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July 14, 2014
The CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre’s (MPTC) new CAE 3000 Series S-92 full-flight simulator (FFS) has received Level D certification from the European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA), the highest qualification for flight simulators, and is now ready-for-training. MTPC is a joint venture of CAE and...
July 11, 2014
Helicentre Aviation Academy has purchased three additional Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopters, expanding their Cabri fleet to ten by early 2016. This purchase will make them the world’s largest single operator of Cabri G2 helicopters...
July 10, 2014
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified Airbus Helicopters’ Level D full-flight simulator for the EC175. Located in Marignane, France at the company’s Helisim Training Academy, the simulator boasts a visual...
July 9, 2014
The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) aims to become a performance-based regulator over the next two years following the findings of a report into a series of helicopters accidents in the North Sea, the last of which resulted in four fatalities. Following the crash of the CHC Scotia AS332 L2 Super Puma (G-WSNB) on its approach to Sumburgh, in the Shetland Isles, on Aug. 23, 2013, CAA conducted a...
July 8, 2014
Bell Helicopter has inked a purchase agreement with Henan Yongxiang General Aviation for two new Bell 407GXs. The aircraft will be used to support multiple mission needs...
July 7, 2014
Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has issued a notice of proposed rule-making aimed at improving the safety of helicopter external sling load, winching and rappelling operations throughout the country. The move follows a number of safety incidents involving such operations in Australia in recent years. In 2013, a man died after falling 30 meters (98 feet) as he was being winched...
July 7, 2014
Urbana, Ill.-based Frasca International has been awarded a contract to supply a Robinson R44/S300 convertible TruFlite CAAC Level 5 Flight Training Device (FTD)...
July 3, 2014
I just returned from attending HeliRussia 2014. This was the sixth year in a row that I have attended. Think of HeliRussia as a one-third scale version of Heli-Expo. Some of the main differences would be a lot more helicopters with counter-rotating main rotor systems and some ugly helicopters. Now when I say ugly, I don’t mean ugly like the MBB BO105 that I used to fly, which is maybe not as...
July 3, 2014
The ASEAN Helicopter Safety Team (AHEST) recently held an inaugural steering committee meeting to initiate actions to improve safety in civil helicopter operations in Asia. AHEST was founded in late 2013 to expand the mandate of the global International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) with actions...
June 27, 2014
CAE and Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland’s joint venture Rotorism has surpassed 100,000 hours of simulator training. The program was established in 2003 and officially welcomed its first class of students in June 2006. The joint venture of Finmeccanica - AgustaWestland and CAE was initially established to provide synthetic training solutions for the AW109 Power and AW139 helicopter operators...
June 26, 2014
Mid Atlantic Sim Center, a newly established helicopter training organization in Iceland, has signed an agreement with Indra for the supply of a Level D Airbus Helicopters AS350 Full Flight Simulator. The simulator will be the first of its kind in Europe, will service both the AS350 B2 and the AS350 B3e, and is both EASA and FAA certified. The equipment will be up and running in the Mid Atlantic Sim Center...
June 24, 2014
Upper Limit Aviation (ULA), a helicopter and fixed wing aircraft flight training program, has announced a partnership with Lending Resources to offer ULA students private student loan products to finance their professional aviation training and education. Designed to supplement other student sources of capital, the partnership with Lending Resources allows select ULA aviation...
June 24, 2014
Bristow Helicopters has confirmed that its latest intake of 22 engineering apprentices have successfully completed their initial eight months of training at the LRTT College in Gloucester. The students were selected from a field of more than 1,300 applicants last spring after an assessment process in Aberdeen. The apprentices, all from the UK, will receive positions in one of three areas of Bristow...
June 24, 2014
Revolution Aviation, a flight training school based at John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, Calif., claims to be the first flight school in the United States to offer instruction on helicopters, fixed-wing platforms, and remotely piloted vehicles (RPVs), more commonly known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones. Mark Robinson, founder of Revolution Aviation, wanted to open a school where anyone...
June 23, 2014
Guidance Aviation opened its Prescott, Ariz. helicopter training facility to local Girl Scouts as a part of the organization’s 2014 Discover Aviation Camp...
June 23, 2014
French helicopter maker Helicopteres Guimbal has obtained a validation type certificate for the Cabri G2 from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). The approval became official in mid-June after an...
June 19, 2014
EagleMed critical care air medical transport company has selected Metro Aviation as its preferred provider of helicopter simulator training for its pilots. EagleMed...
June 18, 2014
Three new MH-60R tactical operational flight trainers (TOFT) built for the U.S. Navy by CAE USA have been declared ready-for-training and have entered service for the Navy. The TOFTs are located at Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Fla., Naval Station...
June 11, 2014
One of the inevitabilities encountered in gaining rotary-wing aviation experience, when compared to indulgence in the relative orderliness of most fixed-wing flying, is the endless cavalcade of random safety challenges which are absolutely guaranteed to befall the virtuous pilot, however cautious and conservative that individual might aspire to be. Early recollections of Coast Guard operations, as...
June 11, 2014
CAE has signed an agreement with African-based Caverton Helicopters to provide training center operation services over six years. The pioneer training center will be located in Lagos, Nigeria and is scheduled to be ready for operation in...
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