Archives :: Rotor & Wing Magazine :: Public Service

Displaying 61 - 80 of 2470 stories.
August 16, 2016
Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings slipped on a pair of headphones, buckled into the backseat of the shiny new...
August 16, 2016
The FAA has selected the University of Oklahoma and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to lead its new Air Transportation Center of Excellence for Technical Training and Human Performance. The center will conduct research and development on technical training for...
August 15, 2016
A South African conservation fund is dedicating $500,000 for helicopter support to fight poaching of rhinoceros, elephants, lions and other endangered animals in that nation.  The GES Africa Conservation Fund said the money will pay for “a critically needed quick-reaction” helicopter to support anti-poaching operations in the Greater Kruger National Park region of northeast South Africa...
August 12, 2016
Leads Broadcast Industry In Using Drones For Newsgathering Sinclair Broadcast Group has joined leaders in...
August 10, 2016
The second aircraft, at the YAA’s other airbase at RAF Topcliffe near Thirsk, is expected to be in action...
August 10, 2016
NASA Astronaut and International Space Station Commander Tim Kopra will launch Rotor & Wing International's Rotorcraft Technology Summit with a Sep. 19 keynote address at the day-and-a-half event in downtown Fort Worth, Texas.    Kopra returned to Earth June 18 after 186 days (109 as commander) on the orbiting research laboratory. Combined with his past NASA missions, the retired U.S. Army...
August 9, 2016
Era Group is partnering with a leading industrial-safety firm to offer unmanned aircraft for construction, engineering, inspection and survey work as well as emergency response and disaster recovery.  The Houston, Texas-based major helicopter operator has formed an Unmanned Aerial Solutions service and struck a deal to be the exclusive provider of drone services to Total Safety, the industrial...
August 8, 2016
Erickson Inc. and Australian partner Kestrel Aviation Ltd. have been awarded a two-yr $24 million contract extension to provide wildland helicopter firefighting services in Australia. Both Erickson and Victoria-based Kestrel will...
August 5, 2016
The early bird deadline for discounted registration to R&WI's Rotorcraft Technology Summit is today. Interested attendees can register by today to receive a discount of $200 from their registration fees for the event to be held in Fort Worth, Texas, Sep. 19 to 20. You can register on the summit's website at...
August 5, 2016
Sikorsky plans to build its operation in Colombia into a hub for supporting Black Hawk operators throughout Latin America.  The manufacturer in 2012 established facilities in Colombia to support operations there. Colombia is the largest Black Hawk operator in the region, Sikorsky said. That nation’s army, air force and national police together have more than 100 Black Hawks and that country has...
August 4, 2016
The Italian Coast Guard has ordered two Leonardo AW139s, increasing the service's fleet to 12 AW139s. The helicopters will be used in missions such as maritime patrol, search and rescue, and emergency medical services.  Since the guard's 2010 contract to...
August 2, 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 Rotor & Wing International's Rotorcraft Technology Summit in Fort Worth, Texas, this September. The Summit...
August 2, 2016
New York East End residents and activists are angered over the FAA's recent decision to keep a...
August 1, 2016
In last month’s article on airborne use of force by police agencies, R&WI contributor Frank Lombardi explained that the mere presence of a helicopter could deter criminal activity and change the situation on the ground for the better (“Police Face Much to Consider in Airborne Use of Force,” R&WI, July 2016, page 28). This is a public-safety benefit of helicopter capabilities...
August 1, 2016
By Anne Musquere Today less than 300 civilian helicopters are flying in India — that is less than 1% of the worldwide civil helicopter fleet, for a country of 1.2 billion people. But civil helicopter operations in India, suffering from lack of infrastructure, rigid policy and high costs, should benefit from the new National Civil Aviation Policy issued June 15 and the subsequent draft Regional...
August 1, 2016
  The U.S. Department of Agriculture is planning to...
July 27, 2016
Next year's fire season may be drone-free thanks to a new system developed by the U.S. Interior Dept. That effort aims to prevent drone pilots from interfering with aircraft fighting wildfires. The prototype project, the department said, uses a smartphone app and initial wildfire location data to provide real-time alerts and geofencing alarms to help drone pilots avoid interfering with firefighting...
July 25, 2016
The No. 1 525 prototype’s main rotor blades appear to have struck its tail and nose during a high-speed, engine-out test that ended with the July 6 crash that killed its two pilots, Rotor & Wing International has learned. “We saw signs consistent with a blade strike on the tailboom,” the National Transportation Safety Board’s investigator-in-charge for the probe, John Lovell...
July 22, 2016
The FAA will host the 2016 International Rotorcraft Safety Conference Oct. 25 to 27 at the Hurst Conference Center in Hurst, Texas.  This year, the conference will focus on...
July 15, 2016
How will the run-up to November's U.S. presidential election affect the helicopter community? For one thing, it might stall any new rulemaking actions and policy initiatives (except emergency ones) addressing safety problems.    It has become a tradition in Washington toward the middle of a presidential election year for the message to come down from above in the federal government's executive...
Pages: « Previous  1 2 3 [4] 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Next »

Live chat by BoldChat