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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
Turbomeca USA President & CEO Russ Spray (left) and Turbomeca Chairman & CEO Olivier Andries prepare to present a plaque to the U.S. Army. Turbomeca presented the ceremonial 10,000th Arriel to the U.S. Army Oct. 27 during an event in front of hundreds of employees in Grand Prairie, Texas. On hand to accept the engine—which will go into one of the Army’s EADS North America UH-72A...
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
While getting your rotorcraft ratings, the main focus is on the technical side of aviation. LTE, dissymmetry of lift and autorotations are examples of subjects/skills we work hard at mastering. We study hard to pass written and oral exams. After gaining our commercial certificate we then worry about how to get to some pre-determined amount of flight time or how to gain an ATP. One part of aviation...
December 1, 2011
It’s the life-saving medical helicopter that has been saving lives since 1985, and its team just received a great honor. The LIFE STAR program, owned and operated by Hartford Hospital, has...
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 17, 2011
STAT MedEvac has placed an order with Shreveport, La.-based Metro Aviation for completions work on five Eurocopter variants—three...
November 15, 2011
Eurocopter has received a large order from a longtime operator, as DRF Luftrettung has agreed to purchase 25 EC145T2s. The German air rescue organization plans to replace a fleet of BK117s...
November 1, 2011
Left to right at Helitech 2011 in Duxford are Bruno Even, Turbomeca vice president of operations; Christian Hamel, former Turbomeca UK CEO; Samantha Willenbacher, director of Bristow Academy, Wendell Dunaway, Turbomeca USA...
November 1, 2011
Government orders for helicopters in the homeland security, parapublic and emergency medical services (EMS) sectors are offsetting the downturn in corporate business orders, Olivier Michalon, vice president of customers for Europe and Central Asia, told Rotor & Wing during Helitech 2011 in late September. He is responsible for country markets that stretch from western Ireland to the Pacific. Eurocopter...
October 25, 2011
In addition to a high level of activity from helicopter support companies, OEMs reported a number of new helicopter orders during last week’s Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC). Among the...
October 24, 2011
Source:  Eurocopter ST. LOUIS – American Eurocopter is proud to announce that the Flight For Life Transport System has won the 2011 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award. As part of the award, American Eurocopter presented the program with a check for $10,000 to continue its efforts towards safety both within the organization and with its customers. During the AMTC Community Awards Banquet, Treg...
October 19, 2011
American Eurocopter has announced several new contracts during AMTC. The manufacturer received an order for four EC145s from Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare. The helicopters are part of a fleet replacement for the hospital’s air medical program, OSF Aviation. OSF Aviation expects delivery of the new EC145s...
October 1, 2011
aparker@accessintel.com I found out a lot about helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) during a 30-minute chat with the head of the largest air medical operator in the U.S., Aaron Todd (see Air Methods CEO: Higher Responsibility for HEMS,” page 44, and the full interview at www.rotorandwing.com starting Monday, Oct. 3). The biggest just got bigger—with the recent acquisition of Omniflight...
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
Aaron Todd, CEO of helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) provider Air Methods, spoke with Rotor & Wing in September for a wide-ranging interview covering a number of topics, including the company’s recent acquisition of Omniflight Helicopters and the challenges facing the HEMS industry. With the acquisition, the Air Methods fleet now consists of 398 helicopters—Eurocopter, Bell and...
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...
October 1, 2011
There is a perceived increase in EMS accidents over the last 10 years. One reason cited for EMS having a higher accident rate than other forms of flying is that pilots are under some sort of pressure to fly. The main pressure to fly is pressure the pilot puts on himself. There are pilots who pretend to be seagulls. They require someone to throw rocks at them to get airborne but, thankfully, they are few...
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