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Archive: May 2011


May
31
2011

Gov. Christie arrives at son's high school baseball game in State Police ...

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Gov. Christie arrives at son's high school baseball game in State Police ...
MyFox Philadelphia
From The Star-Ledger - NJ.
Christie was ferried to the field in a brand-new AugustaWestland helicopter, purchased at a cost to taxpayers of $12.5 million. The State Police has received two of the five helicopters purchased so far, according to testimony from Attorney General ...


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May
31
2011

Council to Discuss Code Compliance, Navy Helicopters, Off-Leash Dog Beach at ...

Posted by jhadmin

From Patch.com
Leash-free dog beach trial period, increase in local helicopter traffic and the hiring of an additional code enformcement officer are on the City Council's June 1 agenda. By Albert Fulcher | Email the author | 2:48pm Naval Base Coronado Commanding ...


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May
31
2011

200-acre Wildfire breaks out in East Montgomery County

Posted by jhadmin

From Your Houston News
A helicopter carries water to fight a wildfire Monday off of North Duck Creek Road in East Montgomery County. Helicopters made 38 drops. Posted: Monday, May 30, 2011 10:45 pm | Updated: 12:00 pm, Tue May 31, 2011. Firefighters from Cut and Shoot, ...


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May
31
2011

Russia, NATO to set up trust fund for Mil helicopter maintenance

Posted by jhadmin

From RIA Novosti
Russia and NATO will sign an agreement on setting up a trust fund for maintenance of Mil helicopters in Europe by yearend, a deputy director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation said on Tuesday. Vyacheslav Dzirkaln said the fund ...


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May
31
2011

Meet the X2: The Sikorsky Miracle That Will Forever Change The Helicopter

Posted by jhadmin

Meet the X2: The Sikorsky Miracle That Will Forever Change The Helicopter
Business Insider
From Business Insider
Helicopters haven't advanced much since their introduction following World War II. A top rotor, a tail stabilizer, more recently a turbine for thrust -- that about caps the list of chopper advancements. Sikorsky took a look at their product line, ...


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May
31
2011

ID Systems to Partner With Spectro Inc. to Develop Equipment Health Monitoring ...

Posted by jhadmin

From GlobeNewsWire (
"Planned maintenance, based on timely data and predictive analytics, is critical to maximize rotorcraft uptime and mission readiness, especially for our Apache and Blackhawk helicopters deployed in forward operating areas," said John Moffatt, ...


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May
31
2011

2 Fla. sheriff's helicopters crash over weekend

Posted by jhadmin

2 Fla. sheriff's helicopters crash over weekend
10 Connects
From MiamiHerald.com
AP A Bay County Sheriff's Office helicopter crashed Friday night while taking off in Panama City. Authorities say they believe debris flew into the helicopter's rotor, causing it to crash. The helicopter was about 3 feet off the ground. ...


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May
31
2011

Eurocopter Canada celebrates the delivery of two twin-engine EC135 helicopters ...

Posted by jhadmin

From Aviation.ca (pr
In 2010, Eurocopter confirmed its position as the world's number one helicopter manufacturer in the civil and parapublic market with a turnover of 4.8 billion Euros, orders for 346 new helicopters and a 49 percent market share in the civil and ...


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May
31
2011

France and Europe interested in Mistral contract with Russia

Posted by jhadmin

France and Europe interested in Mistral contract with Russia
Trend News Agency
From RIA Novosti
Its air wing comprises 16 helicopters, with six able to be accommodated on deck. The Mistral was engaged in many operations by the French armed forces, for example, in Africa. Earlier, the Russian and French presidents said two helicopter carriers ...


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May
31
2011

Medi-Heli Asked for Millions of Euros to be Returned

Posted by jhadmin

From YLE News
Medi-Heli, the national network of ambulance rescue helicopters are being asked to pay back millions of euros in support they received. The ambulance helicopter company's finances were in much better shape than they thought in 2009 and 2010, ...


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May
30
2011

Russia signs Afghan arms contract with US

Posted by jhadmin

Russia signs Afghan arms contract with US
Financial Times
From Financial Times
Built by Kazan Helicopters, Russia's biggest helicopter maker, the Mi-17 doubles up as a transport aircraft and gunship and was designed by the Soviets for use in its own Afghan war. US defence officials have defended the decision to buy the ...


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May
30
2011

Aviation manager on theft, fraud charges

Posted by jhadmin

Aviation manager on theft, fraud charges
Scene Queenstown
From Timaru Herald
The charges relate to Kershaw's previous directorship of Heliworks Queenstown Helicopters. He faces 14 charges of theft in a special relationship and five fraud charges, all relating to alleged theft involving insurance policies, a company business ...


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May
30
2011

Remembering The Inland Northwest's Fallen

Posted by jhadmin

Remembering The Inland Northwest's Fallen
KXLY Spokane
From KXLY Spokane
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Benjamin Todd of Colville joined the Army in 2000 and set out to become a helicopter pilot. He completed Warrant Offficer training in 2005 and transferred to Fort Drum, NY in 2007 to fly OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopters. ...


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May
30
2011

Personal Rotorcraft Fly-In: Gyroplanes, Helicopters, Powered Parachutes

Posted by jhadmin

From All ... - Vertical Magazin
Gyroplanes, helicopters and autogyros, including other sport and GA aircraft, will gather at the Mentone Airport (C-92), Mentone, Indiana, 12296-W and 600-S, August 2 through 6 for the 49th Annual Convention of the Popular Rotorcraft Association. ...


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May
30
2011

Marines land helicopters in Playland show

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From The Journal News | LoHud.com
RYE ??? After weeks of hearing about the daring helicopter mission that killed Osama bin Laden, thousands at Playland Amusement Park got to see Sunday what it might have looked like. Two Marine transport helicopters ??? a CH-46 and an MV-22 Osprey ...


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May
30
2011

Part of a mission that stood little chance of success

Posted by jhadmin

From The News-Press
Swift said the Laos mission was particularly deadly for helicopter crews. ???Those days in late March '71 are considered the worst days for helicopters in the history of warfare,??? Swift said. Jon Evans was there as a captain and the pilot of another Huey ...


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May
30
2011

For resource value, reject the helicopter model

Posted by jhadmin

From Globe and Mail
Using helicopters, a foreign-owned company flies in necessary capital equipment and supplies, even labour. The resource is transported to global markets, also using helicopters. The profits are exported to the foreign owner, and much of the spending on ...


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May
29
2011

SonAir takes delivery of a new EC225 from Airbus Helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Vertical Magazine (press release) From Vertical Magazine (press release) Airbus Helicopters' EC225 presence in the African oil and gas heli-lift market will expand following delivery of an

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May
29
2011

Army Takes First Step In Defining Future Helicopter

Posted by jhadmin

From Aviation International News
The initial AATD evaluation will focus on medium rotorcraft technology. Over the next 24 to 30 months it will conduct commercial studies on the technical feasibility and affordability of the entries, according to Ned Chase, chief of the platform ...


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May
29
2011

Syrian Deaths Mount After Army Helicopter Attacks; Eight Killed in Homs

Posted by jhadmin

From Bloomberg
Syrian army helicopters fired on anti-government demonstrators today as government forces continued a crackdown on protests that began in mid-March. Helicopters fired on people in the towns of ...


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May
29
2011

Ottawa not imposing penalties for late delivery of Sikorsky helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Ottawa not imposing penalties for late delivery of Sikorsky helicopters
Globe and Mail
From Globe and Mail
... helicopter in late 2010, with fully equipped choppers arriving in 2012. Last year, the government announced more delays, saying the first interim helicopters would arrive this spring. Now the prognosis is for formal delivery later this summer. ...


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May
29
2011

10th Mountain chopper center of Afghanistan rescue

Posted by jhadmin

From Wall Street Journal
Within 10 minutes, a rescue crew climbed aboard two Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters. They met up with F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jets, other Kiowa helicopters and AH-64 Apache crews who already had a laser pointed at the crash scene so rescuers ...


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May
29
2011

St. Lucie Sheriff's helicopter crashes Sunday at I-95 accident scene

Posted by jhadmin

From TCPalm
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board were notified of the helicopter crash and will investigate. Sullivan has been a St. Lucie County sheriff's deputy for one year. He is an experienced pilot in both helicopters ...


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May
29
2011

Bin Laden Raid Copters Effective, But Not New

Posted by jhadmin

From Aviation International News
The helicopters came to light after one had to be left behind and intentionally detonated after apparently clipping a compound wall and making a hard landing. While the explosion destroyed most of the helicopter, parts of the empennage, stabilizer, ...


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May
29
2011

10th Mountain chopper center of Afghanistan rescue

Posted by jhadmin

From Seattle Post Intelligencer
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Terry L. Varnadore II, 29, of Arden, NC, was killed April 23 when his OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter crash-landed in Kapisa province. The aircraft's co-pilot was injured, but his identity was not released by a unit spokesman, ...


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May
29
2011

MEXICO: No One Expected The Knights Templar

Posted by jhadmin

From Strategy Page
Mexico wants more surveillance equipment and helicopters. A US government spokesman, responding to the Mexican complaint, acknowledged that by 2012 only 75 percent of the aid will have been disbursed. As of April 2011, only three Blackhawk helicopters ...


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May
29
2011

Proposed helicopter landing pad just north of Marlton Circle stirring up community

Posted by jhadmin

From Cherry Hill Cou
A condition in Evesham's new heliport ordinances reads, "All helistops shall permit use by police and medical emergency helicopters." On May 4, 2010, Conner Strong signed a nine-year helistop use and license agreement with its Marlton landlord, ...


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May
29
2011

New hospital allows paramedics to spirit patients to quicker care

Posted by jhadmin

From Twin Falls Times-News
An Air St. Luke's helicopter piloted by Moen hovers over the landing pad at the new hospital in Twin Falls on May 21, after a flight for local media. The new St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center air ambulance landing pads were raised to provide more ...


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May
29
2011

Haryana to have helicopter, aviation hubs

Posted by jhadmin

From iNewsOne
A government spokesman Sunday said that the two integrated helicopter hubs are planned at Pinjore and Narnaul to provide aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul as well as fixed base operations, specifically catering to helicopters. ...


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May
29
2011

Remote Lands, Inc.: Chopper Charters Elevate Asia Holidays

Posted by jhadmin

Remote Lands, Inc.: Chopper Charters Elevate Asia Holidays
PR Web (press release)
From PR Web (press release)
As a mode of transit, helicopters can shave hours off arduous drives and open up remote destinations that are otherwise inaccessible or often bypassed (think the rugged beauty of Sapa, Vietnam or the verdant tea country of Sri Lanka). ...


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