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Mar
02
2023

Drone Pilots: Mark Your Calendars

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Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - WASHINGTON—The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is inviting the drone community to be part of its 2023 Drone Safety Day on Saturday, April 29. 

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Mar
07
2023

THE WESTSTAR GROUP ACQUIRES REMAINING STAKE IN WESTSTAR AVIATION FROM KKR; BECOMES SOLE SHAREHOLDER

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – The Weststar Group (“Weststar Group”), a highly diversified enterprise with businesses in the aviation, automobile, property and insurance sectors, today announced that it has acquired the remaining 21% stake in Weststar Aviation Services Sdn Bhd (“Weststar Aviation” or the “Company”), a leading provider of offshore helicopter transportation services from funds managed by global investment firm KKR, which had acquired a 40% stake in Weststar Aviation back in 2013. With the completion of this transaction, Weststar Group is the sole shareholder of Weststar Aviation.

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Jul
05
2023

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: MYRTLE BEACH, SC

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HELICOPTER CRASHED ON THE HELIPAD AND CAME TO A REST ON ITS SIDE, MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA

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Sep
14
2023

Bell Begins HSVTOL Risk Reduction Testing at Holloman Air Force Base

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HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. ( 13 September, 2023) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the delivery of a High-Speed Vertical Takeoff and Landing (HSVTOL) test article to Holloman Air Force Base for demonstration and technology evaluation. The team will leverage the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Holloman High Speed Test Track to test the folding rotor, integrated propulsion and flight control technologies at representative flight speeds.

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Oct
02
2023

Italian Navy’s NH90 helicopter deliveries complete as state-of-the-art mission simulation centre is established at Maristaeli Luni Base

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SW/ASuW aircraft, assembled at Leonardo’s facility in Venice Tessera, has been deployed at the Italian Navy’s Maristaeli Luni Base and presented during an official ceremony attended by Italian Navy’s, Leonardo’s and NHIndustries’ dignitaries and representatives on 29 September. The helicopter also joins a fleet of ten MH-90As optimized for tactical transport duties and special operations bringing the total fleet of NH90s tThe Italian Navy achieved a major rotorcraft capability enhancement milestone with the completion of deliveries of its NH90 helicopters combined with a dedicated simulation centre for its NH90 crews. The 46th SH-90A Ao 56 in service with this prime operator. The first Italian Navy’s NH90 was delivered in 2011. Since then, the whole fleet has logged in excess of 35,000 flight hours in multiple operations in Italy and internationally. 

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Oct
04
2023

Joby Begins Flight Testing with Pilot On Board

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a company developing electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for commercial passenger service, today announced it has expanded its flight test program to include flying with a pilot on board the aircraft, a critical step on the company’s journey towards commercial operations.

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Oct
04
2023

UVision Air launches revolutionary Hero-90: a portable tactical loitering munition system with anti-strike capabilities, for dismounted soldiers

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UVision Air Ltd. - a global leader in loitering munition systems of all sizes, for a variety of missions, is launching the Hero-90 - a highly-portable loitering munition system, that streamlines logistics and field operations with versatile anti-tank, multi-purpose and anti-personnel capabilities.

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Oct
04
2023

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: CAHOKIA HEIGHTS, IL

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AIRCRAFT LOST CONTROL DURING LANDING A ND LANDED HARD, CAHOKIA HEIGHTS, IL.

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Oct
04
2023

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: HOCHATOWN, OK

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AIRCRAFT PRACTICING AUTOROTATIONS AND CRASHED IN A FIELD, HOCHATOWN, OK.

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Oct
04
2023

NTSB Final Report: Chandler, AZ

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On October 1, 2021, about 0740 mountain standard time, a Piper PA-28-181 airplane, N2868H, and a Robinson Helicopter Company R22 helicopter, N412TL, were involved in a midair collision near Chandler, Arizona. The airplane sustained minor damage and the flight instructor and student pilot onboard were not injured. The flight instructor and student pilot onboard the helicopter were fatally injured, and the helicopter was destroyed. Both aircraft were operated as Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flights.

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Oct
04
2023

infiniDome is getting ready to host a revolutionary live demonstration of our C-SWaP (Cost, Size, Weight, and Power) optimized GPS Anti-Jamming Solutions, tailor-made for UAVs and vehicles, at AUSA 20

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 03, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- infiniDome, leaders in GPS protection and resilient navigation solutions, will be exhibiting and performing a live demo of their solutions at AUSA, taking place from October 9-11, at booth #556. infiniDome’s disruptive solutions are tailored to defend UAVs and vehicles from GNSS jamming attacks, enabling continuous operation even in heavily challenged environments.

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Oct
04
2023

Skyryse and Air Methods Announce Delivery of H130 Helicopter, Catalyzing Certification Program

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 4, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Skyryse, the provider of an intuitive integrated flight operating system, today announced a pivotal partnership milestone with the delivery of an Airbus H130 helicopter from Air Methods. The aircraft is primed for cutting-edge integration with Skyryse's game-changing technology, an integrated flight operating system (formerly referred to as FlightOS) that promises to revolutionize aviation technology. 

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Oct
04
2023

AT Systems Awarded Army AWR for In-Aircraft Helmet Mounted Degraded Visual Environment Visor Training System on CH47-F

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(TULSA, Oklahoma — 10/4/2023) AT Systems, LLC., announced today that the company has received an airworthiness release (AWR) per Army Regulation (AR) 70-62 for the ATS electronic helmet mounted degraded visual environment (DVE) hood on CH-47F Chinook aircraft. The United States Army currently flies approximately 400 of these aircraft worldwide.

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Oct
05
2023

U.S. ARMY AWARDS NEAR EARTH AUTONOMY AND KAMAN AIR VEHICLES CONTRACT TO DEMONSTRATE HEAVY LIFT VTOL CAPABILITY

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PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 4, 2023–Near Earth Autonomy, Inc. (Near Earth) and Kaman Air Vehicles, a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN), announced today that they have been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army to demonstrate a resupply uncrewed aerial system (UAS) capable of moving loads with a minimum of 800 pounds and flying distances over 100 miles. This heavy-lift vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) UAS will take Soldiers out of harm’s way and supplement resupply trips through added uncrewed lift capacity.

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Oct
06
2023

Guimbal and Precision ‘Train the Trainer’

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October 6, 2023– McMinnville, OR- Last month, instructors and owners from across the country traveled to Oregon to participate in the Helicopteres Guimbal Instructor Factory Training, hosted jointly by Guimbal and Precision Support Services, LLC. Precision is the U.S. Distributor and Service Center for the Cabri G2. This training, accompanied by the recent release of the Flight Instructor Guide by Guimbal, is designed to continue Guimbal’s unparalleled customer support in both the operation and maintenance of the Guimbal line.

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Oct
06
2023

Utah Rotor Pathway Program Holds 2nd Annual Fly-In Event

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The Utah Rotor Pathway Program (URPP) held its second annual fly-in on Oct. 5, 2023, at the Davis Catalyst Center in Kaysville, Utah. This event, which featured multiple helicopters and numerous industry displays, introduced students to the world of vertical flight and the many exciting job opportunities it offers.

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Oct
10
2023

Airbus Helicopters pioneers user-friendly ways to fly eVTOLs

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Marignane, 10 October 2023 – Airbus Helicopters' demonstrator FlightLab  has  successfully tested an electric flight control system in preparation of a new human machine interface (HMI) that will equip CityAirbus NextGen, Airbus’ eVTOL prototype. This milestone represents an important step towards ushering in a new generation of electric powered urban air mobility aircraft. 

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Oct
10
2023

MD HELICOPTERS MARKS ONE YEAR UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP, HIGHLIGHTS POSITIVE GROWTH AND NEW COO

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Mesa, Ariz., October 10, 2023 – MD Helicopters (MDH) is celebrating one year since emerging from bankruptcy, highlighting its growth and future plans.

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Oct
10
2023

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: CROYDON, NH

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AIRCRAFT CRASHED SHORTLY AFTER TAKEODFF UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES IN A WOODED AREA, CROYDON, NH.

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Oct
10
2023

NTSB Final Report: Elberon, VA

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The purpose of the rotorcraft external load flight was to spray water from the helicopter and wash some outside insulators that were suspended from power line structure arms. During the wash, the crew heard a bang, and the helicopter descended into trees. A Federal Aviation Administration inspector examined the wreckage after the accident and observed substantial damage to the fuselage and rotor blades. The inspector also observed damage to the power line structure arm that was consistent with main rotor blade contact. The inspector did not find evidence of any preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures of the helicopter, nor did the operator report any. Based on this information, it is likely that the helicopter’s main rotor struck the power line structure while the pilot was maneuvering in close proximity to it.

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Oct
10
2023

FARGO JET CENTER DELIVERS TWO HIGHLY CUSTOMIZED BOMBARDIER LEARJET 75 AIR AMBULANCE AIRCRAFT TO GOVERNMENT OF ROMANIA

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October 10, 2023 (Fargo, ND, USA) Fargo Jet Center (FJC), in collaboration with Bombardier and Spectrum Aeromed, has delivered two highly customized Bombardier Learjet 75 air ambulance aircraft to be used in Romania by the General Aviation Inspectorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in support of emergency rescue services.

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Oct
11
2023

Enstrom dedicates R&D building in honor of long-time employee

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Enstrom Helicopter Corporation’s experimental hangar now bears the name of Jim Bournonville, a long-time employee of Enstrom’s Research and Development department.

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Oct
11
2023

Boeing’s Enhanced AH-64E Apache Completes First Flight

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MESA, Ariz., Oct. 11, 2023 – The newest version of the AH-64E Apache has successfully flown with an upgraded capabilities suite as Boeing [NYSE: BA] continues to modernize the platform. The upgraded E-model Apache, known as Version 6.5, or V6.5, is the next configuration of the world’s premier attack helicopter.

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Oct
11
2023

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: GRANITE BAY, CA

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AIRCRAFT RIGHT CABIN DOOR CAME OFF DURING FLIGHT, GRANITE BAY, CA.

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Oct
13
2023

COPTERSAFETY PRODUCED “FROM THE GROUND UP” A DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM ABOUT HELICOPTER PILOTS

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HELSINKI, Finland – Coptersafety is proud to announce ”From the Ground Up”, a captivating documentary short film about helicopter pilots created by Isabella Presnal and No-Office Films.

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Oct
13
2023

Lockheed Martin Receives Contract Award For Eight Spanish Navy MH-60R SEAHAWK Helicopters

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OWEGO, N.Y., October 12, 2023 – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a contract from the U.S. Navy to produce eight Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk® helicopters for the Spanish Navy (Armada). Designed, built and integrated with advanced missions systems and sensors for anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, the future Armada MH-60R aircraft will significantly upgrade and broaden the range of maritime capabilities currently performed by its SH-60B SEAHAWK fleet. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company.

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Oct
16
2023

Future of Airplane and Helicopter digital ICS

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Becker Avionics is proud to announce the latest capability of the AMU 6500 Digital Intercom. From the already impressive 12 Transceiver, 21 Receiver, 3 Wide-Band Stereo Inputs, Bluetooth capability and 12 Stereo User Interfaces, a new functionality allows a single AMU6500 control head for two operator positions through an innovative split screen display. This feature will allow each user to access up to 10 programmable buttons, independent intercom and master volume adjustments, individual VOX adjustments and transmit selectors. This will provide valuable options for those cockpits with severely limited panel space.

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Oct
16
2023

Leonardo at Seoul ADEX 2023 to strengthen its partnership with Korea and promote its latest helicopters and defence electronics

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Leonardo will attend the Seoul International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition (Seoul ADEX) - stand 199 in Hall F - from October 17-22. Leonardo has decades of heritage in Korea providing the latest helicopters, such as the world-class AW159 helicopter, currently in service with the Republic of Korea Navy and defence & security electronics. Today, the Republic of Korea's key civil and military forces conduct operations using a wide range of high technology Leonardo equipment.

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Tags: AW101 AW159 Leonardo Seoul ADEX
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Oct
16
2023

NTSB Final Report: Arthur, IL

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The pilot reported that he had confirmed that there were no powerlines to avoid before entering a field to perform spray operations. While spraying next to a tree line and approaching a road, the pilot could not recall whether there were powerlines or not. The pilot reported that while making a precautionary maneuver to avoid any potential powerlines, he had forgotten about the tree line. The helicopter struck a tree branch, and subsequently impacted terrain, which resulted in substantial damage to the fuselage, empennage, and main rotor blades. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.

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Oct
16
2023

Revolutionizing Air Medical Solutions: Spectrum Aeromed’s Cutting-Edge LOX Solutions

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FARGO, ND — Spectrum Aeromed has solidified its leadership in the air medical equipment industry by partnering with Essex Industries to integrate Liquid Oxygen (LOX) solutions into their cutting-edge medical transport equipment. Since its establishment in 1991, Spectrum Aeromed, headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota, has been a trusted provider of modular and custom-built air medical equipment for helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. Notably, the company has recognized a global trend towards the utilization of longer-range fixed-wing aircraft for medical transport, enabling patients to access specialized treatment facilities.  

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