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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...
March 1, 2008
PRODUCTS | AIRFRAMES Silver State Helicopters’ pending liquidation will put 215 helicopters on the used market, but that is not expected to swamp the market or sink used-aircraft prices. There are two reasons for that. One is that the market is hungry for good used aircraft, with airframe manufacturers reporting waits of a year or more for new aircraft delivery slots. Demand for Robinson Helicopters...
March 1, 2008
In a shocking move that was weeks in the making, Silver State Helicopters shut its more than 40 facilities last month and sought a court-supervised liquidation. The North Las Vegas, Nev.-based company said it shut down all operations at 1733 PST Feb. 3 due to a "rapid, unprecedented downturn in the U.S. credit markets, which severely curtailed the availability of student loans." Silver State...
February 21, 2008
Elite Helicopter Services of Englewood, Colo. has added an Enstrom Helicopter 280FX to its fleet. The company, based at Centennial...
February 8, 2008
U.S. criminal investigators are delving into the records and operations of Van Nevel Helicopters and its affiliates. Investigators from the FBI, the U.S. Justice Dept., and the U.S. Transportation Dept.'s inspector general's office (which, in part, investigates criminal...
February 5, 2008
Silver State Helicopters late yesterday confirmed it is seeking liquidation under U.S. bankruptcy laws. That virtually assures that students and other customers, employees, and vendors will recover little or no money owed them. North Las Vegas-based Silver State confirmed that it closed all operations at 5:33 pm...
February 4, 2008
Staff and students of Silver State Helicopters are scrambling to figure out what is going on with that training outfit. The day opened with reports of an imminent suspension of operations by the North Las Vegas, Nev.-based company, which has about 700 employees, more than 2,000 students, and flight schools throughout the United States. Consquently...
February 4, 2008
The U.S. FAA is proceeding with plans to draft basic standards for low-cost flight recorders for helicopters. The effort is aimed at correcting a shortcoming identified by the International Helicopter Safety Team: the paucity of information on what was happening in the...
January 31, 2008
India's government will now allow foreign investors to own 100 percent of the stock in helicopter operators in that nation. The Indian Cabinet today also...
January 7, 2008
International efforts to dramatically improve helicopter safety face a fundamental challenge: no one can state definitively the safety level of operations today. The benchmark of aviation safety discussions is the safety rate, i.e. accidents (or incidents) per some standard...
January 1, 2008
FlightSafety, the world’s foremost aviation training company, delivers another first this year with the projected opening in late 2008 of a new Learning Center devoted principally to training for offshore operations. The center, positioned in Lafayette, Louisiana, to serve the Gulf of Mexico offshore helicopter industry, will customize its training to address the specific challenges offshore...
December 5, 2007
An international coalition is urging helicopter operators to adopt safety management systems as a means of improving rotorcraft safety. The International Helicopter Safety Team, launched in 2005 to cut helicopter...
November 15, 2007
Bristow Group has expanded its training division with the acquisition of New Iberia, La.-based Vortex Helicopters for about $2.5 million...
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