Bell Helicopter: EASA ATO Certification
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:28:00 -0500
Fort Worth, Texas – Bell Helicopter has received an Approved Training Organization (ATO) certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Vietnam War-era Helicopter Crashes, Killing Four
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:12:00 -0500
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (ABC News) - An American-built helicopter once used in the Vietnam War crashed Jan. 28 during a training mission in the Southeast Asian nation, killing all four soldiers aboard.
U.S. Coast Guard Rescues Baby from Cruise Ship
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:01:00 -0500
Gulf of Mexico (myfoxhouston.com) - A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued an 8-month-old baby girl from the cruise ship Carnival Triumph, Jan. 26, 140 miles southeast of Galveston.
NOTAM Issued for TOMORROW (Jan. 29) for Philadelphia, Pa.
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:47:00 -0500
The FAA has issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the Philadelphia, Pa., area for January 29-30. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.
State Police Float Michigan-wide Drone Use
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:35:00 -0500
Lansing, Mich. (The Detroit News) — The Michigan State Police could become the first police agency in the United States with statewide authorization to deploy an aerial drone to photograph vehicle crash scenes and give a bird's-eye view of other emergency situations.
Border Patrol Aircraft Possibly Unsafe
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:23:00 -0500
Washington Examiner - Poor management of its aircraft fleet's maintenance added $118 million in unnecessary spending by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and may have endangered some of its pilots. "Since 2009, the number of CBP aircraft maintained, annual flight hours and the average age of CBP's aircraft fleet decreased," the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General said.
Helicopter Crashes in Spain
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:11:00 -0500
thejakartapost.com - A helicopter loaded with hashish crashed in southern Spain, Jan. 27, after hitting an electricity pylon, killing its two pilots.