Hartzell Propeller purchases the assets of Tanis Aircraft Products, a manufacturer of engine preheat systems for fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, with facilities in Minnesota. The Tanis brand will become part of Hartzell Propeller’s heated products, which now includes systems for propeller de-ice, piston-engine preheat, turbine-engine preheat, helicopter preheat, battery, avionics and cabin preheat.
At Helicopter Maintenance magazine, we remain optimistic about the future of the helicopter industry. So much so that we are ending the year with our first ever attendance at a European helicopter trade show!
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 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 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. (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 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, 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 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.
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.
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.
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.