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July 1, 2008
The United Kingdom is a small country, but it does have big ideas when it comes to police helicopters. The nation’s 60 million people live in a country of 93 million sq mi. That compares in size with the U.S. state of Michigan (with a bit more than 10 million residents) and is one-third that of Texas (with more than 23.5 million). To cover this area, England and Wales have 43 police forces, Scotland...
July 1, 2008
The Brazilian state of São Paulo has more than 41 million inhabitants in its more than 96,135 sq mi (249,000 sq km). One of 26 states and one federal district in the country, it accounts for 32 percent of Brazil’s gross domestic product. The greater metropolitan area of São Paulo city, at 3,065 sq mi (7,944 sq km), alone hosts 20 million people. Its streets are crammed with more than...
July 1, 2008
The Asia-Pacific region is viewed as the world’s airborne law enforcement market with the largest potential for growth in the next decade — largely because of the prospects envisioned by aircraft and mission equipment managers for that segment in China. Nations in the region, such as China, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, as well as Australia and New...
July 1, 2008
Miami and Houston police soon should be using small, unmanned aerial systems (UASs) to help fight crime and improve their situational awareness during the response to an emergency or disaster. The Miami-Dade Police Dept. shortly plans to have a 14-lb, ducted-fan Honeywell Micro Air Vehicle equipped with electro-optical and infrared sensors patrolling above Miami’s streets. For 4-6 months, it will...
July 1, 2008
Vendors are working hard to support airborne law enforcement units seeking communications gear that meets new requirements for interoperable communications. The industry/government Project 25 initiative is forcing police air units throughout the United States to upgrade their aircraft communications suites with radios that meet higher standards for digital encryption, interoperability and frequency...
July 1, 2008
TFOs: The Unsung Heroes Yes, I’m guilty, albeit unintentionally. Even though most of my columns are intended for every member of a law enforcement helicopter crew, I have never written anything exclusively about the tactical flight officer (TFO). That doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate these unsung heroes. I feel just the opposite. Having played the role of pilot and TFO, I learned firsthand...
June 25, 2008
The two U.K. police officers and helicopter pilot were nominated for the country’s Police Bravery Awards, which honor police officers in England and Wales for heroic actions. The team saved a woman from drowning in the River Derwent in Derbyshire, England. Pilot and Captain Eric Church, hovered near power lines...
June 23, 2008
August 1, 2008 is the deadline for nominations for Rotor & Wing’s Helicopter Heroism Awards. If you know of displays of heroism and flying skills involving helicopter crews and individuals on missions conducted in calendar year 2007...
June 20, 2008
The market analysis firm Forecast International sees piston-powered helicopter production to taper off in coming years. Production in that category has been booming since 2002, when only about 290 units were...
June 18, 2008
Mark Cavanagh, 48, turned himself in to police last month and was charged with the theft of the ex-military Bell Helicopter OH-58 Kiowa. According to...
June 16, 2008
A 27-year-old man was stomping and kicking the boy along a California country road June 14, according to The San Jose Mercury News. An off-duty volunteer firefighter tried to stop him, as did several others, but everyone was...
June 11, 2008
Woman in Aviation International is offering thousands of scholarship dollars to applicants who get their applications in starting July 1, 2008. The...
June 5, 2008
Looking for a leading indicator of whether the U.S. dollar is rebounding in value against other international currencies? Top U.S. economic officials have in recent weeks been signaling that the "greenback" has depreciated enough. They long...
June 3, 2008
Nominations are open for Rotor & Wing’s Helicopter Heroism Award. For more than 40 years, the award has honored crews who tested the limits of their skill and courage and the performance of their...
June 3, 2008
Aviation Specialties Unlimited has regained its FAA Part 145 repair station certificate. The FAA issued the certificate May 30, according to the...
June 3, 2008
CLARIFICATION: Aviation Specialties Unlimited says that no more than 10 helicopters had use of their night-vision systems suspended as a result of discrepancies between installations and the paperwork submitted to the FAA, and that those were limited to two operators. It notes that the FAA official with which it has worked to develop a plan to correct the discrepancies is a project manager in the Northwest...
June 1, 2008
New and Improved? Perhaps Mrs. McKenna has a point in her reluctance to use electronic methods of navigation ("New and Improved," January 2008, page 4). In 1989, I was flying in a loose formation of three from Deauville to Ferté Alais, France. As I was in a poorly equipped Tiger Moth, I was the back of the formation with a paper map, the leader having a Loran (the GPS of the era, but less...
June 1, 2008
TRAINING The U.S. FAA has extended the special federal rule prescribing training requirements for instructors and operators of Robinson Helicopters’ R22s and R44s. Known as the "Robinson SFAR," Special Federal Aviation Regulation 73 took effect in 1995 to address safety concerns about the operation of those aircraft by inexperienced pilots. It imposes training requirements beyond the...
June 1, 2008
PRODUCTS | AIRFRAMES Enstrom Helicopter Corp has delivered three new turbine 480Bs to its newest international dealer, Aerolineas Ejecutivas S.A. de C.V. in Mexico, and a customer of that dealer there. Aerolineas Ejecutivas plans to use a 480B as a...
June 1, 2008
COMMERCIAL | AIR TAXI Atlantic Airways Ltd of Denmark’s Faroe Islands has taken delivery of an AgustaWestland AW139. The helicopter is configured for 12-15 seat layouts for both public passenger transport and offshore-support operations. As the national airline of the Faroe Islands...
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