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August 17, 2011
FlightSafety International has designated Brisbane, Australia-based Sikorsky Helitech as a maintenance training center...
August 1, 2011
Line ‘em up: Bristow Academy has a fleet of around 50 helicopters based at its largest campus in Titusville, Fla. Photos courtesy Bristow Academy 21:30 local time. Your Sikorsky S-92 is two hours out of Bergen, Norway. Tonight’s destination is the company rig’s 50-by-50 helipad located 225 feet above the churning North Sea. OAT: –5º C. Wind Direction: 290. Speed: 30 kts...
August 1, 2011
In my last column, I wrote about the safety enthusiasm in a “Just Culture” that permeated throughout the HAI Convention back in March. This culture is a partnership with management and all employees. A safety culture is ultimately a leadership responsibility and needs management commitment. Let’s look and see what a “Just Culture” is all about. I’ve attended many great...
August 1, 2011
In February 2009, FlightSafety International made a move to the offshore helicopter training market in a big way. This is the opening date for the company’s 78,000-square-foot training center in Lafayette, La. Up and running are two Level D full flight motion simulators, both for Sikorsky helicopters—the S-92 and the S-76C+, convertible to the C++. Also installed and running are two Bell...
June 1, 2011
Squadron, Inc. Photo Hi-Jet Helicopter Services of Paramaribo, Suriname recently contracted the Squadron, Inc. to provide an operational safety assist visit as part of Hi-Jet implementing a safety management...
June 1, 2011
Elbit Systems has won a contract to launch a helicopter pilot training center for Macedonia’s...
June 1, 2011
You are a small helicopter operator and you have recently purchased one of those high speed-low drag safety management systems (SMS). Congratulations. Now what? You open the box, start clicking the computer and pretty soon find yourself facing a lot of forms that need filling in, along with a lot of questions needing answering by your co-workers. So you go asking those questions and before you know it...
May 25, 2011
Tyumen, Russia-based UTair Aviation has become the newest certified training facility for Eurocopter...
April 28, 2011
Thales has entered into a five-year contract with Lockheed Martin UK as part of the Integrated Merlin Operational Support...
April 27, 2011
Bell Helicopter affiliate SkyBOOKS has begun offering its electronic maintenance tracking software for...
March 1, 2011
Erickson Air-Crane has reached an agreement with Wan Yu Industries Groups (Taicang) in China for five S-64Fs. The agreement...
February 1, 2011
A friend of mine recently asked me why helicopters were so expensive to buy and operate. The simple answer to both parts of the question is complexity. Helicopters have a large number of moving parts, designed for minimal weight and high stress (fatigue) conditions. Even the ‘simplest’ light helicopter is a true marvel of mechanical engineering. This, combined with a low tolerance for failure...
January 26, 2011
Erickson Air-Crane has sold five S-64Fs to Wan Yu Industries Groups (Taicang) in China. The agreement calls for...
January 10, 2011
FAA has granted Level 2 exit status for Air Methods’ safety management system (SMS) program. The designation...
December 20, 2010
Canada’s CHC Helicopter has reached an agreement transfer all of its helicopter flight training...
December 1, 2010
Russia’s Center for Scientific and Technical Services (CSTS) Dinamika is partnering with Russian Helicopters to develop and produce technical training units (TTUs) for helicopter pilots and maintenance...
October 1, 2010
From advanced all-digital cockpits, to more powerful engines, to the use of advanced composite materials, no matter how you look at them, today’s helicopters are marvels of technological advancement. As good as those advancements are, each one places an increasing degree of pressure on those charged with inspecting, troubleshooting and maintaining these amazing machines. Animation or instructional...
October 1, 2010
Pratt & Whitney Canada has approved two Machida borescope and videoscope inspection kits. PWC34910-106...
September 1, 2010
A while back I was talking with an A&P mechanic about human factors, working environments and the pressure they often feel in pushing their personal limits. He said to me, “I can’t wait for the day that I report an error to my manager and am rewarded with a bonus or a trip to Hawaii because I have potentially saved lives.” It took me a while to digest what he had said, but he was way...
August 1, 2010
RotorWatch Provides Accurate Weather Data Telvent DTN has updated features for the RotorWatch weather service, which is part of its MxVision AviationSentry Online program. With coverage in the U.S. and Canada, RotorWatch gives helicopter operators the ability to track in-flight aircraft and approaching weather conditions on the same screen. Telvent DTN senior sales consultants Dale Raymakers and James...
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