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Aug
10
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Andalusia, AL

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On July 29, 2022, about 1502 eastern standard time, a Eurocopter AS 350 B2, N124LN, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Andalusia, Alabama. The commercial pilot and one crewmember were seriously injured, and a second crewmember sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 air medical flight.

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Aug
11
2022

Leonardo’s VIP-corporate helicopter fleet set to grow in Brazil with new orders announced at LABACE 2022

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Leonardo’s leadership in the world’s VIP/corporate multiengine helicopter market continues to grow with new orders announced at LABACE (São Paolo, 9-11 August 2022), including two AW169 light intermediate twins and one AW109 Trekker light twin engine helicopter. One AW169 and the AW109 Trekker will be delivered to a private operator in 4Q2023. An AW169 is expected to be handed over to its user in 3Q2023. The helicopters will feature highly customized configurations and interiors and will benefit from the advanced and comprehensive support solutions which will be delivered by the new Service and Logistics Centre in Itapevi.  

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Aug
11
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: PALMER, AK

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AIRCRAFT CRASHED DURING LANDING, PALMER, AK.

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Aug
11
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Leghighton, PA

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NTSB Preliminary Report: Leghighton, PA

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Aug
12
2022

Timberline Helicopters Earns IS-BAO Stage 2 Certification

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SANDPOINT, ID – Timberline Helicopters Inc., a full-service global helicopter heavy-lift operator, has again strengthened its unwavering dedication to safety excellence by earning IS-BAO Stage 2 certification.

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Aug
12
2022

GPMS and Helisul Achieve Brazilian STC for Foresight on Airbus H125 Helicopter Platform

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Waterbury, VT  – GPMS, which provides the helicopter industry’s most advanced Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS), known as Foresight MX, announced today that the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) has granted a Supplemental Type Certificate for Foresight MX. The certificate was based on a prior Federal Aviation Administration STC and covers the installation of Foresight MX on the Airbus H125/AS350 B3 platform. Helisul Aviation assisted in the certification and is the first Brazilian customer to implement Foresight’s advanced HUMS capabilities.

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Aug
12
2022

AIRLIFE UTAH EXPANDS AIR MEDICAL SERVICES WITH NEW BASE IN OREM

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Orem, UT, – A trusted name in air medical services is ready to answer the call when residents of Utah County and the surrounding area need emergency care. AirLife Utah opened a new base at Timpanogos Regional Hospital today, offering quicker response times for emergent and trauma situations as well as interfacility transports for patients needing to move between hospitals for specialized care.  

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Aug
12
2022

NSTB Final Report: Corydon, IN

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The pilot reported that while performing an aerial application flight, he did not see the power lines before descending into the field. The helicopter collided with the power lines and the pilot lost control of the helicopter. The helicopter subsequently impacted terrain and sustained substantial damage to the fuselage. A visual examination did not reveal any preaccident failures or malfunctions with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operations.

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Aug
12
2022

NTSB Final Report: Palmer, AK

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The pilot of the helicopter reported that, while conducting an air tour flight he made about a 90° right turn near a scenic area, when he heard a faint “ting” sound. He stated that there was no indication of a mechanical failure or malfunction and the helicopter continued to operate normally, so he continued the flight. After shutdown he noticed damage to one of the main rotor blades and concluded that the helicopter had collided with an uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV). The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the main rotor blade.

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Aug
15
2022

Metro Responds to OSHA Decision

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There is an article circulating the web based on a press release from the US Department of Labor. Based on a complaint from a former pilot, OSHA claims we forced the pilot to resign.  The FAA conducted a separate investigation and found no substantiated violation by Metro Aviation of any FAA regulation or standard. The FAA investigation included reviewing Metro’s policies and procedures along with pilot interviews and found that we are operating safely in compliance with all applicable FAA regulations and standards.

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Aug
16
2022

FreeFlight Systems' 5G Tolerant TERRAIN Series Radar Altimeters Receive FAA TSO Certification

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DALLAS, TX, August 16, 2022 – FreeFlight Systems, a NextGen aviation leader specializing in avionics design, development, and manufacturing, today announced that the RA-6500 and RA-5500 TERRAIN series radar altimeters have received Technical Standard Order (TSO) certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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Aug
16
2022

SUBARU BELL 412EPX Joins San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

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Fort Worth, TX (16 August 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the signed purchase agreement by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for a SUBARU BELL 412EPX. The Emergency Operations Division will utilize the SUBARU BELL 412EPX for critical missions in San Bernadino as well as provide mutual aid assistance to neighboring counties in Southern California.

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Aug
16
2022

NTSB Final Report: Hayden, ID

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On June 23, 2020, about 1701 Pacific daylight time, an Enstrom 280 FX helicopter, N280MM, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Hayden, Idaho. The student pilot was fatally injured, and the flight instructor was seriously injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

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Aug
17
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: MILLVILLE, MN

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AIRCRAFT STRUCK POWERLINES AND CRASHED IN A FIELD, MILLVILLE, MN.

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Aug
17
2022

U.S. Navy Expands CH-53K® Training With Additional Simulators

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ORLANDO, Fla., August 17, 2022 – The United States Marines will gain additional training opportunities preparing them to operate the Sikorsky CH-53K heavy lift helicopter. The aircraft is the  most modern and powerful helicopter in Department of Defense inventory capable of moving troops and equipment from ship to shore, and to higher altitude terrain, more quickly and effectively than ever before.

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Aug
17
2022

NTSB Final Report: Christmas Valley, OR

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According to the accident pilot, after transferring a patient from Klamath Falls, Oregon to Bend, Oregon, he received a request from his dispatch to collect a patient in Christmas Valley, Oregon. He reviewed weather information from stations surrounding the destination as there was no local weather reporting facility at the destination. The pilot recalled that the expected winds were from the northwest at 15-20 kts sustained, and gusting to 30 kts, but were acceptable for the flight. After a preflight inspection he departed on the accident flight with three flight crewmembers. They did not experience any significant weather while enroute to their destination and the helicopter was operating within its normal limitations. The pilot approached the airport by entering the airport traffic pattern from the north for a landing to the west as the winds were from the west/northwest. He recalled that the windspeeds at the time of arrival were approximately 15-20 kts and gusting between 25-30 kts.

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Aug
19
2022

FAA Awards $2.7M in Drone Research to Support Disaster Preparedness, Emergency Response

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded $2.7 million to support research on how drones can assist in disaster preparedness and in emergencies. 

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Aug
19
2022

NTSB Final Report: Monrovia, IN

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On July 24, 2020, about 1316 eastern daylight time, a Brantly B2B helicopter, N383ES, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Monrovia, Indiana. The pilot was fatally injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 maintenance test flight.

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Aug
19
2022

White House explores adoption of eVTOL and drones at Advanced Air Mobility Summit

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On August 3, 2022, the White House held a summit on advanced air mobility, including drones and electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The summit was hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology and included presentations from Senator Bill Nelson, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator, Billy Nolen, the Acting Administrator for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and Joby Aviation founder and CEO JoeBen Bevirt. Other speakers included representatives from the Commercial Drone Alliance, the Choctaw Nation, the U.S. Army, the National Football League, and the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice, among others.

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Aug
19
2022

AEM Announces Retirement of CEO, Brian Wall, and Taylor Wylie Is Named General Manager

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Kelowna, BC, August 18, 2022 – Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp. (AEM) announces today that Chief Executive Officer Brian Wall will retire, effective August 19, 2022. To ensure a smooth transition, Wall will continue to serve AEM in a consulting role for the next 12 months and has joined the board of Structural Monitoring Systems PLC.

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Aug
22
2022

Rotorcraft Pro Rebrands as Rotor Pro

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Beginning in August of 2022, the vertical lift industry media company Rotorcraft Pro, will rebrand itself to be Rotor Pro in order to broaden its horizons in an evolving industry.

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Aug
22
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: SAN ISIDRO, TX

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AIRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES ON A RANCH, SAN ISIDRO, TX.

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Aug
22
2022

NTSB Final Report: Dustin, OK

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On March 26, 2021, about 1515 central daylight time, a Robinson Helicopter Company R44 II, N178DF, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Dustin, Oklahoma. The private pilot and one passenger received serious injuries, and two passengers received minor injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 aerial observation flight.

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Aug
22
2022

Precision Aviation Group, Inc. enters into a definitive agreement to acquire PTB Group

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Atlanta, GA – August 22, 2022– Atlanta-based Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the aerospace and defense industries, announces that they have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire PTB Group (PTB). 

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Aug
23
2022

Leonardo’s commitment to aerospace innovation in the South West of England marked through iAero tenancy

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Yeovil, 23/08/2022 - Leonardo is now an anchor tenant at the new aerospace centre iAero, located next to the company’s site in Yeovil, Somerset - the ‘Home of British Helicopters’. This tenancy highlights the company’s continued commitment to aerospace innovation in the region and beyond.

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Aug
23
2022

Bell Makes Debut as First Major Helicopter Manufacturer to Exhibit at ONS 2022

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Stavanger, Norway (23 August 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the Bell 525 Relentless mockup will be on display at the 2022 ONS Conference and Exhibit, August 27 through September 2. As the first and only helicopter company exhibiting at the event, Bell will provide aircraft tours and discuss the superior support and service offerings available for customers. 

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Aug
24
2022

HAI issues RFI for Safety, Training, and Operations Services

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Alexandria, Va. (August 23, 2022) – As part of an ongoing plan to offer improved programs for its members, Helicopter Association International (HAI) is seeking sources for safety risk management, training and certification, and flight data management services. Interested respondents have until September 6, 2022, to seek clarifying information, and the deadline for submission of responses to HAI is September 23, 2022.

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Aug
24
2022

AIR METHODS ANNOUNCES $31M INVESTMENT IN AIR MEDICAL SERVICES FOR THE STATE OF NEW YORK

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Denver, CO – August 23, 2022 – LifeNet of New York, a subsidiary of Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider in the U.S. with over 300 bases nationwide, made a major investment to update and expand the company’s air medical services in the state of New York.  This more than $31 million investment included upgraded aircraft and new clinical equipment spanning the state.  

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Aug
26
2022

Precision Aviation Group, Inc. enters into a definitive agreement to acquire PTB Group

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Atlanta, GA – Atlanta-based Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the aerospace and defense industries, announces that they have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire PTB Group (PTB). 

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Aug
26
2022

GPMS Welcomes Tom Benson to Board of Directors

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Waterbury, VT  – GPMS, provider of the helicopter industry’s most advanced Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) known as Foresight MX, announced today that it has appointed Tom Benson to its board of directors. Benson, an accomplished C-level executive with a strong record of leading software-as-a-service companies, will help guide the company’s strategy and direction as it navigates growth and demand for its Foresight MX product.

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