Health

May 27, 2010 - 7:36am
Provision of replacement engine parts by non-OEM sources account for more tha...

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) could, by year-end, publish proposals to clarify and simplify approval procedures covering design and production of some non-critical parts by companies other than original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Such parts manufacture approval (PMA) processes could increase competition in a market that provides North American carriers access to thousands of less-expensive replacement parts.

May 26, 2010 - 12:12pm

Gulfstream says its flight-data monitoring/flight operational quality assurance program “is already making a difference in safety to operators.” Introduced last year, the aircraft manufacturer’s flight operations risk management service (Forms) increases operational safety by measuring exposure to known risks, such as unstable approaches, system operating limits and adverse runway operations.

May 25, 2010 - 11:22am

Sikorsky has introduced a new interior for emergency medical services (EMS) on the S-76 medium twin. The new interior incorporates a so-called “articulating patient loading system” that reduces the workload for the team carrying a patient on a stretcher. In addition, the system prevents patient back strain. The new litter base opens the cabin floor for more storage and allows multiple litter positioning.

May 25, 2010 - 11:15am

The first operator of an EMS-configured Bell 429 light twin reports it is “more than happy” with the helicopter and its performance after flying 65 missions in less than a month. Des Moines-based Mercy Medical Center’s Mercy One placed its 429 into operation on April 10.

May 14, 2010 - 12:01pm

Gulfstream today said its flight-data monitoring/flight operational quality assurance program “is already making a difference in safety to operators.” Introduced last year, the aircraft manufacturer’s flight operations risk management service (Forms) increases operational safety by measuring exposure to known risks, such as unstable approaches, system operating limits and adverse runway operations.

May 5, 2010 - 10:15am

Action Aviation and SJ30 manufacturer Emivest Aerospace have announced that the SJ30 light jet is now available in an air-ambulance configuration. Better known for its executive/VIP role, the medevac version of the light twinjet will be a “quick fit” option provided by medical-interiors specialist Lifeport.

May 3, 2010 - 5:51am

For a charity whose existence depends upon the health of the business aviation industry, the recent downturn could have proven disastrous for Corporate Angel Network (CAN). But the nonprofit group, which provides free transport for cancer patients using empty seats on business aviation flights, managed to continue providing a high level of vital assistance.

April 30, 2010 - 4:50am

Lockheed Martin is partnering with Sikorsky to promote the latter’s H-92 medium-lift helicopter for the new VXX presidential transport mission. Last year the Pentagon canceled the VH-71 presidential helicopter replacement program after spending $3.3 billion for the first nine AgustaWestland AW101s that were slated to be integrated and completed by Lockheed Martin.

April 6, 2010 - 11:33am

In a new policy statement released on Friday, the FAA said that individuals being treated for “mild to moderate” depression with one of four antidepressant medications–specifically, Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa, Lexapro and their generic equivalents–can be considered for special issuance of a pilot medical certificate.

 
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