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Helitrans has 18 Leonardo AW09 helicopters on order, ready to join the fleet.
Helitrans buys up shares in Icelandic rotary firms
March 18, 2023
H125s have accumulated more than 37 million flight hours with more than 5,350 helicopters currently in operation. The H145 has logged six million hours.
Ecocopter places a further order with Airbus Helicopters
March 17, 2023
Created in 2003, Ecocopter is a reference in highly complex aerial work missions in South America. It has ordered a further three H125s and one H145 from Airbus, and these aircraft will be operated in Latam.
Distinctive seats are a feature of the aircraft's interior.
ACH Aston Martin edition receives a design shake-up
March 17, 2023
The refresh on the ACH130 Aston Martin edition features a spectrum of distinctive external schemes illustrating a variety of moods and tastes melded with classic interiors in muted tones and quilted detailing.
Close to 4,200 H125 family helicopters are flying around the world.
Airbus Helicopters teams with Genesys on IFR H125
March 17, 2023
Airbus is targeting certification from major aviation authorities for IFR capability on its H125 rotorcraft, including the FAA, during the second half of 2024, with the first deliveries by the end of that year.
The panels are designed around a Garmin G500H TXi EFIS display.
Enstrom launches all-glass panels
March 17, 2023
New Enstrom instrument panels are designed around a Garmin G500H TXi EFIS display. Replacing traditional flight and navigation instruments, the G500 features a robust and easy-to-use digital flight display.
Westair offers scheduled passenger services under the FlyNamibia brand, as well as aircraft charter, air cargo, ACMI and medical evacuation services.
Weststar joins H&C to expand reach in Europe
March 17, 2023
Helicopter & Cooperation is a joint venture between two prominent aviation companies, Paris-based Avico Group and African-headquartered Westair Aviation. Westair Aviation Services in Asia has joined the company.
Airbus Helicopters and the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation will develop a roadmap toward reducing emergency response time.
Norwegian foundation collaborates with Airbus on eVTOL
March 13, 2023
With more than 40 years of experience in emergency medical response, the Norsk Luftambulanse supports pre-hospital care across the country. It is working alongside Airbus to come up with eVTOL solutions.
Leonardo has signed preliminary sales contracts for over 50 units with several customers worldwide.
Metro instrumental in US launch for the AW09
March 13, 2023
Aero Service Representação, Synerjet Latina in Colombia, Peru and Chile, Helitech Asia, Safomar in South Africa, Diskopsa for Panama and Guatemala, Heliflite in Oceania and Aero Facility in Japan have signed for the AW09.
The Sikorsky rotorcraft will unlock many aviation opportunities.
CSAGA opts for S-92 courtesy of Milestone
March 13, 2023
China Southern Airlines General Aviation has chosen a Sikorsky S-92 that is likely to be deployed on a range of missions including oil and gas, turbine maintenance, power-line patrol, firefighting, SAR, passenger and cargo.
The integration, completed by VIH Aerospace in Victoria, British Columbia on behalf of Omni, features SkyTrac's ISAT-200A onboard server and data acquisition terminal.
Omni teams with VIH and SkyTrac for superior connectivity
March 13, 2023
Omni Helicopters International's S-92, used for SAR off the shores of Guyana, will feature global connectivity through SkyTrac's Iridium Certus satellite system, 4G/LTE cellular and Wi-Fi intelligent connectivity solutions.
SaxonAir's new Embraer Phenom 300.
UK conference delegates plan for a bright future
March 12, 2023
The diverse selection of speakers at the BBGA annual conference are a confident bunch, but some are calling for better communications with the wider community.
The Eagle Single is currently certified in Canada, USA, Australia, Chile, Peru, Indonesia and now Japan.
Single-engine Bell 212 conversion certified in Japan
March 12, 2023
Eagle Copters' team of experts will work with customers to customise and configure the Eagle Single to meet specific mission requirements, making it one of the most versatile helicopters.
Helisul, which operates a range of rotorcraft, can now be assured that it has a robust SMS.
Helisul is first in southern Brazil to pass IS-BAO Stage II
March 10, 2023
Helisul has met the requirements for IS-BAO Stage II. The second stage is intermediate and can be maintained indefinitely, as long as it is renewed every two years. It indicates that security risks are being managed.
UC Health is excited to welcome its new addition.
UC Health turns to Metro for EC145e completion
March 10, 2023
UC Health values the partnership it has with Metro Aviation and attention to detail regarding aviation safety, patient safety and provider workflow. It has entrusted its latest Airbus rotorcraft to the team once more.
The technology in the ACH160 is cutting edge.
Business buyer brings a brace of ACH160s to India
March 10, 2023
A new order in India, the first for any helicopter in the H160 range in the region, reinforces Airbus Corporate Helicopters' commitment to the Indian market, where already more than 120 Airbus helicopters are flying.
The AW139 is already deployed on a wide range of missions in Australasia.
Three Australian operators plump for Leonardo's AW139
March 10, 2023
Two new AW139 helicopters ordered by Babcock will carry out a range of HEMS, SAR and inter-hospital patient transport missions on behalf of an undisclosed client. CQ Rescue and StarFlight have also signed for the type.
The Bell 407GXi is kitted out with the new Rolls-Royce M250-C47E/4 turbine engine.
Zeus says Bell 407GXi will be a valuable addition
March 7, 2023
With more than six million flight hours and nearly 1,500 Bell 407s across six continents, the aircraft sets high standards for single-engine aircraft. Zeus, an Irish packaging company, is excited to take delivery of one.
Ashley Namihas, Textron Aviation Regional Sales Director accepts the award on behalf of Tom Perry.
BBGA marks the achievements of Cessna's Perry
March 7, 2023
In an industry that certainly has the odd shark or charlatan, there are fortunately a few of the old guard that set the benchmark for how aircraft sales ought to be - so says James Dillon Godfray of Tom Perry.
Jung Sky's own staff can now tend to its fleet of Citations.
Ambitious Jung Sky sets in-house maintenance targets
March 5, 2023
Besides launching line maintenance for third parties and in-house maintenance activities for its own fleet, Jung Sky plans more line maintenance stations, plus a base maintenance station at Varazdin Airport in Croatia.
A warm welcome awaits aboard Volato's HondaJets.
No monthly fees for innovative Volato HondaJet programme
March 3, 2023
The HondaJet is optimised for 80 per cent of all private flights in the US, flying four passengers up to 2.5 hours with more leg room than other jets in its category. Volato offers up to 40 under a new no fee initiative.
The Phenom 300 series is in operation in 36 countries and has accumulated nearly one million, eight hundred thousand flight hours.
GAMA figures show favourable year for Textron and Embraer
March 3, 2023
GAMA figures show that, compared to 2021, piston deliveries increased 8.2 per cent, with 1,524 units; turboprop deliveries increased 10.4 per cent, with 582 units; and business jet deliveries increased to 712 units.
Thrive's operational control centre in full swing.
Expanding Thrive excited to open Henderson HQ
March 3, 2023
Henderson, Nevada is home to Thrive Aviation's operational control centre, where day-to-day operations of its globally operated fleet are managed by flight support, maintenance, safety and dispatch teams.
Signature Aviation is carbon neutral across its more than 200 FBO locations and will continue to be so for the foreseeable.
Signature network carbon neutrality is industry first
March 2, 2023
Signature set out to achieve ambitious emissions reduction targets and is the first FBO to achieve carbon neutrality across its global network, a key step towards the Paris Agreement target of limiting warming.
Jetfly, the world’s largest PC-24 operator, has taken on its 10th ‘super versatile’ jet.
PC-24s fly like a dream for Jetfly as tenth unit arrives
March 1, 2023
Jetfly CEO Cédric Lescop says the PC-24 is the perfect aircraft for customer requirements. The aircraft has a large cabin, eight seats and a generous cargo area. The latest delivery takes the fleet to double figures.
The M600/SLS received FAA approval on a Master Minimum Equipment List and gained unpaved field consent.
Piper Aircraft sees steady growth in deliveries
February 28, 2023
2022 saw deliveries up on 2021, updates to the M600/SLS and robot manufacturing in Vero Beach. Piper is now working to develop a electric propulsion conversion kit for in-service Archer PA-28-181 aircraft.
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