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September 14, 2016
Helicopter Association International (HAI) is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Salute to Excellence Awards. With nine award categories, HAI looks to celebrate those who go above and beyond in all aspects of the vertical aviation profession. Anyone, HAI member or...
September 12, 2016
Del Mar College first responder students got an up-close look at what it's like to work for an air ambulance service, local news outlets reported. A HALO-Flight helicopter landed on the West Campus in Corpus Christi, Texas, where approximately 80 students waited eagerly...
September 9, 2016
Helicopter rescue teams rescued dozens of the 110 tourists stranded mid-air in cable cars over the French Alps, according to news reports. The rescue included a Eurocopter EC145 operated by the French...
September 7, 2016
Air Ambulance Northern Ireland (AANI) has tapped Babcock Mission Critical Services Onshore as its aviation supplier, providing air medical coverage across the country every day of the year. Babcock will supply two Eurocopter EC135s, according to...
August 29, 2016
Photo courtesy of Bell Helicopter The Turkish National Police's and General Directorate of Forestry's fleets of Bell Helicopter 429s have reached a 95% operational availability rate, Bell said Monday. The helicopters support public...
August 26, 2016
Waypoint Leasing Ltd. has acquired a pre-owned Leonardo AW139 in the air medical configuration and has placed it...
August 24, 2016
Helicopters Bought By U.K. Government Can't Use Hospital Helipads Twenty-two Sikorsky S92 and AgustaWestland AW189 helicopters...
August 23, 2016
At least two groups are accepting donations to help emergency responders afflicted by this month’s severe flooding in Louisiana. More than 20 parishes (or counties) surrounding Baton Rouge and Lafayette in the southeastern part of the state were flooded after an intense rainstorm stalled over the area Aug. 11. Rains fell at 2 to 3 in an hour throughout the region, and 10 rivers flooded, including...
August 22, 2016
Air medical helicopters are flying over and landing at the future site of a permanent memorial to...
August 19, 2016
Newer aircraft like the Marenco Swisshelicopter SH09 would have to prove commercial airliner-level reliability to achieve single-engine IFR certification. Photo courtesy of Marenco The FAA's Rotorcraft Directorate is prioritizing a review of certification policy for light helicopters to "facilitate a more rapid incorporation of advances in technology" in those aircraft, a top official has...
August 10, 2016
The second aircraft, at the YAA’s other airbase at RAF Topcliffe near Thirsk, is expected to be in action...
August 9, 2016
Era Group is partnering with a leading industrial-safety firm to offer unmanned aircraft for construction, engineering, inspection and survey work as well as emergency response and disaster recovery.  The Houston, Texas-based major helicopter operator has formed an Unmanned Aerial Solutions service and struck a deal to be the exclusive provider of drone services to Total Safety, the industrial...
August 5, 2016
The early bird deadline for discounted registration to R&WI's Rotorcraft Technology Summit is today. Interested attendees can register by today to receive a discount of $200 from their registration fees for the event to be held in Fort Worth, Texas, Sep. 19 to 20. You can register on the summit's website at...
August 2, 2016
Top industry leaders will share their expertise in applying new and emerging technologies to meet business and operational goals with helicopter owners and operators at Rotor & Wing International's Rotorcraft Technology Summit in Fort Worth, Texas, this September. The Summit...
July 8, 2016
The FAA says it is encouraging owners of helicopters and smaller airplanes to install new safety equipment voluntarily by making broader use of a policy that went into effect March 31.   The agency said the new policy on installation of Non-Required Safety Enhancing Equipment (NORSEE) would streamline the process and reduce costs for fielding gear not currently required by regulations. The FAA said...
July 1, 2016
A U.K. hospital now has a new helipad thanks to nearly $4 million in donations.  Sheffield's Northern General Hospital now has a fully operational helipad that can accept...
June 30, 2016
Wales Air Ambulance will soon begin services with a fourth helicopter, making the charity the largest air ambulance operator in the U.K. To...
June 20, 2016
Wales Air Ambulance has moved into its new headquarters location in Dafen in South Wales, U.K.  The charity trust built the new location after a...
June 15, 2016
A Mississippi-based hospital is getting a new emergency medical service helicopter. The Ochsner Health and Singing River systems have...
June 15, 2016
Bell Helicopter last week concluded demonstrations of its 412EPI to defense, coast guard and public safety officials in Vietnam, then moved on to Nepal to highlight the twin-engine 412EPI’s high-altitude performance. The demonstrations came less than a month after U.S. President Barack Obama's May visit to Vietnam, during which he declared that a four-decade embargo on arms shipments to that...
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