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September 29, 2006, 5:32 AM

Having assumed total responsibility for the AB139, how do you plan to deal with the growing backlog of orders?

September 29, 2006, 5:30 AM

FlightSafety International is demonstrating its new mobile graphical flight simulator LNV, a full-flight device that is software-configurable to any helicopter or fixed-wing model, at Heli-Expo’06 Booth No. 1699C.

September 29, 2006, 5:27 AM

Bond Offshore Helicopters will use two Super Pumas for dedicated 24-hour search and rescue (SAR) in support of BP’s North Sea exploration in UK waters.

September 29, 2006, 5:20 AM

Getting a giant helicopter like the Sikorsky S-61 from one continent to another offers a special challenge. Last year the helicopter shipping division of Panalpina had not one but five such tasks.

September 29, 2006, 5:19 AM

Air Comm Corp. (ACC) is displaying its new air-conditioning system for the Eurocopter EC 145 in Booth No. 1846. The system has dual cockpit evaporators and a dedicated cabin evaporator with an electrical load of 31 amps.

September 29, 2006, 5:16 AM

Tempe, Ariz. manufacturer Van Horn Aviation is showing two new Bell UH-1 Huey products, an all-composite tail-rotor blade and a competitively priced main rotor blade.

September 29, 2006, 4:58 AM

Air medical service operator CareFlite, based in Grand Prairie, Texas, received final approval for its network of 17 IFR approach procedures to hospitals within a 150-mile radius of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex in December.

September 29, 2006, 4:57 AM

Keystone Helicopter Corp. (Booth No. 2645), which was acquired by Sikorsky Aircraft last year, announced the selection of Patty Ryan as chief financial officer.

September 29, 2006, 4:56 AM

Borrowing from its established Custom Build Standard for Rolls-Royce Allison 250 engines, Standard Aero (Booth No. 3621) has introduced its new Optimum Build Standard for all engines and modules processed at its facilities.

September 29, 2006, 4:54 AM

Ilovene Potter, a long-time member of the Whirly-Girls and Ninety-Nines, died February 14 in Puyallup, Wash. She was 87. Potter earned her private-pilot license in 1941 and was the first woman in Washington state to receive a helicopter rating.