Thu, 03 Sep 2015 00:25:00 -0400

In response to the dramatic increase in the number of unmanned aircraft — often referred to as drones — being operated by recreational and hobbyist users, the FAA on Wednesday published the first significant update of model aircraft guidance in more than 34 years. “The explosion in the number of so-called drones being flown for personal use means that there have been too many people who really have no idea of their impact on safe manned aircraft operations,” said HAI President and CEO Matt Zuccaro. “Today’s new guidance from the FAA spells out very clearly how recreational and hobby unmanned aircraft should be flown.”

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 00:15:00 -0400

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected Marke “Hoot” Gibson and Earl Lawrence for two executive-level positions that will guide the agency’s approach to safe, timely and efficient integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into U.S. airspace. "I have had the pleasure of working with Hoot in my capacity as a member of the Institute Management Council at the NextGen Institute and look forward to working with both him and Earl on this most important initiative, which will have a significant impact on the helicopter community," said HAI President and CEO Matt Zuccaro.

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 21:04:00 -0400

Monroe, Conn. - The Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) announces that the Proffer has been approved by the Department of the Army! This will allow key personnel from the Active Army, Army Reserve, and National Guard who represent the operational, acquisition, science & technology, and special operations communities to participate in the intellectual exchange and professional development that occurs at the 2016 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit, April 27-30 in Atlanta, Ga.

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 20:39:00 -0400

Always take time to study and understand all of the characteristics in your particular mission... Earlier this year, a helicopter crew was practicing dipping from a water tank. The pilot noticed that the water was flowing in from a pipe on the top of the tank, which protruded out one foot into the tank. The pilot hovered over the tank and dipped the bucket until it was almost completely submerged while attempting to keep the bucket away from the protruding pipe. The crew made the decision to continue based on an impulsive decision...

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 20:17:00 -0400

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund has announced an additional five scholarships to be awarded to women in the helicopter industry. The additional scholarships available are due to the commitment of the Bristow Group to support advancing the careers of the organization's members.

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 19:41:00 -0400

Stavanger, Norway - Heli-One has been chosen as Bond Offshore Helicopters' service partner for an H225G-REDR, 9,000 hour G check. The contract, to be serviced at Heli-One's Stavanger facility in Norway, constitutes the first major H225 inspection in Bond Offshore Helicopter's fleet.

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 19:30:00 -0400 - Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) has completed the delivery of the first fleet of T129 ATAK Multirole Combat Helicopters.

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