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May
23
2024

Archer Achieves Significant Regulatory Milestone; FAA Issues Final Airworthiness Criteria For Its Midnight Aircraft

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SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR) a leader in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, today announced the FAA issued for public inspection the final airworthiness criteria for Archer’s Midnight aircraft. This significant regulatory milestone provides the solidified path for Archer to achieve Type Certification for Midnight. Archer is one of two companies in the world to achieve this certification progress with the FAA for an eVTOL aircraft.

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May
23
2024

FAA Accident Report: STATEN ISLAND, NY

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AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED MECHANICAL ISSUES AND MADE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING IN A PARKING LOT, STATEN ISLAND, NY

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May
23
2024

Sikorsky Flight-Tests Scalable ‘Rotor Blown Wing’ UAS For DARPA Project

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STRATFORD, Conn., May 22, 2024 – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), is conducting flight tests to mature the control laws and aerodynamics of a novel vertical takeoff and landing uncrewed aerial system (VTOL / UAS). The flight tests are intended to prove the efficiency and scalability of a twin proprotor ‘rotor blown wing’ configuration that sits on its tail to take-off and land like a helicopter, and transitions easily to horizontal forward flight for long-endurance missions, such as intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting.  

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May
24
2024

Loft Dynamics Brings Industry-Leading Virtual Reality Flight Simulation Technology to eVTOL Aircraft

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ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (May 24, 2024) — Loft Dynamics, a global leader in virtual reality (VR) flight simulation technology, announced its expansion beyond helicopters to include electric vehicle takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft simulators. As the first and only VR simulator with major regulatory approval, the company is leveraging its proven technology to develop its first VR eVTOL simulator for Dufour Aerospace, a leading innovator in eVTOL flight technology. Both companies unveiled the partnership today at Loft Dynamics’ inaugural event, Loft Fest, which brings together the global aviation community. They shared that the Aero3 VR eVTOL simulator is currently in development and scheduled to enter the market in early 2025.

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May
23
2024

HTI GLOBAL COMPLETES BELL 212 INITIAL WITH ENGINES TECHNICAL COURSE

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HTIGLOBAL LLC, a Texas-based company, has successfully completed its first-ever Transport Canada approved Bell 212 Initial Field Maintenance course with PT6T-3 series engines.

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May
26
2024

Greece to boost emergency response capabilities with three AW139 helicopters

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The Hellenic Ministry for Climate Crisis and Civil Protection is enhancing its emergency response capabilities by introducing three Leonardo AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. Under the recently signed contract, the new aircraft are expected to be delivered in 2026 with two units dedicated to healthcare missions and disaster relief and one unit to be used for transportation of the crisis management teams. The order also includes a comprehensive technical, logistical support, and training package. The AW139s will be operated by the Fire Brigade on behalf of the Ministry from a base in Attica. 

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May
26
2024

PHI to add the AW189 Super Medium Helicopter to its global fleet

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Leonardo and PHI Group (PHI) have signed a framework agreement for 12 AW189 Helicopters to serve the global energy market starting in 2025. These are composed of firm orders as well as purchase options and include an extensive support partnership featuring a service center agreement, MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) agreement, and training solutions for the AW139 and AW189 models. 

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May
26
2024

FAA Accident Report: CRETE, IL

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AIRCRAFT LANDED IN A FIELD FOR UNKNOWN REASONS, CRETE, IL.

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May
27
2024

NTSB Final Report: Oshkosh, WI

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On July 29, 2023, about 1227 central daylight time (CDT), a Rotorway 162F helicopter, N193AZ, and an ELA Eclipse 10 gyroplane, N221EL, were involved in a midair collision near Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The helicopter was destroyed, and the pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The gyroplane was destroyed, and the pilot and passenger received serious injuries. Both aircraft were operated as Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flights.

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May
27
2024

NTSB Final Report: Anchorage, AK

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On March 5, 2023, about 1400 Alaska Standard Time, an Enstrom F-28C Helicopter, N5688R, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident in Anchorage, Alaska. The pilot and passengers were not injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

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