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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
Aircraft Sales Brokers Austin Jet International 6501 Torrey Pines Austin, TX 78746 E-mail: helisales@austinjet.com Web: www.austinjet.com Phone: 512-292-7088 Fax: 512-233-2726 Heli-Lynx 684 Mud Street East, Hangar #1 Stoney Creek, ON, Canada L8J 3C9 E-mail: info@helilynx.com Web: www.helilynx.com Phone: 905-643-7334 Fax: 905-643-7223 Buyer’s Agents Austin Jet International 6501 Torrey Pines Austin...
December 1, 2008
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November 28, 2008
On Nov. 26, the Spanish Ministry of Defence received the first EC135 manufactured at Eurocopter’s plant in Albatece, Spain.  The facility, which opened in March...
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 1, 2008
The Sniping Continues I couldn’t help but read in amazement Giovanni de Briganti’s recent article concerning helicopter sniper operations as well as his assessment of allied helicopter capabilities ("Heli-Snipers Prove Effective: June 2008, page 54). I must have imagined in my mind the numerous sniper operations I flew in 2005 and 2006 in Iraq with the 101st Airborne. I suppose all of the...
November 1, 2008
COMMERCIAL | MILITARY RotorFest, the annual helicopter open house and air show hosted by the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center in West Chester, Penn. drew a crowd of 3,500 rotorcraft enthusiasts each day of the weekend-long event, which was held on October 11 and 12. Visitors of all ages could stroll through the museum where history-making helicopters, such as an AH-1 Cobra, a Bell 206B...
November 1, 2008
As the crew neared the landing zone, the number of injured soilders rose. The amazing story of how a night-mission crew, under enemy fire, saved the men they were sent to rescue. For most Rotor & Wing readers, the daunting efforts expended by this year’s Helicopter Heroism nominees would make your eyes water and heart pound. Standing out from those remarkable nominations was one mission in...
November 1, 2008
The winners of the Military and Public Service 2007 Above And Beyond The Call Awards performed their duties bravely, professionally, safely and with honor. This year, as in past years, the Helicopter Heroism Award judges had a tough time picking the overall winner, and the winners of the military and public service categories from the 20-plus reports submitted to R&W from all around the world. Hours...
November 1, 2008
There are pros and cons to buying surplus military aircraft: the helicopters may be less expensive, but the purchase is a lot like buying a used car — you don’t know where it’s been or who has been driving. After years of use in U.S. military operations, many well-seasoned military helicopters will be classified as excess inventory and will be released from the military’s inventory...
November 1, 2008
With the obvious exception of Boeing’s AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, many military rotorcraft designs find their way into civilian service. The most common are the OH-58 Kiowa and the OH-6 Cayuse, which often make their way into the hangars of police departments operating start-up aviation units or existing helicopter operations working with tight budgets. In the 1996, the Anne Arundel County...
November 1, 2008
The current economic turmoil is hitting worldwide helicopter markets. The Middle East is no exception; military sales are sparse and civil sales are not materializing. The region is on stand-by. Markets have a way of defying predictions, and during the past year the Middle Eastern helicopter market proved this true once again, as it has borne out none of the short-term predictions industry was making just...
November 1, 2008
Helicopter Industry Faces Perfect Storm PARIS — The world’s helicopter industry, boosted to unprecedented levels of prosperity by a steady growth in orders during the past decade, would do well to prepare for the perfect storm that is now looming just over the horizon. And its effects are likely to be felt all the more keenly that all manufacturers have expanded their production facilities in...
November 1, 2008
Medical Transport: Safety Versus Mission It’s a foggy, rainy night and you’re the pilot of a life flight helicopter, relaxing, when the phone rings. It’s an auto accident 25 mi away. You check the weather, check the route of flight, check with your team and after all preflight mission planning is completed, you launch toward the accident site. The aircraft arrives at the destination, your...
October 22, 2008
Flight Safety International has partnered with flight simulator manufacturer Frasca to place light turbine simulators in many of FSI’s training centers...
October 16, 2008
Without using any competitive bidding, the county purchased military and civil helicopters only from Agusta (part of the state-controlled Finmeccanica), which is an illegal measure...
October 8, 2008
The company delivered a UH-72A as the "first final assembly line aircraft from the production facility at Columbus, Mississippi." EADS is moving to transition the UH-72A's full production to the American Eurocopter facility in Columbus. The company is using a three-phased...
October 8, 2008
The H-92 Superhawk demonstrated its mission capabilities in nine countries throughout Europe during the past...
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