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AeroBrigham to represent Swiss Rotor Solutions in US

AeroBrigham to represent Swiss Rotor Solutions in US

Helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul specialty company, AeroBrigham has announced the company will now represent Swiss Rotor Solutions as the exclusive North American distributor of the Max Pilot View Kit (MPVK) for the AS350 series helicopter. The MPVK will not only significantly improve pilot visibility but will also improve operational safety and decrease pilot fatigue… Read more »

Source: Swiss Rotor Solutions, 27-Jul-17

Heli-One USA Celebrates 10 Years of Service

Heli-One USA Celebrates 10 Years of Service

Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, is proud to celebrate the 10- year anniversary of servicing Arriel engines at their American facility in Fort Collins, Colorado. As one of only three level 4 facilities in North America, Heli-One USA is qualified to perform full repair and overhaul on… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 26-Jul-17

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Final Delivery Bell Huey II helicopters delivered to Kenya Air Force

Final Delivery Bell Huey II helicopters delivered to Kenya Air Force

The final two of eight Bell Huey II helicopters were delivered today to the Kenya Air Force.  The Huey II helicopters – six delivered in December 2016 and two this week – represent the United States’ largest security cooperation program in sub-Saharan Africa.  The United States values the Kenyan commitment to building a more peaceful… Read more »

Source: US Embassy in Kenya, 26-Jul-17

Trump FY2018 budget proposal is controversial, says HAI

Trump FY2018 budget proposal is controversial, says HAI

With the release of the White House’s budget proposal, Helicopter Association International (HAI) is alarmed that the Trump administration is pursuing a controversial concept of privatizing the nation’s air traffic control (ATC) system. HAI supports ongoing efforts to modernize and increase efficiency at the FAA. Currently, the interests of all users of the National Airspace… Read more »

Source: HAI, 05-Jun-17

Sikorsky HH-60W passes next program milestone

Sikorsky HH-60W passes next program milestone

“This milestone is an important achievement and demonstrates Sikorsky and the Air Force are well aligned on the technical requirements of the HH-60W,” said Tim Healy, Sikorsky CRH program director. “We got here by conducting several milestones on or ahead of schedule, and we are committed to staying on that track as we build the… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 01-Jun-17

HAI Statement on US Court of Appeals Ruling Regarding Drone Registration

HAI Statement on US Court of Appeals Ruling Regarding Drone Registration

Helicopter Association International (HAI) strongly disagrees with the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals to halt the registration of drones deemed to be “model aircraft.” Helicopters routinely operate at the same low altitudes as drones, and we in the helicopter industry are deeply concerned about our ability to fly safely in air space where… Read more »

Source: HAI, 26-May-17

Lockheed Plays Major Role In Strengthening US And Saudi Arabia Ties

Lockheed Plays Major Role In Strengthening US And Saudi Arabia Ties

Today the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) took major steps to enhance global security and stimulate economic progress in the United States and the Middle East. KSA has expressed its intent to procure more than $28 billion worth of Lockheed Martin integrated air and missile defense, combat ship, tactical aircraft and… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 24-May-17

2017 SOFIC Brings Together Thousands in Support of USSOCOM Acquisition Programs

2017 SOFIC Brings Together Thousands in Support of USSOCOM Acquisition Programs

For four days, attendees took part in exclusive discussions and sessions that gave them a greater view into working with U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) in support of SOF. Here, attendees could discuss priorities, business opportunities, and desired capabilities. The conference included panels made up of USSOCOM’s component commanders and one of the sub-unified command… Read more »

Source: NDIA, 24-May-17

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The story of how HMX-1 squadron started flying US Presidents

The story of how HMX-1 squadron started flying US Presidents

The National Security Act of 1947, signed by President Harry S. Truman on July 26, 1947, is one of the most important documents in the history of the United States military and the security of our nation. This Act created the National Military Establishment (later renamed the Department of Defense) and gave it civilian leadership… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 17-May-17

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McMahon Helicopter Services appointed distributor for MD Helicopters

McMahon Helicopter Services appointed distributor for MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is proud to announce the addition of McMahon Helicopter Services to its U.S. network of authorized sales representatives. Canton, Michigan-based McMahon provides customers with a wide range of helicopter charter services as well as sales and maintenance support. Authorized as a distributor for the full range of MD Helicopters’ single and twin-engine aircraft,… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 24-Apr-17

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Air Evac Looks to Expansion

Air Evac Looks to Expansion

Air Evac Lifeteam is thinking of adding Whiteside County’s Rock Falls to their list of 125 bases. In the March Airport Board meeting they spoke of leasing two buildings at the Whiteside County Airport for five years for $120,000 with an annual increase of 3%. They hope to have the air ambulance run as a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Apr-17

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Universal Avionics appoints Regional Sales Manager for Central U.S.

Universal Avionics appoints Regional Sales Manager for Central U.S.

Robert Randall, Sr. Sales Manager U.S. for Universal Avionics, announces that Mr. Mike Marie has been appointed to the position of Regional Sales Manager for Central United States. Mike is based in the Columbus, Ohio area and joins Universal Avionics with over 25 years of experience in the aviation industry. Before joining Universal, Mike was… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 06-Apr-17

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US Marines demonstrate longer range UH-1Ys and AH-1Zs with auxiliary fuel tanks

US Marines demonstrate longer range UH-1Ys and AH-1Zs with auxiliary fuel tanks

Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 267 used new auxiliary fuel tanks to fly the AH-1Z Viper and UH-1Y Venom helicopters farther than ever, during flights based from Okinawa, March 10-14. The helicopters demonstrated a 25% range increase, according to Capt. Christopher Millar, a UH-1Y Venom pilot with HMLA-267, a squadron deployed to Okinawa from Camp… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 23-Mar-17

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Sikorsky Offers Continued Support for Commercial Black Hawk Operators

Sikorsky Offers Continued Support for Commercial Black Hawk Operators

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, remains committed to serving the growing technical and logistical support needs of more than 30 commercial operators who have acquired surplus UH-60A model helicopters from the U.S. Government. Sikorsky held an annual meeting with commercial Black Hawk operators during Heli-EXPO, the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 13-Mar-17

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U.S. based Air Evac Lifeteam deploys Ramco Aviation Suite V5.7

U.S. based Air Evac Lifeteam deploys Ramco Aviation Suite V5.7

The United States’  largest independently owned and operated, membership-supported air medical service, Air Evac EMS, Inc., announced the successful implementation of Ramco Systems’ aviation software, Ramco Aviation V5.7, for its maintenance and engineering operations across 135 air bases. Air Evac is a subsidiary of Air Medical Group Holdings, the world’s largest independent provider of air… Read more »

Source: Ramco, 27-Feb-17

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Wysong deliveres two B407GX’s to PHI Air Medica

Wysong deliveres two B407GX’s to PHI Air Medica

Wysong Enterprises, Inc. has delivered two Bell Helicopter 407GX’s to PHI Air Medical. These are the first two 407GX EMS aircraft in PHI’s extensive fleet across the United States. PHI is one of the world’s largest helicopter operators with approximately 260 aircraft in their fleet. “We have worked on numerous aircraft for PHI Air Medical… Read more »

Source: Wysong Enterprises, 24-Feb-17

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USHST Safety Experts Will Offer 17 Workshops at Heli-Expo 2017

USHST Safety Experts Will Offer 17 Workshops at Heli-Expo 2017

Members of the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) will be providing their safety advice for Heli-Expo participants in Dallas at 17 different workshops – – the highest number of presentations its members have ever provided at Heli-Expo. The USHST promotes safety and works to reduce accidents through a government and industry cooperative effort that… Read more »

Source: USHST, 06-Feb-17

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Guidance Aviation approved by U.S. Immigration to provide Helicopter Flight Training for International students

Guidance Aviation approved by U.S. Immigration to provide Helicopter Flight Training for International students

Guidance Aviation has trained hundreds of professional helicopter pilots since 1998. Guidance is now approved by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under the Student and Exchange Visitor Program to issue I-20s for an M-1 visa for qualifying students. The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) is the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) program that… Read more »

Source: Guidance Aviation, 02-Feb-17

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Guidance Aviation is Now Approved by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Guidance Aviation is Now Approved by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Guidance Aviation has trained hundreds of professional helicopter pilots since 1998. Guidance is now approved by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under the Student and Exchange Visitor Program to issue I-20s for an M-1 visa for qualifying students. The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) is the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) program that… Read more »

Source: Guidance Aviation, 13-Dec-16

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Skye Avionics Exhibiting at HAI, 2017

Skye Avionics Exhibiting at HAI, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Skye Avionics will be exhibiting at the HAI Heli-Expo 2017 in Dallas, Texas. You can find us at Booth# 2023. This event is going to highlight Skye Avionics services, drop cords and our new Cobham RT-7000 portable radio interface. Over the last year Skye Avionics has been developing an… Read more »

Source: Skye Avionics, 12-Dec-16

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Unmanned Safety Institute Training Programs Educate Law Enforcement on Drone Activity

Unmanned Safety Institute Training Programs Educate Law Enforcement on Drone Activity

The Unmanned Safety Institute, a professional organization dedicated to the safe and responsible integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the U.S. National Airspace System, provided a one-day workshop training on October 28, 2016, at the Town of Warrenton Police Department Headquarters located in Warrenton, Virginia. The purpose of this educational workshop was to train… Read more »

Source: Unmanned Safety Institute, 07-Dec-16

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Aviation Unit Returns to the Department of Natural Resources

Aviation Unit Returns to the Department of Natural Resources

With deer hunting season and oyster harvesting reaching their peaks, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources has added a new conservation enforcement tool to its fleet: its own helicopter. The black-and-gold aircraft, Natural 1, has resumed its place after a seven-year absence on the department’s roster. The helicopter will be used as a surveillance platform… Read more »

Source: Department of Natural Resources, 04-Dec-16

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Life Flight Network of US orders two additional AW119Kx helicopters

Life Flight Network of US orders two additional AW119Kx helicopters

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that EMS operator Life Flight Network of the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West United States has ordered two additional AgustaWestland AW119Kx aircraft. Totaling nineteen aircraft today, customer’s fleet of AW119Kx helicopters will increase to 21 by the end of the year. Leonardo Helicopters and Life Flight Network also celebrated 20,000 hours reached… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 27-Nov-16

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Simhawk Launches Global Simulator Marketplace

Simhawk Launches Global Simulator Marketplace

Simhawk Inc. announced the launch of it online marketplace for buyers and sellers of flight simulator time and training services.  The marketplace, which brings the benefits of the on-demand economy to the world of simulator training, can be accessed online at simhawk.com and is focused on providing customers with a more efficient way to buy… Read more »

Source: Simhawk, 22-Nov-16

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Keystone appoints Central US Sales and Service Manager

Keystone appoints Central US Sales and Service Manager

M International’s Keystone Turbine Services, LLC (“KTS” – Coatesville, Pennsylvania) is pleased to announce David Campbell has joined as their Central U.S. Sales and Service Manager, replacing Tom Hall who’s set to retire 31 Dec 16. “As our Central U.S. Sales and Service Manager, David is filling the shoes of long-time industry veteran Tom Hall… Read more »

Source: Keystone Turbine Services, 18-Nov-16

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Georgetown Hospital Announces Funding for Helipad

Georgetown Hospital Announces Funding for Helipad

St. David’s Georgetown Hospital announced today a $1.9-million capital investment for the construction of a helipad and 81 additional parking spaces. A new helipad will save time and resources in transporting critical patients to and from St. David’s Georgetown Hospital. Additional parking spaces are necessary to meet the growth in volume of patients and employees…. Read more »

Source: St David's Georgetown Hospital, 16-Nov-16

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U.S. Navy selects Leonardo for MQ-8C Fire Scout

U.S. Navy selects Leonardo for MQ-8C Fire Scout

Leonardo-Finmeccanica’s Osprey AESA radar has been picked to serve as look-out on-board the US Navy’s newly-upgraded unmanned helicopter, the MQ-8C Fire Scout. The helicopter will be launched from the decks of US naval combat vessels to keep watch for distant threats. The contract will see Leonardo delivering an initial batch of 5 radars to the… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 21-Oct-16

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Sikorsky delivers 1000th H-60M to US

Sikorsky delivers 1000th H-60M  to US

During the ceremony, Brigadier General Robert L. Marion said, “The UH-60 is often referred to as the workhorse of Army Aviation and as such your efforts here, past, present, and future are critical to the continued defense of our nation. The rollout of the 1000th UH-60M BLACK HAWK marks an important outcome of our Aviation… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 14-Oct-16

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Register Update – USA – week to 3 July 2016

Register Update – USA – week to 3 July 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are monthly, although some are less… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jul-16

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Register Update – USA – week to 26 June 2016

Register Update – USA – week to 26 June 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are monthly, although some are less… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Jun-16

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Register Update – USA – week to 19 June 2016

Register Update – USA – week to 19 June 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are monthly, although some are less… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Jun-16

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Register Update – USA – week to 12 June 2016

Register Update – USA – week to 12 June 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are monthly, although some are less… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Jun-16

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US Customs accept first of eight overhauled UH-1N helicopters

US Customs accept first of eight overhauled UH-1N helicopters

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Air and Marine (OAM) received the first of eight completely overhauled UH-1N twin-engine helicopters this week. This economical overhaul allows OAM to maintain critical capabilities necessary for the security of the American people, while saving valuable taxpayer dollars. The approximate cost for the overhaul is $1.3 million per… Read more »

Source: CBP, 17-Feb-15

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Haskell Awarded NAVFAC Contract for Joint Base Andrews Facility

Haskell Awarded NAVFAC Contract for Joint Base Andrews Facility

Washington has awarded a contract to Haskell for the design and construction of a $22 million helicopter operations facility. This 66,000 SF, 2-story HOF will accommodate consolidation of two squadrons, the 1st Helicopter Squadron (1HS) and the 811th Operational Support Squadron (811 OSS), into one facility. Design is underway with an anticipated construction start in… Read more »

Source: Haskell, 17-Feb-15

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Air Safety Institute debuts helicopter FIRC electives

Air Safety Institute debuts helicopter FIRC electives

AOPA’s popular electronic flight instructor refresher course (eFIRC) provides a customized way for flight instructors to fulfill their currency requirement by offering 13 pilot-selectable electives—including new seaplane and helicopter elements. Developed by AOPA’s award-winning Air Safety Institute, the eFIRC syllabus offers instructors a variety of electives to fit their interests. In addition to the seaplane… Read more »

Source: AOPA, 16-Feb-15

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US FDA approves Draeger’s GT5400 Transport Incubator

US FDA approves Draeger’s GT5400 Transport Incubator

Draeger today announced that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) cleared its Globe-Trotter GT5400 neonatal transport system. Designed to move effortlessly between helicopters, airplanes and ambulances, GT5400 meets global safety certifications and incorporates high-performance components that are critical for the care of neonatal patients. In the U.S., it is estimated that close to 70,000… Read more »

Source: Draeger, 03-Dec-14

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Register Update – USA – week to 14 September 2014

Register Update – USA – week to 14 September 2014

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are monthly, although some are less… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Sep-14

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AgustaWestland appoints new Support/Training VP for Canada, US and Central America

AgustaWestland appoints new Support/Training VP for Canada, US and Central America

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Michael Hotze has been appointed as Vice President, Customer Support and Training. As Vice President, Michael will oversee the Philadelphia-based customer support team comprised of Product Support Engineering, Technical Representatives, Customer Support Managers, the Fleet Operations Center (24/7 AOG Help Desk), Part 145, and Customer Training…. Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 10-Mar-14

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US and Germany sign alternative aviation fuels agreement

US and Germany sign alternative aviation fuels agreement

On Fri., Sept. 14, at the ILA Berlin Air Show, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development (BMVBS) formally agreed to a cooperative effort to develop sustainable aviation fuels. The agreement was signed on behalf of the FAA by Philip Murphy, U.S. Ambassador to Germany, and by… Read more »

Source: HAI, 18-Sep-12

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US study shows wide variety of safety cultures in EMS helicopter operations

US study shows wide variety of safety cultures in EMS helicopter operations

The study, to be published in the October/December issue of Prehospital Emergency Care and now available online, analyzed survey results from 61 EMS agencies in the United States and Canada

Source: Occupational Health & Safety, 13-Sep-10

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Night Flight Concepts announces affiliate NVG traning centers in US and Canada

Night Flight Concepts announces affiliate NVG traning centers in US and Canada

Night Flight Concepts, a comprehensive night vision solution company, is pleased to announce its network of Affiliate Training Centers (ATC) for operators of night vision devices in United States and Canada. Each ATC will offer NVG pilot training in Bell 206 or Robinson R44 helicopters. Several ATC’s will offer NVG maintenance technician training to new… Read more »

Source: Night Flight Concepts, 22-Feb-10

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Russian Helicopters Plan to Enter the US Market Once Again

Russian Helicopters Plan to Enter the US Market Once Again

For the first time in US–Russian “helicopter” relationship history, two Russian chief designers for Kamov and Mil, managed by the Russian Helicopters holding company, will present the Ka-32A11BC and the Mi-171 models to American audiences. The event will take place during the HAI, Heli-Expo 2010 in Houston, Texas, February 21-23. Presentations of the Russian rotary-wing… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 16-Feb-10

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2009 bird strikes may exceed 10,000 – a first

2009 bird strikes may exceed 10,000 – a first

Reports of airplanes hitting birds and other wildlife have soared in the year since a stricken US Airways jet landed in New York’s Hudson River, and the government’s tally for last year could reach or even exceed 10,000 for the first time.

Source: ABC, 12-Jan-10

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Recent crashes fuel push for more regulation of medical helicopter industry

Source: Dallas Morning News, 22-Nov-09

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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

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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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Kansas Emergency Responders Want UAV Help During Disasters

Source: KAKE, 22-Apr-09

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Lawmakers urge U.S. to send promised helicopters to Mexico

Source: Dallas Morning News, 12-Mar-09

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5-Mar-09 N136DU Eurocopter EC135 , US-

5-Mar-09 N136DU Eurocopter EC135 , US-

05-Mar-09

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Majority of cost over-runs on Presidential VH-71 are associated with design changes

Source: Reuters, 03-Mar-09

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1-Feb-09 N2620C Robinson R22 Lexington, US-

1-Feb-09 N2620C Robinson R22 Lexington, US-

01-Feb-09

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