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June 1, 2008
Bell Helicopter is offering its training students the ability to obtain U.S. Sallie Mae financing for their training. Students at Bell’s Helicopter Training Academy at Alliance Airport north of Dallas can secure a Career Training Loan from SLM Financial, a Sallie Mae company. SLM has been providing loan products for students, consumers, and businesses for nearly 10 years. The Career Training...
June 1, 2008
Eurocopter, together with the government of France, plans to set up a flight training school in India, according to published reports. India’s The Economic Times quoted France’s transport minister last month as saying government officials are in the process of finalizing plans with the...
June 1, 2008
The Helicopter Assn International’s recent decision to change its rules to offer complementary, one-year memberships to flight students is aimed in part at helping former students of Silver State Helicopters and keeping the interest of those people in rotorcraft careers. The trade group in late April said any...
June 1, 2008
International safety advocates are encouraged by news that the rotorcraft industry in India is undertaking independent, third-party safety audits of helicopter operators. The news comes via the Rotary Wing Society of India in a message to leaders of the International Helicopter Safety Team. Indian industry has undertaken an effort that parallels that international group’s initiative, which aims to...
May 30, 2008
Sloane Helicopters has ordered a flight and navigation procedures trainer for the AgustaWestland A109E from the...
May 27, 2008
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson wants the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the abrupt Feb. 3 shutdown of Silver State Helicopters, according to The...
May 20, 2008
A San Francisco law firm has added two lenders to a lawsuit seeking to block loan collections against former students of Silver State Helicopters, according to The Sacramento Bee newspaper. Pinnacle...
May 15, 2008
Silver State Helicopters closed and locked its doors and filed for bankruptcy in February, leaving thousands of students owing loans and without their certificates. Now a California law firm, Pinnacle Law Group, has filed a proposed class-action suit against Cleveland, Ohio-based KeyBank, seeking to bar the financial institution from...
May 9, 2008
Silver State Helicopters’ fleet of more than 200 aircraft has been collected and assembled in Texas, where new owners are picking through the lot. Sky Helicopters in Garland, Texas...
May 7, 2008
In what may be a sign that big airlines are losing their fight for user fees, talks have broken down over new funding for the U.S. FAA. The Wall Street Journal reports recent attempts at a bipartisan compromise in...
April 18, 2008
The Helicopter Assn International (HAI) has modified its by-laws to bring more pilots and maintenance technicians into the fold. The new by-laws allow any pilot or technician to join the group provided the individual is “not an officer, director or majority owner of an organization...
April 15, 2008
FlightSafety International has broken ground for its new, 70,000-sq-ft. training center in Lafayette, La. Dubbed the company's Center of Excellence for rotorcraft training, the Lafayette Learning Center is scheduled to...
April 1, 2008
TRAINING Frasca International marked the 50th anniversary of its incorporation at Heli-Expo by delivering a flight training device (FTD) for the Eurocopter EC135 to Era Helicopters and booking an order for a similar device from Bristow Group. The Urbana, Ill. training products and services company is benefitting from rising demand from oil and gas companies for better-trained crews to fly their workers to...
April 1, 2008
Eurocopter is adding training capabilities in the United States to respond to long-term market needs and shorter-term opportunities. In the latter category, the manufacturer’s American Eurocopter unit in Grand Prairie, Texas is developing a turbine-transition course targeted at the hundreds of flight instructors thrown out of work by the February shutdown of Silver State Helicopters and its network...
April 1, 2008
Sorting Out Silver State’s Impact Flight schools, former students and employees, and lawyers are trying to sort out the implications of Silver State Helicopters’ shutdown. Some former staffers are seizing the opportunity created by the Feb. 3 shutdown to open their own flight schools. One group of former Silver State instructors has started Veracity Aviation at New Braunfels, Texas Municipal...
April 1, 2008
India Drops Tariffs on Simulators India’s latest national budget holds a special gift for aspiring helicopter pilots. The nation’s finance minister, Shri P. Chidambaram, has eliminated the import taxes on simulators used for helicopter training. That should help drop the cost of training in India, a helpful move considering the expected increasing demand for rotorcraft pilots in the near...
March 24, 2008
Aviation Today will host a webinar examining ongoing opportunities presented by the current helicopter boom and the potential impact of global economic turmoil on the industry. The webinar...
March 1, 2008
FLIGHT LINK HAS BEEN producing flight controls for PC- and Macintosh-based flight simulation programs like Microsoft Flight Simulator and X-Plane for more than 14 years. The aim of the Chico...
March 1, 2008
COMMERCIAL India’s government will now allow foreign investors to own 100 percent of the stock in helicopter operators in that nation. The Indian...
March 1, 2008
TRAINING Since the sudden, Feb. 3 shutdown of Silver State Helicopters nationwide network of flight training centers, phones have been ringing off the hook around the rotorcraft community. For flight schools, the closure of a big competitor means the opportunity to bring on Silver State’s former students and flight instructors. For operators, it means a newly enrich pool of experienced pilots...
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