Helicopter Maintenance News

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:29
Airbus Helicopters Inc. is exhibiting its role as the North American market leader for new law enforcement helicopters at the Airborne Public Safety Association Conference (APSCON) Expo, July 11-13, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY, Booth #809. An H125, owned by Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, will be on display by Airbus at the show.

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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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Sikorsky is working with Lockheed Martin on a proposed military version of the S-92 for transportation of the president of the United States. Six years after entering service, the S-92 medium-lift helicopter fleet has logged more than 250,000 flight hours with 117 flying, 75 of which are operated by eight offshore oil and gas flight service providers. Oil and gas operations account for about 90...
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the seventh largest law enforcement agency in the U.S. and the nation’s largest sheriff’s department, has selected a suite of Cobham cockpit avionics, including synthetic vision and helicopter TAWS, for its 14 Eurocopter AS350 B2 AStars. Installation is to be performed by Hangar One at McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, CA. The two-screen EFIS from...

LA Sheriff Picks Cobham for AStar Fleet

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the seventh largest law enforcement agency in the U.S. and the nation’s largest sheriff’s department, has selected a suite of Cobham cockpit avionics, including synthetic vision and helicopter TAWS, for its 14 Eurocopter AS350 B2 AStars. Installation is to be performed by Hangar One at McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, CA. The two-screen EFIS from...
BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) has unveiled its F1RST Support global technical operations center powered by Dallas Airmotive. The center uses integrated satellite tracking to deliver fast and efficient response to aircraft on ground situations. “We believe this is a game changer for the engine support industry,” says BBA Aviation ERO president Hugh McElroy. “F1RST Support has a...
Sandel Avionics has delivered its first HeliTAWS helicopter terrain safety system to MSP Aero of Minneapolis, for installation in a fleet of Agusta A109 helicopters operated by North Memorial Medical Center of Robbinsdale, MN. Incorporating Sandel’s TrueAlert nuisance-alert elimination technology, off-airport landing capability, high-resolution 3-D terrain display and Class A HTAWS functions,...

Soloy Avionics Division is Operational

With the installation of cabinetry and technician benches complete, the Avionics Services division of Olympia, WA-based Soloy Aviation is fully ramped up and operating. Headed by three of the Northwest region’s most experienced installation and repair technicians, Soloy can now offer virtually any configuration or avionics package piston and turbine pilots can dream up. Soloy’s Quality Assurance...

New Rules for Helicopter Operators

On Oct. 12, 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed broad new rules for helicopter operators, including air ambulances, which, if finalized, would require stricter flight rules and procedures, improved communications and training, and additional on-board safety equipment. “This is a significant proposal that will improve the safety of many...
Shadin Avionics announces the approval of an STC for the installation of a Shadin Fuel Management Kit into Bell 212 and 412 model helicopters. The Bell 212/412 STC is the latest addition to Shadin’s portfolio of fuel management system STCs that includes installations for other Bell, Eurocopter and McDonnell Douglas Helicopters. The new STC enables the installation of the Shadin fuel flow...
Associated Aviation Inc., a British Columbia, Canada-based aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company, announces the acquisition of Timber Wolf Aviation, a helicopter MRO organization based near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Timber Wolf Aviation that has provided services to the Canadian and United States helicopter markets since May 2004. “The acquisition and integration of the technical...
Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America, a subsidiary of Vector Aerospace Corporation, was recently granted a Transport Canada Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for an Integrated Cockpit Display System (ICDS, or “glass cockpit installation”) for the Bell 205 series helicopter. The STC applies to the following Bell Helicopter models: Bell 205A, 205 A-1, 205A-1 (H1SW) Bell 205B, 205B (...

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