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FAA Requires Inspection of Bell Helicopters After Canadian Crash

The week of July 12th a 48-year-old pilot of a Bell Helicopter, model 212 died near Evansburg, Alberta while battling a wildfire according to Canadian media. Subsequently, the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an emergency directive requiring inspection of main rotor components on Bell models 212, 204, and 205 helicopters. The investigation conducted…

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Helicopter Crashes in Albemarle Sound, North Carolina

On July 19, 2021, Dare County Emergency Communications were notified that a Helicopter was overdue for landing. Two brothers departed Mecklenburg Brunswick Regional Airport in Virginia and planned to land at Dare County Regional Airport near Manteo North Carolina later that evening in a Robinson model R44. Unfortunately, the helicopter never arrived that day. Later…

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Report Blasts Boeing and FAA for Crashes

Recently, the House Transportation Committee issued a scathing report, blaming failed government oversight by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and design flaws for the recent crash of two Boeing 737 Max aircrafts. The report claims Boeing was aware of the design flaws and failed to take action to prevent the crashes. The committee’s 246-page report…

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FAA to Handle Approval of New Max Jets

Recently, federal regulators appear to be signaling tougher controls on Boeing. It was recently reported that final checks for the Boeing aircraft will be conducted by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). Federal regulators will no longer allow Boeing to sign off on routine checks related to the aircraft. The FAA’s decision to tighten control over…

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