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Jan
29
2024

Major Utility Operator PJ Helicopters Deepens Relationship with GPMS

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GPMS International announced today that it has received a fleet order from PJ Helicopters for Foresight MX, the industry’s leading HUMS solution.  This order marks a major milestone in integration of HUMS into the

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Jan
29
2024

NTSB Final Report: Daytona Beach, FL

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The pilot of the helicopter reported that while flying at an indicated altitude around 200 to 300 ft, while on approach to land at an off-airport landing zone, he saw a black “drone” [unmanned aerial system (UAS)] in front of his windscreen. He attempted to avoid the UAS but was unable and the UAS impacted the main rotor resulting in substantial damage to a main rotor blade.

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Jan
26
2024

Airbus partners with Tata Group to set up India’s first helicopter Final Assembly Line in the private sector

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New Delhi, 26 January 2024 - In a major boost to ‘Make in India’, Airbus Helicopters has announced that it is partnering with the Tata Group to establish a Final Assembly Line (FAL) for helicopters in the country. The FAL will produce Airbus’ best-selling H125 helicopter from its civil range for India and export to some of the neighbouring countries. 

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Jan
24
2024

Coulson Aviation becomes first aviation company in Canada to receive Transport Canada ATO approval, extending its support of the aviation industry

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Port Alberni, British Columbia – January 24, 2024: Coulson Aviation, a world leader in aerial firefighting, has received Transport Canada Approved Training Organization (ATO)  approval, making it the first aviation company approved to provide training in aircraft structures and one of 20 ATOs across Canada.  

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Jan
24
2024

French Ministry of Interior orders 42 H145 helicopters

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Marignane, 24 January 2024 - The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) ordered 42 new H145 helicopters at the end of 2023, on behalf of the Ministry of Interior, with deliveries set to start in 2024. Of these 42 helicopters, 36 are destined for the French rescue and emergency response agency, Sécurité Civile,  while the French law enforcement agency, Gendarmerie Nationale, will use six.  The contract includes an option for a further 22 H145s for the Gendarmerie Nationale and a range of support and service solutions from training to spare parts, as well as a complete initial support package for the aircraft.

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Jan
23
2024

Airbus Helicopters delivers solid sales performance in 2023

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Marignane, 23 January 2024 – In 2023, Airbus Helicopters logged 410 gross orders (net: 393), highlighting a steady market recovery with a strong performance this year for the light twin and medium twin helicopters. Orders came from 179 customers in 47 countries. The Company delivered 346 helicopters in 2023, resulting in a preliminary 54% share of the civil and parapublic market.

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Jan
23
2024

Archer Aviation and NASA Sign Space Act Agreement To Collaborate on Mission-Critical eVTOL Aircraft Technologies

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NEW YORK-Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR), a leader in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, today announced it has signed a Space Act Agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The collaboration will kick off with an initial project focused on studying high-performance battery cells and safety testing targeted for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) and space applications.

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Jan
23
2024

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: BALTIMORE, MD

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AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED CLUTCH ISSUE AND MADE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING IN A FIELD, BALTIMORE, MD.

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Jan
23
2024

Joby to Install First Electric Air Taxi Charger in Greater New York City Region

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a company developing electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for commercial passenger service, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement with Helo Holdings, Inc. (“HHI”), to install the first air taxi charger in the greater New York City region at the company’s heliport in Kearny, New Jersey, located just a two minute flight from Manhattan.

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Jan
22
2024

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: KENOSHA, WI

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AIRCRAFT MADE A HARD LANDING, KENOSHA, WI.

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Jan
22
2024

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: WEATHERFORD, OK

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AIRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES, WEATHERFORD, OK.

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Jan
19
2024

LEONARDO: ITALY’S CARABINIERI TAKE DELIVERY OF AN ADDITIONAL AW169M HELICOPTER AS PART OF THE FLEET MODERNIZATION PROGRAMME

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Rome, 19 January 2024 – Italy’s Carabinieri takes a further step forward in the framework of their helicopter fleet modernization, taking delivery of their sixth Leonardo AW169M. Visiting the Leonardo’s Vergiate final assembly line facility yesterday, Carabinieri’s General Commander Lieutenant General Teo Luzi had a chance to get an update on the progress made in the service’s modernization programme and to see the three new helicopter models acquired in recent years – AW139, AW169M and AW119Kx – which allow the best mission management depending on a range of operational needs. 

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Jan
19
2024

KAMAN TO BE ACQUIRED BY ARCLINE FOR $1.8 BILLION

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BLOOMFIELD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 19, 2024–Kaman Corp. (NYSE:KAMN) (“Kaman” or the “Company”) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Arcline Investment Management, L.P. (“Arcline”), a growth-oriented private equity firm with deep experience investing in technology-driven, meaningful-to-the-world industrial businesses, in an all-cash transaction with a total enterprise value of approximately $1.8 billion. Upon completion of the transaction, Kaman will become a privately held company.

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Jan
19
2024

Airbus Helicopters and Heligo sign services contract for H145 fleet

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Hyderabad, 19 January 2024: Airbus has signed an HCare Initial contract, a comprehensive by-the-hour services contract with Heligo Charter Private Limited for six Airbus H145 helicopters deployed for offshore and onshore operations in India. 

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Jan
18
2024

NTSB Final Report: Hollywood, FL

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On July 27, 2022, about 1345 eastern daylight time, a Robinson R22 helicopter, N42WC, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Hollywood, Florida. The flight instructor was not injured, and the student pilot received minor injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

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Jan
18
2024

TracPlus Leads the Transition Through Global 3G Network Shutdown: A Guide for All 3G Aircraft Tracking Users

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TracPlus, a global leader in real-time tracking and communication solutions, addresses the impending global 3G network shutdown, guiding all users of 3G aircraft tracking systems, including its RockAIR devices and those from other providers. The transition away from 3G networks, happening now and continuing over the next few years, varies by region. TracPlus provides essential guidance on how to navigate this change, outlining steps for users to ensure continuous, r

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Jan
18
2024

Heritage Aviation orders two Airbus helicopters to operate under UDAN scheme

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Hyderabad, 18 January 2024: India-based aircraft charter company Heritage Aviation has placed an order for H125 and H130 Airbus Helicopters to operate under the Government of India’s regional connectivity scheme - 'Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN). 

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Jan
16
2024

Vertical Flight Society to Hold World’s Largest and Longest Running Electric VTOL Symposium Next Month

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Fairfax, Virginia, USA, Jan. 16, 2024 — The Vertical Flight Society (VFS), the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight technology, announces today that its annual conference on electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft will be the world’s largest event ever on the emerging industry.

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Jan
15
2024

Bristow Ireland Limited confirms agreement with both Fórsa and its Irish Airline Pilots’ Association branch

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Ireland – 15th January 2024: Bristow Ireland Limited, Fórsa, and the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association (IALPA) have reached an agreement which will enable a smooth transition of all search and rescue (SAR) pilots and technical crew from the current operator to Bristow Ireland Limited.

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Jan
15
2024

NTSB Final Report: Drexel Hill, PA

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On January 11, 2022, about 1255 eastern standard time, a Eurocopter EC135 P2+, N531LN, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. The airline transport pilot was seriously injured. The two medical crewmembers and the patient were not injured. The helicopter was operated by Air Methods Corporation as a Title Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 air ambulance flight.

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Jan
15
2024

NTSB Final Report: Granbury, TX

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According to two witnesses, the pilot of the gyroplane started his takeoff roll with the rotor in a horizontal position. Both witnesses stated that the gyroplane’s take off roll was longer than usual. When the pilot pitched the rotor up, the gyroplane pitched up, climbed about 30 to 40 ft above the ground, rolled to the left, and subsequently impacted the runway. The left main landing gear separated from the gyroplane after impacting the runway, and the gyroplane departed the runway to the left. The gyroplane came to rest about 1,400 ft from its departure point. The pilot was seriously injured. During the runway excursion, the gyroplane’s rotor impacted the ground resulting in substantial damage to the rotor, horizontal stabilizer, vertical stabilizer, and rudder.

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Jan
15
2024

Airbus Helicopters to expand unmanned aerial system portfolio with acquisition of Aerovel

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Marignane, 15 January 2024 - Airbus Helicopters and Aerovel have signed an agreement regarding the acquisition of Aerovel and its unmanned aerial system (UAS), Flexrotor, as part of a strategy to strengthen its portfolio of tactical unmanned solutions. Flexrotor is a small tactical unmanned aerial system designed for intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) missions at sea and over land.

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Jan
12
2024

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: SPOFFORD, TX

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AIRCRAFT CRASHED INTO A FIELD DUE TO ENGINE ISSUES, SPOFFORD, TX.

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Jan
12
2024

Michael Yip Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Maintenance Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (Jan. 12, 2024) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Becker Helicopter Services Director of Maintenance Michael “Yippy” Yip is the recipient of the 2024 Salute to Excellence Maintenance Award. This award, presented by Rolls-Royce, recognizes an individual for long- standing excellence in rotorcraft maintenance, maintenance instruction or supervision, or a single significant contribution to rotorcraft maintenance. It will be presented on Feb. 26, 2024 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024 in Anaheim, California.

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Jan
12
2024

Anthony Cosimano Receives 2024 Helicopter Association International Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (Jan. 12, 2024) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Anthony “Tony” Cosimano is the recipient of the 2024 Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award. This award, sponsored by Bell, salutes excellence in management and leadership and is granted to an individual for long and significant service to the international vertical aviation community. It will be presented Feb. 26, 2024 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024 in Anaheim, California.

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Jan
11
2024

Five-Alpha President Rex Alexander Named Recipient of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Safety Award

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Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Five-Alpha Founder and President Rex Alexander is the recipient of the 2024 Salute to Excellence Safety Award. The award, sponsored by BLR Aerospace, recognizes outstanding contributions in the promotion of safety and safety awareness throughout the international vertical aviation community. It will be presented Feb. 26, 2024 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024 in Anaheim, California.

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Jan
11
2024

Children’s Health Neonatal/Pediatric Transport Team Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Golden Hour Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (Jan. 11, 2024) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce the Neonatal/Pediatric Transport Team at Children’s Health in Dallas is the recipient of the 2024 Salute to Excellence Golden Hour Award. The award recognizes the efforts of an individual, group, or organization that, through a particular activity or contributions over time, has advanced the use of helicopters or UAS aircraft in air medical transportation. It will be presented Feb. 26, 2024 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024 in Anaheim, California.

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Jan
10
2024

Rainbow Helicopters Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (Jan. 10, 2024) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Rainbow Helicopters is the recipient of the 2024 Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award. The award, sponsored by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, honors the person or persons who best demonstrate the value of rotorcraft to the communities in which they operate by providing aid to those in need. It will be presented on Feb. 26, 2024 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024 in Anaheim, California.

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Jan
10
2024

Andrew Edgerton Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (Jan. 10, 2024) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Fairfax County (Virginia) Police Helicopter Division Chief Pilot Andrew Edgerton is the recipient of the 2024 Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award. This award, sponsored by MD Helicopters, recognizes an individual or organization that has contributed to the promotion and advancement of rotorcraft in support of law enforcement activities. It will be presented Feb. 26, 2024 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024 in Anaheim, California.

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Jan
10
2024

Volo Mission | Cyprus Police Air Unit

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Volo Mission was honored to have the opportunity to collaborate with the Cyprus Police Air Unit (CPAU) to provide re-current and initial aerial firefighting training for their pilots and aircrews.

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