Category: Helicopters & UAV/UAS

10,000 Drone Pilots Register to Fly in New Zealand Airspace

More than 10,000 drone pilots are now registered with Airshare to fly in New Zealand airspace. The online hub for drone pilots operated by Airways has released that its database of registered pilots has topped the milestone mark. Drone pilots have enthusiastically adopted Airshare since its launch in December 2014 to access flight information and log […]

Tips on How to Fly Your Drone Safely

If you have just bought your first drone, congratulations! You are going to have tons of fun or even start a business with that small device. However, before you can do any of that, you will need to learn to safely fly it. In this article, we are going to give you some tips on […]

Boeing Completes Autonomous Synchronised Flight Tests in Australia

Boeing has successfully completed the first suite of synchronised unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flight tests using new on-board autonomous command and control technology developed by Boeing in Australia. Conducted at a regional Queensland airfield, the test flights saw five UAV test beds equipped with Boeing’s new on-board system safely complete in-air programmed missions as a […]

Mass Production of Upgraded Mi-26T2 Helicopter Will Start in 2019

The Rosvertol company, which is part of the Russian Helicopters holding, plans to start mass production of the upgraded version of heavy Mi-26T2 helicopter in 2019. “We plan to complete tests in 2019 and starting from 2019 its mass production will be launched by the order of the Defense Ministry,” said  Igor Sychev, senior engineer at […]

Boeing Receives Contract for Four Special Operations Chinooks

Boeing has received a $139.8 million contract to provide four MH-47G Block II Chinook helicopters to the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command. “The Army uses the MH-47G for some of its most difficult and challenging missions,” said Pat Donnelly, director, H-47 Domestic and Foreign Military Sale Programs. “By incorporating key Block II features we […]

Why Drone Use is Different in Africa

The African unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market is interesting in comparison to other regions of the world, with less dominance on the military use of such technologies and more emphasis on the humanitarian benefits. Beth Stevenson reports. A UAV can be used to deliver aid or samples for testing, watch for wildlife poachers, and provide […]

2019 EASA Helicopter Scholarship Programme Announced

Helicentre Aviation Academy has opened its 2019 UK EASA Professional Helicopter Pilot Scholarship Programme and is now accepting applications for the Commercial Pilot’s Licence and Flight Instructor Certificate. The announcement comes less than two weeks after the company’s US operation launched its inaugural FAA Commercial Pilot Scholarship Programme. The Programme, which has been highly successful, […]

UAV Experts to Launch Aerial Infrared Training Program

While already offering one of the most extensive and sought after UAV Flight Training Programs in the U.S., UAV Experts is once again breaking ground with the launch of a new Certified Aerial Thermographer Program. Produced and taught through an exclusive partnership with world infrared leader Monroe Infrared, this new program is designed to complement […]

London Heliport Sees 5% Increase in Activity in 2017

In a news update from London Heliport, 2017 saw the facility handle 11,900 total movements, an increase of 5% on 2016 figures. With Halo and Starspeed now making the Leonardo AW169 available for charter, the heliport has seen a shift towards large twin-engine executive helicopter movements. The heliport is currently undergoing a major communications network […]

Airbus Helicopters Strengthens Position as UK Market Leader

Airbus Helicopters UK has defied market conditions with a new high of 14 civil aircraft booked in 2017, demonstrating a year-on-year average growth in the civil market of 36% since 2013. As a result, the company has reinforced its position as UK market leader with 46% of the civil and parapublic market. This follows the […]