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The Hindu - As India's entire Sukhoi-30 fleet remains grounded, and a committee still inquires into the Cheetah helicopter crash which killed three young officers this month in Uttar Pradesh, the wives of serving Army officials have joined hands to petition to the Prime Minister.

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thelocal.de - Germany's fleet of NH90 helicopters is undergoing engineering checks after one of them suffered a serious engine failure, in the latest blow to the country's military capabilities.

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New aviation technologies can provide a variety of solutions that can directly and indirectly address safety issues related to worldwide civil helicopter operations. In addition, the targeted use of enhanced aviation systems in the cockpit can contribute to accident prevention and an increase in accident survivability.

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AOPA - The machine gun-like staccato pulses in the pilot's headset grew more intense and accelerated the closer the Bell 206 came to powerlines along Orlando’s Interstate 4. Pilot Andrew Hayden of AirOcean Aviation in Yalesville, Connecticut, was hired by Safe Flight to provide demonstrations of the system prior to the NBAA convention in Florida, Oct. 21 through 23.

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North Merrick, N.Y. (WABC) - A helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing on the grounds of a junior high school in Long Island. Due to a mechanical issue and with smoke coming out of the helicopter, it safely touched ground at Brookside Junior High School.

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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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