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Nov
08
2022

Collins Aerospace and HAIG sign agreement for additional shipsets on HAIG Helicopters

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ZHUHAI, CHINA (Nov 8, 2022) – Collins Aerospace and AVIC Harbin Aircraft Industries Corporation (HAIG) today announced a contract signing for seven additional shipsets for the HAIG AC312 series of helicopters. This is an extension of a long-term contract signed in 2015 for 100 shipsets.

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Nov
08
2022

NTSB Final Report: Auburn, WA

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The flight instructor was providing initial flight training to the student. After completing hover and pattern work, they transitioned to a raised grass helicopter practice pad on the airport.

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Nov
08
2022

Pratt & Whitney Canada Designated Maintenance Facility COHC to Add Three New Helicopter Engines to its Service Capabilities

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Zuhair, China, November 8, 2022 - Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, announced that Shenzhen-based CITIC Offshore Helicopter Co., Ltd. (COHC) is expanding the scope of its designated maintenance services to provide line maintenance and mobile repair team support for the PW206B2 and PW206B3 engines that power Airbus H135B2/B3 helicopters, and the PW206C that powers the Leonardo AW109.

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Nov
09
2022

COPTERSAFETY’S FULL FLIGHT SIMULATORS QUALIFIED TO LEVEL-D BY FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA).

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In October 2022, Coptersafety’s H145 D-2, CAE AW139, and TRU AW139 full-flight simulators were qualified to Level-D by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Simulator Program (NSP). A Level-D qualification is only assigned to full-flight simulators that meet the highest standards by the FAA.

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Nov
09
2022

Advanced Aircraft Company Awarded AFWERX SBIR Phase II Contract To Continue Development of Next Generation Tactical UAS

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Hampton, VA - November 9, 2022 - Advanced Aircraft Company (AAC), a developer and manufacturer of distributed electric propulsion tilt-wing and multi-rotor uncrewed aircraft systems for defense applications, today announced it has been selected by AFWERX for an SBIR Phase II contract focused on the further development to investigate its potential to fill capability gaps in the Department of the Air Force (DAF).  This contract will enable AAC to continue the development of its highly versatile Hybrid Advanced Multi-Rotor (HAMR) Uncrewed Aerial System (UAS) for the United States Air Force. 

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Nov
09
2022

USHST Searching for Next Industry Co-Chair

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Alexandria, Va. (9 November 2022) – The USHST is looking for a volunteer industry co-chair to steer ongoing work to reduce and ultimately eliminate fatal US civil helicopter accidents. Joining efforts with a government co-chair, a 12-member steering committee, 18 work group leaders, and over 100 team volunteers, the future co-chair will have plenty of support.

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Nov
09
2022

AW169 helicopter’s mission capabilities and configuration options expanded with skid and Advanced SAR Mode certifications

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The AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopter’s operational capabilities and configuration options grow further with the recent EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) certification of the skid undercarriage and unique IFR, single pilot, Advanced Search and Rescue (SAR) Modes. These latest achievements follow additional enhancements, such as the introduction of the Phase 8 core avionics software release combined with HTAWS (Helicopter terrain Awareness Warning System) Offshore Modes. 

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Nov
09
2022

HeliService appointed as a Leonardo Excellent Service Centre to further boost helicopter support services in Germany and in Europe

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Leonardo is delivering on its strategy to strengthen the level of support and maintenance services offered to its customer base in Germany and Europe through the appointment of HeliService international GmbH (HeliService) as an Excellent Service Centre. The ‘Excellent’ ranking is assigned to selected Service Centres focused on maintaining third party fleets with the largest scope of service capabilities, while guaranteeing Leonardo’s customers stringent expectations continue to be met and specific market requirements are considered.

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Nov
09
2022

Blueberry Aviation is proud to announce its EVTOL partner Dufour Aerospace reached an agreement with Spright, Air Methods’ state of the art critical medical drone program.

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Spright has placed an order for up to 140 Aero2 products, The companies are simultaneously entering a product development cooperation agreement and Spright will assist Aero2’s FAA certification process and provide maintenance and training facilities in North America.

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Nov
09
2022

Swiss Helicopter signs HCare Classics avionics upgrade for their H120 helicopters

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Cologne, 9 November 2022 – Swiss Helicopter has signed an agreement to upgrade the avionics systems for their H120 helicopters. The new avionics will modernise the aircraft, provide new safety and performance functionalities and equip it with a more digitally-connected system. This upgrade is one of the continuous improvement programmes offered in the new HCare Classics package – a suite of flexible services dedicated to out-of-production aircraft.

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Nov
10
2022

BELL ANNOUNCES SIGNED PURCHASE AGREEMENTS FOR FOUR BELL 505 AIRCRAFT AND ONE BELL 505 DELIVERY IN THE BALTIC REGION

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Cologne, Germany (09 November 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the signed purchase agreements for four Bell 505s and one Bell 505 delivery in the Baltic region. The signings took place during European Rotors 2022 at the Bell booth.

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Nov
10
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Greenville, IL

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On November 2, 2022, about 2014 central daylight time, a Bell 206B helicopter, N61KH, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Greenville, Illinois. The pilot and one passenger sustained minor injuries and one passenger sustained no injury. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 business flight.

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Nov
11
2022

Yellowhead Helicopters Selects TracPlus for Next-Gen Helicopter Tracking and Safety

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British Columbia-based Yellowhead Helicopters has selected TracPlus for their Next-Generation helicopter tracking, and common operating picture requirements. TracPlus’ comprehensive solution will increase Yellowhead’s aircraft safety by providing up to an 8x increase in the real-time position reporting as well as making data and insights more accessible throughout the operation.

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Nov
11
2022

Yellowhead Helicopters Selects TracPlus for Next-Gen Helicopter Tracking and Safety

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British Columbia-based Yellowhead Helicopters has selected TracPlus for their Next-Generation helicopter tracking, and common operating picture requirements. TracPlus’ comprehensive solution will increase Yellowhead’s aircraft safety by providing up to an 8x increase in the real-time position reporting as well as making data and insights more accessible throughout the operation.

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Nov
11
2022

Kuwait International Aircraft Leasing takes delivery of Third Bell 429

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Kingdom of Kuwait -Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, recently delivered a Bell 429 helicopter to Kuwait International Aircraft Leasing (KIAL), which will be used by the Ministry of Health (MOH) for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS). This marks the third 429 HEMS delivery in the country.

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Nov
11
2022

Bell Announces Purchase Agreement for Third HEMS Bell 429 to Air Zermatt

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Cologne, Germany - Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a signed purchase agreement for a Bell 429 to Air Zermatt. This marks the third Bell HEMS-configured aircraft to operate in the Swiss transportation and rescue company’s active fleet.

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Nov
11
2022

EUROPEAN ROTORS Concludes Successful Second Edition, Looks Forward to 2023 Madrid Show

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Cologne, Germany (Nov. 11, 2022) – The second EUROPEAN ROTORS has ended in Cologne, Germany, following four lively days of business deals, networking, training, and reconnecting with colleagues. The European Helicopter Association (EHA) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) produced the VTOL show and safety conference with service and support from Helicopter Association International (HAI).

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Nov
11
2022

SUMMIT AVIATION CELEBRATES ITS MOVE TO GREENSBORO

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Greensboro, North Carolina, November 10, 2022 – Summit Aviation Inc., a Greenwich AeroGroup Co., held a ribbon cutting to celebrate its new location in Greensboro. Summit Aviation Manufacturing was formed in 2014 when Greenwich AeroGroup retained the manufacturing side of then-owned Atlantic Aero upon its divestiture to Landmark Aviation.

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Nov
14
2022

HELICOPTER PIONEER FRANK ROBINSON PASSES

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Torrance, CA  — On November 12, 2022 Robinson Helicopter Company bid a final farewell to its founder, Frank Robinson. Robinson, 92, passed away peacefully at his Rolling Hills, California home.

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Nov
14
2022

HAI Marks the Passing of Helicopter Pioneer Frank Robinson

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Alexandria, Va. (November 14, 2022) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Frank Robinson, founder of Robinson Helicopter Company. Born in 1930, Frank passed away on November 12, 2022, at his California home.

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Nov
14
2022

Boeing Delivers 20th CH-47F Chinook to the Royal Netherlands Air Force

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PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 14, 2022 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered the 20th CH-47F Chinook to the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF), concluding the country’s latest fleet update. “Our continuing partnership with the Royal Netherlands Air Force exemplifies the value of a modern and versatile Chinook fleet,” said Ken Eland, vice president and H-47 program manager. “These state-of-the art aircraft will significantly improve their defense and humanitarian assistance capabilities.”

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Nov
15
2022

New Stainless Steel 4,500 Capacity Remote Cargo Hook Released

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Olympia, WA, – Mechanical Specialties, LLC has released the first of its next generation Stainless Steel remote cargo hooks. This first being released is a 4,500 lb capacity version. This is the same physical size as the model 301, 3,000 lb remote cargo hook, which has been the most popular cargo hook in the world over the last 35 years of production. The new model 450 carries on that legacy with more robust and corrosion resistant Stainless Steel construction and higher capacity. It just made a great cargo hook better!

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Nov
15
2022

Nick Nenadovic Named President of Billings Flying Service

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NOV 15, 2022, Billings, Montana: Billings Flying Service (BFS), a family-owned helicopter heavy-lift and aerial firefighting service and CH-47 Chinook MRO, is pleased to announce it has appointed Nick Nenadovic as president of the company. Nenadovic will work hand in hand with the Blain Family to develop a leadership team to drive strategic growth, build customer engagement and experience, and position the company for expanded success. 

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Nov
15
2022

Leonardo welcomes Yeovil College to Team AW149 UK as its first ‘community member’, representing skills and early career opportunities

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Yeovil, 15/11/2022 – Leonardo has expanded Team AW149 UK, the national alliance of onshore supply chain members supporting the company’s bid to provide its latest-generation military AW149 helicopter to the UK Armed Forces. Going beyond the core supply chain for the AW149, Leonardo is widening the team to include members from across its communities who will also benefit should the UK opt for a helicopter built in Yeovil, the ‘Home of British Helicopters’. Leonardo is proud to welcome Yeovil College as the first Team AW149 UK Community Member.

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Nov
18
2022

Vita Aerospace Announces UAE National Search and Rescue Center Fleet-Wide Deployment of its Cutting-Edge Vita Rescue System

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WASHINGTON, DC — Vita Aerospace (Vita) announced the fleet-wide deployment of the Vita Rescue System (VRS) to the United Arab Emirates, National Search and Rescue Center (NSRC). The UAE National Search and Rescue Center is a regional and world leader in the adoption and development of cutting-edge rescue technologies and practices. Their adoption of the Vita Rescue System marks a major milestone in Vita’s mission to transform operational safety and efficiency for a helicopter hoist rescue.

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Nov
18
2022

ASU Promotes Dan Meyer to Vice President of Sales

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(BOISE, Idaho — November 17, 2022 ) Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) announced today that ASU Senior Director of Sales Dan Meyer was promoted to Vice President of Sales. 

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Nov
18
2022

Airbus invests in climate solutions company, Carbon Engineering Ltd. to support world’s largest direct air carbon capture R&D facility

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Toulouse – Airbus invests in Carbon Engineering Ltd., a Canadian-based climate solutions company, operating the largest Direct Air Carbon Capture (DACC) Research & Development facility in the world.  

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Nov
18
2022

NATIVE AIR EXPANDS AIR MEDICAL SERVICES WITH NEW BASE IN NAVAJO COUNTY

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Show Low, AZ – Nov. 18, 2022 – Native Air expanded its wings to provide wider, extensive coverage in the Navajo County region with the opening of a new base to better serve residents and visitors of Northeastern Arizona. The new base – Native Air 18 in Show Low – increases comprehensive coverage in the area as it will focus on scene and trauma-related calls within surrounding communities assisting fire and emergency medical service (EMS) teams with improved response times.

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Nov
18
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Fort Myers, FL

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On October 8, 2022, about 1800 eastern daylight time, a Bell 505 helicopter, N5DF, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at Fort Myers, Florida. The private pilot and one passenger had serious injuries, and two passengers had minor injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

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Nov
18
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Morgan City, LA

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On October 26, 2022, about 1710 central daylight time, a Bell 407 helicopter, N34BM, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident in the Gulf of Mexico, about 25 miles south of Morgan City, Louisiana. The pilot sustained fatal injuries, and two passengers sustained serious injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 air taxi flight.

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