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September 1, 2008
PRODUCTS Specialist Aviation Services recalled all 18 of its MD Helicopters MD-902s from police and emergency medical service lessees in early August while it investigated a control system failure. On Aug. 8, an SAS Explorer on lease to Great North Air Ambulance of Durham, England, executed a... Read More »
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September 1, 2008
October 2008: Corporate Helicopters Have helicopters permanently proved their worth to corporate bean counters or do they risk the axe as companies wrestle with economic uncertainty? This report looks at the health of the corporate sector and the gear companies are using to support their... Read More »
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August 18, 2008
The Native American Havasupai reservation, located near the Grand Canyon in Colorado, was flooded due to a dam break yesterday. Helicopters by day's end had rescued 170 people. Flying rescue missions were the Arizona Dept. of Public Safety with four Bell Helicopter 206s; the U.S. National Park... Read More »
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August 14, 2008
Specialist Aviation Services recalled all 18 of its MD Helicopters MD-902s from police and emergency medical service lessees while it investigated the control system failure. On Aug. 8, an SAS Explorer on lease to Great North Air Ambulance of Durham, England, executed a run-on landing at its... Read More »
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August 4, 2008
The $33.6 million will help to upgrade or replace some of aviation command s fleet. Nine of the 12 Dauphins are nearing the end of two decades and are used to fly aerial law enforcement, search and rescue, homeland security and disaster assessment missions. Originally, the police dept was... Read More »
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August 1, 2008
The MD 369FF helo, operated by Smoky Mountain Helicopters, sustained major damage when it impacted trees and terrain in the town of Haena on the island of Kauai, Hawaii and killed one passenger on March 11, 2007. During cruise flight, the tail rotor output shaft and the tail rotor blades separated... Read More »
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August 1, 2008
CSAR With a CH-47? As a former Vietnam War pilot who flew Hughes OH-6 Cayuses with C Troop, 2nd Sqdn, 17th Cavalry of the 101st Airborne Div and got shot down nine times, I can speak from the downed pilot s point of view on being rescued in a combat environment ("VH-71 Delays" April 2008, page 7)... Read More »
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August 1, 2008
As you see from this month s report, there is a great deal going on in the completions and refurbishments business. Just as evident is the fact that there is a great deal to consider and decide, if you are an owner or operator and want to be assured of getting the most out of your revamped... Read More »
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August 1, 2008
There are about 2,000 MD Helicopters in service around the world, and Phoenix Heliparts and its parent company aim to be the "go-to" vendor to complete, refurbish and support them. "The helicopters are getting older. They need refinement. They need repairs more. They need all kinds of work," said... Read More »
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July 28, 2008
The estimated $750 million request is for a contract that would produce nearly 200 light helicopters to be used by the Army (133) and Air Force (64). India is trying to modernize its military and replace its aging fleet of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. Cheetahs and Chetaks and expects the new... Read More »
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July 1, 2008
Growing recognition of homeland security needs, the availability of funding to meet them, and new equipment to support those missions are lifting police air units from England to Indonesia. Law enforcement agencies across the globe are recognizing the value of airborne support and acting to secure... Read More »
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July 1, 2008
ASU Responds to R&W Too many times, information goes out without having the facts right. Your recent item in Rotorcraft Report on our company is a prime example ("FAA, Vendor, Operators Sort Through NVG Turmoil," June 2008, page 10). It is true that Aviation Specialties Unlimited has been sorting... Read More »
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July 1, 2008
PRODUCTS MD Helicopters has logged some success with its MD-902 Explorer product line. The National Health Authority of the Persian Gulf emirate of Qatar has decided to continue an air ambulance service using an Explorer following a six-month trial. The authority said it would expand the service... Read More »
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June 17, 2008
A recent briefing by the aerospace company for investors and financial analysts has some observers wondering if that will happen. Jim Albaugh, president and CEO of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, was pressed at that event on whether Boeing would sell its military helicopter product line before... Read More »
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June 13, 2008
California Shock Trauma Air Rescue expects to receive another new MD Helicopters MD-902 by today. The McClellan, Calif.-headquartered emergency medical services operator ordered five of the aircraft earlier this year to expand its fleet and replace its Bell Helicopter 222s. The latest aircraft... Read More »
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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... Read More »
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June 1, 2008
July 2008: The Economy and Helicopters In this special report, we update you on what the rapidly changing developments in the U.S. and global economies, particularly in the financing segments of them, mean for your business of operating, manufacturing and supporting helicopters. We ll look at... Read More »
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June 1, 2008
PUBLIC SERVICE | POLICE The Houston Police Dept. has received approval to increase its airborne patrol fleet from six helicopters to 13, with the first ones scheduled to arrive sometime next month. The department has four MD Helicopters MD-500Es and two Schweizer Aircraft 333s for patrol and three... Read More »
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June 1, 2008
PRODUCTS | AIRFRAMES MD Helicopters last month reached a deal with Mesa, Ariz. to continue operating from the city-owned Falcon Field Airport. But the manufacturer is still looking elsewhere for a bigger home, at least according to published reports. Officials of the helicopter maker and the city... Read More »
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May 13, 2008
MD Helicopters has reached a deal with Mesa, Ariz. that will keep the manufacturer at the city-owned Falcon Field Airport, according to published reports. The Arizona Republic quoted MD's corporate counsel, Randy Walti, as saying the agreement "makes the option to stay here with a significant... Read More »
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