Rowan Companies says a Sikorsky S-76 helicopter carrying 10
passengers and two crew members crashed in the Gulf of Tuesday
afternoon. All 12 persons aboard, including eight Rowan employees,
were rescued later that night by the US Coast Guard and transported
to nearby hospitals.
By NATA President James Coyne
Hurricane Katrina has totally transformed the political agenda
in Washington and these unforeseen winds will provide both
opportunities and challenges for pilots and aircraft operators
across the nation.
Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corp. says it has completed another
vital step in the FAA certification program -- Flight Test Aircraft
Serial Number 0003 has now finished all of its FAA flight testing,
with 100-percent value added to the final FAA certification
program, due later this year.