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U.S. firefighters will be able to fly on some, but not all, restricted-category helicopters

U.S. firefighters will be able to fly on some, but not all, restricted-category helicopters

How a bill originally intended to ensure sufficient availability of firefighting resources turned into a potential windfall for Lockheed Martin Sikorsky.


Passing the Bar

Passing the Bar

For the marine pilots of the treacherous Columbia River Bar, simply boarding and disembarking their clients’ vessels can be a daunting task. But Brim Aviation and its Leonardo AW109SP help make it more like plain sailing.

Burning Issues

Burning Issues

New types are entering the fleet of firefighting helicopters used by the U.S. Forest Service, but some operators are questioning the interpretation of ‘best value’ in the agency’s new contracting system.

How helicopter leasing companies are bouncing back

How helicopter leasing companies are bouncing back

Experts on the helicopter leasing sector give their views on the state of the market and the major themes for 2024.

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Aero Asset: Single-engine helicopter sales up 4% in first half of 2024

Aero Asset: Single-engine helicopter sales up 4% in first half of 2024

Pre-owned single-engine helicopter sales climbed slightly in the first half of 2024, the first increase in 18 months.

Japan Navy helicopters’ fatal crash caused by inadequate instructions to crew, says probe report

Japan Navy helicopters’ fatal crash caused by inadequate instructions to crew, says probe report

Lack of instructions to the crew and their failure to keep a lookout and communicate led two Japanese navy helicopters to collide during training, killing all eight people on board, a Japanese navy report said.

Ukraine to receive spare Sea King helicopter parts from Norway

Ukraine to receive spare Sea King helicopter parts from Norway

The parts will be drawn from Norwegian Sea Kings that served from 1973 until 2023, defence minister Bjørn Arild Gram said in a statement.

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Joby completes ‘landmark’ 523-mile hydrogen-electric VTOL flight

Joby completes ‘landmark’ 523-mile hydrogen-electric VTOL flight

Joby Aviation shared a glimpse into the future of the company’s next-generation fleet of aircraft after completing a milestone flight using its air taxi powered by hydrogen-electric technology.

Vertical Aerospace making headway with UK, European aviation authorities

Vertical Aerospace making headway with UK, European aviation authorities

Vertical said its aviation authority has expanded the scope of its design organization approval (DOA), which it believes will help streamline its eVTOL type certification process.

VIDEO: Flying Over Washington D.C. with Eagle One - Episode 1

VIDEO: Flying Over Washington D.C. with Eagle One - Episode 1

Based at the Eagle’s Nest, the unit operates with state-of-the-art Bell 412EPs, handling air medical services, SAR, and law enforcement across the National Capital Region. Join the Hangar Z Podcast team for a thrilling flight over Washington, D.C.


LATEST EPISODES FROM VERTICAL HELICASTS

Episode 177 – The Mental Health Mission: Insights from Dr. Tania Glenn Part II

Episode 189 [Full] Harry Knight USN Rescue Swimmer and Volunteer EMT in Maryland

Episode #85 – Airbus Light Helicopters Program Director: Jérôme Ronssin – The Helicopter Podcast

Episode 176 – The Mental Health Mission: Insights from Dr. Tania Glenn Part I


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