With accumulated flight time approaching 10,000 hours, some 350 pilots have been trained to fly Embraer’s new Phenom 100 very light jet, more than 100 of which have been delivered, including around 30 to Europe. The Brazilian airframer’s backlog includes 600-plus Phenom 100s and the larger Phenom 300 light jets.
Aero Dynamix (ADI) has been granted EASA Part 145 approval following the completion of the first EASA STC approval for a night-vision lighting system on an MD902 helicopter.
CAE and Bell Helicopter announced here yesterday that Bell is providing aircraft systems and performance data and technical support for the Bell 412 training programs that CAE will begin offering this summer in Mexico and Bangalore, India.
The new Q-Sight head-up display (HUD) from BAE Systems (Booth No. 1107) now has a launch customer in the military sector and the manufacturer
The UK’s Helicopter Museum in Weston-Super-Mare in Somerset is using the latest technology to provide a 360-degree virtual tour of the popular tourist attraction even before visitors leave their homes.
Portishead-based company 360VirtualTours.co.uk picked out the museum as its first chosen charity and has created a number of interactive tours free of charge, including hangar tours and even an internal cockpit view.
Frasca International announced that Bristow Academy of Aberdeen, Scotland, has received dual qualification for its Frasca Sikorsky S-92 full-flight simulator (FFS). The S-92 FFS is the first device approved under JAA with both level B FFS and level 3 FTD approval. A second FFS for the Eurocopter EC225, scheduled for delivery to Bristow in mid-2010, will also be dual certified.
German aerospace research center DLR is testing sidesticks that provide force feedback and, on a more innovative note, touch cues to reduce crew workload. The pilot can feel stops or vibrations if the aircraft approaches a pre-defined limit.
Unitron LP, which has been designing, manufacturing, marketing solid-state frequency converters (all-electric ground power units–GPUs) since 1960 when it was first started as a prime contractor for the Defense Department, has entered into a worldwide distribution agreement with Aviall Services for the sale of its all-electric environmentally “green” 28-VDC and 400-Hz mobile and towable GPUs and its onboard solid-state frequency converters (SSF
FlightSafety International (Booth No. 2678), with customers in 154 countries, is here at the NBAA Convention with news of a host of new products, services and awards. The company has rolled out a new online recurrent international procedures training system, as well as new availability for King Air 200 and Bell 200/400 series helicopter training.
Now in operation for more than three years, AgustaWestland’s Alessandro Marchetti helicopter training academy in Italy is continuing to expand the scope of the training provided there.