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Feb
15
2022

Sikorsky Secures Contract To Build CH-53K™ Helicopters For Israel

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STRATFORD, Conn., Feb. 15, 2022 – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will produce 12 CH-53K heavy lift helicopters for Israel under a U.S. Navy Foreign Military Sales (FMS) agreement.

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Feb
15
2022

Leonardo in Yeovil

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Last year, the flight operations team at Leonardo in Yeovil flew more than 870 hours across several different types of helicopters on 585 flights respectively.

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Feb
14
2022

AMERICAN HELICOPTER MUSEUM PREMIERS THE HELICOPTER AND THE PRESIDENCY EXHIBIT IN MARCH

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February 14, 2022 - West Chester, PA – United States presidents routinely travel by helicopter, and the American Helicopter Museum & Education Center’s (AHMEC) upcoming exhibit, The Helicopter and the Presidency, explores the iconic role played by helicopters in the American presidency. The informative presentation runs from Saturday, March 5, through Sunday, May 29, with a Members-Only Preview on Friday, March 4, from 6 until 8 p.m.

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Feb
14
2022

AD-DIN FOUNDATION PURCHASES FIRST TWO BELL 505 HELICOPTERS IN BANGLADESH

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Singapore (February 14, 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the sale of the first two Bell 505 helicopters in Bangladesh to Ad-din Foundation, a private nonprofit organization serving underprivileged people in Bangladesh.

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Feb
14
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Eldorado, IL

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AIRCRAFT BEFORE TAKEOFF, PILOT NOTICED A FLASH REFLECTING IN THE WINDSCREEN AND SMOKE FILLED THE CABIN DUE TO TWO LITHIUM BATTERIES IN THE PARAMEDICS POCKETS, ELDORADO, IL.

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Feb
14
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Fallon, NV

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AIRCRAFT INCURRED A TAIL STRIKE, THEN LANDED ON A HANGAR ROOF AND FELL THROUGH, FALLON, NV.

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Feb
11
2022

NTSB Final Report: Randolph, Wisconsin

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The pilot reported that while making a turn at the end of a field following an aerial application pass, the helicopter struck power lines and subsequently impacted the ground. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and main rotor system. The pilot did not report any preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operations. The pilot reported he was aware of the power lines but misjudged the position of the helicopter with reference to the lines and realized that he did not have sufficient room to make the turn without impacting the lines. The pilot stopped the turn and lowered the collective to attempt to pass under the power lines. The helicopter impacted the lower string of lines and impacted the ground, coming to rest almost upright.

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Feb
11
2022

Lockheed Martin Sikorsky-Boeing Selects Honeywell Engine To Power DEFIANT X®

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PHILADELPHIA, — Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), and Boeing (NYSE: BA) today announced Honeywell (NYSE: HON) as the engine provider for DEFIANT X®, the advanced helicopter for the U.S. Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) competition.

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Feb
09
2022

Bell 505 Global Fleet Achieves 100,000 Flight Hours

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Fort Worth, TX (9 Feb. 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the Bell 505 achieved 100,000 global fleet hours. Since the first Bell 505 customer delivery in 2017, Bell has completed more than 360 Bell 505 global deliveries, enabling successful missions with the world’s most advanced short light single aircraft.

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Feb
09
2022

NTSB Final Report: Gonzales, Louisiana

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The pilot reported that he was approaching to land at night when the helicopter tail rotor struck a tree. He felt the helicopter “shake a little” and noticed it was “falling.” The pilot attempted to cushion the landing by increasing collective and the helicopter came to rest on both skids upright. The helicopter fuselage and tail rotor sustained damaged during the hard landing. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.

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