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February 1, 2012
Bristow Group’s Eurocopter EC225s fly over water on a regular basis, making ditching a necessary part of pilot and crew training. Bristow Most ditching events and water impacts would be survived if on the ground. Civil aviation authorities, helicopter makers and equipment manufacturers are struggling to improve the survivability of these accidents, as the number of fatalities due to drowning of...
February 1, 2012
Spanish Air Force AS332B behind one of the international extraction forces. The fifth gathering of European international military aircrews that were seeking to improve their knowledge and skills in personnel recovery techniques met at the Albacete airbase in Spain from October 14-26, 2011 under the auspices of the European Air Group. This was the annual Combined Joint Personnel Recovery Standardization...
February 1, 2012
The U.S. Navy has begun using its first virtual reality training device, a Sikorsky MH-60S aircrew virtual environmental trainer (AVET). MH-60S and HH-60H crew members will...
February 1, 2012
Bell 412 FFS in Toluca. CAE CAE has launched a new training center in Mexico for Bell helicopter and business jet pilot...
February 1, 2012
Lt. Col. Edward Vedder using an AH-64D Apache Block III simulator at Boeing’s facility in Mesa, Ariz. The U.S. Army’s 1st Infantry Division, part of the 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, has become the first unit to fly the Boeing Apache Block III. Pilots flying the Block III, which features 26 new technological upgrades, will receive three...
January 18, 2012
Most ditching events and water impacts would be survived if on the ground. Civil aviation authorities, helicopter makers and equipment manufacturers are struggling to improve the survivability of these accidents, as the number of fatalities due to drowning of conscious occupants is still unacceptable. Improving floatability is a major focus. Just as important, avoiding helicopter capsizing would save many...
January 5, 2012
Canadian training and simulation provider CAE has launched a new training center in Mexico for Bell helicopter and business jet pilots. The...
January 1, 2012
Horizon Flight Academy, a subsidiary of Mubadala Aerospace, has entered into a joint venture with Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA), the largest operator of commercial helicopters in the Middle East, to establish a training center in Abu Dhabi. The new training center is part of a plan by Mubadala to create a “local and international aerospace industry in the UAE and surrounding region built on mutually...
January 1, 2012
CAE has an unparalleled breadth of experience in helicopter simulation, training and mission rehearsal. In fact, no other company has designed training systems for a greater variety of rotary-wing platforms. CAE has simulated helicopters from virtually all the major manufacturers, including AgustaWestland, Bell Helicopter Textron, Boeing, Eurocopter, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Kaman, MD...
December 27, 2011
The U.S. Navy has begun using its first virtual reality training device, a Sikorsky MH-60S aircrew virtual environmental trainer (AVET). MH-60S and HH-60H crew members will practice aerial gunnery, cargo...
December 20, 2011
Lake Charles, La.-based Era Training Center (ETC) has received FAA Level 6 certification for its AgustaWestland AW139 flight simulator...
December 13, 2011
The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has taken delivery of an AS350 training helicopter from Eurocopter Canada. The...
December 5, 2011
In preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russian Helicopters recently assisted EMERCOM with training in response to natural disasters and terrorist attacks. The Kamov...
December 2, 2011
Eurocopter opted for a sunset in the foothills of the Andes near Santiago as the backdrop for the 10th anniversary of the company’s establishment in Chile, which was attended by over 300 guests. During these 10 years this subsidiary has...
December 1, 2011
Overall, 2011 could be described as a year that included some dramatic ups and downs for helicopters involved in combat. In the commercial market, while nobody can predict the direction of the economy, the continued development of new variants and sales inching forward is fueling a guarded optimism that 2012 could bring a return to more plentiful times. It’s been an eventful year, with the U.S...
December 1, 2011
Chromalloy has named Carlo Luzzatto as its new president. Luzzatto replaces Armand Lauzon, who is now the CEO of Chromalloy and its parent company, Sequa Corp. Luzzatto was previously the co-general manager of the Ansaldo Energia division of Finmeccanica. StandardAero Business Aviation has appointed Marc McGowan as vice president...
December 1, 2011
In an effort to provide a snapshot of the hundreds of stories in the helicopter industry that we cover each year, Rotor & Wing has assembled a list of more than 300 items published from January to November 2011. These news stories, features and product announcements ran in the pages of the print magazine—this doesn’t include our daily Top Stories at rotorandwing.com, web-only features...
December 1, 2011
The many varieties of helicopter models in the world today are flown by an equally large variety of pilots. Although we could spend pages telling stories and giving examples of lots of colorful individuals, for now we’ll limit the conversation to just two types: low-gain and high-gain pilots. In technical words, “gain” is what engineers call the ratio of response to error. Pilot gain...
December 1, 2011
Helicopter crewmembers try out the virtual reality environment of Virtalis’ HCR training system. Virtalis Virtalis Introduces Helicopter Crew Reality Training UK-based Virtalis has provided three helicopter crew reality (HCR) systems to the Defence Helicopter Flying School and FB Heliservices. The HCR units are operational at the Royal Air Force (RAF) Shawbury and Valley stations. HCR allows the...
November 22, 2011
Broussard, La.-based RLC has contracted FlightSafety International to train more than 100 of its pilots. The...
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