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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...
September 21, 2011
The Public Security Bureau of Ordos, in China’s Inner Mongolia has ordered two AgustaWestland GrandNew variants for...
September 20, 2011
The Qinghai Zhingao Natural Gas and Chemical of China has ordered two AgustaWestland AW139s for VIP transport. A rescue hoist and FLIR...
September 20, 2011
The Spanish Maritime Safety Agency (SASEMAR) has ordered a Eurocopter EC225 to support search and rescue (SAR) and pollution...
September 19, 2011
Milestone Aviation has signed a leasing agreement with Transportes Aereos Pegaso (Pegaso) of Mexico to supply four...
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...
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