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March 8, 2011
Uniflight has assembled a team of suppliers to design, certify, sell and support a Rolls-Royce engine upgrade STC for the Bell 206 A, B and L. “There are over 3,500 Jet Rangers in...
March 6, 2011
Turbomeca shook hands with representatives of the US Coast Guard (USCG) on the Sunday morning to mark the signing of a second support-by-the-hour contract. The...
March 5, 2011
Phoenix-based Honeywell Aerospace has unveiled a new portable diagnostic system for helicopters. Zing Test Elite, which is...
March 1, 2011
In an effort to make things simple for operators, Bell Helicopter Textron has brought five former subsidiaries under its corporate umbrella. Edwards & Associates, Rotor Blades, Acadian Composites, Bell Aerospace Services and U.S. Helicopter are now part of Bell, while a sixth subsidiary—Aeronautical Associates—will continue to offer parts and accessories using its brand while being...
March 1, 2011
Eurocopter EC120. The manufacturer led a study that showed using data monitoring on light helicopters brings safety benefits but draws a lot of human resources for data analysis.    Eurocopter/Anthony Pecchi Eurocopter has examined the benefits of installing a helicopter flight data monitoring (HFDM) device on light helicopters for general aviation use, as a study has revealed this could...
February 15, 2011
When most shops celebrate the opening of a new paint facility, they hold an open house or send out a press release. SureFlight went way beyond the ordinary, christening its new multimillion-dollar, 18,000-square-foot facility by painting one of the most recognized private helicopters in the world—Donald Trump’s Sikorsky S-76B. “Mr. Trump and his aviation team recognized that repainting...
February 10, 2011
Bell Helicopter has chosen Rogerson Kratos to upgrade the cockpit display systems of the Bell 412EP. The program is designed to increase the capability...
February 10, 2011
As part of the government’s “recapitalization” efforts, Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) has upgraded the fifth oldest UH-60 Blackhawk...
February 7, 2011
Integrated Helicopter Services, a joint venture of Russian Helicopters and India’s Vectra Group, is now offering...
February 2, 2011
Officials from Eurocopter hosted a ceremony Tuesday to inaugurate its new EC225 North Sea Service Center in Aberdeen, Scotland. The...
February 1, 2011
Fort Worth, Texas-based Bell Helicopter Textron has consolidated six support and service divisions under its corporate brand. Five former subsidiaries now fall under the Bell Helicopter banner: Edwards & Associates of Piney Flats, Tenn., Louisiana-based Rotor Blades (Broussard) and Acadian Composites (Lafayette), Bell Aerospace...
February 1, 2011
Risk management firm Det Norske Veritas has registered Columbia Helicopters to the EN/AS9110 aerospace quality standard. The certification will allow Columbia to increase its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO)...
February 1, 2011
The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded the AAR Corp. Defense Systems and Logistics division with a 2010 Secretary of Defense performance-based...
February 1, 2011
Canada’s government has issued a $640-million contract for Bell Helicopter to support a fleet of Canadian Forces CH146 Griffons. The...
February 1, 2011
A friend of mine recently asked me why helicopters were so expensive to buy and operate. The simple answer to both parts of the question is complexity. Helicopters have a large number of moving parts, designed for minimal weight and high stress (fatigue) conditions. Even the ‘simplest’ light helicopter is a true marvel of mechanical engineering. This, combined with a low tolerance for failure...
February 1, 2011
In an effort to make things simple for customers, Bell Helicopter Textron has brought six former subsidiaries under its corporate umbrella. Edwards & Associates, Rotor Blades, Acadian Composites, Bell Aerospace Services and U.S. Helicopter are now part of Bell, while a sixth subsidiary—Aeronautical Associates—will continue to offer parts and accessories using its brand while being...
January 18, 2011
AgustaWestland has received a five-year Integrated Merlin Operational Support (IMOS) contract extension...
January 14, 2011
Precision Aviation Group (PAG) has reached an agreement to acquire Avcenter, a repair station in Dallas that focuses on wheels, brakes and accessories. PAG plans to use...
January 6, 2011
Specialty rotorcraft tool and work stand supplier Heli-Enterprise has inked a distribution...
January 5, 2011
Bell Helicopter Textron has finalized the consolidation of six support and service divisions under its corporate brand. Five former subsidiaries now fall under the Bell Helicopter...
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