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Dec
27
2022

Pilot rescued after crashing Piper Cherokee into icy creek in Maryland

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Monday, a Piper Cherokee single-engine plane crashed into Beards Creek in Riva, Maryland. The plane

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Dec
27
2022

NTSB preliminary report says Learjet 45 that overshot runway exceeded approach threshold

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?Photo courtesy of White River NowThe NTSB has released a preliminary report on the Nov. 29 crash

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Dec
24
2022

Reflecting On The X-37B’s Latest Record-Breaking Mission

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The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle-6 sits on the flightline at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fla., Nov.

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Dec
24
2022

U.S. Department of Defense exercises option for 26 TH-73A “Thrasher” helicopters

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Leonardo welcomes the announcement made by the U.S. Department of Defense to award AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp. a 110.5 million USD firm-fixed price modification to the previously awarded contract for the U.S. Navy’s Advanced Helicopter Training System. This modification exercises an option for the production and delivery of 26 TH-73A Lot IV aircraft in support of the program for the Navy. The helicopters will be produced in Philadelphia. Work is expected to be completed in December 2024.

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Dec
23
2022

Aircraft Lookup releases seller confidence index report

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Aircraft Lookup, the industry leader in AI-powered aircraft appraisals, has announced the first-ever

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Dec
23
2022

Leonardo awarded $1 billion CAN (€690 million) contract for the AW101/CH-149 “Cormorant” SAR helicopter Mid-Life Upgrade (CMLU) Project

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The Canadian Department of National Defence has awarded Leonardo (through Leonardo U.K. Ltd of Yeovil) a $1 billion CAN (€690 million) contract for the AW101/CH-149 “Cormorant” Mid-Life Upgrade (CMLU) Project for 16 aircraft in total, comprising 13 existing Cormorant Search and Rescue Helicopter (CSH) currently in-service and the augmentation of a further three aircraft. This contract will enhance the aircraft’s systems and technologies, ensure compliance with emerging airspace requirements, extend the life expectancy of the fleet to 2042+ and enable the return of Cormorant helicopters to the Main Operating Base (MOB) Trenton.

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Dec
23
2022

Poland Moves All Its MiG-29 Fulcrums to Malbork Air Base

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A Polish MiG-29 departs from Minsk AB (Image credit: Andrzej Rogucki)"

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Dec
22
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: La Sal, UT

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NTSB Preliminary Report: La Sal, UT

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Dec
22
2022

FAA, Santa Team Up for Holiday Safety

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WASHINGTON – This holiday season, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Acting Administrator Billy Nolen and Santa Claus teamed up to encourage everyone to Play it Safe when it comes to air travel, drones and lasers. 

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Dec
22
2022

NATIVE AIR OPENS NEW BASE EXPANDING AIR MEDICAL SERVICES IN YAVAPAI COUNTY

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Cottonwood, AZ – Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider in the U.S., is ecstatic to announce a new Native Air emergency medical service location in Cottonwood, AZ. The opening of Native Air 83 will serve Yavapai County and beyond.  

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Dec
22
2022

Falco Xplorer completes first flight campaign, a decisive step towards the certification of the drone

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Leonardo has successfully completed the first phase of flight testing for its Falco Xplorer drone. The system is now ready for the second phase of the campaign, which will lead to the certification of the largest uncrewed aircraft ever built by the company.

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Dec
22
2022

HAI Applauds Passage of AAIM Act and other Aviation Priorities in Funding Bill

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Alexandria, Va. (Dec. 22, 2022) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) applauds the work of the US Senate in passing the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, an omnibus spending bill that includes a number of HAI-backed elements supporting vertical aviation. The bill, which provides $1.7 trillion in discretionary resources, will now go to the US House of Representatives before being signed into law by President Biden.

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Dec
22
2022

Austrian MoD takes delivery of its first AW169M LUH helicopter as Italy and Austria sign G2G Agreement amendment to exercise options for additional aircraft

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The Austrian Ministry of Defence’s AW169M LUH helicopter programme set a major milestone today with the delivery of the first aircraft from an initial order of 18 units, based on the Italy-Austria Government-to-Government (G2G) Agreement announced by the relevant Authorities at the end of 2021. The handover of the aircraft, built at Leonardo’s Vergiate facility in Italy, achieved in line with the contractual obligations, was performed during an official ceremony held at the Tulln-Langenlebarn Brumowski Air Base, in the presence of Leonardo’s senior management. Austria and Italy also announced today a G2G Agreement amendment through which Austria is exercising options for an additional 18 helicopters, providing further evidence of its confidence in the selected platform. 

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Dec
22
2022

First Two Italian Navy F-35B Returning From The U.S. Land Aboard Cavour Aircraft Carrier

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The two F-35Bs after landing on Cavour on Dec. 16, 2022. (All images: Italian Navy)"

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Dec
22
2022

JetAVIVA CEO Emily Deaton appointed to board of Angel Flight West

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On Wednesday jetAVIVA announced the appointment of CEO Emily Deaton to the Board of Directors for

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Dec
22
2022

Six Ways Every Airline Professional Should Plan for the Future

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Alex Tapia of Aviation Retirement Strategies shares six practical ways that pilots and airline

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Dec
22
2022

How A Furloughed Airline Pilot Launched a Multi-Million Dollar Business Serving Others.

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Alex Tapia didn’t always want to be a financial planner. Raised in The Netherlands, Tapia and his

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Dec
21
2022

Global M-346 Fleet Reaches 100,000 Flight Hours

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The Italian Air Force M-346 prepared with a special tail paint scheme to celebrate the 100,000

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Dec
21
2022

NBAA welcomes omnibus bill including funds to promote aviation industry

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The NBAA welcomed a recent bill affecting the aviation industry. The omnibus bill includes many

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Dec
21
2022

CubCrafters Acquires Summit Aircraft Skis

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CubCrafters has announced the acquisition of Summit Aircraft Skis. The backcountry aircraft company

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Dec
21
2022

Thrust Flight receives FAA approval for special curriculum-accelerated commercial course

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Thrust Flight, a professional flight academy based at Addison Airport, is excited to announce the

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Dec
21
2022

P-51 Mustang up for auction in January

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The North American P-51 Mustang, an American long-range fighter bomber with a long history, is up

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Dec
20
2022

NTSB Final Report: West Jordan, UT

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On August 14, 2021, about 1030 mountain daylight time, a Robinson R-22B, N226WM, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near West Jordan, Utah. The flight instructor was seriously injured and the pilot receiving instruction sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

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Dec
20
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Waimea, HI

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NTSB Preliminary Report: Waimea, HI

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Dec
20
2022

WATCH: AIR ONE successfully completes full forward flight

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AIR, a creator of eVTOL aircraft, has announced that its AIR ONE successfully completed its first

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Dec
20
2022

Coast Guard calls off search for air ambulance crash near Maui

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On Dec. 15, a medical transport plane crashed near Maui with three people on board. The Coast Guard

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Dec
20
2022

XQ-58 Valkyrie UAVs Delivered To Eglin AFB As Kratos Flies Improved Block 2 Variant

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The 40th Flight Test Squadron took possession of the first of two government-owned Kratos XQ 58A

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Dec
20
2022

JetHQ expands Southeast Asia sales team

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JetHQ has expanded its sales team to serve the growing Southeast Asia market. The aircraft

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Dec
20
2022

Hermeus will integrate Pratt and Whitney F100 turbofan into Chimera II hypersonic engine

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Hermeus announced Tuesday that the Pratt andamp; Whitney F100 turbofan has been selected to be

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Dec
20
2022

Piper Cheyenne flies with world's first 11-bladed Aircraft propeller

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Photos from MT-PropellerA Piper Cheyenne PA-31-T1 equipped with Pandamp;W PT6A-135A propeller

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