Helicopter Maintenance News

EIT to Present New Data Recorder at 2021 AEA Dallas Trade Show
06/10/2021 - 13:44
EIT LLC — a technology-based company providing full-service electronic manufacturing, engineering and product-development services to aerospace, medical, instrumentation, telecommunications and defense customers for almost 40 years — announces it will be attending the Aircraft Electronics Association Trade Show in Dallas, TX, June 22-25, 2021.
06/10/2021 - 12:27
StandardAero announces the appointment of Peter Wheatley as vice president/general manager of the company’s Helicopters business unit, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. In his new role, Wheatley will be responsible for managing StandardAero’s broad range of support offerings for the helicopter segment, which include OEM-authorized engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO); airframe support; dynamic component repair (DCR); crash-resistant fuel systems; and avionics installations. StandardAero’s Helicopters business unit is the world’s largest independent MRO provider that supports helicopter operators from locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Oceania.
In Memoriam — Dana H. Kerrick
06/08/2021 - 13:26
Dana H. Kerrick, 82, of Coppell, TX, slipped the surly bonds of Earth one final time on May 21, 2021. Dana’s contagious smile and warm handshake were well-known in the aviation world as he called on clients and made the rounds at HeliEXPO, ALEA/APSA Expo, and Rotor Safety Challenges for three decades as vice president and co-founder of International Aviation Composites, Ltd. and as a regular instructor for IA renewal seminars.
First Rescue Helicopter Flies on Sustainable Aviation Fuel
06/08/2021 - 11:22
A rescue helicopter flies on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for the first time, achieving a new milestone in international aviation. Operated by the German non-profit organization ADAC Luftrettung, the Airbus H145 rescue helicopter had its Arriel 2E engines ceremonially refuelled with biofuel, a type of SAF, at the air-rescue station at Munich's Harlaching Clinic in the presence of the ADAC Foundation's board of directors, as well as the managing directors and top management of ADAC Luftrettung; engine manufacturer, Safran Helicopter Engines; helicopter manufacturer, Airbus Helicopters; and energy company, TotalEnergies. Together, these companies will be a driving force in the decarbonisation of helicopter flight by moving away from fossil fuels.
06/08/2021 - 10:57
HAI announces it is now accepting nominations for its annual Salute to Excellence Awards program. These awards recognize superior achievement across the rotorcraft industry and are open to individuals, teams or organizations who work with helicopters and remotely piloted aircraft systems (drones or UAS). Nominations can be submitted at rotor.org/salute. HAI must receive all nominations by Thurs., Sept. 30, 2021.
Eve Announces Halo as Launch Partner in the Urban Air Mobility Market with Order for 200 eVTOL Aircraft
06/01/2021 - 14:08
Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions, Inc. (Eve) and Halo announce a partnership focused on developing urban air mobility (UAM) products and services in the United States and the United Kingdom. This partnership includes an order for 200 of Eve’s electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.
International Rotorcraft Community Launches Collaborative Safety Program
06/01/2021 - 13:45
International rotorcraft safety organizations, regional safety teams, and other global safety stakeholders announce the establishment of the Vertical Aviation Safety Team (VAST). In cooperation and collaboration with the worldwide vertical flight community, VAST aims to achieve a vision of zero fatal accidents, providing “Safety Above All.”
Precision Aviation Group, Inc. Acquires Keystone Turbine Services, LLC
05/25/2021 - 08:11
Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry, announces the acquisition of Keystone Turbine Services (KTS) of Coatesville, PA. KTS specializes in providing complete OEM-approved aftermarket maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for operators of the Rolls-Royce M250 series of gas-turbine engines, along with related Honeywell and Triumph accessories, plus component, spare parts, and field service support.
Snap-on Industrial's Visual Tool Control Cabinets Place Tools in Clear View
05/25/2021 - 07:57
Snap-on Industrial’s Visual Control Cabinets place frequently used tools in clear view, giving technicians full sightlines of their tools for instant accountability and asset management. The Visual Control Cabinets, part of Snap-on’s Level 5 Tool Control System, utilize a clear, Makrolon® AR polycarbonate window for at-a-glance tool management and security. The full-swing door hinge creates unobstructed entry, while the gas shocks keep the door in the upright position.
Able Aerospace Services Signs Contract Renewal with Airbus Helicopters
05/25/2021 - 07:30
Able Aerospace Services, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, renews its service center agreement with Airbus Helicopters, Inc. for an additional three years. The contract designates Able as an approved Airbus Service Facility provider for dynamic component repair and overhaul services for multiple Airbus Helicopters platforms, including AS350, AS355, AS365, SA366, EC120, EC130, EC135, EC155, BK117/EC145 and BO105.
Bell 407 Receives Type Acceptance Certificate in Guernsey
05/13/2021 - 11:21
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces the Bell 407 has received its type acceptance certificate (TAC) in Bailiwick of Guernsey. This milestone will allow more European customers to add the aircraft to their operations.
05/13/2021 - 10:35
Precision aerospace manufacturing company, Aerometals, announces the award of an FAA STC authorization for the Sikorsky® H-60 helicopter engine inlet barrier filter (EIBF) following a comprehensive testing program. Based on the original S-92 EIBF developed by Aerometals, the company now offers a significantly improved system to protect H-60 turbine engines from erosion, FOD damage, fouling and corrosion. Aircraft operating offshore or in salt-laden environments can benefit from a 96.8% airborne salt nuclei separation protection efficiency.
05/12/2021 - 10:56
The board of directors for Helicopter Association International (HAI) is seeking candidates to fill the role of special advisor – UAS for the term of Jul. 1, 2021, to Jun. 30, 2022. Applicants will be a rotorcraft professional with experience in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) who is interested in giving back to the community.
05/12/2021 - 10:28
The Aircraft Electronics Association releases its first-quarter 2021 Avionics Market Report. In the first three months of the year, total worldwide business and general aviation avionics sales amounted to $568,810,353, or more than $568 million as reported by the participating companies.
S.A.F.E Expands Product Line to Include ECO CAF Fire Suppression Equipment
05/07/2021 - 11:47
S.A.F.E. Structure Designs announces it is now offering a complete product line of ECO CAF fire-suppression equipment for helicopter operations and other various applications, providing support to any facility that is considering installing or replacing its fire equipment.
Bell 505 Cargo Hook Receives EASA Certification
05/04/2021 - 11:02
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces the Bell 505 cargo hook has been approved by European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to carry up to 2,000 pounds (907 kilograms), giving the aircraft an external gross weight capability of 4,475 pounds (2,030 kg).
Bell Celebrates 60 Bell 505 Deliveries in Europe
04/20/2021 - 13:00
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces the delivery of another Bell 505 to the Montenegro Air Force, making it the 60th Bell 505 aircraft in Europe.
Helicopter Association Interplanetary Salutes First Flight of Mars Helicopter
04/19/2021 - 10:35
Helicopter Association Interplanetary (HAI) acknowledges the first successful flight of the Mars Helicopter, the first powered, controlled flight of any aircraft on another planet.
Helicopter Specialties Finishes 2020 Strong and Begins 2021 at Steady Pace
04/16/2021 - 10:09
Despite the challenges of 2020, Helicopter Specialties, Inc. (HSI) announces it finished its 21st year in business on a strong note. 2021 is also proving to be a strong year for HSI, with helicopters arriving at a steady pace at the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport from air medical organizations, government, corporate, private and international customers.
FAA Approval Received for Boost Human External Cargo Systems’ Bell 212/412 Dual Hook HEC System
04/15/2021 - 13:30
Boost Human External Cargo Systems (Boost Systems - www.boostsystems.ca), the provider of the most advanced, fully certified human external cargo (HEC) systems and training services for the search-and-rescue, public safety, utility, and defense sectors, receives Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for its Bell 212, 412, 412CF, and 412EP series HEC systems (STC: SR04616NY).