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Jan
23
2023

FAA Issues Fact Sheet on State and Local UAS Laws

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The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) new fact sheet on state and local regulation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) provides information for states and municipalities considering laws or regulations addressing UAS use. The document outlines FAA's safety reasons for federal oversight of aviation and airspace, and explains federal responsibility in this area.

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Jan
23
2023

NTSB Final Report: Wingate, NC

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On May 2, 2021, at 1318 eastern daylight time, a Robinson R-44 helicopter, N4528T, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Wingate, North Carolina. 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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Jan
24
2023

Peter Behr Joins Schweizer Team as Senior Sales Representative for Europe and the United Kingdom

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Ft Worth, Texas (January 24, 2023) – Schweizer is pleased to announce Peter Behr has joined the helicopter manufacturer as Senior Sales Representative for Europe and the U.K. Based in Germany, Behr is responsible for providing current and new Schweizer customers long-term, personalized Schweizer support by overseeing aircraft sales, parts sales and service, and tailor-made solutions.

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Jan
24
2023

Guardia di Finanza’s first newly-configured AW169M delivered

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Rome, 24/01/2023 – Leonardo and Guardia di Finanza (Italy’s Police Force with general capability in economic and financial matters as well as the only maritime Police Force in Italy) celebrated today the delivery of the operator’s first AW169M light-intermediate twin engine helicopter in a special configuration featuring skids. The handover was performed at Leonardo’s Vergiate assembly line (Varese) during an official ceremony in presence of representatives from the customer and the company. 

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Jan
25
2023

Heli-One Norway Supports Leonardo For AW101 Helicopter Maintenance

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Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has recently been contracted by Leonardo to support the fleet of AW101 SAR Queen helicopters operated by the Royal Norwegian Air Force. Personnel from Heli-One’s Stavanger facility will be working with Leonardo staff to perform line maintenance, increasing the amount of trained personnel available to support the new fleet.

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Tags: AW101 Heli-One SAR
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Jan
25
2023

Airbus Helicopters performed steadily in a complex 2022

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Marignane, 25 January 2023 – In 2022, Airbus Helicopters logged 374 gross orders (net: 362), highlighting the ongoing market recovery with an impressive 216 light single engine helicopters sold. Deliveries increased from 338 in 2021 to 344 in 2022, contributing to Airbus Helicopters’ preliminary 52% share of the civil and parapublic market . Airbus’ helicopter fleet flight hours are now back to pre-COVID 2019 levels.

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Jan
25
2023

NTSB Final Report: St Thomas, Caribbean Sea

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On February 15, 2021, about 1514 Atlantic standard time, a Bell 206B-III, N13AT, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The pilot and three passengers were fatally injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 sightseeing flight.

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Jan
25
2023

Surf Life Saving Queensland purchases the first Entrol H14 FTD Level 5 simulator in Australia

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Entrol will install the device based on the Bell 429 by mid-2023 in Surf Life Saving Queensland's base in Archerfield Airport, on the eastern coast of Australia.

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Jan
26
2023

Leonardo and Safran partner for AW09 single-engine helicopter propulsion system

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Leonardo and Safran Helicopter Engines announced today they have joined forces to further enhance the capabilities and competitiveness of the next generation AW09 single-engine helicopter. The production aircraft will feature the 1,000 shp class of power Arriel 2K engine, the newest generation of the Arriel family. 

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Tags: Arriel 2K Engine AW09 Leonardo Safran Helicopter Engines
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Jan
26
2023

HILLSBORO AVIATION CEO MAX LYONS HONORED AT 20TH ANNUAL LIVING LEGENDS OF AVIATION AWARDS

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HILLSBORO, OREGON: Max Lyons, owner and CEO of Hillsboro Aviation, was honored at the 20th annual Living Legends of Aviation awards event in Los Angeles last week. Lyons received the Elling Halvorson Vertical Flight Hall of Fame Award, which honors individuals who have had a major impact on the world of vertical flight.

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Jan
26
2023

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Sweet Home, OR

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AIRCRAFT, SWEET HOME, OR: N202WM, KMAX, ROLLED OVER DURING LANDING WHILE CONDUCTING LOGGING OPERATIONS APPROX 20 E OF SWEET HOME. POB: 1, INJURIES: NONE, DAMAGE: SUBSTANTIAL. 01/24/2023 2100Z

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Jan
26
2023

NTSB Final Report: Las Vegas, NV

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On October 23, 2019, at 1553 mountain standard time, a Robinson R44 II Raven, N225JM, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Las Vegas, Nevada. The airline transport pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

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Jan
26
2023

Search and Rescue: Our support during extreme flooding in the Kimberley, Western Australia January 23, 2023

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The PHI Aviation team based in Western Australia undertook an extensive search and rescue (SAR) operation over nine days in early January, rescuing a total of 134 people – including two babies.

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Jan
27
2023

CITY OF NEODESHA PARTNERS WITH AIR METHODS TO BETTER SERVE RESIDENTS IN NEED OF AIR MEDICAL TRANSPORT

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NEODESHA, KS– The City of Neodesha recently announced they have entered into a one-call agreement with Air Methods to provide emergency air transport services to residents in need. Through this partnership, Air Methods will be the primary air transport service utilized by residents, whether they are being transported from local hospitals or require direct from scene air transport.

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Jan
27
2023

NTSB Final Report: Moab, UT

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The pilot reported that, he was initiating a landing to a ledge. As the landing skids contacted the ground, the pilot felt the helicopter settle tail first. Startled by this, he abruptly raised the collective, unaware that he was holding forward cyclic input. As power was applied, the rear skids lifted off the ground first, creating a nose low attitude. The helicopter subsequently rolled over onto its right side substantially damaging the fuselage. 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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