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Fort Worth, Texas (August 26, 2014) Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, (NYSE: TXT), announced the Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA) has received Part 147 facility organizational approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

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 The FAA has issued a special airworthiness information bulletin (SAIB) regarding the use of advisory vertical guidance information in some flight management systems (FMS), multi-mode receivers (MMR), and GPS navigation equipment. Because of the way the FAA codes the information to indicate its advisory — rather than mandatory — nature may cause unintended consequences for some FMS, MMR, and GPS systems. Click "View Story" for the full SAIB.

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HAI reminds members of the aerial firefighting industry of a U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Aviation and Contracting Vendor Summit Meeting in Boise, Idaho, September 30 and October 1. Note these are corrected dates as per a USFS announcement in FedBizOps.

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 The FAA has issued a NOTAM for Thursday, Aug. 28, for temporary flight restrictions in the Pittsburgh, Pa., area. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.

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Washington, DC (AP) — Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model aircraft and broadens the agency’s ban on commercial drone flights.

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Madrid, Spain (AP) — Authorities say three policemen have died while trying to aid an injured mountaineer after their rescue helicopter clipped a mountainside and crashed during a mission in northern Spain, killing all aboard.

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 The FAA has issued a NOTAM forMonday, Aug. 25, for temporary flight restrictions in the Chicago area. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.

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The FAA has issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the Charlotte, N.C., area for Aug. 26. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.

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 HAI, along with the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) and the Air Medical Operators Association (AMOA), are continuing their work with the FAA to ensure that helicopter air ambulance operators have the information they need to comply with the helicopter safety rule issued earlier this year — often known as the HEMS rule.

 

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 The FAA's Western-Pacific Region has issued a letter to airmen requesting helicopter pilots flying under visual flight rules (VFR)  in the Los Angeles Basin to use specially assigned transponder codes. Civil general aviation rotorcraft are requested to use Mode 3 transponder code 1205 when operating within a specified area (see Read More section). Law enforcement and first responder helicopters are asked to use 1206 when operating in the same area. The change goes into effect on Sunday, Sept. 1, at 5 a.m. local time (1200 UTC).

 

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