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November 3, 2008
Planners for the government-sponsored 7th annual China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, scheduled for Nov. 4-9 in the country’s Guangdong Province, are expecting the event...
November 1, 2008
One panel at the Search and Rescue Summit 2008 was “The Go/No Go Decision.” This interactive event revealed some pieces involved in deciding whether or not to scrub a mission. Risk management and communication were a common thread. “I think his point is communication within the aircraft. There are four guys in there that are going out to a really bad situation,” said Cdr Jim...
November 1, 2008
NEWS A Maryland State Police Eurocopter AS365N Dauphin on a medical transport mission crashed two nm north of Andrews AFB (ADW) in suburban Washington, D.C. killing four aboard and leaving one in critical condition. While only the second helicopter fatality since the unit’s start-up in 1970 — the first occurring in 1986 when two crewmembers were killed in low-visibility conditions aboard a Bell...
November 1, 2008
PUBLIC The Pima County Sheriffs Dept (PCSD) in southern Arizona has had a small aviation unit for years, but just received its first helicopter in September 2008. They purchased a used MD Helicopters MD-530 to add to its fleet of two Helio Courier airplanes, which deputies use as surveillance platforms above its county of 352,000...
November 1, 2008
PUBLIC The South African Police Service received the first two of six Robinson R44s in October, with the remaining four to be delivered by the end of the year, according to the Pretoria News. The six rotorcraft were ordered as part of an FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup capacity-building program designed to boost the SAPS’s air support capabilities, the service said...
November 1, 2008
PUBLIC The Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD) took delivery of a new Bell 407, the latest addition to its current, but aging, fleet of two Bell 206B JetRangers. "We started the unit in the early to mid-1970s with three [surplus] Bell 47 helicopters, then made two flyable," said police chief J.M. "Jake" Jacocks, who spoke to R&W about the acquisition...
November 1, 2008
PUBLIC The Pasadena Police Department (PPD) in southern Calif. has placed an order for an MD-500E from MD Helicopters (MDHI) of Mesa, Ariz. It is the first aircraft in a plan to purchase four of the four-seat, single-engine, light turbine helicopters. The MD-500E will come with MDHI’s new...
November 1, 2008
This year’s Search & Rescue Summit drew hundreds from around the world, including our Helicopter Heroism Award winners, each of whom were nominated by their associates, then selected by our panel of judges and you, the readers. We are proud to introduce the judges of Rotor & Wing’s 2007 Helicopter Heroism Award. Chris Baur has more than 11,000 hr, is a dual-rated certified flight...
November 1, 2008
With the obvious exception of Boeing’s AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, many military rotorcraft designs find their way into civilian service. The most common are the OH-58 Kiowa and the OH-6 Cayuse, which often make their way into the hangars of police departments operating start-up aviation units or existing helicopter operations working with tight budgets. In the 1996, the Anne Arundel County...
November 1, 2008
We’re All In It Together For those of you who are not from the United States, please read this article and know that when I write about the brotherhood of dedicated helicopter crews that perform rescue operations I mean all of the folks in the world that have dedicated their lives to this calling. I guess as we get older our ability to tolerate nonsense becomes more and more fragile. I have listened...
October 31, 2008
The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency signed a contract for three AW139 medium twin-engine helicopters plus options for several additional aircraft. The MMEA will use...
October 22, 2008
Flight Safety International has partnered with flight simulator manufacturer Frasca to place light turbine simulators in many of FSI’s training centers...
October 20, 2008
The Pima County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona has taken delivery of its first helicopter, a previously owned MD530. It is not, however, the department’s first aircraft. The agency already owns a fleet of airplanes that it...
October 13, 2008
Effective Oct. 16, 2008, FAA Airworthiness Directive AD 2008-19-02, regarding Bell model 222, 222B, 222U, 230 and 430 helicopters, will require repetitive inspections of the main rotor hydraulic actuator supports to verify the presence...
October 10, 2008
The RAF Benson has hit a £250,000 ($424,000) hole for an EC135 that has already been ordered. A police...
October 1, 2008
PRODUCTS Deh Cho Regional Helicopters has purchased its first helicopter, a Eurocopter AS350B2 AStar B2 valued at $1.6 million. The helicopter company is owned by the Canadian indigenous groups The Fort Simpson Metis Nation and the First Nations from Jean Marie River, Trout Lake, Fort Liard and Nahanni...
October 1, 2008
PUBLIC SERVICE Maryland State police officials spent Sept. 9 trying to reassure critics in the legislature that the state’s air ambulance system is in capable hands, according to The Baltimore Sun. A recent Office of Legislative Audits review said about a third of the troopers’ aging Eurocopter AS365s were out of service for 51 days in the past...
October 1, 2008
PRODUCTS Eurocopter has netted an order from Bavaria’s interior ministry for eight EC135 P2is for the Bavarian Police Helicopter Squadron. Fitted with police...
September 30, 2008
The parents of the lone survivor of Sunday’s fatal crash of a Maryland State Police helicopter spoke to the press on September 30 outside of the hospital where their daughter, 18-year old Jordan Wells, is recuperating. Scott Wells, Jordan’s father, advised that his daughter is still in...
September 29, 2008
The Pasadena, Calif. Air Operations Section is buying a $2 million MD 500E after receiving numerous noise complaints against its current fleet of aircraft. The $2 million price tag includes a base price of $1.6 with the rest of the funds being used...
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