The Utah State Legislature recently approved a Strategic Workforce Initiative (SWI) grant to Southern Utah University to support the growth of the Utah Rotor Pathway Program, a government-industry-education partnership preparing Utah students for high-growth occupations while serving regional industry workforce needs. The grant totals $386,000 per year for three years, for a total of $1,158,000.
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!
Concorde Battery Corporation, in support of aircraft maintenance technicians and in conjunction with aircraft parts manufacturers, airframe manufacturers, parts distributors, industry associations and the FAA, opens registration for 6 IA renewal events in 2020. Participants can take advantage of the technical expertise Concorde has gathered in one location and leave with an 8-hour certificate at no charge.
Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, announces it has received the HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion Award from the U.S. Department of Labor for 2019 for its efforts to recruit, employ and retain the nation’s veterans.
Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry, receives an award from Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI) for achieving 100% on-target quality performance, recognizing the company’s performance in support of Airbus Helicopters’ AS350, UH-72A, EC-135 and EC-145 platforms.
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, signs an agreement with the Army Partnership for Youth Success Program (PaYS) during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Bell Forth Worth headquarters.
Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces that Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) Ambulance Service is the 2020 recipient of the Salute to Excellence Golden Hour Award. This award recognizes the efforts of an individual, group or organization that, through a particular activity or contributions over time, has advanced the use of helicopters in the vital mission of air medical transport.
Simplex, a company of DART Aerospace, receives FAA approval for the Approved Models List (AML) extension of its STC SR02657SE. This certification applies to the UH-60/S-70 Black Hawks’ Simplex Model 370i Internal Fire Attack System (FAS).
Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announces that it has promoted Ben Morgan to the position of assistant program manager and business development representative for PM Cargo and Fleet Support.
Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces that Jason Glynn, a pilot for Era Helicopters in Houma, LA, is the 2020 recipient of the association’s Pilot of the Year Award. The award recognizes an outstanding single feat performed by a helicopter pilot during the year or extraordinary professionalism over a period of time. Nominees must be active helicopter pilots.
Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces that Bryn Elliott is the 2020 recipient of the association’s Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award. The award, sponsored by MD Helicopters, recognizes an individual or organization that has contributed to the promotion and advancement of helicopters in support of law enforcement activities. Nominees were not limited to pilots or law enforcement personnel.
Inmarsat, a leader in global mobile satellite communications, announces the launch of SwiftBroadband Helo (SB-Helo) X-Stream, a new system for X-Stream services specifically developed for rotary aircraft. The tailor-made solution is designed to achieve advanced streaming performance on intermediate and high-gain antennas, alleviating the connectivity constraints traditionally caused by rotary blades.