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Police Service of Northern Ireland hire in second helicopter

Police Service of Northern Ireland hire in second helicopter

1-Sep-2009Source: Belfast Telegraph

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.... Read more

Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance to upgrade from Power to Grand

Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance to upgrade from Power to Grand

28-Aug-2009Source: Northampton Chronicle

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.... Read more

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

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

21-Aug-2009Source: Worthing Herald

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.... Read more

Air ambulance gets North Yorkshire operational base

Air ambulance gets North Yorkshire operational base

21-Aug-2009Source: Darlington and Stockton Times

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.... Read more

Atlas Helicopters: A Hugely Successful July of 2009

Atlas Helicopters: A Hugely Successful July of 2009

14-Aug-2009Source: Atlas Helicopters

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,... Read more

UK helicopter shortage in Afghanistan blamed on cement

UK helicopter shortage in Afghanistan blamed on cement

14-Aug-2009Source: Guardian

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

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

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

14-Aug-2009Source: Honeywell

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... Read more

Two Super Puma helicopters in North Sea near-miss

Two Super Puma helicopters in North Sea near-miss

14-Aug-2009Source: Evening Express

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.... Read more

Seawing Flying Club leases its first helicopter at Southend, UK

Seawing Flying Club leases its first helicopter at Southend, UK

13-Aug-2009Source: Echo News

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.... Read more

FB Heliservices establishes new AW139 flight

FB Heliservices establishes new AW139 flight

12-Aug-2009Source: FB Heliservices

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

A Royal thank you for Army helicopter crews

A Royal thank you for Army helicopter crews

6-Aug-2009Source: Bury Free Press

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).... Read more

Bristow Apprentice Soars to Top of the Class

Bristow Apprentice Soars to Top of the Class

24-Jul-2009Source: RotorNews

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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

24-Jul-2009Source: P&WC

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.... Read more

Royal Navy take top award at Air Tattoo

Royal Navy take top award at Air Tattoo

22-Jul-2009Source: Rotorhub

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Rescue helicopter crewmen honoured for their bravery

Rescue helicopter crewmen honoured for their bravery

22-Jul-2009Source: Aberdeen Press & Journal

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Suffolk Police take delivery of new EC135P2+

Suffolk Police take delivery of new EC135P2+

22-Jul-2009Source: http://www.newmarketjournal.co.uk/news/Suffolk-Police39s-new-39eye-in.5479298.jp

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.... Read more

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

16-Jul-2009Source: The Times

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.... Read more

Helitech reflects resilience of rotary wing sector

Helitech reflects resilience of rotary wing sector

10-Jul-2009Source: Helicopters Magazine

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

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

6-Jul-2009Source: TVAC

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... Read more

MAS wins UK Air Ambulance Radio Contract

MAS wins UK Air Ambulance Radio Contract

26-Jun-2009Source: Medical Aviation Services

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Coastguard helicopter winchman receives bravery award

Coastguard helicopter winchman receives bravery award

26-Jun-2009Source: http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1254096?UserKey=

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East Midlands Air Support Unit launches public tracking site

East Midlands Air Support Unit launches public tracking site

25-Jun-2009Source: Leicestershire Constabulary

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Sefton Council considers Southport hospital helipad

Sefton Council considers Southport hospital helipad

22-Jun-2009Source: Southport Visiter

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Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance sets new record

Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance sets new record

22-Jun-2009Source: Northampton Chronicle

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.... Read more

RAF helicopter pilot shortage revealed

RAF helicopter pilot shortage revealed

17-Jun-2009Source: Defense Management

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Worthing hospital helipad back under review

Worthing hospital helipad back under review

16-Jun-2009Source: Sussex Express

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Arson attack on West Midlands police helicopter

Arson attack on West Midlands police helicopter

9-Jun-2009Source: Birmingham Post

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Oil and gas chiefs reveal PLBs set to be reinstated

Oil and gas chiefs reveal PLBs set to be reinstated

9-Jun-2009Source: Press & Journal

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Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance to toast 10 successful years

Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance to toast 10 successful years

5-Jun-2009Source: Advertiser

Since they began operating in the region in 1999 they have flown more than 11,000 missions and will be hosting a party in Cookham on June 14.... Read more

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