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50 page audit grounds Tucson Police helicopters

50 page audit grounds Tucson Police helicopters

4-Jan-2016Source: Tucson News Now

Tucson police officials released a 50-page audit that led to the grounding of the entire air support unit this week. See Full Story Editor Note – Tucson Police currently operate three Bell 206B JetRanger IIIs which they bought new in 2005. They fly around 1,100 hours per annum per airframe... Read more

Shelby County Sheriff launches air ops with surplus TH-67 Creek

Shelby County Sheriff launches air ops with surplus TH-67 Creek

17-Dec-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Shelby County deputies in Alabama will be patrolling from above this holiday season in a newly acquired ex-military surplus Bell TH-67 Creek helicopter. Deputies will be able to observe traffic, watch for suspicious activity, and deter criminal acts using the helicopter which has the same markings displayed on our patrol cars. Two deputies – a... Read more

Little Rock Police replace OH-58 with TH-67 Creek

Little Rock Police replace OH-58 with TH-67 Creek

14-Dec-2015Source: Northwest Arkansas

Little Rock police Thursday unveiled an observation helicopter that the department acquired earlier this year through a federal military surplus program. See Full Story  ... Read more

Frasca Delivers Bell 206 FTD with TruCue™ to Air Evac Lifeteam

Frasca Delivers Bell 206 FTD with TruCue™ to Air Evac Lifeteam

27-Nov-2015Source: FRASCA

FRASCA International, Inc., Urbana, IL has delivered a Bell 206L Level 7 Flight Training Device (FTD) to Air Evac Lifeteam in O’Fallon, Missouri. The Level 7 FTD includes Garmin G500H, Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS, HTAWS, and Garmin GTN650. It will also feature Frasca’s high-fidelity NVG simulation for the ultimate realism and accuracy in NVG training and... Read more

Houston County restarts EMS service with Air Evac Lifeteam

Houston County restarts EMS service with Air Evac Lifeteam

26-Nov-2015Source: KSLA News

Christmas came a little early for Houston County residents.See full story.... Read more

Nautilus Aviation to open new base at Mount Isa

Nautilus Aviation to open new base at Mount Isa

11-Nov-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Cairns helicopter company Nautilus Aviation is set to expand with a new base being set up at the regional mining town of Mount Isa, according to the Cairns Post. The company will base a JetRanger there by the end of this month, and plan on giving focus to scenic flights and heli-camping.  CEO Aaron Finn... Read more

Bell 206 TT Straps now available direct from Lord Corporation

Bell 206 TT Straps now available direct from Lord Corporation

5-Nov-2015Source: Lord

The industry leader in the design and manufacture of Tension Torsion (TT) straps – is now selling FAA certified PMA parts direct ttstrapand through authorized distributors. As the trusted source for TT straps for more than three decades, LORD fully understands the critical operating requirements for the TT strap, which attaches the rotor blade to... Read more

27-Oct-15 C-GIFY Bell 206 Kinley, Canada (1F)

27-Oct-15 C-GIFY Bell 206 Kinley, Canada (1F)

27-Oct-2015

1976 Bell 206 crashed into a farm field after reporting severe icing.  En route from Calgary to Saskatoon... Read more

05-Oct-15 ZS-HDW Bell 206B Senwabarwana, South Africa (2F)

05-Oct-15 ZS-HDW Bell 206B Senwabarwana, South Africa (2F)

5-Oct-2015

Helicopter was involved in installing an antenna, when it crashed and completely burnt out. Most reports say it hit a pole, but not clear if that was before or after it “experienced difficulties”. Two fatalities and three serious injuries, including those on the ground hit by debris.  The two fatalities were named as pilot David... Read more

Aero Products to distribute Lord Corp Bell 206, 407 and 427 components

Aero Products to distribute Lord Corp Bell 206, 407 and 427 components

23-Sep-2015Source: Aero Products

Aero Products Component Services, a prominent global helicopter support company, announces the recent signing of an agreement with LORD Corporation as a global distributor for Bell 206 series, 407 and 427 components, which incorporate the latest proprietary SPE IIA elastomer technology. A support provider to the helicopter industry since 1985, Aero Products Component Services has... Read more

09-Sep-15 YV-2349 Bell 206B Curiapo, Venezuela

09-Sep-15 YV-2349 Bell 206B Curiapo, Venezuela

9-Sep-2015

Pilot encountered some sort of issue and reportedly landed away from a built-up area by crashing into the Orinoco River.  That said, there apepars to have been more than that as the main blades and rotorhead are ripped off.  The 2 POB named as Ceylan Orestes Requena Piña and Rafael José Aguirre Aguilera were safe... Read more

02-Sep-15 C-GYBK Bell 206B Sept Iles, Canada (2F)

02-Sep-15 C-GYBK Bell 206B Sept Iles, Canada (2F)

2-Sep-2015

Heilcopter with 5 POB went down on a wide rock adjacent to a river, with the tail boom detached. Two fatalities, three seriously injured Blandine Pinette-Fontaine and Pierre-Michel Fontaine have been identified by the Quebec coroner as the two fatalities.  The pilot was reported as Gabriel Turbide CADORS 2015Q1696... Read more

Mexico certifies Onboard Systems Bell 206L & 407 Cargo Hook Systems

Mexico certifies Onboard Systems Bell 206L & 407 Cargo Hook Systems

27-Aug-2015Source: Onboard Systems

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its cargo hook kits and Onboard Weighing Systems for the BELL 206L and 406 aircraft models have been certified for use in Mexico by the Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC). A Certificado de Tipo Suplementario was issued for... Read more

EASA approves ASU Night Vision STCs for Bell 206 and 407

EASA approves ASU Night Vision STCs for Bell 206 and 407

25-Aug-2015Source: ASU

United States, Boise, Idaho based Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) announced that the company has obtained EASA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval on the Bell 206 series and 407 helicopters to modify existing aircraft for night vision capability. “This is the second EASA STC we have obtained this year,” said ASU Executive Director of Business... Read more

18-Aug-15 N5743W Bell 206 Cresco, US-Iowa

18-Aug-15 N5743W Bell 206 Cresco, US-Iowa

18-Aug-2015

According to the pilot, he departed with 25 gallons of fuel and 80 gallons of chemical to spray a bean field near Cresco. About 5 minutes into the application, the engine lost power and the pilot initiated an autorotation to a water way on the side of a hill. Upon touchdown on the uneven terrain,... Read more

08-Jul-15 N3QY Bell 206L4 Sacramento, US-California

08-Jul-15 N3QY Bell 206L4 Sacramento, US-California

8-Jul-2015

Force landed on school property.  FAA has no other details, but industry forum suggesting engine failure.  Helicopter is operated by TV station KCRA... Read more

EASA Approves Aspen EFD1000H Primary Flight Display for Bell 206

EASA Approves Aspen EFD1000H Primary Flight Display for Bell 206

30-Jun-2015Source: Aspen Avionics

Aspen Avionics, manufacturer of the Evolution Flight Display System (EFD), announced today European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval for installation of its EFD1000H Primary Flight Display (PFD) into Bell and Bell/Agusta 206 models under EASA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) 10053378. The lightweight and compact form factor of Aspen’s helicopter PFD system is a perfect fit... Read more

21-Jun-15 G-TFHW Bell 206B Pembrey, UK

21-Jun-15 G-TFHW Bell 206B Pembrey, UK

21-Jun-2015

Due to weather conditions on Saturday 20th, the helicopter was unable to fly and remained grounded at the site.  While parked and unattended on Sunday 21st, the helicopter was damaged by cattle which managed to break through fence from adjacent field. Nose area damaged.   Fly Heli Wales had provided the helicopter for the Welsh... Read more

Butte County Sheriff’s Office to replace 1967 helicopter

Butte County Sheriff’s Office to replace 1967 helicopter

11-Jun-2015Source: ChicoER

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office is replacing a 1967 helicopter that it has used for the past 17 years. See Full Story... Read more

VIH Aerospace Delivers Rejuvenated Bell 205 to HeliMax Aviation

VIH Aerospace Delivers Rejuvenated Bell 205 to HeliMax Aviation

10-Jun-2015Source: VIH

VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com), a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services has delivered its latest custom helicopter paint job on a Bell 205 for its US-based customer Helimax Aviation on June 1st, 2015. Helimax Aviation (www.helimaxaviation.com) specializes in providing a variety of aerial support services including passenger transport; forestry firefighting... Read more

06-Jun-15 G-RAMY Bell 206B Baldwin Valley, Isle of Man (1F)

06-Jun-15 G-RAMY Bell 206B Baldwin Valley, Isle of Man (1F)

6-Jun-2015

Crashed in open field close to the Isle of Man TT motorbike race course.  Racing had been suspended for the whole day due to weather – quoted wind gusts of up to 60 mph.  1 fatality confirmed by Isle of Man Police in this statement.  Photos show wreckage confined to a small area, later named... Read more

L-3 Vertex wins $56M contract to support TH-57 at NAS Whiting Field

L-3 Vertex wins $56M contract to support TH-57 at NAS Whiting Field

29-May-2015Source: US DoD

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Mississippi, is being awarded a $56,182,753 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery requirements contract (N00019-13-D-0007) to exercise an option for logistics and depot level services for 119 TH-57 aircraft in support of the Naval Air Training Command’s Undergraduate Helicopter Pilot Training Program. Work will be performed at the Naval... Read more

29-May-15 N206ED Bell 206B Caledonia, US-Michegan

29-May-15 N206ED Bell 206B Caledonia, US-Michegan

29-May-2015

Emergency situation led pilot Ken Wilson to put the helicopter down into trees – and it came to rest in the branches 40 feet from the ground.  Wilson and passenger Raymond Osan III – working on low level powerlines – were able to get out of the helicopter into the trees, from which they were... Read more

28-May-15 9M-LLM Bell 206B Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

28-May-15 9M-LLM Bell 206B Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

28-May-2015

Solo student pilot lost control on landing and helicopter ended up on its starboard side.  Pilot named here as Fatin Nadeera Mohamad Jeffrey.  Post crash fire extinquished by airport fire crew... Read more

28-May-15 C-GJID Bell 206 Cochrane, Canada

28-May-15 C-GJID Bell 206 Cochrane, Canada

28-May-2015

The Expedition Helicopters Bell 206B (C-GJID) was flying with a pilot and three passengers. The passengers were checking land claims and were dropped off before the helicopter proceeded to an area where it landed and waited for the passengers. The ground was soft and the pilot landed with caution to ensure the skid gear would... Read more

Airwork Helicopters obtain STC for Bell 206 composite tail blades

Airwork Helicopters obtain STC for Bell 206 composite tail blades

22-May-2015Source: Airwork

Highly respected Queensland helicopter operator Airwork Helicopters announces that after 4 years of development and certification it has obtained a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) and Australian Parts Manufacturing Approval (APMA) from CASA to manufacture advanced composite tail rotor blades for Bell 206 helicopters. Airwork founder and CEO Myles Tomkins said his factory at Caboolture Airport... Read more

Lawsuit filed for survivor of fatal helicopter crash in Saucier

Lawsuit filed for survivor of fatal helicopter crash in Saucier

15-May-2015Source: Sun Herald

The lone survivor of a helicopter crash in Saucier has filed suit against manufacturers of the aircraft and its turbo-shaft engine. See Full Story... Read more

Sunset Aviation Service launches new website

Sunset Aviation Service launches new website

30-Apr-2015Source: Sunset Aviation Service

Sunset Aviation Service, Inc. located in Aurora Oregon is proud to announce our new website at www.sunsetaviationservice.com along with a new phone number of 503-776-5053. Our capabilities list has also been expanded to better serve more of the helicopter industry. Sunset Aviation Service was awarded the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) certificate... Read more

DHL starts helicopter service in Chicago

DHL starts helicopter service in Chicago

29-Apr-2015Source: DHL

Starting today, helicopters won’t just be used to report on Chicago’s notorious traffic gridlock; they’ll actually help get international shippers through it. DHL, the world’s leading international express services provider, launched its helicopter service in Chicago to provide early morning delivery services for the area’s financial and legal firms requiring urgent document delivery. “We have... Read more

13-Apr-15 Bell 206B Lezhi, China (1F)

13-Apr-15 Bell 206B Lezhi, China (1F)

13-Apr-2015

Crashed, killing the pilot, after hitting powerlines while spraying at low level.  Part of the boom, including the stabilizer and tail, remained attached to the powerline... Read more

31-Mar-15 CC-APP Bell 206L4 Diego de Almagro, Chile (4F)

31-Mar-15 CC-APP Bell 206L4 Diego de Almagro, Chile (4F)

31-Mar-2015

Crashed in mountainous area with the loss of all 4 POB. The helicopter was transporting workers sent to restore water service to the tens of thousands of people left without drinking water after the floods.  Pilot Pedro Pablo Aldunate Arriola was married to a cousin of Chilean President Michelle Bachelet.... Read more

30-Mar-15 N50KH Bell 206L.1 Saucier, US-Mississippi (2F)

30-Mar-15 N50KH Bell 206L.1 Saucier, US-Mississippi (2F)

30-Mar-2015

Helicopter down with two fatalities (named here as Steve Cobb and pilot Brandon Ricks) and one serious injury (Brendan Mullen). Bell 206L1 was contracted to US Forestry Service and the crew were working on a prescribed burn of 800 acres in the Desoto National Forest.... Read more

27-Mar-15 163220 Bell TH-57B Pensacola, US-Florida

27-Mar-15 163220 Bell TH-57B Pensacola, US-Florida

27-Mar-2015

US Navy TH-57B rolled over onto its starboard side during a night training flight.  Instructor and student not seriously injured... Read more

24-Mar-15 N43CM Bell 206B Taylors Island, US-Maryland

24-Mar-15 N43CM Bell 206B Taylors Island, US-Maryland

24-Mar-2015

Landed in shallow water close to the shore of Taylor’s Island.  Remained upright and the 2 POB got out and walked to the shore after experiencing a mechanical problem.  Pilot named as 45-year-old Vincent Giglio of New Jersey and passenger 61-year-old Ronald Lopes of New York... Read more

23-Mar-15 N1511L Bell 206B Lake Ray Hubbard, US-Texas

23-Mar-15 N1511L Bell 206B Lake Ray Hubbard, US-Texas

23-Mar-2015

Bird strike while conducting low level search at night over a lake.  Helicopter landed safely with a hole in the windshield... Read more

16-Mar-15 Bell TH-67A Tainan City, Taiwan (1 of 2)

16-Mar-15 Bell TH-67A Tainan City, Taiwan (1 of 2)

16-Mar-2015

Manoevring accident – in hover, tail rotor hit the tail rotor of another helicopter on the apron... Read more

16-Mar-15 Bell TH-67A Tainan City, Taiwan (2 of 2)

16-Mar-15 Bell TH-67A Tainan City, Taiwan (2 of 2)

16-Mar-2015

Manoevring accident – in hover, tail rotor hit the tail rotor of another helicopter on the apron... Read more

16-Mar-15 N1510L Bell 206B Dallas, US-Texas

16-Mar-15 N1510L Bell 206B Dallas, US-Texas

16-Mar-2015

On patrol at 600′ AGL flying south along Interstate 45 over the Trinity River struck two ducks. Landed safely with minor damage... Read more

Able launches bearings service line for Bell 206/407

Able launches bearings service line for Bell 206/407

10-Mar-2015Source: Able

Able Aerospace Services is on a roll, launching a new service line providing Level 1 bearing inspection and Level 2 bearing overhaul and repair for the Bell 206 and 407. The company plans to add additional aircraft bearings services in the coming months. “Able prides itself on being a one-stop, value-add solution for its customers.... Read more

07-Mar-15 N206FW Bell 206B Fort Worth, US-Texas

07-Mar-15 N206FW Bell 206B Fort Worth, US-Texas

7-Mar-2015

Force landed in a field, no injuries... Read more

Tempest Aviation Group plans service expansion with Quantum MRO and Logistics Software

Tempest Aviation Group plans service expansion with Quantum MRO and Logistics Software

5-Mar-2015Source: Component Control

Component Control announced today that Tempest Aviation Group, Inc., an independent helicopter service provider located in Prince George, British Columbia, is planning to expand its services and enterprise using Quantum Control MRO and Logistics software to manage operations. Tempest Aviation Group offers the full scope of MRO services for Bell 412, 212, 205, 206 and... Read more

15-Feb-15 P2-HFZ Bell 206L4 Wabo, Papua New Guinea

15-Feb-15 P2-HFZ Bell 206L4 Wabo, Papua New Guinea

15-Feb-2015

Sole occupant pilot safe but was immediately flown back to Port Moresby for transfer to hospital for X-ray and medical observation.  Unknown circumstances or level of damage to helicopter... Read more

13-Feb-15 N279AE Bell 206L-1 White House, US-Tennessee

13-Feb-15 N279AE Bell 206L-1 White House, US-Tennessee

13-Feb-2015

Emergency landing after vibration experienced. No patient on board... Read more

12-Feb-15 Bell TH-57 Spencer Field, US-Florida

12-Feb-15 Bell TH-57 Spencer Field, US-Florida

12-Feb-2015

Training accident of a SeaRanger out of Whiting Field NAS, rolling over onto its side while landing... Read more

11-Feb-15 C-FBCW Bell 206 Sprout Mountain, Canada

11-Feb-15 C-FBCW Bell 206 Sprout Mountain, Canada

11-Feb-2015

Heliski operation landing atop Sprout Mountain with 2 pax in an area cleared of snow accumulation, when the main rotor struck a nearby cabin. The helicopter tail section was severed but the helicopter remained upright and all occupants exited uninjured. The area which had been prepared for the arrival of the helicopter was located beside... Read more

Mexico = Juárez gets new police helicopter

Mexico = Juárez gets new police helicopter

5-Feb-2015Source: Elipaso Times

Officials on Tuesday announced that Juárez police will have a new helicopter. See Full Story... Read more

Heli Charter provides JetRanger for new DHL courier service in London

Heli Charter provides JetRanger for new DHL courier service in London

22-Jan-2015Source: DHL

DHL Express today launches London’s first ever scheduled helicopter delivery service [Editor note – see below, it is NOT the first in London] Beating congestion, DHL’s new helicopter service will significantly enhance the connection between key financial centers in the USA and the UK, in particular. It will guarantee next day delivery of urgent documents... Read more

Kenya: Why remaining police helicopter won’t fly?

Kenya: Why remaining police helicopter won’t fly?

22-Jan-2015Source: Mareeg

By Angira Zadock The only remaining police helicopter is grounded because the main rotor system bought from suppliers in Ukraine last year only had two flight hours left and has since expired. See Full Story... Read more

19-Jan-15 N3202Q Bell 206 Calabasas, US-California

19-Jan-15 N3202Q Bell 206 Calabasas, US-California

19-Jan-2015

Emergency landing in baseball field.  Engineer called.  No damage.... Read more

Airwolf Aerospace receives FAA STC for Bell 204, 205, 212, UH-1 and AH-1 TT Straps

Airwolf Aerospace receives FAA STC for Bell 204, 205, 212, UH-1 and AH-1 TT Straps

5-Jan-2015Source: Airwolf Aerospace

Airwolf Aerospace the value leader in life limited aftermarket helicopter components is pleased to announce that it has received FAA STC SR03408CH for its TT straps for Bell 204, 205, 212, UH-1 and AH-1 Helicopters. Airwolf’s AA-204-310-101-101 and AA-204-310-101-103 TT Straps are in stock for immediate shipment. Senior Engineer, John Montana said, “we were able... Read more

31-Dec-14 N57AW Bell 206L4 Benson, US-Arizona (2F)

31-Dec-14 N57AW Bell 206L4 Benson, US-Arizona (2F)

31-Dec-2014

Helicopter crashed on post-maintenance ferry flight from Phoenix to Sierra Vista, killing pilot Jeff Steele and mechanic Marc Hansen, who were both employed by Airwest Helicopters LLC. The helicopter was operated for Cochise County Sheriff’s Department... Read more

21-Dec-14 Bell 206B Kampung Poyak, Thailand

21-Dec-14 Bell 206B Kampung Poyak, Thailand

21-Dec-2014

Crashed in bad weather in a rubber plantation, during flood relief operations.  Four POB named as pilots Capt Seksan Puraphol and Lt Apisit Prahacha, plus aircraft mechanics Pol Sgt Major Sa-ngun Muengkamrueng, and Pol Sgt Major Kittipong Saeng-Thit... Read more

Bell Training Academy Expands Capabilities in Singapore

Bell Training Academy Expands Capabilities in Singapore

19-Dec-2014Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced the Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA) received renewal for Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) Part 147 certification and approval to conduct six new technical training courses at the Bell Helicopter Singapore Service Center. The CAAS approval expands the BTA’s ability to provide regulated maintenance courses... Read more

18-Dec-14 B-31019 Bell 206B Changhua City, Taiwan

18-Dec-14 B-31019 Bell 206B Changhua City, Taiwan

18-Dec-2014

Loss off power during low level powerline insulator washing ops.  Both of the 2 POB suffered minor injuries.  Boom and skids damaged... Read more

Bell Boosts Sales in the Middle East at MEBA

Bell Boosts Sales in the Middle East at MEBA

11-Dec-2014Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the sale of a Bell 429 and an order for two Bell 505 Jet Ranger X™ helicopters to Saudi Arabian aircraft operator and authorized Independent Representative (IR), Wallan Aviation. The Bell 429 will be configured for general/utility missions and has an expected delivery date of... Read more

Argentina – Santa Fe Provincial Police pick A800 Trakkabeam for Bell 206

Argentina – Santa Fe Provincial Police pick A800 Trakkabeam for Bell 206

26-Nov-2014Source: Trakka Corp

Trakka Corp Pty Ltd is pleased to announce the Trakka A800 Tactical Helicopter Searchlight is being used to assist aviation assets in their performance of missions for the Government of Santa Fe Province, Argentina. The Trakka A800 searchlight’s advanced optics technology provides superior performance and flexibility expanding the Bell Jet Ranger’s mission capabilities. Due to... Read more

Northwest Dynamics, Inc. Secures FAA Approval for Full PMA Line

Northwest Dynamics, Inc. Secures FAA Approval for Full PMA Line

18-Nov-2014Source: Able

Northwest Dynamics, Inc. (NDI) and Able Aerospace, Inc. are ramping up a new distribution partnership following this month’s FAA approval of NDI’s Bell Rotor Brake components and assemblies. NDI is the Original Equipment Manufacturer supplier of Bell Rotor Brakes for Bell 206 and 407 aircraft. As NDI’s exclusive distributor, Able will stock and handle distribution... Read more

11-Nov-14 N414AE Bell 206L4 Merkel, US-Texas

11-Nov-14 N414AE Bell 206L4 Merkel, US-Texas

11-Nov-2014

Emergency night landing between two buildings after bird strike while ferrying a patient from Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene to Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock.  A nurse was reported injured by the bird entering the helicopter... Read more

Belize to buy one new or two refurbished helicopters

Belize to buy one new or two refurbished helicopters

3-Nov-2014Source: BMG

The Ministry of National Security and the Belize Defence Force have dreamed of it for several years and now it is a reality: the people of Belize will now benefit from at least one helicopter to be bought from a leading provider, Bell. See Full Story... Read more

23-Oct-14 N418SV Bell 206B Palm Beach, US-Florida

23-Oct-14 N418SV Bell 206B Palm Beach, US-Florida

23-Oct-2014

Substantially damaged.  FAA website provides no further information at this time... Read more

16-Oct-14 N59541 Bell 206B Prattville, US-Alabama

16-Oct-14 N59541 Bell 206B Prattville, US-Alabama

16-Oct-2014

Main blades contacted tail boom on landing, helicopter destroyed... Read more

Pall launches PB110D PUREair Dry Barrier Filters for Bell 206L and 407

Pall launches PB110D PUREair Dry Barrier Filters for Bell 206L and 407

15-Oct-2014Source: PALL

Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) today announced the introduction of PB110D PUREair Dry Barrier Filters as FAA-PMA direct-fit replacements for competitor oil-wetted filters. The new product will be unveiled at Helitech International in Amsterdam, October 14-16. The PUREair Dry Barrier Filters extend the successful PUREair portfolio of products available from Pall and DART Aerospace. PUREair Dry Barrier... Read more

Bulgarian military expects 2 Bell 206s and 2 Cougars in early 2015

Bulgarian military expects 2 Bell 206s and 2 Cougars in early 2015

14-Oct-2014Source: Focus

24th Air Base in Krumovo expects 2 new Bell 206 helicopters and 2 more Cougar helicopters at the beginning of the following year,” said Brigadier General Zlatko Zlatev, commander of the air base, speaking for Radio FOCUS – Plovdiv. See Full Story... Read more

07-Oct-14 VH-CLR Bell 206B Cooktown, Australia

07-Oct-14 VH-CLR Bell 206B Cooktown, Australia

7-Oct-2014

The Bell 206 helicopter was conducting a passenger carrying charter flight with passengers and has collided with terrain on Mt Cook. The helicopter has rolled onto its side and there are two persons with serious injuries and two with minor injuries.  One press report quotes the local Mayor saying that the helicopter was hovering close... Read more

04-Oct-14 N335AE Bell 206L.1 Wichita Falls, US-Texas (3F)

04-Oct-14 N335AE Bell 206L.1 Wichita Falls, US-Texas (3F)

4-Oct-2014

Accident on night EMS flight just one block short of its intended landing spot at United Regional Hospital in Wichita Falls, inbound from Waurika, OK.  Patient (named here as 26-year-old Buddy Rhodes) killed in the accident, and the three crew named here as pilot Zechariah Smith, flight nurse Leslie Stewart and flight paramedic Erasmus J. Vandercolff... Read more

04-Oct-14 N4426M Bell 206B Atlanta, US-Arkansas

04-Oct-14 N4426M Bell 206B Atlanta, US-Arkansas

4-Oct-2014

Attempting to take off from a helicopter transport trailer in a cleared section of pine forest . For some reason the helicopter never made it fully airborne, and tipped over on its starboard side beside the trailer.  Robert Dale Garzolini, pilot and owner of Terre Haute Helicopters, West Terre Haute, IN, was injured... Read more

Tyler County renews AirEvac contract

Tyler County renews AirEvac contract

3-Oct-2014Source: Tyler Star

Tyler County Commissioners renewed the county’s contract renewal for medical helicopter services with AirEvac Sept. 23 see full story... Read more

02-Oct-14 N49746 Bell 206B Woodsboro, US-Texas

02-Oct-14 N49746 Bell 206B Woodsboro, US-Texas

2-Oct-2014

Low level pipeline patrol and “lost power”.  Written off.  On board were pilot Michael Orlowsky. 48, of West Plains, Missouri; Kevin Douglas Smothers, 44, of Minnesota; and Ronald Justin Dietz, 28, of Sinton.  Orlowsky and Smothers were described as being in critical condition with no word on Dietz Halo Flight attended with a Bell 407... Read more

25-Sep-14 N152CA Bell 206B Pushmataha County, US-Oklahoma

25-Sep-14 N152CA Bell 206B Pushmataha County, US-Oklahoma

25-Sep-2014

Crashed in unknown circumstances... Read more

23-Sep-14 YV-2537 Bell 206B Tumeremo, Venezuela (3F)

23-Sep-14 YV-2537 Bell 206B Tumeremo, Venezuela (3F)

23-Sep-2014

Crashed into heavy wooded area and wreckage not found until 05-Oct-14.  Pilot David Guerra had reported loss of power and autorotated into the jungle... Read more

16-Sep-14 G-SUEX Bell 206B Flamborough, UK (2F)

16-Sep-14 G-SUEX Bell 206B Flamborough, UK (2F)

16-Sep-2014

Initial reports coming in. Witnesses say they heard a “loud crack” shortly be fire the helicopter started descending rapidly. The helicopter took off from Dechmont, near Livingston in West Lothian and was due to land at Humberside Airport for refuelling before flying on to Gamston, presumably en route it’s home base at Manston. It had... Read more

14-Sep-14 VH-FHX Bell 206B Jabiru, Australia

14-Sep-14 VH-FHX Bell 206B Jabiru, Australia

14-Sep-2014

During the approach to a confined landing area, the pilot was alerted to an object to the left of the helicopter and while manoeuvring to avoid this object, the main rotor and tail rotor struck a tree. The pilot conducted a missed approach and after the subsequent landing, assessed the damage as minor and elected... Read more

13-Sep-14 C-FNRR Bell 206B Tumbler Ridge, Canada

13-Sep-14 C-FNRR Bell 206B Tumbler Ridge, Canada

13-Sep-2014

Repositioning to another landing spot after dropping off 3 passengers when it suffered a tail rotor strike and hard landing. CADORS 2014P1608... Read more

12-Sep-14 N64AW Bell 206L4 LongRanger Tombstone, US-Arizona

12-Sep-14 N64AW Bell 206L4 LongRanger Tombstone, US-Arizona

12-Sep-2014

Operated by Airwest Helicopters for Cochise County Sheriff.  Main blades chopped tail boom and skids splayed out in heavy landing.  Two POB were listed as pilot Larry Pucci and the observer Officer Justin Dannels (the son of Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels)... Read more

30-Aug-14 Z-SCA Bell 206L3 LongRanger Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

30-Aug-14 Z-SCA Bell 206L3 LongRanger Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

30-Aug-2014

Damaged in heavy landing only 30m from take-off point on sightseeing flight.  Passengers named as Janice Mitchel, Elizabeth Hamilton, William Leur, Elizabeth Benevides, Debbie Lonechamps and Stephanie Black all walked from the crash site unaided... Read more

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