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November 2, 2011
Italy’s Trento Fire Fighting Department Aviation Unit received the first of two AW139s, to be used to for emergency medical services, search and rescue and disaster relief...
November 1, 2011
Left to right at Helitech 2011 in Duxford are Bruno Even, Turbomeca vice president of operations; Christian Hamel, former Turbomeca UK CEO; Samantha Willenbacher, director of Bristow Academy, Wendell Dunaway, Turbomeca USA...
November 1, 2011
Guangxi Police will use its new AW139 for law enforcement and disaster relief. AgustaWestland Chongqing Helicopter Investment Corp. has announced plans to partner with AgustaWestland to “examine future collaboration opportunities” in the...
November 1, 2011
Jalisco’s new S-70i Black Hawk receives final touches at PZL Mielec’s facility in Poland. Sikorsky Sikorsky has dispatched an S-70i Black Hawk to the Mexican state of...
November 1, 2011
A few days ago, I was talking to some college aviation students of mine, when the subject of aircraft development came up. Since many of them are active-duty or contract personnel who work at the nearby naval air station, they’re pretty knowledgeable when it comes to some of the Navy’s newest flying machines. “I think everything will be unmanned within the next three decades, said a...
November 1, 2011
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November 1, 2011
Government orders for helicopters in the homeland security, parapublic and emergency medical services (EMS) sectors are offsetting the downturn in corporate business orders, Olivier Michalon, vice president of customers for Europe and Central Asia, told Rotor & Wing during Helitech 2011 in late September. He is responsible for country markets that stretch from western Ireland to the Pacific. Eurocopter...
November 1, 2011
Operators Uni-Fly from Denmark and Bond Aviation Services have both selected the EC135 for wind farm support operations. Eurocopter If money talks, then lots of money generated in an economic downturn shouts from the rooftops or, more appropriately, turbine tops. In this austere time the offshore wind farm market represents almost a rare windfall opportunity to create wealth, jobs and generate...
October 27, 2011
As part of a fleet renewal program, the Baltimore Police Department in Maryland has ordered four EC120s from Eurocopter. The aviation department, known as...
October 27, 2011
Has the time arrived for greater consolidation among emergency services—the “blue light” operators? At the recent Helitech Conference at Duxford Imperial War Museum in the UK, that was precisely the question being asked by Richard Folkes, OBE, Head of UK Government and Corporate Affairs at AgustaWestland. His premise was that, in the “age of austerity,” the UK government (and...
October 27, 2011
Russian Helicopters has sold the firefighting variant of its Kamov Ka-32A11BC to Ordos City in China. The helicopter, which features a...
October 26, 2011
Bell Helicopter employees have been hearing President & CEO John Garrison use the phrase “one Bell, on a mission” for a while now. During an Oct. 11 interview at AUSA, he explained that the company’s mission is to support the customer, with an eastern European hub coming online recently in Prague, a Singapore service facility expected to open early in 2012, and agreements in China and...
October 25, 2011
In addition to a high level of activity from helicopter support companies, OEMs reported a number of new helicopter orders during last week’s Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC). Among the...
October 24, 2011
Source:  Eurocopter ST. LOUIS – American Eurocopter is proud to announce that the Flight For Life Transport System has won the 2011 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award. As part of the award, American Eurocopter presented the program with a check for $10,000 to continue its efforts towards safety both within the organization and with its customers. During the AMTC Community Awards Banquet, Treg...
October 19, 2011
American Eurocopter has announced several new contracts during AMTC. The manufacturer received an order for four EC145s from Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare. The helicopters are part of a fleet replacement for the hospital’s air medical program, OSF Aviation. OSF Aviation expects delivery of the new EC145s...
October 18, 2011
FAA has published the first helicopter area navigation routes (RNAV) for public use in aeronautical charts. RNAVs, also known as TK routes, were previously available for fixed-wing aircraft only. The new satellite-based routes are from Washington, D.C., to New York City. The FAA Performance Based Navigation (PBN) Integration Group worked to establish the RNAV...
October 11, 2011
Bell Helicopter has received FAA approval for the 407GX, which was announced during Heli-Expo in March 2011...
October 3, 2011
Sikorsky has delivered an S-70i Black Hawk to the Mexican state of Jalisco. The Ministry of Public Security will use...
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