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USATS announced a forthcoming rotary wing training course

USATS  announced a forthcoming rotary wing training course

U.S. Aviation Training Solutions Inc. (USATS – formerly the Bristow Academy), today announced a major forthcoming rotary wing training course, reaffirmed its commitment to its core energy sector clients and spoke of innovative future course offerings with a drive into the fixed wing training sector. “We’re proud of our 30-year heritage, leading standards for commercial… Read more »

Source: USATS, 29-Aug-18

Bristow Academy’s Gerald Marchal Wins AMT Next Gen Award

Bristow Academy’s Gerald Marchal Wins AMT Next Gen Award

Bristow Academy A&P Mechanic Gerald Marchal was one of 40 aircraft maintenance professionals under the age of 40 from all segments of the aviation industry to receive Aircraft Maintenance Technology (AMT) magazine’s 40 Under 40 Next Gen Award. The award recognizes men and women who go above and beyond in their careers and are an… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 06-Dec-16

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Bristow Academy Announces 2016 Bill Chiles Scholarship Award

Bristow Academy Announces 2016 Bill Chiles Scholarship Award

Bristow Academy Inc., a division of Bristow Group, today announced that Martin Lorentzen is the 2016 Bill Chiles scholarship award recipient. Bristow’s Scholarship Selection Committee selected Lorentzen based on his skill, financial need and ability to operate at the highest level of Target Zero safety. He has been a full-time student at Bristow Academy since… Read more »

Source: Bristow Academy, 06-Jul-16

Castle Air buys Bristow Academy base in UK

Castle Air buys Bristow Academy base in UK

Castle Air has bought the UK branch of Bristow Academy at Gloucestershire Airport, which has up to now focused on providing IR courses in a purpose built facility which includes FNPT II Simulators. The new facility, which will trade as Castle Air Academy, will bring together all of Castle Air’s training work, and their simulator… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Apr-16

Bristow Academy Awards First Annual Scholarship

Bristow Academy Awards First Annual Scholarship

Bristow Academy Inc., a division of Bristow Group, today announced that Per Emil Karl Albrektsson of Titusville, Florida, is the first annual Bill Chiles scholarship award recipient. Bristow’s Scholarship Selection Committee chose Albrektsson based on his skill, financial need and ability to operate at the highest level of Target Zero safety. He has been a… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 02-Jul-15

Bristow Academy Supports Nigerian Aviation College to Train Future Engineers

Bristow Academy Supports Nigerian Aviation College to Train Future Engineers

Four instructors from Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria (NCAT) recently completed an intensive training course on helicopter maintenance and engineering at Bristow Academy, with the purpose of bringing the curriculum back to Nigeria to teach future engineers in their home country. The month-long training at the Academy was the culmination of a year-long joint… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 11-May-15

Bristow Academy announces Scholarship in honour of CEO Emeritus Bill Chiles

Bristow Academy announces Scholarship in honour of CEO Emeritus Bill Chiles

Bristow Academy Inc., a division of Bristow Group, today announced it will award an annual scholarship in honor of Chief Executive Officer Emeritus William (“Bill”) E. Chiles for his contribution to creating a safer global helicopter transport community. The scholarship award covers full tuition at Bristow Academy for a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) CFI helicopter… Read more »

Source: Bristow Academy, 16-Feb-15

21-Jul-14 N1830D Schweizer 300CBi Titusville, US-Florida

Rolled over on landing

21-Jul-14

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Bristow Nigeria details pilot and engineer training plans

Bristow Nigeria details pilot and engineer training plans

Bristow Nigeria currently has 15 students at Bristow Academy in Florida, with 20 more to follow.  Another 40 students are undergoing helicopter engineering training at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology  See full story

Source: National Mirror, 11-May-14

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Bristow Academy Pilot Helping Advance Whirly-Girls’ Mission

Bristow Academy Pilot Helping Advance Whirly-Girls’ Mission

Laura McColm, FAA Chief Flight Instructor at Bristow Academy, recently stepped down from her position as President of Whirly-Girls International, but her commitment to the organization’s objective of advancing women in helicopter aviation is as strong as ever. “Whirly-Girls is the reason I am where I am,” says Laura, who still serves on the group’s… Read more »

Source: Bristow Academy, 06-Apr-14

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21-Jan-14 N2110J Schweizer 300CBi Titusville, US-Florida

Landing accident, helicopter on its side

21-Jan-14

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01-Nov-13 N17880 Schweizer 300CBi Titusville, US-Florida

Force landing in muddy area

01-Nov-13

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Bristow Academy Adds Glass Cockpit Technology to R44 Training Fleet

Bristow Academy Adds Glass Cockpit Technology to R44 Training Fleet

Bristow Academy Inc., a division of Bristow Group Inc., today announced that its first four R44 Raven 1 training helicopters with the Garmin 500H electronic flight display have been introduced into service. Bristow Academy trainees flying this R44 aircraft will be using dual 6.5-inch LCDs, mounted side-by-side in the bezel, with both Primary Flight Display… Read more »

Source: Bristow Academy, 13-Aug-13

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Bristow Academy to recognize Michael Campbell today

Bristow Academy to recognize Michael Campbell today

Bristow Academy Inc., a division of Bristow Group Inc., will present an award to Michael Campbell, the helicopter pilot who safely landed his helicopter near the 79th Street Boat Basin in New York City on Sunday, June 30, 2013. Michael is a graduate of Bristow Academy. The award presentation will occur on Friday, August 9,… Read more »

Source: Bristow Academy, 09-Aug-13

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Bristow Academy introduces fourth R44 IR trainer

Bristow Academy introduces fourth R44 IR trainer

Bristow Academy have announced on their Facebook page that their fourth glass cockpit instrument trainer has arrived at their base at Titusville in Florida.  The panel includes a full Garmin G500H fit.  The ramp photo here is of their third R44 IR trainer N448BA as the photo of the fourth one – N449BA – is… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Jul-13

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Bristow Helicopters publicises Nigerian pilot training plans

Bristow Helicopters publicises Nigerian pilot training plans

Bristow Helicopters is to spend $4.8million (about N758.4m) on training of its pilots, the Managing Director, Capt. Akin Oni, has said’ (See Full Story)

Source: The Nation, 31-May-13

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19-Feb-13 N2099S Schweizer 300CBi Titusville, US-Florida

Heavy landing, deforming the skids, on the side of Highway US-1 after engine malfunction

19-Mar-13

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Bristow Academy Announces Agreement with Aero Dynamix

Bristow Academy Announces Agreement with Aero Dynamix

Bristow Academy announced today an agreement with Aero Dynamix to use Aero Dynamix night vision systems to enhance its night vision training program, as well as offer the installation of Aero Dynamix night vision systems to its customers worldwide. Both companies are industry leaders in night vision applications – Bristow Academy in rotary pilot training… Read more »

Source: Bristow Academy, 05-Mar-13

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100th pilot completes Bristow Academy Mountain Flying course

100th pilot completes Bristow Academy Mountain Flying course

There’s a certain buzz these days in Carson City, Nevada—the sound of Bristow Academy Mountain Flying Training. On 23 May 2011 Bristow Academy began operating in the majestic Lake Tahoe region and hasn’t stopped since, training more than 100 pilots from a myriad of countries in high altitude operations. Military and police units have flocked… Read more »

Source: Bristow Academy, 18-Feb-13

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Helihub.com apologises

Helihub.com apologises

HeliHub.com has withdrawn an article we ran yesterday regarding the way in which Bristow Helicopters chose to word an invitation for applications to a scholarship program they are running, which has an application deadline of 31 January 2013. We understood that the UK’s Equalities Act in 2010, which aims to remove discrimination on a wide… Read more »

23-Nov-12

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Bristow Helicopters article

Bristow Helicopters article

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Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Nov-12

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06-Mar-12 N83AP Bell 206B Titusville, US-Florida

JetRanger working with Bristow Academy crashed and turned over.  Main rotors ripped off, tail boom damage but skids appear to in one piece?  No injuries

06-Mar-12

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Bristow Academy and Turbomeca partnership ready for first training session

Bristow Academy and Turbomeca partnership ready for first training session

Turbomeca (Safran group) and Bristow Academy announced that their first training courses will be held the week of 5 to 9 March 2012. This first session is provided in the training partnership formed last fall. Lectures will be given to the Bristow Academy , Titusville, Florida Campus, Space Coast Regional Airport (KTIX). This formation of… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 12-Feb-12

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Bristow posts increased training bookings since Helitech 2011

Bristow posts increased training bookings since Helitech 2011

Bristow Helicopters Ltd has reported a boost in registrations for its training programs following its high profile presence at Europe’s largest helicopter exhibition, Helitech 2011. Since the event, which took place in the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, UK, on 27-29 September, Bristow has experienced a rise in enquiries for its training programmes held both… Read more »

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 05-Jan-12

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Bristow Academy to train Turbomeca maintainers

Bristow Academy to train Turbomeca maintainers

During the Helitech exhibition, Turbomeca (Safran group) and Bristow Academy signed a partnership contract to facilitate the training of Turbomeca operators on maintenance operations. Going forward Bristow will be able to train pilots and technicians as a part of the Turbomeca Training Network. The partnership will draw from Turbomeca training programs to give pilots and… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 27-Sep-11

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Bristow Helicopters to exhibit at Helitech

Bristow Helicopters to exhibit at Helitech

Bristow Helicopters Ltd. today announced that it will exhibit at Helitech 2011, Europe’s largest helicopter exhibition, at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, near Cambridge in the United Kingdom, from September 27-29. Bristow will cohost Chalet #9 with Bristow Group affiliate FB Heliservices Limited. Bristow representatives will present Bristow’s offshore helicopter services to prospective customers… Read more »

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 22-Sep-11

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Bristow Academy and Rotorworld combine expertise

Bristow Academy and Rotorworld combine expertise

Bristow Academy Inc., a division of Bristow Group Inc., today announced a joint venture agreement with Rotorworld Institute LLC to offer Helicopter Underwater Egress Training (HUET). The first eight-hour course is planned for October 7, 2011, and includes two hours of classroom and six hours of practical instruction. Demand for HUET training has increased in… Read more »

Source: Bristow Academy, 22-Sep-11

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Bristow Academy offers wildland fire orientation course

Bristow Academy offers wildland fire orientation course

Bristow Academy Inc., a division of Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE:BRS), today announced it will offer a new course for helicopter pilots on wildland fire operations and suppression. Taught by qualified wildland fire instructors, the class is scheduled to begin October 3, 2011. Entitled “Wildland Fire Orientation for Rotary Wing Pilots,” the six-day course will give… Read more »

Source: Bristow Academy, 07-Sep-11

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28-Aug-11 N2093U Schweizer 300CBi Titusville, US-Florida

Solo student pilot, emergency landing off the off the BeachLine Expressway, sparking a brush fire.  Pilot had reportedly  landed quickly due to an onboard fire.

27-Aug-11

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Grey Owl Aviation Consultants offers Human Factors workshops

Grey Owl Aviation Consultants offers Human Factors workshops

Grey Owl Aviation Consultants Inc. is offering two Human Factors Workshops during May in Titusville, Fla. Human Factors – Phase I. May 18-19, 2011 Objective To equip aviation maintenance technicians, supervisors and managers with the skills necessary to enhance safety, teamwork and efficiency in the workplace, and therefore, reduce aircraft maintenance errors. This workshop is… Read more »

Source: Grey Owl Aviation Consultants, 12-Apr-11

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Titusville council delays vote on fee cuts for Bristow Academy

Titusville council delays vote on fee cuts for Bristow Academy

Council members seemed ready to approve  $33K of fee cuts for the Bristow Academy expansion, a project which would create 97 full-time jobs.  But it unanimously decided to table the measure, pending the crafting of written policies on granting such financial breaks

Source: Florida Today, 18-Jan-11

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15-Jan-11 Schweizer 300CBi Stuart, US-Florida

Instructor vacated aircraft for student Adeniyi Akinuli to complete shut-down.  Helicopter took off unexpectedly and landed onto its side

15-Jan-11

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Bristow Academy seeks discount on building permit fees

Bristow Academy seeks discount on building permit fees

Bristow Academy will reportedly ask the city council for discounts on its building permit fees, as it seeks to expand its local operations and add nearly 100 employees.

Source: FloridaToday.com, 12-Jan-11

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Aero Dynamix delivers 11th NVG upgrade to Bristow Academy

Aero Dynamix delivers 11th NVG upgrade to Bristow Academy

Aero Dynamix, Inc., located in Euless, TX, (DFW area) is proud to announce the recent delivery of another NVIS Compatible Lighting System Modification for a Bell Helicopter model 206B-3 to owner/operator, Bristow Academy, Inc., a division of Bristow Group, Inc. (NYSE: BRS). This delivery marks the fifth Bell 206B-3, modified by Aero Dynamix, for Bristow… Read more »

Source: Aero Dynamix, 15-Oct-10

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06-Oct-10 N2074B Schweizer 300CBi Cocoa, US-Florida

After hitting a bird with the main rotor blade, the passenger and pilot were not hurt. It took crews a few hours to remove the chopper and return it to the Bristow Academy in Titusville.

06-Oct-10

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Bristow Academy approved for FAA Part 141 NVG program

Bristow Academy approved for FAA Part 141 NVG program

Bristow Academy Inc., a division of Bristow Group Inc., today announced it has received FAA approval for a Part 141 Night Vision Goggle (NVG) training program. The NVG program will train helicopter pilots to operate safely at night while using helmet-mounted night vision goggle equipment. This technology is rapidly becoming the standard for helicopter operators… Read more »

Source: Bristow Academy, 30-Aug-10

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18-Aug-10 N1542D Schweizer 300CBi Titusville, US-Florida

18-Aug-10

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Florida Tech and Bristow Academy Announce Partnership

Florida Tech and Bristow Academy Announce Partnership

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Fla., and Bristow Academy Inc. in Titusville, Fla., a division of Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE:BRS), today announced a strategic partnership to offer a combined program of university aviation education and helicopter flight training beginning Fall Semester 2010. This innovative program will feature the strengths of both institutions to… Read more »

Source: Florida Institute of Technology, 04-May-10

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Bristow Academy wins $2 Million grant – 97 jobs to be created

Bristow Academy wins $2 Million grant – 97 jobs to be created

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke today announced a $2 million Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to the Titusville-Cocoa Airport Authority of Titusville, Fla., to assist in the expansion of the Bristow Academy, a major helicopter pilot training facility, and create new central Florida aerospace sector jobs. The project is expected to save 155 jobs, create… Read more »

Source: U.S. Economic Development Administration, 30-Apr-10

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Bristow Academy expands training to Sanford airport

Bristow Academy expands training to Sanford airport

A Titusville-based helicopter school is expanding its operations to Orlando Sanford International Airport due to an uptick in its military training contracts.

Source: Orlando Business Journal, 06-Jan-10

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Bristow Academy Implements ALERTS System

Source: Vertical, 16-Jun-09

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Sikorsky delivers six S300CBi helicopters to Bristow Academy

Source: Sikorsky, 29-Apr-09

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