Offshore Helicopter Forced Back to Platform
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:33:00 -0400
Engineers have been called out to a North Sea oil platform after a helicopter was forced to return during a crew change. The Sikorsky S92 was heading to Scatsta Airport on Shetland from Brent Delta when the crew reported "airframe vibration."
Namibia Helicopter Crash Deaths Now at Six
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:25:00 -0400
With the number of confirmed deaths in the Namibia Defence Force helicopter crash at Grootfontein on April 11 now standing at six, the army is tight-lipped on the accident and has asked the police not to be involved, saying it is a military matter.
FlightSafety: New Assistant Manager, Florida Learning Center
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:40:00 -0400
FlightSafety International announces that Otto Gambrel has been promoted to Assistant Manager of its Learning Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. The West Palm Beach Learning Center offers training using full flight simulators for the Sikorsky S-76C+, Sikorsky S-76 C+ C++, Sikorsky S-70/UH-60, Sikorsky S-92, and Sikorsky S-76D.
Sikorsky Model S-92A Clamps
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:15:00 -0400
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Sikorsky Model S-92A helicopters. This AD requires, initially and each time the clamps are removed, inspecting for chafing between the electrical wires and the hydraulic lines and, if there is chafing between the wires or lines, before further flight, replacing the unairworthy wires or lines with airworthy wires or lines. Also, this AD requires inspecting each clamp for correct installation, and if a clamp is incorrectly installed or missing, before further flight, correctly installing the clamps.
NOTAM Issued for Pittsburgh, Pa.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:42:00 -0400
The FAA has issued a NOTAM for a temporary flight restriction in the Pittsburgh, Pa., area for April 16. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.
Aero Precision: Relocated to New Facility
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:19:00 -0400
Aero Precision, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, has leased a newly remodeled 43,844 square-foot distribution facility located just east of San Francisco and near the Livermore Municipal Airport.
CALSTAR Seeks Director of Flight Operations
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:04:00 -0400
The CALSTAR Director of Flight Operations (DFO) has overall responsibility for the safe and efficient conduct of CALSTAR EMS flight operations. He/She is authorized to exercise operational control over all flights conducted under the regulatory requirements of CFR 14, Part 135. DFO reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer.
Shimco: Nominated for Business Excellence Awards
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:48:00 -0400
Shimco announces receipt of two separate nominations for the Markham Board of Trade's 2014 Business Excellence Awards. The nominations were received after an on-site visit from Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti, Economic Development Director Stephen Chait and Senior Business Development Officer Huyen Hare.
Bighorn Sheep Helicopter Ride
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:04:00 -0400
Bighorn sheep are skilled mountain climbers. But one group recently made it over the peaks of the Sierra Nevada crest in record time. As part of an ongoing effort to return endangered Sierra Nevada bighorns to more of their historic range, state and federal wildlife workers captured 14 of the animals in the Inyo National Forest and transported them by helicopter to the Big Arroyo area of Sequoia National Park on the range's west side.
Helicopters Cleared for Takeoff in China as Fleet Grows
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:46:00 -0400
The prospects for the rotorcraft industry in China are auspicious as is evidenced by the 20-percent growth of the fleet in the country last year, as well as increasing interest from local companies in producing their own aircraft. Last year the entire fleet (465 helicopters, 424 based in Mainland China) grew by 20 percent.
Sikorsky S-92A: Heavy Salt Spray Environment
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:28:00 -0400
The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin alerting owners, operators, and certificated repair facilities of the possibility of salt encrustation and engine performance degradation while operating the Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. S-92A in a heavy salt spray environment.
NOTAM Issued for Boston, Mass.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:19:00 -0400
The FAA has issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the Boston, Mass., area for April 15. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.
Congress's Clock is Ticking
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:12:00 -0400
Lawmakers have left Washington, DC, for a two-week spring break and many people are left wondering how much productivity is possible between now and the November midterm elections.
HAI Presents Helicopter Industry Job Fair
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:43:00 -0400
Helicopter Association International and the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) invites employers and job seekers to participate in the HAI Helicopter Industry Job Fair, May 5–6 during the 2014 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit in Nashville, Tenn.
ACE: Three-year LTA with AgustaWestland
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:02:00 -0400
ACE has signed a 3-year Long Term Agreement with AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation for the manufacture of AW139, AW119, and AW109 composite and metal bonded airframe components.