Procedures
With a new operating season upon us, crews will be looking for jobs and employers will be looking for crews. It sounds pretty simple, right?
Jan. 10, 2013, Gatineau, Que. - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its investigation report (A11C0152) into the September 2011 accident during a training flight in a Bell 206B helicopter operated by Wisk-Air Limited, in Thunder Bay, Ont.
Jan. 10, 2013, Nunavut - A helicopter pilot sent to rescue two Nunavut hunters stranded on the ice ended up having to get rescued as well.
Jan. 9, 2013, Lima, Peru - Investigators picked through the wreckage Tuesday of a heavily loaded U.S.-owned cargo helicopter that crashed in the Peruvian jungle shortly after takeoff, killing its five American and two Peruvian crew members.
Jan. 9, 2013, Yellowknife, N.W.T. - Discovery Air Inc. announced yesterday that Gilbert S. Bennett has resigned from Discovery Air's Board of Directors. Bennett first joined the Board on July 24, 2008 and served as Chair of the Board from August 7, 2008 until December 13, 2012.
Jan. 8, 2013, Toronto - If it had not been for a talk years ago with his adolescent son, Christopher Mazza might not have become the mystery man at the centre of Ontario’s biggest political scandal of 2012 – the alleged mismanagement of the province’s Ornge medical-transport service.
Jan. 8, 2013, Amarillo, Tx. - Construction crews are busy installing steel beams and metal siding at a new Bell Helicopter facility that eventually will assemble the new Relentless 525 helicopter. Construction is expected to be completed in March or April.
Dec. 10, 2012, Chicago, Il. - The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), a worldwide organization leading a multi-year effort to enhance safety and reduce the civil helicopter accident rate, has added Robinson Helicopter Company President Kurt Robinson to its Executive Committee.
Nov. 29, 2012, Arthur, Ont. - With a land mass of more than one million square kilometres and some of the most diverse terrain in the country, it’s an immense challenge for Ontario’s Hydro One team to keep the power coming to some 12 million residents on a daily basis.
Nov. 28, 2012, Gatineau, Que. - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its investigation report (A11W0152) into the October 5, 2011 crash of a Bell 206B helicopter operated by Rotorworks Inc. near the Drayton Valley Industrial Airport in Alberta.
Nov. 21, 2012, Melville, N.Y. - Transaero Inc. and Barry Cordage Ltd. have announced the signing of a distribution agreement to provide Helicopter Long Lines to the Helicopter External Load community in select countries.
Oct. 15, 2012, Shreveport, La. - Metro Aviation, Inc. is pleased to announce that Terry Palmer has joined the company as the new Director of Training.
A nondescript building on a side street in Victoria, B.C., is the head office for a small company that is having a huge impact on the aviation world.
The life of a helicopter pilot can be interesting to say the least and what follows is but a small example of the kind of experiences I, and many of my colleagues, have experienced on a daily basis.
Herbert Keleher, founder and retired CEO of the very successful Southwest Airlines, once attributed profitability to a simple doctrine: “I treat my employees like customers.”

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