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Apr
05
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Lubbock, TX

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NTSB Preliminary Report: Lubbock, TX

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Apr
05
2022

Marines Complete CH-53K® Initial Operational Test & Evaluation Test Vignettes

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STRATFORD, Conn., April 5, 2022 -- Demonstrating its advanced capabilities in the fleet environment, the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter completed Initial Operational Test & Evaluation test vignettes (IOT&E) paving the way for the expected declaration by the U.S. Marine Corps of  Initial Operational Capability (IOC) later this year and a Full Rate Production decision in 2023.

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Apr
05
2022

Collins Aerospace and FlightAware deliver new Foresight ETAs to the cockpit via Datalink

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SAN DIEGO (April 5, 2022) – Collins Aerospace and FlightAware, a Collins Aerospace business, are unlocking the power of data to help operators and ground crews optimize their time and resources. ARINCDirectSM datalink customers will now receive Foresight™ ETAs through uplink via their Flight Management System (FMS) along with a suite of other FlightAware features at no additional cost.

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Apr
05
2022

U.S. Army National Guard to operate first UH-72B in Arizona

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Washington D.C., April 5, 2022 - After taking delivery of the first UH-72B Lakota helicopter in September last year, the U.S. Army National Guard is finalizing its training and will begin fielding the new helicopter with numerous state Guard units, beginning with Arizona. Subsequent states to operate the new 5-bladed UH-72B include Colorado and New Mexico later this year, followed by additional National Guard units as new UH-72B helicopters are delivered.

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Apr
05
2022

LCI AND SMFL DOUBLE JOINT VENTURE FLEET TO US$420 MILLION IN TWO YEARS

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5th April, 2022 – LCI, a leading aviation leasing company, and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited (SMFL), have acquired and committed to a further five next generation helicopters.  

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Apr
04
2022

NTSB Final Report: Oxnard, CA

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The operator reported that this was the helicopters third flight of the day. However, this was the first paint material load of the day. As the pilot made his third pass over the greenhouses, he noticed that he was using more left cyclic to maintain level flight. He continued to spray in attempt to correct any load imbalances, however, the helicopter continued to lean further to the right. The pilot maneuvered away from the greenhouses. The helicopter’s right turn continued to increase until it impacted the ground at about a 45o bank. A post impact fire ensued and completely consumed the helicopter.

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Apr
04
2022

Sikorsky Leverages Established High-Tech Manufacturing For Faster, More Affordable Production On RAIDER X®

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WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, April 4, 2022 – The Sikorsky RAIDER X® competitive prototype (CP) for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) is more than 85 percent complete, progressing 50 percent faster through production and assembly compared to legacy programs and resulting in a cost-effective, transformational aircraft.

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Apr
04
2022

Garmin expands its cost-effective navigation database solutions to non-WAAS GNS navigators

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OLATHE, Kan. – Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., today announced that it has expanded the availability of its Garmin Navigation Database to include non-WAAS GNS navigators. The Garmin Navigation Database is available for a variety of Garmin avionics, including WAAS GNS navigators, and offers a trusted and convenient solution to incorporate the latest navigation information. Ready to support both VFR and IFR flights, the Garmin Navigation Database includes instrument procedures, frequencies, airport data and more.

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Apr
01
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: GARNETT, KS

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FAA Accident and Incident Notification: GARNETT, KS

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Apr
01
2022

Lockheed Martin Sikorsky-Boeing selects Collins Aerospace seating, Perigon™ computer for DEFIANT X® helicopter

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (March 31, 2022) – Lockheed Martin Sikorsky-Boeing has selected Collins Aerospace to provide all three seating platforms and its Perigon™ computer for the DEFIANT X® advanced utility helicopter, a finalist for the U.S. Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) competition.

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Apr
01
2022

Lockheed Martin Sikorsky-Boeing Adds to Team DEFIANT

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WASHINGTON, D.C., March 31, 2022 — Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), and Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced six new members of Team DEFIANT. These supplier teammates will join the team to support DEFIANT X®, the advanced helicopter for the U.S. Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) competition.

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Apr
01
2022

Leonardo confirms solid position in the world helicopter civil market with new orders and deliveries

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Following the recent success at Heli-Expo 2022 in Dallas, TX (8-10 March), Leonardo confirms its strong position in the commercial helicopter market announcing further advancements with recent sales of 23 aircraft of various models to several operators across Europe, North America and Latin America, primarily for VIP/corporate transport, energy support, and search and rescue. Total sales include 15 AW139 intermediate twins, three AW169s light intermediate, three AW109 GrandNew light twins, one AW119Kx single engine and one AW189 super medium twin engine helicopter. Combined orders are valued at nearly 256 million EUR, with deliveries between 2022 and 2023. Beyond sales, recent months also marked the introduction of new services offered by newly-accepted aircraft in various countries. 

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Mar
30
2022

Shadin Avionics Retires the Miniflo-L™ Fuel Flow Indicator In Preparation for Future Products

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As Shadin Avionics prepares for a new chapter in their future products, they will be retiring a legacy product from their Fuel Flow Indicator product line: the Miniflo-L™. The indicator is one of three cockpit indicators that Shadin manufactures: the other two being the Digiflo-L™ and Microflo-L™ which will stay in production. Shadin’s Part 145 Repair Station still plans to support and repair the Miniflo-L™ as many of the products are still in use today and will be for years to come.

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Mar
30
2022

Pratt & Whitney and Air bp Sign MOU on Sustainable Aviation Fuel Testing and Research

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 Pratt & Whitney today announced a memorandum of understanding with Air bp regarding various workstreams with respect to the application of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) blends at up to 100 percent in Pratt & Whitney engine testing and research. The agreement reflects Pratt & Whitney’s commitment to supporting the aviation industry’s ambitious goal of reaching net zero CO2 emissions for air travel by 2050.

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Mar
30
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Garnett, KS

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NTSB Preliminary Report: Garnett, KS

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Mar
30
2022

MD HELICOPTERS ENTERS INTO ASSET PURCHASE AGREEMENT WITH GROUP LED BY BARDIN HILL AND MBIA INSURANCE CORPORATION

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MD Helicopters, Inc. (“MD” or “the Company”) today announced that it has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with a creditor consortium led by Bardin Hill and MBIA Insurance Corporation (the “Creditor Consortium”). The Creditor Consortium will acquire nearly all of the Company’s assets and provide new capital to strengthen MD’s financial position and support the Company’s continued ability to manufacture and service its high-performance helicopters. The Company expects to continue its regular course of operations throughout the sale process and remains focused on serving its civil and military customers and working with suppliers as normal.

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Mar
30
2022

Jupiter Avionics Unveils Eclipse™ Digital Audio at Aircraft Electronics Association Annual Convention

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(NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANNA ) – Jupiter Avionics Corporation unveiled their new Eclipse ™ Digital Audio System at the Aircraft Electronics Association annual convention in New Orleans this week.

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Mar
30
2022

Air Corporate acquires an H125 FTD Level 3 and an H145 FTD Level 3 from Entrol

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Air Corporate, one of the biggest operators in Italy, has completed the purchase of two FTD Level 3 simulators based on the H125 and H145 helicopters.

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Mar
29
2022

NTSB Final Report: TULLAHOMA, TN

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The flight crew was on a visual flight rules (VFR) ferry flight to reposition the helicopter for maintenance and inspection. Prior to departure, they had expected VFR conditions along the entire route of flight. During an intermediate stop for fuel about 42 miles from the destination, they noted the weather conditions appeared to be clear, but they did not obtain an updated weather briefing. After departure, about 10 miles away from their destination, they encountered heavy rain, moderate turbulence, and deteriorating visibility (a nearby airport reported a visibility of 2.5 statute miles in mist and an overcast cloud ceiling at 300 feet). They descended to about 100 feet above ground level to maintain visual contact with the ground.

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Mar
29
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: GARNETT, KS

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AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED DYNAMIC ROLL OVER WHEN SKID STUCK, GARNETT, KS.

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Mar
29
2022

Bell Announces Delivery of Bell 505 to Omaha Police Department

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Fort Worth, TX (29 March 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of the Bell 505 to Omaha Police Department (OPD). Bell completed this delivery to OPD in February and the aircraft is now in operation by the Air Support Unit.

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Mar
28
2022

HelicoStore Adds Additional Bell 505 for Corporate Travel in Canada

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Fort Worth, TX (28 March 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the signed purchase agreement by HelicoStore for a Bell 505. The aircraft will be used to support corporate transportation needs in Canada.

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Mar
28
2022

Garmin introduces D2 Mach 1, a premium aviator smartwatch with a vibrant AMOLED display

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OLATHE, Kan. /March 28, 2022 — Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN), today announced the D2™ Mach 1 GPS aviator smartwatch with classic pilot watch styling and a bright AMOLED touchscreen display that offers advanced tools for flying – plus health and fitness features – to help pilots and aviation enthusiasts accelerate their adventures. With a battery life of up to 11 days, pilots can rely on the D2 Mach 1 around the clock to keep tabs on the weather, receive automatic alerts for changing conditions1, help navigate with the moving map and horizontal situation indicator (HSI) and so much more. Coupled with a full suite of health monitoring and activity tracking features, the D2 Mach 1 offers unmatched utility both in and out of the cockpit.

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Mar
28
2022

NTSB Final Report: Mineral Point, WI

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The pilot of the helicopter was conducting agricultural application when he noticed the oil pressure light flickering just before making the 180o turn for his next run, and he turned toward a cornfield and made a precautionary landing. The pilot reported that the landing was soft, but the spray boom broke during landing. Two witnesses reported that the helicopter was maneuvering at low altitude and struck a wire before landing in the cornfield. They both reported that the pilot got out and examined the helicopter, got back in, took off, and departed the area. Photographs taken by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector showed that the helicopter sustained substantial damage to the main rotor blades. The pilot reported that he did not feel the impact of the rotor blades with the wire.

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Mar
28
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: ROWLETT, TX

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AIRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES INTO AN EMPTY LOT AND CAUGHT ON FIRE, ROWLETT, TX.

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Mar
28
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: MYRTLE BEACH, SC

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AIRCRAFT ATTEMPTED TO LAND AT HELIPAD AND LANDED IN A PARKING LOT AND ROLLED INTO BUSHES, MYRTLE BEACH, SC.

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Mar
25
2022

NTSB Final Report: Preston, Georgia

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On January 8, 2020, about 1339 eastern standard time, a Hughes OH-6A, N6186U, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Preston, GA. The commercial pilot and one crewmember sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was registered to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and was operated as a public aerial observation flight.

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Mar
25
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Texarkana, AR

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FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Texarkana, AR

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Mar
25
2022

Boeing and Airbus Helicopters sign strategic H-47 Chinook partnership to support Germany’s STH requirements

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Philadelphia, Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Airbus Helicopters today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to partner on the H-47 Chinook in support of Germany’s Schwerer Transporthubschrauber (STH) heavy-lift helicopter requirements.

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Mar
24
2022

VSR700 autonomous take-off and landing capabilities tested at sea

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Marignane, 24 March, 2022 – Airbus Helicopters has begun trialing autonomous take-off and landing capabilities at sea for the VSR700, an unmanned aerial system (UAS) being developed in the frame of the SDAM (Système de drone aérien de la Marine) programme, conducted by the DGA (Direction générale de l’Armement - the French Armament General Directorate) for the French Navy . Trials were conducted using an optionally piloted vehicle (OPV) based on a modified Guimbal Cabri G2 equipped with the autonomous take-off and landing (ATOL) system developed for the VSR700. This flight test campaign paves the way for the upcoming demonstration of the VSR700, at sea, onboard a French Navy frigate. 

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