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Aug
04
2021

Leonardo: A109 helicopter’s maiden flight anniversary marks 50 years of leadership in high performance, design, and mission versatility

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Leonardo celebrates today the 50th anniversary of its A109 helicopter, an iconic product which represented a revolution in the life of the company. The type enabled Italy to become one of the world’s only nations with an OEM capable of autonomous design, development, manufacturing of helicopters, which became highly successful in both national and export markets.

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Aug
04
2021

Helicopter Association International Awards Nine Scholarships to Next Generation of Helicopter Industry Professionals

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Alexandria, Virginia (August 4, 2021) — Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce it has awarded nine HAI scholarships for 2021. Available to aviation students around the world, these scholarships support HAI’s mission to educate the next generation of helicopter professionals. HAI makes up to 15 scholarships available each year, funded through donations and other fundraising events.

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Aug
04
2021

AIR METHODS LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE DRONE SOLUTION TO ADDRESS RURAL SUPPLY CHAIN CHALLENGES

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The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated some of the real challenges in our health care system creating an opportunity to find better solutions to extend access to healthcare, especially in rural America. Today we are excited to announce the launch of Spright, a newly formed drone solution, designed to help improve healthcare access and minimize supply challenges. Collaborating with Wingcopter, an industry-leading German drone manufacturer, Spright is creating a drone-based, healthcare-specific delivery network across the United States. 

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Aug
04
2021

Boeing-Led Team Demonstrates Advanced Manned-unmanned Teaming Concepts for Naval Aviation

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ARLINGTON, Va.,  – A Boeing-led [NYSE: BA] team has demonstrated manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T) capabilities in a virtual environment using the Navy’s MQ-25TM StingrayTM unmanned aerial refueler, the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne command-and-control aircraft and the F/A-18 Super Hornet.

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Aug
05
2021

GPMS Appoints Sergio Traldi as European Sales Agent for the Foresight MX HUMS

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Helicopter health monitoring leader GPMS announced today that it has appointed Sergio Traldi as a Sales Agent for the European region. The company is expanding overseas distribution for Foresight MX, its predictive health and usage monitoring system for rotorcraft. Foresight MX provides Engine and Component Vibration Monitoring with remaining useful life estimates on all monitored components, Rotor Track and Balance, and Flight Data Monitoring with exceedance alerting.

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Aug
06
2021

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: CORYDON, INDIANA

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AIRCRAFT STRUCK POWER LINES AND CRASHED IN A FIELD, CORYDON, IN

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Aug
09
2021

US Navy’s First TH-73A “Thrasher” Arrives at NAS Whiting Field

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MILTON, Fla. -- The first operational TH-73A “Thrasher” training helicopter landed at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field in Milton, Aug. 6.

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Aug
09
2021

ERICKSON INC. INITIATES EVALUATION OF STRATEGIC ALTERNATIVES TO ACCELERATE GROWTH IN AIR OPERATIONS AND MRO

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PORTLAND, ORE. – Erickson Inc. announces it has retained Houlihan Lokey, Inc. to explore strategic alternatives to accelerate the company’s growth and maintain its industry leadership position. “We are seeking a strategic partner who shares our vision, our commitment to customers and employees and can add strategic and operational value in the aviation and aerospace industry,” stated Doug Kitani, CEO and Director.

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Aug
09
2021

Dakota Air Parts Receives Last Great UH-1 Iroquois & AH-1 Cobra Inventories from Vietnam and the Middle East

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FARGO, N.D., (August 8, 2021) - Dakota Air Parts Intl., Inc. has announced that it has initiated the receiving process at U.S. Port from a long-awaited massive multi-continent uplift consisting primarily of UH-1 Iroquois and AH-1 Cobra helicopter parts, components, and related equipment, plus many other aircraft platforms (see below) back to its facilities in the United States.

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Aug
10
2021

Advanced Tactics Inc & Rotor X Aircraft Manufacturing Co. Team Unveils their High-Speed Vertical Take-Off and Landing (HSVTOL) Family of Aircraft for Military and Commercial Applications

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Torrance, CA (August 10, 2021) – The team of Advanced Tactics Inc (AT) of Torrance, California and Rotor X Aircraft Manufacturing Co. (Rotor X) of Chandler, Arizona unveiled their design concept for a new family of aircraft for military and commercial applications called the Barracuda.  The AT/Rotor X Barracuda HSVTOL aircraft combines the hover capability of a helicopter with jet-like forward flight speed, extended long-range, and versatility of a light strike/fighter aircraft. 

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Tags: Advanced Tactics Barracuda HSVTOL Rotor X Rotor X Aircraft Manufacturing Co.
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Aug
10
2021

Helicopter Association International Congratulates Jennifer Homendy as New NTSB Chair

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Alexandria, Va. (Aug. 10, 2021) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to congratulate the Honorable Jennifer Homendy on her confirmation Monday as chair of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

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Aug
11
2021

Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG) acquires Trace Aviation (TA)

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ATLANTA, GA – August 11, 2021 –– Atlanta-based Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the Worldwide Aerospace and Defense industries, announces the acquisition of Trace Aviation (TA) of Jackson, Mississippi. TA is widely recognized for its MRO capabilities on King Air/1900 landing gear assemblies.

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Aug
12
2021

BELL 360 INVICTUS BUILD MAKES SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS FOR ARMY’S FARA PROTOTYPE COMPETITION

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Fort Worth, Texas (August 11, 2021) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has released new data on the build and testing for the Bell 360 Invictus competitive prototype. The Bell 360 program is rapidly progressing through manufacturing, assembly, components testing, and systems integration work for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program. The team has completed multiple design and risk reviews with the Army and is on schedule for all program requirements. The Bell 360, a low-risk, high-speed platform with proven technology and inherently reliable designs, will deliver soldiers transformational operational capabilities at an affordable cost.

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Aug
16
2021

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Salt Lake City, UT

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FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Salt Lake City, UT

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Aug
16
2021

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Boise, ID

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FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Boise, ID

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Aug
17
2021

SKYTRAC and Embention Announce Partnership to Integrate First Autopilot System Supported by Iridium Certus

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KELOWNA, BC  -- SKYTRAC, a leader in satellite communications (Satcom) and intelligent connectivity solutions, today announced a Letter of Intent with Embention, a global leader in autopilot components, to offer the first system supported by Iridium Certus Command-and-Control (C2) within the unmanned segment of aviation.

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Aug
17
2021

ADAC Luftrettung takes delivery of its first two five-bladed

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Donauwörth, 17 August 2021 – ADAC Luftrettung, one of Europe’s biggest Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) operators, has taken delivery of its first two five-bladed H145s. Furthermore, the German HEMS operator will upgrade its current fleet of 14 four-bladed H145s to the five-bladed rotor system.

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Tags: ADAC Luftrettung Airbus Airbus Helicopters H145 HEMS
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Aug
17
2021

Mercy Flight Central contracts for IFR-Variant AW119Kx

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Leonardo announced today that Mercy Flight Central, a medical provider located in western New York, has signed a contract for four IFR- certified AW119Kxs for EMS transport missions. Delivery of the first aircraft is expected in 2022.

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Aug
17
2021

ERICKSON HAS BEEN AWARDED TWO CONTRACT SEATS WITHIN ASTRO

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PORTLAND, ORE. – On July 28, 2021, Erickson Incorporated, an industry-leading, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, was awarded two contracts. ASTRO is a Multiple Award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle using FAR 16 Ordering Procedures.  

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Aug
17
2021

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: St. Augustine, FL

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AIRCRAFT STRUCK A TREE WITH THE MAIN ROTOR DURING MOSQUITO SPRAYING AND LANDED ON A GOLF COURSE, ST AUGUSTINE, FL.

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Aug
17
2021

KAMAN AEROSPACE GROUP, INC. SELECTED BY TRANSCEND AIR TO BUILD THE VY 400 HIGH SPEED VTOL AIRCRAFT

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Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN) recently announced that its subsidiary, Kaman Aerospace Group, Inc., has been selected by Transcend Air Corporation to build the Vy 400 High Speed Vertical Takeoff and Landing (HSVTOL) aircraft.

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Aug
18
2021

Aerometals names Director of Sales and Marketing

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August 18, 2021 - Sacramento, CA - Precision aerospace manufacturing and industry innovator Aerometals has announced the appointment of Erik Blanck as Director of Sales and Marketing for the northern California based company. Mr. Blanck, a U.S. Navy veteran and industry insider for over 25 years, brings with him an extensive marketing, sales, and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) background with military and commercial sectors around the world.  Prior to joining Aerometals, Blanck most recently managed a multi-million-dollar North American MRO business focusing on customer specific turn-key maintenance solutions for Heli-One.

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Aug
18
2021

COLORADO DFPC SECURES CONTRACT FOR PROCUREMENT OF STATE-OF-THE-ART SIKORSKY S70I FIREHAWK® HELICOPTER

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Following one of the worst fire seasons in our home state of Colorado’s history, on Monday, August 16, we announced that the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) signed a contract with United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation, to complete and deliver a Sikorsky S70i FIREHAWK® helicopter.

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Tags: Air Methods DFPC Firehawk S70i Sikorsky United Rotorcraft
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Aug
18
2021

HELITOW CART INTRODUCES THE IDEAL GROUND HANDLING SOLUTION FOR THE BELL 505

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Levis, Quebec – August 19, 2021 – Helitow Cart is pleased to announce the recently designed ground handling solution ideal for the Bell 505. The V910 Heli-Carrier has a narrow body allowing it to easily slide under the aircraft and lift it completely, eliminating the need for ground handling wheels. Its extendable arms make it extremely easy to position under the aircraft and the Heli-Carrier systems use the counterweight balance to lift the helicopter, making it an effortless and safe one-person operation. The V910 is the perfect solution for private owners and light commercial operators moving aircraft on hard surfaces.

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Aug
19
2021

Brigadier General Fredrik Bergman joins Savback Helicopters as Senior Advisor

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Savback Helicopters are proud to announce that Fredrik Bergman has been added to the company’s advisory board as Senior Advisor.

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Aug
19
2021

U.S. Navy, Boeing Score Another MQ-25 First with E-2D Refueling

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ST. LOUIS, Aug. 19, 2021 – The U.S. Navy and Boeing [NYSE: BA] have completed a second carrier-based aircraft unmanned refueling mission with the Boeing-owned MQ-25TM T1 test asset, this time refueling a Navy E-2D Hawkeye command and control aircraft.

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Aug
19
2021

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Babylon, NY

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AIRCRAFT MADE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING IN A PARKING LOT, BABYLON, NY.

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Aug
19
2021

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Lindale, GA

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AIRCRAFT CRASHED AND ROLLED OVER NEAR A ROAD, LINDALE, GA.

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Aug
20
2021

ALPINE AEROTECH ADDS BELL 205 TO DIGITAL INSTRUMENT STC

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Kelowna, BC — ALPINE AEROTECH, an international leader in helicopter maintenance and product development announced today that they have re-issued their cost-effective digital flight instrument STC (supplemental type certificate) to include the Bell 205 for Day/Night VFR (Visual Flight Rules) operations. This digital instrument kit has been previously approved for installation on Bell 212 aircrafts in Canada, the United States, and in Europe.

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Aug
23
2021

Leonardo’s Norway Training Centre Update

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Leonardo’s Norway Training Centre (NTC) is currently teaching aircraft type-training to the latest Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) search and rescue (SAR) crews as they convert from the Sea King to the AW101 SAR Queen helicopter. The crews will form the third SAR base in Norway at Banak.

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