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Electronic Tech Log TrustFlight received rare endorsement from EASA

Aviation software specialist, TrustFlight, has received a letter of endorsement from the European Aviation Safety Agency for its powerful Electronic Tech Log digital workflow application, part of the company’s advanced operational management solution, Centrik. The Electronic Tech Log has been designed to provide flight crew and engineering teams with remote, up-to-date access on the...

New electric air taxi vertiport in London - Skyports and Brent Cross Town

Skyports has signed a memorandum of understanding with Brent Cross South Limited Partnership, a joint venture between Argent Related and Barnet Council, to develop a passenger air taxi vertiport at Brent Cross Town. Brent Cross Town, a 180-acre development in north west London which is being regenerated as a new £7 billion mixed-use park town for the capital, was selected as a p...

Safely returning to “Normality” - Helitech Expo

Simple question to all aviation professionals: do you miss industry events as it was hapenning in "before covid19" life? Are you ready to see colleagues, partners and clients again in real life, ike they would step out of all screens? What is especially important for you to take the decision to grab you places for next event? As the world is slowly but surely returning to &ldq...

Storm Aviation acquired Chevron Technical Services

Storm Aviation Limited (SAL) has acquired Manchester-based Chevron Technical Services Ltd (CTS), and its Prestwick-based subsidiary Chevron Aircraft Maintenance Ltd (CAM) providing aerospace solutions to the aircraft maintenance industry. SAL, a subsidiary of FL Technics, which is part of Avia Solutions Group (ASG), will create a significant presence in Scotland’s Glasgow Prestwick...

Hybrid Electric Flight comes to South West England with Ampaire

Ampaire launches demonstration flights between Exeter Airport and Cornwall Airport Newquay this week, to advance the use of sustainable aviation, driving down costs and emissions on short regional routes.  The flights are part of a series of government-backed trials aimed at moving the UK towards green aviation.  Demonstration flights will be flown by its Electric EEL technology...

First DA50 RG delivered to the UK

Gemstone Aviation, Diamond Aircraft distributor for UK, has recently received their brand-new DA50 RG demonstrator. “Gemstone Aviation showed the new Diamond DA50 RG at the Private Flyer event at Leeds East Airport Friday 6 August. This was the first public showing of the DA50 RG in the UK, and we are delighted to say that it attracted a large number of potential customers,” said He...

First hybrid electric aircraft in Scotland - Ampaire

Ampaire celebrated the first hybrid electric flights in Scotland, crossing the Pentland Firth from Kirkwall Airport (KOI) on the Orkney Isles to regional airport Wick John O’Groats Airport (WIC) in the north of mainland Scotland.  This milestone marks the first set of demonstration flights in the UK. The trials, the first to operate on a viable regional airline route, are...

East Anglian Air Ambulance - blood is now available on every mission

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) is now permanently able to deliver blood transfusions as a core part of its life-saving service. Following an urgent fundraising appeal made by EAAA in May, the air ambulance charity, which covers Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire, is now able to carry packed red blood cells and freeze-dried plasma on every mission. Blood transfusions ensure...

Leonardo breaks ground on advanced new helicopters logistics hub in South West England

Leonardo announced that building work will shortly commence on a new c.£30 million single-site logistics facility at Leonardo’s helicopter site in Yeovil. The ground-breaking facility, spanning an area of nearly 20,000m2, the equivalent of 2.7 football pitches, is scheduled to be completed in Q4 2022. The project sees the consolidation of eight existing warehouses into one all-enc...

Virgin Atlantic partners with Vertical Aerospace

Virgin Atlantic partners with Vertical Aerospace to pioneer sustainable and zero emissions air travel in the UK. The partnership includes an option for Virgin Atlantic to purchase up to 150 eVTOL aircraft and exploration of a UK Joint Venture with Vertical Aerospace, to deliver a Virgin Atlantic branded short haul eVTOL network. The  fully-electric VA-X4 is a zero emiss...

UK first simulator-based Air Traffic Control Full Unite training - ANSL

Air Navigation Solutions launched a ground-breaking Unit Training Programme that enables Air Traffic Control Officers to utilise simulators as a key training element throughout full unit training. It is the first On-the-Job Training programme that uses simulators consistently throughout the entire Unit Training Plan to be approved for use in the UK and is leading arou...

Rolls-Royce starts testing most powerful hybrid-electric propulsion system in aerospace

Rolls-Royce has started testing the first elements of the most powerful hybrid-electric aero power and propulsion system in aerospace at a newly-renovated testbed. The tests are part of the 2.5 megawatt (MW) Power Generation System 1 (PGS1) demonstrator programme, for future regional aircraft. Rolls-Royce has begun testing the AE2100 engine element and specialist controls and thermal manag...