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August 18, 2016
The Aviation Institute of Maintenance has made available new high school competition programs at all of its campuses. The programs will be offered through its partner, U.S. online school Penn...
August 16, 2016
The FAA has selected the University of Oklahoma and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to lead its new Air Transportation Center of Excellence for Technical Training and Human Performance. The center will conduct research and development on technical training for...
July 11, 2016
Helicentre Aviation Academy said its scholarship program would run for a fifth year in 2017. This year's applications are due by Sep. 30, 2016. Since the program's inception...
July 5, 2016
The U.K.'s Helicentre Aviation has opened its first U.S.-based Cabri G2 operation at Kissimmee Airport in Orlando, Florida.  The training academy...
April 20, 2016
Helicopter Services, a U.K.-based flight training school, has added a Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter to its fleet. The Wycombe Air Park-based operator already provides private, commercial, instrument and instructor flight training. Its mixed...
March 25, 2016
Two retired Bell Helicopter employees have been honored with FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot awards, which recognize pilots who have demonstrated professionalism, skill and aviation...
February 10, 2016
In spite of pleas from aviation groups, the U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill those groups say could prevent many military servicepersons from using their VA benefits for helicopter flight training.   H.R. 3016 is the current home of a January 2015 proposal by Rep. Brad Wenstrup of Ohio to cap flight-training funds provided to U.S. military veterans through the Post-9/11 GI Bill at...
February 9, 2016
During a ceremony held Monday at Garrison Petawawa, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) formally graduated its first class of CH-147F Chinook helicopter aircrews who took part in the new, comprehensive Field Trials Course.   A total of 10 RCAF CH-147 Chinook aircrew—six first officers, two flight engineers and two loadmasters—officially graduated following an intensive 24-week course. The...
February 1, 2016
The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote Tuesday on a year-old push to reduce flight-training benefits for veterans, according to Helicopter Assn. International.   HAI said that previously proposed caps to VA flight training benefits have been rolled into H.R. 3016, a bill the assn. expects the House to address Feb. 2...
February 1, 2016
The Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) is calling for donated items to its silent auction by Feb. 8.    The silent...
January 29, 2016
Volo Mission will host a firefighting seminar Feb. 24 to 25 at its new location in Greenville, Texas. Last month, its co-owner and director of operations, Andre Hutchings, completed the final training course that initially was to take place in California. Volo Mission's entire operation had...
January 14, 2016
The National Operations Control Academy (NOCA) will kick-off their highly anticipated OCS training courses this February in Wichita, Kansas. The industry-specific training curriculum will satisfy the new requirements of FAR 135.619 for large Helicopter Air Ambulance (HAA) operators with ten or more helicopters, and will also provide the same world-class aviation training to those operators with fewer than...
September 16, 2015
Five associations warned that legislation proposed to amend the Post-9/11 GI Bill "would have enormous detrimental impact on the aviation industry—and especially the helicopter sector," according to a joint statement submitted yesterday to the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs. The Senate Committee is holding a hearing on the draft legislation today. The...
June 29, 2015
Helicopter flight schools in Arizona, Florida, Texas and Washington have been ordered to stop enrolling military veterans as new students, according to media reports. The Los Angeles Times described the move as “part of...
June 11, 2015
Aiming to boost the interest of U.S. children in the sciences, Sikorsky Aircraft is challenging children to design an eco-friendly helicopter that addresses potential challenges of 2050. The fifth annual Sikorsky Helicopter 2050 Program and Challenge, which kicked off June 1 and will run...
April 23, 2015
Bell Helicopter's Mitch Snyder, executive vice president of global military business, has been selected as a 2015 Alumni Fellow for the Kansas State University College of Engineering. Snyder is a 1983 graduate of K-State and has served on the Bell Helicopter executive leadership team since April of 2011.   Photo courtesy of Bell Helicopter “Mitch was selected as a K-State Alumni Fellow based on...
April 21, 2015
Auburn University has received the nation’s first FAA approval to operate a new Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Flight School as part of the Auburn University Aviation Center. “This is an honor for Auburn University,” said Bill Hutto, director of the Auburn University Aviation Center. “We will conduct commercial flight training for operators of unmanned aircraft systems outdoors and...
April 6, 2015
AHS International has announced its 2015 Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF) scholarship recipients. A total of $68,000 through 22 scholarships were awarded this year to some of the world’s most talented engineering students interested in vertical flight. The following are this year’s awardees, who will be recognized at the Grand Awards Banquet on Wednesday May 6, 2015, during the 71st Annual AHS...
July 11, 2014
Helicentre Aviation Academy has purchased three additional Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopters, expanding their Cabri fleet to ten by early 2016. This purchase will make them the world’s largest single operator of Cabri G2 helicopters...
March 25, 2014
A recent memorandum of understanding (MoU) covers the exploration of Sikorsky’s further potential participation in the Trinidad and Tobago Aviation Institute, which is scheduled to open in September. Under the MoU, Sikorsky’s participation may include providing expertise in maintenance training and technical know-how, including “train-the-trainer” proficiency, as well as...
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