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July 1, 2009
Law enforcement officers are creatures of contradiction. They believe in routine, but got into the business of public safety because they don’t want a nine-to-five job doing the same old thing day after day. They like order, but you’d never know that if you were to see a group of them at a local bar once they are off duty. And even though they will pledge their undying loyalty to just one...
June 25, 2009
Chief Darryl Oliveria of the Hawaii County Fire Department has announced that his agency will be buying a new light helicopter for search and rescue duty. The...
June 3, 2009
The Sikorsky is the first of two for the county, which, according to the Interior Ministry's Forever Green fundraising...
June 1, 2009
PUBLIC SERVICE | FIREFIGHTING One of Columbia Helicopters’ Model 234 Chinooks continues to fight forest fires in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, despite the cases of swine flu in that region. "Our people are taking the precautions recommended by the CDC," said Dan Richards...
April 20, 2009
Portland, Ore.-based Columbia Helicopters has appointed Command Pilot Keith Saylor to a brand new position, Fire Operations Manager. The post was...
March 27, 2009
The Winnebago County area of Illinois is referred to as the Stateline, because it borders Wisconsin. The Stateline area...
March 3, 2009
An Aug. 5, 2008 crash of a Carson Helicopters S-61N killed nine firefighters. Four of 13 aboard survived. Now, a California woman has joined the relatives of those that died in another way; she is suing Carson (and its parent United Technologies Corp), engine maker GE and a maintenance company, Columbia...
March 1, 2009
PUBLIC | GOVENMENT AGENCIES On February 15, 2009, a helicopter crew of two had retrieved 12 firefighters who were battling a...
March 1, 2009
CHC Group’s Heli-One, was awarded a new contract worth $8.9 million to complete avionics upgrades on two Eurocopter AS332M1 Super Pumas. The helicopters will receive, among other upgrades, installation of night vision goggles. The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence awarded a nearly $45-million contract to Cobham Aviation Services’ joint...
February 20, 2009
Aero Dynamix reports that it has earned Federal Aviation Administration Supplemental Type Certificates for the Sikorsky S-76C and...
February 17, 2009
Twelve firefighters and their pilot were killed when their helicopter crashed in dense fog Sunday afternoon near Chanco, Chile. Cmdr. Eduardo Canala...
February 9, 2009
Helicopters have been called in to fight the raging brushfires that have devastated the landscape and several entire towns northwest of...
January 20, 2009
Today, Eurocopter released its sales figures for 2008, which showed it fully met its objectives for the year. The...
January 19, 2009
On Jan. 15, Tianjin Free Trade Zone and China Aviation Industry Corporation jointly invested in a program to create China Aviation Industry Helicopter Co., Ltd. (CAIHC) The...
January 1, 2009
PRODUCTS After three court appearances and one jury trial, defendant Sandel Avionics of Vista, Calif. prevailed in a patent infringement lawsuit brought by Honeywell International. The $10.6 million suit, which was filed in 2002, alleged that Sandel’s ST3400 terrain avoidance warning...
January 1, 2009
Passing On Lessons Learned From time to time, when I least expect it, the helicopter gods will turn my comfortable little world upside down. This in turn will force me to reappraise how I practice the art of flying a helicopter or think about how I fit into the grand scheme of helicopter things. When I was a line pilot, making my living flying every day, this was usually a short lesson. I would be on a...
January 1, 2009
By now you may have noticed that there is an all new photo up on the front pages of this magazine to go along with the monthly note there from the Editor-in-Chief. Our previous editor has neither entered the witness protection program nor taken an extended vacation on some sun-soaked beach that has left him visibly more tanned — Ernie Stephens took the helm of the magazine officially back in the...
January 1, 2009
Simplex Manufacturing is committed to providing premier aviation products to the field of Fire Management, Agricultural Applications, Emergency Medical Response, and now Power Line Maintenance. With over 63 years of expertise, the Simplex team is dedicated to providing the highest level of customer support worldwide. SMC is entering its 64th year of engineering and manufacturing excellence. The company is...
January 1, 2009
2008 was a sensational year for Edwards & Associates, Inc. Our customizing house completed more than 100 new aircraft and appreciates the continued support and trust of our customers. This year several of our customizations were dedicated to the support of law enforcement, and fire and rescue missions; two of those customers were the Orange County Fire Authority in Irvine, California, and North...
January 1, 2009
Back in 1977, Aviation Instrument Services, Inc. (AIS) was established with one goal in mind — to build a reputation of excellence in service. Its customers say that AIS has achieved this goal: "AIS has continually offered a very high level of personal and professional service in sub-contract repairs and overhauls," says Greg Lindley, Managing Director of Helispares Ltd. 32 years later...
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