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December 1, 2008
PUBLIC SERVICE October’s annual Air Medical Transport Conference in Minneapolis served as the backdrop for the introduction of the Association of Professional Flight Chaplains (APFC), a non-profit organization designed to offer spiritual and emotional support for air medical flight crews. Pastor Joseph Love of Williamsport, Md., a registered flight nurse and ordained minister, is one of the...
December 1, 2008
COMMERCIAL | PRODUCTS The seventh China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, also known as the China Air Show, closed November 9, but not before seeing brisk aircraft sales. According to show officials, the six-day event, held in Zhuhai, resulted in 102 aircraft sales totaling $4...
December 1, 2008
PUBLIC SERVICE A study prepared by internationally recognized sleep expert Mark R. Rosekind, Ph.D., supports the long-standing position of the National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA) that emergency medical service pilots should be allowed to sleep on duty. Rosekind, the president and chief scientist of Alertness Solutions, a California-based company that provides consulting services in the area of fatigue...
December 1, 2008
PRODUCTS Dart Helicopter Services (DHS) of Piney Flats, Tenn. has been named as an authorized distributor of Spectrolab’s popular line of illumination products. Sylar, Calif.-based Spectrolab, a subsidiary of Boeing, manufactures the Nightsun...
December 1, 2008
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December 1, 2008
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November 28, 2008
On Nov. 24, a panel of emergency medical systems experts convened in Linthicum, Md. to explore operation policies that may have contributed to the fatal crash of a Maryland State Police (MSP) helicopter last September.  The...
November 26, 2008
Pratt & Whitney Canada received Transport Canada type certification for its new PW207D1 and PW207D2 engines...
November 24, 2008
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...
November 20, 2008
Eurocopter announced the creation of Eurocopter Indonesia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Franco-German-Spanish helicopter manufacturer based in France. The...
November 4, 2008
The round table discussion at the Air Medical Transport Conference was the first of its kind for the flight chaplains. This forum allowed participants to interact with a flight...
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...
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