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2014-08-25 08:21:22

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In what appears to be a record-setting year for wildland fires in the West, aerial firefighters are battling more wildfires in the Pacific Northwest states, and deploying their aircraft and crews accordingly. For example, CHI Aviation has spent more time on wildfires in Washington State compared to previous years, according to Larry Kelley, the operator's Director of Fire Operations in Boise, Idaho. In that regard, the company's...

2014-08-21 12:21:35

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Columbia Helicopters, Inc., a member of the American Helicopter Services And Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA), has opened a new facility which will be totally focused on the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of military helicopters. The 16,000 square foot building, located at the company's headquarters and maintenance complex at Aurora (Oregon) State Airport, will be capable of handling up to three maintenance lines of CH...

2014-08-19 20:22:32

LONDON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Comparative SWOT & Strategy Focus - 2014-2017 - World's 6 Leading Helicopter & Rotorcraft Manufacturers - Airbus Helicopters, AgustaWestland, Bell, Boeing, Russian Helicopters,...

2014-07-24 12:22:02

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The aerial firefighting industry has deployed a significant number of aircraft and support personnel to the Pacific Northwest, as wildland fires have raged throughout Oregon and Washington. The surge of activity includes extensive operations on the Carlton Complex fire, which has so far burned over 243,000 acres, and is considered Washington's largest fire to date. "Fires of this intensity usually do not happen in the Pacific...

2014-07-14 08:21:02

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the delivery of the first S-76D(TM) aircraft equipped for search-and-rescue (SAR) services. The aircraft was delivered to Mitsubishi Corporation for use by the Japan Coast Guard. The announcement was made at the 2014 Farnborough Air Show in Farnborough, United Kingdom. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX)....

2014-07-04 12:20:20

EDMONTON, July 4, 2014 /CNW/ - In its investigation report (A13W0009) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that a Robinson R44 helicopter broke up in flight over Fox Creek, Alberta on 27 January 2013 due to inappropriate control inputs that caused the main rotor blade to make contact with the fuselage. The Gemini Helicopters Robinson R44 was being used to monitor well sites southwest of Fox Creek, Alberta for a local oil company. After flying...

2014-06-26 16:21:11

STRATFORD, Conn., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has been awarded a U.S. Air Force contract to develop new combat search and rescue helicopters. Sikorsky will develop a derivative of the UH-60M BLACK HAWK model for the Air Force's rescue mission. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060403/SIKORSKYLOGO The award of an estimated $1.28 billion Engineering & Manufacturing Development (EMD) contract...

2014-06-20 08:20:10

DUBLIN, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/lb9j72/global_helicopter) has announced the addition of the "Global Helicopter Market 2014-2018: Key vendors are AgustaWestland, Bell Helicopter Textron, Eurocopter, Russian Helicopters, JSC, Sikorsky Aircraft" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 High-altitude helicopters are mainly used for flying above 15,000 feet from sea level. Currently, the...

2014-06-16 12:21:01

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced it has turned on electrical power for the first time to the S-97 RAIDER(TM) prototype helicopter, signaling successful installation of the avionics system and a major step toward completing the assembly of the new - and first - light tactical rotorcraft featuring X2 Technology(TM). Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX)....

2014-05-28 12:22:03

GATINEAU, QC, May 28, 2014 /CNW/ - In its investigation report (A12P0008) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that the ingestion of soft ice into the engine led to a complete loss of power and the crash after takeoff of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) helicopter near Cultus Lake, British Columbia. The pilot was fatally injured. On 17 January 2012, the RCMP helicopter, a Eurocopter AS 350 B3 involved in a training exercise, landed...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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