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November 1, 2013
Cabri G2 in flight. French manufacturer Helicopteres Guimbal has unveiled numbers on the cost of a Cabri G2 overhaul. The first examples of the two-seater were overhauled last summer at the Guimbal factory in Aix-en-Provence, after 2,200 flight hours. For each of the two 2010 Cabris operated by Jonkoping, Sweden-based flying school Northern Helicopters, the...
November 1, 2013
Photos courtesy of Eurocopter It still takes a good mechanic with the right set of tools on the maintenance floor to get a helicopter out of the hangar and back in the air, regardless of how sophisticated the aircraft’s technology is. However, the way he or she approaches the repair is being dramatically changed by the introduction of increasingly sophisticated information technology – or...
October 25, 2013
The completion of the upgrade to the Boeing Chinook dynamic mission simulator at CAE's Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility (MSHATF) located at RAF Benson, Oxfordshire, UK, has allowed the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to train its crews on both the old CH-47D and new CH-47F aircraft. The RNLAF operates both CH-47D/F models with delivery of the...
October 15, 2013
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 Helicopter Emulation Maintenance Trainer (HEMT) that...
October 8, 2013
Metro Aviation has added a dedicated maintenance and overhaul classroom to its new training center located in Shreveport, La. The 12,000 square-foot training center was finished in...
October 2, 2013
Editor-at-Large Ernie Stephens traveled to Knoxville for a profile on the University of Tennessee Medical Center's LIFESTAR program. Below are a handful of photos that didn't make it into...
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
An accident investigation recently revealed once again – this time in the densest of urban settings – that helicopters are marvelous as aircraft, but are thoroughly misplaced when forced into unsolicited duty as boats. Most helicopter designs feature lots of machinery located topside, which usually produces a dramatic tendency for the aircraft to roll inverted almost any time the surface of...
October 1, 2013
An MRH90 full flight and mission simulator (FFMS) from CAE is now operational at the Australian Army’s Aviation...
October 1, 2013
Bristow Academy has introduced first four R44 Raven 1 trainers into service with Garmin G500H glass cockpit upgrades. The training helicopters will combine inputs from GPS, magnetometer and air data...
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
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 Bell’s Customer Training Academy in Fort Worth, Texas, and will have capabilities to...
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 25, 2013
Outside of Helitech, the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced that it is to review North Sea helicopter operations together with the Norwegian CAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). According to the CAA statement, the review “will study current operations, previous incidents and accidents and offshore helicopter...
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 23, 2013
Rotor & Wing: What is your focus at Helitech? Olivier Andries: Three engines are going to be at the booth. The first is the Makila engine, which powers the Super Puma, EC225 and EC725 helicopters, many for the offshore and military markets. The second line is the RTM322, which is a big step forward for us. We have announced the acquisition of the Rolls-Royce share of this program, which is a key...
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 13, 2013
The German Federal Police Air Support Group has received FTD 2 FNPT III MCC qualification for its Eurocopter EC155...
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