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December 8, 2006, 7:33 AM

AgustaWestland and Eurocopter might be competitors in the helicopter market, but they seem to be decidedly good friends when it comes to defining rotorcraft for the future.

December 8, 2006, 7:09 AM

HAI affiliate the Eastern Region Helicopter Council worked with the FAA to update the New York City VFR helicopter route chart. The main body of the chart was expanded to include three additional airports, and a new Long Island inset was added.

December 8, 2006, 7:00 AM

Sikorsky Aircraft plans to open a new engineering center in Fort Worth, Texas, next year to support the company’s growing U.S. government, commercial and aftermarket business.

December 8, 2006, 6:53 AM

Helicopter pilots Jennifer Murray, 66, and Colin Bodill, 55, intend to take off on December 5 for a second attempt to fly round the world via the South and North Poles. They will fly their Bell 407 from Fort Worth Alliance Airport in Dallas. They expect

December 8, 2006, 6:47 AM

Several major hospitals in India have sought permission to launch helicopter emergency medical services (EMS), Indian news Web site The Hindu reported last month. They have applied to the DGCA, the country’s civil aviation authority, which has not yet made a decision.

December 8, 2006, 6:28 AM

The Carabineros de Chile has ordered four AgustaWestland A109 Powers for law enforcement, search-and-rescue and transport operations. The first helicopter is to be delivered in the first quarter of next year.

December 8, 2006, 6:23 AM

A Eurocopter Super Puma crashed in the South China Sea, 103 miles off the Malaysian coast, on November 5, Malaysian national news agency Bernama reported last month.

December 8, 2006, 6:21 AM

U.S. pilots with Type 2 diabetes mellitus that is controlled by diet alone are eligible for any class of license through the regular issuance procedure, provided they have no evidence of associated disqualifying cardiovascular, neurological, renal or ophthalmological disease.

December 8, 2006, 6:19 AM

Diabetes is a chronic condition in which patients have too much glucose in their blood. Patients will suffer dangerously high blood-sugar levels because their bodies cannot make enough of the hormone insulin.

December 8, 2006, 6:16 AM

Plenty of people had a lot riding on Andrew Hoy’s enjoying a long and prosperous career as a professional pilot. Quite apart from his wife and kids, his bank manager had approved loans of almost £100,000 ($190,000) to fund commercial flight training for both fixed-wing types and helicopters.

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