News and issues regarding all manner of civil and military rotorcraft and their powerplants, including helicopters, tiltrotors and unmanned air vehicles.
The new simulator will be based at AgustaWestland’s new simulation building at the A. Marchetti Training Academy in Sesto Calende, Italy.
Under its Matrix technology program, Sikorsky is flying an S-76 that can “see” and select a landing spot.
Textron’s aviation division delivered 35 Cessna Citations and eight King Airs during the first quarter, while Bell shipped 34 helicopters.
The S-92 training program under the joint venture will support flight training for all of Lider’s S-92 pilots.
Two-axis autopilot and stability augmentation systems will be installed in its fleet of helicopters over the next three years.
AW609 test aircraft made more than 70 power-off conversions from airplane to helicopter mode.
The FAA said the original deadline did not give stakeholders and the agency “sufficient time to prepare” and was “contrary to the public interest.”
The upgraded version of the light twin received European certification last week.
Chinese company will use the helicopter for sightseeing tours, executive transport and agriculture support.