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October 1, 2009
PUBLIC SERVICE Aviation Today is hosting a webinar — scheduled for 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29 — that asks some of the world’s top helicopter air safety...
October 1, 2009
The weather outside is frightful... It’s high noon on November 24th: The wind is 30-plus knots with blowing snow; the temperature is minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit; there are polar bears lurking outside your hangar; and the sun won’t come up until late February. Just the thought of that kind of environment is enough to make practically every pilot in the lower 48 thankful they don’t have to...
October 1, 2009
The Kaman Seasprite has a retro-50s flare and the empennage looks a bit too short for the height of the fuselage. I never thought it was very pretty. But when a company invites me to test drive a helicopter, looks aren’t very important. It’s all about performance and operational capability. And trust me, what the SH-2G(I) lacks in looks, it makes up for in performance and a suite of...
September 1, 2009
PUBLIC SERVICE Alexandria, Va.-based Helicopter Association Intl (HAI) recently awarded STAT MedEvac for its outstanding safety record in 2008. HAI gives the award to members who demonstrate an excellent safety...
September 1, 2009
PUBLIC SERVICE Italian manufacturer AgustaWestland (AW) has received orders for five AW139s — four from the government of Trinidad and Tobago and one from the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD). The LAFD helicopter will join two AW139s that conduct search and rescue (SAR), aerial firefighting and medevac operations in the city and surrounding areas. AW...
September 1, 2009
It’s a big deal when a manufacturer introduces a new helicopter model. It’s the culmination of years of designing, engineering, testing and tweaking, interspersed with artist conception drawings, full-scale mock-ups, flying prototypes and then a number of fully-functioning machines that are available for aviation journalists and a few potential customers to fly. It’s during the early...
August 1, 2009
PUBLIC SERVICE Hawaii County is getting a new MD500E to replace its aging Chopper One. The new helicopter, which the Hawaii County Fire Department will operate, will handle...
August 1, 2009
August 13-15 — LABACE 2009, Sao Paolo, Brazil. Contact ABAG, phone +55 115-032-2727 (International) or 1-202-783-9000 (NBAA) in the U.S. Web: www.abag.org.br/labace2009/site_labace.Labace1.htm August 17-21 — 42nd Annual Comprehensive Short Course in Rotary Wing Technology, State College, Penn. Contact: Phone: 1-814-863-0602; Web: www.outreach.psu.edu/programs/rotary-wing August 27-30 —...
August 1, 2009
Many years ago, a friend and I were discussing the job prospects of joining an offshore helicopter company as line pilots. He was adamant that the only over water time he cared about logging was sitting on the commode with his monthly copy of Rotor & Wing.  As for me, I saw opportunity knocking and have logged more than 7,000 hours flying over the Gulf of Mexico spanning some 23 years. They were...
May 14, 2009
Montreal-based Canadian Helicopters said its first quarter revenues rose by almost six percent this year, partly due, they said, to a contract with the U.S...
April 20, 2009
Portland, Ore.-based Columbia Helicopters has appointed Command Pilot Keith Saylor to a brand new position, Fire Operations Manager. The post was...
April 20, 2009
Oil and Gas UK, a representative body for the United Kingdom’s offshore oil and gas industry, called a meeting of North Sea platform operators and politicians to discuss helicopter transport safety issues, mostly because of the...
April 1, 2009
The first of two AW139s for All Nippon Helicopter has been delivered to Mitsui Bussan Aerospace, Agusta...
March 23, 2009
Questions still surround the death of a well-known Broadway actress, who died as a result of head injuries sustained in an accident last week. Ambulance operators report that it took four hours to get Natasha...
February 19, 2009
Carson Helicopters has signed a contract to  assist the U.S. Department of Defense in Afghanistan. The Oregon-based...
February 4, 2009
Tuesday was the opening day of the National Transportation Safety Board’s public hearing on airborne helicopter emergency medical...
January 20, 2009
Airborne emergency medical service operators in New Zealand who fly in the vicinity of Wellington are trying to fight a long-standing ban on single-engine helicopters flights above densely populated areas. The ban...
January 5, 2009
On Dec. 1, 2008, the Transportation Security Administration temporarily suspended the operations of US Helicopter (USH) from New York City’s Downtown Manhattan Heliport (JRB) when it discovered the site’s new fixed-base operator...
December 17, 2008
Omniflight Helicopters Inc of Addison, Tex., a leading national provider of air medical services, announced today that the company has ranked 20th in this year’s Dallas 100, an awards program recognizing the Dallas area’s 100...
December 1, 2008
U.S. Helicopters, the only operator providing scheduled helicopter taxi service from Manhattan to New York’s JFK Airport and Newark’s Liberty Airport, has cancelled all flights out of the Downtown Manhattan Heliport (JRB). The...
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