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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:49:00 -0400

The New Zealand Helicopter Association (NZHA) has launched a new initiative designed to further improve flight safety after the country’s helicopter accident rate has plateaued. Under the initiative, the association will use information from the country's Civil Aviation Authority's accident database to look for trends in the reports and develop resilience strategies to be published in regular bulletins.


Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:45:00 -0400

(Moscow Times) - A UN peacekeeping helicopter in South Sudan was shot down on Tuesday and three of its crew were killed, Russian airline UTair, which owns the aircraft, said, citing initial information. The airline said the helicopter, carrying four crew members, had been shot down as it flew over an area that has been a flashpoint during a civil conflict that is now more than eight months old.


Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:05:00 -0400

Friday, August 29 is the very last day for potential HAI HELI-EXPO 2015 exhibitors to enter Lottery 2, which will decide booth space assignment. Submitting your Application for Space by August 29, 2014, increases your chance of getting a booth location closest to your listed preferences.


Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:02:00 -0400

(Alexandria, Va.) HFI is currently accepting applications for up to 19 scholarships to help support students studying to become part of tomorrow's vertical aviation industry. HFI has long recognized the need for qualified commercial helicopter pilots and helicopter maintenance technicians the current shortage is very real and many of our experienced pilots and maintenance technicians are nearing retirement age.


Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:09:00 -0400


Groundbreaking advances the company towards production and delivery of its eagerly-awaited Bell 505 aircraft

(Lafayette, Louisiana – August 27, 2014) - Bell Helicopter commenced construction of its facility in Lafayette, LA, where the company will assemble its newest commercial helicopter, the Bell 505 Jet Ranger XTM. Governor Bobby Jindal, Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel and others joined Bell Helicopter’s President and CEO, John Garrison, to commemorate the occasion today at the Lafayette Regional Airport.


Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:37:00 -0400

The FAA has issued a NOTAM for Thursday, Aug. 28, for temporary flight restrictions in the Philadelphia, Pa., area. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.


Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:34:00 -0400

The FAA has issued a NOTAM for Friday, Aug. 29, for temporary flight restrictions in the Providence and Newport, R.I., areas. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.


Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:27:00 -0400

 The FAA has issued two NOTAMs for temporary flight restrictions in the White Plains, N.Y., area, for Aug. 29 and Aug. 29-31. The TFRs affect multiple areas. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.


Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:19:00 -0400

(Livermore, Calif. — Aug. 26, 2014) – Aero Precision, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, welcomed guests for tours and held a ribbon cutting celebration today in honor of its brand new facility. The recently renovated 43,844 square-foot distribution center is located just east of San Francisco and near the Livermore Municipal Airport.


Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:16:00 -0400

(Boise, Idaho – Aug. 25, 2014) — Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc. (ASU), a pioneer in aviation night vision for nearly 20 years, is committed to growth which is directly benefiting the local Boise, Idaho community. Since September, 2013, ASU has hired 13 new employees and promoted 10 existing employees into leadership roles. During this same period, ASU and its general contractor Artisan Builders, a Middleton, Idaho based company, has broken ground and is nearing completion of a 40,000 square foot facility. ASU’s new facility, scheduled to open in September 2014, incorporates a large aircraft hangar, advanced manufacturing areas and administrative offices.


Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:11:00 -0400

(Aug. 25, 2014) – Aerolite recently received a FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for an AgustaWestland AW109SP quick change stretcher kit. The kit is meant for operators that need the capability to quickly reconfigure any AW109SP into a configuration with one or two stretchers.


Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:04:00 -0400

Innovative design helps protect the engine and lower direct maintenance costs
(Fort Worth, Texas — Aug. 22, 2014)
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced its Aeronautical AccessoriesTM brand is now a distributor of a Donaldson Inducer Vent Filter (IVF) for the Bell 407/407GX product lines


Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:41:00 -0400

(Leatherhead, U.K. — Aug. 20, 2014) – The first quarter of the financial year has been a busy one for IBA's helicopter team, as more and more lenders, investors and lessors get involved in the helicopter leasing and finance market. As a result of this increase in demand for helicopter valuations and associated consultancy, IBA have developed a free handbook as a guide for those in the industry.


Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:37:00 -0400

(Whippany, N.J. — Aug. 18,2014) –- Breeze-Eastern Corporation (NYSE MKT: BZC), the aerospace industry’s only dedicated hoist and winch specialist, continues its strong focus on technology and innovation, today announcing plans for a Virginia-based Innovation and New Product Development Center.


Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:32:00 -0400

(Saint Louis, Mo – Aug. 18, 2014) – Essex Industries has released a new instructional video on the OGL (Oxygen Generator and Liquefier) which covers the inspection, modes of operation, maintenance and storage/shipment of the unit.


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