The Lake County Sheriff Departmentâ€™s Aviation Unit was started in 1979 and it is responsible for airborne law enforcement support missions throughout Lake County, Indiana, and surrounding areas. Since the start, the unit has utilized a variety of aircraft including military surplus models.
DSA has been one of the local companies which received offset, or industrial participation, work, and technology and skills transfer, in return for orders placed with overseas companies to re-equip the South African Air Force (SAAF). â€œWeâ€™ve certainly benefited from the offsets programmes,â€ she says.
In June 2009, David Brigham, President of URS, traveled to Australia to complete the Night Vision Lighting Modifications on two Bell 412â€™s for Australian Helicopters. With the NVG filters in hand over a two week period, David performed the modifications and worked with CASA to obtain their approval.
In November 2007, WakeMed partnered with a Texas-based company called Omniflight to establish its own medical helicopter program, which uses just a single chopper. Previously, WakeMed relied on ground transport or on medevac choppers from the Duke and UNC health systems.
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) will be receiving a much-needed boost in the form of its long-awaited helicopter. The twin-engine Eurocopter model EC135-T1 police helicopter is scheduled to arrive on the Islands next month and will serve to bolster the work of the RCIPS.
The FAA today convened a New York Airspace Working Group that will review current operating procedures over the Hudson and East Rivers and recommend safety improvements in two weeks to FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt.
A helicopter with aero configuration for transport will be one of the major attractions of the AgustaWestland LABACE in 2009, the most important fair of the sector of business aviation executive in Latin America.
New Zealand-based global tracking service provider TracPlus Global Ltd has announced the worldwide release of the newest version of TracWatch, the companyâ€™s active monitoring service for vessels, aircraft and personnel tracked by the company.
The private aerial firefighting industry has once again demonstrated its capability to deploy aircraft and crews rapidly to a rash of wildland fires throughout the far Western US. Currently, some 31 fires in nine States–from Alaska to Texas–have destroyed over 1,354,562 acres.
Colin Martin was on bail, appealing his sentence for leading a U.S.-Canada drug conspiracy involving aircraft. But he was still able to obtain three helicopters, two of which ended up being flown by drug smugglers.
Topeka Police Chief Ron Miller spent hours Monday with media and community leaders talking about Topeka’s need for a helicopter unit. He met with members of the media for nearly three hours where he discussed all aspects of the unit.
HealthNet Aeromedical Services of Charleston, W.V., Is again expanding its fleet of American Eurocopter helicopters, ordering its third EC135 and first EC145. Both aircraft will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2009.
Federal officials on Thursday suspended two air traffic employees at Teterboro Airport who had been overseeing the Piper plane that collided with a helicopter over the Hudson River on Saturday, killing nine people.
SCE is relocating its fleet of aviation workhorses from LA/Ontario International Airport to the less-congested Chino Airport.Â The county’s Department of Airports and the Real Estate Services Dept had been in discussions with SCE regarding this relocation since August 2006.
Aerokopter, a European helicopter manufacturer located in Poltava, Ukraine, announced the U.S. availability of its Aerokopter AK1-3 light helicopter. Certified in Europe in 2006, the company claims the two-seat helicopter will initially be offered as a kit.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and its largest union, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), have concluded a challenging mediation process that has produced a landmark labor agreement.
Placing the Presidentâ€™s Message in RotorNews will take Zuccaroâ€™s message beyond the membership and readers of ROTOR magazine, and make it available to industry professionals and others interested in helicopter operations and the critical issues facing the rotorcraft industry.
A Sikorsky Aircraft employee who told police he was concerned about terrorists infiltrating the defense contractor’s Main Street plant was arrested when he was caught driving around the factory’s flight area with a loaded shotgun and ammunition.
The FAA, she charged, has failed to make changes. “We believe if the recommendations were implemented, aviation safety would be improved,” the blunt-speaking Hersman said.Â She said 225 aircraft fly within 3 miles of the crash site every day, and pilots below 1,100 feet are free to choose their routes without monitoring from air-traffic controllers.
Experts from the Illinois Department of Transportation will pore over stacks of statistics and tales of medical emergencies in trying to decide whether a heliport proposed for the new Lurie Children’s Hospital in Streeterville can be built.
AeroComputers Inc. is pleased to announce the successful completion of integration between the UC-5100 Digital Mapping System and the HD/IR sensor payload.Â This integration provides advanced mapping, geopointing and video switching capabilities.