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UK Perspective on Military Helicopter Flight Training will be delivered by St Andrew’s Aviation

UK Perspective on Military Helicopter Flight Training will be delivered by St Andrew’s Aviation

In an era of dwindling budget and increased deployments, military flight training organisations will need to be much more creative and reassess their structure to overcome challenges and align more closely with the Civil Aviation regulations. Speaking at SMi’s Military Flight Training conference this October, Major (Retd.) Peter Dean, Director of St Andrew’s Aviation will… Read more »

Source: SMi Group, 21-Aug-17

Russian Helicopters concludes training of foreign technical personnel

Russian Helicopters concludes training of foreign technical personnel

Progress Arsenyev Aviation Company (AAC Progress) of Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) concluded practical training of the technical personnel of the group of foreign military specialists within the framework of the first export contract. The first batch of the foreign specialists arrived at the enterprise facilities on 1 June of the… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 21-Aug-17

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SAS to undertake AW169 pilot training

SAS to undertake AW169 pilot training

Specialist Aviation Services is pleased to announce the addition of AW169 Type Rating courses to its portfolio of Leonardo Service Centre capabilities. SAS has gained this approval as more AW169’s enter service both in the utility and VIP sectors. SAS is now supporting four AW169 air ambulances across the south of the UK as well… Read more »

Source: Specialist Aviation Services, 10-Jul-17

Norway opens AW101 Training Centre

Norway opens AW101 Training Centre

Leonardo announced yesterday the official opening of its AW101 Norway Training Centre at Stavanger Sola Airport by Per-Willy Amundsen, Minister of Justice & Public Security. The training centre includes a new AW101 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) which will support the training of Norwegian aircrew and will also be available to other AW101 customers. The first… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 14-Jun-17

25-May-17 N62UP Airbus EC135 New Castle, US-Delaware (1F)

Air ambulance on training flight. Crash shortly after take off, killing the pilot. No patients or medical crew were on board.  Pilot named as Michael Murphy

25-May-17

20-May-17 N2322Z Robinson R22 Linden, US-New Jersey

Fell onto starboard side in training accident.

20-May-17

18-May-17 N6040Y Bell 407 Fort Worth, US-Texas

FAA reported substantially damaged after hard landing on training flight – aircraft operated by Bell Helicopter Training Academy

18-May-17

Bell buying Fort Worth land to build training airfield

Bell buying Fort Worth land to build training airfield

Bell is looking into purchasing 139 acres of land in east Fort Worth so that they can build a facility for pilot training. The new land will also ensure that Alliance Airport sees less air traffic, greatly reducing the amount of noise pollution. They have received many noise complaints by residents around Alliance Airport, who… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-May-17

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Marines Conduct FARP Operations at WTI 2-7

Marines Conduct FARP Operations at WTI 2-7

Marines with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 conducted forward arming and refueling point operations as part of Assault Support Training 1 at the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, California, in support of the semiannual Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course 2-17, April 17. Lasting seven weeks, WTI is a training evolution hosted by MAWTS-1… Read more »

Source: US Marines, 05-May-17

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Frasca International Sells Airbus H125 Helicopter Flight Simulator

Frasca International Sells Airbus H125 Helicopter Flight Simulator

Frasca International has sold a Level 5 Flight Training Device (FTD) for the Airbus H125 AStar (350B3) single-engine helicopter to Aero Asahi Corporation (AAC), Japan’s leading civil helicopter company. The new Frasca Level 5 FTD will be used by Aero Asahi for H125 pilot training as well as to provide operational training for offshore, emergency… Read more »

Source: Frasca, 27-Apr-17

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KF Aerospace awarded contract to deliver and operate Bell 206 for CFTS

KF Aerospace awarded contract to deliver and operate Bell 206 for CFTS

In early January, KF Aerospace, through its subsidiary KF Aerospace Defence Programs, received a contract award from Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND) to provide a new Bell 206 Level 7 Flight Training Device (FTD) for the Contracted Flying Training and Support (CFTS) Program located in Southport, Manitoba. This new capability, representing a capital investment… Read more »

Source: KF Aerospace, 12-Apr-17

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Pawan Hans works with Mumbai University to launch Aeronautical Engineering degree

Pawan Hans works with Mumbai University to launch Aeronautical Engineering degree

Mumbai University has teamed up with Pawan Hans, a state-run helicopter services operator on March 23, 2017, to launch Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Aeronautical Engineering. The varsity is also taking steps to launch a course in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering from the coming academic session. Students enrolled for this programme will be trained by professionals… Read more »

Source: Pawan Hans, 04-Apr-17

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Helisota and Cobham Helicopter Academy to partner on maintenance and training

Helisota and Cobham Helicopter Academy to partner on maintenance and training

Helisota, an international provider of integrated MRO and training services for rotorcraft aviation, has signed a cooperation agreement with a UK-based Cobham Helicopter Academy. The two companies will partner on developing and providing joint training programs for helicopter maintenance personnel and other specialists. Starting the cooperation, Helisota’s customers will receive access to a wider range… Read more »

Source: Helisota, 31-Mar-17

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HeliOffshore launches training videos to enhance use of automation

HeliOffshore launches training videos to enhance use of automation

HeliOffshore has launched a set of automation training videos for use by its operator members, worldwide. The set of six videos demonstrate the offshore helicopter industry’s recommended practice for the use of automation. Gretchen Haskins, HeliOffshore chief executive officer, says advanced cockpit automation has enabled the offshore helicopter industry to operate in some of the… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 24-Mar-17

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New Helicopter Aircrew Training System at HMAS Albatross

New Helicopter Aircrew Training System at HMAS Albatross

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis MP, today inspected progress in the development of a $157 million Helicopter Aircrew Training System at 816 Squadron at HMAS Albatross. Minister Payne said the project will provide state of the art training facilities for Navy and Army aviators. “The new… Read more »

Source: Defence Minister Australia, 21-Mar-17

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Air Methods and FlightSafety announce new training facility in Colorado

Air Methods and FlightSafety announce new training facility in Colorado

Air Methods (NASDAQ: AIRM), the global leader in emergency air medical services, and FlightSafety International, the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays, today announced the new FlightSafety Learning Center in Denver. In addition, Air Methods and FlightSafety recently welcomed the second of four FlightSafety-built Level-D qualified… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 21-Mar-17

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Motorflug starts German military training contract with JetRangers

Motorflug starts German military training contract with JetRangers

German operator Motorflug has commenced operations this week on the military training contract at the Buckeburg base.  Motorflug were awarded the contract in December 2016 after successfully bidding with six Bell 206 JetRangers. After the German military made the decision to discontinue using Bo105s, they needed a basic training helicopter, and most basic level aircraft… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Mar-17

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Safran signs Bell Helicopter’s Training Academy for first Bell 505 customer support contract

Safran signs Bell Helicopter’s Training Academy for first Bell 505 customer support contract

Safran is proud to announce the signing of the first 5Star Plans contract to support Arrius 2R engines operated by Bell 505 customers. This contract has been signed with the Bell Helicopter’s Training Academy that will operate two Bell 505 aircrafts. 5Star Plans is a new Safran Helicopter Engines support contract dedicated to customers operating… Read more »

Source: Safran, 10-Mar-17

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Safran signs by-the-hour support contract for new UK military training fleets

Safran signs by-the-hour support contract for new UK military training fleets

Safran has signed of a Support-By-Hour (SBH) covering engines operated by the UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) program. The 17-year agreement between Safran Helicopter Engines UK and Airbus Helicopters is worth more than 100 million euros and relates to Arrius 2B2Plus and Arriel 2E engines powering new fleets of H135 and H145. In July… Read more »

Source: Safran, 10-Mar-17

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Sikorsky Announces Ab Initio Pilot Training with Bristow Group

Sikorsky Announces Ab Initio Pilot Training with Bristow Group

Sikorsky and Bristow Group today announced that they are working to enter into a long-term agreement that establishes Bristow as Sikorsky’s preferred supplier for ab initio pilot training for Sikorsky aircraft customers at Bristow Academy. The announcement came at the 2017 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT). The… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 09-Mar-17

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DEA General Aviation appointed US distributor for Cicare helicopters

DEA General Aviation appointed US distributor for Cicare helicopters

Cicaré Rotorcraft is pleased to announce, on the opening day of HAI Heli-Expo, the appointment of DEAGA USA (Booth 4324), as its exclusive distributor for the Cicaré range of helicopters, including the revolutionary Cicaré SVH4 helicopter trainer. DEAGA USA will be responsible for sales, support, training and assembly of the Cicaré range of products in… Read more »

Source: DEA, 07-Mar-17

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Helicentre Aviation Expands EASA Flight Instructor Academy

Helicentre Aviation Expands EASA Flight Instructor Academy

Helicentre Aviation Academy has expanded the capability of its flight instructor career programme with the addition of a new Flight Instructor Course (FIC) instructor to meet demand for its professional pilot training courses. Captain Simon Wiles is only the second UK helicopter pilot to successfully undergo the CAA assessment since the implementation of EASA, earning… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 06-Mar-17

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Air Evac Adds Seven Frasca Bell 206/407 Advanced Aviation Training Devices

Air Evac Adds Seven Frasca Bell 206/407 Advanced Aviation Training Devices

Frasca International has sold seven Advanced Aviation Training Devices (AATDs) for the Bell 206/407 series helicopters to Air Evac Lifeteam, the largest independently owned and operated Helicopter Air Ambulance (HAA) provider in the United States. The seven AATDs will be used by Air Evac to provide recurrent flight training for 600 pilots every four months, on… Read more »

Source: Frasca, 06-Mar-17

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Frasca International Sells Helicopter Simulator to Royal Canadian Air Force

Frasca International Sells Helicopter Simulator to Royal Canadian Air Force

Frasca International has sold a Level 7 Flight Training Device (FTD) for the Bell CH-139 JetRanger helicopter for use by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) No. 3 Flying Training School (3 FTS). KF Aerospace Defence Programs is the prime contractor for the RCAF’s Contracted Flying Training and Support (CFTS) program at the Portage la Prairie… Read more »

Source: Frasca, 06-Mar-17

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New simulation software improves helicopter pilot training

New simulation software improves helicopter pilot training

Missions at sea, in mountainous regions or close to skyscrapers are extremely risky for helicopter pilots. The turbulent air flows near oil rigs, ships, cliffs and tall buildings can throw a helicopter off balance and cause a crash. To provide pilots with optimal preparation for these challenging conditions, engineers at the Technical University of Munich… Read more »

Source: Technical University of Munich, 05-Mar-17

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QinetiQ signs for four H125 for Empire Test Pilots’ School

QinetiQ signs for four H125 for Empire Test Pilots’ School

QinetiQ has signed a deal for four Airbus H125 helicopters as part of its modernisation of the Empire Test Pilots’ School (ETPS), which it manages alongside the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD). Worth approximately £15 million, the deal will see Airbus Helicopters’ UK design team upgrade the Garmin G500-equipped aircraft with, among other capabilities, a… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Mar-17

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VNH Training Center receive the third Cabri G2 Helicopter

VNH Training Center receive the third Cabri G2 Helicopter

An anniversary of 5-year establishment of VNH Training Center (VNHT), dated 6 January 2017, was marked with the great successful acceptance, assembly and flight testing of its 3rd Cabri G2. Cabri G2, manufactured by Guimbal, France based on European standards, is a light piston-engine helicopter specialized for pilot training. Cabri G2, equipped with modernized cockpit… Read more »

Source: VNH, 28-Feb-17

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MICC contract delivering Croatian pilot, maintainer training

MICC contract delivering Croatian pilot, maintainer training

Despite the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior being retired from the Army aviation inventory, contract support for the light attack and reconnaissance helicopter continues by members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Ron Newlan leads the contracting team in support of the U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization at MICC-Fort… Read more »

Source: US Army, 22-Feb-17

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UK distributor launches Guimbal Centre of Excellence

UK distributor launches Guimbal Centre of Excellence

The UK distributor for the French-built composite two-seat Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter is expanding into new facilities. HeliGroup is establishing a Centre of Excellence at Oxford Airport, to include a new sales office and training centre. The company is launching a new sales office within the Airbus Helicopters UK complex, as well as a dedicated… Read more »

Source: HeliGroup, 21-Feb-17

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Swedish Government resumes state-funded pilot training

Swedish Government resumes state-funded pilot training

Svensk Pilotutbildning (SPU) has been awarded an agreement with the Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education (“Myndigheten för Yrkeshögskolan”) for training of 14 new helicopter pilots a year, until 2020, which in total means 28 positions funded by the Swedish Government. The agency got a lot of attention for its January 2014 decision, where… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 13-Feb-17

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Guidance Aviation approved by U.S. Immigration to provide Helicopter Flight Training for International students

Guidance Aviation approved by U.S. Immigration to provide Helicopter Flight Training for International students

Guidance Aviation has trained hundreds of professional helicopter pilots since 1998. Guidance is now approved by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under the Student and Exchange Visitor Program to issue I-20s for an M-1 visa for qualifying students. The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) is the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) program that… Read more »

Source: Guidance Aviation, 02-Feb-17

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Leonardo awarded £271 million AW159 WIST contract by UK

Leonardo awarded £271 million AW159 WIST contract by UK

Leonardo has been awarded a £271 million (approximately €320 million) contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to deliver support and training services for their fleet of 62 AW159 Wildcat helicopters operated by the British Army and Royal Navy. The five-year contract was announced by Harriett Baldwin MP, Minister for Defence Procurement, during a… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 18-Jan-17

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CAE USA wins Army contract to provide rotary-wing flight training instructor support services

CAE USA wins Army contract to provide rotary-wing flight training instructor support services

CAE today announced that CAE USA has been awarded a United States Army contract to provide rotary-wing flight training instructor support services. Under terms of the contract, which was awarded as a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for over US$50 million for the transition and base one-year period, CAE USA will provide classroom, simulator, and live flying instructor support… Read more »

Source: CAE, 16-Jan-17

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Russian Northern Fleet Starts Ka27M Training

Russian Northern Fleet Starts Ka27M Training

The Russian Northern Fleet has been the first to receive the new Kamov Ka-27M shipborne helicopter. They received 6 of these helicopters and their pilots are ready to practice in them. They will be used for naval aviation training as well as anti-submarine and SAR missions, reports Defence Aerospace.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Jan-17

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CommLab announces 2017 class schedule

CommLab announces 2017 class schedule

The CommLab at the Helicopter Flight Training Center provides a hands-on environment for communication specialists.  Training includes both inter-facility and scene transfers, multiple aircraft requests, map reading, flight following and more.  Several communication centers have realized the immense benefits of the CommLab and are planning to send their communication specialists to classes in 2017. The… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 21-Dec-16

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CAE and Abu Dhabi Aviation expand commercial and business aviation training agreement

CAE and Abu Dhabi Aviation expand commercial and business aviation training agreement

CAE and Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) announced today at the 7th Middle East Business Aviation Association Show the expansion of their commercial, business, and helicopter aviation training agreement to support growth in the region. The contract also includes the sale of two full-flight simulators (FFS) as well as CAE instructor-led training, including training courseware. Through this… Read more »

Source: CAE, 12-Dec-16

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University of Dubuque To Offer Helicopter Flight Training

University of Dubuque To Offer Helicopter Flight Training

The University of Dubuque has entered into an agreement with Midwest Helicopter Academy in Sauget, Illinois, to lease a helicopter and provide subject matter expertise in the delivery of high quality helicopter flight training at the Dubuque Regional Airport beginning January 2017. “UD continues to receive inquiries from potential students about a helicopter program, and… Read more »

Source: The University of Dubuque, 01-Nov-16

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Leonardo to establish Authorised Training Centre in Australasia

Leonardo to establish Authorised Training Centre in Australasia

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that it has signed Agreements with Toll Helicopters of Australia (Toll Group) for the support of their new AgustaWestland AW139 Level D Full Flight Simulator and to establish Toll Helicopters as an Authorised Training Centre for the Australasian region. The AW139 Full Flight Simulator, jointly developed by Leonardo and CAE and installed… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 21-Oct-16

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Bell and TRU Simulation prepare to open in Spain

Bell and TRU Simulation prepare to open in Spain

Bell Helicopter and TRU Simulation + Training Inc., both Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) companies, today announced new updates in their continued progress with their training center in Valencia, Spain – continuing to meet commitments to bring a regional training solution to Europe. The Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA) – Valencia, Powered by TRU Simulation + Training is designed… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 17-Oct-16

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Australian military marks first EC135 Flight

Australian military marks first EC135 Flight

It was up, up and away for the EC-135T2 helicopter, the latest aircraft to be acquired by the Royal Australian Navy and Australian Army as part of the new Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS). The first aircraft lifted off from HMAS Albatross yesterday with the first tranche of Flying Instructors from the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army… Read more »

Source: Australian Navy, 26-Sep-16

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FlightSafety appoints Sales Director for Latin America and the Caribbean

FlightSafety appoints Sales Director for Latin America and the Caribbean

FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that Willy Vargas has been promoted to Director, Sales for Latin America and the Caribbean. He is responsible for FlightSafety’s training sales and business development activities in the region. “We congratulate Willy on his well-deserved promotion,” said Steve Gross, Senior Vice President, Commercial. “Willy is a highly effective and… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 23-Sep-16

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New Winching Simulator for West Australia Police Air Wing

New Winching Simulator for West Australia Police Air Wing

Jandakot WA Police Air Wing base recently installed its first winch simulator. The simulator, which cost $250 000, enables the force to practice their drills without having to use one of the two helicopters the base has. This also ensures more front-line patrols can be done as the helicopters are now available, reports Perth Now…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Sep-16

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Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance adds Training Simulator

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance adds Training Simulator

A new training simulator has been opened in Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance’s new airbase in Thruxton. The new simulator will help first-responders with training for different environments, from the Hampshire Forest to a crowded nightclub. It allows them to practice their technical skills as well as how they work as a team…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Sep-16

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CAE to upgrade two US Navy simulators

CAE to upgrade two US Navy simulators

CAE today announced that it has won defence contracts valued at more than C$120 million to provide a range of training services and simulation product upgrades for global military customers. One of these sees the United States Navy has exercised additional contract options as part of the MH-60R/S Tech Refresh and Procurement of Simulators (TRPS)… Read more »

Source: CAE, 14-Sep-16

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FlightSafety announces new Assistant Manager at Dallas Learning Center

FlightSafety announces new Assistant Manager at Dallas Learning Center

FlightSafety International announces that John Healey has been named as an Assistant Manager of the company’s Dallas/Fort Worth North Learning Center. He joins Thierry Pierard who also serves as Assistant Manager. “We congratulate John on his well-deserved promotion,” said Daniel MacLellan, Senior Vice President, Operations. “John understands the unique requirements of our Customers, and is… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 12-Sep-16

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EASA proposes European-wide simplified pilot training standards for leisure flying

EASA proposes European-wide simplified pilot training standards for leisure flying

One of the goals identified by the General Aviation (GA) Road Map is to create an option to provide training for GA-related non-commercial licences outside an Approved Training Organisation (ATO). With Opinion 11/2016, the Agency proposes to introduce a new regulatory framework which requires training organisations for LAPL, PPL, SPL and BPL not to seek… Read more »

Source: EASA, 08-Sep-16

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Bristow Group To Present At Barclays CEO Energy – Power Conference

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) announced today that the Company will be presenting at the Barclays CEO Energy – Power Conference to be held in New York City, September 6 – 8, 2016. Jonathan E. Baliff , President and Chief Executive Officer, and Don Miller , Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, are scheduled to present on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 8:25 a.m. ET (7:25 a.m. CT). A live… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 05-Sep-16

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Argentina certifies simulators at Helicopter Flight Training Center

Argentina certifies simulators at Helicopter Flight Training Center

The Administración Nacional de Aviación Civil (ANAC) Argentina has certified three simulators at the Helicopter Flight Training Center (HFTC) in Shreveport, Louisiana. Two inspectors recently spent time at the HFTC and certified the EC135 Level D full motion simulator, AS350 Level 7 flight training device and BH407 Level 7 flight training device for Argentinian pilots…. Read more »

Source: HFTC, 30-Aug-16

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FAA certifies 407GX Flight Training Device at Metro Aviation training centre

FAA certifies 407GX Flight Training Device at Metro Aviation training centre

The Frasca Bell 407 Level 7 flight training device at the Helicopter Flight Training Center (HFTC) is now FAA-certified as a B407GX with NVG capabilities.  The new certification allows the training center to take the cockpit from analog to glass, a change that will occur about once a month for students flying Bell 407GX aircraft…. Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 24-Aug-16

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Boeing Delivers AH-64E Training System to South Korea

Boeing Delivers AH-64E Training System to South Korea

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has delivered to the Republic of Korea an Apache Longbow Crew Trainer that the country’s Army air crews will use to prepare for the AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopters that Boeing begins delivering later this year.The system uses the Apache’s flight software and matured flight and avionics simulation models to create an accurate… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 23-Aug-16

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ELITE Debuts Motion Helicopter Simulator

ELITE Debuts Motion Helicopter Simulator

ELITE Simulation Solutions debuted Their new single-seat, motion-based, piston helicopter trainer called the TH22SM at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) Expo in Savannah, GA. The Th22 series of Advanced Aviation Training Device is based on the Robinson helicopter piston 22/44. The ELITE TH22SM features a 3 DOF (pitch, roll and heave) motion system. According… Read more »

Source: ELITE, 14-Aug-16

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Chinook Helicopters and UFV explore helicopter pilot training

Chinook Helicopters and UFV explore helicopter pilot training

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) and Chinook Helicopters Limited (Chinook) are joining forces and collaborating on the development of a helicopter pilot training stream within the UFV Aviation Diploma program. Based in Abbotsford BC, Chinook is Canada’s premier helicopter training organization with a 25% market share of all helicopter training in Canada. UFV… Read more »

Source: UFV, 11-Aug-16

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FlightSafety appoints Assistant Manager of West Palm Beach learning centre

FlightSafety appoints Assistant Manager of West Palm Beach learning centre

FlightSafety International announces that Matthew De Foe has been named Assistant Manager of the company’s Learning Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. “We look forward to Matt’s contributions as Assistant Manager of the West Palm Beach Learning Center,” said Daniel MacLellan, Senior Vice President, Operations. “Matt is a highly experienced and capable leader. Our Customers… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 09-Aug-16

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Ecuadorian Navy pilots travel to ASU for night vision training

Ecuadorian Navy pilots travel to ASU for night vision training

Two Ecuadorian Navy pilots took a nearly 4,000-mile journey from Ecuador to Boise, Idaho to attend Night Vision pilot training with Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) earlier this summer. The ASU NVG flight instructors have trained pilots and crew members from more than 20 different countries to fly with night vision. In the initial training, each… Read more »

Source: ASU, 09-Aug-16

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Bristow announces two senior internal promotions

Bristow announces two senior internal promotions

Bristow Group today announced the promotion of Chipman “Chip” Earle to senior vice president, chief legal and support officer, adding oversight of Bristow’s global communications, executive compensation and information technology functions to his previous responsibilities for all legal aspects of the business, compliance and insurance. Bristow also promoted Mary Wersebe to vice president of human… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 05-Aug-16

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Bristow Group Announces Quarterly Dividend

Bristow Group Announces Quarterly Dividend

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) announced today that its Board of Directors approved a $0.07 per share quarterly dividend. The dividend will be payable on September 15, 2016 to stockholders of record at the close of business on September 1, 2016 (the “Record Date”).  There were 35,063,321 shares of Bristow’s common stock issued and outstanding… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 05-Aug-16

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First British H135 military training helicopter takes to the skies

First British H135 military training helicopter takes to the skies

Airbus Helicopters has carried out the first flight of the initial UK MFTS aircraft, bringing delivery one step closer. With 12 UK MFTS aircraft already in production at the company’s site in Donauworth, the programme is meeting the challenging deadlines by delivering key programme events to time including production ramp up and initial ground runs… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 03-Aug-16

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Rockwell Collins awarded Coptersafety contract for helicopter visual training systems

Rockwell Collins awarded Coptersafety contract for helicopter visual training systems

Rockwell Collins will supply visual systems, including image generators, databases, and projectors, plus avionics, data and software to Coptersafety Ltd, an independent helicopter training establishment located in Helsinki, Finland. The systems will be used at Coptersafety’s new training facility at Helsinki Airport. “This contract allows us to leverage the benefits of our avionics and visual… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 03-Aug-16

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Eagle Copters Maintenance completes first Honeywell HTS900 course in Australia

Eagle Copters Maintenance (ECM) in conjunction with Honeywell and Intermountain Turbine Services Inc have successfully completed a 5-day maintenance training course on the new Honeywell HTS900 engine. The course was conducted at ECM’s facility in Coffs Harbour and covered both theory and practical elements. Practical training was enhanced by the use of both an on-site… Read more »

Source: Eagle Copters Maintenance, 31-Jul-16

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Flying Helicopters Made Easy takes delivery of Robinson simulator

Flying Helicopters Made Easy takes delivery of Robinson simulator

Flying Helicopters Made Easy flight school attracts US and International students who are looking for Ground, Private, Instrument, Commercial, and Certified Flight Instructor certificates. Operating two Robinson R22 and two Robinson R44 aircraft, the school employs flight training experience and methodologies, used by one of the best air forces in the world, to make better… Read more »

Source: X-copter, 31-Jul-16

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Boeing awarded $9.5M contract for V-22 Flight Training Device for Japan

Boeing awarded $9.5M contract for V-22 Flight Training Device for Japan

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $9,561,182 for modification P00010 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N61340-12-C-0033) for the procurement of one MV-22 TiltrotorContainerized Flight Training Device for the government of Japan under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in Chantilly, Virginia (90 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (8… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 31-Jul-16

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Top 3 Emerging Trends in the Global Helicopter Simulator market

Top 3 Emerging Trends in the Global Helicopter Simulator market

Technavio’s latest report on the global helicopter simulator market provides an analysis on the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2016-2020. Technavio defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to significantly impact the market and contribute to its growth or decline. The global helicopter simulator market is… Read more »

Source: Technavio, 29-Jul-16

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Coptersafety orders five new Full Flight Simulators

Coptersafety orders five new Full Flight Simulators

Coptersafety – an independent helicopter flight training service provider has today announced the order of five new Full Flight Simulators (FFS) and the construction of a new Flight Training Centre to a host variety of Full Flight Simulators. The centre will be located in the vicinity of Helsinki Airport, Finland next to the existing Coptersafety… Read more »

Source: Coptersafety, 28-Jul-16

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Bell renames Spanish training facility

Bell renames Spanish training facility

Bell Helicopter and TRU Simulation + Training Inc., both Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) companies, today announced the official name of their training center in Valencia, Spain: “Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA) – Valencia, Powered by TRU Simulation + Training.” BTA – Valencia is designed to serve the training needs of European customers, beginning with pilot… Read more »

Source: Bell, 20-Jul-16

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Bristow announces FY2017 Q1 results and concall

Bristow announces FY2017 Q1 results and concall

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), the leading provider of global industrial aviation services, announced today it will release financial results for its fiscal 2017 first quarter ended June 30, 2016, after the market closes on Thursday, August 4, 2016. In conjunction with the release, Bristow has scheduled a conference call, which will be broadcast live… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 19-Jul-16

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FlightSafety to offer NVG training on simulators

FlightSafety to offer NVG training on simulators

FlightSafety International announces that it will offer Part 142 approved Night Vision Goggle training using Level D qualified simulators in Dallas. The courses provide in-depth instruction on the equipment and focus on the efficient and effective use of the goggles through scenario based and mission specific exercises. The FAA-approved course for the Airbus Helicopters H135… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 14-Jul-16

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EASA approves first AW169 sim at level D

EASA approves first AW169 sim at level D

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today the first Level D Full Flight Simulator for the new generation AgustaWestland AW169 light intermediate helicopter obtained ENAC (Ente Nazionale Aviazione Civile – Italian Civil Aviation Authority) and EASA certification on June 30th. Based at the Leonardo Training Academy in Sesto Calende, Italy, the new simulator will be used to deliver advance… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 12-Jul-16

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UK military picks Safran Turbomeca engines for EC135 training fleet

UK military picks Safran Turbomeca engines for EC135 training fleet

Safran has been selected to supply engines for the training aircraft selected for Rotary Wing training under the UK’s Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) programme. Safran Helicopter Engines will provide Arrius 2B2Plus and Arriel 2E turbines for the fleet of Airbus Helicopters H135 and H145. Safran maintains its position of preferred engine manufacturer for helicopter… Read more »

Source: Safran, 12-Jul-16

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CAE confirms sale and details of seven FTDs for UK

CAE confirms sale and details of seven FTDs for UK

CAE was awarded a contract by Lockheed Martin to provide Airbus Helicopters H135/H145 synthetic training equipment in support of the United Kingdom’s Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) program. CAE will provide a total of seven flight training devices (FTDs) and one command and tactics trainer (CTT) for the Airbus Helicopters H135/H145 family, which were recently… Read more »

Source: CAE, 08-Jul-16

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Bristow announce departure of Chief Administration Officer

Bristow announce departure of Chief Administration Officer

Bristow Group announced that Hilary Ware, Senior Vice President and Chief Administration Officer, has left the company for personal reasons, following a brief leave of absence. Jonathan Baliff, Bristow Group CEO, commented: “Hilary has played an important role in Bristow’s exceptional accomplishments for almost nine years and has developed and managed many of Bristow’s key… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 06-Jul-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

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Helicentre Aviation opens Florida Cabri G2 operation

Helicentre Aviation opens Florida Cabri G2 operation

Leading UK-based helicopter training academy Helicentre Aviation has expanded into the USA, opening the first East Coast Cabri G2 operation at Kissimmee Airport in Orlando, Florida. The brand new aircraft was taken for its maiden flight in US airspace last week after being shipped from the Guimbal factory in Marseille, France and re-assembled by engineers… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 03-Jul-16

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New Helicopter Training and R&D Centre opens in Newfoundland and Labrador

New Helicopter Training and R&D Centre opens in Newfoundland and Labrador

The Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC), the Research & Development Corporation (RDC) and CAE today inaugurated a new helicopter training and research and development (R&D) centre in Newfoundland and Labrador. Fully funded by HMDC and RDC, the centre features the first civilian Level D helicopter simulator with night vision in Canada and hosts five… Read more »

Source: CAE, 29-Jun-16

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Bristow Group adds new Board director with particular experience

Bristow Group adds new Board director with particular experience

On June 27, 2016, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Bristow Group Inc. (the “Company”) determined that it was in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders to increase the size of the Board from twelve to thirteen directors and has appointed Mr. A. William Higgins to fill the vacant Board position,… Read more »

Source: SEC, 29-Jun-16

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Bristow Targets More Government Work

Bristow Targets More Government Work

Bristow continued to highlight its capabilities in search and rescue (SAR), military flight training and maintenance, repair and overhaul services at expositions around the world in May and June 2016, as the company pursues new government business as part of its diversification strategy to grow U.S. and international business. Bristow showcased its services at the… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 28-Jun-16

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