Helicopter Rescues Hobart Teenager
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:53:00 -0500
abc.net.au - Tasmania's police rescue helicopter has been used to rescue a teenager injured after jumping more than 8 metres down a cliff at a popular beach in the state's south.
Helicopter Swoops in for Skellig Renovation Mission
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:41:00 -0500
Skellig Michael, Atlantic Ocean (independent.ie) - Seven tonnes of material have been airlifted to Skellig Michael for essential renovation works on the Unesco world heritage site. Specialist Air Corps helicopter crews were dropped down on to a small landing pad some 37 metres over a sheer drop to the Atlantic Ocean off the Kerry coast.
Rockwell Collins Image Generators Selected for Apache
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:30:00 -0500
Rockwell Collins will supply EP-8000 image generators for Boeing Apache Longbow Crew Trainers.
Colorado Heli-Ops Marks Three Milestones in One Day
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:11:00 -0500
Colorado Heli-Ops recently celebrated three significant milestones on the same day: 1,000th helicopter tour; first tour flight in new Robinson R66; one-year anniversary of the move into its new facility at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport.
House Transportation Cmte. Approves Apnea Bill
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:58:00 -0500
Reacting sharply to a plan announced by the Federal Air Surgeon to require testing of overweight pilots for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the House Transportation Committee on Dec. 4 approved legislation that would require the FAA to go through the normal rulemaking process before making such a change. "The rulemaking process must involve industry stakeholders, allow for the opportunity of experts and pilots to weigh in, and serve to enhance operational safety within the aviation industry," said HAI Pres. Matt Zuccaro in a letter to the bill's sponsor.
Able Link Assembly Elastomeric Bearing Repair
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:42:00 -0500
Able proudly introduces its latest solution: the Bell 206L Link Assembly Elastomeric Bearing Repair.
Carter Aviation Reaches Major Milestone
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:25:00 -0500
On the morning of November 7, 2013, Carter Aviation Technologies reached a major milestone for just the second time in aviation history, and once again achieved Mu-1 (forward speed/rotor tip speed) with their second generation CarterCopter - Slowed Rotor / Compound (SR/C) aircraft.
Transportation Bills to Address "Infrastructure Cliff"
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:03:00 -0500
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) is to introduce two bills to address the "infrastructure cliff:" one to raise the gas tax to 33.4 cents per gallon over the next few years; the other would let states look into charging drivers by the mile.
NOTAM Issued for Anchorage, Alaska
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 19:45:00 -0500
The FAA has issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the Anchorage, Alaska, area for December 7. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.
Nominations-at-Large for HAI Board of Directors
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:25:00 -0500
Helicopter Association International (HAI) is inviting nomination of candidates for election in February 2014 to fill three vacancies that will occur on the HAI Board of Directors on July 1, 2014.
Piston Operators: Shell Announces Unleaded Avgas Development
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:55:00 -0500
Shell Aviation, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, announced on Dec. 3, 2013, that it has developed a 100 octane unleaded formulation that has been both bench- and flight-tested, and appears to work as a "performance drop-in" replacement. "Shell's announcement is welcome news, and we look forward to learning more as their product moves through the testing and approval process," said Paul Schaaf, HAI's vice president of operations.
Online Discussion Groups: HAI's Safety Committee Wants to Know
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 02:00:00 -0500
Over the next several weeks, the Safety Committee will be asking you questions here in RotorNews and on www.rotor.org to help determine the safety concerns of HAI members. Your answers to these questions will help guide the discussion at the Safety Town Hall meeting during HAI HELI-EXPO 2014.
South Australia Cuts Funding for Helicopter Shark Patrols
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 21:36:00 -0500
The Australian - Adelaide beaches will be less safe this summer because a cut to helicopter shark patrol funds has forced the axing of weekday flights, surf lifesavers have warned.
SkyTrac Introduces HRD for 1-Second Position Reporting
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 21:23:00 -0500
SkyTrac Systems is pleased to introduce High Resolution Data (HRD), a feature that provides highly accurate 1-second position reporting. The feature helps validate compliance with a variety of regulations and laws.
Australian Helicopters Awarded Firefighting Contract
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:51:00 -0500
Australian Helicopters has been awarded a three-year contract with the National Aerial Firefighting Centre to be delivered through the South Australian Country Fire Service following a tender process.