News

13 February 2017

News

S92A Alert Service Bulletin & AAIB Special Bulletin

13 February 2017 Sikorsky issued the following update on the Tail Rotor Pitch Change Shaft (TRPCS) bearing inspections associated with ASB 92-64-011: “Following the fleet-wide inspection notice, the great majority of operators are reporting compliance with the physical inspections outlined in the Alert Service Bulletin, and those who are not yet in compliance are working…

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2 February 2017

Incident Updates, News

Update regarding the H225 accident investigation in Norway

On 2 February 2017, the Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN) published an interim report of the investigation into the H225 helicopter accident near Turøy, Norway on 29 April 2016. It is available at: https://www.aibn.no/Aviation/Investigations/16-286 The AIBN intends to issue a new preliminary report on 29 April 2017, pending any significant new discoveries which would require an…

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31 January 2017

All Member Calls, News

HeliOffshore “All Member” calls – recordings now available

On January 31, 2017, we hosted two ‘All Member’ conference calls to update members around the world about the association’s progress. Speakers included our CEO, Gretchen Haskins, and topics included updates on the Safety Data Management System, the Operational Effectiveness and System Reliability and Resilience workstreams, and progress on the Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System…

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9 January 2017

CEO's Blog

Guest Blog: Capt. Tim Rolfe, Director of Aviation Safety, Bristow Group

Safe flight happens thanks to a system that involves humans, technology, and the operating environment. The safety record of offshore helicopter operations has improved dramatically over the last 20 years – and during that time the introduction of increasingly sophisticated cockpit automation has, undoubtedly, been a major factor in that improvement. While automation has solved…

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9 January 2017

Press Releases

Training Videos to Enhance Use of Automation

HeliOffshore has launched a set of automation training videos for use by its operator members, worldwide. The set of six videos demonstrate the offshore helicopter industry’s recommended practice for the use of automation. Gretchen Haskins, HeliOffshore chief executive officer, says advanced cockpit automation has enabled the offshore helicopter industry to operate in some of the…

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22 December 2016

News

EC225 and AS332L2 – Latest

On December 8, 2016, the FAA approved a Global Alternative Method of Compliance (AMOC) in relation to FAA AD 2016-12-51. This FAA AD affects the operation of EC225L2 and AS332L2 helicopters. The AMOC is based on the EASA AD issued on 7 October 2016. Because the FAA/EASA have a bilateral agreement, the FAA does not…

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19 December 2016

CEO's Blog

Significant Progress Thanks to Dedication of our Members

It is the time of year for reflection … so for my last blog in 2016, I’m looking back at what has been achieved this year and looking ahead to the great opportunity we have, together, to continuing making a difference to safety at the frontline. Our global collaboration achieved significant progress in 2016 thanks…

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18 November 2016

CEO's Blog

Flight Safety Foundation and IASS2016

Over the past week, I have had the pleasure of spending time with, learning from, and presenting to, some of the wider aviation industry’s foremost experts in safety. In Dubai, I participated in the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) Board meeting and the Foundation’s 69th annual International Air Safety Summit (IASS). The FSF has much in…

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