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26-Aug-10 Sikorsky UH-60 Havre de Grace, US-Maryland

26-Aug-10

Second lawsuit filed over 2008 Maryland State Police accident

Second lawsuit filed over 2008 Maryland State Police accident

The attorney for Kenneth Mallard says he deserves compensation for the death of his wife because of the “negligence of Federal Aviation Administration air traffic controllers”

Source: Washington Post, 02-Aug-10

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02-Aug-10 (Serial TBA) Schweizer MQ-8B Fire Scout nr Patuxent River, US-Maryland

02-Aug-10

EC120 fleet leader reaches 10,000 hours

EC120 fleet leader reaches 10,000 hours

American Eurocopter announced today that an EC120 helicopter operated by the Baltimore Police Department has become the first EC120 in the world to reach 10,000 flight hours. The Baltimore Police Department’s fleet consists of four EC120s, which they have been operating since 2000. “The EC120 has been a great aircraft for us,” said Sgt. Andre… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 05-Jul-10

Maryland paramedic’s family sues federal government for $15M

Maryland paramedic’s family sues federal government for $15M

The attorney for flight paramedic Mickey Lippy’s family said Wednesday that his wife and young daughter deserve restitution for the “negligent acts” of FAA air traffic controllers – who are claimed to have provided outdated weather information

30-Apr-10

Baltimore Police helicopter on chopping block?

News coming out about budget cuts sounds dire for the Baltimore Police Department. At the moment, the police helicopter known as Foxtrot is on the chopping block.

Source: Baltimore Sun, 19-Mar-10

11-Feb-10 N….. Eurocopter AS365N2 Arundel, US-Maryland

11-Feb-10

06-Jan-10 N3275M Schweizer 269C Grantsville, US-Maryland

06-Jan-10

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Air Methods Maryland won’t have much impact on use of MSP medevac helicopters

Air Methods Maryland won’t have much impact on use of MSP medevac helicopters

The presence of a new air medical transport company in Hagerstown won’t have a major impact on use of Maryland State Police medevac helicopters at accident scenes, according to Dr. Robert Bass, executive director of the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems

Source: Herald Mail, 01-Dec-09

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Air Methods Maryland takes over Hagerstown base vacated by Stat MedEvac

Air Methods Maryland takes over Hagerstown base vacated by Stat MedEvac

An air medical transport company based in Colorado began service out of Hagerstown Regional Airport this week, following a several-week gap after STAT MedEvac ended operations there in mid-October.

Source: Herald-Mail, 21-Nov-09

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World’s smallest controllable single-winged rotorcraft mimics maple seed design

Aerospace engineering graduate students at the University of Maryland’s Clark School of Engineering have mimicked the design of the maple seed, or samara fruit, to create the world’s smallest controllable single-winged rotorcraft.

Source: The Engineer, 23-Oct-09

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Maryland State Police tender rigged in favour of AgustaWestland, says Eurocopter

Maryland State Police tender rigged in favour of AgustaWestland, says Eurocopter

Eurocopter, the manufacturer of the current Maryland State Police fleet, filed a formal protest and is not making an offer to replace the aging helicopters. The company alleges that the state’s specifications for new aircraft are skewed in favor of AgustaWestland.In a letter to Gov. Martin O’Malley and to the state Department of Transportation, the… Read more »

Source: WBAL, 16-Oct-09

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Montgomery County Council members want drug fund spent on treatment, not helicopters

Montgomery County Council members want money seized from drug dealers to be spent treating drug addicts instead of a new police helicopter program proposed by County Executive Ike Leggett.

Source: Washington Examiner, 15-Oct-09

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Trooper 6 Medevac Helicopter To Relocate From Centreville To Easton

Trooper 6 Medevac Helicopter To Relocate From Centreville To Easton

The Maryland State Police Trooper 6 medevac helicopter is relocating from Centreville to a hangar at the Easton Airport.

Source: WJZ, 02-Oct-09

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Heroism award presented to Maryland State Police AS365 crew for swift-water rescue

The Public Service award was presented to pilot Jim MacKay and trooper/flight paramedic Nate Wheelock, who received this distinction during the Rotor & Wing 2009 Search and Rescue summit in Reston, Virginia.

Source: American Eurocopter, 09-Sep-09

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Eurocopter files protest over Maryland EMS helicopter replacement process

American Eurocopter, the maker of the 11 helicopters currently in the fleet, opted not to submit a proposal to supply new helicopters. The company called the process “flawed” because the requirements appeared to be written to favor another company, AgustaWestland.

Source: Baltimore Sun, 08-Sep-09

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Advanced Helicopter Concepts on the rebound

The company, which has 12 employees and has operated at the Frederick Municipal Airport for the last 21 years, divides its services primarily between providing helicopter flight instruction and aerial photography for local media outlets and real estate developers.

Source: Gazette, 04-Sep-09

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Princess Anne helicopter donated to Montgomery County

The Montgomery County Police Department is just starting up its new division, and expects to have the helicopter reconditioned and flying by the end of the year

Source: DelMarva Now, 20-Aug-09

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Maryland State Police unit awarded ‘rescue of the year’ for lifesaving mission with the AS365 Dauphin

A Maryland State Police Aviation Command crew has been honored for a daring December 2008 rescue which utilized American Eurocopter’s Dauphin AS365 when a broken water main left several vehicles trapped in three-to-four feet of swiftly-flowing water.

Source: American Eurocopter, 07-Aug-09

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Pilot Hours Examined in Fatal Maryland Helicopter Crash

Source: Vertical, 31-Jul-09

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23-Jul-09 N7189W Robinson R44 Frederick, US-Maryland (4F)

23-Jul-09 N7189W Robinson R44 Frederick, US-Maryland

23-Jul-09

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Air2 Appoints Director of Safety and Training

Source: RotorNews, 12-Jul-09

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One Maryland Medevac Could Be Moved To Easton

Source: WMDT, 05-Jun-09

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Maryland State Police to inspect elusive Princess Anne Police Dept helicopter

Source: Somerset Herald, 21-May-09

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Maryland Senate Votes Against Delay in Helicopter Purchase

Source: WBAL, 01-Apr-09

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Maryland EMS helicopter procurement decision put back for at least a year

Source: Baltimore Sun, 26-Mar-09

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Legislative panel endorses Maryland State Police control of medevac fleet

Legislative panel endorses Maryland State Police control of medevac fleet

Attempts to overhaul and possibly privatize the state’s emergency medical system appear likely to fail this year after a legislative panel’s full-throated endorsement of continued state police control of Maryland’s medical helicopter program.

Source: Baltimore Sun, 10-Mar-09

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Ground breaking ceremony for the Aircraft Prototyping Facility at Pax River

Source: Bay Net, 02-Mar-09

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Maryland May Lose ‘Trooper’ Medevac Program

Maryland May Lose ‘Trooper’ Medevac Program

Senate Bill 650, co-sponsored by Senators Picken and Astle, seeks to eliminate the current Maryland Emergency Medical Department helicopter program in favor of third party vendors.

Source: Baynet, 01-Mar-09

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Man arrested for pointing laser at news helicopter in Maryland

Source: Washington Post, 27-Feb-09

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29-Jan-09 N272DE Eurocopter AS365 , US-Maryland

29-Jan-09 N272DE Eurocopter AS365 , US-Maryland

29-Jan-09

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Maryland State budget cuts could ground Natural Resources Police unit

Source: Baltimore Sun, 25-Jan-09

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