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September 7, 2016
Photo courtesy of The Public Promotion Department of Changzhou Xinbei District Commission of CCP A research arm of the Chinese army is teaming with a local company to develop a new unmanned helicopter, according to officials of a southern Chinese city where the company is based. Officials of the Changzhou Xinbei District Commission said the 60th Research Institute of the People's...
September 6, 2016
Photo courtesy of KennyOMG / CC BY-SA 3.0 Indian aviation officials are finalizing rules to expand subsidized flights to underserved locations throughout that nation, according to media reports. Civil Aviation Ministry officials are going through stakeholder and public comments on the draft Regional Connectivity Scheme, proposed July 1 to promote air service to hundreds of unserved or underserved...
September 6, 2016
Philippine operator PhilJets purchased two Airbus Helicopters H130s, adding to its existing fleet of five helicopters. Delivery is expected...
September 1, 2016
Executives of Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH) and Aviators Air Rescue Ltd. accepted delivery...
September 1, 2016
Gyro Stabilized Systems (GSS) has launched the first fully digital electronic newsgathering aerial camera to be used on a Bell Helicopter 407 in New...
August 31, 2016
Air medical operators in the U.S. face an ongoing period of consolidation and political standoff that will likely foil efforts in the short term to improve compensation for their services. That environment is keeping pressure on operators to pare costs with greater efficiencies within their individual business units. They are forced to balance those efficiency efforts with a number of factors, including...
August 31, 2016
Metro Aviation and West Michigan Air Care have launched an air medical service with the delivery of an EC145e. The service will begin Sep. 1. Metro President Mike...
August 31, 2016
The global glut of oil may be showing signs of easing, but such promise cannot be fulfilled soon enough for helicopter operators supporting oil and gas exploration and production or their aircraft makers and vendors. Oil prices were flirting with the $50-a-barrel mark at press time in mid-August. The inventory of oil floating on ships in the North Sea, which exceeded more than 11 million barrels in July...
August 31, 2016
Welcome to your new Rotor & Wing International. We have been briefing you since mid-2015 on ongoing plans to provide rotorcraft business intelligence in formats that are cleaner, fresher and more readily accessible in print and online. This issue is the latest milestone in those efforts. A year ago in June, we introduced all of you to a redesign of our print pages as an initial step toward that goal...
August 31, 2016
Top industry leaders will share their expertise in applying new and emerging technologies to meet business and operational goals with helicopter owners and operators at R&WI’s Rotorcraft Technology Summit in Texas this month. Following on last year’s inaugural Rotorcraft Certification Summit, attendees on Sep. 19 to 20 at the Hilton Fort Worth will meet and hear from leading technology...
August 30, 2016
Waypoint Leasing Ltd. has closed a lease agreement with Calquin Helicopters S.A. for an Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3. The aircraft will transition from...
August 29, 2016
Denmark is the newest country to operate Airbus Helicopters' H175. Including Mexico, the Netherlands, Scotland and Ghana, the aircraft is now operating in five countries. In Denmark, the...
August 28, 2016
A new world of opportunities for drone operators opens next week on August 29 when the new small drone rule for...
August 26, 2016
Waypoint Leasing Ltd. has acquired a pre-owned Leonardo AW139 in the air medical configuration and has placed it...
August 25, 2016
Photo courtesy of Airbus Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first H175 to be operated in the Americas. The helicopter arrived in Mexico, where it has joined the fleet of Transportes Aereos Pegaso for air transport in the offshore industry off the Gulf...
August 23, 2016
At least two groups are accepting donations to help emergency responders afflicted by this month’s severe flooding in Louisiana. More than 20 parishes (or counties) surrounding Baton Rouge and Lafayette in the southeastern part of the state were flooded after an intense rainstorm stalled over the area Aug. 11. Rains fell at 2 to 3 in an hour throughout the region, and 10 rivers flooded, including...
August 23, 2016
Associated Aircraft Group is partnering with Patient AirLift Services to provide transports for needy medical patients, including military veterans, throughout the Northeast U.S. Patient AirLift Services is a nonprofit organization based in Farmingdale, New York that arranges free air transportation for individuals requiring medical diagnosis, treatment or follow-up who cannot afford or are unable to fly...
August 22, 2016
Air medical helicopters are flying over and landing at the future site of a permanent memorial to...
August 22, 2016
The Nigerian federal government is making a comprehensive arrangement to respond to the attacks on oil installations in...
August 19, 2016
Newer aircraft like the Marenco Swisshelicopter SH09 would have to prove commercial airliner-level reliability to achieve single-engine IFR certification. Photo courtesy of Marenco The FAA's Rotorcraft Directorate is prioritizing a review of certification policy for light helicopters to "facilitate a more rapid incorporation of advances in technology" in those aircraft, a top official has...
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