01 Apr 15. Russian Helicopters trained over 1,000 Russian and international specialists in 2014. In 2014, over 1,000 Russian and international flight and engineering crew underwent training at Russian Helicopters’ (part of State Corporation Rostec) training centres. Aircrews from the Emergencies Ministry, Interior Ministry and Federal Security Service (FSB), as well as Russian Helicopters’ international partners, received additional professional training. Crews from the Republic of Korea, Peru, Kazakhstan and Mongolia were among the international flight personnel involved.
Russian Helicopters’ facilities in Kazan, Ulan-Ude, Rostov-on-Don, Novosibirsk and in the Moscow Region delivered outstanding flight crew training, and were praised by both Russian and international pilots and engineers.
The aircraft training centre at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant trained over 200 pilots and engineers for Mi-8AMT and Mi-171 helicopters, which are series produced at the plant. The plant’s training centre is equipped with a Mi-8AMT / Mi-171 flight simulator, offers full-cycle training and specialises in the retraining and additional professional training for flight and engineering crews.
Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant is currently developing a simulator for the new Mi-171A2, which will make it possible to start training and re-train flight crews while the helicopter is brought into series production.
Kazan Helicopters takes a similarly comprehensive approach to training at its Aviation Training Centre, which trained 577 specialists in 2014. It provides a full flight crew training package including theory, simulator and flight training and is equipped with a modern Mi-8MTV integrated simulator. The centre specialises in training flight and engineering crew for Mi-8MTV, Mi-17-1V, Mi-17V-5, Mi-172, and Ansat helicopters, which are in series production at the plant.
In 2014, the Aviation Training Centre was certified by training staff and received a certificate from Czech company PBS Velká Bíteš for the specialist ‘Construction, use and technical service of the Safir 5 K/G Mi auxiliary power unit’ training programme.
About 300 people, including representatives of international customers that have bought Mi-26(T) helicopters as well as the military Mi-35M and Mi-28NE Night Hunter helicopters, underwent training at the Aviation Training Centre at Rostvertol (Rostov on Don).
Kamov’s Moscow Aviation Training Centre specialises in training flight and engineering crew for Ka-32, Ka-226 and Ka-52 Alligator helicopters. Theoretical training is carried out in special auditoriums equipped with the latest technology and the training incorporates modern teaching materials. The Aviation Training Centre at Novosibirsk Aircraft Repair Plant trains engineering crew in repairs to all types and modifications of Mi- helicopter. Automated training systems are widely used in training. The plant’s main production facility offers practical training exercises and internships for engineering staff. Russian Helicopters is working consistently to develop training centres across its enterprises under plans to create the best conditions for customers throughout the helicopter’s full life cycle.
30 Mar 15. Northrop Grumman Corporation has formally launched operations in New Zealand this week in a ceremony in Wellington.
Ian Irving, chief executive for Northrop Grumman Australia, who also has responsibility for New Zealand, welcomed the company’s further expansion into the Asia-Pacific region. “Northrop Grumman has made the decision to invest in this region for the long term,” Irving said. “Our desire is to bring to New Zealand the new capabilities that it will need for the future and to see these capabilities delivered by New Zealanders, both within Northrop Grumman and our local industrial partners.”
Northrop Grumman is partnering and developing local industry in New Zealand through strategic partnering with local regional companies including Electrotech