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December 1, 2013
Cougar Helicopters operates a fleet of nine Sikorsky S-92s for offshore transport and SAR missions. Nine are based in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Three operate from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Photos by Ernie Stephens     Rain and poor visibility are the one-two punch that keeps most helicopter operations on the ground. But not so at Cougar Helicopters located in St. John’s, Newfoundland. On...
November 25, 2013
Quest Aviation Solutions announced its appointment as the exclusive MD Helicopters distributor for the United Arab Emirates on the second day of the Dubai Airshow. “We actually signed the document three weeks ago but we have been working on it for a long time,” said Mike Creed, Quest’s group aircraft sales and commercial director. “The market that we are aiming at is the seven...
November 25, 2013
Simplex Aerospace has obtained a supplemental type certificate (STC) from the Aviation Register of Interstate Committee in Russia for its Fire Attack system on the...
November 21, 2013
Brisbane-based Australian Helicopters is renewing its annual “Movember” contest, which challenges operators to grow and send in...
November 20, 2013
The New South Wales Police Force has reached an agreement to bring the first Bell 412EPI helicopter to Australia. The...
November 19, 2013
Russian Helicopters has delivered four Mi-171E transport helicopters to Chinese defense manufacturing company Poly Technologies. Under an...
November 18, 2013
North Texas-based medical transport provider CareFlite has received the first of four Bell 407GXs. United...
November 15, 2013
The U.S. Marines are sending four additional Bell-Boeing MV-22B Ospreys to support disaster relief efforts in the Philippines following the Haiyan/Yolanda typhoon that recently struck the region. Photo: Lance Cpl. Diamond Peden. According to a statement by the Philippine government's national disaster risk reduction and management...
November 15, 2013
Bristow Helicopters has selected the A800 Trakkabeam tactical searchlight for 22 of its helicopters on order as part of the UK...
November 14, 2013
Bell Helicopter has handed over the first seven of 15 Bell 429s to the Turkish National Police. According to Bell, the 429s will be used...
November 13, 2013
Enstrom has obtained updated type certification in Brazil and Argentina for the 480 and 480B...
November 13, 2013
The Indonesian army Mi-17-V5 medium lift helicopter that crashed into jungle in the remote Malinau district of North Kalimantan province in the Indonesian part of Borneo island killing 13 on board was not overloaded and was in the final stages of landing, Indonesian military officials have stated. The crash on November 9 involved one of the Indonesian Army’s 15 Mi-17-V5 helicopters. According to...
November 12, 2013
Eurocopter has handed over the first of four EC145s to the National Police of Peru, as the country's Interior Ministry looks to modernize its public security aircraft fleet...
November 7, 2013
U.K.-based Sloane Helicopters has acquired an AgustaWestland AW109 GrandNew as the result of a leasing agreement with Milestone Aviation...
November 6, 2013
Russian Helicopters has secured an order for a Ka-32A11BC from the Belarus Emergencies Ministry. The Minsk department of the government agency will operate the helicopter in the firefighting...
November 6, 2013
Simplex Aerospace is adding the Max-Viz enhanced vision system as standard equipment on its SkyCannon helicopter-mounted firefighting system. The Astronics-produced Max-Viz EVS gives firefighters the ability to see...
November 5, 2013
Offshore, EMS, firefighting and SAR operator Era Helicopters has reached a five-year agreement with Canada-based Vector Aerospace...
November 4, 2013
AgustaWestland has appointed Grand Prairie, Texas-based Uniflight as an authorized service center (ASC) at its facility in Belle Vernon, Pa. The designation allows the Uniflight location to conduct airframe maintenance inspections on the AW119...
November 1, 2013
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has placed orders for a total of 14 new helicopters from MD as the Middle Eastern nation...
November 1, 2013
Upon my arrival at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) exhibition hall in Orlando a couple months ago, I got a big surprise. It was the appearance of a helicopter from an agency I know. It was move-in day, which is when the exhibitors set up their booths, and the various helicopters that will be on display are wheeled inside. I was there to get the Rotor & Wing booth ready when I saw a...
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