airbus H125 for network expansion

Blade India orders five Airbus H125 for network expansion

25-Nov-2021Source: Blade Air Mobility

Urban air mobility (UAM) company, BLADE India entered into a partnership with Airbus, to further expand its “on-demand” helicopter services. To meet the significant demand and response in India, BLADE will be inducting five new H125 to its fleet initially. The helicopters will be provided to operators by a GIFT-City based leasing company taking advantage... Read more

First naval combat H225M delivered to the Brazilian Navy

First naval combat H225M delivered to the Brazilian Navy

25-Nov-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first H225M in naval combat configuration to the Brazilian Navy. Stationed at the naval base in São Pedro d’Aldeia, the aircraft will boost the Brazilian Navy’s mission capabilities including anti-surface warfare and maritime surveillance. Developed by the engineering team at Helibras (the Brazilian subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters), this naval version... Read more

FRCE’s H-53 line ends fiscal year with strong push

FRCE’s H-53 line ends fiscal year with strong push

24-Nov-2021Source: NAVAIR

A Vietnam-era aircraft platform facing a challenging supply posture seems an unlikely candidate for an underdog victory story. But that’s just what happened when Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) artisans made a hard push to the finish line to complete and return to the fleet two H-53 heavy-lift helicopters – each having seen various stages... Read more

ORC continues supporting Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust

ORC continues supporting Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust

24-Nov-2021Source: Otago Regional Council

The Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust presented its 2020-21 annual report to an Otago Regional Council (ORC) meeting. ORC is a major funder of the Trust, donating $350,000 annually. ORC Chair Andrew Noone said the report showed HeliOtago, the rescue service operator, has been called on even more over the past year. “HeliOtago and the Otago... Read more

ENOC to supply fuel to new Dubai Helipark

ENOC to supply fuel to new Dubai Helipark

24-Nov-2021Source: ENOC Group

ENOC Group, the official integrated energy partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, today signed an agreement with Air Chateau, a helicopter service provider offering charter and transportation services. The announcement was made during a signing ceremony at the Dubai Airshow 2021. The agreement was signed by Farid Al Bastaki on behalf of ENOC Group, and Dr... Read more

UMS Skeldar and Primoco to jointly bid  for customers requesting fixed and rotary wing UAV

UMS Skeldar and Primoco to jointly bid for customers requesting fixed and rotary wing UAV

24-Nov-2021Source: Primco

Czech-based Primoco UAV SE and Swiss-Swedish UMS Skeldar have teamed up as part of a cooperation agreement to provide selected customers with a combination of the Primoco One 150 fixed-wing and UMS Skeldar’s V-150 rotary wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Enabling organisations the versatility to use both platforms as part of their missions, this agreement... Read more

Volocopter and Kakao Mobility Partner on UAM Study in South Korea

Volocopter and Kakao Mobility Partner on UAM Study in South Korea

23-Nov-2021Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, German urban air mobility (UAM) pioneer, and Kakao Mobility (KM), South Korea’s largest mobility platform company, have inked a memorandum of understanding to conduct a feasibility study on introducing UAM in South Korea. The study will identify a list of potential commercial routes, operational capabilities, and business models necessary for a UAM service operator... Read more

NHV Aberdeen Helicopter Base supports The Giving Tree Christmas Campaign

NHV Aberdeen Helicopter Base supports The Giving Tree Christmas Campaign

23-Nov-2021Source: NHV Group

The NHV Helicopter Base in Aberdeen is supporting ‘The Giving Tree’ Christmas Campaign run by Instant Neighbour for the second year running. Instant Neighbour believes that no child should be without a gift at Christmas and ‘The Giving Tree’ appeal continues to be supported by many local businesses as well as the public to distribute... Read more

Rostec to Supply Two Mi-171A2 Helicopters to Bangladesh Police

Rostec to Supply Two Mi-171A2 Helicopters to Bangladesh Police

22-Nov-2021Source: Rostec

A contract has been concluded between Russian Helicopters Holding (a subsidiary of Rostec State Corporation) and Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Bangladesh for the supply of two state-of-the-art Mi171A2 multipurpose heavy helicopters. The delivery is intended to be made in the first quarter of 2023. “The executed contract is a consistent step... Read more

European Helicopter Association elects new Executive Board

European Helicopter Association elects new Executive Board

22-Nov-2021Source: European Helicopter Association

The European Helicopter Association EHA has elected Swiss national Christian Müller as its new Interim Chairman and Technical Director. The EHA is the umbrella organization for the European helicopter industry. Müller advises aviation companies in various countries on regulatory requirements, safety, and training. He serves on the board of the Swiss Helicopter Association. Müller is a... Read more

Ryan Aerospace wins USAF pilot training transformation contracts

Ryan Aerospace wins USAF pilot training transformation contracts

22-Nov-2021Source: Ryan Aerospace

Australian Defence Minister, the HON Peter Dutton today announced that RYAN AEROSPACE (Australia) has been awarded a series of contracts to supply nearly 300 jet fighter and helicopter training simulators to the US Air Force as part of the innovative new program known as “Pilot Training Transformation” or PTT. “This is another example of the... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance supports National Road Safety Campaign

Devon Air Ambulance supports National Road Safety Campaign

22-Nov-2021Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) is encouraging drivers to slow down and save lives as they show their support for this year’s road safety campaign organised by Brake, the road safety charity. The campaign is running from Monday 15-21 November and Devon Air Ambulance will stand alongside Devon & Cornwall Police and Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service as they urge drivers to take the necessary care and attention needed when driving.... Read more

Safran supports Leonardo’s first flight on SAF with its Aneto-1K engines

Safran supports Leonardo’s first flight on SAF with its Aneto-1K engines

22-Nov-2021Source: Safran

Leonardo’s AW149 Common Platform Demonstrator, which is currently fitted with Safran Aneto-1K engines flew on Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for the first time on 12 November 2021 between Bristol and Yeovil, UK. During this flight, the aircraft ran with biofuel, manufactured from residues and waste from the circular economy, specifically used cooking oil. The use... Read more

UH-60V a major upgrade over previous variants

UH-60V a major upgrade over previous variants

22-Nov-2021Source: US National Guard

On the outside, the new UH-60V Black Hawk helicopters look nearly identical to previous variants of the UH-60. It’s what’s on the inside that sets them apart. The UH-60V – referred to as the “Victor” – was developed with a focus to overhaul the aging UH-60A and L fleets. The new model has several technological... Read more

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