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!
DART Aerospace announces it has recently received approvals from the Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC) for three supplemental-type-certified products, including the emergency float system for the Bell 505, as well as door modification kits, cargo mirror kits and pulse light kits for the Bell Medium series. The products are the first of their kind to be approved for use in the Mexican aviation market.
StandardAero and Robertson Fuel Systems deliver two AS350/EC130 crash-resistant fuel tanks (CRFT) to Hangar One Avionics, which will soon be installed on the Oklahoma City Police Department’s (OKCPD) AS350 B3e (H125) helicopters.
DART Aerospace announces that its e-commerce site is now available globally. With over 4,500 products to offer, DART’s comprehensive website allows online purchasing 24 hours a day and seven days a week, making it easier than ever for clients to shop for aircraft parts online.
Heli-One, a provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, announces the hiring of Christian Drouin as Heli-One's vice president of Operations. He will oversee more than 600 employees at the Canadian, Norwegian and Polish MRO facilities.
With half of 2019 completed and another six months to go, the U.S. helicopter industry is experiencing a year of tragic accidents with too many lives being lost. To stem the surge of fatal accidents, the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team ( www.USHST.org ) is calling on helicopter operators, pilots, instructors and mechanics to rely on safety basics and place a stronger emphasis on identifying and managing risk.
WinAir announces that Geisinger Life Flight has successfully implemented digital signatures for its aviation management software, WinAir Version 7, and is now live with this new feature. Digital signatures provide Geisinger with the ability to have mechanics and inspectors electronically sign-off on maintenance tasks and job completion. As a result of this implementation, Geisinger has become the first aviation operation to receive Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) approval to utilize WinAir’s digital signatures functionality.
Safran Helicopter Engines and Thai Aviation Industries (TAI) sign an agreement to extend their support to helicopter engines used by the Royal Thai Armed Forces and Thai parapublic operators. The agreement marks a new stage in a partnership that began in 2017, with Safran supporting Makila used on H225 operated by the Royal Thai Air Force.
Airbus announces that Romain Trapp has been appointed president of Airbus Helicopters, Inc. and head of the North America region for helicopters. He succeeds Chris Emerson, who is assuming the role of president of Airbus Defense and Space, Inc.