To reduce the carbon footprint of HAI HELI-EXPO 2024, Helicopter Association International (HAI) is providing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to all aircraft flying into the event. The annual conference and trade show — the largest in the world for the vertical-aviation industry — will take place Feb. 26–29 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, with exhibits open Feb. 27–29.
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) welcomes the Biden administration’s nomination of Michael Whitaker to serve as the next permanent administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Cadorath, a supplier of Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300 single part repair and overhaul, announces that the company has been named an authorized maintenance repair and overhaul center (AMROC) as part of the Rolls-Royce FIRST Network, and, in partnership with Rolls-Royce, has added complete assembly repair and overhaul support for the M250 and RR300 series of turbine engines and modules.
Helicopter Specialties, Inc. (HSI) delivers a new Airbus H125B3E helicopter completion to Bering Air of Nome, AK. The helicopter will be part of Bering Air’s fleet that provides passenger and cargo flights to 32 communities along the northwest coast of Alaska.
Enstrom Helicopter Corporation, under the ownership of Chuck Surack, is rapidly developing new rotorcraft models and features, all while witnessing an unprecedented level of product demand. As a result, Enstrom is actively recruiting to grow its already impressive workforce, which currently boasts more than 125 employees.
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) grants Hartzell Engine Tech STC approval for Plane-Power ALT-FLX alternator upgrades in a wide range of piston-powered airplanes and helicopters. The upgrades were previously approved in the United States by the Federal Aviation Administration.
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) weighs in on two initiatives critical to the safe, timely and successful integration of advanced air mobility (AAM) into the U.S. National Airspace System (NAS). The association’s comments — informed by NBAA’s AAM Roundtable and Emerging Technology Committee — provide direction to government agencies on proposals with potential impact for pilots, manufacturers, infrastructure developers and other stakeholders.
MD Helicopters (MDH) announces a contract signing with a Middle East customer to provide six Cayuse Warrior Plus Attack/Scout aircraft with precision weapons capability and six MD 530F glass cockpit upgrades. The twelve aircraft will support counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations by providing area security, tactical reconnaissance, convoy escort, and drug interdiction throughout the country. The armed MD 530F aircraft will receive glass cockpit upgrades at MD Helicopters in Mesa, AZ. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2024 for all twelve aircraft.
Axnes AS, a global provider of wireless communication solutions, receives direct feedback from the Italian Air Force about the vital role the PNG Wireless Intercom System played in its helicopter search-and-rescue operations during the recent flooding of northeast Italy. After rescue operations ended, the Italian Air Force contacted Axnes to praise the effectiveness and emphasize the necessity of wireless communications during hoisting operations on their AW139 helicopters.
The Airborne Public Safety Association (APSA) recognizes Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) founder and CEO, Mike Atwood, at its annual APSCON convention in Orlando with the Public Safety Award sponsored by MD Helicopters. The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated a longstanding and continuing dedication to airborne law-enforcement safety.
GPMS International announces that Blackcomb Helicopters, a helicopter utility service provider in Western Canada, has chosen to equip its Airbus EC135 T2 with the industry’s leading health and usage monitoring system (HUMS), Foresight MX.