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September 25, 2011
September 21, 2011
The Public Security Bureau of Ordos, in China’s Inner Mongolia has ordered two AgustaWestland GrandNew variants for...
September 20, 2011
The Qinghai Zhingao Natural Gas and Chemical of China has ordered two AgustaWestland AW139s for VIP transport. A rescue hoist and FLIR...
September 20, 2011
The Spanish Maritime Safety Agency (SASEMAR) has ordered a Eurocopter EC225 to support search and rescue (SAR) and pollution...
September 19, 2011
Milestone Aviation has signed a leasing agreement with Transportes Aereos Pegaso (Pegaso) of Mexico to supply four...
September 15, 2011
Among the participants in the first China Helicopter Exposition is Eurocopter, which brought three variants to the show—the AS350B3...
September 14, 2011
Bristow Academy has launched a new training course focusing on wildfire operations and suppression. Wildfire instructors...
September 14, 2011
Aaron Todd, CEO of helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) provider Air Methods, spoke with Rotor & Wing Senior Editor Andrew Parker for a wide-ranging interview covering a number of topics, including the company’s recent acquisition of Omniflight Helicopters and the challenges facing the HEMS industry. Look for more from the interview in the October print edition of Rotor & Wing and the...
September 14, 2011
Russian Helicopters has reached an agreement with IDGC Holdings to upgrade and expand the utility provider’s current fleet of...
September 13, 2011
As part of security for the World Economic Forum in China, the Dalian Municipal Public Security Bureau has received the first of two Eurocopter EC155s for law...
September 13, 2011
AgustaWestland and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace have received an order for three AW139s from the Japan National Police Agency. Tokyo Metropolitan Police, Nagaono...
September 7, 2011
Law enforcement aviation units and the challenges they face is the focus of a Sept. 29 discussion during Helitech Duxford, which starts on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Keynote speaker Alex Marshall, Hampshire Constabulary’s Chief Constable and lead of the UK’s National Police Air Support (NPAS), will...
September 1, 2011
Protecting the citizens and many visitors of Hong Kong—heavily populated and dispersed among many islands—is a formidable task. Hong Kong has a unique flying operation that traces its origins to an Auxiliary of the British Royal Air Force. Formed in April 1993, the Hong Kong Government Flying Service (GFS) is based at the busy Chek Lap Kok Hong Kong Intl Airport (HKG), located on Lantau Island...
September 1, 2011
About 10 years ago, I ended up as the acting lieutenant in charge of the helicopter unit where I worked. It really wasn’t that big a deal. With the guys and the lady I had surrounding me, things were actually pretty sweet. Our biggest problem at the time was not having enough pilots to cover all our shifts. They were all hard-charging helicopter drivers and tactical flight officers, but they had...
September 1, 2011
New Orleans was the site of the Airborne Law Enforcement Association’s 41st Annual Convention and Exposition, which ran from July 20th through 23rd. Co-hosted by the Louisiana State Police, the event drew both helicopter and fixed-wing aircrews from across North America for seminars, exhibits and social events. Line aircraft from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies were placed on...
September 1, 2011
September 1, 2011
In my last article (“Tips for Younger Pilots,” July 2011 Rotor & Wing), I expressed some thoughts for folks contemplating a career as a helicopter pilot. I’ve received a lot of good feedback on this article and would like to expand a bit and focus on things to think about from a career standpoint. First of all, I would like to say that I’ve never worked for a bad helicopter...
September 1, 2011
The Chinese and Asian military helicopter markets are ones that are double-edged for most western helicopter manufacturers (OEMs). While directly supplying the Chinese military is not a market that is open to them, the huge rise in China’s economic strength and its subsequent renewed drive to modernize its military forces are giving many of its neighbors, who can buy from the western OEMs, the reason...
September 1, 2011
The UK Department of Business, Innovation and Skills has issued a £22-million ($36-million) loan to Italian manufacturer AgustaWestland for continued development of its AW169 program. The...
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