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Aug
26
2022

Leonardo and Boeing Deliver First Four MH-139A Helicopters to U.S. Air Force

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PHILADELPHIA,  Leonardo and Boeing have delivered the first four MH-139A Grey Wolf test helicopters to the U.S. Air Force as the service looks to replace its aging fleet of UH-1N helicopters. The Grey Wolf is a multi-mission helicopter – based on Leonardo’s proven dual-use AW139 helicopter – designed to protect intercontinental ballistic missiles and transport U.S. government officials and security forces. Boeing was awarded a $2.4 billion contract in Sept. 2018 for up to 80 helicopters, training systems and associated support equipment.

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Tags: Air Force AW139 Leonardo MH-139 Grey Wolf UH-1N US Air Force
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Aug
30
2022

Steadicopter and Viking Drone Packaging launch new capability for transporting critical equipment, including hazardous materials, by air

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30, August 2022. Steadicopter - a leader in the Rotary Unmanned Aerial Systems (RUAS) industry - has announced its collaboration with UK-based Viking Drone Packaging - leading experts in the fields of packaging, UAS operations and the transport of dangerous goods - with the launch of a new capability for transporting critical equipment, including hazardous materials, by air. The multi-function payload container will be installed on the Black Eagle 50 E platform.

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Aug
30
2022

SLOANE HELICOPTERS TO SUPPLY NEW CHILDREN’S AIR AMBULANCES

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Sloane Helicopters, the UK’s longest established and privately-owned helicopter company, is expanding its operations through the recent acquisition of the Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA) contract.  Sloane will be supplying the Charity with two EMS AW169 helicopters later this year, together with pilots and aircraft maintenance.  Having commenced operations in March 2022, the service is currently operating with an EMS AW109SP GrandNew in the interim period prior to introducing the AW169s later this year.

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Tags: Children's Air Ambulance Sloane Helicopters
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Aug
30
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: HOUSTON, TX

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AIRCRAFT PRACTICING AUTO-ROTATIONS, LOST CONTROL RESULTING IN THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES CUTTING OFF TAIL BOOM, HOUSTON, TX

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Sep
02
2022

MintAir and Jaunt Air Mobility Form Strategic Partnership and Sign eVTOL Letter of Intent for South Korean Advanced Air Mobility Market

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Incheon, Korea; Dallas, Texas/Montreal, Canada, August 29, 2022 - MintAir Co. LTD ("MintAir") signed a Letter of Intent with Jaunt Air Mobility LLC ("Jaunt") to form a strategic partnership and purchase Jaunt Journey electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. MintAir has agreed to order up to 40 of Jaunt's aircraft to bring air mobility services to the Korean markets. MintAir will serve as Jaunt’s exclusive Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) partner in the Korean market.  

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Tags: eVTOL Jaunt Air Mobility MintAir
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Sep
02
2022

Helicopter Association International Participates in Utah Aviation Workforce Development Roundtable

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Alexandria, Va. – As part of an ongoing program to address the shortage of helicopter pilots and maintenance professionals, Helicopter Association International (HAI) participated in an Aviation Workforce Development Roundtable in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Sep
02
2022

SOUTHEAST AEROSPACE RECEIVES FAA STC FOR BELL 407 HELICOPTER OPERATOR STATION

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Southeast Aerospace, Inc. (SEA), a leading Aerospace Solutions company, receives Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) number SR04546AT for the installation of their SEA special mission operator station in the Bell 407 helicopter.

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Tags: Bell 407 Bell Flight FAA SEA Southeast Aerospace
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Sep
02
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: MEDFORD, OR

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AIRCRAFT LOST LOAD DURING LOGGING ACTIVITY AND MADE A FORCED LANDING, MEDFORD, OR

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Sep
02
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: San Isidro, TX

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NTSB Preliminary Report: San Isidro, TX

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Sep
02
2022

NTSB Final Report: Mentone, TX

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The flight was operated for the purpose of gathering cattle. The pilot departed from a temporary staging area and completed multiple passes in the area over an approximate 1 hour and 40-minute period. Ground support personnel observed the helicopter six times during that time; however, there were no witnesses to the accident. The helicopter wreckage was located near a set of powerlines in an area of low brush. One power transmission line was separated and draped over the intact lin

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Sep
06
2022

G2 Aviation Converts Utility AS 350B2 into a Luxury VIP Transport

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Saint-Hubert, Quebec – September 6, 2022): G2 Aviation, a Transport Canada-approved Aircraft Maintenance Organization (AMO), has converted a utility-configured AS 350B2 into a luxury private VIP helicopter and delivered it to Helicraft for VIP transport and tours.

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Sep
06
2022

DRF Luftrettung Academy expands portfolio | First trainee pilots start training as professional helicopter pilots

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Initial professional helicopter pilot training at DRF Luftrettung has kicked off: the DRF Luftrettung Academy is expanding its portfolio and thus completing the range of services offered by its flight school. The first seven trainee pilots were welcomed to the DRF Luftrettung Operation Center on September 1st as part of a fly-in of the training machine, a Robinson R44 Raven II.

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Sep
06
2022

GPMS Announces John Byus as Director of Sales for the Americas

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Waterbury, VT – September 6, 2022 – GPMS, provider of the helicopter industry’s most advanced Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) known as Foresight MX, announced today that rotorcraft industry veteran, John Byus, has joined the company’s sales organization as the Director of Sales – Americas. His responsibilities will include expanding the Foresight customer base throughout the Americas and working with fleet operators to develop specialized solutions to address the intricate needs of their programs.  

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Sep
06
2022

Boeing Demonstrates Open Autonomy Architecture for Manned-Unmanned Teaming with MQ-25

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ST. LOUIS, Sept. 6, 2022 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] has digitally demonstrated a new open autonomy architecture for MQ-25 that will allow the U.S. Navy to increase mission effectiveness by integrating manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T) capability at speed and scale.

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Sep
06
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: MOUNT BALDY, CA

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AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED LOSS OF POWER PRECEDING A HARD LANDING AND FLIPPED ON ITS SIDE, MOUNT BALDY, CA

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Sep
06
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: UPPER MOUNT BETHEL, PA

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AIRCRAFT STRUCK HIGH TENSION WIRES WHILE LANDING IN A FIELD, UPPER MOUNT BETHEL, PA.

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Sep
07
2022

IBAMA introduces the SLING DRAGON into Aerial Firefighting Strategy

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Delta, BC, Canada – IBAMA (Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources) conducts a large and comprehensive annual Forest Firefighting Training program held in Brazil’s capital city of Brasilia at the National Park and includes both theory and practical elements. This year’s training program introduced SEI’s SLING DRAGON, an important device for the integrated management of controlled burns. The SLING DRAGON went through extensive testing and received Technical Release in time to train IBAMA pilots with the new aerial ignition equipment. IBAMA’s three SLING DRAGON units are the first to be used in South America.

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Sep
07
2022

Airbus and HeliDax sign first HCare Classics support contract to cover fleet of 36 H120s

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Marignane, 7 September 2022 – French helicopter operator HeliDax and Airbus Helicopters have signed the first-ever HCare Classics support contract to optimise the availability of HeliDax’s H120 fleet. HCare Classics is Airbus’ new support package entirely dedicated to meeting the support needs of the company’s out-of-production legacy helicopters.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters H120 HCare Classics HeliDax
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Sep
07
2022

Airbus partners with Hiratagakuen to test future eVTOL flight routes and concept of operations in the Kansai region

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Osaka, 7 September 2022 – Airbus is partnering with Japanese helicopter operator Hiratagakuen to develop advanced air mobility services in the Kansai region and beyond. This is a key addition to the company’s strong regional footprint and growing international network to pioneer the future of mobility.

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Sep
07
2022

Aero-Asahi has purchased a H145/BK-117 D3 FTD Level 5 simulator to Entrol

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In collaboration with ANA Trading Corp, Entrol has installed a H145/BK-117 D3 FTD Level 5 simulator in Japan for Aero Asahi, one of the biggest helicopter operators in Japan.

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Sep
07
2022

NTSB Final Report: Mehama, OR

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On July 17, 2020, about 0854 Pacific daylight time, a Hiller UH-12D helicopter, N2297W, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Mehama, Oregon. The pilot was fatally injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight.

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Sep
08
2022

AEM Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer, Gord Gooding

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Kelowna, BC,  – Canadian avionics manufacturer, Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing (AEM) Corp. announces the appointment of Gord Gooding as Chief Financial Officer at its Canadian headquarters in Kelowna, BC.

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Sep
09
2022

MD Helicopters Announces New Ownership and Leadership

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Mesa, Arizona, September 9, 2022 – MD Helicopters, LLC (MDH) is pleased to announce new ownership and leadership. An investment consortium led by MBIA Insurance Corp., Bardin Hill, and MB Global Partners has acquired the company and established new leadership.  

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Sep
09
2022

Lockheed Martin, AT&T Demonstrate 5G High Speed Transfer Of Black Hawk Data To 5G.MIL® Pilot Network

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STRATFORD, Conn., Sept. 9, 2022 – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and AT&T* securely and rapidly transferred UH-60M Black Hawk health and usage data through an AT&T 5G private cellular network and Lockheed Martin’s 5G.MIL® multi-site pilot network in a test conducted Aug. 4 at Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky headquarters in Stratford, Connecticut. The test demonstrated that wireless 5G technologies on the flight line can support accelerated maintenance operations and improved aircraft readiness to support our service members. It also proved highly secure interoperability between the AT&T millimeter wave 5G private cellular network and the 5G.MIL pilot network.

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Tags: AT&T Black Hawk Lockheed Martin UH-60M
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Sep
09
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Beardsley, MN

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NTSB Preliminary Report: Beardsley, MN

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Sep
09
2022

NTSB Final Report: Azusa, CA

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The pilot of the helicopter stated that, while maneuvering around the area looking for a suitable landing site, a dirt turnout alongside a road was selected. A tree was noted on the edge of the turnout. An approach was initiated to the site and expected brownout was encountered. About 5 ft above ground, the pilot heard the crewmember in the back of the helicopter call out “hold.” The pilot arrested the descent and came to a hover. Within seconds the asphalt roadway reference was obscured by the brownout and he lost visual reference. He announced, “lost visual” and started to climb, which was his last recollection before regaining consciousness.

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Sep
09
2022

Spectrum Aeromed Introduces New President

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FARGO, ND —Chase McCown has been named President of Spectrum Aeromed, the company announced Thursday. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, McCown comes to Spectrum Aeromed a proven leader in aerospace industry operations. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and holds Master’s degrees in both Systems Engineering and National Security & Strategic Studies. McCown is a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Air Force Aircraft Maintenance Officer Course, ranking first in his class.

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Tags: Spectrum Aeromed US Air Force
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Sep
12
2022

Safran contract renewed for U.S. Army UH-72 Lakota engine support

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Safran Helicopter Engines has signed an agreement with Airbus Helicopters to continue supporting Arriel engines powering the U.S. Army UH-72 Lakota helicopter fleet. This contract formalizes a Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and service agreement supporting  over 900 Arriel 1E2 and Arriel 2E engines, operated by the U.S. Army on its UH-72A and UH-72B.

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Tags: Army Arriel Engines Safran UH-72 US Army
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Sep
13
2022

Entrol moves forward with the environmental improvement project entrolZERO

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In entrol, we have made a serious commitment to sustainability by reducing the CO2 emissions of our actions, and we have set the goal of 0 emissions by 2025, contributing to the worldwide objectives for environmentally sustainable development.

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Sep
13
2022

Genesys Aerosystems Receives EASA Certification Approval for HeliSAS® Autopilot for Bell 505 Helicopter

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Mineral Wells, TX (Sept 12, 2022) – Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog Inc. company, announced today that it has received full EASA certification approval for the HeliSAS® Autopilot and Stability Augmentation System on the Bell 505 platform. The EASA approval covers both 2-axis and 3-axis configurations.

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Tags: Bell 505 Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS
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