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.
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!
Helicopter Foundation International (HFI), the charitable arm of Helicopter Association International, announces the 20 recipients of scholarships for 2019. Available to aviation students around the world, the scholarships support HFI’s long-standing mission to educate the next generation of helicopter professionals.
Robinson’s R22 officially turns 40 years old on March 16th. In celebration, at this year’s Heli Expo convention in Atlanta, Robinson will display a new R22 (S/N 4797, N40YR) painted in the same scheme and colors as the very first R22 (S/N 0001).
Onboard Systems International, Inc., a provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, announces its dual cargo-hook kit for the MD500 series has been STC-certified by the FAA. This cargo hook system meets the 14 CFR Part 27 certification requirements for human external cargo (HEC) and has been built around a dual installation of Onboard's TALON® LC Hydraulic Hook. The kit will be on display at the 2019 Heli-Expo show at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA, on March 5-7 at Onboard's booth (B5409).
Alpine Aerotech is best known for its comprehensive maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities; serving leading makes and models of helicopters worldwide. What many may might not know is that it also leases a large fleet of transport category aircraft equipped for a variety of utility operations. This unique perspective on maintenance and operations has led it to invest in a series of...
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration recognizes the National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies (NCATT) Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) certification as equivalent to formal training when determining eligibility for a repairman certificate. This action helps simplify the application process for repairman certification, strengthening efforts to recruit and retain avionics technicians in this innovative and fast-growing industry.
Airbus Helicopters Inc. and Helisim have broken ground on a new, state-of-the-art helicopter pilot and maintenance crew training center in Grand Prairie, TX. With an initial investment of $40 million, the Helisim Simulation Center will provide introductory and recurrent training to thousands of pilot personnel each year. The first stage of the new facility is scheduled for completion later this...
S.A.F.E. Structure Designs announces the delivery of its custom MH-60 Pitch Adjustment Tool, MH-60 Cowling Rack, and MH-60 Parts Cage for The United States Coast Guard fleet of Sikorsky MH-60 aircraft in Sitka, AK. The S.A.F.E. products delivered to The United States Coast Guard in Sitka, AK were designed to support the Sikorsky MH-60, and these products have been sought after and tested by...
A record 80+ aviation maintenance teams from around the world plan to compete against each other in the industry’s premier annual event, the Aerospace Maintenance Competition Presented by Snap-on. The event will be held at the MRO Americas 2019 Convention, April 8-11, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.
The government and industry cooperative effort to promote helicopter safety and reduce accidents and fatalities, the International Helicopter Safety Team, is now the International Helicopter Safety Foundation.
Snap-on Industrial launches a new lineup of grinder and cutoff tools that are lightweight and designed for low vibration. The four new grinders and two new cutoff tools feature pneumatic motors that keep internal components cool; adjustable rear exhaust that allows the operator to direct air flow away from the work area; and a built-in air regulator to dial in the exact speed for each specific application.