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Jan
20
2022

BAE Systems Awards Donaldson Supplier of The Year at Its Third Annual ‘Partner2Win’ Symposium

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​MINNEAPOLIS (January 19, 2022) – Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI), a leading worldwide manufacturer of innovative filtration products and solutions, announced it received a BAE Systems Partner2Win Bronze Supplier of the Year Award based on exceptional performance and contributions to supply chain success in 2021 for BAE Systems’ Combat Mission Systems business.

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Jan
18
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: El Cajon, CA

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AIRCRAFT LANDED HARD, EL CAJON, CA.

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Jan
18
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Houma, LA

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AIRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES INTO A MARSHY AREA, HOUMA, LA.

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Jan
18
2022

DEFIANT Executes FLRAA Mission Profile with Unsurpassed Speed, Maneuverability and Agility in High-Speed, Low-Level Operations and Confined Area Landings

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 18, 2022—The Lockheed Martin Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT® successfully completed FLRAA mission profile test flights, including confined area landings and low-level flight operations. These flights validate DEFIANT’s relevancy to the Army’s mission, providing agility at the objective (also known as the “X”), and increased survivability, all while reducing pilot workload. View the video of the latest flight testing. 

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Jan
14
2022

FAA Approves HAI Petition for Exemption to Allow Air Ambulance Operations

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Alexandria, Virginia (January 14, 2022) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has partially approved a petition for exemption that HAI had submitted in anticipation of 5G C band deployment, seeking relief from regulations that require a normally functioning radio altimeter for certain operations.

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Jan
14
2022

Dwayne Williams Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (January 14, 2022) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Dwayne Williams is the recipient of the Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Bell. This award honors excellence in management and leadership and is granted to an individual for long and significant service to the international helicopter community. It will be presented March 7 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 in Dallas, Texas.

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Jan
14
2022

Travis Christy Named HAI’s Salute to Excellence Pilot of the Year

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Alexandria, Virginia (January 14, 2022) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce United States Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Travis Christy, an MH-60 aircraft commander, as the recipient of the Salute to Excellence Pilot of the Year Award. The award, presented by ROTOR Media, recognizes an outstanding single feat performed by a helicopter pilot during the year or extraordinary professionalism over a period of time. It will be presented March 7 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 in Dallas, Texas.

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Jan
13
2022

Helicopter Operations May be Grounded by New 5G Towers

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Alexandria, Virginia (January 13, 2022) – The nation’s helicopter fleet, including airborne law enforcement and air ambulance services, faces the imminent likelihood of being grounded next week when Verizon Communications and AT&T plan to activate new 5G communication towers across the United States.

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Jan
13
2022

SECO International Purchases 11th Bell 505 Helicopter and Becomes First Japan Dealer for the Bell 505

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Fort Worth, TX (January 10, 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that SECO International has signed a purchase agreement for a Bell 505 helicopter and has been appointed as the first Japan dealer for the Bell 505.

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Jan
13
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Drexel Hill, PA

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AIRCRAFT CRASHESD UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES, DREXEL HILL, PA

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Jan
13
2022

MALAYSIA MD 530G INITIAL ACCEPTANCE; TRAINING COMPLETE

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Mesa, Ariz., January 13, 2022 – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced the initial acceptance of six MD 530G Light Scout Attack helicopters for the Malaysia Ministry of Defense via their agent Halaman Optima/ Destini Prima. The aircraft are now in transit to Malaysia for final acceptance and expected to arrive in-country by the end of the first quarter of 2022. As part of the contract eight pilots and nine mechanics from the 881st Regiment of Malaysia Army Aviation have completed forward arming and refueling point (FARP) operations training in West Texas.

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Jan
13
2022

MD Helicopters Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (January 13, 2022) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce MD Helicopters is the 2022 recipient of the Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award. The award, sponsored by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, honors the person or people who best demonstrate the value of helicopters to the communities in which they operate by providing aid to those in need. It will be presented March 7 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 in Dallas, Texas.

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Jan
13
2022

Leonardo and the Italian Secretariat General of Defence/National Armaments Directorate sign AW169M LUH helicopter Acquisition Contract for Austria

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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 AW169M Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) to the Austrian Ministry of Defence. The contract, valued at 346 million EUR, was signed in the framework of the Italy-Austria Government-to-Government (G2G) Agreement. It is aimed at reinforcing the bilateral collaboration between the two countries and establishing a strategic partnership in the rotorcraft sector, with Austria looking at Italy and the AW169M LUH programme for the replacement of its ageing fleet of Alouette III aircraft, which have been in service since the 1960s. 

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Jan
13
2022

Sgt. Matt Rogers Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (January 13, 2022) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Michigan State Police Aviation Unit Sgt. Matt Rogers is the recipient of the Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award. This award, sponsored by MD Helicopters, recognizes an individual who has contributed to the promotion and advancement of helicopters in support of law enforcement activities. It will be presented March 7 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 in Dallas, Texas.

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Jan
12
2022

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Opens A&P Preparation Course in Boise

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(BOISE, IDAHO – 1/12/2022)  Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) in Boise, Idaho, announced today the company launched a new Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) preparation course to help students prepare and test for their FAA Certification.

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Jan
12
2022

US Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod Safety Department Named Recipient of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Safety Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (January 12, 2022) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce United States Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod as the recipient of the Salute to Excellence Safety Award. The award, sponsored by BLR Aerospace, recognizes outstanding contributions to the promotion of helicopter safety and safety awareness. It will be presented Monday, March 7, at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 in Dallas, Texas.

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Jan
12
2022

Hearst Ventures Invests in GPMS and its Breakthrough Technology for Monitoring the Health of Helicopters and Other Complex Machines

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GPMS International, Inc. today announced an investment by New York-based Hearst Ventures for its Series A-1 round.  DiamondStream Partners, who led the Series A round in February 2021, also participated. The company raised $7.3 million in the two rounds. 

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Jan
12
2022

America’s Hit New Aviation TV Show, Straight and Level, to feature AeroBrigham, Highlighting Helicopter Completions & MRO as Episode 9, “Purpose Built Aircraft” Airing on Jan. 13th 3PM, Only on AWE

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FORT WORTH In this episode of Straight and Level, Purpose Built Aircraft, the crew from Straight and Level follow alongside twin brothers who have earned the respect of an entire industry with their encyclopedic knowledge of helicopter maintenance and completions. AeroBrigham, founded by brothers David and Danny Brigham, are experts in all thing’s rotorcraft, but are especially passionate about Purpose Built Aircraft. “Working with David and Danny, not only on this episode, but in the aviation industry as a whole, has been a pleasure.” Said Host and Executive Producer of Straight and Level, Hulsey Smith. “They are the definition of professionalism and exactly what we look to portray in Straight and Level.” In this episode, Purpose Built Aircraft, the Straight and Level team will explore not only the duties these aircraft serve, but the impact they have had on the many they have helped. From medevac, firefighting, search and rescue, law enforcement, and military operations, each one of these purpose-built helicopters are designed to serve and save a life. Tune in this Thursday at 3:00PM EST, only on AWE.

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Jan
12
2022

Scott Tinnesand Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award

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Alexandria, Virginia  – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Scott Tinnesand as the recipient of the Salute to Excellence W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award. This award, presented by H. Ross Perot & Family, recognizes superlative contributions by a helicopter or UAS flight instructor in upholding high standards of professionalism. It will be presented Monday, March 7, at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 in Dallas, Texas.

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Jan
11
2022

FlightSafety International acquires FRASCA Flight Simulation

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On December 31, 2021, FlightSafety International acquired FRASCA Flight Simulation. FRASCA has become one of the most recognizable names in flight simulation for more than 60 years, delivering training devices to hundreds of flight schools, airlines and military organizations worldwide.

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Jan
10
2022

Helicentre Aviation Purchases Entrol AW109 SP FNPT II MCC

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Helicentre Aviation Academy, the UK’s leading provider of professional helicopter pilot training, has become Entrol’s first UK customer, signing a purchase order for an H19 / AW109 SP FNPT II MCC simulator.

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Jan
10
2022

NTSB Final Report: Clewiston, Florida

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The No. 2 hydraulic system (HYD2) pulley bearing likely failed due to being installed skewed onto its pulley, resulting in abnormal bearing loads which led to its premature failure. The plastic deformation observed on the raceways and rolling elements, as well as contact damage on the bearing cage, were consistent with sliding of the rolling elements against the raceways and cage due to abnormal loading and forced rotation of a seized bearing.

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Jan
10
2022

Andrew Champagne Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Matthew S. Zuccaro Land & LIVE Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (January 10, 2022) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce US Coast Guard Avionics Electrical Technician Second Class Andrew Champagne as the first recipient of the Salute to Excellence Matthew S. Zuccaro Land & LIVE Award. This award recognizes aeronautical decision-making, crew resource management, and coordinated actions by flight crews that result in the decision to terminate a flight before an accident could occur. The award will be presented March 7, 2022, at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 in Dallas, Texas.

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Jan
10
2022

France becomes first H160 law enforcement customer

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Marignane, 10 January 2021 – The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) has signed a contract, on behalf of the Ministry of Interior, for the procurement and maintenance of 10 H160s in a law enforcement configuration for the Gendarmerie Nationale. Linked to the  contract for the procurement of 169 H160Ms for the French Ministry of Armed Forces, this order is part of the Stimulus plan to support the national aeronautical industry announced by the French government in 2020. 

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Jan
05
2022

Latest Garmin Pilot app update adds expanded NOTAM display options, enhanced Airport page and more

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OLATHE, Kan./Jan. 5, 2022 – Garmin® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., today announced the addition of new features to the Garmin Pilot™ app for iPad® or iPhone® mobile devices. The new enhancements include expanded NOTAM display options for field condition (FICON) and fuel unavailable NOTAMs on the moving map, which can be also viewed on the redesigned Airport page. The updated Airport page offers an improved layout and intuitive menus that provide easy access to airport information, including access to the most commonly reviewed facts and info about an airport, without having to access additional submenus.

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Jan
04
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Bronson, FL

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HELICOPTER CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES, BRONSON, FL.

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Dec
31
2021

FAA Statement on 5G

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DOT and FAA letter to AT&T and Verizon on 5G.

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Dec
29
2021

2022 Kaman K-MAX Calendar

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Our 2022 Kaman K-MAX calendar features dramatic photographs of Kaman’s K-MAX helicopter in a variety of scenarios worldwide. Please download your copy of the 2022 Kaman K-MAX calendar here and enjoy!

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Dec
27
2021

Spanish Ministries of Defence and Interior sign for 36 H135s

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Marignane – The Spanish Ministries of Defence and Interior have ordered 36 Airbus H135 helicopters. This signature takes place in the context of the stimulus plan activated by the Spanish government to support the industry. The Ministry of Defence will receive 18 helicopters to be operated by the air force and the navy while the Ministry of Interior will also take delivery of 18 helicopters to be operated by the National Police and the Guardia Civil. The deliveries will start next year.

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Dec
22
2021

France orders the H160M for its Joint Light Helicopter programme

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Marignane, 22 December 2021 – The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters for the development and procurement of the H160M in the frame of the Light Joint Helicopter programme (HIL). The contract includes the development of several prototypes and the delivery of a first batch of 30 aircraft (21 for the army, 8 for the navy and one for the air force). The French Ministry for the Armed Forces plans to order a total of 169 H160M helicopters, or Guépard as it will be known in the French armed forces. Deliveries will start in 2027 beginning with the French Army.

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