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August 16, 2012
Canadian Helicopters Group subsidiary Helicopters NZ has inked a contract to provide aerial support services for Shell Global Solutions...
August 15, 2012
The University of Michigan Health System’s Survival Flight program has begun flying a new Eurocopter EC155, with two additional...
August 15, 2012
Aside from the many more commonly publicized extremes of scale noted in conjunction with Alaska’s Exxon Valdez oil spill, aviation activities in the disaster’s aftermath were undertaken in a quantity, and at an undeniably high quality, previously unknown to industrial emergency operations involving large scale logistics support. Exxon, finding itself suddenly thrust into the epicenter of a...
August 14, 2012
The Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum hosted an event dedicated to helicopters on August 11 at the Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles Airport in Virginia. Helicopters on display...
August 14, 2012
The UTair Training Center in Tyumen dates back to 1967, when it was a training facility unit for the Tyumen Civil Aviation Department. Later it developed into a Personnel Training Center (PTC) and was registered as a non-commercial partnership that soon grew into one of the largest civil aviation training centers in Russia. UTair Aviation and its subsidiaries, UTair Engineering and Center of Transport and...
August 13, 2012
Bell Helicopter has handed over a 407GX to a private operator in Africa. Bell’s...
August 9, 2012
Russian Helicopters subsidiary, Ulan-Ude Aviation, has handed over three Mil Mi-171s to UTair. The helicopters...
August 3, 2012
American Eurocopter has handed over an EC145 to the University of Utah’s AirMed program. The EMS...
August 1, 2012
The FDMA’s newest fleet addition is an AgustaWestland AW139. AgustaWestland The Fire Disaster Management Agency (FDMA) and Yokohama City in Japan have each ordered a...
August 1, 2012
EMERCOM’s fifth Ka-32A11BC will patrol a main highway between Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. Russian Helicopters Russian Helicopters has handed over the last...
August 1, 2012
Two Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky MH-60Rs Sierras are headed to the Royal Thai Navy, following the FMS sale of 24 Sierras to Australia. Following the first foreign military sales (FMS) of 24 Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky MH-60Rs to the Australian Navy in the summer 2011, as well as two MH-60 Sierras to the Royal Thai Navy in August—a deal stated at the time to be worth around $3.2 billion—Mike Sears...
August 1, 2012
An Erickson Air-Crane dumps water over a 2009 bushfire in Victoria, Australia. Early next year, Australia’s National Aerial Firefighting Center (NAFC) will decide on the aerial firefighting fleet that will do battle against the country’s annual bushfire threat over the next few years. With the NAFC’s existing tenders reaching the end of their three years plus two years extension life at...
August 1, 2012
Keith Flail has joined Bell Helicopter as director of military program office operations. The U.S. Army veteran was previously senior manager of business development for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Company. Flail will take charge of the program management and core process teams for his department. Vancouver, B.C.-based CHC Helicopter has hired Peter Bartolotta to serve as chief operating...
August 1, 2012
Bell Helicopter affiliate SkyBOOKS has packaged its Version 4.7 SAAS software into two areas—flight operations and maintenance...
August 1, 2012
Offshore services operator Bristow Group has signed several long-term contracts and extensions covering 20 helicopters. In Norway, Bristow has added a five-year option to a seven-year contract for four Sikorsky S-92s; a new five-year contract with an option for another...
August 1, 2012
This Eurocopter EC225 Super Puma is part of the Tokyo Fire Department’s fleet expansion. The unit bought its first Super Puma in December...
August 1, 2012
German National Police use a fleet of 87 Eurocopter variants to patrol the county. Eurocopter Eurocopter has handed over the final two EC155B1s out of a...
August 1, 2012
Bell Helicopter has completed delivery of a second multi-mission Bell 429 to the Fairfax County Police Department...
August 1, 2012
Era Helicopters AgustaWestland AW139. When you think about it, the helicopter industry is truly amazing. Especially when you consider how many of today’s mega-service-providers started out as “one ship” operations. Take Era Group, for example. The company was started in 1948 when an adventurous young pilot named Carl Brady started Economy Helicopters and brought a Bell 47A to Alaska to...
August 1, 2012
Nondestructive testing (NDT) of helicopters via ultrasonics is an essential facet of any maintenance and manufacturing program. NDT is a cost-effective way to quality check rotorcraft components and structures for defects, thickness, cracks, flaws and other problems without tearing apart your helicopter to access them. The helicopter industry is dependent on NDT.  (Top) NDT plays a vital role in...
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