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Sep
23
2022

NTSB Final Report: Wenatchee, WA

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The pilot reported that he was maneuvering the helicopter at low altitude over a cherry field in light rain conditions. As he air taxied about 30 ft above the ground and about 15 knots, the helicopter struck a power line and landed inverted on a tractor. The helicopter was destroyed by the postcrash fire. 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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Sep
23
2022

Transportes Aéreos Pegaso Increase its fleet with the new Entrol H45 FTD Level 7

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Based on the H145 D3, this new device will be installed in their base in Mexico in the upcoming months, allowing all the team in Transportes Aéreos Pegaso to perform their training in-house.  

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Tags: Entrol H145 H145 D3
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Sep
23
2022

Airbus tests loading system for outsized military cargo on Beluga

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Manching– Airbus Defence and Space has developed and tested a loading system to lift outsized military cargo into the Airbus Beluga A300-600ST aircraft. The capability was successfully tested during a verification exercise with the German armed forces, the system’s first customer, by loading a CH53 military medium-lift helicopter into the Beluga.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Beluga Airbus Helicopters CH53
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Sep
23
2022

French Navy takes delivery of first H160 for search and rescue missions

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Marignane – The French Navy has taken delivery of the first of six H160s that will perform search and rescue (SAR) missions. The aircraft is part of the interim fleet that will be delivered by the partnership formed between Airbus Helicopters, Babcock, and Safran Helicopter Engines.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters French Navy H160 SAR
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Sep
21
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Mammoth Cave, KY

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On September 3, 2022, about 1740 central daylight time, an experimental, amateur built Rotorcraft JetExec helicopter, N162NH, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Arthur, Kentucky. The pilot was fatally injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

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Sep
21
2022

Former Virgin Galactic CFO, Ken Sunshine Joins Vita Inclinata’s Corporate Advisory Board

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WASHINGTON, DC, — Vita Inclinata (Vita), developer and producer of precision aerospace and industrial stabilization devices, today announced Ken Sunshine—best known for his role as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) from 2011 to 2014 at Virgin Galactic—has joined the company’s Corporate Advisory Board. Sunshine brings decades of financial experience that has helped transform many organizations with purpose-driven financial forecasting, strategic market planning, and a deep understanding of various capital markets.     

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Sep
20
2022

Lockheed Martin To Produce 12 More MH-60R SEAHAWK Helicopters For The Royal Australian Navy

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OWEGO, N.Y., Sept. 20, 2022 – The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a firm-fixed price contract to produce an additional 12 Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk® helicopters for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Procured via the U.S. Government’s Foreign Military Sales agreement, the new aircraft will add a third ‘Romeo’ squadron of unparalleled capability to the RAN’s Fleet Air Arm. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company.

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Tags: Lockheed Martin MH-60R Seahawk Helicopter Sikorsky US Navy
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Sep
20
2022

Boeing and Wisk Unveil Concept of Operations for Urban Air Mobility

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ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 20, 2022 – Boeing and its joint venture partner Wisk today released a roadmap for transitioning to a future where automated and uncrewed aircraft can safely carry passengers and cargo in urban and suburban areas. The concept of operations lays out the technology, regulatory and social recommendations needed to deploy Urban Air Mobility (UAM) in the United States and integrate it into the national airspace system.

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Tags: Boeing UAM uncrewed aircraft Vertiport Wisk
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Sep
20
2022

Airbus extends collaboration with Ecocopter for urban air mobility services in Chile, Ecuador and Peru

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Marignane, 20 September 2022 – Airbus and Ecocopter have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to start collaborating on the launch of urban air mobility services across various countries in Latin America. This is a major step toward the co-creation of a functioning urban air mobility ecosystem in the region.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Eurocopter
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Sep
19
2022

As ICARUS Soars, Price Drops

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ICARUS Devices will consolidate its product line and reduce the price of its game changing pilot training device. The decision was made due to customer feedback and productions lessons since going on sale a year and a half of ago.

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Sep
19
2022

Bell Selects Sierra Nevada Corporation for its High-Speed Vertical Takeoff and Landing Development Team

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National Harbor, MD (Sept. 19, 2022) - Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today it has entered into a teaming agreement with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), a global aerospace and national security company, for Bell’s High-Speed Vertical Takeoff and Landing (HSVTOL) aircraft. As part of the collaboration, SNC will specifically support the design and development of mission systems for HSVTOL variants. 

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Tags: Bell Bell Flight Bell Textron HSVTOL Sierra Nevada Corporation
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Sep
19
2022

KAMAN CORPORATION COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF THE PARKER-HANNIFIN AIRCRAFT WHEEL & BRAKE DIVISION

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BLOOMFIELD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep. 19, 2022– Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) announced today that it completed the acquisition of the Parker-Hannifin Corporation (“Parker”) Aircraft Wheel & Brake Division (“Aircraft Wheel & Brake”) on September 16, 2022 (the “Transaction”).

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Sep
19
2022

The Brazilian armed forces acquire 27 H125 helicopters

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The Brazilian armed forces, through the Combat Aircraft Programme Coordinating Committee (COPAC), have acquired 27 single engine H125 helicopters to boost the training capacity of the Brazilian Navy and the Air Force.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Brazilian Armed Forces H125
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Sep
15
2022

NTSB Final Report: Kodiak, AK

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On March 2, 2021, about 1539 Alaska standard time, a Robinson Helicopter Company R66 helicopter, N1767, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident about 70 nautical miles north of Kodiak, Alaska. The pilot, the sole occupant, was not located. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

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Sep
15
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Mount Baldy, CA

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On September 4, 2022, at 0808 Pacific daylight time, a Bell 407 helicopter, N687AM, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Mount Baldy, California. The pilot was seriously injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 flight.

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Sep
15
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: ROCKFORD, IL

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AIRCRAFT HAD AN UNSUCCESSFUL MAST MOMENT DURING LANDING AT HOSPITAL RESULTING IN A BROKEN LEFT WINDSHIELD AND DENTED MAIN ROTOR, ROCKFORD, IL.

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Sep
14
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: BANNING, CA

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AIRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES IN RESIDENTIAL BACKYARD, BANNING, CA

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Sep
14
2022

Anthelion Adds New Full Motion 4K Helicopter Simulator

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Newly calibrated and equipped to simulate flight in both the R44 and the Cabri G2, this state-of-the-art helicopter flight simulator from Platinum Simulators has finally made its arrival to Anthelion Helicopters.

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Sep
13
2022

TracPlus selects Dave McGrath as business development representative for North American aerospace sector

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TracPlus (www.tracplus.com), a global real-time tracking and communications leader and supplier of best-in-category integrated solutions for service sectors including Defence and Security, Emergency Medical Services (EMS)/First Responders, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Utility operations across Aerospace, Maritime and Land sectors announces that Dave McGrath, an experienced senior aviation business development and marketing professional, has joined the North American TracPlus business development and sales team.

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Tags: Defence and Security EMS TracPlus
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Sep
13
2022

Genesys Aerosystems Receives EASA Certification Approval for HeliSAS® Autopilot for Bell 505 Helicopter

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Mineral Wells, TX (Sept 12, 2022) – Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog Inc. company, announced today that it has received full EASA certification approval for the HeliSAS® Autopilot and Stability Augmentation System on the Bell 505 platform. The EASA approval covers both 2-axis and 3-axis configurations.

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Sep
13
2022

Entrol moves forward with the environmental improvement project entrolZERO

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In entrol, we have made a serious commitment to sustainability by reducing the CO2 emissions of our actions, and we have set the goal of 0 emissions by 2025, contributing to the worldwide objectives for environmentally sustainable development.

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Sep
12
2022

Safran contract renewed for U.S. Army UH-72 Lakota engine support

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Safran Helicopter Engines has signed an agreement with Airbus Helicopters to continue supporting Arriel engines powering the U.S. Army UH-72 Lakota helicopter fleet. This contract formalizes a Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and service agreement supporting  over 900 Arriel 1E2 and Arriel 2E engines, operated by the U.S. Army on its UH-72A and UH-72B.

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Tags: Army Arriel Engines Safran UH-72 US Army
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Sep
09
2022

Spectrum Aeromed Introduces New President

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FARGO, ND —Chase McCown has been named President of Spectrum Aeromed, the company announced Thursday. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, McCown comes to Spectrum Aeromed a proven leader in aerospace industry operations. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and holds Master’s degrees in both Systems Engineering and National Security & Strategic Studies. McCown is a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Air Force Aircraft Maintenance Officer Course, ranking first in his class.

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Sep
09
2022

NTSB Final Report: Azusa, CA

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The pilot of the helicopter stated that, while maneuvering around the area looking for a suitable landing site, a dirt turnout alongside a road was selected. A tree was noted on the edge of the turnout. An approach was initiated to the site and expected brownout was encountered. About 5 ft above ground, the pilot heard the crewmember in the back of the helicopter call out “hold.” The pilot arrested the descent and came to a hover. Within seconds the asphalt roadway reference was obscured by the brownout and he lost visual reference. He announced, “lost visual” and started to climb, which was his last recollection before regaining consciousness.

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Sep
09
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Beardsley, MN

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NTSB Preliminary Report: Beardsley, MN

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Sep
09
2022

Lockheed Martin, AT&T Demonstrate 5G High Speed Transfer Of Black Hawk Data To 5G.MIL® Pilot Network

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STRATFORD, Conn., Sept. 9, 2022 – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and AT&T* securely and rapidly transferred UH-60M Black Hawk health and usage data through an AT&T 5G private cellular network and Lockheed Martin’s 5G.MIL® multi-site pilot network in a test conducted Aug. 4 at Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky headquarters in Stratford, Connecticut. The test demonstrated that wireless 5G technologies on the flight line can support accelerated maintenance operations and improved aircraft readiness to support our service members. It also proved highly secure interoperability between the AT&T millimeter wave 5G private cellular network and the 5G.MIL pilot network.

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Tags: AT&T Black Hawk Lockheed Martin UH-60M
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Sep
09
2022

MD Helicopters Announces New Ownership and Leadership

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Mesa, Arizona, September 9, 2022 – MD Helicopters, LLC (MDH) is pleased to announce new ownership and leadership. An investment consortium led by MBIA Insurance Corp., Bardin Hill, and MB Global Partners has acquired the company and established new leadership.  

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Sep
08
2022

AEM Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer, Gord Gooding

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Kelowna, BC,  – Canadian avionics manufacturer, Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing (AEM) Corp. announces the appointment of Gord Gooding as Chief Financial Officer at its Canadian headquarters in Kelowna, BC.

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Sep
08
2022

MD Helicopters Announces New Ownership and Leadership

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The Mesa, Arizona helicopter manufacturer, emerges from bankruptcy ready to stabilize and support customers with an eye on future growth. Brad Pedersen, the newly announced president of MD Helicopters LLC, is no-nonsense regarding the company's future. After three years of working through a bankruptcy process with a compilation of companies, Pedersen said that MD Helicopters is ready to focus on its core business – the customers and after-market support. The 35-year aerospace veteran said that the company is financially strong, and the bankruptcy was a collateralized loan fund that included ownership of several companies. It wasn't a bankruptcy borne of poor financial management. By Jennifer Ferrero

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Tags: Brad Pedersen Brad Pedersen MD Helicopters President MD 500E MD 530F MD Helicopter New Leadership MD Helicopters New Ownership
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Sep
07
2022

NTSB Final Report: Mehama, OR

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On July 17, 2020, about 0854 Pacific daylight time, a Hiller UH-12D helicopter, N2297W, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Mehama, Oregon. 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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