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Apr
19
2024

Kilroy Aviation Granted FAA STC-ODA

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(SALISBURY, MD) Kilroy Aviation, LLC. announced today that the company received approval from the Federal Aviation Association (FAA) for its Organization Designation Authorization (ODA). 

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Apr
19
2024

EMERGENCY AIR MEDICAL SERVICE IS BACK IN WEST YELLOWSTONE THANKS TO AIR IDAHO RESCUE

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West Yellowstone, MT, April 16, 2024 – Air Idaho Rescue once again opened its seasonal air medical base at Yellowstone Airport today, providing exceptional emergency transport to park guests and people in the surrounding area. 

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Apr
19
2024

Vertical Flight Technology Leaders Head to Montreal for 
80th Annual Forum & Technology Display

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Fairfax, Virginia, April 18, 2024 — The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) is holding its 80th Annual Forum & Technology Display (Forum 80) on May 7–9, 2024, at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal, Québec, Canada, focused on the theme, “The Future of Vertical Flight.” This is the world’s largest and longest running technical event dedicated to advancing vertical flight, including helicopters, advanced rotorcraft, vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS or drones), electric VTOL aircraft, advanced air mobility (AAM) platforms, and other types of VTOL aircraft. 

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Apr
22
2024

Vertical Flight Society Electric VTOL Directory Hits 1,000 Designs

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Fairfax, Virginia, USA, April 22, 2024 — The Vertical Flight Society (VFS), the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, announces today that the number of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft concepts being tracked in its World eVTOL Aircraft Directory has now reached 1,000 concepts from more than 430 designers. The directory is part of the VFS Electric VTOL News website, www.eVTOL.news, the world’s first and most extensive online resource on eVTOL aircraft and technology. 

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Apr
22
2024

NTSB Final Report: Livingston, TX

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On December 30, 2021, about 1141 central standard time, a Bell 206B helicopter, N8AU, was substantially damaged during an accident near Livingston, Texas. The pilot and one passenger were fatally injured, and two passengers received minor injuries. The flight was operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight.

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Apr
22
2024

NTSB Final Report: Rowlett, TX

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On March 25, 2022, about 1127 central daylight time, a Robinson R44 helicopter was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Rowlett, Texas. The flight instructor and pilot receiving instruction sustained fatal injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

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Apr
22
2024

European Rotorcraft Women advocates for Gender Equality in the Helicopter Industry

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The newly established initiative "European Rotorcraft Women" successfully showcased its presence at the 30th AERO, one of Europe's leading aviation expos, held in Friedrichshafen from April 17th to 20th. A high-profile panel took place in the helicopter hall on Friday, April 19th, featuring three co-founders: Dee von Allmen (Leocopter), Katrin Mayrhofer (ELSA Industry), and Dr. Frank Liemandt (Managing Director of the German Helicopter Association and Show Director of EUROPEAN ROTORS).

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Apr
23
2024

Smith Myers Secures Key Role in European Coast Guard SAR Contract

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Smith Myers , the global leader in cellular communications solutions, proudly announces the selection by Nova Systems of its ARTEMIS Mobile Phone Location and Communications system for integration into its airborne mission system contract for a European Coast Guard.

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Apr
23
2024

Robinson Helicopter Company Acquires Ascent Aerosystems, ADDING Tactical UnCREWED Solutions Portfolio

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Wilmington, Mass and Torrance, CA – April 23, 2024 – Robinson Helicopter Company (RHC), a global leader in civilian rotorcraft, has acquired Ascent AeroSystems, now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Robinson Helicopter Company. This acquisition reinforces Robinson’s dedication to scaling innovation, accelerating new rotorcraft developments, and supporting diverse missions worldwide. By leveraging the expertise and resources of both companies, Robinson reinforces its leadership in the future of vertical flight systems and utility missions.

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Apr
23
2024

Vertical Flight Society Announces the Winners of the 4th Annual Design-Build-Vertical Flight Competition

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Fairfax, Virginia, USA, April 23, 2024 — The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) today announces the winners of its fourth annual Design-Build-Vertical Flight (DBVF) Competition. Texas A&M University took first place, University of Maryland took second and the Georgia Institute of Technology took third. VFS awarded a total of more than $5,000 in the competition.

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Apr
24
2024

Entrol installs its H15 Sn 098 FTD 3 flight simulator at Air Greenland facilities

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Madrid, April 24, 2024 - Entrol, the renowned flight simulator manufacturer, has installed its H15 FTD 3 simulator in the facilities of Air Greenland, the flag carrier of this region which is based in Nuuk. 

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Apr
24
2024

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: TRACY, CA

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FAA Accident and Incident Notification: TRACY, CA

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Apr
24
2024

Shadin Avionics Introduces the Digital to Analog Radar Altimeter Converter Platform

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EDEN PRAIRIE, MN (FEBRAUARY 22, 2024)— Shadin Avionics, a leader in aviation technology, is thrilled to introduce the newest iteration of the DARALT Series of Radar Altimeter Converters, enabling new radar altimeters to be installed in all kinds of fixed wing and rotor aircraft. Shadin’s DARALTs are future-proof designs that adapt to evolving aviation technology such as 5G resistant Radar Altimeters on aircraft with non-digital interfaces.

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Apr
25
2024

Toll Aviation and ASU NVG Centre brings a new level of servicing excellence to Australia

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Toll Aviation and Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) have partnered to create an NVG Centre and provide unparalleled support and swift, efficient maintenance servicing and repair of Night Vision Goggles (NVG) for the Oceania Region.

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Apr
25
2024

Airbus Helicopters’ Racer is off to a flying start

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Marignane, 25 April 2024 – Airbus Helicopters’ Racer demonstrator, developed in the frame of the European Research Clean Sky 2 project, has performed its first flight, in Marignane. The aircraft flew for about 30 minutes, allowing the flight test team to check the overall behavior of the aircraft.

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Apr
25
2024

Archer Signs Framework Agreement For Multi-Hundred-Million Dollars To Accelerate Commercial Air Taxi Operations Across UAE

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Archer Aviation Inc., a leader in the development of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, announced the signing of a framework agreement in Abu Dhabi today at the DRIFTx mobility event, held at the Yas Marina Circuit showcasing the latest in advanced urban mobility, driving discussions, collaboration, and innovation across the sector. This agreement covers multi-hundred-million dollar investments to accelerate Archer’s planned commercial air taxi operations in the UAE, slated to launch as soon as next year, including in-country manufacturing, operations and training across the region. This comprehensive agreement positions Abu Dhabi as one of the world’s leaders in promoting urban air mobility, with plans to commence air taxi operations with Archer’s Midnight aircraft as soon as next year.

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Apr
25
2024

GDHF secures 20 H175s for worldwide lease

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Vienna, 25 April 2024 – Airbus Helicopters and GDAT, have signed a contract for up to 20 H175 helicopters (ten firm orders and ten options). GD Helicopter Finance (GDHF), a start-up helicopter leasing and finance company based in Dublin, Ireland, will be marketing these H175 helicopters to customers in the energy, SAR, EMS and parapublic market segments worldwide.

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Apr
29
2024

AIR METHODS ASCEND PARTNERS WITH SIMX TO SOAR TO NEW HEIGHTS IN CRITICAL CARE EDUCATION

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DENVER, CO – Air Methods Ascend, the education and training division of Air Methods, the nation’s leading air medical service provider, announced today a groundbreaking partnership with SimX. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in critical care education as it allows Ascend to use SimX’s cutting-edge simulation scenarios to train its internal clinicians while also extending these resources to external entities such as hospitals, EMS agencies, and beyond.

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Apr
29
2024

Joby Expands California Manufacturing Facility, Rolls Second Aircraft Off Production Line

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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 broken ground on the expansion of its Pilot Production Line in Marina, California. The expansion will more than double Joby’s manufacturing footprint at the Marina Municipal Airport and is expected to begin operations next year.

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Apr
30
2024

Boeing Awarded Contract for Seven Additional MH-139A Helicopters

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PHILADELPHIA, April 29, 2024 – The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing a $178M contract to produce seven MH-139A aircraft and provide sustainment and training support. This order brings the total number of aircraft under contract to 26.

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Apr
30
2024

Mark Your Calendar: 2024 FAA Drone and Advanced Air Mobility Symposium

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WASHINGTON— This year's FAA Drone and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Symposium will focus on how the FAA continues to safely integrate these aircraft while creating a framework to accelerate advanced operations.

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Apr
30
2024

New Empennage Design Approved by FAA for Robinson R22 Helicopter

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Torrance, CA – April 30, 2024 – Robinson Helicopter Company, a global leader in civilian rotorcraft, has secured FAA approval for its new empennage design for the R22 helicopter. With this certification, Robinson’s entire fleet of helicopte

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May
01
2024

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Celebrates Milestone: 100th E3 Night Vision Goggle Sold

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Boise, Idaho – April 30, 2024 – Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU), a leading provider of night vision solutions, is proud to announce a significant milestone: the sale of their 100th E3 Night Vision Goggle (NVG). 

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May
01
2024

KARGO UAV TAKES FLIGHT: KAMAN CORPORATION CELEBRATES SUCCESSFUL FIRST FLIGHT OF AUTONOMOUS KARGO UAV

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BLOOMFIELD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 30, 2024–  Kaman Corporation proudly announces the significant achievement of the first flight of the full-scale KARGO UAV, a purpose-built, autonomous, expeditionary resupply vehicle. This milestone, which took place in December of 2023, signifies a major accomplishment in the ongoing flight test progression. The development of this medium-lift UAS, initiated in 2021 to address logistics needs for U. S. Marine Corps operations, is now well underway.

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May
02
2024

Joby Progresses to Next Phase of Aircraft Flight Test Program

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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 successfully completed its pre-production flight test program and is now focused on the next phase of flight testing, during which the Company will use its production prototype aircraft to prepare for upcoming for-credit flight testing.

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May
02
2024

Brunei orders six H145M helicopters

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Donauwörth, 2 May 2024 – Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract with the Ministry of Defence of Brunei for the acquisition of six H145M helicopters.

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May
02
2024

Boeing Validates Software for Future Manned Unmanned Refueling Missions

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ST. LOUIS, May 1, 2024 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] has advanced its manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T) technology using a digital F/A-18 Super Hornet and MQ-25 Stingray. The testing shows the software is maturing for future U.S. Navy use and a potential to deploy the teaming capability on both F/A-18 Block II and III Super Hornets.

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May
02
2024

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: GRAND CANYON, AZ

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AIRCRAFT STRUCK A BIRD AND RETURNED TO LAND, GRAND CANYON, AZ

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May
02
2024

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL

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AIRCRAFT MADE A HARD LANDING IN A PASTURE DUE TO A MECHANICAL ISSUE, HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL

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May
06
2024

NTSB Final Report: Johnson River, AK

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The operator reported that during a sling load operation, one of the ground crew became entangled in a tag line as the helicopter began to lift the load. He was dragged across the deck, freed himself, and subsequently fell to the ground. In the operators written statement, it was noted the ground crew member was initially hidden from the pilot’s view as he began to lift the sling load. The helicopter was not damaged, but the ground crew personnel sustained serious injuries. The operator reported no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.

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