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March 20, 2013

NTSB To Examine CVR From Indiana Accident

Former Oklahoma University Football Player Was Among Those Fatally Injured

The cockpit voice recorder from a Beech Premier 1 that went down in a residential neighborhood in South Bend, IN, is on its way to an NTSB lab in Washington, D.C., where it will be examined as a key part of the accident investigation. Two people were fatally injured in the accident, and two others on board the plane sustained serious injuries.

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Markey Sponsors UAV Privacy Legislation

Congressman Re-Introduces Drone Legislation As National Debate Continues Over Expanded Use

With tens of thousands of domestic commercial drone licenses expected to be handed out in the coming years, Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-MA), co-Chair of the Bi-Partisan Congressional Privacy Caucus, introduced updated legislation Tuesday he says will "ensure standards for informing the public and establish safeguards to protect the privacy of individuals from expanded use of drones." The bill would require privacy protection provisions relating to data collection and minimization, disclosure, warrant requirements for law enforcement, and enforcement measures in the licensing and operation of drones.

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EC175 Drawing Praise During U.S. Demonstration Tour

New Helo Flown At Stops In Louisiana, Texas, Las Vegas

The Eurocopter EC175’s performance, advanced avionics, handling qualities and operational safety got high marks during a U.S. demonstration tour of this next-generation medium-sized, twin-engine helicopter for airlift providers to the off-shore oil and gas sector, as well as the law enforcement and emergency medical services.

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Canadian Inmates Escape On Hijacked Helicopter

Pilot Was Held Hostage, Both Fugitives Recaptured

A helicopter pilot in Canada who thought he was making a routine sightseeing flight Monday wound up as an unwitting accomplice in a prison break, as he was forced at gunpoint to fly to a prison in Saint Jerome north of Montreal, Canada, and help two inmates escape.

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EASA Certifies Falcon 2000S, Falcon 2000LXS

Approval For 2000 EASy Series Also Granted

EASA has certified the two newest members of the Falcon family of business jets, the 2000S and 2000LXS. Approval from the FAA is expected to follow shortly. Unveiled in May 2011, the Falcon 2000S is the new entry level jet in the Falcon family.

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