Uber to launch e-VTOL air taxis

Ride-sharing technology company Uber has announced plans to launch an electric-powered air taxi, or electric vertical take-off or landing (e-VTOL) aircraft, by 2020. Uber’s chief product officer Jeff Holden said Dallas and Dubai would be the first two global cities to see its Uber Elevate concept launched, … [Read more...]

H145 receives a power boost

An upgrade to the Airbus Helicopters H145's Safran Arriel 1E2 engines will improve the light-twin helicopter’s one engine inoperative (OEI) hover performance giving pilots extra torque in the unlikely event of a single engine failure. The upgrade, certified by the European Airworthiness Safety Agency … [Read more...]

Irish Coast Guard S-92 accident investigation continues

Irish Coast Guard Sikorsky S-92A, EI-ICR, ‘Rescue 116’, which crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on March 14. (Wikimedia Commons)

The investigation into the fatal March 14 crash of an Irish Coast Guard Sikorsky S-92A, EI-ICR, continues after the helicopter crashed at Black Rock Island, about 17km off the coast of Mayo on Ireland’s west coast, in the very early hours of the morning killing all four crew members on board. Operated by … [Read more...]