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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
The Alabama National Guard has deployed an additional helicopter to the southern U.S. border. It is the latest Guard unit to support counter-drug and immigration control operations along the frontier with Mexico. The state dispatched a second Airbus Helicopters UH-72A and one pilot to Marana, Arizona, after Gov. Robert Bentley responded to a National Guard Bureau request for additional air support for U.S...
August 24, 2016
Helicopters Bought By U.K. Government Can't Use Hospital Helipads Twenty-two Sikorsky S92 and AgustaWestland AW189 helicopters...
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 22, 2016
Air medical helicopters are flying over and landing at the future site of a permanent memorial to...
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...
August 19, 2016
Since the government took office last December, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has spent much of his time musing about...
August 16, 2016
Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings slipped on a pair of headphones, buckled into the backseat of the shiny new...
August 16, 2016
The FAA has selected the University of Oklahoma and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to lead its new Air Transportation Center of Excellence for Technical Training and Human Performance. The center will conduct research and development on technical training for...
August 15, 2016
A South African conservation fund is dedicating $500,000 for helicopter support to fight poaching of rhinoceros, elephants, lions and other endangered animals in that nation.  The GES Africa Conservation Fund said the money will pay for “a critically needed quick-reaction” helicopter to support anti-poaching operations in the Greater Kruger National Park region of northeast South Africa...
August 12, 2016
Leads Broadcast Industry In Using Drones For Newsgathering Sinclair Broadcast Group has joined leaders in...
August 10, 2016
The second aircraft, at the YAA’s other airbase at RAF Topcliffe near Thirsk, is expected to be in action...
August 10, 2016
NASA Astronaut and International Space Station Commander Tim Kopra will launch Rotor & Wing International's Rotorcraft Technology Summit with a Sep. 19 keynote address at the day-and-a-half event in downtown Fort Worth, Texas.    Kopra returned to Earth June 18 after 186 days (109 as commander) on the orbiting research laboratory. Combined with his past NASA missions, the retired U.S. Army...
August 9, 2016
Era Group is partnering with a leading industrial-safety firm to offer unmanned aircraft for construction, engineering, inspection and survey work as well as emergency response and disaster recovery.  The Houston, Texas-based major helicopter operator has formed an Unmanned Aerial Solutions service and struck a deal to be the exclusive provider of drone services to Total Safety, the industrial...
August 8, 2016
Erickson Inc. and Australian partner Kestrel Aviation Ltd. have been awarded a two-yr $24 million contract extension to provide wildland helicopter firefighting services in Australia. Both Erickson and Victoria-based Kestrel will...
August 5, 2016
The early bird deadline for discounted registration to R&WI's Rotorcraft Technology Summit is today. Interested attendees can register by today to receive a discount of $200 from their registration fees for the event to be held in Fort Worth, Texas, Sep. 19 to 20. You can register on the summit's website at...
August 5, 2016
Sikorsky plans to build its operation in Colombia into a hub for supporting Black Hawk operators throughout Latin America.  The manufacturer in 2012 established facilities in Colombia to support operations there. Colombia is the largest Black Hawk operator in the region, Sikorsky said. That nation’s army, air force and national police together have more than 100 Black Hawks and that country has...
August 4, 2016
The Italian Coast Guard has ordered two Leonardo AW139s, increasing the service's fleet to 12 AW139s. The helicopters will be used in missions such as maritime patrol, search and rescue, and emergency medical services.  Since the guard's 2010 contract to...
August 2, 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 Rotor & Wing International's Rotorcraft Technology Summit in Fort Worth, Texas, this September. The Summit...
August 2, 2016
New York East End residents and activists are angered over the FAA's recent decision to keep a...
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