Archives :: Rotor & Wing Magazine :: Public Service

Displaying 2001 - 2020 of 2470 stories.
August 14, 2008
Specialist Aviation Services recalled all 18 of its MD Helicopters MD-902s from police and emergency medical service lessees while it investigated the control system failure. On Aug. 8, an SAS Explorer on lease to Great North Air Ambulance of Durham, England, executed a run-on...
August 11, 2008
Four men were in trouble off the coast of Cannon Beach, Ore. this past weekend. The Coast Guard Group/Air Station Astoria, “Received a call from the vessel over VHF radio about 6:10 a.m. PST, reporting mayday they were taking on water and putting on life jackets preparing to go in the water,” Group Deputy Officer Mark Dobney told R&W, “The men then used the [emergency...
August 8, 2008
An elderly woman went missing from her Lancashire home yesterday and police and mountain rescue teams...
August 6, 2008
Two pilots and two on-board technical staff are still missing, three days after taking off from the Hyderabad Airport in India. A...
August 4, 2008
The $33.6 million will help to upgrade or replace some of aviation command’s fleet. Nine of the 12 Dauphins are nearing the end of two decades and are used to fly aerial law...
August 4, 2008
Military commanders in Afghanistan will soon get some relief that they have been calling for. A fifth of the RAF's search and rescue helicopter crews will be sent to help British troops in...
August 1, 2008
Well thought-out requirements and good planning are essential to getting an end product that is a pleasing, perfect helicopter, whether the aircraft is new or used. Primer Definitions: Completions and Refurbishments or Refurbs: While not defined in Webster’s dictionary, typically a helicopter completion involves making a factory-new helicopter meet a customer’s prescribed specifications. A...
August 1, 2008
Paul Schaaf has been through several aircraft completions, and has learned some lessons through them. The chief pilot for the Fairfax County, Va. Police Dept’s Helicopter Div was project manager for the recent upgrade of its two Bell Helicopter Model 407s to what is called the Mission Enhanced configuration. He also participated in past completions of the division’s old 206 LongRanger and the...
August 1, 2008
NEWS U.S. industry leaders, accident investigators and regulators are debating whether additional steps should be taken to improve air ambulance safety in the wake of a midair collision that killed five crewmembers and two patients. The June 29 collision of two Bell Helicopter 407s on approach to Arizona’s Flagstaff Medical Center stunned industry leaders. They had closed 2007 optimistic that...
August 1, 2008
There is always far more to a news story than what makes it into print — the back story of all the intricate maneuvering and hours of negotiations, the legal and financial aspects, who may be grinding an axe, protecting a friend or pursuing a financial interest. The challenge for us here at Rotor & Wing, and for any journalists, is to convey the heart of a story accurately without explaining...
August 1, 2008
COMMERCIAL Australian regulators in late June launched a first-ever, month-long review of the safety of helicopter and other operations in the northern part of that country. Two teams of Civil Aviation Safety Authority inspectors, investigators and safety advisors planned to carry out...
August 1, 2008
PUBLIC SERVICE The World Food Program needs more qualified helicopter-support vendors around the globe, the head of that U.N. agency’s aviation unit told Rotor & Wing. Pierre Carrasse said the agency at any one time has 60 aircraft in the field, operating in 15 or so countries around the world. Most of those are fixed-wing, he said, but the contracted helicopters the agency fields play key roles...
August 1, 2008
NTSB: Boost Tour Operator Training, Oversight U.S. accident investigators say they have evidence of air tour maintenance problems and want industry leaders and the FAA to act quickly to put an end to them. The National Transportation Safety Board’s call is based on investigations into the March 8, 2007, Princeville, Hawaii crash of a Heli-USA Airways Aérospatiale AS350BA1 and a Sept. 11, 2002...
August 1, 2008
The Australian Defence Force has decided not to purchase a dedicated medical evacuation helicopter that was to be used in...
July 28, 2008
This Friday, August 1, is the deadline to submit your nominations for the Rotor & Wing Helicopter Heroism Awards. Winners...
July 25, 2008
The Ohio Highway Patrol aviation unit is working hard to battle crime on the streets of Canton. As part of a four-day effort, the six dual-rated pilots are using their...
July 24, 2008
The Homeland Security Dept. is calling for more of the Eurocopter aircraft for its Customs and Border Protection service. The vendor, American Eurocopter, expects the indefinite...
July 23, 2008
Three climbers became trapped on Pakistan’s Nanga Parbat in the Himalayas and one of them fell into a ravine and died. The other...
July 21, 2008
Aircraft of the U.S. Air Force’s 302nd Air Expeditionary Group began their third week of coordinated efforts to control wildfires in California. The 302nd AEG aerial assets have conducted nearly 1,000 drops, delivering more than...
July 14, 2008
The new Vigor Health Usage and Management System (VHUMS) will be used on the S-76D executive transport helicopter. VHUMS is a new family of lower cost, full functionality health usage management systems (HUMS) optimized for mid-size helicopters. The system will...
Pages: « Previous  92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 [101] 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 Next »

Live chat by BoldChat