Helicopter Maintenance News

Safely Isolate Flammable Contents with the Keyless Entry Flammable Liquids Storage Cabinet from Snap-on Industrial
05/14/2022 - 10:35
Keeping flammable liquids safe and secure is an important function of any industrial shop. To make that happen, the Keyless Entry Flammable Liquids Storage Cabinet from Snap-on Industrial safely isolates flammable materials from the immediate area.
U.S. Army National Guard to Operate First UH-72B in Arizona
04/07/2022 - 09:29
After taking delivery of the first UH-72B Lakota helicopter in September last year, the U.S. Army National Guard is finalizing its training and will begin fielding the new helicopter with numerous state Guard units, beginning with Arizona. Subsequent states to operate the new five-bladed UH-72B include Colorado and New Mexico later this year, followed by additional National Guard units as new UH-72B helicopters are delivered.
Jupiter Avionics Unveils Eclipse™ Digital Audio at Aircraft Electronics Association Annual Convention
04/01/2022 - 12:25
Jupiter Avionics Corporation unveils its new Eclipse™ Digital Audio System at the Aircraft Electronics Association annual convention in New Orleans. The Eclipse™ follows a logical evolution of design, allowing straightforward control of multiple audio signals of up to seven users, using a choice of controller styles.
04/01/2022 - 12:07
MD Helicopters, Inc. (“MD” or “the Company”) announces that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with a creditor consortium led by Bardin Hill and MBIA Insurance Corporation (the “Creditor Consortium”). The Creditor Consortium will acquire nearly all of the Company’s assets and provide new capital to strengthen MD’s financial position and support the Company’s continued ability to manufacture and service its high-performance helicopters. The Company expects to continue its regular course of operations throughout the sale process and remains focused on serving its civil and military customers and working with suppliers as normal.
Bell Announces Delivery of Bell 505 to Omaha Police Department
03/30/2022 - 12:36
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces the delivery of the Bell 505 to Omaha Police Department (OPD). Bell completed the delivery to OPD in February, and the aircraft is now in operation by the Air Support Unit.
03/29/2022 - 09:26
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration names Billy Nolen to serve as acting FAA Administrator after FAA Administrator Steve Dickson departs at the end of March. Deputy Administrator Bradley Mims will also take on an expanded role during this interim period, focusing on the FAA’s workforce and the nation’s airports.
MD Helicopters Presents Excellence Award to Precision Aviation Group
03/24/2022 - 07:48
Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industries, is recognized by MD Helicopters with its “Excellence Award" during the manufacturer's authorized service center briefing event on March 8. The 2022 Excellence Award represents PAG’s commitment and approach to serving its global “mission-critical” customer base in addition to strong revenue growth YOY.
Helicopter Association International Announces Successful HAI HELI-EXPO 2022
03/23/2022 - 11:26
Helicopter Association International announces a successful HAI HELI-EXPO 2022, which welcomed 13,083 helicopter professionals from 72 countries. From the largest manufacturers to the small businesses that are the backbone of the industry, each company shared its products and services with eager buyers.
Keystone Turbine Service Recognized by Rolls-Royce with 2022 “BEST IN CLASS” Award at FIRST Network Event
03/23/2022 - 11:13
Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industries, announces that Keystone Turbine Services (KTS) was recognized by Rolls-Royce during its annual FIRST (Fully Integrated Rolls-Royce Support Team) Network event with the 2022 "BEST IN CLASS" award, representing the company that stands out above their peers.
03/23/2022 - 07:50
Helicopter Association International (HAI) reaffirms its opposition to the recommendations contained in the FAA Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) Final Report. The report, submitted to the FAA on March 10 and now posted on the FAA website, proposes several recommendations to the agency that, if implemented, will compromise flight safety for low-altitude National Airspace System (NAS) operators.
Columbia Helicopters Enters MOU with Brightwater UAG to Support the GE CT58 Engine and Sikorsky S-61
03/23/2022 - 07:44
Columbia Helicopters and Brightwater United Aero Group (UAG) enter into a memorandum of understanding to work cooperatively on a supply chain agreement supporting the GE CT58 engine and the Sikorsky S-61 platform in its entirety.
New Intrinsically Safe ControlTech™ Wireless Electronic Torque Wrenches from Snap-on Industrial
03/22/2022 - 11:44
Snap-on Industrial introduces the new Intrinsically Safe ControlTech™ Wireless Electronic Torque Wrenches. A wholly new design in torque tools, the Snap-on Intrinsically Safe ControlTech™ Torque Wrenches are engineered and tested for operation in Class 1 Division 2 hazardous environments where flammable gases, vapors or liquids may potentially be present.
03/22/2022 - 08:01
Helicopter Association International (HAI) is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Alaska Representative, Don Young, and joins his family and the people of Alaska in mourning his loss.
03/18/2022 - 12:57
Leonardo Helicopters MD announces that the Rescue and Salvage Bureau of Ministry of Transport, PRC (MOT CRS), has signed a contract for six AW189 super-medium twin-engine helicopters, which will be utilized across the coastlines of China for maritime SAR operations. The fleet deliveries will be completed by 2023.
03/18/2022 - 08:23
Helicopter Association International (HAI) and European Helicopter Association (EHA) announce the latest advancement in the partnership between the two VTOL organizations. In a gesture symbolizing their developing partnership, HAI has branded an office at its headquarters in Alexandria, VA, with the EHA logo. Effective Monday, March 14, 2022, the space in the Washington, D.C., suburbs will also provide EHA and its members with a location to work and hold meetings when in the area.
Australia's First Bell 429 Wheeled Landing Gear Helicopter Delivered to Alto Group
03/18/2022 - 08:06
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announces the sale and delivery of a Bell 429 in a wheeled landing gear (WLG) configuration to Australia’s Alto Group. This would be the first Bell 429 WLG helicopter in Australia and Alto Group’s third Bell helicopter.
03/15/2022 - 12:14
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces a signed purchase agreement for a Bell 505 to BESTFLY, an Angolan aviation company, with the intent to purchase a second 505 within six months. This is the first 505 sale in Angola and West Africa. The first aircraft is expected to be delivered October 2022, and the second aircraft expected delivery date is October 2023. The aircraft will be used for corporate transportation around the country.
03/15/2022 - 09:42
TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE: TDG), announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire DART Aerospace ("DART" or "the company"), a portfolio company of Greenbriar Equity Group, L.P. and First Aviation Services Inc., for approximately $360 million in cash.
03/09/2022 - 09:41
Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces a new partnership with the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) to provide safety management training to HAI members by enabling them to sign up for NATA’s Air Transport Safety Manager (ATSM) certification program.
Aviation Battery Systems Announces New 20-Amp Hour StartStick Portable GPU
03/09/2022 - 09:27
Aviation Battery Systems (ABS) announces a 20-Amp hour addition to its popular StartStick line of portable ground power units (GPU). This effort expands StartStick’s rugged, lightweight auxiliary power to an even wider group of fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft.