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Bristow Academy Announces Agreement with Aero Dynamix

Bristow Academy Announces Agreement with Aero Dynamix

5-Mar-2013Source: Bristow Academy

Bristow Academy announced today an agreement with Aero Dynamix to use Aero Dynamix night vision systems to enhance its night vision training program, as well as offer the installation of Aero Dynamix night vision systems to its customers worldwide. Both companies are industry leaders in night vision applications – Bristow Academy in rotary pilot training... Read more

HAI releases iPhone/iPad app for Heli-Expo 2013

HAI releases iPhone/iPad app for Heli-Expo 2013

21-Feb-2013Source: Apple iStore

On behalf of HAI, EproMeetingApps is the official app provider for HELI-EXPO 2013, March 5-7, in Las Vegas, Neveda. This app puts all details about the conference in the palm of your hand; allows you to be kept up to date on conference details, speaker information and any changes/updates that may occur; introduces you to... Read more

100th pilot completes Bristow Academy Mountain Flying course

100th pilot completes Bristow Academy Mountain Flying course

18-Feb-2013Source: Bristow Academy

There’s a certain buzz these days in Carson City, Nevada—the sound of Bristow Academy Mountain Flying Training. On 23 May 2011 Bristow Academy began operating in the majestic Lake Tahoe region and hasn’t stopped since, training more than 100 pilots from a myriad of countries in high altitude operations. Military and police units have flocked... Read more

18-Feb-13 N20620 Bell 206 Ely, US-Nevada (1F)

18-Feb-13 N20620 Bell 206 Ely, US-Nevada (1F)

18-Feb-2013

Ted McBride, 74, died after contact with a power line during agricultural operations... Read more

Heli-Expo 2013 update

Heli-Expo 2013 update

1-Feb-2013Source: HAI

Have you made your hotel reservations for HELI-EXPO? With more than 700 exhibitors confirmed, HELI-EXPO promises to be after to be our largest show ever. Rooms are going fast and the hotel reservation deadline is only a week away: Thursday, February 7.Make your reservations online or contact Connections Housing at HELI-EXPOhousing@connectionshousing.com or  877-254-HELI. Before Business Begins … HELI-EXPO is, without... Read more

Heli-Expo 2013 list of exhibitors tops 700

Heli-Expo 2013 list of exhibitors tops 700

29-Jan-2013Source: HAI

HAI’s HELI-EXPO® is already the biggest helicopter-only convention and trade show in the world, and this year that’s truer than ever as we’ve set a new record for the number of exhibitors. Seven hundred exhibitors will be on hand in Las Vegas, Monday-Thursday, March 4-7, 2013 (exhibit halls open Tuesday-Thursday, March 5-7). Whether you’re in need of... Read more

Heli-Expo 2013 Early-Bird Registration Deadline Is Friday 25th

Heli-Expo 2013 Early-Bird Registration Deadline Is Friday 25th

23-Jan-2013Source: HAI

Register by Jan. 25 to save on HELI-EXPO 2013 registration and professional education courses. Don’t miss opportunities to — Network with 20,000 industry professionals from all over the world Engage with 650+ exhibiting companies on the expansive show floor Earn professional education credits through 27 professional education courses Take the HAI Rotor Safety Challenge: 45 FREE safety sessions, workshops, and other... Read more

Judge halts Nevada helicopter roundup of horses

Judge halts Nevada helicopter roundup of horses

9-Jan-2013Source: Morning Journal News

A federal judge has temporarily blocked the Bureau of Land Management from rounding up wild mustangs in Nevada after horse protection advocates presented video footage that they say shows wranglers repeatedly abusing mustangs with electric prods in violation of agency policy. (see full story)... Read more

Helicopter Rescue Summit in planning for March 2013

Helicopter Rescue Summit in planning for March 2013

21-Dec-2012Source: HRRA

The Helicopter Rescue and Response Association (HRRA) is in the planning phase for the upcoming 2013 Helicopter Rescue Summit. The summit will be held in conjunction with the Helicopter Association International, HELI EXPO, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Helicopter Rescue Summit is scheduled for March 4, 2013 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, 0800-1700 hrs.... Read more

07-Nov-12 N901CF Eurocopter AS350B3 Spanish Springs, US-Nevada

07-Nov-12 N901CF Eurocopter AS350B3 Spanish Springs, US-Nevada

7-Nov-2012

Emergency landing in field.  No damage... Read more

L-3 Communications Vertex awarded $28M more for maintenance at NAS Fallon

L-3 Communications Vertex awarded $28M more for maintenance at NAS Fallon

5-Nov-2012Source: US DoD

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace L.L.C., Madison, Miss., is being awarded a $28,363,341 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-09-D-0007) to exercise an option for organizational, selected intermediate and limited depot level maintenance for F-16, F-18, H-60 and E-2C aircraft operated by the adversary squadrons based at Naval Air Station, Fallon, Nev.  Work will be... Read more

Registration now open for Heli-Expo 2013 Professional Education Courses

Registration now open for Heli-Expo 2013 Professional Education Courses

7-Oct-2012Source: HAI

At HELI-EXPO 2013, HAI is offering 27 different professional education courses, taught by some of the best instructors in the industry. Each course, designed specifically for helicopter professionals, targets important issues for operators, pilots, managers, maintenance professionals, young professionals, and transitioning military. 14 new courses are now available based on your feedback: Advanced Vertical Reference Long-Line... Read more

Obama’s three-day stay pinches pockets of helicopter tour operators

Obama’s three-day stay pinches pockets of helicopter tour operators

5-Oct-2012Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

Officials from the Secret Service and FAA met with the tour companies last week to offer an alternative to grounding their helicopters.  The plan moved the eight tour companies’ operations to the Jean Airport, where the FAA set up a temporary air traffic control tower to ensure safe aircraft operations. (see full story)... Read more

American Eurocopter delivers first EC130T2

American Eurocopter delivers first EC130T2

3-Oct-2012Source: American Eurocopter

American Eurocopter has delivered the company’s first EC130 T2 to Maverick Aviation Group. The EC130 T2 is Eurocopter’s newest model, introduced to the industry at this year’s Heli-Expo. Maverick, a leader in the Las Vegas and Grand Canyon tourism industry, was one of the launch customers for the new product line with a signed agreement... Read more

Get a jump on 2013 – Register for Heli-Expo today!

Get a jump on 2013 – Register for Heli-Expo today!

25-Sep-2012Source: HAI

Registration for the biggest, most exciting helicopter trade show in the world is now open! HELI-EXPO® is headed for Las Vegas, March 4-7, 2013. Non-members who register between now and January 25, 2013 can save 25% on a 3-day registration. HAI members who sign up by the January 25th Early Bird deadline can save even more —... Read more

Registration for Heli-Expo 2013 opens today

Registration for Heli-Expo 2013 opens today

24-Sep-2012Source: HAI

New for 2013 – New Days: Show Floor Open Tuesday Through Thursday in Las Vegas – New Time: Show Floor Opens at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, March 5 – New Free Safety Education Program — The Rotor Safety Challenge – 45 New Exhibitors (and We’re Not Done Growing) – 14 New Professional Education Courses and... Read more

24-Sep-12 N911BL MD Helicopters MD530F Las Vegas, US-Nevada

24-Sep-12 N911BL MD Helicopters MD530F Las Vegas, US-Nevada

24-Sep-2012

Heavy landing on training flight and ended up on its starboard side.  Local press later named (here) Police Sgt. Darin R. Garness  as being at the controls, and the other pilot was officer Clifford Wicks.... Read more

Vertical Aviation Adds AS 350B2 to its 135 Certificate

Vertical Aviation Adds AS 350B2 to its 135 Certificate

3-Jul-2012Source: Vertical Aviation

Vertical Aviation LLC of Scottsdale, Ariz. has added an AS350B2 to its 135 certificate. The Helicopter will be based in Boulder City, Nev. The Helicopter just completed maintenance and conformity inspection at our facility and is on its way home to go to work doing Grand Canyon Tours and Las Vegas Strip night tours. Give... Read more

Maverick Helicopters lose four pilots in fixed-wing crash

Maverick Helicopters lose four pilots in fixed-wing crash

4-Jun-2012Source: HeliHub.com

Joshua Stubblefield, 31, Chris Spircu, 44, Paul Andrews, 32, and Todd Stuntzner, 45, died on Tuesday night when their single-engine Cirrus SR20 crashed near Zion National Park, according to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office.  All four were tour pilots for Las Vegas operator Maverick Helicopters.  The plane had departed from the North Las Vegas Airport... Read more

18-May-12 Bell UH-1 Red Rock Canyon, US-Nevada

18-May-12 Bell UH-1 Red Rock Canyon, US-Nevada

18-May-2012

Las Vegas police Huey rescue helicopter clipped a Red Rock Canyon wall with its main rotor blades on a training flight with 5 POB.  Sources say a strong wind gust pushed the Bell HH-1H helicopter into a canyon wall in the Spring Mountain range.  Safe landing, no injuries... Read more

HAI attends Flight School Operators conference

HAI attends Flight School Operators conference

6-May-2012Source: HAI

Stan Rose, HAI’s director of Safety, is representing HAI at the Third Annual International Flight School Operators Conference at the Bally’s Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Conference, running from May 1-4, is the only one of its kind in North America specifically geared to the flight training industry – conference sessions focus on a... Read more

763rd changes to 823rd Maintenance Squadron

763rd changes to 823rd Maintenance Squadron

12-Apr-2012Source: US Air Force

The 763rd Maintenance Squadron transitioned to the 823rd Maintenance Squadron Apr.10 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The name change signifies the squadron’s alignment with its sister-squadrons to become a more cohesive unit. The 763rd originally fell under the 563rd Maintenance Group at Air Force Special Operations Command, but the squadron was redesignated after it... Read more

08-Apr-12 N55NZ Robinson R44 Henderson, US-Nevada

08-Apr-12 N55NZ Robinson R44 Henderson, US-Nevada

8-Apr-2012

Tipped over on landing... Read more

Maverick Helicopters receives FAA Diamond Award

Maverick Helicopters receives FAA Diamond Award

7-Mar-2012Source: Maverick Helicopters

Maverick Helicopters, a leader in the Las Vegas air excursion industry, recently received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) most prestigious honor for maintenance, the Award of Excellence “Diamond Award.” This achievement signifies the company’s ongoing dedication to maintenance training and aircraft safety. The FAA’s Award of Excellence was created to honor aviation organizations and their... Read more

Las Vegas tour operators choose Spidertracks

Las Vegas tour operators choose Spidertracks

7-Mar-2012Source: Spidertracks

Spidertracks is the preferred aircraft tracking system for three major helicopter tour operators in Las Vegas. Spidertracks has announced that Sundance, Papillon and HeliUSA, are now tracking their helicopters with spidertracks – portable, and simple, Iridium tracking units – when flying around Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. Sundance Helicopters have been a customer of... Read more

Maverick Helicopters does NASCAR weekend in style

Maverick Helicopters does NASCAR weekend in style

5-Mar-2012Source: Maverick Helicopters

Typically, Las Vegas attractions include megaresorts, shows, and fine dining. Once a year, Las Vegas features another attraction, NASCAR Weekend. This year, NASCAR Weekendtakes place on March 9th – 11th, 2012, at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and is expected to draw large crowds once again. Maverick Helicopters’ and Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s staff are busily... Read more

Maverick Helicopters orders 50 EC130T2 helicopters

Maverick Helicopters orders 50 EC130T2 helicopters

12-Feb-2012Source: American Eurocopter

From Eurocopter booth #1917 at the 2012 Heli-Expo, Eurocopter introduced the EC130 T2 to the industry with another classic production and reveal event at the start of the 2012 Heli-Expo tradeshow. During the event, American Eurocopter customer Maverick Helicopters was announced as one of the launch customers for this new product line with a signed... Read more

11-Feb-12 N20536 Schweizer 300C Las Vegas, US-Nevada

11-Feb-12 N20536 Schweizer 300C Las Vegas, US-Nevada

11-Feb-2012

Fell on side during landing... Read more

Second lawsuit filed in Las Vegas tour helicopter crash

Second lawsuit filed in Las Vegas tour helicopter crash

30-Dec-2011Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

A second wrongful death lawsuit was filed Thursday in a Nevada court against the Las Vegas-based operator of a sightseeing tour helicopter that crashed and killed five people earlier this month (see full story)... Read more

Summit Air Ambulance expands into Montana

Summit Air Ambulance expands into Montana

15-Dec-2011

Summit Air Ambulance is expanding its business with a new base in the Montana city of Belgrade, which they expect to have up and running by 1st January.  (see full story).  The company is based in Idaho and has a base at Boise in their home state of Idaho, as well as bases at Las... Read more

NTSB Preliminary Report – 07-Dec-11 N37SH Eurocopter AS350B2

NTSB Preliminary Report – 07-Dec-11 N37SH Eurocopter AS350B2

14-Dec-2011Source: NTSB

On December 7, 2011 at 1630 Pacific Standard Time, a Eurocopter AS350-B2, registration N37SH, operated by Sundance Helicopters as flight Landmark 57, crashed in mountainous terrain approximately 14 miles east of Las Vegas, Nevada. The 14 CFR Part 135 flight was a tourist sightseeing flight, which departed from Las Vegas McCarren International Airport (LAS), Las... Read more

Report: Sundance tour helicopter had engine work before crash

Report: Sundance tour helicopter had engine work before crash

11-Dec-2011Source: HeliHub.com

The Sundance Helicopters AS350 that went down just west of Lake Mead had its engine and other parts replaced the day before it crashed, killing five people, investigators revealed Friday.  Check out the NTSB press briefings:- early on Thursday 8th December 8pm on Thursday 8th December 5pm on Saturday 10th December William P Johnson –... Read more

NTSB has 12-member team for fatal Sundance AS350 accident in Nevada

NTSB has 12-member team for fatal Sundance AS350 accident in Nevada

9-Dec-2011Source: NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board has launched a 12-member Go-Team to investigate the crash of a helicopter on a sight-seeing tour that occurred near Las Vegas at about 5:00 p.m. PT on Wednesday. Preliminary reports indicate that all five persons on board the helicopter were fatally injured. Senior Air Safety Investigator Bill English will serve... Read more

07-Dec-11 N37SH Eurocopter AS350B2 Las Vegas, US-Nevada (5F)

07-Dec-11 N37SH Eurocopter AS350B2 Las Vegas, US-Nevada (5F)

7-Dec-2011

5 killed on “sunset” tour flight.  Pilot has been named as  Landon Nield, 31.  Passengers named include Delwin and Tamara Chapman, from Utica, Kansas, who were celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary.  The other two passengers were 26-year-old Anupama Bhola and 28-year-old Lovish Bhanot, both from New Delhi, India.... Read more

03-Dec-11 N431MA Bell 222U Pahrump, US-Nevada

03-Dec-11 N431MA Bell 222U Pahrump, US-Nevada

3-Dec-2011

Tailrotor struck a mound of dirt on landing... Read more

Reno-based Care Flight celebrates 30 years

Reno-based Care Flight celebrates 30 years

31-Oct-2011Source: Colorado Flight for Life

The first civilian hospital based helicopter air ambulance; “Flight For Life” started at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado in 1972.  Flight nurses Jane Miller and Margaret Tole began flying with Flight for Life in 1975.  Care Flight was born in 1981 when Miller accepted the position of Chief Flight Nurse, and along with Tole,... Read more

31-Aug-11 N902CF Eurocopter AS350B3 Gerlach, US-Nevada

31-Aug-11 N902CF Eurocopter AS350B3 Gerlach, US-Nevada

31-Aug-2011

During landing aircraft tipped forward onto toe of the skids. Minor damage to the nose of aircraft.... Read more

AgustaWestland delivers first GrandNew to a US customer

AgustaWestland delivers first GrandNew to a US customer

18-Jul-2011Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Intermountain Healthcare has taken delivery of the first of five GrandNew helicopters. The aircraft is both the first of its kind to be completed in Philadelphia with an EMS configuration and to enter operations with a U.S. customer. The GrandNew will be operated by Intermountain Life... Read more

Some US Army helicopter training to move from Hawaii to Fort Carson

Some US Army helicopter training to move from Hawaii to Fort Carson

29-Jun-2011Source: Colorado Springs Gazette

Some high-altitude Army helicopter training is to move to Fort Carson because of an additional environmental review required by Hawaii. (see article)... Read more

Maverick Helicopters offers exclusive VIP travel to Electric Daisy Carnival

Maverick Helicopters offers exclusive VIP travel to Electric Daisy Carnival

20-Jun-2011

Music fans attending the upcoming 2011 Electric Daisy Carnival weekend, June 24-26, can travel to the event, which is being held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, in VIP-style with Maverick Helicopters. Maverick Helicopters is the only helicopter company to provide air travel to and from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway during this incredible music... Read more

Rescue community remembers fallen “Pedro 66” airmen

Rescue community remembers fallen “Pedro 66” airmen

14-Jun-2011Source: US Air Force

6/13/2011 – NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFNS) — Airmen from the 66th Rescue Squadron here held a remembrance ceremony June 9 for the crewmembers of an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter, call sign Pedro 66, who lost their lives in a crash a year ago on this date. Lt. Col. Daniel Jefferies, the 563rd Rescue... Read more

09-Jun-11 N272SM AgustaWestland A109E Elko, US-Nevada

09-Jun-11 N272SM AgustaWestland A109E Elko, US-Nevada

9-Jun-2011

Rotor blade struck unknown object in flight. Landed safely... Read more

Federal Trade Commission moves to sell two R44s of Utah gambling figure

Federal Trade Commission moves to sell two R44s of Utah gambling figure

29-May-2011Source: Vegas Inc

Jeremy Johnson, of St. George, Utah, and scores of associated companies and individuals were sued by the Federal Trade Commission in Las Vegas last year in what the FTC called a nationwide scheme that operated online for years and that cost consumers $275 million.  [file photo]... Read more

Nevada Army National Guard receive first two of six new Lakotas

Nevada Army National Guard receive first two of six new Lakotas

3-May-2011Source: Reno Gazette Journal

They are based at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Stead.  The two aircraft are configured for medical evacuations and will complement Black Hawk helicopters already available in the state for air ambulance support.... Read more

Maverick Helicopters launches daytime Las Vegas tours

Maverick Helicopters launches daytime Las Vegas tours

12-Apr-2011Source: Maverick Helicopters

The latest sightseeing excursion from Maverick Helicopters will give Las Vegas visitors a daytime view of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, as well as scenic surrounding desert and mountain areas. This newest expedition, Vegas Voyage, debuts today, Monday, April 11, 2011 and departs daily from Maverick Helicopters’ main termina, 6075 Las Vegas Boulevard South. “We... Read more

Maverick Helicopters wins Best Tour Company award

Maverick Helicopters wins Best Tour Company award

30-Mar-2011Source: Maverick Helicopters

Maverick Helicopters has been named 2011 SNHCA Choice Award winner for Best Tour Company in Las Vegas by the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association (SNHCA). SNHCA, which was established in 1990, is an association of professional hotel concierge dedicated to providing the highest level of service to Las Vegas visitors. The association is honoring Maverick... Read more

11-Mar-11 N130GC Eurocopter EC130 Boulder City, US-Nevada

11-Mar-11 N130GC Eurocopter EC130 Boulder City, US-Nevada

11-Mar-2011

Landed hard during precautionary landing... Read more

Maverick offers helicopter shuttle to Las Vegas Motor Speedway on 2011 NASCAR Weekend

Maverick offers helicopter shuttle to Las Vegas Motor Speedway on 2011 NASCAR Weekend

13-Feb-2011Source: Maverick Helicopters

Race fans attending the 2011 NASCAR Weekend, March 4-6, can travel to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in VIP style with Maverick Helicopters. Maverick Helicopters is the only helicopter company to provide air travel to and from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway during the 2011 NASCAR Weekend. Because more than 400 race fans flew with... Read more

BLM to review procedures in helicopter roundup of wild horses

BLM to review procedures in helicopter roundup of wild horses

12-Feb-2011Source: Bureau of Land Management

An internal review by the Bureau of Land Management has found that Sun J Livestock, one of the BLM’s wild horse gather contractors, did not violate existing BLM policy or procedures in connection with a Jan. 27, 2011, incident involving a mare that fell, got up, and was subsequently pursued by the contractor’s helicopter during... Read more

Maverick launches new all-in-one Grand Canyon West Rim Experience

Maverick launches new all-in-one Grand Canyon West Rim Experience

27-Jan-2011Source: Maverick Helicopters

The latest sightseeing excursion from Maverick Aviation Group will give explorers a multi-perspective view of Grand Canyon West Rim. Passengers will witness the beauty of the Grand Canyon and all it has to offer while traveling via plane, helicopter and by foot on the new Tribal Spirit excursion. The company’s latest expedition will depart daily... Read more

Air Maui opens in Grand Canyon and Las Vegas under Serenity Helicopters name

Air Maui opens in Grand Canyon and Las Vegas under Serenity Helicopters name

25-Oct-2010Source: Serenity Helicopters

Serenity Helicopters has opened their doors as the newest provider of Las Vegas to Grand Canyon helicopter tours. Steve Egger, founder of Air Maui (a popular Hawaii helicopter tour provider), brings his 25+ years of experience and flawless safety record to the Las Vegas helicopter industry. Serenity takes pride in being a small company, which... Read more

Intermountain Healthcare orders three GrandNew helicopters

Intermountain Healthcare orders three GrandNew helicopters

12-Oct-2010Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Intermountain Healthcare has signed for three GrandNew helicopters with options for two additional aircraft. These aircraft will be equipped to provide industry leading in-flight patient care and will also benefit from the world’s most technologically advanced avionics system ever to fly in a helicopter of this... Read more

Heli–Success! Third Annual Career Development Seminar & Networking Event

Heli–Success! Third Annual Career Development Seminar & Networking Event

5-Aug-2010Source: HAI

Put a face to a name! Shake hands with the hiring authorities! Get your resume into the right hands of the right people! Sponsored by Rotorcraft Pro Media Network and Bristow Group. Produced by the team from Verticalreference.com and Justhelicopters.com, comes a two day Helicopter Career Development Seminar and Networking Event in Las Vegas, NV,... Read more

08-Jun-10 N….. Bell OH-58 Reno, US-Nevada

08-Jun-10 N….. Bell OH-58 Reno, US-Nevada

8-Jun-2010

Washoe County have two OH-58As – N1032F (Bell MSN 70-15595) and N1911 (71-20729)... Read more

Maverick Helicopters Launches New Grand Canyon Experiences

Maverick Helicopters Launches New Grand Canyon Experiences

31-May-2010Source: Maverick Helicopters

Maverick Helicopter officials have announced the addition of two new tours to the company’s schedule, the Skywalk Odyssey and Silver Cloud Sunset excursions. Both new sightseeing expeditions depart from the company’s Las Vegas Strip location, 6075 Las Vegas Blvd. South, and both offer unique views of Southern Nevada, Arizona and the Grand Canyon. For the... Read more

TourGuy.com Grand Canyon Helicopter Landing Becomes #1 Seller

TourGuy.com Grand Canyon Helicopter Landing Becomes #1 Seller

28-May-2010Source: TourGuy.com

The “Toast the Spirits of the Grand Canyon” helicopter tour has become the number one seller at TourGuy.com, a new tour and travel source for adventure and ecotourism tours launched during National Travel And Tourism Week. The Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour takes up to six passengers from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon for a... Read more

Papillon starts new Hoover Dam air tour

Papillon starts new Hoover Dam air tour

25-May-2010Source: Old West New West

Departing daily from either their Las Vegas or Boulder City terminals, the tour flies at low level over the Hoover Dam in a Eurocopter EC130... Read more

HAI Air Tour Operators Visit Washington

HAI Air Tour Operators Visit Washington

19-May-2010Source: HAI

On Tuesday, May 18, 2010 commercial air tour operators from Nevada and Alaska visited Washington, D.C. to meet with regulators and lawmakers on topics affecting the air tour industry.  Between meetings the operators took time to attend the AeroClub of Washington’s monthly luncheon at the Capital Hilton. Those in attendance included: Lee Dunn, Legal Counsel... Read more

Intermountain Healthcare Orders Three GrandNew Helicopters

Intermountain Healthcare Orders Three GrandNew Helicopters

4-May-2010Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Intermountain Healthcare has signed for three GrandNew helicopters with options for two additional aircraft. These aircraft will be equipped to provide industry leading in-flight patient care and will also benefit from the world’s most technologically advanced avionics system ever to fly in a helicopter of this... Read more

Interview: Corporate vice president of marketing for the Papillon Group

Interview: Corporate vice president of marketing for the Papillon Group

7-Feb-2010Source: Las Vegas Sun

Robert Graff, corporate vice president of marketing for the Papillon Group — a company composed of Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, Grand Canyon Helicopters, Grand Canyon Airlines, Scenic Airlines and Grand Canyon Coaches... Read more

Nevada Dept of Wildlife refurbish their 1978 JetRanger

Nevada Dept of Wildlife refurbish their 1978 JetRanger

9-Jan-2010Source: Nevada Dept of Wildlife

With the help of Nevada Bighorns Unlimited—Reno and the Wildlife Heritage Trust Account, the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) recently refurbished its vintage 1978 Bell Jet Ranger helicopter. The helicopter N 2 FG, affectionately referred to as “Old Blue” by NDOW Air Operations staff, was purchased 13 years ago and is used by NDOW to... Read more

Washoe County Sheriff to publish helicopter activity online

Washoe County Sheriff to publish helicopter activity online

22-Dec-2009

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Department is going to start putting information on its Web site about the helicopters’ activities when they involve extended, low flyovers.... Read more

Turbomeca adds four new Service Centers in US

Turbomeca adds four new Service Centers in US

20-Oct-2009Source: Turbomeca

Turbomeca USA has taken a new approach to servicing its customers by giving them what they want, more choices. We are proud to announce the first four Service Centers in our Network marking the beginning of many Turbomeca approved Service Centers to come.... Read more

Helicopter landing pads being moved at Boulder City Municipal Airport

Helicopter landing pads being moved at Boulder City Municipal Airport

9-Oct-2009Source: Las Vegas Sun

The Boulder City Municipal Airport Advisory Committee voted unanimously Oct. 6 to reconfigure the landing area for tour helicopters that use the airport. The helicopters’ landing site will be moved off of a taxiway.... Read more

Turbomeca veteran to Join Helicopter Services of Nevada

Turbomeca veteran to Join Helicopter Services of Nevada

30-Sep-2009Source: Vertical

Mr. Wayne Young, a 23 year Turbomeca veteran, is joining the Helicopter Services of Nevada’s (HSN) engine repair facility in the lead position of Engine Shop Director for their Turbomeca approved Maintenance Center.... Read more

Maverick Helicopters EC130 fleet surpasses 100,000 flight hours

Maverick Helicopters EC130 fleet surpasses 100,000 flight hours

24-Sep-2009Source: American Eurocopter

At an event today on the campus of Maverick Helicopters, a Nevada-based charter and aerial tour operator and the largest EC130 operator in the world, Marc Paganini, President and CEO of American Eurocopter, was on hand to celebrate an impressive accomplishment with the Maverick team, as the company has surpassed the 100,000 flight hour milestone... Read more

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