Interim Change to Interagency Aerial Ignition Guide
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:02:00 -0400
Brainerd Helicopters has advised the interagency aviation community that they have received FAA field (337) approval for a "PSD Adapter Plate". This bracket should answer FAA concerns about using belly straps to secure PSD systems on Brainerd's A-Star helicopters.
DART: Approvals for Skidtubes and Heli-Utility-Baskets
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:02:00 -0400
DART Aerospace has announced that it has received a European Aviation Safety Agency Supplemental Type Certificate for its EC145 skidtubes. DART has also recently received FAA approval for its BK117 Heli-Utility-Basket.
ASI: Veteran Rolls-Royce M250 Technician Joins Team
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:01:00 -0400
Air Services Int'l. announces that veteran technician Barry Beegle has joined the M250 team as Lead Engine Mechanic. ASI made several key other key announcements last week during the MRO Americas trade show, including the introduction of John Gregg as General Manager and Rich Ritter as of MRO Services.
Greenwich AeroGroup: New Dealers for LiveAero
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:03:00 -0400
Three new dealers have joined Greenwich AeroGroup's dealer network for the installation and certification of LiveAero Broadband SATCOM systems: West Star Aviation, Pro Star Aviation, and Aviation Partners Group.
Window-shopping at the HAI Partner Services Mall
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:26:00 -0400
CAE Flightscape offers HFDM products and services – 10% off HFDM service contract or 10% off Insight software purchase.
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FAA Completes NextGen Nationwide Equipment Installation
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:09:00 -0400
The FAA announces the completion of a U.S. nationwide infrastructure upgrade that will enable air traffic controllers to track aircraft with greater accuracy and reliability, while giving pilots more information in the cockpit. This upgrade is a key improvement in the Next Generation Air Transportation System.
Utility to Inspect Power Lines by Helicopter
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:50:00 -0400
Northwestern Wisconsin residents might soon notice a helicopter cruising over their neighborhoods. Xcel Energy plans to start a six-day aerial inspection its transmission lines on April 21. Helicopter crews will look for defects, loose fittings, and other potential problems that could cause outages.
Era Group: New VP Safety and Quality Assurance
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:37:00 -0400
Era Group Inc. has appointed Cory Theriot to the post of Vice President of Safety and Quality Assurance. As part of Era's senior management team, Theriot brings nearly two decades of experience in aviation safety and risk assessment to this critical position of overseeing Era's commitment to the highest safety standards and practices.
Presidential Helicopter Acquisition Update
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:11:00 -0400
The House Armed Services Committee, Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee requested that GAO continue to monitor the VXX presidential helicopter acquisition through a series of reviews. Subsequently, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 mandated that GAO continue to review and report on the program annually to the congressional defense committees.
Pilots Hit Back at Claims New Safety Rules Put Lives at Risk
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:54:00 -0400
Following a fatal crash off Shetland last August, a number of new regulations were proposed including a restriction on passenger numbers. Oil and gas UK said this would require an increase in flights, putting pressure on pilots and potentially delaying safety maintenance for offshore platforms. The British Airline Pilots Association have written to the Civil Aviation Authority asking to ensure all proposals were adopted.
NOTAM Reissued for Miami, Fla.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:39:00 -0400
The FAA has reissued a NOTAM for a temporary flight restriction in the Miami, Fla., area for April 17-20. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.
Kaman: New Zealand SH-2G Achieves First Flight
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:23:00 -0400
Kaman Aerospace announces that the first New Zealand government NZ SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite helicopter began production flight testing at Kaman's Bloomfield, Connecticut facility. After production flight tests, this aircraft will be used for maintenance and aircrew training.
Alaska Pilots: Increase Safety in Your Operations!
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:11:00 -0400
Don't miss the free Helicopter Pilots Safety Workshop in Juneau, Alaska, Sunday, May 4. Discuss regional issues affecting helicopter pilots, earn WINGS credit, network with your peers, and more!
HAI Promotes Vertical Lift Industry in China
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:32:00 -0400
The Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (ABACE) is taking place in Shanghai, China, April 15-17, and HAI is there to discuss rotary-wing aviation and safety to a burgeoning market.
Summit Aviation: Cohosting Airbus Helicopters Symposium
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:50:00 -0400
Summit Aviation will cohost the Airbus Helicopters East Regional Symposium at Summit's facility in Middletown, Delaware on Wednesday, April 23. The one-day symposium will consist of informational presentations and safety and technical briefings regarding Airbus Helicopters products and services.