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January 1, 2011
William Coultas, the co-pilot in a 2008 Carson Helicopters-operated crash of a Sikorsky S-61 near Weaverville, Calif., is claiming that the National Transportation Safety Board came to the wrong conclusions about what caused the helicopter to fall from the sky. Coultas is one of four...
December 30, 2010
Helicopter Association Intl (HAI) has scheduled a January 20 industry forum in Alexandria, Va. to address questions and issues related to public-use...
December 29, 2010
Two Dallas Police Department Bell 206B3s have returned to service following installation of an upgrade...
December 27, 2010
American Eurocopter’s FAA Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) has issued...
December 23, 2010
AgustaWestland has handed over two AW139s to the Ministry of Justice in Cyprus. The...
December 23, 2010
Air Methods enforced a 12-hour fleet grounding after a University of Missouri Staff For Life Eurocopter AS350B2 was forced to make an emergency landing Sunday in La...
December 21, 2010
A Puerto Rico National Guard UH-72 went down in the ocean late on Monday while returning from a drug...
December 20, 2010
The final two Eurocopter EC135s that are part of a 23-aircraft order have arrived at Polish air medial operator LPR. The...
December 14, 2010
Eurocopter Canada has delivered an EC120B to the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS). The...
December 13, 2010
William Coultas, the co-pilot in a 2008 Carson Helicopters-operated crash of a Sikorsky S-61 in Oregon, is claiming that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) came to the wrong conclusions...
December 10, 2010
The government of Yemen has placed an order for four commercial-configured Huey IIs, as well as pilot and...
December 9, 2010
AgustaWestland has delivered three AW139s to the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA). The...
December 9, 2010
While acknowledging the role of lax oversight by maintenance inspectors, FAA and the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. National Transportation Board has placed much of the blame for a 2008 crash of a Sikorsky S-61 on the operator—Carson Helicopters. During a public meeting Dec. 7 coinciding with the release of the accident’s probable causes, board members touched on the many complicated aspects of...
December 8, 2010
While acknowledging the role of lax oversight by maintenance inspectors, FAA and the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. National Transportation Board on Tuesday placed much of the blame for a 2008 crash of a Sikorsky S-61 on the operator—Carson...
December 2, 2010
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is planning to hold a public meeting on Tuesday regarding the Aug. 5, 2008 crash of a Sikorsky...
December 1, 2010
Maryland State Police’s Aviation Command has placed an order for six AgustaWestland AW139s. Valued at around $71 million, the...
December 1, 2010
Skip Robinson Photo The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has given its Excellence in Police Aviation Unit award...
December 1, 2010
Mesa, Ariz.-based MD Helicopters is helping promote the 40th anniversary of the Wichita PD’s Air Section, which flies an MD500E. The unit has...
December 1, 2010
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has incorporated an Erickson S-64 helitanker into its operations. The helicopter will be...
December 1, 2010
It is common in EMS for lift times to be documented by dispatch. It is also a common requirement for pilots to document any lift times over five minutes and send this information to the lead pilot and/or base manager. In business, there is a saying “you are what you measure.” It may seem natural for managers to want to know why a lift-off took longer than a pre-determined amount of time...
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