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Thu, Oct 30, 2014

King Air Down At Wichita Mid-Continent Airport

Aircraft Impacted Flight Safety International Building, Two Fatally Injured, Five Missing

A Beechcraft King Air with one person on board went down on departure Thursday morning at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, KS, impacting the Flight Safety International Building.

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014

SC, OR Legislators Fight To Keep USCG SAR Helos

Coast Guard Would Remove Two From Charleston, SC, One From Newport, OR

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has proposed removing two Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopters from its base in Charleston, SC, as well as one from Newport, OR, and that plan is not sitting well with three U.S. Senators ... or the U.S. Marine Corps.

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014

ACSF Names New Member To Board Of Governors

NBAA Executive Mark Larsen Tapped For The Post

The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) has named Mark Larsen, NBAA senior manager of safety & flight operations to the its Board of Governors.

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014

New Ship-Based UAS Set For Development

Airbus Defense And Space Signs Cooperation Agreement With DCNS For The Development Of TANAN Aircraft

As part of the 2014 Euronaval exhibition, Airbus Defense and Space and DCNS signed a cooperation agreement on Tuesday in Paris to develop a ship-based helicopter UAS capability.

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014

U.K. Ministry Of Defense Makes $2.42 Billion Air Traffic Management Deal

Contract Awarded To Joint Venture Between Thales And NATS

AQUILA, a joint venture between Thales and NATS, has been awarded the £1.5 billion (approx. $2.42 billion) contract, which is expected to save U.K. taxpayers up to £1 billion (approx $1.6 billion) over the next 22 years.

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Drone Aviation's 'Blimp In A Box' Joins Search For Pennsylvania Fugitive

Police Use BiB Aerial Platform In Ongoing Manhunt

A tethered aerostat developed by Drone Aviation based in Jacksonville, FL has been deployed by Pennsylvania police in the Pocono Mountains on the border of Pike and Monroe Counties where alleged cop-killer Eric Frein is thought to be hiding in a heavily forested area.

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Third Quarter Lightspeed Headset Winners Announced

EAA Members Become Eligible When They Take A Young Eagle Flying

The EAA has announced the third quarter winners of its ongoing Lightspeed Headset rewards program. Tom Bucci (EAA 718064) of Vacaville, CA and Chris Hope (EAA 266185) of Kansas City, MO are the third quarter drawing winners of Lightspeed Zulu headsets provided for eligible Young Eagles pilots by Lightspeed Aviation. Both Bucci and Hope were automatically entered by returning Young Eagles flight registration forms for flights completed in the third quarter 2014.

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Insitu Announces ScanEagle 2

The Next Generation Of The ScanEagle Platform

The next generation of the ScanEagle platform has been introduced by Insitu at the Euronaval Exhibition and Conference in Paris.

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Summit Air Ambulance Takes Delivery Of Its First AW119Kx

Aircraft Will Support Operations In The Northwest U.S.

Summit Air Ambulance of Idaho has taken delivery of their first AW119Kx, an EMS equipped helicopter that will support their operations in the Northwest United States. The delivery of a second AW119Kx will soon follow, and both helicopters will join several AW109 Power helicopters already in service with Summit, in addition to a fleet of fixed-wing aircraft.

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014

North American Sheriffs Expand Fleets With Bell 407GXs

Two Departments Purchase One Helicopter Each

Two North American sheriff aviation departments have opted to expand their aviation fleets with the purchase of Bell 407GXs.

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