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Australian pilot marks 5000 hours flying Chinooks

Australian pilot marks 5000 hours flying Chinooks

8-Jun-2021Source: Australian Government

Former Army aviator and Boeing aircrewman Greg Maiden recently clocked up 5000 flying hours in CH-47 Chinooks at RAAF Base Townsville. “Boeing keeps records of the flying hours and there are very few that have achieved this milestone,” Mr Maiden said. The hours were accrued throughout his flying career, which started in 1998 on the... Read more

NHV Group welcomes new Chief Financial Officer

NHV Group welcomes new Chief Financial Officer

8-Jun-2021Source: NHV Group

NHV Group announced the appointment of Mr. Laurent Verhelst as Chief Financial Officer (‘CFO’). Mr. Verhelst will be a member of NHV’s Executive Committee reporting to CEO Steffen Bay. He will begin his employment mid-June 2021. Laurent Verhelst is a senior executive with a proven track record and deep financial expertise that stems from more... Read more

EHang 216 AAV Conducted Trial Flights in Japan

EHang 216 AAV Conducted Trial Flights in Japan

8-Jun-2021Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced today its flagship passenger-grade AAV EHang 216 successfully performed its maiden Japan unmanned and autonomous trial flight to showcase safe, autonomous, eco-friendly urban air mobility (“UAM”) solutions. Ahead of the trial flight, the EHang 216... Read more

World Aviation purchased an H11 / H135 FNPT II MCC simulator

World Aviation purchased an H11 / H135 FNPT II MCC simulator

8-Jun-2021Source: Entrol

Entrol has sold an H11 / H135 FNPT II MCC simulator to World Aviation. It will be installed at World Aviation’s training facilities in Cuatro Vientos Airport, Madrid (Spain). The H11 FNPT II MCC is one Entrol’s most popular models, having been certified in many countries such as USA, Germany, France, Argentina or Sweden. This... Read more

Possible US Foreign Military Sale to Australia of 29 AH-64Es

Possible US Foreign Military Sale to Australia of 29 AH-64Es

8-Jun-2021Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Australia of AH-64E Apache Helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $3.5 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Australia has requested to... Read more

Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout Completes Successful Fit Check

Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout Completes Successful Fit Check

8-Jun-2021Source: Northrop Grumman

A Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) MQ-8C Fire Scout, the U.S. Navy’s only ship-based autonomous helicopter program, passes the initial fit check aboard the USS Anchorage (LPD-23) at Naval Base San Diego demonstrating the aircrafts’ suitability for the U.S. Marine Corps’ amphibious warfare mission. MQ-8C Fire Scout, which has integrated the AN/ZPY-8 radar, is expected... Read more

Helitak UH60 Black Hawk Fire Tank Receives FAA STC

Helitak UH60 Black Hawk Fire Tank Receives FAA STC

8-Jun-2021Source: Helitak

Continual Research and development leads to new evolution of airborne firefighting tank technology to aid in accurate and faster dispersal of water onto bushfires. In 2018, the Helitak FT4500 Fire Tank underwent rigorous flight-testing and trials in conjunction with High Performance Helicopters (HPH) in California. The tank received 8110-3 Major Alteration approval in early 2020... Read more

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity Appoints New Trustees

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity Appoints New Trustees

8-Jun-2021Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

During Volunteers’ Week (1st – 7th June 2021) advanced pre-hospital emergency service, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, has announced the appointment of Vivienne McVey and Neal Hooper to its Board of Trustees, who joined the organisation after an open selection process. The lifesaving service relies on important voluntary support from more than 200 people across the... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance wins national award

East Anglian Air Ambulance wins national award

7-Jun-2021Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has been awarded the top spot in this year’s Best Companies list for the Charity Sector for its exceptional employee engagement and support during the pandemic. The charity has also been recognised as the 6th Best Company to Work For in the East of England in the 2021 listings and 14th... Read more

New AW139 lasts just two weeks with Omni in Brazil

New AW139 lasts just two weeks with Omni in Brazil

7-Jun-2021Source: HeliHub.com

A newly delivered AW139 had an accident during a night training flight last week which will likely lead to the aircraft being declared a write-off. Delivered new from the US production line in Philadelphia, PR-OTF was ferried between 10 and 17 April through to the Omni base at Macapa in north-east Brazil. A week later,... Read more

ADAC makes first flight on sustainable aviation fuel

ADAC makes first flight on sustainable aviation fuel

7-Jun-2021Source: Safran

A rescue helicopter has flown on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for the first time, achieving a new milestone in international aviation. Operated by the German non-profit organization ADAC Luftrettung, the Airbus H145 rescue helicopter has its Arriel 2E engines ceremonially refuelled with biofuel, a type of SAF, at the air rescue station at Munich’s Harlaching... Read more

Heli biking tour operation proposed for Tatla Lake area

Heli biking tour operation proposed for Tatla Lake area

7-Jun-2021Source: The Williams Lake Tribune

A proposed, guided heli biking tour operation could touch down southwest of the community of Tatla Lake, pending approval from the province. See Full Story. ... Read more

Ecocopter implements the FDM System in 100% of its Latam Fleet

Ecocopter implements the FDM System in 100% of its Latam Fleet

7-Jun-2021

The technology in world aeronautics advances and develops in a vertiginous way with rapid and profound changes aimed at providing the greatest safety. Thus, in recent times, the use of data and monitoring has developed transversely from operation to maintenance. Flight safety aims, in addition to safeguarding human lives, to know the causes of a... Read more

CHC becomes first Australian operator to meet major milestone

CHC becomes first Australian operator to meet major milestone

7-Jun-2021Source: CHC

CHC Helicopter—a global leader in helicopter services and maintenance, repair and overhaul provision—has become the first commercial rotary wing operator in Australia to achieve the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR), Part 42 Continuing Airworthiness Management Organization (CAMO), and Part 145 Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO). Vince D’Rozario, CHC Regional Director... Read more

New President and COO named at CMH Heli-Skiiing

New President and COO named at CMH Heli-Skiiing

7-Jun-2021Source: CMH Heli-Skiiing

Alterra Mountain Company announced that Rob Rohn has been named President & COO of CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures based in Banff, Alberta, Canada, effective immediately. Rob will be responsible for CMH’s operations as well as driving the profitability and growth of this premier destination by constantly improving the legendary CMH guest experience. He will... Read more

Rotortrade opens 10th office in Shanghai

Rotortrade opens 10th office in Shanghai

7-Jun-2021Source: Rotortrade

Rotortrade is proud to announce the opening of its new office in Shanghai and the nomination of Jingxin (Tommy) LIU as Regional Director for Greater China. Tommy is a highly respected professional in the rotorcraft industry with an impressive sales record in the past ten years selling in excess of $200M worth of helicopters and... Read more

Nominations now open for 2022 HAI Salute to Excellence Awards

Nominations now open for 2022 HAI Salute to Excellence Awards

7-Jun-2021Source: HAI

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

Bristow Group selects Ramco MRO software

Bristow Group selects Ramco MRO software

4-Jun-2021Source: Ramco System

Global aviation software provider Ramco Systems announced it will implement its Aviation M&E MRO Software V5.8 to digitally transform the maintenance and engineering operations of Bristow Group Inc., one of the world’s largest helicopter operators providing offshore transportation, search and rescue (SAR) and aircraft support services to government and civil organizations worldwide. Ramco shares a... Read more

American Helicopter Museum Adds Kitty Hawk Flyers

American Helicopter Museum Adds Kitty Hawk Flyers

4-Jun-2021Source: American Helicopter Museum

The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) recently added two Kitty Hawk Flyers to its collection. The electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft, gifts from their inventor, Kitty Hawk Corporation in Palo Alto, California, were intended to serve as recreational vehicles. The lightweight, single seat aircraft are each eight feet long, 13 feet... Read more

IronMountain awarded $30M contract for support of Utility Helicopters Project Office

IronMountain awarded $30M contract for support of Utility Helicopters Project Office

4-Jun-2021Source: US DoD

IronMountain Solutions Inc.,* Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $30,495,183 modification (P00003) to contract W31P4Q-21-F-B001 for technical support for the Utility Helicopters Project Office. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of June 8, 2022. Fiscal 2010 and 2021 Foreign Military Sales; 2021 operation and maintenance, Army; 2019, 2020 and 2021... Read more

CAE selected to develop HH-60W virtual/mixed reality aircrew trainer

CAE selected to develop HH-60W virtual/mixed reality aircrew trainer

4-Jun-2021

CAE announced that CAE USA has been awarded a Project Level Agreement under the SOSSEC consortium’s AFLCMC Consortium Initiative (ACI) Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) to design and develop the initial prototype HH-60W virtual reality/mixed reality (VR/MR) aircrew trainer.  The HH-60W, known as Jolly Green II, is the U.S. Air Force’s new combat search and rescue... Read more

Reiser H135 Full Flight Simulator approved by EASA at Level D

Reiser H135 Full Flight Simulator approved by EASA at Level D

4-Jun-2021Source: Reiser Simulation and Training

RST’s newest Airbus H135 full flight simulator was initially qualified to the highest standard Level D by the German Federal Aviation Office (Luftfahrt-Bundesamt / LBA) according to European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations. The most modern FFS helicopter type H135 is thus ready for training at the major training location of Lufthansa Aviation Training GmbH... Read more

New Standards Launched for Offshore Helicopter Refueling

New Standards Launched for Offshore Helicopter Refueling

4-Jun-2021Source: OPITO

OPITO, the global safety and skills organisation for the energy industry, together with the OGUK Aviation Services Task Group, has launched new standards to ensure helicopter refuelling on offshore assets is consistently completed safely and effectively. The Helicopter Refuelling Initial Training and Workplace Competence Assessment Standards, which have been developed in collaboration with a cross-sector working group,... Read more

Bristow renews sponsorship of UK Cadet Programme

Bristow renews sponsorship of UK Cadet Programme

3-Jun-2021Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) is investing in the next generation of offshore helicopter pilots with its latest sponsored UK cadet programme in partnership with Helicentre Aviation, designed to attract, train and retain the professional pilots of the future. Applications are now open for the programme, which will see four cadets chosen through a rigorous... Read more

Saab extends Swedish AW109LUH MRO contract

Saab extends Swedish AW109LUH MRO contract

3-Jun-2021

The Leonardo AW109LUH (known locally as “Helikopter 15”) has been in operation in the Swedish Armed Forces for around 18 years and since 2012, Saab has had an exclusive agreement to ensure the operational availability of the helicopters. The agreement confirms the Swedish Armed Forces’ continued trust in Saab as a long-term support partner. The... Read more

Airbus publish profile of Bart Stevenson, President and Founder of Forest Helicopters

Airbus publish profile of Bart Stevenson, President and Founder of Forest Helicopters

3-Jun-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

We sat down with Forest Helicopters to talk about their operations, what they look for in a helicopter and why the H125 is their preferred platform to execute their wide-ranging missions. What’s your name? Bart Stevenson, President and Founder of Forest Helicopters and a pilot with more than 20,000 flight hours. Tell us about Forest... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance journeys towards sustainability

Devon Air Ambulance journeys towards sustainability

3-Jun-2021Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance recognises that our world is facing a serious and urgent threat to climate change. The journey towards environmental sustainability is ongoing, but sadly it is not something which can be resolved instantly. Instead it is about making a meaningful commitment to addressing the reality of climate breakdown, by acting to radically reduce carbon emissions. The Declaration has been prepared by... Read more

International Rotorcraft Community Launches Collaborative Safety Program

International Rotorcraft Community Launches Collaborative Safety Program

3-Jun-2021Source: HAI

International rotorcraft safety organizations, regional safety teams, and other global safety stakeholders are pleased to announce the establishment of the Vertical Aviation Safety Team (VAST). In cooperation and collaboration with the worldwide vertical flight community, VAST aims to achieve a vision of zero fatal accidents, providing “Safety Above All.” In pursuit of that vision, VAST... Read more

United Rotorcraft and Vita Inclinata Announce Partnership

United Rotorcraft and Vita Inclinata Announce Partnership

3-Jun-2021Source: United Rotorcraft

Vita Inclinata Technologies, which stabilizes load swing and spin with the touch of a button, and United Rotorcraft (a division of Air Methods), a provider of superior aerospace products and system integrations, including Firehawk helicopter modifications and US Military MEDEVAC helicopter cabin modifications, have announced a joint manufacturing capability partnership. The partnership will focus on... Read more

First Airbus H135 in Russia with Helionix

First Airbus H135 in Russia with Helionix

3-Jun-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

The first H135 with the Helionix system began operating in Russia. The car was purchased by a private client to replace the previous version of the H135. “Today the H135 is the most affordable twin-engine helicopter on the market, approved for instrument flights. The 4-channel autopilot in combination with the Helionix® avionics suite significantly reduces pilot workload. Due... Read more

UK aircraft carrier sets sail for 7 months with 14 helicopters and 18 jets

UK aircraft carrier sets sail for 7 months with 14 helicopters and 18 jets

3-Jun-2021Source: UK Government

Nine ships, 32 aircraft, and 3,700 personnel will set sail today on the UK Carrier Strike Group’s maiden operational deployment. The seven-month global deployment will extend through the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean and on to the Indo-Pacific, interacting with more than one fifth of the world’s nations. Britain’s new flagship aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth,... Read more

VFS announces winners of student helicopter design competition

VFS announces winners of student helicopter design competition

3-Jun-2021Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society announces the winners of its inaugural Design-Build-Vertical Flight (DBVF) Student Competition. The University of Michigan took first place with a prize of $2,000. The team from the University of Maryland took second place and the Ohio State University took third place; the teams will be awarded cash prizes of $1,000 and $500, respectively. Photos are... Read more

UEC VK-650V engines to be repaired in mobile service units

UEC VK-650V engines to be repaired in mobile service units

3-Jun-2021Source: United Engine Corporatio

As part of the report at the International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia-2021, UEC-Klimov JSC (part of the United Engine Corporation Rostec) presented the concept of servicing the new VK-650V helicopter engine using mobile units. The VK-650V engine has a take-off power of 650 hp and is designed to operate as part of the Russian Ka-226T... Read more

Plymouth Businessman named Patron of Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust

Plymouth Businessman named Patron of Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust

3-Jun-2021Source: Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust

Prominent New Plymouth businessman Bryce Barnett has been named as Patron of the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust. Barnett was welcomed into the honorary role during a small ceremony at the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter hangar at New Plymouth Base Hospital today. Barnett spent eight years with the Trust, taking the reins as Chairman in 2012 and... Read more

French Navy adds two more H160s

French Navy adds two more H160s

2-Jun-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) has confirmed an option to Airbus Helicopters, Babcock and Safran Helicopter Engines for two more H160s for the French Navy. These aircraft will join the fleet of four H160s already contracted in 2020, the first of which is currently being assembled by Airbus Helicopters in Marignane, in the south... Read more

Airbus Helicopters appoints its first distributor in Russia

Airbus Helicopters appoints its first distributor in Russia

2-Jun-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus certified the first distributor of its own helicopters in Russia. It is the Gorka business aviation innovation center, which will now be able to offer Russian customers civilian Airbus helicopters: single-engine H125, H130 and twin-engine H135 and H145. The ceremony of presenting the certificate was held today as part of the international exhibition HeliRussia at Crocus... Read more

Web Manuals Store Partners with ASQS

Web Manuals Store Partners with ASQS

2-Jun-2021Source: Web Manuals

Under an existing agreement with web-based safety, quality and risk management solution ASQS, Web Manuals customers operating in Canada and Australia have access to relevant regional digitized regulations. Web Manuals Store partners with ASQS to continue its expansion into new territories with the addition of Australian and Canadian libraries. The regulations are packaged as compliance... Read more

UEC completes VK-1600V engine design using only 3D modeling

UEC completes VK-1600V engine design using only 3D modeling

2-Jun-2021Source: United Engine Corporation

For the first time in Russian history, the United Engine Corporation Rostec designed a VK-1600V helicopter engine using only 3D modeling. All design documentation for the power plant demonstrator created at UEC-Klimov has been released in electronic form. The use of 3D design has a number of significant advantages: ease of reading, the use of... Read more

UTair-Engineering received Airbus approval certificate

UTair-Engineering received Airbus approval certificate

2-Jun-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Following the audit, Airbus once again certified UTair-Engineering JSC as an authorized maintenance center for helicopters of the European aviation concern in Russia. The ceremony of presenting the certificate was held today as part of the international helicopter industry exhibition HeliRussia at Crocus Expo. “At present, UTair-Engineering is the only service center for Airbus helicopters approved... Read more

Children’s Air Ambulance win prestigious healthcare award

Children’s Air Ambulance win prestigious healthcare award

2-Jun-2021Source: Children's Air Ambulance

The Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) has won the Adolescent and Child Health Care Team award at the Oxfordshire Health and Social Care Awards 2021. The Children’s Air Ambulance is a national service which is changing the face of paediatric and neonatal care through the high-speed transfer of critically ill babies and children – flying them... Read more

Nasdaq cautions Ehang over late form filing

Nasdaq cautions Ehang over late form filing

2-Jun-2021Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), an autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced it has received a notice from Nasdaq on May 20, 2021 stating that, as a result of not having timely filed its annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2020 (the “2020 Form... Read more

218 Aviation Repair Plant contracts with UTair for engine maintenance

218 Aviation Repair Plant contracts with UTair for engine maintenance

2-Jun-2021Source: United Engine Corporation

JSC 218 ARP (part of the United Engine Corporation of Rostec) will provide services for servicing helicopter engines in the interests of JSC UTair-Engineering. The corresponding contract between the enterprises was signed at the International Exhibition of the Helicopter Industry HeliRussia-2021. According to the document, 218 ARZ by the end of 2021 must carry out... Read more

FAA approve Avidyne multifunction FMS for helicopters

FAA approve Avidyne multifunction FMS for helicopters

2-Jun-2021Source: Avidyne

Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics systems, displays, and safety systems for general aviation, business aircraft, and helicopters, announced receipt of Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for their dzus-mounted Avidyne Helios™ multifunction flight management system (FMS) for Helicopters. “Avidyne Helios provides huge benefits for many helicopter operators and getting... Read more

MD Helicopters awarded $14.5M contract to support Afghan MD530F fleet

MD Helicopters awarded $14.5M contract to support Afghan MD530F fleet

31-May-2021Source: US DoD

MD Helicopter Inc., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $14,500,000 modification (P00044) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0038 to provide contractor logistics support for the Afghanistan Air Force fleet of armed MD 530F rotary wing aircraft. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona; Kabul, Afghanistan; and Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2021.... Read more

AUK Protection equips Swedish Air Ambulance

AUK Protection equips Swedish Air Ambulance

28-May-2021Source: AUK Protection

Swedish Air Ambulance, SLA, provides prehospital ambulance care in large parts of Sweden. Onboard the helicopters there are, apart from pilots, experienced anesthesiologists and HEMS/nursing personnel that can provide top quality emergency care to sick or injured on site and during transport. SLA also provides intensive care transports between hospitals, both within and outside connected... Read more

IBAC Announces FlightSafety International as New Industry Partner

IBAC Announces FlightSafety International as New Industry Partner

28-May-2021Source: IBAC

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) announced FlightSafety International has joined as an IBAC Industry Partner. The alliance between the two organizations began more than a decade ago when they co-developed a series of e-learning courses on the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) and Safety Management Systems (SMS), hosted by FlightSafety. IBAC welcomes... Read more

Ascent Helicopters turns to Airbus H145

Ascent Helicopters turns to Airbus H145

28-May-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

“The H145 is the next step for our specialty operations, in terms of safety, and performance,” Ascent President Trent Lemke said. “We are always evolving, in terms of programs and technology. The H145 is an all-around exceptional helicopter that comes backed with exemplary support from Airbus, so we can trust that it will be ready... Read more

Bozeman Health and Life Flight Network Announce Partnership on Patient Transport

Bozeman Health and Life Flight Network Announce Partnership on Patient Transport

28-May-2021Source: Life Flight Network

Bozeman Health and Life Flight Network are pleased to share that they have entered into an agreement for Life Flight Network to provide comprehensive medical transport services for Bozeman Health patients. Life Flight Network, also a not-for-profit organization, is a medical transport service with helicopter, fixed-wing, and ground ambulance bases throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and... Read more

Medical Air Global Trends Research Study Released

Medical Air Global Trends Research Study Released

28-May-2021Source: Spectrum Aeromed

Spectrum Aeromed, a leading global designer and manufacturer of air ambulance equipment and medical interiors, released an industry report after hiring an outside research firm, Diedrich RPM, to conduct an independent global blind study to capture an objective view of the global air medical industry. Based on feedback from decision-makers in all markets studied, customers... Read more

VoloConnect: Expanding Volocopter’s Coverage of the Urban Air Mobility Ecosystem

VoloConnect: Expanding Volocopter’s Coverage of the Urban Air Mobility Ecosystem

28-May-2021Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), unveiled its newest aircraft, VoloConnect, at EBACE Connect. This electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) is designed to connect suburbs to cities and complements the company’s existing family of aircraft for the intra-city mission. VoloConnect’s distinctive hybrid lift and push design is expected to achieve certification within the... Read more

Helijet certified as a YVR 2021 Climate Smart business

Helijet certified as a YVR 2021 Climate Smart business

28-May-2021Source: Helijet

Helijet International Inc. is pleased to announce its successful completion of the Climate Smart training and certification program, adding to Helijet’s well-established  and ongoing commitment to the environment. This award-winning greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions program was established in 2009 by Climate Smart Businesses Inc. (Climate Smart), a Radicle Group Company. Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR)... Read more

Bell Training Academy Takes Customers through Autorotations in Virtual Demonstration

Bell Training Academy Takes Customers through Autorotations in Virtual Demonstration

27-May-2021Source: Bell

After a year of navigating the limits and restrictions enacted by COVID-19 protocols, the Bell Training Academy (BTA) instructors continuously seek innovative ways to connect with customers. As global travel came to a sudden halt, our world-class team carried on with virtual training to keep our customers’ rotorcraft knowledge up to date. Recently, the BTA... Read more

Bristow Group Appoints Retired US Air Force General to its Board of Directors

Bristow Group Appoints Retired US Air Force General to its Board of Directors

27-May-2021Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) announced that retired U.S. Air Force General Maryanne Miller has been appointed to its Board of Directors. The appointment to the new director position was effective May 23, 2021. General Miller, age 62, is a retired four-star U.S. Air Force General with over 39 years of military service. In her... Read more

United Rotorcraft delivers two S70 Firehawks to Ventura County

United Rotorcraft delivers two S70 Firehawks to Ventura County

27-May-2021Source: United Rotorcraft

United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation announced today the delivery of two HH-60L FIREHAWK® helicopters to Ventura County Air Unit. Configured by United Rotorcraft with a 1,000-gallon water tank attached to the belly of the aircraft; an extended landing gear to accommodate the tank; a retractable snorkel than can refill the tank in... Read more

Precision Aviation Group acquires Keystone Turbine Services

Precision Aviation Group acquires Keystone Turbine Services

27-May-2021Source: Precision Aviation Group

Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the Worldwide Aerospace and Defense industry, announced today the acquisition of Keystone Turbine Services (KTS) of Coatesville, Pennsylvania. KTS specializes in providing complete OEM-approved aftermarket Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (“MRO”) services for operators of the Rolls-Royce M250 series of gas turbine... Read more

EHang Reveals Long-Range VT-30 AAV

EHang Reveals Long-Range VT-30 AAV

27-May-2021Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, today revealed its new type of electric passenger-grade AAV “VT-30”, the first in EHang’s product suite that is designed for inter-city transporation. With a hybrid structure, VT-30 is designed to travel a distance of up to... Read more

NHV launches Part-147 Technical Training Organization

NHV launches Part-147 Technical Training Organization

27-May-2021Source: NHV Group

NHV Group, a leading provider of B2B helicopter services, today announced it has established a brand-new maintenance training organization that will provide training and certification for aircraft technicians. NHV will offer aircraft type-related training, initially focusing on the Airbus H145 D2/D3, Airbus H175, Airbus AS365N3 and Leonardo AW139. Thanks to a collaborative partnership with the... Read more

EBAA notes aviation emissions study

EBAA notes aviation emissions study

27-May-2021Source: EBAA

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) notes the study on Business aviation by Transport & Environment and points out the European sector has been working diligently and successfully towards decarbonisation through its own commitment on climate change since 2009. The report, called “Private jets: can the super rich supercharge zero-emission aviation?” by Brussels based NGO... Read more

Henley Air has launched an EMS in South Africa

Henley Air has launched an EMS in South Africa

27-May-2021Source: Bell

Long-standing Bell customer, Henley Air, has launched its very own Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) in South Africa, utilizing six Bell products. With over 22 years of experience, Henley Air is a family-owned and managed helicopter company that has provided safe and reliable helicopter-related services to the South African market. The company has demonstrated and... Read more

Airbus performs first five-bladed H145 retrofit of DRF Luftrettung helicopter

Airbus performs first five-bladed H145 retrofit of DRF Luftrettung helicopter

26-May-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters, in cooperation with DRF Luftrettung, has performed the first retrofit of a four-bladed H145 into the new five-bladed version. The helicopter, an H145 of the German HEMS operator, was first delivered in 2018 and will be deployed at DRF’s base in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany. The upgrade to the five-bladed version can be performed by... Read more

Able Aerospace renews Airbus Helicopters contract 

Able Aerospace renews Airbus Helicopters contract 

26-May-2021Source: Able Aerospace

Able Aerospace Services, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has renewed its service center agreement with Airbus Helicopters, Inc. for an additional three years. The contract designates Able as an approved Airbus Service Facility provider for dynamic component repair and overhaul services for multiple Airbus Helicopters platforms including AS350,... Read more

Seabury Securities Advises OneSky Flight on AAG Acquisition

Seabury Securities Advises OneSky Flight on AAG Acquisition

26-May-2021Source: Seabury Securities

Seabury Securities LLC, the wholly-owned investment banking arm of Seabury Capital Group LLC (collectively, “Seabury Capital”) announced that the company has advised Directional Aviation’s OneSky Flight (“OneSky”) company on the acquisition of Associated Aircraft Group (“AAG”), the premier provider of executive Sikorsky helicopter service in the Northeastern United States. AAG is a helicopter operator based... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance introduces new electrochemical tech

Devon Air Ambulance introduces new electrochemical tech

26-May-2021Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance introduces new electrochemical technology thanks to a major donation from South West Water  South West Water (SWW) has over the years been a great supporter of Devon Air Ambulance and have proudly supported the charity with an annual donation of around £5,600. This regular financial support has enabled Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) to maintain it’s vital life-saving... Read more

Rostec to Grow Parts for the Ka-62 Engine

Rostec to Grow Parts for the Ka-62 Engine

24-May-2021Source: Rostec

The Additive Technologies Center of Rostec State Corporation has put into operation a laser printer with the largest available build volume in Russia. The new equipment will make it possible to use additive technology to “grow” large-sized parts for the next-generation VK-1600V engine used in Ka-62 helicopter. New engine components will be created using Russian materials and the... Read more

Boeing awarded $7M contract for integration of the legacy strap pack assembly for AH-64E

Boeing awarded $7M contract for integration of the legacy strap pack assembly for AH-64E

24-May-2021Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $7,674,185 modification (P00080) to contract W58RGZ-16-C-0023 for integration of the legacy strap pack assembly for remanufactured AH-64E aircraft. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2024. Fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement, Army funds in the amount of $7,674,185 were obligated... Read more

First H145 upgraded to five blade head now in operation 

First H145 upgraded to five blade head now in operation 

24-May-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

DRF Luftrettung is putting the world’s first upgraded type H145 helicopter into operation at the base in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany. This particular machine was retroactively modified from four to five main rotor blades. Technicians from DRF Luftrettung, together with the manufacturer Airbus Helicopters, performed this first retrofit of a four-bladed H145 at the Airbus site in... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $25M contract for repair of refueling probes on HH-60G

Sikorsky awarded $25M contract for repair of refueling probes on HH-60G

24-May-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, has been awarded a $25,813,361 requirements contract for the repair/overhaul of the refueling probes on the HH-60G helicopter. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, and is expected to completed May 2026. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2021 defense working capital funds are being used... Read more

Rostec to Increase Share in the Global Helicopter Engine Market to 20% by 2035

Rostec to Increase Share in the Global Helicopter Engine Market to 20% by 2035

24-May-2021Source: Rostec

Russian share in the world market for helicopter engines ranges between 10 to 12 percent. This was reported to TASS by the Deputy General Director – General Designer of the United Engine Corporation (UEC, part of the Rostec State Corporation), Yuri Shmotin. “Today UEC is represented on the global helicopter engine market by two types of motors: TV3-117/VK-2500 and TV7-117V.... Read more

Mi and Ka Military Helicopters to Receive a Unified Engine Design

Mi and Ka Military Helicopters to Receive a Unified Engine Design

21-May-2021Source: United Engine Corporation

The United Engine Corporation (UEC, part of the Rostec State Corporation) has launched mass production of the VK-2500P engine designed for the modern Mi-28NM attack helicopter. The engine can also be installed in all other types of Mi and Ka military helicopters. “We produced several dozen VK-2500P engines already while developing the Mi-28NM helicopter. Full-scale... Read more

Sikorsky Australia Awarded $10m RAN MH-60R Sustainment Contract Expansion

Sikorsky Australia Awarded $10m RAN MH-60R Sustainment Contract Expansion

21-May-2021Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Australia, a Lockheed Martin company, has been awarded an AUD$10m contract to deliver additional sustainment support services for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) fleet of 24 MH-60R Seahawk maritime helicopters. The contract will see the creation of 10 new positions in Sikorsky Australia’s purpose-built Maintenance and Logistics Support facility in Nowra NSW. Sikorsky Australia’s... Read more

Bell and Universal Helicopters Collaborate to Expand Bell 505 Training

Bell and Universal Helicopters Collaborate to Expand Bell 505 Training

21-May-2021Source: Bell

As a long-time operator of the Bell 206 Jet Ranger, proving instruction and Part 135 services, Universal Helicopters (UHI) embarks on a new venture with Bell to deliver Bell 505 training to pilots across the U.S. and from around the world. New pilots can receive ab initio and rotary wing add-on training in the new... Read more

Hillsboro Aero Academy launches 12 month professional pilot program

Hillsboro Aero Academy launches 12 month professional pilot program

21-May-2021Source: Hillsboro Aero Academy

Hillsboro Aero Academy, a U.S.-based leading provider of helicopter and airplane pilot career training, announced today the launch of new Accelerated pacing for its flagship Airplane Professional Pilot Program. The Accelerated track is based on FAA approval of a newly developed syllabus that reduces the minimum flight hours for the Commercial Pilot Certificate, allowing students... Read more

CPI Aero signs new $17.2M MH-60 deal with Sikorsky

CPI Aero signs new $17.2M MH-60 deal with Sikorsky

21-May-2021Source: CPI Aerostructures

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®”) (NYSE American: CVU) announced that it has entered into a new Long-Term Agreement (LTA) with Sikorsky Aircraft (“Sikorsky”), a Lockheed Martin Company, to overhaul and repair (O&R) outboard stabilator assemblies in support of the Sikorsky MH-60 SEAHAWK Performance-Based Logistics Program. The Company estimates this new LTA is valued at $17.2... Read more

Hessen Police continues partnership with US Army Garrison in Germany

Hessen Police continues partnership with US Army Garrison in Germany

21-May-2021Source: US Army

Once a day, a German Polizei helicopter visits the Wiesbaden Army Airfield as part of the Polizei’s object protection measures. The helicopter, a Eurocopter EC-145, belongs to the Hessen State police and is stationed at Egelsbach. The Westhessen police presidium and U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden have a mutual agreement that says that the Polizei helps... Read more

Bristow Group Announces Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2021 Earnings Release Call

Bristow Group Announces Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2021 Earnings Release Call

21-May-2021Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the global leader in vertical flight solutions announced it will release financial results for its fourth quarter fiscal year 2021 after market close on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. In connection with the release, Bristow has scheduled a conference call for Thursday, May 27, 2021 to begin at 10 a.m. ET... Read more

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