Helicopter Maintenance News

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 09:45
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announces the sale of the first Bell 505 NXi in Slovakia to WELLPHARMA S.R.O., marking the second Bell 505 sale in the country in 2021. The customer will take delivery of the aircraft in summer 2022 at Bell’s Prague service center. The corporate-configured Bell 505 will be equipped with the latest Garmin G1000 NXi avionics and used for corporate and private transportation.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 16:59

Wow! Great Human Factors term right? But “Effective Communication” is more than psychological hyperbole. Effective Communication is defined as the successful conveyance or exchange of information or news.

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University of Maryland Teams Honored for First Organ Transplant by Drone
University of Maryland Teams Honored for First Organ Transplant by Drone
Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces the University of Maryland UAS Test Site Team, led by director Matt Scassero, and University of Maryland Medical Center’s Dr. Joseph Scalea are the 2021 recipients of the association’s Golden Hour Award. The award recognizes the efforts of an individual, group or organization that, through a particular activity or contributions over time, has advanced the use of helicopters or UAS aircraft in the vital mission of air medical transport.
David Fox Named Recipient of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Award for Maintenance Excellence
David Fox Named Recipient of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Award for Maintenance Excellence
Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces life-long maintenance professional David Fox is the 2021 recipient of the association’s Maintenance Excellence Award. The award, sponsored by Rolls-Royce, recognizes an individual for long-standing excellence in rotorcraft maintenance, maintenance instruction or supervision, or a single significant contribution to rotorcraft maintenance.
TVA Selects GPMS’ Foresight MX Helicopter Health Monitoring System for Its Bell 407GXis and New MD530 and Bell 429 Aircraft
TVA Selects GPMS’ Foresight MX Helicopter Health Monitoring System for Its Bell 407GXis and New MD530 and Bell 429 Aircraft
The Tennessee Valley Authority selects GPMS' Foresight MX Helicopter Health and Usage Monitoring System to provide service on current Bell 407GXi aircraft as well as on planned fleet additions, including an MD530 and Bell 429.
American Drone Manufacturing Plant Takes Root in Connecticut
American Drone Manufacturing Plant Takes Root in Connecticut
Aquiline Drones (AD) meets the increasing demand for "Made in America" drones by opening the first drone manufacturing and assembly plant in Connecticut. The Hartford-based aviation cloud solutions provider and commercial drone manufacturer now produces Drone Volt's Altura Zenith and Hercules 2 drones — re-branded by AD as the Spartacus line of drones: Spartacus MACKS and Spartacus HURRICANE.
TRAXXALL Welcomes Aviation Industry Veteran with Specialization in Rotorcraft Operations
TRAXXALL Welcomes Aviation Industry Veteran with Specialization in Rotorcraft Operations
TRAXXALL, a provider of maintenance tracking, announces that Jim Coates has joined the TRAXXALL team as an aircraft maintenance analyst. Reporting to the director of operations, Coates' mandate is to support clients by ensuring that they have the best experience and derive maximum value from TRAXXALL’s powerful maintenance tracking system.
Bell Announces Sale of Six Bell 505s to Jamaica Defence Force
Bell Announces Sale of Six Bell 505s to Jamaica Defence Force
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announces a signed purchase agreement for six Bell 505 aircraft to the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). The newly acquired Bell 505s will be configured to support public safety missions in-country and be used by the Force’s Caribbean Military Aviation School (CMAS) to train international rotorcraft pilots.

HAI Cancels HAI HELI-EXPO 2021

Responding to an increasing number of voices from across the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) industry, Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces it has made the difficult decision to cancel HAI HELI-EXPO 2021. HAI will not reschedule this year’s event. Instead, the association will redirect its efforts to producing HAI HELI-EXPO 2022, which will be held on March 7–10 in Dallas,...
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, recently delivered the first European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)-certified Bell 505 NXi to a corporate customer in Europe. The delivery was made at the Bell Textron Prague facility. “We are proud to now offer the Bell 505 NXi to our European customers,” says Duncan Van De Velde, managing director, Europe and Russia. “With receiving EASA...

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