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!
A new report by global aviation services provider, AAR (NYSE: AIR), examines the significant opportunities for the industry to grow its pool of aircraft maintenance workers and track progress through public-private partnerships, targeted recruitment and career pathways that are designed using stackable credentials toward advancement.
Airbus Helicopters North America celebrates two milestone anniversaries of operations this year. Airbus Helicopters, Inc., based in Grand Prairie, TX, is celebrating 50 years of sales and support for U.S. helicopter operators, while Airbus Helicopters Canada Ltd., located in Fort Erie, Ontario, is marking its 35-year milestone.
Titan Tool Supply, Inc., Buffalo, NY, announces the introduction of its new TVS-35 Series Videoscope to provide remote visual inspection for aviation maintenance; casting and cavity inspection; or diesel and gasoline engine repair. The new quality-control instrument features full 360° articulation using durable Tungsten-braided sheathing that enables easy insertion and bending through complex environments.
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, presents a check for $10,000 to the Make-A-Wish® Foundation. Sikorsky president, Dan Schultz, presented president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Connecticut, Pamela Keough, with the donation from funds raised by the Sikorsky Air Fire Department from T-shirt sales over the 2018 holiday season.
Tdata, Inc. announces it has released its IA7 Advanced Airworthiness System for the web. IA7 has many new features and has evolved from Tdata’s extensive 30-years' experience creating software for aviation maintenance and airworthiness directives research and reporting.
LORD Corporation, a provider of management of vibration, noise and motion control, is now certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for tension torsion (TT) straps. The certification allows LORD to sell EASA-certified STC parts direct and through authorized distributors in Europe.
The first application of the Safran Hybrid-Electric Propulsion System (HEPS), the Bell Nexus, is officially unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The propulsion solution of this multi-rotor vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft is capable of producing more than 600 kWe power. During ground tests last June the system produced 100 kWe. Further tests will be carried out next year.
Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Aviation Inc. company, joins with dignitaries from the East Valley, Phoenix and Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport to celebrate the groundbreaking of a 50,000-square-foot expansion at its headquarters within Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, AZ.