July 26, 2010, Kingfisher, Okla. - A medical helicopter on its way to pick up a patient crashed in a secluded field in central Oklahoma late Thursday, killing the pilot and one of the two nurses on board, authorities said.
Throughout history, various cultures have depicted goddesses and angels swooping down to rescue and care for the critically injured. Soteria, for example, was the Greek goddess of safety and deliverance from harm.
May 4, 2010, Oceanside, CA - The Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) recently equipped its fleet of five Eurocopter BK117s with AKV engine cycle counters from DART Helicopter Services (DHS).
Feb. 23, 2010, Houston, Texas - Pratt & Whitney Canada's Customer Service Centre (CSC) Europe GmbH, a joint venture between Pratt & Whitney Canada and MTU Aero Engines, has signed a Fleet Management ProgramTM (FMP(R)) agreement with Eurocopter U.K. Ltd. to provide comprehensive maintenance support for six PW206B2-powered EC135 helicopters operated by various United Kingdom (U.K.) Police Air Support Units.
It’s 1:30 a.m. The police radio crackles with a report of a burglary in progress, and the pair of peace officers immediately accelerates through the night to arrive on the scene. But there’s something special about this scenario: they’re in a helicopter flying at 1,500 feet above the city . . . and that gives them a speed, manoeuvrability and situational-awareness advantage that no squad car on the street can match. Within minutes, they’re over the scene, co-ordinating the response by police ground units.
Sept. 22, 2009 – Mesa, Ariz. – MD Helicopters, Inc (MDHI) will be in chalet number 6 at Helitech which is taking place in Duxford England, Tuesday, Sept. 22 through Thursday Sept. 24.
Helicopter pioneers and pioneering helicopters gathered at Lake Simcoe Regional Airport on June 26 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of continuous helicopter operations by Hydro One Networks Inc.
On a very windy and stormy evening, the prairie resort community of Lake Newell,100 kilometres southeast of Calgary, was shaken awake in late September 2008 by noise from low flying helicopters and converging emergency services. It would be a startling and highly emotional night where technology, training and cooperation came together to save seven lives including children, police and peace officers.
May 22, 2009, Montreal Pratt & Whitney Canada has withdrawn from a contract to supply engines for Russia’s new Mi-38 helicopter.
While its new name is intentionally misspelled, there’s nothing whimsical about Ornge – the former Ontario Air Ambulance Service – as it crosses the province providing lifesaving transport to hospital patients and accident victims alike.
March 12, 2009, Hartford, Conn. - United Technologies Corp.lowered its 2009 profit forecast on Tuesday and said it expects to cut 11,600 jobs.
Feb. 23, 2009 – Pratt & Whitney Canada signed a Fleet Management Program agreement with Air Methods Corporation of Englewood, Colo., to provide engine support for Air Method’s growing fleet of helicopters used for emergency air medical transportation services.
Oct. 9, 2008 - AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Ornge of Ontario, has ordered ten AW139 medium twin helicopters with an option for two additional aircraft.
June 4, 2008, Halifax – Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has received an Environmental Excellence in Business award from Dalhousie University’s Eco-Efficiency Centre for championing green practices at its Halifax, Nova Scotia manufacturing facility.
May 16, 2008 – Pratt & Whitney Canada and Helicopters of Russia have signed today in Moscow a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to produce the PW127TS engine for Russia’s new generation, twin-engine medium helicopter MI-38. Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is a United Technologies (NYSE: UTX) company.
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