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July 10, 2012
Well it’s that time of year again when Reserve and National Guard aviators plan and execute their annual training plans. Many commercial pilots are members of the Reserve components and take time off of their flying jobs to “switch hats” and put on the green flight suit to serve their country. The difficulty with keeping current and proficient within the active duty flight regulations...
July 10, 2012
Lake Charles, La.-based Era Training Center is expanding its night vision goggle (NVG) training services. Along with Night Flight Concepts of Bedford, Texas, Era supplies pilot, flight...
July 9, 2012
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is holding a public forum on July 17 and 18 to examine the “regulations, policies and procedures” for general aviation search and rescue (SAR)...
June 29, 2012
Oboronprom subsidiary Russian Helicopters is planning to incorporate “intelligent” avionics into all of its helicopter lines from 2015 onward. The system—which seeks to increase pilot situational awareness—will be used for monitoring flight conditions, autopilot landing and collision avoidance. The company says the technology will allow pilots to carry out difficult maneuvers at low...
June 12, 2012
Guanchen Aviation and Bell Helicopter have signed an agreement to establish the first official Bell flight...
June 7, 2012
French NH90 in the NATO Frigate Helicopter (NFH) variant. As the UK Royal Air Force (RAF) Boeing Chinook clatters toward its objective, navigation being assisted by a moving map and a pre-planned mission profile, the pilot is aware of a familiar voice filling the headphones. It is a voice they have heard several times before and they know, aside from the callsign, that the person speaking is watching their...
June 1, 2012
Boeing CH-46Es at Exercise Balikatan 2012, a joint training exercise involving the U.S. Marines and the Philippines. The U.S. Marine Corps Medium Helicopter...
June 1, 2012
This month we’ll look at safety within the rotorcraft industry. After attending Heli-Expo in Dallas this year and talking with safety professionals in the industry, I decided to look at the safety management system (SMS) programs for several helicopter operators. In order to get a more accurate account of safety in the industry, we first must look at where accidents occur. According to the U.S. NTSB...
June 1, 2012
Thierry Dubois, a contributing writer for Rotor & Wing, is among the finalists for this year's Aerospace Media Awards, which will be given out at a July 8...
May 29, 2012
RAF Shawbury, the home of the United Kingdom’s tri-service Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS), is the first customer to receive a part task gunnery training system from virtual reality company Virtalis. The gunnery element is an additional upgrade to the existing Helicopter Crew Reality (HCR) system that ab-initio—which means “from the beginning”—crewmen use during their...
April 26, 2012
The U.S. Marine Corps’ 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Battalion Landing Team part of the 24th Marine...
April 25, 2012
According to the International Helicopter Safety Team, the rotorcraft accident rate has fallen 30 percent in the past five years (from 2006 to 2011/early 2012) when compared to 2001-2005. Describing the decrease as a “strong step in the right direction,” IHST notes that despite making progress, “if our current statistical trend continues, the industry will not meet its goal of an 80...
April 1, 2012
Pair of FB Heliservices AS350B3s in flight with the Defence Helicopter Flying School. Cobham Cobham Aviation Services and Bristow Helicopters joint venture, FB Heliservices, has agreed to provide helicopter flight training for the UK Ministry of Defence at RAF Shawbury, RAF Valley and Army Aviation Centre (AAC) Middle Wallop. The four-year, £193-million (approximately $303-million) contract carries...
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...
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