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July 1, 2008
Optimists believe structural changes in the industry have made helicopters largely immune to the current economic turmoil. Here’s a rundown of leading indicators that will tell whether they’re right. Pam Holm isn’t Chicken Little. Holm was the only one of 14 members of Houston’s City Council to vote against an April proposal to more than double the size of the police...
June 27, 2008
Alamo Helicopter Tours has launched a commercial division of its operations, according to The San Antonio Business Journal. Based at Stinson Municipal Airport, the...
June 26, 2008
Operators and the FAA should crack down on faulty maintenance practices involved in two recent accidents that are common in air tours, according to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board. That is based on probes into the March 8, 2007 crash of a Heli-USA Eurocopter AS350BA1...
June 20, 2008
The market analysis firm Forecast International sees piston-powered helicopter production to taper off in coming years. Production in that category has been booming since 2002, when only about 290 units were...
June 17, 2008
A recent briefing by the aerospace company for investors and financial analysts has some observers wondering if that will happen. Jim Albaugh, president and CEO of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, was pressed at that event on whether Boeing would sell its...
June 16, 2008
On September 18, 2008, Rotor & Wing will host Search & Rescue Summit 2008 at the Sheraton Hotel in Reston, Va. Click here to register. The 2007 Helicopter Heroism Awards will be given to those that have risked their lives to save others. The morning session, “Old Lessons, New Tools in Search and Rescue” from 10 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. will examine how well...
June 11, 2008
Woman in Aviation International is offering thousands of scholarship dollars to applicants who get their applications in starting July 1, 2008. The...
June 5, 2008
Looking for a leading indicator of whether the U.S. dollar is rebounding in value against other international currencies? Top U.S. economic officials have in recent weeks been signaling that the "greenback" has depreciated enough. They long...
June 4, 2008
Zip Aviation, a charter helicopter company that flies into the West 30th Street Heliport in Manhattan, will begin service to Stewart Airport located in upstate N.Y. This will be...
June 1, 2008
PRODUCTS UHF emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) transmitting at 406 MHz have been in use for years. In 2003, Transport Canada proposed amending its rules to bring operators in compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) operating rules on ELTs. The ICAO policy was that as of January 2005, all ELTs should have the capability to operate at 406 MHz and 121.5 MHz simultaneously. At the...
June 1, 2008
2008 is already a bad year for aviation safety in the United States. That may strike readers as a strange statement. The traditional measure of safety, certainly in the public mind, is accidents, and this year has not been exceptionally bad. Helicopter accidents continue at what appears to be a steady rate, but there have been no headline-grabbing airline crashes in the United States. The damage that this...
June 1, 2008
The 60th anniversary show brings some things old, many things new. In its 60th anniversary year, the Farnborough Air Show will have visitors reminiscing of the old and embracing the new. This year’s biennial show coincides with two other significant anniversaries: the 100th anniversary of the first officially recorded powered, heavier-than-air flight in the United Kingdom and the start of the Berlin...
June 1, 2008
Safety experts are fascinated by helicopter collisions with terrain, water and obstacles. They study these types of accidents continually. In the past four years, groups of accidents involving what is called controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) alone have been the subject of studies by the FAA, the National Transportation Safety Board, the International Helicopter Safety Team, the International Assn of...
June 1, 2008
International safety advocates are encouraged by news that the rotorcraft industry in India is undertaking independent, third-party safety audits of helicopter operators. The news comes via the Rotary Wing Society of India in a message to leaders of the International Helicopter Safety Team. Indian industry has undertaken an effort that parallels that international group’s initiative, which aims to...
June 1, 2008
The recent letter from CW4 Steven Kersting reminded me that the term "settling with power" is somewhat misleading ("VRS vs. Settling With Power, February 2008, page 7). Power has little to do with the phenomenon. As I discussed in the July 2007 issue, in a vertical descent, tip vortices are being generated that self-activate themselves to go down at a speed that is determined by the rotor...
May 27, 2008
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson wants the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the abrupt Feb. 3 shutdown of Silver State Helicopters, according to The...
May 22, 2008
Certified by the FAA in 1978, Sikorsky Aircraft intermediate, twin-engine helicopter entered service in 1979. Originally intended for the offshore and executive transport markets, the S-76 line marked the 30th anniversary of its FAA certification this year and...
May 21, 2008
U.S. FAA officials responsible for regulation of obstacle marking and lighting are weighing whether to approve a Norwegian-developed system as an alternate means of marking powerlines. Oslo-based OCAS developed the...
May 19, 2008
The union representing government aviation inspectors says Canada’s plan to shift regulatory oversight duties to helicopter operators is dangerous, according to the Canwest News Service. "I...
May 14, 2008
The latest hazard to safe helicopter flight in the United States comes in the form of wind farms. These collections of modern-day windmills, seen as an environmentally friendly energy option to gas, coal, and nuclear powerplants, are proliferating. The U.S. Energy...
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