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Feb
27
2015

New AATD Piston Helicopter by ELITE® Colorado Bound

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ORLANDO, Fl. – The very first FAA approved Model TH22 piston helicopter by ELITE Simulation Solutions was purchased by Colorado Heli-Ops, Broomfield, Colorado. According to the Owner/Operator, Mr. Dennis Pierce, “Our mission success as an industry best practices flight school is the guided results of the all inclusive application of modern SBT training programs, exceptional maintenance and the use of “state-of-the-art” simulation technology. We are pleased to welcome the ELITE TH22 to our fleet of simulation training devices. We chose the ELITE TH22 because of its accuracy, versatility and support services. It is fully instrumented with dual controls that provide the exact ergonomics, performance and aerodynamic fidelity we need for IFR and VFR training.” Colorado Heli-Ops uses simulation training devices beyond minimum pilot certificate requirements to develop industry desired pilot traits and skill sets.

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Feb
27
2015

Bell Helicopter Enhances Capabilities on the Bell 412EPI

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Fort Worth, TX - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced it has recently received certification for an improved Category A (CAT A) procedure on the Bell 412EPI from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The new CAT A backup procedure provides a significant increase in payload, performance and operational versatility.

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Feb
27
2015

LORD Extends Warranty for Bell 407 Main Rotor Hub Components to 2,500 Hours

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Cary, N.C. – LORD Corporation – a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control – has extended the warranty on all the Bell 407 Main Rotor hub elastomeric components to 2,500 hours or three-years (whichever comes first). Parts covered by the extended warranty include the lead lag bearing (407-310-102-101 & -103), shear bearing (407-310-101-101 & -105) and damper (407-310-100-105 & -107).

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Feb
27
2015

Air Methods Announces New Wyoming Life Flight Base in Sheridan, Wyo.

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DENVER, – Air Methods Corporation (NASDAQ: AIRM) announces a new Wyoming LifeFlight base in Sheridan, Wyo. set to open in April 2015. The helicopter air ambulance base will be located at Sheridan Memorial Hospital to help reduce the time it takes to transport a patient to a tertiary care facility.

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Feb
27
2015

Metro Aviation and PAC to exhibit at HELI-EXPO 2015

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Orlando, FL – Metro Aviation, along with its subsidiary, Paradigm Aerospace Corporation, will once again exhibit at HELI-EXPO this year. The worldwide completion leader is displaying three aircraft in Orlando, a first for the company, but a move that is sure to draw some buzz.

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Feb
27
2015

PAPILLON GROUP TO UNVEIL GOLDEN HELICOPTER IN CELEBRATION OF ITS 50TH “GOLDEN” ANNIVERSARY DURING HAI HELI-EXPO, MARCH 3-5

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ORLANDO, FLA. (Feb. 26, 2015) – Attendees at the HAI (Helicopter Association International) HELI-EXPO 2015, the world's largest helicopter exposition and trade show, will be among the first to see Papillon Group's "Golden Helicopter," created to celebrate the company's 50th golden anniversary. The show will take place Tuesday, March 3 through Thursday, March 5. This occasion provides a rare opportunity to see the special edition helicopter, which will be located at Airbus Helicopters booth No. 2437. Media are invited to join Papillon and Airbus Helicopters executives for a special Champagne toast that will take place on the first day of the show at 12:45 p.m.

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Feb
27
2015

#HeliYeah Sweepstakes at HELI-EXPO 2015 Promises Big Wins

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HELI-EXPO 2015, Orlando, FL.- #HeliYeah Photo Sweepstakes launches Tuesday, March 03rd and runs through Thursday, March 5th at HELI-EXPO 2015 in Orlando, FL. #HeliYeah‘s creator and main sponsor, Guidance Aviation, will be joined by BOSE, Rotorcraft Pro Magazine, and ForeFlight.

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Feb
27
2015

Bird Strike Forces CALSTAR Helicopter To Land In Vacaville Parking Lot - CBS Local

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CBS LocalBird Strike Forces CALSTAR Helicopter To Land In Vacaville Parking LotCBS LocalVACAVILLE (CBS SF) — A helicopter pilot was forced to make an emergency landing in a parking lot in Vacaville

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Feb
27
2015

Vandal suspect rescued by helicopter near Golden Gate Bridge - SFGate

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SFGateVandal suspect rescued by helicopter near Golden Gate BridgeSFGateTwo vandalism suspects had to be rescued, one by helicopter, after they scrambled down a waterfront cliff in a failed attempt to

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Feb
27
2015

Despite Decline, Military Rotorcraft Segment an Important Niche for Manufacturers - GlobeNewswire (press release)

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GlobeNewswire (press release)Despite Decline, Military Rotorcraft Segment an Important Niche for ManufacturersGlobeNewswire (press release)NEWTOWN, Conn., Feb. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As the

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Feb
27
2015

Helicopter drone maker 3D Robotics raises $50m in funding – is this where the ... - International Business Times UK

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International Business Times UKHelicopter drone maker 3D Robotics raises $50m in funding – is this where the ...International Business Times UK3D Robotics, the largest manufacturer of personal

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Feb
27
2015

Aspley Guise helicopter crash: Three passengers make miracle escape with just ... - Mirror.co.uk

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Mirror.co.ukAspley Guise helicopter crash: Three passengers make miracle escape with just ...Mirror.co.ukThree people flying to a funeral made a miracle escape after their helicopter crashed into a

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Feb
27
2015

Argentine whiz kid to homemade helicopter guru - Business Insider

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Business InsiderArgentine whiz kid to homemade helicopter guruBusiness InsiderSaladillo (Argentina) (AFP) - Growing up in a small town on the Argentine plains, Augusto Cicare was so fascinated by

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Feb
27
2015

Budget proposal could ground 2 search, rescue helicopters within Department of ... - Fox Business

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KTUU.comBudget proposal could ground 2 search, rescue helicopters within Department of ...Fox BusinessJUNEAU, Alaska – A budget proposal laid out Thursday could wind up grounding two search and rescue

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Feb
26
2015

Perry Siler Announces Retirement at Conclusion of Heli-Expo 2016

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MCLEAN, VA, - Long-time gas turbine engine industry icon Perry Siler has announced his plans to officially retire on the close of the last day of Heli-Expo 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Feb
26
2015

REACH Air Medical Services Completes 100,000 Successful Patient Transports Company Opened with One Helicopter in 1987

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Santa Rosa, CA - REACH Air Medical Services announces the achievement of 100,000 successful patient transports by their combined air and ground ambulance programs: REACH, Cal-Ore Life Flight, Methodist AirCare, and Woman’s AirCare. This family of providers serves an extensive range of communities across California, Oregon and Texas and is the largest provider of services in the Western United States.

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Feb
26
2015

South Central Power to examine lines from helicopters - Chillicothe Gazette

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Chillicothe GazetteSouth Central Power to examine lines from helicoptersChillicothe GazetteThe work entails Haverfield's helicopters flying along South Central Power's transmission lines, including

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Feb
26
2015

First Bell 429s Configured for HEMS in the Middle East to be Operated by the Kuwait Ministry of Health

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Fort Worth, TX – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the Ministry of Health in Kuwait will be operating the first two Bell 429s configured for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) in the Middle East. The purchase agreement for the aircraft was announced at the end of last year, and is a milestone win for the region.

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Feb
26
2015

VIH Aerospace Exhibiting at Heli-Expo 2015

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – VIH Aerospace (VIHA), a leading provider of global helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services will be exhibiting at Heli-Expo 2015 (Booth # 3837).

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Feb
26
2015

The Joint Aviation Command of UAE Takes Delivery of the next Three AW139 SAR Helicopters

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Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland announced today the delivery of the next batch of three AW139 intermediate twin helicopters to the Joint Aviation Command of the United Arab Emirates (JAC). These aircrafts will be used to perform search and rescue missions in UAE. Additional three AW139s are expected to be delivered later this year. The delivery of the three units was announced during an official ceremony held at IDEX (Abu Dhabi) yesterday.

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Feb
26
2015

Ambulance Victoria Takes Delivery of its First AW139 Helicopter

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Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland and Australian Helicopters are pleased to announce the delivery of the first AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopter in EMS configuration for Ambulance Victoria. The fleet of six helicopters will soon start to replace the existing Ambulance Victoria helicopters with the transition being completed in early 2016.

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Feb
26
2015

End of an era for YPG Huey helicopters at airshow - Yuma Sun

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Yuma SunEnd of an era for YPG Huey helicopters at airshowYuma SunThe Lakota UH-1 Huey helicopters, such as he one seen pictured in this undated photo from Yuma Proving Ground, are in the process of

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Feb
26
2015

Garmin® Introduces Helicopter-Specific ADS-B Solutions With Industry-First Features

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OLATHE, Kan. /February 26, 2015/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the GDL 84H and GDL 88H Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) datalink. Helicopter owners and operators are offered added safety benefits with the GDL 84H and GDL 88H, which meet equipage requirements for ADS-B Out while receiving ADS-B In traffic and weather on a mobile device or compatible display in the cockpit

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Feb
26
2015

Helicopter makes emergency landing in Plymouth - WNDU-TV

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WNDU-TVHelicopter makes emergency landing in PlymouthWNDU-TVA helicopter pilot had to make an emergency landing in Plymouth just after 6 p.m. Thursday evening. Ann Marie Wright sent us a couple

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Feb
26
2015

Iran military helicopter crash kills three - Al-Arabiya

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Al-ArabiyaIran military helicopter crash kills threeAl-Arabiya“Initial information indicates that the helicopter belonged to the air force and that the three crew members on board were killed,” said

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Feb
26
2015

Garmin Adds ADS-B Capabilities for Helicopters - Flying Magazine

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Business Wire (press release)Garmin Adds ADS-B Capabilities for HelicoptersFlying MagazineIn anticipation of the upcoming HAI Heli-Expo, which is set to open its doors next week in Orlando, Florida,

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Feb
26
2015

Dan's Papers Unselfishly Opposes Helicopters in Springs - Dan's Papers

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East Hampton StarDan's Papers Unselfishly Opposes Helicopters in SpringsDan's PapersEast Hampton Town is up to HERE with noisy helicopters landing at East Hampton Airport, and now the town has a

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Feb
26
2015

Are You a Helicopter Child? - U.S. News & World Report

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U.S. News & World ReportAre You a Helicopter Child?U.S. News & World Report"I'd let my worry about elderly people getting conned override his dignity." Similar to helicopter parents, who hover too

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Feb
26
2015

Ceremony marks launch of new search and rescue helicopters at Humberside ... - Hull Daily Mail

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Hull Daily MailCeremony marks launch of new search and rescue helicopters at Humberside ...Hull Daily MailThe change in service from the RAF will see two modern Sikorsky S-92 helicopters replacing the

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Feb
26
2015

Breeze-Eastern Cuts Spares Delivery Times to Less Than 30 Days

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WHIPPANY, N.J., – Breeze-Eastern Corporation (NYSE MKT: BZC), the aerospace industry’s only dedicated hoist and winch specialist, has reduced commercial spare parts delivery times from 90 days to less than 30, and the most commonly ordered spares are now reaching customers in just 14 days. Commercial overhaul and repair turn times have also steadily declined and have been cut in half over the last two years.

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