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Settlement reached over Kobe Bryant S76 accident

Settlement reached over Kobe Bryant S76 accident

23-Jun-2021Source: NECN

Vanessa Bryant has reached a settlement in her lawsuit against the company that owned and operated the helicopter that crashed in Calabasas last year, killing her husband — Laker legend Kobe Bryant — and their 13-year-old daughter, according to court papers filed Tuesday. Full story here... Read more

Chilean prosecutor accuses three operators of collusion

Chilean prosecutor accuses three operators of collusion

6-May-2021

The National Economic Prosecutor’s Office (FNE) filed a complaint before the Competition Tribunal (TDLC) against three helicopter companies in the forest firefighting market, as well as two executives who facilitated the coordination and execution of anti-competitive agreements. The corporations are Calquín Helicopters SpA (Calquín), Inaer Helicopter Chile S.A. (Inaer), and Pegasus South America Servicios Integrales... Read more

PHI sues Zurich over COVID-19 insurance cover refusal

PHI sues Zurich over COVID-19 insurance cover refusal

5-Apr-2021Source: Law360

Helicopter services company PHI Group has sued Zurich American Insurance Co. in Louisiana federal court, alleging Friday that its $50 million Zurich policy covers property damage it sustained after staff and passengers brought COVID-19 aboard its aircraft. See Full Story. ... Read more

State of California opens court case against Alpine Helicopter Service

State of California opens court case against Alpine Helicopter Service

9-Nov-2020Source: Sacramento Bee

The State of California is reported to have launched a court case against Alpine Helicopter Service regarding violations during aerial spraying work.  See report for full story... Read more

Leonardo CEO Profumo given 6 year jail sentence and €2.5M file

Leonardo CEO Profumo given 6 year jail sentence and €2.5M file

20-Oct-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Last Thursday 15th October, an Italian court sentenced the former Chairman of the Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS) bank, Alessandro Profumo, and the former CEO, Fabrizio Viola.  The pair have each been given six years in prison for irregularities regarding the financial accounts between 2012 and 2015, as well as a fine of 2.5M... Read more

OC Helicopters Denies Any Responsibility For Kobe Bryant Crash

OC Helicopters Denies Any Responsibility For Kobe Bryant Crash

28-Sep-2020Source: OC Helicopters

OC Helicopters (“OCH”) has issued the following statement today in response to being named as a defendant in the lawsuits stemming from the tragic helicopter crash that took the lives of Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and seven other cherished members of their communities. We have acted as travel agent and concierge for the Bryant family... Read more

Russian Helicopters takes leasing company to court

Russian Helicopters takes leasing company to court

24-Jun-2020

Local news sources in Moscow are reporting that the Moscow Arbitration Court received a lawsuit from Russian Helicopters against the National Leasing Company for Industrial Development. The amount of claims exceeds $39M equivalent. The National Aviation Aviation Service is also named as a third party in case file A40-102205 / 2020). Details of the dispute... Read more

British helicopter salesman pleads guilty in US court

British helicopter salesman pleads guilty in US court

22-Jun-2020Source: HeliHub.com

In a press report late last week, Tennessee radio station WFHG 92.9 reported that Richard Harper of Apple International, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted aircraft parts fraud.  This followed his arrest in January in Anaheim as he was heading to Heli-Expo.  The article concludes by saying that Harper could face up to 10 years... Read more

Boeing being sued over December 2016 Apache accident

Boeing being sued over December 2016 Apache accident

16-Aug-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The families of the two Texas Army National guard chief warrant officers who died in a 2016 crash are suing Boeing. The officers, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Dustin Lee Mortenson and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lucas Maurice Lowe, were flying an AH-64D on December 28. The families are suing Boeing for an unspecified amount of... Read more

DynCorp to pursue legal recourse after GAO denies protest of contract awarded to AAR

DynCorp to pursue legal recourse after GAO denies protest of contract awarded to AAR

9-Jan-2017Source: DynCorp International

DynCorp International (DI) is disappointed that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has denied its protest of a Department of State (DOS) award of the Worldwide Aviation Support Services (WASS) contract to AAR Airlift Group (AAR). DI will immediately pursue legal recourse before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Additionally, two separate but related proceedings continue.... Read more

AgustaWestland Executives Orsi and Spagnolini Win Re-trial

AgustaWestland Executives Orsi and Spagnolini Win Re-trial

2-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Former Finmeccanica CEO, Giuseppe Orsi (pictured) and former AgustaWestland Chief, Bruno Spagnolini were arrested earlier this year on charges of corruption and falsifying invoices and were sentenced in April by a Milan appeals court. A retrial has been ordered by Italy’s top court as the two executives launched an appeal. The retrial causes serious implications... Read more

India – Air Chief Marshal arrested for AgustaWestland contract

India – Air Chief Marshal arrested for AgustaWestland contract

13-Dec-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Lawyer Gautam Khaitan, Air Chief Marshal S.P Tyagi and his cousin Sanjeev Tyagi were arrested this Friday by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). They were allegedly involved in the Rs 3,700-crore Agusta Westland VVIP helicopter contract. The CBI has found out that RS 450-crore was paid as bribes for the 12 helicopters. The contracted... Read more

State Pilot Steals Helicopter Blades

State Pilot Steals Helicopter Blades

28-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Robert Anthony Lloyd, the former chief pilot of Nevada Department of Wildlife has admitted to the theft of two blades of a state helicopter. Lloyd sold the two blades off the Bell Jet Ranger 206 for $42, 000 to Peregrine Helicopters, stating that they had over 2 121 hours left in them, when they only... Read more

Waypoint tries to scupper CHC marriage to Milestone

Waypoint tries to scupper CHC marriage to Milestone

17-Oct-2016Source: Allan Blake

In Helitech 2016: Shaking Up the Offshore Helicopter Business I commented that: “some lessors are definitely not welcoming the recently announced Milestone (part of GE) relationship with CHC…have no doubt that the position is pretty dire for those lessors focused on heavy aircraft in the offshore oil and gas market and those with CHC exposure... Read more

Court orders Choppair to pay $200 000 to pilot involved in crash

Court orders Choppair to pay $200 000 to pilot involved in crash

7-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Choppair has been issued to pay Emma Bobridge, the pilot of the Bell Helicopter that crashed in 2013, a sum of over $200 000. Emma Bobridge reported negligence by Choppair, she claimed that it felt that her right skid was stuck on the landing mat during take-off. Company Director Micheal Van Der Zypp countered her... Read more

Textool Sues Bell for $1 Million

Textool Sues Bell for $1 Million

22-Sep-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Textool, a Houston-based main rotor shaft supplier has sued Bell Helicopters for over $1 million. Textool asks for a jury trial to settle the dispute of failed payments between them. Textool commented saying that Bell Helicopter provided them with raw material that did not meet safety requirements. Textool were told by Bell to use the... Read more

MHS sues oil company Petronas for $10.5M

MHS sues oil company Petronas for $10.5M

8-Sep-2016Source: Boustead

Malaysian operator MHS – via their parent company Boustead Holdings -have commenced legal proceedings in the value of 42,760.810.68 Ringgits – which translates today as 10,564,880 US Dollars Here is the text of the announcement: Pursuant to paragraph 9.04 (g) of the Main Market Listing Requirements of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, Boustead Holdings Berhad (“Company”) wishes... Read more

Erickson agrees to pay $18.5M to settle shareholder suit

Erickson agrees to pay $18.5M to settle shareholder suit

15-Jun-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Erickson Inc. and the private equity company that controls it, have reportedly agreed to pay $18.5 million to settle a shareholder’s class-action lawsuit, according to court documents researched by the Oregonian newspaper. The lawsuit was led by Edward Montgomery, an Erickson pilot and shareholder, after a significant drop in the Erickson share price after the... Read more

Air Evac EMS sues insurance company for $10 million

Air Evac EMS sues insurance company for $10 million

31-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Air ambulance operator Air Evac EMS Inc. has reportedly said it is owed $10 million by Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield (ABCBS), for medical flights provided to policyholders.  The company has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Little Rock last month to collect the money. The issue surrounds a payment cap of... Read more

Law firm Wilson Elser launches Helicopter Defense practice

Law firm Wilson Elser launches Helicopter Defense practice

17-May-2016Source: Wilson Elser

National law firm Wilson Elser announced the official launch of a national Helicopter Defense practice. The firm has practiced in this area for years, but decided to codify a specific sub group to address the distinct risks that helicopters present and the needs of our clients. Led by William Katt, regional managing partner of the... Read more

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters faces lawsuit over hard landing

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters faces lawsuit over hard landing

16-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

A lawsuit has been filed against tour operator Blue Hawaiian Helicopters following a hard landing on Kauai in January of this year.  The preliminary NTSB report of the accident of Airbus EC130T2 N11VQ on 17th January stated “On January 17, 2016, about 1430 Hawaii standard time, an Airbus EC130 T2, N11VQ, landed hard on a... Read more

Helicopter finance lawyer moves to recently-formed Gowling WLG

Helicopter finance lawyer moves to recently-formed Gowling WLG

11-May-2016Source: Gowling WLG

International law firm Gowling WLG has appointed Matthew Harvey as a partner in its banking and finance team in London. He joins the firm from Dentons where he has been a partner since 2000. Matthew has over 20 years’ experience acting for corporates, banks and finance companies on structured, asset and export finance transactions. He... Read more

San Bernardino Sheriff faces lawsuit for helicopter sniper shooting

San Bernardino Sheriff faces lawsuit for helicopter sniper shooting

5-May-2016Source: Layfield & Barrett

The Villegas family, represented by Philip Layfield of Layfield & Barrett and V. James (Jim) DeSimone of V. James DeSimone Law, filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of California, San Bernardino County. The lawsuit was filed under the case name: Villegas v. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department et al with the case number CIVDS1606504,... Read more

Widow Al Purwin sues film production companies

Widow Al Purwin sues film production companies

22-Apr-2016Source: Report CA

The widow of Helinet boss Al Purwin has raied a lawsuit seeking unspecified damages and against Cross Creek Pictures LLC, Imagine Entertainment LLC, Vendian Entertinament LLC, Quadrant Pictures and the estate of pilot Carlos Berl, who also died in the accident – See full story... Read more

Whirlybird Helicopters faces $55,000 court judgement

Whirlybird Helicopters faces $55,000 court judgement

18-Apr-2016Source: Standard Examiner

The U.S. Attorney’s Office asked a federal judge Friday to order a default judgment of $55,000 against Whirlybird Helicopters in a case that stemmed from allegations the company did not adequately screen employees for drug use.  See full story... Read more

Former AgustaWestland directors given jail sentences in bribery case

Former AgustaWestland directors given jail sentences in bribery case

8-Apr-2016Source: Reuters

An Italian appeals court sentenced former AgustaWestland director Giuseppe Orsi [pictured] to 4½ years in prison on Thursday for corruption and falsifying invoices, overturning a previous lower court ruling. while another former director Bruno Spagnolini was sentenced to 4 years in jail.  See full story... Read more

Australian Defence Force sued by family of pilot killed in 2011

Australian Defence Force sued by family of pilot killed in 2011

4-Apr-2016Source: Herald Sun

Lieutenant Marcus Case, 27, was killed and five other service personnel injured when a Chinook helicopter they were in crashed near the Aussie base at Tarin Kowt in May 2011  See full story See also HeliHub.com page for this accident – 30-May-11 Boeing CH-47D Tarin Kot, Afghanistan (1F)... Read more

Judge rejects North Dakota air ambulance law

Judge rejects North Dakota air ambulance law

30-Mar-2016Source: WDAZ

Judge Daniel Hovland of U.S. District Court in Bismarck ruled in favor of Valley Med Flight, which argued that the state was trying to usurp federal law in creating a primary air ambulance carrier list.  See full story... Read more

Two former employees of Hillcrest Aircraft accused of embezzling $250K

Two former employees of Hillcrest Aircraft accused of embezzling $250K

27-Mar-2016Source: Washington Times

A 67-year-old bookkeeper and her 42-year-old son, a former mechanic at Hillcrest Aircraft Co. are each charged with two counts of grand theft by embezzlement.  See full story... Read more

Seattle news helicopter crash survivor files lawsuit

Seattle news helicopter crash survivor files lawsuit

23-Mar-2016Source: KREM

Guillermo Sanchez was driving to work in Seattle on the morning of March 18, 2014 when the news helicopter fell from the sky and hit his car while he was stopped at a red light.  See full story... Read more

Australia – Fair Work Commission finds female HNZ pilot was unfairly dismissed

Australia – Fair Work Commission finds female HNZ pilot was unfairly dismissed

9-Mar-2016Source: Workplace Insight

The Fair Work Commission has found a decorated war veteran and the first female Black Hawk pilot was unfairly dismissed from her private sector job with HNZ Australia  – see full story... Read more

OSHA orders reinstatement of Alaskan whistleblower pilot

OSHA orders reinstatement of Alaskan whistleblower pilot

26-Feb-2016Source: OSHA

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered an Alaska aviation company to pay years of back wages, $100,000 in compensatory damages, and to reinstate a pilot who had been suspended, then fired and ostracized among the close-knit industry for reporting safety concerns at work. Bald Mountain Air Services violated federal... Read more

Finmeccanica to give Panama a free AW139 to settle dispute

Finmeccanica to give Panama a free AW139 to settle dispute

25-Feb-2016Source: Reuters

The Panamanian government said on Tuesday it had agreed the cancellation of a $125 million radar contract with a subsidiary of Italy’s Finmeccanica SpA that had become mired in a dispute over alleged corruption. See Full Story... Read more

Air Evac sues Medical Mutual for $3.5 Million

Air Evac sues Medical Mutual for $3.5 Million

24-Feb-2016Source: Cleveland

One of the nation’s largest air ambulance services is suing Medical Mutual of Ohio over $3.5 million in unpaid bills, opening a new front in a national battle over the use of costly helicopters to transport patients. See Full Story... Read more

Federal Appeal Court next for Pennsylvania Heliport

Federal Appeal Court next for Pennsylvania Heliport

1-Feb-2016Source: The Morning Call

Dr. Michael Selig’s three-year fight to build a heliport on his land in North Whitehall Township is headed to a federal appeals court. See Full Story... Read more

Court dismisses Quantum Leasing R66 case against Robinson

Court dismisses Quantum Leasing R66 case against Robinson

27-Jan-2016Source: Holland & Knight

A federal court in the District of Arizona, applying Ninth Circuit precedent, has weighed in on the limitations of personal jurisdiction over a non-resident engine manufacturer in the context of tort claims alleging failure to warn about changes in a helicopter engine Operation and Maintenance Manual (“OMM”). See Full Story  ... Read more

Two drone pilots face criminal charges in Los Angeles

Two drone pilots face criminal charges in Los Angeles

22-Jan-2016Source: PC World

The Los Angeles County District Attorney filed criminal cases against two drone pilots on Wednesday for allegedly flying their drones in controlled airspace. See Full story... Read more

Canadian man pleads guilty in helicopter drug-smuggling case

Canadian man pleads guilty in helicopter drug-smuggling case

16-Dec-2015Source: Kiro 7

A Canadian man pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge Monday for his involvement in a ring that used low-flying helicopters to smuggle cocaine and marijuana across the U.S. border in 2008 and 2009. See Full Story... Read more

Greece prosecutes businessman over Apache contract 10 years ago

Greece prosecutes businessman over Apache contract 10 years ago

14-Dec-2015Source: Ekathimerini

Prosecutors have brought new charges against businessman Thomas Liakounakos and a former high-ranking Defense Ministry official in connection with the purchase of Apache military helicopters more than a decade ago. See Full Story... Read more

Sikorsky sued over 2014 Georgia Black Hawk crash

Sikorsky sued over 2014 Georgia Black Hawk crash

20-Nov-2015Source: Patch

Sikorsky Aircraft is being sued by the families of three U.S. Army soldiers after a Black Hawk helicopter crashed into a Georgia airfield in 2014 and one of its passengers died, according to the Connecticut Law Tribune. See Full Story... Read more

FAA Proposes $240,500 Civil Penalty Against Helicopter Transport Services

FAA Proposes $240,500 Civil Penalty Against Helicopter Transport Services

19-Nov-2015Source: FAA

The FAA is proposing a $240,500 civil penalty against Helicopter Transport Services, LLC of Corvallis, Ore., for allegedly operating a Sikorsky S61R10 helicopter when it was not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations.  In particular, the FAA alleges that on Oct. 8, 2012, Helicopter Transport Services installed a main gearbox in the aircraft that was... Read more

Sikorsky sued over 2014 Georgia Black Hawk crash

Sikorsky sued over 2014 Georgia Black Hawk crash

17-Nov-2015Source: Patch

Sikorsky Aircraft is being sued by the families of three U.S. Army soldiers after a Black Hawk helicopter crashed into a Georgia airfield in 2014 and one of its passengers died, according to the Connecticut Law Tribune. See Full Story... Read more

Lynn Tilton faces November 20 deadline

Lynn Tilton faces November 20 deadline

12-Nov-2015Source: Business Insider

The clock is ticking for Lynn Tilton, founder and CEO of private equity firm Patriarch Partners. See full story.... Read more

Attorney Settles Malpractice Suit in Billionaire AS355 Bahamas Crash

Attorney Settles Malpractice Suit in Billionaire AS355 Bahamas Crash

5-Nov-2015Source: Daily Business Review

Miami aviation attorney Steven Marks settles a malpractice suit with an insurance company seeking to recover a $2 million payment in a helicopter crash involving billionaire developer Jeffrey Soffer. See Full Story... Read more

West Palm Beach woman sues helicopter pilot who crashed into her house

West Palm Beach woman sues helicopter pilot who crashed into her house

30-Oct-2015Source: Palm Beach Post

A 54-year-old West Palm Beach woman who was jolted in 2011 when a helicopter clipped her roof and landed in her front yard has sued the pilot of the aircraft. See Full Story... Read more

Case Dismissed Against Kentucky Man Arrested For Shooting Down Drone

Case Dismissed Against Kentucky Man Arrested For Shooting Down Drone

28-Oct-2015Source: NBC News

The case against a Kentucky man who was arrested after shooting down his neighbor’s drone was dismissed on Monday. See Full Story... Read more

New Mexico court rules police need warrant for aerial searches

New Mexico court rules police need warrant for aerial searches

27-Oct-2015Source: Santa Fe New Mexican

The New Mexico Supreme Court on Monday overturned the conviction of a Taos County man who claimed that state police violated his constitutional rights by conducting an aerial search of his property without a warrant. See Full Story... Read more

Victim pleads for mercy for prosecuted NZ rescue pilot

Victim pleads for mercy for prosecuted NZ rescue pilot

13-Oct-2015Source: Stuff

A “hero” helicopter pilot is facing possible jail-time over the dramatic rescue of an injured hunter who says he owes the pilot his life. See Full Story... Read more

Court says Papillon Helicopters must pay $700K in back tax

Court says Papillon Helicopters must pay $700K in back tax

25-Sep-2015Source: Az Capitol Times

Facing a new Arizona Supreme Court ruling, Gov. Doug Ducey is finally going to allow the Department of Revenue to collect taxes owed to the state from a helicopter tour business. See Full Story... Read more

Workers sues Sikorsky over discrimination claims

Workers sues Sikorsky over discrimination claims

24-Sep-2015Source: CT post

A longtime Sikorsky employee has alleged the Stratford-based aircraft company has not followed federal disabilities rules—claims the company denies. See Full Story... Read more

Widows of MH-60S Pilots Killed in 2013 Red Sea crash file lawsuit

Widows of MH-60S Pilots Killed in 2013 Red Sea crash file lawsuit

24-Sep-2015Source: NBC San Diego

The widows of two pilots killed when a wave swept their helicopter off a destroyer filed suit in San Diego Monday against the U.S. Navy, asking them to declare the San Diego-based destroyer “unreasonably dangerous.” See Full Story... Read more

HIV-infected paramedic sues Air Evac Lifeteam

HIV-infected paramedic sues Air Evac Lifeteam

22-Sep-2015Source: Star Advertiser

An HIV-positive man is suing a St. Louis-area air ambulance service in federal court, alleging he was wrongly removed from his job as a paramedic and reassigned to a dispatch center because of his illness. See Full Story... Read more

Flight nurses in Flight For Life crash file lawsuit

Flight nurses in Flight For Life crash file lawsuit

3-Aug-2015Source: Reuters

Two Colorado flight nurses critically injured in the fiery crash of a medical transport helicopter that killed the pilot earlier this month sued the aircraft’s manufacturer and operator on Friday, court records showed. See full story... Read more

Australia – CareFlight accused of stealing drugs, cash and computers

Australia – CareFlight accused of stealing drugs, cash and computers

22-Jul-2015Source: ABC News

Cameron Ewan McIvor is facing 14 charges, most relating to the possession of various drugs, and one for damaging two safes at a CareFlight storage centre in Darwin. See full story  ... Read more

Former Dancopter pilots begin legal proceedings after job losses

Former Dancopter pilots begin legal proceedings after job losses

21-Jul-2015Source: Eastern Daily Press

Nearly 30 people have been left without a job and without redundancy pay after their former employer DanCopter UK’s deal with Shell to transport workers to and from North Sea oil platforms was taken over by CHC Helicopter. See full story... Read more

Ukrainian helicopter pilot charged with murder as Moscow trial approaches

Ukrainian helicopter pilot charged with murder as Moscow trial approaches

9-Jul-2015Source: The Telegraph

Nadia Savchenko, 34, a Ukrainian army helicopter pilot who has spent nearly a year in Russian jails, now stands accused of the murder of two Russian journalists.See Full Story... Read more

Lynn Tilton loses bid to block SEC fraud case

Lynn Tilton loses bid to block SEC fraud case

1-Jul-2015Source: Reuters

A U.S. judge on Tuesday rejected New York financier Lynn Tilton’s bid to block the US SEC from trying her before an administrative judge for defrauding investors. (See full story)... Read more

Winery charged for excessive helicopter landings

Winery charged for excessive helicopter landings

30-Jun-2015Source: Stuff

One of Waiheke Island’s swankiest wineries has been charged for over-using its helicopter pad. See Full Story... Read more

Airwork and The Helicopter Line in court after cancelled tourism contract

Airwork and The Helicopter Line in court after cancelled tourism contract

22-Jun-2015Source: Scene

A tourism giant operating in Queenstown faces a $9 million claim for damages after cancelling its helicopter contract with its supplier. See Full Story... Read more

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll announces investigation of CHC

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll announces investigation of CHC

19-Jun-2015Source: Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC is conducting an investigation to determine whether CHC Group Ltd. (“CHC” or the “Company”), certain of its senior executives and directors who signed the Registration Statement (as defined below) in connection with the Company’s January 16, 2014 initial public offering (the “Offering”), and each of the underwriters for the... Read more

Carson Helicopters VP sentenced to over 12 years for Iron 44 crash

Carson Helicopters VP sentenced to over 12 years for Iron 44 crash

18-Jun-2015Source: Mail Tribune

The vice president of a defunct Grants Pass helicopter company was sentenced to 12½ years in federal prison this morning for lying about the carrying capacities of his firm’s helicopters, including the overloaded Sikorsky S-61N that crashed at a Northern California fire in 2008, killing nine people. See Full Story.... Read more

North Sea helicopter crash survivors seek £5m payout

North Sea helicopter crash survivors seek £5m payout

16-Jun-2015Source: The Scotsman

SURVIVORS of a North Sea helicopter crash in which four people were killed are seeking compensation of over £5 million. See Full Story... Read more

Attourney announces investigation of CHC Group

Attourney announces investigation of CHC Group

17-Mar-2015Source: Scott Scott

Scott+Scott, Attorneys at Law, LLP (“Scott+Scott”), a national shareholder and consumer rights litigation firm, announces the commencement of an investigation into CHC Group Ltd. (NYSE:HELI) (“CHC Group”) related to potential violations of federal securities laws. If you are a CHC Group shareholder, you are encouraged to contact Scott+Scott for additional information. CHC Group (NYSE:HELI) is... Read more

Widow sues helicopter company, alleging wrongful death

Widow sues helicopter company, alleging wrongful death

5-Mar-2015Source: The Southeast Texas Record

A woman has sued a Galveston County helicopter transport company in the death of her husband. See Full Story... Read more

Heli-Expo Seminar to Take the Mystery Out of Aviation Law for Pilots

Heli-Expo Seminar to Take the Mystery Out of Aviation Law for Pilots

3-Mar-2015Source: Kettles Law Firm

Noted aviation attorney, Jon Kettles, will present an educational seminar entitled “Aviation Law: What Pilots Need to Know” on Tuesday, March 3, 1:00 – 2:00 PM in Room 320A and Wednesday, March 4, 8:30-9:30 AM in Room 320B at the Orange County Convention Center during this year’s annual HAI Heli-Expo Tradeshow and Exposition. This is an opportunity for pilots... Read more

HAI Joins Call for Passage of Pilot’s Bill of Rights

HAI Joins Call for Passage of Pilot’s Bill of Rights

2-Mar-2015Source: HAI

HAI President Matt Zuccaro has joined the leaders of other general aviation associations in Washington, D.C., calling for the U.S. Congress to pass the new Pilot’s Bill of Rights legislation. Legislation introduced in both the House and Senate, H.R. 1062 and S. 571, aims to make improvements to the Pilot’s Bill of Rights (Public Law... Read more

Pacific Air Research and pilot contest fines in Oregon pesticide violation case

Pacific Air Research and pilot contest fines in Oregon pesticide violation case

12-Feb-2015Source: MyInforms

A helicopter spraying company and a pilot who were each fined $10,000 for spraying pesticides on rural homes in Southern Oregon have asked for an administrative hearing at which they will contest the penalty.  see full story.  This article refers to the helicopter being an OH-58... Read more

OSHA forces Air Methods to reinstate pilot and pay $158K in back wages

OSHA forces Air Methods to reinstate pilot and pay $158K in back wages

8-Jan-2015Source: Dept of Labor

Faced one night with a trip over mountainous terrain in a medical transport helicopter with a faulty emergency locator transmitter, a pilot refused to fly the unsafe aircraft and was later terminated in retaliation for doing so. An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration followed. As a result, Air Methods... Read more

Trial date set in Mercy Air Med lawsuit

Trial date set in Mercy Air Med lawsuit

22-Dec-2014Source: Globegazette

A trial date has been set for a lawsuit involving the Mercy Air Med helicopter that crashed on Jan. 2, 2013, near Ventura, killing three people. See Full Story... Read more

Banker’s Widow Sues StormHarbour Over Andes Helicopter Crash

Banker’s Widow Sues StormHarbour Over Andes Helicopter Crash

5-Dec-2014Source: Bloomberg

The widow of an investment banker sued his employer StormHarbour Securities LLP for allowing him to board a helicopter that crashed into a Peruvian mountainside in 2012, killing 14 on board.  See Full Story... Read more

Families of Atlanta Police officers killed in 2012 crash file lawsuits

Families of Atlanta Police officers killed in 2012 crash file lawsuits

7-Nov-2014Source: AJC

The family members and estates of two Atlanta police officers killed two years ago this week when a department helicopter they were flying crashed into power lines along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive have filed lawsuits against several companies involved in the manufacture and maintenance of the aircraft. See Full Story... Read more

Reality TV star who towed wakeboarding son behind a helicopter wins back his licence

Reality TV star who towed wakeboarding son behind a helicopter wins back his licence

5-Nov-2014Source: 9News

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority cancelled the flight crew licences of Milton Jones, the star of short-lived Channel 10 reality program Keeping Up With the Joneses, after the show aired in 2011 due to regulation breaches, the Courier Mail reports. See Full Story... Read more

Jack Harter Helicopters suing Pacific Helicopter Tours

Jack Harter Helicopters suing Pacific Helicopter Tours

29-Oct-2014Source: TGI

A Kauai helicopter company has filed suit in 5th Circuit Court against another flight company for damages that occurred in a recovery operation. See Full Story... Read more

Police in Macedonia arrest 9 in helicopter scam

Police in Macedonia arrest 9 in helicopter scam

22-Oct-2014Source: SF Gate

Police in Macedonia have arrested a former Defense Ministry official and eight others for allegedly embezzling $2.8M from the government by filing fake expenses related to a helicopter maintenance program – See full story... Read more

US Dept of Justice files overcharging case against Sikorsky

US Dept of Justice files overcharging case against Sikorsky

21-Oct-2014Source: US DoJ

The Department of Justice announced today that it has filed its complaint in intervention in a case against defendants Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and two of its subsidiaries, Sikorsky Support Services Inc. and Derco Aerospace Inc., for violating the False Claims Act.  Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, with headquarters... Read more

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