Helicopter Maintenance News

07/18/2019 - 12:55
StandardAero and Robertson Fuel Systems deliver two AS350/EC130 crash-resistant fuel tanks (CRFT) to Hangar One Avionics, which will soon be installed on the Oklahoma City Police Department’s (OKCPD) AS350 B3e (H125) helicopters.
DART Aerospace's E-Commerce Site Now Available Globally
07/17/2019 - 06:35
DART Aerospace announces that its e-commerce site is now available globally. With over 4,500 products to offer, DART’s comprehensive website allows online purchasing 24 hours a day and seven days a week, making it easier than ever for clients to shop for aircraft parts online.
Heli-One Welcomes Christian Drouin as Vice President of Operations
07/11/2019 - 09:23
Heli-One, a provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, announces the hiring of Christian Drouin as Heli-One's vice president of Operations. He will oversee more than 600 employees at the Canadian, Norwegian and Polish MRO facilities.
07/10/2019 - 16:08
With half of 2019 completed and another six months to go, the U.S. helicopter industry is experiencing a year of tragic accidents with too many lives being lost. To stem the surge of fatal accidents, the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) is calling on helicopter operators, pilots, instructors and mechanics to rely on safety basics and place a stronger emphasis on identifying and managing risk.
Geisinger Life Flight Implements WinAir Digital Signatures
07/05/2019 - 11:12
WinAir announces that Geisinger Life Flight has successfully implemented digital signatures for its aviation management software, WinAir Version 7, and is now live with this new feature. Digital signatures provide Geisinger with the ability to have mechanics and inspectors electronically sign-off on maintenance tasks and job completion. As a result of this implementation, Geisinger has become the first aviation operation to receive Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) approval to utilize WinAir’s digital signatures functionality.
07/05/2019 - 09:04
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) releases the first building block to enable the safe operation of hybrid and electrical vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft.
Safran and Thai Aviation Industries Strengthen Partnership to Support Government Helicopter Operators in Thailand
07/05/2019 - 08:41
Safran Helicopter Engines and Thai Aviation Industries (TAI) sign an agreement to extend their support to helicopter engines used by the Royal Thai Armed Forces and Thai parapublic operators. The agreement marks a new stage in a partnership that began in 2017, with Safran supporting Makila used on H225 operated by the Royal Thai Air Force.
Romain Trapp Appointed President of Airbus Helicopters, Inc. and Head of North America Region
07/05/2019 - 08:31
Airbus announces that Romain Trapp has been appointed president of Airbus Helicopters, Inc. and head of the North America region for helicopters. He succeeds Chris Emerson, who is assuming the role of president of Airbus Defense and Space, Inc.
06/27/2019 - 08:34
S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, a company that designs, engineers and manufactures ergonomic safety-first aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment and specialty tooling, announces the successful completion of the STAGE 1 ISO 9001:2015 Audit.
06/27/2019 - 05:10
Vertical Flight Expo & Conference, formerly known as Helitech International, lands in Farnborough from November 5-7, in partnership with the British Helicopter Association (BHA). The event returns in a new guise to offer an opportunity for international operators to source technology for missions in oil and gas, HEMS, SAR and agriculture, amongst others.
Snap-On Helps Eliminate FOD with New Diagonal Flush-Cut Cutter
05/21/2019 - 13:09
Snap-On helps eliminate FOD (foreign object damage) with its new 6” Diagonal Flush Cut Cutter with Cushion Throat. The tool enhances worker safety by preventing projectile material during use.
Rusada Joins the European Helicopter Association
05/16/2019 - 14:01
MRO and flight operations software provider, Rusada, becomes the newest member of the European Helicopter Association (EHA). The EHA acts on behalf of the European rotorcraft industry, promoting the best interests of all sectors as an economically important, safe and sustainable industry essential to the success of European and national economies.
CHC Group Announces New Regional Director for Latin America
05/02/2019 - 19:11
CHC Group announces that Carlos Madaleno, former sales director, has assumed the role of regional director as of May 1, 2019, upon Marcelo Luiz da Silva Soares retiring from the position. Soares joined CHC in his role in 2016 and has enjoyed a nearly 40-year career in the aviation and energy industries.
05/02/2019 - 16:47
The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), the industry leader in remote-pilot safety education, training and certification, announces a partnership with Helicopter Association International (HAI) to provide unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) training to HAI members around the world. Through this partnership, HAI members will receive a 15 percent discount on their courses when accessed through HAI’s Online Academy portal.
Bell Announces Role for Ozark Facility in Proposal for U.S. Navy Trainer Replacement
04/22/2019 - 06:03
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces that, should the Bell 407GXi be selected for the U.S. Navy Advanced Helicopter Trainer program, the company plans to conduct final assembly of the aircraft in Ozark, AL. Bell submitted its proposal to the Navy on April 2. The Navy is seeking to acquire 130 aircraft.
Avotek Adds Online Avionics Training
04/17/2019 - 16:35
Avotek launches a new online course for aviation technicians and students preparing to pass the Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) certification exam. The course helps persons achieve a Federal Aviation Administration Part 65 Repairman Certificate quickly while saving money.*
MD Helicopters Presents Award to Precision Aviation Group
04/10/2019 - 06:07
Precision Aviation Group (PAG), a provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry, receives the Excellence Award presented by MD Helicopters, Inc. The award signifies PAG’s commitment and approach to serving its global “mission-critical” customer base. The award was presented at the 2019 HAI Heli-Expo in Atlanta, GA.
Leading Helicopter and Software Firms Join Forces to Enhance Safety
04/04/2019 - 05:58
A leading global helicopter operator and an innovative software firm are teaming up to deliver real-time risk management tools that will raise the bar on helicopter safety. PHI International, formerly HNZ, the international operating division of PHI Inc, is partnering with Ideagen, a UK-based, global software developer, to implement Ideagen’s Coruson software across PHI’s international business.
2019 CHC Safety & Quality Summit Early Registration Now Open
04/04/2019 - 05:37
CHC Helicopter announces the official opening of early-bird registration for its annual CHC Safety and Quality Summit, one of the premier aviation safety conferences in the industry. The 2019 CHC Safety & Quality Summit will take place at the Omni Dallas Hotel on October 1-3.
Legend Skip Koss will be Missed
03/26/2019 - 14:30
It is with great sadness that Concorde Battery Corporation announces the passing of Edward “Skip” Koss, long-time vice president of marketing and great friend of the aviation industry. Skip was surrounded by family at his Redlands, CA, home, March 19, 2019, at the time of his passing.