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Walmart Operates Drone Delivery in 7 States

Walmart Operates Drone Delivery in 7 States

9-Jan-2023Source: Walmart

Walmart’s drone delivery program is soaring into the new year, having successfully completed its intended expansion plans for 2022. The company now operates, with its vendors, 36 drone delivery hubs across seven states, including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, Utah and Virginia. “I’m incredibly proud of our team for creating the largest drone delivery footprint of... Read more

Great North Air Ambulance expands to 24×7 cover

Great North Air Ambulance expands to 24×7 cover

9-Jan-2023Source: Great North Air Ambulance

Since 2015 a paramedic and doctor team from GNAAS has been operating on an all-night rapid response vehicle to help deliver care to the most ill or injured people across the North East. The service was originally commissioned by the North East Ambulance Service and operated on Friday and Saturday nights, but after seeing a... Read more

Tennessee National Guard and state civilian agencies conduct joint training

Tennessee National Guard and state civilian agencies conduct joint training

9-Jan-2023Source: US National Guard

A Blackhawk from the 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion touches down in a bare field in Pickett Civilian Conservation Corps Memorial State Park. Nearby, groups of Tennessee National Guard soldiers gather with members of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and representatives from the Tennessee State Parks, plus ten other state and local agencies, with one... Read more

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance records busiest year ever in 2022

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance records busiest year ever in 2022

9-Jan-2023Source: Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance has recorded its busiest year ever, responding to over 1620 missions during the last 12 months. Our crew responded to over 130 more incidents than in 2021. A total of 1003 incidents took place in Lincolnshire and 441 in Nottinghamshire, with the rest in neighbouring counties. Patients were taken to... Read more

Ecocopter and Babcock partner on Super Puma firefighting in Chile

Ecocopter and Babcock partner on Super Puma firefighting in Chile

9-Jan-2023Source: Ecocopter

According to figures provided by CONAF, which are updated daily, in the 2022-2023 season there have already been nearly 2,700 forest fires and more than 47,000 hectares have been affected. It is in the  midst of this scenario and with the aim of supporting and improving aerial tactics in the fight against forest fires, that... Read more

Sikorsky/Boeing challenge US Army FLRAA decision

Sikorsky/Boeing challenge US Army FLRAA decision

6-Jan-2023Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, filed a formal protest today asking the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review the U.S. Army’s decision on the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) contract. Based on a thorough review of the information and feedback provided by the Army, Lockheed Martin Sikorsky, on behalf of Team DEFIANT, is challenging... Read more

Vislink receives Airborne Downlink orders valued at over $2 million

Vislink receives Airborne Downlink orders valued at over $2 million

6-Jan-2023Source: Vislink

Vislink (Nasdaq: VISL), a global technology leader in the capture, delivery and management of high quality, live video and associated data in the media and entertainment, law enforcement and defense markets, announced that it has recently received orders valued in excess of $2 million for HD (high-definition) airborne video downlink system (“AVDS”) equipment from law... Read more

FAA certifies Garmin GI 275 on Airbus AS350

FAA certifies Garmin GI 275 on Airbus AS350

6-Jan-2023Source: Garmin

Garmin (NYSE: GRMN), announced Supplemental Type Certification (STC) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the GI 275 electronic flight instrument in Airbus AS350 helicopters. A powerful solution for helicopter owners and operators, the GI 275 is a scalable, cost-conscious approach to an avionics upgrade that is a direct replacement for a variety of legacy primary... Read more

Swiss Helicopter reduces CO2 emissions by a quarter

Swiss Helicopter reduces CO2 emissions by a quarter

6-Jan-2023Source: Swiss Helicopter

The Swiss helicopter company and flight school Swiss Helicopter AG is consistently implementing its sustainability strategy and will offer all passenger flights exclusively climate-neutral from 2023. In view of the global climate challenges, the aviation industry in particular has a duty to reduce or offset its emissions. Swiss Helicopter AG accepts this responsibility and has... Read more

EHang partners with Qingdao West Coast New Area

EHang partners with Qingdao West Coast New Area

6-Jan-2023Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, today announced its strategic partnership with Qingdao West Coast New Area, one of China’s national new areas in Shandong province. This partnership comes with a binding US$10,000,000 equity investment and a potential additional investment of US$10,000,000... Read more

Stellantis and Archer join forces to manufacture Midnight eVTOL

Stellantis and Archer join forces to manufacture Midnight eVTOL

5-Jan-2023Source: Archer Aviation

Stellantis N.V. (NYSE / MTA / Euronext Paris: STLA) and Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR) announced that they have agreed to significantly expand their partnership by joining forces to manufacture Archer’s flagship electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, Midnight. Stellantis will work with Archer to stand up Archer’s recently announced manufacturing facility in Covington, Georgia at... Read more

IBAC Appoints New Environment and Flight Operations Director

IBAC Appoints New Environment and Flight Operations Director

5-Jan-2023Source: IBAC

 The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) announced this week that Capt. Claude Hurley, FRAeS, has joined IBAC as the new Director, Environment and Flight Operations.  Kurt Edwards, IBAC Director General, commented, “We are honored to have Claude join the IBAC team. Given his respected work at ICAO as Canada’s Representative to the Council and as... Read more

Bristow contract Nova Systems for Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard AW139 SAR solution

Bristow contract Nova Systems for Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard AW139 SAR solution

5-Jan-2023Source: Nova Systems

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE:VTOL), a global leader in vertical lift and Search and Rescue solutions, is teaming with Nova Systems, a leading provider of engineering services and technology solutions, for next generation mission system and aircraft modification solutions on AW139 helicopters that will be equipped for deployment with the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard (DCCG). Nova... Read more

Supernal partners with Microsoft for AAM technology

Supernal partners with Microsoft for AAM technology

5-Jan-2023Source: Supernal

Supernal announced a collaboration with Microsoft to advance autonomy, digital operations and cloud integration technologies for the aviation industry by running Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) on the Microsoft cloud platform. With Microsoft Azure, Supernal can leverage the flexibility and cloud computing power needed to run secure simulations at scale and accelerate its timeline to commercialization.... Read more

Lockheed Martin $9M contract for engineering support of MH-60R

Lockheed Martin $9M contract for engineering support of MH-60R

5-Jan-2023Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, New York, is awarded a $9,894,964 firm-fixed-price order (N0001923F0048) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This order provides non-recurring engineering in support of modifications and integration of upgraded capabilities to the Automated Radar Periscope Detection and Discrimination and Anti-Submarine Warfare systems for the Danish Ministry of Defense Acquisition and... Read more

Kansas Highway Patrol air unit being investigated

Kansas Highway Patrol air unit being investigated

5-Jan-2023Source: KSAL.com

The administration of Gov. Laura Kelly said Friday an inquiry was launched into allegations Kansas Highway Patrol pilots misused state funds by deploying aircraft for personal reasons and by obtaining advanced flight training not required of the law enforcement agency. See Full Story.  ... Read more

Irish Garda to receive new helicopter and fixed wing

Irish Garda to receive new helicopter and fixed wing

4-Jan-2023Source: HeliHub.com

The Irish Government has confirmed funding for a “replacement” helicopter and a fixed wing aircraft for the An Garda Síochána – the national police service of Ireland.  The capital allocation of €21.5 million in 2023 suggests it would be a very capable helicopter, and local press have been speculating it would be an Airbus H145... Read more

Eve receives $92.5M line of credit

Eve receives $92.5M line of credit

4-Jan-2023Source: Eve Air Mobility

Eve Air Mobility (“Eve”) (NYSE: EVEX; EVEXW) announced the approval by the executive board of Brazil’s National Development Bank (“BNDES”) to support Eve’s eVTOL development efforts with two distinct credit lines, totaling $92.5 million. Both credit lines are expected to offer beneficial terms and conditions to Eve with a 12-year maturity and amortization grace period.... Read more

US Navy Approves Full-Rate Production For Sikorsky CH-53K

US Navy Approves Full-Rate Production For Sikorsky CH-53K

4-Jan-2023Source: Lockheed Martin

The U.S. Navy declared full rate production of the Sikorsky CH-53K® helicopter, a decision that is expected to increase production to more than 20 helicopters annually in the coming years. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), is procuring long-lead items and critical materials to support building full rate production CH-53K helicopters in its digital... Read more

Egypt Purchases Boeing CH-47F Chinooks

Egypt Purchases Boeing CH-47F Chinooks

4-Jan-2023Source: Boeing

The U.S. Army has awarded Boeing [NYSE: BA] a contract to produce 12 new CH-47F Chinooks for the Egyptian Air Force. With this $426 million foreign military sale, Egypt will replace its fleet of CH-47D aircraft with the modern F model, and benefit from its advanced multi-mission capabilities. “The F-model aircraft will enhance Egypt’s Chinook... Read more

NASA brands eVTOL crash test as “devastating”

NASA brands eVTOL crash test as “devastating”

4-Jan-2023Source: NASA

NASA researchers recently completed a full-scale crash test of an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) concept vehicle at the Landing and Impact Research (LandIR) facility at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. The eVTOL was a ‘Lift+Cruise’ test article developed by the Revolutionary Vertical Left Technology (RVLT) project in another effort for NASA... Read more

HeliService Powerline Solution purchases MD530F

HeliService Powerline Solution purchases MD530F

3-Jan-2023Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, LLC (MDH) is pleased to announce that HeliService, LLC of Apopka, Florida has signed a purchase agreement for an MD 530F helicopter. HeliService Powerline Solutions currently operates six MDH aircraft (MD 500D, MD 500E, MD 530F) that support construction, maintenance, inspection, and emergency response services in different sectors, including utility, energy, and construction.... Read more

US DoD selects Leonardo for 26 TH-73A Thrasher

US DoD selects Leonardo for 26 TH-73A Thrasher

3-Jan-2023Source: Leonardo

Leonardo welcomes the announcement made by the U.S. Department of Defense to award AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp. a 110.5 million USD firm-fixed price modification to the previously awarded contract for the U.S. Navy’s Advanced Helicopter Training System. This modification exercises an option for the production and delivery of 26 TH-73A Lot IV aircraft in support of... Read more

Leonardo awarded €690M contract for the AW101/CH149 Upgrade

Leonardo awarded €690M contract for the AW101/CH149 Upgrade

3-Jan-2023Source: Leonardo

The Canadian Department of National Defence has awarded Leonardo (through Leonardo U.K. Ltd of Yeovil) a $1 billion CAN (€690 million) contract for the AW101/CH-149 “Cormorant” Mid-Life Upgrade (CMLU) Project for 16 aircraft in total, comprising 13 existing Cormorant Search and Rescue Helicopter (CSH) currently in-service and the augmentation of a further three aircraft. This... Read more

HAI Applauds Passage of AAIM Act and other Priorities in Funding Bill

HAI Applauds Passage of AAIM Act and other Priorities in Funding Bill

3-Jan-2023Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) applauds the work of the US Senate in passing the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, an omnibus spending bill that includes a number of HAI-backed elements supporting vertical aviation. The bill, which provides $1.7 trillion in discretionary resources, will now go to the US House of Representatives before being signed into... Read more

US reviews 4000 MW east coast wind project proposals

US reviews 4000 MW east coast wind project proposals

3-Jan-2023Source: BOEM

As part of the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of deploying 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy capacity by 2030, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced the availability of two draft Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) for offshore wind projects for public review and comment. The Coastal Virginia Wind (CVOW) project and the Sunrise Wind project,... Read more

Zimbabwe Republic Police to acquire four helicopters

Zimbabwe Republic Police to acquire four helicopters

2-Jan-2023Source: HeliHub.com

Finance and Economic Development minister Professor Mthuli Ncube recently announced the acquisition of four helicopters for the Zimbabwe Republic Police. Ncube made the announcement after a parliamentary debate on plans to improve conditions for the police, with mobility as their starting point. In his announcement the finance minister said, “We have sourced US$60 million for... Read more

EASA proposes mandatory crash-resistant fuel systems

EASA proposes mandatory crash-resistant fuel systems

2-Jan-2023

The objective of this Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) is to mitigate the risks linked to a post-crash fire involving a rotorcraft. This NPA proposes to mandate the installation of a crash-resistant fuel system (CRFS) onto existing rotorcraft designs that are still in production and the retrofit of existing rotorcraft that are operated in the... Read more

HeliHub.com takes a Christmas break

HeliHub.com takes a Christmas break

25-Dec-2022

The team at HeliHub.com would like to wish all our readers a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous 2023. This is the time of the year we celebrate the birth of Christ Jesus, and we reflect on what that means to us and how it should direct the lives we live.   We trust many of... Read more

STARS receives C$1 Million donation from Capital Power

STARS receives C$1 Million donation from Capital Power

23-Dec-2022Source: STARS

A second generous $1 million donation from Capital Power has helped STARS reach its ambitious fundraising goal for the multi-year capital campaign to renew its fleet of air ambulance helicopters. Capital Power provided the first $1 million gift to our fleet renewal campaign and now, with this donation, have contributed the last $1 million to... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $676M contract for supply chain management of CH-53E and MH-53E

Sikorsky awarded $676M contract for supply chain management of CH-53E and MH-53E

23-Dec-2022Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $676,702,069 for a ceiling-priced, performance-based logistics requirements contract for the supply chain management that includes 196 weapon replaceable assemblies/shop replaceable assemblies in support of the CH-53E and MH-53E helicopters. The contract will include a five-year base period with one two-year option. If the option is exercised, the... Read more

Air Methods launches critical care clinician education programme

Air Methods launches critical care clinician education programme

23-Dec-2022Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the nation’s leading air medical service provider, announced today that its innovative and comprehensive education program, Ascend, is now available for pre-hospital, emergency, and critical care clinicians, giving urban and rural facilities equal access to the highest level of critical care training. The Ascend in-person and online education programs provide access to world-class... Read more

Native Air opens new base Yavapai County

Native Air opens new base Yavapai County

23-Dec-2022Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider in the U.S., is ecstatic to announce a new Native Air emergency medical service location in Cottonwood, AZ. The opening of Native Air 83 will serve Yavapai County and beyond. Nestled along the Verde River, with wide-open ranges, Native Air 83 is located at the Cottonwood Airport.... Read more

Loft Dynamics sell VR Flight Training system to operator in Greenland

Loft Dynamics sell VR Flight Training system to operator in Greenland

23-Dec-2022Source: Loft Dynamics

 Loft Dynamics AG (formerly VRM Switzerland), creator of the world’s first and only virtual reality (VR) simulator authorized by a major aviation regulator, today announced a partnership with Air Greenland to bring its state-of-the-art VR training simulator to Greenland. The partnership marks a new milestone in Loft Dynamics’ mission to make flight training more accessible,... Read more

KULR secures global operator for new track-and-balance technology

KULR secures global operator for new track-and-balance technology

23-Dec-2022Source: KULR

KULR Technology Group, Inc. (NYSE American: KULR) (the “Company” or “KULR”), a leading energy management platform company accelerating the global transition to a sustainable electrification economy, today announced that it has entered into a six-figure annual subscription agreement with an industry leading, American-based commercial helicopter operator (the “Client”) to provide global track and balance support... Read more

Dallam and Hartley Counties contract with Apollo MedFlight

Dallam and Hartley Counties contract with Apollo MedFlight

23-Dec-2022Source: DHCHD

Apollo MedFlight have been appointed the preferred emergency medical flight transportation partner for Dallam Hartley Counties Hospital District. Emergency flights made by Apollo will be at no cost to patients, thanks to a contract between Dallam County, Hartley County and Apollo MedFlight. “We are excited to have Apollo servicing the Dallam-Hartley area during critical times in... Read more

Erickson awarded $8M contract for dedicated air services in Philippines

Erickson awarded $8M contract for dedicated air services in Philippines

23-Dec-2022Source: US DoD

Erickson Helicopters Inc., Portland, Oregon, was awarded a modification (P00016) on firm-fixed-price contract HTC711-8-D-R023 with a face value of $8,662,677. 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 Dec. 28, 2022, to March 27, 2023. Fiscal 2023... Read more

NASA tests scenarios for safe AAM flights

NASA tests scenarios for safe AAM flights

23-Dec-2022Source: NASA

Tabletop exercises allow researchers to explore options and test scenarios in fields from military strategy and cybersecurity to disaster response planning. Now, NASA is using tabletop exercises to test how electric air taxis will fit safely into the national airspace – allowing passengers to one day hop across town or to a neighboring city by... Read more

Altaport Launches Automation Platform for Flying Taxis

Altaport Launches Automation Platform for Flying Taxis

23-Dec-2022Source: Alaport

In preparation for the forthcoming launch of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles, also known as “flying taxis,” Altaport, Inc. has built the world’s first vertiport automation system (VAS) to facilitate the future of travel by automating ground infrastructure operations. The Altaport platform controls a range of activities on behalf of ground infrastructure managers, including resource... Read more

UASystems eZELOS are on course for first flight in Spring 2023

UASystems eZELOS are on course for first flight in Spring 2023

23-Dec-2022Source: UASystems

Switzerland’s UASystems SA plans to make the first flight of its hybrid/electric eZELOS rotorcraft in March or April 2023. The rotorcraft has been designed for air taxi, air ambulance, air cargo and defence roles – for both urban air mobility and regional air mobility applications – and features a coaxial rotor system and a three-mode... Read more

Austria receives first AW169M and signs for second batch of 18

Austria receives first AW169M and signs for second batch of 18

22-Dec-2022Source: Austrian Military

On Wednesday, Defense Minister Klaudia Tanner handed over the first multi-purpose helicopter “Leonardo AW169”, also known as “Lion”, to the air force in Langenlebarn. During the ceremony, the option to purchase a further 18 helicopters was signed – this means that the army will have a total of 36 new helicopters by 2028. The total costs... Read more

NBAA Welcomes aviation priorities in US Omnibus Funding Package

NBAA Welcomes aviation priorities in US Omnibus Funding Package

22-Dec-2022Source: NBAA

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) welcomed Tuesday’s release of an omnibus appropriations bill that includes several NBAA-championed measures to promote a more robust aviation industry, now and in the future. The bill to fund the U.S. government for the fiscal year (FY) 2023 is expected to be approved by the U.S. House of Representatives... Read more

Jaunt Air Mobility sets sights on FAA Certification requirements

Jaunt Air Mobility sets sights on FAA Certification requirements

22-Dec-2022Source: Jaunt Air Mobility

Martin Peryea, EVP, and GM of Electric Air Mobility of the AIRO Group, continues to lead Jaunt toward success in the emerging world of eVTOL players. “The eVTOL [electric vertical takeoff and landing] industry in 2022 has demonstrated that the market for air taxis is indeed coming, and the regulatory community is facing the challenges... Read more

Northrop Grumman Integrates Multifunction RAPTR Sensor and Mini-CNI In Flight

Northrop Grumman Integrates Multifunction RAPTR Sensor and Mini-CNI In Flight

22-Dec-2022Source: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) successfully completed a demonstration at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst to improve the survivability and lethality of the U.S. Army’s Future Vertical Lift (FVL) platforms, a key enabler for Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2). Northrop Grumman’s Multifunction RAPTR Sensor and Mini-CNI improve the survivability and lethality of the U.S. Army’s Future... Read more

Director of Skyports Infrastructure reflects on 2022

Director of Skyports Infrastructure reflects on 2022

22-Dec-2022Source: Skyports

November mornings in Cergy, just a few miles northwest of the French capital, can be very foggy. Standing in the hangar at the Groupe ADP Pontoise-Cormeilles aerodrome, I had the perfect view as the fog gradually rolled back to reveal the Skyports European testbed vertiport with the Volocopter aircraft by its side. The inauguration event... Read more

Alef Aeronautics receives a $105 million pre-order for 350 flying cars

Alef Aeronautics receives a $105 million pre-order for 350 flying cars

22-Dec-2022Source: Alef Aeronautics

Alef Aeronautics receives a $105 million pre-order for 350 flying cars. – The agreement for a purchase of 350 flying cars was signed with a Hong Kong based company that is a leading technology provider in the aviation space. – Alef also reported a presale of an undisclosed number of flying cars, in the first 6... Read more

Virginia Tech invited to join international drone research alliance

Virginia Tech invited to join international drone research alliance

21-Dec-2022Source: Virgina Tech

Virginia Tech has been invited to join an elite consortium of universities to lead research that will help guide the safe integration of uncrewed aerial systems (UAS), or drones, into the national and international transportation infrastructure. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence, or ASSURE, is a research... Read more

VFS Publishes Multimodal H2-Airport Hub Whitepaper

VFS Publishes Multimodal H2-Airport Hub Whitepaper

21-Dec-2022Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS), the world’s leading nonprofit organization working to advance vertical flight, has published a groundbreaking whitepaper for multimodal hydrogen airport. The goal of the VFS H2-Aero whitepaper, “Multimodal H2-Airport Hub,” is to propose a repeatable hydrogen hub for the airport, first with a ground vehicle fueling station, and later expanding to... Read more

Bell delivers Subaru B412EPX to Guatemala Air Force

Bell delivers Subaru B412EPX to Guatemala Air Force

20-Dec-2022Source: Bell

In a joint ceremony to mark the 101st anniversary of the Guatemalan Air Force, Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, delivered two SUBARU BELL 412EPX aircraft during an acceptance ceremony at La Aurora International Airport. The aircraft are part of an Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract signed between Bell and the U.S.... Read more

Joby Completes Second of Four System Reviews with FAA

Joby Completes Second of Four System Reviews with FAA

20-Dec-2022Source: Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, announced the completion of its second of four System Reviews required by the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) as part of the Company’s aircraft type certification program. The successful completion of the in-person, multi-day audit by the FAA last week at Joby’s facilities... Read more

Emergency Management Victoria outlines latest firefighting fleet

Emergency Management Victoria outlines latest firefighting fleet

20-Dec-2022Source: EMV

Victoria has welcomed a Black Hawk helicopter, capable of holding up to 4,000 litres of water and dropping fire retardant and foam, to bolster the state’s fleet of firefighting aircraft. The state is well prepared for potential fires this summer, with 50 aircraft positioned across the state. The fleet was unveiled at Avalon Airport today.... Read more

Bell awarded $48M contract for UH-1Y and AH-1Z upgrades

Bell awarded $48M contract for UH-1Y and AH-1Z upgrades

19-Dec-2022Source: US DoD

Bell Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $48,256,328 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001923F2533) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001921G0012). This order provides for the installation of Structural Improvements and Electrical Power Upgrades Phase II Part 3 kits, as well as ground and flight test for one AH-1Z and one UH-1Y aircraft for the... Read more

Raytheon demonstrates FlexLink Adaptive Connectivity Solution for US Army

Raytheon demonstrates FlexLink Adaptive Connectivity Solution for US Army

19-Dec-2022Source: Raytheon

Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) successfully demonstrated solutions needed to connect defense networks and simplify U.S. Army command and control systems during the Army’s Project Convergence exercise. Key among those technologies was FlexLink, an open-system radio technology developed by the company’s Collins Aerospace business that’s designed to connect multiple air and ground platforms. During the exercise,... Read more

Lilium review their progress in 2022

Lilium review their progress in 2022

19-Dec-2022Source: Lilium

As we speed towards the end of 2022, we’ve been looking back at another exhilarating year for Lilium. Taking great strides forward in our flight test campaign, certification program, and commercial and strategic partnerships, we have moved into the start of our industrialization phase.   To lead the company into this phase and beyond, Lilium... Read more

GE Aerospace Systems President to Retire at Year-end

GE Aerospace Systems President to Retire at Year-end

19-Dec-2022Source: GE Aerospace

GE (NYSE:GE) announced that GE Aerospace Systems president Brad Mottier will retire at year-end, capping a more than 40-year industry career, including 20 years with GE and 22 years at Unison Industries. GE Chairman & CEO and GE Aerospace CEO H. Lawrence Culp, Jr. said, “I want to thank Brad for his decades of service... Read more

HAI Applauds Welcomes Veto of NY Restrictive Noise Bill

HAI Applauds Welcomes Veto of NY Restrictive Noise Bill

19-Dec-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) commends New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) for her veto of New York Senate Bill 7493A, known as the “Stop the Chop” bill. In addition to banning nonessential helicopters at New York City’s West 30th Street Heliport, the legislation would have allowed anyone to sue an operator, pilot, flight department, line-service... Read more

Aspirus MedEvac Adds New Advanced Helicopter

Aspirus MedEvac Adds New Advanced Helicopter

19-Dec-2022Source: Aspirus MedEvac

The need for air medical transport is critical for many patients facing life threatening medical situations. To assure ongoing service at the highest level, a new advanced aircraft is joining the Aspirus MedEvac fleet. The twin-engine Airbus H135 helicopter arrived at the MedEvac hangar at Central Wisconsin Airport this week to begin its inauguration into... Read more

AIAC announces new Chair of the Board of Directors

AIAC announces new Chair of the Board of Directors

19-Dec-2022Source: AIAC

The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) announced Amandeep Kaler, Chief Executive Officer, Avcorp Industries as new Chair of the AIAC Board of Directors and Pierre Pyun, Vice President, Government Affairs, Bombardier as new Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors. Elected at the November Annual General Meeting, Amandeep Kaler succeeds Rich Foster, Chief Executive and... Read more

Ornge Selected as GTAs Top 100 Employers

Ornge Selected as GTAs Top 100 Employers

19-Dec-2022Source: Ornge

Ornge was recognized as one of GTAs Top 100 Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc. This marks the third consecutive year that Ornge has been included on the GTAs the Top 100 list. Canada’s Top 100 Employers program is a national competition that recognizes employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional workplaces. To be successful,... Read more

UK AAIB Bulletin – December 2022

UK AAIB Bulletin – December 2022

16-Dec-2022Source: AAIB

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

ARHT trustees go to court over proposed helicopter ownership transfer

ARHT trustees go to court over proposed helicopter ownership transfer

16-Dec-2022Source: Stuff

Two trustees at Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust (ARHT) have taken legal action to stop a plan to strip the organisation of tens of millions of dollars worth of assets and vest them in a private company instead. See Full Story. ... Read more

HAI urges New Yorkers to block helicopter noise bill

HAI urges New Yorkers to block helicopter noise bill

16-Dec-2022Source: HAI

HAI is urging all New York members to contact Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office immediately to oppose a bill that would allow any person to bring an action against a helicopter owner and operator for creating an “unreasonable level” of noise. Senate Bill S7493A would allow anyone to sue a pilot, flight department, line service personnel,... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $67M contract for AH-64 Apache Night Vision system

Lockheed Martin awarded $67M contract for AH-64 Apache Night Vision system

16-Dec-2022Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $67,921,965 modification (P00008) to contract W58RGZ-21-C-0016 for the AH-64 Apache Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor Performance Based Logistics program. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2025. Fiscal 2023 Army Working Capital funds in the amount... Read more

Drone Delivery Canada updates on Condor Development

Drone Delivery Canada updates on Condor Development

16-Dec-2022Source: Drone Delivery Canada

Drone Delivery Canada Corp. (TSXV: FLT) (OTC: TAKOF) (Frankfurt: A2AMG) (Frankfurt: ABB.F) (the “Company” or “DDC”) is pleased to provide an update on the successful flight testing of its Condor drone, the largest drone in the Company’s fleet. The Condor is a two-stroke gasoline-powered helicopter drone with a maximum payload of 180 kg, a range of... Read more

Universal Avionics appoints US Southeast Regional Sales Manager

Universal Avionics appoints US Southeast Regional Sales Manager

16-Dec-2022Source: Universal Avionics

Universal Avionics (UA), announces the appointment of Mr. Paul Rose to the U.S. Sales team. Paul Rose is based out of Melbourne, Florida and joins the company as Southeast U.S. Regional Sales Manager supporting our customers and Authorized Dealer and Integrator Network in that region. Paul Rose is a proud United States Air Force Veteran... Read more

UK Certification “Special Arrangement” to End in January

UK Certification “Special Arrangement” to End in January

16-Dec-2022Source: ARSA

On Dec. 8, the FAA and UK CAA issued a joint statement confirming the January 2023 termination of the Special Arrangement for Continuity in Aircraft Certification Projects. “The two-year transition period and this associated Special Arrangement will end on 01 January 2023,” the agencies said. “From that date, the provisions of the Special Arrangement will... Read more

Air NZ announces Beta Technologies as Next Gen Aircraft partner

Air NZ announces Beta Technologies as Next Gen Aircraft partner

16-Dec-2022Source: Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has announced four world-leading innovators it will be working with on its mission to have its first zero emissions demonstrator flight – either cargo or passenger – take to the skies from 2026. A combination of electric, green hydrogen, and hybrid aircraft, these partners will work alongside Air New Zealand over the coming years to focus... Read more

NASA says AAM Makes Travel More Accessible

NASA says AAM Makes Travel More Accessible

16-Dec-2022Source: NASA

Imagine requesting an air taxi by app, like you do now with Uber or Lyft, to travel to your local airport – you could be soaring above road traffic and arrive much faster than driving. Aviation industry creatives are already designing rideshare air services between home and the airport. New remotely piloted and autonomous aircraft... Read more

GAMA welcomes new rotary wing Members

GAMA welcomes new rotary wing Members

16-Dec-2022Source: GAMA

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced the additions of MD Helicopters as a Member; Archer, Overair and Volocopter as Associate Members, and Odys Aviation as an Associate Member EPIC. MD Helicopters is headquartered in Mesa, Arizona, and was founded in 1947. They manufacture high-performance rotorcraft solutions that support operators flying military, commercial, law enforcement, utility... Read more

Spanish Police conducting eVTOL trials with Ehang

Spanish Police conducting eVTOL trials with Ehang

16-Dec-2022Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading Autonomous Aerial Vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced that EH216 AAV has completed its maiden flight by the Spanish National Police (“SNP”) at the National Academy of Police in Ávila, Spain, to initiate its trial operations by SNP in Spain. The public maiden... Read more

UK military spends £129M on drones

UK military spends £129M on drones

16-Dec-2022Source: UK Military

Replacing existing Mini Uncrewed Aerial Systems (MUAS) such as Desert Hawk 3, the 159 rotary-wing Indago 4 devices and 105 fixed-wing Stalker VXE30 drones, which are both capable of locating and identifying targets far from the operator, are due to be operational by the end of 2024. Weighing a little over 20 kilograms and with... Read more

10 UK Air Ambulance operators begin blood transfusion trial

10 UK Air Ambulance operators begin blood transfusion trial

16-Dec-2022Source: NHS

A clinical trial began on 15 December with Air Ambulance crews carrying ‘whole blood’ instead of separate red blood cells and plasma for the treatment of severely injured patients at risk of bleeding to death. The SWIFT (1) trial is led by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) and will involve 10 air ambulance charities across the country... Read more

First RECCO SAR Helicopter Detector Operational in Spain

First RECCO SAR Helicopter Detector Operational in Spain

16-Dec-2022Source: RECCO

Many Search & Rescue teams in Spain are equipped with handheld RECCO detectors for avalanche rescue, however this is the first time the RECCO SAR Helicopter Detector system is operational in the country of Spain. ”Until now we’ve had the handheld RECCO detector that allowed us to search on foot. With the addition of the RECCO SAR helicopter detector, which is placed under the helicopter, we’ve made an important step forward, allowing search missions to be carried out faster in a wider area. This tool can be... Read more

The American Helicopter Museum Surpasses Goal for Toys for Tots Gifts

The American Helicopter Museum Surpasses Goal for Toys for Tots Gifts

16-Dec-2022Source: AHMEC

The American Helicopter Museum & Education Center (AHMEC) proudly announces a very successful conclusion to its 2022 Toys for Tots campaign. Beginning in October AHMEC participated in the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots Drive for the second consecutive year. The goal of 120 gifts by December 15 was easily met as the museum... Read more

WAI Announces Keynote Speakers for WAI2023 Conference

WAI Announces Keynote Speakers for WAI2023 Conference

16-Dec-2022Source: Women in Aviation

Women in Aviation International members and conference attendees will no doubt be inspired with the stellar roster of speakers scheduled for the 34th Annual Women in Aviation International Conference, February 23-25, 2023, at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. “We are excited that our annual three-day gathering, featuring an inspiring group of... Read more

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