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December 23, 2008
The Department of Defense contracted with Canadian Helicopters to provide Bell 212s to support...
December 19, 2008
American Eurocopter now has its first full-motion, full-visual simulator on duty for its popular EC135/145 model helicopters. "This is a tremendous milestone for our training department,” said...
December 15, 2008
Air Force officials have released information on a joint sea rescue with the British Royal Air Force that took place on a merchant vessel off the coast of Ireland. The incident, which occurred on Dec. 10...
December 1, 2008
Chinook Downwash and Other Failings PARIS — Under British military procedures, the bodies of soldiers killed overseas are flown back to the Royal Air Force base at Brize Norton and, thanks to the peculiarities of English law, civilian coroners must hold inquests on these deaths. The Oxford coroner, who has jurisdiction over RAF Brize Norton, has demonstrated in past inquests an unwavering thirst for...
December 1, 2008
NEWS The Newtown, Conn-based aerospace market analysis firm, Forecast International (FI), concluded its three-month study of the helicopter industry and determined light military helicopters will be the most dynamic sector worldwide for the rotorcraft market. FI’s data, which they gather on an annual basis, indicates production of light military helicopters will double in the next several years...
December 1, 2008
COMMERCIAL | MILITARY In the wake of the Pentagon’s cancellation of a contract with Bell Helicopter to build the new Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) for the Army, the Texas-based helicopter manufacturer announced 500 jobs cuts, mostly in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, but also in Amarillo, Texas. The layoffs represent four percent of Bell’s total...
December 1, 2008
PUBLIC SERVICE The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has scheduled a public hearing to take comments and testimony on the safety of airborne emergency medical service (EMS) operations. The three-day hearing will begin on Feb. 3, 2009 at NTSB headquarters in Washington, D.C. "We have seen an alarming rise in the numbers of EMS accidents and the [NTSB] believes some of these accidents could...
December 1, 2008
TRAINING | PUBLIC SERVICE The Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC), sponsored by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), convened in Minneapolis, Minn. on October 20-22. Approximately 2,400 air medical professionals were on hand at the Minneapolis Convention Center to participate in classroom training, workshops and networking activities, while more than 150 venders from around the world...
December 1, 2008
PRODUCTS Dart Helicopter Services (DHS) of Piney Flats, Tenn. has been named as an authorized distributor of Spectrolab’s popular line of illumination products. Sylar, Calif.-based Spectrolab, a subsidiary of Boeing, manufactures the Nightsun...
December 1, 2008
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December 1, 2008
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November 25, 2008
The North Carolina Army National Guard received a UH-72A Lakota helicopter Monday afternoon at...
November 24, 2008
The North Carolina Army National Guard received a UH-72A Lakota helicopter Monday afternoon at...
November 14, 2008
Lockheed Martin completed the first flight of its fully integrated Pathfinder advanced pilotage system on an Army HH-60L Black Hawk medevac helicopter at Felker Army Airfield, Fort Eustis, Va. This flight marks the beginning of the developmental test phase for this cargo and utility aircraft...
November 11, 2008
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh have equipped an unmanned rotorcraft with the ability to fly at low altitudes, navigate tight spaces and avoid...
November 10, 2008
Pursuant to the loss of three Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King helicopters to a fire aboard an Argentine icebreaker in 2007, the U.S. Navy has delivered a pair of its own SH-3Hs to the South...
November 7, 2008
AgustaWestland and Oboronprom announced they have signed an agreement for the establishment of a 50-50 joint venture in Russia to set up and run a civil AW139...
November 4, 2008
Forecast International projects that 2,176 light rotorcraft will be produced for military use during the 10-year period from 2008 through 2107. The Connecticut-based firm estimates the value of this...
November 4, 2008
The round table discussion at the Air Medical Transport Conference was the first of its kind for the flight chaplains. This forum allowed participants to interact with a flight...
November 1, 2008
One panel at the Search and Rescue Summit 2008 was “The Go/No Go Decision.” This interactive event revealed some pieces involved in deciding whether or not to scrub a mission. Risk management and communication were a common thread. “I think his point is communication within the aircraft. There are four guys in there that are going out to a really bad situation,” said Cdr Jim...
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