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2012-02-08 08:11:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), a leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, announced today that The Department for Transport in the U.K. has awarded Bristow Helicopters Ltd. the contract to provide Search and Rescue (SAR) services in the North of Scotland. Bristow Helicopters Ltd. will provide SAR services starting July 2013, using four Sikorsky S-92 helicopters based in the Scottish bases of Stornoway and Sumburgh....

2012-02-06 11:30:00

A Non-Profit Organization with a Clear Mission to Provide: Safety, Security, and Rescue Services to "At-Risk" Individuals with Cognitive Disorders STUART, Fla., Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Project Lifesaver International (PLI) is an innovative 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization that provides safety, security, and rescue support services to "at-risk" individuals of all ages, income levels, and backgrounds who have cognitive disorders. We do this by providing police,...

2012-01-24 10:00:00

SHELTON, Conn., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aerospace Services today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Danish Aerotech A/S to discuss the possibility of establishing a maritime helicopter logistic support capability in Denmark should the Danish Government acquire MH-60R Seahawk® helicopters for the Royal Danish Navy. Sikorsky Aerospace Services is the aftermarket division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:...

2011-12-21 15:12:00

COATESVILLE, Pa., Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has completed production of an S-92® helicopter for operation by CHC Helicopter on behalf of the Irish Coast Guard. Equipped for dedicated search and rescue (SAR) operations, the helicopter will provide coverage for deep Atlantic Ocean missions, service Ireland's offshore islands, and provide rescue cover from Cork to Galway on the country's...

2011-10-05 10:30:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics C4 Systems has received a $12.7 million contract from the Australian Defence Force to provide AN/PRC-112G® GPS-enabled search and rescue radios and accessories. Part of the HOOK2® System, the AN/PRC-112G radio sends encrypted global positioning information, user identification, situation reports and other critical information to combat search and rescue aircraft in short bursts to reduce...

The Washable Wearable Antenna
2011-09-29 09:12:57

Wearing an antenna — without anyone knowing — is making a splash in the world of search and rescue. ESA has provided research and development guidance to Finnish company Patria, with the help of Tampere University of Technology, in designing a search and rescue radio antenna that can be sewn into a life vest.  Made from highly flexible, lightweight material that is robust against water exposure and moist conditions, and resistant to wear and tear, this special antenna...

Racing Against Time
2011-09-21 07:55:19

  Homeland Security has a new tool available for rapidly rescuing those trapped beneath concrete When the twin towers collapsed on September 11, 2011, one of the most critical challenges that first responders faced was cutting through concrete to get to victims trapped under debris — a painful and tedious race against time when tragedy strikes. Breaching reinforced concrete has long been a losing race when relying on drills, saws, and jackhammers. The Department of...

2011-09-19 07:00:00

RESTON, Va., Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AgustaWestland North America, Inc. proudly enters the Air Force Association's 2011 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition firmly committed to the U.S. Air Force with the right helicopters for the mission and the right talent for the job. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110217/PH49866 ) AW139M: More helicopter for the dollar AgustaWestland customized its multi-role AW139 medium-twin helicopter, creating the advanced...

2011-09-14 11:31:00

STRATFORD, Conn., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 30 years after entering service with the U.S. Air Force, two HH-60G PAVE HAWK helicopters have both achieved 10,000 flight hours during their simultaneous flights on Aug. 30 over Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. The Sikorsky Aircraft designed-and-built helicopters are the first-ever U.S. Air Force H-60 aircraft to have reached this high flight time milestone. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). (Photo:...

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2011-08-02 07:10:00

Personal locator beacon proves essential to teen hikers A NOAA geostationary satellite played a pivotal role in the July 23 rescue of a group of student hikers from a vicious grizzly bear attack in Alaska, helping direct first responders to the scene. The teenagers were hiking through the Alaska wilderness and crossing a creek about 93 miles north of Anchorage when the bear attacked. Of the four teens injured by the attack, two required hospitalization. Other members of the hiking troop...