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December 1, 2013
aparker@accessintel.com Three of the larger stories involving the helicopter industry in 2013 have ties to Eurocopter. The first is something Eurocopter didn’t do in relation to arguably the biggest story of the year, as the manufacturer dropped out of U.S. Army Aviation’s Joint Multi-Role (JMR) competition, which leads to Future Vertical Lift (FVL), first with the medium variant. Army Aviation...
November 25, 2013
Quest Aviation Solutions announced its appointment as the exclusive MD Helicopters distributor for the United Arab Emirates on the second day of the Dubai Airshow. “We actually signed the document three weeks ago but we have been working on it for a long time,” said Mike Creed, Quest’s group aircraft sales and commercial director. “The market that we are aiming at is the seven...
November 20, 2013
The New South Wales Police Force has reached an agreement to bring the first Bell 412EPI helicopter to Australia. The...
November 14, 2013
Bell Helicopter has handed over the first seven of 15 Bell 429s to the Turkish National Police. According to Bell, the 429s will be used...
November 12, 2013
Eurocopter has handed over the first of four EC145s to the National Police of Peru, as the country's Interior Ministry looks to modernize its public security aircraft fleet...
November 1, 2013
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has placed orders for a total of 14 new helicopters from MD as the Middle Eastern nation...
November 1, 2013
Upon my arrival at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) exhibition hall in Orlando a couple months ago, I got a big surprise. It was the appearance of a helicopter from an agency I know. It was move-in day, which is when the exhibitors set up their booths, and the various helicopters that will be on display are wheeled inside. I was there to get the Rotor & Wing booth ready when I saw a...
October 1, 2013
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has placed orders for a total of 14 new MD helicopters, as the Middle Eastern nation looks to...
October 1, 2013
New competitors have recently enlivened a market dominated by Boeing’s Spectrolab, and Helitech 2013 provided Rotor & Wing with an opportunity to examine Thommen’s HSL-1600 and Trakka Corp.’s Trakkabeam A800 – two very different solutions to the same set of problems. The HSL-1600 looks the more conventional of the two with its large diameter parabolic reflector that forms the...
September 1, 2013
Orlando was the site of the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) 43rd Annual Convention and Exposition, which ran from July 17 through 19. Co-hosted by the Orange County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit and held at the Orange County Convention Center, the event drew people from across North America for training, networking, exhibitions and social events specially tailored for federal, state and local...
September 1, 2013
Months after its implementation, you still can’t go more than a day without hearing about the effects of sequestration – the spanking the federal government took last March when politicians failed to agree upon less painful spending cuts. It was intended to be the same kind of over-the-top threat of punishment a parent makes to get their child to comply with something, while all along expecting...
August 1, 2013
Helicopters are noisy, and people complain about noise. There aren’t many areas of the world where these two factors reach a boiling point like in the western U.S. cities of Las Vegas and Los Angeles, where celebrities, casinos, tourism and people with deep pockets and powerful connections rule the land. One of the hotbeds of the helicopter noise issue is Los Angeles, where the FAA released a report...
July 23, 2013
The Airborne Law Enforcement Association's (ALEA) exhibit hall wrapped up it's second day at the Orange County Convention Center on Friday. Attendees at ALEA's 43rd Annual Convention...
July 17, 2013
American Eurocopter's role for U.S. law enforcement is increasing, as the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) teamed up with the company to conduct a training program, while two other city police departments selected its rotorcraft for air operations recently.   Photo courtesy of Eurocopter   LAPD Air Support Division pilots have...
July 1, 2013
Three different helicopter types (a total of four aircraft) are headed for Japan’s National Police Agency (NPA) under a new contract signed with Eurocopter Japan. The two medium-class helicopters are going to the Hyogo Prefectural Police (EC155 B1) and the Hiroshima Prefectural Police (AS365 N3+), while the...
July 1, 2013
The Korean National Police helicopter fleet is receiving avionics upgrades from Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), as the Korean Utility...
July 1, 2013
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Division based in Phoenix has chosen FlightSafety International to...
July 1, 2013
Back in 2011, while attending the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) conference in New Orleans, I saw a brand new Virginia State Police (VSP) Eurocopter EC145 on display. It had recently been completed by Metro Aviation of Shreveport, La., and was loaded with all of the latest gear for flying air medical missions. While driving through southern Virginia – technically a...
July 1, 2013
Bell Helicopter places at the top in seven out of the nine Rotor & Wing 2013 Excellence Ratings categories, continuing its run as the leader in customer service among helicopter OEMs. Photo courtesy of Bell Statistics in business are like the light post to the drunk … they are used far more for support, than for illumination.” A lot of numbers get tossed around in support of one helicopter...
July 1, 2013
A few months ago, a former police friend of mine was accidentally shot and killed at a private gun range. As some of us talked about the accident, the conversation shifted to firearms safety in general, and a move my former police department made a dozen years back to make the range experience more safe and useful. The new policy said that officers were required to qualify wearing whatever attire he or she...
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