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March 1, 2012
Back in 1971, Harry Reasoner eloquently discussed why helicopter and airplane pilots can display such differences in outlook. There is one thing that pilots, regardless of category aircraft flown, will always have a keen interest in. That one thing is “numbers.” From the moment a person decides to pursue flying, the numbers are always at play. As a student pilot the number of flight hours...
February 29, 2012
American Eurocopter has reached an agreement with Metro Aviation to supply AS350 flight simulator training for Metro pilots. The U.S. arm of the helicopter maker has an AS350 Level B-approved simulator at its facility in Grand...
February 23, 2012
This year’s CEO Forum was shunned by most of the leading CEOs—I guess they were too busy with the ‘grin and grip’ duties with the flurry of new orders (mostly saved to announce at the show) to come and make the forum what it should be, a gathering of rotorcraft giants challenging each other over issues of the day. Is this really too much to hope for—or expect—at such an...
February 23, 2012
The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) is partnering with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to create IHST-CIS. The CIS is comprised of Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. After studying...
February 12, 2012
HAI is hosting an inspection authorization renewal course on Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 8 a.m. to noon. “Why SMS in Maintenance” will feature...
February 11, 2012
FlightSafety International continues to expand its support for the helicopter industry with investments in new simulators, training programs and visual systems. The number of training events FlightSafety provides to helicopter operators has increased steadily in the past five years as a result of the company’s ongoing investment in new training programs, simulators and facilities. During this period...
February 7, 2012
Among the more than 300 volunteers for the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) are (left to right) FAA’s Larry Buehler, Terry Palmer, manager of rotorcraft safety programs for FlightSafety International, BJ Raysor, director of aviation ops for Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Fred Brisbois, director of aviation and product safety for Sikorsky, and FAA’s Sue Gardner, program director...
February 7, 2012
Mesa, Ariz.-based MD Helicopters (Booth 7425) has granted scholarships to two Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Booth 1417) students who are graduating in May 2012 with a degree from the Aeronautical Science Rotary-Wing program. The...
February 1, 2012
As we head into Heli-Expo, it’s important to again bring up the subjects of training and safety. Learning lessons from the mistakes of others is one of the most basic ways of improving. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board issued similar rulings on January 19 involving two helicopter EMS crashes where pilots flew into storms at night. The first crash, which occurred Sept. 25, 2009 near...
February 1, 2012
Australian Aerospace has received Part 147 certificate approval from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). Australian Aerospace becomes the first civil helicopter maintenance training operator in the...
February 1, 2012
Canada-based CAE has received a number of recent military and civil contracts totaling more than C$100 million ($99 million). The Department of National Defence in Canada...
February 1, 2012
Bristow Group’s Eurocopter EC225s fly over water on a regular basis, making ditching a necessary part of pilot and crew training. Bristow Most ditching events and water impacts would be survived if on the ground. Civil aviation authorities, helicopter makers and equipment manufacturers are struggling to improve the survivability of these accidents, as the number of fatalities due to drowning of...
January 31, 2012
Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) and Thales Australia have selected the Eurocopter EC135 for a bid on Phase 7, Helicopter Aircrew Training System...
January 18, 2012
Most ditching events and water impacts would be survived if on the ground. Civil aviation authorities, helicopter makers and equipment manufacturers are struggling to improve the survivability of these accidents, as the number of fatalities due to drowning of conscious occupants is still unacceptable. Improving floatability is a major focus. Just as important, avoiding helicopter capsizing would save many...
January 5, 2012
Canadian training and simulation provider CAE has launched a new training center in Mexico for Bell helicopter and business jet pilots. The...
January 1, 2012
Horizon Flight Academy, a subsidiary of Mubadala Aerospace, has entered into a joint venture with Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA), the largest operator of commercial helicopters in the Middle East, to establish a training center in Abu Dhabi. The new training center is part of a plan by Mubadala to create a “local and international aerospace industry in the UAE and surrounding region built on mutually...
January 1, 2012
CAE has an unparalleled breadth of experience in helicopter simulation, training and mission rehearsal. In fact, no other company has designed training systems for a greater variety of rotary-wing platforms. CAE has simulated helicopters from virtually all the major manufacturers, including AgustaWestland, Bell Helicopter Textron, Boeing, Eurocopter, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Kaman, MD...
December 30, 2011
Eurocopter has received an order for seven EC225 LP Super Pumas from CITIC Offshore Helicopter Co. (COHC) in China for oil and gas...
December 27, 2011
The U.S. Navy has begun using its first virtual reality training device, a Sikorsky MH-60S aircrew virtual environmental trainer (AVET). MH-60S and HH-60H crew members will practice aerial gunnery, cargo...
December 22, 2011
The European Air Group held its annual Combined Joint Personnel Recovery Standardization Course (CJPRSC) at the Albacete airbase, Spain, from October 14-26. This was formally known as the Combined Joint Combat Search and Rescue course (CJCSAR). The concept behind the annual CJPRSC is to provide individual training for personnel with responsibility for personnel recovery tasks. It trains and tests their...
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