Metro Aviation is embarking on a year-long project to test the capabilities of an FAA weather camera at its Ann Arbor, MI base, hypothesizing that the University of Michigan Survival Flight crew will see a reduction in canceled flights due to weather.
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!
Boost Human External Cargo Systems (Boost Systems – www.boostsystems.ca ), a leader in the provision of the most advanced, certified and compliant human external cargo (HEC) systems and services for the rescue, utility, public safety and defense sectors, introduces its latest offering: an HEC system for the MD500 series helicopter. The system is fully compliant to the latest FAR 27.865 and FAA AC133-1B HEC standards.
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), announces it has signed an agreement with VIH Aviation Group for four S-92A+™ upgrade kits. VIH Aviation Group Ltd. and its operating company, Cougar Helicopters Inc., have been a leading S-92® helicopter customer in Canada since 2004, and now, the first S-92A+ kit customer.
Air Covers Ltd, a specialist in the design of bespoke protective covers for the aerospace and marine sector, announces it has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade 2020. These awards are the most prestigious award a UK company can receive. Her Majesty The Queen approves the winners, which recognises companies of all sizes.
Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) announces the company is offering free ground shipping on all equipment sales in the United States to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Additionally, ASU is waiving all expediting fees. Customers with a night-vision-goggle service agreement will continue to receive free ground shipping.
Universal Avionics is assisting the local Tucson community in protecting healthcare workers and first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company is currently providing the non-profit group, Hope Worldwide (Tucson Chapter), with assembly-line space at its Tucson headquarters to manufacture medical face masks and shields.
The Utah State Legislature recently approved a Strategic Workforce Initiative (SWI) grant to Southern Utah University to support the growth of the Utah Rotor Pathway Program, a government-industry-education partnership preparing Utah students for high-growth occupations while serving regional industry workforce needs. The grant totals $386,000 per year for three years, for a total of $1,158,000.
Appareo receives FAA approval for installation of Stratus™ transponders in Part 27 aircraft. The STC-AML includes Airbus Helicopters, Bell Helicopter, Leonardo and Robinson Helicopter. The H-variant models, named Stratus ES-H and Stratus ESG-H, are now available through the Authorized Appareo Dealer Network and retail for the same price as the Part 23 transponders.
Metro announces the delivery of the final EC135 aircraft for the UT Health East Texas Air 1 air medical program, representing the final of three rebranded aircraft upgraded with SPIFR certifications. Headquartered in Tyler, TX, the program will soon boast six precision GPS procedures at various hospitals and bases.