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Summit Aviation will cohost the Airbus Helicopters East Regional Symposium at Summit's facility in Middletown, Delaware on Wednesday, April 23. The one-day symposium will consist of informational presentations and safety and technical briefings regarding Airbus Helicopters products and services.

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Two men killed when a helicopter crashed on the West Coast were on their way home after having the machine serviced in Wanaka. Records relating to the service the Hughes 300 helicopter underwent would be considered as part of the investigation, as well as the "shocking" weather at the time.

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The European Aviation Safety Agency has awarded DART Aerospace a supplemental type certificate for its Left Hand Pilot in Command. The STC has been approved for Bell 205 and 212 aircraft.

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MD Helicopters is looking to hire a director of law enforcement sales. Responsible for sales, market expansion and revenues to the Law Enforcement helicopter market segment. Responsible for coordination and development, in conjunction with the Chief Commercial Officer all customer sales activity within the Law Enforcement marketplace. This position is based in Mesa, Arizona.

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On April 10, HAI joined the FAASTeam, represented by Robert Sutherlin and Tom Freeman of the North Carolina Department of Transportation, in hosting a helicopter safety summit on the Culture of Acceptable Risk at the Raleigh Durham airport.

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Engineers have been called out to a North Sea oil platform after a helicopter was forced to return during a crew change. The Sikorsky S92 was heading to Scatsta Airport on Shetland from Brent Delta when the crew reported "airframe vibration."

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With the number of confirmed deaths in the Namibia Defence Force helicopter crash at Grootfontein on April 11 now standing at six, the army is tight-lipped on the accident and has asked the police not to be involved, saying it is a military matter.

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FlightSafety International announces that Otto Gambrel has been promoted to Assistant Manager of its Learning Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. The West Palm Beach Learning Center offers training using full flight simulators for the Sikorsky S-76C+, Sikorsky S-76 C+ C++, Sikorsky S-70/UH-60, Sikorsky S-92, and Sikorsky S-76D.

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The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Sikorsky Model S-92A helicopters. This AD requires, initially and each time the clamps are removed, inspecting for chafing between the electrical wires and the hydraulic lines and, if there is chafing between the wires or lines, before further flight, replacing the unairworthy wires or lines with airworthy wires or lines. Also, this AD requires inspecting each clamp for correct installation, and if a clamp is incorrectly installed or missing, before further flight, correctly installing the clamps.

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The FAA has issued a NOTAM for a temporary flight restriction in the Pittsburgh, Pa., area for April 16. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.

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