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breakingdefense.com - The first Future Vertical Lift Aircraft will not fly until the 2030s, but the U.S. Army, Navy, and industry are already at work on software standards. Those include a new "model-based" approach to software architectures that will require a culture change among programmers and defense bureaucrats alike.

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The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Agusta Model A109E, A109K2, A119, and AW119 MKII helicopters. This AD requires repetitively performing a magnetic particle inspection of the Gleason crown for a crack. This AD was prompted by a report of a crack that was found on a Gleason crown, which if not detected, could cause damage to or loss of the main rotor drive and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Nov. 19 that he is willing to consider making some of the so-called tax extenders permanent.

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Bell Helicopter President and CEO John Garrison issued the following statement regarding the death of former company CEO James Atkins:

"We are deeply saddened to hear of Jim's passing.  We are deeply grateful for his extensive contributions and will miss his support."

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HMAS Albatross, Nowra, Australia – Airbus Helicopters has welcomed the Australian Government's formal approval of a new Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) for the Australian Defence Force.

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Middletown, Del. – Summit Aviation has added the Bell 429 helicopter to its factory authorization. Summit Aviation has been an Authorized Bell Helicopter Service Center for 25 years, providing maintenance, repair, inspection and modifications to various customer bases.

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The Washington Post - President Obama has said that he will lay out his proposal to overhaul the U.S. immigration system and will travel to Las Vegas on the heels of that announcement to rally support for his initiative on Nov. 21.

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Perth, Australia (watoday.com.au) - When the iconic yellow helicopter passes over Perth's Leighton Beach, everybody stops and stares. "Is there a shark?" they wonder. If there is, the crew inside the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter, as it is officially known, know about it.

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ARGUS International, Inc. announces that charter broker Transplant Transportation Services, Inc. (TTSI) has successfully completed ARGUS' thorough and rigorous evaluation process resulting in the coveted ARGUS Certified Charter Broker rating.

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defenseone.com - The robotic K-MAX medium lift helicopter proved very effective in Afghanistan where, in 33 months of war, the U.S. Marines successfully completed some 2,000 cargo and supply sorties with just two of the unmanned birds.

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