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NTSB Midair Probe Could Result in New York VFR Airspace Restrictions

Source: Aviation Week, 18-Aug-09

Bond retires flight number assigned to Super Puma in offshore accident

Bond retires flight number assigned to Super Puma in offshore accident

Bond Offshore Helicopters has confirmed that it has retired the flight number given to the aircraft involved in one of the oil industry’s worst disasters earlier this year.

Source: Aberdeen Press & Journal, 14-Aug-09

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FAA Airspace Group Will Recommend Safety Improvements in New York

The FAA today convened a New York Airspace Working Group that will review current operating procedures over the Hudson and East Rivers and recommend safety improvements in two weeks to FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt.

Source: FAA, 14-Aug-09

Two Super Puma helicopters in North Sea near-miss

The near-miss happened on March 20 when an air traffic controller gave a pilot the okay to climb – not realising a second helicopter was above him.

Source: Evening Express, 14-Aug-09

IAI flight tests new helicopter collision avoidance system

Source: Flightglobal, 14-Aug-09

Cougar S92 inquiry to hear victims’ families

Source: CBC, 13-Aug-09

NTSB head says FAA failed to act on ‘scores of recommendations’ on shared air space

The FAA, she charged, has failed to make changes. “We believe if the recommendations were implemented, aviation safety would be improved,” the blunt-speaking Hersman said.  She said 225 aircraft fly within 3 miles of the crash site every day, and pilots below 1,100 feet are free to choose their routes without monitoring from air-traffic controllers.

Source: NY Daily News, 12-Aug-09

Hudson River crash was ‘inevitable,’ colleague of helicopter pilot says

Source: NY Daily News, 11-Aug-09

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Airspace Above Hudson River is “a Highway With Few Signs”

Source: New York Times, 10-Aug-09

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Kansas City Lawyer Addresses Helicopter Crash Litigation at National Lawyers’ Convention

Gary C. Robb of Kansas City’s Robb & Robb, LLC delivered an address on Monday, July 27, 2009 on “Litigating a Helicopter Crash Case” to the Aviation Law Section at the Annual Convention of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), held in San Francisco, California.

Source: Robb & Robb, 03-Aug-09

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Pilot Hours Examined in Fatal Maryland Helicopter Crash

Source: Vertical, 31-Jul-09

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American Eurocopter Appoints 2009 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award Blue Ribbon Committee

Source: American Eurocopter, 31-Jul-09

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Questions raised about firefighting helicopters’ safety

Source: Redding Record Searchlight, 29-Jul-09

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Deborah Hersman Sworn In As NTSB Chairman

Source: NTSB, 29-Jul-09

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New Simulation Videos Of 2007 Phoenix Television Mid-Air Released

Source: KPHO, 28-Jul-09

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HAI: Hosts two-day IHST Meeting

Source: RotorNews, 26-Jul-09

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Collier Medflight cleared after FAA investigation into overuse

Collier Medflight cleared after FAA investigation into overuse

Collier County’s Medflight program has been cleared of an allegation that it violated inspection requirements for its medical transport helicopter that could have led to overuse and safety concerns.

Source: Naples News, 22-Jul-09

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New FAA Safety Culture Reflected in Operational Error Reporting

Source: FAA, 22-Jul-09

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AAG Awarded Industry’s Highest Safety Rating

Source: Vertical, 21-Jul-09

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Chance to avoid Bond Super Puma crash missed

Source: BBC, 17-Jul-09

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Jury awards $11.4 million after helicopter crash

Source: KWQC, 16-Jul-09

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Alberta health board CEO admits helipad error

Source: Calgary Herald, 15-Jul-09

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Iowa helicopter case goes to jury

Source: Globe Gazette, 13-Jul-09

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Sole survivor of helicopter crash in which two died settles action for €1m

Source: Irish Times, 13-Jul-09

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Former traffic reporter who survived helicopter crash sues operator

Source: Sun Sentinel, 12-Jul-09

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Irish helicopter crash survivor secures €1m

Source: Irish Times, 10-Jul-09

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Stat Medevac Receives Operator Safety Award for 2008

Stat Medevac Receives Operator Safety Award for 2008

STAT MedEvac was recently recognized by HAI for their outstanding safety record for 2008. The award is given annually by HAI to its regular members who demonstrate an outstanding safety record throughout the year.

Source: Vertical, 10-Jul-09

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Widow of man killed in helicopter crash asks for $20 million

Source: Gazette Online, 10-Jul-09

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Mi-28N crashes after apparently ingesting missle exhaust gases

Source: MosNews, 10-Jul-09

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‘We have zero tolerance for accident at Bristow Helicopters’

Source: Business Say, 09-Jul-09

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IHST Announces its Third International Helicopter Safety Symposium 2009

Source: http://www.shephard.co.uk/news/3270/, 07-Jul-09

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Duck-struck ShandsCair pilot gets honor

Duck-struck ShandsCair pilot gets honor

Irving was at the controls of the ShandsCair helicopter back in March, transporting a trauma patient back to Shands at the University of Florida, when a duck sailed right through the windshield.

Source: Gainesville Sun, 02-Jul-09

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Air Methods petitions NTSB to change accident report

Source: Air Methods, 30-Jun-09

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Co-producer testifies at Walford helicopter crash trial

Source: Gazette, 30-Jun-09

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Hawaii tour helicopter crashes decrease but proportion of fatal crashes increases

Source: Science Daily, 30-Jun-09

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NTSB Posts the Executive Summary of the Public Hearing on Helicopter EMS

26-Jun-09

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Police claim good progress in helicopter arson investigation

Source: Birmingham Post, 23-Jun-09

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TSB Canada issues an investigation update on S-92 accident

Source: TSB, 19-Jun-09

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FAA orders flight manual change after crash off Newfoundland

Source: CBC, 19-Jun-09

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Helicopter lawsuit over 2006 Iowa crash seen as ‘battle of experts’

Source: The Gazette, 12-Jun-09

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Cougar helicopter rescuers given lifesaving honours

Source: CBC, 11-Jun-09

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Arson attack on West Midlands police helicopter

Source: Birmingham Post, 09-Jun-09

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Oil and gas chiefs reveal PLBs set to be reinstated

Source: Press & Journal, 09-Jun-09

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HAI Attends and Presents at HAI/FAA FAAST Team Safety Forums

Source: HAI, 09-Jun-09

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Helicopter damaged by low bridge during ground transportation in Turkey

Source: Today's Zaman, 09-Jun-09

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Helicopter training seminar aims to prevent tragedy

Source: Park Rapids Enterprise, 08-Jun-09

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Hong Kong Aviation Club temporarily grounds all single-engine helicopter operations

Source: Standard, 08-Jun-09

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British special forces banned from using RAF Pumas

Source: Times, 08-Jun-09

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UK CAA research paves the way for more people with colour vision deficiency to become pilots

Source: CAA, 03-Jun-09

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AviateQ Opens New Aviation Safety Centre in Aberdeen, Scotland

Source: Vertical, 02-Jun-09

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NTSB Expands Release Of Accident Investigation Public Dockets Available Online From Next Week

Source: NTSB, 29-May-09

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Registration Still Open For June 2009 NTSB Advanced Disaster Response Course

Source: http://www.ntsb.gov/Pressrel/2009/090519.html, 28-May-09

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Offshore board S-92 inquiry release and terms of reference

Source: C-NLOPB, 28-May-09

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Flight nurse’s family sues over fatal helicopter crash in August 2008

Source: Indianapolis Star, 19-May-09

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CGAS San Francisco honors fallen aircrew of helicopter 6505

Source: Coastguard News, 16-May-09

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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

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Confidence returning with offshore helicopter flights, says Hibernia president

Source: CBC, 11-May-09

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

Source: VHeadline, 11-May-09

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

Source: HAI, 08-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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