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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...
May 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL R&W interviewed Dr. Lutz Bertling, CEO, Eurocopter during Heli-Expo 2009. Following is an excerpt from that interview. R&W: What’s going on at Eurocopter? Bertling: The company is in good shape. [We] increased deliveries from 488 to 588 [aircraft]. Our fixed costs have not increased too much, which means, mainly, we achieved it through efficiency improvements. On average, we have...
April 29, 2009
According to a Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW) report, police in the northeastern portion of that region are using unmanned miniature helicopters to track down marijuana farms...
April 21, 2009
The Louisville (Kentucky) Metropolitan Police Department is back in the air again, but for how long? The agency’s MD520N had received extensive damage in an accident in August...
April 1, 2009
PUBLIC | POLICE The U.K.’s West Yorkshire Police have surpassed 10,000 flying hours on their MD902 Explorer, known as X99. According to the WYP, X99 (aircraft number 078) has set a departmental record for flight hours, reaching 10,157 hours as of mid-March and still going strong...
April 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL With its rotorcraft dominating a large piece of show floor in Anaheim, Sikorsky was out in full force at Heli-Expo 2009. At the same time, the company used the show as a backdrop for a number of announcements. Key among these was the rebranding of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. as Sikorsky Global Helicopters (SGH). The new company also includes...
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...
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