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!
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.
Helicopter Foundation International (HFI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, annually offers up to 19 scholarships to help support students studying to become part of tomorrow’s helicopter industry. If you meet the eligibility requirements listed below, HFI encourages you to apply at rotor.org/scholarships . HFI is here to help you achieve your dream! Eligibility Requirements: Commercial...
Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) receives notice from Transport Canada that it has received a supplemental type certificate (STC) on the Airbus AS350. ASU modified the AS350 for HNZ Topflight. The modification was ASU’s 208th on this airframe globally.
REBTECH, a company specializing in avionics night vision lighting, announces a partnership with Kuerzi Avionics of Lommis, Switzerland. Kuerzi will perform night vision filter implementation and aircraft installations for REBTECH in Europe.
Milestone Aviation Group (“Milestone”), a GE Capital Aviation Services company and a global leader in helicopter leasing, and Leonardo announce that Falcon Aviation of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) will expand its AgustaWestland AW169 helicopter fleet with the addition of three aircraft.
Mexico’s Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC) approves the Offshore and Utility type certificate for the Sikorsky S-92® helicopter. The certificate enables the operation of S-92 helicopters in Mexico in all production configurations, including offshore oil and gas transportation, search and rescue, as well as regional airline passenger service and VIP transportation.
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Boeing (NYSE: BA), announces the Bell Boeing V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft, including both CV-22 and MV-22 variants, has surpassed the 400,000-flight hour milestone.
Able Aerospace Services, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, signs a long-term contract renewal with Air Evac Lifeteam, part of Air Medical Group Holdings, the largest air ambulance service in the U.S. The contract designates Able as the exclusive service provider for dynamic component repair and overhaul services for Air Evac Lifeteam’s fleet of 128 Bell Helicopter 206 aircraft.