Helicopter Maintenance News

FAA Administrator Steve Dickson to Attend HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim
01/20/2020 - 14:04
Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces that Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) administrator, Steve Dickson, is scheduled to attend HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, CA, on Jan. 28, 2020.
Helinet Aviation Services Announces New President and COO
01/16/2020 - 11:44
Helinet Aviation Services, a U.S. helicopter operator, announces the appointment of Sean M. Cross as president and COO. A retired U.S. Coast Guard captain and aviator with 25 years of distinguished service, Cross is responsible for leading the company’s day-to-day operations and growth into new markets.
Aviation Specialties Unlimited Announces FAA TSO for AERONOX NVG Mount and Battery Pack
01/15/2020 - 10:22
Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) announces the official Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) technical standard order (TSO) approval for the AERONOX NVG mount and battery pack.
U.S. Helicopter Safety Team Names Nick Mayhew of L3Harris as Co-Chair
01/15/2020 - 09:42
Nick Mayhew, general manager of the L3Harris Arlington Training Center in Texas, is named the new industry co-chairman of the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.ushst.org). 
01/07/2020 - 05:44
The board of directors of Helicopter Association International (HAI) names James A. Viola as the organization's next president and CEO, effective Jan. 16, 2020. Viola replaces Matthew S. Zuccaro, who announced his retirement last fall.
Airbus Teams Up with Aston Martin to Launch the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition Helicopter
01/06/2020 - 07:10
The ACH130 Aston Martin Edition, the first offering from the recently announced partnership between Aston Martin Lagonda and Airbus Corporate Helicopters, is revealed at Courchevel in the French Alps.
Enstrom Celebrates 60 Years
12/19/2019 - 11:06
Enstrom Helicopter Corporation announces it is celebrating its 60th anniversary on December 22, 2019. From humble beginnings in the woods of northern Michigan, Enstrom has grown to become a storied aerospace manufacturer, having produced more than 1300 aircraft operated in over 50 countries around the world.
EASA Certifies Safran Aneto-1K in Leonardo AW189K
12/17/2019 - 07:32
Safran Helicopter Engines receives EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) type certification for its Aneto-1K engine, as fitted to the Leonardo AW189K. Intended for super-medium and heavy helicopters, the Aneto family produces between 2,500 and 3,000 shp.
Bell Announces Delivery of First Bell 505 to Horizon International Flight Academy
12/17/2019 - 07:21
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces the delivery of the first of twelve Bell 505 helicopters to Horizon International Flight Academy per an agreement signed in November at the Dubai Air Show. The 505 was configured for flight training, fully equipped with an integrated glass cockpit that enables pilots in training to experience modern controls on a single-engine aircraft.
Aspen Avionics Receives EASA Approval for Evolution MAX Primary Flight and Multi-Function Displays
12/17/2019 - 07:04
Aspen Avionics announces the Evolution MAX series of displays is approved for sale in EASA-regulated countries. Customers purchasing the new Evolution MAX displays get more functions, safety features and improved reliability priced below the MSRP of Aspen’s legacy Evolution displays. 
HeliLadder Announces Production of Industry-Leading Maintenance Platform System
12/17/2019 - 06:43
HeliLadder of Blue Moon Designs LLC announces that its industry-leading HeliLadder MXPS (Maintenance Platform System) is now in production.
12/17/2019 - 06:25
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) and Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announce an agreement to add Bell to the CNO UASIPP team and begin testing some of the Bell innovations and systems on CNO-owned property in rural southeastern Oklahoma. 
12/04/2019 - 11:31
The arrow is pointing in the right direction —downward. Over the past two decades, the U.S. helicopter fatal accident rate has been cut in half, from 1.27 fatal accidents per 100,000 flights to 0.63. However, the industry has hit a plateau during 2018 and 2019. Fatal accidents in the U.S. are continuing at approximately the same level.
11/22/2019 - 09:09
Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), renews its WYVERN Wingman certification for the 22nd year in a row. WYVERN Ltd. is a globally recognized leader in aviation-safety risk management. The Wingman Standard is an audit set forth to rigorously vet air-charter operators and is a requirement for many consumers of the business aviation industry.
11/22/2019 - 08:47
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) announces it has submitted proposed changes to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 409: Standard on Aircraft Hangars, addressing the issue of foam fire-suppression systems in aircraft hangars. NATA’s comments were developed through a collaboration with its members and the aviation industry. The Association’s comments were also based on the University of Maryland’s research report, "Review of Foam Fire Suppression System Discharges in Aircraft Hangars," written by Dr. James Milke and undergraduate students from the Department of Fire Protection Engineering, of which Dr. Milke serves as Chair.
11/22/2019 - 08:37
In a celebratory ceremony attended by a number of helicopter operators, industry OEMs and local government officials, StandardAero announces the opening of its newest helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility, continuing its longstanding commitment to the strategic Richmond, BC, area and to providing comprehensive aftermarket services to the dense helicopter industry in the Pacific Northwest and global community alike.
11/20/2019 - 12:40
Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), and Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec) announce that the Pratt & Whitney PW207V engine has been selected to power its VRT500 light, single-engine, civil helicopter designed by VR-Technologies LLC (part of Russian Helicopters).  
DART Aerospace Receives EASA Certification for Bell 505 Standard and Float Skidtubes
11/20/2019 - 12:11
As part of its mission to supply the largest product offering to operators worldwide, DART Aerospace announces it has recently received EASA validation of its Bell 505 standard and float Skidtubes, alongside its existing TCCA, FAA and Mexican DGAC approvals. These skidtubes complement the Bell 505 Emergency Float System, which was launched close to two years ago.
11/13/2019 - 07:16
Concorde Battery Corporation, in support of aircraft maintenance technicians and in conjunction with aircraft parts manufacturers, airframe manufacturers, parts distributors, industry associations and the FAA, opens registration for 6 IA renewal events in 2020. Participants can take advantage of the technical expertise Concorde has gathered in one location and leave with an 8-hour certificate at no charge.
Summit Aviation Receives Acclaimed HIRE Vets Award
11/12/2019 - 07:26
Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, announces it has received the HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion Award from the U.S. Department of Labor for 2019 for its efforts to recruit, employ and retain the nation’s veterans.