May 8, 2013 – State legislators in the United States are trying to limit UAVs in more than three-quarters of states “in the name of privacy rights, clashing with police and industry organizations that argue the efforts unfairly stigmatize a still-developing, widely misunderstood, and potentially useful technology that has an unfortunate link to the killing of terrorists in faraway deserts” .
May 8, 2013, Camp Bastion, Afghanistan – In January a small group of U.S. Marines at a remote base near the village of Shurakay in northern Helmand province was running low on ammunition after fighting fiercely for days. The road in was too dangerous for a resupply convoy, and there were so many Taliban fighters that a helicopter crew trying to fly in would have been at serious risk.
March 12, 2013, Arlington, Va. - The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) today unveiled a new study which finds that the unmanned aircraft industry is poised to create more than 70,000 new American jobs in the first three years following the integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into U.S. national airspace system (NAS).
March 6, 2013, Las Vegas, Nv. - The new innovative on-line technical publications service will allow Eurocopter Canada’s customers to gain access to all up-to-date aircraft publications through the Keycopter portal. This will create instant access as soon as the publications are released.
Feb. 6, 2013, Winnipeg - The Winnipeg police helicopter helped nab more than 180 people in its second year of operation.
Feb. 6, 2013, Ottawa - Insufficient training and inadequate oversight were among the factors that led to a fatal military helicopter crash that killed two Canadian soldiers and a British soldier in Afghanistan in July 2009, a National Defence investigation has found.
Dec. 19, 2012, Falls Church, Va. - U.S.-based aerospace technology company Northrop Grumman has supplied its Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) for Sikorsky's medium-sized, twin-engine S-76D helicopter.
Dec. 18, 2012, Washington, D.C. - Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), co-Chair of the Bi-Partisan Congressional Privacy Caucus, today introduced legislation to ensure standards for informing the public and establish safeguards to protect the privacy of individuals as the federal government develops a comprehensive plan for the use of drones in U.S. airspace.
Nov. 28, 2012, Arlington, Va. - AUVSI Chairman of the Board Peter Bale and President & CEO Michael Toscano today requested the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) focus on its commitment to innovative partnerships and proceed with the integration of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS).
Nov. 28, 2012, Seattle, Wa. - One of the latest crime-fighting gadgets to emerge on the wish lists of U.S. law enforcement agencies - drone aircraft - has run into heavy turbulence in Seattle over a plan by police to send miniature robot helicopters buzzing over the city.
Nov. 15, 2012, Cambridge, Ma. - On its surface, operating a military drone looks a lot like playing a video game: Operators sit at workstations, manipulating joysticks to remotely adjust a drone’s pitch and elevation, while grainy images from the vehicle’s camera project onto a computer screen. An operator can issue a command to fire if an image reveals a hostile target, but such adrenaline-charged moments are few and far between.
Sept. 20, 2012 – The first water-dropping helicopter was en route to a fast-moving forest fire in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley nearly half an hour after it was first reported, according to a timeline compiled by the provincial government, which says an initial review has found the response was fast and well co-ordinated.
Sept. 13, 2012, Moscow, Rus. - CAE Inc, and Russian Helicopter have signed a memorandum of understanding to evaluate the economic feasibility of working together in a number of high-potential areas.
Sept. 11, 2012, Toronto - The annual Elsie MacGill Northern Lights award dinner goes Sept. 28 in Unionville, Ont. and this year's gathering promises to be a truly gala affair, highlighting the accomplishments of four incredible women in Canadian aerospace and aviation.
Aug. 9, 2012, Stratford, Conn. - Brüel & Kjær and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to strengthen industrial cooperation between the two companies.
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