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Thieves steal half a helicopter

Source: Metro, 31-Mar-09

L-3 WESCAM EO/IR Imaging Turret Selected for North Sea SAR Missions

L-3 WESCAM EO/IR Imaging Turret Selected for North Sea SAR Missions

L-3 WESCAM announced that it has been selected to provide an MX-15 True HD electrooptical/infrared (EO/IR) imaging sensor to Eurocopter, in support of North Sea SAR missions

Source: Rotorhub, 27-Mar-09

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Terrain Avoidance Warning System implicated in North Sea EC225 accident

Source: BBC, 26-Mar-09

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Defence Helicopter Flying School AW139 – first published image

Source: Airliners.net, 26-Mar-09

Great Western Air Ambulance downgrades from EC135 to Bo105, and steps up from 5 to 7 day working

Source: Evening Post, 25-Mar-09

Yorkshire Air Ambulance becomes football club shirt sponsor

Source: Huddersfield Examiner, 25-Mar-09

SELEX Systems Integration wins Chinook Mk3 training contract

Source: Selex, 24-Mar-09

Lifesaving beacons for oil workers are banned after interfering with avionics

Source: Aberdeen Press & Journal, 23-Mar-09

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Northern Ireland expects EMS helicopter operations to start September 2009

Source: Ulster Herald, 23-Mar-09

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7 apprentices join Bristow Helicopters, beating off another 120 applicants

Source: Aberdeen Press & Journal, 23-Mar-09

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Neighbours try to block Essex Air Ambulance base move over noise fears

Source: Essex County Standard, 23-Mar-09

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PremiAir enjoys successful Cheltenham Festival

Source: Rotorhub, 20-Mar-09

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Midlands Air Ambulance launches new fundraising lottery

Source: Midlands Air Ambulance, 19-Mar-09

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Royal Navy helicopter pilots undertake Arctic training

Source: UK MoD, 18-Mar-09

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UK Apache pilot shortfall threatens frontline

UK Apache pilot shortfall threatens frontline

Source: Telegraph, 14-Mar-09

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Police near British naval helicopter base warn again shining high-powered torches at aircraft at night

Source: BBC, 13-Mar-09

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Teenager arrested after laser targets UK police helicopter

Source: Birmingham Mail, 12-Mar-09

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AirKnight and Soteria Consortia Declare Details of UK SAR Helicopters Bid

Source: DefenseNews, 12-Mar-09

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OH-6A Loach arrives in UK for air display work

Source: Huey.co.uk, 10-Mar-09

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Wales Air Ambulance clocks up 10,000 missions

Source: This is South Wales, 09-Mar-09

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RAF Chinook pilot wins Distinguished Flying Cross

RAF Chinook pilot wins Distinguished Flying Cross

AN RAF pilot who saved the life of the Afghan governor of Helmand province by refusing to put his Chinook helicopter down even after a Taliban rocket took out part of its rotor blade has won the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC).

Source: The Times, 08-Mar-09

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East Anglian Air Ambulance investigates night flying

Source: Evening News 24East, 08-Mar-09

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Bristow Helicopter engineer launches debut World War I novel

Source: Aberdeen Press & Journal, 08-Mar-09

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Air Force Cross For Naval Pilot Who Assisted In Rescue Of 23 People

Source: Royal Navy, 06-Mar-09

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Northern Ireland EMS Helicopter Trials To Start 13th March

Source: Ulster Herald, 06-Mar-09

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Royal Air Force Chinook NVG refit ‘linked to crashes’

Source: BBC, 05-Mar-09

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Devon Air Ambulance Paramedic Flies 1000th Mission

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 04-Mar-09

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Midlands Air Ambulance officially replaces County Air Ambulance

Midlands Air Ambulance officially replaces County Air Ambulance

MIDLANDS AIR AMBULANCE has officially replaced County Air Ambulance on 2nd March, when volunteers and supporters gathered to formally unveil the new name at each of the three helicopter bases in Shropshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire.

Source: Midlands Air Ambulance, 02-Mar-09

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North West Air Ambulance to employ paramedics from April

Source: Westmorland Gazette, 01-Mar-09

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Vector Aerospace UK Chinook team’s achievements commended

Source: Vector Aerospace, 27-Feb-09

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Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance flies 7,000th mission

Source: WNAA, 27-Feb-09

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New helipad for Bristol Royal Infirmary at least two years away

Source: BBC, 26-Feb-09

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Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance seeks more money

Source: TVAC, 25-Feb-09

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Royal Air Force SAR Force Commander changeover

Royal Air Force SAR Force Commander changeover

Group Captain Jonathan Dixon has returned to take over as the RAF Search and Rescue Force Commander from Group Captain Steve Garden.

Source: Royal Air Force, 25-Feb-09

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Northwest Helicopters deliver Bell AH-1 Cobra to UK owner at Heli-Expo

Source: Rotorhub, 23-Feb-09

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UK Police forces to receive £5 million for new helicopters

Source: UK Home Office, 23-Feb-09

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West Yorkshire Police MD Explorer Exceeds 10,000 Flight Hours

Source: Vertical Magazine, 22-Feb-09

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Bristows and CHC keep Super Pumas in the air despite North Sea ditching

Source: Aberdeen Press & Journal, 21-Feb-09

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Eastern Atlantic Helicopters Increases Sales & Profitability – Despite Hard Times

Source: Vertical Magazine, 20-Feb-09

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Pre-owned helicopter sales strong in niche markets, says PremiAir Global

Source: Helicopters Magazine, 20-Feb-09

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CHC Group Company Heli-One To Shed Up To 60 Jobs

CHC Group Company Heli-One To Shed Up To 60 Jobs

Heli-One, a subsidiary of CHC Helicopter Corporation, has been hit by an “industry-wide downturn in activity”.  The company said it regretted that between 50 and 60 jobs would be affected.

Source: BBC, 17-Feb-09

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UK Military Close To Deal With Eurocopter for Puma Fleet Refurbishment

UK Military Close To Deal With Eurocopter for Puma Fleet Refurbishment

The Ministry of Defence is close to agreeing a contract worth more than £400m with Eurocopter to extend the life of Puma transport helicopters being flown by the Royal Air Force in Afghanistan.

Source: Financial Times, 16-Feb-09

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IN PICTURES: Royal Navy launches centenary of Naval Aviation

Source: http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/HistoryAndHonour/InPicturesRoyalNavyLaunchesCentenaryOfNavalAviation.htm, 16-Feb-09

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Royal Navy Merlins get new Defensive Aids

Royal Navy Merlins get new Defensive Aids

Lockheed Martin UK and its partners have delivered a new capability for the Royal Navy by upgrading a number of Merlin HM Mk1 helicopters with a Defensive Aids Suite (DAS) installation for increased survivability in front-line operations.

Source: Lockheed Martin, 16-Feb-09

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Bristol Royal Infirmary Gets Approval For Rooftop Helipad

Source: WYG Planning & Design, 14-Feb-09

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Sloane Helicopters Offers VIP Helicopter Transfers to the Santander British Grand Prix 2009

Sloane Helicopters Offers VIP Helicopter Transfers to the Santander British Grand Prix 2009

Sloane Helicopters are offering VIP helicopter transfers to the British GP on Sunday 21st June 2009. Sloane have teamed up with the Northampton Marriott Hotel, to offer luxury champagne buffet breakfast, and return flights aboard the sought after VIP configured Agusta aircraft.

Source: Rotorhub, 12-Feb-09

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South & East Wales Police Air Support Unit welcomes new boss

Source: Gwent Police, 12-Feb-09

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British Police Launch Helicopter and Raid Cowboy-Themed Party Thinking Guns Are Real

Source: Fox News, 10-Feb-09

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PremiAir launches the London Heliport Shuttle Service

Source: PremiAir, 10-Feb-09

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UK AH-64D Apache Force Commander Aware of Need to Keep UORs Flowing and Motivation High

Source: Rotorhub, 10-Feb-09

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Bristow Secures New North Sea EC225 Contract

Bristow Secures New North Sea EC225 Contract

The Company will provide helicopter support for CNR International (UK) Ltd, flying workers to and from the Tiffany platform, situated in the Central North Sea, 150 miles north east of Aberdeen, commencing February 10

Source: Rotorhub, 09-Feb-09

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County Air Ambulance ready to change name

Source: County Air Ambulance, 09-Feb-09

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Sloane Helicopters celebrate LifePort event success

05-Feb-09

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Eurocopter to build state of the art flagship Helicopter Service and Simulator Facility in Aberdeen

Source: Eurocopter, 27-Jan-09

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Eurocopter UK receives first ever UK helicopter order for offshore wind farm maintenance

Eurocopter UK receives first ever UK helicopter order for offshore wind farm maintenance

Eurocopter UK receives first ever UK helicopter order for offshore wind farm maintenance

Source: Eurocopter, 22-Dec-08

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UK MoD Confirms Future Lynx Programme

UK MoD Confirms Future Lynx Programme

Source: AgustaWestland, 11-Dec-08

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AgustaWestland Delivers M-TADS Equipped Apache AH.1s

AgustaWestland Delivers M-TADS Equipped Apache AH Mk.1s

Source: AgustaWestland, 24-Nov-08

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Eurocopter leads Homeland Security Market in the United Kingdom and strongly supports the British Armed Forces

Eurocopter leads Homeland Security Market in the United Kingdom and strongly supports the British Armed Forces

Source: Eurocopter, 17-Jul-08

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AgustaWestland At The Forefront Of Rotor Technology

AgustaWestland At The Forefront Of Rotor Technology

Source: AgustaWestland, 15-Jul-08

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Bell/Agusta BA609 Tiltrotor Makes Its First Appearance At Farnborough Air Show

Bell/Agusta BA609 Tiltrotor Makes Its First Appearance At Farnborough Air Show

Source: AgustaWestland, 14-Jul-08

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FB Heliservices Orders Two AW139 Helicopters

FB Heliservices Orders Two AW139 Helicopters

Source: AgustaWestland, 27-May-08

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AgustaWestland AW139 To Start Search And Rescue Operations In The UK

AgustaWestland AW139 To Start Search And Rescue Operations In The UK

Source: AgustaWestland, 04-Apr-08

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Sloane Helicopters Ltd Signs A Contract For Thirteen AgustaWestland Helicopters

Sloane Helicopters Ltd Signs A Contract For Thirteen AgustaWestland Helicopters

Source: AgustaWestland, 25-Feb-08

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