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August 1, 2009
TRAINING Seven well-qualified students have won apprenticeship positions with Bristow Helicopters, from a field of nearly 120 competitors. Varying in age between 17 and 21, the seven young men are currently studying at Air Service Training, Perth. They are all beginning the second stage of their apprenticeship programs, and are working toward their Category A3 Licenses. If...
August 1, 2009
PRODUCTS The recession hasn’t hurt Aeronautical Systems Inc. In fact, the Sterling, Va.-based supplier of military replacement parts and...
August 1, 2009
The next time you’re doing your preflight and marvel at the complexity of your craft, think about all of the parts that go unseen, which must work harmoniously for hours on end without fail. Lucky for you, your maintenance staff is intimately acquainted with all those parts. They have to be, if we are to provide airborne law enforcement day-in and day-out, and return safely to earth without an...
July 1, 2009
MILITARY | HEAVY LIFT Boeing and AgustaWestland will be jointly supplying and supporting 16 new Chinook helicopters for the Italian military. The contract is worth $1.23 billion and will run until 2017. The amount includes five years of support. "At an...
July 1, 2009
MILITARY | ATTACK Thirty new Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawks are being delivered to Fort Riley, Kansas. The new helicopters are assigned to the 1st Infantry Division and are replacing the division’s older UH-60L Black Hawks. "The UH-60M comes equipped with a fully digital cockpit...
July 1, 2009
The FAA allows pilots to accomplish some maintenance on aircraft, the maintenance allowed is considered preventative maintenance and outlined in CFR Title 14, Part 43, Appendix A(c). Preventive maintenance can be best described as simple or minor operations and the replacement of small standard parts not involving complex assembly operations. These operations can be performed by the holder of a private...
June 25, 2009
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) of Bangalore, India, has consolidated all of its helicopter-related activities under one roof called the Helicopter...
May 8, 2009
Northwest Helicopters, based in Washington, is an FAA certified repair station that has developed an important niche in the refurbishment of former military helicopters. The company specializes in Bell's UH-1 series, but it has also restored two Cobras and...
April 27, 2009
Telit Wireless Solutions and Eurocopter signed a three-year agreement to develop a configuration management monitoring system for 11 of the manufacturer's helicopters. Under the terms of...
April 16, 2009
Telit Communications and Eurocopter have struck a deal to co-operate in the development and marketing of a “configuration management...
April 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL | MILITARY Most helicopter company CEOs attending Heli-Expo 2009 in Anaheim, Calif. expressed concern about the outlook for their business in the face of the worst economic conditions since the Great Depression. Steve Townes, chairman of 24 Ranger Rotorcraft Group Inc., expressed defiance. "As it relates to the Ranger group’s companies: no bailout required," Townes told a...
March 30, 2009
U.S. airmen from the 718th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron based at Kedena Air Base on Okinawa are helping to train Afghan mechanics in the maintenance of Mil Mi-17 helicopters. The collaboration is part of...
March 18, 2009
The Minnesota National Guard has a new helicopter base. The $37.2 million, 140,000 square foot aviation support facility is...
March 17, 2009
Canadian Helicopters, the largest helicopter transportation services company operating in Canada, announced it has entered into...
March 1, 2009
Military — Bell Helicopter delivered its ninth OH-58D Kiowa under the Warrior Safety Enhancement Program contract for the U.S. Army. Military — The Government of Estonia approved the purchase of a third AW139 to perform SAR, medevac and border patrol duties for the Border Guard. Military — The Army awarded EADS North America a contract for five additional UH-72A Lakota light utility...
March 1, 2009
In tough economic times, who can afford to send their mechanics to a manufacturer’s school? Considering the travel, hotel, meals, lost time on the job, not to mention the cost of the school, some feel it’s a luxury that you can’t afford. But before you take that decision, consider what it may cost if your mechanics are not properly trained. To gain optimal performance of your aircraft...
February 18, 2009
In a press release issued Feb. 18, Eurocopter announced that it is opening a customer service center (CSC) in Hong Kong. The operation will gradually take over all...
February 16, 2009
Igor Pshenichny, deputy director general of Helicopters of Russia, announced that the Russian-based aerospace company will...
January 30, 2009
Eurocopter UK announced that it will break ground on a new service and simulator facility at Kirkhill Commercial Park...
January 5, 2009
DRS Optronics of Palm Beach, Fla has received a “new firm-fixed-price” and cost plus fixed fee contract for maintaining the mast-mounted optics system used...
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