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Aug
16
2022

NTSB Final Report: Hayden, ID

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On June 23, 2020, about 1701 Pacific daylight time, an Enstrom 280 FX helicopter, N280MM, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Hayden, Idaho. The student pilot was fatally injured, and the flight instructor was seriously injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

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Aug
16
2022

SUBARU BELL 412EPX Joins San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

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Fort Worth, TX (16 August 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the signed purchase agreement by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for a SUBARU BELL 412EPX. The Emergency Operations Division will utilize the SUBARU BELL 412EPX for critical missions in San Bernadino as well as provide mutual aid assistance to neighboring counties in Southern California.

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Aug
16
2022

FreeFlight Systems' 5G Tolerant TERRAIN Series Radar Altimeters Receive FAA TSO Certification

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DALLAS, TX, August 16, 2022 – FreeFlight Systems, a NextGen aviation leader specializing in avionics design, development, and manufacturing, today announced that the RA-6500 and RA-5500 TERRAIN series radar altimeters have received Technical Standard Order (TSO) certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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Tags: FreeFlight Systems NextGen
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Aug
15
2022

Metro Responds to OSHA Decision

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There is an article circulating the web based on a press release from the US Department of Labor. Based on a complaint from a former pilot, OSHA claims we forced the pilot to resign.  The FAA conducted a separate investigation and found no substantiated violation by Metro Aviation of any FAA regulation or standard. The FAA investigation included reviewing Metro’s policies and procedures along with pilot interviews and found that we are operating safely in compliance with all applicable FAA regulations and standards.

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Aug
12
2022

NTSB Final Report: Palmer, AK

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The pilot of the helicopter reported that, while conducting an air tour flight he made about a 90° right turn near a scenic area, when he heard a faint “ting” sound. He stated that there was no indication of a mechanical failure or malfunction and the helicopter continued to operate normally, so he continued the flight. After shutdown he noticed damage to one of the main rotor blades and concluded that the helicopter had collided with an uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV). The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the main rotor blade.

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Aug
12
2022

NSTB Final Report: Corydon, IN

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The pilot reported that while performing an aerial application flight, he did not see the power lines before descending into the field. The helicopter collided with the power lines and the pilot lost control of the helicopter. The helicopter subsequently impacted terrain and sustained substantial damage to the fuselage. A visual examination did not reveal any preaccident failures or malfunctions with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operations.

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Aug
12
2022

AIRLIFE UTAH EXPANDS AIR MEDICAL SERVICES WITH NEW BASE IN OREM

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Orem, UT, – A trusted name in air medical services is ready to answer the call when residents of Utah County and the surrounding area need emergency care. AirLife Utah opened a new base at Timpanogos Regional Hospital today, offering quicker response times for emergent and trauma situations as well as interfacility transports for patients needing to move between hospitals for specialized care.  

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Tags: Air Methods AirLife Utah Timpanogos Regional Hospital Utah County
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Aug
12
2022

GPMS and Helisul Achieve Brazilian STC for Foresight on Airbus H125 Helicopter Platform

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Waterbury, VT  – GPMS, which provides the helicopter industry’s most advanced Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS), known as Foresight MX, announced today that the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) has granted a Supplemental Type Certificate for Foresight MX. The certificate was based on a prior Federal Aviation Administration STC and covers the installation of Foresight MX on the Airbus H125/AS350 B3 platform. Helisul Aviation assisted in the certification and is the first Brazilian customer to implement Foresight’s advanced HUMS capabilities.

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Aug
12
2022

Timberline Helicopters Earns IS-BAO Stage 2 Certification

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SANDPOINT, ID – Timberline Helicopters Inc., a full-service global helicopter heavy-lift operator, has again strengthened its unwavering dedication to safety excellence by earning IS-BAO Stage 2 certification.

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Aug
11
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Leghighton, PA

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NTSB Preliminary Report: Leghighton, PA

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