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June 1, 2006
Finnish Academy Orders Frasca EC135 FTD The Finnish Aviation Academy in Pori, Finland, has ordered a Eurocopter EC135 helicopter flight training device (FTD) from Frasca International. The FTD will be built to meet dual qualifications as a European Joint Aviation Authorities FTD 3 and a JAA flight navigation procedures trainer (FNPT) 3 multi-crew cooperation (MCC) device, the highest levels of JAA...
April 1, 2006
Vortex Helicopters Recovers, Relocates Its battering by Hurricane Katrina last year helped convince Vortex Helicopters to relocate from Long Beach, Miss. to New Iberia, La. The flight school's decision was made easier by tax breaks and other incentives from New Iberia's economic development agency, which had been wooing owners Joe and Mary Sheeran, and by the new site's collocation with Air Logistics...
February 1, 2006
Simon Roper offers a cautionary tale this month in the second installment of his diary about pursuing a commercial helicopter pilot's license in Australia. Having traveled halfway around the world from his home in England to Becker Helicopters in Queensland, he overcame the challenges of learning the tools, techniques and jargon of helicopter flying to the point that he was on the brink of soloing. Until...
February 1, 2006
Compiled by the R&W Staff Enstrom, Sharkey's Offer "Back-to-Basics" Course Enstrom Helicopter Corp., with Sharkey's Helicopters, Inc., will hold a human-factors class at HAI's Heli-Expo in Dallas this month as a part of its continuing safety enhancement efforts. The "Back-to-Basics, the Human Factor" class is part of a developing program to explore physiological factors and their...
February 1, 2006
Compiled by the R&W Staff Emirates-CAE Ready For Mideast Bell Training Gulf Helicopters plans to begin sending pilots to the Emirates-CAE Flight Training Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates during first quarter of this year. The two-year-old Emirates-CAE center near Dubai International Airport installed a new, CAE-built, Bell 412 full-motion simulator late last year, and expected to gain European JAA...
February 1, 2006
At the helicopter industry's premier event, manufacturers and vendors parade their newest and best. Here's a sampling of what's on the convention center floor. As the premier gathering of the helicopter industry, Heli-Expo is a showcase for companies offering their products and services to rotorcraft owners, operators, pilots and aficionados. The event is so big that some companies can get lost in the...
January 1, 2006
Providing Effective, Affordable, and Comprehensive Training for Helicopter Pilots FlightSafety delivers an unparalleled training experience that offers exceptional value over in-aircraft training. As one of the world's foremost aviation training companies and developer of the first Level "D" certificated full-flight simulator for rotorcraft, no one understands better than FlightSafety the...
January 1, 2006
Rotary- and Fixed-Wing Simulation Specialists Building on more than 20 years of simulation experience, Flight Simulators Ltd. is a solutions supplier of Flight Simulation Systems, Hardware and Software for any level of user or organisation, from the professional flight schools to the avid simmer. We are based at Norwich International Airport, where we operate the United Kingdom's first BITD (Basic...
January 1, 2006
MILITARY Elbit To Upgrade Bulgarian Helicopters Elbit Systems Ltd. will upgrade 12 Mi-24 combat helicopters and six Mi-17 transport helicopters for the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense under a 57.3 million ($67.2 million) contract. The upgrade is to take the Bulgarian helicopters up to NATO standards and expected to be completed within three years. Elbit said that it will be upgrading the helicopters in...
January 1, 2006
CIVIL Bell's Eagle Eye Gets First FAA Vertical Lift Experimental Airworthiness Certificate The Bell Eagle Eye TR918 Unmanned Aircraft System has received the FAA's first airworthiness certificate issued for experimental flight testing of a UAV. The TR918 was developed by Bell's XworX facility at...
January 1, 2006
CIVIL Bell's Eagle Eye Gets First FAA Vertical Lift Experimental Airworthiness Certificate The Bell Eagle Eye TR918 Unmanned Aircraft System has received the FAA's first airworthiness certificate issued for experimental flight testing of a UAV. The TR918 was developed by Bell's XworX facility at...
November 1, 2005
Training and equipment providers see growing demand for vision aids. AS WELL AS PROVIDING A LOOK at what's ahead, night-vision systems have the uncanny ability to impart some hindsight. "We look at what we did in the past and wondered if what we did was smart," said Brian Fennessey, chief of air operations for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Dept. He spoke of life before enhanced vision and after. San...
November 1, 2005
In corporate helicopter training, operators want quality courses that focus on their specific mission and airspace requirements. KEEP THE CUSTOMER SATISFIED: IT'S A BUSINESS MANtra, and one that the corporate helicopter training sector seems to be taking to heart. In a bid to woo students and operators alike, manufacturers like AgustaWestland, Bell Helicopter Textron and Eurocopter and training vendors...
November 1, 2005
As operators seek better, more detailed training, manufacturers are aiming to field cost-effective tools to help them do that. IF MONEY WERE NO ISSUE IN HELICOPTER TRAINING, student pilots would be thoroughly trained in full-motion simulators. They would be run through every possible flight scenario before being sent off to a real aircraft. But money is an issue, a big one. With top-end full-motion...
November 1, 2005
At Fort Rucker, the U.S. Army is introducing the networked simulators that lie at the heart of Flight School XXI. THE FIRST STUDENT AVIATORS FULLY immersed in the U.S. Army's Flight School XXI began training last month and this month start flying their new, high-fidelity simulators. With more time in advanced training devices and go-to-war aircraft, Flight School XXI graduates promise operational...
November 1, 2005
Accidents (and a persistent accident rate) are prodding device makers and flight trainings to develop tools and courses to boost decision-making, mission skills. TALK ABOUT BEING PREPARED. THE STORY GOES THAT when a shoulder-launched missile scored a direct hit on the engine of a C-17 Globemaster taking off out of Baghdad on Dec. 10, 2003, the pilot handled the situation just as he'd done in training...
November 1, 2005
New visual and actuator systems are blurring the line between up there and down here while keeping costs down to earth. AL PALMER, DIRECTOR OF FLIGHT operations for the University of North Dakota, is so impressed with his new Frasca 342 flight training device (FTD) that he's requesting a big concession from the FAA--a quantum increase in the amount of time that the device can be used toward a helicopter...
September 1, 2005
FLYIT Gains FNPT2 Certification FLYIT Simulators and its European partner, Aerosimulators BVBA, plan to unveil their newly certificated Flight Navigation and Procedures Training at this month's Helitech 2005. They say the device is the first certificated to FNPT2 standards. The partners worked for more than two years with Staverton, England-based Police Aviation Services, which will operate the device, and...
September 1, 2005
This industry needs a new approach to training--at least as far as insurers are concerned. And they should know. Have you ever watched a figure-skating champion twirl, jump and soar, then land on that slippery surface and wonder how he does that flawlessly and apparently effortlessly? As they say in the old joke about how you get to Carnegie Hall, the answer is practice, practice, practice. Assessing how...
July 1, 2005
New Center Offers Firefighting Training The U.S. Forest Service, NASA and the University of California at Davis are teaming up to bring a new level of sophistication and effectiveness to training air crews and mission managers for aerial firefighting. Along with representatives from private industry, those partners have opened an Aviation Center of Excellence at the former McClellan AFB north of...
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