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Jan
15
2011

Engine of McRae helicopter was ???not under stress??? before crash

Posted by jhadmin

The Guardian From Herald Scotland ... it was maybe three or four hundred feet, which is quite a bit lower than helicopters would normally fly at. Normally a helicopter would fly at 2-3000ft. ...

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Jan
14
2011

US army aviators raise concerns about uncertain outlook

Posted by jhadmin

From Flightglobal The rotorcraft industry, meanwhile, has formed a consortium to align the industry's science and technology spending with the army's priorities. ...

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Jan
14
2011

Wind blamed for Colin McRae's fatal helicopter crash

Posted by jhadmin

The Guardian From The Guardian ... three or four hundred feet, quite a bit lower than helicopters would normally fly at." Several witnesses spoke of an unusual noise from the helicopter. ...

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Jan
14
2011

Turkey????????s arms agency establishes separate helicopter office

Posted by jhadmin

Hurriyet Daily News From UPI.com In 2008 Turkey's Defense Procurement Agency signed a multibillion-dollar contract with AgustaWestland to buy 60 T-129 helicopter gunships. Helicopters have ...

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Jan
14
2011

Town council hears pleas on helicopter noise, parade name change

Posted by jhadmin

From La Jolla Light US Marines exit CH-46 Sea Knight Helicopters during the annual air show aboard Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar. Photo: US Marine Corps Sgt. Keonaona ...

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Jan
14
2011

Conklin & de Decker Introduces Helicopter Maintenance Management Seminar

Posted by jhadmin

From AMTOnline.com ... Vice President in charge of Certification and Quality Management at Rotorcraft Services Group, who have taught the course's content for 15 years. ...

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Jan
14
2011

Wind link to McRae chopper crash

Posted by jhadmin

From BBC News ... quite a bit lower than helicopters would normally fly at." Mr Cook said he saw news of the helicopter crash later that day, which contained suggestions ...

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Jan
14
2011

Noisy Helicopters Become An Issue Once Again

Posted by jhadmin

Gothamist From Brooklyn Daily Eagle We must achieve full compliance with tourist flights and address any other causes of helicopter noise.??? Tourist helicopters are only one type of helicopter ...

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Jan
14
2011

SD Army National Guard getting new 'Lakota' helicopter

Posted by jhadmin

From Sioux Falls Argus Leader Several UH-72A ???Lakota??? light utility helicopters, the newest aircraft in the US Army's inventory, will begin arriving later this spring to Delta Company, ...

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Jan
14
2011

Tampa: helicopter pilot suspended for using aircraft to run an errand

Posted by jhadmin

From Examiner.com Police spokesperson Laura McElroy told The St. Petersburg Times, ???The helicopters are costly; we literally police our helicopter and simply will not ...

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Jan
14
2011

Andrews Airmen in Iraq support USAF helicopter training effort

Posted by jhadmin

Capital Flyer From Capital Flyer As the main hub for helicopter operations in Iraq, Taji is home to more than 45 helicopters. Air advisers use those aircraft to train pilots new to this ...

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Jan
14
2011

Whatcom County man indicted for allegedly shining spotlight on US Customs ...

Posted by jhadmin

From TheNewsTribune.com Groen said he had shined the spotlight on the helicopter He was interviewed again in November, and said he did it because he was upset about the helicopters ...

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Jan
13
2011

NEMSPA Submits Detailed Comments on FAA NPRM

Posted by jhadmin

The National EMS Pilots Association has submitted a 22-page position paper on the FAA Notice of Proposed Rule Making pertaining to helicopter air ambulance operations. January 10 was the deadline for the public submission of comments on the proposed changes to FAR Part 135. The new rules, if implemented as proposed without modification, will be the most far reaching changes to Part 135 of the Federal Aviation Regulations in recent history. The FAA’s proposal includes provisions that apply specifically to helicopter air ambulance operations, as well as rules that will affect all commercial helicopter operations.

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Categories: Press Releases


Jan
13
2011

Boeing to Air Force: Don't mess up

Posted by jhadmin

Politico From Politico Right now, no design teams are working on new programs for airplanes, rotorcraft, communications satellites, spacecraft for human exploration, ...

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Jan
13
2011

SkyVision Xtreme Releases Fully Functional ADS-B Display

Posted by jhadmin

From AMTOnline.com If the traffic is ADS-B equipped, it will also visually display the traffic type, eg large or small aircraft, an airship, or a rotorcraft, ground vehicle, ...

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Jan
13
2011

Carson Helicopters breaks silence about NTSB accident report

Posted by jhadmin

From Mail Tribune ... his company a scapegoat for the 2008 helicopter crash that killed nine people, the president of Carson Helicopters Inc. rejects the board's conclusion ...

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Jan
13
2011

Bell Helicopter 407: The Sports Car of Commercial Helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

From JustLuxe.com Luxury Aircraft: The high-flying Bell 407 is known as the "sports car of helicopters" with its high performance capabilities and spaciously appointed cabin. ...

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Jan
13
2011

On helicopters and honky tonks

Posted by jhadmin

From Arkansas News Steve Harrelson of Texarkana had been airlifted from iceboundness on Interstate 30 via State Police helicopter. Harrelson is a Democrat who begins his ...

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Jan
13
2011

Cameron slip exposes William's rescue helicopter lobbying

Posted by jhadmin

The Guardian From Grough Photo: Flight Sergeant Andy Carnall/MoD The debate over the future of Britain's search and rescue helicopters was revived after it emerged Prince William ...

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Jan
13
2011

Alleged R/C helicopter bandit arrested by cops

Posted by jhadmin

From WDRB Officers ay that 27-year-old Mario Fievet was arrested late Wednesday night after undercover detectives arranged to purchase stolen helicopters from him. ...

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Jan
13
2011

Chopper Noise Complaints Resurgent: Squadron Demands ???100% Compliance???

Posted by jhadmin

Brooklyn Heights Blog (blog) From Brooklyn Heights Blog ( It won't be news to most BHB readers, but the helicopter noise problem, which we highlighted early last April, and which was apparently at least partially ...

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Jan
13
2011

Military displays damaged by last May's hailstorm

Posted by jhadmin

From NewsOK.com The museum has two Korean War-era helicopters. The Bell 47 helicopter was featured in the opening of ???M*A*S*H.??? The OH-23 Raven has a similar bubble cockpit ...

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Jan
13
2011

'Inside the President's Helicopter' a tale of courage, history

Posted by jhadmin

Valley Community Newspapers From Valley Community Newspapers Photo courtesy Boyer began his military career during the Korean War in the 1950s, when helicopters were used primarily to evacuate battle casualties. ...

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Jan
12
2011

Boeing still anticipates 787 schedule update this month

Posted by jhadmin

From ATWOnline He regretted the lack of development work on future military aircraft and rotorcraft designs, citing the importance of an experienced engineering base when ...

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Jan
12
2011

Carson Helicopters contests NTSB findings for Iron 44 crash

Posted by jhadmin

From KDRV ... that Carson Helicopters did not take the necessary precautions before sending firefighters from Grayback Forestry aboard the Sikorsky S-61N helicopter. ...

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Jan
12
2011

Eurocopter Deliveries to Jump in 2012 Helped by Asia

Posted by jhadmin

From BusinessWeek ... and repair as many as 24 helicopters, according to a statement. It will also house a training facility and a research center. The helicopter-maker plans ...

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Jan
12
2011

Police helicopters: Flying in complex airspace, their crews save lives and ...

Posted by jhadmin

San Diego News Room From San Diego News Room The department has four helicopters and one Cessna plane, used for surveillance, transportation and extradition. ???The helicopter is a great crook-catching ...

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Jan
12
2011

AgustaWestland Employees Awarded Afghanistan Campaign Medals

Posted by jhadmin

From defpro Through its rotorcraft systems design, development, production and integration capabilities, its experience in the training business and its customer ...

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Jan
12
2011

Arlington to brief COG on helicopter noise

Posted by jhadmin

From WTOP The majority of helicopter missions inside the Beltway -- 50 percent -- are military related. The next largest group is medical helicopters, and there are ...

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Jan
12
2011

EU's Clean Sky project shows signs of progress

Posted by jhadmin

From Flightglobal In the Green Rotorcraft ITD, flight tests have started to improve knowledge of noise maps, enabling trajectories to be optimised, and the first tests of new ...

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