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Nov
03
2023

NTSB Final Report: Hibbing, MN

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The helicopter was operating at a remote, unimproved landing zone (LZ) with a ground crew consisting of firefighters. They were conducting aerial firefighting training with an external load consisting of a 50 ft longline and a water bucket. The LZ consisted of about 2.5 ft tall prairie grass, with the tail of the helicopter going up slope. During the landing to the LZ, the tail rotor impacted a backpack on the ground. The helicopter landed upright and the pilot shutdown the helicopter. The pilot performed a self-assessment of the damage sustained to the tail rotor blades and then flew the helicopter back to the airtanker base with the ground

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Nov
03
2023

NTSB Preliminary Report: Saint Peter, MN

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On October 8, 2023, about 1640 central daylight time, an experimental Gyro Technic GT-VX2 gyroplane, N557LJ, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Saint Peter, Minnesota. The pilot was fatally injured. The gyroplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

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Nov
07
2023

Enstrom Helicopter hosts training for Zambian mechanics

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Enstrom Helicopter Corporation hosted mechanics from Zambia for a week of training on how to maintain Enstrom helicopters. The Zambian military had previously purchased Enstrom Turbine 480Bs with delivery expected in the near future pending aircraft completion. Zambian officials say they plan to use the aircraft for helicopter pilot training.

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Nov
07
2023

Rotor Technologies, Inc. Completes Uncrewed Flight Test Campaign, Demonstrates Autonomous Flight

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Nashua, New Hampshire (Nov. 7, 2023): Rotor Technologies, Inc. (Rotor), a developer of autonomous vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft, has completed the first autonomous helicopter flight campaign of a full-scale civilian helicopter.

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Tags: Rotor Rotor Technologies VTOL
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Nov
07
2023

Further development of alpine rescue: DRF Luftrettung joins the “International Commission for Alpine Rescue”

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In future, DRF Luftrettung will be represented as a permanent member of ICAR (International Commission for Alpine Rescue), the leading international professional organization for alpine rescue. This was recently decided unanimously at the ICAR conference in Toblach, Italy, which brought together around 200 delegates from 41 countries.  

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Tags: DRF Luftrettung
Categories: Press Releases


Nov
09
2023

Bell Introduces Jacinto Monge as Managing Director of Commercial Business in Europe

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Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has appointed Jacinto Monge as the Managing Director of Commercial Business in Europe. Previously, Jacinto served as the Managing Director for Bell, Asia-Pacific, and as the Representative Director for Bell in Japan, where he led Bell’s commercial business in China, Japan, Korea, India, South East Asia, and the Pacific, playing an essential role in the significant growth of Bell’s business in the region, where the company expended its sales and customer service footprint, adding 326 orders and 281 deliveries during his tenure. He facilitated key regional sales including the agreements with Shaanxi Helicopter Company for 100 Bell 407s and Reignwood Aviation for 110 Bell 505s, the Republic of Korea acquisition of 40 Bell 505s for military training, the Queensland Police Service purchase agreement for three Bell 429s, and the acquisitions of the Subaru Bell 412 by Tokyo Metropolitan Police and regional Fire Fighting and Disaster Relief departments. 

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Nov
09
2023

ICARUS device enhances helicopter training at UND

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Suppose you’re driving at freeway speeds and suddenly find your view of the road blocked by fog. Suppose you’re piloting an aircraft when that happens. Suppose you’re piloting an aircraft and coming in for a landing, and the sudden fog makes the runway disappear.

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Nov
09
2023

LCI AND SMFL ACHIEVE HIGHEST RATING FOR WORLD’S FIRST HELICOPTER SOCIAL LOAN FRAMEWORK

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9th November, 2023:  LCI, a leading aviation company, and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Co., Ltd. (SMFL) have announced the development of the world’s first Social Loan Framework for helicopter leasing, finance and operations.  

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Tags: LCI Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Co
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Nov
09
2023

FAA to Appoint Rulemaking Committee to Examine Pilot Mental Health

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Thursday, November 9, 2023 - ​WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration will establish a Pilot Mental Health Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) to provide recommendations on breaking down the barriers that prevent pilots from reporting mental health issues to the agency. 

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Tags: FAA Mental Health
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Nov
09
2023

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: FIREBAUGH, CA

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AIRCRAFT ENGINE CAUGHT FIRE UPON STARTUP, FIREBAUGH, CA

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