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Nov
04
2022

MD HELICOPTERS SHOWCASING CUTTING EDGE DEFENCE HELICOPTERS AT INDODEFENCE 2022

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Jakarta, Indonesia; November 2, 2022 – MD Helicopters (MDH), INDODEFENCE Booth #B231F, will proudly be attending and showcasing its MD 500E and MD 530F military helicopter lines at Indonesia’s INDODEFENCE, taking place Nov. 2-5 in Jakarta.

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Nov
04
2022

Sikorsky And DARPA's Autonomous Black Hawk® Flies Logistics And Rescue Missions Without Pilots On Board

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YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz., -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have successfully demonstrated to the U.S. Army for the first time how an uninhabited Black Hawk helicopter flying autonomously can safely and reliably perform internal and external cargo resupply missions, and a rescue operation.

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Nov
03
2022

Guimbal Flies in Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition

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November 3, 2022 - Microsoft Flight Simulator will introduce the Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter in the Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition coming out on November 11, 2022. The G2 has rapidly increased in popularity, both in the U.S. and across the world. “Coupled with its modern features and sleek design, the genuine interest by Guimbal and the high level of collaboration with the Microsoft Flight Simulator team allowed us to get a very accurate digital representation of this cutting-edge helicopter,” says Jorg Neumann, Head of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Nov
03
2022

ARGUS | North America Flight Activity

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DENVER, CO - North American business aviation flight activity remained consistent week over week for the month of October. Over the course of the month, every day of the week, excluding Saturday, averaged over 10,000 flights a day. The busiest day of the week was Thursday, averaging 12,150 flights per day.

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Nov
02
2022

NAASCO ANNOUNCES RESELLER AGREEMENT WITH WHELEN AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY (WAT)

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Shirley, NY, – NAASCO, the developers of the ETR-20™ and ETR-25™ Mercury Mod™ starter generator improvements for use on helicopter, turboprop, and light jet aircraft, has established a preferred reseller agreement with Sebastian, FL based Whelen Aerospace Technology (WAT), in order to distribute their comprehensive aircraft lighting products both nationally and internationally.

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Nov
01
2022

Royal Jordanian Air Force Agrees to Purchase Bell 505s to Boost Training Capabilities

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Aqaba, Jordan (Nov. 1, 2022) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the signed agreement for the sale of 10 Bell 505 helicopters to the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) today at The Special Operations Forces Exhibition & Conference (SOFEX) in Aqaba, Jordan.

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Nov
01
2022

GPMS Broadens Certified Installer Network to Support Canadian Operators

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Calgary, AB (Nov. 1, 2022) – In preparation for the 27th annual Helicopter Association of Canada Convention and Trade Show, GPMS International announced that it has expanded its Certified Installer Network into Canada to support the growing number of Canadian operators looking to implement modern technology like GPMS’s predictive Foresight MX HUMS. Alpine Aerotech is the first Canadian helicopter maintenance service and support company to join GPMS’s Certified Installer Network.  

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Nov
01
2022

Paraclete Aviation Life Support Implements Long-Term Business Plan in Key Positions

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AMTC Elevated22, Tampa FL, Paraclete Booth #1109-In fulfillment of the helmet manufacturer’s long-term business plan, Paraclete Aviation Life Support elevates the company's long-time vice president [VP], Anthony Economos as Paraclete's new president while the original president, Scott Hedges, assumes the role of VP, Product Development. As one of two original co-founders of Paraclete, Economos has held the VP position with the company since its launch in 2014.

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Oct
31
2022

NTSB Opens Public Docket for Bell 407 Air Tour Helicopter Accident Investigation

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WASHINGTON (Oct. 31, 2022) — The National Transportation Safety Board opened the public docket Monday as part of its ongoing investigation of the June 8, 2022, crash of a Bell 407 helicopter in Kalea, Hawaii.

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Oct
31
2022

Mecaer Aviation Group to Supply Landing Gear for Urban Air Mobility Leader, Archer Aviation

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October 31, 2022, LAVAL (Canada) – Mecaer Aviation Group and Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR), a leader in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, have entered into an agreement for the design, development, qualification, and supply of landing gear for Archer’s piloted-plus-four-passenger eVTOL aircraft, Midnight. Mecaer’s extensive design expertise and its years of production experience across demanding programs were decisive factors in Archer selecting Mecaer as its partner of choice for the supply of the landing gear system.

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Oct
28
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: MORGAN CITY, LA

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AIRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES 20NM OFFSHORE FROM MORGAN CITY, LA.

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Oct
28
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: SARASOTA, FL

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AIRCRAFT CRASHED FOR UNKNOWN REASONS NEAR A ROAD, SARASOTA, FL.

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Oct
28
2022

Delivery of the first two H135s to the Spanish Ministry of Interior

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Albacete, 28 October 2022 - Airbus has delivered the first two H135s to the Spanish Guardia Civil and National Police under the 36-unit contract signed with the General Directorate for Armaments and Materiel (DGAM) at the end of 2021 to supply the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Interior. The Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, and Bruno Even, CEO of Airbus Helicopters, along with Fernando Lombo, Managing Director of Airbus Helicopters in Spain, were present at the handover ceremony that took place at the Airbus plant in Albacete.

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Oct
28
2022

Mustang Helicopters & XL Aero Introduce AS350/AS355 Side Pull System

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XL Aerospace (www.xlaero.ca), an industry leading provider of innovative aviation engineering, repair and manufacturing solutions to the aviation operations and maintenance sectors announces it has collaborated with Mustang Helicopters (Mustang - www.mustanghelicopters.com), a prominent Canadian utility sector and Airbus AS350/AS355 helicopter operator, to develop a new Transport Canada Supplemental Type Certified Side Pull system for the Airbus AS350 and AS355 model helicopters (STC#: SH22-19 / Onboard System’s Swing Suspension Systems IAW STC#: SR01164SE for AS350 models or per FAA STC#: SR01424SE for AS355 models.)

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Tags: Airbus Helicopters AS350 AS355 Mustang Helicopters XL Aerospace
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Oct
28
2022

Keystone Turbine Services Announces Fully Certified Rolls-Royce RR300 Dual Testing Capability

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Atlanta, GA –  – Atlanta-based Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the Worldwide Aerospace and Defense industries, is pleased to announce subsidiary Keystone Turbine Services (KTS), a PAG Company located in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, has further expanded their partnership with Rolls-Royce by successfully correlating and certifying both of their all-digital engine test cells to now support the complete RR300 series of gas turbine engines.

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Tags: Keystone Turbine Services KTS PAG Precision Aviation Group
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Oct
28
2022

Italy’s Carabinieri to introduce new mission capabilities with new AW119Kx helicopters

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Leonardo has announced today the signing of a contract by Italy’s Carabinieri for the supply of 20 AW119Kx single engine helicopters for its Air Service. The aircraft will be assembled at Leonardo’s Vergiate facility (Varese) with deliveries expected in the 2023-2026 period. The contract also includes a comprehensive turnkey logistics support package and training services for pilots and maintenance technicians.   

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Oct
28
2022

Smith Myers ARTEMIS announces integration with FlySight Open Sight Mission Console software

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Biggelswade UK/Livorno, Italy:  Smith Myers announces that its ARTEMIS Mobile Phone identification, geolocation and communication sensor is now available as an integrated airborne search solution with FlySight Open Sight Mission Console software.

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Oct
26
2022

UK Royal Air Force Benson Award for Engineering Excellence

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October 26, 2022 - Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is happy to announce the presentation of the Award for Engineering Excellence, donated by Heli-One, from the UK Royal Air Force to Sergeant Burns during the annual Station Awards Reception at RAF Benson. The award was won by Sgt Burns for his outstanding achievements in assuring the current and future delivery of Puma capability through his exceptional management of the Puma Fleet Plan.

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Oct
26
2022

Alpha Aviation purchases an AS350 FTD Level 5 simulator to Entrol

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Entrol has sold an AS350 FTD Level 5 simulator to Alpha Aviation, the number one flight training academy in Japan, for the last 11 years.

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Oct
25
2022

Boeing Delivers First Upgraded AH-64E Apache to Royal Netherlands Air Force

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MESA, Ariz., Oct. 25, 2022 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] has delivered the first AH-64E Version 6, or v6, Apache helicopter featuring improved performance, sensors and software to the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF).

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Oct
25
2022

GPMS and Truth Data Insights Sign MOU to Improve Access to Advanced Helicopter Data and Analytics

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Tampa, FL – October 25, 2022 – AMTC 2022 – GPMS and Truth Data Insights announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together to offer customers a powerful new suite of data acquisition, analytics, and services. By pairing GPMS’s advanced HUMS + Flight Data Management (FDM) solution with Truth Data’s specialized FDM analysis and Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) services, operators can get broad spectrum data, analytics, and support services needed to improve both maintenance and safety programs.

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Oct
25
2022

New orders affirm Airbus Helicopters’ leading position in North American air medical helicopter market

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Tampa, FL,  Airbus Helicopters continues to be the leading provider of helicopters to the North American air medical transport industry, with both new and long-standing customers from around the continent placing orders.  More than 35 new single and twin-engine Airbus helicopters were sold in the air medical market alone over the past 12 months.

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Oct
25
2022

BOOST Systems offers the only FAA Approved Personnel Carrying Device System with Insulated Suspension Lines and Flash Rated Harnesses for Utility HEC Operators

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North Vancouver, BC –  – Boost Systems, the global leader in fully certified Human External Cargo Systems, Personnel Carrying Device Systems (PCDS), and related Training Services is pleased to announce their Insulated Suspension Lines and flash rated harnesses are now FAA Approved when used with other manufacturers’ Bell 206L/407 and MD369 dual hook systems.  

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Oct
24
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Point Lookout, NY

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The pilot of the helicopter departed for a visual flight rules cross-country flight but returned to the airport shortly after takeoff upon encountering instrument meteorological conditions (IMC), which had been forecast. The pilot elected to depart again under special visual flight rules after hearing another pilot report indicating that the ceiling was between 800 and 1,000 ft. The helicopter was not equipped for flight in IMC.

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Oct
24
2022

Arrow Aviation to Support Repairs of SKYTRAC Iridium Satellite Communication Terminals and Accessories

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TAMPA, FL, October 24, 2022 – SKYTRAC Systems Ltd. (SKYTRAC), a global leader in satellite communications (satcom) and intelligent connectivity solutions, today announced Arrow Aviation, a trusted resource for 24/7 AOG helicopter services, parts sales, and helicopter leasing, as an authorized service center for SKYTRAC’s Iridium satcom terminals and accessories.

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Oct
24
2022

FAA Updates Recreational Drone Flying Guidance

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WASHINGTON— The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today issued guidance on how to become an FAA-recognized community-based organization for recreational drone flying.

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Oct
20
2022

Milestone Aviation Signs Lease Agreements with PHI Aviation for 2 Sikorsky S92s and 1 Leonardo AW139

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DUBLIN – Thursday, October 20, 2022 – The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, today announced it has signed lease agreements with leading commercial helicopter operator, PHI Aviation (“PHI”) for three helicopters.

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Oct
20
2022

BABCOCK ANNOUNCES NEW CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH HAMPSHIRE AND ISLE OF WIGHT AIR AMBULANCE

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Babcock and Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) have announced a three-year contract extension to keep the helicopter emergency medical service up in the sky saving lives.

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Oct
20
2022

Heli-One Establishes In-House AW139 Gearbox Testing

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Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has established in-house testing capability for the AW139 Intermediate Gear Box (IGB) and Tail Gear Box (TGB) at its Canadian facility in Delta, British Columbia. This latest expansion of Heli-One’s service portfolio not only expedites the turnaround times for customers at the base but also widens the service options for AW139 operators globally.

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Tags: AW139 Heli-One Leonardo
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Oct
20
2022

AW101 completes high altitude trials stateside

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Yeovil, 19/10/2022 – A cross-departmental team from Leonardo in Yeovil has successfully undertaken high altitude trials, which were completed on schedule with the Norwegian AW101 helicopter in the US. The aircraft completed its 21-day trial plan in just 16 days.

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