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Thu, 28 May 2015 21:02:00 -0400

Flightglobal - As the U.S. Air Force pumps more money into its nuclear mission, Bell Helicopter and several other rotorcraft manufacturers are eyeing a lucrative opportunity to replace the 45-year-old UH-1N Huey fleet currently guarding America's Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles.


Thu, 28 May 2015 20:46:00 -0400

Muskogee County, Okla. (newson6.com) - The recent flooding is not only impacting crops, but livestock, too, stranding more than 100 head of cattle in a Muskogee County pasture. When Robert Vinson knew he needed help he called the local fire department. He thought he needed a boat but instead got a Chinook helicopter.


Thu, 28 May 2015 20:35:00 -0400

England (The Star) - A climber was taken to hospital by helicopter after falling while out in the Peak District.


Thu, 28 May 2015 20:19:00 -0400

Fort Worth, Texas – Bell Helicopter announces a milestone sale and delivery of the first Bell 407GT to BBM Inc. to operate in the Middle East and Africa. The Bell 407GT is the armed version of the Bell 407GX, and will be used to perform a variety of missions including law enforcement and homeland security.


Thu, 28 May 2015 19:55:00 -0400

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (nst.com.my) - A trainee pilot sustained minor injuries after the helicopter she was flying solo crashed near the runway.


Thu, 28 May 2015 19:41:00 -0400

Durban, South Africa (news24.com) - An emergency rescue helicopter has been sent to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park north of St Lucia on the KwaZulu-Natal coast to rescue two people believed to have been gored by a buffalo.


Thu, 28 May 2015 19:25:00 -0400

The FAA is superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2014-01-01 for all Turbomeca S.A. Arrius 2F turboshaft engines. AD 2014-01-01 required a one-time inspection of the ejector assembly nozzle of certain serial number (S/N) lubricating devices and, if a discrepancy was found, removal and replacement of the affected ejector assembly nozzle with a part eligible for installation. This AD requires the same action as AD 2014-01-01 and expands the list of affected S/N lubricating devices.


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