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Erickson said it would begin flying an optionally-piloted S-64F+ in 2022 and that it aimed for first customer deliveries in 2024.
The practice remains controversial and what's permitted is still unclear, though the FAA issued guidance on this subject a year ago, according to the GAO.
Transport Canada issues emergency airworthiness directive mandating inspection of collective sticks in Bell 505s.
Blade Urban Air Mobility announced that it would base helicopters at Vertiport Chicago.
The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) has developed a list of recommended practices focusing on spatial disorientation.
Airbus will begin final assembly of the first Racer compound helicopter in the coming weeks.
Airbus Helicopters has broken into the U.S. offshore market with a deal to provide four H160s to PHI and Shell.
Garmin's D2 Air smartwatch packs a lot of features into a more reasonably priced device with an Amoled touchscreen.
A new Airbus HCare support contract will cover Air Methods fleet of 80 EC135 light twins.
HAI encourages industry to use its vast menu of helicopter safety programs that address culture, processes, training, and technology.