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August 18, 2016
Even against the backdrop of a clear blue sky, there is no doubting the sheer size of the Russian-built Mi-26 helicopter. But it's only...
August 17, 2016
The aerial vehicle, dubbed CityAirbus, would resemble a small drone. Graphic courtesy of Airbus Airbus Group has performed preliminary design work on a flying car and an electric-powered flying bus and is building and testing subsystems for the car prototype, which it aims to fly by the end of next year. The parent of Airbus Helicopters, Airbus Defence and Space and the airliner maker Airbus posted a...
August 17, 2016
Aircraft Can Be Modified For Any Number Of Diverse Missions The AC312E, a helicopter developed by the Aviation Industry...
August 16, 2016
Marlink and IDG Europe's Smalltrack device operates on the Iridium satellite network. Photo courtesy of Marlink A Swedish air ambulance helicopter, along with a fixed-wing aircraft, recently took part in trials testing Marlink and IDG Europe's portable tracking system operated on the Iridium satellite network. An Airbus Helicopters AS365 Dauphin N2 operated by Sweden's...
August 12, 2016
The National EMS Pilots Assn. (NEMSPA) has appointed Miles Dunagan as its next president elect and will be taking the reins at the annual Air Medical Transport Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, in September.   Dunagan has been a fixed- and rotary-wing commercial pilot for 27 yr with more than 8,000 hr...
August 12, 2016
A Memphis, Tennessee-based air medical transport provider has received its second Airbus Helicopters H130.  Hospital Wing's fleet consists of seven other Airbus...
August 12, 2016
Leads Broadcast Industry In Using Drones For Newsgathering Sinclair Broadcast Group has joined leaders in...
August 10, 2016
The second aircraft, at the YAA’s other airbase at RAF Topcliffe near Thirsk, is expected to be in action...
August 10, 2016
NASA Astronaut and International Space Station Commander Tim Kopra will launch Rotor & Wing International's Rotorcraft Technology Summit with a Sep. 19 keynote address at the day-and-a-half event in downtown Fort Worth, Texas.    Kopra returned to Earth June 18 after 186 days (109 as commander) on the orbiting research laboratory. Combined with his past NASA missions, the retired U.S. Army...
August 9, 2016
Era Group is partnering with a leading industrial-safety firm to offer unmanned aircraft for construction, engineering, inspection and survey work as well as emergency response and disaster recovery.  The Houston, Texas-based major helicopter operator has formed an Unmanned Aerial Solutions service and struck a deal to be the exclusive provider of drone services to Total Safety, the industrial...
August 8, 2016
Erickson Inc. and Australian partner Kestrel Aviation Ltd. have been awarded a two-yr $24 million contract extension to provide wildland helicopter firefighting services in Australia. Both Erickson and Victoria-based Kestrel will...
August 8, 2016
XTI Aircraft has picked Honeywell International's Aerospace division to supply its HTS900 engine for use in XTI's first prototype of the TriFran 600 vertical takeoff and landing airplane. Honeywell will also provide an additional...
August 5, 2016
The early bird deadline for discounted registration to R&WI's Rotorcraft Technology Summit is today. Interested attendees can register by today to receive a discount of $200 from their registration fees for the event to be held in Fort Worth, Texas, Sep. 19 to 20. You can register on the summit's website at...
August 4, 2016
The Italian Coast Guard has ordered two Leonardo AW139s, increasing the service's fleet to 12 AW139s. The helicopters will be used in missions such as maritime patrol, search and rescue, and emergency medical services.  Since the guard's 2010 contract to...
August 4, 2016
The National Transportation Safety Board officially released its preliminary...
August 4, 2016
Attendees at R&WI's Rotorcraft Technology Summit in Fort Worth, Texas, Sep. 19 to 20 will hear from a panel addressing low-level infrastructure. If you haven't registered yet, you still have one day to do so under the early bird discount at...
August 3, 2016
Waypoint Leasing Ltd. said it will place two Leonardo AW139s with customers in Africa and Asia. The company said the helicopters are being returned from CHC Helicopter and re-deployed for...
August 3, 2016
Leonardo's first AW609 prototype has resumed flight testing.  The manufacturer voluntarily suspended the prototype's flight tests after the Oct. 30, 2015, crash of the No. 2 prototype.  The No. 2 prototype crashed in October after breaking up in midair during...
August 2, 2016
Top industry leaders will share their expertise in applying new and emerging technologies to meet business and operational goals with helicopter owners and operators at Rotor & Wing International's Rotorcraft Technology Summit in Fort Worth, Texas, this September. The Summit...
August 2, 2016
The first-ever workshop by White House Office of Science and Technology Policy about drones and the future of aviation provided a platform for industry insiders to discuss drone opportunities and challenges in the U.S. According to a White House blog post, that office announced commitments from both public and private entities to safely integrate and adopt drone use across the U.S. Such initiatives include...
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