Helicopter Maintenance News

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 11:14
Swiss air-rescue service Rega orders a second batch of 12 five-bladed H145 helicopters to be operated from its mountain bases, replacing the current fleet of AW109SP helicopters. This new order follows an initial contract for nine H145s, announced in March this year. By 2026, Rega will operate an all-Airbus fleet consisting of 21 five-bladed H145s.

Helicopter Maintenance Blogs

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 10:51

After 119 years of aircraft technology advancements, we are still seeing technology developments. Like the Wright Brothers in the years leading to first flight in 1903, companies investing in the future of aviation do so with great risk at the chance of either rewards or failure.

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New Intrinsically Safe ControlTech™ Wireless Electronic Torque Wrenches from Snap-on Industrial
New Intrinsically Safe ControlTech™ Wireless Electronic Torque Wrenches from Snap-on Industrial
Snap-on Industrial introduces the new Intrinsically Safe ControlTech™ Wireless Electronic Torque Wrenches. A wholly new design in torque tools, the Snap-on Intrinsically Safe ControlTech™ Torque Wrenches are engineered and tested for operation in Class 1 Division 2 hazardous environments where flammable gases, vapors or liquids may potentially be present.
Leonardo Helicopters MD announces that the Rescue and Salvage Bureau of Ministry of Transport, PRC (MOT CRS), has signed a contract for six AW189 super-medium twin-engine helicopters, which will be utilized across the coastlines of China for maritime SAR operations. The fleet deliveries will be completed by 2023.
Helicopter Association International (HAI) and European Helicopter Association (EHA) announce the latest advancement in the partnership between the two VTOL organizations. In a gesture symbolizing their developing partnership, HAI has branded an office at its headquarters in Alexandria, VA, with the EHA logo. Effective Monday, March 14, 2022, the space in the Washington, D.C., suburbs will also provide EHA and its members with a location to work and hold meetings when in the area.
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces a signed purchase agreement for a Bell 505 to BESTFLY, an Angolan aviation company, with the intent to purchase a second 505 within six months. This is the first 505 sale in Angola and West Africa. The first aircraft is expected to be delivered October 2022, and the second aircraft expected delivery date is October 2023. The aircraft will be used for corporate transportation around the country.
Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces a new partnership with the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) to provide safety management training to HAI members by enabling them to sign up for NATA’s Air Transport Safety Manager (ATSM) certification program.

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