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May
24
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Kent Island, MD

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On May 4, 2019, about 1210 eastern daylight time, a Guimbal Cabri G2, N572MD, was destroyed when it impacted the Chesapeake Bay near Kent Island, Maryland. The private pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The helicopter was registered to a corporation and operated by Monumental Helicopters as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, and a special flight rules area flight plan was filed for the local flight that originated from Tipton Airport (FME), Fort Meade, Maryland, around 1130.

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May
24
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: New York, NY

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On May 15, 2019, at 1426 eastern daylight time, a Bell 206 L4 helicopter, N26BB, operated by Zip Aviation, was substantially damaged during a forced landing to the Hudson River while maneuvering for landing at the West 30th Street Heliport (JRA), New York, New York. The commercial pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the repositioning flight conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

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May
24
2019

Med-Trans Acquiring SevenBar Aviation

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Denton, Texas, - Med-Trans Corporation, a leading air medical transport company, is acquiring SevenBar Aviation, a privately-owned medical flight company offering fixed and rotor wing airlift services to a broad array of healthcare organizations throughout the nation. SevenBar has a fleet of seven jet and turboprops and five helicopters providing services in six states.

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May
24
2019

GA-ASI Honors Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions as a Supplier of the Year

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Ashburn, Va. – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, a trusted leading supplier of rugged commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) embedded processing technology, today announced that it received a Supplier of the Year Award from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions. The award, which recognizes outstanding quality and delivery performance, was announced at GA-ASI’s annual Supplier Performance Awards on April 29, 2019. GA-ASI presents its Supplier of the Year Award to companies achieving 100% quality and on-time delivery performance for calendar year 2018.

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May
24
2019

Man arrested on suspicion of pointing laser at planes, SDPD helicopter - fox5sandiego.com

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Man arrested on suspicion of pointing laser at planes, SDPD helicopter  fox5sandiego.comSome commercial pilots reported having a laser shined at them while heading toward the airport, authorities

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May
24
2019

Sikorsky Receives $1.1 Billion Helicopter Contract - ThomasNet News

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Sikorsky Receives $1.1 Billion Helicopter Contract  ThomasNet NewsThe King Stallion is the only marine-based, long-distance, heavy-lift helicopter in production, and will immediately provide three

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May
23
2019

Maritime security: FG gets two helicopters, 20 speedboats - The Punch

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Maritime security: FG gets two helicopters, 20 speedboats  The PunchOkechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Federal Government on Thursday announced that it had taken delivery of two helicopters, 20 speedboats

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May
23
2019

Fatal helicopter crash report points to training shortfall - Australian Aviation

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Fatal helicopter crash report points to training shortfall  Australian AviationA damning report has revealed the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) knew a pilot who died along with six

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May
23
2019

Gundersen Health System sees positive results with Sparta-based helicopter - News8000.com - WKBT

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Gundersen Health System sees positive results with Sparta-based helicopter  News8000.com - WKBT"We meet people in their biggest time of need. They have a lot of fear and unknowns of what's going to

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May
23
2019

Kopter's helicopter production to start in 2021, hiring will take until 2025 - The Daily Advertiser

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Kopter's helicopter production to start in 2021, hiring will take until 2025  The Daily AdvertiserThe company leasing Lafayette's former Bell Helicopter facility says it plans to start producing

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May
23
2019

Man walks away from helicopter crash in Pike County - WGEM

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Man walks away from helicopter crash in Pike County  WGEMThe pilot of a helicopter walked away after it crashed on Thursday in Pike County, Illinois.

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May
23
2019

Pilot Talks With NTSB About Helicopter Crash Into Hudson River - CBS New York

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Pilot Talks With NTSB About Helicopter Crash Into Hudson River  CBS New YorkNEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The pilot of the helicopter that crashed into the Hudson River last Wednesday is sharing his

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May
23
2019

Helicopter company headed to Lafayette says they are ahead of schedule - KATC Lafayette News

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Helicopter company headed to Lafayette says they are ahead of schedule  KATC Lafayette NewsThe new helicopter manufacturing company headed to Lafayette says they're ahead of schedule. Christian Gras,

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May
23
2019

Lockheed Martin And Drone Racing League Announce 2019 AlphaPilot Teams

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BETHESDA, Md., May 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Drone Racing League (DRL) today announced the nine teams that were accepted into the 2019 AlphaPilot Innovation Challenge, an open competition to develop artificial intelligence (AI) for high-speed racing drones. These teams have earned a coveted spot in DRL's inaugural autonomous drone racing series, the Artificial Intelligence Robotic Racing (AIRR) Circuit, which kicks off later this year.

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May
23
2019

More Access to Airspace to Fly Drones

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Starting today more than 100 control towers and airports will be added to the hundreds of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic facilities and airports that currently use theLow Altitude Authorization and Capability (LAANC) system.

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May
23
2019

Sloane signs contract for two additional AW109s and renews Distributorship Agreement in UK

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As the world’s leading manufacturer in the VIP multiengine helicopter market with a 40% share and the largest producer of corporate helicopters flying in UK, Leonardo is further growing its presence in this sector with the announcement of a further renewal of the Distributorship Agreement in UK and Ireland with its key partner Sloane Helicopters (Sloane). The agreement covers the AW109 GrandNew, AW109 Trekker and AW169 types over the period 2019-2021. Under the Distributorship Agreement, Sloane foresees the purchase of at least eight new helicopters by 2021, with a contract for an AW109 GrandNew and an AW109 Trekker in VIP configuration signed at EBACE.

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May
23
2019

Airbus plans major presence at Spain’s first International Defence and Security Exhibition (FEINDEF)

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Madrid, 23 May 2019 – Airbus will take part in the first edition of Spain’s International Defence and Security Exhibition (FEINDEF), to be held from 29 to 31 May at the IFEMA Convention Centre in Madrid. As the Spanish aerospace champion, Airbus will display products and services of particular relevance to Spain, as well as examples of cutting-edge innovation and technology.

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May
23
2019

Norway’s Helitrans becomes first operator to receive H125s with digital logcards

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Marignane, Norwegian helicopter operator Helitrans has taken delivery of two Airbus H125 helicopters with digital logcards, becoming the first H125 operator able to manage the maintenance history of its aircraft components digitally, resulting in better data quality, time savings, and simpler processes, thereby reinforcing flight safety.

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May
23
2019

New Report Released On Hudson Helicopter Crash - CBS New York

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New Report Released On Hudson Helicopter Crash  CBS New YorkCBS2's Dick Brennan has the latest on a new report from the NTSB on last week's chopper crash in the Hudson River. 7 hours ago ...

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May
23
2019

Airbus delivers ACH145 helicopter for use on super yachts

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Geneva, Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) has delivered the first of two ACH145 helicopters to an existing private customer as the first step in a fleet renewal programme.

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May
23
2019

Mobile home tycoon Alfie Best set to accept ACH130 helicopter

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Oxford, This strikingly painted Airbus ACH130 helicopter, captured here over the English countryside, is due to be delivered to mobile home park entrepreneur Alfie Best a few days after the EBACE exhibition. Best, a proud Romany who recently featured on the Sunday Times Rich List, is acquiring the helicopter to support him in managing the numerous sites run by his company Wyldecrest Parks. He is also learning to fly helicopters himself.

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May
23
2019

ARROW AVIATION ELEVATED TO AN EXCELLENT SERVICE CENTER BY LEONARDO

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Broussard, Louisiana – May 23, 2019 – Arrow Aviation Company, LLC of Broussard, Louisiana was recently appointed as a Leonardo Excellent Service Center and is now the only Excellent Service Center in the entire Western Hemisphere, not including Leonardo’s own facilities in Philadelphia and Brazil. Arrow Aviation has also expanded their capabilities to include the A109E/S/SP models to their existing AW119 and AW139 capabilities.

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May
23
2019

Three suspected motorbike thieves arrested after police helicopter tracks them down - Chronicle Live

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Three suspected motorbike thieves arrested after police helicopter tracks them down  Chronicle LivePolice on patrol in Gosforth spotted two males on a suspected stolen motorcycle and tracked them down

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May
23
2019

These Secret Helicopters Were Flown By A Shadowy Unit During The Battle of Mogadishu - The Drive

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These Secret Helicopters Were Flown By A Shadowy Unit During The Battle of Mogadishu  The DriveIn August 1993, a joint U.S. special operations force, known as Task Force Ranger, with personnel from

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May
23
2019

Helicopter crashes at Downtown St. Louis Airport | News Headlines - KMOV.com

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Helicopter crashes at Downtown St. Louis Airport | News Headlines  KMOV.comPilot, aviation student unhurt after helicopter crash at Cahokia airport  STLtoday.comNo injuries after helicopter crashes at

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May
23
2019

Helicopter crashes at Downtown St. Louis Airport | News Headlines - KMOV.com

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Helicopter crashes at Downtown St. Louis Airport | News Headlines  KMOV.comCAHOKIA, Il. (KMOV.com) -- Emergency crews are responding to the scene of a helicopter crash at the Downtown St. Louis

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May
23
2019

FG takes delivery of two helicopters, 20 speed boats - The Nation Newspaper

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FG takes delivery of two helicopters, 20 speed boats  The Nation NewspaperThe Federal Government said it has taken delivery of two helicopters, 20 speed boats and other equipment to secure Nigerian

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May
23
2019

Blue River helicopter skiing entrepreneur to receive honorary doctorate from TRU - Clearwater Times

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Blue River helicopter skiing entrepreneur to receive honorary doctorate from TRU  Clearwater TimesBlue River's Mike Wiegele was among the names on Thompson Rivers University's (TRU) honorary doctorate

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May
23
2019

Looks Like We Might Be Catching Helicopters Instead of Cabs in the Near Future - Core77.com

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Looks Like We Might Be Catching Helicopters Instead of Cabs in the Near Future  Core77.comToday at the GreenTech Festival in Berlin, Skyports and Volocopter announced plans to build the first

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May
23
2019

SLED helicopter searches for missing York County SC man - Charlotte Observer

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SLED helicopter searches for missing York County SC man  Charlotte ObserverSouth Carolina police are using a helicopter Thursday to help search for a missing York County man who has not been seen

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