Xcel becomes first US operator to be granted BVLOS exemption

Xcel becomes first US operator to be granted BVLOS exemption

🕔13:54, 20.Apr 2018

One of the most-pernickety regulations hampering the commercial drone market from taking off right now are the beyond visual line-of-sight regulations, or BVLOS for short. Companies such as Amazon have been promising a future where all packages will be delivered

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Canada invests $49.5 million into helicopter innovation

Canada invests $49.5 million into helicopter innovation

🕔16:35, 19.Apr 2018

The Canadian Government is investing CAD$49.5 million into a new helicopter technology consortium led by Bell Helicopter Textron Canada. The government aim is to support Canada’s growing aerospace innovation market by investing in a consortium of 18 aerospace companies and

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Bell – selling more, getting less

Bell – selling more, getting less

🕔16:21, 19.Apr 2018

Bell delivered 46 commercial helicopters in the first quarter of 2018, up from the 27 sold in the same period last year, but revenues from commercial sales fell. Textron’s first-quarter report for 2018 showed a growth in overall revenue and

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Volocopter – First out of the gate

Volocopter – First out of the gate

🕔13:35, 17.Apr 2018

A slew of different manufacturers developing passenger vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft ready for the next decade, making promises for full-scale production in early 2020 and with not that much to show. Volocopter is out the gate early, having

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CHC extends North Sea offshore contract

CHC extends North Sea offshore contract

🕔11:16, 17.Apr 2018

CHC has extended an existing two-year offshore oil and gas contract with oil exploration and development company Aker BP. The operator will provide two AS332Ls to fly on offshore transport missions from Aker BPs base at the Valhall field in

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Airbus planning to set up Indian manufacturing base

Airbus planning to set up Indian manufacturing base

🕔11:10, 17.Apr 2018

Airbus is offering to set up a new manufacturing base in India if the Indian Navy chooses the Airbus AS565 Panther for its new multi-mission helicopter tender. India is upping its defence spending as part of a military modernisation drive.

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FLYT launches industry first digital helicopter booking platform

FLYT launches industry first digital helicopter booking platform

🕔12:56, 16.Apr 2018

FLYT, a brand new digital helicopter booking service allowing customers to instantly view quotes from an extensive range of UK helicopter operators and book online via desktop, tablet or smartphone, is now live with the aim of lowering the cost

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50th anniversary of the trademark Fenestron

50th anniversary of the trademark Fenestron

🕔08:38, 16.Apr 2018

On the 12th of April 1968, the first Fenestron, invented by Paul Fabre and René Mouille, took to the skies on the second prototype of the Gazelle. It has since become emblematic of Sud Aviation, Aerospatiale, Eurocopter and now Airbus helicopters

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ICAO calls for drone airspace management solutions

ICAO calls for drone airspace management solutions

🕔11:29, 13.Apr 2018

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has opened a new request for information (RFI) to help establish a framework for integrating unmanned aircraft into national airspace. Results from the RFI will be presented at DRONE Enable/2, the ICAO’s unmanned aircraft

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Indian government scraps bid for Pawan Hans

Indian government scraps bid for Pawan Hans

🕔14:07, 12.Apr 2018

The Indian government has closed the private share offering of helicopter operator Pawan Hans (Wind Swan) after failing to attract bidders. The country’s Ministry of Civil Aviation has withdrawn its preliminary information memorandum (PIM) to privatise the state-owned helicopter operator.

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