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Interview: A Pilot Of The London Air Ambulance

Source: Londonist, 02-Jun-09

Handover of command at Royal Air Force’s SAR 22 Squadron

Handover of command at Royal Air Force’s SAR 22 Squadron

Source: RAF, 29-May-09

France and UK work on Sea Skua anti-ship missile replacement

Source: Rotorhub, 29-May-09

In Pictures: On The Helipad Of The London Air Ambulance

Source: Londonist, 29-May-09

HeliDVD launched – aimed at inspiring the helicopter pilots of the future

Source: South West Business, 29-May-09

Members of the public hamper helicopter rescue from UK beach

Source: MCGA, 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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28-May-09 G-CLPR Robinson R44 Goodwood, UK

28-May-09 G-CLPR Robinson R44 Goodwood, UK

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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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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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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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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Bristow Wins New North Sea Contract with Total

Source: Your Oil & Gas News, 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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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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British military helicopter pilot named as ESA astronaut

Source: BBC, 21-May-09

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21-May-09 G-BPIJ Brantly B2B Seething, UK

21-May-09 G-BPIJ Brantly B2B Seething, UK

21-May-09

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20-May-09 Eurocopter AS332 Buzzard field, 62M NE Aberdeen, UK

20-May-09 Eurocopter AS332 Buzzard field, 62M NE Aberdeen, UK

20-May-09

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

Source: Airliners.net, 19-May-09

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

Source: Express & Star, 14-May-09

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

Source: Irish News, 14-May-09

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Wales Air Ambulance celebrates early success of first charity shop

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 14-May-09

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London air ambulance helicopter given parking ticket

Source: London Paper, 14-May-09

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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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British Army’s re-engined Lynx AH9A to fly in July

30-Apr-09

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UK hospital proposes new helipad; Neighbours quick to complain

Source: BBC, 30-Apr-09

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30-Apr-09 G-SURY Eurocopter EC135 Fairoaks, UK

30-Apr-09 G-SURY Eurocopter EC135 Fairoaks, UK

30-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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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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20-Apr-09 G-ESUS Rotorway Exec 162F Takeley, UK

20-Apr-09 G-ESUS Rotorway Exec 162F Takeley, UK

20-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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6-Apr-09 G- Eurocopter EC225 MV Safe Caledonia, UK

6-Apr-09 G- Eurocopter EC225 MV Safe Caledonia, UK

06-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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01-Apr-09 G-REDL Eurocopter AS332L2 11m E of Peterhead, UK (16F)

1-Apr-09 G-REDL Eurocopter AS332 11m E of Peterhead, UK

01-Apr-09

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Thieves steal half a helicopter

Source: Metro, 31-Mar-09

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29-Mar-09 G-EKKO Robinson R44 Swansea, UK

29-Mar-09 G-EKKO Robinson R44 Swansea, UK

29-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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