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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...
October 30, 2007
The Royal New Zealand Air Force will replace it fleet of Sioux with AgustaWestland A109s as its training and light utility...
October 10, 2007
The Australian Defense Force is establishing a joint helicopter training school in Nowra in New South Wales. The school will be under the helicopter aircrew training system and will train up to 60 pilots, 40 aircrewmen and...
September 20, 2007
Australian Helicopters, a privately owned helicopter company in Brisbane Australia, has signed a $22 million contract with Boeing Australia Ltd. to provide the...
September 1, 2007
Malaysian School Adds To EC120 Trainer Fleet Malaysia’s Integrated Training & Services Sdn Bhd ordered two EC120Bs from Eurocopter at the Paris Air Show in June. One of the leading helicopter training programs in Malaysia and the Southeast Asian region, Integrated Training is expanding its operations to meet what it says is growing demand for helicopter training. It has contracts from...
August 28, 2007
Schweizer Aircraft’s newest helicopter will be the turbine-powered Model 434, sources familiar with the program tell      Rotor & Wing. The Sikorsky Aircraft subsidiary is pursuing accelerated development of the...
August 24, 2007
Frasca International will supply Bell Helicopter 206 and UH-1 flight training devices to help the U.S. Army train Iraqi air force pilots. Under a foreign military sales contract with...
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...
July 13, 2007
Helicopter pilots from the Royal Australian Navy have started training with the U.S. Coast Guard to help fill a shortage of pilots. Two...
July 1, 2007
MILITARY/TRAINING The U.S. Navy has tapped Chelton Flight Systems and other avionics companies of the Cobham plc group to upgrade the cockpits of its 125-aircraft Bell TH-57 trainer fleet. The program calls for the aircraft, based on Bell’s 206, to get an integrated Cobham avionics suite built around Chelton Flight Systems technology. It is the launch...
June 1, 2007
MILITARY Sikorsky Aircraft has won a $16.6-million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to help solve one of the military’s more pressing problems in fighting desert wars: landing helicopters and taking off safely when blinding sandstorms obscure the landscape and create "brownout" conditions. DARPA awarded the contract under its Sandblaster program, a high-priority...
June 1, 2007
MILITARY/TRAINING The head of the Philippines Air Force says a child’s kite was responsible for the April 28 crash of one of its Bell...
June 1, 2007
WIND IS DEFINED BY WEBSTER’S dictionary as a strong current of air. Although simple in definition, the effects of wind on an aircraft can be profound. To a pilot wind can be a friend or a foe, depending on its direction. Yet pilots seem to underestimate the consequences of this natural force fairly often. According to the NTSB, during the last 10 years there were 48 helicopter accidents where the...
April 1, 2007
FlightSafety International has appointed Benjamin Burton staff vice president, compliance and regulatory affairs, based in Washington, D.C. Burton joined FlightSafety last year to lead the team responsible for FlightSafety’s FAA and JAA government compliance activities. Metro Aviation, Inc. has named Jim Kettles as director of sales and customer support. The newly-created position at Metro...
April 1, 2007
April 10-13 — Naval Helicopter Assn. Annual Symposium, , Town & Country Resort, San Diego, Calif. Contact: Col. Howard Whitfield (retired), U.S. Marine Corps. (619) 435-7139; E-mail: rotorrev@simplyweb.net; Web: www.navalhelicopterassn.org. April 12-13 — FlightSafety International/Rotor & Wing Helicopter Safety Forum 2007  , Embassy Suites DFW, Dallas/Fort Worth International...
April 1, 2007
HUMAN ERROR. THAT’S THE COMMON EXPLANATION for helicopter accidents. We’ve all heard the statistics. Human error is the cause of 80 percent or more of all accidents. In a way, though, the problem is in the statistic itself. It’s been held as conventional wisdom so long — perhaps as long as man has found heavier-than-air vehicles to fly, and crash — that "human error"...
March 19, 2007
Apache Longbow attack helicopter flight crews stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan could use more of the highly effective weapons sighting system known as MTADS (Modernized Target...
March 6, 2007
The Colorado Army National Guard will keep its annual high-altitude helicopter training over land held by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service limited to 3,000 hr a year, the Rocky...
March 1, 2007
The Australian Defence Force plans to issue a request for proposals to replace the Army and Royal Australian Navy’s fleets of helicopter trainers with a new, common, comprehensive, and commerciallybased program. Rotor & Wing Pacific...
March 1, 2007
Junior Royal Australian Navy helicopter crewmembers will soon be training on three leased AgustaWestland A109E Powers. The service opted for the aircraft to help aircrews enhance their flying skills and make the transition from the Navy’s initial trainer, Eurocopter’s AS350 Squirrel, to...
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