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December 1, 2011
This Howard County (Md.) Police helicopter is typical of many Bell 407s equipped for police work. Under its belly are a nose-mounted video/forward-looking infrared camera system, a digital downlink antenna mounted amidships, and an aft-mounted searchlight. Photos by Ernie Stephens Next to helicopters that are used for air medical operations, no other non-military rotorcraft feature as much special mission...
December 1, 2011
This is a landmark year for the Royal Air Force (RAF) in that it is celebrating 70 years of conducting search and rescue (SAR) operations over land and sea around the UK (1941–2011). Disappointingly, it is also facing up to the potential end of its involvement in this activity. Although the Soteria Consortium (comprised of CHC Helicopter, Thales UK and the Royal Bank of Scotland) had been selected at...
December 1, 2011
In an effort to provide a snapshot of the hundreds of stories in the helicopter industry that we cover each year, Rotor & Wing has assembled a list of more than 300 items published from January to November 2011. These news stories, features and product announcements ran in the pages of the print magazine—this doesn’t include our daily Top Stories at rotorandwing.com, web-only features...
December 1, 2011
The following quotes are taken from the official British government response made to the latest House of Commons Defence Committee findings and questions on how British forces are managed, prepared and used operationally. These comments are from the Fourth Report of Session 2010–12 on Operations in Afghanistan published July 17, 2011. The government’s response to this report was published Oct...
November 30, 2011
Emergency Services Minister Neil Roberts and Rio Tinto Chief Executive, Energy, Doug Ritchie today announced a new $10 million commitment to community...
November 28, 2011
Eurocopter has dispatched the first six EC145s out of a total order of 45 for the Kazakh Ministries of Defense and...
November 10, 2011
Enstrom Helicopter is shipping the second of 30 TH-480Bs to the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF)...
November 1, 2011
Guangxi Police will use its new AW139 for law enforcement and disaster relief. AgustaWestland Chongqing Helicopter Investment Corp. has announced plans to partner with AgustaWestland to “examine future collaboration opportunities” in the...
November 1, 2011
Jalisco’s new S-70i Black Hawk receives final touches at PZL Mielec’s facility in Poland. Sikorsky Sikorsky has dispatched an S-70i Black Hawk to the Mexican state of...
November 1, 2011
Operators Uni-Fly from Denmark and Bond Aviation Services have both selected the EC135 for wind farm support operations. Eurocopter If money talks, then lots of money generated in an economic downturn shouts from the rooftops or, more appropriately, turbine tops. In this austere time the offshore wind farm market represents almost a rare windfall opportunity to create wealth, jobs and generate...
November 1, 2011
A few days ago, I was talking to some college aviation students of mine, when the subject of aircraft development came up. Since many of them are active-duty or contract personnel who work at the nearby naval air station, they’re pretty knowledgeable when it comes to some of the Navy’s newest flying machines. “I think everything will be unmanned within the next three decades, said a...
October 27, 2011
Russian Helicopters has sold the firefighting variant of its Kamov Ka-32A11BC to Ordos City in China. The helicopter, which features a...
October 3, 2011
Sikorsky has delivered an S-70i Black Hawk to the Mexican state of Jalisco. The Ministry of Public Security will use...
October 1, 2011
AgustaWestland and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace have received an order for three AW139s from the Japan National Police Agency. Tokyo Metropolitan Police, Nagaono Police and Hokkaido Police will use the three helicopters in multiple roles, with entry into service projected for spring 2013. The helicopters...
October 1, 2011
Stuffed hogs provide target practice for hunters.  Photo by Eric Lewis As one person referred to shooting a feral hog from a helicopter: “This is a hunters trifecta!” Hunting, hogs and a helicopter—all at one time. Texas is the only state in the U.S. that will allow any wild animal to be killed from a helicopter. That animal is the feral hog, sometimes referred to by Texas land...
October 1, 2011
This new Eurocopter EC225 will replace an older Sikorsky S-61N in the Spanish Maritime Safety Agency (SASEMAR) fleet. Eurocopter photo by Anthony Pecchi The Spanish Maritime Safety Agency (SASEMAR) has...
October 1, 2011
Medics unload a patient from a Fairfax County Police Helicopter Division Bell 407 in Virginia. The unit conducts HEMS operations in addition to law enforcement. Fairfax County Police Since the mid-1990s, the number of helicopters providing emergency medical service in the United States has grown nearly 300 percent to approximately 840. Coupled with the industry’s rapid growth, the HEMS accident rate...
October 1, 2011
Bullying is a topic often spotlighted across almost every venue within common ground-bound American news media, but one aspect of this disruptive behavioral phenomenon somewhat surprisingly occurs far too often within rotary wing aviation operations. This column has regularly presented a running suggestion that those who operate in helicopter aviation activities not allow themselves to be coerced into...
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