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American Eurocopter Delivers EC120 to Lake County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit

The Lake County Sheriff Department’s Aviation Unit was started in 1979 and it is responsible for airborne law enforcement support missions throughout Lake County, Indiana, and surrounding areas. Since the start, the unit has utilized a variety of aircraft including military surplus models.

Source: American Eurocopter, 18-Aug-09

Denel Saab Aerostructures has modernised and is ready to fly

DSA has been one of the local companies which received offset, or industrial participation, work, and technology and skills transfer, in return for orders placed with overseas companies to re-equip the South African Air Force (SAAF). “We’ve certainly benefited from the offsets programmes,” she says.

Source: Engineering News, 18-Aug-09

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New Helipad Unveiled In Millinocket, Maine

The Millinocket Regional Hospital unveiled their new helipad on Monday, much to the delight of hospital staff looking on

Source: WABI, 18-Aug-09

United Rotorcraft Solutions and Ahlers Aerospace awarded CASA approval for B412 NVG lighting

In June 2009, David Brigham, President of URS, traveled to Australia to complete the Night Vision Lighting Modifications on two Bell 412’s for Australian Helicopters. With the NVG filters in hand over a two week period, David performed the modifications and worked with CASA to obtain their approval.

Source: RotorNews, 17-Aug-09

NEMSPA offers Prep Course for ATP-H written Exam

The course will be presented by Airline Grounds Schools as a pre-conference event on the day prior to the opening of the 2009 Air Medical Transport Conference in San Jose, CA.

Source: RotorNews, 17-Aug-09

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant JSC takes part in MAKS-2009 air show

Source: Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, 17-Aug-09

Medical flights to WakeMed up sharply since ’06

Medical flights to WakeMed up sharply since ’06

In November 2007, WakeMed partnered with a Texas-based company called Omniflight to establish its own medical helicopter program, which uses just a single chopper. Previously, WakeMed relied on ground transport or on medevac choppers from the Duke and UNC health systems.

Source: News Observer, 17-Aug-09

Canadian Helicopters Reports 2009 Second Quarter Results

Canadian Helicopters Reports 2009 Second Quarter Results

Source: Canadian Helicopters, 16-Aug-09

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Arunachal Pradesh govt planning to introduce Heliport Tourism

Source: Travel Biz Monitor, 16-Aug-09

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Kenyan Air Force arrive for training at Starlite Aviation Group

Source: Starlite Aviation Group, 15-Aug-09

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Canadian Helicopters Income Fund declares monthly distribution

Canadian Helicopters Income Fund declares monthly distribution

Canadian Helicopters Income Fund announced today its monthly distribution covering the period of August 1 to 31, 2009

Source: Canadian Helicopters, 15-Aug-09

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Royal Cayman Islands Police Service to finally receive EC135 in September

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) will be receiving a much-needed boost in the form of its long-awaited helicopter. The twin-engine Eurocopter model EC135-T1 police helicopter is scheduled to arrive on the Islands next month and will serve to bolster the work of the RCIPS.

Source: Cayman Net News, 15-Aug-09

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Global Vectra to launch heli services to Hemkunt Sahib from Aug 16

Source: Indopia, 15-Aug-09

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BSP employs the first female helicopter pilot in Brunei

Source: BruDirect, 15-Aug-09

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Polish aerospace firm PZL Åšwidnik sold to AgustaWestland

Source: ISI Emerging Markets, 15-Aug-09

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Bond retires flight number assigned to Super Puma in offshore accident

Bond retires flight number assigned to Super Puma in offshore accident

Bond Offshore Helicopters has confirmed that it has retired the flight number given to the aircraft involved in one of the oil industry’s worst disasters earlier this year.

Source: Aberdeen Press & Journal, 14-Aug-09

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Gas pipelines will be monitored by new Russian/Israeli unmanned helicopter

Source: OIl & Gas Eurasia, 14-Aug-09

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FAA Airspace Group Will Recommend Safety Improvements in New York

The FAA today convened a New York Airspace Working Group that will review current operating procedures over the Hudson and East Rivers and recommend safety improvements in two weeks to FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt.

Source: FAA, 14-Aug-09

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Atlas Helicopters: A Hugely Successful July of 2009

July 2009 has been a hugely busy month for all of those involved with Atlas Helicopters Ltd. Most of the major sporting events were well-attended including Glorious Goodwood,

Source: Atlas Helicopters, 14-Aug-09

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Two Escape From Greek Prison With Help From A Helicopter

Source: Aero-News, 14-Aug-09

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EMS AW119 is one of the attractions at LABACE 2009

A helicopter with aero configuration for transport will be one of the major attractions of the AgustaWestland LABACE in 2009, the most important fair of the sector of business aviation executive in Latin America.

Source: Aviacao Brazil, 14-Aug-09

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B.C. helicopter schools hope to weed out drug smugglers

A Kelowna helicopter school is considering criminal record checks on potential students after a recent trainee pleaded guilty in the U.S. to using his new skill for cross-border drug smuggling.

Source: Vancouver Sun, 14-Aug-09

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TracPlus Global launches TracWatch worldwide

New Zealand-based global tracking service provider TracPlus Global Ltd has announced the worldwide release of the newest version of TracWatch, the company’s active monitoring service for vessels, aircraft and personnel tracked by the company.

Source: RotorNews, 14-Aug-09

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Kaman Ka32 joins ship for Chinese Antarctic research programme

CHINA’S polar explorer ship Xuelong will carry a new helicopter for its next Antarctic trip following the fatal crash of its last service chopper in April.

Source: Shanghai Daily, 14-Aug-09

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Kazan hosts the 1st International Russian Helicopters Operators Conference

The Conference will take place оn August 20, 2009 in the period of holding an International Aerospace Salon MAKS –2009.

Source: Kazan, 14-Aug-09

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Private Aerial Firefighters Scramble As Western Fire Season Gains Speed

The private aerial firefighting industry has once again demonstrated its capability to deploy aircraft and crews rapidly to a rash of wildland fires throughout the far Western US. Currently, some 31 fires in nine States–from Alaska to Texas–have destroyed over 1,354,562 acres.

Source: Vertical, 14-Aug-09

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Flying training center Johnston Flying Services to host open house event

Johnston Flying Services LLC will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday offering a last chance for people to register for the fall semester.

Source: The News Star, 14-Aug-09

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Helicopters becoming easy way to smuggle drugs

Colin Martin was on bail, appealing his sentence for leading a U.S.-Canada drug conspiracy involving aircraft. But he was still able to obtain three helicopters, two of which ended up being flown by drug smugglers.

Source: KVAL, 14-Aug-09

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Topeka Police Chief Makes Case for Reinstating Helicopter Unit

Topeka Police Chief Ron Miller spent hours Monday with media and community leaders talking about Topeka’s need for a helicopter unit. He met with members of the media for nearly three hours where he discussed all aspects of the unit.

Source: WIBW, 14-Aug-09

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Crowd welcomes medical helicopter to Wayne County Airport

Source: Daily Record, 14-Aug-09

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Jaemtlands Flyg keeps ghost flyer spirit alive

Source: EBAN, 14-Aug-09

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Omni Group plans to add sixth base and two Sikorsky S76C++

Source: EBAN, 14-Aug-09

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Follow STARS air ambulance on Twitter

Media and the public can now receive ongoing updates about STARS missions, events and general news by following the new “STARSambulance” Twitter account.

Source: STARS, 14-Aug-09

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HealthNet Orders New EC135 and First EC145 for Air Medical Operations

HealthNet Aeromedical Services of Charleston, W.V., Is again expanding its fleet of American Eurocopter helicopters, ordering its third EC135 and first EC145. Both aircraft will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2009.

Source: American Eurocopter, 14-Aug-09

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2010 Winter Olympic Games Inspire Heli Skiing Packages in Top British Columbia Ski Destination

Robson HeliMagic prepares for the Olympic Winter games with Olympic Heli Ski Packages in anticipation of the interest in Canadian Rockies experiences throughout the games and beyond

Source: Robson HeliMagic, 14-Aug-09

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UTair buys Peruvian operator Helisur

Helisur operates ten Mi-8 helicopters and one MI-171, which serving offshore oil and gas rigs

Source: Kommersant, 14-Aug-09

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2 Air Traffic Workers Suspended in Inquiry on Hudson River Crash

Federal officials on Thursday suspended two air traffic employees at Teterboro Airport who had been overseeing the Piper plane that collided with a helicopter over the Hudson River on Saturday, killing nine people.

Source: NY Times, 14-Aug-09

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Heliski guide reported dead in Methven avalanche

Source: NZ Herald, 14-Aug-09

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Southern California Edison moving helicopter base to Chino

SCE is relocating its fleet of aviation workhorses from LA/Ontario International Airport to the less-congested Chino Airport.  The county’s Department of Airports and the Real Estate Services Dept had been in discussions with SCE regarding this relocation since August 2006.

Source: Rim of the World, 14-Aug-09

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Two Super Puma helicopters in North Sea near-miss

The near-miss happened on March 20 when an air traffic controller gave a pilot the okay to climb – not realising a second helicopter was above him.

Source: Evening Express, 14-Aug-09

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Uniflight to buy Millennium Aviation

Uniflight Inc., a helicopter overhaul and repair service center based in Grand Prairie, Texas, has agreed to buy Millennium Aviation at Reading Regional

Source: AMT, 14-Aug-09

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Aerokopter AK1-3 light helicopter available in US

Aerokopter AK1-3 light helicopter available in US

Aerokopter, a European helicopter manufacturer located in Poltava, Ukraine, announced the U.S. availability of its Aerokopter AK1-3 light helicopter. Certified in Europe in 2006, the company claims the two-seat helicopter will initially be offered as a kit.

Source: AOPA, 14-Aug-09

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FAA and NATCA Reach Landmark Labor Agreement

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and its largest union, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), have concluded a challenging mediation process that has produced a landmark labor agreement.

Source: FAA, 14-Aug-09

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IAI flight tests new helicopter collision avoidance system

Source: Flightglobal, 14-Aug-09

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Bell Helicopter Takes the Top Spot in Product Support Categories

Bell Helicopter Takes the Top Spot in Product Support Categories

Bell Helicopter scored another win with its repeat as the highest rated rotorcraft manufacturer for product support in the Aviation International News (AIN) annual survey.

Source: Bell, 14-Aug-09

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Vector Aerospace releases Q2 Financial Statements to 30 June 2009

Source: Vector Aerospace, 13-Aug-09

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HAI President’s Message Comes to RotorNews

Placing the President’s Message in RotorNews will take Zuccaro’s message beyond the membership and readers of ROTOR magazine, and make it available to industry professionals and others interested in helicopter operations and the critical issues facing the rotorcraft industry.

Source: RotorNews, 13-Aug-09

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Night Flight Concepts completes NVG Training for Mexico State Government Air Rescue Unit

The comprehensive NVG training package took place at the Palm Beach Helicopters flight training facility in Lantana, Florida in the newly NVG STC Bell 206B Jet Ranger.

Source: Vertical, 13-Aug-09

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Seawing Flying Club leases its first helicopter at Southend, UK

The Seawing Flying Club club, based at Southend Airport since 1970, has been leased its first helicopter – a Robinson R22 – expanding its fleet despite the economic downturn.

Source: Echo News, 13-Aug-09

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BLM studying land transfer for heliport near Vegas

The federal government is considering transferring 229 acres of public land to Clark County for a heliport about 20 miles south of Las Vegas.

Source: Mercury News, 13-Aug-09

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Sikorsky employee detained in restricted flight test area with loaded shotgun

A Sikorsky Aircraft employee who told police he was concerned about terrorists infiltrating the defense contractor’s Main Street plant was arrested when he was caught driving around the factory’s flight area with a loaded shotgun and ammunition.

Source: Connecticut Post, 13-Aug-09

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HAL appoint new Director of Corporate Planning & Marketing

Source: HAL, 13-Aug-09

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Profile: Durham Regional Police Service “Air 1” unit

Source: News Durham Region, 13-Aug-09

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New 10-pad heliport at Franz Josef given approval, but with conditions

Source: Stuff, 13-Aug-09

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DART Announces TC, EASA Approvals of Interior Trim Panels, Cabin Floor and Baggage Compartment Protectors for the Bell 206, 407

Source: Vertical, 13-Aug-09

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Cougar S92 inquiry to hear victims’ families

Source: CBC, 13-Aug-09

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Saint Alphonsus Becomes An Owner of Life Flight Network

Source: Saint Alphonsus, 12-Aug-09

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Los Angeles County-USC hospital reopens heliport

Source: LA Times, 12-Aug-09

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NTSB head says FAA failed to act on ‘scores of recommendations’ on shared air space

The FAA, she charged, has failed to make changes. “We believe if the recommendations were implemented, aviation safety would be improved,” the blunt-speaking Hersman said.  She said 225 aircraft fly within 3 miles of the crash site every day, and pilots below 1,100 feet are free to choose their routes without monitoring from air-traffic controllers.

Source: NY Daily News, 12-Aug-09

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New Anglia One paramedic team dedicated to air ambulance, not seconded

Source: Anglia One, 12-Aug-09

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Era Training Center Selects Frasca for S76 FSTD

Source: Era, 12-Aug-09

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Lawsuit by LAPD helicopter pilot goes to jury

Source: LA Daily News, 11-Aug-09

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Kent Air Ambulance boss leaves for new role in London

Source: Kent Online, 11-Aug-09

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Proposed heliport amid Streeterville high-rises now up to state

Experts from the Illinois Department of Transportation will pore over stacks of statistics and tales of medical emergencies in trying to decide whether a heliport proposed for the new Lurie Children’s Hospital in Streeterville can be built.

Source: Chicago Tribune, 11-Aug-09

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PHI, Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2009

PHI, Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2009

Flight hours for the quarter ended June 30, 2009 were 39,246, compared to 39,630 for the quarter ended June 30, 2008.

Source: PHI, 11-Aug-09

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Vector Aerospace announces transition of Breeze Eastern product support

Vector Aerospace Corporation wishes to inform its customers and affected operators that they once again have a Canadian support alternative for Breeze Eastern Corporation products.

Source: Vertical, 11-Aug-09

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Wichita Falls Air Evac Lifeteam base opens

Wichita Falls Air Evac Lifeteam base opens

The Wichita Falls Air Evac Lifeteam base opened to the public Saturday morning, giving tours of the newly renovated and more spacious facility.

Source: Times Record News, 11-Aug-09

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AeroComputers Completes Integration With Gyrocam HDIR Sensor

AeroComputers Inc. is pleased to announce the successful completion of integration between the UC-5100 Digital Mapping System and the HD/IR sensor payload.  This integration provides advanced mapping, geopointing and video switching capabilities.

Source: AeroComputers, 11-Aug-09

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DIY helicopter built by Chinese farmer with help of Internet

Source: Ubergizmo, 11-Aug-09

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Omaha Mayor Proposes Budget Cuts That Would Halt Police Helicopter Use

Source: Nebraska State Paper, 11-Aug-09

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Bristow Group Reports Fiscal 2010 Q1 Financial Results

Source: Bristow, 11-Aug-09

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Bristow Group Announces Promotion of Liz Brumley to CFO

Source: Bristow, 11-Aug-09

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Dallas Police Helicopter Unit looks back over four decades

Source: Dallas News, 10-Aug-09

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Australia Considers Helicopter Sharpshooters and Camel Burgers to Control Population Explosion

Source: EcoWorldly, 10-Aug-09

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Cobham and Arrow Aviation receive helicopter IFR approval for glass cockpit

Source: Chelton Flight Systems, 10-Aug-09

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