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January 1, 2008
FlightSafety, the world’s foremost aviation training company, delivers another first this year with the projected opening in late 2008 of a new Learning Center devoted principally to training for offshore operations. The center, positioned in Lafayette, Louisiana, to serve the Gulf of Mexico offshore helicopter industry, will customize its training to address the specific challenges offshore...
November 15, 2007
Bristow Group has expanded its training division with the acquisition of New Iberia, La.-based Vortex Helicopters for about $2.5 million...
November 1, 2007
TRAINING The oil and gas industry has decided to abandon flight hours as the prime benchmark for hiring pilots to support its operations. It now wants competency-based flight training that would allow qualified individuals to move into jobs flying multi-pilot helicopters without having to accumulate 1,000 hr or more of flying experience. Such training is routinely used for pilot advancement. "What we...
November 1, 2007
Despite CAE’s initial reticence on the matter, the global training and simulation company has agreed with Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. to open a helicopter training center in Bangalore, India. The center is to be equally owned by Hindustan and Montreal-based CAE. It is expected to open in late 2008 and will provide training to civil and military pilots and also provide maintenance...
September 1, 2007
PRODUCTS/AIRFRAMES FH1100 Manufacturing Corp. is looking to deliver its first newly made FH1100 turbine helicopter to a customer in 2008. Georges Van Nevel, president and CEO of the Century, Fla.-based company that bought the FH1100 type...
September 1, 2007
AUTOROTATIONS, DRIVEN REGIONS and driving regions, stall regions and total aerodynamic force... Wait a minute! What does all this mean to our pilot who has lost power and hears a low rpm horn? In general, very little. What is important are rotor rpm, airspeed, and altitude — all highly tradable goods in the marketplace of physics and essential ingredients for a successful autorotation. All too often...
September 1, 2007
Atlantis Demonstrates Virtual Task Trainer Atlantis Systems International of Brampton, Ontario, gave attendees at the Airborne Law Enforcement Assn.’s 37th Annual Convention a sample of virtual reality with their Helicopter Virtual Task Trainer. Looking like a cross between an amusement park ride and a full-motion flight simulator, the trainer puts the pilot and a set of flight controls atop a...
August 28, 2007
Schweizer Aircraft’s newest helicopter will be the turbine-powered Model 434, sources familiar with the program tell      Rotor & Wing. The Sikorsky Aircraft subsidiary is pursuing accelerated development of the...
August 24, 2007
Frasca International will supply Bell Helicopter 206 and UH-1 flight training devices to help the U.S. Army train Iraqi air force pilots. Under a foreign military sales contract with...
August 8, 2007
In an effort to continue to improve helicopter education nationwide, Helicopter Foundation International (HFI), a Helicopter Association International (HAI) affiliated organization, is bringing its Professional Education Series to the West...
August 1, 2007
TRADITIONALLY, WE TELL YOU WHAT we’ve placed on the monthly issue’s cover in a sentence or two on our Table of Contents page. That would have been a challenge this month, since our cover is made up of a selection of 49 covers that have appeared on Rotor & Wing since it went into business with the January 1967 issue. Why not 40 covers for 40 years? That was the initial plan. But in reviewing...
July 1, 2007
READER JEFF FOZARD RECOUNTS uncommanded right turns at low speed ("Loss of Tail-Rotor Effectiveness," May 2007, page 9). The cause was probably a tail rotor in vortex ring state, a condition we normally associate with the main rotor. When a smoker blows a smoke ring, it propels itself with a constant velocity proportional to the strength of its "circulation." A hovering rotor makes its...
June 1, 2007
WIND IS DEFINED BY WEBSTER’S dictionary as a strong current of air. Although simple in definition, the effects of wind on an aircraft can be profound. To a pilot wind can be a friend or a foe, depending on its direction. Yet pilots seem to underestimate the consequences of this natural force fairly often. According to the NTSB, during the last 10 years there were 48 helicopter accidents where the...
April 1, 2007
HELI-EXPO 2007 In what may have been the most intriguing development of this year’s Heli-Expo, Bristow Group struck a deal to buy one flight school and said it is looking at taking over another to get back into the training business. Bristow President and CEO Bill Chiles, said the offshore-services company was to buy Helicopter Adventures by the start of this month for $15 million and the assumption...
April 1, 2007
HUMAN ERROR. THAT’S THE COMMON EXPLANATION for helicopter accidents. We’ve all heard the statistics. Human error is the cause of 80 percent or more of all accidents. In a way, though, the problem is in the statistic itself. It’s been held as conventional wisdom so long — perhaps as long as man has found heavier-than-air vehicles to fly, and crash — that "human error"...
March 1, 2007
Correction We incorrectly reported that Aerolite was doing the completion of an EC145 for MedLink Air in La Crosse, Wisc. ("More Safety and Power, Less Fuel and Noise," September 2006, page 40). In fact, Helicopter Specialities, Inc., a completion and maintenance facility in Janesville, Wisc., near Chicago, is completing that aircraft, which is to fly for Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La...
March 1, 2007
LYNN TILTON IS NOT AFRAID TO ADMIT A MISTAKE. "I make mistakes all the time," said the head of the New York distressed-debt investment firm, which since mid-2005 has been the owner of MD Helicopters. That is in part the nature of her job, she said: She owns 70 different companies, 50 of them with 100-percent stakes. They’re all in different industries. They’ve all got different...
March 1, 2007
HELI-EXPO HAS GROWN APACE with the industry it represents. Just as operators and manufacturers are hard-pressed to field helicopters to meet all the demand before them, visitors to the annual gathering’s exhibit hall can barely find the time to see all the displays and products of interest. To help its readers meet that challenge, Rotor & Wing has gathered snapshots of what some of this...
March 1, 2007
Indian Aviation Academy Orders EC120s, Enstroms The new Apoorva Aviation Academy in Bangalore, India is building its rotorcraft fleet. The flight school, which opened last year offering ground courses to students, on Feb. 11 signed contracts for the acquisition of two EC120 training helicopters. The academy also ordered an Enstrom 480B turbine and Enstrom 280FX piston aircraft, which the Menominee...
March 1, 2007
Bell Parent Plans Academy in India Bell Helicopter is looking to set up a training academy in India. The move is part of Bell parent Textron’s effort to strengthen its position in one of the world’s most promising aviation markets. In addition to training for helicopter pilots, the academy would provide instruction on the products of another Textron unit, Cessna ‘We are looking forward to...
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