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Chris Emerson to lead Airbus

Chris Emerson, a veteran Airbus Group executive, has been appointed President and Chief Executive of Airbus Helicopters Inc., effective June 1.  Emerson will also serve as head of Airbus Helicopters North America Region, which includes oversight of both the U.S. subsidiary and Airbus Helicopters Canada. The company’s headquarters and main facility are in Grand Prairie, Texas, with a manufacturing and ...

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Hospital helicopter transports are saving lives

Transporting critically ill or injured patients by helicopter from hospital to hospital or from the scene of an accident is commonplace in Mississippi’s urban centers and rural communities. Today about a dozen helicopters operate in Mississippi, flying heart transplant recipients, accident victims and premature babies to lifesaving care. The service is available throughout the state and the helicopters are based ...

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Read February 1 issue of MBJ

>> FEAR THE OKRA Mad Genius ad campaign helps Delta State reintroduce the toughest vegetable in higher education— by Stephen McDill Also in this week’s paper: >> LEGISLATURE Move state offices to Capitol Complex — by Ted Carter >> SPORTS New kiosks make for a better visit at sports hall— by Frank Brown >> ENERGY Supreme Court mulls whether or ...

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Ingalls Shipbuilding completes helicopter hangar for Navy

GULFPORT — A large helicopter hangar, built by Ingalls Shipbuilding in Gulfport, is headed for Maine. WLOX TV reports the 60-foot-wide structure, made from carbon composites, took nearly two years to construct. The structure is headed for Bath Iron Works in Maine, where it will be attached to the newest Navy destroyer. “Oh man, it’s a major pat on the ...

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EADS North America delivers 200th helicopter to military

COLUMBUS — EADS North America has delivered the 200th UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopter (LUH) to the U.S. Army. EADS North America commemorated the event yesterday at a ceremony at the company’s American Eurocopter production facility in Columbus. “Today marks another significant milestone for the Lakota program — the only DoD program of this size and scope to remain 100 ...

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