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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:18:00 -0400

The FAA has issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the Philadelphia, Pa., area for November 2-3. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.


Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:05:00 -0400

news.stv.tv - The first of two new coastguard helicopter stations in Scotland will open in April 2015. The base at Inverness Airport will be followed by six others across the U.K. as private helicopter operator Bristow takes over search and rescue duties from the RAF.


Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:48:00 -0400

Le Bourget, France (en.itar-tass.com) - French company is involved in upgrading Ukrainian Mil Mi-24 helicopter gunships with anti-tank guided missiles.


Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:35:00 -0400

The FAA has issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the New Haven/Bridgeport, Conn., areas for November 2. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.


Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:19:00 -0400

Oxford, U.K. – Western Power Distribution (WPD) has signed a purchase agreement for a new EC135 P2e from Airbus Helicopters U.K. The aircraft will join WPD's four current EC135 P1s, making it one of the largest independent fleets in the U.K.


Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:04:00 -0400

defenseone.com - In 1927, George de Bothezat told Popular Science that helicopters were "exactly where the airplane stood after the first few flights of the Wright Brothers." What he means is that helicopters had, indeed, flown. Bothezat himself had built one that lifted off the ground while carrying the weight of four people. They just hadn't flown well...


Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:51:00 -0400

The FAA has issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the San Diego, Calif. area for October 31 - November 1. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.


Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:33:00 -0400

Alexandria, Va. - The senior executive staff of the 100 major exhibitions that make up the Trade Show Executive (TSE) Gold 100 were saluted this Fall at the 7th annual TSE Gold 100 Awards & Summit, October 22-24 in Dana Point, Calif. HAI HELI-EXPO 2013, held in Las Vegas, was recognized in the top half of these major shows.


Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:12:00 -0400

Northern Territory, Australia (abc.net.au) - Heli-Muster NT has been trialling an automated hopper, which drops grains of herbicide from the position of the passenger seat inside the helicopter, through a hole in the floor and onto the weeds below.


Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:58:00 -0400

Mesa, Ariz. – The FAA has awarded Able Aerospace approval of a new tail rotor output shaft replacement part (PMA) for the Bell 407 aircraft.


Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:50:00 -0400

The FAA has published Master Minimum Equipment List (MMEL) Revision: 3 for R22, R22 ALPHA, R22 BETA, R22 MARINER, R44, R44 II aircraft.


Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:21:00 -0400

The HAI Firefighting Safety Conference covers operational and flight safety issues faced by aerial firefighters. Come and support YOUR sector, Nov. 17-19, Grove Hotel, Boise, Idaho.

There are TWO sponsorship opportunities left. Sponsors receive recognition at the conference as well as the opportunity to exhibit, so act now!


Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:57:00 -0400

The FAA is removing Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-26-15, which applied to certain Honeywell International Inc. air data pressure transducers as installed on various aircraft. AD 2012-26-15 required doing various tests or checks of equipment having certain air data pressure transducers, removing equipment if necessary, and reporting the results of the tests or checks.


Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:44:00 -0400

Curtiss-Wright Corporation's Defense Solutions division has received a contract from Northrop Grumman Corporation to supply its commercial-off-the-shelf ruggedized single board computer, network switch, and graphics display module technology to provide a digitized cockpit solution for use in the U.S. Army's UH-60V program.


Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:30:00 -0400

Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland is pleased to announce the signing of two training services contracts to support its family of new generation helicopters.


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