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Sep
28
2022

Kevin Campbell Joins Vita Inclinata As Executive Vice President of Finance

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WASHINGTON, DC, September 28, 2022 — Vita Inclinata (Vita), developer and producer of precision aerospace and industrial stabilization devices, today announced the appointment of Kevin Campbell as Executive Vice President of Finance. Campbell is an experienced financial executive with a strong mix of technical, operational, strategic, and commercial finance skills and a history of building, leading, and motivating teams in high-growth, investment-oriented businesses.

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Sep
29
2022

Bell Announces a Signed Purchase Agreement for First SUBARU Bell 412EPXs Sold in Europe

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Fort Worth, TX (Sept. 29, 2022) - Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today a signed purchase agreement for two SUBARU Bell 412EPX helicopters to the Republic of Croatia’s Ministry of Interior. This marks a significant milestone in the region as the first purchase agreement for SUBARU Bell 412 EPXs in Europe. The expected delivery date of the aircraft is October 2023.

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Oct
03
2022

Newly Minted US Flight School Chooses Guimbal Cabri G2

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Warsaw, MO – Charles Beesley and his family are pleased to announce the Guimbal Cabri G2 as the primary training platform for Icarus Aviation located at Warsaw Municipal Airport in Missouri. According to Beesley, founder and owner of Icarus, “the initial focus of Icarus will be helicopter flight training, but we plan to become an aviation academy with fixed wing training, in house maintenance, and an FAA Part 141 certificate. For us there was never any other option then the Cabri; Its safety, modern cockpit, and economical value made it a no-brainer.”

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Oct
03
2022

FreeFlight Systems TSO’d TERRAIN Series RADALTs to be implemented on Helicopter Institute’s diverse training fleet

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DALLAS, TX, October 3, 2022 – FreeFlight Systems, a NextGen aviation leader specializing in avionics design, development, and manufacturing, today announced that Helicopter Institute, an industry-leading OEM-alternative pilot training provider, has selected FreeFlight Systems’ TERRAIN Series radar altimeters for their fleet of Bell 206, Bell 407, Bell 505, Airbus AS350, MD500, MD600, and Robinson R44 aircraft.

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Tags: A350 Airbus Airbus Helicopters Bell Bell 206 Bell 407 Bell 505 Bell Flight Free Flight Systems FreeFlight MD500 MD600 NextGen R44 Robinson
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Oct
03
2022

Boeing Donates $2 Million to Support Hurricane Ian Recovery and Relief Efforts

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ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) is committing $2 million to assist with on the ground disaster recovery and relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, the company announced. This includes a $750,000 donation to the Volunteer Florida Foundation, the state's lead agency for volunteer and national service that directly manages the Florida Disaster Relief fund.

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Oct
03
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: NASHVILLE, TN

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AIRCRAFT WHILE HOVERING ROLLED ON ITS SIDE FOR UNKNOWN REASONS, NASHVILLE, TN.

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Oct
03
2022

NTSB Final Report: Maynard, IA

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The pilot reported that during an aerial application flight in a helicopter, he experienced a gust of wind that caused the nose of the helicopter to dip and lose altitude, which resulted in an impact with a powerline and substantial damage to the tailboom. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.

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Oct
05
2022

PAC International provides decades of service to PA State Police

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05 OCT 2022 ­– Mount Pleasant, PA - PAC International has been providing full-service support to the Pennsylvania State Police Aviation Section for over three decades and looks to continue this service long into the future.

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Oct
05
2022

Guardian Helicopters Inc. Achieves IS-BAO Registration

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Fillmore, California – October 5, 2022 – Guardian Helicopters Inc (GHI), a leading utility FAA 135/133/137 helicopter services business in southern California, announced its operation has achieved Stage 1 registration for the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO). 

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Oct
05
2022

FAA Seeks Additional Administrators for Recreational Drone Test

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today opened the second application period for entities interested in serving as administrators for The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST). Potential test administrators must submit their applications by Nov. 11, 2022.

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Oct
05
2022

FAA Certifies NVG-Compatible Cockpit for R66 Police Helicopter

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Torrance, CA (5 October 2022) — On September 30th, Robinson received FAA certification for its Night Vision Google (NVG) compatible configuration on its R66 Police helicopter. For NVG compatibility, the helicopter’s interior and exterior lighting along with the aircraft’s instruments and avionics were evaluated to certify the helicopter for operation day or night with or without the use of NVGs.

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Oct
05
2022

NTSB Final Report: Houston, TX

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On May 2, 2020, about 0203 central daylight time, a MD 369E helicopter, N8375F, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Houston, Texas. The pilot sustained serious injuries, and the tactical flight officer sustained fatal injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 public aircraft flight.  

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Oct
06
2022

U.S. Army Orders Additional Enhanced CH-47F Block II Chinooks

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PHILADELPHIA —The U.S. Army is continuing to modernize its heavy-lift helicopter fleet with an order for two more Boeing [NYSE: BA] CH-47F Block II Chinooks and long lead funding for additional aircraft.

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Oct
06
2022

NTSB Final Report: Dardanelle, CA

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On August 25, 2018, about 1545 Pacific daylight time, a Bell 212 helicopter, N512TA, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Dardanelle, California. The pilot was seriously injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 133 external load flight.

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Oct
07
2022

Vertical Aviation Safety Team Concludes Inaugural Global Safety Conference

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Hurst, TX. (07 October 2022) – The inaugural edition of the Vertical Aviation Safety Team (VAST) Global Conference has concluded in Hurst, Texas, USA, with solid reviews from attendees and presenters. The three-day event, which ran Oct. 4–6, 2022, focused on collaborative efforts to improve safety across all segments of the international VTOL aviation industry, including flight operations, maintenance, and—for the first time—advanced air mobility.

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Oct
07
2022

L3HARRIS’ NEXT-GENERATION WESCAM MX™ LAND SIGHTS TO HELP US ARMY SOLDIERS SPOT MANNED AND UNMANNED THREATS SOONER

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MELBOURNE, Fla. — L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) is providing 57 WESCAM MX-GCS sighting systems to help U.S. Army soldiers spot manned and unmanned threats sooner than ever before possible. 

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Oct
07
2022

Airbus and Korea Aerospace Industries deliver first Light Civil Helicopter

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Sacheon, 7 October 2022 – Airbus Helicopters and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) have delivered the first Light Civil Helicopter (LCH) to a local operator, Gloria Aviation, following certification in September this year. Entering service in an emergency medical services configuration in December this year, this helicopter will be deployed to support critical life-saving missions in Jeju.

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Oct
10
2022

Joint General Aviation Industry Statement Regarding EPA Proposed Endangerment Finding for Lead Emissions from Piston Aircraft

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The general aviation industry and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have a shared goal to rid lead from all aviation fuel used for piston-powered aircraft no later than 2030. The FAA and industry have come together under the EAGLE (Eliminate Aviation Gasoline Lead Emissions) banner to see this mission realized.

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Oct
10
2022

HEC DUAL CARGO HOOK SYSTEM INSTALLATION ON MD 600N GETS FAA STC

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Olympia, WA, September 27, 2022 – Mechanical Specialties, LLC has received revised FAA STC SR02713SE for the HEC Dual Cargo System for the MD Helicopters model 600N. “HELIUS LLC, has been a loyal cargo hook customer for years. We really appreciate all the help and patience during the certification process of the MD 600 HEC system. It is a far superior product than anything else on the market and was designed by operators, for operators. We are pleased to already have three kits on the way to them now!”

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Tags: MD Helicopters Mechanical Specialties
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Oct
10
2022

L3HARRIS BEGINS DELIVERING WESCAM MX™-SERIES IMAGING SYSTEMS FOR US SPECIAL OPERATIONS AVIATORS

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MELBOURNE, Fla. — L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) has begun delivering its WESCAM MX™-10 and WESCAM MX™-15 electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) and laser designator sensor systems to USSOCOM’s Special Operations aviators.

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Oct
10
2022

Skills and open innovation: young researchers compete in the Leonardo Drone Contest

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The Leonardo Drone Contest 2022 edition is at the starting line. Six Italian universities will compete to the design of prototypes for a drone capable of flying autonomously and without a navigation system using artificial Intelligence.

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Oct
10
2022

LIFENET ARIZONA RETURNS TO COCHISE COUNTY

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Willcox, AZ – Lighting the engines and lifting the tires, LifeNet in Willcox, AZ is proud to be serving Cochise County and beyond. LifeNet 8, a part of Air Methods – the leading air medical service provider in the United States, served the Willcox community for more than 20 years and is ecstatic to return to the area.

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Oct
11
2022

KAMAN SELECTED TO BUILD CARGO UAS PROTOTYPE FOR U.S. MARINES

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BLOOMFIELD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 10, 2022– Kaman Air Vehicles, a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) announced today that they have been selected to build a logistics UAS prototype for the United States Marine Corps. Kaman will build a funded military version of its KARGO UAV, a purpose-built autonomous medium-lift logistics vehicle. KARGO UAV carries up to 800 pounds of payload and is designed to operate in austere environments.

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Oct
11
2022

Sikorsky Continues Progress On RAIDER X® Helicopter For U.S. Army

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STRATFORD, Conn., Oct. 10, 2022 – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) is completing early tests toward a safe flight test program for the RAIDER X® competitive prototype it is building for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program.

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Tags: Army Lockheed Martin RAIDER X Sikorsky US Army
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Oct
11
2022

NTSB Final Report: Deer Valley, AZ

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The pilot of the helicopter reported that, he was on the ramp with the engine running to accomplish a rapid refuel. The fueler was attempting to attach the grounding cable to the helicopter and due to the cable not locking, he maneuvered the cable up and down, which then contacted the main rotor blades. The pilot reported he felt a “violent jolt” and immediately shut the engine down. The fueler’s hands were seriously injured. The main rotor blades were substantially damaged. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.

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Oct
12
2022

Former Executive Director, Air National Guard, Daniel Bishop Joins Vita Inclinata As Aerospace Advisor

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WASHINGTON, DC, — Vita Inclinata (Vita), developer and producer of precision aerospace and industrial stabilization devices, today announced Daniel Bishop has joined the company’s Aerospace Advisory Board. Bishop will leverage decades of Pentagon and the United States Air Force experience to strengthen ties across the DoD and federal agencies and increase Vita’s national and international footprint.

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Oct
12
2022

Entrol presents the H64, based on the Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane Helicopter

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Entrol launches a brand new FTD simulator based on the Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane. The first unit of this model is the first FTD Level 2 based on the Sikorsky S-64 in the world. This helicopter is being used worldwide for firefighting purposes due to its high capacity and quick water refilling ability, making it one of the best firefighting helicopters in the market. It can also be used in civil protection, heavy lift construction or timber harvesting.

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Oct
12
2022

Bell Announces First Bell 505 Delivery to Greece

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Prague, Czech Republic (Oct. 10, 2022) - Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the delivery of the first Bell 505 to a customer in Greece. The aircraft was delivered in August at the Bell Prague Service Center. The aircraft is privately owned and will be operated by Bellavia Ltd. for commercial flights throughout the mainland and islands of Greece for business, VIP, leisure and charter flights. Bellavia will operate and maintain the aircraft under its organization certifications with pilots and technicians trained at the Bell Training Academy.

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Oct
12
2022

Delta, Joby Aviation Partner to Pioneer Home-To-Airport Transportation to Customers

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Joby to operate all-electric, vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, enabling fast, quiet, sustainable, city-to-airport service by air; Delta to make upfront equity investment of $60 million in Joby, with total investment of up to $200 million possible as further milestones are achieved; Initial launch, anticipated to be first eVTOL service to market, will target New York and Los Angeles, building on years of Delta investments in those cities; The partnership will deliver a premium, differentiated service for Delta customers alongside Joby’s standard airport service

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Oct
12
2022

Sikorsky Delivers S-92® Helicopter To Korea Coast Guard

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.,  - The Korea Coast Guard accepted the delivery on Sept. 30 of its third S-92® search and rescue helicopter built by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT).

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Tags: Korea Coast Guard Lockheed Martin S-92 Sikorksy
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