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November 18, 2015
Robinson Helicopter plans to produce a lighter, two-place R44 derivative with better high-altitude performance margins in early 2016. The company said it has developed the R44 Cadet “with the training market in mind,” though it is “suitable for a wide variety of utilitarian...
November 3, 2015
A proposed bill that would hamstring U.S. veterans’ option to use their post-9/11 GI Bill benefits for helicopter flight training tackles the wrong problem, rotorcraft industry groups said. H.R. 476 (the "GI Bill Education Quality Enhancement Act of 2015") would reinterpret GI Bill permission to veterans to get flight training on...
September 22, 2015
Lack of exposure—rather than lack of interest—may be one reason some young women haven't sought aviation careers, according to Women in Aviation International President Dr. Peggy Chabrian. "We realized that girls weren't rejecting aviation...
September 16, 2015
Five associations warned that legislation proposed to amend the Post-9/11 GI Bill "would have enormous detrimental impact on the aviation industry—and especially the helicopter sector," according to a joint statement submitted yesterday to the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs. The Senate Committee is holding a hearing on the draft legislation today. The...
August 27, 2015
The submission period closes today for an FAA-initiated Robinson R44 helicopter flight-training contract. The agency on Aug. 12 submitted a request for offer seeking businesses to conduct its "Helicopter Indoctrination Course" along with...
August 12, 2015
Whirly-Girls International is offering 17 scholarships for women in the helicopter industry this year. New scholarships this year include one for a helicopter instrument rating sponsored by Guidance Aviation in Prescott, Ariz.; another for a...
July 31, 2015
The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) plans to expand its facilities by the end of 2015, according to its board of trustees. The museum plans to add additional exhibit space, a theater and two...
July 28, 2015
The makers of Encyclopedia Britannica will now provide training management at PHI, Inc. The global helicopter transport provider purchased Fox—a Web-based, commercial-off-the-shelf software platform to manage training and scheduling—from Britannica...
June 29, 2015
Helicopter flight schools in Arizona, Florida, Texas and Washington have been ordered to stop enrolling military veterans as new students, according to media reports. The Los Angeles Times described the move as “part of...
June 25, 2015
“The bottom line is the autorotation remains a necessary skill” and all helicopter pilots need to maintain mastery of it, the head of Flight Operations for AgustaWestland Philadelphia told a recent briefing for 50 pilots and operators organized by the FAA Safety Team. The executive, Patrick McKernan, was one of...
June 23, 2015
Airbus Helicopters has opened a new training facility next to the company’s product development and production facility in Donauwörth, Germany. The Training Academy has two full-flight simulators for the product family of the H135 and the H145 rotorcraft, along with full scale Maintenance Training Devices that provide technicians with hands-on...
June 11, 2015
Aiming to boost the interest of U.S. children in the sciences, Sikorsky Aircraft is challenging children to design an eco-friendly helicopter that addresses potential challenges of 2050. The fifth annual Sikorsky Helicopter 2050 Program and Challenge, which kicked off June 1 and will run...
June 9, 2015
Bell Helicopter's new Training Academy in Fort Worth, Texas has officially opened at its new location and hosted the first round of pilot and maintenance training students this month. The 85,950 sq. ft. facility features full flight...
June 1, 2015
CAE will develop a new simulator training center for Cougar Helicopters with backing from offshore oil and gas companies and a Canadian R&D incubator, according to the government of the Canadian province Newfoundland and Labrador. The province said the center’s simulator “will provide unprecedented realism for offshore facilities...
May 29, 2015
Thirteen pilots and flight instructors at the flight school Upper Limits Aviation have been deputized to work with Utah’s Iron County Sheriff’s Office, providing helicopter air support for local search and rescue missions. The school and the...
April 27, 2015
The Helicopter Flight Training Center, a world-class facility for pilot and maintenance training, recently introduced CommLab - a simulation lab providing scenario-based training and evaluation for air medical communication specialist. CommLab is the first and only of its kind for seasoned communication...
April 21, 2015
HAITE Aviation Training Singapore, a subsidiary of Sichuan Haite High-Tech Co. Ltd. of Chengdu, China has announced the opening of its 21,000 square meter training center in Changi Business Park. Known as HAITE Singapore, the facility will serve as a training hub for pilots and aviation crews, and expects to attract up to S$55 million in direct and indirect revenues per annum for the Singapore economy over...
April 13, 2015
AgustaWestland has launched the second edition of its “Flydeas for the City” initiative, within the framework of the ‘Energy for Creativity’ Exhibition-Event that was officially opened today by INTERNI magazine in Milan. The initiative invites design studios to compete for the chance to develop an all new, advanced corporate cabin interior for the AW609 TiltRotor. It highlights...
April 8, 2015
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will host its first International Rotorcraft Safety Conference from April 21 to 23 at the Hurst Conference Center near Ft. Worth, Texas. The free event is part of the FAA’s Rotorcraft Safety Initiative and will provide conference attendees with tips about how to reduce helicopter accidents. In fiscal year 2013, 37 people lost their lives in rotorcraft...
April 6, 2015
In 2014, more than 1,000 Russian and international flight and engineering crew underwent training at Russian Helicopters’ training centers. Aircrews from the Emergencies Ministry, Interior Ministry and Federal Security Service (FSB), as well as Russian Helicopters' international partners, received additional professional training. Crews from the Republic of Korea, Peru, Kazakhstan and Mongolia were...
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