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Blade Air Mobility to present at Jefferies eVTOL / AAM Summit

Blade Air Mobility to present at Jefferies eVTOL / AAM Summit

29-May-2024Source: Blade

Blade Air Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLDE, “Blade” or the “Company”), a technology-powered air mobility platform, today announced that Rob Wiesenthal, Chief Executive Officer, will present at the 2024 Jefferies eVTOL / AAM Summit on Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 1:15pm ET. A webcast of the event will be available at the link here. A replay will... Read more

Germany – Christoph Europa 5 begins 24H ops

Germany – Christoph Europa 5 begins 24H ops

29-May-2024Source: DRF

The nighttime air rescue network for the people of Schleswig-Holstein is getting denser. With Christoph Europa 5 from DRF Air Rescue, a second air rescue vehicle will be switching to 24-hour operation from next Saturday at midnight. In addition to the Christoph 42 helicopter of DRF Air Rescue, which has previously been stationed in Rendsburg,... Read more

Lilium and Luxaviation Take Partnership to Next Phase

Lilium and Luxaviation Take Partnership to Next Phase

29-May-2024Source: Lilium

 Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ:LILM), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet and global pioneer in regional air mobility (RAM), today announced an expansion of its partnership with Luxaviation Group, one of the largest business aircraft and helicopter operators worldwide.   The expansion will unlock and leverage ExecuJet’s network of Fixed Based Operations (FBOs)—together with... Read more

Sweet Helicopters sets new record with 450 passengers flown to Indy 500

Sweet Helicopters sets new record with 450 passengers flown to Indy 500

29-May-2024Source: Sweet Helicopters

Sweet Helicopters topped its previous record this year for charter passengers flown to the brickyard. More than 450 people trusted Sweet Helicopters to help them beat race day traffic, lapping last year’s total of 350 people. Guests could depart from one of four convenient locations in the Indianapolis metro area. Pilots would then fly passengers... Read more

Safran’s Aneto-1K engine certified in China

Safran’s Aneto-1K engine certified in China

29-May-2024Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has received certification for its Aneto-1K from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). This crucial milestone paves the way for the Leonardo AW189K’s introduction into the Chinese civil market. This validation of type certificate (VTC) by China succeeds the earlier type certificate (TC) by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)... Read more

HeliOIS becomes first customer for new Moove seat booking software

HeliOIS becomes first customer for new Moove seat booking software

29-May-2024Source: Moove

Targeting operators with hybrid flights and looking to optimise load factors, Moove is launching an advanced booking module for corporate shuttles and regional carriers, after successfully reducing empty seats by 5% during test phases. Launch customer is the leading offshore travel provider, HeliOIS. Supporting corporate flight shuttles optimisation & flight coordinators Moove launched this module... Read more

FAA issues Final Airworthiness Criteria to Archer Aviation

FAA issues Final Airworthiness Criteria to Archer Aviation

29-May-2024Source: Archer Aviation

Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR) a leader in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, announced the FAA issued for public inspection the final airworthiness criteria for Archer’s Midnight aircraft. This significant regulatory milestone provides the solidified path for Archer to achieve Type Certification for Midnight. Archer is one of two companies in the world... Read more

Lilium announces launch of further Shares and Warrants

Lilium announces launch of further Shares and Warrants

29-May-2024Source: Lilium

Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM) (“Lilium” or the “Company”), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet and global pioneer in Regional Air Mobility (RAM), announced that it has launched an underwritten public offering of the Company’s Class A ordinary shares (the “Shares”) and warrants to purchase Shares (the “Warrants” and, together with... Read more

US approves sale of 12 UH-60M to Brazil

US approves sale of 12 UH-60M to Brazil

28-May-2024Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Brazil of UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters and related elements of logistics and program support for an estimated cost up to $950 million, which includes initial acquisition of $450 million in Major Defense Equipment, and up to $500 million... Read more

Sikorsky Flight-Tests Scalable ‘Rotor Blown Wing’ UAS VTOL

Sikorsky Flight-Tests Scalable ‘Rotor Blown Wing’ UAS VTOL

28-May-2024Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), is conducting flight tests to mature the control laws and aerodynamics of a novel vertical takeoff and landing uncrewed aerial system (VTOL / UAS). The flight tests are intended to prove the efficiency and scalability of a twin proprotor ‘rotor blown wing’ configuration that sits on its tail... Read more

Vestas to test Sustainable Aviation Fuel with HeliService

Vestas to test Sustainable Aviation Fuel with HeliService

28-May-2024Source: Vestas

Vestas will pilot Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) at the Baltic Eagle Wind Farm in the Baltic Sea during 2024. The pilot project entails Vestas technicians and jack-up vessel crew using helicopters partly powered by SAF to transport themselves to and from the Baltic Eagle wind farm during the construction phase of 50 offshore wind turbines.... Read more

Italian Air Force test flying AW609 today

Italian Air Force test flying AW609 today

28-May-2024Source: HeliHub.com

Helicopter market intelligence consultants Parapex Media have identified a group of interesting flights from their continuous monitoring of rotary wing operations around the world. Yesterday, one of the Leonardo AW609 tilt-rotor aircraft was ferried from the manufacturer’s development base at Cascina Costa – adjacent to Milan’s Malpensa Airport – to the Italian Air Force (Aeronautica... Read more

Skyports signs MoU with UAE General Civil Aviation Authority

Skyports signs MoU with UAE General Civil Aviation Authority

28-May-2024Source: Skyports

We’ve signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to collaborate on the enablement of hybrid operations of eVTOL and helicopter services at the same vertiport or heliport. The collaboration will prioritise two objectives: The development of a Concept of Operations for hybrid operations to assist the GCAA with the... Read more

NBAA urges members to support NYC West 30th Street HP

NBAA urges members to support NYC West 30th Street HP

28-May-2024Source: NBAA

NBAA is urgently asking its members who live in or do business in New York to ask their representatives in the New York State Assembly to vote against legislation, which seeks to permanently close the West 30th Street Heliport (JRA) in Hudson River Park. View NBAA’s Grassroots Action Center and send a letter to the New York State Assembly.... Read more

Canada picks Smith Myers phone location system for AW101 SAR upgrade

Canada picks Smith Myers phone location system for AW101 SAR upgrade

28-May-2024Source: Smith Myers

Smith Myers, has announced it has been selected to be integrated on the Cormorant Search and Rescue Helicopter Mid-Life Upgrade (CMLU) Project. The Smith Myers’ ARTEMIS Mobile Phone Detection Location System has been chosen to be a key component of the upgrade. The CMLU Project aims to transition Canada’s AW101/CH-149 “Cormorant” SAR helicopter fleet to... Read more

Lilium Jet plans flights on French Riviera in 2026

Lilium Jet plans flights on French Riviera in 2026

28-May-2024Source: Lilium

Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ:LILM), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet and global pioneer in regional air mobility (RAM), UrbanV, the Italian vertiport network operator, and Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur (ACA), managing Nice Côte d’Azur airport, the second largest airport place in France, along with the airports of Cannes Mandelieu and Golfe... Read more

Leonardo unveils corporate AW09 interior at EBACE 2024

Leonardo unveils corporate AW09 interior at EBACE 2024

28-May-2024Source: Leonardo

Leonardo unveiled a full-scale cabin mock-up of the next generation AW09 single engine helicopter at EBACE 2024 (Geneva, 28-30 May 2024) featuring an exclusive VIP-Corporate transport cabin layout and paint-scheme as one of the newly-developed options, marking the entrance of the new model into the Agusta-branded product range. By doing so, the market will be... Read more

New helipad at Evans Army Community Hospital

New helipad at Evans Army Community Hospital

28-May-2024Source: US Army

Evans Army Community Hospital’s helicopter landing pad is officially open for business, thanks to the hard work of the hospital’s Facilities Management Division, Fort Carson’s 4th Engineer Battalion and the Directorate of Public Works. EACH commemorated the event with a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 17 with the support of an HH-60 MedEvac Helicopter static display from... Read more

Horizon to participation in Jefferies eVTOL / AAM Summit

Horizon to participation in Jefferies eVTOL / AAM Summit

28-May-2024Source: Horizon Aircraft

New Horizon Aircraft Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOVR), doing business as Horizon Aircraft (“Horizon Aircraft” or the “Company”), a leading hybrid electric Vertical TakeOff and Landing (“eVTOL”) aircraft developer, announced that the Company will participate in a virtual fireside chat during the Jefferies eVTOL / AAM Summit on Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 9:10am Eastern Time. In... Read more

Canada approves Recoil firefighting systems for AS332 and H225

Canada approves Recoil firefighting systems for AS332 and H225

28-May-2024Source: Recoil Aerospace

Recoil Aerospace, a leading innovator in aerial firefighting technology, today announced it has received Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) approval for the Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for its T1000-E and T650-E aerial firefighting systems. This approval allows Recoil to offer its advanced firefighting solutions to Canadian firefighting agencies operating eligible Super Puma AS332 and EC225 helicopters. “We... Read more

CHC wins Operational Excellence award in Brazil

CHC wins Operational Excellence award in Brazil

27-May-2024Source: CHC

CHC do Brasil, part of CHC Helicopter, a global leader in helicopter services, was named the number one provider for Operational Excellence in Offshore Transportation in Brazil by Petrobras, the leading state owned energy company. The PEOTRAM award is an annual initiative by Petrobras to encourage and recognize superior operational and maintenance standards within the... Read more

Nighthawk Flight Systems Announces New Board of Director

Nighthawk Flight Systems Announces New Board of Director

27-May-2024Source: Nighthawk Flight Systems

Nighthawk Flight Systems, Inc., a developer of advanced compact integrated avionics for rotary and fixed-wing aircraft in the general aviation, business, air transport, and military markets, announces the appointment of a highly qualified board of directors to guide the company through its next growth phase. Nighthawk recently announced its formation during Vertical Aviation International’s Heli-Expo... Read more

PHI signs for 12 AW189 – orders and options

PHI signs for 12 AW189 – orders and options

27-May-2024Source: Leonardo

Leonardo and PHI Group (PHI) have signed a framework agreement for 12 AW189 Helicopters to serve the global energy market starting in 2025. These are composed of firm orders as well as purchase options and include an extensive support partnership featuring a service center agreement, MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) agreement, and training solutions for... Read more

Loft Dynamics Brings VR Flight Simulation Technology to eVTOL

Loft Dynamics Brings VR Flight Simulation Technology to eVTOL

24-May-2024Source: Loft Dynamics

Loft Dynamics, a global leader in virtual reality (VR) flight simulation technology, announced its expansion beyond helicopters to include electric vehicle takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft simulators. As the first and only VR simulator with major regulatory approval, the company is leveraging its proven technology to develop its first VR eVTOL simulator for Dufour Aerospace,... Read more

HTI Global completes B212 Initial Field Maintenance course with PT6T-3 series engine

HTI Global completes B212 Initial Field Maintenance course with PT6T-3 series engine

24-May-2024Source: HTI Global

HTIGLOBAL LLC, a Texas-based company, has successfully completed its first-ever Transport Canada approved Bell 212 Initial Field Maintenance course with PT6T-3 series engines. We extend our gratitude to our customers, Airspan Helicopters and Provincial Helicopters, for entrusting us with their helicopter technical training. Over the course of three weeks, HTIGLOBAL conducted the Bell 212 Initial... Read more

LifeNet of New York commemorates one year of service in Mohawk Valley Region

LifeNet of New York commemorates one year of service in Mohawk Valley Region

24-May-2024Source: Air Methods

LifeNet of New York 7-14, in partnership with Volunteer Fire Company of Western, kicked off National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week by hosting a ribbon cutting and open house event commemorating LifeNet’s one year of providing lifesaving service to the Mohawk Valley Region and officially celebrating their relocation from Watertown to Westernville. Their new helicopter pad, hangar, and... Read more

Omni Group earns 2024 “Great Place To Work” certification

Omni Group earns 2024 “Great Place To Work” certification

23-May-2024Source: Omni

Omni Helicopters International, Latin America’s leading air mobility solutions provider, is proud to be Certified™ by Great Place To Work® across its eligible affiliates worldwide. Great Place To Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and leadership behaviours proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention and increased innovation. The prestigious award is... Read more

Milestone leases three AW139s to Lufttransport for offshore work

Milestone leases three AW139s to Lufttransport for offshore work

23-May-2024Source: Milestone

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, today announced that it has signed purchase assignment and leaseback agreements for three new Leonardo AW139 helicopters with Norwegian helicopter operator Lufttransport RW AS (“Lufttransport”). The three helicopters are scheduled to deliver in 2025 and will be deployed on offshore missions in the... Read more

Embraer and Eve sign MoU with Groupe ADP

Embraer and Eve sign MoU with Groupe ADP

23-May-2024Source: Eve Air Mobility

As part of this plan, Embraer Services & Support intends to design and then transfer its current facilities to a new maintenance building to optimize its capacity, while aiming for the most advanced standards in low-carbon construction and energy self-sufficiency. The new aircraft maintenance facility is expected to more than double the unit’s capacity. For... Read more

Qatar to test passenger and cargo eVTOL in early 2025

Qatar to test passenger and cargo eVTOL in early 2025

23-May-2024Source: Qatar Ministry of Transport

The Ministry of Transport announces it has put plans to test the services of the electric air taxi and electric delivery planes in the early 2025, as the Ministry continues implementing its strategies that aim for developing and operating an integrated mobility ecosystem in Qatar. The Ministry has applied for all the necessary approvals and... Read more

Savback signs LoI for 300 autonomous drones with 45kg payload

Savback signs LoI for 300 autonomous drones with 45kg payload

23-May-2024Source: Savback Helicopters

Mayman Aerospace, US-based manufacturer of the Speeder Air Utility Vehicle (AUV), and Savback Helicopters, the independent helicopter and fixed-wing sales specialist, proudly announce the signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the procurement of 300 AI-ready Speeder P100 aircraft. Building upon a 2022 LOI for 25 Speeders, this strategic agreement focuses on the latest... Read more

UDOT conducts Utah’s first vertiport demo

UDOT conducts Utah’s first vertiport demo

22-May-2024Source: UDOT

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), in collaboration with Utah State University (USU), successfully launched the state’s first air taxi from a vertiport using a Bell 505 Helicopter yesterday. The demonstration showcased how aircraft can take off and land near homes and businesses with minimal impacts. “The successful launch of a simulated air taxi from a vertiport... Read more

Boeing commits Can$95M more to Wisk eVTOL development

Boeing commits Can$95M more to Wisk eVTOL development

22-May-2024Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE] today announced plans to invest in several Québec-based enterprises, including a $110 million anchor investment for an Aerospace Development Centre in the new Espace Aéro Innovation Zone. The investments are part of Boeing’s Industrial and Technological Benefits commitment to Canada for its selection of Boeing’s P-8A Poseidon to fulfill its long-term multi-mission aircraft role.... Read more

Lilium starts construction of Certification Test Facility

Lilium starts construction of Certification Test Facility

22-May-2024Source: Lilium

 Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ:LILM), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet and global pioneer in Regional Air Mobility (RAM), today announced it has started construction of an advanced test facility for integration and certification testing of the Lilium Jet. Designed in partnership with global engineering group SEGULA Technologies and located at Lilium’s headquarters... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance marks milestone 25,000th patient

East Anglian Air Ambulance marks milestone 25,000th patient

22-May-2024Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has this week marked a milestone of treating 25,000 patients since its inception in 2000. This has only been possible thanks to the kind support of others. EAAA receives no regular government funding, provides advanced critical care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to the most seriously ill and... Read more

Demand growing in helicopter leasing market says IBA

Demand growing in helicopter leasing market says IBA

22-May-2024Source: IBA

Aviation market intelligence and advisory company IBA has revealed that the leased helicopter fleet has surpassed 10 per cent in 2023, and is expected to rise to a record high of 15 per cent by the end of the decade. With over 300 recorded lease transactions in 2022 and now 2023, the growth of the... Read more

India – Airbus Helicopters and SIDBI sign financing MoU

India – Airbus Helicopters and SIDBI sign financing MoU

22-May-2024Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters and Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), the Government of India’s principal financial institution for promoting, financing and developing the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for financing the purchase of Airbus’ helicopters in India. The MoU was signed by Rahul Priyadarshi, Chief General... Read more

Joby Partners with Mukamalah Aviation in Saudi Arabia

Joby Partners with Mukamalah Aviation in Saudi Arabia

22-May-2024Source: Joby

Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a company developing electric air taxis for commercial passenger service, today announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mukamalah, a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, the operator of the world’s largest fleet of corporate aircraft, to introduce Joby’s aircraft to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The MoU,... Read more

Blade offers Manhattan to Atlantic City flights with Ocean Casino Resort

Blade offers Manhattan to Atlantic City flights with Ocean Casino Resort

22-May-2024Source: Blade Air Mobility

Blade Air Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLDE, “Blade”), a global Urban Air Mobility company, announced its partnership with Ocean Casino Resort (“Ocean”) to fly Ocean’s guests by helicopter directly between Manhattan and Ocean’s dedicated rooftop helipad in Atlantic City all summer long. Guests can book seats for $695 each way, beginning on Saturday, May 25, and... Read more

VAI Seeks Proposals For Verticon 2025 Elevations Courses

VAI Seeks Proposals For Verticon 2025 Elevations Courses

22-May-2024Source: VAI

VAI is currently developing programming for the VERTICON 2025 Elevations courses (formerly known as the HAI Professional Education Courses) and seeks proposals from qualified persons or vendors for courses to include in the curriculum. VERTICON, formerly known as HAI HELI-EXPO, will take place Mar. 10–13 (exhibits open Mar. 11–13), 2025,  in Dallas, Texas. To provide... Read more

Lilium Welcomes KfW Due Diligence Undertaking

Lilium Welcomes KfW Due Diligence Undertaking

22-May-2024Source: Lilium

The Federal Government of Germany and the Free State of Bavaria have commissioned the state development bank KfW in Frankfurt to conduct due diligence on Lilium (NASDAQ: LILM), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet and global pioneer in Regional Air Mobility (RAM), as part of the customary state support process.... Read more

Marshall University unveils helicopter for aviation program

Marshall University unveils helicopter for aviation program

22-May-2024Source: Marshall University

Marshall University, in collaboration with Airbus Helicopters Inc. and Loft Dynamics, celebrated the arrival of inaugural equipment set to propel the university’s aviation program forward, encompassing rotor-wing education. In a ceremony at the Bill Noe Flight School, located at West Virginia International Yeager Airport, the H125 single engine helicopter arrived right on schedule for the... Read more

Bell selects Safran to Provide Electrical Power Generation for the US Army’s New FLRAA

Bell selects Safran to Provide Electrical Power Generation for the US Army’s New FLRAA

22-May-2024Source: Safran Electrical & Power

Safran Electrical & Power, a world leader in aircraft electrical systems, announced that they have signed an agreement with Bell Textron Inc. to provide the starter-generation systems for the U.S. Army’s new Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) program. Safran will supply an advanced high-voltage starter-generator system, capable of producing the power to meet the... Read more

Eve Air Mobility signs MoU with Saudia Technic

Eve Air Mobility signs MoU with Saudia Technic

21-May-2024Source: Eve

Eve Air Mobility (“Eve”) (NYSE: EVEX; EVEXW) and Saudia Technic, the leading MRO service provider in the Middle East, have announced today during the third edition of the Future Aviation Forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the signature of a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to explore the potential demand of Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) activities... Read more

Castle Air announce automotive partner

Castle Air announce automotive partner

21-May-2024Source: Castle Air

Castle Air Partners with Partridge BMW to Enhance Client Experience We are excited to announce a new partnership that marks a significant milestone for Castle Air. In our continuous pursuit of excellence and innovation, we have joined forces with Partridge BMW to enhance the services we provide to our esteemed clients. This collaboration promises to... Read more

UK Army Flying Museum takes delivery of Apache

UK Army Flying Museum takes delivery of Apache

21-May-2024Source: UK Army Flying Museum

The Army Flying Museum at Middle Wallop, Hampshire are thrilled to announce that they will soon have an Apache AH Mk.1 attack helicopter on permanent display, making it the only place in the UK that the public can see this formidable aircraft. The retirement of the Apache AH Mk.1 in March, after over two decades,... Read more

CHC wins 12 month contract for Shell in Norway

CHC wins 12 month contract for Shell in Norway

21-May-2024Source: CHC

CHC Helikopter Service, the Norwegian division of CHC Helicopter, the leading helicopter operator specialising in offshore transportation, is proud to announce it has agreed a 12-month contract with Shell to support its operations in the North Sea. The contract covers crew change and transportation services from the Deepsea Yantai Rig to the operator’s Sola and... Read more

AEE to supply mission computers for Airbus H145s

AEE to supply mission computers for Airbus H145s

21-May-2024Source: Aircraft Electronic Engineering GMBH

German avionics specialist Aircraft Electronic Engineering GMBH (AEE) has been awarded a contract by Airbus for the series production of special mission computers for the H145 and H145M helicopters. AEE General Manager Phillip Volz and Lukas Hamm-Riff, AEE Accountable Manager EASA Part 21G & Part 145, now signed the respective contract. “We developed the first... Read more

SkyScape Vertiports and LYNEports sign MoU on vertiport location analysis

SkyScape Vertiports and LYNEports sign MoU on vertiport location analysis

21-May-2024Source: SkyScape

SkyScape, a Japanese vertiport development and management company headquartered in Osaka, Japan, and LYNEports, an Advance air mobility planning solution/software developer based in Europe have announced an agreement to integrate LYNEports location assessment software into SkyScape’s Vertiport development offering, enabling smoother and more efficient evaluations of potential Vertiport sites for all SkyScape clients. LYNEports solutions... Read more

Archer partners with Etihad for eVTOL training in Abu Dhabi

Archer partners with Etihad for eVTOL training in Abu Dhabi

21-May-2024Source: Archer Aviation

Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE:ACHR), a leader in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) with Etihad Training that lays the groundwork for a partnership to recruit and train prospective pilots for Archer’s Midnight aircraft in Abu Dhabi to fly aircraft across the UAE. The MOU was... Read more

LYNEports launches Air Mobility planning solution

LYNEports launches Air Mobility planning solution

21-May-2024Source: LYNEports

LYNEports is excited to announce the official launch of its advanced air mobility planning solution, a groundbreaking platform that enables seamless integration of eVTOL and drone operations within ground and airspace infrastructures. This innovative solution is designed to elevate the planning, design, and location scouting process for urban air mobility, catering to both professionals and... Read more

Panterra Heli Support acquires UH-60

Panterra Heli Support acquires UH-60

21-May-2024Source: Panterra Heli Support

Panterra Heli Support, announced that the company acquired a newly repurposed Blackhawk helicopter modified for firefighting and utility work. Dallas Avionics equipped the new tactical equipment that was installed at Ace Aeronautics, Guntersville AL. “This aircraft is available for purchase or possible lease,” said Vice President of Sales and Business Development Adrienne Robinson. “This aircraft... Read more

USS George Washington conduct bilateral exercise with Brazilian Navy

USS George Washington conduct bilateral exercise with Brazilian Navy

21-May-2024Source: US Navy

George Washington Strike Group (GWSG) and ships from the Brazilian navy participated in a bilateral exercise May 17-19 off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. USS George Washington (CVN 73) with aircraft from embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL 754)... Read more

Enstrom takes part in Washington DC flyover

Enstrom takes part in Washington DC flyover

21-May-2024Source: Enstrom

On May 11, Enstrom Helicopter Corporation had the distinct honor of taking part in a general aviation flyover of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The flyover was in commemoration of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)’s 85th anniversary. The diverse group of aircraft included 15 chapters of planes, telling the story of GA... Read more

LCI and SMFL announces 14 orders and 7 options – for Airbus H145, H160 and H175

LCI and SMFL announces 14 orders and 7 options – for Airbus H145, H160 and H175

21-May-2024Source: LCI

LCI, a leading aviation company, and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited (SMFL), have announced an order for up to 21 of the latest generation helicopters from Airbus. The major new order from LCI and SMFL’s joint venture leasing operation, SMFL LCI Helicopters (SMFLH), consists of 14 firm​ orders​ plus 7 options. It is... Read more

Leidos and Elroy Air to demo cargo drone to USMC

Leidos and Elroy Air to demo cargo drone to USMC

21-May-2024Source: Elroy Air

Leidos (NYSE:LDOS), a FORTUNE® 500 innovation company, and Elroy Air, an autonomous aircraft systems and software development company, have been approved to demonstrate an autonomous Medium Aerial Resupply Vehicle – Expeditionary Logistics (MARV-EL) prototype for the Navy and Marine Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems program office (PMA-263). The flight test activities are scheduled for July 2024.... Read more

Wingly closes €3.5m fundraise

Wingly closes €3.5m fundraise

21-May-2024Source: Wingly

Europe’s leading flight-sharing start-up Wingly announces a €3.5 million capital increase from its historic investors, including the Innovacom Venture Capital fund which is particularly invested in the future of aviation, as demonstrated by its support to innovative aircraft manufacturers Elixir Aircraft and Aura Aero. Founded in 2015, the Wingly platform is officially launched in five... Read more

BALPA union responds to Bristow question in UK Parliament

BALPA union responds to Bristow question in UK Parliament

20-May-2024Source: BALPA

In response to the oral question to the Aviation Minister Anthony Browne in Parliament today, and his commitment to meet with Bristow (available below), BALPA General Secretary Amy Leversidge said: “We welcome the support from politicians for our striking members. “When Government meets with Bristow we expect Ministers to outline that companies and management with... Read more

Pivotal wins award for excellence in electric aviation

Pivotal wins award for excellence in electric aviation

20-May-2024Source: Pivotal

Pivotal, the market leader in light electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft, announced it is the winner of the 2024 AERO Friedrichshafen e-Flight Award for excellence in electric aviation. The only eVTOL incorporating tilt-aircraft architecture, Pivotal’s innovations in software, controls, distributed electric propulsion, and human-centered design distinguishes it from the competition. “Winning the 2024... Read more

Blade and Emirates partner on Dubai-Monaco seat booking

Blade and Emirates partner on Dubai-Monaco seat booking

20-May-2024Source: Blade Air Mobility

Blade Air Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLDE, “Blade”), a global Urban Air Mobility company, announced a partnership with Emirates that enables passengers to travel between Dubai and Monaco on a single, cost-effective ticket seamlessly connecting from their Emirates flight at Nice International Airport to a Blade helicopter that will fly them into Monaco. Blade provides continuous... Read more

Air Industries receives $8.2M orders for UH-60 and H-92 components

Air Industries receives $8.2M orders for UH-60 and H-92 components

20-May-2024Source: Air Industries Group

Air Industries Group (“Air Industries”) (NYSE American: AIRI), a leading manufacturer of precision assemblies and components for large aerospace and defense prime contractors, today announced it has received orders, from two customers, aggregating $8.2 million, for components used on UH-60 Black Hawk and H-92 Super Hawk helicopters. Mr. Lou Melluzzo, CEO of Air Industries, commented:... Read more

Hummingbird wins “Best Helicopter” at Sun ‘n Fun 2024

Hummingbird wins “Best Helicopter” at Sun ‘n Fun 2024

17-May-2024Source: Vertical Aviation Technologies

Sun ‘n Fun 2024 was an amazing event for the Hummingbird 300L helicopter, our customers, and future customers. The display of the Hummingbird 300L helicopter was one of the main exhibits at the show, especially with Frank McMullan and Vic Syracuse showcasing their incredible workmanship! The level of detail and customization in each helicopter was... Read more

Bristow Unveils Sustainability Achievements

Bristow Unveils Sustainability Achievements

17-May-2024Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) announced the release of its third annual Sustainability Report, which underscores Bristow’s ongoing commitment to responsible growth and sustainable practices, as well as aligning with internationally recognised frameworks and standards to offer stakeholders a transparent view of the Company’s efforts. “Our core mission remains focused on providing exceptional service and... Read more

VAI welcomes passing of FAA Reauthorisation Bill

VAI welcomes passing of FAA Reauthorisation Bill

16-May-2024Source: VAI

Vertical Aviation International (VAI), formerly Helicopter Association International, applauds Congress for passing a bipartisan, five-year FAA reauthorization bill. This milestone marks a significant step forward in strengthening safety, enhancing infrastructure, and addressing many issues facing vertical flight and the entire aviation sector. “We commend Congress for passing an FAA reauthorization bill that represents a substantial... Read more

LCI appoints new SVP, Operations and Structuring

LCI appoints new SVP, Operations and Structuring

15-May-2024Source: LCI

LCI is thrilled to welcome Ciara O’Loghlen as our new SVP, Operations and Structuring! Ciara brings a wealth of leasing, structuring and tax experience to LCI, having worked as a tax lawyer with both lessors and advisors, including PwC Ireland and GECAS. Her role at LCI will include project management, drawing on Ciara’s structuring expertise, and working... Read more

Airbus to support Sécurité Civile and Gendarmerie Nationale fleet

Airbus to support Sécurité Civile and Gendarmerie Nationale fleet

15-May-2024Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and Babcock have been awarded a contract to support 48 EC145s operated by the French Ministry of Interior. The 12 year contract that starts this year was signed with the Direction de la Maintenance Aéronautique (DMAé), the organisation in charge of maintenance for aircraft operated by the French government. “The Sécurité Civile and... Read more

Airborne Technologies and LIMA Aviation partner for Artemis on UAE AW139

Airborne Technologies and LIMA Aviation partner for Artemis on UAE AW139

14-May-2024Source: Airborne Technologies

Airborne Technologies is proud to announce the successful implementation of the Smith Myers ARTEMIS Mobile Phone Detection, Location & Communication system, in partnership with their local partner LIMA Aviation LLC in the UAE. This cutting-edge project involved the installation of the system into nine AW139 search and rescue helicopters belonging to a UAE government customer,... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $32M HH-60W component contract

Sikorsky awarded $32M HH-60W component contract

14-May-2024Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, Connecticut, has been awarded a $32,609,208 definitization modification (PZ00252) to a previously awarded contract (FA8629-14-C-2403) for the test and qualification on the replacements on four obsolescing components on the HH-60W Combat Rescue helicopter. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $5,589,989,452. Work will be performed at Stratford,... Read more

Queensland AW139 fleet sets 30,000 hour record

Queensland AW139 fleet sets 30,000 hour record

14-May-2024Source: Queensland Government

Queensland Government Air (QGAir) has become the first emergency medical services helicopter operater in Australia to exceed 30,000 operational flight hours. During the 2023 Cairns floods, QGAir was responsible for carrying out aeromedical transfers in Cooktown, in addition to search and rescue welfare checks at several properties, ensuring the safety of Queenslanders affected by the floods.... Read more

Archer Announces Q1 2024 Results

Archer Announces Q1 2024 Results

14-May-2024Source: Archer Aviation

Archer Aviation Inc. (“Archer” or the “Company”) (NYSE: ACHR) announced operating and financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024. The Company issued a shareholder letter discussing those results, as well as its second quarter 2024 estimates. The shareholder letter may be accessed on the Company’s investor relations website here. Commenting on first... Read more

Bell Boeing awarded additional $13M contract for support of V-22

Bell Boeing awarded additional $13M contract for support of V-22

14-May-2024Source: US DoD

Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a $13,980,295 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00071) against a previously awarded contract (N0001917C0015). This modification increases the contract ceiling to provide continued post-production systems engineering and program management support for the V-22 Common Configuration Readiness and Modernization retrofit program for the Marine Corps. Work will be performed in... Read more

Royal Aeronautical Society publishes paper on aviation safety futures with eVTOL

Royal Aeronautical Society publishes paper on aviation safety futures with eVTOL

14-May-2024Source: Royal Aeronautical Society

The Royal Aeronautical Society has published a breakthrough President’s Briefing paper on shaping the future of aviation safety with electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft. In a novel and innovative approach, this paper outlines hypothetical scenarios that anticipate future challenges, integrates enduring lessons from traditional aviation, and proposes strategic recommendations to enhance safety in... Read more

Blade Air Mobility Reports Results for Q1 to 31-Mar-24

Blade Air Mobility Reports Results for Q1 to 31-Mar-24

14-May-2024Source: Blade Air Mobility

Blade Air Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLDE, “Blade” or the “Company”), announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024. GAAP FINANCIAL RESULTS (in thousands except percentages, unaudited) Three Months Ended March 31, 2024 2023 % Change Revenue $ 51,514 $ 45,271 13.8 % Cost of revenue $ 41,375 $ 38,107 8.6 % Software... Read more

Helinet Aviation Appoints New President

Helinet Aviation Appoints New President

14-May-2024Source: Helinet Aviation

Helinet Aviation, a leading provider of helicopter services since 1987, is proud to announce the appointment of Allison Rakun as its new president, effective immediately. With her decade-long tenure at the company, Rakun is well-equipped to lead and execute Helinet’s strategic plans, while focusing on financial and operational priorities to drive growth and success. Allison’s... Read more

EASA launches second release of Innovative Air Mobility Hub

EASA launches second release of Innovative Air Mobility Hub

14-May-2024Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has launched the second release of its digital space for the exchange of information on air taxis and drones with a focus on privacy concerns. The Innovative Air Mobility (IAM) Hub was launched in December 2023 and enables cities, regions, national authorities, operators, and manufacturers that have a role in... Read more

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