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May
04
2016

FAA Administrator Makes Two Major Drone Announcements

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Speaking today at the AUVSI annual conference in New Orleans, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced the agency is establishing a broad-based advisory committee that will provide advice on key unmanned aircraft integration issues. He also announced plans to make it easier for students to fly unmanned aircraft (PDF) as part of their coursework.

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May
04
2016

Maverick Helicopters TAKES HOME SEVENTH Consecutive Concierge Choice Award From Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association

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LAS VEGAS – Maverick Helicopters took home its seventh consecutive award for Best Air Tour from the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association’s (SNHCA) Concierge Choice Awards. The company was honored during a ceremony on Sunday, May 1.

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May
04
2016

AW609 TiltRotor: third prototype closer to maiden flight following ground run

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Rome, 04 May 2016 – Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that the third prototype (A/C3) of the AgustaWestland AW609 TiltRotor has completed its first ground run at the company’s facilities in Cascina Costa, Italy, marking a critical milestone as the programme advances its testing and plans a resumption of flight testing activities.

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May
04
2016

Helicopter pilot killed while stringing line - WGBA-TV

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WGBA-TVHelicopter pilot killed while stringing lineWGBA-TVAmerican Transmission Company issues a statement concerning the fatal helicopter crash. The company says the pilot was involved in stringing

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May
04
2016

Indian combat helicopters to be equipped with Stinger missiles - Hindu Business Line

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Indian combat helicopters to be equipped with Stinger missilesHindu Business LineStinger missiles will soon add firepower to India's combat helicopters with the Defence Ministry signing an agreement

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May
04
2016

Helicopter Corruption Case Rocks Indian Parliament - DefenseNews.com

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DefenseNews.comHelicopter Corruption Case Rocks Indian ParliamentDefenseNews.comNEW DELHI — Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar told Parliament on Wednesday that the procurement process was

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May
04
2016

Hillsboro Aviation appoints new Service Center Sales Manager

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HILLSBORO – Hillsboro Aviation is excited to announce the appointment of Tim McAlbin to its management team as it continues to expand its maintenance and avionics sector. As service center sales manager, McAlbin is responsible for the growth of the company’s maintenance customers as well as the avionics sales division.

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May
04
2016

A breakthrough technology for helicopters that enables to fly in more than 90% of the nights: Elbit Systems’ BrightNite™ Performs Successful Demonstration Flights

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Elbit Systems performed a series of successful demonstration flights using the BrightNite™ system, a solution that enables utility helicopters to successfully perform Degraded Visual Environment (DVE) missions in more than 90% of the nights.

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May
04
2016

Russian Defense Ministry Receives New Batch of Mi-17 Helicopters - Sputnik International

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Sputnik InternationalRussian Defense Ministry Receives New Batch of Mi-17 HelicoptersSputnik International"The Russian Helicopters holding has delivered another batch of military transport Mi-8MTV-5-1

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May
04
2016

Can This Tiltrotor Replace the Black Hawk Helicopter? - Popular Mechanics

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Popular MechanicsCan This Tiltrotor Replace the Black Hawk Helicopter?Popular MechanicsBell Helicopter is building a tiltrotor aircraft called the V-280 Valor for the Army's Joint Multi-Role

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May
04
2016

Bill Gross: Fed should 'drop the money from helicopters' - CNBC

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CNBCBill Gross: Fed should 'drop the money from helicopters'CNBCThe next big monetary and fiscal policy move should include an airdrop of "money from helicopters" to stimulate the U.S. economy and

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May
04
2016

A biotech firm wants to use drones to deliver pig organs to human patients - The Verge

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The VergeA biotech firm wants to use drones to deliver pig organs to human patientsThe VergeEhang says it has signed a deal to build 1,000 autonomous rotorcraft that would deliver transplant organs

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May
04
2016

Pennington County Commission clears the way for new helicopter tour business in Keystone - Rapid City Journal

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Rapid City JournalPennington County Commission clears the way for new helicopter tour business in KeystoneRapid City JournalA section of land along U.S. Highway 16A is cleared out where a new

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May
04
2016

Airbus Advises Rotor Checks of Norway Helicopter Crash Model - ABC News

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Views and News from NorwayAirbus Advises Rotor Checks of Norway Helicopter Crash ModelABC NewsAirbus Helicopters, the manufacturer of the EC-225LP helicopter that crashed in western Norway last week,

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May
04
2016

Russian Ka-62 helo makes maiden flight - IHS Jane's 360

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FlightglobalRussian Ka-62 helo makes maiden flightIHS Jane's 360The prototype Kamov Ka-62 medium-twin helicopter made its maiden flight on 28 April, Russian Helicopters announced. The flight of

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May
04
2016

ARGUS Integrates Pulsar Informatics’ Aviation Fatigue Meter into PRISM SMS Mobile Applications

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ARGUS International, Inc. (ARGUS) is pleased to announce the integration of Pulsar Informatics’ world-class Aviation Fatigue Meter™ into the PRISM ARMOR Safety Management System mobile applications.

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May
04
2016

SAFE aligns with Next Stage Engineering firm

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S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, a fully woman-owned company specializing in the custom design, engineering and manufacturing of safe aircraft access platforms, fall protection platforms and maintenance support equipment, has announced its newest addition to its team, Next Stage Engineering LLC (NSE).

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May
04
2016

UPDATE 1-Checks ordered on Super Puma helicopters after Norway crash - Reuters

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STV NewsUPDATE 1-Checks ordered on Super Puma helicopters after Norway crashReutersThe European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said in an emergency directive that the checks should be carried out on

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May
04
2016

Kiowa Warrior helicopter sale to Tunisia approved - IHS Jane's 360

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IHS Jane's 360Kiowa Warrior helicopter sale to Tunisia approvedIHS Jane's 360Specifically, the DCSA lists 24 Kiowa Warrior helicopters via the Excess Defense Articles (EDA) programme; 10 Lockheed

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May
04
2016

Unseen video: UHP helicopter nearly crashes; pilot saves the day - KSL.com

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KSL.comUnseen video: UHP helicopter nearly crashes; pilot saves the dayKSL.comSALT LAKE CITY — In the past five years, the Utah High Patrol has had roughly 500 rescues or recoveries across Utah. They

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May
04
2016

Group wants Glacier Park helicopter tours permanently grounded - The Missoulian

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The MissoulianGroup wants Glacier Park helicopter tours permanently groundedThe Missoulian“Glacier's solitude has been shattered by hundreds of helicopter overflights,” McClelland's letter says, “and

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May
04
2016

Unseen video: UHP helicopter nearly crashes; pilot saves the day - KSL.com

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KSL.comUnseen video: UHP helicopter nearly crashes; pilot saves the dayKSL.comSALT LAKE CITY — In the past five years, the Utah High Patrol has had roughly 500 rescues or recoveries across Utah. They

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May
03
2016

Drones posing threat to medical helicopters - KSDK.com

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KSDK.comDrones posing threat to medical helicoptersKSDK.comIn November 2015, a medical helicopter departing from St. Louis Children's Hospital nearly collided with a large drone over Tower Grove Park.

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May
03
2016

EASA mandates H225 gearbox checks following fatal Norway crash - Flightglobal

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Mirror.co.ukEASA mandates H225 gearbox checks following fatal Norway crashFlightglobalEuropean regulators have mandated a number of “precautionary” checks covering the main gearbox of the Airbus

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May
03
2016

Singapore set to pick military helicopters as arms spending rises - Reuters

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ReutersSingapore set to pick military helicopters as arms spending risesReutersSINGAPORE Singapore will soon pick the winner of a $1 billion tender for military utility helicopters, the first of

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May
03
2016

European Regulators Urge Inspections of Airbus Helicopters After Norway Crash - Wall Street Journal

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Wall Street JournalEuropean Regulators Urge Inspections of Airbus Helicopters After Norway CrashWall Street JournalThe bulletin backed the findings of air accident investigators that a technical

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May
03
2016

LifeFlight helicopters pulled from servicing hospital rooftops by choice: Canadian Helicopters - Globalnews.ca

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Globalnews.caLifeFlight helicopters pulled from servicing hospital rooftops by choice: Canadian HelicoptersGlobalnews.caOn April 1, 2016 Transport Canada contacted Canadian Helicopters to complete an

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May
03
2016

Inspecting Power Lines From a Helicopter Is One Shocking Job - Popular Mechanics

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Popular MechanicsInspecting Power Lines From a Helicopter Is One Shocking JobPopular MechanicsLooking for a new line of work? One of the world's most jaw-dropping jobs is featured in this video

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May
03
2016

City council approves Edmonton police helicopter at nearly double original cost - Edmonton Journal

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Edmonton JournalCity council approves Edmonton police helicopter at nearly double original costEdmonton JournalEdmonton police will get their new helicopter after council approved a $2.5-million

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May
03
2016

It's a Plane! It's a Helicopter! It's the Army's Next-Gen Hybrid Jet-Copter - Sputnik International

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Sputnik InternationalIt's a Plane! It's a Helicopter! It's the Army's Next-Gen Hybrid Jet-CopterSputnik InternationalThe Lockheed-Boeing prototype helicopter, expected to see its first flight in 2017,

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