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Republic of Bashkortostan to acquire Ka32 via Gazprombank Leasing

Republic of Bashkortostan to acquire Ka32 via Gazprombank Leasing

27-Jul-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters Holding (part of Rostec State Corporation) and Gazprombank Leasing Group, within the framework of the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon, signed an agreement providing for mutual cooperation of the parties and the possibility of supplying a Ka-32A11BC firefighting and search and rescue helicopter for the needs of the region. If the region is interested in the... Read more

Helix Airlines signs for both Mi-8MTV and Ansat helicopters

Helix Airlines signs for both Mi-8MTV and Ansat helicopters

27-Jul-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

The Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) and Helix Airlines have signed a contract for the supply of four helicopters within the framework of the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon. The agreement provides for the supply of Mi-8MTV and Ansat helicopters starting in 2022. The document was signed by the Deputy... Read more

MDHI Featuring Oxford Police MD 530F at APSCON

MDHI Featuring Oxford Police MD 530F at APSCON

27-Jul-2021Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI), APSCON Booth #637, will proudly display Oxford Police’s fully loaded law enforcement MD 530F during the Airborne Public Safety Association’s (APSA) annual convention and expo (APSCON) July 26-31 in New Orleans. Additionally, MDHI will offer demonstration flights in its enhanced glass cockpit MD530F demo aircraft. Based in Oxford, Alabama, the Oxford... Read more

Russian Helicopters signed a contract for the delivery of the Ka-62

Russian Helicopters signed a contract for the delivery of the Ka-62

27-Jul-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters Holding (part of Rostec State Corporation) and Gazprombank Leasing Group have signed an agreement within the framework of the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon, providing for mutual cooperation of the parties in organizing the delivery of three Ka-62 helicopters. The leasing company has agreed on the possibility of acquiring the Ka-62 multipurpose vehicle... Read more

Royal Australian Navy extends Schiebel Camcopter contract

Royal Australian Navy extends Schiebel Camcopter contract

27-Jul-2021Source: Schiebel

Royal Australian Navy (RAN) awarded Schiebel with a 3-year extension contract for the sustainment of its CAMCOPTER® S-100. The extension allows the RAN to continue to experiment and develop knowledge using the S-100. After winning the RAN contract back in 2016, Schiebel has built on its initial acquisition contract resulting in this substantial extension. The... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance encourages use of What3Words app

Devon Air Ambulance encourages use of What3Words app

27-Jul-2021Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance is encouraging the public to download the free app, to help crews attend the precise location of patients in an emergency. From Monday 26th July to Sunday 1st August, Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) will be taking part in the #KnowExactlyWhere summer safety campaign to raise awareness of the free what3words app and... Read more

Russian Helicopters to develop helicopter transportation in the Far East

Russian Helicopters to develop helicopter transportation in the Far East

27-Jul-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

The Russian Helicopters holding (Rostec State Corporation), the state development corporation VEB.RF, NPO Conversion and the Ministry of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic signed a four-way agreement on the development of helicopter transportation within the framework of the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon in the Far Eastern Federal District.... Read more

Blood is now available on every EAAA air ambulance

Blood is now available on every EAAA air ambulance

27-Jul-2021Source: EAAA

Blood is now available on every EAAA air ambulance mission – how charities and hospitals in East Anglia are working together to save lives   East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) is now permanently able to deliver blood transfusions as a core part of its life-saving service. Following an urgent fundraising appeal made by EAAA in... Read more

AeroBrigham to debut Bell 429 law enforcement station at APSCON

AeroBrigham to debut Bell 429 law enforcement station at APSCON

26-Jul-2021Source: AeroBrigham

Maintenance, repair, overhaul, completion and aircraft specialty support center, AeroBrigham will present their newly developed Bell 429 Tactical Flight Officer (TFO) station during the upcoming Airborne Public Safety Association Annual Convention (APSCON) 2021 convention, 28-30 July in New Orleans, Louisiana. The development of the cabin-mounted law enforcement TFO station is the result of a contract... Read more

Russian Helicopters and VTB to cooperate  in the field of civil helicopter construction

Russian Helicopters and VTB to cooperate in the field of civil helicopter construction

26-Jul-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

The Russian Helicopters holding (Rostec State Corporation) and VTB Bank, within the framework of the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon, have entered into a cooperation agreement providing for financing projects for the development of civilian helicopter manufacturing. The document was signed by Andrey Boginsky, Director General of the Russian Helicopters holding, and Valery Lukyanenko,... Read more

BAS-200 of Russian Helicopters was the first ever UAV at MAKS-2021

BAS-200 of Russian Helicopters was the first ever UAV at MAKS-2021

26-Jul-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

The Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) for the first time presented its new project BAS-200 at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2021 – a helicopter-type unmanned aerial vehicle. This aircraft will become the first unmanned participant in the air show’s flight program in history. The maximum takeoff weight of the... Read more

Russian Helicopters will supply 50 new aircraft for UTair

Russian Helicopters will supply 50 new aircraft for UTair

26-Jul-2021Source: UTair

Helicopter Services JSC and Russian Helicopters holding (part of Rostec State Corporation) signed an agreement on the supply of 50 Mi-171 (Mi-8AMT) helicopters within the framework of the International Aviation and Space Salon – 2021. The document was signed by the Airline CEO UTair Andrey Martirosov and General Director of Russian Helicopters Andrey Boginsky. The agreement... Read more

Russian Helicopters presented a new modification of the Ka-226T at MAKS-2021

Russian Helicopters presented a new modification of the Ka-226T at MAKS-2021

26-Jul-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

The Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation), within the framework of the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon, for the first time presented a sample of the latest modification of the Ka-226T light helicopter manufactured at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant. A prototype of the helicopter was presented at the airshow, which will... Read more

MDHI Hosts Vietnam War Veteran Hugh Mills, Jr.

MDHI Hosts Vietnam War Veteran Hugh Mills, Jr.

26-Jul-2021Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) proudly hosted decorated Vietnam War veteran and OH-6A LOACH (light observation helicopter) pilot LTC (Ret) Hugh L. Mills, Jr., during a special event at the MDHI facility in Mesa, Arizona. Mills was honored with a demonstration flight, facility and aircraft tour, and hosted questions from the company’s employees. The event also... Read more

Russian Helicopters and Novikombank sign financing agreement

Russian Helicopters and Novikombank sign financing agreement

26-Jul-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters Holding (part of Rostec State Corporation) and Novikombank signed an agreement on the organization of financing projects for the serial production of civilian helicopters. The agreement was signed by Elena Georgieva, Chairman of the Management Board of Novikombank, and Andrey Boginsky, General Director of Russian Helicopters. “The support of Novikombank is of great... Read more

Airbus takes H160 on three week Morocco demo tour

Airbus takes H160 on three week Morocco demo tour

23-Jul-2021

Airbus Helicopters have recently taken one of their H160 demonstrator aircraft on a demo tour of Morocco, from 28th June to 17th July.   The company advised HeliHub.com that they presented the H160 to a range of helicopter operators based in Africa and the Middle East covering different sets of missions like Oil and Gas, EMS... Read more

UK AAIB Bulletin – July 2021

UK AAIB Bulletin – July 2021

23-Jul-2021Source: AAIB

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Robinson R44 (G-CLIO), hard landing in field, private landing site, Holmfirth, North Yorkshire, 17 December 2020  ... Read more

HM Coastguard SAR operations to go live with Schiebel UAS

HM Coastguard SAR operations to go live with Schiebel UAS

22-Jul-2021Source: HM Coastguard

HM Coastguard’s first operational drone flight will join manned helicopters, planes, boats and cliff rescue teams on lifesaving missions at sea and over land in North Wales for the first time, this summer. The drone, initially trialled a year ago during the first easing of pandemic restrictions, will fly from the HM Coastguard helicopter base... Read more

STLC leases Mi-8 MTV-1 helicopter to Convers Avia

STLC leases Mi-8 MTV-1 helicopter to Convers Avia

22-Jul-2021Source: STLC

The State Transport Leasing Company (STLC) has leased the Mi-8 MTV-1 helicopter to Convers Avia as part of the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon. Since 2019, Convers Avia has been the current lessee of STLC; earlier, three leasing agreements were concluded under the state program for Mi-8 helicopters. In June 2021, STLC and Convers... Read more

STLC hands over Ansat helicopter to RusAvia

STLC hands over Ansat helicopter to RusAvia

22-Jul-2021Source: STLC

The State Transport Leasing Company (STLK) has leased the Ansat helicopter to RusAvia on the sidelines of the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon. RusAvia is a new client for STLC, the first lease agreement under the STLC program with state co-financing for the Ansat helicopter was concluded in June 2021. One of the main... Read more

STLC delivers a Mi-8MTV-1 helicopter to KrasAvia

STLC delivers a Mi-8MTV-1 helicopter to KrasAvia

22-Jul-2021Source: STLC

The State Transport Leasing Company (STLC) has leased the Mi-8 MTV1 helicopter to KrasAvia as part of the MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon. KrasAvia is a long-time partner of STLC; since 2012, five leasing agreements have been concluded with the airline for 3 L-410 aircraft, 2 Robinson R-66 helicopters and a Mi-8 helicopter. In... Read more

Yeltsovka signs for eight Mi-8 MTV-1 helicopters

Yeltsovka signs for eight Mi-8 MTV-1 helicopters

22-Jul-2021Source: STLC

The State Transport Leasing Company (STLK) and CJSC Aviation Enterprise Yeltsovka signed an agreement of intent to lease 8 Mi-8 MTV-1 helicopters in 2022-2023. The agreement was signed within the framework of the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2021. The delivery of new aircraft will allow Yeltsovka to modernize and expand its aircraft fleet, increase... Read more

Volansi Appoints former USAF Assistant Secretary as CEO

Volansi Appoints former USAF Assistant Secretary as CEO

22-Jul-2021Source: Volansi

Volansi​, the leader in autonomous, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) delivery drones for medium to heavy-weight payloads, today announced the appointment of Dr. Will Roper, one of the country’s foremost experts on aerospace transformation, as its new Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Roper joined the Volansi board of directors in March 2021. Volansi’s primary venture capital investors are... Read more

Volocopter and Skyports to conduct feasibility study in Malaysia

Volocopter and Skyports to conduct feasibility study in Malaysia

22-Jul-2021Source: Volocopter

Malaysia Airports announced that it has signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Skyports, the world-leading designer and operator of vertiport infrastructure for electric air taxis, and Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM). As a first step, the parties will combine their distinct aerospace and aviation expertise to conduct a feasibility study... Read more

Archer Expands Industry-Leading Engineering Team

Archer Expands Industry-Leading Engineering Team

22-Jul-2021Source: Archer Aviation

California-based Archer, a company designing and developing electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL),  announced two new hires: Bob Ellithorpe has joined the company as Vice President of Program Management and Glen Burks has joined as Vice President of Manufacturing. In his role, Ellithorpe will oversee the development and production of Archer’s commercial eVTOL aircraft. Similarly,... Read more

MAKS-2021 to host premieres of three helicopter models

MAKS-2021 to host premieres of three helicopter models

21-Jul-2021Source: Rostec

The Russian Helicopters holding company of Rostec State Corporation will hold several premieres of civil helicopter industry during the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2021. The public will get to see demonstrations of Mi-171A3, Ka-32A11M and Ansat-M helicopters. Mi-171A3 is the first Russian helicopter designed for offshore operations and maintenance of offshore drilling platforms. It... Read more

VFS annonces winner of Alfred Gessow Award

VFS annonces winner of Alfred Gessow Award

21-Jul-2021Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) announced today the winner of the Society’s prestigious Alfred Gessow Award for the best technical paper at the 77th Annual Forum and Technology Display. This year’s winning paper is from the Aerodynamics session entitled, “Does Scatter Matter? Improved Understanding of UH-60A Wind Tunnel Rotor Measurements Using Data-Driven Clustering and CREATET-AV... Read more

MDHI Contracts with new Composite Manufacturers

MDHI Contracts with new Composite Manufacturers

21-Jul-2021Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) signed new contracts with Unitech Composites and ACT Aerospace to improve production and spare parts availability for the MD 902, MD 520N, and MD 600N aircraft. “MD is on a mission to deliver on our promises to customers, including significantly boosting our spares availability,” says Nick Nenadovic, MDHI Vice President of... Read more

Bell Expands Service Network in Australia

Bell Expands Service Network in Australia

21-Jul-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced that RBI Hawker Australia has been appointed a Bell Customer Service Facility in Australia, becoming the fifth Bell Customer Service Facility in country. Based in Eagle Farm, Brisbane, RBI Hawker Australia, will provide advanced helicopter rotor blade repair on all Bell helicopter models and Leonardo AW139... Read more

Leonardo’s AW101 for the Polish Navy flies for the first time

Leonardo’s AW101 for the Polish Navy flies for the first time

21-Jul-2021Source: Leonardo

Leonardo is pleased to announce that the Polish Navy’s first AW101 (ZR285) achieved its first flight yesterday at the Company’s site in Yeovil. The flight demonstrated functional checks of the main airframe systems as well as the control system, and engine-handling checks were taken throughout to monitor the speed range of the aircraft. The flight... Read more

US and Indian Navies Hold Ceremony to Commemorate India’s First MH-60R

US and Indian Navies Hold Ceremony to Commemorate India’s First MH-60R

21-Jul-2021Source: US Navy

The U.S. and Indian navies celebrated a historic milestone when two MH-60R Seahawk helicopters were inducted into the Indian Naval Fleet during a ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island, July 16. The ceremony is part of an ongoing initiative that also includes comprehensive training for Indian aircrew and maintainers on operating and sustaining the... Read more

Precision Aviation CEO Marks 25 Years

Precision Aviation CEO Marks 25 Years

21-Jul-2021Source: Precision Aviation Group

In the world of high-speed turnover in the executive suites of many companies large or small, David Mast stands out as a model of sustained leadership amid accelerated strategic growth. June 2021 marked his twenty-fifth year as the President & CEO of Precision Aviation Group, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia USA and with award-winning aviation... Read more

Wisk publishes new evidence in Archer trade secret case

Wisk publishes new evidence in Archer trade secret case

21-Jul-2021Source: Wisk

Wisk Aero LLC (“Wisk”), the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) company behind the first all-electric, self-flying air taxi in the U.S., has submitted a brief in support of its preliminary injunction motion to the San Francisco federal court [FOUND HERE]. The filing details newly-obtained documents and testimony from Archer demonstrating misappropriation of Wisk’s trade secrets “on a... Read more

PHI International partners with Massey University School of Aviation to promote careers

PHI International partners with Massey University School of Aviation to promote careers

21-Jul-2021Source: PHI International

Global helicopter operator PHI International and Massey University School of Aviation have joined forces in a new partnership that will launch the careers of the next generation of aviation professionals. The tie-up opens the door for the School’s top Aviation Management students to gain valuable, on-the-ground experience working at New Zealand headquartered PHI, whose global... Read more

Heli Austria to operate two VR Helicopter Flight Simulators

Heli Austria to operate two VR Helicopter Flight Simulators

21-Jul-2021Source: VRM Switzerland

Heli Austria Flight Academy is going to operate a Robinson R22 and an Airbus H125 Training Device from VRM Switzerland. The Robinson R22 Training Solution will be utilized to modernize basic helicopter pilot training within the Academy. Students can benefit from state-of-the-art training up to commercial operations. The Airbus H125 Simulator will enable training and... Read more

Garmin GFC500H flight control system certified on Bell 505

Garmin GFC500H flight control system certified on Bell 505

21-Jul-2021Source: Garmin

Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), announced that the GFC™ 600H flight control system has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for installation on the Bell 505 helicopter, providing a cost-effective flight control solution that reduces pilot workload and improves mission effectiveness. The GFC 600H provides a number of helicopter-tailored safety features,... Read more

Bell Begins Manufacturing UH-1Y For First International Operator

Bell Begins Manufacturing UH-1Y For First International Operator

20-Jul-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has restarted UH-1Y Venom helicopter production for the first international operator. Crestview Aerospace has completed manufacturing the first of eight cabins at the Crestview Florida facility. The aircraft will complete final assembly at the Bell Amarillo Assembly Center. The helicopters are part of the 2020 U.S.... Read more

Six Business aviation companies are ready to pilot S.T.A.R.S.

Six Business aviation companies are ready to pilot S.T.A.R.S.

20-Jul-2021Source: EBAA

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and the International Business Aviation Council announce the launch of a comprehensive pilot programme for S.T.A.R.S. – Standards & Training for Aviation Responsibility and Sustainability. The pilot aims to evaluate the clarity and feasibility of the first of three tiers of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC)- supported framework... Read more

Rotorcorp Marks 10 Years Serving Global Helicopter Parts Market

Rotorcorp Marks 10 Years Serving Global Helicopter Parts Market

20-Jul-2021Source: Rotorcorp

From a two-man operation to the world’s first online marketplace for Robinson Helicopter parts, Rotorcorp LLC – celebrating 10th anniversary in business in 2021 – has grown into a savvy international exporter providing first-class service to a diverse portfolio of operators in more than 45 countries. “Robinson Helicopter Company, Inc. congratulates Rotorcorp LLC on their... Read more

Indian Navy accept first two of 24 MH-60R helicopters

Indian Navy accept first two of 24 MH-60R helicopters

20-Jul-2021Source: Indian Navy

On 16 July 2021, Indian Navy accepted the first two of its MH-60R Multi Role Helicopters (MRH) from US Navy in a ceremony held at NAS North Island, San Diego. The ceremony marked the formal transfer of these helicopters from US Navy to Indian Navy, which were accepted by His Excellency Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Indian... Read more

First Schweizer 300 ready for delivery after production gap

First Schweizer 300 ready for delivery after production gap

19-Jul-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Schweizer RSG, the current owner of the S300 production line, has announced that their first S300 has been issued a Certificate of Airworthiness, and will soon be delivered to a customer in the African country of Senegal. The 300 production line dates back to when Hughes started it in the 1960s on the US West... Read more

US Navy MH-60 crew rescued after California crash

US Navy MH-60 crew rescued after California crash

19-Jul-2021Source: US Navy

A Navy MH-60 Knighthawk helicopter crashed near Mt. Hogue, California at approximately 5 p.m. on July 16, while conducting search and rescue (SAR) operations. All four crewmembers survived the crash without injury and have been safely recovered. The aircraft, call sign Longhorn 02, was supporting Mono County search and rescue efforts to locate a lost... Read more

Heliski pioneer Mike Wiegele dies aged 82

Heliski pioneer Mike Wiegele dies aged 82

19-Jul-2021Source: MWHS

Mike Wiegele, whose passion and gritty determination both created and fulfilled the world’s heliskiing dreams for more than 50 years, has died aged 82. The entire team of Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing (MWHS) extend their deepest sympathies to the Wiegele family, most notably Mike’s wife Bonnie, their daughter Michelle and their grandson Charlie. Mike’s close... Read more

10 year restoration completed of Fairey Ultra Light helicopter

10 year restoration completed of Fairey Ultra Light helicopter

19-Jul-2021

A rare tip-jet driven helicopter, the Fairey Ultra Light first flown 65 years ago and later scrapped for spares recovery, has just completed a 10 year restoration programme at the hands of a volunteer team at The Helicopter Museum. The cabin of the two-seat helicopter had been rescued from a farm near Harlow in Essex... Read more

First Aviation Announces Expansion of S-70 Blackhawk Rotor Blade Capability

First Aviation Announces Expansion of S-70 Blackhawk Rotor Blade Capability

19-Jul-2021Source: Piedmont Propulsion Systems

Piedmont Propulsion Systems, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of First Aviation Services Inc., announced that it received an amendment to its Limited Airframe Rating with S-70 Capabilities from the FAA, enabling the company to perform all maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) services for S-70 / UH-60 Blackhawk main rotor blades. This capability adds to Piedmont... Read more

Novaris adds new base at Genoa Airport

Novaris adds new base at Genoa Airport

19-Jul-2021Source: Genoa Airport

A helicopter based at Genoa Airport to serve customers who need fast travel between the Ligurian capital and the main tourist destinations of the Riviere, especially Portofino: it is the novelty of “Cristoforo Colombo” in the private flight sector. The company Novaris, which has already operated on the Ligurian territory both for air taxi services and... Read more

Bell to receive $275 million as Canada invests in aerospace recovery

Bell to receive $275 million as Canada invests in aerospace recovery

16-Jul-2021Source: Canadian Government

The Government of Quebec and the Government of Canada are providing financial assistance of up to $685 million to companies Pratt & Whitney Canada, Bell Textron Canada, and CAE. The Prime Minister of Canada, the Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, the Premier of Quebec, François Legault, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, the Hon. François-Philippe Champagne,... Read more

Shizuoka Air Commuter orders another AW109SP GrandNew

Shizuoka Air Commuter orders another AW109SP GrandNew

16-Jul-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Shizuoka Air Commuter Corp yesterday announced that they have ordered another Leonardo AW109SP Grand New.  The company’s fleet already includes four GrandNew helicopters operated on the Doctor Heli EMS network, alongside an Airbus EC130 and three EC135s – one of which has been dedicated to a contract with Shizuoka Broadcasting System for over 12 years.... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $26M contract for UH-60M Foreign Military Sales green aircraft

Sikorsky awarded $26M contract for UH-60M Foreign Military Sales green aircraft

16-Jul-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $26,947,749 modification (P00192) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0009 for UH-60M Foreign Military Sales green aircraft. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2022. Fiscal 2021 Foreign Military Sales (Jordan) funds in the amount of $26,947,749 were obligated at the time of... Read more

Guimbal take top spot in Manufacturer survey

Guimbal take top spot in Manufacturer survey

16-Jul-2021Source: Precision Support Services

Precision Support Services, LLC., Helicopteres Guimbal’s North American Distributor, announced Guimbal achieved the top spot in Vertical Magazine’s Helicopter and Manufacturers Survey.  Guimbal earned the highest marks both globally, and specifically in North America. “Here at Precision, we have a dedicated Cabri USA team.” said David Rath, CEO. “Our team works to support every aircraft... Read more

CAFE Foundation and VFS Announce Impressive Program

CAFE Foundation and VFS Announce Impressive Program

16-Jul-2021Source: VFS

Nearly 60 of the world’s leading electric aircraft developers and technology experts will be speaking at the CAFE Foundation’s 15th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS), held online next week on July 20-22, 2021. Registration information and details are available at www.vtol.org/eas Battery-electric, hybrid-electric and hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered aircraft have the potential to significantly reduce air transportation costs,... Read more

Canadian CG accepts switchable simulator for Bell 412 and 429

Canadian CG accepts switchable simulator for Bell 412 and 429

16-Jul-2021Source: Canadian Coast Guard

The Canadian Coast Guard helps keep Canada’s waters safe, clean, and more accessible to keep our economy moving. In support of these missions, the Coast Guard operates a fleet of 22 helicopters. These helicopters and pilots provide support to ships engaged in critical maritime work including aids to navigation, environmental response, icebreaking operations, and in support... Read more

Leonardo Opens New Peter Prince Hangar

Leonardo Opens New Peter Prince Hangar

16-Jul-2021Source: Leonardo

Santa Rosa County leaders joined officials from Leonardo Helicopters to cut the ribbon on a new maintenance facility at Peter Prince Airport where the company will begin local operations. Leonardo is an Italian aerospace company with North American headquarters and industrial operations in Philadelphia, PA that is expected to bring 50 new, high-paying jobs to... Read more

PEO Aviation hosts Army Guard Aviation Officers ahead of first UH-60V delivery

PEO Aviation hosts Army Guard Aviation Officers ahead of first UH-60V delivery

16-Jul-2021Source: US Army

The Program Executive Office Aviation’s Utility Helicopter Project Office hosted several senior Army National Guard Aviation Officers at the Huntsville, Al. International Airport July 13 for a flight demonstration and informational update on the UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter program in preparation for the aircraft becoming part of the ARNG fleet. The UH-60V, a retrofit UH-60L... Read more

Bell’s Impact in Canada Continues to Grow

Bell’s Impact in Canada Continues to Grow

16-Jul-2021Source: Bell

Whether it is delivering one of more than 5,200 commercial aircraft worldwide or administering 5,000 COVID-19 vaccines locally, Bell Textron Canada continues to directly impact the industries, businesses and people of Canada. And this steadfast support of the home nation at Bell’s Commercial Assembly and Delivery Centre can be summarized in one rally cry: “Buy... Read more

Serco withdraw from UK SAR 2G contest

Serco withdraw from UK SAR 2G contest

15-Jul-2021

Following a tip-off from an industry contact, HeliHub.com can confirm that Serco have withdrawn from the UK Search and Rescue contract process known as SAR 2G.  A representative from Serco has this morning validated the situation. This leaves the following bidders, to whom tender documents will be delivered by the end of August 2021.  We... Read more

Web Manuals Strengthens Asia Presence with Singapore Office

Web Manuals Strengthens Asia Presence with Singapore Office

15-Jul-2021Source: Web Manuals

Previously a sales manager for EMEA, Emil Ahlgren will now be responsible for growing Web Manuals’ clientele in the Asia Pacific market and continuing to build relationships with the company’s current partners. Web Manuals has announced the opening of its office in Singapore and the promotion of Emil Ahlgren to director of operations for Asia.... Read more

Joby Aviation, JetBlue and Signature announce new pathway to net zero emissions

Joby Aviation, JetBlue and Signature announce new pathway to net zero emissions

15-Jul-2021Source: Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation (“Joby”), a California-based company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, today announced it is working with JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU “JetBlue”) and Signature Flight Support (“Signature”) to forge a new path toward net-zero emissions in the aviation industry that will incentivize the rapid commercialization of clean propulsion systems. Joby, JetBlue and Signature... Read more

Rotor X Aircraft Enters The eVTOL Market

Rotor X Aircraft Enters The eVTOL Market

15-Jul-2021Source: Rotor X Aircraft

The Rotor X Aircraft Manufacturing Company (RX), makers of the Rotor X Phoenix A600 Turbo helicopter which is renowned as the world’s most affordable and reliable 2-seat kit helicopter, announces they are entering the electric Air Taxi market with their revolutionary world’s most efficient helicopter, called the RX eTransporter.  RX is now operating the former RotorWay... Read more

DRF reports 100+ callouts per day in first half of 2021

DRF reports 100+ callouts per day in first half of 2021

15-Jul-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

The first six months of the year were a busy time for the crews of the DRF Luftrettung helicopters and air ambulances: they were called upon 18,356 times to provide rapid and highly professional medical assistance to severely ill or injured people. In the past few weeks, the crews have already noticed an increase in... Read more

EHang Announced Completion of EH216F’s Technical Examination by NFFE

EHang Announced Completion of EH216F’s Technical Examination by NFFE

15-Jul-2021Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, today announced it has successfully completed the technical examination of its EH216F AAV, the firefighting model, by the China National Fire-Fighting Equipment Quality Supervision Testing Center (“NFFE”) as entrusted by the Company. The NFFE is a... Read more

Vancouver hotel launches Ice Caves Heli Adventure

Vancouver hotel launches Ice Caves Heli Adventure

15-Jul-2021Source: Shangri-La Vancouver

Adventure travellers can embark on their “coolest” journey yet with Shangri-La Vancouver’s new exclusive Ice Caves Heli Adventure with private helicopter transport to Head-line Mountain Holidays base camp on an Ice cap, followed by a snow machine tour to the Whistler Ice Caves, plus cold-weather activities such as glacier golf using biodegradable balls, mixology class... Read more

Milestone announces purchase leaseback with NHV for an AW169

Milestone announces purchase leaseback with NHV for an AW169

14-Jul-2021

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”) has signed a Purchase/Leaseback (PLB) arrangement for a AW169 helicopter with Belgian-based operator, NHV Group (“NHV”), a leading provider of B2B helicopter services. The AW169 helicopter delivered earlier this month will support missions in the UK for Italian oil and gas company, ENI. It will be based in Blackpool, United... Read more

MD Helicopters launches three week MD530F US demo tour next week

MD Helicopters launches three week MD530F US demo tour next week

14-Jul-2021

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces its enhanced glass cockpit MD530F aircraft is expanding its demonstration flight tour this month. The aircraft will travel across Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, and Oklahoma from July 20 to August 11, providing operators and agencies the opportunity to experience its superior power and performance firsthand with a comprehensive... Read more

EHang Partners with Globalvia to develop UAM

EHang Partners with Globalvia to develop UAM

14-Jul-2021Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Globalvia, a world leader in the management of transport infrastructure concessions, on urban air mobility (“UAM”). Both parties will promote, develop and implement the operation of AAVs to... Read more

Registration Opens For HAI Connect Virtual Marketplace

Registration Opens For HAI Connect Virtual Marketplace

14-Jul-2021Source: HAI

Sep. 8–9 event to bring together leading vertical aviation manufacturers, suppliers to meet individually online with buyers; demo products and services. Attendee registration for the inaugural HAI Connect opens today, Jul. 12, 2021. The event, an all-new, affordable way to help buyers in the rotorcraft industry efficiently evaluate new products and services, takes place virtually Sep. 8–9.... Read more

HAL set to deliver first batch of 3 Light Combat Helicopters to IAF

HAL set to deliver first batch of 3 Light Combat Helicopters to IAF

14-Jul-2021Source: The Hindu

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is gearing up to deliver the first batch of three Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) to the Indian Air Force (IAF) once acceptance tests are completed. These are part of the 15 Limited Series Production (LSP) helicopters approved for the Army and the IAF. See Full Story. ... Read more

HAI Commercial Helicopter Pilot Rating Scholarship Winner Jordan Nieters

HAI Commercial Helicopter Pilot Rating Scholarship Winner Jordan Nieters

14-Jul-2021Source: HAI

Growing up in Bozeman, Montana, Jordan Nieters had no aviation professionals in his family. His closest contact with helicopters was when he saw one hovering overhead one day. From that point on, whenever he saw a helicopter, he was so captivated that he dropped whatever he was doing just to watch it in action. Jordan... Read more

Defendant in helicopter fraud case dies

Defendant in helicopter fraud case dies

14-Jul-2021Source: The Guam Daily Post

The case against one of the men accused in a federal fraud case involving Hansen Helicopters Inc. has been dismissed because he has died. District Court of Guam Chief Judge Frances Tydingco Gatewood granted the prosecutor’s request to toss out the case against defendant Frank F. Litkei Sr. on Monday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Leon... Read more

Metro Aviation continues investment in safety

Metro Aviation continues investment in safety

14-Jul-2021Source: Metro Aviation

Metro Aviation is constantly looking for new opportunities to maximize safety efforts, and recently added an extra layer of safety for pilots flying under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). Single-Pilot IFR in a helicopter requires high levels of skill, training, and professional aptitude. Metro worked with Foreflight to increase each pilot’s situational awareness by providing a... Read more

Bristow Norway extends contracts with Equinor, Shell and Neptune

Bristow Norway extends contracts with Equinor, Shell and Neptune

13-Jul-2021Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) today announced four separate two-year contract extensions through April 2024 with Equinor, Shell and Neptune to support its air transportation crew change services for their operations in the Norwegian continental shelf. Bristow has been an Equinor aviation partner for more than 20 years and will continue to use its fleet... Read more

Bell Delivers First Bell 505 to Ethiopia

Bell Delivers First Bell 505 to Ethiopia

13-Jul-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has announced the delivery of a Bell 505 helicopter to W.A. Oil Factory and Distribution PLC in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, its first corporate customer in the country. With this latest acquisition, there are almost 30 Bell 505s in operation across six countries in Africa and the... Read more

HAI launches two-day online networking event

HAI launches two-day online networking event

13-Jul-2021Source: HAI

HAI is pleased to announce HAI Connect, an all-new, affordable way to help buyers in the rotorcraft industry efficiently evaluate new products and services—online. At this virtual marketplace, which takes place Sep. 8–9, 2021, the vertical flight industry’s leading manufacturers and suppliers will showcase and demonstrate their latest offerings and meet with potential buyers from around... Read more

Air Methods’ Safety Management System Recognised by FAA

Air Methods’ Safety Management System Recognised by FAA

13-Jul-2021Source: Air Methods

On Tuesday, July 6th, Air Methods (AMC), the leading air medical service in the country, received its letter of acknowledgement from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) accepting AMC’s Safety Management System (SMS). In the United States there are 1,977 Part 135 operators, and Air Methods is one of 21 to receive this recognition. “At Air... Read more

Kaman announces new SVP/CFO

Kaman announces new SVP/CFO

13-Jul-2021Source: Kaman

Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) (the “Company”) announced the appointment of James Coogan as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Coogan, who served as the Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Development of Kaman, will succeed Robert Starr. Mr. Starr will continue to be employed by the Company through July 31, 2021, as... Read more

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