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Entries for June 2015


The Economist

Chop-chop
The Economist
The first is its set of two rotors, mounted one on top of the other and turning in opposite directions around a central shaft???much like the radio-controlled helicopters sold in toy shops. The second is ... A helicopter also uses its blades to provide ...


CNN

From power tools to helicopters: Amazing prison escapes
CNN
Apparently, helicopter escapes are popular among French inmates. And Pascal Payet didn't flee into the sky just once -- he did it three times, according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. The Frenchman first used a helicopter to flee from a ...

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Airbus Helicopters Wins Support Contract For German H145M Military Rotorcraft
Defenseworld.net
Airbus Helicopters announced today that it has won a full-service contract for the new H145M rotorcraft from the German Air Force this year. This seven-year co-operative support and services agreement will ensure optimal availability, reliability and ...

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Flightglobal

India picks Ka-226T as RSH rotorcraft
Flightglobal
The decision taken by New Delhi's Defence Acquisition Council on 13 May to manufacture Russia's Kamov Ka-226T "Sergei" light helicopter in India brings to a close a long and torturous saga to procure 197 reconnaissance and surveillance helicopters ...

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Rotorcraft Pro Media Network Awards Survey Respondents
PR.com (press release)
Fort White, FL, May 12, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Leading helicopter media company Rotorcraft Pro Media Network (RPMN) recently published its inaugural U.S. Pilot Salary & Benefits Survey in the May 2015 issue of Rotorcraft Pro magazine. It was the first ...


Helicopters allowed to fly to Hamptons-for now
CNBC
New rules were scheduled to take effect Monday that put an evening curfew on noisy helicopters at East Hampton and limited each helicopter to one takeoff and landing per week. Local residents had imposed the rules after complaining about noise from the ...


The New Yorker

Credit Illustration by Tom Bachtell
The New Yorker
As Memorial Day approached, Hamptons residents girded themselves for seasonal headaches: traffic jams, guys in tank tops, the Kardashians. For the next few weeks, at least, another irritant will remain: helicopter noise. The East Hampton Airport, long ...

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Buffalo News

Homegrown helicopters provide many reasons to celebrate
Buffalo News
The H130 helicopters that were built are the quietest on the market. They're able to carry up to seven passengers and are air-conditioned with ample legroom. Luc Pilon, CEO of Niagara Helicopters, called it ???the helicopter version of executive first ...
Airbus Helicopters and Niagara Helicopters announced new partnershipTimes of Fort Erie
Niagara Helicopter, Airbus partnership takes flightNiagarathisweek.com
Niagara Helicopters expands fleet with four new H130sVertical Magazine (press release)
CHCH News -Bullet News Niagara
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Fortune

This 'Uber for helicopters' startup just flew into a fight over noise
Fortune
Some New Yorkers have a great trick to beat Memorial Day traffic: They pull up an app to summon Blade, an Uber-style helicopter service that whisks passengers to posh destinations like the Hamptons. The trip is made more pleasant thanks to sippy cups ...

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KHON2

Honolulu Fire Department helicopters out of commission pending maintenance
KHON2
An important rescue tool is missing in action. Both of the Honolulu Fire Department's helicopters are out of commission. KHON started asking questions after noticing that the Honolulu Police Department's helicopter was being used to help rescue an ...

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U.S. Bell helicopters to be assembled in Russia despite sanctions
Russia Beyond the Headlines
The Urals Civil Aviation Plant (UZGA) has signed a contract with the U.S. company Bell Helicopter on assembling helicopters in Russia, which have traditionally been absent from the product-mix offered by the Russian aircraft manufacturing sector ...
Sanction Busting: US Bell Helicopter Inks Deal for Russian AssemblySputnik International
Russian Helicopters Ka-226T gets IAC AR certificateShephard Media

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Fox News

US, Indian, Nepali helicopters searching for missing Marine chopper
Fox News
U.S., Indian and Nepali military helicopters and a drone were combing the dense forests of Nepal Thursday for signs of a Marine helicopter that vanished while delivering aid to the quake-ravaged nation. The Huey helicopter ??? carrying six Marines and ...
Search continues for US helicopter missing in NepalCNN
Krista Mahr and Ross Adkin, ReutersLondon Free Press

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Vertical Magazine (press release)

Airbus Helicopters unveils H160 prototype
Vertical Magazine (press release)
The H160 ??? which was known by the code name ???X4??? prior to its Heli-Expo debut earlier this year ??? is a twin-engine, 5.5- to six-tonne aircraft that will occupy the space between the H145 and the H175 in Airbus Helicopters' product range. It features ...

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Breaking Defense

What's In A Name? Is Sikorsky's S-97 A Helicopter?
Breaking Defense
In fact, Miller said, the S-97 will do things helicopters ???cannot even dream of doing in the future??? and therefore ???cannot be viewed as (simply) a replacement for a helicopter.??? The S-97 ???is a fundamentally different capability than what an Apache will ...

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NBCNews.com

US Marine Huey Helicopter's Wreckage Is Found in Nepal: Officials
NBCNews.com
KATHMANDU, Nepal ??? There do not appear to be any survivors of a U.S. Marine helicopter crash in Nepal, officials said Friday, as the recovery effort was called off due to difficult conditions. The chopper ??? which had six Americans and two Nepalese ...
Missing US Marine Helicopter Is Found in Nepal, Official SaysNew York Times
PACOM: Missing Marine helicopter in Nepal not spottedMarine Corps Times
Marines Release Identities of Six Dead in Nepal Helicopter CrashUSNI News
Reuters -ABC News -Los Angeles Times
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