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February 29, 2012
American Eurocopter has reached an agreement with Metro Aviation to supply AS350 flight simulator training for Metro pilots. The U.S. arm of the helicopter maker has an AS350 Level B-approved simulator at its facility in Grand...
February 12, 2012
HAI is hosting an inspection authorization renewal course on Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 8 a.m. to noon. “Why SMS in Maintenance” will feature...
February 11, 2012
FlightSafety International continues to expand its support for the helicopter industry with investments in new simulators, training programs and visual systems. The number of training events FlightSafety provides to helicopter operators has increased steadily in the past five years as a result of the company’s ongoing investment in new training programs, simulators and facilities. During this period...
December 3, 2011
Helicopter flight training at Kansas State University is getting a boost through a partnership with Universal Helicopters. “The partnership initially will bring in three helicopters...
December 3, 2011
Big Bend Community College and Inland Helicopters of Spokane have partnered to train a new generation of helicopter pilots. The new pilot...
April 4, 2011
Boise, Idaho-based Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) has received a contract to continue providing night vision goggle...
April 4, 2011
This month I decided to take a different direction in discussing aviation safety by writing about HAI’s Heli-Expo in March. I was part of the Rotor & Wing editorial team covering the event and spent much of my time at the magazine’s booth talking to pilots, manufacturers, safety officers and other aviation safety enthusiasts. All one has to do is walk around the display areas to see how...
April 1, 2011
Mike Franz with students attending his “Clarification and Enhancement of Aeronautical Knowledge” course at Colorado HeliOps. Over the past 43 years, Mike Franz has had a good look at the efficiency of maneuvers-based training (MBT) methods. Flying for the U.S. Army in Vietnam, and as chief pilot, pilot instructor and director of operations for Florida-based civilian operators, he’s...
April 1, 2011
CAE to Provide S-76 Sim Training Under a partnership with Brazil’s Líder Aviação, CAE is planning to form a joint venture dedicated to providing simulation-based pilot training in South America. The venture will employ a Level D CAE 3000 Series full flight simulator to train on the Sikorsky S-76C++ starting in early 2012. The FFS, which will also supply S-76A, B and C+ training...
March 28, 2011
CAE and AgustaWestland consortium Rotorsim is planning to incorporate a new CAE 3000 Series AW139 fill flight simulator into...
March 1, 2011
Eurocopter officially opened its North Sea support and service center on February 1 in Aberdeen, Scotland. The complex represents a £10 million investment by Eurocopter and took two-and-a-half years to complete. It covers 53,820 square feet (5,000 square meters). The manufacturer designed the center with expansion in mind, and there is space for a second simulator (possibly an EC175 sim) alongside...
March 1, 2011
Jacksonville, Fla.-based Sterling Flight Training has taken delivery of a Robinson R44 that will be used for primary and advanced training. The company received the Raven II...
February 1, 2011
Robinson Helicopter’s R66 Turbine was awarded an FAA type certificate on Oct. 25, 2010, and, based upon the 100 units already on order, is expected to be as popular as its top-selling piston stablemate, the R44. Base price for the five-seat, single-engine helicopter is $790,000. Okay, I’ll tell you up front that I’ve never avoided a chance to check out a helicopter, even a bad one...
January 26, 2011
Mauna Loa Helicopters has obtained U.S. Department of Homeland Security approval to issue I-20 applications for F-1 visas to international...
December 20, 2010
Canada’s CHC Helicopter has reached an agreement transfer all of its helicopter flight training...
December 1, 2010
Eurocopter Introduces Full Mission Trainer American Eurocopter has introduced a new dimension in flight simulators at its Grand Prairie, Texas training center. Referred to as the AS350 Full Mission Trainer, the one-of-a-kind system takes simulated flying two steps past the usual fare of pilot training, by adding fully interactive positions that permit a tactical flight officer or copilot (left seat), and a...
November 1, 2010
   The simple but sophisticated TH-1H glass cockpit. Three MFDs define the clean panel layout with the center MFD serving as an aircraft systems instrumentation and fuel display. Amid a sea of green there is this small Air Force blue unit charged with responsibility of providing helicopter flight training for all undergraduate pilots proceeding to flying careers in the Air Force’s UH-1N Huey...
September 1, 2010
More than 5,000 words of direct quotations from the Rotor & Wing 2010 Safety and Training Summit...
August 9, 2010
Two new video clips—featuring Cass Howell, dean of aviation at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Jerry Allen...
August 5, 2010
More than 5,000 words of direct quotations from the Rotor & Wing 2010 Safety and Training Summit are now available through a web-only...
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