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CGAS San Francisco honors fallen aircrew of helicopter 6505

Source: Coastguard News, 16-May-09

Cougar Helicopters orders S-92 pilots to remain below 7,000 feet

Source: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090514.wxcopter14art2237/BNStory/National/home, 14-May-09

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Honeywell Zingâ„¢ Helps Helicopter Operations Increase Uptime and Improve Safety

Source: Honeywell, 12-May-09

NTSB Determines Cause Of June 2008 Arizona EMS Helicopter Mid-Air Collision

Source: NTSB, 11-May-09

Confidence returning with offshore helicopter flights, says Hibernia president

Source: CBC, 11-May-09

Venezuela raises questions over Russian-built helicopters after four crashes in 11 months

Source: VHeadline, 11-May-09

HAI requests help providing accurate information for FAA activity and safety survey

Source: HAI, 08-May-09

FAA AD 2009-11-01 – Eurocopter BK117

Source: FAA, 07-May-09

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Bell will pay to repair Marine copter gearboxes damaged by faulty component

Source: Star Telegram, 06-May-09

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Create HAI’s Next Safety Poster!

Source: RotorNews, 05-May-09

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Navair grounds six UH-1Y and one AH-1Z helicopters

Navair grounds six UH-1Y and one AH-1Z helicopters

Navair issues temporary grounding bulletin on six UH-1Y Hueys and one AH-1Z Cobra due to extensive damage to the main rotor gearbox on two of the new Hueys.

Source: Aviation Week, 02-May-09

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UK CAA issues two-year safety plan for 2009-11

Source: CAA, 02-May-09

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New Technology Ensures Quick Delivery Of Alert Notices To Clients

Source: Vertical, 02-May-09

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Scandinavian Safety Training Centre introduces Multiway HUET, MWH-6

Scandinavian Safety Training Centre introduces Multiway HUET, MWH-6

Scandinavian Safety Training Centre introduces Multiway HUET, MWH-6, a new type of training device, which has been design for the underwater escape training of helicopter and fixed wing aircraft crew and passengers.

Source: Helicopters Magazine, 01-May-09

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Mil Mi-2 grounded in Siberia following 22nd April accident

01-May-09

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NV Energy faces wrongful death suit in Navy helicopter crash

Source: Las Vegas Sun, 30-Apr-09

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FAA issues statement on Helicopter Emergency Medical Service Safety

Source: FAA, 28-Apr-09

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BP returns to Super Pumas after checks in wake of copter crash

Source: Scotsman, 28-Apr-09

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US HEMS Study Calls for Sweeping Changes

Source: Vertical, 28-Apr-09

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NTSB Acting Chairman Praises DOT Secretary For Release Of Bird Strike Data; Suggests Mandatory Reporting

Source: NTSB, 24-Apr-09

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Pilot misjudgement the most common factor in European helicopter accidents

Source: Flightglobal, 24-Apr-09

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FAA plan would require Terrain Awareness Warning System on EMS helicopters

Source: USA Today, 24-Apr-09

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GAO releases report “Potential Strategies to Address Air Ambulance Safety Concerns”

Source: GAO, 24-Apr-09

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F.A.A. to Propose New Medical Helicopter Safety Rules

Source: NY Times, 23-Apr-09

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European Helicopter Safety Team Releases Preliminary Analysis Results

Source: AMT, 23-Apr-09

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HAI President, Matthew Zuccaro, testifies on the Oversight of Helicopter Medical Services

Source: RotorNews, 23-Apr-09

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FAA Bird Strike Database Will Be Available to Public On Friday

Source: FAA, 23-Apr-09

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AAMS to Participate in House Aviation Subcommittee Hearing

Source: Vertical, 22-Apr-09

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

Source: Eurocopter, 22-Apr-09

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Sea rescue beacons ‘a priority’ for workers flying offshore

22-Apr-09

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Super Puma grounded hours after all-clear

Source: The Times, 22-Apr-09

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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

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Roadmap for HEMS Risk Management Released by Foundation

Source: Flight Safety Foundation, 21-Apr-09

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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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