Environment

January 23, 2008 - 9:26am

Asked to visualize an environmentally “green” helicopter, most of us would think of a rotorcraft that was quiet. Given some more thought, the idea of a helo whose engines developed minimal polluting emissions might spring to mind.

January 23, 2008 - 9:21am

Jimmie Leroy Shriver, 53, of Summersville, Miss., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dean Whipple last month to spend nearly 13.5 years in federal prison without parole for shooting at and hitting a Missouri Guard Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk. The court also ordered Shriver to pay more than $11,000 in restitution to repair damage to the helicopter. Shriver was arrested on Sept.

January 23, 2008 - 9:21am

Jimmie Leroy Shriver, 53, of Summersville, Miss., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dean Whipple last month to spend nearly 13.5 years in federal prison without parole for shooting at and hitting a Missouri Guard Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk. The court also ordered Shriver to pay more than $11,000 in restitution to repair damage to the helicopter. Shriver was arrested on Sept.

January 21, 2008 - 12:08pm

“It’s a far different business today from what it was when I moved to Alaska 26 years ago,” Richard “Lash” Larew, executive v-p of Era Aviation, told AIN. “Today, flightseeing accounts for the majority of our business in Alaska and it has since the late 1990s.

January 21, 2008 - 12:08pm

“It’s a far different business today from what it was when I moved to Alaska 26 years ago,” Richard “Lash” Larew, executive v-p of Era Aviation, told AIN. “Today, flightseeing accounts for the majority of our business in Alaska and it has since the late 1990s.

January 21, 2008 - 11:45am

“Environmentally sensitive logging.” It’s a phrase that seems almost a contradiction in terms. After all, isn’t logging blamed for habitat destruction of a yards-long list of endangered and outright extinct species? And aren’t helicopters those esoteric flying machines that routinely spew death, fire, spare parts and, worst of all, noise, on every terrain they overfly?

January 21, 2008 - 11:45am

“Environmentally sensitive logging.” It’s a phrase that seems almost a contradiction in terms. After all, isn’t logging blamed for habitat destruction of a yards-long list of endangered and outright extinct species? And aren’t helicopters those esoteric flying machines that routinely spew death, fire, spare parts and, worst of all, noise, on every terrain they overfly?

January 18, 2008 - 5:23am

Brothers to the Rescue has ceased operations. Since the early 1990s, the Miami-based Cuban-exile group had flown Cessna 337s and other light general aviation airplanes in search-and-rescue patrols off the coast of Cuba as thousands of Cubans fled the Communist island. In recent years, the group has drastically reduced its activities as Cubans sought modes of escape less dangerous than makeshift rafts and small boats.

January 18, 2008 - 5:23am

Brothers to the Rescue has ceased operations. Since the early 1990s, the Miami-based Cuban-exile group had flown Cessna 337s and other light general aviation airplanes in search-and-rescue patrols off the coast of Cuba as thousands of Cubans fled the Communist island. In recent years, the group has drastically reduced its activities as Cubans sought modes of escape less dangerous than makeshift rafts and small boats.

January 17, 2008 - 5:20am

An emergency AD requires certain Learjet 45 horizontal stabilizer actuator assemblies to be replaced with new assemblies before further flight. The directive (AD 2003-06-51) was issued March 20 after a Learjet 45 in Australia reported a severe vibration followed by a rapid nose-down pitch. Investigation revealed that the acme screw–the primary load path of the actuator–was fractured, and the backup assembly had failed.

 
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