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Jul
10
2024

U.S. Navy Awards $420M Contracts To Address F/A-18 Readiness Gaps

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The contracts are for the sustainment of spares and repairs crucial for the F/A-18 aircraft’s flight

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Jul
10
2024

Cessna Barely Avoids Canyon After Failed Ridge Crossing

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Ok, we’ll admit it, the photo might look like click-bait. But I don’t know any other way to describe

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Jul
11
2024

New Prototype Of Kizilelma UCAV Seen At Baykar Facility During Saudi Delegation Visit

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The new design marks what appears to be a departure from the streamlined wing and body design that

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Jul
11
2024

Emirates Safety Video Keeps Focus On Safety

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Over the past decade, airline safety presentations have mostly moved from live demonstrations to

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Jul
11
2024

Sonic Cruiser: The Ultimate Paper Airplane

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The Boeing Sonic Cruiser, a concept aircraft that never left the drawing board, has been the subject

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Jul
11
2024

FAAST Blast —Find FAA-Recognized Identification Areas Easier, Pilot Minute Video on Weight Loss Medications, Ground is Good

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FAAST Blast — Week of July 8-14, 2024 Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update  New Map for Drone

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Jul
11
2024

U.S. Navy Tests VTOL Drones For Ship-to-Ship Small Cargo Delivery During RIMPAC

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The responsibility of ferrying small cargo between ships falls on large aircraft like the MH-60

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Jul
12
2024

FLIGHT ADVISORY - GPS Interference Testing – Rogers City, MI

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FLIGHT ADVISORYGPS INTERFERENCE TESTING NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CRANE DIVISIONMICHIGAN(NSWCMI)

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Jul
12
2024

B-52’s Upgraded AN/ALQ-172 Self-Protection System Tested During Recent Flight

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Advanced EW Upgrades Keep B-52 Stratofortress Combat-Ready. The upgraded B-52’s AN/ALQ-172

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Jul
12
2024

Polish Air Force M-346 Demo Aircraft Crashes in Gdynia

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Footage circulated online shows the M-346 Bielik crashing into the ground during its display

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Jul
12
2024

Russia Claims It Foiled Ukrainian Attempt To Steal Tu-22M3 Strategic Bomber

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Russian pilot allegedly offered $2 million and Italian citizenship to land the bomber in Ukraine.

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Jul
12
2024

U.S. Senate Directs Pentagon to Explore Transferring Retired A-10s to Royal Jordanian Air Force

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The legendary “Warthog” may find a new home in the Middle East. The United States Senate Committee

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Jul
12
2024

The Last Surviving X-15 Pilot, Space Shuttle Test Pilot Joe Engle Dies at 91

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Joe Engle’s Remarkable Career Bridged Gap Between Air and Space, Broke Records. Astronaut, X-15 test

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Jul
13
2024

VIP Movement Notification - Milwaukee, WI

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VIP Movement NotificationJuly, 18, 2024West Palm Beach, FL3NMR - 2,999' AGLSpecific instructions and

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Jul
13
2024

VIP Movement Notification - Kalamazoo, MI

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VIP Movement NotificationJuly, 17, 2024Kalamazoo, MI3NMR - 2,999' AGLSpecific instructions and

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Jul
13
2024

F-15EX Eagle II Reaches Initial Operational Capability

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The milestone comes with the delivery of the first two operational aircraft to the Oregon Air

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Jun
17
2024

Belgium chooses Airbus H145M for Armed Forces and Federal Police

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Paris, 17 June 2024 – The Kingdom of Belgium will procure 15 multi-role H145M helicopters for the army and two helicopters plus three options for the Federal Police. The contract was signed between the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), on behalf of Belgium, and Airbus Helicopters.

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Jun
17
2024

NTSB Final Report: Chapelle, NM

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On July 16, 2022, about 1920 mountain daylight time, a Bell UH-1H, N911SZ, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Chapelle, New Mexico. The pilot, two tactical flight observers, and the rescue specialist sustained fatal injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 41 United States Code public aircraft flight.

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Jun
17
2024

NTSB Final Report: Estacada, OR

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The pilot reported that he was relocating bundles of trees from the harvest field onto a truck bed. Approximately 30 minutes into the operation, the load hook did not immediately release when he was setting a bundle down. The pilot pressed the release button multiple times, as he had done in similar situations in the past. The helicopter’s momentum, as it moved back towards the field, caused the bundle to slide a few feet. One of the main rotor blades then struck the tail boom, and the other blade flapped down, cutting off the rear section of the tail boom, vertical stabilizer, and tail rotor. The helicopter spun several times before landing, resting flat on the skids. The landing impact was forceful enough to break the mast and dislodge the main transmission. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the main rotor, tail boom, vertical stabilizer, tail rotor, and transmission. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operations.

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Jun
18
2024

GPMS Receives HUMS STC's for EC135 and AS332

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18 June 2024 – GPMS International announced today that the FAA has granted Supplemental Type Certificates (STC's) for Foresight MX HUMS on the Airbus EC135 and AS332 Super Puma platforms.

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Jun
18
2024

Eurosatory: Leonardo showcases AW249 helicopter’s next gen design and capabilities

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The AW249 next generation exploration and escort helicopter had its international public premiere at Eurosatory (Paris 17-21 June) today during an official ceremony attended by representatives from industry, Italian Defence and international delegations.  

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Jun
18
2024

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation to Return to EAA AirVenture in July

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Aviation enthusiasts can once again look forward to Enstrom participating in EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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Jun
18
2024

AIR METHODS OF KENTUCKY 6 CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF SERVICE

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ELIZABETHTOWN, KY, June 17, 2024 – Celebrating two decades of providing life-saving care to Elizabethtown and surrounding communities, Air Methods of Kentucky 6 held a community event on June 13. Crew members, past and present, local partners, former patients, and members of the community came together at Freeman Lake Park to commemorate the milestone.

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Jun
18
2024

Archer Announces Landmark Infrastructure Deal With Signature Aviation; Gains Access to Largest Network of Private Aviation Terminals in the World

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SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE:ACHR), a leader in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, and Signature Aviation, the world's largest network of private aviation terminals, today announced the signing of an MOU focused on electrifying Signature’s industry-leading network of over 200 airport terminals, giving Archer access to takeoff and landing sites in major metropolitan areas across the U.S. and globally, including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, and Texas. The MOU identifies day-one opportunities for launching Archer’s air taxi service in key United Airlines hubs at Newark International (EWR) and Chicago O’Hare (ORD) Airports.

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Jun
19
2024

World’s Longest-Running Electric Aircraft Symposium Returns to Oshkosh, Wisconsin in July 2024

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Fairfax, Virginia, USA, June, 18, 2024 — More than 40 of the world’s leading electric aircraft developers and technology experts will be speaking at the 18th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS), hosted by the Vertical Flight Society (VFS). The event will once again be held online and in person in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on July 20–21, 2024 — the weekend prior to the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture 2024. 

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Tags: EAS Electric Aircraft Symposium Vertical Flight Society
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Jun
20
2024

Loft Dynamics Taps Experienced Aviation Executive Ray Lamas to Accelerate North American Growth

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ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (June 20, 2024) — Loft Dynamics, the global leader in qualified virtual reality (VR) flight simulation training devices, has appointed Ray Lamas, a 20-year aviation veteran, as the North American Vice President. Lamas, who has extensive experience as an aviator and executive, including several years leading Global Customer Training for Bell, will facilitate Loft Dynamics' rapid North American growth. The growth is expected to accelerate in 2024 as more customers receive simulators and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) conducts its qualification process. Lamas will help to facilitate this growth by driving strategy and securing new partnerships across the continent. 

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Jun
18
2024

French Army’s NH90 for Special Forces has started flight testing

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Marignane, 18 June 2024 -  Airbus Helicopters has launched the flight test campaign for the prototype of the NH90 Standard 2. This standard is one of the latest NH90 configurations and is being developed specifically for the French Army Aviation, to support special forces operations. The French Ministry for Armed Forces has ordered a total of 18 NH90s in the Standard 2 configuration. Flight testing will continue until the end of the year in accordance with the schedule agreed with the French Armament General Directorate (Direction Générale de l’Armement).

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Jun
20
2024

Archer Announces Planned San Francisco Air Mobility Network Connecting Five Locations Across the Bay Area

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SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- (NYSE: ACHR), a leader in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, today announced plans for an air mobility network that will connect five strategic locations across the San Francisco Bay Area - South San Francisco, Napa, San Jose, Oakland, and Livermore. Archer’s network is anticipated to provide unprecedented connectivity to communities around the region, allowing people to replace one-to-two-hour drives to cities around the bay with flights that take ~10-20 minutes. To anchor the network, Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE: KRC, “Kilroy”), a leading U.S. landlord and developer with an 18 million square foot operating and development portfolio, recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Archer identifying Kilroy Oyster Point – a 50-acre waterfront campus in South San Francisco – as a critical hub in Archer’s planned San Francisco Bay Area UAM network.

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Tags: Archer Bay Area eVTOL LIVERMORE Napa Oakland San Francisco
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Jun
20
2024

Joby Announces ‘ElevateOS’ Software Suite for Air Taxi Operations

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a company developing electric air taxis for commercial passenger service, today announced it has received Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) authorization to use a suite of software tools developed in-house, called ‘ElevateOS’, that are designed to enable high-tempo, on-demand air taxi operations.

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Jun
21
2024

Bell Announces First Flight of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s CH-146C MK II Griffon Helicopter

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Mirabel, Canada (June 20, 2024) – Bell Textron Canada Limited a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the successful first flight of one of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s modernized CH-146 Griffon helicopters, a variant of the Bell 412EP, under the Griffon Limited Life Extension (GLLE) project. Under GLLE, Bell will provide aircraft modifications to a series of the fleet’s aeronautical components, including its avionics systems, cockpit displays, engines, and sensor systems. This news comes nearly five months after Bell was awarded the In-Service Support (ISS) contract that is positioned to sustain the Force’s fleet through 2039. 

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