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Department of State representatives, as well as experts from many private-sector companies will on hand to explore NVIS issues.

There will also be opportunities for end users to interact with product and service vendors.

Catered luncheons reception are also included.

Educational tracks on the event’s second day are designed to facilitate face-to-face discussions

with NVIS regulators and

subject matter experts. Education tracks include:

• New & FAA-approved: NVIS Maintenance Program Management Course (8 hours). This track meets FAA requirements for Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics Inspection Authorization renewal.

• New & FAA-approved: NVG Instructor Pilot Ground School (8 hours). This track meets FAA requirements for Certifi ed Flight Instructor Certifi cate renewal.

• NVIS Operator Program Management Course (8 hours)

• NVG Initial Pilot Ground School (8 hours)

• NVG Recurrent Pilot Ground School (4 hours)

• Enhanced Visual Systems (EVS) (4 hours)

NightCon 2015 is produced by Night Flight Concepts, Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Vertical Magazine and the Rotorcraft Pro Media Network (RPMN).

DART R66 Cargo Hook: Now FAA and EASA Approved

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Erickson Announces Key North American Contract Awards with the U.S. Forest Service and Helifor Canada

Erickson Incorporated recently announced that the company has renewed key contracts with the U.S. Forest Service as well as with Canadian aerial heavy lift company Helifor Canada (“Helifor”), a subsidiary of Columbia Helicopters.

The easy to install DART Hook is designed to mount directly to the belly of the aircraft, providing safety and effi ciency for all your utility missio ns. With a lift capacity of 1,015 pounds, the hook utilizes an electrical release system as well as a manual backup to jettison the load, making it ideal for aerial operations. Approved by Transport Canada in 2014, the DART Hook now opens up the utility market to R66 operators located in the U.S. and in Europe.

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Jeff Roberts, chief executive offi cer and president of Erickson Incorporated, commented, “I am happy these valued government and commercial customers selected us once again and gave us a vote of confi dence in our ability to serve their needs. These agreements help provide stability to our recurring base of business and refl ect our successful previous performance.”

The U.S. Forest Service agreements guarantee the use of multiple S-64 Aircranes previously utilized under these contracts for the 2015 North American fi re season. These deployed assets are contracted as exclusive use, meaning predictable income and consistent cash fl ow.

The aircraft will be deployed as needed to mitigate the impact of wildfi res in national forests and adjacent public and private lands. The potentially devastating risk of fi re continues to be underscored by ongoing, severe drought conditions across the western United States.

The selection and extension for timber harvest work with Helifor Canada contemplates year-round activity in British Columbia; and Erickson noted the contract is eff ective through December 31, 2015. 11

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