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October 31, 2016
Bristow Group has appointed William Bill Collins to SVP of global operations. Collins will focus on improving operational safety, reliability and efficiency for Bristow s clients. With this appointment, acting SVP Chet Akiri will assume his chief commercial officer role. Collins joins Bristow... Read More »
April 18, 2016
Schiebel's Camcopter S-100 UAS has successfully performed capabilities of identifying vessels, animals and objects at sea in icy winter conditions last month at Fogo Island in Canada. The trials were demonstrated to the Canadian Coast Guard, the Royal Canadian Navy, Transport Canada, the Canadian... Read More »
March 10, 2016
Airbus Helicopters is pursuing additional military sales with a new program to give customers a range of cost-efficient options for meeting scout, ground attack, transport and air-to-air combat requirements without investing in purpose-built helicopters. The initiative, dubbed the HForce Generic... Read More »
July 1, 2015
Law enforcement (LE) helicopter operations require an assortment of mission equipment not found on most other aircraft. In addition, some factory-standard items installed aboard many helicopters require certain upgrades that will withstand the rigors of airborne police work. There is a wide... 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 »
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 21, 2014
The MD 530G scout attack helicopter has just completed its live fire qualification exercises at the Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., according to MD Helicopters. This included the .50 caliber and 7.62mm weapons, as well as laser-guided and unguided rockets. According to the company, the MD 530G live... Read More »
July 2, 2014
Forward-looking infrared (FLIR) cameras are used for a host of military and civilian rotary wing applications, everything from law enforcement and pipeline patrol to detecting oil spills around drilling platforms and locating oil reserves under ice in Alaska. Law enforcement operators use them to... Read More »
June 10, 2014
To virtually no one s surprise, the upcoming end to a decade of war has resulted in a serious drop in the U.S. President s fiscal year 2015 military budget, with little hope for increases over the next half-decade or so. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) budget request for FY15 is $495.6... Read More »
June 3, 2014
The Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA) uses AgustaWestland AW139s for search and rescue operations. Photo courtesy of SMA, by Patrik Nilsson Back in November 2011, the Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA) decided that it would replace its Sikorsky S-76 search and rescue (SAR)... Read More »
May 5, 2014
The Camcopter S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) demonstrated its capability across several different maritime scenarios to Dutch Authorities in Den Helder, The Netherlands, on April 29, 2014. Consolidating its maritime position, the S-100 demonstrated its ability to support maritime commanders and... Read More »
February 27, 2014
Rotorcraft Services Group (RSG) company, RSG Products, Inc., is teaming with Heli-One to produce, support and co-market critical supplemental type certificates (STCs) within the Heli-One catalogue. The two companies also will collaborate on development of new-generation STCs.Initial available... Read More »
January 1, 2014
As a civilian and a journalist, when I am presented with the opportunity to fly in a military aircraft, whether at an air show, on an exercise or training flight, or operationally, I usually grab it the first chance I get. Like most things in life, reading about it is never the same as doing it... Read More »
November 1, 2013
National Grid Bell 429. National Grid Bell 429. Adding to a string of recent regional firsts, the Bell 407GX has entered service with its first operator based in Switzerland. The handover comes shortly after the first Bell... Read More »
October 4, 2013
Adding to a string of recent regional firsts, the Bell 407GX has entered service with its first operator based in Switzerland. The handover comes shortly after the first Bell 429 took flight as part of a UK-based fleet with National Grid, as well as the first 429 in VIP configuration with TJ... Read More »
October 1, 2013
MX-15 electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) imaging system from L-3. L-3 Wescam photo The Danish Defense Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) has issued an acquisition and sustainment contract to L-3 Wescam to provide MX-15... Read More »
September 3, 2013
The Danish Defense Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) has issued an acquisition and sustainment contract to L-3 Wescam to provide MX-15 electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems for the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF) fleet of AgustaWestland EH101 (AW101) tactical troop... Read More »
September 1, 2013
Attendees take in the static lineup at Helitech 2011 in Duxford. This year s Helitech International 2013 is being held in London. With less than two months to go (through late July), booked stand space at Helitech International 2013 was already 25 percent larger... Read More »
August 1, 2013
TruLink® ICS Now for Frontline to Flightline Telephonics TruLink® Wireless Voice Communication System with its range of 2,500 feet is the most versatile wireless intercom in the world today. TruLink is ideal for pilots and crew members for most helicopter applications. Medevac, Aeromedical... Read More »
June 1, 2013
L-3 Wescam has conducted flight demonstrations for several new weapon systems at the U.S. Army s Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona, using MD500 helicopters. The flight tests demonstrated L-3 Wescam s MX series designator systems, including the MX-10D, MX-15D, MX-25D and MX-RSTA. The company... Read More »
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