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Helicopter Operator CHC Group Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Wall Street Journal - ‎14 hours ago‎
Oil-field services company CHC Group Ltd. HELIF -21.54 % on Thursday filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection with plans to slash its debts and trim its fleet of helicopters amid the global energy downturn. The filing came just days after a fatal ...
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Turbulence warning after Mark Didsbury killed in Robinson R66 helicopter crash - ‎18 hours ago‎
Pilots of a popular make of helicopter have been warned to avoid flying in high winds and turbulence after one of the machines broke up in the air before crashing near Turangi.
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Helicopter blade catches on safety ropes of rescue crew 10000 feet up Utah mountain

Daily Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
The incident occurred on a sheer cliff in Utah's Lone Peak Wilderness, 10,000 feet above ground, when the rope that was supposed to keep the crew safe became caught in the rotor blades of the helicopter just above their heads. A sound like an explosion ...

Rescue helicopter operators propose central dispatch service

New Zealand Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
New Zealand's rescue helicopter operators have asked the Government to fund an "air desk" - a new centralised dispatch service.
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Aging Overachiever: Black Hawk Poised To Be US Army's Workhorse Helicopter Through Mid-Century

Forbes - ‎6 hours ago‎
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Army's 1976 decision to select Sikorsky's Black Hawk helicopter as its next airborne tactical transporter of troops in battle.
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Helicopter carrying VIPs reported missing in Sarawak

The Star Online - ‎8 hours ago‎
KUCHING: A helicopter believed to be carrying several VIPs was reported missing while flying from Betong to Kuching in Sarawak.

Givealittle page set up for newborn son of helicopter crash victim Liam Edwards

The Southland Times - ‎16 hours ago‎
A Givealittle page has been set up for the newborn son of helicopter crash victim Liam Edwards. Friends and family of the 32-year-old Otautau man started the page on Tuesday saying it was created to give Edwards' five-week-old son, Alex, some security ...

Singapore downselects helicopter contenders

IHS Jane's 360 - ‎6 hours ago‎
Sources familiar with the details of the procurement said that both European manufacturers will compete for the requirement to provide a dozen new helicopters to replace the 18 Eurocopter Super Pumas that have been fielded by the Republic of Singapore ...
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European Regulators Urge Inspections of Airbus Helicopters After Norway Crash

Wall Street Journal - ‎May 3, 2016‎
The bulletin backed the findings of air accident investigators that a technical problem, rather than pilot error, was responsible for the crash of the CHC Helicopter machine, killing all 13 people on board. The EASA said the checks should include some ...
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Helicopter Pilot Narrowly Avoids Crash During Recovery Mission in Dramatic Video

ABC News - ‎May 4, 2016‎
A recently released video captures a dangerous recovery operation in Utah's Lone Peak Wilderness that nearly turned deadly for the rescuers tasked with the mission.
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Helicopter Corruption Case Rocks Indian Parliament - ‎May 4, 2016‎
NEW DELHI - Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar told Parliament on Wednesday that the procurement process was circumvented in the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters from AgustaWestland UK. Parrikar was replying during a debate on the alleged ...

Deputy minister, five others believed aboard missing helicopter

Malay Mail Online - ‎7 hours ago‎
Azharuddin said that a search and rescue operation for the missing helicopter has been launched. - Picture by Saw Siow Feng.
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Bill Gross: Fed should 'drop the money from helicopters'

CNBC - ‎May 4, 2016‎
The next big monetary and fiscal policy move should include an airdrop of "money from helicopters" to stimulate the U.S.

Family sues over San Bernardino deputy who shot pursuit suspect from helicopter, leading to crash

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
A family is suing the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department for major injuries they said they suffered after a deputy aboard a helicopter fatally shot a wrong-way driver, who then crashed into their SUV on the 215 Freeway last year. Attorneys ...
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30-strong Sarawak STORM team mobilised to find missing helicopter

New Straits Times Online - ‎6 hours ago‎
Meanwhile, a 30-strong team from Sarawak Fire and Rescue's Special Tactical Operation Rescue Malaysia (Storm) unit has been despatched to Sebuyau, about 200km from here, tonight as the first response team to locate the helicopter which went missing ...
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Helicopter company lifts hopes in Fort McMurray

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎43 minutes ago‎
The president of charter helicopter company Phoenix Heli-Flight, pilots and other employees were forced Wednesday afternoon to make a quick evacuation from their hangar near the Fort McMurray airport.
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Helicopter wreckage removed from crash site

Timaru Herald - ‎May 2, 2016‎
The wreckage of a fatal helicopter crash near the Lindis Pass has been removed from the crash site as investigators search for clues to the tragedy.
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Airbus advises rotor checks of Norway helicopter crash model

New Zealand Herald - ‎May 4, 2016‎
HELSINKI (AP) " Airbus Helicopters, the manufacturer of the EC-225LP helicopter that crashed in western Norway last week, killing all 13 people on board, has sent an advisory to all customers using the same Airbus model to inspect the suspension bars ...

Sarawak fire department denies missing helicopter made safe emergency landing

Malay Mail Online - ‎6 hours ago‎
Hisham said last contact from the helicopter was near Spaoh, and that rescue efforts are now focused at three areas ― Maludam, Sebuyau and Lingga, which is between Betong, Samarahan and Sri Aman.