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Entries for December 2014

Forecast International Sees Sales Opportunities in Declining Light Military ...
GlobeNewswire (press release)
NEWTOWN, Conn., Nov. 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Based on data derived from its Platinum 2.0 Forecast System??, defense intelligence provider Forecast International says that the light military rotorcraft market has entered a period that will see annual ...

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Prince George Citizen

Helicopter sector a bellwether for regional economy
Prince George Citizen
"The helicopter industry is in sad shape," said Pete McGill, president and chief pilot at Aberdeen Helicopters. "The resource industry is down. The oil patch is slow because of low oil prices, the mining industry is slow as well because of their lower ...

Rotorcraft industry plans for an easier ride
Financial Times
And a surprisingly common phrase used for what happens when a helicopter crashes is that it ???beats itself to death???. The path to making rotorcraft vibrate less ??? therefore giving both occupants and components an easier time ??? has many different routes.


Spain takes first NH90 helicopter and enhanced Tigers
Spain has received its first NH Industries (NHI) NH90 troop transport helicopter, part of its reduced order for 22 of the type. Handed over at the Airbus Helicopters plant in Albacete, which assembled the helicopter, the NH90 is also the 50th to be ...

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LORD MicroStrain Wins Manufacturing Leadership Award
Robotics Tomorrow
It was developed in the initial phase of a project under its Rotorcraft Technology Validation Program, which aimed at development and testing of a wireless, self-powered sensor node that could operate on the main rotor rotating swashplate." The goal of ...

Suit: Olivehurst helicopter company in tangled web
Rice's CEO, Robert Rice, went to the Philippines last year to conclude the deal and was told "Nguyen was not qualified to represent Rice in the purchase and sale of the helicopters and was not an agent of the United States or a lawyer, and that the ...

International Business Times

Islamic State shoots down helicopter in Iraq
Christian Science Monitor
Baghdad ??? Islamic State group militants shot down an Iraqi military helicopter, officials said Saturday, killing the two pilots onboard and raising fresh concerns about the extremists' ability to attack aircraft amid ongoing U.S.-led coalition ...
Islamic State Militants Shoot Down Iraqi Military Helicopter, Killing Two PilotsInternational Business Times
Iraqi military helicopter shot down by Islamic State near SamarraLos Angeles Times
Islamic State group shoots down Iraqi helicopterWHNS Greenville

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ANALYSIS: EC175 finally arrives just as civil helicopter market slows
It has orders for 16 of the new-generation rotorcraft in place, and intends to have taken at least half by the end of the coming year. Van Hal views the 7.5t EC175 ??? which will see its maximum take-off weight rise to 7.8t by 2016, offering more payload ...

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Army Technology

Airbus Helicopters continues support for German Army pilot training
"At the core of the Airbus Helicopters full service contract is ensuring that on virtually every working day, eleven EC135 aircraft are available on the airfield for training purposes," said Ralf Barnscheidt, the company's head of the Military Support ...
Airbus Helicopters Wins Support Contract for German Army Aviation SchoolAviation Today (subscription)

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Helicopter vandal pleads guilty
Cookeville Herald Citizen
COOKEVILLE ??? An Arizona truck driver who was charged with vandalizing vintage Army helicopters here last month has pleaded guilty of that crime. Robert Franklin Keene, 68, was arrested in early November after he allegedly used a Sharpie-type pen to ...

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Bristow SAR Fleet to Use Broadband Connectivity
Aviation Today (subscription)
[Avionics Today 12-8-2014] Bristow Helicopters is adding broadband connectivity to its fleet of Search and Rescue (SAR) S-92 helicopters. The rotorcraft operator has a new agreement with Iridium to use its speedy OpenPort broadband service via the ...

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Tulsa Helicopter works to minimize noise in neighborhoods while providing ...
By using several different flight routes, Tulsa Helicopter Pilots try to limit traffic through individual neighborhoods. Pilots said they also stay above a 1000 feet, the FAA minimum safe altitude for aircrafts in congested areas. "Now helicopters are ...


Plan to use helicopters in Arizona wilderness draws complaints
A Forest Service proposal would allow helicopter use in designated wilderness areas. Environmental groups say the plan would ruin the solitude of wilderness areas. The Arizona Game and Fish Department would use the helicopters for bighorn sheep ...

Supervisors Approve $11.5 Million Acquisition of Helicopters for Sheriff's Fleet
On a 4-0 vote, the board authorized the sheriff's department to move forward with acquiring two Airbus Astar AS350 helicopters, with one replacing a rotorcraft destroyed in a mishap at Hemet-Ryan Airport in August and the other taking the place of a ...

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Reviving the economy
The Economist (blog)
The idea of a helicopter money drop has been mooted by Milton Friedman and Ben Bernanke, among others. There was a very thoughtful essay about this in Foreign Affairs by Mark Blyth and Eric Lonergan and today, there is a comment piece by Simon ...

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