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.
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!
Librestream announces that Safran Helicopter Engines has successfully deployed a remote video technical assistance service using the Onsight collaborative platform. Safran Helicopter Engines first announced this innovative Expert link branded service at the HAI Heli-Expo February 28 in conjunction with Heli Austria, Rotortech Services, Inc., and Heligo, first customers of this new service.
After analyzing dozens of helicopter accidents that resulted in fatalities for pilots and passengers, the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team ( www.USHST.org ) has determined that the further development and wider usage of these four flight technologies will improve safety across the helicopter industry and save lives.
FlightSafety International announces a new leadership workshop designed specifically for flight department personnel. Leadership Elements for Flight Department Professionals was developed in conjunction with ServiceElements.
At HAI Heli-Expo, Safran Helicopter Engines is launching Expert link, a new video assistance service, and announcing the first customers: Heli Austria, Rotortech Services Inc., and Heligo. This new service allows the customer to connect with Safran Helicopter Engines experts through a secure, live video feed to facilitate technical diagnosis or guide them through a maintenance task.
Leonardo announces further combined orders for helicopters at Heli-Expo in Las Vegas for a total of 17 aircraft valued at almost 140 million euro for several customers in various countries and for a range of commercial and public service applications. Contracts include a mix of AW119Kx single engine, AW109 GrandNew and AW109 Trekker light twins, AW169 light-intermediate, AW139 intermediate and AW189 super medium types, confirming the strong competitiveness of the company’s modern product portfolio.
TRAXXALL Technologies, providers of a highly innovative aircraft maintenance tracking and inventory management system, announces a partnership with Airbus Helicopters, the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer.
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) issues the following statement in response to the Feb. 27 announcement from House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-9-PA) to set aside his proposal for removing air traffic control (ATC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The proposal was part of House legislation (H.R. 2997) to reauthorize funding and programs for the FAA.
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE:LMT) enters into an exclusive distribution agreement with HABCO Industries to supply ground support equipment products for the maintenance, servicing and manufacturing production of Sikorsky helicopter products. The announcement was made at the 2018 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo.
Conklin & de Decker opens registration for its Exploring Aircraft Operating Costs Seminar. The program will be presented on April 24-25, 2018, in Scottsdale, AZ. As a National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) accepted program, attendees can receive CAM credit for participating in this seminar.
Conklin & de Decker announces it will offer Heli-Expo 2018 attendees a special 10% discount on its most popular data products during the three-day convention from Feb. 27-March 1 in Las Vegas, NV. Show attendees are invited to stop by the Conklin & de Decker booth, #C4135, to receive the special show discount, to enter a drawing for a Quadcopter Photo Drone Package, and to see live demonstrations of its newly updated products.