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The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-04-14 for Agusta S.p.A. Model A109S, AW109SP, A119, and AW119 MKII helicopters. AD 2014-04-14 required removing certain rod end assemblies from service because of reports of fractures. This new AD retains the requirements of AD 2014-04-14 but expands the scope of applicable rod end assemblies.

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leaderlive.co.uk - Ian Ellett, who worked as a radio dispatcher for 15 years, said the loss of Rhuddlan's helicopter base would have a serious impact on public safety. The move is part of cost cutting measures by the U.K. National Police Air Service, which needs to trim another 14 per cent from its budgets over the next three years.

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nbclosangeles.com - Robin Petgrave has turned his passion for flying into a mission of love. The Jamaican-born pilot founded a nonprofit aviation museum at the Compton/Woodley Airport 15 years ago to give inner-city kids a chance he wishes he'd been given when he was a boy living in poverty.

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uttoxeteradvertiser.co.uk - A former Uttoxeter pupil is now 'living the dream' as she saves lives on the other side of the world. Danielle Spratt decided six years ago to pack up her life and move to Australia to realise her ambition of working with the emergency services.

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The Libby Airtanker Base (ATB) located at Ft. Huachuca, Ariz., has been relocated for the 2015 season. The temporary base is located across the airfield from Ft. Huachuca at the Sierra Vista airport.

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ADS-B technology makes flying significantly safer for the aviation community and paves the way for extended air traffic surveillance coverage, even in regions where radar contact is unavailable. Becker's innovation in this field is called ATLASS: ADS-B Traffic Localization And Surveillance System.

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England (BBC) - A new £1.7m helicopter for the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) service is to be paid for from banking fines. The helicopter will enter service with the EAAA, which is soon to have Prince William as one of its pilots, in January 2016.

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Bangkok Post - Singapore has approved the use of two Chinook helicopters deployed to Thailand for a military drill to help put out forest fires in the North adding to the smoke haze over the region.

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England (hulldailymail.co.uk) - A lifeboat capsized in rough seas and a RAF helicopter was struck by a bird during a drama-filled search for a missing woman.

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The FAA manages all aviation Air-to-Air AM frequencies for all Airtanker Bases and 123.975 MHz is usually assigned for this purpose. Occasionally, this frequency may not be available at a given location.

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