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May
30
2024

Leonardo launches new localised maintenance service capabilities in the UK as the commercial and VIP-CORPORATE helicopter fleet grows further

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Leonardo continues to expand the level of service proximity and capabilities in the helicopter market by launching new projects in the UK through a long-term partnership with Aldenham Aviation Ltd. Starting with an existing building and infrastructure at London Elstree Aerodrome, operations target Part 145 maintenance capabilities to be in place within autumn this year. Further projects planned with Aldenham Aviation Ltd. will increase this capability, all of which complement the existing service network and increase efficiency alongside our regional partners. The new capability will act in strict coordination with Leonardo Belgium S.A. Logistics Centre, supporting the growing demand for Leonardo commercial helicopters in the UK and Ireland, particularly in the VIP-Corporate market where Leonardo is the leading OEM. The facility will deliver OEM-quality support services, including the latest addition technology developments following the introduction of the Agusta brand based on exclusive and tailored customer solutions specifically designed around passenger transport operators’ needs. 

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May
30
2024

KakaoMobility Selects Archer Aviation As Its eVTOL Partner And Will Fund Archer’s Korean Commercialization Efforts

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SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR), a leader in eVTOL aircraft, and KakaoMobility, Korea’s leading mobility as a service (MaaS) platform service company, signed an agreement to partner for joint participation in the K-UAM Grand Challenge and covers the planned purchase by KakaoMobility of up to 50 of Archer’s Midnight eVTOL aircraft worth up to an approximate value of $250M, including pre-delivery payments.

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May
31
2024

Joby to Present “Pre-Flight Checklist: An Introduction to Joby Air Taxi Operations”

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a company developing electric air taxis for commercial passenger service, today announced it will host a virtual presentation on the Company’s preparations for commercial service on June 20, 2024.

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May
31
2024

Aerotech Helicopters Launches into HUMS with Foresight MX

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31 May 2024 – GPMS International announced today that The Aerotech Group, South Australia’s largest privately owned aviation operator, has completed installation of Foresight MX HUMS on one of their UH-60 Black Hawks.  Additionally, Aerotech has placed a follow-on order with options for additional aircraft. 

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Jun
03
2024

NEW LIFESEEKER DATA SHOWS HOW SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAMS ACROSS THE WORLD USE PHONE SIGNALS TO FIND MISSING PEOPLE

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Vigo, Spain, 03 June 2024 – CENTUM has today released data covering the past year showing how Lifeseeker, its airborne phone location system, is helping Search and Rescue (SAR) teams around the world. With the number of successful missions increasing every year, it is becoming clear that Lifeseeker is an important part of SAR teams’ arsenal, particularly for rescues in urban and rural areas.

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Jun
03
2024

NTSB Final Report: South Kingstown, RI

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The pilot was practicing various flight profiles over a pond in his helicopter. After completing the first profile, he began a profile that included a normal takeoff, a 10-ft hover, an acceleration to 40 kts, a climb to 50 ft above ground level, then a return to a 10-ft hover. On the pilot’s second attempt at this maneuver, when decelerating and descending back down to a 10 ft hover, the helicopter descended too low. The front skids caught the water and the helicopter descended into the pond, substantially damaging the tail rotor assembly and the main rotor blades. The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures of the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation. He also described that the weather and water conditions at the time of the accident were “calm and clear with no wind ripples on the water surface,” and that this produced a “mirroring effect” that hindered his depth perception.

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Jun
04
2024

Joby Acquires Xwing Autonomy Division, Looks Ahead to Autonomous Flight

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a company developing electric air taxis for commercial passenger service, today announced the acquisition of the autonomy division of Xwing Inc., an industry leader in the development of autonomous technology for aviation.

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Jun
04
2024

FAA Accident Report: BENTON CITY, WA

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AIRCRAFT'S TAIL CLIPPED A POWER LINE, LANDED SAFELY.

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Jun
04
2024

Lockheed Martin Celebrates Opening Of 122,000-Square Foot, $18M Engineering Facility In North Alabama

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala – Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), U.S. Department of Defense, state and local officials recently celebrated the opening of the company’s new $18 million engineering facility, labs and demonstration center in Huntsville. The 122,000-square foot facility has space for 500 employees who will advance national security capabilities and drive innovation in North Alabama.

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Jun
04
2024

Leonardo celebrates the opening of PZL-Świdnik’s production line for the AW149 helicopters of the Polish Armed Forces

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Świdnik, 4th June 2024- Leonardo, a global leader in aerospace, defence, and security, has shown strong commitment to Poland through strategic partnerships and investments to the country’s defence capabilities, further confirmed with the latest key milestone achieved today. Today PZL-Świdnik, the Polish company fully-owned by Leonardo, celebrated the opening of the production line for the AW149 helicopters of the Polish Armed Forces and launch of the new, localised manufacturing activities fulfilling its commitment to the new helicopter programme.

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Jun
04
2024

Phenix Solutions, Inc. Completes Phase I Autopilot Tuning for Flight

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June 4th, 2024 - McMinnville OR - Phenix Solutions completed the Phase I autopilot tuning for our Ultra 2XL Heavy Lift UAS. With help from the Embention Autopilot Technical Team, Phenix has successfully completed programing the engine, rotor system, electronic, and avionics to allow fully autonomous function of these systems. Currently, Iron-Bird testing is underway at the Phenix McMinnville facility flight testing to follow at the Pendleton, OR UAS Flight Range later this month.  

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Jun
05
2024

Airbus partners with Avincis on Advanced Air Mobility

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Berlin, 5 June 2024 – Airbus and Avincis, a well-established European helicopter operator, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to partner on the development of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM). The companies will collaborate to explore opportunities for operating electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft throughout Europe.

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Jun
05
2024

Archer Receives FAA Certification to Begin Operating Commercial Airline

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SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE:ACHR), a leader in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, today announced its subsidiary, Archer Air, has received its Part 135 Air Carrier & Operator Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This certificate allows Archer to begin operating aircraft commercially to refine its systems and procedures in advance of launching Midnight into service for airlines like United Airlines when it receives Midnight’s Type Certification. Receiving the Part 135 certificate signals that Archer Air has developed, and demonstrated to the FAA its adherence to, the necessary policies and procedures to begin operating aircraft commercially in accordance with the stringent safety and operational standards set forth by the FAA. Today’s achievement is another key step that demonstrates Archer’s work with the FAA continues to gain momentum as Archer is now one of two air taxi manufacturers in the world to have announced receipt of a Part 135 certificate from the FAA.

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Jun
05
2024

FAA Accident Report: DAGGETT, CA

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AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED A CROSSWIND WHILE TAXIING TO RUNWAY, THE AIRCRAFT WAS BLOWN LEFT AND PILOT LOST CONTROL.

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Jun
06
2024

HTM orders up to three Airbus H145 helicopters for offshore wind operations

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Berlin, 6 June 2024 – HTM Helicopters has placed an order for one Airbus H145 helicopter, with options for two additional helicopters of the same type. The new helicopter will be used in offshore wind operations, transporting technicians and materials to wind farm turbines off the coasts of Germany and France.

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Jun
06
2024

German Ministry of Interior orders up to 44 H225 helicopters for its Federal Police

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Berlin, 6 June 2024 - The German Ministry of the Interior has ordered up to 44 H225 helicopters for its Federal Police. This record order for the H225 includes 38 firm orders with options for a further six helicopters. Its payload, range and advanced systems make it a versatile aircraft capable of conducting a large array of law enforcement and homeland security missions ranging from special forces transport to firefighting and disaster relief. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2029.

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Jun
07
2024

AMERICAN AMBULANCE OF VISALIA SELECTS AIR METHODS ASCEND TO PROVIDE ONLINE AND IN-PERSON TRAINING FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

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VISALIA, CA, June 6, 2024 – Air Methods, the nation’s leading air medical service provider, announced today that American Ambulance of Visalia has selected Air Methods Ascend’s online and in-person programs to provide additional training for its first responders.

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Jun
07
2024

FAA Accident Report: MARICOPA, AZ

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AIRCRAFT SUSTAINED DAMAGE DURING A PRACTICE AUTO ROTATION.

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Jun
10
2024

Introducing the iFly EFB Aviation Tablet: Revolutionizing the Skies

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Adventure Pilot is excited to announce the launch of the iFly EFB Aviation Tablet, a cutting-edge Android device tailored for the aviation industry. Merging advanced technology with the needs of pilots, this tablet is set to redefine general aviation navigation.

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Jun
10
2024

NTSB Final Report: Blackwell, TX

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On June 26, 2022, about 0830 central daylight time, a Robinson R44 helicopter, N4124D, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Blackwell, Texas. The pilot sustained fatal injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight.

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Jun
12
2024

Metro Aviation delivers H125 to Texas Game Wardens

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12 JUN 2024 – Shreveport, LA – Metro Aviation recently delivered a new H125 to the Texas Game Wardens, a division of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.  The Texas Game Wardens have used aviation assets since 1930.  This new aircraft joins their existing H125 and two new Cessna fixed-wing aircraft on the way.  

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Jun
12
2024

Loft Dynamics Qualifies World’s First VR Helicopter External Sling Load Simulation

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ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (June 12, 2024) — Loft Dynamics, the global leader in VR flight simulation, today announced that the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has qualified its helicopter external sling load (HESLO) simulation feature. This is the first qualified virtual reality (VR) HESLO simulator on the market, and it will enable operators to safely train pilots for critical transport missions on a training device that offers unprecedented immersion and realism.

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Jun
12
2024

Archer Completes Midnight’s Transition Flight

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SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE:ACHR), a leader in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, today announced that on June 8th its Midnight aircraft successfully completed transition flying at a speed of 100+ mph. Archer has now achieved transition with two different full-scale eVTOL aircraft. Transition is well known in the industry as a very difficult milestone few companies have reached. At ~6,500 lbs, Midnight is believed to be one of the largest eVTOL aircraft to complete transition, which is critical to being able to carry commercially viable passenger payloads.

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Jun
13
2024

NH90 comprehensive upgrade programme launched

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Marignane, 13 June 2024 - NH Industries (NHI) and the NATO Helicopter Management Agency (NAHEMA) have signed a contract to launch the development and qualification of the NH90 Block 1 upgrade (also known as Software Release 3). NAHEMA acted on behalf of Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, and Italy. This programme is part of the NH90 evolution roadmap and constitutes a major upgrade in terms of capabilities for both the TTH and NFH variants of the NH90 combat helicopter. 

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Jun
13
2024

NAHEMA and NHI announce the agreement for the Software Release 3 development for the NH90 Helicopter

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Aix-en-Provence, 13th June, 2024– The NATO Helicopter Management Agency (NAHEMA) and NHIndustries (NHI) announced today the signing of a major contract for the development and delivery of Software Release 3 (SWR3) for the NH90 helicopter. This milestone agreement, valued in excess of 600M€, underscores a continued commitment to enhancing the operational capabilities and performance, and extending the in-service life of the NH90 fleet.

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Jun
13
2024

PHI MRO Services Receives Leonardo Service Center Recognition

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LAFAYETTE, La. (June 12, 2024) – PHI MRO Services, a leading maintenance repair and overhaul center, and its longstanding partner, Leonardo, are pleased to announce the appointment of PHI MRO Services as a Leonardo Service Center. This milestone marks a significant expansion in PHI MRO Service’s ability to provide top-tier maintenance solutions for Leonardo’s AW139 series aircraft to operators across the United States.

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Jun
13
2024

Japan Coast Guard Signs for Two Additional SUBARU Bell 412EPX Helicopters

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Tokyo, Japan (June 12, 2024) - Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced that Subaru Corporation has signed a contract for two additional SUBARU BELL 412 EPX helicopters with the Japan Coast Guard.

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Jun
13
2024

UAVOS Demonstrated Healthcare Drone Delivery Capability

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UAVOS is pleased to announce that it has successfully demonstrated multiple applications for health-care related drone delivery services. Deliveries have been conducted using the UVH 170 unmanned helicopter with a 10 kg external payload. The demonstration served as an important starting point to illustrate the feasibility and impact of BVLOS medical drone deliveries. These enhance speed, connectivity, and safety in the delivery of supplies to remote and hard-to-reach areas. UAVOS has also successfully demonstrated the ability to transport temperature-controlled medical supplies tests. 

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Jun
13
2024

Introducing the merger of two of Europe’s largest helicopter flight academies

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After a long-standing collaboration, two of Europe's largest helicopter pilot academies have decided to merge.

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Jun
17
2024

Belgium chooses Airbus H145M for Armed Forces and Federal Police

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Paris, 17 June 2024 – The Kingdom of Belgium will procure 15 multi-role H145M helicopters for the army and two helicopters plus three options for the Federal Police. The contract was signed between the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), on behalf of Belgium, and Airbus Helicopters.

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