Helicopter Maintenance News

09/25/2023 - 12:56
Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings launches Fill Bond Flex Aerospace Filler (FBF100) as a new, convenient method for filling seams, rivets and small spot repair areas on aircraft prior to painting. The high-quality, two-component polyester filler kit is designed to block and permanently conceal surface imperfections on composite exterior aircraft surfaces. The lightweight filler provides performance, versatility and productivity by offering strong adhesion, resistance of shrinkage, sandability, flexibility, and stain resistance, making it ideal for creating smooth surfaces for topcoat applications.
09/19/2023 - 12:51
Vita Inclinata completes an agreement that authorizes the company to be a global distributor of Lifesaving Systems (LSC) equipment. The partnership allows Vita Inclinata's Aerospace division to provide a broader range of life-saving equipment and gear to the search-and-rescue community.
NBAA, Others Urge Senate to Confirm Michael Whitaker as FAA Administrator
09/14/2023 - 13:12
NBAA, along with a coalition of industry groups, sends a letter to members of the U.S. Senate urging the swift confirmation of Michael Whitaker as FAA administrator.
Bell Begins HSVTOL Risk Reduction Testing at Holloman Air Force Base
09/13/2023 - 14:44
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces the delivery of a high-speed vertical takeoff and landing (HSVTOL) test article to Holloman Air Force Base for demonstration and technology evaluation. The team will leverage the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Holloman High Speed Test Track to test the folding rotor, integrated propulsion, and flight-control technologies at representative flight speeds.
NBAA Welcomes Nomination of Michael Whitaker as Next FAA Administrator
09/08/2023 - 08:57
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) welcomes the Biden administration’s nomination of Michael Whitaker to serve as the next permanent administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Cadorath and Rolls-Royce Complete AMROC Agreement to Support M250 and RR300 Turbine Engines
09/06/2023 - 11:34
Cadorath, a supplier of Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300 single part repair and overhaul, announces that the company has been named an authorized maintenance repair and overhaul center (AMROC) as part of the Rolls-Royce FIRST Network, and, in partnership with Rolls-Royce, has added complete assembly repair and overhaul support for the M250 and RR300 series of turbine engines and modules.
Helicopter Specialties Delivers Customized Airbus Helicopter to Nome, AK
08/17/2023 - 08:08
Helicopter Specialties, Inc. (HSI) delivers a new Airbus H125B3E helicopter completion to Bering Air of Nome, AK. The helicopter will be part of Bering Air’s fleet that provides passenger and cargo flights to 32 communities along the northwest coast of Alaska.
Enstrom Helicopter Corporation Launches Ambitious Recruitment Campaign
08/16/2023 - 08:45
Enstrom Helicopter Corporation, under the ownership of Chuck Surack, is rapidly developing new rotorcraft models and features, all while witnessing an unprecedented level of product demand. As a result, Enstrom is actively recruiting to grow its already impressive workforce, which currently boasts more than 125 employees.
EASA Grants Hartzell Engine Tech OK for Aircraft Alternator Upgrades
08/16/2023 - 08:17
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) grants Hartzell Engine Tech STC approval for Plane-Power ALT-FLX alternator upgrades in a wide range of piston-powered airplanes and helicopters. The upgrades were previously approved in the United States by the Federal Aviation Administration.
NBAA Weighs in on Milestone Efforts for Advanced Air Mobility Integration
08/16/2023 - 08:11
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) weighs in on two initiatives critical to the safe, timely and successful integration of advanced air mobility (AAM) into the U.S. National Airspace System (NAS). The association’s comments — informed by NBAA’s AAM Roundtable and Emerging Technology Committee — provide direction to government agencies on proposals with potential impact for pilots, manufacturers, infrastructure developers and other stakeholders.
MD Helicopters Signs Contrace with Middle East Customer for Six Cayuse Warrior Plus Helicopters and Six Armed MD 530F Upgrades
08/09/2023 - 10:20
MD Helicopters (MDH) announces a contract signing with a Middle East customer to provide six Cayuse Warrior Plus Attack/Scout aircraft with precision weapons capability and six MD 530F glass cockpit upgrades. The twelve aircraft will support counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations by providing area security, tactical reconnaissance, convoy escort, and drug interdiction throughout the country. The armed MD 530F aircraft will receive glass cockpit upgrades at MD Helicopters in Mesa, AZ. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2024 for all twelve aircraft.
Axnes PNG Wireless Intercom System Plays Vital Role in Rescue Operations During Recent Floodings in Northeast Italy
08/09/2023 - 10:09
Axnes AS, a global provider of wireless communication solutions, receives direct feedback from the Italian Air Force about the vital role the PNG Wireless Intercom System played in its helicopter search-and-rescue operations during the recent flooding of northeast Italy. After rescue operations ended, the Italian Air Force contacted Axnes to praise the effectiveness and emphasize the necessity of wireless communications during hoisting operations on their AW139 helicopters.
Mike Atwood Awarded Safety Award at APSCON 2023
07/26/2023 - 15:21
The Airborne Public Safety Association (APSA) recognizes Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) founder and CEO, Mike Atwood, at its annual APSCON convention in Orlando with the Public Safety Award sponsored by MD Helicopters. The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated a longstanding and continuing dedication to airborne law-enforcement safety.
Blackcomb Helicopters Chooses Foresight MX HUMS for Airbus EC135
07/25/2023 - 13:25
GPMS International announces that Blackcomb Helicopters, a helicopter utility service provider in Western Canada, has chosen to equip its Airbus EC135 T2 with the industry’s leading health and usage monitoring system (HUMS), Foresight MX.
HAI Salutes US House for Passage of FAA Reauthorization Bill, Many HAI Priorities Included
07/20/2023 - 12:29
Helicopter Association International (HAI) applauds the bipartisan passage of the Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act by the House of Representatives. The bill, which will reauthorize the FAA for five years, is a broad package that impacts all aspects of aviation, not just the agency’s function and policies.
Preparations Continue for Multi-Faceted European Rotors 2023
07/19/2023 - 12:43
The organizers of European Rotors are preparing for their biggest show yet, held in Madrid, Spain, Nov. 27–30, 2023, in Hall 9 of the IFEMA MADRID Convention Centre, approximately 10 minutes from the Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (LEMD). In addition to the European Helicopter Association EHA and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the Spanish Helicopter Association ATAIRE is co-hosting the event this year.
QAI Aviation Completes Life Flight Network Aircraft
07/19/2023 - 12:16
QAI Aviation (QAI) announces that the company has recently delivered a new Bell 407GXi EMS completion to Life Flight Network (LFN). LFN is a not-for-profit patient transport service that provides rotor-wing, fixed-wing, and ground ambulance transport throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana.
Coulson Aviation Continues to Support Aerial Firefighting Efforts Day and Night via Los Angeles County, Orange County and Ventura County Year-Round Contract Awards
07/15/2023 - 10:00
Coulson Aviation announces its selection as the only private helicopter operator for the fifth consecutive year to support Southern California’s Quick Reaction Force (QRF) to fight wildfires. Contracting with Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura County fire departments with its fleet of Very Large Helitankers, pilots, and support crews, this new contract extends Coulson’s support of the QRF to 24/7/365, a first-ever opportunity for the company and the counties and the only contract of its kind worldwide.
07/13/2023 - 08:48
MD Helicopters, LLC (MDH) announces that Mt Hutt Aviation (MHA) and 369 Ltd have teamed together to join MDH’s network of authorized service centers. Together these organizations will increase the level of service and support to MDH aircraft in New Zealand and the surrounding Australasia region. Currently their combined maintenance services include over 40% of the MDH aircraft operating in this region.
07/13/2023 - 08:28
Dallas Avionics announces that as part of its 50th year in business, it will support the 28th annual Teledyne FLIR Vision Awards held in Orlando, FL, at the Airborne Public Safety Association (APSA) annual APSCON conference. The Teledyne FLIR Vision Awards strive to recognize state and local law enforcement agencies for their contributions to public safety through the use of tactical, airborne thermal imagery.