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Global Medical Response Announces Network Agreement in California

Global Medical Response Announces Network Agreement in California

15-Oct-2021Source: Global Medical Response

Global Medical Response (GMR) has announced it has signed a new multi-year agreement with Blue Shield of California. This agreement, which took effect on July 1, 2021, provides the 4.5 million Blue Shield of California members with in-network access to GMR’s life-saving emergency air medical transports. This strategic partnership with GMR covers all 58 serviced... Read more

Air Industries Group wins $5.2M contract for CH-53K chaff pods

Air Industries Group wins $5.2M contract for CH-53K chaff pods

15-Oct-2021Source: Air Industries Group

Air Industries Group (“Air Industries” or the “Company”), an integrated manufacturer of precision assemblies and components for leading aerospace and defense prime contractors, is pleased to announce that its Sterling Engineering subsidiary has been awarded a new Long-Term Agreement (LTA) to deliver “Chaff Pods” for the new CH-53K heavy lift helicopter. Based on existing orders... Read more

Dart wins large contract for S70 Fire Attack systems

Dart wins large contract for S70 Fire Attack systems

15-Oct-2021Source: DART Aerospace

DART Aerospace is proud to announce it has signed an agreement for the supply of a new generation of Fire Attack® Systems for the FIREHAWK®, supporting DART’s mission to be the industry leader in aerial firefighting equipment manufacturing. DART Aerospace will be partnering with United Rotorcraft, the exclusive completion center for the FIREHAWK®, for the... Read more

FreeFlight Systems Appoints New Vice President of Sales and Marketing

FreeFlight Systems Appoints New Vice President of Sales and Marketing

14-Oct-2021Source: FreeFlight

FreeFlight Systems, a NextGen aviation leader specializing in avionics design, development, and manufacturing, announced the appointment of Shane LaPlante as the newest member of their executive management team. In his new role as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Mr. LaPlante will lead the next stage of growth and development for the organization while... Read more

Lilium teams with ABB for eVTOL charging infrastructure

Lilium teams with ABB for eVTOL charging infrastructure

14-Oct-2021Source: Lilium

ABB E-mobility and Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), positioned to be a global leader in regional electric air mobility, have announced plans for ABB to provide the charging infrastructure for Lilium’s high speed regional air network, scheduled for commercial launch in 2024. Lilium has announced planned launch networks in Florida, Germany, and Brazil. As part... Read more

Teledyne FLIR Announces ION M640x Next-Gen Tactical Quadcopter

Teledyne FLIR Announces ION M640x Next-Gen Tactical Quadcopter

14-Oct-2021Source: Teledyne

Teledyne FLIR, part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY), announced the launch of the ION™ M640x tactical Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). The American designed, developed, and manufactured UAS builds on the capabilities of the ION M440 (a Blue sUAS) and will provide military and other government customers with best-in-class capabilities for their unique missions. “Our proven,... Read more

Jaunt Air Mobility Enters into Definitive Agreement to Join The AIRO G

Jaunt Air Mobility Enters into Definitive Agreement to Join The AIRO G

13-Oct-2021Source: Jaunt Air Mobility

Jaunt Air Mobility has entered into an agreement to merge with the AIRO Group (US). Jaunt joins a group of six aerospace businesses all engaged in the next generation of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) technologies and services. The group offers commercial, military, robotics, manned/unmanned aerial systems and multi-modal aircraft and avionics systems. Jaunt Air Mobility... Read more

Avfuel Selects CBL Markets as Carbon Credit Provider

Avfuel Selects CBL Markets as Carbon Credit Provider

13-Oct-2021Source: Avfuel

After launching its Carbon Offset Program last year, Avfuel Corporation—a leading global supplier of aviation fuel and services—announces its partnership with CBL Markets, a new carbon credit provider for the program.  CBL Markets will help the fuel supplier with back-end efficiencies for the program, including sourcing green projects, carbon credit accreditation and certificate retiring.   ... Read more

Nebraska State Patrol Adds Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

Nebraska State Patrol Adds Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

13-Oct-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the signed Bell 505 purchase agreement by the Nebraska State Patrol. The Bell 505 will join a Bell 407 to aid in daily public safety missions including search and rescue, surveillance, photography, criminal pursuits and apprehension, as well as natural disaster response. “As we approach... Read more

Boeing awarded $14M contract for field support of Spanish Army CH-47s

Boeing awarded $14M contract for field support of Spanish Army CH-47s

11-Oct-2021Source: Boeing

Boeing Aerospace Operations Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, was awarded a $14,080,006 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for contractor field service representatives support and for de-population and population support for Spanish Army CH-47 units. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of... Read more

US Foreign Military Sale of MH-60Rs to Australia

US Foreign Military Sale of MH-60Rs to Australia

11-Oct-2021Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Australia of MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters, Related Defense Services, and related equipment for an estimated cost of $985 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Australia... Read more

CAE awarded $7.6M contract to upgrade Danish MH-60R Mission Operational Flight Trainer

CAE awarded $7.6M contract to upgrade Danish MH-60R Mission Operational Flight Trainer

11-Oct-2021Source: US DoD

CAE USA Inc., Tampa, Florida, is awarded a $7,675,214 firm-fixed-price contract. This contract provides for the system configuration upgrade of one Defense Acquisition and Logistics Organization MH-60R Mission Operational Flight Trainer for the government of Denmark. Work will be performed in Tampa, Florida (60%); and Karup, Denmark (40%), and is expected to be completed in... Read more

Black Hall Aerospace awarded $27M for MD530F support in Lebanon

Black Hall Aerospace awarded $27M for MD530F support in Lebanon

11-Oct-2021Source: US DoD

Black Hall Aerospace Inc.,* Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $26,916,260 firm-fixed-price contract for contractor logistics services and contractor field service representative services needed to field, sustain and provide training and technical support to the Lebanese Air Force in support of the armed MD 530F helicopter. Bids were solicited via the internet with two received. Work... Read more

Boeing awarded $44M for long-lead items for CH-47

Boeing awarded $44M for long-lead items for CH-47

11-Oct-2021Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $29,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for advance procurement long lead items to support lot 2 CH-47 Block II production. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2024. Fiscal 2021 aircraft... Read more

GE awarded $131M for T700 components across US Navy H-60 and USMC AH-1 fleets

GE awarded $131M for T700 components across US Navy H-60 and USMC AH-1 fleets

11-Oct-2021Source: US DoD

General Electric Aviation, Lynn, Massachusetts, is awarded a not-to-exceed $131,600,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite delivery, performance-based logistics requirements contract for the repair, upgrade or replacement; inventory management; and required supply response times of two T-700 engine components in support of the Navy’s H-60 Seahawk and the Marine Corp’s AH-1 Cobra helicopters. The contract will include a five-year... Read more

Boeing awarded $24M for AH-64 weapon system parts

Boeing awarded $24M for AH-64 weapon system parts

11-Oct-2021Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, has been awarded a maximum $16,050,000 firm‐fixed‐price, one-time buy contract for spare parts in support of the AH-64 Apache weapon system. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(2), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302‐1. This is a four-year contract with no option periods. Location... Read more

Vita Inclinata Replicates Helicopter Litter Rescues at AUSA 2021

Vita Inclinata Replicates Helicopter Litter Rescues at AUSA 2021

8-Oct-2021Source: Vita Inclinata

Vita Inclinata (Vita), developer and producer of helicopter and crane load stabilization and precision hardware,  announced the company’s attendance at AUSA 2021, Booth #625. At the booth, the company is inviting show attendees to experience the Vita Rescue System Litter Attachment, as they are strapped in and safely hoisted into the air to experience the... Read more

Global Medical Response orders 21 new Airbus helicopters

Global Medical Response orders 21 new Airbus helicopters

8-Oct-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Global Medical Response (GMR) will add a total of 21 Airbus helicopters from the H125, H130 and H135 families to its growing air medical fleet, with options to include up to an additional 23 helicopters, bringing the total order potential up to 44 helicopters. “We fly a variety of Airbus products, but the main thing... Read more

VFS Reaches 160 Corporate Members

VFS Reaches 160 Corporate Members

8-Oct-2021Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS), the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, reports that it has continued to experience record growth, propelled largely by the continued expansion of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) / advanced air mobility (AAM) aircraft developments around the world.  As of Oct. 1, 2021, a total of... Read more

Helicopter Museum Receives PhRMA Stem Education Grant

Helicopter Museum Receives PhRMA Stem Education Grant

8-Oct-2021Source: American Helicopter Museum

The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) in West Chester is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $2,500 by the PhRMA Foundation. The funding, entitled the STEM Talent Pipeline Grant, will go toward AHMEC’s goal of providing the community with quality Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs. “We are extremely pleased... Read more

Bell Teams With CAE USA for US Army FLRAA and FARA Training

Bell Teams With CAE USA for US Army FLRAA and FARA Training

8-Oct-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced it has signed a teaming agreement with CAE USA Inc., a globally recognized training and mission systems integrator. As part of the collaboration, CAE has agreed to provide Maintenance Training Devices, to assist in the development of Flight Training Devices, and deliver other training products including... Read more

Intevac Photonics Announces $16M IDIQ Contract for Apache Helicopter Program

Intevac Photonics Announces $16M IDIQ Contract for Apache Helicopter Program

6-Oct-2021Source: Intevac

Intevac, Inc. (Nasdaq: IVAC) announced it was awarded a five-year, firm-fixed-price, Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract with a maximum value of $16.3 million for the continued production of night vision cameras for the Apache Helicopter’s Modernized Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-PNVS) program for the U.S. Army. This contract, from the U.S. Army’s PM Apache Office in Huntsville,... Read more

Metro Aviation launches new Garmin GTN 650/750 Xi STC with Geisinger Life Flight

Metro Aviation launches new Garmin GTN 650/750 Xi STC with Geisinger Life Flight

6-Oct-2021Source: Metro Aviation

Geisinger Life Flight is flying high in Pennsylvania with a newly refurbished EC145, equipped with Metro Aviation’s newest STC for the Garmin GTN 650/750 Xi series, certified for SPIFR (Single Pilot Instrument Flight Rules) use in the EC145.  The Garmin 650/750 Xi allows pilots to visualize the entire flight plan, including holds and approaches, on... Read more

Texas Aerospace Technologies Appoints VP of Operations & OEM Development

Texas Aerospace Technologies Appoints VP of Operations & OEM Development

5-Oct-2021Source: Texas Aerospace Technologies

TEXAS AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGIES, a subsidiary of Texas Aerospace Services, is pleased to announce that Julie Westcott has been appointed Vice President of Operations & OEM Development.  Mrs. Westcott joins Texas Aerospace Technologies with over 37 years’ experience in the aviation industry.  Most recently Mrs. Westcott was the Director of Products & Programs for DAC International.... Read more

US Navy Establishes New Helicopter Squadron

US Navy Establishes New Helicopter Squadron

5-Oct-2021Source: US Navy

The U.S. Navy establishes a new helicopter squadron, Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 50, onboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Mayport, Florida, Oct. 1. Primarily, HSM-50 “Valkyries” will be fully equipped with MH-60R Seahawks and will provide expeditionary aviation detachments in support of littoral combat ships and expeditionary independent deployers to meet global force management missions.... Read more

Bristow Adds Initial Training Scholarship to Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund for 2022

Bristow Adds Initial Training Scholarship to Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund for 2022

4-Oct-2021Source: Bristow

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund has announced an additional $5,000 scholarship to be awarded to a female starting in the helicopter aviation industry. The additional scholarship is available due to the commitment of the Bristow Group to support advancing the careers of the international organization’s members. The Whirly-Girls organization is an international organization of over 2,100... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $20M order for Greek MH-60R config work

Lockheed Martin awarded $20M order for Greek MH-60R config work

1-Oct-2021Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, New York, is awarded a $20,830,000 firm-fixed-price order (N0001921F0127) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This order provides non-recurring engineering and field service representative support in support of configuration efforts for four MH-60R aircraft from standard Foreign Military Sales (FMS) configuration to the government of Greece configuration. Work will... Read more

Bell Boeing awarded $15M order for V-22 GPS receiver work

Bell Boeing awarded $15M order for V-22 GPS receiver work

1-Oct-2021Source: US DoD

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a $15,373,444 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001921F0805) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001917G0002). This order provides systems engineering, technical, logistics support and retrofit of the Miniaturized Airborne Global Positioning System Receiver 2000 for integration onto the V-22 Osprey aircraft. Work will be performed in Ridley Park,... Read more

Moody AFB transitions from HH-60G to HH-60W

Moody AFB transitions from HH-60G to HH-60W

1-Oct-2021Source: US Air Force

The 41st Rescue Squadron officially retired its HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter, tail number 356, after conducting its final sortie at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, Sept. 29, 2021. During a ceremony celebrating nearly 30 years of service, tail No. 356 departed on a flight marking the end of an era for the “Golf” model aircraft... Read more

CHC Announces Extension of Exchange Offer

CHC Announces Extension of Exchange Offer

1-Oct-2021Source: CHC

CHC Group LLC (the “Company” or “CHC“) announced the extension of the expiration time for its previously announced exchange offer (the “Exchange Offer“) to all Eligible Holders (as defined below), to exchange any and all of the Company’s 5% Senior Notes due 2024, co-issued by the Company and CHC Finance Ltd. (the “Existing Notes“), from... Read more

Bell Boeing awarded $9M for V-22 control display unit work

Bell Boeing awarded $9M for V-22 control display unit work

30-Sep-2021Source: US DoD

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded an $8,947,039 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001921F0057) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001917G0002). This order provides for the design and development of a replacement keyboard unit for the V-22 control display unit due to functional obsolescence in support of the V-22 Flight Control System redesign. Work... Read more

Precision Aviation Training Announces Largest Class Ever

Precision Aviation Training Announces Largest Class Ever

29-Sep-2021Source: Precision Aviation Training

Precision Aviation Training, LLC (PAT) announced today their Fall Semester will be the largest class ever to enroll. According to Alison Plummer, General Manager of PAT, “This growth is largely built on the Cabri G2 and the increased safety benefits it provides.” Alison continued “We are seeing more students being very intentional about their training... Read more

L3 awarded $35M contract for Apache Manned/Unmanned Teaming hardware

L3 awarded $35M contract for Apache Manned/Unmanned Teaming hardware

29-Sep-2021Source: US DoD

L3 Technologies Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah, was awarded a $35,409,911 modification (P00005) to contract W58RGZ-21-F-0144 for the Manned Unmanned Teaming hardware and technical/engineering support for the Apache attack helicopter. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of... Read more

Raytheon awarded $16M contract for night vision systems on CH-53K

Raytheon awarded $16M contract for night vision systems on CH-53K

29-Sep-2021Source: US DoD

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is awarded a $16,582,394 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001921F0810) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001920G0007). This order procures 15 Night Vision System AN/AAQ-44 Forward Looking Infrared kits; six for Lot 4 and nine for Lot 5 CH-53K production aircraft. In addition, this order procures production assets, technical support, and parts... Read more

GE awarded $8M contract for T64 engines for CH-53E helicopters

GE awarded $8M contract for T64 engines for CH-53E helicopters

29-Sep-2021Source: US DoD

General Electric – Aviation, Lynn, Massachusetts, is awarded an $8,245,146 cost-plus-fixed-fee-contract to procure four T-64 engine cores for the CH-53E aircraft as part of the T-64 Engine Reliability Improvement Program. Work will be performed in Lynn, Massachusetts (45%); Rutland, Vermont (28%); Havelock, North Carolina (18%); Madisonville, Kentucky (4%); Evendale, Ohio (4%); and various locations within... Read more

First CH-53K handed over to US Marine Corps

First CH-53K handed over to US Marine Corps

29-Sep-2021Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, today celebrated the first Connecticut-built CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter that will be delivered to the U.S. Marine Corps. This helicopter, which moves more troops and cargo more rapidly  from ship to shore, was the first all digitally designed helicopter. The CH-53K’s digital thread runs from design through production, maintenance, and sustainment,... Read more

Keystone Turbine Services Gains Dual M250-C47E Testing Certification

Keystone Turbine Services Gains Dual M250-C47E Testing Certification

29-Sep-2021Source: Keystone Turbine Services

Keystone Turbine Services, LLC (KTS – a Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG) Company), specialists in providing complete OEM-approved aftermarket maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for operators of all Rolls-Royce M250 series gas turbine engines plus Honeywell and Triumph related accessories and components (including spare parts and field service support), is pleased to announce their... Read more

Bell Boeing awarded $214M order for V22 flight control system redesign

Bell Boeing awarded $214M order for V22 flight control system redesign

29-Sep-2021Source: US DoD

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a $214,394,944 cost-plus-incentive-fee order (N0001921F0327) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001917G0002). This order provides for the redesign and development of the V-22 Flight Control System, to include the flight control computer, cockpit interface unit and associated test equipment due to functional obsolescence, cybersecurity initiatives,... Read more

Bell Boeing begin Nacelle Improvements on US Air Force CV-22  

Bell Boeing begin Nacelle Improvements on US Air Force CV-22  

27-Sep-2021Source: Bell

The first Air Force CV-22 Osprey designated for nacelle improvement modifications arrived at Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Center on Sept. 21. The aircraft is part of an ongoing process by Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Boeing (NYSE: BA) (together referred to as “Bell Boeing”) to further increase the Osprey’s reliability and... Read more

MDHI Renews Agreement with Trinity Aviation

MDHI Renews Agreement with Trinity Aviation

27-Sep-2021Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is happy to announce the renewal of Trinity Aviation’s agreement as an authorized sales representative. The relationship with Trinity Aviation has been both beneficial and longstanding, starting back in 2015. Trinity Aviation, near Austin, Texas, has been a key partner in the used MD aircraft market and this new agreement provides... Read more

New Bell 407GXi Customer Takes Delivery by Undertaking Transatlantic Flight

New Bell 407GXi Customer Takes Delivery by Undertaking Transatlantic Flight

27-Sep-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has delivered a Bell 407GXi with an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) kit to a Ukrainian corporate customer. The aircraft will be used for corporate transportation around Ukraine. “The Bell 407GXi demonstrates incredible performance and has proven to be a reliable aircraft that supports the needs and... Read more

Wisk expands technical expertise with two appointments

Wisk expands technical expertise with two appointments

27-Sep-2021Source: Wisk

Wisk Aero, a leading Urban Air Mobility (UAM) company and developer of the first all-electric, self-flying air taxi in the U.S., has expanded its technical expertise with the addition of two new industry leaders: Jonathan Lovegren as Head of Autonomy and Sumita Tandon as Head of Software. “Creating an entirely new type of aircraft that... Read more

Archer rings NYSE opening bell as stock listing opens

Archer rings NYSE opening bell as stock listing opens

27-Sep-2021Source: Archer

Archer (NYSE: ACHR), a leading developer of eVTOL aircraft, celebrated the completion of its business combination with Atlas Crest Investment Corp. and listing on the NYSE with the ceremonial ringing of the NYSE opening bell. Archer’s story has been one of pragmatic planning, incredible teamwork and a relentless dedication to always moving forward. Because of... Read more

EFW awarded $76M contract for AH-64 helmets

EFW awarded $76M contract for AH-64 helmets

27-Sep-2021Source: US DoD

EFW Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $75,984,294 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Integrated Helmet and Display Sight System spares that support the AH-64 Apache helicopter. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. This is a five-year contract with no option... Read more

S-92® Completes First Flight Using Biofuel

S-92® Completes First Flight Using Biofuel

27-Sep-2021Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company [NYSE: LMT] has approved the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), often referred to as biofuel, for the S-92 helicopter as an alternative to petroleum-based fuels and the aircraft completed its first flight. This approval occurs as companies across the aviation industry are taking steps to meet environmental challenges, including... Read more

Kaman Unveils New Medium Lift UAV

Kaman Unveils New Medium Lift UAV

23-Sep-2021Source: Kaman

Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN) unveiled the KARGO UAV, the newest addition to its family of purpose-built, autonomous unmanned systems designed to be the new standard for expeditionary logistics. Built with the U.S. Armed Forces future operating concepts in mind, the KARGO UAV offers a rugged design for easy transport and deployment. The system’s compact form-factor... Read more

Airbus reveals new CityAirbus

Airbus reveals new CityAirbus

22-Sep-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus has announced plans for a new CityAirbus at the Company’s first #AirbusSummit on “Pioneering Sustainable Aerospace” as the emerging Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market begins to firm up. Ushering in the next generation of CityAirbus, the fully electric vehicle is equipped with fixed wings, a V-shaped tail, and eight electrically powered propellers as part... Read more

Embraer’s Eve partners with Helipass to expand UAM ops in France

Embraer’s Eve partners with Helipass to expand UAM ops in France

22-Sep-2021Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions and Helipass, SAS, announced a new collaboration to accelerate and deploy electrical vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, also known in the market as EVA (Electrical Vertical Aircraft), across France and Europe. The partnership aims to fly Eve’s electric aircraft for a total of 50,000 flight hours per year. This... Read more

Parker Hannifin awarded $10M contract for AH-64 servocylinder maintenance

Parker Hannifin awarded $10M contract for AH-64 servocylinder maintenance

20-Sep-2021Source: US DoD

Parker Hannifin, Irvine, California, was awarded a $10,500,167 firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance and overhaul of the AH-64 Apache servocylinder. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 17, 2026. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is... Read more

US approves $500M FMS request for Saudi helicopter maintenance support

US approves $500M FMS request for Saudi helicopter maintenance support

20-Sep-2021Source: US State Dept

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of Continuation of Maintenance Support Services (MSS) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $500 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Kingdom of... Read more

Lilium begins trading on Nasdaq

Lilium begins trading on Nasdaq

20-Sep-2021Source: Lilium

Lilium GmbH (“Lilium”), positioned to be a global leader in regional electric air mobility, announced that it has completed its business combination with Qell Acquisition Corp. (“Qell”), a publicly listed special purpose acquisition company (Nasdaq: QELL). The transaction was approved by Qell’s shareholders on September 10, 2021, during a Special Meeting in which more than... Read more

Volocopter Partners with Urban Movement Labs

Volocopter Partners with Urban Movement Labs

20-Sep-2021Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), announced that it has partnered with Los Angeles-based Urban Movement Labs (UML) to explore the application of Volocopter’s UAM solutions in the Los Angeles area. As part of Volocopter’s US market campaign, the company will also be present at CoMotion LA from 16-18 November 2021 for the... Read more

Phoenix Police Department to upgrade fleet with five new H125s

Phoenix Police Department to upgrade fleet with five new H125s

17-Sep-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Phoenix Police Department has signed a new order to upgrade its airborne law enforcement helicopter fleet with five new H125 helicopters. Deliveries are expected to begin next year. “We spent a lot of time analyzing which platform would best fit all of our operational needs as we began to renew our fleet, and the... Read more

US hosts Royal Thai Army helicopter delegation

US hosts Royal Thai Army helicopter delegation

16-Sep-2021Source: Washington National Guard

Washington’s State Partnership Program kicked off another subject matter expert exchange by hosting a 10-member delegation of pilots and helicopter maintenance technicians from the Royal Thai Army. The cohort spent three weeks exchanging knowledge and expertise with their counterparts in the 96th Aviation Troop Command at the flight facility on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Aug. 23... Read more

Bell Completes 100th consecutive On-Time Delivery of AH-1Z to US Marines

Bell Completes 100th consecutive On-Time Delivery of AH-1Z to US Marines

15-Sep-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has successfully completed its 100th consecutive on-time delivery of the AH-1Z aircraft to the U.S. Marine Corps, which began nearly four years ago. Bell accomplished this milestone through tight coordination with its manufacturing and assembly facilities, UAW 218, numerous suppliers, and government partners. The H-1 series... Read more

Thoroughbred Aviation Opens New Helicopter Maintenance Facility

Thoroughbred Aviation Opens New Helicopter Maintenance Facility

15-Sep-2021Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is pleased to congratulate Thoroughbred Aviation Maintenance on its expansion at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky. The largest aircraft maintenance provider in Kentucky, Thoroughbred Aviation cut the ribbon on a new 20,000 square-foot facility, dedicated to expanding helicopter and fixed-wing maintenance. Attending the event were Rocky Adkins, Senior Advisor to... Read more

FAA proposes $617K fine against Interstate Helicopters

FAA proposes $617K fine against Interstate Helicopters

14-Sep-2021Source: FAA

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $617,100 civil penalty against Oklahoma-based Interstate Helicopters for allegedly conducting illegal charter flights. The FAA alleges that between September 2016 and April 2017, Interstate Helicopters conducted approximately 24 paid passenger-carrying flights in jet airplanes when it was only authorized to conduct flights in helicopters.... Read more

Leonardo develops MAIR to improve security for planes and helicopters

Leonardo develops MAIR to improve security for planes and helicopters

14-Sep-2021Source: Leonardo

MAIR (Multiple Aperture InfraRed) is a new-generation Missile Warning System developed by Leonardo to protect winged and propeller aircraft, including transport planes, light strike aircraft and helicopters in high threat density scenarios. Developed by specialists in the company’s Nerviano plant – based on their experience of PIRATE and SkyWard airborne infra-red search and track (IRST)... Read more

Blade Announces Agreement to Acquire Trinity Air Medical

Blade Announces Agreement to Acquire Trinity Air Medical

14-Sep-2021Source: Blade Air Mobility

Blade Air Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq:BLDE, “Blade” or the “Company”), a technology-powered global air mobility platform announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Trinity Air Medical, Inc. (“Trinity”), a nationwide, multi-modal organ logistics and transportation company. The transaction is expected to close during the week of September 13, 2021, subject to customary... Read more

FAA Awards $100M to Develop Next Generation of Sustainable Aircraft Technology

FAA Awards $100M to Develop Next Generation of Sustainable Aircraft Technology

14-Sep-2021Source: FAA

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded more than $100 million for companies to help develop technologies that reduce fuel use, emissions and noise. The award is part of a series of steps President Biden is taking to coordinate leadership and innovation across the federal government, aircraft manufacturers, airlines, fuel producers... Read more

North American Cabri Fleet Exceeds 50,000 Flight Hours

North American Cabri Fleet Exceeds 50,000 Flight Hours

10-Sep-2021Source: Precision Support Services

Precision Support Services, LLC., Guimbal’s North American Dealer, announced the North American fleet of Guimbal Cabri G2s exceeded 50,000 flight hours.   There are over forty Cabri G2s operating in the U.S. and Canada, representing 20+ flight schools, community colleges, universities, and private operators. Precision and Guimbal partnered to import the first Cabri G2 into... Read more

Airbus delivers first UH-72B Lakota to the US Army National Guard

Airbus delivers first UH-72B Lakota to the US Army National Guard

8-Sep-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. has delivered the first UH-72B, the latest variant of its Lakota helicopter, to the U.S. Army National Guard from its production facility in Columbus, Mississippi. This delivery is the first of 18 UH-72B Lakota helicopters currently on order to support the National Guard’s critical missions. “With the addition of the UH-72B Lakota... Read more

FAA approves Archer certification basis

FAA approves Archer certification basis

8-Sep-2021Source: Archer

Archer Aviation Inc. (“Archer”), a leading developer of all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (“eVTOL”) aircraft has been actively engaged with the FAA through its Center for Emerging Concepts & Innovation and the Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office to develop the airworthiness and environmental requirements necessary for full certification of its eVTOL aircraft. Archer is pleased... Read more

FRCE completes work on first fleet of MV-22B

FRCE completes work on first fleet of MV-22B

3-Sep-2021Source: FRCE

Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) opened a new chapter of service Aug. 11 as it completed work on the first of the fleet MV-22B Osprey aircraft flown by the Marine Corps squadron tasked with helicopter transport of the president of the United States. FRCE has conducted modification and Planned Maintenance Interval (PMI) events for Navy... Read more

Spectrum Aeromed makes two appointments

Spectrum Aeromed makes two appointments

3-Sep-2021Source: Spectrum Aeromed

Spectrum Aeromed is proud to announce the promotion of one employee and the hiring of another who both have a focus on maintaining quality standards at the company’s headquarters in Fargo, North Dakota, USA. Sara Engen is the new Quality Assurance Manager and Brandi Griffith is the new Production Manager. Engen has been with Spectrum... Read more

Hamilton Sundstrand awarded five year $60M contract for V-22 work

Hamilton Sundstrand awarded five year $60M contract for V-22 work

2-Sep-2021Source: US DoD

Hamilton Sundstrand Corp., Rockford, Illinois, is awarded a $60,697,125 five-year, long-term, firm-fixed-priced requirements contract for the repair of the constant frequency generator used on the V-22 aircraft in support of the weapon replaceable assemblies and shop replaceable assemblies programs. All work will be performed in Rockford, Illinois, and work is expected to be completed by... Read more

Bristow Group to Present at the 2021 Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference

Bristow Group to Present at the 2021 Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference

2-Sep-2021Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the global leader in vertical flight solutions, will present a virtual presentation at the Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference on September 10, 2021. Bristow’s President and Chief Executive Officer Chris Bradshaw and Chief Financial Officer Jennifer Whalen are scheduled to present on September 10, 2021 at 8:35 a.m. ET and participate... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $48M parts LRIP order for CH-53K

Sikorsky awarded $48M parts LRIP order for CH-53K

2-Sep-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $48,064,287 firm-fixed-price order (N0001921F0709) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This order procures eight spare part and management and delivery of parts in support of the CH-53K low rate initial production configuration aircraft.  Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut (64.24%);... Read more

PteroDynamics Secures Contract with US Navy to Deliver Cargo VTOL Aircraft

PteroDynamics Secures Contract with US Navy to Deliver Cargo VTOL Aircraft

31-Aug-2021Source: PteroDynamics

PteroDynamics, an aircraft design and manufacturing company that develops innovative vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft, is today announcing it has secured a contract with Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) to deliver 3 VTOL prototypes for the Blue Water Maritime Logistics UAS (BWUAS) program. In 2018, Military Sealift Command and Fleet Forces Command... Read more

New Bozeman-based Billings Clinic air ambulance now in operation

New Bozeman-based Billings Clinic air ambulance now in operation

31-Aug-2021Source: Metro Aviation

Billings Clinic is pleased to announce that its new helicopter air ambulance service in Bozeman is now in service. This is an expansion of the Billings-based fixed wing MedFlight Air Ambulance service and provides an extension of critical lifesaving transportation throughout the region. “Having this service in Bozeman saves critical time for patients who need... Read more

GrandView Aviation to host free ‘Girls in Aviation Day’

GrandView Aviation to host free ‘Girls in Aviation Day’

31-Aug-2021Source: GrandView Aviation

GrandView Aviation, a corporate sponsor of Women in Aviation International (WAI), will host its first Girls in Aviation Day, in partnership with WAI, at Martin State Airport in Middle River, Maryland on September 25th, 2021. “We cannot wait to introduce these girls to all the potential career opportunities in aviation and enjoy a great day... Read more

United Rotorcraft contract for five S70i Black Hawks

United Rotorcraft contract for five S70i Black Hawks

30-Aug-2021Source: United Rotorcraft

United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation, has awarded Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, a contract for five S-70™ Black Hawk® helicopters. The bulk order will enable United Rotorcraft, as the only company authorized by Sikorsky to modify Black Hawk aircraft to the FIREHAWK® configuration, to quickly deliver these new production aircraft for aerial... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $53M contract for production of UH-60M

Sikorsky awarded $53M contract for production of UH-60M

27-Aug-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $53,895,498 modification (P00197) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0009 for production of UH-60M Black Hawks. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2022. Fiscal 2022 special funds in the amount of $53,895,498 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army... Read more

Archer Expands Business Leadership Team

Archer Expands Business Leadership Team

26-Aug-2021Source: Archer Aviation

California-based Archer Aviation Inc. (“Archer” or the “Company”), a leading Urban Air Mobility company and developer of all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (“eVTOL”) aircraft, announced two new hires: Tosha Perkins, who has joined the company as Chief People Officer and Andy Missan, who has joined as Chief Legal Officer. In her role, Perkins will manage hiring... Read more

FAA Invests $766M to Build Safer, More Sustainable Airports

FAA Invests $766M to Build Safer, More Sustainable Airports

26-Aug-2021Source: FAA

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded more than $766 million in grants to build safer, more sustainable and more accessible airports across the United States. The funding from the fifth round of FY 2021 Airport Improvement Program grants will pay for projects at 279 airports in 44 states plus Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S.... Read more

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