Rotorcraft Asia-Pacific e-news – February 2018 Report

HAI’s Heli-Expo 2018 forecasts increasing global growth.


Rotorcraft Asia-Pacific e-news February 2018 Report


Quick find key topics.

Page 1. Heli-Expo indicates a strong recovery is underway – after bad times.

Page 1. Looming pilot and engineer shortages especially in Asia-Pacific region.

Page 2. University of North Dakota explains how to recruit new Generation Z.

Page 3. Urban air mobility business. (UAM). Airbus partners with Blade.

Page 4. Boeing smart drones to be developed in Qld with government support.

Page 5  Editors Welcome. HAI’s CEO. “We stopped ATC privatization.”

Page 6. UAV News – Feeding stranded cattle with hay bales during floods.

Page 7. UAV News clippings. 1,218 drones in formation and only one pilot. .

Page 8. Drone restrictions for Commonwealth Games 25 Mar to 18 Apr ’18.

Page 8. CASA’s consultancy with industry about Part 61. Back to start?

Page 9. Era buys two AW609 tiltrotor aircraft. In service 2020.

Page 10. AIM powered-lift progress. Project Thunderbird. Tiltrotors.

Page 12. Leonardo obtains US$170 million in orders at Heli-Expo 2018.

Page 13. Book Review. The Blue Mist. Author Tony Laws. Human factors.

Page 14. New Zealand News. Fleet now around 900 helicopters.

Page 16. HAI News. Robinson undergoing a boom time with orders.

Page 17. IHST News. Helicopter safety sees global improvement.

Page 18. Notice Board. We are now able to accept commercial advertising.

Page 19. AAUS. Civil Security Congress and Exposition. 1-3 May 2018.

Page 20. AAUS. RPAS in Australian Skies 2018. 13-14 Mar 2018.

Page 21. Coming Events and World Helicopter Day. 19 August 2018.

Page 22. Rotortech 2018. 24-26 May ’18. Sunshine Coast, Qld.


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