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Spec-Ops Introduces Their Remote Controlled Helicopter Landing Platform

Source: Vertical, 01-May-09

Scandinavian Safety Training Centre introduces Multiway HUET, MWH-6

Scandinavian Safety Training Centre introduces Multiway HUET, MWH-6

Scandinavian Safety Training Centre introduces Multiway HUET, MWH-6, a new type of training device, which has been design for the underwater escape training of helicopter and fixed wing aircraft crew and passengers.

Source: Helicopters Magazine, 01-May-09

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Kaman Helicopters Appoints Donald Lownds to Lead HeliworXâ„¢ Business Development

Source: Vertical, 01-May-09

Mil Mi-2 grounded in Siberia following 22nd April accident

01-May-09

National Helicopter Services opens new helipad in Trinidad & Tobago

Source: Guardian T&T, 01-May-09

Sparrow Health System and LifeNet of Michigan announce launch of helicopter operations

Source: Sparrow Health System, 01-May-09

New Zealand CAA gives OK to four-pad heliport in Havelock

Source: Stuff, 01-May-09

Police Aviation News – May 2009 edition

Source: Police Aviation News, 01-May-09

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New Orleans Jazz Fest issues statement about low-flying helicopter

Source: NOLA, 30-Apr-09

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Sentara’s Nightingale air rescue seeks financial aid

Sentara’s Nightingale air rescue seeks financial aid

Nightingale Regional Air Ambulance plans to buy a new helicopter and is seeking financial help from local governments, including those in northeastern North Carolina, where it flew more than 200 missions last year.

Source: Virginian-Pilot, 30-Apr-09

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Night Flight Concepts awarded Broward County NVG lighting contract

Source: Vertical, 30-Apr-09

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Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services receives TC approval for the GE CT7-8A engine

Source: Vector, 30-Apr-09

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Aero Dynamix and Longhorn Helicopters Sign Exclusive Training Agreement

Source: Longhorn Helicopters, 30-Apr-09

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Boeing ponders “variably” manned aircraft

Source: Flightglobal, 30-Apr-09

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Test flights at Salem Hospital’s new helipad

Source: Statesman Journal, 30-Apr-09

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Red Bull Bo105 pilot Jürg Fleischmann now has his own blog

Source: Red Bull, 30-Apr-09

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Obituary: Alan Bristow 1923-2009

Source: Telegraph, 30-Apr-09

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Medi Flight moves base from Oklahoma City to Stillwater

Source: Oklahoman, 30-Apr-09

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South African court stops auction of helicopters and parts

Source: IOL, 30-Apr-09

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University of Mississippi Medical Center adds second helicopter

Source: WAPT, 30-Apr-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Gazelle in Hungary – very colorful scheme

Source: Airliners.net, 30-Apr-09

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Robert D. Starr Appointed VP and Treasurer at Kaman Corp

Source: Kaman, 29-Apr-09

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Dutch Police reveal drug-sniffing unmanned helicopter

29-Apr-09

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Omniflight Helicopters Native Air Division to Donate Nearly $15K from Flight for the Cure Fundraising

Source: Vertical, 29-Apr-09

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Rostverstol expect to fly glass-cockpit Mi-26T2 upgrade 2010

Source: Aviaport, 29-Apr-09

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Sikorsky Aerospace Services to Explore Joint Venture with MilSOFT ICT

Source: Sikorsky, 29-Apr-09

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AirEvac Lifeteam crews at Muscle Shoals base training to use NVG

AirEvac Lifeteam crews at Muscle Shoals base training to use NVG

The training consisted of eight hours of classroom work and five hours of landing training with the goggles. FAA-approved instructors conducted the training, much of which took place in wooded areas in the western part of Lauderdale County.

Source: Times Daily, 29-Apr-09

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CAE and Neptec successfully demonstrate AVS technology to address brownout helo ops

Source: CAE, 29-Apr-09

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Sikorsky delivers six S300CBi helicopters to Bristow Academy

Source: Sikorsky, 29-Apr-09

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Helicopter Seychelles refurbishes A109C

Source: Helicopter Seychelles, 29-Apr-09

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AAMS Member Alert: Swine Flu

Source: AAMS, 29-Apr-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: EC145 of Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations

Source: Airliners.net, 29-Apr-09

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FAA issues statement on Helicopter Emergency Medical Service Safety

Source: FAA, 28-Apr-09

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BP returns to Super Pumas after checks in wake of copter crash

Source: Scotsman, 28-Apr-09

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Lockheed Martin announces 225 Owego layoffs

Source: Daily Review, 28-Apr-09

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US HEMS Study Calls for Sweeping Changes

Source: Vertical, 28-Apr-09

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Columbia Helicopters Deploys Fire Fighting Helicopter to Mexico

Source: Vertical, 28-Apr-09

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Offender sprung from prison by helicopter on island of Reunion

Source: BBC, 28-Apr-09

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Civil simulators special: High-end helicopter simulation comes of age

Source: Flightglobal, 28-Apr-09

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Capital time to grow business, says UK operator

Capital time to grow business, says UK operator

Oxford Airport-based Capital Air Services is flying in the face of the current financial turbulence by expanding its business at a time when many in the industry are downsizing.

Source: Rotorhub, 27-Apr-09

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Plattsburgh Aeronautical Institute gets like-new helicopter, a Mini-500

Source: Press Republican, 27-Apr-09

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Russia predicts it will produce 15% of the world’s helicopters by 2015

Source: HIA, 27-Apr-09

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USAIG and ERA Announce Era Training Center as Approved “Safety Buck” Training Facility

Source: RotorNews, 27-Apr-09

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LAPD opens new Harbor Division police station, including helipad

Source: LA Times, 27-Apr-09

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Nigerian Customs to take delivery of two Bell 427s in May

Source: Next, 27-Apr-09

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New Software Delivers Interactive Weather Data Over an Internet Connection

Source: WxWorx, 25-Apr-09

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New Zealand’s Garden City Helicopters adds another R22

Source: NZ Civil Air blog, 25-Apr-09

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R. Scott Rettig Named CEO of AgustaWestland North America

Source: AgustaWestland, 24-Apr-09

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NTSB Acting Chairman Praises DOT Secretary For Release Of Bird Strike Data; Suggests Mandatory Reporting

Source: NTSB, 24-Apr-09

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Pilot misjudgement the most common factor in European helicopter accidents

Source: Flightglobal, 24-Apr-09

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Aircraft Electronics Association announces new Chairman and Vice Chairman

Source: AEA, 24-Apr-09

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FAA plan would require Terrain Awareness Warning System on EMS helicopters

Source: USA Today, 24-Apr-09

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GAO releases report “Potential Strategies to Address Air Ambulance Safety Concerns”

Source: GAO, 24-Apr-09

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Mi-26 helicopter lifts Tu134 airliner

Source: YouTube, 24-Apr-09

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Controversial Chicago hospital helipad gets OK

Source: ABC7, 24-Apr-09

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Air Methods’ Preliminary Q1 Results Exceed Expectations

Source: Air Methods, 24-Apr-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Colorful row of stored Mi-2s in Russia

Source: Flickr, 24-Apr-09

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Sikorsky Aerospace Services Extending Global Reach with Support Facility in South Korea

Source: Sikorsky, 23-Apr-09

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Profile: Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance

Source: Oxford Times, 23-Apr-09

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Council approves R44 purchase for Baton Rouge Police Department

Council approves R44 purchase for Baton Rouge Police Department

The Metro Council on Wednesday unanimously approved the purchase of a helicopter for the Baton Rouge Police Dep.  Mayor-President Kip Holden told the council “We are by far the largest parish in this area that doesn’t have a helicopter”

Source: The Advocate, 23-Apr-09

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DART Announces that Geneva Aviation sells first P122 Improved Switch Consoles within Europe

Source: Dart, 23-Apr-09

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F.A.A. to Propose New Medical Helicopter Safety Rules

Source: NY Times, 23-Apr-09

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EMTEQ Granted STCs for Lighting and Avionics Solutions

Source: Vertical, 23-Apr-09

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European Helicopter Safety Team Releases Preliminary Analysis Results

Source: AMT, 23-Apr-09

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US Aviation Weather, Flight Planning and Airport Data on Your Cell Phone

Source: Garmin, 23-Apr-09

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HAI President, Matthew Zuccaro, testifies on the Oversight of Helicopter Medical Services

Source: RotorNews, 23-Apr-09

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Prism Helicopters wins 70-day National Park EMS contract

Source: KTNA, 23-Apr-09

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Air Ambulance still some way from take-off in Northern Ireland

Source: Fermanagh Herald, 23-Apr-09

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Profile: Germany’s Christoph 28 air ambulance – a flying ICU

Source: Fuldaerzeitung, 23-Apr-09

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FAA Bird Strike Database Will Be Available to Public On Friday

Source: FAA, 23-Apr-09

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CEO of Bell Helicopter parent Textron says further asset sales unlikely

CEO of Bell Helicopter parent Textron says further asset sales unlikely

Textron Inc. CEO Lewis Campbell said Wednesday that it is “highly, highly improbable and unlikely” that the parent company of Bell Helicopter and Cessna Aircraft will have to sell any more of its businesses to generate cash and preserve liquidity.

Source: Star Telegram, 23-Apr-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Swiss Air Ambulance AW109 Da Vinci on test flight

Source: REGA, 23-Apr-09

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Garmin Introduces eLearning Program for Aviation Products

Source: Garmin, 22-Apr-09

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AAMS to Participate in House Aviation Subcommittee Hearing

Source: Vertical, 22-Apr-09

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CFDT union starts with 3.2% offer in wage negotiations with Eurocopter France

Source: CFDT, 22-Apr-09

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