Eurocopter Japan delivers the first helicopter equipped for high-speed, real-time data transmission to Japans Fire and Disaster Management Agency
The capabilities of Japan’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA) in crisis response and coordination will be significantly improved following its introduction of a Eurocopter AS365 N3 helicopter equipped with a high-speed, real-time transmission system using Earth-orbiting relay satellites –… Continue reading
REUTERS: U.S. regulators are looking for ways to accelerate the use of drones and other aerial technologies to restore communications after disasters like 2005′s Hurricane Katrina, which knocked out phone service for more than 3 million people.
Federal Communications Commission… Continue reading
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace are pleased to announce that the Fire and Disaster Management Agency of Japan has signed a contract for an AW139 medium twin helicopter. This aircraft will be used to perform fire fighting,… Continue reading
1/14/2010Â -Â HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFNS)Â –Â Airmen and C-130 Hercules aircraft from the Air Force Special Operations Command here landed in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, the evening of Jan. 13 and are continuing to provide disaster relief to area ravaged by a 7.0… Continue reading
A NEAR disaster involving an Emirates jet at Melbourne Airport was the result of human error by two apparently alert pilots, air safety investigators believe.
The March 20 scare, when an Airbus A340 struggled to get airborne, was caused by… Continue reading