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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...
May 1, 2011
Bell 205-1A N28HJ at the Helitack base. Likely far from retirement, one of the world’s oldest Bell “Huey” helicopters is being treated to some of the most spectacular scenery on planet Earth. Looking showroom-new, Kachina Aviation’s Huey, registration N28HJ, is over 29,000 hours young and currently enjoying the spectacular vistas of Yosemite National Park. You wouldn’t know it...
May 1, 2011
Helicopters pick up ocean water as part of attempts to dump it on Japan’s damaged nuclear reactor to prevent a meltdown. On March 11, 2011, Japan suffered unbelievable tragedy in the form of a 9.0-magnitude earthquake, devastating tsunami and nuclear crisis. More than 20,000 people were feared dead and thousands homeless. As this issue went to press, the number of confirmed dead rose above 14,000...
April 21, 2011
The pictures broadcast around the world of a manned Chinook CH-47 helicopter flying over the stricken, radiation-emitting Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan in the early days of the ongoing disaster filled aviation experts with horror. Aviation industrialists and observers who are aware of the capabilities of current unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) saw this situation as the most logical and appropriate use of...
April 21, 2011
The pictures broadcast around the world of a manned Boeing CH-47 Chinook flying over the stricken, radiation-emitting Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan in the early days of the ongoing...
April 4, 2011
Steven Weinert, director of maintenance at Uniflight Northeast in Grand Prairie, Texas, has obtained FAA designated...
April 1, 2011
While listening to a CNN correspondent reporting ‘live’ (as opposed to the footage repeated morning, noon and night ad nauseum over subsequent days) during the early stages of the recovery operation in northern Japan immediately after the earthquake and subsequent devastating tsunami, a helicopter passed overhead which drew the camera’s unblinking eye. “That’s what is really...
March 10, 2011
Bell Helicopter has inked a distribution agreement with Tempe, Ariz.-based Van Horn Aviation involving a supplemental type certificate (STC) for the 206 composite tail rotor blade. The contract was signed during...
March 1, 2011
During an HAI Forum in late January, FAA Director of Flight Standards Services John Allen told around 100 people in attendance that the agency intends to clear up regulations governing public-use helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft that are so confusing, even his own inspectors do not fully understand them. Held at its headquarters in Alexandria, Va., HAI called the forum to address questions raised as a...
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