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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...
June 11, 2013
Canadian operator Cougar Helicopters has finished initial pilot qualification and night vision goggle (NVG) instructor pilot training courses from Night Flight...
May 10, 2013
Colorado Heli-Ops is expanding its helicopter fleet and services, following a move to a larger facility in November 2012...
April 25, 2013
Eurocopter China has donated an AS350 Ecureuil to the Civil Aviation Flight University of China (CADUC). The helicopter will be based at the university campus in Guanghan within the Sichuan Province. It will...
April 17, 2013
FlightSafety International has expanded the courses at its learning center in Dallas to include the Sikorsky S-76B. The company plans to...
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...
April 1, 2013
Walking through the long hallways of the Las Vegas Convention Center during HAI’s Heli-Expo in early March, I didn’t have to go far to see some sort of ongoing safety event. Whether it was a class on accident prevention, HFACS or safety management systems (SMS), the show was overwhelmingly conspicuous with safety awareness. I was impressed with the number of members who wanted to learn more...
April 1, 2013
TSI’s D Smith (left) presents Moral Courage award to Bond CEO Richard Mintern.  The U.S. Transportation Safety Institute (TSI), in partnership with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and HAI’s Safety Committee, presented the first ever “Moral Courage Award” to Bond Offshore Helicopters and the U.S. Coast Guard during a ceremony at Heli-Expo. TSI’s D Smith noted that...
April 1, 2013
When you first arrive at the Daytona Beach or Prescott campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), it does not take long to see that everyone there is well aware of safety management as they “Live the Safety Culture” every day. Dan McCune, vice president of safety, orchestrated the visit. I met McCune at a U.S. Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) safety management systems (SMS)...
March 25, 2013
ENAC, the Italian Civil Aviation Authority, has issued Level D certification for Rotorsim's CAE 3000 Series AW139 full-flight simulator (FFS). Rotorsim, a joint venture between CAE and AgustaWestland, currently has the new AW139...
March 19, 2013
Walking through the long hallways of the Las Vegas Convention Center during HAI’s Heli-Expo in early March, I didn’t have to go far to see some sort of ongoing safety event. Whether it was a class on accident prevention, HFACS or safety management systems (SMS), the show was overwhelmingly conspicuous with safety awareness. I was impressed with the number of members who wanted to learn more...
February 12, 2013
Dubendorf, Switzerland-based Elite Simulation Solutions has agreed to provide its Evolution S723T FNPT II to Starlite International Training...
February 12, 2013
Leadville, Colo.-based RAVCO has graduated eight foreign national military pilots from its first Spanish language mountain helicopter course. The three-week program, carried out at...
February 1, 2013
The conscientious helicopter pilot is almost always engaged in active accommodation of at least two completely separate sets of safety challenges. The first, of course, is the actual accomplishment of physical safety. The licensing and qualification mechanisms conventionally observed in U.S. helicopter operations ensure that legitimately experienced pilots are expected to be technically competent to safely...
January 22, 2013
McMinnville, Ore.-based Jerry Trimble Helicopters (JTH) is expanding its flight training operations to Texas...
January 1, 2013
CAE has an unparalleled breadth of experience in helicopter simulation, training and mission rehearsal. In fact, no other company has designed training systems for a greater variety of rotary wing platforms. CAE has simulated helicopters from virtually all the major manufacturers, including AgustaWestland, Bell Helicopter Textron, Boeing, Eurocopter, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Kaman, MD...
December 18, 2012
The 3rd Spatial Disorientation & Night Vision Training Workshop took place last week in Salzburg, Austria. Hosted by specialist training company AMST, the theme of the two-day conference was Accident Prevention and the Role of Synthetic Training Devices. Safety has become a growing concern for many in the military as budget cuts begin to restrict the number of actual flight hours pilots can spend in...
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