Category: US & Canada

Lockheed Martin Using UAVs to Fight Fires

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) demonstrated its ability to integrate unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations into the National Airspace System (NAS) using its prototype UAS Traffic Management (UTM) capabilities. During the demonstration on Nov. 18, the Stalker XE UAS provided data and a precise geolocation to the unmanned K-MAX cargo helicopter, which conducted water drops to […]

U.S. Air Force Pilots Train for F-35 Operations with New Virtual Technologies

Reading Time: 2 minutes As the U.S. Air Force prepares for initial F-35 Lightning II operations, pilots at Hill Air Force Base are rehearsing missions with new simulators delivered by Lockheed Martin. Pilots are now training with four Full Mission Simulators linked together to hone their tactical employment of the F-35 against ground and airborne threats. As a complement […]

Final Boeing C-17 Globemaster III Departs Long Beach Assembly Facility

Reading Time: 2 minutes The final Boeing C-17 Globemaster III military airlifter at the company’s plant in Long Beach, Calif. departed on Sunday, Nov. 29, marking the official end of aircraft production in Long Beach. The airlifter flew over a crowd and the facility before heading to the company’s San Antonio location, where it will remain until delivery to […]

Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland Training Contracts with STARS and New Jersey State Police Department

Reading Time: < 1 minute Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland announced today that the combined training contracts for AW139 helicopters training for five and three year respectively have been signed with EMS operator STARS of Canada and New Jersey State Police Department in US. It will deliver more than 2,600 simulator flight hours.   Signing a five year training contract, helicopter emergency medical services provider STARS, […]

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 […]