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Thu, Apr 24, 2014

Bell Helicopter Announces Purchase Agreement With Xinjang Tianyun

Chinese General Aviation Company To Acquire A New Bell 407GX

Bell Helicopter has signed a purchase agreement with Xinjang Tianyun General Aviation Company for a new Bell 407GX, further increasing Bell Helicopter’s presence in China. The aircraft will be used for sightseeing tours, VIP transport and agriculture support.

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Thu, Apr 24, 2014

NBAA Names Recipients Of Maintenance Scholarships

Promotes Technical Education And Training For Maintenance Personnel In BizAv

The Maintenance Committee of the NBAA is awarding the 2014 Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarships (TRACS) at the Association’s Maintenance Management Conference, opening today in Tampa, FL. With the Maintenance TRACS awards in hand, these recipients will be able to attend model-specific courses at training centers offering aircraft, engine and avionics instruction.

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Thu, Apr 24, 2014

Arcturus Unveils JUMP Fixed Wing VTOL UAV

Additional Vertical Lift Motors Attached To Company's Existing Aircraft

Arcturus UAV has unveiled a new vertical takeoff and landing system for their T-20 and T-16 fixed wing UAVs

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

EASA Certifies Airbus Helicopters’ EC225 Gear Shaft Redesign

Company Says The Modifications Eliminate Factors That Led To North Sea Ditchings

The redesigned vertical bevel gear shaft for Airbus Helicopters’ EC225 has been certified, enabling its production and installation on all rotorcraft of this type in operation globally, as well as those being produced. Certification was granted by EASA and is to be followed by validation from other international airworthiness authorities.

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Industry Leader In UAVs To Helm New FAA-Approved Test Site

Rose Mooney Tapped To Lead Effort At Virginia Tech

A trailblazer in the field of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) has been chosen to lead one of the six federally approved test sites working to safely introduce unmanned aircraft into the national airspace.

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Texas EquuSearch Files Suit Against FAA

Says UAVs Have Been Operated As 'Model Aircraft', Not Used For Commercial Purposes

Texas EquuSearch, the nonprofit organization that was recently smacked down by the FAA for using an unmanned aircraft for volunteer search-and-rescue missions, has filed a lawsuit against the administration Monday, stating its use of UAS is not in violation of the law.

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

NTSB Releases Factual Report In 2012 VA Helo Accident

Bell 407 Went Down In A Lake Resulting In Pilot's Fatal Injury

The NTSB has released a factual report detailing an accident that occurred August 24, 2012 near Abingdon, VA. The accident fatally injured the Airline Transport-rated pilot of the Bell 407 that impacted the water at South Holston Lake on a personal flight.

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Goodyear Reveals Ten Finalists For Name The Blimp Contest

Nearly 15,000 Unique Entries Received By The Tiremaker For Its New Icon

After receiving nearly 15,000 unique submissions for its national "Name the Blimp" contest, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has selected 10 finalist names for its newest blimp. The finalist names were chosen based on multiple criteria.

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

FAA Grants STC For Bell 407 Polycarbonate Windshield

Designed As A Replacement Kit For Existing Models

The FAA has granted an STC to Bell Helicopter for its new Bell 407 polycarbonate windshield, which will be distributed exclusively through its Aeronautical Accessories brand.

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