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Dec
07
2021

FAA Issues Certificate Of Airworthiness For The First Type Certified S-70M™ Black Hawk® Helicopter

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STRATFORD, Connecticut, Dec. 7, 2021 – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has completed its certification of the S-70M Black Hawk helicopter — a new type designation — by issuing Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) a Restricted Category Special Airworthiness Certificate. FAA certification, and the establishment of a pilot type rating, are expected to broaden the market for the military-designed helicopter by allowing civil and commercial operators in the United States to purchase new Black Hawk aircraft direct from the factory.

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Dec
09
2021

Independent, Not-for-profit Air Ambulance Programs Life Flight Network and Life Link III to Partner on Safety, Quality, Training and Advocacy

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn./AURORA, Ore., December 8, 2021—Two independent, hospital-owned, not-for-profit air ambulance programs, Life Flight Network and Life Link III, today announced the signing of a letter of intent to launch a strategic alliance. This alliance will bring the organizations together to collaborate on best practices, process improvement, quality initiatives, and safety, all with a focus on the patients and communities they serve.

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Dec
09
2021

ANCC DESIGNATES AIR METHODS AS INDUSTRY’S ONLY ACCREDITED AIR MEDICAL PROVIDER

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We are proud to announce that we have earned a prestigious honor from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), becoming the industry’s only air medical provider to achieve the distinction of Accredited Provider. This accreditation signifies that we are continuing education programs for its nurses meet or exceed industry benchmarks.

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Dec
09
2021

NTSB Final Report: Waukon, Iowa

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The pilot was conducting an agricultural application pass when the helicopter struck a powerline crossing the cornfield being sprayed. He did not see the line until exiting the helicopter after the accident. Earlier in the morning he had surveyed the area for obstacles but did not observe any lines crossing the field. The pilot commented that his initial survey pass was completed toward the east with the sun “low in the sky and in [his] eyes.” He noted that there were no issues with the helicopter before contacting with the power line. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the main rotor system, the fuselage, and the empennage.

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Dec
10
2021

Airbus delivers world's first H160 in Japan

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Kobe, 10 December 2021 – Airbus has delivered the first ever H160 to Japanese operator All Nippon Helicopter (ANH), heralding a new chapter for this next generation twin-engine helicopter. With 68 patents, the innovative H160 is the world’s most technologically advanced helicopter.

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Dec
14
2021

“56 Seconds to Live” Safety Course Wins AIN 2021 Top Flight Award

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​WASHINGTON DC – Highlighting a collaborative effort between the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (USHST), Helicopter Association International (HAI) and the Vertical Aviation Safety Team (VAST), Aviation International News has awarded the “56 Seconds to Live” safety course with a 2021 Top Flight Award.

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Dec
14
2021

Bell Signs Contract to Build Flight Training Devices for the Czech Republic

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PRAGUE  - Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has signed a contract with the U.S. Government to build the AH-1Z Flight Training Device for the Czech Republic’s new helicopter fleet. The delivery of training devices will play a key role integrating new H-1 helicopters into the Czech Air Force.

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Dec
14
2021

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: New York, NY

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AIRCRAFT HOOVERING OVER PAD EXPERIENCED ENGINE ISSUES AND MADE A HARD LANDING DAMAGING THE SKIDS AND UNDERSIDE OF FUSELAGE, NEW YORK, NY.

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Dec
15
2021

GPMS Receives Approval to Install Foresight MX on Mi-8/17/171 series Helicopters

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GPMS International, Inc., announced today that it has received ODA Approval to install Foresight MX on the Mi- family of helicopters. Foresight MX is GPMS’s next-generation Health & Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) and the Mi- series kit is adapted to Mi-8, Mi-17, and Mi-171 aircraft and variants. The company is already accepting orders for this comprehensive helicopter performance monitoring system on the Mi- platform.

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Dec
15
2021

Bavaria orders eight five-bladed H145s for its police force

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Donauwörth, 15 Dezember 2021 – The Ministry of Interior of Bavaria has ordered eight five-bladed Airbus H145s for its police force, following a European tender launched earlier this year. The helicopters will replace the state’s current H135 fleet and will be operated by the two bases of the Bavarian helicopters squadron at the airport in Munich and in Roth, close to Nuremberg. The first delivery is planned for 2023.

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