The Export-Import Bank's charter expires on June 30, and it now appears likely that a U.S. Senate vote to extend the charter will not occur before consideration of the Highway Bill — sometime in late July.
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Albuquerque, N.M. - Aspen Avionics has acquired Accord Technology, LLC from Accord India and AvValues LLC of Phoenix, Arizona.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a drone security bill this week that would require the Department of Homeland Security to work with the Dept. of Transportation and other departments to research how commercially available drones could be used to carry out terrorist attacks — and to craft policies to reduce that risk.
The Asian Age - Indian Navy and Coast Guard helicopters overcame difficult weather conditions to rescue 20 people on board a drifting merchant ship off Vasai coast in neighbouring Palghar district.
Mineral Wells, Texas - Cool City Avionics congratulates Contact Aviation in Waterford, Michigan, on the successful completion of their first Cool City Avionics HAP-100 autopilot installation.
Kathmandu (ekantipur.com) - A Simrik Air helicopter caught fire in Gorkha district apparantly after a bird struck its tail rotor on June 22.
Alberta, Canada (Calgary Herald) - It's officially summer, but two technical rescues by the Parks Mountain Safety teams saw both sun and snow on the weekend.
Portland, Ore. - Erickson Incorporated has renewed national wildland fire suppression contracts with the United States Forest Service and other municipalities.
Garmin is pleased to announce select products now support the display of helicopter route charts throughout the United States, as well as Canadian IFR and VFR sectional charts.
defenceweb.co.za - A number of helicopter orders and announcements made during the Paris Air Show last week. Read all about it.