Wed, 27 May 2015 00:20:00 -0400

(Fort Worth, Texas)Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces it has sold the first Bell 429 in Russia outfitted with the Bell 429 MAGnificent luxury cabin interior created by Italy-based Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG).

Wed, 27 May 2015 00:13:00 -0400

Colorado Heli-Ops once again pushes forward with two significant milestones this past week. They received their 141 Certificate and took possession of one of the best Flight Training Devices in the country. The Denver FSDO has approved the FITS SBT submitted 141 curriculums, showing that Colorado Heli-Ops continues to develop Industry Best Practices in all of their initiatives.

Wed, 27 May 2015 00:01:00 -0400

(Wichita, Kan.) – EagleMed critical care air medical service is flying an air medical helicopter outfitted in Wichita State University's black and gold WuShock livery over the skies of south central Kansas. The special design celebrates successes of the WSU Shocker athletics program.

Tue, 26 May 2015 23:44:00 -0400

(East Hampton, N.Y.) - The Eastern Region Helicopter Council (ERHC) on Monday released the first preliminary compliance and tracking report for the summer of 2015. As part of its ongoing commitment to work with the local communities, the ERHC tracks all aircraft operations – including general aviation, helicopters, jets, and seaplanes – into and out of East Hampton Airport for their compliance with noise abatement rules including voluntary curfews, designated routes, and altitude restrictions.

Tue, 26 May 2015 23:37:00 -0400

Women in Aviation, International received a $10,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS. The grant will be used to provide teaching materials for Girls in Aviation Day, an international outreach program planned for Saturday, September 26, 2015.

Tue, 26 May 2015 23:34:00 -0400

Late last week, just before leaving town for the Memorial Day recess, the U.S. Senate approved a two month extension of the current highway funding authority, allowing the government to continue spending money from the federal Highway Trust Fund to maintain the nation’s highways. Lawmakers now have until the end of July to try to find a solution to the fund’s financial woes and authorize further spending.

Tue, 26 May 2015 17:54:00 -0400

The FAA has issued two NOTAMs for temporary flight restrictions in the Miami, Fla., area for Wednesday and Thursday, May 27 and 28. NOTAM 5/6070 and 5/6071 both involve complex temporary flight restrictions with multiple areas and multiple start and end times. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.

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