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November 1, 2012
I’m an Army National Guard pilot and my unit recently went through an “ARMS” inspection. It occurs about every three years and is a detailed inspection of everything an aviation unit does, which includes checkrides for the unit pilots. During this most recent inspection I made some mental observations about training that I’d like to share. First off, there is no cramming for...
October 9, 2012
The U.S. Marine Corps has issued a $44-million contract to Bell Helicopter for the procurement of two UH-1Y...
October 3, 2012
The U.S. Navy has exercised a $41 million option involving its VH Presidential Helicopter contract with Sikorsky Aircraft. The...
October 1, 2012
The Korean Navy has selected Elbit Systems SAR and Data Links-Elrisa to provide AN/PRC-648 SAR personal locator beacon (PLB) units to Hyundai...
October 1, 2012
Enstrom Helicopter has handed over the last 480B trainer as part of a 16-helicopter order, which will double as utility...
October 1, 2012
AgustaWestland has inked agreements with Firstec Co., a defense and security equipment manufacturer, and Dodaam Systems, a...
October 1, 2012
Green Blade 2012 exercise logo. Exercise Green Blade, scheduled for Sept. 17 to Oct. 5 in Belgium, is the second major multinational helicopter training exercise organized by the European Defence Agency this year. It follows hot on the heels of Exercise Hot Blade (see Rotor & Wing, August 2012, page 44), which was held in Portugal from July 4-19. Whereas Hot Blade’s ambitions are to train...
September 27, 2012
Under the foreign military sales (FMS) program, the U.S. Navy has granted a $13-million contract to Sikorsky Aircraft to provide field support, training...
September 1, 2012
An AgustaWestland AW109 hovers in the air in preparation for training Albanian Ministry of Defence pilots through FB Heliservices. The Albanian Ministry of Defence has...
September 1, 2012
The MD530F was selected for its hot and high performance. Shindand Air Base sits at 3,400 feet. Back on March 16, 2011, the Department of the Army announced that it had awarded MD Helicopters a $186-million contract to provide six MD530Fs (including critical spares) to be the Rotary Wing Primary Training Aircraft (RWPTA) in Afghanistan. The six aircraft procured for the Afghan Air Force are models s/n...
August 30, 2012
 The U.S. Army has contracted Kratos Defense & Security Solutions to service training systems for Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawks. The...
August 28, 2012
Enstrom Helicopter has handed over the last of 16 480B turbine trainers, which will double as utility platforms, to the Royal...
August 14, 2012
The UTair Training Center in Tyumen dates back to 1967, when it was a training facility unit for the Tyumen Civil Aviation Department. Later it developed into a Personnel Training Center (PTC) and was registered as a non-commercial partnership that soon grew into one of the largest civil aviation training centers in Russia. UTair Aviation and its subsidiaries, UTair Engineering and Center of Transport and...
August 9, 2012
Euless, Texas-based Aero Dynamix has installed night vision goggle (NVG) cockpit upgrades on three MD500s for an...
August 8, 2012
Sydney-based Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) has incorporated a Bell 206B-1 Kiowa simulator—which the Australian Army uses for initial Pilot...
August 8, 2012
Canada-based CAE has been in the business of developing simulation training since 1947, delivering more than 120 helicopter synthetic training devices, modeling a variety of helicopters from nine original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in both the civil and military markets. On July 20, CAE hosted Rotor & Wing at company headquarters in Montreal for the unveiling of the first full-motion 3000 Series...
August 7, 2012
The U.S. Marine Corps has extended the tour of duty for the unmanned Lockheed Martin/Kaman K-Max in Afghanistan. The unmanned aerial system (UAS) has delivered more than 1.6...
August 1, 2012
Portuguese Merlin EH101 inserts a protection force via fast roping during the EDA training exercise. Duke 21, you are cleared to proceed to the southern landing zone, Sabre. With that order, transmitted by the airborne mission commander working out of a Belgium Air Force A109B hovering just below a ridgeline with a view of the battlefield, two Austrian Air Force AB212s sped across the northern Portuguese...
August 1, 2012
Well it’s that time of year again when Reserve and National Guard aviators plan and execute their annual training plans. Many commercial pilots are members of the Reserve components and take time off of their flying jobs to “switch hats” and put on the green flight suit to serve their country. The difficulty with keeping current and proficient within the active duty flight regulations...
August 1, 2012
Safety is not an entity in and itself. Pilots need to develop a healthy perspective for safety, not think of it as an obstacle to mission accomplishment, but a means to mission accomplishment. I’d like to highlight the links among management, standardization, training and safety. These items “go hand in glove with mission accomplishment and cannot be separated.” One could define...
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