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Apr
13
2011

Easter with helicopters? Flashlights? Why not?

Posted by jhadmin

From Oakdalel Lake Elmo Review Just drop them from a helicopter, was the answer at Valley Creek Church. The Woodbury church will hold a high-profile Easter egg drop at the Lake Elmo school, 820 Manning Ave., Saturday, April 23. "Other churches in other states have done it, ...

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Apr
13
2011

Haleakala air plan gets good reviews

Posted by jhadmin

From Maui News Those include: no action; no park air tours; only having helicopter air tours on the south side of the park; as well other alternatives that focus on other different routes for helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. Currently, there are northern, ...

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Apr
13
2011

Wednesday wildfire update

Posted by jhadmin

From KETK A TFS Helicopter is being used on this fire. Polk County, No. 244 - 5 acres; arson. Assisted Alabama Coushatta Nation VFD. Fire is controlled. Gregg County, No. 109 - TFS Tractor Plow unit is responding to this fire. No other information at this time. ...

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Apr
13
2011

Black Hills Battle

Posted by jhadmin

Vertical Magazine (press release) From Vertical Magazine (press release) There are many locations in the BHNF that are so sacred, so beautiful, so far out of reach of normal management activities, only a helicopter is allowed to do the job, if at all. In fact, without helicopters, beetle-laden trees, nurseries for coming ...

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Apr
13
2011

Maverick Helicopters Launches Daytime Las Vegas Excursion

Posted by jhadmin

Las Vegas and Poker Blog (blog) From Helicopter Association International This tourism-based company has the largest fleet of ECO-Star helicopters in the world. The Las Vegas, Nevada location offers helicopter tours of the Las Vegas Strip and to Grand Canyon West. The Grand Canyon, Arizona location offers tours over the ...

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Apr
13
2011

Sikorsky Aircraft Announces Support for Lindbergh’s LEAP Organization

Posted by jhadmin

STRATFORD, Conn. – Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Prize (LEAP) organization representatives will announce details of a joint initiative that continues the historic relationship between the Sikorsky and Lindbergh namesakes, during a press conference Thursday at the AERO Friedrichshafen air show in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Sergei Sikorsky, son of company founder Igor Sikorsky, is among the representatives of aviation’s “first families” scheduled to participate in promotional events to benefit Erik Lindbergh’s nonprofit group, LEAP. Other participants include members of the Wright, Zeppelin, Piccard, and Dornier families. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

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Tags: LEAP Linden Sikorsky
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Apr
13
2011

Sheet Metal Installer

Posted by jhadmin

From InfoGrok The company is seeking a Rotorcraft Airframe Mechanic. Work for this position is done under FAA FAR Part 145. - Responsible to perform assigned tasks on airframe and associated components in accordance with current FAA regulations, and appropriate ...

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Apr
13
2011

Canadian Helicopters seals $120M deal

Posted by jhadmin

Stuff.co.nz From Montreal Gazette Canadian Helicopters Group Inc. sprang a surprise Tuesday with a $120-million deal to buy New Zealand's biggest helicopter owner and operator Helicopters (NZ) Ltd. The deal will create a global helicopter ...

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Apr
13
2011

Helicopter firm expands to N.Z. with $120M deal

Posted by jhadmin

From Edmonton Journal By Gary Lamphier, Edmonton Journal April 13, 2011 3:51 AM Canadian Helicopters Group has agreed to acquire the assets of New Zealand's largest helicopter operator for $160 million NZ -about $120 million Cdn. Helicopters (NZ) Ltd. operates 33 ...

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Apr
13
2011

'One dead' as army helicopter crashes in Khartoum

Posted by jhadmin

AFP From AFP Two AH-64 Apache helicopters were able to fly in from the Red Sea, on April 5, and unleash a barrage of Hellfire missiles and machine-gun fire on their target after jamming the local radar system, the foreign ministry said. The United States suspended ...

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Apr
13
2011

Norsk Luftambulanse AS (Norwegian Air Ambulance AS) has selected the Polycon ...

Posted by jhadmin

Vertical Magazine (press release) From Vertical Magazine The Polycon system has become standard equipment in SAR helicopters from major European helicopter manufacturers and other aircraft OEMs. The System provides semi-duplex communication, based on 16 optional channels (Standard 409 ??? 419 MHz, UHF). ...

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Apr
13
2011

Fresh doubt over 1994 Chinook crash

Posted by jhadmin

stv.tv From Defence Management Newly discovered Ministry of Defence documents had cast doubt on the safety record of Chinook helicopters two years before a fatal crash on the Mull of Kintyre which left 29 people dead, according to the BBC. Chinook ZD576, a Mk 2 helicopter, ...

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Apr
13
2011

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Interest rates, National Express, Tigers ...

Posted by jhadmin

From ShareCast One of the world's biggest helicopter makers is looking to list in London as part of moves to raise $500million (??306million). Russian Helicopters, which made the machines used by the Soviet army during its own intervention in Afghanistan, ...

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Apr
13
2011

Survival-One designed new helicopter passenger survival suit with Outlast® technology

Posted by jhadmin

Water is a dangerous place with unpredictable elements. But with some jobs and activities it is not possible to just stay away from it. To get to offshore installations there is no other choice than to fly over water. So if a risk can’t be avoided it is essential to take every precaution to minimize it. Survival-One Limited, recognized world leader in the design, manufacture and service survival clothing and equipment, has recently launched a new helicopter passenger survival suit incorporating Outlast® technology for better comfort.

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Tags: Outlast Survival Suit
Categories: Press Releases


Apr
12
2011

Canadian Helicopters seals $120M deal

Posted by jhadmin

Stuff.co.nz From Montreal Gazette Canadian Helicopters Group Inc. sprang a surprise Tuesday with a $120-million deal to buy New Zealand's biggest helicopter owner and operator Helicopters (NZ) Ltd. The deal will create a global ...

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Apr
12
2011

Helicopter company is latest Russian to seek London float

Posted by jhadmin

The Guardian From CITY A.M. STATE controlled JSC Russian Helicopters yesterday confirmed its intention to raise $500m (??308m) in a joint flotation in London and Moscow. The offering is expected to consist of the sale of existing shares, primarily by the firm's major shareholder ...

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Apr
12
2011

Texas Task Force 1, TEEX and Texas Military Forces hold joint training

Posted by jhadmin

TEEX News From TEEX News The UH-60 helicopters are equipped with a hoist, life-saving equipment and deploy with TX-TF1 helicopter rescue specialists for hurricanes, flooding and other incidents that may require water rescue. "These joint operations between Texas Task Force 1 ...

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Apr
12
2011

New MoD documents cast doubt over Chinook crash

Posted by jhadmin

BBC News From Herald Scotland DEATH SCENE: The wreckage of the Chinook helicopter, which crashed on the Mull of Kintyre in 1994, killing all 29 on board. Picture PA KILLED: Flt/Lt Richard Cook also died in the tragic accident. NEWLY discovered Ministry of Defence documents appear ...

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Apr
12
2011

McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst's presence felt in NJ

Posted by jhadmin

From ArmyTimes.com The Air Force had no combat units for decades at McGuire until last month's arrival from Johnstown of Light Attack Helicopter Squadron HNLA-773 and Heavy Helicopter squadron HNH-772 with a total of 16 helicopters. The light squadron's has 125 Navy ...

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Apr
12
2011

Van Horn Aviation Conducts Successful First Flight Test of Composite MD 500 Main Rotor Blades

Posted by jhadmin

TEMPE, Ariz., April 11, 2011 – Rotor blade manufacturer Van Horn Aviation (VHA) successfully completed a series of ground and flight tests of its composite MD 500 main rotor blades during a four-hour test session at the MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI) facility in Mesa, Arizona aboard a MD 530F® test aircraft.

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Tags: MD Helicopters Van Horn Aviation
Categories: Press Releases


Apr
12
2011

Donaldson provides Inlet Barrier Filters to LAFD

Posted by jhadmin

From Shephard Group Donaldson has provided Inlet Barrier Filters (IBFs) for the Section's newest in-service rotorcraft, two AgustaWestland 139 twin-engine medium helicopters. A third new AW139 is coming from the factory with the IBF kit installed. ...

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Apr
12
2011

Canadian Helicopters buying New Zealand's biggest helicopter operator for $120M

Posted by jhadmin

From Winnipeg Free Pres MONTREAL - Transportation services company Canadian Helicopters Group Inc. (TSX:CHL.A) to acquire assets of New Zealand's largest helicopter owner and operator, Helicopters (NZ) Ltd. or HNZ, for C$120 million. You can comment on most stories on ...

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Apr
12
2011

Remote-controlled helicopters, vehicles helping Japan clean-up (Video)

Posted by jhadmin

The Hindu From Macworld UK Video clips shot by workers from helicopters were intially used to get a close-up look at the crippled reactor buildings, but the high levels of radiation meant limits on the amount of time the helicopter could spend above the plant. ...

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Apr
12
2011

Russian Helicopters plans London listing

Posted by jhadmin

From Financial Times With 8500 helicopters registered, Russian Helicopters accounts for about 13 per cent of the world's helicopter fleet. The company's Mil brand makes the world's most widely operated medium-lift helicopter, the Mi-8, while its Mi-26 has the largest load ...

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Apr
12
2011

New Coast Guard helicopters at Barbers Point have satellite communications ...

Posted by jhadmin

From Greenfield Daily Re AP HONOLULU ??? The Coast Guard says Air Station Barbers Point crews have received a new helicopter that will enable them to communicate via satellite and use night vision. The MH-65 Dolphin helicopter arrived on Saturday, joining one other already at ...

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Apr
12
2011

Goodrich to Showcase Advanced Defense Technology at AAAA Show

Posted by jhadmin

From PR Newswire (press release) Advanced laser warning systems enhance helicopter survivability by detecting rangefinders, target designators and beamrider laser-aided systems. Currently used on US Army UH-60 Black Hawk and AH-64 Apache helicopters, these affordable systems provide ...

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Apr
12
2011

UN, French renew helicopter strikes in Ivory Coast

Posted by jhadmin

CTV.ca From ABC Online ELEANOR HALL: To Ivory Coast now where UN and French helicopters again targeted forces loyal to the incumbent leader, Laurent Gbagbo. Mr Gbagbo has refused to step down since losing last November's election and reignited a civil war that's has killed ...

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Apr
12
2011

Sunrise Powerlink copter violated nesting area

Posted by jhadmin

From San Diego Union Tribune A helicopter pilot working on the Sunrise Powerlink now under construction in East County violated a ???no-fly??? zone last month designed to protect nesting areas for golden eagles. The pilot entered the restricted area three times on the ...

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Apr
11
2011

Wave Of Consolidation May Be Coming In Military Electronics

Posted by jhadmin

From Forbes (blog) The Army needs a better way for its low-flying rotorcraft to cope with such missiles, which are growing more agile and precise even as they become available around the world to any malcontent with enough money. With $40000 and the right connections, ...

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Apr
11
2011

$300000 added to shared helicopter program

Posted by jhadmin

From StarNewsOnline.com Remaining monies will help replace the helicopter program's night vision goggle system. Because the helicopters fly primarily at night, upgrading the night vision system will give pilots a better view of the ground and accelerate the speed at which ...

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