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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration recognizes the National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies (NCATT) Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) certification as equivalent to formal training when determining eligibility for a repairman certificate. This action helps simplify the application process for repairman certification, strengthening efforts to recruit and retain avionics technicians in this innovative and fast-growing industry.

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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: A fixed...
Matt Zuccaro
Matt Zuccaro
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...
Airbus Helicopters and IAR Deepen Strategic Partnership on H215M with 15-year Agreement
Airbus Helicopters and IAR Deepen Strategic Partnership on H215M with 15-year Agreement
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,...
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...
Lithium-ion Engine-start Battery Now Available for Robinson R66
Lithium-ion Engine-start Battery Now Available for Robinson R66
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. True Blue...
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. The H-60 Bridge Tool Kit contains specially designed tools for the removal and installation of “5-Pack” (gearbox, two engine input and two accessory drive modules)...
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...
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...

Allan Noble Joins StandardAero

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. In...
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). “Today we have resumed a key element of the Bell 525 program,” says Mitch Snyder, president and CEO. “Bell Helicopter has worked with the National Transportation Safety Board...