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UK orders six Airbus H145s

UK orders six Airbus H145s

19-Apr-2024Source: Airbus

The UK Ministry of Defence has ordered a further six Airbus H145 helicopters as the next step in renewing its rotary fleet and cutting the number of different types in service. The new aircraft will be deployed to Cyprus primarily for emergency response duties and to Brunei to support UK military training in jungle warfare and... Read more

Savback Helicopters debuts at AERO Friedrichshafen

Savback Helicopters debuts at AERO Friedrichshafen

19-Apr-2024Source: Savback Helicopters

The Sweden-based brokerage is also taking the opportunity to court customer interest for a brand-new Airbus Helicopters’ H160 medium utility helicopter and a light utility H125, both in its inventory. Savback’s participation at the Show coincides with Sweden’s Civil Aviation Authority awarding certification for Konner’s K1-S19 turbine helicopter – in the ultra-light regulations category (under... Read more

Edge Flight Academy Selects FreeFlight Systems’ 5G-Tolerant RA-4500 MKII Radar Altimeter

Edge Flight Academy Selects FreeFlight Systems’ 5G-Tolerant RA-4500 MKII Radar Altimeter

19-Apr-2024Source: FreeFlight Systems

FreeFlight Systems announces that Leading Edge Flight Academy has purchased its RA-4500 MKII to prevent 5G interference, which has been affecting its pilot training sessions and operations. The RA-4500 MKII is a radar altimeter from FreeFlight’s TERRAIN Series, which effectively mitigates 5G spectrum interference, which has been proven to cause inaccurate altitude readings in legacy... Read more

Kawasaki Receives Order for Shizuoka City, Japan

Kawasaki Receives Order for Shizuoka City, Japan

19-Apr-2024Source: Kawasaki

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced the receipt of an order by Shizuoka City for a H145//BK117 D-3 helicopter (hereafter, “D-3”), the newest model in the BK117 series. This will be delivered in March 2026, and used as a firefighting and disaster relief helicopter . This order is the fourth D-3 to be used for firefighting... Read more

Entrol to open its own maintenance center in the Americas in 2024

Entrol to open its own maintenance center in the Americas in 2024

19-Apr-2024Source: Entrol

Entrol, the manufacturer of EASA and FAA certified FNPT, FTD and AATD flight simulators, will open its own maintenance center in the Americas in September 2024. The company has made a strong commitment to this continent, where it plans to install about four flight simulators between this year and the next one. The company is... Read more

Japan’s AirX signs LoI for up to 50 eVTOLs

Japan’s AirX signs LoI for up to 50 eVTOLs

19-Apr-2024Source: Eve Air Mobility

Eve Air Mobility (“Eve”) (NYSE: EVEX; EVEXW) has signed a letter of intent with AirX Inc., Japan’s largest public helicopter air charter service, for up to 10 firm and up to 40 optional electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The order will support the continued development and scaling of innovative transportation operations in Japan.... Read more

Continental launches turbo-diesel engine for helicopters

Continental launches turbo-diesel engine for helicopters

19-Apr-2024Source: Continental Aerospace Technologies

Continental®, a subsidiary of Continental Aerospace Technologies™ Holding Limited (HKEX: 232.HK), is proud to announce its newest Jet-A piston engine variant, the CD-170R. Built upon decades of innovation, Continental® is proud to expand its CD-100 series to include the new CD-170R model specifically for rotorcraft applications. Continental® has submitted the engine certification package to the European Union... Read more

Lilium Begins Integration of Garmin Standby Flight Instruments for the Lilium Jet

Lilium Begins Integration of Garmin Standby Flight Instruments for the Lilium Jet

19-Apr-2024Source: Lilium

Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, announced that it has received the first set of standby flight instruments from Garmin®, a leading provider of avionics solutions. The deliveries, which follow the multi-year supplier contract signed by Lilium and Garmin in 2023, will be integrated into the... Read more

VFS Announces Forum 80 program

VFS Announces Forum 80 program

19-Apr-2024Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) is holding its 80th Annual Forum & Technology Display (Forum 80) on May 7–9, 2024, at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal, Québec, Canada, focused on the theme, “The Future of Vertical Flight.” This is the world’s largest and longest running technical event dedicated to advancing vertical flight, including helicopters,... Read more

MD Helicopters at Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit

MD Helicopters at Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit

19-Apr-2024Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters’ (MDH) (AAAA Booth #1310) new configurable and modular Advanced Integrated Avionics and Weapons System for its scalable military multi-mission TH/AH530 product line is the centerpiece of its exhibit at the Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit (Quad-A) April 24 to 26. MDH will showcase an AH530 Block II precision weapons helicopter equipped with its new Advanced Integrated... Read more

BLR Aerospace Appoints New President

BLR Aerospace Appoints New President

19-Apr-2024Source: BLR Aerospace

BLR Aerospace proudly announces the appointment of Clay Bringhurst as its new President. Bringhurst brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role, having served as President of Nobles Worldwide alongside his new responsibilities at BLR. With a career spanning numerous leadership positions, Bringhurst’s previous roles include Vice President of Sales and Strategic... Read more

VAI testifies before NYC Council on efforts to ban most vertical aircraft

VAI testifies before NYC Council on efforts to ban most vertical aircraft

19-Apr-2024Source: VAI

The New York City Council’s effort to ban “nonessential helicopter operations at city heliports” met with stiff opposition from Vertical Aviation International (VAI) at a hearing on Apr. 16. VAI Northeastern US Regional Representative Josh Rousseau testified before the council Tuesday, along with local stakeholders who spoke about the region’s existing helicopter operations and the... Read more

US celebrates 80 years of the 1st Helicopter Squadron

US celebrates 80 years of the 1st Helicopter Squadron

19-Apr-2024Source: US Air Force

U.S. Air Force Capts. Andrew Barth, left, and Dena McFadden, right, both members of the 1st Helicopter Squadron, inscribe messages on the squadron’s 80th anniversary heritage display at Joint Base Andrews, Md., April 11, 2024. Prior to becoming the 1st Helicopter Squadron, the 1st Fighter Squadron operated in the China-Burma-India Theater.... Read more

Archer Aviation opens office in Washington DC

Archer Aviation opens office in Washington DC

19-Apr-2024Source: Archer

Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR), a leader in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, announced today key strategic hires to bolster its government relations efforts and a Washington D.C. office opening. Former FAA Administrator and current Archer executive, Billy Nolen, is now Archer’s Chief Regulatory Affairs Officer leading Archer’s government affairs efforts and Melissa... Read more

Russian Helicopters continues to supply Mi-8MTV1 helicopters in civil market

Russian Helicopters continues to supply Mi-8MTV1 helicopters in civil market

19-Apr-2024Source: STLC

[electronic translation] State Transport Leasing Company JSC (STLC) signed financial lease agreements with the airlines Yeltsovka Airlines JSC and KrasAvia JSC for the supply of 3 domestic Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters. Aircraft of this modification are manufactured at the Kazan Helicopter Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding company of the Rostec State Corporation. The contracts were signed... Read more

Enstrom at SUN ‘n FUN in Florida

Enstrom at SUN ‘n FUN in Florida

19-Apr-2024Source: Enstrom

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation made the trip to Lakeland, Florida for a dynamic appearance at this year’s SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo. The annual aircraft showcase attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors, earning it the designation of “spring break for pilots.” SUN ‘n FUN features more than 500 exhibitors, a series of hands-on workshops, and dozens... Read more

US Army auctions off historic Sikorsky R-5

US Army auctions off historic Sikorsky R-5

18-Apr-2024Source: HeliHub.com

The US Army has recently listed a historic Sikorsky R-5 on the GSA Auctions website. GSA (in full, General Services Administration) is an independent agency of the United States government established in 1949 to help manage and support the basic functioning of federal agencies. The specific helicopter carries a 1951 fiscal year serial of 51-24352,... Read more

Riverside Police Dept auction off two MD500Es

Riverside Police Dept auction off two MD500Es

18-Apr-2024Source: HeliHub.com

The City of Riverside in California has recently listed two MD500Es on the GovDeals auction site. The pair have been replaced by Airbus H125 helicopters, which were delivered in summer 2023. One 500E of the pair being auctioned is a 2008 model with 8,996 airframe hours and 18,693 engine hours, while the second is an... Read more

Lilium Starts Production of Battery Packs for the Lilium Jet

Lilium Starts Production of Battery Packs for the Lilium Jet

18-Apr-2024Source: Lilium

Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, announced that it has started production of the advanced, aviation grade battery packs that will power the Lilium Jet on its first piloted flight, targeted for end of 2024. This latest milestone represents a landmark in the development of the... Read more

New helipad launches at Salisbury District Hospital

New helipad launches at Salisbury District Hospital

18-Apr-2024Source: HELP Appeal

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust officially opened its new upgraded hospital landing site for air ambulances today. The helipad was funded by a £321,000 donation from the HELP Appeal, the only charity in the country dedicated to funding hospital helipads. Senior executives from the Trust, Wiltshire Air Ambulance, the HELP Appeal and other stakeholders attended the... Read more

Air Ambulance submits planning application to relocate airbase

Air Ambulance submits planning application to relocate airbase

17-Apr-2024Source: Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance has taken a step forward in its pursuit to relocate its airbase and charity operations to new headquarters at a proposal site at George Curl Way in Eastleigh. The charity has submitted a planning application to make changes to the site, including a helipad, parking spaces including electric... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded additional $13M contract for 105 mission computer retrofit kits

Lockheed Martin awarded additional $13M contract for 105 mission computer retrofit kits

17-Apr-2024Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Owego, New York, is awarded a $13,175,866 modification (P00035) to a firm-fixed-price order (N0001920F0350) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This modification exercises an option to provide 105 mission computer retrofit kits (101 for the Navy, three for the government of Australia and one for the government... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded additional $46M for non-recurring engineering for MH-60

Lockheed Martin awarded additional $46M for non-recurring engineering for MH-60

17-Apr-2024Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Owego, New York, is awarded a $46,037,391 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001924F2604) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001923G0002). This order provides non-recurring engineering for the development, integration, testing, and deployment of the MH-60 aircraft product line system configuration 26 fleet release for all MH-60 air platform variants, to... Read more

Recoil Aerospace achieves STC for T1000-E Aerial Fire Suppression System

Recoil Aerospace achieves STC for T1000-E Aerial Fire Suppression System

17-Apr-2024Source: Recoil Aerospace

Recoil Aerospace is proud to announce the successful certification of its T1000-E Aerial Fire Suppression System (AFSS) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for installation on Airbus Super Puma series helicopters. This achievement marks a significant milestone in aerial firefighting technology, positioning Recoil as a leader in innovative solutions for combating wildfires. “We are confident that the T1000-E will... Read more

Blackcomb Helicopters unveils Powerline Training Facility

Blackcomb Helicopters unveils Powerline Training Facility

17-Apr-2024Source: Blackcomb Helicopters

Blackcomb Helicopters proudly announces their Powerline Training Facility, a significant addition to its Advanced Training Center. The new facility marks a considerable investment in safety and skill development. The purpose-built training facility, in Pemberton, British Columbia, stands as a testament to Blackcomb Helicopters’ commitment to excellence in utility operations, offering a controlled and safe environment... Read more

Air bp launches myairbp new customer portal at AERO Friedrichshafen

Air bp launches myairbp new customer portal at AERO Friedrichshafen

16-Apr-2024Source: Air BP

Air bp, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, is pleased to return to AERO Friedrichshafen, 17-20 April, Stand A5-305as it launches its new customer portal for general aviation customers, myairbp. The portal will consolidate services, enabling Sterling card customers to easily check prices, order fuel, manage their Sterling cards and view their invoices and accounts all in... Read more

Safran renews MH-65 engine contract with US Coast Guard

Safran renews MH-65 engine contract with US Coast Guard

16-Apr-2024Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has renewed its contract with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) to support the Arriel engines powering its MH-65 helicopters. This new 5-year contract will provide in-service support and MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) for more than 240 Arriel 2C2-CG engines, under a Support-By-the-Hour (SBH®) contract. Cédric Goubet, Safran Helicopter Engines CEO, said: “Our... Read more

Italy appoints new head of Army Aviation Command

Italy appoints new head of Army Aviation Command

16-Apr-2024Source: Italian Army (Esercito Italiano)

The turnover ceremony at the Army Aviation Command (AVES) between Division General Andrea Di Stasio and Division General Salvatore Annigliato took place in the “Chelotti” barracks. The event was chaired by Army Corps General Salvatore Cuoci, Deputy Commander of the Army Land Operational Forces Command and Commander of the Operational Area. Civil, religious, military and... Read more

KAI to supply eVTOL pylons to Eve

KAI to supply eVTOL pylons to Eve

16-Apr-2024Source: Eve Air Mobility

Eve Air Mobility (“Eve”) (NYSE: EVEX; EVEXW) has named Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd. (KAI), as supplier for its electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft’s pylons. Pylons are a key component of the airframe that provide support for the aircraft’s electric power units and eight lift propellers. “KAI has an excellent reputation for quality, technology and... Read more

Bristow Ireland Appoints Irish SAR Director

Bristow Ireland Appoints Irish SAR Director

16-Apr-2024Source: Bristow

Bristow Ireland Limited, a subsidiary of Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the leading global provider of innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions, announced the appointment of Philip Bartlett as Director, Irish Search and Rescue (SAR), effective immediately. With over 33 years’ experience in Irish and U.K. aviation, Bartlett brings a thorough understanding of the Irish... Read more

Clínica Las Condes chooses Ecocopter as its Aerial Rescue Operator

Clínica Las Condes chooses Ecocopter as its Aerial Rescue Operator

15-Apr-2024Source: Ecocopter

In this new cycle CLC will have a complete solution based on an Airbus EC-135 helicopter, in addition to a highly trained and experienced crew, constant preventive maintenance service, availability of the helicopter every day of the year and at any time (based at the heliport of Clínica Las Condes) and a contract adapted to... Read more

eVTOL infrastructure start-up Skyportz plans operating division

eVTOL infrastructure start-up Skyportz plans operating division

15-Apr-2024Source: Skyportz

Electric air taxi infrastructure start-up, Skyportz, has announced the establishment of Wilbur Air – as a wholly owned subsidiary to operate electric and hybrid aircraft from its future network of vertiports. Wilbur Air will have priority access to the Skyportz vertiport locations to be developed around the country. A range of aircraft partners will facilitate... Read more

US Military Helicopters Rely on Green Hills Software for Engine Control

US Military Helicopters Rely on Green Hills Software for Engine Control

15-Apr-2024Source: Green Hills Software

Green Hills Software announced that the INTEGRITY®-178 real-time operating system (RTOS) is deployed in the engine control units (ECUs) from Triumph Group, Inc. (TRIUMPH) for a wide variety of U.S. military helicopters, including the AH-64D Apache, CH-47D/F & MH-47D/F/G Chinook, UH-60L/M/V Black Hawk, HH-60 Pave Hawk, MH-60 Jayhawk, and SH-60 Sea Hawk. As flight-critical systems, those ECUs... Read more

New process helps improve results for H-53 fitting at FRCE

New process helps improve results for H-53 fitting at FRCE

15-Apr-2024Source: FRCE

A process developed and refined at Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) is producing positive results in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the CH-53E Super Stallion and MH-53E Sea Dragon heavy-lift helicopters serviced at the depot. A team of engineers and artisans from the H-53 Aircraft Components Shop worked together to improve the manner in... Read more

US Air Force and Army team up to load helicopters at Shaw

US Air Force and Army team up to load helicopters at Shaw

15-Apr-2024Source: US Air Force

U.S. Army and Air Force units came together to perform a historic first at Shaw Air Force Base on March 21 – 22. Two U.S. Army AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopters assigned to the 1-151st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, South Carolina Army National Guard, landed at Shaw AFB on the first day, and on the second day... Read more

Japan Coast Guard adds three H225s

Japan Coast Guard adds three H225s

12-Apr-2024Source: Airbus Helicopters

Japan Coast Guard (JCG) has placed an additional order for three H225 helicopters, taking its total H225 fleet up to 18. The largest Super Puma operator in Japan received three H225s in December 2023 and one in February 2024 for its growing fleet. The new helicopters will support territorial coastal activities, maritime law enforcement, as... Read more

Amprius Selected to Power AIBOT’s aiEVTOL Ecosystem

Amprius Selected to Power AIBOT’s aiEVTOL Ecosystem

12-Apr-2024Source: Amprius

Amprius Technologies, Inc. (“Amprius” or the “Company”) (NYSE: AMPX), a leader in next-generation lithium-ion batteries with its Silicon Anode Platform, today announced it has been selected by AIBOT, a trailblazer in the development of crewed and uncrewed Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft solutions for advanced air mobility, to be its trusted battery partner. Amprius SiCoreTM batteries... Read more

CEO of The Air Ambulance Service embarks on 197km trek

CEO of The Air Ambulance Service embarks on 197km trek

12-Apr-2024Source: The Air Ambulance Service

The CEO of The Air Ambulance Service (TAAS), Peta Wilkinson, is gearing up for an extraordinary challenge in honour of her late friend – whilst also raising vital funds for the lifesaving air ambulance charity. The Air Ambulance Service operates the local air ambulance services for Warwickshire & Northamptonshire and Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland, as... Read more

Bell Mexico Delivers 800th Commercial Aircraft Cabin

Bell Mexico Delivers 800th Commercial Aircraft Cabin

12-Apr-2024Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced at FIDAE 2024 that Bell Mexico successfully delivered the 800th commercial aircraft cabin to Bell Canada Assembly Center for aircraft assembly. This news comes nearly a year after Bell Mexico celebrated its 15-year operational anniversary. “The 800th cabin milestone is a testament to not only Bell’s commitment to our... Read more

Bristow Ireland passes new landmark towards SAR contract

Bristow Ireland passes new landmark towards SAR contract

12-Apr-2024Source: Bristow

Bristow Ireland teams have passed another major milestone towards delivering next generation Search and Rescue aviation services in the country. Following a robust application process and a series of detailed assessments Bristow Ireland is now recognised at Paramedic level as a Clinical Practice Guideline Service provider by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council. This means medical... Read more

AFWERX to discuss efforts to safely field AAM systems at Xponential 2024

AFWERX to discuss efforts to safely field AAM systems at Xponential 2024

12-Apr-2024Source: Air Force Material Command

AFWERX will spotlight efforts to safely integrate Advanced Air Mobility into the national airspace system during the Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International XPONENTIAL 2024 convention April 22-25, 2024, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. AFWERX, the Department of the Air Force’s innovation arm, has worked with other federal agencies to address... Read more

First MH-139A Grey Wolf helicopter arrives at Maxwell AFB

First MH-139A Grey Wolf helicopter arrives at Maxwell AFB

12-Apr-2024Source: Maxwell AFB

The 908th Airlift Wing has assigned aircraft for the first time in more than 23 months, or 726 days to be exact, as the first of the wing’s MH-139A Grey Wolf helicopters arrived at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, April 3, 2024. “I’m really excited!” exclaimed 908th Airlift Wing Commander, Col. Christopher Lacouture. “This day marks the start of... Read more

NASA Noise Prediction Tool Supports Users in Air Taxi Industry

NASA Noise Prediction Tool Supports Users in Air Taxi Industry

12-Apr-2024Source: NASA

Several air taxi companies are using a NASA-developed computer software tool to predict aircraft noise and aerodynamic performance. This tool allows manufacturers working in fields related to NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility mission to see early in the aircraft development process how design elements like propellers or wings would perform. This saves the industry time and money when... Read more

European Commission gives go-ahead for VTOL operations and air taxis

European Commission gives go-ahead for VTOL operations and air taxis

12-Apr-2024Source: EASA

The European Commission has adopted a package of secondary legislation on drones and vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capable aircraft, which puts the final rules in place for the launch of Innovative Air Mobility (IAM), including air taxi services. The package is based on regulatory proposals from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), published... Read more

ITP Aero unveils AI-based digital engine management platform

ITP Aero unveils AI-based digital engine management platform

12-Apr-2024Source: ITP Aero

ITP Aero unveils DigitAl AeroTM, its state-of-the-art AI-based digital engine management platform This innovative technology is the next stage of ITP Aero’s successful Engine Diagnosis and Health Monitoring (EDHM) tool. It offers significantly more processing power than EDHM and is specifically designed for airline engines, providing comprehensive flight data diagnostics. At the MRO Americas trade... Read more

North Flight Aero Med adds S76C++ to Its fleet

North Flight Aero Med adds S76C++ to Its fleet

12-Apr-2024Source: Corewell Health

North Flight Aero Med, a joint operation between Corewell HealthTM (formerly Spectrum Health) and Munson Healthcare, has added a Sikorsky S-76 C++ helicopter to its fleet. The aircraft will be available to the media on Tuesday, April 9, from 12:45 to 2:45 p.m. at the North Flight Aero Med Hangar at 1840 Stultz Drive, Traverse City,... Read more

Fort Worth Police commit $3.95M for second Bell 505

Fort Worth Police commit $3.95M for second Bell 505

11-Apr-2024Source: Fort Worth Texas

City Council on Tuesday evening authorized the Police Department to purchase a new helicopter to replace an aging aircraft that requires frequent maintenance. What it will cost: Purchase price for the Bell 505 helicopter is $2,062,242. A contract with CNC Technologies to upfit the helicopter with police mission equipment is $1,896,049, for a total purchase... Read more

Lockheed Martin to develop airborne defense system for potential MH-60R use

Lockheed Martin to develop airborne defense system for potential MH-60R use

11-Apr-2024Source: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will work with Intel Corporation (Nasdaq: INTC), and Altera, an Intel Company, to support the Stimulating Transition for Advanced Microelectronics Packaging (STAMP) program for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD R&E). Lockheed Martin will develop a low size, weight, and power (SWaP), Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) aligned... Read more

Vigilant Aerospace appoints DronePort Network for Airspace Management

Vigilant Aerospace appoints DronePort Network for Airspace Management

11-Apr-2024Source: DronePort Network

Vigilant Aerospace, a leading developer of detect-and-avoid and airspace management software for uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS or drones), has been announced as a strategic partner by DronePort Network to provide Airspace Management (ASM), Detect-and-Avoid (DAA), and Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) for future drone port projects throughout the United States. Vigilant Aerospace’s FlightHorizon solution provides the... Read more

US Navy assigns CMV-22B on US east coast for first time

US Navy assigns CMV-22B on US east coast for first time

11-Apr-2024Source: US Navy

The first East Coast-assigned Navy tiltrotor vertical/short takeoff and landing (V/STOL) CMV-22B Osprey aircraft, assigned to Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) 40, arrived to Naval Station Norfolk on April 5. “Naval Aviation is ecstatic to welcome the first CMV-22B Osprey to Norfolk,” said Rear Adm. Doug Verissimo, commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic (CNAL). “This first... Read more

LifeFlight and RACQ close chapter on 30-year partnership

LifeFlight and RACQ close chapter on 30-year partnership

11-Apr-2024Source: LifeFlight Australia

LifeFlight Australia CEO, Ashley van de Velde OAM, has thanked RACQ for its dedication to the network over the past 30 years. The RACQ naming rights sponsorship of LifeFlight Rescue will come to an end on 30 June after the State Government last year announced additional 10-year funding of $586.1 million to LifeFlight’s rescue service.... Read more

ITP Aero win Colombian Air Force Black Hawk engine MRO contract

ITP Aero win Colombian Air Force Black Hawk engine MRO contract

11-Apr-2024Source: ITP Aero

ITP Aero has signed a contract with the Colombian Ministry of Defence for the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of the T700 engines that power its Armed Forces’ fleet of Black Hawk helicopters. The contract will run until June 2026 and the MRO services for the engines will be carried out at ITP Aero’s facilities... Read more

Campbeltown helipad celebrates 3rd anniversary with 330 landings

Campbeltown helipad celebrates 3rd anniversary with 330 landings

11-Apr-2024Source: HELP Appeal

Thanks to a £270,000 donation from the HELP Appeal, the only helipad charity in the country – which has this year already funded new funded emergency helipads on the Isle of Gigha and Mull – the construction of the Campbeltown Hospital helipad on the Kintyre peninsula in the west of Scotland, became complete and operational... Read more

The Honduran Ministry of Defense acquires two additional H145s

The Honduran Ministry of Defense acquires two additional H145s

11-Apr-2024Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Ministry of Defense of Honduras has acquired two additional Airbus H145 helicopters, which will be operated by the Honduran Air Force to perform passenger and cargo transport, search and rescue, firefighting, medical evacuation, and other essential missions in the region. This new purchase follows an initial order signed in April 2023 for two H145s that will... Read more

CHC brings new court challenge to Bristow SAR contract in Ireland

CHC brings new court challenge to Bristow SAR contract in Ireland

11-Apr-2024Source: The Irish Times

A company which last year failed to stop the lifting of a suspension on the award of an €800 million contract for the Irish Coast Guard air search and rescue service has brought a new High Court challenge. CHC Ireland, the current provider of the service, says a decision of the Minister for Transport to... Read more

EHang Announces Appoints of Co-COO

EHang Announces Appoints of Co-COO

10-Apr-2024Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (“EHang” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: EH), the world’s leading urban air mobility (“UAM”) technology platform company, today announced that the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) has appointed Mr. Zhao Wang as the Co-Chief Operating Officer (“Co-COO”) of the Company, effective on April 9, 2024. The Company’s management team will... Read more

StandardAero wins Annual Top Shop Awards (again)

StandardAero wins Annual Top Shop Awards (again)

10-Apr-2024Source: StandardAero

StandardAero, a leading provider of aviation services including engine and component maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), has been voted “Best Engine Overhaul” in the annual The145.com Top Shop Awards.  This marks the thirteenth consecutive year that StandardAero has been recognized with a Top Shop Award, and the second year in a row that StandardAero has... Read more

Terra Drone Indonesia collaborates with with SMART Tbk

Terra Drone Indonesia collaborates with with SMART Tbk

10-Apr-2024Source: Terra Drone

Terra Drone Indonesia, a subsidiary of Terra Drone Corporation, proudly announces its agreement on a business contract in collaboration with SMART Tbk, a group company of Sinar Mas, one of the largest conglomerates in Indonesia and a leader in sustainable palm oil production. This strategic collaboration aims to modernize fertilizer management as part of Terra... Read more

Metro Aviation named as finalist for 2024 Inspiring Workplaces

Metro Aviation named as finalist for 2024 Inspiring Workplaces

10-Apr-2024Source: Metro Aviation

The Inspiring Workplaces Group is delighted to announce the 2024 Inspiring Workplaces Finalists across North America. This announcement brings these exceptional finalists one step closer to becoming the 2024 Inspiring Workplaces across North America. This year, Inspiring Workplaces, has become truly global by separating EMEA into three dedicated regions: Europe, Middle East & Africa, and UK... Read more

Concordia University hosts first symposium on AAM

Concordia University hosts first symposium on AAM

10-Apr-2024Source: Concordia University

Advanced air mobility (AAM) is a groundbreaking form of air transportation. It uses remotely piloted, autonomous or vertical take-off and landing aircraft to transport people and goods in remote and often emergencies. And it holds the potential to reshape society’s movement and connectivity within and beyond cities. In light of its importance, the Concordia Institute of... Read more

AutoFlight delivers first electric air taxi to Japanese customer

AutoFlight delivers first electric air taxi to Japanese customer

10-Apr-2024Source: AutoFlight

AutoFlight has achieved a significant milestone by officially delivering its first Prosperity aircraft to a customer in Japan, marking the world’s inaugural delivery of a civilian ton-class eVTOL aircraft. The five-seater Prosperity aircraft was handed over to the customer, a pioneering Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) operator in Japan. The operator, to be identified in due course, is currently developing... Read more

Higher gross weight for VAT Hummingbird

Higher gross weight for VAT Hummingbird

10-Apr-2024Source: Vertical Aviation Technologies

Vertical Aviation Technologies of Sanford, Florida is announcing a gross weight increase for the Hummingbird 300L helicopter to 2850 lbs.  The new gross weight provides 1000 lbs. of useful load with full interior.  “With the cold air inducted IO-540 Lycoming engine, the Hummingbird 300L has outstanding performance at the new gross weight” says Brad Clark,... Read more

EASA appoints new Executive Director

EASA appoints new Executive Director

10-Apr-2024Source: EASA

Florian Guillermet will take up his role as Executive Director of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency from April 1, 2024 following his selection by the EASA Management Board on December 13, 2023. Guillermet moves to EASA directly from France’s DSNA, where he had served as Director Air Navigation Services since June 2021. He headed... Read more

EHang Secures Production Certificate from CAAC

EHang Secures Production Certificate from CAAC

9-Apr-2024Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (“EHang” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: EH), the world’s leading Urban Air Mobility (“UAM”) technology platform company, announced that EHang has successfully obtained the Production Certificate (“PC”) for its EH216-S passenger-carrying pilotless electric vertical takeoff and landing (“eVTOL”) aircraft issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (“CAAC”), which is the world’s first... Read more

Air Idaho rescue 2 and 5 now carry whole blood

Air Idaho rescue 2 and 5 now carry whole blood

9-Apr-2024Source: Air Idaho Rescue

The Air Idaho Rescue rotor wing and fixed wing bases in Idaho Falls are proud to announce they now carry and can administer whole blood onboard every air medical transport. Their bases in Driggs and Salmon already carry whole blood, so now the entire Air Idaho Rescue fleet can utilize this improved resource. Having whole... Read more

County of St. Paul continues partnership with STARS

County of St. Paul continues partnership with STARS

9-Apr-2024Source: Lakeland TODAY

County of St. Paul will continue its partnership with STARS Air Ambulance, increasing its annual contribution to a fixed rate of $14,000 for 2024 and 2025. The County previously had a $2 per capita agreement with STARS, which equalled an annual contribution of about $13,000. Over 90 per cent of Alberta municipalities are partnered with... Read more

UAVOS Deploys UVH 170 UAS for Wildfire Support

UAVOS Deploys UVH 170 UAS for Wildfire Support

9-Apr-2024Source: UAVOS

UAVOS has successfully completed its first field deployment supporting wildfire suppression agencies with its UVH 170 unmanned helicopter. In this mission, UAVOS’ drone pilots were deployed during the day and also at night to gather timely data for situational awareness, ensuring high-quality data collection. Providing geospatial data in real-time has been a goal in fire... Read more

Greece progresses procurement of 35 Black Hawks

Greece progresses procurement of 35 Black Hawks

9-Apr-2024Source: Lockheed Martin

The Government of Greece signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA)  making official its intent to procure 35 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters built by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), via U.S. government Foreign Military Sale. “The latest generation UH-60M Black Hawk will support the Hellenic Ministry of Defense’s ongoing modernization and will... Read more

1st Marine Aircraft Wing returns MV-22s to flight status

1st Marine Aircraft Wing returns MV-22s to flight status

8-Apr-2024Source: US Marines

The 1st Marine Aircraft Wing returned its MV-22s to flight status on March 14, as the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) deemed the aircraft safe to fly based on a meticulous and data-driven approach that prioritized flight worthiness and safety. “The Marine Corps has confidence in the Osprey, and we are laser-focused on the safety... Read more

Zambia Air Force indroduces new Enstrom helicopters

Zambia Air Force indroduces new Enstrom helicopters

5-Apr-2024Source: Enstrom

Enstrom continues to grow its global footprint. On March 25, Zambia Air Force (ZAF) welcomed two newly delivered Enstrom 480B turbine helicopters into its fleet. Enstrom representatives joined ZAF personnel for an induction ceremony in Lusaka, featuring speeches, food, photos, and traditional entertainment. “The induction ceremony was amazing!” said Enstrom Senior Tech Representative Bayard duPont.... Read more

AirLift Texas brings additional EMS helicopter for Solar Eclipse

AirLift Texas brings additional EMS helicopter for Solar Eclipse

5-Apr-2024Source: Air Methods

While Waco is expected to be an ideal place to view the coming eclipse, the AirLift Texas crew knows that 100,000 visitors in the city could cause problems in case of a medical emergency. When jammed streets make it difficult for ground ambulances to reach people injured in car accidents or suffering from heart attacks... Read more

Robinson Announces New ‘Instructor Pilot’ Standardization Course

Robinson Announces New ‘Instructor Pilot’ Standardization Course

5-Apr-2024Source: Robinson Helicopter Company

Robinson Helicopter Company (RHC), a world leader in the design and manufacturing of helicopters, announces its new Instructor Pilot (IP) Standardization Course. This comprehensive program elevates helicopter flight training by equipping instructors with the skills and knowledge to produce highly proficient pilots. Leveraging decades of safety expertise, the new IP course builds upon RHC’s well-established... Read more

Safran renews support contract for UK MOD Merlin engines

Safran renews support contract for UK MOD Merlin engines

4-Apr-2024Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a new contract with UK MOD’s Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) agency for the continued support of RTM322 engines used on the Royal Navy’s fleet of 55 Merlin helicopters.  This Single Source Qualifying Defence Contract will run for six years from 1 April 2024 with options to extend the support... Read more

Air Ambulance Kent Surrey & Sussex launches £1M appeal to buy their leased AW169

Air Ambulance Kent Surrey & Sussex launches £1M appeal to buy their leased AW169

4-Apr-2024Source: Air Ambulance Kent Surrey & Sussex

Air Ambulance Kent Surrey & Sussex we are launching an urgent £1 million fundraising appeal, ‘Buy it for Life’, to raise the final funds we need to secure the future of our lifesaving helicopter and enable us to reach more patients and save even more lives across Kent Surrey and Sussex. Until now we have... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $86M contract for support of foreign military H-60

Lockheed Martin awarded $86M contract for support of foreign military H-60

4-Apr-2024Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Owego, New York, is awarded a $86,872,607 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for sustainment engineering and logistics services in support of all H-60 Naval Hawk type/model/series for the Navy and the governments of Australia, Denmark, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Greece, India, and Spain. Work will be performed in Owego, New... Read more

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