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December 1, 2011
Attendees at AMTC 2011 inspect the cabin of a Bell 429 belonging to the San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington, N.M. Other air medical transport aircraft on display included an AgustaWestland GrandNew, Eurocopter EC130 and MD902. Photos by Ernie Stephens Saint Louis, Mo. was the site of the Association of the Air Medical Services’ (AAMS) 31st annual Air Medical Transport Conference, which was...
December 1, 2011
The Autonomous Province of Trento, Italy will receive a firefighting and EMS-ready AgustaWestland AW139 by the end of the year...
December 1, 2011
Charles Schmitt, former director of operations at French operator Héli-Union and a highly respected pilot in the helicopter industry, died in November at age 78. Schmitt had logged a total 11,800 flight hours. ICAO and other international organizations had used him as an expert. Among other distinctions, he had been awarded France’s Légion d’honneur order, Médaille...
December 1, 2011
Turbomeca USA President & CEO Russ Spray (left) and Turbomeca Chairman & CEO Olivier Andries prepare to present a plaque to the U.S. Army. Turbomeca presented the ceremonial 10,000th Arriel to the U.S. Army Oct. 27 during an event in front of hundreds of employees in Grand Prairie, Texas. On hand to accept the engine—which will go into one of the Army’s EADS North America UH-72A...
December 1, 2011
In an effort to provide a snapshot of the hundreds of stories in the helicopter industry that we cover each year, Rotor & Wing has assembled a list of more than 300 items published from January to November 2011. These news stories, features and product announcements ran in the pages of the print magazine—this doesn’t include our daily Top Stories at rotorandwing.com, web-only features...
December 1, 2011
While getting your rotorcraft ratings, the main focus is on the technical side of aviation. LTE, dissymmetry of lift and autorotations are examples of subjects/skills we work hard at mastering. We study hard to pass written and oral exams. After gaining our commercial certificate we then worry about how to get to some pre-determined amount of flight time or how to gain an ATP. One part of aviation...
December 1, 2011
It’s the life-saving medical helicopter that has been saving lives since 1985, and its team just received a great honor. The LIFE STAR program, owned and operated by Hartford Hospital, has...
November 30, 2011
Emergency Services Minister Neil Roberts and Rio Tinto Chief Executive, Energy, Doug Ritchie today announced a new $10 million commitment to community...
November 29, 2011
Englewood, Colo.-based AeroSimulators has completed delivery of a Eurocopter EC135 simulator to Air Methods. The...
November 28, 2011
Blountville, Tenn.-based Wysong Enterprises has handed over the third of four refurbished MD500Ds to Air2. The...
November 23, 2011
Xilin Fengteng General Aviation has purchased an EC120B and an EC135 from Eurocopter China. Xilin Fengteng, a newly registered operator, is...
November 17, 2011
STAT MedEvac has placed an order with Shreveport, La.-based Metro Aviation for completions work on five Eurocopter variants—three...
November 15, 2011
Eurocopter has received a large order from a longtime operator, as DRF Luftrettung has agreed to purchase 25 EC145T2s. The German air rescue organization plans to replace a fleet of BK117s...
November 11, 2011
Switzerland-based Aerolite has obtained FAA approval for its EMS-configured interior on the AgustaWestland AW139. The EMS interior is...
November 10, 2011
The Civil Aviation Authority of Seychelles, an island in the Indian Ocean east of Africa, has granted an air operator certificate (AOC) to Helicopter...
November 2, 2011
Two air medical helicopter operators are now using Becker Avionics’ DVCS6100 digital audio systems. Buffalo, N.Y.-based Mercy...
November 2, 2011
Peoria, Ill.-based OSF Aviation has selected Air Methodsí United Rotorcraft division to supply air medical interior modifications on...
November 2, 2011
Italy’s Trento Fire Fighting Department Aviation Unit received the first of two AW139s, to be used to for emergency medical services, search and rescue and disaster relief...
November 1, 2011
Photos by Andrew Parker This year’s Helitech, held September 27–29 in Duxford, featured more than 5,000 visitors, 200 exhibitors, a static...
November 1, 2011
Left to right at Helitech 2011 in Duxford are Bruno Even, Turbomeca vice president of operations; Christian Hamel, former Turbomeca UK CEO; Samantha Willenbacher, director of Bristow Academy, Wendell Dunaway, Turbomeca USA...
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