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September 17, 2012
Russian Helicopters and CAE have agreed to work together toward developing training and simulation programs for pilots, mechanics and other operators of Russian-built rotorcraft...
September 11, 2012
Finmeccanica subsidiary AgustaWestland has partnered with two companies in South Korea. The manufacturer plans to establish a series of military training and service centers with Dodaam Systems Co., a training and simulation provider for the defense industry. AgustaWestland has also teamed with Firstec Co. covering security equipment...
September 11, 2012
Lake Charles, La.-based Era Training Center has received FAR Part 142 approval for its training program for the AgustaWestland AW139. The approval gives Era the ability to issue pilot certificates following ground instruction and training in the flight simulator training device...
September 1, 2012
An AgustaWestland AW109 hovers in the air in preparation for training Albanian Ministry of Defence pilots through FB Heliservices. The Albanian Ministry of Defence has...
September 1, 2012
The MD530F was selected for its hot and high performance. Shindand Air Base sits at 3,400 feet. Back on March 16, 2011, the Department of the Army announced that it had awarded MD Helicopters a $186-million contract to provide six MD530Fs (including critical spares) to be the Rotary Wing Primary Training Aircraft (RWPTA) in Afghanistan. The six aircraft procured for the Afghan Air Force are models s/n...
September 1, 2012
R66 flanks a lineup of Robinson helicopters at the company’s headquarters in Torrance, Calif. As mentioned in my August column, “Safety Goes Hand in Glove with Mission” (page 52), I had the opportunity to attend the Robinson Helicopter Corp. Pilot Safety Course and fly the R22 and R66 at the end of the program. The course is four to five days long including the aircraft flights. I was...
August 30, 2012
 The U.S. Army has contracted Kratos Defense & Security Solutions to service training systems for Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawks. The...
August 28, 2012
Enstrom Helicopter has handed over the last of 16 480B turbine trainers, which will double as utility platforms, to the Royal...
August 28, 2012
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has released a guide entitled Decision Making for Single-Pilot Helicopter Operations. The free...
August 27, 2012
In response to the FAA’s request for specific night vision recommendations, industry leaders have established the Night Vision Advisory Council (NVAC). The...
August 24, 2012
Grand Prairie, Texas-based American Eurocopter has named the members of the 2012 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award Blue Ribbon Committee. The award recognizes air medical operators who have reached a high level of safety within its organization. Members of the committee include: Bill...
August 23, 2012
Broussard, La.-based RLC is the recipient of the Helicopter Association International 2011 Operator...
August 14, 2012
The UTair Training Center in Tyumen dates back to 1967, when it was a training facility unit for the Tyumen Civil Aviation Department. Later it developed into a Personnel Training Center (PTC) and was registered as a non-commercial partnership that soon grew into one of the largest civil aviation training centers in Russia. UTair Aviation and its subsidiaries, UTair Engineering and Center of Transport and...
August 8, 2012
Sydney-based Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) has incorporated a Bell 206B-1 Kiowa simulator—which the Australian Army uses for initial Pilot...
August 8, 2012
Canada-based CAE has been in the business of developing simulation training since 1947, delivering more than 120 helicopter synthetic training devices, modeling a variety of helicopters from nine original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in both the civil and military markets. On July 20, CAE hosted Rotor & Wing at company headquarters in Montreal for the unveiling of the first full-motion 3000 Series...
August 1, 2012
What do Al Pacino, a squirrel and a moose, the “human operating system,” rogue management, graphical world charts, lions and bears, dangerous behavior, SMS toolkits and safety videos all have in common? OK, maybe those last two gave it away, but they’re all subjects that have appeared in the International Helicopter Safety Team’s recent “Safety Notes” campaign. Over the...
August 1, 2012
Era Helicopters AgustaWestland AW139. When you think about it, the helicopter industry is truly amazing. Especially when you consider how many of today’s mega-service-providers started out as “one ship” operations. Take Era Group, for example. The company was started in 1948 when an adventurous young pilot named Carl Brady started Economy Helicopters and brought a Bell 47A to Alaska to...
August 1, 2012
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved the Bell Helicopter Training...
August 1, 2012
Safety is not an entity in and itself. Pilots need to develop a healthy perspective for safety, not think of it as an obstacle to mission accomplishment, but a means to mission accomplishment. I’d like to highlight the links among management, standardization, training and safety. These items “go hand in glove with mission accomplishment and cannot be separated.” One could define...
August 1, 2012
Aeromega G-RALA Robinson R44, which the author trains in. There is and will always be room and need for qualified and experienced pilots and crews to fill the parapublic, corporate or offshore roles. Why one may ask, is this assured in the current economic climate? There are many answers to this, and for which one looks at the offshore marketplace. The oil will always be found, and there is no immediate...
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