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Avgas and jet fuel: fuelling the rotorcraft sector

Avgas and jet fuel: fuelling the rotorcraft sector

2-Dec-2022Source: Air bp

See also SAF 101 – is SAF suitable for use in helicopters? Avgas and jet fuel are specifically developed for fixed and rotary wing aircraft and have been designed to improve the safety and reliability of flight. How did these distinctive aviation fuels come about and how do they meet the fuelling requirements of helicopters?... Read more

UK – Management Buyout at Ice Helicopters

UK – Management Buyout at Ice Helicopters

2-Dec-2022

ICE Helicopters announces a management buyout by Head of Training, Capt. Neil Day. Established by Martin Varley in the autumn of 2019 with just a single R44, ICE Helicopters has become the fastest growing flight school in Europe. An extraordinary achievement as a relative newcomer within the industry, and with a global pandemic to ‘navigate’.... Read more

CHC invests in VR training for SAR technical crews

CHC invests in VR training for SAR technical crews

2-Dec-2022Source: CHC Helicopter

CHC Helicopter announced it has successfully completed a trial collaboration with Priority 1 Air Rescue to deliver ground-breaking Virtual Reality (‘VR’) training for its Search and Rescue (‘SAR’) technical crew members. The trial involved winch operators from CHC’s operations in Ireland. With the trial successfully completed, CHC will roll out Priority 1’s VR training for... Read more

BLR Black Hawk UH-60 FastFin System FAA Approval

BLR Black Hawk UH-60 FastFin System FAA Approval

2-Dec-2022Source: BLR Aerospace

BLR Aerospace is pleased to announce it has received FAA STC SR02744SE approving its FastFin® System for the UH-60 helicopter. The kit is offered with an FAA certified flight manual supplement which includes significant increases in useful load along with increased maneuverability and  controllability margins commensurate with other BLR Certified FastFin® Systems. BLR’s patented FastFin... Read more

VoloDrone Completes Deconfliction Flights in Germany

VoloDrone Completes Deconfliction Flights in Germany

2-Dec-2022Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM) has completed a two-week test flight campaign for its multirotor heavy-lift cargo carrier, the VoloDrone. The campaign was run at the DLR National Experimental Test Centre for Unmanned Aircraft, Magdeburg-Cochstedt Airport, Germany. Today marks the final day of a series of testing programs that included a public... Read more

Leonardo hosts Destination Net Zero workshop

Leonardo hosts Destination Net Zero workshop

2-Dec-2022Source: Leonardo

Small- and medium-sized enterprises from across the UK and Leonardo’s supply chain gathered to share knowledge and best practice, and have open discussions about the real hurdles we all face when trying to find innovative solutions to tackle one of the key challenges on the UK Government’s agenda: How to reach Net Zero by 2050.... Read more

Blade Air Mobility to Present at Ladenburg Thalmann Virtual Technology Expo

Blade Air Mobility to Present at Ladenburg Thalmann Virtual Technology Expo

2-Dec-2022Source: Blade Air Mobility

Blade Air Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLDE, “Blade” or the “Company”), a technology-powered air mobility platform, today announced that Rob Wiesenthal, Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Ladenburg Thalmann Virtual Technology Expo on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 1:00pm ET. A webcast of the event will be available at the link HERE. A replay will be... Read more

Archer Completes Maker’s First Full Transition Flight

Archer Completes Maker’s First Full Transition Flight

2-Dec-2022Source: Archer Aviation

Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR) announced that Maker successfully completed its first transition to full wing-borne flight on November 29, 2022. Maker has 12 propellers attached to six booms on a fixed wing. All 12 propellers provide vertical lift during take-off and landing. The forward 6 propellers tilt forward to cruise position to provide propulsion... Read more

Milestone delivers two S92s to CITIC Offshore Helicopter

Milestone delivers two S92s to CITIC Offshore Helicopter

2-Dec-2022Source: Milestone Aviation

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing announced the delivery of two Sikorsky S-92 helicopters on lease to CITIC Offshore Helicopter Company Ltd. (“COHC”). COHC is a Shenzhen Stock Exchange-listed company who operate offshore helicopter services and is part of the CITIC Group. The S-92s will support COHC’s offshore Oil... Read more

Hill Helicopters backlog close to 700 – plus pricing update

Hill Helicopters backlog close to 700 – plus pricing update

1-Dec-2022Source: HeliHub.com

In their latest update call this week (a monthly call open to all online), Hill Helicopters revealed that their backlog is currently 692 helicopters, consisting of 574 of the HX50 model, and 118 of the HC50 model. These are externally identical, with the HC50 conforming to standards which will allow it to be operated commercially.... Read more

Airbus unveils its DisruptiveLab to test new decarbonisation focused technologies

Airbus unveils its DisruptiveLab to test new decarbonisation focused technologies

1-Dec-2022

Airbus used the occasion of its annual Summit to unveil its DisruptiveLab, a new flying laboratory designed to test technologies destined to improve aircraft performance and to reduce helicopters’ CO2 emissions. The DisruptiveLab will evaluate a new aerodynamic architecture intended to reduce fuel consumption, as well as pursuing the implementation of hybridisation with a fully... Read more

SAFE Structure awarded $1.1M contract for CH-47 fuel tank rollers

SAFE Structure awarded $1.1M contract for CH-47 fuel tank rollers

1-Dec-2022Source: SAFE Structure Designs

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs was awarded a $1.1 Million dollar contract to supply its patented CH-47 ERFS Tank rollers and shoring system to over 27 United States Army National Guard locations.  With full in-house design, engineering and manufacturing capabilities, SAFE is a leader in supplying the Depart of Defense with creative and customizable solutions for just... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $28M contract for Presidential VH-92 work

Sikorsky awarded $28M contract for Presidential VH-92 work

1-Dec-2022Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $28,841,002 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This contract provides for integrated logistics support, sustaining engineering, spares procurement, material management, component overhaul, and training activities in support of VH Presidential Helicopter sustainment for the Navy. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut (53%); Shelton,... Read more

Schiebel demonstrates ASW capability at NATO exercise

Schiebel demonstrates ASW capability at NATO exercise

1-Dec-2022Source: Schiebel

Schiebel, together with Thales and sponsored by the UK Royal Navy participated in REPMUS (Robotic Experimentation and Prototyping using Maritime Uncrewed Systems) and Dynamic Messenger 2022 in Portugal. Together, we successfully demonstrated the CAMCOPTER® S-100 and its Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and cargo delivery capabilities, which all received wide acclaim. The... Read more

Eve Announces First Vertiport Operator Partner – Bluenest

Eve Announces First Vertiport Operator Partner – Bluenest

1-Dec-2022Source: Eve Air Mobility

Eve Air Mobility (“Eve”) (NYSE: EVEX; EVEXW) has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Bluenest, a company powered by Globalvia dedicated to innovation in advanced air mobility with a focus on vertiport infrastructure, to supply Eve’s Urban Air Traffic Management (UATM) software solution in support of future Vertiport Automation Systems. As part of the agreement, the companies... Read more

StandardAero receives three awards at 2022 Rolls-Royce AMC Conference

StandardAero receives three awards at 2022 Rolls-Royce AMC Conference

1-Dec-2022Source: StandardAero

StandardAero recently received three awards at the annual 2022 Rolls-Royce AE Authorized Maintenance Center (AMC) Conference, held in Indianapolis.  StandardAero’s Winnipeg, Manitoba maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility was the recipient of both the “AE Quality Award” and the “AE 2100 Turnaround Time Award,” while StandardAero’s Maryville, Tennessee MRO facility won the “AE 1107 Turnaround... Read more

UK Government estimates 70 Russian helicopters lost in Ukraine

UK Government estimates 70 Russian helicopters lost in Ukraine

30-Nov-2022Source: HeliHub.com

Under Freedom of Information rules in the UK, the following question was raised by John Healey – the Shadow Secretary of State for Defence. To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 19 November to Question 63111 on Ukraine: Armed Conflict, what recent estimate he has made of the number... Read more

First Aviation Services buys Associated Aircraft Manufacturing & Sales

First Aviation Services buys Associated Aircraft Manufacturing & Sales

30-Nov-2022Source: First Aviation Services

First Aviation Services Inc. announced that is has acquired Associated Aircraft Manufacturing & Sales, Inc. (“AAMSI”) of Fort Lauderdale, FL.  AAMSI, founded in 1953, manufactures a variety of aircraft parts and provides repair and overhaul services for aircraft electronics, avionics, hydraulic and landing gear components.  AAMSI has a proven track record supporting the global defense... Read more

VPorts to Create First International AAM Corridor Between NY and Quebec

VPorts to Create First International AAM Corridor Between NY and Quebec

30-Nov-2022

VPorts, a Québec-based world leader in the design, construction, and operation of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) infrastructure, announces the creation of the first international electric AAM corridor between Syracuse Hancock International Airport (New York, U.S.) and VPorts’ vertiport in Mirabel (Québec, Canada). This corridor will foster the establishment of an AAM ecosystem that will provide... Read more

Politician raises questions over Friuli Venezia Giulia Region rescue contract

Politician raises questions over Friuli Venezia Giulia Region rescue contract

30-Nov-2022Source: HeliHub.com

A political controversy is being reported in Italy over the helicopter rescue contract in the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region.  The contract is held by Elifriulia using an Airbus H145 from a base at the main hospital in the town of Udine.  The contract covers a region of 3060 square miles, containing a population of just... Read more

HAL hands over last of 16 ALH Mk.III to Indian Coast Guard

HAL hands over last of 16 ALH Mk.III to Indian Coast Guard

29-Nov-2022Source: HeliHub.com

HAL handed over the last of the 16 ALHs (Mk-III, Maritime role) contracted with the Indian Coast Guard at a program here today to DG Coast Guard V S Pathania  in the presence of senior officials from CG, Defence and HAL. “We are proud to be associated with HAL and happy to issue a Letter... Read more

Bell Training Academy achieves 230,000 flight training hours

Bell Training Academy achieves 230,000 flight training hours

29-Nov-2022Source: Bell

In the heart of North Texas lies Bell’s state-of-the-art global headquarters for helicopter training. With combined experience of more than 250 years of technical instruction and exceeding 230,000 total flight hours for trainees in more than 135 countries, the Bell Training Academy (BTA) is an international hub for commercial and military pilot and technical training. At the... Read more

Astronautics Names New President

Astronautics Names New President

29-Nov-2022Source: Astronautics

Astronautics Corporation of America is pleased to announce that Robert Atac has joined the company as its president. Reporting directly to Astronautics Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ronald Zelazo, Atac will be responsible for the company’s strategic growth, product and technology development, and overall management.   “We are delighted to have Bob on board... Read more

HeliStream equips Bell Medium with BOOST HEC System

HeliStream equips Bell Medium with BOOST HEC System

29-Nov-2022Source: HeliStream

Boost Systems, the global leader in fully certified Human External Cargo Systems(HEC), Personnel Carrying Device Systems (PCDS), and related Training Services is pleased to announce the recent sale of a BOOST HEC System to HeliStream, while attending the annual HAI Aerial Work Safety Conference in Boise, Idaho this past week. “Working with BOOST to equip... Read more

Atlanta Police commit $10.4M to fleet update

Atlanta Police commit $10.4M to fleet update

28-Nov-2022Source: HeliHub.com

The City of Atlanta has signed off the paperwork at a City Council meeting earlier this month with a commitment of $10,445,227 to the future fleet of its Police Department This figure includes two new MD530FF helicopters from MD Helicopters, and the upgrade of the City’s current MD500E (pictured) to 530FF standard. Standardising the fleet... Read more

Bristow’s Inverness team honored with The Prince Philip Helicopter Rescue Award

Bristow’s Inverness team honored with The Prince Philip Helicopter Rescue Award

28-Nov-2022Source: Bristow

At 1431hrs on 08 March 2022, the Inverness SAR crew, Rescue 151 (R151), were requested by Police Scotland for a tasking to a 28-year-old male who had fallen on Ben Nevis, at 3600ft, CPR ongoing. R151 arrived on scene at 1510hrs. Despite progressive attempts, wind speeds above 60 knots with severe turbulence meant a safe... Read more

Vrgineers and DigiFlight to produce Advanced Mixed Reality Apache Trainer

Vrgineers and DigiFlight to produce Advanced Mixed Reality Apache Trainer

28-Nov-2022Source: Vrgineers

Vrgineers and DigiFlight have teamed to produce a modern and comprehensive training solution for the most survivable multi-role attack helicopter in the world.  With over 1200 aircraft currently in service the Advanced Mixed Reality Apache Trainer (AMRAT) will accelerate training pilots with high fidelity MR solutions and therefore significantly reduce the number of aircraft hours normally required to support training... Read more

Hyundai Signs MoU with Nusantara Capital City Authority to Establish AAM in Indonesia

Hyundai Signs MoU with Nusantara Capital City Authority to Establish AAM in Indonesia

28-Nov-2022Source: Hyundai

Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nusantara Capital City Authority (Indonesia: Otorita Ibu Kota Nusantara, OIKN) to work together to establish an advanced air mobility (AAM) ecosystem in Indonesia. The MoU was conducted during the B20 summit at Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center, Indonesia. The MoU signing was... Read more

Archer Announces 2022 Q3 Results to 30 September 2022

Archer Announces 2022 Q3 Results to 30 September 2022

28-Nov-2022Source: Archer

Archer Aviation Inc. (“Archer” or the “Company”) (NYSE: ACHR) announced operating and financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022. Archer conducted its earnings conference call at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time) on 10 November 2022. The Company has issued a shareholder letter discussing its third quarter 2022 operating and... Read more

ÖBB collaborates with FREQUENTIS on hanger-based drone operations

ÖBB collaborates with FREQUENTIS on hanger-based drone operations

28-Nov-2022

A dense rail network with almost 10,000 kilometres of track and over 1,000 stations and stops is the basis for the comprehensive and environmentally friendly provision of transport services in Austria. Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) is not only one of the most punctual, but also one of the safest railways in Europe. A recently signed... Read more

ITPS Canada Goes 100% Carbon Neutral

ITPS Canada Goes 100% Carbon Neutral

28-Nov-2022Source: ITPS Canada

ITPS Canada is proud to announce a pledge to be 100% carbon neutral for 2022 and beyond. To help achieve their environmental goals, ITPS (International Test Pilots School) has partnered with LivClean, a top-ranked carbon offset retailer. Through the partnership, ITPS’s carbon offset purchase will support the Great Bear Forest Carbon Project, located inside the... Read more

New Entrol H39 FNPT II MCC in Turkmenistan

New Entrol H39 FNPT II MCC in Turkmenistan

28-Nov-2022Source: Entrol

Entrol is manufacturing a H39 FNPT II MCC based on the AW139 together with Ussat Inzhener, an engineering company based in Turkmenistan. This device will be installed in Turkmenistan Airlines’ premises in Ashgabat by summer 2023 and will improve the training offered to their pilots by the Airline. This AW139 based simulator will be equipped... Read more

ACET awarded $37M contract for H-53 modifications

ACET awarded $37M contract for H-53 modifications

25-Nov-2022Source: US DoD

Adams Communication and Engineering Technology Inc.,* Reston, Virginia, is awarded a $37,470,104 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursement indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.  This contract provides for non-recurring and recurring efforts required to fabricate, assemble, and support prototyping, system integration, and installation of depot modifications associated with engineering changes to H-53 aircraft for the Navy, Marine Corps and Foreign Military Sales... Read more

Amentum awarded $15M maintenance contract at Joint Base Andrews

Amentum awarded $15M maintenance contract at Joint Base Andrews

25-Nov-2022Source: US DoD

Amentum Services Inc., Germantown, Maryland, has been awarded a $15,940,346 modification (P00022) to previously awarded contract FA2860-19-C-0005 for rotary wing maintenance. This contract provides helicopter maintenance of the aircraft assigned to the 316th Wing at Joint Base Andrews-Naval Air Facility Washington. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $71,484,294 from... Read more

USAF 20th Air Force prepares for MH-139 with visit to Ireland

USAF 20th Air Force prepares for MH-139 with visit to Ireland

25-Nov-2022Source: US Air Force

The long awaited UH-1N “Huey” replacement, the MH-139A “Grey Wolf,” has experienced some schedule delays, but that has not stopped the 20th Air Force from preparing for the new aircraft. Countries from around the world fly the related AW139 in support of defense/military missions, but the first to do so was Ireland who received their... Read more

EDA Chief Executive concludes visit to Norway with key takeaways

EDA Chief Executive concludes visit to Norway with key takeaways

25-Nov-2022Source: EDA

EDA Chief Executive, Jiří Šedivý, concludes an official visit to Norway where he held meetings with Minister of Defence, Bjørn Arild Gram, and National Armaments Director, Morten Tiller. Norway’s participation in EDA is built on the Agency’s first and longest standing Administrative Arrangement, signed over 16 years ago. During his visit to Olso, Mr Šedivý... Read more

Cornwall Air Ambulance crew members nominated for award

Cornwall Air Ambulance crew members nominated for award

25-Nov-2022Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance

Two members of the Cornwall Air Ambulance crew have been shortlisted in The Sun’s Who Cares Wins Awards 2022. The awards, in partnership with NHS Charities Together, celebrate healthcare heroes from frontline NHS staff to the ordinary people who go above and beyond. Cornwall Air Ambulance, along with two RNLI lifeguards and the South Western... Read more

Raytheon awarded $34M contract for MV-22 Helmet Mounted Display upgrades

Raytheon awarded $34M contract for MV-22 Helmet Mounted Display upgrades

24-Nov-2022Source: US DoD

Raytheon Intelligence and Space, Indianapolis, Indiana, is awarded a $34,196,644 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001923F0081) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001920G0007). This order provides for engineering, development, management, technical, and acquisition support for the development and integration of the ethernet expansion devices and the platform data server in support of integration of the MV-22 Helmet... Read more

Summit Aviation Receives 4th consecutive HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion Award

Summit Aviation Receives 4th consecutive HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion Award

24-Nov-2022Source: Summit Aviation

Summit Aviation Inc. announced that it has received its fourth consecutive HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion Award from the U.S. Department of Labor. U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh recognized Summit Aviation as one of the 835 recipients of the 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during a virtual award ceremony presented by the U.S. Department... Read more

Northrop Grumman to enhance UH-60V capabilities

Northrop Grumman to enhance UH-60V capabilities

24-Nov-2022Source: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been selected to provide engineering services for the KBR-led $156.7 million, five-year Department of Defense Information Analysis Center’s (DoD IAC) multiple-award contract (MAC) vehicle. IAC MAC task orders are awarded by the U.S. Air Force’s 774th Enterprise Sourcing Squadron to develop and create new knowledge for the enhancement of... Read more

UK donates Sea King helicopters and artillery rounds to Ukraine

UK donates Sea King helicopters and artillery rounds to Ukraine

24-Nov-2022Source: UK Government

An additional 10,000 artillery rounds will be provided by the UK to help Ukraine defend itself against Russia’s illegal invasion, the Defence Secretary has announced on a visit to Norway. The rounds will enhance Ukraine’s defensive capability and come as the first delivery of Sea King helicopters arrives in Ukraine to provide key search and... Read more

EDA reports on Helicopter Tactics Symposium

EDA reports on Helicopter Tactics Symposium

24-Nov-2022Source: EDA

Around 60 helicopter tactics specialists from 15 EDA participating Member States, as well as representatives of the Joint Air Power Competence Centre (JAPCC), NATO Flight Training Europe (NFTE), EU Military Staff (EUMS), United Nations (UN) Office of Military Affairs and representatives of several defence companies met recently in the Austrian Air Force Headquarters, situated in... Read more

Altitude Angel advances UAM airspace management in South Korea

Altitude Angel advances UAM airspace management in South Korea

24-Nov-2022Source: Altitude Angel

Altitude Angel, the world’s most trusted UTM (Unified Traffic Management) technology provider, announced it has welcomed Mopiens, Inc. and Synerex, Inc. into its Global Partnership Programme. With an extensive presence across South Korea and a supplier to over 200 airports globally, Mopiens will promote the advancement and deployment of Altitude Angel’s award-winning and industry-leading UTM... Read more

Uni-Fly to launch UK AW169 maintenance org

Uni-Fly to launch UK AW169 maintenance org

23-Nov-2022Source: HeliHub.com

Danish operator Uni-Fly has this week launched recruitment advertising for a UK Part 145 Maintenance Manager. The candidate will be based at their Humberside Airport operations centre, from there they fly two UK-registered Leonardo AW169 helicopters in support of the renewable energy sector. Uni-Fly also has a locally-registered AW169 based in Denmark alongside a pair... Read more

EHang signs with eight enterprises for UAM development

EHang signs with eight enterprises for UAM development

23-Nov-2022Source: eastwest connect

It is reported on November 17 by EHang, recently, EHang held a joint signing ceremony for strategic cooperation in low-altitude economic and ecological development at the Guangzhou R&D Center. See Full Story.   ... Read more

Northern Escape Heli Skiing wins award at 10th Annual World Ski Awards

Northern Escape Heli Skiing wins award at 10th Annual World Ski Awards

23-Nov-2022Source: Northern Escape Heli Skiing

Northern Escape Heli Skiing (NEH)  has won the World’s Best Heli-Ski Operator award at the 10th Annual World Ski Awards. NEH is a pioneer in the heli-ski industry and has been steadily pushing the envelope in the luxury adventure tourism space since 2004. “The World Ski Award for Best Heli Ski Operator is quite prestigious and we’re... Read more

KBR to Update UH-60V Fleet for US Army

KBR to Update UH-60V Fleet for US Army

23-Nov-2022Source: DOD IAC Program

KBR (NYSE: KBR) announced it has been awarded a $156.7 million task order to support capabilities assessment and enhancements for the U.S. Army’s Utility Helicopter 60 Variant (UH-60V) fleet, providing technologically superior and cost-effective helicopters for U.S. and Allied Forces. KBR was awarded this contract under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center’s (DoD IAC) multiple-award contract... Read more

UAE National SAR Centre selects Smith Myers Artemis

UAE National SAR Centre selects Smith Myers Artemis

23-Nov-2022Source: Smith Myers

The National Search and Rescue Center (NSRC) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is currently hosting the International Search and Rescue conference and exhibition in Abu Dhabi. NSRC has used the conference to formally announce that they have selected the Smith Myers ARTEMIS Mobile Phone detection, location, and communication system for installation across their fleet of Search & Rescue... Read more

LCI Appoints new COO

LCI Appoints new COO

23-Nov-2022Source: LCI

LCI, a leading aviation company and a subsidiary of the Libra Group, has promoted Terri Foley to Chief Operating Officer (COO) and General Counsel, effective immediately. Terri has a long-established career with LCI, having joined in 2008 as the company’s General Counsel. Based in LCI’s Dublin head office, Terri has proven experience in aviation leasing, financing... Read more

Skyports expands in Asia-Pacific with new Japan office

Skyports expands in Asia-Pacific with new Japan office

23-Nov-2022Source: Skyports

Skyports, the leading Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) infrastructure developer and drone services provider announced the opening of its branch office in Tokyo, Japan. The formation of a local business entity and team in Japan reflects Skyports’ continued commitment to developing the AAM industry in close collaboration with local partners, businesses, regulators, and end-users. Skyports’ Japan... Read more

Architect unveils plans for Australia’s first vertiport

Architect unveils plans for Australia’s first vertiport

23-Nov-2022Source: CONTRERAS EARL Architecture

Contreras Earl Architecture has unveiled its plans for Australia’s first air taxi vertiport. To be located at Caribbean Park in Melbourne, the vertiport will support the emerging electric air taxi industry, which is expected to revolutionise personal transport. We are working with a great team that includes Skyportz, To70 Aviation and Arup. The terminal is... Read more

EHang Participates in EU Project for EGNOS Adoption in AAM

EHang Participates in EU Project for EGNOS Adoption in AAM

22-Nov-2022

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading Autonomous Aerial Vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced its participation in an EU-funded project, the SBAS (EGNOS) Adoption in Multicopter VTOL Aircraft (“SAMVA”) project, for deploying European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (“EGNOS”) on electrical Vertical Take Off and Landing (“eVTOL”) aircraft operations, such as EH216 AAVs, across the continent.... Read more

Blade Air Mobility Reports Q3 Financial Statements Ended 30 September 2022

Blade Air Mobility Reports Q3 Financial Statements Ended 30 September 2022

22-Nov-2022Source: Blade Air Mobility

Blade Air Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLDE, “Blade” or the “Company”), a technology-powered air mobility platform, announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022. “Blade delivered another record quarter with exceptional performance across all business lines,” said Rob Wiesenthal, Blade’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our Short Distance business exceeded expectations, driven by higher pricing... Read more

HAI Aerial Work Safety Conference Wraps Up With Important Government Updates

HAI Aerial Work Safety Conference Wraps Up With Important Government Updates

22-Nov-2022Source: HAI

US governmental presentations were on tap the second day of the conference, with a video from Idaho Sen. James E. Risch recognizing the value of helicopters in preventing and suppressing wildfires followed by updates from the FAA, the US Forest Service, and the US Department of the Interior. Day 2 of the HAI Aerial Work... Read more

Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance win 2 awards at Air Ambulance Awards

Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance win 2 awards at Air Ambulance Awards

22-Nov-2022Source: Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance

The team at Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance were recognised nationally at this year’s Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence, coming out winners in two categories and highly commended in one. Organised by Air Ambulances UK and sponsored by Airbus, these annual awards took place on Monday 14th November to celebrate and recognise the specialist life-saving skills and commitments... Read more

First Jolly Green II Combat Rescue Helicopter delivered

First Jolly Green II Combat Rescue Helicopter delivered

22-Nov-2022Source: US Air Force

Defense Contract Management Agency Sikorsky Aircraft delivered the first HH-60W Jolly Green II Combat Rescue Helicopter to the 563rd Rescue Group, here Aug. 11. The HH-60W is the latest upgrade of the Sikorsky H-60 series helicopter designed to replace the Air Force’s current HH-60G inventory. Crewmembers from the 66th Rescue Squadron, or RQS, who will... Read more

Triple award success for Great Western Air Ambulance

Triple award success for Great Western Air Ambulance

22-Nov-2022Source: GWAAC

On Monday 14 November 2022, the Air Ambulances UK Awards of Excellence returned to Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham. It was a chance to celebrate and recognise the specialist lifesaving skills and commitment of all those working tirelessly within, and in support of, the air ambulance community. The night turned out to be a huge success... Read more

20th Air Force prepares for MH-139 visit to Ireland

20th Air Force prepares for MH-139 visit to Ireland

22-Nov-2022Source: US Air Force

The long awaited UH-1N “Huey” replacement, the MH-139A “Grey Wolf,” has experienced some schedule delays, but that has not stopped the 20th Air Force from preparing for the new aircraft. Countries from around the world fly the related AW139 in support of defense/military missions, but the first to do so was Ireland who received their... Read more

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance wins ‘Innovation of the Year’ award

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance wins ‘Innovation of the Year’ award

22-Nov-2022Source: Essex and Herts Air Ambulance

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) has been announced as the winner of the ‘Innovation of the Year Award’ in Air Ambulance UK’s Awards of Excellence 2022. For the first time since the pandemic, representatives from air ambulance communities all around the UK gathered together at a gala dinner where the winners were announced. The... Read more

Cornwall Air Ambulance Pleas for night time landing sites

Cornwall Air Ambulance Pleas for night time landing sites

22-Nov-2022Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance

Cornwall Air Ambulance is appealing to sports clubs across Cornwall who could provide night time landing sites for its helicopter on emergency missions. The charity aims to find at least 30 new night landing sites that will save crucial minutes of time – and is looking for sports pitches. There are already 30 ‘pre-surveyed’ locations... Read more

Ecocopter starts new Patagonia heliskiing season

Ecocopter starts new Patagonia heliskiing season

22-Nov-2022Source: Ecocopter

Heliskiing is an adventure sport in which the athlete performs off-piste descents using skis or board, enjoying the virgin snow in places where the lifts simply do not reach. This is where Ecocopter fulfills a fundamental mission to take extreme sportsmen to unique and inhospitable places in the middle of the mountain.  The adventurers are... Read more

SBI Leasing Services signs for an H145 from Kawasaki

SBI Leasing Services signs for an H145 from Kawasaki

22-Nov-2022Source: SBI Leasing

SBI Leasing Services, Ltd. (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Mitsuo Kubota, President & CEO; hereinafter referred to as “the Company”) announces that the Company has entered into a sales cooperation agreement with Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Yasuhiko Hashimoto; hereinafter “Kawasaki Heavy Industries”). The Company has signed a sales cooperation... Read more

Korea Forest Service orders two fire fighting helicopters

Korea Forest Service orders two fire fighting helicopters

22-Nov-2022Source: KAI Korea Aerospace Industries

[electronic translation] ‣ Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) signed a contract with the Public Procurement Service on the 18th to supply two forest helicopters. Two units will be delivered in the second half of 2024. ‣ The total contract amount was KRW 49.8 billion, which included repair parts, ground support equipment, technical manuals, technical and maintenance... Read more

NBAA Welcomes FAA Ruling on Expanding Aircraft Ownership Cycle

NBAA Welcomes FAA Ruling on Expanding Aircraft Ownership Cycle

22-Nov-2022Source: NBAA

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today welcomed the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) direct final rule to extend the duration of aircraft registration certificates from three to seven years. “We applaud the FAA for hearing our concerns over the current requirements and making this change,” said NBAA Director of Flight Operations and Regulations Brian Koester.... Read more

Lilium Announces Pricing of $119M Capital Raise

Lilium Announces Pricing of $119M Capital Raise

21-Nov-2022Source: Lilium

Lilium N.V. (Nasdaq: LILM) (“Lilium” or the “Company”), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, today announced the pricing of a $119 million capital raise from existing shareholders, new investors, and strategic partners. Participants include Honeywell and Aciturri as well as LGT and its affiliated impact investor Lightrock, Tencent, B. Riley... Read more

Native Air expands services with new base in Navajo County

Native Air expands services with new base in Navajo County

21-Nov-2022

Native Air expanded its wings to provide wider, extensive coverage in the Navajo County region with the opening of a new base to better serve residents and visitors of Northeastern Arizona. The new base – Native Air 18 in Show Low – increases comprehensive coverage in the area as it will focus on scene and... Read more

NHV thanks all involved in SAR contract

NHV thanks all involved in SAR contract

21-Nov-2022Source: NHV

NHV started Search and Rescue (SAR) operations in the Netherlands from 2011. At the beginning, NHV performed Night SAR operations from Pistoolhaven in Rotterdam then moved into day and night SAR services from 2014, flying with the Airbus AS365N3 Dauphins from both Pistoolhaven and the Den Helder Airport base. NHV are very proud of our... Read more

BJG Electronics signs agreement with Korean Aerospace Industries

BJG Electronics signs agreement with Korean Aerospace Industries

21-Nov-2022Source: BJG Electronics

BJG Electronics Group (BJG) announced today a long-term agreement with Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) to support the Korean Utility Helicopter – “KUH-1 Surion” and the Light Armed Helicopter (LAH) program with interconnect and electromechanical components. The KUH-1 Surion is Korea’s first indigenous helicopter and is being deployed for operations in Korea with the military, police,... Read more

Elbit Systems Awarded $200M Contract for Self-Protection Suits in Asia-Pacific

Elbit Systems Awarded $200M Contract for Self-Protection Suits in Asia-Pacific

21-Nov-2022Source: Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ:ESLT and TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems”) announced that it was awarded a contract valued at approximately $200 million to supply Electronic Warfare and airborne laser technologies to protect military helicopters of a country in Asia-Pacific. The contract will be executed over a four-year period. Under the contract, Elbit Systems will supply self-protection suites comprised... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance awarded 4 industry Awards

Devon Air Ambulance awarded 4 industry Awards

21-Nov-2022

Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) is proud to have received 4 accolades at the recent Awards of Excellence hosted by Air Ambulances UK Sponsored by Airbus, the annual awards celebrates and recognises the specialist lifesaving skills and commitment of those working tirelessly within and in support of the air ambulance community. The event held in Birmingham on... Read more

Eliance Group completes purchase of Italian operator Elifriulia

Eliance Group completes purchase of Italian operator Elifriulia

18-Nov-2022

This news story follows the announcement in July of the intention of Eliance eto purchase Elifriulia The Eliance Group, a Spanish operator active in the helicopter services sector, has acquired the majority of the share capital of Elifriulia SpA alongside the two institutional financial partners who remain in the shareholding with a minority stake. In... Read more

Archer Unveils Its Production Aircraft, Midnight™

Archer Unveils Its Production Aircraft, Midnight™

18-Nov-2022Source: Archer Aviation

Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR), a leader in eVTOL aircraft, publicly unveiled its production aircraft, Midnight, a pilot-plus-four-passenger eVTOL aircraft during its Open House event in Palo Alto, CA. Midnight is the evolution of Archer’s demonstrator eVTOL aircraft, Maker, which has validated its proprietary twelve-tilt-six configuration and key enabling technologies. Midnight is designed to be... Read more

Vita Aerospace Delivers Vita Rescue System to UAE

Vita Aerospace Delivers Vita Rescue System to UAE

18-Nov-2022Source: Vita Aerospace 

Vita Aerospace (Vita) announced the fleet-wide deployment of the Vita Rescue System (VRS) to the United Arab Emirates, National Search and Rescue Center (NSRC). The UAE National Search and Rescue Center is a regional and world leader in the adoption and development of cutting-edge rescue technologies and practices. Their adoption of the Vita Rescue System marks a... Read more

ASU appoints new VP of Sales

ASU appoints new VP of Sales

18-Nov-2022Source: ASU

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) announced that ASU Senior Director of Sales Dan Meyer was promoted to Vice President of Sales. “During the last year Dan has proven his leadership and sales capabilities,” said ASU President Dr. Joe Estrera. “Dan has developed the sales team, distributor network and cultivated client relationships around the world. This... Read more

HAI Aerial Work Safety Conference Opens With 400 In Attendance

HAI Aerial Work Safety Conference Opens With 400 In Attendance

17-Nov-2022Source: HAI

Day 1 of the annual event incorporating aerial firefighting, utilities, patrol, and construction work includes presentations on HEC, NVG, digital distraction in the cockpit, and more. Close to 400 industry professionals attended Day 1 of HAI’s two-day Aerial Work Safety Conference at the Boise Centre West in Boise, Idaho, yesterday. The conference, formerly the HAI Aerial Firefighting... Read more

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