Rotorcraft Asia-Pacific e-News Feb 2021 Report 20210

Second report for 2021.


CareFlight launches new Airbus H145 at the Sydney Opera House.

First Robinson Helicopter Safety Course for 2021 launched in Brisbane.

Mustering season starts soon – still a need for low stress mustering.

US HAI engages with global safety agencies to reduce accident rates.


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Rotorcraft Asia-Pacific e-News Feb 2021 Report

Quick find news items: 


Page 1. CareFlight and their new H145 launch at the Opera House, Sydney, NSW. “Photo of the Year?”

Page 3. Editor’s Welcome – are things looking up?

Page 4. NZ airline training industry is suffering, but there are lessons here for the Australian helicopter schools as China seeks training for helicopter pilots.

Page 5. Industry helping industry – Robinson Helicopter Safety Courses start up again. Insurance industry warns of rising accident rates and possible denial of coverage.

Page 6. Mustering season starting. From the past, good advice from Amada McHugh – low stress mustering?

Page 9. HAI’s CEO James A. Viola moves to reduce operational risks by working with global regulators.

Page 11. CASA’s CEO, Graeme Crawford provides February Briefing and news about the updated Visual Flight Rules Guide now in production.

Page 12. Sisley clothing now world leader in providing protective clothing and the latest helmets.

A Newcastle successful family business which is saving lives. Kayla Sisley looks back on their growth over the years.

Page 13. ATSB’s Paul Sadler reports on an unusual near dynamic rollover for an R22 helicopter.

Page 14. NZ tourist industry demands results in certification of bicycle racks for mountain bikes.

Page 15. AMDA’s Rotortech 2021 updates. Brisbane. 15-17 June 2021. Helicopters and UAVs.

Page 16. Third prototype, eight seat, single engine, Kopter undergoing further certification test flights.

Page 19. CASA’s Flight Safety Australia article on a near miss with a wire during fire ops in a Bell 206.

Our thanks to Melissa Hamilton, Section Manager Safety Promotion, CASA.

Page 21. Australian Association for Unmanned Systems news and RPAS in Australian Skies 2021. Canberra, 10-11 March 2021. Greg Tyrrell, Executive Director

Page 26. Notice Board – Production schedules and advertising rates. Enquiries Rob Rich – 0415 641 774.

Page 28. Understanding wind farms and the enormous opportunities for light twin helicopter industry.

Page 32. Around the Campfire – tall tales, etc.


Kindest regards,


Rob Rich – CEO

Rotorcraft Asia-Pacific Pty Ltd

Editor of both Rotorcraft Asia-Pacific e-News and

Board Room Briefings for drone and helicopter operators.

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