Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:55:00 -0400

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday issued safety recommendations regarding helicopter operations to and from offshore petroleum platforms. The recommendations to the US Department of the Interior, the US Coast Guard, and the American Petroleum Institute, stem from loss-of-power accidents apparently caused by turbine helicopters ingesting methane or other gases being vented from the platforms.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:39:00 -0400

Newhaven, England (Sussex Express) - A Coastguard paramedic was winched down to take an ill angler to hospital on Aug. 31.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:22:00 -0400

Sonoma County, Calif. (CBS SF) — Sonoma County sheriff's deputies used a 100-foot line on Aug. 30 to rescue a man suffering from a heat-related injury in a remote ravine several miles east of Geyserville.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:58:00 -0400

The FAA has issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the Portsmouth, N.H., area for September 3. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:46:00 -0400

Rotor&Wing - A helicopter is a very large collection of parts, most of which operate in an extremely violent fashion. Which means, of course, that they have to be replaced on a regular basis – normally during a pre-determined period based on flight time or flight cycles.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:34:00 -0400

Flightglobal - The Indian ministry of defence has cleared the procurement of attack and heavy-lift helicopters for the nation's air force, while also cancelling a decade-long effort to acquire 197 reconnaissance and surveillance (RSH) rotorcraft.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:22:00 -0400 - A new anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopter for the People's Liberation Army Navy is undergoing trials and testing, according to news reports and Chinese military websites.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:09:00 -0400 - After media reports claiming the helicopter was forced to land on the Talisman-operated platform in the North Sea, a Bristow Helicopter spokesperson dismissed the writings, saying that the landing was scheduled.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:55:00 -0400

The Combat Helicopter Pilots Association (CHPA) will host its Tenth Annual Convention and Business Meeting September 7-10 at the Mission Inn Hotel and Spa in Riverside, Calif., and you're cordially invited to join in for the festivities!

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:41:00 -0400

The Maritime Executive - A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter crashed at 2:00 p.m. (GMT) on Sept. 1 at sea in the Gulf of Aden as it attempted to land on board USS Mesa Verde. All 25 people on board were safely recovered.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:23:00 -0400

HAI reminds members of the aerial firefighting industry of a U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Aviation and Contracting Vendor Summit Meeting in Boise, Idaho, September 30 and October 1. Note these are corrected dates as per a USFS announcement in FedBizOps.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:30:00 -0400

Are you working to transform vertical flight? Do you want to present your work at the world’s leading vertical flight technology event? The AHS International 71st Annual Forum will be held May 5-7, 2015, in Virginia Beach, Va., USA. Be a part of it! Submit your abstract no later than Friday, September 26.

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:10:00 -0400

Raise your company’s profile at Helicopter Association International’s HELI-EXPO 2015 in Orlando, Fla., by donating to Helicopter Foundation International’s Online Auction. This year’s auction, will be hosted online by BiddingForGood, and promises to be bigger and better, reaching thousands of potential aviation enthusiasts and bidders from across the vertical aviation industry!

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:49:00 -0400

The FAA has issued a NOTAM for Saturday, Aug. 30, for temporary flight restrictions in the Westchester, N.Y., area. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:09:00 -0400

The FAA has issued a NOTAM for Labor Day, Monday, Sep. 1, for temporary flight restrictions in the Milwaukee, Wis., area. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.

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