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May
06
2024

NTSB Final Report: Johnson River, AK

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The operator reported that during a sling load operation, one of the ground crew became entangled in a tag line as the helicopter began to lift the load. He was dragged across the deck, freed himself, and subsequently fell to the ground. In the operators written statement, it was noted the ground crew member was initially hidden from the pilot’s view as he began to lift the sling load. The helicopter was not damaged, but the ground crew personnel sustained serious injuries. The operator reported no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.

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May
06
2024

NTSB Final Report: Charlotte, NC

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On November 22, 2022, at 1157 eastern standard time, a Robinson Helicopter R44, N7094J, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at Charlotte, North Carolina. The commercial pilot and one passenger were fatally injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 aerial observation flight.

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May
07
2024

Airbus finalises acquisition of Aerovel and its UAS Flexrotor

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Bingen, Washington, 7 May 2024 - Airbus has finalised the acquisition of U.S.-based Aerovel and its unmanned aerial system (UAS), Flexrotor, in a move 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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Tags: Aerovel Airbus Flexrotor UAS
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May
07
2024

Bell Reveals Bell 429 Aircraft Laboratory for Future Autonomy Fly-by-Wire Operations

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Fort Worth, TX (May 7, 2024) - Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today revealed its Aircraft Laboratory for Future Autonomy (ALFA) based on the Bell 429 commercial aircraft. Developed by Bell's Advanced Programs team, ALFA is dedicated to performing flight maneuvers with an aircraft safety system and executing autonomous fly-by-wire flights. The fly-by-wire integration was a critical step in future development of autonomous controls for Bell’s commercial aircraft, an emerging technology that aims to reduce pilot workload and enhance safety.

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Tags: ALFA Bell Bell 429 Bell Flight Bell Textron
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May
07
2024

Savback Helicopters expands into advanced aviation

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With nearly 35 years of experience and around 1,000 helicopters sold to 76 countries around the world, Savback Helicopters is on a growth trajectory and sees an opportunity in the hybrid-electric VTOL and drone markets.

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May
07
2024

LIFENET 3 RELOCATES TO NEW BASE LOCATION IN ORANGEBURG, SC

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ORANGEBURG, SC, May 7, 2024 – LifeNet South Carolina announced its relocation from Medical University of South Carolina – Orangeburg to its new location next to the Orangeburg County Fire District and Orangeburg Fire Training Center. Its service area remains unchanged as the program continues providing emergency air medical care to the people of Orangeburg County and beyond. 

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Tags: Air Methods LifeNet South Carolina
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May
07
2024

KAMAN AND TEXTRON SYSTEMS JOIN FORCES TO ADVANCE KARGO UAV TECHNOLOGY

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Bloomfield, Conn – (April 30, 2024) – Kaman and Textron Systems have recently announced a Strategic Alliance Agreement. This agreement facilitates collaboration on opportunities and critical technologies for Kaman’s KARGO UAV. Textron Systems, with its extensive 30-year experience in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), brings a wealth of knowledge and technical expertise, as well as insights on safety and airworthiness.

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May
09
2024

ARCH 3 CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF SERVICE TO SOUTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS

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EFFINGHAM, IL, May 8, 2024 – Celebrating two decades of providing life-saving care to the South Central Illinois region, ARCH 3 in Effingham held an intimate community gathering to mark the anniversary. Crew members, past and present, and community members came together at the ARCH Air Medical Base on May 4 to celebrate this major milestone. 

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Tags: Air Methods
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May
09
2024

Archer Completes Installation Of High-Volume Battery Pack Manufacturing Line

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Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE:ACHR), a leader in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, today announced it has completed the build out of its high-volume battery pack manufacturing line. This facility is housed at Archer’s Integrated Test Lab and Manufacturing Facilities in San Jose, CA and will have the throughput necessary to support the planned high volume aircraft production ramp at Archer’s manufacturing facility in Georgia that remains on track to be completed later this year.

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Tags: Archer eVTOL
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May
10
2024

Enstrom Receives EASA Repair Station Validation

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Enstrom will be able to better care for its European customers with its recent repair station validation by the EASA. This validation certifies that Enstrom repair station processes are in full compliance with the latest EASA requirements.

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May
10
2024

Strategic Collaboration Takes Flight: Aerometals and AAL Group Ltd Forge Services Agreement

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Sharjah, UAE, April 24, 2024: Aerometals and AAL Group Ltd have come to a service agreement that appoints AAL as an exclusive provider of Product and Installation Services in the surrounding Middle East Territory for the Aerometals MI-17 Inlet Barrier Filters (IBF). The partnership between AAL Group Ltd and Aerometals presents a significant opportunity amidst current challenges, particularly concerning the protection of MI-17 engines. As the repair and overhaul of MI-17 engines is one of the most cost-and time-consuming maintenance activities on the aircraft which may significantly disrupt its operations and mission-readiness, securing access to essential engine components is crucial, and protecting in service engines is even more important. This collaboration ensures reliable support for safeguarding engines during this time. The mutual goal is to maintain operational readiness of the aircraft and minimize downtime while waiting for parts. Additionally, the Aerometals Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) will replace the legacy particle separator, offering a superior solution for engine protection.

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May
13
2024

Milestone to Lease Two Leonardo AW169 Helicopters to New Customer Northern Rescue Helicopters Limited

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The helicopters will operate missions from Northern Rescue’s bases in northern New Zealand, including the greater Auckland and Northland regions. Both helicopters are fitted with state-of-the-art medical equipment in large, easy-to-reconfigure cabins, allowing clinical teams to deliver lifesaving care to patients.

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Tags: Milestone Aviation
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May
13
2024

Airbus Helicopters to support Sécurité Civile and Gendarmerie Nationale helicopter fleet

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Marignane, 13 May 2024 – Airbus Helicopters and Babcock have been awarded a contract to support 48 EC145s operated by the French Ministry of Interior. The 12 year contract that starts this year was signed with the Direction de la Maintenance Aéronautique (DMAé), the organisation in charge of maintenance for aircraft operated by the French government.

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May
15
2024

Congress Commended for Passing FAA Reauthorization Bill

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Alexandria, VA (May 15, 2024) – Vertical Aviation International (VAI), formerly Helicopter Association International, applauds Congress for passing a bipartisan, five-year FAA reauthorization bill. This milestone marks a significant step forward in strengthening safety, enhancing infrastructure, and addressing many issues facing vertical flight and the entire aviation sector.

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May
16
2024

TracPlus Unveils ‘Beacon’: An App that Transforms Smartphones into Powerful Tracking Devices

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TracPlus, a global leader in aerial firefighting software solutions, today announced the launch of TracPlus Beacon, an innovative mobile application that transforms smartphones into advanced tracking devices. Integrated seamlessly with the TracPlus Cloud platform, this solution extends the trusted tracking, operational oversight and safety to more asset types across land, sea, and air. It is designed to meet the needs of diverse and complex environments, providing scalable, cost-effective tracking capabilities without the need for additional hardware for assets within cellular reception.

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May
17
2024

ADVANCED AIR MOBILITY PAVILLION TO TAKE CENTER STAGE AT RIYADH’S FUTURE AVIATION FORUM

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Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 17 May 2024: The next generation of air travel will take center stage at the Future Aviation Forum (FAF24) in Riyadh on Monday 20 May, with an Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) pavilion showcasing the latest technologies and panel sessions from global air mobility leaders. electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft set to take centre stage as part of a wider focus on Advance Air Mobility (AAM).

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May
17
2024

Mayman Aerospace and Savback Helicopters Ink Deal for 300 Speeder High-Speed VTOL Air Utility Vehicle

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Mayman Aerospace, US-based manufacturer of the Speeder Air Utility Vehicle (AUV), and Savback Helicopters, the independent helicopter and fixed-wing sales specialist, proudly announce the signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the procurement of 300 AI-ready Speeder P100 aircraft. Building upon a 2022 LOI for 25 Speeders, this strategic agreement focuses on the latest attritable P100 model, marking a significant leap forward in their partnership.

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Tags: AUV Mayman Aerospace Savback Helicopters
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