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Feb
04
2022

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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Feb
03
2022

NTSB Final Report: New Roads, Louisiana

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The pilot was conducting a night cross country flight in his single-engine helicopter to evaluate the progress of some construction projects. As he approached the landing area, he noticed some loose construction debris, so he flew past the site and turned around to approach from the opposite direction. Shortly thereafter, the engine began losing power. Unable to maintain level flight he conducted an emergency landing to a river. By the time he was rescued, about 11 hours after the accident, the helicopter had sunk and was not located despite an extensive search by local law enforcement. Given that the wreckage was not recovered, an examination of the engine to determine a reason for the loss of power could not be performed.

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Feb
03
2022

U.S. Navy Awards Contract To Build Nine Additional CH-53K™ Helicopters For The U.S. Marine Corps

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STRATFORD, Conn., Feb. 03, 2022 – Prioritizing affordability and utilizing advanced manufacturing techniques, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), will build nine additional CH-53K™ aircraft at a lower unit price than previous lot buys, resulting in significant savings for the U.S. government and taxpayers. The company’s experienced supply chain coupled with its active digital approach drives speed and affordability throughout design, development, production, and sustainment.

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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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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
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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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

NTSB Preliminary Report: Gallatin, TN

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NTSB Preliminary Report: Gallatin, TN

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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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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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