Hazards

July 8, 2010 - 11:42am

EMS Aviation’s Fleet aircraft tracking system is being used by Pensacola, Fla.-based Heliworks to help rescue birds endangered by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Heliworks, which flies a fleet of seven Bell 206s equipped with the EMS tracking system, has been contracted by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to search for affected birds and lead rescuers to their locations.

June 4, 2010 - 4:25pm

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering of Dubai has coordinated several aircraft charters to New Orleans for BP and other responders in their effort to stem the oil leak from the Deepwater Horizon rig site in the Gulf of Mexico.

October 20, 2009 - 8:00am

Jetaire Aerospace of Fayetteville, Ga., says it has exceeded the compliance requirements for the SFAR (special FAR) 88 FAA Airworthiness Directive for explosion-suppressant systems for auxiliary fuel tanks. Its supplemental type certificate (STC) covers Phase I, Phase II and Phase III (as proposed) explosion-suppressant systems.

September 30, 2008 - 10:42am

A valve left open on a fuel-farm tank at Joe Foss Field in Sioux Falls, S.D., on September 11 allowed nearly 10,000 gallons of jet-A to spill into a containment area. Landmark Aviation, the FBO in charge of the fuel farm, was able to shut off the fuel after an alarm alerted personnel to the spill. “There was no damage,” a Landmark spokesman told AIN, “and things worked as designed.

September 16, 2008 - 11:28am

A valve left open on a fuel-farm tank at Joe Foss Field in Sioux Falls, S.D., late last Thursday allowed nearly 10,000 gallons of jet-A to spill into a containment area. Landmark Aviation, the FBO in charge of the fuel farm, was able to shut off the fuel after an alarm alerted personnel to the spill. “There was no damage,” a Landmark spokesman told AIN, “and things worked as designed.

 
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