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July 1, 2006
Bell Weighs Creating Training School In India Bell Helicopter is looking at the feasibility of setting up a training school in India, bringing in an Indian partner under a joint venture . The training school is part of its strategy to boost sales and forge links with companies in the country. "We expect the Indian market for helicopters to grow to $4.3 billion over the next 20 years, with 40 percent...
June 1, 2006
Emerging demand for Western-built helicopters spurs certification activities, as well as development of maintenance and training facilities. The fleet of western-built helicopters is growing here. More than 135 have been imported since the Soviet Union's break-up, most since 2000. There are several options for registering aircraft in Russia, so official statistics are very sketchy. The one way to get...
January 1, 2006
CIVIL Bell's Eagle Eye Gets First FAA Vertical Lift Experimental Airworthiness Certificate The Bell Eagle Eye TR918 Unmanned Aircraft System has received the FAA's first airworthiness certificate issued for experimental flight testing of a UAV. The TR918 was developed by Bell's XworX facility at...
September 1, 2005
Human factors is a key to understanding how skilled pilots slip into dangerous situations and finding ways to help them and their crews reverse course. The Jetranger came in hot and low, 100 kt. at 10 ft. agl. Just before reaching the refueling point, the pilot pulled up the nose and put in hard left cyclic to turn the aircraft on the proverbial dime for a 180-deg. turn before landing to fuel up and go...
February 1, 2005
Bell Helicopter's Customer Training Academy began classes Jan. 10 at its new facilities at Alliance Airport, Fort Worth, Texas. The academy has been training pilots for 57 years, since Bell began training in its Model 47 aircraft in 1947. In that time, according to Bell, the academy has trained more than 90,000 students, both pilots and mechanics, from more than 100 nations. The company said it also has...
November 1, 2004
Eurocopter, Bell Bag Border Patrol Orders U.S. border security officials have made their long-awaited choice of rotorcraft to replenish their fleet. The Department of Homeland Security in late September picked Eurocopter's EC120 Colibri for low-level surveillance and security patrols of U.S. borders and Bell Helicopter Textron's Bell 430 for twin-turbine medium utility helicopter requirements. Border...
June 1, 2004
Dangerous Training On April 10, 2003 at about 5:30 p.m. in Auburn, Calif., a Hughes 269B helicopter was destroyed when it collided with terrain while on an instructional flight. The cause is believed to have been from practicing autorotations. A witness, located about 3 mi. from the accident site, stated the helicopter was maneuvering over his farm. He stated the engine sounded normal as though it was...
April 1, 2004
Retirements of Vietnam-era pilots and growing acceptance of civilian training among employers are creating new job opportunities for helicopter pilots. Things are looking up for flight training in the United States. Flight school operators from California and Colorado to Connecticut and Florida say they are booked with students who are finding it easier both to pay for their training and, if they choose...
April 1, 2004
  It is difficult to overestimate the importance of training to the rotorcraft industry. Aviation in general began to learn the critical value of training way back in the 1920s. Back then, poor judgment, inadequate skills and equipment failures were killing pilots so frequently that the fledgling industry's very survival was at stake. Simply put, there would be no aviation industry until people were...
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