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Tanahun District, Nepal (nepalnews.com) - A helicopter belonging to Simrik Airlines made an emergency landing at Bhanu VDC-1 of Tanahun district, July 4, due to bad weather.

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Hanoi (baltimoresun.com) — A military helicopter crashed into a residential area on the fringes of Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, on July 7, killing 16 people and seriously injuring five.

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Last year, Eurocopter issued an Airworthiness Directive, AD 2013-23-9, for AS350 and AS355 model helicopters to modify the sliding door assembly. An operator discovered a missing nut on the lower ball-joint assembly that caused the door to come loose and fall off in flight. They also found the nut on the opposite door was only hand tight. Eurocopter issued the modification to add a new lock-washer and nut to prevent the retaining nut from backing off.

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With the haggling over a transportation bill likely to bleed into the lame-duck session or last longer, the aviation industry is growing nervous that the slow progress could spell trouble for the FAA bill due next year, says POLITICO.

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Elbit Systems will unveil at the upcoming Farnborough Airshow 2014, the latest generation of its CoMPASS family of payloads, the DCoMPASS™ FHD iMEP, specially designed for lightweight platforms such as light attack/search & rescue helicopters.

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Aberdeen, U.K.- CHC is to operate two Sikorsky S-92 aircraft on behalf of Statoil. The helicopters will fly from Aberdeen or Sumburgh on the Shetland Isles to the Statoil operated Mariner field, 250 kilometres off the northeastern coast of Scotland.

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southeastsun.com - The U.S. Army Aviation Museum at Fort Rucker, Ala., took a first step toward its future expansion plans during a brick paver dedication ceremony June 12.

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AIN - Last month, workmen finished an $8 million plant and office remodeling and 77,000-sq-ft expansion at Enstrom that doubled the space under roof, and you can't find an empty parking spot. Inside, the factory floor is buzzing to the sound of air guns and power tools, and people move about in an orderly, upbeat fashion but urgently advancing new helicopters down the assembly line.

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Borrowing tax code overhaul ideas from House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) and former Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus could be the ticket to getting a Highway Bill moving in the Senate when Congress returns July 7.

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Sacramento, Calif. - California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR) has named Scott P. Tish as their new Director of Flight Operations, effective July 7, 2014.

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