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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

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

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

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

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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Mar
25
2015

Body of Port Washington Marine killed in helicopter crash returns to Wisconsin - Fox11online.com

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Fox11online.comBody of Port Washington Marine killed in helicopter crash returns to WisconsinFox11online.comAll were from the 2nd Special Operations Battalion of the Marine Corps Special Operations

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Mar
25
2015

911 call: 'Helicopter just flew into my neighbor's house' - WESH Orlando

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WESH Orlando911 call: 'Helicopter just flew into my neighbor's house'WESH Orlando"A helicopter just flew into my neighbor's house," another caller said. "Smoke is everywhere." The Robinson R44 went

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Mar
25
2015

Washington National Guard Sends Helicopters to Sea - Military.com

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Military.comWashington National Guard Sends Helicopters to SeaMilitary.comIf a major earthquake strikes the Puget Sound region, the Navy could play a critical role in getting supplies and assistance

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Mar
25
2015

Police buzz helicopters past city hall to test noise for councillors - CBC.ca

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CBC.caPolice buzz helicopters past city hall to test noise for councillorsCBC.caEdmonton's city councillors spent their lunch hour staring up at the sky Tuesday, where they were getting a sample of

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Mar
25
2015

Air Rescue: A behind the scenes look at medical helicopters - WGN-TV

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WGN-TVAir Rescue: A behind the scenes look at medical helicoptersWGN-TVCHICAGO– We've all seen car accidents with police lights and an ambulance on the shoulder, but the really traumatic crashes are

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Mar
25
2015

Air Rescue: A behind the scenes look at medical helicopters - WGN-TV

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WGN-TVAir Rescue: A behind the scenes look at medical helicoptersWGN-TVCHICAG0– We've all seen car accidents with police lights and an ambulance on the shoulder, but the really traumatic crashes are

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Mar
25
2015

Two men unharmed in forced Dorchester helicopter landing - Delmarva Daily Times

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CBS LocalTwo men unharmed in forced Dorchester helicopter landingDelmarva Daily TimesMaryland State Police say a private helicopter landed in shallow water just off the Dorchester County shore. The

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Mar
25
2015

MSDF commissions its biggest helicopter carrier yet - The Japan Times

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The Japan TimesMSDF commissions its biggest helicopter carrier yetThe Japan TimesThe Maritime Self-Defense Force commissioned its largest-ever helicopter carrier Wednesday in Yokohama as officials

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Mar
25
2015

Helicopter Searches Resume At Site Of Germanwings Plane Crash - Huffington Post

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Huffington PostHelicopter Searches Resume At Site Of Germanwings Plane CrashHuffington PostPierre-Henry Brandet, spokesman for France's Interior Ministry, says investigators are working to recover

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Mar
25
2015

Medical students trained with civilian and military air rescue helicopters (video) - Charleston Daily Mail

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Charleston Daily MailMedical students trained with civilian and military air rescue helicopters (video)Charleston Daily MailHosted by the school's Rural Health Initiative, the fourth annual Rural

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Mar
24
2015

Veterans' paid helicopter flight training should be rolled back, advocates say - Los Angeles Times

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Los Angeles TimesVeterans' paid helicopter flight training should be rolled back, advocates sayLos Angeles TimesVeterans groups told a congressional committee Tuesday they supported a proposal that

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Mar
24
2015

Helicopter makes hard landing on Eastern Shore - WBAL Baltimore

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SFGateHelicopter makes hard landing on Eastern ShoreWBAL BaltimoreAccording to state police, the helicopter landed in about four feet of water near the 500 block of Hoopers Neck Road in Taylors

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Mar
24
2015

Helicopter and emergency crews on standby for wildfires - 9NEWS.com

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9NEWS.comHelicopter and emergency crews on standby for wildfires9NEWS.comThe county staged a helicopter about 10 minutes away from the Justice Center in case of a fire. "Today's a little unique

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