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December 18, 2014
The Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA) has received renewal for Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) Part 147 certification and approval to conduct six new technical training courses at the Bell Helicopter Singapore Service Center. The CAAS approval expands the BTA’s ability to provide regulated maintenance courses in the Asia Pacific region. The certification...
December 16, 2014
Airbus Helicopters has won a support contract to maintain, overhaul and ensure the availability of the German Army Aviation School’s fleet of EC135 training helicopters. This extends the existing contract, signed in 2005, by a further seven years.   Photo courtesy Airbus Helicopters Colonel Uwe Klein, commander of the German...
December 15, 2014
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has validated Airbus Helicopters China’s flight training and support services as part of the COHC (CITIC Offshore Helicopter Company) general aviation maintenance and engineering company (CGAMEC).  EASA has awarded Part 145 certification to the CGAMEC’s maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) activities in Shenzhen. This allows the overhaul...
December 10, 2014
In a joint effort with offshore helicopter operators, Airbus Helicopters is developing the rotorcraft industry’s first Flight Crew Operating Manual (FCOM). The FCOM documents best practices for flight crews on Airbus Helicopters EC225 Super Pumas...
December 9, 2014
Depiction of the Reality H FFS. Image courtesy Thales Australian aeromedical rapid response group CareFlight has teamed with simulator manufacturer Thales Australia to establish the country’s first AgustaWestland AW139 civil helicopter training center. The facility will be located at CareFlight’s aeromedical training academy at Brisbane International Airport, which is operated in conjunction...
December 5, 2014
While pilots now have much more information at their disposal through increasingly complex aircraft systems, whether in the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon or an AH-64 Apache, spatial disorientation is still a danger that most aircrew will encounter.  Although modern aircraft are very safe, human performance can be a factor that leads to unsafe situations, particularly when the pilot experiences...
December 5, 2014
Airbus Helicopters Japan has successfully handed over three TH-135 training helicopters to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). Delivered between October and December, they are the JMSDF’s 11th, 12th, and 13th units. Airbus is also providing full maintenance and operational support to the JMSDF, including...
November 11, 2014
Dean Ashton has been selected by Bell Helicopter as its Customer Service Engineer to serve as a direct link between the Textron subsidiary and its growing customer base in China. The selection was announced by Bell at Airshow China in Zhuhai. Ashton has...
November 10, 2014
A team of aviation hobbyists from Canberra, Australia, has won this year’s UAV Outback Challenge, successfully delivering water to a pretend lost hiker in the Australian outback. The competition, which was launched in 2007, is designed to demonstrate potential civil applications for unmanned aerial vehicles. The competition is run by Queensland’s University of Technology and Australia’s...
November 10, 2014
La Jolla, Calif.-based global voice and data service provider Blue Sky Network is bringing the fleet tracking and communications capabilities of its web-based portal, SkyRouter, to mobile phones and tablets. The company has introduced the new SkyRouter Mobile App for iOS devices...
November 6, 2014
HeliOffshore is a not-for-profit industry association founded by five operators in the oil and gas sector: Avincis, Bristow Group, CHC Helicopter, Era and PHI Inc. The idea behind the establishment of the organization came from a joint operators review of helicopter safety, born out of a spate of accidents in the North Sea, in addition to a safety review conducted by the European Helicopter Operators...
November 3, 2014
The National EMS Pilots Association has created a management tool that can save numerous lives and millions of dollars for less than the cost of a full tank of fuel on an average air medical helicopter. The Cultural Health Assessment and Mitigation Program for Safety (CHAMPS) is a survey-based tool...
November 1, 2014
These Diamond J, Inc. torque and turbine outlet temperature gauges installed in a Bell 206B3 catch everything, including this 103 percent for one second torque. Photo by Mark Colborn “The engine quit,” is a common claim or perception by pilots following an uncontrolled descent into terrain. A recent International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) analysis, however, determined that many accident...
October 30, 2014
The Australian Government has formally announced the Boeing Defense Australia/Thales Australia team as the successful bidders for the new helicopter training program for the Australian Army and Navy. The delayed Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) will be based at HMAS Albatross in Nowra, New South Wales. Boeing and Thales are proposing the use of 15 Airbus Helicopter...
October 22, 2014
FlightSafety International and Abu Dhabi Aviation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a world-class Learning Center in Abu Dhabi.  The first phase of the Learning Center is expected to open in September 2015. It will accommodate eight full...
October 21, 2014
AgustaWestland has also signed two training services contracts to support its Family of new generation helicopters. Bel Air of Denmark has signed a five-year training contract featuring a comprehensive package of services including simulator training for the AW139 intermediate and the AW189 super medium twin-engine helicopters. Lufttransport AS of Norway has signed a three-year flight simulator contract...
October 17, 2014
The coordinators of NBAA invite all attendees to take a few minutes to download its free mobile app for iPhones, iPads and android devices before arriving at the convention. The features are designed to help participants get the most out of all of the events...
October 17, 2014
Baldwin Aviation of Hilton Head, S.C. has added a new dimension to its Safety Management System (SMS) Risk Assessments by integrating flight and maintenance crew fatigue measurement through a direct link to Pulsar Informatics Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS). The agreement between Baldwin and Pulsar will allow Baldwin’s users to open Pulsar’s Aviation Fatigue Meter web application from...
October 15, 2014
Australia’s Defence Science and Technology Organization (DSTO) has presented One Atmosphere with its 2014 Eureka award in support of outstanding science for safeguarding Australia for its Pegasus helicopter emergency buoyancy system. The system is a lightweight, bolt-on/bolt-off buoyancy system – like an air bag – that inflates automatically when the helicopter impacts water. It is...
October 15, 2014
On Oct. 23, The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) will once again host its Careers in Business Aviation Day at NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2014). This dedicated career day, held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., will feature education sessions and tours, and is open to middle school, high school and college students across the U.S. who...
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