Helicopter Maintenance News

Swiss Air-Rescue Service Rega Orders 12 Additional Five-bladed H145s for Mountain Bases
12/06/2022 - 11:14
Swiss air-rescue service Rega orders a second batch of 12 five-bladed H145 helicopters to be operated from its mountain bases, replacing the current fleet of AW109SP helicopters. This new order follows an initial contract for nine H145s, announced in March this year. By 2026, Rega will operate an all-Airbus fleet consisting of 21 five-bladed H145s.
HeliStream Equips Another Bell Medium with BOOST HEC System
11/29/2022 - 10:52
Boost Systems, a provider of fully certified human external cargo systems (HEC), personnel carrying device systems (PCDS), and related training services, announces the recent sale of a BOOST HEC system to HeliStream while attending the annual HAI Aerial Work Safety Conference in Boise, ID.
Summit Aviation Receives Prestigious HIRE Vets Award
11/29/2022 - 10:39
Summit Aviation Inc., a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announces that it has received its fourth consecutive HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion Award from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Vita Aerospace Announces UAE National Search and Rescue Center Fleet-Wide Deployment of Its Vita Rescue System
11/18/2022 - 11:25
Vita Aerospace (Vita) announces the fleet-wide deployment of the Vita Rescue System (VRS) to the United Arab Emirates' National Search and Rescue Center (NSRC). Its adoption of the Vita Rescue System marks a major milestone in Vita’s mission to transform operational safety and efficiency for a helicopter hoist rescue.
REACH Air Medical Services Now Collaborating with Mike O'Callaghan Military Medical Center at Nellis Air Force Base
11/15/2022 - 10:38
REACH Air Medical Services (REACH), an air medical transportation provider, announces that it is collaborating with Mike O'Callaghan Military Medical Center at Nellis Air Force Base. Through the collaborative efforts, REACH has been given exclusive transfer rights for patients flown from William Bee Ririe Hospital in Ely, NV, to Mike O'Callaghan Military Medical Center located at Nellis Air Force Base.
11/15/2022 - 10:05
Helicopter Association International (HAI) is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Frank Robinson, founder of Robinson Helicopter Company. Born in 1930, Frank passed away on November 12, 2022, at his California home.
DRF Luftrettung Orders Two Airbus H145s and Connected Services Package
11/08/2022 - 13:31
At the European Rotors trade show, German helicopter emergency medical services operator DRF Luftrettung orders two additional H145 helicopters and signs a contract covering its whole fleet with a tailored HDataPower pack from Airbus Helicopters’ Connected Services suite of data services.
Safran Signs SBH® Support Contract with The Helicopter and Jet Company
11/08/2022 - 12:09
Safran Helicopter Engines signs a contract with The Helicopter and Jet Company (THC) to support Arrano and Arriel engines powering its H160, H125 and H145 fleets. This support-by-the-hour (SBH®) contract formalizes a long-term maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and services agreement supporting more than 60 engines.
The Helicopter Company Signs HCare In-Service Contract for Fleet of 20 H145 Helicopters
11/08/2022 - 12:02
The Helicopter Company (THC), established by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) as the first helicopter services provider licensed to operate commercial flights in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, signs an HCare In-Service contract with Airbus Helicopters to cover THC's fleet of 20 five-bladed H145 helicopters. The HCare In-Service package has been tailored to THC’s specific operational needs, providing the company with parts availability by-the-hour services to optimize the fleet’s maintenance and performance.
KNIPEX Tools Releases Limited-Edition Christmas Ornament
11/08/2022 - 11:39
The KNIPEX Cobra® is one of the most popular products from the Wuppertal-based tool manufacturer. This year the smallest Cobra, the Cobra® XS, is available in a limited-edition holiday ornament (part number 87 00 100 XMAS), making it the perfect gift for tool enthusiasts.
LPR Achieves 200,000 Engine Hours of Flight on Fleet of Airbus H135 Helicopters Powered by PW206B Engines
11/08/2022 - 11:37
Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, announces that Polish medical air-rescue service Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe (LPR) has flown 200,000 engine hours on its fleet of 27 PW206B-powered H135 helicopters from Airbus — a notable milestone that showcases the urgent care the dedicated team has provided to save lives.
11/02/2022 - 14:35
NAASCO, the developers of the ETR-20™ and ETR-25™ Mercury Mod™ starter generator improvements for use on helicopter, turboprop and light jet aircraft, establishes a preferred reseller agreement with Sebastian, FL-based Whelen Aerospace Technology (WAT) in order to distribute their comprehensive aircraft lighting products both nationally and internationally.
Garmin G3000 Integrated Flight Deck Selected by L3Harris for USSOCOM Armed Overwatch Contract
11/01/2022 - 11:31
Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN), announces L3Harris Technologies’ (NYSE: LHX) selection of Garmin’s G3000™ tandem integrated flight deck as part of a U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Armed Overwatch program contract. L3Harris’ Sky Warden™ platform includes the first forward-fit deployable combat aircraft featuring Garmin’s G3000 tandem integrated flight deck.
11/01/2022 - 10:43
Airbus delivers the first two H135s to the Spanish Guardia Civil and National Police under the 36-unit contract signed with the General Directorate for Armaments and Materiel (DGAM) at the end of 2021 to supply the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Interior. The Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, and Bruno Even, CEO of Airbus Helicopters, along with Fernando Lombo, managing director of Airbus Helicopters in Spain, were present at the handover ceremony that took place at the Airbus plant in Albacete.
Easy Access Announces Launch of Deck Work-Platform Systems for Aircraft Servicing
10/10/2022 - 15:54
Easy Access announces the launch of a sturdy, adjustable-height work-platform system designed for aircraft servicing. All parts are designed, welded and assembled in Summerland, BC.
10/10/2022 - 14:52
The general-aviation industry and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) share a goal to rid lead from all aviation fuel used for piston-powered aircraft no later than 2030. The FAA and industry have come together under the EAGLE (Eliminate Aviation Gasoline Lead Emissions) banner to see this mission realized.
10/04/2022 - 12:30
INGENIO Aerospace (INGENIO), developers of aircraft cockpit and cabin solutions, announces that Bell Textron, an aerospace manufacturer of military and commercial rotorcraft, has integrated INGENIO’s cockpit tablet electronic flight bag (“Heli-Mount EFB”) into the CH-146 Griffon Limited Life Extension (GLLE) project for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).
EAGLE Initiative Making Progress
09/30/2022 - 13:06
The Eliminate Aviation Gasoline Lead Emissions (EAGLE) initiative executive committee announces Robert Olislagers as senior coordinator of the initiative, as well as announces that the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) and National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) have joined EAGLE’s executive committee. It also formally introduces the leads for the initiative’s key focus pillars.
09/30/2022 - 11:53
Helicopter Association International (HAI) is hoping you’ll tell the story of someone in the rotorcraft, drone, or advanced air mobility community who’s outstanding in their profession and nominate them for its annual Salute to Excellence Awards program. The deadline for nominations has been extended to Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022. Award descriptions and criteria, as well as additional information about the awards process, are available at rotor.org/events/salute-to-excellence.
GPMS, Flightcell and Blue Sky Network Partner to Meet US Forest Service MATOC Requirements
09/28/2022 - 10:45
GPMS International, Flightcell and Blue Sky Network jointly announce a combined solution featuring their technologies that create a fully compliant, lightweight, cost-efficient option for operators looking to bid on the recently released U.S. Forest Service Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) firefighting contract.