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Nov
29
2021

Boeing to Deliver Additional Chinook Helicopters to U.S. Army Special Operations

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PHILADELPHIA, — Boeing [NYSE: BA] will build six more MH-47G Block II Chinooks for the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command as part of a $246.48 million contract.

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Tags: Boeing Chinook MH-47G Block II Chinooks US Army
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Nov
29
2021

UAE Tests Spec-Op Black Hawks with Stealthy Electric Recon Motorcycles

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Journalist Andrew White of Janes spotted an interesting new idea at the recent Dubai Airshow 2021 when he photographed a United Arab Emirates UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter with a set of special side-mounts to carry stealthy electric-powered all-terrain motorcycles for use by special operations teams.

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Tags: Blackhawk Dubai Airshow Motorcycle
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Nov
29
2021

Organizing for night-flying firefighting operations, U.S. and Australia

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The investigation into the fatal crash of the Single Engine Air Tanker, that occurred in Colorado 1 hour and 49 minutes after sunset on November 16, will include an evaluation of the guidelines that had been established for night-flying operations. Approximately 90 percent of the Kruger Rock Fire was on the Roosevelt National Forest; the rest was on land where the responsibility for suppression was with the Sheriff of Larimer County. The day after the crash the Sheriff’s office said that as of 7 a.m. that day the fire was being managed by a unified command with the US Forest Service and the Sheriff.

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Tags: Fire Aviation
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Nov
29
2021

Aerial firefighting program on PBS

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A program that aired on the Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting System looked at fire aviation in the Western US. It featured the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Los Angeles County, Interra (which manages fire data and intelligence), and United Rotorcraft which converts Blackhawks helicopters into water-dropping Firehawks. Most of the 27 minutes is spent talking about helicopters, and they mention that the state of Colorado is going to purchase a Firehawk.

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Tags: Firehawk PBS
Categories: Press Releases


Nov
29
2021

How to be a “Great CFI”

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The primary challenge to becoming an effective flight instructor is, ironically, to not fly and not talk on the radio (even though you desperately want to). Taking physical control in these two areas steals time and important learning opportunities from your student. Taking control also ruins their confidence and leads to frustration and demotivation (“I failed!”). Stated in a positive manner, your job and primary goal as CFI is to be an educator not pilot. Using only words and very occasional demonstrations, you must build skill and mastery in your student, incrementally turning over full control. Arms folded, stoic silence for three landings is my personal test for solo. One final landing after revealing the imminent solo (while signing the log) tests their nerves. No one said this was easy!

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Tags: CFI SAFE Society of Aviation and Flight Educators
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Nov
30
2021

Fuelling a green approach to aviation

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As the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, drew to a close in Glasgow, Leonardo’s latest generation military helicopter, the AW149, took to the sky to demonstrate the steps the company is taking to help reduce the carbon footprint of its helicopter fleet.

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Tags: Leonardo
Categories: Press Releases


Nov
30
2021

FAA Launches 2021 Holiday ‘12 Days of Drones’ Safety Campaign

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If you are considering buying a drone as a holiday gift, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants you and your loved ones to understand how to fly it safely. 

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Tags: Drone FAA
Categories: Press Releases


Dec
01
2021

Beijing Police strengthens its long range, high capacity law enforcement, rescue and fire-fighting capabilities with AW189 helicopter order

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Beijing General Aviation Co., Ltd. has placed an order for two AW189 super-medium twin engine helicopters which will be delivered to Beijing Police as the end user to strengthen its law enforcement, search and rescue, and fire-fighting capabilities in the Chinese Capital’s metropolitan area. The first aircraft will be delivered in the first half of 2022, with the second one following in Q1 2023. 

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Tags: AW189 Beijing General Aviation Beijing Police
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Dec
01
2021

Maverick Investment Company Appoints Industry Veteran Mike Ingram as Shadin Avionics President & CEO

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Maverick Investment Company, the owner of Shadin, L.P. d/b/a Shadin Avionics, is excited to announce the appointment of industry veteran Mike Ingram as its new President & CEO.  Mike has spent his entire career in the avionics industry and has a track record of building and supporting great teams.  He brings his broad expertise in avionics, systems engineering, software development, certification, and product management to Shadin Avionics’ growing Flight Performance and Aircraft Interface Systems (AIS) products.

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Tags: Maverick Investment Company Mike Ingram Shadin Shadin Avionics
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Dec
01
2021

New Financing Option Available to Students at Leading Edge Flight Academy

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Students enrolled in Leading Edge Flight Academy of Bend, Oregon who need tuition or financial assistance will now have access to an innovative new financing option to pay for their courses, thanks to our partnership with the Meritize platform.

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Tags: Edge Flight Academy Meritize Platform
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Dec
01
2021

Intermountain Healthcare Life Flight Program Adds Axnes PNG wireless ICS to its Helicopter Fleet

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Colorado Springs, CO, USA, December 1, 2021 - Mission Wireless Intercom innovator and leader Axnes announced today that the Intermountain Healthcare Life Flight program in Salt Lake City, UT, one of the nation’s premier air medical transport and rescue services, has added the Axnes PNG wireless Intercommunication System (WICS) to its new state-of-the-art Leonardo A109SP helicopters, which will enhance safety, situational awareness, and communication for its vital missions of search-and-rescue and transportation of critically-ill and severely-injured patients throughout the Intermountain West.

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Tags: Axnes WICS Wireless Intercommunication System
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Dec
02
2021

NTSB Preliminary Report: Scio, OR

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NTSB Preliminary Report: Scio, OR

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Tags: NTSB Report OR SCIO
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Dec
03
2021

AIR METHODS’ DRONE DIVISION, SPRIGHT, TO ENTER AGREEMENT WITH LEADING DRONE INSPECTION SERVICE PROVIDER

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We are pleased to announce that Spright has entered a strategic agreement with the leading provider of end-to-end drone inspection services for utility companies, KVS Technologies. Under the agreement, KVS Technologies will launch its services in North America with Spright, Air Methods’ drone division, exclusively operating all flights for linear infrastructure inspection. This partnership brings together two key players within drone technology and commercial flight operations, with a view to gaining a leading position in the US linear infrastructure inspection market.

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Tags: Air Methods Spright
Categories: Press Releases


Dec
06
2021

The Helicopter Company expands fleet with the purchase of 26 aircraft from Airbus Helicopters

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia– The Helicopter Company (THC), established by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) as the first and only helicopter services provider licensed to operate commercial flights in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, today announced that it has signed a second purchase agreement with Airbus Helicopters.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters THC The Helicopter Company
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Dec
06
2021

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Hachita, NM

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AIRCRAFT CRASHED IN A FIELD WHILE WORKING CATTLE ON A RANCH, HACHITA, NM.

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Tags: FAA Accident Report Hachita NM
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Dec
06
2021

NTSB Preliminary Report: Perry, OK

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On November 28, 2021, about 1658 central standard time, a Bell 206B helicopter, N59600, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Perry, Oklahoma. The commercial pilot sustained fatal injuries and the student pilot sustained serious injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

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Tags: NTSB Report OK Perry
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Dec
07
2021

FAA Issues Certificate Of Airworthiness For The First Type Certified S-70M™ Black Hawk® Helicopter

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STRATFORD, Connecticut, Dec. 7, 2021 – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has completed its certification of the S-70M Black Hawk helicopter — a new type designation — by issuing Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) a Restricted Category Special Airworthiness Certificate. FAA certification, and the establishment of a pilot type rating, are expected to broaden the market for the military-designed helicopter by allowing civil and commercial operators in the United States to purchase new Black Hawk aircraft direct from the factory.

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Tags: Black Hawk FAA Lockheed Martin S-70M Sikorsky
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