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October 2017

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  • Families file lawsuits in fatal September crash of Duke Life Flight helicopter December 11, 2017
    Lawsuits filed Monday in Durham County Superior Court are seeking damages in the Duke Life Flight helicopter crash that killed four people in September. The lawsuits were filed on behalf of flight nurse Kristopher Harrison and the patient on board the fatal flight, Mary Susan White Bartlett, according to ...
  • Connelly: Cantwell calls for probe on Interior Secretary Zinke's $14K in helicopter flights December 11, 2017
    The Inspector General of the U.S. Interior Department should investigate $14.250 in helicopter fights taken by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to and from events within two hours of his Washington, D.C., office, according to Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash. "If the Secretary misused public funds, ...
  • Helicopters land at Whataburger Field as soldiers return for the holidays December 11, 2017
    ... Fort Bliss are returning home for the holidays after deployment to Eastern Europe. Members of the 10th Cavalry attack helicopter division arrived in Corpus Christi at Whataburger Field Monday morning in their Apache helicopters. In all, 24 helicopters are returning from areas like Germany and Poland.
  • Gallery: FAU President John Kelly and 'special guest' fly between campuses in private helicopter December 11, 2017
    Gallery: FAU President John Kelly and 'special guest' fly between campuses in private helicopter. Max Planck Society Vice ... FAU announced on Friday afternoon that a private helicopter would land and depart from the Boca Raton and Jupiter campuses on Monday Dec. 11th. The private helicopter ...
  • Rod and Patricia Duke to build new helicopter landing pad boat shed in Herne Bay - with James ... December 11, 2017
    An old boatshed in New Zealand's most expensive suburb can be demolished and a new one built so multimillionaire businessman Rod Duke can use it as a helicopter landing pad to get to his golf course north of Auckland. And in a nod to James Bond, the new boatshed's roof will fold back and open, ...
  • General Dynamics OTS Lands Helicopter Gun Turret Order for USMC, Pakistan December 11, 2017
    TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 11, 2017 — A General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) business unit will supply gun turrets for the U.S. Marine Corps' AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters under a $9.1 million delivery order that also includes foreign military sales to Pakistan, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Defense ...
  • CHC partners with Art Williams and Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School December 11, 2017
    On Dec. 11, CHC Helicopter and the Art Williams and Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School announced the beginning of a partnership in Guyana that will include four scholarships for deserving students to continue to pursue their aircraft maintenance engineer's licence, as well as the provision ...
  • Offshore Helicopter Operators Complete EGPWS Trials December 11, 2017
    North Sea offshore helicopter operators have completed simulator trials of Honeywell's Mark XXII enhanced ground proximity warning system (EGPWS) ... You must have an Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) account or subscribe to this Market Briefing to access "Offshore Helicopter Operators ...
  • In Pictures: Snow grounds Santa's helicopter December 11, 2017
    NEW CANAAN — While Saturday's snowy weather might have grounded Santa's traditional helicopter landing at Mead Memorial Park, he still made his annual appearance at Greggs Garden Center & Landscaping. “We do this to give back to the community,” said Barry Coleman, store manager, noting ...
  • The Chinook could have been a search and rescue legend December 11, 2017
    Search-and-rescue choppers have become legendary. Remember the Jolly Green Giants and Pave Hawks? Well, it turns out that there was another helicopter that almost joined those two in fame. Why it didn't make it? Well, it's a long story — and it had nothing to do with the chopper's performance.
  • US Virgin Islands pilot receives HAI's Pilot of the Year Award December 11, 2017
    Helicopter Association International (HAI) announced on Dec. 11 that Maria Rodriguez, of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), a pilot for Caribbean Buzz, is the 2018 winner of HAI's Salute to Excellence Appareo Pilot of the Year Award. With Rodriquez's home of USVI in the path of two major ...
  • He's flying! Daredevil drives his motorbike under a helicopter with just inches to spare at top speed ... December 11, 2017
    But thrillseeker Shumail Bukhari, 32, decided to perform a Fast and Furious style manoeuvre when he noticed a helicopter flying low in Pakistan. The biker was heading towards Gwadar on the southwestern coast of Balochistan in Pakistan on October 30 when the unplanned stunt took place.
  • Bell Helicopter delivers 4 412EPs to Argentina December 11, 2017
    “This is an important milestone for Bell Helicopter, and we are proud to deliver four Bell 412EPs to improve the safety and security of Argentinean citizens,” said Jay Ortiz, vice president, Latin America. “The Bell 412 is known for its reliable performance under the most extreme circumstances and is the ...
  • PICS: Why you should take a helicopter ride in Durban December 11, 2017
    I have been on a Durban helicopter ride twice before, but I have a feeling that today will be different. I arrive early, but spend the time before the flight admiring the small jet planes on the property. There are many planes coming in and out of the airport. Melanie Johnson, the owner of KZN […]
  • Iconic Sea King helicopter to be named after Captain Dara Fitzpatrick December 11, 2017
    “From the first day she flew a helicopter, Dara utterly loved it. This is a lovely gesture in tribute to her,” she said. “It's a mark too of the respect and affection in which she was held in the SAR community. “Anyone who ever heard Dara talk about her role would hear the joy in […]
  • Twin-Engine Helicopter Enters Hawaii Tour Market, Report Says December 11, 2017
    Paradise Helicopters has become the first tour company in Hawaii to operate a twin-engine helicopter, according to Pacific Business News. The report said the company recently took delivery of a Bell Helicopter 430. According to its website, Paradise Helicopters' fleet comprises the Hughes MD500D ...
  • Video: Santa drops into Martin House Hospice by helicopter December 11, 2017
    It had looked as though the visit would not happen as the field used for landing the helicopter in previously is now a building site. However, Boston Spa farmers Tim and Liz Clayton stepped in to save the day, offering an alternative landing site close to the hospice. It was then action stations to get ...
  • HAL to invite private entities to manufacture civil helicopter December 11, 2017
    Dr. Subhash Bhamre, Raksha Rajya Mantri (Minister of State for Defence) assured HAL that the work load for Nashik, India, will continue to flow even after Su-MKI manufacturing and production activities conclude in the next few years. The ALH Dhruv civil helicopter can be used for short distance ...
  • Kids from children's hospital get helicopter tour of South Florida December 11, 2017
    MIAMI (WSVN) - Some South Florida children hopped on board a helicopter for a special tour, and it was all thanks to local businesses. “Five, four, three … ” was the countdown heard before a few lucky children took flight. The Nam Knights Motorcycle Club took children from Joe DiMaggio Children's ...
  • Fatal M6 crash to feature on Helicopter ER TV show December 11, 2017
    A horror crash which killed a Highways traffic officer and left a second man paralysed, features in a television series. Viewers last night saw Paul Holroyd praise the work of the air ambulance services that saved his life. He was left paralysed from the chest down after the crash on the hard shoulder of the ...
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