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December 10, 2008
Marine Corps aircrews training at Camp Lejeune, N.C. are now able to participate in water egress training in the service’s first indoor helicopter “dunker.” The new device...
December 1, 2008
Sikorsky’s Black Hawk In Autorotation Mr. Prouty’s writings provide great insights into all of the forces acting upon a helicopter. I have two questions regarding ("Gross Weight’s Effect on Autorotation" October 2007, page 44). While autorotation is a complex exercise in energy management, his detailed analysis and explanation (in an easy-to-read format) helped to separate fact...
December 1, 2008
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December 1, 2008
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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 7, 2008
The consortium owned equally by CAE and AgustaWestland has signed contracts with the Netherlands defense ministry to provide comprehensive NH90 helicopter training systems and services.  The total value of the contracts is about €50 million (C$80 million), the companies said. As part of the Joint NH90...
July 1, 2008
TRAINING Rotor & Wing’s 2008 Search and Rescue Summit, slated for Sept. 18 in Reston, Va., will capture lessons of multi-agency SAR operations.. The one-day event will include a morning session on the lessons of such operations...
June 12, 2008
FB Heliservices has won a contract from AgustaWestland to provide training services for pilots outside the United Kingdom. The contract in support of AW...
June 11, 2008
The U.K. Defence Ministry and CAE are building the capability for multiple crews and helicopters to train jointly. They plan to link the Royal Air Force's Medium Support Helicopter...
June 1, 2008
MILITARY | TRAINING The Royal New Zealand Air Force has picked AgustaWestland’s A109 to replace its fleet of Korean War-era Bell Helicopter Sioux trainers and light utility helicopters. The acquisition includes a simulator for training on the A109LUH (NZ), a variant of the militarized A109 AgustaWestland also has sold to Malaysia, Sweden and South Africa. The deal is valued at $106 million...
June 1, 2008
San Francisco-based URS Corp will train helicopter pilots for the U.S. Army and the Air Force under a five-year contract that could be worth up to $240 million. URS won the contract through its EG&G division, which has been training helicopter pilots for the military since 1989. Training takes place at Fort Rucker, Ala. Raytheon, Portsmouth, R.I., is being awarded a $60-million contract for the...
June 1, 2008
Frasca International has delivered two flight training devices (FTDs) for the Bell Helicopter Model 206B for the U.S. Air Force to use in training Iraqi air force pilots. These FTDs delivered to Kirkuk Air Base, about 145 nm (270 km) north of Baghdad, are part of an August 2007 order for nine to be used for training pilots for both rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft. The order includes...
May 27, 2008
European Union countries have agreed to pool their helicopter capabilities to support international operations. EU defense ministers meeting May 26 charged the European Defence Agency with coordinating the initiative...
May 1, 2008
TRAINING While the aviation market in India is booming, many flight schools and pilot training academies are setting their sights on the Far East. The Canadian flight school Winnipeg Aviation is looking to establish a school in Maharashtra, India. St. Andrews, Manitoba-based Winnipeg Aviation already...
April 17, 2008
The U.S. military is readying older Boeing Chinooks for the transfer to Canada to provide helicopter support for its deployment of troops to Afghanistan later this year, according to The Ottawa Citizen. Citing private conversations...
April 1, 2008
PRODUCTS | AIRFRAMES Attendees at Heli-Expo in Houston gathered at the Sikorsky Aircraft display area for the unveiling of the first new helicopter design since the company’s 2004 acquisition of Schweizer Aircraft. The helicopter – or more precisely, a scale model of it – that everyone came to see was the S-434. The turbine-powered S-434 (the model of which is shown left) is similar in appearance...
March 1, 2008
The balance of the Middle East helicopter market is gradually shifting, as Russian manufacturers and Sikorsky Aircraft make significant gains in the military arena while AgustaWestland and Eurocopter get most of their new business on the fast-expanding civil market. Nowhere is this trend more apparent than in Saudi Arabia, which in mid-September signed a wide-ranging agreement to buy more than 150 Mi-35M...
March 1, 2008
SCHWEIZER AIRCRAFT IS OFFERING delivery positions for its newest helicopter model, the 434, and briefing Heli-Expo attendees on its plans for certification of the four-bladed, turbine-powered aircraft. In addition, the Sikorsky Aircraft (Booth 2040) subsidiary will update attendees on its X2 technology demonstrator work and other aircraft programs at its annual Heli-Expo press conference this afternoon...
March 1, 2008
TRAINING France has signed a 22-year contract with private companies to provide flight training hours to military pilots at its army’s helicopter flight school at Dax. The deal marks the first of what are called first public-private partnerships with France’s defense agencies. Defense Minister Hervé...
February 5, 2008
The U.S. Army's Flight School XXI now has its first OH-58D flight simulator. The lead contractor on Flight School XXI...
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