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May 27, 2011
A Eurocopter AS350 B3 recently battled sub-zero temperatures and 70-mph wind gusts during a high-altitude rescue of an injured...
May 24, 2011
Russian Helicopters has shipped the first of five Ka-32A11BCs to the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergency...
May 19, 2011
American Eurocopter has delivered a fourth EC145 to the Geisinger Medical...
May 1, 2011
Helicopters pick up ocean water as part of attempts to dump it on Japan’s damaged nuclear reactor to prevent a meltdown. On March 11, 2011, Japan suffered unbelievable tragedy in the form of a 9.0-magnitude earthquake, devastating tsunami and nuclear crisis. More than 20,000 people were feared dead and thousands homeless. As this issue went to press, the number of confirmed dead rose above 14,000...
April 21, 2011
The pictures broadcast around the world of a manned Chinook CH-47 helicopter flying over the stricken, radiation-emitting Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan in the early days of the ongoing disaster filled aviation experts with horror. Aviation industrialists and observers who are aware of the capabilities of current unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) saw this situation as the most logical and appropriate use of...
April 21, 2011
The pictures broadcast around the world of a manned Boeing CH-47 Chinook flying over the stricken, radiation-emitting Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan in the early days of the ongoing...
April 14, 2011
Axnes Aviation has agreed to provide its Polycon wireless intercom extension system to Norsk Luftambulanse for its...
April 6, 2011
The International Association of Flight Paramedics (IAFP) has given its Tim Hynes Flight Paramedic of the Year award to Patrick...
April 5, 2011
The board of directors of Corpus Christi, Texas-based HALO-Flight has appointed Tom Klassen...
April 1, 2011
During its 10th annual rescue hoist user’s conference, Goodrich Sensors and Integrated Systems presented its Rescue of the Year award to the Rescue 500 and 510 teams from...
March 1, 2011
The past two presidents of HAI, Roy Resavage and Matt Zuccaro, must be complimented for promoting a balanced approach to public aircraft operators. In the early 90’s some of the folks in HAI were … less than gracious to public aircraft operators. It was during this time of “the troubles” as the Irish would call them, that a meeting attended by public aircraft operators and...
January 31, 2011
AgustaWestland has handed over an AW109 Power to Kocoglu Aviation, which...
January 28, 2011
American Eurocopter has sold a fourth EC145 to Geisinger Medical...
January 24, 2011
AgustaWestland has obtained a contract to supply Switzerland-based SAR and air medical...
January 20, 2011
Eurocopter has received an order for three EC135s and two EC145s from STAT MedEvac. The air...
January 6, 2011
Fort Myers, Fla.-based Lee County MEDSTAR has chosen to upgrade its Bell 430 with the Becker Avionics DVCS6100 digital audio...
January 3, 2011
A PHI-registered air medical Eurocopter EC135P2+ was involved in a mid-air collision with a Cessna 172 on Friday above Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (SHD)...
January 1, 2011
While acknowledging the role of lax oversight by maintenance inspectors, FAA and the U.S. Forest Service, the National Transportation Board has placed much of the blame for a 2008 crash of a Sikorsky S-61 on the operator—Carson Helicopters. During a public meeting Dec. 7 coinciding with the release of the accident’s probable causes, board members touched on the many complicated aspects of the...
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