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Feb
24
2022

NTSB Final Report: Merry, Nebraska

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The pilot reported that while cresting a hill at the end of a field during an aerial application pass, the helicopter’s skids struck power lines and subsequently impacted terrain. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, tail boom, and rotors. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operations. The pilot reported that the aerial application pass was over rolling hills with terrain elevation changes of about 300 ft. and that could not see the end of the field where the power lines were because of the hill. When he crested the hill and saw the powerlines at eye-level, he attempted to climb over the power lines, but the skids struck the top static wire.

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Feb
24
2022

BELL BEGINS PRODUCTION ON CZECH REPUBLIC AH-1Z

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AMARILLO, Texas (Feb. 23, 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has started production of the first AH-1Z Viper for the Czech Republic at  Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Center. The production of the Viper joins UH-1Y production as part of the Czech Republic Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of mixed fleet aircraft.

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Feb
24
2022

HAI Joins Aviation Stakeholder Groups in Committing to Lead-Free Aviation Fuels Transition

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Alexandria, Virginia (February 23, 2022) — HAI joined leaders of aviation and petroleum groups in committing to an initiative laying out a clear plan to transition piston-engine aircraft to lead-free aviation fuels by the end of 2030.

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Feb
24
2022

Twirly Birds Announces 2022 Recipient of the Prestigious Les Morris Award

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International helicopter pilot organization, Twirly Birds, has announced the 2022 recipient of the prestigious Les Morris Award is Lockheed Martin’s Senior Fellow for Rotary and Mission Systems, Nick Lappos.

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Feb
23
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: KEKAHA, HI

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AIRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES, KEKAHA, HI

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Feb
23
2022

Boeing Awarded Contract for Eight AH-6 Helicopters for Thailand

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MESA, Ariz., Feb. 23, 2022 -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] has been awarded a $103.7 million contract by the U.S. Department of Defense as part of a foreign military sale for eight AH-6 light attack reconnaissance helicopters to Thailand. The contract also includes spares, training devices, support equipment, and technical publications for the Royal Thai Army.

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Feb
22
2022

NTSB Final Report: Camp Verde, Arizona

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The pilot reported that, while taking off from a remote mountainous site, the helicopter encountered some turbulent air and the main rotor RPM decayed. He elected to abort the takeoff and land at a site about 20-30 ft from the original location. During the landing, the main rotor blades struck a tree. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to main rotor blades and main rotor hub assembly. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation. He also reported that the accident could have been avoided by taking more time to calculate and determine the density altitude and out of ground effect performance of the helicopter at the time of the accident.

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Feb
22
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Eldorado, Illinois

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NTSB Preliminary Report: Eldorado, Illinois

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Feb
22
2022

Philippine DND Signs Contract For 32 Black Hawk Helicopters

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MIELEC, Poland, Feb. 22, 2022 – PZL Mielec, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) has signed a contract award with the Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) to manufacture 32 additional S-70i™ Black Hawk® utility helicopters for the Philippine Air Force. Delivery of all 32 aircraft by 2026 will dramatically increase the operational capacity of the Philippine Air Force to perform search and rescue missions, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and troop transport across the archipelagic country.

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Feb
22
2022

Kamatics Extends Helicopter Gearbox Life With Custom Molded Anti-Wear Composites (P-54)

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BLOOMFIELD, Conn.–Feb. 22, 2022– Kamatics Corporation, a Kaman business (NYSE: KAMN), announced that it is introducing new P-54 contoured, anti-wear components for the maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) of legacy helicopter gearboxes.

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