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January 25, 2011
During an HAI Forum on Thursday, 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...
January 24, 2011
The U.S. State Department has delivered three Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawks to the Mexican government’s...
January 14, 2011
The state of Maryland is suing the U.S. government over a September 2008 helicopter crash that killed four people, claiming that FAA air...
January 13, 2011
A close look at documents from the U.S. National Transportation Board (NTSB) and a company it’s placing much of the blame on for a 2008 helicopter crash reveals a sharp contrast in viewpoints from the government investigators and the operator—Perkasie, Pa.-based Carson Helicopters—as to what led the Sikorsky S-61 to fall from the sky. With all the “he said, she said”...
January 10, 2011
FAA has granted Level 2 exit status for Air Methods’ safety management system (SMS) program. The designation...
January 7, 2011
AgustaWestland subsidiary PZL-Swidnik has obtained EASA certification to install a...
January 4, 2011
Eurocopter subsidiary Helibras has handed over the first three Brazilian Armed Forces EC725s under a 50-helicopter...
January 1, 2011
While acknowledging the role of lax oversight by maintenance inspectors, FAA and the U.S. Forest Service, the National Transportation Board has placed much of the blame for a 2008 crash of a Sikorsky S-61 on the operator—Carson Helicopters. During a public meeting Dec. 7 coinciding with the release of the accident’s probable causes, board members touched on the many complicated aspects of the...
January 1, 2011
William Coultas, the co-pilot in a 2008 Carson Helicopters-operated crash of a Sikorsky S-61 near Weaverville, Calif., is claiming that the National Transportation Safety Board came to the wrong conclusions about what caused the helicopter to fall from the sky. Coultas is one of four...
January 1, 2011
NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman used an analogy to describe how federal oversight relates to public-use aircraft, a topic that came up multiple times during the Dec. 7 meeting: “Public-use operations have been made an orphan by the aviation industry, like they have no parent and no one wants to be responsible for them. And this orphan, everyone says when they make a mistake or when something goes...
January 1, 2011
Helicopter Association Intl (HAI), the Intl Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) and other industry leaders have identified safety management systems (SMS) as a key tool in the effort to reduce helicopter accidents 80 percent by 2016. Without setting into the statistics, there are plenty of places to read the raw numbers, but let’s just start by agreeing that the helicopter industry’s safety record...
December 30, 2010
Helicopter Association Intl (HAI) has scheduled a January 20 industry forum in Alexandria, Va. to address questions and issues related to public-use...
December 27, 2010
American Eurocopter’s FAA Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) has issued...
December 13, 2010
William Coultas, the co-pilot in a 2008 Carson Helicopters-operated crash of a Sikorsky S-61 in Oregon, is claiming that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) came to the wrong conclusions...
December 10, 2010
The government of Yemen has placed an order for four commercial-configured Huey IIs, as well as pilot and...
December 9, 2010
While acknowledging the role of lax oversight by maintenance inspectors, FAA and the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. National Transportation Board has placed much of the blame for a 2008 crash of a Sikorsky S-61 on the operator—Carson Helicopters. During a public meeting Dec. 7 coinciding with the release of the accident’s probable causes, board members touched on the many complicated aspects of...
December 9, 2010
AgustaWestland has delivered three AW139s to the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA). The...
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
Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) has received an order from the U.S. State Department for another pair of modified...
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