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Kerala goes out to tender again for a VIP helicopter

Kerala goes out to tender again for a VIP helicopter

18-Oct-2021Source: HeliHub.com

The Indian state of Kerala has recently issued a new tender for a light twin helicopter. Primarily for state VIP travel, other tasks may include medical evacuation. While being managed by the Police, the . They are offering a three year contract with a potential two year extension, and the expectation of at least 20... Read more

Romania picks Sikorsky S70i for emergency situations; Leonardo appeals

Romania picks Sikorsky S70i for emergency situations; Leonardo appeals

15-Oct-2021Source: HeliHub.com

The Romanian Government has announced the results of a helicopter tender, although like many such processes, it is already subject to an appeal from an unselected bidder. The requirement was for up to twelve medium/heavy helicopters, to be operated by Serviciul Mobil de Urgență, Reanimare și Descarcerare – fortunately known by its SMURD initials –... Read more

Boeing Accredited to Maintain Chinooks for RNLAF

Boeing Accredited to Maintain Chinooks for RNLAF

15-Oct-2021Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSA: BA] recently obtained maintenance accreditation in the Netherlands to provide Chinook phase maintenance, which includes regular scheduled inspections and maintenance, for the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) fleet of CH-47D Chinooks. Boeing also has Netherlands accreditation for the AH-64D Apache helicopter. “We are excited to provide the Netherlands with expanded Chinook support,” said... Read more

US Officials prepare for Advanced Air Mobility

US Officials prepare for Advanced Air Mobility

15-Oct-2021Source: NBAA

Advanced air mobility (AAM) vehicles are coming, and federal regulators are doing all they can to prepare, officials with the FAA and the U.S. Air Force said Wednesday in a panel discussion at the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE). “We’ve witnessed a significant shift in focus toward [AAM] across the entire aviation industry,”... Read more

Global Medical Response Announces Network Agreement in California

Global Medical Response Announces Network Agreement in California

15-Oct-2021Source: Global Medical Response

Global Medical Response (GMR) has announced it has signed a new multi-year agreement with Blue Shield of California. This agreement, which took effect on July 1, 2021, provides the 4.5 million Blue Shield of California members with in-network access to GMR’s life-saving emergency air medical transports. This strategic partnership with GMR covers all 58 serviced... Read more

Air Industries Group wins $5.2M contract for CH-53K chaff pods

Air Industries Group wins $5.2M contract for CH-53K chaff pods

15-Oct-2021Source: Air Industries Group

Air Industries Group (“Air Industries” or the “Company”), an integrated manufacturer of precision assemblies and components for leading aerospace and defense prime contractors, is pleased to announce that its Sterling Engineering subsidiary has been awarded a new Long-Term Agreement (LTA) to deliver “Chaff Pods” for the new CH-53K heavy lift helicopter. Based on existing orders... Read more

Unither Bioelectronics delivers donor lungs via drone

Unither Bioelectronics delivers donor lungs via drone

15-Oct-2021Source: Unither Bioelectronics

Welcome to the future of organ transplant delivery Unither Bioelectronics has set its sights on transforming the way we think of transplantable organ transportation, either donor organs or manufactured organs. In September 2021, in a proof-of-concept flight, the company transferred donor lungs for transplant between two hospitals using its proprietary aerial drone organ transportation technologies.... Read more

Dart wins large contract for S70 Fire Attack systems

Dart wins large contract for S70 Fire Attack systems

15-Oct-2021Source: DART Aerospace

DART Aerospace is proud to announce it has signed an agreement for the supply of a new generation of Fire Attack® Systems for the FIREHAWK®, supporting DART’s mission to be the industry leader in aerial firefighting equipment manufacturing. DART Aerospace will be partnering with United Rotorcraft, the exclusive completion center for the FIREHAWK®, for the... Read more

Fugro adds UK CAA accreditation as approved helideck monitoring systems provider

Fugro adds UK CAA accreditation as approved helideck monitoring systems provider

15-Oct-2021Source: Furgo

Fugro has become one of the first companies to secure accreditation from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Helideck Certification Agency (HCA) as an approved supplier of helideck monitoring systems (HMS) conforming to the new 2021 UK CAA standards. The new standards were issued in November 2020 and apply to all offshore floating assets... Read more

Bell demos new aerial resupply feature with Autonomous Pod Transport

Bell demos new aerial resupply feature with Autonomous Pod Transport

14-Oct-2021Source: Bell

Adding to its various cargo-carrying capabilities, the Bell Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) demonstrated its ability to airdrop supplies, a major milestone that will eventually lead to quicker resupply missions for troops in challenging locations or out in battlefields. APT can carry two standard tactical packs, each capable of holding up to 60 lbs. with a max payload... Read more

Avfuel Launches Book and Claim Program to Expand SAF Benefit Globally

Avfuel Launches Book and Claim Program to Expand SAF Benefit Globally

14-Oct-2021Source: Avfuel

As Avfuel Corporation continues to increase its number of locations offering sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), the leading fuel supplier launched a new solution to help efficiently and sustainably increase access to SAF: a book and claim program.  With Avfuel’s book and claim program, customers can buy a full load delivery of SAF and receive credit... Read more

FreeFlight Systems Appoints New Vice President of Sales and Marketing

FreeFlight Systems Appoints New Vice President of Sales and Marketing

14-Oct-2021Source: FreeFlight

FreeFlight Systems, a NextGen aviation leader specializing in avionics design, development, and manufacturing, announced the appointment of Shane LaPlante as the newest member of their executive management team. In his new role as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Mr. LaPlante will lead the next stage of growth and development for the organization while... Read more

First Public Flight of Volocopter’s VoloDrone

First Public Flight of Volocopter’s VoloDrone

14-Oct-2021Source: Volocopter

Volocopter’s electric heavy-lift drone VoloDrone conducted its first public flight today at ITS World Congress 2021. Together with the international logistics leader DB Schenker, Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), demonstrated VoloDrone’s seamless integration into the logistics supply chain with an end-to-end cargo transport demonstration. The partners showed their significant progress together since... Read more

Lilium teams with ABB for eVTOL charging infrastructure

Lilium teams with ABB for eVTOL charging infrastructure

14-Oct-2021Source: Lilium

ABB E-mobility and Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), positioned to be a global leader in regional electric air mobility, have announced plans for ABB to provide the charging infrastructure for Lilium’s high speed regional air network, scheduled for commercial launch in 2024. Lilium has announced planned launch networks in Florida, Germany, and Brazil. As part... Read more

Teledyne FLIR Announces ION M640x Next-Gen Tactical Quadcopter

Teledyne FLIR Announces ION M640x Next-Gen Tactical Quadcopter

14-Oct-2021Source: Teledyne

Teledyne FLIR, part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY), announced the launch of the ION™ M640x tactical Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). The American designed, developed, and manufactured UAS builds on the capabilities of the ION M440 (a Blue sUAS) and will provide military and other government customers with best-in-class capabilities for their unique missions. “Our proven,... Read more

Specialist Aviation Services Partners with ACS

Specialist Aviation Services Partners with ACS

14-Oct-2021Source: Specialist Aviation Services

Specialist Aviation Services has partnered with Advanced Composite Structures in Winnipeg to develop a repair solution for their stockpile of unserviceable MD 902 Flex Beams.  They expect a large percentage of the quarantined Flex Beams to be repaired and returned into service or sold to customers.  This reduces costs and creates an alternative supply chain... Read more

Evolution of the Mi-8

Evolution of the Mi-8

13-Oct-2021Source: Russian Helicopters

At the National Center for Helicopter Engineering named after M.L. Mil and N.I. Kamov completed development work to improve the Mi-8MTV-5-1 helicopter. According to the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec state corporation), the updated machine meets all the modern requirements of the army aviation of the Aerospace Forces of the Russian Federation. The next stage is mass production... Read more

NHA Symposium Returns with Bold Vision for Rotary Capabilities

NHA Symposium Returns with Bold Vision for Rotary Capabilities

13-Oct-2021Source: US Navy

The Naval Helicopter Association (NHA) completed its first in-person symposium at the Viejas Resort, Oct. 6-9, 2021, after pandemic precautions led the organization to cancel its symposium last year. The event, which included two full days of programming, centered on Naval Aviation’s bold vision for rotary wing aviation in the years ahead with the forward-looking... Read more

Boeing Signs First CH-47F Block II Chinook Production Contract

Boeing Signs First CH-47F Block II Chinook Production Contract

13-Oct-2021Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Army have signed a $136 million contract for the first CH-47F Block II Chinooks. The Army exercised options for four contracted CH-47F Block II Chinooks with the aircraft scheduled for delivery beginning 2023. Separately, the Army awarded Boeing a $29 million advanced procurement contract for the second production lot... Read more

US Navy and JMSDF Helicopter Squadrons Conduct Bi-lateral Exercises

US Navy and JMSDF Helicopter Squadrons Conduct Bi-lateral Exercises

13-Oct-2021Source: US Navy

Aircrews from the “Warlords” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 51 and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) “Mighty 59” of Air Development Squadron (VX) 51 conducted bi-lateral exercises, Sept. 14. An MH-60R Seahawk assigned to HSM-51 and an SH-60K assigned to VX-51 conducted a bilateral squadron Tactical Formation (TACFORM) flight, and a dual helicopter... Read more

Klimov to complete R&D on the VK-2500PS-02 helicopter engine by end of 2022

Klimov to complete R&D on the VK-2500PS-02 helicopter engine by end of 2022

13-Oct-2021Source: Rostec

The UEC-Klimov enterprise (part of the United Engine Corporation Rostec) will complete development work on the VK-2500PS-02 helicopter engine at the end of next year. The power plant is designed for operation on multifunctional helicopters of the Ka-32 type. At the moment, the developer has received a document from the Federal Air Transport Agency confirming that... Read more

Jaunt Air Mobility Enters into Definitive Agreement to Join The AIRO G

Jaunt Air Mobility Enters into Definitive Agreement to Join The AIRO G

13-Oct-2021Source: Jaunt Air Mobility

Jaunt Air Mobility has entered into an agreement to merge with the AIRO Group (US). Jaunt joins a group of six aerospace businesses all engaged in the next generation of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) technologies and services. The group offers commercial, military, robotics, manned/unmanned aerial systems and multi-modal aircraft and avionics systems. Jaunt Air Mobility... Read more

EASA Awards Kaman Composites Part 145 Certification

EASA Awards Kaman Composites Part 145 Certification

13-Oct-2021Source: Kaman

Kaman Composites – Wichita, Inc., an indirect subsidiary of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced today that its FAA Part 145 Repair Station in Wichita, Kansas, has earned European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval for composite structures repair. “This approval is just one step in the process of offering more composite repair capabilities to the commercial... Read more

Avfuel Selects CBL Markets as Carbon Credit Provider

Avfuel Selects CBL Markets as Carbon Credit Provider

13-Oct-2021Source: Avfuel

After launching its Carbon Offset Program last year, Avfuel Corporation—a leading global supplier of aviation fuel and services—announces its partnership with CBL Markets, a new carbon credit provider for the program.  CBL Markets will help the fuel supplier with back-end efficiencies for the program, including sourcing green projects, carbon credit accreditation and certificate retiring.   ... Read more

Nebraska State Patrol Adds Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

Nebraska State Patrol Adds Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

13-Oct-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the signed Bell 505 purchase agreement by the Nebraska State Patrol. The Bell 505 will join a Bell 407 to aid in daily public safety missions including search and rescue, surveillance, photography, criminal pursuits and apprehension, as well as natural disaster response. “As we approach... Read more

Synerjet becomes first Wingcopter partner in South America

Synerjet becomes first Wingcopter partner in South America

13-Oct-2021Source: Wingcopter

Leading delivery drone manufacturer Wingcopter and SYNERJET Corp today announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement. The agreement will allow the Latin American company to act as a distributor and local technical support provider for the Wingcopter 198, Wingcopter’s new flagship Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), to customers in the region. SYNERJET is one of... Read more

Avfuel Commits to Sustainability

Avfuel Commits to Sustainability

12-Oct-2021Source: Avfuel

As a leader in sustainable aviation solutions, Avfuel Corporation caps off an exciting year of developments by announcing a formal commitment to sustainability, including a new sustainability mission statement and a pledge to offset emissions annually.  According to the fuel supplier, Avfuel is committed to identifying, developing, providing and advocating for sustainable solutions, making it... Read more

Airbus UH-72 Lakota fleet surpasses one million flight hours

Airbus UH-72 Lakota fleet surpasses one million flight hours

12-Oct-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Airbus Helicopters UH-72 Lakota fleet has exceeded the one million flight-hour mark, some 15 years after the first Lakota UH-72A entered service for the U.S. Army and following the first delivery of the newest UH-72B to the National Guard, as announced at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) trade show in Washington,... Read more

Bell Huey: A Legend Retires in Germany

Bell Huey: A Legend Retires in Germany

12-Oct-2021Source: Bell

In Bückeburg, Lower Saxony on June 23, 2021, a rich, thumping sound rang above the helicopter museum near the moated castle. The characteristic outline of the “carpet beater,” as the Bell UH-1D is often called in the Bundeswehr, appeared in the sky. The two rotors with the powerful engine, to which this nickname is owed,... Read more

HAI Announces New SMS Program for Members

HAI Announces New SMS Program for Members

12-Oct-2021Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is excited to announce a new safety management system (SMS) software program designed for small operators and others with cost concerns. “One of the most exciting elements of the HAI SMS Program is how quickly and efficiently it will help to improve safety across operations,” says James Viola, president and CEO... Read more

Libra Group acquires KKR’s interest in LCI

Libra Group acquires KKR’s interest in LCI

12-Oct-2021Source: LCI Helicopters

LCI, a leading aviation leasing company, today announced that its parent company, the Libra Group, has acquired the minority interest in LCI Helicopters held by global investment firm KKR. Jaspal Jandu, CEO of LCI, stated: “We would like to thank the KKR team for their exemplary support these last seven years, helping LCI grow across... Read more

Vertical Aerospace recruits new COO from Rolls-Royce

Vertical Aerospace recruits new COO from Rolls-Royce

12-Oct-2021Source: Vertical Aerospace

Vertical Aerospace (“Vertical”), the aerospace and technology company that is pioneering electric aviation, announces the appointment of Harry Holt as Chief Operating Officer. The announcement further strengthens Vertical’s senior leadership team which is well-balanced and draws from industry leaders in the aviation, energy, engineering and technology sectors. Vertical has already received conditional pre-orders for a total... Read more

Airbus Helicopters pulls out of UK SAR2G contest

Airbus Helicopters pulls out of UK SAR2G contest

11-Oct-2021

As a submission deadline passed on Friday 8th October, Airbus Helicopters issued the following statement to HeliHub.com regarding their interest in the UK SAR 2G contest Airbus Helicopters is very disappointed to conclude that it was not in the best interests of the company to submit an offer in respect of the Maritime & Coastguard... Read more

American Helicopter Museum Unveils Restoration of Iconic Vintage Aircraft

American Helicopter Museum Unveils Restoration of Iconic Vintage Aircraft

11-Oct-2021Source: American Helicopter Museum

The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) wishes to invite members of the media to our exclusive, member’s-only unveiling of one of the most important helicopters in United States Coast Guard (USCG) rescue history, “the Gander Express,” a vintage 1945 Sikorsky HOS-1, that was restored by the Museum’s volunteers over an eight-year period. The... Read more

Boeing awarded $14M contract for field support of Spanish Army CH-47s

Boeing awarded $14M contract for field support of Spanish Army CH-47s

11-Oct-2021Source: Boeing

Boeing Aerospace Operations Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, was awarded a $14,080,006 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for contractor field service representatives support and for de-population and population support for Spanish Army CH-47 units. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of... Read more

US Foreign Military Sale of MH-60Rs to Australia

US Foreign Military Sale of MH-60Rs to Australia

11-Oct-2021Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Australia of MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters, Related Defense Services, and related equipment for an estimated cost of $985 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Australia... Read more

CAE awarded $7.6M contract to upgrade Danish MH-60R Mission Operational Flight Trainer

CAE awarded $7.6M contract to upgrade Danish MH-60R Mission Operational Flight Trainer

11-Oct-2021Source: US DoD

CAE USA Inc., Tampa, Florida, is awarded a $7,675,214 firm-fixed-price contract. This contract provides for the system configuration upgrade of one Defense Acquisition and Logistics Organization MH-60R Mission Operational Flight Trainer for the government of Denmark. Work will be performed in Tampa, Florida (60%); and Karup, Denmark (40%), and is expected to be completed in... Read more

Eve and Avantto to develop eVTOL ops in Brazil and Latin America

Eve and Avantto to develop eVTOL ops in Brazil and Latin America

11-Oct-2021Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve Urban Air Mobility, LLC, an Embraer company, and Aviation Management Services – Serviços Aeronáuticos Ltda. (“Avantto”) have signed a Letter of Intention and today announced a partnership aimed at developing the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem in Latin America. This partnership includes an order for 100 of Eve’s electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL)... Read more

Black Hall Aerospace awarded $27M for MD530F support in Lebanon

Black Hall Aerospace awarded $27M for MD530F support in Lebanon

11-Oct-2021Source: US DoD

Black Hall Aerospace Inc.,* Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $26,916,260 firm-fixed-price contract for contractor logistics services and contractor field service representative services needed to field, sustain and provide training and technical support to the Lebanese Air Force in support of the armed MD 530F helicopter. Bids were solicited via the internet with two received. Work... Read more

IBAC Appoints a New IS-BAO Programme Director

IBAC Appoints a New IS-BAO Programme Director

11-Oct-2021Source: IBAC

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) have announced the selection of Andrew Karas as the new IS-BAO™ Programme Director. Andrew is replacing former director, Bennet Walsh, who recently became the safety and security director for Hawaiian Airlines. As a licensed Airline Transport Pilot, Certified Flight Instructor, and Unmanned Aircraft/Drone pilot, Andrew has over 20 years’... Read more

Boeing awarded $44M for long-lead items for CH-47

Boeing awarded $44M for long-lead items for CH-47

11-Oct-2021Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $29,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for advance procurement long lead items to support lot 2 CH-47 Block II production. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2024. Fiscal 2021 aircraft... Read more

Embry-Riddle Study Assesses Medical Helicopter Risks

Embry-Riddle Study Assesses Medical Helicopter Risks

11-Oct-2021Source: Embry-Riddle

To transport injured patients, helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) pilots must fly at night, at low altitudes, over rough terrain and in bad weather. Sadly, compared with all other forms of aviation, medical helicopters are involved in twice the number of fatal accidents per 100,000 flight hours, research has shown. Richard Simonson, a Ph.D. candidate... Read more

GE awarded $131M for T700 components across US Navy H-60 and USMC AH-1 fleets

GE awarded $131M for T700 components across US Navy H-60 and USMC AH-1 fleets

11-Oct-2021Source: US DoD

General Electric Aviation, Lynn, Massachusetts, is awarded a not-to-exceed $131,600,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite delivery, performance-based logistics requirements contract for the repair, upgrade or replacement; inventory management; and required supply response times of two T-700 engine components in support of the Navy’s H-60 Seahawk and the Marine Corp’s AH-1 Cobra helicopters. The contract will include a five-year... Read more

Vertical Aerospace hires test pilot from Joby Aviation

Vertical Aerospace hires test pilot from Joby Aviation

11-Oct-2021Source: Vertical Aerospace

Vertical Aerospace (“Vertical”), the aerospace and technology company that is pioneering electric aviation, announces that Justin ‘Jif’ Paines has joined the company as Chief Test Pilot. Jif joins Vertical from Joby Aviation, where he held the same role for the past three years. Paines has an unrivalled understanding of the technical aspects of developing and... Read more

Boeing awarded $24M for AH-64 weapon system parts

Boeing awarded $24M for AH-64 weapon system parts

11-Oct-2021Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, has been awarded a maximum $16,050,000 firm‐fixed‐price, one-time buy contract for spare parts in support of the AH-64 Apache weapon system. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(2), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302‐1. This is a four-year contract with no option periods. Location... Read more

Spanish National Police explore use cases for eVTOL with EHang

Spanish National Police explore use cases for eVTOL with EHang

11-Oct-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 collaborates with the Spanish National Police to explore potential use cases for AAVs in emergency and security missions. At yesterday’s Press Day of Expodronica at World Air Traffic Management Congress, EHang made the... Read more

US Army unveils new Black Hawk variant UH-60V at Fort Indiantown Gap

US Army unveils new Black Hawk variant UH-60V at Fort Indiantown Gap

11-Oct-2021Source: US Army

The U.S. Army unveiled the newest variant of the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, the UH-60V, during a ceremony Wednesday at the Pennsylvania National Guard’s Eastern Army National Guard Aviation Training Site. EAATS received six UH-60Vs from the Utility Helicopter Program Office in late July, and since then, the school’s instructor pilots have been training on... Read more

Vita Inclinata Replicates Helicopter Litter Rescues at AUSA 2021

Vita Inclinata Replicates Helicopter Litter Rescues at AUSA 2021

8-Oct-2021Source: Vita Inclinata

Vita Inclinata (Vita), developer and producer of helicopter and crane load stabilization and precision hardware,  announced the company’s attendance at AUSA 2021, Booth #625. At the booth, the company is inviting show attendees to experience the Vita Rescue System Litter Attachment, as they are strapped in and safely hoisted into the air to experience the... Read more

Global Medical Response orders 21 new Airbus helicopters

Global Medical Response orders 21 new Airbus helicopters

8-Oct-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Global Medical Response (GMR) will add a total of 21 Airbus helicopters from the H125, H130 and H135 families to its growing air medical fleet, with options to include up to an additional 23 helicopters, bringing the total order potential up to 44 helicopters. “We fly a variety of Airbus products, but the main thing... Read more

VFS Reaches 160 Corporate Members

VFS Reaches 160 Corporate Members

8-Oct-2021Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS), the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, reports that it has continued to experience record growth, propelled largely by the continued expansion of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) / advanced air mobility (AAM) aircraft developments around the world.  As of Oct. 1, 2021, a total of... Read more

Helicopter Museum Receives PhRMA Stem Education Grant

Helicopter Museum Receives PhRMA Stem Education Grant

8-Oct-2021Source: American Helicopter Museum

The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) in West Chester is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $2,500 by the PhRMA Foundation. The funding, entitled the STEM Talent Pipeline Grant, will go toward AHMEC’s goal of providing the community with quality Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs. “We are extremely pleased... Read more

Bell Teams With CAE USA for US Army FLRAA and FARA Training

Bell Teams With CAE USA for US Army FLRAA and FARA Training

8-Oct-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced it has signed a teaming agreement with CAE USA Inc., a globally recognized training and mission systems integrator. As part of the collaboration, CAE has agreed to provide Maintenance Training Devices, to assist in the development of Flight Training Devices, and deliver other training products including... Read more

Heli-One appoints Norwegian based Customer Support Manager

Heli-One appoints Norwegian based Customer Support Manager

7-Oct-2021Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, announced that Brent Vlasman has joined the Sales, Commercial & Customer Support team as Customer Support Manager. He is based in Stavanger, Norway and will oversee a team of Customer Support Officers in Europe and Asia and be a key liaison for current... Read more

Bell Textron Canada Launches MRO Capability

Bell Textron Canada Launches MRO Capability

7-Oct-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a new maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service in its Mirabel, Canada facility. The increasing demand for customer support and services in North America prompted Bell to provide MRO services directly to all operators of Bell aircraft in Canada. The Mirabel facility provides these services... Read more

Ecocopter joins fleet to fight forest fires in Chile 

Ecocopter joins fleet to fight forest fires in Chile 

6-Oct-2021Source: Ecocopter

The commune of Til Til is on red alert due to the voracious forest fire in the area, where there are five helicopters and four airplanes flying over the area to extinguish the fire and prevent it from spreading. In addition to this, there is the Los Vilos fire, active since Monday. Climate change, the... Read more

First ACH130 Aston Martin Edition delivered in North America

First ACH130 Aston Martin Edition delivered in North America

6-Oct-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Canadian entrepreneur Charles Tremblay has become the first customer in North America to take delivery of an ACH130 Aston Martin Edition helicopter. A prominent member of the Quebec community and a licensed fixed-wing and helicopter pilot, Mr. Tremblay owns a construction company in Gatineau, QC, and will personally fly the helicopter for both personal and... Read more

Intevac Photonics Announces $16M IDIQ Contract for Apache Helicopter Program

Intevac Photonics Announces $16M IDIQ Contract for Apache Helicopter Program

6-Oct-2021Source: Intevac

Intevac, Inc. (Nasdaq: IVAC) announced it was awarded a five-year, firm-fixed-price, Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract with a maximum value of $16.3 million for the continued production of night vision cameras for the Apache Helicopter’s Modernized Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-PNVS) program for the U.S. Army. This contract, from the U.S. Army’s PM Apache Office in Huntsville,... Read more

Metro Aviation launches new Garmin GTN 650/750 Xi STC with Geisinger Life Flight

Metro Aviation launches new Garmin GTN 650/750 Xi STC with Geisinger Life Flight

6-Oct-2021Source: Metro Aviation

Geisinger Life Flight is flying high in Pennsylvania with a newly refurbished EC145, equipped with Metro Aviation’s newest STC for the Garmin GTN 650/750 Xi series, certified for SPIFR (Single Pilot Instrument Flight Rules) use in the EC145.  The Garmin 650/750 Xi allows pilots to visualize the entire flight plan, including holds and approaches, on... Read more

UK CAA announces eVTOL safety consortium 

UK CAA announces eVTOL safety consortium 

6-Oct-2021Source: UK CAA

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has established an international consortium of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) industry leaders and aviation experts. The group, which was announced at the HeliTech Expo today (5 October 2021) in London, will consider the safety challenges that need to be solved to allow eVTOL aircraft and drone taxis to... Read more

Story related to Children’s Air Ambulance and Specialist Aviation Services

Story related to Children’s Air Ambulance and Specialist Aviation Services

5-Oct-2021Source: HeliHub.com

HeliHub.com has suspended a story ran four hours ago regarding The Children’s Air Ambulance and Specialist Aviation Services. We are checking the accuracy of the text provided, which was largely based on a statement provided to the HeliHub.com news team. The story was suspended 7 minutes after the HeliHub office was contacted by a party... Read more

Helispeed win Cayman Police contract 

Helispeed win Cayman Police contract 

5-Oct-2021Source: HeliSpeed

Global aviation specialists, HeliSpeed, is awarded the coveted contract to support The Royal Cayman Island Police Service (RCIPS). The new partnership will boost Cayman’s capability in search and rescue, law enforcement and border protection operations. HeliSpeed is an aviation supplier that operates worldwide, with a growing network of over 2,500 aviation professionals. As part of... Read more

Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex Elects New Chair and Vice Chairs

Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex Elects New Chair and Vice Chairs

5-Oct-2021Source: Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex

Our Board of Trustees has elected Barney Burgess as Chair in succession to Dr Helen Bowcock OBE, DL. Professor Andrew Rhodes and Michael Docherty succeed Barney Burgess as joint Vice Chairs. The appointments take effect from December 2021. Barney Burgess, who joined our Board in 2017, has a broad business experience, having worked for McKinsey... Read more

HealthNet Aeromedical Services’ Aircraft Mechanic Receives National Award

HealthNet Aeromedical Services’ Aircraft Mechanic Receives National Award

5-Oct-2021Source: HealthNet Aeromedical Services

HealthNet Aeromedical Services and Air Methods Corporation are excited to announce that long-serving Aircraft Mechanic Mark Godbey is the recipient of the 2021 Association of Air Medical Services Transport Mechanic Award of Excellence. “Through his decades of service, Mark has earned a position of trust among our flight teams. They know that when they fly... Read more

Kopter & Leonardo participated in SAM 2021

Kopter & Leonardo participated in SAM 2021

5-Oct-2021Source: Leonardo

Kopter was very pleased to take part, together with its parent company Leonardo Helicopters, in the Symposium Air Mobility (SAM 2021) organised by the Swiss Aerospace Cluster in Lucerne on the 20th of September. For our group, it is essential to support such initiatives, as we are fully committed to playing a major role in... Read more

Reiser teams up with RS Flight Systems to provide new helicopter FNPTs and FTDs

Reiser teams up with RS Flight Systems to provide new helicopter FNPTs and FTDs

5-Oct-2021Source: Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH

Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH (RST) has teamed up with RS Flight Systems GmbH (RSFS) to provide innovative and cost-effective FNPT and FTD products to the market. The new product line called “F-light line” for “Flightsimulator light” will feature the well-proven Level D capable flight model together with the Helionix® avionics replica, supplied by RST.... Read more

Bristow Group Appoints Area Manager of Guyana

Bristow Group Appoints Area Manager of Guyana

5-Oct-2021Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) has appointed Courtney Byrne as the Area Manager, Guyana. In this position, Byrne will work closely with Bristow customers and across the company to deliver world-class service as we grow our operations in Guyana and foster relationships in the local community. He will manage the local day-to-day operations and will... Read more

ITC-AeroLeasing reports strong Q3

ITC-AeroLeasing reports strong Q3

5-Oct-2021Source: ITC-AeroLeasing

ITC-AeroLeasing is pleased to announce its aircraft trading division’s successful third quarter of 2021. This follows the strong first half of the year, which included multiple Japanese government projects as well as international brokerage deals involving fixed and rotary wing aircraft. The third quarter of the year was comprised of three sales to overseas customers... Read more

Leonardo addresses new naval challenges at Seafuture 2021

Leonardo addresses new naval challenges at Seafuture 2021

5-Oct-2021Source: Leonardo

With over 60 years’ experience working closely with many Navies and developing the technologies necessary to face the complex challenges imposed by new scenarios, Leonardo is sponsoring and exhibiting at the seventh edition of Seafuture 2021 in La Spezia, from 28 September to 1 October. The biennial international event – organised in collaboration with the... Read more

Honda’s vision for 2030 includes expansion into eVTOL

Honda’s vision for 2030 includes expansion into eVTOL

5-Oct-2021

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. introduced the technology development direction the company is currently pursuing for the challenges Honda is taking on in new areas while leveraging its core technologies. This direction leads to the fulfillment of Honda’s 2030 Vision of serving people worldwide with the “joy of expanding their life’s potential.” Honda Takes on Challenges... Read more

Texas Aerospace Technologies Appoints VP of Operations & OEM Development

Texas Aerospace Technologies Appoints VP of Operations & OEM Development

5-Oct-2021Source: Texas Aerospace Technologies

TEXAS AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGIES, a subsidiary of Texas Aerospace Services, is pleased to announce that Julie Westcott has been appointed Vice President of Operations & OEM Development.  Mrs. Westcott joins Texas Aerospace Technologies with over 37 years’ experience in the aviation industry.  Most recently Mrs. Westcott was the Director of Products & Programs for DAC International.... Read more

US Navy Establishes New Helicopter Squadron

US Navy Establishes New Helicopter Squadron

5-Oct-2021Source: US Navy

The U.S. Navy establishes a new helicopter squadron, Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 50, onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Mayport, Florida, Oct. 1. Primarily, HSM-50 “Valkyries” will be fully equipped with MH-60R Seahawks and will provide expeditionary aviation detachments in support of littoral combat ships and expeditionary independent deployers to meet global force management missions.... Read more

Leonardo rejuvenates Agusta as its VIP brand

Leonardo rejuvenates Agusta as its VIP brand

4-Oct-2021Source: Leonardo

Leonardo has announced the launch of a new initiative to reinforce its leading position in the world’s VIP/corporate helicopter market, as it pioneers new advanced and sustainable air mobility solutions in the vertical flight domain. Today Agusta becomes the brand that embodies the company’s distinctive design, technology and service philosophy and values in the executive... Read more

Oceania Aviation increases composites capabilities through acquisition

Oceania Aviation increases composites capabilities through acquisition

4-Oct-2021Source: Oceania Aviation

Oceania Aviation has finalised a strategic agreement with both Aero Composites Limited and Aero Design Limited which are based in Hamilton, New Zealand. Under the agreement, Oceania Aviation has purchased the manufacturing equipment of Aero Composites, which will facilitate Oceania’s Part 148 division to set up a new composites production facility in their Ardmore, Auckland... Read more

Bristow Adds Initial Training Scholarship to Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund for 2022

Bristow Adds Initial Training Scholarship to Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund for 2022

4-Oct-2021Source: Bristow

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund has announced an additional $5,000 scholarship to be awarded to a female starting in the helicopter aviation industry. The additional scholarship is available due to the commitment of the Bristow Group to support advancing the careers of the international organization’s members. The Whirly-Girls organization is an international organization of over 2,100... Read more

Rusada unveils Inventory Management App for ENVISION

Rusada unveils Inventory Management App for ENVISION

1-Oct-2021Source: Rusada

Rusada, the global aviation software provider, has released its latest mobile application for its Airworthiness, MRO, and Flight Operations solution ENVISION. ENVISION Stock allows warehouse and stores personnel to perform multiple common inventory tasks on-the-go. Users can receive, relocate, and issue stock as well as conduct inventory counts, and ship assets, all from a tablet... Read more

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