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November 17, 2010
In response to a recent fatal accident investigation that revealed a crack in the main rotor hub fitting of the Bell 212, FAA has published...
November 8, 2010
Noting a 2008 crash in Alaska that killed four people, NTSB is recommending that its European...
November 1, 2010
In late September the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released the results of a study of the implications of the changes in the air ambulance industry’s size and structure on safety and services. What was the point? Did anybody find this report useful, insightful or helpful? The GAO looked at how the industry changed in the last decade and the implications for the availability of services...
November 1, 2010
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) concerning helicopter operators, including air ambulances. If finalized, stricter rules and procedures, improved communications and training and additional on-board safety equipment would be the result, according to the regulatory agency. “This is a significant proposal that will improve the safety of...
November 1, 2010
AgustaWestland’s AW139 has achieved certification from Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee (MAK) in Moscow. The manufacturer is setting...
November 1, 2010
Mike Atwood Two new online podcasts and supporting white papers are now available through Rotor & Wing’s parent website, www.aviationtoday.com. Rotor & Wing Editor-in-Chief Joy Finnegan moderates a discussion with Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) President Mike Atwood in “Night Vision Goggle Classification: Myths and Misconceptions.”...
November 1, 2010
The U.S. Navy has begun rotorcraft project testing using its new Testbed for Rapid Warfighter Response and Experimentation (T-REX), a Bell UH-1N adapted for use in developing and testing new technology equipment. T-REX is a part of NAVAIR’s Naval Aviation Center for Rotorcraft Advancement (NACRA), and headed by Brad Schieferdecker, associate director for technology development, and based at NAS...
November 1, 2010
As I write this column before the outcome of the UK’s Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) is known (expected towards the end of October), it is already clear that the process has been rushed through. Where the previous SDR in 1998 took a year-plus to complete, this time and despite the desperate need for a strategic re-evaluation which is long overdue, the process hasn’t taken more...
October 7, 2010
Extensive changes are in store for the regulations that guide helicopter EMS operations, under an FAA Notice for Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) released Thursday. The agency is moving to tighten flight rules and...
October 1, 2010
Animation shows cockpit view from the Piper PA-32R-300 one second before it struck the Eurocopter AS350BA on Aug. 8, 2009 over the Hudson River. NTSB Image The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its findings in the Aug. 8, 2009 midair collision involving a helicopter and a small aircraft over the Hudson River near New York City. Nine people died in the crash, which involved a Liberty...
October 1, 2010
A group of government and industry organizations has completed certification of the first Bell 429 to conduct steep approaches using wide area augmentation system (WAAS) capability. Involved in the collaborative effort are Bell Helicopter, Air Methods, FAA (including its Global Navigation Satellite System Program Office and Flight Standards Organization), Hickock & Associates, and Des Moines...
September 15, 2010
Following a five-hour public meeting yesterday, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a multi-pronged probable cause in the Aug. 8, 2009 midair collision of a tour helicopter and small aircraft over the Hudson River near New York City. Nine people died in the accident, which involved a Liberty Helicopters-operated Eurocopter AS350BA...
September 14, 2010
The National Transportation Safety Board is meeting at 9:30 a.m. EST this morning to issue a report...
September 7, 2010
FAA has issued an emergency airworthiness directive (AD) for the Bell 222, including the B and U models, and the Bell 230 and 430. The AD is related to a...
September 1, 2010
Aerospace Filtration Systems (AFS) has equipped two Namibia-based Government Air Transport Services AgustaWestland AW139s...
September 1, 2010
"Back to the Future" would have been an apt theme when Pentagon and U.S. rotorcraft industry and academic representatives convened in Huntsville, Ala., May 5-6 for a workshop on a nascent organization called the Vertical Lift Consortium. The meeting at the Army’s Redstone Arsenal was part of a Defense Department quest to ensure the future of the U.S. vertical lift industry by trying to get...
August 25, 2010
Appareo Systems has been included on the Inc. Magazine 500 – a compilation of the 500 fastest growing private companies in the country. Appareo comes in at number 159 on the list with a growth percentage of 1751.9...
August 11, 2010
AgustaWestland has inked a deal to supply six AW139s to the Government of Panama. Four of the helicopters will...
August 5, 2010
More than 5,000 words of direct quotations from the Rotor & Wing 2010 Safety and Training Summit are now available through a web-only...
August 4, 2010
Two helicopters—a Kamov Ka-32A and a Mil Mi-17-1B—left Azerbaijan on Wednesday headed to Russia to join efforts to bring widespread...
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