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Jan
26
2022

Airbus Helicopters bounces back in 2021

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Marignane, 26 January 2022 – In 2021, Airbus Helicopters logged 419 gross orders (net: 414) showing solid signs of recovery from the 2020 market situation which was heavily impacted by the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. (2020 – 289 gross/ 268 net orders). The increase in orders for light helicopters, H125 and H130, reflects the recovery of the civil and parapublic market. The Company saw strong momentum from its home countries, with France ordering 40 H160s (civil and military versions), eight H225Ms, and two H145s, Spain ordering 36 H135s, and Germany procuring eight H145s for the Bavarian police force.  Deliveries increased from 300 in 2020 to 338 in 2021, contributing to Airbus Helicopters’ preliminary 52 % share of the civil and parapublic market and confirming its position as market leader. In number of aircraft units, Airbus Helicopters recorded a net book to bill ratio above one.

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Jan
26
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Gustine, CA

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AIRCRAFT LOST CONTROL AND LANDED HARD IN A FIELD, GUSTINE, CA.

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Jan
26
2022

Appareo Granted Part 27 STC AML for New 4K Ultra HD Flight Data Recorder

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FARGO, North Dakota (January 26, 2022) — Appareo today announced the certification of AIRS-400, its 4K ultra-high-definition Airborne Image Recording System. AIRS-400 has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), for Airbus AS350, Bell 206, and Bell 407. AIRS-400 is one of the easiest FDM devices to install because it is a small, self-contained system requiring only aircraft power, ground, and GPS antenna connections. The simple installation makes it easy to obtain aircraft field approvals. Appareo plans to add to the STC AML in the future. AIRS-400 is now shipping.

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Jan
26
2022

BELL BOEING IMPROVE MAINTAINABILITY OF V-22

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AMARILLO, Texas (Jan. 26, 2022) – Bell, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has completed the first Nacelle Improvements Modification on an Air Force CV-22 Osprey. The aircraft is part of an ongoing upgrade by Bell and Boeing (NYSE: BA) to improve the wiring components within the nacelles and to change the structure in order to improve maintainability. The Osprey returned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base on Dec. 13, 2021.

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Jan
27
2022

El Aero Services Selects Baldwin Safety and Compliance as Inaugural Customer in HAI’s SMS Program

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Alexandria, Virginia (January 27, 2022) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that El Aero Services, a northern Nevada–based helicopter operator, is the first member to join HAI’s SMS Program. Last fall, HAI introduced the safety management system (SMS) program as an affordable, scalable system for small rotorcraft businesses that desire assistance with incorporating SMS into their business.

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Tags: El Aero Services HAI HAI SMS Program
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Jan
27
2022

Elroy Air Unveils Its Chaparral, a First-of-its-kind, Autonomous, Hybrid-electric VTOL Cargo Aircraft

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SAN FRANCISCO--Elroy Air, the company developing the first end-to-end autonomous vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aerial cargo system, unveiled its pre-production Chaparral aircraft today. The Chaparral can autonomously pick up 300-500 lbs of cargo and deliver it by air up to 300 miles, a capability that pushes beyond the limited payload capabilities of delivery drones and the airport infrastructure required of piloted air cargo options available today.

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Jan
27
2022

Northrop Grumman-Built MQ-8C Fire Scout Makes Operational Deployment with the US Navy

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Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) MQ-8C Fire Scout, the U.S. Navy’s next generation ship-based autonomous helicopter system deployed operationally Dec. 14, 2021. Deployed with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22, Detachment 5 (HSC-22 DET 5) aboard USS Milwaukee (LCS-5), Fire Scout provides greater organic intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting (ISR&T) capabilities for the U.S. Navy.

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Jan
27
2022

Domino’s signs deal with SkyDrop to launch next stage of commercial drone delivery in New Zealand

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Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Limited (Domino’s) and Flirtey Inc. (SkyDrop) have today announced they have signed an agreement for the next stage of commercial drone delivery trials in New Zealand.

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Jan
27
2022

Jetson ONE Swedish EVTOL company seeks an investment with 3000 purchase requests in two months

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Swedish EVTOL company seeks investment with 100 Jetson ONE units sold in just two months and 3000 purchase requests. Jetson ONE is a category leader with 100 sold units and another 3,000 pre-orders with shipments starting already in 2023. Price $92,000 with $22,000 deposit.

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Jan
31
2022

Collins Aerospace completes Air Launched Effects demonstration for U.S. Army Future Vertical Lift program

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Jan. 31, 2022) – Collins Aerospace has successfully demonstrated a ready-now Mission Systems solution to support the operations of Air Launched Effects (ALE) from Army Aviation’s Enduring and Future Vertical Lift (FVL) fleet. Comprised of an air vehicle, multiple payloads, and a Mission System, these ALE are a crucial piece of the FVL aircraft’s ability to extend the organic reach, lethality, and survivability of manned platforms with Operator-on-the-Loop autonomy.

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Tags: Air Launched Effects ALE Army Collins Aerospace Future Vertical Lift FVL
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