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January 1, 2012
Sandel Avionics has provided Minneapolis, Minn.-based MSP Aero with its WireWatch system for a fleet of...
December 20, 2011
Eurocopter Romania has handed over the first of six EC135s to the Romanian Ministry of Health. The contract, which was...
December 9, 2011
Metro Aviation has agreed to modify two Eurocopter EC145s for Duke University’s Life Flight HEMS...
December 7, 2011
During the Dubai Air Show in November, AgustaWestland kept busy pushing the two newest members of its family of helicopters. The AW169, introduced at the 2010 Farnborough Air Show, and the AW189, unveiled at the 2011 Paris Air Show in June, are already finding success among operators worldwide, according to an AgustaWestland spokesman, who added that the two models will be heavily promoted at the upcoming...
December 7, 2011
REACH Air Medical Services and Cal-Ore Life Flight announce the merger of the two privately-held companies, creating the most comprehensive network of...
December 3, 2011
Big Bend Community College and Inland Helicopters of Spokane have partnered to train a new generation of helicopter pilots. The new pilot...
December 1, 2011
Putting HEMS Decisions Back into Pilots’ Hands I’m a 15-year HEMS PIC, based at a large university hospital. Hospital-based aircraft are usually leased from an aviation vendor, which also provides flight crews (the medical crews are usually hospital employees). The biggest safety concern in this arrangement is the vendor’s surrender of operational control in the interest of...
December 1, 2011
Eurocopter’s EC145T2 takes to the skies with a BK117 during a recent customer demonstration of the helicopter variant from its facility in Grand Prairie, Texas. Eurocopter Eurocopter has received a large fleet order from a longtime operator, as DRF Luftrettung has agreed to purchase 25 EC145T2s. The...
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...
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