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08-Sep-21 N6516K Bell 206L3 Tillamook, US-Oregon

08-Sep-21 N6516K Bell 206L3 Tillamook, US-Oregon

8-Sep-2021

While conducting low level lifting work, helicopter contracted wires and crashed Helicopter crashes into power line in Tillamook County, sparking fire https://t.co/kkLj5KiTT9 — TRACY IZSAK (@CLOUDOFLARGE) September 11, 2021    ... Read more

05-Jul-21 N4945F Robinson R44 Portland, US-Oregon

05-Jul-21 N4945F Robinson R44 Portland, US-Oregon

5-Jul-2021

FAA report “struck a large bird on take off, damaging the door frame”.  Helicopter had not long taken off from Portland-Troutdale Airport... Read more

07-Apr-21 N830AC Airbus AS332L1 Sherwood, US-Oregon

07-Apr-21 N830AC Airbus AS332L1 Sherwood, US-Oregon

7-Apr-2021

Helicopter dropped load, pinning person to the ground.  Load was a swimming pool shell weighing 2000lb (907kg), which fell 50 ft onto a person standing below. Canadian operator Coldstream Helicopters reported four weeks ago on their Facebook that they had purchased this aircraft.  Victim to hospital by road ambulance... Read more

24-Aug-20 N314 Kaman K-Max Warmic, US-Oregon (1F)

24-Aug-20 N314 Kaman K-Max Warmic, US-Oregon (1F)

24-Aug-2020

Pilot killed in firefighting accident.  Pilot named here as Tom Duffy... Read more

26-Oct-19 N280F Enstrom 280F Jordan Valley, US-Oregon (1F)

26-Oct-19 N280F Enstrom 280F Jordan Valley, US-Oregon (1F)

26-Oct-2019

Details not yet known.  Pilot suffered fatal injuries and passenger (pilot’s daughter) received injuries which are reportedly not life threatening... Read more

Bristow calls off acquisition of Columbia Helicopters

Bristow calls off acquisition of Columbia Helicopters

11-Feb-2019Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) and Columbia Helicopters, Inc. today announced that Bristow and Columbia have mutually agreed to terminate Bristow’s agreement to acquire Columbia.  In connection with the termination, Bristow has paid $20 million to Columbia.  Bristow, Columbia and Columbia’s shareholders have agreed to release each other from all claims in connection with the purchase agreement and the... Read more

Life Flight Network’s Medical Director Honored

Life Flight Network’s Medical Director Honored

9-Oct-2018Source: Life Flight Network

Life Flight Network’s Medical Director, Dr. Jim Bryan, has been honored as Medical Director of the Year by the Oregon Health Authority for his commitment to excellence and education in Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The Oregon EMS Awards Banquet, held Friday in Salem, honors those who stand out among the thousands of EMS professionals helping to save... Read more

The Columbian profiles Life Flight Network to mark 40 years

The Columbian profiles Life Flight Network to mark 40 years

1-Oct-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Life Flight Network will be celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. They currently have 25 bases across the Pacific Northwest and employ over 550 employees, reports The Columbian. Their first year of service was done with only one helicopter, with a total of 150 flights.... Read more

Sundance Pioneers Pilot Development Initiative

Sundance Pioneers Pilot Development Initiative

3-Apr-2018Source: Sundance Helicopters

Sundance Helicopters, Inc. has launched the SkyPath Pilot Program in conjunction with flight academy partner, Leading Edge Aviation Inc. Bend, Oregon the exclusive flight provider for Central Oregon Community College (COCC). The program not only helps define a sure pathway to the professional and personal success of future aviators, but also ensures a consistent, efficient,... Read more

Unmanned Safety Institute’s Small UAS Safety Curriculum

Unmanned Safety Institute’s Small UAS Safety Curriculum

27-Feb-2018Source: Unmanned Safety Institute

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), the world-leader in remote pilot training and certification, today announced that The Coastal Drone Academy of Oregon has recently implemented USI’s Small UAS Safety Curriculum. The Coastal Drone Academy, a program at Career Tech High School in Lincoln City Oregon, is a STEM extension program which teaches students to use... Read more

DEQ fines Columbia Helicopters

DEQ fines Columbia Helicopters

16-Jan-2018Source: Oregon Government

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has fined Columbia Helicopters $27,600 for hazardous waste violations at its Arndt Road facility in Aurora. The violations included failing to make hazardous waste determinations and failing to properly manage hazardous waste. During inspections on Jan. 18 and Jan. 23, 2017, a DEQ inspector saw a number of containers... Read more

Oregon Dept Fish and Wildlife replaces helicopters with drones

Oregon Dept Fish and Wildlife replaces helicopters with drones

25-May-2017Source: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

From their vantage point high atop the Oregon Coast Range, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist Herman Biederbeck and two researchers from Oregon State University can see almost forever as the first rays of sunlight peek over the top of Saddle Mountain in the distance to the east. Below is the Young’s River basin... Read more

Big Mountain Heli Tour partners with Leading Edge Aviation

Big Mountain Heli Tour partners with Leading Edge Aviation

21-Dec-2016Source: Helihub.com

Big Mountain Heli Tours is partnering with Leading Edge Aviation Inc. to bring helicopter tours to Central Oregon. Well-known landscapes such as Smith Rock State Park, Cascade Range and Lava Lands will now be available for helicopter tours. Big Mountain Heli Tours CEO, Patric Douglas hopes to transport resort guests to and from sceneries such... Read more

Life Flight Network Wins Oregon award

Life Flight Network Wins Oregon award

6-Oct-2016Source: Life Flight Network

Life Flight Network was recognized last week by Oregon Business as the best large nonprofit to work for in Oregon. For the seventh year in a row, Life Flight Network has been ranked in the top 15 best large nonprofit employers to work for in Oregon. This is the second time Life Flight Network has... Read more

Oregon Army National Guard medevac helicopter unit restructures and renames

Oregon Army National Guard medevac helicopter unit restructures and renames

10-Aug-2016Source: US Army

The Oregon Army National Guard’s medical evacuation helicopter unit, well-known for assisting with mountain rescues, underwent a name change due to the restructuring of the Army National Guard. The unit, formerly known as Company C (Charlie), 7-158th Aviation Regiment, was deactivated during a ceremony, August 7, at the Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF #1) in... 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

Hillsboro Aviation named commercial sales agent for Airbus Helicopters

Hillsboro Aviation named commercial sales agent for Airbus Helicopters

2-Mar-2016Source: Airbus Helicopters

Hillsboro Aviation Inc. will become the Airbus Helicopters exclusive commercial aircraft sales agent for the Pacific Northwest and Alaska under an agreement announced Tuesday by officials of Airbus Helicopters Inc. The exclusive sales agent agreement is the first authorized by Airbus Helicopters Inc. in the company’s 47-year history. Based in Hillsboro, Ore. since 1980, Hillsboro... Read more

Oregon Coast Guard base at Newport saved for two more years

Oregon Coast Guard base at Newport saved for two more years

14-Dec-2015Source: Oregon

Today, members of Oregon’s Congressional Delegation announced they have secured a provision in the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015 that would keep the Newport air facility open for at least two years. Due to budget cuts, the Coast Guard threatened in 2014 to close the Newport air facility– which handles half of the emergency... Read more

Erickson Air-Crane new training site faces protests

Erickson Air-Crane new training site faces protests

9-Dec-2015Source: KTVL

The manager of Josephine County airports addressed concerns over a possible training site for Erickson, an aviation company which specializes in government services, manufacturing and MRO, and commercial services such as firefighting, energy construction, timber harvesting, HVAC & specialty, and oil and gas. See Full Story... Read more

Jerry Trim­ble Heli­copters adds Elite helicopter sim

Jerry Trim­ble Heli­copters adds Elite helicopter sim

22-Oct-2015Source: Elite

Jerry Trim­ble Heli­copters (JTH) in McMin­nville, Ore­gon recently added an ELITE TH100 Heli­copter Advanced Avi­a­tion Train­ing Device (AATD) to their flight train­ing pro­grams. The TH100 will be used to lower train­ing cost, increase pro­fi­ciency and enhance the safety of stu­dents and pilots. JTH is rec­og­nized in the heli­copter com­mu­nity for their top-notch train­ing pro­grams and... Read more

Precision Aviation Training raises Cabri fleet to four

Precision Aviation Training raises Cabri fleet to four

19-Oct-2015Source: HeliHub.com

The recent arrival of serials 1108 and 1109 takes the Guimbal Cabri fleet at Precision Aviation Training to four, and a recent post on the Precision Facebook page showed them being prepared for their FAA checks. Serial 1108 is registered N367PA in the name of Precision Flight Training LLC, while Serial 1109 is registered N369PA... Read more

New helipad in Cottage Grove aids air ambulance service

New helipad in Cottage Grove aids air ambulance service

28-Sep-2015Source: KVAL

A new helipad at Cottage Grove Community Medical Center moves air ambulance service just that much closer to the facility. See Full Story... Read more

19-Aug-15 N1043T Sikorsky S61 Ironside, US-Oregon

19-Aug-15 N1043T Sikorsky S61 Ironside, US-Oregon

19-Aug-2015

The commercial pilot reported that shortly after picking up a bucket of water from a pond he gained airspeed and initiated a climbing left turn back towards the fire. As the helicopter started to climb, he heard a drop in RPM and the helicopter lost power. He attempted to continue the climb; however, the helicopter... Read more

Hillsboro Aviation Breaks Ground on Corporate HQ

Hillsboro Aviation Breaks Ground on Corporate HQ

18-Aug-2015Source: Hillsboro

Hillsboro Aviation is excited to announce it has broken ground on its new corporate headquarters with an executive office and hangar complex in Hillsboro, Oregon. With completion expected in 2016, the building, which is the second phase of the company’s long-term 425,000 square foot development project, will accommodate its growing business sectors. “I am thrilled... Read more

Erickson moving dozens of employees to Medford

Erickson moving dozens of employees to Medford

10-Aug-2015Source: Mail Tribune

Erickson’s decision to consolidate operations from the former Evergreen Helicopter facility in McMinnville to Southern Oregon and Portland will result in 25 employees relocating to the Medford area. See Full Story... Read more

Jerry Trimble Helicopters Announces Autorotation Contest Winners

Jerry Trimble Helicopters Announces Autorotation Contest Winners

9-Jul-2015Source: JTH

Jerry Trimble Helicopters (JTH) hosted the Fifth Annual Autorotation Contest on Sunday June 28th 2015 at McMinnville Municipal Airport. The event raised money for Habitat for Humanity®, Homeward Bound Animal Shelter, Boy Scouts of America®, and the Lions Club International®. In addition, it encouraged safety awareness by testing the emergency procedure skill of pilots from... Read more

Oregon Coast Guard unit likely to win 12 months more funding

Oregon Coast Guard unit likely to win 12 months more funding

19-Jun-2015Source: Oregon Live

Oregon lawmakers announced Thursday they are one step closer to being able to keep the Newport-based U.S. Coast Guard helicopter facility open through September 2016.  See full story... Read more

31-May-15 N462CC Bell UH-1B Minam Lodge Cove, US-Oregon

31-May-15 N462CC Bell UH-1B Minam Lodge Cove, US-Oregon

31-May-2015

Substantially damaged in heavy landing... Read more

Whistleblower videos reveal helicopter spraying workers with weed killers

Whistleblower videos reveal helicopter spraying workers with weed killers

22-May-2015Source: Oregonlive

Exposed atop the barren clearcut in Oregon’s coastal mountains, he hid in the only place he could. 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

Tillamook is Oregon Lifeguard’s newest base

Tillamook is Oregon Lifeguard’s newest base

28-Apr-2015Source: Tillamook Headlight Herald

Oregon Lifeguard opened the first locally based air medical transport in Tillamook County this month. See Full Story... Read more

Hillsboro Aviation takes delivery of AS350B3e and has options for five more

Hillsboro Aviation takes delivery of AS350B3e and has options for five more

3-Mar-2015Source: Airbus

Hillsboro Aviation Inc., a leading provider of helicopter and airplane services and charter operations in the Pacific Northwest, has purchased its first new Airbus Helicopters aircraft and has signed an option agreement with Airbus Helicopters Inc. enabling it to purchase up to five more. Hillsboro has already taken delivery of its first aircraft, an industry... Read more

28-Feb-15 N7425T Robinson R44 Lexington, US-Oregon

28-Feb-15 N7425T Robinson R44 Lexington, US-Oregon

28-Feb-2015

Force landing on a road intersection... Read more

Oregon – Life Flight Network to base a 24×7 AW119Kx in Astoria

Oregon – Life Flight Network to base a 24×7 AW119Kx in Astoria

12-Feb-2015Source: Life Flight Network

Life Flight Network (LFN), the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States, announced it will be opening a base in Astoria, Oregon. The base will begin 24/7 operations May 15, 2015. The LFN base in Astoria will significantly improve access to air medical resources along the Oregon and Washington Coast. Columbia Memorial... 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

Emergency Medical Helicopter to Base at the Rexburg – Madison County Airport

Emergency Medical Helicopter to Base at the Rexburg – Madison County Airport

6-Jan-2015Source: Life Flight

Life Flight Network (LFN), the largest not-­‐for-­‐profit air medical transport service in the United States, announced it will be opening a base at the Rexburg-­‐Madison County Airport (Rexburg, Idaho). The base is scheduled to begin 24/7 operation February 20th, 2015. Basing an aircraft in Rexburg will reduce the time it takes to transfer critical patients... Read more

Congress keeps Newport USCG helicopter base open for a year

Congress keeps Newport USCG helicopter base open for a year

12-Dec-2014Source: HeliHub.com

The U.S. Coast Guard helicopter base in Newport – known as Yaquina Bay – has won a reprieve from Congress and will remain open for a further 12 months.  Democratic members from Oregon have announced that they were able to attach a provision to the Coast Guard authorization bill, effectively requiring them to keep the... Read more

Newport helicopter facility gets 2-week reprieve

Newport helicopter facility gets 2-week reprieve

29-Oct-2014Source: SFgate

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley’s office says the Coast Guard will delay the closure of a helicopter station in Newport by two weeks. See Full Story... Read more

Hillsboro Aviation to expand with first structure on Hillsboro Airport’s north side

Hillsboro Aviation to expand with first structure on Hillsboro Airport’s north side

17-Oct-2014Source: Oregonlive

A major user of the Hillsboro Airport is planning to expand and will become the first to take residence in the airport’s north side. See Full Story... Read more

Evergreen lawsuit over deadly Peruvian crash will play out in Oregon

Evergreen lawsuit over deadly Peruvian crash will play out in Oregon

14-Oct-2014Source: Biz Journals

A lawsuit brought against Evergreen Helicopters Inc. by survivors of eight Peruvians killed in a 2008 helicopter crash will play out in Oregon courts rather than in Peru, where the crash occurred. See Full Story... Read more

REACH, AirLink CCT, and Cal-Ore Life Flight form the Oregon Medical Transport Team

REACH, AirLink CCT, and Cal-Ore Life Flight form the Oregon Medical Transport Team

8-Oct-2014Source: REACH

REACH Air Medical Services announces that the final Asset Purchase Agreement has been executed to acquire the North Bend and Klamath Falls, OR Emergency Airlift (EAL) emergentair ambulance service lines and assets.The purchase will expand the air ambulance programs of REACH, Cal-Ore LifeFlight and AirLink Critical Care Transport (CCT), now collectively known as the Oregon... Read more

US Coast Guard to close Oregon base on 30 November

US Coast Guard to close Oregon base on 30 November

7-Oct-2014Source: USCG

The Coast Guard is slated to close its air facility in Newport, Oregon, on Nov. 30. The change comes as a result of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 that authorized the Service to close the facility in light of ongoing resource reductions. Through targeted investment over the past decade, the Coast Guard has significantly... Read more

Ag helicopter pilot fined $10,000, loses license for a year

Ag helicopter pilot fined $10,000, loses license for a year

14-Aug-2014Source: Oregonlive

A helicopter pilot who flew over Curry County residents last October and sprayed them with herbicides meant for timberland will have his spraying license revoked for a year and be fined $10,000, the maximum allowed by law, the Oregon Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday. See Full Story... Read more

Erickson Announces Date for Second Quarter 2014 Results

Erickson Announces Date for Second Quarter 2014 Results

1-Aug-2014Source: Erickson

Erickson (“Erickson” or “the Company”), a leading global provider of aviation services to a diverse mix of commercial and government customers, and the vertically-integrated manufacturer and operator of the powerful heavy-lift Erickson S-64 Aircrane helicopter, today announced that it will release its earnings results for the second quarter 2014 ended June 30, 2014 on Thursday,... Read more

03-Jul-14 N684PC Bell 47G3B2 Gaston, US-Oregon

03-Jul-14 N684PC Bell 47G3B2 Gaston, US-Oregon

3-Jul-2014

Rigging for lifting work caught on skid on take-off and helicopter fell to the ground hard.  Pilot reported here as 31-year-old Warren Larson... Read more

Columbia Helicopters names VP of Supply Chain and Manufacturing

Columbia Helicopters names VP of Supply Chain and Manufacturing

6-Jun-2014Source: Columbia Helicopters

Columbia Helicopters is pleased to name Mike Brunner as the company’s new Vice President of Supply Chain and Manufacturing. He will begin work for the company in mid-July. Brunner joins Columbia Helicopters with a diverse and deep background in supply chain, manufacturing, military aircraft maintenance, leadership, and international business. Most recently, he has been with... Read more

Jerry Trimble Helicopters organises 4th annual autorotation competition

Jerry Trimble Helicopters organises 4th annual autorotation competition

6-Jun-2014Source: Jerry Trimble Helicopters

Jerry Trimble Helicopters (JTH) is planning a fun summer at the McMinnville, OR airport with two upcoming events: the JTH 4th annual touchdown autorotation contest and a Poker Run. The 4th Annual Touchdown Auto Rotation competition is slated to be held on June 22, 2014. New this year is a flour bag bombing contest. Spectators... Read more

Safety Analysis: Most Helicopter Accidents Occurring in U.S. West and South

Safety Analysis: Most Helicopter Accidents Occurring in U.S. West and South

13-May-2014Source: IHST

As part of its ongoing accident analysis, the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) has categorized U.S. civil helicopter data by U.S. state for the period of 2008 through 2013.  It continues to see the West and the South as ground zero for the majority of accidents.  Fatal accidents, for the most part, also follow... Read more

Pacific Air Research could face herbicide penalties

Pacific Air Research could face herbicide penalties

9-Apr-2014Source: KAJO

A state investigation has determined that a helicopter hired to spray herbicides on some commercial timberlands in southwestern Oregon more than likely allowed some to fall over people’s homes as it flew by.  See full story... Read more

04-Apr-14 N361CR AgustaWestland AW109SP Astoria, US-Oregon

04-Apr-14 N361CR AgustaWestland AW109SP Astoria, US-Oregon

4-Apr-2014

A ship pilot was seriously injured when he was being transferred via external sling from the helicopter to a container ship at night.  No damage to helicopter... Read more

Hillsboro Aviation announces new financing options for flight training

Hillsboro Aviation announces new financing options for flight training

26-Mar-2014Source: Hillsboro Aviation

Hillsboro Aviation, one of the largest combined airplane and helicopter flight training schools in the United States, has numerous financing options for flight training available, including a new loan program that offers up to full program financing. Loan programs are not the only available program financing options. Hillsboro Aviation is also approved by the U.S.... Read more

Life Flight Network earns AAMS Excellence in Community Service Award

Life Flight Network earns AAMS Excellence in Community Service Award

19-Mar-2014Source: Life Flight Network

Life Flight Network (LFN), the nation’s largest not-for-profit air medical transport service, receives the AAMS Excellence in Community Service Award at a March 11th, 2014 ceremony in Washington, D.C. AAMS presents this award annually to recognize an exceptional emergency medical transport organization who demonstrates broad-based continuing commitment to the communities they serve. LFN is recognized... Read more

Helicopter noise upsets Bend Airport neighbors

Helicopter noise upsets Bend Airport neighbors

5-Mar-2014Source: KTVZ

The open house at the Bend Municipal Court was called to discuss the process of of an upcoming environmental assessment for the proposed new helicopter area on the northeast part of the airport property.  See full story... Read more

Guimbal delivers first Cabri in US – many more to follow

Guimbal delivers first Cabri in US – many more to follow

3-Mar-2014Source: Guimbal

On Tuesday, February 25th Precision Helicopters is taking delivery of their first new-generation training helicopter, the Guimbal Cabri G2, which is the first of this type in the USA, at the HAI Heli-Expo in Anaheim, CA. Precision’s Managing Director David Rath is signing the delivery with Bruno Guimbal, President and CEO of the manufacturer Guimbal.... Read more

Hillsboro Aviation receives IS-BAO accreditation

Hillsboro Aviation receives IS-BAO accreditation

27-Feb-2014

In existence since 2002, the IS-BAO program, developed by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), is an internationally-recognized set of safety standards for business aviation. Last week, Hillsboro Aviation joined an elite group of operators by achieving Stage 1 IS-BAO accreditation. With 700 registrants in 35 countries, the IS-BAO program is recognized as the industry... Read more

Erickson graduates from Oregon Occupational Safety and Health program

Erickson graduates from Oregon Occupational Safety and Health program

26-Feb-2014Source: Erickson

Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC; “Erickson” or “the Company”), a leading global provider of aviation services to a diverse mix of commercial and government customers, and the vertically-integrated manufacturer and operator of the powerful heavy-lift Erickson S-64 Aircrane helicopter, announced today that it has been awarded the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) Safety and... Read more

Air Rescue Systems teams up with European Air Services

Air Rescue Systems teams up with European Air Services

25-Feb-2014Source: Air Rescue Systems

Air Rescue Systems (ARS) of Ashland, Oregon and European Air Services (EAS) of Prague, Czech Republic have teamed up to introduce helicopter precision flight and specialized operational training to operators in Europe. With the growing need for advanced and specialized training and relatively few competitors, the two partners have identified great potential in Europe. “We... Read more

Advanced Helicopter+Rescue Techniques opens 12,000 sq.ft training facility

Advanced Helicopter+Rescue Techniques opens 12,000 sq.ft training facility

24-Feb-2014Source: AH+RT

Advanced Helicopter+Rescue Techniques opens 12,000 sq./ft. training facility to enhance safety and training opportunities for companies, pilots and crewmembers alike. Advanced Helicopter + Rescue Techniques LLC (AH+RT), based in Portland, Ore., provides comprehensive training services covering a variety of rotary wing, aerial firefighting and technical rescue skill sets, aviation program management consulting and ‘turn-key’ aviation... Read more

Air Rescue Systems adds MD Explorer

Air Rescue Systems adds MD Explorer

23-Feb-2014Source: Air Rescue Systems

Air Rescue Systems Corp. (ARS) is proud to debut our MD 902 Explorer, allmission platform, as the latest addition to our fleet. The 902 will be center stage at MDHI’s Heli-Expo booth. The new aircraft is equipped as single pilot IFR and NVG. It’s outfitted for medevac, rescue hoist and FAST rope/Heli-Rappel ops. This platform... Read more

Competition forces Air Methods to close two Oregon bases

Competition forces Air Methods to close two Oregon bases

8-Jan-2014Source: Argus Observer

According to Tim Rawlings, manager of competitor Life Flight Network, both Air Methods’ bases at Ontario and La Grande closed late last week after only about three months operating.  See full story... Read more

28-Oct-13 N16673 Bell 206B Roseburg, US-Oregon

28-Oct-13 N16673 Bell 206B Roseburg, US-Oregon

28-Oct-2013

Crashed into river, taking some power lines with it.  Pilot Fred Wittlake, 55 suffered a broken arm and broken ribs.  The two passengers were two state Department of Fish & Wildlife biologists – Holly Huchko, 34, suffered a broken back, and Eric Himmelreich, 35, broke two vertebrae... Read more

TriState CareFlight Reaches Fleet Milestone of 60,000 Hours

TriState CareFlight Reaches Fleet Milestone of 60,000 Hours

24-Oct-2013Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that TriState CareFlight, an air medical transport service operating in the Southwestern United States, has reached a fleet milestone of 60,000 hours. TriState Care Flight operates a total of 40 aircraft, including 22 AW119’s and 10 AW109 Power’s. The EMS configured interiors allow for the finest patient... Read more

Life Flight Network Signs Firm Orders for Three AW119Kx

Life Flight Network Signs Firm Orders for Three AW119Kx

22-Oct-2013Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce Life Flight Network has signed firm orders for three AW119Kx single engine helicopters, completing the 15 helicopter acquisition plan, to meet its future air medical helicopter transport requirements. The contract was signed today by Michael Griffiths, Life Flight Network’s CEO, and Robert Brant, Vice President of Sales... Read more

Helicopter operator proposes take-over of FBO services at Astoria Regional Airport

Helicopter operator proposes take-over of FBO services at Astoria Regional Airport

14-Oct-2013Source: Daily Astorian

Kyle Fortune, maintenance base manager for Ashland-based utility helicopter company Brim Aviation, will present his company’s proposal to take over fueling, fixed-base operation an other services from the Port of Astoria at the Astoria Regional Airport in Warrenton.  see full story... Read more

Two EMS helicopters grounded awaiting routine FAA inspection

Two EMS helicopters grounded awaiting routine FAA inspection

14-Oct-2013Source: KGW

Two Life Flight helicopters that operate in Portland and southwest Washington have been grounded due to the government shutdown.  See full story More and more aircraft and helicopters are expected to be caught up in this, and the resultant backlog will take some time to clear... Read more

11-Oct-13 N620TA Enstrom F28F Jordan Valley, US-Oregon

11-Oct-13 N620TA Enstrom F28F Jordan Valley, US-Oregon

11-Oct-2013

Pilot/owner Caroll Palmer and his son Benjamin Palmer were on board when the helicopter went down shortly after take off... Read more

Maintenance chief pleads guilty to fraud in fatal S61 crash

Maintenance chief pleads guilty to fraud in fatal S61 crash

27-Sep-2013

Prosecutors say that when the U.S. Forest Service solicited bids for helicopters to be used in firefighting operations, Metheny submitted proposals with altered performance charts and falsified weight and balance records. Then, after winning the $20M contract, the incorrect information was given to pilots who had to calculate the maximum payload capacity during firefighting operations.... Read more

16-Sep-13 N204UH Bell UH-1B Idanha, US-Oregon (1F)

16-Sep-13 N204UH Bell UH-1B Idanha, US-Oregon (1F)

16-Sep-2013

Logging operations – it appears the pilot released the logs, indicating he knew of a problem prior to the crash. Witnesses then saw a rotor separate from the helicopter followed by it turning upside down and falling to the ground. Pilot was named as William Bart Colantuono, 54, of Indialantic, FL... Read more

Life Flight Network introduces AW119Kx at two Oregon bases

Life Flight Network introduces AW119Kx at two Oregon bases

28-Aug-2013Source: Life Flight Network

Life Flight Network (LFN), the nation’s largest not-for-profit air medical transport service with headquarters in Aurora, Oregon, announces new AgustaWestland 119Kx “Koala” medical helicopters developed for the company have been placed into service at its Pendleton and La Grande, Oregon bases. These top-of-the-line helicopters provide the fastest air medical transport for critically ill or injured... Read more

Hillsboro Aviation brings Bell 407GX to Pacific Northwest

Hillsboro Aviation brings Bell 407GX to Pacific Northwest

20-Aug-2013Source: Hillsboro Aviation

Hillsboro Aviation is hosting an Aircraft Showcase next week featuring some of the leading names in aviation, including Bell Helicopter, Cessna and Garmin. The new Cessna 240 TTx and Cessna Caravan EX as well as Bell Helicopter’s 407 GX featuring the first FAA-certified Garmin G1000H integrated avionics installation in a helicopter will be on display... Read more

12-Aug-13 N62PJ MD Helicopters MD500E Burns, US-Oregon

12-Aug-13 N62PJ MD Helicopters MD500E Burns, US-Oregon

12-Aug-2013

Operating for US Dept of Justice, and with Harney County Deputy Sheriff Chris Nisbet on board, the pilot was involved in a federal, state and county marijuana eradication program. Reported engine failure.  Tail boom chopped, port skid collapsed, helicopter on port side... Read more

Leading Edge Offers 141 Approved NVG Training

Leading Edge Offers 141 Approved NVG Training

1-Jul-2013Source: Leading Edge Aviation

Leading Edge Aviation, Inc. of Bend, Oregon is pleased to announce that they have entered into a training partnership with Texas based Night Flight Concepts. Night Flight Concepts President, Adam Aldous said, “Night Flight Concepts is proud to have Leading Edge Aviation as the newest Alignment Training Center for premier NVG training solutions in the... Read more

24-Jun-13 N603HH Robinson R22 Hillsboro, US-Oregon

24-Jun-13 N603HH Robinson R22 Hillsboro, US-Oregon

24-Jun-2013

Force landed in field... Read more

Life Flight Network adopts Aladtec’s scheduling software

Life Flight Network adopts Aladtec’s scheduling software

31-May-2013Source: Life Flight Network

With multiple locations and over 200 employees covering thousands of miles throughout Oregon, Washington and Idaho, Life Flight Network says that they had outgrown the usefulness of spreadsheet crew scheduling. “The spreadsheet did not allow for individual employee schedule changes without involving managers/schedulers. The option of empowering the employee to self-submit availability, make trades, and... Read more

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