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Kaman Delivers New K-MAX® to Black Tusk Helicopter Inc.

Kaman Delivers New K-MAX® to Black Tusk Helicopter Inc.

25-Apr-2024Source: Kaman

Kaman Corp. (NYSE:KAMN) (“Kaman” or the “Company”) announced it delivered a new medium-to-heavy lift K‑MAX® helicopter to Black Tusk Helicopter Inc. of Squamish, BC, Canada. Black Tusk performs various external lift projects of every scale, ranging from aerial timber harvesting, ski tower setting, firefighting, and hydroelectric projects. “Black Tusk is a highly respected operator, and we... Read more

VAI Ready to help members meet SMS mandate

VAI Ready to help members meet SMS mandate

25-Apr-2024Source: VAI

The FAA announced Monday, Apr. 22, that companies conducting air tours, air ambulance operations, charters, and commuter flights must implement a safety management system (SMS) program within 36 months of the effective date of the rule. This mandate, aimed at reducing accidents and enhancing safety, also applies to aircraft manufacturers, ensuring a comprehensive approach to... Read more

Chinook to be added to sombre Mustang 22 Memorial

Chinook to be added to sombre Mustang 22 Memorial

24-Apr-2024Source: US Army

A Nevada Army Guard CH-47D Chinook helicopter grounded permanently by the U.S. Army due to structural damage caused by bullet holes in its hull following 27 months of missions in Afghanistan is set to take to the sky once again above the Army Aviation Support Facility in Reno – this time as the static display... Read more

Air Ambulances UK appeals to politicians ahead of 2024 general election

Air Ambulances UK appeals to politicians ahead of 2024 general election

24-Apr-2024Source: Air Ambulances UK

Air Ambulances UK (AAUK), the national charity supporting the lifesaving work of the UK’s air ambulance charities, is calling upon all UK political parties, MPs, Government bodies and Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (PPCs) to pledge their support for critical policy initiatives ahead of the forthcoming General Election. With 21 independent air ambulance charities operating across the... Read more

US Army and Marine Corps forge joint efforts to enhance aviation tactics

US Army and Marine Corps forge joint efforts to enhance aviation tactics

24-Apr-2024Source: US Army

Aviators from the Alaska Army National Guard recently graduated from the Marine Corps Weapons and Tactics Instructor course, April 22, marking a significant moment in the evolution of Army-wide aviation readiness. Their participation marks the first time a conventional (not special forces) Army Black Hawk unit has participated in the highly competitive WTI course. A... Read more

GD Helicopter Finance appoints ex-Milestone exec as CEO

GD Helicopter Finance appoints ex-Milestone exec as CEO

24-Apr-2024Source: GD Helicopter Finance

GD Helicopter Finance (GDHF), a start-up helicopter leasing and finance company based in Dublin, Ireland, announced the appointment of Michael York as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). ​Michael’s career includes over three decades of leadership experience across aviation, military, business, consulting, finance, commercial roles and senior executive positions in multiple countries. Michael previously served as a... Read more

GAMA makes policy recommendations to EASA on electric aviation

GAMA makes policy recommendations to EASA on electric aviation

24-Apr-2024Source: GAMA

General Aviation Manufacturers Association announced, during its press conference at Aero Friedrichshafen, the publication of a white paper entitled “Recommendations for Accelerating the Development of the Electric Aviation Sector in Europe.” The paper proposes important recommendations for European regulators and policymakers to support the emerging sector of electric aviation. The paper builds upon GAMA’s efforts... Read more

ACS Group becomes investor of Skyports

ACS Group becomes investor of Skyports

24-Apr-2024Source: ACS Group

The ACS Group has reached an agreement to become investor of Skyports, a world leader in the ownership and operation of vertiports, sustainable infrastructures for air mobility and drone flights. The investment is made through Iridium and will contribute to the development of the British company’s different business areas. Skyports Infrastructure will boost its vertiports,... Read more

Kaman acquired by Arcline Investment Management

Kaman acquired by Arcline Investment Management

24-Apr-2024Source: Kaman

Kaman Corporation (“Kaman” or the “Company”) announced the completion of its acquisition by Arcline Investment Management, L.P. (“Arcline”) in an all-cash transaction with a total enterprise value of approximately $1.8 billion. The transaction was previously announced on January 19, 2024, and was approved by Kaman shareholders on April 17, 2024. With the completion of the... Read more

ADAC celebrates 30 years of Christoph Brandenburg in Senftenberg

ADAC celebrates 30 years of Christoph Brandenburg in Senftenberg

24-Apr-2024Source: ADAC Luftrettung

Departure into the fourth decade of life: The non-profit ADAC Luftrettung has been operating the state of Brandenburg’s intensive care transport helicopter (ITH) “Christoph Brandenburg” at its Senftenberg location since April 20, 1994. Together with the ADAC rescue helicopter “Christoph 33”, which has also been stationed there since 1991, it brings people quick help from... Read more

Air Ambulance Paramedic Breaks Guinness World Record at the London Marathon

Air Ambulance Paramedic Breaks Guinness World Record at the London Marathon

24-Apr-2024Source: North West Air Ambulance

An Air Ambulance Paramedic from the North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA) has broken a Guinness World Record while taking on the London Marathon. Caroline, from Clitheroe, took on the 26.2 miles along with thousands of others on Sunday the 21st of April, however, she had to tackle the marathon in her full flight suit.... Read more

Wales Air Ambulance gets green light for base changes

Wales Air Ambulance gets green light for base changes

23-Apr-2024

The Wales Air Ambulance Charity has welcomed an NHS Wales decision to move forward with improvements to the service it provides – a development that will save even more lives across the country. An independent review of the Charity’s NHS medical partners, the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service (EMRTS), identified that: On average, there... Read more

Robinson acquires uncrewed systems provider Ascent AeroSystems

Robinson acquires uncrewed systems provider Ascent AeroSystems

23-Apr-2024Source: Robinson

Robinson Helicopter Company (RHC), a global leader in civilian rotorcraft, has acquired Ascent AeroSystems, now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Robinson Helicopter Company. This acquisition reinforces Robinson’s dedication to scaling innovation, accelerating new rotorcraft developments, and supporting diverse missions worldwide. By leveraging the expertise and resources of both companies, Robinson reinforces its leadership in the... Read more

VFS Announces Winners of Student eVTOL Drone Competition

VFS Announces Winners of Student eVTOL Drone Competition

23-Apr-2024Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) announces the winners of its fourth annual Design-Build-Vertical Flight (DBVF) Competition. Texas A&M University took first place, University of Maryland took second and the Georgia Institute of Technology took third. VFS awarded a total of more than $5,000 in the competition. This year’s DBVF student competition was a great success.... Read more

ADAC Luftrettung’s Christoph 66 completes winch training course

ADAC Luftrettung’s Christoph 66 completes winch training course

23-Apr-2024Source: ADAC Luftrettung

Large-scale exercise for emergencies: The non-profit ADAC Luftrettung is training special operations with the rescue winch from Sunday, April 14th to Wednesday, April 17th. The four-day training takes place at Mainz Finthen airfield and on the Rhine at Bingen Hafen. The Flying Yellow Angels ask for your understanding regarding the additional flight movements. In addition... Read more

Bell Boeing awarded $11M contract for V-22 spares

Bell Boeing awarded $11M contract for V-22 spares

23-Apr-2024Source: US DoD

The Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, California, Maryland, has been awarded a maximum $11,395,042 modification (P00029) to a one-year base contract (SPRPA1-17-D-009U) with four one-year option periods for V-22 spare consumable and depot level repairable parts. This is a firm-fixed-price requirements contract. Locations of performance are Texas and Pennsylvania, with a May 10, 2024, performance... Read more

Helicentre Aviation to Offer Integrated CPL(H)/IR Courses

Helicentre Aviation to Offer Integrated CPL(H)/IR Courses

23-Apr-2024Source: Helicentre Aviation

Helicentre Aviation Academy has announced today at Pilot Careers Live, London, the upcoming provision of Integrated CPL(H)/IR training courses, due to launch in 2024 at its Midlands and London Oxford Airport bases.  The Academy is an industry leader in ab-initio integrated and modular professional helicopter pilot training, with a proven track record, and successful graduates... Read more

Smith Myers phone location system picked for European SAR contract

Smith Myers phone location system picked for European SAR contract

23-Apr-2024Source: Smith Myers

Smith Myers , the global leader in cellular communications solutions, proudly announces the selection by Nova Systems of its ARTEMIS Mobile Phone Location and Communications system for integration into its airborne mission system contract for a European Coast Guard. ARTEMIS will be installed across a fleet of AW189 helicopters, playing a crucial role in supporting... Read more

Singapore achieves Full Operational Capability with H225M and CH-47F

Singapore achieves Full Operational Capability with H225M and CH-47F

23-Apr-2024Source: Ministry of Defence Singapore

Minister for Defence, Dr Ng Eng Hen officiated a ceremony to mark the attainment of Full Operational Capability (FOC) status by the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)’s H225M and CH-47F helicopters at Sembawang Air Base this afternoon. Dr Ng received a brief on the enhanced capabilities of the new helicopters, flew on the H225M,... Read more

Congresswoman makes statement on Sikorsky layoffs

Congresswoman makes statement on Sikorsky layoffs

23-Apr-2024Source: Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) released a statement following an announcement that Sikorsky would lay off workers in Connecticut: “I am extremely disappointed that Sikorsky will be laying off workers in Connecticut. I believe that keeping good, high-skilled manufacturing jobs in Connecticut is essential, and it has been a top priority of mine throughout my career.... Read more

HIOWAA celebrates 10 years since first transfusion

HIOWAA celebrates 10 years since first transfusion

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

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance has marked 10 years (17 April 2024) since its life-saving crew carried out the charity’s first blood transfusion. In 2014, the crew responded to a road traffic collision in the New Forest and administered blood before taking the critically unwell patient to hospital. In the last five years... Read more

ADAC Luftrettung’s Christoph 32 will operate for another ten years

ADAC Luftrettung’s Christoph 32 will operate for another ten years

22-Apr-2024Source: ADAC Luftrettung

The non-profit ADAC Luftrettung will remain the operator of the “Christoph 32” rescue helicopter for another ten years. The special purpose association for emergency services and fire brigade alerting (ZRF) for the Ingolstadt region has now announced this following an EU-wide tender. The new contract with a term from April 1, 2025 to March 31,... Read more

Air Methods of Kentucky Battle of the Bases Blood Drive Saves Lives

Air Methods of Kentucky Battle of the Bases Blood Drive Saves Lives

22-Apr-2024Source: Air Methods

For the third year in a row, the Air Methods of Kentucky program organized its Battle of the Bases blood drives across the state of Kentucky, including its base in Corydon, IN. This friendly “battle” among the six bases has garnered more than 300 blood-unit donations in the past two years, and this year, they... Read more

VFS Electric VTOL Directory Hits 1,000 Designs

VFS Electric VTOL Directory Hits 1,000 Designs

22-Apr-2024Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS), the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, announces that the number of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft concepts being tracked in its World eVTOL Aircraft Directory has now reached 1,000 concepts from more than 430 designers. The directory is part of the VFS Electric VTOL... Read more

British Helicopter Association to hold Safety Day in May

British Helicopter Association to hold Safety Day in May

22-Apr-2024Source: British Helicopter Association

The BHA are hosting their Annual Safety Day alongside Airbus and the CAA on Tuesday 28 May 2024 in the new DARTeC facility at Cranfield University. The focus will be on tail rotor issues, there will be a case study and the science behind presented by Airbus Helicopters, followed by the Human Factors covering ‘Surprise... Read more

New Croatian HEMS service starts with four Airbus H145s

New Croatian HEMS service starts with four Airbus H145s

22-Apr-2024Source: EliFriulia

On April 2, we had the honour of participating in the official opening ceremony of the new Croatian Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS), held in the city of Rijeka, that marked the beginning of a vital service that will save lives and enhance emergency response in Croatia. The event included a demonstration of a unique combined... Read more

ITC-AeroLeasing signs five new leases in the EMS sector

ITC-AeroLeasing signs five new leases in the EMS sector

22-Apr-2024Source: ITC-AeroLeasing

ITC-AeroLeasing is excited to step up its partnership with a major US EMS operator, Med-Trans Corporation (Med-Trans), with the lease of five Bell 407, bringing Med-Trans’ total helicopter fleet on lease from ITC to seven. The five Bell 407’s are configured for emergency medical services and will be deployed to Med-Trans bases in Texas, Iowa,... Read more

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

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