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Victoria, Australia (theherald.com.au) - A near-miss between a Westpac rescue helicopter and a drone is under investigation by safety authorities. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau will interview the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service crew involved in the incident, which occurred near the crew's Broadmeadow base.

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AAR will showcase its 1MRO service delivery network and total support capabilities at Aviation Week's 2014 MRO Americas Conference, April 8-10. Executives from AAR's business segments will be available at Booth #1923.

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The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced that Dean Atchison, owner and CEO of Spectrum Aeromed, will represent North Dakota as this year's Small-Business Person of the Year. This is the 3rd award honoring Dean Atchison and Spectrum Aeromed in the past year.

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Santa Rita, Guam (PNC) - U.S. Navy Sailors and civilian firefighters partnered with the Guam Fire Department to extinguish a blaze along Route 17, Cross Island Road, in Santa Rita, March 25.

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San Bernardino County, Calif. (pe.com) - Pilots flying over the Ivanpah solar energy plant in northeast San Bernardino County have complained of "nearly blinding" glare from the sun's reflection off fields of mirrors. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generation System is the largest of its kind in the world. The plant uses 173,500 garage door-sized mirrors to track the sun and reflect it onto boilers in three 459-foot towers.

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Sabah, Malaysia (New Sabah Times) - A rescued rare Sumatran rhino was successfully translocated from a very remote area in Danum Valley. Thanks to Erickson for the use of their Sikorsky S-64 helicopter.

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The FAA has issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the Houston, Texas, area for April 9-10. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.

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Lawmakers will debate the tax extenders, whether to cite Lois Lerner for contempt of Congress, Rep. Paul Ryan's latest budget proposal, Obamacare, and IRS's funding request for the upcoming year this week – ahead of the two-week Easter congressional recess.

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A Royal Australian Navy Sikorsky S-70B2 Seahawk has joined the international search mission for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the Indian Ocean, west of Perth, Australia.

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Eighteen Democrats joined Republicans last week in support of a bill to alter the Affordable Care Act employment standard redefining full-time employment as 40 hours per week, rather than the 30 hours currently used under Obamacare.

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