Two of the four airmen who died when their AW139 rescue helicopter crashed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been laid to rest

Drone Rescue Systems GmbH has announced the development of an intelligent parachute rescue system for the DJI M600.

Air Methods Corporation has announced that it has partnered with Oceania Aviation to assist with bringing its extensive BK117 parts inventory to market in New Zealand.

HeliAir, the technology division of OAMTC Air Rescue, has announced a new strategic partnership with Thales which will see HeliAir equip the OAMTC fleet with the Thales autopilot system.

Louisiana, US-based Metro Aviation has delivered a H135 helicopter to be utilised by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center's DHART programme and the University of Vermont Medical Center’s Health Network Critical Care Transport Team.


Wiltshire Air Ambulance had its new base officially opened on 14 December by The Duchess of Cornwall.

Airbus Helicopters has announced that the Hungarian Ministry of Defence has ordered 16 of its H225M multi-purpose helicopters, which will be utilised for combat search-and-rescue, transport and special operations missions.

FLIR Systems has announced three Neutrino midwave infrared camera cores: the small, lightweight FLIR Neutrino LC and two FLIR Neutrino Performance series cores, the SX12 and QX.

DART Aerospace has received approvals of updates to the supplemental type certificates (STC) from the FAA, TCCA and EASA for its latest additions to its bestselling AS350/AS355 Quick Release Heli-Utility-Basket.

US-based Nightingale Regional Air Ambulance has announced that it now has nine fully operational sites for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) landings across Eastern Virginia and northeast North Carolina.

Airbus has announced that the Lithuanian Air Force (LAF) has renewed its HCare Infinite material management contract for its three Dauphin AS365 N3+ SAR helicopters.

German UAS engine manufacturer Sky Power has announced that it is strengthening its collaboration with Mejzlik Propeller from the Czech Republic.

Global helicopter leasing company Waypoint Leasing Holdings Ltd has entered into an agreement to be purchased by Macquarie Group for around $650 million.

This final issue of 2018 contains an eclectic mix of articles and reports from organisations around the world

Australian rescue service RACQ CQ Rescue carried out a testing rescue on 8 August, when a sailor fell ill on a 300-metre long bulk carrier in deteriorating weather conditions.

The UK and the Cayman Islands have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will pave the way for the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) Air Operations Unit to acquire a second helicopter.

Rotor wing maintenance, repair and overhaul specialist Heli-One has announced that it will be supporting Air Center Helicopters’ Airbus H225 fleet through a newly-signed parts-by-the-hour contract.

 Bell Helicopters and Moog,have announced the signing of a new teaming agreement for the development of the Flight Control Actuation System to support Bell’s VTOL.

Russian Helicopters Holding Company has announced that it is in the process of completing a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) centre for Mi-8/17 helicopters based at the facilities of Helwan Factory for Developed Industries (HFDI) in Helwan...

Quick Air Jet Charter has added a second Learjet 45XR in 2018 to its air ambulance fleet.