Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:15:00 -0400

Fort Worth, Texas - Bell Helicopter has approved HNZ Topflight (HNZ) as an Approved Flight Training Center for the purpose of offering Mountain Flight Training Courses on Bell Helicopter models.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:03:00 -0400

The U.S. Congress remains in recess for two more weeks until after the November 4 mid-term elections. While the lights have been out in the Capitol, some lawmakers have been busy holding hearings on the need for additional travel restrictions due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and House and Senate leadership are beginning to sketch out the congressional calendar during the lame-duck session and into the new year.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:47:00 -0400

Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Beijing Automotive Industrial Corporation (BAIC) of China has signed a multi-year contract for the purchase of 50 AgustaWestland helicopters of various models, including AW139, AW169, and AW189.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:38:00 -0400

The FAA has published Master Minimum Equipment List (MMEL) Revision: 8 for Bell 212/412 aircraft.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:24:00 -0400

Marignane, France – Airbus Helicopters is working alongside operators of its EC225 and EC725 aircraft to implement the final step of its proven solution: the retrofit of the worldwide EC225/EC725 fleet with the redesigned bevel gear vertical shaft, which was certified in April of this year.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:57:00 -0400

Custom Control Concepts (CCC) announces that Ed Ruyle has joined as Director of Customer Support. Ed comes to CCC with 15 years of experience in the aviation industry at Honeywell Aerospace.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:40:00 -0400

The FAA has issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the Philadelphia, Pa., area for October 24. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:26:00 -0400

The HAI Firefighting Safety Conference, Nov. 17-19, Grove Hotel, Boise, Idaho, covers operational and flight safety issues faced by aerial firefighters. Come and support YOUR sector!

There are TWO sponsorship opportunities left. Sponsors receive recognition at the conference as well as the opportunity to exhibit, so act now!

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:13:00 -0400

Helitowcart is adding the new V1062 model to its Heli-Carrier line for wheeled helicopters. This addition was created to meet the specific needs of operators needing to move heavy helicopters on oil platforms fitted with landing nets.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:01:00 -0400

The FAA has issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the Duluth, Minn. area for October 23. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:50:00 -0400

New York, N.Y. - FlightSafety International and Abu Dhabi Aviation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a world-class Learning Center in Abu Dhabi.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:39:00 -0400

New York, N.Y. – Convergent Performance and USAIG proudly announced the success of their collaboration in the USAIG Performance Vector program with a new program specifically for aviation maintenance professionals.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:30:00 -0400

Fort Worth, Texas - Bell Helicopter announces that Vit Pavelec will assume the role of the European Regional Sales Manager for the Customer Support and Services organization, responsible for overseeing the aftermarket sales activities within Europe. Pavelec will be based at the Bell Helicopter Prague facility.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:09:00 -0400

Barksdale Air Force Base, La. ( - Air Force Global Strike Command's Helicopter Operations Division hosted the Worldwide Helicopter Conference Oct. 7-9, to discuss the current and future state of the U.S. Air Force's helicopter fleets.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:50:00 -0400

AOPA - The machine gun-like staccato pulses in the pilot's headset grew more intense and accelerated the closer the Bell 206 came to powerlines along Orlando’s Interstate 4. Pilot Andrew Hayden of AirOcean Aviation in Yalesville, Connecticut, was hired by Safe Flight to provide demonstrations of the system prior to the NBAA convention in Florida, Oct. 21 through 23.

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