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Tue, Sep 16, 2014

EASA Certifies Bombardier's Learjet 70 And 75 Bizjets

Granted Full Type Certification Clearing The Way For European Deliveries To Begin

EASA has granted full certification to Bombardier for the Learjet 70 and Learjet 75, clearing the way for European deliveries to begin.

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Tue, Sep 16, 2014

Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu Releases Charter Flight Records

Apologizes For Improper Use Of Taxpayers Money

Louisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu has released the results of an internal investigation which showed she had improperly used $33,700 of taxpayer's money for campaign charter flights since 2002. The Senator issued an apology along with the investigation results, and reportedly wrote a check for the amount to the U.S. Treasury.

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Tue, Sep 16, 2014

Cochise County Sheriff Helo Makes 'Hard Landing'

Pilot And Passenger Walked Away, But Aircraft Tail Rotor Is Missing

Normally, a "hard landing" would not likely be an event that would make the news ... but when it's a helicopter missing its tail rotor and part of the boom ... well that's pretty noteworthy. And the best news is the pilot and passenger aboard the Cochise County, AZ sheriff's department helicopter walked away from the "hard landing" southwest of Tombstone, AZ Friday morning.

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Tue, Sep 16, 2014

UAVs Participate At Reno For The First Time

Several Events Specifically For Unmanned Aircraft Held In 'Drone Zone'

There was a new class of aircraft at the National Championship Air Races in Reno last week ... and the pilots for those aircraft kept their feet firmly on the ground.

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Tue, Sep 16, 2014

Igor Sikorsky's VS-300 Helicopter Transformed Aviation

First Flight Occurred 75 Years Ago

Sikorsky Aircraft this past weekend marked 75 years of modern helicopter flight that began September 14, 1939, when 50-year-old chief designer and chief test pilot Igor Sikorsky lifted off the ground to tabletop height in an experimental helicopter designated the VS-300.

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Tue, Sep 16, 2014

Gone West: Past HAI chairman Vernon E. Albert

Was Also A Former PHI Vice President And Chief Pilot

Past HAI chairman and former PHI vice president and chief pilot Vernon E. Albert passed away on September 11 after a long battle with cancer. He was 72.

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Tue, Sep 16, 2014

Boeing To Explore Assisting Sky-Watch On Danish UAV Project

Will Develop A New Type Of VTOL Unmanned Aircraft

Boeing and Danish company Sky-Watch have signed an agreement that will enable Boeing to explore assisting the company in its development of a new type of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) under a project supported by the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation.

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Tue, Sep 16, 2014

Royal Family Posts Help Wanted Sign For Helicopter Pilot

The Job Of 'Aircraft Captain' Pays North Of $127,000

The British Monarchy has posted an open position on its official website for an "aircraft captain" whose duties would be to fly helicopters for the Queen and other members of the Royal family.

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Tue, Sep 16, 2014

Lawyer: Airplane Type Involved In Texas Accident Has A History Of Engine Issues

Day Care Company CEO Fatally Injured In Accident Last Week

The type of airplane involved in an accident last Wednesday that fatally injured the CEO of a chain of day care centers in Texas has a history of engine issues, according to a lawyer who is also a licensed pilot.

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Tue, Sep 16, 2014

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AD NUMBER: 2014-07-04R1

PRODUCT: Certain Sikorsky Model S-92A helicopters.

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