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Attention all Philadelphia-area helicopter pilots! HAI, in conjunction with the FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam), is hosting a helicopter safety conference this coming Tuesday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Don't miss this landmark event!

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Do you fly rescue missions? If so, ROTOR magazine would like to hear from you. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's San Andreas movie opens this weekend. The producers say it was important that they get helicopter rescue procedures right. Did they succeed?

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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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Australia (abc.net.au) - A man has been killed in a helicopter crash about 80 kilometres north of Mitchell, in south-west Queensland.

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