Hartzell Propeller purchases the assets of Tanis Aircraft Products, a manufacturer of engine preheat systems for fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, with facilities in Minnesota. The Tanis brand will become part of Hartzell Propeller’s heated products, which now includes systems for propeller de-ice, piston-engine preheat, turbine-engine preheat, helicopter preheat, battery, avionics and cabin preheat.
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!
S.A.F.E. Structure Designs announces it is now offering a complete product line of ECO CAF fire-suppression equipment for helicopter operations and other various applications, providing support to any facility that is considering installing or replacing its fire equipment.
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces the Bell 505 cargo hook has been approved by European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to carry up to 2,000 pounds (907 kilograms), giving the aircraft an external gross weight capability of 4,475 pounds (2,030 kg).
Despite the challenges of 2020, Helicopter Specialties, Inc. (HSI) announces it finished its 21st year in business on a strong note. 2021 is also proving to be a strong year for HSI, with helicopters arriving at a steady pace at the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport from air medical organizations, government, corporate, private and international customers.
Boost Human External Cargo Systems (Boost Systems - www.boostsystems.ca ), the provider of the most advanced, fully certified human external cargo (HEC) systems and training services for the search-and-rescue, public safety, utility, and defense sectors, receives Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for its Bell 212, 412, 412CF, and 412EP series HEC systems (STC: SR04616NY).
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, delivers two Bell 407GXi helicopters to Shin-Nihon Helicopters in Japan. With this delivery, Shin-Nihon Helicopters becomes the first Japanese company to purchase and operate the 407GXi aircraft. A longstanding Bell customer since its establishment in 1960, Shin-Nihon Helicopters will use both helicopters to conduct power-line patrol missions for electric power companies.
ExxonMobil announces that Mobil Jet™ Oil 387 is approved for use in Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300 engines which are most commonly found in helicopters. The Rolls-Royce M250 is one of the most popular turbine engines in the world, with over 170 different helicopter and fixed-wing applications in both civil and military aircraft.
ALPINE AEROTECH announces that it has officially received a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) supplemental type certificate (STC) for a comprehensive avionic suite upgrade for Bell 212s engaged in day/night VFR operations. The upgrade utilizes pilot/co-pilot Garmin G500TXi primary flight displays (PFD) and a single GTN 750Xi GPS/NAV/COMM.
Safran Helicopter Engines signs a Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contract with the German federal police (Bundespolizei), covering their H120 fleet. The contract formalizes a long-term MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) and service agreement supporting a total of 11 Arrius 2F engines. The Bundespolizei currently operate 10 H120 helicopters for training missions.