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September 14, 2011
Russian Helicopters has reached an agreement with IDGC Holdings to upgrade and expand the utility provider’s current fleet of...
September 13, 2011
As part of security for the World Economic Forum in China, the Dalian Municipal Public Security Bureau has received the first of two Eurocopter EC155s for law...
September 7, 2011
Law enforcement aviation units and the challenges they face is the focus of a Sept. 29 discussion during Helitech Duxford, which starts on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Keynote speaker Alex Marshall, Hampshire Constabulary’s Chief Constable and lead of the UK’s National Police Air Support (NPAS), will...
September 1, 2011
Protecting the citizens and many visitors of Hong Kong—heavily populated and dispersed among many islands—is a formidable task. Hong Kong has a unique flying operation that traces its origins to an Auxiliary of the British Royal Air Force. Formed in April 1993, the Hong Kong Government Flying Service (GFS) is based at the busy Chek Lap Kok Hong Kong Intl Airport (HKG), located on Lantau Island...
September 1, 2011
In my last article (“Tips for Younger Pilots,” July 2011 Rotor & Wing), I expressed some thoughts for folks contemplating a career as a helicopter pilot. I’ve received a lot of good feedback on this article and would like to expand a bit and focus on things to think about from a career standpoint. First of all, I would like to say that I’ve never worked for a bad helicopter...
September 1, 2011
The Chinese and Asian military helicopter markets are ones that are double-edged for most western helicopter manufacturers (OEMs). While directly supplying the Chinese military is not a market that is open to them, the huge rise in China’s economic strength and its subsequent renewed drive to modernize its military forces are giving many of its neighbors, who can buy from the western OEMs, the reason...
September 1, 2011
China’s Ministry of Transport (MoT) has received its fourth Eurocopter EC225. The delivery completes...
September 1, 2011
August 25, 2011
AgustaWestland and Mitsui Bussan have signed with the Hiroshima Prefecture of Japan for an AW139 medium twin. The helicopter will...
August 24, 2011
An important opportunity to impact the future of heliport designs and regulatory standards will be lost at the end of this month. The comment period regarding FAA Advisory Circular, FAA-AC-150/5390-2C which seeks to rewrite heliport design criteria ends August 31st, and the proposed changes as currently written may have significant financial and operational impact on heliport owners and operators. A few of...
August 24, 2011
On August 22, the NTSB issued a new Safety Recommendation for the Robinson R44. The recommendation was issued at the conclusion of the NTSB investigation of a May 2009 Alaska State Trooper “hard landing” incident in which there were no injuries, with the goal of preventing similar mast-rocking incidents. In part, the NTSB recommendation reads, “NTSB recommends that FAA require Robinson...
August 23, 2011
Eurocopter has signed a tripartite contract with the Japanese Coast Guard for three EC225s. This order...
August 18, 2011
The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) has partnered with American Eurocopter to harness the power of social media in its efforts to reduce the commercial rotorcraft accident rate 80 percent by 2016. Together with American Eurocopter the group has sought to create a forward-thinking social media strategy to help increase operator awareness of safety issues. IHST has launched profiles on Facebook...
August 16, 2011
The National EMS Pilots Association’s Heliport Safety Survey has received more than 1,000 responses in its first week. The survey is focusing...
August 15, 2011
Canada’s Department of National Defence has dispatched three Bell CH-146 Griffons to support the Jamaica Defence Force...
August 10, 2011
Makers of military rotorcraft are understandably nervous these days with the real possibility of up to $700 billion in defense-related cuts between now and 2023. Add in the recent credit default showdown and trillions in anticipated budget cuts from the so-called Congressional “super committee,” and the uncertainty increases. But the anxiety could be unnecessary, according to several industry...
August 4, 2011
Becker Avionics has installed its DVCS6100 digital audio system in two Eurocopter TH-135 trainers that...
August 1, 2011
With the fire season at its peak in parts of Europe and North America, state and fire authorities around Australia are making plans for the 2011/12 bushfire season which will kick off in parts of the country as early as late August. With the exception of Western Australia (WA), which had one of the most devastating bushfire seasons on record, Australia had a relatively quiet fire season in 2010/11. Large...
July 1, 2011
aparker@accessintel.com Helicopter Association International (HAI) President Matt Zuccaro raised some interesting points that are worth repeating in his “President’s Message” sent out to association members on June 1 titled, “Are We Aiming at the Correct Target?” While praising FAA, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the International Helicopter Safety Team...
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