Training

Australia accepts first EC135 for HATS training program

Australia accepts first EC135 for HATS training program

28-Jul-2015Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters has achieved Factory Acceptance of HATS01, the first of fifteen helicopters of the H135 family (EC135 T2+) for the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) for the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Boeing Defence Australia as the prime contractor for the new training system for the ADF, joined with representatives of the Royal Australian Navy... Read more

Nova Systems joins with Starspeed on EC135 ops

Nova Systems joins with Starspeed on EC135 ops

22-Jul-2015Source: Nova

Starspeed’s Gloucestershire Training facility at Kemble airport has been chosen by Nova Systems as the base for their new Airbus Helicopter, H135. The partnership between the two companies will see the aircraft, now operating under its new registration G-NSYS, used to the optimum: Nova Systems is a leading provider of independent flight test and evaluation... Read more

Finnish Army NH90 Multi-Role Training Device Ready for Training

Finnish Army NH90 Multi-Role Training Device Ready for Training

21-Jul-2015Source: Sogitec

SOGITEC INDUSTRIES announces that NAHEMA and the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command have declared ready for training the Finnish Army NH90 Multi-Role Training Device (MRTD). The MRTD is now operational within the helicopter battalion at Utti Jaeger Regiment, South-Eastern Finland. The MRTD addresses NH90 training needs for the 3 main areas of missions assigned to... Read more

LAPD selects FlightSafety for Bell 412 training

LAPD selects FlightSafety for Bell 412 training

16-Jul-2015Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety has been selected by the Los Angeles Police Department Air Support Unit to provide training for the Bell 412 helicopter. “Our King Air pilots have experienced consistently high quality training and support from FlightSafety for years, so they were our first choice to support us launching the Bell 412 program,” said Officer Kevin Gallagher,... Read more

Louisiana Delta Community College adds helicopter program

Louisiana Delta Community College adds helicopter program

16-Jul-2015Source: The news star

Over the last three years there has been a significant increase in use of rotary wing aircraft (helicopters) in agriculture aviation resulting in a growing demand for helicopter pilots. Said Dr. Barbara M. Hanson, Chancellor of Louisiana Delta Community College, “In response to this growing demand, we are adding a rotary wing application to our... Read more

EASA’s Annual Safety Conference to focus on Training

EASA’s Annual Safety Conference to focus on Training

15-Jul-2015Source: EASA

EASA’s Annual Safety Conference has a long standing tradition, every year addressing a different safety topic. The 2015 EASA Safety Conference focuses on the topic of Training for aircrew, but also for other activities like maintenance, RPAS, new simulation technologies etc. The conference will open on Wednesday 14 October, by EU Commissioner for Transport, Ms... Read more

New Kentucky operator at Hopkinsville-Christian County Airport

New Kentucky operator at Hopkinsville-Christian County Airport

14-Jul-2015Source: Kentucky New Era

Taking off at the Hopkinsville-Christian County Airport is a new business that’s the product of a 51-year-old Clarksville woman’s passion for aviation, a little bit of luck and a light utility helicopter that could easily fit on a large flatbed trailer. See full story... Read more

FlightSafety to add Airbus H125, H130 and Bell 407GX simulators in Denver

FlightSafety to add Airbus H125, H130 and Bell 407GX simulators in Denver

14-Jul-2015Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety International announces that it is building Level D qualified full flight simulators for single-engine helicopters operated by many law enforcement and other public safety agencies. The Airbus AS350 B3, Airbus EC130T2, and Bell 407GX simulators will be installed at the new Learning Center FlightSafety is building adjacent to the Denver International Airport in Colorado.... Read more

Bristow to redeem 3.00% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2038

Bristow to redeem 3.00% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2038

14-Jul-2015Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) (“Bristow”) today announced that it has called its 3.00% Convertible Senior Notes due 2038 for redemption on August 14, 2015. The redemption price is equal to 100% of the principal amount thereof plus any accrued and unpaid interest up to, but excluding, the redemption date. The notes may be converted... Read more

Bristow announces FY2016 Q1 earnings and concall schedule

Bristow announces FY2016 Q1 earnings and concall schedule

13-Jul-2015Source: 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 2016 first quarter ended June 30, 2015, after the market closes on Thursday, August 6, 2015. In conjunction with the release, Bristow has scheduled a conference call, which... Read more

CAE appoints VP Washington Operations – Defense & Security

CAE appoints VP Washington Operations – Defense & Security

10-Jul-2015Source: CAE

CAE today announced the appointment of Andrew “Andy” Jazwick as Vice President, Washington Operations for its Defense and Security business unit. In this newly established position for the company, Mr. Jazwick will serve as the senior executive for CAE Defense and Security in Washington, DC and have responsibility for all CAE worldwide efforts involving the... Read more

FlightSafety International names new Executive Director, Simulation

FlightSafety International names new Executive Director, Simulation

10-Jul-2015Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety International announces that Scott Goodwin has been named Executive Director, Simulation. “Scott’s 30 years of experience with aircraft operations and training in the U.S. Air Force, and his contributions to FlightSafety since joining us in 2014, make him uniquely qualified to take on this important role,” said John Van Maren, Vice President, Simulation. Scott... Read more

CAE to manufacture two more UH-72A flight training devices

CAE to manufacture two more UH-72A flight training devices

9-Jul-2015Source: CAE

CAE was awarded a contract by Airbus Defense and Space, Inc. to manufacture two additional UH-72A Lakota flight training devices (FTDs). These UH-72A FTDs, the seventh and eight being produced by CAE for the U.S. Army, will be delivered to Fort Rucker, Alabama during the spring of 2016. These training devices, which are Federal Aviation... Read more

CAE to develop an MH-60R composite maintenance trainer for Australia

CAE to develop an MH-60R composite maintenance trainer for Australia

9-Jul-2015Source: CAE

CAE was awarded a contract to develop an MH-60R composite maintenance trainer (CMT) as well as procure an MH-60R rear crew trainer (RCT) for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) under the United States foreign military sale (FMS) program.  CAE USA will be the prime contractor responsible for the design and development of the MH-60R CMT... Read more

Boeing Funds Bluedrop to Develop Rear Crew Trainer for Chinook Helicopter

Boeing Funds Bluedrop to Develop Rear Crew Trainer for Chinook Helicopter

9-Jul-2015Source: Bluedrop

Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc. a subsidiary of Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. (“Bluedrop”) (TSX-V: BPL) and The Boeing Company (Boeing) today announced a commitment to develop the next generation rear crew trainer for the CH-47 Chinook (Chinook) helicopter along with a five year commitment to support development and ongoing international sales. The Honourable Ed Holder,... Read more

EHEST publishes Helicopter Instructor Guide (free download)

EHEST publishes Helicopter Instructor Guide (free download)

8-Jul-2015Source: HeliHub.com

One if the important ingredients for flight safety is a properly resourced training sector. Some of those resources can be quite fundamental. For example, an important contribution to training is for flight instructors to have available to them a basic guide to flying training. In response to this need, EHEST contacted the Australian Civil Aviation... Read more

Bristow Academy Awards First Annual Scholarship

Bristow Academy Awards First Annual Scholarship

2-Jul-2015Source: Bristow

Bristow Academy Inc., a division of Bristow Group, today announced that Per Emil Karl Albrektsson of Titusville, Florida, is the first annual Bill Chiles scholarship award recipient. Bristow’s Scholarship Selection Committee chose Albrektsson based on his skill, financial need and ability to operate at the highest level of Target Zero safety. He has been a... Read more

Erickson Secures Uruguayan Air Force Flight Training Contract

Erickson Secures Uruguayan Air Force Flight Training Contract

29-Jun-2015Source: Erickson

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, is pleased to announce today that the company has contracted with Chilcott, Inc. to provide flight currency training for the Fuerza Aerea Uruguaya (FAU or Uruguayan Air Force helicopter pilots). The training will be conducted entirely in Spanish. Under the agreement, Erickson pilot instructors will... Read more

Bristow Capitalizes on its Rich Heritage to Create a Single Brand

Bristow Capitalizes on its Rich Heritage to Create a Single Brand

25-Jun-2015Source: Bristow

In the mid-2000s, Bristow had operations across the globe and was capitalizing on the rich heritages of Bristow Helicopters, Air Logistics and Production Management Services. Over the next few years during an unprecedented period of strong market conditions, the company began making several changes to support its vision of one global team setting the standard... Read more

Airbus Helicopters opens new Training Academy in Donauwörth

Airbus Helicopters opens new Training Academy in Donauwörth

24-Jun-2015Source: Airbus

The newly-built Airbus Helicopters Training Academy that opened today in Germany marks the latest enhancement of the company’s support and services network, providing instructional courses for pilots and technicians. By expanding the educational capacities in Donauwörth, Airbus Helicopters conforms to its own high standards of quality and safety, insuring the training of capable and qualified... Read more

Bristow Adds Global Tracking for Advanced Operations Support

Bristow Adds Global Tracking for Advanced Operations Support

24-Jun-2015Source: Bristow

Need to know the exact location of your inbound AW189 to Galliano to make the next crew change as efficient as possible? Bristow has you covered by rolling out its most sophisticated tracking system yet to provide real-time aircraft visibility. With the introduction of web-based eFlight Global Tracking (GT), both Bristow and its clients can... Read more

Bristow celebrates 60th birthday

Bristow celebrates 60th birthday

23-Jun-2015Source: Bristow

If you’ve been in business for 60 years, you have some stories to tell. With a series of articles, interviews and visuals, Bristow is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a look back on the historic events that helped create one of the world’s largest civilian helicopter companies. 1) Alan Bristow formed Bristow Helicopters in 1955... Read more

Helicopter Procurement Provides new Business Opportunities for Terma

Helicopter Procurement Provides new Business Opportunities for Terma

17-Jun-2015Source: Terma

In connection with Denmark’s procurement of nine U.S. Navy MH-60R multirole SEAHAWK® helicopters, Terma has successfully pursued several business opportunities with the companies providing the helicopters. The team, known as Team Seahawk, includes Sikorsky Aircraft, General Electric, CAE, and Lockheed Martin. “Our collaboration with Team Seahawk includes advanced composites structures, mission-critical space technology and aircraft... Read more

Deccan Charters to provide PWC engine training in India for FlightSafety

Deccan Charters to provide PWC engine training in India for FlightSafety

5-Jun-2015Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety International has signed an agreement withDeccan Charters Pvt Ltd to provide Pratt & Whitney Canada Engine training in India. Training will be offered at Deccan’s facility in Bangalore on an extensive range of P&WC’s turboprop, turbofan, and turboshaft aircraft engines including the PT6A, PW 100, PT6T, PW 200 series. Courses are scheduled to begin... Read more

CAE to support UK MoD Merlin Life Sustainment Programme

CAE to support UK MoD Merlin Life Sustainment Programme

4-Jun-2015Source: CAE

CAE today announced it has been awarded a contract by AgustaWestland to support the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence’s Merlin Life Sustainment Programme. The contract was signed in CAE’s fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015 and included in the value of contracts announced on April 8, 2015. AgustaWestland is the prime contractor responsible for the... Read more

UK military invests £80M In New Synthetic Helicopter Training Equipment

UK military invests £80M In New Synthetic Helicopter Training Equipment

3-Jun-2015Source: RAF

The Ministry of Defence is investing £80 million in new specialist equipment to help train the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy helicopter pilots and rear crews of the future. A £51million contract with Lockheed Martin UK will support Chinook Mk 6 training and a £29 million contract has been awarded to AgustaWestland to provide... Read more

Hibernia Project and RDC Investing in New Helicopter Training and R&D Centre

Hibernia Project and RDC Investing in New Helicopter Training and R&D Centre

1-Jun-2015Source: RDC

The Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC) and the Research & Development Corporation (RDC) are investing approximately $16 million in a new helicopter training and research and development (R&D) centre in Newfoundland and Labrador. HMDC will contribute $13 million to the centre and its helicopter simulator system, and RDC will contribute $3.3 million to... Read more

L-3 Vertex wins $56M contract to support TH-57 at NAS Whiting Field

L-3 Vertex wins $56M contract to support TH-57 at NAS Whiting Field

29-May-2015Source: US DoD

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Mississippi, is being awarded a $56,182,753 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery requirements contract (N00019-13-D-0007) to exercise an option for logistics and depot level services for 119 TH-57 aircraft in support of the Naval Air Training Command’s Undergraduate Helicopter Pilot Training Program. Work will be performed at the Naval... Read more

CAE launches Canadian Chinook training centre

CAE launches Canadian Chinook training centre

28-May-2015Source: CAE

Today at CANSEC, Canada’s premiere defence trade show, CAE announced that a comprehensive suite of CH-147F Chinook simulators and training devices have completed on-site acceptance testing at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Petawawa and are now ready-for-use by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). The RCAF has begun interim pilot training using the CH-147F weapon systems... Read more

28-May-15 9M-LLM Bell 206B Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

28-May-15 9M-LLM Bell 206B Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

28-May-2015

Solo student pilot lost control on landing and helicopter ended up on its starboard side.  Pilot named here as Fatin Nadeera Mohamad Jeffrey.  Post crash fire extinquished by airport fire crew... Read more

CAE provides update on recently (and soon-to-be) available helicopter training

CAE provides update on recently (and soon-to-be) available helicopter training

20-May-2015Source: CAE

CAE today announced at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) that two helicopter aviation training programs are, or will soon be, ready for training Training for Sikorsky S92 helicopter in Zhuhai, China In support to the growing helicopter market in Asia, CAE and China Southern are offering a Sikorsky S92 helicopter training program in their Zhuhai... Read more

HAI wants urgent action to potect Veterans access to flight training

HAI wants urgent action to potect Veterans access to flight training

20-May-2015Source: HAI

On Thursday, May 21, 2015, Rep. Brad Wenstrop (R-Ohio) plans to sneak into a larger bill an amendment that would severely limit veterans’ funding for flight-training degree programs. Show your support for our veterans: contact the heads of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee TODAY to prevent the inclusion of amendments that restrict GI benefits for flight training.... Read more

Bristow reports Q4 and full year results to 31 March 2015

Bristow reports Q4 and full year results to 31 March 2015

20-May-2015Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) today reported net income for the March 2015 fiscal fourth quarter of $15.1 million, or $0.43per diluted share, compared to net income of $30.3 million, or $0.83 per diluted share, in the same period a year ago. Adjusted net income, which excludes special items and asset disposition effects, decreased 35.3% to $31.8 million, or $0.91 per diluted share, for the March 2015quarter,... Read more

DiSTI wins contract for UH -72A Virtual Maintenance Trainer

DiSTI wins contract for UH -72A Virtual Maintenance Trainer

13-May-2015Source: DiSTI

The DiSTI Corporation, a leading provider of graphical user interface software and customized 3-D virtual maintenance training solutions, today announced a contract award from the U.S. Army to develop a virtual maintenance trainer (VMT) for the UH-72A Lakota helicopter. The $4.4 million contract includes the development of twelve (12) interactive student workstations with a networked... Read more

Bristow Academy Supports Nigerian Aviation College to Train Future Engineers

Bristow Academy Supports Nigerian Aviation College to Train Future Engineers

11-May-2015Source: Bristow

Four instructors from Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria (NCAT) recently completed an intensive training course on helicopter maintenance and engineering at Bristow Academy, with the purpose of bringing the curriculum back to Nigeria to teach future engineers in their home country. The month-long training at the Academy was the culmination of a year-long joint... Read more

HAI President Message – Who Needs Training? Everyone!

HAI President Message – Who Needs Training? Everyone!

5-May-2015Source: HAI

I’ve noticed that when we talk about training in our industry, we tend to focus on the pilots. Don’t get me wrong, pilot training is a cornerstone of HAI’s safety initiatives. A pilot is the final safety gate for all flights, shouldering the ultimate responsibility for the safety of crew, passengers, and aircraft. While we... Read more

04-May-15 C-GOHT Robinson R22 Salmon Arm, Canada

04-May-15 C-GOHT Robinson R22 Salmon Arm, Canada

4-May-2015

R22 piloted by a student on a solo flight from Kelowna (CYLW) to Salmon Arm (CZAM) crashed beside the runway at CZAM. The pilot first approached the airport and crossed mid-field to assess the wind direction; however, it was determined that the aircraft was not into wind. On the second approach from the opposite direction,... Read more

North Sea – Falck upgrades its fire training rig at Aberdeen

North Sea – Falck upgrades its fire training rig at Aberdeen

1-May-2015Source: Falck

​Falck Safety Services has recently enhanced its fire training asset, installing a new three-storey fire rig, working in partnership with The Fire Training Group (FTG) located at Aberdeen Airport. The recent investment will enable Falck to continue to provide offshore workers with relevant, bespoke and OPITO-approved fire training courses using state-of-the-art facilities. Falck’s investment will allow... Read more

Entrol has certified H21 FNPT II MCC simulator in Italy

Entrol has certified H21 FNPT II MCC simulator in Italy

30-Apr-2015Source: entrol

The entrol H21 simulator, based on the Bell 412, has been certified as FNPT II MCC by ENAC (Italian Civil Aviation Authority). Thanks to this entrol has expanded its portfolio of simulators by adding one of the most famous helicopters in the world. The entrol H21, purchased by Heli Protection, recreates in detail the Bell... Read more

3D Perception delivers display to CAE for UH-72A FTDs

3D Perception delivers display to CAE for UH-72A FTDs

30-Apr-2015Source: 3D perception

3D perception, Inc. (“3DP”) today announced further deliveries of their Northstar™ immersive visual displays for CAE-built UH-72A Lakota Flight Training Devices (FTDs). In April, 3DP delivered two systems to the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE) in Fort Rucker, Alabama. Since 2013, this totals three deliveries to Fort Rucker and two to the Western... Read more

VVB Aviation takes delivery of 13th UK Cabri

VVB Aviation takes delivery of 13th UK Cabri

29-Apr-2015Source: Cotswold

The UK’s 13th Cabri was collected from the Hélicoptères Guimbal factory in Aix-en-Provence earlier today. The new aircraft was collected by Ian Lunt of VVB Aviation who will be operating it for flight training from their base at Elstree Aerodrome. Oliver Heynes of Cotswold Helicopter Centre, the sole UK agents for Hélicoptères Guimbal is accompanying... Read more

NATO contracts CAE for maintenance of  Lynx full-mission flight trainer

NATO contracts CAE for maintenance of Lynx full-mission flight trainer

29-Apr-2015Source: CAE

The NATO Support Agency (NSPA) has contracted CAE to provide maintenance and support services on theCAE-built Lynx full-mission flight trainer (FMFT) based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Nordholz in Germany. Under terms of the three-year contract, which includes an additional two option years, CAE will provide on-site maintenance services as well as logistics support and visual database development services.... Read more

Horizon International Flight Academy orders Frasca Bell 407 simulator

Horizon International Flight Academy orders Frasca Bell 407 simulator

15-Apr-2015Source: Frasca

Horizon International Flight Academy LLC, UAE, has placed an order with Frasca International, Inc., Urbana, Illinois, for a Bell 407 FNPT II (“simulator”). The simulator will be configured as the Bell 407 Helicopter and will feature Dual G500, Dual G430 and Frasca’s TruVision™ visual system with 6 channel (200° x 68°) projected display system and... Read more

Bristow Helicopters Australia Selects ATMS from AQT Solutions

Bristow Helicopters Australia Selects ATMS from AQT Solutions

6-Apr-2015Source: AQT Solutions

AQT Solutions is pleased to announce that Bristow Helicopters Australia (BHA), part of the global Bristow Group (NYSE:BRS), has selected ATMS (Advanced Training Management System) to manage the currency and training requirements for the BHA aircrew group. ATMS will be used to build BHA’s training curriculums, track and manage qualifications and streamline training processes for... Read more

CAE appoints Global Leader-Training Strategy for Civil Aviation

CAE appoints Global Leader-Training Strategy for Civil Aviation

2-Apr-2015Source: CAE

CAE today announced the appointment of Torbjorn Wischer as Global Leader – Training Strategy for Civil Aviation, responsible for maintaining and developing CAE’s position as the recognized global training partner of choice for customers in Civil Aviation. By leveraging CAE’s decades of training expertise and industry credibility, he will further enhance the Company’s value proposition... Read more

Royal Australian Navy formally begins MH-60R Seahawk training

Royal Australian Navy formally begins MH-60R Seahawk training

2-Apr-2015Source: CAE

CAE today announced that the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has accepted into service the first of two MH-60R Seahawk Tactical Operational Flight Trainers (TOFT) along with an MH-60R Avionics Maiintenance/Weapons Load Trainer (AM/WLT). The MH-60R simulators are located at HMAS Albatross, which is near Nowra in New South Wales and home of the Royal Australian... Read more

Uncertain future for Yavapai College flight training programs

Uncertain future for Yavapai College flight training programs

1-Apr-2015Source: The Daily Courier

The Veterans Administration decision to stop new enrollments in Yavapai College’s helicopter and fixed-wing flight training programs has 40 students, set to start in May, waiting to see if they’ll be allowed to attend, the college president said. See Full Story... Read more

AW169 Flight Training Device Ready for Training

AW169 Flight Training Device Ready for Training

1-Apr-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today the availability of a new AW169 Flight Training Device (FTD) at its A. Marchetti Training Academy in Sesto Calende, Italy. The device has been certified by a jointEuropean Aviation Safety Agency (EASA ) and Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) team to FTD Level 2 as per CS-FSTD(H), the certification specification for Helicopter... Read more

Airbus delivers first UH-72A for Army Initial-Entry Trainer Mission

Airbus delivers first UH-72A for Army Initial-Entry Trainer Mission

27-Mar-2015Source: Airbus

Airbus Group yesterday delivered to the U.S. Army the first UH-72A Lakota helicopter to come off the Airbus Helicopters Inc. production line configured for the Lakota’s latest mission, as the service’s initial-entry training helicopter. The aircraft will join seven Lakotas previously in the Army inventory that have already been modified to the training configuration and... Read more

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant trains pilots of Mongolian airline MAK

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant trains pilots of Mongolian airline MAK

18-Mar-2015Source: UUAP

In 2014, the training center received certification from the Civil Aviation Authority of Mongolia, confirming that all requirements for continuing professional education had been met. In 2015, this approval was extended for another two years. Now, according to a long-term contract for the training of pilots and technical staff, specialists and flight crews of the... Read more

Airbus Helicopters Malaysia and Boustead sign JV agreement for regional helicopter simulation center

Airbus Helicopters Malaysia and Boustead sign JV agreement for regional helicopter simulation center

18-Mar-2015Source: Airbus Helicopters

Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Berhad (BHIC) signed an agreement today to acquire a 30 percent share in the Airbus Helicopters Simulation Center in Malaysia. This joint venture agreement was signed by BHIC Chairman YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Lodin Wok Kamaruddin and Philippe Monteux, Airbus Helicopters Senior Vice President for South East Asia & Pacific... Read more

AW, CAE and PWN Excellence may put AW169 & AW189 Full Flight Simulators in Malaysia

AW, CAE and PWN Excellence may put AW169 & AW189 Full Flight Simulators in Malaysia

18-Mar-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today the signature at Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace (LIMA) exhibition of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with PWN Excellence Sdn Bhd and CAE to evaluate the introduction of both AW169 and AW189 Full Flight Simulators (FFS) in Malaysia. Under the MoU the companies will evaluate the market for AW169 and AW189 helicopters... Read more

AW Training Academy Malaysia Set to Receive AW139 Maintenance Trainer Simulator

AW Training Academy Malaysia Set to Receive AW139 Maintenance Trainer Simulator

18-Mar-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today that its Training Academy in Malaysia will receive an AW139 Maintenance Trainer Simulator later this year. This will enable practical elements of AW139 airframe and avionics courses to be undertaken in Malaysia by customers in the region. The full aircraft maintenance trainer simulator enables students to undertake maintenance and fault finding tasks... Read more

Elstree Helicopters takes delivery of 11th British Cabri

Elstree Helicopters takes delivery of 11th British Cabri

18-Mar-2015Source: Cotswold Helicopter Centre

Yesterday marked a milestone for the Guimbal Cabri G2 as the 11th aircraft was delivered to the UK. Paul White, owner of Elstree Helicopters landed G-FPEH, G2 Serial Number 1093 at Elstree Aerodrome yesterday morning after an uneventful flight back from Hélicoptères Guimbal in Aix-en-Provence – in just a day and a half, given unexpectedly... Read more

AgustaWestland Opens Regional Supply Centre in Aberdeen

AgustaWestland Opens Regional Supply Centre in Aberdeen

17-Mar-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland celebrated the official opening of its new Regional Supply Centre in Aberdeen, Scotland on March 13th. The opening ceremony was held in the presence of local dignitaries and representatives from major operators and industry. Located close to Aberdeen Airport, the new facility has been operational 24/7 since January this year delivering spare parts to... Read more

Helicentre Aviation Confirms Cabri G2 Order at Heli-Expo

Helicentre Aviation Confirms Cabri G2 Order at Heli-Expo

11-Mar-2015Source: Helicentre Aviation

Helicentre Aviation’s Chairman Christopher Line met with Bruno Guimbal, President and CEO of Hélicoptères Guimbal at Heli Expo in Orlando, Florida last week where they shook hands as Helicentre Aviation’s sixth Cabri G2 order was confirmed. The new aircraft will add to the existing fleet of five operated by Helicentre Aviation as well as three... Read more

10-Mar-15 PT-YPB Robinson R22 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

10-Mar-15 PT-YPB Robinson R22 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

10-Mar-2015

Emergency landing in “Bosque da Barra” swamp on a training flight after bird strike to tail rotor. Minor damage only, from photos... Read more

ADAC HEMS Academy Gets H145T2 Procedural Trainer – then Full Flight Level D Simulator in Two Years

ADAC HEMS Academy Gets H145T2 Procedural Trainer – then Full Flight Level D Simulator in Two Years

9-Mar-2015Source: HeliHub.com

ADAC HEMS Academy is to receive an H145 T2 full flight level D simulator in the first quarter of  2017 to help train its helicopter crews and other international customer on the new Airbus H145 T2 varients. Thomas Gassman, director of business development and sales, said that the simulator will be delivered by Reiser Simulation... Read more

SAAM offers reduced insurance premiums for operators who choose Helisim

SAAM offers reduced insurance premiums for operators who choose Helisim

6-Mar-2015Source: Airbus

Helisim and SAAM Verspieren Group announced today at Heli-Expo their agreement offering significant insurance premium refunds for operators who perform recurrent flight training at the Helisim Training Academy and have an insurance contract handled by the SAAM Verspieren Group. Helisim – a subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters, Thales Training & Simulation and DCI (Defence Conseil International)... Read more

FlightSafety is first training provider to meet FAA Safety Management System requirements

FlightSafety is first training provider to meet FAA Safety Management System requirements

6-Mar-2015Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety International announces that it is the first FAR Part 142 training provider to be recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration for meeting its Safety Management System requirements. “We are pleased and proud of this significant accomplishment,” said Bruce Whitman, President and CEO. “Receiving this recognition from the FAA further demonstrates FlightSafety’s commitment to achieve... Read more

AS350 Lands at Helicopter Flight Training Center

AS350 Lands at Helicopter Flight Training Center

4-Mar-2015Source: Metro Aviation

The Helicopter Flight Training Center (HFTC) in Shreveport, Louisiana is growing at a steady pace.  Already home to a FlightSafety AS350 Level 7 Flight Training Device and an EC135 Level D Full Motion Simulator, the center will add a Frasca Bell 407/GX Flight Training Device this summer. Simulators are great tools for aviators, and allow... Read more

CommLab offers Unprecedented Training for Communication Specialists and Operational Control Specialists

CommLab offers Unprecedented Training for Communication Specialists and Operational Control Specialists

4-Mar-2015Source: Metro Aviation

The Helicopter Flight Training Center, a world-class facility for pilot and maintenance training, recently introduced the revolutionary new CommLab.  The CommLab is designed to provide the highest standard of training for communication specialists, complimenting the center’s current air medical pilot simulator training.  The CommLab is a joint effort of the Helicopter Flight Training Center and leading... Read more

Erickson Announces CEO Transition

Erickson Announces CEO Transition

4-Mar-2015Source: Erickson

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC) announced today that its President and CEO Udo Rieder informed the board of directors of his desire to retire from the Company (including his role as an Erickson board member) effective March 31st, 2015. The board of directors has appointed Jeff Roberts as new President and CEO of Erickson effective April 1st,... Read more

HNZ Group buys AS350 B2/B3e Level 7 Flight Training Device

HNZ Group buys AS350 B2/B3e Level 7 Flight Training Device

4-Mar-2015Source: HNZ

HNZ Group Inc. (TSX: HNZ.A, HNZ.B) (the “Corporation”), an international provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to purchase a state-of-the-art Airbus Helicopters AS350 B2/B3E Level 7 Flight Training Device (“FTD”) from Frasca International, Inc. (“Frasca”).  The FTD is to be housed at... Read more

AgustaWestland and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace Sign Basic Ordering Agreement for AW139 Support and Training

AgustaWestland and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace Sign Basic Ordering Agreement for AW139 Support and Training

4-Mar-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace announced today the signing of a three-year Basic Ordering Agreement for the purchase of spare parts, ground support equipment, tools, technical assistance, training and additional services, dedicated to the AW139s operated by commercial customers and government agencies in Japan. The agreement between AgustaWestland and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace, official distributor for... Read more

Helinet Aviation Named Authorized AW109 Training Center

Helinet Aviation Named Authorized AW109 Training Center

3-Mar-2015Source: Helinet

Helinet Aviation, a diversified flight services company, announced today it has been named an Authorized Training Center by AgustaWestland for the manufacturer’s AW109 E and S models. The certification recognizes Helinet’s 28 years of experience training pilots across a broad range of helicopters including the company’s recent expansion of its AW109 E and S fleet... Read more

Guidance Aviation confirms company’s first Guimbal Cabri G2

Guidance Aviation confirms company’s first Guimbal Cabri G2

3-Mar-2015Source: Guidance Aviation

 Guidance Aviation has confirmed the purchase of the company’s first Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter, Serial No. 1099.  The original purchase agreement was forged between Bruno Guimbal and John Stonecipher, CEO, Guidance Aviation at HELI-EXPO 2014 pending the FAA’s issuance of the U.S. Standard Category Airworthiness Certificate. The confirmation comes the same week the Cabri G2... Read more

AgustaWestland Launches New Online Training Section  On Leonardo Customer Portal

AgustaWestland Launches New Online Training Section On Leonardo Customer Portal

3-Mar-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today the launch of the new online training section of its Leonardo Customer Portal. Designated Leonardo for Training, the new dedicated section provides quick and simplified access to AgustaWestland’s training services. Benefits of Leonardo for Training to customers include an easy and effective search for and access to courses, simple and rapid personal... Read more

Sweden – Northern Helicopters drops Cabri in favour of R44

Sweden – Northern Helicopters drops Cabri in favour of R44

2-Mar-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Swedish operator Northern Helicopters has the two highest hour G2 Cabri helicopters in the world, and nearly 8,500 hours experience flying the type.  However, they have decided to sell the two examples that they have, and are in the process of acquiring three Robinson R44 Raven IIs to replace them.  Northern cite “increasing costs and... Read more

Frasca International Introduces New Simulator Technology

Frasca International Introduces New Simulator Technology

1-Mar-2015Source: Frasca

FRASCA International, Inc. Urbana, IL, has developed three new simulation technologies to enhance training capabilities of their flight simulators. These include SimTracker™, SimAssist™ and TruCue™. SimTracker™ is FRASCA’s new cloud based utility that helps manage your flight simulators and meet your regulatory quality management needs.  Features include:  live availability and usage reporting, simplified discrepancy & maintenance record... Read more

First Royal Thai Army pilots, engineers complete UH-72A training

First Royal Thai Army pilots, engineers complete UH-72A training

1-Mar-2015Source: Airbus

Six pilots and 10 maintenance technicians from the Royal Thai Army have successfully completed training to fly and maintain the UH-72A Lakota, the initial group of Thai pilots and aircraft maintenance technicians that will be trained to operate Lakotas for Thailand. The Thai pilots and technicians were honored Friday in a graduation ceremony at Airbus... Read more

Helicentre Aviation Academy’s Cabri G2 Fleet Increases to Five

Helicentre Aviation Academy’s Cabri G2 Fleet Increases to Five

27-Feb-2015Source: Helicentre Aviation

Midlands-based Helicentre Aviation Academy has taken delivery of another Guimbal Cabri G2 painted in the same silver-grey paint scheme and company livery as the existing Cabri G2 fleet which now stands at five, including two aircraft which are leased from UK Guimbal distributor Cotswold Helicopter Centre. The keys were ceremoniously handed over by Hélicoptères Guimbal’s... Read more

SLU Partners with Midwest Helicopter to Offer Flight Training

SLU Partners with Midwest Helicopter to Offer Flight Training

27-Feb-2015Source: SLU

The School for Professional Studies at Saint Louis University has launched a series of courses designed to prepare students to be certified by the FAA to fly helicopters. SLU is partnering with Midwest Helicopter to give students the option to train to become a helicopter pilot while earning their undergraduate degree from the University. SLU... Read more

Toll to build and operate Australia’s first AgustaWestland-authorised training centre

Toll to build and operate Australia’s first AgustaWestland-authorised training centre

26-Feb-2015Source: Toll

Australia’s largest provider of transport and logistics, Toll Group, has announced a deal with one of the world’s leading helicopter companies, Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland, to build and operate Australia’s first AgustaWestland-authorized training center. In December Toll announced it had secured a 10-year aeromedical contract with the NSW Health to service the southern half of NSW... Read more

CAE teams with Northstar Aviation on training solutions for Bell 407

CAE teams with Northstar Aviation on training solutions for Bell 407

24-Feb-2015Source: Ottawa Citizen

Canadian training giant CAE has joined forces with helicopter modifier Northstar Aviation to jointly develop training solutions for the Abu Dhabi-based company’s potent little NSA 407 multirole machine, my Defense News colleague Andrew Chuter writes. See Full Story... Read more

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