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Oct
28
2022

Keystone Turbine Services Announces Fully Certified Rolls-Royce RR300 Dual Testing Capability

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Atlanta, GA –  – Atlanta-based Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the Worldwide Aerospace and Defense industries, is pleased to announce subsidiary Keystone Turbine Services (KTS), a PAG Company located in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, has further expanded their partnership with Rolls-Royce by successfully correlating and certifying both of their all-digital engine test cells to now support the complete RR300 series of gas turbine engines.

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Oct
28
2022

Mustang Helicopters & XL Aero Introduce AS350/AS355 Side Pull System

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XL Aerospace (www.xlaero.ca), an industry leading provider of innovative aviation engineering, repair and manufacturing solutions to the aviation operations and maintenance sectors announces it has collaborated with Mustang Helicopters (Mustang - www.mustanghelicopters.com), a prominent Canadian utility sector and Airbus AS350/AS355 helicopter operator, to develop a new Transport Canada Supplemental Type Certified Side Pull system for the Airbus AS350 and AS355 model helicopters (STC#: SH22-19 / Onboard System’s Swing Suspension Systems IAW STC#: SR01164SE for AS350 models or per FAA STC#: SR01424SE for AS355 models.)

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Oct
28
2022

Delivery of the first two H135s to the Spanish Ministry of Interior

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Albacete, 28 October 2022 - Airbus has delivered the first two H135s to the Spanish Guardia Civil and National Police under the 36-unit contract signed with the General Directorate for Armaments and Materiel (DGAM) at the end of 2021 to supply the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Interior. The Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, and Bruno Even, CEO of Airbus Helicopters, along with Fernando Lombo, Managing Director of Airbus Helicopters in Spain, were present at the handover ceremony that took place at the Airbus plant in Albacete.

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Oct
28
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: SARASOTA, FL

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AIRCRAFT CRASHED FOR UNKNOWN REASONS NEAR A ROAD, SARASOTA, FL.

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Oct
28
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: MORGAN CITY, LA

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AIRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES 20NM OFFSHORE FROM MORGAN CITY, LA.

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Oct
31
2022

Mecaer Aviation Group to Supply Landing Gear for Urban Air Mobility Leader, Archer Aviation

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October 31, 2022, LAVAL (Canada) – Mecaer Aviation Group and Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR), a leader in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, have entered into an agreement for the design, development, qualification, and supply of landing gear for Archer’s piloted-plus-four-passenger eVTOL aircraft, Midnight. Mecaer’s extensive design expertise and its years of production experience across demanding programs were decisive factors in Archer selecting Mecaer as its partner of choice for the supply of the landing gear system.

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Oct
31
2022

NTSB Opens Public Docket for Bell 407 Air Tour Helicopter Accident Investigation

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WASHINGTON (Oct. 31, 2022) — The National Transportation Safety Board opened the public docket Monday as part of its ongoing investigation of the June 8, 2022, crash of a Bell 407 helicopter in Kalea, Hawaii.

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Nov
01
2022

Paraclete Aviation Life Support Implements Long-Term Business Plan in Key Positions

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AMTC Elevated22, Tampa FL, Paraclete Booth #1109-In fulfillment of the helmet manufacturer’s long-term business plan, Paraclete Aviation Life Support elevates the company's long-time vice president [VP], Anthony Economos as Paraclete's new president while the original president, Scott Hedges, assumes the role of VP, Product Development. As one of two original co-founders of Paraclete, Economos has held the VP position with the company since its launch in 2014.

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Nov
01
2022

GPMS Broadens Certified Installer Network to Support Canadian Operators

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Calgary, AB (Nov. 1, 2022) – In preparation for the 27th annual Helicopter Association of Canada Convention and Trade Show, GPMS International announced that it has expanded its Certified Installer Network into Canada to support the growing number of Canadian operators looking to implement modern technology like GPMS’s predictive Foresight MX HUMS. Alpine Aerotech is the first Canadian helicopter maintenance service and support company to join GPMS’s Certified Installer Network.  

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Nov
01
2022

Royal Jordanian Air Force Agrees to Purchase Bell 505s to Boost Training Capabilities

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Aqaba, Jordan (Nov. 1, 2022) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the signed agreement for the sale of 10 Bell 505 helicopters to the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) today at The Special Operations Forces Exhibition & Conference (SOFEX) in Aqaba, Jordan.

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Nov
02
2022

NAASCO ANNOUNCES RESELLER AGREEMENT WITH WHELEN AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY (WAT)

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Shirley, NY, – NAASCO, the developers of the ETR-20™ and ETR-25™ Mercury Mod™ starter generator improvements for use on helicopter, turboprop, and light jet aircraft, has established a preferred reseller agreement with Sebastian, FL based Whelen Aerospace Technology (WAT), in order to distribute their comprehensive aircraft lighting products both nationally and internationally.

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Nov
03
2022

ARGUS | North America Flight Activity

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DENVER, CO - North American business aviation flight activity remained consistent week over week for the month of October. Over the course of the month, every day of the week, excluding Saturday, averaged over 10,000 flights a day. The busiest day of the week was Thursday, averaging 12,150 flights per day.

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Nov
03
2022

Guimbal Flies in Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition

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November 3, 2022 - Microsoft Flight Simulator will introduce the Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter in the Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition coming out on November 11, 2022. The G2 has rapidly increased in popularity, both in the U.S. and across the world. “Coupled with its modern features and sleek design, the genuine interest by Guimbal and the high level of collaboration with the Microsoft Flight Simulator team allowed us to get a very accurate digital representation of this cutting-edge helicopter,” says Jorg Neumann, Head of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Nov
04
2022

Sikorsky And DARPA's Autonomous Black Hawk® Flies Logistics And Rescue Missions Without Pilots On Board

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YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz., -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have successfully demonstrated to the U.S. Army for the first time how an uninhabited Black Hawk helicopter flying autonomously can safely and reliably perform internal and external cargo resupply missions, and a rescue operation.

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Nov
04
2022

MD HELICOPTERS SHOWCASING CUTTING EDGE DEFENCE HELICOPTERS AT INDODEFENCE 2022

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Jakarta, Indonesia; November 2, 2022 – MD Helicopters (MDH), INDODEFENCE Booth #B231F, will proudly be attending and showcasing its MD 500E and MD 530F military helicopter lines at Indonesia’s INDODEFENCE, taking place Nov. 2-5 in Jakarta.

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Nov
04
2022

NTSB Final Report: Howe, ID

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The pilot of the helicopter reported that, while flying in mountainous terrain, he decided to land on top of a ridge for a rest break. The pilot performed a circling reconnaissance of the area before he began his descent to his intended landing spot. During the descent, the pilot felt a wind gust from behind, then the rotor rpm began to decay, and the low rotor rpm light illuminated along with the aural warning horn.

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Nov
07
2022

The next stage in Wildcat weapon training launches at RNAS Yeovilton

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Leonardo has enhanced the delivery of weapons loading training for the British Armed Forces through the introduction of a Weapons Loading System Trainer (WLST) based at the Wildcat Training Centre at the Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) in Yeovilton, Somerset.

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Nov
07
2022

The next stage in Wildcat weapon training launches at RNAS Yeovilton

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RNAS Yeovilton – Leonardo has enhanced the delivery of weapons loading training for the British Armed Forces through the introduction of a Weapons Loading System Trainer (WLST) based at the Wildcat Training Centre at the Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) in Yeovilton, Somerset.

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Nov
07
2022

BELL COMPLETES U.S. MARINE CORPS AH-1Z PROGRAM OF RECORD

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AMARILLO, Texas  – In a ceremony at the Amarillo Assembly Center, Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, celebrated the delivery of the 189th AH-1Z Viper to the U.S. Marine Corps, completing the Program of Record (POR) for the latest version of the storied H-1 platform. Bell completed the UH-1Y POR of 160 aircraft in 2018 bringing the combined H-1 POR to 349 aircraft.

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Nov
07
2022

NTSB Final Report: East Troy, WI

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While approaching to land on a support truck, the helicopter experienced a loss of engine power. The pilot attempted to autorotate to land and the helicopter experienced a hard landing. The right skid broke, and the main rotor blades struck the ground and the tail boom. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and tail boom. The pilot attributed the loss of engine power due to a possible fuel pump failure.

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Nov
07
2022

LPR Achieves 200,000 Engine Hours of Flight on Fleet of Airbus H135 Helicopters Powered by PW206B Engines

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Cologne, Germany  – Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, announced today that Polish medical air rescue service Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe (LPR) has flown 200,000 engine hours on its fleet of 27 PW206B-powered H135 helicopters from Airbus – a notable milestone that showcases the urgent care this dedicated team has provided to save lives.

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Nov
08
2022

Caverton Aviation Training Center to operate Entrol AW109 FNPT II MCC simulator

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The AW109 FNPT II MCC simulator purchased by Global Aviation Training & Maintenance (GATML) will be installed, operated, and maintained by Caverton Aviation Training Centre, which already operates an EASA certified Level D AW139 Full Flight Simulator in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Nov
08
2022

Bell Delivers First Bell 407GXi to be based in Israel

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Cologne, Germany (08 November 2022) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company today announced the delivery of the first Bell 407GXi for an Israeli customer. The aircraft was purchased by cousins Yossi and Yoav Avrahami. The aircraft acceptance took place at the Bell facility in Mirabel and is currently en route to Israel. This delivery marks the 31st country to become the home of a Bell 407GXi.

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Nov
08
2022

REBTECH signs MOU with Poland’s PGZ Group

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November 8, 2022 - Bedford, Texas - Global night vision solutions provider and industry leader, REBTECH has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) and cooperation with the optoelectronic device, night vision, and thermal imaging producer PCO, an integral part of the capital group, Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ). The MOU was signed at the 30th International Defence Industry Exhibition in Kielce, Poland on September 7th. The two companies will cooperate in developing REBTECH’s “Total Night Vision Package” that includes night vision goggle service and support, conversion of airframes to night vision compatibility as well as flight training offerings. U.S. based Night Flight Concepts and England based company, Helispeed will provide night vision training curriculums as well as aircraft flight training. 

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Nov
08
2022

EUROPEAN ROTORS 2022 opens strong, looks ahead to new 2023 venue

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Cologne, Germany, 8 November 2022— The second edition of EUROPEAN ROTORS opens this morning with a very positive outlook. The number of exhibitors has increased by 31%, ticket sales also raised significantly and the show has expanded by offering several training opportunities on Monday before the show days from 8 to 10 November.

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Nov
08
2022

SAF Aerogroup signs HCare In-Service contract for fleet of five Super Puma helicopters

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Cologne, 8 November 2022 – SAF Aerogroup has signed via its subsidiary Aero Support Force an HCare In-Service support contract to cover their fleet of four H215 family helicopters and one H225 helicopter, operated by their subsidiaries Starlite Aviation and SAF International. The HCare In-Service package has been tailored to SAF Aerogroup’s specific operational needs, providing them with parts availability by-the-hour services to optimise the fleet’s maintenance and performance. SAF Aerogroup, again via its entity Aero Support Force, has also signed a second contract to retrofit 15 of its H125 helicopters with crash-resistant fuel system (CRFS). The fleet of H125s are operated by SAF Aerogroup’s subsidiaries: SAF Hélicoptères and Helilagon.

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Nov
08
2022

The Helicopter Company signs HCare In-Service contract for fleet of 20 H145 helicopters

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Cologne, 8 November 2022 – The Helicopter Company (THC), established by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) as the first helicopter services provider licensed to operate commercial flights in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has signed an HCare In-Service contract to cover their fleet of 20 five-bladed H145 helicopters. The fleet of H145s was ordered in December 2021 and will be deployed across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS); five have been delivered and the remaining 15 are expected to be completed by the end of 2024. The HCare In-Service package has been tailored to THC’s specific operational needs, providing them with parts availability by-the-hour services to optimise the fleet’s maintenance and performance.

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Nov
08
2022

Global Helicopter Service trusts Entrol to manufacture their new Bell 412 FTD Level 3 simulator

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This Bell 412 FTD Level 3 simulator will be equipped with the latest technology Entrol has to offer, and it will increase the training capabilities GHS offers to their trainees.

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Nov
08
2022

Leonardo showcases latest helicopter capability enhancements and advanced mission training solutions at European Rotors 2022

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The exceptional showcase for the European rotary wing community is back in Germany: Leonardo will feature its latest innovations and technologies on mission capability, safety, sustainability and digitalization.

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Nov
08
2022

DRF Luftrettung orders two Airbus H145s and Connected Services package

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Cologne, At the European Rotors trade show, German Helicopter Emergency Medical Services  operator DRF Luftrettung has ordered two additional H145 helicopters and signed a contract covering the whole fleet with a tailored HDataPower pack from Airbus Helicopters’ Connected Services suite of data services.

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