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Author: jhadmin


Apr
01
2020

AIR METHODS ANNOUNCES IN-NETWORK AGREEMENT WITH AVERA HEALTH PLANS AND DAKOTACARE FOR SERVICES IN SOUTH DAKOTA

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., -- Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, announced today it has reached an agreement with Avera Health Plans and DAKOTACARE to provide in-network coverage for its consumers. The agreement will protect both Avera Health Plans and DAKOTACARE members from unplanned financial liability for Air Methods’ services. Air Methods operates Black Hills Life Flight, based out of Rapid City, S.D., which serves the state’s greater Black Hills region. Under this agreement, Rocky Mountain Holdings (Black Hills Life Flight) has agreed to accept the amount allowed by Avera Health Plans and DAKOTACARE as full settlement of their charges in South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa.

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Apr
01
2020

HAI Members: Two Important Financial Resources for COVID-19 Relief

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As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the US government is providing up to $25 billion for loans and loan guarantees for passenger air carriers, Part 145 repair stations, and ticket agents/brokers. The Act also authorizes up to $349 billion for job retention and certain other expenses as part of the Paycheck Protection Program.

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Mar
31
2020

Boeing Named 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

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CHICAGO, March 31, 2020—Boeing [NYSE: BA] has received an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for Sustained Excellence in recognition of the company’s successful energy conservation practices. It is the 10th consecutive year Boeing has received the award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Mar
31
2020

Utah Rotor Pathway Program Receives $1.1 Million Grant

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Alexandria, Va. (March 31, 2020) – The Utah State Legislature recently approved a Strategic Workforce Initiative (SWI) grant to Southern Utah University to support the growth of the Utah Rotor Pathway Program, a government-industry-education partnership preparing Utah students for high-growth occupations while serving regional industry workforce needs. The grant totals $386,000 per year for three years, for a total of $1,158,000.

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Mar
31
2020

Spidertracks launches Spider X - their next-generation Spider hardware

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Spidertracks, a leading provider of satellite-based real-time flight tracking, active flight following and communication solutions, today announced the launch of the Spider X - their next-generation Spider hardware.

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Mar
30
2020

HAI Issues Updates on FAA Announcements for Airmen Medical Certificates, Part 135 Operators

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Helicopter Association International (HAI) can now provide updates to a March 29, 2020, HAI press release about airmen medical certificates and an FAA announcement regarding waivers for Part 135 operators that was issued on March 25, 2020.

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Mar
30
2020

Raytheon and United Technologies Obtain All Regulatory Approvals to Close Merger of Equals

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WALTHAM, Mass. and FARMINGTON, Conn., March 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) announced that they have received the necessary regulatory approvals for their all-stock merger of equals and expect to close the merger prior to the opening of trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Friday, April 3, 2020, the distribution date for United Technologies' spin-offs of Carrier and Otis.

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Mar
30
2020

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Announces Online Recurrent Training Program

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(BOISE, IDAHO – April 30, 2020) To serve the training needs of first responders and essential staff flying at night using NVGs, Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU), announced today that they have developed a new instructor led web-based offering for required recurrent ground training.

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Mar
30
2020

Bell Aircraft in Action Coloring Book

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Want to add a little bit of color - and vertical lift - to your daily routine? With our Bell Aircraft in Action Coloring Book, go on a police surveillance flight, land on an aircraft carrier and save lives all while sitting at home. Through action images waiting to be filled with color, discover the many dynamic missions our Bell aircraft tackle each day. If you're an artist, a future aviator or you're simply running out of home activities, download our Bell Coloring Book by clicking the link below and let your imagination take flight!

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Mar
30
2020

BELL 360 INVICTUS CHOSEN TO CONTINUE IN U.S. ARMY’S NEW SCOUT ROTORCRAFT COMPETITION

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Fort Worth, Texas – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has been selected to continue its work on the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program. As part of the selection, Bell is designing, manufacturing, and testing the Bell 360 Invictus, a prototype rotorcraft designed to provide improved lethality, survivability, and extended reach for Army Aviation. This selection follows almost a full year of design and risk-reduction work by the Bell team as part of the initial contract phase.

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Mar
30
2020

London Heliport announces temporary closure

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The coronavirus pandemic is having a severe impact on commercial travel and the general aviation industry.

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Mar
30
2020

Leonardo: solidarity shown by the Company through its support towards civilian Authorities which are working to contain the Covid-19 pandemic

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During this time of an unprecedented health emergency in Italy, Leonardo, country’s main industrial company, which is among the top ten world players in Aerospace, Defence and Security, continues to provide resources and people in support of national institutions’ management and containment of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Mar
30
2020

HAI Urges Caution Re FAA Announcement for Airmen Medical Certificates

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Alexandria, Va. (March 29, 2020) – If you are a pilot or aircrewmen whose medical certificate will expire between March 31 and June 30, 2020, the FAA has announced that it is waiving enforcement actions against you if you are unable to obtain a new certificate in a timely manner due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mar
27
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Kalapana, HI

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On March 5, 2020, about 1130 Hawaii standard time, a Airbus EC130 B4 helicopter, N11QK, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident, about 6 miles north of Kalapana, Hawaii. Of the six occupants on board, the commercial pilot and three passengers were uninjured, and two passengers sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 flight.

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Mar
27
2020

Statement From Lockheed Martin Chairman, President And CEO Marillyn Hewson On COVID-19 Response

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BETHESDA, Md., March 27, 2020 - At Lockheed Martin, we recognize that the rapid spread of COVID-19 and its wide-ranging impacts have caused severe disruption across society and tragic loss of life around the world. We also recognize that the global pandemic has created a need for urgent action by government, business, communities and citizens.

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Mar
26
2020

Super Mushshak Flies with Genesys Aerosystems Glass Cockpit

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Kamra, Pakistan (March 25, 2020) – A Pakistan Aeronautical Complex MFI-17 Super Mushshak made a successful first flight with a full Genesys Aerosystems glass cockpit today. The Super Mushshak is a rugged and proven military training aircraft capable of +7 and -3 Gs and features automatic, hands-off spin recovery. The two-seat aircraft is equipped with three Genesys flight displays, dual solid-state gyro/air-data sensors, and dual GPS receivers. The system also includes dual Genesys digital multi-mode radios with integrated VHF COM, UHF COM, VHF NAV, localizer/glideslope, and marker beacon, triple-redundant Flight Management System (FMS), radio/audio management, and Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS), and digital engine/systems display.

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Mar
26
2020

COVID-19: Offering certainty in uncertain times

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In the last three months, we have witnessed unprecedented events brought upon by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). TracPlus CEO, Trevor McIntyre, looks at the steps the company is taking to protect and offer certainty to our customers in this unsettling time.

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Mar
26
2020

Helicopter Association International Applauds Congressional Action on COVID-19 Relief

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Alexandria, Va. (March 26, 2020) – On Wednesday evening, March 25, the US Senate unanimously approved a $2 trillion emergency relief bill providing stimulus funds to a US economy reeling from the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, March 27, the House is expected to pass the bill, which includes specific measures aimed at general aviation businesses.

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Mar
26
2020

Boeing Statement on Passage of CARES Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C., March 26, 2020—We thank the Administration, especially the President and Secretary Mnuchin, as well as the Senate for working together to take swift bipartisan action to support the American economy, including the 2.5 million jobs and 17,000 suppliers that Boeing, the aerospace industry and the U.S. rely on to maintain our world leadership in commercial, defense and services. The bill’s access to public and private liquidity, including loans and loan guarantees, is critical for airlines, airports, suppliers, and manufacturers to bridge to recovery.

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Mar
25
2020

AAMS Government Relations Update March 25th, 2020

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Late last night, Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Schumer (D-NY) took to the floor at about 1:30 am to announce an agreement on a $2 Trillion Phase 3 Economic Aid Package had been reached.

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Mar
25
2020

CAMTS Reiterates Position on Medical Transports for COVID-19 Patients

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SEATTLE - MARCH 25, 2020: The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) released a statement this week regarding medical transports of patients with suspected or diagnosed coronavirus.

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Mar
25
2020

Appareo Receives Certification for Stratus Transponders in Part 27 Helicopters

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FARGO, North Dakota (March 25, 2020) — Appareo has received FAA approval for installation of Stratus™ transponders in Part 27 aircraft. The STC-AML includes Airbus Helicopters, Bell Helicopter, Leonardo, and Robinson Helicopter. The H-variant models, named Stratus ES-H and Stratus ESG-H, are now available through the Authorized Appareo Dealer Network, and retail for the same price as the Part 23 transponders.

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Mar
25
2020

NTSB Final Report: Shamokin, PA

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The helicopter pilot reported that he was being evaluated for a pilot position with a perspective employer, who was an airplane pilot-rated passenger and occupied the right front seat. He was asked to perform an autorotation as part of the evaluation, and while entering the autorotation, he noticed that the rotor and engine needles were split and that the engine tachometer indicated 0 rpm. He believed that the engine had failed. The pilot maintained the rotor rpm in the green and entered a flare about 40 ft above ground level. He attempted to cushion the landing, but the helicopter landed hard. The pilot reported that he could not hear if the engine was running during the flight because he was wearing a noise-canceling headset.

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Mar
25
2020

Leonardo extends its training services capabilities to rotorcraft unmanned aerial systems

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Leonardo is extending its training services capabilities to include rotorcraft unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to provide 360° training solutions to its growing customer base for maximised mission effectiveness and safety. The Company has recently obtained an Authorized Training Organization Certificate for UAS released by ENAC (Italian National Civil Aviation Authority). With this certification Leonardo is now able to supply training services for light and very light category remotely piloted systems (up to 25 kg) through its Helicopter Training Academy headquartered in Sesto Calende (Northern Italy).

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Mar
24
2020

Bristow Americas transports potential infectious disease patients, to include COVID-19

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HOUSTON, March 24, 2020 – Bristow Americas’ Search and Rescue (SAR) teams have successfully transported acutely-ill offshore workers in the oil and gas industry with suspected cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), using specially-configured and equipped search and rescue aircraft supporting operations in the Gulf of Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, and Guyana.

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Mar
24
2020

NTSB Final Report: San Diego, CA

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The pilot reported that, after landing the helicopter on the landing platform, he decided to reposition it on the platform. He said that he increased the collective and that it "felt as if the nose was turning or yawing to the right." To correct the right yaw, he applied left pedal, but the helicopter continued moving right. The helicopter rolled to the right, the main rotor blades struck the ground, and the helicopter came to rest on its right side. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the main and tail rotor drive systems. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.

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Mar
23
2020

ERICKSON STATEMENT

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CHILE – A group of unidentified individuals entered an Erickson operating base in Chile last night. After gaining entry to the secure area, they caused damage to the Erickson owned S-64 Air Crane® helicopter located there. No Erickson employees were hurt. Erickson personnel are cooperating with local police. We have no further information to share at this time.

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Mar
23
2020

NTSB Final Report: Nuiqsut, AK

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The pilot reported that he landed the helicopter facing south and about 90 ft from where ground personnel were unhooking super sacks filled with gravel. When the skids touched down, the pilot reduced the collective and then saw an empty super sack about 15 ft away, which subsequently struck the main rotor toward the outboard portion of the blade. The super sack was ingested by the advancing side of the main rotor disk. The pilot rolled off the throttle and shut down the engine. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the main rotor blades. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.

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Mar
23
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Cotulla, TX

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The commercial pilot was attempting to takeoff from a trailer in a helicopter to conduct an aerial survey. During the lift off from the trailer, the helicopter rolled right and impacted the ground. A post accident inspection revealed that the right skid tie-down to the trailer had not been removed prior to the takeoff attempt. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.

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Mar
19
2020

NTSB Final Report: Kershaw, SC

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The student pilot reported that, shortly after takeoff from his private cement pad and about 2 ft above ground level, the helicopter "darted forward and left." He attempted to correct the drift, but the helicopter began "swinging back and forth," the left skid impacted the ground, and the helicopter then dynamically rolled over. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the main rotor blades and tailboom. The student reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation. The student added that the he "did not have the cyclic in a neutral position when he lifted off" and that the accident flight was his first flight in the helicopter.

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