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September 10, 2008
State police officials spent Sept. 9 trying to reassure critics in the state legislature that Maryland's air ambulance system is in capable hands, according to The Baltimore Sun. A...
September 1, 2008
PUBLIC SERVICE The U.S. Homeland Security Dept is calling for more Eurocopter AS350s for its Customs and Border Protection service. The vendor, American Eurocopter, expects the indefinite quantity/indefinite delivery contract to cover up to 50 more AS350B3s during its base year and four one-year options. The contract has a value of up to $150 million. Customs and Border Protection today operates 48...
September 1, 2008
SERVICES Civilian, military and public service leaders will discuss and debate the challenges and benefits of helicopter use in emergency operations at Rotor & Wing’s Search and Rescue Summit 2008, Slated for Sept. 18 in Reston, Va., the event will feature panel discussions on the organization and integration of and training...
August 21, 2008
In two separate rescues, the Coast Guard Sector San Diego, Calif. flew four patients to the hospital in La Jolla, Calif. Using one of their three MH-60 Jayhawks, Lt. Denning flew his crew more than 100 mi for...
August 18, 2008
The Native American Havasupai reservation, located near the Grand Canyon in Colorado, was flooded due to a dam break yesterday. Helicopters by...
August 11, 2008
Four men were in trouble off the coast of Cannon Beach, Ore. this past weekend. The Coast Guard Group/Air Station Astoria, “Received a call from the vessel over VHF radio about 6:10 a.m. PST, reporting mayday they were taking on water and putting on life jackets preparing to go in the water,” Group Deputy Officer Mark Dobney told R&W, “The men then used the [emergency...
August 6, 2008
Two pilots and two on-board technical staff are still missing, three days after taking off from the Hyderabad Airport in India. A...
August 1, 2008
There is always far more to a news story than what makes it into print — the back story of all the intricate maneuvering and hours of negotiations, the legal and financial aspects, who may be grinding an axe, protecting a friend or pursuing a financial interest. The challenge for us here at Rotor & Wing, and for any journalists, is to convey the heart of a story accurately without explaining...
August 1, 2008
COMMERCIAL Australian regulators in late June launched a first-ever, month-long review of the safety of helicopter and other operations in the northern part of that country. Two teams of Civil Aviation Safety Authority inspectors, investigators and safety advisors planned to carry out...
August 1, 2008
PUBLIC SERVICE The World Food Program needs more qualified helicopter-support vendors around the globe, the head of that U.N. agency’s aviation unit told Rotor & Wing. Pierre Carrasse said the agency at any one time has 60 aircraft in the field, operating in 15 or so countries around the world. Most of those are fixed-wing, he said, but the contracted helicopters the agency fields play key roles...
August 1, 2008
NTSB: Boost Tour Operator Training, Oversight U.S. accident investigators say they have evidence of air tour maintenance problems and want industry leaders and the FAA to act quickly to put an end to them. The National Transportation Safety Board’s call is based on investigations into the March 8, 2007, Princeville, Hawaii crash of a Heli-USA Airways Aérospatiale AS350BA1 and a Sept. 11, 2002...
August 1, 2008
The Australian Defence Force has decided not to purchase a dedicated medical evacuation helicopter that was to be used in...
July 9, 2008
August 1, 2008 is the deadline for nominations for Rotor & Wing’s Helicopter Heroism Awards. If you know of displays of heroism and flying skills involving helicopter crews and individuals on missions conducted in calendar...
July 3, 2008
Welcome to R&W’s updated homepage. You’ll still find all the rotorcraft information you require here, with our daily news briefs, powerful search engine and current...
July 2, 2008
The 10 helicopters that have delivered food and supplies to thousands of stranded survivors in the Irrawaddy delta may be grounded unless the international community provides $50 million in funding for the continued efforts...
June 24, 2008
The United Nations World Food Program is running out of money to run helicopter emergency-relief operations. The Rome-based agency's efforts to fly relief supplies to...
June 23, 2008
August 1, 2008 is the deadline for nominations for Rotor & Wing’s Helicopter Heroism Awards. If you know of displays of heroism and flying skills involving helicopter crews and individuals on missions conducted in calendar year 2007...
June 20, 2008
The market analysis firm Forecast International sees piston-powered helicopter production to taper off in coming years. Production in that category has been booming since 2002, when only about 290 units were...
June 17, 2008
According to China’s Xinhua News, Chinese military forces have helped evacuate more than 1.33 million people from regions hit by the May 12 earthquake. Since the quake devastated China's southwest Sichuan Province...
June 11, 2008
Woman in Aviation International is offering thousands of scholarship dollars to applicants who get their applications in starting July 1, 2008. The...
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