Helicopter Maintenance News

03/25/2020 - 11:45
The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) releases a statement this week regarding medical transports of patients with suspected or diagnosed coronavirus.
03/25/2020 - 11:34
Appareo receives FAA approval for installation of Stratus™ transponders in Part 27 aircraft. The STC-AML includes Airbus Helicopters, Bell Helicopter, Leonardo and Robinson Helicopter. The H-variant models, named Stratus ES-H and Stratus ESG-H, are now available through the Authorized Appareo Dealer Network and retail for the same price as the Part 23 transponders.
03/25/2020 - 11:26
Metro announces the delivery of the final EC135 aircraft for the UT Health East Texas Air 1 air medical program, representing the final of three rebranded aircraft upgraded with SPIFR certifications. Headquartered in Tyler, TX, the program will soon boast six precision GPS procedures at various hospitals and bases.  
Bristow Americas Transports Potential Infectious Disease Patients, Including COVID-19
03/25/2020 - 11:21
Bristow Americas’ Search and Rescue (SAR) teams successfully transport acutely-ill offshore workers in the oil and gas industry with suspected cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), using specially configured and equipped search-and-rescue aircraft supporting operations in the Gulf of Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, and Guyana.
03/25/2020 - 11:04
Duncan Aviation implements an aircraft disinfection service that it is providing for operators who have scheduled into the company’s main MRO facilities in Battle Creek, MI; Lincoln, NE; and Provo, UT. All aircraft are disinfected upon arrival and before Duncan Aviation’s technicians begin work on them. They are disinfected again right before delivery back to the operator and departure from the Duncan Aviation location.
TRAXXALL Welcomes Industry Veteran to Sales Team
03/18/2020 - 11:15
TRAXXALL, business aviation’s trusted maintenance management partner, announces that Michael Fantaski has joined the TRAXXALL team as regional sales director. Based in Las Vegas, Fantaski's territory includes Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and Hawaii.
03/17/2020 - 12:34
Concorde Battery Corporation sadly announces the passing of Don Grunke. Grunke was a friend to all and a stranger to none. He worked as an application engineer for Concorde Battery. The following is from his Obituary:
Boost Human External Cargo Systems Receives Approval of HEC Systems for China Helicopter Market
03/13/2020 - 09:59
Boost Human External Cargo Systems (Boost Systems – www.boostsystems.ca), a provider of human external cargo (HEC) systems and services for the rescue, utility, public safety and defense sectors, receives supplemental type certification validation (STC# VST0947) for both its Airbus AS350-AS355 and Bell 407 HEC systems (including personnel carrying device system, or PCDS) from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
Summit Aviation Hires New Director of Manufacturing
03/05/2020 - 08:08
Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announces it has hired Josh Allen as its new director of manufacturing for the company’s Somerset, KY, location. 
Helicopter Association International Announces the Passing of Matthew Zuccaro
02/27/2020 - 07:39
Helicopter Association International (HAI) is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Matthew S. Zuccaro, the immediate past president and CEO of the association.
02/26/2020 - 14:56
HAI Statement on the passing of Matt Zuccaro: Helicopter Association International (HAI) is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Matthew S. Zuccaro, the immediate past president and CEO of the association. Plans for services are at the bottom of this announcement.
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.