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Nov
24
2021

Sikorsky Signs Reseller Agreement With CIAC

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BOGOTA, Nov. 24, 2021 – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) and the Corporación de la Industria Aeronáutica de Colombia S.A. (CIAC) have signed a reseller agreement allowing CIAC to purchase Black Hawk® helicopter spare parts from Sikorsky for resale to the Colombian Army, Air Force and National Police. Advance procurement and storage of the material in Bogota, including processing of component repairs, will enable CIAC to quickly fulfill orders when required by the services, which collectively have acquired 97 UH-60L and S-70i™ Black Hawk aircraft.

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Nov
24
2021

First ever naval combat H225M delivered to the Brazilian Navy

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Marignane, 24 November 2021 – Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first H225M in naval combat configuration to the Brazilian Navy. Stationed at the naval base in São Pedro d'Aldeia, the aircraft will boost the Brazilian Navy’s mission capabilities including anti-surface warfare and maritime surveillance.

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Nov
23
2021

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Scio, OR

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AIRCRAFT TAIL ROTOR WAS STRUCK BY SOMETHING AND FLIPPED OVER ON TAKEOFF, SCIO, OR.

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Nov
23
2021

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Bastrop, TX

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AIRCRAFT STRUCK A BIRD ON DEPARTURE FROM HOSPITAL HELIPAD DAMAGING WINDSCREEN AND BEAM, BASTROP, TX.

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Nov
22
2021

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: LANCASTER, PA

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AIRCRAFT CRASHED WHILE CONDUCTING HOVER PRACTICE, LANCASTER, PA.

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Nov
22
2021

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Dayton, OH

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AIRCRAFT ON LIFT OFF STRUCK TAIL ROTOR ON THE GROUND, DAYTON, OH

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Nov
19
2021

NTSB Final Report: Patterson, Louisiana

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While hovering from the helicopter pad to reposition for takeoff, the pilot backed up the helicopter. During a pedal turn, the tail rotor contacted another helicopter’s main rotor blades, which was parked and located behind on another pad. The pilot reported she felt a strong jolt to the left, and the helicopter began to spin. The pilot lowered the collective, reduced throttle, and the helicopter came to rest upright adjacent to the helicopter pad.

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Nov
19
2021

Fuelling a green approach to aviation

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As the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, drew to a close in Glasgow, Leonardo’s latest generation military helicopter, the AW149, took to the sky to demonstrate the steps the company is taking to help reduce the carbon footprint of its helicopter fleet.

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Nov
18
2021

Airbus and Mercedes-Benz Design team takes ACH145 helicopter collaboration into new era

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Cologne, 18 November 2021 – Airbus Corporate Helicopters and Mercedes-Benz have signed a renewal of the highly successful design collaboration which introduced the concept of partnerships between the automotive and aerospace industries in 2010.

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Nov
18
2021

Bell Announces First Bell 505 NXi Sale in Slovakia

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Cologne, Germany (18 Nov. 2021) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the sale of the first Bell 505 NXi in Slovakia to WELLPHARMA S.R.O., marking the second Bell 505 sale in the country in 2021. The customer will take delivery of the aircraft in summer 2022 at Bell’s Prague Service center. The corporate-configured Bell 505 will be equipped with the latest Garmin G1000 NXi avionics and used for corporate and private transportation.

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Nov
17
2021

Bell 407GXi Gains Momentum in European Region with Multiple Purchase Agreements

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Cologne, Germany (17 Nov. 2021) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today at European Rotors purchase agreements for five aircraft to customers in Ukraine.

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Nov
17
2021

Thales and Diehl join Airbus to develop flight control computers for CityAirbus NextGen

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Cologne, 17 November 2021 – Airbus has signed a trilateral agreement with Thales and Diehl Aerospace for the joint development of the flight control computers of CityAirbus NextGen. The central flight control system of CityAirbus NextGen, the electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle (eVTOL) being developed by Airbus, will combine extraordinary computing power with lightweight design and highest safety standards.

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Nov
17
2021

First five-bladed H145 for offshore wind operations delivered to HTM

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Cologne, 17 November 2021 – Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first five-bladed H145 to be used in the offshore wind segment to its long-term customer HTM Helicopters. The aircraft will be operated from one of HTM’s bases at Norden-Norddeich, Emden, Borkum and Helgoland. For its missions, which include passenger transport to and from wind farms and hoisting technicians to the wind-turbines, the helicopter is equipped with a powerful hoist, floatation equipment, and a cargo hook.

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Nov
17
2021

AW169’S PRESENCE IN THE ENERGY INDUSTRY SECTOR GROWS STRONGER WITH BESTFLY OF ANGOLA ORDER OF FOUR HELICOPTERS

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The Leonardo AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopter further reinforces its global market presence and its success in the energy industry sector with the sale of four aircraft to Bestfly of Angola. This contract marks the entry of the AW169 into the African market with the first purchase from major local operator. 

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Nov
17
2021

German Flight School Adds Bell 505 to its Training Fleet

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​Cologne, Germany (Nov. 17, 2021) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today, kayfly, a German flight school, signed a purchase agreement for a Bell 505. It will use the aircraft along with its two Bell 206s to train aspiring helicopter pilots.

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Nov
17
2021

NHV Appoints Thomas Hütsch as New CEO

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Ostend, Belgium – November 17th, 2021 - NHV Group is pleased to announce that Thomas Hütsch, the current NHV Group Chief Operating Officer has been promoted to the position of Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect. The outgoing CEO, Steffen Bay has resigned to move to a new position outside of the helicopter industry.

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Nov
17
2021

L3Harris Opens New $110 Million USD Canadian Facility to Address Growing WESCAM MX™ Product Demand

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MELBOURNE, Fla.,  — L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) has opened its new $110 million (USD) state-of-the-art facility in Waterdown, Ontario, Canada to address the growing demand for its WESCAM MX-Series electro-optical and infrared imaging technologies.

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Nov
17
2021

SKYTRAC and Soteria Partner to Provide Secure BVLOS Connectivity for Special Mission Aircraft in Africa

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KELOWNA, BC, November 17, 2021 – SKYTRAC Systems Ltd. (SKYTRAC), a global leader in intelligent connectivity solutions for aviation, and Soteria Advanced Technologies Ltd. (Soteria), an industry leader in the South African aerospace, defense, and law enforcement sectors, jointly announced Soteria’s appointment as a formal SKYTRAC partner within the African region.

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Nov
16
2021

GPMS Showcases Foresight MX at HAI Aerial Firefighting Safety Conference 2021

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Boise, Idaho – November 16, 2021 – GPMS, a leader in the field of helicopter health monitoring, announced today that it will showcase its Foresight MX system at the HAI Aerial Firefighting Safety Conference in Boise, Idaho. Foresight MX is a lightweight, modern system that meets and exceeds the new HUMS requirements for Type 1, 2 and 3 aircraft that the U.S. Forest Service announced in September.

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Nov
16
2021

Irish Air Corps Continues Training with Aviation Specialties Unlimited

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(BOISE, IDAHO)  Irish Air Corps (IAC), based at Casement Aerodome, Baldonnel Co. Dublin, Ireland, recently continued additional NVIS training with Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU).

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Nov
16
2021

Bell 525 Completes First Flight with Sustainable Aviation Fuel

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Fort Worth, TX (November 16, 2021) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the Bell 525 Relentless completed its first flight using Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) in summer 2021. Bell first incorporated SAF in its training and demonstration fleet in March 2021.

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Nov
16
2021

Airbus meets customer request for vegan helicopter interior

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Dubai, 16 November 2021 – When a valued customer specified that his new helicopter must have an interior that was fully vegan, Airbus Corporate Helicopters’ (ACH) design team rose to the occasion.

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Nov
16
2021

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Molalla, OR

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AIRCRAFT CHRISTMAS TREE HARVESTING EXPERIENCED ENGINE ISSUES, AUTO-ROTATED AND MADE A HARD LANDING, MAIN ROTOR BLADE STRUCK TAIL BOOM, MOLALLA, OR.

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Nov
16
2021

Helicopter Association International and European Helicopter Association Form Partnership

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Alexandria, Va. (November 16, 2021) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce a new level of partnership and collaboration with the European Helicopter Association (EHA). This agreement solidifies a long-term relationship between the two associations for the international vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) industry, recognizing their aligned values and missions and formalizing their ability to collaborate on initiatives and programs. The agreement will take effect Jan. 1, 2022.

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Nov
15
2021

Bell Textron Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard Announce Delivery of Final Bell Helicopter

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Today, Bell Textron Canada, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and the Canadian Coast Guard announced the delivery of a new Bell 429 helicopter to the Coast Guard at Bell’s Mirabel facility. The delivery, which occurred on September 15, marks an important milestone for both Bell Textron Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard. For Bell, it represents the 400th Bell 429 helicopter delivered, and for the Coast Guard, the completion of its light helicopter renewal program launched in 2014.

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Nov
15
2021

Leonardo’s AW609 to take central stage at Dubai Airshow 2021

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Leonardo, the Italian-headquartered global aerospace and defence company, is presenting its revolutionary AW609 tiltrotor for the first time in the region at the 2021 Dubai Airshow (14-18 November). With a stand (booth 530 – UK Pavilion) and an outdoor static area (Pavilion S19) at the event, Leonardo is ready to welcome visitors to see some of its most advanced technologies, including the only tiltrotor in the market set to receive civil certification. Other high-tech equipment on show will include advanced electronics, helicopters and defence technologies.

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Nov
15
2021

U.S. Helicopter Safety Team Names FAA’s Karen Gattis as Government Co-Chair

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WASHINGTON DC – The United States Helicopter Safety Team has named Karen Gattis, FAA Flight Standards Acting Deputy Director for General Aviation Safety Assurance, as its new government co-chairman. As a regional partner with the worldwide Vertical Aviation Safety Team, the USHST was formed in 2013 to lead a government and industry cooperative effort to promote safety and work to reduce civil helicopter fatal accidents.

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Nov
15
2021

HTM Group and Zimex Select SKYTRAC SDL-350 Certus Solution for Fixed-Wing and Rotary-Wing VIP and Special Mission Aircraft

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Kelowna, BC, November 15, 2021 – SKYTRAC Systems Ltd. (SKYTRAC), a leader in satellite communications (Satcom) and intelligent connectivity solutions, today announced that HTM Group and Zimex Aviation Ltd., a leader in remote field operations, have selected SKYTRAC’s SDL-350 Satcom system for broadband VIP and Special Mission connectivity.

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Nov
15
2021

Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI) and Leonardo sign maintenance services MOA as the AW139 helicopter fleet grows further in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Dubai, - Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI) and Leonardo announced today at Dubai Airshow (14-18 November 2021) the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), that will strengthen the level of maintenance services for the growing fleet of AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Through this MOA, SAEI will enter a qualification process to be recognised as a Leonardo Authorized Service Centre in country for the bestselling AW139 model and will deliver basic maintenance for the type. The MOA also includes the addition of the AW169 helicopter and the AW609 TiltRotor in the future.

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Nov
12
2021

REB Technologies (REBTECH) names David Thompson as Director of Business Development and Strategy

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REB Technologies Inc. (REBTECH) - the leading provider of Night Vision Illumination Systems (NVIS), design, manufacture and integration services is pleased to announce that David Thompson has joined the company as Director of Business Development and Strategy.

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