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Nov
09
2023

FAA to Appoint Rulemaking Committee to Examine Pilot Mental Health

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Thursday, November 9, 2023 - ​WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration will establish a Pilot Mental Health Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) to provide recommendations on breaking down the barriers that prevent pilots from reporting mental health issues to the agency. 

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Tags: FAA Mental Health
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Nov
09
2023

LCI AND SMFL ACHIEVE HIGHEST RATING FOR WORLD’S FIRST HELICOPTER SOCIAL LOAN FRAMEWORK

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9th November, 2023:  LCI, a leading aviation company, and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Co., Ltd. (SMFL) have announced the development of the world’s first Social Loan Framework for helicopter leasing, finance and operations.  

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Tags: LCI Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Co
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Nov
09
2023

ICARUS device enhances helicopter training at UND

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Suppose you’re driving at freeway speeds and suddenly find your view of the road blocked by fog. Suppose you’re piloting an aircraft when that happens. Suppose you’re piloting an aircraft and coming in for a landing, and the sudden fog makes the runway disappear.

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Nov
09
2023

Bell Introduces Jacinto Monge as Managing Director of Commercial Business in Europe

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Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has appointed Jacinto Monge as the Managing Director of Commercial Business in Europe. Previously, Jacinto served as the Managing Director for Bell, Asia-Pacific, and as the Representative Director for Bell in Japan, where he led Bell’s commercial business in China, Japan, Korea, India, South East Asia, and the Pacific, playing an essential role in the significant growth of Bell’s business in the region, where the company expended its sales and customer service footprint, adding 326 orders and 281 deliveries during his tenure. He facilitated key regional sales including the agreements with Shaanxi Helicopter Company for 100 Bell 407s and Reignwood Aviation for 110 Bell 505s, the Republic of Korea acquisition of 40 Bell 505s for military training, the Queensland Police Service purchase agreement for three Bell 429s, and the acquisitions of the Subaru Bell 412 by Tokyo Metropolitan Police and regional Fire Fighting and Disaster Relief departments. 

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Nov
09
2023

NATIVE AIR FLIGHT PARAMEDIC ACHIEVES MAJOR MILESTONE

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PAYSON, AZ, Nov. 9, 2023 – Native Air 7’s Flight Paramedic and Clinical Base Lead Josh Malia recently surpassed transporting his 1,000th patient. Flying a thousand miles can be quick and easy, but impacting a thousand lives takes hundreds of hours of training, teamwork, and meticulous effort, and Malia achieved this milestone in less than nine years. 

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Nov
07
2023

Further development of alpine rescue: DRF Luftrettung joins the “International Commission for Alpine Rescue”

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In future, DRF Luftrettung will be represented as a permanent member of ICAR (International Commission for Alpine Rescue), the leading international professional organization for alpine rescue. This was recently decided unanimously at the ICAR conference in Toblach, Italy, which brought together around 200 delegates from 41 countries.  

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Nov
07
2023

Rotor Technologies, Inc. Completes Uncrewed Flight Test Campaign, Demonstrates Autonomous Flight

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Nashua, New Hampshire (Nov. 7, 2023): Rotor Technologies, Inc. (Rotor), a developer of autonomous vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft, has completed the first autonomous helicopter flight campaign of a full-scale civilian helicopter.

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Tags: Rotor Rotor Technologies VTOL
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Nov
07
2023

Enstrom Helicopter hosts training for Zambian mechanics

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Enstrom Helicopter Corporation hosted mechanics from Zambia for a week of training on how to maintain Enstrom helicopters. The Zambian military had previously purchased Enstrom Turbine 480Bs with delivery expected in the near future pending aircraft completion. Zambian officials say they plan to use the aircraft for helicopter pilot training.

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Nov
03
2023

NTSB Preliminary Report: Saint Peter, MN

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On October 8, 2023, about 1640 central daylight time, an experimental Gyro Technic GT-VX2 gyroplane, N557LJ, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Saint Peter, Minnesota. The pilot was fatally injured. The gyroplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

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Nov
03
2023

NTSB Final Report: Hibbing, MN

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The helicopter was operating at a remote, unimproved landing zone (LZ) with a ground crew consisting of firefighters. They were conducting aerial firefighting training with an external load consisting of a 50 ft longline and a water bucket. The LZ consisted of about 2.5 ft tall prairie grass, with the tail of the helicopter going up slope. During the landing to the LZ, the tail rotor impacted a backpack on the ground. The helicopter landed upright and the pilot shutdown the helicopter. The pilot performed a self-assessment of the damage sustained to the tail rotor blades and then flew the helicopter back to the airtanker base with the ground

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Nov
03
2023

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: HOUSTON, TX

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AIRCRAFT HAD AN ENGINE LIGHT COME ON AND LANDED ON A ROAD TO TROUBLESHOOT, HOUSTON, TX.

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Nov
01
2023

Delaware State Police Department Honors 100-Year Anniversary with Bell 429 Purchase Agreement

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Fort Worth, TX (Nov. 1, 2023) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the signed purchase agreement for two Bell 429s by Delaware State Police (DSP). In addition to law enforcement operations, the Bell 429 will also aid in the completion of emergency medical services and search-and-rescue operations.

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Nov
01
2023

HELIJET PLACES ORDER WITH BETA TECHNOLOGIES FOR FIRST PASSENGER SERVICE eVTOL AIRCRAFT IN CANADA

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VANCOUVER, B.C. (October 31, 2023) – Helijet International Inc., North America’s largest and longest-standing helicopter airline, today announced plans to become the first Canadian air carrier to provide passenger and cargo services using electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft after placing firm orders for ALIA eVTOL aircraft from BETA Technologies.  Helijet President and CEO Danny Sitnam and BETA Sales Director Skye Carapetyan made the announcement with British Columbia Premier David Eby at Helijet’s Victoria Harbour Heliport.

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Tags: eVTOL Helijet International
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Oct
31
2023

Life Flight Network Grows Air Ambulance Fleet

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Fort Worth, TX (Oct. 31, 2023) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today that Life Flight Network, the largest not-for-profit air medical program in the country, has added two additional Bell 407GXi helicopters and plans to accept delivery of an additional Bell 429 in December. With 22 Bell aircraft, Life Flight Network is the largest air medical operator of Bell helicopters in the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West.

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Tags: Bell Bell 429 Bell Textron Life Flight Network Textron
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Oct
31
2023

Naval unmanned aerial system tested at sea from a French Navy frigate

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Marignane, 31  October 2023 – Airbus Helicopters and Naval Group, in collaboration with the French Armament General Directorate, DGA (Direction génerale de l’armement), and the French Navy, have tested the SDAM demonstrator (Système de Drone Aérien Marine/ Naval Aerial Drone System) from a multi-mission frigate (FREMM). The trials took place on board the French Navy frigate, Provence in the Mediterranean Sea between the 2nd and the 9th of October. The vessel had previously been adapted by Naval Group to operate the SDAM. These sea trials were arranged to demonstrate the system’s high performance from an operational warship and the SDAM’s capabilities for surveillance and intelligence missions.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters
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Oct
31
2023

Polish Land Forces take delivery of their first AW149 helicopters

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The Polish Land Forces has taken delivery of their first two AW149 helicopters during a ceremony held at the 25th Air Cavalry Brigade in Tomaszów Mazowiecki yesterday, where they are entering service 15 months after the contract signing.

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Tags: AW149 Leonardo Polish Land Forces
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Oct
30
2023

NTSB Preliminary Report: Balch Camp, CA

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On September 9, 2023, about 1345 Pacific daylight time, a Bell 212 helicopter, N873HL, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Balch Camp, California. The pilot was seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 133 firefighting flight.

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Oct
30
2023

NTSB Preliminary Report: Croydon, NH

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On October 8, 2023, about 1932 eastern daylight time, a Bell 407 helicopter, N802JR, was involved in an accident near Croydon, New Hampshire. The commercial pilot was fatally injured. The helicopter was operated by JBI Helicopter Services under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a positioning flight.

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Oct
30
2023

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: RONKONKOMA, NY

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IDENTIFICATION Date: 28-OCT-23 Time: 13:46:00Z Regis#: N964SH

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Oct
30
2023

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: ISABELA, PR

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AIRCRAFT MADE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING ON THE SHORELINE, ISABELA, PR

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Oct
30
2023

Leonardo AW139 success grows stronger in USA for public services with Monroe County’s order for three helicopters

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Leonardo announced an order today for three AW139 medium twin-engine helicopters by Monroe Country in Florida. These aircraft will be operated by Trauma Star, a joint effort of Monroe County Fire Rescue and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and will provide air ambulance support across the Florida Keys from Lower Keys Medical Center and the Florida Keys Marathon International Airport. These AW139s will be delivered from Leonardo’s FAA-Certified Part 21 Production Facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, between the end of 2024 and early 2025, after which it will undergo dedicated mission customization before replacing the County’s existing fleet.

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Tags: AW139 Florida Leonardo Monroe County Trauma Star
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Oct
26
2023

FAA, Air Force Team Up on Advanced Air Mobility Efforts

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WASHINGTON— The FAA is partnering with the U.S. Air Force to help support the safe integration of Advanced Air Mobility aircraft into the National Airspace System. 

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Oct
26
2023

European Medical Drone signs Purchase Agreement with Dufour Aerospace

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Stockholm/Zurich, October 25, 2023: European Medical Drone, the Swedish drone operator focusing on connecting hospitals by means of drone transportation, and Dufour Aerospace, the Swiss eVTOL innovator, today signed a development cooperation and purchase agreement for 11 Aero2 uncrewed tilt-wing aircraft. The agreement includes the delivery of one Aero2 X2.3 prototype aircraft in 2024 and 10 serial Aero2 aircraft with delivery starting in 2026. Savback Helicopters, Swedish helicopter vendor and partner of Dufour Aerospace, is assisting this transaction.

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Oct
26
2023

Senate Approves Whitaker as FAA Head

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Alexandria, Va. (Oct. 24, 2023) – Following a 98-0 bipartisan vote by the US Senate, Michael G. Whitaker was approved on Tuesday to lead the FAA. He is most recently the chief operating officer of Supernal, Hyundai’s advanced air mobility (AAM) company. Whitaker also has previous FAA experience: from 2013–14, he served as the deputy administrator, where he led the agency’s efforts to modernize the US National Airspace System.

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Oct
26
2023

SwissDrones Achieves Milestone FAA Authorization for Beyond Visual Line of Sight UAV Operations

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Zurich, Switzerland - October 24, 2023 - SwissDrones, a global manufacturer and operator of long-range uncrewed helicopter systems for inspection, surveillance, and public safety applications, has announced that its SDO 50 V2 multi-mission, single-turbine uncrewed helicopter system has been granted an unprecedented FAA authorization. This authorization allows aerial service provider Phoenix Air Unmanned (PAU), partner of SwissDrones, to operate the SDO 50 V2 beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) across the entire United States. This landmark achievement marks the first-of-its-kind authorization within the nation, empowering PAU to broaden its capabilities in inspection, patrol, and survey missions over extensive distances. Furthermore, this authorization establishes a clear regulatory pathway, setting a precedent for other organizations utilizing the SDO 50 V2 to pursue BVLOS approvals for their commercial operations.

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Oct
24
2023

Sikorsky’s RAIDER X® Team Begins Installation Process Of U.S. Army’s Improved Turbine Engine

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 24, 2023 – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) is beginning the installation process of the U.S. Army’s new Improved Turbine Engine (ITEP) on its RAIDER X® aircraft designed for the Future Attack Reconnaissance (FARA) program. The U.S. Army and Sikorsky engineers reviewed the engine after its arrival at the company’s West Palm Beach facility and then transferred it to the engine integration test lab next to the RAIDER X assembly area on Oct 20.

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Oct
24
2023

Bell Receives T901 Improved Turbine Engine for Bell 360 Invictus

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Fort Worth, TX (Oct. 24, 2023) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the Army has officially delivered GE Aerospace’s T901 Improved Turbine Engine to Bell for its submission for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program. With the engine’s arrival, Bell is prepared to complete the build for the Bell 360 Invictus competitive prototype and move forward to the next stages of the FARA competition.

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Tags: Bell Bell 360 Invictus
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Oct
24
2023

Coulson Aviation Procures World’s Only CH-47D Level D Full Flight Simulator and a UH-60A/L Level D Simulator

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Thermal, California – October 24, 2023: Coulson Aviation, a world leader in aerial firefighting, has significantly increased its training capabilities via the procurement of two Level D full flight simulators – the world’s only CH-47D simulator and one of two existing UH-60A and L simulators – from CAE in Arlington, Texas. The simulators, which are night vision goggle (NVG) compatible and currently undergoing significant upgrades, will be located in a new simulator facility at Coulson’s Thermal, California base.

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Tags: CH-47D Coulson Aviation Flight Simulator UH-60A UH-60L
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Oct
24
2023

Business is Key Focus of EUROPEAN ROTORS 2023

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EUROPEAN ROTORS, the largest business-to-business rotorcraft event in Europe, has something for everyone who is connected to the vertical flight industry. And while the event schedule appeals to a broad audience, it is the business conducted at the show that remains the key focus for show organisers.

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Tags: European Rotors
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Oct
23
2023

Aviation Specialties Unlimited awarded EASA STCs for Bell 429

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(BOISE, IDAHO 10/23/23) Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU), a trusted provider modifying aircraft for civil and military night vision operations for more than 26 years, received notification from EASA that ASU has obtained an STC  for the Bell 429.

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