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Dec
20
2022

NTSB Final Report: West Jordan, UT

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On August 14, 2021, about 1030 mountain daylight time, a Robinson R-22B, N226WM, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near West Jordan, Utah. The flight instructor was seriously injured and the pilot receiving instruction sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

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Dec
20
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Waimea, HI

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NTSB Preliminary Report: Waimea, HI

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Dec
19
2022

BELL DELIVERS SUBARU BELL 412EPX TO GUATEMALA AIR FORCE

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GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala (Dec. 19, 2022) – In a joint ceremony to mark the 101st anniversary of the Guatemalan Air Force, Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, delivered two SUBARU BELL 412EPX aircraft during an acceptance ceremony at La Aurora International Airport. The aircraft are part of an Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract signed between Bell and the U.S. Army Multinational Aviation Special Programs Office (MASPO) earlier this year. 

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Dec
16
2022

HAI Applauds Veto of NY “Stop the Chop” Bill

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Alexandria, Va. (Dec. 16, 2022) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) commends New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) for her veto of New York Senate Bill 7493A, known as the “Stop the Chop” bill. In addition to banning nonessential helicopters at New York City’s West 30th Street Heliport, the legislation would have allowed anyone to sue an operator, pilot, flight department, line-service personnel, or company employee operating in the state for alleged helicopter noise pollution, even if the flight in question was conducted in accordance with federal law and regulations.

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Dec
16
2022

NTSB Final Report: Cedar Key, FL

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The pilot was performing aerial application flights during which he returned to the landing zone five times to receive additional product. He recalled spending the majority of his time troubleshooting a spray rate system issue and was not paying attention to the fuel level while ground personnel were loading the product. During climb out on the final spray, the engine lost all power. During the subsequent autorotation and hard landing on a gravel road, the tail boom and tail rotor drive shaft sustained substantial damage.

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Dec
16
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: REDDING, CA

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AIRCRAFT MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING DUE TO A BIRD STRIKE THROUGH THE WINDSHIELD, REDDING, CA.

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Dec
16
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: TULSA, OK

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AIRCRAFT DECLARE AN EMERGENCY AFTER TAKEOFF AND LANDED IN THE GRASS, TULSA, OK.

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Dec
16
2022

AAC Awarded NASA Contract For New Tilt-Wing Drone Design and Development

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Hampton, VA - December 15, 2022 -Advanced Aircraft Company (AAC), a developer and manufacturer of distributed electric propulsion tilt-wing and multi-rotor uncrewed aircraft vehicles (UAV), today announced it has secured a contract from NASA to design and build tilt wing prototype uncrewed aerial vehicles according to NASA specifications. 

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Dec
14
2022

Paul Rose joins Universal Avionics as U.S. Southeast Regional Sales Manager

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TUCSON, ARIZONA - DECEMBER 14, 2022 – Universal Avionics (UA) announces the appointment of Mr. Paul Rose to the U.S. Sales team. Paul Rose is based out of Melbourne, Florida, joining the company as Southeast U.S. Regional Sales Manager supporting our customers and the Authorized Dealer and Integrator Network in that region.  

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Dec
14
2022

Joby Completes Second of Four System Reviews with the Federal Aviation Administration

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Santa Cruz, CA, Dec 14, 2022 — Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, today announced the completion of its second of four System Reviews required by the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) as part of the Company’s aircraft type certification program.

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Dec
14
2022

NTSB Final Report: Ely, NV

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The pilot reported that, he was using a helicopter to drive horses and misjudged his height above the terrain when a horse unexpectedly turned toward him. He pulled back on the cyclic, the tail rotor struck the terrain, and the helicopter immediately started a yaw to the right. The pilot rolled the throttle off to slow the turn and cushioned the landing by adding collective.

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Dec
14
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: FARMINGDALE, NY

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AIRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN REASONS, FARMINGDALE, NY.

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Dec
12
2022

Atlanta Police Department Purchases Two MD 530F Helicopters, Converts an MD 500E

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MESA, AZ (Dec. 12, 2022): MD Helicopters, LLC (MDH) is pleased to announce the Atlanta Police Department has signed a USD$10 million purchase agreement for two MD 530F helicopters. Additionally, the department signed an agreement to convert one of its MD 500E helicopters to an MD 530F through MDH’s FAA-approved E-to-F conversion program.

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Dec
09
2022

Airbus-led large-scale flight demo teams up fighters, a helicopter and drones

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Ottobrunn, 09 December 2022 – In Europe’s first large-scale multi-domain flight demo led by Airbus, two fighter jets, one helicopter and five unmanned remote carriers teamed up and accomplished a mission that could occur in real-life situations. The Future Combat Air System (FCAS) Manned-Unmanned Teaming Demonstrator project will now move to the next phase: further paving the way for FCAS by developing a flying remote carrier (RC)  demonstrator in the coming years.

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Dec
08
2022

Universal Avionics Establishes Repair Capability for Enhanced Vision Cameras

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Tucson, Arizona – December 8, 2022 – Universal Avionics (UA), an Elbit Systems company has established repair capabilities for ClearVision™ EVS-5000 in its Tucson, AZ Part 145 Repair Station. The addition of multispectral enhanced vision cameras to the UA Repair Station capability list augments the worldwide support for EVS-5000 and will support its growing North American customer base. 

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Dec
08
2022

NTSB Final Report: Tuckers Crossing, MS

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The pilot departed for the first flight of the day to begin aerial tree trimming operations along a transmission line. The mission’s ground support specialist (GSS), who was in communication with the pilot via radio, observed the helicopter approach the trimming zone from the south then fly northbound to the east of the transmission line; the helicopter was equipped with an external saw assembly that was about 120 ft in length and about 40 to 50 ft above the trees. The GSS and the pilot discussed hazards located in the trimming zone. Shortly thereafter, the pilot announced over the radio that he would be making an emergency landing. The GSS reported that he did not see any smoke or hear “odd noises” coming from the helicopter and that “the helicopter made a quick forward descent until the saw disappeared into the east tree line.” The helicopter subsequently impacted trees and terrain, and a postimpact fire ensued.

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Dec
08
2022

Rotor X Aircraft Unveils the DRAGON Ultralight eVTOL Personal Air Vehicle Kit That Is Now Ready for Preorder

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Advanced Tactics Inc, a small defense aircraft contractor in southern California, has teamed up with the Rotor X Aircraft Manufacturing Company in Arizona, and surprised the world by secretly developing and demonstrating the first aircraft factory built Ultralight eVTOL Personal Air Vehicle (PAV) Kit, called DRAGON. Video:  Dragon Personal Air Vehicle - No pilot's license required - YouTube

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Dec
07
2022

NTSB Final Report: Ulysses, KS

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On May 18, 2021, about 1430 central daylight time, a Bell OH-58A helicopter, N176SJ, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Ulysses, Kansas. 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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Dec
07
2022

Bristow to purchase six AW139 helicopters to support its “UKSAR2G” Search and Rescue programme

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Leonardo announced today that Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) has signed a contract to procure six AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters to support the Second-Generation Search and Rescue Aviation ("UKSAR2G") programme by the U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). Aircraft’s deliveries are expected to start in 2023 and to be completed in 2024, joining an existing fleet of nine AW189 super medium twin engine SAR helicopters as part of the UKSAR2G programme. 

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Dec
06
2022

ERICKSON DELIVERS EIGHTH S-64 AIR CRANE® HELICOPTER TO KOREA FOREST SERVICE

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PORTLAND, ORE. – Erickson Incorporated, a worldwide leading operator, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, announces the delivery of the newest S-64 Air Crane® helicopter to their partners at Korea Forest Service (KFS) in South Korea. The aircraft, dubbed “K-9” by Erickson associates, furthers Erickson’s global mission of protecting life and property from wildfires.

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Dec
06
2022

Customers Purchasing Pratt & Whitney Canada Engines Can Now Benefit from a New Payment Solution

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Longueuil, Quebec, Dec. 6, 2022 – Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, announced today that it is collaborating with American Express (Amex) to provide qualifying customers with a new solution that will allow them to extend payment terms, when buying a new or used P&WC engine.  

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Dec
06
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Suches, GA

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NTSB Preliminary Report: Suches, GA

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Dec
06
2022

UAE sightseeing helicopter tour operator Falcon Aviation Services upgrades its helicopter fleet with an order for five Airbus H130s

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Dubai, 6 December 2022 – Leading Emirati air charter and sightseeing helicopter tours operator Falcon Aviation Services has ordered five new Airbus H130 helicopters to upgrade its fleet.

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Dec
06
2022

The Helicopter Company signs HCare In-Service contract for fleet of six ACH160 helicopters

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Dubai, 6 December 2022 – The Helicopter Company (THC), established by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) as the first helicopter services provider licensed to operate commercial flights in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has signed an HCare In-Service contract to cover its future fleet of six ACH160 helicopters.

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Dec
05
2022

TEXTRON’S BELL V-280 VALOR CHOSEN AS NEW U.S. ARMY LONG-RANGE ASSAULT AIRCRAFT

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Providence, R.I. (December, 5. 2022) –Textron Inc (NYSE: TXT) announced today that Bell Textron Inc., a Textron company, has been awarded the development contract for the U.S. Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) program. The award is based on Bell’s V-280 Valor tiltrotor that was developed and tested as part of the Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR TD) program that began in 2013. The V-280 progressed through design, manufacturing, and more than three years of rigorous flight testing that provided extensive data validating the technical and operational advantages of the aircraft for the long-range assault mission.

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Dec
05
2022

Swiss Air-Rescue Service Rega orders 12 additional five-bladed H145s for its mountain bases

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Zürich, The Swiss Air-Rescue Service Rega has ordered a second batch of 12 five-bladed H145 helicopters to be operated from its mountain bases. They will replace the current fleet of AW109SP helicopters. This new order follows an initial contract for nine H145s, announced in March this year. By 2026, Rega will operate an all-Airbus fleet consisting of 21 five-bladed H145s.

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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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