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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:46:00 -0400


The European Aviation Safety Agency has awarded DART Aerospace a supplemental type certificate for its Left Hand Pilot in Command. The STC has been approved for Bell 205 and 212 aircraft.


Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:29:00 -0400


The FAA has issued a NOTAM for a temporary flight restriction in the Miami, Fla., area for April 17-20. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.


Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:16:00 -0400


MD Helicopters is looking to hire a director of law enforcement sales. Responsible for sales, market expansion and revenues to the Law Enforcement helicopter market segment. Responsible for coordination and development, in conjunction with the Chief Commercial Officer all customer sales activity within the Law Enforcement marketplace. This position is based in Mesa, Arizona.


Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:54:00 -0400


On April 10, HAI joined the FAASTeam, represented by Robert Sutherlin and Tom Freeman of the North Carolina Department of Transportation, in hosting a helicopter safety summit on the Culture of Acceptable Risk at the Raleigh Durham airport.


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."


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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