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July 14, 2008
Air Evac Lifeteam opened a base at the Danville-Boyle County Airport in Junction City, Ky., and will serve rural communities within a 70-mile radius of Danville. Air Evac runs more than 75 bases...
July 11, 2008
In the city of Colonie, N.Y., city officials are ending a 15-year relationship between local paramedics and state police by refusing to staff the Lifeguard Air Rescue Program. Reported by an area Web site, timesunion.com, the city weighed costs and liability and decided that it will focus its efforts on the local...
July 9, 2008
August 1, 2008 is the deadline for nominations for Rotor & Wing’s Helicopter Heroism Awards. If you know of displays of heroism and flying skills involving helicopter crews and individuals on missions conducted in calendar...
July 3, 2008
Welcome to R&W’s updated homepage. You’ll still find all the rotorcraft information you require here, with our daily news briefs, powerful search engine and current...
July 2, 2008
The 10 helicopters that have delivered food and supplies to thousands of stranded survivors in the Irrawaddy delta may be grounded unless the international community provides $50 million in funding for the continued efforts...
July 1, 2008
PRODUCTS | UAVS Honeywell has fitted its Micro Air Vehicle with a gimballed sensor that allows a ground station operator to reposition the camera remotely. This is intended to...
July 1, 2008
Growing recognition of homeland security needs, the availability of funding to meet them, and new equipment to support those missions are lifting police air units from England to Indonesia. Law enforcement agencies across the globe are recognizing the value of airborne support and acting to secure it for their operations. In almost every region of the world, prospects are for the growth of airborne law...
July 1, 2008
The United Kingdom is a small country, but it does have big ideas when it comes to police helicopters. The nation’s 60 million people live in a country of 93 million sq mi. That compares in size with the U.S. state of Michigan (with a bit more than 10 million residents) and is one-third that of Texas (with more than 23.5 million). To cover this area, England and Wales have 43 police forces, Scotland...
July 1, 2008
The Brazilian state of São Paulo has more than 41 million inhabitants in its more than 96,135 sq mi (249,000 sq km). One of 26 states and one federal district in the country, it accounts for 32 percent of Brazil’s gross domestic product. The greater metropolitan area of São Paulo city, at 3,065 sq mi (7,944 sq km), alone hosts 20 million people. Its streets are crammed with more than...
July 1, 2008
The Asia-Pacific region is viewed as the world’s airborne law enforcement market with the largest potential for growth in the next decade — largely because of the prospects envisioned by aircraft and mission equipment managers for that segment in China. Nations in the region, such as China, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, as well as Australia and New...
July 1, 2008
Miami and Houston police soon should be using small, unmanned aerial systems (UASs) to help fight crime and improve their situational awareness during the response to an emergency or disaster. The Miami-Dade Police Dept. shortly plans to have a 14-lb, ducted-fan Honeywell Micro Air Vehicle equipped with electro-optical and infrared sensors patrolling above Miami’s streets. For 4-6 months, it will...
July 1, 2008
Vendors are working hard to support airborne law enforcement units seeking communications gear that meets new requirements for interoperable communications. The industry/government Project 25 initiative is forcing police air units throughout the United States to upgrade their aircraft communications suites with radios that meet higher standards for digital encryption, interoperability and frequency...
July 1, 2008
TFOs: The Unsung Heroes Yes, I’m guilty, albeit unintentionally. Even though most of my columns are intended for every member of a law enforcement helicopter crew, I have never written anything exclusively about the tactical flight officer (TFO). That doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate these unsung heroes. I feel just the opposite. Having played the role of pilot and TFO, I learned firsthand...
July 1, 2008
PRODUCTS MD Helicopters has logged some success with its MD-902 Explorer product line. The National Health Authority of the Persian Gulf emirate of Qatar has decided to continue an air ambulance service using an Explorer following a six-month trial. The authority said...
June 25, 2008
The two U.K. police officers and helicopter pilot were nominated for the country’s Police Bravery Awards, which honor police officers in England and Wales for heroic actions. The team saved a woman from drowning in the River Derwent in Derbyshire, England. Pilot and Captain Eric Church, hovered near power lines...
June 24, 2008
The United Nations World Food Program is running out of money to run helicopter emergency-relief operations. The Rome-based agency's efforts to fly relief supplies to...
June 23, 2008
August 1, 2008 is the deadline for nominations for Rotor & Wing’s Helicopter Heroism Awards. If you know of displays of heroism and flying skills involving helicopter crews and individuals on missions conducted in calendar year 2007...
June 20, 2008
The market analysis firm Forecast International sees piston-powered helicopter production to taper off in coming years. Production in that category has been booming since 2002, when only about 290 units were...
June 20, 2008
Summertime always brings with it the risk of forest fires in rain-starved landscapes. On the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, a forest fire forced the evacuation of six villages this week. The island is facing one of the worst droughts on record and had to use scarce water...
June 18, 2008
Mark Cavanagh, 48, turned himself in to police last month and was charged with the theft of the ex-military Bell Helicopter OH-58 Kiowa. According to...
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