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Honeywell power systems and generators selected for SB1 Defiant X

Honeywell power systems and generators selected for SB1 Defiant X

27-Apr-2022Source: Honeywell

A variety of Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON) engine and power systems technology has been selected by Lockheed Martin Sikorsky-Boeing for its DEFIANT X® helicopter, currently a contender to win the U.S. Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) competition. Team DEFIANT selected Honeywell’s GTCP 36-150 auxiliary power units (APUs) series, as well as Honeywell’s main engine generator and APU... Read more

World’s first eVTOL vertiport opens in UK

World’s first eVTOL vertiport opens in UK

27-Apr-2022Source: Urban-Air Port

Urban-Air Port®, the UK-based developer of ground infrastructure for air taxis and autonomous delivery drones, opens “Air-One®”, a world-first demonstration of a fully-operational hub for electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles – such as air taxis – and autonomous cargo drones, heralding a new age of zero-emission, low-congestion urban transport. Urban-Air Port® – backed by... Read more

USMC declares Initial Operational Capability of CH-53K

USMC declares Initial Operational Capability of CH-53K

26-Apr-2022Source: Lockheed Martin

The U.S. Marine Corps declared Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter, validating the platform’s operational readiness to forward deploy Marines and equipment across the globe. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT) designed and manufactures the CH-53K, which enables the U.S. Marine Corps and international militaries to move troops and equipment... Read more

HeliOffshore completes successful 2022 Conference

HeliOffshore completes successful 2022 Conference

26-Apr-2022Source: HeliOffshore

This past weekend (23.04 to 24.04.2022), the HeliOffshore Conference and AGM 2022 gathered senior industry stakeholders to identify the right priorities, actions and resources to transform frontline safety performance.   HeliOffshore members considered the safety, viability and sustainability of the industry leading up to 2040, and essential activity required to ensure no lives are lost... Read more

Safran renews MCO contract for French government engines for 10 years

Safran renews MCO contract for French government engines for 10 years

26-Apr-2022Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines and the French Aerospace Maintenance Agency (DMAé, Direction de la Maintenance Aéronautique) have renewed for 10 years their contract to maintain the French government’s helicopter engines in operational condition. Designated Saturne (Soutien Avancé des Turbines de l’Etat), the contract ensures the availability and MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) of all 1,500 engines... Read more

West Virginia Guard unit receives 1st new medevac Black Hawk

West Virginia Guard unit receives 1st new medevac Black Hawk

26-Apr-2022Source: US National Guard

The West Virginia National Guard’s Company C, 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion, Aeromedical Evacuation Company, received its first of six new HH-60M “Mike” model Black Hawk helicopters April 12. Built by Sikorsky Aircraft for the U.S. Army, the HH-60M supports aerial medical and ambulatory patient transport medevac services such as evacuating wounded troops from the... Read more

Meet the BHA at RotorTech

Meet the BHA at RotorTech

26-Apr-2022Source: RotorTech

RotorTech, in association with BHA, will incorporate a ‘Meet the BHA’ initiative for its 2022 Event with a BHA meeting area and a seminar event hosted by Tim Fauchon, CEO of the association. The seminar will include a swift round-up of EASA, Department for Transport, and CAA issues and plans which may affect the private... Read more

HAI annonces 2022 Scholarship winners

HAI annonces 2022 Scholarship winners

26-Apr-2022Source: HAI

Thirteen aviation students receive awards supporting HAI’s mission to educate next generation of vertical flight professionals. HAI has awarded 13 scholarships for 2022, the association announced Apr. 14. The scholarships, which are open to students around the world, support HAI’s mission to educate the next generation of rotorcraft professionals. HAI makes available annually up to... Read more

Native Air 7 celebrates 20 years of serving Central Arizona

Native Air 7 celebrates 20 years of serving Central Arizona

26-Apr-2022Source: Air Methods

Native Air, a subsidiary of Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider in the U.S., announced that it is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of its Native Air 7 air ambulance service this month long. Since opening their doors in April 2002, the Native Air 7 crew has remained committed to providing lifesaving care to residents in... Read more

NAAA cautions drone operators to steer clear of manned ag aircraft

NAAA cautions drone operators to steer clear of manned ag aircraft

25-Apr-2022Source: Ag Aircraft

As the nation enters the upcoming growing season, the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) is asking all unmanned aircraft (UA) operators to be mindful of low-altitude manned agricultural aircraft operations. Agricultural aviators treat 127 million acres of cropland in the United States each year and perform a variety of services that help farmers increase productivity... Read more

Robb Report features Hill Helicopters HX50

Robb Report features Hill Helicopters HX50

25-Apr-2022Source: Yahoo

Pilots may soon be able to say farewell to charter firms and fleets—that is, if Hill Helicopters has anything to say about it. The British aviation outfit has unveiled what it claims is the “world’s first fully private helicopter.” The brainchild of chief engineer Jason Hill, the new Hill HX50 is designed specifically for private... Read more

US Marine Corps Deactivates HMH-463

US Marine Corps Deactivates HMH-463

25-Apr-2022Source: US Marine Corps

The oldest flying squadron of Marine Aircraft Group 24, Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 (HMH-463), “Pegasus,” cased its colors and deactivated during a ceremony here today. HMH-463 first activated July 20, 1944, at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina as Marine Bombing Squadron 463. Since the original activation, the squadron has operated on... Read more

GE Aviation joins Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials to help advance SAF

GE Aviation joins Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials to help advance SAF

25-Apr-2022Source: GE Aviation

GE Aviation, a world-leading provider of aircraft engines, systems and services, has recently joined the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) to further advance its ambition to be a net-zero company by 2050 and help the aviation industry decarbonize. By becoming an RSB member, GE Aviation looks to collaborate on standards-setting and policy discussions that incentivize... Read more

HAI Board appoints special advisor on international issues

HAI Board appoints special advisor on international issues

25-Apr-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Francois Lassale as special advisor – international by the association’s board of directors. Lassale, formerly with HeliOffshore and now CEO of Heli SGI in Denpasar Selatan, Bali, Indonesia, was chosen for the new post during HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 in Dallas in March. “We are... Read more

Rotorcorp President Reappointed to US Trade Committee

Rotorcorp President Reappointed to US Trade Committee

25-Apr-2022Source: Rotorcorp

Rotorcorp LLC announced the official appointment of company President Sean T. Casey to a second term as a member of the Industry Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC) for Aerospace Equipment. ITACs are a unique public-private partnership jointly managed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Office of United States Trade Representative (USTR) that engages business... Read more

Archer Aviation Announces Leadership Transition

Archer Aviation Announces Leadership Transition

25-Apr-2022Source: Archer Aviation

Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR) today announced that Adam Goldstein has been named sole CEO, as the company prepares for its next phase of growth in the fast-developing urban air mobility market. Brett Adcock, Archer’s co-founder and former co-CEO, will remain on the Company’s Board of Directors. The Company took this step, which it believes... Read more

Spidertracks announces new equity investor

Spidertracks announces new equity investor

25-Apr-2022Source: Spidertracks

Spidertracks, the market leader in aircraft tracking, fleet management, and aviation safety solutions, announces the close of a significant growth equity recapitalization with Arcadea Group, the only permanent-capital growth equity investor in software companies globally. ‍ The transaction will enable sustained, strong growth and rapidly increased innovation as the Company scales up to meet global... Read more

Skytrac acquires TrooTrax flight following and mission platform

Skytrac acquires TrooTrax flight following and mission platform

25-Apr-2022Source: SKYTRAC

SKYTRAC, a global leader in aerospace intelligent connectivity and satellite communications, today announced it has acquired the assets of Troo Corporation’s (“Troo”) aviation division. The acquisition includes the TrooTrax platform, which provides real-time map-based predictive flight following, mission monitoring, and location intelligence to Operational Control Centers (OCCs) and flight departments around the world. Founded in... Read more

Erickson awarded $16M contract for fixed-wing and rotary-wing air services

Erickson awarded $16M contract for fixed-wing and rotary-wing air services

25-Apr-2022Source: Erickson

Erickson Helicopters Inc., Portland, Oregon, was awarded a modification (P00014) on firm-fixed-price contract HTC711-18-D-R023 in the amount of $16,379,297. This modification provides continued dedicated fixed-wing and rotary-wing air services. Work will be performed at Edwin Andrews Air Base, Philippines. The period of performance is from March 28, 2022, to Sept. 27, 2022. Fiscal 2022 transportation... Read more

Leonardo supports Sloane Helicopters expansion of VIP twin market in UK and Ireland

Leonardo supports Sloane Helicopters expansion of VIP twin market in UK and Ireland

25-Apr-2022Source: Leonardo

With a global fleet of more than 900 VIP/corporate helicopters, over 35% of which are based in Europe (the world’s largest commercial helicopter market) and 13% flying in UK and Ireland, it is clear Leonardo’s executive aircraft are popular among private, charter and scheduled services operators in this market. Leonardo has a long established presence... Read more

Castle Air double the size of Biggin Hill facility

Castle Air double the size of Biggin Hill facility

25-Apr-2022Source: Castle Air Group

Castle Air Group; (The leading UK based helicopter company), double the size of their London Biggin Hill Airport facility with the addition of a 20,000-sq ft  adjacent  hangar and office space.  As Castle Air Group continues to expand, (with the recent addition of the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust contract), the leading London helicopter provider hopes... Read more

Eve and Thales enter partnership to develop eVTOL

Eve and Thales enter partnership to develop eVTOL

25-Apr-2022Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve UAM, LLC, an Embraer company, and Thales, a global technology leader providing solutions, services and products in the defense, aeronautics, space, transportation, digital identity, and security markets, have teamed up to support the development of Eve’s electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) in Brazil. The strategic partnership involves a series of joint studies... Read more

Mountainflyers achieves 2000 hours on Bell 505 fleet

Mountainflyers achieves 2000 hours on Bell 505 fleet

25-Apr-2022Source: Bell

Mountainflyers started its operations with the Bell 505 over two years ago, having taken delivery of its first 505 in March 2020. It operates a fleet of three Bell 505s at three different locations, which between them have already accumulated a milestone 2,000 flight hours. Thanks to the aircraft’s impressive versatility, Mountainflyers’ utilization of the... Read more

Leonardo awarded $29M contract for delivery of AW119Kx to Israel

Leonardo awarded $29M contract for delivery of AW119Kx to Israel

25-Apr-2022Source: Leonardo

Leonardo welcomes the $ 29 million USD contract award by the U.S. Department of Defense for new AW119Kx aircraft in the framework of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to Israel, with the U.S. Army Contracting Command as the contracting activity. The aircraft will be fully produced at Leonardo’s facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Israel’s Ministry of Defence... Read more

US approves $997M request from Nigeria for 12 AH-1Z

US approves $997M request from Nigeria for 12 AH-1Z

25-Apr-2022Source: US State Dept

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Nigeria of AH-1Z Attack Helicopter Related FMS Acquisitions and related equipment for an estimated cost of $997 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Nigeria... Read more

UK Helicopter pilot sentenced for forging licence

UK Helicopter pilot sentenced for forging licence

25-Apr-2022Source: CAA

A commercial helicopter pilot has been sentenced to 24 months imprisonment, suspended for 24 months, at Lewes Crown Court on 6 April 2022 for forging revalidations in his pilot’s licence, making false entries in his personal flying log and flying a helicopter without an appropriate licence. Giles Dumper, 41, of Horley, West Sussex, was sentenced... Read more

Air Covers receives Queen’s Award for International Trade

Air Covers receives Queen’s Award for International Trade

22-Apr-2022Source: Air Covers

Air Covers has been given the Queen’s Award for International Trade, by the Lord Lieutenant of Powys at the company’s premises on Wrexham Industrial Estate. The Award is the highest independent business accolade in the UK and reflects year on year growth by the specialist protective cover company. Air Covers uses 3D Lidar scanning to... Read more

Czech Republic Chief of Defense Signs Beams of AH‑1Z and UH‑1Y

Czech Republic Chief of Defense Signs Beams of AH‑1Z and UH‑1Y

21-Apr-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, completed another step in the production of AH-1Z and UH-1Y helicopters for international customers. Czech Republic Chief of Defense (CHOD) Gen. Aleš Opata, Deputy Minister of Defence František Šulc and delegates visited Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Center in a landmark meeting to observe the Czech Republic H-1... Read more

VFS Announces 2022 DiversiFlite Winners

VFS Announces 2022 DiversiFlite Winners

20-Apr-2022Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society today announced the selected participants for its inaugural DiversiFlite Scholars program. The three winners will be recognized at the Grand Awards Breakfast on Thursday, May 12, 2022, during the Society’s 78th Annual Forum & Technology Display in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. The program selects promising engineering students interested in vertical flight... Read more

City of Fontana spends $2.8M in coronavirus aid on pre-owned AS350B2

City of Fontana spends $2.8M in coronavirus aid on pre-owned AS350B2

20-Apr-2022Source: The Sun

Fontana will spend $2.8 million in American Rescue Plan funds on a previously-owned helicopter to bolster public safety and fire and emergency medical services. See Full Story. ... Read more

Columbia River Bar Pilots to replace AW109SP with new aircraft

Columbia River Bar Pilots to replace AW109SP with new aircraft

20-Apr-2022Source: HeliHub.com

Columbia River Bar Pilots have utilised a helicopter to transfer marine pilots for over 20 years, having commenced with an MD Explorer as a trial back in 1998.  Settling for the AW109 platform, they utilised both a 109K2 and then a 109E Power, with flight operations managed by Arctic Air Service. In 2012, and in... Read more

Schiebel wins follow-on contract with Royal Thai Navy

Schiebel wins follow-on contract with Royal Thai Navy

20-Apr-2022Source: Schiebel

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

Means of Compliance proposals submitted for Lilium

Means of Compliance proposals submitted for Lilium

19-Apr-2022Source: Lilium

Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, announced today that it has submitted a full set of Means of Compliance proposals to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (“EASA”) for the type certification of the Lilium Jet. The submission to EASA represents a milestone on the... Read more

Wisk partners with AAM infrastructure specialist Skyports

Wisk partners with AAM infrastructure specialist Skyports

19-Apr-2022Source: Wisk

Wisk Aero, a leading Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company and developer of the first all-electric, self-flying air taxi in the US, and Skyports, the world-leading designer, developer, and operator of vertiports (landing sites for eVTOL aircraft), are partnering to integrate autonomous, electric, vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft operations at vertiports and other ground-based infrastructure.... Read more

Difco starts construction of first US eVTOL vertiport

Difco starts construction of first US eVTOL vertiport

14-Apr-2022Source: DIFCO

DIFCO, Inc.® of Davenport, IA, initiated construction on America’s first electric Vertical Take Off and Landing (eVTOL) vertiport facility in Rock Island, Illinois. Officially named; The Corporal Jason G. Pautsch Vertiport, the site is located centrally within the four Quad Cities metropolitan area and will include corporate hangar facilities for lease, refueling services, an executive... Read more

Indian Coast Guard adds two more Dhruv helicopters

Indian Coast Guard adds two more Dhruv helicopters

14-Apr-2022Source: The New Indian Express

In a major boost to India’s Maritime Security, two indigenously designed and manufactured Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) MK III were formally welcomed on March 31 at the Indian Coast Guard Air Enclave in Kochi. Aircraft were ceremonially inducted into service with a traditional water cannon salute. The induction marks a boost to coastal security... Read more

HAL signs second contract for Nigerian Army training on Chetak

HAL signs second contract for Nigerian Army training on Chetak

14-Apr-2022Source: HAL

HAL signed a contract with Nigerian Army for imparting Phase-II flying training on Chetak Helicopter for six officers of Nigerian Army Aviation.  This marks the continuation of contract signed in April 2021 for imparting Phase-I flying training to six Nigerian Army aviation officers, which was successfully executed in December 2021. The Phase-II flying training on... Read more

Rocket Lab to try mid-air helicopter capture of Electron rocket

Rocket Lab to try mid-air helicopter capture of Electron rocket

14-Apr-2022Source: Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab USA, Inc (Nasdaq: RKLB) (“Rocket Lab”), a leading launch and space systems company, has announced that during its next Electron launch, a commercial rideshare mission currently scheduled in April 2022, the company will attempt a mid-air helicopter capture of the Electron launch vehicle for the first time. The “There and Back Again” mission,... Read more

KAMAN receives follow-on award for HH-60W cockpit

KAMAN receives follow-on award for HH-60W cockpit

14-Apr-2022Source: Kaman

Kaman Aerospace Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN), announced that its Kaman Aerospace Jacksonville Division located in Jacksonville, Florida (Kaman) has received a follow on award from Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), for the HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) cockpit. This award secures deliveries of the HH-60W cockpit from 2022... Read more

Salford Royal helipad construction to begin with £2M funding pledge

Salford Royal helipad construction to begin with £2M funding pledge

14-Apr-2022Source: HELP Appeal

Thanks to a £2 million pledge from the HELP Appeal, the only charity in the country funding NHS hospital helipads, Salford Royal’s new hospital will have a new rooftop helipad that will be able  to receive seriously injured or ill patients flown directly in by helicopter. It means that up to 20 minutes will be... Read more

First annual Lilium Supplier Day

First annual Lilium Supplier Day

14-Apr-2022Source: Lilium

Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, held its first ever annual Supplier Day yesterday and welcomed 168 guests from 74 current and prospective suppliers to its headquarters in Munich. Lilium’s ecosystem of leading aerospace and technology suppliers – including Honeywell, Toray, Aciturri and CUSTOMCELLS –... Read more

Life Link III names Chief Medical Officer

Life Link III names Chief Medical Officer

14-Apr-2022Source: Life Link III

Life Link III has announced that Dr. Bjorn Peterson is now serving as Chief Medical Officer for the organization. Dr. Peterson brings extensive experience in working in emergency medicine, both in EMS and pre-hospital critical care. He succeeds Dr. R.J. Frascone, who officially retired from Life Link III following 36 years of service on April... Read more

Blade to provide air service for Festival in the Desert

Blade to provide air service for Festival in the Desert

14-Apr-2022Source: Blade Air Mobility

Blade Air Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLDE, “Blade”), a technology-powered global air mobility platform, announced today that it is providing helicopter, plane and jet service between Los Angeles and Indio, California over both desert festival weekends (April 14th–25th), starting at $975 per seat. Festivalgoers will fly directly between Santa Monica Airport on the Westside of Los... Read more

Birchcliff Energy provides $1.5 million to STARS fleet in Grande Prairie

Birchcliff Energy provides $1.5 million to STARS fleet in Grande Prairie

14-Apr-2022Source: STARS

STARS’ fleet renewal capital campaign has received a major boost with a $1.5 million gift from Birchcliff Energy, helping to secure a new H145 helicopter to serve the Grande Prairie region. The Keep the Fight in Flight campaign launched in 2018 across Western Canada to renew STARS’ aging aircraft fleet with new Airbus H145 helicopters,... Read more

Brazil sells first ACH160 Line Lounge in Latin America

Brazil sells first ACH160 Line Lounge in Latin America

13-Apr-2022Source: Helibras

The sale of an Airbus ACH160 Line Lounge to a Brazilian customer reinforces the continued success of Airbus Corporate Helicopters in the Brazilian executive market. Intended for private transport, the helicopter will be the third ACH160 sold in Brazil to two different customers and the first with the new ACH Line Lounge interior – the... Read more

Sikorsky granted $27M contract for support of CH-53K Production

Sikorsky granted $27M contract for support of CH-53K Production

13-Apr-2022Source: US DoD

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $27,378,339 firm-fixed-price order (N0001922F2312) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This order procures rate tooling and non-recurring engineering in support of achieving a production quantity at full rate of up to 24 CH-53K aircraft per year. Work will be performed in Stratford, and... Read more

FedEx to test autonomous drone delivery with Elroy Air

FedEx to test autonomous drone delivery with Elroy Air

13-Apr-2022Source: FedEx

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, is teaming up with California Bay Area-based Elroy Air, the company building the first end-to-end autonomous vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aerial cargo system. As a first of its kind agreement in the U.S., FedEx Express will develop plans... Read more

MD Helicopters Presents “Excellence” Award to PAG

MD Helicopters Presents “Excellence” Award to PAG

13-Apr-2022Source: PAG

Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the Worldwide Aerospace and Defense industries was recognized by MD Helicopters during the manufacturer’s Authorized Service Center briefing event with the “Excellence” award on March 8th. The annual awards program, held during the Heli-Expo show, recognizes authorized MD Helicopter service centers... Read more

VFS returns to in-person Forums after two years

VFS returns to in-person Forums after two years

13-Apr-2022Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society’s 78th Annual Forum & Technology Display is the world’s leading international technical event on vertical flight technology. The conference will span three days and include 200+ technical papers on every discipline from Acoustics to Unmanned Systems, as well as invited presentations and discussions by leaders in the military, government agencies and... Read more

EASA issues world’s first design specifications for vertiports

EASA issues world’s first design specifications for vertiports

13-Apr-2022Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency published the world’s first guidance for the design of vertiports, the ground infrastructure needed for the safe operation of Urban Air Mobility services such as air taxis in locations across Europe, including in urban areas. The Prototype Technical Design Specifications for Vertiports offers guidance to urban planners and local... Read more

Dart to certify Fire Attack® System on five-bladed H145

Dart to certify Fire Attack® System on five-bladed H145

13-Apr-2022Source: DART Aerospace

Japan Aerospace Corporation (JAC) and Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) have signed an agreement with DART Aerospace to design and certify a fire attack® system for the new five-bladed H145//BK117D-3. The partnership came at the request of DART representative JAC to market a fire attack® system for the H145 helicopter in Japan. KHI, who will assemble... Read more

Aviation and Aerospace Partnership Improves Canadian Air Mobility Future

Aviation and Aerospace Partnership Improves Canadian Air Mobility Future

13-Apr-2022Source: Canadian Aviation News

The future of aviation and aerospace in Canada looks brighter today with the creation of a partnership between two groups on a mission to improve Canadian air mobility. The Canadian Advanced Air Mobility consortium (CAAM) and the Centre for Advanced Research and Training in Aviation, Mobility and Space (CARTAMS) announced today their partnership to build... Read more

Virginia Flight Information Exchange Key to Future of UAS and AAM

Virginia Flight Information Exchange Key to Future of UAS and AAM

13-Apr-2022Source: Virginia Department of Aviation

The Unmanned Aerial Systems industry has been clear that the #1 factor holding back growth is a lack of clarity. Through FAA programs like Data Exchange and UAS Service Suppliers (USSes), the federal government is meeting its commitments to support the industry with regulations addressing operations in controlled airspace. Now, Virginia is helping to provide... Read more

Urban-Air Port Powered by Dassault Systèmes

Urban-Air Port Powered by Dassault Systèmes

13-Apr-2022Source: Urban-Air Ports

Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: FR0014003TT8, DSY.PA) announced that Urban-Air Port has selected Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Platform to provide the digital architecture for design, development, and operational management of its vertiportsites around the world. At the forefront of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM), Urban-Air Port designs, develops and operates new forms of ground and air infrastructure for... Read more

Lilium begins flight testing in Spain

Lilium begins flight testing in Spain

13-Apr-2022Source: Lilium

(Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, announced that it has begun the next phase of flight testing in Spain with its 5th generation technology demonstrator, Phoenix 2. Over the coming months at the ATLAS Flight Test Center, Lilium plans to extend the flight envelope through... Read more

Avfuel and Neste Exhibit together at SDC2022

Avfuel and Neste Exhibit together at SDC2022

13-Apr-2022Source: Avfuel

Avfuel Corporation and Neste have collaborated to exhibit together in the Avfuel Aisles at SDC2022 in San Diego. The convention marks the first time Avfuel—a leading global supplier of aviation fuel and services—will have one of the world’s foremost producers of renewable fuels as a co-exhibitor at a tradeshow. Attendees can meet with Neste representatives... Read more

EHang Receives Pre-Order for 100 Units of EH216 AAVs

EHang Receives Pre-Order for 100 Units of EH216 AAVs

12-Apr-2022Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced that EHang has received a pre-order for 100 units of EH216 AAVs from Prestige Aviation, an Indonesian aviation company and a subsidiary of Prestige Corp., at the contract signing ceremony during the Indonesia International Motor... Read more

DRF Luftrettung says goodbye to Christoph 111

DRF Luftrettung says goodbye to Christoph 111

12-Apr-2022Source: DRF Luftrettung

At the end of March 2020, DRF Luftrettung provided another helicopter at Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden Airport to provide support in the corona pandemic in addition to the public system. Christoph 111’s operational readiness ends today. The crew of Christoph 111 says goodbye after today’s mission and after two years in which they have contributed to... Read more

Jaunt Air Mobility adds two investors

Jaunt Air Mobility adds two investors

12-Apr-2022Source: Jaunt Air Mobility

Jaunt Air Mobility (“Jaunt”) announced that Calin Rovinescu, Air Canada’s recently retired President and Chief Executive Officer, and Mitch Garber, a global technology and growth capital investor have added their names as investors and advisors of Jaunt Air Mobility. “We are extremely pleased to have someone of Calin’s extraordinary business and aviation experience support Jaunt... Read more

Archer Aviation Plans to Work with Hexcel to Advance Production Capabilities

Archer Aviation Plans to Work with Hexcel to Advance Production Capabilities

12-Apr-2022Source: Archer Aviation

 Archer Aviation Inc. (“Archer”) (NYSE: ACHR) and Hexcel (NYSE: HXL), a global leader in advanced lightweight composites technology, announced they have entered into a letter of intent covering a proposed relationship for the supply of high-performance carbon fiber material that would be used in the manufacturing of Archer’s production aircraft. Under the proposed relationship terms, Hexcel would... Read more

LIFT Aircraft Advances to Phase 3 Contract with the US Air Force

LIFT Aircraft Advances to Phase 3 Contract with the US Air Force

12-Apr-2022Source: LIFT Aircraft

LIFT Aircraft Co. was recently awarded a Phase 3 contract through the United States Air Force’s Agility Prime Program to continue experimentation and flight test efforts around HEXA, LIFT’s all-electric, single-seat eVTOL aircraft. Since 2020, LIFT Aircraft has conducted flight testing with the support of the US Air Force under a Phase 2 Small Business... Read more

Avolon exceeds pre-order commitments and places over 500  VX4 aircraft with leading airlines

Avolon exceeds pre-order commitments and places over 500 VX4 aircraft with leading airlines

12-Apr-2022Source: Vertical Aerospace

Vertical Aerospace (Vertical) [NYSE: EVTL] notes Avolon’s announcement today that it has exceeded its whole 500 unit pre-order of Vertical’s VX4 electric aircraft within nine months. Avolon, the world’s second largest aircraft lessor, pre-ordered 500 VX4s in June 2021, and as of today has placed all of these units, as well as an additional 50... Read more

Urban-Air Port and Leeds Bradford Airport commit to drone future

Urban-Air Port and Leeds Bradford Airport commit to drone future

12-Apr-2022Source: Urban-Air Port

Radical new transport and logistics infrastructure start-up, Urban-Air Port (UAP), have joined to collaborate with Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) on developing a new unmanned and manned aerial vehicle hub. UAP will be working with LBA to develop an off-grid, hydrogen-powered infrastructure hub at the airport. The main role of the site at LBA will be to... Read more

EC updates advice on MRO on Russian-owned aircraft

EC updates advice on MRO on Russian-owned aircraft

11-Apr-2022Source: EBAA

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) has today updated its members with the following advice on maintaining Russian-owned aircraft The European Commission has come back to the EBAA with a small but important revision to what they said earlier. The interpretation of Art 3c of Reg 833/2014 with regards to maintenance has been debated by... Read more

Bristow formalises partnership with Helicentre Aviation for UK Pilot Training

Bristow formalises partnership with Helicentre Aviation for UK Pilot Training

11-Apr-2022Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the global leader in innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Helicentre Aviation Ltd, the UK’s leading helicopter training academy, to serve as its preferred provider of ab-initio commercial pilot training. Under the MOU, through this collaborative initiative, Bristow will support Helicentre with... Read more

JSfirm.com Awards A&P Scholarship at SUN ’n FUN


JSfirm.com Awards A&P Scholarship at SUN ’n FUN


11-Apr-2022Source: JSfirm.com

JSfirm.com awarded an Airframe & Powerplant scholarship to a deserving student from the Central Florida Aerospace Academy. Jack Rice successfully met all application requirements and impressed a JSfirm.com Executive during a recent interview. Jack was officially presented with the JSfirm.com scholarship during the SUN ‘n FUN exhibitor breakfast. Jack is a current junior of Central... Read more

Bestfly expands offshore fleet in Angola

Bestfly expands offshore fleet in Angola

11-Apr-2022Source: Leonardo

Bestfly is expanding its fleet of Leonardo helicopters configured for offshore transport missions in Angola. The recent order of Bestfly’s first fully owned AW139 intermediate twin engine, is expected to be delivered in the Q3 of 2022. This aircraft adds to two previously leased AW139s and four AW169 light intermediate twins purchased at the end... Read more

New equipment delivered by HELP Appeal to east of England

New equipment delivered by HELP Appeal to east of England

8-Apr-2022Source: HELP Appeal

A Cambridgeshire based lifesaving charity that flies hospital-level care to patients at the scene of their medical emergencies, has received a generous donation from the HELP Appeal to invest in cutting edge medical equipment. Magpas Air Ambulance doctors and paramedics have the skills and kit to effectively bring a hospital A&E department to the scene... Read more

Qatar’s first two NH90 NFH navals delivered

Qatar’s first two NH90 NFH navals delivered

8-Apr-2022Source: Leonardo

Another major programme achievement in the Qatar Emiri Air Force’s NH90 programme was made on 31 March with the delivery of the first two NFH naval variant helicopters. The aircraft handover, achieved in accordance with contractual commitments, was performed during an official ceremony held at Leonardo’s Venice Tessera NH90 final assembly line (Italy) in the... Read more

VFS Continues Record Growth

VFS Continues Record Growth

8-Apr-2022Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS), the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, reports today that it has continued to experience record growth this quarter, propelled largely by the continued expansion of electric aircraft developments around the world. As of April 1, 2022, a total of 173 companies and other organizations are now... Read more

Cannon AFB partners with Bell Boeing to improve the CV-22

Cannon AFB partners with Bell Boeing to improve the CV-22

7-Apr-2022Source: Bell

On March 24, Cannon Air Force Base delivered its third Bell Boeing CV-22 Osprey to the Bell Amarillo Assembly Center, highlighting the growing organizational partnership established to advance the aircraft’s future reliability, sustainability, and mission readiness through nacelle improvement modifications. The nacelle is responsible for the Osprey’s critical vertical take-off and landing capabilities, and the... Read more

US Army National Guard to operate first UH-72B in Arizona

US Army National Guard to operate first UH-72B in Arizona

7-Apr-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

After taking delivery of the first UH-72B Lakota helicopter in September last year, the U.S. Army National Guard is finalizing its training and will begin fielding the new helicopter with numerous state Guard units, beginning with Arizona. Subsequent states to operate the new 5-bladed UH-72B include Colorado and New Mexico later this year, followed by... Read more

Marines Complete CH-53K® Initial Operational Test & Evaluation Test Vignettes

Marines Complete CH-53K® Initial Operational Test & Evaluation Test Vignettes

7-Apr-2022Source: Lockheed Martin

Demonstrating its advanced capabilities in the fleet environment, the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter completed Initial Operational Test & Evaluation test vignettes (IOT&E) paving the way for the expected declaration by the U.S. Marine Corps of  Initial Operational Capability (IOC) later this year and a Full Rate Production decision in 2023. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company... Read more

NHV hits flying hour milestone with the AW169

NHV hits flying hour milestone with the AW169

7-Apr-2022Source: NHV

At the end of 2020, while COVID was putting most of the world into lockdown, NHV was expanding with a new base in Blackpool and bringing the AW169 into the UK Oil & Gas market. There is an energy-rich stretch of the Irish Sea that hosts several offshore platforms, providing the UK with oil and... Read more

Vita Inclinata Expands Into the Middle East Market

Vita Inclinata Expands Into the Middle East Market

7-Apr-2022Source: Vita Inclinata

Vita Inclinata (Vita), developer and producer of helicopter and crane load stabilization and precision hardware, announced ALEC Engineering and Contracting (ALEC) piloted the company’s Vita Lifting System in Q4, 2021. ALEC selected Vita Inclinata’s Lifting System for field trial after a comprehensive evaluation. The Vita system was initially inspected in the UAE by Astron Certification,... Read more

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