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July 18, 2019

AE Industrial Partners Adds to Buying Spree With Planned Columbia Helicopters Acquisition

Florida-based private equity firm, AE Industrial Partners, announced July 18 it is adding to its…

July 11, 2019

2019 Uptick In Fatal Helicopter Crashes Prompts Warning From Safety Advocates

With more than a dozen fatal accidents through June, 2019 is shaping up to be…

July 01, 2019

Dusk ‘Til Dawn

As night vision and other technologies have made night operations safer, interest has reawakened in…

June 18, 2019

Italian National Fire Corps Picks Up Five More Leonardo AW139s For a Cool $84 Million

The Italian National Fire Corps has purchased five additional AW139s from Leonardo Helicopters as part…

April 30, 2019

Hobbyist Drones Have Hampered Aerial Firefighting

Two camera-equipped DJI drones may have helped Parisian ...

April 18, 2019

Drones Helped Fight Notre-Dame Catherdral Fire

Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris was the site of a raging fire Monday, April 15, suffering…

March 26, 2019

Leonardo Expands Firefighting Footprint in Asia-Pacific with AW189s

Leonardo recently delivered its twin-engine AW189 helicopter to fire departments in Malaysia and South Korea,…

March 23, 2019

Sikorsky Recognizes Role of LA Firefighting Helicopters in Defeating Woolsey Fire

Members of the LA County Fire Dept. Air Operations Section who fought the November 2018…

March 05, 2019

Air Medical Group Holdings Orders 21 Airbus Helicopters

Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH) will order a total of 21 Airbus helicopters, bringing its…

November 15, 2018

Columbia Helicopters Scrambled Available Aircraft to Fight California Wildfires

Oregon-based Columbia Helicopters said Nov. 14 it has put all of its available iron in…