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September 17, 2013
A MRH90 full flight and mission simulator (FFMS) from CAE is now operational at the Australian Army’s Aviation Training Center Oakey in Queensland. The Australian Defence Force has approved...
September 1, 2013
Russian Helicopters Mi-28UB in flight. The maiden flight of the Russian Helicopters Mi-28UB took place August 9 at the Rostvertol flight test center, which is also the...
August 14, 2013
The maiden flight of the Russian Helicopters Mi-28UB took place August 9 at the Rostvertol flight test center, which is also the production site for the Mi-28NE, Mi-26T and Mi-35M. The...
August 1, 2013
As this column is started, news reports of one more fatal EMS helicopter accident are being released, and the early details of yet another tragedy already seem uncomfortably familiar. Many will remember Bill Murray’s 1993 movie “Groundhog Day,” which told the story of a comical television weatherman who somehow found himself imprisoned in an odd pattern of time/event repetition, from...
August 1, 2013
One of the criticisms of the early years of British military operations in Afghanistan from the summer of 2006 was that there were not enough soldiers – or helicopters – to support the challenge of the mission. Early on, accepted policy in Helmand Province dictated the support of regional seats of government, which effectively tied the British Army into “platoon houses” soon after...
July 24, 2013
The British Royal Navy celebrated the formation of its first AgustaWestland AW101 HM Mk2 Squadron yesterday at a ceremony held at the home of the Fleet Air Arm, Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Culdrose, in Cornwall, U.K.     The first five Merlin Mk2 helicopters have been upgraded from Merlin Mk1s as part of the Lockheed Martin led Merlin Capability Sustainment Program (MCSP). In total, 30 Merlin...
July 9, 2013
Prince Harry (aka Capt. Harry Wales) is now qualified as a Boeing Apache aircraft commander, completing three years of training that has involved Conversion to Type (CTT) then Conversion to Role (CTR) courses. Toward the end of his qualification, he was required to complete a six-hour qualification flight. This meant flying point-to-point around the UK from his base at Wattisham airfield, Suffolk in...
June 26, 2013
The Italian Army has conducted the maiden flight of the latest AgustaWestland variant of Boeing's heavy lift helicopter, the ICH-47F.      ICH-47F Chinook's first flight. Photo...
June 19, 2013
The CAE NH-90 simulator in Australia is the first to attain Level D certification, according to industry sources here at the Paris Air Show. The Australian Army and Navy will be sharing 24 MRH-90s. The Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) is also believed to be considering buying simulators for its fleet of 20 NH-90s in the tactical transport helicopter (TTH) configuration. CAE is also the prime contractor for...
June 11, 2013
The European Defence Agency’s (EDA) annual Hot Blade exercise is taking place in July this year and will be centered on the Ovar air base close to Porto in northern Portugal. Wing Commander Andrew Gray, the EDA’s helicopter program manager, is particularly pleased that an agreement between participating nations finally resulted in a 10-year funding plan. “We now have longevity, staffing...
June 11, 2013
Awards for the latest batch of future pilots and crewmen to graduate from the UK's Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) at Royal Air Force (RAF) Shawbury include the Virtalis Trophy, won by Sergeant Ollie Smith, a weapons systems operator. He achieved the highest marks in flying duties and synthetic training. Both the DHFS at RAF Shawbury, and the Search and...
June 6, 2013
Brighton, UK—Peter Dymond, acting chief of HM Coastguard in the UK, fleshed out details of the Future Coastguard Program that entails the reduction of the 18 maritime Rescue Coordination Centers plus a small base in London, down to a hub and spoke system of eight Coastguard Operations Centers controlled from the National Maritime Operations Center (NMOC). Dymond explained the depth of the...
June 1, 2013
Admiral Tony Dalton became head of Helicopter Systems for the ADF in September 2012. He joined the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in 1980, graduating as a pilot in 1981 and going on to fly helicopters with four RAN helicopter squadrons, an exchange posting with the UK’s Royal Navy and a tour flying peacekeepers in the Sinai. Counting time on the Iroquois, Sea King, Gazelle and Seahawk, he has logged a...
May 29, 2013
The Macedonian Air Force (Makedonsko Voeno Vozduhoplovstvo) has taken delivery of a 1999-produced Bell 206B-3 JetRanger III (c/n 4513, ex EI-MER) training helicopter. The 206B-3 is fully operational within Macedonia’s Pilot Training Center (COP), a joint venture between Elbit Systems of Israel and Macedonian Ministry of Defense that traces back to May 2011. The aircraft (401) was procured second-hand...
April 30, 2013
The U.S. Navy is re-entering an updated Sikorsky MH-60S operational flight trainer (OFT) into service at the Naval Air Station (NAS) near San Diego, Calif. CAE provided a "technology...
April 18, 2013
Arlington, Texas-based L-3 Link Simulation & Training as obtained a U.S. Army Program Executive Office (PEO) for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation contract covering two Sikorsky UH-60M...
April 16, 2013
L-3 Wescam has completed flight demonstrations for several new weapon systems at the U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona, using MD500 helicopters.      MD500E. Photo courtesy of L-3 Wescam   The flight tests demonstrated L-3 Wescam's MX series...
April 5, 2013
Stratford, Conn.-based Sikorsky Aircraft has obtained a $10.1-million extension of an existing U.S. Navy contract that calls...
April 3, 2013
At the end of March, Flight Lt. Christopher Gordon, a Royal Air Force (RAF) Chinook pilot, received the Distinguished Flying Cross for rescuing British and Afghan troops during a major contact with the Taliban in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Flying one of two Chinooks, escorted by a Boeing Apache attack helicopter, his mission had required the insertion of the troops into a known insurgent...
April 1, 2013
Enstrom CEO Jerry Mullins and Guo Huaqiang, an official with parent company CQHIC.   Enstrom Helicopter of Menominee, Mich. used Heli-Expo 2013 in Las Vegas as a backdrop for the introduction of a Garmin G1000H flight control option for its 480B light turbine aircraft. The fully integrated system is primarily a flight information source that provides terrain avoidance, collision awareness, weather and...
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