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Bristow announces FY2017 Q1 results and concall

Bristow announces FY2017 Q1 results and concall

19-Jul-2016Source: Bristow

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

FlightSafety to offer NVG training on simulators

FlightSafety to offer NVG training on simulators

14-Jul-2016Source: FlightSafety

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

EASA approves first AW169 sim at level D

EASA approves first AW169 sim at level D

12-Jul-2016Source: Leonardo

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

UK military picks Safran Turbomeca engines for EC135 training fleet

UK military picks Safran Turbomeca engines for EC135 training fleet

12-Jul-2016Source: Safran

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

CAE confirms sale and details of seven FTDs for UK

CAE confirms sale and details of seven FTDs for UK

8-Jul-2016Source: CAE

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

Bristow announce departure of Chief Administration Officer

Bristow announce departure of Chief Administration Officer

6-Jul-2016Source: Bristow

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

Bristow Academy Announces 2016 Bill Chiles Scholarship Award

Bristow Academy Announces 2016 Bill Chiles Scholarship Award

6-Jul-2016Source: Bristow Academy

Bristow Academy Inc., a division of Bristow Group, today announced that Martin Lorentzen is the 2016 Bill Chiles scholarship award recipient. Bristow’s Scholarship Selection Committee selected Lorentzen based on his skill, financial need and ability to operate at the highest level of Target Zero safety. He has been a full-time student at Bristow Academy since... Read more

Helicentre Aviation opens Florida Cabri G2 operation

Helicentre Aviation opens Florida Cabri G2 operation

3-Jul-2016Source: Helicentre Aviation

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

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

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

29-Jun-2016Source: CAE

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

Bristow Group adds new Board director with particular experience

Bristow Group adds new Board director with particular experience

29-Jun-2016Source: SEC

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

Bristow Targets More Government Work

Bristow Targets More Government Work

28-Jun-2016Source: Bristow

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

ASU Obtains FAA Aviation Safety Inspector Training Contract

ASU Obtains FAA Aviation Safety Inspector Training Contract

24-Jun-2016Source: ASU

For the third time Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) was selected as the company that will train the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aviation Safety Inspectors (ASI) on the use of night vision goggles (NVGs).  ASU will provide both initial training and recurrent training to FAA ASI’s beginning on July 23, 2016. During the previous two contracts... Read more

Kratos win $9.4M Heli Maintenance Training Systems contract

Kratos win $9.4M Heli Maintenance Training Systems contract

24-Jun-2016Source: Kratos

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has announced that it was awarded a $9.4 million contract in support of a major U.S. ally for helicopter avionics training systems, including twoKratos-developed Maintenance Blended Reconfigurable Aviation Trainers (MBRATs). Under the awarded contract, Kratos will provide on-site and post-delivery support for the training systems, which provide high fidelity hands-on,... Read more

CH-47 Chinook Rear Crew Trainer reaches milestone

CH-47 Chinook Rear Crew Trainer reaches milestone

24-Jun-2016Source: Bluedrop

Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. (“Bluedrop”) [TSX-V: BPL] together with Boeing [NYSE: BA], announced today that it has completed a major milestone in the development of the next-generation CH-47 Chinook helicopter Rear Crew Trainer with the integration of its Canadian-built fuselage with Boeing’s cockpit training simulator system. The fuselage is part of a forty-two foot-long mock-up... Read more

Cotswold Helicopter Centre and Gama Aviation name Fairoaks base manager

Cotswold Helicopter Centre and Gama Aviation name Fairoaks base manager

23-Jun-2016Source: Cotswold

The recently announced joint venture between Cotswold Helicopter Service and Gama Aviation has now named the base manager to lead their new Fairoaks base. Alex Hoff, with 7,000 hours flying experience, will be leading the new office when it opens in the next few weeks. His experience across helicopter types includes Robinson R22/R44, Bell JetRanger,... Read more

Sikorsky extends Canadian S92 training contract by 3 years

Sikorsky extends Canadian S92 training contract by 3 years

22-Jun-2016Source: Bluedrop

Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc. has received a US$13 million contract from Sikorsky to provide instructors and training courseware for pilots and maintainers learning to operate Canada’s new fleet of 28 CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopters. The agreement extends by three years the training that Bluedrop has provided to the programme — known as the Canadian... Read more

New course launched in Helicopter Upset Recognition and Recovery Training

New course launched in Helicopter Upset Recognition and Recovery Training

22-Jun-2016Source: Flight Research

Bill Korner, Chairman and CEO of Flight Research, states that ‘Loss of Control In-Flight’ is the leading cause of aviation accidents today, and this applies to helicopters as well as fixed wing aircraft.   It is important that every flight department recognize that their crews should be well prepared for any situation that would arise. In... Read more

UK CAA to open EASA Part 66 exam centre in Istanbul

UK CAA to open EASA Part 66 exam centre in Istanbul

21-Jun-2016Source: CAAi

On behalf of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA), CAA International (CAAi) is set to open a brand new EASA Part-66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence (AML) electronic examination centre in Istanbul, Turkey. The first exams will be delivered on Thursday 22nd September 2016 at British Side Language School, in Besiktas, Istanbul. This new exam service... Read more

Helicentre Aviation launches 2017 Scholarship Programme

Helicentre Aviation launches 2017 Scholarship Programme

21-Jun-2016Source: Helicentre

With just over three months remaining until Helicentre Aviation Academy’s 2016 Scholarship applications close, the company has announced that its Scholarship programme will run for a fifth year. Since the programme started in 2012, eleven pilots have been awarded professional training scholarships totalling over £300k (GBP), with two more awards due to be made towards... Read more

CAE picks Esterline displays for US Navy MH-60 simulators

CAE picks Esterline displays for US Navy MH-60 simulators

8-Jun-2016Source: Esterline

Esterline Simulation Visual Systems has been awarded a contract by CAE USA to provide collimated display systems for the U.S. NAVY MH-60 Technical Refresh and Procurement of Simulators (TRPS) Program. The total program includes nineteen TREALITY® solid mirror, collimated display (CD) systems that will be installed over a four-year period. Each display system includes support... Read more

Russian Helicopters features Mi-8MTV1 Simulator at KADEX-2016

Russian Helicopters features Mi-8MTV1 Simulator at KADEX-2016

6-Jun-2016Source: Russian Helicopters

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, will showcase a mobile training simulator of the Mi-8MTV1 helicopter, which was developed by the VR-Technologies Design Bureau and premiered at the MAKS 2015 international airshow.  The cutting-edge technology allows pilots to simulate flights in an environment close to reality. The Mi-8MTV1 mobile special training simulator that will... Read more

USHST Supports FAA Revisions to Autorotation Testing

USHST Supports FAA Revisions to Autorotation Testing

2-Jun-2016Source: USHST

The United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.ushst.org) is offering a supportive voice to recent changes made by the Federal Aviation Administration in its Practical Test Standards (PTS) for helicopter instructors.  (https://www.faa.gov/training_testing/testing/test_standards/media/FAA-S-8081-7B.pdf) “The revision provides examiners a path to mitigate some risks associated with the Flight Instructor PTS requirements to demonstrate proficiency in the touchdown portion... Read more

Coptering adds second Cabri G2 to cope with training demand

Coptering adds second Cabri G2 to cope with training demand

26-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Spanish training school Coptering SA has added a second Cabri G2 helicopter to their training school at Sabadell Airport in Barcelona to cope with an increase in demand.  Company owner Daniel Carrillo flew the new helicopter – serial 1145 – back from the Helicoptères Guimbal factory in southern France in recent days.  Coptering is also... Read more

L-3 Link CH-47F Operational Flight Trainers released for training

L-3 Link CH-47F Operational Flight Trainers released for training

26-May-2016Source: L-3 Link

L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) announced today that two CH-47F Operational Flight Trainers (OFTs) it installed at the U.S. Army’s Flight School XXI Warrior Hall facility have been released for training. L-3 Link performed work on the CH-47F OFTs under a contract modification from CSRA, prime contractor on the U.S. Army’s Flight School... Read more

Bristow Group Announces Quarterly Dividend

Bristow Group Announces Quarterly Dividend

26-May-2016Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) announced today that its Board of Directors approved a $0.07 per share quarterly dividend. The dividend will be payable on June 29, 2016 to stockholders of record at the close of business on June 14, 2016 (the “Record Date”). There were 34,978,397 shares of Bristow’s common stock issued and outstanding as... Read more

Cotswold Helicopter Centre in Cabri G2 JV with Gama Aviation

Cotswold Helicopter Centre in Cabri G2 JV with Gama Aviation

23-May-2016Source: Cotswold

Cotswold Helicopter Centre are pleased to announce a joint venture agreement with Gama Aviation which will create a new base at Fairoaks Airport.  This airfield on the south-west outskirts of London is very well placed for easy road access to Central London as well as the UK capitals two key airports, Heathrow and Gatwick.  This... Read more

FlightSafety newly enhanced courseware app for iPad

FlightSafety newly enhanced courseware app for iPad

23-May-2016Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety International introduces FlightBag, a newly enhanced courseware delivery and presentation application for iPad as well as a web-based version for Android and Windows based tablets and desktop computers. “Our Customers will appreciate the efficiency and ease of use FlightBag offers,” said Daniel MacLellan, Senior Vice President, Operations. “This next generation full-featured interactive courseware app... Read more

Airbus wins UK training contract with 29 H135s and 3 H145s

Airbus wins UK training contract with 29 H135s and 3 H145s

23-May-2016Source: AIrbus

Airbus Helicopters in the UK has been selected by Ascent as the Aircraft Service Provider for the UK’s Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS). The contract, worth £500 million over 17 years, will see Airbus Helicopters deliver aircraft and an integrated support solution over the course of 18 months, ready to start training in April 2018.... Read more

L-3 Vertex Aerospace awarded another $80M to support US Navy TH-57 fleet

L-3 Vertex Aerospace awarded another $80M to support US Navy TH-57 fleet

20-May-2016Source: US DoD

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Mississippi, is being awarded a $79,895,466 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery requirements contract (N00019-13-D-0007) to exercise an option for the organizational and depot level logistics services required to support and maintain the TH-57 fleet.  Work will be performed at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field, Milton, Florida... Read more

Caledonian Advanced Pilot Training expands EASA distance learning options

Caledonian Advanced Pilot Training expands EASA distance learning options

20-May-2016Source: CAPT

Caledonian Advanced Pilot Training is pleased to announce the latest expansion in its range of services to students interested in EASA modular distance learning theoretical knowledge courses for pilots. In addition to our satellite bases at Leicester, High Wycombe, Lelystad and Florida (where EASA flight testing can be done), we have teamed up with Aviation... Read more

Presagis Introduces New UAV and Helicopter Reference Platforms at ITEC 2016

Presagis Introduces New UAV and Helicopter Reference Platforms at ITEC 2016

17-May-2016Source: Presagis

Presagis™ is demonstrating its latest modeling and simulation (M&S) software portfolio, M&S Suite 15, at the International Training and Education Conference (ITEC), Europe’s largest show for military training and simulation, taking place May 17 to 19 at the ExCel Centre. At the conference, Presagis (Booth D-132) will introduce new commercial offerings based on reference platforms... Read more

AW119 gets new name and avionics for US Navy trainer bid

AW119 gets new name and avionics for US Navy trainer bid

16-May-2016Source: AgustaWestland

As part of their presence at the Navy League Sea-Air Space Exhibition in Washington DC, Leonardo-Finmeccanica has introduced the TH-119 – an AgustaWestland AW119 targeted at the US Navy training requirement. The TH-119 has some distinctive capabilities and features to differentiate it from the civil market AW119Kx. Like the commercial AW119Kx, the TH-119 will be... Read more

Orange County Sheriff completes hoist training wtih AH+RT

Orange County Sheriff completes hoist training wtih AH+RT

12-May-2016Source: AH+RT

Advanced Helicopter+Rescue Techniques completes Initial Hoist Training with Orange County Sheriff’s Air Support Unit. The training was performed in Orange County and provided Ground Training as well as Technical Ground and Flight Training. Orange County Sheriffs Sgt. Bill Fitzgerald says, “ the training was tailored to our needs extremely well, conducted and adjusted to an... Read more

UK SAR Training Unit renamed

UK SAR Training Unit renamed

10-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Following the recent gradual disbandment of UK military SAR, the RAF Valley based Search & Rescue Training Unit (SARTU), a unit of the Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS), will be formally numbered 202 (Reserve) Squadron at a ceremony at RAF Shawbury, the home of the DHFS. No 202 (Reserve) Squadron will become the maritime and... Read more

Bristow announces FY2016 Q4 Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule

Bristow announces FY2016 Q4 Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule

9-May-2016Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), the leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, announced today it will release financial results for its fiscal year and fourth quarter ended March 31, 2016, after the market closes on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. In conjunction with the release, Bristow has scheduled a conference call, which... Read more

Heli Lausanne adds Gabri G2 to fleet

Heli Lausanne adds Gabri G2 to fleet

29-Apr-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Heli Lausanne, based unsurprisingly in the Swiss city of Lausanne, has added a Guimbal Cabri G2 to their fleet.  The company has bought serial 1045 from German operator Aeroheli, and put it on the Swiss register as HB-ZLX. Flight Opersations & Safety Manager Daniel Grandguillaume told HeliHub.com that they will fly it alongside the Schweizer... Read more

France bestows award on FlightSafety Chairman, President & CEO

France bestows award on FlightSafety Chairman, President & CEO

29-Apr-2016Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that Bruce Whitman has received the Médaille de l’Aéronautique from France. The medal was presented by Bertrand Lortholary, Consul Général of France, in New York on April 26, 2016. “It is a great honor and privilege to receive the Médaille de l’Aéronautique. It is humbling to join those from... Read more

Helicopter Services adds Guimbal Cabri G2 to training fleet

Helicopter Services adds Guimbal Cabri G2 to training fleet

20-Apr-2016Source: Cotswold Helicopter Centre

Helicopter Services, a very active training school based at Wycombe Air Park, have become the eleventh training school to offer the Guimbal Cabri G2 in the UK.  Serial number 1140 arrived today in the UK after a two day delivery flight from the factory in southern France. Helicopter Services, run by Leon Smith, has been... Read more

Japan – TKK order Frasca EC135 Flight Training Device

Japan – TKK order Frasca EC135 Flight Training Device

20-Apr-2016Source: Frasca

Frasca International, Inc. has received and order for a Level 5 Flight Training Device (FTD) for the EC135 helicopter from TKK, Tokyo Aircraft Instrument Co., Ltd. The FTD will feature a three channel flat screen visual system, single pilot instrumentation and controls, Garmin GPS and Electric Control Loading. TKK is a repeat customer of Frasca’s... Read more

Castle Air buys Bristow Academy base in UK

Castle Air buys Bristow Academy base in UK

19-Apr-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Castle Air has bought the UK branch of Bristow Academy at Gloucestershire Airport, which has up to now focused on providing IR courses in a purpose built facility which includes FNPT II Simulators. The new facility, which will trade as Castle Air Academy, will bring together all of Castle Air’s training work, and their simulator... Read more

Three high level departures at Bristow Group

Three high level departures at Bristow Group

18-Apr-2016Source: Bristow

Bristow Group today announced the strengthening of its operational structure by centralizing, simplifying and standardizing its business operations to improve safety performance, effectiveness and efficiency for clients. This new structure will enable the company to continue to reduce costs, while improving its leading competitive position. As part of these operational changes, Bristow will also continue... Read more

FAA removes touchdown autos from helicopter CFI test

FAA removes touchdown autos from helicopter CFI test

14-Apr-2016Source: AOPA

The FAA is no longer requiring most applicants for a flight instructor certificate in the rotorcraft category, helicopter class, to demonstrate a straight-in or 180-degree autorotation to touchdown on the practical test, citing safety.  See full story... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $8.4M for MH-60 training

Lockheed Martin awarded $8.4M for MH-60 training

11-Apr-2016Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Owego, New York, is being awarded $8,475,334 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 4014 against basic ordering agreement N00019-14-G-0019 for non-recurring engineering efforts in support of the MH-60 R/S aircraft.  These efforts provide for the modification, testing, and qualification of three MH-60R/S avionics weapons replaceable assemblies.  These services are in support... Read more

CAE to upgrade two Royal Air Force Chinook simulators

CAE to upgrade two Royal Air Force Chinook simulators

6-Apr-2016Source: CAE

The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MOD) has awarded a contract amendment to CAE to upgrade two of the CH-47 Chinook dynamic mission simulators at CAE’s Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility (MSHATF) at RAF Benson. CAE will install the digital automatic flying control system (DAFCS) in each of the simulators to ensure concurrency with... Read more

Northumbria Helicopters becomes tenth UK Guimbal Cabri School

Northumbria Helicopters becomes tenth UK Guimbal Cabri School

6-Apr-2016Source: Cotswold Helicopter Centre

Northumbria Helicopters, based at Newcastle Airport, have become the tenth training school to offer the Guimbal G2 Cabri in the UK.  The company, now Britain’s notherlymost Cabri operator, has taken a helicopter on lease from Cotswold Helicopter Centre.  This will add to the Robinson R44s operated by Northumbria Helicopters, of which they have two at... Read more

FlightSafety celebrates 65th birthday

FlightSafety celebrates 65th birthday

30-Mar-2016Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that today marks the 65th anniversary of its founding. “Today we commemorate and celebrate FlightSafety’s 65th anniversary. Throughout our history, we have focused on our mission to enhance aviation safety while providing outstanding Customer service and the highest quality training and equipment,” said Bruce Whitman, Chairman, President & CEO.... Read more

Initial intake graduates Bond S92 engineering course

Initial intake graduates Bond S92 engineering course

29-Mar-2016Source: Bond

The first class of graduates from Bond’s new Aberdeen-based training programme for helicopter engineers has graduated with flying colours. Bond, a Babcock International Group company,  established its first CAA approved training scheme for licensed helicopter engineers in December and the first class of five students has now graduated. Each is now qualified to sign off... Read more

Atlas achieves first Helideck Certification Agency accredited course

Atlas achieves first Helideck Certification Agency accredited course

23-Mar-2016Source: Atlas

Market leader in digital learning technologies Atlas Knowledge Group has achieved its first ever course accreditation from one of the helicopter industry’s leading authorities which regulates the safe operation of helidecks and helicopter landing sites. The Helideck Certification Agency (HCA), which works to ensure the safe landing and take-off of helicopters across the world, has... Read more

Oceania Aviation to train Pakistan 300C engineers

Oceania Aviation to train Pakistan 300C engineers

17-Mar-2016Source: Oceania Aviation

Oceania Aviation are pleased to announce the recent signing of an agreement with Pakistan authorities for the training and development of government-nominated engineers in the overhaul and servicing of leading dynamic components, rotor blades, piston engines and calendar parts for the Sikorsky S300C. The agreements will see Engineers from Pakistan accommodated in New Zealand for... Read more

FAA approves FlightSafety Singapore S-76 simulator to Level-D

FAA approves FlightSafety Singapore S-76 simulator to Level-D

15-Mar-2016Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety International announces that its simulator for the Sikorsky S-76C+™ and S-76C++™ located in Singapore has been qualified to Level D by the United States Federal Aviation Administration. The facility has also been approved to provide FAA PART 142 training under FlightSafety’s single certificate. “We are pleased to announce that training for the Sikorsky S-76C+... Read more

Embry-Riddle and Universal Helicopters extend training agreement

Embry-Riddle and Universal Helicopters extend training agreement

10-Mar-2016

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Campus and Universal Helicopters Inc. (UHI) have announced an extension of their 2010 agreement to exclusively provide helicopter training to Embry-Riddle students. The program is designed to carry students from zero time through their Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) certificate. The contract with UHI simplifies the path for students seeking helicopter flight training while... Read more

Reiser picks Quantum3D visuals for H145 Level-D sim

Reiser picks Quantum3D visuals for H145 Level-D sim

9-Mar-2016Source: Quantum3D

Quantum3D, Inc., a leading provider of training and simulation solutions for government and commercial applications, today announced that it has been selected by Reiser Simulation and Training GMBH, a manufacturer of groundbreaking training technology, to provide image generators and synthetic visual databases for Reiser’s civil Full-Flight Simulator (FFS) for 4t class helicopters. The planned FFS... Read more

Guidance Aviation upgrades to new flight simulator

Guidance Aviation upgrades to new flight simulator

9-Mar-2016Source: Daily Courier

The piece of equipment — which retails for $98,750 — is manufactured by X-Copter in Prescott and is used by Guidance Aviation for its helicopter pilot training program.  See full story... Read more

Helicentre Aviation to expand into Florida

Helicentre Aviation to expand into Florida

9-Mar-2016Source: Helicentre Aviation

Helicentre Aviation Chairman Chris Line visited HAI Heli Expo last week to finalise plans to expand Cabri G2 operations to the USA and agree final support arrangements with David Rath, CEO of the US Guimbal distributor Precision Helicopters. Agreement was made with Precision to support Helicentre Aviation’s operation with parts and maintenance. “This has been... Read more

Survial Systems USA teams with Airbus for water survival training

Survial Systems USA teams with Airbus for water survival training

3-Mar-2016Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters Inc. on Wednesday announced a cooperation agreement with Survival Systems USA for the delivery of helicopter underwater egress and surface water survival training. The agreement announced at Heli-Expo 2016 in Louisville will enhance the capabilities of Airbus Helicopters Inc. to offer the highest standard of training to its customers across all missions and... Read more

Airbus approves CAE Oslo Simulation Centre

Airbus approves CAE Oslo Simulation Centre

2-Mar-2016Source: CAE

Airbus Helicopters has designated CAE’s Olso helicopter training centre an Airbus Helicopters Approved Simulation Centre for H225 recurrent training. This is the culmination of a process that included a rigorous evaluation of the centre’s H225 simulator verifying its fidelity based on Airbus Helicopter’s simulation package, and completion of an Airbus-led training program for CAE instructors.... Read more

Airbus Helicopters offers Inadvertent IMC simulator training

Airbus Helicopters offers Inadvertent IMC simulator training

1-Mar-2016Source: Airbus Helicopters

Inadvertently flying into poor weather and visibility conditions remains one of the biggest hazards facing helicopter flight crews, but it’s a situation that Airbus Helicopters Inc. trains pilots to avoid and escape from. Airbus Helicopters Inc. offers highly realistic Inadvertent Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IIMC) training at its facility in Grand Prairie, Texas. The training is... Read more

X-Copter and ForeFlight demo EFB integration with R22 simulator

X-Copter and ForeFlight demo EFB integration with R22 simulator

1-Mar-2016Source: X-Copter

X-Copter and ForeFlight invite attendees of Heli-Expo 2016 to a demonstration of the integration of the ForeFlight Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) with the X-Copter Robinson Helicopter Simulator. The demonstration will take place on Wednesday afternoon at Heli-Expo 2016 in Louisville, KY from 2:00 to 3:00 in the X-Copter’s Booth #8231. Please join us and Prepare... Read more

FlightSafety to launch EC145 Level-D simulator in Louisiana

FlightSafety to launch EC145 Level-D simulator in Louisiana

29-Feb-2016Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety International announces that it will offer training for the Airbus Helicopters EC145 using a new Level D qualified simulator located at the Helicopter Flight Training Center, a Metro Aviation company, in Shreveport, Louisiana. This is the first simulator of its kind in North America. It was developed in conjunction with Metro Aviation. Training is... Read more

FlightSafety names Manager of new Denver Learning Center

FlightSafety names Manager of new Denver Learning Center

29-Feb-2016Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety International announces that Otto Gambrel has been named Manager of the company’s new Learning Center in Denver, Colorado. “We are pleased that Otto will become Manager of our new Learning Center in Denver,” said Daniel MacLellan, Senior Vice President, Operations. “His experience and in depth understanding of aviation training and the operation of a... Read more

CAE awarded contract to provide Bell 412/429 helicopter simulator to Canadian Coast Guard

CAE awarded contract to provide Bell 412/429 helicopter simulator to Canadian Coast Guard

26-Feb-2016Source: CAE

CAE today announced it has been awarded a contract by Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) to provide the Canadian Coast Guard with a CAE 3000 Series helicopter simulator that will feature cockpits for both the Bell 412EPI and Bell 429 helicopters. The CAE 3000 Series helicopter simulator will feature CAE’s revolutionary roll-on/roll-off cockpit... Read more

Metro Aviation buys Redbird flight sim for Louisiana school

Metro Aviation buys Redbird flight sim for Louisiana school

23-Feb-2016Source: Bossier Schools

Students at Airline High School are getting an opportunity even some college students don’t get. In a first of its kind partnership in Louisiana, Metro Aviation, Inc. has partnered with the Airline High JROTC aviation program to assist students in getting their wings and help their professional careers take flight. Impressed with Airline’s high school... Read more

Frasca delivers R44 FTD to Chinese operator

Frasca delivers R44 FTD to Chinese operator

23-Feb-2016Source: FRASCA

Frasca International, Inc. announces that Sky Safari General Aviation Co, Ltd., Shanghai, China, has taken delivery of a new FRASCA R44 Level 5 Flight Training Device (FTD). The FRASCA R44FTD is a high fidelity simulator for the Robinson R44 helicopter. The simulator cockpit accurately replicates the R44 aircraft, including panels, controls and instrumentation. Additional features... Read more

Reiser details Heli-Expo display

Reiser details Heli-Expo display

23-Feb-2016Source: Reiser

Reiser Simulation and Training (RST), a leading supplier of simulation systems and training services for the rotorcraft industry, announced today that it has joined the Helicopter Association International (HAI) and will participate in this year’s HAI-organized HeliExpo 2016, the world’s largest helicopter event. Reiser will showcase its range of offerings for enhancing the safety and... Read more

Reiser ships NH90 maintenance training rig

Reiser ships NH90 maintenance training rig

22-Feb-2016Source: Reiser

A full-featured and highly realistic NH90 maintenance training rig (MTR) left Reiser Simulation and Training’s Berg headquarters today, destined for the Internationales Hubschrauberausbildungszentrum VI in Fassberg, a key educational facility for training aircraft technical personnel of the Germany Army Aviation Corps. It is the third such rig delivered to the German armed forces, and the... Read more

FlightSafety ready to open simulator in Singapore for S76C+ and S76C++

FlightSafety ready to open simulator in Singapore for S76C+ and S76C++

17-Feb-2016Source: FlightSafety International

FlightSafety International and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, announce that training for Sikorsky S-76C+™ and S-76C++™ helicopters will be offered in Singapore starting in March 2016. A wide variety of training services will be provided using a new FlightSafety FS1000™ simulator. It will be qualified to Level D by the United States Federal Aviation Administration... Read more

FAA certifies Air Evac Lifeteam LongRanger FTD

FAA certifies Air Evac Lifeteam LongRanger FTD

15-Feb-2016Source: Air Evac

Air Evac Lifeteam pilots are training in a Level 7 Flight Training Device. The FTD, manufactured by Frasca International, was recently certified by the Federal Aviation Administration, and is used to train newly hired pilots and pilots throughout the Air Evac Lifeteam system who return to O’Fallon, Mo., each year for recurrent training. Tim Jenkins,... Read more

CAE gets approval for US Navy MH-60R/S Tech Refresh program

CAE gets approval for US Navy MH-60R/S Tech Refresh program

10-Feb-2016Source: CAE

CAE today announced that CAE USA is authorized to proceed on the United States Navy MH-60R/S Tech Refresh program. Under terms of the contract, which was awarded as a base contract plus exercised options, CAE USA will perform a technology refresh on a range of U.S. Navy MH-60 Seahawk helicopter simulators and training systems. The initial... Read more

Airbus expects H160 simulator prior to customer deliveries

Airbus expects H160 simulator prior to customer deliveries

10-Feb-2016Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters has partnered with Thales and Helisim to develop and deploy the full flight simulator (FFS) for the H160. In line with the “born ready” strategy implemented by the H160 since the beginning of its development, the FFS will be available to support the H160’s entry into service. This partnership between experienced and recognized companies will... Read more

First class of Canadian Chinook aircrews graduates

First class of Canadian Chinook aircrews graduates

9-Feb-2016Source: CAE

During a ceremony held today at Garrison Petawawa, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) formally graduated its first class of CH-147F Chinook helicopter aircrews who took part in the new, comprehensive Field Trials Course. Photos of the event will be available for download at www.cae.com/photos. A total of ten RCAF CH-147 Chinook aircrew – six... Read more

Helicentre Aviation achieves 5,000 hours landmark with Guimbal Cabri fleet

Helicentre Aviation achieves 5,000 hours landmark with Guimbal Cabri fleet

9-Feb-2016Source: Helicentre

Helicentre Aviation Academy has achieved 5,000 fleet hours with the Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter, a record number of hours flown by a single UK training organisation, and more than 6% of the global Cabri G2 fleet hours, according to statistics from Hélicoptères Guimbal. The French manufactured helicopter was selected to be the company’s flagship training... Read more

UK Guimbal Cabri fleet poised to double in 2016

UK Guimbal Cabri fleet poised to double in 2016

8-Feb-2016Source: Cotswold Helicopter Centre

The United Kingdom is already one of the leading countries for fleets of the two-seat composite Guimbal G2 Cabri helicopter, with 14 delivered to date. In the next five months, a further eight G2s will arrive for customers in the UK, and we are confident for 14 deliveries across the twelve months of 2016 to... Read more

Maverick Helicopters wins FAA Diamond award for fifth straight year

Maverick Helicopters wins FAA Diamond award for fifth straight year

5-Feb-2016Source: Maverick

Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, recently received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) 2015 Award of Excellence “Diamond Award.” The prestigious honor, which the company has now received five years in a row, is a result of Maverick Helicopters’ ongoing dedication to maintenance training and aircraft safety. The FAA’s Award of Excellence... Read more

UK CAA to open exam centre in Trinidad & Tobago

UK CAA to open exam centre in Trinidad & Tobago

3-Feb-2016Source: CAA

On behalf of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA), CAA International (CAAi) is set to open a brand new EASA Part-66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence (AML) electronic examination centre in Piarco, near Port of Spain. The new e-Exam centre will open onApril7th 2016 and will provide candidates in the Caribbean, Central and South America with... Read more

Bell-Boeing awarded $11M more on V-22 training device contract

Bell-Boeing awarded $11M more on V-22 training device contract

31-Jan-2016Source: US DoD

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded an $11,314,491 cost-plus- fixed-fee modification to a previously issued delivery order (0090) placed against basic ordering agreement N00019-12-G-0006.  This modification to exercise options for common software support for the MV/CV-22, and training and training device support for the MV-22 aircraft.  Work will be performed at Philadelphia,... Read more

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