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March 25, 2015
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has chosen Vector Aerospace to to perform a 7,500 hour major inspection (G check) and 12-year inspection on one of the department's three Airbus Helicopters AS332L1 Super Pumas. The inspection will also include...
March 18, 2015
Rusada, a global provider of fleet and MRO software, has renewed their partnership with Airbus Helicopters to provide the backbone of Airbus Helicopters’ connected services to the rotorcraft market. The partnership will focus on the development, delivery and support of modular, scalable and connected solutions for maintainers and operators of helicopters around the world.  Identifying the...
March 18, 2015
AgustaWestland's Malaysian Training Academy will receive an AW139 Maintenance Trainer Simulator later this year. This will enable practical elements of AW139 airframe and avionics courses to be undertaken in Malaysia by customers in the region. The full aircraft maintenance trainer simulator...
March 10, 2015
Able Aerospace Services has launched a new service line providing Level 1 bearing inspection and Level 2 bearing overhaul and repair for the Bell 206 and 407. The company plans to add additional aircraft bearings services in the coming months.   Photo courtesy of Able Aerospace Services “Able prides itself on being a one-stop, value-add solution for its...
March 5, 2015
Bell Helicopter has announced a collaboration with Safran Turbomeca USA (Turbomeca) to provide a Service By the Hour (SBH) program for the Arrius 2R engine in the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. The agreement compliments Bell Helicopter’s Mission Critical Support (MCS) program for the Bell 505 – a pay-as-you-fly program designed to provide a predictable monthly cost, help...
March 5, 2015
Airbus Helicopters Inc., U.S. affiliate of Airbus Helicopters, is collaborating with Ultra Electronics-Flightline Systems, of Victor, N.Y. to evaluate the first comprehensive and integrated Health Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) and Flight Data Monitoring (HFDM) system to evaluate the potential to make these systems standard equipment on Part 27 and light Part 29 helicopters of the Airbus Helicopter family...
February 25, 2015
Sikorsky Helicopters handed over the first of four S-92s to Bond Helicopters Australia at the Australian International Air Show, which took place at Avalon Airport, Victoria, from Feb. 24 to March 1. A second S-92 was delivered in Brisbane. Bond Helicopters Australia ordered four of the 19-seaters for operation in the...
February 24, 2015
AgustaWestland Aviation Services LLC (AWAS), an Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) and Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland joint venture, is expanding its range of support solutions serving the growing fleet of AgustaWestland helicopters in the Middle East. A three stage capability expansion plan will further grow AWAS’ range of support services in line with the continued expansion of the regional helicopter fleet...
February 11, 2015
At the 2nd National Airport Infrastructure Show and Civil Aviation held in Moscow at Crocus Expo on Feb. 10-12, Russian Helicopters will showcase the latest equipment for aircraft maintenance bases and service centers. Russian Helicopters currently offers its clients a modern after-sale support service, built on the principle of integrated logistics support for the full-life cycle of the helicopter...
February 10, 2015
With sensors increasingly being attached to dynamic components in new helicopters, maintainers are facing a massive increase in aircraft data. Sensor data is fed into the aircraft’s computers, and then downloaded to computers in the maintenance shop – providing not only information on immediate problem areas, but also significant data for trending. This allows a shift from time-based to...
January 16, 2015
The global aerospace and defense contractor AAR has been granted AS9100 certification of its quality management system for manufacturing at the company’s aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility located near the Indianapolis International Airport. The certification was awarded to AAR Aircraft Services and covers the manufacture of airframe composites and metal aircraft parts...
January 8, 2015
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Able Aerospace with the parts manufacturer approval (PMA) of a new tail rotor fan shaft replacement part for the Bell 407...
November 14, 2014
Kingwing General Aviation Co., has been approved as an Authorized Service Center for Agustawestland helicopters in China. The Authorized Service Center approval has been...
November 14, 2014
The Saudi Arabian National Guard has issued a $976,222 contract to MD Helicopters to provide logistics support for its current...
November 11, 2014
Dean Ashton has been selected by Bell Helicopter as its Customer Service Engineer to serve as a direct link between the Textron subsidiary and its growing customer base in China. The selection was announced by Bell at Airshow China in Zhuhai. Ashton has...
November 5, 2014
An Airbus Helicopter EC155 B1 in Marshall, Minn. Photo courtesy Metro Aviation Just like the helicopters that Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) and Helicopter Flight Data Monitoring (HFDM) systems are installed in, there is no single solution for every user’s needs. Each system has its own unique capabilities just as each manufacturer has its own approach. But to be a viable solution in the...
November 1, 2014
These Diamond J, Inc. torque and turbine outlet temperature gauges installed in a Bell 206B3 catch everything, including this 103 percent for one second torque. Photo by Mark Colborn “The engine quit,” is a common claim or perception by pilots following an uncontrolled descent into terrain. A recent International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) analysis, however, determined that many accident...
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...
September 18, 2014
Rotor & Wing spoke with Bristow Group CEO Jonathan Baliff about the state of the industry and of Bristow Group. Here is a small taste of what to expect. See the full interview in Rotor & Wing's Helitech International Show Daily, or watch for it via email at the end of the show. Rotor & Wing: What are the main changes you've seen in the past four years in the helicopter industry? Jonathan...
September 1, 2014
Fully integrated flight data recording is now affordable for the light single and twin engine fleet. PHI is outfitting their Bell 407s with NORTH FDS HUMS/HFDM recorders. Photo courtesy PHI Health and usage monitoring systems (HUMS) and helicopter flight data management (HFDM) systems are powerful aviation tools. Their capabilities will eventually make them mandatory and will prove indispensible to the...
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