Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), renews its WYVERN Wingman certification for the 22nd year in a row. WYVERN Ltd. is a globally recognized leader in aviation-safety risk management. The Wingman Standard is an audit set forth to rigorously vet air-charter operators and is a requirement for many consumers of the business aviation industry.
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!
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.
Honeywell (NYSE: HON) sees an increased demand for its HTS900 turboshaft engine and is anticipating an additional six to eight new engines to be operating on Eagle Copters’ Eagle 407HP model by the end of the year. Eagle Copters has delivered 16 HTS900 engines to date and currently has 15 in service on three continents.
GlobalParts.aero is exhibiting for the first time at the 2018 Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, NV, on Feb. 27-March 1. Working to further develop its parts business within the rotor-wing market, GlobalParts.aero continues to grow as a Kansas-based company from its inception in 2003.
At the 2018 HAI Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, NV, MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) displays two of its single-engine helicopter models, each featuring an advanced all-glass cockpit. The cornerstones of MDHI’s booth (#N5505) will be the Virginia Beach Police Department’s new MD 530F alongside one of six (6) MD 530G attack helicopters ordered by the Malaysian Ministry of Defence. The glass cockpit solutions featured in these aircraft will be FAA-certified and available to all MD 530 airframe operators.
MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) celebrates the delivery of a new, custom-configured MD 530F with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO). Officially accepted into operation in February, EAGLE 1 is now delivered to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office fleet, Sheriff Margaret Mims, and the Fresno County Board of Supervisors. With this delivery, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit becomes the first airborne law enforcement unit in the country to fly MD Helicopters’ advanced, FAA-certified all-glass cockpit.
Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, announces it is expanding its partnership with CHC through the placement of a second Airbus Helicopters H175 aircraft with the operator. The helicopter is due to enter service in December 2018 and will be supporting CHC’s operations in the UK.