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Jun
27
2022

Clyde Woltman to lead Leonardo Helicopters’ United States operations

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Clyde M. Woltman is the Chief Executive Officer of Leonardo Helicopters U.S. Previously, he was President of United States Government business while based in Arlington Virginia.

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Jun
27
2022

CAMO CERTIFICATION FOR HELI-ONE

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Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has significantly strengthened its delivery portfolio after achieving certification as a Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO).

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Jun
28
2022

SKYTRAC Announces New Vice President of Finance and Administration, Angela Martens

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KELOWNA, BC, June 28, 2022 – SKYTRAC Systems Ltd. (SKYTRAC), a global leader in aerospace intelligent connectivity and satellite communications (Satcom), today announced the appointment of Angela Martens as the newest member of their executive management team. In her role as the Vice President of Finance and Administration, Mrs. Martens oversees the organization’s financial management, strategic planning, and quality assurance to increase operational efficiencies and plan for the company’s growth.

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Jun
28
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: HAMPTON, GA

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AIRCRAFT STRUCK A TREE WHILE HOVERING, HAMPTON, GA

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Jun
28
2022

United States Army And Sikorsky Strengthen Army Aviation Fleet With 10th H-60 Black Hawk Helicopter Contract

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STRATFORD, Conn., - The United States government and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), signed a five-year contract for a baseline of 120 H-60M Black Hawk helicopters, with options to reach a total of 255 aircraft to be delivered to the U.S. Army and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. Sikorsky continues to modernize and enhance the Black Hawk to meet the Army's challenging and evolving missions by continuously delivering aircraft thanks to a hot production line, mature well-established supply chain and digital factory.

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Jun
28
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Kalea, HI

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On June 8, 2022, about 1726 Hawaii-Aleutian standard time, a Bell 407 helicopter, N402SH, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Kalea, Hawaii, on the island of Hawaii. The pilot and two passengers sustained serious injuries, and three passengers sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 on-demand air tour flight.

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Jun
28
2022

NTSB Factual Report: Mentone, TX

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On September 10, 2021, about 0930 central daylight time, a Robinson Helicopter R22 Beta, N292DD, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Mentone, Texas. The pilot was fatally injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 aerial observation flight.

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Jun
29
2022

Collins Aerospace to develop unmanned flight ecosystem in Ireland

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CORK, Ireland (June 29, 2022) – Collins Aerospace has received a three-year funding award from the European Climate Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (EU CINEA) and SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking (JU) to develop an unmanned flight ecosystem in Ireland by delivering a Digital Sky Demonstrator on U-Space.

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Jun
29
2022

NTSB Final Report: Knoxville, TN

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On August 3, 2020, at 1941 eastern daylight time, an Airbus EC130-B4 helicopter, N55GJ, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Knoxville, Tennessee. One passenger was fatally injured, and the pilot and two additional passengers were not injured.

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Jul
01
2022

HAI Collaborates with AEA to Add Maintenance SMS Program to Safety Tool Chest

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Alexandria, Va.  – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to add another safety program to its VTOL safety tool chest, working with the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) to provide their safety management system (SMS) for aircraft maintenance at no additional cost to HAI members.

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Jul
01
2022

LCI ACQUIRES NINETEEN HELICOPTER PORTFOLIO ALONGSIDE RIVE PRIVATE INVESTMENT AND TURNING ROCK PARTNERS

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LCI, a leading aviation company and a subsidiary of the Libra Group, has today announced the acquisition of a portfolio of nineteen (19) helicopters from Lobo Leasing, alongside RIVE Private Investment and Turning Rock Partners.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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