Rotor & Wing Magazine :: Commercial :: Offshore

Displaying 1101 - 1120 of 1329 stories.
January 1, 2008
COMMERCIAL | OFFSHORE U.K. officials last month jailed a 34-year-old man for phoning in threats to offshore helicopters based in Aberdeen, Scotland and including in those...
January 1, 2008
The former Boundary Layer Research’s strakes and fin kits have impressed operators with their performance benefits. Now the company wants to get credit for those benefits in the books. "I just don’t understand how they can fly." When someone finds out that you fly, maintain, or build helicopters, how many times have you heard them say: "I just don’t understand how they can...
January 1, 2008
One of the best parts of running Rotor & Wing is the chance to step back every now and then and take in the "Big Picture" of the helicopter industry. This latest edition of our Annual Reports special section offers such a chance. Read through this collection of views from the industry’s top executives of prospects and challenges for the coming months and you’ll find confirmation...
December 19, 2007
Two search-and-rescue (SAR) Super Puma AS332L Mk2s flown by Bond Offshore Helicopters have flown 100 missions off- and onshore in the United Kingdom, the operator reports. The Eurocopter...
December 17, 2007
Bell Helicopter's  Model 429 is scheduled to undergo an internal review today to determine whether the aircraft's configuration should be frozen and regulators advised that the new...
December 13, 2007
Bell Helicopter was scheduled yesterday to wrap up its last official meeting of the customer advisory council for its new 429 light twin. The two-day...
December 13, 2007
CHC Helicopter expects to grow its operations in areas such as Kazakhstan and Brazil as it deploys new aircraft through early 2008...
December 11, 2007
Era Helicopters is setting up a new training facility in Lake Charles, La. The 7,964-sq-ft Era Training Center, set to open by March 31 next...
December 5, 2007
An international coalition is urging helicopter operators to adopt safety management systems as a means of improving rotorcraft safety. The International Helicopter Safety Team, launched in 2005 to cut helicopter...
November 15, 2007
Bristow Group has expanded its training division with the acquisition of New Iberia, La.-based Vortex Helicopters for about $2.5 million...
November 9, 2007
In a development that could bode well for offshore-support helicopter operators, Brazil's state-owned oil company is reporting a major "ultra-deep" oilfield...
November 2, 2007
CHC Helicopter Corp. is using its latest orders for new aircraft as leverage to build the overhaul and maintenance capability of its Heli-One unit. The Vancouver, B.C. operator's worldwide helicopter support division has ordered 12 new S-92s...
November 1, 2007
I’LL CONFESS I’M PRONE, AS PERHAPS many of us are, to get "head down" and lose perspective amid the press of daily duties. For example, as I write this, my local fire company has just concluded its annual open house (I believe I’ve mentioned before that I am a volunteer firefighter in Fairfax County, Va.). In the United States, these open houses coincide with the national Fire...
November 1, 2007
Respect for the Pilot I have the utmost respect for the Vietnam War-era pilot. His ability to get the job done in the face of the worst conditions imaginable is legendary. But is this "mission at any cost" attitude compatible with the needs of emergency medical services (EMS)? Looking at reports from the accidents in the past few decades would seem to indicate that it is not. In my few years of...
November 1, 2007
Leaders of the International Helicopter Safety Team are wrestling with how the group, which apparently has had some success toward its goal, can reach its critical target audience: smaller helicopter operators. About 300 industry and government representatives met mid-September in Montreal to review the team’s progress since its 2005 inception, renew their commitment to its goal, and...
November 1, 2007
TRAINING The oil and gas industry has decided to abandon flight hours as the prime benchmark for hiring pilots to support its operations. It now wants competency-based flight training that would allow qualified individuals to move into jobs flying multi-pilot helicopters without having to accumulate 1,000 hr or more of flying experience. Such training is routinely used for pilot advancement. "What we...
November 1, 2007
PRODUCTS/AIRFRAMES The market research firm Forecast International is projecting that manufacturers will deliver 14,202 rotorcraft to the light commercial rotorcraft market in the next 10 years, including 6,891 rotorcraft powered by piston engines and 7,311 powered by turboshafts. The study projects that Robinson Helicopter will deliver 6,086, the most aircraft of any maker in the...
November 1, 2007
HELITECH ’07 Era Helicopters ordered four more EC225s at Helitech Oct. 3, bringing its total orders for this aircraft type to eight. Era is the first offshore oil and gas operator to select the EC225 for operations in the Gulf of Mexico. It signed...
November 1, 2007
HELITECH ’07 Attendees and exhibitors at Helitech near Cambridge, England found the biennial trade show to be a bit slow this year, but generally were satisfied with the quality of visitors and displays. With over 15,000 sq m (161,460 sq ft) of display space, the...
November 1, 2007
PRODUCTS/AIRFRAMES The FAA is asking for public comment on proposed airworthiness standards for certification of the Bell/Agusta Aerospace Co. BA609. The agency’s proposes to set certification standards for the civil tilt-rotor under Section 21.17(b) of the Federal...
Pages: « Previous  47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 [56] 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 Next »

Live chat by BoldChat