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December 11, 2012
The International Helicopter Safety Team has appointed Robinson Helicopter President Kurt Robinson to its executive committee. Representatives from...
December 6, 2012
In a spread of contracts valued at around $70 million announced by global simulation and training organization CAE, there is one requirement for the development of two MH-60R tactical operational flight trainers (TOFT) for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The RAN will buy 24 MH-60Rs from Sikorsky with the first two deliveries scheduled for 2014. The contract originates with the United States through the...
November 28, 2012
Bangladesh is featuring in Eurocopter’s Asian business expansion with the announcement that the company has delivered its first ever Eurocopter-built rotorcraft—two AS365 N3+ Dauphins—to the Bangladesh Army. The helicopters will be used for multi-role transportation as well as for United Nations (UN) humanitarian missions. Bangladesh Army pilots attended ground school training at...
November 26, 2012
One result of the European Defence Agency’s examination in November of the options for member nations to pool and share resources is that several states have shown interest in “cooperating in the testing phase or the pooling of spare parts for the NH90.” According to EDA CEO Claude-France Arnould, this could take the shape of “bilateral...
November 12, 2012
Canada’s SAIT Polytechnic has strengthened its partnership with Bell Helicopter to include maintenance training, repair training and certification courses at the Art Smith Aero...
November 7, 2012
The use of helicopters to fight high-rise fires, defined as being over seven stories, can cause more harm than good if operators are not properly trained, according to Glenn Daley of the New York Police Department. Daley was one of several speakers at the “High-Rise Aerial Firefighting and Rescue” conference held during the fifth biennial Dubai Helishow on November 6. For example, he noted, the...
November 2, 2012
To meet the needs of the growing Latin American helicopter market, AeroSimulators has unveiled a new website focused on...
October 30, 2012
Canadian training and simulation provider CAE’s Bell training center in Toluca, Mexico has obtained FAA Level D qualification...
October 29, 2012
Germany-based Osimco has introduced a new cockpit simulation product catalog that will focus on medium and heavy-lift...
October 26, 2012
Denver-based Colorado Heli-Ops has expanded its office by moving across the runway at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (KBJC). The...
October 23, 2012
Oviedo, Fla.-based Elite Simulation Solutions has released three new helicopter simulation devices, two of which are based on Eurocopter variants. The MH-350 open cockpit trainer is modeled after the AS350B. Similar to...
October 23, 2012
The U.S. Department of Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) will be sponsoring a new award this year called the Moral Courage award. The recognition is the “brainchild” of D. Smith (Acting Aviation Division Chief of TSI). In the aviation community, there are multiple rotorcraft aviation safety awards presented each year to various individuals and organizations. However, none of the existing...
October 12, 2012
Nagoya, Japan will host several Eurocopter variants during the 2012 Japan International Aerospace Exhibition, which runs through...
October 9, 2012
The U.S. Marine Corps has issued a $44-million contract to Bell Helicopter for the procurement of two UH-1Y...
October 9, 2012
  Mi-8 (left) and Mi-26 trainers   The UTair Training Center in Tyumen dates back to 1967, when it was a training facility unit for the Tyumen Civil Aviation Department. Later it developed into a Personnel Training Center (PTC) and was registered as a non-commercial partnership that soon grew into one of the largest civil aviation training centers in Russia. UTair Aviation and its subsidiaries...
October 5, 2012
Englewood, Colo.-based Air Methods Corp. has opened the doors of its 14,000-square-foot center dedicated to aviation, medical and maintenance training technology. The facility, located in...
October 1, 2012
Russian Helicopters and CAE have agreed to work together toward developing training and simulation programs for pilots, mechanics and other operators of Russian-built...
September 17, 2012
Russian Helicopters and CAE have agreed to work together toward developing training and simulation programs for pilots, mechanics and other operators of Russian-built rotorcraft...
September 11, 2012
Finmeccanica subsidiary AgustaWestland has partnered with two companies in South Korea. The manufacturer plans to establish a series of military training and service centers with Dodaam Systems Co., a training and simulation provider for the defense industry. AgustaWestland has also teamed with Firstec Co. covering security equipment...
September 11, 2012
Lake Charles, La.-based Era Training Center has received FAR Part 142 approval for its training program for the AgustaWestland AW139. The approval gives Era the ability to issue pilot certificates following ground instruction and training in the flight simulator training device...
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