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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:12:00 -0400

Hawkesbury, ON, Canada – DART Aerospace announces that Ultimate Heli, located in Johannesburg, South Africa, will install the PA100 PUREair engine protection system on their AS350 helicopter.


Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:01:00 -0400

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Turbomeca S.A. Arriel 1A1, 1A2, 1B, 1C, 1C1, 1C2, 1D, 1D1, 1E2, 1K1, 1S, 1S1, 2B, 2B1, 2C, 2C1, 2C2, 2S1, and 2S2 turboshaft engines. This AD requires an initial one-time vibration check of the engine accessory gearbox on certain higher risk engines.


Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:47:00 -0400

The FAA has issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the Evansville/Princeton, Ind., areas for October 3. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.


Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:35:00 -0400

AOPA - A state-of-the art medical facility on Virginia's remote Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay serves as a lasting memorial to the late Dr. David B. Nichols' dedication to providing medical care to the community for 30 years. Now, Nichols' aviation legacy — flying a Cessna 182 or Robinson R44 to the island every Thursday to provide that care — is set in stone. Nichols was the recipient of the Helicopter Association International's 2009 Salute to Excellence Award.


Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:23:00 -0400

Janes - The Brazilian Army may buy three Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters via the US Foreign Military Sales programme.


Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:11:00 -0400

Shaw Island, NS, Canada (Times Colonist) - A Griffon military helicopter clipped the antenna of a coast guard ship during an exercise off Nova Scotia, forcing it to make a precautionary landing on the front lawn of a summer home.


Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:56:00 -0400

The FAA has issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the Joplin, Mo., area for October 3. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.


Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:40:00 -0400

Uttar Pradesh, India (The Times of India) - An army helicopter on Oct. 1 crashed moments after taking off from an airbase in Bareilly, killing the two pilots and an engineer.


Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:26:00 -0400

This document provides clarification of the intent of the Approach/Departure IFR Transitions regulation contained in the Helicopter Air Ambulance, Commercial Helicopter, and Part 91 Helicopter Operations final rule, published on February 22, 2014.


Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:14:00 -0400

Vertical - It was mid-September in northern California, and the King Fire east of Placerville in the Sierra foothills was entering its third day. Ten miles away, at the Placerville Airport, helicopter firefighting veteran Gary Dahlen was also on his second day on the fire, and had just landed his bright yellow Bell 205 to refuel.


Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:03:00 -0400

The FAA has issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the Boston, Mass., area for TOMORROW (October 2-3). Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.


Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:45:00 -0400

Elbit Systems recently completed a series of successful helicopter flight tests in Zurich, using the SkyVis Day/Night Head Mounted Display onboard an AW-109SP helicopter of the Swiss air rescue company Rega.


Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:42:00 -0400

Parsippany, N.J. - Global Aerospace, Inc., announces partnership with Waypoint Global Strategies to provide training and logistical support to the Unmanned Aircraft System community and Global Aerospace customers through its industry leading SM4 Safety Program.


Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:30:00 -0400

Helsinki Airport, Finland - Coptersafety Ltd is pleased to announce that its AW139 full flight simulator received the EASA Level D certification from the Finnish CAA and is now ready for training. The new CAE series 3000 AW139 FFS is jointly developed by CAE and AgustaWestland.


Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:14:00 -0400

The FAA has issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the Chicago, Ill., area for October 1-2. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.


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