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Nov
15
2018

LEONARDO AWARDED CONTRACT FOR 22 OF THE NEW AW169M HELICOPTER VARIANT BY ITALY'S GUARDIA DI FINANZA

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Leonardo announced today the signing of a contract with Italy’s Guardia di Finanza for 22 new generation AW169M twin engine helicopters. The contract, valued at 280 million euro, includes a comprehensive support and training package which could be further extended with optional services valued at an additional 100 million euro. Deliveries are expected to start in summer 2019 and to be completed by 2024.

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Nov
15
2018

Lockheed Martin Launches $30 Million STEM Scholarship Program

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BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today launched a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) scholarship program for high school and college undergraduate students planning to pursue a major in engineering and computer science.

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Nov
15
2018

NTSB Preliminary Report Released: Uvalde, TX

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On November 4, 2018, about 0001 central standard time, a Bell 206B helicopter, N417WT, impacted terrain near Uvalde, Texas. The airline transport rated pilot and two passengers were fatally injured, and the helicopter was destroyed. The helicopter was registered to and operated by W T Byler company, Inc. as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal fight. The flight departed a private ranch about 2345 en route to San Antonio.

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Nov
15
2018

NTSB Preliminary Report Released: Wichita Falls, TX

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On November 2, 2018, about 1130 central daylight time, a Bell 47G-3B-1, N1159W, impacted terrain after experiencing a total loss of engine power near the Wichita Valley Airport (F14), Wichita Falls, Texas. The certified flight instructor (CFI) and airline transport pilot were seriously injured and the helicopter exhibited substantial damage throughout. The helicopter was registered to Treblig LLC and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from F14 at about 1105.

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Nov
15
2018

NTSB Preliminary Report Released: McDougal, AR

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On October 2, 2018 about 1330 central daylight time (CDT), a Hughes 369D, N5187S/N454AR, was destroyed when it impacted a utility pole and, subsequently, terrain in McDougal, Arkansas. The helicopter departed from a grass landing zone with two linemen attached for short haul operations in connection with utility line work. The commercial pilot was fatally injured and the two lineman sustained minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the external load operation that was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 133, and no flight plan had been filed.

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Nov
15
2018

Navy to purchase 8 MH-60R helicopters from Lockheed Martin

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Navy to purchase 8 MH-60R helicopters from Lockheed Martin  UPI.comFull coverage

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Nov
15
2018

East End residents disappointed in FAA's helicopter noise workshop

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East End residents disappointed in FAA's helicopter noise workshop  NewsdayResidents, officials frustrated by FAA helicopter forum, demand public hearing  RiverheadLOCALNorth Fork Unimpressed By FAA

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Nov
15
2018

Black Hawk helicopters fly over Wichita

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Black Hawk helicopters fly over Wichita  KFDIFull coverage

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Nov
15
2018

Zip and dip! Superyacht boasts a helicopter landing spot and glass bottomed pool for beach-style parties

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Zip and dip! Superyacht boasts a helicopter landing spot and glass bottomed pool for beach-style parties  Daily MailFull coverage

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Nov
15
2018

NTSB releases preliminary report of helicopter crash that killed young newlyweds, pilot

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NTSB releases preliminary report of helicopter crash that killed young newlyweds, pilot  Midland Reporter-TelegramNTSB releases report in deadly newlywed helicopter crash  WPVI-TVFull coverage

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Nov
15
2018

Helicopter Lifts Injured Hiker off South Mountain in Phoenix

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Helicopter Lifts Injured Hiker off South Mountain in Phoenix  U.S. News & World ReportFull coverage

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Nov
16
2018

U.S. DOD ANNOUNCES KAMAN AWARDED $52 MILLION ADDITION TO OPTION 14 OF ITS USAF JOINT PROGRAMMABLE FUZE ORDER

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BLOOMFIELD, Conn.--The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) announced on November 14, 2018, that the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has awarded a contract modification to Option 14 of its Joint Programmable Fuze (JPF) order with the Aerospace segment of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN). The modification has a value of $52.0 million and raises the total value of Option 14 to $121.4 million.

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Nov
16
2018

NTSB Preliminary Report Released: Odanah, WI

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On October 29, 2018, about 1345 central standard time, an Airbus (Eurocopter) AS350B3 helicopter, N910S, impacted terrain near Odanah, Wisconsin. The commercial rated pilot, the sole occupant, was fatally injured and the helicopter was destroyed. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Enbridge Energy Company, Inc, as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 observation fight. The flight departed Gogebic-Iron County Airport (IWD), Ironwood, Michigan about 1300 for the pipeline patrol, en route to Superior, Wisconsin.

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Nov
16
2018

NTSB Preliminary Report Released: Kaneohe, HI

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On October 22, 2018, about 1710 Hawaiian standard time, a Robinson R44 helicopter, N4132H, was substantially damaged during a hard landing on the Kaneohe Sandbar, a large area of sand covered by shallow water, located in Kaneohe Bay, near Kaneohe, Hawaii. The commercial pilot and two passengers sustained serious injuries. The helicopter was registered to Higgins Leasing Inc. and operated by Novictor Aviation under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an air tour flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight, and a company flight plan was filed. The helicopter originated from Honolulu International Airport, Honolulu, Hawaii at 1647, and was planned to complete a 45-minute circle island route flight.

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Nov
16
2018

NTSB Final Report Released: Venice, LA

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The commercial pilot was conducting a nonscheduled, cross-country passenger flight. He reported that, while en route, he detected an in-flight vibration and made a precautionary landing on an oil platform. As he was shutting down the engine, the vibration increased, and he initiated an emergency shutdown using the rotor brake.

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Nov
15
2018

Raleigh man who impersonated general, landed helicopter at SAS speaks out

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Raleigh man who impersonated general, landed helicopter at SAS speaks out  CBS17.comRaleigh man imprisoned after landing helicopter at SAS tells his story  WTVD-TVFull coverage

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Nov
15
2018

Mercy Flight gets three new helicopters

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Mercy Flight gets three new helicopters  WGRZ.comFull coverage

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Nov
15
2018

India seeks to buy US helicopters worth Rs 13500 crore

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India seeks to buy US helicopters worth Rs 13500 crore  Times of IndiaFull coverage

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Nov
15
2018

Bahrain signs a $912 million deal with US Bell Helicopter

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Bahrain signs a $912 million deal with US Bell Helicopter  ReutersFull coverage

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Nov
15
2018

Report: Helicopter pilot lost consciousness before crash

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Report: Helicopter pilot lost consciousness before crash  West Hawaii TodayFull coverage

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Nov
15
2018

Bears censor TV helicopter coverage of kicker Cody Parkey practicing at Soldier Field

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Bears censor TV helicopter coverage of kicker Cody Parkey practicing at Soldier Field  Chicago TribuneJim McMahon offers epic response to helicopters filming Cody Parkey  Bears WireFull coverage

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Nov
15
2018

NTSB releases preliminary report of helicopter crash that killed young newlyweds, pilot

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NTSB releases preliminary report of helicopter crash that killed young newlyweds, pilot  Midland Reporter-TelegramReport: Helicopter failed to clear hill by 100 feet, killing newlyweds and

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Nov
16
2018

Lockheed Martin at Owego awarded $382 million Naval helicopter contract

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Lockheed Martin at Owego awarded $382 million Naval helicopter contract  Press & Sun-BulletinFull coverage

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Nov
16
2018

Helicopter helps dry football field at Jordan High School

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Helicopter helps dry football field at Jordan High School  WTVD-TVFull coverage

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Nov
16
2018

Santa Claus to arrive by helicopter at Music City Mall

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Santa Claus to arrive by helicopter at Music City Mall  NewsWest9.comFull coverage

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Nov
16
2018

Helicopter rescue paramedic taking step back

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Helicopter rescue paramedic taking step back  Otago Daily TimesFull coverage

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Nov
16
2018

Drone pilot could have caused 'catastrophic' helicopter crash akin to Leicester City disaster, court hears

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Drone pilot could have caused 'catastrophic' helicopter crash akin to Leicester City disaster, court hears  The IndependentPeterborough police helicopter crew 'put in danger' by drone  BBC NewsDrone

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Nov
16
2018

Drone flyer whose remotely-controlled aircraft forced police helicopter to take evasive action as it searched for a ...

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Drone flyer whose remotely-controlled aircraft forced police helicopter to take evasive action as it searched for a ...  Vertical Magazine (press release)Full coverage

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Nov
16
2018

The first operator: Helicopter Air Transport

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The first operator: Helicopter Air Transport  Vertical Magazine (press release)Full coverage

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Nov
16
2018

Helicopter infrared camera takes you through the smoke to see California wildfire from above

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Helicopter infrared camera takes you through the smoke to see California wildfire from above  Bradenton HeraldFull coverage

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