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SUU and Chuck Aaron Partner in Helicopter Upset Training

SUU and Chuck Aaron Partner in Helicopter Upset Training

A Living Legend of Aviation, helicopter pilot Chuck Aaron and his advanced flight academy will become part of Southern Utah University to offer the only collegiate helicopter upset recovery and advanced instrument flight training in the world. The advanced training will give industry professionals the chance to learn the critical decision making and flight skills… Read more »

Source: SUU, 06-Jul-20

Bell Training Academy Launches Virtual Course Platform

Bell Training Academy Launches Virtual Course Platform

The Bell Training Academy will offer virtual pilot and maintenance training for global customers who may be unable to travel to Bell’s global training facilities. “This is one of many virtual support offerings in the initial phase of Bell’s customer support and services modernization effort,” said Sam Nelson, general manager, Bell Global Training Academy. “In today’s environment,… Read more »

Source: Bell, 24-Jun-20

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Training expands to meet need for US Army Apache pilots

Training expands to meet need for US Army Apache pilots

The Army has found a viable alternative to assist Fort Rucker in the training of D model Apache instructor pilots and maintenance test pilots. The last D model IP/MTP courses at Fort Rucker ended in early April, which meant D model IPs/MTPs would have to be taught another way. Among those that needed training were… Read more »

Source: US Army, 28-Apr-20

FlightSafety delivers the ground school portion of LiveLearning training system

FlightSafety delivers the ground school portion of LiveLearning training system

FlightSafety International now provides the ground school portion of its recurrent training programs online through the instructor-led LiveLearning training system. “FlightSafety’s web-based and instructor-led recurrent ground school provides our customers with the benefits of classroom learning and the convenience of taking courses remotely,” said Steve Gross, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. “FlightSafety worked with… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 09-Apr-20

RAF Chief of Air Staff names new helicopter training facility

RAF Chief of Air Staff names new helicopter training facility

A state-of-the-art training facility has been formally named today at RAF Shawbury by the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Wigston. The building was named in honour of The Duke of Cambridge, who completed advanced flying training at the Defence Helicopter Flying School and was awarded his aircrew flying badge in January 2010…. Read more »

Source: Royal Air Force, 09-Mar-20

Rheinmetall modernizing German NH90 flight simulators

Rheinmetall modernizing German NH90 flight simulators

As part of the Helicopter Flight Training Systems (HFTS) GmbH team, Rheinmetall is modernizing flight simulators for the German Army Aviation Corps’ NH90 helicopters. A contract to this effect was signed at the end of December 2019. For Rheinmetall, the order is worth a figure in the lower double-digit euro million range. Awarded to HFTS,… Read more »

Source: Rheinmetall, 21-Feb-20

FlightSafety International appoints President and CEO

FlightSafety International appoints President and CEO

FlightSafety International announces that Brad Thress has joined the company as President and CEO. He assumes this responsibility from David Davenport who has left FlightSafety. “I am honored to join FlightSafety International and look forward to leading this exceptional company,” said Brad Thress. “FlightSafety is known for enhancing aviation safety around the world by providing… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 17-Feb-20

Royal Thai Air Force orders six Airbus H135 military trainers

Royal Thai Air Force orders six Airbus H135 military trainers

Airbus Helicopters has signed an order for six H135 military training helicopters from the Royal Thai Air Force, as part of its pilot training enhancement programme. The very first military training helicopters ever ordered by the Royal Thai Air Force, these new twin-engine H135s will be utilised for an array of training missions, including ab-initio flight training. They will complement… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 12-Feb-20

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AT Systems accepting reservations for IIMC Training Device

AT Systems accepting reservations for IIMC Training Device

AT Systems announced it will begin taking pre-order reservations for its patented in-aircraft IIMC/UIMC training system starting March 1, 2020.  After receiving overwhelming interest at Heli-Expo, AT Systems is excited to offer the revolutionary training system to the civilian market starting in October 2020.  Full production is scheduled to begin mid-year. The innovative patented ATS… Read more »

Source: AT Systems, 11-Feb-20

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Leonardo provides update on AW609 tiltrotor training

Leonardo provides update on AW609 tiltrotor training

Developing and fielding state of the art, industry transforming aircraft such as the AW139, has become a matter of routine for Leonardo. This trend continues with the recently fielded AW169 light intermediate twin-engine helicopter, and soon to enter market AW609 tiltrotor. Over the last year, concurrent with aircraft development activities, Leonardo launched an initiative to… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 28-Jan-20

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FlightSafety to add new Level D sims for Airbus EC145 and Leonardo AW139

FlightSafety to add new Level D sims for Airbus EC145 and Leonardo AW139

FlightSafety International announces the expansion of its helicopter training programs and services with new Level D qualified simulators for the Airbus Helicopters EC145 and Leonardo AW139. “This significant expansion of the training programs and services we offer to helicopter operators reflects FlightSafety’s commitment to provide a broad range of conveniently located programs that our Customers… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 28-Jan-20

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28-Jan-20 AF-302 Bell 206 Bulo, Uganda (2F)

The UPDAF (Uganda People’s Defence Air Force) aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in Bulo, Uganda. The helicopter had two crew on board, named as Maj Naome Karungi and PCdt Wakalo Benard, neither survived.

28-Jan-20

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US Navy selects Leonardo AW119 for trainer – first order for 32 placed

US Navy selects Leonardo AW119 for trainer – first order for 32 placed

The U.S. Navy announced on Jan. 13, 2020 that AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation (Leonardo) was awarded a contract for $176.5M for the production of 32 TH-73A helicopters in support of the Advanced Helicopter Training System (AHTS) program. “Today marks a great team effort to procure and deliver a helicopter trainer for the next generation of helicopter… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 13-Jan-20

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DRF joins forces with Lufthansa Aviation Training for simulator training

DRF joins forces with Lufthansa Aviation Training for simulator training

Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT) and the academy of the HEMS operator DRF Luftrettung will present their new offer in the field of pilot training and further training at the HAI Heli-Expo from January 28 to 30, 2020 in Anaheim, California: From August 2020, it will be available A state-of-the-art Full Flight Simulator Level D is… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 02-Jan-20

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UK Military Flying Training System to add four Airbus H145s

UK Military Flying Training System to add four Airbus H145s

The UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) was established in 2006 as a turnkey operation under which British military pilots and aircrew are trained in elementary, basic and advanced phases in preparation for joining operational military units. UKMFTS is run by Ascent Flight Training, a consortium of Babcock International and Lockheed Martin, under a Private… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Dec-19

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25-Oct-19 ZT-RAL Robinson R44 Sinoville, South Africa

Crashed while on a training flight, thee occupants reported as uninjured

25-Oct-19

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US Army trialing new helicopter pilot training program

US Army trialing new helicopter pilot training program

With inspiration from Leonardo da Vinci, the 23rd Flying Training Squadron here is transforming the learning environment with the intent of developing vertical-lift aviators better trained and prepared to conduct homeland security, combat search and rescue, and special operations missions. The first six students to complete the experimental specialized undergraduate pilot training – helicopter curriculum… Read more »

Source: US Army, 15-Oct-19

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MDHI Awarded CLS and training contract

MDHI Awarded CLS and training contract

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is proud to announce it has been awarded a Firm Fixed-Price contract for the provision of Contractor Logistics Support (CLS), Contractor Field Service Representatives (CFSR), and both CONUS and OCONUS training. The contract – issued through Army Contracting Command-Redstone Arsenal on behalf of the Multinational Aviation Special Project Office (MASPO) –… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 16-Sep-19

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FlightSafety now offers safety and security training for corporate crews and passengers

FlightSafety International now offers safety and security training for flight crews and passengers of corporate aircraft. This new Abduction Prevention course is offered by the Skydas Group in cooperation with FlightSafety. Skydas is a wide spectrum strategic security consulting and threat management firm. “This two day Abduction Prevention course is designed for corporate aircraft passengers,… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 16-Sep-19

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Leonardo and CAE USA Sign Memorandum of Agreement

Leonardo and CAE USA Sign Memorandum of Agreement

Leonardo and CAE USA have joined forces to collaborate in the United States to offer integrated solutions for helicopter training requirements for the government market. A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was signed recently between the companies that expands on the longestablished relationship between Leonardo and CAE in helicopter training. The MoA is focused on delivering… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 09-Sep-19

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Aeromega closes Cambridge base – with no alternative to go to

Aeromega closes Cambridge base – with no alternative to go to

It is with great regret that Aeromega Helicopters have to announce we will cease operating from our existing Cambridge offices on 31st October 2019. Despite being a profitable, safe and professional training school for the last twenty two years at Cambridge, we have fallen victim to the greed of developers and are being forced out… Read more »

Source: Aeromega, 28-Aug-19

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Hillsboro Heli Academy Partners with Bristow on New Career Pathway

Hillsboro Heli Academy Partners with Bristow on New Career Pathway

Hillsboro Heli Academy has added another industry leader to its Career Pathway Program by finalized an agreement with Bristow on a pathway for its helicopter students. Bristow Group offers helicopter transportation, search and rescue (SAR), and aircraft support services to government and civil organizations around the world. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Bristow has large operations… Read more »

Source: Hillsboro Heli Academy, 30-Jul-19

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Korean CAA approves AW109 simulator

Korean CAA approves AW109 simulator

This FTD has been the first entrol simulator to be installed in South Korea, in the city of Daejeon. The FTD features a cylindrical visual system, a vibration system and South Korean data-base with satellite imagery and mission scenarios. It will be used for initial training, IFR, practice emergency procedures and mission operation.

Source: Entrol, 03-Jul-19

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Sundance Helicopters Partners with Hillsboro Heli Academy

Sundance Helicopters Partners with Hillsboro Heli Academy

The Sundance Helicopters SkyPath Pilot Program has partnered with Hillsboro Heli Academy in Troutdale, Oregon, to bring the helicopter pilot development program to the academy’s helicopter pilot students. The SkyPath program provides career guidance and mentoring for future professional aviators and also ensures a consistent, efficient, and effective pipeline for Sundance Helicopters and industry partners… Read more »

Source: Sundance Helicopters, 14-Jun-19

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Babcock sells their half of Helidax – but was Brexit to blame?

Babcock sells their half of Helidax – but was Brexit to blame?

In January 2008, the French Ministry of Defence launched its first private-public partnership (PPP) under a contract signed with Hélidax. This company has been equally owned by Babcock MCS France and DCI (Défense Conseil International). Babcock acquired their half through the purchase of Avincis, a group of companies which included INAER Helicopter France – which… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Apr-19

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Australian Defence Force Issues Final Acceptance of Kratos Training

Australian Defence Force Issues Final Acceptance of Kratos Training

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that the Australian Defence Force has completed all evaluation testing of Kratos’ CH-47F Chinook Avionics Trainer (CAT). The CAT is part of a $9.4 million contract by Boeing Defence Australia Limited in support of the Australian Defence Force (ADF)… Read more »

Source: Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, 03-Apr-19

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Babcock Flight Training Adelaide Graduate

Babcock Flight Training Adelaide Graduate

Babcock Australasia (Babcock), the aerospace and defence company, are delighted to share that flight student and Babcock employee, Pedro de Jesus Ximenes Belo, has graduated from Flight Training Adelaide and is on track to join the Babcock Offshore Services Australia team operating across the Timor Sea. Pedro joined Babcock in 2017 as part of a… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 22-Mar-19

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L3 WESCAM Launches In-Flight Training Course for MX™-Series EO/IR Turrets

L3 WESCAM Launches In-Flight Training Course for MX™-Series EO/IR Turrets

L3 WESCAM announced the launch of its InFlight training course as the latest solution in its family of aviation training platforms for MX™- Series airborne electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) imaging and targeting systems. L3’s In-Flight training program includes theoretical in-class training combined with pre- and post flight simulation training and in-flight, mission-centric training. With the… Read more »

Source: L3 WESCAM, 20-Mar-19

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Leonardo’s new Helicopter Training Academy in Philadelphia

Leonardo’s new Helicopter Training Academy in Philadelphia

Leonardo announced at Heli-Expo 2019 a substantial reinforcement of its helicopter training capabilities and services in the USA with the establishment of a new Training Academy within its production facility in Philadelphia. The new purpose-built campus is expected to be completed in 2020. With a 65 million USD multiyear investment, the new Training Academy will… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 07-Mar-19

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Schweizer announces sale of twenty-five Schweizer S300CBi

Schweizer announces sale of twenty-five Schweizer S300CBi

Schweizer RSG announced today the signed agreement for the sale of twenty-five Schweizer S300CBi™s to the International Defense and Aerospace Group, LLC (IDAG). The landmark agreement marks the first commercial sale of the S300CBi™ for Schweizer since its purchase of the helicopter line in 2018 from Sikorsky. Deliveries are scheduled to begin 3rd quarter 2020…. Read more »

Source: Schweizer, 06-Mar-19

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Sundance Helicopters Partners with Southern Utah University

Sundance Helicopters Partners with Southern Utah University

Sundance Helicopters, Inc., and the Sundance Skypath Program has partnered with Southern Utah University in Cedar City Utah to bring the helicopter pilot development program to the university’s pilot candidate students. The SkyPath program defines a career pathway and mentoring for future professional aviators and also ensures a consistent, efficient, and effective pipeline for Sundance… Read more »

Source: Sundance Helicopters, 27-Feb-19

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Israel orders seven Leonardo AW119Kx trainers to replace Bell 206s

Israel orders seven Leonardo AW119Kx trainers to replace Bell 206s

Last week (Thursday), Israel’s Ministry of Defense and the Italian Defense Ministry signed an agreement regarding the procurement of seven advanced military training helicopters for the Israeli Air Force. According to the agreement, the Ministry of Defense will purchase seven AW119Kx helicopters in a deal that will see the Italian Defense Ministry buy an equivalent… Read more »

Source: Israeli AF, 19-Feb-19

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19-Feb-19 N512GS Robinson R22 Clearwater, US-Florida

Training accident, rollover onto starboard side.  Heavily damaged – see images

19-Feb-19

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Airbus and Helisim break ground on new Texas training centre

Airbus and Helisim break ground on new Texas training centre

Airbus Helicopters Inc. and Helisim broke ground Tuesday on a new, state-of-the-art helicopter pilot and maintenance crew training center in Grand Prairie, Texas. With an initial investment of $40 million, the Helisim Simulation Center will provide introductory and recurrent training to thousands of pilot personnel each year. The first stage of the new facility is… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 07-Feb-19

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Bell and EDIC Horizon celebrate two more 429 deliveries

Bell and EDIC Horizon celebrate two more 429 deliveries

Based at Al Ain International Airport Zone, EDIC Horizon International Flight Academy provides state-of-the-art flight training to future pilots with its exclusive Bell fleet comprising of Bell 206s, Bell 407s and will utilize its new Bell 429s for ATP, instrument, multi-engine and specialized mission training. “We are excited to add Bell 429s to our flight… Read more »

Source: Bell, 01-Feb-19

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31-Jan-19 JA7980 Robinson R22 Kashiwa, Japan

Training accident in gusty conditions

31-Jan-19

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Austin Peay introduces first helicopter in its rotor-wing fleet

Austin Peay introduces first helicopter in its rotor-wing fleet

GOV 1 has landed. Austin Peay State University officials on Wednesday unveiled the first of three helicopters in its new rotor-wing fleet. The helicopters bolster the state’s first and only aviation science program with a rotor-wing concentration. Charlie Weigandt, the program’s director and chief helicopter pilot, circled the plaza beside the Art + Design building… Read more »

Source: Austin Peay, 14-Jan-19

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HeliOffshore demonstrates benefits of evidence-based training

HeliOffshore demonstrates benefits of evidence-based training

HeliOffshore recently held the first in series of workshops to enhance awareness and understanding of the safety benefits of Evidence-based Training (EBT). These are part of a data-driven initiative to support helicopter operators wanting to give their flight crew the most appropriate training, based on their actual level of experience and operational circumstances. Members of… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 10-Jan-19

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28-Dec-18 N8319T Robinson R22 Hayward, US-California

Remained upright in very heavy emergency landing on golf course after tail rotor birdstrike reported.  Tail hit ground, skids collapsed.  Training flight from nearby Hayward Executive airport – instructor and student not seriously injured

28-Dec-18

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Helicopter tactics high on EDA agenda with symposium in Austria and course in Sweden

Helicopter tactics high on EDA agenda with symposium in Austria and course in Sweden

Some 60 helicopter tactics specialists from 14 EDA Member States as well as representatives of the EDA Helicopter Chief Instructor Team, the Joint Air Power Competence Centre (JAPCC), the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), the Austrian Air Force Command and the Austrian Defence Industry met early this month in Salzburg for the 9th Helicopter… Read more »

Source: EDA, 12-Dec-18

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RSAF Celebrates 20 Years of Training in Oakey

RSAF Celebrates 20 Years of Training in Oakey

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) celebrated 20 years of helicopter training in Oakey, Australia. Senior Minister of State for Defence Mr Heng Chee How and Australia Assistant Minister for Defence Mr David Fawcett co-officiated at the commemorative event held in Warriors’ Camp, Rockhampton. The commemorative event was hosted by Commander of the RSAF’s… Read more »

Source: Republic of Singapore Air Force, 12-Nov-18

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US Coast Guard Contracts Priority 1 Air Rescue

US Coast Guard Contracts Priority 1 Air Rescue

Priority 1 Air Rescue (P1AR), a world leader in helicopter Search and Rescue (SAR) mission operational support and training, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to provide instructor led ab-initio to advanced level helicopter hoist operator training for flight mechanic aircrews operating both… Read more »

Source: Priority 1 Air Rescue, 01-Nov-18

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Bell launches certified training facilities

Bell launches certified training facilities

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the launch of Certified Training Facilities (CTFs) to expand its global training offering. CTFs such as Helideal, a Bell Independent Representative based in southern France, will provide the highest standard of initial and recurrent pilot training under the umbrella of the renowned Bell Training Academy. “The… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 26-Oct-18

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Bell launches certified training facilities

Bell launches certified training facilities

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the launch of Certified Training Facilities (CTFs) to expand its global training offering. CTFs such as Helideal, a Bell Independent Representative based in southern France, will provide the highest standard of initial and recurrent pilot training under the umbrella of the renowned Bell Training Academy. “The Bell 505… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 18-Oct-18

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Coptersafety to provide EASA Maintenance Check Flight simulator course

Coptersafety to provide EASA Maintenance Check Flight simulator course

European Aviation Safety Agency EASA will introduce new requirements and regulations concerning Maintenance Check Flight (MCF) operations in 2019. To help helicopter operators meet the new EASA regulations, training service provider Coptersafety announced at Helitech International 2018 it will expand its training offering with a two-day Maintenance Check Flight course. The first Coptersafety MCF course… Read more »

Source: CopterSafety, 15-Oct-18

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Top-level appointments at Coptersafety

Top-level appointments at Coptersafety

Coptersafety has announced two new appointments. Juha Ahtola has been named Head of Quality and Safety and Mikko Kallio Head of Training and Development. The new appointments are effective immediately. Both Ahtola and Kallio will report to Mikko Dahlman, CEO, Coptersafety. ENHANCING THE SAFETY OF HELICOPTER OPERATIONS WORLDWIDE In his new position as Head of… Read more »

Source: Coptersafety, 14-Sep-18

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Coptersafety chooses Rockwell Collins

Coptersafety chooses Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins has been selected by Coptersafety to provide three turnkey integrated Level D helicopter dome-based complete visual systems. The systems include multiple EP-8100® image generators, 4K ultra-high resolution, liquid crystal over silicon (LCoS) laser-illuminated projectors, a 240 degree by 80 degree motion-compatible dome display, night vision goggle capability and additional channels for camera systems, vertical reference… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 11-Sep-18

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CAAi launch new Risk-Based Oversight and Surveillance training course

CAAi launch new Risk-Based Oversight and Surveillance training course

The training arm of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA), CAA International (CAAi), has announced a brand new, two-day training course on risk-based oversight and surveillance. Risk-Based Oversight, or Performance-Based Regulation as it is commonly known in the UK, is an oversight system which compliments compliance-based auditing. A risk-based approach allows regulators to fully… Read more »

Source: CAAi, 06-Sep-18

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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

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Idaho National Guard trains with Royal Thai Army

Idaho National Guard trains with Royal Thai Army

Soldiers from the headquarter companies of the Idaho Army National Guard’s 2-116th Combined Arms Battalion and the Royal Thai Army’s 2nd Infantry Battalion are conducting a staff exercise together as part of Hanuman Guardian 2018 Aug. 20 — 30 at the Royal Thai Army’s Cavalry Center in the Saraburi province. The staff exercise provides Soldiers… Read more »

Source: US Army, 28-Aug-18

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FlightSafety awarded TH-57 Aircrew Training Services

FlightSafety awarded TH-57 Aircrew Training Services

FlightSafety International has been awarded Bell TH-57 Aircrew Training Services and Boeing C-17 Aircrew Training System contracts. “The TH-57 and C-17 contracts FlightSafety has received clearly demonstrate our ability and commitment to provide the highest quality products and training services,” said Ray Johns, Executive Vice President. “All of us with FlightSafety are proud to be… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 24-Aug-18

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Airbus renews partnership with USP of São Carlos

Airbus renews partnership with USP of São Carlos

Airbus continues to strengthen its investments in education in Brazil. The company announced the renewal of its partnership with the School of Engineering of São Carlos of the University of São Paulo (EESC – USP) at the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE), held at Congonhas Airport (SP) . For 10 years, Airbus has supported… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 17-Aug-18

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New Zealand orders NH90 flight training device from CAE

New Zealand orders NH90 flight training device from CAE

CAE announced it has been awarded a contract from the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) to provide the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) with a CAE 700MR Series NH90 flight training device (FTD). The contract also includes the provision of long-term maintenance and support services upon delivery of the simulator to RNZAF Base Ohakea… Read more »

Source: CAE, 10-Aug-18

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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

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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

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Heli Union wins Spanish Civil Guard training contract

Heli Union wins Spanish Civil Guard training contract

The Spanish Civil Guard has awarded Heli Union Training Center a 24 month contract to train 30 pilots. The contract requires training with FFS (Full Flight Simulator) corresponding to the aircraft type Dauphin AS365N3. HUTC provides the utilisation of its FFS which is located in Angouleme Airport along with its highly qualified instructors based on… Read more »

Source: Heli-Union, 10-Jul-18

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CopterSafety upgrades AW139 simulator with Phase 7 avionics

CopterSafety upgrades AW139 simulator with Phase 7 avionics

Since our launch four years ago, we have been working to improve the safety of helicopter operations globally. This represents one more step towards our goal, strengthening our offering to our customers. We are continuing to improve our operational effectiveness according to our growth strategy. We are happy to now serve our AW139 customers with… Read more »

Source: CopterSafety, 22-Jun-18

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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

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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

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Coptersafety appoints Head of Development and Test Pilot

Coptersafety appoints Head of Development and Test Pilot

In line with Coptersafety’s mission to make a helicopter industry safer for all parties and to provide world-class training, the company has appointed Mikko Kallio as a Head of Development and Test Pilot. Mikko will take a responsibility for various development projects and he will support the introduction of the new FSTD’s and development of… Read more »

Source: Coptersafety, 18-May-18

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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

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Barco powered H145 simulator certified to level D

Barco powered H145 simulator certified to level D

[electronic translation] Training helicopter pilots in air rescue services to handle extremely difficult and dangerous maneuvers in all conditions can only safely be done in simulators providing the highest level of realism and fidelity. The new H145 helicopter full-flight simulator at the ADAC HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) Academy in Bonn, Germany, has just been… Read more »

Source: Barco, 02-May-18

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CAE opens new office in Canberra, Australia

CAE opens new office in Canberra, Australia

CAE today announced that its Defence and Security business unit has expanded operations in Australia by opening a new office in Canberra, the capital city of Australia. The new office was inaugurated yesterday during a visit from the Honourable Christopher Pyne, Minister for Defence Industry, and Ian Bell, CAE’s Vice President and General Manager, Asia-Pacific/Middle… Read more »

Source: CAE, 27-Apr-18

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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

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Quantum3D Awarded Contract by AVC Defense

Quantum3D Awarded Contract by AVC Defense

Quantum3D, Inc., a leading provider of training and simulation solutions for government and commercial applications, today announced that it is under contract with Advance Vision Company Ltd of Saudi Arabia (AVC Defense) to upgrade and modernize an existing Unit Training Device (UTD) for Bell 412 Helicopters operated by the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF). The… Read more »

Source: Quantum3D, 19-Apr-18

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Coptersafety’s H145 simulator first in the world to be certified with Helionix

Coptersafety’s H145 simulator first in the world to be certified with Helionix

Coptersafety, an independent helicopter flight training service provider, has updated its H145 helicopter simulator avionics software with Helionix Step 2. Furthermore, it has now been certified by the Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi) under EASA regulations.  In order to provide immersive and most realistic training experience available on the market, Coptersafety is the first in the world to offer Helionix STEP… Read more »

Source: Coptersafety, 11-Apr-18

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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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CAE wins contract to provide S-70B training

CAE wins contract to provide S-70B training

CAE today announced that CAE USA has been awarded a contract by the United States Navy under a U.S. foreign military sale (FMS) program to provide the Brazilian Navy with a comprehensive S-70B Seahawk helicopter training system. CAE will design and manufacture two S-70B training devices:  a fixed-base S-70B operational flight trainer (OFT) to be… Read more »

Source: CAE, 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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