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!
Vertical Flight Expo & Conference, formerly known as Helitech International, lands in Farnborough from November 5-7, in partnership with the British Helicopter Association (BHA). The event returns in a new guise to offer an opportunity for international operators to source technology for missions in oil and gas, HEMS, SAR and agriculture, amongst others.
MRO and flight operations software provider, Rusada, becomes the newest member of the European Helicopter Association (EHA). The EHA acts on behalf of the European rotorcraft industry, promoting the best interests of all sectors as an economically important, safe and sustainable industry essential to the success of European and national economies.
CHC Group announces that Carlos Madaleno, former sales director, has assumed the role of regional director as of May 1, 2019, upon Marcelo Luiz da Silva Soares retiring from the position. Soares joined CHC in his role in 2016 and has enjoyed a nearly 40-year career in the aviation and energy industries.
The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), the industry leader in remote-pilot safety education, training and certification, announces a partnership with Helicopter Association International (HAI) to provide unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) training to HAI members around the world. Through this partnership, HAI members will receive a 15 percent discount on their courses when accessed through HAI’s Online Academy portal.
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.
Avotek launches a new online course for aviation technicians and students preparing to pass the Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) certification exam. The course helps persons achieve a Federal Aviation Administration Part 65 Repairman Certificate quickly while saving money.*
Precision Aviation Group (PAG), a provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry, receives the Excellence Award presented by MD Helicopters, Inc. The award signifies PAG’s commitment and approach to serving its global “mission-critical” customer base. The award was presented at the 2019 HAI Heli-Expo in Atlanta, GA.
A leading global helicopter operator and an innovative software firm are teaming up to deliver real-time risk management tools that will raise the bar on helicopter safety. PHI International, formerly HNZ, the international operating division of PHI Inc, is partnering with Ideagen, a UK-based, global software developer, to implement Ideagen’s Coruson software across PHI’s international business.
CHC Helicopter announces the official opening of early-bird registration for its annual CHC Safety and Quality Summit, one of the premier aviation safety conferences in the industry. The 2019 CHC Safety & Quality Summit will take place at the Omni Dallas Hotel on October 1-3.