Helicopter Maintenance News

Bell 407GXI Earns IFR Certification
08/16/2019 - 07:39
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announces the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an instrument flight rules (IFR) supplemental type certificate (STC) for the Bell 407GXi. The certification is a requirement for the Navy Advanced Helicopter Training System competition, enabling the Bell 407GXi to replace the Bell TH-57 Sea Ranger as the U.S. Navy's training helicopter. 
Enstrom Obtains Certification of Garmin® GTN 750
08/16/2019 - 06:48
Enstrom announces that the Federal Aviation Administration has certified the Garmin GTN 750, a GPS/NAV/COMM multifunction display system, in the Enstrom 480B.
08/16/2019 - 06:33
Transwest Helicopters invites Bell medium customers to explore its new website which highlights many of its certified practical solutions, designed with the operator in mind.
Bell Announces 200th Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Delivery
08/16/2019 - 05:58
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announces the delivery of the 200th Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Austria-based operator Hubi-fly Helikopter GmbH. The aircraft will be used for corporate transport. 
08/15/2019 - 08:07
NMC-Wollard, a global supplier of aviation ground-support equipment for 70+ years, announces it is now Wollard International and has been acquired by a group led by Robert Priddy and Kilroy Partners. Industry veteran John Carroll is chairman of the new company and Greg McDermott remains president.
08/02/2019 - 06:35
Onboard Systems International, LLC, a provider of innovative helicopter cargo-hook equipment, announces that its Surefire® Release Technology cargo-hook kits for the Bell 204, 205, 212 and 412 aircraft have been STC-certified by the FAA and are now available for worldwide installation.
Transwest Helicopters Receives TCCA Approval for Medium Bell Replacement Crew-Door Rod Assembly
08/02/2019 - 06:15
Transwest Helicopters announce the Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) approval of its Medium Bell Replacement Crew Door Rod Assembly. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval is pending.
HFI 2020 Scholarships: Achieve Your Dream
08/02/2019 - 06:08
Helicopter Foundation International (HFI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, opens its annual offering of up to 22 scholarships to help support students studying to become part of tomorrow's helicopter industry. HFI encourages those who fit the following eligibility requirements to apply.
Baker Aviation Introduces ELT-sized HOT-STOP 'L' Fire Containment Solution
08/02/2019 - 05:55
Baker Aviation, the master distributor of HOT-STOP® 'L' Fire Containment Kits, now offers an ELT-sized vessel for safe and convenient stowage of a lithium-ion battery-powered device with other emergency life-raft equipment.
DART Aerospace Secures DGAC Approval in Mexico for Three Products
08/01/2019 - 05:42
DART Aerospace announces it has recently received approvals from the Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC) for three supplemental-type-certified products, including the emergency float system for the Bell 505, as well as door modification kits, cargo mirror kits and pulse light kits for the Bell Medium series. The products are the first of their kind to be approved for use in the Mexican aviation market.
Airbus Celebrates the UH-72A Lakota 10th Anniversary at the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School
08/01/2019 - 04:42
Airbus commemorates the UH-72A Lakota’s 10th anniversary during a ceremony hosted with leaders of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, MD.
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.