Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces the Bell 407 has received its type acceptance certificate (TAC) in Bailiwick of Guernsey. This milestone will allow more European customers to add the aircraft to their operations.
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!
Airbus Helicopters, in Grand Prairie, TX, is seeking a manager for its Dynamic Component Repair Shop (DCR). In this challenging but rewarding role, the manager will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the DCR shop to ensure safe maintenance operations and compliance with all company, FAA and governmental safety rules and regulations, including the aircraft airworthiness.
Saint-Gobain Abrasives, an abrasives manufacturer, announces a new safety resource microsite offering a wide range of resources to help ensure the safe design, application and use of Norton abrasives products.
H+S Aviation, a Signature Aviation Global Engine Services (GES) company, announces the appointment of industry veteran Len Russo to serve as a global strategic account executive for the company’s T700 and CT7 engine product lines.
GPMS announces it has received an FAA supplemental type certification (STC) for its Foresight MX health-monitoring system on the AS350 ‘AStar’ helicopter platform. The initial certification is on the H125 (AS350-B3). The company plans to file a Transport Canada CA and pursue EASA approvals and STC amendments to include B2 variants.
Genesys Aerosystems and Metro Aviation announce that the companies have earned Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) certification for the Genesys IFR avionics suite on the Airbus EC145e. The FAA previously certified the avionics suite in 2019.
Concorde® Battery Corporation announces the 2021 dates of its popular IA Renewal Series. Due to pandemic restrictions, the IA Renewal Series has moved to a virtual format and will be accessed on the GoToWebinar® platform. There is no charge for participation.
Leonardo announces that Life Link III, an EMS operator in Minnesota and Wisconsin in the United States, has signed a contract for an AW169 and an AW109 Trekker for air-medical transport missions. The helicopters will ensure in-flight critical care and transport patients across the upper-Midwest of the country. Delivery is anticipated to take place in the fourth quarter of 2021. The order marks the entry of the AW109 Trekker into the U.S. for EMS applications and further grows the success of the AW169 in this market.
Hill Helicopters unveils its Hill GT50 light turbine engine, designed specifically for the new Hill HX50 luxury personal helicopter. An elegant and intellectual combination of time-tested, proven engine technologies and today’s turbine engine advancements, the GT50 is a compact, light, reliable and innovative solution that defines the future of the light turbine helicopter.
Arizona-based rotor blade manufacturer Van Horn Aviation (VHA) receives a letter of acceptance from Transport Canada for the company’s updated composite main rotor blades fitting the Bell 206B JetRanger helicopter. Approved by the FAA in August 2020, the new VHA 206B Version 2 main rotor blades may now be installed for use on Bell 206B JetRangers in Canada.
Concorde Battery receives FAA STC SR01067DE, approving installation of RG-641, a lead-acid main battery, on Enstrom 480/480B models. RG-641 is designed as a drop-in replacement for the original equipment lead-acid battery on the helicopter. No kit or hardware is required to convert.