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March 1, 2012
A technician inspects a blade mounted on CTI’s new whirl tower. The system uses computers and lasers to compare test blades to a perfect “master” at operational rotation speeds. Sikorsky Aircraft subsidiary Composite Technology Inc. (CTI) invited local officials to its Dallas-Fort Worth rotor blade repair facility on February 14 for the opening of its new whirl tower. The $15-million...
March 1, 2012
Cadorath Aerospace highlighted a number of recent developments during Heli-Expo. The company introduced its new AeroParts website, which serves as a resource for parts...
March 1, 2012
During a Feb. 13 interview at Heli-Expo, Russian Helicopters CEO Dmitry Petrov sat down with Rotor & Wing to discuss a number of topics, ranging from emerging markets to aftermarket support. The Moscow-based conglomerate is made up of a dozen subsidiaries, including Mil and Kamov, employing a total of around 40,000 people. Petrov said that Russian Helicopters is keeping tabs on the civil rotorcraft...
February 28, 2012
Las Vegas and Grand Canyon tour operator Papillon Airways has inked a support-by-the-hour (SBH) contract with Turbomeca. The Safran Group...
February 13, 2012
During the opening day of Heli-Expo 2012, Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) unveiled its new software system for Sikorsky’s commercial helicopters, Helotrac 2X. The new web-based software is an upgrade of Helotrac RL and allows operators to...
February 13, 2012
St. Louis, Mo.-based Donaldson Aerospace & Defense (Booth 8451) president Mike Scimone held a workshop, “Engine Protection—Realizing Return on Investment (ROI) Quickly,” explaining the benefits of his company’s inlet barrier filter (IBF) systems from foreign object damage (FOD), which can range from the usual...
February 13, 2012
Precision Aviation Group (Booth 4110) subsidiary Precision Accessories & Instruments (PAI) is now an approved authorized repair...
February 11, 2012
Columbia Helicopters President Mike Fahey and Chairman Nanacy Lematta officially open the engine test cell. Aurora, Ore.-based Columbia Helicopters (Booth 7334) has opened its new turbine engine testing facility. Scheduled to be fully operational in late 2012, the facility will be used to test the Lycoming...
February 11, 2012
Cadorath Aerospace (Booth 5024) will highlight a number of recent developments during Heli-Expo. The company is introducing its new AeroParts website, which serves as a resource for parts...
February 10, 2012
Las Vegas, Nev.-based All Metal Maintenance Stands (Booth 5217) has tested its light transportable hoist (LTH) on a Eurocopter AS350 at American...
February 10, 2012
Officials from Able Aerospace Services (Booth 2106) and the City of Mesa, Ariz., held a groundbreaking ceremony...
February 10, 2012
Atlanta-based Precision Aviation Group (Booth 4110) has established a new company from its Gardner Aviation Services subsidiary. Rotorcraft Services Division (RSD) will offer helicopter avionics upgrades, airframe maintenance...
February 7, 2012
Precision Aviation Group (Booth 4110) has reached an agreement with Las Vegas, Nev.-based All Metal Maintenance Stands (Booth 5217) to distribute a full line of maintenance...
February 6, 2012
Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (Booth 7139) is displaying a number of its services during Heli-Expo. Operators will be able to speak with Vector support teams on a number of topics, including some of its newer...
February 1, 2012
Sgt. Christopher Lemke under the “hell hole” of a Bell UH-1Y Huey. Photo by Cpl. Brian Adam Jones U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Christopher Lemke has received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal in Afghanistan thanks to his discovery of previously unknown maintenance issue on a Bell UH-1Y Huey. Lemke, a mechanic with Marine Light...
February 1, 2012
Los Angeles, Calif.-based AECOM Technology Corporation has received a $16.5-million task order contract by the U.S...
February 1, 2012
Eurocopter has designated its U.S. subsidiary as a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) center for EC135s and EC145s in North and Latin America. With this...
February 1, 2012
Bell Helicopter has won a 10-year, C$640 million ($630.9 million) contract for support and service for the Canadian Forces’ fleet of CH146 Griffons. The CH146 optimized...
February 1, 2012
SIMMAD has contracted Safran Group subsidiary, Sagem, to provide life-cycle support for Strix sighting systems on the...
February 1, 2012
McLean, Va.-based M International has purchased the Keystone Engine Services division of Sikorsky Global Helicopters. M International has...
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