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March 3, 2015
HAI Heli-Expo 2015 Orlando, Fla. – Two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6C-67E-powered EC175 helicopters have been recently delivered to Belgian operator NHV (Noordzee Helicopters Vlaanderen). NHV, one of the launch customers for Airbus Helicopter’s new model, has started commercial operation with its first two EC175 helicopters in the North Sea in December 2014 which have already accumulated...
March 3, 2015
HAI Heli-Expo 2015 Orlando, Fla. – Pratt & Whitney Canada’s new PW206B3 engine has earned certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in December 2014, further clearing the way for its entry into service early this year on the new EC135P3 helicopter.  The PW206B3 engine...
March 3, 2015
HAI Heli-Expo 2015 Orlando, Fla. – Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) recently certified the Flight Data Acquisition Storage and Transmission (FAST™) engine diagnostic solution for the AgustaWestland AW139. This system will provide operators with an end-to-end application for managing all helicopter engine performance data.  FAST continuously monitors and records all engine data...
March 3, 2015
HAI Heli-Expo 2015 Orlando, Fla. – P&WC-appointed Dallas Airmotive Inc. and H+S Aviation Limited DOFs soon to be fully operational in North America and the Middle East. Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) recently announced that its newly appointed designated overhaul facilities (DOF) Dallas Airmotive Inc. and H+S Aviation Limited (Booth 3700 at HELI-EXPO) will be fully operational in...
March 2, 2015
Bob Stenberg When money is tight—which, if we’re being honest with ourselves, is almost universally the case in this industry—aerospace buyers focus inward on cost centers rather than outward on the cutting edge. And with the latest drop in oil prices and U.S. defense spending, rotorcraft operators may forgo the next best ride and instead look for subtler ways to extend the life of their...
March 1, 2015
Arrano engine. Photo courtesy Turbomeca The long-term engine of choice for X4, the prototype of Airbus Helicopters’ new medium class twin-engine rotorcraft, will be an uprated Turbomeca Arrano engine. Airbus Helicopters has been running with two turboshaft engine options, Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW210E and Turbomeca’s Arrano, since the first design concept in 2012. However following...
February 26, 2015
Honeywell will be showcasing several systems at next week's Heli-Expo, and will also make several significant announcements about how the company is helping customers achieve performance improvements. The annual Honeywell Helicopter Industry Forecast, which provides an authoritative look at industry trends from the unique perspective of helicopter operators worldwide, will also be released at the...
February 26, 2015
The newest addition to the Turbomeca (Safran) Arrien 2+ family, the Arriel 2N Turboshaft, has received EASA type-certification. The engine first ran in September 2011, and offers low operating costs, increased reliability and superior performance.  “The certification of the Arriel 2N in December 2014 has roused a clear interest in the airframer community,” Jean-François Sauer, vice...
February 20, 2015
Bell Helicopter's affiliate company McTurbine, Inc. has received authorization from Honeywell International to serve as a Licensed Repair Facility for the Honeywell T53 series engine. Under this...
February 19, 2015
The long-term engine of choice for the X4, the prototype of Airbus Helicopters’ new medium class twin-engine rotorcraft, will be an uprated Turbomeca Arrano engine.   Photo courtesy of Turbomeca (Safran) Airbus Helicopters has been running with two turboshaft...
January 28, 2015
Turbomeca has received EASA type-certification for its Ariel 2N turboshaft engine, the newest addition to the Arriel 2+ family. The engine first ran in September of 2011, and it offers lower operating costs along with increased reliability and performance compared to its predecessors. It features a new axial compressor, new high-pressure compressor diffuser, new high-pressure turbine material and...
January 28, 2015
Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the only Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system available for the Airbus Helicopters EC130T2 helicopter. This new IBF helps prevent engine...
January 16, 2015
After years of maturation and prototype testing, helicopter engine manufacturer Turbomeca has entered serial production of parts using the latest additive manufacturing, or 3D printing process at its Bordes facility in France. The facility is one of the first of its kind to serial produce additive components for France's aerospace propulsion industry.   Photo courtesy Turbomeca Arrano test and...
January 7, 2015
Less than two weeks after receiving its Transport Canada certification, Eagle Copters Ltd. has received Federal Aviation Administration certification for its Eagle 407HP program. Eagle Copters specializes in sales, leasing, product development and engineering, and is a Bell Platinum Customer Service provider. Its Eagle 407HP is a conversion...
December 1, 2014
FDC/Aerofilter manufactures this PMA filter for the Bell 206L-1, L-3 and L-4. Image courtesy of FDC/Aerofilter Protecting the power plant from the worst effects of the ingestion of particles has always been a problem. But when United States military helicopter forces began operating in the dusty environments of Iraq, and then the even worse and oft quoted “talcum powder” environment experienced...
November 11, 2014
The Bell Helicopter 505 Jet Ranger X completed its first flight with the Arrius 2R engine. Turbomeca, the manufacturer of the Arrius 2R engine, indicates FAA, EASA and Transport Canada engine type...
November 7, 2014
M250-C47E engine. Graphic courtesy Rolls-Royce Rotor & Wing recently sat down with Jason Propes, SVP Helicopters & Light Turboprop Engines at Rolls-Royce to get an update on the status of their C47E engine program - the latest iteration of the venerable M250 - which was announced at Heli-Expo in 2013, and for which they recently received certification. R&W: Can you give us a brief update on the...
November 1, 2014
Maintaining a PT6 turboshaft engine. Photo courtesy Pratt & Whitney Canada The bridge between a manufacturer simply supplying an engine to a customer versus committing to it with the operator was brought into the modern era by Rolls Royce’s Power by the Hour (PBH) concept in the early 1980s. While PBH has become a regular feature of supplier/owner maintenance agreements, Safran subsidiary...
October 21, 2014
Vector Aerospace Corporation, independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has announced that Vector Aerospace Engine Services – Atlantic (ES-A), has renewed its Engine Services Agreement with CommutAir, based in Cleveland, Ohio. Under the agreement, ES-A will provide CommutAir with engine repair and overhaul for the Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW123...
October 17, 2014
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued certification of the Arrius 2B2plus turboshaft engine. Designed for light...
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