S.A.F.E. Structure Designs announces it is now offering a complete product line of ECO CAF fire-suppression equipment for helicopter operations and other various applications, providing support to any facility that is considering installing or replacing its fire equipment.
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!
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.
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.
Alpine Aerotech announces it has validated several of its Transport Canada STCs (supplemental type certificates) in various international airworthiness regions. Most recently the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has validated its Bell 205/212/412 Bear Paws and 13-person shoulder harness kit.
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.
Bell Helicopters announces another milestone reached in the flight-test program for its Autonomous Pod Transport. On Dec. 9, the ATP flew with 110 lbs. of payload over an 8-mile route at Bell’s testing site near Fort Worth, TX.
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.
Hospeco Brands Group, a manufacturer of products that protect, clean and provide care and comfort to millions around the globe, introduces a powerful new solution — in stock and available through the company’s distribution channel. New and widely available WetWorks® Pre-Saturated Cleaning Wipes make clean-up easy with a single-dispense, 8.4 in. x 6 in. wipe that contains a hospital-grade quaternary formula.
EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “company”), an autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, achieves a significant milestone on the path to offering urban air mobility (“UAM”) services worldwide. On Dec. 9, the Civil Aviation Authority of Austria issued a trial flight permit for the EH216 passenger-grade AAV. The permit allows trial operation of full unmanned flights in Austrian national airspace. This is the first flight permit for EHang’s passenger-grade AAVs within the European Union.
Metro Aviation delivers a new H125, the most advanced law-enforcement helicopter completed by the Shreveport, LA-based company, to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Metro collaborated with aviation technology and wireless communications provider, CNC Technologies, to customize the aircraft to meet the Texas DPS’s specific mission needs.