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September 9, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Helicopter rescue teams rescued dozens of the 110 tourists stranded mid-air in cable cars over the French Alps, according to news reports. The rescue included a Eurocopter EC145 operated by the French Société Civile Immobilière and two Leonardo AW139s operated by the Italian Airgreen, among other... Read More »
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September 7, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Air Ambulance Northern Ireland (AANI) has tapped Babcock Mission Critical Services Onshore as its aviation supplier, providing air medical coverage across the country every day of the year. Babcock will supply two Eurocopter EC135s, according to an AANI news release. The contract is set to run for... Read More »
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August 31, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Metro Aviation and West Michigan Air Care have launched an air medical service with the delivery of an EC145e. The service will begin Sep. 1. Metro President Mike Stanberry said the Kalamazoo-based air medical provider was among the first of 25 programs in the U.S. to receive the Commission on... Read More »
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August 30, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
A UH-72A Lakota. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army A U.S. court has backed Leonardo's challenge to the U.S. Army's contract with Airbus Helicopters for 16 more UH-72A Lakota helicopters and has given the service six months to justify that contract award, re-compete it or drop... Read More »
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August 1, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Nothing can clear a room faster than talking about helicopter aerodynamics. But certain concepts do seem to create lasting intrigue and can spark good conversation. Sometimes you ll find pilots using various hand gestures as a visual aid to assist them in describing theory and physics. If you re... Read More »
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June 3, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has determined the primary cause of a Eurocopter AS350 B2 crash in January 2015 to be increased cable tension during stringing operations, which led to the aircraft performing a "dynamic rollover." The aircraft was operated by Airspan Helicopters Ltd., and... Read More »
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June 1, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Russian Helicopters line of aircraft include the Kazan Ansat, the Kamov Ka-62 and Mil Mi-26T, Mi-38 and Mi-8. The TV7-117V engine is installed on all Mi-38s. Photos courtesy of Russian Helicopters and ISAF Headquarters Public Affairs Office Amid Western sanctions and the crises of... Read More »
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May 1, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
At Heli-Expo in March, I heard an interesting talk on an alternate recovery from vortex ring state (VRS) given by Robinson Helicopter s Tim Tucker, who had written an article describing this method last fall ( Flying Through the Vortex, September 2015, page 30). I was anxious to see his... Read More »
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April 29, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
A Eurocopter EC225 carrying 13 passengers crashed Friday while flying from the Gullfaks oil field to Bergen, Norway. BBC News reported 11 were killed and two are still missing. The aircraft belonged to CHC Helikopter Sevice, which operates to oil platforms in the North Sea, according to media... Read More »
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April 20, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Helicopter Services, a U.K.-based flight training school, has added a Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter to its fleet. The Wycombe Air Park-based operator already provides private, commercial, instrument and instructor flight training. Its mixed piston- and turbine-engine fleet includes one... Read More »
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April 12, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Garmin now offers a system upgrade to GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigators installed on certain helicopters. The upgrade includes a combination of safety and cockpit-resource-management enhancements that are particularly well-suited to single-pilot operations. The upgrade applies to GTN navigators... Read More »
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March 15, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
The Canadian Coast Guard accepted the last of 15 Bell Helicopter 429 light-lift helicopters into its fleet. Mirabel-based Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltd. was awarded the contract in May 2014. The Guard said 12 of the new helicopters are already in service across the country, including... Read More »
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March 1, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Photo courtesy of Metro Aviation If you travel by air enough, you have probably had the pleasure of experiencing a maintenance delay with an airline. Even though the largest global carriers have factory-supported service centers and back-up aircraft at their disposal, a break-down or... Read More »
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February 28, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Genesys Aerosystems has applied for an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of its Helicopter Stability Augmentation System (HeliSAS) and two-axis autopilot aboard Airbus EC120 Colibri light-turbine helicopters. Genesys' director of sales and marketing, Jamie Luster... Read More »
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January 29, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
The National Commission on the Future of the Army proposed an aviation restructure solution that keeps AH-64 Apaches in the U.S. Army National Guard, but it would cost an extra $165 million per year, in addition to a $420 million upfront cost. The commission, in its report released Thursday... Read More »
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December 1, 2015
From Rotor & Wing
Amref (African Medical Research Foundation) Flying Doctors has extended its subscription coverage for medevac services to locations in Uganda following successful talks with Uganda s chamber of commerce, according to the organization. The group has provided Maisha Air Ambulance coverage in... Read More »
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November 1, 2015
From Rotor & Wing
Disaster Response In regards to your feature on Katrina ( Disaster Response: What s Changed? R&WI, September 2015, page 22), not enough has changed. The article revived a point about the need for hoists on emergency-response helicopters. About two weeks after the disaster, I rode on a U.S. Coast... Read More »
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November 1, 2015
From Rotor & Wing
The NH90 is an asset to Germany s infantry and helicopter regiments, which are all under one command. Photo by Wim Das The European Defence Agency s most recent large-scale, multinational helicopter exercise offered aviators and airborne troops the opportunity to hone their... Read More »
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October 28, 2015
From Aviation Today
A pilots union will no longer appeal a court order turning over a helicopter s combined flight/voice recorder to police investigating four deaths in a 2013 Shetland Islands crash. International safety officials have been working for years to establish global legal standards to prevent the public... Read More »
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October 28, 2015
From Rotor & Wing
A pilots union will no longer appeal a court order turning over a helicopter s combined flight/voice recorder to police investigating four deaths in a 2013 Shetland Islands crash. International safety officials have been working for years to establish global legal standards to prevent the public... Read More »
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