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The three-hour evacuation disrupted operations throughout the mid-Atlantic region.
Regulations for enhanced flight vision systems do not currently exist for helicopters flying to onshore or offshore helipads at heliports.
Thus far only four locations worldwide have reached Stage II of the voluntary SMS-based set of industry best practices for ground handling providers.
Second quarter 2017 deliveries were down by two aircraft, but the mix reflected more large jets.
Capital costs for a remote tower facility are between $1.5 and $2.5 million versus $3 million to $7 million” for federal contract towers.
The White House last month sent up two nominations for the Ex-Im board, but terms of two more members are set to expire.
Columbia is the leading civil operator of tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopters.
Conditions for return to flight focus around a second-stage planet gear in the epicyclic module of the main rotor gearbox.
The company has found markets in both the civil and military sectors.
The acquisition makes Horizon one of the largest air charter companies in the South Central U.S.