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CAE launches CAE 700MR Series flight training device

CAE launches CAE 700MR Series flight training device

At the Farnborough International Airshow, CAE announced the launch of the CAE 700MR Series flight training device (FTD), a next-generation FTD designed specifically for military helicopter flight and mission training. “We listened to our customers to design and develop a high-end flight training device that addresses the highest priorities for military helicopter mission training, such… Read more »

Source: CAE, 19-Jul-18

Airbus hands over Empire Test Pilot School H125 to QinetiQ

Airbus hands over Empire Test Pilot School H125 to QinetiQ

Colin James, Airbus Helicopters’ UK Managing Director, formally handed over the latest Empire Test Pilot School (ETPS) H125 helicopter to Nic Anderson, Managing Director Air and Space, QinetiQ.  Under the current modernisation programme, the world-renown test pilot flight school will receive four H125s, which will make up ETPS’ new generation, single-engine helicopter fleet.  Minister of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 19-Jul-18

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MD Helicopters creates MDHI Flight Training Academy

MD Helicopters creates MDHI Flight Training Academy

As part of a growing commitment to deliver full-service, full life-cycle support programs for its growing global fleet, MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces the formation of the MDHI Flight Training Academy. Established to provide industry-leading maintenance and pilot training to all customers in a professional learning environment, MD Helicopters has expanded its current training offerings to include a… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 18-Jul-18

HeliOffshore Consults Flight Instructors and Examiners

HeliOffshore Consults Flight Instructors and Examiners

Having completed two phases of research to track the eye movements of helicopter pilots, HeliOffshore is consulting with Type Rating Instructors (TRIs) and Type Rating Examiners (TREs) to advise on how the findings from this unprecedented programme can be applied to enhance safety in the front line. The association is now seeking direct input from… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 19-Jun-18

Universities Order More R44 Cadets

Universities Order More R44 Cadets

Robinson Helicopter Company received orders for additional R44 Cadets from the universities of North Dakota (UND) and Southern Utah (SUU). This will be UND’s second Cadet and SUU’s third.    UND’s Chief Helicopter Instructor Wes Van Dell said, “We are very excited to add a second R44 Cadet to our fleet. Having evaluated the Cadet… Read more »

Source: Robinson Helicopter Company, 14-Jun-18

Bell annonces sale of 2 B429s to EDIC Horizon

Bell annonces sale of 2 B429s to EDIC Horizon

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company announced a signature from EDIC Horizon International Flight Academy to purchase two Bell 429 aircraft. Based at Al Ain International Airport,EDIC Horizon International Flight Academy utilizes their fleet of entirely Bell aircraft to provide unparalleled flight training to a variety of international students. “We are thrilled to add… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 03-May-18

ARSA Supports Effort to Increase Part 147 School Flexibility

ARSA Supports Effort to Increase Part 147 School Flexibility

ARSA submitted supportive comments to the Federal Register notice related to a Southern Utah University petition for exemption from the curriculum requirements of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) § 147.21(a)-(c). SUU is an accredited member of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and an ARSA educational member. The school is planning to expand its existing aviation program –… Read more »

Source: ARSA, 20-Apr-18

Russian Helicopters to Introduce a Remote Aircraft Repair Training System

Russian Helicopters to Introduce a Remote Aircraft Repair Training System

The Novosibirsk Aircraft Repair Plant (NARP), a member of the Russian Helicopters holding company of the Rostec State Corporation, will be the first Russian company to deploy remote training for helicopter maintenance and repair specialists. The project is a part of the global Learn Management Systems (LMS) programme implemented by the Helicopter Service Company (HSC)…. Read more »

Source: State Corporation Rostec, 03-Apr-18

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Sundance Pioneers Pilot Development Initiative

Sundance Pioneers Pilot Development Initiative

Sundance Helicopters, Inc. has launched the SkyPath Pilot Program in conjunction with flight academy partner, Leading Edge Aviation Inc. Bend, Oregon the exclusive flight provider for Central Oregon Community College (COCC). The program not only helps define a sure pathway to the professional and personal success of future aviators, but also ensures a consistent, efficient,… Read more »

Source: Sundance Helicopters, 03-Apr-18

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CAE wins contract to provide Qatar Emiri Air Force with comprehensive NH90 training solution

CAE wins contract to provide Qatar Emiri Air Force with comprehensive NH90 training solution

At the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference (DIMDEX), CAE was awarded a subcontract from Leonardo Helicopters to provide the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) with a comprehensive NH90 helicopter training solution.  The contract is valued at more than C$150 million. The QEAF has signed a contract with Leonardo Helicopters to acquire a fleet… Read more »

Source: CAE, 19-Mar-18

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FX Helicopters Offers New Training Opportunities

FX Helicopters Offers New Training Opportunities

After more than a year of putting pilots through its unparalleled upset recovery course, FX Helicopters is now expanding its focus to bring an additional margin of safety to operators that has not been previously offered elsewhere. “We are looking for new ways to bring the skills and knowledge we have gained over the past… Read more »

Source: FX Helicopters, 14-Mar-18

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Thai Aviation Services begins S-92 helicopter training

Thai Aviation Services begins S-92 helicopter training

The CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre (MPTC), a joint venture of CAE and the Ministry of Finance of Brunei Darussalam, today announced that Thai Aviation Services has begun Sikorsky S-92 helicopter simulator training at the CAE Brunei MPTC. Under a multi-year contract, Thai Aviation Services S-92 helicopter aircrews have started conducting their S-92 simulator training… Read more »

Source: CAE, 13-Mar-18

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Afghan UH-60 pilots to train in Slovakia

Afghan UH-60 pilots to train in Slovakia

Košice Airport now houses the Slovak Training Academy (STA). Pilots from around the world are open to train at the academy. They recently added simulation training for the US Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawks, as well as 15 other helicopters, reports Spectator.

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Mar-18

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New training capabilities launched for Airbus helicopters

New training capabilities launched for Airbus helicopters

Building world-class helicopters is only the first part of the Airbus mission; what follows is a commitment to supporting the worldwide operators who fly the company’s rotorcraft. The commitment has been further strengthened with the launch of an optimised training and flight operations service, which was announced at last week’s Heli-Expo trade show in Las… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 12-Mar-18

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Leonardo introduces new training and flight operations services

Leonardo introduces new training and flight operations services

At Heli-Expo Leonardo is announcing a range of both new and further enhanced training and flight operation services aimed at a continued increase of safety, missions effectiveness and customer service quality. Leveraging its well established capability for the design of training devices including VIPT (Virtual Interactive Procedural Trainer), FTD (Flight Training Device) and FFS (Full… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 01-Mar-18

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FlightSafety Expands Sikorsky S-70A Black Hawk Training

FlightSafety Expands Sikorsky S-70A Black Hawk Training

FlightSafety International announces that it now offers a new series of Sikorsky S-70A courses at its West Palm Beach Learning Center. They are designed to provide a path for FAA type certification and recurrent training in the S-70A Black Hawk. FlightSafety also announces that a simulator for the Sikorsky S-76B has entered service at its… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 28-Feb-18

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Rogue Aviation Opens Flight School Focused on Flight Safety

Rogue Aviation Opens Flight School Focused on Flight Safety

Orange County based Rogue Aviation opens a helicopter flight school at John Wayne Airport that looks to elevate the standard of aviation. Born from a desire to see safety, integrity and community placed at the forefront of helicopter flight operations, Rogue Aviation, operating out of ACI Jet’s West Side Hangars is owned and operated by… Read more »

Source: Rogue Aviation, 19-Feb-18

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LORD Corporation to Offer Elastomeric Component Customer Training at Heli-Expo 2018

LORD Corporation to Offer Elastomeric Component Customer Training at Heli-Expo 2018

LORD Corporation — a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control – will be offering elastomeric component customer training as part of the scheduled Manufacturer Technical Briefings at the HAI HELI-EXPO 2018 in Las Vegas. Used extensively on all modern helicopters, elastomeric components contribute to the improved performance and increased reliability seen… Read more »

Source: LORD Corporation, 29-Jan-18

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Frasca launches new Helicopter Training Device

Frasca launches new Helicopter Training Device

Frasca International has launched a new, lower priced Helicopter Training Device (HTD). The HTD™ is designed for helicopter air ambulance providers, airborne law enforcement, introductory turbine transition training, and ab-initio flight schools. Frasca will display the HTD™ at their booth (N3909) at Heli-Expo, February 27-March 1 in Las Vegas. Frasca, a flight simulator manufacturer well… Read more »

Source: Frasca, 25-Jan-18

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Garmin® announces new 2018 classroom pilot training classes

Garmin is pleased to announce expanded pilot training opportunities for 2018 to include additional classes throughout the United States. Instructor-led training classes are available for the GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigator series, the G500/G600 glass flight display systems, and all Garmin Integrated Flight Decks. Supplemental eLearning opportunities are also available, and additional training for the G500… Read more »

25-Jan-18

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Royal Netherlands Air Force signs five-year deal with ETPS

Royal Netherlands Air Force signs five-year deal with ETPS

QinetiQ has agreed its first ever multi-year training contract on behalf of the Empire Test Pilots’ School (ETPS), in a five-year deal with the Royal Netherlands Air Force. Under the £5.5m contract, signed in December 2017, ETPS will continue to train the Dutch force’s test pilots and flight test engineers until at least 2022. Until… Read more »

Source: QinetiQ, 10-Jan-18

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ALT wins German military contract with five EC135s

ALT wins German military contract with five EC135s

ADAC Luftfahrt Technik GmbH (ALT) based in the German city of Bonn have won a contract to supply EC135 helicopters to train German military pilots.  The contract was awarded to ALT on 19th December after a competitive tender, and targets a total of 6,500 flying hours over a three year period.  This tender included not… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Jan-18

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FB Heliservices begin DHFS AS350 fleet disposal

FB Heliservices begin DHFS AS350 fleet disposal

FB Heliservices “FBH”, the Cobham Group company managing the Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) in the UK, has started the process of disposing of its fleet ahead of the end of the contract end in March 2018.  From 1st April 2018, a new helicopter contract begins under the new acronym of MFTS Military Flying Training… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Nov-17

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Palm Beach Helicopters take delivery of training device

Palm Beach Helicopters take delivery of training device

Palm Beach Helicopters took delivery of ELITE Simulation Solutions newly FAA approved single-seat, single-control with motion Advanced Aircraft Training Device. The fidelity of this helicopter flight training device gives benefits beyond the instrument, commercial, ATP and 7.5 hours VFR flying credits. The accuracy of this trainer allows procedural training for most VFR practical test standards,… Read more »

Source: Palm Beach Helicopters, 08-Nov-17

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BC Helicopters to add second Guimbal Cabri G2

BC Helicopters to add second Guimbal Cabri G2

BC Helicopters will soon take delivery of a second Guimbal Cabri G2 from the factory in France, with arrival at their Abbotsford base expected just before Christmas to add to their first example which arrived at the start of this year.  This second aircraft demonstrates their confidence in the type and a gradual fleet expansion… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Nov-17

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IBAC Launches Online IS-BAO™ Auditor Currency Training

IBAC Launches Online IS-BAO™ Auditor Currency Training

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) has introduced a new online currency training option for its International Standards for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) auditors. As the only voluntary, global safety standard for business aviation, IS-BAO will now offer Professional Auditor Currency Training (PACT) to meet 12-month currency qualification requirements. “We are excited to offer this… Read more »

Source: IBAC, 05-Nov-17

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Sikorsky Conducts CRH Training Systems Critical Design Review

Sikorsky Conducts CRH Training Systems Critical Design Review

This marks an important step in developing maintenance and aircrew training devices, courseware products and the training required to support the initial CRH maintenance and aircrew cadre. This progress is critical to the smooth entry of the HH-60W aircraft into the U.S. Air Force (USAF) fleet. The joint Sikorsky and Air Force teams met over… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 27-Oct-17

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UK invests £90M in Helicopter training centre

UK invests £90M in Helicopter training centre

The Ministry of Defence has announced an over £90 million investment in a world-leading helicopter simulation centre to help train the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy helicopter pilots of the future. The simulators put pilots through their paces, replicating extreme real-life scenarios, from flying in blizzards or under enemy fire to dealing with power failures… Read more »

Source: The Ministry of Defence, 27-Oct-17

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Simhawk Launches Annual Simulator Training Survey

Simhawk Launches Annual Simulator Training Survey

Simhawk Inc., announced the launch of its first Annual Simulator Training Survey. The survey is open to all flight operations and individuals that utilize flight simulators for training. It will provide the first ever overall view of customer satisfaction in the industry, analyzing customer satisfaction as well as availability, pricing, and a number of other… Read more »

Source: Simhawk, 25-Oct-17

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Eastern Army National Guard Aviation Training Site expands

Eastern Army National Guard Aviation Training Site expands

The Eastern Army National Guard Aviation Training Site celebrated its acquisition of a UH-60M, the newest model of Black Hawk helicopter, and a Black Hawk Aircrew Trainer (BAT) Device 5 simulator September 28 in a ceremony here. With these acquisitions, EAATS, administered by the Pennsylvania National Guard, will be the only site outside Fort Rucker,… Read more »

Source: DVIDS, 03-Oct-17

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UK training school to exhibit at German careers event

UK training school to exhibit at German careers event

It’s now less than two weeks to go until the 16th September, when we’ll be over in Germany exhibiting with Pilot Careers Live at the Maritim ProArte Hotel in Berlin! We’re looking forward to meeting prospective trainee pilots from all over Europe and hope to be able to give an insight into the training and… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 11-Sep-17

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BAC Accreditation Awarded to Helicentre

BAC Accreditation Awarded to Helicentre

Helicentre Aviation is delighted to announce it has become the first helicopter pilot training organisation in the UK to receive the prestigious recognition of the British Accreditation Council (BAC). This accreditation enables Helicentre Aviation to sponsor international students from across the globe so they can acquire short term study visas for pilot training. The BAC… Read more »

Source: Helicentre, 11-Sep-17

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Bell Helicopter Training Academy to feature at Aerotech event

Bell Helicopter Training Academy to feature at Aerotech event

The AeroTech Congress & Exhibition, held at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, TX, September 26–28, 2017, presents the addition of three new technical tours that will provide attendess the opportunity to explore new innovations and insight into the future of the aerospace industry, along with the launch of a new show floor… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 24-Aug-17

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Fell onto starboard side in training accident.

20-May-17

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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

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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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