Rotor & Wing Magazine :: Training :: Simulators

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June 1, 2009
TRAINING | SAFETY Denver, Colo., known as the Mile High City, was an appropriate setting for Rotor & Wing’s first annual Safety & Training Summit. The interactive seminar, which was held April 27 and 28 at the Hyatt Tech Center hotel, drew a wide variety of aviators, operations managers and administrators from every aspect of the helicopter community. Attendees had an opportunity to hear and...
May 1, 2009
BDUs vs. Blue Jeans I said I was going to stay away from this subject, but darned if it doesn’t keep coming up. So, since this issue of Rotor & Wing will be handed out the annual Army Aviation Association of America conference (aka Quad-A), I’m going to address the age-old contention that military-trained pilots are usually, if not always, better then civilian-trained pilots. This way, our...
May 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL | SIMULATOR Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) will train on AgustaWestland’s AW109 Power Level D full flight simulator. The device is based at the Alessandro Marchetti Training...
April 9, 2009
The new EC135/EC145 flight training device (FTD) will be used to train STAT-MedEvac pilots. American Eurocopter began operating the simulator in December 2008, with...
April 2, 2009
With the upcoming debut of their new GAT-II HELO flight training device at the Safety & Training Summit 2009 on April 27th and 28th in Denver, Colorado, the FAA officially extends its Airman...
March 1, 2009
Human factors is the science of understanding the relationships of people, machines and technology. It recognizes the possibility of human error, and allows us the opportunity to identify this threat and resolve it before it becomes an incident or an accident. I recall my first cockpit resource management (CRM) course as a HH65A U.S. Coast Guard Dolphin pilot during the 1980s. The airlines had discovered...
January 30, 2009
Eurocopter UK announced that it will break ground on a new service and simulator facility at Kirkhill Commercial Park...
January 1, 2009
FlightSafety, the world’s foremost aviation training company, greatly expands its rotorcraft training capacity with its newest Learning Center at Lafayette, Louisiana. The new center devotes its efforts exclusively to helicopter safety, providing a broad range of mission-specific training for offshore operations, EMS, law enforcement, newsgathering and more. "This state-of-the-art facility...
December 19, 2008
American Eurocopter now has its first full-motion, full-visual simulator on duty for its popular EC135/145 model helicopters. "This is a tremendous milestone for our training department,” said...
December 10, 2008
Marine Corps aircrews training at Camp Lejeune, N.C. are now able to participate in water egress training in the service’s first indoor helicopter “dunker.” The new device...
December 9, 2008
Bristow Helicopters, an affiliate of Bristow Group Inc., has purchased Severn Aviation, a provider of multi-engine instrument flight training at Gloucestershire Airport (EGBJ) in Cheltenham, 90 mi. west of...
December 1, 2008
PRODUCTS Simulator experts Flight Safety International (FSI) of Lafayette, La. and Frasca International (FI) of Flushing, N.Y., joined forces to produce a simulation of the Eurocopter AS350 A-Star. They brought the system to the Air Medical Transport Conference in Minneapolis, October 20-22, for attendees to examine. Rotor & Wing accepted a special invitation to take it for an evaluation spin. Being a...
December 1, 2008
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December 1, 2008
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November 21, 2008
Utah Helicopter and the city of Pocatello, Idaho signed a lease for a new facility at the Pocatello Regional...
November 20, 2008
Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECT) signed a contract with Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA), the largest helicopter operation in the Middle East, to provide their pilots with...
November 1, 2008
Carson Helicopters’ firefighting contract with the U.S. Forest Service has been temporarily suspended by the USFS due to an aircraft weight issue. The contract requires the company to declare the weight of each helicopter to help project payload capabilities. But during an investigation into the fatal crash of a CH helicopter on Aug. 5, one of CH’s other 12,000-lb S-61s was found to be 400 lb...
October 22, 2008
Flight Safety International has partnered with flight simulator manufacturer Frasca to place light turbine simulators in many of FSI’s training centers...
October 17, 2008
The three flight training devices are to be developed and built by Frasca for FAA Level 7 Helicopter FTDs. The devices include models for an AS-350B2, a Bell 206B/206L and a...
October 3, 2008
In a joint venture with CAE Canada and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, India will open a helicopter-training center in Bangalore. The joint...
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