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Profile: Luxembourg Police

Profile: Luxembourg Police

This article profiles the helicopter operation “Romeo 1” of the Luxembourg Police

Source: Wort, 07-Oct-10

Belgian Police order fourth MD Explorer

Belgian Police order fourth MD Explorer

The Belgian Government agreed Friday to purchase a used MD902 for the Politie (Belgian Police), adding to the three MD900s they already have

Source: DHnet, 02-Oct-10

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Man in court for shining laser into Humberside Police helicopter

Man in court for shining laser into Humberside Police helicopter

A Humberside Police spokesman said the crew of Oscar 99 were attending a job near Grant Thorold Park when they experienced a series of bright green flashes which illuminated the inside of aircraft, putting them in danger.

Source: This Is Grimsby, 30-Sep-10

UK: First photos of new MD Explorer for Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance

UK: First photos of new MD Explorer for Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance

HeliHub.com is pleased to bring you first photos of G-LNCT, a new MD Explorer being prepared for Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.  Purchased to replace a 10-year old example registered G-LNAA, the new aircraft was first registered with the UK’s CAA on 23rd August and has been esconced within the Specialist Aviation Services complex at… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Sep-10

Yorkshire Air Ambulance team save colleague

Yorkshire Air Ambulance team save colleague

Paramedics from the Yorkshire Air Ambulance have saved the life of one of their own team members after their dispatcher suffered a heart attack.

Source: BBC, 18-Sep-10

British pair fined for shining laser at police helicopter

British pair fined for shining laser at police helicopter

He said Shane Ramsay, 22, and Darryl Hodgkinson, 20, both of Cambridge, had admitted shining a light at an aircraft in flight and each been fined £150 by magistrates in Cambridge.

16-Sep-10

Yorkshire Air Ambulance features in new TV series

Yorkshire Air Ambulance features in new TV series

Running on BBC1 throughout September, Helicopter Heroes chronicles the exploits of the two MD Explorers of Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Source: Yorkshire Evening Post, 08-Sep-10

Surrey Air Ambulance night flight plans “could take four years”

Surrey Air Ambulance night flight plans “could take four years”

Air ambulance spokesman Jill Playle said despite next month’s decision, the change was unlikely to happen for another three to four years, saying “This is a long process and the planning application is the very first step to doing this”.

Source: ThisIsLocalLondon, 07-Sep-10

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Two arrests after laser pointed at Cambridgeshire Police helicopter

Two arrests after laser pointed at Cambridgeshire Police helicopter

The pair allegedly aimed the shaft of light at the cockpit of the Cambridgeshire force’s aircraft while it was on a call

Source: Cambridge News, 04-Sep-10

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UK: Yorkshire and Humberside police could share helicopters

UK: Yorkshire and Humberside police could share helicopters

North Yorkshire Police is in discussions with Humberside, West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire Police about the possibility of pooling resources to pay for the servicing and engineering of their eyes in the sky.

Source: Yorkshire Press, 01-Sep-10

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UK: Hampshire police helicopter share raises concerns

UK: Hampshire police helicopter share raises concerns

Hampshire Police’s move to share Surrey’s EC135 and Sussex’s MD Explorer, rather than use its own Islander plane, has caused concern among officers

Source: BBC, 31-Aug-10

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance targets corporates for new Business Supporters Network

Yorkshire Air Ambulance targets corporates for new Business Supporters Network

The initiative is designed to encourage more businesses to become brand partners of the YAA. In return, for an annual fee, firms will be allowed to use the network logo for promotional purposes, feature on the YAA website and reinforce their corporate social responsibility by supporting a recognised charity

Source: Yorkshire Evening Post, 18-Aug-10

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Surrey Air Ambulance seeks to go 24 hours

Surrey Air Ambulance seeks to go 24 hours

Surrey Air Ambulance spokeswoman Jill Playle said: “We are able to offer a very good service during the daytime but we’re unable to fly at night – and serious illness and injury happens 24 hours a day.

Source: BBC, 18-Aug-10

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MD Helicopters delivers MD Explorer to Chinese customer

MD Helicopters delivers MD Explorer to Chinese customer

MD Helicopters, Inc (MDHI) has announced the delivery of a new MD 902 to the Huaxi Village Group. The early delivery took place at a ceremony at MD’s Mesa completion facility on August 10, 2010. Huaxi Village, also known as “The No.1 Village of China,” located east of Jiangyin city in Jiangsu Province has a… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 16-Aug-10

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Humberside Police MD Explorer passes 10,000 hours

Humberside Police MD Explorer passes 10,000 hours

Humberside Police Authority’s MD Explorer has just returned to service after a 10,000 hour inspection conducted by Police Aviation Services Ltd (PAS) in Gloucestershire UK. The helicopter is one of the busiest MD 902 Explorers in service and is now the second to have achieved the 10,000 hour milestone. PAS undertook a major role equipment… Read more »

Source: Police Aviation Services, 10-Aug-10

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Man arrested after laser aimed at Police Helicopter

Man arrested after laser aimed at Police Helicopter

A man has been arrested after a laser pointer was shone at West Yorkshire Police’s helicopter in the early hours of this morning. At just after midnight a laser was shone at the helicopter when it was flying over Leeds. The address was identified using specialist equipment on board the vehicle and the helicopter directed… Read more »

Source: West Yorkshire Police, 10-Aug-10

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Twitter feed for Sussex Police helicopter

Twitter feed for Sussex Police helicopter

People who see the Sussex Police helicopter can now check what the force is doing on Twitter @suspol_heli

Source: BBC, 10-Aug-10

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CALSTAR Trains with NVG

CALSTAR Trains with NVG

Three new pairs of night vision goggles were bought with money from a private donation. They’re worth $15,000 each.

Source: KION, 29-Jul-10

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UK: Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire police in helicopter share

UK: Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire police in helicopter share

The proposed South East Air Support Unit would bring together an MD Explorer from Shoreham and an EC135 from Odiham.  Note, neither operate the AS355 featured in the BBC story!

29-Jul-10

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MD Helicopters sells an MD Explorer to China

MD Helicopters sells an MD Explorer to China

MD Helicopters, Inc (MDHI) and Avion Pacific Limited (AVION), MD’s Distributor for Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau, announce a sales contract with Jiang Su Huaxi Group (HUAXI) for a September delivery of a new MD 902 Explorer. Huaxi Village, also known as “The No.1 Village of China,” located in the east of Jiangyin city… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 08-Jun-10

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MD Helicopters delivers refurbished MD Explorer back to Mexican Navy

MD Helicopters delivers refurbished MD Explorer back to Mexican Navy

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) has delivered the fourth in a fleet of Mexican Navy refurbished MD Explorers from its Mesa, Arizona based Factory Service Center. The four MD Explorers have now been returned to the Mexican Navy in a ‘like new’ condition and have been converted by the Mexican Navy from an armed configuration to… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 08-Jun-10

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MAS delivers MD902 to Essex Air Ambulance

MAS delivers MD902 to Essex Air Ambulance

Medical Aviation Services Ltd, a Specialist Aviation Services Group Company, is pleased announce the delivery of its latest MD 902 Explorer to Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust. As helicopter provider and licensed operator, MAS will also supply the pilots who will help the Trust’s clinical staff provide their vital skills throughout the county. The… Read more »

Source: Medical Aviation Services, 02-Jun-10

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Kent Air Ambulance crew attacked at emergency call

Kent Air Ambulance crew attacked at emergency call

Police report two people had been seen hanging off the helicopter’s tail fin and swinging on the pilot’s door.  When the pilot asked them to stop they became verbally aggressive and one grabbed the pilot around his throat.

Source: BBC, 25-May-10

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Netfrate transports MD Explorer from Houston to St Petersburg to Siberia

Netfrate transports MD Explorer from Houston to St Petersburg to Siberia

Netfrate, the top Transatlantic volume logistics provider to Russia, announced today that it has arranged for the trucking, packaging, survey and ocean transport of an MD Explorer® from the Port of Houston to St. Petersburg, Russia with on-carriage to Siberia (Novokuznetsk). The 32,000-pound helicopter was trucked from MD Helicopters Inc., located in Mesa, Arizona, on… Read more »

Source: Netfrate, 28-Apr-10

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UK: Essex Air Ambulance to move from EC135 to MD Explorer

UK: Essex Air Ambulance to move from EC135 to MD Explorer

HeliHub.com understands that Essex Air Ambulance will be moving from their current Eurocopter EC135T2 to an MD Explorer, perhaps as early as June 2010. EAA already has experience of the type after operating one for their neighbouring county of Hertfordshire on similar EMS work – what better situation could you be in to compare two… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Apr-10

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27-Apr-10 JA01AP MD Helicopters MD902 Itabashi Ward, Tokyo, Japan

27-Apr-10

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Aero Dynamix Gets STC for NVG Lighting on MD902

Aero Dynamix Gets STC for NVG Lighting on MD902

Aero Dynamix (ADI) has been granted EASA Part 145 approval following the completion of the first EASA STC approval for a night-vision lighting system on an MD902 helicopter. “The European Community has a lot of aircraft flying EMS missions much like the U.S., and the FAA has identified several items that it believes could greatly… Read more »

Source: Aero Dynamix, 23-Apr-10

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MD Helicopters’ NOTAR fleet clocks 1,000,000 flight hours

MD Helicopters’ NOTAR fleet clocks 1,000,000 flight hours

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) today announced its fleet of NOTAR helicopters have clocked more than 1,000,000 flight hours since MDHI’s exclusive NOTAR anti-torque technology was introduced in 1991. MD Helicopters’ MD 520N, MD 600N and MD Explorer helicopters use and validate this technology. “NOTAR continues to perform to expectation and this is a significant milestone,”… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 22-Feb-10

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Fleet lead MD Explorer® exceeds 11,500 Flight Hours

Fleet lead MD Explorer® exceeds 11,500 Flight Hours

MD Helicopters, Inc (MDHI) and the Air Operations Unit of the West Yorkshire Police have announced that an MD Explorer®, helicopter serial number 078 has extended its record for flight hours, reaching 11,565 hours as of mid-January of this year.  The flight hours far exceed any other MD Explorer in the fleet. The Air Operations… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 21-Feb-10

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Qatar’s Lifeflight looks to go 24 hours from March

Qatar’s Lifeflight looks to go 24 hours from March

THE Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at the Hamad Medical Corporation is planning to expand the air ambulance services to a round-the-clock operation by March-end

Source: Gulf Times, 15-Jan-10

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12-Jan-10 D-HPND MD Helicopters MD902 Elze in der Wedemark, Germany

12-Jan-10

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Wiltshire Police spend £850K upgrading MD Explorer

Wiltshire Police spend £850K upgrading MD Explorer

Criminals will have nowhere to hide in Wiltshire thanks to an £850,000 refit of the force’s helicopter and air ambulance which means its cameras can seek out people up to two miles away.

Source: Wiltshire Times, 07-Jan-10

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West Yorkshire Police celebrate 20 years in the air

West Yorkshire Police celebrate 20 years in the air

West Yorkshire Police is celebrating 20 years of using one of its most effective weapons in the war on crime.

Source: Yorkshire Evening Post, 24-Dec-09

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Happy 20th Birthday to the Kent Air Ambulance

Happy 20th Birthday to the Kent Air Ambulance

It’s happy birthday to a charity which is literally one of Kent’s lifesavers.  The Kent Air Ambulance was founded in November 1989 and exactly 20 years ago – on Wednesday, December 23, 1989 – it made its first life-saving mission.

Source: Kent Online, 24-Dec-09

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Saudi Red Crescent’s air ambulance service launched

Riyadh Gov. Prince Salman on Sunday launched the air ambulance service of the Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) and inspected one of the three aircraft that have been put into service in Riyadh province.

Source: Arab News, 22-Dec-09

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Hertfordshire Air Ambulance celebrates first birthday

Hertfordshire Air Ambulance celebrates first birthday

The Hertfordshire Air Ambulance, which provides vital pre-hospital care to patients across the county, is celebrating its first birthday.

Source: Watford Observer, 02-Dec-09

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London’s Air Ambulance chief sacked after raising financial concerns

London’s Air Ambulance chief sacked after raising financial concerns

Mr Philpott was dismissed as chief executive only 12 weeks after he took up the job, just days after he raised concerns about the charity’s financial controls and accountability with its board.

Source: Telegraph, 30-Nov-09

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MD Helicopters, Inc. to Show at 2009 Air Medical Transport Conference

MD Helicopters, Inc. to Show at 2009 Air Medical Transport Conference

MD Helicopters, Inc (MDHI) will have a booth at this year’s Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) and will have on display the latest California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR) MD Explorer.

Source: Vertical, 23-Oct-09

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Great North Air Ambulance fleet of three temporarily grounded

Great North Air Ambulance fleet of three temporarily grounded

There will be no Great North Air Ambulance Cover for the next few days. Two of the charity’s three helicopters, based at Otterburn and Carlisle Airport, are grounded with mechanical problems.

Source: BBC, 16-Oct-09

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UK Lighthouses to be supported by MD Explorer after 30 years with Bo105

UK Lighthouses to be supported by MD Explorer after 30 years with Bo105

UK based operator and support organisation Specialist Aviation Services has announced the award of its new multi-year lighthouse maintenance contract with Trinity House.

Source: Specialist Aviation Services, 21-Sep-09

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Latest police role equipped MD Explorer at Helitech

Latest police role equipped MD Explorer at Helitech

UK based operator and support organisation Specialist Aviation Services SAS is Gold Sponsor at Helitech as it celebrates 25 years in business and will be displaying several MD 902 Explorers throughout next week, equipped in both air ambulance and police roles.

Source: Specialist Aviation Services, 18-Sep-09

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Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance order new MD Explorer

Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance order new MD Explorer

UK based operator Specialist Aviation Services is pleased to announce that Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance has signed up to a ten year air ambulance package which will see the introduction of another brand new MD Explorer to the SAS fleet next year SAS subsidiary, Medical Aviation Services will provide a turnkey operation and support… Read more »

Source: Specialist Aviation Services, 18-Sep-09

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EASA Certifies AFS High-Performance Inlet Barrier Filter for MD Explorer

AFS has received an STC from EASA for an Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system for MD Helicopters’ (MDHI) MD900/MD902 Explorer series. The certification clears the way for MD Explorer operators to maximize engine protection while reaping performance and maintenance benefits available with an IBF.

Source: AFS, 27-Aug-09

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24-Aug-09 LX- MD Helicopters MD902 Bourglinster, Luxembourg

24-Aug-09 LX- MD Helicopters MD902 Bourglinster, Luxembourg

24-Aug-09

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South Yorkshire Police mark six years of air operations

Source: Dinnington Today, 16-Jul-09

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Amazing results as Cambridgeshire Police MD Explorer celebrates its third birthday

Source: Cambs Times, 24-Jun-09

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CALSTAR races into the sky for grand opening in Amador

Source: Ledger Dispatch, 23-Jun-09

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In Pictures: On The Helipad Of The London Air Ambulance

Source: Londonist, 29-May-09

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Flight Test – MD902 Explorer

Source: Vertical, 26-May-09

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15-May-09 N902EC MD Helicopters MD902 Salinas, US-California

15-May-09 N902EC MD Helicopters MD902 Salinas, US-California

15-May-09

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London air ambulance helicopter given parking ticket

Source: London Paper, 14-May-09

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Starflight upgrades to MD Explorer

Source: WICU, 12-May-09

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Profile: Lynn Tilton of MD Helicopters

Source: LA Times, 02-Mar-09

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MD Helicopters, Inc. Sets 15-Year Benchmark on Deliveries

Source: Vertical Magazine, 22-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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MD Explorer Now Certified In Russia

MD Explorer Now Certified In Russia

MD Helicopters, Inc (MDHI) announced that it has received Type Certificate No. CT284 for its light twin engine helicopter, the MD Explorer® from Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) Aviation Register (AR), Russian Federation.

Source: Vertical Magazine, 22-Feb-09

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MD Helicopters Hands Over Three New Explorers To Customers In Kuwait, Denmark And Switzerland

Source: Vertical Magazine, 22-Feb-09

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MD Helicopters delivers five aircraft in one week

Source: MD Helicopters, 17-Sep-08

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MD Helicopters wins order for five MD902s from CALSTAR

Source: MD Helicopters, 24-Feb-08

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