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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...
August 26, 2014
Nineteen of Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) field inspectors were trained by Mornington Sanford Aviation on theoretical...
August 25, 2014
Bell Helicopter's Aeronautical Accessories brand is now distributing Donaldson Inducer Vent Filters (IVF) for the Bell 407 and 407GX airframes. The filter helps prevent erosion of the engine impeller by drawing in...
August 20, 2014
Hoist and winch company Breeze Eastern has announced that it will establish an Innovation and New Product Development Center in Fredericksburg, Va. The center will be managed by Brad Repp, the newly appointed vice president of product development. Repp recently served as the chief technology officer for HDT Global and his familiarity with the engineering and business community in Virginia was one of the...
August 18, 2014
Bell Helicopter will stage a safety symposium in Prague, Czech Republic on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. This follows on from a similar symposium that it held during August at the Sao Paulo World Trade Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil that attracted more than 100 attendees. The safety symposium series, introduced in 2013, is aimed at educating pilots and maintainers on key safety practices. It is linked to...
August 15, 2014
Russian Helicopters has added a certified a Brazilian service center to its expanding network worldwide that also includes South Korea, Canada and Spain. Run by Helipark Taxi Aereo e Manutencao Aeronautica, Brazil, this move is aimed at assisting the expansion of the Ka-32 type in Latin American.  Helipark has operated its own Ka-32A11BC since 2012. it is used primarily for external cargo sling loads...
August 11, 2014
Russian Helicopters has announced that on August 8, Kazan Helicopters opened a new painting and finishing shop at its manufacturing base in Moscow. The RUB 467 million ($13 million) facility represents the company's continuing effort to increase its production output, as well as its competitiveness in the global rotorcraft market. The new shop houses a variety of...
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