Helicopter Maintenance News

ECT Introduces AirCare Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer
06/30/2020 - 11:18
ECT, the only U.S.-based manufacturer of jet-engine compressor wash, announces the release of its AirCare Hand Sanitizer. ECT’s new product is being released in order to help people affected by the global COVID-19 crisis obtain their much-needed supplies. 
Safran to Support Dutch Cougar Helicopter Engines
06/29/2020 - 10:50
Safran Helicopter Engines signs a multi-year contract with the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to support its Makila-powered AS532U2 Cougar Mk.II helicopter fleet. Following a public tender, the contract formalizes a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) agreement to support over 40 Makila 1A2 engines until their end-of-life.
StandardAero Brings Its Engine Training School to Customers
06/22/2020 - 11:47
Ron Geall, a StandardAero Field Service Technician and Engine Instructor with over 20 years of experience with the M250/RR300 engines will be presenting this webinar series. In the next session on Thursday, July 2, 2020, he will discuss topics such as maintenance of the oil system, the different types of Rolls-Royce approved engine oils, guidelines on mixing oils, oil filtration, as well as troubleshooting methods to help locate possible causes of oil contamination, and more.
Mike Broderick
06/11/2020 - 13:54
Helicopter Maintenance Magazine, the ONLY industry magazine written and published for the helicopter maintenance professional and based in Fort Atkinson, WI, announces that it has partnered with Mike Broderick, Rotordoc LLC to lead its sales and marketing efforts.
HAI Statement on NTSB Hearing on 2019 Air Ambulance Crash in Ohio
05/21/2020 - 13:33
Helicopter Association International (HAI) responds to the May 19, 2020, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) board hearing on the cause of a Jan. 2019 crash of a helicopter air-ambulance (HAA) flight in Ohio. HAI appreciates the extraordinary efforts made by the investigative team in determining the myriad factors that led to the accident, which took the lives of three people who were on a mission to save lives. HAI offers its deepest condolences to the families, friends and co-workers of those lost in the accident.
REACH Air Medical Services and Washington County EMS Announce Partnership
05/12/2020 - 09:03
REACH Air Medical Services and Washington County EMS announces their new public-safety partnership. The public-private agreement between the organizations brings a public-safety helicopter that will support emergency air-medical transports, hoist rescue services, aerial firefighting, and other search and rescue operations throughout Washington County, the Brazos Valley and surrounding communities.
Boost Human External Cargo Systems Introduces MD500 Series Human External Cargo System
04/28/2020 - 11:31
Boost Human External Cargo Systems (Boost Systems – www.boostsystems.ca), a leader in the provision of the most advanced, certified and compliant human external cargo (HEC) systems and services for the rescue, utility, public safety and defense sectors, introduces its latest offering: an HEC system for the MD500 series helicopter. The system is fully compliant to the latest FAR 27.865 and FAA AC133-1B HEC standards.
Canada’s VIH Aviation Group Becomes Sikorsky’s First S-92A+™ Kit Launch Customer
04/27/2020 - 10:11
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), announces it has signed an agreement with VIH Aviation Group for four S-92A+™ upgrade kits. VIH Aviation Group Ltd. and its operating company, Cougar Helicopters Inc., have been a leading S-92® helicopter customer in Canada since 2004, and now, the first S-92A+ kit customer.
Air Covers Wins Queen’s Award
04/22/2020 - 10:23
Air Covers Ltd, a specialist in the design of bespoke protective covers for the aerospace and marine sector, announces it has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade 2020. These awards are the most prestigious award a UK company can receive. Her Majesty The Queen approves the winners, which recognises companies of all sizes.
04/22/2020 - 09:52
William H. “Bill” Wells, Jr., president and owner of Cascade Helicopters in Cashmere, WA, died on Apr. 15, 2020, at the age of 86.
ASU Shows Customer Appreciation with Free Domestic Shipping to Celebrate 25th Anniversary
04/10/2020 - 11:55
Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) announces the company is offering free ground shipping on all equipment sales in the United States to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Additionally, ASU is waiving all expediting fees. Customers with a night-vision-goggle service agreement will continue to receive free ground shipping.
Universal Avionics Opens Its Doors to Aid Workers for COVID-19 Face Mask and Shield Assembly
04/06/2020 - 10:32
Universal Avionics is assisting the local Tucson community in protecting healthcare workers and first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company is currently providing the non-profit group, Hope Worldwide (Tucson Chapter), with assembly-line space at its Tucson headquarters to manufacture medical face masks and shields.
03/31/2020 - 11:17
The Utah State Legislature recently approved a Strategic Workforce Initiative (SWI) grant to Southern Utah University to support the growth of the Utah Rotor Pathway Program, a government-industry-education partnership preparing Utah students for high-growth occupations while serving regional industry workforce needs. The grant totals $386,000 per year for three years, for a total of $1,158,000.
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: