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Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance marks 15 years of service

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance marks 15 years of service

4-Jul-2022Source: Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

  Fifteen years on from that first flight, the crew are tasked to around four emergency missions every day mirroring previous years, and are able to provide advanced life-saving care usually found in a hospital emergency department.   One of the longest-serving members of the team, Dr David Sutton, who has been flying with the charity... Read more

New operator to take over Penzance Helicopters service

New operator to take over Penzance Helicopters service

27-Jun-2022Source: Sloane Helicopters

A new operator will take over the operation of the Penzance Helicopters service to the Isles of Scilly this winter, replacing current operator Sloane Helicopters. The helicopter service flies year-round between Penzance and the islands of Tresco and St Mary’s on the Isles of Scilly and has been operated by Sloane Helicopters since it was... Read more

Billy Beacon SAR memorial trophy awarded

Billy Beacon SAR memorial trophy awarded

24-Jun-2022Source: Bristow

  Robert Courts MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Transport, with responsibility for aviation and maritime, has presented the Billy Deacon SAR Memorial Trophy to three of HM Coastguard’s search and rescue crew in the UK, recognising their outstanding performance in dangerous circumstances in 2020-21. Winch paramedics Abi Wild and Niall... Read more

20-Jun-22 G-CJEK Guimbal G2 Burton in Lonsdale, UK (2F)

20-Jun-22 G-CJEK Guimbal G2 Burton in Lonsdale, UK (2F)

20-Jun-2022

Helicopter accident near Burton in Lonsdale, details TBC.  North Yorkshire Police confirmed two fatalities.  Another report suggests accident occurred during approach/landing, and the presence of a scorched tree in this report indicates a fire occurred, but not whether it was cause or effect. Pilot/owner (named here as Ian Macdonald) had owned the helicopter from new... Read more

HeliSpeed purchases Bell 429 simulator from Entrol

HeliSpeed purchases Bell 429 simulator from Entrol

17-Jun-2022Source: Entrol

  In January 2023 Entrol will install their H14 FNPT II MCC simulator based on the Bell 429 at HeliSpeed Academy Base in Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom. The H14 is equipped with GTN 750 and GTN 650 units, a three-channel cylindrical visual system with a FOV of 200ºx40º and a vibration system to replicate the... Read more

Allaero move into helicopter parts with A109A Mk.II acquisition

Allaero move into helicopter parts with A109A Mk.II acquisition

14-Jun-2022

UK-Based corporate aircraft parts support specialist Allaero, have recently acquired an Agusta A109 Mk.II. Since its creation in 1988, Allaero have established the largest independent stock of serviceable corporate aircraft rotables outside of the United States. In addition, they have created their own EASA/CAA and FAA approved MRO Repaero, which maintains and overhauled NiCad and... Read more

UK HELP Appeal helipads mark 20,000 landings

UK HELP Appeal helipads mark 20,000 landings

14-Jun-2022Source: HELP Appeal

  The HELP Appeal, which is the only charity in the country dedicated to funding NHS hospital helipads, announces that over 20,000 landings have been made on the NHS hospital helipads it has funded. It has donated over £40 million so far towards 45 helipads in total, which also includes 25 new helipads and major... Read more

Bristow plan for Dutch SAR contract becomes clearer

Bristow plan for Dutch SAR contract becomes clearer

13-Jun-2022Source: HeliHub.com

After beating NHV to win the Dutch SAR contract, the bigger picture of what Bristow will bring to the table are now clearer. The requirement is for two helicopters and a maintenance spare, and Bristow won by offering Leonardo AW189s which they have good experience with on the UK SAR contract. Helicopter market intelligence firm... Read more

CMA requires CHC to unwind Babcock Offshore deal

CMA requires CHC to unwind Babcock Offshore deal

1-Jun-2022Source: UK Government

This decision by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) follows an in-depth Phase 2 investigation into the deal. CHC provides offshore transport in the oil and gas sector, including taking workers to and from rigs in the UK North Sea. Prior to the merger, Babcock also provided these services. The CMA found that the parties... Read more

London’s Air Ambulance officially opens its new helipad space

London’s Air Ambulance officially opens its new helipad space

1-Jun-2022Source: London's Air Ambulance

  Following a campaign during our 30th anniversary, we celebrated the official opening of London’s Air Ambulance’s new helipad space. The new offices are positioned closer to the flight deck, enabling the crew to reach the aircraft faster when a trauma call comes in. Therefore this development will potentially give London’s most critically injured patients... Read more

NHV Group achieves 70,000 flying hours with the H175

NHV Group achieves 70,000 flying hours with the H175

31-May-2022Source: NHV

NHV Group is pleased to announce that our fleet of Airbus H175 has achieved over 70,000 flying hours, a whopping 50% of the total 140,000 H175 flying hours worldwide. Our success story with the H175 commenced in 2014, when NHV Group became the launching helicopter operator for this Super Medium Aircraft type. Initially, the aircraft... Read more

Bristow Conducts Successful UK SAR Winch Paramedic Selection Event

Bristow Conducts Successful UK SAR Winch Paramedic Selection Event

30-May-2022Source: Bristow

  Bristow’s UK SAR team conducted a successful SAR Winch Paramedic selection event at Fleetwood Nautical College in May 2022, continuing its long history of innovation and excellence in aviation. The innovative program used a nationwide recruitment effort that solicited almost 300 applicants in late January from across the United Kingdom to apply for the UK SAR... Read more

28-May-22 G-TIMO Airbus H120 Cuddesdon, UK

28-May-22 G-TIMO Airbus H120 Cuddesdon, UK

28-May-2022

Helicopter ended up on its starboard side when landing on a grass tennis court.  All four POB safely out of the aircraft, two to hospital according to this report Update – location previously reported as “Denton”, the postal address of the location is Cuddesdon and thus we have updated the title Update 2 – Sources... Read more

Airbus Helicopters UK plans big expansion

Airbus Helicopters UK plans big expansion

26-May-2022Source: HeliHub.com

Airbus Helicopters base in the UK at Oxford Airport is set for a significant expansion, as the Airport and the OEM make a joint investment of £40 Million. The current facilities occupied by Airbus Helicopters has been very restrictive for some years now, and the new facility will create opportunities for every aspect of the... Read more

SaxonAir formally signs AW109SP GrandNew order for Q1 2023 delivery

SaxonAir formally signs AW109SP GrandNew order for Q1 2023 delivery

25-May-2022Source: SaxonAir

  SaxonAir, the independent UK business aviation operator, confirmed its order for an Agusta AW109 GrandNew helicopter on the opening day of EBACE, Monday 23 May. The latest variant, to be delivered in the first quarter of 2023, with the registration G-KLNA, replaces SaxonAir’s 2016 AW109SP, which was delivered new in 2016. Norwich-headquartered SaxonAir, which also... Read more

UK and US helicopters complete Exercise Swift Response in North Macedonia

UK and US helicopters complete Exercise Swift Response in North Macedonia

24-May-2022Source: UK Military

  UK and US helicopters have been finding and striking targets and lifting paratroopers and equipment into action together on Exercise Swift Response. Joint Helicopter Command’s Aviation Task Force 1 (ATF-1), which commands the attack, reconnaissance and support helicopters in the British Army’s global response force, is flying in support of the major multinational exercise in... Read more

Bristow continues drive to develop new talent in aviation

Bristow continues drive to develop new talent in aviation

18-May-2022Source: Bristow

  Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) has launched its third UK offshore helicopter pilot cadet programme, aimed at attracting a new generation of aviators to the industry, in partnership with Helicentre Aviation. Would-be pilots can now apply for Bristow’s latest fully funded programme, which will see four cadets ultimately selected to undergo training with Helicentre... Read more

RotorTech UK 2022 is cancelled

RotorTech UK 2022 is cancelled

18-May-2022Source: Rotortech UK

  We have had to take the difficult decision to cancel RotorTech UK for this year. The indoor exhibition (hangar) space we were allocated is now not available due to issues outside of our control. Refunds for Tickets purchased and Fly-In Landing fees will be issued over the coming week. We look forward to bringing the... Read more

UK AAIB Bulletin – May 2022

UK AAIB Bulletin – May 2022

12-May-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

UK – Gama Aviation offers ‘HEMS for hire’

UK – Gama Aviation offers ‘HEMS for hire’

10-May-2022Source: Gama Aviation

Gama Aviation is continuing to build its UK air ambulance offer by introducing a new service specifically aimed at the motorsport, events and film / TV industry in the UK. The service seeks to provide fully crewed turnkey helicopter emergency services for situations that require additional medical infrastructure to support a specific safety case or... Read more

Thames Valley Air Ambulance buys an Airbus EC135

Thames Valley Air Ambulance buys an Airbus EC135

5-May-2022Source: HeliHub.com

Thames Valley Air Ambulance (TVAA), based at RAF Benson near Oxford, have purchased an Airbus EC135T2+ helicopter as part of their move to a new operating model. After the end of their current contract with Babcock MCS Onshore this autumn, TVAA will start operations on their own account under a newly-issued Air Operations Certificate (AOC).... Read more

HeliOperations wins Queen’s Award for International Trade

HeliOperations wins Queen’s Award for International Trade

3-May-2022Source: HeliOperations

Developing Assets (UK) which trades as HeliOperations has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade for Outstanding Short-Term Growth in overseas sales. HeliOperations is one of 225 UK organisations to receive a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise which recognizes exceptional short-term growth in overseas sales during the last three years. HeliOperations is based... Read more

Urban-Air Port announces investment from European Urban Logistics Provider

Urban-Air Port announces investment from European Urban Logistics Provider

28-Apr-2022Source: Urban-Air Port

Urban-Air Port®, the UK-based developer of technology-driven ground infrastructure for passenger air taxis and autonomous delivery drones, today announced a major equity investment into the company via their Series A, from the founding directors of M7. This investment is a signal of how important UAP infrastructure will be to “meet the moment” as cities around the... Read more

World’s first eVTOL vertiport opens in UK

World’s first eVTOL vertiport opens in UK

27-Apr-2022Source: Urban-Air Port

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

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

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

25-Apr-2022Source: Leonardo

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

Castle Air double the size of Biggin Hill facility

Castle Air double the size of Biggin Hill facility

25-Apr-2022Source: Castle Air Group

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

UK Helicopter pilot sentenced for forging licence

UK Helicopter pilot sentenced for forging licence

25-Apr-2022Source: CAA

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

Air Covers receives Queen’s Award for International Trade

Air Covers receives Queen’s Award for International Trade

22-Apr-2022Source: Air Covers

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

Bristow formalises partnership with Helicentre Aviation for UK Pilot Training

Bristow formalises partnership with Helicentre Aviation for UK Pilot Training

19-Apr-2022Source: Bristow

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

UK AAIB Bulletin – April 2022

UK AAIB Bulletin – April 2022

14-Apr-2022Source: AAIB

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Leonardo AW189 (G-MCGU), emergency landing following failure of heating duct, 3 nm south-east of Porthcawl, Wales, 4 March 2021... Read more

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

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

14-Apr-2022Source: HELP Appeal

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

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

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

12-Apr-2022Source: Urban-Air Port

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

New equipment delivered by HELP Appeal to east of England

New equipment delivered by HELP Appeal to east of England

8-Apr-2022Source: HELP Appeal

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

NHV hits flying hour milestone with the AW169

NHV hits flying hour milestone with the AW169

7-Apr-2022Source: NHV

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

Sloane Helicopters records best UK/Eire sales performance with 10 AW109SPs due

Sloane Helicopters records best UK/Eire sales performance with 10 AW109SPs due

6-Apr-2022Source: HeliHub.com

Sloane Helicopters, the UK/Ireland distributor for Leonardo Helicopters, has sold ten AW109SP GrandNew helicopters, according to a recent statement from the OEM. Sloane’s Director of Sales and Marketing John Parnell confirmed to HeliHub.com that six are due for delivery in 2022. The first of these flew from the production line in Italy to the UK... Read more

Leonardo to deliver next stage of AW159 Wildcat contract in the UK

Leonardo to deliver next stage of AW159 Wildcat contract in the UK

6-Apr-2022Source: Leonardo

Leonardo will now deliver the next stage of the Wildcat Integrated Support and Training (WIST) contract, which confirms the next five-year period of the 34-year contract originally signed in 2012. This £360 million contract awarded last year marks the continued delivery of support services for the UK’s fleet of AW159 Wildcat helicopters to the British... Read more

Oldest UK air ambulance service celebrates 35 years in the air

Oldest UK air ambulance service celebrates 35 years in the air

4-Apr-2022Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance

Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust is thrilled to celebrate 35 years since the first emergency helicopter service began in Cornwall – and the UK. In 1987, Cornwall was the first county in the UK to launch an air ambulance helicopter, a vital service that has proven time and time again its importance in such a rural... Read more

North West Air Ambulance renews contract with Babcock

North West Air Ambulance renews contract with Babcock

31-Mar-2022Source: North West Air Ambulance

Babcock and North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA) have announced a significant new multi-year contract which will keep the charity saving lives into the next decade. The new contract, awarded following a competitive procurement process, supported by Aeroptimo, has seen Babcock selected to continue as NWAA’s exclusive aviation partner for at least the next seven years.... Read more

Leonardo presents twin-engine multi-role military AW149 to UK MoD

Leonardo presents twin-engine multi-role military AW149 to UK MoD

31-Mar-2022Source: Leonardo

Leonardo is putting forward its twin-engine multi-role military AW149 for the UK MoD’s New Medium Helicopter (NMH) requirement. If successful, the company has committed to the establishment of an additional final assembly line of the platform at the “Home of British Helicopters” – its Yeovil site. The NMH campaign will enable Leonardo to support and... Read more

UK consortium completes UAM Ops Concept for CAA

UK consortium completes UAM Ops Concept for CAA

24-Mar-2022Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve UAM, LLC (“Eve”), an Embraer S.A. (“Embraer”) company, has announced the completion of the Concept of Operations (CONOPS) for airspace integration of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) in the UK. Led by Eve, the UK Air Mobility Consortium consists of global companies with expertise that span the aviation industry, including NATS, Heathrow Airport, London City... Read more

CHC-Babcock deal raises competition concerns

CHC-Babcock deal raises competition concerns

18-Mar-2022Source: CMA

Following an in-depth Phase 2 investigation of this completed acquisition, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has provisionally found that the merger would lead to a significant loss of competition in the market. CHC and the acquired businesses both provide offshore transportation in the oil and gas sector, including taking workers to and from rigs... Read more

Airbus Wins PETA Germany Aviation Award

Airbus Wins PETA Germany Aviation Award

14-Mar-2022Source: PETA UK

A Vegan Aviation Award is on its way to Airbus from PETA Germany following the launch of ACH145, the company’s first helicopter with a fully vegan interior. Free from animal-derived fabrics, such as leather and wool, the interior is crafted from Ultraleather, a high-performance vegan material. The innovative design was ordered by a PETA supporter, who... Read more

UK AAIB Bulletin – March 2022

UK AAIB Bulletin – March 2022

10-Mar-2022Source: AAIB

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- MBB-BK 117 C-2 (G-MPSB), firm landing following a simulated engine failure on takeoff, North Weald Airfield, Essex, 12 March 2021... Read more

Princess Royal opens new Manchester hospital helipad

Princess Royal opens new Manchester hospital helipad

9-Mar-2022Source: NHS Manchester University

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal today (2nd March) officially unveiled the helipad at Oxford Road Campus (ORC). She also visited maternity services at Saint Mary’s Hospital, both part of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT), in her role as Patron of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM). The helipad, the first of its kind... Read more

04-Mar-22 G-MCGY Sikorsky S92 Plymouth, UK (1F)

04-Mar-22 G-MCGY Sikorsky S92 Plymouth, UK (1F)

4-Mar-2022

Police statement – Two members of the public were injured as a HM Coastguard helicopter was landing at the helipad at Derriford. One person is being treated for their injuries and remains in hospital. The second injured person, a local woman in her 80’s, (named here as Jean Langan, 87) has since died; their next of kin... Read more

Wiltshire Air Ambulance announce helicopter review decision

Wiltshire Air Ambulance announce helicopter review decision

3-Mar-2022Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance

  Wiltshire Air Ambulance has decided to continue with its existing helicopter until at least 2025. It follows a review by the charity’s board and leadership team, which formed part of its three-year strategy launched last August. The charity has used its existing Bell 429 helicopter since becoming a standalone operation in 2015.  Wiltshire Air... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance become first UK operator of upgrade five-blade H145

East Anglian Air Ambulance become first UK operator of upgrade five-blade H145

2-Mar-2022Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) is the first air ambulance in the UK to upgrade its Airbus H145 helicopter with a new five blade rotor head.  This UK-engineering first will generate more lift, reduce vibrations and improve handling and stability, providing improved comfort for EAAA’s patients and crew as they operate 24/7. The Norwich-based Anglia... Read more

HyPoint opens new UK hydrogen fuel cell labs and production facility

HyPoint opens new UK hydrogen fuel cell labs and production facility

24-Feb-2022Source: HyPoint

HyPoint, a company developing hydrogen fuel cell systems for urban air mobility, has opened the doors to a new research and development facility at the Discovery Park site in the U.K. Headquartered in Menlo Park, California, HyPoint’s new Sandwich, Kent, facility aims to produce fuel cells for new hydrogen-powered aircraft, including eVTOL designs. “We are... Read more

AutoFlight’s Prosperity I Air taxi Achieves Proof of Concept Transition Test Flight

AutoFlight’s Prosperity I Air taxi Achieves Proof of Concept Transition Test Flight

21-Feb-2022Source: AutoFlight

AutoFlight announced the successful completion of the proof-of-concept, transition test flight for its air taxi Prosperity I, in which the aircraft switches from a vertical take-off motion to the more energy-efficient, horizontal flight and back to vertical flight, before landing. The successful transition test flight was achieved in January 2022. The unmanned flight took place... Read more

New helipad lighting for Peterborough City Hospital for 24×7 ops

New helipad lighting for Peterborough City Hospital for 24×7 ops

21-Feb-2022Source: HELP Appeal

Seriously ill or injured patients from across the region will benefit from extended air ambulance flying hours thanks to a generous donation of nearly £47,000 to Peterborough City Hospital from the HELP Appeal, the only charity in the country dedicated to funding hospital helipads State-of-the-art helipad lighting will enable air ambulances to land throughout the... Read more

Leonardo UK adds two trainee Flight Test Engineers

Leonardo UK adds two trainee Flight Test Engineers

15-Feb-2022

Last year, the flight operations team at Leonardo in Yeovil flew more than 870 hours across several different types of helicopters on 585 flights respectively. Sorties were undertaken from the AW159, AW149 Common Platform Demonstrator, Super Lynx to the AW101. The aircrew at Leonardo accrued over 70 hours in the AW149 during 53 sorties. The... Read more

UK AAIB Bulletin – February 2022

UK AAIB Bulletin – February 2022

10-Feb-2022Source: AAIB

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- AW109SP (G-SCAP), bird strike followed by successful landing with no injuries, Wycombe Air Park, Buckinghamshire, 7 July 2021 Agusta AB206B (G-WIZZ), low rotor speed warning led to autorotation and subsequent tail boom damage due to rotor... Read more

BBGA keeps resilient through 2021

BBGA keeps resilient through 2021

3-Feb-2022Source: BBGA

Despite another tough year battling the Coronavirus pandemic and its variants, The British Business and General Aviation Association demonstrated continued resilience in 2021.  The Association spent most of the year working from home on Teams and Zoom with all major conferences and events cancelled or postponed. “As we enter 2022, however, with the subsiding of... Read more

Skyports acquires Falcon Heliport in London for eVTOL use

Skyports acquires Falcon Heliport in London for eVTOL use

3-Feb-2022Source: Skyports

Skyports, the world-leading designer, developer and operator of vertiports for electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, has announced its acquisition of a heliport, previously known as the Falcon Heliport, which is located in East London and only minutes away from Canary Wharf financial district. It is one of only two operational heliports in London.... Read more

UK military orders five H135s from Airbus

UK military orders five H135s from Airbus

2-Feb-2022

Airbus Helicopters in the UK has won an order to provide five additional H135 helicopters for the Ministry of Defence.  HeliHub.com understands that these are to replace elderly Gazelle helicopters in the surveillance role. Currently the Ministry of Defence operates 29 H135 helicopters at the Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) at RAF Shawbury where all... Read more

Safran deploys SAF to UK facility

Safran deploys SAF to UK facility

28-Jan-2022Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has started using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its Fareham facility in the United Kingdom on a permanent basis, initially with the currently available mix of 38% SAF and subsequently with the maximum permitted blend of 50%. It is the first Safran Helicopter Engines site outside France to use SAF in its... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance reports on 2021 mission stats

Devon Air Ambulance reports on 2021 mission stats

26-Jan-2022Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Mission statistics for 2021 reveal just how vital the response of the Devon Air Ambulance medical emergency service is to the people of Devon, as they experience their busiest year ever. Throughout another challenging year for many public services and charities, the crew at Devon Air Ambulance has been tasked to attend over 1900 incidents... Read more

Boeing expands UK AH-64E long-term services contract

Boeing expands UK AH-64E long-term services contract

25-Jan-2022Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the Ministry of Defence (MOD) have signed an agreement for Boeing to provide long-term training, support and sustainment for the British Army’s new fleet of 50 Apache AH-64E helicopters. The announcement was made by Minster for Defence Procurement, Jeremy Quin MP, as he visited Wattisham Flying Station to see the Apache... Read more

Thames Valley Air Ambulance reports 2021 as busiest year to date

Thames Valley Air Ambulance reports 2021 as busiest year to date

19-Jan-2022Source: Thames Valley Air Ambulance

Our crews were called out 2,880 times in 2021, the highest number since we became an independent healthcare provider in 2018. 1,125 call outs took place in Berkshire, with 1,018 in Buckinghamshire and 640 in Oxfordshire. Crews delivered critical care to 1,819 patients when they needed it most, attending the most serious incidents across the... Read more

AvSax Fire Safety Device Deployed on Babcock Air Ambulances

AvSax Fire Safety Device Deployed on Babcock Air Ambulances

19-Jan-2022Source: AvSax

Many air ambulance helicopters in the UK are now carrying a specialist piece of equipment to help keep the crew, patients and aircraft safe in the event of a fire or even an explosion. More than 20 helicopters are operated by specialist aerial emergency medical services (EMS) company Babcock and following a detailed look into... Read more

High Sheriff Recognises Hard Work of Wales Air Ambulance

High Sheriff Recognises Hard Work of Wales Air Ambulance

17-Jan-2022Source: Wales Air Ambulance

Wales Air Ambulance has been presented with the prestigious High Sheriff’s Award for its services to the people of the preserved county of Mid Glamorgan. The accolade was presented to the Service by the High Sheriff of Mid Glamorgan, Jeff Edwards MBE, in November during his visit to Cardiff Heliport. Mr Morgan said: “Wales Air... Read more

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance records 2021 as busiest year

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance records 2021 as busiest year

14-Jan-2022Source: Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance sign off 2021 as busiest year in charity’s history. A lot has happened at LNAA this year, from moving to a new headquarters to upgrading the helicopter, the charity hasn’t stood still through what has been a monumental year of change. And the numbers reflect the pace of transformation with... Read more

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance reports on 2021

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance reports on 2021

13-Jan-2022Source: Hampshire & IOW Air Ambulance

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance responded to 1,570 potentially life-saving call-outs in 2021. The highest number of missions were cardiac arrest, 491 (31% of total), closely followed by medical emergencies, such as strokes, 268 (17%), road traffic collisions, 228 (15%) and falls from height, 226 (14%). Other incidents included rail and sporting incidents,... Read more

UK AAIB Bulletin – January 2022

UK AAIB Bulletin – January 2022

13-Jan-2022Source: AAIB

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- AS355F1 (G-BOSN), engine fire due to exhaust clamp failure, Hedsor House, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, 2 March 2021... Read more

Helicentre Aviation buys Entrol AW109 simulator

Helicentre Aviation buys Entrol AW109 simulator

12-Jan-2022Source: Helicentre Aviation Academy

Helicentre Aviation Academy, the UK’s leading provider of professional helicopter pilot training, has become Entrol’s first UK customer, signing a purchase order for an H19 / AW109 SP FNPT II MCC simulator. Early last year, following twenty successful years specialising in “ab-initio to professional pilot” training, Helicentre Aviation obtained CAA approval for the Multi-Engine Instrument Rating... Read more

08-Jan-22 G-DAAS Airbus H145 Dartmoor, UK

08-Jan-22 G-DAAS Airbus H145 Dartmoor, UK

8-Jan-2022

Press release: Devon Air Ambulance’s H145 Helicopter, G-DAAS has been parked on the Derriford Hospital Helipad since the afternoon of Saturday 8 January. This is as a result of damage the aircraft sustained during a HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) task on Dartmoor. The aircraft skid was damaged during the landing on the moor, probably as a... Read more

Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance buy their AW169 outright

Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance buy their AW169 outright

7-Jan-2022Source: HeliHub.com

British EMS operator Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance (D&SAA) have bought out the “other half” of the Leonardo AW169 operated for them by Specialist Aviation Services (SAS). Prior to the transaction date in December, their aircraft was owned by SAS (Dorset & Somerset) Ltd, a company set up in 2017 jointly owned by the charity... Read more

06-Jan-22 G-OVNR Robinson R22 Denham, UK

06-Jan-22 G-OVNR Robinson R22 Denham, UK

6-Jan-2022

Badly damaged in training accident... Read more

Hill Helicopters opens sales for certified version HC50

Hill Helicopters opens sales for certified version HC50

17-Dec-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Hill Helicopters yesterday held their first Global Meetup & Discover Event at their Development Centre in the UK. Hosted by Dr Jason Hill, the event brought together around 100 people in person – mostly existing owners/customers – and over 1000 online. Jason Hill announced that the company’s current order book for their HX50 model –... Read more

UK New Military Helicopter requirement – is S70M the cheapest option?

UK New Military Helicopter requirement – is S70M the cheapest option?

14-Dec-2021Source: HeliHub.com

[updated 15-Dec-21.  Despite a reliable source in Romania confirming that Airbus bid the SMURD contract with the H175M, the OEM has contacted HeliHub.com to confirm that was not the case and they bid with the H215.  Text thus updated accordingly] Lockheed Martin have confirmed via social media – see tweet below – that they are... Read more

UK AAIB Bulletin – December 2021

UK AAIB Bulletin – December 2021

14-Dec-2021Source: 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

Bristow completes offshore flight using Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Bristow completes offshore flight using Sustainable Aviation Fuel

10-Dec-2021Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) announced today it completed an offshore revenue flight using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), marking one of the first SAF-powered flights to an offshore operation in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). The aircraft flew from Aberdeen to installations operated by bp. As part of its strategic relationship with Air bp, Bristow... Read more

RAF helicopters celebrate 90 years of service with joint flight

RAF helicopters celebrate 90 years of service with joint flight

3-Dec-2021Source: Royal Air Force

A formation flight of specially painted Chinook and Puma helicopter has taken place to mark over 90 years of combined service. The occasion saw the aircraft make a commemorative flight over a number of locations in the South of England displaying their bespoke anniversary tail art. The two uniquely painted airframes celebrated their individual anniversaries... Read more

Savback Helicopters appoints Head of Sales, UK & Ireland

Savback Helicopters appoints Head of Sales, UK & Ireland

2-Dec-2021Source: Savback Helicopters

Savback Helicopters is pleased to announce another addition to its sales team, engaging Stephen Mitchell as its Head of Sales for the UK and Ireland, effective immediately. Stephen joins Commercial Director Rick Andrew and both will be based at the company’s newly opened facilities at the Nottingham Heliport, UK. Stephen brings 25 years of experience... Read more

Air Ambulances UK Awards of Excellence 2021 – shortlist announced

Air Ambulances UK Awards of Excellence 2021 – shortlist announced

30-Nov-2021

The shortlisted nominees for the Air Ambulances UK Awards of Excellence 2021, sponsored by BMW Group, have been announced today. The Awards recognise the professionalism, excellence and dedication of the air ambulance community and the winners will be revealed at the awards ceremony, being held virtually this year, on Friday 3rd December 2021. The Independent... Read more

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