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November 1, 2006
MD Plans to Acquire Training Fleet MD Helicopters is "committed to being the provider of training" to its customers and is undertaking an aircraft, training device and courseware acquisition program to achieve that, according to the company's new director of flight operations and training and chief pilot. "We are conducting a major review of every aspect of our training program," said...
November 1, 2006
Boeing uses the V-22 Flight Simulation Lab for rapid prototyping of control laws and crew systems, as well as evaluation of handling qualities. The Flight-Control System Rig is a room that contains V-22 control surface actuators, hydraulic and electrical systems and flight-control computers laid out in the configuration of the actual aircraft. FOR 12 HR A DAY, THREE DAYS A WEEK, ENGINEERS, test pilots and...
October 1, 2006
Oct. 19-21—Aviation North Expo Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge, Fairbanks, Alaska. Contact: 907-455-9000; Web: www.AviationNorth.org Oct. 24-26—Helicopter Military Operations Technology (HELMOT) XII Specialists’ Meeting, “Global Operations: Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Military Aviation/Industry Team,” Crowne Plaza Williamsburg at Fort Magruder, Williamsburg, Va...
September 1, 2006
Frasca Introduces Bell 206 FTD at ALEA Bell's Customer Training Academy at Texas' Alliance Airport will take delivery of the first of Frasca International's new Mentor-H flight training devices, which Frasca debuted at the Airborne Law Enforcement Assn.'s convention in New Orleans in July. The device, which is designed to be easily dismantled for transport to an operator's base, replicates the Jet...
July 1, 2006
U.S. Office Faults Proposed Visa Changes Foes of proposed changes to U.S. visa rules for foreign students seeking flight training won support from a notable source--an office of the U.S. government itself. "Mindful that there are important security implications associated with this proposed rule," particularly with respect to foreign nationals training to be pilots, the Office of Advocacy of the...
July 1, 2006
In addition to keeping in close formation 10,000 parts that want to fly apart, law enforcement helicopter crews must be braced to deal with the antics of the bad guys, from gunshots and lasers to hand-flung rocks and fireworks. Here's how one agency meets that challenge. In the aviation unit of a major metropolitan police force such as that of New York City, the work can be nonstop. From regular patrols...
June 1, 2006
Sikorsky, FlightSafety Expand Training Programs, Planning Three New Sims FlightSafety International and Sikorsky Aircraft are undertaking what the companies said is a significant expansion of their comprehensive customer training program with the addition of one S-92 simulator and two S-76C+/C++ convertible simulators. "We are making this additional investment to support the large number of Sikorsky...
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...
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