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70% of AS332L2 fleet in the North Sea to fly again by April 23

Source: Eurocopter, 22-Apr-09

Sea rescue beacons ‘a priority’ for workers flying offshore

22-Apr-09

Super Puma grounded hours after all-clear

Source: The Times, 22-Apr-09

Cougar S92 crash book not done for ‘quick buck,’ author insists

Cougar S92 crash book not done for ‘quick buck,’ author insists

The author of a newly published book about last month’s helicopter crash that killed 17 people off Newfoundland’s east coast is denying a widow’s criticism that the publication is capitalizing on other people’s tragedy.

Source: CBC, 21-Apr-09

Roadmap for HEMS Risk Management Released by Foundation

Source: Flight Safety Foundation, 21-Apr-09

Commercial pressure could undermine North Sea helicopter safety

Source: Telegraph, 21-Apr-09

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AAMS Launches Medevac Helicopter Safety Public Education Campaign

Source: AAMS, 21-Apr-09

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Medical-Helicopter Study on Safety Splits Industry

Source: WSJ, 20-Apr-09

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Eurocopter AS332L2 and EC225LP grounded for gearbox checks

Source: BBC, 18-Apr-09

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Retired judge appointed to head Cougar S92 inquiry

Source: Globe & Mail, 17-Apr-09

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HAI President Zuccaro to Testify Before Congress on EMS

Source: HAI, 16-Apr-09

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Air tours’ safety in Hawaii, nation at highest in 26 years

Source: http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20090411/NEWS01/904110326, 11-Apr-09

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San Diego County closes Fire and Life Safety Helicopter Operating Council

Source: Ramona Sentinel, 11-Apr-09

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Oil & Gas UK establishes helicopter accident task group

Source: Energy Current, 11-Apr-09

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Air tours’ safety in Hawaii, nation at highest in 26 years

Source: Honolulu Advertiser, 11-Apr-09

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BP and Conoco suspend use of Bond Offshore Helicopters, pending review outcome

Source: Scotsman, 11-Apr-09

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Sikorsky objects to claims helicopter failed to achieve certification

Source: Globe and Mail, 11-Apr-09

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Sikorsky S92 failed vital safety test, files reveal

Source: Globe and Mail, 11-Apr-09

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C-NLOPB Announces Inquiry Into Worker Safety Associated With Cougar S92 Crash

Source: C-NLOPB, 11-Apr-09

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SRT Helicopters Wins Praise for Training at ALEA Canadian Region Safety Seminar

Source: RotorNews, 11-Apr-09

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Helicopter Safety & Operations Forum approaches

Source: Aviation Week, 11-Apr-09

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North Sea Super Puma report urges safety checks

Source: BBC, 11-Apr-09

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UK CAA takes action against lasers being targetted at aircraft

Source: CAA, 11-Apr-09

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PHPA Safety Seminar 2009

Source: Vertical, 09-Apr-09

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NTSB Aviation statistics for 2008 show “mixed picture”

Source: NTSB, 06-Apr-09

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BP Suspends Helicopter Passenger Ops Using Bond After Crash

Source: WSJ, 02-Apr-09

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Union call to ground Super Puma fleet after North Sea accident

Source: The Times, 02-Apr-09

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Crash survivor sues Sikorsky, PHi and Aeronautical Accessories

Source: WXVT, 29-Mar-09

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Fifth V-22 with loose bolts points to design problem

Source: Flightglobal, 27-Mar-09

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Registration Open for Aviation Week’s Helicopter Safety Forum

Source: Vertical, 27-Mar-09

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Terrain Avoidance Warning System implicated in North Sea EC225 accident

Source: BBC, 26-Mar-09

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Bolts in Cougar S92 weren’t changed despite Sikorsky bulletin in January

Source: Oak Bay News, 26-Mar-09

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HAI Safety Committee Seeking New Member(s)

Source: Rotornews, 25-Mar-09

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Forbes Magazine Spotlights Gary C. Robb As Most Successful Helicopter Crash Plaintiff Attorney In The US

Source: Forbes, 24-Mar-09

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S-92 Helicopter Operators Complying Worldwide With Sikorsky Bulletin on Gearbox Oil Bowl Studs

Source: Sikorsky, 24-Mar-09

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Lifesaving beacons for oil workers are banned after interfering with avionics

Source: Aberdeen Press & Journal, 23-Mar-09

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Sikorsky requests S-92 grounding

Source: Rotorhub, 23-Mar-09

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Cougar S92 believed to have gone nose down into Atlantic, TSB says

Source: AM900, 20-Mar-09

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EASA issues S-92 safety advisory after North Atlantic Cougar accident

Source: Rotorhub, 18-Mar-09

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US tests aim to eliminate brownouts for helicopter pilots

Source: Flightglobal, 17-Mar-09

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Cougar Helicopters statement on Newfoundland accident

Source: Rotorhub, 17-Mar-09

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Ocean Ranger advice never followed, inquiry head says after Cougar S92 crash

Source: CBC, 17-Mar-09

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Lawsuits against helicopter maker, others, in deadly firefighter crash grow to five

Source: Oregonian, 17-Mar-09

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Air-Medical Flight Teams Lobby to Improve Various Aspects of Air Ambulance Safety

Source: Vertical, 17-Mar-09

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Lasers imperil Sacramento police helicopter pilots

Source: Sacramento Bee, 16-Mar-09

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Man arrested for allegedly shining laser at helicopter in California

Source: Daily Pilot, 16-Mar-09

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La Jolla helicopter pilot’s license revoked for alleged sex video

Source: LA Times, 14-Mar-09

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1 confirmed and 16 presumed dead in Cougar S-92 tragedy

1 confirmed and 16 presumed dead in Cougar S-92 tragedy

The search for 16 missing passengers of a helicopter which crashed off the coast of Newfoundland was called off Friday evening, because officials said “the likelihood of finding survivors is no longer there.”

Source: CTV, 14-Mar-09

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Police near British naval helicopter base warn again shining high-powered torches at aircraft at night

Source: BBC, 13-Mar-09

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Sandblaster Technology Successfully Demonstrates Ability to Enable Safer Helicopter Landings in Blinding Conditions

Source: Sikorsky, 13-Mar-09

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Teenager arrested after laser targets UK police helicopter

Source: Birmingham Mail, 12-Mar-09

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San Diego Police Pilot Tracks Laser Light to Spring Valley Home

Source: MSNBC, 12-Mar-09

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Bond Offshore Helicopters EC225 “crashed and was not ditched” in the North Sea

Bond Offshore Helicopters EC225 “crashed and was not ditched” in the North Sea

Leaked report suggests cloudbase significantly lower than expected

Source: Press & Journal, 10-Mar-09

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Emergency doctors join push for better EMS helicopter safety

Source: American Medical News, 10-Mar-09

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Crash prompts Sikorsky to issue S-76 caution over aftermarket STC’d windscreens

Source: Flightglobal, 08-Mar-09

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Heliport Safety Survey Aims to Improve All Heliport Operations

Source: RotorNews, 08-Mar-09

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Management Of Med Flight Program Criticized – Some Say Fatal Crash Could’ve Been Prevented

Source: Channel 3000, 06-Mar-09

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FAA Names Aviation Safety Executives

Source: FAA, 05-Mar-09

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Royal Air Force Chinook NVG refit ‘linked to crashes’

Source: BBC, 05-Mar-09

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Eurocopter concerned about safety of STCs

Source: AIN, 03-Mar-09

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Trade groups push for night use of NVG/EVS

Source: AIN, 01-Mar-09

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Nigerial rig support helicopter fired at, one wounded

Source: UPI, 27-Feb-09

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Calgary Man Faces Charges After Driving Onto EMS Helipad

Source: CTV, 25-Feb-09

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Scholarship Fund Created for Children of Parents Lost to Air Medical Accidents

Source: Vertical, 25-Feb-09

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FARE Initiates Air-Medical and Critical-Care-Transport Safety Campaign

Source: Vertical, 25-Feb-09

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American Eurocopter pledges its support for the new Air Medical Operators Association in improving helicopter safety

Source: American Eurocopter, 23-Feb-09

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USAIG puts big bucks behind safety and training

Source: AIN, 22-Feb-09

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Bristows and CHC keep Super Pumas in the air despite North Sea ditching

Source: Aberdeen Press & Journal, 21-Feb-09

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Making Helicopter Ops Safer

Source: Overhaul & Maintenance, 20-Feb-09

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ACEP Issues Statement About Improving Medical Helicopter Safety

Source: Vertical Magazine, 20-Feb-09

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Heliservices Gains Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department Safety Management System Approval

Source: Heliservices (HK) Ltd, 17-Feb-09

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Technology preventatives for EMS preservation

Source: Flightglobal, 16-Feb-09

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Two more suits filed over Carson firefighting crash

Source: Mail Tribune, 14-Feb-09

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