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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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Apr
18
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: SALT LAKE CITY, UT

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AIRCRAFT PERFORMING TOUCH AND GO'S ON TAXIWAY, ROLLED TO THE RIGHT AND ENDED UP ON ITS SIDE, SALT LAKE CITY, UT.

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Apr
18
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: GILA BEND, AZ

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AIRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES, GILA BEND, AZ.

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Apr
18
2022

FAA Awards $4.4 Million in Drone Research Grants to Seven Universities

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced $4.4 million in drone research, education and training grants to seven universities. Research will focus on three areas: electromagnetic compatibility, detect and avoid classifications, and cybersecurity oversight. 

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Apr
15
2022

AIR METHODS CELEBRATES NATIVE AIR 7’S 20-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

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Payson, Ariz., – Native Air, a subsidiary of Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider in the U.S., announced that it is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of its Native Air 7 air ambulance service this month long. Since opening their doors in April 2002, the Native Air 7 crew has remained committed to providing lifesaving care to residents in the region.

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Apr
13
2022

Kestrel Aviation Fights Australia’s Fast and Furious Forest Fires

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Australia’s fire season is generally getting longer, more intense and less predictable. Each state’s fire season used to be three months, but these days, it is around 130 days to as much as 160 days, said Ray Cronin, managing director of Australian aerial-firefighting company Kestrel Aviation.

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Apr
13
2022

NTSB Final Report: Fort McDowell, Arizona

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On April 16, 2019, about 0706 mountain standard time, an experimental Bell 206B helicopter, N61PH, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Fort McDowell, Arizona. The commercial pilot and flight test engineer were fatally injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 test flight.

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Apr
13
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: CALHOUN, GA

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AIRCRAFT STRUCK A POWERLINE AND THEN HIT THE SIDE OF TWO BUILDINGS UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES, CALHOUN, GA.

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Apr
11
2022

NTSB Final Report: Truckee, California

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On November 30, 2017, at 1540 Pacific standard time, a Robinson Helicopter Company (RHC) R22, N47WH, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Truckee, California. The two pilots were seriously injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

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Apr
11
2022

Lockheed Martin Stalker VXE UAS Completes A World Record 39-Hour Flight

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PALMDALE, Calif., April 11 – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Skunk Works® demonstrated the expanded endurance capabilities of a specially configured Lockheed Martin Stalker VXE unmanned aerial system (UAS) through a world record endurance flight on Feb. 18, 2022, at the Santa Margarita Ranch in California.

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Apr
11
2022

Bristow Forms Exclusive Partnership with Helicentre Aviation for UK Pilot Training

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ABERDEEN, Scotland  — Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the global leader in innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Helicentre Aviation Ltd, the UK’s leading helicopter training academy, to serve as its preferred provider of ab-initio commercial pilot training.

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Apr
11
2022

Bestfly expands offshore helicopter fleet in Angola with AW139 order

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Bestfly is expanding its fleet of Leonardo helicopters configured for offshore transport missions in Angola. The recent order of Bestfly’s first fully owned AW139 intermediate twin engine, is expected to be delivered in the Q3 of 2022. This aircraft adds to two previously leased AW139s and four AW169 light intermediate twins purchased at the end of 2021, which made Bestfly the first local operator to introduce the AW169 in the African market. This latest AW139 contract potentially paves the way for further sustainable growth of the operator’s rotorcraft fleet in the region. Bestfly’s fleet of helicopters is expected to consist of seven Leonardo aircraft by the end of 2022, and with a total fleet of 30 aircraft.

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Apr
11
2022

DIFCO, Inc.® commences construction on America’s first Aero- Medical Vertical Take Off and Landing and ELECTRIC VERTICAL TAKE OFF AND LANDING (eVTOL) Vertiport facility

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DAVENPORT, IA: DIFCO, Inc.® of Davenport, IA, initiated construction on America’s first electric Vertical Take Off and Landing (eVTOL) vertiport facility in Rock Island, Illinois. Officially named; The Corporal Jason G. Pautsch Vertiport, the site is located centrally within the four Quad Cities metropolitan area and will include corporate hangar facilities for lease, refueling services, an executive pilot lounge, prototype visual navigational aid beacon, and an area navigation (RNAV) instrumentation approach and departure egress. DIFCO, Inc.® partnered with rotorcraft aviation legends Hughes Aerospace and Five Alpha L.L.C. on the development in early 2021.

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Apr
07
2022

NTSB Final Report: Hauula, Hawaii

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On April 16, 2019, about 1126 Hawaii time, a McDonnell Douglas 369E helicopter, N593C, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Hauula, Hawaii. The pilot and three passengers were not injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 flight.

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Apr
07
2022

KAMAN Receives Follow-On Award for the HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) Cockpit

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla.––Mar. 7, 2022– Kaman Aerospace Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN), announced that its Kaman Aerospace Jacksonville Division located in Jacksonville, Florida (Kaman) has received a follow on award from Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), for the HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) cockpit. This award secures deliveries of the HH-60W cockpit from 2022 through 2025.

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Apr
07
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: SEYMOUR, TX

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AIRCRAFT CONDUCTING AERIAL HERDING, PILOT LANDED AND EXITED THE HELICOPTER WITH ROTORS TURNING, RESULTING IN A ROLLOVER, SEYMOUR, TX.

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Apr
07
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: PHOENIX, AZ

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AIRCRAFT ROLLED OVER DURING LANDING, PHOENIX, AZ.

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Apr
07
2022

Register for the FAA Drone Symposium

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There’s still time to register and make your travel plans for the annual Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Drone Symposium on April 28, 2022 in Orlando, Fla.

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Apr
07
2022

TRI CITY LIFENET OPENS NEW NEBRASKA BASE TO EXPAND AIR MEDICAL SERVICES

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Kearney, Neb.,  LifeNet, a subsidiary of Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider in the U.S., announced that it has opened a new base in Kearney, Neb., to provide emergency air medical services to the city and other local communities in central Nebraska and north central Kansas. 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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Apr
07
2022

Leonardo to deliver next stage of AW159 Wildcat Integrated Support and Training contract in the UK

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Leonardo will now deliver the next stage of the Wildcat Integrated Support and Training (WIST) contract, which confirms the next five-year period of the 34-year contract originally signed in 2012.

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Apr
05
2022

New Financing Option Available to Students at Leading Edge Flight Academy

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Students enrolled in Leading Edge Flight Academy of Bend, Oregon who need financial assistance will now have access to a new financing option to pay for their courses, thanks to our partnership with Sallie Mae.

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Apr
05
2022

NTSB Final Report: Asotin, Washington

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On August 31, 2019, about 2217 Pacific daylight time, a Hughes 369D helicopter, N54528, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Asotin, Washington. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

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Apr
05
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Lubbock, TX

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NTSB Preliminary Report: Lubbock, TX

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Apr
05
2022

Marines Complete CH-53K® Initial Operational Test & Evaluation Test Vignettes

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STRATFORD, Conn., April 5, 2022 -- Demonstrating its advanced capabilities in the fleet environment, the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter completed Initial Operational Test & Evaluation test vignettes (IOT&E) paving the way for the expected declaration by the U.S. Marine Corps of  Initial Operational Capability (IOC) later this year and a Full Rate Production decision in 2023.

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Apr
05
2022

Collins Aerospace and FlightAware deliver new Foresight ETAs to the cockpit via Datalink

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SAN DIEGO (April 5, 2022) – Collins Aerospace and FlightAware, a Collins Aerospace business, are unlocking the power of data to help operators and ground crews optimize their time and resources. ARINCDirectSM datalink customers will now receive Foresight™ ETAs through uplink via their Flight Management System (FMS) along with a suite of other FlightAware features at no additional cost.

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Apr
05
2022

U.S. Army National Guard to operate first UH-72B in Arizona

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Washington D.C., April 5, 2022 - After taking delivery of the first UH-72B Lakota helicopter in September last year, the U.S. Army National Guard is finalizing its training and will begin fielding the new helicopter with numerous state Guard units, beginning with Arizona. Subsequent states to operate the new 5-bladed UH-72B include Colorado and New Mexico later this year, followed by additional National Guard units as new UH-72B helicopters are delivered.

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Apr
05
2022

LCI AND SMFL DOUBLE JOINT VENTURE FLEET TO US$420 MILLION IN TWO YEARS

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5th April, 2022 – LCI, a leading aviation leasing company, and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited (SMFL), have acquired and committed to a further five next generation helicopters.  

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Apr
04
2022

NTSB Final Report: Oxnard, CA

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The operator reported that this was the helicopters third flight of the day. However, this was the first paint material load of the day. As the pilot made his third pass over the greenhouses, he noticed that he was using more left cyclic to maintain level flight. He continued to spray in attempt to correct any load imbalances, however, the helicopter continued to lean further to the right. The pilot maneuvered away from the greenhouses. The helicopter’s right turn continued to increase until it impacted the ground at about a 45o bank. A post impact fire ensued and completely consumed the helicopter.

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Apr
04
2022

Sikorsky Leverages Established High-Tech Manufacturing For Faster, More Affordable Production On RAIDER X®

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WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, April 4, 2022 – The Sikorsky RAIDER X® competitive prototype (CP) for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) is more than 85 percent complete, progressing 50 percent faster through production and assembly compared to legacy programs and resulting in a cost-effective, transformational aircraft.

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Apr
04
2022

Garmin expands its cost-effective navigation database solutions to non-WAAS GNS navigators

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OLATHE, Kan. – Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., today announced that it has expanded the availability of its Garmin Navigation Database to include non-WAAS GNS navigators. The Garmin Navigation Database is available for a variety of Garmin avionics, including WAAS GNS navigators, and offers a trusted and convenient solution to incorporate the latest navigation information. Ready to support both VFR and IFR flights, the Garmin Navigation Database includes instrument procedures, frequencies, airport data and more.

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