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Metro to attend Mil2Civ Workshop and Industry Career Fair

Metro to attend Mil2Civ Workshop and Industry Career Fair

23-Feb-2024Source: Metro Aviation

According to The Washington Post, 77 percent of job seekers consider a company’s culture when applying, and employee retention is more challenging than ever.  Lucky for Metro Aviation, they have several employees with 20 to 30 years at the company and new applications every day. Director of HR Britney Ratcliff contributes much of Metro’s hiring success... Read more

Airbus ACH130 Aston Martin Edition debuts at Singapore Airshow

Airbus ACH130 Aston Martin Edition debuts at Singapore Airshow

23-Feb-2024Source: Airbus Corporate Helicopters

ACH130 Aston Martin Edition from Airbus Corporate Helicopters is making its first appearance at the Singapore Airshow. The ACH130 Aston Martin Edition is the product of a highly fruitful collaboration featuring a range of interior and exterior designs created by Aston Martin and applied by skilled craftspeople at Airbus Helicopters, delighting helicopter owners and pilots... Read more

Horizon Design Services received approval for Avidyne IFD-Series

Horizon Design Services received approval for Avidyne IFD-Series

23-Feb-2024Source: Avidyne

Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics systems, is pleased to announce that U.K.-based Horizon Design Services has received Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) approval and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) validation of an Approved Model List-Supplemental Type Certificate (AML-STC) for installation of the Avidyne IFD-Series FMS/ GPS/ NAV/ COM systems as replacements for legacy GNS-Series... Read more

Astronautics demonstrating IBEX Large Area Display at Heli-Expo

Astronautics demonstrating IBEX Large Area Display at Heli-Expo

23-Feb-2024Source: Astronautics

Astronautics Corporation of America is demonstrating its IBEX Large Area Display (LAD) for the first time at HAI Heli-Expo 2024, Booth 2322. Astronautics’ IBEX LAD is a fully-redundant, resistive multi-touch 20”x8” video display that supports flight, navigation, engine, and mission system functions and symbology generated by an external computing source.  The IBEX LAD delivers both... Read more

TRU Simulation to showcase simulator technology at Heli-Expo

TRU Simulation to showcase simulator technology at Heli-Expo

23-Feb-2024Source: TRU Simulation

As a leading provider of high-fidelity training devices and full-motion simulators for the aviation industry, TRU Simulation will showcase its state-of-the-art simulator solutions during HAI Heli-Expo 2024, Feb. 27-29, in Anaheim, Calif. Visitors to the expo will have the opportunity to explore the latest advancements in simulation technology and experience firsthand the immersive simulators offered... Read more

UK union criticises Airbus suggestion of H225 and Super Puma offshore return

UK union criticises Airbus suggestion of H225 and Super Puma offshore return

22-Feb-2024Source: RMT

Offshore workers union, RMT has criticised the possible re-introduction of the Super Puma helicopter by Airbus to offshore oil and gas operations. Last year was the tenth anniversary of the last fatal Super Puma incident in the UK sector, which claimed the lives of four offshore workers, including RMT member Sarah Darnley. 33 offshore workers... Read more

Donaldson Announces Record Sales of its Popular Inlet Barrier Filter

Donaldson Announces Record Sales of its Popular Inlet Barrier Filter

22-Feb-2024Source: Donaldson

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), announces record sales of its industry leading inlet barrier filter (IBF), and invites customers to Heli-Expo Booth #8102 to see the first ever display of its Leonardo AW169 IBF. “The success of our IBFs is testament to our ongoing commitment to our helicopter OEM customers—listening... Read more

MD Helicopters Showcases Fleet Upgrades at Heli-Expo 2024

MD Helicopters Showcases Fleet Upgrades at Heli-Expo 2024

22-Feb-2024Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters’ (MDH) dedication to customer input and its new Fielded Fleet Upgrade program will be front and center in booth #4022 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024, February 27–29, 2024. MDH’s focus during the show is to highlight progress toward customer promises, share advancements in direct response to customer feedback that includes its new Fielded Fleet Upgrades program, and... Read more

AsBAA Welcomes PhilJets as New Member

AsBAA Welcomes PhilJets as New Member

22-Feb-2024Source: PhilJets

The Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) has gained traction with signing PhilJets as a new member during the Singapore Airshow 2024. PhilJets joins AsBAA Philippines Chapter at the occasion of the launch of the Philippine Pavillon graced by the Minister of Transportation Jaime Bautista, during the Singapore Airshow. AsBAA is representing business and general aviation... Read more

Gallagher to offer discounted insurance for Schweizer operators

Gallagher to offer discounted insurance for Schweizer operators

22-Feb-2024Source: Schweizer

Schweizer is excited to announce a partnership with Gallagher Specialty’s Aerospace team to offer all Schweizer owners and operators competitive hull and liability insurance through a single point of contact. This first of its kind helicopter manufacturer-specific insurance program was developed around Schweizer’s legacy and record of quality, reliability, and unmatched safety. While most aviation... Read more

CNC Technologies to supply wireless comms for Broward County Sheriff fleet

CNC Technologies to supply wireless comms for Broward County Sheriff fleet

22-Feb-2024Source: CNC Technologies

CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, announced a collaboration with Airbus Helicopters and Metro Aviation to provide the Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO) with three fully missionized aircraft for Fire Rescue and Public Safety operations. CNC’s partnership with Airbus and Metro Aviation continues to... Read more

Southwest Technical College selects Air Methods online programs

Southwest Technical College selects Air Methods online programs

22-Feb-2024Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the nation’s leading air medical service provider, announced today that Southwest Technical College has selected Air Methods Ascend’s Critical Care Review and EMS Review online programs to integrate into the curriculum for students in their public safety programs. Located in Cedar City, UT, Southwest Technical College is a local, accredited technical college that... Read more

EHang and Telefónica partner on UAM network connectivity

EHang and Telefónica partner on UAM network connectivity

22-Feb-2024Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading Urban Air Mobility (“UAM”) technology platform company, announced it has entered into a strategic alliance with Telefónica Tech, a subsidiary of Telefónica, a world-leading telecommunications service provider with over 300 million customers and digital and telecom solutions offered in over 170 countries. The... Read more

AIR Partners with Nidec to Develop Customized eVTOL Motor

AIR Partners with Nidec to Develop Customized eVTOL Motor

22-Feb-2024Source: AIR

AIR, creator of eVTOLs for the consumer market, announced its partnership with Nidec Motor Corporation, a leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial, and appliance motors and controls, to develop the motor for the production model of AIR’s two-seater eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft, AIR ONE. The two companies will design and develop a motor... Read more

ASI and Enstrom Partner to Resurrect Insurance Program

ASI and Enstrom Partner to Resurrect Insurance Program

22-Feb-2024Source: Enstrom

Aviation Specialty Insurance has partnered with Enstrom Helicopter Corporation to reintroduce an insurance program tailor-made for Enstrom owners and operators, the Enstrom Owner’s Program. The program promises customers ultra-competitive rates, tiered rating credits based on pilot experience, five liability limit options, instant rate indications, and more. Customers can also expect to receive instant quotes and... Read more

LCI signs framework agreement for 21 Leonardo helicopters

LCI signs framework agreement for 21 Leonardo helicopters

22-Feb-2024Source: LCI

LCI, a leading aviation company, has announced a framework agreement for up to 21 of the latest generation helicopters from Leonardo, comprising of 10 firm plus 11 options. The innovative new framework agreement covers the latest generation light-intermediate AW169, intermediate AW139 and super-medium AW189 helicopters, which will collectively address industry renewal and replacement requirements. The new... Read more

Aerobee Corporation Takes Delivery of First Bell 407GXi in Philippines

Aerobee Corporation Takes Delivery of First Bell 407GXi in Philippines

22-Feb-2024Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the delivery of the first Bell 407GXi helicopter in the Philippines to Aerobee Corporation. “Bell’s Asia Pacific operators continue to recognize the 407GXi’s low cost of ownership and proven performance to meet their clients’ discerning needs. Now available with full IFR certification and backed by industry-leading... Read more

Wisk and City of Sugar Land, Texas, partner for AAM in Houston region

Wisk and City of Sugar Land, Texas, partner for AAM in Houston region

22-Feb-2024Source: Wisk Aero

Wisk Aero, a leading Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company, and the City of Sugar Land, Texas, have entered into a partnership to bring autonomous Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) to the Greater Houston region. Under this new partnership, Wisk and Sugar Land will identify and assess a location at the Sugar Land Regional Airport for the... Read more

AEM and Texas Aerospace Technologies bolster partnership for Latin America

AEM and Texas Aerospace Technologies bolster partnership for Latin America

22-Feb-2024Source: AEM

Canadian avionics manufacturer, Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp. (AEM), is pleased to announce a partnership expansion with Texas Aerospace Technologies, a subsidiary of Texas Aerospace Services, to add AEM’s new MTP136D modern panel-mount P25 VHF FM Forest Service radio to its lineup of product offerings for their Latin American customers. Texas Aerospace Technologies adds AEM’s P25... Read more

Supernal partners with CAAS and EDB to develop Asia-Pacific AAM

Supernal partners with CAAS and EDB to develop Asia-Pacific AAM

22-Feb-2024Source: Supernal

Supernal LLC – Hyundai Motor Group’s Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company inked two Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), respectively, to further develop AAM capabilities and expertise in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region today at Singapore Airshow 2024. The partnerships will drive a... Read more

Reiser achieves world first Level D simulator Airbus H145 D3

Reiser achieves world first Level D simulator Airbus H145 D3

22-Feb-2024Source: Reiser

REISER Simulation and Training announces a groundbreaking milestone in aviation simulation excellence. The company proudly reveals that they have secured the distinction of being the very first to obtain Level D qualification for the Airbus H145 Full-Flight Simulator (FFS) in the D3 version.  The D3 version of the renowned Airbus H145 helicopter introduces significant enhancements,... Read more

Joby Completes Third Stage of FAA Certification Process

Joby Completes Third Stage of FAA Certification Process

22-Feb-2024Source: Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a company developing electric air taxis for commercial passenger service, announced it has become the first developer of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft to complete the third of five stages of the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) type certification process.   During the third stage of the process, Joby submitted... Read more

PHI celebrates 75 years

PHI celebrates 75 years

21-Feb-2024Source: PHI

PHI, a leader in global helicopter services, is proud and honored to celebrate its 75-year anniversary in 2024. Founded in Lafayette, La., in 1949, Petroleum Bell Helicopters—later to be renamed Petroleum Helicopters, Inc. and known today as PHI Group, Inc.—established itself as a leader in helicopter transportation for seismic crews exploring for oil and gas... Read more

New era of simpler, safer aviation?  The launch of Skyryse One

New era of simpler, safer aviation? The launch of Skyryse One

21-Feb-2024Source: Skyryse

Skyryse One is launched today – the world’s first production helicopter operated with a single control stick and two touch screens. Powering the revolutionary controls is SkyOS™, our proprietary operating system that offers simplified control and an aircraft-agnostic, triply-redundant fly-by-wire system. It’s no longer just a helicopter – it’s now the most integrated, elevated, and... Read more

Bell Showcases Designer Series Bell 429 at Singapore Airshow

Bell Showcases Designer Series Bell 429 at Singapore Airshow

21-Feb-2024Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, will showcase the Designer Series Bell 429 commercial helicopter for the first time in Southeast Asia at the Singapore Airshow 2024. The Designer Series elevates the Bell 429 cabin experience with superior leathers specially tailored to cover seats, consoles, door accent panels and headliner. Also included are... Read more

Rotor-Lift to partner Toll Group on Tasmanian EMS tender

Rotor-Lift to partner Toll Group on Tasmanian EMS tender

21-Feb-2024Source: Rotor-Lift

Tasmanian helicopter company Rotor-Lift will partner with Toll Group as part of its tender to continue supplying emergency helicopter services to the Tasmanian Government. Rotor-Lift Chief Executive Officer Susan Stanley said the business was proud to be working with Toll Aviation, an experienced emergency helicopter service operator, to complement and strengthen Rotor-Lift’s local expertise and... Read more

P&WC adds heli engine overhaul capability in Singapore

P&WC adds heli engine overhaul capability in Singapore

21-Feb-2024Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada

Pratt & Whitney Canada announced it will expand its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities by creating a new overhaul line in Singapore for its PT6C-67C engines, which power the Leonardo AW139 medium-twin helicopter. Pratt & Whitney is an RTX (NYSE: RTX) business. The Singapore facility was chosen as the location for the new overhaul line in response to... Read more

Coptersafety upgrading AW169 sim to Phase 8 avionics

Coptersafety upgrading AW169 sim to Phase 8 avionics

21-Feb-2024Source: Coptersafety

Coptersafety announced that they are upgrading theirTRU Odyssey H AW169 Full Flight Simulator to Avionics phase 8. The simulator is estimated to be ready by the Q4 of 2024. Head of FSTD at Coptersafety, Toni Rönnberg, said “I’m pleased to announce that Coptersafety is upgrading its TRU AW169 FFS to the latest Avionics phase 8... Read more

ESG supplies laser safety glasses to Brandenburg police

ESG supplies laser safety glasses to Brandenburg police

21-Feb-2024Source: ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH

ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH has been commissioned by the procurement authority for the Brandenburg police force to supply its pioneering visAIRion laser safety glasses to the pilots and flight technicians of the Brandenburg police helicopter squadron. The laser safety glasses were handed over to the future users at the Ahrensfelde site. The police helicopter squadron... Read more

Lilium partners with Star Charge to develop eVTOL charging system

Lilium partners with Star Charge to develop eVTOL charging system

21-Feb-2024Source: Lilium

Lilium N.V (Nasdaq: LILM), the developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, has partnered with Star Charge, global leader in electric vehicle charging infrastructure and microgrid solutions, to develop, customize, and provide charging systems for its Lilium Jets. At the Singapore Airshow, the companies announced that Lilium placed a first order... Read more

Bell signs contracts with customers in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines

Bell signs contracts with customers in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines

21-Feb-2024Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, continues to see robust sales of its Bell 505 helicopter across the Asia Pacific region. The latest contracts signed with customers in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines demonstrate the ongoing demand. Leading the new orders at the Singapore Airshow 2024 was Hammock Helicopter, a Malaysian helicopter services... Read more

Entrol to exhibit H11 FTD Level 5 flight sim at Heli Expo

Entrol to exhibit H11 FTD Level 5 flight sim at Heli Expo

21-Feb-2024Source: Entrol

Entrol, the manufacturer of EASA and FAA certified FNPT, FTD and AATD flight simulators, will be attending the HAI Heli Expo to be held on February 27, 28 and 29 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California (USA). For the second consecutive year, the company – which will be located at booth 8041 and at... Read more

Eve Air Mobility and SkyScape Announce First Urban ATM Agreement in Japan

Eve Air Mobility and SkyScape Announce First Urban ATM Agreement in Japan

21-Feb-2024Source: Eve Air Mobility

Eve Air Mobility (“Eve”) (NYSE: EVEX; EVEXW) and SkyScape, a Japanese vertiport development and management company headquartered in Osaka, Japan, have announced an agreement to use Eve’s Urban ATM (air traffic management) as a part of the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) concept of operations published by the Japanese government. The announcement makes Skyscape Eve’s 13th... Read more

Garmin adds IFR and 4-axis capability to GFC 600H helicopter flight control system

Garmin adds IFR and 4-axis capability to GFC 600H helicopter flight control system

21-Feb-2024Source: Garmin

Garmin (NYSE: GRMN) announced the GFC™ 600H Helicopter Flight Control System is now available in an IFR configuration with a Stability Augmentation System (SAS). This configuration includes collective control, bringing 4-axis capability to the GFC 600H system for the first time. Leonardo Helicopters’ AW109 Trekker is the first platform to incorporate the GFC 600H with IFR... Read more

Maverick Helicopters expands operations in Southern California

Maverick Helicopters expands operations in Southern California

21-Feb-2024Source: Maverick Helicopters

Maverick Helicopters, one of the largest aviation-based tourism companies in the world, has recently expanded its operations to Southern California, welcoming fliers to experience the coast from a new perspective. In addition to stunning aerial views, Maverick Helicopters offers passengers various adventures including flights over the iconic Hollywood Sign to the untouched charm of Catalina... Read more

Vertical Aerospace awarded new UK Government grant

Vertical Aerospace awarded new UK Government grant

21-Feb-2024Source: Vertical Aerospace

Vertical Aerospace (Vertical) [NYSE: EVTL], a global aerospace and technology company that is pioneering zero emissions aviation, today announces it has been awarded £8 million ($10 million) in grant funding by the UK Government, through the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) Programme, to develop its next-generation propellers for use on its VX4 aircraft. The project is... Read more

Lilium launches services org – Lilium Power-On

Lilium launches services org – Lilium Power-On

21-Feb-2024Source: Lilium

Lilium N.V (Nasdaq: LILM), the developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, has appointed Senior Lilium Executive Dominique Decard to head the eVTOL industry’s first Customer Service organization, named Lilium POWER-ON. At the Singapore Air Show, the company announced its newly established business unit that will offer the full aircraft manufacturer... Read more

Philjets signs Safran SBH contract for Arrano engines

Philjets signs Safran SBH contract for Arrano engines

21-Feb-2024Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines and PhilJets Aero Services Inc (PhilJets) marked a milestone at the Singapore Airshow 2024 by signing a new Support-By-the-Hour (SBH) contract for the Arrano engine. PhilJets, the Certified Distributor Center for Safran in the Philippines, and Safran Helicopter Engines (Safran HE) have solidified their 3 years collaboration through this strategic agreement. PhilJets... Read more

Microflite adds new five-bladed H145

Microflite adds new five-bladed H145

21-Feb-2024Source: Airbus Helicopters

Australian commercial aircraft operator Microflite has ordered a second five-bladed H145 to support its growing training, commercial, utility, fire observation and rescue operations. Microflite is Airbus’ largest civil helicopter customer in Australia, currently operating an Airbus fleet of 20 rotorcraft ranging from single-engine H120, H125 and H130, to twin-engine H135 and H145. The operator also... Read more

HAI to provide Heli-Expo aircraft with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)

HAI to provide Heli-Expo aircraft with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)

21-Feb-2024Source: HAI

To reduce the event’s carbon footprint, Helicopter Association International (HAI) is providing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to all aircraft flying into HAI HELI-EXPO 2024. The annual conference and trade show, the largest in the world for the vertical aviation industry, will take place Feb. 26–29 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., with exhibits... Read more

BALPA union names strike dates for Bristow pilots

BALPA union names strike dates for Bristow pilots

21-Feb-2024Source: BALPA

The British Airline Pilots’ Association has given notice to Bristow Helicopters that it will call on its members to strike in March. BALPA has been in negotiation with the company for months, but Bristow has failed to put forward any offer that its pilots and tech crew could support. Following a strong ballot result of... Read more

Lilium partners with Philippine operator PhilJets

Lilium partners with Philippine operator PhilJets

21-Feb-2024Source: Lilium

Lilium (NASDAQ: LILM), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet, and PhilJets, a leading aviation provider of global services in the ASEAN region, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding at the Singapore Airshow. The agreement includes the intent to purchase 10 Lilium Jets, as well as a future strategic... Read more

Schiebel wins S-300 contract for South Korean Navy

Schiebel wins S-300 contract for South Korean Navy

20-Feb-2024Source: Schiebel

Schiebel, together with Korean based defence solutions companies Hanwha Systems and UI Helicopter, has been awarded a contract by the Defence Acquisition Programme Administration (DAPA) for the development and delivery of the Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) CAMCOPTER® S-300 Unmanned Air System (UAS), to be operated by the South Korean MOD. The contract was signed... Read more

Blackcomb Helicopters to install GPMS HUMS on four EC135s and four Bell 212HPs

Blackcomb Helicopters to install GPMS HUMS on four EC135s and four Bell 212HPs

20-Feb-2024Source: GPMS

GPMS International announced that Blackcomb Helicopters, a leading helicopter utility provider in Western Canada, has chosen to equip their four Airbus EC135s and four Bell 212HPs with the industry’s leading health and usage monitoring system, Foresight MX. “Blackcomb Helicopters choosing to equip their fleet with Foresight MX HUMS is turning point for utility operators in... Read more

Doroni Aerospace Set to Unveil eVTOL ‘Flying Car’ Technology

Doroni Aerospace Set to Unveil eVTOL ‘Flying Car’ Technology

20-Feb-2024Source: Doroni Aerospace

In an exciting development poised to transform the urban air mobility landscape, Doroni Aerospace announces a forthcoming revelation that will set a new standard for innovation in the industry. Scheduled for March 1st, this announcement is anticipated to be a watershed moment, heralding a new era in the evolution of transportation. With a storied history of pushing... Read more

BAE Systems received $114 million in FMS contracts from the US Army for Common Missile Warning Systems

BAE Systems received $114 million in FMS contracts from the US Army for Common Missile Warning Systems

20-Feb-2024Source: BAE Systems

BAE Systems received $114 million in Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contracts from the U.S. Army for AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning Systems (CMWS). CMWS is a combat-proven aircraft survivability system for rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft that integrates missile warning, hostile fire indication, and countermeasure controls. CMWS provides the U.S. and its allies with advanced threat detection and... Read more

Airborne picked by Airbus Helicopters to renew cutting room in Donauwörth

Airborne picked by Airbus Helicopters to renew cutting room in Donauwörth

20-Feb-2024Source: Airborne

Airborne is selected by Airbus Helicopters to renew the cutting room in Donauwörth, Germany, with state of the art digital Kit by Light systems. The main objective is to improve operation and material efficiency by making composite plies kitting faster, easier and without mistakes. The new Cutting & Kitting lines will include full digital control... Read more

Yugo and Eve MoU on Urban Air Mobility in Southeast Asia

Yugo and Eve MoU on Urban Air Mobility in Southeast Asia

19-Feb-2024Source: Yugo Global Industries

Eve Air Mobility (“Eve”) (NYSE: EVEX; EVEXW) and Yugo Global Industries Pte. Ltd. (“Yugo”), a Singapore-based aviation company, have announced that the two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to study the potential for Urban Air Mobility (UAM) and eVTOL flights in Southeast Asia. Yugo is a private aviation network established by aviation... Read more

MD Helicopters Showcases TH/AH530 at Singapore Airshow

MD Helicopters Showcases TH/AH530 at Singapore Airshow

19-Feb-2024Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters LLC (MDH) (Singapore Airshow Booth #C-S66) is returning to the biannual Singapore Airshow in Singapore from Feb. 20 to 25. The company’s booth will be located in the USA Partnership Pavilion. “We are committed to listening to our customers globally and taking what we learn to continuously improve our products and services,” says MD Helicopters... Read more

Veryon to Debut Veryon Tracking+ at Heli Expo 2024

Veryon to Debut Veryon Tracking+ at Heli Expo 2024

19-Feb-2024Source: Veryon

Veryon, a leading provider of information services and software solutions for the aviation industry, recently announced its upcoming attendance at the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli Expo, the world’s largest trade show dedicated to the helicopter industry, taking place on Feb. 26 – 29 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. The annual event celebrates the... Read more

Canadian TSB makes recommendations on Inadvertent IMC

Canadian TSB makes recommendations on Inadvertent IMC

19-Feb-2024Source: Transportation Safety Board of Canada

In its investigation report (A21C0038) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) found that insufficient regulatory requirements and defences to protect against loss of visual reference accidents led to the fatal 2021 crash of an Airbus AS350 helicopter on Griffith Island, Nunavut (NU). As such, the Board is issuing four recommendations to the regulator, Transport Canada. On 25 April 2021,... Read more

Americase to Showcase Cutting-Edge Protection Containers at Heli-Expo 2024

Americase to Showcase Cutting-Edge Protection Containers at Heli-Expo 2024

19-Feb-2024Source: Americase

Americase will exhibit premier protective containers at booth #2400, including Helicopter Blade Case, custom-engineered and extensively tested to protect rotor blades from damage during shipping or storage; Main Rotorhead Case which provides a fully form-fitted interior and a robust, sealed, welded aluminum construction; and Helicopter Engine Case custom-designed to mechanically hold and protect the cargo... Read more

Skyports, RTA and Joby to launch air taxi service in Dubai

Skyports, RTA and Joby to launch air taxi service in Dubai

16-Feb-2024Source: Skyports

Skyports Infrastructure (Skyports), the leader in vertiport infrastructure for the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) industry, today announced it has signed a Definitive Agreement with Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) and all-electric aircraft company Joby Aviation to launch passenger air taxi services in Dubai by 2026. The agreement, signed at the World Governments Summit in... Read more

Helicopter Express Launches into HUMS with Foresight MX

Helicopter Express Launches into HUMS with Foresight MX

16-Feb-2024Source: GPMS

GPMS International announced that Helicopter Express has completed their first installation of Foresight MX, the industry’s leading HUMS solution, on their new Bell 429.  Additionally, Helicopter Express has placed a follow-on order of Foresight MX for their new Bell 412EPX. Based in Tate, Georgia, Helicopter Express operates a mixed fleet of utility and firefighting aircraft throughout the... Read more

Safomar Technologies and AEM sign distribution agreement for Africa

Safomar Technologies and AEM sign distribution agreement for Africa

16-Feb-2024Source: AEM

Canadian avionics manufacturer, Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp. (AEM), is proud to announce a new distribution agreement with South Africa-based Safomar Technologies. The two companies join forces to bring AEM’s special mission communication products to Africa and to better serve customers in the region by providing best-in-class avionics systems and solutions. The deal makes Safomar Technologies... Read more

EPNER Selects Loft Dynamics’ VR Simulator to Train Highly Qualified Test Pilots

EPNER Selects Loft Dynamics’ VR Simulator to Train Highly Qualified Test Pilots

16-Feb-2024Source: Loft Dynamics

Loft Dynamics, a leading virtual reality (VR) flight simulation training device (FSTD) manufacturer, announced that EPNER, the world-renowned and highly selective test pilot school in France, will acquire one of the company’s EASA-qualified simulators. EPNER will use Loft Dynamics’ Airbus H125 VR FSTD to safely and efficiently train their students in executing and evaluating maneuvers... Read more

Phenix Solutions to showcase Ultra 2XL drone at Heli-Expo

Phenix Solutions to showcase Ultra 2XL drone at Heli-Expo

15-Feb-2024Source: Phenix Solutions

Phenix Solutions is excited to announce they will participate in the upcoming HAI HELI-EXPO scheduled for Feb 27-29th in Anaheim, CA. This event is known for providing aviation industry leaders and professionals the opportunity to connect, collaborate, and explore the latest trends in aviation, so this promises to be an excellent venue for Phenix to... Read more

Ecocopter and Andes Helibike highlight growth of helibiking around the world

Ecocopter and Andes Helibike highlight growth of helibiking around the world

15-Feb-2024Source: Ecocopter

Helibiking in Chile is gaining more and more strength and the Andes Mountains have become an attractive mountain for lovers of this sport around the world. An adventure activity that combines mountain biking with helicopter transport and consists of climbing to a high and remote summit with a bicycle and then descend on trails or... Read more

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue welcomes 26 new doctors

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue welcomes 26 new doctors

15-Feb-2024Source: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

They have been flipped upside down, blindfolded and experienced a simulated crash in the middle of the night – all to become an RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Critical Care Doctor. There are 26 new graduates from LifeFlight Australia’s specialist training academy in Brisbane, set to join aeromedical crews across the state. While some of the latest... Read more

MD Helicopters makes two additions to service provider network

MD Helicopters makes two additions to service provider network

15-Feb-2024Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, LLC (MDH) is pleased to announce two new additions to its growing global network of MDH service providers. Clemens Aviation of Wichita, Kansas, is now an MD Helicopters Authorized Service Center (ASC). Additionally, Seaside Helicopters of Mesa, Arizona, became an MD Helicopters Authorized Spare Parts Retailer. With a wealth of MDH service experience and... Read more

Arizona DPS awards Priority 1 Air Rescue hoist training contract

Arizona DPS awards Priority 1 Air Rescue hoist training contract

14-Feb-2024

Priority 1 Air Rescue (P1AR) was recently awarded a 5-year contract by the Arizona Department of Safety (AZ/DPS) to deliver multiple initial to advanced level synthetic and live flight training for all AZ/DPS Bell 429 SAR Pilots, Hoist System Operators, and Paramedic Rescue Specialists operating at their 3 aviation units in Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff.... Read more

Ex-Change Parts parting out SAR EC225

Ex-Change Parts parting out SAR EC225

14-Feb-2024Source: Ex-Change Parts

Ex-Change Parts, a Swedish global leader in helicopter aftermarket parts and solutions, proudly announces its latest milestone with the disassembly of an EC225 helicopter, further strengthening its position as a key player in the Airbus Super Puma family. With over 25 years of industry expertise and a commitment to quality, reflected in their ISO 9001:2015... Read more

Bell appoints Heli-One for Canadian CH146 support

Bell appoints Heli-One for Canadian CH146 support

14-Feb-2024Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading global provider of rotor-wing maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that it has been appointed by Bell Textron Canada Limited (Bell) to provide In-Service Support for CH146 Griffon helicopters operated by the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND), in a contract valued at over $150M (CAD) over 5... Read more

Joby to Launch Air Taxi Service in UAE

Joby to Launch Air Taxi Service in UAE

14-Feb-2024Source: Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, announced it has signed a definitive agreement with Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) to launch air taxi services in the Emirate by early 2026, with Joby targeting initial operations as early as 2025. The agreement, signed at the World Governments Summit... Read more

CareFlight 5 Flight Paramedic celebrates two big milestones

CareFlight 5 Flight Paramedic celebrates two big milestones

14-Feb-2024Source: Air Methods

While the new year is a time for looking forward, the emergency air medical team at CareFlight 5 in Santa Fe is reflecting on the accomplishments of one of their own. Flight Paramedic Cory Myers recently celebrated two important milestones—15 years in the profession and 1,400 air medical transport flights. “I look back at that... Read more

Kawasaki delivers third five-blade H145 to Central Helicopter Service

Kawasaki delivers third five-blade H145 to Central Helicopter Service

14-Feb-2024Source: Kawasaki

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced its delivery of H145//BK117 D-3 helicopter (“D-3”) to Central Helicopter Service, Ltd. This is the third D-3 delivered to the same company, and the 13th it has delivered in total. The D-3 delivered this time, like the two already delivered, is intended for use in emergency medical services. The BK117... Read more

Precision Helicopters picks Foresight MX HUMS for AS332 fleet

Precision Helicopters picks Foresight MX HUMS for AS332 fleet

14-Feb-2024Source: GPMS

Precision announced that next quarter they will begin monitoring their fleet of Airbus AS332 Super Puma helicopters with GPMS International’s industry leading health and monitoring system (HUMS), known as Foresight MX.  Ordered in 2023, Precision will be the first AS332 operator to utilize advanced HUMS for firefighting support in the United States and beyond.“We’re very excited to see HUMS... Read more

Schiebel S-100 receives operational approval from Australian CASA

Schiebel S-100 receives operational approval from Australian CASA

13-Feb-2024Source: Schiebel

Wedgetail Aerospace, supported by Schiebel Pacific, successfully obtained the approval from the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) to operate the Schiebel CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) in civil airspace. It is the first large (>150 kg) Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) UAS to attain this civil approval from the Australian authorities. Wedgetail Aerospace,... Read more

Lilium Designates Future Orlando Vertiport as Network Hub

Lilium Designates Future Orlando Vertiport as Network Hub

13-Feb-2024Source: Lilium

Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ:LILM), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet and global pioneer in Regional Air Mobility (RAM), announced its designation of the future Orlando International Airport (MCO) vertiport as a network hub for Lilium Jet operators in central Florida. Lilium also announced its support for Florida House Bill 981, which... Read more

Yates County EMS selects Air Methods Ascend’s online programs

Yates County EMS selects Air Methods Ascend’s online programs

13-Feb-2024Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the nation’s leading air medical service provider, announced today that Yates County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has selected Air Methods Ascend’s online programs to provide additional training for its emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and medics. Located in the Finger Lakes Region of the State of New York, midway between Pennsylvania and Lake Ontario,... Read more

Bell Introduces new Commercial Business Sales CCO

Bell Introduces new Commercial Business Sales CCO

12-Feb-2024Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has appointed Danny Maldonado as its Chief Commercial Officer. Danny is responsible for all of Bell’s global commercial aircraft sales, aftermarket solutions and customer service, and the Bell Training Academy. He previously served as president and chief executive officer of Textron Financial Corporation for nine years... Read more

Cambridge Design Technology help promote Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

Cambridge Design Technology help promote Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

12-Feb-2024Source: Cambridge Design Technology

Cambridge– and Suffolk-based CAD and product design specialists Cambridge Design Technology (CDT) have just delivered their latest pro bono charitable project. The project involved the creation of large, detailed, scale replica models of the new fleet aircraft to be used by Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT), the Augusta Westland AW169, twin-engine helicopter. To create... Read more

Smith Myers launches partnership to bring Artemis mobile phone detection to Leonardo helicopters in MENA region

Smith Myers launches partnership to bring Artemis mobile phone detection to Leonardo helicopters in MENA region

12-Feb-2024Source: Smith Myers

Smith Myers and AgustaWestland Aviation Services (AWAS) have formed a partnership to bring Smith Myers award-winning ARTEMIS mobile phone detection, location and communication systems to existing Leonardo’s helicopter users in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Regions. Abu Dhabi-based AWAS provide a combination of engineering and maintenance expertise that will offer current Leonardo’s helicopter... Read more

Enstrom Opens of New Repair Station

Enstrom Opens of New Repair Station

12-Feb-2024Source: Enstrom

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is celebrating the opening of its brand-new, FAA-approved repair station, number EHCR228E. The state-of-the-art repair station operates within Enstrom’s Menominee, MI factory. It will provide helicopter maintenance, damage repairs, upgrades, and component overhauls, all at the hands of Enstrom’s premier repair experts. “This is a significant upgrade to what customers might have... Read more

Bristow UK pilots vote to strike

Bristow UK pilots vote to strike

12-Feb-2024Source: BALPA

Helicopter crews at Bristow Helicopters have overwhelmingly voted in favour of industrial action in a dispute over pay. The ballot conducted among members of the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) closed on Wednesday 7th February 2024 and returned a 96.31% YES vote on a 92.74% turnout BALPA General Secretary, Amy Leversidge said: “This ballot is... Read more

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