Helicopter Maintenance Magazine Articles

4 Key Helicopter Technologies That Will Save Lives
03/12/2018 - 13:29
After analyzing dozens of helicopter accidents that resulted in fatalities for pilots and passengers, the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) has determined that the further development and wider usage of these four flight technologies will improve safety across the helicopter industry and save lives.
FlightSafety Announces New Leadership Elements for Flight Department Professionals Workshop
03/09/2018 - 09:12
FlightSafety International announces a new leadership workshop designed specifically for flight department personnel. Leadership Elements for Flight Department Professionals was developed in conjunction with ServiceElements.
Safran Helicopter Engines Introduces Expert Link, New Remote Assistance Service
03/02/2018 - 07:52
At HAI Heli-Expo, Safran Helicopter Engines is launching Expert link, a new video assistance service, and announcing the first customers: Heli Austria, Rotortech Services Inc., and Heligo. This new service allows the customer to connect with Safran Helicopter Engines experts through a secure, live video feed to facilitate technical diagnosis or guide them through a maintenance task.
Leonardo Celebrates Helicopter Orders at Heli-Expo 2018 of Nearly 140 Million Euro
03/02/2018 - 07:40
Leonardo announces further combined orders for helicopters at Heli-Expo in Las Vegas for a total of 17 aircraft valued at almost 140 million euro for several customers in various countries and for a range of commercial and public service applications. Contracts include a mix of AW119Kx single engine, AW109 GrandNew and AW109 Trekker light twins, AW169 light-intermediate, AW139 intermediate and AW189 super medium types, confirming the strong competitiveness of the company’s modern product portfolio.
03/01/2018 - 10:56
TRAXXALL Technologies, providers of a highly innovative aircraft maintenance tracking and inventory management system, announces a partnership with Airbus Helicopters, the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer.
02/28/2018 - 12:53
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) issues the following statement in response to the Feb. 27 announcement from House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-9-PA) to set aside his proposal for removing air traffic control (ATC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The proposal was part of House legislation (H.R. 2997) to reauthorize funding and programs for the FAA.
02/28/2018 - 09:55
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE:LMT) enters into an exclusive distribution agreement with HABCO Industries to supply ground support equipment products for the maintenance, servicing and manufacturing production of Sikorsky helicopter products. The announcement was made at the 2018 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo.
02/28/2018 - 09:50
Conklin & de Decker opens registration for its Exploring Aircraft Operating Costs Seminar. The program will be presented on April 24-25, 2018, in Scottsdale, AZ. As a National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) accepted program, attendees can receive CAM credit for participating in this seminar.
02/28/2018 - 09:42
Conklin & de Decker announces it will offer Heli-Expo 2018 attendees a special 10% discount on its most popular data products during the three-day convention from Feb. 27-March 1 in Las Vegas, NV. Show attendees are invited to stop by the Conklin & de Decker booth, #C4135, to receive the special show discount, to enter a drawing for a Quadcopter Photo Drone Package, and to see live demonstrations of its newly updated products.
02/28/2018 - 09:28
Honeywell (NYSE: HON) sees an increased demand for its HTS900 turboshaft engine and is anticipating an additional six to eight new engines to be operating on Eagle Copters’ Eagle 407HP model by the end of the year. Eagle Copters has delivered 16 HTS900 engines to date and currently has 15 in service on three continents.
02/28/2018 - 09:14
GlobalParts.aero is exhibiting for the first time at the 2018 Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, NV, on Feb. 27-March 1. Working to further develop its parts business within the rotor-wing market, GlobalParts.aero continues to grow as a Kansas-based company from its inception in 2003.
02/28/2018 - 09:06
Honeywell’s (NYSE: HON) newly certified Connected Helicopter solution, the Aspire® 200, brings high-speed Wi-Fi, video transmission, and voice and texting capabilities to helicopters around the world.
02/28/2018 - 08:54
At the 2018 HAI Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, NV, MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) displays two of its single-engine helicopter models, each featuring an advanced all-glass cockpit. The cornerstones of MDHI’s booth (#N5505) will be the Virginia Beach Police Department’s new MD 530F alongside one of six (6) MD 530G attack helicopters ordered by the Malaysian Ministry of Defence. The glass cockpit solutions featured in these aircraft will be FAA-certified and available to all MD 530 airframe operators. 
Fresno County Sheriff's Office Air Support Unit Welcomes New MD 530F
02/28/2018 - 08:39
MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) celebrates the delivery of a new, custom-configured MD 530F with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO). Officially accepted into operation in February, EAGLE 1 is now delivered to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office fleet, Sheriff Margaret Mims, and the Fresno County Board of Supervisors. With this delivery, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit becomes the first airborne law enforcement unit in the country to fly MD Helicopters’ advanced, FAA-certified all-glass cockpit.
LCI Expands CHC Partnership with Second H175
02/28/2018 - 08:27
Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, announces it is expanding its partnership with CHC through the placement of a second Airbus Helicopters H175 aircraft with the operator. The helicopter is due to enter service in December 2018 and will be supporting CHC’s operations in the UK.
02/28/2018 - 08:21
Appareo announces plans to expand the AML-STC for the company’s Stratus ADS-B “out” transponders to include Part 27 helicopters. The company will exhibit its ADS-B products at the annual HAI HELI-EXPO convention in Las Vegas, NV. 
02/28/2018 - 08:05
Straube's Aircraft Services announces the grand opening of its new completions center at Falcon Field Airport [KFFC] in Peachtree City, GA. The facility at Falcon Field will offer aircraft painting and will specialize in interior, maintenance, repair and avionics capabilities by local service providers in the near future.
02/28/2018 - 07:55
StandardAero is the recipient of two awards at the prestigious Rolls-Royce FIRST Network Recognition Reception, an annual event held as part of Rolls-Royce's attendance at the 2018 HAI Heli-Expo in Las Vegas. The awards program recognizes significant achievements of authorized maintenance service centers that provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for M250 helicopter engines operated by thousands of customers worldwide.
Dakota Air Parts Displays New Composite Tail Rotor Blade for Bell 206 at Heli-Expo
02/23/2018 - 09:54
Dakota Air Parts Intl., Inc., a specialist in the buying, selling and support of a variety of rotor-wing and fixed-wing aircraft, turbine engines and parts, announces it is displaying a new-to-market composite tail rotor blade for the Bell 206A and 206B helicopters during Heli-Expo 2018​, Feb. 27-March 1 in Las Vegas, NV. Dakota Air Parts is exhibiting at Booth #N3025.
Robinson Helicopter's Cargo Hook to Debut at Heli-Expo 2018
02/20/2018 - 09:46
Robinson Helicopter’s R66 cargo hook installation is making its debut at this year’s Heli-Expo, Feb. 27-March 1 in Las Vegas, NV. The optional cargo hook carries external loads up to 1200 pounds and, for external load operations, increases the R66’s maximum gross weight from 2700 pounds to 2900 pounds.