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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...
October 1, 2011
September 30, 2011
American Eurocopter has received its first order from the Pima County Sheriff's Department (PCSD) in Tucson, Ariz. for an AS350B3e...
September 14, 2011
Aaron Todd, CEO of helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) provider Air Methods, spoke with Rotor & Wing Senior Editor Andrew Parker 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. Look for more from the interview in the October print edition of Rotor & Wing and the...
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
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
The UK Department of Business, Innovation and Skills has issued a £22-million ($36-million) loan to Italian manufacturer AgustaWestland for continued development of its AW169 program. The...
September 1, 2011
China’s Ministry of Transport (MoT) has received its fourth Eurocopter EC225. The delivery completes...
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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