Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces that, should the Bell 407GXi be selected for the U.S. Navy Advanced Helicopter Trainer program, the company plans to conduct final assembly of the aircraft in Ozark, AL. Bell submitted its proposal to the Navy on April 2. The Navy is seeking to acquire 130 aircraft.
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!
Tdata, Inc. announces it has released its IA7 Advanced Airworthiness System for the web. IA7 has many new features and has evolved from Tdata’s extensive 30-years' experience creating software for aviation maintenance and airworthiness directives research and reporting.
LORD Corporation, a provider of management of vibration, noise and motion control, is now certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for tension torsion (TT) straps. The certification allows LORD to sell EASA-certified STC parts direct and through authorized distributors in Europe.
The first application of the Safran Hybrid-Electric Propulsion System (HEPS), the Bell Nexus, is officially unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The propulsion solution of this multi-rotor vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft is capable of producing more than 600 kWe power. During ground tests last June the system produced 100 kWe. Further tests will be carried out next year.
Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Aviation Inc. company, joins with dignitaries from the East Valley, Phoenix and Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport to celebrate the groundbreaking of a 50,000-square-foot expansion at its headquarters within Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, AZ.
Sherwin-Williams features the best-of-the-best, from business jets, general aviation and helicopters, with both classic and custom-painted designs, in its 2019 Aerospace Coatings Calendar. The calendar recognizes the outstanding work of aircraft painters across the country that rely on Sherwin-Williams Aerospace topcoats in their MRO and OEM facilities.
As any technician can attest, some fasteners are just a pain in the neck to reach. But that pain is easing, thanks to the new Offset Extension Wrench from Snap-on Industrial. The Offset Extension Wrench (Part #FRW10) provides 10” of reach, making it easier for technicians to loosen or tighten hard-to-grasp fasteners that are buried in assemblies.
Riding on its growing business, Airbus Helicopters will be adding a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) complex adjacent to its existing facility in the Kobe Airport Facility in Japan. Construction will commence in June 2019, with the new facility expected to be operational in November 2019. The company’s existing facility is capable of accommodating up to 25 medium-sized helicopters...
Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Services company, announces that rotorcraft industry veteran, Charles “Chuck” Hagen, has joined the company as the Rotorcraft Regional Engine manager for the southwest United States and Alaska region.
Bestfly, an Angola-based aviation services company, enters the rotary market with the addition of two Leonardo AW139 helicopters to its Luanda-based fleet in partnership with Héli-Union. The partnership is operating the machines for an undisclosed leading energy supplier with numerous on- and off-shore locations in Angola. The helicopters will be used predominantly for medevac purposes, in addition to performing crew changes from the company’s oil rigs, and will also be available for charter.