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October 1, 2016
The European Union dream, if ever there was one, has recently taken a bit of a beating. With the British declaring they had tired of the club and opting to exit the EU plus a mix of civil unrest and terror attacks, all appears not to be well. Originally a trading arrangement set in the wake of... Read More »
August 5, 2016
Sikorsky plans to build its operation in Colombia into a hub for supporting Black Hawk operators throughout Latin America. The manufacturer in 2012 established facilities in Colombia to support operations there. Colombia is the largest Black Hawk operator in the region, Sikorsky said. That nation... Read More »
April 1, 2016
An AS532 Cougar with the Royal Netherlands Air Force works to extinguish a fire during a training exercise in the Netherlands. Photo by Wim Das Unpredictability is a fact of life in fighting wildland fires. The number and scope of fires in any given year depend on many variables, from... Read More »
December 30, 2015
The U.K. s National Police Air Service plans to close 10 of 25 helicopter bases across the country next year to help reduce budget shortfalls, according to a report in northwest England's The Sentinel newspaper. The newspaper, based about 35 nm southeast of Liverpool in Stoke, said the move should... Read More »
October 29, 2015
Anyone who doubted the FAA s appreciation of threats posed by small drones to safe helicopter flight may find fuel for added skepticism in the members of the agency s new task force. Of the 25 groups with representatives named today to the task force on how to create a registry of small unmanned... Read More »
September 1, 2015
James T. McKenna An aviation journalist for more than 25 years, James T. McKenna served as R&WI s editor-in-chief from 2003 to 2008. He then worked on communications projects for Bell Helicopter and numerous consulting clients, including the Aerospace Industries Association, Helicopter Association... Read More »
August 1, 2015
James T. McKenna An aviation journalist for more than 25 years, James T. McKenna served as R&WI s editor-in-chief from 2003 to 2008. He then worked on communications projects for Bell Helicopter and numerous consulting clients, including the Aerospace Industries Association, Helicopter Association... Read More »
July 1, 2015
The Turkish National Police is using Bell Helicopter 429s to support a wide array of law enforcement missions. Photo courtesy of Bell The Police Aviation Conference highlighted the common issues confronting airborne law enforcement units around the world, from flight safety... Read More »
April 6, 2015
While growth in the Australian helicopter market may have slowed this financial year, the sector still has encouraging growth prospects and was well represented at the Australian International Air Show, which took place at Avalon Airport, Victoria, from Feb. 24 to March 1. The static park included... Read More »
March 4, 2015
You re sitting in the hangar fat, dumb and happy, as my boss used to say, when you hear the sound that sends chills through your entire body every single time. It s that terrified cry for back-up coming over the radio that signals something is so wrong, the officer on the other end can t even... Read More »
March 1, 2015
Joseph Ambrogne is the Technical Editor of Rotor & Wing. He earned a BA in English from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, and spent eight years as a technical writer in the software and manufacturing industries. He also holds a commercial pilot license and instrument rating, and has... Read More »
February 6, 2015
Book your travel plans now (hopefully, you already have), because HAI Heli-Expo 2015 is almost upon us. This year, the event will be held from March 2 - 5 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., and more than 20,000 attendees are expected. It will feature professional educational... Read More »
February 2, 2015
This year, Bristow Helicopters will become the first civilian operator to provide all of the United Kingdom s (UK) search and rescue (SAR) helicopters after being appointed by the Department of Transport on March 25, 2013. The task will be to provide SAR coverage around 10,500 miles of coastline... Read More »
December 24, 2014
AgustaWestland has been awarded European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for its AW189 search and rescue (SAR) variant, paving the way for delivery of aircraft for the UK's SAR program. The range of kits for SAR missions now EASA certified for the AW189 include the following: a dual... Read More »
October 10, 2014
ADAC helicopters receive service at the operation s maintenance facility. Photos by Andrew Drwiega Thomas Gassmann, director of business development and sales at the ADAC HEMS Academy at Bonn airport in Germany, runs ADAC s annual international networking event for EC135/EC145... Read More »
September 17, 2014
Bond Helicopters has received a multi-million dollar contract from the UK National Police Air Service (NPAS) to upgrade the mission systems of each of their seven EC135T2 helicopters. The new equipment includes an L-3 Wescam MX-10 stabilized EO/IR camera system, CarteNav AIMS-ISR mission software... Read More »
August 1, 2014
A pair of CBP UH-60 Black Hawk pilots prepare to conduct morning patrols over Washington, DC. Photo courtesy CBP Aug. 9, 2013: Jeff Birks remembers vividly the day he received the urgent phone call for air support from the Salt Lake City FBI SWAT Team. Horseback riders in the mountains... Read More »
July 16, 2014
Eastern Europe is the focus of Bell Helicopter s increasing presence in Europe, particularly the eastern half, with that announcement that its Prague facility (ex-Aviation Services) in the Czech Republic will serve as Europe s customization, delivery and aftermarket service center. Speaking at... Read More »
July 15, 2014
The four-rotor Qube is made by AeroVironment for a variety of police applications, including searches, aerial photography, and light surveillance. (Below) Logo of the Northeast Region UAS Unit. Images courtesy of GFSD Since their widespread use as military surveillance platforms in the... Read More »
June 24, 2014
AgustaWestland AW101 in the Norwegian SAR configuration. Photo courtesy AgustaWestland Your correspondent has battled his way through the corporate jungle that is the Farnborough Air Show for more than a quarter of a century. The show was once a closed showcase for products of a... Read More »
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