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August 16, 2016
Marlink and IDG Europe's Smalltrack device operates on the Iridium satellite network. Photo courtesy of Marlink A Swedish air ambulance helicopter, along with a fixed-wing aircraft, recently took part in trials testing Marlink and IDG Europe's portable tracking system operated on the Iridium satellite network. An Airbus Helicopters AS365 Dauphin N2 operated by Sweden's...
August 12, 2016
The National EMS Pilots Assn. (NEMSPA) has appointed Miles Dunagan as its next president elect and will be taking the reins at the annual Air Medical Transport Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, in September.   Dunagan has been a fixed- and rotary-wing commercial pilot for 27 yr with more than 8,000 hr...
August 12, 2016
A Memphis, Tennessee-based air medical transport provider has received its second Airbus Helicopters H130.  Hospital Wing's fleet consists of seven other Airbus...
August 10, 2016
The second aircraft, at the YAA’s other airbase at RAF Topcliffe near Thirsk, is expected to be in action...
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 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...
July 28, 2016
Airbus Helicopters' H160 has passed a few milestones during flight testing, the company said Thursday. Airbus said it has validated the aircraft's aeromechanical configuration, which provided low vibration levels and great stability. Unveiled at Heli-Expo in March 2015, the medium twin is the first new member of Airbus' H series. The manufacturer said the aircraft is...
July 27, 2016
Leonardo-Finmeccanica delivered an AW GrandNew helicopter to the vice president of Panama, the company said. The aircraft will be used in Panama for emergency medical services. The VP was presented with the aircraft during...
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 15, 2016
Tata Advanced Systems Ltd. and Bell Helicopter will work together to support India's aviation and defense modernization initiatives. The joint venture will develop both commercial and government light utility and reconnaissance helicopter...
July 13, 2016
Leonardo-Finmeccanica has sold three GrandNew EMS helicopters to LifeFlight of Maine. The aircraft will transition into a mixed fleet of aircraft to deliver care and to transport patients. The helicopters are...
July 12, 2016
The National EMS Pilots Assn. is accepting nominations for the 2016 EMS Pilot of the Year award. It will be presented at the...
July 8, 2016
The FAA says it is encouraging owners of helicopters and smaller airplanes to install new safety equipment voluntarily by making broader use of a policy that went into effect March 31.   The agency said the new policy on installation of Non-Required Safety Enhancing Equipment (NORSEE) would streamline the process and reduce costs for fielding gear not currently required by regulations. The FAA said...
July 5, 2016
India's civil aviation ministry is seeking stakeholder comments on a proposed fare schedule for regional air transport in the country, including helicopter flights. Businesses and the public have until July 22 to comment on the schedule, called the Regional Air Connectivity Scheme, which the ministry released July 1. In a statement then, it said the fare schedule has "the twin objectives of promoting...
June 28, 2016
Kathryn Purwin, widow of the late Alan Purwin, has taken over as CEO of Helinet Aviation Services, which provides travel, emergency medical, electronic newsgathering and TV/film production services. Purwin will build on her husband's vision to help law enforcement...
June 24, 2016
Bell Helicopter has named its former head of commercial business to lead its engineering organization and innovation initiatives. The manufacturer said Matt Hasik now serves as EVP for Technology and Innovation and is a member of Bell Helicopter's Executive Leadership Team. He is responsible for leading the company's "core engineering team and providing strategic direction for designing, developing...
June 17, 2016
Kagoshima International Aviation in Kirishima, Japan, has placed an order for a second AgustaWestland GrandNew light twin-engine helicopter for EMS missions in the Kagoshima Prefecture. That aircraft...
June 16, 2016
REACH Air Medical Services and California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR) have merged, creating the largest network of air ambulance bases in California. Sean Russell, REACH president, and Lynn Malmstrom, CALSTAR CEO, said CALSTAR will become a limited...
June 15, 2016
A Mississippi-based hospital is getting a new emergency medical service helicopter. The Ochsner Health and Singing River systems have...
June 15, 2016
Bell Helicopter last week concluded demonstrations of its 412EPI to defense, coast guard and public safety officials in Vietnam, then moved on to Nepal to highlight the twin-engine 412EPI’s high-altitude performance. The demonstrations came less than a month after U.S. President Barack Obama's May visit to Vietnam, during which he declared that a four-decade embargo on arms shipments to that...
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