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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...
December 20, 2011
Lake Charles, La.-based Era Training Center (ETC) has received FAA Level 6 certification for its AgustaWestland AW139 flight simulator...
December 13, 2011
The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has taken delivery of an AS350 training helicopter from Eurocopter Canada. The...
December 3, 2011
Big Bend Community College and Inland Helicopters of Spokane have partnered to train a new generation of helicopter pilots. The new pilot...
December 2, 2011
Eurocopter opted for a sunset in the foothills of the Andes near Santiago as the backdrop for the 10th anniversary of the company’s establishment in Chile, which was attended by over 300 guests. During these 10 years this subsidiary has...
December 1, 2011
Putting HEMS Decisions Back into Pilots’ Hands I’m a 15-year HEMS PIC, based at a large university hospital. Hospital-based aircraft are usually leased from an aviation vendor, which also provides flight crews (the medical crews are usually hospital employees). The biggest safety concern in this arrangement is the vendor’s surrender of operational control in the interest of...
December 1, 2011
In an effort to provide a snapshot of the hundreds of stories in the helicopter industry that we cover each year, Rotor & Wing has assembled a list of more than 300 items published from January to November 2011. These news stories, features and product announcements ran in the pages of the print magazine—this doesn’t include our daily Top Stories at rotorandwing.com, web-only features...
December 1, 2011
The many varieties of helicopter models in the world today are flown by an equally large variety of pilots. Although we could spend pages telling stories and giving examples of lots of colorful individuals, for now we’ll limit the conversation to just two types: low-gain and high-gain pilots. In technical words, “gain” is what engineers call the ratio of response to error. Pilot gain...
December 1, 2011
While getting your rotorcraft ratings, the main focus is on the technical side of aviation. LTE, dissymmetry of lift and autorotations are examples of subjects/skills we work hard at mastering. We study hard to pass written and oral exams. After gaining our commercial certificate we then worry about how to get to some pre-determined amount of flight time or how to gain an ATP. One part of aviation...
November 22, 2011
Broussard, La.-based RLC has contracted FlightSafety International to train more than 100 of its pilots. The...
November 18, 2011
Mesa, Ariz.-based Phoenix Heliparts has hired Chris Murvine as lead inspector and...
November 15, 2011
AgustaWestland has designated Horizon Flight Academy’s joint venture with Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) as an authorized training center for the AW139 in Abu Dhabi. Horizon is a subsidiary of Mubadala...
November 14, 2011
Long Beach, Calif.-based Los Angeles Helicopters has established a new vertical reference/long line (VR/LL) training course. In one...
November 10, 2011
Enstrom Helicopter is shipping the second of 30 TH-480Bs to the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF)...
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