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Forum: Rotorheads
4th Sep 2019, 02:22
Replies: 33
Views: 17,928
Posted By wde

A source shared this with me - I am looking for...

A source shared this with me - I am looking for corroboration ...

“... shot 2 approaches and missed then saw rig through fog - tried to descend through - lost it then lost control. NR hit 70%...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th May 2013, 17:42
Replies: 88
Views: 22,324
Posted By wde

Are you kidding me?

so here is my grenade into the debate:

If I ran this operation, the pilot would be looking for a job.

Air Ambulance operations need risk avoiders, not risk takers.

And I ask - where did the...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Sep 2011, 14:19
Replies: 1,886
Views: 874,694
Posted By wde

A Question for the gathered masses: We have...

A Question for the gathered masses:

We have received inquiries from a client about the AW T/R A/D and they expressed a desire to complete this inspection twice daily rather than the 25 hr...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Aug 2011, 22:51
Replies: 2
Views: 1,370
Posted By wde

Helicopter Accident Stats

I have been musing recently over our internal accident rate / 100,000 hrs and have come to ponder whether a more relevant rate should be applied to the rotor world.

In our company, with a large...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Aug 2011, 02:24
Replies: 1,886
Views: 874,694
Posted By wde

Shell restricts AW139 operations

"From Shell Aviation:

We’ve now received confirmation from Agusta Westland that the Brazil AW139 accident has involved the loss of a tail rotor blade and bears similarities to the blade failures...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Aug 2011, 17:00
Replies: 10
Views: 8,056
Posted By wde

Anything more on this event? :hmm:

Anything more on this event?

:hmm:
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Aug 2011, 16:57
Replies: 1,886
Views: 874,694
Posted By wde

Pending T/R BT

Does anyone have information on a pending BT that will require the removal and quarantining of AW139 T/R assemblies at the 600 hr mark?

Rumour has it this BT/AD is in the chute and ready to be...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Aug 2011, 14:14
Replies: 1,886
Views: 874,694
Posted By wde

Thanks W

Thanks

W
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Aug 2011, 14:33
Replies: 1,886
Views: 874,694
Posted By wde

Empty weight differential

Hey guys:

Does anyone have an idea on what the delta is for the IPS kit on the AW139 for an identically equipped aircraft? Slip rings, magic boxes, etc?

Thanks

Walt
Forum: Rotorheads
27th May 2011, 14:01
Replies: 1,886
Views: 874,694
Posted By wde

Spontaneous ELT activation

Our fleet of AW139s has incurred several in flight spontaneous ELT activations. Anyone else out there suffer from this?

WDE
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Apr 2011, 17:50
Replies: 25
Views: 3,538
Posted By wde

Great picture book. I'm jealous of the...

Great picture book.

I'm jealous of the opportunity you had!

Walt
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2010, 17:40
Replies: 0
Views: 568
Posted By wde

SMS Seminar and IHSS Meetings

Hello all:

I am curious if any/many of you think that the Baines Simmons SMS seminar being held in London on Sep 28/29 followed by a meeting of the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) at...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2010, 16:36
Replies: 5
Views: 2,286
Posted By wde

S76 Airworthiness Directive

Anyone here about this? What are the implications?

2010-17-16 Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation: Amendment 39-16408; Docket No. FAA-2008-0609; Directorate Identifier 2008-SW-24-AD.

Applicability:...
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By wde

Wow ... what a great story... CRM... between...

Wow ... what a great story...

CRM... between the pilot and the Controller was excellent ...

!!
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jul 2010, 13:57
Replies: 273
Views: 103,847
Posted By wde

From a letter sent to AW owners: "... ...

From a letter sent to AW owners:

"... Immdeiately after the notification of the event, based on the reported conditions of the aircraft, AgustasWestland started a detailed analysis and a complete...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th May 2010, 22:24
Replies: 1,886
Views: 874,694
Posted By wde

Aircraft Bath

Anyone have intel on a story about the fire protection system at the AAC finishing facility having gone off over the weekend soaking 6 finished aircraft?

Anyone know what are the effects on an...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Apr 2010, 01:26
Replies: 81
Views: 15,366
Posted By wde

Hmmm

... heard a rumor ...

... that by the end of 2010 CHC will not have a Cdn operating cert ... so what does that mean to the Cdn pilots ...


???
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Mar 2010, 02:27
Replies: 1,886
Views: 874,694
Posted By wde

Flight hrs on the A139

Hey folks:

Does anyone have an idea what the worldwide fleet hours are for the 139 now? I know that the S76 has surpassed 5,000,000 fleet hours.

I am guessing somewhere in the 150,000 -...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Feb 2010, 23:51
Replies: 5
Views: 3,949
Posted By wde

EMS? No mention of the helo being EMS....

Hey ... read the article and there is no mention of the helicopter being an EMS aircraft ... maybe the thread title needs to be amended.

wde
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jan 2010, 13:13
Replies: 38
Views: 7,003
Posted By wde

Times are very tough. CHL, the largest Canadian...

Times are very tough. CHL, the largest Canadian operator, has laid off pilots, AMEs and support staff. The VFR market will be VERY tough this year. IF you have B212 and /or S61 time and want to...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jan 2010, 04:00
Replies: 1,886
Views: 874,694
Posted By wde

Nope. We have one; just looking to employ best...

Nope. We have one; just looking to employ best practices out there ... never too good to look at what others have to offer ...

;0
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jan 2010, 03:44
Replies: 358
Views: 128,717
Posted By wde

Engine Deck Delamination

Any operators out there that have had to deal with this? I know that ERA has had some issues. We will be converting to A139s soon and I know that this is another of the debonding issues that we may...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jan 2010, 03:41
Replies: 1,886
Views: 874,694
Posted By wde

Acceptance Checklist

Next month we will completing acceptance checks on behalf of a client for delivery of a new AW139 from AAC in Philadelphia. Anyone out there use an Acceptance Checklist that they would be willing to...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Nov 2009, 14:54
Replies: 358
Views: 128,717
Posted By wde

Heard a rumour (hey it's a rumour network) ... ...

Heard a rumour (hey it's a rumour network) ...

Heard a rumour that the airframe in question not only had a previous tail strike which was repaired but had a 2nd tail strike leaving a platform on...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Oct 2009, 19:57
Replies: 1,886
Views: 874,694
Posted By wde

6800 kg Op limits

Hey all:

Just heard from internal sources that Agusta has changed the operating temperature limit for the AW139 for 6800 kg ops, especially the cold weather limit from -40 to -30C.

May not mean...
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