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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...
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 7, 2007
Canada has picked CAE to provide operational training systems for its new Boeing CH-47 Chinooks. Canada said CAE, based in Montreal, was the only bidder for the work...
November 1, 2007
HELITECH ’07 Having enjoyed a busy and successful, Sloane Helicopters Ltd. is re-branding itself to better reflect its market position in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The company is on target to achieve more than 40 new aircraft deliveries this year, including Robinson and AgustaWestland aircraft, to customers based both in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The year’s start saw the successful...
November 1, 2007
ALL NEW U.S. ARMY AVIATORS NOW GRADUATE from the Flight School XXI (FSXXI) curriculum at Fort Rucker, Ala. The modernized schoolhouse has nearly all its required simulators, TH-67 primary training helicopters, and go-to-war aircraft. Compared to past training schemes, FSXXI gives each student pilot 50-80 additional hours in operational utility, cargo, attack, and scout helicopters. Hard comparisons with...
November 1, 2007
THE FIELDING OF THE TIGER WEAPON SYSTEM IS A major challenge for the German and French army aviation corps. Recent events in the Africa, the Middle East, the former Yugoslavia, and Afghanistan have shown, sometimes tragically, the relevance of the German and French air mechanization concepts and the urgent need to acquire a powerful support for the benefit of the ground maneuver element that is fully...
November 1, 2007
Bell Helicopter and Amarillo College in Amarillo, Texas are teaming up to build the skills of the manufacturer’s workforce at its Amarillo plant, which produces Bell/Boeing V-22s for the U.S. Marine Corps and Air Force and H-1s for the Marines. Amarillo also is planned as the production site of VH-71 U.S. presidential transports based on the AgustaWestland...
November 1, 2007
Elbit Systems has designed full-motion simulators for Mil Mi-8s and Mi-24s that are intended to provide cost-effective, full security, initial and recurrent training based on accurate replication of the actual helicopter and...
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