Airbus has revealed the existence of its Flightlab "flying laboratory," which is being used to test various new technologies. The aircraft is a modified Airbus H130. Airbus Photo
newsJanuary 22, 2021Airbus maturing autonomy, hybrid tech on ‘Flightlab’ test aircraft

Airbus Helicopters has revealed it is using a modified H130 to quickly mature platform-agnostic technology that could be used across the wider Airbus group’s fleet, including new flight controls, visual detection capabilities and hybrid propulsion.

newsJanuary 21, 2021NATO considering Europe-built next-gen military rotorcraft

While they keep a keen eye on U.S. rotorcraft development, European members of NATO likely will develop a complementary, interoperable next-generation medium helicopter of their own to enter service in the mid-2030s.

One of the Puma’s strengths is operating as a support helicopter, which it displayed during disaster relief operations in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Airbus Helicopters Photo
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featuresJanuary 19, 2021Ban on surprise medical bills could reshape U.S. air ambulance industry

New legislation to end surprise medical billing could spell far-reaching changes for the U.S. air ambulance industry.

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