ATSB investigating Hobart Airport helicopter crash

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The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is investigating the fatal helicopter accident at Hobart Airport on November 7 which tragically claimed the life of prominent Australian helicopter industry veteran Roger Corbin. Corbin, a highly experienced pilot and managing director of Hobart-based RotorLift … [Read more...]

AHIA appoints Paul Tyrrell as chief executive

The Board of the Australian Helicopter Industry Association (AHIA) has appointed Paul Tyrrell as its inaugural chief executive, enabling the association to escalate its proactive development to promote the Australian helicopter industry. The AHIA said Tyrrell, a former Regional Aviation Association of … [Read more...]

Bushfire Black Hawk to return

Timberline Helicopters’ UH-60A Black Hawk N563DJ is heading to Australia to work this bushfire season through Pay’s Helicopters of Scone, NSW. (Timberline Helicopters)

Scone-based Pay’s Helicopters is again bringing an ex-US Army UH-60A firefighting Black Hawk to Australia this summer after a first successful tour of duty last bushfire season. The refurbished Black Hawk, N563DJ, was shipped from Timberline Helicopters’ Sandpoint, Idaho facility in early November. It is … [Read more...]

QGAir orders new AW139s

The Queensland government has ordered for two new Leonardo AW139 helicopters for aeromedical retrieval, SAR and policing operations with Queensland Government Air (QGAir). The new AW139s are part of a $47 million purchase of aerial assets for north Queensland announced on October 22 and will replace two … [Read more...]