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Sep
21
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Mammoth Cave, KY

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On September 3, 2022, about 1740 central daylight time, an experimental, amateur built Rotorcraft JetExec helicopter, N162NH, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Arthur, Kentucky. The pilot was fatally injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

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Sep
23
2022

French Navy takes delivery of first H160 for search and rescue missions

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Marignane – The French Navy has taken delivery of the first of six H160s that will perform search and rescue (SAR) missions. The aircraft is part of the interim fleet that will be delivered by the partnership formed between Airbus Helicopters, Babcock, and Safran Helicopter Engines.

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Sep
23
2022

Airbus tests loading system for outsized military cargo on Beluga

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Manching– Airbus Defence and Space has developed and tested a loading system to lift outsized military cargo into the Airbus Beluga A300-600ST aircraft. The capability was successfully tested during a verification exercise with the German armed forces, the system’s first customer, by loading a CH53 military medium-lift helicopter into the Beluga.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Beluga Airbus Helicopters CH53
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Sep
23
2022

Transportes Aéreos Pegaso Increase its fleet with the new Entrol H45 FTD Level 7

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Based on the H145 D3, this new device will be installed in their base in Mexico in the upcoming months, allowing all the team in Transportes Aéreos Pegaso to perform their training in-house.  

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Tags: Entrol H145 H145 D3
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Sep
23
2022

NTSB Final Report: Wenatchee, WA

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The pilot reported that he was maneuvering the helicopter at low altitude over a cherry field in light rain conditions. As he air taxied about 30 ft above the ground and about 15 knots, the helicopter struck a power line and landed inverted on a tractor. The helicopter was destroyed by the postcrash fire. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.

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Sep
26
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: HOUMA, LA

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AIRCRAFT DECLARED AN EMERGENCY DUE TO SMOKE IN THE COCKPIT AND PARTIAL LOSS OF ENGINE CONTROL, MADE A HARD LANDING, WENT OFF RUNWAY AND GEAR COLLAPSED, HOUMA, LA.

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Sep
26
2022

FAA Releases Vertiport Design Standards to Support the Safe Integration of Advanced Air Mobility Aircraft

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WASHINGTON − The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today released new design guidelines for vertiports, infrastructure that will support Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) aircraft. The design standards will serve as the initial step to provide key information for airport owners, operators and infrastructure developers to begin development of facilities that will support operations of AAM aircraft that are electrically powered and take-off and land vertically. 

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Sep
26
2022

NTSB Final Report: San Isidro, TX

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The pilot reported that he was practicing autorotations when the accident occurred. After successfully completing several autorotations from the same direction, he elected to attempt one from a different direction, which put the helicopter into a tailwind. During the maneuver, when the pilot rolled off the throttle, the helicopter “lost RPM”. He attempted to add power but was too low to the ground and the helicopter landed hard and rolled onto its side. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and the pilot was seriously injured. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.

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Sep
28
2022

The "Vuichard Recovery Aviation Safety Foundation" has just released a new safety video on "How to avoid a Vortex Ring State in helicopter operations".

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In this educational video in Part I of III, Pilots will learn the 3 perquisites to build up a Vortex Ring State. It presents the aerodynamic background of the build up and the typical signs of  a Vortex ring State. Special emphasis will be laid on the different Vortex Ring State sectors in relation to the rotor disk load. The video is packed with incredible animations and exciting new footage.

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Sep
28
2022

Baldwin Safety & Compliance Becomes First Vendor for New Rotorcraft-ASIAS Data Sharing Platform

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Hilton Head Island, SC — Baldwin Safety & Compliance announced it has become the first accepted vendor for the Rotorcraft Community within the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (R-ASIAS) program. The platform for the rotorcraft community was developed by General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) for the FAA, also referred to as R-ASIAS.

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Sep
28
2022

GPMS, Flightcell, and Blue Sky Network partner to meet US Forest Service MATOC Requirements

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Waterbury, VT –  – GPMS International, Flightcell, and Blue Sky Network jointly recently announced a combined solution featuring their industry-leading technologies that creates a fully compliant, lightweight, cost-efficient option for operators looking to bid on the recently released U.S. Forest Service Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) firefighting contract.  

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Tags: Blue Sky Network Flightcell GPMS
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Sep
28
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: TUCSON, AZ

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AIRCRAFT PRACTICING AUTOROTATION AND MADE A HARD LANDING, TUCSON, AZ

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Sep
28
2022

Lockheed Martin, Verizon Demonstrate 5G-Powered ISR Capabilities For Department Of Defense

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In recent demonstrations, Lockheed Martin and Verizon flew 5G-enabled drones to capture and securely transfer high-speed, real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) data from aircraft in flight to geolocate military targets. 

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Sep
28
2022

NTSB Final Report: Horseshoe Bend, ID

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On February 5, 2021, about 1400 mountain standard time, a Hughes OH-6A helicopter, N6639R, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Horseshoe Bend, Idaho. The pilot sustained serious injuries and a passenger sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was operated as a public use flight.

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Sep
28
2022

HAI Extends Deadline for Salute To Excellence Award Nominations

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Alexandria, Va. (September 28, 2022) – Do you know someone in the rotorcraft, drone, or advanced air mobility community who’s outstanding in their profession? If so, HAI is hoping you’ll tell us their story and nominate them for our annual Salute to Excellence Awards program!

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Sep
28
2022

Kevin Campbell Joins Vita Inclinata As Executive Vice President of Finance

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WASHINGTON, DC, September 28, 2022 — Vita Inclinata (Vita), developer and producer of precision aerospace and industrial stabilization devices, today announced the appointment of Kevin Campbell as Executive Vice President of Finance. Campbell is an experienced financial executive with a strong mix of technical, operational, strategic, and commercial finance skills and a history of building, leading, and motivating teams in high-growth, investment-oriented businesses.

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Sep
29
2022

Bell Announces a Signed Purchase Agreement for First SUBARU Bell 412EPXs Sold in Europe

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Fort Worth, TX (Sept. 29, 2022) - Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today a signed purchase agreement for two SUBARU Bell 412EPX helicopters to the Republic of Croatia’s Ministry of Interior. This marks a significant milestone in the region as the first purchase agreement for SUBARU Bell 412 EPXs in Europe. The expected delivery date of the aircraft is October 2023.

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Oct
03
2022

Newly Minted US Flight School Chooses Guimbal Cabri G2

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Warsaw, MO – Charles Beesley and his family are pleased to announce the Guimbal Cabri G2 as the primary training platform for Icarus Aviation located at Warsaw Municipal Airport in Missouri. According to Beesley, founder and owner of Icarus, “the initial focus of Icarus will be helicopter flight training, but we plan to become an aviation academy with fixed wing training, in house maintenance, and an FAA Part 141 certificate. For us there was never any other option then the Cabri; Its safety, modern cockpit, and economical value made it a no-brainer.”

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Oct
03
2022

FreeFlight Systems TSO’d TERRAIN Series RADALTs to be implemented on Helicopter Institute’s diverse training fleet

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DALLAS, TX, October 3, 2022 – FreeFlight Systems, a NextGen aviation leader specializing in avionics design, development, and manufacturing, today announced that Helicopter Institute, an industry-leading OEM-alternative pilot training provider, has selected FreeFlight Systems’ TERRAIN Series radar altimeters for their fleet of Bell 206, Bell 407, Bell 505, Airbus AS350, MD500, MD600, and Robinson R44 aircraft.

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Tags: A350 Airbus Airbus Helicopters Bell Bell 206 Bell 407 Bell 505 Bell Flight Free Flight Systems FreeFlight MD500 MD600 NextGen R44 Robinson
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Oct
03
2022

Boeing Donates $2 Million to Support Hurricane Ian Recovery and Relief Efforts

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ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) is committing $2 million to assist with on the ground disaster recovery and relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, the company announced. This includes a $750,000 donation to the Volunteer Florida Foundation, the state's lead agency for volunteer and national service that directly manages the Florida Disaster Relief fund.

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Oct
03
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: NASHVILLE, TN

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AIRCRAFT WHILE HOVERING ROLLED ON ITS SIDE FOR UNKNOWN REASONS, NASHVILLE, TN.

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Oct
03
2022

NTSB Final Report: Maynard, IA

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The pilot reported that during an aerial application flight in a helicopter, he experienced a gust of wind that caused the nose of the helicopter to dip and lose altitude, which resulted in an impact with a powerline and substantial damage to the tailboom. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.

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Oct
05
2022

PAC International provides decades of service to PA State Police

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05 OCT 2022 ­– Mount Pleasant, PA - PAC International has been providing full-service support to the Pennsylvania State Police Aviation Section for over three decades and looks to continue this service long into the future.

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Oct
05
2022

Guardian Helicopters Inc. Achieves IS-BAO Registration

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Fillmore, California – October 5, 2022 – Guardian Helicopters Inc (GHI), a leading utility FAA 135/133/137 helicopter services business in southern California, announced its operation has achieved Stage 1 registration for the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO). 

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Oct
05
2022

FAA Seeks Additional Administrators for Recreational Drone Test

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today opened the second application period for entities interested in serving as administrators for The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST). Potential test administrators must submit their applications by Nov. 11, 2022.

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Oct
05
2022

FAA Certifies NVG-Compatible Cockpit for R66 Police Helicopter

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Torrance, CA (5 October 2022) — On September 30th, Robinson received FAA certification for its Night Vision Google (NVG) compatible configuration on its R66 Police helicopter. For NVG compatibility, the helicopter’s interior and exterior lighting along with the aircraft’s instruments and avionics were evaluated to certify the helicopter for operation day or night with or without the use of NVGs.

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Oct
05
2022

NTSB Final Report: Houston, TX

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On May 2, 2020, about 0203 central daylight time, a MD 369E helicopter, N8375F, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Houston, Texas. The pilot sustained serious injuries, and the tactical flight officer sustained fatal injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 public aircraft flight.  

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Oct
06
2022

U.S. Army Orders Additional Enhanced CH-47F Block II Chinooks

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PHILADELPHIA —The U.S. Army is continuing to modernize its heavy-lift helicopter fleet with an order for two more Boeing [NYSE: BA] CH-47F Block II Chinooks and long lead funding for additional aircraft.

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Oct
06
2022

NTSB Final Report: Dardanelle, CA

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On August 25, 2018, about 1545 Pacific daylight time, a Bell 212 helicopter, N512TA, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Dardanelle, California. The pilot was seriously injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 133 external load flight.

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Oct
07
2022

Vertical Aviation Safety Team Concludes Inaugural Global Safety Conference

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Hurst, TX. (07 October 2022) – The inaugural edition of the Vertical Aviation Safety Team (VAST) Global Conference has concluded in Hurst, Texas, USA, with solid reviews from attendees and presenters. The three-day event, which ran Oct. 4–6, 2022, focused on collaborative efforts to improve safety across all segments of the international VTOL aviation industry, including flight operations, maintenance, and—for the first time—advanced air mobility.

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