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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...
June 9, 2014
AgustaWestland and Havelsan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate and jointly market and sell their complementary training products and capabilities. Witnessed by the Turkish Undersecretary for Defense...
June 6, 2014
Sikorsky Innovations, a subsidiary of Sikorsky Aircraft, has crowned a team from Danbury High School as the winner of the 2014 annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Challenge. Sikorsky Innovations co-sponsors the competition with Connecticut Corsair, a volunteer organization dedicated to the promotion of education and Connecticut businesses, and Connecticut Innovations, an organization...
June 2, 2014
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has released its final report into a near miss involving a Bell 412 Westpac rescue helicopter and an unidentified unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), highlighting the dangers of UAVs operating above 400 feet without approval. The incident occurred in late March at 2200 hours (10:00 pm) when the Westpac helicopter took off from John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, New...
May 30, 2014
Keith Cianfrani Imagine hovering for a local news station over a large city at night, filming a story when your engine fails and you are forced to make an autorotation to a suitable area that you can’t actually see and hopefully no trees, poles wires or cars will be in your flight path. This is a situation you do not want to be in. However, you have power to the rotor system with full operating rotor...
May 30, 2014
Russian Helicopters has inked a cooperation agreement with the government of the Russian Republic of Buryatia to allow Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant to provide laboratory equipment to the Aviation Technical College, formerly part of Ulan-Ude Engineering Teaching College. The Aviation Technical College was spun off from Ulan-Ude Engineering Teaching College in early 2014 under an Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant...
May 29, 2014
Airbus Helicopters and UTair have extended their training agreement past an original three-year arrangement. Through this program, pilots and technical personnel are trained on the Ecureuil-family rotorcraft and also...
May 29, 2014
Metro Aviation has achieved Level 4 of FAA's safety management system (SMS) pilot project in the 14...
May 23, 2014
    Airbus Helicopters has given an AS350 to the British Columbia Institute of Technology...
May 14, 2014
Bell Helicopter has reached agreements with Helicopter Flight Services, AngMar Aviation and Rocky Mountain Rotors involving the 407GX, which features Garmin's G1000H flight deck. New York City-based Helicopter Flight Services offers tours, corporate charter services, aerial photography and video, and construction services around Manhattan...
May 13, 2014
Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority has issued a notice of proposed rule-making aimed at improving the safety of helicopter external sling load and winching and rappelling operations in 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 aboard an...
May 5, 2014
CAE and Brazil-based Lider Aviacao launched a new helicopter pilot training program in Sao Paulo for operators of the S-92 Sikorsky aircraft. The S-92 training program is an extension of the joint venture between CAE and Lider, and will support flight training for all...
May 5, 2014
Sikorsky Aircraft participated in a transfer ceremony of an S-76A helicopter maintenance trainer to Canadore College earlier today for use as a hands-on training aid for students in the School of Aviation...
May 2, 2014
The helicopter pilot was on his final instrument approach for completing the requirements in the Instrument Rating Practical Test Standards and weather conditions were perfect. At Decision Height, the examiner called out “runway in sight.” The aircraft was slightly right of course and less than a dot above glideslope. Not perfect, but well within the standards. He let out a sigh of relief...
May 2, 2014
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has launched a series of template risk models, highlighting a number of specific safety scenarios, which airline and airport operators, air navigation service providers, maintenance organizations, ground service providers and regulators can use as part of their own safety management systems (SMS). The models will allow organizations to assess their...
April 24, 2014
Leicester-based academy Helicentre Aviation will be taking enrollments for a BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Pilot Practice Degree/Higher Apprenticeship which will allow graduates to obtain the degree alongside their professional helicopter...
April 24, 2014
S-70B Seahawk launches as a refueling probe is transferred while both ships are deployed in search of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Photo courtesy of RAN Two recent tragic incidents have revealed the challenges of searching for, and rescuing people from, aircraft or vessels that get into difficulties in the maritime environment. In the case of Malaysian Airlines MH370, the challenge was actually tracking...
April 23, 2014
The Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA) received approval from the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) to conduct Bell 412EP/Bell 412EPI B1.3 and B2 Part 147 technical training at the Bell Helicopter...
April 21, 2014
The Alexandria, Va.-based Flight Safety Foundation reports that its Basic Aviation Risk Standards (BARS) program has been meeting with great success in the helicopter community. Flight Safety Foundation's vision to see "an international civil helicopter community with zero accidents" is what drives BARS. BARS was developed three years ago to provide a uniform, objective method for evaluating an...
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