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July 25, 2011
Blountville, Tenn.-based Wysong Enterprises has completed the second of four Bell 407s for Med-Trans Corp...
July 21, 2011
At the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) Conference this week, Metro Aviation is displaying its newest completion—a Eurocopter EC145 for the...
July 20, 2011
Auckland, New Zealand-based Hawker Pacific has chosen Sandel Avionics’ HeliTAWS for its fleet of Sikorsky S-76s in...
July 14, 2011
Andrew Drwiega talked exclusively to three of Sikorsky’s presidents on the eve of the Paris Air Show 2011, including Sikorsky Aircraft President Jeffrey Pino. Rotor & Wing: There is a widespread international concern today over the direction and pace of rotorcraft development in order to meet future needs. A main focus of concern seems to be the lack of government funding...
July 14, 2011
Intermountain Healthcare has received the first of five GrandNew helicopters from AgustaWestland. The helicopter is the...
July 13, 2011
AgustaWestland has sold three AW169s to Capitale Helicoptere, which becomes the first Canadian operator to order the type. The Quebec-based company will employ the...
July 12, 2011
American Eurocopter has transferred the University of Michigan’s first EC155 to Shreveport, La.-based Metro Aviation for completions. It...
July 1, 2011
aparker@accessintel.com Helicopter Association International (HAI) President Matt Zuccaro raised some interesting points that are worth repeating in his “President’s Message” sent out to association members on June 1 titled, “Are We Aiming at the Correct Target?” While praising FAA, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the International Helicopter Safety Team...
July 1, 2011
Two of the largest providers of air medical transport sector have announced plans to join forces. Air Methods has acquired of Air Holdings Corp., parent company of Omniflight. The $200-million agreement is scheduled to close in July. Air Methods, already the largest HEMS operator in the U.S., adds Omniflight’s fleet of 95 aircraft to its already sizable portfolio of more than 300 helicopters and...
July 1, 2011
Metro Aviation has installed the first Cobham HeliSAS autopilot system in a Eurocopter AS350B2. The helicopter provides air medical service for...
July 1, 2011
I’ve enjoyed the high privilege of flying both helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft, in both military and civilian settings, thanks to Navy, Coast Guard and Pan-Am tours of duty, additionally padded by a long list of other miscellaneous aviation activities. I consequently feel qualified to conclude that rotary wing equipment and helicopter operating environments frequently tend to demand more of their...
June 30, 2011
United Rotorcraft Solutions has obtained a supplemental type certificate (STC) for Aspen...
June 27, 2011
Sikorsky Aircraft has sold an S-92 and two S-76C++ helicopters to Dublin, Ireland-based...
June 17, 2011
Whippany, N.J.-based Breeze-Eastern’s rescue hoist flight line safety and maintenance training has received...
June 6, 2011
Englewood, Colo.-based Air Methods Corp. has reached an agreement to purchase Air Holdings, parent company of Omniflight Helicopters. With headquarters...
May 27, 2011
Grupo Inaer has placed an order for seven AgustaWestland helicopters—two GrandNew light twins in EMS configuration, and...
May 19, 2011
American Eurocopter has delivered a fourth EC145 to the Geisinger Medical...
May 17, 2011
MEDSTAR of Lee County, Fla. has chosen Donaldson Aerospace & Defense to supply an...
May 12, 2011
Grupo Inaer holding company World Helicopters has acquired UK-based Bond Aviation Group for €300 million. Bond...
May 1, 2011
Everyone seems to have an opinion on what it will take to reduce accidents in EMS. There have been NTSB hearings and front page newspaper articles discussing the issue. What strikes me is that you rarely hear from the pilots. It is the pilots who are crashing aircraft, not FAA inspectors, medical program managers, or journalists. As a former EMS line pilot, here’s my wish list to improve safety...
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