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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
Aircraft Sales Brokers Austin Jet International 6501 Torrey Pines Austin, TX 78746 E-mail: helisales@austinjet.com Web: www.austinjet.com Phone: 512-292-7088 Fax: 512-233-2726 Heli-Lynx 684 Mud Street East, Hangar #1 Stoney Creek, ON, Canada L8J 3C9 E-mail: info@helilynx.com Web: www.helilynx.com Phone: 905-643-7334 Fax: 905-643-7223 Buyer’s Agents Austin Jet International 6501 Torrey Pines Austin...
December 1, 2008
A AAR Corp., 1100 North Wood Dale Road, Wood Dale, IL 60191; E-mail: paul.oppenheim@aarcorp.com; Web: www.aarcorp.com; Phone: 630-227-2000; Fax: 630-227-2039 Acadian Composites LLC, 301 W. Pont Des Mouton Road, Lafayette, LA 70507; E-mail: acsales@phihelico.com; Web: www.phihelico.com; Phone: 337-237-6070; Fax: 337-237-6560 Ace Technical Plastics, P.O. Box 4519, Hartford, CT 06117: E-mail...
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...
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...
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