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The FAA is superseding airworthiness directive 2007-19-09R1 for all Turbomeca S.A. Arriel 2B1 turboshaft engines that do not have modification TU157 incorporated. AD 2007-19-09R1 required replacement of the hydromechanical metering unit with a serviceable HMU.

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The National Transportation Safety Board is pleased to announce a new Helicopter Accident Investigation Course, to be held August 18-22, 2014, at the NTSB's Training Center in Ashburn, Va.

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The U.S. Army National Guard is pushing back against a plan to send all of its 192 Apache attack helicopters to the active duty Army. In exchange, the Guard and Reserve components would receive 111 UH-60 Blackhawk transport and utility helicopters from the Army.

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Trade body Oil & Gas UK said April 9 that it believes that a timeline for recommendations proposed in the Civil Aviation Authority's helicopter safety review, published in February, "does not take into account the full risk picture for offshore workers."

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A BLACK HAWK helicopter has made a forced landing north-west of Sydney after sending out a distress call just after 7pm on April 9. The helicopter, believed to be from the Richmond RAAF base, sent out a pan-pan alert just before it landed in a field at Wisemans Ferry. A pan-pan alert signals a matter of urgency on an aircraft but is one step below mayday given there is no immediate danger to life.

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Pall Aerospace announces the introduction of its PUREservices Maintenance Repair and Overhaul program for Aerospace customers. The PUREservices program combines the established MRO capabilities of Pall Aerospace and the technical expertise of Pall’s Scientific Laboratory Services technical support group to address contamination and filtration challenges for aircraft operators worldwide.

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The FAA has issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the Wilmington, Del., area for April 14. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.

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Emergency crews rushed to the roof of New Mexico's only top-level trauma center April 9 after a medical helicopter crashed after takeoff.

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Belfort Instrument

With purchase and installation of a Belfort AWOS AV, an extended 3-year warranty will be provided to HAI members.

HAI Members, click here to enter Belfort Instrument’s store.

Click here to join HAI and enter the Mall.

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Frasca International, Inc. has recently delivered flight training devices with Garmin GTN 650 avionics, making them the first simulator manufacturer to integrate these new avionics into FTDs.

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