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March 1, 2014
Early in my career, I had the good fortune to work for Era Helicopters in Anchorage, Alaska. My supervisor at Era was Lou Earhart, one of the nicest, most professional people I’ve ever had the blessing to work for or around. I considered Lou to be a consummate professional pilot. Then one day he told me about a mistake he had made. While ferrying a Jet Ranger up to Anchorage from Bell, the helicopter...
February 19, 2014
FAA has issued a supplemental type certificate (STC) to Ascent Aerospace for the Ascent 50001C helitank system for the Bell 212. Forest fire...
February 18, 2014
Source: AgustaWestland AgustaWestland has received an order from the Republic of Korea’s Public Procurement Service and Chungnam Fire Fighting Department, for one AW139. This helicopter will...
February 1, 2014
Istanbul’s Metropolitan Municipality in Turkey has issued a contract to Erickson Air-Crane covering firefighting services over a...
January 6, 2014
Istanbul’s Metropolitan Municipality in Turkey has issued a contract to Erickson Air-Crane covering firefighting services over a period of...
January 3, 2014
MD Helicopters is planning to hand over 14 new aircraft to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) during a ceremony on Friday. KRG officials will receive the dozen single-engine MD530Fs and a pair of twin-engine MD902 Explorers at MD's...
December 6, 2013
The National Aerial Firefighting Center has selected Australian Helicopters to support its aerial firefighting efforts over the...
December 6, 2013
Russian Helicopters has handed over a second commercial multirole Mi-171 to Airfast Indonesia. The company will use the Mi-171 to...
December 1, 2013
Russian Helicopters Mi-26T. Russian Helicopters has returned the first of two Mi-26T heavy lift helicopters to the Kazakhstan Emergencies Ministry after undergoing overhaul and modification from their previous M-26 military status. The helicopters were prepared for overhaul in March 2012, when specialists from Novosibirsk met...
December 1, 2013
Offshore, EMS, firefighting and SAR operator Era Helicopters has reached a five-year agreement with Canada-based Vector...
December 1, 2013
SkyCannon. Simplex Aerospace is adding the Max-Viz enhanced vision system as standard equipment on its SkyCannon helicopter-mounted firefighting system. The Astronics-produced Max-Viz EVS gives...
November 25, 2013
Simplex Aerospace has obtained a supplemental type certificate (STC) from the Aviation Register of Interstate Committee in Russia for its Fire Attack system on the...
November 6, 2013
Russian Helicopters has secured an order for a Ka-32A11BC from the Belarus Emergencies Ministry. The Minsk department of the government agency will operate the helicopter in the firefighting...
November 6, 2013
Simplex Aerospace is adding the Max-Viz enhanced vision system as standard equipment on its SkyCannon helicopter-mounted firefighting system. The Astronics-produced Max-Viz EVS gives firefighters the ability to see...
November 5, 2013
Offshore, EMS, firefighting and SAR operator Era Helicopters has reached a five-year agreement with Canada-based Vector Aerospace...
October 21, 2013
Erickson Air-Crane has secured a three-year, $60-million contract with Australia's National Aerial...
October 7, 2013
The Nagoya City Fire Bureau has placed an order to acquire an AS365 N3+ Dauphin from Eurocopter Japan to support its firefighting...
October 1, 2013
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has placed orders for a total of 14 new MD helicopters, as the Middle Eastern nation looks to...
September 11, 2013
Portland, Ore.-based Simplex Aerospace has reached an agreement with the Changhe manufacturing facility in China to develop a Fire Attack system specifically for the Avicopter AC313. The tank for the...
September 1, 2013
On July 13th Matt Zuccaro, president of Helicopter Association International (HAI), wrote an article entitled “Land the Damn Helicopter” for Rotor News, which the association publishes. Matt’s point in summary is many helicopter accidents could be avoided by using one of the helicopter’s true advantages – it can land almost anywhere. Sorry offshore guys, as the British say...
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