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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

British military helicopter pilot named as ESA astronaut

Source: BBC, 21-May-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Two RAF Chinooks take off in close formation

Source: Airliners.net, 19-May-09

MH-53M Pave Low goes on display in UK museum

Source: Express & Star, 14-May-09

Police in Northern Ireland double helicopter use after murders of two soldiers and a police officer

Source: Irish News, 14-May-09

Wales Air Ambulance celebrates early success of first charity shop

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 14-May-09

London air ambulance helicopter given parking ticket

Source: London Paper, 14-May-09

RAF awards Bullock Trophy for the best RAF SAR Flight

Source: RAF, 13-May-09

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Blue Eagles display team back in action this summer

Source: Rotorhub, 13-May-09

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FlightSafety’s London Training Center Receives JAA Level D Qualification for 3 Simulators

Source: FlightSafety, 13-May-09

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Bond Offshore Helicopters to resume rig support flights for BP after crash

Bond Offshore Helicopters to resume rig support flights for BP after crash

Bond Offshore Helicopters will resume crew change flights for BP from Monday in the wake of the North Sea helicopter disaster, it has been announced

Source: BBC, 13-May-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Three up in a Brantly B-2B

Source: Airliners.net, 08-May-09

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Plans to consolidate UK Joint Helicopter Command bases abandoned

Source: Rotorhub, 07-May-09

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UK CAA issues two-year safety plan for 2009-11

Source: CAA, 02-May-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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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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Profile: Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance

Source: Oxford Times, 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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Test flights at Royal Derby hospital helipad

22-Apr-09

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INAER brings AS355 from Spain to its UK maintenance base for 12-year overhaul

Source: Thruxton Helicopters, 22-Apr-09

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70% of AS332L2 fleet in the North Sea to fly again by April 23

Source: Eurocopter, 22-Apr-09

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Business buoyant despite downturn, say PremiAir

Source: Rotorhub, 17-Apr-09

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83-year old applies to Guinness World Records as world’s oldest solo helicopter pilot

Source: Chester Chronicle, 17-Apr-09

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North West Air Ambulance to hold 10th birthday party next month

Source: This is Lancashire, 17-Apr-09

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Wiltshire Police to test helicopter UAV

Source: Swindon Advertiser, 14-Apr-09

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Oil & Gas UK establishes helicopter accident task group

Source: Energy Current, 11-Apr-09

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UK’s Oxford Air Services rebrands

Source: FlyCorporate, 11-Apr-09

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UK CAA takes action against lasers being targetted at aircraft

Source: CAA, 11-Apr-09

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Royal International Air Tattoo to stage mass Royal Navy flypast

Source: RIAT, 09-Apr-09

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FB Heliservices Takes Delivery of Its First AW139 Helicopter

FB Heliservices Takes Delivery of Its First AW139 Helicopter

Source: AgustaWestland, 09-Apr-09

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Royal Air Force takes three Pumas to Kenya for Exercise Grand Prix 6

Source: RAF, 09-Apr-09

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Helicopter Museum to run Flight Simulation event

Source: Rotorhub, 09-Apr-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: British military Mil Mi-8MTV.1 at Boscombe Down test facility

Source: Airliners.net, 03-Apr-09

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BP Suspends Helicopter Passenger Ops Using Bond After Crash

Source: WSJ, 02-Apr-09

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Cleveland Police open Air Operations Unit

Source: BBC, 02-Apr-09

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Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance celebrates first birthday

Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance celebrates first birthday

The Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) was launched a year ago and has already flown 1,200 missions, saving hundreds of lives and providing vital cover to more than 1.4 million people.

Source: Melton Times, 02-Apr-09

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Thieves steal half a helicopter

Source: Metro, 31-Mar-09

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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

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

Source: Airliners.net, 26-Mar-09

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

Source: Evening Post, 25-Mar-09

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance becomes football club shirt sponsor

Source: Huddersfield Examiner, 25-Mar-09

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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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