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September 1, 2011
August 25, 2011
AgustaWestland and Mitsui Bussan have signed with the Hiroshima Prefecture of Japan for an AW139 medium twin. The helicopter will...
August 24, 2011
An important opportunity to impact the future of heliport designs and regulatory standards will be lost at the end of this month. The comment period regarding FAA Advisory Circular, FAA-AC-150/5390-2C which seeks to rewrite heliport design criteria ends August 31st, and the proposed changes as currently written may have significant financial and operational impact on heliport owners and operators. A few of...
August 24, 2011
On August 22, the NTSB issued a new Safety Recommendation for the Robinson R44. The recommendation was issued at the conclusion of the NTSB investigation of a May 2009 Alaska State Trooper “hard landing” incident in which there were no injuries, with the goal of preventing similar mast-rocking incidents. In part, the NTSB recommendation reads, “NTSB recommends that FAA require Robinson...
August 23, 2011
Eurocopter has signed a tripartite contract with the Japanese Coast Guard for three EC225s. This order...
August 18, 2011
The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) has partnered with American Eurocopter to harness the power of social media in its efforts to reduce the commercial rotorcraft accident rate 80 percent by 2016. Together with American Eurocopter the group has sought to create a forward-thinking social media strategy to help increase operator awareness of safety issues. IHST has launched profiles on Facebook...
August 16, 2011
The National EMS Pilots Association’s Heliport Safety Survey has received more than 1,000 responses in its first week. The survey is focusing...
August 15, 2011
Canada’s Department of National Defence has dispatched three Bell CH-146 Griffons to support the Jamaica Defence Force...
August 10, 2011
Makers of military rotorcraft are understandably nervous these days with the real possibility of up to $700 billion in defense-related cuts between now and 2023. Add in the recent credit default showdown and trillions in anticipated budget cuts from the so-called Congressional “super committee,” and the uncertainty increases. But the anxiety could be unnecessary, according to several industry...
August 4, 2011
Becker Avionics has installed its DVCS6100 digital audio system in two Eurocopter TH-135 trainers that...
August 1, 2011
With the fire season at its peak in parts of Europe and North America, state and fire authorities around Australia are making plans for the 2011/12 bushfire season which will kick off in parts of the country as early as late August. With the exception of Western Australia (WA), which had one of the most devastating bushfire seasons on record, Australia had a relatively quiet fire season in 2010/11. Large...
July 1, 2011
aparker@accessintel.com Helicopter Association International (HAI) President Matt Zuccaro raised some interesting points that are worth repeating in his “President’s Message” sent out to association members on June 1 titled, “Are We Aiming at the Correct Target?” While praising FAA, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the International Helicopter Safety Team...
July 1, 2011
Kazakhstan’s Federation for Civil Defense, Emergency Management and Natural Disasters Response (EMERCOM) hosted an international SAR training seminar in June, Kazspas 2011, featuring several Mil...
July 1, 2011
Russian Helicopters has shipped the first of five Ka-32A11BCs to the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergency...
June 30, 2011
At last, Europe’s aviation can rely on the European geostationary navigation overlay service (EGNOS), the continent’s equivalent of the U.S. WAAS-augmented GPS, and the helicopter industry is expected to reap major benefits from the satellite-guided precision approaches it supports. As EGNOS was approved in March for so-called “safety of life” applications, a number of airports...
June 17, 2011
The National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) has approved DART Helicopter Services door...
June 9, 2011
In continuing efforts to raise awareness of the dangers of pointing a handheld laser at helicopters and other low-flying aircraft, FAA will now seek up to $11,000 from anyone who does it...
June 8, 2011
In continuing efforts to raise awareness of the dangers of pointing a handheld laser at helicopters and other low-flying aircraft, FAA will now seek up to $11,000 from anyone who does it, in addition to criminal charges. “We want everyone to realize this is serious,” said FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, who along with U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood released a legal...
June 6, 2011
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is sending a message to those who point hand-held lasers at the cockpits of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft—it’ll cost you. FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt and Secretary...
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