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!
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announces the delivery of the 200th Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Austria-based operator Hubi-fly Helikopter GmbH. The aircraft will be used for corporate transport.
NMC-Wollard, a global supplier of aviation ground-support equipment for 70+ years, announces it is now Wollard International and has been acquired by a group led by Robert Priddy and Kilroy Partners. Industry veteran John Carroll is chairman of the new company and Greg McDermott remains president.
Onboard Systems International, LLC, a provider of innovative helicopter cargo-hook equipment, announces that its Surefire® Release Technology cargo-hook kits for the Bell 204, 205, 212 and 412 aircraft have been STC-certified by the FAA and are now available for worldwide installation.
Helicopter Foundation International (HFI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, opens its annual offering of up to 22 scholarships to help support students studying to become part of tomorrow's helicopter industry. HFI encourages those who fit the following eligibility requirements to apply.
Baker Aviation, the master distributor of HOT-STOP® 'L' Fire Containment Kits, now offers an ELT-sized vessel for safe and convenient stowage of a lithium-ion battery-powered device with other emergency life-raft equipment.
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.