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February 1, 2014
Cabri in operation with a Swiss training provider. Since the first Guimbal Cabri G2 was delivered in 2008, the new piston single has progressively gathered acceptance among pilot training organizations. It seems the two-seater has achieved its main goal – providing a modern platform for ab initio helicopter training. Moreover, despite some teething troubles, operators appear happy with customer...
January 10, 2014
Safety Management Systems (SMS) is expanding its international oil and gas training courses to include Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization (OPITO) approved...
January 2, 2014
FAA has granted advanced aviation training device (AATD) certification for Elite Simulation Solutions’ Model S623T helicopter trainer. The full cockpit...
December 20, 2013
Colorado Heli-Ops crossed a trio of significant milestones on Nov. 19, flying its 1,000th overall helicopter tour with the first...
December 16, 2013
Shreveport, La.-based Metro Aviation has reached an agreement with Avstar Media to provide a computer-based training program for Metro operators. The...
December 12, 2013
Robinson has received an order from Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Universal Helicopters for four R44s...
December 12, 2013
Christie Digital Systems has obtained a contract from Aero Simulation to provide 12 Matrix StIM WQ LED projectors as part of an upgrade for the...
December 5, 2013
Bell Helicopter parent company Textron has reached agreements to purchase two flight simulation and training providers, Mechtronix and OPINICUS. Combined with the training and simulation business of Textron Systems, the two...
November 26, 2013
The UK’s Royal Air Force (RAF) has now begun training with the latest version of its Eurocopter Puma helicopter, the Puma Mk2. A £260-million (around $420-million) investment by the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) will see 24 new Puma Mk2 conversions from the older type of aircraft, which will allow the type to overcome obsolescence issues so that it can continue its role as a battlefield...
November 6, 2013
The U.S. Army is expanding its capabilities to protect the Persian Gulf region through joint training exercises with the U.S. Navy and friendly Middle East countries. Particular emphasis is being placed on working with the Navy to develop tactics, techniques and procedures (TTP) for littoral (close to shore) operations in the region, to include over-water survival training and shipboard landings. The Texas...
November 1, 2013
Full-flight simulator at Heli-Union’s Training Center.  Heli-Union is growing utilization of its Angouleme, France-based pilot training center thanks to the adoption of the latest tools available – a Thales/Eurocopter Dauphin full flight simulator (FFS) and Guimbal Cabri G2 light piston singles. In addition to answering Heli-Union’s in-house needs, the Heli-Union Training Center...
November 1, 2013
Kratos MTDS. Sikorsky Aircraft has granted an $8.5-million contract to Kratos Defense & Security Solutions related to maintenance training systems for the CH-53K. The agreement involves a Maintenance Training Device Suite (MTDS) and a...
November 1, 2013
Cockpit flight simulator. The UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (dstl) is requesting industry assistance as it searches to develop systems to help keep helicopter crews from being hit by man-operated hostile ground fire. Locating and avoiding ground fire is one of the biggest challenges any helicopter crew can face when flying above an operational environment. Training synthetically...
October 1, 2013
R&W’s Question of the Month:  What more needs to be done to improve the safety record of the helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) community? What role should organizations like FAA and the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) play in the efforts to reduce accidents?   Heliport AC Drama I very much enjoyed Lee Benson’s commentary in the May (see page 48...
October 1, 2013
aparker@accessintel.com For anyone who thinks, in this current U.S. climate of budget restrictions, debt ceilings and sequestration, that it’s a waste of time and/or taxpayer money to drop a helicopter for the sake of science, I beg to differ. The results from a recent helicopter fuselage crash test will yield safety advancements for a number of organizations involved with aviation operations. NASA...
October 1, 2013
As pilots and safety professionals, we see the acronym IHST all the time, but do we really know what it represents? Some of us actually know what it means and what they do, but not everyone is are aware of the mandate the International Helicopter Safety Team has within the rotary wing community. I recently had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Fred Brisbois, co-chair of IHST’s U.S Safety...
October 1, 2013
Night vision goggle (NVG) provider Night Flight Concepts has launched a new partnership to begin offering an underwater safety course for...
September 24, 2013
An AW189 flight training device (FTD) has entered serviced at AgustaWestland’s Marchetti Training Academy in Sesto Calende, Italy. AgustaWestland and CAE joint...
September 23, 2013
Full flight simulation for smaller helicopter types (the Eurocopter EC135 and EC145, for example) mainly used in HEMS and law enforcement may still be a novelty, but demand is growing by the day. Only a few simulation centers...
September 19, 2013
Bell Helicopter has issued a contract to Frasca International to supply an FAA Level B qualified simulator for its 407 series. The simulator will be used at...
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