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Rockwell Collins awarded $15M for CH-47F avionics integration work

Rockwell Collins awarded $15M for CH-47F avionics integration work

30-Sep-2021Source: Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a $15,172,779 cost-plus fixed-fee contract for planning, implementation and integration of specific and emerging technology solutions into the Common Avionics Architecture System Operational Flight Program Cockpit System on the CH-47F. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with... Read more

Brazilian operators to purchase or lease up to 250 VA-X4 eVTOL

Brazilian operators to purchase or lease up to 250 VA-X4 eVTOL

30-Sep-2021Source: Avolon

Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, announces a partnership with Gol, Brazil’s largest airline and Grupo Comporte, Brazil’s leading transport operator, to commercialise an eVTOL ride sharing platform in Brazil. Avolon, Gol and Grupo Comporte will collaborate to identify and target local partners, infrastructure and certification requirements across a range of commercial models, launching one... Read more

Bell Boeing awarded $9M for V-22 control display unit work

Bell Boeing awarded $9M for V-22 control display unit work

30-Sep-2021Source: US DoD

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded an $8,947,039 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001921F0057) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001917G0002). This order provides for the design and development of a replacement keyboard unit for the V-22 control display unit due to functional obsolescence in support of the V-22 Flight Control System redesign. Work... Read more

STARS adds third crew rotation to deal with COVID case increase

STARS adds third crew rotation to deal with COVID case increase

30-Sep-2021Source: CBC

A doctor who works with the province’s helicopter air ambulance service says it was very important to bring in a third helicopter crew rotation to transport an increasing number of patients across the province. Dr. Dallas Pearson says STARS Air Ambulance has been very busy transferring patients across the province after a growing number of... Read more

I-Service Center rebrands as G2 Aviation

I-Service Center rebrands as G2 Aviation

29-Sep-2021Source: G2 Aviation

I-Service Center, a leading Canadian MRO and subsidiary of the Coast to Coast Helicopters Group, rebrands as G2 Aviation, taking its new name from the St Hubert, Quebec, Canada heliport code CTG2. The Coast to Coast Helicopters Group operated a fleet of more than 120 aircraft at its peak, making it one of the largest... Read more

Precision Aviation Training Announces Largest Class Ever

Precision Aviation Training Announces Largest Class Ever

29-Sep-2021Source: Precision Aviation Training

Precision Aviation Training, LLC (PAT) announced today their Fall Semester will be the largest class ever to enroll. According to Alison Plummer, General Manager of PAT, “This growth is largely built on the Cabri G2 and the increased safety benefits it provides.” Alison continued “We are seeing more students being very intentional about their training... Read more

Airbus enhances its support and services capability in China

Airbus enhances its support and services capability in China

29-Sep-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters is demonstrating its commitment and determination to better support its Chinese customers at the 13th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in the city of Zhuhai in China’s southern Guangdong Province. On the opening day of the show, Airbus Helicopters signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement and an HCare Smart Parts By Hour (PBH)... Read more

L3 awarded $35M contract for Apache Manned/Unmanned Teaming hardware

L3 awarded $35M contract for Apache Manned/Unmanned Teaming hardware

29-Sep-2021Source: US DoD

L3 Technologies Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah, was awarded a $35,409,911 modification (P00005) to contract W58RGZ-21-F-0144 for the Manned Unmanned Teaming hardware and technical/engineering support for the Apache attack helicopter. 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

Raytheon awarded $16M contract for night vision systems on CH-53K

Raytheon awarded $16M contract for night vision systems on CH-53K

29-Sep-2021Source: US DoD

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is awarded a $16,582,394 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001921F0810) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001920G0007). This order procures 15 Night Vision System AN/AAQ-44 Forward Looking Infrared kits; six for Lot 4 and nine for Lot 5 CH-53K production aircraft. In addition, this order procures production assets, technical support, and parts... Read more

GE awarded $8M contract for T64 engines for CH-53E helicopters

GE awarded $8M contract for T64 engines for CH-53E helicopters

29-Sep-2021Source: US DoD

General Electric – Aviation, Lynn, Massachusetts, is awarded an $8,245,146 cost-plus-fixed-fee-contract to procure four T-64 engine cores for the CH-53E aircraft as part of the T-64 Engine Reliability Improvement Program. Work will be performed in Lynn, Massachusetts (45%); Rutland, Vermont (28%); Havelock, North Carolina (18%); Madisonville, Kentucky (4%); Evendale, Ohio (4%); and various locations within... Read more

First CH-53K handed over to US Marine Corps

First CH-53K handed over to US Marine Corps

29-Sep-2021Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, today celebrated the first Connecticut-built CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter that will be delivered to the U.S. Marine Corps. This helicopter, which moves more troops and cargo more rapidly  from ship to shore, was the first all digitally designed helicopter. The CH-53K’s digital thread runs from design through production, maintenance, and sustainment,... Read more

Kaman Completes Delivery of 1500th Inlet Unit for Boeing CH-47 Program

Kaman Completes Delivery of 1500th Inlet Unit for Boeing CH-47 Program

29-Sep-2021Source: Kaman

Kaman Composites – Wichita, Inc., an indirect subsidiary of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), celebrated the delivery of the 1500th inlet unit for the CH-47 Boeing Program at the end of August. Originally developed in the late 1950s, the well-known Chinook CH-47 is among the heaviest lifting helicopters in operation today. “The CH-47 inlets exemplify our strong... Read more

Keystone Turbine Services Gains Dual M250-C47E Testing Certification

Keystone Turbine Services Gains Dual M250-C47E Testing Certification

29-Sep-2021Source: Keystone Turbine Services

Keystone Turbine Services, LLC (KTS – a Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG) Company), specialists in providing complete OEM-approved aftermarket maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for operators of all Rolls-Royce M250 series gas turbine engines plus Honeywell and Triumph related accessories and components (including spare parts and field service support), is pleased to announce their... Read more

AW09 flight tests move forward in Switzerland

AW09 flight tests move forward in Switzerland

29-Sep-2021Source: Leonardo

During the past months, the AW09 crew made an in-depth evaluation of all improvements installed on P3 early 2021. Significant data were gathered in handling qualities and performance with a number of aerodynamic modifications tested. Also, assessments of the human factors confirm that the Garmin cockpit is well suited for the AW09. Evaluating the aircraft... Read more

EHang long-range VT-30 AAV makes debut

EHang long-range VT-30 AAV makes debut

29-Sep-2021Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, today announced that its long-range dual-seat passenger-grade AAV VT-30 made its global debut at the unveiling ceremony and exhibition at the Jiuzhou Airport in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, before the upcoming 13th China International Aviation and Aerospace... Read more

Bell Boeing awarded $214M order for V22 flight control system redesign

Bell Boeing awarded $214M order for V22 flight control system redesign

29-Sep-2021Source: US DoD

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a $214,394,944 cost-plus-incentive-fee order (N0001921F0327) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001917G0002). This order provides for the redesign and development of the V-22 Flight Control System, to include the flight control computer, cockpit interface unit and associated test equipment due to functional obsolescence, cybersecurity initiatives,... Read more

Skyports plans north London eVTOL vertiport

Skyports plans north London eVTOL vertiport

29-Sep-2021Source: Skyports

Skyports, the world-leading owner and operator of vertiport infrastructure for the advanced air mobility (AAM) industry, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Brent Cross South Limited Partnership, a joint venture between Argent Related and Barnet Council, to develop a passenger air taxi vertiport at Brent Cross Town. Brent Cross Town, a 180-acre development... Read more

Piaggio Aerospace partners with Safran

Piaggio Aerospace partners with Safran

28-Sep-2021Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

The Italian aircraft and engine-parts manufacturer Piaggio Aerospace and the French company Safran Helicopter Engines have announced that they signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to cooperate on the production of the Ardiden 3 aeroengine family. The agreement covers the manufacture of critical parts for the variants of the Ardiden 3 family, both for turbopropulsor... Read more

Aero Asset Adds Two Helicopter Experts to its Commercial Team

Aero Asset Adds Two Helicopter Experts to its Commercial Team

28-Sep-2021Source: Aero Asset

Aero Asset, a leading global helicopter sales and market intelligence firm, has hired Vincent Dulbecco as Senior Sales Director and François Millian as Senior Director – Mission Critical Markets. Dulbecco is based in Milan, Italy and Millian in Toronto, Canada. “Aero Asset is delighted to bring two A-listers to its commercial team,” said President Emmanuel... Read more

Competition watchdog to dig deeper into CHC acquisition of Babcock

Competition watchdog to dig deeper into CHC acquisition of Babcock

27-Sep-2021Source: HeliHub.com

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the UK has given notice late last week that it will dig further into the merger of the offshore operations of Babcock and CHC. Although CHC has acquired Babcock’s offshore operations in UK, Denmark and Australia, clearly the UK authority only has jurisdiction over the UK aspect of... Read more

Bell Boeing begin Nacelle Improvements on US Air Force CV-22  

Bell Boeing begin Nacelle Improvements on US Air Force CV-22  

27-Sep-2021Source: Bell

The first Air Force CV-22 Osprey designated for nacelle improvement modifications arrived at Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Center on Sept. 21. The aircraft is part of an ongoing process by Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Boeing (NYSE: BA) (together referred to as “Bell Boeing”) to further increase the Osprey’s reliability and... Read more

Uber co-founder invests in drone delivery Pioneer Wingcopter

Uber co-founder invests in drone delivery Pioneer Wingcopter

27-Sep-2021Source: Wingcopter

Expa – a global network of startup founders supporting entrepreneurs through expertise, access, and funding – announced a strategic investment in Wingcopter. Getting things to where they need to go isn’t always simple and, often, can be critically urgent. That’s where Wingcopter comes in. The leading German company not only develops and manufactures autonomous delivery... Read more

MDHI Renews Agreement with Trinity Aviation

MDHI Renews Agreement with Trinity Aviation

27-Sep-2021Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is happy to announce the renewal of Trinity Aviation’s agreement as an authorized sales representative. The relationship with Trinity Aviation has been both beneficial and longstanding, starting back in 2015. Trinity Aviation, near Austin, Texas, has been a key partner in the used MD aircraft market and this new agreement provides... Read more

New Bell 407GXi Customer Takes Delivery by Undertaking Transatlantic Flight

New Bell 407GXi Customer Takes Delivery by Undertaking Transatlantic Flight

27-Sep-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has delivered a Bell 407GXi with an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) kit to a Ukrainian corporate customer. The aircraft will be used for corporate transportation around Ukraine. “The Bell 407GXi demonstrates incredible performance and has proven to be a reliable aircraft that supports the needs and... Read more

Quark Expeditions unveils immersive Polar Helicopter Program

Quark Expeditions unveils immersive Polar Helicopter Program

27-Sep-2021Source: Quark Expeditions

Quark Expeditions, the global Leader in Polar Adventures, unveiled details today of its immersive helicopter program made possible with the acquisition of two twin-engine Airbus H145 helicopters that are designed to take travelers deeper into the Polar Regions than any other helicopter in its class. “Last year we shared the excitement of Ultramarine‘s two twin-engine... Read more

Evolito launches low-weight electric motors to aviation market

Evolito launches low-weight electric motors to aviation market

27-Sep-2021Source: Evolito

Evolito, a new company developing and manufacturing electric motors and power electronics for aerospace applications, launched publicly today as a privately-owned business. Evolito was spun out earlier this year by YASA (the world-leading pioneer of automotive axial-flux electric motors acquired by Mercedes-Benz in July 2021) to exclusively commercialise YASA’s next-generation electric motor technology and IP... Read more

European Rotors reaches 135 exhibitors

European Rotors reaches 135 exhibitors

27-Sep-2021Source: European Rotors

With 135 registered exhibitors, EUROPEAN ROTORS in Cologne (16 to 18 November) is well on course to become the largest helicopter and VTOL event this year. But not only the vast array of exhibitors’ innovations, services and products are likely to meet with an interested audience, the conference programme also has plenty of highlights in... Read more

Wisk expands technical expertise with two appointments

Wisk expands technical expertise with two appointments

27-Sep-2021Source: Wisk

Wisk Aero, a leading Urban Air Mobility (UAM) company and developer of the first all-electric, self-flying air taxi in the U.S., has expanded its technical expertise with the addition of two new industry leaders: Jonathan Lovegren as Head of Autonomy and Sumita Tandon as Head of Software. “Creating an entirely new type of aircraft that... Read more

Alpine Aerotech develops STC for Bell 429 Cabin and Cargo Protection

Alpine Aerotech develops STC for Bell 429 Cabin and Cargo Protection

27-Sep-2021Source: ALPINE AEROTECH

ALPINE AEROTECH announced that they have officially received a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for protective floor and cargo panels designed for Bell 429 aircraft. Alpine Aerotech worked closely with both domestic, and international customers to ensure the kit is suitable... Read more

Archer rings NYSE opening bell as stock listing opens

Archer rings NYSE opening bell as stock listing opens

27-Sep-2021Source: Archer

Archer (NYSE: ACHR), a leading developer of eVTOL aircraft, celebrated the completion of its business combination with Atlas Crest Investment Corp. and listing on the NYSE with the ceremonial ringing of the NYSE opening bell. Archer’s story has been one of pragmatic planning, incredible teamwork and a relentless dedication to always moving forward. Because of... Read more

Marubeni Corporation explores eVTOL in Japan with 200 aircraft option

Marubeni Corporation explores eVTOL in Japan with 200 aircraft option

27-Sep-2021Source: Vertical Aerospace

Vertical Aerospace (“Vertical”), a leading British eVTOL manufacturer which is pioneering the transition to carbon free aviation, announced that Vertical and Marubeni Corporation (“Marubeni”), a leading Japanese integrated trading and investment business conglomerate have reached an agreement to explore sustainable, emissions free Advanced Aerial Mobility (AAM) travel solutions, focused on the application of Vertical’s flagship... Read more

EFW awarded $76M contract for AH-64 helmets

EFW awarded $76M contract for AH-64 helmets

27-Sep-2021Source: US DoD

EFW Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $75,984,294 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Integrated Helmet and Display Sight System spares that support the AH-64 Apache helicopter. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. This is a five-year contract with no option... Read more

Volocopter and Geely JV Orders 150 Volocopter Aircraft

Volocopter and Geely JV Orders 150 Volocopter Aircraft

27-Sep-2021Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), and Aerofugia, a subsidiary of China’s innovation-driven group, Geely Technology Group, announced the finalization of their joint venture (JV) company to introduce UAM in China. Operating under Volocopter (Chengdu) Technology Co., LTD (Volocopter Chengdu), the JV has signed an agreement to purchase 150 Volocopter aircraft. Geely Holding... Read more

S-92® Completes First Flight Using Biofuel

S-92® Completes First Flight Using Biofuel

27-Sep-2021Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company [NYSE: LMT] has approved the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), often referred to as biofuel, for the S-92 helicopter as an alternative to petroleum-based fuels and the aircraft completed its first flight. This approval occurs as companies across the aviation industry are taking steps to meet environmental challenges, including... Read more

Boeing Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Chinook First Flight

Boeing Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Chinook First Flight

23-Sep-2021Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Chinook operators around the world celebrated 60 years of Chinook flight as the company builds a new generation of the renowned rotorcraft. The H-47 Chinook’s prototype, known as the YCH-1B, first flew on Sept. 21, 1961. The aircraft took off in Philadelphia, the region where Boeing has built and incrementally improved... Read more

PJ Helicopters adds UH60 structural repair to Part 145 approval

PJ Helicopters adds UH60 structural repair to Part 145 approval

23-Sep-2021Source: PJ Helicopters

PJ Helicopters (PJH) is proud to announce FAA repair specification approval on structural reinforcements and repairs for the UH-60 series aircraft. This modification specifically targets the 34.5 web and 308 beam areas prone to cracking. This modification can be installed as a proactive or reactive measure on both L/H and R/H sides and will bring... Read more

30 Sep deadline for 2022 HAI Salute to Excellence nominations

30 Sep deadline for 2022 HAI Salute to Excellence nominations

23-Sep-2021Source: HAI

Within vertical aviation, there are pilots, mechanics/engineers, safety professionals, and others who go above and beyond to pursue professional excellence. Their dedication is an inspiration to us all. The HAI Salute to Excellence Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all forms of vertical aviation, including unmanned aircraft systems (UASs, or drones). New This Year HAI is... Read more

Bristow orders 50 eVTOL aircraft from British manufacturer Vertical

Bristow orders 50 eVTOL aircraft from British manufacturer Vertical

23-Sep-2021Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the world’s leading global provider of vertical flight solutions to government and civil organizations, and Vertical Aerospace Group Ltd (“Vertical”), a British engineering and aeronautical business pioneering zero-emissions aviation, announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under which the two firms will cooperate on the certification, operational planning and potential purchase... Read more

Kaman Unveils New Medium Lift UAV

Kaman Unveils New Medium Lift UAV

23-Sep-2021Source: Kaman

Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN) unveiled the KARGO UAV, the newest addition to its family of purpose-built, autonomous unmanned systems designed to be the new standard for expeditionary logistics. Built with the U.S. Armed Forces future operating concepts in mind, the KARGO UAV offers a rugged design for easy transport and deployment. The system’s compact form-factor... Read more

DRF tests blood delivery in Germany by drone

DRF tests blood delivery in Germany by drone

23-Sep-2021Source: Wingcopter

26 kilometers (16 miles) between Greifswald and Wolgast – that is the distance over which Wingcopter drones recently transported blood samples in the Northeast German federal state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. The flights were carried out by Greifswald University Medical Center in cooperation with DRF Luftrettung and Wingcopter as part of the MV|LIFE|DRONE Challenge project of... Read more

Airbus flight testing engine back-up system

Airbus flight testing engine back-up system

22-Sep-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters, in partnership with the French Civil Aviation Authority DGAC, has started flight testing an engine back-up system (EBS) onboard its Flightlab. The project opens the way to a future hybridised propulsion system for light helicopters while delivering concrete flight safety improvements in the short term. The campaign’s main target is to enhance flight... Read more

Bell to showcase Nexus Air Taxi at Smithsonian exhibition

Bell to showcase Nexus Air Taxi at Smithsonian exhibition

22-Sep-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the Bell Nexus Air Taxi will be on display in the new Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building (AIB) “FUTURES” exhibit coming this fall. The Bell Nexus Air Taxi, which made its public debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019, is Bell’s futuristic electric vertical... Read more

Urban-Air Ports partners with Hyundai to create 65 eVTOL hubs

Urban-Air Ports partners with Hyundai to create 65 eVTOL hubs

22-Sep-2021Source: Urban-Air Ports

UK start-up Urban-Air Port has announced a partnership with the Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group to develop the blueprint and foundations for Urban Air Mobility infrastructure to meet the growing demand for autonomous airborne drones and electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) passenger vehicles. The goal is to meet the growing demand... Read more

Dutch university collaborates with Eve and Embraer on sustainability of UAM ops

Dutch university collaborates with Eve and Embraer on sustainability of UAM ops

22-Sep-2021Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

People are on the move every day. Traveling is fundamental to people. However, mobility has consequences: cities can be noisy, crowded, and smog-prone. However, in relatively few places, the reality of what is available matches society’s aspirations for safe, clean, reliable, and inexpensive ways to get from A to B – and back. Environmentally friendly... Read more

Australia considers drone noise regulations

Australia considers drone noise regulations

22-Sep-2021Source: Australian Government

RPA, commonly referred to as drones, are an emerging and innovative technology being used around the world. Drones have a diversity of applications including in the agricultural sector, emergency services, infrastructure inspections and surveys, surf lifesaving, delivery of medical supplies, aerial photography and commercial delivery just to name a few. There are currently no internationally-mandated... Read more

Airbus reveals new CityAirbus

Airbus reveals new CityAirbus

22-Sep-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus has announced plans for a new CityAirbus at the Company’s first #AirbusSummit on “Pioneering Sustainable Aerospace” as the emerging Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market begins to firm up. Ushering in the next generation of CityAirbus, the fully electric vehicle is equipped with fixed wings, a V-shaped tail, and eight electrically powered propellers as part... Read more

Reiser expanding helicopter Full Flight Simulator portfolio

Reiser expanding helicopter Full Flight Simulator portfolio

22-Sep-2021Source: Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH

Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH (RST) expands its portfolio of innovative flight training solutions. The German simulator manufacturer is proud of having welcomed Swiss Air-Rescue (Rega) and Leonardo Helicopters to its headquarters for the signing of their latest contract. RST has been awarded a contract from Rega for the provision of a multi-platform Level D... Read more

Embraer’s Eve partners with Helipass to expand UAM ops in France

Embraer’s Eve partners with Helipass to expand UAM ops in France

22-Sep-2021Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions and Helipass, SAS, announced a new collaboration to accelerate and deploy electrical vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, also known in the market as EVA (Electrical Vertical Aircraft), across France and Europe. The partnership aims to fly Eve’s electric aircraft for a total of 50,000 flight hours per year. This... Read more

Telespazio selects Hughes HeloSat for airborne satellite comms

Telespazio selects Hughes HeloSat for airborne satellite comms

22-Sep-2021Source: Hughes Network Systems

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), an innovator in satellite and multi-transport technologies and networks for 50 years, announced that Telespazio, a joint venture between Leonardo (67%) and Thales (33%), has selected the Hughes HeloSat™ solution for satellite communications (SATCOM) for Leonardo’s helicopters. The solution combines the Hughes HM100 gateway and the HM400 modem for SATCOM... Read more

Babcock approved for BVLOS drone missions in Spain

Babcock approved for BVLOS drone missions in Spain

21-Sep-2021Source: Babcock

Babcock the aerospace, defence and security company is now the only operator in Spain with permission to fly commercial drones, weighing more than 25kg, beyond line of sight. In practical terms this means Babcock can now fly its own design, the LUA drone, in rural areas, night or day, carrying emergency support payloads of up... Read more

Bell opens 525 Experience Center in Norway

Bell opens 525 Experience Center in Norway

21-Sep-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, unveiled its new 525 Experience Center at the Stavanger Airport in Norway. The center is an innovative space designed to showcase the Bell 525 capabilities for customers in Norway who perform missions in oil and gas, search and rescue (SAR), and military operations. “Norway is a... Read more

CHC Safety & Quality Summit postponed

CHC Safety & Quality Summit postponed

20-Sep-2021Source: CHC

CHC circulated the following just before the weekend We hope this finds you and your team safe and well. We would like to share a short update on this year’s CHC Safety & Quality Summit. We are committed to holding an in-person Safety & Quality Summit in an environment that is safe and accessible for... Read more

Parker Hannifin awarded $10M contract for AH-64 servocylinder maintenance

Parker Hannifin awarded $10M contract for AH-64 servocylinder maintenance

20-Sep-2021Source: US DoD

Parker Hannifin, Irvine, California, was awarded a $10,500,167 firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance and overhaul of the AH-64 Apache servocylinder. 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 Sept. 17, 2026. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is... Read more

US approves $500M FMS request for Saudi helicopter maintenance support

US approves $500M FMS request for Saudi helicopter maintenance support

20-Sep-2021Source: US State Dept

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of Continuation of Maintenance Support Services (MSS) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $500 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Kingdom of... Read more

NHIndustries delivers last Italian Navy NH90 MITT

NHIndustries delivers last Italian Navy NH90 MITT

20-Sep-2021Source: NHIndustries

NHIndustries completes final delivery of the Italian Navy NH90 MITT Tactical Transport Helicopter fleet In line with the contractual schedule and Customer expectations, on August 26th NHIndustries completed the final delivery of an NH90 MITT (Maritime – Italian Navy Tactical Transport) helicopter to the Italian Navy. The aircraft is the last of ten MH-90s, which... Read more

Lilium begins trading on Nasdaq

Lilium begins trading on Nasdaq

20-Sep-2021Source: Lilium

Lilium GmbH (“Lilium”), positioned to be a global leader in regional electric air mobility, announced that it has completed its business combination with Qell Acquisition Corp. (“Qell”), a publicly listed special purpose acquisition company (Nasdaq: QELL). The transaction was approved by Qell’s shareholders on September 10, 2021, during a Special Meeting in which more than... Read more

Wysong Enterprises named GPMS Certified Installation Partner

Wysong Enterprises named GPMS Certified Installation Partner

20-Sep-2021Source: GPMS

GPMS, developer of the Foresight MX helicopter health monitoring system, announced that it is adding Wysong Enterprises to its expanding network of certified installers. “Wysong has outstanding capabilities in helicopter avionics, modifications, and maintenance and we’ve seen their first-rate work installing the Foresight kit on aircraft owned by our mutual customer Tennessee Valley Authority,” said... Read more

Urban Aeronautics secures $10M for CityHawk eVTOL

Urban Aeronautics secures $10M for CityHawk eVTOL

20-Sep-2021Source: Urban Aeronautics

Urban Aeronautics, the Israel-based aerospace company behind CityHawk, the advanced, compact eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle) with a distinct, wingless exterior and patented fully-enclosed Fancraft™ rotor system, today announced the first $10 million towards their next round. The added funds come after the latest successful test flights for the company’s tech demonstrator in early July, showcasing the CityHawk’s... Read more

EHang partners with Heli-Eastern for ops in Shenzhen

EHang partners with Heli-Eastern for ops in Shenzhen

20-Sep-2021

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, today announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with Shenzhen East General Aviation (“HELI-EASTERN”). HELI-EASTERN is a major low-altitude general aviation carrier and helicopter service provider in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (“Greater Bay Area”) in China. It... Read more

Viterra and STARS Team Up To Launch Calendar Campaign Fundraiser

Viterra and STARS Team Up To Launch Calendar Campaign Fundraiser

20-Sep-2021Source: Viterra

Viterra Inc. (“Viterra”) announced that it is once again teaming up with STARS to sponsor its 2022 fundraising calendar. This initiative is STARS’ second largest fundraiser, with tens of thousands of calendars sold annually. The calendars will be available for purchase at most Viterra facilities in Western Canada. This year’s campaign kicked off at STARS’... Read more

Volocopter Partners with Urban Movement Labs

Volocopter Partners with Urban Movement Labs

20-Sep-2021Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), announced that it has partnered with Los Angeles-based Urban Movement Labs (UML) to explore the application of Volocopter’s UAM solutions in the Los Angeles area. As part of Volocopter’s US market campaign, the company will also be present at CoMotion LA from 16-18 November 2021 for the... Read more

Phoenix Police Department to upgrade fleet with five new H125s

Phoenix Police Department to upgrade fleet with five new H125s

17-Sep-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Phoenix Police Department has signed a new order to upgrade its airborne law enforcement helicopter fleet with five new H125 helicopters. Deliveries are expected to begin next year. “We spent a lot of time analyzing which platform would best fit all of our operational needs as we began to renew our fleet, and the... Read more

LCI and SMFL expand JV with $120M fleet growth

LCI and SMFL expand JV with $120M fleet growth

16-Sep-2021Source: LCI

LCI, the leading helicopter leasing, management and investment platform, and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited (SMFL) have acquired and committed to an additional twelve next generation helicopters within their helicopter leasing joint venture. The helicopters, which are worth in excess of US$120 million, represent a more than 50% expansion of the joint venture’s... Read more

US hosts Royal Thai Army helicopter delegation

US hosts Royal Thai Army helicopter delegation

16-Sep-2021Source: Washington National Guard

Washington’s State Partnership Program kicked off another subject matter expert exchange by hosting a 10-member delegation of pilots and helicopter maintenance technicians from the Royal Thai Army. The cohort spent three weeks exchanging knowledge and expertise with their counterparts in the 96th Aviation Troop Command at the flight facility on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Aug. 23... Read more

EASA signs Working Arrangement with India

EASA signs Working Arrangement with India

16-Sep-2021Source: EASA

EASA and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of India (DGCA India) have signed a Working Arrangement to strengthen their relationship and to achieve common safety and environmental protection standards. The agreement aims at promoting cooperation, the understanding of each other’s regulatory systems and facilitating the exchange of aeronautical products, services and personnel. This agreement... Read more

CH-53K King Stallion logs first successful fleet mission

CH-53K King Stallion logs first successful fleet mission

16-Sep-2021Source: NAVAIR

The CH-53K King Stallion successfully recovered a Navy MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter from Mount Hogue in the White Mountains of California on Sunday, September 5. The two-day operation was the first official fleet mission for the Marine Corps’ new heavy lift capability, which is in the midst of Initial Operational Test and Evaluation with Marine Operational... Read more

CAE partners with Beta Technologies for eVTOL pilot and maintenance training

CAE partners with Beta Technologies for eVTOL pilot and maintenance training

16-Sep-2021Source: CAE

CAE announced that BETA Technologies (BETA) selected CAE as its partner of choice to design and develop its pilot and maintenance technician training program for the ALIA eVTOL aircraft. CAE will leverage its decades of training expertise to develop a full suite of innovative, digitally integrated curriculum and courseware solutions for the aviation workforce of... Read more

Whirly-Girls Open 2022 Scholarship Season

Whirly-Girls Open 2022 Scholarship Season

16-Sep-2021Source: Whirly-Girls

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund, Inc. is proud to announce the opening of the 2022scholarship season. Deserving female aviators can apply for over $100,000 of helicopter flight training and educational scholarships. These scholarships advance the helicopter industry by strengthening the talent pool and increasing diversity. Applications are due October 3st, 2021. This year, scholarship sponsors include... Read more

Leonardo and Northrop Grumman join forces on rotorcraft UAS opportunities

Leonardo and Northrop Grumman join forces on rotorcraft UAS opportunities

16-Sep-2021Source: Leonardo

Leonardo and Northrop Grumman announce their intention to jointly pursue opportunities in the Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS) domain. Drawing on Leonardo’s expertise in rotorcraft and Northrop Grumman’s capabilities in advanced aeronautics and next generation autonomous uncrewed aerial systems, the companies will focus on jointly addressing global opportunities in the VTOL... Read more

Aerometals adds Sikorsky S-70M capability to EIBF STC

Aerometals adds Sikorsky S-70M capability to EIBF STC

15-Sep-2021Source: Aerometals

Aerometals, a precision aerospace design and manufacturing company, has announced the addition of the S-70M airframe to their recently approved FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for Engine Inlet Barrier Filter (EIBF) protections. The company utilized exhaustive testing, high technology computational fluid dynamics modeling as well as bird strike analysis for its new generation engine protection... Read more

Bell Completes 100th consecutive On-Time Delivery of AH-1Z to US Marines

Bell Completes 100th consecutive On-Time Delivery of AH-1Z to US Marines

15-Sep-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has successfully completed its 100th consecutive on-time delivery of the AH-1Z aircraft to the U.S. Marine Corps, which began nearly four years ago. Bell accomplished this milestone through tight coordination with its manufacturing and assembly facilities, UAW 218, numerous suppliers, and government partners. The H-1 series... Read more

Leonardo reveals the first members of Team AW149 UK

Leonardo reveals the first members of Team AW149 UK

15-Sep-2021Source: Leonardo

Leonardo has announced the launch of Team AW149 UK, its onshore supply chain for the AW149 helicopter. Featuring more than 70 companies from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, Leonardo’s AW149 supply chain represents a cross-section of the best in British engineering and manufacturing. At the DSEI 2021 exhibition in London taking place this week,... Read more

Texas Aerospace Technologies annonces partnership with Genesys Aerosystems

Texas Aerospace Technologies annonces partnership with Genesys Aerosystems

15-Sep-2021Source: Texas Aerospace Technologies

TEXAS AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGIES, a subsidiary of Texas Aerospace Services, is pleased to announce our partnership with Genesys Aerosystems to support the sale of their HeliSAS product line in Latin America.  Genesys Aerosystems is the industry leader in manufacturing of helicopter autopilot & stability augmentation systems with products for many popular helicopters from the world’s leading... Read more

Thoroughbred Aviation Opens New Helicopter Maintenance Facility

Thoroughbred Aviation Opens New Helicopter Maintenance Facility

15-Sep-2021Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is pleased to congratulate Thoroughbred Aviation Maintenance on its expansion at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky. The largest aircraft maintenance provider in Kentucky, Thoroughbred Aviation cut the ribbon on a new 20,000 square-foot facility, dedicated to expanding helicopter and fixed-wing maintenance. Attending the event were Rocky Adkins, Senior Advisor to... Read more

Swiss Air-Rescue Rega partners with Dufour Aerospace on Aero3 eVTOL aircraft

Swiss Air-Rescue Rega partners with Dufour Aerospace on Aero3 eVTOL aircraft

14-Sep-2021Source: Dufour Aerospace

Dufour Aerospace and Swiss Air-Rescue Rega – the leading Swiss air rescue organization – announced development cooperation for the air ambulance version of Aero3, Dufour Aerospace’s new and innovative aircraft for patient transport and emergency medical services. The Aero3 is the first of its kind to feature a tilt-wing design with exceptional space, load, and... Read more

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