Plane and Helicopter Collide over Frederick, Md.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:36:00 -0400
Frederick, Md. (WJLA/NewsChannel 8) - Maryland State Police said three men were killed and two others were injured in a mid-air collision that occurred Oct. 23 between a helicopter and an airplane.
Liberty Helicopters Seeks Director of Maintenance
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:28:00 -0400
Liberty Helicopters has an immediate opening at our Kearny, N.J., facility for a Director of Maintenance.
MMEL Revision: Airbus Helicopters EC120B
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:39:00 -0400
The FAA has published Master Minimum Equipment List (MMEL) Revision: 1 for Airbus Helicopters EC120B aircraft.
Bell: Purchase Agreement with Zip Aviation for 407GX
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:12:00 -0400
Orlando, Fla. - Bell Helicopter announced a signed agreement with Zip Aviation for the sale of a Bell 407GX to be used for corporate transportation, charters, tours, transfers, and aerial surveys.
AgustaWestland: Bel Air Takes Delivery of AW189
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:55:00 -0400
Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Bel Air of Denmark has taken delivery of its first AW189 super medium helicopter, while a second helicopter will be handed over shortly.
Airbus Helicopters: EC135 T3 Receives EASA Certification
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:41:00 -0400
Donauwörth, Germany – The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certified the new EC135 T3 by Airbus Helicopters, completing a new and important chapter in the development history of the EC135.
Raise Your Profile through the HFI Online Auction!
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:30:00 -0400
Raise your company's profile at HAI HELI-EXPO 2015 in Orlando, Fla., by donating to Helicopter Foundation International’s Online Auction. The auction will reach thousands of bidders from across the vertical aviation industry - and help a great industry cause!
Russia to Fulfill Helicopter Contract with U.S.
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:17:00 -0400
Russia Beyond the Headlines - Russia is finalizing the fulfillment of contacts with the U.S. government for the delivery of Mil Mi-17V-5 military transport helicopters to Afghanistan.
Ten Persons Trapped in Flash Floods Rescued
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:58:00 -0400
Tamil Nadu, India (The Hindu) - Even as monsoon rains continued to lash the southern districts, the IAF and the National Disaster Response Force responded with lightning speed to an SOS from Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam to rescue 10 persons caught in floods in Dindigul district.
Helicopter Operators Formally Launch HeliOffshore
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:47:00 -0400
Helicopters - Five major helicopter operators have officially announced a new industry association – HeliOffshore – for organizations with an interest in working together on safety in offshore helicopter transport. The new association was introduced at a launch event at its offices in London.
NBAA, HAI Aim to Elevate Maintenance Profession
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:36:00 -0400
Aviation Week - One important – but sometimes overlooked – aspect of creating a safe and high-quality maintenance operation is ensuring all technicians have a strong sense of moving along an attractive and professional career path. Just connect the dots: an employee's performance is tied directly to his or her level of engagement in their job – and engagement is linked closely to professional development and growth.
IHST: 7 Technologies to Reduce Helicopter Accidents
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:08:00 -0400
New aviation technologies can provide a variety of solutions that can directly and indirectly address safety issues related to worldwide civil helicopter operations. In addition, the targeted use of enhanced aviation systems in the cockpit can contribute to accident prevention and an increase in accident survivability.
Bell: Endorses HNZ Topflight for Mountain Training
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:15:00 -0400
Fort Worth, Texas - Bell Helicopter has approved HNZ Topflight (HNZ) as an Approved Flight Training Center for the purpose of offering Mountain Flight Training Courses on Bell Helicopter models.
News from Washington
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:03:00 -0400
The U.S. Congress remains in recess for two more weeks until after the November 4 mid-term elections. While the lights have been out in the Capitol, some lawmakers have been busy holding hearings on the need for additional travel restrictions due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and House and Senate leadership are beginning to sketch out the congressional calendar during the lame-duck session and into the new year.
AgustaWestland: BAIC Signs Multi-Year Contract
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:47:00 -0400
Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Beijing Automotive Industrial Corporation (BAIC) of China has signed a multi-year contract for the purchase of 50 AgustaWestland helicopters of various models, including AW139, AW169, and AW189.