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17 March 2017

News

Collaboration drives safety leadership

At HAI HELI-EXPO in Dallas, AIN Online interviewed HeliOffshore CEO, Gretchen Haskins to produce this short film on the importance of collaboration, and how we are working with our members to create workable solutions to the biggest safety challenges in the industry. Our top priorities are System Reliability and Resilience, Operational Effectiveness, especially avoiding loss of…

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15 March 2017

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Royal Aeronautical Society Conference: 5-6 July 2017

The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) rotorcraft summer conference Technology Friend or Foe – Operations in an increasingly complex environment builds on previous automation conferences, to consider the impact of technological changes to onshore rotorcraft operations. Cockpit automation in onshore operations are more likely to be affected by the changes in airspace management that are that…

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14 March 2017

Incident Updates, News

Accident involving Irish Coast Guard SAR Helicopter off West Coast of Ireland

At approximately 01.00 on 14 March 2017 contact was lost with an S-92 aircraft operating search-and-rescue services on behalf of the Irish Coast Guard (IRCG). On 20 March 2017, the Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) Ireland released a statement into the loss of R116. Click here to view the full statement. We are supporting those HeliOffshore members…

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7 March 2017

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Sikorsky and PHI Inc transmit in-flight data from S-92 helicopter

HeliOffshore members Sikorsky and PHI Inc., along with Outerlink Global Solutions (a Metro Aviation company), today announced that the S-92 helicopter has demonstrated the ability to transmit in-flight, real-time Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) data to PHI’s operations control center. The announcement was made at the 2017 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show. You can…

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6 March 2017

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Sikorsky launches Flight Crew Operating Manuals for S92 and S76D aircraft

HeliOffshore member Sikorsky today launched Flight Crew Operating Manuals for its S92 and S76D aircraft. The new manuals help pilots to better understand the intent of each helicopter’s system operations and are part of HeliOffshore’s global programme to enhance safety across the offshore fleet. “Sikorsky, like every member of HeliOffshore, is committed to providing crews…

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6 March 2017

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HeliOffshore partners with GE to deliver global Safety Data Management System

Partnership will maximize opportunities to further enhance the safety of offshore helicopter operations Dallas, TX – March 6, 2017– HeliOffshore and GE Aviation have signed an agreement to develop and implement digital solutions for a global safety data management system for the offshore helicopter industry.  The system will be deployed in phases beginning this year. This…

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3 March 2017

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HeliOffshore finalist in Aviation Week Annual Laureate Awards

The offshore helicopter industry’s collaboration for safety was recognised today at the Aviation Week 60th Annual Laureate Awards. HeliOffshore was a finalist in the Safety Innovation category, which was won by Jaiwon Shin, NASA Associate Administrator for Aeronautics. Mr. Shin’s award recognised his leadership in developing a compelling strategy to guide U.S. civil aviation research….

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25 February 2017

Incident Updates, News

Update regarding the H225 accident investigation in Norway

On 25 February 2017, Airbus Helicopters issued an Alert Service Bulletin calling for the one-time inspection of the MGB oil cooler on some EC225/AS332 L2 currently in service. Airbus has released the following statement and EASA has issued an Airworthiness Directive. Airbus Helicopters Statement Following recent findings of the investigation into the LN-OJF accident, Airbus…

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