Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:13:00 -0500

Tinton Falls, N.J. – According to AMSTAT, turbine helicopters had a disappointing year in 2014 overall with a ‐7.7% drop in resale transaction activity over 2013, compared to a +2.9% increase in 2013 over 2012. Multi-engine and single-engine turbine helicopter activity was down - 9.5% and ‐6.8% year‐on‐year respectively.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:26:00 -0500

Alexandria, Va. – Helicopter Association International (HAI) mourns the passing of industry leader, innovator, and past HAI Chairman Rod Kvamme, who died Jan. 23 after a hard-fought battle with Parkinson's disease. Rod initially flew helicopters for the United States Army as a second lieutenant. In 1960, he was based in Fulda, Germany, where he heli-patrolled the border of East and West Germany. He later co-founded Intermountain Helicopters in Boise, Idaho, and Heli-jet Corporation in Eugene, Ore. Rod became known in the industry for his competence, innovation, passion, and success. This led Rod to become chairman of HAI in 1996-1997.

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:28:00 -0500

Fort Worth, Texas – Bell Helicopter has received an Approved Training Organization (ATO) certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:12:00 -0500

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (ABC News) - An American-built helicopter once used in the Vietnam War crashed Jan. 28 during a training mission in the Southeast Asian nation, killing all four soldiers aboard.

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:01:00 -0500

Gulf of Mexico ( - A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued an 8-month-old baby girl from the cruise ship Carnival Triumph, Jan. 26, 140 miles southeast of Galveston.

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:47:00 -0500

The FAA has issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the Philadelphia, Pa., area for January 29-30. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:35:00 -0500

Lansing, Mich. (The Detroit News) — The Michigan State Police could become the first police agency in the United States with statewide authorization to deploy an aerial drone to photograph vehicle crash scenes and give a bird's-eye view of other emergency situations.

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