Helicopter Maintenance News

12/11/2018 - 14:58
Sherwin-Williams features the best-of-the-best, from business jets, general aviation and helicopters, with both classic and custom-painted designs, in its 2019 Aerospace Coatings Calendar. The calendar recognizes the outstanding work of aircraft painters across the country that rely on Sherwin-Williams Aerospace topcoats in their MRO and OEM facilities.
11/30/2018 - 04:24
As any technician can attest, some fasteners are just a pain in the neck to reach. But that pain is easing, thanks to the new Offset Extension Wrench from Snap-on Industrial. The Offset Extension Wrench (Part #FRW10) provides 10” of reach, making it easier for technicians to loosen or tighten hard-to-grasp fasteners that are buried in assemblies.
11/29/2018 - 10:23
Riding on its growing business, Airbus Helicopters will be adding a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) complex adjacent to its existing facility in the Kobe Airport Facility in Japan. Construction will commence in June 2019, with the new facility expected to be operational in November 2019.  
11/29/2018 - 05:01
Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Services company, announces that rotorcraft industry veteran, Charles “Chuck” Hagen, has joined the company as the Rotorcraft Regional Engine manager for the southwest United States and Alaska region.
Bestfly Enters Rotary Market with Addition of Two Leonardo AW139 Helicopters in Partnership with Héli-Union
11/29/2018 - 04:54
Bestfly, an Angola-based aviation services company, enters the rotary market with the addition of two Leonardo AW139 helicopters to its Luanda-based fleet in partnership with Héli-Union. The partnership is operating the machines for an undisclosed leading energy supplier with numerous on- and off-shore locations in Angola. The helicopters will be used predominantly for medevac purposes, in addition to performing crew changes from the company’s oil rigs, and will also be available for charter.
Max-Viz Enhanced Vision System Installed and Certified by Sikorsky
10/24/2018 - 12:16
Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ: ATRO), a provider of advanced technologies for the global aerospace, defense and semiconductor industries, works with Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, to install and certify the Max-Viz 2300 Enhanced Vision System (EVS) on a new Sikorsky S-76D™ helicopter.
Metro Aviation Progresses with FOQA Program
10/24/2018 - 11:55
Metro Aviation, always committed to safety through its Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) program and the utilization of Outerlink IRIS FDM (flight data monitoring), continues to serve its customers with the highest degree of oversight, control and confidence that risk is reduced to the lowest possible point and safety and standardization are at the highest level.
Airbus Helicopters Inc. Honors Leaders in Air Medical Industry at AMTC 2018
10/24/2018 - 11:35
Airbus Helicopters Inc. recognizes leaders of the air medical transport industry for their far-reaching efforts to strengthen safety and service for crews and patients. Jennifer Hardcastle, Air Medical Sales manager for Airbus Helicopters Inc., presented the awards at the Air Medical Transport Conference in Phoenix, AZ.
REACH Air Medical Services to Acquire Five New Airbus Helicopters
10/24/2018 - 09:24
REACH Air Medical Services is boosting its life-saving capabilities with the addition of five Airbus helicopters. Airbus Helicopters Inc. will deliver the three H125s and two H130s later this year, with the aircraft going into service by spring.
Medical Air Rescue Company Signs for First Airbus Helicopter, the H130
10/24/2018 - 09:07
In keeping with its commitment to provide exceptional patient care, Medical Air Rescue Company (MARC) signs for its first Airbus helicopter, the versatile single-engine H130, following a signature ceremony at the 2018 Air Medical Transport Conference in Phoenix, AZ.
10/16/2018 - 15:15
Helitech International announces 2019 will mark a new era for Europe’s largest event for the rotorcraft industry as it undergoes a name change to keep pace with the evolving rotorcraft industry. After this year’s event closes its doors, Helitech International will assume a new identity as the Vertical Flight Expo & Conference.
10/15/2018 - 11:52
Helitech International 2018 opens its doors shortly, with 150 international exhibitors and more than 3,000 visitors descending on the RAI Amsterdam to discover the latest emerging technologies and new advancements from the industry’s leading OEMs and suppliers.
09/11/2018 - 06:26
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: NYT), chooses to collaborate with BridgeIT on a five-year industrial cooperation project to develop and deliver software to Sikorsky field service representatives. BridgeIT will work together with Sikorsky to deliver a modern, mobile, digital workplace solution to employees to support Sikorsky commercial helicopter customers around the world.
FAA Approves Robinson R66 Cargo Hook
08/21/2018 - 14:51
The FAA approves Robinson’s R66 cargo-hook installation. The optional cargo hook carries external loads up to 1200 pounds and, for external load operations, the R66’s maximum gross weight increases from 2700 pounds to 2900 pounds.
08/21/2018 - 14:41
Conklin & de Decker, a provider in aviation research, consulting and education, announces Life Cycle Cost (LCC) Release 18.2 is now available with even more aircraft and the latest operating cost data. The most innovative and comprehensive aircraft budget and financial analysis tool in the industry, LCC provides aircraft owners, operators, flight department managers and aircraft consultants with independently researched ownership and operating-cost data for more than 460 jet, turboprop, helicopter and piston aircraft.
Van Horn Aviation Receives STC for Bell 206L Rotor Blades
08/18/2018 - 11:40
Van Horn Aviation (VHA) receives a supplemental type certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for composite main rotor blades installed on the Bell 206L LongRanger helicopter. Loosely based on VHA’s composite 206B JetRanger main rotor blades, which were certificated in 2016, the new VHA LongRanger main rotor blades have been approved with a 16,000-hour service life, which is four times the life of the current OEM metal blades.
08/11/2018 - 09:18
Innovation and enterprise in the rotorcraft industry is at the heart of this year’s Helitech International when it returns in October with 10% more floor space and 13 new exhibitors joining the event for the first time.
Thai Aviation Services' S-76D™ Fleet Achieves 10,000 Flight Hours
08/09/2018 - 06:48
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), announces that Thai Aviation Services has accumulated 10,000 flight hours on its S-76D™ fleet in record time of less than two years. This milestone was achieved just a few months after TAS began operating as Sikorsky’s first customer support center in Thailand.
LIFESTAR Air Medical Transport Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
08/09/2018 - 05:12
Med-Trans Corporation and Northwest Texas Healthcare Systems commemorate the 25th anniversary of LIFESTAR air medical transport service in the Texas Panhandle and surrounding states. Originating in one location with one helicopter, LIFESTAR now operates two helicopters and a fixed-wing aircraft from three locations.
08/03/2018 - 14:44
The Los Angeles Area Helicopter Operators Association (LAAHOA) and the Professional Helicopter Pilots Association (PHPA) object to a proposal to discontinue a noise complaint hotline serving the Los Angeles region and sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).