SkyTrac Wins Contract to Provide Hydro One with Services
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:01:00 -0400
SkyTrac announces the award of the Hydro One Networks Inc. helicopter operations support contract. The 5-year contract includes web-based aeronautical mapping and system management software, weather mapping overlays, SkyWeb mobile phone services, flight following services, and text/voice communications.
Airbus Helicopters: Tail Rotor Control Turnbuckles
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:41:00 -0400
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive for Airbus Helicopters Model AS332C, AS332L, AS332L1, AS332L2, EC225LP, and SA330J helicopters with a certain tail rotor control turnbuckle installed. This AD requires inspecting the turnbuckles for corrosion or a crack, and depending on the results, either replacing the turnbuckle or treating the turnbuckle for corrosion.
ARGUS Joins Air Charter Safety Foundation
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:15:00 -0400
ARGUS International is the newest company to join the Air Charter Safety Foundation. Along with more than 100 other companies, ARGUS desires to more publicly support the foundation's vision to enable on-demand air charter providers and fractional program managers to achieve the highest levels of safety in the aviation industry.
Tax Reform Update
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:49:00 -0400
According to a survey released by Miller and Chevalier and the National Foreign Trade Council, leading business chiefs in the United States agree that tax reform is unlikely to happen this year, although they are hopeful that the tax extenders package will be addressed.
Eurocopter Deutschland: Jettisonable Sliding Doors
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:28:00 -0400
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive for Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH Model MBB-BK 117 C-2 helicopters with a jettisonable sliding door installed. This AD requires inspecting the lock release assembly and the middle and upper lever locking bolts of each door, replacing any damaged parts with airworthy parts, and ensuring the door is correctly installed.
Maersk Simulators Boost Offshore Emergency Training
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:27:00 -0400
windpowerengineering.com - Maersk Training has announced the launch of two new offshore emergency courses, the OPITO Helideck Emergency Response Team Member Training and the OPITO 6 Day Combined Helideck and Team Member Training. These two OPITO Accredited courses will kick start this month at the company’s training centre in the North-east of Scotland and be delivered using a newly built Helicopter simulator and helideck.
Crew Safe after Precautionary Landing
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:21:00 -0400
wausaudailyherald.com - The U.S. Coast Guard says a helicopter from its air station in Traverse City, Mich., had flight control problems and made what was described as a "precautionary" landing on the east shore of Washington Island on March 2.
Helicopter Crashes in Guatemala
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:02:00 -0400
latino.foxnews.com - Three people died when a helicopter crashed in a mountainous area in southeastern Guatemala, the General Civil Aviation Directorate reported March 4.
This Week in Congress
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:46:00 -0400
This week will be all about a series of hearings focused on President Obama's budget, online sales tax questions, and retirement.
Agusta: Tail Rotor Blades
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:31:00 -0400
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive for Agusta S.p.A. Model AB412 and AB412 EP helicopters. This AD requires inspecting the tail rotor blade for a crack, corrosion, nick, scratch, dent, or other damage and replacing or repairing the blade, depending on the damage.
Women in Aviation Celebrates Past, Present, and Future
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:17:00 -0400
Women in Aviation, International hosted its 25th annual conference with three days jammed with activities to honor the past, guide the present, and plant seeds for the future. Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, was the scene for the 2014 International Women in Aviation Conference held March 6-8, 2014.
FERC Orders Security Standards for Grid Facilities
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:58:00 -0400
The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced late last week the release of an order directing the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to write physical security standards for electric utilities.
CALSTAR is Hiring New Directors!
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:49:00 -0400
California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR) is seeking a Director of Flight Operations and a Director of Communications in McClellan, Calif.
NOTAM Issued for New York, N.Y.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:33:00 -0400
The FAA has issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the New York, N.Y., area for March 11. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.
Eurocopter Deutschland: Main Gearbox Oil
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:11:00 -0400
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive for Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH Model EC135P1, EC135P2, EC135P2+, EC135T1, EC135T2, and EC135T2+ helicopters.