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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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Tags: Airbus FAL Final Assembly Line H125 Make in India Tata Group
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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
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
30
2024

Axnes Chosen to Deliver Wireless Communications System for UK MOD Multi Helicopter Platform

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Grimstad, Norway, January 30, 2024 - Axnes AS, a leading provider of innovative wireless intercom communication systems, is pleased to announce that it has been selected to deliver its cutting-edge PNG Wireless Intercom System (WICS) technology to the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) for their Puma HC Mk2 Air System. The PNG WICS will be utilized to enhance the aircrafts’ communication systems for Search and Rescue (SAR) applications and Human External Cargo (HEC) missions. The Axnes PNG system allows the Puma to meet all (UK/European standard requirements) for two-way radio communication for HEC operations.

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Jan
30
2024

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: JEFFERSON CITY, MO

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AIRCRAFT ON FINAL APPROACH, BEGAN UNCONTROLLED SPIN AND LANDED HARD IN THE GRASS, JEFFERSON CITY, MO.

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Jan
31
2024

HAI Adds New Salute To Excellence Award Honoring Harold Summers

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Alexandria, Virginia (Jan. 31, 2024) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce a new addition to its Salute to Excellence Awards, which acknowledge significant achievement in the vertical flight industry. The newest award honors the spirit and legacy of Harold “Hal” Summers, a longtime HAI employee who was renowned for his efforts to improve the rotorcraft industry.

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Tags: HAI Harold Summers Salute to Excellence Awards
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Jan
31
2024

Airbus, Avinor, SAS, Swedavia and Vattenfall pave the way for hydrogen aviation in Sweden and Norway

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Stockholm, 31 January 2024 - Airbus, Avinor, SAS, Swedavia and Vattenfall have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to investigate the feasibility of a hydrogen infrastructure at airports in Sweden and Norway. 

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Jan
31
2024

PRECISION AVIATION GROUP (PAG) ANNOUNCES ORGANIZATIONAL PROMOTION

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Atlanta, Georgia – January 31, 2024 – Precision Aviation Group (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the aerospace and defense industry worldwide, announced an organizational promotion to align resources with current business needs. With 20 Repair Stations and over 850,000 square feet of sales and service facilities in the United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore, and Brazil, PAG is well-positioned to continue its commitment to excellence.

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Jan
31
2024

Flight Instructor
Sponsorships for 2024 Announced

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Helicentre Aviation Academy is excited to announce further flight instructor sponsorship opportunities following the success of the programme last year, where four CPL(H) holders were awarded sponsorship of their FI(H) training. Successful applicants may commence training as early as April 2024.

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Feb
01
2024

HTIGLOBAL wins the contract to train A&P Helicopters in their new Bell 212 with T53 Engine Conversion

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HTIGLOBAL was once again entrusted with the responsibility of conducting field maintenance training for A&P Helicopters, this time focusing on the Bell 212 with T53 conversion. As long-standing operators of Bell helicopters, including both medium and light models, A&P Helicopters is committed to upholding the highest standards of maintenance and safety for their fleet.

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Tags: Bell 212 HTIGLOBAL T53 Conversion
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Feb
01
2024

Rotor Flies Live For A Crowd, Celebrates New Hampshire Innovation With NH Governor Sununu

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Nashua, New Hampshire (Jan. 31, 2024): Rotor hosted guest of honor New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu in the first live flight test of its autonomous helicopters. The company-hosted event, which also included a tour of Rotor’s new Research & Development Center and a naming ceremony for Rotor’s R550X prototype, was attended by staff, their families, and invited VIPs.

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Tags: autonomous helicopter R550X Rotor
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Feb
01
2024

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: CAHOKIA HEIGHTS, IL

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AIRCRAFT DEPARTED, EXPERIENCED SMOKE IN THE COCKPIT AND LANDED IN THE GRASS TO THE LEFT OF THE RUNWAY, CAHOKIA HEIGHTS, IL.

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Feb
01
2024

TracPlus Unveils 'Trip Analysis' Feature, Elevating Asset Tracking and Safety Insights

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TracPlus, the global leader in real-time tracking, communication, and data analytics for mission-critical operations, is proud to announce the launch of its latest innovation, Trip Analysis. This new feature represents a significant leap in asset tracking and operational insight, especially pertinent to wildland firefighting and emergency services.

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Feb
02
2024

Archer’s Midnight Aircraft Successfully Completes Phase 1 of Flight Test Program as Company Continues to Advance Towards FAA Certification

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SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR), a leader in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, announced today that the company’s Midnight aircraft has hit another key milestone with completion of Phase 1 of its flight test program. Utilizing learnings from the previous four years of flight testing, Archer’s Midnight aircraft finished the flight test phase in approximately three months, which is significantly faster than Archer’s full-scale prototype aircraft - Maker. Additionally, Midnight’s battery system has recently been upgraded to include some of the first high voltage battery packs off of Archer’s manufacturing line at its San Jose, California facilities, a significant step as the company pushes towards being production-ready. With these advancements, Midnight remains firmly on track to complete its first full wing-borne transition flight and begin piloted “for credit” testing with the FAA later this year.

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Feb
02
2024

HAI Announces Winners of ROTOR Magazine 2024 Photo Contest

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Alexandria, Virginia (Feb. 02, 2024) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce the seven winners of the 2024 ROTOR Magazine Photo Contest. This annual contest is open to professional and amature photographers around the world who focus their lenses on the vertical aviation industry.

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Tags: 2024 ROTOR Magazine Photo Contest HAI
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Feb
02
2024

FAA Expands B4UFLY Services for Drone Pilots

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WASHINGTON – The FAA is now partnering with several companies to offer drone pilots more places to receive official airspace awareness information.  

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Feb
05
2024

FAA APPROVES ROBINSON EMPENNAGE DESIGN FOR R44 HELICOPTERS

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TORRANCE, CA., – FEBRUARY 5, 2024 - Robinson Helicopter Company, a global leader in civilian rotorcraft, has secured FAA approval for a new empennage design for its R44 aircraft. This accomplishment follows the FAA's prior approval of the same configuration for the Robinson R66 Turbine in September 2023. The development and testing of the new empennage design spanned several years, resulting in enhanced handling characteristics during high-speed flight.

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Feb
05
2024

NTSB Preliminary Report: Hydro, OK

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On January 20, 2024, about 2323 central standard time, a Bell 206L-3 helicopter, N295AE, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Hydro, Oklahoma. The pilot, flight nurse, and flight paramedic were fatally injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 positioning flight.

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Feb
05
2024

NTSB Final Report: Whiteside, TN

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On August 23, 2022, about 1447 central standard time, a Bell 206B helicopter, N770HP, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Whiteside, Tennessee. The pilot and the passenger/observer were fatally injured. The flight was conducted as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 public aircraft operation.

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Feb
06
2024

AVIDYNE ADDS NIGHT VISION GOGGLE (NVG) COMPATIBILITY OPTION FOR FMS SYSTEMS

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Melbourne, FL. – February 6, 2024 – Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics systems, announced today that they have added Night Vision Goggle (NVG) compatibility as a factory option for their IFD550, IFD545, IFD540, and IFD510 (IFD5-Series) FMS systems.

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Tags: Avidyne Corporation Night Vision Goggles NVG
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Feb
06
2024

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation Finalizes Sale to Peruvian Military

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Enstrom is excited to announce the signing of new purchase agreements with the Peruvian Military for four 280FX training helicopters. The Peruvian Army purchased two helicopters, and the Peruvian Air Force purchased another two. These aircraft will supplement both services’ respective training fleets, which already include multiple Enstrom helicopters.

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Feb
07
2024

USHST Plans Extensive Agenda for All-Hands Meeting at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024

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Washington, D.C. (February 7, 2024) – The United States Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) will announce the development of a Peer Pilot Program during the USHST all-hands meeting at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024 as part of several new safety initiatives.

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Feb
07
2024

First Aviation Services Inc. Announces Further Expansion in Support of the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk

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Westport, CT, February 7, 2023 – First Aviation Services Inc. announced a major expansion of their support for the UH-60 Black Hawk and its derivates by integrating the resources of the company’s individual subsidiaries to provide the industry’s most comprehensive set of aftermarket solutions.  Currently, First Aviation subsidiaries provide in-house maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) for the UH-60 Black Hawk main and tail rotor blades, main rotor hub, dynamic components, landing gear shock struts, BIM indicators, hoses, lighting, batteries, switch panels, and structures, among other components.  Furthermore, First Aviation’s subsidiary AAMSI, located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, manages the repair of approximately 500 additional Black Hawk components via First Aviation’s supply chain of high-quality subcontractor facilities. 

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Tags: Black Hawk First Aviation Services UH-60
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Feb
08
2024

Joby Receives Part 145 Maintenance Certificate from FAA

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Joby is believed to be the first eVTOL developer to receive a Part 145 Certificate from the FAA, which will lay the foundation for Joby to perform maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services on its eVTOL aircraft once it is certified for commercial operations.

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Feb
08
2024

Archer Announces Three Conforming, Piloted Aircraft Are Now Under Construction; Aircraft Will Be Used In FAA “For Credit” Testing

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SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR) announced today that they are well underway in constructing the Company’s first three conforming Midnight aircraft, with the first aircraft set to begin final assembly in the coming weeks. Archer’s initial fleet of piloted aircraft will begin piloted flight testing later this year, and subsequently be used in “for credit” flight testing with the FAA as the company progresses towards commercialization.

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Feb
08
2024

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: TUPELO, MS

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AIRCRAFT DEPARTED AND CRASHED INTO A POND, TUPELO, MS.

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Feb
08
2024

Sabrina Barbera joins Loft Dynamics as Chief Service Officer to Drive the Expansion of Training Services

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ZURICH, February 08, 2024 - Loft Dynamics announces that Sabrina Barbera has joined the leadership team as Chief Service Officer to support the company’s rapid growth. Sabrina provides a profound background within the helicopter industry. She will lead the Flight Simulator Training Device Organization (FSTDO) team consisting of aviation and compliance specialists to offer high standard simulator training services to the aviation industry.

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Tags: Loft Dynamics Sabrina Barbera
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Feb
08
2024

Bell Demonstrates High-Speed Vertical Takeoff and Landing (HSVTOL) Technology at Holloman Air Force Base

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Bell showcases High-Speed Vertical Takeoff and Landing (HSVTOL) technology capabilities upon completion of testing efforts at Holloman Air Force Base. The team has utilized the Holloman High Speed Test Track to demonstrate the folding rotor, integrated propulsion and flight control technologies at representative flight speeds.

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Tags: Bell Bell Flight Holloman Air Force Base HSVTOL
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Feb
09
2024

CAREFLIGHT 5 PARAMEDIC CELEBRATES NOTABLE MILESTONES

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SANTA FE, NM,  – While the new year is a time for looking forward, the emergency air medical team at CareFlight 5 in Santa Fe is reflecting on the accomplishments of one of their own. Flight Paramedic Cory Myers recently celebrated two important milestones—15 years in the profession and 1,400 air medical transport flights. 

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Feb
09
2024

Sikorsky Completes Flight Tests Of Three Hellenic Navy MH-60R Helicopters

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OWEGO, N.Y.,  – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, (NYSE: LMT) has completed testing of the integrated mission systems and sensors aboard three MH-60R SEAHAWK® helicopters purchased by the Hellenic Navy.

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