Collaboration between operators is key to improving safety, said HAC’s Fred Jones. Mike Reyno Photo
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HAC president spotlights critical issues

The Modular Egress Training Simulator (METS) at SSUSA’s headquarters in Groton, Connecticut, is a 6,500-pound device that can be configured to represent a range of different aircraft types, both fixed- and rotary-wing. SSUSA also has a separate simulator to represent aircraft with tandem seating, such as the AH-64 Apache. Eric Adams Photo
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Dunking Practice: Underwater egress training

Robinson’s new external cargo hook kit for the R66 can be ordered with optional bubble windows for either side of the aircraft. The large windows provide plenty of room for the pilot to look out and down, even with a helmet on. Skip Robinson Photo
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New tricks for the R66

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Long line training with Volo Mission

The Mi-24 Hind is unusually versatile for a gunship. As S3 instructor pilot John Totty noted, “Unlike an Apache, you can put eight troops in the back.” Skip Robinson Photo
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Getting in front of the Mi-24 Hind

Operators in the market for a pre-owned AW139 helicopter now have the option of a 500-hour/one-year engine warranty under P&WC’s new certified pre-owned engine program. Leonardo Photo

P&WC launches six new aftermarket services