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June 1, 2016
Enstrom Helicopter has resumed flight tests of its TH-180 with a May 26 flight of the second prototype and the objective of pursuing an accelerated schedule for certification of the two-seat, piston-powered trainer.    The wholly owned subsidiary of Chongqing General Aviation Group said test pilot and Senior Technical Fellow William Taylor took the No. 2 TH-180, registration N181TH...
May 31, 2016
Professional Helicopter Services has signed a letter of intent for three Bell Helicopter 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters. PHS...
April 20, 2016
Helicopter Services, a U.K.-based flight training school, has added a Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter to its fleet. The Wycombe Air Park-based operator already provides private, commercial, instrument and instructor flight training. Its mixed...
April 15, 2016
Helicopter flight instructor candidates in the U.S. no longer must demonstrate straight-in or 180-deg autorotations during their CFI practical tests, according to a March 22 FAA decision.    According to the agency's updated Flight Instructor Practical Test Standards (PTS) for Rotorcraft (Helicopter and Gyroplane), a designated pilot examiner may at his or her discretion accept a logbook...
March 25, 2016
Two retired Bell Helicopter employees have been honored with FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot awards, which recognize pilots who have demonstrated professionalism, skill and aviation...
March 23, 2016
Raj Helweg, chief pilot of Air Methods, has been named the new industry co-chairman of the United States Helicopter Safety Team. The USHST was formed in 2013 as a regional partner within the International...
November 16, 2015
HNZ Group will suspend monthly dividend payments following an $8 million net loss in the quarter that ended Sept. 30. The Montreal-based company said that payments would stop after the December dividend is paid on Jan. 15. The company’s third quarter is “normally a seasonally strong” one, said HNZ President/CEO Don Wall. (The company reported a net income of $9.58 million in 2014’s...
September 17, 2015
Four U.S. aviation associations plan to call formally on the FAA by Oct. 1 to ease the process for certifying single-engine helicopters for instrument flight rule (IFR) operations. That's when they plan...
August 12, 2015
Whirly-Girls International is offering 17 scholarships for women in the helicopter industry this year. New scholarships this year include one for a helicopter instrument rating sponsored by Guidance Aviation in Prescott, Ariz.; another for a...
June 29, 2015
Helicopter flight schools in Arizona, Florida, Texas and Washington have been ordered to stop enrolling military veterans as new students, according to media reports. The Los Angeles Times described the move as “part of...
June 11, 2015
Aiming to boost the interest of U.S. children in the sciences, Sikorsky Aircraft is challenging children to design an eco-friendly helicopter that addresses potential challenges of 2050. The fifth annual Sikorsky Helicopter 2050 Program and Challenge, which kicked off June 1 and will run...
May 5, 2014
The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) has released a follow-up report to its initial helicopter accident analysis from 2011. The report, conducted by the U.S. Joint Helicopter Implementation Measurement Data Analysis Team (JHIMDAT), analyzes U.S. civil helicopter accidents from 2009 to 2011, and...
February 26, 2014
At Heli-Expo 2014 in Anaheim, Enstrom Helicopter of Menominee, Mich., pulled the wraps off of a brand new design – a two-seat, piston helicopter. The aircraft, dubbed the TH180, shares the same general shape of the larger three- and five-seat Enstrom products, but scaled down to accommodate just two people. “The TH180 is designed primarily as a training...
February 1, 2014
Cabri in operation with a Swiss training provider. Since the first Guimbal Cabri G2 was delivered in 2008, the new piston single has progressively gathered acceptance among pilot training organizations. It seems the two-seater has achieved its main goal – providing a modern platform for ab initio helicopter training. Moreover, despite some teething troubles, operators appear happy with customer...
December 12, 2013
Robinson has received an order from Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Universal Helicopters for four R44s...
October 1, 2013
Ansat at MAKS 2013. Courtesy of Russian Helicopters Russian Helicopters has received the type certificate for the Ansat light helicopter with hydro-mechanical controls from the...
August 8, 2013
Details are coming together for the 2014 version of the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) Worldwide Helicopter Safety Symposium, scheduled to take place Feb. 27-28 after Heli-Expo 2014 in Anaheim, Calif. Robinson CEO Kurt Robinson and NTSB...
August 1, 2013
Hubi-Fly Robinson R44 landing during  Helidays 2011 in Gmunden, Austria. In following up last year’s effort with Part Two of the Rotorcraft Training Guide (see 2012 Guide for Part 1), we look outside the U.S. to the rest of the world, including other countries located in Europe, Middle East, sub Saharan continent and bordering the Pacific region. They include the satellite facilities of the...
July 10, 2013
Finland-based Coptersafety has reached an agreement with CAE and AgustaWestland to purchase a 3000 Series full-flight simulator (FFS) for AW139 pilot and crew training. The...
June 14, 2013
Chandler, Ariz.-based Pylon Aviation has placed a $20-million order for six AS350s from American Eurocopter, consisting of a pair of...
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