Helicopter Maintenance News

AeroBrigham Receives FAA STC Approval for Bell 505 Accessory Fitting
11/16/2020 - 15:21
Longtime helicopter and airplane service center, completion, and heavy maintenance provider, AeroBrigham, announces the completion of a new Bell 505 helicopter accessory fitting designed to improve safety. Developed as an attachment point for utility operations such as personal restraint harnesses during doors-off flight operations, the assembly is now FAA-approved as a supplemental type certificate (STC) component.
11/16/2020 - 15:05
Airbus Helicopters, in Grand Prairie, TX, is seeking a manager for its Dynamic Component Repair Shop (DCR). In this challenging but rewarding role, the manager will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the DCR shop to ensure safe maintenance operations and compliance with all company, FAA and governmental safety rules and regulations, including the aircraft airworthiness.
Norton ǀ Saint-Gobain Abrasives Announces New Online Safety Resource
11/16/2020 - 14:34
Saint-Gobain Abrasives, an abrasives manufacturer, announces a new safety resource microsite offering a wide range of resources to help ensure the safe design, application and use of Norton abrasives products.
H+S Aviation to Grow Relationships with CT7, T700 Engine Operators with Addition of Industry Veteran Len Russo
11/12/2020 - 08:05
H+S Aviation, a Signature Aviation Global Engine Services (GES) company, announces the appointment of industry veteran Len Russo to serve as a global strategic account executive for the company’s T700 and CT7 engine product lines.
11/10/2020 - 11:46
GPMS announces it has received an FAA supplemental type certification (STC) for its Foresight MX health-monitoring system on the AS350 ‘AStar’ helicopter platform. The initial certification is on the H125 (AS350-B3). The company plans to file a Transport Canada CA and pursue EASA approvals and STC amendments to include B2 variants.
11/06/2020 - 11:10
Genesys Aerosystems and Metro Aviation announce that the companies have earned Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) certification for the Genesys IFR avionics suite on the Airbus EC145e. The FAA previously certified the avionics suite in 2019.
11/05/2020 - 13:25
Concorde® Battery Corporation announces the 2021 dates of its popular IA Renewal Series. Due to pandemic restrictions, the IA Renewal Series has moved to a virtual format and will be accessed on the GoToWebinar® platform. There is no charge for participation.
11/05/2020 - 11:35
Leonardo announces that Life Link III, an EMS operator in Minnesota and Wisconsin in the United States, has signed a contract for an AW169 and an AW109 Trekker for air-medical transport missions. The helicopters will ensure in-flight critical care and transport patients across the upper-Midwest of the country. Delivery is anticipated to take place in the fourth quarter of 2021. The order marks the entry of the AW109 Trekker into the U.S. for EMS applications and further grows the success of the AW169 in this market. 
Hill Helicopters Reveals Innovative New Engine Design for the HX50
11/03/2020 - 13:53
Hill Helicopters unveils its Hill GT50 light turbine engine, designed specifically for the new Hill HX50 luxury personal helicopter. An elegant and intellectual combination of time-tested, proven engine technologies and today’s turbine engine advancements, the GT50 is a compact, light, reliable and innovative solution that defines the future of the light turbine helicopter.
VHA Receives Transport Canada Acceptance for Composite 206B Version 2 Main Rotor Blades
11/03/2020 - 13:33
Arizona-based rotor blade manufacturer Van Horn Aviation (VHA) receives a letter of acceptance from Transport Canada for the company’s updated composite main rotor blades fitting the Bell 206B JetRanger helicopter. Approved by the FAA in August 2020, the new VHA 206B Version 2 main rotor blades may now be installed for use on Bell 206B JetRangers in Canada.
Concorde Battery Corporation Receives New STC for RG-641 Battery Installation on Enstrom 480/480B Models
11/02/2020 - 08:28
Concorde Battery receives FAA STC SR01067DE, approving installation of RG-641, a lead-acid main battery, on Enstrom 480/480B models. RG-641 is designed as a drop-in replacement for the original equipment lead-acid battery on the helicopter. No kit or hardware is required to convert.
10/29/2020 - 10:44
Helicopter Association International (HAI) is extending the deadline to submit nominations for the annual Salute to Excellence awards that recognize superior achievement across nine categories of the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) industry. Salute nomination packages must be submitted to HAI by Nov. 20, 2020, to be considered.
Summit Aviation Receives Garmin Bronze Dealer Award
10/29/2020 - 09:49
Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announces it has received the Garmin Bronze Dealer Award for 2019, which recognizes the top aviation dealers in the Garmin network. The award is presented to less than one-third of Garmin’s avionics distributors worldwide.
Mountain Area Medical Airlift Adds EC145e to Fleet
10/26/2020 - 09:44
Mission Health’s Mountain Area Medical Airlift (MAMA) visits Metro Aviation to take delivery of its new Airbus EC145e, the lightweight twin-engine helicopter that has become increasingly sought after throughout the air-medical industry.
Bell Delivers Three Bell 407 GXis to Polish National Police
10/22/2020 - 15:01
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces delivery of three Bell 407 GXis to the Polish National Police (PNP), a long-standing Bell customer for about 20 years. The milestone marks the fifth aircraft delivered to Poland this year and the first parapublic Bell 407 GXi to be received by the country. 
ASU Announces Leadership Changes
10/16/2020 - 10:48
Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) announces that Joe Estrera, PhD., will be the new president of ASU and Hannah Gordon will be promoted as the new chief operating officer upon the retirement of ASU president, Jim Winkle, at the end of the year. In partnership, Estrera will lead strategy and outward operations while Gordon will direct internal operations.
Savback Helicopters Becomes Exclusive Zefhir Distributor in South East Asia
10/13/2020 - 09:42
Distributor Savback Helicopters and helicopter manufacturer CURTI Industries extend their cooperation, making Savback Helicopters the sole exclusive distributor for the Zefhir helicopter in South East Asia. Savback has been the distributor of the Zefhir in Northern Europe and the CIS since the fall of 2019, and through this extension of the companies’ partnership, the distribution area now also includes Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, The Philippines, Myanmar, Laos, Brunei and Cambodia.
ASU President Jim Winkel Announces Retirement
10/01/2020 - 11:04
Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) announces that ASU president, Jim Winkel, will retire at the end of 2020. Winkel has served as the president of ASU since September of 2013, and his remarkable career in the night-vision industry has spanned nearly four decades.
TRAXXALL Ranks 102nd in Globe and Mail Report on Business “Canada’s Top Growing Companies”
09/25/2020 - 10:25
TRAXXALL, a business-aviation maintenance management partner, announces it has been recognized by the Globe and Mail Report on Business, Canada’s authoritative source for breaking business news and in-depth analysis. TRAXXALL ranked 102nd out of 400 companies in the 2020 “Canada’s Top Growing Companies.”
Bell Announces Collaboration Agreement for New Bell 429 Law Enforcement Demonstrator in Germany
09/24/2020 - 10:31
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces a collaboration agreement with Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH (ESG) to install its Mission Management System in a Bell 429 as a law enforcement demonstrator. This new demonstrator will be used to showcase the aircraft’s capabilities to the police and military markets in Europe and across the globe.