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December 1, 2012
Even with today’s advancing technology, good radio communications, absolutely vital to safe operations, sometimes seem to have become a lost set of arts. Radio traffic in all helicopter communities, to include operationally ancillary activities, should be made consistently effective through both precision and concision, taking advantage of at least a moderate degree of standardization among users...
November 26, 2012
One result of the European Defence Agency’s examination in November of the options for member nations to pool and share resources is that several states have shown interest in “cooperating in the testing phase or the pooling of spare parts for the NH90.” According to EDA CEO Claude-France Arnould, this could take the shape of “bilateral...
November 13, 2012
Alexandria, Va.-based Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) has given its 2012 Presidential Citation to Bristow Group’s Target Zero program. The award recognizes organizations that have exhibited “outstanding...
November 12, 2012
Canada’s SAIT Polytechnic has strengthened its partnership with Bell Helicopter to include maintenance training, repair training and certification courses at the Art Smith Aero...
November 7, 2012
The use of helicopters to fight high-rise fires, defined as being over seven stories, can cause more harm than good if operators are not properly trained, according to Glenn Daley of the New York Police Department. Daley was one of several speakers at the “High-Rise Aerial Firefighting and Rescue” conference held during the fifth biennial Dubai Helishow on November 6. For example, he noted, the...
November 1, 2012
It was in October, about nine years ago. Mike and I had just landed after a routine night patrol. As I was completing my post-flight inspection and he was returning the nozzle to the fuel pump, I saw a car stop on the road off the end of the runway. This wasn’t unusual, since people frequently stopped whenever they saw us outside, probably to see if we were going to takeoff. But that’s where...
November 1, 2012
I’m an Army National Guard pilot and my unit recently went through an “ARMS” inspection. It occurs about every three years and is a detailed inspection of everything an aviation unit does, which includes checkrides for the unit pilots. During this most recent inspection I made some mental observations about training that I’d like to share. First off, there is no cramming for...
October 31, 2012
Sikorsky subsidiary Associated Aircraft Group (AAG) has obtained International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Stage 1 certification. The International...
October 26, 2012
Denver-based Colorado Heli-Ops has expanded its office by moving across the runway at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (KBJC). The...
October 10, 2012
Bakersfield, Calif.-based SRT Helicopters is planning to host a free public safety helicopter symposium on March 3, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nev. The...
October 9, 2012
  Mi-8 (left) and Mi-26 trainers   The UTair Training Center in Tyumen dates back to 1967, when it was a training facility unit for the Tyumen Civil Aviation Department. Later it developed into a Personnel Training Center (PTC) and was registered as a non-commercial partnership that soon grew into one of the largest civil aviation training centers in Russia. UTair Aviation and its subsidiaries...
October 5, 2012
Englewood, Colo.-based Air Methods Corp. has opened the doors of its 14,000-square-foot center dedicated to aviation, medical and maintenance training technology. The facility, located in...
October 1, 2012
Helicenter has received approval for training on the Guimbal Cabri G2.    Helicenter Aviation has added a second training Cabri G2. Leicester, UK-based Helicentre...
October 1, 2012
Russian Helicopters and CAE have agreed to work together toward developing training and simulation programs for pilots, mechanics and other operators of Russian-built...
September 17, 2012
Russian Helicopters and CAE have agreed to work together toward developing training and simulation programs for pilots, mechanics and other operators of Russian-built rotorcraft...
September 13, 2012
Turbomeca has inked a support-by-the-hour (SBH) agreement with the German Federal Police. The contract covers 32 Arrius 2B2...
September 11, 2012
Finmeccanica subsidiary AgustaWestland has partnered with two companies in South Korea. The manufacturer plans to establish a series of military training and service centers with Dodaam Systems Co., a training and simulation provider for the defense industry. AgustaWestland has also teamed with Firstec Co. covering security equipment...
September 11, 2012
Lake Charles, La.-based Era Training Center has received FAR Part 142 approval for its training program for the AgustaWestland AW139. The approval gives Era the ability to issue pilot certificates following ground instruction and training in the flight simulator training device...
September 1, 2012
Mastering the Routine Rotor & Wing’s “Question of the Month” for August 2012 asks us to describe our training regimen; this may be the best query to date because regimen is defined as “a way of life.” Offering operational tips and safety practices are often little beyond technique from a broad experience base that requires tailoring to fit equally broad environments...
September 1, 2012
CAE’s Series 3000 Sikorsky S-76C++ simulator approaches a virtual oil rig in preparation for landing. CAE Canada-based simulator provider CAE has been in the business of developing simulation training since 1947. Billed as the world’s largest supplier of helicopter synthetic training devices, CAE has delivered more than 120 of them, modeling a variety of helicopters from nine original equipment...
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