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August 1, 2009
PAS Technologies has promoted Donald Spriggs to serve as the company’s chief technology officer. Spriggs will oversee long-term technology initiatives for PAS. Spriggs, who joined Kansas City, Mo.-based PAS Technologies in 2006, most recently served as vice president of product development. Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewic, Wash. has been appointed to the Joint Committee on Veterans’ and Military...
August 1, 2009
August 13-15 — LABACE 2009, Sao Paolo, Brazil. Contact ABAG, phone +55 115-032-2727 (International) or 1-202-783-9000 (NBAA) in the U.S. Web: www.abag.org.br/labace2009/site_labace.Labace1.htm August 17-21 — 42nd Annual Comprehensive Short Course in Rotary Wing Technology, State College, Penn. Contact: Phone: 1-814-863-0602; Web: www.outreach.psu.edu/programs/rotary-wing August 27-30 —...
August 1, 2009
PUBLIC SERVICE An EMS helicopter operated by Air Evac EMS unintentionally shut down traffic on Route 50 in Greenwood, W.V. on June 17, 2009, after clipping some power lines. The Bell 206B helicopter, transporting a six year-old...
August 1, 2009
One welcome by-product of the global recession is that this year’s Paris Air Show was largely free of the boring succession of multi-billion dollar deals for Airbus and Boeing airliners that have dominated past editions. And, as orders and hard news in the military fixed-wing field were also few and far between, rotary-wing aviation had a rare opportunity to shine on its own. And, as luck would have...
August 1, 2009
The next time you’re doing your preflight and marvel at the complexity of your craft, think about all of the parts that go unseen, which must work harmoniously for hours on end without fail. Lucky for you, your maintenance staff is intimately acquainted with all those parts. They have to be, if we are to provide airborne law enforcement day-in and day-out, and return safely to earth without an...
July 1, 2009
PUBLIC SERVICE | POLICE A disturbing trend is occurring in the U.K. Police helicopters are being vandalized. On June 8, just before about 2 a.m., a Eurocopter EC135 used by the West Midlands Police (WPD) was seen ablaze on its pad at Elmdon Airport in Birmingham. Air traffic controllers called in the local fire brigade, but not before the aircraft had "suffered extensive damage," said WPD...
July 1, 2009
PUBLIC SERVICE | POLICE The U.S. Army awarded Bell Helicopter Textron a $51.5 million fixed-price contract on June 1 for five Bell 412EPs. The Army is providing the helicopters to Mexico’s air force under the Mérida Initiative security cooperation agreement. Mexico is to use the surveillance aircraft to help interdict drug traffickers and other criminals, and to assist civilians during natural...
July 1, 2009
PUBLIC SERVICE | POLICE The City of Atlanta Police Department is equipping its MD-500 police helicopter with night vision technology. The equipment and training will be supplied by Night Flight Concepts. NFC is providing the city with FAA-approved NIVISYS NVAG-6 night vision goggles (NVGs), plus equipping the MD-500 with...
July 1, 2009
Victor E. Boccelli, a helicopter designer, has died. He designed helicopters for the Piasecki company and Boeing Vertol Division. Atlanta-based Precision Aviation Group announced that aerospace industry veteran Phillip Fienen has joined PAG as the company’s new regional sales manager. Fienen is a retired U.S. Marine Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion crew chief. The National Business Aviation Association...
July 1, 2009
July 12-14 — ALA 2009, The Latin American Aeronautical Association, Miami, Fla. Contact: Phone: 1-817-284-0431; Web: www.ala@aero. July 18-19 — Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT), RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, U.K. Contact: Web: www.airtattoo.com. July 22-25 — Airborne Law Enforcement Association Annual Conference and Exposition, Savannah, Ga. Contact: Phone: 1-301-631-2406; Web...
July 1, 2009
Law enforcement officers are creatures of contradiction. They believe in routine, but got into the business of public safety because they don’t want a nine-to-five job doing the same old thing day after day. They like order, but you’d never know that if you were to see a group of them at a local bar once they are off duty. And even though they will pledge their undying loyalty to just one...
July 1, 2009
In the teeth of a worldwide recession, the word of the day for police forces — U.K. ones at least — is collaboration. In reality this has been the word for a year or more: traditional county constabularies have belatedly realized that buying in bulk, whether helicopters, searchlights, uniform sweaters or whistles, is only a matter of common sense. More rural police air support units (ASUs) have...
June 12, 2009
The company has rehired 400 of 500 workers laid off in February. The workers were let go from...
June 11, 2009
Jugglers were just part of the festivities at Sloane Aviation’s triple celebration this past Saturday. The company...
June 9, 2009
Two police helicopters in the U.K. have been vandalized while sitting on the ground at their bases in as many months. The first occurred in May when a Surrey helicopter was heavily damaged...
June 1, 2009
The Good Old Days We are spoiled brats. It’s true. We get mad when people say that to us, but let’s talk honestly. I think they say it out of jealousy, and they have a right to be jealous. Most of them don’t get to wear a gun and play cops ‘n robbers, or save a life, AND play pilot all in a day’s work. Still, we complain. We complain about what we have and what we don’t...
June 1, 2009
PUBLIC SERVICE | POLICE Members of the Louisville, Ky. Police Department are wondering if their one remaining helicopter will stay in service. The MD520N, known as Air Unit 20, was recently returned to duty after spending two years being repaired. A rollover accident destroyed its rotor system and seriously damaged its...
May 12, 2009
New ideas have always been a cornerstone of aviation. With the advances in technology, aircraft designers have more tools and options than ever before to build...
May 7, 2009
Juliano Verbard and two fellow prisoners escaped, last month, in a helicopter hijacked by accomplices from the French Indian...
May 1, 2009
PUBLIC SERVICE | GOVERNMENT AGENCIES An R22 and a Bell 206 JetRanger collectively airlifting 600 pounds of marijuana across the U.S.-Canada border, have been busted by a joint Royal Canadian Mounted Police, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Immigration and Customs task force. The helicopters were part of a "dope-for-cocaine" cross-border exchange. First, a Canadian-organized crime...
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