Bell 525 Relentless Makes Successful First Flight
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:51:00 -0400
Bell Helicopter on July 1 announced the successful first flight of the Bell 525 Relentless. The maiden flight of the super-medium helicopter took place at the company’s aircraft assembly center in Amarillo, Texas.
House Committee Cancels Release of FAA Bill
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:43:00 -0400
Aviation interests waited anxiously July 1 for the release of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's draft summary of an FAA reauthorization bill. Late in the day, after canceling a earlier press briefing, the committee indicated the FAA bill would not be unveiled until next month.
Businesses Can Be Fined, Starting Today
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:42:00 -0400
Beginning July 1, businesses in the United States that give their workers additional pay to compensate them for medical expenses or for buying health insurance can be fined $100 per day, per employee, under the Affordable Care Act.
UAS Intrusions Impacting Incident Air Operations
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:08:00 -0400
Last year, Interagency Safety Alert 14-03 highlighted emerging UAS hazards that pose significant potential to interfere with missions. Commercial and recreational UAS operations have increased dramatically and this trend is expected to continue. This year, unauthorized UAS intrusions have already adversely affected incident flight operations. The increasing emergence of these threats makes it imperative that incident personnel anticipate these encounters and establish procedures to manage UAS intrusions.
Laser Pointed at STARS Helicopter
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:37:00 -0400
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada (CBC) - Once again, a STARS air ambulance helicopter has reported a laser strike, this time near Regina. It happened June 28 around 1:30 a.m. CST about six kilometres southwest of the city airport.
IMT: Central Integrated Receiver Antenna System
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:21:00 -0400
Houston, Texas - Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT) introduces its Central Integrated Receiver Antenna System-x8 (CIRAS-x8) at ALEA Expo 2015, the Airborne Law Enforcement Association's 45th annual conference and exposition (Booth 640).
Airbus Helicopters: H145 Australia Demo Tour
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:50:00 -0400
Brisbane - Brisbane and North Queensland regional centres are getting their first glimpse of the latest example of the world's leading twin-engine helicopter in its class, the Airbus Helicopters H145.