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New York, N.Y. (foxbusiness.com) - An aerial tour company says a bird has slammed into the windshield of a helicopter and forced it to make a precautionary landing in New York City. None of the seven people aboard was injured.

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Hampton, Va. (Aviation Today) - The successful crash test of a former Marine helicopter could help lead to safer civilian and military helicopters, according to NASA aeronautics researchers.

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A Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) alerts owners, operators, repair stations, and flight standards district offices of the Eastman Chemical Company purchase of British Petroleum turbine engine oil products. These products are approved for use on certificated aircraft and engines.

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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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Most of the time, getting back to basics can be a helicopter pilot’s best course of action during any stage of a flight. These documents, according to the safety experts at the International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org), offer pilots and operators a basic and solid foundation in order to enhance helicopter safety and reduce accidents.

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pddnet.com - NASA researchers will drop a 45-foot-long helicopter fuselage from a height of about 30 feet for the second time in a year – all in the name of safety.

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The Hill - The U.S. Department of the Interior has announced in the Federal Register that it is considering new rules to reduce the risk of injury or property damage on the platforms where helicopters land at offshore facilities.

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en.haberler.com - The majority of the German Bundeswehr navy's helicopter fleet is currently out of service. A recurring fault was found on Sea Lynx helicopters currently being used for the EU's anti-piracy mission off the Horn of Africa.

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Lihue, Hawaii (thegardenisland.com) — A helicopter on a sight-seeing tour experienced engine trouble and made a controlled "soft landing" on a taro patch Sept. 19.

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Washington, DC - FAA Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker announced to a group of aviation leaders at the NextGen Institute on September 18 that the FAA will hold a "Call to Action" summit to engage the aviation industry in meeting the January 1, 2020 deadline to equip aircraft with new avionics technology. The all-day session will be held on October 28.

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