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Apr
07
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Hawaii

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Location: Hauula, Hawaii Accident Number: WPR19LA111

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Apr
07
2022

NTSB Final Report: Hauula, Hawaii

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On April 16, 2019, about 1126 Hawaii time, a McDonnell Douglas 369E helicopter, N593C, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Hauula, Hawaii. The pilot and three passengers were not injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 flight.

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Apr
11
2022

DIFCO, Inc.® commences construction on America’s first Aero- Medical Vertical Take Off and Landing and ELECTRIC VERTICAL TAKE OFF AND LANDING (eVTOL) Vertiport facility

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DAVENPORT, IA: DIFCO, Inc.® of Davenport, IA, initiated construction on America’s first electric Vertical Take Off and Landing (eVTOL) vertiport facility in Rock Island, Illinois. Officially named; The Corporal Jason G. Pautsch Vertiport, the site is located centrally within the four Quad Cities metropolitan area and will include corporate hangar facilities for lease, refueling services, an executive pilot lounge, prototype visual navigational aid beacon, and an area navigation (RNAV) instrumentation approach and departure egress. DIFCO, Inc.® partnered with rotorcraft aviation legends Hughes Aerospace and Five Alpha L.L.C. on the development in early 2021.

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Apr
11
2022

Bestfly expands offshore helicopter fleet in Angola with AW139 order

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Bestfly is expanding its fleet of Leonardo helicopters configured for offshore transport missions in Angola. The recent order of Bestfly’s first fully owned AW139 intermediate twin engine, is expected to be delivered in the Q3 of 2022. This aircraft adds to two previously leased AW139s and four AW169 light intermediate twins purchased at the end of 2021, which made Bestfly the first local operator to introduce the AW169 in the African market. This latest AW139 contract potentially paves the way for further sustainable growth of the operator’s rotorcraft fleet in the region. Bestfly’s fleet of helicopters is expected to consist of seven Leonardo aircraft by the end of 2022, and with a total fleet of 30 aircraft.

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Apr
11
2022

Bristow Forms Exclusive Partnership with Helicentre Aviation for UK Pilot Training

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ABERDEEN, Scotland  — Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the global leader in innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Helicentre Aviation Ltd, the UK’s leading helicopter training academy, to serve as its preferred provider of ab-initio commercial pilot training.

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Apr
11
2022

Lockheed Martin Stalker VXE UAS Completes A World Record 39-Hour Flight

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PALMDALE, Calif., April 11 – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Skunk Works® demonstrated the expanded endurance capabilities of a specially configured Lockheed Martin Stalker VXE unmanned aerial system (UAS) through a world record endurance flight on Feb. 18, 2022, at the Santa Margarita Ranch in California.

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Apr
11
2022

NTSB Final Report: Truckee, California

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On November 30, 2017, at 1540 Pacific standard time, a Robinson Helicopter Company (RHC) R22, N47WH, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Truckee, California. The two pilots were seriously injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

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Apr
13
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: CALHOUN, GA

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AIRCRAFT STRUCK A POWERLINE AND THEN HIT THE SIDE OF TWO BUILDINGS UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES, CALHOUN, GA.

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Apr
13
2022

NTSB Final Report: Fort McDowell, Arizona

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On April 16, 2019, about 0706 mountain standard time, an experimental Bell 206B helicopter, N61PH, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Fort McDowell, Arizona. The commercial pilot and flight test engineer were fatally injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 test flight.

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Apr
13
2022

Kestrel Aviation Fights Australia’s Fast and Furious Forest Fires

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Australia’s fire season is generally getting longer, more intense and less predictable. Each state’s fire season used to be three months, but these days, it is around 130 days to as much as 160 days, said Ray Cronin, managing director of Australian aerial-firefighting company Kestrel Aviation.

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Apr
15
2022

AIR METHODS CELEBRATES NATIVE AIR 7’S 20-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

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Payson, Ariz., – Native Air, a subsidiary of Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider in the U.S., announced that it is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of its Native Air 7 air ambulance service this month long. Since opening their doors in April 2002, the Native Air 7 crew has remained committed to providing lifesaving care to residents in the region.

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Apr
18
2022

FAA Awards $4.4 Million in Drone Research Grants to Seven Universities

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced $4.4 million in drone research, education and training grants to seven universities. Research will focus on three areas: electromagnetic compatibility, detect and avoid classifications, and cybersecurity oversight. 

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Apr
18
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: GILA BEND, AZ

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AIRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES, GILA BEND, AZ.

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Apr
18
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: SALT LAKE CITY, UT

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AIRCRAFT PERFORMING TOUCH AND GO'S ON TAXIWAY, ROLLED TO THE RIGHT AND ENDED UP ON ITS SIDE, SALT LAKE CITY, UT.

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Apr
18
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Calhoun, GA

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NTSB Preliminary Report: Calhoun, GA

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Apr
19
2022

Spidertracks completes growth equity investment with Arcadea Group to accelerate global growth

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Toronto, ON / Auckland, New Zealand - Spidertracks, the market leader in aircraft tracking, fleet management, and aviation safety solutions, announces the close of a significant growth equity recapitalization with Arcadea Group, the only permanent-capital growth equity investor in software companies globally.

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Apr
19
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: CEDAR KEY, FL

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AIRCRAFT PERFORMED AN AUTO ROTATION LANDING CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE TAIL BOOM, CEDAR KEY, FL.

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Apr
20
2022

SKYTRAC Acquires Troo Corporation’s Aviation Division, including the TrooTrax Flight Following and Mission Platform

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KELOWNA, BC, April 20, 2022 – SKYTRAC, a global leader in aerospace intelligent connectivity and satellite communications, today announced it has acquired the assets of Troo Corporation’s (“Troo”) aviation division. The acquisition includes the TrooTrax platform, which provides real-time map-based predictive flight following, mission monitoring, and location intelligence to Operational Control Centers (OCCs) and flight departments around the world.

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Apr
20
2022

U.S. Department of Defense awards $ 29 million contract for new AW119Kx helicopters in Foreign Military Sale to Israel

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Leonardo welcomes the $ 29 million USD contract award by the U.S. Department of Defense for new AW119Kx aircraft in the framework of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to Israel, with the U.S. Army Contracting Command as the contracting activity. The aircraft will be fully produced at Leonardo’s facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Apr
21
2022

Pilots Now Able to Track Medical Applications in Real-Time

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WASHINGTON—The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has added a new feature to MedXPress that allows pilots to track the status of their medical certificates online throughout the application and review process. Prior to adding this new feature, pilots had to call the Office of Aerospace Medicine to check their application status. 

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Apr
21
2022

NTSB Final Report: Delta Junction, Alaska

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The pilot was transporting personnel from a remote helipad that was constructed of a plastic, floating dock. She was unaware that the helicopter’s right skid had slid under a portion of the plastic dock. As she raised the collective to depart, she felt the helicopter roll to the right, and she attempted to correct the lateral rolling motion by lowering the collective. The helicopter continued to roll and came to rest on its right side. Subsequently, the helicopter sustained substantial damage to the main rotor system.

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Apr
22
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: New Salem, NC

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On October 17, 2019, about 1538 eastern daylight time, a Bell 206B Helicopter, N167AG, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near New Salem, North Carolina. The commercial pilot was fatally injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 local aerial agricultural application flight.

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Apr
25
2022

NTSB Final Report: Eugene, Oregon

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The pilots reported that they were approaching the airport ramp area for landing from the east with a wind of 10 knots from the north. About 25 to 30 feet above the ramp at an airspeed of about 25 knots, the left seat pilot reduced left pedal pressure to turn the helicopter toward the right into the wind, then subsequently increased left pedal pressure to stop the turn; however, the helicopter continued right and began to spin. The pilot lowered the collective, and the right seat pilot took the flight controls in an attempt to slow the spin. The helicopter impacted the ground hard, spreading the landing skids and resulting in the tail rotor contacting the ramp.

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Apr
26
2022

Swiss Aviation Company Purchases Two Bell 505s

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Fort Worth, TX (April 26, 2022) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the signing of a purchase agreement with Swiss aviation company Karen SA for two Bell 505s. As part of a strategic investment plan to modernize its fleet, Karen SA will use these aircraft for VIP and commercial flights as well as provide pilot training courses.

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Apr
26
2022

Bell Adds SNC to Team Invictus for Work on Advanced Mission Systems

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Fort Worth, Texas (April 26, 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced it has signed a teaming agreement with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security company. As part of the collaboration, SNC has agreed to join Team Invictus as the mission systems integrator for FARA Increment 1.

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Apr
26
2022

U.S. Marine Corps Declares Initial Operational Capability Of Sikorsky CH-53K®

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STRATFORD, Conn., - The U.S. Marine Corps declared Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter, validating the platform's operational readiness to forward deploy Marines and equipment across the globe. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT) designed and manufactures the CH-53K, which enables the U.S. Marine Corps and international militaries to move troops and equipment from ship to shore, and to higher altitude terrain, more quickly and effectively than ever before.

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Apr
26
2022

NTSB Final Report: Headland, Alabama

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On December 25, 2019, about 1713 central standard time, a Bell 407 helicopter, N663SF, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Headland, Alabama. The commercial pilot was fatally injured, and the flight nurse and paramedic were not injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 air ambulance flight.

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Apr
26
2022

Media Advisory Air Tour Helicopter Crash Subject of Board Meeting

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​WASHINGTON (April 26, 2022) — The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public in-person board meeting May 10 to consider the draft final report on a fatal air tour helicopter accident.

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Apr
27
2022

Airbus and ITA Airways partner to develop urban air mobility in Italy

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Rome, 27 April 2022 – Airbus and ITA Airways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on urban air mobility (UAM) in Italy. The two companies will explore the creation of tailored UAM services, by identifying strategic use cases for emission-free mobility solutions.

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Apr
27
2022

LCI SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH BETA TECHNOLOGIES FOR A COMMITTED ORDER OF UP TO 125 eVTOL AIRCRAFT

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27th April, 2022 - LCI, a leading aviation company and a subsidiary of the Libra Group, has signed an agreement with BETA Technologies (BETA), developer of a fully integrated electric aviation system, to acquire up to 125 of the company’s electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft

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