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Mar
27
2015

Bell Helicopter Exhibits V-280 Tiltrotor Mockup at Army Aviation Summit

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Fort Worth, TX – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), has announced its show plans for the 2015 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit in Nashville, Tenn., March 29 – April 1. The company will display its full-size mockup of the Bell V-280 Valor next generation tiltrotor aircraft. Follow this link to reach the media gallery for the Bell V-280.

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Mar
27
2015

Airbus Group delivers first new UH-72A Lakota for Army initial-entry trainer mission

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HERNDON, Va. – Airbus Group yesterday delivered to the U.S. Army the first UH-72A Lakota helicopter to come off the Airbus Helicopters Inc. production line configured for the Lakota’s latest mission, as the service’s initial-entry training helicopter.

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Mar
26
2015

Big Island rancher says helicopter hijacked his drone - Hawaii News Now

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Big Island rancher says helicopter hijacked his droneHawaii News NowBut for a helicopter tour pilot to have their hands on that type of technology is extremely unlikely," he said. A drone software

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Mar
26
2015

Government halts enrollment of veterans in helicopter flight program - Los Angeles Times

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Los Angeles TimesGovernment halts enrollment of veterans in helicopter flight programLos Angeles TimesThe actions by the Department of Veterans Affairs came less than two weeks after a Times

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Mar
26
2015

Daniel Craig zips off in a helicopter while filming Spectre in Mexico City - Daily Mail

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Daily MailDaniel Craig zips off in a helicopter while filming Spectre in Mexico CityDaily MailOn Thursday Daniel Craig continued filming on the streets of Mexico City as a helicopter touched down. The

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Mar
26
2015

Army helicopters to help with medevacs, rescues in Interior Alaska - Alaska Dispatch News

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Alaska Dispatch NewsArmy helicopters to help with medevacs, rescues in Interior AlaskaAlaska Dispatch NewsFAIRBANKS -- A Black Hawk helicopter unit that returned from Afghanistan late last year is set

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Mar
26
2015

Sikorsky Hosts ​International Representatives To View CH-53K Helicopter

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West Palm Beach, Florida - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), recently hosted more than two dozen guests, including delegates from NATO’s Joint Capability Group Vertical Lift (JCGVL), for an up close look at the U.S. Marine Corps’ CH-53K heavy lift helicopter. The group toured Sikorsky’s Florida Assembly & Flight Operations Center where they were able to walk along the production lines for both the CH-53K helicopter and BLACK HAWK H-60M aircraft.

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Mar
26
2015

DART R66 CARGO HOOK: NOW FAA AND EASA APPROVED

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The easy to install DART Hook is designed to mount directly to the belly of the aircraft, providing safety and efficiency for all your utility missions. With a lift capacity of 1,015-lb, the hook utilizes an electrical release system as well as a manual backup to jettison the load, ideal for your aerial operations. Approved by Transport Canada in 2014, the DART Hook now opens up the utility market to R66 operators located in the U.S. and in Europe.

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Mar
26
2015

Middle East Continues to Show Strong Interest in Bell Helicopter’s Newest Aircraft

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Fort Worth, TX – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced multiple letters of intent (LOIs) with three Middle Eastern operators. The company received a LOI from BBM Inc. for a Bell 505 Jet Ranger X and Bell 525 Relentless, K Aircraft Leasing for two Bell 525s and Wallan Aviation for a Bell 525. “These two aircraft have continued to impress our customers in the Middle East with their highly advanced technology and multi-mission capabilities,” said Steve Suttles, Bell Helicopter’s vice president and managing director of Middle East and African sales. “These aircraft will be a perfect addition to their fleet and will give their customers the support their operators are looking for.”

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Mar
26
2015

Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland and UK Ministry of Defence sign latest Integrated Merlin Operational Support Contract

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Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) covering the third five year period of the 25-year Integrated Merlin Operational Support (IMOS) contract. The contract provides a comprehensive availability based support package for the UK MoD's fleet of AW101 Merlin helicopters for the period 1st April 2015 to 31st March 2020 is valued at approximately £580 million (approximately €790 million) and was announced by Philip Dunne MP, Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology during a visit to AgustaWestland’s Yeovil facility today.

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Mar
26
2015

Seen off West Seattle: Two helicopters, boat marked 'Tunisia Navy' - West Seattle Blog (blog)

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West Seattle Blog (blog)Seen off West Seattle: Two helicopters, boat marked 'Tunisia Navy'West Seattle Blog (blog)An unusual sighting, shared by Gary Jones, who photographs from Alki Point: Seen in

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Mar
26
2015

ABLE BEGINS DISTRIBUTION OF NEW BELL 407/429 CALIPERS & DISC PMAs

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MESA, Ariz. – Able Aerospace, Inc. has announced the FAA approval and official availability of the following new Bell 407/429 PMA offerings, thanks to an exclusive distribution agreement with Northwest Dynamics, Inc. (NDI):

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Mar
26
2015

Whirly-Girls International Announces 2015 Scholarship Winners

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Scholarship Program to grow in 2016 with addition of Guidance Aviation as new sponsor (ORLANDO, FL) Whirly-Girls International, a non-profit, educational and charitable organization dedicated to advancing women in helicopter aviation, has announced the winners of their 2015 Whirly-Girls Scholarships.

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Mar
26
2015

AW announces new maintenance deal for Royal Navy helicopters - UPI.com

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UPI.comAW announces new maintenance deal for Royal Navy helicoptersUPI.com"Our fleet of Merlin helicopters has benefitted from considerable investment by the MOD through major upgrades in recent

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Mar
26
2015

Boston Executive Helicopters files FAA complaint against Norwood Airport ... - Wicked Local Norwood

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Wicked Local NorwoodBoston Executive Helicopters files FAA complaint against Norwood Airport ...Wicked Local NorwoodOn March 12, Boston Executive Helicopters filed a part 16 complaint alleging Airport

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Mar
26
2015

Funerals Set For Michigan Marines Killed In Florida Helicopter Crash - CBS Local

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CBS LocalFunerals Set For Michigan Marines Killed In Florida Helicopter CrashCBS LocalStaff Sergeants Marcus Bawol of Warren, Trevor Blaylock of Lake Orion and Andrew Seif of Holland were among seven

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Mar
26
2015

United Rotorcraft Receives Contract for EC130 T2 Demonstrator

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DENVER - United Rotorcraft, an Air Methods Division, announced today a new contract to complete an Airbus EC130 T2 emergency medical services (EMS) demonstrator for Airbus Helicopters, Inc. in Grand Prairie, Texas. The aircraft completion will take place at United Rotorcraft’s Decatur, Texas facility and will include medical interior, avionics, exterior lighting accessories, and full aircraft paint at United Rotorcraft’s newly constructed 6,600-square-foot paint booth.

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Mar
26
2015

Vector Aerospace Contracted to Perform Major Service Inspections for Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Rescue Helicopter

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Langley, BC – Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that it has been selected to perform a 7,500 hour major inspection (G check) and 12-year inspection on one of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s three AS332L1 Super Puma helicopters. This inspection will also include post maintenance return to service activities and a 10-year calendar fuel hose replacement.

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Mar
26
2015

China businessman's secret airport discovered after helicopter crash - Jamaica Observer

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Jamaica ObserverChina businessman's secret airport discovered after helicopter crashJamaica ObserverBEIJING, China (AFP) – A secret, private airport illegally built by a wealthy businessman in China

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Mar
26
2015

Helicopters provided tornado video live, as it happened, in Oklahoma - WQAD.com

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WQAD.comHelicopters provided tornado video live, as it happened, in OklahomaWQAD.comKFOR-TV Chief Meteorologist Mike Morgan and helicopter pilot Bob Moore were on the air as a tornado formed and

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Mar
26
2015

Britain awards AgustaWestland 580 million-pound helicopter contract - Reuters UK

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Reuters UKBritain awards AgustaWestland 580 million-pound helicopter contractReuters UKThe 5-year contract for the Royal Navy's Merlin Mk2 and Mk3 helicopters will help sustain 1,000 jobs primarily in

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Mar
26
2015

Funerals set for Michigan Marines killed in helicopter crash - Lansing State Journal

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Lansing State JournalFunerals set for Michigan Marines killed in helicopter crashLansing State JournalStaff Sergeants Marcus Bawol of Warren, Trevor Blaylock of Lake Orion and Andrew Seif of Holland

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Mar
26
2015

Music stars line up to help Clutha helicopter tragedy pub - The Guardian (blog)

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The Guardian (blog)Music stars line up to help Clutha helicopter tragedy pubThe Guardian (blog)The owner of Glasgow's Clutha bar plans to partially reopen the venue almost a year and a half after a

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Mar
26
2015

Another night of police sirens and helicopters in Highland Park - The Eastsider LA

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The Eastsider LAAnother night of police sirens and helicopters in Highland ParkThe Eastsider LAResidents reported that a police helicopter was flying over head and that LAPD was setting up a command

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Mar
25
2015

Report: Pilot locked out of cockpit before Germanwings plane crash - CNN

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WNEM SaginawReport: Pilot locked out of cockpit before Germanwings plane crashCNNWe will not participate in speculation, but we will follow up on the matter." • Helicopters have airlifted some

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Mar
25
2015

Dallas may charge other cities for police helicopter assistance - Dallas Morning News

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Dallas may charge other cities for police helicopter assistanceDallas Morning NewsDallas police see their two helicopters as crime fighters, but city budget officials envision another potential role

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Mar
25
2015

Cops release 911 calls in deadly Orlando helicopter crash - Orlando Sentinel

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Orlando SentinelCops release 911 calls in deadly Orlando helicopter crashOrlando Sentinel... crashed into a guest house of a home in Orlando's College Park neighborhood. Three people were killed

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Mar
25
2015

Vanuatu aid helicopters appeal for funding - 3News NZ

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3News NZVanuatu aid helicopters appeal for funding3News NZA Kiwi helicopter company says distribution of aid to outer islands in Vanuatu is proving difficult in the wake of Cyclone Pam. Two

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Mar
25
2015

The sun rises again: Japanese navy gets new helicopter carrier that is its ... - Daily Mail

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The Japan TimesThe sun rises again: Japanese navy gets new helicopter carrier that is its ...Daily MailJapan's navy today took delivery of its biggest warship since the Second World War as it

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Mar
25
2015

Local first responders receive training for medical helicopters - WTHI

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WTHILocal first responders receive training for medical helicoptersWTHIBRAZIL, Ind. (WTHI) – Local first responders are receiving additional training for something that could help save your life. Th

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