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September 14, 2016
Helicopter Association International (HAI) is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Salute to Excellence Awards. With nine award categories, HAI looks to celebrate those who go above and beyond in all aspects of the vertical aviation profession. Anyone, HAI member or...
September 12, 2016
Del Mar College first responder students got an up-close look at what it's like to work for an air ambulance service, local news outlets reported. A HALO-Flight helicopter landed on the West Campus in Corpus Christi, Texas, where approximately 80 students waited eagerly...
September 9, 2016
Helicopter rescue teams rescued dozens of the 110 tourists stranded mid-air in cable cars over the French Alps, according to news reports. The rescue included a Eurocopter EC145 operated by the French...
September 8, 2016
As many bird species begin their annual migrations out of Elk Island National Park for the winter, Parks...
September 8, 2016
  Airbus Helicopters, Inc. is making Precise Flight's Pulselite Bird Strike Prevention System available as an option on its aircraft as the U.S. industry puzzles over a sharp recent increase in midair collisions between birds and rotorcraft. The FAA Rotorcraft Directorate late last year called for creation of a special industry/government group to review helicopter bird-strike protection standards, to...
September 7, 2016
Air Ambulance Northern Ireland (AANI) has tapped Babcock Mission Critical Services Onshore as its aviation supplier, providing air medical coverage across the country every day of the year. Babcock will supply two Eurocopter EC135s, according to...
September 2, 2016
A Minnesota man will face both federal and state charges for shooting at a US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) helicopter during a drug reconnaissance mission earlier this month. On Aug. 8, a CBP pilot, an FBI agent and a Polk County deputy were onboard the helicopter as part of the...
September 1, 2016
CybAero has delivered three systems of unmanned helicopters meant for the Chinese Customers. In January 2014, the Chinese operator Jolly signed the...
September 1, 2016
Sep. 1 is the anniversary of the earthquake that struck Tokyo in 1923. Photo courtesy of The Osaka Mainichi Japan held a major drill today to test national, prefecture and local government agencies' responses to a massive earthquake off its central and eastern coasts.   Rotorcraft...
August 31, 2016
With the largest multi-sport event in the world held this summer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, security became a major concern for tourists and visiting athletes. Reports of armed robberies, attacks and other criminal activity prompted Olympic committees and local officials to issue travel warnings and curfews. Helicopters were instrumental in protecting Olympic athletes, dignitaries and spectators. They were...
August 31, 2016
Top industry leaders will share their expertise in applying new and emerging technologies to meet business and operational goals with helicopter owners and operators at R&WI’s Rotorcraft Technology Summit in Texas this month. Following on last year’s inaugural Rotorcraft Certification Summit, attendees on Sep. 19 to 20 at the Hilton Fort Worth will meet and hear from leading technology...
August 29, 2016
Photo courtesy of Bell Helicopter The Turkish National Police's and General Directorate of Forestry's fleets of Bell Helicopter 429s have reached a 95% operational availability rate, Bell said Monday. The helicopters support public...
August 28, 2016
A new world of opportunities for drone operators opens next week on August 29 when the new small drone rule for...
August 26, 2016
Waypoint Leasing Ltd. has acquired a pre-owned Leonardo AW139 in the air medical configuration and has placed it...
August 25, 2016
The Alabama National Guard has deployed an additional helicopter to the southern U.S. border. It is the latest Guard unit to support counter-drug and immigration control operations along the frontier with Mexico. The state dispatched a second Airbus Helicopters UH-72A and one pilot to Marana, Arizona, after Gov. Robert Bentley responded to a National Guard Bureau request for additional air support for U.S...
August 24, 2016
Helicopters Bought By U.K. Government Can't Use Hospital Helipads Twenty-two Sikorsky S92 and AgustaWestland AW189 helicopters...
August 23, 2016
At least two groups are accepting donations to help emergency responders afflicted by this month’s severe flooding in Louisiana. More than 20 parishes (or counties) surrounding Baton Rouge and Lafayette in the southeastern part of the state were flooded after an intense rainstorm stalled over the area Aug. 11. Rains fell at 2 to 3 in an hour throughout the region, and 10 rivers flooded, including...
August 22, 2016
Air medical helicopters are flying over and landing at the future site of a permanent memorial to...
August 19, 2016
Newer aircraft like the Marenco Swisshelicopter SH09 would have to prove commercial airliner-level reliability to achieve single-engine IFR certification. Photo courtesy of Marenco The FAA's Rotorcraft Directorate is prioritizing a review of certification policy for light helicopters to "facilitate a more rapid incorporation of advances in technology" in those aircraft, a top official has...
August 19, 2016
Since the government took office last December, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has spent much of his time musing about...
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