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October 31, 2016

Rotorcraft Summit Highlights Innovation

Mike Hirschberg with the rest of the “A Look Ahead” panel (top). The “‘Data Mining’…

February 01, 2013

Safety Watch: Multiple Levels of Safety

The conscientious helicopter pilot is almost always engaged in active accommodation of at least two…

August 01, 2012

2012 Rotorcraft Training Guide

Aeromega G-RALA Robinson R44, which the author trains in. There is and will always be…

March 01, 2012

Never-Ending Pursuit of ‘Numbers’

Back in 1971, Harry Reasoner eloquently discussed why helicopter and airplane pilots can display such…

April 01, 2008

Safety Watch: Aviation Maintenance—Is My Aircraft Safe?

The question of whether your aircraft is safe must be answered before every flight. Do…

June 01, 2011

Actually Implementing an SMS: How Hard is it Really Going to Be?

You are a small helicopter operator and you have recently purchased one of those high…

December 04, 2016

EASA To Host 10th Rotorcraft Symposium, Workshop

EASA’s fully booked 10th Rotorcraft Symposium is planned Dec. 6 through Dec. 7 at EASA…

August 01, 2011

Risk Management

In my last column, I wrote about the safety enthusiasm in a “Just Culture” that…

February 27, 2017

EASA Orders Main Gearbox Oil Cooler Inspection on Some Super Pumas

An EASA Airworthiness Directive (AD) for the Airbus Helicopters AS332L2 and EC225LP calls for a…

February 28, 2017

Drawing Knowledge From Tragedy

Aviation safety has been of tremendous interest to Robert Sumwalt since Dec. 20, 1973, when…