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Sep
14
2021

GPMS Welcomes Wysong Enterprises to its Network of Certified Installation Partners

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(BLOUNTVILLE, TENNESSEE, 9/14/21) GPMS, developer of the Foresight MX helicopter health monitoring system, announced today that it is adding Wysong Enterprises to its expanding network of certified installers.

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Sep
15
2021

Leonardo reveals the first members of Team AW149 UK - the onshore supply chain behind the AW149

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Leonardo has announced the launch of Team AW149 UK, its onshore supply chain for the AW149 helicopter. Featuring more than 70 companies from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, Leonardo’s AW149 supply chain represents a cross-section of the best in British engineering and manufacturing. 

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Sep
15
2021

BELL COMPLETES 100TH CONSECUTIVE ON-TIME DELIVERY OF AH-1Z TO U.S. MARINES

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AMARILLO, Texas – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has successfully completed its 100th consecutive on-time delivery of the AH-1Z aircraft to the U.S. Marine Corps, which began nearly four years ago. Bell accomplished this milestone through tight coordination with its manufacturing and assembly facilities, UAW 218, numerous suppliers, and government partners. The H-1 series consists of the AH-1Z Viper and UH-1Y Venom, which provide light attack and utility helicopter support to the Marines while maintaining a small logistical footprint through the 85% commonality between the airframes.

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Sep
15
2021

Aerometals adds Sikorsky S-70M capability to EIBF STC

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September 15, 2021 - Sacramento, CA - Aerometals, a precision aerospace design and manufacturing company, has announced the addition of the S-70M airframe to their recently approved FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for Engine Inlet Barrier Filter (EIBF) protections. The company utilized exhaustive testing, high technology computational fluid dynamics modeling as well as bird strike analysis for its new generation engine protection system.

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Sep
15
2021

Leonardo and Northrop Grumman join forces on future rotorcraft UAS opportunities

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London  15 September 2021 15:10 - Leonardo and Northrop Grumman announce their intention to jointly pursue opportunities in the Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS) domain.

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Sep
15
2021

THOROUGHBRED AVIATION OPENS NEW HELICOPTER MAINTENANCE FACILITY

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MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is pleased to congratulate Thoroughbred Aviation Maintenance on its expansion at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky. The largest aircraft maintenance provider in Kentucky, Thoroughbred Aviation cut the ribbon on a new 20,000 square-foot facility, dedicated to expanding helicopter and fixed-wing maintenance. Attending the event were Rocky Adkins, Senior Advisor to Governor Beshear, the Lexington Chamber of Commerce, and MD Helicopters Director of Customer Support Eric Kessler who presented Thoroughbred Aviation with a plaque.

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Sep
16
2021

Phoenix Police Department to upgrade fleet with five new H125 helicopters

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Grand Prairie, 16 September 2021 – The Phoenix Police Department has signed a new order to upgrade its airborne law enforcement helicopter fleet with five new H125 helicopters. Deliveries are expected to begin next year.

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Sep
16
2021

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Romeo, MI

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FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Romeo, MI

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Sep
16
2021

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Reynoldsville, IL

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FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Reynoldsville, IL

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Sep
16
2021

Introducing EngineWise® Connect – Pratt & Whitney’s New Customer Portal

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Pratt & Whitney, a Raytheon Technologies business, has revamped and renamed its customer portal for commercial engines – a place where more than 20,000 employees and customers access essential documents, communications and other resources.

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Sep
17
2021

Air Wisconsin Selects Spectralux Envoy Data Link System for CRJs

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Redmond, Wash. – Spectralux announced today that it has been selected by Air Wisconsin Airlines to install its latest Envoy® Data Link Communications System for Air Wisconsin’s Bombardier CRJ aircraft. The companies also have ongoing co-development activities underway for product life cycle support. Spectralux is a global leader in the design, development, and manufacture of high-technology data communications systems.

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Sep
20
2021

TracPlus Global Announces New Role for Trevor McIntyre

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TracPlus Global Chief Executive Officer Trevor McIntyre has announced his resignation from his current role at the end of September 2021. At the request of the board of directors, Trevor will remain part of the TracPlus team, taking over a new strategic role with the company after a three-month sabbatical.

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Sep
20
2021

Dallas Avionics Signs North American Distributor Agreement with AEM for Digital Audio Systems

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DALLAS, TEXAS – Dallas Avionics announced today that AEM has signed an agreement with their company to be their exclusive distributor for North America on their recently acquired digital audio system line of products.

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Sep
20
2021

LCI AND SMFL EXPAND HELICOPTER LEASING JOINT VENTURE WITH US$120 MILLION FLEET GROWTH

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LCI, the leading helicopter leasing, management and investment platform, and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited (SMFL) have acquired and committed to an additional twelve next generation helicopters within their helicopter leasing joint venture.

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Sep
20
2021

Bell Celebrates Grand Opening of 525 Experience Center in Norway

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Stavanger, Norway (Sept. 20, 2021) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, unveiled today its new 525 Experience Center at the Stavanger Airport in Norway. The center is an innovative space designed to showcase the Bell 525 capabilities for customers in Norway who perform missions in oil and gas, search and rescue (SAR), and military operations.

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Sep
20
2021

Collins Aerospace’s MS-177 ISR sensor now supporting Global Hawk operational missions

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Sept. 20, 2021) – The United States Air Force (USAF) recently completed its first RQ-4B Global Hawk Block 30 unmanned aerial system (UAS) operational mission carrying Collins Aerospace’s MS-177 multi-spectral imaging (MSI) sensor. The MS-177 long range wide area multi-spectral imaging (MSI) sensor enhances the Global Hawk’s ISR mission capabilities by providing greater standoff range and more actionable intelligence to address challenges and achieve overmatch on the battlefield.

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Sep
20
2021

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Monticello, GA

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FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Monticello, GA

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Sep
20
2021

NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Captures a Mars Rock Feature in 3D

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NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter provided a 3D view of a rock-covered mound during its 13th flight on Sept. 4. The plan for this reconnaissance mission into the “South Seítah” region of Mars’ Jezero Crater was to capture images of this geologic target – nicknamed “Faillefeu” (after a medieval abbey in the French Alps) by the agency’s Perseverance rover team – and to obtain the color pictures from a lower altitude than ever before: 26 feet (8 meters).

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Sep
21
2021

NTSB Final Report: Ketchikan, Alaska

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The pilot reported that, after landing on an elevated helicopter deck and reducing the rotor RPM, he signaled for the brush cutting ground crew leader to approach the helicopter to collect additional chainsaw bars that were being dropped off. He added that, the crew leader indicated that two of the three chainsaw bars were not the correct bars needed, and then threw an incorrect bar away from the helicopter. Subsequently, the bar impacted a main rotor blade, which resulted in substantial damage. The pilot reported that the brush cutting crew had been briefed before operations on gear security, rotor awareness, and safe practices when working around the helicopter. The crew leader admitted to a lapse in judgment brought on by stress and frustration. 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
21
2021

KAMAN UNVEILS NEW MEDIUM LIFT UAV: THE KARGO UAV IS A NEW SOLUTION FOR EXPEDITIONARY LOGISTICS

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BLOOMFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 21, 2021-- Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN) today unveiled the KARGO UAV, the newest addition to its family of purpose-built, autonomous unmanned systems designed to be the new standard for expeditionary logistics. Built with the U.S. Armed Forces future operating concepts in mind, the KARGO UAV offers a rugged design for easy transport and deployment. The system’s compact form-factor fits in a standard shipping container and is designed to be unloaded and operated by as few as two people.

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Sep
21
2021

Airbus reveals the next generation of CityAirbus

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Toulouse, 21 September 2021 - Airbus has announced plans for a new CityAirbus at the Company’s first #AirbusSummit on “Pioneering Sustainable Aerospace” as the emerging Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market begins to firm up. Ushering in the next generation of CityAirbus, the fully electric vehicle is equipped with fixed wings, a V-shaped tail, and eight electrically powered propellers as part of its uniquely designed distributed propulsion system. It is designed to carry up to four passengers in a zero emissions flight in multiple applications.

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Sep
21
2021

Bell to Showcase Nexus Air Taxi and Iconic Innovations at Smithsonian “FUTURES” Exhibition

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Washington, D.C. (September 21, 2021) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the Bell Nexus Air Taxi will be on display in the new Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building (AIB) “FUTURES” exhibit coming this fall. The Bell Nexus Air Taxi, which made its public debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019, is Bell’s futuristic electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) concept vehicle designed to move people, goods or data to revolutionize mobility.

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Sep
21
2021

Airbus Helicopters starts flight tests with engine back-up system

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Toulouse, 21 September 2021 – Airbus Helicopters, in partnership with the French Civil Aviation Authority DGAC, has started flight testing an engine back-up system (EBS) onboard its Flightlab. The project opens the way to a future hybridised propulsion system for light helicopters while delivering concrete flight safety improvements in the short term. The campaign’s main target is to enhance flight safety of single engine operations by providing emergency electrical power in case of a turbine failure.

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Sep
21
2021

Boeing Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Chinook First Flight

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PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 21, 2021 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Chinook operators around the world today celebrated 60 years of Chinook flight as the company builds a new generation of the renowned rotorcraft. The H-47 Chinook’s prototype, known as the YCH-1B, first flew on Sept. 21, 1961. The aircraft took off in Philadelphia, the region where Boeing has built and incrementally improved every version of the Chinook rotorcraft.

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Sep
22
2021

NTSB Final Report: Mountain Home, Idaho

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The pilot reported that, while the helicopter was in the hanger, he put 4 gallons of fuel into the left fuel tank. He then intended to hover taxi to the fuel island for fuel. He observed people and an aircraft near the fuel island, and he hover taxied to a dirt area. While about 12-15 ft above ground level, the engine had a complete loss of power. He further reported that he was too low to autorotate, landed hard on uneven terrain and collapsed the left skid. An inspection revealed that both fuel tanks were empty. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and main rotor blades. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation. 

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Sep
22
2021

Precision Aviation Group, Inc. – Momentum FPD Services Corporation (MSC) announces Name Change

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Atlanta, GA – September 22 , 2021 - Atlanta-based Precision Aviation Group (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the Worldwide Aerospace and Defense industries, announces Camarillo, California based Momentum FPD Services Corporation (MSC) has changed its name to Precision Display Repairs (PDR). The change was made to identify the business as a member of the Precision Aviation Group of companies, and to better reflect PDR’s expanding capabilities.

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Sep
22
2021

Boeing Selects Australia for Company's First Final Assembly Facility Outside North America

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TOOWOOMBA, Queensland, Sept. 22, 2021 – Boeing [NYSE:BA], in partnership with the Queensland Government, has selected Toowoomba as the preferred site for the company’s first aircraft assembly facility of its kind outside of North America.

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Sep
22
2021

S-92® Helicopter Completes First Flight Using Biofuel

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STRATFORD, Conn., September 22, 2021. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company [NYSE: LMT] has approved the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), often referred to as biofuel, for the S-92 helicopter as an alternative to petroleum-based fuels and the aircraft completed its first flight. This approval occurs as companies across the aviation industry are taking steps to meet environmental challenges, including transitioning to sustainable aviation fuels derived from renewable non-fossil fuel sources and utilized by aircraft certified for Jet A/A-1 fuels.

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Sep
22
2021

Vertical and Bristow partner to electrify helicopter market for a new era in vertical transport

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HOUSTON and BRISTOL, England, -- Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the world's leading global provider of vertical flight solutions to government and civil organizations, and Vertical Aerospace Group Ltd ("Vertical"), a British engineering and aeronautical business pioneering zero-emissions aviation, today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under which the two firms will cooperate on the certification, operational planning and potential purchase of up to 50 eVTOL aircraft. 

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Sep
23
2021

NTSB Final Report: Winthrop, Washington

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The pilot reported that, while landing in a snow-covered, unimproved landing zone, the helicopter drifted rearward, the tail rotor struck a snowbank, and the helicopter began to spin to the right. The pilot reduced the throttle setting to off and applied left pedal to reduce the spin, but the helicopter drifted to the right and the right skid impacted snow. The helicopter subsequently rolled over and impacted terrain. The tailboom and the main and tail rotor drive systems were substantially damaged. 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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