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August 13, 2014
PHI, Inc. has achieved the highest level, Level 4, of the Federal Aviation Administration’s voluntary Safety Management System (SMS) pilot program. The SMS program is quickly becoming a standard in the industry, being recognized by the Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO), International...
August 12, 2014
On August 8, Sikorsky Aircraft of Stratford, Conn., announced that the Federal Aviation Administration certified the V400 avionics software for the S-76D helicopter. The technology increases the capabilities of the twin-engine helicopter, allowing the aircraft to operate single-pilot under instrument flight rules.  According to the company, the V400 software, which can be installed by the...
August 4, 2014
The first two Cabris shipped to China (here with Chinese markings) will go to distributor Shanghai X-Square Aviation Co. Photo courtesy Helicopteres Guimbal Bruno Guimbal, founder and CEO of France-based Helicopteres Guimbal, shared with Rotor & Wing details on the Chinese certification of the Cabri G2 light single, obtained on June 16. The process, a validation of the EASA certification, lasted nine...
July 17, 2014
The Italian Directorate of Air Armaments (ARMAEREO) has granted military certification to AgustaWestland’s AW149 multirole military helicopter. Over the past few months, the AW149 has...
July 14, 2014
The CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre’s (MPTC) new CAE 3000 Series S-92 full-flight simulator (FFS) has received Level D certification from the European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA), the highest qualification for flight simulators, and is now ready-for-training. MTPC is a joint venture of CAE and...
June 19, 2014
Helideck Certification-Africa now offers the full range of advice, inspection, auditing and certification to the aviation industry. HC-A operates in partnership with world leaders in the field, namely Flight Safety Australia; Flight Safety Helideck Certification (Australia) and the...
June 5, 2014
Robinson Helicopter Company has received Transport Canada’s certification for the R66 Turbine Police Helicopter. Robinson’s R66 Police model is specially configured for law enforcement and meets the latest FAA crashworthiness regulations. The four-place...
May 19, 2014
The Venezuelan National Institute for Civil Aviation (INAC) has granted M International's Keystone Turbine Services (KTS) with its Foreign Aeronautical Maintenance Organization certification. The certificate recognizes KTS as an effective organization with respect...
May 8, 2014
China’s civil aviation authority, the CAAC, has certified the Robinson R66 turbine helicopter on April 29. China joins more than 50 countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, Japan, South Africa, and the U.S. that have...
April 23, 2014
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded Avionics & Systems Integration Group (ASIG) with a supplemental...
April 22, 2014
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certified the redesigned vertical bevel gear shaft for Airbus Helicopters’ EC225, allowing production and installation on all compatible...
April 18, 2014
The latest addition to the Airbus Helicopter rotorcraft lineup, the EC 145 T2, was recently issued certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The certification...
April 18, 2014
DART Aerospace received a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its EC145 skidtubes. The company also recently received FAA approval for its...
April 16, 2014
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) issued a validation type certificate for Sikorsky Aircraft’s S-76D, allowing Sikorsky to begin delivering the commercial helicopter to customers in China. The S-76D is the latest S-76 model to be validated by CAAC having been preceded by S-76A and S-76C. More than 30 Sikorsky S-76 aircraft currently operate in China. Yunnan...
March 17, 2014
Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc. (ASU) added a new Transport Canada and revised FAA STC to its...
March 12, 2014
Sandel Avionics has received its first HeliTAWS Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for Part 27 and Part 29.  An AML-STC is similar to multi-model approval, with appropriate reuse of compliance data across TC data sheets. It allows models to be added...
March 1, 2014
Much to its relief, and not after a small amount of hard lobbying, the U.S. Congress has decided to fund the acquisition of 20 UH-72A Lakotas from Airbus Helicopters. Last year, the Department of Defense (DoD) made a budgetary decision to cancel the 21 of the 31 Lakotas remaining from a long-running acquisition program that had seen 290...
March 1, 2014
Transport Canada and the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) have awarded initial certification of the Bell 429 WLG. The helicopter was first unveiled at the National...
March 1, 2014
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified the AgustaWestland AW189. First deliveries are expected during February, with Bristow Helicopters anticipating the first at their Norwich base for operations on oil rig support in the southern North Sea. The Bristow helicopter (show in image) is serial 49007 and is seen here in full colors with the British registration...
February 27, 2014
Rotorcraft Services Group (RSG) company, RSG Products, Inc., is teaming with Heli-One to produce, support and co-market critical supplemental type certificates (STCs) within the Heli-One catalogue. The two companies also will collaborate on development of new-generation STCs.Initial available...
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