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April 17, 2012
Staten Island, N.Y.-based Freundlich Supply Company has received AS-9100 Revision C certification, making it one of the first...
April 12, 2012
El Dorado Hills, Calif.-based FDC/aerofilter has obtained an EASA supplemental type certificate (STC) for its inlet barrier filter (IBF) system on the Eurocopter EC135...
April 1, 2012
Protecting the Olympics and Paralympics from terrorism is a serious business. This summer, the Olympics arrive in London, and the armed forces are being made ready for the challenge. Leave has been canceled during the period of the games for those actually, and even potentially, involved in the huge security operation. The largest warship in the Royal Navy, HMS Ocean, at 21,500 tons, and having recently...
March 29, 2012
Qatar-based Gulf Helicopters has received EASA Part 147 maintenance training approval (MTO) for its academy. With the new...
March 5, 2012
The British Helicopter Association (BHA) has awarded charter and pipeline surveillance operator, Heli Air, with IS-BAO registration. Heli Air marks the first operator to receive the registration under...
March 1, 2012
Sikorsky has signed with Brazilian operator Lider Aviacao to provide three S-92s. Lider will use the helicopters for offshore oil and gas transport for Petrobras. The purchase adds to Lider’s fleet of four S-92s and 42 S-76s. Sikorsky expects deliveries to begin later this year. Mexican operator Aeroservicios...
March 1, 2012
Viktor Ruklinski announces the CIS’ intent to partner with IHST. Photo by Chris Sheppard During Heli-Expo, the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) held a town hall meeting open to all pilots, safety managers and anyone interested in helicopter safety issues. Attendees raised a number of concerns, including the lighting on wind towers and heliports that is currently invisible to night vision...
March 1, 2012
Maritime Coastguard Agency AW139 that is currently operated by CHC from Portland and Lee-on-the-Solent in the south of England. The Department for Transport (DfT) is contemplating that the future of the Search and Rescue Helicopter (SAR-H) service in the United Kingdom could be given to a single operator or pair of operators rather than to a consortium of companies as happened in the last SAR-H...
February 23, 2012
The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) is partnering with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to create IHST-CIS. The CIS is comprised of Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. After studying...
February 14, 2012
Sikorsky (Booth 6150) has signed with Brazilian operator Lider Aviacao to provide three S-92s. Lider will use the helicopters for offshore oil and gas transport for Petrobras. The purchase adds to Lider’s fleet of four S-92s and 42 S-76s. Sikorsky expects deliveries to begin later this year. Mexican operator Aeroservicios Especializados (ASESA) has reached...
February 10, 2012
UK-based Step Change in Safety has appointed Bristow Helicopters Capt. Tim Glasspool as co-chairman of its Helicopter Safety Steering Group (HSSG). Formed in 2010, Step Change in Safety aims to improve the safety...
February 10, 2012
DART Helicopter Services (DHS) is pleased to announce EASA approval of Geneva’s ENG and law enforcement completion components for...
February 7, 2012
Among the more than 300 volunteers for the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) are (left to right) FAA’s Larry Buehler, Terry Palmer, manager of rotorcraft safety programs for FlightSafety International, BJ Raysor, director of aviation ops for Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Fred Brisbois, director of aviation and product safety for Sikorsky, and FAA’s Sue Gardner, program director...
February 1, 2012
Bristow Group’s Eurocopter EC225s fly over water on a regular basis, making ditching a necessary part of pilot and crew training. Bristow Most ditching events and water impacts would be survived if on the ground. Civil aviation authorities, helicopter makers and equipment manufacturers are struggling to improve the survivability of these accidents, as the number of fatalities due to drowning of...
January 18, 2012
Most ditching events and water impacts would be survived if on the ground. Civil aviation authorities, helicopter makers and equipment manufacturers are struggling to improve the survivability of these accidents, as the number of fatalities due to drowning of conscious occupants is still unacceptable. Improving floatability is a major focus. Just as important, avoiding helicopter capsizing would save many...
November 30, 2011
Bell Helicopter has received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the 407GX. The...
November 11, 2011
Switzerland-based Aerolite has obtained FAA approval for its EMS-configured interior on the AgustaWestland AW139. The EMS interior is...
November 1, 2011
Operators Uni-Fly from Denmark and Bond Aviation Services have both selected the EC135 for wind farm support operations. Eurocopter If money talks, then lots of money generated in an economic downturn shouts from the rooftops or, more appropriately, turbine tops. In this austere time the offshore wind farm market represents almost a rare windfall opportunity to create wealth, jobs and generate...
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