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April 1, 2008
Royal Air Force Flight Lt. Michelle Goodman on March 7 became the first woman to be awarded the U.K. Distinguished Flying Cross. She was honored for flying her Incident Reaction Team Merlin into "an extremely dangerous area of Basra City" in Iraq on night-vision goggles and under very heavy fire on June 1, 2007 to rescue a casualty despite mortar rounds landing nearby. The DFC is awarded for acts...
April 1, 2008
April 6-9 — AAAA Annual Convention, Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, Md. Contact: AAAA National Office, Phone: 203-268-2450; Fax: 203-268-5870; Web: www.quad-a.org. April 23-26 — Aircraft Electronics Assn 51st Annual International Convention and Trade Show, Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, Md. Contact: Phone: 816-373-6565; Fax...
April 1, 2008
SERVICES | MAINTENANCE Pratt & Whitney Canada has launched a fleet management program designed to meet the engine maintenance needs of helicopter customers. The new program is intended to offer those customers a combination of cost stability and...
April 1, 2008
May 2008: Air Med on the European Continent — We examine in depth the factors spurring (and limiting) development of air medical operations on the Continent. Offshore Operations — As the offshore industry gathers in Houston for its annual Offshore Technology Conference, we look at what’s driving helicopter operations in the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, and elsewhere. Satellite Tracking...
April 1, 2008
The question of whether your aircraft is safe must be answered before every flight. Do you really know if it is airworthy and if not, what do you do about it? Maintenance has been in the public spotlight recently, and not for laudable reasons. Back in January, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board issued a probable cause for the March 27, 2007 crash of a Robinson Helicopter R22 at Ponte Vedra...
March 27, 2008
Standard Aero is expanding beyond its position as a major provider of Rolls-Royce Model 250 engine repair and overhaul services. The Winnipeg, Manitoba-headquartered MRO company has won approval from Turbomeca to support...
March 24, 2008
Aviation Today will host a webinar examining ongoing opportunities presented by the current helicopter boom and the potential impact of global economic turmoil on the industry. The webinar...
March 13, 2008
A New Zealand jury has convicted two men of manslaughter in the 2005 crash of a Robinson R22, according to press reports. The jury in Nelson High Court deliberated for nine hours before convicting former Skytech...
March 7, 2008
Air Methods has awarded Standard Aero an exclusive, five-year contract to repair and overhaul its Rolls-Royce Model 250 engines. The contract...
February 8, 2008
U.S. criminal investigators are delving into the records and operations of Van Nevel Helicopters and its affiliates. Investigators from the FBI, the U.S. Justice Dept., and the U.S. Transportation Dept.'s inspector general's office (which, in part, investigates criminal...
January 31, 2008
India's government will now allow foreign investors to own 100 percent of the stock in helicopter operators in that nation. The Indian Cabinet today also...
January 16, 2008
Bell Helicopter has added McTurbine, Inc., to its customer support and service group through the marriage of parents. Bell parent Textron, Inc. last year...
January 16, 2008
A U.K. union is calling for an inquiry into the Defence Ministry's planned sale of helicopter maintenance facilities to a private company. The Portsmouth News reports the union has written to James Arbuthnot, the...
January 1, 2008
Raising Mechanics Regarding your Eye on Maintenance column, I offer this to qualify my opinion ("Bristow Takes on a Big Bias," November 2007, page 58). Helicopters are my passion. I started receiving Rotor & Wing in 1975. I received my bachelor’s degree in aviation maintenance management and my airframe and powerplant mechanic’s license in 1984. I attended a university in southern...
January 1, 2008
SERVICES | MAINTENANCE A new analysis of the market for maintenance, repair, and overhaul of civil helicopters projects that segment of the industry will grow to a value of nearly $7 billion in a decade. The aviation and aerospace management consulting firm AeroStrategy said it conducted a detailed analysis of the civil helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) market. The firm projects that the...
January 1, 2008
"Others Sell Parts, We Sell Support" The Precision Aviation Group (PAG) of companies provides parts and MRO services for Helicopters and Fixed-wing aircraft. PAG was founded in 1993 with Precision Heliparts (PHP) in Atlanta, GA. In 2002, PAG opened Precision Heliparts – Canada (PHP-C) in Vancouver, BC, acquired Precision Avionics & Instruments (PAI) from Dallas Airmotive in 2004, and...
January 1, 2008
Over the last 50 years, Keystone Helicopter has gained a reputation as an industry leader in quality rotorcraft services. Today, the company employs over 500 people at one of the finest and fastest growing facilities in the country. In 2007, Keystone added a new state of the art paint facility to complement its world class completions and MRO services at the Heliplex near Chester County Airport in...
January 1, 2008
Exceptional Quality And Support for Turbine Helicopters Worldwide Paradigm Aerospace Corporation today has evolved into a helicopter and aviation facility that strives, to deliver an exceptional experience for the pilot and owner/operators of light to medium turbine helicopters.’ The goal is to provide an overall product and service that is exceptional in quality and completed right the first time...
November 28, 2007
Three key trade unions are opposing plans by the United Kingdom to sell its military helicopter maintenance work. The work now is done by the Defense Aviation Repair Agency. U.K. officials in July...
November 2, 2007
CHC Helicopter Corp. is using its latest orders for new aircraft as leverage to build the overhaul and maintenance capability of its Heli-One unit. The Vancouver, B.C. operator's worldwide helicopter support division has ordered 12 new S-92s...
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