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Oct
20
2022

KAMAN ANNOUNCES NEW K-MAX® ORDER FROM NORTH AMERICAN HELICOPTER

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BLOOMFIELD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kaman Air Vehicles, a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN), announced the receipt of a signed purchase agreement from North American Helicopter for a K-MAX® medium-to-heavy lift helicopter with delivery expected in the fourth quarter of 2022.

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Oct
20
2022

AW609 tiltrotor programme sets major milestone with first production aircraft’s maiden flight

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The world’s first multirole tiltrotor programme, designed to redefine a range of commercial and public services, set a major milestone with the maiden flight of the first AW609 production aircraft. This aircraft introduces unprecedented capabilities under a dedicated ‘powered lift category’ civil certification now under development. Designated AC5, the aircraft took to the air at Leonardo’s Philadelphia-based site on 13th October performing as expected the initial in-flight evaluation of systems and general handling. 

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Oct
18
2022

Joby Applies for Japan Aircraft Certification

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. & TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a California-based company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, today confirmed it has formally applied for its revolutionary aircraft design to be certified for use in Japan. The news comes as Japanese and U.S. regulatory authorities confirmed earlier today that they have reached an agreement to deliver a streamlined approval process for U.S. applicants who wish to validate their eVTOL (“electric vertical take-off and landing”) aircraft designs in Japan.

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Oct
18
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Fresno, CA

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On October 1, 2022, about 0955 Pacific daylight time, a Bell 206B, N284CA, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Fresno, California. The pilot and passenger were seriously injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 other work use flight.

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Oct
18
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: DAYTONA BEACH, FL

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AIRCRAFT CRASHED ON LANDING AND CAME TO REST ON ITS SIDE, DAYTONA BEACH, FL.

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Oct
18
2022

MedAire Offers API to Integrate Medical and Security Intel with Industry Systems

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NBAA-BACE 2022, Orlando, Florida – MedAire, the leading aviation industry medical and security partner, now offers their medical and security intelligence through a catalogue of Application Program Interfaces (API) that will directly integrate with a flight department’s existing systems.  

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Oct
18
2022

MedAire Adds Crew Check Security Feature to MedAire360 Service

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NBAA-BACE 2022 -- Orlando, Florida -- MedAire, the leading medical and security partner for the global aviation industry has introduced Crew Check, a new add-on feature to the MedAire360 Portal announced at the 2021 NBAA-BACE Show. Crew Check provides a real-time communications element that will trigger critical alerts specific to a crew’s location followed by advice from the MedAire assistance team.

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Oct
18
2022

First ACH130 Aston Martin Edition sale highlights Airbus Corporate Helicopters success story in Latin America

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Orlando – Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) has sold the first ACH130 Aston Martin Edition in Latin America in a landmark deal announced at the NBAA Annual Convention that underlines its growing market presence in the region. The helicopter is the 17th ACH130 Aston Martin Edition to be sold worldwide and is destined for a private Brazilian owner in the mid-west of the country.

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Oct
18
2022

Airbus Corporate Helicopters delivers first ACH130 Aston Martin Edition in USA

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Orlando – Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) has delivered the first ACH130 Aston Martin Edition to a US customer. The helicopter was handed over to the private individual, who also owns an Aston Martin luxury sports car, and is on display in the static area at the NBAA Annual Convention.

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Oct
14
2022

PHI & bp Extend Relationship with a New 10-Year Contract

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PHI Aviation, a global leader in helicopter services, has extended its contract with bp to provide helicopter transportation services for bp’s energy exploration and production efforts in the Gulf of Mexico. The 10-year, multi-aircraft agreement, which began in September and is an amendment to the existing contract, provides full-time Sikorsky S-92 support from PHI’s Houma base.

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Oct
14
2022

NTSB Final Report: Lake Apopka, FL

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The pilot of the helicopter departed the landing zone to conduct an aerial application flight over a lake. He stated that he established course on his spray line but “lost sight of everything looking forward due to the glare off the water and the sun position.” He recalled having no depth perception when he looked down at the water and could not recall the helicopter impacting the water but recalled a momentary shudder followed by the helicopter coming to rest inverted. The helicopter’s fuselage, main and tail rotor blades were substantially damaged during the impact. The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures of the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.

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Oct
14
2022

The Honourable Company of Air Pilots North American Region has awarded the 2022 Master’s North American Trophy to ICARUS Devices

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This significant award is in recognition of the commendable work ICARUS Devices has carried out in development of the Instrument Conditions Awareness Recognition and Understanding System by improving training fidelity and rapidly accelerating weather decision making capabilities for pilots before turning deadly.

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Oct
12
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Mesa, AZ

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NTSB Preliminary Report: Mesa, AZ

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Oct
12
2022

U.S. Air Force Declares Initial Operational Capability Of Sikorsky HH-60W Jolly Green II

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STRATFORD, Conn., October 12, 2022 -- The U.S. Air Force declared Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for the HH-60W Jolly Green II Combat Rescue Helicopter, validating the platform's operational readiness to forward deploy Air Force rescue crews around the globe. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) designed and manufactures the HH-60W, which enables the U.S. Air Force to conduct rescue missions at greater ranges and in the most challenging environments, and with increased survivability.

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Oct
12
2022

Sikorsky Delivers S-92® Helicopter To Korea Coast Guard

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.,  - The Korea Coast Guard accepted the delivery on Sept. 30 of its third S-92® search and rescue helicopter built by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT).

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Oct
12
2022

Delta, Joby Aviation Partner to Pioneer Home-To-Airport Transportation to Customers

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Joby to operate all-electric, vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, enabling fast, quiet, sustainable, city-to-airport service by air; Delta to make upfront equity investment of $60 million in Joby, with total investment of up to $200 million possible as further milestones are achieved; Initial launch, anticipated to be first eVTOL service to market, will target New York and Los Angeles, building on years of Delta investments in those cities; The partnership will deliver a premium, differentiated service for Delta customers alongside Joby’s standard airport service

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Oct
12
2022

Bell Announces First Bell 505 Delivery to Greece

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Prague, Czech Republic (Oct. 10, 2022) - Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the delivery of the first Bell 505 to a customer in Greece. The aircraft was delivered in August at the Bell Prague Service Center. The aircraft is privately owned and will be operated by Bellavia Ltd. for commercial flights throughout the mainland and islands of Greece for business, VIP, leisure and charter flights. Bellavia will operate and maintain the aircraft under its organization certifications with pilots and technicians trained at the Bell Training Academy.

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Oct
12
2022

Entrol presents the H64, based on the Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane Helicopter

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Entrol launches a brand new FTD simulator based on the Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane. The first unit of this model is the first FTD Level 2 based on the Sikorsky S-64 in the world. This helicopter is being used worldwide for firefighting purposes due to its high capacity and quick water refilling ability, making it one of the best firefighting helicopters in the market. It can also be used in civil protection, heavy lift construction or timber harvesting.

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Oct
12
2022

Former Executive Director, Air National Guard, Daniel Bishop Joins Vita Inclinata As Aerospace Advisor

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WASHINGTON, DC, — Vita Inclinata (Vita), developer and producer of precision aerospace and industrial stabilization devices, today announced Daniel Bishop has joined the company’s Aerospace Advisory Board. Bishop will leverage decades of Pentagon and the United States Air Force experience to strengthen ties across the DoD and federal agencies and increase Vita’s national and international footprint.

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Oct
11
2022

NTSB Final Report: Deer Valley, AZ

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The pilot of the helicopter reported that, he was on the ramp with the engine running to accomplish a rapid refuel. The fueler was attempting to attach the grounding cable to the helicopter and due to the cable not locking, he maneuvered the cable up and down, which then contacted the main rotor blades. The pilot reported he felt a “violent jolt” and immediately shut the engine down. The fueler’s hands were seriously injured. The main rotor blades were substantially damaged. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.

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Oct
11
2022

Sikorsky Continues Progress On RAIDER X® Helicopter For U.S. Army

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STRATFORD, Conn., Oct. 10, 2022 – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) is completing early tests toward a safe flight test program for the RAIDER X® competitive prototype it is building for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program.

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Oct
11
2022

KAMAN SELECTED TO BUILD CARGO UAS PROTOTYPE FOR U.S. MARINES

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BLOOMFIELD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 10, 2022– Kaman Air Vehicles, a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) announced today that they have been selected to build a logistics UAS prototype for the United States Marine Corps. Kaman will build a funded military version of its KARGO UAV, a purpose-built autonomous medium-lift logistics vehicle. KARGO UAV carries up to 800 pounds of payload and is designed to operate in austere environments.

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Oct
10
2022

LIFENET ARIZONA RETURNS TO COCHISE COUNTY

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Willcox, AZ – Lighting the engines and lifting the tires, LifeNet in Willcox, AZ is proud to be serving Cochise County and beyond. LifeNet 8, a part of Air Methods – the leading air medical service provider in the United States, served the Willcox community for more than 20 years and is ecstatic to return to the area.

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Oct
10
2022

Skills and open innovation: young researchers compete in the Leonardo Drone Contest

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The Leonardo Drone Contest 2022 edition is at the starting line. Six Italian universities will compete to the design of prototypes for a drone capable of flying autonomously and without a navigation system using artificial Intelligence.

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Oct
10
2022

L3HARRIS BEGINS DELIVERING WESCAM MX™-SERIES IMAGING SYSTEMS FOR US SPECIAL OPERATIONS AVIATORS

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MELBOURNE, Fla. — L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) has begun delivering its WESCAM MX™-10 and WESCAM MX™-15 electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) and laser designator sensor systems to USSOCOM’s Special Operations aviators.

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Oct
10
2022

HEC DUAL CARGO HOOK SYSTEM INSTALLATION ON MD 600N GETS FAA STC

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Olympia, WA, September 27, 2022 – Mechanical Specialties, LLC has received revised FAA STC SR02713SE for the HEC Dual Cargo System for the MD Helicopters model 600N. “HELIUS LLC, has been a loyal cargo hook customer for years. We really appreciate all the help and patience during the certification process of the MD 600 HEC system. It is a far superior product than anything else on the market and was designed by operators, for operators. We are pleased to already have three kits on the way to them now!”

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Oct
10
2022

Joint General Aviation Industry Statement Regarding EPA Proposed Endangerment Finding for Lead Emissions from Piston Aircraft

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The general aviation industry and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have a shared goal to rid lead from all aviation fuel used for piston-powered aircraft no later than 2030. The FAA and industry have come together under the EAGLE (Eliminate Aviation Gasoline Lead Emissions) banner to see this mission realized.

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Oct
07
2022

Airbus and Korea Aerospace Industries deliver first Light Civil Helicopter

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Sacheon, 7 October 2022 – Airbus Helicopters and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) have delivered the first Light Civil Helicopter (LCH) to a local operator, Gloria Aviation, following certification in September this year. Entering service in an emergency medical services configuration in December this year, this helicopter will be deployed to support critical life-saving missions in Jeju.

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Oct
07
2022

L3HARRIS’ NEXT-GENERATION WESCAM MX™ LAND SIGHTS TO HELP US ARMY SOLDIERS SPOT MANNED AND UNMANNED THREATS SOONER

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MELBOURNE, Fla. — L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) is providing 57 WESCAM MX-GCS sighting systems to help U.S. Army soldiers spot manned and unmanned threats sooner than ever before possible. 

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Oct
07
2022

Vertical Aviation Safety Team Concludes Inaugural Global Safety Conference

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Hurst, TX. (07 October 2022) – The inaugural edition of the Vertical Aviation Safety Team (VAST) Global Conference has concluded in Hurst, Texas, USA, with solid reviews from attendees and presenters. The three-day event, which ran Oct. 4–6, 2022, focused on collaborative efforts to improve safety across all segments of the international VTOL aviation industry, including flight operations, maintenance, and—for the first time—advanced air mobility.

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