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Fleet Air Arm commissions Lynx Wildcat Fielding Squadron

Fleet Air Arm commissions Lynx Wildcat Fielding Squadron

27-May-2009Source: Royal Navy

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... Read more

Stornoway Coastguard Sikorsky S92 reaches operational milestone

Stornoway Coastguard Sikorsky S92 reaches operational milestone

27-May-2009Source: Rotorhub

First UK Coastguard to exceed 1,000 flight hours... Read more

RAF Puma upgrade by Eurocopter Romania stalled amid fears of voter backlash

RAF Puma upgrade by Eurocopter Romania stalled amid fears of voter backlash

27-May-2009Source: Times

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

UK's Midlands Air Ambulance celebrates 18 years of service

UK's Midlands Air Ambulance celebrates 18 years of service

22-May-2009Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

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... Read more

Great North Air Ambulance workload doubles

Great North Air Ambulance workload doubles

21-May-2009Source: Northern Echo

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.... Read more

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

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

14-May-2009Source: Express & Star

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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

13-May-2009Source: BBC

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... Read more

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Three up in a Brantly B-2B

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Three up in a Brantly B-2B

8-May-2009Source: Airliners.net

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Capital time to grow business, says UK operator

Capital time to grow business, says UK operator

27-Apr-2009Source: Rotorhub

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.... Read more

Wiltshire Police to test helicopter UAV

Wiltshire Police to test helicopter UAV

14-Apr-2009Source: Swindon Advertiser

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UK's Oxford Air Services rebrands

UK's Oxford Air Services rebrands

11-Apr-2009Source: FlyCorporate

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Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance celebrates first birthday

Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance celebrates first birthday

2-Apr-2009Source: Melton Times

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.... Read more

Thieves steal half a helicopter

Thieves steal half a helicopter

31-Mar-2009Source: Metro

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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

27-Mar-2009Source: Rotorhub

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... Read more

Yorkshire Air Ambulance becomes football club shirt sponsor

Yorkshire Air Ambulance becomes football club shirt sponsor

25-Mar-2009Source: Huddersfield Examiner

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Midlands Air Ambulance launches new fundraising lottery

Midlands Air Ambulance launches new fundraising lottery

19-Mar-2009Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

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Wales Air Ambulance clocks up 10,000 missions

Wales Air Ambulance clocks up 10,000 missions

9-Mar-2009Source: This is South Wales

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RAF Chinook pilot wins Distinguished Flying Cross

RAF Chinook pilot wins Distinguished Flying Cross

8-Mar-2009Source: The Times

AN RAF pilot who saved the life of the Afghan governor of Helmand province by refusing to put his Chinook helicopter down even after a Taliban rocket took out part of its rotor blade has won the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC).... Read more

East Anglian Air Ambulance investigates night flying

East Anglian Air Ambulance investigates night flying

8-Mar-2009Source: Evening News 24East

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Bristow Helicopter engineer launches debut World War I novel

Bristow Helicopter engineer launches debut World War I novel

8-Mar-2009Source: Aberdeen Press & Journal

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Devon Air Ambulance Paramedic Flies 1000th Mission

Devon Air Ambulance Paramedic Flies 1000th Mission

4-Mar-2009Source: Devon Air Ambulance

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Midlands Air Ambulance officially replaces County Air Ambulance

Midlands Air Ambulance officially replaces County Air Ambulance

2-Mar-2009Source: Midlands Air Ambulance

MIDLANDS AIR AMBULANCE has officially replaced County Air Ambulance on 2nd March, when volunteers and supporters gathered to formally unveil the new name at each of the three helicopter bases in Shropshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire.... Read more

North West Air Ambulance to employ paramedics from April

North West Air Ambulance to employ paramedics from April

1-Mar-2009Source: Westmorland Gazette

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Royal Air Force SAR Force Commander changeover

Royal Air Force SAR Force Commander changeover

25-Feb-2009Source: Royal Air Force

Group Captain Jonathan Dixon has returned to take over as the RAF Search and Rescue Force Commander from Group Captain Steve Garden.... Read more

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