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Feb
24
2021

Global Aerospace Design Corp. Expands their ADS-B Out Solutions with FreeFlight Systems

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IRVING, TEXAS, February 24, 2021 – FreeFlight Systems, a NextGen aviation leader specializing in avionics design, development, and manufacturing - announced today, that Global Aerospace Design Corp. (Global) successfully added three aircraft types to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) ST04299CH for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out. These recent certifications also include FreeFlight’s 1203C Global Navigation Satellite System as the primary position source.

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Tags: 1203C ADS-B FAA FreeFlight Systems FreeLight Global Global Aerospace Design Corp. Global Navigation Satellite System NextGen ST04299CH
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Feb
23
2021

FAA Seeks TRUST Administrators for Drone Pilot Test

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today opened the application period for entities interested in serving as test administrators for The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST). Potential test administrators must submit their applications by March 31, 2021.

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Tags: Drone FAA TRUST UAS Safety Test
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Feb
22
2021

NTSB Preliminary Report: Knoxville, Tennessee

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NTSB Preliminary Report | Knoxville, TN Accident Number: ERA21LA121 January 30,2021

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Feb
18
2021

SKYTRAC Expands its Operations Canada-Wide

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KELOWNA, BC, FEBRUARY 18, 2021 – SKYTRAC Systems Ltd. (SKYTRAC), a global leader in satellite communications and intelligent connectivity, today announced its expansion into Ottawa, Ontario. In conjunction with SKYTRAC’s expanding Kelowna and Victoria-based engineering teams, the Ottawa office will be undertaking a number of research and development activities supporting Iridium Certus and Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety Systems (GADSS) solutions for the commercial airline industry.

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Tags: SKYTRAC Systems
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Feb
16
2021

U.S. Helicopter Safety Team Issues a “Blueprint” for Confronting IIMC and Pilot Spatial Disorientation

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​WASHINGTON DC – Inadvertent Instrument Meteorological Conditions leading to pilot spatial disorientation continue to be a leading cause of fatal helicopter accidents. From 2000 to 2019 in the United States, there were 130 fatal accidents directly linked to the issue of spatial disorientation. These accidents occurred regardless of pilot experience and they cut across all industries, including Emergency Medical Services, law enforcement, tour operations, utility flights, corporate flying and personal/private flights.

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Feb
16
2021

NTSB Preliminary Report: Horseshoe Bend, IL

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On February 5, 2021, about 1400 mountain standard time, a Hughes OH-6A, N6639R, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Horseshoe Bend, Idaho. The pilot sustained serious injuries and passenger sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was operated as a public use flight. 

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Feb
16
2021

Vital support from the air: helicopters provide relief after Storm Alex

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In the aftermath of Storm Alex – which hit the Nice, France countryside last October, destroying almost everything in its path – more than 30 helicopters provided vital support that included supply runs, evacuation of the injured, search operations for missing persons and more.

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Tags: Airbus France Nice France
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Feb
15
2021

PHI IMPLEMENTS PIONEERING H160 OPERATION IN GULF OF MEXICO

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(Lafayette, LA, February 15, 2021) – PHI Aviation has been selected to operate four Airbus H160s to service a support contract for Shell Exploration & Production Company (SEPCO) in the Gulf of Mexico. The H160 features ground-breaking new levels of safety, comfort and schedule reliability in offshore operations. This newly executed 10-year contract marks a history entry of the aircraft into the oil and gas industry.

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Tags: Airbus Gulf of Mexico H160 PHIAviation Shell
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Feb
15
2021

TVA selects GPMS’s Foresight MX Helicopter Health Monitoring System for its Bell 407GXis and New MD530 and Bell 429 Aircraft

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The Tennessee Valley Authority has selected GPMS’ Foresight MX Helicopter Health and Usage Monitoring System, to provide service on current Bell 407GXi aircraft as well as on planned fleet additions, including an MD530 and Bell 429.

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Tags: Bell Bell 407 Gxi Bell 429 Foresight MX health monitoring system GPMS MD530 Tennessee Valley Authority
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Feb
15
2021

UNITED ROTORCRAFT LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

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At Air Methods, we pride ourselves on a diverse range of capabilities. While our largest offering is direct air medical services, with air ambulance bases all over the country, we also have expertise in the design and manufacture of aeromedical and aerospace technology through our division known as United Rotorcraft.

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