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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...
November 1, 2007
Despite CAE’s initial reticence on the matter, the global training and simulation company has agreed with Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. to open a helicopter training center in Bangalore, India. The center is to be equally owned by Hindustan and Montreal-based CAE. It is expected to open in late 2008 and will provide training to civil and military pilots and also provide maintenance...
November 1, 2007
Elbit Systems has designed full-motion simulators for Mil Mi-8s and Mi-24s that are intended to provide cost-effective, full security, initial and recurrent training based on accurate replication of the actual helicopter and...
November 1, 2007
FlightSafety International is adding a new center dedicated to offshore helicopter training. Training at the new, 70,000-sq-ft Learning Center in Lafayette, La. is to begin in 2008. The facility is designed to accommodate up to eight full flight simulators and will feature advanced-technology training devices and classrooms equipped with...
November 1, 2007
Bristow Group, adding to its investment in the global training division it expanded with the purchase earlier this year of Helicopter Adventures, Inc., is purchasing full-flight, state-of-the-art flight...
October 1, 2007
TRAINING/SIMULATORS Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. was apparently ready to announce a partnership with CAE to launch a simulator-equipped flight school in Bangalore, India next September 2008. But the...
October 1, 2007
TRAINING/SIMULATORS Frasca International will supply Bell Helicopter 206 and UH-1 flight training devices to help the U.S. Army train Iraqi air force pilots. Under a foreign military sales contract with the Army’s simulation, training, and instrumentation office...
October 1, 2007
CIVIL Frasca International has a contract to sell Houston-based Bristow Group two full-flight simulators approved by Europe’s Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA). The units are to simulate the Eurocopter EC225 and the Sikorsky Aircraft S-92. Bristow Group will use the simulators in training operations in Aberdeen, Scotland "As Bristow Group continues to make substantial investments in its fleet...
October 1, 2007
IN THE LAST COLUMN, I REVIEWED the lessons I learned from my accident in an emergency medical service helicopter and shared how I regained my confidence and returned to the cockpit in a paying job ("The Hidden Cost of an Accident," August 2007, page 62). This month, I will revisit the cause of my accident, along with the sequence of events, and choices, that led to my inadvertent encounter with...
September 1, 2007
Malaysian School Adds To EC120 Trainer Fleet Malaysia’s Integrated Training & Services Sdn Bhd ordered two EC120Bs from Eurocopter at the Paris Air Show in June. One of the leading helicopter training programs in Malaysia and the Southeast Asian region, Integrated Training is expanding its operations to meet what it says is growing demand for helicopter training. It has contracts from...
August 17, 2007
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. in conjunction with Canadian Aviation Electronics is ready to launch a simulation school in Bangalore in September 2008, according to The...
August 8, 2007
In an effort to continue to improve helicopter education nationwide, Helicopter Foundation International (HFI), a Helicopter Association International (HAI) affiliated organization, is bringing its Professional Education Series to the West...
August 1, 2007
TRADITIONALLY, WE TELL YOU WHAT we’ve placed on the monthly issue’s cover in a sentence or two on our Table of Contents page. That would have been a challenge this month, since our cover is made up of a selection of 49 covers that have appeared on Rotor & Wing since it went into business with the January 1967 issue. Why not 40 covers for 40 years? That was the initial plan. But in reviewing...
June 1, 2007
WIND IS DEFINED BY WEBSTER’S dictionary as a strong current of air. Although simple in definition, the effects of wind on an aircraft can be profound. To a pilot wind can be a friend or a foe, depending on its direction. Yet pilots seem to underestimate the consequences of this natural force fairly often. According to the NTSB, during the last 10 years there were 48 helicopter accidents where the...
April 19, 2007
Frasca International has received an order to construct an AS350B2 flight training device from Era Helicopters. The simulator will...
April 1, 2007
CAE has won a series of land and flight contracts valued at more than £8.6 million ($16.5 million). CAE will perform a major avionics upgrade to the CAE-built Lynx Mk8 full-mission simulator at the Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, U.K. Hellfire Systems LLC, Orlando, Fla., was awarded a $196.7-million modification to a firm, fixed-price contract from the U.S. Army Aviation...
April 1, 2007
FlightSafety International has appointed Benjamin Burton staff vice president, compliance and regulatory affairs, based in Washington, D.C. Burton joined FlightSafety last year to lead the team responsible for FlightSafety’s FAA and JAA government compliance activities. Metro Aviation, Inc. has named Jim Kettles as director of sales and customer support. The newly-created position at Metro...
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