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Rostec successfully performs a test program of VК-1600V engine for Ка-62

Rostec successfully performs a test program of VК-1600V engine for Ка-62

20-May-2022Source: Rostec

Twenty-five successful starts of the VK-1600V demonstrator engine were performed at the test facility of Rostec United Engine Corporation’s ODK-Klimov. The tests continue.  An experimental work package was carried out during the tests of VK-1600V demonstrator engine: adjustment of the engine start-up; checking of joint functioning of the units and systems in various modes; assessment... Read more

Indian Navy successfully test-fires naval anti-ship missile from helicopter

Indian Navy successfully test-fires naval anti-ship missile from helicopter

20-May-2022Source: The Tribune

The Indian Navy in association with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Wednesday successfully carried out maiden test-firing of the first indigenously developed naval anti-ship missile. See Full Story.... Read more

Rostec to fit the Ansat with VK-650V engine

Rostec to fit the Ansat with VK-650V engine

20-May-2022Source: Rostec

JSC ODK Klimov of Rostec United Engine Corporation is working on adapting the VK-650V for the engine replacement in Ansat, Ka-226T and other helicopters. As of now, an addendum to the terms of reference has been drawn up, and coordination schedules for the helicopters and the engine are being finalized. State-of-the-art “digital twin” technology will... Read more

Alpine Aerotech Receives STC for EFIS in Bell 212/412

Alpine Aerotech Receives STC for EFIS in Bell 212/412

20-May-2022Source: ALPINE AEROTECH

ALPINE AEROTECH has officially received a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of Astronautics AFI 4700 RoadRunner EFIS on VFR/IFR Bell 212 and 412 rotorcraft. FAA and EASA validations are pending at this time. The Astronautics Flight Instrument (AFI) 4700 STC has been designed for Bell 212 and 412... Read more

Lilium applies for 37 new patent applications for engineering inventions

Lilium applies for 37 new patent applications for engineering inventions

19-May-2022Source: Lilium

  Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, announced 37 new patent applications, which have been published by the European Patent Office (“EPO”).  These are engineering inventions for the core technology around the Lilium Jet, spanning several domains: Energy, Propulsion, Structures and Interior, Avionics and Custom... Read more

Vita Inclinata ramps up production of its rescue and load stabilization technology

Vita Inclinata ramps up production of its rescue and load stabilization technology

19-May-2022Source: Vita Inclinata

  Vita Inclinata (Vita), developer and producer of precision aerospace and industrial stabilization devices, announced the company has quadrupled its manufacturing lines and added extra shifts to meet the global demand for its rescue and load stabilization technologies. Vita’s aggressive production expansion is in response to demand from all branches of the U.S. Military as well as global... Read more

Volocopter Collaborates with Microsoft on VoloIQ Aerospace Cloud Project

Volocopter Collaborates with Microsoft on VoloIQ Aerospace Cloud Project

19-May-2022Source: Volocopter

  Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), announced a strategic collaboration with Microsoft to develop an aerospace cloud system in Microsoft Azure that will address the nascent cloud computing requirements for eVTOLs, UAM, and autonomous aviation. Once primed for commercial use, Azure will support the digital platform VoloIQ, the operating system for Volocopter’s... Read more

HSC-22 Holds Aerial Change of Command

HSC-22 Holds Aerial Change of Command

18-May-2022Source: US Air Force

  The “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Squadron (HSC) 22, stationed at Naval Station Norfolk, held an aerial change of command ceremony, May 5. Cmdr. Aaron G. Berger, a native of Orlando, Florida, relieved Cmdr. Timothy G. Drosinos, a native of Baltimore, assuming all duties and responsibilities as the commanding officer of HSC-22. “To have... Read more

Bristow continues drive to develop new talent in aviation

Bristow continues drive to develop new talent in aviation

18-May-2022Source: Bristow

  Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) has launched its third UK offshore helicopter pilot cadet programme, aimed at attracting a new generation of aviators to the industry, in partnership with Helicentre Aviation. Would-be pilots can now apply for Bristow’s latest fully funded programme, which will see four cadets ultimately selected to undergo training with Helicentre... Read more

Phenix Solutions Inc. Completes FAA Milestones on Road to Type Certification

Phenix Solutions Inc. Completes FAA Milestones on Road to Type Certification

18-May-2022Source: Phenix Solutions

  Phenix Solutions has completed a significant FAA milestone to continue their Type Certification (TC) journey for the Ultra 2XL Remote Piloted UAS. Recently, the FAA accepted and reviewed Phenix’s Project Specific Certification Plan (PSCP) and provided the project number TC17844LA-R to the Ultra 2XL program.  The goal for the Ultra 2XL continues to be... Read more

RotorTech UK 2022 is cancelled

RotorTech UK 2022 is cancelled

18-May-2022Source: Rotortech UK

  We have had to take the difficult decision to cancel RotorTech UK for this year. The indoor exhibition (hangar) space we were allocated is now not available due to issues outside of our control. Refunds for Tickets purchased and Fly-In Landing fees will be issued over the coming week. We look forward to bringing the... Read more

DRF adds mountain rescue capability to Christoph München

DRF adds mountain rescue capability to Christoph München

18-May-2022Source: DRF Luftrettung

  The area of ​​operation of the Munich station of the DRF Luftrettung includes not only the city but also surrounding districts and parts of the Bavarian Alps. For a few weeks now, the crew has also been able to be alerted to emergencies in higher-lying areas of the mountains. For this purpose, the pilots were also... Read more

Schiebel wins Prestigious Follow-On Contract with Royal Thai Navy

Schiebel wins Prestigious Follow-On Contract with Royal Thai Navy

18-May-2022Source: Schiebel

  UAS market leader Schiebel has been awarded its second contract in just three years by the Royal Thai Navy, signed with Lt. General Apichai Sompolkrang, Director of the Naval Acquisition Management Office in Bangkok. RTN Programme Director, Captain Anurat Siriwong, witnessed the contract signature. The contract will be completed before the end of 2022... Read more

Blade India launch new Bangalore route

Blade India launch new Bangalore route

18-May-2022Source: Times of India

  The almost 1.5-2 hour drive between Bengaluru city and its distant Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) could shrink to a short helicopter hop from this July. See Full Story.     ... Read more

Ascent Charity to launch a fleet of humanitarian drones into Ukraine

Ascent Charity to launch a fleet of humanitarian drones into Ukraine

18-May-2022Source: Ascent

  As more civilians continue to suffer from the escalating conflict in Ukraine, the need for immediate humanitarian assistance has never been more imperative. However, the challenge now is getting the critical aid into the affected areas with supply routes cut, and without sending on-ground personnel. French non-profit organization, Ascent Charity is driving an innovative... Read more

Flight Safety Foundation Honors Leaders from the ACSF with Award

Flight Safety Foundation Honors Leaders from the ACSF with Award

18-May-2022Source: Air Charter Safety Foundation

  On May 11, Bryan Burns and Russ Lawton, both aviation safety leaders from the Air Charter Safety Foundation (acsf.aero), were presented with the 2022 Business Aviation Meritorious Service Award for their contributions to business and charter aviation safety. The award was presented by Dr. Hassan Shahidi, the President and CEO of the Flight Safety... Read more

AVIC makes first flight with upgraded 13-tonne AC313A

AVIC makes first flight with upgraded 13-tonne AC313A

18-May-2022Source: Xinhua NET

  China’s independently-developed AC313A large utility civil helicopter successfully conducted its maiden flight on Tuesday, announced the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), the country’s leading aircraft maker. See Full Story. ... Read more

Korea selects Bell 505 as its new military trainer

Korea selects Bell 505 as its new military trainer

17-May-2022Source: Bell

  Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the selection of the Bell 505 as the new Republic of Korea military helicopter trainer. The new Bell 505 helicopters will be used by both the Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) and Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) to train their next generation of helicopter pilots.... Read more

Enstrom sold to Surack Enterprises after MidTex funding problems

Enstrom sold to Surack Enterprises after MidTex funding problems

16-May-2022Source: Enstrom

  Chuck Surack, founder of Surack Enterprises, announced that he has purchased The Enstrom Helicopter Corporation of Menominee, Michigan to rebuild the Enstrom brand into one of the leading American-made helicopter manufacturer as it once was. In a letter to the Enstrom leadership team, Surack shared his appreciation to the employees for their devotion and... Read more

Helitak recieves additional approvals from the FAA

Helitak recieves additional approvals from the FAA

16-May-2022Source: Helitak

  Australian based Helitak Fire Fighting Equipment has received further approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to add more Black Hawk model Type Certificates (TC) to the FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) of the Helitak FT4500 Black Hawk fire tank, bringing the current number of TC’s to 18 and the total number of approved... Read more

Tennessee Guardsmen receive award for Smoky Mountain rescue mission

Tennessee Guardsmen receive award for Smoky Mountain rescue mission

16-May-2022Source: US National Guard

Four members of the Tennessee National Guard’s 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion received the Children’s Emergency Care Alliance of Tennessee’s Star of Life award on May 4 for their heroic efforts during a life-saving medical evacuation last June. Each year, the Children’s Emergency Care Alliance of Tennessee hosts a statewide award ceremony recognizing heroic actions of... Read more

Air Evac Lifetime launch new base in northern Alabama

Air Evac Lifetime launch new base in northern Alabama

13-May-2022Source: Air Evac Lifeteam

  The base in northern Alabama will be staffed by highly trained pilots, flight nurses, flight paramedics and an on-site aviation maintenance technician.   Air Evac Lifeteam announced its newest emergency air medical transport base in northern Alabama is now in service. Located in Athens, the new base will provide service to Limestone County and... Read more

NZ – Auckland may lose ability to control helicopter overflights

NZ – Auckland may lose ability to control helicopter overflights

13-May-2022Source: RNZ

The government has been warned that planning law changes may erode Auckland Council’s already limited ability to control helicopter flights. The council’s planning committee this morning approved a staff investigation into whether choppers on Waiheke and Aotea Great Barrier Islands are complying with what few existing rules are in place on their consents. See Full... Read more

Raytheon awarded $272M contract for support of FLIR on MH-60R and MH-60S

Raytheon awarded $272M contract for support of FLIR on MH-60R and MH-60S

13-May-2022Source: Raytheon

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is awarded a $272,672,545 firm-fixed-price, performance-based logistics requirements contract to provide logistics, repair, and upgrade support for 15 Multi-Spectral Targeting System Forward-Looking Infrared components in support of MH-60R and MH-60S helicopters. The contract will include a five-year base period with one two-year option period which if exercised, will bring the total... Read more

Joby Confirms Revolutionary Low Noise Footprint

Joby Confirms Revolutionary Low Noise Footprint

13-May-2022Source: Joby Aviation

  Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a California-based company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, today announced that its full-size pre-production aircraft has successfully demonstrated its revolutionary low noise profile, following acoustic testing completed with NASA.   Following analysis of the data obtained over two weeks of testing as part of NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility... Read more

UK AAIB Bulletin – May 2022

UK AAIB Bulletin – May 2022

12-May-2022Source: AAIB

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue does not refer to any helicopters and this update is included in HeliHub.com for completeness.... Read more

Airbus partners with MAGicALL to develop motors of CityAirbus NextGen

Airbus partners with MAGicALL to develop motors of CityAirbus NextGen

12-May-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

  Airbus has selected MAGicALL to supply the motors of the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft CityAirbus NextGen. Airbus’ eVTOL prototype will be equipped with a tailored version of the MAGiDRIVE, the newest generation of electric motors manufactured by MAGicALL. The detailed customisation of CityAirbus NextGen’s electric propulsion system will enable the prototype to benefit... Read more

Alpine Aerotech receives STC for Garmin GTS 8XX series in Bell 212 and 412

Alpine Aerotech receives STC for Garmin GTS 8XX series in Bell 212 and 412

12-May-2022Source: ALPINE AEROTECH

ALPINE AEROTECH has officially received a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of Garmin GTS 8XX series TAS/TCAS I Traffic Systems on Bell 212 and 412 rotorcraft. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) STC’s are currently pending. The TAS/TCAS I Traffic System STC has... Read more

Ecocopter supporting 5G roll-out in Chile

Ecocopter supporting 5G roll-out in Chile

12-May-2022Source: Ecocopter

  The 5G network will be the most transformative communications technology of this generation, enabling a universe of new services, as it is up to 90% more efficient per unit of traffic than its 4G predecessors. However, they require much more power due to the higher network density with new frequencies, which means that new... Read more

FAA Approves Airworthiness Criteria for Wingcopter

FAA Approves Airworthiness Criteria for Wingcopter

12-May-2022Source: Wingcopter

  German drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter is delighted to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued the Special Class Airworthiness Criteria for the Wingcopter 198 US unmanned aircraft. This approval marks a critical milestone in the certification process of Wingcopter’s flagship eVTOL delivery drone in the U.S. With the Airworthiness Criteria, the FAA... Read more

Leonardo celebrates 10 years of the AW169

Leonardo celebrates 10 years of the AW169

11-May-2022Source: Leonardo

  Leonardo celebrates first ten years of the AW169 in the skies with it redefining the light-intermediate market with best performance, advance capabilities, and latest technology. A decade ago the first prototype of the AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopter took to the skies for the first time at the company’s site in Cascina Costa... Read more

Mountainflyers first school to offer training on EASA-qualified VR simulator

Mountainflyers first school to offer training on EASA-qualified VR simulator

11-May-2022Source: VRM Switzerland

  The in Berne, Switzerland, located helicopter flight school Mountainflyers is the world’s first training organisation operating a VR training device qualified by an aviation authority. Rated pilots and flight students profit from a state-of the-art Robinson R22 Simulator developed and built by VRM Switzerland. This enables to execute credited training toward licences and to... Read more

Avgas Coalition expresses concerns about unsafe elimination of 100LL

Avgas Coalition expresses concerns about unsafe elimination of 100LL

11-May-2022Source: AOPA

In a May 6 letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Acting FAA Administrator Billy Nolen, a wide array of aviation organizations and associations across the country outlined the crucial need for 100LL fuel to be available at California’s Reid-Hillview of Santa Clara County Airport, and all public-use airports across the country, while the industry works with... Read more

Zanite Acquisition Corp completes combination with Eve UAM LLC

Zanite Acquisition Corp completes combination with Eve UAM LLC

11-May-2022Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve Holding, Inc. (the “Company”), formerly known as Zanite Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: ZNTE, ZNTEU, ZNTEW) (“Zanite”), announced today that it has closed the previously announced business combination (the “transaction”) with Eve UAM, LLC (“Eve”), a leader in the development of next-generation Urban Air Mobility (“UAM”) solutions and a subsidiary of Embraer S.A. (“Embraer”). The transaction... Read more

AdventHealth unveils second helicopter and new hangar

AdventHealth unveils second helicopter and new hangar

11-May-2022

AdventHealth’s Flight 1 program is undergoing a major expansion with the addition of a second state-of-the-art helicopter and, for the first time, a hangar at the Orlando Executive Airport that will allow the program to react faster to calls and fly more patients in need. For the past 36 years, the Flight 1 program has... Read more

FAA failure contributed to fatal tour helicopter crash, says NTSB Chair

FAA failure contributed to fatal tour helicopter crash, says NTSB Chair

11-May-2022

Decisions made by the Federal Aviation Administration not to implement National Transportation Safety Board​ safety recommendations contributed to the cause of a fatal air tour helicopter crash, the NTSB said in a report approved in a public meeting Tuesday. “When the NTSB issues safety recommendations, they are data-driven, supported by factual evidence developed from investigations, and... Read more

Blade Air Mobility reports revenues up 186% in 2022Q1 to 31 March

Blade Air Mobility reports revenues up 186% in 2022Q1 to 31 March

11-May-2022

Blade Air Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq:BLDE, “Blade” or the “Company”), a technology-powered air mobility platform, has announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022. “It’s very rewarding to see such strong growth, both sequentially and year-over-year, in what has seasonally been the lightest quarter for Blade,” said Rob Wiesenthal, Blade’s Chief Executive Officer.... Read more

UK – Gama Aviation offers ‘HEMS for hire’

UK – Gama Aviation offers ‘HEMS for hire’

10-May-2022Source: Gama Aviation

Gama Aviation is continuing to build its UK air ambulance offer by introducing a new service specifically aimed at the motorsport, events and film / TV industry in the UK. The service seeks to provide fully crewed turnkey helicopter emergency services for situations that require additional medical infrastructure to support a specific safety case or... Read more

Royal Australian Navy to acquire 13 more MH-60Rs from US Navy

Royal Australian Navy to acquire 13 more MH-60Rs from US Navy

10-May-2022Source: Lockheed Martin

  Lockheed Martin Australia welcomes the Australian Government announcement of the expansion of the MH-60R helicopter fleet – the MH-60R Seahawk is the world’s most advanced maritime helicopter with unmatched capabilities across a multitude of roles. Through this acquisition, the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) will acquire 13 additional MH-60Rs from the United States Navy, increasing its... Read more

Metro announces new Assistant Director of Operations

Metro announces new Assistant Director of Operations

10-May-2022Source: Metro Aviation

  As a family-owned and operated business, Metro Aviation believes in investing in its current workforce and developing leaders within its ranks.  Metro is excited to announce new roles at its headquarters in Shreveport, Louisiana, including John Vance as the Assistant Director of Operations. John served as a pilot in the Army for seven years and... Read more

Manitoba Government issues RFPs for air medical service

Manitoba Government issues RFPs for air medical service

10-May-2022Source: Manitoba Government

  The Manitoba government is issuing a request for proposals (RFP) to improve medical aviation services and provide safe, timely, reliable and consistent care, Health Minister Audrey Gordon announced today. “Our government is committed to enhancing critical care capacity in Manitoba and a modern medical aviation fleet is a vital component of this service,” said... Read more

Taiwan abandons plan to buy 12 MH-60R

Taiwan abandons plan to buy 12 MH-60R

10-May-2022Source: TRT World

  Taiwan has signalled that it has abandoned a plan to buy advanced new anti-submarine warfare helicopters from the United States, saying they are too expensive. Asked in parliament on Thursday about recent changes to Taiwan’s purchases of new US weapons, Defence Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng mentioned the helicopter case first. See Full Story. ... Read more

Bell-Boeing awarded $302M contract for four MV-22B for USMC

Bell-Boeing awarded $302M contract for four MV-22B for USMC

10-May-2022

  Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a $302,152,612 modification (P00053) to a previously awarded fixed-price incentive (firm target), cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N0001917C0015) for the production and delivery of four MV-22B variation in quantity aircraft for the Marine Corps.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (30.08%); Ridley Park, Pennsylvania (15.22%); Amarillo,... Read more

EHang Provides Update on Status under Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act

EHang Provides Update on Status under Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act

10-May-2022Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, provides an update on its status under the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act (the “HFCAA”). The Company was provisionally identified by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) as a Commission-Identified Issuer under the HFCAA... Read more

RUAG completes upgrade of Swiss Air Force Cougar fleet

RUAG completes upgrade of Swiss Air Force Cougar fleet

10-May-2022Source: RUAG

  After around three years, the last of a total of nine modernized Cou-gars of the helicopter fleet were returned to the Swiss Air Force as part of a ceremonial handover. The series modernization program received approval from the Federal Council in 2018 on the occasion of the Army Dispatch and started in early 2019... Read more

Embraer and Eve evaluate autonomous flight technologies in real flights over Rio de Janeiro

Embraer and Eve evaluate autonomous flight technologies in real flights over Rio de Janeiro

9-May-2022Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Embraer S.A. (“Embraer”) concluded a series of experimental flights in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, focused on evaluating new autonomous system technologies in real flight conditions. The goal is to enable safe autonomous operation in complex urban environments. The aerial data collection and real-time evaluation of these technologies in urban scenarios used regular piloted helicopters as... Read more

ND National Guard using helicopters to stabilize Bourbanis Dam

ND National Guard using helicopters to stabilize Bourbanis Dam

9-May-2022Source: Valley News LIVE

The Pembina County Water Resource District continues mitigation efforts in conjunction with the ND National Guard to stabilize erosion on Bourbanis Dam. Two Blackhawk helicopters and National Guard personnel placed nearly 160 one-ton sandbags in the areas of most concern.  This effort will continue throughout the day on Wednesday. Crews will remain in place overnight... Read more

Airbus leads Air Mobility Initiative in Munich

Airbus leads Air Mobility Initiative in Munich

9-May-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

  To contribute to the development of advanced air mobility, leading companies, universities, and research institutions as well as municipalities are joining forces under the leadership of Airbus to form the Air Mobility Initiative (AMI). The members of the Air Mobility Initiative include Airbus, City of Ingolstadt, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Flugsicherung, Diehl Aerospace, Droniq, Munich... Read more

SkyDrive and MLIT Agree on Basis for Flying Car Type Certification

SkyDrive and MLIT Agree on Basis for Flying Car Type Certification

9-May-2022Source: SkyDrive

SkyDrive Inc., a leading manufacturer of flying cars1 and cargo drones in Japan, announced that an agreement was reached in March with the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) to base the type certification2 for the company’s flying car on the JCAB Airworthiness Inspection Manual (AIM) Part II... Read more

ATP Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

ATP Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

9-May-2022Source: ATP

  ATP, a leading provider of information services and software solutions for the aviation industry, announced today that Drew Plisco, a seasoned financial executive, has joined the company’s leadership team as Chief Financial Officer. Plisco brings 15 years of diverse finance experience in both building and scaling large and mid-size organizations through organic growth and... Read more

Jas. W. Glover awarded $8M contract for helicopter parking area repair at MCAS Hawaii

Jas. W. Glover awarded $8M contract for helicopter parking area repair at MCAS Hawaii

9-May-2022Source: US DoD

Jas. W. Glover Ltd., Honolulu, Hawaii, is awarded an $8,257,700 firm-fixed-price task order (N6247822F4084) for helicopter parking area repairs at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. The work to be performed provides for the removal of the existing deteriorated aircraft pavement, tie-downs, grounding points, pavement striping/other markings and reconstruction of the new aircraft pavement/striping for safe helicopter... Read more

GPMS Appoints New Head of Sales

GPMS Appoints New Head of Sales

9-May-2022Source: GPMS

GPMS International, Inc., announced today that Todd Powers has joined the company to lead its sales organization. Powers will drive the company’s efforts to expand the footprint of Foresight MX, the company’s ground-breaking Health & Usage Monitoring System (HUMS). Powers comes to GPMS after completing an 18-year career with the Airbus Helicopters as one of... Read more

TMAP, Joby and SKT partner for eVTOL service to South Korea

TMAP, Joby and SKT partner for eVTOL service to South Korea

9-May-2022Source: Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a California-based company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, today confirmed that TMAP, South Korea’s largest mobility platform, will join Joby’s partnership with SK Telecom to bring aerial ridesharing services to Korea. As Korea’s largest mobility platform, TMAP holds an unprecedented amount of transportation and mapping data gathered over the... Read more

Wisk Aero appoints CFO

Wisk Aero appoints CFO

9-May-2022Source: Wisk Aero

  Wisk Aero, a leading Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company and developer of the first all-electric, self-flying air taxi in the US, announced today that Tyler Painter has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. In his new role, Painter will lead Wisk’s finance, accounting, corporate development, and information technology teams and will be responsible... Read more

Expansion of Nottingham Heliport approved

Expansion of Nottingham Heliport approved

9-May-2022Source: Acres Group

  Nottingham’s Acres Group has successfully designed its first heliport, as expansion plans for an existing base receive council approval. The project, designed by the team at Acres Architects, involves the building of a new 800 sq. metre hangar and associated offices on the site of Nottingham Heliport, off the A46 Fosse Way, in Widmerpool, south Nottinghamshire.... Read more

Rocket Lab successfully catches Rocket Booster from Space with S92

Rocket Lab successfully catches Rocket Booster from Space with S92

9-May-2022Source: Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab (Nasdaq: RKLB) (“Rocket Lab” or “the Company”), a leading launch and space systems company, has successfully launched its 26th Electron mission, deploying 34 satellites to orbit. Rocket Lab has now deployed a total of 146 satellites to orbit with the Electron launch vehicle. The “There And Back Again” mission also saw Rocket Lab... Read more

Eve publishes Concept of Operations for UAM in Rio de Janeiro

Eve publishes Concept of Operations for UAM in Rio de Janeiro

9-May-2022Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve UAM, LLC (“Eve”), an Embraer S.A. (“Embraer”) company, published today the Concept of Operations (CONOPS) for the future Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market in Rio de Janeiro. The document is a first for Brazil and brings together data and analyses that cover the perspective, points of attention and operational needs of eVTOL (electric vertical... Read more

EHang update on Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act status

EHang update on Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act status

9-May-2022Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company provides an update on its status under the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act (the “HFCAA”). The Company was provisionally identified by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) as a Commission-Identified Issuer under the HFCAA... Read more

US Army aviation discusses motivation and training to become a pilot

US Army aviation discusses motivation and training to become a pilot

9-May-2022Source: US Army

In August of 2005, then eight-year-old Jonathan Murray was on the playground of his Baton Rouge, Louisiana, elementary school when he heard the distinctive hum of a fleet of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters for the first time. He watched in amazement as the aircraft flew overhead and knew they were tasked with a vital mission:... Read more

LifeFlight Engineering operations recognised at international standard

LifeFlight Engineering operations recognised at international standard

6-May-2022Source: Life Flight Network

A significant milestone has been achieved by the LifeFlight Approved Maintenance Organisation (AMO) team, which has been granted CASA Part 145 approval. The new approval demonstrates the LifeFlight AMO is operating to internationally recognised aviation regulations. “Working to Part 145 requirements brings good business practices, focuses on safety, training and human factors management,” said Engineering... Read more

New Cal Fire helicopter in Hollister ready for wildfire season

New Cal Fire helicopter in Hollister ready for wildfire season

6-May-2022Source: msn

The Cal Fire Air Attack Base in Hollister now has an even greater defense going into this fire season – the S70i, also known as the fire hawk. On Sunday, Cal Fire helicopter pilot, Dennis Smith who’s been flying for 30 years admired their new chopper and shared that out of all the aircraft he’s... Read more

NAS North Island V-22 hanger reaches Construction Milestone

NAS North Island V-22 hanger reaches Construction Milestone

6-May-2022Source: US Navy

Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Southwest Commanding Officer CAPT Mike Oestereicher provided a NAVFAC Southwest perspective and identified the collective team members involved in the planning, design, construction, and future operation of the V-22 Hanger, April 14 in Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI), to audience members from Naval Base Coronado, contracted agencies, and NAVFAC... Read more

Falklands Chinook joins RAF Museum

Falklands Chinook joins RAF Museum

6-May-2022Source: Royal Air Force Museum

The Royal Air Force Museum is thrilled to announce the acquisition of the legendary RAF Chinook HC6A ‘Bravo November’ helicopter for display at our Cosford site in Shropshire. The newest addition to the Museum’s collection has a distinguished career within the Royal Air Force. It was one of the original 30 Chinooks ordered by the... Read more

Tahoe area fire district wants tactical helicopter

Tahoe area fire district wants tactical helicopter

6-May-2022Source: FOX 40

The warm weather Northern California is experiencing, coupled with a bad wet season, has many fire crews already gearing up for potentially devastating fire season. The Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District is hoping to raise money to help stop fires right after they start. See Full Story. ... Read more

Thames Valley Air Ambulance buys an Airbus EC135

Thames Valley Air Ambulance buys an Airbus EC135

5-May-2022Source: HeliHub.com

Thames Valley Air Ambulance (TVAA), based at RAF Benson near Oxford, have purchased an Airbus EC135T2+ helicopter as part of their move to a new operating model. After the end of their current contract with Babcock MCS Onshore this autumn, TVAA will start operations on their own account under a newly-issued Air Operations Certificate (AOC).... Read more

Breeze-Eastern Corp was awarded a $7M contract for overhaul and upgrade Winch

Breeze-Eastern Corp was awarded a $7M contract for overhaul and upgrade Winch

5-May-2022Source: US DoD

Breeze-Eastern Corp., Whippany, New Jersey, was awarded a $7,938,309 firm-fixed-price contract for the overhaul and upgrade of the Winch, Aircraft Mounted for the UH-60 Medical Evacuation Aircraft. This was a sole-source action with zero bids. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of April 21, 2027. U.S.... Read more

Vertical Aerospace announces further certification progress

Vertical Aerospace announces further certification progress

5-May-2022Source: Vertical Aerospace

Vertical Aerospace (Vertical) [NYSE: EVTL], a global aerospace and technology company that is pioneering zero-emissions aviation, today announces further progress on its path to certification, including the appointment of the former European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) Certification Director, Trevor Woods, as Director – Regulatory Affairs. Concurrent EASA/CAA validation Vertical is also pleased to announce... Read more

Helinet partners with Urban Movement Labs to explore UAM in Los Angeles

Helinet partners with Urban Movement Labs to explore UAM in Los Angeles

5-May-2022Source: Helinet

  Helinet, an aviation service provider and a leader in implementing cutting-edge technology for a variety of aviation applications, announced its partnership with Urban Movement Labs (UML). Helinet joins UML’s growing roster of Urban Air Mobility Partnership members, and this collaboration will explore the future of air travel hand-in-hand with electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) manufacturers... Read more

Honeywell demos alternative navigation for GPS-denied environments

Honeywell demos alternative navigation for GPS-denied environments

5-May-2022Source: Honeywell

Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON) has successfully demonstrated several advanced alternative navigation technologies that are intended to help ensure seamless navigation, even when GPS signals are blocked, interrupted or unavailable. Testing took place on both an Embraer E170 aircraft and an AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter. Alternative navigation systems use sensors such as cameras, star trackers, radars and radios... Read more

Airbus and ITA Airways partner to develop urban air mobility in Italy

Airbus and ITA Airways partner to develop urban air mobility in Italy

5-May-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus and ITA Airways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on urban air mobility (UAM) in Italy. The two companies will explore the creation of tailored UAM services, by identifying strategic use cases for emission-free mobility solutions. The agreement foresees a joint approach toward local mobility stakeholders in order to onboard additional partners... Read more

Archer and United Airlines Form Joint eVTOL Advisory Committee to Support Archer’s Future Airline Operations

Archer and United Airlines Form Joint eVTOL Advisory Committee to Support Archer’s Future Airline Operations

5-May-2022Source: Archer Aviation

Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR) and United Airlines (NASDAQ: UAL) have announced the creation of a joint eVTOL advisory committee. The committee is focused on advising on maintenance and operational concepts to recommend to Archer for its all-electric aircraft aimed at driving towards best-in-class operational standards in the emerging eVTOL industry. The Committee is chaired... Read more

Alpine Aerotech Expands ADS-B STC for Bell 205, 212, and 412

Alpine Aerotech Expands ADS-B STC for Bell 205, 212, and 412

5-May-2022Source: ALPINE AEROTECH

  ALPINE AEROTECH has officially received Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for the installation of Garmin GTX 3X5 ADS-B Transponder systems on Bell Medium platforms. The ADS-B Transponder STC, originally approved in 2020 for Bell 205, 212, and 412 helicopters, now supports ADS-B IN/OUT, Diversity Antennas, WAAS GPS inputs, and NVG... Read more

IBAC Partners with Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) for RPAS Auditor Training

IBAC Partners with Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) for RPAS Auditor Training

5-May-2022Source: IBAC

  The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and the Unmanned Safety Institute have announced plans to develop and implement the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) auditor training programme. Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems are quickly becoming part of existing business aviation operations, or as completely new aviation programmes for... Read more

Schiebel Pacific SEA 129 Phase 5 programme for the Royal Australian Navy

Schiebel Pacific SEA 129 Phase 5 programme for the Royal Australian Navy

5-May-2022Source: Schiebel

  Schiebel Pacific welcomes the decision of the Commonwealth of Australia to speed up the provision of its UAS capability by initiating a single source acquisition of the CAMCOPTER® S-100. This will enable the RAN to accelerate the capability acquisition they need and together with our local partners, we are committed to deliver the best... Read more

Air Center Helicopters awarded $11M for VERTREP

Air Center Helicopters awarded $11M for VERTREP

4-May-2022Source: US DoD

Air Center Helicopters Inc. (ACHI), Burleson, Texas, was awarded an $11,859,826 firm-fixed-price, C-type contract that provides ship-based commercial helicopter and vertical replenishment (VERTREP) services to Navy ships, partner nations’ ships, and theater facilities and operations worldwide. ACHI is required to perform missions at any time, day or night, on a 24-hour per day basis, and... Read more

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