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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...
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...
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