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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...
May 26, 2011
During a public meeting on Tuesday, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its findings in the investigation of a June 2009 New Mexico State Police...
May 26, 2011
AgustaWestland North America has confirmed a $37.8-million foreign military sales (FMS) contract with the U.S. Army...
May 25, 2011
During a public meeting on Tuesday, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its findings in the investigation of a June 2009 New Mexico State Police (NMSP) helicopter crash, pinning much of the blame on “poor decision making.” The AgustaWestland A109E was returning from a search and rescue mission after picking up a lost hiker when it went down, killing the pilot and...
May 24, 2011
Sikorsky Aircraft has received an order for 15 UH-60Ms from the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration. The...
May 18, 2011
Pakistan agreed to return the tail section and wreckage of the modified helicopter involved in the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad to U.S. government officials on Tuesday. But due to the nature of the classified operation, military rotorcraft experts say it could be years before the full details about the raid and the Sikorsky UH-60’s secret modifications come to light. While...
May 10, 2011
Apical Industries, a subsidiary of Oceanside, Calif.-based DART Helicopter Services, has won EASA...
May 5, 2011
Norway has extended its agreement with Bristow Group. The five-year renewal of...
May 5, 2011
An elite team of Navy SEALs and CIA operatives used two militarized Sikorsky UH-60s to storm a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan Sunday and kill Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. But the exact variant has come into question following the release of photos Tuesday in the UK’s Daily Mail Online...
May 4, 2011
The Irish division of CHC Helicopters has obtained ISO 9001: 2008, 14001 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certification after passing a quality...
May 4, 2011
An elite team of Navy SEALs and CIA operatives used two militarized Sikorsky UH-60s to storm a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan Sunday and kill Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. But the exact variant has come into question following the release of photos yesterday in the UK’s Daily Mail Online showing wreckage of the helicopter that experienced a “hard landing” and was thought destroyed by...
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