Safety

News and information on safety procedures and concerns.

Rotorcraft

Engine Backup System Could Buy Time for Pilots

Technology would provide emergency power after single-engine failures
Airbus Disruptive Lab
Training and Workforce

Ryan and Precision Demo VR Helimod Simulator

Available training scenarios will help helicopter pilots survive challenging situations
Ryan Aerospace simulator
Safety

German HEMS Provider To Adopt Stretcher Loading System

Move will make DRF Luftrettung the first in Europe to use the Powered Aero Loader
HeliMods Powered Aero Loader for stretchers
Training and Workforce

U.S. Air Force Taps P1AR for 5-Year Training Contract

The first class of special missions aviators graduated in December
P1AR
Training and Workforce

Thales To Provide Simulators for German Army H145Ms

The contract follows an order for up to 82 twins from Airbus Helicopters
Thales H145M simulator
Avionics

Enstrom Certifying Genesys Autopilot in 480B

The three-axis autopilot features automatic recovery to near-level flight attitude
Genesys Aerosystems GRC 3000 with GS Button
Rotorcraft

Utah Medevac Program Aims To Save Stricken Service Dogs

It represents the third program of its kind in the U.S.
K9 handlers with their charges by helicopter
Rotorcraft

ASU Unveils Lightweight E3 Night-vision Goggle

The new night-vision goggle is available for orders
Aviation Specialties Unlimited night-vision goggle
Accidents

Helo Pilot Relives Dark Day, on Road to Recovery

Helicopter Pilot Details Tailboom Separation Crash in NTSB Safety Symposium
Helicopter pilot and crash survivor Tim Hunter
Safety

AviationManuals Sees Uptick in SMS Business

Increase comes as attention to safety intensifies and SMS rule looms
AviationManuals SMS
Safety

Boeing Missing Key Elements of Safety Culture: FAA Report

Employees lack awareness of the basics in reporting safety concerns.
Boeing 737 assembly line
Rotorcraft

Argus: Prism SMS Success and the 2024 Helicopter Market

Global helicopter activity was up almost 20 percent in 2023
Airbus Heli
Safety

Aircare Offers Trade-ins For Medical Diagnostic Units

The company will offer its own equipment at a discount
Aircare RVS unit
Rotorcraft

Vita Aerospace Unveiling Rapid Extraction Device

The new device enables safer hoisting of unconscious victims
Vita Pelican Rapid Extraction Device
Rotorcraft

Airbus Seeks To Boost Output and Performance

Rotorcraft accounted for the strongest earnings growth across the Airbus group
Airbus Helicopters
Safety

Union Balks at Bringing Super Pumas Back to North Sea

Calls it an 'insult' to the memory of 33 killed
Airbus
Training and Workforce

AINsight: The Bucket List for Professional Pilots

Trying out new ways to fly is a sure way to recharge a pilot's batteries
Avionics

Firefighting Radio System Now Available in Latin America

First orders set to ship in six to eight weeks
A mockup of the new AEM radio.
Safety

Transport Canada Reissues Shoulder Harness Exemption

Pilots can fly without wearing shoulder harnesses above 10,000 feet
pilots shot
Charter & Fractional

FAI's Dubai Operation Wins Medical Escort Approval

Germany-based FAI Rent-a-jet operates 10 aircraft
FAI Rent-a-jet Global Express aircraft
Safety

AAIB: AW189 Incident Crew Did Not Understand Its AFCS

An AFCS mismatch triggered an uncommanded yaw
AgustaWestland AW189
Training and Workforce

Royal Aeronautical Society Appoints New Head of Singapore Branch

Paul Ashcroft is senior v-p of Asia-Pacific for aviation asset group AerFin
Paul Ashcroft, Royal Aeronautical Society
Safety

Weaponized ATC Calls Threaten African Air Safety

Aircraft receive conflicting transmissions as Somalia and Somaliland fight over airspace control
OpsGroup chart
Rotorcraft

Airbus Displays Innovation in Twin and Single Helicopters

A corporate version of the H130 and a mockup of the H145 are on show in Singapore
Falcon Aviation Services H130 helicopter
Airports

New Pavilion Aims to Raise Philippines' Aviation Profile

Clark International Airport offers plenty of space for aviation companies to grow
Clark International Airport in the Philippines
Safety

ACSF Advocates for Safety Management Programs

The call comes after several recent private aviation accidents
Engines

Emergency AD Cites New P&WC PT6 Power Turbine Blades

The AD requires removal of affected blades before further flight
Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6E turbine engine
Avionics

Avionics Manufacturers Explore New Interface and Safety Technologies

Avionics developments could also lead to simplified vehicle operations
Collins Aerospace pilot support system
Avionics

Honeywell Releases KHND Visual Approach in Time for Big Game

No letter of authorization is required to use these procedures
Henderson Executive Airport guided visual approach
Safety

Helicopter Seat Pain Solutions Are on the Horizon

Contoured cushions and better materials could mitigate pilot injury
Hendrick Motorsports prototype seat developed for the U.S. Army.