Helicopter Maintenance News

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 08:34
Leonardo announces that Aerocardal Limitada has been appointed an Authorised Service Centre for its helicopters in Chile. The announcement was made during an official ceremony held at FIDAE 2018. Under the agreement, Aerocardal Limitada will provide comprehensive support and maintenance services from its base at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez international Airport, for Chilean owners and operators of AW109 light twin-engine and AW119 single-engine helicopters.

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Friday, October 13, 2017 - 12:17

At Helicopter Maintenance magazine, we remain optimistic about the future of the helicopter industry. So much so that we are ending the year with our first ever attendance at a European helicopter trade show!

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Precise Flight, Inc., is debuting its new Helaku Series PAR36 LED Light, the brightest PAR36 LED lighting available for rotorcraft, at the 2017 HAI Heli Expo in Dallas. The Helaku, derived from the Native American name for “full of sun,” is the brightest PAR36 LED light available for aviation. Fully IP68-certified and DO-160 compliant, the Helaku features a lightweight housing with an advanced...
NHV Group and Airbus Helicopters announce NHV’s H175 fleet has logged its first 10,000 flight hours. The significant milestone proves the super-medium-sized rotorcraft’s capabilities and reliability in highly demanding operations, especially the transportation of personnel and supplies to offshore oil and gas platforms. The 10,000 hours have been accumulated by NHV’s fleet of eight H175s. The...
Vector Aerospace, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is prepared to highlight its broad range of customer-focused support solutions at the HAI Heli-Expo 2017 helicopter trade show and exposition being held in Dallas, TX, March 7-9. A major highlight of Vector’s booth (#1612) will be its Airbus Helicopters AS350 fuselage display, showcasing...
Airbus Helicopters receives an order from the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) to retrofit 26 CH-53 heavy transport helicopters. This contract will cover obsolescence management for components that are no longer available on the market and will begin by replacing them with up-to-date parts. This retrofit will guarantee the helicopters...
Eagle Copters Ltd. is ready to deliver a second Eagle 407HP helicopter to Helicopter Express. The Atlanta‐based operator will use the helicopter to support firefighting missions throughout the United States. The formal delivery of the aircraft will made during the Helicopter Association International Heli‐Expo show in Dallas, March 6‐9. This will be the eighth Bell 407 helicopter converted to the...
Alpine Aerotech announces the continued and evolving support of the Bell 429. “We provide a complete solution that is specifically designed to satisfy the needs of each customer,” explains Dirk van Ulden, Aircraft Maintenance Engineering manager at Alpine Aerotech. “As our customers’ requirements evolve so do our maintenance capabilities. We have Bell 429 customers that rely on Alpine Aerotech...
Two AgustaWestland AW189 super-medium, twin-engine helicopters operated by Bel Air of Denmark exceed 6000 flight hours as of January, setting a new milestone while demonstrating exceptional availability and mission effectiveness performing long-range, offshore, transport missions in the North Sea. The result was possible through the cooperation of the operator and Leonardo’s customer support team...
Alpine Aerotech announces that it has officially secured Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) STCs for its Tailboom Baggage Protection Kit, specifically designed for Bell 205, 212 and 412 helicopters. Previously installed as a minor modification, Alpine Aerotech now offers its expanding customer base another...
Airbus Helicopters, Inc. and Precise Flight, Inc. announce approval of the amended supplemental type certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Pulselite® Bird Strike Prevention System. This approval comes as an amendment to STC SH3319NM, bringing the total number of Airbus rotorcraft models certified for the Pulselite® System to 67. This includes all EC135, H-135, EC145, H145, and AS350 models.
Aircraft Propeller Service, LLC (APS, www.aircraftpropeller.com , Lake Zurich, IL), a commercial propeller maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service, is now repairing helicopter servo actuators. The announcement comes after APS was selected as a licensee for the components’ OEM in a recent competition. APS vice president of Sales & Marketing, Dennis Santare, also announces that APS has...

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