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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...
March 1, 2011
The working group for a helicopter edition of the international standard for business aircraft operations (IS-BAO HE) is reporting progress toward its goal of launching the full document in the middle of this year. At the EASA Rotorcraft Symposium in December, Brian Humphries—both the chairman of the British Helicopter Association (BHA) and the CEO of the European Business Aviation Association...
March 1, 2011
Alakai Technologies has received an FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) to install its digital flight...
March 1, 2011
The U.S. State Department has handed over a trio of Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawks to the Mexican...
March 1, 2011
The past two presidents of HAI, Roy Resavage and Matt Zuccaro, must be complimented for promoting a balanced approach to public aircraft operators. In the early 90’s some of the folks in HAI were … less than gracious to public aircraft operators. It was during this time of “the troubles” as the Irish would call them, that a meeting attended by public aircraft operators and...
February 25, 2011
FAA has granted a supplemental type certificate (STC) to Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) to install a...
February 1, 2011
Single Parent In the Carson Helicopters S-61 case (see “Hersman: Public Use Aviation’s Orphan,” January 2011 Rotorcraft Report, page 10), you have a certified operator operating a type-certificated aircraft contracted to a government entity, so it isn’t a true “orphan,” just a single parent. The true “orphan” is where a government entity is operating a...
February 1, 2011
A close look at documents from NTSB and a company it’s placing much of the blame on for a 2008 helicopter crash reveals a sharp contrast in viewpoints from 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’ allegations flying from NTSB investigators, Carson and...
February 1, 2011
        AgustaWestland has handed over a second AW139 to the Italian Customs and Border Patrol Service (Guardia di...
February 1, 2011
The U.S. Army is not short of commitments; an ongoing war in Afghanistan, troops still engaged in New Dawn in Iraq, worries over the volatility of North Korea and a Chinese defense budget with a recent tendency to climb steeply with every passing year. In fact, U.S. forces operate in around 80 countries. But there was concern among those attending this year’s AUSA Aviation Symposium and Exposition in...
February 1, 2011
Longmont, Colo.-based Master Instructors has granted Master CFI-Helicopter accreditation to Randy...
January 31, 2011
Bell Helicopter has obtained Brazilian ANAC certification for the 429. The...
January 31, 2011
AgustaWestland has handed over an AW109 Power to Kocoglu Aviation, which...
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 confusing, even his own inspectors do not fully understand them. Held at its headquarters in Alexandria, Va., HAI called the Jan. 20 forum to address questions raised as...
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...
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