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July 12, 2012
Bell Helicopter has handed over a Bell 412 to the New York Police Department (NYPD) for counter-terrorism operations. NYPD...
July 12, 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...
July 12, 2012
AgustaWestland displayed its AW189 at the Farnborough International Airshow, the first time the variant appeared in a...
July 12, 2012
On June 6, 2012, a lone CV-22 from Canon Air Force base in New Mexico—home of the 27th Special Operations Wing—flew a 2,600-nm round trip lasting more than 11 hours to USS Wyoming (SSBN-742, an Ohio class submarine), to simulate a medical evacuation. The aircraft appeared over the submarine within 15 seconds of the allotted time and a litter was lowered from around 150 feet to simulate the...
July 12, 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...
July 11, 2012
NASA Ames Research Center is accepting comments through Sunday, July 15 to its request for information (RFI) that seeks sources to diagnose and repair, or rebuild, malfunctioning electronic input-output processor (IOP) circuit cards for the research flight control computer assembly (RFCCA) on the JUH-60 helicopter. Boeing and Lear Astronics developed the Rotorcraft Aircrew Systems Concepts Airborne...
July 11, 2012
AgustaWestland has contracted with CHC Helicopter to provide 10 AW139s for offshore transport missions. With...
July 10, 2012
Lake Charles, La.-based Era Training Center is expanding its night vision goggle (NVG) training services. Along with Night Flight Concepts of Bedford, Texas, Era supplies pilot, flight...
July 9, 2012
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is holding a public forum on July 17 and 18 to examine the “regulations, policies and procedures” for general aviation search and rescue (SAR)...
July 6, 2012
Eurocopter has handed over the final two EC155 B1s out of a 20-helicopter order to the German Federal Police. The helicopters were part of a fleet upgrade...
July 3, 2012
Horizon Helicopters’ MD900 will receive Transport Canada-approved NVG modifications from ASU. Horizon Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) of Boise, Idaho has received Transport Canada approval to carry out night vision cockpit modifications on the MD900...
July 3, 2012
Sandel Avionics has agreed to provide Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) with HeliTAWS for the Korean Utility Helicopter (KUH)...
July 3, 2012
Shreveport, La.-based Metro Aviation has handed over its third and final Eurocopter EC145 to Sanford Health...
July 2, 2012
Metro Aviation has handed over a second Eurocopter EC135T2+ to the Massachusetts State Police as part of the department’s fleet replacement of four 13-year-old AS355 Twin...
July 1, 2012
Garmin G1000H and NVG Modifications from Aero Dynamix Aero Dynamix, Inc. is an industry leader and principle innovator of integrated Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) solutions for commercial and military aircraft. ADI is a full-line distributor and certified repair station for Garmin Avionics and offers internal NVG instrument modifications for Garmin products that do not compromise on the Garmin factory...
July 1, 2012
U.S. Park Police Bell 412EP performing an ice rescue scenario while training for SAR. United States Park Police When asked to list some U.S. government law enforcement agencies, outfits such as the FBI and Secret Service come to mind. But it’s the rare person who will think of the oldest uniformed, federal law enforcement organization in the country; a proud agency that was established in 1791 by...
July 1, 2012
Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey flying over Westminster Abbey and the Thames river in London, UK. The aircraft is from USMC Squadron VMX-22 based in New River, N.C. Bell-Boeing This year’s Farnborough International Airshow could potentially be one of the quietest for military rotorcraft sales given the hugely uncertain economic situation in Europe. The civil market too is under pressure with corporate...
July 1, 2012
Times are tough, ladies and gentlemen. With very few exceptions—none of which I can even think of at the moment—law enforcement agencies are having a hard time finding helicopter pilots and flight medics. Uh, let me rephrase that: Law enforcement agencies are having a hard time finding helicopter pilots and flight medics they want to hire. Just about every state, county and local department...
July 1, 2012
NATO’s Maintenance and Supply Agency (NAMSA) has contracted Erickson Air-Crane to provide aerial...
July 1, 2012
Rotor & Wing’s Terry Terrell Receives HEMS Recognition Terrell received a lifetime achievement award in 2009 for more than 25 years of service to the Atlanta metro area. Air Methods recently recognized Robert “Terry” Terrell, longtime helicopter EMS pilot and Rotor & Wing “Safety Watch” columnist, for a 20-year milestone. Terrell previously worked for Omniflight, which...
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