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...
Rega and Swiss Alpine Club team up for rescue
On 3 August, the crew of Rega’s Bern base, along with two helicopter rescue specialists from the Swiss Alpine Club, rescued two climbers who had become stuck on an overhanging rockface in the Bernese Oberland. The climbers had been abseiling down the Rote Fluh when one became stuck in the middle of the wall, while his partner remained helpless above him.
Following a reconnaissance flight, one of the rescue specialists was hoisted down to the scene. The climber who had been hanging by his rope was secured to the helicopter rescue winch and brought up to the helicopter. The second climber and rescue specialist were then winched to safety from the rock face.
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