Flight training

October 13, 2010 - 9:42am

Urbana, Ill.-based simulator manufacturer Frasca International (Booth No. 1839) has received an order from Purdue University for an Embraer Phenom FAA level-6 flight training device (FTD). It will include the same Garmin Prodigy avionics found in the aircraft and will be used in the university’s professional pilot training program.

October 13, 2010 - 9:14am

FlightSafety International (FSI) comes to this year’s NBAA convention highlighting a string of accomplishments, including a new partnership with Embraer, a training agreement with Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), its expansion of helicopter training programs and news of an enhanced product that allows trainees to “fly” virtual airplane missions during classroom training.

October 13, 2010 - 8:07am

CAE’s expansion ­strategy is paying off. The Saint-Laurent, Quebec-based company (Booth No. 6903) has grown rapidly since it was founded in 1947 and now operates training facilities on six continents. It also offers enhanced services using technology tools to deliver training not only to aviation customers but also to the healthcare, mining/heavy equipment and energy industries.

September 30, 2010 - 5:22am

The requirement for pilots to be certified fit to fly by a medical doctor is a universal feature of aviation regulatory bodies. The International Civil Aviation Organization sets the standard, which individual states can modify. According to ICAO, “To become a professional pilot or an air traffic controller, an applicant must be in normal good health (including normal hearing, normal vision and normal color perception).”

September 29, 2010 - 11:32am

Just when we might have thought that flight simulators are about as “leading edge” as they can get, it turns out that the engineers have been busy developing new concepts.

September 3, 2010 - 5:16am

Faced with leaving for vacation without passing an FAA reauthorization bill that would tighten pilot training rules, lawmakers stripped those provisions from the main bill and added them to the 15th short-term extension of funding, taxes and programs for the agency.

August 27, 2010 - 9:49am

King Schools, distributor for Redbird Flight Simulation’s desktop TD and TD2 flight training devices, demonstrated a new Redbird feature, the Parrot context-aware ATC simulator. Parrot responds to student radio calls depending on the “position” of the simulator. For example, before takeoff from a busy airport, the student will have to call clearance delivery to obtain a clearance, then ground, then tower.

August 26, 2010 - 12:25pm

Faced with leaving for vacation without passing an FAA reauthorization bill that would tighten pilot training rules, lawmakers stripped those provisions from the main bill and added them to the 15th short-term extension of funding, taxes and programs for the agency.

August 17, 2010 - 11:50am

The FAA has granted provisional approval to Boeing Training & Flight Services for its 787 Dreamliner pilot training courses, according to the company. Boeing expects the training program to allow experienced 777 pilots to qualify to fly the 787 in as little as five days, given the high level of commonality between the models.

August 3, 2010 - 6:43am

Citing an increase in aircraft accidents involving loss of control (LOC), the FAA issued Information for Operators 10010, which calls for operators to incorporate upset recovery training. “Although the overall accident rate has decreased, the category of LOC continues to outpace other factors as the leading cause of fatal accidents in the last 20 years,” the FAA said.

 
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