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  • New Member Spotlight GPMS
    04.28.2020
    GPMS is a rotorcraft health monitoring company with a next generation, predictive HUMS called “Foresight”. Foresight pairs onboard sensor and avionics data with cloud based software to deliver a Rotor Track and Balance solution at the end of every flight; Component and Engine monitoring with predictive Remaining Useful Life estimates for all drives, shafts, and bearings; and Flight Data Monitoring ...
  • Helicopter Association International Mourns the Passing of Industry Pioneer Elling Halvorson
    04.21.2020
    Elling B. Halvorson, founder and chairman of the board of Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters in Boulder City, Nevada, died Apr. 16, 2020, at the age of 88. With the opening of his helicopter tour company in 1965, he is credited with creating the site-specific helicopter tourism sector. Elling was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Jan. 2, 1932. His father ...
  • FAA AVCAMSPlus Web Site Available Now.
    03.27.2020
    “The Aviation Weather Camera Program Office is pleased to announce the availability of the AVCAMSPlus web site for public testing and feedback. AVCAMSPlus represents the next generation of our legacy web site which incorporates camera images and weather information, along with additional data sets (where available) such as airport diagrams, chart supplements, and approach and departure procedures. The Aviation Weather ...
  • TOPS aiming for stronger safety culture across air tour sector
    02.18.2020
    Tour Operators Program of Safety (TOPS) is changing its membership program to include a much broader segment of operators than just its traditional part 135 rotorcraft base, in an effort to raise the level of safety among air tour operators. The expansion of the program has been coined the “Rising Tide Program” as a reflection of its inclusive nature. “The ...
  • TOPS announces Rising Tide Program. Verticalmag.com
    01.30.2020
    The Tour Operators Program of Safety (TOPS) announces a new membership structure that includes all types of air tour operators. Although the TOPS’ standard of safety will be maintained, TOPS membership is available to Part 135 operators who are able to demonstrate an equivalent level of safety in areas where they do not meet the full standard. TOPS is also ...