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SLSQ purchases first Entrol H14 FTD Level 5 simulator in Australia

SLSQ purchases first Entrol H14 FTD Level 5 simulator in Australia

30-Jan-2023Source: Entrol

Entrol will install the device based on the Bell 429 by mid-2023 in Surf Life Saving Queensland’s base in Archerfield Airport, on the eastern coast of Australia. This simulator will be equipped with real GTN 750 and GTN 650 units, Entrol’s cylindrical visual system with a 200º x 40º FOV, Entrol’s high-end vibration system to... Read more

UK – Management Buyout at Ice Helicopters

UK – Management Buyout at Ice Helicopters

2-Dec-2022

ICE Helicopters announces a management buyout by Head of Training, Capt. Neil Day. Established by Martin Varley in the autumn of 2019 with just a single R44, ICE Helicopters has become the fastest growing flight school in Europe. An extraordinary achievement as a relative newcomer within the industry, and with a global pandemic to ‘navigate’.... Read more

Global Helicopter Service to add Entrol Bell 412 FTD Level 3 sim

Global Helicopter Service to add Entrol Bell 412 FTD Level 3 sim

9-Nov-2022Source: Entrol

Entrol will manufacture the device in 2023, and it will be delivered to their headquarters in  Germany in early 2024. This Bell 412 FTD Level 3 simulator will be equipped with the latest technology Entrol has to offer,  and it will increase the training capabilities GHS offers to their trainees. “Having sold another model of... Read more

Coptersafety full-flight simulators qualified to Level-D

Coptersafety full-flight simulators qualified to Level-D

9-Nov-2022Source: Coptersafety

Coptersafety’s H145 D-2, CAE AW139, and TRU AW139 full-flight simulators were qualified to Level-D by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Simulator Program (NSP). A Level-D qualification is only assigned to full-flight simulators that meet the highest standards by the FAA. This is the first H145 D-2 simulator qualified by the FAA outside of the... Read more

STARS wins AAMS 2022 Air Medical Transport Simulation Competition

STARS wins AAMS 2022 Air Medical Transport Simulation Competition

7-Nov-2022Source: Regina Leader Post

Chris Fay and Kevin Easton were the only Canadian representation at the Association of Air Medical Services’ (AAMS) 2022 Air Medical Transport Simulation Competition in Tampa Bay, FL, but they made it count, winning the whole thing. See Full Story.... Read more

Alpha Aviation purchases Entrol AS350 FTD Level 5 simulator

Alpha Aviation purchases Entrol AS350 FTD Level 5 simulator

28-Oct-2022Source: Entrol

  The simulator will be equipped with the latest Entrol technology, including a cylindrical visual system, an enclosed IOS and a debriefing station so that the instructors can record the activities in the simulator and analyze them later. “We are proud we are increasing our presence in Japan; we hope we can cooperate with Alpha... Read more

Advanced Rotorcraft Technology to use BRUNNER’s NOVASIM Virtual Reality Full Motion Simulator

Advanced Rotorcraft Technology to use BRUNNER’s NOVASIM Virtual Reality Full Motion Simulator

26-Oct-2022Source: BRUNNER

  California based Advanced Rotorcraft Technology will use BRUNNER’s NOVASIM Virtual Reality Full Motion Simulator in the future to demonstrate high definition Flight Dynamics Models based on their FLIGHTLABTM software. ART customers and future clients will now have the opportunity to test and fly various flight models at different model fidelities. BRUNNER’s NovaSim fulfills a... Read more

Entrol installs H145 D3 FTD Level 5 simulator in Japan

Entrol installs H145 D3 FTD Level 5 simulator in Japan

9-Sep-2022Source: Entrol

  In collaboration with ANA Trading Corp, Entrol has installed an H145/BK-117 D3 FTD Level 5 simulator in Japan for Aero Asahi, one of the biggest helicopter operators in Japan. The simulator features a replica of the Helionix© integrated avionics, a spherical visual system with six projectors, a vibration system, forward-looking camera based on FLIR©,... Read more

LifeFlight Training Academy adds two new HUET underwater trainers

LifeFlight Training Academy adds two new HUET underwater trainers

30-Aug-2022Source: LifeFlight

Two new, custom-made aircraft underwater escape simulators at the LifeFlight Training Academy (LTA), are helping equip trainees with the best safety skills to survive, in the unlikely event they are trapped in a sinking helicopter. The third generation dunkers, used in Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET), were entirely funded by community donations through the LifeFlight Foundation,... Read more

HAI Issues RFI For Safety And Training Support Services

HAI Issues RFI For Safety And Training Support Services

24-Aug-2022Source: HAI

As part of an ongoing plan to offer improved programs for its members, Helicopter Association International (HAI) is seeking sources for safety risk management, training and certification, and flight data management services. Interested respondents have until September 6, 2022, to seek clarifying information, and the deadline for submission of responses to HAI is September 23,... Read more

US Navy Expands CH-53K Training With More Simulators

US Navy Expands CH-53K Training With More Simulators

18-Aug-2022Source: Lockheed Martin

  The United States Marines will gain additional training opportunities preparing them to operate the Sikorsky CH-53K heavy lift helicopter. The aircraft is the  most modern and powerful helicopter in Department of Defense inventory capable of moving troops and equipment from ship to shore, and to higher altitude terrain, more quickly and effectively than ever... Read more

EUROPEAN ROTORS provides helicopter industry training and recruitment opportunities

EUROPEAN ROTORS provides helicopter industry training and recruitment opportunities

15-Aug-2022Source: European Rotors

  In response to the way the industry is progressing, the organisers of EUROPEAN ROTORS recognise the importance of workforce development, and have made strategic decisions to ensure the subject is central to the event.  It is most important that we have suitably-skilled and well-educated people needed in every successful VTOL business. To meet that demand,... Read more

Starlite creates Africa’s first Aviation Mission Training Facility

Starlite creates Africa’s first Aviation Mission Training Facility

10-Aug-2022Source: Starlite

  As one of Africa’s largest aviation providers, Starlite Aviation delivers a broad spectrum of Africa centric aviation services, including aircrew training. Starlite Aviation is uniquely able to provide Africa’s first commercially available Aviation Mission Training Facility to further enhance the training available to aircrew. Working closely with UK and Czech based training specialists, Starlite... Read more

Helicentre Aviation announces London Oxford Airport base

Helicentre Aviation announces London Oxford Airport base

7-Jul-2022Source: Helicentre

Helicentre Aviation has invested over £1m (GBP) into a new Multi-Engine Operations and Training Centre of Excellence at London Oxford Airport. The company has expanded its highly successful Professional Pilot Training Academy, and will also be extending the scope of its existing Air Operations division, encompassing aerial surveillance and charter, to the new location. The... Read more

HeliSpeed purchases Bell 429 simulator from Entrol

HeliSpeed purchases Bell 429 simulator from Entrol

17-Jun-2022Source: Entrol

  In January 2023 Entrol will install their H14 FNPT II MCC simulator based on the Bell 429 at HeliSpeed Academy Base in Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom. The H14 is equipped with GTN 750 and GTN 650 units, a three-channel cylindrical visual system with a FOV of 200ºx40º and a vibration system to replicate the... Read more

Spanish Police update Entrol H135 simulator

Spanish Police update Entrol H135 simulator

7-Jun-2022Source: Entrol

  In this H11 / H135 FTD Level 2 simulator will be included our high-resolution database, our FLIR based Long-range infrared camera, Vibration System and a Spherical Visual System with a field of view of 200º x 70º and six top-quality Full HD projectors. “This project is an important achievement for us, as we can... Read more

Mountainflyers first school to offer training on EASA-qualified VR simulator

Mountainflyers first school to offer training on EASA-qualified VR simulator

11-May-2022Source: VRM Switzerland

  The in Berne, Switzerland, located helicopter flight school Mountainflyers is the world’s first training organisation operating a VR training device qualified by an aviation authority. Rated pilots and flight students profit from a state-of the-art Robinson R22 Simulator developed and built by VRM Switzerland. This enables to execute credited training toward licences and to... Read more

Bristow formalises partnership with Helicentre Aviation for UK Pilot Training

Bristow formalises partnership with Helicentre Aviation for UK Pilot Training

19-Apr-2022Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the global leader in innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Helicentre Aviation Ltd, the UK’s leading helicopter training academy, to serve as its preferred provider of ab-initio commercial pilot training. Under the MOU, through this collaborative initiative, Bristow will support Helicentre with... Read more

Air Corporate acquires simulators from Entrol

Air Corporate acquires simulators from Entrol

31-Mar-2022Source: Entrol

Air Corporate, one of the biggest operators in Italy, has completed the purchase of two FTD Level 3 simulators based on the H125 and H145 helicopters. With bases throughout Italy in places like Roma, Milano, Rimini or Verona, Air Corporate accumulates more than 35,000 flight hours in more than 60,000 different missions. Both simulators will... Read more

Platinum Simulators offers NVG, longline training add-on

Platinum Simulators offers NVG, longline training add-on

9-Mar-2022Source: Platinum Simulators

Platinum Simulators is developing a new add-on to its Professional Helicopter Simulator that will allow night-vision goggles (NVG) training. This new add-on will consist of a head-mounted device (HMD) that will represent the outside night view and the NVG view. The HMD will allow pilots to “look around” the NVG as well as see the... Read more

Entrol presents the H45

Entrol presents the H45

9-Mar-2022Source: Entrol

Entrol launches a brand new simulator based on the H145 D3, which can be certified as an FNPT II MCC, FTD Level 2 and FTD Level 3. With this new simulator, Entrol keeps on looking for further technological improvements in the sector and reaffirms the will of fulfilling the needs customers worldwide have. With more... Read more

VRM Switzerland delivers an Airbus H125 VR Training Device to the first US operator

VRM Switzerland delivers an Airbus H125 VR Training Device to the first US operator

7-Mar-2022Source: VRM Switzerland

The world leading Virtual Reality Helicopter Training Device manufacturer VRM Switzerland delivers its Training Device to Colorado Highland Helicopters (CHH). The Durango, CO based helicopter operator and flight school ordered an Airbus H125 simulator to offer basic flight training, mountain flying and special operations like external sling load instruction. CHH intends to qualify the device... Read more

New $5M Multi-use Helicopter Training facility being built at Fort Campbell, Kentucky

New $5M Multi-use Helicopter Training facility being built at Fort Campbell, Kentucky

4-Mar-2022Source: US Army

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is building a $5 million Multi-use Helicopter Training facility to replace the current Special Helicopter Operations Complex training facility at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. This one-of-a-kind facility consists of a deck landing trainer designed to replicate a Destroyer Designated Guided DDG-103 class ship, nicknamed the “U.S.S. Truxton” and will include... Read more

Inter-Coastal Electronics awarded $11M contract for AH-64 Simulation kits

Inter-Coastal Electronics awarded $11M contract for AH-64 Simulation kits

2-Feb-2022Source: US DoD

Inter-Coastal Electronics LLC, Mesa, Arizona, was awarded an $11,314,691 firm-fixed-price contract for AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter Tactical Engagement Simulation System kits, spares, aviation ground instrumentation network and logistics support services. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of July 26, 2027.... Read more

Sim Your Plane delivers Aerial Saw VR flight sim to Rotor Blade LLC

Sim Your Plane delivers Aerial Saw VR flight sim to Rotor Blade LLC

24-Jan-2022Source: Sim Your Plane

Sim Your Plane is proud to announce the delivery of the first flight simulation device capable of simulating aerial saw work to Rotor Blade LLC, a company based in Georgetown, SC. Sim Your Plane worked with industry leading software company, Laminar Research, to develop the upcoming version of their state-of-the-art flight simulation software (X-Plane) and... Read more

Rostec to create VR simulator for technician training

Rostec to create VR simulator for technician training

19-Jan-2022Source: Rostec

The United Aircraft Corporation of Rostec State Corporation will create a VR simulator designed for the training of technical personnel. This equipment will boost maintenance efficiency of Su-57 and Su-35 aircraft systems. The system tests are scheduled to be completed in 2022. The VR simulator incorporates a virtual reality helmet, handheld controllers, and a computer... Read more

Helicentre Aviation buys Entrol AW109 simulator

Helicentre Aviation buys Entrol AW109 simulator

12-Jan-2022Source: Helicentre Aviation Academy

Helicentre Aviation Academy, the UK’s leading provider of professional helicopter pilot training, has become Entrol’s first UK customer, signing a purchase order for an H19 / AW109 SP FNPT II MCC simulator. Early last year, following twenty successful years specialising in “ab-initio to professional pilot” training, Helicentre Aviation obtained CAA approval for the Multi-Engine Instrument Rating... Read more

CCBC awarded $149,940 grant to purchase helicopter simulator

CCBC awarded $149,940 grant to purchase helicopter simulator

8-Dec-2021Source: CCBC

Community College of Baltimore County is the recipient of a $149,940 grant from the Maryland State Department of Education to purchase a Robinson R-22 Helicopter Simulator. The simulator will be used in CCBC’s Associate of Applied Sciences Helicopter Pilot degree program and select continuing education coursework. CCBC is one of only two not-for-profit, higher education... Read more

02-Dec-21 N911PH MD Helicopters MD500E Chesterfield, US-Missouri

02-Dec-21 N911PH MD Helicopters MD500E Chesterfield, US-Missouri

2-Dec-2021

Main blades sliced tail boom on training flight while practicing autorotations St. Louis County Police helicopter damaged at Spirit of St. Louis https://t.co/g4nPl1NaYe — KMOV (@KMOV) December 2, 2021... Read more

US and International Crew Members Utilize Flight Simulators in Germany

US and International Crew Members Utilize Flight Simulators in Germany

26-Nov-2021Source: US Army

Repetition is important if you want to be good at a certain task. For some, that may require traveling to another country to receive specialized training. Such is the case at the flight simulator facilities located at Storck Barracks in Illesheim, Germany, where rated (pilots) and non-rated (mechanics, etc.) crew members throughout Europe can come... Read more

PJ Helicopters selects NovaSim VR Simulator from BRUNNER

PJ Helicopters selects NovaSim VR Simulator from BRUNNER

18-Nov-2021Source: PJ Helicopters

BRUNNER has been awarded a contract to provide its NOVASIM Virtual Reality Full Motion Simulator to its next US customer: PJ Helicopters in Red Bluff CA. To increase the efficiency of pilot training while enhancing safety, PJ Helicopters sought a solution at HAI Heli Expo 2020 in Anaheim. BRUNNER’s NovaSim was the outstanding answer to... Read more

German flight school adds Bell 505 to its training fleet

German flight school adds Bell 505 to its training fleet

17-Nov-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today, kayfly, a German flight school, signed a purchase agreement for a Bell 505. It will use the aircraft along with its two Bell 206s to train aspiring helicopter pilots. “kayfly has been a loyal Bell customer and we are thrilled that they will be... Read more

Bell Training Academy Named Approved Training School for Veteran Pilots

Bell Training Academy Named Approved Training School for Veteran Pilots

12-Nov-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the Bell Training Academy has expanded its flight school offerings that are approved by the Veteran’s Affairs office for reimbursement of pilot training. As a part of the VA’s Education and Training assistance, veterans who meet the GI Bill’s qualifications can apply for course reimbursement... Read more

Bristow’s latest sponsored cadets join the ranks

Bristow’s latest sponsored cadets join the ranks

3-Nov-2021Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) announced that it has welcomed the latest cohort of trainees to its fully sponsored UK cadet programme, in partnership with Helicentre Aviation, underpinning its commitment to bringing new pilots into the industry. The programme is the only UK scheme of its kind enabling cadets to graduate and transition from training... Read more

01-Oct-21 N412TL Robinson R22 Chandler, US-Arizona (2F)

01-Oct-21 N412TL Robinson R22 Chandler, US-Arizona (2F)

1-Oct-2021

Midair collision with fixed wing N2868H, causing helicopter to crash to the ground.  Both student pilot and instructor received fatal injuries – named here as 34-year-old Michael Papendick and 27-year-old Jessica Brandal... Read more

Precision Aviation Training Announces Largest Class Ever

Precision Aviation Training Announces Largest Class Ever

29-Sep-2021Source: Precision Aviation Training

Precision Aviation Training, LLC (PAT) announced today their Fall Semester will be the largest class ever to enroll. According to Alison Plummer, General Manager of PAT, “This growth is largely built on the Cabri G2 and the increased safety benefits it provides.” Alison continued “We are seeing more students being very intentional about their training... Read more

24-Sep-21 N3255H Robinson R44 Prescott, US-Arizona

24-Sep-21 N3255H Robinson R44 Prescott, US-Arizona

24-Sep-2021

FAA report – Emergency landing on golf course due to engine issues.  Image issued by Prescott Airport suggests no damage, although it is unknown how heavy the landing was... Read more

Metro Aviation buys Icarus devices to enhance training program

Metro Aviation buys Icarus devices to enhance training program

30-Jul-2021Source: Metro Aviation

Metro Aviation, in keeping with its never-ending commitment to continuously improve and innovate, has made an additional investment into its safety and training measures. By equipping pilots with the ICARUS view-limiting devices, Metro leadership is reinforcing its steadfast dedication to providing pilots with the best training tools available. ICARUS or Instrument Conditions Awareness Recognition and... Read more

PHI International partners with Massey University School of Aviation to promote careers

PHI International partners with Massey University School of Aviation to promote careers

21-Jul-2021Source: PHI International

Global helicopter operator PHI International and Massey University School of Aviation have joined forces in a new partnership that will launch the careers of the next generation of aviation professionals. The tie-up opens the door for the School’s top Aviation Management students to gain valuable, on-the-ground experience working at New Zealand headquartered PHI, whose global... Read more

DRF launches training program for professional pilots

DRF launches training program for professional pilots

7-Jul-2021Source: DRF Luftrettung

In the future, DRF Luftrettung will train professional helicopter pilots. In 2022 the first “integrated training to become a professional helicopter pilot * in CPL (H) with ATPL theory” will start. For the first time, trainee pilots can benefit from the concentrated expertise of the air rescue organization with their over 45 years of experience in HEMS... Read more

Spain orders 36 H135 and 4 H160 helicopters

Spain orders 36 H135 and 4 H160 helicopters

5-Jul-2021Source: HeliHub.com

The Council of Ministers in Spain has approved a significant purchase with Airbus, including 40 helicopters and three A330 tanker aircraft. The helicopters consist of 18 H135s for each of the Spanish Interior and Defence Ministries, and 4 H160s for the Interior Ministry. The Interior Ministry H135 acquisition will replace the Bo105 and BK117 fleets,... Read more

First pilots graduate from helicopter-only training at Fort Rucker

First pilots graduate from helicopter-only training at Fort Rucker

5-Jul-2021Source: Air Education and Training Command

Seven officers received their pilot’s wings, becoming the first Air Force officers to earn their wings from a helicopter-only syllabus since 1993. The Helicopter Training Next class graduated June 22 with Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command, presiding during the ceremony. Currently, the helicopter pilot training pipeline lasts about 17... Read more

HeliSpeed to train pilots for Gloria Aviation in South Korea

HeliSpeed to train pilots for Gloria Aviation in South Korea

18-Jun-2021Source: HeliSpeed

Despite a challenging fourteen months for the aviation industry, HeliSpeed continues to diversify and win new global partnerships. As part of the new agreement with Gloria Aviation, HeliSpeed will provide specialist pilot training to the South Korean air transportation, aircraft maintenance and flight training providers. The helicopter instructors have been carefully appointed from HeliSpeed’s growing... Read more

Inzpire mission device installed at EDA Helicopter Training Centre

Inzpire mission device installed at EDA Helicopter Training Centre

17-Jun-2021Source: Inzpire

On 26 May, Inzpire’s helicopter Mission Training Device installed at the European Defence Agency’s (EDA) Helicopter Training Centre at Sintra Airbase in Portugal was officially inaugurated during a joint visit by Portuguese Defence Minister João Gomes Cravinho, EDA Chief Executive Jiří Šedivý, EU Military Committee (EUMC) Chairman General Claudio Graziano, as well as representatives from... Read more

Leonardo delivers first TH-73A trainer to US Navy

Leonardo delivers first TH-73A trainer to US Navy

10-Jun-2021

At a ceremony on its Philadelphia campus and under the backdrop of the Stars and Stripes, Leonardo officially delivered the first TH-73A training helicopter to the U.S. Navy earlier today. The ceremony was attended by Vice Admiral Kenneth Whitesell, commander of Naval Air Forces and Commander, Naval Air Force U.S. Pacific Fleet; Rear Admiral Gregory... Read more

World Aviation purchased an H11 / H135 FNPT II MCC simulator

World Aviation purchased an H11 / H135 FNPT II MCC simulator

8-Jun-2021Source: Entrol

Entrol has sold an H11 / H135 FNPT II MCC simulator to World Aviation. It will be installed at World Aviation’s training facilities in Cuatro Vientos Airport, Madrid (Spain). The H11 FNPT II MCC is one Entrol’s most popular models, having been certified in many countries such as USA, Germany, France, Argentina or Sweden. This... Read more

Bristow renews sponsorship of UK Cadet Programme

Bristow renews sponsorship of UK Cadet Programme

3-Jun-2021Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) is investing in the next generation of offshore helicopter pilots with its latest sponsored UK cadet programme in partnership with Helicentre Aviation, designed to attract, train and retain the professional pilots of the future. Applications are now open for the programme, which will see four cadets chosen through a rigorous... Read more

Bell Training Academy Takes Customers through Autorotations in Virtual Demonstration

Bell Training Academy Takes Customers through Autorotations in Virtual Demonstration

27-May-2021Source: Bell

After a year of navigating the limits and restrictions enacted by COVID-19 protocols, the Bell Training Academy (BTA) instructors continuously seek innovative ways to connect with customers. As global travel came to a sudden halt, our world-class team carried on with virtual training to keep our customers’ rotorcraft knowledge up to date. Recently, the BTA... Read more

NHV launches Part-147 Technical Training Organization

NHV launches Part-147 Technical Training Organization

27-May-2021Source: NHV Group

NHV Group, a leading provider of B2B helicopter services, today announced it has established a brand-new maintenance training organization that will provide training and certification for aircraft technicians. NHV will offer aircraft type-related training, initially focusing on the Airbus H145 D2/D3, Airbus H175, Airbus AS365N3 and Leonardo AW139. Thanks to a collaborative partnership with the... Read more

Hillsboro Aero Academy launches 12 month professional pilot program

Hillsboro Aero Academy launches 12 month professional pilot program

21-May-2021Source: Hillsboro Aero Academy

Hillsboro Aero Academy, a U.S.-based leading provider of helicopter and airplane pilot career training, announced today the launch of new Accelerated pacing for its flagship Airplane Professional Pilot Program. The Accelerated track is based on FAA approval of a newly developed syllabus that reduces the minimum flight hours for the Commercial Pilot Certificate, allowing students... Read more

Babcock and Leonardo to form JV for Canadian military training bid

Babcock and Leonardo to form JV for Canadian military training bid

18-May-2021

Babcock Canada and Leonardo Canada are pleased to announce that they have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to jointly pursue Canada’s Future Aircrew Training Program (FAcT) and to create a Canadian joint venture. This partnership between two companies with strong footprints in military pilot training, ensures that the FAcT program will benefit from the expertise... Read more

Chief of Naval Air Training Announces 2020 Training Excellence Awards

Chief of Naval Air Training Announces 2020 Training Excellence Awards

3-May-2021Source: US Navy

Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA) recognized several training squadrons and individuals for outstanding achievements and mission support throughout the command in 2020. “The squadrons and individuals recognized this year have shown their dedication, determination, and focus on our mission,” CNATRA Rear Adm. Robert Westendorff said. “They are representative of our entire command’s collective resolve... Read more

Leonardo opens Helicopter Training Academy in the US

Leonardo opens Helicopter Training Academy in the US

30-Apr-2021Source: Leonardo

Leonardo announced today a further major reinforcement of its presence and customer service and technologies in US with the official opening of their brand new, state of the art Helicopter Training Academy, located on their existing campus in northeast Philadelphia that also includes production, support and administrative functions for the United States. The new Academy... Read more

Caverton accepts first Level D helicopter sim in Africa

Caverton accepts first Level D helicopter sim in Africa

21-Apr-2021Source: Caverton Helicopters

In the presence of the Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Cpt. Musa S. Nuhu and Mr Franck Riester, French Minister Delegate in charge of Foreign Trade and Economic Attractiveness, Caverton and Thales sign the acceptance of the Reality H full-flight simulator configured for the AW139 helicopter, installed in Caverton’s brand-new training center located at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Nigeria.... Read more

Utah Rotor Pathway Program Receives Perpetual SWI Grant

Utah Rotor Pathway Program Receives Perpetual SWI Grant

16-Apr-2021Source: Utah Rotor Pathway

State’s Strategic Workforce Investment program supports rotorcraft faculty, equipment for Utah high schools on a yearly basis. The Utah State Legislature recently approved a Strategic Workforce Investment (SWI) grant to Southern Utah University (SUU) to support the growth of the Utah Rotor Pathway Program (URPP), a government– industry–education partnership preparing Utah students for high-growth occupations... Read more

Frasca named subcontractor for US Navy TH-73 Program

Frasca named subcontractor for US Navy TH-73 Program

9-Apr-2021Source: Frasca

FRASCA International, Inc. (FRASCA) has been named as a subcontractor for the US Navy TH-73A Aircrew Training Services (ATS) Contract. The prime contract was awarded to FlightSafety Defense, a FlightSafety International Company that will provide Contractor Instructional Services (CIS) and availability on 18 FRASCA-designed and manufactured Level 6 and Level 7 Flight Training Devices (FTDs).... Read more

Bell Becomes First Rotorcraft Customer to Use Sustainable Aviation Fuel for Training

Bell Becomes First Rotorcraft Customer to Use Sustainable Aviation Fuel for Training

25-Mar-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced that it will begin incorporating Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) into all Bell Training Academy (BTA) and customer demonstration fleet aircraft. Bell will be the first rotorcraft customer to receive SAF supply from global aviation fuel supplier, Avfuel Corporation. “Bell is an active supporter of the General... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $9M contract for modifications to the CH-53K Training Device

Sikorsky awarded $9M contract for modifications to the CH-53K Training Device

18-Mar-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $9,788,692 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price order (N61340-21-F-7002) against previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-19-G-0029.  This order provides for modifications and updates to the CH-53K 2F243-1 Containerized Flight Training Device. Additionally, this order provides flight test data analysis required to update and validate the CH-53K flight... Read more

Lebanese Air Force completes first MD Helicopters training class

Lebanese Air Force completes first MD Helicopters training class

17-Mar-2021Source: MD Helicopters

The Lebanese Air Force successfully completed their first training class at MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) Flight Training Academy. This was the first of three classes that included pilots, maintainers, and armament personnel, which took place in Mesa, Arizona, and an off-site location for gunnery training. Utilizing the Lebanese Air Force’s MD 530Fs for the training... Read more

Avfuel Adds Webinar and Human Factors Course to Training System

Avfuel Adds Webinar and Human Factors Course to Training System

26-Feb-2021Source: Avfuel

As a leader in fuel quality assurance and safety training, Avfuel Corporation announces updates to its training system, including a supervisory fuel safety training webinar and human factors training course. Earlier this month, the FAA approved transitioning Avfuel’s high-demand 14 CFR Part 139 Supervisory Fuel Safety Training Seminar to a webinar platform so members of... Read more

TKK Orders 2nd EC135 FTD from FRASCA

TKK Orders 2nd EC135 FTD from FRASCA

26-Feb-2021Source: FRASCA

FRASCA International, Inc (FRASCA) has received an order for an EC135 Level 5 Flight Training Device (FTD) from TKK (Tokyo Aircraft Instrument Co.), Tokyo, Japan.The FTD will include some very advanced features including a visual system with five (5) 70 inch flat panel HDTV monitors mounted in front of the cockpit  Two displays are mounted... Read more

Garmin announces a multitude of pilot training opportunities for 2021

Garmin announces a multitude of pilot training opportunities for 2021

18-Feb-2021Source: Garmin

Garmin® International, Inc.® is pleased to announce expanded pilot training opportunities for 2021, including virtual training options through June 2021 and plans for the resumption of in-person training starting in August. A variety of pilot training opportunities are available ranging from self-study materials, webinars, eLearning courses and instructor-led training offered for the GTN™ Series, G500/G600, G500/600/G700 TXi™, G3X... Read more

Hillsboro Aero Academy Launches CFI Completion Program to Meet Growing Demand

Hillsboro Aero Academy Launches CFI Completion Program to Meet Growing Demand

17-Feb-2021Source: Hillsboro Aero Academy

Hillsboro Aero Academy, a U.S.-based leading provider of helicopter and airplane pilot career training, announced that it has launched a standalone CFI Completion program, allowing pilots bearing a Commercial Pilot License (CPL) to enroll for completion of their Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII) and Multi-Engine Instructor (MEI) ratings. HAA launched the... Read more

Airbus to partner with Flytech to train drone pilots in India

Airbus to partner with Flytech to train drone pilots in India

12-Feb-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Flytech Aviation Academy, a leading Indian aviation training academy, to explore collaboration opportunities in Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) training. The MoU was signed at Aero India 2021. Airbus brings a wealth of experience in aviation training, courseware development, safety and quality standards, while Flytech excels in aviation... Read more

US Navy Test Pilot School instructors conduct research that pushes boundaries

US Navy Test Pilot School instructors conduct research that pushes boundaries

12-Feb-2021Source: NAVAIR

The instructors at the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland are dedicated to ensuring the next generation of developmental test pilots, flight officers, and engineers gain the skills necessary for testing the aircraft and systems of tomorrow. Less widely known, but no less valuable, is their dedication... Read more

Genesys Aerosystems’ Announces New Virtual EFIS Tool

Genesys Aerosystems’ Announces New Virtual EFIS Tool

5-Feb-2021Source: Genesys Aerosystems

Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog company, announced the availability of a new software tool for all levels of Full Flight Simulators/Flight Training Devices and integration testing, the Virtual IDU (VIDU). The VIDU is a software platform that runs on a Windows PC and emulates a physical IDU-680 or IDU-450.  Utilizing standard TCP/IP, the VIDU can be... Read more

30-Jan-21 ZS-RWZ Airbus AS350B3 Grand Central, South Africa

30-Jan-21 ZS-RWZ Airbus AS350B3 Grand Central, South Africa

30-Jan-2021

Hit the ground and rolled over during low level training flight Student pilot was named as professional boxer Kevin “Two Guns” Lerena   Facebook... Read more

26-Jan-21 N474AT Robinson R22 West Palm Beach, US-Florida

26-Jan-21 N474AT Robinson R22 West Palm Beach, US-Florida

26-Jan-2021

Heavy autorotation landing.  FAA report damage as Substantial... Read more

CopterSafety targets March operations for AW169 simulator

CopterSafety targets March operations for AW169 simulator

8-Jan-2021Source: Coptersafety

Coptersafety started the installation of its next Level D Full-Flight simulator at the beginning of summer 2020, and it is estimated to be ready for training at the beginning of 2021. The installation work is done in cooperation with the experts from TRU Simulation + Training and Rockwell Collins, which are responsible for delivering Coptersafety’s... Read more

23-Dec-20 RA-07328 Airbus H125 Novopodkletnoe, Russia

23-Dec-20 RA-07328 Airbus H125 Novopodkletnoe, Russia

23-Dec-2020

Accident on training flight.  Two POB both injured and airlifted out.  Helicopter ended up on its port side EMERCOM photo... Read more

Leonardo Academy in Yeovil continues through the pandemic

Leonardo Academy in Yeovil continues through the pandemic

22-Dec-2020Source: Leonardo

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Leonardo has delivered continued training support through its global network and leveraged its digital technologies in the delivery of training services to military and civil pilots. Leonardo’s Training Academy in Yeovil specialises in military rotorcraft training, pilot and aircrew ground school training, as well as technician and manager training. In addition... Read more

Indra delivers the second NH90 simulator to the Spanish Armed Forces

Indra delivers the second NH90 simulator to the Spanish Armed Forces

22-Dec-2020Source: Indra

Indra delivered the latest FMS (Full Mission Simulator) on November 23 to the NH90 Simulator Center, which has been in operation at the Spanish Army’s Aviation Academy (ACAVIET) CESIHEL Center, at the Agoncillo military base in La Rioja. With this delivery, Indra positions itself as one of the few companies that offers training solutions for... Read more

Airbus opens up on details of H160 simulator

Airbus opens up on details of H160 simulator

10-Dec-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

When H160 test pilot Olivier Gensse stepped out of the full flight simulator (FFS) after the final practice run and said: “That felt just like the H160,” it was music to the ears of the simulator project team. of hard work had paid off, paving the way for the simulator’s qualification by the European EASA airworthiness authority in August... Read more

NSPA upgrades Sea Lynx simulator for German and the Portuguese Navies

NSPA upgrades Sea Lynx simulator for German and the Portuguese Navies

10-Dec-2020Source: NSPA NATO

The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) has recently upgraded the Joint Lynx Simulator Training Establishment (JLSTE), a helicopter simulator, operated by the German and the Portuguese navies to train the Sea Lynx crews. The modification project mainly consisted on the installation of new projectors, a new Mylar screen, and an editor to load and... Read more

Barco provides projection system for Tiger Helicopter simulators

Barco provides projection system for Tiger Helicopter simulators

8-Dec-2020Source: Barco

Barco, a global leader in visualization technology, is proud to announce it will provide the projection solution for two Tiger helicopter simulation systems. The end customer commissioned ST Engineering Antycip (formerly Antycip Simulation) for the upgrade, who in their turn selected Barco’s FL40-4K projectors for the job. The two Tiger helicopter simulation systems are located... Read more

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