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11-Nov-17 N744BS Robinson R44 Page, US-Arizona

Crashed at the end of the runway

11-Nov-17

Classic Air Medical adds Arizona base at Fort Mohave

Classic Air Medical adds Arizona base at Fort Mohave

Classic Air Medical has added the Valley View Medical Centre in Fort Mohave to one of its bases it serves. They will be using Valley View’s helipad, basing one of the flight crews there as well as a Bell 407 GX helicopter. This new partnership will ensure fast medical attention can be given to anyone… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Aug-17

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Planners approve second helipad at Fort Mohave hospital

Planners approve second helipad at Fort Mohave hospital

A permit for a second helipad at Fort Mohave Hospital was approved this past week by the planning and zoning commission. The new helipad will be at the corner of Highway 95 and Wagon Wheel Lane, roughly 100 yards from the existing helipad and will have fences surrounding its 60-foot by 60-foot perimeter. Air Methods… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Jul-17

Aspen Avionics name Sales Manager for Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah

Aspen Avionics name Sales Manager for Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah

Aspen Avionics announced that retired Marine Corps aviator and Aspen’s director of flight operations, James Buck is expanding his roles and responsibilities to include the position of regional sales manager for Aspen’s growing sales team. In his sales role, he will be responsible for the states of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. As the… Read more »

Source: Aspen Avionics, 14-Jul-17

26-May-17 N152GC Airbus EC130 Peach Springs, US-Arizona

26-May-17 N152GC Airbus EC130 Peach Springs, US-Arizona

FAA reports “During shutdown, rotor blades struck the door”.  Sole occupant pilot not injured

26-May-17

Helipad Plans for Ramada Hotel

Helipad Plans for Ramada Hotel

The Ramada Hotel in Kingman has announced that they are currently procuring the relevant approvals to build a helipad. Sultan Abbas, the General Manager of the hotel has stated that they have submitted their application to the City Council and now wait for a Conditional Use Permit. If all goes to plan, reports Digital Journal,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Feb-17

Able Opens Full-Service Maintenance Center

Able Opens Full-Service Maintenance Center

Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has completed a significant expansion with the opening of the Able Maintenance Center (AMC). The AMC grows Able’s industry presence with a full suite of rotorcraft airframe services including maintenance, inspections, airframe repair, avionics upgrades and paint. Combined with Able’s already world-leading, on-site MRO and parts… Read more »

Source: Able, 12-Jul-16

AZ Guard aviators hone interagency wildfire response skills

AZ Guard aviators hone interagency wildfire response skills

Members of the 2-285th Assault Helicopter Battalion participated in an annual training and certification course for wildfire response at the Papago Park Military Reservation May 4-5. At the completion of the 24-hour training course, 16 pilots and crew chiefs were certified to respond and assist with helicopter bucket operations, delivering water for aerial firefighting during… Read more »

Source: AZ National Guard, 09-May-16

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Pair of unmanned K-Max helicopters arrive at MCAS Yuma

Pair of unmanned K-Max helicopters arrive at MCAS Yuma

The Marine Corps’ first two Kaman K-MAX Helicopters arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. May 7, 2016. The Kaman K-MAX Helicopter is very unique in many different ways, such as its purpose and design. It is a helicopter with interlinking rotors whose primary mission is to provide cargo load operations with a maximum… Read more »

Source: USMC, 09-May-16

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Embry-Riddle and Universal Helicopters extend training agreement

Embry-Riddle and Universal Helicopters extend training agreement

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Campus and Universal Helicopters Inc. (UHI) have announced an extension of their 2010 agreement to exclusively provide helicopter training to Embry-Riddle students. The program is designed to carry students from zero time through their Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) certificate. The contract with UHI simplifies the path for students seeking helicopter flight training while… Read more »

10-Mar-16

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Guidance Aviation upgrades to new flight simulator

Guidance Aviation upgrades to new flight simulator

The piece of equipment — which retails for $98,750 — is manufactured by X-Copter in Prescott and is used by Guidance Aviation for its helicopter pilot training program.  See full story

Source: Daily Courier, 09-Mar-16

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Guidance Aviation successfully using R66 for charter and lifting

Guidance Aviation successfully using R66 for charter and lifting

In both its Arizona and Louisiana locations, Guidance Aviation offers helicopter charter services utilizing the Robinson R66. Applications range from construction deliveries, airport shuttles, executive transportation, scenic tours, pipeline/power line assessment, and external loads. “The Robinson R66 helicopter has one of the lowest operating costs and best safety records in the industry,” stated Cody Cooper,… Read more »

Source: Guidance Aviation, 02-Feb-16

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Able Engineering sells out to Textron

Able Engineering sells out to Textron

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today it has completed the acquisition of Able Engineering & Component Services Inc. and Able Aerospace Inc., an industry-leading repair and overhaul company. Based in Mesa, Arizona, Able provides component repairs, component exchanges and replacement parts, among other support and service offerings for commercial rotorcraft… Read more »

Source: Textron, 22-Jan-16

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Tucson Police helicopters cleared to fly again

Tucson Police helicopters cleared to fly again

The Tucson Police Department’s Air Support Unit, which was grounded last month, has been cleared to return to service, according to a department spokesman.See full story.

Source: Tucson News, 12-Jan-16

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Tucson Police helicopters cleared to fly again

Tucson Police helicopters cleared to fly again

The Tucson Police Department’s Air Support Unit, which was grounded last month, has been cleared to return to service, according to a department spokesman. See Full Story

Source: Tucson News Now, 11-Jan-16

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50 page audit grounds Tucson Police helicopters

50 page audit grounds Tucson Police helicopters

Tucson police officials released a 50-page audit that led to the grounding of the entire air support unit this week. See Full Story Editor Note – Tucson Police currently operate three Bell 206B JetRanger IIIs which they bought new in 2005. They fly around 1,100 hours per annum per airframe

Source: Tucson News Now, 04-Jan-16

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Cochise County Sheriff back in the air very soon

Cochise County Sheriff back in the air very soon

The new year means a new helicopter for Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels. See Full Story

Source: Tucson News Now, 03-Dec-15

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Able Aerospace names Business Generation VP

Able Aerospace names Business Generation VP

Able Aerospace Services, a global leader in rotor- and fixed-wing MRO and PMA solutions, has hired industry veteran John Celigoy as Vice President of Business Generation. In this role, Celigoy leads Able’s global sales, marketing and business operations functions – efforts that have helped the company maintain an average 20 percent annual growth rate for the… Read more »

Source: Able, 17-Nov-15

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Arizona NG hosts six more Apache states in Gunfighter Fly-in contest

Arizona NG hosts six more Apache states in Gunfighter Fly-in contest

The Arizona National Guard is hosting the inaugural Gunfighter Fly-in at Silverbell Army Heliport here Nov. 1 to Nov. 6. Seven of the eight states in the National Guard that operate the AH-64D Apache helicopters—Arizona, Idaho, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Utah—sent two of their best company-grade crews and maintenance support personnel to… Read more »

Source: US Air Force, 06-Nov-15

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Tri-State Care Flight sold for $222 Million

Tri-State Care Flight sold for $222 Million

Air Methods Corporation (NASDAQ: AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Tri-State Care Flight (“Tri-State”) for $222.5 million. Tri-State generated net revenue of $81.5 million for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2014. The transaction, which was unanimously approved by Air Methods’… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 05-Nov-15

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Court says Papillon Helicopters must pay $700K in back tax

Court says Papillon Helicopters must pay $700K in back tax

Facing a new Arizona Supreme Court ruling, Gov. Doug Ducey is finally going to allow the Department of Revenue to collect taxes owed to the state from a helicopter tour business. See Full Story

Source: Az Capitol Times, 25-Sep-15

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Maverick Helicopters Invests Nearly $2 Million in Ground Transportation

Maverick Helicopters Invests Nearly $2 Million in Ground Transportation

Maverick Helicopters has invested nearly $2 million to upgrade its entire ground transportation fleet to limo coaches, offering Las Vegas guests a luxury experience beyond just takeoff to touchdown. Combining a limousine-style configuration with generous group seating capabilities, the new limo coaches have the VIP flair of Las Vegas while providing a more spacious interior… Read more »

Source: Maverick, 03-Sep-15

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High School Program Delivers Helicopter Training and STEM Education

High School Program Delivers Helicopter Training and STEM Education

For the third year-in-a-row, Guidance Aviation provided helicopter pilot ground school and introductory helicopter flights for Tri-City Prep High Schoolers. This year’s class ran August 10th – 27th.  The high school students were taught numerous aviation topics including: •Helicopter Operations •Fundamentals of aerodynamics •Instruments and Flight Controls •Elements of weather and how they pertain to… Read more »

Source: Guidance Aviation, 01-Sep-15

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23-Aug-15 N315TV Schweizer 300C Mesa, US-Arizona

The pilot reported that during the approach, he noticed erratic cyclic control movements and subsequently landed hard.  Postaccident examination of the helicopter by an Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the main rotor blades and tail boom were substantially damaged.

23-Aug-15

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18-Aug-15 N5VH Robinson R22 Prescott, US-Arizona

Training accident.  Recording of ATC transmissions on this YouTube video.

18-Aug-15

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29-Jul-15 N6095U Airbus AS350B2 Tucson, US-Arizona

The Customs and Border Patrol Instructor Pilot demonstrated an autorotation, yet misjudged the flare. Helicopter destroyed

29-Jul-15

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Hillsboro starts tour operations in Arizona

Hillsboro starts tour operations in Arizona

Hillsboro Aviation is excited to announce the launch of a helicopter tour operation in Sedona, Arizona. The operation, called Hillsboro Aviation – Sedona, offers helicopter tours over Sedona’s most famous landmarks and is one of the only tour operators to partner with the Forest Service to provide employee training on the geological, biological and archaeological… Read more »

Source: Hillsboro Aviation, 13-Jul-15

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Arizona – Maricopa County Sheriff adds Bell 407GX

Arizona – Maricopa County Sheriff adds Bell 407GX

Fox 2, the new Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office helicopter, was introduced to the media yesterday by Sheriff Joe Arpaio at Deer Valley Airport in North Phoenix. The tail number N977MS memorializes fallen Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy William Coleman (badge #977), who was was shot and killed while responding to a burglary call in Anthem… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Jul-15

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Uncertain future for Yavapai College flight training programs

Uncertain future for Yavapai College flight training programs

The Veterans Administration decision to stop new enrollments in Yavapai College’s helicopter and fixed-wing flight training programs has 40 students, set to start in May, waiting to see if they’ll be allowed to attend, the college president said. See Full Story

Source: The Daily Courier, 01-Apr-15

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Guidance Aviation confirms company’s first Guimbal Cabri G2

Guidance Aviation confirms company’s first Guimbal Cabri G2

 Guidance Aviation has confirmed the purchase of the company’s first Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter, Serial No. 1099.  The original purchase agreement was forged between Bruno Guimbal and John Stonecipher, CEO, Guidance Aviation at HELI-EXPO 2014 pending the FAA’s issuance of the U.S. Standard Category Airworthiness Certificate. The confirmation comes the same week the Cabri G2… Read more »

Source: Guidance Aviation, 03-Mar-15

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Tristate Careflight and Baldwin Safety and Compliance Will Collaborate on Enhancing Operations

Tristate Careflight and Baldwin Safety and Compliance Will Collaborate on Enhancing Operations

TriState Careflight, which offers critical care transport services in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Nevada announced today that it will team with Baldwin Safety and Compliance, headquartered in Hilton Head, South Carolina, to enhance and grow its existing safety management system. “This collaboration with one of the nation’s most respected Safety Management System development organizations… Read more »

Source: TriState Careflight, 11-Feb-15

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Phoenix launches Arizona service centre for Airbus and Turbomeca

Phoenix launches Arizona service centre for Airbus and Turbomeca

The same team that has driven growth and change at Phoenix Heliparts is now leading a complementary venture called Phoenix Heli-Support, an Airbus Helicopter and Turbomeca Service Center in Scottsdale, Ariz. This March, the Mesa and Scottsdale operations will join forces for the first time in a joint exhibit (2059) at Heli-Expo 2015. In addition,… Read more »

Source: Phoenix, 26-Jan-15

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Garmin G500H Glass Panels Installed in Guidance Aviation fleet

Garmin G500H Glass Panels Installed in Guidance Aviation fleet

Garmin G500H glass panels have been installed in the Guidance Aviation helicopter fleet. Last year, the primary helicopter flight training organization with flight operations in Prescott, Arizona and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, announced their decision to upgrade their aircraft. Now, the organization’s fleet upgrade is in its final phase with all of the IFR fleet installations… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 13-Jan-15

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Arizona National Guard trains for wildfire suppression

Arizona National Guard trains for wildfire suppression

Rotor blades from an Arizona National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter cut swiftly through the air, blending a whooshing sound with the roar of the engine. It’s a welcome sound, a signal to wildland firefighters on the ground that relief is coming. The helicopter descends to 50 feet, hovering above slow flowing canal water. Rotor… Read more »

Source: National Guard, 09-Jan-15

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Able Receives FAA Approval for Bell 407 Tail Rotor Fan Shaft

Able Receives FAA Approval for Bell 407 Tail Rotor Fan Shaft

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Able Aerospace approval of a new tail rotor fan shaft replacement part (PMA) for the Bell 407 aircraft. The new PMA is the industry’s only OEM part alternative, meeting the highest industry safety standards at significant cost savings. “Able strives to always be the best value alternative in… Read more »

Source: Able, 08-Jan-15

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29-Dec-14 N7041X Robinson R22 Phoenix, US-Arizona

Minor damage after force landing by taxiway

29-Dec-14

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Medical copter service returning to Green Valley area

Medical copter service returning to Green Valley area

At least 20 Southern Arizona fire and medical responders and the citizens they serve including the Green Valley Fire District and surrounding departments could benefit from new helicopter service recently restored in Tubac.  See full story

Source: GV News, 27-Nov-14

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15-Nov-14 N23VH Robinson R22 Prescott, US-Arizona

Rolled over on landing

15-Nov-14

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Helipad being built at Sierra Vista Regional Health Center

Helipad being built at Sierra Vista Regional Health Center

Installation of a helicopter pad has begun outside the new Sierra Vista Regional Health Center emergency department and when it is done it will have the capacity for two medical helicopters, JEDunn Construction superintendent Jesse Hunt said. See Full Story

Source: Herald, 11-Nov-14

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Arizona National Guard Black Hawk crew suspended over Halloween candy drop

Arizona National Guard Black Hawk crew suspended over Halloween candy drop

National Guard helicopter crew suspended after using Blackhawk chopper to make mid-air CANDY drop at Halloween party. See Full Story

Source: Daily Mail, 03-Nov-14

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Apache helicopter debate fraught with veiled consequences

Apache helicopter debate fraught with veiled consequences

In the current national debate over the U.S. Army’s ill-conceived plan to commandeer all 192 National Guard AH-64 Apache attack helicopters there is more at stake than aircraft. Overlooked by the proponents of this plan are the implications for our country’s system of checks and balances, and ultimately the liberty of our citizens.  The Army’s… Read more »

Source: Arizona NG, 03-Oct-14

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Grand Canyon Helicopters’ Launches New Tour For Fall

Grand Canyon Helicopters’ Launches New Tour For Fall

Grand Canyon Helicopters is getting ready for fall 2014 with a slate of fresh, new flights that are sure to please travelers taking off from Las Vegas and South Rim, AZ. “It was an incredible summer for flying the Canyon,” said Keith Kravitz, owner of Grand Canyon Helicopters. “Fall will be equally brilliant, especially because… Read more »

Source: GCH, 16-Sep-14

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12-Sep-14 N64AW Bell 206L4 LongRanger Tombstone, US-Arizona

Operated by Airwest Helicopters for Cochise County Sheriff.  Main blades chopped tail boom and skids splayed out in heavy landing.  Two POB were listed as pilot Larry Pucci and the observer Officer Justin Dannels (the son of Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels)

12-Sep-14

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Guidance Aviation support Girl Scouts Discover Aviation Camp again

Guidance Aviation support Girl Scouts Discover Aviation Camp again

Girl Scouts participating in the 2014 Discover Aviation Camp received VIP access to Guidance Aviation’s helicopter flight training facilities as well as its associated campus of Yavapai Community College. Campers enjoyed experiencing what it is like to sit in and touch the controls of Robinson R22’s, R44’s, and R66 helicopters; take a part in helicopter… Read more »

Source: Guidance Aviation, 23-Jun-14

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08-Jun-14 N504MP MD Helicopters MD500E Gilbert, US-Arizona

Reported engine failure during night patrol – in ensuing hard landing the tail boom was broken.  2 POB not injured.  Accident was around 1am

08-Jun-14

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04-Jun-14 N223G Robinson R22 Prescott, US-Arizona

Force landing in a field one mile from destination airport

04-Jun-14

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31-May-14 N7122E Robinson R22 San Manuel, US-Arizona

Struck powerline and impacted the ground

31-May-14

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Cochise County Sheriff’s Office gets helicopter

Cochise County Sheriff’s Office gets helicopter

On lease for one year from Airwest Helicopters, the Bell 406 L4 aircraft will expand law enforcement and emergency response capabilities for both Cochise County Sheriff’s Office and the Sierra Vista Police Department as well.  See full story

Source: Sierra Vista Herald, 28-May-14

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18-May-14 N840PA Eurocopter AS350B3 Peach Springs, US-Arizona (1F)

After landing, the pilot exited the running helicopter; shortly thereafter the helicopter became airborne without the pilot at the flight controls. The helicopter subsequently impacted the ground and rolled over. The pilot was struck by one or more of the main rotor blades and was fatally injured.

18-May-14

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Safety Analysis: Most Helicopter Accidents Occurring in U.S. West and South

Safety Analysis: Most Helicopter Accidents Occurring in U.S. West and South

As part of its ongoing accident analysis, the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) has categorized U.S. civil helicopter data by U.S. state for the period of 2008 through 2013.  It continues to see the West and the South as ground zero for the majority of accidents.  Fatal accidents, for the most part, also follow… Read more »

Source: IHST, 13-May-14

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Big increase in spring/summer bookings at Grand Canyon Helicopters

Big increase in spring/summer bookings at Grand Canyon Helicopters

Grand Canyon Helicopters, a Las Vegas-based provider of National Park tour and travel information, is reporting a significant spike in spring tour bookings and is expecting that to increase as summer approaches. “Spring travel to the Grand Canyon is really taking off,” said Keith Kravitz, owner of Grand Canyon Helicopters. “Every kind of trip is… Read more »

Source: Grand Canyon Helicopters, 06-May-14

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Universal Helicopters Hires Director of Maintenance

Universal Helicopters Hires Director of Maintenance

Universal Helicopters with 6 locations in Arizona, Utah, Kansas and California is proud to announce the hiring of Alan Hall, a well-respected Director of Maintenance, with deep roots in the greater Phoenix, AZ area. With over 20 of his 24 years of aviation maintenance experience as Director of Maintenance and Manager of Quality Control, Alan’s… Read more »

Source: Universal Helicopters, 05-Mar-14

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27-Feb-14 N357FB Eurocopter AS350B3 Phoenix, US-Arizona

Emergency landing in parking lot on night patrol

27-Feb-14

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Guidance Aviation upgrading R22/R44/R66 fleet with glass panels

Guidance Aviation upgrading R22/R44/R66 fleet with glass panels

As Robinson Helicopters announces the introduction of glass instrument panels and advanced avionics for the R22, R44, and R66′s, Guidance Aviation of Prescott, Arizona and Baton Rouge, Louisiana is upgrading its fleet with Garmin G500H glass panels. “We decided a while back to invest in fleet upgrades that would better represent industry standards and provide… Read more »

Source: Guidance Aviation, 19-Feb-14

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Van Horn Aviation Establishes Repair Station

Van Horn Aviation Establishes Repair Station

Van Horn Aviation recently obtained FAA Repair Station Certificate V7JR502Y, establishing its own repair station. The new Van Horn Repair (VHR) is co-located with VHA’s Tempe, Arizona, manufacturing facilities and will specialize on repairing VHA composite rotor blades. “The repair station certificate allows us to better service our customers by providing in-house repair and replacement… Read more »

Source: Van Horn Aviation, 28-Jan-14

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21-Jan-14 N51683 Enstrom 280C Showlow, US-Arizona

Substantially damaged in landing accident

21-Jan-14

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Universal Helicopters 10th year without accident or incident

Universal Helicopters 10th year without accident or incident

Universal Helicopters (UHI) with locations in Arizona, Utah, Kansas, and California, is proud to announce that they are in their 10th year with no incident, accident, or crashes. Dr. Gordon A Jiroux, President and CEO of UHI, stated “with safety, quality and crash free flying as our primary focus each and every day, UHI is… Read more »

Source: Universal Helicopters, 09-Jan-14

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17-Dec-13 Picture Rocks, US-Arizona

Emergency landing, needed roading out from where it came down.

17-Dec-13

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04-Nov-13 N3184T Robinson R44 Phoenix, US-Arizona

Bird struck tail rotor on approach.  Landed OK

04-Nov-13

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TriState CareFlight Reaches Fleet Milestone of 60,000 Hours

TriState CareFlight Reaches Fleet Milestone of 60,000 Hours

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that TriState CareFlight, an air medical transport service operating in the Southwestern United States, has reached a fleet milestone of 60,000 hours. TriState Care Flight operates a total of 40 aircraft, including 22 AW119’s and 10 AW109 Power’s. The EMS configured interiors allow for the finest patient… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 24-Oct-13

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FIRC Approval for UHI’s Standardization & Safety Seminar

FIRC Approval for UHI’s Standardization & Safety Seminar

Universal Helicopters (UHI) with locations in Arizona, Utah, Kansas, and California, would like to announce that their annual Safety and Standardization Seminar (SSS) has received the necessary FAA approval to conduct its SSS as a Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC). This FIRC was added as an additional course to UHI’S existing approved 141 course list…. Read more »

Source: Universal Helicopters, 04-Oct-13

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25-Sep-13 N190SH Robinson R44 Flagstaff, US-Arizona

Helicopter contacted a mound of earth on landing, causing it to end up on its side. Some reports suggest the wind was gusty and may have been contributory. Two of the four POB injured and airlifted to hospital

25-Sep-13

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Able Aerospace Services open huge new facility in Phoenix

Able Aerospace Services open huge new facility in Phoenix

Able Aerospace Services, an MRO service and PMA parts provider, and one of the world’s largest helicopter repair facilities, has completed the company’s move to its new, larger headquarters located at Phoenix-Gateway Airport. This move to a brand new, fly-in custom-designed facility allows for additional capabilities in areas including advanced metal finishing, hydraulic repair and… Read more »

Source: Able Aerospace, 23-Sep-13

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21-Sep-13 N22490 Bell UH-1 Black Canyon City, US-Arizona (2F)

Heavy impact, post crash fire, no survivors.  Two POB were pilot/owner Chad Nelson and passenger Brynne Smith.  This report quotes Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office saying the debris field is a radius of half a mile.

21-Sep-13

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iPads for student helicopter pilots at Guidance Aviation

iPads for student helicopter pilots at Guidance Aviation

iPads arrived for helicopter flight students in the Guidance Aviation flight training program. These iPads will be used in the cockpit as an electronic information  management device. Referred to as Electronic Flight Bags, or EFBs, the iPads contain geo-referenced navigational charts and ADS-B traffic avoidance data. The helicopter flight students will also be using their… Read more »

Source: Guidance Aviation, 14-Sep-13

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28-Aug-13 N2018R Bell 206L1 Payson, US-Arizona

Force landing, substantial damage – skids completely collapsed and tail boom separated.  Pilot with minor injuries and five passengers uninjured

28-Aug-13

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Grand Canyon Helicopters Unveils New Labor Day Holiday Flight Deals

Grand Canyon Helicopters Unveils New Labor Day Holiday Flight Deals

In anticipation of Labor Day weekend, Grand Canyon Helicopters, a leading information and discount-booking source for canyon air tours, announced the release of a set of new deals targeting flights from Las Vegas, NV, and Tusayan, AZ. “Labor Day is one of summer’s biggest holidays,” noted Keith Kravitz, owner of Grand Canyon Helicopters. “In most… Read more »

Source: Grand Canyon Helicopters, 19-Aug-13

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12-Aug-13 N407CH Bell 407 Page, US-Arizona

Lower chip detector plug was found out of the locked detent position and had slightly ?backed out? of the housing. This condition will cause a disruption of oil flow through the transmission oil pump and therefore a loss of oil pressure.  Enroute from Page Municipal Airport (KPGA) to Kane County Hospital in Kanab, Utah

12-Aug-13

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Guidance Aviation acquires R66

Guidance Aviation acquires R66

Guidance Aviation, a leading collegiate helicopter flight training organization with schools in Prescott, Arizona and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has added a Robinson R66 turbine helicopter to its fleet. “The R66 is powered by a Rolls Royce RR300 and will cruise at 125 kts.  With significantly improved performance at high altitude, the R66 fits nicely into… Read more »

Source: Guidance Aviation, 05-Aug-13

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25-Jun-12 N34CT MD Helicopters MD500E Eloy, US-Arizona

Emergecny landing after reportedly losing power.  Boom separate from cabin, which ended up on its side.  3 POB to hospital

25-Jun-13

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Widow sues Fox News over helicopter news footage

Widow sues Fox News over helicopter news footage

Film footage shot from a helicopter is central to a new court case raised by Angela Rodriguez in Arizona – naming  News Corp., Fox Entertainment Group and Fox News Network, in her submission to Maricopa County Court. Fox News Channel inadvertently broadcast live the suicide of Jo Don Romero, 33, who killed himself after an… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Jun-13

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Arizona and Helicopter Industry to be Represented by John Stonecipher of Guidance Aviation

Arizona and Helicopter Industry to be Represented by John Stonecipher of Guidance Aviation

On June 21, 2013, Arizona businesses and the helicopter industry will be represented by Guidance Aviation’s President, John Stonecipher of Prescott, Arizona, during the 50th Annual National Small Business Week in Washington D.C., an event which will be streamed live by the SBA. Stonecipher was named Arizona’s Person of The Year by the State’s SBA on May 16th.  Now, Stonecipher… Read more »

Source: Guidance Aviation, 19-Jun-13

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Maricopa County Sheriff chooses FlightSafety for B407 training

Maricopa County Sheriff chooses FlightSafety for B407 training

FlightSafety is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Division, based in Phoenix, Arizona, to provide training for the Bell 407 helicopter at its Learning Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. “The selection of FlightSafety’s Bell 407 training program by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, is a clear demonstration… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety International, 11-Jun-13

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OAS Aircraft Support Announces VP of Operations

OAS Aircraft Support Announces VP of Operations

Brightwater Partners, LLC, is pleased to announce that Billy Mitchell has been appointed as VP of Operations at two of their portfolio companies: OAS Aircraft Support and OAS’ Alabama-based sister company, Alabama Aircraft Support (AAS). Based in Lakeside, Arizona, OAS Aircraft Support was established in 2001 with a primary focus on the support of the… Read more »

Source: Brightwater Partners, 11-Jun-13

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08-Jun-13 N130PH Eurocopter EC130 Grand Canyon, US-Arizona

The helicopter landed hard and main blades severed the tailboom during a practice engine-out procedure.  2 crew on board, no passengers

08-Jun-13

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