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Jan
18
2024

NTSB Final Report: Hollywood, FL

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On July 27, 2022, about 1345 eastern daylight time, a Robinson R22 helicopter, N42WC, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Hollywood, Florida. The flight instructor was not injured, and the student pilot received minor injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

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Jan
19
2024

LEONARDO: ITALY’S CARABINIERI TAKE DELIVERY OF AN ADDITIONAL AW169M HELICOPTER AS PART OF THE FLEET MODERNIZATION PROGRAMME

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Rome, 19 January 2024 – Italy’s Carabinieri takes a further step forward in the framework of their helicopter fleet modernization, taking delivery of their sixth Leonardo AW169M. Visiting the Leonardo’s Vergiate final assembly line facility yesterday, Carabinieri’s General Commander Lieutenant General Teo Luzi had a chance to get an update on the progress made in the service’s modernization programme and to see the three new helicopter models acquired in recent years – AW139, AW169M and AW119Kx – which allow the best mission management depending on a range of operational needs. 

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Jan
18
2024

Heritage Aviation orders two Airbus helicopters to operate under UDAN scheme

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Hyderabad, 18 January 2024: India-based aircraft charter company Heritage Aviation has placed an order for H125 and H130 Airbus Helicopters to operate under the Government of India’s regional connectivity scheme - 'Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN). 

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters H125 H130 India
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Jan
19
2024

Airbus Helicopters and Heligo sign services contract for H145 fleet

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Hyderabad, 19 January 2024: Airbus has signed an HCare Initial contract, a comprehensive by-the-hour services contract with Heligo Charter Private Limited for six Airbus H145 helicopters deployed for offshore and onshore operations in India. 

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters H125 HCare Heligo Charter Private Limited
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Jan
22
2024

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: WEATHERFORD, OK

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AIRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES, WEATHERFORD, OK.

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Jan
22
2024

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: KENOSHA, WI

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AIRCRAFT MADE A HARD LANDING, KENOSHA, WI.

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Jan
19
2024

KAMAN TO BE ACQUIRED BY ARCLINE FOR $1.8 BILLION

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BLOOMFIELD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 19, 2024–Kaman Corp. (NYSE:KAMN) (“Kaman” or the “Company”) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Arcline Investment Management, L.P. (“Arcline”), a growth-oriented private equity firm with deep experience investing in technology-driven, meaningful-to-the-world industrial businesses, in an all-cash transaction with a total enterprise value of approximately $1.8 billion. Upon completion of the transaction, Kaman will become a privately held company.

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Jan
23
2024

Joby to Install First Electric Air Taxi Charger in Greater New York City Region

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a company developing electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for commercial passenger service, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement with Helo Holdings, Inc. (“HHI”), to install the first air taxi charger in the greater New York City region at the company’s heliport in Kearny, New Jersey, located just a two minute flight from Manhattan.

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Tags: Air Taxi Charger eVTOL Helo Holdings Joby New York City
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Jan
23
2024

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: BALTIMORE, MD

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AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED CLUTCH ISSUE AND MADE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING IN A FIELD, BALTIMORE, MD.

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Jan
23
2024

Archer Aviation and NASA Sign Space Act Agreement To Collaborate on Mission-Critical eVTOL Aircraft Technologies

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NEW YORK-Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR), a leader in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, today announced it has signed a Space Act Agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The collaboration will kick off with an initial project focused on studying high-performance battery cells and safety testing targeted for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) and space applications.

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Tags: Archer eVTOL NASA
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Jan
23
2024

Airbus Helicopters delivers solid sales performance in 2023

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Marignane, 23 January 2024 – In 2023, Airbus Helicopters logged 410 gross orders (net: 393), highlighting a steady market recovery with a strong performance this year for the light twin and medium twin helicopters. Orders came from 179 customers in 47 countries. The Company delivered 346 helicopters in 2023, resulting in a preliminary 54% share of the civil and parapublic market.

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Jan
24
2024

French Ministry of Interior orders 42 H145 helicopters

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Marignane, 24 January 2024 - The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) ordered 42 new H145 helicopters at the end of 2023, on behalf of the Ministry of Interior, with deliveries set to start in 2024. Of these 42 helicopters, 36 are destined for the French rescue and emergency response agency, Sécurité Civile,  while the French law enforcement agency, Gendarmerie Nationale, will use six.  The contract includes an option for a further 22 H145s for the Gendarmerie Nationale and a range of support and service solutions from training to spare parts, as well as a complete initial support package for the aircraft.

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Jan
24
2024

Coulson Aviation becomes first aviation company in Canada to receive Transport Canada ATO approval, extending its support of the aviation industry

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Port Alberni, British Columbia – January 24, 2024: Coulson Aviation, a world leader in aerial firefighting, has received Transport Canada Approved Training Organization (ATO)  approval, making it the first aviation company approved to provide training in aircraft structures and one of 20 ATOs across Canada.  

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Jan
26
2024

Airbus partners with Tata Group to set up India’s first helicopter Final Assembly Line in the private sector

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New Delhi, 26 January 2024 - In a major boost to ‘Make in India’, Airbus Helicopters has announced that it is partnering with the Tata Group to establish a Final Assembly Line (FAL) for helicopters in the country. The FAL will produce Airbus’ best-selling H125 helicopter from its civil range for India and export to some of the neighbouring countries. 

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Tags: Airbus FAL Final Assembly Line H125 Make in India Tata Group
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Jan
29
2024

NTSB Final Report: Daytona Beach, FL

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The pilot of the helicopter reported that while flying at an indicated altitude around 200 to 300 ft, while on approach to land at an off-airport landing zone, he saw a black “drone” [unmanned aerial system (UAS)] in front of his windscreen. He attempted to avoid the UAS but was unable and the UAS impacted the main rotor resulting in substantial damage to a main rotor blade.

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Jan
29
2024

Major Utility Operator PJ Helicopters Deepens Relationship with GPMS

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GPMS International announced today that it has received a fleet order from PJ Helicopters for Foresight MX, the industry’s leading HUMS solution.  This order marks a major milestone in integration of HUMS into the

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Jan
30
2024

Axnes Chosen to Deliver Wireless Communications System for UK MOD Multi Helicopter Platform

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Grimstad, Norway, January 30, 2024 - Axnes AS, a leading provider of innovative wireless intercom communication systems, is pleased to announce that it has been selected to deliver its cutting-edge PNG Wireless Intercom System (WICS) technology to the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) for their Puma HC Mk2 Air System. The PNG WICS will be utilized to enhance the aircrafts’ communication systems for Search and Rescue (SAR) applications and Human External Cargo (HEC) missions. The Axnes PNG system allows the Puma to meet all (UK/European standard requirements) for two-way radio communication for HEC operations.

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Jan
30
2024

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: JEFFERSON CITY, MO

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AIRCRAFT ON FINAL APPROACH, BEGAN UNCONTROLLED SPIN AND LANDED HARD IN THE GRASS, JEFFERSON CITY, MO.

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Jan
31
2024

HAI Adds New Salute To Excellence Award Honoring Harold Summers

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Alexandria, Virginia (Jan. 31, 2024) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce a new addition to its Salute to Excellence Awards, which acknowledge significant achievement in the vertical flight industry. The newest award honors the spirit and legacy of Harold “Hal” Summers, a longtime HAI employee who was renowned for his efforts to improve the rotorcraft industry.

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Jan
31
2024

Airbus, Avinor, SAS, Swedavia and Vattenfall pave the way for hydrogen aviation in Sweden and Norway

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Stockholm, 31 January 2024 - Airbus, Avinor, SAS, Swedavia and Vattenfall have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to investigate the feasibility of a hydrogen infrastructure at airports in Sweden and Norway. 

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Jan
31
2024

PRECISION AVIATION GROUP (PAG) ANNOUNCES ORGANIZATIONAL PROMOTION

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Atlanta, Georgia – January 31, 2024 – Precision Aviation Group (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the aerospace and defense industry worldwide, announced an organizational promotion to align resources with current business needs. With 20 Repair Stations and over 850,000 square feet of sales and service facilities in the United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore, and Brazil, PAG is well-positioned to continue its commitment to excellence.

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Jan
31
2024

Flight Instructor
Sponsorships for 2024 Announced

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Helicentre Aviation Academy is excited to announce further flight instructor sponsorship opportunities following the success of the programme last year, where four CPL(H) holders were awarded sponsorship of their FI(H) training. Successful applicants may commence training as early as April 2024.

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Feb
01
2024

HTIGLOBAL wins the contract to train A&P Helicopters in their new Bell 212 with T53 Engine Conversion

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HTIGLOBAL was once again entrusted with the responsibility of conducting field maintenance training for A&P Helicopters, this time focusing on the Bell 212 with T53 conversion. As long-standing operators of Bell helicopters, including both medium and light models, A&P Helicopters is committed to upholding the highest standards of maintenance and safety for their fleet.

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Feb
01
2024

Rotor Flies Live For A Crowd, Celebrates New Hampshire Innovation With NH Governor Sununu

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Nashua, New Hampshire (Jan. 31, 2024): Rotor hosted guest of honor New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu in the first live flight test of its autonomous helicopters. The company-hosted event, which also included a tour of Rotor’s new Research & Development Center and a naming ceremony for Rotor’s R550X prototype, was attended by staff, their families, and invited VIPs.

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Feb
01
2024

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: CAHOKIA HEIGHTS, IL

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AIRCRAFT DEPARTED, EXPERIENCED SMOKE IN THE COCKPIT AND LANDED IN THE GRASS TO THE LEFT OF THE RUNWAY, CAHOKIA HEIGHTS, IL.

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Feb
01
2024

TracPlus Unveils 'Trip Analysis' Feature, Elevating Asset Tracking and Safety Insights

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TracPlus, the global leader in real-time tracking, communication, and data analytics for mission-critical operations, is proud to announce the launch of its latest innovation, Trip Analysis. This new feature represents a significant leap in asset tracking and operational insight, especially pertinent to wildland firefighting and emergency services.

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Feb
02
2024

Archer’s Midnight Aircraft Successfully Completes Phase 1 of Flight Test Program as Company Continues to Advance Towards FAA Certification

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SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR), a leader in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, announced today that the company’s Midnight aircraft has hit another key milestone with completion of Phase 1 of its flight test program. Utilizing learnings from the previous four years of flight testing, Archer’s Midnight aircraft finished the flight test phase in approximately three months, which is significantly faster than Archer’s full-scale prototype aircraft - Maker. Additionally, Midnight’s battery system has recently been upgraded to include some of the first high voltage battery packs off of Archer’s manufacturing line at its San Jose, California facilities, a significant step as the company pushes towards being production-ready. With these advancements, Midnight remains firmly on track to complete its first full wing-borne transition flight and begin piloted “for credit” testing with the FAA later this year.

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Feb
02
2024

HAI Announces Winners of ROTOR Magazine 2024 Photo Contest

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Alexandria, Virginia (Feb. 02, 2024) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce the seven winners of the 2024 ROTOR Magazine Photo Contest. This annual contest is open to professional and amature photographers around the world who focus their lenses on the vertical aviation industry.

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Tags: 2024 ROTOR Magazine Photo Contest HAI
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Feb
02
2024

FAA Expands B4UFLY Services for Drone Pilots

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WASHINGTON – The FAA is now partnering with several companies to offer drone pilots more places to receive official airspace awareness information.  

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Feb
05
2024

FAA APPROVES ROBINSON EMPENNAGE DESIGN FOR R44 HELICOPTERS

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TORRANCE, CA., – FEBRUARY 5, 2024 - Robinson Helicopter Company, a global leader in civilian rotorcraft, has secured FAA approval for a new empennage design for its R44 aircraft. This accomplishment follows the FAA's prior approval of the same configuration for the Robinson R66 Turbine in September 2023. The development and testing of the new empennage design spanned several years, resulting in enhanced handling characteristics during high-speed flight.

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