VAST Rotorcraft Safety Technology survey, June 2022
You are kindly invited to take and promote through your professional networks and on social media this Rotorcraft Safety Technology survey developed by the Vertical Aviation Safety Team (VAST) WG Technology, chaired by Mike Hirschberg, Executive Director, Vertical Flight Society (VFS).
Many thanks for your contribution!
VFS World eVTOL Aircraft Directory and SGS Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Indexes: Get it all in a few clicks!
VFS have categorised all known electric and hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) concepts in the World eVTOL Aircraft Directory. First started in 2016, it now catalogues 650+ aircraft.
SGS Consulting have developed two indexes:
- The AAM Reality Index, tracking the likelihood of an OEM certifying their aircraft, entering service and producing it in thousand of units per year;
- The AAM Infrastructure Readiness Index, tracking the readiness of the infrastructure that will house the vehicles' operations.
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HAI Spotlight on Safety: What’s in Your Head? May 2022
In this HAI Spotlight on Safety, Vice Chair of the HAI Board of Directors Jeff Smith, HAI Director of Safety Chris Hill, HAI Policy Analyst Emma Taylor, and mechanic and HAI Ambassador Faith Ortega offer their thoughts after completing the “56 Seconds to Live” virtual reality challenge at #haiexpo22 in Dallas, Texas. To learn more, visit USHST.org/56secs.
See also these EASA Community Rotorcraft articles:
Mountainflyers first helicopter flight school to offer training on EASA-qualified VR simulator - Vertical, May 10, 2022
Mountainflyers of Berne, Switzerland, has become the first training organisation to operate the first virtual reality training device qualified by EASA.
HAI Webinar Hydrogen - May 5, 2022, 16:00 EST
Speaker: Anita Sengupta, PhD, CEO and founder of Hydroplane, rocket scientist
Worth watching the record if you missed it live!
Fly more quietly and more cost effectively with an electric engine, but with all the power and range of a combustion powerplant.
Hydrogen fuel cell technology is coming to the helicopter industry in the not-too-distant future, in the form of a modular powerplant. Join Helicopter Association International (HAI) to hear from the founder of Hydroplane, a company of rocket scientists building this innovative technology from the ground up with proprietary new materials and designs specifically for single-engine aircraft, including helicopters.
Après deux éditions couronnées de succès, le grand rassemblement et meeting 100% rotors baptisé « L’Hélico » est de retour en 2022 pour une 3ème édition.
Avec la participation notamment de James Viola, Président et Directeur Exécutif de HAI et David Solar, Chef du Département Aviation Générale et VTOL à l'AESA (EASA).
EBACE2022, May 23-25
European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2022) is Europe’s premier on-demand aircraft and advanced air mobility event.
EBACE2022 is the place to experience new and future-forward aviation technologies including everything from high-tech small aircraft through ultra-modern intercontinental jets, advanced air mobility and eVTOL aircraft, state-of-the-art avionics; and much more from all of the top aircraft manufacturers.
AERO Friedrichshafen 2022, April 27-30
The Helicopter and Drones segments are becoming even more important at AERO FRIEDRICHSHAFEN.
EASA and ESPN-R participate.
The German Helicopter Association (DHV) is the central point of contact. The helicopter area takes in trade fair stands and exhibits from the DHV’s member companies in mostly all segments from air rescue over passenger transport up to aerial work.
DHV is also organising a dedicated Heli-Forum with informative presentations by international speakers. The German Helicopter Club has also confirmed its attendance.
High attendance at EASA and CAAC workshop focusing on helicopter safety
EASA and CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China) held their first workshop focusing on helicopter safety and related air operations regulation from 29-31 March. Under the framework of the EU-China Aviation Partnership Project (APP) carried out by EASA with CAAC as implementing partner, experts of our Flight Standards Directorate and CAAC’s Flight Standard Department led the regulatory exchange which was complemented by views from academia and industry. More than 300 persons participated in the lively discussions expressing their strong interest in helicopter operations safety aspects.
EASA and CAAC wrapped up the activity noting that closer cooperation between Europe and China in this area will be of strong benefit for the safety of helicopter operations in both regions.
More information on the program:
The next activity organised by EU-China APP in the domain of helicopter safety is the Helicopter Point in Space (PinS) procedure design and application Workshop at the end of May. Its details as well as other upcoming activities may be found in the EU-China APP web site.