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Lancashire Police fly 6,453 missions in three years

Lancashire Police fly 6,453 missions in three years

Throughout Lancashire the helicopter has been used a total of 6,453 times since January 2007.  During that period 815 arrests have been associated with its use, which represents a success rate of around 12 per cent.

Source: Lancashire Telegraph, 07-Jan-10

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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Bond returns to Blackpool to support Centrica’s gas rigs

Bond returns to Blackpool to support Centrica’s gas rigs

To start the new year, Bond Offshore Helicopters took over the rig support contract out of Blackpool Airport for gas firm Centrica.  Bond have now moved in with two brand new bright red AS365N3 Dauphins, registered G-REDE and G-REDF, operating initially from temporary accommodation at this UK airport.  They had won the contract from CHC… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com editorial team, 06-Jan-10

Bond wins 5+ year Perenco contract in Southern North Sea

Bond wins 5+ year Perenco contract in Southern North Sea

Aberdeen-based Bond Offshore Helicopters has won a five-year deal with global energy company Perenco, which will see Bond provide helicopter services to Southern North Sea rigs from Norwich International airport.

Source: EDP24, 29-Dec-09

Highland B&B owner’s plea for mercy helipad in garden

Highland B&B owner’s plea for mercy helipad in garden

A bed-and-breakfast operator wants to build a helipad for the north’s lifeline air ambulances in her front garden.

Source: Press & Journal, 29-Dec-09

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

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

Multiflight celebrates first CPL(H) success

Yorkshire flight training centre Multiflight is toasting high flying student Natasha Tottman, 26, who has successfully completed her helicopter commercial pilot’s licence.

Source: Yorkshire Evening Post, 24-Dec-09

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First Four Lynx Mk9A Helicopters Delivered Just 12 Months After Contract Award

Source: AgustaWestland, 24-Dec-09

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Bournemouth Helicopters prepares for a spring 2010 private charter launch

Bournemouth Helicopters prepares for a spring 2010 private charter launch

Bournemouth Helicopters plans to launch a demand-led private charter operation in the spring of 2010 after acquiring an EC120 Colibri. The UK company, which took over a helicopter training school in 1994 and also has an R-44, says that the Colibri acquisition will also enhance TRTO opportunities.

Source: EBAN, 23-Dec-09

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Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance flies its 2,000th mission

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance flies its 2,000th mission

THE Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance has flown its 2000th mission, even though it has only been running for two and a half years.

Source: Salisbury Journal, 23-Dec-09

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Gallantry Award for Culdrose Aircrewman from 771 NAS

Gallantry Award for Culdrose Aircrewman from 771 NAS

Chief Petty Officer Aircrewman Dave Rigg, serving in 771 Naval Air Squadron based at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose in Cornwall, has been awarded the Queen’s Gallantry Medal for his part in a dramatic rescue operation far to the southwest of Land’s End

Source: Royal Navy, 22-Dec-09

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Multiflight sells N2 Dauphin to Great North Air Ambulance

Multiflight sells N2 Dauphin to Great North Air Ambulance

Multiflight has sold one of its charter helicopters, a Eurocopter AS 365N2 Dauphin helicopter, to GNAAS

Source: Multiflight, 22-Dec-09

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Sir Peter Rigby’s Aviation Group has acquired London Helicopter Centres

Sir Peter Rigby’s Aviation Group has acquired London Helicopter Centres

Sir Peter Rigby’s Aviation Group, which trades as Patriot Aviation and Heliflight, has acquired London Helicopter Centres Ltd, the specialist helicopter charter and engineering company, headquartered in Redhill, Surrey and Enniskillen in Northern Ireland.

Source: Patriot Aviation, 21-Dec-09

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Boeing Delivers first Mk3 Chinook to UK Royal Air Force

Boeing Delivers first Mk3 Chinook to UK Royal Air Force

Boeing have confirmed the Nov. 30 delivery of the first converted Chinook Mk3 helicopter to the Royal Air Force

Source: Boeing, 21-Dec-09

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UK Government assures future of RNAS Culdrose

UK Government assures future of RNAS Culdrose

The announcement by the Secretary of State for Defence concerning the future plans for UK military helicopters will have a positive effect on operations at RNAS Culdrose.

Source: Falmouth Packet, 18-Dec-09

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UK Minister in climbdown over call for civilian rescue helicopter at Fort William

Ministers have finally agreed to listen to demands from mountain rescue teams that a civilian helicopter be based in Fort William to help stricken climbers

Source: Herald, 17-Dec-09

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UK MoD announces plan for 22 new Chinooks

UK MoD announces plan for 22 new Chinooks

Source: RAF, 17-Dec-09

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Fight to keep RAF Chivenor SAR base open 24×7 steps up a gear

Fight to keep RAF Chivenor SAR base open 24×7 steps up a gear

The fight to keep 24-hour search and rescue cover at RAF Chivenor has been taken to the Senedd by Pembrokeshire AMs.

Source: Western Telegraph, 15-Dec-09

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Great North Air Ambulance temporarily moves EMS AS365 base in response to flood demand

Great North Air Ambulance temporarily moves EMS AS365 base in response to flood demand

An air ambulance is currently based in Flimby to deal with emergencies on the south side of the River Derwent.

Source: News and Star, 14-Dec-09

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Royal Navy Sea King crews honored for Afghanistan deployment

Royal Navy Sea King crews honored for Afghanistan deployment

The Sea King crews from 854 Naval Air Squadron were recently presented with their Afghanistan Operational Service Medals by Head of the Royal Navy, First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope.

Source: UK MoD, 14-Dec-09

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Prince William beats Prince Harry in helicopter pilot race

Prince William beats Prince Harry in helicopter pilot race

The future King graduated with “flying colours” according to the Ministry of Defence after an intensive training course at RAF Shawbury in Shropshire.

Source: Telegraph, 14-Dec-09

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UK Coastguard base at Portland clocks up 3,000th mission

UK Coastguard base at Portland clocks up 3,000th mission

A Coastguard SAR  helicopter base has been in existence at Portland since 1995 – the helicopter that is currently being operated at this base is an AW139 provided by CHC Scotia.

Source: MCA, 14-Dec-09

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London’s Air Ambulance board allows sacked CEO to appeal

London’s Air Ambulance board allows sacked CEO to appeal

The board of the London Air Ambulance charity that sacked chief executive David Philpott after he raised concerns about alleged malpractice by some trustees, has reportedly commissioned an independent review into the circumstances surrounding his dismissal.

Source: Civil Society, 10-Dec-09

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Helicentre Liverpool under new ownership

Andrea Brown  bought Helicentre Liverpool in 2002 and successfully grew the School . In November she sold Helicentre Liverpool to Andrew Tyrer, Jonathen Rayner [CFI]  and JetRanger owner Joel Tobias.

Source: Jetbox.aero, 10-Dec-09

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US helicopter surge to aid British troops in Afghanistan

US helicopter surge to aid British troops in Afghanistan

US military is doubling the number of helicopters in southern Afghanistan, flying to the rescue of British troops who have complained that shortages in air support have left them vulnerable to Taliban roadside bombs.

Source: The Times, 09-Dec-09

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UK EMS operator issues warning about Children’s Air Ambulance Trust relaunch

Helena Holt, the chief executive of the Devon Air Ambulance Trust has hit out at the  Children’s Air Ambulance  Trust, disputing many of its  claims and its financial capabilities.

Source: Express & Echo, 09-Dec-09

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Bond Aviation Group join UK’s fastest growing businesses

Bond Aviation Group join UK’s fastest growing businesses

TWO county companies have stormed into a national league table for the UK’s fastest growing businesses. Gloucester-based online book retailer, The Book Depository has made the Fast Track 100 list for the second year running ranked 55th. And it has been joined by Staverton-based helicopter operator Bond Aviation in 80th position.

Source: South West Business, 08-Dec-09

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HMS Gannet Smashes through 400 SAR Sorties during 2009

HMS Gannet Smashes through 400 SAR Sorties during 2009

Historically, no helicopter search and rescue unit has achieved 400 call outs in a year and passing this milestone is a tangible illustration of the high tempo under which the Prestwick-based unit operates.

Source: Royal Navy, 08-Dec-09

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Cuts in UK Police Air Support mooted

Cuts in UK Police Air Support mooted

Plans to cut the number of Police helicopters around the UK have been revealed by the Home Office.

07-Dec-09

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RAF Merlins operating in Afghanistan one month ahead of schedule

RAF Merlins operating in Afghanistan one month ahead of schedule

Having arrived in Afghanistan two weeks ago, the initial RAF Merlin Force has now passed the extensive pre-flight checks enabling them to take to the Afghan skies one month ahead of schedule.

Source: RAF, 03-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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UK Government considers ordering 30 Chinooks to deploy in Afghanistan

UK Government considers ordering 30 Chinooks to deploy in Afghanistan

t is hoped to build up the Chinook fleet from the current 38 to about 70 allowing the possibility of almost doubling the numbers of aircraft currently in Afghanistan to 20.

Source: Telegraph, 01-Dec-09

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10th Anniversary appeal for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance

10th Anniversary appeal for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance

The Somerset and Dorset Air Ambulance charity is trying to track down as many of the 7,000 people it has helped since its launch in March 2000.

Source: Dorset Echo, 01-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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More laser attacks on Essex police helicopter pilots

Reckless yobs are putting lives at risk by shining laser pens at the police helicopter.  Essex Police revealed the lights were shone into pilots’ eyes 15 times so far this year, an increase from seven in 2008.

Source: Daily Gazette, 29-Nov-09

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North West Air Ambulance Board director honoured

North West Air Ambulance Board director honoured

KNOWSLEY Council awarded one of its highest honours to North West Air Ambulance board director Jim Keight OBE.

Source: North West Air Ambulance, 28-Nov-09

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Bond Offshore Helicopters EC225 North Sea ditching report delayed

Bond Offshore Helicopters EC225 North Sea ditching report delayed

An official report to determine why a helicopter with 18 people on board ditched into the North Sea has been delayed, the Government announced on Tuesday.

Source: STV, 26-Nov-09

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First British all-female helicopter crew takes on Taliban

First British all-female helicopter crew takes on Taliban

The RAF is to fly its first all-woman combat helicopter crew into action in southern Afghanistan.  The four women are expected to fly a number of missions taking troops and supplies to the frontline against the Taliban in Helmand. They will also airlift casualties to the hospital at Camp Bastion.

Source: Times, 23-Nov-09

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Honour for Former Commanding Officer of Commando Helicopter Force

Honour for Former Commanding Officer of Commando Helicopter Force

Colonel John McCardle Royal Marines was appointed an OBE by Her Majesty The Queen at an investiture at Buckingham Palace last week.

Source: Royal Navy, 20-Nov-09

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First RAF Merlin arrives in Afghanistan

First RAF Merlin arrives in Afghanistan

The Merlin will perform a wide range of military tasks, making it a valuable asset for British forces.  The helicopter was stripped down and transported by a C-17 aircraft from RAF Brize Norton and has arrived at Camp Bastion for re-assembly and extensive pre-flight checks before it takes to the Afghan skies.

Source: UK MoD, 17-Nov-09

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New AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat Takes To The Air in UK

New AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat Takes To The Air in UK

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the first AW159 multi-role military helicopter successfully completed its maiden flight at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil facility with Chief Test Pilot Donald Maclaine at the controls

Source: AgustaWestland, 16-Nov-09

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Helicentre Liverpool’s new owners are aiming for the skies

It has been sold by former managing director Andrea Brown, who has run the company since 2002.  The new Helicentre consortium includes Andrew Tyrer, a director of Wrexham-based ice pop manufacturer Mr Freeze.

Source: Liverpool Daily Post, 12-Nov-09

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Elite gains full IFR approval and expands Grand fleet

Elite gains full IFR approval and expands Grand fleet

UK operator Elite Helicopters, based at Goodwood aerodrome, is planning to bring a third managed A109S Grand into service by the end of the year. The fleet expansion coincides with CAA approval to carry out full IFR public transport operations.

Source: EBAN, 11-Nov-09

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Newspaper launches appeal to raise £1m for Great North Air Ambulance

Newspaper launches appeal to raise £1m for Great North Air Ambulance

The Sunday Sun launches a major campaign to keep hope in the skies by buying the Great North Air Ambulance its own life-saving helicopter.

Source: Suinday Sun, 09-Nov-09

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RAF Merlin helicopter crews ready for Afghanistan

The first Merlin helicopter crews are ready to deploy to Afghanistan following pre-deployment training in the United States.

Source: Rotorhub, 06-Nov-09

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RAF Valley to stop night time rescue flights in North Wales

RAF Valley to stop night time rescue flights in North Wales

Life-saving search and rescue helicopter crews from RAF Valley will halt night time rescues while new crews are trained up.  The Ministry of Defence has announced a six week suspension to night shifts by 22 Squadron, with cover provided by neighbouring bases  RAF Valley will close overnight from 15 November until 31 December.

Source: Daily Post, 05-Nov-09

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North Devon air ambulance base is taking shape

North Devon air ambulance base is taking shape

DEVON Air Ambulance will soon have a purpose-built second airbase at Eaglescott Airfield in North Devon.  Having worked from a portable building for the past four years, the crew are looking forward to spending the remainder of the winter in their new warm and dry base, due for completion around Christmas.

Source: Devon 24, 05-Nov-09

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Yorkshire man jailed for pointing laser at police helicopter

Yorkshire man jailed for pointing laser at police helicopter

A MECHANIC who shone a laser pen at a police helicopter at night has been jailed for four months.  Allan Ponsonby told Leeds Crown Court yesterday he felt the West Yorkshire Police helicopter had been harassing him and following him for months and had pointed the laser to show a customer at his garage where… Read more »

Source: Yorkshire Post, 05-Nov-09

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Sikorsky Delivers New VIP S-76C++ to UK Royal Household

Sikorsky Delivers New VIP S-76C++ to UK Royal Household

Sikorsky has provided helicopters to support the Royal Family since the early 1950’s, including the R4, S-51, S-55, S-58, S-58T, S-76B and the S-76C+ helicopters. The new S76C++ helicopter entered service in September.

Source: Sikorsky, 04-Nov-09

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UK military turns down 25 aircraft contract with Sloane Helicopters

A helicopter firm based in Northamptonshire has had a contract turned down to provide the Ministry of Defence with 25 crucial vehicles to send to Afghanistan.

Source: Northampton Chronicle, 04-Nov-09

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Was Obama at Penzance Heliport? Helicopter firm reveals the truth

Was Obama at Penzance Heliport? Helicopter firm reveals the truth

The event coincided with a break in President Barack Obama’s public engagements, leading to speculation about an impromptu visit to Cornwal

Source: British International, 31-Oct-09

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Helipad plans at Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital are set for approval

Plans for a helicopter landing pad at Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital are set for approval.  Hospital bosses want the emergency helipad in front of the Accident and Emergency department, in the Queen’s Building

Source: Somerset County Gazette, 29-Oct-09

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Helipad plans at Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital are set for approval

Helipad plans at Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital are set for approval

PLANS for a helicopter landing pad at Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital are set for approval.  Hospital bosses want the emergency helipad in front of the Accident and Emergency department, in the Queen’s Building.

Source: Somerset County Gazette, 29-Oct-09

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AgustaWestland helps support schools

YEOVIL company AgustaWestland has announced that seven local schools have now received around 200 computer desks from the firm.

Source: This is the West Country, 29-Oct-09

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Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance notches up 8,000th mission in six years

Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance notches up 8,000th mission in six years

THE COUNTY air ambulance completed its 8,000th life-saving mission earlier this week.  Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance was called to a crash on the B4102 near Astley, Nuneaton, on Wednesday.

Source: Coventry Telegraph, 29-Oct-09

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British air ambulance crew attacked at rave

British air ambulance crew attacked at rave

The East of England Air Ambulance crew and their helicopter were pelted with cans and bottles as they tried to help an injured person at a rave near Thetford.

Source: EDP24, 28-Oct-09

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Nine NATO countries sign declaration of intent for Mi-17 helicopter initiative

Nine NATO countries sign declaration of intent for Mi-17 helicopter initiative

The Declaration of Intent was signed by the Czech Republic, Albania, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey and the UK. This will provide the necessary political mandate to start mitigating critical utility helicopter shortfalls, particularly in the conduct of ISAF operations in Afghanistan.

Source: ISRIA, 27-Oct-09

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Laser-shining teen faces police helicopter crew under restorative justice programme

A teenager who endangered the lives of a police helicopter crew by shining a laser pen at the aircraft has apologised in person to them.

Source: BBC, 27-Oct-09

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Navy Lynx Squadron Recognised For Efficiency in Afghanistan

Navy Lynx Squadron Recognised For Efficiency in Afghanistan

Royal Navy and Royal Marine Lynx helicopter crews from 847 Naval Air Squadron were recently honoured for maintaining the highest level of operational efficiency in Afghanistan.  During a parade at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, friends and family of personnel from 847 Naval Air Squadron watched as they received their standard Afghanistan operational medals.

Source: Royal Navy, 22-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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GKN shed 135 jobs at British helicopter plant

GKN shed 135 jobs at British helicopter plant

Manufacturing firm GKN Aerospace is to lose 135 jobs at its Yeovil site, due to the slump in aerospace orders.  The losses represent more than a third of the GKN jobs on the site they share with helicopter maker Agusta Westland.

Source: BBC, 16-Oct-09

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Fleet Air Arm Museum’s reserve collection to go on display

The museum preserves its reserve collection at Cobham Hall – which is situated across the road from the museum at RNAS Yeovilton.  The reserve collection includes over thirty historic aircraft, including one of the largest collections of Westland Helicopters, the first swept wing aircraft to land on a carrier, the Gazelle helicopter on which HRH… Read more »

Source: Yeovil Express, 13-Oct-09

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Royal Derby Hospital neighbors’ noise complaints over air ambulance route are rejected

CLAIMS by residents that flights to and from Royal Derby Hospital’s helipad are in breach of planning permission have been dismissed.  Littleover residents claimed at a meeting this week that permission for the helipad had been granted on the basis that flights would go over a “green wedge of land” and not houses.

Source: This is Derbyshire, 13-Oct-09

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Six month jail term for teenager who aimed laser at police helicopter

Newcastle Crown Court heard that the police aircraft, code-named India 99, was passing over Wessington Way in Sunderland on May 10, and had been summoned to provide light for the emergency services rescuing two stranded climbers, when it was targeted.

Source: Shiells Gazette, 11-Oct-09

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Merseyside Police helicopter attacked on British military base

Just before 10.30pm several men gained entry to the military base where the Force helicopter is stored and damaged the aircraft.  A high speed police chase ensued from Southport to Liverpool city centre as a silver Audi A4 with blacked out windows was seen travelling at high speed along Formby Bypass with a number of… Read more »

Source: Formby Times, 11-Oct-09

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PremiAir appoints new Head of Charter & Management

PremiAir appoints new Head of Charter & Management

PremiAir today announced the appointment of Neil Gibson to lead the company’s highly successful Charter & Management business. The appointment will be effective at the end of November 2009.

Source: Rotorhub, 07-Oct-09

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Multiflight celebrates a place on Yorkshire’s Growth 100 list

Multiflight appears on the Yorkshire Business Insider’s Growth 100 list for 2009 as being a company that stands out to have done exceptionally well to achieve growth in such difficult times.

Source: Multiflight, 07-Oct-09

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UK Army Apache Helicopters Conduct Maritime Aviation Training

UK Army Apache Helicopters Conduct Maritime Aviation Training

2 Apache helicopters from 4 Regiment Army Air Corps, based at Wattisham, have been conducting maritime aviation training in the North Sea.  The aircrew, recently returned from operations in Afghanistan, were onboard HMS Ocean learning to operate their aircraft from the busy flight deck of the Royal Navy’s largest warship.

Source: Royal Navy, 03-Oct-09

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UK Coastguard S92 helicopters reach landmark operational date

The new search and rescue helicopters at the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) base in Stornoway in the Western Isles have completed nearly 350 missions and rescued over 260 people since they were introduced to service two years ago.

Source: Hoovers, 03-Oct-09

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British AW101 Merlins prepare to get hot and high in Afghanistan

British AW101 Merlins prepare to get hot and high in Afghanistan

With all RAF aircraft out of Iraq, the priority is now to get all available helicopters to troops in Afghanistan.

Source: UK Ministry of Defence, 02-Oct-09

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Eurocopter and UK military sign Contract for Royal Air Force Puma Life Extension Programme

Eurocopter and UK military sign Contract for Royal Air Force Puma Life Extension Programme

Eurocopter UK Ltd. and the British Ministry of Defence signed a contract on September 18 for the Life Extension Programme for 28 of the Royal Air Force’s fleet of Puma Mk1 helicopters. The upgraded Pumas, which will be designated Puma HC.2, will consequently offer significantly enhanced performance and operational capabilities, thus being capable of remaining… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 30-Sep-09

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Bond Aviation Group secures five long-term contracts, adds 80 jobs

Eighty new jobs have been created at a Gloucestershire-based helicopter specialists after it secured five new long-term contracts worth £153m

Source: BBC, 25-Sep-09

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Vector Aerospace announces new contract with Boeing

The work is part of the UK military’s investment in Chinook helicopters to enable them to operate more effectively in Afghanistan and bring the entire fleet to a common configuration standard.

Source: Vector Aerospace, 25-Sep-09

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£408M upgrade for RAF Chinooks in Afghanistan

£408M upgrade for RAF Chinooks in Afghanistan

This upgrade will include a £128m contract which will give the whole Chinook fleet a significant boost by fitting a more powerful engine, enabling the Chinooks to operate more effectively in the hot summers and high altitudes of Afghanistan.

Source: Rotorhub, 24-Sep-09

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