Ten Persons Trapped in Flash Floods Rescued
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:58:00 -0400
Tamil Nadu, India (The Hindu) - Even as monsoon rains continued to lash the southern districts, the IAF and the National Disaster Response Force responded with lightning speed to an SOS from Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam to rescue 10 persons caught in floods in Dindigul district.
Helicopter Operators Formally Launch HeliOffshore
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:47:00 -0400
Helicopters - Five major helicopter operators have officially announced a new industry association – HeliOffshore – for organizations with an interest in working together on safety in offshore helicopter transport. The new association was introduced at a launch event at its offices in London.
NBAA, HAI Aim to Elevate Maintenance Profession
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:36:00 -0400
Aviation Week - One important – but sometimes overlooked – aspect of creating a safe and high-quality maintenance operation is ensuring all technicians have a strong sense of moving along an attractive and professional career path. Just connect the dots: an employee's performance is tied directly to his or her level of engagement in their job – and engagement is linked closely to professional development and growth.
IHST: 7 Technologies to Reduce Helicopter Accidents
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:08:00 -0400
New aviation technologies can provide a variety of solutions that can directly and indirectly address safety issues related to worldwide civil helicopter operations. In addition, the targeted use of enhanced aviation systems in the cockpit can contribute to accident prevention and an increase in accident survivability.
Bell: Endorses HNZ Topflight for Mountain Training
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:15:00 -0400
Fort Worth, Texas - Bell Helicopter has approved HNZ Topflight (HNZ) as an Approved Flight Training Center for the purpose of offering Mountain Flight Training Courses on Bell Helicopter models.
News from Washington
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:03:00 -0400
The U.S. Congress remains in recess for two more weeks until after the November 4 mid-term elections. While the lights have been out in the Capitol, some lawmakers have been busy holding hearings on the need for additional travel restrictions due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and House and Senate leadership are beginning to sketch out the congressional calendar during the lame-duck session and into the new year.
AgustaWestland: BAIC Signs Multi-Year Contract
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:47:00 -0400
Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Beijing Automotive Industrial Corporation (BAIC) of China has signed a multi-year contract for the purchase of 50 AgustaWestland helicopters of various models, including AW139, AW169, and AW189.
MMEL Revision: Bell 212/412
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:38:00 -0400
The FAA has published Master Minimum Equipment List (MMEL) Revision: 8 for Bell 212/412 aircraft.
Airbus Helicopters: Implementation of Redesigned Shaft
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:24:00 -0400
Marignane, France – Airbus Helicopters is working alongside operators of its EC225 and EC725 aircraft to implement the final step of its proven solution: the retrofit of the worldwide EC225/EC725 fleet with the redesigned bevel gear vertical shaft, which was certified in April of this year.
Custom Control: New Director of Customer Support
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:57:00 -0400
Custom Control Concepts (CCC) announces that Ed Ruyle has joined as Director of Customer Support. Ed comes to CCC with 15 years of experience in the aviation industry at Honeywell Aerospace.
NOTAM Issued for Philadelphia, Pa.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:40:00 -0400
The FAA has issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the Philadelphia, Pa., area for October 24. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.
HAI Firefighting Safety Conference: Attend and Support!
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:26:00 -0400
The HAI Firefighting Safety Conference, Nov. 17-19, Grove Hotel, Boise, Idaho, covers operational and flight safety issues faced by aerial firefighters. Come and support YOUR sector!
There are TWO sponsorship opportunities left. Sponsors receive recognition at the conference as well as the opportunity to exhibit, so act now!
Helitowcart: V1062 Heli-Carrier for Wheeled Helicopters
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:13:00 -0400
Helitowcart is adding the new V1062 model to its Heli-Carrier line for wheeled helicopters. This addition was created to meet the specific needs of operators needing to move heavy helicopters on oil platforms fitted with landing nets.
NOTAM Issued for TOMORROW (Oct. 23) for Duluth, Minn.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:01:00 -0400
The FAA has issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the Duluth, Minn. area for October 23. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.
FlightSafety: Learning Center in Abu Dhabi
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:50:00 -0400
New York, N.Y. - FlightSafety International and Abu Dhabi Aviation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a world-class Learning Center in Abu Dhabi.