Helicopter Maintenance Magazine Articles

H160's Third Prototype Gets Its Carbon Design Livery
12/13/2017 - 08:09
The third H160 prototype has received a fresh coat of paint and now features a striking “carbon” livery designed as a nod to the Airbus A350 XWB MSN2 flight-test aircraft. Both aircraft are produced using advanced composite materials supplied by Airbus’ long term partner, Hexcel.
Med-Trans Now Operating From New Headquarters in Denton, TX
12/05/2017 - 07:37
National air medical transport provider Med-Trans Corporation moves its headquarters operations into a new building at the Denton Enterprise Airport. The new 31,500-square-foot facility includes 24,000 square feet of office and classroom space in addition to 7,500 square feet of hangar accommodations.
Airbus Helicopters Celebrates 10-Year Presence in Albacete
11/29/2017 - 09:35
Airbus Helicopters celebrates the tenth anniversary of its Albacete factory, underlining the essential role that the Spanish plant will play as part of the company’s new industrial strategy. A ceremony was presided in Albacete by the Spanish Minister of Defense, Maria Dolores de Cospedal, who took the opportunity to sign the handover certificate for two H215s to the Spanish Air Force’s 802 Squadron/RCC Canarias as well as two HAD/E Tigers and an NH90 for the Spanish Army Airmobile Force (FAMET).
11/17/2017 - 07:17
Sherwin-Williams adds a leading aerospace coatings distribution partner to its Central and South American sales and service network with the signing of a distribution agreement with Aviation Chemical Solutions, Inc., (ACS). This distribution expansion supports Sherwin-Williams’ global growth in the general, business, commercial and military aviation sector and strengthens its overall service offerings for its expanding worldwide customer base.
11/16/2017 - 08:59
Helicopter Foundation International (HFI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, annually offers up to 19 scholarships to help support students studying to become part of tomorrow’s helicopter industry. If you meet the eligibility requirements listed below, HFI encourages you to apply at rotor.org/scholarships. HFI is here to help you achieve your dream! Eligibility Requirements: Commercial Helicopter Pilot Rating Scholarship:
11/15/2017 - 07:22
Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) receives notice from Transport Canada that it has received a supplemental type certificate (STC) on the Airbus AS350. ASU modified the AS350 for HNZ Topflight. The modification was ASU’s 208th on this airframe globally.
REBTECH Announces Kuerzi Avionics Partnership
11/15/2017 - 06:06
REBTECH, a company specializing in avionics night vision lighting, announces a partnership with Kuerzi Avionics of Lommis, Switzerland.  Kuerzi will perform night vision filter implementation and aircraft installations for REBTECH in Europe.
Milestone Aviation and Leonardo to Provide Three AW169s to Falcon Aviation
11/15/2017 - 05:29
Milestone Aviation Group (“Milestone”), a GE Capital Aviation Services company and a global leader in helicopter leasing, and Leonardo announce that Falcon Aviation of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) will expand its AgustaWestland AW169 helicopter fleet with the addition of three aircraft.
Sikorsky S-92® Helicopters Certified to Operate in Mexico
11/15/2017 - 04:22
Mexico’s Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC) approves the Offshore and Utility type certificate for the Sikorsky S-92® helicopter. The certificate enables the operation of S-92 helicopters in Mexico in all production configurations, including offshore oil and gas transportation, search and rescue, as well as regional airline passenger service and VIP transportation.
Canadian Customer Selects Bell 407GXP for Technology Capabilities
11/14/2017 - 11:37
Bell Helicopter announces the signed purchase agreement for a Bell 407GXP to a private customer in Nova Scotia, Canada.
V-22 Osprey Fleet Tops 400,000 Flight Hours
11/14/2017 - 11:32
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Boeing (NYSE: BA), announces the Bell Boeing V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft, including both CV-22 and MV-22 variants, has surpassed the 400,000-flight hour milestone.
11/04/2017 - 08:19
StandardAero Aviation Holdings, Inc. (“StandardAero”) and Airbus SE (“Airbus”) announce they have finalized the acquisition by StandardAero of Vector Aerospace Holding SAS (“Vector”) from Airbus.
Air Evac Lifeteam Signs Contract Renewal with Able Aerospace Services
11/03/2017 - 07:42
Able Aerospace Services, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, signs a long-term contract renewal with Air Evac Lifeteam, part of Air Medical Group Holdings, the largest air ambulance service in the U.S. The contract designates Able as the exclusive service provider for dynamic component repair and overhaul services for Air Evac Lifeteam’s fleet of 128 Bell Helicopter 206 aircraft.
10/26/2017 - 04:37
The helicopter industry takes advantage of higher speed, onboard Wi-Fi, video transmission and telemedicine capability in Europe and North America using Honeywell’s (NYSE: HON) Connected Aircraft solution, the Aspire™ 200 system.
DART Aerospace Now Accepting Preorders for Bell 505 Bearpaws
10/18/2017 - 10:44
DART Aerospace, a producer and manufacturer of helicopter equipment, is nearing certification of the Bell 505 Bearpaws and is now accepting pre-orders.
ACR Electronics Announces Acquisition of SKYTRAC by Drew Marine
10/18/2017 - 10:35
ACR Electronics, Inc., a provider of safety and survival technologies, confirms that Drew Marine UK Holdings Ltd. has signed an agreement to acquire SKYTRAC, a full-service, data-driven solutions provider for the global aviation industry. SKYTRAC will report into ACR Electronics, Inc.
Airbus Helicopters Inc. Proudly Supports the 2017 Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) Community Award Winners
10/18/2017 - 10:26
Presented annually at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC), the AAMS Community Awards recognize excellence and leadership in the emergency medical services (EMS) transport community. Airbus Helicopters Inc. continues to be a proud supporter of the awards.
10/18/2017 - 10:17
Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, exhibits for the second time at the Association of Air Medical Services’ Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC), taking place at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Downtown Fort Worth, TX, from Oct. 16–18, 2017, in Booth #635.
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.