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December 1, 2010
American Eurocopter has reached an agreement to supply a dozen helicopters to Shreveport, La.-based Metro Aviation. The MoU covers a mix of types—EC130s, EC135s...
December 1, 2010
Russian Helicopters has received an order from EMERCOM for five Ka-32A11BCs. The helicopters, designed by Kamov...
December 1, 2010
Eurocopter American Eurocopter has equipped various EMS units with new airborne tools in recent weeks. The manufacturer has delivered an AS350B2 (shown here) to the Suffolk County Police Department’s Aviation Section in...
December 1, 2010
Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) has received an order from the U.S. State Department for another pair of modified...
November 19, 2010
American Eurocopter has handed over a fifth AS350B3 to the Phoenix Police Department's Air Support Unit...
November 17, 2010
China’s Guanxi Province Police has purchased an AgustaWestland AW139 that will serve a variety of roles...
November 17, 2010
In response to a recent fatal accident investigation that revealed a crack in the main rotor hub fitting of the Bell 212, FAA has published...
November 15, 2010
Russian Helicopters holding company Rostvertol has handed over another Mi-26TC to...
November 10, 2010
The board of directors of the MedEvac Foundation Intl has reappointed Dr. Kevin Hutton, founder of San Diego-based Golden Hour...
November 8, 2010
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has purchased an Erickson S-64 that will primarily be...
November 8, 2010
Noting a 2008 crash in Alaska that killed four people, NTSB is recommending that its European...
November 3, 2010
Goiás, a state in central Brazil, has signed a contract for three AgustaWestland AW119Kes for...
November 2, 2010
The Intl Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has granted the 2010 Excellence in Police Aviation Unit award to the...
November 1, 2010
Russian Helicopters Russian Helicopters division Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant has handed over the last of 40 Mi-171s (Mi-8AMT...
November 1, 2010
Welcome Andrew Drwiega As a fan of Rotor & Wing (and Defence Helicopters), I recognize Military Editor Andrew Drwiega as a particularly experienced and authoritative reporter on military helicopters and operations in Afghanistan. I’ve had the recent opportunity to work with the Marines of Camp Pendleton (home of fabled “Scarface” and the “Gunfighters”) of which Andrew has...
November 1, 2010
AgustaWestland AgustaWestland has sold another AW119Ke and an AW109 Grand to South Africa’s...
November 1, 2010
In late September the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released the results of a study of the implications of the changes in the air ambulance industry’s size and structure on safety and services. What was the point? Did anybody find this report useful, insightful or helpful? The GAO looked at how the industry changed in the last decade and the implications for the availability of services...
November 1, 2010
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) concerning helicopter operators, including air ambulances. If finalized, stricter rules and procedures, improved communications and training and additional on-board safety equipment would be the result, according to the regulatory agency. “This is a significant proposal that will improve the safety of...
November 1, 2010
AgustaWestland’s AW139 has achieved certification from Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee (MAK) in Moscow. The manufacturer is setting...
November 1, 2010
Mike Atwood Two new online podcasts and supporting white papers are now available through Rotor & Wing’s parent website, www.aviationtoday.com. Rotor & Wing Editor-in-Chief Joy Finnegan moderates a discussion with Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) President Mike Atwood in “Night Vision Goggle Classification: Myths and Misconceptions.”...
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