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November 3, 2011
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) in Conroe, Texas has received an MK-II ShadowHawk Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) from Vanguard Defense...
November 2, 2011
Italy’s Trento Fire Fighting Department Aviation Unit received the first of two AW139s, to be used to for emergency medical services, search and rescue and disaster relief...
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
Guangxi Police will use its new AW139 for law enforcement and disaster relief. AgustaWestland Chongqing Helicopter Investment Corp. has announced plans to partner with AgustaWestland to “examine future collaboration opportunities” in the...
November 1, 2011
Jalisco’s new S-70i Black Hawk receives final touches at PZL Mielec’s facility in Poland. Sikorsky Sikorsky has dispatched an S-70i Black Hawk to the Mexican state of...
November 1, 2011
A few days ago, I was talking to some college aviation students of mine, when the subject of aircraft development came up. Since many of them are active-duty or contract personnel who work at the nearby naval air station, they’re pretty knowledgeable when it comes to some of the Navy’s newest flying machines. “I think everything will be unmanned within the next three decades, said a...
November 1, 2011
November 1, 2011
October 27, 2011
As part of a fleet renewal program, the Baltimore Police Department in Maryland has ordered four EC120s from Eurocopter. The aviation department, known as...
October 27, 2011
Has the time arrived for greater consolidation among emergency services—the “blue light” operators? At the recent Helitech Conference at Duxford Imperial War Museum in the UK, that was precisely the question being asked by Richard Folkes, OBE, Head of UK Government and Corporate Affairs at AgustaWestland. His premise was that, in the “age of austerity,” the UK government (and...
October 26, 2011
Bell Helicopter employees have been hearing President & CEO John Garrison use the phrase “one Bell, on a mission” for a while now. During an Oct. 11 interview at AUSA, he explained that the company’s mission is to support the customer, with an eastern European hub coming online recently in Prague, a Singapore service facility expected to open early in 2012, and agreements in China and...
October 3, 2011
Sikorsky has delivered an S-70i Black Hawk to the Mexican state of Jalisco. The Ministry of Public Security will use...
October 1, 2011
A Eurocopter EC155 was delivered to the Dalian Municipal Public Security Bureau ahead of the World Economic Forum in China. Eurocopter/Anthony Pecchi Among the participants in the first China Helicopter Exposition was Eurocopter, which brought...
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
Medics unload a patient from a Fairfax County Police Helicopter Division Bell 407 in Virginia. The unit conducts HEMS operations in addition to law enforcement. Fairfax County Police Since the mid-1990s, the number of helicopters providing emergency medical service in the United States has grown nearly 300 percent to approximately 840. Coupled with the industry’s rapid growth, the HEMS accident rate...
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 29, 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 on Wednesday morning at Helitech. He is responsible for country markets that stretch from western Ireland to the Pacific. Eurocopter has...
September 28, 2011
Luxembourg Air Rescue (LAR) has selected Specialist Aviation Services to provide maintenance support for its...
September 27, 2011
Helitech Duxford organizers Reed Exhibitions is hoping for at least the same number of visitors to this year’s tradeshow, with projections to go above the 4,000 attendees from the 2009 version of the biannual event. “If we can deliver even better than what we did in ’09, great, but if we’re tracking about the same, we’ll do very well,” Brandon Ward, exhibition director...
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