News from Heli-One
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:33:00 -0400
Heli-One is helping the Royal Norwegian Air Force bring more people home safely by installing capability-enhancing modifications to its Sea King fleet. Spectrolab Inc. has accredited Heli-One's Norway workshop as a repair and overhaul center for searchlight systems and their components.
Night Vision Awards Announces Final Call for Entries
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:23:00 -0400
The Night Vision Awards selection committee announce the final call for nominations for the 2013 Night Vision Awards Show, to be held in Orlando at the ALEA annual conference on July 18.
One Dies in E China Helicopter Crash
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:11:00 -0400
Jinan (Xinhua) - One pilot died after a helicopter crashed in east China's Shandong Province on June 16.
FAA Bird Strike Advisory Circular
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:58:00 -0400
The FAA has published an Advisory Circular on the Bird/Other Wildlife Strike Reporting System. The document provides steps on reporting a wildlife strike and how to access the FAA National Wildlife Strike Database.
Helicopter Industry Represented by Guidance President
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:44:00 -0400
Arizona businesses and the helicopter industry will be represented on June 21 by Guidance Aviation's President, John Stonecipher, during the 50th Annual National Small Business Week in Washington D.C.
NOTAM Issued for Las Vegas, Nev.
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:40:00 -0400
The FAA has issued a NOTAM for a temporary flight restrictions in the Las Vegas, Nev., area for June 20-21. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.
House Panel Takes on DOT Hour of Service Rule
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:14:00 -0400
Senior members of the U.S. House of Representatives highways panel agreed June 18 that new regulations on trucker hours may be too confusing.
Probable Cause Report: Green Cove Springs, Fla.
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:01:00 -0400
The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a probable cause report for the December 26, 2011 accident involving a Bell 206B used in an organ transplant transfer flight in Green Cove Springs, Fla.
N.Y. HAI Members: Urge State Reps to Support GA
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:39:00 -0400
HAI members throughout New York are encouraged to contact their state Representatives and Senators in support of bills in both chambers that would exempt general aviation aircraft from certain taxes.
NorthStar Trekking Seeks Aircraft Maintenance Technician
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:18:00 -0400
NorthStar Trekking in Juneau, Alaska, is looking for a full time USA FAA certified Aircraft Maintenance Technician (A&P).
Flying 'Helicopter' Bike Unveiled in Prague
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:14:00 -0400
upi.com - Three Czech companies have teamed up to make a prototype of a flying electric bicycle that successfully took a test flight June 12 inside an exhibition hall in Prague.
Unmanned Marine Helo Crashes in Afghanistan
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:08:00 -0400
Military Times - A K-MAX unmanned helicopter crashed June 5 in Afghanistan while resupplying U.S. Marines. The helo crashed at a landing zone just northeast of Camp Leatherneck.
House Precludes Funds for User Fees in DOT Bill
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:25:00 -0400
The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee has released a Fiscal Year 2014 Department of Transportation spending bill which includes legislative language that specifically precludes "the availability of funds for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to finalize or implement any regulation that would promulgate new aviation user fees not specifically authorized by law."
BREAKING NEWS: House DOT Appropriations Bill Funds Control Control Towers
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:36:00 -0400
Appropriators in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday released an FY 2014 funding bill for the Department of Transportation (DOT) that includes $140 million to keep contract air traffic control towers open. Contract control towers have only remained open because Congress passed an emergency bill in April letting DOT shift $253 million between accounts to end air traffic controller furloughs.
House and Senate Working to Advance Immigration Legislation
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 14:26:00 -0400
The House Judiciary Committee begins marking up single-issue immigration bills this week, while the U.S. Senate continues voting on amendments to the "Gang of Eight" bill, with Senate Republicans working on measures to enhance border security in the bill.