Helicopter Maintenance Magazine Articles

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.
Elbit Systems to Showcase Next-Gen Solutions for the Commercial Helicopter Market at HELI-EXPO 2018
02/20/2018 - 09:29
Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT and TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems” or “the Company”) plans to showcase its Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) Heli-ClearVision suite at the upcoming Helicopter Association International HELI-EXPO 2018 exhibition, taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Feb. 27-March 1.
01/25/2018 - 08:51
Conklin & de Decker announces Life Cycle Cost Release 18.1 is now available. Life Cycle Cost (LCC) provides aircraft owners, operators, flight department managers and aircraft consultants with independently researched ownership and operating cost data for more than 460 jet, turboprop, helicopter and piston aircraft.
01/17/2018 - 08:24
Flightdocs, a provider of cloud-based aircraft maintenance tracking, compliance and inventory management services, announces that Lee Brewster has joined the company as director of Customer Solutions.
TRAXXALL Technologies Welcomes Industry Veteran to Sales Team
01/17/2018 - 08:12
TRAXXALL Technologies, providers of an innovative aircraft maintenance tracking and inventory management system, announces that Robert Brega has joined the TRAXXALL team as regional sales director, Northeast.
01/04/2018 - 14:58
Members of the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) will be providing their safety advice for Heli-Expo participants in Las Vegas at 13 different workshops in a wide variety of topics.
12/22/2017 - 07:20
DART’s 412 Emergency Flotation System has recently been certified through TCCA/FAA/EASA for the new, increased gross weight (IGW) upgrade to 12,200 lbs.
12/19/2017 - 06:46
Erickson Incorporated, an aerospace manufacturer and global aerial services company that has fought fires for nearly 50 years, returns to serve the citizens of Australia for its 20th year. The October start of the fire season parallels the beginning of summer “Down Under,” and Erickson has six S-64 Aircranes located in or en route to Victoria, South Australia; New South Wales; and Perth, Western Australia. The National Aerial Firefighting Centre (NAFC) extended a contract to supply Aircranes for 2017-2018, through Australian partner Kestrel Aviation.
 Bell V-280 Valor Achieves First Flight
12/19/2017 - 06:11
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces that its V-280 Valor has achieved first flight. The V-280 Valor is a next-generation tiltrotor that is designed to provide unmatched agility, speed, range and payload capabilities at an affordable cost. The milestone represents exceptional progress on the V-280 development program and brings Bell Helicopter one step closer to creating the next generation of vertical lift aircraft for the U.S. military.
12/19/2017 - 06:09
Universal Avionics announces its Top Dealers of 2017 to be Avmax for North and South America (Americas) and Heli-One Norway for International Dealer of the Year.
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.