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Friday, August 16, 2019 - 07:39
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. 

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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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AEM Invests in High-Pressure, High-Flow Hydraulic Test Stand
AEM Invests in High-Pressure, High-Flow Hydraulic Test Stand
AEM Limited, a unit of AMETEK Aerospace & Defense, installs a new semi-automated Testek hydraulic test stand at its Ramsgate, Kent, facility in the United Kingdom. The hydraulic test station provides AEM the capability to test a wide-ranging variety of hydraulic units, including pumps, motors, transfer units, valves, controls, actuators, servo valves, servo actuators and flight controls. It...
Corporate Service Supply & Manufacturing, an FAA/EASA-approved Part 145 accessory repair facility, announces it has recently become an Authorized DJI Enterprise Dealer for its family of unmanned aerial vehicles and equipment. Unlike an online store, CSSM assists clients with identifying their specific UAV requirements and helps to customize a vehicle and payload to help target those needs...
Helitech International, the largest civil rotorcraft show in Europe, will be bustling with the latest, cutting-edge technology at the ExCeL London this year. The industry’s biggest names, Bell Helicopter , Airbus Helicopters and Leonardo are all bringing their latest aircraft to the show, which will be complemented by a wide range of innovative technologies from avionics suites to VR. Every year...
Bucher to Unveil New H135 AC67 at Helitech 2017
Bucher to Unveil New H135 AC67 at Helitech 2017
Bucher Leichtbau prepares to present its innovative and modular helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) at this year’s Helitech International held in London from October 3-5. Bucher will unveil its newly redesigned AC67 equipment. Installed in a full-size (1:1) H135 mockup, visitors to the booth will have the opportunity to try out the new product from the doctor or paramedic seat or even...
Go Engine Management Company (Gemco) announces the expansion of its popular line of piston-engine cost-stabilization products with the addition of a unique, new Helicopter Savings Overhaul Program. Designed to assist owners and operators in meeting the FAA mandatory 2200-hour airframe and engine overhaul requirement which can exceed $250,000, the program provides many benefits including: A fixed...
Matt Zuccaro
Matt Zuccaro
With expectations of flooded roads, damaged roads and bridges, and downed trees, military and first responders are putting helicopters on standby to assist with search-and-rescue (SAR) operations that might follow Hurricane Harvey into Texas. At the same time, the civilian helicopter community is also preparing to assist with the aftermath of the hurricane, much as it assisted following Hurricane...
Airbus Helicopters and IAR Deepen Strategic Partnership on H215M with 15-year Agreement
Airbus Helicopters and IAR Deepen Strategic Partnership on H215M with 15-year Agreement
Airbus Helicopters and IAR, Romania’s leading aerospace company, decide to extend their exclusive cooperation on the H215M multirole helicopter. Under this general agreement IAR will become the prime contractor for the H215M for any future order by the Romanian Ministry of Defense to replace their ageing fleet. Initially signed for five (5) years, the agreement has been extended to 15 years,...
Helitech International, Europe’s leading event for the rotorcraft community, announces the industry’s foremost operators—including Airbus Helicopters, Babcock International Group and Leonardo—will present informative and engaging Technical Sessions as part of its 2017 conference program. Visitors are invited to attend a dynamic agenda of seminars to learn from industry experts and discover the...
Lithium-ion Engine-start Battery Now Available for Robinson R66
Lithium-ion Engine-start Battery Now Available for Robinson R66
True Blue Power announces the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted type certification (TC) for the company’s TB17 (17-amp hour) lithium-ion, engine-start battery on Robinson R66 helicopters. In addition to this recent certification, the TB17 is now STC-approved on Robinson R44 helicopters and type-certified as standard equipment on Bell Helicopter’s new 505 Jet Ranger XTM. True Blue...
Varley USA, an engineering and manufacturing company that specializes in aerospace and defense programs, announces the initial delivery of the new H-60 Bridge Tool Kits to the U.S. Army, Army National Guard and U.S. Coast Guard. The H-60 Bridge Tool Kit contains specially designed tools for the removal and installation of “5-Pack” (gearbox, two engine input and two accessory drive modules)...