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The National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR), the Netherlands Coastguard, the Royal Netherlands Air Force and Schiebel recently reported on a series of flights made with a newly developed airborne detect and avoid system.

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Should cockpit switches be made safer?

Looked at one way, the switches in an aircraft cockpit give the pilot manual control of vital systems. The reverse angle is that mid-flight, the pilot can, maybe accidentally, turn off systems needed to keep the bird in the air. Ian Lewis asks whether equipping an aircraft with ‘self-destruct’ switches is acceptable

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Watch AirMed & Rescue TV Episode Four now! Includes real-life rescues, cockpit switch safety interview and 920th Rescue Wing bloopers.

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Rotary

Yorkshire Air Ambulance has doubled up on its order with Airbus Helicopters, meaning that the manufacturer is now set to deliver two factory-new H145s to the charity.

A woman was attended by paramedics from ER24 after she was hit by a taxi near Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa on 27 January.

Fixed wing

Oxford, UK-based international fixed-wing air ambulance provider Air Medical Ltd, also known as AirMed, has announced that it has gone into administration.

AMR Air Ambulance of the US and AirMed UK have announced they have made a collaborative agreement to give their respective clients access to a broader geographical range.

Equipment

The National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR), the Netherlands Coastguard, the Royal Netherlands Air Force and Schiebel recently reported on a series of flights made with a newly developed airborne detect and avoid system.

Military/coast guard

On 28 January, US Army National Guard soldiers from Company F, 2nd Battalion, 238th Aviation Regiment, 40th Combat Aviation Brigade, landed their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at Camp Gerber, Kuwait, to provide medevac training to soldiers from Headquarters Support Company, Army Central.

A D-4 crew spotted six boats carrying a total of around 400 migrants.

Medical crew

Operation Desert Storm was a turning point in the US Air Force Medical Service’s Critical Care Transport Teams.

Pilots

Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) reports that the helicopter pilot with the longest service record and the most mission flights with a single UK air ambulance helicopter charity is to use his knowledge and experience to become the Trust’s safety manager.

Aerial firefighting

DynCorp International has been awarded a continue valued at $59.4 million contract for supporting the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection aviation programme.

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