Helicopter Maintenance News

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 11:14
Swiss air-rescue service Rega orders a second batch of 12 five-bladed H145 helicopters to be operated from its mountain bases, replacing the current fleet of AW109SP helicopters. This new order follows an initial contract for nine H145s, announced in March this year. By 2026, Rega will operate an all-Airbus fleet consisting of 21 five-bladed H145s.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 10:51

After 119 years of aircraft technology advancements, we are still seeing technology developments. Like the Wright Brothers in the years leading to first flight in 1903, companies investing in the future of aviation do so with great risk at the chance of either rewards or failure.

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Helicopter Association International Addresses Pandemic Issues Related to Holding HAI HELI-EXPO 2021 in New Orleans
Helicopter Association International Addresses Pandemic Issues Related to Holding HAI HELI-EXPO 2021 in New Orleans
Helicopter Association International (HAI) remains committed to supporting the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) industry by holding an in-person HAI HELI-EXPO 2021 in New Orleans March 22–25, with exhibits open March 23–25.
Bell Certifies New Helicopter Flight Data Monitoring Device
Bell Certifies New Helicopter Flight Data Monitoring Device
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announces the supplemental type certificate (STC) for the installation of QuantiFLY™, a new aircraft communication unit (ACU) powered by Truth Data, offering a true low-cost, lightweight and fully automatic flight data monitoring (FDM) solution, currently available for the Bell 407GXi and Bell 429. Bell developed QuantiFLY with Appareo and FDM analytics to enable operators to affordably use the data from QuantiFLY to be actionable and drive safety.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces $5.8 million in research, education and training grants to universities that comprise FAA’s Air Transportation Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE).
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announces the delivery of a Bell 505 to the Fort Worth Police Department. Bell executives and city officials celebrated the delivery at the police department’s hangar at Meacham Airport to mark a 70-year relationship between Bell and Fort Worth.
Bucher Leichtbau's Emergency Medical System H135 AC67 Flex Receives EASA Approval
Bucher Leichtbau's Emergency Medical System H135 AC67 Flex Receives EASA Approval
The Bucher Group, a specialist in emergency medical systems, announces that its new rescue equipment, H135 AC67 flex, is now EASA-certified on all variants of the H135 helicopter. Further developments by Bucher's engineers of the AC67 equipment, which has been in use successfully for many years, now results in the new AC67 flex.
Construction on the new Flammability Lab at the Duncan Aviation full-service facility in Battle Creek, MI, is to be completed next week. Duncan Aviation’s Engineering & Certification Services is not only expanding the size of its burn lab, it is also expanding its testing capabilities to include the NexGen or Sonic Burner test, also known as the FAR 25.853 (b) Fire-Blocking test.
Safran Signs By-the-hour Support Contract with State Grid General Aviation Company
Safran Signs By-the-hour Support Contract with State Grid General Aviation Company
Safran Helicopter Engines signs a Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contract with State Grid General Aviation Company (SGGAC), covering its H215 and H225 fleets. This contract formalizes a long-term MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) and service agreement supporting a total of 4 Makila engines. The contract also includes the renewal of SBH® support for 14 Arriel 2D engines powering the operator’s fleet of 13 H125 helicopters.

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