ROTOR Daily®

The latest in vertical aviation news.

September 25, 2020

Staff from HAI’s Operations and Government Affairs Departments share what they’re doing to serve the rotorcraft industry this week, including a new video project aimed at reducing fatal helicopter accidents, HAI's latest advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill, and virtual townhalls with the Hawaii Air Noise and....

September 10, 2020

In this Spotlight, HAI Director of Safety Chris Hill reminds us that flight in the wire-and-obstruction environment can be deadly. Wire-strike accidents are almost always preventable when training, planning, and avoidance tactics and technologies are properly employed. But when all else fails, a wire-strike protection system comes in handy when you need it! Shout-out to Magellan Aerospace for supplying the Wire Strike Protection System and video!

September 04, 2020

The US NTSB recommends that all Part 135 operators install flight-data monitoring (FDM) equipment. But every operation, not just Part 135 companies, can reap FDM's safety and operational performance benefits. ROTOR magazine spoke with several industry experts about the do's and don'ts of implementing the technology.

September 01, 2020

Aviation services provider HeliSpeed supports operators in two core scenarios: when pilots are needed for new, underserved, or tough markets where supply is low or nonexistent; and for short-term, ad hoc assignments that are too costly to employ a full-time pilot or engineer/mechanic.

August 31, 2020

In the early days of onboard helicopter health and usage monitoring systems (HUMS), technological challenges made the products most suitable for heavy civil and military operations. But improved technology is helping today's generation of HUMS evolve to meet the needs of the light and medium rotorcraft markets.

August 28, 2020

Meet HAI's new chair, Stacy Sheard, who began her one-year term as leader of the association's Board of Directors on Jul. 1, 2020. The US Army veteran and California native was still a preteen when she decided she wanted to be a helicopter pilot. Since leaving the military, her career has taken her to multiple sectors, including....

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