By Guy R. Maher
With the opening of a brand new facility at company headquarters in August 2015, the Bell Helicopter Training Academy has returned to its geographic roots. Vertical paid a visit to find out how the new facility will augment the student experience at one of the industry’s most renowned training centers.
By Dan Megna
Era Helicopters may be the longest-serving commercial operator in the U.S., but as the country’s launch customer of the AW189 — and with the creation of its new ‘super base’ in the Gulf of Mexico — its sights are firmly fixed on the future.
By Skip Robinson
The placement of a 45-foot-long 15,000-pound glass tube at the top of tallest building in Los Angeles is certainly one of the more unique requests Siller Helicopters has received — and presented a whole range of unique problems.
By Elan Head
The Airbus Helicopters H215 delivers advanced avionics to a sector of the helicopter industry that has largely done without.
By Skip Robinson
With a customized Eagle Single and years of aviation and production experience, Studio Wings brings a unique offering to the motion picture and TV industry.
By Marcus Hocking
Operating Australia’s only dedicated rapid response medical helicopter, CareFlight improves survival outcomes for the most severely injured patients — and has the evidence to prove it.
By John Persinos
Concerns over police militarization in the United States have prompted recent scrutiny of the 1033 program, which provides surplus military equipment to civilian law enforcement agencies. How has this public attention affected airborne law enforcement?
By Ted Carlson
The U.S. Army’s Special Operations Aviation Training Battalion prepares the Army’s best aviators for its most demanding missions.
By Jason Colquhoun
As a new generation of military surplus aircraft are auctioned by the U.S. Armed Forces, we look at what’s involved for an operator to be able to use these capable machines in the civilian world.
By Oliver Johnson
Established just six years ago by Quebec City entrepreneur Stephan Huot, Capitale Hélicoptère has already spawned divisions operating in the utility, air medical, flight training and aerial tourism sectors, while its new state-of-the-art $22 million facility also contains the company’s own clothing line — and an interactive helicopter museum. And it’s only getting started.
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