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Jun
27
2022

Clyde Woltman to lead Leonardo Helicopters’ United States operations

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Clyde M. Woltman is the Chief Executive Officer of Leonardo Helicopters U.S. Previously, he was President of United States Government business while based in Arlington Virginia.

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Tags: Clyde Woltman Leonardo
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Jun
27
2022

NTSB Final Report: Miamisburg, Ohio

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The solo student pilot reported that, just after liftoff and in a low-altitude hover, the helicopter “swung” to the left. The student pilot reported that he “overcorrected” with right pedal and aft cyclic inputs. The helicopter began to spin, and the student pilot pulled up to keep from hitting the ground. The student pilot reported remembering hitting the ground and rolling the throttle off.

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Tags: Miamisburg NTSB Report Ohio
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Jun
27
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: ABILENE, TX

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AIRCRAFT STRUCK POWERLINES AND CRASHED IN A FIELD, ABILENE, TX

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Tags: ABILENE FAA Accident Report TX
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Jun
27
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: SEGUIN, TX

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AIRCRAFT HIT LIGHT POLE ON INTERSTATE ON LIFT OFF, SEGUIN, TX.

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Tags: FAA Accident Report SEGUIN TX
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Jun
27
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: ATWATER, CA

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AIRCRAFT IMPACTED THE GROUND FOR UNKNOWN REASONS, ATWATER, CA.

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Tags: ATWATER CA FAA Accident Report
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Jun
27
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: CLEAR, AK

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AIRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTACNES AND CAUGHT ON FIRE, CLEAR, AK.

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Tags: AK CLEAR FAA Accident Report
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Jun
27
2022

XL Aero Receives Structural Repair Approval for Bell 205/212/412 Main Transmission Case

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Vancouver, British Columbia – Canada:   XL Aerospace (www.xlaero.ca), an industry leading provider of innovative aviation engineering, repair and manufacturing solutions to the general aviation and helicopter operations and maintenance, repair and overhaul sectors announces it has received Transport Canada (TC) approval for the repair of the Main Transmission Casing applicable to Bell Helicopter 205, 212 and 412 Helicopter models. 

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Tags: Bell 205 Bell 212 Bell 412 Bell Flight Bell Helicopter Transport Canada XL Aerospace
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Jun
24
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Elkin, NC

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HELICOPTER STRUCK A DRONE AT 1500 FEET NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF DOBBINS ROAD AND ROUTE 601 IN BOONVILLE, NC. AIRCRAFT RETURNED TO ZEF AND REPORTED DAMAGE TO A ROTOR.

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Jun
24
2022

Cyprus orders six H145Ms for its National Guard

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Nicosia, 24 June 2022 – The Government of Cyprus has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters for the purchase of six H145Ms with an option for another six aircraft. The five-bladed helicopters will be operated by the Cypriot National Guard.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters H145
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Jun
23
2022

Airbus and Munich Airport International expand their partnership to develop Advanced Air Mobility solutions globally

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Berlin, 23 June 2022 – Airbus and Munich Airport International have signed a Memorandum of Understanding at ILA Berlin Air Show to start marketing turnkey solutions to cities and regions interested in developing advanced air mobility (AAM) ecosystems globally.

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Jun
23
2022

Leading aerospace and defence companies group together with Airbus to provide the Bundeswehr with the H145M

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Berlin, 23 June 2022 - Leading companies from the German aerospace and defence industry have joined forces to provide the Bundeswehr with the five-bladed H145M as their light support helicopter. A requirement for up to 55 helicopters is expected. Under the name "LUH SK - Team H145M", Airbus Helicopters, ecms Aviation Systems, Hensoldt Sensors and Hensoldt Avionics, Liebherr-Aerospace, Rohde & Schwarz, Safran Helicopter Engines and ZF Luftfahrttechnik are working together to guarantee the customer a high-quality overall package with an attractive price-performance ratio and short delivery times. One of the major focuses, given the political situation, is on providing support for the helicopter from Germany. The team is open to further interested parties.

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Tags: Airbus H145
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Jun
22
2022

NTSB Final Report: Hillsboro, Oregon

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On April 6, 2020, about 1410 Pacific daylight time, a Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter, N725GT, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Portland, Oregon. The pilot was not injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 flight.

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Tags: Hillsboro NTSB Report Oregon
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Jun
22
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: WAUKESHA, WI

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AIRCRAFT HEARD A LOUD BANG AFTER DEPARTURE AND THE FENESTRON COVER HAD COME INTO CONTACT WIHT THE FENESTRON BLADES.

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Tags: FAA Accident Report WAUKESHA WI
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Jun
22
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Auburn, WA

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FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Auburn, WA

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Jun
22
2022

Collins Aerospace and FlightAware launch WebUAS℠ integration to support advanced air mobility

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MADRID – Collins Aerospace is leveraging the synergies of its recent acquisition of FlightAware by announcing today at the World ATM Congress the availability of new aircraft tracking and alerting features for its Uncrewed Aircraft System (UAS) digital platform, WebUASSM. By integrating FlightAware FirehoseSM, the world’s most comprehensive global flight tracking and ADS-B flight status data feed, WebUAS is now able to provide Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP) and UAS operators an even higher-fidelity picture of active flight operations within airspace they are monitoring.

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Tags: Collins Aerospace FirehoseSM FlightAware UAS WebUASSM
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Jun
22
2022

Alidaunia Enables SKYTRAC In-Flight Medical Data Transfer and Telemedicine Onboard AW139 and AW169 Helicopters

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KELOWNA, BC, June 22, 2022 – SKYTRAC Systems Ltd. (SKYTRAC), a global leader in aerospace intelligent connectivity and satellite communications (Satcom), today announced that Alidaunia S.R.L (Alidaunia), a leading Italian air ambulance, charter, and passenger services provider, has enabled SKYTRAC’s medical data transfer and telemedicine capability onboard their fleet of Leonardo AW139 and AW169 helicopters.

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Tags: SKYTRAC Systems
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Jun
22
2022

Airbus selects KLK Motorsport and Modell- und Formenbau Blasius Gerg GmbH to develop rear structure of CityAirbus NextGen

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Berlin, 22 June 2022 – Airbus is partnering with KLK Motorsport and Modell- und Formenbau Blasius Gerg GmbH to design, develop and manufacture the rear structure of CityAirbus NextGen. The companies will work together to develop an ultra-lightweight rear fuselage, which plays a key role in the airframe’s flight efficiency and which meets the high standards of reliability and performance for Airbus' electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) prototype.

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Tags: Airbus CityAirbus NextGen eVTOL KLK Motorsport
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Jun
22
2022

First helicopter flight powered solely by sustainable aviation fuel

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Berlin, 22 June 2022 - An Airbus H225 has performed the first ever helicopter flight with 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) powering both Safran’s Makila 2 engines.

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Tags: Airbus H225 Makila 2 Engines SAF
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Jun
22
2022

Heli-One Completes Successful SkyVis Test Flights on BPOL H215, STC expected in 2022

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Tucson, Arizona – Universal Avionics, an Elbit Systems Company, in partnership with Heli-One (Norway) AS and the Bundespolizei – German Federal Police (BPOL) has successfully completed test flights of its SkyVis Helmet Mounted Display (HMD). The partnership is aimed at the development of a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for SkyVis on H215 (AS332L1e) helicopters. At its completion, it will be the first civilian certification of a helmet-mounted display.

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Tags: Elbit Systems German Federal Police SkyVis Universal Universal Avionics
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Jun
22
2022

Universal Avionics Chosen to Provide Enhanced Vision Cameras to Bavarian Police Helicopters

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Tucson, Arizona – Universal Avionics (UA), an Elbit Systems company, has been selected by Airbus Helicopters to supply its EVS4000 multispectral Enhanced Vision cameras for installation on 8 new Airbus H145 helicopters destined to the Bavarian Police. The addition of the EVS4000 improves safety by increasing situational awareness in low-visibility situations including inclement weather and during night missions.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Elbit Systems EVS4000 UA Universal Avionics
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Jun
21
2022

Honda Aircraft Company extends FlightSafety International partnership

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COLUMBUS, O.H. and GREENSBORO N.C. (JUNE 21, 2022) – Today, Honda Aircraft Company and FlightSafety International announced a 25-year extension to their existing 15-year-old partnership that will continue the two companies’ innovative relationship until 2047. The agreement builds on a partnership that combines the strengths of both parties across different sectors to provide training to HondaJet owners and operators with the highest level of safety, while setting a strong, long-term commitment to aviation.

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Tags: FlightSafety Honda
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Jun
20
2022

LCI AND SMFL DELIVER TWO NEW AW169 HELICOPTERS TO ALIDAUNIA FOR MISSION CRITICAL EMS OPERATIONS

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LCI, a leading aviation company and a subsidiary of the Libra Group, and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited (SMFL), have delivered two new Leonardo AW169 helicopters from its joint venture leasing operation to the well-established Italian helicopter operator, Alidaunia.

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Tags: LCI
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Jun
20
2022

Garmin achieves EASA approval for the GFC 600H flight control system for AS350 helicopters

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OLATHE, Kan. — Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN), is pleased to announce European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval of the GFC™ 600H for AS350 helicopters, providing a cost-effective flight control solution that reduces pilot workload and improves mission effectiveness. The GFC 600H provides a number of helicopter-tailored safety features, including attitude hold with speed stability, the innovative hover assist mode, Garmin Helicopter Electronic Stability and Protection (H-ESP™), dedicated return-to-level (LVL) mode, as well as overspeed and low-speed protection, and more.

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Tags: AS350 EASA Garmin
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Jun
20
2022

Dwayne Charette elected Ontario Aerospace Council board chair

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Pickering, Ontario, June 20, 2022 – The Ontario Aerospace Council announced today that Dwayne Charette, president and chief operating officer of Airbus Helicopters Canada, was elected board chair and assumed the role on May 27. His responsibilities include chairing OAC executive committee and board of directors’ meetings, providing oversight of organizational operations, as well as advocating for Ontario’s aerospace industry within the province, at the federal level and globally.

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Tags: Dwayne Charette Ontario Aerospace Council
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Jun
20
2022

NTSB Final Report: Fallon, Nevada

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The helicopter pilot reported that, while hovering in front of a hangar he erroneously increased collective pitch, panicked, and lost control of the helicopter. The helicopter subsequently impacted the top of a hanger and rolled over. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the main rotor and tail boom. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

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Jun
16
2022

Garmin celebrates a milestone of more than 25,000 integrated flight deck deliveries

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OLATHE, Kan. — Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN), today celebrated the delivery of over 25,000 integrated flight decks, including forward-fit and retrofit solutions for general and business aviation, rotorcraft, military and government, and regional aircraft markets. Garmin avionics have revolutionized the aviation industry for nearly two decades, ushering in the era of fully integrated flight decks for light aircraft while also expanding the capabilities of turbine aircraft. Recognized for reliability, quality and innovation, Garmin flight decks have been certified on over 80 aircraft models representing 20 different aircraft manufacturers—more than any other avionics manufacturer.    

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Jun
15
2022

CareFlite Adds Bell 407GXi to Air Ambulance Fleet

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Fort Worth, TX (15 June 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today that CareFlite has signed an agreement to purchase a Bell 407GXi aircraft outfitted with an IFR configuration kit.

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Tags: Bell Bell 407GXi Bell Textron CareFlite Textron
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Jun
15
2022

HeliSpeed purchases an H14 FNPT II MCC simulator from Entrol

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In January 2023 Entrol will install their H14 FNPT II MCC simulator based on the Bell 429 at HeliSpeed Academy Base in Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom. The H14 is equipped with GTN 750 and GTN 650 units, a three channel cylindrical visual system with a FOV of 200ºx40º and a vibration system to replicate the normal and abnormal flying conditions such as vortex ring, translational lift and turbulence.

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Tags: Bell 429 Entrol HeliSpeed
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Jun
14
2022

AFDAU-T1 ACHIEVES US FOREST SERVICE ATU COMPLIANCE

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The AFDAU-T1, Australia’s standout additional telemetry unit (ATU) for aerial firefighting, has achieved compliance for the new US Forest Service requirements for event data this week. The update enables all Aerial Firefighting Data Acquisition Unit (AFDAU) units already installed in aircraft to meet compliance specifications

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Tags: AFDAU TracPlus US Forest Service
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Jun
14
2022

Norway's largest onshore helicopter operator, Helitrans, uses the world's first-of-its-kind Airbus H125 VR Simulator for Helicopter Training

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After a long and extensive process, the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority (Luftfartstilsynet) has given Helitrans the thumbs up for pilots to complete training and certificate / licence renewal (OPC / PC) in an Airbus H125 VR simulator. Norway is the very first country in the world to formally approve the use of this type of VR simulator.

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Tags: Helitrans
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