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Jul
31
2022

Airbus Helicopters is building a test centre for CityAirbus NextGen in Donauwörth

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Donauwörth, Airbus Helicopters has started construction of a test centre for CityAirbus NextGen, with Company representatives, politicians, and business leaders attending the ground-breaking ceremony. The building is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2023. Occupying a surface area of 1,000 m2, the new structure will be used for testing systems for electric takeoff and landing vehicles (eVTOLs). The ceremony was attended by Anna Christmann, the Federal Government Coordinator of German Aerospace Policy.

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Jul
31
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: ITHACA, NE

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CROP DUSTER AUTO-ROTATED AFTER STRIKING A WIRE. FIRE DEPT EXTINGUISHED GRASS FIRE CAUSED BY THE CRASH, ITHACA, NEBRASKA

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Jul
31
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Cedar City, UT

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NTSB Preliminary Report: Cedar City, UT

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Jul
31
2022

NTSB Final Report: Palm Beach, Florida

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The pilot picked up the helicopter from a repair facility and while flying home heard a “boom,” felt a vibration in the tail, and performed a precautionary landing to a beach. Postaccident examination of the helicopter revealed that the engine cowling had become unlatched and was subsequently struck by a main rotor blade. The detached cowling then struck the horizontal stabilizer and tail rotor, which resulted in substantial damage. The pilot reported that he did not confirm that the engine cowling latch was properly secured during his preflight inspection. He reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures of the helicopter before the cowling opened and detached.

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Aug
01
2022

SonAir orders two AW139 helicopters to strengthen energy industry support operations in Angola

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Leonardo announced today that SonAir Airline Services, S.A. (SonAir), owned by the Angolan national petroleum company Sonangol, has placed an order for two AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The contract includes a comprehensive customer support and training package as well as options for an additional two aircraft. The AW139s will be used to carry out transport operations supporting the national Oil & Gas industry and replacing ageing helicopters, with deliveries expected in 1Q 2023.  

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Aug
01
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: MARSHALL, MO

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AIRCRAFT STRUCK A POWERLINE AND CRASHED IN THE FIELD, MARSHALL, MO.

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Aug
01
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: SAN ANTONIO, TX

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AIRCRAFT MADE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING IN A FIELD, SAN ANTONIO, TX

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Aug
02
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: ARCADIA, IA

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AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED ENGINE ISSUES AND CRASH-LANDED IN A FIELD, ARCADIA, IA.

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Aug
02
2022

Former Army Aviation Programming & Requirements Director Colonel Richard Koucheravy (U.S. Army, Ret.) Joins Vita Inclinata as Executive VP of The Company’s Aerospace Division

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WASHINGTON, DC, August 2, 2022 — Vita Inclinata (Vita), developer and producer of precision aerospace and industrial stabilization devices, today announced the addition of Colonel Richard Koucheravy (U.S. Army, Ret.) as Executive Vice President of Vita Inclinata’s Aerospace Division. Koucheravy will combine his military experience in creating multi-billion-dollar investment plans for Army Aircraft R&D and Procurement with his civilian expertise in business development & sales to identify, penetrate and grow Vita’s aerospace market. 

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Aug
08
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: MAYNARD, IA

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AIRCRAFT STRUCK A POWERLINE, MAYNARD, IA.

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Aug
08
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Ithaca, NE

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NTSB Preliminary Report: Ithaca, NE

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Aug
08
2022

ONTIC SIGNS LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH HONEYWELL FOR THE RDR4A/B WEATHER RADAR SYSTEMS

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Ontic, a leading OEM, and MRO services provider for established aircraft in the commercial, military, and rotorcraft markets, has signed an exclusive license agreement with Honeywell for the RDR4A/B Weather Radar Systems.

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Aug
09
2022

Airbus Helicopters delivers the world’s first ACH160 to a Brazilian customer

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São Paulo, 9 August 2022 – Airbus Helicopters has delivered the world's first ACH160 to a customer in Brazil on the eve of the 17th edition of the Annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) at Congonhas airport, São Paulo. The rotorcraft will notably be the first H160 to fly in Latin America.

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Aug
09
2022

SUMMIT AVIATION AWARDED SIKORSKY S-92 AUTHORIZATION

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MIDDLETOWN, Delaware, August 9, 2022, – Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup Co., announced the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter has been added to its Sikorsky Authorized Customer Support Center Certificate.

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Aug
10
2022

Joby Expands Partnership With Us Department of Defense

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a California-based company developing electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) aircraft, today announced an expansion of its existing contract with the U.S. Air Force’s Agility Prime program that increases the contract’s potential value by more than $45 million.

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Aug
10
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Andalusia, AL

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On July 29, 2022, about 1502 eastern standard time, a Eurocopter AS 350 B2, N124LN, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Andalusia, Alabama. The commercial pilot and one crewmember were seriously injured, and a second crewmember sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 air medical flight.

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Aug
11
2022

Leonardo’s VIP-corporate helicopter fleet set to grow in Brazil with new orders announced at LABACE 2022

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Leonardo’s leadership in the world’s VIP/corporate multiengine helicopter market continues to grow with new orders announced at LABACE (São Paolo, 9-11 August 2022), including two AW169 light intermediate twins and one AW109 Trekker light twin engine helicopter. One AW169 and the AW109 Trekker will be delivered to a private operator in 4Q2023. An AW169 is expected to be handed over to its user in 3Q2023. The helicopters will feature highly customized configurations and interiors and will benefit from the advanced and comprehensive support solutions which will be delivered by the new Service and Logistics Centre in Itapevi.  

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Aug
11
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: PALMER, AK

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AIRCRAFT CRASHED DURING LANDING, PALMER, AK.

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Aug
11
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Leghighton, PA

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NTSB Preliminary Report: Leghighton, PA

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Aug
12
2022

Timberline Helicopters Earns IS-BAO Stage 2 Certification

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SANDPOINT, ID – Timberline Helicopters Inc., a full-service global helicopter heavy-lift operator, has again strengthened its unwavering dedication to safety excellence by earning IS-BAO Stage 2 certification.

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Aug
12
2022

GPMS and Helisul Achieve Brazilian STC for Foresight on Airbus H125 Helicopter Platform

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Waterbury, VT  – GPMS, which provides the helicopter industry’s most advanced Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS), known as Foresight MX, announced today that the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) has granted a Supplemental Type Certificate for Foresight MX. The certificate was based on a prior Federal Aviation Administration STC and covers the installation of Foresight MX on the Airbus H125/AS350 B3 platform. Helisul Aviation assisted in the certification and is the first Brazilian customer to implement Foresight’s advanced HUMS capabilities.

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Aug
12
2022

AIRLIFE UTAH EXPANDS AIR MEDICAL SERVICES WITH NEW BASE IN OREM

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Orem, UT, – A trusted name in air medical services is ready to answer the call when residents of Utah County and the surrounding area need emergency care. AirLife Utah opened a new base at Timpanogos Regional Hospital today, offering quicker response times for emergent and trauma situations as well as interfacility transports for patients needing to move between hospitals for specialized care.  

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Aug
12
2022

NSTB Final Report: Corydon, IN

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The pilot reported that while performing an aerial application flight, he did not see the power lines before descending into the field. The helicopter collided with the power lines and the pilot lost control of the helicopter. The helicopter subsequently impacted terrain and sustained substantial damage to the fuselage. A visual examination did not reveal any preaccident failures or malfunctions with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operations.

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Aug
12
2022

NTSB Final Report: Palmer, AK

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The pilot of the helicopter reported that, while conducting an air tour flight he made about a 90° right turn near a scenic area, when he heard a faint “ting” sound. He stated that there was no indication of a mechanical failure or malfunction and the helicopter continued to operate normally, so he continued the flight. After shutdown he noticed damage to one of the main rotor blades and concluded that the helicopter had collided with an uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV). The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the main rotor blade.

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