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April 22, 2009

Placer County Sheriff's Department To Operate AS350B3

Will Expand Mission Capability

The Placer County Sheriff's Department took delivery of an AS350B3 helicopter from American Eurocopter this week (like the bird that summitted Everest some time ago... shown below). This delivery marks the department's move from military surplus to a multi-mission helicopter that will be used for a variety of law enforcement, firefighting and search & rescue missions.

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Rockwell Collins Signs On With ICG To Offer Nxtlink Iridium Transceivers

New Offering Delivers Reliable Voice And Data Communications Over Iridium Network

ICG has concluded an agreement to provide Rockwell Collins a version of the ICG NxtLink Iridium communications systems for Air Transport customers. Rockwell Collins is marketing the devices as the IRT 2110 (Dual Channel) and IRT 2120 (Tri Channel) Iridium systems.

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Aero-TV: Jack Pelton At AEA 2009 -- Addressing Industry Issues

Jack Defends Aviation and Defines A Proper Response For Critics

Say what you will, but these days Cessna CEO and C-195 aficionado, Jack Pelton, is a man with a mission. Sick and tired of watching an industry he loves victimized by misinformation and prejudice, Jack has come out swinging... and the man knows how to take on his foes. At the recently concluded AEA 2009 Convention and tradeshow, Jack was a featured speaker. He spoke to attendees about “Weathering the Storm,” and received a very positive response from an admittedly sympathetic crowd.





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