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March 5, 2013
Urbana, Ill.-based Frasca International (Booth 5601) is looking to continue its recent success in the helicopter full flight simulator (FFS) market...
March 5, 2013
Euless, Texas-based Aero Dynamix (Booth C2025) is expanding its agreement to supply Bristow Academy (Booth C4328) with night vision imaging systems (NVIS) and...
March 5, 2013
Greenwich AeroGroup (Booth 4711) subsidiary Helivia Aero Taxi has appointed Capt. Renato Clark as operations director. Clark has more than 25...
March 4, 2013
Even as HAI’s Heli-Expo—the annual gathering of the international helicopter industry—was working up to its official opening on Tuesday, March 5 at the convention center in Las Vegas, there was evidence that real-life helicopter operations were still a daily occurrence for the search and rescue unit of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Force.   Photos by Andrew Drwiega Shortly after...
March 4, 2013
The International Helicopter Safety Team, or IHST (Booth C1103) has released new figures that show the total number of civil helicopter accidents in the U.S. continued to trend downward...
March 1, 2013
Chinook simulator at CAE's MSHAIF facility in the UK. The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has issued two contracts to CAE related to training and simulation at the company’s Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility (MSHATF). Under the first...
March 1, 2013
Ever since the Kerr-McGee Corporation drilled its first well from a fixed offshore platform in the Gulf of Mexico in the late 1940’s, helicopters have been an indelible part of the offshore oil and gas (O&G) industry. “Today, the only safe way the operators can move people is by helicopter. In open water, boats are too slow and is too dangerous to transfer people from boats to elevated...
February 19, 2013
Russian Helicopters subsidiary Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant has introduced an Mi-171 simulator. Built by CSTS Dinamika, the simulator allows for flight...
February 14, 2013
The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) has released a new Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) program...
February 12, 2013
The U.S. Army’s Flight School XXI program has gone over 150,000 hours using L-3 Link Simulation & Training’s Operational Flight Trainers (OFTs) and Reconfigurable Collective...
February 12, 2013
Dubendorf, Switzerland-based Elite Simulation Solutions has agreed to provide its Evolution S723T FNPT II to Starlite International Training...
February 12, 2013
Leadville, Colo.-based RAVCO has graduated eight foreign national military pilots from its first Spanish language mountain helicopter course. The three-week program, carried out at...
February 5, 2013
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has issued two contracts to CAE related to training and simulation at the company’s Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility (MSHATF). Under the first agreement, CAE will continue to supply ground school and simulator aircrew training for the...
February 5, 2013
ARGUS International subsidiary Professional Resources in System Management (PRISM) has released an update to its safety management system (SMS) offerings for helicopter operators...
February 1, 2013
IAF Flight Academy training fleet. The Israel Ministry of Defense has issued two contract extensions to Elbit Systems involving the operation and maintenance of the Israel Air Force (IAF)...
February 1, 2013
American Eurocopter displayed a Lewis Energy-operated EC145 in Orlando to showcase the corporate/VIP market during the NBAA Convention from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, 2012. As part of our ongoing series of interviews with the top executives of the major helicopter manufacturers, Rotor & Wing conducted an exclusive interview with American Eurocopter President & CEO Marc Paganini that covered a wide range of...
February 1, 2013
A common pilot error, according to U.S. statistics, is “insufficient power available.” This does not mean helicopters are underpowered. Rather, “the pilot is unaware of the power required in the situation,” an FAA analyst said. Recently released numbers show that the global helicopter industry will be far short of its self-assigned, highly ambitious goal of cutting the number of...
February 1, 2013
The conscientious helicopter pilot is almost always engaged in active accommodation of at least two completely separate sets of safety challenges. The first, of course, is the actual accomplishment of physical safety. The licensing and qualification mechanisms conventionally observed in U.S. helicopter operations ensure that legitimately experienced pilots are expected to be technically competent to safely...
February 1, 2013
We live in amazing times. As I compose this month’s column on my laptop, I’ve got my tablet to the left of me, and my smartphone to my right. Poised and ready to provide the answers to all my questions, they are the ultimate reference. Well, almost. I’ve been “googling” around for a while now, looking for a human factors term I learned in graduate school, yet I simply cannot...
February 1, 2013
As you may have heard, we recently lost a crew of fellow police aviators. Officers Richard J. Halford and Shawn A. Smiley of the Atlanta Police Department went down in their OH-6 on Nov. 3 at approximately 2230 hours while searching for a missing nine-year-old. Wires were involved, but as of this writing it’s unclear if those lines caused the accident, or if they were struck because their...
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