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The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday issued safety recommendations regarding helicopter operations to and from offshore petroleum platforms. The recommendations to the US Department of the Interior, the US Coast Guard, and the American Petroleum Institute, stem from loss-of-power accidents apparently caused by turbine helicopters ingesting methane or other gases being vented from the platforms.

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Newhaven, England (Sussex Express) - A Coastguard paramedic was winched down to take an ill angler to hospital on Aug. 31.

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Sonoma County, Calif. (CBS SF) — Sonoma County sheriff's deputies used a 100-foot line on Aug. 30 to rescue a man suffering from a heat-related injury in a remote ravine several miles east of Geyserville.

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The FAA has issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the Portsmouth, N.H., area for September 3. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.

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Rotor&Wing - A helicopter is a very large collection of parts, most of which operate in an extremely violent fashion. Which means, of course, that they have to be replaced on a regular basis – normally during a pre-determined period based on flight time or flight cycles.

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Flightglobal - The Indian ministry of defence has cleared the procurement of attack and heavy-lift helicopters for the nation's air force, while also cancelling a decade-long effort to acquire 197 reconnaissance and surveillance (RSH) rotorcraft.

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janes.com - A new anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopter for the People's Liberation Army Navy is undergoing trials and testing, according to news reports and Chinese military websites.

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offshoreenergytoday.com - After media reports claiming the helicopter was forced to land on the Talisman-operated platform in the North Sea, a Bristow Helicopter spokesperson dismissed the writings, saying that the landing was scheduled.

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The Combat Helicopter Pilots Association (CHPA) will host its Tenth Annual Convention and Business Meeting September 7-10 at the Mission Inn Hotel and Spa in Riverside, Calif., and you're cordially invited to join in for the festivities!
 

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The Maritime Executive - A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter crashed at 2:00 p.m. (GMT) on Sept. 1 at sea in the Gulf of Aden as it attempted to land on board USS Mesa Verde. All 25 people on board were safely recovered.

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