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Thinking small could yield big results

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Article written on MultiBriefs.com If you attended the Heli-Expo show earlier this month in Louisville, you got to see snow as well as some interesting things on the show floor — including a mock-up of a Bell 505 light single with a United Rotorcraft EMS interior. Generally, you wouldn’t think a helicopter this small would […]

United Rotorcraft and Sikorsky deliver three FIREHAWK® helicopters to California firefighting agencies

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ENGLEWOOD, Colorado – December 9, 2019 – United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation, and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, announced today deliveries of three new S-70i™ FIREHAWK® helicopters to California fire agencies: one each to the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD), and the […]

Replica of Flight for Life Alouette III, modified by United Rotorcraft, on display at AMTC 2018

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Firehawk Sales Surge at United Rotorcraft

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United Rotorcraft is on fire, figuratively speaking. The Air Methods maintenance and modification division has seen a surge of interest and orders in recent months for its Firehawk conversion program that turns new and used Sikorsky Blackhawks to 1,000-gallon waterbombers. In August the company received a contract to convert two repurposed U.S. Army HH-60Ls to Firehawks for […]

United Rotorcraft to Complete Additional La County Firehawks®

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DENVER, CO, October 10, 2018 – United Rotorcraft announced today that they have received a contract from Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Air Operations (LACoFD Air Ops) to complete their fourth FIREHAWK® helicopter. The contract is for the conversion of a new Sikorsky S‐70i helicopter into a multi‐mission firefighting aircraft. United Rotorcraft’s Decatur, TX team […]

United Rotorcraft Receives Contract for Ventura County Firehawks®

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DENVER, CO, August 23, 2018 – United Rotorcraft is pleased to announce the receipt of a contract with Ventura County Fire Department to convert two surplus U.S. Army aircraft into FIREHAWK® helicopters.  VCFD purchased two U.S. Army HH-60L aircraft, originally configured as dedicated MEDEVAC helicopters. These aircraft had been outfitted with the United Rotorcraft medical […]

The National Guard UH-60’s Lifesaving Role in Natural Disasters

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The mission of the Army National Guard is “to maintain properly trained and equipped units, available for prompt mobilization for war, national emergency, or as otherwise needed.” The National Guard remains prepared for domestic natural or manmade disaster situations. One of its primary resources is the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. The Black Hawk is a versatile helicopter, capable of […]

History of Helicopter Safety—and Where We’re at Now

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In September 2005, the first International Helicopter Safety Symposium was staged in Montréal Canada, for the purpose of considering additional safety measures which might be adopted by the helicopter industry. All major stakeholders were in attendance, including professional associations from five continents and 13 countries, maintenance organizations, manufacturers, operators, accident investigators, and regulatory agencies. The event was […]

US Navy VX-31 – The ultimate air test and evaluation squadron

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Throughout the American military, there are squadrons and teams that have specific goals in order to strengthen operations used to protect the people and ensure that military personnel has the equipment and technology they need to succeed at every mission put before them. It is for this reason that the U.S. Naval VX-31 squadron operates today, […]

How Drones are Changing the Entertainment Industry

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In a very short period of time, drone technology is changing the way movie makers operate, and it is literally changing how Hollywood, the Mecca of movie-making, produces films for public consumption. Perhaps more than any other technological development of the past decade or two, the aerial photography provided by drone technology is having a massive impact on […]