Helicopter Maker Partners With Bend Tech Company

Bend, Ore. – A Bend Company has teamed up with the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world to place technology onboard its aircraft.

Precise Flight Inc. of Bend, a company that produces braking and lighting equipment for airplanes and helicopters announced Thursday that it had entered into a supply agreement with Airbus Helicopters Inc. to sell a product that can reduce collisions between aircraft and birds.

The agreement would allow Airbus to offer Precise Flights technology called Pulselite Bird Prevention System as an option on all Airbus helicopters marketed in the U.S. , according to the release.

The system – the only on-board device certified by the FAA, can reduce collisions between birds and aircraft by up to 66 percent.

Cats Abandoned At Redmond Park

On March 27, 2023, at approximately 8:00 a.m., Redmond officers responded to Paul Hathaway Park, 1021 NW Rockcrest Ct., where 15 cats (10 adults and 5 kittens) had been left in totes and abandoned near the canyon

Santiam Pass Reopens

Crews have reopened westbound lanes on U.S. 20 just west of the Santiam Pass after snow had slid into those lanes.  ODOT will continue to monitor the snow conditions in the area. Remember to prepare for winter