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Helena, Mont. (Independent Record) - Spawning perch in Canyon Ferry Reservoir got some new habitat April 17 thanks to two DNRC helicopters. "Pines for Perch" has dropped nearly 80,000 trees to enhance habitat. It took only a few hours for more than 3,000 trees, weighted by concrete blocks, to be attached to the helicopters and dropped into the southern end of Canyon Ferry Lake.

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Panama City, Panama (Latin American Herald Tribune) - All three people aboard were killed April 17 when a helicopter crashed at Panama City's Tocumen International Airport.

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New South Wales, Australia (cqnews.com.au) - Shortly after take-off from the Coffs Harbour Aerodrome, the tail of a Bell 206 with two people on board struck the ground with the force of the impact ripping the rear rotor from the aircraft.

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The FAA has issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the Everett/Arlington, Wash., areas for April 22-23. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.

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The rapid development of technology in the cockpit has provided many opportunities to automate and digitize much of the hard copy documentation once carried on board an aircraft. Many operators are using or seeking approval for Electronic Flight Bags. Additionally the United States Forest Service has modified new and existing contracts to allow the use of EFBs and published guidance on their use.

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Indiana Helicopters will present Rotors 'n Ribs, a celebration of helicopters and the pilots that fly them. Rotors 'n Ribs will take place Saturday, June 21st from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Goshen Municipal Airport, Goshen, Indiana.

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Brainerd Helicopters has advised the interagency aviation community that they have received FAA field (337) approval for a "PSD Adapter Plate". This bracket should answer FAA concerns about using belly straps to secure PSD systems on Brainerd's A-Star helicopters.

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DART Aerospace has announced that it has received a European Aviation Safety Agency Supplemental Type Certificate for its EC145 skidtubes. DART has also recently received FAA approval for its BK117 Heli-Utility-Basket.

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Air Services Int'l. announces that veteran technician Barry Beegle has joined the M250 team as Lead Engine Mechanic. ASI made several key other key announcements last week during the MRO Americas trade show, including the introduction of John Gregg as General Manager and Rich Ritter as of MRO Services.

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Three new dealers have joined Greenwich AeroGroup's dealer network for the installation and certification of LiveAero Broadband SATCOM systems: West Star Aviation, Pro Star Aviation, and Aviation Partners Group.

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