Final AW609 accident report released

Italy’s National Agency for Flight Safety (ANSV) has released its final report into the October 30 2015 fatal crash of Leonardo Helicopters’ AW609 prototype, identifying that severe latero-directional oscillations during a high-speed dive caused the tiltrotor prototype N609AG to breakup in-flight. The … [Read more...]

ATSB releases final R44 forced landing report

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has published its final report into the safe forced landing of Robinson R44 VH-SJK, which was swallowed up by thick scrub at Sydney's Royal National Park at Bundeena 16km south of Sydney Airport on December 17 last year. Having departed Sydney Airport for a … [Read more...]

H145 receives a power boost

An upgrade to the Airbus Helicopters H145's Safran Arriel 1E2 engines will improve the light-twin helicopter’s one engine inoperative (OEI) hover performance giving pilots extra torque in the unlikely event of a single engine failure. The upgrade, certified by the European Airworthiness Safety Agency … [Read more...]

Irish Coast Guard S-92 accident investigation continues

Irish Coast Guard Sikorsky S-92A, EI-ICR, ‘Rescue 116’, which crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on March 14. (Wikimedia Commons)

The investigation into the fatal March 14 crash of an Irish Coast Guard Sikorsky S-92A, EI-ICR, continues after the helicopter crashed at Black Rock Island, about 17km off the coast of Mayo on Ireland’s west coast, in the very early hours of the morning killing all four crew members on board. Operated by … [Read more...]