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Afghan Army Air Corps set to reintroduce Mi-35

Afghan Army Air Corps set to reintroduce Mi-35

Afghanistan’s National Army Air Corps is preparing to transition its Mi-35 Hind helicopters into an operational attack role for the first time with planning underway to allow their use in overwatch and convoy support missions.

Source: Rotorhub, 29-May-09

China’s robot helicopter ready for market

Source: Xinhua, 29-May-09

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NTSB Expands Release Of Accident Investigation Public Dockets Available Online From Next Week

Source: NTSB, 29-May-09

Falx Air unveils new Hybrid Coaxial UAV helicopter design

Source: Gizmag, 28-May-09

Registration Still Open For June 2009 NTSB Advanced Disaster Response Course

Source: http://www.ntsb.gov/Pressrel/2009/090519.html, 28-May-09

Arotech Receives $650,000 Helicopter Armor Orders

Source: Arotech, 28-May-09

Nebraska Guard marks opening of helicopter base

Source: Omaha.com, 28-May-09

Members of the public hamper helicopter rescue from UK beach

Source: MCGA, 28-May-09

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Aurora State Airport to be renamed in honor of Columbia Helicopters founder Wes Lematta

Source: Vertical, 28-May-09

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Phillip Fienen Joins Precision Aviation Group As Regional Sales Manager

Source: Vertical, 28-May-09

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Preview of new AEA website, due for June launch

Source: AEA, 28-May-09

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Med-Flight program turns 25

Source: Daily Press, 28-May-09

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Rebtech awarded additional NVG conversion for Air Evac Fleet

Rebtech awarded additional NVG conversion for Air Evac Fleet

Following the recent conversion of 17 aircraft to night vision compatibility, Rebetch has been chosen to modify an additional 32 aircraft for air medical transportation service provider, Air Evac EMS, Inc.

Source: Rotorhub, 28-May-09

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Los Angeles Helicopters run Snorkel Training

Source: Rotorhub, 28-May-09

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Offshore board S-92 inquiry release and terms of reference

Source: C-NLOPB, 28-May-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Royal Air Force AgustaWestland AW109E

Source: Airliners.net, 28-May-09

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Bristow Acquires 42.5% of Lider, Brazil’s Largest Helicopter Services Company

Source: Bristow Group, 28-May-09

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U.S. Senate Confirms Randy Babbitt to Lead FAA

U.S. Senate Confirms Randy Babbitt to Lead FAA

Babbitt is the former president and chief executive officer of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the largest union of commercial airline pilots

Source: RotorNews, 28-May-09

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Fleet Air Arm commissions Lynx Wildcat Fielding Squadron

Fleet Air Arm commissions Lynx Wildcat Fielding Squadron

The new Squadron replaces the Lynx Operational Evaluation Unit (LOEU) and major changes are now on the horizon for the Lynx Helicopter Force with the anticipated arrival of the AW 159 Lynx Wildcat currently being built by Agusta Westland

Source: Royal Navy, 27-May-09

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Helicopter Association of Canada (HAC) Releases Communique

Source: Vertical, 27-May-09

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Indian Air Force to replace Mi-35 fleet with new attack helicopter tender release

Source: Indian Express, 27-May-09

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Lake Council set to override Sheriff helicopter veto

Source: NWI Times, 27-May-09

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Hiller start construction of UH-12 factory in China

Source: Rotorhub, 27-May-09

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Saint Mary’s Health Care tests new helipad

Source: WZZM, 27-May-09

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Stornoway Coastguard Sikorsky S92 reaches operational milestone

Stornoway Coastguard Sikorsky S92 reaches operational milestone

First UK Coastguard to exceed 1,000 flight hours

Source: Rotorhub, 27-May-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Corporate Bell 230 in Argentina

Source: http://www.airliners.net/photo/Bell-230/1530526/L/, 27-May-09

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Change in trees may resolve Cherokee Helicopter Service’s heliport dispute

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune, 27-May-09

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Dart Helicopter Services Announces Brazilian Approval of AW119 Heli-Access-Step

Source: Dart, 27-May-09

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RAF Puma upgrade by Eurocopter Romania stalled amid fears of voter backlash

RAF Puma upgrade by Eurocopter Romania stalled amid fears of voter backlash

The work on the 33 Pumas is expected to be done by Eurocopter Romania, but MPs are worried about the reaction of voters amid rising unemployment in Britain. The Government is said to favour switching the £250 million to £400 million contract from Eurocopter to AgustaWestland, which would upgrade the Royal Navy’s Sea Kings instead… Read more »

Source: Times, 27-May-09

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India’s Ministry of External Affairs turns down request from Bolivia for seven Dhruvs

Source: Business Standard, 26-May-09

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DynCorp to provide rotary-wing maintenance support to US Army in Europe

Source: DynCorp International, 26-May-09

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Heliwagon – The Ultimate Remote Controlled Landing Pad

Source: RotorNews, 26-May-09

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PHI Air Medical Positions for the Future

Source: PHi, 26-May-09

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Flight Test – MD902 Explorer

Source: Vertical, 26-May-09

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DTN/Meteorlogix Introduces RotorWatch to Enhance Safety for Air Medical Operators

Source: DTN/Meteorlogix, 26-May-09

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Uproar after charity collecton agency takes 50% of donations under deal with Midlands Air Ambulance

Source: Berrows Journal, 26-May-09

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Video Profile – Tristate CareFlight

Source: Aero-TV, 26-May-09

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Eurocopter South Africa expands in anticipation of post-recession market

Source: Engineering News, 26-May-09

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French Navy presents upgraded Panther Mk 2

Source: DefPro, 25-May-09

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Cobham Avionics Announces Large-Format Flight Display

Source: Vertical, 25-May-09

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Heliview to start flying from Ohakune in June

Heliview to start flying from Ohakune in June

Source: Heliview, 25-May-09

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Bristow Group Announces Preferred Dividend

Source: Bristow Group, 25-May-09

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New Texas tax laws may hit Bell for $500K additional costs

Source: Star Telegram, 25-May-09

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Bank authorizies $500M facility to Textron to support exports for Bell and Cessna

Source: Ex-Im Bank, 25-May-09

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Scandinavian Safety Training Centre introduces new simulator

Source: Rotorhub, 22-May-09

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South Korean anti-piracy helicopter gets anti-missile equipment

Source: IOL, 22-May-09

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AVIC Helicopters forecasts 300 aircraft per annum build plan

Source: Rotorhub, 22-May-09

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Vector Aerospace announces record profit

Source: Helicopters Magazine, 22-May-09

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Video Profile: Northwest Helicopters

Source: Aero TV, 22-May-09

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Budget woes force Canadian military to look at fewer battlefield helicopters

Source: Canadian Press, 22-May-09

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Former Iraq war helicopter pilot Tammy Duckworth sworn in at VA

Source: Belleville News-Democrat, 22-May-09

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FAA Approves Apical’s S-76 Cargo Door Mounted Liferaft Kit

Source: AMT, 22-May-09

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Queenstown residents wait for helipad feedback decision

Source: Otago Daily Times, 22-May-09

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Island Helicopters wins exclusive rights to land at Hawaii’s “Jurassic Falls”

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 22-May-09

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Petroleum Air Services Orders Two AW139 Helicopters

Source: Rotorhub, 22-May-09

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Canadian helicopters make history in Afghanistan

Source: Helicopters Magazine, 22-May-09

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Pentagon may build two different presidential helicopters

Source: GovExec, 22-May-09

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US export embargo rules force Pratt & Whitney to withdrawn from Mi-38 project

US export embargo rules force Pratt & Whitney to withdrawn from Mi-38 project

Source: CBC, 22-May-09

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UK’s Midlands Air Ambulance celebrates 18 years of service

UK’s Midlands Air Ambulance celebrates 18 years of service

Midlands Air Ambulance comes of age as the Charity celebrates this very special day in our history by returning to the splendour of Hagley Hall

Source: Midlands Air Ambulance, 22-May-09

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Shanghai Police ready to patrol city’s skies; Fourth Eurocopter pending delivery

Source: Shanghai Daily, 22-May-09

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Bristow Group Reports Financial Results for the quarter and year ended March 31, 2009

Source: Bristow, 22-May-09

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AAMS Outlines Vital Role of Air-Med, Critical-Care Transport in Health Care Reform

Source: Vertical, 21-May-09

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Air Evac Lifeteam closes base in Tennessee

Source: Crossville Chronicle, 21-May-09

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New South Korean military helicopter requirements to be re-scoped

Source: Rotorhub, 21-May-09

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Starflight adds TAWS ahead of expected FAA requirement

Source: KVUE, 21-May-09

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Air Evac Lifeteam to add new base in Georgia

Source: Cordele Dispatch, 21-May-09

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Helicopter Operators, CO2 Aircraft Emissions Could Cost You!

Source: RotorNews, 21-May-09

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Spirit Medical Transport Service to get new Eurocopter aircraft

Source: Wausau Daily Herald, 21-May-09

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Australia preparing for Black Hawk EWSP flight tests

Source: Rotorhub, 21-May-09

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Puma helicopter maintenance base could be set up at IAR Ghimbav, Romania

Source: Financiarul, 21-May-09

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STARS celebrates FortisAlberta’s Can$1 million dollar donation mark

Source: http://www.stars.ca/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-59-571&lang=1&pre=view, 21-May-09

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Great North Air Ambulance workload doubles

Great North Air Ambulance workload doubles

A SURGE in demand for the region’s air ambulance service has left the charity in desperate need of funds.  The helicopters run by the Great North Air Ambulance Service were called out 154 times last month, compared to 75 times for April last year.

Source: Northern Echo, 21-May-09

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Maryland State Police to inspect elusive Princess Anne Police Dept helicopter

Source: Somerset Herald, 21-May-09

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British military helicopter pilot named as ESA astronaut

Source: BBC, 21-May-09

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Two Boston TV stations plan to share a helicopter

Source: Boston Globe, 21-May-09

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