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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...
April 1, 2007
April 10-13 — Naval Helicopter Assn. Annual Symposium, , Town & Country Resort, San Diego, Calif. Contact: Col. Howard Whitfield (retired), U.S. Marine Corps. (619) 435-7139; E-mail: rotorrev@simplyweb.net; Web: www.navalhelicopterassn.org. April 12-13 — FlightSafety International/Rotor & Wing Helicopter Safety Forum 2007  , Embassy Suites DFW, Dallas/Fort Worth International...
April 1, 2007
HUMAN ERROR. THAT’S THE COMMON EXPLANATION for helicopter accidents. We’ve all heard the statistics. Human error is the cause of 80 percent or more of all accidents. In a way, though, the problem is in the statistic itself. It’s been held as conventional wisdom so long — perhaps as long as man has found heavier-than-air vehicles to fly, and crash — that "human error"...
March 1, 2007
Correction We incorrectly reported that Aerolite was doing the completion of an EC145 for MedLink Air in La Crosse, Wisc. ("More Safety and Power, Less Fuel and Noise," September 2006, page 40). In fact, Helicopter Specialities, Inc., a completion and maintenance facility in Janesville, Wisc., near Chicago, is completing that aircraft, which is to fly for Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La...
March 1, 2007
HELI-EXPO HAS GROWN APACE with the industry it represents. Just as operators and manufacturers are hard-pressed to field helicopters to meet all the demand before them, visitors to the annual gathering’s exhibit hall can barely find the time to see all the displays and products of interest. To help its readers meet that challenge, Rotor & Wing has gathered snapshots of what some of this...
March 1, 2007
Indian Aviation Academy Orders EC120s, Enstroms The new Apoorva Aviation Academy in Bangalore, India is building its rotorcraft fleet. The flight school, which opened last year offering ground courses to students, on Feb. 11 signed contracts for the acquisition of two EC120 training helicopters. The academy also ordered an Enstrom 480B turbine and Enstrom 280FX piston aircraft, which the Menominee...
March 1, 2007
Bell Parent Plans Academy in India Bell Helicopter is looking to set up a training academy in India. The move is part of Bell parent Textron’s effort to strengthen its position in one of the world’s most promising aviation markets. In addition to training for helicopter pilots, the academy would provide instruction on the products of another Textron unit, Cessna ‘We are looking forward to...
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