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Jan
03
2024

Phenix Solutions Unveils New Website Design to Elevate User Experience

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McMinnville, OR, January 3, 2024 - Phenix Solutions proudly announces the highly anticipated launch of their updated website that offers customers and aviation professionals an inviting experience into the Ultra 2XL Heavy-Lift UAS world. The new website has a user-friendly, customer-focused design with in-depth information for visitors to learn about Phenix Solutions, the leadership team, and their flagship, the Ultra 2XL. 

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Jan
03
2024

ARGUS International Honors Naples Aviation

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DENVER, CO (January 3, 2024) Today, ARGUS International honors Naples Aviation as the first Fixed Base Operator (FBO) in North America to receive the ARGUS International Base Operations Audit Certification. 

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Jan
03
2024

NTSB Preliminary Report: Sterling City, TX

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On November 29, 2023, about 1430 central standard time, a MD Helicopters Inc. MD600N helicopter, N745MB, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Sterling City, Texas. The commercial pilot and the aerial lineman sustained fatal injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 133 rotorcraft external load flight.

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Jan
03
2024

NTSB Preliminary Report: Sterling City, TX

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On November 29, 2023, about 1430 central standard time, a MD Helicopters Inc. MD600N helicopter, N745MB, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Sterling City, Texas. The commercial pilot and the aerial lineman sustained fatal injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 133 rotorcraft external load flight.

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Jan
03
2024

Vertical Flight Society Selects Boeing’s Brahmananda Panda for the Prestigious 2024 Nikolsky Lectureship

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Fairfax, Virginia, USA — The Vertical Flight Society, the world’s leading professional society dedicated to advancing vertical flight, announced today that Boeing’s Dr. Brahmananda Panda has been selected for the 2024 Alexander A. Nikolsky Honorary Lectureship. The Lectureship is awarded to “an individual who has a highly distinguished career in vertical flight aircraft research and development and is skilled at communicating technical knowledge and experience.” His Nikolsky Lecture is entitled, “Rotorcraft Aeromechanics Methodology and its Application to Rotor Dynamics, Loads, Vibration and Aeroelastic Stability at Boeing.”

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Jan
03
2024

Whirly-Girls International Reveal 2024 Scholarship Recipients

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Whirly-Girls International, a non-profit, educational, and charitable organization dedicated to advancing women in the helicopter aviation industry, has announced the recipients of the 2024 Whirly-Girls Scholarship Awards.  The scholarships will be awarded February 25, 2024 at the Whirly-Girls Annual Reception during HAI HELI-EXPO in Anaheim, California.  Thanks to the support of aviation leaders, 39 scholarships were bestowed upon deserving female aviators, the largest scholarship program in the helicopter industry.

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Jan
08
2024

Joby and Clay Lacy Partner to Bring First Electric Air Taxi Charger to Southern California

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. & LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a company developing electric air taxis for commercial passenger service, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement with Clay Lacy Aviation to install Southern California’s first electric air taxi charger at John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County, CA.

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Jan
08
2024

Trakka Systems Announces Deployment of Cutting-Edge TLX Searchlight on Italian Carabinieri AW169 Helicopters

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Arla, Sweden – Trakka Systems, a leading provider of mission-critical vision technology for law enforcement and government agencies, today announced the successful deployment of its TrakkaBeam® TLX high-intensity searchlight on the AW169M helicopters used by the Carabinieri national police force of Italy. The Italian Carabinieri have received 5 AW169M’s and the option for 11 additional helicopters in the same configuration.

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Jan
08
2024

Capts. Steve Buhagiar and David Sidorski Receive HAI’s Salute to Excellence Matthew S. Zuccaro Land & LIVE Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (Jan. 08, 2024) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Capts. Steve Buhagiar and David Sidorski as recipients of the Salute to Excellence Matthew S. Zuccaro Land & LIVE Award. This award, presented by HAI in honor of Zuccaro, recognizes outstanding aeronautical decision-making, crew resource management, and/or coordinated actions performed by a helicopter pilot(s), flight crew member(s), and/or maintenance personnel during the year. It will be presented on Feb. 26, 2024, at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024 in Anaheim, California.

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Jan
08
2024

Enstrom Announces 2024 Maintenance Training Dates

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Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is pleased to announce the official dates for its 2024 maintenance training classes. The dates are as follows:

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Jan
08
2024

Michael Sagely Named HAI’s Salute to Excellence Pilot of the Year

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Alexandria, Virginia (Jan. 08, 2024) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Michael Sagely, senior pilot with the Air Operations unit of the Los Angeles County (California) Fire Department (LACFD), is the recipient of the 2024 Salute to Excellence Pilot of the Year Award. The award recognizes an outstanding single feat performed by a helicopter pilot or UAS aircraft pilot during the past three years or for extraordinary professionalism over time. It will be presented Feb. 26, 2024 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024 in Anaheim, California.

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Jan
09
2024

Rotor Pro's Bryan Matuskey Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Communications Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (Jan. 09, 2024) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Rotor Pro magazine Production Team Leader/Videographer Bryan Matuskey as the recipient of the 2024 Salute to Excellence Communications Award. The award recognizes an individual or organization achieving the most creative and distinct dissemination of information about the vertical aviation industry. It will be presented on Feb. 26, 2024 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024 in Anaheim, California.

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Jan
09
2024

Catherine Press Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (Jan. 09, 2024) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Chinook Helicopters CEO Catherine Press as the recipient of the 2024 Salute to Excellence W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award. This award, presented by Hill Air Corporation, recognizes superlative contributions by a helicopter flight instructor or a UAS flight instructor in upholding high standards of professionalism. It will be presented on Feb. 26, 2024 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024 in Anaheim, California.

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Jan
09
2024

MD Helicopters Announces Record Orders for 2023

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Mesa, Arizona – January 9, 2024: MD Helicopters, LLC (MDH) proudly announces record orders for the fiscal year 2023. The company experienced an increase in demand, resulting in the highest number of annual orders since 2008. 

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Jan
09
2024

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: REVELSTOKE, BC

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AIRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES, REVELSTOKE, BC.

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Jan
09
2024

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: EL CENTRO, CA

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AIRCRAFT HOVERING, HEARD A LOUD NOISE, FELT VIBRATING AND LANDED IN A FIELD, EL CENTRO, CA.

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Jan
10
2024

Volo Mission | Cyprus Police Air Unit

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Volo Mission was honored to have the opportunity to collaborate with the Cyprus Police Air Unit (CPAU) to provide re-current and initial aerial firefighting training for their pilots and aircrews.

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Jan
10
2024

Andrew Edgerton Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (Jan. 10, 2024) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Fairfax County (Virginia) Police Helicopter Division Chief Pilot Andrew Edgerton is the recipient of the 2024 Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award. This award, sponsored by MD Helicopters, recognizes an individual or organization that has contributed to the promotion and advancement of rotorcraft in support of law enforcement activities. It will be presented Feb. 26, 2024 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024 in Anaheim, California.

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Jan
10
2024

Rainbow Helicopters Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (Jan. 10, 2024) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Rainbow Helicopters is the recipient of the 2024 Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award. The award, sponsored by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, honors the person or persons who best demonstrate the value of rotorcraft to the communities in which they operate by providing aid to those in need. It will be presented on Feb. 26, 2024 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024 in Anaheim, California.

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Jan
11
2024

Children’s Health Neonatal/Pediatric Transport Team Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Golden Hour Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (Jan. 11, 2024) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce the Neonatal/Pediatric Transport Team at Children’s Health in Dallas is the recipient of the 2024 Salute to Excellence Golden Hour Award. The award recognizes the efforts of an individual, group, or organization that, through a particular activity or contributions over time, has advanced the use of helicopters or UAS aircraft in air medical transportation. It will be presented Feb. 26, 2024 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024 in Anaheim, California.

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Jan
11
2024

Five-Alpha President Rex Alexander Named Recipient of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Safety Award

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Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Five-Alpha Founder and President Rex Alexander is the recipient of the 2024 Salute to Excellence Safety Award. The award, sponsored by BLR Aerospace, recognizes outstanding contributions in the promotion of safety and safety awareness throughout the international vertical aviation community. It will be presented Feb. 26, 2024 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024 in Anaheim, California.

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Jan
12
2024

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: SPOFFORD, TX

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AIRCRAFT CRASHED INTO A FIELD DUE TO ENGINE ISSUES, SPOFFORD, TX.

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Jan
12
2024

Michael Yip Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Maintenance Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (Jan. 12, 2024) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Becker Helicopter Services Director of Maintenance Michael “Yippy” Yip is the recipient of the 2024 Salute to Excellence Maintenance Award. This award, presented by Rolls-Royce, recognizes an individual for long- standing excellence in rotorcraft maintenance, maintenance instruction or supervision, or a single significant contribution to rotorcraft maintenance. It will be presented on Feb. 26, 2024 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024 in Anaheim, California.

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Jan
12
2024

Anthony Cosimano Receives 2024 Helicopter Association International Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (Jan. 12, 2024) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Anthony “Tony” Cosimano is the recipient of the 2024 Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award. This award, sponsored by Bell, salutes excellence in management and leadership and is granted to an individual for long and significant service to the international vertical aviation community. It will be presented Feb. 26, 2024 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024 in Anaheim, California.

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Jan
15
2024

Airbus Helicopters to expand unmanned aerial system portfolio with acquisition of Aerovel

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Marignane, 15 January 2024 - Airbus Helicopters and Aerovel have signed an agreement regarding the acquisition of Aerovel and its unmanned aerial system (UAS), Flexrotor, as part of a strategy to strengthen its portfolio of tactical unmanned solutions. Flexrotor is a small tactical unmanned aerial system designed for intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) missions at sea and over land.

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Jan
15
2024

NTSB Final Report: Granbury, TX

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According to two witnesses, the pilot of the gyroplane started his takeoff roll with the rotor in a horizontal position. Both witnesses stated that the gyroplane’s take off roll was longer than usual. When the pilot pitched the rotor up, the gyroplane pitched up, climbed about 30 to 40 ft above the ground, rolled to the left, and subsequently impacted the runway. The left main landing gear separated from the gyroplane after impacting the runway, and the gyroplane departed the runway to the left. The gyroplane came to rest about 1,400 ft from its departure point. The pilot was seriously injured. During the runway excursion, the gyroplane’s rotor impacted the ground resulting in substantial damage to the rotor, horizontal stabilizer, vertical stabilizer, and rudder.

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Jan
15
2024

NTSB Final Report: Drexel Hill, PA

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On January 11, 2022, about 1255 eastern standard time, a Eurocopter EC135 P2+, N531LN, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. The airline transport pilot was seriously injured. The two medical crewmembers and the patient were not injured. The helicopter was operated by Air Methods Corporation as a Title Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 air ambulance flight.

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Jan
15
2024

Bristow Ireland Limited confirms agreement with both Fórsa and its Irish Airline Pilots’ Association branch

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Ireland – 15th January 2024: Bristow Ireland Limited, Fórsa, and the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association (IALPA) have reached an agreement which will enable a smooth transition of all search and rescue (SAR) pilots and technical crew from the current operator to Bristow Ireland Limited.

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Jan
16
2024

Vertical Flight Society to Hold World’s Largest and Longest Running Electric VTOL Symposium Next Month

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Fairfax, Virginia, USA, Jan. 16, 2024 — The Vertical Flight Society (VFS), the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight technology, announces today that its annual conference on electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft will be the world’s largest event ever on the emerging industry.

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Jan
18
2024

TracPlus Leads the Transition Through Global 3G Network Shutdown: A Guide for All 3G Aircraft Tracking Users

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TracPlus, a global leader in real-time tracking and communication solutions, addresses the impending global 3G network shutdown, guiding all users of 3G aircraft tracking systems, including its RockAIR devices and those from other providers. The transition away from 3G networks, happening now and continuing over the next few years, varies by region. TracPlus provides essential guidance on how to navigate this change, outlining steps for users to ensure continuous, r

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