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August 3, 2012
American Eurocopter has handed over an EC145 to the University of Utah’s AirMed program. The EMS...
August 1, 2012
Donaldson Aerospace & Defense has equipped a Scandair Eurocopter AS350B3e and a Summit Air Ambulance AgustaWestland AW109 with inlet barrier filter (IBF) systems. The Swedish utility operator provides aerial applications, including...
August 1, 2012
Bell Helicopter affiliate SkyBOOKS has packaged its Version 4.7 SAAS software into two areas—flight operations and maintenance...
August 1, 2012
German National Police use a fleet of 87 Eurocopter variants to patrol the county. Eurocopter Eurocopter has handed over the final two EC155B1s out of a...
August 1, 2012
Bell Helicopter has completed delivery of a second multi-mission Bell 429 to the Fairfax County Police Department...
August 1, 2012
Bedford, Texas-based Night Flight Concepts has teamed with the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) to offer training with the Laser Armor Laser...
August 1, 2012
Safety is not an entity in and itself. Pilots need to develop a healthy perspective for safety, not think of it as an obstacle to mission accomplishment, but a means to mission accomplishment. I’d like to highlight the links among management, standardization, training and safety. These items “go hand in glove with mission accomplishment and cannot be separated.” One could define...
August 1, 2012
The FDMA’s newest fleet addition is an AgustaWestland AW139. AgustaWestland The Fire Disaster Management Agency (FDMA) and Yokohama City in Japan have each ordered a...
August 1, 2012
An Erickson Air-Crane dumps water over a 2009 bushfire in Victoria, Australia. Early next year, Australia’s National Aerial Firefighting Center (NAFC) will decide on the aerial firefighting fleet that will do battle against the country’s annual bushfire threat over the next few years. With the NAFC’s existing tenders reaching the end of their three years plus two years extension life at...
August 1, 2012
This Eurocopter EC225 Super Puma is part of the Tokyo Fire Department’s fleet expansion. The unit bought its first Super Puma in December...
August 1, 2012
EMERCOM’s fifth Ka-32A11BC will patrol a main highway between Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. Russian Helicopters Russian Helicopters has handed over the last...
August 1, 2012
What do Al Pacino, a squirrel and a moose, the “human operating system,” rogue management, graphical world charts, lions and bears, dangerous behavior, SMS toolkits and safety videos all have in common? OK, maybe those last two gave it away, but they’re all subjects that have appeared in the International Helicopter Safety Team’s recent “Safety Notes” campaign. Over the...
July 31, 2012
Textron Marine & Land Systems operating unit MillenWorks has obtained a contract from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) to design a pair of components for the Helicopter Crew Safety System (HCSS). Plans call for the work to take place over 18 months at the MillenWorks facility in Tustin, Calif. The...
July 30, 2012
Aspen Avionics has received FAA approval for its H-series primary flight displays (PFDs) and multifunction...
July 26, 2012
Bell Helicopter has obtained approval to increase the gross weight of the 429 from the Administración Nacional de Aviación Civil in Argentina. This follows Transport Canada’s...
July 25, 2012
MD Helicopters has received an order from the St. Louis County Police Department’s Metro Air Support Unit for a 500E. The order represents the fourth...
July 25, 2012
Eurocopter’s X3 U.S. summer tour—which started with a June 20 ceremony in Grand Prairie, Texas and included trips to Redstone Arsenal, Fort Bragg, Davison Army Airfield and Manassas Regional Airport—will end on Thursday after a visit to the Pentagon. From there, it will make a ferry flight to Richmond, Va. before being disassembled and flown back to Europe. Rotor & Wing caught up with...
July 19, 2012
AgustaWestland has received an order from the Maryland State Police Aviation Command for three additional AW139s. The helicopters are...
July 18, 2012
Early next year, Australia’s National Aerial Firefighting Center (NAFC) will decide on the aerial firefighting fleet that will do battle against the country’s annual bushfire threat over the next few years. With the NAFC’s existing tenders reaching the end of their three years plus two years extension life at the end of the coming 2012/2013 fire season, a call for tenders for the national...
July 17, 2012
Honda Aircraft Co. completed the first flight of its FAA-conforming HondaJet light business jet, the company announced Dec. 21. The airframer said the flight is a "significant step in Hondas aerospace program leading to delivery of aircraft in 2012." The first conforming HondaJet lifted off Dec. 20 from Honda Aircraft headquarters in Greensboro, N.C. The HondaJet remained aloft for 51 minutes...
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