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Jan
10
2022

NTSB Final Report: Clewiston, Florida

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The No. 2 hydraulic system (HYD2) pulley bearing likely failed due to being installed skewed onto its pulley, resulting in abnormal bearing loads which led to its premature failure. The plastic deformation observed on the raceways and rolling elements, as well as contact damage on the bearing cage, were consistent with sliding of the rolling elements against the raceways and cage due to abnormal loading and forced rotation of a seized bearing.

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Jan
10
2022

Andrew Champagne Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Matthew S. Zuccaro Land & LIVE Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (January 10, 2022) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce US Coast Guard Avionics Electrical Technician Second Class Andrew Champagne as the first recipient of the Salute to Excellence Matthew S. Zuccaro Land & LIVE Award. This award recognizes aeronautical decision-making, crew resource management, and coordinated actions by flight crews that result in the decision to terminate a flight before an accident could occur. The award will be presented March 7, 2022, at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 in Dallas, Texas.

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Jan
10
2022

France becomes first H160 law enforcement customer

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Marignane, 10 January 2021 – The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) has signed a contract, on behalf of the Ministry of Interior, for the procurement and maintenance of 10 H160s in a law enforcement configuration for the Gendarmerie Nationale. Linked to the  contract for the procurement of 169 H160Ms for the French Ministry of Armed Forces, this order is part of the Stimulus plan to support the national aeronautical industry announced by the French government in 2020. 

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters DGA French Armament General Directorate H160
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Jan
05
2022

Latest Garmin Pilot app update adds expanded NOTAM display options, enhanced Airport page and more

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OLATHE, Kan./Jan. 5, 2022 – Garmin® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., today announced the addition of new features to the Garmin Pilot™ app for iPad® or iPhone® mobile devices. The new enhancements include expanded NOTAM display options for field condition (FICON) and fuel unavailable NOTAMs on the moving map, which can be also viewed on the redesigned Airport page. The updated Airport page offers an improved layout and intuitive menus that provide easy access to airport information, including access to the most commonly reviewed facts and info about an airport, without having to access additional submenus.

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Jan
04
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Bronson, FL

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HELICOPTER CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES, BRONSON, FL.

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Dec
31
2021

FAA Statement on 5G

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DOT and FAA letter to AT&T and Verizon on 5G.

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Dec
29
2021

2022 Kaman K-MAX Calendar

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Our 2022 Kaman K-MAX calendar features dramatic photographs of Kaman’s K-MAX helicopter in a variety of scenarios worldwide. Please download your copy of the 2022 Kaman K-MAX calendar here and enjoy!

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Dec
27
2021

Spanish Ministries of Defence and Interior sign for 36 H135s

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Marignane – The Spanish Ministries of Defence and Interior have ordered 36 Airbus H135 helicopters. This signature takes place in the context of the stimulus plan activated by the Spanish government to support the industry. The Ministry of Defence will receive 18 helicopters to be operated by the air force and the navy while the Ministry of Interior will also take delivery of 18 helicopters to be operated by the National Police and the Guardia Civil. The deliveries will start next year.

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Dec
22
2021

France orders the H160M for its Joint Light Helicopter programme

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Marignane, 22 December 2021 – The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters for the development and procurement of the H160M in the frame of the Light Joint Helicopter programme (HIL). The contract includes the development of several prototypes and the delivery of a first batch of 30 aircraft (21 for the army, 8 for the navy and one for the air force). The French Ministry for the Armed Forces plans to order a total of 169 H160M helicopters, or Guépard as it will be known in the French armed forces. Deliveries will start in 2027 beginning with the French Army.

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Dec
22
2021

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Strawberry, AZ

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AIRCRAFT MAIN ROTOR STRUCK POWER WIRE, STRAWBERRY, AZ.

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