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July 27, 2011
Night Flight Concepts, in partnership with aerospace physiology consulting firm Delta P, has created a website that serves as a resource for educational material surrounding hand-held laser pointers...
July 22, 2011
In response to a recent NTSB training recommendation to the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA), Eurocopter has introduced...
July 21, 2011
At the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) Conference this week, Metro Aviation is displaying its newest completion—a Eurocopter EC145 for the...
July 15, 2011
Eurocopter has extended its contract with the French Gendarmerie to include three additional EC135s for the...
July 1, 2011
The Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) and its partner, the Louisiana State Police, will host its 41st annual conference and exposition at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in the city known as “The Big Easy,” New Orleans, La. The event, from July 20–23, will include discussion groups, workshops, and a...
July 1, 2011
The New South Wales Police Force recently added a Eurocopter EC135 P2+ to its aviation support branch, PolAir 4. The EC135 replaces PolAir 4’s current single-engine helicopter. PolAir 4’s...
July 1, 2011
American Eurocopter has wrapped up its order with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s (LASD) Department by delivering the last of a dozen AS350B2s. The...
July 1, 2011
Three law enforcement operators have chosen Becker Avionics’ DVCS6100 digital audio system. Fairfax County’s Police Helicopter Division in Virginia has upgraded its new Bell 429 with...
July 1, 2011
Eurocopter Canada has handed over two new EC135s to the Ontario Provincial Police...
July 1, 2011
DSP’s Aviation Section is a 24/7 operation that serves the state’s 890,000 citizens, and supports the agency’s 620 troopers. N75SP, shown here, is its latest Bell 407, which is outfitted for both police and emergency medical transport missions. Photo by John Randolph Too often, we inadvertently make assumptions about the quality of something based upon its size. As children, we figured...
July 1, 2011
Water egress training is not just about escaping the aircraft, but about all aspects of surviving a water emergency. Familiarizing one’s self with treading water while wearing a helmet, flight suit and boots is an essential part of any training scenario. The first time I ever flew over a large body of water as pilot-in-command was in a single-engine Robinson R22. I had a whopping 120 hours in my...
July 1, 2011
One of the more scrutinized, yet least standardized aspects of aviation is human decision making. We’ve all heard the saying that “once you learn to keep the dirty side down, good piloting is all about good judgment.” While science shows that personal judgment is a complex recipe composed of many things, on a relatively simple level, it’s made up of three main ingredients: attitude...
June 22, 2011
Air Rescue Systems has completed its second helicopter operations and rescue training school for the...
June 16, 2011
FAA has issued a supplemental type certificate (STC) for Aviation Specialties Unlimited’s night vision modifications on...
June 9, 2011
In continuing efforts to raise awareness of the dangers of pointing a handheld laser at helicopters and other low-flying aircraft, FAA will now seek up to $11,000 from anyone who does it...
June 8, 2011
In continuing efforts to raise awareness of the dangers of pointing a handheld laser at helicopters and other low-flying aircraft, FAA will now seek up to $11,000 from anyone who does it, in addition to criminal charges. “We want everyone to realize this is serious,” said FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, who along with U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood released a legal...
June 7, 2011
Turbomeca has reached an agreement with the Military Police of Sao Paulo, Brazil for Arriel 1D1 engine...
June 3, 2011
Houston Police Department’s Air Support Unit recently outfitted its multi-mission Bell 412EP with...
June 1, 2011
Grupo Inaer holding company World Helicopters has purchased UK-based Bond Aviation Group for €300 million. Bond provides helicopter support for offshore oil...
May 26, 2011
During a public meeting on Tuesday, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its findings in the investigation of a June 2009 New Mexico State Police...
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