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Jun
22
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: WAUKESHA, WI

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AIRCRAFT HEARD A LOUD BANG AFTER DEPARTURE AND THE FENESTRON COVER HAD COME INTO CONTACT WIHT THE FENESTRON BLADES.

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Tags: FAA Accident Report WAUKESHA WI
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Jun
22
2022

NTSB Final Report: Hillsboro, Oregon

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On April 6, 2020, about 1410 Pacific daylight time, a Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter, N725GT, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Portland, Oregon. The pilot was not injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 flight.

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Jun
23
2022

Leading aerospace and defence companies group together with Airbus to provide the Bundeswehr with the H145M

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Berlin, 23 June 2022 - Leading companies from the German aerospace and defence industry have joined forces to provide the Bundeswehr with the five-bladed H145M as their light support helicopter. A requirement for up to 55 helicopters is expected. Under the name "LUH SK - Team H145M", Airbus Helicopters, ecms Aviation Systems, Hensoldt Sensors and Hensoldt Avionics, Liebherr-Aerospace, Rohde & Schwarz, Safran Helicopter Engines and ZF Luftfahrttechnik are working together to guarantee the customer a high-quality overall package with an attractive price-performance ratio and short delivery times. One of the major focuses, given the political situation, is on providing support for the helicopter from Germany. The team is open to further interested parties.

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Jun
23
2022

Airbus and Munich Airport International expand their partnership to develop Advanced Air Mobility solutions globally

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Berlin, 23 June 2022 – Airbus and Munich Airport International have signed a Memorandum of Understanding at ILA Berlin Air Show to start marketing turnkey solutions to cities and regions interested in developing advanced air mobility (AAM) ecosystems globally.

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Jun
24
2022

Cyprus orders six H145Ms for its National Guard

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Nicosia, 24 June 2022 – The Government of Cyprus has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters for the purchase of six H145Ms with an option for another six aircraft. The five-bladed helicopters will be operated by the Cypriot National Guard.

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Jun
24
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Elkin, NC

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HELICOPTER STRUCK A DRONE AT 1500 FEET NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF DOBBINS ROAD AND ROUTE 601 IN BOONVILLE, NC. AIRCRAFT RETURNED TO ZEF AND REPORTED DAMAGE TO A ROTOR.

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Jun
27
2022

XL Aero Receives Structural Repair Approval for Bell 205/212/412 Main Transmission Case

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Vancouver, British Columbia – Canada:   XL Aerospace (www.xlaero.ca), an industry leading provider of innovative aviation engineering, repair and manufacturing solutions to the general aviation and helicopter operations and maintenance, repair and overhaul sectors announces it has received Transport Canada (TC) approval for the repair of the Main Transmission Casing applicable to Bell Helicopter 205, 212 and 412 Helicopter models. 

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Tags: Bell 205 Bell 212 Bell 412 Bell Flight Bell Helicopter Transport Canada XL Aerospace
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Jun
27
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: CLEAR, AK

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AIRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTACNES AND CAUGHT ON FIRE, CLEAR, AK.

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Jun
27
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: ATWATER, CA

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AIRCRAFT IMPACTED THE GROUND FOR UNKNOWN REASONS, ATWATER, CA.

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Jun
27
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: SEGUIN, TX

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AIRCRAFT HIT LIGHT POLE ON INTERSTATE ON LIFT OFF, SEGUIN, TX.

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Jun
27
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: ABILENE, TX

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AIRCRAFT STRUCK POWERLINES AND CRASHED IN A FIELD, ABILENE, TX

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Jun
27
2022

NTSB Final Report: Miamisburg, Ohio

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The solo student pilot reported that, just after liftoff and in a low-altitude hover, the helicopter “swung” to the left. The student pilot reported that he “overcorrected” with right pedal and aft cyclic inputs. The helicopter began to spin, and the student pilot pulled up to keep from hitting the ground. The student pilot reported remembering hitting the ground and rolling the throttle off.

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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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Tags: Collins Aerospace EU CINEA SESAR 3 UAS Unmanned 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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Tags: Alaska CH-47D Columbia Helicopters ROTAK Helicopter
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