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NOVEMBER

Dubai Airshow – November 17-21 2013

  UPDATE: NOVEMBER 21ST 2013 From http://www.dubaiairshow.aero Venue Access update Dubai, 21 November 17:48 The Dubai Airshow exhibition site is closed today Thursday 21 November due to severe weather conditions – for the safety and security of all personnel it was deemed necessary to evacuate the venue. The show site will not re-open today. The show […]

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NOVEMBER

Eurocopter’s EC175 sets two climb records

Press Release Eurocopter’s EC175 sets two climb records, confirming this new helicopter’s performance capabilities Eurocopter’s EC175 – which opens new standards for the medium-sized twin-engine helicopter market segment – has achieved two time-to-climb records, further validating its performance as the rotorcraft’s flight manual is submitted to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as part of […]

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NOVEMBER

Air Methods will Acquire Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

Air Methods Corporation, the global leader in air medical transportation, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the helicopter tour operator Blue Hawaiian Helicopters and its affiliates (“Blue Hawaiian”). Founded in 1985, Blue Hawaiian is one of the world’s largest aerial tour operators and is the premier helicopter tour company […]

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NOVEMBER

New guidelines for safer offshore operations in Canada

The federal government is moving to make offshore helicopter operations in Canada safer. Lisa Raitt, the minister of transport, proposed new guidelines yesterday. In essence, the new rules will prohibit offshore helicopter operations when weather or water conditions make ditching in the water unsafe. In addition, they will require operators to carry emergency underwater breathing […]

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NOVEMBER

Chinook helicopter helps to improve fish habitat

Oregon- A Chinook helicopter, from Columbia Helicopters, relocated an average of 15 or more trees per hour for seven hours at 19 drop sites along the creek, as part of a salmon-friendly project. This project involves large tree trunks strategically placed in Ecola Creek, and is expected to improve fish habitat in the Ecola Creek […]

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NOVEMBER

Ashbourne: New air ambulance helicopter

A NEW air ambulance helicopter could be taking to the skies over Ashbourne after Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance invested in a new state-of-the-art machine. The charity’s new helicopter is equipped with a number of technologically advanced features which increase safety and reduce pilot workload. Compared to the previous model, the new helicopter includes […]

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NOVEMBER

Helicopter 2050 Challenge: winner announced!

Last August, we posted an article about the Helicopter 2050 Challenge. Organized bySikorsky, this contest invited students age 9 to 16 to come up with a vision for a helicopter that helps overcome global challenges! Well Rotornation would like to congratulate Vance Hudson, High School student from Collierville, named grand champion in the national Sikorsky Helicopter 2050 Challenge. Shelby […]

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NOVEMBER

Montana: New rescue helicopter finally in service

Two Bear Air has announced the arrival of its long-awaited custom Bell 429 rescue helicopter. The search-and-rescue agency ordered the helicopter late last year with delivery initially slated for this spring. Delivery of the helicopter was delayed, however, due to U.S. government technology control requirements. While much of the equipment was installed in Canada, the […]

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