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 U.S. Complains About Stunting Russians

The U.S. Air Force is complaining about showboating Russian fighter pilots who have done barrel rolls over its pricey reconnaissance planes twice in the last couple of weeks.

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 Super Pumas Grounded After Fatal Crash

Aviation authorities have grounded Airbus EC225 Super Puma helicopters after the crash of a Canadian aircraft off the coast of Norway Friday. The helicopter, operated by CHC Helicopter, went down a few hundred yards from shore near Bergen. All 11 passengers and two crew died.

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 AEA: Companies Look For Diversity In Avionics Market

Avionics sales might have had a slow start to the year with a drop in first-quarter numbers reported, but companies attending this week's Aircraft Electronics Association show in Orlando have been optimistic about diversifying their offerings of cockpit systems and improvements on existing products. While last year's wave of new ADS-B products seems to have tapered off, a walk through AEA's exhibit hall shows that manufacturers have been ramping up the competition.

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 AEA: Alpha Systems Upgrades AoA Displays

Alpha Systems has a new heads-up display adaptable for its Eagle and Falcon angle-of-attack systems. The company also has added new features to its product line and more are on the way, Alpha Systems' Mark Korin told AVweb at this week's Aircraft Electronics Association show in Orlando.

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