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Sep
21
2021

Boeing Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Chinook First Flight

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PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 21, 2021 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Chinook operators around the world today celebrated 60 years of Chinook flight as the company builds a new generation of the renowned rotorcraft. The H-47 Chinook’s prototype, known as the YCH-1B, first flew on Sept. 21, 1961. The aircraft took off in Philadelphia, the region where Boeing has built and incrementally improved every version of the Chinook rotorcraft.

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Sep
21
2021

Airbus Helicopters starts flight tests with engine back-up system

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Toulouse, 21 September 2021 – Airbus Helicopters, in partnership with the French Civil Aviation Authority DGAC, has started flight testing an engine back-up system (EBS) onboard its Flightlab. The project opens the way to a future hybridised propulsion system for light helicopters while delivering concrete flight safety improvements in the short term. The campaign’s main target is to enhance flight safety of single engine operations by providing emergency electrical power in case of a turbine failure.

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Sep
21
2021

Bell to Showcase Nexus Air Taxi and Iconic Innovations at Smithsonian “FUTURES” Exhibition

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Washington, D.C. (September 21, 2021) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the Bell Nexus Air Taxi will be on display in the new Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building (AIB) “FUTURES” exhibit coming this fall. The Bell Nexus Air Taxi, which made its public debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019, is Bell’s futuristic electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) concept vehicle designed to move people, goods or data to revolutionize mobility.

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Sep
21
2021

Airbus reveals the next generation of CityAirbus

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Toulouse, 21 September 2021 - Airbus has announced plans for a new CityAirbus at the Company’s first #AirbusSummit on “Pioneering Sustainable Aerospace” as the emerging Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market begins to firm up. Ushering in the next generation of CityAirbus, the fully electric vehicle is equipped with fixed wings, a V-shaped tail, and eight electrically powered propellers as part of its uniquely designed distributed propulsion system. It is designed to carry up to four passengers in a zero emissions flight in multiple applications.

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Sep
21
2021

KAMAN UNVEILS NEW MEDIUM LIFT UAV: THE KARGO UAV IS A NEW SOLUTION FOR EXPEDITIONARY LOGISITICS

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BLOOMFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 21, 2021-- Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN) today unveiled the KARGO UAV, the newest addition to its family of purpose-built, autonomous unmanned systems designed to be the new standard for expeditionary logistics. Built with the U.S. Armed Forces future operating concepts in mind, the KARGO UAV offers a rugged design for easy transport and deployment. The system’s compact form-factor fits in a standard shipping container and is designed to be unloaded and operated by as few as two people.

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Sep
21
2021

NTSB Final Report: Ketchikan, Alaska

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The pilot reported that, after landing on an elevated helicopter deck and reducing the rotor RPM, he signaled for the brush cutting ground crew leader to approach the helicopter to collect additional chainsaw bars that were being dropped off. He added that, the crew leader indicated that two of the three chainsaw bars were not the correct bars needed, and then threw an incorrect bar away from the helicopter. Subsequently, the bar impacted a main rotor blade, which resulted in substantial damage. The pilot reported that the brush cutting crew had been briefed before operations on gear security, rotor awareness, and safe practices when working around the helicopter. The crew leader admitted to a lapse in judgment brought on by stress and frustration. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.

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Sep
20
2021

NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Captures a Mars Rock Feature in 3D

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NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter provided a 3D view of a rock-covered mound during its 13th flight on Sept. 4. The plan for this reconnaissance mission into the “South Seítah” region of Mars’ Jezero Crater was to capture images of this geologic target – nicknamed “Faillefeu” (after a medieval abbey in the French Alps) by the agency’s Perseverance rover team – and to obtain the color pictures from a lower altitude than ever before: 26 feet (8 meters).

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Sep
20
2021

Aurora man charged with mischief endangering life after laser hits police helicopter - NewmarketToday.ca

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Aurora man charged with mischief endangering life after laser hits police

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Sep
20
2021

Bilsdale transmitter: Helicopters fly in material to build temporary TV and radio mast - BBC News

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Bilsdale transmitter: Helicopters fly in material to build temporary TV and radio mast  BBC News

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Sep
20
2021

Arrest after armed officers, dogs and helicopter scrambled to Shropshire industrial estate - Birmingham Live

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Arrest after armed officers, dogs and helicopter scrambled to Shropshire industrial

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Sep
20
2021

Transmission lines will be worked on through helicopters in Central New York until Nov. 15 - FingerLakes1.com

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Transmission lines will be worked on through helicopters in Central New York until Nov.

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Sep
20
2021

Prominent Atlanta architect named one of three victims in central Georgia helicopter crash - CBS46 News Atlanta

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Prominent Atlanta architect named one of three victims in central Georgia helicopter crash  CBS46

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Sep
20
2021

PLA in market for Russian Ka-52K heavy attack helicopters - South China Morning Post

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PLA in market for Russian Ka-52K heavy attack helicopters  South China Morning Post

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Sep
20
2021

Chinook helicopter seen flying over Glasgow city centre - Glasgow Times

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Chinook helicopter seen flying over Glasgow city centre  Glasgow Times

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Sep
20
2021

Eversource conducting infrared helicopter inspections in Central Connecticut - Westport News

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Eversource conducting infrared helicopter inspections in Central Connecticut  Westport News

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Sep
20
2021

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Monticello, GA

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FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Monticello, GA

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Sep
20
2021

Collins Aerospace’s MS-177 ISR sensor now supporting Global Hawk operational missions

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Sept. 20, 2021) – The United States Air Force (USAF) recently completed its first RQ-4B Global Hawk Block 30 unmanned aerial system (UAS) operational mission carrying Collins Aerospace’s MS-177 multi-spectral imaging (MSI) sensor. The MS-177 long range wide area multi-spectral imaging (MSI) sensor enhances the Global Hawk’s ISR mission capabilities by providing greater standoff range and more actionable intelligence to address challenges and achieve overmatch on the battlefield.

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Sep
20
2021

Bell Celebrates Grand Opening of 525 Experience Center in Norway

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Stavanger, Norway (Sept. 20, 2021) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, unveiled today its new 525 Experience Center at the Stavanger Airport in Norway. The center is an innovative space designed to showcase the Bell 525 capabilities for customers in Norway who perform missions in oil and gas, search and rescue (SAR), and military operations.

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Sep
20
2021

Two airlift helicopters called to scene of crash at I-35 Lebo exit - KVOE

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Two airlift helicopters called to scene of crash at I-35 Lebo exit  KVOE

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Sep
20
2021

Video shows helicopter rescue of missing hiker in Olympic National Park - The Seattle Times

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Video shows helicopter rescue of missing hiker in Olympic National Park  The Seattle Times

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Sep
20
2021

Was Gabby Buried? Helicopter Footage Captures Discovery of Body - CrimeOnline

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Was Gabby Buried? Helicopter Footage Captures Discovery of Body  CrimeOnline

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Sep
20
2021

LCI AND SMFL EXPAND HELICOPTER LEASING JOINT VENTURE WITH US$120 MILLION FLEET GROWTH

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LCI, the leading helicopter leasing, management and investment platform, and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited (SMFL) have acquired and committed to an additional twelve next generation helicopters within their helicopter leasing joint venture.

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Sep
20
2021

Dallas Avionics Signs North American Distributor Agreement with AEM for Digital Audio Systems

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DALLAS, TEXAS – Dallas Avionics announced today that AEM has signed an agreement with their company to be their exclusive distributor for North America on their recently acquired digital audio system line of products.

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Sep
20
2021

TracPlus Global Announces New Role for Trevor McIntyre

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TracPlus Global Chief Executive Officer Trevor McIntyre has announced his resignation from his current role at the end of September 2021. At the request of the board of directors, Trevor will remain part of the TracPlus team, taking over a new strategic role with the company after a three-month sabbatical.

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Sep
20
2021

At Airlift Northwest, 'a flying emergency room' keeping course through the pandemic - Kitsap Sun

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At Airlift Northwest, 'a flying emergency room' keeping course through the pandemic  Kitsap Sun

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Sep
20
2021

Officials: Georgia helicopter crash kills 3, cause under investigation - WJCL News

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Officials: Georgia helicopter crash kills 3, cause under investigation  WJCL News

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Sep
20
2021

Streetwise: Quality Plus gets new owners, Neumark Design & Print closes, helicopter rides and more - Wisconsin Rapids Tribune

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Streetwise: Quality Plus gets new owners, Neumark Design & Print closes, helicopter rides and

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Sep
20
2021

Timberview Helicopters sues for breach of contract, claims county griefs are 'overstated' - The News Herald

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Timberview Helicopters sues for breach of contract, claims county griefs are 'overstated'  The News

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Sep
20
2021

Many factors weighed to make William Snyder's most expensive purchase as Martin sheriff - TCPalm

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Many factors weighed to make William Snyder's most expensive purchase as Martin sheriff  TCPalm

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Sep
20
2021

Kicukiro District uses helicopter in Covid-19 fight | The New Times | Rwanda - The New Times

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Kicukiro District uses helicopter in Covid-19 fight | The New Times | Rwanda  The New Times

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