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Planners approve Essex Air Ambulance move to Earls Colne

Planners approve Essex Air Ambulance move to Earls Colne

The proposal by Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust to move its headquarters from Boreham to Earls Colne airfield was granted permission by Braintree Council’s planning committee.

Source: Gazette News, 24-Sep-09

Eurocopter keeps on expanding in the United Kingdom

Eurocopter keeps on expanding in the United Kingdom

The company exhibits the EC135 “L’Hélicoptère par Hermès” as centre piece, as well as a large array of eight state-of-the-art helicopters: a London “Met” EC145, an EC135 by Suffolk Police, the UK’s first helicopter – an EC135 – dedicated to offshore wind farm maintenance, a utility AS355 NP used by National Grid for powerline inspections,… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 24-Sep-09

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West Midlands Police orders new EC135 to replace arson casualty airframe

Eurocopter UK announces the order for a new EC135 for West Midlands Police Air Support Unit. On top, Eurocopter will provide a fully equipped EC135 police helicopter to take over the duties of the West Midlands EC135 destroyed by fire in a recent arson attack until the new aircraft will be delivered in summer 2010.

Source: Eurocopter, 24-Sep-09

Sikorsky Recognizes CHC and MCA with Rescue Award for Spectacular 2008 Rescue with SAR S-92®

Sikorsky Recognizes CHC and MCA with Rescue Award for Spectacular 2008 Rescue with SAR S-92®

Sikorsky presented its Winged S Rescue Award to a UK helicopter rescue crew and the base it operates from in recognition of their outstanding bravery and performance in an extraordinary rescue of 14 fishermen stranded aground at St. Kilda in 2008.

Source: Sikorsky, 24-Sep-09

Helitech: Police helicopters take the stage

The future of UK’s Police Helicopters has taken centre stage at this year’s Helitech.

Source: Rotorhub, 23-Sep-09

Sikorsky Aircraft Celebrates Donation of MH-53 Pave Low to RAF Museum

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and the Royal Air Force today at Helitech celebrated the donation of an MH-53 PAVE LOW helicopter to the RAF Museum. The PAVE LOW helicopter, donated by the United States Air Force, was manufactured by Sikorsky

Source: Sikorsky, 23-Sep-09

Pilot turned fundraiser parts company with Great North Air Ambulance

Pilot turned fundraiser parts company with Great North Air Ambulance

In a surprise move, bosses have confirmed that they will not let the former Pride of Cumbria helicopter pilot keep his job. A statement said that Mr Martin did not achieve the required standard of work.

Source: News & Star, 22-Sep-09

UK Sikorsky S-92 SAR Fleet reaches 500-Mission Milestone

UK Sikorsky S-92 SAR Fleet reaches 500-Mission Milestone

As of mid-August 2009, the four S-92 SAR aircraft operating in the U.K. had executed a total of 510 missions – 331 from the base at Stornoway in the Western Isles and 179 from Sumburgh in Shetland – since being introduced in 2007

Source: Sikorsky, 22-Sep-09

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Bristow vacates hangar at Sumburgh after 36 years

After a 36 year presence at Sumburgh Airport in Shetland, Bristow  gave up the lease on the hangar and handed the keys back to the airport owners.

Source: PPRuNe, 22-Sep-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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Specialist Aviation bucks the trend in its 25th Year

UK based operator and support organisation Specialist Aviation Services is set for a bumper year, despite the current economic climate

Source: Specialist Aviation Services, 19-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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Used helicopter market starts to lift, says PremiAir

Used helicopter market starts to lift, says PremiAir

First time buyers looking to acquire a good secondhand helicopter with nothing to trade in will find some great deals available in today’s market, according to PremiAir.

Source: Rotorhub, 18-Sep-09

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Duchess of Cornwall becomes patron of Wiltshire Air Ambulance

The Duchess of Cornwall’s first act as patron of the Wiltshire Air Ambulance Appeal was to draw the first numbers in the charity’s fundraising lottery.

Source: Wiltshire Times, 18-Sep-09

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First Upgraded British Army Lynx Flies With New Engines

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the successful first flight of the British Army’s first Lynx AH Mk.9A fitted with more powerful CTS800 engines, just 10 months after contract award. The maiden flight, lasting 60 minutes, took place today at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil facility with the aircraft handling as expected.

Source: AgustaWestland, 17-Sep-09

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General Dynamics UK selects SPARK language for AW159 Lynx Wildcat

General Dynamics UK selects SPARK language for AW159 Lynx Wildcat

Praxis, the international specialist in critical systems engineering and assurance, today announced that General Dynamics UK has selected Praxis’ SPARK language as part of its £6 million contract to develop the safety-critical Stores Management System for the Royal Navy’s new AgustaWestland AW159 Lynx Wildcat helicopter.

Source: Praxis, 10-Sep-09

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UK and France start work on advanced naval anti-ship missile

The UK and French governments have announced the start of a joint Assessment Phase to develop systems and technologies for a new helicopter-launched anti-surface missile.

Source: Rotorhub, 10-Sep-09

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UK MoD to purchase 12 remote sighting systems with BAE Systems’ Q-Sight™ display

The U.K. Ministry of Defence has placed the first order for a new generation of helmet-mounted displays developed by BAE Systems. The Royal Navy will purchase 12 remote sighting systems incorporating BAE Systems’ Q-Sight™ display, for its Lynx Mk8 helicopters.

Source: BAE Systems, 10-Sep-09

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Eurocopter emphasizes Partnership with UK’s MoD and Homeland Security Services at DSEi 2009

With its presence at this year’s Defence Systems & Equipment International show (DSEi) at booth # 1475 in South Hall, Eurocopter focuses on the UK military market with its requirements for SAR and medium helicopter capabilities. 1:5 scale mock-ups of the EC725/225 and the NH90 are on display. Eurocopter is a strong partner of UK… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 10-Sep-09

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Eurocopter EC225 is most adapted Contender for SAR-H Programme in the UK

Eurocopter displays a 1:5 scale mock-up of its EC225 medium-class helicopter on its booth # 1475 in South Hall at DSEi 2009.  The EC225 has been proposed for this requirement by AirKnight, the teaming of Lockheed Martin UK, VT Group and British International Helicopters.

Source: Eurocopter, 10-Sep-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: North West Air Ambulance’s pair of EC135s

The EC135 nearest the camera is added this week to the fleet and based at Manchester’s City Airport, also known as Barton Aerodrome.

Source: North West Air Ambulance, 09-Sep-09

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999 – Emergency Day for Devon Air Ambulance

999 – Emergency Day for Devon Air Ambulance

Heléna Holt, chief executive of the Devon Air Ambulance Trust said: “We realised at the beginning of the year that this special date was one that it was important to keep in our diary”.

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 08-Sep-09

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UK MoD refuses to reopen inquiry into 1994 Chinook crash

The disaster over the Mull of Kintyre, in which 25 of the top MI5, Army and RUC Special Branch officers combating terrorism in Northern Ireland were lo;;ed, has been blamed on the “gross negligence” of the pilots.  But a document obtained by The Daily Telegraph indicated that those in charge of RAF helicopter safety gave… Read more »

Source: Telegraph, 04-Sep-09

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North West Air Ambulance adds second Eurocopter EC135

North West Air Ambulance’s bright yellow Euro Copter 135, permenantly stationed at Barton Aerodrome, has been fitted out with medical kit and it’s three man crew took to the skies over Manchester for the first time last Thursday.

Source: Messenger, 04-Sep-09

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Wales Air Ambulance Launches New Aircraft for North Wales

WALES AIR AMBULANCE is unveiling its ‘new generation’ helicopter for North Wales at a special launch in Caernarfon town square, on Tuesday 8 September at 2pm. The EC-135 purpose-built air ambulance will make a spectacular landing outside Caernarfon Castle to mark a new chapter in the history of the charity.

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 03-Sep-09

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A109 simulator added at Cardiff Heliport

The simulator is built into a real Agusta 109 helicopter that had a bit of a “heavy” landing!!  We have removed the engine, rotor blades, tail rotor and lot of other bits. The cockpit is identical to the A109 and all the knobs, buttons, switches, controls, seats, seat belts, radios, gauges, dials are the same… Read more »

Source: FlyQ, 02-Sep-09

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Police Service of Northern Ireland hire in second helicopter

The PSNI has hired a second helicopter to help in the fight against dissident republicans who set up an illegal checkpoint in south Armagh last weekend.

Source: Belfast Telegraph, 01-Sep-09

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Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance to upgrade from Power to Grand

Sloane Helicopters, based at Sywell, will equip the new aircraft when it arrives in the UK and said patients will benefit enormously from the upgrade.

Source: Northampton Chronicle, 28-Aug-09

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Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Service awarded the ‘Investing in Volunteers’ standard

The region’s air ambulance service is flying high after receiving recognition for its high standard of work with volunteers.  The Kent, Surrey and Sussex service has been awarded the Investing in Volunteers standard for its efforts in improving volunteers’ experiences and recognising their important contribution.

Source: Worthing Herald, 21-Aug-09

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Air ambulance gets North Yorkshire operational base

Critically ill or injured people in North Yorkshire are set to benefit as the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) opens a new operational base in the area.

Source: Darlington and Stockton Times, 21-Aug-09

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Atlas Helicopters: A Hugely Successful July of 2009

July 2009 has been a hugely busy month for all of those involved with Atlas Helicopters Ltd. Most of the major sporting events were well-attended including Glorious Goodwood,

Source: Atlas Helicopters, 14-Aug-09

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UK helicopter shortage in Afghanistan blamed on cement

One problem, say military sources, is the difficulty of getting cement, which the aircaft can rest on, to stick to sand.

Source: Guardian, 14-Aug-09

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Honeywell to Provide New T55 Engines for UK’s Chinook Fleet

Beginning next year, Honeywell will begin fitting U.K. Chinooks with its upgraded 55-L-714A engine that increases power by 17%, increases maintenance intervals and reduces fuel consumption by nearly 5 percent

Source: Honeywell, 14-Aug-09

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Two Super Puma helicopters in North Sea near-miss

The near-miss happened on March 20 when an air traffic controller gave a pilot the okay to climb – not realising a second helicopter was above him.

Source: Evening Express, 14-Aug-09

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Seawing Flying Club leases its first helicopter at Southend, UK

The Seawing Flying Club club, based at Southend Airport since 1970, has been leased its first helicopter – a Robinson R22 – expanding its fleet despite the economic downturn.

Source: Echo News, 13-Aug-09

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FB Heliservices establishes new AW139 flight

FB Heliservices establishes new AW139 flight

M onths of hard work and preparation are finally coming to fruition with the arrival of the AW139s and the first students at Valley.

Source: FB Heliservices, 12-Aug-09

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New Anglia One paramedic team dedicated to air ambulance, not seconded

Source: Anglia One, 12-Aug-09

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Kent Air Ambulance boss leaves for new role in London

Source: Kent Online, 11-Aug-09

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British military spurns Sea King helicopter crews’ plea for armour

Source: Daily Mail, 10-Aug-09

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RotorMotion adds AW109S Grand to its charter fleet

Source: Rotorhub, 10-Aug-09

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A Royal thank you for Army helicopter crews

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were at the airfield to present operational service medals to more than 100 soldiers from 4 Regiment Army Air Corps (AAC).

Source: Bury Free Press, 06-Aug-09

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Chief of Defence Materiel presents Maintenance Approved Organisation Scheme certificate to Vector Aerospace

Source: Vector Aerospace, 29-Jul-09

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UK approves Puma upgrade as helicopter debate rages on

Source: Flightglobal, 26-Jul-09

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Bristow Apprentice Soars to Top of the Class

Source: RotorNews, 24-Jul-09

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P&WC Authorizes H+S Aviation for PT6T TwinPac(R) Engine Repair and Overhaul

P&WC Authorizes H+S Aviation for PT6T TwinPac(R) Engine Repair and Overhaul

P&WC has awarded H+S Aviation of Portsmouth, England, Distributor and Designated Overhaul Facility (DDOF) authorization for the repair and overhaul of the PT6T TwinPac(R) turboshaft engine series, used primarily on Bell and Agusta/Bell 212 and 412 helicopters. H+S Aviation is an affiliate of BBA Aviation plc.

Source: P&WC, 24-Jul-09

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Royal Navy take top award at Air Tattoo

Source: Rotorhub, 22-Jul-09

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17-year old arrested after shining laser at South & East Wales Police EC135

Source: Campaign, 22-Jul-09

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Rescue helicopter crewmen honoured for their bravery

Source: Aberdeen Press & Journal, 22-Jul-09

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Suffolk Police take delivery of new EC135P2+

Suffolk Police take delivery of new EC135P2+

The force took delivery of a new state-of-the-art £4.6 million helicopter on Monday which will help tackle crime and help in the hunt for missing people.  “The helicopter plays a crucial role in helping to make Suffolk an even safer place to live, work and visit,” said Chief Constable Simon Ash.

Source: http://www.newmarketjournal.co.uk/news/Suffolk-Police39s-new-39eye-in.5479298.jp, 22-Jul-09

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Surrey Police helicopter moves to new base outside the county

Source: GetSurrey, 21-Jul-09

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British military helicopter fleet to be cut by 25%

Source: Telegraph, 17-Jul-09

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Dispatcher error sends helicopter 15 miles for 250-yard emergency flight

Source: The Herald, 17-Jul-09

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Prestwick Royal Navy helicopter crew honoured

Source: Times, 17-Jul-09

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Laser shone at South Wales police helicopter – two arrests

Source: News Wales, 17-Jul-09

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South Yorkshire Police mark six years of air operations

Source: Dinnington Today, 16-Jul-09

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Black Hawk frowned upon, but British Army left with little choice in Afghanistan

Black Hawk frowned upon, but British Army left with little choice in Afghanistan

The image of the head of the Army having to fly in an American Black Hawk because there is no British helicopter available for him to visit the troops in Afghanistan has widened the political divide on the issue at Westminster.

Source: The Times, 16-Jul-09

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Multiflight Dauphins boost fleet’s all-round appeal as UK charter firm invests in facilities

Source: EBAN, 16-Jul-09

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Helitech reflects resilience of rotary wing sector

Source: Helicopters Magazine, 10-Jul-09

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Modified Boeing Chinook Mk3 Successfully Completes First Test Flight

Source: Boeing, 10-Jul-09

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Fury over UK MoD refusal to buy more helicopters for Afghanistan troops

Source: Times, 10-Jul-09

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Soteria Consortium unveils helicopter capabilities for UK SAR proposal

Source: Engineer, 10-Jul-09

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New UK Royal Flight Sikorsky S76C++ on schedule for August delivery

Source: Hartford Courant, 09-Jul-09

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Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance flies 11,000th mission

Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance flies 11,000th mission

It has been a month of landmarks for the Air Ambulance which serves Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, as the charitable trust that funds the operation recently celebrated its 10th anniversary

Source: TVAC, 06-Jul-09

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UK Royal Family Relying More on Aircraft Chartering

Source: AIN, 06-Jul-09

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Patriot Aviation acquires Heliflight (UK) Ltd

Source: Rotorhub, 03-Jul-09

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UK military urged to back AgustaWestland’s Merlin – rather than take Puma to Romania

Source: This is the West Country, 27-Jun-09

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MAS wins UK Air Ambulance Radio Contract

Source: Medical Aviation Services, 26-Jun-09

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Coastguard helicopter winchman receives bravery award

Source: http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1254096?UserKey=, 26-Jun-09

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Veritair launches helicopter pilot training academy

Source: Wales Online, 25-Jun-09

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East Midlands Air Support Unit launches public tracking site

Source: Leicestershire Constabulary, 25-Jun-09

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UK CAA hosts successful meeting on equipment needs of SAR for offshore helicopters

Source: CAA, 24-Jun-09

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UK helicopter force continue to fly in Iraq

Source: RAF, 24-Jun-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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Sefton Council considers Southport hospital helipad

Source: Southport Visiter, 22-Jun-09

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Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance sets new record

Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance sets new record

Crew from the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance had their busiest day on record this week, responding to 11 incidents across the two counties in 10 hours.

Source: Northampton Chronicle, 22-Jun-09

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