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Feb
05
2024

NTSB Preliminary Report: Hydro, OK

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On January 20, 2024, about 2323 central standard time, a Bell 206L-3 helicopter, N295AE, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Hydro, Oklahoma. The pilot, flight nurse, and flight paramedic were fatally injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 positioning flight.

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Feb
05
2024

NTSB Final Report: Whiteside, TN

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On August 23, 2022, about 1447 central standard time, a Bell 206B helicopter, N770HP, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Whiteside, Tennessee. The pilot and the passenger/observer were fatally injured. The flight was conducted as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 public aircraft operation.

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Feb
06
2024

AVIDYNE ADDS NIGHT VISION GOGGLE (NVG) COMPATIBILITY OPTION FOR FMS SYSTEMS

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Melbourne, FL. – February 6, 2024 – Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics systems, announced today that they have added Night Vision Goggle (NVG) compatibility as a factory option for their IFD550, IFD545, IFD540, and IFD510 (IFD5-Series) FMS systems.

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Feb
06
2024

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation Finalizes Sale to Peruvian Military

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Enstrom is excited to announce the signing of new purchase agreements with the Peruvian Military for four 280FX training helicopters. The Peruvian Army purchased two helicopters, and the Peruvian Air Force purchased another two. These aircraft will supplement both services’ respective training fleets, which already include multiple Enstrom helicopters.

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Feb
07
2024

USHST Plans Extensive Agenda for All-Hands Meeting at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024

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Washington, D.C. (February 7, 2024) – The United States Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) will announce the development of a Peer Pilot Program during the USHST all-hands meeting at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024 as part of several new safety initiatives.

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Feb
26
2024

Axnes PNG Wireless Intercom System Chosen by IMP Aerospace & Defence & Canadian Forces for CH149 Cormorant SAR Aircraft Upgrade, Enhancing Communication Capabilities in Critical Search and Rescue Ops

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Grimstad, Norway, February 27, 2024 – Axnes, a leading provider of wireless communication solutions, is pleased to announce that its PNG Wireless Intercom System (WICS) has been selected by IMP Aerospace & Defence, in collaboration with the Canadian Forces, for the CH149 Cormorant Search and Rescue (SAR) aircraft upgrade project. This partnership underscores Axnes' commitment to providing cutting-edge communication solutions for critical operations and reinforces its position as a trusted provider in the aerospace industry.

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Feb
07
2024

First Aviation Services Inc. Announces Further Expansion in Support of the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk

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Westport, CT, February 7, 2023 – First Aviation Services Inc. announced a major expansion of their support for the UH-60 Black Hawk and its derivates by integrating the resources of the company’s individual subsidiaries to provide the industry’s most comprehensive set of aftermarket solutions.  Currently, First Aviation subsidiaries provide in-house maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) for the UH-60 Black Hawk main and tail rotor blades, main rotor hub, dynamic components, landing gear shock struts, BIM indicators, hoses, lighting, batteries, switch panels, and structures, among other components.  Furthermore, First Aviation’s subsidiary AAMSI, located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, manages the repair of approximately 500 additional Black Hawk components via First Aviation’s supply chain of high-quality subcontractor facilities. 

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Feb
08
2024

Joby Receives Part 145 Maintenance Certificate from FAA

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Joby is believed to be the first eVTOL developer to receive a Part 145 Certificate from the FAA, which will lay the foundation for Joby to perform maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services on its eVTOL aircraft once it is certified for commercial operations.

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Feb
08
2024

Archer Announces Three Conforming, Piloted Aircraft Are Now Under Construction; Aircraft Will Be Used In FAA “For Credit” Testing

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SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR) announced today that they are well underway in constructing the Company’s first three conforming Midnight aircraft, with the first aircraft set to begin final assembly in the coming weeks. Archer’s initial fleet of piloted aircraft will begin piloted flight testing later this year, and subsequently be used in “for credit” flight testing with the FAA as the company progresses towards commercialization.

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Feb
08
2024

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: TUPELO, MS

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AIRCRAFT DEPARTED AND CRASHED INTO A POND, TUPELO, MS.

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Feb
08
2024

Sabrina Barbera joins Loft Dynamics as Chief Service Officer to Drive the Expansion of Training Services

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ZURICH, February 08, 2024 - Loft Dynamics announces that Sabrina Barbera has joined the leadership team as Chief Service Officer to support the company’s rapid growth. Sabrina provides a profound background within the helicopter industry. She will lead the Flight Simulator Training Device Organization (FSTDO) team consisting of aviation and compliance specialists to offer high standard simulator training services to the aviation industry.

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Feb
08
2024

Bell Demonstrates High-Speed Vertical Takeoff and Landing (HSVTOL) Technology at Holloman Air Force Base

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Bell showcases High-Speed Vertical Takeoff and Landing (HSVTOL) technology capabilities upon completion of testing efforts at Holloman Air Force Base. The team has utilized the Holloman High Speed Test Track to demonstrate the folding rotor, integrated propulsion and flight control technologies at representative flight speeds.

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Feb
09
2024

CAREFLIGHT 5 PARAMEDIC CELEBRATES NOTABLE MILESTONES

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SANTA FE, NM,  – While the new year is a time for looking forward, the emergency air medical team at CareFlight 5 in Santa Fe is reflecting on the accomplishments of one of their own. Flight Paramedic Cory Myers recently celebrated two important milestones—15 years in the profession and 1,400 air medical transport flights. 

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Feb
09
2024

Sikorsky Completes Flight Tests Of Three Hellenic Navy MH-60R Helicopters

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OWEGO, N.Y.,  – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, (NYSE: LMT) has completed testing of the integrated mission systems and sensors aboard three MH-60R SEAHAWK® helicopters purchased by the Hellenic Navy.

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Feb
09
2024

Joby Receives FAA Approval for Propulsion Certification Plan

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a company developing electric air taxis for commercial passenger service, today announced the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) has accepted its certification plan for Joby’s propulsion system, marking a critical step towards receiving type certification for the Company’s aircraft.

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Feb
12
2024

Joby to Launch Air Taxi Service in UAE

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. & DUBAI, United Arab Emirates--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement with Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) to launch air taxi services in the Emirate by early 2026, with Joby targeting initial operations as early as 2025.

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Feb
12
2024

Enstrom Announces Opening of New Repair Station

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Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is celebrating the opening of its brand-new, FAA-approved repair station, number EHCR228E. The state-of-the-art repair station operates within Enstrom’s Menominee, MI factory. It will provide helicopter maintenance, damage repairs, upgrades, and component overhauls, all at the hands of Enstrom’s premier repair experts.

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Feb
12
2024

Smith Myers & AugustaWestland Aviation Services announce partnership to offer a one-stop-shop for retrofits of ARTEMIS for existing Leonardo’s helicopter Customers in Mideast and North Africa

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Abu Dhabi, UAE – 12 February 2024 - Smith Myers and AgustaWestland Aviation Services (AWAS) have formed a partnership to bring Smith Myers award-winning ARTEMIS mobile phone detection, location and communication systems to existing Leonardo’s helicopter users in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Regions.

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Feb
12
2024

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: NIPTON, CA

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AIRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES, NIPTON, CA.

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Feb
12
2024

Bell Introduces Danny Maldonado as Chief Commercial Officer of Commercial Business Sales

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Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has appointed Danny Maldonado as its Chief Commercial Officer. Danny is responsible for all of Bell’s global commercial aircraft sales, aftermarket solutions and customer service, and the Bell Training Academy. He previously served as president and chief executive officer of Textron Financial Corporation for nine years before returning to Bell.

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Feb
12
2024

Precision to Monitor Airbus AS332s with Foresight MX HUMS

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12 February 2024 – Precision announced today that next quarter they will begin monitoring their fleet of Airbus AS332 Super Puma helicopters with GPMS International’s industry leading health and monitoring system (HUMS), known as Foresight MX.  Ordered in 2023, Precision will be the first AS332 operator to utilize advanced HUMS for firefighting support in the United States and beyond.

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Feb
13
2024

Phenix Solutions is set to showcase the Ultra 2XL aircraft at HAI's Heli Expo 2024

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McMinnville, OR - February 13th, 2024, Phenix Solutions is excited to announce they will participate in the upcoming HAI HELI-EXPO scheduled for Feb 27-29th in Anaheim, CA. This event is known for providing aviation industry leaders and professionals the opportunity to connect, collaborate, and explore the latest trends in aviation, so this promises to be an excellent venue for Phenix to unveil its Heavy Lift UAS aircraft, the Ultra 2XL.

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Feb
13
2024

YATES COUNTY EMS SELECTS AIR METHODS ASCEND TO PROVIDE ONLINE TRAINING FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

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PENN YAN, NY, Feb. 12, 2024 – Air Methods, the nation’s leading air medical service provider, announced today that Yates County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has selected Air Methods Ascend’s online programs to provide additional training for its emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and medics.

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Feb
13
2024

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: GLACIER VIEW, AK

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AIRCRAFT FLEX PLATE FAILED ON THE TAIL ROTOR AND DISCONNECTED FROM THE DRIVESHAFT, GLACIER VIEW, AK.

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Feb
13
2024

Axnes Drives Global Growth, Realizes Company Firsts in 2023 - delivers innovative new capabilities, contract wins, customer success and grows global presence in 2023

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Grimstad, Norway and Colorado, USA – February 12, 2024 - Axnes, AS, a leading global provider of wireless communication solutions, today announced the company’s continued growth in 2023. Over the course of the year, Axnes successfully cemented itself as a global leader in rugged, reliable wireless intercommunication systems, launching multiple new capabilities, closing three significant program wins and continuing to deliver success across international military and civilian customers.

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Feb
20
2024

RTX’s Pratt & Whitney Canada adds helicopter engine overhaul capability at Singapore facility

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Singapore Airshow, February 20, 2024 – Pratt & Whitney Canada announced today it will expand its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities by creating a new overhaul line in Singapore for its PT6C-67C engines, which power the Leonardo AW139 medium-twin helicopter. Pratt & Whitney is an RTX (NYSE: RTX) business.

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Feb
27
2024

RTX’s Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206B2 engines surpass 200,000 flight hours on Swiss Air Force’s H135 helicopter fleet

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Anaheim, California (February 27, 2024) – Pratt & Whitney Canada today congratulated the Swiss Air Force for achieving 200,000 flight hours on its fleet of 45 PW206B2 engines, powering 19 Airbus H135 helicopters. Pratt & Whitney is an RTX (NYSE: RTX) business.

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Tags: Airbus H135 H135 Pratt & Whitney PW&C PW206B2 Engine Swiss Air Force
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Feb
14
2024

MD Helicopters Expands New Authorized Service Center and Parts Retailer Network

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Mesa, Arizona: February 14, 2024 – MD Helicopters, LLC (MDH) is pleased to announce two new additions to its growing global network of MDH service providers. Clemens Aviation of Wichita, Kansas, is now an MD Helicopters Authorized Service Center (ASC). Additionally, Seaside Helicopters of Mesa, Arizona, became an MD Helicopters Authorized Spare Parts Retailer. With a wealth of MDH service experience and knowledge, these new network additions further deliver on MD Helicopters’ commitment to increasing support options and reducing service response times for customers.

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Feb
26
2024

Becker Avionics Continuous Improvement Programs Excels

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Becker Avionics' guiding principle is to focus on the requirements of our customers. Becker does not and will not chase the latest technology for the sake of technology, which is all too common. Priority number one is product support, followed by our best attempt to understand our customers’ operational needs and to develop products that address those requirements.

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Feb
15
2024

Transwest Helicopters receives FAA approval for Vertical Reference Mission Equipment

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Oliver, BC, Canada – February 15, 2024 – Previously approved by Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) and now approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Transwest’s Bell Medium Vertical Reference Doors are approved for the Bell 205A-1, 212, 214B/B1 and 412, 412EP, 412CF aircraft and are readily available.

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