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Friday, November 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.

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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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RAMM Aerospace announces that its Bell 206/407 frameless seat cushions are now Transport Canada Civil Aviation-approved. The Helifab TCCA supplemental type certificate (STC) SH16-41 eliminates the 206/407 seat frame entirely for all forward-facing passenger seats and will be available for all seating positions in the near future. The kits were previously approved by the Federal Aviation...
Airbus Helicopters kicks off the flight test campaign of the public services variant of the H175 medium twin-engine helicopter. An initial flight test campaign was successfully concluded after 12 flights. This included a demonstration carried out with Hong Kong’s Government Flying Service (GFS), who became launch customer for this new variant in September 2015 with an order for seven units...
FEC Heliports Worldwide Ltd announces that its HEMS-Star® portable LED helipad lighting system has been purchased by the United Nations for the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). MINUSMA was established by the UN Security Council in April 2013 to support political processes in Mali and to carry out a number of security-related tasks. The mission focuses on duties...
The Mexican Navy takes delivery of the first of ten AS565 MBe Panther helicopters it purchased in 2014, becoming the first customer in the world to receive the new version of the multi-role, medium-class, military rotorcraft. The Navy will receive three other units before the end of the year and the remaining six by 2018. The helicopters will be operated by Naval Aviation in the Gulf of Mexico...
Enstrom Helicopter Corporation announces its latest delivery to Sharkey’s Helicopters. The F28F is the fourth ship to be sold to Sharkey’s in the past nine months. Sharkey's has also had a delivery of a 480B, a 280FX and an F28F for its customers. “We have seen the aviation market slowly starting to turn around. The Enstrom is a great helicopter because of the cost and, of course, the safety...
Spectrum Aeromed announces that the company’s articulating stretcher and medical interior has been installed in four Bell 407 helicopters for Arkansas-based Survival Flight, with two more installations planned. “The articulating stretcher provides improved safety for both our patients and our employees,” says Survival Flight CEO, Chris Millard. “The design is rugged, and the ability for the...
FlightSafety International announces that Willy Vargas has been promoted to director of Sales for Latin America and the Caribbean. He is responsible for FlightSafety’s training sales and business development activities in the region. “We congratulate Willy on his well-deserved promotion,” says Steve Gross, senior vice president, Commercial. “Willy is a highly effective and well-respected member...
Spectrum Aeromed announces the company’s equipment was installed on a new Bell 407GXP helicopter for Boise, ID-based Idaho Helicopters. The new aircraft is equipped with a single-patient pivot system and will fly helicopter air ambulance for St. Luke’s Hospital. “We selected the Spectrum Aeromed system for a lot of reasons,” says Idaho Helicopters director of Operations, Steve Sandmeyer. “The...
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Signature S.R.L. for a Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. The aircraft will be used for corporate transport in Paraguay. “We are pleased to sign for the Bell 505 and look forward to integrating the aircraft into our operations,” says Paul Hellmers, co-owner of Signature S.R.L. The Bell 505 has...
Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) announces it has completed its 1000th FAA-approved night vision cockpit modification. This modification was completed on a Bell 407GXP at Wysong Enterprises, Inc., (Wysong) in Blountville, TN, for MED TRANS Air Medical Transport ( Med-Trans Corp). “Achieving our 1000th FAA-certified cockpit modification is a major milestone for Aviation Specialties Unlimited...

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