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Engineers have been called out to a North Sea oil platform after a helicopter was forced to return during a crew change. The Sikorsky S92 was heading to Scatsta Airport on Shetland from Brent Delta when the crew reported "airframe vibration."

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With the number of confirmed deaths in the Namibia Defence Force helicopter crash at Grootfontein on April 11 now standing at six, the army is tight-lipped on the accident and has asked the police not to be involved, saying it is a military matter.

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FlightSafety International announces that Otto Gambrel has been promoted to Assistant Manager of its Learning Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. The West Palm Beach Learning Center offers training using full flight simulators for the Sikorsky S-76C+, Sikorsky S-76 C+ C++, Sikorsky S-70/UH-60, Sikorsky S-92, and Sikorsky S-76D.

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The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Sikorsky Model S-92A helicopters. This AD requires, initially and each time the clamps are removed, inspecting for chafing between the electrical wires and the hydraulic lines and, if there is chafing between the wires or lines, before further flight, replacing the unairworthy wires or lines with airworthy wires or lines. Also, this AD requires inspecting each clamp for correct installation, and if a clamp is incorrectly installed or missing, before further flight, correctly installing the clamps.

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The FAA has issued a NOTAM for a temporary flight restriction in the Pittsburgh, Pa., area for April 16. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.

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Aero Precision, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, has leased a newly remodeled 43,844 square-foot distribution facility located just east of San Francisco and near the Livermore Municipal Airport.

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The CALSTAR Director of Flight Operations (DFO) has overall responsibility for the safe and efficient conduct of CALSTAR EMS flight operations. He/She is authorized to exercise operational control over all flights conducted under the regulatory requirements of CFR 14, Part 135. DFO reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer.

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Shimco announces receipt of two separate nominations for the Markham Board of Trade's 2014 Business Excellence Awards. The nominations were received after an on-site visit from Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti, Economic Development Director Stephen Chait and Senior Business Development Officer Huyen Hare.

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Bighorn sheep are skilled mountain climbers. But one group recently made it over the peaks of the Sierra Nevada crest in record time. As part of an ongoing effort to return endangered Sierra Nevada bighorns to more of their historic range, state and federal wildlife workers captured 14 of the animals in the Inyo National Forest and transported them by helicopter to the Big Arroyo area of Sequoia National Park on the range's west side.

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The prospects for the rotorcraft industry in China are auspicious as is evidenced by the 20-percent growth of the fleet in the country last year, as well as increasing interest from local companies in producing their own aircraft. Last year the entire fleet (465 helicopters, 424 based in Mainland China) grew by 20 percent.

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