PHM Society to Host Rotary Wing HUMS Evolution Panel
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:55:00 -0400
The Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) Society, a new HAI affiliate member, will host a special panel on health usage monitoring systems (HUMS) at its annual conference in Fort Worth, Texas, September 29 through October 3. HAI Director of Flight Operations and Technical Services Harold Summers will be one of the panelists.
FBI Says No-Fly List Capable of Countering ISIS Threats
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 17:33:00 -0400
The FBI and TSA assured lawmakers at a U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Subcommittee meeting last week that the no-fly list is capable of countering the threat posed by ISIS, particularly westerners who may have joined the cause.
AgustaWestland: Philadelphia Plant Delivers 200th AW139
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 17:03:00 -0400
Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland's Philadelphia assembly line has built and delivered its 200th AW139 helicopter, featuring a firefighting configuration for delivery to Mitsui Bussan Aerospace and the City of Yokohama.
ACA Definition of "Full Time" Targeted by Trade Groups
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 16:33:00 -0400
A number of trade groups in the United States, including the Chamber of Commerce, the National Retail Federation, and the International Franchise Association, have launched "More Time for Full Time," pushing Congress to change the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) definition of full time work from 30 hours to 40 hours per week.
Bell Helicopter: Fourth Safety Symposium in 2014
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 16:02:00 -0400
Fort Worth, Texas – Bell Helicopter held a regional Safety Symposium for rotorcraft pilots and technicians in Prague, Czech Republic at the Prague Marriott Hotel. Introduced in 2013, Bell Helicopter's safety symposiums are designed to promote safety practices and applications that maintainers and operators can easily implement into their daily work.
U.S. Congress Finishes Legislative Business, Leaves Town
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:30:00 -0400
Both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate left town late September 18 following a vote in the Senate to keep the government open and extend the Export-Import Bank's charter through June. Members of Congress have returned to their districts to campaign, with Congress in recess until after election day sometime in mid-November.
Rolls-Royce Completes V-22 Engine Upgrade Flight Tests
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:04:00 -0400
airforce-technology.com - Rolls-Royce has completed a new engine upgrade for the AE 1107C Liberty turboshaft engines that power the U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps' V-22 tilt-rotor aircraft fleet.
Wysong: First of Three Bell 407GXs to Med-Trans Corp.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:23:00 -0400
Blountville, Tenn. - Wysong Enterprises, Inc. has delivered a Bell Helicopter 407GX to Med-Trans Corporation prior to the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC). This is the first 407GX in Med-Trans extensive fleet across the United States.
ABS: 'StartStick' Achieves UNDOT 38.3 Approval
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:01:00 -0400
Chandler, Ariz. – StartStick, the aviation industry's first stowable emergency start battery, recently achieved key durability approvals. Aviation Battery Systems LLC (ABS) announced obtaining UN DOT 38.3 certification for StartStick. In addition, ABS announced availability of StartStick globally through a network of trusted aviation equipment providers.
Snohomish County Sheriff Helicopter Rescues Injured Climber
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:30:00 -0400
Snohomish, Wash. – The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office Helicopter Rescue Team rescued a fallen climber who sustained life-threatening injuries on Mt Pugh, Cascade Mountains on September 3. Watch footage.
Airbus Helicopters: Featuring at AMTC
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:03:00 -0400
Grand Prarie, Texas - One of the most capable and sophisticated helicopters available for the air medical transport industry, ShandsCair Flight Program's new EC155 B1, will be featured by Airbus Helicopters Inc. at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC), Sept. 22-24, in Nashville, Tenn.
EagleMed: Receives ARGUS Platinum Rating
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:27:00 -0400
Wichita, Kan. - EagleMed critical care air medical transport company has earned an ARGUS Platinum Rating, the highest and most prestigious ARGUS safety rating, demonstrating EagleMed's passionate and ongoing commitment to safety.
FAA Calls on Aviation Industry to Equip for NextGen
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:23:00 -0400
Washington, DC - FAA Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker announced to a group of aviation leaders at the NextGen Institute on September 18 that the FAA will hold a "Call to Action" summit to engage the aviation industry in meeting the January 1, 2020 deadline to equip aircraft with new avionics technology. The all-day session will be held on October 28.
Blue Sky Network: Unveiling New SATCOM Solutions in Oct.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:58:00 -0400
La Jolla, Calif. – Blue Sky Network will be unveiling two new satellite communication technology solutions at both Helitech International and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) - two key aviation industry events - this coming October.
Sea Breeze Brings Ukrainian Helicopter to U.S. Ship
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:30:00 -0400
thephilanews.com - U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jennifer Sahley salutes as a Ukrainian Navy Ka-27 Helix helicopter takes off from the USS Ross in the Black Sea. The two navies participated in the Sea Breeze 2014 military exercise September 8–10 along with Georgia, Romania, and Turkey.