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Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:40:00 -0400

When Hurricane Irma passed over Daytona Beach, tearing off roofs, twisting signs and knocking over a water park slide, professors from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University were there to help assess the damage.


Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:34:00 -0400

Long-Time ENG Pilot and Flight Safety Advocate Flies West. Bob Martin, an "Eye in The Sky" electronic news-gathering (ENG) pilot and long-time flight safety advocate passed away recently when his news helicopter crashed.
Working as an ENG pilot for Albuquerque station KRQ ....


Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:29:00 -0400

(Engadget) - Drones are becoming an important part of the emergency services. Police are using them to search for missing people, ....


Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:24:00 -0400

2017 Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) scholarship winner Patrick Jaeger passed away in early August 2017 following a motorcycle accident. Jaeger was the recipient of an HFI Commercial Helicopter Pilot Rating scholarship and had completed his training earlier this ....


Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:51:00 -0400

(Vertical) - A few days removed from a potentially historic helicopter journey around the world with his son Steven, Bob Dengler ....


Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:49:00 -0400

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain General Electric Company (GE) CT7-8A and CT7-9B model engines. This AD was prompted by reports from the manufacturer that the high-pressure compressor (HPC) impeller installed on these engines may have suffered from material degradation during the manufacturing process.


Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:48:00 -0400

The FAA proposes to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2017-07-02 for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model 269D and Model 269D Configuration A helicopters. AD 2017-07-02 currently requires reducing the life limit of and inspecting certain drive shafts.


Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:32:00 -0400

The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta S.p.A. Model AB139 and Model AW139 helicopters. This proposed AD would require inspecting the thickness of the tail gearbox (TGB) central housing (housing). This proposed AD is prompted by reports that the housing thickness does not conform to its type design.


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