Commentary: Accidents Should Prompt Personal Review
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 04:58:00 -0500
As helicopter professionals, we all keep an eye on our industry news to stay atop of the latest issues and initiatives that affect our business. Within just the past few days, we’ve seen 26 deaths and 2 injuries resulting from seven helicopter accidents. By any measure, these are alarming numbers.
FAA Already Has Drone Registry Rule in Works
(Rotor & Wing) - Top FAA and U.S. Transportation Dept. officials already have already begun reviewing a draft rule requiring registration of small...
China: Drone flying will face stricter monitoring
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 04:55:00 -0500
(China Daily) - Drone owners and fans in China can expect a tough time after the People's Liberation Army Air Force has pledged to tighten monitoring of such aircraft.
AMOA Commits to Crash Resistant Fuel Systems
The Air Medical Operators Association (AMOA), in cooperation with helicopter manufacturers Airbus Helicopters and Bell Helicopter, announces its commitment...
Business Aviation Recruiting on the Rise
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 04:31:00 -0500
(Roanoke, TX) - Aviation Search Group, a direct hire recruiting firm for the aviation industry, reported a 38% increase in business aviation search assignments over the last year. General Manager, Brad Stemmler, attributes the increase to an improving economy. "Flight hours are up and aviation professionals are needed in all facets of business aviation."
DSI: Honeywell VXP Onboard HUMS for EC-145s
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 04:30:00 -0500
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation of the Honeywell VXP Health & Usage...
FRASCA 407 FTD Receives Level 7 Qualification
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 04:29:00 -0500
The Helicopter Flight Training Center, Shreveport, LA has recently received FAA Level 7 approval for their FRASCA built Bell 407 Flight Training Device (FTD). The FTD includes an advanced visual system capable of providing VFR, IFR and highly realistic NVG training using actual night vision goggles. The cockpit design was developed with input from the anticipated target group and features an exact replica of the aircraft cockpit. The FTD also includes a large field of view visual system (Frasca’s TruVision™ Global) with specialized databases for EMS and police training scenarios and HeliSAS autopilot control and Garmin equipment.