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Hawkesbury, ON, Canada – DART Aerospace announces that Ultimate Heli, located in Johannesburg, South Africa, will install the PA100 PUREair engine protection system on their AS350 helicopter.

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The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Turbomeca S.A. Arriel 1A1, 1A2, 1B, 1C, 1C1, 1C2, 1D, 1D1, 1E2, 1K1, 1S, 1S1, 2B, 2B1, 2C, 2C1, 2C2, 2S1, and 2S2 turboshaft engines. This AD requires an initial one-time vibration check of the engine accessory gearbox on certain higher risk engines.

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The FAA has issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the Evansville/Princeton, Ind., areas for October 3. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.

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AOPA - A state-of-the art medical facility on Virginia's remote Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay serves as a lasting memorial to the late Dr. David B. Nichols' dedication to providing medical care to the community for 30 years. Now, Nichols' aviation legacy — flying a Cessna 182 or Robinson R44 to the island every Thursday to provide that care — is set in stone. Nichols was the recipient of the Helicopter Association International's 2009 Salute to Excellence Award.

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Janes - The Brazilian Army may buy three Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters via the US Foreign Military Sales programme.

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Shaw Island, NS, Canada (Times Colonist) - A Griffon military helicopter clipped the antenna of a coast guard ship during an exercise off Nova Scotia, forcing it to make a precautionary landing on the front lawn of a summer home.

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The FAA has issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the Joplin, Mo., area for October 3. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.

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Uttar Pradesh, India (The Times of India) - An army helicopter on Oct. 1 crashed moments after taking off from an airbase in Bareilly, killing the two pilots and an engineer.

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This document provides clarification of the intent of the Approach/Departure IFR Transitions regulation contained in the Helicopter Air Ambulance, Commercial Helicopter, and Part 91 Helicopter Operations final rule, published on February 22, 2014.

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Vertical - It was mid-September in northern California, and the King Fire east of Placerville in the Sierra foothills was entering its third day. Ten miles away, at the Placerville Airport, helicopter firefighting veteran Gary Dahlen was also on his second day on the fire, and had just landed his bright yellow Bell 205 to refuel.

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