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August 1, 2012
This Eurocopter EC225 Super Puma is part of the Tokyo Fire Department’s fleet expansion. The unit bought its first Super Puma in December...
August 1, 2012
German National Police use a fleet of 87 Eurocopter variants to patrol the county. Eurocopter Eurocopter has handed over the final two EC155B1s out of a...
August 1, 2012
Safety is not an entity in and itself. Pilots need to develop a healthy perspective for safety, not think of it as an obstacle to mission accomplishment, but a means to mission accomplishment. I’d like to highlight the links among management, standardization, training and safety. These items “go hand in glove with mission accomplishment and cannot be separated.” One could define...
July 25, 2012
Eurocopter’s X3 U.S. summer tour—which started with a June 20 ceremony in Grand Prairie, Texas and included trips to Redstone Arsenal, Fort Bragg, Davison Army Airfield and Manassas Regional Airport—will end on Thursday after a visit to the Pentagon. From there, it will make a ferry flight to Richmond, Va. before being disassembled and flown back to Europe. Rotor & Wing caught up with...
July 18, 2012
Early next year, Australia’s National Aerial Firefighting Center (NAFC) will decide on the aerial firefighting fleet that will do battle against the country’s annual bushfire threat over the next few years. With the NAFC’s existing tenders reaching the end of their three years plus two years extension life at the end of the coming 2012/2013 fire season, a call for tenders for the national...
July 1, 2012
NATO’s Maintenance and Supply Agency (NAMSA) has contracted Erickson Air-Crane to provide aerial...
July 1, 2012
Garmin G1000H and NVG Modifications from Aero Dynamix Aero Dynamix, Inc. is an industry leader and principle innovator of integrated Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) solutions for commercial and military aircraft. ADI is a full-line distributor and certified repair station for Garmin Avionics and offers internal NVG instrument modifications for Garmin products that do not compromise on the Garmin factory...
July 1, 2012
Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey flying over Westminster Abbey and the Thames river in London, UK. The aircraft is from USMC Squadron VMX-22 based in New River, N.C. Bell-Boeing This year’s Farnborough International Airshow could potentially be one of the quietest for military rotorcraft sales given the hugely uncertain economic situation in Europe. The civil market too is under pressure with corporate...
July 1, 2012
Times are tough, ladies and gentlemen. With very few exceptions—none of which I can even think of at the moment—law enforcement agencies are having a hard time finding helicopter pilots and flight medics. Uh, let me rephrase that: Law enforcement agencies are having a hard time finding helicopter pilots and flight medics they want to hire. Just about every state, county and local department...
June 28, 2012
Erickson Air-Crane has received a U.S. Forest Service contract to provide another S-64 for firefighting in the western part of the country...
June 25, 2012
Russian Helicopters has delivered the last of five Ka-32A11BCs to the Russian Emergencies Ministry (EMERCOM). All five...
June 20, 2012
The U.S. Army’s Contracting Command at Fort Shaffer, Hawaii, has granted Evergreen Helicopter an $8.1-million contract to support EMS, firefighting and...
June 5, 2012
NATO’s Maintenance and Supply Agency (NAMSA) has contracted Erickson Air-Crane to provide aerial firefighting...
June 1, 2012
The Long Island Army National Guard has completed Bambi bucket training with two of its Sikorsky UH-60...
June 1, 2012
According to the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), the rotorcraft accident rate has fallen 30 percent in the past five years (from 2006 to 2011/early 2012) when compared to 2001-2005. Describing the decrease as a “strong step in the right direction,” IHST notes that despite making progress, “if our current statistical trend continues, the industry will not meet its goal of an...
May 25, 2012
Meteorological sensor and system manufacturer, Belfort Instrument, has completed the installation of its DigiWx automated...
May 17, 2012
The California Department of Fire Protection and the U.S. Marine Corps took part in the fifth annual Wildland Firefighting Exercise...
May 11, 2012
Portland, Ore.-based Max-Viz is reporting a 35 percent uptick in 2011 shipments of its EVS-1500 enhanced vision system for rotorcraft over the previous year. The company...
May 7, 2012
Eurocopter has received an order for an additional eight EC145s from the Kazakhstan government. The octuplet is part of a...
May 1, 2012
I know that some of you must think that I’m an anarchist. I have BMW-ed—that’s “bitched, moaned and whined” in California speak—about most of the regulators of aviation at one point or another. Whether it’s the FAA or the NTSB, I have my concerns. After 40-plus years in the helicopter business I have seen instances of abuse of power that reinforces Lord...
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