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Jul
03
2022

PZL-Świdnik awarded PLN 8.25 billion gross (EUR 1.76 billion) contract for the supply of 32 AW149 multirole helicopters for the Polish Armed Forces

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PZL-Świdnik, the Polish company fully owned by Leonardo, has been awarded a contract by the Polish Ministry of Defence (MoD) worth 8.25 billion PLN gross (approximately EUR 1.76 billion) for the supply of 32 AW149 multirole helicopters. The contract was announced today during an official ceremony held at PZL-Świdnik’s facility today, in the presence of representatives of the Polish Government. 

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Jul
01
2022

TRISTATE CAREFLIGHT RETURNS TO YUMA, AZ WITH EXPANDED AIR MEDICAL SERVICES

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Yuma, Arizona, July 1, 2022 – A familiar sight is returning to the skies today around Yuma, AZ. TriState CareFlight is back, bringing a helicopter for air medical services to Yuma County and beyond.  

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Jul
03
2022

NTSB Final Report: Red Bud, Ill

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On September 19, 2020, about 1356 central daylight time, a Safari 400 helicopter, N60WD, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Red Bud, Illinois. The pilot was fatally injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

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Jul
03
2022

NTSB Final Report: Mechanicsburg, PA

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On January 9, 2020, about 2029 eastern standard time, a Robinson R66, N450MC, was destroyed after it was involved in an accident near Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The private pilot and the passenger were fatally injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

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Jul
05
2022

NHV Group Celebrated 25 Years of Operation

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Ostend, BE – NHV Group commemorated the achievement of 25 years of operation at a companywide event on Friday 1st July.

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Jul
05
2022

Bell Builds Strong Momentum for the 505 with Purchase Agreements for Seven Aircraft in Europe

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Prague, Czech Republic (July 5, 2022) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today signed purchase agreements for seven Bell 505 helicopters to European customers, further validating the success of the Bell 505 in Europe and around the world.

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Jul
06
2022

COLUMBIA HELICOPTERS DELIVERS TWO CH-47D CHINOOKS TO ROTAK HELICOPTER SERVICES

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Aurora, Oregon:  – Heavy-lift helicopter pioneer Columbia Helicopters is pleased to announce that it has sold two Columbia CH-47D Chinook helicopters to ROTAK Helicopter Services of Anchorage, Alaska. The helicopters include Columbia’s Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) safety modifications, as well as firefighting and external load modifications. As a part of the sale, Columbia will also provide full lifecycle sustainment and airworthiness and technical publication services for the aircraft.

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Tags: Alaska CH-47D Columbia Helicopters ROTAK Helicopter
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Jul
06
2022

Ex-Sky Express CEO Gregoris Dassios joins Blueberry Aviation

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Greg has nearly 30 years’ experience in the aviation industry. Most of his career was spent at Airbus in Toulouse, France, where he held several positions firstly in Engineering and then as Customer Support Director, where he managed part of Latin America, Central and South Eastern Europe and part of the Middle East, supporting airlines in the region. 

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Tags: Airbus Blueberry Aviation
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Jul
06
2022

Garmin announces GI 275 electronic flight instrument certification for Robinson R22 and R44 helicopters

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OLATHE, Kan. /July 6, 2022 — Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN), today announced Supplemental Type Certification (STC) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the GI 275 electronic flight instrument in Robinson R22 and R44 helicopters. A powerful solution for helicopter owners and operators, the GI 275 is a scalable, cost-conscious approach to an avionics upgrade that is a direct replacement for a variety of legacy primary flight instruments in the cockpit, including the primary attitude indicator, course deviation indicator (CDI), horizontal situation indicator (HSI), or the multi-function display (MFD).

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Tags: FAA Garmin GI 275 R22 R44 Robinson Helicopter STC
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Jul
06
2022

HTM Group and Entrol successfully conduct a flight test campaign for H145 D-3

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This campaign has been part of the H145 FTD Level 3 simulator development by Entrol together with HTM Group, a long-standing partner.

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Jul
06
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: PENDLETON, OR

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AIRCRAFT LANDED HARD, PENDLETON, OR.

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Jul
08
2022

2023 HAI Scholarship Program Now Open for Applications

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Alexandria, Va.  – Money may not buy happiness, but scholarships can buy training. Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that the association is now accepting applications for its 2023 scholarship program. Beginning this year, the program is open to HAI members only.

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Jul
08
2022

Bristow Group participates in AW609 tiltrotor demonstration flight

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Philadelphia, 7 July 2022 - Bristow Group, the global leader in vertical lift solutions and launch customer for the AW609 Tiltrotor in the United States, participated in a demonstration flight in Philadelphia on May 11. Bryan Willows, Bristow Program Manager for Advanced Air Mobility, an aviator who previously flew the MV-22 Osprey for the U.S. Marine Corps, piloted the aircraft.

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Tags: AW609 Bristow Group Leonardo Marines MV-22 Osprey US Marine Corps
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Jul
07
2022

Global Interest In Vita Inclinata’s Vita Rescue System Continues To Accelerate As The Portuguese Air Force Completes A Series Of Missions

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WASHINGTON, DC, July 7, 2022 — Vita Inclinata (Vita), developer and producer of precision aerospace and industrial stabilization devices, today announced the completion of its Vita Rescue System (VRS) demonstration to Squadron 751 at Air Base #6 in Portugal. The VRS litter attachment demonstration in Portugal underscores the global interest—and need—to improve the safety and efficiency of helicopter hoist rescues. 

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Tags: Portugal Vita Vita Inclinata VRS
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Jul
08
2022

Airbus delivers the 7,000th Ecureuil helicopter

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Marignane, 8 July 2022 - Airbus Helicopters has delivered its 7,000th helicopter from the Ecureuil family. The light single-engine H125, which was assembled in Marignane, France, was handed over to Blugeon Hélicoptères, a French company specialised in sling work at high altitudes.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Blugeon Hélicoptères Ecureuil France H125
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Jul
28
2022

Technisonic Announces All-Band Analog Module for TDFM 9200 /9300 Series Radios

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Technisonic Industries Ltd., an industry leader in the development, manufacture and support of special-mission airborne communications systems, announced its new All-Band analog module designed for the TDFM-9200 and 9300 series radios called the “T6” at a special customer social in Reno, Nevada at APSA’s annual APSCON convention.  

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Tags: APSCON TDFM-9200 TDFM-9300 Techisonic Industries
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Jul
11
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: DURANT, OK

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AIRCRAFT DEPARTED, STRUCK POWERLINES AND CRASHED IN A WOODED AREA, DURANT, OK.

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Jul
11
2022

NTSB Final Report: Zephyrhills, Florida

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On October 16, 2020, about 1515 eastern daylight time, a Bell 206B, N777CP, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Zephyrhills, Florida. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

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Jul
11
2022

NTSB Final Report: Honolulu, Hawaii

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On October 27, 2020, about 1133 Hawaii standard time, a Hughes 369D helicopter, N58251, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Honolulu, Hawaii. The pilot was not injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 133 external load flight.

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Jul
13
2022

Hillsboro Aviation Achieves IS-BAO Stage 3 Certification

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HILLSBORO, Oregon  – Hillsboro Aviation is honored to announce it has achieved Stage 3 accreditation from the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO), the most rigorous and advanced level of IS-BAO accreditation possible.

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Jul
13
2022

SKYTRAC Iridium Certus Solution Selected for the H160M for the French Joint Light Helicopter Program

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KELOWNA, BC,  – SKYTRAC, a global leader in satellite communications (Satcom) and intelligent connectivity solutions, today announced that Airbus Helicopters (Airbus), a global pioneer in the aerospace industry, has selected SKYTRAC’s SDL-700 Satcom system to provide mission-critical capabilities for the Joint Light Helicopter (Hélicoptère Interarmées Léger – HIL) French Armed Forces Programme.

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Jul
13
2022

QUEENSLAND POLICE SERVICE SELECTS THREE BELL 429 HELICOPTERS FOR ITS POLAIR FLEET

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Fort Worth, Texas  – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the selection of three new Bell 429 helicopters for the Queensland Police Service’s POLAIR fleet. The aircraft, which will be an expected delivery of fourth quarter 2023, will be used to patrol southeast Queensland and support crime fighting efforts in the community.

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Jul
13
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Wenatchee, WA

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NTSB Preliminary Report: Wenatchee, WA

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Jul
13
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Amherstdale, WV

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On June 22, 2022, about 1645 eastern daylight time, a Bell UH-1B helicopter, N98F, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident in Amherstdale, West Virginia. The private pilot, two pilot rated passengers and three additional passengers were fatally injured. The helicopter was operated by MARPAT Aviation, LLC, as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 flight.

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Jul
13
2022

Life Flight Network Adds Additional Bell 407GXi Aircraft

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Fort Worth, TX (13 July, 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the signed purchase agreement for four Bell 407GXi aircraft to Life Flight Network. Life Flight Network currently operates a fleet of 53 aircraft and with the addition of these four aircraft, will be the largest air medical operator of the Bell 407GXi in the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West.

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Jul
13
2022

SUMMIT AVIATION EARNS EASA CERTIFICATION

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MIDDLETOWN, Delaware, July 13, 2022 – Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, successfully received its EASA Part 145 Maintenance Organization certificate approval from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

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Jul
13
2022

HAI's President, James Viola, to Testify Before House Subcommittee on Aviation Today

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Alexandria, VA. (July 13, 2022) – James Viola, president and CEO of Helicopter Association International (HAI), will testify before the US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Aviation on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Viola will appear as part of a panel of aviation experts addressing the State of General Aviation.

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Tags: HAI Helicopter Association International James Viola
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Jul
13
2022

SCHWEIZER ANNOUNCES DELIVERIES TO EL SALVADOR AND SENEGAL AIR FORCES

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In May 2022, Schweizer delivered another new Schweizer 300C helicopter to the Senegalese Air Force. The Senegalese Air Force took delivery of the first production Schweizer 300C helicopter in July 2021. In March 2022, the Foreign Asset Trade Company signed a follow-on contract with Schweizer for five additional Schweizer 300C helicopters for the air force. The first aircraft from this contract was delivered in May with the remaining deliveries scheduled before the end of the third quarter of 2022.

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Jul
13
2022

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Appoints Tony Tsantles to FAA Part 135 Director of Operations

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BOISE, Idaho, July 13, 2022—Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) announced that ASU veteran Tony Tsantles was promoted to FAA Part 135 Director of Operations. 

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Jul
14
2022

AIR METHODS CEO JAELYNN WILLIAMS SELECTED AS FINALIST FOR 2022 WOMEN TECH AWARDS

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SALT LAKE CITY, UT  — The Women Tech Council (WTC), a national organization focused on the economic impact of women in the technology sector, announced Air Methods CEO JaeLynn Williams as one of 22 finalists for the 2022 Women Tech Awards.  

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