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April 11, 2012
During a speech at last week’s Quad-A Forum & Exhibition, U.S. Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) laid out the goals of the Army Aviation Caucus (AAC), which he formed in December 2011 with co-chairman Rep. Mark Critz (D-Pa.). Brooks also provided an update on the current financial situation facing the U.S. government, addressing the “800-pound gorilla” in a room of hundreds of soldiers...
April 5, 2012
Enstrom Helicopter Corp. and Isolair have obtained Chinese certification for the Innovator II 3900-480...
April 1, 2012
The Ministry of Defense for Japan is replacing a Eurocopter EC225 lost in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.  Eurocopter Eurocopter Japan has received an order from the Japan...
April 1, 2012
Aviation support units from across Australia converged in Parramatta for a three-day helicopter tactical training course hosted by the New South Wales Police Force Aviation Support Branch (PolAir). The tactical flight course, led by airborne law enforcement trainer Kevin Means, was aimed at improving...
March 15, 2012
Bristow Group employees have collected various industry awards in recent weeks. FAA has given Tom Monroe, chief inspector for Bristow's Repair Station, its Charles Taylor award for Monroe's lifetime achievements as an...
March 14, 2012
Eurocopter Japan has received an order from the Japan Ministry of Defense for a passenger-configured EC225. The helicopter will replace another EC225 that...
March 8, 2012
Cobham Aviation Services and Bristow Helicopters joint venture, FB Heliservices, has agreed to provide helicopter flight training for the UK Ministry of Defence at RAF Shawbury, RAF Valley and Army Aviation Centre (AAC) Middle Wallop. The four-year, £193-million (approximately $303-million) contract carries two one-year extension options and will also service and support RAF Shawbury and AAC...
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
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
UK-based Step Change in Safety has appointed Bristow Helicopters Capt. Tim Glasspool as co-chairman of its Helicopter Safety Steering Group (HSSG). Glasspool is the head of flight operations for the European business unit at Bristow and is a member of the British Helicopter Association (BHA)’s Council of Management. He also represents the European Helicopter Association (EHA) as a member of the...
March 1, 2012
Enstrom has started delivering 30 TH-480B, single-engine, turbine helicopters to the JGSDF. The aircraft will be used primarily for helicopter training. Enstrom Heli-Expo 2012 served as the backdrop for showing off one of 30 Enstrom...
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...
March 1, 2012
When I was 19 years old I knew everything. After all, I had a private pilot license. Looking at life from the perspective of unchastened youth, I can recall an unflinching belief that all things were imminently achievable. The possibility of penalties for failure did not show up for me at the time on any imaginable radar screen. Having risen above all apparent peers with a flying hobby beginning in high...
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 11, 2012
Euless, Texas-based Aero Dynamix (Booth 9258) has handed over a pair of MD500s with upgraded night vision goggle (NVG)-certified cockpits to the U.S. government. The company...
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 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 6, 2012
Helicopter Association International (HAI) President Matt Zuccaro is weighing in on recent developments to pass FAA reauthorization in Congress. In a statement released Feb. 1, Zuccaro notes that after five years and 23 funding...
February 2, 2012
Becker Avionics has obtained a U.S. Army contract to supply its DVCS6100 digital audio system, as part of the EADS North America UH-72A Lakota Mission...
February 1, 2012
Australian Aerospace has received Part 147 certificate approval from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). Australian Aerospace becomes the first civil helicopter maintenance training operator in the...
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