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February 1, 2014
While the International Helicopter Safety Team’s stated goal of reducing the civil rotorcraft accident rate 80 percent by 2016 is far short of ever coming to fruition, the organization’s existence is having a positive effect on bringing the numbers down. Anyone with a basic understanding of aerodynamics and probability might view the 80 percent goal as a lofty (and even unrealistic) target, but...
February 1, 2014
Lincoln, Neb.-based Duncan Aviation has increased the services available for helicopter avionics with three new diagnostic test sets that will support...
February 1, 2014
Maryland State Police operates a fleet of 20 aircraft. The newest nine are AgustaWestland AW139s equipped with the UTC model 4413-2-3 hoist system. The greatest attribute of the helicopter is its ability to take off and land using confined areas. But sometimes, an area can be too confined, or otherwise unsuitable, for even the most skilled pilot. Enter the hoist. Any operator that needs to lower and raise...
February 1, 2014
Sikorsky Global Helicopters has reached an agreement with Era Group to provide four S-92s, with an option for...
February 1, 2014
A Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk of the 48th Fighter Wing crashed January 7 on a beach in Norfolk, England during a training flight. The four crewmembers onboard all died in the incident. The helicopter, one of two that set off from the base at RAF Lakenheath late in the afternoon, were taking part...
February 1, 2014
FAA has granted advanced aviation training device (AATD) certification for Elite Simulation Solutions’ Model S623T helicopter trainer...
February 1, 2014
Air Methods CEO Aaron Todd. 2013 was another big year for the largest EMS helicopter provider in the United States, Air Methods, as the company added a second aerial tourism operator to its business with the purchase of Blue Hawaiian Helicopters in December. Rotor & Wing recently caught up with Air Methods CEO Aaron Todd to discuss the integration of Blue Hawaiian into the Air Methods umbrella. The...
February 1, 2014
Airbus Helicopters (formerly Eurocopter) has reached an agreement with the government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to provide six AS332 Super Pumas. The helicopters will...
February 1, 2014
AgustaWestland has handed over its fifth AW139 helicopter to Lease Corporation International (LCI). The helicopter...
February 1, 2014
Norway has ordered 16 AW101s for its SAR program. The Norwegian government has placed a $1.6-billion order for 16 AgustaWestland AW101s to meet its all weather...
February 1, 2014
MD Helicopters has handed over is 14 new aircraft to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). KRG officials received the dozen single-engine MD530Fs and a pair of twin-engine MD902 Explorers at MD’s headquarters in Mesa...
February 1, 2014
West Plains, Mo.-based Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH) has purchased 20 Bell 206L-4 helicopters as part of a fleet replacement program for its...
February 1, 2014
Istanbul’s Metropolitan Municipality in Turkey has issued a contract to Erickson Air-Crane covering firefighting services over a...
February 1, 2014
Russian Helicopters Mi-8MTV-1. Russian Helicopters is expanding flight coverage to the regional government of Sakhalin Oblast with the delivery of two medium multirole...
February 1, 2014
BP Exploration Operating Company has granted a five-year contract to Bristow Helicopters for offshore support at installations in...
February 1, 2014
Eurocopter photo by Patrick Penna Waypoint Leasing has secured an agreement to provide new technology medium and heavy rotorcraft, including the Sikorsky S-92...
February 1, 2014
Oboronprom subsidiary Russian Helicopters is reporting the production of 303 helicopters during 2013, with an estimated value of more than 140 billion rubles (approximately $42.5 billion). The growing company...
February 1, 2014
The U.S. Army Contracting Command has issued a $549.9-million modification for years four and five of an existing contract with Sikorsky Aircraft involving...
February 1, 2014
EADS kicked off the New Year with a group rebranding that also affected the Eurocopter name. EADS, now to be known as the Airbus Group, will feature divisions called Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space, and Airbus Helicopters. Airbus will focus on the commercial aircraft business and Airbus Defence and Space will integrate...
February 1, 2014
Allan McArtor Allan McArtor, currently chairman of Airbus Americas, will take over from Sean O’Keefe as chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Airbus Group, Inc, the company’s North American business unit, on March 1, 2014. McArtor will be a member of the Airbus Group Executive Committee. Prior to joining Airbus in 2001, McArtor served as head of the Federal Aviation Administration...
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