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February 1, 2012
Virginia’s Fairfax County Police Department is displaying its new Bell 429 at Heli-Expo in Dallas. For the full story and coverage from the event, visit www.aviationtoday.com/rw/heliexpo2012 and look for Rotor & Wing’s Show Day publication on the convention center floor. Photo by Ernie Stephens, Editor-at-Large In case you haven’t attended in the past few years (and why not?)...
February 1, 2012
Gilbert Martinez, chief inspector and R&D supervisor for Aero Dynamix, looks at a panel at the company’s facility in Euless, which recently underwent an expansion. Aero Dynamix Despite the challenges of the global marketplace, cutbacks by public-use helicopter operators and new guidance in the form of FAA Order N8900.152 that took effect in April 2011, companies that provide night vision goggle...
January 26, 2012
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Deborah Hersman will give the keynote address at Heli-Expo 2012  Hersman will...
January 24, 2012
Eurocopter generated a record high annual turnover in 2011 as the company benefited from long-term strategies of investing in innovation to keep its helicopter product line at the forefront, growing the international footprint, developing services...
January 20, 2012
The Eurocopter EC135 fleet of the German Federal Police has surpassed 100,000 flight hours, according to the manufacturer. The all-Eurocopter fleet is one of the largest parapublic operators in the world with 41 EC135s...
January 18, 2012
Most ditching events and water impacts would be survived if on the ground. Civil aviation authorities, helicopter makers and equipment manufacturers are struggling to improve the survivability of these accidents, as the number of fatalities due to drowning of conscious occupants is still unacceptable. Improving floatability is a major focus. Just as important, avoiding helicopter capsizing would save many...
January 1, 2012
The winner of the 2011 Cormorant Trophy is the Canadian Forces’ AW101. AgustaWestland Canadian Forces’ 442 Squadron is the recipient of the 2011 Cormorant Trophy for Helicopter Rescue. The trophy, presented...
December 28, 2011
Sikorsky has finished production on an S-92 for CHC Helicopter. CHC will operate the search and rescue (SAR) dedicated helicopter for the Irish...
December 7, 2011
Representatives from the Royal Malaysian Air Force received a first-hand look at its initial Eurocopter EC725 during this week’s LIMA Exhibition. Eurocopter provided a live...
December 6, 2011
AgustaWestland has handed over the first NH90 NFH to the Norwegian Armed Forces as part of a 14-helicopter order. The...
December 5, 2011
In preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russian Helicopters recently assisted EMERCOM with training in response to natural disasters and terrorist attacks. The Kamov...
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
Handheld 406 Decoder Assisting with SAR Available from Techtest The 12-406-9 is a touchscreen handheld 406 decoder that receives and decodes COSPAS SARSAT distress or test messages. The need to detect and locate downed aircrew has always existed. Accurately pinpointing both aircraft and crew can sometimes necessitate a lengthy search scenario. The increased population of COSPAS /SARSAT (C/S) 406MHz beacons...
December 1, 2011
This is a landmark year for the Royal Air Force (RAF) in that it is celebrating 70 years of conducting search and rescue (SAR) operations over land and sea around the UK (1941–2011). Disappointingly, it is also facing up to the potential end of its involvement in this activity. Although the Soteria Consortium (comprised of CHC Helicopter, Thales UK and the Royal Bank of Scotland) had been selected at...
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...
November 30, 2011
UK Secretary of State for Transport, Justine Greening, announced Monday that the government intends to procure a new search and rescue (SAR) helicopter service using civilian crews. Following the cancellation of...
November 16, 2011
This is a landmark year for the Royal Air Force (RAF) in that it is celebrating 70 years of conducting search and rescue (SAR) operations over land and sea around the UK (1941–2011). Disappointingly, it is also facing up to the potential end of its involvement in this activity. Although the Soteria Consortium (comprising CHC Helicopter, Thales UK and the Royal Bank of Scotland) had been selected at...
November 3, 2011
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) in Conroe, Texas has received an MK-II ShadowHawk Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) from Vanguard Defense...
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