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Regulations and Government

House Passes Third FAA Extension

Under the House-approved measure, lawmakers would have until May 10 to complete a long-term FAA bill
U.S. Capitol
Safety

A High-level Call to Action on Aviation Safety

Top safety officials probed the issues that are causing an 'erosion of safety margins'
Air traffic controllers
Engines

Million Air Burbank Adds UL94 to Menu

With legislators angling for a ban on leaded aviation fuel, FBOs are starting to take notice
Million Air Burbank's new UL94 tanker
Rotorcraft

35th and Final Heli-Expo Sets Record Attendance Mark

The show will be rebranded starting next year
crowded show floor at Heli-Expo 2024
Accidents

Business Aircraft Accident Reports: March 2024

Preliminary and final accident reports, March 2024
rural runway
Maintenance and Modifications

ExecuJet Haite Growth Preps for China Upturn

ExecuJet Haite expanding MRO at Daxing International
ExecuJet Haite
Rotorcraft

Bell Lands First Purchase Agreement for 525 Super-medium

Equinor ordered 10 for North Sea operations
Bell 525 in offshore support
Accidents

NTSB Revises Probable Cause for Citation Accident

The revision is a rare case of a successful petition for reconsideration
Tamarack active winglet on Cessna CitationJet
Aircraft

Leonardo Helicopter Deliveries Jump 24 Percent in 2023

Leonardo handed over 185 helicopters in 2023
AW139 india
FBOs

Azure Flight Support in Tune with Music City Flight Traffic

Azure Flight Support brings more than 40 years of FBO experience to its Smyrna Airport facility
Azure Flight Support facility at KMQY
Environment

Embraer-X and Sustainable Aero Lab Push Decarbonization

Embraer-X is the Brazilian airframer's technology incubator and 'market accelerator' unit
Sustainable Aero Lab in Hamburg, Germany
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Iridium Adds Outerlink as Value-added Reseller

The VAR designation enables sales to government users
Iridium global coverage
Maintenance and Modifications

Airbus Says Service and Support Investment Bearing Fruit

The company has increased the value of spare parts it holds to around $430 million
Airbus Helicopters H130
Airports

Sugar Land Set To be Launch Pad for Wisk's eVTOL Air Taxi Services

A vertiport at the city's airport could be part of a network across the Greater Houston area
Wisk's Generation 6 eVTOL aircraft
Aircraft

Wing-in-ground-effect Craft Like the Airfish Offer New Options For Coastal Transport

Wing-in-ground effect craft are not new, but haven't been seen commercial success yet.
ST Engineering Airfish 8 flying above water
Training and Workforce

Bell Appoints Chinook Canada 505 Dealer

Chinook offers maintenance and pilot training
Bell 505 at Heli-Expo 2024
Rotorcraft

Engine Backup System Could Buy Time for Pilots

Technology would provide emergency power after single-engine failures
Airbus Disruptive Lab
Maintenance and Modifications

South African Helo Operator First To Receive New GE Rotor Diagnostic

Johannesburg-based Henley Air will implement RADS-NG over the next few weeks
Henley Air, South Africa
Rotorcraft

Preowned Twin-engine Market Saw Fewer Sales but Higher Prices in 2023

Aero Asset's annual report noted geographic shifts as well
Hillsboro Aviation's H145 at HAI Heli-Expo 2024
Maintenance and Modifications

Leonardo, Comau Testing Automatic Blade Inspection System

Robotic testing mitigates problems associated with repetitive work
Comaux Leonardo robotic arm
Aircraft

Icon A5 Gross Weight Grows by 60 Pounds

The higher weight boosts payload and endurance
Icon A5 light sport aircraft
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Skytrac Expands Satcom Offerings for Helo Customers

SDL-350 satcom terminal installed in AW139
Skytrac systems
Aircraft

Airbus Sees eVTOL Race to Market as a Marathon

The company's urban air mobility unit sees no immediate case for on-demand air taxi services
Airbus CityAirbus NextGen eVTOL aircraft
Rotorcraft

HEMS Segment Highlighted at Heli-Expo 2024

Several factors weigh on the selection of an EMS helicopters platform
Leonardo AW169 on display at Heli-Expo 2024
Training and Workforce

Ryan and Precision Demo VR Helimod Simulator

Available training scenarios will help helicopter pilots survive challenging situations
Ryan Aerospace simulator
Rotorcraft

Ace, Mint Sign BEST Black Hawk Support Agreement

The partners will offer MRO services on T700 engines
Black Hawk helicopter
Rotorcraft

First Aviation Adds AStar Rotor Blade Repairs

The expanded rotor blade repair services add new capabilities
Helicopter blades
Charter & Fractional

Blog: Could Monopolies Be the Norm for eVTOL Air Taxi Services?

Dubai's decision to give exclusive access to Joby has ruffled feathers
Joby plans to operate eVTOL air taxi services in Dubai
Aircraft

Lyte Launches Private Version of Hydrogen-electric VTOL Aircraft

The 19-seat LA-44 X Prime is a derivative of the 40-seat LA-44 SkyBus aircraft
Lyte Aviation's LA-44 SkyBus VTOL aircraft
Rotorcraft

After Change in Operators, Irish Coast Guard Unveils New Livery

Bristow Ireland will take over operation of the service's AW189 fleet
Irish Coast Guard AW189