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Avfuel Adds Webinar and Human Factors Course to Training System

Avfuel Adds Webinar and Human Factors Course to Training System

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 »

Source: Avfuel, 26-Feb-21

TKK Orders 2nd EC135 FTD from FRASCA

TKK Orders 2nd EC135 FTD from 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 »

Source: FRASCA, 26-Feb-21

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Garmin announces a multitude of pilot training opportunities for 2021

Garmin announces a multitude of pilot training opportunities for 2021

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 »

Source: Garmin, 18-Feb-21

Hillsboro Aero Academy Launches CFI Completion Program to Meet Growing Demand

Hillsboro Aero Academy Launches CFI Completion Program to Meet Growing Demand

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 »

Source: Hillsboro Aero Academy, 17-Feb-21

Airbus to partner with Flytech to train drone pilots in India

Airbus to partner with Flytech to train drone pilots in India

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 »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 12-Feb-21

US Navy Test Pilot School instructors conduct research that pushes boundaries

US Navy Test Pilot School instructors conduct research that pushes boundaries

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 »

Source: NAVAIR, 12-Feb-21

Genesys Aerosystems’ Announces New Virtual EFIS Tool

Genesys Aerosystems’ Announces New Virtual EFIS Tool

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 »

Source: Genesys Aerosystems, 05-Feb-21

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

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

30-Jan-21

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

Heavy autorotation landing.  FAA report damage as Substantial

26-Jan-21

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CopterSafety targets March operations for AW169 simulator

CopterSafety targets March operations for AW169 simulator

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 »

Source: Coptersafety, 08-Jan-21

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

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

23-Dec-20

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Leonardo Academy in Yeovil continues through the pandemic

Leonardo Academy in Yeovil continues through the pandemic

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 »

Source: Leonardo, 22-Dec-20

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Indra delivers the second NH90 simulator to the Spanish Armed Forces

Indra delivers the second NH90 simulator to the Spanish Armed Forces

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 »

Source: Indra, 22-Dec-20

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NSPA upgrades Sea Lynx simulator for German and the Portuguese Navies

NSPA upgrades Sea Lynx simulator for German and the Portuguese Navies

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 »

Source: NSPA NATO, 10-Dec-20

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Barco provides projection system for Tiger Helicopter simulators

Barco provides projection system for Tiger Helicopter simulators

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 »

Source: Barco, 08-Dec-20

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08-Dec-20 F-HJAF Airbus EC135T1 Bonvillard, France (5F)

Helicopter was carrying an air rescue crew on a training mission when it fell from an altitude of (5,900ft). The surviving pilot raised the alarm at around 19:10 local time (18:10 GMT) after managing to escape from the helicopter. The crew onboard consisted of two pilots – one in training – along with two winch operators and… Read more »

08-Dec-20

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EASA issues 3rd edition of Helicopter Flight Instructor Guide

EASA issues 3rd edition of Helicopter Flight Instructor Guide

This is the third edition of the Rotorcraft Flight Instructor Guide, now badged as an EASA and Together4Safety document for the first time. The guide was initially developed by the European Helicopter Safety Team (EHEST) based on the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Flight Instructor Manual (Helicopter). CASA has kindly made this manual freely… Read more »

Source: EASA, 01-Dec-20

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Mornington Sanford Aviation adds EASA Part 147 approval for Robinson maintenance training

Mornington Sanford Aviation adds EASA Part 147 approval for Robinson maintenance training

In readiness for the UK formally leaving the European Union on 1st January 2021 (BREXIT), Mornington Sanford Aviation Training Ltd. are delighted to announce that they have gained EASA Part 147 Third Country Approval for their Robinson Helicopter Type Training Capabilities. The approval is issued under the EASA Third Country Approval and will allow us… Read more »

Source: Mornington Sanford Aviation, 26-Nov-20

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State-of-the-art technology sets new standards in helicopter pilot training

State-of-the-art technology sets new standards in helicopter pilot training

VRM Switzerland develops and builds training solutions for helicopters at the highest technological level. Helicopter operators and ATOs have already implemented new training concepts to save costs, be more efficient and environmentally friendly. The spectrum of helicopter training on simulators is thus greatly expanded. VRM Switzerland has allocated resources to deliver and commission 15 training… Read more »

Source: VRM, 25-Nov-20

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Hillsboro and RotorSky Launch Joint Training for Pilots

Hillsboro and RotorSky Launch Joint Training for Pilots

Hillsboro Aero Academy, a U.S.-based leading provider of helicopter and airplane pilot career training, announced today that it had received approval to conduct professional helicopter pilot training in accordance with European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations. The approval comes through a partnership with Austria-based helicopter flight school RotorSky. HAA’s helicopter school, Hillsboro Heli Academy,… Read more »

Source: Hillsboro Aero Academy, 19-Nov-20

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Simaero acquires AS332M1 Full Flight Simulator

Simaero acquires AS332M1 Full Flight Simulator

SIMAERO, a global and independent provider of pilot training services, is proud to announce the acquisition of the Airbus Helicopter – Super Puma AS332 M 1 Full Flight Simulator which will complete the existing fleet in SIMAERO Johannesburg Training Centre. The simulator, manufactured by Thomson CSF, was initially set up in Switzerland and moved to… Read more »

Source: SIMAERO, 30-Oct-20

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Garmin announces 2021 Virtual Format Pilot Training Classes

Garmin announces 2021 Virtual Format Pilot Training Classes

Garmin® is pleased to announce its pilot training opportunities through June 2021 will be transitioning to an entirely virtual learning format. This new format will allow customers to receive valuable product knowledge without concerns over travel and social distancing. A variety of pilot training opportunities are available ranging from Garmin pilot’s guides, PC trainers, eLearning… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 16-Oct-20

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Entrol launches the H05 / H125 FNPT II simulator

Entrol launches the H05 / H125 FNPT II simulator

The H05 FNPT II simulator is based on the H125 FNPT II, also known as AS350, one of the best-selling helicopters around the world. The standard configuration features dual G500H, GTN 650, a 180° x 40° cylindrical visual system and a worldwide database. It can be certified as EASA FNPT II or FAA FTD level… Read more »

Source: Entrol, 15-Oct-20

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NCCH and Rotorsky partner on helicopter crew training

NCCH and Rotorsky partner on helicopter crew training

Norwegian Competence Centre Helicopter AS (NCCH) is proud to announce the partnership with RotorSky GmbH. RotorSky is an Austrian helicopter flight school with more than 15 years of experience in all kinds of helicopter pilot training. NCCH operates the most modern full flight simulators (FFS) for H145 D2 (BK117 D2) and as of October the… Read more »

Source: NCCH, 15-Oct-20

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US Navy awards Aircrew Training Services contract

US Navy awards Aircrew Training Services contract

The U.S. Navy awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to FlightSafety Services Corporation today for Aircrew Training Services (ATS) in support of the Advanced Helicopter Training System (AHTS) program. The five-year base contract is for $220,766,476 for TH-73A ATS, which includes availability on 18 Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTDs). The total contract value… Read more »

Source: NAVAIR, 31-Aug-20

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Helicopter Online Ground School launches two new courses

Helicopter Online Ground School launches two new courses

Kenny Keller, creator of Helicopter Online Ground School, has been providing valuable training to pilots for 9 years and has become the only provider of helicopter specific ground training. Courses available are the private pilot, instrument pilot, commercial pilot and certified flight instructor courses. Helicopter Ground School just launched two additional courses, Flight Review/Rusty Pilot… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Online Ground School, 11-Aug-20

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06-Aug-20 N911EP Hughes OH-6 Chesterfield, US-Missouri

Main rotor blades sliced tail boom on training flight. helicopter ended up on its skids with the tail on the ground nearby

06-Aug-20

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30-Jul-20 N160LA Sikorsky S70A Santa Clarita, US-California

Blade strike while training in mountainous area. Helicopter continued take-off and departed location with rotor blade noise clearly “non-standard” Analysis of the helicopter’s tracks have suggested the date was 26-Jul-20 but this is not confirmed.  Having been very active daily for two straight weeks, it was then not flying for four days.  The video was… Read more »

26-Jul-20

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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