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House Transportation Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) and House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) have teamed to introduce a two-month highway patch to extend spending authority through July.

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(Rotor & Wing) - U.S. forces plan to resume efforts tomorrow to recover all eight crewmembers of a Marine Corps UH-1Y that crashed earlier this week in heavy forest east of Kathmandu while bringing aid to earthquake victims in Nepal. Marine Lt. Gen. John Wissler, the commander of Joint Task Force 505, said the nature of wreckage indicated “it's unlikely there are any survivors.”

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(Irving, Texas) - EPIC Aviation LLC, a leading fuel supplier to the general and commercial aviation industries, today announced staff changes, including two staff promotions and the addition of a new OEM and Brokered Fuel sales manager.

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The National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA) is excited to announce the initiation of the testing phase for the Enroute Decision Point (EDP) protocol. Teamed with Allianz Corp., NEMSPA is launching the EDP protocol to enhance safety and prevent inadvertent flight into IMC conditions in the helicopter EMS industry. Inadvertent IMC is a leading cause of EMS helicopter accidents and can be avoided with the proper application of this innovative protocol.

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(Saint Louis, Missouri) – Essex Industries has signed two exclusive distributor agreements to support international sales efforts for their line of Emergency Breathing Equipment.

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Wings Air has been selected for a second consecutive year to be the Official Helicopter Partner of the Monticello Motor Club (MMC). MMC is North America’s premier automotive country club and private race track. Located in Monticello, N.Y. just 90 minutes from New York City, Monticello Motor Club boasts more than four miles of race-grade asphalt, five miles of off-road trails, and a 1-km karting track.

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HAI Vice President of Business Development Karen Gebhart, a fixed-wing pilot and longtime aviation industry insider, was recently reelected for a second three-year term to the board of directors of Women in Aviation, International (WAI). "I am delighted to continue my role on the WAI Board of Directors," said Gebhart. "This organization is especially important in aiding the development of the many young women who seek careers in aviation."

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(Cedar Rapids, Iowa) – Rockwell Collins announced today that Steve Nieuwsma has been named vice president, Corporate Strategy for the company effective immediately. In this newly created role, Nieuwsma is responsible for developing strategies to accelerate organic and inorganic growth at Rockwell Collins. He reports to Jeff MacLauchlan, senior vice president, Corporate Development.

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(Aviation International News) - In a largely party-line vote of 30-21, the House Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal Year 2016 transportation funding bill yesterday, but came under criticism for steep cuts in the FAA’s facilities and equipment account.

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Transportation policy expires on May 31, but in one week Congress is set to leave town for the Memorial Day Recess. While some appear to be warming to the idea of a two month extension through July, many believe a temporary extension will go through December 31.

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