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A Russian helicopter that crashed off Norway's Arctic Svalbard archipelago with eight people on board in October was raised Saturday from the seabed.
CHC Group has announced it will be the first helicopter operator to introduce the new generation super-medium AW189 aircraft into Australia. The three AW189s will be flown from CHC's Karratha base on behalf of Woodside to support their operations on the North West Shelf starting this month.
Able Aerospace Services has signed a long-term contract renewal with Air Evac Lifeteam, part of Air Medical Group Holdings – the largest air ambulance service in the U.S. The contract designates Able as the exclusive service provider for dynamic component repair and overhaul services for Air Evac Lifeteam’s fleet of 128 Bell Helicopter 206 aircraft.
After analyzing dozens of helicopter accidents that resulted in fatalities for pilots and passengers, the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) has uncovered five vital action items for pilots that will improve safe operations.
AEM Corp and VIH Aerospace have announced that Eagle Copters of Calgary has selected the MCP01-100N NVIS Master Caution Panel for use in a customer upgrade program.
Fall is certainly a busy season for Fred Jones. The hardworking president/CEO of the Helicopter Association of Canada (HAC) continues to juggle a number of advocacy projects on behalf of the association including its work with Transport Canada (TC) on enhancing operational safety industry-wide, fatigue management regulations, the advisory circular on standards associated with H1 classified heliports and growing pressure from TC to respond to a recommendation from the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) on the subject of terrain awareness warning systems in helicopters (IFR operations).
A pair of Regina-based air ambulance workers have come in second at the Association of Air Medical Services' 2017 Sim Cup.
HNZ Group Inc. has sold its offshore oil business to PHI.HNZ announced yesterday that together with Don Wall, the corporation’s president and CEO,  that it has eentered into an arrangement agreement pursuant to which Wall, through a wholly-owned acquisition company, will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common and variable voting shares of the corporation by way of a statutory plan of arrangement under Section 192 of the Canada Business Corporations Act for CAD$18.70 per share in cash.
Vector Aerospace recently celebrated the first anniversary of the introduction of dynamic component repair (DCR) capability for the Airbus Helicopters AS350 Ecureuil family at its Almondbank site in Perth, Scotland.
In its investigation report (A16A0084) released this week, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) found that low altitude and the speed at which a private helicopter was flown caused it to crash into the Restigouche River after colliding with transmission cables in September 2016 near Flatlands, N.B.
S.A.F.E Structure Designs, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of ergonomic safety-first OSHA-compliant aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment and specialty tooling, has announced it has successfully designed, engineered and manufactured universal maintenance stands to outfit the Bell 407 and Bell 429 for Halo Flight in Corpus Christi, Tx.
DAC International Inc. (DAC), a subsidiary of Aero Precision Holdings LP, announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with Latitude Technologies to promote and sale its products.
The helicopter industry can now take advantage of higher-speed onboard Wi-Fi, video transmission and telemedicine capability in Europe and North America using Honeywell’s Connected Aircraft solution, the Aspire 200 system.
FlightSafety International has announced that Scott Goodwin has been promoted to vice president, Simulation.
HeliOffshore has published an updated version of its Best Practice Guidelines for Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS). The latest version includes two new annexes developed by the association’s HUMS working group, which consists of representatives from operators, OEMs and other industry experts.

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