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Oct
30
2023

NTSB Preliminary Report: Balch Camp, CA

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On September 9, 2023, about 1345 Pacific daylight time, a Bell 212 helicopter, N873HL, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Balch Camp, California. The pilot was seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 133 firefighting flight.

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Oct
30
2023

NTSB Preliminary Report: Croydon, NH

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On October 8, 2023, about 1932 eastern daylight time, a Bell 407 helicopter, N802JR, was involved in an accident near Croydon, New Hampshire. The commercial pilot was fatally injured. The helicopter was operated by JBI Helicopter Services under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a positioning flight.

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Oct
30
2023

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: RONKONKOMA, NY

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IDENTIFICATION Date: 28-OCT-23 Time: 13:46:00Z Regis#: N964SH

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Oct
30
2023

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: ISABELA, PR

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AIRCRAFT MADE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING ON THE SHORELINE, ISABELA, PR

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Oct
30
2023

Leonardo AW139 success grows stronger in USA for public services with Monroe County’s order for three helicopters

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Leonardo announced an order today for three AW139 medium twin-engine helicopters by Monroe Country in Florida. These aircraft will be operated by Trauma Star, a joint effort of Monroe County Fire Rescue and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and will provide air ambulance support across the Florida Keys from Lower Keys Medical Center and the Florida Keys Marathon International Airport. These AW139s will be delivered from Leonardo’s FAA-Certified Part 21 Production Facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, between the end of 2024 and early 2025, after which it will undergo dedicated mission customization before replacing the County’s existing fleet.

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Oct
26
2023

FAA, Air Force Team Up on Advanced Air Mobility Efforts

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WASHINGTON— The FAA is partnering with the U.S. Air Force to help support the safe integration of Advanced Air Mobility aircraft into the National Airspace System. 

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Oct
26
2023

European Medical Drone signs Purchase Agreement with Dufour Aerospace

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Stockholm/Zurich, October 25, 2023: European Medical Drone, the Swedish drone operator focusing on connecting hospitals by means of drone transportation, and Dufour Aerospace, the Swiss eVTOL innovator, today signed a development cooperation and purchase agreement for 11 Aero2 uncrewed tilt-wing aircraft. The agreement includes the delivery of one Aero2 X2.3 prototype aircraft in 2024 and 10 serial Aero2 aircraft with delivery starting in 2026. Savback Helicopters, Swedish helicopter vendor and partner of Dufour Aerospace, is assisting this transaction.

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Oct
26
2023

Senate Approves Whitaker as FAA Head

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Alexandria, Va. (Oct. 24, 2023) – Following a 98-0 bipartisan vote by the US Senate, Michael G. Whitaker was approved on Tuesday to lead the FAA. He is most recently the chief operating officer of Supernal, Hyundai’s advanced air mobility (AAM) company. Whitaker also has previous FAA experience: from 2013–14, he served as the deputy administrator, where he led the agency’s efforts to modernize the US National Airspace System.

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Oct
26
2023

SwissDrones Achieves Milestone FAA Authorization for Beyond Visual Line of Sight UAV Operations

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Zurich, Switzerland - October 24, 2023 - SwissDrones, a global manufacturer and operator of long-range uncrewed helicopter systems for inspection, surveillance, and public safety applications, has announced that its SDO 50 V2 multi-mission, single-turbine uncrewed helicopter system has been granted an unprecedented FAA authorization. This authorization allows aerial service provider Phoenix Air Unmanned (PAU), partner of SwissDrones, to operate the SDO 50 V2 beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) across the entire United States. This landmark achievement marks the first-of-its-kind authorization within the nation, empowering PAU to broaden its capabilities in inspection, patrol, and survey missions over extensive distances. Furthermore, this authorization establishes a clear regulatory pathway, setting a precedent for other organizations utilizing the SDO 50 V2 to pursue BVLOS approvals for their commercial operations.

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Oct
24
2023

Sikorsky’s RAIDER X® Team Begins Installation Process Of U.S. Army’s Improved Turbine Engine

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 24, 2023 – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) is beginning the installation process of the U.S. Army’s new Improved Turbine Engine (ITEP) on its RAIDER X® aircraft designed for the Future Attack Reconnaissance (FARA) program. The U.S. Army and Sikorsky engineers reviewed the engine after its arrival at the company’s West Palm Beach facility and then transferred it to the engine integration test lab next to the RAIDER X assembly area on Oct 20.

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