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Rolls-Royce announces 2024 FIRST Network Quality Award winners

Rolls-Royce announces 2024 FIRST Network Quality Award winners

28-Feb-2024Source: Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR., ADR: RYCEY) announced winners for their 2024 FIRST Network™ Quality Awards today at the HAI Heli-Expo. These FIRST Network members have been selected for outstanding performance in the following areas: Best in Class, FIRST Class Service, Outstanding Partnership and Trusted to Deliver Excellence. Best in Class – Keystone Turbine Services a PAG... Read more

Billings receives first ever CFR Exemption for Ex-Foreign Military CH-47s

Billings receives first ever CFR Exemption for Ex-Foreign Military CH-47s

28-Feb-2024Source: Billings Flying Service

Billings Flying Service (BFS) received a CFR exemption from 14 CFR 21.185(b) earlier this month, allowing it to proceed with the United States’ first ever restricted category airworthiness certification of ex-foreign military Boeing CH-47D Chinook helicopters. BFS took delivery of six CH-47Ds from the Netherlands Defense Ministry in mid-2023. “Though seemingly small, approval of our... Read more

Columbia Helicopters and Genesys Aerosystems announce Chinook cockpit collaboration

Columbia Helicopters and Genesys Aerosystems announce Chinook cockpit collaboration

28-Feb-2024

Columbia Helicopters, Inc. (CHI), a global leader in heavy-lift helicopter operations, and Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog company, have proudly announced a strategic collaboration to develop and certify a state-of-the-art digital cockpit for the Model 234 Chinook. The collaboration aims to introduce a modern, Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) capable cockpit that will significantly enhance the multi-mission... Read more

Phenix and Helitak team up to advance UAS firefighting capabilities

Phenix and Helitak team up to advance UAS firefighting capabilities

28-Feb-2024Source: Phenix Solutions

Phenix Solutions proudly announces the selection of Australian innovator, Helitak Firefighting Equipment, marking a significant milestone in UAS firefighting technology. Renowned for their expandable, durable, and exceptional water drop, Helitak firefighting tanks have been chosen to enhance Phenix’s Ultra 2XL aircraft, empowering it to be a formidable fire suppression tool in the future. Phenix’s strategic... Read more

Sloane Helicopters signs for nine AW09s, two AW109 Grand New and two Trekkers

Sloane Helicopters signs for nine AW09s, two AW109 Grand New and two Trekkers

28-Feb-2024Source: Leonardo

Leonardo and Sloane announced at Heli-Expo 2024 a major reinforcement of their collaboration in the UK and Ireland commercial helicopter market with the signing of Preliminary Sales Contracts for nine AW09 next-generation single engine aircraft, and new orders for two AW109 Grand New and two AW109 Trekker light twins. The Preliminary Sales Contracts for the... Read more

Bell Signs Customer Service Facility Agreement with Abu Dhabi Aviation

Bell Signs Customer Service Facility Agreement with Abu Dhabi Aviation

28-Feb-2024Source: Bell

Bell, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has signed an Agreement with Abu Dhabi Aviation to establish its role as an authorized Bell Customer Service Facility (CSF) and provide service for Bell 212, Bell 412 and the SUBARU Bell 412EPX commercial aircraft. This new agreement further demonstrates both organizations’ dedication to providing exceptional customer support and showcasing... Read more

Metro Aviation signs distributor agreement for Leonardo AW09; commits to 30 units

Metro Aviation signs distributor agreement for Leonardo AW09; commits to 30 units

28-Feb-2024Source: Leonardo

Leonardo and Metro Aviation, a prime privately-owned HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) operator and service provider in the US, have announced the signing of a Distributor Agreement for the AW09 next generation single engine helicopter. Metro will act as a Leonardo distributor for the type in the US and Canada for all civil market applications.... Read more

Bristow signs AW189 Framework Agreement including 10 firm orders

Bristow signs AW189 Framework Agreement including 10 firm orders

28-Feb-2024Source: Leonardo

Leonardo and Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the leading global provider of innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions, announced a framework agreement including firm orders for 10 AW189 super medium helicopters plus 10 options. Bristow is currently operating 21 AW189 helicopters globally with another five due off the assembly line in 2024. The new framework... Read more

Bristow Group Announces Q4/Full Year 2023 Earnings Release Call

Bristow Group Announces Q4/Full Year 2023 Earnings Release Call

28-Feb-2024Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the global leader in innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions, today announced it will release its fourth quarter and full year 2023 financial results after market close on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. In connection with the release, Bristow has scheduled a conference call for Wednesday, March 6, 2024, to begin at 9 a.m. ET (8... Read more

Bristow and THC partner to explore Advanced Air Mobility opportunities

Bristow and THC partner to explore Advanced Air Mobility opportunities

28-Feb-2024Source: Bristow

The Helicopter and Jet Company (THC), Saudi Arabia’s premier provider of commercial helicopter services and fully owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF), today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Bristow Arabia Aircraft & Maintenance Services, a subsidiary of Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the leading global provider of innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions.... Read more

Ace Aeronautics and Mint Turbines partner to support legacy UH-60s

Ace Aeronautics and Mint Turbines partner to support legacy UH-60s

28-Feb-2024Source: Ace Aeronautics

Ace Aeronautics and Mint Turbines have signed a partnership agreement aimed at building worldwide support for the Legacy Black Hawk Fleet that has been acquired through the US Army Black Hawk Exchange and Sales Transaction Program (BEST). The partnership will focus on the team’s ability to perform repair and refurbishment to the airframe and powerplant, as well... Read more

HMotion soon in possession of Two H145 VR Flight Simulators from Loft Dynamics

HMotion soon in possession of Two H145 VR Flight Simulators from Loft Dynamics

28-Feb-2024Source: Loft Dynamics

Loft Dynamics is announcing a partnership with HMotion — a joint venture between Airbus Helicopters and ADAC HEMS Academy — through the delivery of two Airbus H145 VR flight simulation training devices (FSTDs), which will be installed at a new simulator center in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. This modern training center will offer a wide range of... Read more

Sloane Helicopters secures six Robinson delivery positions for 2025

Sloane Helicopters secures six Robinson delivery positions for 2025

28-Feb-2024Source: Sloane Helicopters

Sloane Helicopters, the prominent UK and Ireland dealer for the Robinson Helicopter Company, is excited to announce the acquisition of six delivery positions for new Robinson helicopters, with the first expected in February 2025. This order encompasses four R44 helicopters and two R66 helicopters, further reinforcing Sloane’s unwavering confidence in the Robinson range of helicopters.... Read more

DRF Luftrettung becomes H145 Fleet Leader and Distributor of HeliMods

DRF Luftrettung becomes H145 Fleet Leader and Distributor of HeliMods

28-Feb-2024

As the first HEMS operator in Europe, DRF Luftrettung plans to introduce the “Powered Aero Loader” (PAL)™ developed by HeliMods on its H145 helicopters. The PAL™ is an electro-hydraulic stretcher loading system operated at the push of a button, which allows rapid loading and unloading of ambulance stretchers into rescue helicopters. Furthermore, both parties are... Read more

Saudia Technic joins with United Rotorcraft to Lead in Helicopter MRO Capabilities

Saudia Technic joins with United Rotorcraft to Lead in Helicopter MRO Capabilities

28-Feb-2024Source: United Rotorcraft

As a pivotal force in the Kingdom’s aviation sector, Saudia Technic, formerly known as Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries, proudly announced today its partnership with United Rotorcraft (UR), a division of Air Methods Corporation, to launch the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s most expansive helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (Part 145) capability. “The initiation of this collaboration... Read more

FAA awards Astronautics cyber attack research contract

FAA awards Astronautics cyber attack research contract

28-Feb-2024Source: Astronautics

Astronautics Corporation of America has been awarded a phase one, cybersecurity research contract from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to identify and categorise all the data transmitted across three Cybersecurity Data Science (CSDS) Aviation Architecture Framework (AAF) domains to understand the broad scope of aviation-related data and the underlying architectures that support transmission and use... Read more

Moog Flight Tests Daedalean’s Ailumina Visual Awareness System

Moog Flight Tests Daedalean’s Ailumina Visual Awareness System

28-Feb-2024Source: Genesys Aerosystems

Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog company, announced today at the HAI annual Heli-Expo that it has completed an MOU agreement with AI-enabled avionics developer Daedalean to develop an integration roadmap of Daedalean technology into the Genesys Avionics Suite. This comes after successful flight testing of Daedalean’s OmniX evaluation kit on the Genesys OH-58 Kiowa Helicopter. This... Read more

Airwolf TT straps for Bell UH-1 TT approved by US Defense Logistics Agency

Airwolf TT straps for Bell UH-1 TT approved by US Defense Logistics Agency

28-Feb-2024Source: Airwolf Aerospace

Airwolf Aerospace’s- Medium Bell UH-1 TT Straps have received USA DLA Source Approval under NSN: 3040-01-299-8100 Airwolf has sold thousands of TT straps for Bell UH-1, 204, 205, 210 and 212 helicopters under its FAA STC and STC validations by EASA. Transport Canada, and Brazil ANAC. They are now pleased to announce that their medium... Read more

Keystone Turbine Services recognised with Rolls-Royce Best in Class Award

Keystone Turbine Services recognised with Rolls-Royce Best in Class Award

28-Feb-2024

Atlanta-based Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to Aerospace and Defense industries worldwide, receives Rolls-Royce Best in Class Award. This marks the fourth consecutive year Keystone Turbine Services (KTS), a division of PAG’s Engine Services group, has been recognized with the Rolls-Royce Best in Class Award. The award... Read more

TRU Simulation reveals Veris VR Flight Sim

TRU Simulation reveals Veris VR Flight Sim

28-Feb-2024

TRU Simulation announced today a new, cutting-edge Veris™ Virtual Reality (VR) Flight Simulator that provides helicopter and fixed-wing model customers with a more cost-effective and innovative solution to accomplish pilot training. Unveiled during this week’s HAI Heli-Expo, the Veris simulator is a clean-sheet design that combines industry-leading features of a full flight simulator (FFS) with... Read more

Outerlink Air IP adds FAA STC approvals to AW139, B407 and S76

Outerlink Air IP adds FAA STC approvals to AW139, B407 and S76

28-Feb-2024Source: Outerlink

Outerlink’s multicellular Air IP is expanding with additional FAA STC approvals and expanding across law enforcement and corporate clients. The key to Air IP’s success is the ability to provide ample bandwidth for everyone onboard simultaneously. Users report consistent connectivity at over 140 mph and thousands of feet above the ground for up to ten... Read more

LifeFlight Australia to add another three AW139s

LifeFlight Australia to add another three AW139s

28-Feb-2024Source: LifeFlight Australia

LifeFlight Australia has expanded its fleet of helicopters to meet increasing demand and to provide more emergency aeromedical care to Queenslanders. Leonardo and LifeFlight announced three new AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopters this week at HAI Heli-Expo in California. The helicopters, expected to arrive later in the year, will provide emergency medical services and search and rescue response... Read more

2024 Whirly-Girls Scholarship Awards recipients announced

2024 Whirly-Girls Scholarship Awards recipients announced

28-Feb-2024

Whirly-Girls International, a non-profit, educational, and charitable organization dedicated to advancing women in the helicopter aviation industry, has announced the recipients of the 2024 Whirly-Girls Scholarship Awards.  The scholarships were awarded at the Whirly-Girls Annual Reception during HAI HELI-EXPO in Anaheim, California.  Thanks to the support of aviation leaders, 39 scholarships were bestowed upon deserving... Read more

HealthNet Aeromedical Services orders four Airbus H135s

HealthNet Aeromedical Services orders four Airbus H135s

28-Feb-2024Source: Airbus

HealthNet Aeromedical Services, headquartered in Charleston, West Virginia, will soon expand its all-Airbus fleet with the addition of four H135 helicopters. As one of the largest hospital-based air medical programmes in the country, the helicopters will be used to serve adult, pediatric and neonatal patients across the state of West Virginia. “HealthNet has been a... Read more

THC signs historic framework agreement for up to 120 Airbus helicopters

THC signs historic framework agreement for up to 120 Airbus helicopters

28-Feb-2024Source: Airbus

The Helicopter Company (THC), Saudi Arabia’s premier provider of commercial helicopter services and fully owned by the Public Investment Fund, has signed a historic framework agreement with Airbus at the HAI Heli-Expo, currently taking place at Anaheim Convention Center, California. The framework agreement will include up to 120 Airbus helicopters of various types set to... Read more

DRF Luftrettung orders up to 10 more H145s

DRF Luftrettung orders up to 10 more H145s

28-Feb-2024Source: Airbus

German helicopter emergency medical services operator DRF Luftrettung and Airbus Helicopters have announced orders for up to ten H145 helicopters (seven firm orders, three options). “It is the mission of DRF Luftrettung to continuously improve medical care for people in need. With the new order of ten additional H145s, we continue to ensure the optimal service for our patients by... Read more

Airbus and Bristow Group announce framework contract for up to 15 H135 helicopters

Airbus and Bristow Group announce framework contract for up to 15 H135 helicopters

28-Feb-2024Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and Bristow Group announced a framework contract for up to fifteen H135 helicopters (five firm orders, plus 10 options) during this year’s HAI Heli-Expo. The delivery of the first helicopter is scheduled for October 2024. “I’d like to thank the Bristow Group for their renewed trust in our helicopters. Airbus Helicopters and Bristow Group share... Read more

Columbia Helicopters unveils 234SP Chinook

Columbia Helicopters unveils 234SP Chinook

27-Feb-2024Source: Columbia Helicopters

Columbia Helicopters, a global leader in heavy-lift helicopter solutions, announces a new development program to redefine Chinook commercial operations worldwide. As the OEM of the Commercial Chinook, the Model 234, Columbia plans to create a new model of super heavy-lift aircraft through converting existing CH-47D Chinook aircraft. This development program, named the 234 Special Purpose... Read more

Sikorsky Looks to Future Family of VTOL Systems

Sikorsky Looks to Future Family of VTOL Systems

27-Feb-2024Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today unveiled its plan to build, test and fly a hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing demonstrator (HEX / VTOL) with a tilt-wing configuration. The design is the first in a series of large, next generation VTOL aircraft — ranging from more traditional helicopters to winged configurations — which will... Read more

LCI to collaborate with Airbus on Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) ecosystems

LCI to collaborate with Airbus on Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) ecosystems

27-Feb-2024

LCI, a leading aviation company, and Airbus have announced a collaboration agreement to ​jointly develop ecosystems for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM). The collaboration will focus on the development of partnership scenarios and business models in three core AAM areas: strategy, commercialisation and financing. Both partners will collectively develop AAM market perspectives and forecasts, conduct industry... Read more

Bristow expands SAR capabilities with Flightcell DZMx and Guardian Mobility Iridium solution

Bristow expands SAR capabilities with Flightcell DZMx and Guardian Mobility Iridium solution

27-Feb-2024

Flightcell and Guardian Mobility proudly announce that Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the leading global provider of innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions, has selected the Flightcell DZMx and Guardian Mobility G6 Certus 100 terminal for its S-92 search and rescue (SAR) helicopters operating in Norway. The Flightcell DZMx is an innovative and all-in-one satellite... Read more

Bell delivers 412EPXs to two Southern California County Sheriffs

Bell delivers 412EPXs to two Southern California County Sheriffs

27-Feb-2024Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the successful deliveries of three SUBARU Bell 412EPXs, two to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and one to San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, during HAI Heli Expo 2024. “Bell is thrilled to partner with both San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department as... Read more

Enstrom picks Genesys autopilot for Enstrom 480B

Enstrom picks Genesys autopilot for Enstrom 480B

27-Feb-2024Source: Enstrom

Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog company, announced today that it is working with Enstrom Helicopter Corporation to install and certify the latest generation Genesys Helicopter Autopilot in the Enstrom 480B. The 3-axis VFR autopilot is scheduled for completion and availability for OEM factory fit and aftermarket retrofit by the end of 2024. Interested customers can have... Read more

Enstrom Adds Air Conditioning to 280FX and F28F Helicopters

Enstrom Adds Air Conditioning to 280FX and F28F Helicopters

27-Feb-2024Source: Enstrom

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Kelly Aerospace Thermal Systems to provide air conditioning for Enstrom 280FX and F28F helicopters. The state-of-the-art all-electric system will be STC’d by Kelly and available for installation in factory new aircraft as well as for field installation. “Air conditioning has been high on... Read more

TrustFlight adds Traxxall Integration to maintenance and flight ops

TrustFlight adds Traxxall Integration to maintenance and flight ops

27-Feb-2024Source: TrustFlight

TrustFlight, a technology innovator focused on digitization of the aviation industry, today announced a new integration with JSSI’s Traxxall, an aircraft maintenance tracking and inventory system. The integration brings flight operations and maintenance teams closer through TrustFlight’s leading Electronic Logbook (ELB) software. ​ “At TrustFlight, we place a significant importance on developing integrations that lead to improved data... Read more

David Smith – New CEO at Robinson arrives from Bell

David Smith – New CEO at Robinson arrives from Bell

27-Feb-2024Source: HeliHub.com

Robinson Helicopter Co, founded by the late Frank Robinson, and led more recently by his son Kurt, has a new President/CEO. The California based OEM is now led by David Smith, a 18 year veteran of Textron with most of his time spent in Bell, along with nearly five years at sister company TRU Simulation,... Read more

Rain and Sikorsky demo wildfire response with autonomous Black Hawk

Rain and Sikorsky demo wildfire response with autonomous Black Hawk

27-Feb-2024Source: Rain

Rain, a leader in aerial wildfire containment technology, and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company specializing in advanced rotorcraft, completed flight tests in late 2023 demonstrating how an autonomous helicopter carrying water can be quickly launched to suppress a wildland fire in its very early stage. Rain and Sikorsky collaborated to perform the integrated flight demonstrations at... Read more

Metro Aviation continues to see increase in law enforcement completions

Metro Aviation continues to see increase in law enforcement completions

27-Feb-2024Source: Metro Aviation

The number of law enforcement aircraft completed by Metro Aviation has tripled over the last three years.  The company’s reputation for excellence in helicopter completions, safety, and customer service has led to an increasingly growing number of law enforcement and government agencies seeking out Metro for their completion needs. “The word is out for what Metro has... Read more

CITIC Offshore Helicopter leases two S92s and an EC225 from Milestone

CITIC Offshore Helicopter leases two S92s and an EC225 from Milestone

27-Feb-2024Source: Milestone

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, today announced that it has signed lease agreements for three heavy helicopters with CITIC Offshore Helicopter Company Limited (“COHC”). The agreements include the placement of two Sikorsky S-92 helicopters and one Airbus H225 helicopter, all of which are configured for offshore passenger transport... Read more

Coptersafety premieres documentary short film about helicopter pilots

Coptersafety premieres documentary short film about helicopter pilots

27-Feb-2024Source: Coptersafety

Coptersafety premieres “From the Ground Up” – a captivating documentary short film about helicopter pilots – at HAI Heli-Expo 2024. Editor note – this is not “new” as Coptersafety issued a press release about this film in October 2023.   “I grew up moving around the world for my father’s career in aviation, and helicopters have... Read more

Robinson launches video series

Robinson launches video series

27-Feb-2024Source: Robinson

Robinson Helicopter Company (RHC), a global leader in civilian rotorcraft, releases the first two episodes in its new video series, ‘Climb Higher,’ highlighting how customers and operators around the world utilize Robinson helicopters for their unique missions. The series features the indispensable role that Robinson helicopters play in bridging the gaps between people, places, and... Read more

HAI partners with Truth Data Insights on Flight Data Monitoring Services

HAI partners with Truth Data Insights on Flight Data Monitoring Services

27-Feb-2024Source: HAI

As a new benefit to members, HAI has partnered with Truth Data Insights, the leading helicopter flight data monitoring (FDM) service provider.  Flight Data Monitoring is a flight safety program that routinely analyzes aircraft flight data (speeds, altitudes, pitch/bank angles etc.) with the intent to find areas of risk and create learning opportunities for a... Read more

Spectrolab introduces new airborne searchlight at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024

Spectrolab introduces new airborne searchlight at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024

27-Feb-2024Source: Spectrolab

Spectrolab, Inc. is introducing its newest Nightsun® airborne searchlight at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024 in Anaheim this week. The Nightsun® SXP-10 features a new innovative searchlight design which builds on more than 50 years of high intensity searchlight design and manufacturing heritage. State-of-the-art solid-state Laser Excited Phosphorus (LEP) lighting technology was combined with the latest in... Read more

HSI delivers completed H125 to Florida Keys Mosquito Control District

HSI delivers completed H125 to Florida Keys Mosquito Control District

27-Feb-2024Source: HSI

One of the nation’s leading helicopter sales and support companies has recently delivered on a completion contract with Florida Keys Mosquito Control District (FKMCD). Helicopter Services Inc. (HSI) of Spring, Texas, announced finishing aircraft completion services for the agency’s new Airbus H125 helicopter, which will help protect residents in south Florida from the dangers brought by... Read more

StandardAero expands Rolls-Royce M250 MRO offerings

StandardAero expands Rolls-Royce M250 MRO offerings

27-Feb-2024Source: StandardAero

StandardAero, a leading provider of Rolls-Royce M250 helicopter engine MRO services, has expanded its service offerings to raise the standard of service excellence the company provides to operators around the globe. StandardAero has invested in maintaining the largest pool of rental and exchange engines/modules of any provider in the Rolls-Royce FIRST Network.  StandardAero has also... Read more

Major investors expect first eVTOL routes to be operational by 2026

Major investors expect first eVTOL routes to be operational by 2026

27-Feb-2024

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, publishes new global research* that indicates global investors are anticipating the first commercial passenger routes of electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft to be operational in the... Read more

Future UK military helicopter reaches next competition stage

Future UK military helicopter reaches next competition stage

27-Feb-2024Source: UK MoD

The next stage of the New Medium Helicopter (NMH) Programme has been announced by the Minister for Defence Procurement, James Cartlidge, today. The NMH Programme is an initiative to acquire a modern medium-lift support helicopter, which will deliver up to five rotary wing requirements using a single aircraft-type. This means that the platform will be... Read more

Columbia Helicopters Finalizing CH-47D Foresight MX HUMS STC

Columbia Helicopters Finalizing CH-47D Foresight MX HUMS STC

27-Feb-2024Source: Columbia Helicopters

Columbia Helicopters (Heli Expo Booth #3708) and GPMS International (Booth #3016) have completed design, manufacturing, and installation in support of obtaining an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for Foresight MX on the CH-47D platform. Foresight MX stands as the sole predictive Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) available to CH-47D operators, offering an integrated suite... Read more

Astronautics AeroSync Mission available for all helicopter platforms

Astronautics AeroSync Mission available for all helicopter platforms

27-Feb-2024Source: Astronautics

Astronautics Corporation of America announces the global launch of its Federal Aviation Administration technical standard order approved AeroSync Mission connectivity system as an aftermarket solution for all Part 27 and 29 helicopters. AeroSync Mission provides helicopter operators an in-air and on-ground, Wi-Fi and cellular hotspot that supports a variety of use cases, including connecting air... Read more

Airwolf Aerospace releases new charger for Airwolf Lithium-Ion Battery Installations

Airwolf Aerospace releases new charger for Airwolf Lithium-Ion Battery Installations

27-Feb-2024Source: Airwolf Aerospace

Airwolf Aerospace announced that the company has attained FAA STC approval for the installation of True Blue Power® TB17 Lithium-ion STC kits for the Airbus H125/AS350, AS355, EC-120, H130/EC130, Bell 206A/B, 206L/L1/L3/L4, Enstrom 480B, Hiller UH-12E and MD 369/500 helicopters and the True Blue Power® TB20 battery in H125/AS350, AS355 helicopters. Operators of these aircraft... Read more

Alpine Aerotech Selected for Phenix Solutions Ultra 2XL Exhaust

Alpine Aerotech Selected for Phenix Solutions Ultra 2XL Exhaust

27-Feb-2024Source: Alpine Aerotech

Alpine Aerotech LP and Phenix Solutions Inc. are pleased to announce its partnership in the design, and manufacture of an Exhaust Duct for the Ultra 2XL Heavy Lift VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) UAS (Unmanned Aerial System). Alpine Aerotech has 30 years of experience in the design, and certification of air management components for major... Read more

Guardian Mobility will display G6 Terminal at Heli-Expo 2024

Guardian Mobility will display G6 Terminal at Heli-Expo 2024

27-Feb-2024Source: Guardian Mobility

Guardian Mobility is on quite the trajectory entering 2024.  The company is expanding its product line and received Iridium certification for both its G6 and G6-S terminals. The G6 is the world’s first and only truly mid-band bi-directional 88/88 Kbps terminal in an all-in-one design.  The terminal ensures maximum user experience in end-to-end connectivity.  The... Read more

Astronautics selected by Nova Systems for secure airborne mission system

Astronautics selected by Nova Systems for secure airborne mission system

27-Feb-2024Source: Astronautics

Astronautics Corporation of America’s AeroSync Max, a wireless air-ground communications system (AGCS), has been selected by Nova Systems for more than 20 additional installations on its airborne C4ISR mission systems solution for Leonardo AW139/189 and Sikorsky S-92 helicopters deployed in a search and rescue (SAR) role with customers in Europe. For the Nova Systems application,... Read more

PAC International returns to Heli-Expo 2024

PAC International returns to Heli-Expo 2024

27-Feb-2024Source: PAC International

Paradigm Aerospace Corporation (PAC) International will be at HAI HELI-EXPO in Anaheim, February 27 – 29. Members of the PAC team will be at the Metro Aviation Booth #2922. With more than 45 years of experience, PAC delivers high-quality services that exceed requirements and expectations. The company is a Bell Customer Service      Facility and  offers completions and services for Airbus, Leonardo, MD,... Read more

Enstrom expands partnership with Airwolf Aerospace, offering new lithium-ion battery option

Enstrom expands partnership with Airwolf Aerospace, offering new lithium-ion battery option

27-Feb-2024Source: Enstrom

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is expanding its relationship with Airwolf Aerospace, adding a supplemental type certificate (STC) for the installation of True Blue Power® TB17 Lithium-ion batteries. This option will be available for all Enstrom 480B model helicopters. Airwolf Aerospace has acted as a trusted, long-time supplier for Enstrom, providing the main rotor Tension Torsion straps for... Read more

Spectrum Aeromed Announces Expansion of Engineering Department

Spectrum Aeromed Announces Expansion of Engineering Department

27-Feb-2024Source: Spectrum Aeromed

Spectrum Aeromed, a leading global provider of air ambulance solutions, is excited to announce a significant expansion of its engineering department. The expansion will provide new engineering offices and meeting space to its facility located at the Hector International Airport in Fargo, North Dakota. This strategic development emphasizes the company’s focus on innovation and quality,... Read more

FAA approves Airwolf STC for True Blue Power® TB20 batteries in Airbus H125, AS350, AS355

FAA approves Airwolf STC for True Blue Power® TB20 batteries in Airbus H125, AS350, AS355

27-Feb-2024Source: Airwolf Aerospace

Airwolf Aerospace has received FAA STC approval SR04644CH for the installation of True Blue Power® TB20 Lithium-ion battery in Airbus H125/AS350, and AS355 helicopters. The STC approval for the TB20 Lithium-ion battery follows Airwolf’s recent STC approval of TB17 Lithium-ion STC kits for Airbus H125/AS350, AS355, EC-120, H130/EC130, Bell 206A/B, 206L/L1/L3/L4, Enstrom 480B, Hiller UH-12E... Read more

Schweizer expands in-house overhaul services

Schweizer expands in-house overhaul services

27-Feb-2024Source: Schweizer

Schweizer is pleased to announce it is expanding factory overhaul services under its FAA Part 145 Repair Station certification to help reduce customers’ costs. New services now available for the S300C, S300CBi, and S333 helicopters include overhauls of main and tail rotor gearboxes, landing gear dampeners, and actuators. “Schweizer customers are asking for ways to... Read more

Moog Upgrades UH-60L with Genesys Avionics Suite

Moog Upgrades UH-60L with Genesys Avionics Suite

27-Feb-2024Source: Genesys Aerosystems

Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog company, announced that it is working with XP Services, a Tullahoma, TN based company specializing in aircraft modernization and refurbishment, to add the UH-60L model to its Black Hawk Alpha model STC for Moog’s Genesys Avionics Suite. As part of the STC, the avionics suite will interface with GE -701D engines.... Read more

GPMS selected by Airbus to expand HUMS offerings

GPMS selected by Airbus to expand HUMS offerings

27-Feb-2024Source: GPMS

Airbus Helicopters and GPMS International have signed an agreement on HUMS covering the H125 series, H130, EC135, EC145 and AS332 models. Customers using GPMS’s Foresight MX have already benefited from powerful, predictive HUMS. With this agreement, customers can now seamlessly share data with Airbus Helicopters and optionally enroll in Airbus’s FlyScan Service to improve remote support and gain powerful proactive monitoring with maintenance... Read more

Leonardo VxR simulator debuts at Heli-Expo

Leonardo VxR simulator debuts at Heli-Expo

27-Feb-2024

At HAI HELI-EXPO 2024, Leonardo will exhibit its new Virtual and Extended Reality Simulator (VxR) for the first time with its motion system. Officially launched at Heli-Expo 2023, the full-scale system featuring a cockpit, motion, and instructor console is now on display on Leonardo’s Stand (6031) and is available for demos. The Virtual Extended Reality... Read more

Astronautics to make AeroSync comms available on Airbus H125

Astronautics to make AeroSync comms available on Airbus H125

27-Feb-2024Source: Astronautics

Astronautics Corporation of America’s AeroSync Mission miniature wireless airborne communication system (mini-WACS) is the line-fit connectivity solution for Airbus Helicopters’ new production H125 and H130 rotorcraft.  It will be available second semester 2024 for retrofit with an Airbus service bulletin for Airbus H125 from S/N 9112. Astronautics’ AeroSync Mission is a secure, integrated, wireless data... Read more

Entrol delivers Bell 505 simulators to CAE for USAF training

Entrol delivers Bell 505 simulators to CAE for USAF training

27-Feb-2024Source: Entrol

Entrol has delivered three Bell 505 configured simulators to CAE Defense & Security in support of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Rotary Wing (IFT-R), Introductory Flight Training at the CAE Dothan Training Center. Entrol was subcontracted to deliver two H1000 Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) devices with the Bell 505 configuration and one Bell 505-based... Read more

Sikorsky Australia’s Apprenticeship Scheme Grows Aviation Talent Pipeline

Sikorsky Australia’s Apprenticeship Scheme Grows Aviation Talent Pipeline

27-Feb-2024

Sikorsky Australia, a Lockheed Martin Company, is continuing its commitment to expand Australia’s aviation industrial workforce in 2024 by growing its apprenticeship numbers year on year. In 2024, Sikorsky Australia welcomed five new apprentices into the program, which now totals 16 apprentices, representing nearly 20% of the technical workforce and an annual investment of over... Read more

StandardAero enters 40th Year supporting Airbus Helicopter dynamic components MRO Services

StandardAero enters 40th Year supporting Airbus Helicopter dynamic components MRO Services

27-Feb-2024Source: StandardAero

StandardAero’s Airbus helicopter dynamic components MRO facility, located in Richmond, BC, Canada, recently celebrated the company’s 40th year of supporting Airbus Helicopter dynamic components services.  The facility is a full-fledged, D Level rated, MRO shop, supported by Airbus factory trained technicians covering all MRO, VDI and BBOV disciplines for servicing Airbus helicopters. The Richmond site offers... Read more

ABS reports delivery of over 2,500 StartStick GPU units

ABS reports delivery of over 2,500 StartStick GPU units

27-Feb-2024Source: ABS

The popular StartStick line of portable ground power units (GPU) has found utilization with a growing range of leading global aircraft models. Aviation Battery Systems (ABS), manufacturer of the StartStick, reports that over the past year, operators of Airbus H145 and H135, Leonardo Helicopters AW139, NH-90, AW169, Bell 412EPX and 429 as well as some of the... Read more

MD Helicopters adds Authorized Service Center in Kenya

MD Helicopters adds Authorized Service Center in Kenya

27-Feb-2024Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, LLC (MDH) (HAI HELI-EXPO 2024, booth #4022) is proud to announce the addition of Helint of Kenya, Africa, to its network of Authorized Service Centers (ASC). Helint becomes the first ASC in the East African region, solidifying MDH’s commitment to providing exceptional service to its customers across the globe. Helint boasts a proven track record... Read more

Recoil Aerospace Nears STC Approval for T1000-E Wildfire Suppression System

Recoil Aerospace Nears STC Approval for T1000-E Wildfire Suppression System

27-Feb-2024Source: Recoil Aerospace

Recoil Aerospace is on the brink of a major milestone as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) nears final approval for the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) of its groundbreaking T1000-E Wildfire Suppression System. Following months of rigorous testing and evaluation, Recoil Aerospace anticipates STC approval for the T1000-E system, signaling a significant advancement in aerial firefighting technology. “We... Read more

Blade to present at Baird 2024 Vehicle, Technology and Mobility Conference

Blade to present at Baird 2024 Vehicle, Technology and Mobility Conference

27-Feb-2024Source: Blade

Blade Air Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLDE, “Blade” or the “Company”), a technology-powered air mobility platform, today announced that Management will present at the Baird’s 2024 Vehicle, Technology and Mobility Conference on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 1:40 pm ET. A webcast of the event will be available at the link here. A replay will be available... Read more

Lilium Gears Up for Production of Electric Propulsion Units

Lilium Gears Up for Production of Electric Propulsion Units

27-Feb-2024Source: Lilium

Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, announced today that it has started installation of state-of-the-art assembly equipment for the serial production of the Lilium Jet’s propulsion units. Prototype Lilium Jet propulsion units are due to start coming off the new line in Q2 2024, to be... Read more

Boost Systems expands mission equipment offering

Boost Systems expands mission equipment offering

27-Feb-2024

Boost Systems, known as the global leader in fully certified Human External Cargo Systems, Personal Carrying Device Systems and related Training Services continues to expand their mission equipment product lines.  At this years Heli-Expo, BOOST Systems is pleased to display their modern, light weight, next generation Aerial Wash System. “With the latest available technologies, there... Read more

HAI rebrands itself as VAI, Heli-Expo to become Verticon

HAI rebrands itself as VAI, Heli-Expo to become Verticon

27-Feb-2024Source: VAI

In response to the needs of the rapidly expanding vertical aviation industry, Vertical Aviation International (VAI) is the new identity and name for Helicopter Association International (HAI). As the trade association representing the global vertical aviation industry, VAI is open to all manufacturers, operators, suppliers and vendors, pilots and maintenance technicians, and aviation professionals who... Read more

EASA Certifies Meeker Aviation EC145 C2/D2 & D3 Step Mount

EASA Certifies Meeker Aviation EC145 C2/D2 & D3 Step Mount

26-Feb-2024Source: Meeker Aviation

Meeker Aviation, a leading provider of aircraft payload mounts, today announced that it has received EASA approval for its Utility Step Mount for all models of the Airbus H145 aircraft, including the newest D3 variant. This Utility Step Mount has already received FAA and Transport Canada certification. “Our very popular H145/BK117 Utility Step Mount provides... Read more

Vita Aerospace details Heli-Expo 2024 offering

Vita Aerospace details Heli-Expo 2024 offering

26-Feb-2024Source: Vita Inclinata

Vita AerospaceTM, part of Vita Inclinata Technologies, an innovator in intelligent lifting solutions for rescue crews and other field safety applications, unveils today the new PELICAN Rapid Extraction Device (R.E.D.), a full-capture hybrid rescue product, developed by Air Rescue Systems® (ARS), alongside its expanded training program. The company is showcasing these groundbreaking advancements for the... Read more

StandardAero begins installing Thales 4-axis autopilot on Airbus H125

StandardAero begins installing Thales 4-axis autopilot on Airbus H125

26-Feb-2024Source: StandardAero

In partnership with Thales, StandardAero is pleased to begin providing kits and installations of the world’s first full 4-axis autopilot specifically engineered for H125 helicopters, starting this June.  The company is currently taking orders for kits and reservations for production slots. Based on Thales’ Compact Autopilot System, this new solution, commercially known as StableLight, is... Read more

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