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Jun
14
2022

NTSB Final Report: Eldorado, Illinois

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The pilot reported that the helicopter was about to take off with a flight nurse, paramedic, and a patient onboard when she noticed a flash and flame reflection on the front left windscreen immediately followed by screams and the cabin filling with smoke. The pilot immediately reduced the throttle, pulled the fuel shutoff valve, and applied full rotor brake. The paramedic on board’s flight suit was on fire.

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Jun
13
2022

NTSB Final Report: McKinney, Texas

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The pilot reported that he drove from his home to the airport not expecting to fly the helicopter due to high winds, however, after arrival at the hangar the winds were lighter than the forecast winds, so he conducted a preflight for a local flight. As the pilot raised the collective for takeoff and the helicopter climbed into an initial hover, the helicopter rolled to the left. The pilot tried to counter the roll but was unable because the cyclic control lock was still in place. The helicopter continued to roll left and impacted the ramp and a post impact fire ensued. The pilot successfully egressed the helicopter but suffered serious burn injuries. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the main rotor system and the cabin. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.

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Jun
13
2022

AIRLIFT TEXAS OPENING NEW BASE TO EXPAND AIR MEDICAL SERVICES IN THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY

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Weslaco, Texas,  Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider in the U.S., is thrilled to announce the opening of AirLift Texas, a new base in Weslaco, Texas, on June 1st to provide emergency air medical services to the city and surrounding Rio Grande Valley communities. Opening the base will result in quicker response times for emergent and trauma situations and provide interfacility transports for patients needing specialized care.

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Jun
13
2022

NHIndustries and NAHEMA sign innovative NH90 support contract

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Marignane, 13 June 2022 - NHIndustries has signed an innovative NH90 support contract with the NATO agency NAHEMA, acting as the contracting authority on behalf of the  Direction générale de l'armement (the French Armament General Directorate) and the Direction de la maintenance aéronautique (the French Aeronautics Support Directory)  for the French Ministry of the Armed Forces and the BAAINBww for the German Ministry of Defence. This contract will improve the availability rates of the NH90 naval (NFH) and tactical (TTH) helicopters.

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Jun
13
2022

NHIndustries statement regarding Norwegian Ministry of Defence announcement to terminate NH90 contract

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NHIndustries is extremely disappointed by the decision taken by the Norwegian Ministry of Defence and refutes the allegations being made against the NH90 as well as against the Company. NHIndustries was not offered the possibility to discuss the latest proposal made to improve the availability of the NH90 in Norway and to address the specific Norwegian requirements. NHIndustries considers this termination to be legally groundless.

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Jun
09
2022

NTSB Final Report: Susanville, CA

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On October 13, 2019, about 1700 Pacific daylight time, a Hiller UH-12E helicopter, N131HA, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Susanville, California. The pilot sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight.

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Jun
09
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Kona, HI

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AIRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES, KONA, HI.

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Jun
08
2022

NTSB Final Report: Allentown, PA

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On August 11, 2019, at 1448 eastern daylight time, a Schweizer 269C-1, N1831A, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Allentown, Pennsylvania. The commercial pilot sustained serious injuries and the passenger sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was operated by Ace Pilot Training Inc., as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 sightseeing flight.

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Jun
08
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Greenville, OH

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IDENTIFICATION Date: 07-JUN-22 Time: 13:20:00Z Regis#: N600TA

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Jun
08
2022

Tony Hahn Joins Vita Inclinata As Advisor

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WASHINGTON, DC,  — Vita Inclinata (Vita), developer and producer of precision aerospace and industrial stabilization devices, today announced Tony Hahn has joined the company as an advisor. Leveraging his U.S. Coast Guard, MS in Engineering and Technology Management, and MIT’s Seminar XXl Fellowship experience, Hahn will provide strategic, technical, and leadership guidance for Vita Rescue System adoption within the rotary-wing public sector.  

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Jun
06
2022

PHI Broome Base Celebrates Its Five-Year Anniversary

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PHI’s Broome Base in Western Australia recently celebrated its five-year anniversary. The base has come a long way since a small team set up the operations in 2017. Initially, there were 41 employees and two aircraft at the base—this has now grown to 95 employees and seven aircraft.

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Jun
06
2022

NTSB: Collision into Terrain Safari Aviation Inc. Airbus AS350 B2, N985SA

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​​On December 26, 2019, about 1657 Hawaii standard time, a seven seat helicopter operated by Safari Aviation Inc. as a commercial air tour flight encountered instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) and collided into terrain in a remote, wooded area near Kekaha, Hawaii, on the island of Kauai. The pilot and the six passengers were fatally injured, and the helicopter was destroyed.

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Jun
06
2022

NTSB Final Report: Gainesville, FL

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On June 24, 2019, about 2200 eastern daylight time, a Bell OH-58C, N911GV, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV), Florida. The pilot receiving instruction and flight instructor were not injured. The helicopter was operated as a public aircraft instructional flight.

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Jun
06
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Caldwell, NJ

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AIRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES INTO A FENCE AT THE AIRPORT, CALDWELL, NJ.

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Jun
06
2022

VRGINEERS DONATES A VIRTUAL REALITY PILOT TRAINER TO UKRAINE FOR AID AND SOLIDARITY

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For decades now there has been a push to modernize the current training methods, driven in part by the costs of altering and maintaining large, dome simulators; the inability to keep training devices up to date as aircraft in the field and corresponding software update faster than training simulators; and an overall lack of expert training professionals.  Virtual and mixed reality technologies can significantly enhance the process of pilot transformation from eastern platforms such as Migs and Suchoj to western platforms such as Lockheed Martin F-16, or F-35, Airbus Eurofighters, Dassault Rafales, and Saab Gripens, as well as for multiple helicopters.

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Jun
06
2022

Mountainflyers Ltd. completes their Simulator Center with a qualified Airbus H125 FTD 3 from VRM Switzerland

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Mountainflyers is the world‘s first Appoved Training Organisation which provides flight training on qualified virtual reality training devices. „We are particularly pleased with the recent qualification of the H125 simulator. Thanks to the ability to perform Licence and Operator Proficiency Checks on the simulator, pilots can now train specific scenarios. This will significantly reduce costs for operators and further improve aviation safety“, underlines Christoph Graf, CEO and owner of Mountainflyers Ltd.

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Jun
06
2022

HAI Now Accepting Nominations For 2023 Salute To Excellence Awards Program

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Alexandria, Va. – Do you know a team or individual in the rotorcraft or drone community who are outstanding in their profession? Or perhaps they conducted an exceptional operation that made the news? Helicopter Association International (HAI) is hoping you’ll tell us their story!

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Jun
02
2022

AWHero successfully completes inflight tests of its Radar-based Enhanced Maritime Surveillance Sensor Suite

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Navies and Coast Guards worldwide are deploying Tactical Uncrewed Air Systems (UAS) in order to provide wide area ISR capabilities to vessels and contribute to the formation of a robust and dynamic Recognized Maritime Picture. UAS are becoming an important capability for maritime intelligence gathering. These systems provide considerable advantages when capable of being equipped with sensors, such as Maritime SAR/ISAR radar, which enable wide area/long range contact detection and classification through weather-penetrating radio frequency (RF) based technologies.

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Jun
02
2022

The Spanish Police trusts again in Entrol simulators to update their H11 / H135 FNPT II MCC to a FTD Level 2

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In this H11 / H135 FTD Level 2 simulator will be included our high-resolution database, our FLIR based Long-range infrared camera, Vibration System and a Spherical Visual System with a field of view of 200º x 70º and six top-quality Full HD projectors.

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Jun
02
2022

Leonardo Awards Cormorant Trophy for the first time to a Joint Canada-U.S. rescue mission which saved all 31 lives from a burning, sinking trawler

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Ottawa, 01/06/2022 - Leonardo congratulates the winners of the 2021 Cormorant Trophy which for the first time in the award’s 20-year history, goes to helicopter rescue crews from both Canada and the U.S. for the heroic F/V Atlantic Destiny Rescue on March 3, 2021.

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Jun
02
2022

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Veteran Kip McDermott Promoted to Vice President of Aviation Operations

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BOISE, Idaho, June 1, 2022—Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) announced that 21-year ASU veteran Kip McDermott had been promoted to Vice President of Aviation Operations. 

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Jun
02
2022

Leonardo’s AW139 fleet in Australia grows stronger with order for three more HEMS/SAR helicopters

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Leonardo has announced today a further expansion of its fleet of AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters in Australia with an order for three aircraft as part of Western Australia’s Emergency Rescue Helicopter Service (ERHS) fleet modernization effort to provide enhanced airborne capabilities. The helicopters will be supplied by leading helicopter operator CHC Australia to carry out a range of HEMS, Search and Rescue and Inter-Hospital Patient Transport missions from the Jandakot and Bunbury Airports on behalf of the ERHS. 

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Jun
02
2022

A historic step for personal mobility in Québec

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Montréal, Québec / Dallas, Texas, June 1, 2022 – After more than 10 months of collaborative work, the teams at Vertiko Mobility and Jaunt Air Mobility are pleased to publicly announce the signing of a letter of intent for the purchase of more than 70 all-electric Jaunt Journey aircraft and two hybrid aircraft, with an option for a further 25 units. The aircraft  will be acquired during the first five years of operation of the Québec vertiport network. The goal is to transform the letter of intent into a contract during the second quarter of 2025, with operations to begin in 2026.

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Jun
02
2022

DRF Luftrettung and Reiser Simulation and Training develop the latest-generation Hoist Simulator

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DRF Luftrettung and manufacturer Reiser Simulation and Training are planning to launch an ultra-modern Helicopter Hoist Operation Simulator in spring 2023. It will elevate the training options for helicopter hoist operation to a new level. Its development drew on the many years of expertise that the two organisations have in air rescue, Helicopter Hoist Operation and simulation. The simulator, which is based on augmented reality, enables highly professional hoist manoeuvre training for hoist operators and pilots – from standard procedures to emergency ones. Other new features include the extremely convenient option of mobile use as well as a possibility to connect it to the Reiser Full Flight Simulator Level D.

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Jun
02
2022

PHI Aviation Announces New Global Structure and Leadership Team

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PHI Aviation has announced a new global organization structure and leadership team. The changes will better align the organization and its resources to its customers’ needs and strategic growth and diversification opportunities in key geographies.

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Jun
02
2022

TracPlus Release Next-Gen Common Operating Platform: TracPlus Cloud

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The TracPlus Cloud Common Operating Platform provides critical operators with an off-the-shelf solution that ties together operational information from multiple asset types and multiple communication channels to enable responding agencies to make faster, more informed decisions.

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Jun
01
2022

NTSB Final Report: Fort Davis, Texas

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The pilot reported that he had descended the helicopter to about 50ft above ground level along a ridgeline when he encountered a downdraft from an opposing ridgeline. He attempted to fly out of the downdraft by flying towards lower ground but did not have the power or airspeed to arrest the descent. The helicopter’s low rotor RPM came on as the helicopter impacted terrain and rolled onto its left side. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the main rotor system, fuselage, and tail boom. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.

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Jun
01
2022

Collins Aerospace expanding F-35 and CH-47F support for the Royal Netherlands Air Force

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SOESTERBERG, The Netherlands (May 31, 2022) – Collins Aerospace signed two new Letters of Intent (LOI) with the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) building upon existing projects in support of their F-35 and CH-47F programs.

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Jun
01
2022

HH Sheikha Mozah Bint Marwan Al Maktoum first woman to pilot AW609 tiltrotor

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Leonardo was honored to host Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Marwan Al Maktoum at its United States’ helicopter headquarters in Philadelphia, providing her the opportunity to personally test the revolutionary AW609, the world’s first tiltrotor set to receive civil certification.

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May
27
2022

Paraclete Aviation Life Support Expands into HEMS Industry with Covenant Children’s ‘Kite Flight’ Team

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CLARKSVILLE, TN,  — Paraclete Aviation Life Support announces its further expansion into the Helicopter Emergency Management [HEM] industry as global operators continue to choose rotor- and fixed-wing helmets from the growing civilian aviation manufacturer. As a member of the Association of Air Medical Services [AAMS], Paraclete’s core tenets of comfort, safety and innovation, directly aligns with the AAMS mission, and in every helmet Paraclete manufactures.

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