Jan. 28, 2015, St. John's - The Research & Development Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador (RDC) is investing $350,000 in two projects to help workers survive helicopter ditching or abandonment in water.
Be careful, son. Fly low and slow.” Allegedly, a mother to her son who was learning to fly fixed-wing aircraft said this. I have always understood that it was predicated on the mistaken assumption by Mom that if things ever started to go wrong, that you could always get out and walk – or at the very least, you wouldn’t fall so far, and hurt yourself.
This past October, I had the opportunity to sit in on an intriguing presentation called, “Post Accident Life Cycle” in Vancouver.
Nov. 27, 2014, Calgary - Every winter, snowmobile enthusiast Joel Wasnidge finds himself atop the continental divide near Golden, B.C., mesmerized by the spectacular views, looking down at nothing but mountain peaks and fluffy cloud, looking up at nothing but open sky.
Nov. 13, 2014, London, U.K. - For safe and enjoyable flights in, around, or over mountains and hills, helicopter pilots must develop the skills, collect the knowledge, and appreciate the factors involved. Above all, pilots need to know their own limitations and those of the aircraft and stick to them.
Nov. 11, 2014, Montreal - Blackcomb Aviation has been awarded the 2014 Airbus Helicopters Canada’s “Innovation in Safety” Award for their dedicated and collaborative approach to ensuring 25 years of safe operations.
Creating a safety culture that strives to eliminate accidents and creates an open, proactive working environment is a goal shared by a strong majority of operators in the Canadian helicopter industry.
The topic of foreign workers in the helicopter industry was discussed at coffee time during a weather day not so long ago.
Risk. It’s the magic four letter work of safety management. How do we assess it? What do we do to control it? What is it exactly?
Sept. 17, 2014, Fort Worth, Tx. - Bell Helicopter has announced it held a regional Safety Symposium for rotorcraft pilots and technicians in Prague, Czech Republic at the Prague Marriott Hotel.
Sept. 12, 2014, Fort Erie, Ont. - Airbus Helicopters Canada is once again seeking to honour Canadian safety innovators and leaders who have made a difference both on a national and global scale.
Sept. 11, 2014 – The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) has released new statistics on accident rates for U.S. civil helicopters along with new data on fatal accident rates and fatalities.
Aug. 5, 2014, Alexandria, Va. - I notice that when talking about safety, we tend to focus on field personnel ˜ pilots, mechanics, and dispatchers. This makes sense, as they are on the front lines of safety. But let's discuss other critical safety stakeholders: owner-operator's and their management, along with the end user, or customer. These groups play a big part in safety by creating the proper safety culture and supporting the safety decision making of field personnel.
Aug. 5, 2014, Surrey, U.K. - Following an announcement by Boeing last week, the International Bureau of Aviation (IBA) has estimated that in order to provide training for the projected one million new aviation professionals, to sustain the burgeoning growth of commercial aviation over the next 20 year period, an investment of more than US$4 billion will be required.
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