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Dec
06
2021

The Helicopter Company expands fleet with the purchase of 26 aircraft from Airbus Helicopters

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia– The Helicopter Company (THC), established by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) as the first and only helicopter services provider licensed to operate commercial flights in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, today announced that it has signed a second purchase agreement with Airbus Helicopters.

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Dec
06
2021

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Hachita, NM

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AIRCRAFT CRASHED IN A FIELD WHILE WORKING CATTLE ON A RANCH, HACHITA, NM.

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Dec
06
2021

NTSB Preliminary Report: Perry, OK

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On November 28, 2021, about 1658 central standard time, a Bell 206B helicopter, N59600, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Perry, Oklahoma. The commercial pilot sustained fatal injuries and the student pilot sustained serious injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

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Dec
07
2021

FAA Issues Certificate Of Airworthiness For The First Type Certified S-70M™ Black Hawk® Helicopter

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STRATFORD, Connecticut, Dec. 7, 2021 – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has completed its certification of the S-70M Black Hawk helicopter — a new type designation — by issuing Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) a Restricted Category Special Airworthiness Certificate. FAA certification, and the establishment of a pilot type rating, are expected to broaden the market for the military-designed helicopter by allowing civil and commercial operators in the United States to purchase new Black Hawk aircraft direct from the factory.

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Dec
09
2021

Independent, Not-for-profit Air Ambulance Programs Life Flight Network and Life Link III to Partner on Safety, Quality, Training and Advocacy

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn./AURORA, Ore., December 8, 2021—Two independent, hospital-owned, not-for-profit air ambulance programs, Life Flight Network and Life Link III, today announced the signing of a letter of intent to launch a strategic alliance. This alliance will bring the organizations together to collaborate on best practices, process improvement, quality initiatives, and safety, all with a focus on the patients and communities they serve.

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Dec
09
2021

ANCC DESIGNATES AIR METHODS AS INDUSTRY’S ONLY ACCREDITED AIR MEDICAL PROVIDER

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We are proud to announce that we have earned a prestigious honor from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), becoming the industry’s only air medical provider to achieve the distinction of Accredited Provider. This accreditation signifies that we are continuing education programs for its nurses meet or exceed industry benchmarks.

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Dec
09
2021

NTSB Final Report: Waukon, Iowa

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The pilot was conducting an agricultural application pass when the helicopter struck a powerline crossing the cornfield being sprayed. He did not see the line until exiting the helicopter after the accident. Earlier in the morning he had surveyed the area for obstacles but did not observe any lines crossing the field. The pilot commented that his initial survey pass was completed toward the east with the sun “low in the sky and in [his] eyes.” He noted that there were no issues with the helicopter before contacting with the power line. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the main rotor system, the fuselage, and the empennage.

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Dec
10
2021

Airbus delivers world's first H160 in Japan

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Kobe, 10 December 2021 – Airbus has delivered the first ever H160 to Japanese operator All Nippon Helicopter (ANH), heralding a new chapter for this next generation twin-engine helicopter. With 68 patents, the innovative H160 is the world’s most technologically advanced helicopter.

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Dec
14
2021

“56 Seconds to Live” Safety Course Wins AIN 2021 Top Flight Award

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​WASHINGTON DC – Highlighting a collaborative effort between the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (USHST), Helicopter Association International (HAI) and the Vertical Aviation Safety Team (VAST), Aviation International News has awarded the “56 Seconds to Live” safety course with a 2021 Top Flight Award.

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Dec
14
2021

Bell Signs Contract to Build Flight Training Devices for the Czech Republic

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PRAGUE  - Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has signed a contract with the U.S. Government to build the AH-1Z Flight Training Device for the Czech Republic’s new helicopter fleet. The delivery of training devices will play a key role integrating new H-1 helicopters into the Czech Air Force.

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Dec
14
2021

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: New York, NY

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AIRCRAFT HOOVERING OVER PAD EXPERIENCED ENGINE ISSUES AND MADE A HARD LANDING DAMAGING THE SKIDS AND UNDERSIDE OF FUSELAGE, NEW YORK, NY.

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Dec
15
2021

GPMS Receives Approval to Install Foresight MX on Mi-8/17/171 series Helicopters

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GPMS International, Inc., announced today that it has received ODA Approval to install Foresight MX on the Mi- family of helicopters. Foresight MX is GPMS’s next-generation Health & Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) and the Mi- series kit is adapted to Mi-8, Mi-17, and Mi-171 aircraft and variants. The company is already accepting orders for this comprehensive helicopter performance monitoring system on the Mi- platform.

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Dec
15
2021

Bavaria orders eight five-bladed H145s for its police force

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Donauwörth, 15 Dezember 2021 – The Ministry of Interior of Bavaria has ordered eight five-bladed Airbus H145s for its police force, following a European tender launched earlier this year. The helicopters will replace the state’s current H135 fleet and will be operated by the two bases of the Bavarian helicopters squadron at the airport in Munich and in Roth, close to Nuremberg. The first delivery is planned for 2023.

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Dec
15
2021

Arne Stang AS enters into agreement to acquire Airlift Onshore AS, the Norwegian subsidiaries of NHV Group

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Ostend, Belgium – 15th December 2021- Arne Stang Holding AS, a family business, owned and run by the Stang family in Norway, has entered into an agreement to acquire all shares in the NHV Group subsidiary company, Airlift Onshore AS.

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Dec
16
2021

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Receives Seven Seals Award from ESGR

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(BOISE, IDAHO – DATE)  Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) in Boise, Idaho, announced today the company was given the Seven Seals Awards from the Employer Support of Guard and Reserve (ESGR), for the company’s efforts to support ASU employees in the National Guard and Reserves. 

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Dec
16
2021

French Sécurité Civile to expand fleet with two Airbus H145s

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Marignane, 16 December 2021 – The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) has ordered an additional two five-bladed H145s destined to equip the Sécurité Civile, an agency of the French Ministry of Interior that performs rescue and air medical transport services throughout France. This contract is a follow-up to the contract signed in 2020 for an initial batch of two H145s which were delivered in December 2021.

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Dec
16
2021

Leading Edge Aviation Launches Aerial Tour Options for Central Oregon

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December 16, 2021 –Leading Edge Aviation of Bend, Oregon today announced a new division which brings Central Oregon Aerial Tour options to visitors and locals alike. Effective immediately, Leading Edge will book helicopter tours and charters focusing on Central Oregon’s landscape highlights.

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Dec
17
2021

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Laplace, LA

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AIRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES, LAPLACE, LA.

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Dec
17
2021

NTSB Preliminary Report: St. Louis, MO

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NTSB Preliminary Report: St. Louis, MO

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Dec
17
2021

Leonardo and Falcon Aviation Services sign Letter of Intent to expand the operator’s AW169 fleet to support the energy industry in Africa

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Leonardo and Falcon Aviation Services have announced today the signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) to procure two latest generation AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft are intended to further expand the offshore transport capabilities of Falcon Aviation Services for  energy transport service opportunities in Africa. 

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Dec
20
2021

U.S. Navy, Boeing Complete First Carrier Tests for MQ-25

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NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 20, 2021 – The U.S. Navy and Boeing [NYSE: BA] have successfully maneuvered the Boeing-owned T1 test asset on a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier for the first time – an early step forward in ensuring the MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueler will seamlessly integrate into carrier operations.

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Dec
20
2021

YES COMMUNICATIONS forms YES TRADE SHOWS

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December 20, 2021 - Dallas, TX - Trade show management and service provider YES Communications has announced the formation of YES TRADE SHOWS to better define the company’s core focus as a comprehensive trade show management company. The parent company, YES Communications includes YES RENTALS, a trade show specific equipment rental division and the formation of YES TRADE SHOWS, as the trade show management solution to discerning clients. YES Communications also provides clients with exhibit storage solutions which includes inventory management, quality assurance and quick response time to prepare and ship equipment efficiently. YES can respond quickly due in large part to the shared proximity of YES personnel co-located in the warehouse with adjoining offices and who also manage all aspects of the YES TRADE SHOW client experience from start to finish. 

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Dec
22
2021

Legendary Operator Integrates Cabri

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The North Pole – It is clear 2020 and 2021 brought new uncertainties to supply chains worldwide. From the manufacturing of basic materials to the delivery of goods to buyers, everything and everyone has experienced new complications, shortages, and delays. Businesses and consumers alike have learned to adapt and cope with disappointment. However, we can all agree one sector must not be negatively impacted by the craziness of this world and the fragility of the international economy - Christmas. Throughout 2021, the procurement team at the North Pole evaluated more economical, reliable, and safer transportation options. As a result, St. Nicholas and his helpers have chosen to begin the integration of the Cabri G2 to the most iconic trade route in the world. Watch out Rudolph, Guimbal is coming to town.

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Dec
22
2021

BELL DELIVERS HUEY II TO BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

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SARAJEVO, Bosnia–Herzegovina  – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the delivery of four Bell Huey II aircraft to the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AFBiH) on Dec. 4. The aircraft are part of an Foreign Military Sale signed in December 2019.

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Dec
22
2021

Leonardo: U.S. Department of Defense exercises options for 36 TH-73A helicopters

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Leonardo welcomes the announcement made by the U.S. Department of Defense to award AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp. a $159.4 million USD firm-fixed price modification to the previously awarded contract for the U.S. Navy’s Advanced Helicopter Training System. This modification exercises options for the production and delivery of 36 TH-73A helicopters Lot III and initial spares.

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Dec
22
2021

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Strawberry, AZ

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AIRCRAFT MAIN ROTOR STRUCK POWER WIRE, STRAWBERRY, AZ.

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Dec
22
2021

France orders the H160M for its Joint Light Helicopter programme

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Marignane, 22 December 2021 – The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters for the development and procurement of the H160M in the frame of the Light Joint Helicopter programme (HIL). The contract includes the development of several prototypes and the delivery of a first batch of 30 aircraft (21 for the army, 8 for the navy and one for the air force). The French Ministry for the Armed Forces plans to order a total of 169 H160M helicopters, or Guépard as it will be known in the French armed forces. Deliveries will start in 2027 beginning with the French Army.

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Dec
27
2021

Spanish Ministries of Defence and Interior sign for 36 H135s

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Marignane – The Spanish Ministries of Defence and Interior have ordered 36 Airbus H135 helicopters. This signature takes place in the context of the stimulus plan activated by the Spanish government to support the industry. The Ministry of Defence will receive 18 helicopters to be operated by the air force and the navy while the Ministry of Interior will also take delivery of 18 helicopters to be operated by the National Police and the Guardia Civil. The deliveries will start next year.

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Dec
29
2021

2022 Kaman K-MAX Calendar

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Our 2022 Kaman K-MAX calendar features dramatic photographs of Kaman’s K-MAX helicopter in a variety of scenarios worldwide. Please download your copy of the 2022 Kaman K-MAX calendar here and enjoy!

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Dec
31
2021

FAA Statement on 5G

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DOT and FAA letter to AT&T and Verizon on 5G.

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