Helicopter Maintenance News

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.
S.A.F.E. to Host Technical Briefing at APSCON
07/20/2022 - 10:11
S.A.F.E. Structure Designs announces it will hold a technical briefing at APSCON 2022 in Reno, NV, on Fri., July 29, at 12:00 noon. This briefing will discuss the safety challenges of maintenance personnel and how the correct support equipment can reduce injuries to personnel and prevent damage to the aircraft. SAFE provides maintenance support equipment and resources to all sectors of aviation, including military, public service and commercial.
Queensland Police Service Selects Three Bell 429 Helicopters for POLAIR Fleet
07/13/2022 - 11:51
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announces the selection of three new Bell 429 helicopters for the Queensland Police Service’s POLAIR fleet. The aircraft, which will be an expected delivery of fourth quarter 2023, will be used to patrol southeast Queensland and support crime-fighting efforts in the community.
Global Interest in Vita Inclinata’s Vita Rescue System Continues to Accelerate as Portuguese Air Force Completes Series of Missions
07/08/2022 - 11:52
Vita Inclinata (Vita), developer and producer of precision aerospace and industrial stabilization devices, announces the completion of its Vita Rescue System (VRS) demonstration to Squadron 751 at Air Base #6 in Portugal. The VRS litter attachment demonstration in Portugal underscores the global interest — and need — to improve the safety and efficiency of helicopter hoist rescues.
Alpine Aerotech 3D Prints Bell 505 and Universal Headset Hangers
07/06/2022 - 10:46
Utilizing the latest additive manufacturing equipment and materials, Alpine Aerotech successfully designs and produces a user-friendly hanger to stow headsets inside the cabin of most aircraft.
Columbia Helicopters Delivers Two CH-47D Chinooks to ROTAK Helicopter Services
07/06/2022 - 10:35
Heavy-lift helicopter pioneer Columbia Helicopters announces it has sold two Columbia CH-47D Chinook helicopters to ROTAK Helicopter Services of Anchorage, AK. The helicopters include Columbia’s original equipment manufacturer (OEM) safety modifications, as well as firefighting and external-load modifications. As a part of the sale, Columbia will also provide full lifecycle sustainment and airworthiness and technical publication services for the aircraft.
Helicopter and AAM Flight Subject of Joint Global Safety Conference
06/30/2022 - 10:27
The Vertical Aviation Safety Team (VAST), Helicopter Association International (HAI), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the United States Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) together will host the 2022 VAST Global Conference, Oct. 4-6, 2022, at the Hurst Conference Center in the Fort Worth suburb of Hurst, TX. The conference is an outgrowth of the FAA International Rotorcraft Safety Conferences first held in 2015.
New Portable Videoscope from USA Borescopes
06/30/2022 - 10:11
USA Borescopes introduces the new USA750 J Series Portable Videoscope. The intuitive and modular design videoscope with dual-camera borescope is what customers have been asking for.
06/28/2022 - 07:58
MissionGO Unmanned Systems, a provider in uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) production and operations, and Airspace Link, a UAS technology and infrastructure company, team up for Michigan’s first real-world cargo delivery operations via UAS.
06/28/2022 - 06:44
Heli-One, a provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, significantly strengthens its delivery portfolio by achieving certification as a Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO). The company's operations in Poland have been formally approved under European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part-CAMO regulations by the Polish Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), positioning Heli-One to provide new levels of support for customers internationally, underpinning safe and reliable performance of their assets.
Airbus and Munich Airport International Expand Partnership to Develop Advanced Air Mobility Solutions Globally
06/25/2022 - 05:47
Airbus and Munich Airport International sign a memorandum of understanding at ILA Berlin Air Show to start marketing turnkey solutions to cities and regions interested in developing advanced air mobility (AAM) ecosystems globally.
XL Aero Receives Structural Repair Approval for Bell 205/212/412 Main Transmission Case
06/25/2022 - 05:32
XL Aerospace (www.xlaero.ca), a provider of innovative aviation engineering, repair and manufacturing solutions to the general-aviation and helicopter operations and maintenance, repair and overhaul sectors, announces it has received Transport Canada (TC) approval for the repair of the main transmission casing applicable to Bell Helicopter 205, 212 and 412 models. 
CareFlite Adds Bell 407GXi to Air Ambulance Fleet
06/15/2022 - 14:05
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announces that CareFlite has signed an agreement to purchase a Bell 407GXi aircraft outfitted with an IFR configuration kit. The Bell 407GXi’s new IFR capability will allow all-weather operations while continuing to provide multi-mission capability safely, reliably and effectively. The 407GXi’s Garmin G1000H™ NXi Flight Deck enhances situational awareness and reduces pilot workload by delivering easy-to-read information at a glance.