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June 23, 2015
Airbus Helicopters has opened a new training facility next to the company’s product development and production facility in Donauwörth, Germany. The Training Academy has two full-flight simulators for the product family of the H135 and the H145 rotorcraft, along with full scale Maintenance Training Devices that provide technicians with hands-on...
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...
June 3, 2015
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is investing £51 million in a new synthetic training system developed by Lockheed Martin for the Royal Air Force’s Chinook Mk6 helicopter. Lockheed Martin will design and build a purpose-built training facility at RAF Odiham in Hampshire, the home of the Chinook fleet, that will prepare pilots and crew for deployment on...
June 2, 2015
During CANSEC, Canada's premiere defence trade show, CAE announced that a comprehensive suite of CH-147F Chinook simulators and training devices has completed on-site acceptance testing at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Petawawa and is now ready for use by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).   Photo courtesy of CAE The RCAF has begun interim pilot training using the CH-147F weapon systems trainer (WST)...
June 1, 2015
CAE will develop a new simulator training center for Cougar Helicopters with backing from offshore oil and gas companies and a Canadian R&D incubator, according to the government of the Canadian province Newfoundland and Labrador. The province said the center’s simulator “will provide unprecedented realism for offshore facilities...
April 8, 2015
At HAI Heli-Expo 2015 in Orlando, Fla., Frasca International showcased its new TruFlite R44 Flight Training Device (FTD). Incorporating many features from Frasca’s higher-end Full Flight Simulators (FFS), the TruFlite is marketed as a much more realistic training experience than other FTDs on the market today. Rotor & Wing was invited to test out the FTD and talk to Frasca representatives about...
April 7, 2015
Horizon International Flight Academy LLC of the United Arab Emirates has placed an order with FRASCA International, Inc. of Urbana, Ill. for a Bell 407 Flight Navigation Procedures Trainer (FNPT) II (“simulator”). The simulator will be configured as a Bell 407 Helicopter and will feature...
April 2, 2015
AgustaWestland has announced the availability of a new AW169 Flight Training Device (FTD) at its A. Marchetti Training Academy in Sesto Calende, Italy. The device has been certified by a joint European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) team to FTD Level 2 as per CS-FSTD(H), the certification specification for Helicopter Flight Simulation Training Devices.  ...
March 23, 2015
Airbus Helicopters has initiated a month-long customer tour in Brazil of its H145. During visits to the cities of São Paulo, Curitiba, Brasília, Belo Horizonte and Rio de Janeiro, the H145 will be presented to civilian and offshore operators, along with governmental and military agencies.   Photo by Jay Miller, courtesy of Airbus Helicopters The H145 – previously known as the EC145...
March 18, 2015
AgustaWestland's Malaysian Training Academy will receive an AW139 Maintenance Trainer Simulator later this year. This will enable practical elements of AW139 airframe and avionics courses to be undertaken in Malaysia by customers in the region. The full aircraft maintenance trainer simulator...
March 5, 2015
FRASCA International, Inc, of Urbana, Ill. has contracted with international helicopter transportation operator HNZ Group Inc. of Montreal, Canada for the supply of an AS350 Level 7 Flight Training Device (FTD). The AS350B FTD will be installed inside the airport terminal at Edmonton International Airport and will be used for initial and recurrent training for pilots flying demanding missions in remote...
February 24, 2015
FRASCA International, Inc. of Urbana, Ill. will be displaying two helicopter flight simulators at HAI Heli-Expo 2015 (March 3-5, in Orlando, Fla. - booth #5031). Both simulators are newly developed and feature enhanced training features and technology. FRASCA's new TruFlite R44 Flight Training Device (FTD) is a high fidelity simulator for the Robinson R44 helicopter. “Last year during the HAI...
February 10, 2015
The Bell Helicopter and Boeing V-22 team recently delivered two MV-22 Osprey flight training simulators to the HMX-1 Presidential Air Lift Squadron, providing Marine aviators with the ability to more efficiently train for their "critical and highly visible transport mission," Boeing said. With the simulators installed at the squadron's headquarters in Quantico...
February 2, 2015
AMST’s Desdemona dynamic and tactical flight simulator used by the RNLAF.  Photos courtesy AMST What is spatial disorientation (SD)? Strictly defined, it is the inability of a person to correctly determine his body position in space. In a helicopter or aircraft, that can quickly lead to fatal consequences. The fourth Spatial Disorientation and Night Vision Training Workshop, held in Salzburg...
January 26, 2015
Heli Aviation, LLC, located at Sarasota International Airport, has significantly enhanced its helicopter flight training capabilities with a twin-turbine, dual control, advanced aviation training device (AATD) by ELITE Simulation Solutions. The ELITE S623T is a full crew resource management (CRM) trainer and...
January 21, 2015
The AS365 Dauphin rotorcraft full-flight simulator at Airbus Helicopters’ Singapore-based training center has been upgraded to provide highly realistic training in both day and night search and rescue (SAR) operations, offering pilots the unique capability to safely practice these demanding life-saving missions. The upgrade was made by Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia at its Seletar Aerospace Park...
January 13, 2015
Precision Flight Controls, Inc. (PFC) has entered an agreement with Ryan Aerospace Pty Ltd of Southport, Australia to develop and produce helicopter aviation training devices. Systems simulating the Robinson R22, R44, R66 and Bell Jet Ranger 206 and 407 model helicopters will be the first systems developed. PFC will distribute the new systems through their worldwide...
January 13, 2015
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. has been contracted by the U.S. Army to provide two Maintenance Blended Reconfigurable Aviation Trainer (MBRAT) Virtual Immersive Environment (VIE) training systems with the CH-47F Chinook Avionics configuration. The order is valued at approximately $1.4 million, including life cycle support services...
December 29, 2014
FlightSafety International will soon offer simulator training for the Airbus EC145 helicopter. Currently under design and development, the new FS1000 simulator for the EC145 is expected to receive Level D qualification and enter service early in 2016. The new FS1000 is equipped with FlightSafety’s VITAL 1100 visual system and Crewview glass mirror with a 200 x 60 degree field of view and 60-inch...
December 9, 2014
Depiction of the Reality H FFS. Image courtesy Thales Australian aeromedical rapid response group CareFlight has teamed with simulator manufacturer Thales Australia to establish the country’s first AgustaWestland AW139 civil helicopter training center. The facility will be located at CareFlight’s aeromedical training academy at Brisbane International Airport, which is operated in conjunction...
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