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Entries for May 2012

Night Flight Concepts Maintenance Solution Selected To Enhance North Slope Borough Search and Rescue Aviation Unit NVG Program
North Slope Borough, AK (May 16, 2012) – North Slope Borough’s Search and Rescue Aviation Unit has chosen Night Flight Concepts® (NFC) to provide a Night Vision Goggle (NVG) repair and maintenance solution to augment their existing night vision program. The addition of NFC FAA-certified repair and maintenance services, including NVG inspections, will streamline NSB’s NVG sustainment to deliver greater value, performance and safety.
Metro Aviation begins EC145 deliveries to Duke Life Flight

Nationwide air medical operator and helicopter completions specialist, Metro Aviation, Inc. has delivered the first of two EC145 helicopters to longtime air medical program, Duke University Life Flight. Life Flight Administrative Director, Henry Ward accepted the aircraft during a delivery ceremony at the Metro Aviation main facility in Shreveport, Louisiana this month. Attending the event was the President and CEO of the Eurocopter Group, Mr. Lutz Bertling, as well as the President of American Eurocopter, Mr. Marc Paganini.

Reverberations from drug raid felt in US, Honduras
BBC News
From The Associated Press
Honduras National Police Chief Ricardo Ramirez del Cid said his officers returned fire from a helicopter when they came under attack from the boat. There was no one in the boat when police finally rappelled from the helicopters to seize the cocaine, ...
Cabri light helicopter: Tough little mover
Financial Times
From Financial Times
In helicopters it is the rotor head that plays a similar vital role, acting as the mount for the blades of the main rotor and taking the weight of the rest of the helicopter suspended beneath it. The ??250000 Cabri, though, has three rotor blades set in ...
EU helicopters strike Somali pirate base on land
Telegraph.co.uk
From Reuters Africa
By Yara Bayoumy NAIROBI (Reuters) - European helicopter gunships attacked a pirate base on the Somali coast on Tuesday, destroying five speedboats, in the first such airborne strike on land by the anti-piracy force. The Somali-based pirates responded ...
From UPI.com
Williamson said a man later identified as Holland Walsh stepped out of woods with a pistol in his hand, pointed it into the helicopter's rotor system and demanded he and the trainee land. Williamson, owner of Longhorn Helicopters, said they landed the ...
From The Tennessean
???Basically, what they're doing is using contractors and helicopters to survey transmission lines,??? he said. ???They'll just survey the land looking for a variety of issues.??? While the survey will occur over much of NES's territory, the helicopter will ...
From The Leading Aviation Industry Resource
On June 1, 2012, HSC will open a centralized call center for operators of Russian helicopters, providing a direct line of communication to quickly address issues concerning aftersales servicing and logistic support. Moscow/17 May 2012 ??? Helicopter ...
US Says No DEA Agents Took Part in Honduran Shootout
The Guardian
From New York Times
The agents involved all said that only Honduran police on the ground and a Honduran officer in a helicopter fired weapons in the gunbattle. ???It is my understanding that no DEA agents discharged their weapons,??? said a senior United States government ...
From China Daily
MOSCOW - Russia unveiled a new-generation Ka-62 helicopter during the Fifth HeliRussia-2012 exhibition in Moscow on Thursday. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said the Ka-62 demonstrates that Russia is planning to build helicopters for both ...
From BlueRidgeNow.com
With more and more people building homes in rugged, forested areas of the mountains, water-dropping helicopters are often the fastest way to get wildfires under control. Given these realities, mountain residents should be concerned that due to state ...
From Patch.com
The emergency helipad, which would be located next to the hospital emergency room parking lot, would also be able to accomodate Boston Med helicopter flights and US Coast Guard helicopters, according to the hospital's application that was submitted to ...
EU helicopters strike Somali pirate base on land
Telegraph.co.uk
From Chicago Tribune
NAIROBI (Reuters) - European helicopter gunships attacked a pirate base on the Somali coast on Tuesday, destroying five speedboats, in the first such airborne strike on land by the anti-piracy force. The Somali-based pirates responded by threatening to ...
Helicopters to resume normal flying
Telegraph.co.uk
From WalesOnline
The operator of a helicopter which ditched in the North Sea last week with 14 people on board is to resume normal flying in the next 24 hours. Bond Offshore Helicopters said its decision followed an inspection of its entire fleet and a safety risk ...
North sea ditch helicopter operator to resume normal flying next week
BBC News
From The Independent
The operator of a helicopter which ditched in the North Sea last week with 14 people on board is to resume normal flying in the next 24 hours. Bond Offshore Helicopters said its decision followed an inspection of its entire fleet and a safety risk ...
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