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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:29:00 -0400

Nashville, Tenn. - Bell Helicopter is showcasing two aircraft at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Nashville, Tenn.: HALO Flight's Bell 429 which was purchased last year at the show, and LifeFlight Eagle's Bell 407GX.


Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:14:00 -0400

Moscow (RIA Novosti) – A helicopter crashed into the Gulf of Finland within the city limits of Saint-Petersburg, near Morskaya Naberezhnaya.


Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:04:00 -0400

Greenville, Miss. (dailyjournal.net) — A precise, essential choreography, performed in double time, regularly unfolds between Delta Regional Medical Center's trauma team and the air ambulance crews that transport the hospital's most critically injured patients when necessary.


Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:56:00 -0400

Lihue, Hawaii (thegardenisland.com) — A helicopter on a sight-seeing tour experienced engine trouble and made a controlled "soft landing" on a taro patch Sept. 19.


Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:40:00 -0400

Great Falls, Mont. (Great Falls Tribune) - One person died Sept. 21 when their helicopter crashed into a hillside near Dearborn.


Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:26:00 -0400

Aspen Avionics has received FAA approval to offer a free 10-inflight hour trial of Aspen's Evolution Synthetic Vision (ESV). All new Aspen EFD1000 Pro PFD purchasers will receive the free ESV trial with their display.


Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:12:00 -0400

Professional Resources In System Management, LLC (PRISM) is pleased to release the enhanced features for its online Flight Risk Analysis Tool (FRAT) to align with the forthcoming FAA regulations for Helicopter Air Ambulance (HAA) Operators.


Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:55:00 -0400

The FAA has issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the Norfolk, Va., area for September 24. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.


Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:42:00 -0400

Metro Aviation successfully completed the initial flight test for the Genesys Aerosystems' HeliSAS Autopilot and Stability Augmentation System on a non-autopilot equipped EC135. The autopilot capabilities, to be used for VFR aircraft, will ease pilot workload and increase flight stability and safety.


Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:27:00 -0400

Garmin is pleased to announce our Angle of Attack (AOA) system is now shipping and approved by the FAA for installation in a wide variety of general aviation aircraft. The system displays safety-enhancing AOA and audible alerts throughout critical phases of flight.


Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:14:00 -0400

RSG Products has recently signed an STC license agreement with Phoenix Heliparts (PHP) to manufacture PMAd kits for the installation of the PHP Compressor Plenum Inspection Panel and Auto Re-Ignition Switches for the MD Helicopter 369 series helicopter models.


Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:03:00 -0400

Alexandria, Va. - It has come to our attention that several unaffiliated wholesale hotel/travel groups have been soliciting HAI HELI-EXPO participants, offering hotel accommodations for HAI HELI-EXPO 2015. These unofficial companies may be offering wholesale or discounted hotel pricing. Neither HAI nor Connections Housing, the only official HAI HELI-EXPO housing bureau, can verify the authenticity of such companies or their representations, and will not be able to provide a resolution to issues related to such reservations.


Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:49:00 -0400

All Metal MS has introduced the "Pitch Adjustment Tool" - a solution that minimizes the time it takes to complete a track and balance.


Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:55:00 -0400

The Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) Society, a new HAI affiliate member, will host a special panel on health usage monitoring systems (HUMS) at its annual conference in Fort Worth, Texas, September 29 through October 3. HAI Director of Flight Operations and Technical Services Harold Summers will be one of the panelists.


Sun, 21 Sep 2014 17:33:00 -0400

The FBI and TSA assured lawmakers at a U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Subcommittee meeting last week that the no-fly list is capable of countering the threat posed by ISIS, particularly westerners who may have joined the cause.


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