News Listings for Allegheny County

  • STAT MedEvac ASAP: a deeper dive into helicopter safety

    News | 15 Feb 2010 12:00

    Can safety management systems curb the alarming rise in the number of helicopter emergency medical service accidents?
  • Helicopter harmony, Pennsylvania style

    News | 12 Feb 2010 00:00

    <P>Everyone may share the friendly skies, but whether you are escorting a diplomat, airlifting a patient or keeping an eye on the traffic for a television channel, everyone has a different objective when the rotors begin their beat. </P> <P>With all those competing interests, communication and co-operation is essential. That is why the Western Pennsylvania Helicopter Safety Summit, a gathering held every four months, was created.</P> <P>STAT Medevac, a helicopter emergency medical service operator based outside Pittsburgh, hosted the latest event on 21 January, near its home base on Allegheny County airport. </P> <P>It has been an uneventful winter in the region in terms of dangerous incidents, but between top staffers from several HEMS operators, the Pennsylvania State Police, two US Federal Aviation Administration representatives and electronic news-gathering helicopter pilots from three television channels, there was plenty to say, and all of it highlighted the necessity of co-op
  • Gulfstream aims to launch regional service from Pittsburgh

    News | 03 Nov 2009 01:04 | Megan Kuhn

    <p>Gulfstream International Airlines and Pittsburgh International airport operator the Allegheny County Airport Authority are in discussions to revive regional...
  • Pittsburgh's parable

    News | 26 Oct 2007 14:57 | David Field

    David Field Washington Pittsburgh Airport has learned the hard way that hub status, as desirable as it is, does not always last forever as US Airways...
  • Fidelity poised for first

    News | 04 Apr 2005 23:00

    <p>Fidelity Flight Simulation is preparing to deliver its first full-motion helicopter simulator to a new training centre being set up with CJ Systems Aviation Group at Allegheny County airport outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.</p> <p>CJ Systems will use the Eurocopter EC135 flight-training device (FTD) to train pilots stationed with air medical service programmes across the USA, including at Pittsburgh-based STAT Medevac, which originally specified the device.</p> <p>Fidelity says the EC135 simulator, which features six-axis electric motion and flat-panel panoramic visual systems, will be the first helicopter FTD to be certificated to Level 6 by the US FAA.</p> <p>The training centre will be owned and managed by Fidelity and used by CJ Systems, with excess simulator capacity marketed to other operators. A second training device will be installed by the middle of next year, with the helicopter type selected by mid-year, says Mark Limbach, vice-president, marketing.</p> <p>Pittsburg
  • Jet adds Hawker

    News | 12 Aug 2002 23:00

    <p>Jet Aviation has added a Raytheon Hawker 800 to its US charter fleet, bringing the total aircraft in the company's worldwide fleet to 150. The business jet will be based at Allegheny County Airport in Philadelphia.</p>