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Jul
25
2016

ADAC UPGRADES TWO AIRCRAFT TO BK117-850D2

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ADAC Luftrettung the largest emergency medical helicopter operator in Germany, has upgraded two of their BK117-B2 aircraft with the enhanced LTS101-850B-2 engines, making the aircraft Cat A / Class 1 compliant at Maximum All Up Weight (MAUW). After completion of the STC and installation of the -850 engines the model is marketed as the BK117-850D2. Airwork, a global aviation provider based in New Zealand, developed and owns the STC. The BK117-850D2 is approved by FAA, EASA, TC and NZCAA.

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Jul
25
2016

Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program Achieves Milestone

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STRATFORD, CT – July 25, 2016 Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced the successful execution of the VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program Critical Design Review (CDR), signaling the program is ready to proceed to assembly, test and evaluation.

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Jul
25
2016

Revolutionary Composite Main Rotor Blade Program Passes Initial Flight Test Milestone

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC) and Helicopter Transport Services (HTS) are pleased to announce the first flight of its advanced composite main rotor blades for the S-64 Aircrane and CH-54 Skycrane.

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Jul
25
2016

AgustaWestland AW139's outstanding hot and high altitude performance and mission capabilities showed during recent trials in Pakistan

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Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that the AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopter showed outstanding hot and high altitude performance and mission capabilities during recent trials in Pakistan, reached on a ferry flight from Italy. The trials were conducted in the central desert area of Multan, where temperatures touched 49 °C with the helicopter still being able to take-off at its MTOW, and in the northern areas of the Karakoram Range where the helicopter demonstrated its operational capabilities in hot and high environments.

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Jul
25
2016

Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program Achieves Milestone - PR Newswire (press release)

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PR Newswire (press release)Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program Achieves MilestonePR Newswire (press release)STRATFORD, Conn., July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today

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Jul
25
2016

Helicopter crews rescue man who fell off cliff - KRON4.com

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Helicopter crews rescue man who fell off cliffKRON4.comA man was rescued by a California Highway Patrol helicopter crew late Sunday afternoon after falling from a cliff in Henry Cowell Redwoods State

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Jul
25
2016

Helicopter makes incredible photo bomb in wedding pictures - Austin American-Statesman

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Austin American-StatesmanHelicopter makes incredible photo bomb in wedding picturesAustin American-StatesmanA helicopter appeared dangerously close to a bride who was posing for her wedding photos in

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Jul
25
2016

New engine instrumentation for MD Helicopters - Shephard Media

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New engine instrumentation for MD HelicoptersShephard MediaHowell Instruments has been selected by MD Helicopters to engineer a customised Engine Instrumentation System for use in new production units

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Jul
25
2016

Garmin® introduces G5 electronic flight instrument for certificated aircraft

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OLATHE, Kan. /July 24, 2016/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced FAA approval of the G5 electronic flight instrument in type-certificated fixed-wing general aviation aircraft. Installation approval is accomplished via supplemental type certificate (STC) with a comprehensive approved model list (AML) containing 562 aircraft models. The compact and cost-effective G5 delivers exceptional performance and reliability as a standalone primary source for aircraft attitude or turn coordination information while also displaying secondary information such as airspeed, altitude and more. Availability of this STC is representative of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) initiative to encourage and permit specific enhancements to aircraft in an effort to improve safety among the existing general aviation fleet.

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Jul
25
2016

Airbus Helicopters H145 Mercedes-Benz makes Italian debut - Vertical Magazine (press release) (blog)

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Vertical Magazine (press release) (blog)Airbus Helicopters H145 Mercedes-Benz makes Italian debutVertical Magazine (press release) (blog)Aersud Elicotteri, agent and distributor of Airbus Helicopters,

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Jul
25
2016

Chinese tycoon causes traffic chaos after using helicopter to pick up bride - Daily Mail

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Daily MailChinese tycoon causes traffic chaos after using helicopter to pick up brideDaily MailAccording to reports, one of the passengers in the helicopter was the groom and he was on his way to

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Jul
25
2016

UK Gazelle helicopters to have lives extended until 2025 - IHS Jane's 360

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IHS Jane's 360UK Gazelle helicopters to have lives extended until 2025IHS Jane's 360The British Army's Westland Gazelle AH.1 observation and utility helicopters are to remain in service for another

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Jul
25
2016

Connecticut National Guard gets new Black Hawk helicopter - WTNH Connecticut News (press release)

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WTNH Connecticut News (press release)Connecticut National Guard gets new Black Hawk helicopterWTNH Connecticut News (press release)WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WTNH) — The Connecticut National Guard will be

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Jul
25
2016

Northeast based Farren International goes nationwide with EZE Trucking merger!

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Randolph, NJ based Farren International, a premier “total logistics” provider since 1959, announces its merger with EZE Trucking out of Houston, TX. This new partnership also includes the EZE affiliates Patterson Freight and Rig Runners Inc.

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Jul
25
2016

Qld rescue helicopter damaged by ute - NEWS.com.au

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Qld rescue helicopter damaged by uteNEWS.com.auThe RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has been grounded since its tail was damaged at a motorcross park outside Warwick, southwest of Brisbane, on Friday

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Jul
25
2016

Busy afternoon of rescues for Sonoma County Sheriff's helicopter - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

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Busy afternoon of rescues for Sonoma County Sheriff's helicopterSanta Rosa Press DemocratIt was a busy Sunday afternoon for the Sonoma County Sheriff's helicopter, coming to the rescue of several

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Jul
24
2016

Rescue helicopter finds missing hiker in 'good condition' - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

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Rescue helicopter finds missing hiker in 'good condition'Fairbanks Daily News-MinerAt 9 a.m. Sunday, more than 50 search and rescue personnel were deployed, including five three-hiker teams, two

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Jul
24
2016

Three found safe after helicopter lands hard in Alberta mountains, RCMP say - Toronto Star

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Globalnews.caThree found safe after helicopter lands hard in Alberta mountains, RCMP sayToronto StarA search for a helicopter that began when an emergency beacon began transmitting has ended well with

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Jul
24
2016

Search crews called out after helicopter makes hard landing - CJOB

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CJOBSearch crews called out after helicopter makes hard landingCJOBA scary moment for a trio of people on board a private helicopter Sunday afternoon. RCMP say the chopper made a distress call around

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Jul
24
2016

Boaters stranded on river rescued by helicopter - Montreal Gazette

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Montreal GazetteBoaters stranded on river rescued by helicopterMontreal GazetteTwo people out boating on the Jacques-Cartier River near Quebec City had to be rescued by a Sûreté du Québec helicopter

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Jul
24
2016

Afghan Air Force conducted live-fire training of new combat helicopters - Khaama Press (press release) (blog)

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Khaama Press (press release) (blog)Afghan Air Force conducted live-fire training of new combat helicoptersKhaama Press (press release) (blog)The Afghan Air Force tactical air coordinators conducted

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Jul
24
2016

Afghan Air Force conducted live-fire training of new combat helicopters - Khaama Press (press release) (blog)

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Khaama Press (press release) (blog)Afghan Air Force conducted live-fire training of new combat helicoptersKhaama Press (press release) (blog)The Afghan Air Force tactical air coordinators conducted

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Jul
24
2016

GULF COAST AVIONICS ANNOUNCES PLANS TO OPEN AN AVIONICS INSTALLATION AND REPAIR FACILITY AT THE NEW SHELTAIR LOCATION AT TAMPA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

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Lakeland, FL — Rick Garcia, President and CEO, Gulf Coast Avionics (Oshkosh booth numbers, 2029 & 2030, Hangar B), has announced that the company has signed a lease with Sheltair to open Gulf Coast Avionics at Tampa International Airport: a new avionics facility located at the FBO’s newest location at Tampa International Airport (KTPA).

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Jul
24
2016

FreeFlight Systems receives Part 23 AML STC expansion for RANGR ADS-B systems

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WACO, TX - NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced today it has received an Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) expansion for its RANGR line of ADS¬-B systems for Part 23 aircraft. This expansion adds pressurized and composite aircraft to the Company's existing AML, bringing the total number of covered aircraft to 780¬-plus general aviation aircraft makes and models.

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Jul
24
2016

Baltimore County Police Department Aviation Team’s record of accident-free operations recognized by Airbus Helicopters Inc.

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SAVANNAH, Ga. – Baltimore County (Md.) Police Department’s Aviation Team began operations in 1983 with a small Cessna aircraft that it leased for $1 a year. Today, the elite team responds to some 5,000 calls a year using its fleet of three Airbus Helicopters H125 AStars, the most widely purchased helicopter by U.S. law enforcement agencies.

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Jul
24
2016

Political Tensions Between Turkey And Greece Grow Over Coup Plotters' Helicopter - Breitbart News

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Breitbart NewsPolitical Tensions Between Turkey And Greece Grow Over Coup Plotters' HelicopterBreitbart NewsATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Turkish military helicopter that landed in the Greek border city

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Jul
24
2016

Afghanistan Plans to Buy Russian Mi-17, Mi-35 Helicopters - Sputnik International

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Afghanistan Plans to Buy Russian Mi-17, Mi-35 HelicoptersSputnik InternationalKABUL (Sputnik) — Afghan National Security Adviser Hanif Atmar is planning to agree on the purchase of Russian helicopters

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Jul
24
2016

FAA adopts extension of helicopter route; congressman calls for immediate action - Riverhead News Review

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Riverhead News ReviewFAA adopts extension of helicopter route; congressman calls for immediate actionRiverhead News ReviewMr. Zeldin (R-Shirley) and other local public officials and residents had been

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Jul
24
2016

WATCH: Flying through the Grand Canyon in a helicopter - News24

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News24WATCH: Flying through the Grand Canyon in a helicopterNews24Cape Town – During a recent trip to Las Vegas I got the opportunity to fly through the Grand Canyon in a breathtaking helicopter tour.

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Jul
24
2016

Helicopters aid in fight against brush fire - Cape Cod Times (subscription)

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Cape Cod Times (subscription)Helicopters aid in fight against brush fireCape Cod Times (subscription)A state police helicopter and two National Guard Black Hawk helicopters picked up water from Snake

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