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Jan
12
2022

Hearst Ventures Invests in GPMS and its Breakthrough Technology for Monitoring the Health of Helicopters and Other Complex Machines

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GPMS International, Inc. today announced an investment by New York-based Hearst Ventures for its Series A-1 round.  DiamondStream Partners, who led the Series A round in February 2021, also participated. The company raised $7.3 million in the two rounds. 

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Jan
12
2022

US Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod Safety Department Named Recipient of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Safety Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (January 12, 2022) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce United States Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod as the recipient of the Salute to Excellence Safety Award. The award, sponsored by BLR Aerospace, recognizes outstanding contributions to the promotion of helicopter safety and safety awareness. It will be presented Monday, March 7, at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 in Dallas, Texas.

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Jan
12
2022

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Opens A&P Preparation Course in Boise

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(BOISE, IDAHO – 1/12/2022)  Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) in Boise, Idaho, announced today the company launched a new Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) preparation course to help students prepare and test for their FAA Certification.

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Jan
20
2022

AeroLEDs, LLC Announces Part 29 FAA-STC Approval in Partnership with Sterling Helicopter

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Boise, January 20, 2022 - AeroLEDs, LLC is pleased to announce FAA-STC approval for the SunSpot™ 36 and 46 Series LED Landing and Taxi lights on various Sikorsky Models, adding to their already expansive list of FAA certifications. This STC is available exclusively through Sterling Helicopter, enabling owners of rotorcraft covered under this STC to immediately upgrade to the highest performing LED technology on the market today.

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Jan
13
2022

Leonardo and the Italian Secretariat General of Defence/National Armaments Directorate sign AW169M LUH helicopter Acquisition Contract for Austria

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Leonardo and the Directorate for Air Armaments and Airworthiness of the Italian Secretariat General of Defence/National Armaments Directorate signed yesterday the Acquisition Contract for the supply of AW169M Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) to the Austrian Ministry of Defence. The contract, valued at 346 million EUR, was signed in the framework of the Italy-Austria Government-to-Government (G2G) Agreement. It is aimed at reinforcing the bilateral collaboration between the two countries and establishing a strategic partnership in the rotorcraft sector, with Austria looking at Italy and the AW169M LUH programme for the replacement of its ageing fleet of Alouette III aircraft, which have been in service since the 1960s. 

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Jan
13
2022

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

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Alexandria, Virginia (January 13, 2022) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce MD Helicopters is the 2022 recipient of the Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award. The award, sponsored by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, honors the person or people who best demonstrate the value of helicopters to the communities in which they operate by providing aid to those in need. It will be presented March 7 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 in Dallas, Texas.

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Jan
13
2022

MALAYSIA MD 530G INITIAL ACCEPTANCE; TRAINING COMPLETE

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Mesa, Ariz., January 13, 2022 – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced the initial acceptance of six MD 530G Light Scout Attack helicopters for the Malaysia Ministry of Defense via their agent Halaman Optima/ Destini Prima. The aircraft are now in transit to Malaysia for final acceptance and expected to arrive in-country by the end of the first quarter of 2022. As part of the contract eight pilots and nine mechanics from the 881st Regiment of Malaysia Army Aviation have completed forward arming and refueling point (FARP) operations training in West Texas.

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Jan
13
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Drexel Hill, PA

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AIRCRAFT CRASHESD UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES, DREXEL HILL, PA

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Jan
13
2022

SECO International Purchases 11th Bell 505 Helicopter and Becomes First Japan Dealer for the Bell 505

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Fort Worth, TX (January 10, 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that SECO International has signed a purchase agreement for a Bell 505 helicopter and has been appointed as the first Japan dealer for the Bell 505.

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Jan
14
2022

Dwayne Williams Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (January 14, 2022) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Dwayne Williams is the recipient of the Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Bell. This award honors excellence in management and leadership and is granted to an individual for long and significant service to the international helicopter community. It will be presented March 7 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 in Dallas, Texas.

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Jan
14
2022

Travis Christy Named HAI’s Salute to Excellence Pilot of the Year

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Alexandria, Virginia (January 14, 2022) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce United States Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Travis Christy, an MH-60 aircraft commander, as the recipient of the Salute to Excellence Pilot of the Year Award. The award, presented by ROTOR Media, recognizes an outstanding single feat performed by a helicopter pilot during the year or extraordinary professionalism over a period of time. It will be presented March 7 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 in Dallas, Texas.

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Jan
13
2022

Sgt. Matt Rogers Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (January 13, 2022) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Michigan State Police Aviation Unit Sgt. Matt Rogers is the recipient of the Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award. This award, sponsored by MD Helicopters, recognizes an individual who has contributed to the promotion and advancement of helicopters in support of law enforcement activities. It will be presented March 7 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 in Dallas, Texas.

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Jan
13
2022

Helicopter Operations May be Grounded by New 5G Towers

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Alexandria, Virginia (January 13, 2022) – The nation’s helicopter fleet, including airborne law enforcement and air ambulance services, faces the imminent likelihood of being grounded next week when Verizon Communications and AT&T plan to activate new 5G communication towers across the United States.

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Jan
14
2022

FAA Approves HAI Petition for Exemption to Allow Air Ambulance Operations

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Alexandria, Virginia (January 14, 2022) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has partially approved a petition for exemption that HAI had submitted in anticipation of 5G C band deployment, seeking relief from regulations that require a normally functioning radio altimeter for certain operations.

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Jan
18
2022

DEFIANT Executes FLRAA Mission Profile with Unsurpassed Speed, Maneuverability and Agility in High-Speed, Low-Level Operations and Confined Area Landings

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 18, 2022—The Lockheed Martin Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT® successfully completed FLRAA mission profile test flights, including confined area landings and low-level flight operations. These flights validate DEFIANT’s relevancy to the Army’s mission, providing agility at the objective (also known as the “X”), and increased survivability, all while reducing pilot workload. View the video of the latest flight testing. 

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Jan
18
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Houma, LA

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AIRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES INTO A MARSHY AREA, HOUMA, LA.

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Jan
18
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: El Cajon, CA

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AIRCRAFT LANDED HARD, EL CAJON, CA.

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Jan
20
2022

BAE Systems Awards Donaldson Supplier of The Year at Its Third Annual ‘Partner2Win’ Symposium

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​MINNEAPOLIS (January 19, 2022) – Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI), a leading worldwide manufacturer of innovative filtration products and solutions, announced it received a BAE Systems Partner2Win Bronze Supplier of the Year Award based on exceptional performance and contributions to supply chain success in 2021 for BAE Systems’ Combat Mission Systems business.

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Jan
20
2022

Life Flight Network to add helicopter critical care transport base to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

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Aurora, Ore., —Life Flight Network, the nation’s largest not-for-profit air ambulance provider, announced the addition of a helicopter critical care transport base in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. This new service will augment existing helicopter and fixed-wing services in north-central Idaho, eastern Washington, and western Montana. The new helicopter base, slated to open this spring, will serve as a standalone base of operations with dedicated pilots, mechanics, nurses, and paramedics.

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Jan
20
2022

Airbus seeking new talents to prepare the future

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Toulouse, 19 January 2022 – As the aerospace industry shows strong signs of recovery post-COVID, and while Airbus continues to prepare the future of aviation and implement its roadmap for decarbonisation, the Company announces it intends to start 2022 with a recruitment plan of around 6000 new hires worldwide across the entire group.

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Jan
23
2022

INDUSTRY LEADERS JOIN FORCES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST WILDFIRES

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As a leader in Sikorsky Black Hawk UH-60 airframe modifications, Arista retrofits different configurations, including the aerial firefighting platform and views the Helitak FT4500 as a critical component in the performance of aerial firefighting operations.

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Jan
23
2022

Airbus delivers the last-ever Dauphin to Spanish Customs

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Sevilla, 21 January 2022 – Airbus has delivered the last Dauphin helicopter, an AS365 N3, to the Spanish Customs Service. This helicopter will reinforce the Customs Surveillance Service’s capacity to combat drug trafficking in the Strait of Gibraltar, the Alboran Sea, and in Galicia.

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Jan
24
2022

Boeing Expands UK Military Support with Apache AH-64E Long-Term Services Contract

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WATTISHAM FLYING STATION, United Kingdom, – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the Ministry of Defence (MOD) have signed an agreement for Boeing to provide long-term training, support and sustainment for the British Army’s new fleet of 50 Apache AH-64E helicopters.

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Jan
24
2022

FRASCA has joined forces with Columbus, OH-based FlightSafety International

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We’re excited to announce that FRASCA has joined forces with Columbus, OH-based FlightSafety International.

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Jan
24
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: El Cajon, CA

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NTSB Preliminary Report: El Cajon, CA

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Jan
25
2022

F1RST ANNOUNCES the UAS PUBLIC SAFETY SYMPOSIUM - June 1 & 2, 2022

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Land O’ Lakes, FL [1/25/2022]: Today, F1RST and Sundance Media Group announce the F1RST UAS Symposium to be held in Pasco County, Florida, focused on Public Safety applications for Unmanned Aircraft, bringing industry leaders to the facility with seminars, practical flight training, simulated scenarios, and live flight demonstrations of Unmanned Aircraft.  Registration is open and seats are limited.

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Jan
25
2022

GPMS Adds Bell Leader as Vice President of Marketing

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GPMS announced today that Ronnie Ries has joined the company as its Vice President of Marketing. In this position, Ries will help develop and promote the Foresight MX HUMS solution to operators of helicopters from Bell, Airbus, Russian Helicopter, and MD Helicopters.

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Jan
25
2022

Airbus Helicopters opens new MRO Logistics Centre in Paris

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Tremblay-en-France, 25 January 2022 – The Airbus Helicopters MRO Logistics Centre has begun operations in the AeroliansParis business park in Tremblay-en-France near Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport. The 13,400 m2 building, developed by BARJANE, was conceived to house all logistics activities related to helicopter component repair, including the receipt, screening, control, storage and distribution of MRO parts, at one site close to Europe’s cargo hub in Paris.

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Jan
26
2022

Airbus Helicopters bounces back in 2021

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Marignane, 26 January 2022 – In 2021, Airbus Helicopters logged 419 gross orders (net: 414) showing solid signs of recovery from the 2020 market situation which was heavily impacted by the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. (2020 – 289 gross/ 268 net orders). The increase in orders for light helicopters, H125 and H130, reflects the recovery of the civil and parapublic market. The Company saw strong momentum from its home countries, with France ordering 40 H160s (civil and military versions), eight H225Ms, and two H145s, Spain ordering 36 H135s, and Germany procuring eight H145s for the Bavarian police force.  Deliveries increased from 300 in 2020 to 338 in 2021, contributing to Airbus Helicopters’ preliminary 52 % share of the civil and parapublic market and confirming its position as market leader. In number of aircraft units, Airbus Helicopters recorded a net book to bill ratio above one.

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Jan
26
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Gustine, CA

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AIRCRAFT LOST CONTROL AND LANDED HARD IN A FIELD, GUSTINE, CA.

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