Rotor & Wing Magazine :: Training :: Maintenance

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March 10, 2009
Arizona is looking forward in an effort to reduce the shortage of helicopter pilots, mechanics and engineers, by hosting a Helicopter Day career fair this week...
March 1, 2009
CHARLOTTE ADMAS covers aviation and defense technology. She writes for our sister publication Aviation Maintenance and was the editor-in-chief of Avionics. She also writes for the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. CHRIS BAUR is a dual-rated ATP with more than 11,000 hours, a certified aircraft dispatcher and flight instructor. He is a retired military pilot, who served in the U.S...
March 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL | SAFETY In an effort to improve safety and reduce tool loss, Bristow Helicopter has begun bar coding its Snap-on maintenance tools. Developed on a trial basis in Aberdeen and now due to be promoted throughout Europe, the bar code system starts with all mechanics drawing their tools from a company supply, rather than using their own. Every time a tool is removed, its unique bar code is scanned...
March 1, 2009
What happens during an engine overhaul? Let’s walk through the engine shop and see for ourselves! You’ve just walked into the hangar and noticed something unusual. There’s an empty space where your helicopter’s turbine engine used to be. But it’s okay. It was pulled out by the mechanic and sent to an authorized service center for a scheduled overhaul. In 20-30 days, however...
March 1, 2009
Reflecting on the helicopter industry for the past 50 years or so, we’ve often seen events and developments that have taken place in spite of our lack of enthusiasm. Our industry is somewhat slow to notice what’s good for it but quick to isolate and eliminate the bad stuff. That’s certainly good, but why so slow to adapt to new methods and ideas? A case in point could be our present...
December 29, 2008
Heligo Charters, a self-proclaimed “upcoming” helicopter company based in Mumbai, India, began deepwater offshore service with the...
December 1, 2008
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December 1, 2008
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October 1, 2008
SERVICES In addition to the Aug. 31 Air Evac Lifeteam crash in the U.S., accidents in Sweden and Israel have raised questions about the adequacy of helicopter maintenance. The Swedish Accident Investigation Board reportedly has criticized that Scandinavian nation’s armed forces for their maintenance of helicopters. Press reports in Sweden said the board has found that gaps in the organization...
October 1, 2008
TRAINING The Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant has completed certification of its own training center, the company reports. It said the Federal Agency for...
August 1, 2008
CSAR With a CH-47? As a former Vietnam War pilot who flew Hughes OH-6 Cayuses with C Troop, 2nd Sqdn, 17th Cavalry of the 101st Airborne Div and got shot down nine times, I can speak from the downed pilot’s point of view on being rescued in a combat environment ("VH-71 Delays" April 2008, page 7). Boeing’s CH-47 is not the answer at all to the U.S. Air Force’s requirement for a...
July 1, 2008
COMMERCIAL | TOURISM Operators and the FAA should crack down on faulty maintenance practices involved in two recent accidents that are common in air tours, according to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board. That is based on probes into the March 8, 2007 crash of a Heli-USA...
July 1, 2008
TRAINING FB Heliservices has won a contract from AgustaWestland to provide training services for pilots outside the United Kingdom. The contract in...
April 18, 2008
The Helicopter Assn International (HAI) has modified its by-laws to bring more pilots and maintenance technicians into the fold. The new by-laws allow any pilot or technician to join the group provided the individual is “not an officer, director or majority owner of an organization...
January 1, 2008
FlightSafety, the world’s foremost aviation training company, delivers another first this year with the projected opening in late 2008 of a new Learning Center devoted principally to training for offshore operations. The center, positioned in Lafayette, Louisiana, to serve the Gulf of Mexico offshore helicopter industry, will customize its training to address the specific challenges offshore...
November 1, 2007
BRISTOW GROUP SEES A LOT OF fertile ground to be plowed in finding new helicopter mechanics. Folks in this industry spend a lot of time talking about the shortage of pilots. In fact, a look back over the 40 years of Rotor & Wing will reveal that the earliest issues of the magazine cite concerns about that shortage. Perhaps its visibility reflects a skewed view; most of our readers are or have been...
October 2, 2007
The annual Helicopter Specific Inspection Authorization renewal seminar will take place October 25 at the AirTel Plaza Hotel in Van Nuys, Calif. The seminar is sponsored by Rotorcraft...
September 7, 2007
Era Helicopters, Lake Charles, La. has received a $2.1 million Rapid Response Fund grant from Louisiana to provide a state-of-the-art training facility near Era’s base on the Lake...
August 16, 2007
The FAA has approved Era Helicopters’ flight quality assurance program. The program is the first approved for FAR Part 135 operations. Era has decided to equip its helicopter...
August 1, 2007
TRADITIONALLY, WE TELL YOU WHAT we’ve placed on the monthly issue’s cover in a sentence or two on our Table of Contents page. That would have been a challenge this month, since our cover is made up of a selection of 49 covers that have appeared on Rotor & Wing since it went into business with the January 1967 issue. Why not 40 covers for 40 years? That was the initial plan. But in reviewing...
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