Sept. 25, 2013, Vancouver - Offshore helicopter operators Avincis Group, Bristow Group and CHC Helicopter announced today they have launched a review of safety practices that will deepen their commitment to share best practices and consistently operate at the highest possible level of safety.
Aug. 8, 2013, Rzeszow, Poland - Heli-One has begun work on its new facilities in Rzeszow, its fourth major location around the globe.
Aug. 1, 2013, Alexandria, Va. - So, how is your day going? Mine was not that great. I spent it reading National Transportation Safety Board helicopter accident reports. I don’t know about you, but my level of frustration is at an all-time high.
I learned to fly helicopters in 1986. The summer before I made the transition from seized-wing to helicopter, I was working on a Gypsy Moth spray program in the Bancroft, Ont., area where I was flying a Cessna 172 as a “pointer pilot.”
Years ago when I cross-endorsed into the rotary-wing world, I didn’t think I was leaving a fixed-wing career behind so much as expanding my aviation skills.
When was the last time you showed up at work drunk? OK, allow me to rephrase the question.
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July 23, 2013, Edmonton, Alta. - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its investigation report (A12W0031) into the March 2012 accident in which a Bell 206B helicopter on a sightseeing flight experienced loss of control and collided with terrain in the vicinity of Loder Peak, near Kananaskis, Alberta. The pilot was killed, and the four passengers were injured.
July 5, 2013, Gillam, Man. - The RCMP dive team will be searching the waters of Gull Lake near Gillam today for the pilot of a helicopter which crashed there Monday.
June 26, 2013 – Eurocopter Canada Limited (ECL) will celebrate outstanding achievement at the Helicopter Association of Canada annual conference, Nov. 8-10 in Vancouver, B.C. The winner(s) of the ‘Innovation in Safety Award’ will be chosen by a committee selection process and receive a cash prize of $5,000.00 as well as, recognition of industry professionals.
June 21, 2013 Winnipeg - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its investigation report (A12C0084) into the controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) of a Bell 206B from Sunrise Helicopters Incorporated that occurred on July 5, 2012, near Angusville, Man.
June 21, 2013, Paris, Fra. - Bristow Group is retrofitting a fleet of 44 helicopters, including Sikorsky S-76 C++ and Sikorsky S-92A aircraft with Rockwell Collins's Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance (TCAS II) system. Installations are in progress.
June 19, 2013, Toronto - More than 200 mourners, paramedics, police and ORNGE representatives gathered at a memorial service on Tuesday for two pilots and two paramedics killed late last month in an air ambulance crash.
June 19, 2013, Grand Prairie, Tex. - American Eurocopter has awarded two scholarships to leaders of Air Medical Transport teams to attend a comprehensive training program aimed at improving the safety of air medical transport.
June 18, 2013, Le Bourget, Fra. - During the Paris Air Show, Turbomeca China (Safran) announces the renewal of Citic Offshore Helicopter Co Ltd (COHC) as a Certified Maintenance Center for the Chinese market. This renewal reinforces the proximity support provided to operators in China.
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