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 Â£250 million to Â£400 million contract from Eurocopter to AgustaWestland, which would upgrade the Royal Navy’s Sea Kings instead… Read more »
A SURGE in demand for the regionâ€™s air ambulance service has left the charity in desperate need of funds.Â 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.
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.
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).