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September 29, 2022, 11:20 AM

HAI Slams National Parks Air Tour Plan

HAI president James Viola believes a proposed parks overflight plan could put air tour operators out of business.

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Houston police helicopters in line outside of Helicopter Patrol hangar
Oct 7, 2022 - 12:05 PM
The fatal May 2, 2020 crash of a Houston police helicopter occurred after an uncommanded right yaw, resulting in a loss of control.
Oct 7, 2022 - 9:41 AM
Airbus Helicopters and Korea Aerospace Industries have delivered the first jointly-produced light civil helicopter.
Helicopter pilot in flight deck at night wearing night vision goggles
Oct 6, 2022 - 10:35 AM
Florida's Polk County Sheriff's Office will receive the first Robinson R66 helicopter fitted with night vision goggles.
Oct 5, 2022 - 1:46 PM
FAA's Lirio Liu hails the potential of fly-by-wire in light rotorcraft as 'a major advancement.'
Helicopter in flight over coastal Hawaiian mountains
Sep 29, 2022 - 11:20 AM
HAI president James Viola believes a proposed parks overflight plan could put air tour operators out of business.
Hamilton County Sheriff's Department MD 500 helicopter parked at airport
Sep 29, 2022 - 10:53 AM
Hamilton County Ohio plans to replace outdated MD-series 500 sheriff helicopters with drones.
Quality Aircraft Accessories expanded facilities in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Sep 28, 2022 - 10:44 AM
Hartzell Engine Tech's Quality Aircraft Accessories has completed a more than year-long expansion to its Tulsa facilities.
(Photo: Global Medical Response)
Sep 27, 2022 - 11:25 AM
Rotorcraft Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (R-ASIAS) mirrors safety reporting programs developed for fixed-wing aircraft.
Sikorsky S-92 operated by Bristow Norway on airport taxiway
Sep 26, 2022 - 1:12 PM
Issues with Vespel spline adapters continue to overhang S-92 main gearboxes.
Leonardo AW139, N811TA, in grass adjacent to runway following an emergency landing at the Houma-Terrebone, Louisiana Airport on Sept. 24, 2022
Sep 26, 2022 - 12:10 PM
All survive after a Bristow medevac flight experiences cockpit smoke and loss of flight controls, resulting in an emergency landing in southern Louisiana.