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Sep
02
2014

Nato military flights surprise over Cardiff and Newport

Posted by Lyn Burks

BBC News From BBC News RAF Merlin helicopters, which can carry 25 fully armed troops, were also training in the area at the same time. Police had earlier advised the public not to be alarmed

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Aug
30
2014

Iraq gets Russian Mi-28 attack helicopters: ministry

Posted by Lyn Burks

Yahoo News From Yahoo News Lacking air support poses a major challenge for Iraqi forces, and Baghdad is seeking to bolster its fledgling helicopter and warplane fleets. It has already bought

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Aug
30
2014

Light-utility choppers to be made in India, not imported

Posted by Lyn Burks

IBNLive From Times of India But, it's equally true that the military's already long wait to replace their virtually obsolete Cheetah/Chetak helicopters, used even in high-altitude areas like

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Aug
29
2014

Govt scraps Rs 6000-cr tender for Light Utility Helicopters

Posted by Lyn Burks

NDTV From Hindu Business Line Defence Ministry today scrapped a scam-tainted tender worth over Rs 6,000 crore to procure 197 light utility helicopters for Army and Air Force to replace the

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Aug
28
2014

Poroshenko signs decree banning exports of military, dual-use items to Russia

Posted by Lyn Burks

The Daily Star From ITAR-TASS Deeper prohibition now targets exports of dual-use items such as helicopter engines, allowed until now in a previous order from then Acting President Oleksandr

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Aug
28
2014

Dave Bibby Named Aspen Avionics Vice President of Engineering

Posted by jhadmin

Aspen Avionics, Inc. announced today that Dave Bibby has joined the company as its vice president of engineering. Bibby has over 34 years of experience in the aerospace industry specializing in

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Aug
27
2014

Foamy mess: Black Hawk helicopters buried at National Guard hangar

Posted by Lyn Burks

USA TODAY From Washington Post Contractors and soldiers there were caught by surprise on Tuesday when a contractor with the fire security company SimplexGrinnell accidentally deployed a

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Aug
27
2014

Bell Helicopter Breaks Ground on New Bell Helicopter Lafayette Aircraft Assembly Facility

Posted by jhadmin

Lafayette, Louisiana  - Bell Helicopter commenced construction of its facility in Lafayette, LA, where the company will assemble its newest commercial helicopter, the Bell 505 Jet Ranger XTM. Governor

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Aug
27
2014

FAA Rotorcraft Directorate Seeks Comments from Industry

Posted by jhadmin

The Federal Aviation Administration’s Rotorcraft Directorate is seeking comments from helicopter pilots, mechanics, flight safety officers and others associated with personal/private,

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Aug
27
2014

Camcopter Aids Refugees in Mediterranean

Posted by jhadmin

Schiebel’s Camcopter S-100 unmanned helicopter is helping save refugeesin the Mediterranean Sea as a part of the Migrant Offshore Aid Stationoperation. The unmanned aircraft is helping to identify

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Aug
27
2014

Disney files patent applications to use drones in its theme parks

Posted by jhadmin

Has Disney decided to go all in with the U.S. military’s anti-terrorism efforts? After all, why else would the company file patents to use drones?A closer look at Disney’s UAV [unmanned aerial

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Aug
26
2014

South Sudan crisis: UN helicopter crashes near Bentiu

Posted by Lyn Burks

BBC News From BBC News A UN official told the AP news agency the Mi-8 helicopter had apparently been shot down. Thousands of people have been killed this year in bitter fighting between South

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Aug
26
2014

RUSSIAN HELICOPTER KILLS 4 BORDER GUARDS

Posted by Lyn Burks

RT From Daily Sabah Russian helicopter kills 4 border guards. KIEV ??? Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said on Tuesday that Russian Mi-24 helicopters had attacked a border post in

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Aug
26
2014

Helicopter lands on wrong North Sea oil platform

Posted by Lyn Burks

BBC News From BBC News Two pilots have been suspended after an offshore helicopter landed on the wrong North Sea oil platform. Bond Offshore Helicopters said it was investigating the incident

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Aug
26
2014

Probe after copter lands on wrong rig

Posted by Lyn Burks

Mirror.co.uk From Energy Voice ???Most helicopter accidents occur on approach or departure ??? you must have a crew on the rig ready to receive the helicopter and a standby boat there to

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Aug
26
2014

Aerolite Receives STC for AgustaWestland AW109SP Stretcher Kit

Posted by jhadmin

Aerolite recently received a FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for an AW109SP quick change stretcher kit. The kit is meant for operators that need the capability to quickly reconfigure any

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Aug
26
2014

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc.: Industry Pioneer, Community Pillar

Posted by jhadmin

(BOISE, IDAHO) - Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc. (ASU), a pioneer in aviation night vision for nearly 20 years, is committed to growth which is directly benefiting the local Boise, Idaho

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Aug
26
2014

Bell Helicopter Training Academy Receives CAAC Part 147 Approval

Posted by jhadmin

FORT WORTH, TEXAS  – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company,  (NYSE: TXT), announced the Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA) has received Part 147 facility organizational approval from the Civil

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Aug
25
2014

Editorial: Chopper foes make noise

Posted by Lyn Burks

Houston Chronicle From Newsday The FAA designated a North Shore Helicopter Route between New York City and the Hamptons in 2008, the only such one in the nation. The flight path keeps

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Aug
25
2014

Columbia Helicopters Opens Military Helicopter Maintenance Center

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON -- Columbia Helicopters, Inc., a member of the American Helicopter Services And Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA), has opened a new facility which will be totally focused on the

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Aug
25
2014

Ag Secy, OMB Director Warn Firefighting Funds Running Out

Posted by jhadmin

US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan this week authoreda joint column warning that funds for fighting wildfires are rapidlyrunning out for

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Aug
25
2014

FAA to Begin Using Discrete Helicopter Codes in LA Basin

Posted by jhadmin

The FAA's Western-Pacific Region has issued a letter to airmen requesting helicopter pilots flying under visual flight rules (VFR)  in the Los Angeles Basin to use specially assigned transponder

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Aug
21
2014

Mississippi Department of Public Safety selects Cloud Cap Technology TASE 400HD for Airbus Helicopter

Posted by jhadmin

CHARLOTTE, N.C.-- UTC Aerospace Systems hasinstalled a Cloud Cap Technology TASE 400HD airborne imaging system on anew Airbus Helicopters Inc. AS350b3e helicopter, operated by theMississippi

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Aug
21
2014

Garmin Pilot Expands Coverage into Canada

Posted by jhadmin

Just last month, Garmin Pilot announced worldwide coverage for iPad and iPhone so pilots around the globe can access all of the exciting features Garmin Pilot has to offer. These features included

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Aug
21
2014

Justhelicopters.com Sports A New Look

Posted by jhadmin

Pelham, AL – Rotorcraft Pro Media Network (RPMN) announces the rollout of the newest version of  it’s industry leading website Justhelicopters.com.   One of the many new features included in the

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Aug
21
2014

Peerless Online Store Now Features Master Lock Aircraft Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) Systems

Posted by jhadmin

Peerless Electronics is now distributing the full line of Master Lock Aviation Safety Products. The key/new featured products are aircraft circuit breaker lockout/ tagouts.The S2329 Master Lock

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Aug
21
2014

REACH Air Medical Services Announces Planned Acquisition of Emergency Airlift Service Lines and Assets – North Bend, OR

Posted by jhadmin

SANTA ROSA, CA - REACH Air Medical Services announces the planned acquisition of the Emergency Airlift (EAL) service lines and assets. Emergency AirLift air ambulance is based in North Bend, Oregon

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Aug
21
2014

Night Vision Awards Presents Mark of Excellence Award and NIGHTCON Lifetime Achievement Awards

Posted by jhadmin

DALLAS, Texas —  The Night Vision Awards selection committee members Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Night Flight Concepts, Vertical Magazine and RotorCraft Pro presented the Mark of Excellence Award

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Aug
21
2014

ALL METAL ANNOUNCES THE AS350 CANOPY FOR AIRCRAFT MAINTENENCE

Posted by jhadmin

All Metal MS, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of solution driven custom “safety first” aircraft maintenance stands, assembly /production line platforms, hangar equipment,

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Aug
20
2014

Specialized Black Hawk helicopters used in another sensitive Special ...

Posted by Lyn Burks

From Washington Post It's designed to work with precision-guided munitions in the area, and is capable of direct-action raids or troop assault operations, SOCOM says. If used in a

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