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April 1, 2012
Aviation support units from across Australia converged in Parramatta for a three-day helicopter tactical training course hosted by the New South Wales Police Force Aviation Support Branch (PolAir). The tactical flight course, led by airborne law enforcement trainer Kevin Means, was aimed at improving...
March 26, 2012
Sandel Avionics has reached an agreement with the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) to supply its SN3500 primary navigation display and SG102 attitude...
March 20, 2012
The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) is asking for feedback on its web-based safety toolkits...
March 13, 2012
Night Flight Concepts has received a contract extension from the Broward County Sheriff’s...
March 6, 2012
Stratford, Conn.-based Sikorsky Aircraft has agreed to sponsor the CHC Safety & Quality Summit, which is scheduled for March 26-28 in...
March 5, 2012
AgustaWestland and CAE joint venture, Rotorsim, is set to become the first provider of AW189 full-flight simulator training. The CAE 3000 Series sim will begin service third quarter 2013 in Sesto Calende, Italy...
March 1, 2012
Viktor Ruklinski announces the CIS’ intent to partner with IHST. Photo by Chris Sheppard During Heli-Expo, the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) held a town hall meeting open to all pilots, safety managers and anyone interested in helicopter safety issues. Attendees raised a number of concerns, including the lighting on wind towers and heliports that is currently invisible to night vision...
March 1, 2012
Back in 1971, Harry Reasoner eloquently discussed why helicopter and airplane pilots can display such differences in outlook. There is one thing that pilots, regardless of category aircraft flown, will always have a keen interest in. That one thing is “numbers.” From the moment a person decides to pursue flying, the numbers are always at play. As a student pilot the number of flight hours...
February 29, 2012
American Eurocopter has reached an agreement with Metro Aviation to supply AS350 flight simulator training for Metro pilots. The U.S. arm of the helicopter maker has an AS350 Level B-approved simulator at its facility in Grand...
February 12, 2012
HAI is hosting an inspection authorization renewal course on Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 8 a.m. to noon. “Why SMS in Maintenance” will feature...
February 7, 2012
Among the more than 300 volunteers for the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) are (left to right) FAA’s Larry Buehler, Terry Palmer, manager of rotorcraft safety programs for FlightSafety International, BJ Raysor, director of aviation ops for Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Fred Brisbois, director of aviation and product safety for Sikorsky, and FAA’s Sue Gardner, program director...
February 1, 2012
Canada-based CAE has received a number of recent military and civil contracts totaling more than C$100 million ($99 million). The Department of National Defence in Canada...
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...
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