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April 3, 2007, 9:04 AM

The prodigal sons of the North Sea oil-support community, brothers Stephen and Peter Bond, have returned to the fray more than eight weeks early. The first operational flights by Bond Offshore Helicopters (BOH) took off last month.

April 3, 2007, 8:55 AM

Reducing vibration and noise is key to the goal of gaining public acceptance of the rotorcraft as a routine mode of transport.

April 3, 2007, 8:33 AM

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is inviting European operators to comment on its proposed operations and licensing regulations.

April 3, 2007, 8:33 AM

A 16-month, $16 million (including options) contract to service new Statoil Snøehvit production platforms in the Barents Sea has been awarded to Norsk Helikopter.

April 3, 2007, 8:32 AM

Sikorsky plans to make Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning Systems (EGPWS) standard equipment on all future production S-76s and S-92s.

April 3, 2007, 8:31 AM

Eurocopter has developed its own concept of a modular helicopter to meet what it believes are the security requirements of the new generation of EU members. A basic “green” version is equipped with mission packs for one of a wide range of airborne tasks.

April 3, 2007, 8:24 AM

Russian charter firm Jet2000 reached an agreement with Kaskol, Sokol and Myasischev, which jointly developed the M-101T Sokol (formerly Gzhel), to conduct trials of the new turboprop single on air-taxi services from Moscow Vnukovo Airport.

April 3, 2007, 8:22 AM

The new discount-fare incarnation of Atlantic Coast Airlines known as Independence Air on June 16 launched revenue service with the first cadre of Bombardier CRJs reassigned from ACA’s soon-to-be-defunct United Express operation.

April 3, 2007, 8:21 AM

Finland’s Blue1 last month became the first regional airline ever to join the Star Alliance. A subsidiary of fellow alliance member SAS, Blue1 expects to complete its integration into the group by the end of this year.

April 3, 2007, 8:20 AM

 Despite the standoff between Boeing and the Russian government over import tax relief for U.S.-made commercial jets, the Chicago-based manufacturer insists that its participation in the Sukhoi-led Russian Regional Jet has not yet run its course.

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