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An Embraer ERJ 135B will be based in San Marino.
San Marino grants Falcon Aviation Services an AOC
April 1, 2023
Northern Jet Management CEO Chuck Cox and SpeedBird CEO Chris Bull.
Charter operators SpeedBird and NJM set to merge
March 31, 2023
The combined business will have access to 37 aircraft, including Cessna Citation CJ3s, Learjet 40/45/70/75s, Citation Xs, Challenger 300/350s and Challenger 605s, and a total team of 209 employees, including 98 pilots.
The P2012 Traveller is the perfect aircraft for PAC's inter island routes.
Pacific Air Charters commits to fleet of P2012s
March 31, 2023
The Hawaii-based operator has ordered two P2012 Travellers with another twenty three additional units to increase the fleet size for operations in the Pacific area.
DOA approval means the CAA is satisfied that Vertical has the capability to design a safe and reliable aircraft.
Vertical Aerospace reaches significant certification milestones
March 31, 2023
Vertical is the first British electric aircraft company to receive a DOA from the UK aviation regulator, which will streamline its steps to type certification. The developer has also commenced certification efforts in Japan.
The Simrik Air team with their Bell 505 Jet Ranger X.
Simrik Air brings first Jet Ranger X to Nepal
March 31, 2023
Having tested the Jet Ranger X in the mountainous terrain of Nepal in 2019, the company placed an order. Delivery was delayed by COVID but the helicopter is now ready to start operations.
Swiss Helicopter has ordered one Aero3 eVTOL aircraft from Dufour.
Swiss Helicopter commits to one Aero3 purchase
March 31, 2023
The operator has found an opportunity to operate a highly efficient aircraft using existing and proven technology, and is looking forward to replacing a part of its operation with this eVTOL transportation.
The Falcon 900EX is a sight to behold.
Three more high spec aircraft arrive at ASL
March 27, 2023
ASL has added a Global 6500, a Falcon 900EX and a Citation XLS to its fleet, bringing its XLS fleet to seven. All three will be flying around Europe and beyond. The Global 6500 has impressive 6,600 nm range up its sleeve.
No fixed partitions and a rear cargo door.
Cargo pod change on Cessna 208B gains FAA tick
March 24, 2023
Alteration of the 208B cargo pod allows customers to transfer items only previously able to fit in the cabin to the pod. The STC frees premium space for passengers and optimises shipment configurations.
Utility Air director John Oppenheim hands over the keys to a proud new DA62 customer.
Diamond scores sales success at Avalon show
March 24, 2023
Diamond Aircraft and sales partner Utility Air saw great sales success at the Australian International Airshow 2023. A highlight was the signing of an eleventh DA62 for Australia.
The agreement was reached at Heli-Expo.
Omni puts pen to paper for AW139 pair
March 24, 2023
Omni Helicopters International was the first operator to introduce the AW189 to the Latin American market. It is now investing in two further AW139s, which are expected to arrive in 2024 to perform offshore missions.
PHI has rescued vessels as far as 350 nm from base.
PHI recognised as exceptional S-92 operator
March 24, 2023
PHI began SAR operations in December 2017 in Broome, Western Australia, providing 24/7 SAR and aeromedical evacuation services. The team completed 19 missions in 2022, rescuing 146 people.
The DA62 MMPs add modern technology to 2Excel’s fleet of special missions­­ aircraft and reduce the carbon footprint significantly at the same time.
DA62 MMP arrival gives 2Excel a special mission advantage
March 24, 2023
These aircraft add the most modern technology to 2Excel's fleet of special missions­­ aircraft and reduce its carbon footprint significantly at the same time.
Helitrans has 18 Leonardo AW09 helicopters on order, ready to join the fleet.
Helitrans buys up shares in Icelandic rotary firms
March 18, 2023
Helitrans owns and operates 26 helicopters at 15 locations in Norway. It also has a flight and helicopter school in Sweden. It's latest move is to buy up Þyrlujøstønninn, the organisation behind Helo and Rekjavik Helicopters.
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.
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