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June 22, 2016
Bluedrop Training & Simulation will provide instructors and training for pilots and maintainers learning to operate the Royal Canadian Navy's new fleet of 28 Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclones, which are replacing Sikorsky Sea Kings...
April 14, 2016
Frasca International, Inc. has received an order for a Level 5 flight training device (FTD) for the EC135 helicopter from TKK, Tokyo...
April 8, 2016
Frasca International, Inc. has received an order for two helicopter flight training devices (FTD) for China Flying Dragon General Aviation Co. Ltd., in the Heilongjiang Province of China. The two S300/R44 FTDs will be convertible...
March 9, 2016
Reiser Simulation and Training GMBH has selected Quantum3D, Inc. to provide image generators and synthetic visual databases for Reiser's civil full-flight simulator (FFS) for 4t-class helicopters, the company said. The FFS will be...
March 8, 2016
Helicentre Aviation finalized plans to expand Cabri G2 operations in the U.S., according to a company press release. Company Chairman Chris Line and Precision Helicopters CEO David Rath agreed that Precision would provide Helicentre with...
February 19, 2016
Frasca International, Inc. will have three operational helicopter flight simulators on display and available for test flights at Heli-Expo. Attendees are invited to demo the simulators and meet with Frasca experts at the joint Frasca/HNZ Group exhibit 9256.  The three simulators include an AS350 B2/H125 Level 7 Flight Training Device (FTD) (the first Level 7 FTD to be certified in Canada), an R44...
February 18, 2016
Silverstone Helicopters, a joint venture between Sloane Helicopters and Fresh Air, has been awarded a contract by Silverstone Circuits to provide aviation services at the Northamptonshire race circuit. In addition to general aviation support at the circuit, Silverstone Helicopters will be...
February 17, 2016
Honeywell Aerospace has been awarded a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to continue improving three-dimensional visibility and safety for U.S. military helicopter pilots experiencing inclement weather and harsh environments. Among the visual challenges faced by pilots are issues with rain, snow, dust, fog and other elements that reduce the ability to fly and land.  ...
February 11, 2016
CAE USA has been authorized to proceed on the U.S. Navy MH-60R/S Tech Refresh program. Under terms of the contract, which was awarded as a base contract plus exercised options, CAE USA will perform a technology refresh on a range of U.S. Navy MH-60 Seahawk helicopter simulators and training systems. The initial base contract plus exercised options was included as part of CAE's second quarter fiscal year...
February 9, 2016
During a ceremony held Monday at Garrison Petawawa, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) formally graduated its first class of CH-147F Chinook helicopter aircrews who took part in the new, comprehensive Field Trials Course.   A total of 10 RCAF CH-147 Chinook aircrew—six first officers, two flight engineers and two loadmasters—officially graduated following an intensive 24-week course. The...
February 3, 2016
Frasca International, Inc. said that Sky Safari General Aviation Co, Ltd., in Shanghai, China, has taken delivery of a new Frasca R44 Level 5 Flight Training Device (FTD). The Frasca R44 FTD is a high-fidelity simulator for the Robinson R44 helicopter. The simulator cockpit replicates the R44 aircraft, including panels...
January 28, 2016
At a ceremony held today at Stavanger, Norway, Thales officially opened its Norway Training Centre, unveiling the first of several planned helicopter training programs.   Having received both the EASA FSTD (Flight Simulation Training Devices Operator) Operator, and Level D...
January 25, 2016
The offshore helicopter industry latest safety efforts includes the launched of collaborative research to further enhance pilot performance in the cockpit.   A safety priority across the industry is to optimise the training and tools provided to offshore crews, according to Gretchen Haskins, HeliOffshore's CEO. Haskins said the research, which began earlier this month, is aimed at understanding...
November 24, 2015
The FAA’s new focus on improving helicopter occupant survivability got a boost this week with the declaration by the Air Medical Operators Assn. (AMOA) that its members are committed to installing crash-resistant fuel systems on both new and existing helicopters. Current FAA rules only require such systems on helicopters type certificated after October 1994, but the National Transportation Safety...
October 30, 2015
Scores of police aviation crewmembers will get firsthand experience with simulated flight training for light helicopters when they visit Metro Aviation next week. Metro's Helicopter Flight Training Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, will host the Airborne Law Enforcement...
October 7, 2015
Reiser Simulation & Training aims to break into the full-flight simulator business with a contract to develop a Level D device for the ADAC HEMS Academy's EC145T2. The Berg, Germany, company began...
October 6, 2015
Sources tell R&WI that Sky Helicopters has won an FAA contract to provide flight training for the agency's aviation safety inspectors in the Robinson Helicopter R44. The company will provide the "Helicopter Indoctrination...
September 28, 2015
Frasca International has delivered what it says is the first full-flight simulator for the Bell 407GX to Bell Helicopter's training academy. The simulator features Frasca's TruVision Global visual...
September 18, 2015
Transport Canada has certified two simulators housed at Metro Aviation's Helicopter Flight Training Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. The EC135 Level-D full-motion simulator and the AS350 Level-7 flight-training device will now both count toward full...
July 15, 2015
FlightSafety International is targeting new, advanced, full-flight simulators for single-engine helicopters for a center it is building adjacent to Denver International Airport. While the LaGuardia Airport-based training company said this week that the sims could serve law...
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