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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...
January 6, 2009
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 charges of interfering...
January 1, 2009
Safety Versus Mission Keith M. Cianfrani only touched the surface of the complexity of carrying out a safe and efficient helicopter medical transport ("Medical Transport: Safety Versus Mission" November 2008, page 60). As an aging Coast Guard aviator with a few too many dark and stormy nights in my memory, I received notification from the rescue coordination center that a high-risk pregnancy...
January 1, 2009
PRODUCTS After three court appearances and one jury trial, defendant Sandel Avionics of Vista, Calif. prevailed in a patent infringement lawsuit brought by Honeywell International. The $10.6 million suit, which was filed in 2002, alleged that Sandel’s ST3400 terrain avoidance warning...
January 1, 2009
PUBLIC SERVICE A British police helicopter crew reported a near collision with an unidentified flying object over Birmingham, England. The pilot and two observers described the UFO as a small craft with blue-green lights that closed...
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