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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
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has incorporated an Erickson S-64 helitanker into its operations. The helicopter will be...
November 15, 2010
Russian Helicopters holding company Rostvertol has handed over another Mi-26TC to...
November 8, 2010
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has purchased an Erickson S-64 that will primarily be...
November 3, 2010
Goiás, a state in central Brazil, has signed a contract for three AgustaWestland AW119Kes for...
November 1, 2010
Russian Helicopters Russian Helicopters division Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant has handed over the last of 40 Mi-171s (Mi-8AMT...
October 1, 2010
Russian Helicopters organized an early July visit to Andalusia to show the Spanish region’s capacities in firefighting—notably with four Kamov Ka-32s operated by Inaer. The Spanish company owns 10 copies of the EASA-certified version, the Ka-32A11BC, the other six being used by other Spanish regions. Inaer provides full operation of the helicopter—aircraft, crews, equipment, fuel and...
October 1, 2010
Two U.S. west coast Kaman K-MAX operators are keeping busy in recent weeks. Kirkland, Wash.-based Rainier Heli-International’s K-MAX (shown here) helped contain the Bull...
September 9, 2010
Local authorities have dispatched helicopters and fixed-wing air tankers to assist with efforts to contain a fire west of Boulder that started...
August 5, 2010
More than 5,000 words of direct quotations from the Rotor & Wing 2010 Safety and Training Summit are now available through a web-only...
August 4, 2010
Two helicopters—a Kamov Ka-32A and a Mil Mi-17-1B—left Azerbaijan on Wednesday headed to Russia to join efforts to bring widespread...
August 4, 2010
Eurocopter has received an order from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for a dozen...
August 4, 2010
The Los Angeles County Fire Department reined in the Crown Fire over the weekend, in an effort that involved...
August 1, 2010
Eurocopter is reporting that the Czech Police Aviation Department (CPAD) has amassed a total of more than 10,000 flight hours of operations. The fleet consists of eight EC135s...
August 1, 2010
Since my last column, I have had the privilege of attending three very unique conferences. The first was the Army Aviation Association of America’s annual showcase in Fort Worth, Texas. Seeing and listening to the professional flight and support crews that make up Army Aviation today made me come home and polish my Army Flight Wings. God bless every one of you and your families. The next conference...
August 1, 2010
Quotes from Wednesday, June 9 Keynote speech from Randy Babbitt, FAA Administrator: On Safety: “Finding ways to improve pilot decision-making, better training, better access to helicopter simulators, adopting safety management practices and improving maintenance practice—all of these things put together add up to a safer operating environment.” “The safety record of this industry is...
August 1, 2010
Quotes from Tuesday, June 8 Ernie Stephens, Rotor & Wing Editor-at-Large: “Rule number one: If you leave with a helicopter, bring a helicopter back.” “Until about a year ago, I was absolutely 100 percent against night vision goggles for single-pilot operation. I thought it was crazy, I thought it was suicidal and I would never do it. It was based on my experience back when I was a...
July 1, 2010
A trio of magazine contributors led a panel discussion, “Adding to Your Fleet,” during the 2010 Safety & Training Summit in Denver. Editor-at-Large Ernie Stephens and columnist Lee Benson spoke along with HeliValue$ President Sharon Desfor. U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Todd Vorenkamp—also a contributor—moderated the panel. “As it’s time to acquire new aircraft, you have to...
July 1, 2010
From left to right, Jerry Allen of Baines SImmons, Bristow’s Tim Rolfe, Immanuel Barshi from NASA and Chris Baur, Rotor & Wing columnist. Photo by Andrew D. Parker A panel of speakers at the Rotor & Wing 2010 Safety & Training Summit on June 8 reiterated the importance of an “active safety culture” within an organization and argued that everything in aviation boils down to...
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