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FAA Announces Aviation Safety Rating for Kenya

FAA Announces Aviation Safety Rating for Kenya

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that Kenya complies with international safety standards and has been granted a Category 1 rating under the agency’s International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program. A Category 1 rating means Kenya’s civil aviation authority meets International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards. With the Category 1… Read more »

Source: FAA, 28-Feb-17

HAI ensures helicopter views considered at ICAO panel meeting

HAI ensures helicopter views considered at ICAO panel meeting

A top HAI representative recently travelled to a Montreal meeting of an International Civil Aviation Organization panel to help ensure that the helicopter industry’s views are considered in efforts to standardize global heliport design. HAI Vice President of Operations Chris Martino attended the May 9-13 session of the Heliport Design Working Group of the ICAO’s… Read more »

Source: HAI, 26-May-16

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ICAO rethinks global sleep standards for helicopter pilots

ICAO rethinks global sleep standards for helicopter pilots

ICAO is working to bring sleep standards for helicopter pilots in line with existing recommended practices for commercial airline crew, said Michelle Millar, ICAO’s technical specialist, human performance  See full story

Source: ICAO, 11-Apr-16

FAA welcomes Global Carbon Emissions Standards Agreement

FAA welcomes Global Carbon Emissions Standards Agreement

“I am pleased that ICAO reached an international consensus on a meaningful standard to foster reduction in CO2 emissions from aircraft. We are encouraged by this success and believe it puts us on a promising path to secure a robust market-based measure later this year. This is another example of the administration’s deep commitment to… Read more »

Source: FAA, 09-Feb-16

Airbox wins PANDA UK SAR contract

Airbox wins PANDA UK SAR contract

Airbox, the specialist navigation and mission system developer, has today confirmed that Bristow Helicopters Limited is to use Airbox PANDA to support its UK SAR operations and Gap SAR bases in Sumburgh and Stornoway. The company will provide its mission visualisation platform to all of Bristow Helicopter’s SAR aircraft and bases enabling efficient and safe… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 18-May-15

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces Improved Aviation Safety Rating for India

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces Improved Aviation Safety Rating for India

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced today that India complies with international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and has been granted a Category 1 rating under the FAA’s International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program.  The announcement was made during a meeting between Secretary Foxx and India’s Minister of Civil Aviation,… Read more »

Source: FAA, 09-Apr-15

Avionica miniQAR recorder now installed in over 75 Helicopters

Avionica miniQAR recorder now installed in over 75 Helicopters

Avionica, a satellite communications equipment manufacturer known for its multiple safety certifications for airliners, announced today that its suite of mini-Quick Access Recorders (miniQAR) are now installed on more than 75 helicopters and most are streaming data over the company’s 3G/4G cellular module. Speaking from the 2015 Heli Expo Conference in Orlando, Avionica vice president… Read more »

Source: Avionica, 10-Mar-15

Shree seeks govt help revive charter deal

Shree seeks govt help revive charter deal

Shree Airlines has appealed to the government to persuade the UN to rethink after it scrapped its helicopter charter contract due to the scrutiny conducted against Nepali carriers by the International Civil Aviation Organization (Icao). See Full Story

Source: ekantipur, 14-Jan-15

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Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers EC130 to Blackcomb Aviation

Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers EC130 to Blackcomb Aviation

Blackcomb Aviation’s EC130 will provide support for the company’s exclusive partnership with Whistler Blackcomb Resort for summer helicopter tours on Blackcomb Mountain as well as, supportingyear-round tourism flights originating from the Whistler Municipal Heliport.The aircraft will be based in Whistler, British Columbia and will also operate out of the Vancouver International Airport (YVR). This is… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 02-Dec-14

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AW609 update 3 – The Challenges

AW609 update 3 – The Challenges

Last week, HeliHub.com had access to the key executives of the AW609 program. This is one of three updates we are presenting this week to our readers. See AW609 update 1 – Catching up the last two years And AW609 update 2 – The Future The road ahead for the AW609 is not a simple one…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Nov-13

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Symbiotics to present at ICAO MPL Symposium

Symbiotics to present at ICAO MPL Symposium

Symbiotics Ltd, leading international specialists in human performance assessment and training solutions, has been invited to deliver a presentation at the ICAO Multi-crew Pilot Licence Symposium which is being held from 10th to 12th December at the ICAO Headquarters in Montreal. The aim of the Symposium, which will be attended by a significant number of national aviation… Read more »

Source: Symbiotics, 18-Nov-13

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Mumbai pilots ignoring ICAO’s recommended altitude

Mumbai pilots ignoring ICAO’s recommended altitude

Helicopters in Mumbai fly too close to the surface for comfort. Against a recommended altitude of 1,000 ft above the tallest building in an area (obstruction level), they fly at 500-700 ft from obstruction level and sometimes come as low as the height of the buildings.  (see full story)

Source: Economic Times, 01-Nov-11

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New ICAO document for helicopter flight simulation training devices

New ICAO document for helicopter flight simulation training devices

Under the auspices of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), an International Working Group (IWG) has been working for the last 4 years on developing new criteria for the classification and qualification of civil helicopter Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTDs), based on pilot training tasks. The intention is for the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to… Read more »

Source: HAI, 23-Dec-10

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HeliHub.com adds ICAO type designator data

HeliHub.com adds ICAO type designator data

Weybridge UK 14 December 2010 – HeliHub.com is today adding the complete list of ICAO helicopter type designator codes to its website.  This is available under the “Data” menu, with options to view sorted by manufacturer name or by the designator code itself. Looking at the data, users may express surprise at the volume of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Dec-10

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