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Air Maestro and Spidertracks Announce Strategic Merge

Air Maestro and Spidertracks Announce Strategic Merge

13-Jun-2023Source: Spidertracks

Arcadea Group, a growth-oriented, long-hold investor in vertical SaaS businesses, is thrilled to announce the strategic merger of Air Maestro and Spidertracks. Air Maestro, a leading SaaS provider of critical safety management systems, flight operations, and training solutions, has been supporting aviation operators since 2005. Its comprehensive Operational and Safety Management System is trusted by... Read more

China’s first helicopter flight using sustainable aviation fuel

China’s first helicopter flight using sustainable aviation fuel

13-Jun-2023Source: Airbus Helicopters

An Airbus H125 helicopter belonging to State Grid Space Technology Co., Ltd (SGST) has successfully used sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for a flight demonstration at Hefei Shiwan Airport in China. This is the first helicopter flight using SAF in China, marking an important milestone in the development of low-carbon aviation in Chinese aeronautics. The H125, which is... Read more

Loft Dynamics hires new CFO

Loft Dynamics hires new CFO

12-Jun-2023Source: Loft Dynamics

Loft Dynamics today announced that Jean Auclair has joined the company’s leadership team as their new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Jean, an experienced CPA and CFO, previously led the financial affairs of numerous innovative companies. Jean’s appointment will help Loft Dynamics with their increased global expansion. This expansion, and their recent rebranding from VRM Switzerland... Read more

Optima Aero buys the assets of Uniflight Global

Optima Aero buys the assets of Uniflight Global

12-Jun-2023Source: Optima Aero

Optima Aero, a global leader specializing in the supply of refurbished helicopter parts and engines, has entered into an agreement with Uniflight Global LLC, a significant player in the American aftermarket sector, to buy its assets located in Grand Prairie, Texas. The creation of Optima Aero USA aligns with the growth strategy of the Canadian... Read more

VFS Announces Winners of Design-Build-Vertical Flight Student Competition

VFS Announces Winners of Design-Build-Vertical Flight Student Competition

12-Jun-2023Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society today announces the winners of its third annual Design-Build-Vertical Flight (DBVF) Student Competition. Auburn University took first place, University of Maryland took second and McGill University took third:     Place University Location Team Cash Prize 1st Auburn University Auburn, Alabama, USA Vehicle Systems, Dynamics & Design Laboratory (VSDDL) $2,000 2nd... Read more

TriState CareFlight participates in Annual Water Rescue Training

TriState CareFlight participates in Annual Water Rescue Training

12-Jun-2023Source: Air Methods

Where seconds make all the difference in saving a life, the TriState CareFlight team trains regularly with first responders to be prepared to meet any emergent situation, no matter the time of year, for both residents and visitors. With boating season in full swing, the TriState CareFlight team collaborated with multiple law enforcement, fire, and... Read more

HITGlobal partners with Phyll Technology Innovation to train TAI engineers

HITGlobal partners with Phyll Technology Innovation to train TAI engineers

12-Jun-2023Source: HITGlobal

HITGLOBAL with our partner in the region Phyll Technology Innovation were chosen to train TAI engineers in the following courses: Bell 412 Overhaul, Advanced Field Maintenance, and Bell 412 EP to Epi Differences. HTIGlobal and Phyll International Thank our customer TAI for contracting us to train their technical staff. TAI is Thailand’s aircraft repair and... Read more

4 Senators introduce bipartisan Bill to renew and expand limitations on drones

4 Senators introduce bipartisan Bill to renew and expand limitations on drones

9-Jun-2023Source: Homeland Security

U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Ron Johnson (R-WI), Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) and John Hoeven (R-ND) introduced bipartisan legislation to significantly enhance our nation’s ability to counter the security threats posed by unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly known as drones. The bill will renew and expand existing authorities – which are... Read more

XTEND acquires drone inspection specialists Performance Rotors

XTEND acquires drone inspection specialists Performance Rotors

9-Jun-2023Source: XTEND

XTEND – the developer of XOS, a human-guided autonomous operating system that is revolutionizing ‘human to machine’ interaction, has acquired Performance Rotors, the Singapore-based leading drone inspection specialists, in a move that will boost XTEND’s ability to offer human-guided, remote interactive operations in a range of inspection scenarios, and grow its global business. Financial terms of the transaction... Read more

UAVOS to supply autonomous helicopters to Bayant

UAVOS to supply autonomous helicopters to Bayant

9-Jun-2023Source: UAVOS

UAVOS Inc. has been selected by Bayanat, a leading provider of AI-powered geospatial solutions, to deliver its Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) for a wide variety of applications including aerial photography and perimeter control. The UAS consists of two UVH 25EL unmanned autonomous helicopters powered by electric motors, a ground control station and various sensor payloads... Read more

Valmont Records Longest BVLOS Flight on the Wings of T‑Mobile 5G

Valmont Records Longest BVLOS Flight on the Wings of T‑Mobile 5G

9-Jun-2023Source: T-Mobile

Valmont completed an industry-first, unmanned 77-mile beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone operation, enabled by T-Mobile 5G. Why it matters: BVLOS flights are taking off (literally!) thanks to their ability to reach remote or inaccessible areas more efficiently and quickly collect and share data.By leveraging the nation’s largest and fastest 5G network, drones equipped with... Read more

India Conducts Asia’s 1st Performance-Based Navigation For Helicopters

India Conducts Asia’s 1st Performance-Based Navigation For Helicopters

8-Jun-2023Source: NDTV

India conducted Asia’s first demonstration of performance-based navigation for helicopters for a flight from Juhu to Pune using GAGAN satellite technology. In a tweet on Wednesday, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said it is a fine example of the “Indian aviation sector blazing a trail in innovation!”. See Full Story.... Read more

Advantage Aviation Technologies Welcomes New Director of Business Development

Advantage Aviation Technologies Welcomes New Director of Business Development

8-Jun-2023Source: Advantage Aviation Technologies

Advantage Aviation Technologies (AAT) is pleased to announce the hiring of Chad Duval as Director of Business Development. Chad has an extensive background in commercial aviation, repairs, machining, and parts manufacturing. For the past eight years, Chad was Regional Manager at Herber Aircraft Services, responsible for developing and maintaining good standing relationships with strategic aerospace... Read more

Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance collaborates with Everdrone

Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance collaborates with Everdrone

8-Jun-2023Source: Everdrone

Everdrone, a leading provider of autonomous drone solutions and Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) are proud to announce an innovative collaboration to initiate implementation of Everdrone First on Scene Grid™ technology in the UK to help save lives in sudden medical emergencies. The aim of the collaboration is to enable KSS to expand... Read more

HAI Issues Call to Action on Proposed ATMPs

HAI Issues Call to Action on Proposed ATMPs

8-Jun-2023Source: HAI

In response to the US National Park Service’s (NPS) severe curtailment of air tours over national park lands, Helicopter Association International (HAI) is calling on its members and allies to show their support for America’s air tour industry. Both the NPS and the FAA are seeking public feedback on draft Air Tour Management Plans (ATMPs)... Read more

Luxaviation unveils with focus on eco-friendly charter travel management

Luxaviation unveils with focus on eco-friendly charter travel management

8-Jun-2023Source: Luxaviation Group

Luxaviation Group, one of the largest private aircraft operators in the world headquartered in Luxembourg, is proud to announce the successful launch of its new app enabling live charter travel management. The Luxaviation App is the next step in Luxaviation’s commitment to creating a seamless travel experience for their customers, while focusing on eco-friendly charter... Read more

UK CAA launches active carbon monoxide detector survey

UK CAA launches active carbon monoxide detector survey

8-Jun-2023Source: UK CAA

The UK Civil Aviation Authority is launching a survey on the use of active carbon monoxide (CO) detectors for members of the General Aviation (GA) community in the UK. Feedback gathered through this survey will help to shape the future use of these devices and how they could be used in piston engine aircraft. Evidence... Read more

Starspeed selects H145D3 Flight Training Device from RS Flight Systems

Starspeed selects H145D3 Flight Training Device from RS Flight Systems

8-Jun-2023Source: RS Flight Systems

Starspeed ATO (Authorised Training Organisation) has a proven track record in helicopter training for all pilots for more than a decade. After a comprehensive market analysis, Starspeed selected the F-light Line to enhance its pilot training programmes and provide students with a more immersive learning experience. “This leading-edge technology is set to revolutionise pilot training”,... Read more

Garmin announces FAA certification of GI275 EFI  for Bell 407 and R66

Garmin announces FAA certification of GI275 EFI for Bell 407 and R66

7-Jun-2023Source: Garmin

Garmin (NYSE: GRMN) announced Supplemental Type Certification (STC) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the GI 275 electronic flight instrument in Bell 407 and Robinson R66 helicopters. A powerful solution for helicopter owners and operators, the GI 275 is a scalable, cost-conscious approach to an avionics upgrade that is a direct replacement for a variety... Read more

VPorts embarks on certification process for Dubai vertiport

VPorts embarks on certification process for Dubai vertiport

7-Jun-2023Source: VPorts

VPorts, the world leader in the design, construction and operation of advanced air mobility (AAM) infrastructure, has initiated the certification process for its vertiports as part of the world’s first AAM integrator centre at the Mohammed bin Rashid Aerospace Hub (MBRAH) in Dubai South. Construction of the vertiports will start in 2024. “We are extremely... Read more

Supernal and TruWeather to Introduce Real-Time Forecasting to AAM Ecosystem

Supernal and TruWeather to Introduce Real-Time Forecasting to AAM Ecosystem

7-Jun-2023Source: Supernal

Supernal LLC (the Company) announced a minority investment in TruWeather Solutions to leverage its weather data analytics and forecasting technology in Supernal’s electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle and operations testing. Weather forecasting is the latest aspect of the vast Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) ecosystem that Supernal is addressing in tandem to developing its eVTOL... Read more

Rotorcorp awarded 2023 Presidential Award for Export Achievement

Rotorcorp awarded 2023 Presidential Award for Export Achievement

7-Jun-2023Source: Rotorcorp

Rotorcorp, the largest reseller of parts, engines, and overhaul kits for Robinson helicopters, was named as one of eleven 2023 winners of the President’s “E” Award for Exports by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Rotorcorp is the only company from Georgia to be recognized for this prestigious honor. Created in 1961 by an Executive Order of... Read more

TracPlus Launches New iOS App

TracPlus Launches New iOS App

6-Jun-2023Source: TracPlus

TracPlus, a leading provider of real-time tracking and communication solutions, is thrilled to announce the release of its highly anticipated TracPlus iOS app. This latest release marks a significant milestone for the company, showcasing its commitment to customer satisfaction and continuous improvement. The TracPlus iOS app leverages the latest in Apple technologies and has been... Read more

Bell signs First 407GXi Purchase Agreement in Turkey

Bell signs First 407GXi Purchase Agreement in Turkey

6-Jun-2023Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the signed purchase agreement for the first Bell 407GXi in Turkey, to Turkish customer Sancak Air. This aircraft will join its fleet which includes a Bell 430 and a 206. “We are proud to purchase the first Bell 407GXi in Turkey,” said Mustafa Bayrak, CEO,... Read more

Bristow Releases Second Sustainability Report

Bristow Releases Second Sustainability Report

6-Jun-2023Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) released its second Sustainability Report, expanding upon the achievements outlined in last year’s inaugural report, further demonstrating the Company’s commitment to responsible growth and environmental stewardship, highlighting its role as a sustainability leader within the vertical lift industry. “Sustainability means striking the right balance between our economic, social, and environmental... Read more

Police Aviation News – June 2023 Edition

Police Aviation News – June 2023 Edition

5-Jun-2023Source: Police Aviation News

The June 2023 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here. HeliHub.com is providing an external link.  Police Aviation News is responsible for the content of their monthly newsletter... Read more

Tabula acquires of CLASS Software

Tabula acquires of CLASS Software

5-Jun-2023Source: Tabula

Tabula (formerly known as TracMap), leading provider of aviation GPS guidance and job management systems, has announced partnership with and future acquisition of the CLASS software from MAP Computer Systems. MAP Computer Systems and their flagship product CLASS have been supporting the Job Management needs of the Aerial Application Industry for 25 years. The software... Read more

LifeFlight to benefit from record Queensland state funding

LifeFlight to benefit from record Queensland state funding

5-Jun-2023Source: LifeFlight Australia

The largest funding injection in LifeFlight Australia’s history will see the Queensland Government invest an additional $586.1 million in the aeromedical service over the next decade, it was announced today. “Our government is committed to providing free, world class health care no matter where you live in Queensland,” Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said. The record funding arrangement... Read more

Eagle Copters supplies 6th helicopter to A&P Helicopters

Eagle Copters supplies 6th helicopter to A&P Helicopters

5-Jun-2023Source: Eagle Copters

Eagle Copters Ltd. is proud to supply a 6th Helicopter to A&P Helicopters Inc., since their first purchase from Eagle in 2019. The Eagle Single is the first of its type in their fleet and a valuable addition to their current Bell 407s, an Eagle 407HP, Bell 206 JetRanger, Bell UH-1H Huey, and MD500. A&P... Read more

NHV wins five year contract in Ivory Coast

NHV wins five year contract in Ivory Coast

5-Jun-2023Source: NHV

NHV Côte d’Ivoire SA (NHV), is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a contract from CNR International Côte d’Ivoire SARL to supply helicopter services in support of their offshore operations in Ivory Coast. The contract will begin on June 1, 2023, and will run for a period of five years. NHV will provide helicopter... Read more

Blackcomb Helicopters appoints new President and Accountability Executive

Blackcomb Helicopters appoints new President and Accountability Executive

5-Jun-2023Source: Blackcomb Helicopters

Blackcomb Helicopters (Blackcomb) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Burke as Blackcomb’s new President and Accountable Executive. An advisor and former executive with Blackcomb, Mr. Burke will be rejoining Blackcomb’s team in British Columbia and Alberta to lead the company’s growth strategy. Mr. Burke will oversee the company’s operations in addition to driving... Read more

TracMap is rebranding to Tabula

TracMap is rebranding to Tabula

5-Jun-2023Source: TracMap

TracMap is excited to announce a new chapter in the company’s evolution. TracMap, the technology brand that aviators have come to trust and rely on, is rebranding to Tabula. This change represents the company’s commitment to growth, innovation and delivering even more value to its customers in the agricultural aviation sector. Tabula will continue to... Read more

American Helicopter Museum Features Alternative Fundraising in 2023

American Helicopter Museum Features Alternative Fundraising in 2023

5-Jun-2023Source: The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center

The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) has decided to focus on more diverse activities this year in lieu of its annual November Gala fundraiser. It has increased its monthly offerings to incorporate a variety of opportunities. “This year we want to take the Museum in a different direction regarding our fundraising efforts,” explained... Read more

Devon Air Ambulance Launch VR Helicopter Tour

Devon Air Ambulance Launch VR Helicopter Tour

2-Jun-2023Source: Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) teams up with local business, View It 360 to offer virtual reality tours to the people of Devon. View It 360 supported DAA in the production of a full 360 degree tour of one of the charities lifesaving helicopters, providing incredible insight and access to the cockpit and other areas which... Read more

CCC secures $43M contract with Argentina for Bell

CCC secures $43M contract with Argentina for Bell

2-Jun-2023Source: CCC

CCC is pleased to announce it has secured a $43 million government to government (G2G) contract with the Ministry of Defense of Argentina for six helicopters manufactured by Bell Textron Canada. The G2G contract will allow the Argentine government to replace a fleet of Airbus Allouette aircraft. The Bell 407GXi helicopters will serve in high... Read more

Wingcopter and Siemens Healthineers partner up for lab sample deliveries in Africa

Wingcopter and Siemens Healthineers partner up for lab sample deliveries in Africa

2-Jun-2023Source: Wingcopter

Siemens Healthineers Middle East, Southern & Eastern Africa and Wingcopter GmbH have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop and roll out an integrated drone delivery solution to transport various laboratory diagnostics materials as well as other medical supplies in Africa. The combination of Siemens Healthineers’ Laboratory Diagnostics testing capabilities and Wingcopter’s drone delivery... Read more

ASU Welcomes Army Veteran as NVG Instructor Pilot

ASU Welcomes Army Veteran as NVG Instructor Pilot

2-Jun-2023Source: ASU

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) announced the addition of Mitch McKinstry to their team of NVG Instructor Pilots. “Mitch is no stranger to the industry or ASU, and he brings with him proven NVG experience,” said ASU President Dr. Joe Estrera. “ASU continues to win training contracts worldwide, and his experience and skills are a... Read more

Spaes responds to new EU Regulation 2023/1020 for HEMS Operators

Spaes responds to new EU Regulation 2023/1020 for HEMS Operators

2-Jun-2023Source: SPAES

SPAES, a leading aviation solutions provider, is pleased to announce its latest offering in response to the new Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/1020, which outlines equipment requirements for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) flight operations. As a Part21J and Part21G operation, SPAES is well-positioned to assist operators in meeting the regulatory obligations efficiently. Under the new... Read more

Piasecki acquires former Sikorsky facility in Coatesville

Piasecki acquires former Sikorsky facility in Coatesville

2-Jun-2023Source: Piasecki

Piasecki Aircraft Corporation (PiAC), a pioneer in advanced rotorcraft technology, announced that it has acquired the former Lockheed Martin Sikorsky Heliplex facility in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, which previously served as a production and delivery center for Sikorsky’s S-76 and S-92 helicopters. The company will transform the 219,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility into an advanced R&D center... Read more

Lockheed Martin releases video to celebrate Sikorsky innovation

Lockheed Martin releases video to celebrate Sikorsky innovation

2-Jun-2023Source: Lockheed Martin

Igor Sikorsky came to America as a refugee, led the creation of the rotorcraft industry and spurred engineering progress. After 100 years, the aviation innovation company he created still inspires those who work here. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company released a new video to celebrate the life of the aviation pioneer which began on his May 25,... Read more

US Gov Passes Bill to Advance Domestic Drone Development

US Gov Passes Bill to Advance Domestic Drone Development

1-Jun-2023Source: Science Committee

At a House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology markup, the Committee passed H.R. 3560, the National Drone and Advanced Air Mobility Research and Development Act, with bipartisan support. The bill will provide for a coordinated federal initiative across research and mission agencies to support unmanned aerial systems (UAS) research and development activities and ensure U.S. leadership... Read more

Helicopter Institute Executes Agreement With Dallas CBD Vertiport

Helicopter Institute Executes Agreement With Dallas CBD Vertiport

1-Jun-2023Source: Helicopter Institute

Helicopter Institute is proud to announce our executed lease agreement of the Dallas CBD Vertiport with the city of Dallas. Constructed as the world’s largest urban elevated Heliport/Vertiport, this public-use facility is located in the Central Business District on the south end of the Dallas Convention Center. The Dallas Vertiport has a dual deck, accommodating... Read more

Drone Delivery Canada extends Edmonton Airport drone route

Drone Delivery Canada extends Edmonton Airport drone route

1-Jun-2023Source: Drone Delivery Canada

Drone Delivery Canada Corp. (TSXV: FLT) (OTCQX: TAKOF) (Frankfurt: A3DP5Y) (Frankfurt: ABBA.F) (the “Company” or “DDC”) is pleased to announce, further to its press release dated June 2, 2022, that with the assistance of its sales agent Air Canada (TSX: AC) it has secured a 3-month extension of its award-winning drone delivery services operation at the Edmonton International Airport (“EIA”).... Read more

REACH Adds Blood Products to Elko Flights

REACH Adds Blood Products to Elko Flights

1-Jun-2023Source: REACH Air Medical

REACH Air Medical Services announced that it has made another investment to help save lives in Elko County. The air medical provider will now carry blood products on its Elko-based air medical helicopter. Stacey Ingram, Program Director for REACH, said packed red blood cells are now available to the medical crews to provide to patients... Read more

DRF Luftrettung celebrates 50 years in Greifswald

DRF Luftrettung celebrates 50 years in Greifswald

1-Jun-2023Source: DRF Luftrettung

Bright sunshine accompanied the numerous visitors to the open house of the DRF Luftrettung on Saturday at the air rescue station in Greifswald. Big and small air rescue fans lined up in the queues for the anniversary helicopter, emergency vehicles such as fire engines and ambulances, and the helicopter bouncy castle. Wolfgang Karlstetter, board member of the... Read more

Universal Avionics opens new Toulouse office

Universal Avionics opens new Toulouse office

1-Jun-2023Source: Universal Avionics

Universal Avionics International has opened a new office in Blagnac, France. The company moved from its previous Toulouse office to a larger workspace in the InSitu Business Centre – Pythagoras Residence. The move extends Universal’s capabilities in Europe to meet growing demand in the air transport, business aviation, helicopter, and government/special mission markets. The business residence is in... Read more

Argentina to Acquire Six Bell 407GXi

Argentina to Acquire Six Bell 407GXi

1-Jun-2023Source: Bell

Bell Textron Canada Ltd., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the purchase agreement for six Bell 407GXi helicopters. The government-to-government contract was executed between the Ministry of Defense of Argentina and the Canadian Commercial Corporation. The Bell 407GXi helicopters will be operated by the Argentinean Air Force and Army to assist in Search and Rescue... Read more

Volocopter sign multi-year contract for Swiss-AS Software

Volocopter sign multi-year contract for Swiss-AS Software

31-May-2023Source: Volocopter

Swiss Aviation Software (Swiss-AS) and Volocopter cosigned a landmark multi-year contract for AMOS, Swiss-AS’s maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) software. AMOS will be used to manage Volocopter’s electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft fleet worldwide. Seamless software integration will ensure continued fleet airworthiness, offer aircraft reliability monitoring and analysis, and act as an interface... Read more

Eve Air Mobility Advances its eVTOL testing phase

Eve Air Mobility Advances its eVTOL testing phase

31-May-2023Source: Eve Air Mobility

Eve Air Mobility (“Eve”) (NYSE: EVEX, EVEXW) announced that the company continues to advance its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) testing phase as it continues to make strides toward key program milestones. The various tests performed throughout this phase are part of Eve’s building blocks approach to further enhance the maturity of its technology... Read more

Schiebel Camcopter S-100 monitors ship emissions for EMSA

Schiebel Camcopter S-100 monitors ship emissions for EMSA

31-May-2023Source: Schiebel

Schiebel, under contract to the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), is providing ship emission monitoring for the German Federal Police and Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency using the proven CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS). Embarked on board the patrol vessel “Bamberg”, the S-100 is being employed, day and night, to monitor commercial ship emissions... Read more

Bristow is preferred bidder for Irish Coast Guard Aviation Service

Bristow is preferred bidder for Irish Coast Guard Aviation Service

31-May-2023Source: Bristow

Bristow Ireland Ltd., a subsidiary of Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the leading global provider of innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions, has been announced by the Irish Department of Transport as the preferred bidder for the next Irish Coast Guard (IRCG) search & rescue aviation (SAR) contract. Following the announcement by the Irish Coast... Read more

Odys Aviation to establish regional HQ in Abu Dhabi

Odys Aviation to establish regional HQ in Abu Dhabi

30-May-2023Source: Odys Aviation

The Ministry of Economy has announced that Odys Aviation, a US-based company developing hybrid-electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft designed for both regional distances and short-haul “air taxi” routes, has joined its NextGen FDI program, which provides pioneering businesses in high-potential sectors with the market-entry fundamentals to seamlessly launch and then scale their operations... Read more

Eve Completes Development of its Urban ATM Prototype

Eve Completes Development of its Urban ATM Prototype

30-May-2023Source: Eve Air Mobility

Eve Air Mobility (“Eve”) (NYSE: EVEX; EVEXW) announced today the completion of its Urban Air Traffic Management (Urban ATM) prototype. The prototype focuses on concepts and services essential to supporting the introduction and scalability of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) operations. Eve is now initiating the commercial product development of Urban ATM solutions to ensure UAM’s... Read more

EHAAT creates a Centre for Excellence

EHAAT creates a Centre for Excellence

30-May-2023Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

The pieces are coming together in helping to deliver a step change for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) in enhancing the level of care it delivers, with the announcement of the creation of a Centre for Excellence. Headed up by Project Lead, Dr Gareth Grier, the Centre for Excellence is seen as a pivotal move... Read more

Evfly and Al Shaheen Aviation partner to advance UAE AAM operations

Evfly and Al Shaheen Aviation partner to advance UAE AAM operations

30-May-2023Source: Evfly

Evfly and Al Shaheen Aviation Holding  have signed an MoU to establish a phased approach partnership that promotes effective use of collaboratively developed information and knowledge related to Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) and Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing vehicle (eVTOLs) operations focused in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).... Read more

Leonardo appoints Helitech Asia as AW09 Distributor for Southeast Asia

Leonardo appoints Helitech Asia as AW09 Distributor for Southeast Asia

30-May-2023Source: Leonardo

On the occasion of Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace (LIMA) Exhibition 2023 in Malaysia, Leonardo announced the recent appointment of Helitech Asia PTE LTD as Distributor for its latest generation single-turbine helicopter, the AW09, in Southeast Asia. At Heli-Expo 2023 in USA in March Leonardo had announced preliminary sales contracts for over 50 AW09s with... Read more

Helitrends – How can frequent engine power checks help you understand engine performance

Helitrends – How can frequent engine power checks help you understand engine performance

29-May-2023Source: Helitrends

If you own a helicopter, you’ll already know that repairs and maintenance simply don’t come cheap, and they’re rather not possible to undertake by yourself. If issues are not detected quickly, not only can they cause safety issues and a huge headache, but they can even impact other areas of the helicopter and cost you... Read more

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance taking steps to a greener future

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance taking steps to a greener future

26-May-2023Source: Essex and Herts Air Ambulance

Coinciding with Earth Day on Saturday the 22nd April, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) has released some of the data around the work it is doing on sustainability. Important for the life-saving charity is its commitment, to make the very best choices for the environment, its people and the community. And for the last five... Read more

NMSU selects Air Methods Ascend critical care clinician online education program

NMSU selects Air Methods Ascend critical care clinician online education program

26-May-2023Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the nation’s leading air medical service provider, announced today that New Mexico State University (NMSU) Fire Department has selected the Air Methods Ascend critical care clinician online education program for their volunteer student firefighters. Located in Las Cruces, New Mexico, NMSU Fire Department provides emergency fire, medical, hazardous materials, and confined/technical rescue services... Read more

Entrol releases new Mixed Reality solution for Mission Training

Entrol releases new Mixed Reality solution for Mission Training

26-May-2023Source: Entrol

Entrol releases a new Mixed Reality solution focused on Mission Training that can be used as a visual system for every Entrol device. With this new solution, Entrol reaffirms its will to fulfilling its customer demands by working with the latest technology available in the market and creating new standards for the industry. Mixed Reality... Read more

Plana and Moviation Join Forces to Boost the AAM Ecosystem

Plana and Moviation Join Forces to Boost the AAM Ecosystem

26-May-2023Source: Plana

Plana, a hybrid AAM aircraft developer, revealed that it has entered into a business partnership with moviation, the provider of VONAER services, to foster mutual growth. moviation is a local UAM service startup that introduced its urban air mobility service platform VONAER in February this year. It offers various extra services for user convenience, such... Read more

Leonardo and Weststar celebrate development agreements

Leonardo and Weststar celebrate development agreements

26-May-2023Source: Leonardo

Leonardo and Weststar celebrate technological and commercial development agreements and sustainability milestone At Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition – LIMA, Leonardo and Weststar Aviation Services (Weststar) of Malaysia celebrated technological and commercial development agreements and an important sustainability milestone. Weststar will introduce the AW609 tiltrotor in Malaysia through the operation of one aircraft under... Read more

Lilium signs agreement with Air-Dynamic to serve Switzerland and Italy

Lilium signs agreement with Air-Dynamic to serve Switzerland and Italy

26-May-2023Source: Lilium

Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ: LILM), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet, announced an agreement with Air-Dynamic SA, a Switzerland-based private jet and helicopter company. The firm agreement includes deposit payments to Lilium for delivery of up to five Lilium Jets.   Air-Dynamic SA, a proud supporter of the new generation of electric... Read more

Air Corporate of Italy orders 43 Airbus helicopters at EBACE 2023

Air Corporate of Italy orders 43 Airbus helicopters at EBACE 2023

25-May-2023Source: Airbus Helicopters

Leading Italian business aviation operator Air Corporate has placed a firm order for 43 helicopters from Airbus on the concluding day of EBACE 2023. The helicopters include 40 single-engine helicopters (H125/H130) plus three ACH160s from Airbus Corporate Helicopters in Line configuration with the Lounge package to add to two ACH160s already on order. The contract is the... Read more

Leonardo’s secures new orders of VIP/corporate helicopters at EBACE 2023

Leonardo’s secures new orders of VIP/corporate helicopters at EBACE 2023

25-May-2023Source: Leonardo

Leonardo’s continued success in the UK and Ireland VIP/corporate helicopter market expands as its regional distributor, Sloane, announced orders for one AW109 GrandNew and one AW109 Trekker light twin during an official ceremony held at EBACE 2023 (Geneva, 23-25 May). The contract clearly demonstrates the strong continued market demand in the UK for the popular... Read more

Weststar Acquires 5 AW139 from Leonardo

Weststar Acquires 5 AW139 from Leonardo

25-May-2023Source: Weststar Aviation Services

Weststar Aviation Services, the largest offshore helicopter transportation services provider in Southeast Asia, celebrated significant achievements and milestones at the prestigious Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2023. Renowned for its commitment to sustainability and excellence, Weststar signed a momentous Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with PETRONAS and signed key agreements with Leonardo Helicopter Malaysia,... Read more

Blade to Bring UAM to Jersey City

Blade to Bring UAM to Jersey City

25-May-2023Source: Blade Air Mobility

Blade Air Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLDE, “Blade” or the “Company”), a technology-powered global air mobility platform,  announced that it has entered into an agreement with Newport Helipad LLC (“Newport”) to operate and revitalize the Newport Helistop (91NJ) ( “Helistop”), located in Newport, Jersey City, New Jersey, one of the largest and most successful mixed-use communities... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance named one of the “best places to work”

East Anglian Air Ambulance named one of the “best places to work”

25-May-2023Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) is celebrating national recognition after being named as one of the best places to work in the prestigious Sunday Times awards.   The Sunday Times and WorkL, who are experts in employee experience, have joined forces to recognise the very best organisations with consistently high levels of positive employee experience... Read more

London Oxford Airport ready to be centre for ‘green tech’ sectors

London Oxford Airport ready to be centre for ‘green tech’ sectors

25-May-2023Source: London Oxford Airport

London Oxford Airport, the UK’s fifth-ranked busiest business aviation airport, is pivoting to offer a prospective new centre for innovation and green tech with a proposed new R&D science park at the entrance to the Airport.  While focused on the burgeoning life sciences sector, it states the new facility would also appeal to new Advanced... Read more

Avfuel supports EBACE SAF needs

Avfuel supports EBACE SAF needs

24-May-2023Source: Avfuel

With a leadership position in the sustainable aviation fuel supply chain, Avfuel Corporation (booth N72) took on the SAF needs of OEMs, FBOs and flight departments ahead of the 2023 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition. Avfuel collaborated with three of the industry’s major aircraft original equipment manufacturers—Dassault Falcon Jet, Embraer and Textron—to provide their... Read more

Martin County Fire Rescue selects Air Methods Ascend critical care clinician online education program

Martin County Fire Rescue selects Air Methods Ascend critical care clinician online education program

24-May-2023Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the nation’s leading air medical service provider, announced that Martin County Fire Rescue has selected the Air Methods Ascend critical care clinician online education program for the first responders on their flight team. Located in the southeastern part of the state, Martin County Fire Rescue provides emergency management and medical response, fire suppression... Read more

LifeFlight unveils Australian-first ARC to save animals from floods

LifeFlight unveils Australian-first ARC to save animals from floods

24-May-2023Source: LifeFlight Australia

LifeFlight Australia’s helicopter crews are well known for saving human lives but now they have the capability to safely rescue beloved, furry family members too. In an Australian-first, LifeFlight Engineering has created a purpose-built Animal Rescue Capsule (ARC) which can be used to rescue, winch and transport pets securely from life-threatening situations, such as floods.... Read more

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance marks 10th anniversary

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance marks 10th anniversary

24-May-2023Source: Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) marked its 10th anniversary, reflecting on a decade of life-saving service to communities in every corner of Scotland. Since May 22, 2013, the charity has responded to nearly 5,000 call outs, raised over £50 million and flown nearly half a million miles, saving thousands of lives and impacting on thousands... Read more

Enstrom reviews first year under new ownership

Enstrom reviews first year under new ownership

24-May-2023Source: Enstrom

On May 13, 2022, Chuck Surack, founder of Surack Enterprises, announced the purchase of Enstrom Helicopter Corporation in Menominee, Michigan. To say that a lot has happened at Enstrom in the 12 months since then would be an understatement. “The factory is buzzing with excitement not felt in many years,” said Vice President of Sales... Read more

Zimbabwe purchase of 32 Ansat helicopters – our analysis

Zimbabwe purchase of 32 Ansat helicopters – our analysis

24-May-2023Source: HeliHub.com

With the razzamatazz of a brass band in temperatures approaching 30C, President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe was on hand last week with none other than the Director General of Rostec (parent company of Russian Helicopters) Sergey Chemezov for the handover event for 18 Kazan Ansat helicopters, with a reported 14 more due by the... Read more

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