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Jan
31
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Drexel Hill, PA

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On January 11, 2022, about 1255 eastern standard time, a Eurocopter EC-135 P2+, N531LN, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. The airline transport pilot was seriously injured. The two medical crewmembers and the patient were not injured. The helicopter was operated by Air Methods Corporation as a Title14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 air ambulance flight.

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Tags: Air Methods EC135 Eurocopter NTSB
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Jan
31
2022

Avports and Jaunt Air Mobility Announce Alliance to Incorporate All Electric Air Taxis to Airport Operations

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Dulles, VA, January 31, 2022… Avports announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Jaunt Air Mobility ("Jaunt") to join their Access Skyways infrastructure alliance to support the integration of eVTOL (electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing) aircraft with airports and the aviation ecosystem. This partnership builds on Avports' ongoing efforts to protect the environment by transitioning to a carbon-neutral operating environment and introducing this new form of commuting. The announcement shows Avports' and Jaunt's leadership in supporting local governments and airport authorities to reduce urban congestion, improve economic growth, and environmental sustainability. 

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Tags: Avports Juant Air Mobility
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Jan
31
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: El Cajon, CA

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NTSB Report El Cajon, CA

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Feb
02
2022

Bell Completes Successful Demonstration for NASA SIO Extension in Collaboration with Hillwood and Northwest ISD

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Fort Worth, Texas (Feb. 2, 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the Autonomous Pod Transport’s (APT) successful demonstration of a ground-based Detect and Avoid (DAA) flight, fulfilling an extension for its NASA Systems Integration and Operationalization (SIO) project. The APT DAA demonstration showcased the aircraft’s ground radar system integration and its capabilities when navigating airspace traffic and requirements, a critical component needed for future Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) vehicles.

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Tags: Bell Bell Textron DAA Textron UAS
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Feb
02
2022

First Upgraded Chinook Helicopter Delivered to Spain

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MADRID, Feb. 2, 2022 — The first remanufactured CH-47 Chinook helicopter was delivered to the Spanish Army at a ceremony held at the headquarters of the Spanish Army Airmobile Forces in Colmenar Viejo, Madrid. The aircraft is the first of 17 that will modernize the Spanish Chinook fleet, upgrading their existing CH-47D-model aircraft to the newer CH-47F model.

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Tags: Boeing CH-47 Chinook Spanish Army
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Feb
02
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Gallatin, TN

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NTSB Preliminary Report: Gallatin, TN

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Feb
02
2022

NTSB Final Report: Patterson, Louisiana

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While hovering from the helicopter pad to reposition for takeoff, the pilot backed up the helicopter. During a pedal turn, the tail rotor contacted another helicopter’s main rotor blades, which was parked and located behind on another pad. The pilot reported she felt a strong jolt to the left, and the helicopter began to spin. The pilot lowered the collective, reduced throttle, and the helicopter came to rest upright adjacent to the helicopter pad.

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Feb
02
2022

Helibacon adds the Axnes PNG Wireless Intercommunication System (WICS) to their operations

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Colorado Springs, CO, USA - Helibacon has teamed with Mission Wireless Intercom innovator Axnes to give their crews the ability to communicate with their customers during flight operations. Helibacon’s core values revolve around safety for their customers and crew. It is this focus on safety that led them to the Axnes PNG Wireless ICS (WICS) extension system for their helicopter operations. The AXNES WICS system will be used to improve communication, safety, and situational awareness for their crews and customers.  Operating out of College Station, Texas; Helibacon offers feral hog hunting expeditions and their Aerial Machine Gun experience to their customers from an industry leading Bell 212 HP helicopter. Helibacon is the first organization of its kind to adopt the AXNES WICS for their operations, demonstrating their commitment to improving safety within their company and industry.

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Tags: Axnes Helibacon
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Feb
03
2022

Airbus Helicopters and Kongsberg sign long-term collaboration agreement to support Norwegian Armed Forces

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Oslo, 3 February 2022 – Airbus and Kongsberg of Norway have signed a long-term strategic agreement to collaborate over support and services for the Norwegian Armed Forces.

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Feb
03
2022

FAA designates Los Angeles Area a ‘No Drone Zone’ For Super Bowl LVI

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WASHINGTON – SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., is a “No Drone Zone” for Super Bowl LVI. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will prohibit drones within a 30-nautical-mile radius of the stadium up to 18,000 feet in altitude. The Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) goes into effect from 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. PST on Feb. 13, 2022. 

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Tags: Drone FAA No Drone Zone Super Bowl LVI UAS
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