Helicopter Maintenance News

Airbus Extends Collaboration with Ecocopter for Urban Air Mobility Services in Chile, Ecuador and Peru
09/26/2022 - 11:31
Airbus and Ecocopter sign a memorandum of understanding to begin collaboration on the launch of urban air mobility services across various countries in Latin America, a major step toward the co-creation of a functioning urban air mobility ecosystem in the region.
09/22/2022 - 12:34
Baldwin Safety & Compliance incorporates the NASA Aviation Safety Report System (ASRS) with its safety reporting module, allowing customers to complete one report in the portal and also submit it to the NASA ASRS.
09/07/2022 - 11:47
IBAMA (Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources) conducts its large and comprehensive Annual Forest Firefighting Training Program, held in Brazil’s capital city of Brasilia at the national park. This year’s training program, which included both theory and practical elements, introduced SEI’s Sling Dragon, an important device for the integrated management of controlled burns.
S.A.F.E. Works Alongside L.A. County Fire to Design Custom Maintenance Stands for Bell B412
09/07/2022 - 11:08
S.A.F.E. Structure Designs and the L.A. County Fire Department team up to develop a set of custom ergonomic maintenance stands for the B412. The SAFETY FIRST ergonomic stands allow technicians safe access to perform maintenance on the engines, transmission and main rotor systems of the aircraft.
Airbus and HeliDax Sign First HCare Classics Support Contract to Cover Fleet of 36 H120s
09/07/2022 - 10:48
French helicopter operator HeliDax and Airbus Helicopters sign the first-ever HCare Classics support contract to optimize the availability of HeliDax’s H120 fleet. HCare Classics is Airbus’ new support package entirely dedicated to meeting the support needs of the company’s out-of-production legacy helicopters.
G2 Aviation Converts Utility AS350 B2 into Luxury VIP Transport
09/06/2022 - 12:43
G2 Aviation, a Transport Canada-approved aircraft maintenance organization (AMO), converts a utility-configured AS350 B2 into a luxury private VIP helicopter. The aircraft was delivered to Helicraft for VIP transport and tours.
GPMS Announces John Byus as Director of Sales for the Americas
09/06/2022 - 12:07
GPMS, provider of the health and usage monitoring system (HUMS) known as Foresight MX, announces that rotorcraft industry veteran, John Byus, has joined the company’s sales organization as the director of Sales–Americas. His responsibilities will include expanding the Foresight customer base throughout the Americas and working with fleet operators to develop specialized solutions to address the intricate needs of their programs.
Avotek Releases First-ever AMT Logbook
09/01/2022 - 13:36
Avotek is now offering a convenient way to log AMT hours. Avotek’s latest release of its first-ever Avotek AMT Logbook is an essential tool for aviation maintenance technicians (AMTs) or future AMTs to record time spent working on various aircraft or components. Dressed in a durable leatherette cover and bound by Plastikoil®, the book is specifically designed to withstand the AMT shop environment. 
09/01/2022 - 13:20
As part of an ongoing program to address the shortage of helicopter pilots and maintenance professionals, Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces it has participated in an aviation workforce development roundtable in Salt Lake City, UT. The event, organized by US Representative Burgess Owens (R-UT-4), discussed ways to build on the success of the Utah Rotor Pathway Program (URPP), an HAI initiative that has received two national awards since its inception in 2019.
08/25/2022 - 09:09
Rotorcraft Support, Inc.announces the resumption of its “Technical Training for Helicopter Technicians” IA renewal Seminar. This is the 21st anniversary (after a 2 year COVID hiatus)  of this FAA-sanctioned training event that provides 8 hours of maintenance-related instruction from helicopter maintenance professionals to helicopter maintenance professionals.   Course Details:             Date: Thursday, October 27,  2022             Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM ( 8 hours )             Location: THE GARLAND; 4222 Vineland Avenue. North Hollywood, CA 91602
Critical Support for Additive Manufacturing Discussed in New White Paper from Nadcap Program
08/17/2022 - 15:10
A new white paper from the Nadcap program states that additive manufacturing (AM), another term for modern 3D printing used to produce prototype parts, is rapidly becoming a transformative technology. Nadcap, administered by the Performance Review Institute (PRI), is an industry-managed approach to conformity assessment that brings together technical experts from both industry and government to set requirements for accreditation, accredit suppliers, and define operational program requirements in aerospace.
GPMS and Helisul Achieve Brazilian STC for Foresight on Airbus H125 Helicopter Platform
08/12/2022 - 12:32
GPMS, which provides the helicopter industry’s most advanced health and usage monitoring system (HUMS), known as Foresight MX, announces that the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) has granted a supplemental type certificate for Foresight MX. The certificate was based on a prior Federal Aviation Administration STC and covers the installation of Foresight MX on the Airbus H125/AS350 B3 platform.
Summit Aviation Awarded Sikorsky S-92 Authorization
08/10/2022 - 14:18
Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup Co., announces the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter has been added to its Sikorsky Authorized Customer Support Center certificate.
New York Police Department Aviation Unit Selects Subaru Bell 412EPX
08/06/2022 - 08:21
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announces the signed purchase agreement for two Subaru Bell 412EPX aircraft to the New York Police Department Aviation Unit. The two aircraft will be the ninth Bell product to join the NYPD rotorcraft fleet and will be configured for search-and-rescue (SAR) missions.
GPMS Announces Major Expansion of Certified Installer Network
08/05/2022 - 10:17
GPMS International announces it has expanded its certified installer network to meet the growing demand for its Foresight MX solution, the helicopter industry’s most advanced health and usage monitoring system (HUMS).
Volusia County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit Adds Two Bell 407GXis
08/04/2022 - 13:32
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announces the signed purchase agreement for two Bell 407GXi helicopters to be delivered to Volusia County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit, Air One. This will make a total of five Bell 407 aircraft to serve in multi-mission special operations in the unit's fleet.
08/04/2022 - 13:04
Elliott Aviation completes the retrofit of HomeSafe™ emergency autoland systems on TBM 940 very fast turboprop aircraft that were delivered in the U.S. market during 2019/2020, prior to airworthiness certification of this functionality. The 29 TBM 940s had been sold in the U.S. with HomeSafe included as part of the original system/equipment list, and the post-delivery installation work was performed by Elliott Aviation at its Moline, IL, facility.
Bell Announces 400th Bell 505 Delivery
08/04/2022 - 12:45
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announces the 400th Bell 505 delivery to European customer Al Barratt, who joined by the Bell leadership team to receive the customized Bell 505 at a delivery ceremony at Bell’s Mirabel, Canada, facility. Barratt is co-founder of Grenade and owner of Cotswold Aviation, both based in the United Kingdom.
Safran to Support New Zealand NH90 Engines
07/21/2022 - 09:25
Safran Helicopter Engines signs a contract with the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) to support the engines of its NH90 fleet operated by the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF). This Support-By-the-Hour military (SBH®) contract formalizes a long-term maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and services agreement supporting a total of 21 RTM322 engines.
07/21/2022 - 09:05
London’s Air Ambulance Charity (LAAC), the helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) for the UK’s capital, orders two Airbus H135 helicopters for the renewal of its fleet under a contract signed at the Farnborough International Airshow.