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Norwegian air ambulance uses South African Poynting antenna

Norwegian air ambulance uses South African Poynting antenna

The Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation is the largest ideal membership organization with nearly 700,000 members. The goal is to save lives by strengthening air ambulance service throughout Norway. This is done through thorough research, development and cooperation with other emergency services. One of the main challenges are the weather patterns in secluded areas. In the… Read more »

Source: Poynting Group, 19-Jan-17

FAA Teams Working to Improve Quality of Available Weather Information to Pilots

FAA Teams Working to Improve Quality of Available Weather Information to Pilots

Advanced in-cockpit weather technologies have served as both blessing and, arguably, curse to pilots, with the possibility of being overwhelmed by the sheer abundance of information at their fingertips. Helping pilots determine the right data to use was one of the goals of an NBAA-BACE education session titled “Advancing Avionics Weather Information.” “We reach out… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 10-Nov-16

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ForeFlight and SiriusXM Introduce Satellite Aviation Weather Service

ForeFlight and SiriusXM Introduce Satellite Aviation Weather Service

Today ForeFlight and SiriusXM introduced SiriusXM Aviation weather service on the newest version of ForeFlight Mobile. ForeFlight’s latest release (version 8.1) is now available on the iTunes App Store. Pilots using the ForeFlight app with the SXAR1 portable receiver can now access SiriusXM’s superior Aviation weather service, which will provide them with access to satellite… Read more »

Source: SiriusXM, 03-Oct-16

Augmented reality enables helicopter flight in degraded visual environments

Augmented reality enables helicopter flight in degraded visual environments

Fog, blizzards, gusts of wind – poor weather can often make the operation of rescue helicopters a highly risky business, and sometimes even impossible. A new helmet-mounted display, developed by researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), may in the future be able to help pilots detect hazards at an early stage, even when… Read more »

Source: TUM, 11-Jul-16

New technology to clear 1cm thick ice on rotor blades

New technology to clear 1cm thick ice on rotor blades

A new nanotech coating can melt ice on helicopter blades and might offer a new way to de-ice aircraft, wind turbines, and power lines. In tests, the material melted centimeter-thick ice from a static helicopter rotor blade in a minus-4-degree Fahrenheit environment. When a small voltage was applied, the coating delivered electrothermal heat—called Joule heating—to… Read more »

Source: Rice University, 27-Jan-16

Patent Granted to LBA for Portable Lightning Mast

Patent Granted to LBA for Portable Lightning Mast

LBA Technology, Inc. (LBA), a unit of LBA Group, Inc., announced that the U.S. Patent Office has granted a patent for a line of portable lightning masts designed, manufactured and MARKETED by LBA. These unique lightning masts, LBA’s PLP-series, offer effective, portable lightning protection. The PLP-Series is the first in the market to offer such… Read more »

Source: LBA Group, 28-Aug-15

Cincinnati – AirCare Installs Belfort Automated Weather Observation System

Cincinnati – AirCare Installs Belfort Automated Weather Observation System

Belfort Instrument Company, one of the country’s oldest meteorological sensor and meteorological system manufactures, installed their AWOS at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center (8OH9), Cincinnati, Ohio. Metro Aviation, Inc. is the aviation services provider for the medical center. The Belfort Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) provides pilots with FAA certified Altimeter Setting, visibility measurements… Read more »

Source: Belfort Instrument, 30-Jun-15

Troo Partners to integrate Schneider Electric weather services into flight tracking

Troo Partners to integrate Schneider Electric weather services into flight tracking

Troo Corporation, a leading provider of Connected Location Intelligence Services for satellite, RF and cellular monitoring solutions is pleased to announce the expansion of its TrooTrax web-based tracking and device management platform to include the best in live and forecasted Aviation Weather for fixed wing and helicopter operators thanks to a partnership with Schneider Electric… Read more »

Source: Schneider, 03-Mar-15

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EagleMed Air Co-Sponsors Hazards Seminar

EagleMed Air Co-Sponsors Hazards Seminar

EagleMed critical care air medical transport company is co-sponsoring an aviation hazards seminar for general aviation pilots and aviation weather enthusiasts scheduled Jan. 23, 2015 in Wichita. Co-sponsors are the National Weather Service office in Wichita, and the Kansas Army National Guard. The seminar on Convective Weather Effects (thunderstorms and their hazards) will be held… Read more »

Source: EagleMed, 19-Jan-15

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Garmin Announces New Datalink Weather Receiver

Garmin Announces New Datalink Weather Receiver

Today, Garmin announces the new GDL 69 and GDL 69A SXM datalink receivers. These new datalink receivers offer access to new weather service packages with lower activation fees, which are made available by SiriusXM and their latest G4 satellite network. The GDL 69A SXM receiver provides both pilots and passengers with SiriusXM Satellite Radio audio… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 16-Dec-14

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New Pricing and Packages for Global Aviation Weather, Texting and Voice Services!

New Pricing and Packages for Global Aviation Weather, Texting and Voice Services!

We’re thrilled to offer a new, limited time promotion, which allows even more affordable access to global weather, texting and voice calling. Whether you find yourself flying in Europe, Australia or anywhere in between, staying in touch with loved ones and accessing the weather you need is now more affordable than ever. Save money today… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 14-Nov-14

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Got Weather? Helps GA Pilots Prepare for Crosswinds

Got Weather? Helps GA Pilots Prepare for Crosswinds

The Got Weather? campaign aims to help general aviation pilots prepare for potential weather challenges they may encounter during the 2014 flying season. For November, the campaign is focused on crosswinds: get it straight. Check out a new video featuring FAA Administrator Michael Huerta discussing crosswinds with pilot Ty Chaudhry. The Got Weather? campaign partners… Read more »

Source: FAA, 10-Nov-14

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NOAA Joins the Got Weather? Campaign

NOAA Joins the Got Weather? Campaign

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS)has joined the FAA and the general aviation community’s eight month Got Weather? national safety campaign. NOAA’s NWS delivers consistent, timely, and accurate weather information for both domestic and international airspace from three specialized aviation weather offices – Aviation Weather Center, Alaska Aviation Weather Unit… Read more »

Source: FAA, 07-Aug-14

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FAA’s ‘Got Weather?’ resource improves understanding of thunderstorms

FAA’s ‘Got Weather?’ resource improves understanding of thunderstorms

Because unique weather conditions are associated with summer, now is a good time for a reminder about a new online FAA safety resource that provides tips for pilots dealing with the season’s thunderstorm activity. Launched by the agency in May 2014 with the support of aviation groups, including NBAA, the Got Weather? initiative offers information… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 02-Jul-14

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FAA and GA Community to Launch Weather Safety Campaign

FAA and GA Community to Launch Weather Safety Campaign

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and general aviation groups will launch an eight-month national safety campaign titled, “Got Weather? #GotWx,” to help general aviation (GA) pilots prepare for potential weather challenges they may encounter during the 2014 flying season.  FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and GA leaders will kick-off the Got Weather?… Read more »

Source: FAA, 02-May-14

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SkyTrac Systems Implements World-Wide Weather in SkyWeb

SkyTrac Systems Implements World-Wide Weather in SkyWeb

SkyTrac Systems is pleased to announce the introduction of world-wide weather overlays to their web-based tracking and mapping tool, SkyWeb. This feature, previously only available for maps in Canada, the United States and Europe, will allow operators to track weather changes across the continents alongside the location and status of fleet, all from one interface…. Read more »

Source: SkyTrac Systems, 20-Mar-14

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LifeFlight of Maine orders four more Belfort Automated Weather Observation Systems

LifeFlight of Maine orders four more Belfort Automated Weather Observation Systems

Belfort Instrument Company, one of the country’s oldest meteorological sensor and meteorological system manufacturers, has received an order from LifeFlight of Maine for four additional Belfort AWOS AV units. This order was announced at the 2014 Heli-Expo in Anaheim, California today. “When these four additional Belfort AWOS units are installed, Maine will have a network of… Read more »

Source: Belfort, 05-Mar-14

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LA County Sheriff contracts for Belfort AWOS

LA County Sheriff contracts for Belfort AWOS

Belfort Instrument Company, one of the country’s oldest meteorological sensor and meteorological system manufactures, is in the process of obtaining a purchase order from the LA County Sheriff’s Department, Aero Bureau for a Belfort AWOS AV in support of their aviation department. The Belfort Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS AV) will provide the LA county… Read more »

Source: Belfort, 25-Feb-14

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Garmin introduces GXM42 Portable Aviation Weather Receiver

Garmin introduces GXM42 Portable Aviation Weather Receiver

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, announced today the GXM 42, a portable SiriusXM Aviation weather receiver which allows pilots to access new weather services made available by SiriusXM and their enhanced satellite network. The GXM 42 is the latest addition to a vast lineup… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 22-Feb-14

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NCAR Convenes 2nd EMS Helicopter Weather Summit

NCAR Convenes 2nd EMS Helicopter Weather Summit

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in conjunction with the National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the National Weather Service (NWS), and the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), is holding a second HEMS Weather Summit on Wednesday, December 18 in Washington, DC.   The inaugural summit, held in Boulder Colorado in… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 16-Dec-13

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Garmin offers new worldwide weather pricing and position reporting service

Garmin offers new worldwide weather pricing and position reporting service

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced new and simple worldwide weather pricing plans as well as a new position reporting service, both utilizing our global connectivity services. These services offer pilots seamless access to weather products around the world and supply position information… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 30-Oct-13

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NextGen Helps Pilots Weather the Weather

NextGen Helps Pilots Weather the Weather

Before emergency medical services pilot Rex Orgill flies a helicopter rescue mission from his base in Salt Lake City, he checks a new NextGen weather forecasting tool to see what the visibility will be like at the pickup site. Orgill is a pilot with Intermountain Life Flight in Utah. Intermountain Life Flight helicopters are airborne… Read more »

Source: FAA, 01-Oct-13

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Fort Worth/Dallas weather seminar for pilots

Fort Worth/Dallas weather seminar for pilots

Part aviation meteorology and part aviation weather resources, the seminar will cover two parts: low-level wind shear, turbulence, icing, and other issues critical to pilots; and web resources and smartphone apps – including a discussion about radar interpretation. Who should attend? Fixed-wing pilots and helicopter pilots who want another tool to help better understand the… Read more »

Source: HAI, 09-Nov-12

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Belfort Instrument Company Launches New Website

Belfort Instrument Company Launches New Website

Belfort Instrument Company, one of the oldest meteorological sensor and meteorological system manufactures in the U.S., has redesigned its website with more information and expanded features. The Belfort site, www.belfortinstrument.com/ provides not only information on a wide range of meteorological sensors but also lists system solutions for various weather measurement systems. The Belfort Online store tab has… Read more »

Source: Belfort, 01-Aug-12

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Weather Hazards© Course offers specialized training for professional pilots

Weather Hazards© Course offers specialized training for professional pilots

While National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reports most commonly find human error to be the direct cause of aviation accidents, weather is a primary contributing factor in 23 percent of all aviation accidents. The total weather impact is an estimated national cost of $3 billion for accident damage and injuries, delays, and unexpected operating costs. Michael… Read more »

Source: Pilot Weather Training, 27-Jul-12

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New Features, Capabilities Available for Garmin Pilotâ„¢ App

New Features, Capabilities Available for Garmin Pilotâ„¢ App

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced new features and capabilities for the Garmin Pilot app for iOS® and Androidâ„¢ including support for the GDL® 39 portable ADS-B receiver. When paired with a GDL 39, Garmin Pilot can display subscription-free weather and ADS-B datalink… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 24-Jul-12

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Baltimore’s Pier 7 Heliport adds Belfort automated weather system

Baltimore’s Pier 7 Heliport adds Belfort automated weather system

Belfort Instrument Company, one of the country’s oldest meteorological sensor and meteorological system manufactures, has installed its DigiWxTM Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) at the Pier 7 Heliport. The AWOS AV provides real-time wind speed, wind direction, temperature, relative humidity, dew point, altimeter, visibility and cloud height on a graphical display, over a VHF frequency,… Read more »

Source: Belfort Instrument, 28-May-12

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Mont Blanc Helicopteres chooses Telvent for weather monitoring and forecasting

Mont Blanc Helicopteres chooses Telvent for weather monitoring and forecasting

Telvent GIT, S.A., a leading real-time IT solutions and information provider for a sustainable world, announced today that it has been selected to provide its weather monitoring service, MxVision AviationSentry Online®, to Mont Blanc Helicopteres SAMU (MBH SAMU), a leading commercial helicopter operator based in Annemasse, France. Founded in 1980, MBH SAMU operates a fleet… Read more »

Source: Telvent, 10-Apr-12

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Appareo announces Stratus – Portable in-flight weather for iPad

Appareo announces Stratus – Portable in-flight weather for iPad

Appareo has introduced the first completely wire-free weather receiver for the iPad–and it requires no monthly subscription. Stratus combines an ADS-B and GPS receiver into a single unit that wirelessly streams NEXRAD radar, text weather, TFRs and aircraft position to the popular ForeFlight Mobile app for iOS devices. “Stratus delivers exactly what pilots have been… Read more »

Source: Appareo, 28-Mar-12

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Garmin offers AC-U-KWIK weather data for G500H and G1000H

Garmin offers AC-U-KWIK weather data for G500H and G1000H

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, announced today that it will begin offering AC-U-KWIK Airport Directory data for its glass flight decks. “Pilots around the world depend on the AC-U-KWIK directories for up-to-date information on unfamiliar airports,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin’s vice president of aviation… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 22-Mar-12

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Weather forecasters important to mission success

Weather forecasters important to mission success

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AFNS) — Mission ready. Not if the weather forecasters said it’s a no go. An often overlooked Air Force Specialty Code is the weather forecaster. Who hasn’t anguished over a weather forecast gone wrong or at an umbrella left in a stand because the forecaster predicted sunshine? “Mother Nature is unpredictable sometimes,” said… Read more »

Source: US Air Force, 21-Feb-12

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FAA convenes forum to manage aircraft diversions

FAA convenes forum to manage aircraft diversions

In preparation for the upcoming winter storm season, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt are convening a Forum on Wednesday, November 30 to find better ways to manage aircraft diversions. Participants in the forum will review a series of proposed steps to improve travel for passengers who are diverted from their… Read more »

Source: FAA, 12-Nov-11

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WSI unveils iPad app for Pilotbrief Optima

WSI unveils iPad app for Pilotbrief Optima

WSI (Weather Services International), the most trusted name in aviation decision support, today announced that it has launched an iPad app for its industry-leading WSI Pilotbrief Optimaâ„¢ service, the new, dramatically enhanced, on-line version of WSI Pilotbrief®. WSI Pilotbrief Optima delivers the most relevant preflight briefing experience directly to the iPad. With it, a pilot… Read more »

Source: WSI, 16-Oct-11

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Calstar installs Belfort AWOS at California Hospital

Calstar installs Belfort AWOS at California Hospital

Belfort Instrument Company, one of the country’s oldest meteorological sensor and meteorological system manufactures, has installed its DigiWxTM Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) at the George L Mee Memorial Hospital (09CA), King City, California. The AWOS AV provides real-time wind speed, wind direction, temperature, relative humidity, dewpoint and altimeter setting, visibility, and cloud height information… Read more »

Source: Belfort Instrument, 14-Oct-11

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Hailstorm badly damages 18 helicopters

Hailstorm badly damages 18 helicopters

An extreme hailstorm in Germany on Friday has meant that all 18 helicopters present had to depart the event by road.  A private fly-in at the Hotel Weißer Bär (“White Bear Hotel”) in Mülheim an der Mosel turned into a disaster as the tail end of storm “Bert” brought tennis-ball size hailstones, causing extensive damage…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Aug-11

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INAER becomes first European customer for Telvent weather service

INAER becomes first European customer for Telvent weather service

Telvent (Nasdaq:TLVT), the leading real-time IT solutions and information provider for a sustainable world, announced today its selection by helicopter emergency service industry leader Inaer Helicopteros S.A. to begin utilization of their MxVision AviationSentry Online® and RotorWatchâ„¢ solutions. With the implementation of this Telvent technology, the Spain-based Inaer will improve safety and operational efficiency at… Read more »

Source: Telvent, 03-Jul-11

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Telvent expands aviation weather system worldwide

Telvent expands aviation weather system worldwide

Telvent, the leading real-time IT solutions and information provider for a sustainable world, is expanding its U.S. aviation weather support system worldwide. This expansion will allow pilots, dispatchers and air traffic control managers across the globe to analyze and forecast weather on a single, comprehensive platform. With this expansion, operators can ensure safer air travel… Read more »

Source: Telvent, 17-Jun-11

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North Sea experience puts CHC on the agenda at Global Harsh Weather Summit

North Sea experience puts CHC on the agenda at Global Harsh Weather Summit

Offshore helicopter services provider CHC Helicopter will share its experience of operating in the challenging North Sea oil and gas environment at a global rescue services conference in the Netherlands later this month.

Source: OilVoice, 18-May-11

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Free webinar on new advanced weather alerting for helicopter operators

Free webinar on new advanced weather alerting for helicopter operators

Telvent have announced a free webinar on new advanced weather alerting capabilities for European helicopter operators.  The online seminar is scheduled for 26th May at 15:00 CEST / 14:00 London, and is targeted at 30 minutes with a 10 minute Q&A session. In their promotional material, Telvent tells us that “weather is the single factor… Read more »

Source: Telvent, 18-Apr-11

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Baron announces iPad compatibility with XM WX via new mobile link

Baron announces iPad compatibility with XM WX via new mobile link

Baron Services, Inc. announces the Baron Mobile Link, which, for the first time, will enable users to view XM WX Satellite Weather data on the iPhone and iPad, as well as devices running the Android OS. “Our customers have asked us for a way to view XM WX weather on their smart phones, iPads, and… Read more »

Source: Baron Services, 31-Mar-11

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AirMed International offers free weather info to US EMS programs

AirMed International offers free weather info to US EMS programs

Award-winning air ambulance company, AirMed International (airmed.com), has announced the creation of WeatherTurndown.com, a new website for use by all air medical transport programs, including rotor and fixed-wing. Weatherturndown.com is a free service allowing medical transport programs to share current information regarding delays or cancellations due to weather. The term “weather turndown” has long been… Read more »

Source: AirMed International, 24-Jan-11

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WSI enhances Gulf of Mexico capabilities for helicopter operators

WSI enhances Gulf of Mexico capabilities for helicopter operators

WSI (Weather Services International) today announced that its award-winning Pilotbrief Online flight service has added US Mineral Management Service (MMS) Blocks and Platforms, as well as new weather hazard analysis features focused on the Gulf of Mexico (GOMEX) for rotorcraft operators. ”WSI Pilotbrief has always offered best-in-class global weather decision support for pilots in one… Read more »

Source: WSI, 15-Oct-10

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Tanis delivers aviation’s most prescribed cold weather protection remedy

Tanis delivers aviation’s most prescribed cold weather protection remedy

Tanis Aircraft Products announced today its comprehensive line of aircraft and engine preheat systems are the most commonly prescribed solutions for cold weather protection and dependable aircraft starting. The company’s patented technologies are built for safe and secure aircraft operations, and most of Tanis’ components and products are FAA-PMA certified. Tanis has been developing weather… Read more »

Source: Tanis Aircraft Products, 28-Sep-10

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Pawan Hans signs MOU With Indian Meteorological Department

Pawan Hans signs MOU With Indian Meteorological Department

Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd. (PHHL) and the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) have signed an MoU for better synergy between PHHL & IMD for enhanced Safety of Helicopter operations in India. This MoU was signed by R K Tyagi, Chairman and Managing Director Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd. and Air Vice Marshal Ajit Tyagi, VSM, Director General,… Read more »

Source: Pawan Hans, 20-Aug-10

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FAA: Not liable in Medevac crash

FAA: Not liable in Medevac crash

FAA officials say they aren’t liable for injuries suffered by the sole survivor of a 2008 Maryland Medevac crash in which air traffic controllers provided outdated weather information.

Source: Washington Post, 20-Jul-10

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DTN/Meteorlogix Introduces RotorWatch to Enhance Safety for Air Medical Operators

Source: DTN/Meteorlogix, 26-May-09

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New Software Delivers Interactive Weather Data Over an Internet Connection

Source: WxWorx, 25-Apr-09

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FAA letter offers new ‘known icing’ definition

Source: AOPA, 01-Feb-09

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