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The News Tribune - The U.S. Army is spending $4.6 million to buy a low-altitude aircraft surveillance system that would improve safety in the Joint Base Lewis-McChord training areas where four helicopter pilots were killed in a December 2011 collision.

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Recently, the Alaska Flight Services Information Area Group published a study on FAA Flight Service Contact and Aircraft Accident/Incident Risk Exposure. The study concluded that pilots who properly prepared for a flight in accordance with FAR 91.103 and used the services of a Flight Service Station would increase their probability in making a proper go/no go decision and consequently lowering their exposure to suffering an aircraft accident or incident.

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Over the past several weeks, the Safety Committee has been 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 HELI-EXPO 2014.

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Thursday released its Most Wanted List for 2014 and included this year is helicopter safety. Specifically, the NTSB wants to address the unique characteristics of helicopter operations. The NTSB Most Wanted List identifies specific safety problem areas that the board wants to address over the coming year.

 

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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 HELI-EXPO 2014. That meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 25, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.

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AIN - Raising commonality in the way different companies operate the same helicopter type will be among the subjects of the safety review launched by North Sea operators Bristow, Avincis, and CHC.

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AIN - A lack of understanding from rulemakers presents an impediment to the helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) sector, European operators told the EASA at the agency's rotorcraft symposium.

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Over the next several weeks, the Safety Committee will be asking you questions 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 HELI-EXPO 2014.

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India (dnaindia.com) - The Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation has come out with a circular, stating that a helicopter pilot will not be punished if s/he makes a precautionary landing due to bad weather. The rider is that the pilot must inform the air safety unit at the earliest.

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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 HELI-EXPO 2014.

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