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Sep
15
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: ROCKFORD, IL

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AIRCRAFT HAD AN UNSUCCESSFUL MAST MOMENT DURING LANDING AT HOSPITAL RESULTING IN A BROKEN LEFT WINDSHIELD AND DENTED MAIN ROTOR, ROCKFORD, IL.

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Sep
15
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Mount Baldy, CA

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On September 4, 2022, at 0808 Pacific daylight time, a Bell 407 helicopter, N687AM, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Mount Baldy, California. The pilot was seriously injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 flight.

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Sep
15
2022

NTSB Final Report: Kodiak, AK

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On March 2, 2021, about 1539 Alaska standard time, a Robinson Helicopter Company R66 helicopter, N1767, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident about 70 nautical miles north of Kodiak, Alaska. The pilot, the sole occupant, was not located. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

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Tags: AK Kodiak NTSB Report
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Sep
19
2022

The Brazilian armed forces acquire 27 H125 helicopters

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The Brazilian armed forces, through the Combat Aircraft Programme Coordinating Committee (COPAC), have acquired 27 single engine H125 helicopters to boost the training capacity of the Brazilian Navy and the Air Force.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Brazilian Armed Forces H125
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Sep
19
2022

KAMAN CORPORATION COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF THE PARKER-HANNIFIN AIRCRAFT WHEEL & BRAKE DIVISION

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BLOOMFIELD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep. 19, 2022– Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) announced today that it completed the acquisition of the Parker-Hannifin Corporation (“Parker”) Aircraft Wheel & Brake Division (“Aircraft Wheel & Brake”) on September 16, 2022 (the “Transaction”).

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Tags: Aircraft Wheel & Brake Kaman Parker
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Sep
19
2022

Bell Selects Sierra Nevada Corporation for its High-Speed Vertical Takeoff and Landing Development Team

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National Harbor, MD (Sept. 19, 2022) - Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today it has entered into a teaming agreement with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), a global aerospace and national security company, for Bell’s High-Speed Vertical Takeoff and Landing (HSVTOL) aircraft. As part of the collaboration, SNC will specifically support the design and development of mission systems for HSVTOL variants. 

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Tags: Bell Bell Flight Bell Textron HSVTOL Sierra Nevada Corporation
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Sep
19
2022

As ICARUS Soars, Price Drops

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ICARUS Devices will consolidate its product line and reduce the price of its game changing pilot training device. The decision was made due to customer feedback and productions lessons since going on sale a year and a half of ago.

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Tags: ICARUS
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Sep
20
2022

Airbus extends collaboration with Ecocopter for urban air mobility services in Chile, Ecuador and Peru

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Marignane, 20 September 2022 – Airbus and Ecocopter have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to start collaborating on the launch of urban air mobility services across various countries in Latin America. This is a major step toward the co-creation of a functioning urban air mobility ecosystem in the region.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Eurocopter
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Sep
20
2022

Boeing and Wisk Unveil Concept of Operations for Urban Air Mobility

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ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 20, 2022 – Boeing and its joint venture partner Wisk today released a roadmap for transitioning to a future where automated and uncrewed aircraft can safely carry passengers and cargo in urban and suburban areas. The concept of operations lays out the technology, regulatory and social recommendations needed to deploy Urban Air Mobility (UAM) in the United States and integrate it into the national airspace system.

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Tags: Boeing UAM uncrewed aircraft Vertiport Wisk
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Sep
20
2022

Lockheed Martin To Produce 12 More MH-60R SEAHAWK Helicopters For The Royal Australian Navy

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OWEGO, N.Y., Sept. 20, 2022 – The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a firm-fixed price contract to produce an additional 12 Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk® helicopters for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Procured via the U.S. Government’s Foreign Military Sales agreement, the new aircraft will add a third ‘Romeo’ squadron of unparalleled capability to the RAN’s Fleet Air Arm. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company.

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Tags: Lockheed Martin MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter Sikorsky US Navy
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Sep
21
2022

Former Virgin Galactic CFO, Ken Sunshine Joins Vita Inclinata’s Corporate Advisory Board

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WASHINGTON, DC, — Vita Inclinata (Vita), developer and producer of precision aerospace and industrial stabilization devices, today announced Ken Sunshine—best known for his role as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) from 2011 to 2014 at Virgin Galactic—has joined the company’s Corporate Advisory Board. Sunshine brings decades of financial experience that has helped transform many organizations with purpose-driven financial forecasting, strategic market planning, and a deep understanding of various capital markets.     

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Tags: Ken Sunshine Vita Vita Inclinata
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Sep
21
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Mammoth Cave, KY

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On September 3, 2022, about 1740 central daylight time, an experimental, amateur built Rotorcraft JetExec helicopter, N162NH, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Arthur, Kentucky. The pilot was fatally injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

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Sep
23
2022

French Navy takes delivery of first H160 for search and rescue missions

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Marignane – The French Navy has taken delivery of the first of six H160s that will perform search and rescue (SAR) missions. The aircraft is part of the interim fleet that will be delivered by the partnership formed between Airbus Helicopters, Babcock, and Safran Helicopter Engines.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters French Navy H160 SAR
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Sep
23
2022

Airbus tests loading system for outsized military cargo on Beluga

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Manching– Airbus Defence and Space has developed and tested a loading system to lift outsized military cargo into the Airbus Beluga A300-600ST aircraft. The capability was successfully tested during a verification exercise with the German armed forces, the system’s first customer, by loading a CH53 military medium-lift helicopter into the Beluga.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Beluga Airbus Helicopters CH53
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Sep
23
2022

Transportes Aéreos Pegaso Increase its fleet with the new Entrol H45 FTD Level 7

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Based on the H145 D3, this new device will be installed in their base in Mexico in the upcoming months, allowing all the team in Transportes Aéreos Pegaso to perform their training in-house.  

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Tags: Entrol H145 H145 D3
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Sep
23
2022

NTSB Final Report: Wenatchee, WA

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The pilot reported that he was maneuvering the helicopter at low altitude over a cherry field in light rain conditions. As he air taxied about 30 ft above the ground and about 15 knots, the helicopter struck a power line and landed inverted on a tractor. The helicopter was destroyed by the postcrash fire. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.

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Tags: NTSB Report WA Wenatchee
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Sep
26
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: HOUMA, LA

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AIRCRAFT DECLARED AN EMERGENCY DUE TO SMOKE IN THE COCKPIT AND PARTIAL LOSS OF ENGINE CONTROL, MADE A HARD LANDING, WENT OFF RUNWAY AND GEAR COLLAPSED, HOUMA, LA.

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Tags: FAA Accident Report Houma LA
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Sep
26
2022

FAA Releases Vertiport Design Standards to Support the Safe Integration of Advanced Air Mobility Aircraft

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WASHINGTON − The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today released new design guidelines for vertiports, infrastructure that will support Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) aircraft. The design standards will serve as the initial step to provide key information for airport owners, operators and infrastructure developers to begin development of facilities that will support operations of AAM aircraft that are electrically powered and take-off and land vertically. 

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Tags: AAM FAA Vertiport
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Sep
26
2022

NTSB Final Report: San Isidro, TX

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The pilot reported that he was practicing autorotations when the accident occurred. After successfully completing several autorotations from the same direction, he elected to attempt one from a different direction, which put the helicopter into a tailwind. During the maneuver, when the pilot rolled off the throttle, the helicopter “lost RPM”. He attempted to add power but was too low to the ground and the helicopter landed hard and rolled onto its side. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and the pilot was seriously injured. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.

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Tags: NTSB SAN ISIDRO TX
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Sep
28
2022

The "Vuichard Recovery Aviation Safety Foundation" has just released a new safety video on "How to avoid a Vortex Ring State in helicopter operations".

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In this educational video in Part I of III, Pilots will learn the 3 perquisites to build up a Vortex Ring State. It presents the aerodynamic background of the build up and the typical signs of  a Vortex ring State. Special emphasis will be laid on the different Vortex Ring State sectors in relation to the rotor disk load. The video is packed with incredible animations and exciting new footage.

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Tags: Vuichard
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Sep
28
2022

Baldwin Safety & Compliance Becomes First Vendor for New Rotorcraft-ASIAS Data Sharing Platform

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Hilton Head Island, SC — Baldwin Safety & Compliance announced it has become the first accepted vendor for the Rotorcraft Community within the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (R-ASIAS) program. The platform for the rotorcraft community was developed by General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) for the FAA, also referred to as R-ASIAS.

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Tags: Baldwin Safety & Compliance
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Sep
28
2022

GPMS, Flightcell, and Blue Sky Network partner to meet US Forest Service MATOC Requirements

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Waterbury, VT –  – GPMS International, Flightcell, and Blue Sky Network jointly recently announced a combined solution featuring their industry-leading technologies that creates a fully compliant, lightweight, cost-efficient option for operators looking to bid on the recently released U.S. Forest Service Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) firefighting contract.  

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Tags: Blue Sky Network Flightcell GPMS
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Sep
28
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: TUCSON, AZ

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AIRCRAFT PRACTICING AUTOROTATION AND MADE A HARD LANDING, TUCSON, AZ

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Tags: AZ FAA Accident Report Tucson
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Sep
28
2022

Lockheed Martin, Verizon Demonstrate 5G-Powered ISR Capabilities For Department Of Defense

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In recent demonstrations, Lockheed Martin and Verizon flew 5G-enabled drones to capture and securely transfer high-speed, real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) data from aircraft in flight to geolocate military targets. 

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Tags: 5G Drone Lockheed Martin Verizon
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Sep
28
2022

NTSB Final Report: Horseshoe Bend, ID

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On February 5, 2021, about 1400 mountain standard time, a Hughes OH-6A helicopter, N6639R, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Horseshoe Bend, Idaho. The pilot sustained serious injuries and a passenger sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was operated as a public use flight.

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Tags: Bend ID NTSB Report
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Sep
28
2022

HAI Extends Deadline for Salute To Excellence Award Nominations

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Alexandria, Va. (September 28, 2022) – Do you know someone in the rotorcraft, drone, or advanced air mobility community who’s outstanding in their profession? If so, HAI is hoping you’ll tell us their story and nominate them for our annual Salute to Excellence Awards program!

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Tags: HAI Salute to Excellence Awards
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Sep
28
2022

Kevin Campbell Joins Vita Inclinata As Executive Vice President of Finance

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WASHINGTON, DC, September 28, 2022 — Vita Inclinata (Vita), developer and producer of precision aerospace and industrial stabilization devices, today announced the appointment of Kevin Campbell as Executive Vice President of Finance. Campbell is an experienced financial executive with a strong mix of technical, operational, strategic, and commercial finance skills and a history of building, leading, and motivating teams in high-growth, investment-oriented businesses.

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Tags: Vita Inclinata
Categories: Press Releases


Sep
29
2022

Bell Announces a Signed Purchase Agreement for First SUBARU Bell 412EPXs Sold in Europe

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Fort Worth, TX (Sept. 29, 2022) - Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today a signed purchase agreement for two SUBARU Bell 412EPX helicopters to the Republic of Croatia’s Ministry of Interior. This marks a significant milestone in the region as the first purchase agreement for SUBARU Bell 412 EPXs in Europe. The expected delivery date of the aircraft is October 2023.

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Tags: Bell Bell 412EPX Bell Textron Subaru Textron
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