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Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces Tata Steel Group has purchased a second Bell 429 helicopter to support its steel production operations. Tata Steel Group has been in operation for over a century and is among the world’s top steel companies with operations in 26 countries. The company is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Able Engineering & Component Services, Inc., and Able Aerospace, Inc., merge into a single entity named Able Aerospace Services, Inc. The change caps off a progression that began with the company’s early 2016 acquisition by Textron Aviation, Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company.

Heli-One, a global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, completes Airbus AS332 dynamic component exchanges with a customer in Puerto Rico. The aircraft’s main gearbox and main rotorhead were also recently overhauled at Heli-One’s facilities. The availability of the components allowed the customer to continue to provide services for their utility-based missions with minimal interruption.

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Beijing Yugao Aviation Group (YGA), announce a signed purchase agreement for a Bell 429 during the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE). This is the customer’s first aircraft and will be used for helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) and search-and-rescue transport.

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI), announces the addition of McMahon Helicopter Services to its U.S. network of authorized sales representatives. Canton, Michigan-based McMahon provides customers with a wide range of helicopter charter services as well as sales and maintenance support. Authorized as a distributor for the full range of MD Helicopters’ single- and twin-engine aircraft, McMahon will focus primarily on the VIP and personal-use market.

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EAA encourages everyone to contact their House members and urge them to protest ATC fees at GA events!

Litigation extortion. That is how I like to characterize the crazy litigious society we live in here in the United States.