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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

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

French military awards Priority 1 Air Rescue hoist training contract

French military awards Priority 1 Air Rescue hoist training contract

16-Feb-2024Source: Priority 1 Air Rescue

Priority 1 Air Rescue (P1AR), a world leader in helicopter Search and Rescue (SAR) and Tactical mission operational training and support, is pleased to announce the award of a multi-year contract by French Ministry of Armed Forces Command to provide virtual SAR, Tactical, Aerial Use of Force/Gunnery , and NVIS simulation and training support services... Read more

Airbus and German Armed Forces sign contract for 82 H145Ms

Airbus and German Armed Forces sign contract for 82 H145Ms

19-Dec-2023Source: Airbus Helicopters

The German Bundeswehr and Airbus Helicopters have signed a contract for the purchase of up to 82 multi-role H145M helicopters (62 firm orders plus 20 options). This is the largest order ever placed for the H145M and consequently the largest for the HForce weapon management system. The contract also includes seven years of support and services, ensuring... Read more

Wingcopter wins German Startup of the Year Award 2023

Wingcopter wins German Startup of the Year Award 2023

13-Dec-2023Source: Wingcopter

The Germany-based delivery drone company Wingcopter, which focuses on improving medical supply chains and the logistics of urgently needed goods, has won the Gründerszene Award 2023, the most prestigious award for German startups. The winner was chosen from 15 pre-selected start-ups in a public voting process. “Being voted Startup of the Year by the Gründerszene... Read more

First flight for German Navy NH90 Sea Tiger

First flight for German Navy NH90 Sea Tiger

30-Nov-2023

The first NH90 Sea Tiger took off on-schedule for its maiden flight, at Airbus Helicopters’ site in Donauwörth, Germany. The German Bundeswehr ordered 31 NH90 Sea Tiger multi role frigate helicopters for the German Navy’s shipborne operations in 2020. Airbus Helicopters is now entering a qualification phase that will focus on flight testing the helicopter... Read more

Hensoldt integrates NH90s and Tigers into modern data link network for “Timber Express 2023”

Hensoldt integrates NH90s and Tigers into modern data link network for “Timber Express 2023”

14-Nov-2023Source: Hensoldt

As part of the German Armed Forces’ “Timber Express 2023” exercise, sensor solution provider HENSOLDT has connected several flying platforms via data link and networked them with modern information systems. Using the EUA OPTARION mission support system, situational information could be reliably communicated between the NH90 and TIGER helicopters and other platforms such as the... Read more

Airbus Helicopters opens new 3D printing center in Donauwörth

Airbus Helicopters opens new 3D printing center in Donauwörth

11-Oct-2023Source: TRUMPF

The aviation company Airbus Helicopters will in future use 3D printers from the high-tech company TRUMPF to produce components for its helicopters and for aircraft from the parent company Airbus. Airbus Helicopters is expanding its additive manufacturing capacity with a new 3D printing center in Donauwörth. TRUMPF supplies the machines for 3D printing of metal.... Read more

Wingcopter drones start delivery of everyday goods in Germany

Wingcopter drones start delivery of everyday goods in Germany

10-Oct-2023Source: Wingcopter

Wingcopter and the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (Frankfurt UAS) launched the “Drohnen-Lastenrad-Express-Belieferung“ (“Drone-Cargo Bike Express Delivery”) project. Under the name “LieferMichel”, the pilot project offers residents of remote districts in Michelstadt, Hesse, the opportunity to have groceries and consumer goods delivered to their homes quickly and emission-free by Wingcopter delivery drone and cargo bike.... Read more

Lilium starts assembling Electric Propulsion System

Lilium starts assembling Electric Propulsion System

27-Sep-2023Source: Lilium

Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, announced that it is starting assembly of the Lilium Jet’s revolutionary electric propulsion system at its dedicated propulsion facility located next to its headquarters in Wessling, Germany. The announcement marks another exciting milestone on the targeted path towards industrialization and... Read more

Airbus unveils PioneerLab as its new twin-engine flying laboratory

Airbus unveils PioneerLab as its new twin-engine flying laboratory

25-Sep-2023Source: Airbus Helicopters

During the German National Aviation Conference in Hamburg, Airbus Helicopters unveiled the PioneerLab, its new twin-engine technology demonstrator based on the H145 platform. It complements Airbus’ range of FlightLabs and focuses on testing technologies that reduce helicopter emissions, increase autonomy and integrate bio-based materials. “With PioneerLab, we continue our ambitious strategy to test and mature... Read more

Plettenberg to supply tail thruster propulsion unit for Dufour Aero2

Plettenberg to supply tail thruster propulsion unit for Dufour Aero2

18-Sep-2023Source: Dufour Aerospace

Dufour Aerospace is pleased to announce that the German electric propulsion system manufacturer Plettenberg has been selected as a supplier for the tail thruster propulsion unit of the uncrewed tilt-wing aircraft Aero2. Simon Bendrey, Head of Design of Dufour Aerospace, says: “Plettenberg offer a compact, high torque, electric motor which is perfect for the tail... Read more

Copenhagen AirTaxi and Copenhagen Helicopter sign agreement  with VÆRIDION

Copenhagen AirTaxi and Copenhagen Helicopter sign agreement  with VÆRIDION

8-Sep-2023Source: VÆRIDION

The Danish companies Copenhagen AirTaxi and Copenhagen Helicopter – both based at Roskilde Airport – along with German aircraft manufacturer VÆRIDION, have today signed a cooperation agreement aimed at accelerating the green transition of regional aviation in the Nordic region. By 2030 at the latest, the first 100% electric flights are expected to be introduced... Read more

Two German states make joint order for four Airbus H145s

Two German states make joint order for four Airbus H145s

30-Aug-2023

Lower Saxony and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (aka Niedersachsen und Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) are jointly purchasing four new Airbus H145 police helicopters – two for each federal state. The contract for the cross-border cooperation has now been awarded to the company Airbus. Joint procurement takes place via the Lower Saxony Logistics Center (LZN), which saves effort, time and money.... Read more

Air bp collaborates with ExecuJet at Berlin Brandenburg GA Terminal

Air bp collaborates with ExecuJet at Berlin Brandenburg GA Terminal

25-Aug-2023Source: Airbp

Air bp, the international aviation fuel products and services supplier, is now offering Jet-A1 fuel at Berlin Brandenburg Airport’s (BER) General Aviation (GA) terminal in a newly agreed agency collaboration with ExecuJet. Air will bp will refuel aircraft at the GA terminal supported by two Air bp tankers. ExecuJet, part of the Luxaviation Group, handles arriving... Read more

Lilium raises another $192M

Lilium raises another $192M

19-Jul-2023Source: Lilium

Lilium N.V. (Nasdaq: LILM) (“Lilium” or the “Company”), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing jet, announced that it has successfully arranged a capital raise for a total amount of $192 million. Participants in the upsized round included leading German technology investors Earlybird Venture Capital, BIT Capital, UVC Partners and Frank Thelen, multiple... Read more

EIB to provide €40 million quasi-equity investment to Wingcopter

EIB to provide €40 million quasi-equity investment to Wingcopter

15-May-2023Source: Wingcopter

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide a €40 million quasi-equity investment into Wingcopter GmbH, a European leader and pioneer in unmanned delivery drone technology and related services. Founded in 2017 in the German state of Hesse, Wingcopter’s electrically powered unmanned aircraft are already delivering goods as part of several small-scale commercial and humanitarian projects.... Read more

Lilium and Customcells ramp up silicon anode battery cell production

Lilium and Customcells ramp up silicon anode battery cell production

28-Mar-2023Source: Lilium

Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, and battery cell production partner, Customcells, are ramping up battery cell production of Lilium’s high silicon content cells with weekly deliveries from Customcells production line in Tübingen, Germany. The production line will deliver thousands of cells annually and is on track... Read more

Christoph Europa 5 flies new H145 in Niebüll

Christoph Europa 5 flies new H145 in Niebüll

24-Mar-2023Source: DRF Luftrettung

Spring is finally here and with it the new H145 with five-blade rotor in Niebüll. Since March 20, Christoph Europa 5 has been in use with the latest technology currently available in rescue services. The new helicopter was already flown to Niebüll at the weekend and then had to be scaffolded: “We have heard so... Read more

Germany to buy 82 Airbus H145M helicopters

Germany to buy 82 Airbus H145M helicopters

21-Mar-2023Source: HeliHub.com

Business Insider are reporting that Germany is on the point of ordering 82 H145M helicopters from Airbus, 24 of them armed with anti-tank missiles.  This follows the rejection of further upgrades to their Tiger gunship fleet. The Germany military currently have a fleet of 51 Tigers, but only a fraction of those are operational at... Read more

Wingcopter and ZAL GmbH start development on hydrogen power for delivery drones

Wingcopter and ZAL GmbH start development on hydrogen power for delivery drones

17-Mar-2023Source: Wingcopter

Wingcopter, the German developer and operator of delivery drones, and Hamburg-based ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research GmbH have announced a development partnership. Together, they intend to explore the potential of green hydrogen to power Wingcopter’s drones, which are already purely electric, and develop a sustainable, hydrogen-based propulsion system. The propulsion system will later be produced by Wingcopter... Read more

German Bundespolizei signs HCare Classics contract for H120s

German Bundespolizei signs HCare Classics contract for H120s

10-Mar-2023Source: Airbus Helicopters

The German Federal Police (Bundespolizei) has signed a long-term HCare Classics support contract for 10 H120 helicopters. The fleet of H120 helicopters are used for training pilots at the Bundespolizei aviation school in St. Augustin. The support contract will secure the availability of H120 parts, as well as obsolescence management and technical support. “Our pilot... Read more

Limosa selects AUTOFLUG as seat supplier

Limosa selects AUTOFLUG as seat supplier

8-Mar-2023Source: Limosa

Limosa, the Canadian eVTOL design and manufacturing company, has concluded a framework agreement on the supply of crash-safety seating systems with AUTOFLUG from Germany. A significant reason for the decision is the low weight and slimline design of the FLYWEIGHT® seat family developed by AUTOFLUG that they will be using. In addition, Limosa has chosen... Read more

Christoph 37 upgrades to new H135

Christoph 37 upgrades to new H135

6-Mar-2023Source: DRF Luftrettung

Since March 1st, a helicopter of the type H135 has been used as the new Christoph 37 in Nordhausen. Thanks to the glass cockpit, four-axis autopilot and anti-collision system, the machine ensures greater safety, which benefits patients and crews. The H135 replaces the previous EC135 machine. With the change, the non-profit organization is continuing to modernize its fleet.... Read more

Volocopter Receives French-German Business Award

Volocopter Receives French-German Business Award

6-Feb-2023Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility, has won the 2023 Franco-German Business Award (Le Prix Franco-Allemand de L´Economie). The winner of the accolade was selected by a distinguished jury and presented by Marie Guillemot, Chairwoman and CEO of KPMG France. The awards ceremony was held on 2 February 2023 in Paris on the occasion... Read more

VoloDrone Completes Deconfliction Flights in Germany

VoloDrone Completes Deconfliction Flights in Germany

2-Dec-2022Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM) has completed a two-week test flight campaign for its multirotor heavy-lift cargo carrier, the VoloDrone. The campaign was run at the DLR National Experimental Test Centre for Unmanned Aircraft, Magdeburg-Cochstedt Airport, Germany. Today marks the final day of a series of testing programs that included a public... Read more

European Rotors 2022 Concludes Successful Second Edition,  Looks Forward to 2023 Madrid Show

European Rotors 2022 Concludes Successful Second Edition, Looks Forward to 2023 Madrid Show

11-Nov-2022Source: European Rotors 2022

The second EUROPEAN ROTORS has ended in Cologne, Germany, following four lively days of business deals, networking, training, and reconnecting with colleagues. The European Helicopter Association (EHA) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) produced the VTOL show and safety conference with service and support from Helicopter Association International (HAI). Four thousand exhibitors and attendees... Read more

Leonardo appoints HeliService as Service Centre

Leonardo appoints HeliService as Service Centre

10-Nov-2022Source: Leonardo

Leonardo is delivering on its strategy to strengthen the level of support and maintenance services offered to its customer base in Germany and Europe through the appointment of HeliService international GmbH (HeliService) as an Excellent Service Centre. The ‘Excellent’ ranking is assigned to selected Service Centres focused on maintaining third party fleets with the largest... Read more

DRF Luftrettung orders 2 Airbus H145s and Connected Services package

DRF Luftrettung orders 2 Airbus H145s and Connected Services package

9-Nov-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

At the European Rotors trade show, German Helicopter Emergency Medical Services  operator DRF Luftrettung has ordered two additional H145 helicopters and signed a contract covering the whole fleet with a tailored HDataPower pack from Airbus Helicopters’ Connected Services suite of data services. The two H145s are in addition to the current fleet of 15 H145s and three H135s... Read more

Heli NRW joins LHA

Heli NRW joins LHA

8-Nov-2022Source: Leading Helicopter Academies

German company, Heli NRW, is the newest member of Leading Helicopter Academies (LHA). Based at Mönchengladbach Airport, near Cologne and Dusseldorf, they provide excellent training for the PPL, CPL and FI licences, as well as many of the necessary ratings. They have also recently acquired an EASA-certified helicopter simulator from VRM Switzerland. CEO of Heli... Read more

HTM and ADAC Luftrettung extend Munich Clinic contract

HTM and ADAC Luftrettung extend Munich Clinic contract

31-Oct-2022Source: HTM

  As part of the “Flying Intervention Team” project, HTM has again been commissioned by the Munich Clinic gGmbH to carry out helicopter flights under HEMS status together with the ADAC air rescue service. The intervention team of the telemedical stroke network TEMPiS at the Munich Clinic – Harlaching is to be flown to partner... Read more

Baden-Württemberg celebrates 5 years of night flights

Baden-Württemberg celebrates 5 years of night flights

31-Oct-2022Source: DRF Luftrettung

  It is still the only 24-hour helicopter in Baden-Württemberg: Christoph 11, stationed at the Villingen-Schwenningen station. Since October 1, 2017, it has also been possible to alert it at night, and now the air rescuers have drawn their first conclusions: In 2017, the machine was alerted to 90 missions in the dark, and today the... Read more

Germany – Nordausen EMS base celebrates 30 years

Germany – Nordausen EMS base celebrates 30 years

14-Oct-2022Source: DRF Luftrettung

  [electronic translation] Reason to celebrate at the Nordhausen station: the station on the edge of the Harz Mountains was founded exactly 30 years ago . The DRF Luftrettung has been on board since 2006, when it took over flight operations from the Federal Police. Christoph 37 is now alerted around 1,500 times a year . About 98 percent of the... Read more

Wingcopter tests on-demand transport in rural Germany

Wingcopter tests on-demand transport in rural Germany

10-Oct-2022Source: Wingcopter

In a joint project, the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (Frankfurt UAS) and the delivery drone manufacturer and operator Wingcopter are testing the potential of on-demand transport of consumer goods to improve local supply in rural communities. For the project called “Drohnen-Lastenrad-Express-Belieferung” (“Drone Cargo Bike Express Delivery”), which is funded with almost 500,000 euros by... Read more

EUROPEAN ROTORS 2022 extends Early Bird pricing to Friday, 7 October

EUROPEAN ROTORS 2022 extends Early Bird pricing to Friday, 7 October

5-Oct-2022Source: EUROPEAN ROTORS

EUROPEAN ROTORS 2022, in Cologne from 8 to 10 November 2022, is set to be a significantly larger conference and exhibition than its first run in 2021. As part of this expansion, the organisers are keen to give visitors the very best opportunities for everyone in the industry to attend and thus are extending Early... Read more

Wingcopter test delivery drones in German rural areas

Wingcopter test delivery drones in German rural areas

30-Sep-2022Source: Wingcopter

  In a joint project, the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (Frankfurt UAS) and the delivery drone manufacturer and operator Wingcopter are testing the potential of on-demand transport of consumer goods to improve local supply in rural communities. For the project called “DroLEx – Drohnen-Lastenrad-Express-Belieferung“ (“Drone Cargo Bike Express Delivery”), which is funded with almost... Read more

Where now for helicopter support of offshore wind farms in Europe?

Where now for helicopter support of offshore wind farms in Europe?

2-Sep-2022Source: HeliHub.com

The use of helicopters to support offshore wind farms in Europe is in a state of flux. In years past, Babcock flew EC135s from both Lowestoft on the east coast of the UK and from Sandscale Heliport on the west cost – but both locations are now quiet.  The Sandscale operation in Cumbria was terminated... Read more

Ticket sales open for European Rotors 2022

Ticket sales open for European Rotors 2022

2-Sep-2022Source: European Rotors

  The VTOL Show and Safety Conference – is looking ahead to its second iteration, which will be held from 8 to 10 November 2022 in Cologne, Germany. As the EUROPEAN ROTORS conference and exhibition is now less than three months away, ticket sales are now live, and the show’s digital platform re-launched. Early booking... Read more

HTM Group to maintain EC155 for German Federal Police

HTM Group to maintain EC155 for German Federal Police

10-Aug-2022Source: HTM Group

  The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) has awarded a contract to the HTM Group for the maintenance and repair of the EC155 operational fleet of the German Federal Police. Intercopter GmbH will carry out the majority of the services at the Taufkirchen site near Munich. In addition, the HTM Group’s development company, Advanced... Read more

HeliService wins offshore wind contract with TenneT

HeliService wins offshore wind contract with TenneT

8-Aug-2022Source: offshoreWIND.biz

  HeliService International has won the tender TenneT organised to procure helicopter services for its offshore converter platforms, as well as the offshore substations of wind farm operators, in Germany. According to the call for tenders issued in March, the contract will be in effect from 1 January 2023 until 31 March 2025, and includes... Read more

Rhineland-Palatinate order H145s for police force

Rhineland-Palatinate order H145s for police force

22-Jul-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

  The Ministry of Interior of Rhineland-Palatinate has ordered two five-bladed Airbus H145s for its police force, following a European tender launched earlier this year. The helicopters will replace the state’s current H135 fleet and will be operated by the police helicopters squadron in Winningen. The first delivery is planned for Q1 2024. “We’d like... Read more

Urban-Air Port and Skyroads to collaborate on UATM for AAM

Urban-Air Port and Skyroads to collaborate on UATM for AAM

22-Jul-2022Source: Urban-Air Port

  Urban-Air Port (UAP), the British start-up leading the charge in the design and manufacture of vertiports for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) have announced the latest addition to their world-class partner ecosystem: Skyroads, a Germany based technology company who are developing automated airspace management and guidance systems. With UAP building the essential infrastructure and OEMs... Read more

DRF reports on first half of 2022

DRF reports on first half of 2022

19-Jul-2022Source: DRF Luftrettung

  DRF Luftrettung is reflecting on a busy six months for missions. The crews of the 29 HEMS bases nationwide and two ambulance aircraft received a total of 19,791 alerts from January to June 2022, which represents an increase of 8 per cent compared to the same period in the previous year. The non-profit air... Read more

German operator wins French wind farm contract

German operator wins French wind farm contract

18-Jul-2022Source: HTM

At the end of a long tendering process, HTM was able to obtain a very special contract: The new built wind farm Saint-Nazaire (also known as “Banc de Guérande”) on the French coast of Brittany will be supplied by the German offshore service provider in the future. A milestone not only for the companies involved,... Read more

NHV Group Celebrates 25 Years of Operation

NHV Group Celebrates 25 Years of Operation

5-Jul-2022Source: NHV

  NHV Group commemorated the achievement of 25 years of operation at a companywide event on Friday 1st July. On this day, 9 NHV bases across Europe and West Africa held an event for employees and their families to commemorate this milestone. The event included entertainment for kids, dinner, and awards as well as a... Read more

Wingcopter scores $42M in latest funding round

Wingcopter scores $42M in latest funding round

27-Jun-2022Source: Wingcopter

Wingcopter, the German delivery drone manufacturer and service provider, announced that it has raised $42 million from renowned financial and strategic investors. The new funding is part of a Series A extension round, tripling the company’s total equity raise to more than $60 million to date. Leading German retailer REWE Group as well as German... Read more

Airbus and Munich Airport International expand their partnership

Airbus and Munich Airport International expand their partnership

24-Jun-2022Source: Airbus

  Airbus and Munich Airport International have signed a Memorandum of Understanding at ILA Berlin Air Show to start marketing turnkey solutions to cities and regions interested in developing advanced air mobility (AAM) ecosystems globally. Airbus is developing CityAirbus NextGen, its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, along with key support and services offerings... Read more

15-Jun-22 D-HOBY Hughes 500D Ellenz-Poltersdorf, Germany

15-Jun-22 D-HOBY Hughes 500D Ellenz-Poltersdorf, Germany

15-Jun-2022

During agricultural spraying operations, had accident and ended up on its starboard side In der Nähe von #Ellenz-Poltersdorf (Kreis #Cochem-Zell) ist soeben ein Spritzhubschrauber abgestürzt. Mehr auf https://t.co/EUCs1blXGp Video: Jens Weber pic.twitter.com/G1oNl2Ch4p — Rhein-Zeitung (@RheinZeitung) June 15, 2022... Read more

Germany picks CH-47F Chinook

Germany picks CH-47F Chinook

1-Jun-2022Source: Boeing

The German Government today announced that Boeing’s CH-47F Chinook has been selected for its heavy-lift helicopter requirements (STH) for the German Bundeswehr. “Boeing is honored the German government has selected the CH-47F Chinook for its STH heavy-lift helicopter requirements. With the Chinook, Germany will operate the most affordable, proven and NATO interoperable heavy-lift helicopter. We... Read more

NHV Group achieves 70,000 flying hours with the H175

NHV Group achieves 70,000 flying hours with the H175

31-May-2022Source: NHV

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

FAA Approves Airworthiness Criteria for Wingcopter

FAA Approves Airworthiness Criteria for Wingcopter

12-May-2022Source: Wingcopter

  German drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter is delighted to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued the Special Class Airworthiness Criteria for the Wingcopter 198 US unmanned aircraft. This approval marks a critical milestone in the certification process of Wingcopter’s flagship eVTOL delivery drone in the U.S. With the Airworthiness Criteria, the FAA... Read more

Airbus leads Air Mobility Initiative in Munich

Airbus leads Air Mobility Initiative in Munich

9-May-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

  To contribute to the development of advanced air mobility, leading companies, universities, and research institutions as well as municipalities are joining forces under the leadership of Airbus to form the Air Mobility Initiative (AMI). The members of the Air Mobility Initiative include Airbus, City of Ingolstadt, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Flugsicherung, Diehl Aerospace, Droniq, Munich... Read more

Germany to buy 60 CH-47F Chinooks

Germany to buy 60 CH-47F Chinooks

28-Apr-2022Source: Financial Post

Germany will buy 60 CH-47F Chinook heavy transport helicopters from Boeing worth around 5 billion euros ($5.40 billion)as it upgrades its military armor, Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported on Sunday, citing government sources. See Full Story.... Read more

Germany orders second NH90 full-mission simulator from CAE

Germany orders second NH90 full-mission simulator from CAE

27-Apr-2022Source: CAE

CAE announced the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) has ordered a second full-mission simulator (FMS) to support German NH90 Sea Lion naval helicopter training, expanding an existing contract. As part of its continued partnership with the German Navy, CAE will deliver a second set of training systems in 2024 to Nordholz Naval Air Station,... Read more

First annual Lilium Supplier Day

First annual Lilium Supplier Day

14-Apr-2022Source: Lilium

Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, held its first ever annual Supplier Day yesterday and welcomed 168 guests from 74 current and prospective suppliers to its headquarters in Munich. Lilium’s ecosystem of leading aerospace and technology suppliers – including Honeywell, Toray, Aciturri and CUSTOMCELLS –... Read more

First ever helicopter windfarm contract in US won by German operator

First ever helicopter windfarm contract in US won by German operator

4-Apr-2022Source: Ørsted

Ørsted and Eversource announced that HeliService International Inc. has been awarded the contract for helicopter crew change operations for the two companies’ joint venture wind projects in the Northeast United States. The contract is the first helicopter contract to support the United States offshore wind industry and will create jobs and economic development in both... Read more

Wingcopter and German Airways agree to cooperate on offshore drone deliveries

Wingcopter and German Airways agree to cooperate on offshore drone deliveries

31-Mar-2022Source: Wingcopter

German logistics and aviation holding Zeitfracht Group and its subsidiary German Airways will be among the first companies worldwide to commercially deploy drones in logistics. In a joint letter of intent with the German manufacturer Wingcopter, the companies have agreed to purchase 17 Wingcopter 198 delivery drones and acquire options to order an additional 115... Read more

Wingcopter adds Itochu as a strategic partner in Japan

Wingcopter adds Itochu as a strategic partner in Japan

30-Mar-2022Source: Wingcopter

German drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter has announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement with ITOCHU Corporation. ITOCHU joins Wingcopter’s Authorized Partnership Program (WAPP) and will act as a dedicated distributor and lessor for the Wingcopter 198, Wingcopter’s new eVTOL delivery drone, in Japan. On top, the Japanese conglomerate also decided to make a strategic... Read more

Boeing and Airbus sign strategic H-47 Chinook partnership

Boeing and Airbus sign strategic H-47 Chinook partnership

28-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Airbus Helicopters today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to partner on the H-47 Chinook in support of Germany’s Schwerer Transporthubschrauber (STH) heavy-lift helicopter requirements. “We are pleased that Airbus Helicopters has joined our team of strategic partners on the H-47 Chinook program for Germany, and together we will provide the... Read more

DRF Luftrettung mourns the loss of Dr. hc Siegfried Steiger

DRF Luftrettung mourns the loss of Dr. hc Siegfried Steiger

25-Mar-2022Source: DRF Luftrettung

The DRF Luftrettung mourns the loss of Dr. hc Siegfried Steiger, pioneer of modern rescue services, air rescue in Germany and longtime President of today’s DRF Luftrettung, who died yesterday at the age of 92.  with dr hc Siegfried Steiger is leaving us a person who, throughout his life, pushed and shaped the development and expansion of... Read more

Airbus Wins PETA Germany Aviation Award

Airbus Wins PETA Germany Aviation Award

14-Mar-2022Source: PETA UK

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

GHS wins UN World Food Program contract in Nigeria

GHS wins UN World Food Program contract in Nigeria

14-Mar-2022Source: GHS

Global Helicopter Service GmbH (GHS) a leading German helicopter service provider is proud to be the recipient of the contract to supply helicopter passenger and cargo transportation Services to the UN WFP in Maiduguri Nigeria. This contract award is significant being a medium lift service utilising the renowned Airbus H225, which is a first for... Read more

NetJets And FlightSafety to support Lilium on sales and training

NetJets And FlightSafety to support Lilium on sales and training

13-Mar-2022Source: Lilium

NetJets Inc., the largest private aviation company in the world, and FlightSafety International, the leader in professional aviation training have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium”), makers of an all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet, for a proposed strategic partnership. The arrangement would provide NetJets with the right... Read more

Thales to equip German NH90s with sonar

Thales to equip German NH90s with sonar

2-Mar-2022Source: Thales

For the first time, the German Navy will rely on Thales to equip its NH90 Multi Role Frigate Helicopter (MRFH) with FLASH SONICS. The FLASH system (Folding Light Acoustic System for Helicopters) is currently the leading dipping sonar on the international market and has become the benchmark system for the world’s major navies. In a... Read more

Christoph 115 inaugurates a new roof helipad in Erlangen

Christoph 115 inaugurates a new roof helipad in Erlangen

9-Feb-2022Source: DRF Luftrettung

The helicopter landing platform on the future operational center of the University Hospital Erlangen was officially opened yesterday. A few minutes after the landing lights were switched on, Christoph 115 was the first helicopter to land on the seventh floor of the high-rise roof. On board: Pilot Maik Rosenbaum, HEMS TC Michael Junghans and emergency doctor Dr. Albert Schiele. The platform... Read more

Wingcopter teams up with UAV LATAM for drone delivery operations in Peru

Wingcopter teams up with UAV LATAM for drone delivery operations in Peru

2-Feb-2022Source: Wingcopter

German drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter is partnering with UAV LATAM, a Latin American holding with more than 10 years of experience in the unmanned aerial vehicle space (UAV) and a presence in 7 countries. Through this alliance, Wingcopter will work with UAV del Peru, a subsidiary of UAV LATAM, deploying the Wingcopter 198, Wingcopter’s new... Read more

Wingcopter lands $16M contract with Spright for medical deliveries

Wingcopter lands $16M contract with Spright for medical deliveries

25-Jan-2022Source: Wingcopter

German drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter and Spright, a subsidiary of leading American air medical service providerAir Methods, announced a new commercial agreement worth more than US$ 16 million. As part of the deal Spright is acquiring a large fleet of Wingcopter’s new flagship delivery drone, the Wingcopter 198, to meet the increasing demand for medical... Read more

Japan-based Drone Fund invests in Wingcopter

Japan-based Drone Fund invests in Wingcopter

21-Dec-2021Source: Wingcopter

German drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter continues to fly high, announcing that it has received an investment from DRONE FUND. DRONE FUND is a Japan-based venture capital company specializing in drone and air mobility related startups. The investment is made out of DRONE FUND’s JPY 10 billion/USD 90 million strong third fund, called DRONE FUND III... Read more

ESG supplies advanced laser safety glasses to German military

ESG supplies advanced laser safety glasses to German military

6-Dec-2021Source: ESG Elektroniksystemund Logistik-GmbH

On behalf of the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH has developed advanced laser safety glasses for military pilots and aircrews and has now received an order for series production. In view of the increasing threat to flight safety worldwide in recent years due to the... Read more

Rohde & Schwarz demonstrates robust data link communication for rotary wing

Rohde & Schwarz demonstrates robust data link communication for rotary wing

3-Dec-2021Source: Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz, together with ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH and representatives of the German armed forces (Bundeswehr)successfully carried out stationary tests on the premises of the Bundeswehr Technical Center for Aircraft and Aeronautical Equipment (WTD 61) in Manching. The influence of rotors on radio waves was tested on two types of helicopters, operational with the... Read more

DRF Luftrettung puts additional helicopter into service

DRF Luftrettung puts additional helicopter into service

30-Nov-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

At the request of the Free State of Bavaria, DRF Luftrettung puts an additional intensive care transport helicopter into service for public rescue. Due to the pandemic, the Bavarian State Ministry of the Interior, Sport and Integration, sees it as necessary to station a second intensive-care transport helicopter temporarily at Nuremberg Airport. An H145 helicopter... Read more

US and International Crew Members Utilize Flight Simulators in Germany

US and International Crew Members Utilize Flight Simulators in Germany

26-Nov-2021Source: US Army

Repetition is important if you want to be good at a certain task. For some, that may require traveling to another country to receive specialized training. Such is the case at the flight simulator facilities located at Storck Barracks in Illesheim, Germany, where rated (pilots) and non-rated (mechanics, etc.) crew members throughout Europe can come... Read more

Airbus and VRM Switzerland cooperate on H125 virtual reality simulation

Airbus and VRM Switzerland cooperate on H125 virtual reality simulation

26-Nov-2021Source: VRM Switzerland

At the 2021 European Rotors rotorcraft trade show in Cologne, Germany, Airbus Helicopters and VRM Switzerland announced that they have been cooperating during the development phase of the simulator  manufacturer’s H125 full-motion virtual reality simulator, which offers a very realistic rendering and representative pilot experience that will help enhance operational safety. The support was done... Read more

European Rotors 2021 deemed a success

European Rotors 2021 deemed a success

25-Nov-2021Source: European Rotors

The premiere of the new trade fair for rotorcraft, EUROPEAN ROTORS, exceeded the expectations of the organisers: The show floor was completely booked with over 150 exhibitors, the number of visitors had reached the maximum allowed by the authorities and the extensive conference programme was very well received. At EUROPEAN ROTORS there were several world... Read more

Volocopter and Kakao Mobility Partner on UAM Study in South Korea

Volocopter and Kakao Mobility Partner on UAM Study in South Korea

23-Nov-2021Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, German urban air mobility (UAM) pioneer, and Kakao Mobility (KM), South Korea’s largest mobility platform company, have inked a memorandum of understanding to conduct a feasibility study on introducing UAM in South Korea. The study will identify a list of potential commercial routes, operational capabilities, and business models necessary for a UAM service operator... Read more

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