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Sep
27
2021

Meet Refilwe Ledwaba, the first Black female helicopter pilot in South Africa

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Rfilwe Ledwaba is a social entrepreneur, fixed-wing and helicopter pilot and a PhD candidate. She is the first Black woman to become a helicopter pilot in South Africa. Ledwaba founded the Girls Fly Programme in Africa (GFPA) Foundation in 2009 to encourage more girls and women to enter careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM).

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Sep
27
2021

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Prescott, AZ

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AIRCRAFT MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING DUE TO ENGINE ISSUES ON A GOLF COURSE, PRESCOTT, AZ.

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Sep
27
2021

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Patterson, LA

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AIRCRAFT WAS LIFTING OFF FOR DEPARTURE AND DRIFTED BACKWARDS INTO N668RL, PATTERSON, LA.

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Sep
27
2021

NTSB Final Report: Laton, California

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The pilot reported that, while conducting an aerial application on a field, he overflew one set of powerlines, however, struck the second set of powerlines shortly after. Subsequently, the  helicopter impacted terrain and came to rest on its left side substantially damaging the fuselage. 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
28
2021

NTSB Final Report: Lucerne Valley, California

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The pilot reported that he departed from a dry lakebed with the intention of making a local flight for the passenger to photograph the area. He noted that the wind was from the southwest  between 12-15 kts. After departure, the pilot was maneuvering the helicopter to the southeast about 300 ft above ground level (agl), where he was using the helicopter controls to compensate for a tailwind. The helicopter began to yaw to the right and the pilot attempted to regain control by applying full left pedal. Despite his attempts, the helicopter continued to rotate, and the yaw rate was increasing in speed. The helicopter descended and when it neared the ground, the pilot flared to cushion the touchdown for the rapid descent rate. The tail collided with the ground,  followed by the skids contacting the desert floor hard; the helicopter came to rest on its right side. The fuselage and tail boom 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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Sep
28
2021

Piaggio Aerospace partners with Safran Helicopter Engines on its Ardiden 3 engine family

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Bordes, Villanova d’Albenga, 28 September 2021 - The Italian aircraft and engine-parts manufacturer Piaggio Aerospace and the French company Safran Helicopter Engines have announced today that they signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to cooperate on the production of the Ardiden 3 aeroengine family. The agreement covers the manufacture of critical parts for the variants of the Ardiden 3 family, both for turbopropulsor (Ardiden 3TP) and helicopter applications.

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Sep
28
2021

SPRIGHT LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

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At Air Methods, we pride ourselves on a diverse range of capabilities.  While our largest offering is direct air medical services, with air ambulance bases all over the country, we knew we didn’t want to stop at that.

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Sep
28
2021

KAMAN COMPOSITES - WICHITA COMPLETES DELIVERY OF 1500TH INLET UNIT FOR BOEING CH-47 PROGRAM

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WICHITA, Kan.--Kaman Composites - Wichita, Inc., an indirect subsidiary of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), celebrated the delivery of the 1500th inlet unit for the CH-47 Boeing Program at the end of August. Originally developed in the late 1950s, the well-known Chinook CH-47 is among the heaviest lifting helicopters in operation today.

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Sep
28
2021

Airbus Helicopters enhances its support and services capability in China

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Zhuhai, 28 September 2021 - Airbus Helicopters is demonstrating its commitment and determination to better support its Chinese customers at the 13th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in the city of Zhuhai in China’s southern Guangdong Province.

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Sep
30
2021

Leonardo at Expo 2020 Dubai: atomic clock, Martian drill and tiltrotor to be showcased at innovation fair par excellence

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Leonardo presents unparalled technological solutions at Expo 2020 Dubai with its robotic drill about to break the record for drilling on Martian soil, the most stable and accurate atomic clock ever made for space applications, and the only tiltrotor in the market that is soon to be certified for civil use.

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Sep
30
2021

FAA Awards $2.8 Million in Drone Research Grants to Five Universities

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced $2.8 million in drone research, education and training grants to five universities. Research will focus on three areas: Advanced material, right-of-way rules, and flight data recorder requirements.

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Sep
30
2021

Precision Aviation Training Announces Largest Class Ever

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Newberg, OR – Precision Aviation Training, LLC (PAT) announced today their Fall Semester will be the largest class ever to enroll.

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Sep
30
2021

Bell Textron Canada Celebrates 35 Years of Excellence in Canada

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Mirabel, Qc  – Bell Textron Canada Ltd., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, is proud to celebrate 35 years of operations in Mirabel, Qc, Canada. Founded in 1986, the global Centre of Excellence is home to civil and commercial aircraft manufacturing, assembly, flight testing and customer delivery.

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Sep
30
2021

Cal Fire receives additional S-70i Firehawk aircraft with Axnes PNG Wireless Intercommunication System (WICS)

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Colorado Springs, CO, USA  - Mission Wireless Intercom innovator and leader Axnes recently announced that California's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) received an additional S-70i Firehawk helicopter recently with their PNG Wireless Intercommunication System (WICS) installed. This makes seven Firehawk’s delivered to CAL FIRE thus far, out of an order of twelve total. The PNG WICS features NVG compatibility, push-to-talk (PTT) and voice activation (VOX) functions that allow easy integration of the MP50 handset transceiver into their mission set, along with multiple civil, para-public and military mission profiles.

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Sep
30
2021

I-Service Center rebrands as G2 Aviation

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Saint-Hubert, Quebec – September 29, 2021 – I-Service Center, a leading Canadian MRO and subsidiary of the Coast to Coast Helicopters Group, rebrands as G2 Aviation, taking its new name from the St Hubert, Quebec, Canada heliport code CTG2.

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Sep
30
2021

AW609 AC4 FLIES TO DUBAI FOR WORLD’S FIRST PRESENTATION IN THE REGION

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The AW609 AC4, fully representative of the final production configuration, is now in Dubai for the first official presentation of the multirole tiltrotor in the region over the forthcoming weeks. The aircraft performed a one-of-a-kind ferry flight leaving Leonardo Helicopters’ Headquarter in Cascina Costa di Samarate (Italy) on September 10 and landing in Dubai on September 13, following stops in Southern Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East. The aircraft is supported by Aerogulf and hosted in their hangar at the Al Maktoum International Airport.

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Oct
04
2021

Bristow Group Adds Initial Helicopter Training Scholarship to Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund for 2022

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The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund has announced an additional $5,000 scholarship to be awarded to a female starting in the helicopter aviation industry.  The additional scholarship is available due to the commitment of the Bristow Group to support advancing the careers of the international organization’s members.

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Oct
04
2021

LEONARDO LAUNCHES AGUSTA BRAND AS THE HEIGHT OF SOPHISTICATION AND TECHNOLOGY FOR THE VIP HELICOPTER SECTOR

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Leonardo has announced the launch of a new initiative to reinforce its leading position in the world’s VIP/corporate helicopter market, as it pioneers new advanced and sustainable air mobility solutions in the vertical flight domain. Today Agusta becomes the brand that embodies the company’s distinctive design, technology and service philosophy and values in the executive transport rotorcraft sphere. 

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Oct
04
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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Oct
04
2021

Politecnico of Milan wins the second edition of the “Leonardo Drone Contest”

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​Politecnico of Milan won, further to its success last year, the second edition of the ‘Leonardo Drone Contest. An Open Innovation Challenge’. The competition, the only one of its kind in Italy, was organised by Leonardo, in association with six Italian universities, to promote the development of Artificial Intelligence applied to unmanned systems. 

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Oct
04
2021

Night Authorization Available for Part 107 Drone Pilots

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Drone pilots with current Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificates may now obtain near real-time authorizations to fly at night through FAA-approved providers of Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) services. LAANC is an automated system for drone pilots requesting to fly below 400 feet in controlled airspace often found around airports. Drone pilots need FAA approval prior to flying in controlled airspace.

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Oct
04
2021

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Chandler, AZ

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AIRCRAFT MAY HAVE SUFFERED A MID-AIR COLLISION WITH N2868H, CHANDLER, AZ.

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Oct
05
2021

NTSB Final Report: Palm Gardens, Nevada

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The pilot reported that, shortly after takeoff, the helicopter encountered a dust devil from the right side, which caused the helicopter to yaw right and descend. Despite the pilot’s best attempt to control the helicopter, it struck terrain. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the tail boom. 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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Oct
04
2021

Hit TV Series Straight and Level Presented by AeroBrigham, will be Broadcast Live on AWE TV from NBAA-BACE

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FORT WORTH (October 4, 2021) – Assent Media + Entertainment's hit television program Straight and Level on AWE TV will broadcast live special episodes from the National Business Aviation Association's Business Aircraft Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada. Straight and Level is traveling to Las Vegas with its live broadcast set and satellite production trucks to highlight key storylines and offer news, expert analysis and in-depth coverage of NBAA-BACE. "Building upon our successful collaboration with The Experimental Aircraft Association during Oshkosh AirVenture 2021, it was a natural fit to marry our live broadcast capabilities with Straight and Level to bring NBAA-BACE to network television." said W. Hulsey Smith, Executive Producer and Host of Straight and Level. "NBAA's leadership is truly forward thinking. These are the same leaders who went out of their way to ensure the entire convention is carbon neutral. They deserve tremendous credit, and we are honored to work hand-in-hand with NBAA to extend the reach of NBAA-BACE via network television."

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Oct
04
2021

TEXAS AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF JULIE WESTCOTT AS VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS & OEM DEVELOPMENT

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ABILENE, Texas, Oct 4, 2021 – TEXAS AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGIES, a subsidiary of Texas Aerospace Services, is pleased to announce that Julie Westcott has been appointed Vice President of Operations & OEM Development.  Mrs. Westcott joins Texas Aerospace Technologies with over 37 years’ experience in the aviation industry.  Most recently Mrs. Westcott was the Director of Products & Programs for DAC International.   

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Oct
05
2021

HeliSpeed awarded contract with The Royal Cayman Island Police Service, supporting H145 operations

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Global aviation specialists, HeliSpeed, is awarded the coveted contract to support The Royal Cayman Island Police Service (RCIPS). The new partnership will boost Cayman’s capability in search and rescue, law enforcement and border protection operations.

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Oct
05
2021

Metro Aviation launches new Garmin GTN 650/750 Xi STC with Geisinger Life Flight

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05 OCT 2021 – Shreveport, La. – Geisinger Life Flight is flying high in Pennsylvania with a newly refurbished EC145, equipped with Metro Aviation’s newest STC for the Garmin GTN 650/750 Xi series, certified for SPIFR (Single Pilot Instrument Flight Rules) use in the EC145.  The Garmin 650/750 Xi allows pilots to visualize the entire flight plan, including holds and approaches, on a high-resolution touchscreen.

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Oct
06
2021

Flightcell and AMS join forces to create the most advanced and accurate aerial firefighting reporting tool in the world

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Flightcell is pleased to advise that their flagship product, the DZMx, now integrates seamlessly with Airborne Mission Systems’ AFDAU-T1 (Aerial Firefighting Data Acquisition Unit), providing further efficiency improvements and benefits to aerial firefighting operators. Integrating both state-of-the-art products allows for the immediate transmission of valuable data to allow air crew and ground operators to make well informed and real time decisions to tackle fires from above.

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Oct
07
2021

Spectrum Aeromed will announce its newest model of air ambulance equipment at the 2021 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE)

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Spectrum Aeromed will announce its newest model of air ambulance equipment at the 2021 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE)

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Oct
07
2021

Spectrum Aeromed will announce its newest model of air ambulance equipment at the 2021 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE)

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Spectrum Aeromed will announce its newest model of air ambulance equipment at the 2021 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE)

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