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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...
September 17, 2013
A MRH90 full flight and mission simulator (FFMS) from CAE is now operational at the Australian Army’s Aviation Training Center Oakey in Queensland. The Australian Defence Force has approved...
September 17, 2013
Sloane Helicopters (Stand H50) will display Robinson’s turbine R66. Compared to its piston predecessors, the new model offers improved performance, a larger cabin, a fifth rear seat and a large baggage compartment. The...
September 1, 2013
Rotor & Wing: Mick, thanks for continuing this traditional get together. Let’s start on a global level with a perspective on China, a country with massive potential for business. What is Sikorsky’s position and ambition there? Mick Maurer: Our strategy, not just in Sikorsky, but United Technologies Corp. (UTC) in general, is to be out in the important [world] markets to operate as a local...
September 1, 2013
Clearing the helicopters of snow before the day’s mission begins. When it comes to dealing with Mother Nature, a helicopter usually appears at the beginning of a project. Whether counting seabirds, tracking migrations, “darting” large mammals or removing forest clutter, the crew rarely have the satisfaction of seeing the fruits of their labor first-hand. Not so on the remote British...
September 1, 2013
On July 13th Matt Zuccaro, president of Helicopter Association International (HAI), wrote an article entitled “Land the Damn Helicopter” for Rotor News, which the association publishes. Matt’s point in summary is many helicopter accidents could be avoided by using one of the helicopter’s true advantages – it can land almost anywhere. Sorry offshore guys, as the British say...
August 26, 2013
The CHC-operated Super Puma AS332L2 crash during the early evening of Friday, Aug. 23, off the Shetland Islands with four fatalities has once again generated serious concerns regarding the safety of the Super Puma family of helicopters operating in the oil and gas sector in the North Sea. The four fatalities have been named: Duncan Munro, 46, from Bishop Auckland; Sarah Darnley, 45, from Elgin; Gary...
August 23, 2013
Night vision goggle (NVG) provider Night Flight Concepts has launched a new partnership to begin offering an underwater safety course for...
August 13, 2013
The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has awarded a $39.4-million contract to Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training to support a series of software programs for the Sikorsky MH-60R/S and SH-60B through September 2015...
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