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Rotor Technologies joins with Robinson on uncrewed heli technology

Rotor Technologies joins with Robinson on uncrewed heli technology

20-Mar-2024Source: Rotor Technologies

Rotor Technologies, Inc. and Robinson Helicopter Company jointly displayed the R550X, an uncrewed helicopter based on the Robinson R44 Raven II, at Helicopter Association International’s (HAI) Heli-Expo in Anaheim, California. The R550X is the first production uncrewed aircraft to be built on a Robinson platform. Capable of lifting heavy loads up to 1,200 pounds (550 kilograms) with... Read more

Robinson celebrates 45 years of the R22

Robinson celebrates 45 years of the R22

20-Mar-2024Source: Robinson Helicopter Company

Robinson Helicopter Company, the world’s leading manufacturer of civil helicopters, celebrates the 45th anniversary of its iconic two-seat R22 helicopter. On March 16, 1979, Robinson received FAA certification for the R22, which has been enshrined in the Smithsonian Museum since September 2004. With a legacy of accessibility, reliability, and versatility, the R22 revolutionized the personal helicopter... Read more

VAI opposes FY2025 tax proposals targeting Business Aviation

VAI opposes FY2025 tax proposals targeting Business Aviation

19-Mar-2024Source: VAI

A diverse coalition of aviation and labor organizations joined in opposing proposals in the Biden administration’s fiscal year 2025 budget and regulatory changes that single out business aviation. Following a troubling State of the Union reference to general aviation, President Biden recently unveiled an FY25 budget plan that includes a five-fold fuel tax increase on... Read more

TrustFlight Adds FRAT Capability to Suite of Integrated Safety Solutions

TrustFlight Adds FRAT Capability to Suite of Integrated Safety Solutions

19-Mar-2024Source: TrustFlight

TrustFlight Ltd. (TrustFlight), a technology innovator focused on the digitization of the aviation industry, announced the addition of a digital Flight Risk Assessment Tool (FRAT) to its portfolio of safety solutions for both fixed and rotary-wing aircraft. As an integrated piece of TrustFlight’s Electronic Logbook (ELB), FRAT provides operators with an objective means for pilots to... Read more

Vertical Aerospace releases Shareholder Letter and Annual Report

Vertical Aerospace releases Shareholder Letter and Annual Report

19-Mar-2024Source: Vertical Aerospace

Vertical Aerospace (Vertical) [NYSE: EVTL], a global aerospace and technology company that is pioneering zero-emissions aviation, announces that it has released its full year 2023 Annual Report, including its financial results, alongside its latest Shareholder Letter. Vertical’s Annual Report is accessible on the Company’s investor relations website and on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov while... Read more

Stellantis increases shareholding in Archer

Stellantis increases shareholding in Archer

19-Mar-2024Source: Archer Aviation

Stellantis N.V. and Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR) announced that Stellantis recently completed a series of open market purchases of ~8.3 million  shares of Archer’s stock signaling Stellantis’ continued confidence in Archer’s plans to bring electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft to market beginning in 2025.  Stellantis’ increased investment in Archer follows CEO Carlos Tavares’ recent... Read more

Rotortrade chooses ADSoftware to enhance and streamline operations

Rotortrade chooses ADSoftware to enhance and streamline operations

18-Mar-2024Source: Rotortrade

Rotortrade, renowned as the provider of ‘Helicopters you Can Trust’ has chosen ADSOFTWARE solutions to enhance and streamline its operations across Europe. With a specific focus on its incoming stat-of-the-art maintenance center in Tallard, this official partnership begin with significant challenges. Between the global leader in the pre-owned helicopters industry and the pioneer in aviation... Read more

SkyDrive Signs Pre-Order with Bravo Air

SkyDrive Signs Pre-Order with Bravo Air

18-Mar-2024Source: SkyDrive

SkyDrive Inc. (“SkyDrive”)  a leading Japanese eVTOL aircraft (*1) manufacturer, and Bravo Air, a well-established private air charter service operator based in Augusta, GA, USA, have signed a letter of intent for the purchase of up to (5) “SD-05 “SKYDRIVE” (*2) aircraft. The agreement also includes the formation of a “Partnership” to conduct joint studies in... Read more

NHV has been awarded ISO 14001 Certification

NHV has been awarded ISO 14001 Certification

18-Mar-2024Source: NHV

NHV is proud to announce that we have been awarded Vinçotte ISO 14001 certification, an internationally recognised standard for environmental management systems. The initial certification scope includes the bases of Ostend and Rotterdam, and more bases are planned to be included in the near future. At the same time, our ISO 9001 certification (first obtained in 2017)... Read more

NHV Denmark gains first North Sea approval for “Heli SA Cat 1” Ops

NHV Denmark gains first North Sea approval for “Heli SA Cat 1” Ops

15-Mar-2024

NHV is delighted to announce that NHV Denmark are the first operator in the North Sea to be approved to provide “Operations with Operational Credits — Helicopter Special Authorization Category I (Heli Sa Cat I) Operations” from EASA – European Union Aviation Safety Agency This new approval has been introduced to increase the number of available... Read more

Flexjet takes S76D to Palm Beach International Boat Show

Flexjet takes S76D to Palm Beach International Boat Show

14-Mar-2024Source: Flexjet

Flexjet, a leading luxury private aviation company, invites yachting fans to tour its Sikorsky S-76 super-midsize helicopter at the Palm Beach International Boat Show, one of the most prestigious yacht shows in the country. Attendees of the boat show will be able to board the posh helicopter throughout the event, being held March 21-24, 2024. The... Read more

STARS launches virtual critical care trial across Saskatchewan

STARS launches virtual critical care trial across Saskatchewan

14-Mar-2024Source: STARS

Critical patients can now receive care quicker than ever before, with the launch of a virtual care trial by STARS in partnership with Saskatchewan Health Authority. STARS Virtual Care allows Transport Physicians to be connected to local providers during active missions via a secure video connection. The trial is underway across the province of Saskatchewan.... Read more

Lilium and Atlantic Aviation unite to electrify regional UAM across the US

Lilium and Atlantic Aviation unite to electrify regional UAM across the US

13-Mar-2024Source: Lilium

Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, has teamed up with Atlantic Aviation, a leading fixed-based operation (FBO) and aviation services provider, to prepare Atlantic’s network of more than 100 FBOs for the Lilium Jet’s regional upcoming air mobility service launch in the United States. This strategic... Read more

Honda Airways Purchases Its First Bell 505 in Japan

Honda Airways Purchases Its First Bell 505 in Japan

13-Mar-2024Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the delivery of a Bell 505 helicopter to Honda Airways in Japan. Honda Airways, a subsidiary of Honda Motors, was established in 1964 by Souichiro Honda, legendary founder of Honda Motors. Today, Honda Airways offers scenic flights using light aircraft and helicopters, skydiving, corporate charters, flight... Read more

Georgia Border Police accepts first Airbus H145 at handover ceremony

Georgia Border Police accepts first Airbus H145 at handover ceremony

13-Mar-2024Source: Georgia Border Police

Border police of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia has been handed over a new and contemporary, “H 145” helicopter of European standard. The delivery of the helicopter was carried out at the “Airbus Helicopters” enterprise in Germany, which was attended by the Deputy Head of the Border Police – Giorgi Malania and the... Read more

Ambulance Victoria extends Babcock contract

Ambulance Victoria extends Babcock contract

13-Mar-2024Source: Ambulance Victoria

Ambulance Victoria (AV) has extended its contract with Babcock Australasia (Babcock) to continue providing air ambulance operations to support paramedics in providing Best Care to patients across Victoria. The five-year extension of the existing arrangement for the Air Ambulance helicopter fleet, valued at more than $370 million, will come into effect from 1 January 2026.... Read more

Columbia Helicopters Appoints new President & CEO

Columbia Helicopters Appoints new President & CEO

13-Mar-2024Source: Columbia Helicopters

Columbia Helicopters (“Columbia” or the “Company”) announced that David Balevic has been appointed President & CEO, effective immediately. Balevic will succeed Michael Tremlett, who is departing the company to pursue other opportunities. Columbia Helicopters is a global leader in the heavy and super heavy-lift helicopter sector, with a more than 60-year track record of innovation,... Read more

UK CAA issues updated hospital landing standards document

UK CAA issues updated hospital landing standards document

13-Mar-2024Source: HeliHub.com

A new edition of CAP1264 ‘Standards for Helicopter Landing Areas at Hospitals’ has been published by the UK Civil Aviation Authority As well as setting out detailed design requirements for hospital heliports, the document also provides guidance on their operation and management, covering approach and departure paths, obstacle clearance, lighting, signage, and communication protocols. The CAP... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance wins Exeter Living Award for services to local communities

Devon Air Ambulance wins Exeter Living Award for services to local communities

13-Mar-2024Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Members of the Devon Air Ambulance fundraising team were delighted to receive the Exeter Living Award for local charities on behalf of the organisation on Thursday evening. The team was up against some worthy competitors locally and were thrilled to have been awarded the accolade. Jo Rigby, Head of Fundraising at Devon Air Ambulance said:... Read more

Boost Systems gains FAA STC for Airbus H125 quick release cargo basket

Boost Systems gains FAA STC for Airbus H125 quick release cargo basket

13-Mar-2024Source: Boost Systems

Boost Systems continues to expand its mission equipment offering and is pleased to announce their H125/AS350 Quick Release Cargo Basket and Boarding Step are now FAA Approved. BOOST Systems has been awarded Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SR00184IB for its Airbus H125/AS350/355 Quick Release Cargo Basket and Boarding Step, previously approved by... Read more

Retired US Navy Vice Admiral joins Trakka Defense

Retired US Navy Vice Admiral joins Trakka Defense

12-Mar-2024Source: Trakka Systems

Trakka USA Defense, a leading provider of cutting-edge defense solutions, is pleased to announce the addition of Retired Vice Admiral, for the United States Navy Tim Szymanski to advise its Executive Directors. Tim Szymanski brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the Trakka USA Defense team. As a former Vice Admiral for the United... Read more

Archer and Falcon Aviation to develop vertiport network in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Archer and Falcon Aviation to develop vertiport network in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

12-Mar-2024Source: Archer Aviation

Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR), a leader in electric flying cars, announced today that Falcon Aviation, a prominent Aviation Services Operator in the UAE, has been selected as their vertiport infrastructure partner for critical locations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. This collaboration marks a significant step towards launching Archer’s Midnight flying car with Falcon Aviation in... Read more

Japan’s first Designer series B429 sold to JGAS

Japan’s first Designer series B429 sold to JGAS

12-Mar-2024Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced a signed purchase agreement for Japan’s first Designer Series Bell 429 helicopter to Japan General Aviation Service (JGAS). JGAS is a leading Japanese aerospace organization offering aircraft sales and aftermarket support services. After delivery, Japan Biz Aviation Co. Ltd. (JBZ), a subsidiary of JGAS, will utilize... Read more

NHV wins marine pilot contract extension – upgrades 365N3 to H145D3

NHV wins marine pilot contract extension – upgrades 365N3 to H145D3

11-Mar-2024Source: NHV

NHV Group has announced the contract extension for helicopter services for Dutch Pilots’ Organisation, a crucial partnership supporting maritime pilotage services in the Netherlands. The long-term contract awarded to NHV will continue to support the Dutch pilotage service from Pistoolhaven (Rotterdam) and will replace the current fleet with new generation aircraft. NHV’s helicopter services play... Read more

Eve Air Mobility to Host eVTOL Panel at SXSW 2024

Eve Air Mobility to Host eVTOL Panel at SXSW 2024

11-Mar-2024Source: Eve Air Mobility

Eve Air Mobility (“Eve”) (NYSE: EVEX, EVEXW) will host a panel of air mobility experts to discuss preparing for electric vertical takeoff and landing operations at SXSW 2024 in Austin, TX. The panel, titled: Pre-Flight Check: Next steps to make eVTOL flights a reality, will be held on Tues, March 12, 2024 at 11:30 a.m. CT... Read more

Eve Reports Q4 & FY 2023 Results

Eve Reports Q4 & FY 2023 Results

11-Mar-2024Source: Eve Air Mobility

Eve Air Mobility (“Eve”) (NYSE: EVEX and EVEXW) reports its fourth-quarter & FY 2023 results. Eve Air Mobility is an aerospace company dedicated to the development of an eVTOL (electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing) aircraft and the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem that includes the aircraft development, Service & Operations Solutions and an Urban Air... Read more

Tech entrepreneur to embark on epic expedition with Airbus ACH125

Tech entrepreneur to embark on epic expedition with Airbus ACH125

11-Mar-2024Source: Airbus Corporate Helicopters

Singapore, Australian tech entrepreneur John-Paul Thorbjornsen (JP) has ordered an ACH125 helicopter for an expedition traversing seven continents in 300 flight hours. “My passion for flying started when I took my first lesson at 16, and I’ve never looked back. The ACH130 Aston Martin Edition brought me on a cross-globe journey where I experienced different cultures, made new friends,... Read more

Coulson and Kawak Aviation partner on Black Hawk upgrade program

Coulson and Kawak Aviation partner on Black Hawk upgrade program

11-Mar-2024Source: Coulson Aviation

Coulson Aviation is pleased to announce its partnership with Kawak Aviation to launch a modern, upgraded, and more cost-effective Firefighting Black Hawk aircraft platform. The world’s largest aerial firefighting company that designs, manufactures, installs, and operates aircraft, Coulson is leading the innovative charge for the proven UH-60-based firefighting aircraft to help ensure a safe solution... Read more

VAI Board selects 2024–25 Exec Committee

VAI Board selects 2024–25 Exec Committee

11-Mar-2024Source: Vertical Aviation International

The Vertical Aviation International (VAI) Board of Directors has chosen the association’s 2024–25 Executive Committee, which comprises VAI’s four officers: chair, vice chair, treasurer, and assistant treasurer. Beginning on Jul. 1, 2024, the following VAI operator members will serve a one-year term on the Executive Committee: Chair: Mark A. Schlaefli, Dakota Rotors LLC Vice Chair: Brian Jorgenson, Timberline Helicopters... Read more

China’s Skyco Leasing signs for six AIrbus H175s

China’s Skyco Leasing signs for six AIrbus H175s

11-Mar-2024Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and SKYCO International Financial Leasing Co., Ltd., a state-owned enterprise belonging to China’s Guangdong Province, have signed a contract for six H175 helicopters. Entrusted by the Guangdong Provincial Government, SKYCO Leasing is in charge of leading the aviation industry development in the province. The versatile H175 helicopters acquired by SKYCO Leasing will be deployed by... Read more

Coptersafety join Whirly-Girls International as scholarship sponsor

Coptersafety join Whirly-Girls International as scholarship sponsor

11-Mar-2024Source: Coptersafety

Coptersafety is happy to announce they are joining the Whirly-Girls International as a sponsor with two FAA AW139 Type Rating scholarships. “At Coptersafety, we recognize the importance to increase diversity in the vertical aviation industry. As part of our commitment to fostering inclusivity, we are proud to announce the Whirly-Girls scholarship,” as shared by Coptersafety’s... Read more

Signature partners with Beta Technologies to lnstall electric chargers at one NE USA airport

Signature partners with Beta Technologies to lnstall electric chargers at one NE USA airport

11-Mar-2024Source: Signature Aviation

Signature Aviation, the world’s largest private aviation terminal operator, and BETA Technologies, Inc., an electric aerospace company, have partnered to install BETA-designed electric charging infrastructure at several on-airport locations across the east coast. The partners have already installed and commissioned their first multimodal, interoperable charging station at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, with two more signed agreements... Read more

Lilium Supports NYC EDC’s efforts to accommodate eVTOL operations

Lilium Supports NYC EDC’s efforts to accommodate eVTOL operations

11-Mar-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 support for the New York City Economic Development Corporation’s (NYCEDC) efforts to accommodate eVTOL operations by choosing an agnostic heliport operator who will serve a wide range of aircraft and... Read more

SkyDrive Begins Production of eVTOL with Suzuki

SkyDrive Begins Production of eVTOL with Suzuki

11-Mar-2024Source: SkyDrive

SkyDrive Inc., a leading Japanese eVTOL (*1) aircraft manufacturer, announced the start of production of its highly anticipated “SKYDRIVE (SD-05)” (*2) aircraft at Suzuki Motor Corporation’s (“Suzuki”) manufacturing plant in Iwata-city, Shizuoka, Japan. This marks a significant milestone in SkyDrive’s mission to revolutionize urban air mobility. The first riveting ceremony took place on March 6,... Read more

VFS announces 2024 Awards winners

VFS announces 2024 Awards winners

11-Mar-2024Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society announced the 2024 group recipients of its prestigious awards program. Since its establishment in 1944, VFS Awards have paid tribute to the outstanding leaders in the vertical flight community and serve as a catalyst for stimulating technological advances. This year’s winners will be recognized at the Grand Awards Breakfast Banquet on... Read more

FAA grants Joby $500K to attract maintenance technicians

FAA grants Joby $500K to attract maintenance technicians

8-Mar-2024Source: FAA

Thirty-two schools will receive $13.5 million in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to help attract and train students for careers as pilots and aviation maintenance technicians. $9 million will go to 20 schools as part of the FAA’s Aviation Maintenance Technical Workers Workforce Development program. These grants will help build back the pipeline of... Read more

Magpas Air Ambulance addresses CPR inequalities this International Women’s Day

Magpas Air Ambulance addresses CPR inequalities this International Women’s Day

8-Mar-2024Source: Magpas

Bystander CPR can double a person’s chances of survival if they suffer a cardiac arrest. However, in recent years studies have revealed a worrying picture: In the event of an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, women are less likely to receive bystander CPR compared to men. This discrepancy has been attributed to people not recognising the signs... Read more

Offshore Helicopter Services CEO takes new job

Offshore Helicopter Services CEO takes new job

8-Mar-2024Source: HIAL

Editor note : The following announcement was made this week by Highlands & Islands Airports Ltd, the company responsible for the management and operation of 11 regional airports in Scotland serving some of the nation’s remotest communities: at Barra, Benbecula, Campbeltown, Dundee, Inverness, Islay, Kirkwall, Stornoway, Sumburgh, Tiree and Wick John O’Groats. No announcement (eg... Read more

PHI MRO Services receives EASA certification

PHI MRO Services receives EASA certification

8-Mar-2024Source: PHI MRO Services

PHI MRO Services, a leader in maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has received European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification to provide services as a Part 145 Maintenance Organization. EASA is responsible for aviation safety throughout the European Union (EU). EASA certification authorizes PHI MRO Services to provide maintenance services on helicopters that are registered... Read more

Yorkshire Air Ambulance appoints new Medical Director

Yorkshire Air Ambulance appoints new Medical Director

8-Mar-2024Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Dr Reid, a highly regarded Consultant in Emergency Medicine joins YAA taking up a brand-new role, with emphasis on clinical care delivery, evaluation and clinical governance.  His responsibilities will umbrella patient safety and clinical quality provided by YAA clinical crew alongside leading the strategy for medical innovation and development. Mike Harrop, YAA Chairman commented on... Read more

Metro Aviation Delivers Foresight MX HUMS to Texas DPS

Metro Aviation Delivers Foresight MX HUMS to Texas DPS

8-Mar-2024Source: Metro Aviation

Metro Aviation recently delivered an Airbus Helicopters H125 to the Texas Department of Public Safety equipped with GPMS International’s Foresight MX.  With Foresight MX’s all-in-one solution, Texas DPS now benefits from predictive Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS), Engine Monitoring, Flight Data Monitoring (FDM), and integrated Rotor Track and Balance. “Texas DPS has long been... Read more

Triumph wins MD500 gearbox contract extension

Triumph wins MD500 gearbox contract extension

8-Mar-2024Source: Triumph Group

Triumph Group, Inc., (TRIUMPH) [NYSE:TGI] announced that its Geared Solutions business in Macomb, Michigan has been awarded a long term agreement from MD Helicopters to manufacturer and assemble main rotor gearbox transmissions for the MD500 platforms. TRIUMPH has supported MD Helicopters for over two decades, producing over 400 gearboxes for this program. With this contract extension, TRIUMPH will continue to... Read more

Wisk and ReD define AAM accessibility recommendations

Wisk and ReD define AAM accessibility recommendations

8-Mar-2024Source: Wisk Aero

Wisk Aero, a leading Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company, and ReD Associates, a humanities and social science-based strategy consultancy, have released a whitepaper that explores the AAM industry’s potential for providing safe, fast, and affordable mobility solutions for people with disabilities. Despite mobility’s rapid evolution, many forms of transit still face challenges in providing consistent,... Read more

Summit Aviation appoints Director of Operations

Summit Aviation appoints Director of Operations

8-Mar-2024Source: Summit Aviation

Summit Aviation Inc. is proud to introduce Robert Flansburg as the newly appointed director of operations. Bringing over three decades of extensive experience in aerospace maintenance, repair, completions and operations, Mr. Flansburg’s distinguished career includes pivotal senior roles at leading aerospace organizations such as Boeing Vertical Lift, Sikorsky Helicopters and DeCrane Aerospace among others. He... Read more

AdventHealth West Florida Division launches AirStar 1

AdventHealth West Florida Division launches AirStar 1

8-Mar-2024Source: AdventHealth West Florida Division

The AdventHealth West Florida Division has officially launched AdventHealth AirStar 1, a medical helicopter set to redefine the landscape of patient transfers within the Tampa Bay region. AdventHealth AirStar 1 is a significant investment and commitment by AdventHealth to enhance the efficiency and safety of hospital-to-hospital transfers, minimizing delays in critical care transport. This state-of-the-art twin-engine... Read more

HeliFlite Announces New Additions to the Fleet for 2024

HeliFlite Announces New Additions to the Fleet for 2024

8-Mar-2024Source: HeliFlite

The HeliFlite team is excited to announce, in line with our commitment to meeting increasing demand and delivering unparalleled service, that we are expanding our fleet in early 2024. During the first quarter of 2024, we are introducing two Sikorsky S76C++ into our Northeast fleet. We’ve also recently added a new Leonardo AW139, which will... Read more

VAI Members Select New Board Of Directors

VAI Members Select New Board Of Directors

8-Mar-2024Source: VAI

Two members were reelected to the Vertical Aviation International (VAI) Board of Directors on Tuesday, Feb. 27, during HAI HELI-EXPO 2024 in Anaheim, California. The individuals were chosen by the designated member representatives of VAI’s helicopter operator members. The two returning directors, whose three-year terms begin Jul. 1, 2024, are: Brian Jorgenson, Timberline Helicopters, Sandpoint, Idaho,... Read more

CityAirbus NextGen makes its debut

CityAirbus NextGen makes its debut

7-Mar-2024Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus has presented its full electric CityAirbus NextGen prototype to the public, ahead of its maiden flight later this year. The two-tonne class CityAirbus, with a wing span of approximately 12 metres, is being developed to fly with a 80 km range and to reach a cruise speed of 120 km/h, making it perfectly suited... Read more

Leonardo secures order for 2 more AW139 from LifeFlight Australia

Leonardo secures order for 2 more AW139 from LifeFlight Australia

7-Mar-2024Source: Leonardo

Leonardo has announced a further growth in presence of the AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopter in Australia at Heli-Expo 2024, with orders for three more aircraft by LifeFlight Australia. These add to two additional aircraft for LifeFlight’s joint venture partner StarFlight, that had been ordered in late 2023. The helicopters will be used to carry out... Read more

Enstrom Debuts New Partnerships, Paint Schemes at Heli-Expo 2024

Enstrom Debuts New Partnerships, Paint Schemes at Heli-Expo 2024

7-Mar-2024Source: Enstrom

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation once again demonstrated its innovative vision for the future at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024, the world’s largest annual helicopter trade show. Between February 26-29, more than 15,000 helicopter pilots, professionals, and enthusiasts from 87 countries packed into Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, breaking attendance records. Enstrom representatives made the most of this... Read more

VFS Announces 2024 Individual Award Winners

VFS Announces 2024 Individual Award Winners

7-Mar-2024Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) announces the 2024 individual recipients of its prestigious awards program. Since its establishment in 1944, the VFS awards program has paid tribute to the outstanding leaders of vertical flight and served as a catalyst for stimulating technological advances. This year’s winners will be recognized at the Grand Awards Banquet on... Read more

MMEA selects AW189 for SAR

MMEA selects AW189 for SAR

7-Mar-2024Source: Leonardo

The Leonardo AW189 super medium helicopter’s success grows stronger in Malaysia and Asia. The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has selected the type for its long range search and rescue requirement. Four aircraft will be delivered under a contract signed with Galaxy Aerospace Malaysia Sdn Bhd between 2025 and 2026, adding to a fleet of... Read more

Ametek Ameron Receives CAAC Approval

Ametek Ameron Receives CAAC Approval

7-Mar-2024Source: Ametek Ameron

AMETEK Ameron, a leader in aviation safety equipment that includes repair and overhaul solutions for a wide range of aircraft applications, has received accreditation certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for its facility in Baldwin Park, California. For more than fifty years, Ameron has been a leading repair and overhaul facility for... Read more

Priority 1 Air Rescue celebrates 25th Anniversary with expansion activities

Priority 1 Air Rescue celebrates 25th Anniversary with expansion activities

7-Mar-2024Source: Priority 1 Air Rescue

Priority 1 Air Rescue (P1AR) is celebrating its 25th anniversary dedicated to providing rear-crew centric mission training and operations with the expansion of its Search and Rescue Tactical Training Academy (SART/TAC) located in Mesa, Arizona by building and implementing a second Hoist Procedural Tower (HPT) that is currently employed with two Advanced Aircrew Mission Simulators... Read more

Hillsboro Heli Academy granted examining authority by FAA

Hillsboro Heli Academy granted examining authority by FAA

7-Mar-2024Source: Hillsboro Aviation

Hillsboro Heli Academy proudly announces that it has been granted Examining Authority by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This designation further solidifies Hillsboro Heli Academy’s commitment to excellence and its dedication to producing highly skilled helicopter pilots. As an FAA-approved Part 141 flight school, Hillsboro Heli Academy has consistently upheld rigorous standards in training and... Read more

Joby acquires Ohio facility and starts hiring

Joby acquires Ohio facility and starts hiring

7-Mar-2024Source: Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a company developing electric air taxis for commercial passenger service, announced it has acquired an existing facility at Dayton International Airport and begun hiring in support of the Company’s initial manufacturing operations in Dayton, Ohio. The facility acquired by Joby will be fitted out to support initial manufacturing operations in Dayton,... Read more

Saudia Technic becomes first Airbus-approved service centre in Saudi Arabia

Saudia Technic becomes first Airbus-approved service centre in Saudi Arabia

6-Mar-2024Source: Saudia Technic

Saudia Technic is proud to announce its newly signed service center agreement with Airbus Helicopters, marking a significant milestone as the first Airbus-authorized helicopter service center in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This strategic partnership was officially unveiled at a signing ceremony held on the sidelines of the MRO Middle East 2024 in Dubai, emphasizing... Read more

Plans unveiled for first UK vertiport testbed

Plans unveiled for first UK vertiport testbed

6-Mar-2024Source: Skyports

Skyports Infrastructure (Skyports), the leader in vertiport infrastructure for the advanced air mobility (AAM) industry, has signed an agreement to develop the UK’s first vertiport testbed at Bicester Motion, Oxfordshire, the 444-acre estate dedicated to pioneering mobility technology, past, present and future. The new vertiport, which will include a compact 160 sq m passenger terminal,... Read more

Bristow reports Q4 and FY2023 Results

Bristow reports Q4 and FY2023 Results

6-Mar-2024

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) reported net loss attributable to the Company of $7.9 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, for its quarter ended December 31, 2023 (the “Current Quarter”) on operating revenues of $329.6 million compared to net income attributable to the Company of $4.3 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, for the quarter... Read more

eVTOL infrastructure company Volatus appoints Chairman

eVTOL infrastructure company Volatus appoints Chairman

6-Mar-2024Source: Volatus

Volatus Infrastructure & Energy Solutions has continued to grow its Board of Directors by appointing Jeremiah Behling “JB” as Board Chairman. JB brings a wealth of knowledge from the financial industry and will help direct and advise VI&E Solutions as the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) industry matures. “We are honored to have Jeremiah not only... Read more

THC signs 5 year maintenance deal with Saudia Technic

THC signs 5 year maintenance deal with Saudia Technic

6-Mar-2024Source: Saudia Technic

Saudia Technic is thrilled to announce a comprehensive five-year maintenance agreement with The Helicopter Company (THC), Saudi Arabia’s premier provider of commercial helicopter services and wholly owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF). This landmark agreement was signed at the Dubai MRO Middle East 2024 Conference and entrusts Saudia Technic with the responsibility of conducting... Read more

Thai budget proposal for more Ka32s rejected

Thai budget proposal for more Ka32s rejected

5-Mar-2024Source: HeliHub.com

Thai Interior Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has said he would appeal a funding request rejection for two Kamov Ka32 helicopters for the ministry’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM). Mr Anutin, who also serves as deputy prime minister, said the DDPM needs two more Ka32s and the first purchase should come from the 2024 fiscal... Read more

Qatar celebrates 2,500 flight hours on NH90 fleet

Qatar celebrates 2,500 flight hours on NH90 fleet

5-Mar-2024Source: Leonardo

On the occasion of the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) 2024, the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) and Leonardo celebrated the 2,500 flight hours of the NH90 helicopter fleet. This milestone has been made possible through strategic cooperation, which has been aided by Leonardo’s direct involvement in providing training and supporting maintenance... Read more

Helitak Firefighting Equipment to expand operations into US

Helitak Firefighting Equipment to expand operations into US

5-Mar-2024Source: Helitak

Helitak Firefighting Equipment, an Australian-based aerial firefighting tank manufacturer, announced on February 22, 2024, that the company was expanding its operations in the United States. The company has recently secured the lease of a 20,000-foot property at Camarillo Airport in California, where it will grow its operations in the United States. The new 20,000-foot facility... Read more

Oil company Equinor commits to 10 Bell 525s and 5 AW189s

Oil company Equinor commits to 10 Bell 525s and 5 AW189s

5-Mar-2024Source: Equinor

Equinor secures 15 new helicopters for passenger traffic on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) through contracts with helicopter manufacturers Bell and Leonardo. After an extensive process, Equinor has qualified new helicopter types for passenger transport on the NCS. Under these contracts, Equinor will receive ten new Bell 525 helicopters and five AW189 helicopters. “These helicopter... Read more

Columbia Helicopters secures LOI with Heliswiss for 234SP Chinook

Columbia Helicopters secures LOI with Heliswiss for 234SP Chinook

5-Mar-2024Source: Columbia Helicopters

Columbia Helicopters, a global leader in heavy-lift helicopter solutions, proudly announces the signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Heliswiss International, marking the first international customer of the Model 234SP (Special Purpose) Chinook. Mike Tremlett, President and CEO at Columbia Helicopters, expressed his excitement about this significant milestone, stating, “Securing Heliswiss International as our... Read more

QuikTrip Corp signs for second Bell 429

QuikTrip Corp signs for second Bell 429

5-Mar-2024Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced during HAI Heli Expo 2024 the signed purchase agreement to QuikTrip Corporation for their second Bell 429. QuikTrip Corporation, commonly known as QuikTrip (QT), operates a rapidly growing convenience store chain located in 18 U.S. states. QuikTrip Corporation plans to use the Bell 429s to seamlessly transport executives... Read more

Heli Austria picks TracPlus for tracking and data insights

Heli Austria picks TracPlus for tracking and data insights

4-Mar-2024Source: Heli Austria

Heli Austria, a leading operator in mission-critical helicopter services across Europe, has announced a strategic partnership with TracPlus, equipping their entire fleet of 37 aircraft with the advanced tracking, communications, and fleet management solutions. This collaboration marks a significant advancement in operational safety, efficiency, and responsiveness for Heli Austria’s wide array of services, including heavy... Read more

ITP Aero achieves “B” rating in CDP Climate Change

ITP Aero achieves “B” rating in CDP Climate Change

4-Mar-2024Source: ITP Aero

ITP Aero has achieved “B” rating in the “Climate Change” category of Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a global non-profit organisation whose annual environmental disclosure and rating process is widely recognised as the “gold standard” for corporate environmental transparency. ITP Aero ranks above the average of the “Powered machinery” sector in which CDP includes the company... Read more

Volocopter now holds Pilot Training Approval

Volocopter now holds Pilot Training Approval

4-Mar-2024Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), announced that it is now an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) from the German Federal aviation office (Luftfahrtbundesamt) through its subsidiary, Volocopter Air Services. This certification allows Volocopter to train pilots for its future products. The company is the first electric take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft developer to... Read more

Rolls-Royce announces two new authorized support providers

Rolls-Royce announces two new authorized support providers

4-Mar-2024Source: Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR., ADR: RYCEY) announces the addition of two companies to its FIRST Network™ of authorized service providers. The FIRST Network is a global listing of authorized facilities providing affordable, reliable support solutions for operators of Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300 engines. H.E.R.O.S. INC. (Helicopter Engine Repair Overhaul Services) H.E.R.O.S. INC. joins the FIRST Network... Read more

Rotortrade establishes new North American HQ

Rotortrade establishes new North American HQ

4-Mar-2024Source: Rotortrade

Rotortrade, a global leader in the pre-owned helicopter and support industry, is proud to announce the establishment of its new North American headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware. This strategic move marks a significant milestone in Rotortrade’s expansion efforts, positioning the company for accelerated growth and enhanced service delivery across the region. Rotortrade North America will serve... Read more

Volocopter, UrbanV and Aena collaborate on UAM pilot project in Spain

Volocopter, UrbanV and Aena collaborate on UAM pilot project in Spain

4-Mar-2024Source: UrbanV

Aena, the world’s leading airport management company by number of passengers, UrbanV, the Italian vertiport operator, and the German pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), Volocopter, have entered into a collaboration agreement to launch a pilot program to develop an UAM ecosystem. The program consists of a feasibility study for the deployment of UAM and... Read more

VI&E Solutions Names new member of Board of Directors

VI&E Solutions Names new member of Board of Directors

4-Mar-2024Source: Volatus

Volatus Infrastructure & Energy Solutions is pleased to appoint Hugh Weaver to their newly created Board of Directors. Hugh will use his wealth of experience and innovative thinking to help assist VI&E Solutions with their strategic growth plans. “Hugh knows how to build and grow aviation infrastructure through effective leadership. As we prepare for Advanced... Read more

AIA Urges Congress to Fund the Government, Act on Critical Legislation Ahead of Key Deadlines

AIA Urges Congress to Fund the Government, Act on Critical Legislation Ahead of Key Deadlines

4-Mar-2024Source: Aerospace Industries Association

Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning welcomed Congress back to Washington after a two-week recess and pressed them to pass critical legislation to provide much needed funding and clear demand signals to the American aerospace and defense industry. “As Congress returns to DC, AIA and our over 320 members urge Congress to... Read more

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