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 HAI on Friday, Jan. 23, joined 13 other general aviation groups in calling on the FAA to work even more closely with the industry as the January 1, 2020 deadline for equipping with ADS-B Out (automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast) approaches. In a letter to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, the leaders of the 14 aviation organizations dsof vost and available options remain significant stumbling blocks for owners and operators.

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 As the new Congress begins its work, HAI is pleased to learn that Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.), a pilot and passionate advocate for general aviation, will once again co-chair the House General Aviation (GA) Caucus. He will be joined by co-chair Rep. Marc Veasey (D-Texas). With 222 members, the GA Caucus is the largest caucus in the House.

 

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Alexandria, Va. - The Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) Heritage of Helicopters display at HAI HELI-EXPO 2015 in Orlando, March 3–5, will feature an array of vintage vertical-aviation aircraft. Participate in the display and show your historic aircraft to 20,000 aviation fans!

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NASA - Getting around on Mars is tricky business. A NASA rover's vision is limited by the view of onboard cameras, and images from spacecraft orbiting Mars are the only other clues to where to drive it. Enter the Mars Helicopter, a proposed add-on to Mars rovers of the future that could potentially triple the distance these vehicles currently drive in a Martian day, and deliver a new level of visual information for choosing which sites to explore.

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HeliHub - In January 2015, "Rostvertol," a member of Rostec's Russian Helicopters Holding, marks the 30th anniversary of the serial production launch of the world's largest cargo helicopter, the Mi-26T. The machine is capable of carrying up to 20 tons of cargo, and is still holds the record for total carrying capacity.

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AIN Online - Researchers may have found a way of revealing damage inside a helicopter's main gearbox sooner, thus possibly avoiding catastrophic failures such as the ones that crippled offshore rotorcraft between 2006 and 2013.

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eveningexpress.co.uk - A helicopter turned back after a warning light came on in the cockpit. The Sikorsky S-92A was travelling from Sumburgh to an offshore platform in the North Sea, with 16 people on board.

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Saskatchewan, Canada (ctvnews.ca) - A helicopter pilot suffered minor injuries when the aircraft went down while moving cables for a power line construction project in northern Saskatchewan.

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wearethemighty.com - Medevac crews have the dangerous job of flying into gunfights in unarmed helicopters to provide medical care to wounded troops. It's a race against time, and it's nothing short of astonishing.

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Glendale, Ariz. – Arrive at the big game like no one else will. For a limited number of guests, The Papillon Group is offering a privatized helicopter experience for the Big Game on Sunday, Feb. 1 that will take place at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

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