Standards & Regulations
Texas City refinery (1947), Flixborough (1974), Ocean Ranger (1982), Piper Alpha (1988), Deep Water Horizon (2010).
The vital few and the useful many.”
June 15, 2012, Gatineau, Que. - Calling for action on the most critical safety issues facing Canada's transportation system, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its new Watchlist.
If there is “fog of war” then surely there must also be a “fog of the Helicopter Association of Canada Convention & Trade Show” and I must confess that it has yet to completely lift.
Last spring, Helicopters magazine sat down with influential Canadian operators at its first roundtable in Vancouver to discuss key issues affecting the industry.
March 19, 2012, Ottawa - Eurocopter Canada presented the first “Innovation in Safety” award to Mr. Geoff Goodyear, President and Chief Operating Officer, Universal Helicopters Newfoundland Limited (UHNL).
March 15, 2012, Gatineau, Que. - Today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its final investigation report (A11W0070) into the loss of control and collision with the water involving a helicopter operated by Campbell Helicopters Ltd. that occurred on Lesser Slave Lake, Alberta, on 20 May 2011.
There are only a few issues that get operators as excited as flight and duty time limitations
I have been around the Canadian Aviation Regulatory Advisory Council (CARAC) table since its inception and have watched the process evolve with keen interest.
The sun rarely shines on Canada’s left coast in the early spring, but key industry leaders shared a sunny forecast for select segments of Canada’s helicopter industry during Helicopters magazines’ first annual industry roundtable.
One of the great advantages of being the editor of Helicopters magazine is having the opportunity to exchange ideas with many of the dynamic leaders who drive this critical Canadian industry.
June 23, 2011, Gatineau, Que. - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) gives Satisfactory Intent rating on responses to four recommendations stemming from its investigation into the 12 March 2009 Sikorsky S-92A helicopter crash.
June 9, 2011, Washington, D.C. - In answer to the many questions regarding the FAA’s new heliport advisory circular rewrite efforts I would like to offer up the views of the National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA).
March 24, 2011, Vancouver - At Helicopter Association of Canada Annual Convention and Trade Show 2011, Night Flight Concepts (NFC) announced plans to expand operations into Canada, timed with the unveiling of a new strategic partnership with Helicopter Transport Services (Canada) Inc.
March 22, 2011, Alexandria, Va. - Major helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) associations have committed to “create the safest system possible for patients and the public” by adopting the data-driven safety recommendations of the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST). They called on all HEMS operators to join their efforts.
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