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Dec
01
2023

Schweizer Earns FAA Part 145 Repair Station Certificate

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Fort Worth, Texas (November 30, 2023) – Schweizer, manufacturer of the proven Schweizer S300, S300CBi, and S333 helicopters, is proud to announce it has earned FAA Part 145 Repair Station certification. The certification allows Schweizer to repair and overhaul its aircraft and components at the factory with an FAA-approved quality system.

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Dec
04
2023

Rotor Unveils R550X Uncrewed Helicopter and Begins Production

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The R550X is an uncrewed helicopter based on the Robinson R44 Raven II. It is designed to lift heavy loads up to 1,200 pounds, or 550 kilograms, with no pilot onboard. With a flight time of over three (3) hours and a top speed of 150 miles per hour, the R550X offers long-range VTOL capabilities beyond the reach of drones and eVTOLs, making it suitable for demanding cargo, utility, and maritime operations.

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Dec
05
2023

FAA Launches 2023 Holiday “12 Days of Drones” Safety Campaign

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Monday, December 4, 2023 -​ WASHINGTON – If you are considering a drone as a holiday gift, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants you and your loved ones to understand how to fly it safely. 

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Dec
05
2023

Universal Avionics completes first test flight of interactive Flight Management System

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Tucson, Arizona – December 5, 2023 – Universal Avionics (UA), an Elbit Systems company, has successfully completed initial flight tests of its NexGen, software-based interactive Flight Management System (i-FMS). The flight tests were conducted in Austria on a government-owned Bell 212 helicopter as part of a joint effort with Elbit to improve flight management and navigation capabilities for the customer. The i-FMS adds onto mission computers delivered by Elbit and is controlled using the existing Human Machine Interface operated by the customer.  

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Dec
06
2023

Airbus announces Canadian H160 type certification

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Fort Erie, ON, December 6, 2023 – Airbus Helicopters has received Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) type certification of the H160 helicopter, positioning the aircraft type for entry into the Canadian market.

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Dec
06
2023

NTSB Preliminary Report: Rowlett, TX

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On October 26, 2023, about 1650 central daylight time, a Robinson Helicopter R44, N141CD, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Rowlett, Texas. The flight instructor and pilot receiving instruction incurred minor injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

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Dec
07
2023

Leonardo and Pratt & Whitney canada achieve first 100% SAF flight with PT6C-67C-POWERED AW139 helicopter

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Leonardo and Pratt & Whitney Canada today announced the successful completion of the first flight for a AW139 intermediate twin helicopter, powered by PT6C-67C engines, using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Accomplished at Leonardo’s facility in Cascina Costa di Samarate (Italy) on 21 November, the 75-minute flight and ground tests evaluated engine performance with multiple power variation and other systems. The test showed an outstanding response to the new fuel with no significant differences compared to the use of Jet A1 fuel. 

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Dec
07
2023

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: CALEXICO, CA

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AIRCRAFT STRUCK A POWER LINE, CALEXICO, CA

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Dec
11
2023

Donaldson Receives BAE Systems Partner2Win Bronze Medallion Award

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MINNEAPOLIS (December 11, 2023)—Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI) a leading worldwide manufacturer of innovative filtration products and solutions, received a BAE Systems Combat Mission Systems business award Partner2Win Bronze Medallion for exceptional performance and commitment to operational excellence. 

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Dec
11
2023

Leonardo confirmed as Sustainability Leader in the Aerospace and Defense Industry

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The international rating agency S&P Global, which evaluates the environmental, social and governance aspects of over 13,000 companies in different sectors, has included Leonardo in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and in the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index for the fourteenth year in a row.

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Dec
11
2023

Airbus Helicopters, Indamer come together for helicopter maintenance in India

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Airbus Helicopters and Indamer have joined hands to provide cutting edge after-market services for helicopters in India, in a significant boost to the development of the rotary-wing Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) ecosystem in the country. 

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Dec
11
2023

Joby, ANA Holdings Partner with Nomura Real Estate Development for Vertiports in Japan

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif.-- Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a company developing an all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for commercial passenger service, today announced it has partnered with ANA Holdings Inc. (“ANA HD”) and Nomura Real Estate Development Co. Ltd. (“NRE”), one of Japan’s largest real estate developers, on the development of take-off and landing infrastructure, known as vertiports, to support the commercialization of its electric air taxi service across Japan.

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Dec
12
2023

TECHNISONIC ANNOUNCES FORESTRY MODE on the TDFM-9000 / 9300 SERIES RADIOS

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(TORONTO CANADA, Dec 12, 2023)      Technisonic Industries is proud to continue its support of the Aerial Firefighting Market with its introduction of Forestry Mode available on both the TDFM-9000 and TDFM-9300’s.   Forestry Mode addresses the space and installation challenges in the cockpit and antennas associated with updated United States Forestry Service (USFS) communications requirements.

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Dec
12
2023

PRECISION AVIATION GROUP (PAG) ANNOUNCES NEW STRATEGIC APPOINTMENT: CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER

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Atlanta, Georgia – December 11, 2023.  – Precision Aviation Group (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the aerospace and defense industries worldwide, announces the appointment of Kyle McGillivray, to the newly created role of Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). 

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Dec
12
2023

ROBYN EAGLES APPOINTED HEAD OF GLOBAL MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS AT ROBINSON HELICOPTER COMPANY

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TORRANCE, CA – DECEMBER 12, 2023 – Robinson Helicopter Company, a global leader in civilian rotorcraft, appoints Robyn Eagles as head of global marketing and communications. Eagles, an experienced marketing and communications professional with more than 25 years of experience in the advanced mobility sector, takes over the role previously held by Terry Hane. In this position, Eagles will oversee brand strategy, marketing, public relations, global dealer relations, and sales for Robinson Helicopter Company.

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Dec
13
2023

Helicopter Association International (HAI) Celebrates 75 Years of Advancing Vertical Aviation Worldwide

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Alexandria, Va. (Dec. 13, 2023) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is proud to commemorate its 75th anniversary, marking three-quarters of a century dedicated to growing, shaping, protecting, and strengthening the international vertical aviation industry. Founded on Dec. 13, 1948, by a visionary group of 16 individuals who formed the Helicopter Council, HAI has since evolved into a global force representing thousands of operators, pilots, maintenance technicians, manufacturers, and suppliers across 65 countries.

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Dec
14
2023

Airbus Helicopters and German Armed Forces sign largest H145M contract

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Donauwörth – The German Bundeswehr and Airbus Helicopters have signed a contract for the purchase of up to 82 multi-role H145M helicopters (62 firm orders plus 20 options). This is the largest order ever placed for the H145M and consequently the largest for the HForce weapon management system. The contract also includes seven years of support and services, ensuring optimal entry into service. The German Army will receive fifty-seven helicopters, while the Luftwaffe's special forces will receive five.

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Dec
14
2023

LEONARDO CELEBRATES 700TH HELICOPTER DELIVERY FROM US PRODUCTION LINE

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Philadelphia, 14 December 2023 – In November, the 700th American-made helicopter was delivered from Leonardo ‘s production line in Philadelphia, representing an enormous milestone achievement in the United States that speaks to the technical maturity of its industrial operations in the U.S. The actual 700th aircraft, an AW119Kx single engine, was delivered to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS).

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Dec
14
2023

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: STORM LAKE, IA

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AIRCRAFT SUSTAINED A BIRS STRIKE THAT PUNCTURED THE WINDSCREEN WHILE ENROUTE TO A PATIENT PICKUP AT SLB. PILOT SUSTAINTED A STRIKE TO THE HEAD DURING THE EVENT.

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Dec
14
2023

United States Navy And Lockheed Martin Successfully Test Key Capabilities Of Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare System

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BETHESDA, Md. – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) supported a successful government test of the Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare (AOEW) system’s electronic attack capabilities while installed on a U.S. Navy MH-60R helicopter. This marked the first time in the program’s development the system was able to perform engagement testing, demonstrate the ability to deter threats, and quantify system performance, while integrated and controlled by the target platform. 

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Dec
18
2023

COPTERSAFETY NOW OFFERING FAA H145 TRAINING

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Coptersafety is pleased to announce the addition of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved H145 Initial, Airline Transport Pilot (ATP), and Recurrent training programs to our FAA Part 142 Training Center certification.

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Dec
18
2023

Trakka Systems Helps Elevate Dutch Police Aviation Operations

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Trakka Systems, a leading player in providing critical vision technology to law enforcement and government agencies, has equipped the Dutch Police Aviation Service with state-of-the-art searchlights.

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Dec
18
2023

Hillsboro Aviation becomes an authorized Airbus Helicopters Service Center

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HILLSBORO, Oregon (December 18, 2023) – Hillsboro Aviation is pleased to announce it has been designated as an authorized Airbus Helicopters Service Center by Airbus Helicopters. In 2016, Hillsboro was appointed Airbus Helicopter’s first-ever North American commercial sales agent in the aircraft manufacturer’s 47-year history.

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Dec
20
2023

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: HAMMONTON, NJ

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AIRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES, HAMMONTON, NJ

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Dec
26
2023

NTSB Final Report: Lakeport, CA

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On December 2, 2021, about 1115 Pacific standard time, an experimental amateur-built, Sport Copter Vortex gyroplane, N425RD, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Lakeport, California. The pilot was fatally injured. The gyroplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

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Dec
26
2023

NTSB Final Report: Lakeport, CA

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On December 2, 2021, about 1115 Pacific standard time, an experimental amateur-built, Sport Copter Vortex gyroplane, N425RD, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Lakeport, California. The pilot was fatally injured. The gyroplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

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Dec
26
2023

NTSB Final Report: Cornwall, NY

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On October 10, 2021, at 1357 eastern daylight time, a Robinson R44 II, N637HP, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident in Cornwall, New York. 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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Jan
02
2024

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: WALLAND, TN

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WALLAND, TN: N571CJ, B206 HELICOPTER, EXPERIENCED AN ENGINE OIL PRESSURE AND TEMPERATURE ISSUE CAUSING ENGINE FAILURE THEN EXECUTED A FORCED LANDING IN A FARM FIELD. THE TAIL BOOM WAS SNAPPED OFF THE HELICOPTER DUE TO THE FORCED LANDING. NO PROPERTY DAMAGE OR INJURIES REPORTED. POB: 6, INJURIES: NONE, DAMAGE: EXTENT UNKNOWN. 12/28/2023 1844Z

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Jan
02
2024

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: KNIK GLACIER, AK

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DURING LANDING, THE SKID CAUGHT SOME ROCKS CAUSING A DYNAMIC ROLLOVER, KNIK GLACIER, ALASKA.

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Jan
02
2024

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: DAYTONA BEACH, FL

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AIRCRAFT WAS STRUCK BY A UAS WHILE ON APPROACH, DAYTONA BEACH, FL.

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