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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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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
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
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

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

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

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
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
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

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

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
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
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
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
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

Preowned Single Engine Helicopter Sales Decline, Inventory Stays Low in 2022

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TORONTO - Jan. 23, 2023 -  Aero Asset's Heli Market Trends 2022 Annual Single Engine Report shows preowned helicopter sales were down 12 percent compared to 2021. The report covers single engine preowned helicopter models in production and variants, with recent retail sales activity in all configurations.

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Jan
20
2023

Sikorsky Delivers 5,000th “Hawk,” Highlights Versatility And Future Of Iconic Helicopter

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STRATFORD, Conn., Jan. 20, 2023 – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today delivered its 5,000th “Hawk” variant helicopter, a U.S. Army UH-60M Black Hawk. The iconic aircraft will continue to support medium-lift requirements for the U.S. military and international operators for decades into the future.

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Jan
19
2023

Leonardo and the Italian Secretariat General of Defence/National Armaments Directorate sign AW169M LUH Contract for Austria to exercise options for additional helicopters

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Leonardo and the Directorate for Air Armaments and Airworthiness of the Italian Secretariat General of Defence/National Armaments Directorate signed yesterday the Acquisition Contract for the supply of an additional 18 AW169M Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) to the Austrian Ministry of Defence. The contract, valued at 304 million EUR, was signed following the Italy-Austria Government-to-Government (G2G) Agreement amendment signed in December 2022, through which Austria is exercising options for these additional units, providing further evidence of its confidence in the selected platform. 

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Jan
19
2023

Regulus Cyber launches Ring – a revolutionary, next-gen counter-drone/ UAS system using unique GNSS manipulation

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19 January 2023. Regulus Cyber - a leading expert in software-based GPS/ GNSS security - is launching the first fully-operational, small-form-factor counter-UAS system using unique GNSS manipulation technology to defeat all UAS threats, including swarms, multi-direction attacks, dark drones, manually-piloted drones and 4G/5G drones.

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Jan
18
2023

KAMAN ANNOUNCES NEXT TRANSFORMATIONAL STEPS TO OPTIMIZE COST STRUCTURE AND FOCUS ON HIGHEST GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES

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BLOOMFIELD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 18, 2023– Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN) (the “Company”) today announced the next phase in its portfolio reshaping efforts to optimize its cost structure, focus resources on the most compelling growth opportunities, improve financial performance and position Kaman to deliver sustainable shareholder value.

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Jan
17
2023

EUROPEAN ROTORS 2023 Coming to Madrid Later This Year

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One of the most dynamic business-to-business trade shows celebrating the European vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) industry is coming to Madrid November 28–30, 2023. Thousands of vertical flight professionals will gather for the third annual EUROPEAN ROTORS show to conduct business worth millions of Euros.

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Jan
17
2023

Whirly-Girls International Reveal 2023 Scholarship Recipients

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Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund Inc., a non-profit, educational, and charitable organization dedicated to advancing women in the helicopter aviation industry, has announced the recipients of the 2023 Whirly-Girls Scholarship Awards.  The scholarships will be awarded March 5 at the Whirly-Girls Annual Awards Banquet during HAI HELI-EXPO in Atlanta, Georgia.  Thanks to the support of aviation leaders, 32 scholarships were bestowed upon deserving female aviators, the largest scholarship program in the helicopter industry.

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Jan
17
2023

NTSB Preliminary Report: Boulder City, NV

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On December 27, 2022, at 1635 Pacific daylight time, an Airbus Helicopters EC-130-T2, N835GC, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Boulder City, Nevada. The pilot and five passengers were seriously injured, and one passenger received minor injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 commercial air tour flight.

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Jan
16
2023

NTSB Preliminary Report: Galliano, LA

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On December 29, 2022, about 0834 central standard time, a Bell 407 helicopter, N595RL, was substantially damaged during takeoff from an offshore platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The pilot and 3 passengers were fatally injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 flight.

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Jan
16
2023

LIFENET AIR SELECTS AIR METHODS ASCEND FOR ADVANCED CLINICAL EDUCATION

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DENVER, CO,  – Air Methods, the nation’s leading air medical service provider, recently announced that LifeNet Air, a not-for-profit air ambulance company serving Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas, is making the Ascend critical care clinician education program available to all of its flight crew members to advance their skills in patient care and increase retention of qualified clinicians.

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Jan
16
2023

Army Expands ICARUS Device Airworthiness Release to Include all UH-60 Blackhawks

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ICARUS Devices is proud to announce that the Army has expanded the ICARUS Devices Airworthiness Release fleetwide to include every UH-60L and UH/HH-60M Blackhawk Helicopter. For the last year multiple training and operational units have been using ICARUS with a unit specific AWR. Now every unit flying the mighty Black Hawk can use this lightweight, game-changing device.

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Tags: Blackhawk ICARUS US Army
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Jan
13
2023

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: FOWLERTON, TX

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AIRCRAFT TAIL GEAR BOX SEPARATEAD AND CRASHED, FOWLERTON, TX.

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Jan
13
2023

Joäo Vinagre Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (Jan. 13, 2023) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Capital Air founder and director Joäo “John” Vinagre is the 2023 recipient of the Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award. This award, sponsored by Bell, salutes excellence in management and leadership and is granted to an individual for long and significant service to the international rotorcraft community. It will be presented Mar. 6, 2023, at HAI HELI-EXPO 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Jan
13
2023

Ananda Thapa Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (Jan. 13, 2023) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Altitude Air Operations Director Ananda “Andy” Thapa is the 2023 recipient of the Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award. The award, sponsored by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, honors the person or persons who best demonstrate the value of rotorcraft to the communities in which they operate by providing aid to those in need. It will be presented Mar. 6, 2023, at HAI HELI-EXPO 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Jan
12
2023

David Ellis Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Golden Hour Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (Jan. 12, 2023) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce David Ellis, executive director of Haiti Air Ambulance, is the 2023 recipient of the Salute to Excellence Golden Hour Award. The award recognizes the efforts of an individual, group, or organization that, through a particular activity or contributions over time, has advanced the use of helicopters or UAS aircraft in air medical transport. It will be presented on Mar. 6, 2023, at HAI HELI-EXPO 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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