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Dec
05
2022

NTSB Urges Immediate Inspections of Bell 407 Helicopters

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WASHINGTON  — The National Transportation Safety Board issued urgent recommendations on Friday asking American and Canadian aviation regulators to require both immediate and more frequent inspections of certain components on Bell 407 helicopters.

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Dec
05
2022

NTSB Final Report: Escalante, UT

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The pilot reported that, he was transporting supplies to a remote landing site and had made multiple approaches and landings. He stated that on the final approach, cloud cover had cleared and the helicopter “felt heavy.” About 25-30 ft above the ground the helicopter began to sink and he could not recover. The helicopter hit hard and tipped forward onto its nose during landing, substantially damaging the airframe and main rotors. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident malfunctions or failures with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.

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Dec
05
2022

NTSB Final Report: Cedar City, UT

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The helicopter flight instructor was performing straight-in autorotation with power recovery maneuvers with a student pilot. On the third autorotation, the flight instructor stated that the student started the maneuver at 700 ft above ground level (agl) with the main rotor rpm at 100%. During the glide, when the RPM decayed to 90% and the airspeed decreased to 60 knots, the instructor intervened, and he attempted to recover the lost RPM. About 100 ft agl, the instructor prepared for a roll-on landing. The helicopter subsequently landed hard, rolled over on it’s left side and sustained substantial damage when the main rotor blades severed the tailboom. The instructor reported that there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

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Dec
05
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: White Plains, NY

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AIRCRAFT HELICOPTER STRUCK A BIRD 2 MILES SOUTH OF THE AIRPORT AND LANDED WITHOUT INCIDENT. AFTER LANDING, PILOT REPORTED WINDSHIELD DAMAGE AND RECEIVED MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR UNDISCLOSED FACIAL INJURIES.

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Dec
05
2022

Paraclete Announces New President

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In fulfillment of the company's long-term strategic plan, Paraclete Aviation Life Support elevates the company's long-time vice president [VP], Anthony Economos as Paraclete's new president while Scott Hedges, assumes the role of VP, Product Development. As a co-founder alongside Hedges, Economos has held the VP position with the company since its lauch in 2014.

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Dec
05
2022

Loft Dynamics, Formerly VRM Switzerland, Raises $20M to Transform Virtual Reality Pilot Training

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5 December, 2022 — Zurich, Switzerland and San Francisco, CA - Loft Dynamics AG, creator of the world’s first and only virtual reality (VR) simulator authorized by a major aviation regulator, today announced it has re-branded and raised $20M in financing. This is the company’s first institutional round, led by U.S. technology investors Craft Ventures, Sky Dayton, and Up Ventures. The funding will accelerate Loft Dynamics’ growth into international markets, particularly the USA. The rebranding from VRM Switzerland to Loft Dynamics positions the company for global expansion at a time when the pilot shortage has reached a crisis point and the need to reduce air pollution has never been more urgent.

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Dec
02
2022

Italian Army’s UH-90A helicopter fleet handover complete

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The Italian Army’s UH-90A (NATO’s designation for the Italian Army’s NH90 TTH) multirole helicopter programme marked a major achievement with the completion of deliveries on 25 November. The 60th and final aircraft, assembled at Leonardo’s Venice Tessera facility, was handed over to the operator during an official ceremony in presence of representatives from the Italian Army and its Aviation unit, Italian Secretariat General of Defence / National Armaments Directorate, NAHEMA (NATO Helicopter Management Agency), NHIndustries, and Leonardo.  

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Dec
01
2022

Milestone Delivers Two Sikorsky S-92 Helicopters to CITIC Offshore Helicopter

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DUBLIN – Wednesday, December 1, 2022 – The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, today announced the delivery of two Sikorsky S-92 helicopters on lease to CITIC Offshore Helicopter Company Ltd. (“COHC”). COHC is a Shenzhen Stock Exchange-listed company who operate offshore helicopter services and is part of the CITIC Group.

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Nov
30
2022

Lockheed Martin Innovations Selected For Popular Science’s Best Of What’s New 2022

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BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 30, 2022 – Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) GridStar® Flow system for long-duration energy storage, Optionally Piloted Black Hawk® helicopter and NASA's James Webb Space Telescope – with a Lockheed Martin-built main camera – have been selected by the editors of Popular Science magazine for their 2022 “Best of What’s New” Awards.

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Nov
30
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: HONOLULU, HI

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AIRCRAFT FLEW TOO CLOSE TO SURF WHILE ON PATROL, WAVE BROKE WINDOW AND WATER ENTERED THE CABIN, HONOLULU, HI.

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Nov
30
2022

Airbus unveils its DisruptiveLab to test new decarbonisation focused technologies

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Toulouse, 30 November 2022 – Airbus used the occasion of its annual Summit to unveil its DisruptiveLab, a new flying laboratory designed to test technologies destined to improve aircraft performance and to reduce helicopters’ CO2 emissions.

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Nov
28
2022

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Awarded NVG Contract in Brazil

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BOISE, Idaho, DATE – Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) announced that the company was awarded a NVG contract in Brazil along with their Brazilian based distributor QUARTZO DEFENSE. The contract enables governmental organizations from 26 Brazilian states and the Federal District, such as military police, civil police and military firefighters the ability to purchase products and services from ASU.

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Nov
28
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Kapolei, HI

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NTSB Preliminary Report: Kapolei, HI

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Nov
28
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: San Diego, CA

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IRCRAFT DEPARTING COLLIDED WITH A U.S. NAVY HELICOPTER, SAN DIEGO, CA.

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Nov
23
2022

New Entrol H39 FNPT II MCC for Turkmenistan Airlines in Turkmenistan

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Entrol is manufacturing a H39 FNPT II MCC based on the AW139 together with Ussat Inzhener, an engineering company based in Turkmenistan. This device will be installed in Turkmenistan Airlines’ premises in Ashgabat by summer 2023 and will improve the training offered to their pilots by the Airline.  

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Nov
23
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Charlotte, NC

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AIRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES NEAR AN INTERSTATE, CHARLOTTE, NC.

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Nov
22
2022

HeliStream equips another Bell Medium with the BOOST HEC System

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North Vancouver, BC – November 21, 2022 – Boost Systems, the global leader in fully certified Human External Cargo Systems(HEC), Personnel Carrying Device Systems (PCDS), and related Training Services is pleased to announce the recent sale of a BOOST HEC System to HeliStream, while attending the annual HAI Aerial Work Safety Conference in Boise, Idaho this past week. “Working with BOOST to equip our fleet with the safest HEC Systems in the industry, was an easy decision,” said Rod Anderson, director of operations at HeliStream. “We are proud that the name HeliStream is synonymous with superior service and safety. Most importantly, we appreciate the many friends and relationships we’ve formed along the way. We have the same values and are proud of the relationship we have built with BOOST.”

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Tags: Boost Human External Cargo Systems HAI Aerial Work Safety Conference Helistream
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Nov
22
2022

SUMMIT AVIATION RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS HIRE VETS AWARD

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MIDDLETOWN, Delaware, Nov. 22, 2022 – Summit Aviation Inc., a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, announced that it has received its fourth consecutive HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion Award from the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Nov
21
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Las Vegas, NV

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AIRCRAFT WAS HOVER TAXIING AND COLLIDED WITH N88E, LAS VEGAS, NV.

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Nov
21
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Searcy, AR

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AIRCRAFT TAIL ROTOR BLADE STRUCK THE TAIL BOOM DURING LANDING, SEARCY, AR.

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Nov
21
2022

United Arab Emirates National Search & Rescue Centre selects Smith Myers ARTEMIS Mobile Phone Detection, Location & Communication System as the sensor of choice for its SAR Helicopter Fleet

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Abu Dhabi, UAE – 21st November 2022 – 11:00 GMT (Gulf Standard Time 15:00 GMT+4)--- The National Search and Rescue Center (NSRC) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is currently hosting the International Search and Rescue conference and exhibition in Abu Dhabi. 

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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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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

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

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

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

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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Tags: United Arab Emirates Vita Aerospace Vita Inclinata VRS
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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
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

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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Tags: Mechanical Specialties
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