Keystone Med-Flight Announces New VP of Operations
Mon, 20 May 2013 21:15:00 -0400
Keystone Med-Flight LLC has appointed Christopher Bassett as the company's new Vice President of Operations. Bassett is a well-known and respected aviation professional with over 25 years of experience in rotorcraft flight operations management.
Helicopters Bring Water to the Driest Parts of the World
Mon, 20 May 2013 21:09:00 -0400
co.exist - Millions of people lack access to safe water, and some don't have water at all. When wells and lakes dry up, or natural disaster strikes, they are forced to rely on truck deliveries, or air-drops.
Fracking Rule Met With Criticism in U.S. Congress
Mon, 20 May 2013 21:04:00 -0400
The U.S. Department of the Interior's revised proposal for regulating fracking on federal land provides industry with more of the flexibility it asked for, as well as provisions for states to remain in charge if their rules are strict enough.
Police Helicopter Assists in Water Rescue
Mon, 20 May 2013 20:57:00 -0400
Winnipeg, Canada (winnipeg.ctvnews.ca) - Emergency crews had to call in the police helicopter Air1 to rescue a woman in the fast-flowing Assiniboine River on May 17.
Signature Restarts Gatwick "Helicopter Aiming Point"
Mon, 20 May 2013 20:45:00 -0400
AINonline - Signature Flight Support is again handling all helicopter traffic in and out of London's Gatwick Airport after the helicopter aiming point re-opened earlier this month.
'Extraordinary Measures' as U.S. Hits Debt Limit
Mon, 20 May 2013 20:31:00 -0400
On May 19, the U.S. hit the debt limit. This weekend the Treasury Department stopped issuing State and Local Government securities, part of the agency's "extraordinary measures."
Coast Guard Hoists Distressed Teen from Surf
Mon, 20 May 2013 20:22:00 -0400
The U.S. Coast Guard hoisted a person from the water just off Sunset Beach near Warrenton, Ore., on May 17.
News from FlightSafety International
Mon, 20 May 2013 20:10:00 -0400
FlightSafety International has received approval from EASA for 49 of its practical maintenance training courses under Regulation 1149/2011 to date; Nigel Warren has joined the company as Regional Sales Manager for Northern Europe; the company's first AgustaWestland AW139 full flight simulator has entered service at the Learning Center in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Congress to Take Up Budget, Keystone, Student Loans
Mon, 20 May 2013 20:04:00 -0400
Amid continued focus on the Internal Revenue Service and other controversies that have hit the Obama administration, lawmakers this week will take up items that sputtered in the last Congress, with the House set to address the Keystone XL pipeline and the Senate starting debate on its farm bill.
CQHI Sells Nine Helicopters
Mon, 20 May 2013 19:55:00 -0400
Chongqing, China (CQNEWS) - Chongqing Helicopter Investment Co., Ltd signed nine agreements on the China International Investment and Global Sourcing Fair on May 16, 2013 and successfully sold nine helicopters "made in Chongqing."
Associations Support Airstrips in Land Management Planning Rule
Mon, 20 May 2013 19:43:00 -0400
HAI, along with the General Aviation Manufacturers Association and National Agricultural Aviation Association, filed comments May 20 in support of the portion of U.S. Forrest Service's land management planning rule that would require the inclusion of airstrips in forest management plans.
Gone West: Charles Cox Remembered for Leadership on Acoustic Issues
Mon, 20 May 2013 18:41:00 -0400
Charles Cox, Bell Helicopter's renowned acoustics engineer who oversaw virtually every aspect of that company's efforts to reduce helicopters' sound signatures for 40 years, passed away on May 17. He was 76.
Southwest Heliservices Seeks Utility Pilot
Mon, 20 May 2013 18:20:00 -0400
Southwest Heliservices is looking for a Bell 206B & L utility pilot for the Phoenix/Tucson, Arizona area. Must have 2,000 flight hours - of which 500 must be in Bell 206 series - longline and mountain time.
NOTAM Issued for New London, Conn.
Mon, 20 May 2013 18:03:00 -0400
The FAA has issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the New London, Conn., area for May 22. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.
U.S. House Moves on Student Loan Legislation
Mon, 20 May 2013 17:50:00 -0400
The U.S. House of Representatives Education and the Workforce Committee passed legislation May 16, largely along party lines, that would revamp the system for setting student loan interest rates.