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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...
September 24, 2008
The Brazilian Helicopter Service (BHS) performs a lot of offshore petroleum trips and has selected an Elite S623 simulator to both train its pilots and offer them currency training. The S623 is manufactured by Zurich-based Elite...
September 23, 2008
The company recently unveiled its plans for a new European headquarters and training academy in Aberdeen. The facility will be located at Kirkhill Commercial...
September 1, 2008
COMMERCIAL Era Helicopters’ new training center in Lake Charles, La. has obtained Level 6 qualification from the FAA for its EC135 CPDS P2+ flight simulator training device. Built by Frasca International, the EC135 device offers an...
September 1, 2008
TRAINING Rotorsim, the consortium owned equally by CAE and AgustaWestland, has signed contracts with the Netherlands defense ministry to provide comprehensive NH90 helicopter training systems and services. The total value of the...
September 1, 2008
Pilot Responsibility — Where Has it Gone? Where is the FAA? That’s the question we all ask following an aircraft mishap. But the question that really should be asked is, where is pilot responsibility in general aviation these days? We all rely on the FAA to answer all of our safety and policy questions and to solve the problems that plague the general aviation industry. What do we want FAA...
July 30, 2008
Gulf Helicopters is purchasing an AW139 simulator from the U.K. vendor cueSim, according to The Gulf Times. The Doha, Qatar newspaper quoted Gulf Helicopters as saying...
July 1, 2008
TRAINING FB Heliservices has won a contract from AgustaWestland to provide training services for pilots outside the United Kingdom. The contract in...
June 12, 2008
FB Heliservices has won a contract from AgustaWestland to provide training services for pilots outside the United Kingdom. The contract in support of AW...
June 1, 2008
Frasca International has delivered two flight training devices (FTDs) for the Bell Helicopter Model 206B for the U.S. Air Force to use in training Iraqi air force pilots. These FTDs delivered to Kirkuk Air Base, about 145 nm (270 km) north of Baghdad, are part of an August 2007 order for nine to be used for training pilots for both rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft. The order includes...
June 1, 2008
Training service partners AgustaWestland and CAE are debating whether to install their second AW139 simulator at the former’s Philadelphia plant or the latter’s N.J. training center. The companies have installed FAA- and European Joint Aviation Authorities-certificated Level D simulators for the AW139 and the A109E Power at their Rotorsim joint venture in Sesto Calende, Italy. The simulators are...
April 1, 2008
Eurocopter is adding training capabilities in the United States to respond to long-term market needs and shorter-term opportunities. In the latter category, the manufacturer’s American Eurocopter unit in Grand Prairie, Texas is developing a turbine-transition course targeted at the hundreds of flight instructors thrown out of work by the February shutdown of Silver State Helicopters and its network...
March 1, 2008
AEROSIMULATORS FOCUSES ON DEVELOPING COST-EFFECTIVE HELICOPter simulators and related systems. At Booth 50 in the static area, the company is displaying its Gimbal Imaging System Trainer (GIST), which simulates a...
March 1, 2008
FLIGHT LINK HAS BEEN producing flight controls for PC- and Macintosh-based flight simulation programs like Microsoft Flight Simulator and X-Plane for more than 14 years. The aim of the Chico...
March 1, 2008
COULD RUDY FRASCA HAVE IMAGined where the helicopter training market would go in half a century? The Urbana, Ill.-based company comes to Houston marking its 50th anniversary, a milestone it will be celebrating here at Heli-Expo and throughout the coming year. "I’m extremely proud of where we are today and the positive impact we’ve had on flight training worldwide," said Frasca...
January 1, 2008
FlightSafety, the world’s foremost aviation training company, delivers another first this year with the projected opening in late 2008 of a new Learning Center devoted principally to training for offshore operations. The center, positioned in Lafayette, Louisiana, to serve the Gulf of Mexico offshore helicopter industry, will customize its training to address the specific challenges offshore...
December 11, 2007
Era Helicopters is setting up a new training facility in Lake Charles, La. The 7,964-sq-ft Era Training Center, set to open by March 31 next...
November 1, 2007
TRAINING The oil and gas industry has decided to abandon flight hours as the prime benchmark for hiring pilots to support its operations. It now wants competency-based flight training that would allow qualified individuals to move into jobs flying multi-pilot helicopters without having to accumulate 1,000 hr or more of flying experience. Such training is routinely used for pilot advancement. "What we...
November 1, 2007
IT WAS IN THE 1920S WHEN THE TINY, WOODEN, SINGLE-SEAT LINK trainer became one of the world’s first flight simulators. Its main purpose was to familiarize student pilots with an airplane’s primary flight controls and the results that could be expected from various inputs. By 1948, flight deck mock-ups were replicating actual aircraft cockpits, complete with electrically driven analog...
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