The FAA approves Robinson’s R66 cargo-hook installation. The optional cargo hook carries external loads up to 1200 pounds and, for external load operations, the R66’s maximum gross weight increases from 2700 pounds to 2900 pounds.
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!
At HAI Heli-Expo, Safran Helicopter Engines is launching Expert link, a new video assistance service, and announcing the first customers: Heli Austria, Rotortech Services Inc., and Heligo. This new service allows the customer to connect with Safran Helicopter Engines experts through a secure, live video feed to facilitate technical diagnosis or guide them through a maintenance task.
Leonardo announces further combined orders for helicopters at Heli-Expo in Las Vegas for a total of 17 aircraft valued at almost 140 million euro for several customers in various countries and for a range of commercial and public service applications. Contracts include a mix of AW119Kx single engine, AW109 GrandNew and AW109 Trekker light twins, AW169 light-intermediate, AW139 intermediate and AW189 super medium types, confirming the strong competitiveness of the company’s modern product portfolio.
TRAXXALL Technologies, providers of a highly innovative aircraft maintenance tracking and inventory management system, announces a partnership with Airbus Helicopters, the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer.
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) issues the following statement in response to the Feb. 27 announcement from House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-9-PA) to set aside his proposal for removing air traffic control (ATC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The proposal was part of House legislation (H.R. 2997) to reauthorize funding and programs for the FAA.
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE:LMT) enters into an exclusive distribution agreement with HABCO Industries to supply ground support equipment products for the maintenance, servicing and manufacturing production of Sikorsky helicopter products. The announcement was made at the 2018 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo.
Conklin & de Decker opens registration for its Exploring Aircraft Operating Costs Seminar. The program will be presented on April 24-25, 2018, in Scottsdale, AZ. As a National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) accepted program, attendees can receive CAM credit for participating in this seminar.
Conklin & de Decker announces it will offer Heli-Expo 2018 attendees a special 10% discount on its most popular data products during the three-day convention from Feb. 27-March 1 in Las Vegas, NV. Show attendees are invited to stop by the Conklin & de Decker booth, #C4135, to receive the special show discount, to enter a drawing for a Quadcopter Photo Drone Package, and to see live demonstrations of its newly updated products.
Honeywell (NYSE: HON) sees an increased demand for its HTS900 turboshaft engine and is anticipating an additional six to eight new engines to be operating on Eagle Copters’ Eagle 407HP model by the end of the year. Eagle Copters has delivered 16 HTS900 engines to date and currently has 15 in service on three continents.
GlobalParts.aero is exhibiting for the first time at the 2018 Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, NV, on Feb. 27-March 1. Working to further develop its parts business within the rotor-wing market, GlobalParts.aero continues to grow as a Kansas-based company from its inception in 2003.