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Oct
03
2022

NTSB Final Report: Maynard, IA

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The pilot reported that during an aerial application flight in a helicopter, he experienced a gust of wind that caused the nose of the helicopter to dip and lose altitude, which resulted in an impact with a powerline and substantial damage to the tailboom. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.

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Oct
05
2022

PAC International provides decades of service to PA State Police

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05 OCT 2022 ­– Mount Pleasant, PA - PAC International has been providing full-service support to the Pennsylvania State Police Aviation Section for over three decades and looks to continue this service long into the future.

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Oct
05
2022

Guardian Helicopters Inc. Achieves IS-BAO Registration

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Fillmore, California – October 5, 2022 – Guardian Helicopters Inc (GHI), a leading utility FAA 135/133/137 helicopter services business in southern California, announced its operation has achieved Stage 1 registration for the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO). 

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Oct
05
2022

FAA Seeks Additional Administrators for Recreational Drone Test

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today opened the second application period for entities interested in serving as administrators for The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST). Potential test administrators must submit their applications by Nov. 11, 2022.

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Oct
05
2022

FAA Certifies NVG-Compatible Cockpit for R66 Police Helicopter

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Torrance, CA (5 October 2022) — On September 30th, Robinson received FAA certification for its Night Vision Google (NVG) compatible configuration on its R66 Police helicopter. For NVG compatibility, the helicopter’s interior and exterior lighting along with the aircraft’s instruments and avionics were evaluated to certify the helicopter for operation day or night with or without the use of NVGs.

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Oct
05
2022

NTSB Final Report: Houston, TX

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On May 2, 2020, about 0203 central daylight time, a MD 369E helicopter, N8375F, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Houston, Texas. The pilot sustained serious injuries, and the tactical flight officer sustained fatal injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 public aircraft flight.  

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Oct
06
2022

U.S. Army Orders Additional Enhanced CH-47F Block II Chinooks

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PHILADELPHIA —The U.S. Army is continuing to modernize its heavy-lift helicopter fleet with an order for two more Boeing [NYSE: BA] CH-47F Block II Chinooks and long lead funding for additional aircraft.

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Oct
06
2022

NTSB Final Report: Dardanelle, CA

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On August 25, 2018, about 1545 Pacific daylight time, a Bell 212 helicopter, N512TA, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Dardanelle, California. The pilot was seriously injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 133 external load flight.

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Oct
07
2022

Vertical Aviation Safety Team Concludes Inaugural Global Safety Conference

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Hurst, TX. (07 October 2022) – The inaugural edition of the Vertical Aviation Safety Team (VAST) Global Conference has concluded in Hurst, Texas, USA, with solid reviews from attendees and presenters. The three-day event, which ran Oct. 4–6, 2022, focused on collaborative efforts to improve safety across all segments of the international VTOL aviation industry, including flight operations, maintenance, and—for the first time—advanced air mobility.

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Oct
07
2022

L3HARRIS’ NEXT-GENERATION WESCAM MX™ LAND SIGHTS TO HELP US ARMY SOLDIERS SPOT MANNED AND UNMANNED THREATS SOONER

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MELBOURNE, Fla. — L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) is providing 57 WESCAM MX-GCS sighting systems to help U.S. Army soldiers spot manned and unmanned threats sooner than ever before possible. 

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