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November 18, 2016
On the fourth day after the earthquake, NHIndustries NH90s and other military air and sea vehicles are still hard at work. The relief effort in New Zealand has spread from densely populated tourist areas at the epicenter to remote areas of the country. Local news outlets report that New Zealand NHIndustries NH90s are set...
November 16, 2016
The evacuation effort in New Zealand is ongoing after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake ripped through Kaikoura early Monday morning. The Ministry of Defense deployed two NHIndustries NH90s and a Navy ship to start evacuating tourists in the area shorty after. But news outlets reported the number of people trapped topped 1,000 — NH90s can only transport 18 at once, and the ship...
November 15, 2016
Seattle, Washington, is located in King County. It's the most populous county in the state. Cerritos, California, is located in Los Angeles County. It's the most populous county in the country. When examining their budgets, both King County and Cerritos found that cuts needed to be made. One area in danger of losing funding in each of those budgets was the aerial police force. The Seattle Times said that...
November 15, 2016
As of Monday, the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology has moderate and minor flood warnings out for six different rivers in Tasmania due to heavy rains. The day before, two rivers flooded requiring helicopter rescues, Tasmanian Police...
November 15, 2016
Bristow Group now has funding to finance eight search and rescue (SAR) helicopters, which will be used under an SAR contract with the U.K. Department for Transport. The company said it has entered into two, seven-year secured equipment financings with The Royal Bank of Scotland's Lombard...
November 14, 2016
The New Zealand Ministry of Defense closed its Wellington offices Monday and Tuesday, following Monday’s earthquake. BBC reported the country has been hit by hundreds of tremors after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake rolled through, killing two people. The epicenter was near the town of Kaikoura, and residents of nearby Clarence River were urged to...
November 14, 2016
Her Majesty's Coastguard search and rescue helicopter base in Inverness, U.K., launched a civilian service on April 1, 2015. Since then the base, operated by Bristow Helicopters Ltd., has performed 500 missions, the company...
November 10, 2016
Northern Ireland's first helicopter air ambulance is making its way around the region, local news outlets report. One of the two Air Ambulance Northern Ireland (AANI) Airbus Helicopters EC135s, supplied by Babcock Mission...
November 10, 2016
The rotorcraft industry made its presence known at last week’s National Business Aviation Assn. (NBAA) show in Orlando, with helicopters guarding the edges of the exhibit hall at the business-jet focused event.     Latitude Technologies signed a three-year contract to provide flight data analytics services to Canadian emergency medical services operator Ornge for its fleet of Leonardo...
November 9, 2016
Erickson Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 in U.S. bankruptcy laws. Announced by the company Wednesday, the Chapter 11 process will allow Erickson to operate business as usual. The end result, it hopes, will be an exit from bankruptcy with a stronger balance sheet early next year. This follows a June investigation into options for its current operations, organization and financing in...
November 8, 2016
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has been given an award for Excellence in Police Aviation from the International Assn. of Chiefs of Police (IACP). Announced by CHP last week, the award was presented in October at the IACP Convention in San Diego. Photo courtesy of Airbus Helicopters Supported by Bell Helicopter, the annual award is presented to a manager or leader in a police aviation program or unit...
November 7, 2016
The helicopter industry has not left the aid effort in Haiti. Although Hurricane Matthew hit the Caribbean a month ago, relief organizations are still on the ground and in the air, transporting supplies and aid workers. The Washington Post put the United Nation's number of Haitians in need of food at 800,000, not to mention the amount in need of medical care. The need for helicopters is apparent. Based out...
November 4, 2016
Lynn Tilton, CEO of MD Helicopters, spent recent days testifying in a New York courtroom on federal charges that she and her Patriarch Partners holding company defrauded backers of three investment funds.   The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in the proceeding, has asked Administrative Law Judge Carol Fox Foelak to order Patriarch Partners and the celebrity “distressed debt”...
November 3, 2016
Describe the U.S. election cycle in one word. Political consultant Mary Matalin chose "transitional." Political commentator James Carville needed to use two: “Holy Moly.” The married couple of political strategists — from opposite sides of the political spectrum — addressed the crowd at NBAA in Orlando, Florida, on Wednesday. The general session during the second...
November 1, 2016
By way of an agreement between Bell Helicopter, Shaanxi Aviation Industry Development Co. Ltd. (SAIDC) and Xi’an Helicopter Company Ltd. (XHC), Bell 407GXPs can now be assembled in China. Announced at Airshow China this week, the company said the signed framework...
November 1, 2016
FlightSafety International is set to begin test flights mid-month on the first of three Level D simulators for Air Methods’ new training center, according to that operator’s chief pilot.  Chief Pilot Raj Helweg said FlightSafety has completed data collection from flights of three Air Methods aircraft – an Airbus Helicopters AS350 and H130 and Bell Helicopter 407GX – and has...
October 31, 2016
  Bristow Group has appointed William “Bill” Collins to SVP of global operations. Collins will focus on improving operational safety, reliability and efficiency for Bristow’s clients. With this appointment, acting SVP Chet Akiri will assume his chief commercial officer role. Collins joins Bristow from American Airlines where he was responsible for the aircraft overhaul division in...
October 31, 2016
Mike Hirschberg with the rest of the “A Look Ahead” panel (top). The “‘Data Mining’ and Your Bottom Line” panel address summit attendees during a Q&A session (bottom). Progress in Certification Streamlining Moderated by Woodrow Bellamy III, Editor, Avionics Magazine Speakers: - Lance Gant, Manager, FAA Rotorcraft Directorate - Jonathan Archer, Director of Engineering...
October 27, 2016
The helicopter New York's governor uses for transportation is up to the discretion of the New York State Police Dept. Currently, Gov. Andrew Cuomo rides in a Bell Helicopter 430 — state police has six in its fleet. Now the department is currently trying to field a Sikorsky S-76D for the governor's transport among other uses; it does not currently operate any Sikorskys. After an earlier crash-landing...
October 26, 2016
Australia's LifeFlight has added a new Leonardo AW139 to its fleet to support emergency medical services and search and rescue operations in Queensland. Milestone Aviation Group Ltd., a GE Capital Aviation Services leasing company, leased the helicopter, fully equipped for EMS capabilities, the company said...
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