Helicopter Maintenance Magazine Articles

Airbus Helicopters Delivers 400th UH-72A Lakota to U.S. Army
10/09/2017 - 14:08
Airbus Helicopters delivers the U.S. Army’s 400th UH-72A Lakota helicopter, fulfilling its contract requirements to date by delivering every aircraft on time, on budget and meeting the Army’s rigorous quality standards.
AEM Invests in High-Pressure, High-Flow Hydraulic Test Stand
10/09/2017 - 13:46
AEM Limited, a unit of AMETEK Aerospace & Defense, installs a new semi-automated Testek hydraulic test stand at its Ramsgate, Kent, facility in the United Kingdom. The hydraulic test station provides AEM the capability to test a wide-ranging variety of hydraulic units, including pumps, motors, transfer units, valves, controls, actuators, servo valves, servo actuators and flight controls. It has four independently controlled manifolds and can meet unit requirements up to 5,000 psig and 42 gpm. The pump motor test station is capable of up to 4,000 psig and 50 gpm.
10/06/2017 - 15:46
Corporate Service Supply & Manufacturing, an FAA/EASA-approved Part 145 accessory repair facility, announces it has recently become an Authorized DJI Enterprise Dealer for its family of unmanned aerial vehicles and equipment.
09/27/2017 - 11:23
Helitech International, the largest civil rotorcraft show in Europe, will be bustling with the latest, cutting-edge technology at the ExCeL London this year.
Bucher to Unveil New H135 AC67 at Helitech 2017
08/30/2017 - 15:20
Bucher Leichtbau prepares to present its innovative and modular helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) at this year’s Helitech International held in London from October 3-5.
08/30/2017 - 04:29
Go Engine Management Company (Gemco) announces the expansion of its popular line of piston-engine cost-stabilization products with the addition of a unique, new Helicopter Savings Overhaul Program. Designed to assist owners and operators in meeting the FAA mandatory 2200-hour airframe and engine overhaul requirement which can exceed $250,000, the program provides many benefits including:
Matt Zuccaro
08/25/2017 - 14:48
With expectations of flooded roads, damaged roads and bridges, and downed trees, military and first responders are putting helicopters on standby to assist with search-and-rescue (SAR) operations that might follow Hurricane Harvey into Texas. At the same time, the civilian helicopter community is also preparing to assist with the aftermath of the hurricane, much as it assisted following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Airbus Helicopters and IAR Deepen Strategic Partnership on H215M with 15-year Agreement
08/24/2017 - 11:32
Airbus Helicopters and IAR, Romania’s leading aerospace company, decide to extend their exclusive cooperation on the H215M multirole helicopter. Under this general agreement IAR will become the prime contractor for the H215M for any future order by the Romanian Ministry of Defense to replace their ageing fleet. Initially signed for five (5) years, the agreement has been extended to 15 years, further underlining the commitment of Airbus Helicopters and IAR to jointly contribute to the modernization of the Romanian Armed Forces fleet of multirole helicopters in the long term.
08/24/2017 - 11:04
Helitech International, Europe’s leading event for the rotorcraft community, announces the industry’s foremost operators—including Airbus Helicopters, Babcock International Group and Leonardo—will present informative and engaging Technical Sessions as part of its 2017 conference program. Visitors are invited to attend a dynamic agenda of seminars to learn from industry experts and discover the latest technological innovations for safe, efficient operations.
Lithium-ion Engine-start Battery Now Available for Robinson R66
08/24/2017 - 10:11
True Blue Power announces the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted type certification (TC) for the company’s TB17 (17-amp hour) lithium-ion, engine-start battery on Robinson R66 helicopters. In addition to this recent certification, the TB17 is now STC-approved on Robinson R44 helicopters and type-certified as standard equipment on Bell Helicopter’s new 505 Jet Ranger XTM.
08/24/2017 - 09:49
Varley USA, an engineering and manufacturing company that specializes in aerospace and defense programs, announces the initial delivery of the new H-60 Bridge Tool Kits to the U.S. Army, Army National Guard and U.S. Coast Guard.
07/26/2017 - 12:38
San Bernandino County Sheriff’s Department in California has strengthened its public safety capabilities with the acquisition of two, new Airbus Helicopter H125 AStars, the best-selling law enforcement helicopter in the country. Airbus Helicopters, Inc., is exhibiting one of San Bernandino’s H125s at the 2017 Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) Annual Conference and Expo this week in Reno, NV. The new aircraft are part of a long-term plan to update San Bernandino’s fleet of six AS350 B3 helicopters, an earlier model of the AStar.
07/26/2017 - 12:27
Leonardo announces that the AW119Kx helicopter has been selected by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection Police for operations in support of water supply protection. Delivery of the aircraft is expected in 2018. As the largest single-source water supply in the United States, the New York City water supply system is protected by ground and air to prevent terrorism, pollution and crime.
07/14/2017 - 09:19
Allan Noble joins StandardAero. Noble will serve as the company’s M250 and RR300 helicopter engine MRO sales manager for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Noble is an industry veteran with over 30 years of helicopter industry MRO experience, the last 21 years at H+S Aviation Limited. Noble brings vast knowledge of the M250 product line supported by years of military engineering experience.
07/08/2017 - 07:24
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces the Bell 525 Relentless program has resumed flight test activity after receiving experimental certificate renewal from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
07/07/2017 - 12:04
Shadin Avionics announces the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved the Shadin Avionics supplemental type certificates (STC) for the Robinson R66 fuel flow management system. The certification covers the installation of a RemoteFlo Fuel Flow System on the Robinson R66 helicopter and Rolls-Royce RR300 engine.
07/06/2017 - 06:48
StandardAero Aviation Holdings, Inc. (“StandardAero”) and Airbus SE (“Airbus”) announce they have entered into exclusive negotiations with respect to an acquisition by StandardAero of Vector Aerospace Holding SAS (“Vector”) from Airbus.
06/30/2017 - 12:32
RAMM Aerospace announces the receipt of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for its R44 Replacement Seat Kit. With this FAA STC on hand, RAMM Aerospace now offers the most beneficial R44 Replacement Interior Kit on the market. The RAMM Aerospace R44 Replacement Interior Kit includes precut Carpet or Utility Flooring Kit, Leather Controls Boot Kit, a Wipe-Clean Bulkhead/Headliner Kit and the Replacement Seat Kit with Detachable Cushions.
06/30/2017 - 12:17
Ontic, a BBA Aviation company and provider of ‘Extended Life Solutions’ for OEM legacy products, announces that the company has significantly increased its manufacturing capabilities and MRO services for the rotorcraft market.
06/29/2017 - 17:57
Following the Senate markup of the FAA reauthorization bill, Helicopter Association International (HAI) applauds the Senate Commerce Committee on pursuing a commonsense approach to FAA funding. “We commend Chairman John Thune (R-SD) and Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-FL) for reaching out to members of the general aviation community during the drafting process so that the committee could better understand the implications of proposed policies to our industry,” says Matthew Zuccaro, president and CEO of HAI.