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April 1, 2009
PUBLIC | POLICE The U.K. Home Office (the lead government department for immigration and passports, drugs policy, counter-terrorism and police) is buying six Eurocopter EC135P2s for six police departments. This marks the first time that such helicopters have ever been purchased through "a common procurement," said Markus Steinke, managing director of Eurocopter U.K. "In the past, each...
April 1, 2009
Duck and Cover My previous column mentioned performing the right job at the right time and how most of our time in the air is spent as pilots first and police officers second. To beat these systems one must plan backward from the objective to the starting point. In this column, I’d like to explain some instances where we need to put the cop hat back on, and perhaps, even a Kevlar vest, as we examine...
March 23, 2009
While some companies are scaling back on their use of aircraft, Louisiana governor Boddy Jindal is keeping his helicopter busy. ...
March 19, 2009
The FAA is grounding 2,800 Bell models, including the 407, 427 and the 206 A, B and L series, to search for improperly installed bearing that...
March 10, 2009
Beginning with an assembly plant, the company could invest up to $550 million in Mexico. Mexico has already...
March 9, 2009
A set of recommendations was created for the state-run EMS helicopter program. This comes on the heels of the four deaths, late last year, from a helicopter crash in Prince...
March 1, 2009
PUBLIC | POLICE Since being delivered in late 2008, the Bell Huey II medium-lift helicopter purchased by the Kern County Sheriff’s Office in Calif. has been busy. In January, the Huey II rescued three motorcyclists who became lost in the frigid southern Sierra...
March 1, 2009
CHC Group’s Heli-One, was awarded a new contract worth $8.9 million to complete avionics upgrades on two Eurocopter AS332M1 Super Pumas. The helicopters will receive, among other upgrades, installation of night vision goggles. The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence awarded a nearly $45-million contract to Cobham Aviation Services’ joint...
March 1, 2009
The Chattering Class Gets Nervous I recently ran into one of my counterparts at an aviation industry gathering, and his remarks to me were profoundly disturbing (well, what passes for profound among publishing’s "chattering class," anyway). Because I don’t particularly enjoy the company of lawyers, I won’t print this person’s name. Upon entering this crowded, noisy...
February 25, 2009
Several attempts were made to rescue a South Korean mountain climber who broke his leg during...
February 20, 2009
Aero Dynamix reports that it has earned Federal Aviation Administration Supplemental Type Certificates for the Sikorsky S-76C and...
February 2, 2009
A Bell 206B Jet Ranger carrying Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee was ordered to land at Van Nuys Airport when it allegedly encroached a Los Angeles...
February 1, 2009
PUBLIC | POLICE Maryland is the only jurisdiction in the country where the police run a statewide medevac system. The budget for the program is about $20 million a year. But, operations have been under fire following a fatal crash and critical audit in September. The Federal Aviation Administration began investigating the helicopter operations of the Maryland State Police late in November. Initial...
February 1, 2009
PUBLIC | POLICE A North Carolina man has been arrested for shining a laser light at a police aircrew on the evening of January 3. Nicholas Wheeler now faces federal charges of...
February 1, 2009
Human Factors in Airborne Law Enforcement When we examine human factors, we study anatomical, physiological and psychological aspects of our working environment in an effort to minimize error and optimize safety, comfort and efficiency. The use of a helicopter for public safety provides a special circumstance. At any given time, one may find a pilot, a policeman, a paramedic or even a fireman working...
January 27, 2009
On Jan. 27, the government of Colombia announced it is days away from receiving 32 new helicopters for its military...
January 22, 2009
Pursuant to budget shortfalls that have plagued many cities, counties and states, Escambia County (Fla.) Sheriff David Morgan reports that he will have to close...
January 20, 2009
Today, Eurocopter released its sales figures for 2008, which showed it fully met its objectives for the year. The...
January 19, 2009
On Jan. 15, Tianjin Free Trade Zone and China Aviation Industry Corporation jointly invested in a program to create China Aviation Industry Helicopter Co., Ltd. (CAIHC) The...
January 12, 2009
To save $50,000 a month, the Monterey County Sheriff's Office suspended its use of two leased helicopters; a...
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