Helicopter Maintenance News

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 06:03
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces that, should the Bell 407GXi be selected for the U.S. Navy Advanced Helicopter Trainer program, the company plans to conduct final assembly of the aircraft in Ozark, AL. Bell submitted its proposal to the Navy on April 2. The Navy is seeking to acquire 130 aircraft.

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Friday, October 13, 2017 - 12:17

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!

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April-May 2019 Helicopter Maintenance

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After a four year restoration programme undertaken by a team of AgustaWestland apprentices, the record breaking Westland Lynx helicopter, which is still the official holder of the helicopter World Speed Record, was today unveiled by AgustaWestland’s CEO Bruno Spagnolini and apprentices to employees gathered at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil factory. After the unveiling Bruno Spagnolini, CEO, said “To...
Fort Worth, TX – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $194,249 civil penalty against ERA Helicopters Inc., of Lake Charles, La., for violations of the FAA’s drug and alcohol testing program regulations. The FAA alleges ERA failed to conduct required pre-employment drug tests and receive verified negative test results in 2010 before hiring eight employees to perform safety-...
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published its Annual Safety Review for 2010. The review shows a high level of safety for commercial air transport operations in EASA Member States*. Indeed, it was the first year in the history of aviation in Europe that no fatal accidents occurred for commercial helicopter and aeroplane operations. Commenting on the release of the review, EASA's...
AvidAir International is one of only six companies world-wide that provides RR250 compressor case repair and overhaul (R&O), and has recently been granted Federal Aviation Administration approval to provide its new patent pending carbon fiber composite lining to the industry. Craig Rookstool, President and CEO for AvidAir notes that this is a new carbon fiber composite solution for the...
Sikorsky Aerospace Services’ Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (SAS MRO) division announces it received the 2010 Maintenance Excellence Award from the Naval Reserve Tactical Support Wing (TSW) for support of the VFC-13 Squadron based in Fallon, NV. Sikorsky Aerospace Services is the worldwide aftermarket division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. The award, also...
HeliFlite, a provider of helicopter transportation in the New York area, celebrates its 20,000th accident-free flight hour in its 12 year history. Founded in 1998, HeliFlite is a full service helicopter operator offering on demand charter, a 25-hour HeliCard, fractional ownership and aircraft management services. HeliFlite’s outstanding safety record has been recognized by ARGUS International who...
Air Methods Corporation has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire OF Air Holdings Corporation and its subsidiaries including Omniflight Helicopters, Inc. (together, Omniflight). Omniflight provides air medical transport services throughout the United States and provides these services under both the community-based and hospital-based service delivery models utilizing a fleet of...

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