Aviation International News » September 2010

September 21, 2010 - 9:45am

Bell 206L3, Gulf of Mexico, June 10, 2010–The Petroleum Helicopters LongRanger suffered a tail-rotor failure during a Part 135 flight from its base at Port O'Connor, Texas, to an offshore oil platform. The pilot inflated the emergency floats and attempted to make a water landing, after which the helicopter rolled over. All aboard escaped the inverted cabin and were rescued.

September 21, 2010 - 9:45am

New Jersey Bell 430 and Sikorsky S-76B operator HeliFlite recently announced that investors made an equity infusion into the company in exchange for a 60-percent interest.

September 21, 2010 - 9:44am

CHC Helicopter is inviting interested parties to submit papers for presentation at its 2011 Safety & Quality Summit addressing topics within the general theme of corporate responsibility versus personal accountability. Deadline for submissions is September 30. E-mail: Summit@chc.ca.

September 21, 2010 - 9:44am

Sikorsky plans to fly an all-electric 300C training helicopter by year-end. The aircraft’s battery pack weighs 1,100 pounds and would yield only 15 minutes of flight time. A company representative emphasized that the helicopter is merely a “technology demonstrator” that is “good enough to prove the concept,” and far from practical commercial application.

September 21, 2010 - 9:43am

Cessna Citation 525A, Storm Lake, Iowa, June 21, 2010–The Citation CJ2 was landing at Storm Lake Municipal Airport at the conclusion of a Part 91 flight from Oklahoma City, when it departed the runway, collapsing the nosegear and causing structural wing damage. VMC prevailed at the time of the accident, but standing water from area thunderstorms was reported on the runway. The ATP-rated pilot and four passengers were uninjured.

September 21, 2010 - 9:41am

The investment firms that own the Air Medical Group, which includes helicopter EMS provider Air Evac Lifeteam, have hung a “for sale” sign on the enterprise with a reported asking price of $1 billion.

September 21, 2010 - 9:40am

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior ordered 12 S-76D twins at Farnborough. It’s the largest fleet order for the S-76D to date. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2012.

September 21, 2010 - 9:40am

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior ordered 12 S-76D twins at Farnborough. It’s the largest fleet order for the S-76D to date. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2012.

September 21, 2010 - 9:40am

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior ordered 12 S-76D twins at Farnborough. It’s the largest fleet order for the S-76D to date. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2012.

September 21, 2010 - 9:39am

This year’s Farnborough airshow came and went without the long-anticipated announcement by either Bell or AgustaWestland as to what would become of their joint program, now well into its second decade, to develop a civil tiltrotor. Without offering specifics, a Bell spokeswoman told AIN last month, “Bell/Agusta Aerospace is committed to certifying and delivering the world’s first commercial tiltrotor.”

 
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