Rotor & Wing Magazine :: Training :: Maintenance

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August 1, 2012
Heli-Union’s new Dauphin N3/N3+ simulator is Level B qualified. French operator Heli-Union has added a new Eurocopter Dauphin N3/N3+ full flight simulator (FFS) to its training center in Angouleme. The unit is qualified as a Level B full...
August 1, 2012
Aeromega G-RALA Robinson R44, which the author trains in. There is and will always be room and need for qualified and experienced pilots and crews to fill the parapublic, corporate or offshore roles. Why one may ask, is this assured in the current economic climate? There are many answers to this, and for which one looks at the offshore marketplace. The oil will always be found, and there is no immediate...
July 10, 2012
Bell Helicopter affiliate SkyBOOKS has packaged its Version 4.7 SAAS software into two areas—flight operations and maintenance tracking—for analyst or...
July 10, 2012
Lake Charles, La.-based Era Training Center is expanding its night vision goggle (NVG) training services. Along with Night Flight Concepts of Bedford, Texas, Era supplies pilot, flight...
June 12, 2012
Guanchen Aviation and Bell Helicopter have signed an agreement to establish the first official Bell flight...
May 31, 2012
UTair Aviation subsidiary, UTair-Engineering, has inked a deal with Turbomeca Germany to...
May 29, 2012
Eurocopter de Mexico (EMSA) and Turbomeca Mexico have opened a joint training center in Mexico City. The two companies also signed a cooperation agreement...
March 8, 2012
Cobham Aviation Services and Bristow Helicopters joint venture, FB Heliservices, has agreed to provide helicopter flight training for the UK Ministry of Defence at RAF Shawbury, RAF Valley and Army Aviation Centre (AAC) Middle Wallop. The four-year, £193-million (approximately $303-million) contract carries two one-year extension options and will also service and support RAF Shawbury and AAC...
March 1, 2012
Back in 1971, Harry Reasoner eloquently discussed why helicopter and airplane pilots can display such differences in outlook. There is one thing that pilots, regardless of category aircraft flown, will always have a keen interest in. That one thing is “numbers.” From the moment a person decides to pursue flying, the numbers are always at play. As a student pilot the number of flight hours...
February 1, 2012
Australian Aerospace has received Part 147 certificate approval from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). Australian Aerospace becomes the first civil helicopter maintenance training operator in the...
February 1, 2012
Bell 412 FFS in Toluca. CAE CAE has launched a new training center in Mexico for Bell helicopter and business jet pilot...
December 3, 2011
Big Bend Community College and Inland Helicopters of Spokane have partnered to train a new generation of helicopter pilots. The new pilot...
December 1, 2011
In an effort to provide a snapshot of the hundreds of stories in the helicopter industry that we cover each year, Rotor & Wing has assembled a list of more than 300 items published from January to November 2011. These news stories, features and product announcements ran in the pages of the print magazine—this doesn’t include our daily Top Stories at rotorandwing.com, web-only features...
November 21, 2011
The Royal Jordanian Air Force has signed with Eurocopter to establish a cooperative maintenance program to support its 10 AS332 M1 Super Pumas. The contract includes G-level major inspections, training...
November 1, 2011
Left to right at Helitech 2011 in Duxford are Bruno Even, Turbomeca vice president of operations; Christian Hamel, former Turbomeca UK CEO; Samantha Willenbacher, director of Bristow Academy, Wendell Dunaway, Turbomeca USA...
September 25, 2011
August 17, 2011
FlightSafety International has designated Brisbane, Australia-based Sikorsky Helitech as a maintenance training center...
August 1, 2011
Line ‘em up: Bristow Academy has a fleet of around 50 helicopters based at its largest campus in Titusville, Fla. Photos courtesy Bristow Academy 21:30 local time. Your Sikorsky S-92 is two hours out of Bergen, Norway. Tonight’s destination is the company rig’s 50-by-50 helipad located 225 feet above the churning North Sea. OAT: –5º C. Wind Direction: 290. Speed: 30 kts...
August 1, 2011
In my last column, I wrote about the safety enthusiasm in a “Just Culture” that permeated throughout the HAI Convention back in March. This culture is a partnership with management and all employees. A safety culture is ultimately a leadership responsibility and needs management commitment. Let’s look and see what a “Just Culture” is all about. I’ve attended many great...
August 1, 2011
In February 2009, FlightSafety International made a move to the offshore helicopter training market in a big way. This is the opening date for the company’s 78,000-square-foot training center in Lafayette, La. Up and running are two Level D full flight motion simulators, both for Sikorsky helicopters—the S-92 and the S-76C+, convertible to the C++. Also installed and running are two Bell...
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