Category: US & Canada

FRASCA 407 FTD Receives Level 7 Qualification

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Helicopter Flight Training Center, Shreveport, LA has recently received FAA Level 7 approval for their FRASCA built Bell 407 Flight Training Device (FTD). The FTD includes an advanced visual system capable of providing VFR, IFR and highly realistic NVG training using actual night vision goggles. The cockpit design was developed with input from the […]

Drone Registry Recommendations Under Attack

Reading Time: 2 minutes According to the Washington Post 700 close calls with drones have been reported by pilots this year, a figure which is double that of 2014, while in 2013 the reports were virtually non-existent. For some time the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been preparing recommendations for the registration of drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) […]

FlyRight Expands King Air Training Program

Reading Time: 1 minute Charlotte, North Carolina-based FlyRight, a training provider for the Beechcraft King Air, has announced that it will expand its facilities and add seven full-motion simulators next year, an expansion that will allow the company to also include more airplane types to its training program. In addition to the new simulators, FlyRight will add additional training […]

Task Force Recommended to Register UAV Owners with FAA

Reading Time: 2 minutes Small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) owners should be required to register their name and physical address with FAA, a task force has recommended. The Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Registration Task Force created in October by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) submitted its recommendations to DOT and FAA Nov. 21. DOT and FAA will review […]

FlightSafety’s new Bell Helicopter interchangeable simulator

Reading Time: 2 minutes FlightSafety has announced the start of training using its new interchangeable Bell Helicopter 212/412EP simulator. The simulator was recently qualified to Level D by the United States Federal Aviation Administration. It is located at FlightSafety’s Learning Center in Dallas, Texas. “We are pleased to further enhance and expand our Bell Helicopter training programs in Dallas,” […]

First KC-46 Pegasus Headed For Fuel Dock Testing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing officials are shifting their attention to a second round of fuel dock testing with the first KC-46 aerial refueler following successful initial airworthiness certification for the aircraft outfitted with its wing-mounted pods and centerline refueling boom. The team completed initial airworthiness testing for the first KC-46, also known as EMD-2, in the aircraft’s 20th […]

TRU Opens New Maintenance Training Facility

Reading Time: 2 minutes TRU Simulation + Training, a Textron Inc. company, today announced the opening of its new Aviation Maintenance Training Academy located on the Textron Aviation Mid-Continent campus in Wichita, Kansas. Courses currently offered include mechanical and avionics theory and practical for new production Beechcraft King Air 350i, 250, and C90GTx turboprops with the Pro Line Fusion® […]

American Airlines Flight Deplaned After Two Suspicious Passengers

Reading Time: 1 minute An American Airlines flight at Reagan National Airport was deplaned Sunday after members of the crew expressed concern about two passengers on board, according to Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA). Passengers on American Airlines flight 2124 to Boston were asked to leave the plane so MWAA police could sweep the aircraft with a K9 team. […]

A Bird Damaged Left Engine of American B738 at Orlando

Reading Time: 1 minute On 14th of November, an American Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N969NN performing flight AA-1027 from Chicago O’Hare,IL to Orlando,FL (USA), was on final approach to Orlando’s runway 36L about 5nm before touch down when a bird impacted the left hand engine (CFM56), all engine parameters remained normal. The crew continued for a safe landing on […]

Airbus Group Receives Order For 12 New Helicopters For U.S. Army

Reading Time: 2 minutes The U.S. Army has exercised $65.8 million in contract options for 12 additional UH-72A Lakota helicopters and associated mission equipment packages from prime contractor Airbus Defense and Space, Inc. The UH-72A is manufactured on the same Airbus Helicopters Inc. production line in Columbus, Miss., that has delivered almost 350 Lakotas to the Army, Navy and […]