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April 28, 2014
With an increase in the number of vessels entering the polar circle in the Arctic, most search and rescue (SAR) specialists agree it is a matter of when, not if, an accident happens that will put many lives in grave danger. The point was made by several speakers at the start of IQPC’s Search and Rescue Europe conference (April 8-9) held in Copenhagen, Denmark. Maj. Gen. Stig Nielsen, commander...
April 24, 2014
S-70B Seahawk launches as a refueling probe is transferred while both ships are deployed in search of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Photo courtesy of RAN Two recent tragic incidents have revealed the challenges of searching for, and rescuing people from, aircraft or vessels that get into difficulties in the maritime environment. In the case of Malaysian Airlines MH370, the challenge was actually tracking...
April 9, 2014
With an increase in the number of vessels entering the polar circle in the Arctic, most search and rescue (SAR) specialists agree it is a matter of when, not if, an accident happens then many lives will be in grave danger. The point was being made by several speakers at the start of ...
April 9, 2014
With an increase in the number of vessels entering the polar circle in the Arctic, most search and rescue (SAR) specialists agree it is a matter of when, not if, an accident happens then many lives will be in grave danger. The point was being made by several speakers at the start of IQPC’s Search and Rescue Europe conference (April 8-9) held in Copenhagen, Denmark. Maj. Gen. Stig Nielsen, commander...
April 3, 2014
A Royal Australian Navy Sikorsky S-70B2 Seahawk has joined the international search mission for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the Indian Ocean, west of Perth, Australia. On March 28, a Royal Australian Air Force Boeing C-17 Globemaster transported the Seahawk from HMAS Albatross, Nowra, NSW, to RAAF Base Pearce in Western Australia, from where the search is being coordinated. The Seahawk was...
March 20, 2014
The Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust in New Zealand is facing a massive cut in its local government funding, threatening future operations and the replacement of its aging helicopters. The trust provides the Westpac Rescue service, operating two BK117 helicopters on rescue missions in the greater Auckland region. The service, which has been running for more than 40 years, has seen its funding from the...
February 28, 2014
Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU), distributor of NVIS equipment, gave Rotor & Wing a look at the next step in night vision technology at the company’s Heli-Expo booth. ASU demonstrated new unfilmed image intensifier tubes (made by...
February 26, 2014
Because of the timing of this year’s Heli-Expo occurring at the end of February, the deadlines for the March print edition fell into “no man’s land” – that is, going to press right before the show started, and then coming out right after the show ends. Most of the news heading into the show was under embargo as we went to press, so a number of the stories that come from the...
February 24, 2014
According to Universal Avionics (Booth 4702), there has been an increased interest in Flight Management Systems (FMS) with mission support, particularly from operators of Airbus Helicopters’ AS332L and AS332L1 Super Puma helicopters in the offshore and Search and Rescue (SAR)...
February 19, 2014
  Source: Revue Thommen  Revue Thommen has inked a memorandum of understanding with Sikorsky Aircraft for the design and supply of high-performance Helicopter Searchlight Systems (HSL1600 series) for use in the S-92...
February 5, 2014
Source: Becker Avionics Air Zermatt AG in Switzerland selected the Becker Avionics DVCS6100 digital aircraft audio system, for their new fleet of Bell Helicopter 429 light-twin helicopters. Air Zermatt selected Becker's DVCS because it allows...
January 14, 2014
The Irish Coast Guard has completed a fleet upgrade program with the integration of the fourth Sikorsky S-92 into its search and rescue (SAR) ranks. The helicopter will serve the Dublin region from Weston Executive Airport (WST). It replaces an S-61, which has ended service from Coast Guard bases in Dublin, Shannon, Sligo and...
December 27, 2013
The Norwegian government has placed a $1.6-billion order for 16 AgustaWestland AW101s to meet its all weather search and rescue (SAR) service requirement. Under the...
December 13, 2013
An immediate inspection of the gearboxes of the United Kingdom’s fleet of Westland Sea King helicopters was initiated at the end of November after the emergency landing on October 13 by a search and rescue (SAR) Sea King helicopter in Scotland. The Royal Navy Sea King Mk5 (ZA130) helicopter, based at HMS Gannet, at Prestwick airport in Scotland, developed a gearbox problem...
December 1, 2013
U.S. Coast Guard - Semper Paratus   Coast Guard Medevacs Woman From Cruise Ship. Coast Guard Searches for Missing 32-Year-Old Man in Chesapeake Bay. Coast Guard, Navy Rescue Three From Disabled Sailboat. Those headlines are just a sampling of actual missions flown by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) out of Air Station, Elizabeth City in North Carolina – and they were flown over a 15-day period. But...
December 1, 2013
Cougar Helicopters operates a fleet of nine Sikorsky S-92s for offshore transport and SAR missions. Nine are based in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Three operate from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Photos by Ernie Stephens     Rain and poor visibility are the one-two punch that keeps most helicopter operations on the ground. But not so at Cougar Helicopters located in St. John’s, Newfoundland. On...
November 21, 2013
Brisbane-based Australian Helicopters is renewing its annual “Movember” contest, which challenges operators to grow and send in...
November 15, 2013
Bristow Helicopters has selected the A800 Trakkabeam tactical searchlight for 22 of its helicopters on order as part of the UK...
November 5, 2013
Offshore, EMS, firefighting and SAR operator Era Helicopters has reached a five-year agreement with Canada-based Vector Aerospace...
November 1, 2013
London-based Avincis Group made a splash during Helitech International 2013 in late September. In addition to teaming with Bristow Group and CHC to examine safety practices following a CAA review into North Sea offshore operations, the company has reached agreements with helicopter makers AgustaWestland, Bell Helicopter and Eurocopter, as well as engine manufacturer Turbomeca. Avincis CEO James Drummond...
October 21, 2013
Russian Helicopters has handed over an Mi-171E to the Kazakhstan Ministry of Internal Affairs for routine patrol and search and rescue (SAR) missions. The ministry also...
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