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March 18, 2010

NTSB Issues Probable Cause Report In 2008 Medical Helo Accident

Air Angels Helicopter Went Down At Night, Killing 4

The NTSB has released a probable cause report in a medical helicopter accident which killed four people in October, 2008. The board found that the probable cause was the pilot's failure to maintain clearance from the 734-foot-tall lighted tower.

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Aero-TV: Avionics Tip of the Week – Checking Out the Aspen Avionics’ EFD1000H

Aspen's Scott Smith Showcases the New EFD1000H Functionality
At the 2010 Heli-Expo, Aspen Avionics announced the STC certification authorizing installation of its EFD1000 flight display system in Bell 206 and 407 panels.  Aspen developed the newly designated EFD1000H, featuring helicopter-specific software, in conjunction with Keystone Helicopter, calling the EFD1000H "the lowest priced certified EFIS in the helicopter market."

NBAA Reiterates Commitment To Enhancing Safety For On-Demand Operations

Ed Bolen Testifies At Congressional Hearing Wednesday

NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen appeared Wednesday before a congressional committee to offer testimony on the industry's ongoing work to enhance aviation safety, including for on-demand operations.

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