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Nov
30
2022

Bombardier announces opening of London Biggin Hill Service Center

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The inauguration of Bombardier's London Biggin Hill Service Center was announced this week. The new

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Nov
30
2022

NTSB calls on FAA to issue special regulations for air tour operations in Alaska

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(Photo taken by passengers from the August 2021 accident flight. Source: NTSB.)The NTSB called on

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Nov
30
2022

Clean Aviation SWITCH Project to Advance Hybrid-Electric and Water Enhanced Turbofan Technologies

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A collaborative consortium was formed to develop hybrid-electric and water-enhanced turbofan

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Nov
30
2022

New FAA video discusses plan continuation bias and the impact on pilot error

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FAASTeam Program Manager Phil Dixon talks about "get-there-itis" and plan continuation bias in the

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Nov
30
2022

Priester Aviation adds aircraft management vice president to leadership team

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Priester Aviation has assembled a team of experts to control the daily customer service for its

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Nov
30
2022

Which medical certificate should I get? Understanding the 3 types of medicals for pilots and how to get one

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One of the very first steps to starting your piloting journey is to get a medical certificate. There

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Nov
18
2022

Buy the Grand Dames watch to support the Grand Dames of Aviation

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Grand Dames of Aviation nonprofit plans to celebrate extraordinary achievements in aviation, educate

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Dec
01
2022

Enjoy These Photos Of The Recent B-2 Elephant Walk To Prepare For The B-21 Unveiling

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B-2 Spirit stealth bombers assigned to Whiteman Air Force Base taxi and take-off during exercise

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Nov
22
2022

HeliStream equips another Bell Medium with the BOOST HEC System

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North Vancouver, BC – November 21, 2022 – Boost Systems, the global leader in fully certified Human External Cargo Systems(HEC), Personnel Carrying Device Systems (PCDS), and related Training Services is pleased to announce the recent sale of a BOOST HEC System to HeliStream, while attending the annual HAI Aerial Work Safety Conference in Boise, Idaho this past week. “Working with BOOST to equip our fleet with the safest HEC Systems in the industry, was an easy decision,” said Rod Anderson, director of operations at HeliStream. “We are proud that the name HeliStream is synonymous with superior service and safety. Most importantly, we appreciate the many friends and relationships we’ve formed along the way. We have the same values and are proud of the relationship we have built with BOOST.”

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Nov
22
2022

SUMMIT AVIATION RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS HIRE VETS AWARD

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MIDDLETOWN, Delaware, Nov. 22, 2022 – Summit Aviation Inc., a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, announced that it has received its fourth consecutive HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion Award from the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Nov
02
2022

NAASCO ANNOUNCES RESELLER AGREEMENT WITH WHELEN AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY (WAT)

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Shirley, NY, – NAASCO, the developers of the ETR-20™ and ETR-25™ Mercury Mod™ starter generator improvements for use on helicopter, turboprop, and light jet aircraft, has established a preferred reseller agreement with Sebastian, FL based Whelen Aerospace Technology (WAT), in order to distribute their comprehensive aircraft lighting products both nationally and internationally.

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Nov
03
2022

ARGUS | North America Flight Activity

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DENVER, CO - North American business aviation flight activity remained consistent week over week for the month of October. Over the course of the month, every day of the week, excluding Saturday, averaged over 10,000 flights a day. The busiest day of the week was Thursday, averaging 12,150 flights per day.

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Nov
03
2022

Guimbal Flies in Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition

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November 3, 2022 - Microsoft Flight Simulator will introduce the Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter in the Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition coming out on November 11, 2022. The G2 has rapidly increased in popularity, both in the U.S. and across the world. “Coupled with its modern features and sleek design, the genuine interest by Guimbal and the high level of collaboration with the Microsoft Flight Simulator team allowed us to get a very accurate digital representation of this cutting-edge helicopter,” says Jorg Neumann, Head of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Nov
04
2022

Sikorsky And DARPA's Autonomous Black Hawk® Flies Logistics And Rescue Missions Without Pilots On Board

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YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz., -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have successfully demonstrated to the U.S. Army for the first time how an uninhabited Black Hawk helicopter flying autonomously can safely and reliably perform internal and external cargo resupply missions, and a rescue operation.

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Nov
04
2022

MD HELICOPTERS SHOWCASING CUTTING EDGE DEFENCE HELICOPTERS AT INDODEFENCE 2022

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Jakarta, Indonesia; November 2, 2022 – MD Helicopters (MDH), INDODEFENCE Booth #B231F, will proudly be attending and showcasing its MD 500E and MD 530F military helicopter lines at Indonesia’s INDODEFENCE, taking place Nov. 2-5 in Jakarta.

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Nov
04
2022

NTSB Final Report: Howe, ID

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The pilot of the helicopter reported that, while flying in mountainous terrain, he decided to land on top of a ridge for a rest break. The pilot performed a circling reconnaissance of the area before he began his descent to his intended landing spot. During the descent, the pilot felt a wind gust from behind, then the rotor rpm began to decay, and the low rotor rpm light illuminated along with the aural warning horn.

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Nov
07
2022

The next stage in Wildcat weapon training launches at RNAS Yeovilton

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Leonardo has enhanced the delivery of weapons loading training for the British Armed Forces through the introduction of a Weapons Loading System Trainer (WLST) based at the Wildcat Training Centre at the Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) in Yeovilton, Somerset.

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Nov
07
2022

The next stage in Wildcat weapon training launches at RNAS Yeovilton

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RNAS Yeovilton – Leonardo has enhanced the delivery of weapons loading training for the British Armed Forces through the introduction of a Weapons Loading System Trainer (WLST) based at the Wildcat Training Centre at the Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) in Yeovilton, Somerset.

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Nov
07
2022

BELL COMPLETES U.S. MARINE CORPS AH-1Z PROGRAM OF RECORD

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AMARILLO, Texas  – In a ceremony at the Amarillo Assembly Center, Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, celebrated the delivery of the 189th AH-1Z Viper to the U.S. Marine Corps, completing the Program of Record (POR) for the latest version of the storied H-1 platform. Bell completed the UH-1Y POR of 160 aircraft in 2018 bringing the combined H-1 POR to 349 aircraft.

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Nov
07
2022

NTSB Final Report: East Troy, WI

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While approaching to land on a support truck, the helicopter experienced a loss of engine power. The pilot attempted to autorotate to land and the helicopter experienced a hard landing. The right skid broke, and the main rotor blades struck the ground and the tail boom. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and tail boom. The pilot attributed the loss of engine power due to a possible fuel pump failure.

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Nov
07
2022

LPR Achieves 200,000 Engine Hours of Flight on Fleet of Airbus H135 Helicopters Powered by PW206B Engines

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Cologne, Germany  – Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, announced today that Polish medical air rescue service Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe (LPR) has flown 200,000 engine hours on its fleet of 27 PW206B-powered H135 helicopters from Airbus – a notable milestone that showcases the urgent care this dedicated team has provided to save lives.

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Nov
08
2022

Caverton Aviation Training Center to operate Entrol AW109 FNPT II MCC simulator

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The AW109 FNPT II MCC simulator purchased by Global Aviation Training & Maintenance (GATML) will be installed, operated, and maintained by Caverton Aviation Training Centre, which already operates an EASA certified Level D AW139 Full Flight Simulator in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Nov
08
2022

Bell Delivers First Bell 407GXi to be based in Israel

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Cologne, Germany (08 November 2022) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company today announced the delivery of the first Bell 407GXi for an Israeli customer. The aircraft was purchased by cousins Yossi and Yoav Avrahami. The aircraft acceptance took place at the Bell facility in Mirabel and is currently en route to Israel. This delivery marks the 31st country to become the home of a Bell 407GXi.

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Nov
08
2022

REBTECH signs MOU with Poland’s PGZ Group

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November 8, 2022 - Bedford, Texas - Global night vision solutions provider and industry leader, REBTECH has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) and cooperation with the optoelectronic device, night vision, and thermal imaging producer PCO, an integral part of the capital group, Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ). The MOU was signed at the 30th International Defence Industry Exhibition in Kielce, Poland on September 7th. The two companies will cooperate in developing REBTECH’s “Total Night Vision Package” that includes night vision goggle service and support, conversion of airframes to night vision compatibility as well as flight training offerings. U.S. based Night Flight Concepts and England based company, Helispeed will provide night vision training curriculums as well as aircraft flight training. 

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Nov
08
2022

EUROPEAN ROTORS 2022 opens strong, looks ahead to new 2023 venue

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Cologne, Germany, 8 November 2022— The second edition of EUROPEAN ROTORS opens this morning with a very positive outlook. The number of exhibitors has increased by 31%, ticket sales also raised significantly and the show has expanded by offering several training opportunities on Monday before the show days from 8 to 10 November.

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Nov
08
2022

SAF Aerogroup signs HCare In-Service contract for fleet of five Super Puma helicopters

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Cologne, 8 November 2022 – SAF Aerogroup has signed via its subsidiary Aero Support Force an HCare In-Service support contract to cover their fleet of four H215 family helicopters and one H225 helicopter, operated by their subsidiaries Starlite Aviation and SAF International. The HCare In-Service package has been tailored to SAF Aerogroup’s specific operational needs, providing them with parts availability by-the-hour services to optimise the fleet’s maintenance and performance. SAF Aerogroup, again via its entity Aero Support Force, has also signed a second contract to retrofit 15 of its H125 helicopters with crash-resistant fuel system (CRFS). The fleet of H125s are operated by SAF Aerogroup’s subsidiaries: SAF Hélicoptères and Helilagon.

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Nov
08
2022

The Helicopter Company signs HCare In-Service contract for fleet of 20 H145 helicopters

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Cologne, 8 November 2022 – The Helicopter Company (THC), established by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) as the first helicopter services provider licensed to operate commercial flights in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has signed an HCare In-Service contract to cover their fleet of 20 five-bladed H145 helicopters. The fleet of H145s was ordered in December 2021 and will be deployed across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS); five have been delivered and the remaining 15 are expected to be completed by the end of 2024. The HCare In-Service package has been tailored to THC’s specific operational needs, providing them with parts availability by-the-hour services to optimise the fleet’s maintenance and performance.

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Nov
08
2022

Global Helicopter Service trusts Entrol to manufacture their new Bell 412 FTD Level 3 simulator

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This Bell 412 FTD Level 3 simulator will be equipped with the latest technology Entrol has to offer, and it will increase the training capabilities GHS offers to their trainees.

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Nov
08
2022

Leonardo showcases latest helicopter capability enhancements and advanced mission training solutions at European Rotors 2022

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The exceptional showcase for the European rotary wing community is back in Germany: Leonardo will feature its latest innovations and technologies on mission capability, safety, sustainability and digitalization.

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Nov
08
2022

DRF Luftrettung orders two Airbus H145s and Connected Services package

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Cologne, At the European Rotors trade show, German Helicopter Emergency Medical Services  operator DRF Luftrettung has ordered two additional H145 helicopters and signed a contract covering the whole fleet with a tailored HDataPower pack from Airbus Helicopters’ Connected Services suite of data services.

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