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May
09
2022

Presentation of URANO, a project for including drones in Italy’s national air traffic management system

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Guaranteeing adequate safety standards and the utmost precision at every stage in flight with satellite navigation systems, particularly Galileo, RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) and UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems), integrated into Italy’s national ATM - Air Traffic Management system.

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Tags: ATM Drone Leonardo RPAS UAS
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May
05
2022

SwissDrones Granted European Drone Operator License (LUC) by the Malta Civil Aviation Directorate

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Zurich, Switzerland and Valletta, Malta, 4 May 2022 - SwissDrones, a global manufacturer of long-range unmanned helicopter systems, has obtained their European drone operator license – the EASA Light UAS Operator Certificate (LUC) in accordance with European Regulation (EU) 947/2019, granted by the Transport Malta Civil Aviation Directorate (Transport Malta), the country’s Civil Aviation Authority.

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May
04
2022

NTSB Final Report: Delta, Missouri

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The pilot reported that during spray operations the helicopter contacted a wire and then impacted terrain, which damaged the main rotor mast and tail boom. Following the accident, the pilot realized the poles holding the wire were concealed by trees and that he should have conducted a more thorough inflight survey of the spray area. The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.

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May
04
2022

Airbus lays the foundations for future urban air mobility in Germany with the Air Mobility Initiative

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Munich, 4 May 2022 – To contribute to the development of advanced air mobility, leading companies, universities, and research institutions as well as municipalities are joining forces under the leadership of Airbus to form the Air Mobility Initiative (AMI). The members of the Air Mobility Initiative include Airbus, City of Ingolstadt, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Flugsicherung, Diehl Aerospace, Droniq, Munich Airport, Red Cross, and Telekom. 

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Tags: Air Mobility Initiative Airbus AMI
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May
03
2022

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Receives ISO 9001:2015 Certification, Hires Quality Manager

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BOISE, Idaho, May 3, 2022—Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) announced that it has received ISO 9001:2015 Certification on April 25.

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Tags: ASU Aviation Specialties Unlimited
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May
03
2022

Airbus Helicopters Leader Todd Powers Joins GPMS to Head Up Sales

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CORNWALL, VT – May 3, 2022 – GPMS International, Inc., announced today that Todd Powers has joined the company to lead its sales organization. Powers will drive the company’s efforts to expand the footprint of Foresight MX, the company’s ground-breaking Health & Usage Monitoring System (HUMS).

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May
02
2022

NTSB Final Report: Phoenix, AZ

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The solo student pilot reported that, while making a clearing turn, the wind caught the tail and abruptly spun the helicopter. He applied corrective pedal inputs then raised the collective to avoid the ground and the helicopter began to rotate clockwise about the vertical axis and could not be corrected by application of left pedal. About 50 to 60 ft above the ground, he entered an autorotation where the helicopter landed hard and sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

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Tags: AZ NTSB Report PHOENIX
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May
02
2022

SKYRYSE AND AIR METHODS PARTNER TO ENHANCE SAFETY BY HELPING PILOTS FOCUS ON THEIR LIFE-SAVING MISSION

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LOS ANGELES,  — Skyryse, a transportation technology company, and Air Methods, the leading American air medical transport company, today announced a partnership to retrofit more than 400 single-engine helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft in the Air Methods fleet with FlightOS, a shared mission to advance further safety measures to protect pilots and patients. The new Skyryse FlightOS hardware and software stack replaces overly complex and manual flight control systems, allowing pilots to control helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft with a far simpler and safer control interface. Air Methods has also invested $5 million into Skyryse Series B, bringing the total raised to $205 million, further backing the LA-based company’s automation hardware and software.

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Tags: Air Methods FlightOS Skyryse
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Apr
28
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Oakland, FL

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NTSB Preliminary Report: Oakland, FL

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Apr
28
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: LAKE APOPKA, FL

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AIRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES INTO LAKE APOPKA, FL.

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Apr
28
2022

MD HELICOPTERS HOSTS ARMY AVIATION HALL OF FAME INDUCTION EVENT

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Mesa, Ariz., April 28, 2022 – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) proudly hosted a ceremony to celebrate the induction of Lt. Col. Alan “Ace” Cozzalio to the Army Aviation Hall of Fame at the MDHI facility in Mesa, Arizona on April 15, 2022. The event also included a display of aircraft, comprising of a Vietnam War-era OH-6 from the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation, a Vietnam War-era OH-6 from Little Bird LLC. of Santa Teresa, N.M., and the OH-6’s modern descendent, the MD530F helicopter from MD Helicopters.

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Tags: MD Helicopters MDHI
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Apr
28
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: ELBA, NY

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IRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES, ELBA, NY.

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Apr
27
2022

QAI Aerospace Celebrates 25th Anniversary

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(PITTSBURGH, Pa., DATE) QAI Aerospace, a leader in component overhaul and repair, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. On April 14th, 1997, QAI was established as an FAA repair facility. Over the years, the company has steadily grown to over 55 employees. Not only has the company grown in the number of employees, but also in their capabilities to support their customers.

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Tags: QAI Aerospace
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Apr
27
2022

LCI SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH BETA TECHNOLOGIES FOR A COMMITTED ORDER OF UP TO 125 eVTOL AIRCRAFT

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27th April, 2022 - LCI, a leading aviation company and a subsidiary of the Libra Group, has signed an agreement with BETA Technologies (BETA), developer of a fully integrated electric aviation system, to acquire up to 125 of the company’s electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft

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Tags: BETA eVTOL LCI Libra Group
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Apr
27
2022

Airbus and ITA Airways partner to develop urban air mobility in Italy

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Rome, 27 April 2022 – Airbus and ITA Airways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on urban air mobility (UAM) in Italy. The two companies will explore the creation of tailored UAM services, by identifying strategic use cases for emission-free mobility solutions.

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Tags: Airbus ITA Airways UAM
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Apr
26
2022

Join the FAA for Drone Safety Day

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - WASHINGTON—The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is inviting the drone community to be part of its 2022 Drone Safety Day campaign on Saturday, June 18. This year’s campaign will be a one-day national event, to encourage drone pilots and recreational flyers to “Fly RIGHT.” This year’s safety messages will focus on: 

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Tags: Drone Drone Safety FAA
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Apr
26
2022

Media Advisory Air Tour Helicopter Crash Subject of Board Meeting

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​WASHINGTON (April 26, 2022) — The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public in-person board meeting May 10 to consider the draft final report on a fatal air tour helicopter accident.

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Apr
26
2022

NTSB Final Report: Headland, Alabama

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On December 25, 2019, about 1713 central standard time, a Bell 407 helicopter, N663SF, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Headland, Alabama. The commercial pilot was fatally injured, and the flight nurse and paramedic were not injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 air ambulance flight.

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Apr
26
2022

U.S. Marine Corps Declares Initial Operational Capability Of Sikorsky CH-53K®

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STRATFORD, Conn., - The U.S. Marine Corps declared Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter, validating the platform's operational readiness to forward deploy Marines and equipment across the globe. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT) designed and manufactures the CH-53K, which enables the U.S. Marine Corps and international militaries to move troops and equipment from ship to shore, and to higher altitude terrain, more quickly and effectively than ever before.

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Tags: CH-53K Lockheed Martin US Marine Corps
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Apr
26
2022

Bell Adds SNC to Team Invictus for Work on Advanced Mission Systems

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Fort Worth, Texas (April 26, 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced it has signed a teaming agreement with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security company. As part of the collaboration, SNC has agreed to join Team Invictus as the mission systems integrator for FARA Increment 1.

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Tags: Bell Textron
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Apr
26
2022

Swiss Aviation Company Purchases Two Bell 505s

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Fort Worth, TX (April 26, 2022) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the signing of a purchase agreement with Swiss aviation company Karen SA for two Bell 505s. As part of a strategic investment plan to modernize its fleet, Karen SA will use these aircraft for VIP and commercial flights as well as provide pilot training courses.

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Tags: Bell Bell 505 Bell Textron
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Apr
25
2022

NTSB Final Report: Eugene, Oregon

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The pilots reported that they were approaching the airport ramp area for landing from the east with a wind of 10 knots from the north. About 25 to 30 feet above the ramp at an airspeed of about 25 knots, the left seat pilot reduced left pedal pressure to turn the helicopter toward the right into the wind, then subsequently increased left pedal pressure to stop the turn; however, the helicopter continued right and began to spin. The pilot lowered the collective, and the right seat pilot took the flight controls in an attempt to slow the spin. The helicopter impacted the ground hard, spreading the landing skids and resulting in the tail rotor contacting the ramp.

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Tags: Eugene NTSB Report Oregon
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Apr
22
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: New Salem, NC

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On October 17, 2019, about 1538 eastern daylight time, a Bell 206B Helicopter, N167AG, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near New Salem, North Carolina. The commercial pilot was fatally injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 local aerial agricultural application flight.

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Apr
21
2022

NTSB Final Report: Delta Junction, Alaska

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The pilot was transporting personnel from a remote helipad that was constructed of a plastic, floating dock. She was unaware that the helicopter’s right skid had slid under a portion of the plastic dock. As she raised the collective to depart, she felt the helicopter roll to the right, and she attempted to correct the lateral rolling motion by lowering the collective. The helicopter continued to roll and came to rest on its right side. Subsequently, the helicopter sustained substantial damage to the main rotor system.

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Tags: Alaska Delta Junction NTSB Report
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Apr
21
2022

Pilots Now Able to Track Medical Applications in Real-Time

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WASHINGTON—The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has added a new feature to MedXPress that allows pilots to track the status of their medical certificates online throughout the application and review process. Prior to adding this new feature, pilots had to call the Office of Aerospace Medicine to check their application status. 

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Tags: FAA MedXPress
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Apr
20
2022

U.S. Department of Defense awards $ 29 million contract for new AW119Kx helicopters in Foreign Military Sale to Israel

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Leonardo welcomes the $ 29 million USD contract award by the U.S. Department of Defense for new AW119Kx aircraft in the framework of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to Israel, with the U.S. Army Contracting Command as the contracting activity. The aircraft will be fully produced at Leonardo’s facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Tags: AW119Kx FMS Leonardo US Department of Defense
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Apr
20
2022

SKYTRAC Acquires Troo Corporation’s Aviation Division, including the TrooTrax Flight Following and Mission Platform

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KELOWNA, BC, April 20, 2022 – SKYTRAC, a global leader in aerospace intelligent connectivity and satellite communications, today announced it has acquired the assets of Troo Corporation’s (“Troo”) aviation division. The acquisition includes the TrooTrax platform, which provides real-time map-based predictive flight following, mission monitoring, and location intelligence to Operational Control Centers (OCCs) and flight departments around the world.

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Tags: SKYTRAC Troo Troo Corporation TrooTrax
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Apr
19
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: CEDAR KEY, FL

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AIRCRAFT PERFORMED AN AUTO ROTATION LANDING CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE TAIL BOOM, CEDAR KEY, FL.

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Tags: CEDAR KEY FAA Accident Report FL
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Apr
19
2022

Spidertracks completes growth equity investment with Arcadea Group to accelerate global growth

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Toronto, ON / Auckland, New Zealand - Spidertracks, the market leader in aircraft tracking, fleet management, and aviation safety solutions, announces the close of a significant growth equity recapitalization with Arcadea Group, the only permanent-capital growth equity investor in software companies globally.

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Tags: Arcadea Group Spidertracks
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Apr
18
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Calhoun, GA

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NTSB Preliminary Report: Calhoun, GA

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