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New commander for RNZAF’s No.3 Squadron

New commander for RNZAF’s No.3 Squadron

A former Central Southland man today takes command of a Royal New Zealand Air Force squadron poised to retire the UH-1 and introduce the NH90

Source: Southland Times, 12-Dec-10

Van Horn Aviation expands dealer network into Canada

Van Horn Aviation expands dealer network into Canada

TEMPE, Ariz., December 8, 2010 – Composite tail rotor blade manufacturer Van Horn Aviation (VHA) recently added two Canadian companies as authorized dealers for its composite tail rotor blades. AOG Heli Services (www.aogheliservices.com) based at Norman Rogers Airport in Kingston, Ontario, and Avialta Helicopter Maintenance Ltd. (www.avialta.com) based at Villeneuve Airport in Edmonton, Alberta, have… Read more »

Source: Van Horn Aviation, 09-Dec-10

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Yemen buys four Huey IIs with training and support package

Yemen buys four Huey IIs with training and support package

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (December 6, 2010) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, was awarded a $27M contract to provide the Yemen government with a comprehensive mission package to support military requirements. The package includes: four commercially designated Huey II aircraft, pilot and maintenance training, spares, special tooling and dedicated service representatives. “This… Read more »

Source: Bell, 07-Dec-10

More surplus UH-1s en route to the Philippines

More surplus UH-1s en route to the Philippines

The Philippine air force will receive five used Bell UH-1 transport helicopters under a deal facilitated by the US Army Security Assistance Comman

Source: Flightglobal, 25-Nov-10

UH-1 to go on display at Ocean City airport

UH-1 to go on display at Ocean City airport

Ocean City council have funded the transportation of the UH-1 from Pennsylvania on the basis that Ocean City Aviation Association reimburses them over time

Source: Ocean City Today, 21-Nov-10

Projects Unlimited awarded $43M contract for work on V-22 and H-1 Programs

Projects Unlimited awarded $43M contract for work on V-22 and H-1 Programs

Projects Unlimited, Inc., announced today that it has been awarded a contract to build Flight Control Computers, Ice Protection Control Units and Wiring Integration Remote Terminal Assemblies in support of the H-1 and V-22 helicopters for Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. The contracts, which have an aggregate… Read more »

Source: Projects Unlimited, 22-Oct-10

US Navy/Marines newest weapon system GAU-21 deploys with UH-1Y

US Navy/Marines newest weapon system GAU-21 deploys with UH-1Y

Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. — The Navy and Marine Corps newest .50 caliber weapon system, the GAU-21, began its initial deployment with UH-1Y helicopters in September. The Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA-169), based at Camp Pendleton, Calif., is the first squadron to deploy with GAU-21 mounted on the UH-1Y Hueys. “We… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 20-Oct-10

RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre acquires UH-1

RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre acquires UH-1

Iroquois helicopter A2-771 was delivered by truck to the RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre yesterday.

Source: Queensland Times, 20-Oct-10

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03-Oct-10 Bell UH-1 General Diaz, Paraguay

Helicopter was on third and last day providing EMS support to the Rally Chaco. Descended after reported bird strike. Photos show the tail boom was broken, likely severed by the main blades

03-Oct-10

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03-Oct-10 41720 Bell UH-1 Yao, Japan

It was taking a test flight after a regular maintenance check and was hovering when it crashed, the GSDF said.

03-Oct-10

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Northrop Grumman partners with US Navy to advance rotorcraft development

Northrop Grumman partners with US Navy to advance rotorcraft development

Northrop Grumman has partnered with the U.S. Naval Aviation Center for Rotorcraft Advancement (NACRA) to provide its Digital Avionics Suite technology for retrofitting NACRA’s UH-1N helicopter as an avionics test bed for future rotary wing hardware and software developments. Northrop Grumman is supplying NACRA with a stand-alone Digital Avionics Suite and integration support for installing… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 30-Sep-10

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Projects Unlimited awarded wiring contract for UH-1Y and AH-1Z programs

Projects Unlimited awarded wiring contract for UH-1Y and AH-1Z programs

Projects Unlimited, Inc. announced that it has been awarded a contract to build Wiring Integrated Assemblies in support of the UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopter for Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. The contract, which exceeds $9.8 million dollars, continues Projects Unlimited, Inc.’s manufacturing role to include wiring integrated… Read more »

16-Sep-10

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US to help Vietnam upgrade old Hueys

US to help Vietnam upgrade old Hueys

The United States is set to help Vietnam upgrade iconic UH-1 “Huey” helicopters left behind at the end of their war, a senior U.S. Defense Department official said.

Source: Reuters, 14-Sep-10

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Philippine Air Force grounds Huey fleet

Philippine Air Force grounds Huey fleet

The entire fleet of Philippine Air Force UH-1Hs has been grounded by following the incident last Friday wherein one of their choppers was engulfed in flames after making an emergency landing in Ilocos Norte (details here)

Source: Manila Bulletin, 12-Sep-10

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12-Sep-10 UH-1 Buchloe, Germany

12-Sep-10

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Bell awarded $12M contract for H-1 upgrade program

Bell awarded $12M contract for H-1 upgrade program

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $12,246,216 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide technical and logistics services and products in support of H-1 helicopters upgrade program.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (96 percent), and Afghanistan (4 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2010.  Contract funds… Read more »

Source: US Dept of Defense, 10-Sep-10

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10-Sep-10 Bell UH-1H Barangay Nagrebcan, Philippines

10-Sep-10

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Dart announces TC approval for Bell 205/212/412 cable cutters

Dart announces TC approval for Bell 205/212/412 cable cutters

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their subsidiary partner Apical Industries has received Transport Canada approval of their Cable Cutters Kits for the Bell model 204B, 205A, 205A-1, 205B, 212, 214B, 214B-1, 412  and 412EP helicopters.  FAA and EASA approvals have been previously received. Apical’s Cable Cutters Kits provide a means of protecting… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 30-Aug-10

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Three Huey IIs delivered to US Customs & Border Protection

Three Huey IIs delivered to US Customs & Border Protection

Drug smugglers and illegal aliens face a more difficult future, as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Air and Marine has just expanded and increased the capabilities of its helicopter fleet. ARINC Engineering Services, LLC, recently completed the delivery of three upgraded Huey II helicopters to the Office of Air and Marine… Read more »

Source: ARINC, 30-Aug-10

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New Castleberry gyro has 56 unit advance order from Colombian National Police

New Castleberry gyro has 56 unit advance order from Colombian National Police

Austin, TX based Castleberry Instruments & Avionics is proud to introduce the new 900-23 EH series front mounted Gyro. In cooperation with CCE Inc. Castleberry Instruments & Avionics has completed agreement to update fleet of 56 Colombian National Police (Anti Narcotics unit) UH-1H Helicopters. This latest addition gyro further compliments Castleberry’s group of Fixed Wing… Read more »

Source: Castleberry Instruments, 26-Aug-10

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16-Aug-10 N….. Bell UH-1 Warrenton, US-Virginia

16-Aug-10

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USMC prepare residents for V-22, AH-1 and UH-1s in Hawaii

USMC prepare residents for V-22, AH-1 and UH-1s in Hawaii

The Department of the Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the basing and operation of MV-22 tiltrotor Osprey aircraft and H-1 Cobra and Huey attack helicopters in support of III Marine Expeditionary Force elements stationed in Hawai’i. Because the squadrons would train on land owned or controlled by the… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 11-Aug-10

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Montana Dept of Natural Resources buys five AKV Cycle Counters for fleet

Montana Dept of Natural Resources buys five AKV Cycle Counters for fleet

The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) has joined the growing list of customers supported by DART Helicopter Services.  DART is a leader in production and global distribution of more than 3,000 certified helicopter accessories and components.  Montana DNRC recently ordered five AKV cycle counter systems for its five Bell UH-1 fire-fighting and… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 10-Aug-10

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08-Aug-10 (Serial TBA) Bell UH-1N Butte, US-Montana

08-Aug-10

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Dart wins FAA Certification for UH-1 Complete Landing Gear

Dart wins FAA Certification for UH-1 Complete Landing Gear

Dart Helicopter Services’ affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received FAA approval to add certain UH-1 model aircraft to their existing STC’s covering landing gear components. The UH-1 models included are those that have been FAA certified per FAR21.25(a)(2) for civil use. The STC currently lists the following models as approved: UH-1A UH-1B UH-1E UH-1F… Read more »

23-Jul-10

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Bell continues to increase H-1 production

Bell continues to increase H-1 production

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, continues to ramp up its production of H-1 helicopters after receiving a $546 million contract in June for the manufacture and delivery of Lot 7 of the U.S. Marine Corps H-1 Upgrade program. The contract includes 18 UH-1Y utility helicopters and 11 AH-1Z attack helicopters. Final assembly… Read more »

Source: Bell, 19-Jul-10

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Australian Army Iroquois choppers become national treasures

Australian Army Iroquois choppers become national treasures

Greg Combet, Minister for Defence Materiel and Science announced today in Townsville that a squadron of Army helicopters will soon be dispatched to towns across the nation. Mr Combet said a squadron of 11 Iroquois helicopters, which graced our skies for more than four decades, would be made local tourist attractions in Townsville and eight… Read more »

Source: Australian Military, 16-Jul-10

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Huey Helicopter Pilots Reunite In San Diego

Huey Helicopter Pilots Reunite In San Diego

Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association’s reunion included a 4th July parade

Source: 10 News, 07-Jul-10

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Philippines airforce to spend $150 mln on upgrades

Philippines airforce to spend $150 mln on upgrades

Lieutenant-General Oscar Rabena said the airforce would get 15 combat utility and night-capable helicopters, 10 refurbished UH-1H helicopters, a long-range maritime patrol plane, a refurbished C-130 transport, basic trainer jets and long-range radar systems.

Source: Reuters AlertNet, 06-Jul-10

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06-Jul-10 FAB-749 Bell UH-1H Churo Ayopaya, Bolivia (1F)

06-Jul-10

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Bell details activities at Farnborough International Airshow

Bell details activities at Farnborough International Airshow

Bell Helicopter will display its latest commercial helicopter, the 429, at the Farnborough International Airshow from July 19-23, 2010, at Farnborough Airport, United Kingdom. Media activities during the show regarding Bell Helicopter products will include: H-1 HelicopterPress Conference Monday, July 19 10.00hrs local time Cody Room, Farnborough Media Centre V-22 Tilt Rotor Press Conference Monday,… Read more »

Source: Bell, 01-Jul-10

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Marine Light Attack Squadron 773 arrives at Robins AFB

Marine Light Attack Squadron 773 arrives at Robins AFB

The first two helicopters of the Marine Light Attack Squadron 773 — an AH-1W Super Cobra and a UH-1N Huey — arrived at Robins recently. Seven additional helicopters will be following in the coming days and weeks.

Source: Macon, 25-Jun-10

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24-Jun-10 N205KS Bell UH-1H Santa Barbara, US-California

24-Jun-10

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FAA certifies increased hover performance for Bell UH-1 FastFin

FAA certifies increased hover performance for Bell UH-1 FastFin

Everett, Wash., May 27, 2010 — The Federal Aviation Administration has certified increased hover performance for UH-1H helicopters equipped with the FastFinâ„¢ Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System and Lycoming T53-13B engines. FAA certified data shows that operators who install FastFin on their UH-1 helicopters (with Lycoming T53-13B engines) may increase their useful load by… Read more »

Source: BLR Aerospace, 27-May-10

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25-Apr-10 NZ-3806 Bell UH-1 Pukerua Bay, New Zealand (3F)

25-Apr-10

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Aviatrix acquires Erickson Air-Crane’s UH-1 parts inventory

Aviatrix acquires Erickson Air-Crane’s UH-1 parts inventory

Aviatrix, Inc. of Sherwood, Oregon recently acquired Erickson Air-Crane’s Bell inventory to add to the 250,000 items that they represent. Aviatrix is a world-class aerospace parts supplier with a foundation built on customer service and quality. Aviatrix offers years of experience in the aerospace industry and is nationally recognized for supplying critical parts in a… Read more »

Source: Aviatrix, 28-Feb-10

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U.S. Helicopter completing $14 million government contract

Company officials said workers spent about a year converting a former U.S. Army UH-1 Huey airframe into a Bell Huey II for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Source: Dothan Eagle, 27-Feb-10

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05-Feb-10 FAB-8689 Bell UH-1H Campo Grande, Brazil

04-Feb-10

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Haiti – 22nd MEU heads out with UH-1 and CH-53 helicopters

Haiti – 22nd MEU heads out with UH-1 and CH-53 helicopters

In addition to three Navy ships, the MEU will deploy with CH-53E Super Stallion and UH-1 Huey helicopters, as well as 7-ton trucks, forklifts and other earth-moving equipment, supplies and water purification instruments.

Source: JD News, 15-Jan-10

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FAA issues unapproved parts notification – UH-1H high skid tubes from Isolair

FAA issues unapproved parts notification – UH-1H high skid tubes from Isolair

No.: 2010 – 20080616008 Date: January 11, 2010 AFFECTED PRODUCTS: High Cross Tubes, Part number 9002 installed on UH-1H model helicopters

11-Jan-10

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USAF restarts search for UH-1N replacement

USAF restarts search for UH-1N replacement

The United States Air Force has restarted its search for Common Vertical Lift Support Platform (CVLSP).  The programme will replace USAF’s fleet of aging Bell UH-1Ns which ard currently used to guard the country’s ICBM silos, fly VIPs and carry out a range of utility and support missions.

Source: Rotorhub, 07-Jan-10

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Marine Corps to put new machine guns in UH-1Y Venom

Marine Corps to put new machine guns in UH-1Y Venom

Eventually, all Marine and Navy assault support rotary wing aircraft will be equipped with the M3M FN Herstal GAU-21 .50-caliber machine gun.

Source: Marine Corps Times, 06-Jan-10

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23-Dec-09 VH-UHD Bell TH-1F Eugowra, NSW, Australia

23-Dec-09

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US Marine Corps UH-1Ys With Northrop Grumman Integrated Cockpit Deploy to Afghanistan

US Marine Corps UH-1Ys With Northrop Grumman Integrated Cockpit Deploy to Afghanistan

Northrop Grumman’s Integrated Avionics System and the company’s integration support were key elements in preparing the UH-1Y Venom helicopters for deployment to Afghanistan recently with the U.S. Marine Corps Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367.

Source: Northrop Grumman, 09-Dec-09

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04-Dec-09 (Serial TBA) UH-1 Samandira, Turkey

04-Dec-09

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Merced sheriff adds Huey helicopter to its air arsenal

Sheriff’s officials announced their plans this month to add a 1973 UH-1H Bell Helicopter to the department’s aviation unit. The Huey is a donation from the California Emergency Management Agency

Source: Merced Sun-Star, 20-Nov-09

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Goodbye old friend: Huey retires after 30 years of service

After more than 30 years of faithful service, the old is replaced by the new, with the entrance of  the new Huey,  the UH-1Y ‘Venom’.

Source: US Marine Corps, 05-Nov-09

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26-Oct-09 (Serial TBA) Bell UH-1N Helmand Province, Afghanistan (2F)

26-Oct-09

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Bell celebrates groundbreaking of new H-1 Flight Hanger

Bell Helicopter is celebrating the groundbreaking for their new H-1 Flight Hanger right now. The ceremony is taking place at the company’s Amarillo plant near Rick Husband International Airport.

Source: Connect Amarillo, 14-Oct-09

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06-Oct-09 Bell UH-1H of Argentine Air Force at Lomitas Airport, Argentina

06-Oct-09

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Vector Aerospace awarded Bell UH-1 maintenance fixture certification & dynamic component overhaul approval

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America has received Bell Helicopter approval for both its UH-1 airframe maintenance fixture as well as for the repair and overhaul for UH-1 dynamic components at its Andalusia, Alabama helicopter maintenance operation.

Source: RotorNews, 24-Sep-09

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Royal New Zealand Air Force start to retire UH-1

Royal New Zealand Air Force start to retire UH-1

Two of the force’s 14 Iroquois helicopters have been put into storage in a hangar at Ohakea Air Base but could be returned to flying within a day if needed.

Source: TVNZ, 22-Sep-09

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Rhode Island National Guard bids farewell to the its workhorse helicopter of 50 years

Members of the R.I. Army National Guard bade farewell Sunday to their remaining UH-1 “Huey” helicopters during an afternoon ceremony at the Quonset Air National Guard Base.

Source: Providence Journal, 21-Sep-09

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20-Sep-09 FAB-704 Bell UH-1H Chimoré Mayu, Bolivia

20-Sep-09

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Kaman Awarded $53M Composites Contract From Bell Helicopter

Kaman Awarded $53M Composites Contract From Bell Helicopter

Kaman Aerospace has been awarded a five-year contract with a potential value of $53 million to build composite helicopter blade skins and skin core assemblies for Bell Helicopters. Under the terms of the contract, Kaman will provide 18 different assemblies for H1, 406, 407, 412, 427, 429, 430 and BA609 aircraft.

Source: Kaman, 10-Sep-09

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Afghanistan-bound HMLA-367 to Bring New Huey to the Fight

Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367 will be the first squadron to utilize the Bell UH-1Y “Yankee” while conducting combat operations in support of the ground combat element and other coalition forces in Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan.

Source: Defence Talk, 10-Sep-09

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Colorado Army National Guard bids farewell to Hueys

Only five Hueys remain in the Colorado Army National Guard fleet, but Tuesday the aircraft earned a final salute during a ceremonial fly-by at the High Altitude Army Training Site at the Eagle County Regional Airport.

Source: Vail Daily, 09-Sep-09

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Vector Aerospace Awarded Brazilian Air Force H-1H Helicopter Support Contract

Vector Aerospace announced that it has awarded a contract by the Brazilian Air Force in support of its fleet of Bell H-1H helicopters valued at approximately $15M USD over a five year period.

Source: Vector Aerospace, 20-Aug-09

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UH-1Ys “Yankees” Complete 1st Deployment

Three new Bell UH-1Y “Yankee” helicopters, attached to Marine Medium Helicopter (HMM) Squadron 163 (Reinforced) returned from a six-month deployment aboard USS Boxer (LHD-4) to Camp Pendleton, Aug. 1,

Source: DefPro, 15-Aug-09

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Roscoe Police Department Adds Second Helicopter To Fleet

Source: WIFR, 29-Jul-09

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New Zealand’s UH-1 ‘Hueys’ in amphibious debut

Source: Flightglobal, 24-Jul-09

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Orange County Fire Authority Premier SkyBOOKS Lite User

Source: Skybooks, 22-Jul-09

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15-Jul-09 Bell UH-1H Derekarabag, Bolvadin County, Turkey

15-Jul-09

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30-Jun-09 (Serial TBA) Bell TH-1H Fort Rucker, US-Alabama

Source: US Army, 30-Jun-09

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Hueys, Super Cobras expected back by July

Source: Marine Corps Times, 17-Jun-09

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California Fire Dept Equips Hueys with Engine Cycle Counters from Dart Helicopter Services

Source: Vertical, 11-Jun-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: UH-1 of California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection

Source: Airliners.net, 05-Jun-09

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Video Profile: Northwest Helicopters

Source: Aero TV, 22-May-09

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13-May-09 N843M Bell UH-1 Richvale, US-California

13-May-09 N843M Bell UH-1 Richvale, US-California

13-May-09

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Bell will pay to repair Marine copter gearboxes damaged by faulty component

Source: Star Telegram, 06-May-09

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California National Guard bids farewell to Huey

Source: California National Guard, 05-May-09

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Navair grounds six UH-1Y and one AH-1Z helicopters

Navair grounds six UH-1Y and one AH-1Z helicopters

Navair issues temporary grounding bulletin on six UH-1Y Hueys and one AH-1Z Cobra due to extensive damage to the main rotor gearbox on two of the new Hueys.

Source: Aviation Week, 02-May-09

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FlightSafety’s TH-1H Weapon System Trainer Certified by the US Air Force

Source: FlightSafety, 24-Apr-09

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US Air Force airmen, Marines work together to test-load helicopters

US Air Force airmen, Marines work together to test-load helicopters

Playing a game of inches, a team of Airmen and Marines worked together April 20 to test-load two Marine helicopters into a C-5C Galaxy. The UH-1Y is used to carry Marines and supplies to forward operating locations. The AH-1Z is used to provide overwatch and show of force for coalition troops.

Source: US Air Force, 23-Apr-09

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Eagle 1 volunteers cited for lofty ambitions, including Sikorsky’s Pino

Source: Connecticut Post, 22-Apr-09

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