Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), and Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec) announce that the Pratt & Whitney PW207V engine has been selected to power its VRT500 light, single-engine, civil helicopter designed by VR-Technologies LLC (part of Russian Helicopters).
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!
Alpine Aerotech, an international leader in helicopter maintenance and product development, announces that it has officially secured a TCCA STC (FAA/EASA STC pending) for its cost-effective digital flight instrument kit applicable to Bell 212 Day/Night VFR operations.
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.
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announces the delivery of the 200th Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Austria-based operator Hubi-fly Helikopter GmbH. The aircraft will be used for corporate transport.
NMC-Wollard, a global supplier of aviation ground-support equipment for 70+ years, announces it is now Wollard International and has been acquired by a group led by Robert Priddy and Kilroy Partners. Industry veteran John Carroll is chairman of the new company and Greg McDermott remains president.
Onboard Systems International, LLC, a provider of innovative helicopter cargo-hook equipment, announces that its Surefire® Release Technology cargo-hook kits for the Bell 204, 205, 212 and 412 aircraft have been STC-certified by the FAA and are now available for worldwide installation.
Helicopter Foundation International (HFI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, opens its annual offering of up to 22 scholarships to help support students studying to become part of tomorrow's helicopter industry. HFI encourages those who fit the following eligibility requirements to apply.
Baker Aviation, the master distributor of HOT-STOP® 'L' Fire Containment Kits, now offers an ELT-sized vessel for safe and convenient stowage of a lithium-ion battery-powered device with other emergency life-raft equipment.