Helicopter Maintenance News

Anaheim Aviation Show to Utilize Biofuel to Reduce Carbon Footprint
02/20/2024 - 11:43
To reduce the carbon footprint of HAI HELI-EXPO 2024, Helicopter Association International (HAI) is providing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to all aircraft flying into the event. The annual conference and trade show — the largest in the world for the vertical-aviation industry — will take place Feb. 26–29 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, with exhibits open Feb. 27–29.
Blackcomb Helicopters Monitoring Fleet with Foresight MX HUMS
02/19/2024 - 12:34
GPMS International announces that Blackcomb Helicopters, a helicopter utility provider in Western Canada, has chosen to equip its four Airbus EC135s and four Bell 212HPs with the company's health and usage monitoring system, Foresight MX.
Precision to Monitor Airbus AS332s with Foresight MX HUMS
02/13/2024 - 10:59
Precision announces that it will begin monitoring its fleet of Airbus AS332 Super Puma helicopters with GPMS International’s health and monitoring system (HUMS), known as Foresight MX, in Q2 2024. Ordered in 2023, Precision will be the first AS332 operator to utilize advanced HUMS for firefighting support in the United States and beyond.
Bell Introduces Danny Maldonado as Chief Commercial Officer of Commercial Business Sales
02/12/2024 - 11:51
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, appoints Danny Maldonado as its chief commercial officer. Maldonado is responsible for all of Bell’s global commercial aircraft sales, aftermarket solutions and customer service, as well as the Bell Training Academy. He previously served as president and chief executive officer of Textron Financial Corporation for nine years before returning to Bell.
02/07/2024 - 11:44
HTIGLOBAL announces that it is hosting a comprehensive BELL 212 FM Series Type Course at AIRSPAN in Sechelt, BC, Canada. This intensive course offers dual certifications from both Transport Canada (TC) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The course is scheduled for February 26, 2024, to March 15, 2024.
02/07/2024 - 10:25
HTIGLOBAL announces it recently conducted field maintenance training for A&P Helicopters — this time focusing on the Bell 212 with T53 conversion. As long-standing operators of Bell helicopters, including both medium and light models, A&P Helicopters is committed to upholding the highest standards of maintenance and safety for its fleet.
Life-saving Technology to be Presented at Search-and-Rescue Summit
02/06/2024 - 13:12
CENTUM announces it will present at the Airborne Public Safety Association Rescue Summit in Anaheim at the end of February. The conference, running in conjunction with HAI HELI-EXPO 2024, will focus on the vital role VTOL aircraft play in rescue operations, and CENTUM will show how Lifeseeker helps search-and-rescue professionals find missing people quickly and efficiently.
Garmin Introduces New Series of Slimline COMM and NAV/COMM Radios
02/01/2024 - 15:21
Garmin (NYSE: GRMN) announces a new series of COMM and NAV/COMM radios that offer feature-rich solutions in a slim 1.3-inch bezel height form factor. The GTR™ 205 Comm radio and GNC® 215 NAV/COMM radio are affordable solutions for customers that feature an easy-to-read, full-color LCD display, intuitive user interface and worldwide frequency database.
Major Utility Operator PJ Helicopters Deepens Relationship with GPMS
01/29/2024 - 12:48
GPMS International announces that it has received a fleet order from PJ Helicopters for its Foresight MX, an all-in-one HUMS solution with predictive HUMS, engine monitoring, flight-data monitoring, and rotor track and balance capabilities. The order marks a major milestone in the integration of HUMS into the utility helicopter market. 
H.E.R.O.S. Inc Joins the Rolls-Royce FIRST Network
01/29/2024 - 12:34
H.E.R.O.S. Inc., a provider in Rolls-Royce Model 250 engines for 35 years, announces that it has been named an Authorized Maintenance Repair & Overhaul Center (AMROC) as part of the Rolls-Royce FIRST Network. The company is located in Chandler, AZ, and offers Rolls-Royce Model 250 operators from all sectors one-on-one, customized engine overhaul, repair and testing services.
Airbus Helicopters to Expand Unmanned Aerial System Portfolio with Acquisition of Aerovel
01/26/2024 - 09:52
Airbus Helicopters signs an agreement with Aerovel regarding the acquisition of Aerovel and its unmanned aerial system (UAS), Flexrotor, as part of a strategy to strengthen its portfolio of tactical unmanned solutions. Flexrotor is a small tactical unmanned aerial system designed for intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) missions at sea and over land.
Action Aircraft to Exhibit at 2024 HAI HELI-EXPO
01/25/2024 - 12:37
Action Aircraft, an owner-operated company offering more than 50 years of combined experience in RR-250 engine/module overhaul and repair, announces that it will be exhibiting this year at the 2024 HAI HELI-EXPO in Anaheim, CA, Feb. 27-29.
12/29/2023 - 09:36
DART Aerospace Ltd. offers custom-designed Heli-Utility-Baskets and Heli-Utility-Pods for airborne data collection. Available for: Agusta A119/AW119MKII, Bell 206A/B/L/L1/L3/L4 & 407, Bell 205/210/212/214/412, Eurocopter AS350/AS355, Eurocopter EC130. DART’s custom modifications allow for specialty requirements such as surveying, GPS, aerial photography, LIDAR, mapping equipment, radiation detection, fire fighting or for additional equipment transport.
Precision Aviation Group (PAG) Announces New Role and Appointment of Chief Human Resources Officer
12/13/2023 - 07:24
Precision Aviation Group (PAG), a provider of products and value-added services to the aerospace and defense industries worldwide, announces the appointment of Kyle McGillivray to the newly created role of chief human resources officer (CHRO).
Technisonic Announces Forestry Mode on TDFM-9000/9300 Series Radios
12/11/2023 - 19:15
Technisonic Industries continues its support of the aerial firefighting market with its introduction of Forestry Mode, available on both the TDFM-9000 and TDFM-9300s. Forestry Mode addresses the space and installation challenges in the cockpit and antennas associated with updated United States Forestry Service (USFS) communications requirements.
Airbus and Norwegian Air Ambulance Sign for H135 and H145 Helicopters for HEMS in Denmark
12/01/2023 - 05:50
Norwegian Air Ambulance orders three Airbus H135s and two five-bladed H145s following a tender the operator recently won in Denmark, where the aircraft will be used for life-saving missions. The HEMS operator will also take delivery of two new H145s in 2024 to expand its fleet in Norway.
Bell Announces Delivery of Third HEMS Bell 429 to Air Zermatt
12/01/2023 - 05:08
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces the delivery of a third Bell 429 to Swiss-based helicopter rescue company, Air Zermatt, and its 75-person medical personnel and flight crew. Air Zermatt provides transport, tourist flights, and rescue operations in the Swiss Alps and surrounding communities.
Royal Jordanian Air Force Takes Delivery of First Bell 505s
11/16/2023 - 10:27
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces the delivery of the first five of 10 Bell 505 helicopters to the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF). The purchase agreement, signed on July 6, 2022, includes aircraft delivery complete with a flight training device and a comprehensive computer-based training package to support basic and advanced rotorcraft flight training at the King Hussein Air College in Mafraq, Jordan.
Honeywell Providing Advanced Flight Controls for AIBOT’s Electric Aircraft
11/16/2023 - 09:25
Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON) is selected by AIBOT to provide its Compact Fly-By-Wire (cFBW) system to support AIBOT’s fully electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. This Honeywell technology will empower the next generation of aircraft avionics and create a sustainable transportation ecosystem for the future.
Bell Delivers First Bell 429 for Offshore Operations in Cameroon
11/16/2023 - 08:57
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces a signed purchase agreement with Caverton Helicopters Limited for a Bell 429, which will be utilized for offshore operations in Cameroon. This is the first Bell 429 to operate in the oil and gas market in West Africa.